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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By freetors
I think you're wrong. Motorcycle Consumer News...

I think you're wrong. Motorcycle Consumer News lists their best braking bike ever tested as the '06 Triumph Speed Triple 1050 at 104.8 ft. Most of the other bikes hover between 110-130ft....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By freetors
What a credible source :rofl It's almost...

What a credible source :rofl It's almost physically impossible for them to stop a bike in under 60 feet. Even the best cars (which usually stop in shorter distances than sportbikes) can't brake from...
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By freetors
Regardless of whether or not it works, if you...

Regardless of whether or not it works, if you have to replace two windshields in two weeks you might be doing something wrong. I'd try this stuff first or something like safelite's repair.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 7,961
Posted By freetors
What kind of car? When I had my wrx a few years...

What kind of car? When I had my wrx a few years ago I tried driving around without the exhaust a couple times. Just straight out of the downpipe, no cats. While it probably wasn't as loud as a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,432
Posted By freetors
The best part is his boots :rofl

The best part is his boots :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,432
Posted By freetors
I'm going to run over my neighbor's idiotic dog...

I'm going to run over my neighbor's idiotic dog someday if someone doesn't do it first. The stupid thing chases anything that moves; bicycles, motorcycles, cars, UPS trucks. Everything. It'll even...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,178
Posted By freetors
The BMW, while not my style, looked pretty nice....

The BMW, while not my style, looked pretty nice. That Ducati was insane though! Like they called NCR and said "I want one of everything." Really awesome build.
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,922
Posted By freetors
How do all these spline drive and other...

How do all these spline drive and other "universal" things work in the long run. It seems like they would round out heads often or have a really sloppy fit. Like you're always using the wrong tool...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,289
Posted By freetors
How long does it take to do this? I never really...

How long does it take to do this? I never really have any problems mounting tires the old fashioned way and I can get it done pretty quick, even on tires that others complain about being tough. It...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-16-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,178
Posted By freetors
I don't want to get two far away from the...

I don't want to get two far away from the intended subject here but I wanted to make a few points. Removing a rotor won't necessarily degrade braking performance. Remember that total braking...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,178
Posted By freetors
As far as bikes are concerned? I don't think so....

As far as bikes are concerned? I don't think so. The market is just too small. An example of a show format I think would be good is the Powerblock range of shows on Spike. They work on a large...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,178
Posted By freetors
It's basically a rehash of the "Cafe Racers"...

It's basically a rehash of the "Cafe Racers" show. I still find it quite boring and it has many of the same characters as the original that I loathed. I can't stand hearing all their commentators...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,624
Posted By freetors
This makes me glad I drive a car that doesn't...

This makes me glad I drive a car that doesn't even have traction control...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By freetors
I've added a few things to mine. My dad's KLR...

I've added a few things to mine. My dad's KLR when he goes on trips, however, is like a rolling toolbox. He must carry 20 lbs of tools.
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By freetors
Mr Gasket sells a smallish, low pressure electric...

Mr Gasket sells a smallish, low pressure electric fuel pump. It's kind of noisy but if you equip it with a switch it should get the job done.
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,625
Posted By freetors
As has been mentioned before, modern turbo...

As has been mentioned before, modern turbo systems really are the best of both worlds. Any properly sized turbo, with a decently well executed system, will have almost unnoticable lag. In my...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By freetors
I first wash the grips with soapy water to get...

I first wash the grips with soapy water to get any oils or mold release stuff of them. Let them dry out. Then I pour alcohol onto the bar surface and in the grips and slide them on fast. When the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 47,761
Views: 9,779,894
Posted By freetors
I don't have a measurement to give as I don't own...

I don't have a measurement to give as I don't own one. But the link is not just two simple links like some other bikes, it's connected at one end. I don't want to discourage you from building one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,319
Posted By freetors
The app has pretty limited usefulness to me....

The app has pretty limited usefulness to me. Where I drive regularly there aren't too many road options should a traffic jam pop up. Besides, detours will usually take more time than just sitting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,319
Posted By freetors
I'd rather see cops go after red light runners....

I'd rather see cops go after red light runners. Even when they are sitting at the intersection they usually don't go after offenders.
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By freetors
Why don't you just buy one of the myriad of OEM...

Why don't you just buy one of the myriad of OEM takeoff basic, unpowered steering dampers?
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By freetors
Don't automatically assume that it's running lean...

Don't automatically assume that it's running lean from the factory. There are lots of bikes and even many cars that run leanish in normal engine speeds/ load positions but turn pig rich with load or...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,499
Posted By freetors
Why not just drop in trail tech's X2 HID system?...

Why not just drop in trail tech's X2 HID system? I used it on the SV650 I had and it was plenty bright. The only thing I didn't like about them is being HID's, they take a little bit of time to warm...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 47,761
Views: 9,779,894
Posted By freetors
I also really wanted to build a rally fairing...

I also really wanted to build a rally fairing similar to those above. The main problem I found is there just aren't any good and easy hard points to mount it to. Any brackets/stays would almost have...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-15-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5,692
Views: 421,209
Posted By freetors
I would be out riding around on the dried up...

I would be out riding around on the dried up parts of Skiatook Lake but my bike is in winter maintenance mode right now. The water is extremely low now. Maybe I'll have to take the XT500 out.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-15-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5,692
Views: 421,209
Posted By freetors
My shock has been revalved for my weight...

My shock has been revalved for my weight previously and I'm pretty happy with how it works. I was planning on just taking it apart, cleaning it up, inspecting, and putting fresh oil in myself and...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-15-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5,692
Views: 421,209
Posted By freetors
Are there any motorcycle suspension shops or...

Are there any motorcycle suspension shops or circle track shops in the Tulsa area that would recharge the nitrogen in my WR250R shock for a small fee?
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,723
Posted By freetors
If you must have a 125, get the Grom.

If you must have a 125, get the Grom.
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By freetors
Why in the world would they use aluminum bolts on...

Why in the world would they use aluminum bolts on anything that would have any serious load on it? BMW has really gone off the deep end. See this:

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Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,625
Posted By freetors
I really like the concept back when it was fresh,...

I really like the concept back when it was fresh, but it's been so long since I've heard anything about it I figured they abandoned it. Hopefully it gains some traction and gets produced.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 47,761
Views: 9,779,894
Posted By freetors
I'm reluctant to speculate on their intentions. I...

I'm reluctant to speculate on their intentions. I think anyone hesitant about using the built in lowering should see that the slight loss of ground clearance is not that big of a deal. Plus lowering...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By freetors
This new Kenda looks expensive... Like...

This new Kenda looks expensive...

Like another poster said, the K270 is a fine tire for mixed use. Really cheap as well.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 47,761
Views: 9,779,894
Posted By freetors
Certainly. ...

Certainly.

Ks=(4*Pi^2*f^2)/386.4*(msm)*(MR)^2

Where:
Ks is the spring rate
f is the ride frequency in Hz
msm is the sprung mass, you will need to subtract the unsprung weight, see below
MR...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 47,761
Views: 9,779,894
Posted By freetors
I'm not sure if this info will be useful to...

I'm not sure if this info will be useful to anyone here but I'll share anyway. I've become really interested in learning about the intricacies and physics of suspension, specifically dampers. I would...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,133
Posted By freetors
OP, if you're happy with it the way it is now I...

OP, if you're happy with it the way it is now I would just ride and enjoy it until it wears out.
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,133
Posted By freetors
Oh my bad, I read that as loosening the preload....

Oh my bad, I read that as loosening the preload. Carry on.
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,133
Posted By freetors
If you removed all rear preload you need to check...

If you removed all rear preload you need to check to see that the spring is still supported at full droop. Lift up the rear of the bike and make sure the spring doesn't move freely around the shock....
Forum: Battle scooters 12-29-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 258,994
Posted By freetors
Morons are still trying to sell their used groms...

Morons are still trying to sell their used groms on CL for the price they paid. There's not a single Grom for sale for 200 miles around advertised for less than $2999. These are used bikes people,...
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,626
Posted By freetors
I'm not sure I see the need for this stuff. Your...

I'm not sure I see the need for this stuff. Your cooling system is designed to work with water and ethylene glycol mix, not whatever secret sauce they formulate. Just change your fluids every couple...
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,495
Posted By freetors
Why do they have to be "surplus"? Price...

Why do they have to be "surplus"? Price difference?
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