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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By PeterW
USUALLY brake rotor bolts are high tensile steel....

USUALLY brake rotor bolts are high tensile steel. They aren't usually a stressed bolt and it's more likely you'd tear the thread out of an aluminium hub than stretch the bolts during assembly. There...
Forum: The Garage Today, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 221
Posted By PeterW
I'd guess paint or vinyl wrap are the good...

I'd guess paint or vinyl wrap are the good options, I seriously doubt there's a simple way, odds are the plastic is white under the top coat.

Pete
Forum: The Garage Today, 02:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,029
Posted By PeterW
When the pressure drops too far yes. The oil...

When the pressure drops too far yes. The oil starts cavitating and it'll feel 'strange' when you work it hard. Above that critical point, not so much. There's SOME effect because it does resist...
Forum: The Garage Today, 02:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By PeterW
Not an expert here, but plywood is a lot better...

Not an expert here, but plywood is a lot better material than the chipboard used now.

What I'd consider doing is cutting away the existing shelves, slice mostly through with something like a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By PeterW
I put around 90,000k's on my old carbed one. None...

I put around 90,000k's on my old carbed one. None of the typical problems i.e. no water pump seals. I was showing signs of age though, tail light assembly fell apart, things like that. Pretty durable...
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,022
Posted By PeterW
A set of mechanics picks. Small hooks with decent...

A set of mechanics picks. Small hooks with decent handles, if they won't spin it's in some ways easier, you only have to level one end out then work your way around.

Pete
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By PeterW
Changing the fluid won't hurt. Traces of water...

Changing the fluid won't hurt. Traces of water will do that, as will degrading brake lines. If you change the fluid, look at the old stuff, flecks of black in it, new lines.

It's also possible...
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,363
Posted By PeterW
http://www.ostermann-net.de/electronic/e_download....

http://www.ostermann-net.de/electronic/e_download.htm

Archive of software/schematics for motion control systems.

Most is for other processors, but at least it'll provide a hint on how to make...
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,029
Posted By PeterW
That's what pushes the oil back into the shock on...

That's what pushes the oil back into the shock on rebound, it's only nitrogen so the shock doesn't explode/oil doesn't degrade so fast. The shock will get strange with low nitrogen, but it's mainly...
Forum: Australia 12-16-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By PeterW
Border Range road, then onto Cadell road/Mebbin...

Border Range road, then onto Cadell road/Mebbin state forest instead of the Lions Road. Though, BMW maybe not - for some reason BMW riders keep being airlifted out ... :huh, I've been through there...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 870
Posted By PeterW
It's easy, stop obsessing. Put it on, go for a...

It's easy, stop obsessing. Put it on, go for a careful ride, ABS light comes on good. Hit the brakes really hard, ABS kicks in better. It's something that's unlikely to part work, it's either getting...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 1,043,073
Posted By PeterW
A hell of a lot easier than a tube ?. O.K....

A hell of a lot easier than a tube ?.

O.K. tubes tolerate dinged rims a bit better, but a hard enough hit and you still lose so there's only a small range of damage where the tube wins anyway....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By PeterW
Works like this, I had a bike with wide bars go...

Works like this, I had a bike with wide bars go into a tank-slapper one day, the leverage allowed me to save it, alas, it also tore my right bicep off the bone, it probably would have hurt less...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,582
Posted By PeterW
Happened once in NZ, not a 'big one', all I...

Happened once in NZ, not a 'big one', all I noticed was the power lines wiggling. Probably more of an issue in a car with 4 wheels on the ground, a dual sport bike, unless a chasm opens beneath you...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-11-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 60,762
Posted By PeterW
O.K. I ride a DL, not inspiring, but normal...

O.K. I ride a DL, not inspiring, but normal services and tires were about it for maintenance, they may not be as pretty, but shit didn't often fail and parts are cheap. The KTM's were more expensive...
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By PeterW
I can also recommend the stainless steel wool....

I can also recommend the stainless steel wool. (Industrial scourers work well and are easy to handle) and also a layer of glass around the outside. Even with a metal pipe it'll get really hot without...
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By PeterW
Well, JUST the bike not the rider. Handling,...

Well, JUST the bike not the rider.

Handling, by that I don't mean just poor handling, but defects impacting handling badly. Loose steering head bearings, worn swingarm bearings, grossly worn...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-10-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 60,762
Posted By PeterW
I wouldn't buy either ?, but I've ridden with...

I wouldn't buy either ?, but I've ridden with KTM's and BMW's, both are maintenance whores, but the KTM's are at least honest ones that don't spike your drink, steal your wallet and leave you to wake...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,849
Posted By PeterW
I've done the white tape behind red lenses on a...

I've done the white tape behind red lenses on a top box, works very well.

Also for rear visibility AREA is what you need, if there's exposed rear mudguard, covering large parts of it with red...
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 954
Posted By PeterW
Been using them for years, I get them fitted when...

Been using them for years, I get them fitted when the first set of tires get replaced.

You can also buy a right angled adaptor which will take longer but do the same thing.

Yeah, they work, and...
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,709
Posted By PeterW
:lol3 Pete

:lol3

Pete
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,709
Posted By PeterW
Lowered DL 650 ?. It's not great off road...

Lowered DL 650 ?.

It's not great off road lowered, but really, you've kicked the other good options to the curb already. It is at least capable of handling dirt ROADS day in day out, is O.K. on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,819
Posted By PeterW
And not much problem for most of the bikes the...

And not much problem for most of the bikes the people on this forum prefer (Oh, gravel, wick it up ....). But for cruisers and sports bikes, not so pleasant.

Pete
Forum: Racing 12-07-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 24,563
Posted By PeterW
Enough engines left. Pete

Enough engines left.

Pete
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 12,970
Posted By PeterW
Drafting, mpg is at least 10% better ? :lol3...

Drafting, mpg is at least 10% better ?

:lol3

Pete
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,240
Posted By PeterW
Riding alone, ranges from 5kph on 'technical...

Riding alone, ranges from 5kph on 'technical stuff' to around 80kph on nice open roads with good visibility. 40-60kph where there are blind corners or dubious surfaces would be more common. That's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,902
Posted By PeterW
So true, my worst ever impact happened on an icy...

So true, my worst ever impact happened on an icy car park, I'd just got off the bike, went arse over kite and the back of my head slammed down on a curb. Me, no damage, helmet, not so lucky, 1/2 inch...
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,860
Posted By PeterW
The multi's used to have some serious issues if...

The multi's used to have some serious issues if you rode them in the rain. All weather riding/need reliability the DL.

If budget is an issue, also the DL. The DL is at the appliance end of riding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 225,731
Posted By PeterW
Had a small kangaroo survive for the same reason,...

Had a small kangaroo survive for the same reason, looked up, 'oh fucked', put it's arms across it's eyes and prepared to die, so I dodged and just missed it.

Normally if it's lower than axle...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-23-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 137,053
Posted By PeterW
Yeah, my mistake, timeline is like this: ...

Yeah, my mistake, timeline is like this:

Gen1 SV (carbed) Gen2 SV (FI) Gen3 Gladius (32 Bit ECU, heat exchanger)

------------------- Gen1 DL (FI) Gen2 DL (32 Bit ECU, heat exchanger)
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-23-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 137,053
Posted By PeterW
Gen 2 Stroms, I've got 30km/l when the road...

Gen 2 Stroms, I've got 30km/l when the road conditions kept speeds down, 25 is more typical riding dirt roads. The gen 1 SV engine in that thing will be fairly thirsty, probably better than a KTM...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,381
Posted By PeterW
Leather - mesh jacket, cheap off eBay. very open...

Leather - mesh jacket, cheap off eBay. very open mesh with leather on the elbows, shoulders, back. Open enough to flow a LOT of air, and the leather will take care of abrasion, the pressure suit,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,424
Posted By PeterW
Tuono factory R., friends bike, by the time I'd...

Tuono factory R., friends bike, by the time I'd pulled myself forward far enough to see the speedo again I was doing 170kph .... I was really pleased I'd mostly kept the front on the ground.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,627
Posted By PeterW
Yeah placebo, mine (sadly) runs better after...

Yeah placebo, mine (sadly) runs better after checking the valve clearances - as in 'checking' not 'adjusting' :slurp

Pete
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,952
Posted By PeterW
Still the same problem, that ridge at the back...

Still the same problem, that ridge at the back that's intended to stop the helmet rotating back will transfer a rear impact into your neck.

I can see it's likely not a problem in a race car, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,476
Posted By PeterW
It's not unfixable if compression is low, just a...

It's not unfixable if compression is low, just a lot more involved and it will cost money.

It's more likely something simpler, but a compression test is easy and eliminates a lot of possibilities...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-20-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,271
Posted By PeterW
Clutches don't typically need any break-in....

Clutches don't typically need any break-in. Change the oil filter next service, there'll be more than the usual amount of fibre coming off the plates for the first few hundred k's.

Pete
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-19-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,551
Posted By PeterW
If it was giving grief, gone in a second, but the...

If it was giving grief, gone in a second, but the bike worked before the crash, so if it's not broken leave it there. You can always throw it away later, putting it back, not so easy.

Pete
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,476
Posted By PeterW
It's an old bike, so bits are wearing out. ...

It's an old bike, so bits are wearing out.

Likely causes, rubber boots between the air cleaner and engine (air leaks - covered above). Coils, plugs, plug-caps, worn bits, in this case, worn shafts...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,952
Posted By PeterW
Clean kill though ?. I mean, rather than...

Clean kill though ?.

I mean, rather than months in hospital and years of rehab - CRACK - and gone ....

Pete
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