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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By fast1075
That is a Belleville, or "wave" washer, which is...

That is a Belleville, or "wave" washer, which is actually a spring to side load an shaft or bearing. Where it goes, I have no idea, especially since there is nothing it scale it against.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 22,708
Posted By fast1075
My local HD dealer is alright. They still have...

My local HD dealer is alright. They still have the Buell sign on their building.

It is true that HD only dealers didn't/don't do Buell. A lot of it is the part numbers are different and don't...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-13-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,776
Posted By fast1075
I worked at a local Honda dealership for a few...

I worked at a local Honda dealership for a few years in the 70's. The 100/125 family of bikes was by far the most popular, and appeared most often on my work bench.

The weakest point is the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 993
Posted By fast1075
When you put it back together, replace the cam...

When you put it back together, replace the cam and ALL the rockers. One possible option (it's been a while for me), is to give Webb Cam a call. They may be able to hardface and refinish both the cam...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-08-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,776
Posted By fast1075
Hard to remember that far back, but it looks like...

Hard to remember that far back, but it looks like a Basani pipe on it. Nice find!
Forum: Racing 12-08-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,727
Posted By fast1075
Wink In 1972 they had an engine torn down on display...

In 1972 they had an engine torn down on display in a glass case at the Training Center in Atlanta. Absolutely amazing!
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 45,934
Posted By fast1075
Livewire is not and in it's present...

Livewire is not and in it's present configuration, never will be a production bike. (GASP!) It is an engineering exercise mandated by the battery suppliers as intent to market an electric, or hybrid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,014
Posted By fast1075
In Flaw'da, it is absolutely impossible to tell...

In Flaw'da, it is absolutely impossible to tell if any car is an unmarked cop other than the illegally dark window tint. The local sheriff's department prides itself in using confiscated drug dealer...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,150
Posted By fast1075
Talking If the engine is modified, a compression test may...

If the engine is modified, a compression test may incorrectly show low compression due to possible differences in cam timing. The correct way to test the condition is to do a leakdown test.
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,695
Posted By fast1075
Eek A friend from Canada brought an RG-500 down with...

A friend from Canada brought an RG-500 down with him on vacation once. He rode my Buell, and rode his RG.

That was the angriest bike I have ever ridden. Like rolling down a mountainside in a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,957
Posted By fast1075
The GPZ is the icon of performance from that era....

The GPZ is the icon of performance from that era. I am surprised that there are still unmolested street legal 1100's in circulation. I have owned, ridden and built many variations of that (to me)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 477
Views: 13,287
Posted By fast1075
Laugh Really? Really?

Often, the difference between a crash, and a save is response from muscle memory. You get that from constant practice. Track time is a valuable tool. And it is fun at the same time.

What Keith...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 34,358
Posted By fast1075
Eek Where do they find all the morons? Sagan famously...

Where do they find all the morons? Sagan famously said "The only element in the universe more abundant than hydrogen is stupidity".
Forum: Battle scooters 11-27-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By fast1075
Laugh I buy used parts from E-bay all the time. But the...

I buy used parts from E-bay all the time. But the engine parts usually have a lot of miles on them already, and are well worn.

The $25.00 cylinder looks to have been wet, and the piston seems...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 950,972
Posted By fast1075
My EYES, My EYES!!!!!

My EYES, My EYES!!!!!
Forum: Battle scooters 11-25-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By fast1075
Eek Buy a piston and get the original cylinder bored....

Buy a piston and get the original cylinder bored. You will come out miles ahead of buying someone's e-bay junk parts.
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 92,052
Posted By fast1075
Laugh Beautiful X-1 Now I'm wanting another tuber.

Beautiful X-1 Now I'm wanting another tuber.
Forum: 2 smokers 11-18-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,479
Posted By fast1075
Laugh Kick, KICK!, blangggg blannng Blannnnng,...

Kick, KICK!, blangggg blannng Blannnnng, "snick".....Rooooooooooost, Rooooooooooooost, Rooooooooooooost!!!! Blangggg Blangggggg. Klotz Green Label.

:clap:freaky:1drink:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 77,218
Posted By fast1075
The Benelli 250 has dual discs, and adjustable...

The Benelli 250 has dual discs, and adjustable inverted forks, but is heavy, heavy. Saw one at the AIM show.

I will reserve any further judgment until I have ridden a few of the "new" bikes....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,722
Posted By fast1075
Laugh Guess Who?

Put Lewis Hamilton and Marc Marquez on a track for timed laps. Guess who will end up sucking exhaust fumes?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,435
Posted By fast1075
Laugh I ride a 250 and a scooter. I "Get It"....

I ride a 250 and a scooter. I "Get It". :freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 34,358
Posted By fast1075
Eek Come to Flaw'da and get caught doing a wheelie....

Come to Flaw'da and get caught doing a wheelie. It's the new best thing for cops to catch you doing. Kid down the road got a ticket because a cop saw air under the front tire of the kid's 125 when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,305
Posted By fast1075
There is no band-aide for situational awareness...

There is no band-aide for situational awareness and riding skill.:evil
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,362
Posted By fast1075
Honda Elite 110: 8.9 horsepower, 245 pounds wet.

Honda Elite 110: 8.9 horsepower, 245 pounds wet.
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,264
Posted By fast1075
Check your steering head bearings, and the swing...

Check your steering head bearings, and the swing arm bushings, as well as the tire pressure, and make sure the suspension settings are not to soft.

It is possible to detect the tire coming off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,604
Posted By fast1075
Cool2 Compression Ratio is a theoretical number based...

Compression Ratio is a theoretical number based on swept volume and combustion chamber volume at TDC, with no allowance made for the actual trapped volume.

The exemplary 2 valve engine is the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,604
Posted By fast1075
Eek Spark knock seldom is related to compression...

Spark knock seldom is related to compression ratio, but rather to combustion chamber design, quench, and VE, with engines tuned like tractor engines being the most problematic. And yes, the higher...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-11-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By fast1075
Talking Hero, by far is the largest producer of...

Hero, by far is the largest producer of motorbikes in the world. If I didn't already have the best small scooter, I would look closely at a Leap when they get here.
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,851
Posted By fast1075
Laugh Ding! Ding! Ding!

Mousitsas wins a cookie! Correct answer.

Ask any Bonneville racer what role weight plays in top speed. In fact, they often weight the bike to gain traction.

If all forms of drag could be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,408
Posted By fast1075
Get good boots, big enough for some nice thick...

Get good boots, big enough for some nice thick wool socks. Open the Gerbing catalog. Jacket liner, gloves, and a controller. Windproof jacket and pants, insulated. Baclava, fog-proof helmet shield,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,018
Posted By fast1075
Laugh Buell had an XB9-sl and an XB12-scg which had...

Buell had an XB9-sl and an XB12-scg which had shorter suspension and a lower seat. I rode an XB12s with the "Low" seat and managed, but when stopped, it was a "one foot or the other" deal, and forget...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 34,159
Posted By fast1075
I haven't checked to see, but if it has an IAC...

I haven't checked to see, but if it has an IAC (idle air control), it could be sticking.
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,202
Posted By fast1075
Nice Blast

That's a very nice Blast. The V&H pipes are pretty rare.
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,202
Posted By fast1075
Do they work? Yes. Can you see much with...

Do they work? Yes.

Can you see much with them? Yes, depending on model. The convex ones are well suited for close-in use. If your stockers become a blur with rpm, bar ends may be better. I ran...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 628,571
Posted By fast1075
Wink OK, the edit function does not work this morning....

OK, the edit function does not work this morning. The front end was from a CB-350.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 628,571
Posted By fast1075
Laugh I hade one exactly like that one. It was a great...

I hade one exactly like that one. It was a great bike, not really much good for offroad though, so I made it more fit for street use. Without modifying anything that couldn't be reversed, I installed...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,213
Posted By fast1075
Laugh When I think of my old, long gone DT-400 from...

When I think of my old, long gone DT-400 from 1974, I remember some fine adventures.:freaky
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,018
Posted By fast1075
Laugh An early CB-450 is a top heavy lump. If you can...

An early CB-450 is a top heavy lump. If you can find one and like it, make turning off the petcock at every stop a ritual. Those old carbs sure liked to leak past the float needles.

I boxed up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 34,358
Posted By fast1075
Laugh Why a Power Ranger suit?

I had someone recently ask me "why do you wear a one piece suit?" I showed him the scars where the jacket I was wearing over my old leather pants rode up while I was sliding feet first on my back...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,018
Posted By fast1075
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