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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,438
Posted By refractor
Vertical C Probably the same reason that race...

Vertical C
Probably the same reason that race bikes and racers are all dressed in garish colors. They want you to notice them. Advertise their sponsors.
I am going to stick with camo and black.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,438
Posted By refractor
OK I'm running a headlight that can be seen a...

OK I'm running a headlight that can be seen a mile away. Long before the color of any motorcycle can be discerned.

As a typical un-attentive driver, thoughts are elsewhere. On their dorky...
Forum: Americas 08-17-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By refractor
I ride a Honda and sometimes a Yamaha, why should...

I ride a Honda and sometimes a Yamaha, why should I take spares.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,438
Posted By refractor
Get tons of attention from this paint scheme....

Get tons of attention from this paint scheme. Everyone notices. (Wife's bike)
http://veloliner.com/vtr/camovtrprofile.jpg
Put the serial number on the side.
http://veloliner.com/vtr/vtrzum.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8,232
Views: 1,597,524
Posted By refractor
So I have a sump screen, a frame downtube screen...

So I have a sump screen, a frame downtube screen and an oil filter.

What is the service interval on the two screens?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 277,457
Posted By refractor
It has taken me 3 days to look through this...

It has taken me 3 days to look through this group. Maybe 40% of the pics of people were acting stupid on road bikes. Had some good laughs and cries.

I got that crap out of my system during the...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,516
Posted By refractor
My local dentist gave me an old compressor. It...

My local dentist gave me an old compressor. It runs very quiet. Apparently dentists need perfectly oil free, dry air and was going to cost him a bunch to fix.

Works great in my shop.
Might...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 144,490
Posted By refractor
1989 Honda Elite 50 - 60mph! - $950 (La Plata, Mo)

http://veloliner.com/elite50e/BUZZfinisheds.JPG
Am selling my Honda SB50. It originally was a very small, basic scooter. It would run about 25-30 mph. Now it will go 55-60 mph.

I put in a 87cc 2...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-09-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7,134
Views: 2,384,571
Posted By refractor
http://veloliner.com/jokes/donotreadthissign.jpg ...

http://veloliner.com/jokes/donotreadthissign.jpg

Another sign

Someone made a comment that a particular sign was ignorant. In reality all signs are for ignorants. If you knew the information,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,427
Posted By refractor
Is there any other way besides doing your OWN...

Is there any other way besides doing your OWN maintenance? Don't be fluffy and pay someone else. Better yet expand your list and get something older. Spend less enjoy more.
Forum: Americas 08-08-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24,503
Views: 1,918,898
Posted By refractor
I have been to Mexico for several weeks over my...

I have been to Mexico for several weeks over my life. There is no way I would ride a motorcycle on the road there. To believe otherwise is to live in ignorance or perhaps Chicago.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-08-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7,134
Views: 2,384,571
Posted By refractor
Good point! It was at Waterford road race...

Good point!
It was at Waterford road race track near Detroit.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-08-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7,134
Views: 2,384,571
Posted By refractor
http://veloliner.com/waterford06/DSCN0503_sm.JPG

http://veloliner.com/waterford06/DSCN0503_sm.JPG
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-05-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,619
Views: 268,027
Posted By refractor
Unsharp mask technique.

I have done it for years in my darkroom and it took me a long time to learn how to use it with image processing software.

What i typicaly do on many of my photos is to make a duplicate layer from...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8,232
Views: 1,597,524
Posted By refractor
On the top of mine the center hole has an...

On the top of mine the center hole has an adjustment for the extension damping and a side hole for insertion of a mechanics wire for reassembly

Maybe my bike is weird. I bought it used.
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8,232
Views: 1,597,524
Posted By refractor
My 01 hasn't any air valves on the fork.

My 01 hasn't any air valves on the fork.
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8,232
Views: 1,597,524
Posted By refractor
I think the XR-400R is a pretty amazing machine....

I think the XR-400R is a pretty amazing machine. I would say this one has had not much maintenance since new. The tires appeared to be original as they were original type and had date codes...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8,232
Views: 1,597,524
Posted By refractor
http://veloliner.com/xr400r/xr400rl.JPG

http://veloliner.com/xr400r/xr400rl.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8,232
Views: 1,597,524
Posted By refractor
I really love the handicapped motorcycle plates...

I really love the handicapped motorcycle plates on the bike on the left. What is going on there?
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8,232
Views: 1,597,524
Posted By refractor
Hey Dan Just sold my XT500 and bought the...

Hey Dan
Just sold my XT500 and bought the XR400. You are going to like the decrease in weight, increase in power and having a real suspension by switching to the XR400. I hope you are not addicted...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8,232
Views: 1,597,524
Posted By refractor
I have had a 2001 XR400 for about a month. Ride...

I have had a 2001 XR400 for about a month. Ride it in our woods and pastures, my private part of the world.

When I got it, the PO had removed the baffles and spark arrestor in the tip of the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By refractor
It should be ready to be started and warmed up....

It should be ready to be started and warmed up. Lets hope that you didn't bend the con rod.
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,151
Posted By refractor
Our VTR ...

Our VTR
http://veloliner.com/vtr/camovtrprofile.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 283,276
Posted By refractor
I have a stock 1979 XT500 and two stock SR500s...

I have a stock 1979 XT500 and two stock SR500s ....
I need to sell them. Hardly ever ride them. I am strictly riding off road.

They are in NE Missouri.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 283,276
Posted By refractor
I have gotten my SR500 cafe'/chopper rolling...

I have gotten my SR500 cafe'/chopper rolling again last week. Next is my XT500 then my other SR500 then my RD350 then my RZ350.
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,829
Posted By refractor
Consider this as good news. At least it didn't...

Consider this as good news. At least it didn't fall out while running. It looks like the oil pick up may be removable.
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,168
Posted By refractor
Government liquidation of Sherpas

I have an account with a web site that sells government surplus.

I saw these dual sport motorcycles there.
Three Kawasaki Sherpas at government auction....
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,040
Posted By refractor
I put a Shindengen FH012 on my VFR. It is a...

I put a Shindengen FH012 on my VFR. It is a mosfet design but still shunt type. There are a few mosfet designs that are in series but most are still shunt (parallel) designs. The unit I took out of...
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,134
Posted By refractor
Another month passed

Maybe I am not a road warrior anymore. Yesterday did a hundred miles on the VFR. I think it was dong what it should have been doing on the ridge roads, lots of curves lots of vertical.

I had put...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By refractor
I had a chance to go through it today as it...

I had a chance to go through it today as it rained. At 70 deg it doesn't need the choke and carburates clean in about 30 seconds from cold. Cleanup took a while. Suspension is adjusted taunter. Rear...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By refractor
New TTR125 the mudpuppy.

Well new to her. She has been riding a 2002 TTR125 mini with 17/14" wheels. Had it for 3 years, she is 5'2" and was a new rider. It truly is a neat little bike. Peppy engine low seat. Once the off...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,654
Posted By refractor
I think that there will be a partial name...

I think that there will be a partial name transition. Probably starting with a Victory Indian model. Then an Indian Victory :)
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2,680
Views: 798,864
Posted By refractor
My sub 1500 bikes 1975 RD 200 800 dollars ...

My sub 1500 bikes
1975 RD 200 800 dollars
1975 RD 350 raced until 1982 still have 900 dollars
1972 Triumph 650 tiger. right foot shift. 600
1989 Elite SB Honda. Have 86cc kit in it and it runs...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,813
Posted By refractor
I am a long retired roadracer in the early 80's....

I am a long retired roadracer in the early 80's. I bought a Virago 3-4 years ago. Reconfigured the bars to something like superbike bars. Rebuilt the bucket seat to a flat one. Put on stiffer longer...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,478
Posted By refractor
Hi 2wheel I live 8 minutes from work. I ride...

Hi 2wheel
I live 8 minutes from work. I ride strictly for pleasure anymore, I only commute on my bike a handful of times a year. I might go out on a nice day and do a 40-100 mile loop on back...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,478
Posted By refractor
I want one for my farm

I generally don't think that battery powered bikes are practical for transportation, running 60 mph for a hundred miles at a time.

In my case but I do think that dirt bike would be tits for my...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,904
Posted By refractor
I have been riding since 1975. I was an undergrad...

I have been riding since 1975. I was an undergrad student. First bike was an RD. I still have it, although it needs to be rebuilt.

I have had 70's 80's and 90's super, midweight and lightweight...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 38,667
Posted By refractor
Unique ride. My 92 FZR1000 made it to 30,000...

Unique ride.
My 92 FZR1000 made it to 30,000 miles before one of center intake valves recessed so far that I couldn't get a thin enough shim to set it right. I checked it every 6,000 miles.

The...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 04-20-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 36,420
Posted By refractor
I saw the words AR and SLAP in the title and...

I saw the words AR and SLAP in the title and thought it was something about rapid fire shooting rather than riding. Both are okay by me.
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,413
Posted By refractor
I would like a motorcycle that is reasonably...

I would like a motorcycle that is reasonably aerodynamic. A feet forward design with low seating and a nice shell. The same hp could give 20% more economy and 20% more performance.

The rider...
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