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Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 69,083
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, 10:00 AM
Replies: 28,089
Views: 3,428,708
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, 09:43 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 69,083
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, 07:48 PM
Replies: 28,089
Views: 3,428,708
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, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28,089
Views: 3,428,708
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, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 452,112
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, 08:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,600
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, 10:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,530
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, 04:38 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 13,938
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, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3,800
Views: 593,929
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, 07:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,192
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, 07:03 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 13,938
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, 04:23 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 13,938
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?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 452,112
Posted By slartidbartfast
I'd be more inclined to blame poor throttle...

I'd be more inclined to blame poor throttle control, overestimating the grip available from ANY motorcycle tire on cold, wet roads, and complacency regarding the amount of torque your bike can...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,114
Posted By slartidbartfast
Only suitable for stationary tip-overs. Nice,...

Only suitable for stationary tip-overs. Nice, grippy tire is the last sort of material you want for protection as it will grab and either be ripped off or cause the bike to pivot or flip. You would...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28,089
Views: 3,428,708
Posted By slartidbartfast
The case saver changed when the stock sprocket...

The case saver changed when the stock sprocket changed from 14T to 15T. You can buy the later part (they are interchangeable) or grind the old one. You will end up with pretty much the same...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 28,089
Views: 3,428,708
Posted By slartidbartfast
Yep. No problem.

Yep. No problem.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 13,938
Posted By slartidbartfast
No, I got it. I too like and support the MSF...

No, I got it. I too like and support the MSF through my participation as a ridercoach. Listen to a few coaches talking and you'll find the organizations strongest critics lie within - They are,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 13,938
Posted By slartidbartfast
Depends on your definition of "Ride" I suppose. ...

Depends on your definition of "Ride" I suppose. As you didn't share your (extreme?) definition I guess I did miss your point. You seem determined to argue with someone about it but I'm afraid I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 13,938
Posted By slartidbartfast
You are wrong! The BRC takes new riders who...

You are wrong!

The BRC takes new riders who have never ridden before and gets them basic motorcycle operation ability plus a fundamental set of mental and physical skills that will help keep them...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 13,938
Posted By slartidbartfast
You may have a point - There are surely plenty of...

You may have a point - There are surely plenty of people who would not go to a "basic" or "intermediate" class and wouldn't miss out on anything.

I have to agree with some of the other RC's,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 13,938
Posted By slartidbartfast
I don't know where you're finding them Jim. ...

I don't know where you're finding them Jim. Sure, some are better than others but I've never come across a qualified coach that bad. Even some who are not such great riders can still be pretty good...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 28,089
Views: 3,428,708
Posted By slartidbartfast
Weird! If it was electric start I'd suggest the...

Weird! If it was electric start I'd suggest the starter clutch was not disengaging. Best guess would be camchain far too tight. After that I'd be wondering if something was stuck between the rotor...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 579
Posted By slartidbartfast
Common problem with the hydraulic preload on...

Common problem with the hydraulic preload on stock and aftermarket shocks. The oil disappears (somewhere.) Turn the hand adjuster to minimum preload, flip it upside-down, remove the hose fitting,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 452,112
Posted By slartidbartfast
My daughter was taught (in drivers' ed.) she had...

My daughter was taught (in drivers' ed.) she had to still be able to see some road behind the wheels of the car in front. As she is quite short it means she would stop a full car length or more...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,775
Posted By slartidbartfast
You must have a reading comprehension problem. ...

You must have a reading comprehension problem. The thermal expansion of pure nitrogen and that of air are essentially exactly the same. This proven scientific fact has been repeated several times...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,775
Posted By slartidbartfast
Nope - It's to prevent overheated tires from...

Nope - It's to prevent overheated tires from exploding when volatile gasses given off on the INSIDE of the tire ignite in the presence of the pressurized oxygen in the tire. ...but still not relevant...
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By slartidbartfast
If it's like the R80 models with monolever FD,...

If it's like the R80 models with monolever FD, there are a couple of O-rings around that brake cam shaft. You can drive it out and replace them quite easily.
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,192
Posted By slartidbartfast
If the engine is free, it shouldn't hurt to run...

If the engine is free, it shouldn't hurt to run it without first taking it apart for inspection. The smoking may be due to need for new rings to bed in. Put a few hundred miles on it before you...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,775
Posted By slartidbartfast
Bwahahahahaha! Do you seriously think that is an...

Bwahahahahaha! Do you seriously think that is an unbiassed or "good" summary? I've got a bridge for sale ... Interested?


The best part of that joke is that most other people use green to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By slartidbartfast
That's pretty good damage. Do you have the...

That's pretty good damage. Do you have the broken piece? If so, plastic welding might fix it for ya. Would probably need some additional reinforcement but that would be easy to arrange.

More...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,503
Posted By slartidbartfast
Who cares what you call it. I have done fly and...

Who cares what you call it. I have done fly and rent rides and so have many of my friends - in every case there has been an ocean in-between so not a lot of choice. I would not feel bad about doing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 13,938
Posted By slartidbartfast
Note this is NOT the ARC we have previously been...

Note this is NOT the ARC we have previously been talking about - That is the MSF Advanced Rider Course, which is one day.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 452,112
Posted By slartidbartfast
Situations like that are what airhorns are for -...

Situations like that are what airhorns are for - that and a phone to call his ass in to law enforcement.
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 28,089
Views: 3,428,708
Posted By slartidbartfast
:yikes:yikes:yikes A testament to how...

:yikes:yikes:yikes

A testament to how durable these engines are - and yet ANOTHER reminder to keep a close eye on the oil level.
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28,089
Views: 3,428,708
Posted By slartidbartfast
In which case, light output is limited by the...

In which case, light output is limited by the available power from the AC system, not by the design or the light itself. A more energy-efficient light than incandescent/halogen is always going to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 28,089
Views: 3,428,708
Posted By slartidbartfast
I am very impressed with how bright the stock...

I am very impressed with how bright the stock headlamp is - especially compared to most other small, single cylinder bikes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 13,938
Posted By slartidbartfast
In addition to what I've read here; reasons I...

In addition to what I've read here; reasons I have heard from prospective ERC students include several versions of:

"I was told you'd be making us 'lay it down'";
"a lot of people crash during...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 28,089
Views: 3,428,708
Posted By slartidbartfast
Stating that your bike is completely stock is...

Stating that your bike is completely stock is completely at odds with the missing parts from your carb. Some butcher has been at work with no clue what they were doing, lost half the parts and put...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28,089
Views: 3,428,708
Posted By slartidbartfast
This has been posted a couple of times before in...

This has been posted a couple of times before in this thread but is relevant to the issue at hand.
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13773558&postcount=5554

Oil flows up adjacent to the...
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