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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-24-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 39,752
Posted By Pistol
2012 F800GS Trophy

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/plabadie/photo111.jpg

Roadside in central Oklahoma during last fall's 3,000 mile cross-country ride. Planning an even bigger ride for this summer.

P
Forum: Vendors 08-02-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 81,464
Posted By Pistol
Still selling them?

Interested in one--any left? And is ordering info the same? Thanks, Peter
Forum: 2 smokers 04-16-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,845
Posted By Pistol
An update

Didn't get around to revisiting the Metralla's timing issue until I purchased a buzz box. Sure makes it a lot easier to do! Anyway, I hooked up the buzz box to the appropriate wire and ground, set...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-06-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,845
Posted By Pistol
Thanks to all who have offered advice here. Will...

Thanks to all who have offered advice here. Will take another crack at timing it tonight.

jm-2008: The workshop manual lists 3.25-3.50mm BTDC as the setting for points opening for the Metralla...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-04-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,845
Posted By Pistol
Pinging is the reason I'm fiddling with the...

Pinging is the reason I'm fiddling with the timing in the first place.

I see by your list we have something else in common: the Moto Morini 350 Sport. Mine's a '79.

P
Forum: 2 smokers 02-04-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,845
Posted By Pistol
[maximum gap will be much later than your timing...

[maximum gap will be much later than your timing setting. when the points break, that should be at 3.00mm (or whatever timing setting you decide upon) with an imperceptible points gap starting... ...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-04-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,845
Posted By Pistol
For jm-2008: An update on resetting timing on the...

For jm-2008: An update on resetting timing on the '65 M8:

Followed your suggested approach, including cleaning the points. Pulled the flywheel off, checked the location of the 3 screws holding the...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-02-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,845
Posted By Pistol
Wow, many thanks jm-2008, for taking the time to...

Wow, many thanks jm-2008, for taking the time to list out your recommended timing-reset procedure...I will get at it again this weekend and let you know how it goes.

jcf, the bike obviously isn't...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-02-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,845
Posted By Pistol
Thanks jm-2008. I thought that was the case, but...

Thanks jm-2008. I thought that was the case, but when i reset the FEMSA ignition points to open at 3.25 BTDC the bike still won't start...guess I'll try retarding the timing a bit more and see what...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-02-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,845
Posted By Pistol
I also have a '65 M8 200cc with an Amal Monobloc...

I also have a '65 M8 200cc with an Amal Monobloc on it. I've cleaned the carb thoroughly, but still struggling to get the bike started. Seems like the timing was set by the prior owner at around...
Forum: Vendors 12-15-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,881
Posted By Pistol
Got mine today and just viewed it...OUTSTANDING. ...

Got mine today and just viewed it...OUTSTANDING. The hilly country you guys ride in makes southern AZ look like child's play.

Peter
Forum: Face plant 12-14-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,977
Posted By Pistol
Non union

Busted my left clavicle near the distal end in early August. It was deemed to have only 'minor displacement', and I was sent home in a sling. Seemed to heal fairly quickly---I was back riding by...
Forum: Face plant 08-21-2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,621
Posted By Pistol
Just busted my left collarbone two weeks ago...

Just busted my left collarbone two weeks ago riding in the dirt in southwest Colorado...a first for me. Broke it right at the distal end...I haven't had that much pain, but it's too early to even...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2008, 02:13 PM
Replies: 26,519
Views: 3,609,231
Posted By Pistol
New Husky TE310 for 2009

A new size enduro for Husqvarna...were folks clamoring for this?

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/12may08_husqvarna.htm

Peter


http://www.motorcycledaily.com/051208top.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-18-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By Pistol
a start... ...

a start...

http://www.trailsource.com/scripts/three.asp?STATENAME=Illinois&TYPE=DIRT
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26,519
Views: 3,609,231
Posted By Pistol
New info re: BMW-Husqvarna integration, future...

New info re: BMW-Husqvarna integration, future together:

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/16april08_bmwoutlines.htm

P
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2008, 06:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,787
Posted By Pistol
Absolutely worth every dollar. I have an '07...

Absolutely worth every dollar. I have an '07 TE610 and the Renazco seat made the difference between being able to ride for several hours at a time, versus only an hour at most with the stock seat. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26,519
Views: 3,609,231
Posted By Pistol
[quote=reconsmr]That $70 bucks is the single most...

[quote=reconsmr]That $70 bucks is the single most important performance mod you can do to pretty much any FCR carbed bike. Stock you were not getting the best performance from the bike, add a few...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26,519
Views: 3,609,231
Posted By Pistol
I rode solo thru Madera Canyon a few weeks back,...

I rode solo thru Madera Canyon a few weeks back, and was surprised to see so many Border Patrol cops crawling thru the back roads...I stopped to talk with one officer, who told me I should keep my...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26,519
Views: 3,609,231
Posted By Pistol
Husky Riding in Tucson

Flash

Where do you usually ride in Tucson? I have a Husky at my place on the east side of town and usually take the dirt road over Redington Pass to Benson and back, or to Mammoth and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,245
Posted By Pistol
Grizzy Where did you order the Leo Vince...

Grizzy

Where did you order the Leo Vince pipe from? And did you get the whole exhaust sytem or just the slip-on?

Thanks

Peter

2007 Husky TE610
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2007, 07:42 AM
Replies: 26,519
Views: 3,609,231
Posted By Pistol
"Did you get it online?? If so do you a link." ...

"Did you get it online?? If so do you a link."


Try Dan at Motoxotica to order the Barnett clutch cable. www.motoxotica.com (http://www.motoxotica.com)

P
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2007, 07:38 AM
Replies: 26,519
Views: 3,609,231
Posted By Pistol
Same deal here...I've tried for two days to...

Same deal here...I've tried for two days to figure out how to post pix of my new TE610, but no luck...any tips?

Thanks,
Peter
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2007, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26,519
Views: 3,609,231
Posted By Pistol
Just got a Barnett cable for mine...how difficult...

Just got a Barnett cable for mine...how difficult was the install?

P
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2007, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By Pistol
So, I take it he got to Deal's Gap via the Blue...

So, I take it he got to Deal's Gap via the Blue Smoke Parkway? :D

Peter
Forum: Face plant 10-14-2007, 03:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,765
Posted By Pistol
There's always the option of a civil suit for...

There's always the option of a civil suit for damages brought by the family of the deceased...:deal
Forum: Vendors 10-12-2007, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 773,254
Posted By Pistol
Order sent with PayPal payment. Thanks!!! P

Order sent with PayPal payment. Thanks!!!

P
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2007, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,345
Posted By Pistol
I have the Olympia Patton Jacket and Airglide...

I have the Olympia Patton Jacket and Airglide pants. The Patton is in between the AST and the Bushwacker, which is why I chose it. As others have mentioned, the Bushwacker is pure mesh/hot weather,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2007, 09:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,005
Posted By Pistol
There's really only one way to find out the fuel...

There's really only one way to find out the fuel tank's max capacity, and I experienced it on my Norton last Saturday...bike died and I switched to reserve, still didn't make it to a gas station with...
Forum: Vendors 05-01-2007, 03:43 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 55,035
Posted By Pistol
Jim Just sent you an order and the Paypal...

Jim

Just sent you an order and the Paypal payment--Thanks,

Peter
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2007, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,359
Posted By Pistol
Jim Thanks for the pix---I just got a new...

Jim

Thanks for the pix---I just got a new GS and I'm thinking of getting the GIVI screen (and perhaps the CB winglets as well)...I can't tell from your photo how the winglets are attached...can...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2007, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,208,149
Posted By Pistol
Two hours old

Just got home from the dealer with the new GS. Can't wait to start modding it up!:D

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/plabadie/R1200%20GS/DSCN0051.jpg
...
Forum: Racing 04-09-2007, 03:19 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,373
Posted By Pistol
Check out Charley Boorman's "Race to Dakar" TV...

Check out Charley Boorman's "Race to Dakar" TV series that aired in the UK last year, about his preparation for, and participation in the 2006 Dakar Rally: ...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2006, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,819
Posted By Pistol
Test drove the new Breva last week...what a...

Test drove the new Breva last week...what a fantastic ride. Smooth, fast, nimble on the turns...just a terrific bike. I wanted it bad. But it's new and dealers are holding fast to MSRP, so it's...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2006, 12:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,095
Posted By Pistol
Scrambler's for you

Just saw your original post...I can relate. Went thru the same decision process and ended up with the Scrambler. Couldn't be happier. I drive it 8 miles to work downtown almost everyday--in work...
Forum: Beasts 06-16-2006, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21,111
Views: 6,073,513
Posted By Pistol
We3--thanks and glad to be part of the...

We3--thanks and glad to be part of the 'argument'! Wouldn't enjoy it any other way!

Entering the motorcycle universe via a Triumph (vs the 'expected' midlife HD route) has its benefits...for...
Forum: Beasts 06-15-2006, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21,111
Views: 6,073,513
Posted By Pistol
First time poster here...enjoying the banter. ...

First time poster here...enjoying the banter.

Re: Mileage: After 750 miles on the new bike over the last two weeks, it's around 45-50 mpg.

Re: Expectations and disappointment...none here....
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