F-ing Ready for Spring

I threw in the towel on dealing with winter in a productive, positive manner February 15 this year. Done. Take the cover off the bike, wipe it down. WTF. It's time.... but it is nowhere near time.

Not really any big jobs this winter. Tires kept on from last year for at least a little longer - but next set already in the garage. No need for valves this winter. Bought a preventative maintenance YUSA battery - just cause - to be activated and installed. That's it. No real maintenance...

F-ing Ready for Spring

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Tejas, Gulf States Profile pix

Ever wonder what some of these guys look like when you read their ride reports? Well now you can.

This will be a work in progress and I hope that many of you will join in on this.

Real simple: Post a pic of your self, a face shot works best, and in the POST TITLE, just simply put your ADV Inmate name. I will then link that post to the names, in alphabetical order. That way, you come here, look in the STATE the inmate lives in, scroll down to his or her name, click on it and see what they...

Tejas, Gulf States Profile pix

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Rear Sets on an R100RS?

I have now put enough miles on my RS (3/4 solo seat, no passengers, ever) to start thinking that rear sets (looking at Boxer Metal) might better suit the low handlebar position. I'm not anxious to start modifying an otherwise 100% correct bike, but I am curious if anyone here has gone with rear sets on an otherwise unmodified RS, and what kind of feedback you might have? My concerns are:

1) Maybe too acute of a knee angle for longer trips (I consider 5+ hours "longer")
2) Reduced braking...

Rear Sets on an R100RS?

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Everything 9*0 Racing Events/Results/Banter

I searched but did not find a specific thread on everything racing. A search of "racing" in this forum provided 9 pages of 167 varied posts in several different threads. As such, throwing out a racing specific thread to the populace to mull over.... (if there is one already please let me know and we can let this one wither away or the mods can delete it).

Folks have been racing these bikes since the first one rolled off the assembly line and there's some really good LC8 racing stuff...

Everything 9*0 Racing Events/Results/Banter

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Honda XR650R Big Red Pig

View attachment 1551488 I have a clean/lightly used 2002 Honda XR650R from my father’s estate that I am getting ready to sell. It’s jetted stock (125 main 65 pilot) and is running too rich. Anyone have any experience jetting one of these bikes at our elevation. I need to get it to start easier and run smoother so I can sell it. Also how about $3000 for an asking price for a bike of this age but in really nice condition?

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Portugal

Choosing a weeklong motorcycle destination the cheap.

Looking at Portugal, with Spain and Croatia as alternates.

Anyone ridden much in Portugal? How are the roads? Traffic Enforcement? General costs?

thanks

:freaky

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Exhaust position….

I notice some models have dual exhaust, exciting under the tail section. Does the heat [of] the exhaust effect the seat?

IMO those models would be much easier , in terms of mounting panniers . Where the single exhaust cause the r/hand bag/case to stick way out.......jus curious.

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Solution to waterproof charge connector on phones

There's several phones available today which are IP67 and IP68, so with decent water resistance. Then there's all sorts of phone mounts that allow for quickly attaching the phone to a bike's handlebars. I'm thinking of Quad Lock (what I personally use) and RAM X-Mount, for example, not those zippered bulky phone cases.

The problem is when it rains and you need to keep the phone charging. Then you lose water resistance while the charging cable is attached.

I was wondering if anyone knows of...

Solution to waterproof charge connector on phones

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690 Warp9 Super Moto Wheels – ABS

Backstory: My buddy and I took a class on a track followed by a track day in August 2017. He, also, has a 690 and ordered this Warp9 Elite wheel set for the two days. He had knee replacement surgery scheduled the following week and, in turn, rode very tentatively those two days. All told, he put in about 20 laps (35 miles). He sold them to me, I installed them last month, rode once about 20 miles (more to say I tried them), and now here they are.

I detailed them for you, and they have...

690 Warp9 Super Moto Wheels - ABS

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Triumph Tank Bag

Have this nice Triumph tank bag for sale. Sold the bike and no longer need. It's magnetic and has decent storage and carry handle. How about $65 and I'll cover shipping conus. I had it on a Tiger 1050 for reference.

Thanks!
Rob

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Sherco Skidplate Clearance

Does anyone know what kind of clearance the bottom of the engine should have to the skidplate? Currently mine has none and the plate must be bent somehow because it's very difficult to get back on. I've tried bending the front swoop of the plate but have had zero luck so far. This thing is tough! I even tried propping up one end on a flat piece of 2x4 and running it over with the car. Nothing! It's still in exactly the same shape as it was before.

On a side note, there's also a big 1" crack...

Sherco Skidplate Clearance

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Like the Denali D-4 …Disappointed in Amber Lenses..Any Options??

Have an 18 GSA and bought the Denali D4 lights , light bar, Can Smart, horn.. And although haven't been out at night yet it seems Awesome.. Especially the way the lights integrate into the stock controls...
Now I bought these lights for mainly 2 reasons to be Conspicuous with the Amber Lenses during the day ( have white Led stock running lights on the GSA now) and then if riding at night to light the blazes out of my path with the white LED.. mainly deer and other critters 2 and 4...

Like the Denali D-4 ...Disappointed in Amber Lenses..Any Options??

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Show Off Your Buells Here

Prolly one in the archives, but who cares?

I like Buells: They're unique and thoughtfully designed by individuals and not committees. They're coarsely mechanical in a way that's rare in this mechanically sanitary age. They're torquey in an entertaining yank on your sockets kind of way. They're even economical and reliable, but don't tell anyone about that.

More importantly they're designed by a rare breed of engineer who understands the importance of physics over fashion. The result is a...

Show Off Your Buells Here

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MT5001 5 inch Android Motorcycle GPS Navigation Waterproof IPX7 with WiFi, Bluethooth, FM

As many other rider I'm looking for a good GPS unit that I can use during my ride but doesn't have to "robe" a bank for buying it.
So while the price of the Garmin Zumo 595 went down (at least for the moment) to ~$699, It is still expensive option so what left is to continue use my Android phone.
But as I don't like my phone to be "stuck" on a cradle and of course also suffering from not being able to see the screen during the sun light, I was wondering why there isn't a simple Android unit...

MT5001 5 inch Android Motorcycle GPS Navigation Waterproof IPX7 with WiFi, Bluethooth, FM

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European Riders Group

Hello everybody,

Living in Austria for almost 2 years already I've found really difficult to find fellow 'adventure' riders to share our hobby. So I decided to create a Telegram group, not only for my local area, but for the whole continent.
It is not meant to replace any forum but as a complement. A meeting point to chat about motorcycling, plan weekend rides or holidays trips, share information and knowledge and basically help each other in a more interactive way.

Feel free to join if...

European Riders Group

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Honest Airhead

Not to imply that there is such a thing as a dishonest airhead.

I have owned over 150 motorcycles. That either means I know EXACTLY what I want by now, or still don't have a clue. I tinker and wrench more than ride now - looking for long term bike that requires some upkeep but that i can still ride when I feel like it.

Airhead spec - MUST HAVES:

Driveshaft must run in oil bath
Mono or twin shock OK
Less than 40K miles
Fuel tank with original red lining in good shape - no aftermarket...

Honest Airhead

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Help For Short Riders

Hi There,

My name is Mark, I live in Southern Maine. I recently sold my 2013 Silver Wing 600 and purchased a 2019 Yamaha Xmax 300. I had surgery on both hands last summer and the SW was just too heavy for me. Problem is, the seat height on my SW was 28", the Xmax is 31". For a 5'3" guy, that's a big difference. While I can get the front of my feet on the ground, I'd feel better if I could get more flat footed. There's an OEM comfort seat on the market that looks as though swapping out the...

Help For Short Riders

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Adventure Spec Magadan Panniers

I've bitten the bullet and bought the new Adventure Spec Magadan panniers, developed by Walter Colebatch.

http://www.adventure-spec.com/default/adventure-spec-magadan-panniers.html

'" Most of you know the idea ... Hard boxes are clearly not suited to the type of travel I am doing. The more off road your travels are, the more you need soft luggage rather than hard luggage.

But existing soft luggage doesnt do the job. No-one in the soft luggage business seems to know what...

Adventure Spec Magadan Panniers

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