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Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   07-08-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By pooder7
I see you already have info on getting the...

I see you already have info on getting the wheel(s) off, so I'll add this:

I've found that the tire changer + motorcycle tire attachment from Harbor Freight work pretty well, both for breaking the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion   06-08-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 14,150
Posted By pooder7
I'm old enough to know better (63) but I got a...

I'm old enough to know better (63) but I got a CBR250R anyway . . .
. . . and I'm LOVING it!


:grin2:
Forum: Riding Gear & Apparel   05-23-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 823
Posted By pooder7
I also have a pair of deerskin gauntlet gloves...

I also have a pair of deerskin gauntlet gloves from Uber that I like really well, but I don't see them on their web page anymore:

http://www.clpuber.com/home.html
Forum: Riding Gear & Apparel   05-23-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 823
Posted By pooder7
Here's a neat video, albeit biased, about gloves....

Here's a neat video, albeit biased, about gloves. I LOVES me some Aerostich gear!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQuXErxLRt4
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   04-21-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,260
Posted By pooder7
My first wheelie was done while I was giving my...

My first wheelie was done while I was giving my daughter a ride on my new Ducati 900SS and having her additional weight on the back meant that when I left an intersection with a slightly aggressive...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion   04-10-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By pooder7
Heavy Fuel by Mark Knopfler was tops on my play...

Heavy Fuel by Mark Knopfler was tops on my play list when I got my first high-performance motorcycle, a '92 Ducati 900SS, so hearing that tune always reminds me of that motorcycle.

"If you wanna...
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance   03-15-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By pooder7
It is. But MCN found out that maybe it's not the...

It is. But MCN found out that maybe it's not the best for chains:
...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   03-14-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,924
Posted By pooder7
My wife and I were BMW riders, too! (Among...

My wife and I were BMW riders, too! (Among others, including a '72 Honda CB500 and a '93 Ducati 900SS) We rode long distances together and apart until her shoulders wouldn't handle riding her own,...
Forum: Riding Gear & Apparel   02-12-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By pooder7
I'd suggest regular riding gloves and Hippo...

I'd suggest regular riding gloves and Hippo Hands:

Hippo Hands - webBikeWorld (http://www.webbikeworld.com/r4/hippo-hands/)
Forum: CBR250 Parts and Accessories   09-28-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,405
Posted By pooder7
I like my Grip Puppies . . . but here's another...

I like my Grip Puppies . . . but here's another suggestion to make your hands more comfortable. If you're not doing it already, place the balls of your feet on the footpegs instead of the arches....
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   06-26-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,893
Posted By pooder7
I'm 6'-3" and about 195# and I find my Lydia ('12...

I'm 6'-3" and about 195# and I find my Lydia ('12 CBR250R) to be quite comfortable. In fact, she's much more comfy than the '93 Ducati 900SS I had up until a few years ago.
Inseam? Mine's 34" . . ....
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   06-05-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,171
Posted By pooder7
Yet another example: Let?s Just Say It...

Yet another example:

Let?s Just Say It Didn?t End Well For a Motorcyclist Who Suggested a Man in a BMW Not Text and Drive...
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques   06-05-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,183
Posted By pooder7
Intersection safety article

IENATSCH TUESDAY: Motorcycle Riding Tips to Navigate Intersections: It?s a great way to improve your intersection health....
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues   05-15-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,676
Posted By pooder7
Kickstand Kritters :: Aerostich/RiderWearHouse...

Kickstand Kritters :: Aerostich/RiderWearHouse Motorcycle Jackets, Suits, Clothing, & Gear (http://www.aerostich.com/kickstand-kritters.html)

Available in squirrel or frog models.
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   05-15-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,164
Posted By pooder7
ALL motorcycles have names; it's up to their...

ALL motorcycles have names; it's up to their riders to spend enough time with them to learn their names.

My CBR250R is Lydia.

(I have also had Gretchen, Hermione, Harvey, Butcher Boy, Anitra,...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   05-07-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By pooder7
Cue Twilight Zone music -- do-do, do-do, do-do,...

Cue Twilight Zone music -- do-do, do-do, do-do, do-dooo . . . .

I wish I could be there in person, 'cause I'm guessing there must be something basic that you're missing or that we're not seeing...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   05-06-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By pooder7
The more I think about this, the less sense it...

The more I think about this, the less sense it makes. I think you must be disturbing a connection to the original bulb (either hot or ground) to make it not work 'cause merely adding LEDs to the...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   05-06-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By pooder7
At that point, I would try connecting the LED to...

At that point, I would try connecting the LED to exactly the same places as the incandescent bulb is connected.

( I thought maybe you had them in series instead of parallel, as that would account...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   05-06-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,915
Posted By pooder7
Aerostich Letter Bag - Messenger Bags - Shoulder...

Aerostich Letter Bag - Messenger Bags - Shoulder Bags, Back & Hip Packs - Bags :: Aerostich/RiderWearHouse Motorcycle Jackets, Suits, Clothing, & Gear...
Forum: CBR250 Parts and Accessories   05-04-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By pooder7
This is how GOOD customer service works!

On Thursday I ordered a pair of RED Hyper Lites ( Hyperlites Flashing led motorcycle brake lights, runing lights, and turn signals (http://www.hyperlites.com/redrun.html) ) to make Lydia's rear show...
Forum: CBR250 New Member Introductions   04-30-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By pooder7
There's nothing like posting about it to make me...

There's nothing like posting about it to make me really LOOK at how I launch my leetle CBR, so I was really aware of what I was doing on my ride home . . .
. . . and this description is pretty much...
Forum: CBR250 New Member Introductions   04-29-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By pooder7
HI NCKREY and WELCOME! If you rev it up a...

HI NCKREY and WELCOME!

If you rev it up a bit and ease out the clutch a bit into the friction zone, the bike'll start moving. Then you can drop the revs a bit, ease the clutch all the way out, and...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   04-29-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2,218
Views: 189,994
Posted By pooder7
I rode Lydia in to work this morning, and I'll be...

I rode Lydia in to work this morning, and I'll be riding her home (via the scenic route 'cause it's BEAUTIFUL out thar!) this afternoon. Meanwhile, I ordered a set of these 'cause the visibility from...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   04-21-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By pooder7
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion   04-20-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By pooder7
Thanx for that! I was planning to use blue, and...

Thanx for that! I was planning to use blue, and now I know tha's the right one for the job . . . .
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