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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 0
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Posted By RocketMan
The 50 and under crowd (as in MPH not AGE!)

Last fall I picked up a 1975 Honda CB125S and now have put over 1000 miles on it and its been just about the most fun I've ever had on two wheels for scooting around the hood and occationally a bit...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By RocketMan
Too Kool, count me in for this and hopefully it...

Too Kool, count me in for this and hopefully it will become a regular event. This is perfect spot for a morning ride from my digs, look for the "Lean Mean Green Machine" to be in attendance.
Your...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 144
Posted By RocketMan
Corrected dates: 16th Anual Festival of Fives - June 13 - 15 Seneca Rocks

Once again its coming up time for the running of the annual Festival of Five's and the Seneca Rocks Un-Rally hosted by yours truly at Seneca Rocks WV, now its 16th year.

Come droll over some of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-29-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 110,164
Posted By RocketMan
New Years Day 2014

Anything going on as far as rides/meets-to-eat/etc this Wed. Jan first?

RM
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-23-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,533
Posted By RocketMan
Love to get my hands on a 200 or even a 175, I'd...

Love to get my hands on a 200 or even a 175, I'd seriously consider trying a multi-day minimal camping/riding adventure on either of those.

RM
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-17-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5,264
Views: 220,422
Posted By RocketMan
Faster than a speeding Rickman...More powerfull than....

A toy locomotive (Hopefully anyway!)

I've been hoping to show off my new old machine by doing a tag but life (and work) kept getting in the way so...

About 5-6 weeks ago I picked up a sweet...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-10-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,533
Posted By RocketMan
Nice, checked out the rebuild thread, I should...

Nice, checked out the rebuild thread, I should maybe start one on my CB (and on the SL125 when I get that.:D )

Weather turned cold and rainy and I'm off on vacation Saturday for a week at Los...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-09-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,533
Posted By RocketMan
Funny, but you're like the 5th 6th person that...

Funny, but you're like the 5th 6th person that has said that since I started riding/posting about the CB. Just goes to show what I following these still have.

RM
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-09-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,533
Posted By RocketMan
Nice, that looks to be about in the same shape as...

Nice, that looks to be about in the same shape as the one I'm hoping to pick up. Cept the fenders are purple and the tank is the one currently on my CB since that one was rusted out. But other than...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-09-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,533
Posted By RocketMan
Kool, I was just reading about those, a 1K...

Kool, I was just reading about those, a 1K excursion on that, now That's what I call an Adventure! take lots of pics.

RM
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-08-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,533
Posted By RocketMan
Very cool indeed. Now that is something I could...

Very cool indeed. Now that is something I could see easily doing an overnight camping trip on. 150-200 miles in a day would not be unreasonable, granted on mostly back roads but a cruising speed of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-08-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,533
Posted By RocketMan
Disk brakes started in 74, cable actuated....

Disk brakes started in 74, cable actuated. Passable but I'd prefer the older drum.

Actually they are very light and do come off easily. I have ridden it with and without it seems to make very...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-06-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,533
Posted By RocketMan
Thoughts on Thumpers, Barn Finds and Bee Stings

About three weeks ago I picked up a 1975 CB125S, in generally good running condition with a few parts in need of replacement due to rusting but nothing preventing me from riding it. I bought it as a...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-18-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,143
Posted By RocketMan
HAHa! Dude, you're being way to serious :D ...

HAHa!

Dude, you're being way to serious :D

The last pic was just for shits and grins, doubt I'd ever ride the thing with that trunk. It just happens that the GIVI bag mount that came with the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,143
Posted By RocketMan
Real Men ride Motor-BIKES!

Got my new toy home late last week......

Introducing Baby, my 1975 CB125 S1....

Got the points cleaned and dialed in timing, replaced the plug, cleaned and set the Carb and she is now running...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-14-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 278
Posted By RocketMan
bug collecting in NOVA- rocketman style on a '75 R90/6

For those looking to buy a nice country property in Northern Va I thought I would search out some nice options for those still in the market..

A nice old place ready for renovation and comes with...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-14-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By RocketMan
upcoming Vintage events in WV July 25 thru 28

From July 25 thru the 28 McKee's Sky Ranch in Tera Alta Wv is hosting a series of vintage dual-sport rides, AHRMA style motocross and road events at Tom McKee's ranch. He's a pretty cool guy who I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-06-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5,264
Views: 220,422
Posted By RocketMan
Nest time your in the area, head a mile down 226...

Nest time your in the area, head a mile down 226 to the Alpine Inn (http://www.alpineinnnc.com/) and stay there, great little place, great views and much quieter. Last time I stayed there I rode up...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By RocketMan
Bump! come one come all, less than two weeks...

Bump!
come one come all, less than two weeks away.

RM
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-13-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By RocketMan
I'm planning on riding my new to me 1975 R90/6...

I'm planning on riding my new to me 1975 R90/6 (look for an R90 with flames on the Parabellum Scout fairing) taking a somewhat more scenic route via White's ferry rather the beltway and 270.

hope...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-12-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 5,264
Views: 220,422
Posted By RocketMan
I will vouch for both George and Khan, great...

I will vouch for both George and Khan, great independent mechs, both willing to go the extra mile to save you a few bux And get the job done right. They often can fit you in with quick repairs while...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-11-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By RocketMan
15th Anual FoF and SR Un-Rally June 14-16 Anoncement posted

I posted this in the old school section but wanted to put a link to it here to (hopefully) garner a bit more attention.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21383593#post21383593

Hope to...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By RocketMan
15th Anual FoF and SR Un-Rally June 14-16

Once again its coming up time for the running of the annual Festival of Five's and the Seneca Rocks Un-Rally hosted by yours truly at Seneca Rocks WV, now its 15th year.

Come droll over some of...
Forum: Airheads 05-10-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,272
Posted By RocketMan
I'm thinking of replacing mine with an EnDuraLast...

I'm thinking of replacing mine with an EnDuraLast but have read there can be minor fitment problems so I wondering if you had any problems. Also how long have you had this unit in place?
Also, what...
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By RocketMan
Just a quick update, got the values done...

Just a quick update, got the values done yesterday, but getting the covers off was a real PITA, partly due to the crash bars and the odd-ball covers on the bike, after market deep finned rather...
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By RocketMan
:clap:clap:clap Got it all greased and...

:clap:clap:clap

Got it all greased and cleaned up, moved the plate to center and put the timing light on, minor adjustment and she's dead on at 1000RPM's on both cylinders and I see the advance...
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By RocketMan
yeah, D key sort of thing.. and yeah done by the...

yeah, D key sort of thing.. and yeah done by the PO, I just picked up the bike this past November. All the penitrating oil I had sprayed in there over the last days seems to have done the trick,...
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By RocketMan
The advance unit flyweights move freely and when...

The advance unit flyweights move freely and when I check the timing with a light it advances to the "F" mark like it should although a bit earlier than usual, 22~2600 RPM's rather than around...
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By RocketMan
removing a stubborn advance unit

The advance unit on my 75 R90/6 is refusing to come off the output shaft. I've never had this problem before (it has a Dyna on it). I need to adjust the magnet as the plate and pickup magnets are...
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,110
Posted By RocketMan
Just read thru this thread as I am having a...

Just read thru this thread as I am having a similar problem with my 75 R90/6 only it hesitates on the first turn then cranks up and spins normally when the bike is cold, been on trickle charger, full...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-14-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5,264
Views: 220,422
Posted By RocketMan
Hey, nice meeting ya and the Missus at lunch...

Hey, nice meeting ya and the Missus at lunch yesterday, enjoyed the conversation and thanks to the better half for helping me finally getting my eats!
Here's the view from 55 I mentioned in my ride...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-14-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By RocketMan
World Peace thru Food and 350 Miles

(for those that care about such things..All these shots were taken with my new Olympus TG-1 (it even has a "food porn" setting in the scenes menu))
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-13-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 109,344
Posted By RocketMan
Pics from the lunch for ORexpat in Marshall...

Pics from the lunch for ORexpat in Marshall today.


A tad foggy, never did clear out...but at least it was warm enough to be able to chat outside so...good seeing all the folks, I don't get...
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By RocketMan
I like that, solves the problem of lighting it at...

I like that, solves the problem of lighting it at night and since it seems that voltage meters have winning votes may just go for this one. Easier to wire in than an ammeter would be since I don't...
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By RocketMan
monitoring an airhead charging system

I have a 1975 R90/6 that I recently picked up and was wondering what is the best way of monitoring the changring system since I run heated gear in the winter. Would a volt meter or ammeter be the...
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By RocketMan
monitoring an airhead charging system

I have a 1975 R90/6 that I recently picked up and was wondering what is the best way of monitoring the changring system since I run heated gear in the winter. Would a volt meter or ammeter be the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-13-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By RocketMan
Bring the sidecar so I can go for a ride in it!! ...

Bring the sidecar so I can go for a ride in it!!

Hope you can make it, be nice to hang with you a bit again.

RM
Forum: Airheads 05-12-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 333
Posted By RocketMan
14th Annual Running of the Fives (Slash 5's, that is!)

See the below posted link for info. Happens June 15 thru the 17th at Seneca Rocks, WV.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=790157

Come one, come all whatever you ride.

RM
Fof Rally...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-12-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By RocketMan
14th Annual Running of the Fives (Slash 5's, that is!)

<style type="text/css"> <!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } A:link { so-language: zxx } --> </style> Once again its coming up time for the running of the annual...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27,685
Views: 6,597,468
Posted By RocketMan
I heard is was something like "Drop out and turn...

I heard is was something like "Drop out and turn on".... no wait that's about something entirely different! Never mind.....


(not that I would have any personal knowledge of such matters you...
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