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Forum: CBR250 Videos 02-15-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By pooder7
Impressive! But why would you do that?...

Impressive!

But why would you do that? Running it makes combustion products that stay in the oil when it's put back into storage unless you change the oil.

The best thing is to change the oil,...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 02-13-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 911
Posted By pooder7
You've gotten some good suggestions, but I can...

You've gotten some good suggestions, but I can add one more that worked for me when I had the same sort of problem from riding my Ducati 900SS: make sure you have the balls of your feet on the...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 01-16-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By pooder7
You can probably fix that by replacing the tail...

You can probably fix that by replacing the tail light bulb. There are two filaments in the bulb, one for the brakes (not breaks ;^) and one that's on whenever the headlight is on, and the always-on...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 12-24-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By pooder7
It could be that the stock wiring only allows...

It could be that the stock wiring only allows enough current to make the amount of light from your 100/90 bulb to be about the same as the 60/55.

Whenever I've put in higher wattage bulbs into a...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 12-11-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By pooder7
If a dog is on an intercept line, do this: ...

If a dog is on an intercept line, do this:

Slow slightly (the dog will change its line), then
. . .
Accelerate quickly (the dog will not be able to change quickly enough), then
. . .
Keep...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 12-11-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,622
Posted By pooder7
I have one of these mounted on Lydia: ...

I have one of these mounted on Lydia:

Stebel Nautilus Compact Dual-Tone Motorcycle Air Horn, 12-Volt, Black or Chrome - TwistedThrottle.com...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 12-03-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,856
Posted By pooder7
Nice writeup about the CBR250R . . . until it got...

Nice writeup about the CBR250R . . . until it got to the part about putting an K&N into it. I will NEVER put a K&N filter in ANY of my vehicles!
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 12-03-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By pooder7
Do NOT put DOT 5 fluid in your CBR250R; it is NOT...

Do NOT put DOT 5 fluid in your CBR250R; it is NOT compatible with what is in there!

(I wish there had been a different designation for this fluid; DOT 3 and DOT 4 are compatible, but DOT 5 is...
Forum: Riding Gear & Apparel 11-16-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By pooder7
Gerbing's heated jacket with a controller. In...

Gerbing's heated jacket with a controller. In addition to most of the rest of the stuff already suggested.
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 11-11-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By pooder7
There's no need to disconnect the battery. Make...

There's no need to disconnect the battery. Make sure it's full of electrolyte and connect it to a Battery Tender and it'll be happy all winter. The freezing temperature of a fully-charged battery...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 10-09-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,816
Posted By pooder7
After riding for more than thirty years, you...

After riding for more than thirty years, you wouldn't think there would be much for me to learn from this little motorcycle, but it has added to my confidence level so much that, for the first time,...
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 09-27-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,013
Posted By pooder7
That's all good, and situational awareness is...

That's all good, and situational awareness is something I try to always practice. But I'm not perfect at it, so I cover my brake lever just in case I get surprised. Perfect riders don't need that but...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-27-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By pooder7
More CCs.

More CCs.
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 09-25-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By pooder7
Tha's a sad reminder to ALWAYS ride well within...

Tha's a sad reminder to ALWAYS ride well within your personal performance parameters when you're riding on the street. They will gradually expand with experience as you ride, but don't try to push...
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 09-23-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,013
Posted By pooder7
I always have . . . and with four fingers. It's...

I always have . . . and with four fingers. It's gotten me out of close calls a time or two and I've gotten used to operating the throttle with the palm of my hand, something made even easier with a...
Forum: Riding Gear & Apparel 09-18-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,161
Posted By pooder7
This is the one I just got to replace the...

This is the one I just got to replace the five-year-old HJC I had and really liked. I like this one even better:

...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 09-12-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By pooder7
You use that word "fun". I do not think it means...

You use that word "fun". I do not think it means what you think it means.
;)
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 09-11-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,182
Posted By pooder7
<<sigh>> Is this a troll? Or for real? Oh...

<<sigh>>
Is this a troll? Or for real?
Oh well; doesn't really matter.
<<SIGH>>
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 09-09-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By pooder7
That will work . . . but it seems unnecessarily...

That will work . . . but it seems unnecessarily complicated to me. What I do is put my jack under the opposite side swingarm, leaving the kickstand right on the floor. I crank the jack until the...
Forum: CBR250 Appearance and Modifications 09-09-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,190
Posted By pooder7
No. Unique is one thing. But "highway stirrups"...

No. Unique is one thing. But "highway stirrups" are DANGEROUS . . . and a very BAD idea. SERIOUSLY!
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 09-04-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,307
Posted By pooder7
I've used a Gerbing heated jacket with a Gerbing...

I've used a Gerbing heated jacket with a Gerbing temp control on my leetle CeeBee with no issues whatsoever. I don't know if adding heated gloves would be excessive load to the electrical system,...
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 09-04-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By pooder7
Something I've found that works really well for...

Something I've found that works really well for removal of greasy stuff from wheels and body parts (not the chain, though) is Go-Jo hand cleaner. (NOT the kind with lava grit in it!) It goes on as a...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-02-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,120
Posted By pooder7
Here, let me comfort you: "they're, their, there"...

Here, let me comfort you: "they're, their, there" . . . now I hope you're/your/yore feeling better . . . .
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 08-29-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,307
Posted By pooder7
I've ridden into the 20s F wearing a balaclava...

I've ridden into the 20s F wearing a balaclava under my full face helmet, Gerbings jacket under my Aerostich suit, winter gloves, wool sox, and heated hand grips. But this was on my Goldwing, with a...
Forum: Riding Gear & Apparel 08-27-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,122
Posted By pooder7
Thanx for the follow-up, and I'm glad to hear...

Thanx for the follow-up, and I'm glad to hear (heh) the problem's resolved. I suppose I don't remember the plugs making me ride faster because it's been so many years since I started using them . . ....
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