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Forum: Equipment 10-24-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 31,460
Posted By Flipflop
Those Asahi Light tools are amazing looking... ...

Those Asahi Light tools are amazing looking...

Found... a light weight 3/8 ratchet!

http://frankstools.com/asshlira38dr1.html
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By Flipflop
I'd appreciate pictures of that Rack, Kickmon. ...

I'd appreciate pictures of that Rack, Kickmon.

I've been day dreaming a bit about it, and I think where I'm headed is a neoprene backer on a PVC plastic boards with a pair of Topeak side racks for...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By Flipflop
Thanks guys, Full steam ahead! Zach

Thanks guys,

Full steam ahead!

Zach
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By Flipflop
Ortlieb panniers? Any bicycle tourers that move them to the motorcycle?

I've been gearing up to do some bicycle, and motorcycle touring...

My little Ninja 250 has no offerings for hard side panniers, and while I am tempted to weld some aluminum boxes up... The idea...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,698
Posted By Flipflop
I did the same... Went from 2001 FZ1 back to my...

I did the same... Went from 2001 FZ1 back to my old 2007 ninja 250. Sold her 3 years ago, and bought her back.

I rode the Ninja out to california and up to oregon and back to north carolina in...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 303,448
Posted By Flipflop
Success! Glad you found the problem.

Success! Glad you found the problem.
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,724
Posted By Flipflop
I rode a Ducati Sport Classic that had about as...

I rode a Ducati Sport Classic that had about as smooth of a snick, snick, snick... gear change.

Of course, riding that bike more than 42 minutes at less than 110 would have the rest of your body...
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 303,448
Posted By Flipflop
Also try opening up the choke a 1/4 turn and take...

Also try opening up the choke a 1/4 turn and take her for a run around the block. If she is more lively, she's running lean.

Also, any time you have tuning issues... put a new set of spark plugs...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-07-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,929
Posted By Flipflop
The show was great! Lots of cool toys on...

The show was great!

Lots of cool toys on display, and a killer chicken, cheddar and bacon sandwich on sourdough bread from the food truck.

Zach
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-02-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,929
Posted By Flipflop
Planning on being there saturday on a day pass...

Planning on being there saturday on a day pass...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,657
Views: 72,823
Posted By Flipflop
You got that right... and when the guys...

You got that right... and when the guys launching their boats off the side of the road throw a bunch of sand in the corners, they can be two interesting corners!

Good news is 70 down east is...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,657
Views: 72,823
Posted By Flipflop
Probably did! I was in pursuit of bbq on sunday....

Probably did! I was in pursuit of bbq on sunday. :D

Let me know if you are back down this way. There are one and a half curvy roads down here... I think the folks up in Raleigh are genius if...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,657
Views: 72,823
Posted By Flipflop
Tag:

Tag:
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,657
Views: 72,823
Posted By Flipflop
Grabbed the jet:

Grabbed the jet:
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,989
Posted By Flipflop
Their exchange policy is great. Another...

Their exchange policy is great.

Another thing I like about them, is you can order ahead a tire so it is sitting on the shelf in the store half way across the country so you can change it on the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24,824
Views: 1,562,970
Posted By Flipflop
Amos Mosquitos... Fried pork chops. ...

Amos Mosquitos...

Fried pork chops.

Gotta wait a few more weeks before Wednesdays go half priced though! :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24,824
Views: 1,562,970
Posted By Flipflop
Tag!

Tag!
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,566
Posted By Flipflop
I went Ninja 250 to 2001 Fz1 back to Ninja 250......

I went Ninja 250 to 2001 Fz1 back to Ninja 250...

Had the FZ1 for 6 years or so... Sold the last 250 3 years ago, and bought the same one back.

FZ1 is a great bike, put 30k miles on it... But...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 303,448
Posted By Flipflop
Anyone have a pair of handlebars that are...

Anyone have a pair of handlebars that are straight for a Pre-gen? How about a left side mirror?

I bought my 2007 back... Called on her 3 years to the day I sold her. :D

Sort of like a lost...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,288
Posted By Flipflop
I used to run Metzeler ME88 touring rear tires,...

I used to run Metzeler ME88 touring rear tires, and shinko 006 on the front of mine. I'd get 15k out of the front tires.

The rears are a bit heavier and taller than the stock bridgestones, but...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 595,222
Posted By Flipflop
Great trip Doug! I really like the exhaust...

Great trip Doug!

I really like the exhaust on that bike... Is it a one off? What do you call that style muffler?

Thanks,

Zach
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2,571
Views: 494,850
Posted By Flipflop
Sat on one the other day... Reminds me of my...

Sat on one the other day... Reminds me of my first generation ninja 250, though maybe a bit lighter or lower cg.

Dealer wanted $4999 for the CBR250 pointing to the 600 beside it... "That one is...
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,631
Posted By Flipflop
I use a sheet of durarock tile board with a piece...

I use a sheet of durarock tile board with a piece of formica laid over the top. Slick, takes wax well.

I would make a riser for the part you want to build... glue a piece of plywood to the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 303,448
Posted By Flipflop
I had a blast on mine... Put darn near 30k miles...

I had a blast on mine... Put darn near 30k miles on her. I miss her something fierce. Note... If you own a Ninja 250, don't sell her.

My wife didn't like the pillion seat, and such parted ways...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,631
Posted By Flipflop
Tip: If you catalyze the bondo, and catalyze...

Tip:

If you catalyze the bondo, and catalyze about an equal amount of polyester resin then mix the two together evenly you end up with a paintable/spreadable coating that is easy to sand and...
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,631
Posted By Flipflop
I use electric oil radiator style heaters, and...

I use electric oil radiator style heaters, and reflectix aluminum foil bubble wrap insulation stapled around the perimeter raises work surfaces inside that area above 60 degrees for general work. 60...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,897
Posted By Flipflop
Indeed... That is one of the troubles I have, as...

Indeed... That is one of the troubles I have, as I can see what things can be and not always see what they are currently. In boats I've bought the one that only needed X,Y,Z and 3 or 4 years later...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,631
Posted By Flipflop
Don't throw out the epoxy on account of a rusty...

Don't throw out the epoxy on account of a rusty can.

Mix a small batch of epoxy first, if it goes cloudy when you mix it, empty the cans into two open topped buckets... don't mix it together. The...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,897
Posted By Flipflop
Thanks for the thoughts guys... I'm a...

Thanks for the thoughts guys...

I'm a recovering VW nut, so the horizontal air cooled engine has an appeal on a sub-conscious level. I just wanted to ask if they were machines of similar ilk......
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,897
Posted By Flipflop
Care and feeding costs of an Airhead?

Hi Guys,

I'm thinking about slowing down a bit from my Yamaha FZ1 and getting something a little more upright and laid back pace... more geared for two up touring.

Thinking about a mid 80's R80...
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,450
Posted By Flipflop
I've had a firstgear kilimanjaro for 5 years. ...

I've had a firstgear kilimanjaro for 5 years. Its got around 40,000 miles on it. A fair amount of that was living in it day to day. The sun has faded it out from dark grey to light grey, but it...
Forum: The Garage 06-06-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,234
Posted By Flipflop
Thanks for the heads up on the Rancho fork...

Thanks for the heads up on the Rancho fork gaiters. They were 3.99 each from Amazon.com and fit like a glove on my FZ1.

New fork seals, bushings, tubes, and dust seals sure make the front end...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,234
Posted By Flipflop
Thanks guys! Now I've just got to decide if...

Thanks guys!

Now I've just got to decide if I'm going to reuse the fork tubes. Rust pits. I'm going to try a dab of JB weld in them...

Fork seals are pretty inexpensive, but doing the job...
Forum: The Garage 05-18-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,234
Posted By Flipflop
Fork Gaiters for 43mm forks.

Hi Guys,

I've got a 2001 Yamaha FZ1 that has no fork protection, and live near the beach... Salt, sand, and high humidity are eating my fork tubes.

I'm looking for some fork gaiters that fit...
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 40,761
Posted By Flipflop
There are no resin systems, or coatings for...

There are no resin systems, or coatings for fiberglass fuel tanks that withstand ethanol fuel at this time. Unless you have a fiberglass shell over a polyethylene tank, or metal tank it really just...
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2011, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,586
Posted By Flipflop
Tire valve stems.

Hi,

My FZ1 has a valve stem on the back wheel with a slice down where the rubber stem meets the bulge that holds it into the wheel. If you bend them stem over, it opens up, but isn't leaking. Is...
Forum: Hacks 07-12-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,556
Posted By Flipflop
Dave, How wide is that deck? Nice rig! ...

Dave,

How wide is that deck?

Nice rig!

Zach
Forum: Hacks 07-09-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,556
Posted By Flipflop
Some real cool rigs! How do the Urals ride...

Some real cool rigs!

How do the Urals ride comfort wise? I've been looking for something that doesn't beat you up quite as much on rough roads. (North Carolina has been chip sealing everything...
Forum: Hacks 07-07-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,556
Posted By Flipflop
Nice rigs! I did some thinking about the...

Nice rigs!

I did some thinking about the vertical storage, while driving over one of the high rise bridges around here. It may not be a big deal, but I don't know how much it would blow the rig...
Forum: Hacks 07-06-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,556
Posted By Flipflop
Cool! I'm not as nuts as I thought I was... ...

Cool! I'm not as nuts as I thought I was...

I'm thinking a GL1500 but want to ask if the frame is strong enough for stupid loading.

Also, how fast does a side car come off?

Thanks,
...
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