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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,145
Posted By PopRock
Started riding at 61. 70 now. Still feels good....

Started riding at 61. 70 now. Still feels good. Hope to ride at least 10 more years. Looking for a KLR so I can go up in the woods, about 4 minutes from the house. Walk 6 miles a day, helps me...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,011
Posted By PopRock
I have 'em on a Yamaha XS1100 Special with bags...

I have 'em on a Yamaha XS1100 Special with bags and fairing. 10 K + on the rear, still decent, and 12 K + on the front, also still looking decent. Probably replace them next spring. Replaced...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,409
Posted By PopRock
Took up riding in Oklahoma. 3.5 miles to the...

Took up riding in Oklahoma. 3.5 miles to the first curve from my house. Live on the Oregon coast now. 101 has only 3 curves in the first 12 miles south of here. Boring! But in Flatistan there...
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,548
Posted By PopRock
Great report, Tod, Jay, and Cody. Sorry about...

Great report, Tod, Jay, and Cody. Sorry about the rib, Cody. You dual sport guys have all the fun. XS11s don't do that very well. DAMHIK. Great read, inspirational and all.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,652
Posted By PopRock
Go Green for cheap

Harbor Freight has a package of rare earth magnets, about 1/4" dia., 5 for $2.00. They are 5X stronger than typical rare earth magnets. I put one on my magnetic pickup handle and it will lift a 12"...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,673
Posted By PopRock
Clean all the connectors between the battery,...

Clean all the connectors between the battery, starter and alternator. Apply dielectric grease and reassemble. Make sure the new battery is fully charged. Make sure you have fresh, clean gas. Put...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-17-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,076
Posted By PopRock
Vintage show Corvalis

PopRock plans to be there with some of my XS11 friends.
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,032
Posted By PopRock
Yamaha XS1100, either Standard or Special, 78-81....

Yamaha XS1100, either Standard or Special, 78-81. Adapt a 850 FD on it, drop 500 rpms at 60, never notice it on the bottom end. Drop in a cam chain tensioner off a V-Max or Venture and ride. Your...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-09-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,716
Posted By PopRock
Sometimes the pod filters cover up an air jet on...

Sometimes the pod filters cover up an air jet on the incoming side. XS11 riders solve the problem by fabbing up an extension tube out of plastic pipe. It only needs to be long enough to move the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2009, 07:11 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 75,887
Posted By PopRock
In. This one's gonna be good. <input...

In. This one's gonna be good.
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,677
Posted By PopRock
I always wear gloves. Lived in Oklahoma,...

I always wear gloves. Lived in Oklahoma, extremely hot and/or extremely cold. Got gloves for every condition. Gloves feel so good I use 'em in the truck too. Mechanics Impacts for mild to hot,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,902
Posted By PopRock
Dont have ABS on my bike. Had it on a van. City...

Dont have ABS on my bike. Had it on a van. City had put lots of sand out in intersections due to snow. Snow melted. Sand stayed. I rolled right through a stop sign due to the ABS kicking in. No...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,831
Posted By PopRock
My buddy Pete and I went on a road trip. Pete's...

My buddy Pete and I went on a road trip. Pete's 93 Honda ST 1100 got 63 mpg running at steady speed-limit velocity. We were all amazed. Nice ride, factory side boxes, shafty. That might work.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 101,133
Posted By PopRock
Age 61. Bought a Yamaha Maxim 650 J. Scared me...

Age 61. Bought a Yamaha Maxim 650 J. Scared me good, but I took the MSF with it, passed. Rode the Maxim for a year, sold it. Got a XS1100 SG (1980) full dresser. Great bike, 12 hr days, 750...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2008, 08:38 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 187,029
Posted By PopRock
What did he mean by that?

Coming out of a Lowe's store one summer evening I saw an old gentleman staring at my 1980 Yamaha XS11 SG bagger with Pacifico fairing, all in "new Yamaha black." He stood there for a while,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,638
Posted By PopRock
2007 Husaberg 450 dual sport

One of these is for sale locally with >1000K miles. It would get 50/50 dirt (logging roads, maybe some single track) and highway/street use. Haven't seen much about them on ADV. KLR 650 is also...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,844
Posted By PopRock
Coast wise

Nice report. Your favorite places are mine as well. Next time, check out Oswald West State Park. You'll have to walk down the trail to see the ocean but it's way worth the trip. Lots of surfers...
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