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Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,720
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
Pinging (knocking) from mixture being too lean,...

Pinging (knocking) from mixture being too lean, or from carbon buildup causing increased compression ratio. See if adjusting carbs or running higher octane gas helps.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-23-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
Most people don't know enough about tires to know...

Most people don't know enough about tires to know what is a good brand or model. I say replace them with the absolute cheapest, lowest rated tires you can buy. I'm talking the $200 for a whole set...
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,794
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I've used them quite a bit in 3/4" and 1/2". ...

I've used them quite a bit in 3/4" and 1/2". Never leaked a drop. I've even disassembled a few and reinstalled. Still, no leaks. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-08-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,721
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
Not sure if you're aware, but you can make a huge...

Not sure if you're aware, but you can make a huge improvement in the seat slope for almost free. I think the mods frown on linking to other forums, but search the NC700 forum for "Showkey Mod" or...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-07-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,721
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
That is the Honda Tall windscreen. I have the...

That is the Honda Tall windscreen. I have the stock screen and the Tall. I switch between the two (or no screen at all) depending on the weather and my riding situation. I put an MRA X-creen on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,640
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
When I ride home after a 12 hour shift, I usually...

When I ride home after a 12 hour shift, I usually don't feel tired or sleepy, but many times I just can't seem to roll to a stop without putting my feet down and duck walking a step or two. Usually,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 93,159
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I bought my GL1000 at 27 and sold it at 31. I...

I bought my GL1000 at 27 and sold it at 31. I bought an NC700x and like the ergos a lot more. It's more tall-people friendly.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
In my experience, airbox/air filter mods usually...

In my experience, airbox/air filter mods usually affect the idle more noticeably and muffler/exhaust mods usually affect mid-high rpm running more noticeably.

Making the intake route flow more...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 59,763
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
A modern fuel injected bike will deal with a...

A modern fuel injected bike will deal with a clogged air filter much better than a carbureted bike would have.

Maybe just take the filters out and knock as much dirt as you can out of them. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 1,790,741
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I agree. They drive as if Rain = Ice ...

I agree. They drive as if

Rain = Ice

Actual Ice = Liquid helium on a glass surface

Note: I'm from the north, so I get to criticize the winter driving of southerners. It's in the rules.
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,616
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I've really tried to find a Bilt helmet that fits...

I've really tried to find a Bilt helmet that fits me right, but they all feel like an Iron Maiden when I put them on.

Not the good kind of Iron Maiden:...
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,598
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I worked at a large equipment rental company for...

I worked at a large equipment rental company for 7 years (United Rentals). We only rented and sold Stihl. From 14" to 40" bars. They held up exceptionally well to rental abuses. We serviced many...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 71,898
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
Most stations have the same thing here in Dallas....

Most stations have the same thing here in Dallas. The corrugated black rubber sleeve that encases the filler nozzle? I have an NC700x and can verify that the auto shutoff does work. However, it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
Agreed. Something could be pushing the pistons...

Agreed. Something could be pushing the pistons back in when the rotor spins. Get the wheel off the ground, spin it, and watch for rotor runout (wobble) and listen for a dragging spot.
Forum: Australia 04-02-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,256
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I can say that the Vivitar 785HD is pretty...

I can say that the Vivitar 785HD is pretty shitty. Poor video quality, shaky mount, bad audio, but it is cheap.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,590
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
32 years old, married, 3 yo son with another due in June.

Most of my 2-wheeled miles are accrued just commuting to work. Not very exciting, but still better than being in a cage in a long line of other cars.

If you look at the motorcycle crash...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 1,790,741
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
HAHA. ATGATTWALBJJIC. All the gear all the time,...

HAHA. ATGATTWALBJJIC. All the gear all the time, with a little baby jesus just in case.
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 71,898
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
You are correct about the 700 (it is SOHC). It...

You are correct about the 700 (it is SOHC). It uses screw adjusters and jamb nuts. It takes a casual, relaxed hour to completely finish the job. The valve cover gasket is reusable. No bodywork has...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I have the Motorola Buds. It is not specifically...

I have the Motorola Buds. It is not specifically intended for bikes, but it really works well. This is a standalone Bluetooth unit. It does not need to plug into a Scala or anything.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,693
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
This is the important measurement. I've seen...

This is the important measurement. I've seen batteries show perfect voltage like that while static, but drop to nothing when an external load is introduced.

Maybe Autozone or a similar auto parts...
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,779
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
rivet cracking info

If anyone is interested, here is some info from Boeing about rivet cracking and what is and isn't acceptable.

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/LouisWambsganss/rivetcracking_Page_1.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 41,441
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
Laugh Agreed. Engine oil will generally leak down the...

Agreed. Engine oil will generally leak down the engine case. Even if it does get to the flywheel, it will be on the back side and will just fling off while the engine is running.

Transmission...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 71,898
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I didn't like the seat either. I shimmed the...

I didn't like the seat either. I shimmed the frond of the seat up almost 1" and it is perfect for me now. A lot of people like the Seat Concepts, Sargent, Corbin, etc, and I'm sure that they are...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 931
Views: 240,090
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
Agreed. it's not been a problem for me. The...

Agreed.
it's not been a problem for me. The engine might be able to take a few more rpm without the limiter, but not much. It is an automotive type undersquare, long stroke configuration. Not...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 931
Views: 240,090
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I have also noticed the howl. This is the only...

I have also noticed the howl. This is the only bike I've heard it on and, like LBS, I feel it is more in the stock tire than anything else. The Metz Z8s use circumferential banding of different...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 931
Views: 240,090
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I haven't had any issues. Every once in a while...

I haven't had any issues. Every once in a while I will make myself hit the limiter, just to "exercise" the engine a little bit. But I never accidentally run into it while driving normally. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 46,989
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
What exactly does one have to do to get run out...

What exactly does one have to do to get run out of JM? "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.":evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 46,989
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
Or a rocket science. :D

Or a rocket science. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 46,989
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
Nope. You are absolutely wrong. Mayonnaise is a...

Nope. You are absolutely wrong. Mayonnaise is a myth. What you felt was obviously Miracle Whip.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 46,989
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
HAHA! If everyone did that, this thread would be...

HAHA! If everyone did that, this thread would be about 6 posts long!:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 46,989
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
Transplanted Texan. Originally from Indiana. ...

Transplanted Texan. Originally from Indiana. Wait, I think that's worse... :rofl
My name is German if that counts...

EDIT: I could have sworn there was a post above this that gave this some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 46,989
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I just want to state something here, which has...

I just want to state something here, which has been eluded to in many previous posts, but never directly quantified.

A waxy coating experienced by some is most likely a preservative to prevent...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 46,989
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
The implication here is that it is unnecessarily...

The implication here is that it is unnecessarily foolish to ride on tires with no tread or with cords showing. This foolishness increases your chance of death, which will remove the implied "fool"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 46,989
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
Welcome to the conversation. Now you'll want to...

Welcome to the conversation. Now you'll want to go get a nice ball peen hammer and beat any memory of this thread out of your head.

FWIW, thanks for your post. "Waxy" is also exactly the term...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 71,898
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
Personally, I don't find the 700 filler to be a...

Personally, I don't find the 700 filler to be a burden. I like that is out of the weather. FYI, a cap from the Ruckus will fit the 700 and is key-locked.

I hadn't really thought much about the...
Forum: Australia 01-08-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 919
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I've had a Nolan XXL, but it still hurt my head. ...

I've had a Nolan XXL, but it still hurt my head. Switched to an Arai Signet-Q in XL and it fits perfectly with a little room to spare. I'm very happy with the Arai. It fits me well and has less...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 46,989
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I have previously explained my process of...

I have previously explained my process of elimination in posts 12 and 24. I service my tires regularly, to account for pressure changes caused by changes in ambient temperature.

I know what a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 46,989
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
Any tire has a certain maximum amount of...

Any tire has a certain maximum amount of available traction in any given situation. A warm tire on a dry road can take a lot of force before slipping, while a cold tire on a wet road can take...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 46,989
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
This is the straw man that he (Blurr) has...

This is the straw man that he (Blurr) has constructed to distract from any valid points made contrary to his own.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 46,989
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
+2 Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk

+2

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