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Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,870
Posted By superkram
Good luck! I would have jumped all over that...

Good luck! I would have jumped all over that R1100S at that price when I was shopping a few weeks ago. Was looking at several with higher miles for $4-5.5K, not all had sidecases. Personally, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By superkram
Thanks to James & JVB. JVB's word is more than...

Thanks to James & JVB. JVB's word is more than good enough! I've been very grateful reading his many other technical posts.

James - neat about Donald Sutherland! What was it like buying from...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By superkram
Small world! Sent PM. Would still like...

Small world! Sent PM.

Would still like clarification about seat fitment compatibility across oilhead models on record here for myself and other ADVriders to benefit from. For uh, posterity!
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By superkram
R1100RS: seat compatibility with other oilheads?

Calling all oilhead compatibility gurus for help:

In search of a used Corbin or Sargent for my '94 R1100RS, but not many seem to come up for sale. So before I post a WTB in the Gear section of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-28-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By superkram
I think we've got all the bikes we need for now....

I think we've got all the bikes we need for now. Thanks everyone for your help!!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-22-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By superkram
Perfect! Alex, I'll be in touch.

Perfect! Alex, I'll be in touch.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-22-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By superkram
Thanks! Will check them out... A couple weeks ago...

Thanks! Will check them out... A couple weeks ago one of our 3 guys renting told me he was in the market for a used F650GS.

Any ADVrider discounts?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-21-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By superkram
Any Seattle MC rentals for June 6-8?

Hi everyone!

I have a group ride planned for 6 friends during the weekend of June 6-8. Three of us need to rent bikes, all 3 guys are experienced riders... two have valid WA motorcycle...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,597
Posted By superkram
Thanks - you just solved a dilemma for me. ...

Thanks - you just solved a dilemma for me. That'll work perfect for me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,536
Posted By superkram
Like others have said, it really depends on your...

Like others have said, it really depends on your gear, your bike, the conditions, and your personal tolerance for cold weather.

On my FJR, I took a FL-CA-FL coast-to-coast ride without heated...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-21-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By superkram
Want to rent/borrow MC or DS in Seattle

Hi everyone!

Is there a good place to rent/borrow a dual-sport or standard motorcycle in Seattle? I can temporarily add a 3rd bike to my insurance policy if needed.

Last month I bought a BMW...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,033
Posted By superkram
Thanks for the replies. Any pictures with &...

Thanks for the replies. Any pictures with & without emissions equipment?
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,033
Posted By superkram
Sorry to revive an old thread... Trying...

Sorry to revive an old thread...

Trying to track down an unburnt fuel/oil smell on a new-to-me '07 B1250 from a previous short-time owner who doesn't have much history on the bike.

Any...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-27-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,331
Posted By superkram
Somewhere between I-10 and Alpine, TX

Something about the west Texas landscape makes everything look good.

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/SuperKram1/2006%20Yamaha%20FJR/FJRdesert.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-27-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,331
Posted By superkram
I loved Marfa and the Big Bend. Stayed in a...

I loved Marfa and the Big Bend. Stayed in a teepee at El Cosmico, definitely one of my best overnight experiences on the road! Here's me and the FJR next to the awesome Prada storefront on Hwy90.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,746
Posted By superkram
Is it easier to wheelie on a GSA versus the...

Is it easier to wheelie on a GSA versus the "regular" GS due to the GSA's shorter first gear?

I've actually never wheelied a bike despite almost 40K miles in three years. My FJR & both 'stroms...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,558
Posted By superkram
Not on a motorcycle, but similar to what OP was...

Not on a motorcycle, but similar to what OP was asking for. January 2nd 2000, between Dateland and Gila Bend, AZ. I was driving my Jeep overnight from Austin, TX to San Diego on I-8. I'd planned to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 105,619
Posted By superkram
Hit 500K yet?

Hit 500K yet?
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,113
Posted By superkram
Corbin seat: The ReButtening

Picked up a used Corbin seat for $200 on Craigslist from a former DL1000 owner. Mounted on the DL1K last night, and WOW! :eek1
...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,113
Posted By superkram
Both items are definitiely on my to-do list....

Both items are definitiely on my to-do list. Looking forward to upgrading front rotor with a 4-pot caliper bracket kit from SV Racing and coming up with a new suspension front & rear.

First...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,113
Posted By superkram
Pictures! Finally.

As promised, pictures of the current upgrades:

The DL1000 as it sits now with new windscreen, handlebars, & luggage:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,998
Posted By superkram
I'm a deaf rider and use sign language. Have...

I'm a deaf rider and use sign language. Have dealt with periodic episodes of vertigo dizziness since I was 23 (I'm 36 now) with varying degrees of frequency & duration. As someone mentioned, severe...
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,874
Posted By superkram
Amazing. What's are the differences between...

Amazing. What's are the differences between '06-earlier vs '07-later ECUs? Did you find yours off eBay?
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,113
Posted By superkram
Sorry for the lack of follow-up! I was busy...

Sorry for the lack of follow-up! I was busy moving & working on a friend's Wrangler. Drove his Wrangler from FL up to TN to get my 4Runner back, and was wistfully looking at all the beautiful...
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,113
Posted By superkram
Question To roll_it_on: What year was your son's DL1000? ...

To roll_it_on: What year was your son's DL1000?

I'm definitely interested in the Werks clutch basket. I thought all 2005+ Vees had the improved clutch basket. Mine definitely doesn't have good...
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,113
Posted By superkram
I'm the same way. The DL1000 brakes aren't on the...

I'm the same way. The DL1000 brakes aren't on the same level with the FJR or FZ1 brakes. The DL1000 is definitely lighter than the FJR, but not so light that it blows me around like my previous 1st...
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,113
Posted By superkram
New SunPass toll transponder bracket

As any rider knows, stopping for tolls and fumbling for change is a bigger PITA than in a cage. It's also hard to find a place to secure your toll transponder from targets of opportunity.

And...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,113
Posted By superkram
Sold FJR, bought DL1000. Let the farrrrkles begin!

So. Sold my FJR to an inmate (Timan) who gave me his '06 DL1000 plus cash. Nice guy, was glad to see it go to a good home. So now, I have a new toy! Like all new toys, things must be tinkered and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,636
Posted By superkram
Still struggling to answer that one. Just got my...

Still struggling to answer that one. Just got my tax refund. :norton
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,636
Posted By superkram
Anyway, heard back from the folks at Traxxion....

Anyway, heard back from the folks at Traxxion. The FJR setup with the AK20 fronts and Penske 8975 non-reservoir would run me about $2100 + GA tax, including installation and setup.

I was hoping...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,636
Posted By superkram
Grin. Nothing to do with reliability. It's my...

Grin. Nothing to do with reliability. It's my German blood. I think classic Jags and Ferraris are pretty, but I always end up sticking with the BMWs and Porsches I grew up with. Ditto the RX7s and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,636
Posted By superkram
With 24.5K on the original pads and rotors, I...

With 24.5K on the original pads and rotors, I wouldn't be surprised. Front is great, rear no idea why. I trust my guy here in Orlando though, as he only installs parts & doesn't order them for me....
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,591
Posted By superkram
Really liked the '11 GSX1250FA I tried out at a...

Really liked the '11 GSX1250FA I tried out at a local BMW dealer, but didn't like the price or hit I would've had to take on my FJR as a trade-in. A Sargent seat was the only mod... it felt great,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,636
Posted By superkram
By the way.... my shop called and told me my FJR...

By the way.... my shop called and told me my FJR needs a new rear rotor due to warping at 24.5K miles. Could a warped rotor have any effect on fuel economy? I can never seem to get better than 36-37...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,636
Posted By superkram
Good points, keep 'em coming. The power...

Good points, keep 'em coming.

The power and smoothness of the FJR are fantastic on the open road. With tax season, I can afford a Traxxion suspension and maybe a new Givi V47 top case to match...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,636
Posted By superkram
FJR corner carver: buy Traxxion or sell for FZ1/etc?

Hello all,

Love my '06 FJR1300A, I've added 12K miles in 7 months of ownership, including a 5,500-mile trip to Calfornia and back over the holiday break. Pros: fast, comfy, good looking. Cons:...
Forum: Americas 12-10-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,367
Posted By superkram
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=844386...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=844386

I'll be doing the same thing December 21 to January 5th. Right now my plan is to slab it between Orlando and Tucson on I-10, then see how the...
Forum: Americas 11-30-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By superkram
Thanks for the east AZ, south NM, and Big Bend ride suggestions!

Many many thanks to NFE and Buls4evr! This is exactly the kind of riding I'm looking for my return trip between Tucson & Austin.

Have always wanted to visit Carlsbad Caverns and Big Bend Park. ...
Forum: Americas 11-28-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By superkram
For the return trip to FL, does anyone have good...

For the return trip to FL, does anyone have good west-to-east suggestions for Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas?
Forum: Americas 11-27-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By superkram
12-day Xmas break. FJR from Orlando to Tucson & back. Ideas?

UPDATE 11/30/12:
Wow! I now have 15 days off from December 21st to January 6th. Will be able to spend a bit more time exploring the roads between Tucson & Austin.

Hell, I might even make a...
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