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Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-25-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,385
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I'm going out on a limb and say "that's not a 690...

I'm going out on a limb and say "that's not a 690 frame" -- have a build thread on it?

The external FP & regulation is an ongoing search for the KTM peeps. The OEM pump is a friggin' consumable,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21,193
Views: 2,528,126
Posted By Roadracer_Al
People have had trouble with the decompressor...

People have had trouble with the decompressor apparatus. I'd give the bits a thorough inspection.
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21,193
Views: 2,528,126
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Mud. :deal thangyew, don't forget...

Mud.


:deal


thangyew, don't forget to tip your waiters & waitresses!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-25-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,385
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Inmate Sailah has successfully used a MC...

Inmate Sailah has successfully used a MC submerged fuel pump in an aluminum surge tank that gravity feeds from the main tank.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5,155
Views: 501,651
Posted By Roadracer_Al
OK, enough with quoting the big pictures! ...

OK, enough with quoting the big pictures!

Nice photos, btw. :D
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21,193
Views: 2,528,126
Posted By Roadracer_Al
EBC makes a set, but I had to send back a set of...

EBC makes a set, but I had to send back a set of plates that didnt' fit -- they were listed incorrectly in either the EBC catalog or a distributors catalog. A phone call to their 800 number is...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-24-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,385
Posted By Roadracer_Al
That's a bit of an overstatement. Dozens of...

That's a bit of an overstatement. Dozens of wires, yes.

I think MicroSquirt is going for about $560 with the matching plug and some sensors.

Otherwise, I agree with your statement.

The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 9,805
Posted By Roadracer_Al
No, our only track outings are when a MFG invites...

No, our only track outings are when a MFG invites the magazine to the press launch, and because we're a small/local mag, we don't have the budget for me, the downtrodden artist, to travel. Jackboot...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 9,805
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I'm the art director for a local print MC mag. ...

I'm the art director for a local print MC mag. We get test bikes, sometimes.

A few years ago, I rode the Panigale. What a stupid bike for the street. Would barely run under 4000 rpm, and 6th...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-14-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,911
Posted By Roadracer_Al
You have to understand the underlying engine...

You have to understand the underlying engine architecture that creates the sound.

That high-pitched, wailing sound is the product of a number of small-displacement cylinders, with aggressive cam...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-14-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,699
Posted By Roadracer_Al
In!

In!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-14-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,385
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Check these guys out: they have some interesting...

Check these guys out: they have some interesting kits, although I'm not sure if they would have anything for 120 crank triple.

http://www.ecotrons.com/
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-13-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,270
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I had planned on road tripping to the OneShow...

I had planned on road tripping to the OneShow with Jullian F, but I tore a ligament in my ankle (those damn motorcycles are dangerous). It would have been nice to put a face to the name.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-06-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 134,728
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Color me another no-fly zone on Tuesday. Prior...

Color me another no-fly zone on Tuesday. Prior obligations, etc.

I bet WoodsChick & Big E scored this ultimate desert truck: :D
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-03-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 134,728
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I've been getting cabin fever since I fuxdup my...

I've been getting cabin fever since I fuxdup my ankle.

Let's go somewhere where the food is REALLY TASTY and REALLY BAD FOR YOU.

:dllama
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21,193
Views: 2,528,126
Posted By Roadracer_Al
That's brilliant. I'm Sooooo stealing that. ...

That's brilliant. I'm Sooooo stealing that. :deal

I'm a knife guy, so kydex is not alien to me, either.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-30-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,982
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Yes, I have both volumes, but they're out of...

Yes, I have both volumes, but they're out of print, therefore.... *really* hard to get.... so I didn't include them. I think I paid $100 for each volume when they were available in the US. :eek1
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-29-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,982
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Mmm! Frame building! My favorite subject. ...

Mmm! Frame building! My favorite subject.

Frame table: I scored a well-used milling machine table, and it's awesome for frame building. Uses milling machine hold-downs. Fixtures bolt into the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-29-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,580
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I built a DRz SuMo as you describe, and more --...

I built a DRz SuMo as you describe, and more -- after a stock engine seizure. They consume oil on the highway, and I didn't catch it. Cost about $2600 to build, did all the work myself, including...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,270
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I agree with all your points, but was suggesting...

I agree with all your points, but was suggesting it as an expedient in light of the very short turnaround.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,270
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I am deeply impressed with the speed of the...

I am deeply impressed with the speed of the build!

Design-wise, I think it needs a tall clear windscreen to give it a vertical component.

Regarding the tank and the action shots - I'd give a...
Forum: Face plant 01-22-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,060
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Aaah, a **competition** injury. We're trying...

Aaah, a **competition** injury. We're trying harder so we hurt ourselves worse...

RE: title -- dunno, not an acronym. I was wasted on too much vicodin when I wrote it. It was supposed to sound...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 17,859
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I totally get what you're saying. And yes,...

I totally get what you're saying.

And yes, I'm truly guilty of being a middle-aged hooligan.

But... is it not possible for me (or similarly-hooligany people) to exclude that part of my...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-21-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,878
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Let's play "pin the donor on the donkey" I...

Let's play "pin the donor on the donkey"

I see a ZRX1100 swingarm -- first year, it's round

That looks kind of like a mid-80s Honda CB750 tank, could be wrong about that.

And that front...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-21-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,270
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Dude! They shrink-wrapped your donut!

Dude! They shrink-wrapped your donut!
Forum: Face plant 01-21-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,060
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Holy shite. How did you do that? @ Moogi......

Holy shite. How did you do that?

@ Moogi... that little "OP" next to my screen name... that means "Original Poster"...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21,193
Views: 2,528,126
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Mine did this when I installed new clutch plates....

Mine did this when I installed new clutch plates. I don't recall what I had wrong, but you've assembled it wrong. Helpful, I know. :deal

IIRC, you need to preload the slipper more before...
Forum: Face plant 01-20-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,060
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Ooof. That looks gnarly. Spiral fracture of the...

Ooof. That looks gnarly. Spiral fracture of the humerus?

Just curious: do you have to take anti-rejection meds from the bone transplant?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 17,859
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Vaara, you need to read Surj's column "Uneasy...

Vaara, you need to read Surj's column "Uneasy Rider" in this month's CityBike. It's not available on-line yet. I think you'll approve of the message.

RE: BARF... sigh. that intolerable nonsense...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21,193
Views: 2,528,126
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Good to hear that the Baja tool works as...

Good to hear that the Baja tool works as advertised.

RE: Warp9 discs - yep, they sell'm cheap because they don't spend a lot (or any) time finishing non-precision surfaces.

Just go get it...
Forum: Face plant 01-20-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,060
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Heh... I hope I will be as fast as Barry Sheen...

Heh... I hope I will be as fast as Barry Sheen after I get my screws out. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 21,193
Views: 2,528,126
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Damnit, there goes $150 out of my pocket. ...

Damnit, there goes $150 out of my pocket.

I'm such a sucker for tire tools.

a
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 17,859
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Here's the problem, in my view. It's like...

Here's the problem, in my view.

It's like trying to teach kids to eat right.

How how successful will you be if you allow a 5-year-old to dictate the menu?

You'd wind up eating...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 21,193
Views: 2,528,126
Posted By Roadracer_Al
That's tricky - the tap has to start on the...

That's tricky - the tap has to start on the original threads or you'll simply cut a new, wrong thread.

Dip the tap in grease before you do it to capture any chips it may generate.

If things go...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-18-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 52,270
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Gregor, you really ought to announce epic threads...

Gregor, you really ought to announce epic threads like this in your other threads. All my KTMs are singles, so I never get into the OC.

Looking amazing!

I am so totally going to have to build...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 21,193
Views: 2,528,126
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I had Warp 9 wheels on my DRz. I got tired of...

I had Warp 9 wheels on my DRz. I got tired of tearing up my factory SuMo rims on trail rides. They were pretty darn good for the money, and I never had any major complaints with them. At the time,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 17,859
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Well, being what my Californian neighbors...

Well, being what my Californian neighbors consider a moderate liberal (before I moved from Maryland, my friends thought me to be very liberal), I'll say that when people consistently, and in large...
Forum: Face plant 01-17-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,060
Posted By Roadracer_Al
A little later than promised, but here we go. ...

A little later than promised, but here we go.

Not very dramatic compared to ---- guessing here ---- Niki Lauda??

Anyone have experience with nerve blocks? I have a patch of skin that goes all...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 17,859
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Again, we agree. I did the range cards about a...

Again, we agree. I did the range cards about a month ago, and I can't recall the timing of this. If I were king o' the world [tm], I'd have that exercise BEFORE the test. Why even test if they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 17,859
Posted By Roadracer_Al
David, DWoodward, JimVB, thanks for your praise...

David, DWoodward, JimVB, thanks for your praise and compliments. It's always nice to hear stuff like that.

DWoodward: Ironically, since they're local... I have a BARF handle, but rarely log on --...
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