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Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 01:54 PM
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Views: 173,253
Posted By RocketMan
While I can't claim to know a lot about modern...

While I can't claim to know a lot about modern bikes, having spent most of my years riding airheads till I got my NT in 2011, but comparing the SR 400 to the old 500 I used to ride back in the day,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-27-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12,424
Views: 583,256
Posted By RocketMan
Yup. 2015 SR400, single. 385 Lbs' of pure joy....

Yup. 2015 SR400, single. 385 Lbs' of pure joy. Got 1500 miles on it and gets more and more fun with each ride. Sold my soul, I did, (my 75 R90/6) to make room for it in the garage. After 35 years of...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 173,253
Posted By RocketMan
As in hard bags with permanent mounting hardware?...

As in hard bags with permanent mounting hardware? yeah if you could find some. Or even any large size throw on would work except the turn signals interfere with anything sizable. I decided I wanted...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-26-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12,424
Views: 583,256
Posted By RocketMan
Snatch!

Well I found Ali swimming madly upstream and snatched him up and let him dry off a bit

http://roadrunes.com/adv-tag/ali-aldi6.JPG

http://roadrunes.com/adv-tag/ali-aldi5.JPG
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-26-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12,424
Views: 583,256
Posted By RocketMan
The dam is for the spillway to the mill. And yah,...

The dam is for the spillway to the mill. And yah, that does flood, kinda supposted to in a sense since its a waterway after all and I think we've had a few good rains since the 23rd. :eek1 Bye Bye...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 173,253
Posted By RocketMan
I got a set of soft bags that just hang over the...

I got a set of soft bags that just hang over the seat by Tourmaster. For just around town I got a tunnel rear seat bag, semi-hard shell top. Its a bit tight as the seat is 10 inches down to 7 but the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 173,253
Posted By RocketMan
Yup! I am planning on changing it out at some...

Yup!
I am planning on changing it out at some point, perhaps with the Conti which is claimed not to require any changes to the tuning but we shall see.

RM
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 173,253
Posted By RocketMan
I got the one for Bonnie T100 and it fit...

I got the one for Bonnie T100 and it fit perfectly, mounted it between the rubber grommet that passes thru the bucket and the outer rubber grommet next to the inside of the headlight ears. while the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 173,253
Posted By RocketMan
Well I now have 1101 miles on it and it gets more...

Well I now have 1101 miles on it and it gets more fun with each ride. Wouldn't call it fast by any means, but it is quick, i.e. handling and response, light and maneuverable. Definitely takes more...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 173,253
Posted By RocketMan
I found a manual for sale on yamahmotorsports.com...

I found a manual for sale on yamahmotorsports.com for the 2015 model but i'm not sure of the differance between the two models they list, one is SR400FGY and one is listed as SR400FCGY and they are...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 173,253
Posted By RocketMan
So I have to wonder if this bike has fuel...

So I have to wonder if this bike has fuel injection and the pump is in the tank whats the point of the gravity feed fuel line and shutoff valve? Just to maintain the vintage look? Or does it need a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 06:08 AM
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Views: 173,253
Posted By RocketMan
Looks good, that's the one I was looking at, but...

Looks good, that's the one I was looking at, but the last time I went to webike it was not listed anymore and I didn't care for the other one which is one reason I considered going with a solo seat...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 10:33 AM
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Views: 173,253
Posted By RocketMan
Thanks, lots of good info there. I may see if I...

Thanks, lots of good info there. I may see if I can raise the tank enough at the rear to get to the intake without having to remove all the hoses (assuming there is enough slack). The dealer I got...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 173,253
Posted By RocketMan
Thanks, that should be doable for me as I have...

Thanks, that should be doable for me as I have done the CB125 a few times and tons of times on my airheads. The clearances were my main concern. The old book calls for .03~.05 intake and .05~.07...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 173,253
Posted By RocketMan
Has anyone done a tune-up, involving valve check,...

Has anyone done a tune-up, involving valve check, timing chain adjustmentsetc on the new SR400FI? any pic's or how to's such as does the tank need to come off, etc.

Someone on the SR500 forum...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 173,253
Posted By RocketMan
So far mine has never taken more than 2 no matter...

So far mine has never taken more than 2 no matter it being low - mid 60's or 80's, even this weekend when it sat outside overnight started on first kick and the temps were cool, down to 50's...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 173,253
Posted By RocketMan
Ha! yeah, I looked up TU250 and discovered what...

Ha! yeah, I looked up TU250 and discovered what it was. Nice, could almost see having one of those as well, a 125, 250 and 400 thumper would make a nice collection. But I wouldn't have room for the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 173,253
Posted By RocketMan
Thanks. So what's that Susuki single I see...

Thanks.

So what's that Susuki single I see in some of your pics? I don't recal ever hearing about them making a single 4-stoke street bike. Looks pretty kool.

RM
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 173,253
Posted By RocketMan
yeah the flyscreen is something I thought might...

yeah the flyscreen is something I thought might help a bit at higher speeds, 60 (actual) or below wind isn't so much of an issue, but at anything higher hanging on can be a bit tiring. The bonnie...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 173,253
Posted By RocketMan
I've now done 656 miles on my SR400 since picking...

I've now done 656 miles on my SR400 since picking it up last Monday so its time for its first check. Three of the rides were 150 or so each, mostly 2 lane back roads with a bit of interstate mixed...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 173,253
Posted By RocketMan
webike.japan solo seat? any one tried it?

Has anyone here had any experience with the Webike.japan solo seat they offer? build quality-comfort, etc? I'm thinking getting a solo seat and fender mounted rear rack since I will never be taking...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 173,253
Posted By RocketMan
Yah yah yah... I do normally wear a mesh jacket,...

Yah yah yah... I do normally wear a mesh jacket, even have mesh pants, but with 96Deg temps and being 6 miles from home I said "screw it!". And those aren't actually tennis shoes, they're boots but...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 173,253
Posted By RocketMan
Did I mention I brought the bike in Japan and...

Did I mention I brought the bike in Japan and decided to ride it home to save on shipping costs? No? Oh, well.
So here we are making first land fall on US soil....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-01-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5,693
Views: 255,587
Posted By RocketMan
Well, I just pulled the plug and sold the 75...

Well, I just pulled the plug and sold the 75 R90/6 since i decided I didn't really need two long haul bikes and wanted to get something small or mid-range and vintage. Maybe a small displacement twin...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 173,253
Posted By RocketMan
Thanks. Yeah I noted in reading this thread that...

Thanks. Yeah I noted in reading this thread that you started out kind of on the negative side then slowly progressed toward a more possitive note. :D Progressive springs have been pretty much a "Must...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 173,253
Posted By RocketMan
A week ago I happened to be at the local dealer...

A week ago I happened to be at the local dealer buying some oil to change out the oil in my 1975 CB125 when suddenly eyes fell upon a machine sitting on the showroom floor that just jumped out and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 173,253
Posted By RocketMan
I just picked mine up yesterday and also noted...

I just picked mine up yesterday and also noted one mirror was not tight, the chain had NO slack and the clutch cable so loose that it was not only hard/nearly impossible to find nutral but also just...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-21-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 235
Posted By RocketMan
Selling my 1975 R90/6

See this thread for details...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24442889#post24442889

PLEASE BUY THIS AND HELP ME GET MY NEW LOVE, :D the new 2015 Yamaha SR400. Kick start only...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 193
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: 12
Views: 681
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: 220
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: 2,046
Views: 121,411
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: 3,773
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: 5,693
Views: 255,587
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: 3,773
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: 3,773
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: 3,773
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: 3,773
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: 3,773
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: 3,773
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...
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