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Forum: Americas 07-14-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By DrDaytona
If the bike is comfortable, just use it. Unless...

If the bike is comfortable, just use it. Unless you have off road intentions, it will be just fine. that said, 4 hours in the saddle isn't much when you start looking at a trip like this. Be sure you...
Forum: Americas 07-14-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By DrDaytona
After years of feeling exactly as you do, I broke...

After years of feeling exactly as you do, I broke down and bought a "spendy" jacket that claimed to and actually proved to be waterproof. I walked into RevZilla to "just look" before my cross country...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By DrDaytona
Sometimes I stand, sometimes I stretch them out...

Sometimes I stand, sometimes I stretch them out like that...never heard of doing that for a light show effect.

That guy on the BMW could have been me, I blasted through the center of the country...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,468
Posted By DrDaytona
Yes, I am curious about this Mitsu claim myself....

Yes, I am curious about this Mitsu claim myself. They DO use Mitsubishi ECU's, fuel pumps and so forth but I have never read anything that associates the engine with Mitsubishi.
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,468
Posted By DrDaytona
Honda ( as in Mr. Honda himself ) was...

Honda ( as in Mr. Honda himself ) was philosophically opposed to "dirty two strokes" and used increasingly complex four stroke designs in an attempt to stave off the need to use a 2T to remain...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,468
Posted By DrDaytona
http://www.petrolicious.com/honda-rc166 ...

http://www.petrolicious.com/honda-rc166

http://s.petrolicious.com/2013/history/honda/honda-rc166-4.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,632
Posted By DrDaytona
I got it running in without a battery so I didn't...

I got it running in without a battery so I didn't spend much time on the original charging system. In the past, I've gone the homebuilt route which is fine if you pot it well.

When I did the "big...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,381
Posted By DrDaytona
I am a BIG fan of the CB750F, my '82 was my first...

I am a BIG fan of the CB750F, my '82 was my first bike and I still have it. That said, buying any 30 yo bike for primary transportation comes with some risk. The two areas most likely to give you...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,632
Posted By DrDaytona
Just to clarify, there is no mounting adapter...

Just to clarify, there is no mounting adapter required for the CT70 like there is for the CT90. A TINY amount of grinding may be required on the mounting lugs of the CT70 frame. Also, not all pitbike...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,632
Posted By DrDaytona
Fun Project!

I wound up with an freebie barn find CT70 a few years ago. I got it running with a zero parts spend but it was ROUGH. One handle bar snapped off, clamped to the other, wiring all but gone, a screw...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,787
Posted By DrDaytona
Am I the only one troubled by those MASSIVE holes...

Am I the only one troubled by those MASSIVE holes drilled into the rotors? If a little is good, more must be better? :huh
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By DrDaytona
Assume at minimum it will need tires,battery,...

Assume at minimum it will need tires,battery, fork seals, calipers degunked and resealed, a chain, possibly sprockets, some engine seal or gasket that will inevitably leak after you get it...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By DrDaytona
The front fork arrangement is really the...

The front fork arrangement is really the key...later bikes would have a heavier front tube if I recall.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,112
Posted By DrDaytona
Edit: On second thought, it appears that the...

Edit:

On second thought, it appears that the wheel side seal is the culprit which is a bit more of a job but still quite doable.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,112
Posted By DrDaytona
Certainly looks like the seal has failed. The...

Certainly looks like the seal has failed. The good news is the seal itself is a simple installation. Just be sure to check the bearings for axial play as well.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By DrDaytona
I believe that should be around a 1917

I believe that should be around a 1917
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,455
Posted By DrDaytona
I've bought umm...a 'few" bikes from Herm and Co....

I've bought umm...a 'few" bikes from Herm and Co. I would have been very surprised if they sold a bike that wasn't 100% ready to go. And, on the off chance they missed something, they would have made...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By DrDaytona
Yes, I am aware that the engine in my Tuono is a...

Yes, I am aware that the engine in my Tuono is a 60 degree Rotax V Twin. I was responding to the comment that ALL Aprilia engines are built by Rotax. The 90 deg twins and the fours were not Rotax...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By DrDaytona
No. They built their own 90 degree V-twins...

No.

They built their own 90 degree V-twins as well as the V-four for the latest bikes. The 990 in the first and second gen Mille, Tuono, Caponord and Futura are what I assume the OP was asking...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,232
Posted By DrDaytona
Hey, don't you have an Amal to tickle about now?...

Hey, don't you have an Amal to tickle about now? :D
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 45,874
Posted By DrDaytona
Me too! :D Great build thread by the...

Me too!

:D

Great build thread by the way. I have a lot of respect for folks that take the time to record stuff as they go. All of my builds tend to have three or four cryptic images where the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 45,874
Posted By DrDaytona
If they get it a bit wrong, they can always soak...

If they get it a bit wrong, they can always soak the piston in some of this..

http://www.mecaexpert.com/51-120-large/reparador-de-compresion-rislone.jpg

Or as we used to lovingly refer to it,...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2,920
Views: 806,643
Posted By DrDaytona
Exactly! Yeesh, are nuances that hard to...

Exactly!

Yeesh, are nuances that hard to perceive? :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,568
Posted By DrDaytona
My primary issue with ethanol has been it's...

My primary issue with ethanol has been it's impact on fuel system components. Specifically the tanks on my Triumph and Aprilia. ADDING more solvents to the mix certainly won't improve that situation....
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,568
Posted By DrDaytona
Sorry but.... There is nothing that you can...

Sorry but....

There is nothing that you can add to the tank that will add power back lost to an ethanol blend. This is junior high solution chemistry stuff. Pouring anything in to the tank will...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2,920
Views: 806,643
Posted By DrDaytona
Chromophobe revealed to be a closet...

Chromophobe revealed to be a closet Chromosexual...Hmmmm, you won't be running for congress, will you? :D

Loving this build, guess I'd better buy a shirt.
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,401
Posted By DrDaytona
At first glance, I thought the thread title was...

At first glance, I thought the thread title was "Pirate Reviews"

Probably funny at first but I suspect the joke would get old. :rofl


To the serious nature of this thread, I think there is...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,605
Posted By DrDaytona
That is some powerful optimism you are sporting...

That is some powerful optimism you are sporting there my friend :thumbup

As to the Colin Chapman references...well, he was a lot like a certain chap named Ferrari. Road going machines were purely...
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,352
Posted By DrDaytona
I bought a lift last summer from Greg Smith...

I bought a lift last summer from Greg Smith Equipment...I cannot imagine life without it :D
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,376
Posted By DrDaytona
Oh how I pined for one back in the day. :cry ...

Oh how I pined for one back in the day. :cry

Fitting all those parts years later transformed my bike.
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,352
Posted By DrDaytona
Check the back of Cycle World or Motorcyclist....

Check the back of Cycle World or Motorcyclist. They have coupons published every single month. This month in Cycle World the have the lift coupon at $299
Forum: Old's Cool 01-15-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,376
Posted By DrDaytona
Nice bike :D Seems we got our bikes around...

Nice bike :D

Seems we got our bikes around the same time and have the same kind of attachment. Must be an 80's thing :)
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,828
Posted By DrDaytona
Here is the article where BMW admits to problems ...

Here is the article where BMW admits to problems
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/mcn/news/newsresults/mcn/2008/september/1-7/sep0108-bmw-admit-quality-problems/

It was much later than the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-13-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,376
Posted By DrDaytona
If you haven't yet, expect to rebuild the...

If you haven't yet, expect to rebuild the calipers to sort the brakes. They are notorious for becoming sticky. The seals are a mint from Honda but I believe K and L sells them now. The main cause of...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-13-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,376
Posted By DrDaytona
I went with Michelin Pilot Activ's. I always ran...

I went with Michelin Pilot Activ's. I always ran Dunlops on this bike but for the last decade or so, I've used Michelin on everything else so I decided to try them on the 750. As a side benefit, the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,828
Posted By DrDaytona
Funny, my experience with Honda is the reason I...

Funny, my experience with Honda is the reason I started shopping elsewhere. I have a great Triumph/BMW dealer and any issues have been non-issues. The notion that all of the Japanese brands deal...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-13-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,376
Posted By DrDaytona
I have an irrational love affair with my '82...

I have an irrational love affair with my '82 CB750F. It was my first bike, uncrated in 1986. It was absolutely the wrong first bike but who hasn't been down that path? It was my only bike until 2000...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,828
Posted By DrDaytona
I have a friend that is ALL OVER every single BMW...

I have a friend that is ALL OVER every single BMW recall, complaint, issue...makes sure to message me every time. What ever.

He often forgets things like Honda recalling 126,000 Goldwings for rear...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-12-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,857
Posted By DrDaytona
This!

This!
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 179,245
Posted By DrDaytona
This game is far too easy ...

This game is far too easy

http://lancaster.craigslist.org/mcy/4250432424.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00q0q_bU3QIDdshJL_600x450.jpg

Im selling my dirt bike because i dont wanna it...
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