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  • Birthday 03/30/1959

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    Parkersburg, WV
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    2008 FZ6
    2016 FJR1300
    2005 WR450F

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  1. Shoop

    Appalachian backroads - free route maps

    If he's going to 2016 he'll need a flux capacitor and 1.21 gigawatts! Oh, and ... "Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads."
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    Pauly's got a brand "new" bag...

    Question 1: Nationality? Questions are not guesses, right?
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    Shoop Buys a Thumper

    Thanks Max. It's the stock Keihin FCR 39 mm. I'll just order a full set of of jets and check the needle settings when I'm in there to replace the jets. If/when you get your FJR you should check out the MSTA events (Motorcycle Sport Touring Assoc). There are a lot of spouses riding or on their own bikes. Mostly older guys that used to be fast - or think they were. The most local event is the week of Aug 19 (Mon-Sun) in Marietta. Usually have about 100 bikes show up. The larger national meeting is in Bristol VA this year the week of June 23-26 (Mon-Thurs). This event draws 200 bikes, sometimes 400. The Bristol event should be very well attended. Here's a link to their ride events. I think you need to be a member to post but you should be able to read the pages. http://www.ridemsta.com/mstaforums/index.php?board=13.0 Chris
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    Shoop Buys a Thumper

    Sorry to interrupt the comedy (love it). But I’m looking for suggestions on next fix attempt. Disassembled and cleaned the carb (scary lots of fiddly little parts. Found the pilot jet was partially blocked. Ended up drilling it out. Yes, I tried lots of other things first. Will order a new one tomorrow. So, reassembled it and had to change idle screw pretty far but got it to smooth out. But on the test ride it still misses badly when transitioning from low throttle to higher throttle. But goes ok if I bog it then give nearly full throttle. Also, the bike stumbles/misses if going constant 45 or 60. Seems to want to be on full throttle or off. Forgot to check the jet needle setting. That wasn’t in the YouTube instructions for a cleaning. 🤣 If it’s the jet needle it need to go richer, right?
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    Shoop Buys a Thumper

    It's all my neighbor's fault. He wanted somebody to ride with on gravel roads and trails so he nagged me about it. Well, maybe twice. Then he found a good deal on this mostly street legal bike that's just the right color. Thankfully I have long legs - this bike is tall! I had to put DOT tires on it, a license plate bracket w light, and mirrors - but it already had the rest of the required parts and was titled as a street vehicle. Next I just need to sort out a carb problem. The bike sat unused for 2 years. I think whichever jet handles the mid-range throttle position is messed up. And then the fun part will be remembering my dirt bike skills. It's been 40 years since I owned a dirt bike, 75 Yamaha DT400b. This one is a much more capable bike! Chris
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    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    Drum roll, please ...........
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    Used tire traction test (cars)

    TEN WORD SUMMARY: Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, buy Michelin. That's a good safe conclusion. Pity that they didn't also compare mileage because that will determine how quickly the tire will degrade from the performance for new to worn. It's also probably one of the bigger differences between the expensive and inexpensive groups. Also, I don't think their lateral traction test is a good assessment of the cornering ability, feel, or confidence that sets a great tire apart from a good tire.
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    Motorcycle Survey from Ohio State

    Price vs brand name is not a linear scale. How about price vs quality?
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    Heading down to the Gap - Oct 12-15

    Joiners interested: 1 Planners interested: 0 I saw Justin last night. He told me that Ben scrubbed this trip in an FB post. Not a problem - Think I'll just take the winding way to my uncle's place in Roanoke.
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    Heading down to the Gap - Oct 12-15

    10-4 ... on October 4, good buddy!
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    Heading down to the Gap - Oct 12-15

    Are you still planning to go down next week? I'd like to go through there before it gets too busy with leaf watchers. I can only spare two evenings away - Fri & Sat, but perhaps I could meet you down there? Chris
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    Unicorn Found

    @max power Hey Max, Sorry but I quit shopping right after I bought this one. At the time, July 27, there was a nice 2014 near New Philly but that one was off of craigslist right after I bought mine. Best of luck finding one that you like. Now is the season to get some deals.
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    Ride 9/29?

    Anybody else? Would a later start be any better?
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    Ride 9/29?

    Update. I will be going on this ride. Hope some others will join.