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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,584
Views: 60,727
Posted By Flipflop
You got that right... and when the guys...

You got that right... and when the guys launching their boats off the side of the road throw a bunch of sand in the corners, they can be two interesting corners!

Good news is 70 down east is...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,584
Views: 60,727
Posted By Flipflop
Probably did! I was in pursuit of bbq on sunday....

Probably did! I was in pursuit of bbq on sunday. :D

Let me know if you are back down this way. There are one and a half curvy roads down here... I think the folks up in Raleigh are genius if...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,584
Views: 60,727
Posted By Flipflop
Tag:

Tag:
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,584
Views: 60,727
Posted By Flipflop
Grabbed the jet:

Grabbed the jet:
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,339
Posted By Flipflop
Their exchange policy is great. Another...

Their exchange policy is great.

Another thing I like about them, is you can order ahead a tire so it is sitting on the shelf in the store half way across the country so you can change it on the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 24,593
Views: 1,511,588
Posted By Flipflop
Amos Mosquitos... Fried pork chops. ...

Amos Mosquitos...

Fried pork chops.

Gotta wait a few more weeks before Wednesdays go half priced though! :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24,593
Views: 1,511,588
Posted By Flipflop
Tag!

Tag!
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,368
Posted By Flipflop
I went Ninja 250 to 2001 Fz1 back to Ninja 250......

I went Ninja 250 to 2001 Fz1 back to Ninja 250...

Had the FZ1 for 6 years or so... Sold the last 250 3 years ago, and bought the same one back.

FZ1 is a great bike, put 30k miles on it... But...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 291,101
Posted By Flipflop
Anyone have a pair of handlebars that are...

Anyone have a pair of handlebars that are straight for a Pre-gen? How about a left side mirror?

I bought my 2007 back... Called on her 3 years to the day I sold her. :D

Sort of like a lost...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,607
Posted By Flipflop
I used to run Metzeler ME88 touring rear tires,...

I used to run Metzeler ME88 touring rear tires, and shinko 006 on the front of mine. I'd get 15k out of the front tires.

The rears are a bit heavier and taller than the stock bridgestones, but...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 591,923
Posted By Flipflop
Great trip Doug! I really like the exhaust...

Great trip Doug!

I really like the exhaust on that bike... Is it a one off? What do you call that style muffler?

Thanks,

Zach
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2,561
Views: 476,696
Posted By Flipflop
Sat on one the other day... Reminds me of my...

Sat on one the other day... Reminds me of my first generation ninja 250, though maybe a bit lighter or lower cg.

Dealer wanted $4999 for the CBR250 pointing to the 600 beside it... "That one is...
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,068
Posted By Flipflop
I use a sheet of durarock tile board with a piece...

I use a sheet of durarock tile board with a piece of formica laid over the top. Slick, takes wax well.

I would make a riser for the part you want to build... glue a piece of plywood to the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 291,101
Posted By Flipflop
I had a blast on mine... Put darn near 30k miles...

I had a blast on mine... Put darn near 30k miles on her. I miss her something fierce. Note... If you own a Ninja 250, don't sell her.

My wife didn't like the pillion seat, and such parted ways...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,068
Posted By Flipflop
Tip: If you catalyze the bondo, and catalyze...

Tip:

If you catalyze the bondo, and catalyze about an equal amount of polyester resin then mix the two together evenly you end up with a paintable/spreadable coating that is easy to sand and...
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,068
Posted By Flipflop
I use electric oil radiator style heaters, and...

I use electric oil radiator style heaters, and reflectix aluminum foil bubble wrap insulation stapled around the perimeter raises work surfaces inside that area above 60 degrees for general work. 60...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By Flipflop
Indeed... That is one of the troubles I have, as...

Indeed... That is one of the troubles I have, as I can see what things can be and not always see what they are currently. In boats I've bought the one that only needed X,Y,Z and 3 or 4 years later...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,068
Posted By Flipflop
Don't throw out the epoxy on account of a rusty...

Don't throw out the epoxy on account of a rusty can.

Mix a small batch of epoxy first, if it goes cloudy when you mix it, empty the cans into two open topped buckets... don't mix it together. The...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By Flipflop
Thanks for the thoughts guys... I'm a...

Thanks for the thoughts guys...

I'm a recovering VW nut, so the horizontal air cooled engine has an appeal on a sub-conscious level. I just wanted to ask if they were machines of similar ilk......
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,659
Posted By Flipflop
Care and feeding costs of an Airhead?

Hi Guys,

I'm thinking about slowing down a bit from my Yamaha FZ1 and getting something a little more upright and laid back pace... more geared for two up touring.

Thinking about a mid 80's R80...
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,313
Posted By Flipflop
I've had a firstgear kilimanjaro for 5 years. ...

I've had a firstgear kilimanjaro for 5 years. Its got around 40,000 miles on it. A fair amount of that was living in it day to day. The sun has faded it out from dark grey to light grey, but it...
Forum: The Garage 06-06-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,093
Posted By Flipflop
Thanks for the heads up on the Rancho fork...

Thanks for the heads up on the Rancho fork gaiters. They were 3.99 each from Amazon.com and fit like a glove on my FZ1.

New fork seals, bushings, tubes, and dust seals sure make the front end...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,093
Posted By Flipflop
Thanks guys! Now I've just got to decide if...

Thanks guys!

Now I've just got to decide if I'm going to reuse the fork tubes. Rust pits. I'm going to try a dab of JB weld in them...

Fork seals are pretty inexpensive, but doing the job...
Forum: The Garage 05-18-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,093
Posted By Flipflop
Fork Gaiters for 43mm forks.

Hi Guys,

I've got a 2001 Yamaha FZ1 that has no fork protection, and live near the beach... Salt, sand, and high humidity are eating my fork tubes.

I'm looking for some fork gaiters that fit...
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 38,188
Posted By Flipflop
There are no resin systems, or coatings for...

There are no resin systems, or coatings for fiberglass fuel tanks that withstand ethanol fuel at this time. Unless you have a fiberglass shell over a polyethylene tank, or metal tank it really just...
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,535
Posted By Flipflop
Tire valve stems.

Hi,

My FZ1 has a valve stem on the back wheel with a slice down where the rubber stem meets the bulge that holds it into the wheel. If you bend them stem over, it opens up, but isn't leaking. Is...
Forum: Hacks 07-12-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,080
Posted By Flipflop
Dave, How wide is that deck? Nice rig! ...

Dave,

How wide is that deck?

Nice rig!

Zach
Forum: Hacks 07-09-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,080
Posted By Flipflop
Some real cool rigs! How do the Urals ride...

Some real cool rigs!

How do the Urals ride comfort wise? I've been looking for something that doesn't beat you up quite as much on rough roads. (North Carolina has been chip sealing everything...
Forum: Hacks 07-07-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,080
Posted By Flipflop
Nice rigs! I did some thinking about the...

Nice rigs!

I did some thinking about the vertical storage, while driving over one of the high rise bridges around here. It may not be a big deal, but I don't know how much it would blow the rig...
Forum: Hacks 07-06-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,080
Posted By Flipflop
Cool! I'm not as nuts as I thought I was... ...

Cool! I'm not as nuts as I thought I was...

I'm thinking a GL1500 but want to ask if the frame is strong enough for stupid loading.

Also, how fast does a side car come off?

Thanks,
...
Forum: Hacks 07-06-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,080
Posted By Flipflop
Sidecar with flush deck?

Hi Guys,

I'm pondering a side car with a flush deck, tool box, and rack for lumber.

I'm a boat builder, and thinking it might not save any cash on gas... but would be a fun way to get to work...
Forum: Americas 04-13-2010, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By Flipflop
Good riding roads in Texas?

Hi guys,

I'm helping a friend move out to Lawton, Oklahoma... tossing my bike on the back of the moving trailer...

From there we are planning to ride down to Corpus Cristi, then back up to...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 47,789
Posted By Flipflop
I love my REI Half Dome 2HC. The rain fly is...

I love my REI Half Dome 2HC.

The rain fly is a little bright on the yellow side, so I've been wanting to snag a camo tarp to toss over the top for stealth camping.

Totally free standing, I'm...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,037
Posted By Flipflop
Good ideas guys. I like packing light, but it...

Good ideas guys. I like packing light, but it does make sense to bring along a few pairs to swap between.

I've got a pair of nylon rain mittens, but those claw style ones look like they would...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,038
Posted By Flipflop
I'm a sailor, so have thought about cleats as...

I'm a sailor, so have thought about cleats as well.

For real small boat cleats check out the rigging section at West Marine. http://www.westmarine.com

One thing to be aware of, is how to...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,037
Posted By Flipflop
Dry gloves?

So...

I just finished got back from a tour from NC to Oregon and back via I40 across to Bakersfield and up the coast.

I have a pair of Scorpion XDR Gunner gloves. They work down to around 40...
Forum: Americas 11-14-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By Flipflop
Thanks guys Thinking December 1 to Portland...

Thanks guys

Thinking December 1 to Portland by the 5th. Then take my time on the way back.

Will need to toss on a new rear tire, chain... and figure out a heated vest.

Zach
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By Flipflop
Thanks... I'll look toward something else. ...

Thanks... I'll look toward something else.

Thanks,

Zach
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By Flipflop
Anyone tried "Speed and Strength" Devils in the details gloves?

Hi guys,

Curious if you have a pair, and how they are holding up?

http://www.bikebandit.com/speed-and-strength-devil-s-in-the-details-gloves?WT.mc_id=1484958&CAWELAID=338447111

I had a...
Forum: Americas 10-02-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By Flipflop
Outside of portland is where I am headed... ...

Outside of portland is where I am headed...

Might need a heated vest. grin.

Thanks for the reply,

Zach
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