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Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 98,506
Views: 18,768,377
Posted By kbuckey
Well, having a swell time. Snow on Thursday,...

Well, having a swell time. Snow on Thursday, started out this morning at 35 degrees (f). Did a little dirt up in Montana - man that's big country! And the old girl went over 75,000 miles between...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 98,506
Views: 18,768,377
Posted By kbuckey
Ride? Shit, I wouldn't even walk on it.

Ride? Shit, I wouldn't even walk on it.
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 98,506
Views: 18,768,377
Posted By kbuckey
I suppose that's possible, but they were in there...

I suppose that's possible, but they were in there for 15,000 miles. The rear wheel has been out a couple of times for tire changes. Wear on the disc appears to be even, as does wear on the two...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 98,506
Views: 18,768,377
Posted By kbuckey
Yep both pins in place and torqued down. Pad,...

Yep both pins in place and torqued down. Pad, backing plate, insulator look as above. Rode it today and the brake worked normally and looked normal after I got it home.

Wonder why they...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,380
Posted By kbuckey
I think it depends on the reflector. My GB500...

I think it depends on the reflector. My GB500 works beautifully with the Cyclops LED.
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 98,506
Views: 18,768,377
Posted By kbuckey
Ummm, this is embarrassing. :shog:shog I was...

Ummm, this is embarrassing. :shog:shog I was doing some final stuff to get ready to go to lovely downtown Ingomar, MT for a nice Thumper Café lunch this coming Saturday and I found a rear brake pad...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,337
Posted By kbuckey
Well, I didn't hit either of them, but it must be...

Well, I didn't hit either of them, but it must be the season for hammers dropping here in Colorado. Almost ran over a ball peen hammer and a 2 pound sledge hammer in the last week. How the hell do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9,274
Views: 1,851,212
Posted By kbuckey
+1 It's not very encouraging when you ask for...

+1 It's not very encouraging when you ask for something for your 1999 ZRX1100 and the counter guy says "That's a snowmobile, isn't it?" And then the part is not in stock but they can have it "......
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3,948
Views: 629,946
Posted By kbuckey
ftfy

ftfy
Forum: Vendors 09-01-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1,347
Views: 163,961
Posted By kbuckey
Just an up date on the H4 in my GB500. Finally...

Just an up date on the H4 in my GB500. Finally did a night ride up and down the canyon from Morrison to Evergreen - wow. Might be aimed a tiny bit high at the moment but gets very good coverage,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 98,506
Views: 18,768,377
Posted By kbuckey
One of the interesting little classes at RawHyde...

One of the interesting little classes at RawHyde was the "How to pick up your bike" class. Of the three methods (the back in, the back in with assist and the handle bar lift) I used the handle bar...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 98,506
Views: 18,768,377
Posted By kbuckey
Just got back from the RawHyde, Colorado, Intro...

Just got back from the RawHyde, Colorado, Intro to Adventure and two day High Rocky Adventure. And it was great. Buuuut, after about 400 miles in the dirt, I think if I'm going to do any more...
Forum: Vendors 08-20-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,816
Posted By kbuckey
Welllll, got back yesterday from the entry level...

Welllll, got back yesterday from the entry level course in Park County, CO and the two day High Rocky Adventure. What a great time, and what an outstanding learning experience.

For this old...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9,274
Views: 1,851,212
Posted By kbuckey
Today. Guy is looking at my FJR. "That a BMW?" ...

Today. Guy is looking at my FJR. "That a BMW?"

"Uh, no, it's a Yamaha FJR1300."

He looks some more. "Kinda like a cross between a crotch rocket and a touring bike, isn't it?"

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 32,952
Views: 8,034,611
Posted By kbuckey
There is some measure by which this thread is...

There is some measure by which this thread is unsullied?
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 98,506
Views: 18,768,377
Posted By kbuckey
I have one (or two in the case of the FJR)...

I have one (or two in the case of the FJR) installed on each of my bikes, except the DR650, and really like them. The DR has a Dual Sport fairing with two LED headlights so it didn't need one.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11,118
Views: 2,365,248
Posted By kbuckey
Took a nice little ride last week. ...

Took a nice little ride last week.
http://kbuckey.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/kbuckey/i-Lpvfs6N/0/M/DSCN0027%5B1%5D-M.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 98,506
Views: 18,768,377
Posted By kbuckey
Yeah, mine rubs as well. Soooo, I did the real...

Yeah, mine rubs as well. Soooo, I did the real high tech thing. Put one of those adhesive backed sliders (that are supposed to go on the bottom of a chair to protect the floor) on the tank. Now it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 32,952
Views: 8,034,611
Posted By kbuckey
Interesting. But back in PA it's "y'uns". As I...

Interesting. But back in PA it's "y'uns". As I vaguely recall that's for two or more. I admit that "y'all" has a much nicer ring to it. . .
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 98,506
Views: 18,768,377
Posted By kbuckey
+1 I had over 50,000 miles on my Corbin...

+1

I had over 50,000 miles on my Corbin and liked it pretty well, but the Commuter is lighter AND more comfortable. Just got back (June 11th, actually) from a 3275 mile trip for a Thumper Café...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 98,506
Views: 18,768,377
Posted By kbuckey
Mine's got 72640 miles at the moment, but that...

Mine's got 72640 miles at the moment, but that doesn't mean I know anything! I just ride the thing :D. And I'm not good at posting pictures like ER70S-2, either :cry.
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By kbuckey
I think my 2014 Duke would be a great commuter -...

I think my 2014 Duke would be a great commuter - thank God I don't have to do that anymore since I retired. And, yes, it might actually be illegal for a 65 year old to ride a Duke. . . Way too much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9,274
Views: 1,851,212
Posted By kbuckey
So you're the one that bought the DN-01. . .:eek1

So you're the one that bought the DN-01. . .:eek1
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11,118
Views: 2,365,248
Posted By kbuckey
My engine is dead stock. I live at 7760 (on...

My engine is dead stock. I live at 7760 (on Lookout Mountain above Golden, CO) and it runs quite well. I would note that when you get up to and above 10000 the lack of power is noticeable and it...
Forum: Vendors 07-12-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,347
Views: 163,961
Posted By kbuckey
Thanks for that, I was just wondering what to do...

Thanks for that, I was just wondering what to do with that stupid little light on the Duke - that yellowish tint sucks with the nice white LED headlight.
Forum: Vendors 07-11-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,347
Views: 163,961
Posted By kbuckey
Since no one said if they'd fit in a 2014 KTM...

Since no one said if they'd fit in a 2014 KTM Duke I got one and put it in. Took a little juggling to get it to fit right but it's in there and works great.
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3,948
Views: 629,946
Posted By kbuckey
Although my next heavier bike (ZRX1100) is not...

Although my next heavier bike (ZRX1100) is not light even compared to the REX, the FJR is a real B***h to push around the garage. On the road she dances well for a heavy girl. I will say the OEM...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 98,506
Views: 18,768,377
Posted By kbuckey
On my recent trip to NC (3300 miles), I did sit...

On my recent trip to NC (3300 miles), I did sit on the back portion occasionally to stretch the legs - especially across KS and OK where the road was straight and booooring. . . .

I like the...
Forum: Vendors 07-02-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,347
Views: 163,961
Posted By kbuckey
A Duke followed me home yesterday. Anybody put...

A Duke followed me home yesterday. Anybody put one in a2013/14 690 Duke? It has an H4 bulb and looks like it should work.
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,890
Posted By kbuckey
Yeah, one never knows with women. My wife's been...

Yeah, one never knows with women. My wife's been complaining that perhaps 5 bikes is too many. But, last week we were in Durango at the Spyder Fest and we went to the local Spyder dealer to buy a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1,898
Views: 206,862
Posted By kbuckey
Anyone in the Denver area, Coyote Motorsports...

Anyone in the Denver area, Coyote Motorsports just got theirs in.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9,274
Views: 1,851,212
Posted By kbuckey
I think you need to read Article 15 of the UCMJ...

I think you need to read Article 15 of the UCMJ re: powers of a commander to discipline without court-martial. OTOH, not fucking with the chain of command is always a good idea because they can very...
Forum: Vendors 06-19-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,081
Views: 148,805
Posted By kbuckey
Going out to Durango for the Spyder fest next...

Going out to Durango for the Spyder fest next week. Hope my wife finds a nice group of Spyders to ride with while I sneak off on the FJR. Soooo many lovely roads out there! Got your AZ, CO and UT ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 98,506
Views: 18,768,377
Posted By kbuckey
When I worked in Central City, CO and lived in...

When I worked in Central City, CO and lived in Idaho Springs my commute to work was the Virginia Canyon Road (aka the "Oh, my God" Road). Most of it is dirt except for a mile or so stretch that...
Forum: Vendors 06-17-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 242,952
Posted By kbuckey
Well, I got back from my trip to Rugby, TN for a...

Well, I got back from my trip to Rugby, TN for a FSSNOC Thumper Café, plus a little side trip to do the Dragon. Total 3274.1 GPS miles. Took my time more than I would have before I retired so did...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 98,506
Views: 18,768,377
Posted By kbuckey
I ride like the old man I am. My valves were in...

I ride like the old man I am. My valves were in spec the last three times I checked them at the factory recommended intervals. Bike now has 72448 miles on it. I'm a little over now because I just...
Forum: Hacks 06-14-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 20,940
Posted By kbuckey
My wife and I are going. She's riding her RT and...

My wife and I are going. She's riding her RT and I'll probably ride my FJR.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 32,952
Views: 8,034,611
Posted By kbuckey
I went through the Dragon on the 6th, southbound...

I went through the Dragon on the 6th, southbound and came back on the 7th. Went to lunch in Rugby, TN for a FSSNOC Thumper Café, and since I was close I said "what the heck might as well 'do the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 98,506
Views: 18,768,377
Posted By kbuckey
I've got Solstice 10's on mine and I did have to...

I've got Solstice 10's on mine and I did have to remount them. I kinda McGyvered it and they are now mounted to the inside of the fork legs. Downside is that the "vision triangle" is smaller,...
Forum: Vendors 05-29-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1,347
Views: 163,961
Posted By kbuckey
Wellll, I put a pair in my 2013 FJR1300. What a...

Wellll, I put a pair in my 2013 FJR1300. What a royal PITA. Mostly just because you have to remove half the plastic on the bike to change the headlight bulbs! OK, not half the plastic, but a lot. ...
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