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Forum: Airheads 11-08-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,160
Posted By NewSuz
Polish the rims?

Polish the rims?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 12,708
Posted By NewSuz
Is she hawt?

Is she hawt?
Forum: Racing 07-17-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,673
Posted By NewSuz
Camped there many times. No theft (yet). Camp...

Camped there many times. No theft (yet). Camp stoves O.K. No open fire. Porta-potties and minimum water. Nobody fucks with your stuff or bike. Mutual respect among bike campers except for the...
Forum: Racing 07-17-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,673
Posted By NewSuz
I've been going to the bike races a Laguna since...

I've been going to the bike races a Laguna since before the return of GP. Used to take one of my sons on the back of my old Yamaha. Now I'm on my V-Strom and he rides the Yamaha. ('82 XV920 RJ) We...
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,191
Posted By NewSuz
'06 DL1000. I'd buy it again if I were in the...

'06 DL1000. I'd buy it again if I were in the same position as when I first bought it. But my next bike might be something different. Not that I don't like the V-Strom; it's just that throughout the...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-25-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By NewSuz
Ride for kids

Sunday, Oct 2. Raises funds to fight pediaric brain tumors. Check out thier site http://rideforkids.org.
We're meeting at 7:30 in Petaluma at the parking lot of the former Yardbird's on Lakeville...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,677
Posted By NewSuz
Not a very effective "bash plate" huh?

Not a very effective "bash plate" huh?
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,783
Posted By NewSuz
V-Strom

V-Strom
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,719
Posted By NewSuz
I ride a '06 DL 1000 and I'm not bothered with...

I ride a '06 DL 1000 and I'm not bothered with what other owners might find annoying. Hell, I used to ride BSA's, I can live with a little flat spot or clutch sound. That one looks like a good deal....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,493
Posted By NewSuz
Yep. Plus a little spit.

Yep. Plus a little spit.
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By NewSuz
Son's coast to coast

Just to remind everybody that its the spirit that counts, and you don't need the latest hi-tech machine to have a true adventure. When I turned 60 awhile ago and decided I'd better have at least one...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-17-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,461
Posted By NewSuz
How could you resist Bodie?

How could you resist Bodie?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,294
Posted By NewSuz
I still have one of those in nearly stock...

I still have one of those in nearly stock condition. 65,000 miles. Never missed a beat. I'll admit the starter is sketchy.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-26-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 43,915
Posted By NewSuz
One forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of...

One forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days’ concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills,...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,220
Posted By NewSuz
Easy to adjust the valves on that one. Do it, so...

Easy to adjust the valves on that one. Do it, so you won't be worrying about it. Manual CCT. Carbs - not so easy, but worth taking off and cleaning. Don't forget that this is a older machine with an...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-19-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By NewSuz
June Lake

June Lake
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,367
Posted By NewSuz
Man, that dog's head sticking out of the top-box...

Man, that dog's head sticking out of the top-box really bothers me. Looks like it's decapitated already. Put a dome or cage or something over it.
Forum: Americas 05-16-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By NewSuz
Assuming you're in Yosemite Valley, I'd recommend...

Assuming you're in Yosemite Valley, I'd recommend 140 to Mariposa, Merced, and almost to Gustine, 33 to Santa Nella, 152 over Pacheco Pass (windy) to Giloroy and Watsonville, then 1 all the way up...
Forum: Americas 04-29-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By NewSuz
I'm sorry I don't have the time right now to...

I'm sorry I don't have the time right now to recomend a specific route for all your planned destinations. I'm sure there will shortly appear many suggestions. But my main comment is that although you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,275
Posted By NewSuz
One forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of...

One forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days’ concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills,...
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,958
Posted By NewSuz
I've been changing m/c tires for years. Only been...

I've been changing m/c tires for years. Only been completely stumped once. Freaking tire just wouldn't seat. On - off - on - off - lube - heat - strap; no "pop". I even took it to a car tire shop...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 26,835
Posted By NewSuz
I'm 64 and an enthusiast since my Vespa 125 days....

I'm 64 and an enthusiast since my Vespa 125 days. During the '70s I had a bike repair shop. Very popular to modify in the "cafe racer" style. We just naturally feel inclined to modify and personalize...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-10-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4,737
Views: 891,360
Posted By NewSuz
Hey, you guys are all riding on the wrong side of...

Hey, you guys are all riding on the wrong side of the road.
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,599
Posted By NewSuz
Just use the electric starter.:D

Just use the electric starter.:D
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By NewSuz
Yep, worn out. The ball bearings have beaten cups...

Yep, worn out. The ball bearings have beaten cups into the races they ride on. Instead of riding smoothly along, they fall into the notches and lock themselves in place. Since the races are...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,969
Posted By NewSuz
If you have the plugs out, stick a straw down...

If you have the plugs out, stick a straw down there and slowly turn the wheel while in gear. You'll find TDC very obviously. Used to work fine on my old Triumphs and Nortons.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-10-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,294
Posted By NewSuz
Thumpism, I wish I could locate that wrecked...

Thumpism,
I wish I could locate that wrecked 920 you saw in Petaluma. I'm on the West side, too, but mine is in pretty good shape. In response to those who suggest I just get some generic 8.25 in....
Forum: Old's Cool 11-09-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,294
Posted By NewSuz
Vintage (old) yamaha part needed

I'll keep posting this everywhere until I find one. 1982 Yamaha XV920RJ, the so-called "Euro" Virago and marketed in other countries as the TR1. I need the headlight lens/reflector assembly. Its...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-07-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,672
Posted By NewSuz
Changing to different carbs will be a wasted...

Changing to different carbs will be a wasted effort. I bet she will run okay if you put some on kind of air filters (yes, even pods, if that's all you've got) and find some mufflers. Even some...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-20-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,911
Posted By NewSuz
This is a pretty straightforward job. Just loosen...

This is a pretty straightforward job. Just loosen the lever holders/switches and put them on the new bars the same way they came off. Can't remember if the wires run throuth the bars in those models....
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,516
Posted By NewSuz
bungee chord

Did you ever laugh about the warnings that come with a pack of bungee chords - danger, danger, eye protection, etc? I was foolishly looking right down the length of one while pulling it tight when...
Forum: Americas 02-24-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,831
Posted By NewSuz
One forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of...

One forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days’ concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills,...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,189
Posted By NewSuz
One forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of...

One forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days’ concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,940
Posted By NewSuz
In California, Class M1 is for motorcycles.

In California, Class M1 is for motorcycles.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By NewSuz
You won't find an antique Honda special tool at...

You won't find an antique Honda special tool at Harbor Freight, or probably even a factory shop. Get a fairly long narrow drift or cold chisel. Stick it down through the top hole where the steering...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,975
Posted By NewSuz
The apostrophy is not needed.

The apostrophy is not needed.
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,197
Posted By NewSuz
I'm sorry, man. You spent a lot of creative...

I'm sorry, man. You spent a lot of creative energy making a fairly homely motorcycle really ugly.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,871
Posted By NewSuz
I just feel fortunate to enjoy having a...

I just feel fortunate to enjoy having a motorcycle. The one that I have at any given moment is always my favorite.
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 320,181
Posted By NewSuz
brake pad seperator

As soon as the caliper holder comes off, I wedge a wooden shingle strip between the pads. Seems like there's always someone wandering around pushing pedals and squeezing levers.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,056
Posted By NewSuz
Go home and look at your bike.

Go home and look at your bike.
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