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Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Cliff-77, May 1, 2010.
Anyone got a photo of a Hodaka Ace 100 B?
Is this it
There may have been a few bumps along the way...
I have been riding since 94, but got my first adventure bike last summer: 2009 Buell Ulysses.
Only difference is, it's an ADV bike now....
Note to Vstrom riders, peel off your stickers before they are scratched to a million pieces.
If its not, it looks exactly like the one I learned to ride 40 years ago.
That's not yours, is it?
So where in NE MS are ya? Since Wolfy is down, I've been looking for a new riding buddy.
For me, the adventure started on a 1972 Moto-Skeeter (made by Bombardier) identical to this one.
Not mine. Random pic off of internet. Nice specimen.
My first DS bike was a 1994 BMW GS 1100.
My second was a 2000 KLR 650.
Third was a 2005 DR 650.
And my current one is a 2008 KLR 650.
Thanks. Booneville, well out in the county west of to be 'zact but
work in B'ville. Looking forward to meeting some of ya'll and riding,
hope I get knack of it back soon - some times it's fine, next trip bike
feels like it's posessed, squirming around... I have been jacking around
with the preload tho, and a set of tires probably wouldn't hurt either.
A squirmy bike... bad juju.... if it's in the front and feels like it's dive in turns the front is to low in comparison to the rear. it it is wanting to wash/push the rear is to low. I like to set eh sag on the rear at around 3 to 4 inches from full extent to where it sits with you on it. Your gear will very this. But I'm just a nut case the has raced dirtbikes. Not sure how some of y'alls bigger bikes need to be set up but I'm sure it's close.
Well, it's not in the turns, but straight-line. Once you drop into a curve,
it tracks solid, especially if you ease into the throttle. Like on rails.
It's just poking along straight that sometimes it seems darty.
As far as more stability, which direction should I go
with the rear? Up or down?
I found out that I was un-weighting the front end, took the bar set-backs off, took the saddle bags off,
cranked up the rear preload another few rounds, back to solid in a straight line. Phew!
Mine was a 1971 Honda CL100, rode the wheels off that thing from 13 to 16 years old.
I had a 71 CL100 back in 71. Installed a too large of a knobby on the rear and ran the piss out of it. I traded my Trail 70 in on it. I should have kept them both.
New in 71 DT-1 E. Went everywhere with it that summer, 10,000 miles. Zero maintenence. Who knew that the air cleaner had to be cleaned once in a while? Traded up to a RT-2 the next year. Back then any undeveloped chunk of terra firm was considered open range. I think I know how the cowboys felt when the fences went up.
I love these threads. I go through here and the memories come flooding back. Even though the CL wasn't my style, i always admired their tall first gear-those guys could wheelie way faster than us enduro riders.