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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,068
Posted By slartidbartfast
So should success in whatever manner results in...

So should success in whatever manner results in you having a higher income or greater financial worth mean you should suffer less (or hardly at all) if you comit a traffic offence?

For a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,068
Posted By slartidbartfast
Depends on the jurisdiction in both cases. ...

Depends on the jurisdiction in both cases. Ticket revenues usually go to the City, County or State, not the PD - but who funds the PD (and in the case of cities in-particular, directs their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,068
Posted By slartidbartfast
Sorry but these are not appropriate comparisons. ...

Sorry but these are not appropriate comparisons. The purpose of a fine, as others stated, is to deter the offender, and others, from committing the crime. The typical $200 to $500 ticket would have...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By slartidbartfast
You COULD have the problem you think you have -...

You COULD have the problem you think you have - although that would be the first time I've heard of it. More likely the oil is coming from somewhere else and running down there. Make sure you know...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,711
Posted By slartidbartfast
I think life expectancy of a battery depends on...

I think life expectancy of a battery depends on many, not always predictable, factors. I have a good ol' flooded battery on my R80Rt that starts the bike like new after 8 years - but it's a big, low...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 903
Posted By slartidbartfast
Maybe 5 or 6 punctures in the last 100K miles. ...

Maybe 5 or 6 punctures in the last 100K miles. All rear tires. All but one were in tubeless tires and I just inserted a plug, used my 12V air pump and was on my way in a few minutes. Usually...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,392
Posted By slartidbartfast
Depending who you talk to; how many bikes you own...

Depending who you talk to; how many bikes you own or how much you spent on them are also analogous to your organ's proportions. Finally there are those who believe you are not a "real" man unless...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By slartidbartfast
Nobody? ...really?

Nobody? ...really?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,392
Posted By slartidbartfast
Not quite the same issue. I have "horsey"...

Not quite the same issue. I have "horsey" friends and relatives and know that some horses are just scared of their own shadows and to them, a motorcycle is strange enough to be terrifying even if...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By slartidbartfast
Preload adjuster can also lose oil and end up...

Preload adjuster can also lose oil and end up without its full adjustment range. Fixing that might help him regain some "spring" for free - but it's an even less ideal solution than respringing...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,886
Posted By slartidbartfast
I went through exactly the same experience as the...

I went through exactly the same experience as the OP on my 95 1100GSA. When I got the bike on a BMW diagnostic system it showed a "pulldown" error.

Sent ABS unit off to modulemasters for rebuild....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,080
Posted By slartidbartfast
Another solution

Here's another thread - bodging an internal hard-line bypass and adding an external filter:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=782226
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,392
Posted By slartidbartfast
It appears there is a broad "grey area" where...

It appears there is a broad "grey area" where some people believe the "improved tone" (or whatever they call it) from their exhaust system is ok whereas others might not. I get that and I'm not...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By slartidbartfast
Part for R1100GS Ohlins rear shock

Hi folks. I am in the process of getting the Ohlins on my 1100GS rebuilt with heavier springs installed and have run into a problem. I'm looking for a used replacement for the bottom mount.

The...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,132
Posted By slartidbartfast
If the fuel pump is not priming then there is a...

If the fuel pump is not priming then there is a problem either in the pump itself or the wiring to the pump. I wouldn't worry about vacuum or throttle cables (neither of which would shut off the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,392
Posted By slartidbartfast
Every petrol-head likes the sound of a partially...

Every petrol-head likes the sound of a partially muffled engine at full throttle, on the track. Most normal people don't want to hear them when they are at home, in a restaurant or out shopping. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,392
Posted By slartidbartfast
So you are one of THOSE asshats. Of course it...

So you are one of THOSE asshats. Of course it doesn't bother you much. All the fucking noise comes out the back.

I was at the local mom and pop muffler shop a few weeks ago, getting a repair...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 13,808
Posted By slartidbartfast
Hmmm... Both circumstances where you take a...

Hmmm... Both circumstances where you take a certain risk regardless of how fast you can make the pass. Not that I disagree HP can have its uses sometimes, I'm just not sure the above are the best...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,656
Posted By slartidbartfast
Doing the daily commute on a bike is dedicated...

Doing the daily commute on a bike is dedicated for sure, but not necessarily hard core. Riding only a bike if that's all you've got doesn't necessarily do it either. All-day playing in the wilds on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,959
Posted By slartidbartfast
The OP stated he was looking for a weight...

The OP stated he was looking for a weight difference of 100 pounds
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,959
Posted By slartidbartfast
Unless you're looking at bikes from the 90s or...

Unless you're looking at bikes from the 90s or older, the weight difference between 2-strokes and 4-strokes of comparable performance and utility is only going to be 20 or 30 pounds at most. Then...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,982
Posted By slartidbartfast
Every scenic spot around here, even those way out...

Every scenic spot around here, even those way out in the boonies, is littered with drink bottles and various other trash. You really have to wonder at the mentality of someone who goes ten miles...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,094
Posted By slartidbartfast
I think 5 years is a pretty conservative guide...

I think 5 years is a pretty conservative guide but probably right for a moderately high-use helmet. I'd suggest the real life expectancy has MUCH more to do with usage and storage conditions than...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,173
Posted By slartidbartfast
Uh-oh! Has this project really been in limbo for...

Uh-oh! Has this project really been in limbo for over two years? I have actually been looking at the bike in the last few days and hope to pick things back up soon - but it's still not exactly top...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3,908
Views: 635,389
Posted By slartidbartfast
It's hard foam (or styrofoam) and can be...

It's hard foam (or styrofoam) and can be permanently compressed, with care, in just the right spots to make the speakers fit properly.

Maybe I just have big ears but I have to further recess the...
Forum: Airheads 12-06-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,456
Posted By slartidbartfast
My nephew bought a cheap mower that was blowing...

My nephew bought a cheap mower that was blowing out huge clouds of smoke and using oil. After using hard for a couple of weeks, it just suddenly stopped smoking. Has been fine ever sice and using...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 64,031
Posted By slartidbartfast
You have some classy neighbors there Def (would...

You have some classy neighbors there Def (would fit right in around here)
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 78,267
Posted By slartidbartfast
Apologies! Should have opened with: "Thanks...

Apologies! Should have opened with:
"Thanks for linking to that interesting article about 'Breach of Warranty'. I'm not sure it applies here however."
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31,106
Views: 3,865,256
Posted By slartidbartfast
Those cars likely came with a thermostatic (or...

Those cars likely came with a thermostatic (or possibly manual) flap to direct the air intake from a tube over the manifold in cold weather (most British cars of that era had them) but that bit was...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 78,267
Posted By slartidbartfast
Have you even read the article you're citing? It...

Have you even read the article you're citing? It says that warranties are specific verifiable facts (not opinions) stated by a seller. It is not talking about the kind of warranty you are thinking...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 31,106
Views: 3,865,256
Posted By slartidbartfast
I'd be almost willing to bet your carb iced up...

I'd be almost willing to bet your carb iced up (35F is the perfect temp for that to happen) as soon as you stopped, the heat from the engine melted the ice and everything was back to normal.
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 31,106
Views: 3,865,256
Posted By slartidbartfast
Check regulator/rectifier before you start...

Check regulator/rectifier before you start worrying about stator.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3,589
Views: 525,848
Posted By slartidbartfast
Maybe some forceful intervention is required to...

Maybe some forceful intervention is required to move his mindset to a more reasonable place - Unless he's just being a jerk when he talks to you to wind you up about it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,464
Posted By slartidbartfast
I picked Yamaha because I've owned more of them...

I picked Yamaha because I've owned more of them than anything else (6x XS650's for starters. I have a DT100 and GTS-1000 now and there have been many others.) I think there should have been a "no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,964
Posted By slartidbartfast
Agreed but the truck was a pretty big and obvious...

Agreed but the truck was a pretty big and obvious "thing" directly ahead of the rider. He certainly should have been paying attention to it.

If you can't keep up with the scanning and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 17,598
Posted By slartidbartfast
Hippiebrain said his friends were crashing MORE...

Hippiebrain said his friends were crashing MORE after doing track days, running off the road on corners - or at least that's how I read it. I'm trying to explain that whereas you seem to be trying...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3,908
Views: 635,389
Posted By slartidbartfast
If you don't ensure the USB port cover is...

If you don't ensure the USB port cover is properly closed, water will get in. You might be able to leave the unit somewhere warm like on top of a computer monitor for a few days (with the port open)...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,456
Posted By slartidbartfast
Non-detergent!!!!! :eek1 Stick with something...

Non-detergent!!!!! :eek1 Stick with something like good ol' Castrol 20W50 or Rotella-T 15W40. Ride the piss out of it for a couple of hundred miles and I'll bet the oil consumtion decreases.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 17,598
Posted By slartidbartfast
If these guys have only ridden a few track days...

If these guys have only ridden a few track days to ride in circles, all they've learned is the best lines at that particular track and probably got confident leaning the bike further. They haven't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 17,598
Posted By slartidbartfast
Did your squidly friends receive any riding...

Did your squidly friends receive any riding instruction on the track or did they simply pay to tear around a closed circuit for a day?
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