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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-14-2007, 12:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,860
Posted By Marco Prozzo
Mea culpa. Hey, great pics, everyone! I'm going...

Mea culpa. Hey, great pics, everyone! I'm going to have to retire...you don't need no stinkin' staff photographer! Keep'em coming!

Here's the only one I'll contribute. Y'all can throw a pity...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2006, 07:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,841
Posted By Marco Prozzo
If you will permit me a complement, my friend,...

If you will permit me a complement, my friend, and no, it's not about your kilt!: "Luck" had very little to do with the success of this rally that you made happen. You took your passion and rolled...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2006, 06:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,841
Posted By Marco Prozzo
Thumb Luca may actually arrange these in some kind of...

Luca may actually arrange these in some kind of order once he recovers, but here are a few pics in no particular order:

http://www.marcoprozzo.com/pnwgs (best NOT viewed with Safari, unless you...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2006, 04:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,933
Posted By Marco Prozzo
Laugh Just a follow-up that may provide useful...

Just a follow-up that may provide useful information (and a correction, on my part) to others:

Marc, you were quite correct; the M10 bolt does indeed take an 8mm hex wrench (it is not a Torx, or...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2006, 07:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,933
Posted By Marco Prozzo
40Nm is ONLY for the single M10 bolt. The other...

40Nm is ONLY for the single M10 bolt. The other 4 bolts are spec'd at 20Nm + 180 degrees.

I cross checked this in two Oilhead manuals (one RS and one GS) and both spec it the same. The Crayola...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2006, 06:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,933
Posted By Marco Prozzo
Thanks Marc. That clears that up. Back to the...

Thanks Marc. That clears that up. Back to the wrenching! Thanks again to all.:wave

Marco
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2006, 01:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,933
Posted By Marco Prozzo
Yeah, that's the exactly the bolt I was thinking...

Yeah, that's the exactly the bolt I was thinking it was...but on mine it takes a 7mm hex wrench. Doesn't that make it an M7:dunno
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2006, 09:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,933
Posted By Marco Prozzo
And here's the fabulous instructions, complete...

And here's the fabulous instructions, complete with detailed illustration:
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2006, 09:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,933
Posted By Marco Prozzo
Here's the nuts:

Here's the nuts:
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2006, 09:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,933
Posted By Marco Prozzo
OK, so I pop open off the head cover, as I've...

OK, so I pop open off the head cover, as I've done many times for valve adjustments, and managed to find the four nuts to torque down the head (which I've never done before). In addition, the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2006, 07:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,933
Posted By Marco Prozzo
:D Thanks all for the great input! Sounds like a...

:D Thanks all for the great input! Sounds like a walk in the park. I'll have at it momentarily. Meanwhile, here is part B of the question; The service manager also suggested I adjust the valves as...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-15-2006, 06:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,527
Posted By Marco Prozzo
You know Dawn would definitely fill out that...

You know Dawn would definitely fill out that ensemble quite nicely Luca:eek1 . Make sure to post some pics, OK? Maybe Dawn on your bike wearing all that cool swag. Ohhh, I'm starting to perspire. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2006, 01:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,933
Posted By Marco Prozzo
Re-Torquing Heads on Oilhead

Anyone every have to re-torque the heads on an Oilhead? Is there a very specific procedure that needs to be performed by German Neurosurgeons with exotic stainless steel devices in a precise and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-15-2006, 12:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,527
Posted By Marco Prozzo
Big crack to fill perhaps? Why not get seven;...

Big crack to fill perhaps? Why not get seven; remember, floss daily!:D
Forum: Vendors 03-16-2006, 12:15 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 37,908
Posted By Marco Prozzo
and finally my most expensive Picture so far. ...

and finally my most expensive Picture so far.
http://patineto.smugmug.com/photos/1185086-M.jpg


Hey, I resemble that remark! :0-0 Sorry to hear you'd fell on dark times Ricky. I'm going...
Forum: Vendors 10-19-2005, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,038
Posted By Marco Prozzo
Pissed I ordered a pair of Cowboy Jammies from Touratech...

I ordered a pair of Cowboy Jammies from Touratech and they arrived with cartridge shell buttons. The picture showed Buffalo Nickel buttons! Those loser's over on Cherry Street won't even return my...
Forum: Regional forums 05-25-2004, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By Marco Prozzo
:thumb Seattle Police have since recovered both...

:thumb Seattle Police have since recovered both vehicles. Both were left parked on the street and seemingly abandoned. The truck was found first, and the bike about two weeks later. Dominic got...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2004, 09:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,431
Posted By Marco Prozzo
Thumb :deal An addendum regarding the legal issues...

:deal An addendum regarding the legal issues surrounding the use of HID and Halogen auxiliary lighting: In the April 2004 issue of Rider magazine there is an article on lighting, "Making Light" by...
Forum: Regional forums 04-21-2004, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By Marco Prozzo
Pissed STOLEN BIKE/Seattle: Cross-Posted (Please Forward)

Please forward this on to other lists (I am currently posting it to the Big GS list at Micapeak, the NW GS list, and to ADV Rider):

Dominic Groves of Touratech-USA/Cycoactive was the unfortunate...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2004, 11:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,431
Posted By Marco Prozzo
Just use a "REAL" digital camera that records...

Just use a "REAL" digital camera that records .wav sound files along with each image. That's how I did it. Bob Dylan wannabe's need not apply - screw the cue-cards man!

Marco

PS If you can...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2004, 10:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,431
Posted By Marco Prozzo
Yes, that is the integral replacement setup that...

Yes, that is the integral replacement setup that Touratech markets for the 650. I don't know for sure, but I believe it is a Hella projector low beam, very similar to the DE external Hella though it...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2004, 10:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,431
Posted By Marco Prozzo
Thanks Tony- Yes, it was a bit of work, but with...

Thanks Tony- Yes, it was a bit of work, but with all the good company I think we all had a lot of fund doing it too.

As far as the 520 goes, I'd agree with you if my objective were strictly...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2004, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,431
Posted By Marco Prozzo
Thanks Jim. Yeah, it would have been nice to have...

Thanks Jim. Yeah, it would have been nice to have a few more different lights to compare. It was fun to do and we all had a good time. Well, Diesel got kind of bored! As it was we didn't get back...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2004, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,431
Posted By Marco Prozzo
HID Lighting Comparo Photogrpaphs / Cross-Posted

Well, what started out as a simple photograph showing the difference
between my new Touratech integral HID light has grown into a more
complete lighting roundup! I'm not sure how this all...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2004, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,258
Posted By Marco Prozzo
Hey Tony- This same question came up on all...

Hey Tony-

This same question came up on all three lists I cross-posted the original post to. I'm taking the liberty of providing a response from Kimmo, the new guy at Touratech U.S.A./Cycoactive...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2004, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,258
Posted By Marco Prozzo
Thanks Chuck - that's all good to know for me as...

Thanks Chuck - that's all good to know for me as the HID technology is all new to me. Yes, I believe the ballast for mine is a D2s if I'm not mistaken. Regarding the PIAA's which I've been running...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2004, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,258
Posted By Marco Prozzo
Thumb Sounds like a rockin' settup! I believe the...

Sounds like a rockin' settup! I believe the Hella Micro DE's are the fog lamps that Touratech adapts with their fog lamp kit. How did you mount yours? Do they come with standard mounting bolts? ...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2004, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,258
Posted By Marco Prozzo
Yesiree Tony, a better lowbeam would be great! ...

Yesiree Tony, a better lowbeam would be great! Nice job on the install on your bike....that looks like a good solution and cheap to boot. Dual HID's on the Oilheads might be a very difficult option...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2004, 05:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,258
Posted By Marco Prozzo
Here's some pics of the headlight installation...

Here's some pics of the headlight installation with all the plastic removed. This shows the billet adapter that is part of the touratech kit. I'm still making adjustments to the beam direction. ...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2004, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,258
Posted By Marco Prozzo
Well fuck me then:huh ! You're just the third...

Well fuck me then:huh ! You're just the third person to point that out. Sorry, it kept coming up as a mispelled word in my email program. I got'st ta' educate my computer I guess!
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2004, 04:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,258
Posted By Marco Prozzo
I've been running PIAA 520 driving lights on...

I've been running PIAA 520 driving lights on always during the day. Not sure if they are DOT but never been stopped for that, and the times I have been stopped the officer never questioned my...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2004, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,258
Posted By Marco Prozzo
Nope, I'd read Marc's post much earlier and...

Nope, I'd read Marc's post much earlier and responded to it. I added the edit here after I realized by your signature that you were the other half of Micatech....seemed easier since it was...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2004, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,258
Posted By Marco Prozzo
The link you provided also has a link for...

The link you provided also has a link for downloading the instructions in English.

I truly doubt you will ever be stopped anywhere for having a non DOT approved light in operation on your...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2004, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,258
Posted By Marco Prozzo
I partially agree with you Tony. The oem low...

I partially agree with you Tony. The oem low beam is pathetic. A good substitute might be a good set of fog lamps. Driving lights however in any form will offend oncoming drivers, and HID lights...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2004, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,258
Posted By Marco Prozzo
Sorry it cost you my friend, but it'll be money...

Sorry it cost you my friend, but it'll be money well spent IMO!

Best,

Marco
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2004, 11:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,258
Posted By Marco Prozzo
New Touratech HID / Cross-posted

OK, I'm making up for that recent incident of Touratech-bashing from a while back, with yet a second recommendation. I just finished installing another excellent product from them that is new to...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2004, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,151
Posted By Marco Prozzo
The random placement of amorphous film grain...

The random placement of amorphous film grain tends to look more natural than the very regular placement of sharply defined pixels. So when each rear their ugly heads in blowing up respective images...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2004, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By Marco Prozzo
I should have posted a link to Cycoactive, where...

I should have posted a link to Cycoactive, where you can purchase both the Odyssey battery as well as the L-adapters. Their website has all the contact information, but the adapters are a new...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2004, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,151
Posted By Marco Prozzo
Glad to be of some assistance Alex. The SRT202...

Glad to be of some assistance Alex. The SRT202 was a damn reliable camera and did a great job for the most part. Nothing wrong with it at all.

I don't know if the smaller-sensor cameras that...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2004, 12:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,151
Posted By Marco Prozzo
Looks like you got some pretty good input...

Looks like you got some pretty good input already. I can give you a professional (http://www.marcoprozzo.com) perspective, for whatever it's worth. I'll make it simple and to the point, though the...
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