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Forum: Airheads 10-03-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By caponerd
The motobins price for the entire master cylinder...

The motobins price for the entire master cylinder assembly is about 1/3 less than the cost in the US, but the kit looks like it will come out about the same after shipping.

They list sizes for...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By caponerd
Thanks, now I guess I better take a real good...

Thanks, now I guess I better take a real good look at the cylinder to make sure it's really in good shape. I'd hate to spend nearly $85 only to find out I'm going to have to replace it anyway.
If...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By caponerd
rebuild kit for R100 handlebar mount master cylinder?

The search function appears to be broken, so I don't know if this has already been brought up.

Does anyone sell a kit to renew the piston seals in the 1981 and later front master cylinder?...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,983
Posted By caponerd
Bump. Too bad the pictures linked above are no...

Bump.
Too bad the pictures linked above are no longer available.

I finally decided to deal with the centerstand on my '82 R100.

I did the welding job on the tops of the legs on mine.

I...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By caponerd
Not crazy at all. Look up some of the other...

Not crazy at all.
Look up some of the other threads about this type of conversion to see how others have done it (from mild tweaks to full-on dirt bike conversions), and start in on it.

I use a...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,561
Posted By caponerd
That was my biggest worry. Turned out ok, even on...

That was my biggest worry. Turned out ok, even on the lower race where my visibility was pretty restricted.
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,561
Posted By caponerd
Great trick. I could manage that, even with my...

Great trick. I could manage that, even with my present poor skill level.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 276,715
Posted By caponerd
And they spent $7000 building it on top of the...

And they spent $7000 building it on top of the $6000 they paid for the donorbike.

They had enough money on hand to go top dollar on some used JC Whitney "cocktail shaker" mufflers!
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,561
Posted By caponerd
They're out. Finally.

Any accusations that I'm a welder will be denied vehemently.
I'd been playing around with some 18ga. sheet metal, then decided I could handle putting a bead around the outer steering head races in...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-19-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 276,715
Posted By caponerd
I dunno, hang some big Hella lights on it, hook...

I dunno, hang some big Hella lights on it, hook it up to an airhead GS, and you got a tough lookin offroad outfit.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-19-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 276,715
Posted By caponerd
Anyone who'd hack up a "$5-6k" airhead to build a...

Anyone who'd hack up a "$5-6k" airhead to build a crappy "cafe racer" with wrapped mufflers is a fucken idiot!
Forum: Old's Cool 03-30-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 276,715
Posted By caponerd
Seriously people. If you think it's a joke, why...

Seriously people. If you think it's a joke, why aren't you taking a screenshot of the listing?
Do you really think it will still be on cl when those of us who see your post 5 days later click the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,367
Posted By caponerd
Well, I guess he did ask for it, eh? :gun2

Well, I guess he did ask for it, eh? :gun2
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,960
Posted By caponerd
One thing that putting a foot on the pavement...

One thing that putting a foot on the pavement would do is to help throw the leg out of the way if the bike should actually go down.

We all know that dragging a foot is common for dirt riders...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,722
Posted By caponerd
I don't mind cold (down as low as 20*f), but cold...

I don't mind cold (down as low as 20*f), but cold combined with any form of moisture is what makes me stay home.

Freezing fog like you encountered is definitely a deal breaker.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,904
Posted By caponerd
And Cal undoubtedly picked it up while he was...

And Cal undoubtedly picked it up while he was racing in England.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,928
Posted By caponerd
Pull it up on the walkway in front of the room...

Pull it up on the walkway in front of the room and park it right under the window.
Put at least a disk lock and one of those 9/16" cable locks on it.

Or find a nearby local parking garage with 24...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,904
Posted By caponerd
I have no doubt that some English riders were...

I have no doubt that some English riders were doing that way before it became commonplace.

I never saw anyone doing it before the early-to-mid 70's, and in scanning through my collection of old...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,904
Posted By caponerd
So who is it, and when/where was the picture...

So who is it, and when/where was the picture taken?
That photo is filled with apparent anomalies.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,810
Posted By caponerd
Urban Dictionary:

Urban Dictionary:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 22,396
Posted By caponerd
Including the cost of gear never even occurred to...

Including the cost of gear never even occurred to me. Interesting.
I tend to buy gear and keep it until it 's nearly ready to fall apart, so I don't even think about how much it costs me per year....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,904
Posted By caponerd
I lived in Half Moon Bay at the time. I spent a...

I lived in Half Moon Bay at the time. I spent a lot of time hanging out at Jackson Motors, which was a Kawasaki/Laverda dealer.
David Jackson was always generius with test rides, and he let me try...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 22,396
Posted By caponerd
None taken. It's the interwebs, taking...

None taken.
It's the interwebs, taking offense just gives you high blood pressure.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,904
Posted By caponerd
I'd vote for Cycle Magazine as the source of that...

I'd vote for Cycle Magazine as the source of that word. According to what I found in my collection of Cycle World, it's obvious they didn't invent it.

I located C-W's first test of the Honda...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,904
Posted By caponerd
Great, I'd like to hear what he has to say. ...

Great, I'd like to hear what he has to say.

Regarding his Indian, that's part of the sad history of Indian following the purchase of the company by Brockhouse, an English industrial company....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 22,396
Posted By caponerd
You're right, I should have included the milage...

You're right, I should have included the milage variable in my first use of tire prices in this discussion about total cost of ownership of motorcycles vs cars.

So, having not mentioned it at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 22,396
Posted By caponerd
Which begs the questions the darksiders keep...

Which begs the questions the darksiders keep asking.

Why do motorcycle tires wear out in 10,000 miles, but car tires can last 10 times that long?

I find it hard to believe that softer tread...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 22,396
Posted By caponerd
I can get a set of tires for a small japanese car...

I can get a set of tires for a small japanese car for less than $200.
I buy Shinko 705 dual sport tires for $170 each. Got sick of overpriced Michelins and Metzelers.
And one more correction; when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,904
Posted By caponerd
Interesting. It would be great if you could find...

Interesting. It would be great if you could find some kind of documentation. If your dad is still with us, can you just ask him about it? What's his memory about when he first heard that word.
He's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,378
Posted By caponerd
You're not that old. Netscape was a ripoff of the...

You're not that old. Netscape was a ripoff of the open source mosaic.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,904
Posted By caponerd
That's a Rapide. Either that or you forgot to...

That's a Rapide. Either that or you forgot to paint the engine black when you restored it. If it is a Rapide, I'm surprised there isn't a wider disparity, or maybe Your vstrom is a 650?
My Caponord,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,904
Posted By caponerd
Oh, and for the record, the Kawasaki triple beat...

Oh, and for the record, the Kawasaki triple beat the Norton Commando and Triumph triples for top speed. The Trident did 117, the Commando managed 114, and the Kawasaki reached 119. Oh, and the 1967...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,904
Posted By caponerd
Nice job of cherry picking. That's not a 1968...

Nice job of cherry picking.
That's not a 1968 Commando advertisement, I was just looking at one a few minutes ago, and the word superbike wasn 't in it.
I got out my 1967 through 1972 issues of CW,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,904
Posted By caponerd
What does advertising dollars have to do with a...

What does advertising dollars have to do with a journalist using the word "superbike" to describe some motorcycle? I get it when a magazine pans a brand of tire that buys advertising space, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 22,396
Posted By caponerd
Tires, chains and sprockets are not "hyper...

Tires, chains and sprockets are not "hyper expensive, non-needed...." items. They're things that have to be replaced on a periodic basis.
(well, modern sport motorcycle tires may be considered...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,367
Posted By caponerd
I have one modern motorcycle; a 2002 Aprilia...

I have one modern motorcycle; a 2002 Aprilia Caponord, two BMW's, 1982 and 1965, two Royal Enfields, 1966 and 1958, and a BSA, 1970.

If I had to get rid of all but one, I'd keep the 1965 BMW R69S....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 21,955
Posted By caponerd
Some of us ride the same piece of road over and...

Some of us ride the same piece of road over and over for years, then finally decide to stop and take a picture.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,904
Posted By caponerd
I'd say you won the thread, except that you still...

I'd say you won the thread, except that you still failed to answer the original question! :rofl

Who wrote the article? And what magazine/issue was it in?

There's still a chance for you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,904
Posted By caponerd
John, you're still not getting it! Did you...

John, you're still not getting it!

Did you read the post where I quoted OP which I highlighted parts of in red and blue? (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22014051&postcount=1)

The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 22,396
Posted By caponerd
It's simple enough. We ride motorcycles because...

It's simple enough. We ride motorcycles because we're motorcycle enthusiasts.
Some of us want to fabricate "practical" reasons to justify our choice of motorcycles for transportation (and maybe the...
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