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Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,370
Posted By veloce
Sounds like something is wrong . The 2012...

Sounds like something is wrong .

The 2012 R1200gs brakes I tried were the best I have ever used. By far better than the R1100

I think they stop too fast! If you aren't careful, they lock up...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-18-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,249
Posted By veloce
I think a lot of it has to do with the weight...

I think a lot of it has to do with the weight distribution.

I am very light, so the bike is rock solid for me without luggage, even more stable in wind than the R1200gs.

As soon as I put some...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,317
Posted By veloce
When I was looking for a first bike, I couldn't...

When I was looking for a first bike, I couldn't understand why all the old geezers told me to get a 250.

My first bike was an FZ6, second was an R1100R, and now I have an F800gs and a KLX250s. My...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,050
Posted By veloce
Since you used to ride dirt bikes, you are not...

Since you used to ride dirt bikes, you are not the typical beginner.
However I don't think the f800gs is a forgiving beginners bike for the following reasons:

It is very tall, and heavy.
It is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,836
Posted By veloce
Reading these message boards would make you think...

Reading these message boards would make you think that a 250 would explode going 70mph.

I just took my new to me KLX250S on a ride. Cruised at 65 fine with plenty of throttle to spare. It's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,050
Posted By veloce
I wouldn't say the F800gs is a good beginners...

I wouldn't say the F800gs is a good beginners bike. I appreciate it now after some experience, but I recommend a smaller dual sport for your first bike. Even the G650GS might be a good choice. This...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,550
Posted By veloce
Great pictures! I just picked up one of...

Great pictures!

I just picked up one of these today. I've only put about a dozen miles on it, but it's so fun to ride it's ridiculous.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,109
Posted By veloce
There is a lot of bad information in this thread....

There is a lot of bad information in this thread. :huh

WD40 is not a lubricant it is a WaterDisplacer. WD40 will dissolve plastics, and is hygroscopic, which will cause your cables to corrode, and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-08-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 180,582
Posted By veloce
That looks nice, where can we get that mount?

That looks nice, where can we get that mount?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-07-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 47,575
Posted By veloce
It's hard to sort from coolaid and fact, but you...

It's hard to sort from coolaid and fact, but you guys posted some good stuff.

Griz, not to single you out, but from one video review I saw, I'll look for it, but not the MCN. The Tiger is rated...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 47,575
Posted By veloce
With the Triumph 800xc out would you still buy an F800gs?

I like the looks of the F800gs, but the tiger is:

Cheaper (by atleast 2000)
Better saddle
Excel rims
more reliable possibly?
The finish seems better, and welds smoother, but I don't know if...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 59,412
Posted By veloce
:clap

:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2011, 05:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,840
Posted By veloce
I thought you were making things up until I saw...

I thought you were making things up until I saw the boxer engine! :clap
Forum: Airheads 06-09-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,650
Posted By veloce
R90s 1974 with R100s top end maybe? Oil is...

R90s 1974 with R100s top end maybe?

Oil is Shell Rotella 15w40, but I live in florida, so I'm planning on changing it to 20w50 of some kind soon.

Gear oil is 80w90, valvoline, pretty sure it's...
Forum: Airheads 06-09-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,650
Posted By veloce
Oil is leaking from every gasket in my airhead

I've been riding my airhead happily for a month or two now, and Ive been noticing now that:
Just about every seal and gasket on my airhead is leaking oil, from the pushrod seals to the drive shaft. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By veloce
Here's the listing....

Here's the listing. http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/mcy/2371652679.html
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By veloce
Ok, thanks! Saved me a trip.

Ok, thanks! Saved me a trip.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By veloce
It's a 1971 R75/5 Thats all i know

It's a 1971 R75/5

Thats all i know
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By veloce
Question Quick question: Will r75/5 bags/rack fit on an R90s (/6?)

Will r75/5 bags/rack fit on an R90s (/6?)

Is the R90s a /6?

Does it use the two holes behind the shocks on the top of the subframe?

Thanks!
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,604
Posted By veloce
I started on an FZ6 also, it handled great, the...

I started on an FZ6 also, it handled great, the brakes were great, and it had a lot of power. It felt like a space ship or something with it's high pitched whirr and almost silent operation.

But...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-09-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,084
Posted By veloce
I was sanding down the gas tank today, and I'm...

I was sanding down the gas tank today, and I'm thinking about leaving the knee indentions unpainted and polished + clearcoat.

something like this...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-09-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,084
Posted By veloce
Thanks, that was the kind of info I was looking...

Thanks, that was the kind of info I was looking for. Besides a few minor issues, it's running great, and i'll ride it till it falls apart. :clap

Just regular maintenance and some replacement...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-09-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,084
Posted By veloce
What preventive maintenance should I do before I...

What preventive maintenance should I do before I ride the crap out of it?

So far I have:
changed the oils and oil filter.
New handlebar master cylinder
New control cables
rebuilt fork and...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-09-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,084
Posted By veloce
Shocks are works they are supposed to be upside...

Shocks are works they are supposed to be upside down. Something about unsprung weight. I couldn't afford ohlins.

The airbox has no holes because it's probably not an R90S airbox so they could fit...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,084
Posted By veloce
Thanks for the link! Vehicle code 0272 ...

Thanks for the link!

Vehicle code 0272
Series 2476
Model R90S
Body type ohne
Catalog model ECE
Production date 1973 / 10

Frame and title are both R90S. I have no idea why someone swapped...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,084
Posted By veloce
My R90S has Bing carbs

Someone Butchered this R90s, at one point it had a vetter windjammer, and now it has bing carbs, incorrect valve covers, r100s airbox, and supposedly an r100s engine. Though the engine serial numbers...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-19-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By veloce
My lever has the brake light switch built in. ...

My lever has the brake light switch built in.
Thanks for all of the tips guys. I can't wait to get this bike riding.

The piston seal looks a bit ratty, but the rubber is still soft, and it...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By veloce
Mindsok, is there anywhere I can find pre made...

Mindsok, is there anywhere I can find pre made cables for my application?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By veloce
Great thanks. Are most bike shops going to...

Great thanks.

Are most bike shops going to have these fittings? I can't seem to find them very easily online.

Do you recommend using the hardlines?

Instead can I run something like this...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By veloce
I brought it to a hydraulic hose place today and...

I brought it to a hydraulic hose place today and they said they have never seen anything like it.

Can anyone else help me out? What is the fitting that attaches to the metal tube that connects to...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By veloce
So the fittings are standard hydraulic fittings...

So the fittings are standard hydraulic fittings that most shops will have?

There's a company here in Florida that has a van that comes by and makes hydraulic hoses on the spot for you.

Thanks...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By veloce
I need help setting up my R90S brakes

My R90S had crumbling brake lines and leaking master cylinder, so I decided to go with the handlebar mounted unit.

I am going to purchase a Build your own brake line kit, but I am unsure what...
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