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Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 157,110
Posted By '74Stratos
Saw it up for sale and could not believe it. ...

Saw it up for sale and could not believe it. Could not possibly have a better home, you take really good care of your bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 157,110
Posted By '74Stratos
About four weeks ago, Andy and I got out for a...

About four weeks ago, Andy and I got out for a 130 mile loop of some of Southern New Jersey's more challenging sand roads, single track, and stream crossings. Yes, you need TKC80's. Yes, we still got...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,145
Posted By '74Stratos
I have had this jacket, in the gray and black...

I have had this jacket, in the gray and black version, for going on three years now. Let me answer your concerns in reverse order.

The ugly: the Spectrum does not have an additional lower zipper...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By '74Stratos
A Pegaso specific rebuild: ...

A Pegaso specific rebuild:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=699527
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 157,110
Posted By '74Stratos
Awesome seeing a Peg in her "natural"...

Awesome seeing a Peg in her "natural" environment. Would like to see more ride reports like that. I enjoyed it.
Forum: Beasts 11-29-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,322
Posted By '74Stratos
Yamaha Tenere 800?

+1
Make sure it has a 6-speed, make it nimble off-road, make it dead reliable, make it look similar to the über linear-sexy Tenere 660 (that means no Kawasaki/ Suzuki puke-tastic "organic" shapes)....
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 157,110
Posted By '74Stratos
Is that the Dakar rear shock? Curious to hear...

Is that the Dakar rear shock? Curious to hear your feedback on it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 157,110
Posted By '74Stratos
Better yet, if the stock shock fits, then so does...

Better yet, if the stock shock fits, then so does this double clicker Ohlins for the '00 - '07 Dakar...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/17/3yjydu7y.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 157,110
Posted By '74Stratos
Skowinski and WTFMATE, cheers to both of you for...

Skowinski and WTFMATE, cheers to both of you for getting your hands dirty and keeping these great bikes running. For someone willing to put in a little effort, the Pegaso is a fantastic bike. These...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,825
Posted By '74Stratos
Fixed bad fork service pix links.

Fixed bad fork service pix links.
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,140
Posted By '74Stratos
US specification Pegaso carbs suffer from...

US specification Pegaso carbs suffer from compromised stock jetting which, among other things, causes the header pipes to glow red and excessive "popping" from the exhausts at certain throttle...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,229
Posted By '74Stratos
I have had mine for eleven months now and I love...

I have had mine for eleven months now and I love them.

I usually wear a 10, depending on the footwear brand. My left foot measures out to a 10.5, my right a 10. Bobby at Revzilla in Philly let...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-08-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,604
Posted By '74Stratos
www.rallispec.com

www.rallispec.com
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,825
Posted By '74Stratos
Thank you but, as noted previously, my brother...

Thank you but, as noted previously, my brother (andysrage) was truly the mastermind of the build.

Yes, it is. Yes, the shock will come with a mounting bracket designed specifically for the Pegaso....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-05-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By '74Stratos
If the question is "which area has better...

If the question is "which area has better riding?" then the valley roads around Ithaca may have the edge.

However, if you're asking if there is good riding in Southern New Jersey and the easily...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,283
Posted By '74Stratos
I have Dainese and Rev'it gear that I love, but...

I have Dainese and Rev'it gear that I love, but for different reasons.

If you want a buttery soft leather jacket and gloves, I am taking so soft and nice smelling that you feel like you want to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 157,110
Posted By '74Stratos
http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/4589/sanstitrez...

http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/4589/sanstitrezz.jpg

That's a nicely equipped bike.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,825
Posted By '74Stratos
Andy and I finally escaped for another day of...

Andy and I finally escaped for another day of twin Pegaso back road "scratching". We rode on both sides of the Delaware river, North of Trenton, exploring some of Bucks County's truly exquisite (and...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,415
Posted By '74Stratos
+1 And I also agree with riding with "as...

+1

And I also agree with riding with "as much boot" as you can. Some of those hybrid "dirt-ish" road racing boots out on the market just don't compare.
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,285
Posted By '74Stratos
+1 on the Rev'it Dirt. Better protection and...

+1 on the Rev'it Dirt. Better protection and leather quality than the Rev'it Comet. Flows a little less air than the Sand glove, but much more knuckle protection.

Downsides? Fit is snug in the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 157,110
Posted By '74Stratos
Nice acquisition STisma! That garage has got the...

Nice acquisition STisma! That garage has got the vibe of a true madman, kind of like my brother's. The other day we counted four OEM Peg cube rear shocks in his spares bin. Precaution , lunacy or...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 85,299
Posted By '74Stratos
I second good base layer availability at TJMaxx,...

I second good base layer availability at TJMaxx, bought this sweat wicking t-shirt there for $10...
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 157,110
Posted By '74Stratos
Thumb <--- This is excellent advice that works. More...

<--- This is excellent advice that works. More people should strive to be this courteous in their sales transactions.

However, as to prices, my feeling is that Pegaso Cube values have already hit...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 157,110
Posted By '74Stratos
Not a great pic, but you can see the fender and...

Not a great pic, but you can see the fender and the Acerbis handguards...

http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=188337&d=1334074328
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,825
Posted By '74Stratos
Easter Ride 2012

Quick Easter weekend ride report:

Andy and I finally got out for our first ride of the season this past weekend. We had wonderful weather and a fun mix of wooded singletrack, sandy fire roads,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 157,110
Posted By '74Stratos
I have seen a picture of the mounted fender. As...

I have seen a picture of the mounted fender. As I understand it, some cable routing safeguards remain to be solved but, as Andy would say, it looks "diesel".:wings
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 157,110
Posted By '74Stratos
Slowinski, I would recommend removing the...

Slowinski,

I would recommend removing the motor from the frame to do the fixes you have in mind. Since you are mechanically inclined, a helper and some patience is all you need. It really isn't...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 157,110
Posted By '74Stratos
Blue is the fastest color:rofl

Blue is the fastest color:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 157,110
Posted By '74Stratos
Just finished mine... ...

Just finished mine...
http://http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=699527 (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=699527)
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,825
Posted By '74Stratos
Andysrage followed me on his Yamaha WR250R for...

Andysrage followed me on his Yamaha WR250R for the shakedown ride.

http://www.forcefed4.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=1357

http://www.forcefed4.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=1356
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,825
Posted By '74Stratos
Just prior to installation of the taller Givi...

Just prior to installation of the taller Givi windscreen...

http://www.forcefed4.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=1344

http://www.forcefed4.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=1343
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,825
Posted By '74Stratos
A few, obligatory, detail shots prior to the big...

A few, obligatory, detail shots prior to the big reveal. Andysrage replaced the stock levers with dial adjustable ones. Very nice, and they make a huge difference on long rides where a two-finger...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,825
Posted By '74Stratos
With the forks off, we made a few measurements to...

With the forks off, we made a few measurements to help us tweak the front fairing bracket stays back into place.

http://www.forcefed4.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=1334
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,825
Posted By '74Stratos
Remember when I mentioned a few surprises a few...

Remember when I mentioned a few surprises a few posts back?

Here is what happened.

The rear brake and gearshift pedals were bolted back on to the bike in anticipation of starting the motor....
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,825
Posted By '74Stratos
Check out this beefy hose-clamp, replacing the...

Check out this beefy hose-clamp, replacing the useless plastic engine head cover, and trick new fuel-line spliced with quick disconnect for easier roadside repairs in the future...
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,825
Posted By '74Stratos
Andysrage took a break from engine work and...

Andysrage took a break from engine work and replaced the squared-off rear tire for a fresh new Bridgestone TW152 since it offers a good balance of road manners (it is a radial) and dirt road traction...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,825
Posted By '74Stratos
Ok, after several hellish weeks at work, then an...

Ok, after several hellish weeks at work, then an earthquake, mandatory hurricane evacuation from my home last weekend, my 40th birthday and the onset of another school year for the kids... we finally...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,825
Posted By '74Stratos
We'll be posting an update sometime this weekend....

We'll be posting an update sometime this weekend. Much progress, and a few surprises.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,825
Posted By '74Stratos
Thanks for all the kind words, I know this slow...

Thanks for all the kind words, I know this slow and methodical approach will pay off in the end. I wasn't kidding when I said that Andysrage doesn't cut corners on his "tune-ups". We've been burned...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,825
Posted By '74Stratos
The new shaft is compared in this pic... ...

The new shaft is compared in this pic...
http://www.forcefed4.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=1282&sid=56551b4691db288883825067fcb4efd3
... and then the new seals installed with water valve...
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