New to the forum Want some advice
Close

New to the forum Want some advice

This is a discussion on New to the forum Want some advice within the General forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; I am new to this forum. I had a couple questions i will soon be taking my Honda Cj360 on a long ride from portland ...

Page 1 of 7 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 63
  1. #1
    Junior Member Jdavis0203's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    , Texas, .
    Posts
    8

    New to the forum Want some advice

    I am new to this forum. I had a couple questions i will soon be taking my Honda Cj360 on a long ride from portland oregon down to fortworth texas i was wondering what kind of suggestions you would have for me on this ride. its a great running bike and ive done all the work myself and am confident with the work but i dont want to sell it and dont have the money for a moving van so now its time to rough it for 6-10 days and make it happen. so and advice would be great
    thanks everyone and here is my bike.


  2. #2
    Senior Member crazypj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Altamonte Springs, Fl. USA, Bridgend, South Wales, U.K.
    Posts
    3,437
    Change the oil before you go, use 10w/40 motorcycle specific oil.
    don't rev it too hard or it will destroy cam bearings.
    Be careful warming up not to use too much throttle/rpm
    I dabble in rocket science, when I\'m not picking my nose
    The other night I gave my girlfriend an orgasm, but, she spat it back at me

    'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'

  3. #3
    Senior Member crazypj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Altamonte Springs, Fl. USA, Bridgend, South Wales, U.K.
    Posts
    3,437
    Change the oil before you go, use 10w/40 motorcycle specific oil.
    don't rev it too hard or it will destroy cam bearings.
    Be careful warming up not to use too much throttle/rpm
    I dabble in rocket science, when I\'m not picking my nose
    The other night I gave my girlfriend an orgasm, but, she spat it back at me

    'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'

  4. Remove Advertisements
    CafeRacer.net
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member unit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    perth, wa, Australia.
    Posts
    478
    welcome the forum and good luck with your ride.

    how far is the journey?
    running bikes: N/A
    project bikes: CB250, CL125a, BSA bantam d1

  6. #5
    Senior Member unit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    perth, wa, Australia.
    Posts
    478
    welcome the forum and good luck with your ride.

    how far is the journey?
    running bikes: N/A
    project bikes: CB250, CL125a, BSA bantam d1

  7. #6
    Senior Member Geeto67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    23,274
    carry with you:

    1. two inner tubes (at least) with tire irons. practice changing a tire with tire irons a couple of times before you leave. Also a small bottle of compressed air if you can't find a shop with free air. Come to think of it add quarters to that list.

    2. Go to radio shack and get a cigarette lighter adapter and make it so it can screw into your battery. You don't have to install it but ideally you want to be able to charge your phone if you are traveling through the plains or the desert, break down, and find your phone is dead.

    3. carry an ipod or fm radio. it gets really boring riding out there. Having something FM capable is nice because you get weather reports.

    4. rain gear. This can literally be a poncho you made out of a garbage bag, but you can get soaked and not dry out for days, plus the wind running over your soaked body and the desert night air are a recipe for getting sick.

    5. tools. at the very least everything that comes in your bikes stock tool kit but better. add to that a mallet, some electrical connectors, some bailing wire, silicone, pliers, and an adjustable wrench.


    unit - portland OR, to Dallas, Tx is 2100 miles give or take a couple.

    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
    - Samuel Beckett
    A tool is just an opportunity with a handle
    - Kevin Kelly

  8. #7
    Senior Member Geeto67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    23,274
    carry with you:

    1. two inner tubes (at least) with tire irons. practice changing a tire with tire irons a couple of times before you leave. Also a small bottle of compressed air if you can't find a shop with free air. Come to think of it add quarters to that list.

    2. Go to radio shack and get a cigarette lighter adapter and make it so it can screw into your battery. You don't have to install it but ideally you want to be able to charge your phone if you are traveling through the plains or the desert, break down, and find your phone is dead.

    3. carry an ipod or fm radio. it gets really boring riding out there. Having something FM capable is nice because you get weather reports.

    4. rain gear. This can literally be a poncho you made out of a garbage bag, but you can get soaked and not dry out for days, plus the wind running over your soaked body and the desert night air are a recipe for getting sick.

    5. tools. at the very least everything that comes in your bikes stock tool kit but better. add to that a mallet, some electrical connectors, some bailing wire, silicone, pliers, and an adjustable wrench.


    unit - portland OR, to Dallas, Tx is 2100 miles give or take a couple.

    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
    - Samuel Beckett
    A tool is just an opportunity with a handle
    - Kevin Kelly

  9. #8
    Administrator texmawby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    10,737
    put the stock bars back on it because with the drag bars and stock peg locations you will hate that thing by the time you get into nevada.

    it is a torture rack right now.

    tex
    advocate for the injured, disabled, and urinated upon.

  10. #9
    Administrator texmawby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    10,737
    put the stock bars back on it because with the drag bars and stock peg locations you will hate that thing by the time you get into nevada.

    it is a torture rack right now.

    tex
    advocate for the injured, disabled, and urinated upon.

  11. #10
    bcr
    bcr is offline
    Senior Member bcr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Yarmouth, ME, USA.
    Posts
    1,397
    take a hard look at all the cables, replace all the juices before you go. last long ride I took required a road side valve adjustment, so I'd recommend getting comfortable w/ that procedure as well. ear plugs are a must for me, wind noise can cause fatigue. I guess you can add hydration to that list as well especially where you are headed. lots of endurance riders run with camelbacks or something similar. have a great run, welcome to the board. cheers, bcr

Page 1 of 7 123 ... LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. New to the Forum
    By popeye089 in forum General
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-13-2011, 08:56 PM
  2. New to the forum!
    By bender in forum General
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 11-02-2010, 09:55 AM
  3. NEW TO THE FORUM!!! :)
    By LuisN in forum Technical
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 07-27-2010, 10:26 AM
  4. New to the forum
    By ristb in forum General
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-11-2009, 10:52 PM
  5. New Forum
    By JD in forum General
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-13-2002, 01:27 PM