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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 07:59 PM
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Posted By Flying Frisian
They probably do wind tunnel testing with more...

They probably do wind tunnel testing with more expensive touring or sport and sport touring bikes. This screen was probably designed for looks only since it doesn't do much. I rode without it and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 04:58 PM
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Views: 1,364,188
Posted By Flying Frisian
Screen extension

Last week I cut a piece of left over Plexiglas (or Lexan). Today I shaped it after heating it in the oven. I heated it for 6 minutes at 290*F and then bent it over a metal object and held it place...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Yesterday, 04:21 PM
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Posted By Flying Frisian
My oldest is home for a few weeks from college....

My oldest is home for a few weeks from college. Time to try out the new bike and go riding with the "old" man.:clap
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-25-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7,507
Views: 1,364,188
Posted By Flying Frisian
Did you use lbf-ft instead of Nm? It's a metric...

Did you use lbf-ft instead of Nm? It's a metric bike so better stick with Nm.:deal
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 971
Views: 132,568
Posted By Flying Frisian
Nice bike! I would love to get this bike over my...

Nice bike! I would love to get this bike over my RT but I'm pretty sure my wife wouldn't be as comfortable on the back. That's the only reason I'm sticking with the RT.
I'm trying to convince her...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,747
Posted By Flying Frisian
The RnineT is on my wish list. That's a gorgeous...

The RnineT is on my wish list. That's a gorgeous bike. I don't see how you can compare the R to this "thing".:eek1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-22-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7,507
Views: 1,364,188
Posted By Flying Frisian
Home built screen. Has anyone tried it?

I cut some scrap pieces of plexi glass last night. The plan is to add an adjustable top piece to the existing screen. I had a GIVI AF3300? on my R1200GS before and really liked that screen.

Next...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,747
Posted By Flying Frisian
Motorcycles don't have a floor, cars do.:rofl...

Motorcycles don't have a floor, cars do.:rofl Although it seems to me that the ugly exhaust on this bike doubles as a floor board / foot warmer.
Holy smokes, that thing is ugly.
I'll take the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-22-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 940
Views: 407,685
Posted By Flying Frisian
Nice bike and garage as well.

Nice bike and garage as well.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-20-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7,507
Views: 1,364,188
Posted By Flying Frisian
I don't think it's necessary to remove the lower...

I don't think it's necessary to remove the lower cowling. However, it's easy to remove and gives more access to the filter. I don't like messes and oil running over the plastic bits and pieces so I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-20-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7,507
Views: 1,364,188
Posted By Flying Frisian
600 mile service

After I installed the new Metzeler RoadTec Z8 rear tire, I was finally able to put some miles on the little bike. The Z8 is a sport touring tire that works great on this bike.

Now that I have...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-17-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8,456
Views: 8,296,480
Posted By Flying Frisian
Nice first post and picture of wife on bike....

Nice first post and picture of wife on bike. :clap

Now go get her some boots so she doesnt get hurt:deal.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7,507
Views: 1,364,188
Posted By Flying Frisian
Yep, now they do. That doesn't do me any good at...

Yep, now they do. That doesn't do me any good at this point because:



I already installed a new tire. (sold to me at a discount by the dealer)

Now I gotta go put some miles on that...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7,507
Views: 1,364,188
Posted By Flying Frisian
I always buy my tires on-line and install them...

I always buy my tires on-line and install them myself. Just last week I got a new set of Michellin PR-4's for my Beemer. Had them in my garage 2 days later with free shipping. From the Motorcycle...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7,507
Views: 1,364,188
Posted By Flying Frisian
Yep, I did that and there are plenty of Pirelli...

Yep, I did that and there are plenty of Pirelli Scorpions but not the CB500X spec'd size: 160/60 ZR 17:deal
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7,507
Views: 1,364,188
Posted By Flying Frisian
Pirelli's after sales service department told me...

Pirelli's after sales service department told me to handle everything through the dealer where I had bought the bike.
I've been told by the dealer's parts department that the Scorpion tires that...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7,507
Views: 1,364,188
Posted By Flying Frisian
I got exactly 230 miles out of my rear Pirelli...

I got exactly 230 miles out of my rear Pirelli Scorpion Trail tire. It just ripped and deflated instantly. It is currently back at Pirelli for inspection.
The funny thing is that it's impossible to...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2,519
Views: 417,014
Posted By Flying Frisian
PR-4 GT tires.

UPS delivered some new tires for my road trip through the North Western US this summer. I bought the Michelin PR-4 GT's. Heard a lot of good things about these tires and I am exited to install them...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-05-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 940
Views: 407,685
Posted By Flying Frisian
Very nice! Not the fanciest but it's yours:clap.

Very nice! Not the fanciest but it's yours:clap.
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,532
Posted By Flying Frisian
How's the project going?

How's the project going?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-28-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7,507
Views: 1,364,188
Posted By Flying Frisian
Contacted Pirelli last night via their website....

Contacted Pirelli last night via their website. Had an answer this morning. They want me to take the tire to the selling dealer or any Pirelli dealer if that is more convenient. They'll handle it...
Forum: Australia 04-27-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,332
Posted By Flying Frisian
I wouldn't. My rear just failed at 230 miles....

I wouldn't. My rear just failed at 230 miles. Same crack as in pictures above. Tire deflated immediately while cornering hard.
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3,281
Views: 473,357
Posted By Flying Frisian
Had to remove the rear tire of the "kids" new CB500X

Had to remove the rear wheel of the "kids" :evil new CB500X.
At 230 miles the tire is toast. Even for my spirited riding style that's a record.

...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-27-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7,507
Views: 1,364,188
Posted By Flying Frisian
Today I removed the wheel and cleaned the tire to...

Today I removed the wheel and cleaned the tire to get a better look at the damage. There is no sign of something puncturing or cutting the tire.
Almost looks like it just split. I will take this to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-26-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7,507
Views: 1,364,188
Posted By Flying Frisian
I am starting to think that there may be a...

I am starting to think that there may be a manufacturing defect. What would cause it to tear like that? There are no marks from something that could have punctured the tire.
I was cornering hard but...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7,507
Views: 1,364,188
Posted By Flying Frisian
I dont know.The bike doesnt have much power so i...

I dont know.The bike doesnt have much power so i dont think it just failed. I must have run over something sharp. Amazing that i didnt crash. I was cornering like a madman and the tire could have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7,507
Views: 1,364,188
Posted By Flying Frisian
This CB500X is bringing me bad luck!

This Friday I finally got back from a 3 week business trip. Checked the mail and found that the documents needed to get my title and registration had finally arrived.
It was pouring rain so I took...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-25-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8,456
Views: 8,296,480
Posted By Flying Frisian
Lee F, Did i meet you in the Holiday Inn...

Lee F,
Did i meet you in the Holiday Inn Express in Emporia Kansas last week?
You were moving the bikes to the lower parking lot.
Great picture of your wife, the bike and the scenery.

I am back...
Forum: The Garage 04-21-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6,543
Views: 2,942,710
Posted By Flying Frisian
Wow, lots of character and great view!:clap

Wow, lots of character and great view!:clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-20-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 33,081
Posted By Flying Frisian
Another white one!

http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z340/Flying_Frisian/CBR250R/DSC_0004_zpsqtxzpjmt.jpg (http://s1184.photobucket.com/user/Flying_Frisian/media/CBR250R/DSC_0004_zpsqtxzpjmt.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-19-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 940
Views: 407,685
Posted By Flying Frisian
Nice R90S, but what happened to the cylinder...

Nice R90S, but what happened to the cylinder cover?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-19-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 940
Views: 407,685
Posted By Flying Frisian
There goes the neighborhood.:eek1 Just...

There goes the neighborhood.:eek1

Just kidding, looks like fun.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-15-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,736
Posted By Flying Frisian
It's a bike with little power and riding 2 up...

It's a bike with little power and riding 2 up doesn't make it lose power. It just has little power to start with and riding 2 up maybe a little difficult unless you don't know any better. I've had my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-06-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7,507
Views: 1,364,188
Posted By Flying Frisian
I believe in building it in little by little....

I believe in building it in little by little. Most of my breaking in is done in the hills and around town with constantly changing speeds in the midrange. I like to do some good engine braking to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-05-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7,507
Views: 1,364,188
Posted By Flying Frisian
Thanks, Is that the official Honda service manual?

Thanks, Is that the official Honda service manual?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-05-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 69,524
Posted By Flying Frisian
Nice levers but please adjust the brake lever. It...

Nice levers but please adjust the brake lever. It needs to come down a little. :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-05-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7,507
Views: 1,364,188
Posted By Flying Frisian
McRat, You don,t have to take your bike to a...

McRat,
You don,t have to take your bike to a dealer for service. If you document your own service with receipts you,re covered.
I create full service reports with pictures for each bike. This is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-05-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7,507
Views: 1,364,188
Posted By Flying Frisian
Nice, that makes my life a little easier.:freaky

Nice, that makes my life a little easier.:freaky
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-05-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7,507
Views: 1,364,188
Posted By Flying Frisian
Ok, thank you. I'll have to check the manual....

Ok, thank you. I'll have to check the manual. That makes it easy. Just an oil and filter change and perhaps some chain tightening.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-05-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7,507
Views: 1,364,188
Posted By Flying Frisian
Bought a new leftover 2014 CB500X for a great...

Bought a new leftover 2014 CB500X for a great price. Bought this bike as my 2nd bike for fun short rides in the hills around town and something my daughters can ride. It's a little more powerful then...
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