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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-24-2006, 07:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,789
Posted By Scary Hat
To take the bearings out...

you are going to need to get to 200-300 degrees. Put new bearings
in a ziplock bag (not the box and packing material they come in
and freeze them for an hour or so (to shrink the metal)

The old...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2006, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By Scary Hat
Wrong forum guys...

Prolly should be in Equipment section, lads...

Scary Hat
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2006, 05:22 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,343
Posted By Scary Hat

If my life depended on it, yea. Would walk the section first and set up
a strategy. Probably doable.

Would I do it otherwise? No. Basic cost vs benefit decision for me.

Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2006, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,472
Posted By Scary Hat
Does not have to be real hot. Just ride the bike...

Does not have to be real hot. Just ride the bike for 20-30 mins and
drain it.

Seems to drain more completely and I believe if there are any impurities
at the bottom of the sump they will come...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 08-14-2006, 10:08 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 35,655
Posted By Scary Hat
Does it reflect on your mother if you don't have manners?

It is all about respect for me.

I give respect to other riders when I ride my ride. If I am impeding the flow
of traffic, I pull over to let guys on sportbikes pass safely. I don't want to
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-13-2006, 04:26 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 35,925
Posted By Scary Hat
I was going to college in Portland, Oregon

when mount St. Helens erupted. Ash and dust fell for days. I'm pretty
sure bits and pieces of the mountain was sucked into the engine of my
1970 MGB which I drove around at the time.

I remember...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 08-12-2006, 08:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,324
Posted By Scary Hat
Another better option: set valves, run full...

Another better option: set valves, run full synthetic in the bike...

Should't have to change oil unless your going alot further than you
are saying.

Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2006, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,725
Posted By Scary Hat
Assuming the bike is in good condition you are...

Assuming the bike is in good condition you are trading for, sure.
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2006, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,092
Posted By Scary Hat

Forum: Equipment 08-10-2006, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,867
Posted By Scary Hat
Thanks for the information

This is how we learn to avoid buying poorly-designed stuff.


Forum: Equipment 08-10-2006, 01:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,864
Posted By Scary Hat
What 2Wheel said works...

I'm sure the ideas about spray adhesive was a joke... The tool liner which
you can buy in a roll actually works well...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2006, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By Scary Hat
An idea

If you habitually park the bike on its sidestand instead of the centerstand,
this has been known to happen. Did you do this?

An old BMW/Mercedes Mastertechnian who also rides BMW motors advised...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-10-2006, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By Scary Hat
Sweet video


Nobody says it better than the late, great Johnny Cash!

Thanks for posting this reminder.

Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2006, 12:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,797
Posted By Scary Hat
Re: Bike

The bike will be totalled, in my opinion.

Don't let them "fix" the bike for you... the dimunition of value on a bike that has this much damage will kill you. Let them total the bike. Once you...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2006, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,178
Posted By Scary Hat
Due dilligence in "Search mode"

Several of the members that I know (Cyberspace +Meatspace) have had
extreme difficulty with KTM should issues arise. Extreme Extreme.

I have personally never owned KTM's, only BMWs so add...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-29-2006, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By Scary Hat
Google A&S BMW in Sacramento, CA. They have full...

Google A&S BMW in Sacramento, CA. They have full microfiche numbers
for most items and an online fiche by type of engine/bike etc.

I don't work for them, but the get my $$$ on occasion

Forum: Old's Cool 07-29-2006, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,742
Posted By Scary Hat
Warped disc

Ditto on the resurfacing.

Assuming your brakepads have enough wear left (at least 1/8th inch)
I'd do the following if it were my bike.

1) place bike on centerstand and spin the front...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2006, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By Scary Hat
Silicon sealer

The silicone sealer idea works. And if you want comfort, email BARB and get
one of her sheepskin seat covers...

Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-29-2006, 05:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By Scary Hat
Rain Riding

Rain riding can be just as safe as in the wet. You have many of the same
issues (cager blind spots) but you must also factor in you own visibility
that is, your ability to see.

Try to avoid...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2006, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By Scary Hat
Fastway Pegs


From the perspective of the left side of the bike:(your left when astride
the bike).

The smaller "U" clips over the mounting bracket that came with the bike
and the larger "U" goes...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-28-2006, 10:49 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,427
Posted By Scary Hat
California and some other states do not allow consumption of roadkill

:puke1 This is a great thread.

As I'm sure none of you work for the Department of Fish and Game, and this
is mere academic motorcycle discussion, with stories interjected for color,
I was...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-28-2006, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,429
Posted By Scary Hat
How to buy a bike


My philosophy about bikes is this: Buy used. Get a well-treated bike
that the previous owner has set up with the aftermarket farkles you want
and pay cash.

Bring cash to the...
Forum: Face Plant 07-27-2006, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,395
Posted By Scary Hat
Lessons learned on the road

Man...CockeranDane. Heck of a ride report.

Stories like that are too often never told, either because the prime "witness" is deceased or the rider does not think its important enough
to share...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-27-2006, 10:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,345
Posted By Scary Hat
Thumb Damn great story

I think your story was excellent. We all can sit back at the terminals in
cyberspace and say " why, I would have (fill in the blank)...

Like the pilots say, any crash you can walk away from is...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2006, 09:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,163
Posted By Scary Hat
If you ride

Do yourselves a favor and learn to wrench on your bike.

The older I get, the more I am convinced that there isn't anyone in the world that will pay more attention to my bike than I will.

Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2006, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Scary Hat
What Jim said. Multistrada is interesting...

What Jim said.

Multistrada is interesting machine. Never owned one, but I have ridden
and owned other Ducatis (900 Monster Sie).

Desmo engines are beautiful, make great muffler music, etc,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2006, 07:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,763
Posted By Scary Hat
What is wrong here?

I'm not quite sure what's happened here.

In the past, guys have posted issues with thier bikes, common failure
points have been noted, and, based on the number of common failure
Forum: Vendors 07-27-2006, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By Scary Hat
Onya, Jeff

:clap A great shop and treats you well, whether tire kicker (me) or buyer.

Jeff has a great rep and the sales guys leave you alone until you want to

Parts and service are great, too....
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2006, 07:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 39,465
Posted By Scary Hat
Scabbard for motorcycle

What Creeper said.

Depends if you are using a Lever gun, bolt ( Most scabbards are sold
for rife action/barrel length) and scoped/non-scoped.

If it is strictly off-road, you could adapt a...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2006, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By Scary Hat
Mac: I'll see if I can pick up a couple of...


I'll see if I can pick up a couple of stickers in Canada for you.

Sorry you crashed, but hope it was mild one. Get hurt?

Forum: Vendors 07-26-2006, 09:06 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 39,697
Posted By Scary Hat
Comments not hyperbole

I do not claim to know everything there is to know about the human mind, nor to I claim to have special insight into Ricky's situation. All I know is that he is a fellow rider, a fellow enthusiast of...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2006, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
Posted By Scary Hat
Cheap, Sturdy boxes

You can adapt 50 CAL. Ammunition cans. Very sturdy, can be made lockable and are moisture-proof. Google them and see what I mean.

Guys used to use them on KLRs all the time.

Forum: Vendors 07-25-2006, 05:24 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 39,697
Posted By Scary Hat
And another thing...

You know, I haven't been around Advrider as long as some have, but I tell
you what we don't do. We don't shoot our wounded.

We have had situations over the years where inmates who were only...
Forum: Vendors 07-25-2006, 05:05 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 39,697
Posted By Scary Hat
Did you read the entire thread...

[quote=dlrides]rcompton, seems we are the only ones to feel this way ! All others can't wait for Ricardo to grace their world ! If I lived within driving distance, I WOULD HAVE MY F---ING CLAMPS, or...
Forum: Vendors 07-25-2006, 04:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,298
Posted By Scary Hat

Don't know about the other shop, but Adventureworkshop does a great
job. If you would rather deal with another shop, go for it. It's not always
about price for me. Knowledge and know-how is...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2006, 09:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,241
Posted By Scary Hat
Jacket,helmet and boots

Buy the best you can afford and the ones that fit you the best and
wear then whenever you get on the bike.
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2006, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By Scary Hat
Probably best place for this is Flea Market...

Can a Moderator put this in the Flea Market section?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2006, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By Scary Hat
Exhaust recommendations.

What Mike said. BTW, why is weight such a critical issue? If you change the
pipe from stock, you will lose weight, the bike will run cooler, (by removing
the catalytic converter in the stock...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-02-2005, 02:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,030
Posted By Scary Hat
Excellent ride report. It makes me feel good to...

Excellent ride report. It makes me feel good to know we have
fellow riders in other parts of the world who enjoy the sport.

Looking forward to your next report!

Scary Hat
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-19-2004, 07:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,100
Posted By Scary Hat
Great post, GPup

I hope you and your dad get to take the ride you talked about!

Your dad is a cool dad and you are very lucky.

Have a great Christmas!

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