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Forum: Beasts 12-10-2014, 01:33 AM
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Posted By tpak
open a beer and carry on :beer

open a beer and carry on

:beer
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 26,080
Views: 4,969,726
Posted By tpak
You are correct, that is what I meant to say open...

You are correct, that is what I meant to say open not closed. Good point about perhaps not functioning that way when 1/2 dis-assembled. You are also correct, some but not all have found WOT to work....
Forum: Beasts 12-02-2014, 10:52 PM
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Posted By tpak
That is what I do. I have had 4 or 5 incidents so...

That is what I do. I have had 4 or 5 incidents so far. It is definitely a flooding issue - once it starts it reeks of unburnt fuel. So far I have had success 1x using the WOT technique, the other...
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26,080
Views: 4,969,726
Posted By tpak
And if you have followed Trevors ride you know he...

And if you have followed Trevors ride you know he hasn't been doing the standard straight to TDF run - he's wandered all over SA on some rough roads for 18 months - I think his failure is pretty...
Forum: The Garage 10-08-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,644
Posted By tpak
In this case, both. The Freescale sensors...

In this case, both. The Freescale sensors generally have caps on the input and output pins to smooth the signal. I think what most of us are looking at is more of a moving average type of smoothing...
Forum: Vendors 09-20-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 244,503
Posted By tpak
Dallara must be on vacation in a cave or took his...

Dallara must be on vacation in a cave or took his qualudes...


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Forum: The Garage 09-19-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,644
Posted By tpak
As an example, I am using the MPX4115 and am at...

As an example, I am using the MPX4115 and am at 6990ft elevation here. After getting it all hooked up and calibrated I can tell that it is dead on acurate by comparing the reading to an NOAA...
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,644
Posted By tpak
I've been working a nearly identical design as...

I've been working a nearly identical design as Paul. The MPX4115 sensors are incredibly accurate and after a bit of thinking I was able to get them all calibrating properly. As they are absolute...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-05-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,185
Posted By tpak
Nice RR!

Nice RR!
Forum: Vendors 07-31-2013, 01:58 PM
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Views: 244,503
Posted By tpak
205 205

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Forum: Beasts 07-21-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26,080
Views: 4,969,726
Posted By tpak
had that happen today in TCS1 - would have sworn...

had that happen today in TCS1 - would have sworn I was running out of fuel until I looked down and saw blinky blinky blinky. Damn!

Why hello TCS OFF, oh how I've missed you!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-18-2013, 12:00 AM
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Posted By tpak
I may just go up there this weekend to see this -...

I may just go up there this weekend to see this - looks like fun!
Forum: Vendors 05-29-2013, 08:16 PM
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Views: 244,503
Posted By tpak
Yep, saw that but thanks. I'll kick it old school...

Yep, saw that but thanks. I'll kick it old school in the meantime but I like having the best tool for the job over the long haul.

Later.
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 26,080
Views: 4,969,726
Posted By tpak
Variation on the old joke: Q: What is the...

Variation on the old joke:

Q: What is the first thing to go through a pheasants mind when it hits the windscreen of an S10?
A: It's A$$hole
Forum: Vendors 05-29-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 244,503
Posted By tpak
Grok -I know there is no list per-se but I'm...

Grok -I know there is no list per-se but I'm subscribed and will buy one if I am fast enough on the trigger next time. Just posting up so you can get a sense of level of interest ... as if you need...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 26,080
Views: 4,969,726
Posted By tpak
Service manual says it is M10 - torque it to 32Nm...

Service manual says it is M10 - torque it to 32Nm (23 ft-lb). It doesn't specify the stock length.

I know it is M10 - one of my bolt holes was buggered yesterday and I tapped it
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2012, 09:54 PM
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Views: 4,969,726
Posted By tpak
Thanks for posting this info ~ been wondering the...

Thanks for posting this info ~ been wondering the same thing. had a bulletproof skid plate on my Vstrom and just have not been very impressed by most S10 offerings.
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 26,080
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Posted By tpak
I rode a friends TDM several times back in the...

I rode a friends TDM several times back in the spring before getting my S10. I thought it was an awesome bike - as others have noted it is a little more nimble - it turns in quicker. It sits a little...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-26-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7,894
Views: 445,426
Posted By tpak
Bring South .... I have a few free hours and...

Bring South .... I have a few free hours and might be able to get back into this game, been lurking for ages and never can make it out ...
Forum: Regional forums 07-10-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 193,157
Posted By tpak
Officially out. Priorities had to change ... ...

Officially out. Priorities had to change ...


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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-26-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7,894
Views: 445,426
Posted By tpak
Correct.

Correct.
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 60,082
Posted By tpak
Not to derail but ... oh my ... was kicking back...

Not to derail but ... oh my ... was kicking back and forth between that German beast and an S10 - reading a bunch of threads here I was still up in the air but these threads have pushed me over the...
Forum: Regional forums 05-15-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 193,157
Posted By tpak
also if you look at Google Maps on-line you can...

also if you look at Google Maps on-line you can click the traffic view box and then terrain and it turns it into a USGS quad map ... very handy. Like someone else mentioned there are a zillion miles...
Forum: Regional forums 05-14-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 193,157
Posted By tpak
FWIW you should take 50 from Canon City to Salida...

FWIW you should take 50 from Canon City to Salida on the bikes. fantastic road. So good IMHO it is worth an out and back. When in Canon City you must hit Skyline Drive - it's only 3 miles long but...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 232,523
Posted By tpak
I've been following along for a while, great pics...

I've been following along for a while, great pics and RR!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-25-2012, 02:21 PM
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Views: 445,426
Posted By tpak
foiled by a sick kid ... not going to make it

foiled by a sick kid ... not going to make it
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-24-2012, 08:59 PM
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Views: 445,426
Posted By tpak
I like your point but it is in bounds - and it is...

I like your point but it is in bounds - and it is Spring ... I'd be inclined to do something more like a no-snow rule during November-April

that being said, if I can "work from home" tommorrow...
Forum: Regional forums 04-07-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 193,157
Posted By tpak
Well, I did ask BigJohn " doable on your VStrom...

Well, I did ask BigJohn " doable on your VStrom or not?" b/c I know that he is a much more skilled rider than I am. Now, that being said his answer doesn't necessarily mean I am wise enough to heed...
Forum: Regional forums 03-27-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 193,157
Posted By tpak
John - looks like you did that on your XR -...

John - looks like you did that on your XR - doable on your VStrom or not? [sorry, don't want to go too far off topic but just curious]
Forum: Regional forums 11-24-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 193,157
Posted By tpak
freakin twist my arm. in. just blocked...

freakin twist my arm.

in.

just blocked the whole dang week off.

if I have to bail out it will be b/c i am summering in AK - that plan is still baking ;-)
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-05-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 155,706
Posted By tpak
I am sick as a dog and not going to make it down....

I am sick as a dog and not going to make it down. Damn. Have fun! Might have to ask someone to bring my short back to Monument. modette?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-25-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 155,706
Posted By tpak
It makes it go boom boom pow! Like this:...

It makes it go boom boom pow!

Like this: Black Eyed Peas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m48GqaOz90)
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-25-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 155,706
Posted By tpak
Ditto - and of course after last years "big bike...

Ditto - and of course after last years "big bike friendly" ride I will be ready for anything ....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-25-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 155,706
Posted By tpak
I feel your pain! Off to Mexico City this...

I feel your pain! Off to Mexico City this afternoon until late Friday night and then San Francisco M-W next week. Can not wait to get the hell out of dodge and do some riding :clap
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-21-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,473
Posted By tpak
I think we are in agreement. Heck, if I walked in...

I think we are in agreement. Heck, if I walked in and they'd do it for $40 on the bike and I had a busy schedule at the time I think $40 is approaching reasonable. $60 of the bike - retarded but...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-21-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7,894
Views: 445,426
Posted By tpak
Grrrr .... tomorrow is one big long series of...

Grrrr .... tomorrow is one big long series of conference calls...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-21-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,473
Posted By tpak
Not busting your chops in the least but the fact...

Not busting your chops in the least but the fact that $40 is a good deal to you is why shops can charge the rates they charge - simply because to enough customers it is a good or at least reasonable...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-19-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 155,706
Posted By tpak
Yeah, I've been back on the "rent don't own"...

Yeah, I've been back on the "rent don't own" program in that department for a couple of years now so no need to ask anymore :clap

I think I will trust Hayduke's local knowledge on this one. Maybe...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-19-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,473
Posted By tpak
An inmate in Monument by the handle modette does...

An inmate in Monument by the handle modette does them for 15 or 20 out of his garage.

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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-19-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 155,706
Posted By tpak
Does anyone know what the trail over Hayden Pass...

Does anyone know what the trail over Hayden Pass is like? I am thinking about coming over that on my way out from Monument - I'll be on my V-Strom
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