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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 02:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By PeterW
Apart from the travel though, the suspension can...

Apart from the travel though, the suspension can be made quite good without much effort. O.K. it won't handle single track well or an MX course, but none of the pigs are capable of that.

If it's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,041
Posted By PeterW
I meant WITH his existing full face helmet :). ...

I meant WITH his existing full face helmet :).

Worked well for me, takes most of the weight, so the weight of the helmet isn't an issue any more.

Pete
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,041
Posted By PeterW
Look for an MX neck roll. Just foam to stop your...

Look for an MX neck roll. Just foam to stop your neck compressing on jumps, but they work with a sore neck as well as they take most of the load from the helmet. I wore one for a couple of years...
Forum: Racing 02-27-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 65,241
Posted By PeterW
Problem is, that still doesn't get him to #1....

Problem is, that still doesn't get him to #1. Which is why he took risks last year.
Rossi is getting faster as well, and got more points than he did last year, he can't afford to hang back, hang...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,471
Posted By PeterW
Same reason I ride a DL 650 ?. No regrets...

Same reason I ride a DL 650 ?.

No regrets motorcycling, I've had more fun on the DL than I would have had on far more expensive bikes.
"Should I check out that dirt road ?" "Hell yeah !"
V ...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 908
Posted By PeterW
Plain, uncoated lenses work best for me. ...

Plain, uncoated lenses work best for me.

Problem with AR coatings is that the slightest smear of grease and it really shows up, oncoming lights and it's like a fairground. I have particularly...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By PeterW
They straighten readily enough with a little heat...

They straighten readily enough with a little heat and a long lever but best done with them bolted to something other than the bike.

Luck
Pete
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By PeterW
My wife has the CTX, don't screw around, DCT or...

My wife has the CTX, don't screw around, DCT or nothing.

It handles well, surprisingly quick for the cruiser config and the auto. A real joy to ride if you want to just enjoy the ride. You have to...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By PeterW
A 60l tramping pack works fine. DON'T go bigger,...

A 60l tramping pack works fine. DON'T go bigger, is not better. eBay quality is fine, bike duty is really easy compared to hiking. You need the waist band, sternum, not so much, a simple strap/clip...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,540
Posted By PeterW
Last month I used a length of 8mm threaded rod I...

Last month I used a length of 8mm threaded rod I had sitting around. The end threads will need recutting if I use it for anything else, but it gripped the edge of the bearing really well.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-19-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,069
Posted By PeterW
It's baby brother. Pete

It's baby brother.

Pete
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,420
Posted By PeterW
Yes. 14T and 16T are within range of the...

Yes. 14T and 16T are within range of the adjusters.

13 is probably unwise. The chain may eat into the swingarm.

Pete
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,169
Posted By PeterW
DL 650, an utter bastard, nose down on a steep...

DL 650, an utter bastard, nose down on a steep gravel slope.

Problem is it's tall, I couldn't get it all the way upright without shifting my grip, and the point where I needed to do that was worst...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,524
Posted By PeterW
20-30,000k's /year. No winter here so really,...

20-30,000k's /year. No winter here so really, that's pretty easy.

Pete
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,905
Posted By PeterW
DL650 is more comfortable for the pillion than a...

DL650 is more comfortable for the pillion than a CTX.

Pete
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-16-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,834
Posted By PeterW
N00Bs

I have a friend who's mid-life crisis is bikes. That's fine, he's done everything pretty much right but he just doesn't have the reflexes and habits that life has beaten into most of us yet.

So,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-13-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By PeterW
Not in this case, that short length of hose is a...

Not in this case, that short length of hose is a known problem, possibly a bitch to crimp even in the factory ;), and some just leak.

Replacing it and using screw down FI clamps seems to work just...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-12-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,028
Posted By PeterW
Front sprocket. Pete

Front sprocket.

Pete
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By PeterW
You can buy bushings at most bearing shops. Yeah,...

You can buy bushings at most bearing shops. Yeah, it might be plain bronze and need grease a bit more often, but it's not a big issue.

Pete
Forum: Racing 02-09-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 65,241
Posted By PeterW
Just pointing out, it's Rossi Marquez has to...

Just pointing out, it's Rossi Marquez has to watch out for this year, not Lorenzo. It wasn't Lorenzo who was second when the points were added up last season.

Yes, you can say "accidents", but...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,768
Posted By PeterW
Any gear that's "O.K" makes the lifesaving...

Any gear that's "O.K" makes the lifesaving difference, beyond that it's how deep the scratches are.

Yeah, I know, not what the gear groupies are saying, but basically full skin coverage and a...
Forum: Face plant 02-09-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,967
Posted By PeterW
Why ? I mean, at least dead, it's not YOUR...

Why ?

I mean, at least dead, it's not YOUR problem any more. Just being alive you pick up enough grief as it is.

And, sorry, I rate "Life insurance" up there with Valentines day as one of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,124
Posted By PeterW
I did when I got my first ABS equipped bike, the...

I did when I got my first ABS equipped bike, the ABS won 9 of 10. I tested on a flat wide section of dirt road and I had the advantage over ABS in that I knew where the braking point was. Did 10 runs...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,907
Posted By PeterW
Shoulder protection will protect against a...

Shoulder protection will protect against a downward blow fracturing the collar bone directly but that's relatively rare.

It won't protect much against you falling onto that shoulder and your own...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By PeterW
Basically it can work, depends on whether your...

Basically it can work, depends on whether your brain handles it as distraction or extra information. That seems to vary person to person. I have no problems with polarised lenses, but I do know...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By PeterW
Well yeah, I pay someone else to do it ?. ...

Well yeah, I pay someone else to do it ?.

Usual tricks and good technique from what I've read, it'll help if they are warm so if you have sunshine sit them in that for an hour or two.

The good...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,050
Posted By PeterW
And the above procedure is dead right. Do it any...

And the above procedure is dead right. Do it any other way and you have loose steering head bearings again in a few 100k's. Learned that the hard way about 30 years ago.

Pete
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By PeterW
Galfer make very good organic pads. Typically...

Galfer make very good organic pads. Typically better than OEM and not hard on rotors.

Your call, as others have hinted, the HH and kevlar pads will work even better, but price a set of discs...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,382
Posted By PeterW
Replaced an old stove. Stripped the wiring, high...

Replaced an old stove. Stripped the wiring, high temp rated wiring is hard to find and useful even on bikes.

Pete
Forum: Face plant 02-06-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,300
Posted By PeterW
IF the pressures are roughly correct cold the...

IF the pressures are roughly correct cold the pressure change hot is < 10% AND the extra heat in the tires (more flexible, more grip) should compensate for that.

I did have a friend crash, just...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-04-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By PeterW
Just buy an RS250 and be done with it. Learn...

Just buy an RS250 and be done with it.
Learn how to set up carbs and you have something that'll take litre sports bikes provided there are enough bends to keep the top speeds down.

Pete
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,223
Posted By PeterW
You can always afford to die. It's definitively...

You can always afford to die. It's definitively NOT your problem any more at that point in time.

Pete
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,956
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: 2,577
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: 34
Views: 2,539
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: 13,422
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: 1,692
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: 11,280
Views: 838,737
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: 11,280
Views: 838,737
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: 11,280
Views: 838,737
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...
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