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Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 02:49 PM
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Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
I would think an air cooled 700 thumper could get...

I would think an air cooled 700 thumper could get a bit rough at speed. The mid 70's 500 single dual-sport I rode a few times for any distance really got the buzz on at highway speeds so I'd have...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
For me maintaining 70 on the slab for any length...

For me maintaining 70 on the slab for any length of time is about as fast as I like to ride any bike, 75 for periods as needed. Even on my bigger machines like my old 900~1000cc Airheads or my NT...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
That's what I thought as well, although they do...

That's what I thought as well, although they do kinda push that idea on the ads for it, along with showing women riders. I have recently met two riders, both young, 20~30 something who bought the SR...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
I was looking at the horn placement and wiring...

I was looking at the horn placement and wiring yesterday as I am planning on replacing it, given that most MC horns are pretty useless; "Ahem, excuse me, Mam, but I'm kinda in this lane already" and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
Yeah, that would be very tempting, I could almost...

Yeah, that would be very tempting, I could almost see replacing my NT700V with that! Back in '74 when I was looking to upgrade from my then current Titian 500 buzz box the two machines tugging at me...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
What dish? :D http://roadrunes.com/one.jpg ...

What dish? :D

http://roadrunes.com/one.jpg

RM
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
Yeah, it funny how the NT700 is (relatively)...

Yeah, it funny how the NT700 is (relatively) fast, but feels slow, whereas the SR400 feels fast but is (relatively) slow. My old airheads all felt about as fast or slow as they were actually...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
Just turned 4000 on my SR, 400 miles since the...

Just turned 4000 on my SR, 400 miles since the dealer checked it out and not lick of oil used so all is good (for now!)
Last weekend I took out the NT700 for a nice long ride, boy all that power...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
I think your numbers are off, but I haven't done...

I think your numbers are off, but I haven't done much more than a cursory look; still I only found a half dozen or so used and about the same new on various lists. Not sure where you got your numbers...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
A few ideas with links This is a very small...

A few ideas with links
This is a very small compact USB power outlet that plugs right into a Battery Tender pigtail. If all you needed was a USB port this might work and could possibly be placed...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
Actually if all you want is to power a GPS they...

Actually if all you want is to power a GPS they make units that have USB plugs in different sizes to fit various GPS units and a built-in voltage reduction unit that has an in-line fuse that you can...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
So I saw my first SR400 today when I went in to...

So I saw my first SR400 today when I went in to my office for the weekly team meeting. Left a message on the bike telling them I had one to and to contact me if they care to get together for a ride....
Forum: Alaska 09-15-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,850
Posted By RocketMan
I was just up in AK last week (on a cruise) and...

I was just up in AK last week (on a cruise) and stopped at Ketchikan and visited a local store that sold the rukus where Jeanne had rented a HD last time we were there. Mentioned your ride and they...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
Seems my License plate has fractures due to...

Seems my License plate has fractures due to vibration. I've never had this happen before (and I've owned a few Brit singles before) but it seems that by just attaching the upper two license plate...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
You aren't the only one with issues regarding...

You aren't the only one with issues regarding longer rides, i've been having to use a cane most days if I have to walk long(er) distances due to rheumatoid arthritis in my right knee and lower spin...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
Did a nice 500 mile camping weekend on the SR400...

Did a nice 500 mile camping weekend on the SR400 a few weeks ago.Handled the load of all the camping equipment without issues and it did not seem to affect the handling at all. used a set of...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
They don't seem to make the brand I have on the...

They don't seem to make the brand I have on the SR400 any more, but basically its just a bicycle handlebar bag that you can find in any bicycle shop. They run around $30-50. Just need something the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12,766
Views: 620,477
Posted By RocketMan
The Tale of the Gator and the Duck (not intended as a tag!)

a short pic-tory (and hopefully at the very least mildly amusing)
(Yeah, I know "pic-tory" not a real word)

Ali spies a duck while meandering around a water front park..

"Mmmm, Duck, my...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
Ok, thanks all. Thats more of what I was looking...

Ok, thanks all. Thats more of what I was looking for.
To address a few recent comments:
The bike has a 20 tooth front sprocket, up one tooth from stock. At an indicated 75~78 MPH (68~71 actual) it...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
To address a few comments. Per checking the...

To address a few comments.
Per checking the oil, yeah I should have and stated so, none the less a brand new engine should not consume Any oil, unless there is a defect or poor assembly and in fact...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
Well, Damn, just fucking DAMN! I now have 3600...

Well, Damn, just fucking DAMN!
I now have 3600 + miles on the bike and 3000 since the first service. This past weekend I went camping and did a total of 507 miles, mostly back road mostly mountain...
Forum: Alaska 09-01-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,850
Posted By RocketMan
Hey, Mike. just found out about your Ruckus...

Hey, Mike. just found out about your Ruckus adventure from Jim VB.

:wave:wave:wave

Awesome fucking ride Dude!

Makes me want to throw a leg over my CB125 and meet ya in Baja. :D

So, you...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
Got in another nice ride. Mid 80's and around a...

Got in another nice ride. Mid 80's and around a hundred miles of 2 lane country roads. almost no traffic and I stopped to take some pics and play with some new filters for the Olympus Tough G-1. Most...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
I got the 20 tooth sprocket in yesterday and...

I got the 20 tooth sprocket in yesterday and headed down to my mechanics shop to use his impact wrench to remove/replace the sprocket.
Took me 40 minutes going down the short way and only 10 minutes...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-28-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 12,766
Views: 620,477
Posted By RocketMan
On that, as well as many of your other claims of...

On that, as well as many of your other claims of "misconduct" by other players, I call bullshit. Its becoming pretty clear that your interest lies not so much in the game as in being an Agent...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12,766
Views: 620,477
Posted By RocketMan
Ok, I get it, this is a like Candid Camera,...

Ok, I get it, this is a like Candid Camera, internet style combined with a Reality show about drama queens who ride motorcycles, right?

Perhaps I'll check in again after a while when things have...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
In the first two gears I can get to 7400...

In the first two gears I can get to 7400 consistently (or there abouts) before it hits the limiter but notice it tends to kick in at a slightly lower RPM (7200 or so) the harder I excel.
If I had...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12,766
Views: 620,477
Posted By RocketMan
So I'm a bit confused (nothing new there!) but is...

So I'm a bit confused (nothing new there!) but is Ali no longer in play replaced by the duck (that I thought was the nw va mascot)? I'd just like to know what I'm looking for next time I try a grab....
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
Thanks, yeah its a great little app esp. for me...

Thanks, yeah its a great little app esp. for me as I often go out on rides and just wonder and take pics then can't remember where I was or what nice road I may have found. Now I can record the track...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
I can downshift, while moving no less, really?...

I can downshift, while moving no less, really? and here I thought you could only do that after you stopped! :rofl One thing I'm hoping with the taller drive gear is that I won't hit red-line so...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
Got in another nice ride today, was kind of...

Got in another nice ride today, was kind of chilly and mostly overcast; did 180 miles in around 4 hours. Rigged the iphone holder and powerlet last night and used the MotionX GPS app to create a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-24-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12,766
Views: 620,477
Posted By RocketMan
Guess I missed something along the way but when...

Guess I missed something along the way but when did it suddenly become so frickin' serious? there have been numerous mascots (if you can call the horseshoe from back in 09 a Mascot! :D )

take 5...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
Yeah I know the feeling, each lunch run I've been...

Yeah I know the feeling, each lunch run I've been taking has been to places further and further away from home. I could claim its that the food is better at the ones further away but....:rofl

RM ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
If you all are talking about the new SR400, it...

If you all are talking about the new SR400, it does indeed have Fuel Injection and has never been a problem to start so far as I heard.
We'll have to see how it goes come winter although mine is in...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
Nope, wasn't me but I was on 675 last weekend for...

Nope, wasn't me but I was on 675 last weekend for a bit but further north.

RM
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
Yeah, I know, i run into that all the time. ...

Yeah, I know, i run into that all the time.
Weather in the VA area has been very cool this year. I did a 230+ mile ride last weekend up to the Blue Ridge and had to stop and get a $4.99 sweatshirt...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,995
Views: 227,203
Posted By RocketMan
nope, I understood it as a larger tire, not...

nope, I understood it as a larger tire, not wheel, which was something I added. and yes I would think going to a larger wheel would be expensive.
RM
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12,766
Views: 620,477
Posted By RocketMan
DO U EMU? I DO (a poem, of sorts! :D ) A...

DO U EMU? I DO (a poem, of sorts! :D )

A place near the tracks where two emus reside
is the place where Ali the gator now hides.
If you don't know where the emus call home
You'll be forever...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12,766
Views: 620,477
Posted By RocketMan
Kersnickity-Snatch

the tag, 4202 Ringwood Rd, Nokesville, VA

http://roadrunes.com/adv-tag/emus/emu-tag1.JPG

http://roadrunes.com/adv-tag/emus/emu-tag2.JPG

http://roadrunes.com/adv-tag/emus/emu-tag3.JPG

RM
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12,766
Views: 620,477
Posted By RocketMan
Gator has new home, updates coming. RM

Gator has new home, updates coming.

RM
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