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Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2,038
Views: 171,156
Posted By pmelby
Thanks, I guess that my method of searching the...

Thanks, I guess that my method of searching the 2014 model line up didn't work. I tend to ignore the 'flash' screens as marketing and I didn't get the 'Street' as the trade-marked name of the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2,038
Views: 171,156
Posted By pmelby
I don't see any mention of it on the 2014 model...

I don't see any mention of it on the 2014 model line up on the H-D website.

melby
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 2,753
Views: 276,781
Posted By pmelby
Are all H-D test rides escorted? I did a test on...

Are all H-D test rides escorted? I did a test on an XR1200 a couple of years ago and was surprised that there was an escort rider (on a straight piped big twin, no less:puke1) who followed me...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 1,051,362
Posted By pmelby
Please disregard the questions about the offset...

Please disregard the questions about the offset adjustment, did a search in the 690R Wunderthread and all my questions are resolved.

Trying to keep this a pics only thread...

cheers,
melby...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 1,051,362
Posted By pmelby
Sorry, only -15f as of now, a slight warming...

Sorry, only -15f as of now, a slight warming trend. Been dang cold so far this winter, good thing that we've got global warming, or it would really be f..cking cold.:lol3

Regarding the fork...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 1,051,362
Posted By pmelby
The rear axel attachment is from PitBull, a...

The rear axel attachment is from PitBull, a trailer restraint system. These restraints are primarily sold to folks that trailer a street bike to a track-day type event. I've modified a set of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 1,051,362
Posted By pmelby
Thanks. I got to ride the bike a few times...

Thanks.

I got to ride the bike a few times before the dark ages set in, noticed that it was easy to induce a head shake. I've never had a bike with this light and quick steering so I figure that...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 1,051,362
Posted By pmelby
New to me 690R

Here's the bike after a ~1200mile round trip drive to collect it. Many thanks to the inmate who sold it to me for taking such good care of it:...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,225
Posted By pmelby
Multistrada to 690R

I'm working on transiting from road touring to dual sport type touring. Just picked up a lightly used 2011 KTM 690R Enduro. I briefly tried a 650 X-Country but found it too cramped. Love the power...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 11,666
Posted By pmelby
'75?? XL250 (purchased in '79) '82?? 650...

'75?? XL250 (purchased in '79)
'82?? 650 Nighthawk
'84?? V45 Sabre
'85 K100RT (bought new, still have)
'89 R100GS (bought new)
'91 R1100RS
'01 R1150GS (bought new)
'05 R1200GS
'08 K1200R
'09...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,681
Posted By pmelby
Yeah, sublime motor, light weight etc. not...

Yeah, sublime motor, light weight etc. not air-cooled though...

Try this in 'Thumpers':
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=910436

cheers,
melby
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2,038
Views: 171,156
Posted By pmelby
:norton The EPA has been regulating the...

:norton

The EPA has been regulating the allowable pollution from commercial jet engines sine 1973.:deal

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-18/pdf/2012-13828.pdf

melby
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1,400
Views: 131,161
Posted By pmelby
Adding 4-6" to a wheelbase that is already...

Adding 4-6" to a wheelbase that is already 68"?:cry

cheers,
melby
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2,753
Views: 276,781
Posted By pmelby
The good old days.....:rofl cheers, melby

The good old days.....:rofl

cheers,
melby
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8,589
Views: 1,222,183
Posted By pmelby
New to me X-Country

Here's a pic of my new '08 X-Co thanks to Flea Market. Also, thanks goes out to the previous owner and inmate for taking such good care of the bike.
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 17,788
Posted By pmelby
It appears to me that these people know what they...

It appears to me that these people know what they are doing. Go to the LASD test, virtually the same numbers for the H-Ds. Seems like the MSP top speed test is pretty fool proof, pretty hard not to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 17,788
Posted By pmelby
Chevrolet Caprice 9C1 6.0L 0-100mph 14.28sec ...

Chevrolet Caprice 9C1 6.0L
0-100mph 14.28sec
1/4m 14.52sec @ 100mph
top speed 154mph

from this test:
http://michigan.gov/documents/msp/VehicleTestBook2013-sm_406312_7.pdf

cheers,
melby
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 17,788
Posted By pmelby
Michigan Authority Vehicle Testing

The Michigan State Police is apparently going to be testing a couple of Moto Guzzi this year as well as a Yamaha. Should be interesting to see the results of the performance testing.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 24,405
Posted By pmelby
API advertising campaign against ethanol. ...

API advertising campaign against ethanol.


http://www.keloland.com/newsdetail.cfm/ad-against-ethanol-causes-controversy/?id=150809

From AAA;
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,720
Posted By pmelby
Parade Stupidity

I inadvertently ended up in the middle of a cruiser 'parade' today. This happened on MN23 between Spicer and New London; I was in my cage headed north on the 4-lane, divided highway when I noticed a...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5,578
Views: 1,088,544
Posted By pmelby
They work for me. As the dealer is...

They work for me.

As the dealer is 150+miles away, and I service my own bike, the dynabeads just make sense. I've used them on 4 sets of tires on 3 different bikes, every time they worked as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 24,405
Posted By pmelby
The force is strong with this one.:lol3 ...

The force is strong with this one.:lol3

cheers,
melby
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 24,405
Posted By pmelby
Ducati is going this route after the problems...

Ducati is going this route after the problems associated with their PA-6 nylon tanks and crappy ethanol gas. One thing about the CNG cylinder, it is good until 2024.:clap

cheers,
melby
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 24,405
Posted By pmelby
If you think that the energy density of EToh is...

If you think that the energy density of EToh is bad, consider that it requires a 70l (18.5gal) CNG tank to give the equivalent energy of 5.2gal of gas (GGE).

That would be like building the bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 24,405
Posted By pmelby
How about the benefit that it is a renewable...

How about the benefit that it is a renewable source of energy that doesn't have to be imported? We're importing on the order to 500,000 barrels per day of gasoline and the blending components to...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5,578
Views: 1,088,544
Posted By pmelby
Mid-season break for new tires

Just finished pulling the wheels and levering off the old skins. Surprisingly easy getting the tires off of the wheels, the carcass of the Pirelli's not quite as stiff as the Tourance, etc. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,090
Posted By pmelby
I'll be the first to agree that I'm not a H-D...

I'll be the first to agree that I'm not a H-D fan, especially when the majority of riders in my area are of the 'Bubba Blatt' variety, and the only riding they do is weekend 'runs', ending up with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,090
Posted By pmelby
I don't understand the mentality, purchasing a...

I don't understand the mentality, purchasing a vehicle just because of a name. If I was to be putting my hard earned money down on a toy, I sure as hell would investigate the market to see what is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 24,405
Posted By pmelby
E15-20 in a Big Twin

I can see the benefits or running a higher EToh blend in a motorcycle like a large displacement v-twin, the higher octane and also evaporative cooling effect of the fuel would be positive. Sure...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,090
Posted By pmelby
Looks pretty typical for all the Sportster...

Looks pretty typical for all the Sportster models, ~26" seat height, 2.5" suspension travel front & back. Pseudo knobbie tires, & chain final aren't enough to overcome the basic limitations of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 24,405
Posted By pmelby
The fact remains that to bring 1mbtu of gasoline...

The fact remains that to bring 1mbtu of gasoline energy to the pump, it requires on the order of 1.3mbtu of fossil energy. The energy is required to extract the oil from the ground, transport to the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3,202
Views: 333,433
Posted By pmelby
Separate gearbox and motor lubrication? ...

Separate gearbox and motor lubrication?

http://www.vfrdiscussion.com/forum/uploads/gallery/album_6958/med_gallery_2144_6958_1728985.jpg

Looking forward to hearing about the design details of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 24,405
Posted By pmelby
The RFS law states that the US will derive 30% of...

The RFS law states that the US will derive 30% of the required energy for motor fuel in 2030 from a renewable source. The amount of that fuel to be sourced from corn starch based EtOH to be capped...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 5,578
Views: 1,088,544
Posted By pmelby
I just got done flushing the rear brake on my...

I just got done flushing the rear brake on my 2010, at 5k miles (2nd season, bought new last fall), due to spongy brake feel and dark fluid. The bleeding is a bit of a pain since you have to remove...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 24,405
Posted By pmelby
Google Venezuela gas prices for a real lesson in...

Google Venezuela gas prices for a real lesson in subsidized production.

From the US DOE:


Go here for real info on renewable fuels:...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3,202
Views: 333,433
Posted By pmelby
Looks good to me, hope that I can afford one...

Looks good to me, hope that I can afford one someday.

melby
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,131
Posted By pmelby
It's the tanks made from PA6 which is a paintable...

It's the tanks made from PA6 which is a paintable nylon. Not just a Ducati problem, H-D XR1200, Aprilia, Triumph also have models with painted nylon tanks. The water that is absorbed by the ethanol...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3,202
Views: 333,433
Posted By pmelby
Me too. It is going to be nice to have a...

Me too.

It is going to be nice to have a different choice in an American bike, from the low seat height, overweight & flatulent (not stock exhaust) offerings by our other two national...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 24,405
Posted By pmelby
I call bullshit here. The law requires that...

I call bullshit here. The law requires that 'billion's of gallons of a RENEWABLE fuel be blended into our national motor fuel pool. Says nothing about it being corn-starch derived ethanol. If you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 24,405
Posted By pmelby
Wrong again. The VEETC (Volumetric Ethanol...

Wrong again. The VEETC (Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit) provided a $0.45 tax credit for each gallon of ethanol used by the blender. The blenders are the gasoline distribution companies (big...
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