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Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4,748
Views: 575,910
Posted By DrDaytona
So um, a person that doesn'town BMW's is better...

So um, a person that doesn'town BMW's is better qualified to make assertions about their cost of ownership? :hmmmmm
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,231
Posted By DrDaytona
The Tuneboy is a much better option No extra...

The Tuneboy is a much better option

No extra boxes and connections...just remap existing ECU

http://www.tuneboy.com.au/
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,039
Posted By DrDaytona
Very, very, very true.

Very, very, very true.
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,039
Posted By DrDaytona
Threads like this can drift into "oil thread'...

Threads like this can drift into "oil thread' territory...heck, just check this thread out on a garage forum relative to the F80 http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=112117

That...
Forum: Face plant 05-06-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,540
Posted By DrDaytona
You act as though I don't stare into the abyss on...

You act as though I don't stare into the abyss on a regular basis...that discussion would be more like two old friends having a coffee and commenting on said abyss as we peer over the edge :D
Forum: Face plant 04-24-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,540
Posted By DrDaytona
South!?! My goodness, it's been ages my...

South!?!

My goodness, it's been ages my friend. What an unpleasant way to reconnect. All in all I am glad to hear you are ok and getting better but damn, I'm sorry to hear about the accident.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,982
Posted By DrDaytona
According to their Facebook posting, they only...

According to their Facebook posting, they only used the engine from the Goldie, the rest was saved. Still begs the question why in my book. I hate the whole hipster me too BS this fosters.
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By DrDaytona
Go to http://www.i-bmw.com everything you will...

Go to http://www.i-bmw.com everything you will need to know is well covered there.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-10-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2,808
Views: 417,914
Posted By DrDaytona
Rare!!

https://lancaster.craigslist.org/mcy/4830548245.html

"RARE 82 HONDA CB 650 GOLD EDITION RUNNING LIKE NEW MUST HAVE FOR THE COLLECTOR JUST INSPECTED LOTS OF NEW PARTS 6500 MILS"
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,764
Posted By DrDaytona
The full fairing was a factory kit, dealer...

The full fairing was a factory kit, dealer installed as I recall. I believe there was a promo towards the end of that year where Suzuki essentially gave you the kit for free to try to move the last...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,803
Posted By DrDaytona
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_595...

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_595_595

I've been using this to heat my 30x25 garage for 5 seasons now. It is fantastic and very safe. I wanted electric to limit the possibility of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-14-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,454
Posted By DrDaytona
I just ran the numbers on their site...$795 and...

I just ran the numbers on their site...$795 and that was adding to the standard 7k bike value.

http://www.motorcycleshippers.com/s_shippingprices.htm


As for riding...yeah, what all those...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,879
Posted By DrDaytona
K16 Maint

I've owned my K16GT for a little over 2 years and 24k miles...I've done ALL the maintenance myself and frankly, all this business about how bad it is to work on is hyperbole. The oil change includes...
Forum: Americas 07-14-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,228
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: 1,228
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: 1,329
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: 67
Views: 7,283
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: 67
Views: 7,283
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: 67
Views: 7,283
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: 6,608
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: 7,606
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: 6,608
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: 6,608
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: 10,327
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: 835
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: 1,253
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: 2,487
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: 2,487
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: 1,253
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: 2,417
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: 1,738
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: 1,738
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: 80
Views: 13,330
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: 61,903
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: 61,903
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: 3,270
Views: 975,422
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: 2,396
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: 2,396
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: 3,270
Views: 975,422
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: 2,948
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...
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