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04-24-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By VTRsurfer

Repsol 'Hawk spotted on Sunrise Highway

I saw a Superhawk with "Repsol" livery, twice, on Sunrise Highway east of San Diego today. I didn't realize it was a VTR until I heard the exhaust note as it passed, and I looked in my mirror and...
04-03-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,380
Posted By VTRsurfer

Words cannot express the sorrow my wife and I...

Words cannot express the sorrow my wife and I feel for the loss of your daughter.

You should take comfort in knowing that you spent quality time with her. It sounds like you did everything...
12-18-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By VTRsurfer

And a very Merry Christmas to you, Thumper.

And a very Merry Christmas to you, Thumper.
Forum: RANT!
01-31-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By VTRsurfer

HOLY HYDROCARBONS BATMAN! Part 2

The price of regular at the local Chevron station went up 16 cents/gal IN ONE DAY!:mad:

It was $3.89 yesterday, and $4.05 today. About 1 month ago it was $3.59.

Before Tweety and others on...
01-04-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,919
Posted By VTRsurfer

What pads are you running up front? I switched...

What pads are you running up front? I switched over to EBC HH pads even before the OEM pads wore out. I noticed a big difference in initial bite. I'm about to put my 3rd set on.

And I even...
01-02-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,919
Posted By VTRsurfer

With stock brakes and EBC HH pads, my brakes are...

With stock brakes and EBC HH pads, my brakes are adequate for the spirited canyon riding I do, but I can see where they would fall way short at track speeds.

But when I get off my wife's 2012...
12-29-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,222
Posted By VTRsurfer

First Valve Adjustment at 67k miles

Yeah, I know... What took you so long to get around to that?

Well, I finally finished the valve adjustment on my rear cylinder. The Holidays, a cold garage, a 66 year old back, and general...
12-25-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 656
Posted By VTRsurfer

Merry Christmas to all my fellow Superhawk riders!

Merry Christmas to all my fellow Superhawk riders!
12-19-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,819
Posted By VTRsurfer

I think it's cumulative. An early Merry...

I think it's cumulative.

An early Merry Christmas to all.
12-19-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,819
Posted By VTRsurfer

Mike, I hear you. Everyone has an opinion, and...

Mike, I hear you. Everyone has an opinion, and some have info and experience which is more valid than others. But a contributing member's suggestions are not always taken gracefully.

My...
12-04-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,918
Posted By VTRsurfer

Anyone used "Hot Cams" shims?

Has anyone used Hot Cams shims for valve adjustment? If so, how is Hot Cams durability vs OEM shims?

The local dealer has a full selection of Hot Cams shims, but I'd have to order OEM. Hot Cams...
11-16-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,821
Posted By VTRsurfer

Fisker Karma head-on on Ortega Highway

Long story short, at about 2:30 this afternoon I came upon a head-on collision caused by the driver of a silver Fisker Karma on Ortega Highway. No fatalities, thankfully. Three vehicles involved,...
11-04-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,991
Posted By VTRsurfer

I've compared my wife's 2012 GSX-R750 with my...

I've compared my wife's 2012 GSX-R750 with my Superhawk, after 3 rides on Ortega Highway with her bike, and numerous trips to the gas station (she lets me fill it up and do surf checks). 4,403 miles...
10-11-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,962
Posted By VTRsurfer

Baxley Wheel Chock?

Does anyone own (or have you used) a Baxley "Sport Chock", front wheel chock?

It looks and sounds like a quality product. I'd just like a personal opinion of how well it works for use on the...
09-24-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,632
Posted By VTRsurfer

California has historically gotten screwed,...

California has historically gotten screwed, performance wise, by emissions laws affecting 2 and 4 wheel vehicles. For decades, starting in the 1960's, Detroit made cars for California and cars for...
09-23-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By VTRsurfer

Thanks for the replies. I'll give it a shot, but...

Thanks for the replies. I'll give it a shot, but don't hold your breath. It may take me a while. My wife and I just figured out how to email photos about 4 years ago.

We have a MacBook Pro.
09-23-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By VTRsurfer

Is Photobucket the best way to post photos?

I've read in the past that photos can be posted on the forum by using Photobucket. Before I sign up for Photobucket, I wanted to ask, is Photobucket the best, and easiest, way to post photos?
...
Forum: Racing
09-22-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By VTRsurfer

Where's WorldSBK on Speed?

I just checked the on screen guide for Speed Channel to see what time SBK from Portugal is going to be on tomorrow, and there's no listing. I checked through Monday.

Anybody know something I...
09-21-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By VTRsurfer

Great 3 day ride in Mts east of San Diego

My wife and I finished a 3 day ride in the mountains east of San Diego today. Me on my Superhawk, my wife on her 2012 GSX-R750 (bought on 8/1. Now has 2,508 miles).

Day 1: Rode out to Julian...
Forum: Racing
08-20-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By VTRsurfer

Spies proved his point at Indy-SPOILER

If there was any doubt as to whether Ben Spies had made a good decision by leaving MotoGP at the end of this season, that doubt was removed yesterday at Indy.

2 races in a row something has broken...
08-08-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By VTRsurfer

Happy Birthday to my VTR1000F5!

Today, August 8, 2012, is the 7th birthday of the purchase of my 2005 Superhawk. I was in love from the first time I let the clutch out.:D

62,651 miles later, my Superhawk still does it for me. ...
Forum: Racing
08-05-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By VTRsurfer

Race 1 at Silverstone is must watch!

It isn't all pretty, but it sure is exciting. What a race!!!
08-02-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By VTRsurfer

My wife got a new bike!

New 2012 GSX-R750, the blue and white one. I don't know how to post pics, and even if I did, if you don't know what a Gixxer 750 looks like, you need to get out more.;)

She wanted an upgrade from...
07-29-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 27,205
Views: 412,185
Posted By VTRsurfer

That's what I'm talkin' about!!!:D

That's what I'm talkin' about!!!:D
07-20-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By VTRsurfer

autoteach's project bike in "Motorcyclist"

The beautiful race bike that autoteach led his students in building is in the September 2012 issue of "Motorcyclist" magazine. Nice color photo on page 34 with Aaron Frank standing behind the bike,...
06-13-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,507
Posted By VTRsurfer

Yeah, you're right... 123 turns in 16 miles is...

Yeah, you're right... 123 turns in 16 miles is pretty boring. You don't want to ride here.;)

I've been riding Ortega since 1982. I'm 8 miles from Ortega, and GMR is a long freeway drone away...
06-12-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,507
Posted By VTRsurfer

Yeah Joe, I'm very aware of a car's contact...

Yeah Joe, I'm very aware of a car's contact patch, modern suspension, and don't even talk about the balance factor on 2 wheels. And this thing was low and wide. I was thinking of pulling over in a...
06-12-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,507
Posted By VTRsurfer

Chased by a Fisker Karma

Riding down the mountain on Ortega Highway this afternoon, I'm going at a slower than normal pace to leave a gap between me and any cars in front, and the best part of the ride is coming up soon,...
06-11-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By VTRsurfer

NHL Officials win Stanley Cup!

Well... not exactly, but they definitely get 3 assists for a missed call that resulted in 3 goals, and another assist for interference by a linesman on a New Jersey player that resulted in a goal.
...
05-22-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,255
Posted By VTRsurfer

Bikers beat up Prius driver

Hwy 101 near the south end of the San Francisco Peninsula, a large group of bikers, made up of several different clubs are riding north in the #1 lane. A 19 year old in a Prius is in the #2 lane,...
Forum: RANT!
05-12-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By VTRsurfer

Gas up 22 cents/gallon in 2 days!

It must be Summer already. Since I last filled up on Thursday, 2 days ago, gas at my local Chevron station has gone up 22 cents per gallon, to $4.49. That's a 26 cent increase since last Sunday!
...
04-30-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By VTRsurfer

Suing BMW/Corbin over 20 month woody

A San Francisco man (figures) is suing BMW and Corbin over the erection he has had since May 1, 2010:shock:, after a 2 hour ride on his 1993 Corbin seat equipped Beemer. The report doesn't state...
04-26-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,354
Posted By VTRsurfer

You guys really missed it. Back in the late...

You guys really missed it. Back in the late '70's, most cars and many motorcycles sold in the US had their speedometers limited to 85 mph. Meaning, the top speed indicated on the speedo was 85.
...
04-25-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,354
Posted By VTRsurfer

Glad to hear it's running well. I've had mine...

Glad to hear it's running well. I've had mine redlined in 3rd at 115, and I've been up to 135 before I ran out of road. Our bikes don't have enough HP to pull redline in 6th, from what I've heard. ...
04-19-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,166
Posted By VTRsurfer

Buying tires online, any problems?

Has anyone had any problems with buying tires online, such as damaged or blemished merchandise, or whatever?

I'm looking for Bridgestone S20's for my wife's SV, and the local dealer can't get them...
04-08-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,053
Posted By VTRsurfer

I'm sure that if he gives everybody a free...

I'm sure that if he gives everybody a free T-shirt, we'll toe the line.;)

Congrats Jason!
04-05-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,475
Posted By VTRsurfer

Bruce Penhall's son killed by drunk driver

Conner Penhall, son of World Speedway Champion Bruce Penhall, was killed by a drunk driver last night. Conner was operating a concrete saw on a closed section when the drunk driver drove through the...
Forum: RANT!
03-25-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,071
Posted By VTRsurfer

I want to give a final Thank You to all who...

I want to give a final Thank You to all who chimed in with support after my incident 2 years ago.

For anyone who has the unfortunate circumstance to need it, the book I mentioned in Post #70 was...
Forum: RANT!
03-23-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,071
Posted By VTRsurfer

I was pulled over in Laguna Beach over 20 years...

I was pulled over in Laguna Beach over 20 years ago, while riding home from work. The cop, who even at that time was young enough to be my son, said he pulled me over for lane splitting. I said...
Forum: RANT!
03-22-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,071
Posted By VTRsurfer

Having ridden for over 200,000 miles, I've...

Having ridden for over 200,000 miles, I've survived my share of close calls. In this case, 2 years ago, my wife and I were first in line with a car already stopped in the next lane... no where to...
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