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Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3,106
Views: 1,538,036
Posted By bikerlt
I've just caught up with this thread when someone...

I've just caught up with this thread when someone elsewhere mentioned the fellow touring SE Asia on a CT110! Is this the machine?

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/9452/ct100.jpg

My god you...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8,236
Views: 2,281,967
Posted By bikerlt
Why Thumpers?

...especially when you get into the bigger displacements? What's the point of a 650 single when the technology is there to put in a twin? Not really for simplicity's sake I would guess? Nor for...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-20-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,633
Posted By bikerlt
Rode my Puch moped to the local Mt. Garfield ...

Rode my Puch moped to the local Mt. Garfield hill climb a few years ago. More genuine Harley and Indian riders there than you could shake a stick at (don't try it man). Pretty funny. All the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By bikerlt
Turn signal timer? Aftermarket fuel gauge?

I did a search here. Perhaps not wording things right.

What is the best method of installing a turn signal limit switch. No matter how vigilant I am, I manage to forget this a few times a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,951
Posted By bikerlt
How about something as "simple" as a manually...

How about something as "simple" as a manually lockable CVT? The idea occurred to me a while back and I wondered about how cool it might be. CVT during most casual riding, with a (foot click...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,579
Posted By bikerlt
Slightly off topic, but 'empty' work zones were...

Slightly off topic, but 'empty' work zones were mentioned... which brings me to another little irritation.

I lived in Athens, Greece for two years with the USAF back in the 80's. A friend of...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2009, 07:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,337
Posted By bikerlt
1986 1.5ltr Honda Civic. Trailered a 650 BMW...

1986 1.5ltr Honda Civic. Trailered a 650 BMW Detroit/Savannah round trip. No problems. Lots of truckers take their sweet time on the grades in the rockies, so I just stayed with them and didn't...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By bikerlt
Seasonal storage

Couple of years ago, stopped for gas at a little station in lower Michigan, a really beautiful classic Harley rolled up at the opposite pump and we got to talking.

I'm really not a big Harley...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-26-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3,017
Views: 881,768
Posted By bikerlt
just plain pretty

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2369/2046675032_2711ce0400.jpg?v=0

I'm trying to post this as an image but it doesn't take. Hmm. What am I doing wrong? It takes in the preview, but not when it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-23-2008, 09:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,210
Posted By bikerlt
Here's an even better one. ...

Here's an even better one.

http://www.eastpenn-deka.com/assets/base/0139.pdf

And the DEKA batteries so far in my web search appear to be the best value for the money in the "Odyessy equivalent"...
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 375,943
Posted By bikerlt
I actually like that idea of a foam prefilter. ...

I actually like that idea of a foam prefilter. I don't know about oiled tho. Maybe some other substance that would help trap dirt without otherwise migrating to the paper below (which would...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 375,943
Posted By bikerlt
I don't know if it's always simple, but cheap has...

I don't know if it's always simple, but cheap has always been an abiding goal. It's more satisfying that way.

More in line with the spirit of this forum, I've always tried to look toward ...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 375,943
Posted By bikerlt
John, I'll add a couple of closer shots of the...

John, I'll add a couple of closer shots of the fender mounts and also how I tucked the taillight/license assembly into the 'glovebox'.

Essentially what I did was fab a sheet metal frame with legs...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2008, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 375,943
Posted By bikerlt
You mean one photo at a time in real size? Is...

You mean one photo at a time in real size? Is that preferrable to thumbnails? Seems like thumbnails are friendlier to the website since they suck up less bandwidth (tho i might be wrong on that)....
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2008, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 375,943
Posted By bikerlt
circa 1983 and not too old to learn

I have to relay three things here that have changed my ride like I wouldn't have thought possible... 1983 R65.

I put together the "four dollar carb balancer" with aquarium tube and a yardstick. ...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,488
Posted By bikerlt
"Ya got a hole in your glove. I keep pitchin' 'em...

"Ya got a hole in your glove. I keep pitchin' 'em and you keep missin' 'em. Ya gotta keep your eye on the ball. Eye. Ball. I almost had a gag, son."



I just reread my post.. twice. Ok, it...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,488
Posted By bikerlt
If we all had Jay Lenos' salary, this would be...

If we all had Jay Lenos' salary, this would be less an issue. People wouldn't be defending their 'rides' with such passion. I personally don't care for the +1000cc bikes, but I wouldn't kick one out...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2008, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,146
Posted By bikerlt
"...purposely trying to make your life more...

"...purposely trying to make your life more difficult then of course have fun."

No it wouldn't surprise me to find "many on here" with this object in mind... and you're right.. matter of fact,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2008, 10:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,750
Posted By bikerlt
Oh my god what an abomination! That is the...

Oh my god what an abomination! That is the ugliest POS I've ever seen on two wheels. What was the design team thinking? Everything about it from concept to details is just wrong.

If you EVER see...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2008, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,146
Posted By bikerlt
1990 VTR250 vs 1990 NX250

Following ebay/craigslist pretty closely on these and will end up with one of them this winter.

Looking for a good used 'minimalist touring' bike that might eventually take me into South...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 88,804
Posted By bikerlt
Is the seat as uncomfortable as it looks? It...

Is the seat as uncomfortable as it looks? It seems to resemble MX seating (lots of time out of the saddle and contourless for easy shifting of weight) more than anything I've seen for longer...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,885
Posted By bikerlt
mark1305 you've been reading my mind. I must add...

mark1305 you've been reading my mind. I must add another layer of foil.

Yeah, it would be nice to at least eliminate every possiblity. Ironic that this little ghost in my machine would have...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,885
Posted By bikerlt
Well, with all respect to phactory (I mean that),...

Well, with all respect to phactory (I mean that), I've been disuaded from updating the fork components following a long conversation with a very reputable parts guy (who I won't name just in case...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2008, 08:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,885
Posted By bikerlt
Little catch.... in the exploded view of that...

Little catch.... in the exploded view of that R100 fork. The last two columns seem to suggest that 19, 11, 20, 21 are all required to make up for (replace) individual part 14. You didn't...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,885
Posted By bikerlt
Thanks for that. I finally did figure out how to...

Thanks for that. I finally did figure out how to get to the fiche. MaxBmw ought to get some sort of award for how to negotiate its site. I loved those dropdown menus. I wish more sites were like...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2008, 09:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,885
Posted By bikerlt
Hope this isn't too dumb a question, but how do I...

Hope this isn't too dumb a question, but how do I get to Max BMW to check it out on the fiche?

Phactory, you wouldn't happen to have a BMW part number for that kit do you? That appears to be...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8,236
Views: 2,281,967
Posted By bikerlt
interesting little article about the Honda CG125

"It was normal to see a child on the tank and the wife at the back, with two to four people riding together," Inagaki recalled. "And some people loaded vegetables, chickens, and pigs onto their...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-05-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,210
Posted By bikerlt
Ok, here's a pretty good one. ...

Ok, here's a pretty good one.

http://www.windsun.com/Batteries/Battery_FAQ.htm
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-02-2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,210
Posted By bikerlt
I'd like to know what is the best option for...

I'd like to know what is the best option for replacing my bike battery. Just spent the morning on the net. Man this is frustrating sometimes trying to get concise results on the mega-info web. It's...
Forum: Airheads 09-01-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,885
Posted By bikerlt
Unfortunately I just can't seem able to tune it...

Unfortunately I just can't seem able to tune it out of my head. Everytime it clunks it raises my blood pressure. I'm not generally neurotic, but this thing has just defeated me.

I'll...
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,885
Posted By bikerlt
I've got wonderfully beefy cast aluminum triple...

I've got wonderfully beefy cast aluminum triple clamps ('83 model year). I've tightened everything conceiveable. I wouldn't have admitted to anything so extreme/stupid, but the spring slapping...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8,236
Views: 2,281,967
Posted By bikerlt
...it just keeps getting better (but not here)

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery%20B/Honda%20VTR250%2003.jpg
Honda VTR 250 V-Twin

Ducati to the eye, Honda execution, perfect MT sizewize... could you ask for anything more? (except to...
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,885
Posted By bikerlt
My '83 R65 Front 'clunk' over potholes. Driving me CRAZY

If someone can help me solve this mystery you'll be a real hero.

The guy I bought the bike from was so irritated with high speed wobblies that he had the steering head bearings replaced, and put...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8,236
Views: 2,281,967
Posted By bikerlt
...just has to be said one more time

....waaaaaaaah!!!!!

Why can't I buy one of these?????

http://topsk.com/honda/picture/XELVIS%20250.jpg
http://miyanishi.com/image_motorcycle/h_xelvis250-1.jpg


Honda Xelvis 250cc vtwin.
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2008, 08:36 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,371
Posted By bikerlt
I think the 'thou shalt not' approach to pressure...

I think the 'thou shalt not' approach to pressure washing is a bit much. My example should encourage anyone to know their machine better, not to swear of pressure washing. Heck, any motorcycle is...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2008, 10:24 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,371
Posted By bikerlt
Do I have a real oddity here? I just went out...

Do I have a real oddity here? I just went out to the garage again to make sure I wasn't imagining this. My bike is an '83 R65. At the bottom of the transmission housing where it meets the...
Forum: Latin America 08-26-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By bikerlt
...which would lead me to another disclaimer. I...

...which would lead me to another disclaimer. I don't mean to suggest that anyone, by virtue of locale, really needs (can't get by just as well without) my help. I've volunteered in my own home town...
Forum: Latin America 08-24-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By bikerlt
I dunno.. perhaps I'm too low on the learning...

I dunno.. perhaps I'm too low on the learning curve here, but (ironically) I wouldn't be able to afford that. I'm looking for opportunities to give my labor and time to something on a less formal...
Forum: Latin America 08-23-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By bikerlt
NGO/volunteer/relief touring?

Can adventure riding be socially consciensious?
Would it always smack a little of 'adventurism'?
Anyone here experienced this in Latin America?

I'd hate to think that volunteering might end...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 101,500
Posted By bikerlt
I came across this thread searching for the Honda...

I came across this thread searching for the Honda Varadero 125cc. I have not read the whole thread, so I hope I'm not repeating anything.

Living in the US, what is the possibility of obtaining...
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