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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5,798
Views: 734,510
Posted By OConnor
+1 it really is that easy. Just make sure you...

+1 it really is that easy. Just make sure you apply even pressure all around, not too tight or you will have lumps.
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By OConnor
I always set the rear (vertical) cylinder 1mm...

I always set the rear (vertical) cylinder 1mm looser for that very reason, leave more room for the expansion. There have been some oil-thread length discussions on the Monster list about the rocket...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By OConnor
I know guys that buy salvage bikes from insurers...

I know guys that buy salvage bikes from insurers and rebuild them. Some are ethical, some not so much. Knowing this makes it difficult for me to trust anyone else rebuilding a motorcycle I will be...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,442
Posted By OConnor
I like the Porsche turbo badge.

I like the Porsche turbo badge.
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 30,821
Posted By OConnor
I hope I'm not the only one hanging back and...

I hope I'm not the only one hanging back and waiting for these intrepid few to figure the fueling out and tell me what to spend my money on. :ear
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By OConnor
But I like the look of the current Brammo.

But I like the look of the current Brammo.
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,442
Posted By OConnor
I had given approval in a previous thread and...

I had given approval in a previous thread and didn't want to spoil you. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,442
Posted By OConnor
We were talking Superbikes, Suzuki never tried to...

We were talking Superbikes, Suzuki never tried to race the SV.
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,442
Posted By OConnor
However, that did not mean just any manufacturer...

However, that did not mean just any manufacturer could build a twin capable of world domination. I'm looking at you Suzuki.
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3,600
Views: 751,019
Posted By OConnor
I have the factory plate as well... on a shelf! I...

I have the factory plate as well... on a shelf! I just replaced it this winter with a SWMotech, much sturdier.
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2,159
Views: 312,911
Posted By OConnor
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,655
Posted By OConnor
Hope they aren't taking R-bikes to a dealer for...

Hope they aren't taking R-bikes to a dealer for things like valve checks. It doesn't get any simpler than boxer valves.
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3,600
Views: 751,019
Posted By OConnor
Anyone have this GPR over the top brake pedal? ...

Anyone have this GPR over the top brake pedal?

http://www.mcpstore.net/Articolo.aspx?sez=CATALOGO&cat=029|001&art=LV.1&lang=en-US
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 01-05-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 11,467
Posted By OConnor
Ok, I've marked it on the calendar, in case I...

Ok, I've marked it on the calendar, in case I can't find anything fun to do instead. :hmmmmm
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,442
Posted By OConnor
I had a '98 as well. I sold my Hawk GT to get it...

I had a '98 as well. I sold my Hawk GT to get it which I regret. SH was a nice bike though poor range and the stalling issue were annoying. Sounded amazing with the full M4 system.
Would I buy...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,655
Posted By OConnor
:eek1 $1500 OBO?! Holy hell. Sell your first-born...

:eek1 $1500 OBO?! Holy hell. Sell your first-born and buy that thing! Offer him $1200 bucks and laugh all the way home. Why can't I get deals like that within a few hundred miles?
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,219
Posted By OConnor
Agreed. The 650's are far more capable than many...

Agreed. The 650's are far more capable than many on larger bikes would like to believe.
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,219
Posted By OConnor
I would start with an adventure style single....

I would start with an adventure style single. Anything from a KLR to a G650. I'm not sure KTM is any more reliable (or cheaper to maintain) than a BMW...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,655
Posted By OConnor
I will buy that R1100R right now for under $2k....

I will buy that R1100R right now for under $2k. Where is it? :evil
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 61,910
Posted By OConnor
You didn't let me finish! And yes KTM sux too....

You didn't let me finish! And yes KTM sux too. :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 61,910
Posted By OConnor
They never brought them stateside and then sold...

They never brought them stateside and then sold Husky to KTM dooming the BMW-sourced products? :dunno

Wait, let me rephrase that: All hail the glorious BMW overlords!.:bert
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 185,794
Posted By OConnor
Gazing at that motor makes me wish I hadn't sold...

Gazing at that motor makes me wish I hadn't sold my S2R. I'll definable have another Duc, most likely something like yours this time.
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 61,910
Posted By OConnor
I would buy one as well. BMW, what a bunch of...

I would buy one as well.
BMW, what a bunch of twats.:cry
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 185,794
Posted By OConnor
Is that a CR that you upgraded or an SP with the...

Is that a CR that you upgraded or an SP with the CR fairing?? I also prefer the half-fairing but would want the SP upgrades as well. Tell me you have flat-slides as well. Beautiful bike. :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,118
Posted By OConnor
The threads of whimsy keep ADVrider rolling...

The threads of whimsy keep ADVrider rolling...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 154,077
Posted By OConnor
That exhaust would be my first mod. I love that...

That exhaust would be my first mod. I love that look.
Next mod would be fabbing up some mids and changing suspension. That frame is modular, you can make it whatever you want.
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 104,782
Posted By OConnor
This is a great thread. I'm also an Ex-GS rider...

This is a great thread. I'm also an Ex-GS rider having gone up one side Wee to GSA then down to The Husky. I was looking at dozens of Gen 2 KLR's and was ready to buy when the Terra popped up for...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,703
Posted By OConnor
Most don't need a KTM and wouldn't use it as it...

Most don't need a KTM and wouldn't use it as it was meant anyway. If a Subaru works why buy a Range Rover?

That said, the OP needs to sit down and really decide a budget for upgrades and what the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,026
Posted By OConnor
+1 Just roll your own, that allows you to pick...

+1
Just roll your own, that allows you to pick your parts and gives you the dirt-wheels when you want them (though you'll likely never go back).
And the geometry is what you make it, anything is...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 991
Views: 154,077
Posted By OConnor
Just need to wait for the aftermarket to catch up.

Just need to wait for the aftermarket to catch up.
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5,798
Views: 734,510
Posted By OConnor
I can't wait for these bikes to get cheap(er) so...

I can't wait for these bikes to get cheap(er) so I can pick up another for a cafe project. I think this is a great street-bike engine.
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5,798
Views: 734,510
Posted By OConnor
I assumed it is pretty much the same motor aside...

I assumed it is pretty much the same motor aside from tuning/ECU differences.
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,109
Posted By OConnor
I have an SV650 and rode a friends FZ7, the...

I have an SV650 and rode a friends FZ7, the Yamaha felt smaller to me. Either would make a good bike for a smaller person.
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,800
Posted By OConnor
Evo - gear-driven cam and bolt together crank.

Evo - gear-driven cam and bolt together crank.
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 154,077
Posted By OConnor
Any goodies going on right away?

Any goodies going on right away?
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 154,077
Posted By OConnor
Nah, there's plenty of hate to go around.

Nah, there's plenty of hate to go around.
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5,798
Views: 734,510
Posted By OConnor
And here I just bought a skid-plate, engine...

And here I just bought a skid-plate, engine guards and center stand from SWM. I'm going the wrong direction for sure.
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5,798
Views: 734,510
Posted By OConnor
Is that on Cafehusky? I have not read up on that...

Is that on Cafehusky? I have not read up on that one yet.
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 30,821
Posted By OConnor
And the O2 spoofers are not "learned out" like...

And the O2 spoofers are not "learned out" like the temp spoofers, correct? I'm also looking for the simplest solution that will last.
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,800
Posted By OConnor
Sold my S2R and my GS, I miss the Monster. Just...

Sold my S2R and my GS, I miss the Monster. Just thinking about replacing a boxer clutch is enough to keep me away.
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