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Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 984
Posted By mondo2000
Every modern car engine has one or sometimes two...

Every modern car engine has one or sometimes two knock sensors. I am extremely skeptical about any method used to detect knock that doesn't involve piezo sensors. Knock or detonation often occurs at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-14-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,554
Posted By mondo2000
I would definitely take the pistons out have a...

I would definitely take the pistons out have a very close look at the crowns and ring lands. It appears the engine has suffered from low oil pressure. Do you have any idea what caused that? Was there...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,913
Posted By mondo2000
Nice ride report. I'm not sure if rain is a...

Nice ride report.

I'm not sure if rain is a blessing or a curse for the AB. From your photos it looks like it firmed up the sand nicely.

The wood fired water heater worked good for me at...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2,081
Views: 657,910
Posted By mondo2000
5000 series and 7000 series Aluminium alloy are...

5000 series and 7000 series Aluminium alloy are definately not the same thing. The primary alloying element (after Aluminium) for 5000 series is Magnesium. The primary alloying element for 7000...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 2,081
Views: 657,910
Posted By mondo2000
Front subframe cracking

With regards the the front subframe cracking that was encountered on Sibersky Extreme 2012, I think it was most likely caused by the subframe being made from 6000 series aluminium alloy and not being...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,451
Posted By mondo2000
Give them an experience rather than "stuff"....

Give them an experience rather than "stuff". Outdoor education. Take them out of the city for a day or a weekend. Something they will enjoy and remember.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 43,197
Posted By mondo2000
I used to have an 08 WR450F - awesome, awesome...

I used to have an 08 WR450F - awesome, awesome bike.

I did the following mods - de-restrict, alloy bash plate, radiator guards, speed bleeders on the forks and a less restrictive baffle in the...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-21-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,283
Posted By mondo2000
I am confused by your insurance situation. Where...

I am confused by your insurance situation. Where I come from there are 3 types of insurance:

A: Third party personal insurance. If you injure another person with your motorcycle it covers their...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,079
Posted By mondo2000
I have used MAP sensing on car engines with ITBs....

I have used MAP sensing on car engines with ITBs. Each runner is tapped below the throttle blade and a vacuum line is run to small reservoir. The MAP sensor reads the average vacuum off the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,079
Posted By mondo2000
FI is better than carbs if you match the EFI...

FI is better than carbs if you match the EFI system to the application.

I am new to BMW bikes but I have been playing with EFI systems on cars for a number of years. My understanding is the 12GS...
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