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Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 498,198
Posted By hajime
I'm thinkng about buying at a 2005 F650 GS with...

I'm thinkng about buying at a 2005 F650 GS with 6000 miles. The owner wants $5000.00. It appears to be all stock except for a rather large wind shield. It looks pretty good (not much wear) except for...
Forum: Face plant 02-12-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 42,663
Posted By hajime
Great thread. Gusts are the most difficult to...

Great thread. Gusts are the most difficult to deal with, so I appreciate the comments. It is especially nice to read that slowing down is a good idea. Another problem I have is with head winds. They...
Forum: Face plant 02-03-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,367
Posted By hajime
Glad you're okay. Nice attitude about it all too....

Glad you're okay. Nice attitude about it all too. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 27,255
Views: 3,317,043
Posted By hajime
It could be lean on the pilot and rich on the...

It could be lean on the pilot and rich on the main jet.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,384
Posted By hajime
Sorry I didn't see your question sooner. I just...

Sorry I didn't see your question sooner. I just squeezed the front brake way too hard. When I felt the rear lift off the surface, I let go of everything and dropped the bike. We were practicing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,384
Posted By hajime
I dropped my the bike while I was using a loaner...

I dropped my the bike while I was using a loaner for my beginner MSF course, because my hubby told me not to use the rear brake... I was kind of mad at him. Illogical, but sometimes us women folk are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,849
Posted By hajime
Get her a bike too. How about a Yamaha 225?

Get her a bike too. How about a Yamaha 225?
Forum: The Garage 11-29-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,832
Posted By hajime
:freaky

:freaky
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 19,550
Posted By hajime
And I think you will find that people here care...

And I think you will find that people here care too. Sounds like you're off to a great start. You don't have to have a reason to go on a walkabout, but I like yours. It hits home. Take care out there.
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 27,255
Views: 3,317,043
Posted By hajime
Decal

Just installed an acerbis tank and it looks pretty plain compared to the stock tank. Anyone know where to get decals?
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 27,255
Views: 3,317,043
Posted By hajime
:clap Yep. the "T" vent should solve your...

:clap

Yep. the "T" vent should solve your starting issues.
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27,255
Views: 3,317,043
Posted By hajime
Sorry to hear your plight. I'll have one in your...

Sorry to hear your plight. I'll have one in your honor. :freaky
Forum: Face plant 09-14-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,775
Posted By hajime
Maybe he hit his head. Hope the head and knee get...

Maybe he hit his head. Hope the head and knee get better quickly.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-13-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,757
Posted By hajime
Sounds like it's time to recreate this trip.

Sounds like it's time to recreate this trip.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 27,255
Views: 3,317,043
Posted By hajime
Nice case.

Nice case.
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 27,255
Views: 3,317,043
Posted By hajime
No center stand, but I've used this. ...

No center stand, but I've used this.

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad337/hajimekati/IMG_4828.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 27,255
Views: 3,317,043
Posted By hajime
I use a corbin seat and a sheepskin cover. I...

I use a corbin seat and a sheepskin cover. I really don't like being positioned too close to the tank. That feels awkward. I like to be back a little further where the natural feeling dipped part is....
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,624
Posted By hajime
Wow. That's a bummer. I hope Matt is feeling okay...

Wow. That's a bummer. I hope Matt is feeling okay about this. It must make you guys want to re-evaluate your plans. I thought La Paz was one of the safest palces to visit in Mexico. Be careful.
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 27,255
Views: 3,317,043
Posted By hajime
Wow. It is cool that it is adjustable. Not sure I...

Wow. It is cool that it is adjustable. Not sure I want to spend that much though. Something to think about. :norton
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 27,255
Views: 3,317,043
Posted By hajime
Thanks Jeremy. I'll take your advice. Let me know...

Thanks Jeremy. I'll take your advice. Let me know if you find a better windshield option.
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 27,255
Views: 3,317,043
Posted By hajime
Thanks. Sounds like I should just enjoy the ride....

Thanks. Sounds like I should just enjoy the ride. Maybe more heated clothing is in order...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27,255
Views: 3,317,043
Posted By hajime
Hello Gang, The DR is a great bike and I'm...

Hello Gang,

The DR is a great bike and I'm having lots of fun with it :wink:. However it goes on reserve at about 96 miles - so I need a bigger tank and the wind is freezing on paved roads - so I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11,141
Views: 1,668,788
Posted By hajime
There was about 1/8 teaspoonful on the oil...

There was about 1/8 teaspoonful on the oil filter, but much less on the drain plug and screen. They were small, tiny especially with my eyes. Sounds like it is okay and I hope so because we just put...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11,141
Views: 1,668,788
Posted By hajime
Was just changing the oil in an XT225 and found...

Was just changing the oil in an XT225 and found metal shavings in the oil filter and in the plug and basket. Is this bad? Any comment is appreciated. :cry
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 31,037
Posted By hajime
- It is a lot of fun and I get to learn all about...

- It is a lot of fun and I get to learn all about the bikes I'm riding. Its a great world because Dr. Sko allows me to do a lot of the work, but if I get into trouble or need more muscle he is always...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 31,037
Posted By hajime
Check out this old brake fluid. :eek1 ...

Check out this old brake fluid. :eek1
http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz112/Skowinski/Honda%20CB500%20Restore/IMG_0484lores.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 31,037
Posted By hajime
Laugh This is Mrs. Skowinski. Just read through this...

This is Mrs. Skowinski. Just read through this entire thread. Thanks everyone fof the information and encouragement. While Mr. Sko fixes dinner I have confiscated the moto lounge computer. This is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,993
Posted By hajime
Following Dr. Sko and JB and the rest of the...

Following Dr. Sko and JB and the rest of the mongrels who ride with them where ever they end up going.
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27,255
Views: 3,317,043
Posted By hajime
Thanks, That's what I'll do. Here are some...

Thanks, That's what I'll do.

Here are some DR350 action pics from yesterday's camping trip.
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad337/hajimekati/IMG_4769.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 27,255
Views: 3,317,043
Posted By hajime
Mirrors

My mirrors are loose and will not tighten enough to stay put when riding faster than 50 mph. Argh. The problem is a worn swivel/pivot joint. They don't come apart. Any ideas on how these could be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 97,763
Posted By hajime
Hey Guys, I learned a lot on this thread....

Hey Guys,

I learned a lot on this thread. Just finished my first big multi-day road trip with lots of curvy roads and lots of crazy gusting cross winds (up to 50 mph near Palm Springs) . I like...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 27,255
Views: 3,317,043
Posted By hajime
Go for it. :D

Go for it. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,247
Posted By hajime
You're pretty cool. Great attitude. I hope you...

You're pretty cool. Great attitude. I hope you find an awesome bike. You deserve it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,247
Posted By hajime
Never give up! I fell/crashed/bailed a lot on the...

Never give up! I fell/crashed/bailed a lot on the dirt bike during the first six months. Sometimes it shook me up enough to cause some hesitation, but stubborn desire to have more of the freedom and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,247
Posted By hajime
I don't know about the TW, but I love my DR350...

I don't know about the TW, but I love my DR350 (this might be bigger than what you want to start with). It's an awesome dual sport. I lowered mine and installed a corbin seat which puts me where I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,848
Posted By hajime
Good decsion. Maybe you will save somebody's life...

Good decsion. Maybe you will save somebody's life by standing up for what you know is right. Then get away from them.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,247
Posted By hajime
I agree with the "get her a small dirt bike"...

I agree with the "get her a small dirt bike" (honda 150 or something) to ride around. Put some hand guards on it so she won't break the clutch or brake lever.

She will be happier having some...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27,255
Views: 3,317,043
Posted By hajime
Awesome! You're going to have a great time.

Awesome! You're going to have a great time.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 27,255
Views: 3,317,043
Posted By hajime
Alaska trip. Where are you riding from? I'm...

Alaska trip. Where are you riding from? I'm working in the Alaska range this summer. There will be no place for a bike though. The DR will be missed until I get home. By the way just had my shock...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 27,255
Views: 3,317,043
Posted By hajime
Could it be your petcock? Mine was bad and...

Could it be your petcock? Mine was bad and replacing it fixed a similar problem. On another bike my fuel lines were degrading or coming apart on the inside. This caused a flap of thin rubber to...
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