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Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 08:14 PM
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Posted By SFKLR
Nice link. :lol3

Nice link. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 06:02 PM
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Posted By SFKLR
Short Sunday ride to keep the insides lubricated....

Short Sunday ride to keep the insides lubricated. :D

BTW, what are the rules regarding RR right of ways? Can you ride alongside a track as far as you please? Not that I would. Someone was...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4,233
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Posted By SFKLR
RTW on a R1200GSA...

RTW on a R1200GSA (http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tstories/baillargeon/), in progress.
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4,233
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Posted By SFKLR
What's your point here: that no one is riding/has...

What's your point here: that no one is riding/has ever ridden a KLR around the world, or that the Super Tenere couple traveling to Mexico never actually used the words "RTW" in their 4 page thread...
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2014, 04:11 PM
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Posted By SFKLR
Ouch. I've liked both of the GS's I've...

Ouch. I've liked both of the GS's I've owned--and all 3 Hondas too.

I'm just saying there's a wide difference in marketing strategy, with Honda now claiming to pursue "true" adventure bikes...
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2014, 02:46 PM
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Posted By SFKLR
Doesn't Honda outsell bmw by gazillions? Honda's...

Doesn't Honda outsell bmw by gazillions? Honda's new "True Adventure" campaign seems more genuine to me than BMW's pitch to the 1%:

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Forum: Beasts 12-11-2014, 10:46 AM
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Posted By SFKLR
This new Honda video stoked my fires big time. ...

This new Honda video stoked my fires big time. But I noticed almost every bike those travelers rode was a C90 scooter or a 230/250cc thumper. For most RTW riders, it seems to be more about the...
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2014, 03:08 PM
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Posted By SFKLR
Honda's 471cc cb500x weighs 430lbs. Honda's...

Honda's 471cc cb500x weighs 430lbs.

Honda's 670cc nc700x? 472lbs. (some sources say over 500lb. wet)

How on God's green Earth will a new 1000cc parallel twin, dual clutch, anti-lock,...
Forum: Beasts 12-02-2014, 03:44 PM
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Posted By SFKLR
Future tense. :deal

Future tense. :deal
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 05:27 PM
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Posted By SFKLR
Single or twin, there's no doubt that the...

Single or twin, there's no doubt that the subframe, fairing, tank, abs, dct, underseat box, two fans, twin discs, etc. are gonna weigh it down more than most people's dream weight. But it's an...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 02:23 PM
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Posted By SFKLR
Nice Ogre. Thanks for tackling this puzzle...

Nice Ogre. Thanks for tackling this puzzle head-on with a rational theory. :thumb

Is there a photo of the top of that head? What's it from? On this bike it would require a pretty deep angled...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 12:30 PM
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Posted By SFKLR
Source? :ear ...

Source? :ear


http://www.allaboutthetea.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/9f8422ec0677f63b89d8b37a3594ba82.400x300x16.gif
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4,233
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Posted By SFKLR
Bluesman FTW. Let's see MORE OF that street...

Bluesman FTW. Let's see MORE OF that street tracker... :ear
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 11:54 AM
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Posted By SFKLR
That would have to be the case if this were a...

That would have to be the case if this were a twin. Can I prove it isn't a knock sensor? No. Does it LOOK like any other knock sensor I've ever seen? No. Does it LOOK like a plug cap? Yes.
...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 11:38 AM
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Posted By SFKLR
AGREE with you that it looks big for a single. I...

AGREE with you that it looks big for a single. I think it's deceptive because the lower case and transmission are so wide, and because most of what you see is the head. Half the cylinder range is...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 11:18 AM
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Posted By SFKLR
Check out the distance between the head and the...

Check out the distance between the head and the header flange. That exhaust port is like a damn snorkel it's so long. And in all other close-ups of the headers, you can see that just past the...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 11:08 AM
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Posted By SFKLR
Don't scare him off--we have a potential convert...

Don't scare him off--we have a potential convert here. All he has to say is: "It is possible that this prototype is a single." It would be an internet forum first.
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 10:44 AM
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Posted By SFKLR
Would you please quit speculating wildly. With...

Would you please quit speculating wildly. With pictures and stuff. This thread is for people who believe.
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 10:25 AM
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Posted By SFKLR
Spark plug? That looks NOTHING LIKE a honda...

Spark plug? That looks NOTHING LIKE a honda spark plug cap. They have to be RED. :deal

http://static.zigwheels.com/media/content/2012/Nov/spark-plug-cap_560x420.jpg

EDIT: --and make financial...
Forum: Beasts 11-29-2014, 05:21 PM
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Posted By SFKLR
That spark plug can't be a spark plug because ......

That spark plug can't be a spark plug because ... it makes no financial sense?
Forum: Beasts 11-29-2014, 04:14 PM
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Posted By SFKLR
Hey you're right dallara. Good catch. Exhaust...

Hey you're right dallara. Good catch. Exhaust ports are same width, just don't protrude like prototype's exhaust ports do. Which was the point you missed altogether. But you got me. Zing! Must...
Forum: Beasts 11-29-2014, 11:31 AM
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Posted By SFKLR
Great idea. Have to start it in Thumpers though....

Great idea. Have to start it in Thumpers though. :dhorse

Kidding aside, new photos show exhaust ports are cast to extend an inch or two out from the head, and flanges connect right about the back...
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2014, 02:45 PM
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Posted By SFKLR
They don't. Cognitive dissonance; they cannot...

They don't. Cognitive dissonance; they cannot reconcile their deeply held beliefs with what is physically right in front of them, so they rationalize or ignore it.

You can lead a horse to...
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2014, 01:05 PM
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Posted By SFKLR
The only other attempted explanation from twin...

The only other attempted explanation from twin advocates is that Honda is messing with us. I'm afraid I don't have a photo for that theory. Or maybe I do...
...
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2014, 12:35 PM
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Posted By SFKLR
Picture from one of two kTM 1190 heads, but...

Picture from one of two kTM 1190 heads, but perfect for example of second spark location and opposite flat cam chain side:

http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201302/ktm-1190-rc8-r-4_600x0w.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2014, 01:33 AM
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Posted By SFKLR
still looks like a single, boys

Exhibit A, spark plug. It's the elephant in the room. Collective cognitive dissonance. If that's a spark plug, it's almost certainly a twin spark single (with the other from directly above).
...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 05:22 PM
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Posted By SFKLR
Sorry Bob. Got caught up arguing on the...

Sorry Bob. Got caught up arguing on the internet. I know better. :fpalm
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 04:54 PM
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Posted By SFKLR
Old Fart was talking about government protection...

Old Fart was talking about government protection enjoyed by HD in the USA--whether styled as tariffs, taxes, tax breaks, stimulus, commercial paper free loans, or Warren Buffet-funded,...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4,233
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Posted By SFKLR
Changed your timeline (from "decades" to "today")...

Changed your timeline (from "decades" to "today") and your tax/tariff definitions there, didn'tcha. Maybe you and Old Fart should get together and work it out. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22,638
Views: 2,869,094
Posted By SFKLR
Big tank, plate, rack, turn signals and all. ...

Big tank, plate, rack, turn signals and all. Awesome!
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22,638
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Posted By SFKLR
Please post a build thread. The XR looks best...

Please post a build thread. The XR looks best undressed. :evil

And everyone else, please post more pictures of your XR.

My new to me '01 is downright scary. I don't know if the prior owner...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 10:41 PM
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Posted By SFKLR
The bike in this picture is clearly a twin; see...

The bike in this picture is clearly a twin; see how far apart the exhaust headers are? And how big this bike is? :evil

But seriously, lc4 exhaust ports:
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-16-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 21,008
Posted By SFKLR
Rob, as your lawyer I ... I um ... I uh... ...

Rob, as your lawyer I ... I um ... I uh... :fpalm

But as your friend --- awesome build. :thumb :bow
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-16-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 203
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Posted By SFKLR
Project not in vain. I was amazed and...

Project not in vain. I was amazed and entertained for weeks by the project.

A toast to Rob The Builder. You'll always be a Dirtbag champion in my eyes. :clap:lol3:evil
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 07:48 PM
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Posted By SFKLR
Twin front discs, twin spark, twin headlights,...

Twin front discs, twin spark, twin headlights, twin air filters, steel subframe, no clutch to break. Just the kind of redundancies that a 'round the world bike needs.

I give you Honda's "A...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22,638
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Posted By SFKLR
All subjective, of course, but FMFQ4 is probably...

All subjective, of course, but FMFQ4 is probably quieter than most. It really barks when you give it more than 20% throttle. I live in a condo development and you can actually hear a conversation...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22,638
Views: 2,869,094
Posted By SFKLR
Thanks Skell. Original owner put an aluminum...

Thanks Skell. Original owner put an aluminum skid plate in it from day 1. I put the original plastic on it and that's why it looks new. Far quieter, and I rarely bottom out because I ride like a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22,638
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Posted By SFKLR
Finally put her back together, added lights,...

Finally put her back together, added lights, plate, mirror, etc. I watched On Any Sunday Pt. 2 and got inspired I guess. Went for my first ride in a year and a half.
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Forum: Beasts 11-11-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4,233
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Posted By SFKLR
Well Bluesman, you're the authority I trust most...

Well Bluesman, you're the authority I trust most because you have actually SEEN the bike. Thanks again for posting the pictures.
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4,233
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Posted By SFKLR
S, possibile vedere di persona un gemello --...

S, possibile vedere di persona un gemello -- un scintilla gemello. :wink:
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