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About jeffyjeff

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    SF Bay Area / Northern Morocco
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    A pile of 5th gen parts.
    2002 BMW R1150R

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  1. jeffyjeff

    Bay Area roll call ride 2018

    Thanks, Jim. I had a great time despite the traffic. The morning ride was great. I especially like that section of Hwy 1 north of Jenner where it climbs up a bluff over the ocean and then back down through several hairpins. By the time we got there the temperature had warmed up and the ride was shaping up nicely. Just south of Gualala, though, it started to rain, and the sky north and east of there looked pretty dark. We took half an hour in Gualala, and then decided to head back south over the bluff. That's where the ride kind of unraveled (for me). I don't think I'll post a Sunday ride again. Why not? Too many people out for a "Sunday drive". Reminded me of my youth on the Oregon coast; long strings of cars, motorhomes, and trailers with drivers that don't use pull-outs. Jim blasted through that crap in short order, but I got stuck behind a butt-ass in a rust Dodge Ram who aggressively blocked my repeated attempts to pass. I thought to myself "this guy's crazy!" and plodded along for 12 miles or so. Call me chicken, but the way that guy handled his truck was frightening. We ate at the River's End in Jenner, then headed east on Hwy 116. That road has potential, but at 3:00 PM on a balmy Sunday afternoon, a lot of folks were out taking in the sights. By the time we got to 101, there was 10 miles (give or take) of lane splitting through Petaluma before the traffic opened up. 10 hours 5 minutes, door to door; 301 miles for me. It was nice to wind out that boxer a little bit, though. Now that Junior is back to work, I got obligations overseas that need my attention. May 12 looks like my last opportunity for a ride of any distance until November. I'd be happy to post up another ride if there is any interest. Wentworth and Icehouse worth a damn in mid May? PM me if you're interested. Sorry this didn't work out for most of you, thanks for past good times and looking forward to more. Jeff J.
  2. jeffyjeff

    Bay Area roll call ride 2018

    Just got a text from Brian and he's feeling a little under the weather; still no word from tjclyde. Looking likely that just RC1237V and I will hook up at Starbucks, and meet jlpvfr enroute. Not the first time that's happened, Oh, well. Kickstands up in 10 hours and 52 minutes. IN jeffyjeff RC1237V jlpvfr (meet on road between Gualala & Jenner) MAYBE (probably?) tjclyde OUT bayarearider crazybro (he got the job in Reno, CONGRATS!) St. Stephen BrianF We will meet at Starbucks, 260 Northgate Drive, San Rafael, 94903. Kickstands up at 8:30AM. Thanks, Jeff J.
  3. jeffyjeff

    Bay Area roll call ride 2018

    No problem. I saw "CHIPS". You can get Police Officer's Association card that is sure to get you out of tickets. Just waive the card and you're home free. I'm heading down to WalMart to get one now!
  4. jeffyjeff

    Bay Area roll call ride 2018

    UPDATE The weather looks so nice now that I'm afraid I'll be sorry for believing the weatherman. Nevertheless, I've already screwed this up for everybody's schedule once, and won't do it twice. Updated ride group looks like this for the ride SUNDAY, April 29, 2018: IN jeffyjeff BrianF RC1237V jlpvfr (meet on road between Gualala & Jenner) MAYBE (probably?) tjclyde OUT bayarearider crazybro (he got the job in Reno, CONGRATS!) St. Stephen We will meet at Starbucks, 260 Northgate Drive, San Rafael, 94903. Kickstands up at 8:30AM. Thanks, Jeff J.
  5. jeffyjeff

    Bay Area roll call ride 2018

    Greetings all! PM sent to all participants Wednesday 04/25/18 at 10:30 PM Weather forecast for Saturday looks sketchy. Yesterday's forecast was rain on north coast, today the forecast is drizzle. Probably won't be unbearable, but likely the roads will be wet. Sunday looks better, weather forecast wise, and maybe more enjoyable for everyone. Let me know if you can accommodate the change. Greg had to fly back east, and won't be able to make it this time. I will send a test text to the cell numbers I have from 2 years ago. Looking forward to seeing everyone again this weekend. (Sunday?) Jeff J.
  6. jeffyjeff

    Bay Area roll call ride 2018

    No shame here. It's kinda cool to ride a bike where performance expectations are not stellar. It's a gas to ride, and in the hands of a capable rider, would probably raise eyebrows. Those Metzler Roadtec 01's are really confidence inspiring tires. JJ
  7. jeffyjeff

    Bay Area roll call ride 2018

    RC1237V- get the new rubber yet?
  8. jeffyjeff

    Bay Area roll call ride 2018

    It was that kamakazi gopher on Del Puerto Canyon Road that did it! Updated Roster: IN jeffyjeff crazybro tjclyde St. Stephen Brian F. bayarearider RC1237V jlpvfr (somewhere on hwy 1) OUT RichVee4
  9. jeffyjeff

    Lost the Love

    Check out this video for a little inspiration: I first saw this on the Pacific Coast riders forum (IPCRC) in 2011. It was reasonably popular back then, and earned it's producer some industry awards; maybe its already been posted on VFRD. As a boomer who has already entered my retirement years, I sometimes wonder how long I can keep riding before I become a serious danger to myself and others. I find so much enjoyment in riding; for me, motorcycling is my "fountain of youth". It will be a sad, sad day when I realize it's time to call it quits.
  10. jeffyjeff

    Bay Area roll call ride 2018

    What a response! 6 takers in the first 22 hours...I knew there was something I liked about you guys. And George might be right about the Ducati's outnumbering the Honda's. At least a few of us still ride VFRs. IN jeffyjeff crazybro tjclyde St. Stephen Brian F. bayarearider RC1237V OUT RichVee4 the mice in bayarearider's airbox.
  11. jeffyjeff

    Bay Area roll call ride 2018

    Alright misfits, time be now for another group ride. Out of respect for the possibility of snow or slides in the mountains, I suggest another coast ride. Weather permitting, April 28, 2018, we meet at Starbucks, 260 Northgate Drive, San Rafael 94903. We ride over to Pt. Reyes Station and up the Pacific Coast Hwy. Lunch in Elk, and back down CA128 to Cloverdale. We top off the ride at the world famous Hamburger Ranch; those up for more fun can continue on CA128 to Calistoga and Winters. Looking forward to good weather, good roads, and the camaraderie of good people. Kickstands up at 8:30 AM. Hope you can make it. https://goo.gl/maps/qRiZaSP6buL2
  12. jeffyjeff

    BMW Roadster

    Is it 20 cylinders or 20 vehicles/devices with cylinders? That be unclear. Either way, MaxSwell, you can say you are doing your part to limit your footprint (and everyone else's) by stockpiling fossil fuel powered equipment and not using any of it. Kinda like when the cops conduct a gun buy-back program.
  13. jeffyjeff

    BMW Roadster

    Thanks, man. Once I figured out what I wanted, it took almost 4 months of fairly rigorous searching before I found one that suited me. Hope it works out. I see from your signature line that your 7th gen is absent. Did you sell it? I remember the RC51 from our last ride up the coast. I'll probably post up another ride in April or May. I've noticed quite a lack of activity from the northern California misfits on VFRD USA West; always enjoyed it when we hook up. Now that my son is better and another bike in the garage, there should be more opportunities for local rides than last year. Jeff J.
  14. jeffyjeff

    BMW Roadster

    cat0020, Is that a R1100S? R1150RS? Nice looking machine. Thanks for the eBay tip. I went to the Wunderlich website and immediately determined that (at something like $375 a pair) those valve cover guards were not that necessary for me. What a racket! Do you have any experience reconditioning the valve covers? Mine are not too bad, but there are a few pits and scrapes that I would like to dress up. I read where one guy bored a hole in one of his valve covers when he got too happy with his bead blaster !! I'm thinking wire brush, sandpaper, and paint. Jeff J.
  15. Because, quite simply, we can do better. Many of us want to do all we can to preserve and enhance the machines that bring us much satisfaction and happiness. The Honda recommended engine oil for my 2000 5th gen was HONDA GN4 4-stroke or equivalent motor oil (italics mine), API service classification SF or SG, Viscosity 15W-40. I doubt you could even find API SF or SG oil these days. What is the highest API classification currently available, SN? Motor oils have gone through at least 5 classification upgrades in the 18 years since the bike was new. Lubricants are better now than they were in 2000. I'm sure that Honda oils are better now as well. Do you own an automobile? Most of us do. Maybe it's a Ford. Do you insist on Motorcraft oil and a Motorcraft filter when you change the oil? Not likely. Like most of us, you probably go down to your local auto parts store and choose a name brand oil and an aftermarket filter. Why not look for the best options for your motorbike as well? Many aftermarket filters perform better than OE branded filters in terms of filtration efficiency and capacity. On our motorcycles, you can be sure that Honda does not make the oil filters, they buy them from Toyo Roki and rebrand them. Google "oil filter cutaway comparison" and you'll see why some of us are very particular about the filters we choose to install on our bikes and automobiles. Some other examples of aftermarket parts: Coolant pressure cap: I could order part number 19045-GBF-700 ($28.59), and then wait for delivery. It's unlikely that even my local shop would have that in stock. OR - I could find a Stant 11233 pressure cap at my local Pep Boys for under $8.00 and be riding this afternoon. Headlamp: I could order two headlamps part number 34901-MS2-671 (45/50 watts) @ $22.61 each, or find an H4 equivalent at my auto parts store. I like Sylvania 9003 Xtravision 55/60 watts. You can buy a 2 pack for around $25, and if you want you can upgrade to SilverStar for an even brighter light. I've run the Xtravision lights over 100,000 miles without any noticeable strain on my headlight circuit. They work. Brake pads: Even a part as common as these, your Honda dealer probably does not have OE pads in stock. Another week or 10 day wait. Or you can get Galfer, EBC, or BikeMaster aftermarket pads at shops like Cycle Gear, or overnight on Amazon: . Stick with the OE recommended parts and you'll always be safe, but I believe that in some cases, aftermarket parts are better quality, sometimes for less dough. For me it's about quality and performance. And, if you are on a road trip in a strange town, in need of a headlamp or pressure cap, it's nice to know you have options. Peace. Jeff J.
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