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Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By RocketMan
Thanks, that exactly the info I was looking for...

Thanks, that exactly the info I was looking for and pretty much matches my tests. After taking off the tank yesterday and doing some addtional checks I found two intermittent shorts. One was in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-28-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By RocketMan
More electrical questions. With new battery,...

More electrical questions.
With new battery, flasher unit, new (used) stator and new diode rectifier and battery fully charged I get 6.5~8.5 Volts from idle to 6000 RPM's as measured across the...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-27-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 362,131
Posted By RocketMan
Nice pic, looks like great riding out your way! ...

Nice pic, looks like great riding out your way!
As for windscreens/fly screens, that depends on your needs. The small dart for the Bonnie fits real nice and helps with wind on your chest at speed...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-23-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 362,131
Posted By RocketMan
I've done several multi-day rides on mine, the...

I've done several multi-day rides on mine, the one before this past weekend included a 300 mile divided highway mad dash home with no issues. Been camping, twice now with full gear, several...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-13-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 362,131
Posted By RocketMan
Love the pics, exp. the B&W. sure is some pretty...

Love the pics, exp. the B&W. sure is some pretty country out that way. Love the retro style leather bags too, very cool and fitting for the bike!
RM
Forum: Road Warriors 06-13-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 362,131
Posted By RocketMan
Got in some nice rides the last week. Last...

Got in some nice rides the last week. Last weekend after getting my Third new rear tire (the Conti GO wore out in less that 3000 miles! Gotta stop riding the bike so hard, NOT!:D) spent a few days up...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-13-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By RocketMan
BUMP! less that a week away! Come on Down! ...

BUMP! less that a week away!

Come on Down!

RM
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-13-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By RocketMan
Come on folks! I know there has to be at least a...

Come on folks! I know there has to be at least a few riders out there in NOVA land who have small displacement machines hidden away or that you ride around occasionally.

So speak up, fire up that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-04-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 14,151
Views: 736,893
Posted By RocketMan
Good thing too, since it's expired! RM

Good thing too, since it's expired!
RM
Forum: Road Warriors 05-31-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 362,131
Posted By RocketMan
Poetry Of Motion another 120 miles this...

Poetry Of Motion

another 120 miles this morning; early before the cagers and to enjoy the cool of the morning.

Pics here > Long Morning Road Shadows...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-31-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By RocketMan
Long Morning Road Shadows

Long Morning Road Shadows

http://roadrunes.com/thmpr2/may2015/sr400-101.JPG

Tree Tunnels

http://roadrunes.com/thmpr2/may2015/sr400-102.JPG

...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-26-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 362,131
Posted By RocketMan
Took a couple of nice rides this past weekend...

Took a couple of nice rides this past weekend the first on Saturday on NT700V for about 280 miles thru some of my favorite valleys. Only too one pic, on that ride, a pano overlooking the valley...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-25-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14,151
Views: 736,893
Posted By RocketMan
DA Tag-a-roonie

After collecting both the gater and my wits I proceeded into Round Hill, which speaking quite franklinly I found nothing at all round about it, not even a round-a-bout and would even go so far as to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-25-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14,151
Views: 736,893
Posted By RocketMan
Snatch!

Franklin Park, Rt. 7 and Franklin Park road, near Round Hill

http://roadrunes.com/adv-tag/franklin-park/frank1_1.JPG

Wait, am I seeing double, there are two of everyone except me!
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-25-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14,151
Views: 736,893
Posted By RocketMan
well, if its any consolation mine will be nearly...

well, if its any consolation mine will be nearly impossible to find (since I couldn't even find it again!) Feel better now?:rofl

RM
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-25-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14,151
Views: 736,893
Posted By RocketMan
Snatch! & tag done

info coming later, assuming I can remember where I dropped her off, got in around 180 miles today so where exactly I went or how I got there is a bit foggy, or is that Froggy? Good thing my camera...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-21-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By RocketMan
Bump Only a month away, hope to see a few...

Bump

Only a month away, hope to see a few air cooled singles, or any others interested in spending a weekend in one of the best riding areas around at the event.

I have decided to call this the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By RocketMan
Yeah I saw your post on nova chat thread. I saw...

Yeah I saw your post on nova chat thread. I saw lots on BMW's and such as I was passing by Natural Bridge on the Parkway Thursday, headed to the rally there. I was going to point you to this RR but I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By RocketMan
Thanks, if you do it best done during mid week or...

Thanks, if you do it best done during mid week or before or after the summer vacationers. I've also found its better to do it south to north, always seems to be less traffic north bound. I think its...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-19-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 362,131
Posted By RocketMan
After going for a short ride after adjusting the...

After going for a short ride after adjusting the valves, I didn't really like the sound coming from the front valve, plus the decomp leaver seemed to have to much slack so this morning I redid the...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-18-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 362,131
Posted By RocketMan
Here's the link to my ride report on the trip...

Here's the link to my ride report on the trip along the Blue Ridge on the SR.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1066035

Enjoy

RM
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-18-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By RocketMan
Thanks. Yeah the bike is a real joy to ride, each...

Thanks. Yeah the bike is a real joy to ride, each ride it just seems to get more and more enjoyable. Handles really nice for what it is, considering that its based on a 40 year old dual loop tubular...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-18-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By RocketMan
Thanks, these were all taken with a FujiFilm X10,...

Thanks, these were all taken with a FujiFilm X10, very much like the SR, it has just the right mix of classic/retro looks while incorporating the best of the latest technology and is one of the best...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-18-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By RocketMan
Day four, the ride home

Since I had to book home in one day I got up early and had some coffee while enjoying the early morning by the pond, packed up the bike and headed out around 8 AM. Day was warming up nicely and I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-18-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By RocketMan
Day Three

Each day was a bit warmer than the last and this day temps were in the 60' by the time I got up.

After breakfast I decided to walk the trail leading under the parkway up to the site of the old...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-17-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By RocketMan
Day Two

Day 2

Day started out pretty cool with temps in the high 40's but quickly warmed into the 60's and by around 11AM I was packed and ready to roll. Did the remainder of Skyline then headed down The...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-17-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By RocketMan
Thumpin down the Blue Ridge on an air-cooled single

Took some time off work starting mid-week in May to ride my SR400 down parts of the Blue Ridge including all of Skyline Drive and the first 180 or so miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

First day...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-17-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 362,131
Posted By RocketMan
Well, got back yesterday from my 4 day ride down...

Well, got back yesterday from my 4 day ride down the Blue Ridge, 670 some miles, nearly 29,000 feet of total elevation changes but didn't get as far down as I hoped due to impending potential nasty...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-10-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 362,131
Posted By RocketMan
I hear ya on the stamina issue, between my...

I hear ya on the stamina issue, between my balance issues after the loss of my right ear nerve bundle and arthritis I just load up on pain killers and antivert and hope for the best! The 260 miles on...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-10-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 362,131
Posted By RocketMan
Same here 20 over or above 80 anywhere is...

Same here 20 over or above 80 anywhere is reckless driving and requires a court appearance.

Up to 80 indicated the bike is 5 above, at which point the deviation increases, at 90 its actually 82...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-10-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 362,131
Posted By RocketMan
Got out for a nice long ride yesterday to go play...

Got out for a nice long ride yesterday to go play in the mountains of WV. Did a total of 264 miles The day started out on the cool, grey overcast side with some intermittent light rain, just the kind...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-08-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7,750
Views: 411,680
Posted By RocketMan
Good seeing ya again and I'll be watching for...

Good seeing ya again and I'll be watching for your next adventure.
I bailed too and rode down south and stopped just past the fort and did see a few more planes before heading home thinking I'd...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-08-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By RocketMan
Correction to above post

I identified RT. 58 as being in Tn. while it should have read as being in South West Virginia but for some reason I could not edit the post it would just come up blank when I tried. Oh well...

RM
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-08-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By RocketMan
Riding the Mississippi Delta Blues

Been meaning to post this up for some time but things just kept getting the way... so finally here is my Big Fat Ride to the Miss. River.
While not a super adventurous ride, no wild tales of being...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-08-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7,750
Views: 411,680
Posted By RocketMan
Planning on coming down on The Lean Mean Green...

Planning on coming down on The Lean Mean Green Machine ('75 CB125S).
Should be fun.

RM
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By RocketMan
Thanks all but I believe I have found the...

Thanks all but I believe I have found the issue(s).
while I too first thought it might be a fuel related issue I had ruled that out in the past as I did a complete rebuild of the carb with all new...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-07-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14,151
Views: 736,893
Posted By RocketMan
Tag

At the other end of Said town by the Ribber near the snatch-site
http://roadrunes.com/adv-tag/newest/tag1.jpg

a bit of history
http://roadrunes.com/adv-tag/newest/tag2.jpg

to the left of the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-07-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14,151
Views: 736,893
Posted By RocketMan
ker-snatch

Well Ali was in waiting at the Fast Gas place, corner of Old Bridge Rd and Gordon, Woodbridge.
A marks the spot
http://roadrunes.com/adv-tag/newest/sn1.jpg

Ali craws out when called...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-07-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 14,151
Views: 736,893
Posted By RocketMan
Well, this is stupidly close to me and as I go...

Well, this is stupidly close to me and as I go right by it by about three blocks on my daily coffee run down by the ribber in a small waterfront town near there guess I'll have to do a snatch.
Now...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By RocketMan
Interesting, you are the second person to mention...

Interesting, you are the second person to mention that, someone else from the yahoo cb group said the same thing. While the battery is fairly new, about a year and half old, it has boiled dry a few...
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