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Forum: Equipment Today, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By Mobiker
My Dariens open all the way up on each side....

My Dariens open all the way up on each side. They're an older pair I bought on FM. Maybe they changed the design or the lights are different?
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 302,614
Posted By Mobiker
I like the looks of that. Very nice. How do...

I like the looks of that. Very nice.

How do these matte finishes hold up to tank bag use?
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,455
Views: 278,412
Posted By Mobiker
and a powerband like a 125 motocrosser. And a...

and a powerband like a 125 motocrosser. And a flexy frame. And primitive (by today's standards) suspension. The H2 was wicked, mean and nasty. It was a hoot!

I'm sure the 07 is much easier to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-13-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6,981
Views: 1,274,483
Posted By Mobiker
Wouldn't it increase the lever arm, therefore...

Wouldn't it increase the lever arm, therefore making t easier to move the bike around?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-10-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6,981
Views: 1,274,483
Posted By Mobiker
I retired a couple of years ago. I highly...

I retired a couple of years ago. I highly recommend it. I've had several friends retire in the last 3 years. Its been fun to watch them when they realize that "everyday is Saturday". :evil

Enjoy.
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 131,910
Posted By Mobiker
Like reenmachine says it depends on you. In...

Like reenmachine says it depends on you. In general, I think the FZ1 is too much for most riders with only 2 years experience. It is fairly easy to ride as long as you don't get on it hard. Get on it...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By Mobiker
I just replaced a leaking neutral light switch...

I just replaced a leaking neutral light switch last week. I reused two of the carbon gaskets. The third one came out in 2 pieces. Like Beemerboff said I used this:
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4,629
Views: 556,548
Posted By Mobiker
:lol3 Squirrel!

:lol3

Squirrel!
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4,629
Views: 556,548
Posted By Mobiker
Test rides can go both ways. the only bike I've...

Test rides can go both ways. the only bike I've ever bought without a test ride was an "84 Sportster XLX (new). Had I test rode it, I wouldn't have bought it, yet it turned out to be one of my...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 361,136
Posted By Mobiker
Then I guess you're just not susceptible to...

Then I guess you're just not susceptible to noise. Good for you. I truly didn't mean any offense, but could have probably taken more time to think through my words. That said, I've certainly noticed...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,512
Posted By Mobiker
Maybe that's true in PA, but in the midwest, the...

Maybe that's true in PA, but in the midwest, the vast majority of bikes I see on the road are Harleys. Many with a lot of miles on them.
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4,629
Views: 556,548
Posted By Mobiker
I hope you're right. It means I'll buy one in...

I hope you're right. It means I'll buy one in 2018-2019. Assuming they actually get some on the road.
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 361,136
Posted By Mobiker
No offense, but you must not have much experience...

No offense, but you must not have much experience with different bikes. Some windscreen designs are horrific. Naked bikes tend to be the quietest in my experience. The first gen FZ1 I had was so much...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5,776
Views: 1,201,163
Posted By Mobiker
loud valves save lives

loud valves save lives
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 198,435
Posted By Mobiker
Why? Any particular reason or just got the itch?

Why? Any particular reason or just got the itch?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-31-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 230,043
Posted By Mobiker
Congrats on the bike! Please do post your...

Congrats on the bike! Please do post your impressions as you put on some kilometers.

Your bad English is much better than my nonexistent Portuguese.
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,484
Posted By Mobiker
Keep an eye on the flea market if you think you...

Keep an eye on the flea market if you think you might want to try 'stich. I bought a used pair of Dariens last year. I've only worn them a handful of times, and not in the rain yet, but I was...
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Mobiker
I've got a Wilbers that I'm happy with, but I may...

I've got a Wilbers that I'm happy with, but I may not be the best judge since I was pretty happy with the stock shock until it wore out.
I got it form Ted Porter at the beemer shop.
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 437,463
Posted By Mobiker
That's interesting. I don't want to turn this...

That's interesting. I don't want to turn this into a cb1100 thread, but I remember reading that the reason it was limited was because it was originally limited for the Japanese market and Honda chose...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,494
Posted By Mobiker
I checked and I have the Thunderchild's. Motoradd...

I checked and I have the Thunderchild's. Motoradd Electrik's may be the same.

http://thunderchild-design.com/miscstuff.html
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3,109
Views: 437,463
Posted By Mobiker
The cb1100 is also limited to 110 mph.

The cb1100 is also limited to 110 mph.
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,494
Posted By Mobiker
One other thing. If the bike in question has...

One other thing. If the bike in question has rubber diode board mounts check them closely to make sure they're not coming apart. When I took mine apart, one rubber mount was delaminated from the...
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,494
Posted By Mobiker
+1 Thunderchild on mine.

+1 Thunderchild on mine.
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,602
Posted By Mobiker
That's normal.

That's normal.
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,667
Posted By Mobiker
Kawasaki 500r.

Kawasaki 500r.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,362
Posted By Mobiker
I officially considered my '88 BMW old a couple...

I officially considered my '88 BMW old a couple of years ago when I realized I was working with people who hadn't even been born when it was new.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-19-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2,927
Views: 408,602
Posted By Mobiker
http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3E...

http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv372%3C6%3Enu%3D%3A494%3E8%3C9%3E254%3EWSNRCG%3D35%3C6979984345nu0mrj
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,800
Posted By Mobiker
At the risk of sounding like a total noob.... ...

At the risk of sounding like a total noob....

I always use the center stand and turn off the petcocks. A couple of years ago, turned on the petcocks and gas shortly began leaking out of the left...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6,981
Views: 1,274,483
Posted By Mobiker
That explains it, you have friends. :D I...

That explains it, you have friends. :D

I need to get out. Subzero windchill :puke1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6,981
Views: 1,274,483
Posted By Mobiker
Over on the cbr500r forum there were quite a few...

Over on the cbr500r forum there were quite a few reporting valves out of spec at 600 miles on the '13's. It was being discussed in a couple of different threads last year. I haven't kept up so can't...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6,981
Views: 1,274,483
Posted By Mobiker
I realize we all have different requirements and...

I realize we all have different requirements and commuting is different than joy riding, but taking a phone call while I'm riding just sounds like hell on earth.:lol2
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-18-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 230,043
Posted By Mobiker
According to CMG (Canada Motorcycle Guide) the...

According to CMG (Canada Motorcycle Guide) the 2015 Scrambler is sold out in Canada. Its not clear if this means dealers have purchased all of the 2015 allotment, or if it means dealers have sold...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-17-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,430
Views: 516,270
Posted By Mobiker
"Building a herd" :evil

"Building a herd" :evil
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-17-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 635,875
Posted By Mobiker
Really nice pics! Thedford is home to the...

Really nice pics!

Thedford is home to the Nebraska National Forest. I found the sandhill area of Nebraska pretty interesting.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-17-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 635,875
Posted By Mobiker
There's a memorial at Milligan Nebraska for a...

There's a memorial at Milligan Nebraska for a training crash where two B-24s crashed in midair. I was distracted by the crop duster and forgot to take a good pic of plaque.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-16-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,459
Posted By Mobiker
Yes I do. Other bikes have come and gone, but I...

Yes I do. Other bikes have come and gone, but I keep going back to it, so I guess I'll keep it :D
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,293
Posted By Mobiker
Never gonna happen. I like the way whoever...

Never gonna happen. I like the way whoever shopped this thinks.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-13-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,459
Posted By Mobiker
Yup, its a Dry Rider. It saw a lot of use and...

Yup, its a Dry Rider. It saw a lot of use and worked well.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-13-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,459
Posted By Mobiker
After the Cassier I headed over to Mt. Robson...

After the Cassier I headed over to Mt. Robson Provincial Park and Banff/Jasper NP
...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By Mobiker
The best I've found in Missouri is Motorcycle...

The best I've found in Missouri is Motorcycle Closeouts north of KC. Not a huge store, but still quite a bit of selection and if you know what you want o look at or try on, they're good about...
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