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Forum: Beasts 06-26-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 17,361
Posted By cbreakin
I'm a new owner of a Super Tenere, and also had...

I'm a new owner of a Super Tenere, and also had apprehensions about all of the electronic nannies. My back ground started with dirt bikes, and then track ridden 600cc sport bikes, none of which had...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 134,226
Posted By cbreakin
Here's mine, Grandpa bought it new in '68. This...

Here's mine, Grandpa bought it new in '68. This first pic was taken in the early 80s. Thats Grandpa and me

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w173/cbreakin/photo-11.jpg

I grew up with the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,570
Posted By cbreakin
This here is the spirit of the thread! You don't...

This here is the spirit of the thread! You don't have to pony up for an FJR or GS the get out on the road and enjoy life. Im many cases our "converted" bikes serve our purposes much better than...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,876
Posted By cbreakin
I have a 2009 TE510 so naturally I pay much...

I have a 2009 TE510 so naturally I pay much attention to threads concerning the issues and reliability of these machines. That being said I've done most of the common preventative "mods" (securing...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,570
Posted By cbreakin
Both of those Kawis are awesome! There's nothing...

Both of those Kawis are awesome! There's nothing like taking a machine and making it your own.:1drink
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,570
Posted By cbreakin
Post up your converted sportbikes!

Hi just wanted to see if anyone else is touring on a once was hyper-sport. This is my 2002 R1, I bought it on the cheap with a roached second/sixth gear, missing wheel spacers, gummed up tank/fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,813
Posted By cbreakin
I dont't think the later bikes need the coolant...

I dont't think the later bikes need the coolant crossover hose addressed, but here was the issue on 2009 and older bikes: The stock hose was prone the failure when exposed to extreme heat and psi. ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,405
Posted By cbreakin
Blackbird! That bike moves more than the body, it...

Blackbird! That bike moves more than the body, it moves the soul!
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,520
Posted By cbreakin
Thanks for the replies! When I pulled the...

Thanks for the replies! When I pulled the throttle bodies to access the valve cover I noticed the number 4 intake boot had a loose clamp, I'm hoping thats it, but I'm fairly certain those seal pretty...
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,520
Posted By cbreakin
Well checked the valves today...typical Yamaha. ...

Well checked the valves today...typical Yamaha. Everything was in spec, not just in spec but in the middle and for the most part consistent across all 20 valves! Any other ideas?
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,520
Posted By cbreakin
In this case it's cylinder #3. Thanks for the...

In this case it's cylinder #3. Thanks for the replies, looks I'll be doing a valve clearance check/leak down test...let the fun begin!
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,520
Posted By cbreakin
Throttle body sync question

I preformed a throttle body sync on my 2002 R1. I hooked up the carbtune fired up/warmed the bike and saw the first three cylinders were all within ~10mm/Hg of each other, however cylinder 4 was...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,019
Posted By cbreakin
I hear you there, I long distance ride on an 02...

I hear you there, I long distance ride on an 02 R1 with the LSL bar conversion. At least on that bike the buffeting problem was cured with a SHORTER windscreen, keeping the helmet in "clean" air.
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,019
Posted By cbreakin
Kawi builds something pretty close...the Ninja...

Kawi builds something pretty close...the Ninja 1000 (not the to be confused with the ZX-10). Im not sure if the wind protection is everything you want, but the factory adjustable screen is a step in...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,822
Posted By cbreakin
Well, the two bikes look almost nothing alike. ...

Well, the two bikes look almost nothing alike. The r6s will have conventional forks where the r6 will have inverted units. The clip-ons on the r6s are mounted above the triples, where the r6 has...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-03-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 782,531
Posted By cbreakin
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w173/cbreakin/D...

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w173/cbreakin/DSC01546.jpg

This is my "cheap" find. All said and done the deal turned out be just OK. I bought the bike for $500, it had been sitting for 4 or...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 26,294
Posted By cbreakin
The kit was very complete, everything needed for...

The kit was very complete, everything needed for installation is there. Besides the obvious (clutch cable, brake lines, top clamp, and bars) LSL actually included some spacers that go between the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 26,294
Posted By cbreakin
Here you go: ...

Here you go:

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w173/cbreakin/IMG_0121.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 26,294
Posted By cbreakin
I recently picked up this 2002 R1 I'm using as a...

I recently picked up this 2002 R1 I'm using as a sport tourer. I added the LSL bar kit, corbin seat, and alaska leather sheepskin. So far its been great. I'm able to do 400 mile days and still...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,093
Posted By cbreakin
We have a few guys from my dept. (San Bernardino...

We have a few guys from my dept. (San Bernardino County Fire) doing the same ride. We're leaving on Sep 2, however being on a sportbike I'm only going as far as Utah. Looks like we'll be a day...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,128
Posted By cbreakin
I agree, the author probably wasn't run off the...

I agree, the author probably wasn't run off the road, but I can say that here in SoCal it's not uncommon to see a group of sportbike "riderz" or "stuntaz," sporting spiked out brain buckets, leather...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By cbreakin
Is that pic Jackson lake by chance? Nice pics...

Is that pic Jackson lake by chance? Nice pics and a great ride. I'm local to the area and love riding here. There's a dirt "fire road" off of Lone Pine Cyn that snakes over the mountains to MT....
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By cbreakin
The wolfman pack is the beta rear bag with...

The wolfman pack is the beta rear bag with dimensions of roughly 32x11x9 and the dirt-bagz are the scout model, which is the smaller set they offer. I'm not using a rear rack on the bike, I just...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By cbreakin
Thanks for the compliment. It's a National Cycle...

Thanks for the compliment. It's a National Cycle deflector screen.
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By cbreakin
With this bike loaded the way it was standing up...

With this bike loaded the way it was standing up was the way to go in the sand. I had zero issues with the way the bike handled as long as I stood up. The second I got tired and tried to sit the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By cbreakin
Just got back from a 3 day trip on the mojave...

Just got back from a 3 day trip on the mojave trail last night. It was an epic ride with lots to see and do. The XR650L is a great rig for this kind of riding! Here are few pics.
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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-25-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,968
Posted By cbreakin
Just got back from the mojave trail lat night. ...

Just got back from the mojave trail lat night. It was an epic ride with lots to see and do. Here are few pics.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w173/cbreakin/DSC01081.jpg...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-21-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,897
Posted By cbreakin
Yup, TUCKERS has it completely right. The ride...

Yup, TUCKERS has it completely right. The ride he has mapped out is FUN! I usually ride that route about once a week during the summer. The food @ newcomes awesome also.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-21-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,968
Posted By cbreakin
We have a group of us hitting the mojave road...

We have a group of us hitting the mojave road tomorrow (wednesday). Don't know if you can head out a little early, but the more the merrier. I ride an XR650L and my bud has KTM 690E. If your...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By cbreakin
I think all 650Ls sold outside california have...

I think all 650Ls sold outside california have locking gas caps. The cali ones have a vent hose in place of the lock due to the california charcol canister.
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By cbreakin
Thumb Looking good, and nice fabrication skills. Post...

Looking good, and nice fabrication skills. Post up when your done and lets see how it looks all geared up! Nice work!
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 832,025
Posted By cbreakin
Heres mine ...

Heres mine

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w173/cbreakin/DSC01049.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By cbreakin
Thanks! The rear is 4.25 and the front 3.5.

Thanks! The rear is 4.25 and the front 3.5.
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By cbreakin
Thanks for the comments! The XR has an inverted...

Thanks for the comments! The XR has an inverted CR front end with 320mm rotor and braking caliper, also on the front end is a trailtech 8" halogen light, pro taper CR highs and a trailtech vapor...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 73,768
Views: 7,632,426
Posted By cbreakin
Hey all, I'm new here and thought I take this...

Hey all, I'm new here and thought I take this opportunity to say hello. I ride an xr650l which I'm currently in the process of setting up for some ADV riding. Heres a pic.
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