ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 500
Search took 0.06 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Guano11
Forum: Face plant Today, 05:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 655
Posted By Guano11
Crimony. All that happened "yesterday" (as of...

Crimony. All that happened "yesterday" (as of your report) and you're posting about it? Very coherently, I might add....
Dude, props. Here's to a complete & speedy recovery.... :beer
Keep us...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 08:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,308
Posted By Guano11
No. But I can't stop thinking about it. ...

No.
But I can't stop thinking about it.


His price is really high (IMO). I don't mind paying a bit of a premium for the right specimen, but he's a good 50% above high retail. I can't justify...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,848,603
Posted By Guano11
Just got my XR4 back from the shop after having...

Just got my XR4 back from the shop after having them install their lowering link. It did NOT lower the bike appreciably IMO. In fact, they didn't even have to shorten the kickstand. The link...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By Guano11
For the questions you're asking, ya oughta...

For the questions you're asking, ya oughta consider posting this up in The Garage.... (http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=50)
Anyway, glad you found the culprit before it bit you!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,308
Posted By Guano11
Very valid point. FWIW, the parking lot was...

Very valid point.
FWIW, the parking lot was the seller's idea; I just obliged. It gave me a chance to check the linked brakes, anyway......
As you say, I didn't expect it to handle like a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,308
Posted By Guano11
^^See, that's exactly the kind of stuff I wasn't...

^^See, that's exactly the kind of stuff I wasn't "smart enough to consider"!

On a bike, push pressure on the inside bar counters the effect of the rear contact patch being "inside" the front's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,308
Posted By Guano11
I agree! We're haggling over semantics, I...

I agree!
We're haggling over semantics, I think. I've been using the phrase "during a turn" to mean the same as "maintaining an arc (or line)". Countersteering while IN a turn will certainly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,308
Posted By Guano11
^^ That's excellent information, and further...

^^ That's excellent information, and further confirms the sensitivity of tires on the Blackbird. My thanks for posting it up.:thumb
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,308
Posted By Guano11
Countersteering, as I understand it, initiates...

Countersteering, as I understand it, initiates the lean necessary to turn; you are NOT countersteering while IN the turn.
So, it does matter whether you are mid-turn or otherwise. Again, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,308
Posted By Guano11
As I said in my original inquiry: "...it was...

As I said in my original inquiry:
"...it was hard for me to imagine that new tires, properly inflated, could overcome that level of required bar pressure. But maybe they could?"

So I took the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,506
Posted By Guano11
They're really good for strapping milk crates to.

They're really good for strapping milk crates to.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,808
Posted By Guano11
Them: "It's pouring out there!" Me: " It's...

Them: "It's pouring out there!"
Me: " It's just water."

Motorcycles? Yeah, it's a vice. You know, like drinkin' or smokin' too much.....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,308
Posted By Guano11
"And do some bikes display the opposite...

"And do some bikes display the opposite characteristic....in other words, the rider pulls on the inside bar to maintain arc?"
That question? Read it more carefully. "Turning" is not the same as...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-02-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10,852
Views: 2,233,546
Posted By Guano11
"...and text messages, while entertaining, will...

"...and text messages, while entertaining, will elicit no response. I don't care that your sister wants to surprise you when you get home from a secret mission in Iran to save the planet. You're...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 60,495
Posted By Guano11
Thanks for that reference point, Cat. I also...

Thanks for that reference point, Cat. I also have a 5th Gen VFR; the BlackBird I rode most certainly did NOT handle similarly! Good to know they're supposed to be about the same.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,308
Posted By Guano11
Y'all make some great points, Gentlemen (using...

Y'all make some great points, Gentlemen (using the term loosely...:augie)

Tires were, of course, my first thought as well. They were OEM-spec Bridgestones and I knew they were toast, but their...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 60,495
Posted By Guano11
Test Ride: The Handling Spooked Me

Test rode a BlackBird yesterday. The handling spooked me (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1047213). (Hope the linky isn't against the rules.....).

Question for you owners: Is the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,308
Posted By Guano11
Question Odd Handling on Test Ride

I test rode a used Honda BlackBird (CBR1100XX) yesterday, a bike I was excited to perhaps own. It was a clean, low-mileage example with no apparent damage or modifications.

The handling spooked...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 60,495
Posted By Guano11
LoL. :lol3 Close, but not quiiite the rider I...

LoL. :lol3 Close, but not quiiite the rider I remember; my guy was from medieval times, not Planet of the, um, "Apes". (Of course, I could be "conflating" my memory of the events....) Don't tell me...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,848,603
Posted By Guano11
My local race shop claims that handling is...

My local race shop claims that handling is improved...."more stable". Even tall guys like the mod for that reason alone.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,848,603
Posted By Guano11
Hey, I've had 2 of those bash plates on back...

Hey, I've had 2 of those bash plates on back order for a month!:ddog
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9,395
Views: 1,561,314
Posted By Guano11
Been kinda wanting a Honda BlackBird for a while...

Been kinda wanting a Honda BlackBird for a while now. Just had a nice, low-mile '03 bought out from under me. :waysad
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 517,163
Posted By Guano11
:nod The $30k entry fee is one thing; whether...

:nod The $30k entry fee is one thing; whether Motus sinks or swims is a whole 'nuther consideration.
I, for one, am rooting for them....but the crystal ball is murky.....
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By Guano11
I called BD Tech for advice and the rep basically...

I called BD Tech for advice and the rep basically said the same thing. I asked specifically if the AC power source needed to be rectified/regulated to work, but he said it should work without a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 60,495
Posted By Guano11
I took a look at that bike. Decent shape, low...

I took a look at that bike. Decent shape, low miles -- but seemed to be priced on the high side. Didn't make an offer, but was in the process of trying to find out what kind of life it led with the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,889
Posted By Guano11
Unlike most arguments against "paying twice as...

Unlike most arguments against "paying twice as much to get twice as much", I think it makes sense in your price range.
In other words, double your budget to $2k and a whole 'nother world of...
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By Guano11
Oy! Ya got me!:doh ^^This could be a...

Oy! Ya got me!:doh


^^This could be a show-stopper^^


So these 2 components negate the requirement to dig into the stator leads? I can just tap the power off the connector in the first...
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By Guano11
Thanks for all of that ^^. I like the zener...

Thanks for all of that ^^. I like the zener diode option, assuming it can keep the spikes at bay. I will call BajaDesigns on Monday; they've been pretty helpful thus far -- but I've yet to tap them...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By Guano11
:eek1 Crap! No battery! I used the same LED...

:eek1 Crap! No battery!

I used the same LED tail light successfully on another XR400; that bike, however, DOES have a full Baja Designs dual sport conversion complete with battery pack.

So...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Guano11
I no longer have the reference, but this question...

I no longer have the reference, but this question was asked & answered in a recent issue of a major MC mag (Cycle World maybe?).

The difference is as Jester says, the rear is predominantly under...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,920
Posted By Guano11
Got one as a gift years ago. Seemed to have...

Got one as a gift years ago. Seemed to have potential. I've always had "real" tools at the ready so never used it.

I recommend real tools. This one's a gimmick.
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By Guano11
:confused So that's one vote for ground...

:confused
So that's one vote for ground (negative lead) and one vote for positive lead.....

Anybody got a tie-breaker?:hmmmmm
Forum: Face plant 02-20-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 126,425
Posted By Guano11
Wow. I'm no orthopede, but that repaired area...

Wow. I'm no orthopede, but that repaired area looks pretty "wispy" compared to your undamaged bone. Still, progress is progress and no one is more deserving of it than you. Thanks for the report...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 93,673
Posted By Guano11
Gonna put my pair up for sale....

FWIW, I have a pair I'm planning to sell in the spring. Thought I'd mention it here in case someone was interested enough to inquire before I put 'em in the Flea Market, CL, eBay, etc (hope that's...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By Guano11
Basic Wiring Question

So I'm replacing the stock tail light on my XR400 with one of these LED tail light assemblies from Baja Designs. It serves as both a running light and a brake light and has 3 wires to connect:
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 517,163
Posted By Guano11
i think the Motus' appeal lies in its perfection...

i think the Motus' appeal lies in its perfection of sport touring essentials.
The basic components are tried & true; the ergos aren't one-size-fits-most; and most importantly, that motor is a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,848,603
Posted By Guano11
FWIW...... I bought 2 of those dipstick oil temp...

FWIW...... I bought 2 of those dipstick oil temp gauges, one for each of my XR4s. At room (garage) temp, they read about 7-8deg F apart; no real way of knowing which one's most accurate, but I now...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-07-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By Guano11
The 2 RAM ball mounts I received with my...

The 2 RAM ball mounts I received with my DoubleTakes are different. One has a coarser thread than the other.
Of course, I didn't realize it upon installation, so now I can't get my left ball out....
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 51,151
Posted By Guano11
Interesting cart, so I Googled it up -- OY! ...

Interesting cart, so I Googled it up -- OY! :eek1 $$$
At $50, one of those caster wheels costs as much as the whole Ikea cart!
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 39,579
Posted By Guano11
Motus V4 "Baby Block"

Three sound clips on this page (http://motusmotorcycles.com/american-v4).
Oh man.:gdog
Showing results 1 to 40 of 500

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 12:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015