The Fouled Plug

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Category: Yamaha

SR500 Oil Change

AHA. Finally, after 4 SR’s and probably 8 years worth of oil changes, I finally figured out a way to bleed the oil filter housing of air without making a bloody mess of things.
The SR’s only real downfall is its oil change issues. Do it right and it’s going to take every bit of an hour. 2 screens to clean, 2 covers to R and R and an oil filter.
I’ll not go in to the details, but if you’ve done one you’ll see how handy and sanitary this really is. Saved a ton of clean up.


Cross Country 1980ish

Proof you don’t need 1600 cc’s to travel this Country of ours.
Departed Vegas to points not remembered. I think it was Marin County where I turned around though.


Wheelie Wednesday

If I have to tell you who this is you just don’t get it. =)


GoPro and Wind Noise Reduction

This video was taken using the GoPro Hero camera. Video I’m more than satisfied with but the wind noise above walking speed is horrible. It really makes the damn thing useless as hearing the engine is the best part of it all.
I’ll post different ideas for reducing the problem with sample videos to give you an idea of the results.
1. Waterproof case with full back plate. Straight out of the box.

2. Waterproof case with full back plate. Used 2 small rectangles of self adhesive Velcro (female side) and covered both mics. Requires much more volume on playback but at least you don’t get noise. I think the backing is just too thick. I’ve got some other ideas that I think may work well.

3. Waterproof case with full back plate. Used 2 small rectangles of Velcro (female side) and covered both mics slipping it in between the camera and the housing. Used three 3/8 vacuum plugs to cover the switch buttons. Results? You decide but I’m not happy yet.

King Kenny at Daytona

Notice the front suspension fully compressed.

kenny roberts

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