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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,210
Posted By Skowinski
Find a screw that is longer, that usually solves...

Find a screw that is longer, that usually solves the problem for me.
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 12:56 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 34,225
Posted By Skowinski
Isn't it fun to figure out the same thing all...

Isn't it fun to figure out the same thing all over again?

I do that more and more these days... :gerg

I guess the trouble comes when you can't figure it out again. :lol3

Nice work, love...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Yesterday, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 387,631
Posted By Skowinski
That looks like a really nice spot!

That looks like a really nice spot!
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,977
Views: 250,143
Posted By Skowinski
Good to know I'm not the only one that does that....

Good to know I'm not the only one that does that. Typically a new (to me, used...) bike arrives in my garage and it torn to bits right away, fluids changed, valves checked, etc. It's often a couple...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-08-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 26,700
Posted By Skowinski
Wow, what a transformation, great job! :freaky ...

Wow, what a transformation, great job! :freaky

Most people would look at what you brought home and think "no way...".
Forum: Racing 08-07-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,082
Posted By Skowinski
I don't know the number, but I'd bet I could...

I don't know the number, but I'd bet I could retire, very happily, on Lorenzo's low-ball contract $$ for 2 years. :lol2
Forum: Racing 08-06-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,327
Posted By Skowinski
^^^ that's cool, a legend! Rossi for the...

^^^ that's cool, a legend!

Rossi for the win this weekend!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-05-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2,077
Views: 558,578
Posted By Skowinski
Damn, that really makes me want to go back down...

Damn, that really makes me want to go back down Baja again.

We stayed at Alfonsinas once and dinner was obviously a big grouper that was brought in on a boat to the beach about 2 hours earlier....
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 34,225
Posted By Skowinski
Progress! :thumb I'm kinda happy to see...

Progress! :thumb

I'm kinda happy to see that I'm not the only one that tears a bike to bits, picks at it painting and polishing and ordering parts, and finally starts putting it back together a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-21-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 387,631
Posted By Skowinski
:lurk Love this thread, it's one of my...

:lurk

Love this thread, it's one of my favorites. It always makes me want to be out there on the road, camping in odd locations that you would never see until you stumble upon them.
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 20,985
Posted By Skowinski
Yep, Heli bars, taller windscreen, Buell lower...

Yep, Heli bars, taller windscreen, Buell lower footpegs, luggage, ride.

http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz112/Skowinski/BusaReadyForTrip.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 65,067
Posted By Skowinski
Has anyone done the ECU flashing? Wondering if...

Has anyone done the ECU flashing? Wondering if the e.g. $180 for the boost by smith interface is worth it. I'd mainly be interesting in removing the timing retard in lower gears and maybe a few...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-16-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 815,749
Posted By Skowinski
Wow, some of you folks really pack a lot of stuff...

Wow, some of you folks really pack a lot of stuff on the back of your bikes!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-14-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 424,522
Posted By Skowinski
I have unfortunately been silly enough to get...

I have unfortunately been silly enough to get myself into those kinds of places, more than once... :lol3
Forum: Racing 07-12-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,795
Posted By Skowinski
Marquez crashes hard in practice, and comes back...

Marquez crashes hard in practice, and comes back to qualify first, with a new track record. He is riding a wave now, a big wave that none of the other guys can catch it seems.
Forum: Racing 07-11-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,795
Posted By Skowinski
It would appear that Marquez continues to be able...

It would appear that Marquez continues to be able to crash hard, get up, and go fast again...
Forum: Racing 07-10-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,795
Posted By Skowinski
I just can't stop myself hoping the old dog Rossi...

I just can't stop myself hoping the old dog Rossi takes the top spot. The more he races and continues to do well the more I'm a fan.
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 65,067
Posted By Skowinski
Braided SS lines are next on my list for sure....

Braided SS lines are next on my list for sure. :evil
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-09-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 387,631
Posted By Skowinski
Oh yeah, that captures it, out there, way out...

Oh yeah, that captures it, out there, way out there. I wanna go!
Forum: Racing 07-09-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,795
Posted By Skowinski
I'd settle for a pay cut to $1M Euros a year!...

I'd settle for a pay cut to $1M Euros a year! :lol3

Seriously, I would, but seriously, Lorenzo is far from done and going downhill. I think he is in some sort of slump now, but I expect him at...
Forum: Racing 06-27-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,082
Posted By Skowinski
I though he already decided that... :evil

I though he already decided that... :evil
Forum: Racing 06-27-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,082
Posted By Skowinski
Doohan, always struck me he had a unique, and...

Doohan, always struck me he had a unique, and perhaps odd, style.
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 65,067
Posted By Skowinski
Love the color!

Love the color!
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 65,067
Posted By Skowinski
Agreed on the suspension upgrades vs more power....

Agreed on the suspension upgrades vs more power. It's usually always better to go after better suspension and handling first. That being said, too much power is just enough. :nod

Front brakes - I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 159,390
Posted By Skowinski
Nice! Where did the skid plate come from?

Nice! Where did the skid plate come from?
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 159,390
Posted By Skowinski
I have a Pegaso, and also a KLR650. The KLR is a...

I have a Pegaso, and also a KLR650. The KLR is a heavy underpowered pig, has flaccid suspension, and steers like a runaway watermelon truck with a flat tire in loose sand or gravel. But, it's a way...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 159,390
Posted By Skowinski
I'm not sure I can say much about off-road...

I'm not sure I can say much about off-road capabilities, aside from gravel roads, which the pegaso does just fine on. It is a heavy bike and certainly doesn't have "dirt bike" suspension. I think...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 65,067
Posted By Skowinski
I've thought about some performance upgrades for...

I've thought about some performance upgrades for my Hayabusa, but then I stop and realize the damn thing is stupidly fast just like it is. :lol3
Forum: Racing 06-14-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,931
Posted By Skowinski
I'm kinda puzzled by Crutchlow's complaining, it...

I'm kinda puzzled by Crutchlow's complaining, it is clear enough to the rest of the world what he was climbing onto with the Ducati deal. He had to know better than most of us what he was getting...
Forum: Racing 06-13-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,931
Posted By Skowinski
Wow, for once Marquez is not at the front right...

Wow, for once Marquez is not at the front right from the start of free practices... wonder how long that will last, probably until FP3. :lol2
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 65,067
Posted By Skowinski
I read that for 2001 and up models in the first 2...

I read that for 2001 and up models in the first 2 or 3 gears the ignition timing is changed a bit to soften the power delivery. The TRE modifications you may have heard about (a cheap, simple unit...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 65,067
Posted By Skowinski
That's odd, a friend has a 2000 model, my...

That's odd, a friend has a 2000 model, my understanding is they were the same as the unrestricted 99. I rode it and didn't notice much difference in the power/throttle response compared to my 04. ...
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,046
Posted By Skowinski
I bought a used Mofset RR from a low mileage 08...

I bought a used Mofset RR from a low mileage 08 Honda CBR600 off Ebay for $40, and along with a $40 wiring kit (nice waterproof connectors) from Eastern Beaver did the RR upgrade on my Aprilia...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 65,067
Posted By Skowinski
That's a beautiful 99, always loved that color...

That's a beautiful 99, always loved that color scheme. :freaky
Forum: Racing 06-09-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,931
Posted By Skowinski
Marquez is a juggernaut, but I'm still hoping to...

Marquez is a juggernaut, but I'm still hoping to see Rossi pull the rabbit out of the hat. It's a tough one for him to pull off with MM and Jorge out there (assuming JL is still on form, holee sheeit...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-07-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2,077
Views: 558,578
Posted By Skowinski
That's tomato sauce you fool. :fishie :D

That's tomato sauce you fool. :fishie

:D
Forum: Racing 06-02-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 16,460
Posted By Skowinski
Wow, watched the MotoGP race last night. That...

Wow, watched the MotoGP race last night. That was a real war between Lorenzo and Marquez! Great so see someone really challenging Marquez.

From the MotoGP website, quoting Marquez:

...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 159,390
Posted By Skowinski
Regulator/Rectifier upgrade completed. The new...

Regulator/Rectifier upgrade completed. The new Eastern Beaver 3-wire connector took quite a bit of force to snap together, but checks out ok on continuity through the wires, so I guess it's alright....
Forum: Racing 05-30-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 16,460
Posted By Skowinski
What's up with Pedrosa, is his arm still a...

What's up with Pedrosa, is his arm still a problem?
Forum: Racing 05-30-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 16,460
Posted By Skowinski
^^^ Looks like he's lost control of that Honda......

^^^ Looks like he's lost control of that Honda... :lol2
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