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Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,287
Posted By wjfawb0
I used to bungee my kayaking dry bag (NRS I...

I used to bungee my kayaking dry bag (NRS I think?) to the top of my FZ1 on longer camping trips. My givi hard cases were pretty much waterproof.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By wjfawb0
I had an FZ1 street bike, and now I ride a...

I had an FZ1 street bike, and now I ride a WR250R. I am 6'-0" and 225lbs. The WR works pretty well for me. I pretty much just ride logging roads, dirt, gravel, rock, and some technical trails from...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 43,313
Views: 8,205,399
Posted By wjfawb0
I run 19/26 whatever is on the swingarm because I...

I run 19/26 whatever is on the swingarm because I usually ride 30 miles down asphault to get to the gravel roads and rocky mountain roads. I don't get after it and have too much fun, though. :cry...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 30,764
Views: 7,405,283
Posted By wjfawb0
Punctiation? Who needs it? ...

Punctiation? Who needs it?

http://weknowawesome.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/320244_2180612969314_1666632006_2113915_1390055775_n.jpg
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,749
Posted By wjfawb0
I have no experience with BMW bikes, but from my...

I have no experience with BMW bikes, but from my experience with their cars, I'd never own one. I've never had a V-strom, but I did have an SV650. The suzuki and all the yamahas I've had (4) have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,648
Posted By wjfawb0
I use chainwax, but I also douse and clean the...

I use chainwax, but I also douse and clean the chains with kerosene first. Kerosene is a good light lubricant. It seems like my suzuki manual told me to use kerosene as it would get into the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,006
Posted By wjfawb0
I really liked my FZ1s. Lots of Ducati riders...

I really liked my FZ1s. Lots of Ducati riders told me my bikes had no soul, but that was ok with me. I wanted a bike that required little maintenance and got me places quickly. Also, I've never...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-28-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 142,744
Posted By wjfawb0
The WR250R is not too small to do it. I just...

The WR250R is not too small to do it. I just don't enjoy riding it on the highway at all. Doing 55mph on it for any distance isn't what I'd call a good time. I've got a small kid and a wife that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,648
Posted By wjfawb0
I use a kerosene bath when I can easily remove a...

I use a kerosene bath when I can easily remove a chain. On the stock WR250R chain I pour kerosene over the chain with an oil drain pan below the rear sprocket.I use a small brush to free up the dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 43,313
Views: 8,205,399
Posted By wjfawb0
My stock 2 gallontanked 2013 WR250R goes 120-130...

My stock 2 gallontanked 2013 WR250R goes 120-130 before it runs out of gas. I ran it out on my last big ride (127 miles and 27 miles into low fuel counter) and had to stop about 4 miles from my house...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-27-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 142,744
Posted By wjfawb0
Yeah, I probably won't get that one. While the...

Yeah, I probably won't get that one. While the WR250R could make it up there, it would take a long time or not be much fun if I was slabbing it. I did get to ride up on big frog mtn and through some...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-27-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 142,744
Posted By wjfawb0
Damn, went to the wrong tag. Doh! ...

Damn, went to the wrong tag. Doh!

http://www.fawbush.org/images/2014_6_27_phototag/2014_6_27_phototag_2.JPG

EDIT: should have refreshed the thread before leaving this morning
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,135
Views: 209,662
Posted By wjfawb0
Look at that a**! ...

Look at that a**!

http://www.fawbush.org/images/2011_7_camp/2011_7_camp_1.JPG

http://www.fawbush.org/images/2011_7_camp/2011_7_camp_7.JPG

The WR250R didn't look so hot with a big nelson rigg...
Forum: Americas 06-26-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,332
Posted By wjfawb0
I generally don't go where it's not legal to...

I generally don't go where it's not legal to conceal. I don't bother with open carry unless I'm hiking in the woods. It's interesting to see different perspectives on the subject. I use to be...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-26-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 49,709
Posted By wjfawb0
It seems to be that way most places. In KY it...

It seems to be that way most places. In KY it wasn't too far to drive to Columbus, Ohio, to Iron Pony Motorsports. A lot of the street bikers I knew would carpool up there once a year or so. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By wjfawb0
I do that all the time to clear out my ears by...

I do that all the time to clear out my ears by opening the eustachian tubes for a bit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eustachian_tube . My 5 year old had tubes and I've been teaching her how to do it. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-26-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 49,709
Posted By wjfawb0
What if any shops are there local to the...

What if any shops are there local to the Chattanooga area for gear purchasing? In particular I'm looking for adv type riding gear. Most of my riding is on asphault and gravel roads with some dirt...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,331
Posted By wjfawb0
My vertically challenged lady friend loved her...

My vertically challenged lady friend loved her Suzuki Boulevard. I want to say it was an M80, but the new M50 and M90 look the part.
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 43,313
Views: 8,205,399
Posted By wjfawb0
I can flat foot my WR250R. I'm 6'-0" 225lbs...

I can flat foot my WR250R. I'm 6'-0" 225lbs (100kg) and I spend my time on the back of the seat when riding on the road. If I get on tight curves or when offroad I move forward. The amount of pain...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7,781
Views: 328,040
Posted By wjfawb0
I always run my carbs dry on power tools, lawn...

I always run my carbs dry on power tools, lawn mower, weed wacker, etc. to keep from having too many problems. I've used stabil in other things without that capability. The fuel strainer and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 43,313
Views: 8,205,399
Posted By wjfawb0
The flatlands skid I got had been installed...

The flatlands skid I got had been installed before, and the philips head screws even had loctite already on them. It was not damaged in any way, so I assumed it was returned due to looks, noise or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,729
Posted By wjfawb0
I'm ATGATT. It's hot, but I had road rash from a...

I'm ATGATT. It's hot, but I had road rash from a bicycling lowside in college. That sucked a$$ even at 15-20mph. I do not want to experience it again.

Here's a fun picture from South China I took...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 43,313
Views: 8,205,399
Posted By wjfawb0
History channel or one of the other cable...

History channel or one of the other cable networks had a good show on how yamaha motorcycles came about. After the end of WWII aircraft propellers and pianos apparently weren't in demand so much in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7,781
Views: 328,040
Posted By wjfawb0
I took my WR250R with me this weekend in the back...

I took my WR250R with me this weekend in the back of the F150. No regrets so far. I used it to do my own thing while the wife and kid drove the mother in law around in the truck. I spent some time...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By wjfawb0
I moved last year and the new state didn't...

I moved last year and the new state didn't transfer the endorsement to my new license by mistake. Of course they didn't photocopy the old ID before tossing it, so I had to take the written test and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 43,313
Views: 8,205,399
Posted By wjfawb0
I put the Cycra handguards on my WR250R this...

I put the Cycra handguards on my WR250R this weekend. I had issues with interference from the brake line bolt and reservoir as well as the front brake lever, so I installed 1" spacers on the bar...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 43,313
Views: 8,205,399
Posted By wjfawb0
I took my 2013 WR250R for a ride a couple weeks...

I took my 2013 WR250R for a ride a couple weeks ago after a flatlands skid and radiator guard install. I noticed the extra engine noise from the plate, but it didn't seem any worse than noise I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,943
Posted By wjfawb0
Read the book Proficient Motorcycling. It is a...

Read the book Proficient Motorcycling. It is a somewhat enjoyable book that talks about the mindset of riding and what to consider. Lane position is covered quite a bit. I do whatever I judge is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 43,313
Views: 8,205,399
Posted By wjfawb0
I tried to install the cycra pro bend hand guards...

I tried to install the cycra pro bend hand guards with CRM clamps this morning. It looks like I will need at least a 1" spacer from the center bar clamp mount to get these installed. The banjo bolt...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 80,721
Posted By wjfawb0
I can translate. That's a horrible thing to do...

I can translate. That's a horrible thing to do to someone's mother or sister. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 43,313
Views: 8,205,399
Posted By wjfawb0
All four of my bolts were the same length too. ...

All four of my bolts were the same length too. They all had two to three threads exposed on the backside of the welded on frame nut they were screwed into. None of them came close to the engine...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 43,313
Views: 8,205,399
Posted By wjfawb0
I installed the flatlands skid plate and radiator...

I installed the flatlands skid plate and radiator guard on my 2013 WR250R last night. Everything went together easily. I only required a rubber mallet to align the angle of the rear tab on the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-27-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,336
Posted By wjfawb0
East of I-75 in KY there is a ride called the...

East of I-75 in KY there is a ride called the Hillbilly Triangle that goes from Richmond to Irvine to Beattyville and then back on 421. 52 is the main fun road. There are some old smelting furnaces...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,142
Posted By wjfawb0
I used to ride 5-10k miles a year, but I'm too...

I used to ride 5-10k miles a year, but I'm too busy now. I also got rid of my street bikes and now only have a WR250R. The WR is not exactly a highway machine for adding up the miles.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 43,313
Views: 8,205,399
Posted By wjfawb0
Radiator fan. I'd say dig it out, resolder,...

Radiator fan.

I'd say dig it out, resolder, and then silicon it back up.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 49,709
Posted By wjfawb0
MrTwisty, I never heard your offer of help, and I...

MrTwisty, I never heard your offer of help, and I thought you were suggesting starting out in 2nd. Ha ha ha. That's the only dump I had that day, because afterwards I decided I should slow down...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-22-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 49,709
Posted By wjfawb0
I made it back to Bradley Co, TN. TN3Sport was...

I made it back to Bradley Co, TN. TN3Sport was only a few miles from his home when we parted ways. I did find out that the WR250R will go about 137 miles before it sucks air. Luckily I had the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-21-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 49,709
Posted By wjfawb0
Thanks for the info. I plan to ride there too. ...

Thanks for the info. I plan to ride there too. I'm in Bradley Co. just north of East Brainerd. I'll try to meet up with you at 9AM.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-21-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 49,709
Posted By wjfawb0
I'll try to make this trip tomorrow. I think my...

I'll try to make this trip tomorrow. I think my camping plans have fallen through. I'm pretty inexperienced off road (on two wheels) but I'll give it a try. Are there any fees or other things to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 44,022
Posted By wjfawb0
History Channel has a neat series where they look...

History Channel has a neat series where they look at the history of different companies. The one on Yamaha is really interesting. After the war, nobody in Japan wanted a piano, so they started...
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