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Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 05-15-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 575
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: Riders Discount 05-05-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By pooder7
The closest to "perfect" I've had for rain gear...

The closest to "perfect" I've had for rain gear is Frogg Toggs over my regular riding gear. They're light and fold into a compact bundle when I'm not wearing 'em and they're the closest to waterPROOF...
Forum: CBR250 Parts and Accessories 05-04-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
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 04-29-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
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 04-16-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,868
Posted By pooder7
Ahhh, confessions. Good for the soul, they say....

Ahhh, confessions. Good for the soul, they say. So here's mine.

I've done several st00pid things that damaged my motorcycles and one that damaged myself, but the worst thing I've done could have...
Forum: CBR250 Videos 02-15-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
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: 1,056
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: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 12-03-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,030
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: 967
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: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 09-27-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,220
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: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 09-25-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
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: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 09-11-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,556
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: 20
Views: 2,169
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 Service and Maintenance 09-04-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,022
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: Riding Gear & Apparel 08-25-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,202
Posted By pooder7
THIS. I like to think of earplugs for my...

THIS.

I like to think of earplugs for my ears as sunglasses are for my eyes; they reduce the ambient level of noise so that my ears can work properly . . . .

(I have tinnitus from riding too...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 08-12-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,437
Posted By pooder7
So, I guess I don't "need" all that power from my...

So, I guess I don't "need" all that power from my Goldwing, then . . . even though we're riding two-up with my gear and her gear and towing a trailer filled with camping gear and food . . . .

(...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 08-06-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,338
Posted By pooder7
The tri-color may not be the best looking color...

The tri-color may not be the best looking color scheme . . . but you'll LOVE the higher gas mileage! GO FOR IT!!




;)
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 06-21-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,004
Posted By pooder7
My 2012 CBR250R has about 1800 trouble-free...

My 2012 CBR250R has about 1800 trouble-free miles. My other Honda motorcycle, a Goldwing, has gone about 30,000 miles with nary a problem. Honda motorcycles are well built.
Forum: CBR250 Pictures 05-21-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By pooder7
Here 'tis:

Here 'tis:
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 05-21-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By pooder7
That looks like a good list. I don't know that...

That looks like a good list. I don't know that night riding is always more dangerous than during the day, though. There are animals active at night, true, and sometimes drunkards returning from bars...
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 05-21-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By pooder7
Roll off the throttle usually means no throttle,...

Roll off the throttle usually means no throttle, and generally when one is braking it's best to be off the throttle. The motorcycle will continue to run with no throttle if it's moving, just like a...
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 05-20-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,017
Posted By pooder7
One thing that helped my comfort greatly was to...

One thing that helped my comfort greatly was to retrain myself to rest my feet with the balls of my feet on the footpegs instead of the instep. That helped take weight off my hands and arms, which...
Forum: CBR250 Appearance and Modifications 04-23-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,650
Posted By pooder7
yup

yup
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 04-21-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,337
Posted By pooder7
You Da Man! <snerk>

You Da Man!

<snerk>
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 04-21-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By pooder7
Stayin' Alive

From a friend with a LOT of riding experience:

50 Ways To Stay Alive

1. Assume you're invisible.
To a lot of drivers, you are. Never make a move based on the assumption that another...
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