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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,612
Posted By PeterW
Don't wait up ? Pete

Don't wait up ?


Pete
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,212
Posted By PeterW
Stops the monkey screwing the bike up. Wind hits...

Stops the monkey screwing the bike up. Wind hits the bike, bike twitches, the monkey behind the bars reacts, alas too late and too much and we end up with a tank-slapper.

The steering damper...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,440
Posted By PeterW
Thin tight knit wool socks underneath, short...

Thin tight knit wool socks underneath, short socks are fine. Any other wool sock on top. The two layers are a LOT better than one.

Pete
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-17-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,417
Posted By PeterW
My experience was that it's mostly diameter and...

My experience was that it's mostly diameter and the fact that 21" fronts tend to be narrower. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure there is a gyro effect, but it's rolling over shit rather than climbing...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,370
Posted By PeterW
Kyak gear bags - eBay. A LOT more waterproof...

Kyak gear bags - eBay.
A LOT more waterproof than anything designed for bikes.

Pete
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11,219
Views: 776,576
Posted By PeterW
It's corrosive :), Electrolytic corrosion,...

It's corrosive :), Electrolytic corrosion, assisted by heat. Bet those exhaust bolts won't be coming out in a hurry.

If the bikes were 100% aluminium less problems, but they aren't, a mixture of...
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11,219
Views: 776,576
Posted By PeterW
It's not JUST the loom end, those connectors are...

It's not JUST the loom end, those connectors are two part. The other end is boogered as well so you need a whole set of whatever the loom connected to as well 'cos fixing just one end is only a...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11,219
Views: 776,576
Posted By PeterW
The right grease and yes, it does work. Well, it...

The right grease and yes, it does work. Well, it works on my bike which only sees a lot of wet rides and no salt if I can help it. Telecom grade silicone grease is near perfect, water repellent and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 60,881
Posted By PeterW
The difference there is that the DL's are...

The difference there is that the DL's are reliable as well, something BMW hasn't managed in recent years. And seriously, it makes a big difference to how much fun you can have if you can have a lot...
Forum: Australia 01-10-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,743
Posted By PeterW
Not really a problem, a good driver could get the...

Not really a problem, a good driver could get the family sedan through there in the dry. BUT bail unless it's dry and unless you get to the start by 2, and I would suggest tyres with some pretence of...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,344
Posted By PeterW
One of the annoying things is that it's really...

One of the annoying things is that it's really hard to find decent sets that are metric only - and I'm in a metric part of the world ;).

Even in the US - have a serious look around and make sure...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,424
Posted By PeterW
The great service is wired into the price of the...

The great service is wired into the price of the bikes. It's not 'free'.

Pete
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,276
Posted By PeterW
You should so it. The only hard bit when I did it...

You should so it. The only hard bit when I did it was drilling the old rivets out without slogging the holes out.

Pete
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,796
Posted By PeterW
Electric and don't go cheap, ceramic element...

Electric and don't go cheap, ceramic element heater.

Gas or kerosine are likely to kill you - reasons above.

If you cut the air circulation you don't need that much heat. The ceramic heating...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,434
Posted By PeterW
I think this one counts

Not known to me personally, just something in the local news.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-07-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,578
Posted By PeterW
One of the sensors has gone, possibly the...

One of the sensors has gone, possibly the temperature sensor in the air-box or the O2 sensor.

Sell it, buy a new bike. Saying that simply because if it hasn't been diagnosed yet it'll take time to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,351
Posted By PeterW
Semi auto-chain oiler. (Total cost ~$25). If I'm...

Semi auto-chain oiler. (Total cost ~$25). If I'm riding in really dusty conditions I might grab a paper towel at a gas station and wipe the crust off. 250mm of oil lasts around 20,000k's so it's not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,610
Posted By PeterW
Mate, I ride in all weathers, I used to ride on...

Mate, I ride in all weathers, I used to ride on ice in NZ, I'd *still* rather have TC than not. I didn't dump the bike on the slime but it was all too close.

Pete
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,610
Posted By PeterW
You underestimate 'slippery' young Jedi. Slime...

You underestimate 'slippery' young Jedi. Slime covered water crossings, ice, oil on urban roads are all wins for TC.

Problem is, by the time you've fished around for the traction limit the rear...
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,757
Posted By PeterW
If he poured it himself or was there at the time...

If he poured it himself or was there at the time trust that. Otherwise, drill a hole and check, just because he spec'd 6" that doesn't mean it's not 4" of sand down there. If you pick the right spot,...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,249
Posted By PeterW
That was cold, I'm impressed :lol3 Pete

That was cold, I'm impressed :lol3

Pete
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By PeterW
USUALLY brake rotor bolts are high tensile steel....

USUALLY brake rotor bolts are high tensile steel. They aren't usually a stressed bolt and it's more likely you'd tear the thread out of an aluminium hub than stretch the bolts during assembly. There...
Forum: The Garage 12-27-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,075
Posted By PeterW
I'd guess paint or vinyl wrap are the good...

I'd guess paint or vinyl wrap are the good options, I seriously doubt there's a simple way, odds are the plastic is white under the top coat.

Pete
Forum: The Garage 12-27-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,594
Posted By PeterW
When the pressure drops too far yes. The oil...

When the pressure drops too far yes. The oil starts cavitating and it'll feel 'strange' when you work it hard. Above that critical point, not so much. There's SOME effect because it does resist...
Forum: The Garage 12-27-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 882
Posted By PeterW
Not an expert here, but plywood is a lot better...

Not an expert here, but plywood is a lot better material than the chipboard used now.

What I'd consider doing is cutting away the existing shelves, slice mostly through with something like a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By PeterW
I put around 90,000k's on my old carbed one. None...

I put around 90,000k's on my old carbed one. None of the typical problems i.e. no water pump seals. I was showing signs of age though, tail light assembly fell apart, things like that. Pretty durable...
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,487
Posted By PeterW
A set of mechanics picks. Small hooks with decent...

A set of mechanics picks. Small hooks with decent handles, if they won't spin it's in some ways easier, you only have to level one end out then work your way around.

Pete
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By PeterW
Changing the fluid won't hurt. Traces of water...

Changing the fluid won't hurt. Traces of water will do that, as will degrading brake lines. If you change the fluid, look at the old stuff, flecks of black in it, new lines.

It's also possible...
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,793
Posted By PeterW
http://www.ostermann-net.de/electronic/e_download....

http://www.ostermann-net.de/electronic/e_download.htm

Archive of software/schematics for motion control systems.

Most is for other processors, but at least it'll provide a hint on how to make...
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,594
Posted By PeterW
That's what pushes the oil back into the shock on...

That's what pushes the oil back into the shock on rebound, it's only nitrogen so the shock doesn't explode/oil doesn't degrade so fast. The shock will get strange with low nitrogen, but it's mainly...
Forum: Australia 12-16-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By PeterW
Border Range road, then onto Cadell road/Mebbin...

Border Range road, then onto Cadell road/Mebbin state forest instead of the Lions Road. Though, BMW maybe not - for some reason BMW riders keep being airlifted out ... :huh, I've been through there...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 980
Posted By PeterW
It's easy, stop obsessing. Put it on, go for a...

It's easy, stop obsessing. Put it on, go for a careful ride, ABS light comes on good. Hit the brakes really hard, ABS kicks in better. It's something that's unlikely to part work, it's either getting...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2,749
Views: 1,071,613
Posted By PeterW
A hell of a lot easier than a tube ?. O.K....

A hell of a lot easier than a tube ?.

O.K. tubes tolerate dinged rims a bit better, but a hard enough hit and you still lose so there's only a small range of damage where the tube wins anyway....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,323
Posted By PeterW
Works like this, I had a bike with wide bars go...

Works like this, I had a bike with wide bars go into a tank-slapper one day, the leverage allowed me to save it, alas, it also tore my right bicep off the bone, it probably would have hurt less...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,277
Posted By PeterW
Happened once in NZ, not a 'big one', all I...

Happened once in NZ, not a 'big one', all I noticed was the power lines wiggling. Probably more of an issue in a car with 4 wheels on the ground, a dual sport bike, unless a chasm opens beneath you...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-11-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 62,164
Posted By PeterW
O.K. I ride a DL, not inspiring, but normal...

O.K. I ride a DL, not inspiring, but normal services and tires were about it for maintenance, they may not be as pretty, but shit didn't often fail and parts are cheap. The KTM's were more expensive...
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By PeterW
I can also recommend the stainless steel wool....

I can also recommend the stainless steel wool. (Industrial scourers work well and are easy to handle) and also a layer of glass around the outside. Even with a metal pipe it'll get really hot without...
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By PeterW
Well, JUST the bike not the rider. Handling,...

Well, JUST the bike not the rider.

Handling, by that I don't mean just poor handling, but defects impacting handling badly. Loose steering head bearings, worn swingarm bearings, grossly worn...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-10-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 62,164
Posted By PeterW
I wouldn't buy either ?, but I've ridden with...

I wouldn't buy either ?, but I've ridden with KTM's and BMW's, both are maintenance whores, but the KTM's are at least honest ones that don't spike your drink, steal your wallet and leave you to wake...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,292
Posted By PeterW
I've done the white tape behind red lenses on a...

I've done the white tape behind red lenses on a top box, works very well.

Also for rear visibility AREA is what you need, if there's exposed rear mudguard, covering large parts of it with red...
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