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Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 1,266,309
Posted By aprilian
I suggest you do a proper oil drain and refill to...

I suggest you do a proper oil drain and refill to know your starting point.
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 1,266,309
Posted By aprilian
I've posted elsewhere but you can get the Aprilia...

I've posted elsewhere but you can get the Aprilia scooter ZADI ignition from AF1 for $30+

Found it http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21640294&postcount=589
Forum: Face plant 03-27-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 80,541
Posted By aprilian
Sorry my "moral obligations" are different from...

Sorry my "moral obligations" are different from yours. Since you feel perfectly comfortable telling me what pleasures I should temper, let me modify what you wrote and see how you would have reacted...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,133
Posted By aprilian
The new version works well. I like that the...

The new version works well. I like that the unit turns off if I forget. I also like how I can tap the on/off switch to confirm the unit is live (I used to have to cycle the detector to do that). ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 152,335
Posted By aprilian
That's usually a sign of a plugged catalytic...

That's usually a sign of a plugged catalytic converter that then gets forced loose from engine back pressure and therefore rattles. My local muffler shop keeps samples of this phenomenon on their...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9,820
Views: 1,535,535
Posted By aprilian
I mated the remus header with a stock pipe. ...

I mated the remus header with a stock pipe. Remus header is slightly shorter which made fitting it a problem with leakage. Its larger diameter caused me to need to stretch the receiving pipe...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 1,266,309
Posted By aprilian
Yep, but it will let you inspect their work.

Yep, but it will let you inspect their work.
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 1,266,309
Posted By aprilian
Aprilia RSV and Tuonos still have the problem

Aprilia RSV and Tuonos still have the problem
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 08:03 PM
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Views: 1,213,168
Posted By aprilian
Red hand guards?

Red hand guards?
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9,820
Views: 1,535,535
Posted By aprilian
A u-Haul truck

A u-Haul truck
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 1,266,309
Posted By aprilian
I just undo the pos first. :rofl You can't tell...

I just undo the pos first. :rofl You can't tell me that dealer mechanics aren't doing the same thing. If it was that important BMW would have switched the layout of the battery or turned it 180...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 1,266,309
Posted By aprilian
I decided to test a theory today and want to...

I decided to test a theory today and want to report my results. My bike is turning over slowly on a good newish battery and therefore struggling to start. Older Ducatis suffered slow start from...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 1,266,309
Posted By aprilian
sasabcp, that is an odd one. While I applaud...

sasabcp, that is an odd one. While I applaud your interest in software solution, you must ask yourself why everyone else doesn't have that exact same problem of dying at first stop signal. I am...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 1,266,309
Posted By aprilian
Remote reservoir = more oil = less fade and...

Remote reservoir = more oil = less fade and longer service life between servicing
Remote preload is only necessary if you are going to regularly change what you load the bike with. Handy if you take...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,592
Posted By aprilian
^ we do a lot of that in MN. Something like "stay...

^ we do a lot of that in MN. Something like "stay of adjudication". I have had one and it is rumored that the stay is not recorded outside the county. Therefore, when you get "tugged" in another...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 1,266,309
Posted By aprilian
I just have a Craftsman spark plug socket and it...

I just have a Craftsman spark plug socket and it works fine
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 1,266,309
Posted By aprilian
Back for some collective wisdom. Many of...

Back for some collective wisdom.

Many of you might remember that I have been wrestling with a modified cam (longer duration) to try to get more top-end speed. Last fall, I started the bike on...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 1,266,309
Posted By aprilian
Ard is pretty good with advice, but I have...

Ard is pretty good with advice, but I have positively test-fitted a ton of Husky Strada parts on my G650x. I'd find a TR650 and measure the hubs - the rear has a different cush hub but the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 112,781
Posted By aprilian
enough to be closer to the middle of the...

enough to be closer to the middle of the adjusters and not pogoing back up on a hard stop
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 112,781
Posted By aprilian
See post 729 in this thread - but I am using it...

See post 729 in this thread - but I am using it on street. Stock springs
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6,272
Views: 825,491
Posted By aprilian
..and why some shop manuals start EVERY...

..and why some shop manuals start EVERY proceedure with "Disconnect the positive lead..."
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 172,378
Posted By aprilian
Might be shopping

Does anyone know of a used (or close-out '14) S1000r with both option packages in the blue color? I could live with the white too. I saw a used blue one listed in FL where the owner didn't even...
Forum: Face plant 12-10-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 80,541
Posted By aprilian
Great thread - it is a subject I am deeply...

Great thread - it is a subject I am deeply interested in as I have set a goal to still be riding the track at age 70. I am interested in what people have found kept them in the game and what has...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 303,332
Posted By aprilian
Based on the lukewarm reception of the mid-sized...

Based on the lukewarm reception of the mid-sized BMW tourer, I doubt any manufacturer are going to see a reaon to make mid-sized bagger.
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 1,266,309
Posted By aprilian
Stock seat rebuilt by...

Stock seat rebuilt by http://www.rickmayercycle.com/
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 1,266,309
Posted By aprilian
My all day comfort - now only limited by gas tank...

My all day comfort - now only limited by gas tank size.
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad241/aprilian/IMG_0022.jpg (http://s940.photobucket.com/user/aprilian/media/IMG_0022.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-30-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7,563
Views: 2,600,791
Posted By aprilian
That reminds me of this one I saw in Chicago ...

That reminds me of this one I saw in Chicago
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad241/aprilian/Image4_zpse2a2b970.jpg (http://s940.photobucket.com/user/aprilian/media/Image4_zpse2a2b970.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7,874
Views: 1,266,309
Posted By aprilian
Based on it being manufactued in Italy and the...

Based on it being manufactued in Italy and the simple two wire ignition switch already melting, I don't think we can say there is enough capacity buit in to asume a safety margin.
I agree with the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9,820
Views: 1,535,535
Posted By aprilian
Did you ask for pictures before you went? No...

Did you ask for pictures before you went? No pics in CL is always a bad sign. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9,820
Views: 1,535,535
Posted By aprilian
DO NOT USE that type of rubber damper if you are...

DO NOT USE that type of rubber damper if you are riding off road. It will grab rocks and hold them in place unitl the rock gets ground down or the case :eek1.

I had a 1,000 mile case...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 37,386
Views: 9,806,926
Posted By aprilian
her body and her stuff?:evil

her body and her stuff?:evil
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 366,055
Posted By aprilian
Nice idea, but seems a bit more complicated than...

Nice idea, but seems a bit more complicated than needed. you could just lock two nuts against each other and clamp them in the vice.

I do it with a die and then snug a similar size nut up to the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 55,409
Posted By aprilian
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 152,335
Posted By aprilian
search for my post on the cheap Aprilia ignition...

search for my post on the cheap Aprilia ignition from a scooter (sourced from AF1). It is a part you can mod to work with your original key. I think I payed $40 with shipping, then add just a wee...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 55,409
Posted By aprilian
But with the stock saddle, you probably didn't...

But with the stock saddle, you probably didn't want to go any longer between getting off the bike :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 303,332
Posted By aprilian
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 37,386
Views: 9,806,926
Posted By aprilian
"I wish the pictures - and my bike - would come...

"I wish the pictures - and my bike - would come back!"
http://i31.tinypic.com/suues6.jpg
Forum: The Garage 08-15-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 366,055
Posted By aprilian
You know those compressed air dust off cans -...

You know those compressed air dust off cans - they come with a straw just the same dimension as the can you are trying to fill. Far less mess!
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 49,299
Posted By aprilian
I have no first hand experience, but reading cold...

I have no first hand experience, but reading cold incorrectly on either should richen the mixture. Cold intake air or cold engine both require richer mixture.

Your symptoms may indicate wiring...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 49,299
Posted By aprilian
If you are going rich, it could be your temp...

If you are going rich, it could be your temp sensor is bad and tricking the ECU into thinking you need more fuel.

I doubt the injector would change that significantly that quickly during...
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