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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 03:47 PM
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Posted By leafman60
I finally got in. It took some fiddling. You must...

I finally got in. It took some fiddling. You must click the "Registreer" button to register and then provide additional info after they send you an email confirmation.

I can see all of Red's...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 04:39 AM
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Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
http://www.mgcn.nl/forum/index.php?showtopic=9648...

http://www.mgcn.nl/forum/index.php?showtopic=9648


Looks as though you must register to view any pictures and I could not get the website to accept my registration....


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Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8,326
Views: 1,354,094
Posted By leafman60
Well, good lord, that probably explains your...

Well, good lord, that probably explains your problem. Something in the re-installed wiring is not correct or the main switch is faulty or an abrasion on one of the wiring harnesses.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10,051
Views: 1,610,736
Posted By leafman60
Keep in mind that I said AFTER I made my...

Keep in mind that I said AFTER I made my suspension modifications.

In stock form, the bike had much too-soft springs and a lot of sag. I substantially increased the strength of the rear...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
That's great. We look forward to video of your...

That's great. We look forward to video of your Compressore Falcone.

Do you have a detailed list or description of how you built the engine, everything you did to it?

Thanks, Red.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 10,051
Views: 1,610,736
Posted By leafman60
Just a side note about the '09 models. ...

Just a side note about the '09 models.

These have a slightly lower suspension than the previous models. However, after replacing the rear spring and properly preloading the front springs, all to...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
A properly balanced flywheel should spin with no...

A properly balanced flywheel should spin with no oscillation, just like a balanced tire, and it should not add any off-balance forces to the crank onto which it is attached.

Balancing a crank is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 8,326
Views: 1,354,094
Posted By leafman60
I hate to hear about these sort of issues. ...

I hate to hear about these sort of issues. Sometimes they are difficult to diagnose. The problem could be many things.

Check the relays, check the fuel injector, check the coil(s), check the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
Kater, you are talking about your Civile that you...

Kater, you are talking about your Civile that you just completed? I think you have another one too.

If you are talking about the pretty red one, this means a LOT of work now to remove the engine...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9,275
Views: 1,324,776
Posted By leafman60
I have been using the new Conto TKC70's on my...

I have been using the new Conto TKC70's on my G650GS for about 1000 miles now. I like them.

They hold the road and have good traction on pavement, even wet pavement. Off-road, for anything...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10,051
Views: 1,610,736
Posted By leafman60
Yes, those have been made and I bought one for my...

Yes, those have been made and I bought one for my XCo. It makes the speedo dead-accurate.

I don't know if they are still available but look here for info on the recalibrated speedo rings-
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Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
Wow! Special entertainment tonight. Banquo,...

Wow! Special entertainment tonight.

Banquo, you are getting up there with Nick with those nice pictures of rides. That country of the glens is nice! Those are all some awesome bikes in that...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10,051
Views: 1,610,736
Posted By leafman60
No need to spend huge money- ...

No need to spend huge money-

http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc462/leafman60/BMW%20%202011%20Winter%20Rally%20-%20NE%20Florida%20BMW%20Owners/IMG_1976.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 10,051
Views: 1,610,736
Posted By leafman60
Swing arm service- ...

Swing arm service-

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24254223&postcount=8708


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Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
I guess everybody is out riding. Been quiet...

I guess everybody is out riding. Been quiet around here lately.

Whatever happened to Nitram???? Did he get everything put back together?
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,636
Posted By leafman60
aggressive tread + long street life = hard...

aggressive tread + long street life = hard rubber=poor road traction

be careful
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
Two helpful charts about tire pressure- ...

Two helpful charts about tire pressure-

http://www.eurospares.com/graphics/avontyre.jpg

http://www.avonmoto.com/tech/tire-pressure-guidelines

There's also the 10 percent rule-

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Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
All joking aside- pulling 140 KPH on a NF is...

All joking aside- pulling 140 KPH on a NF is amazing.

I'd love to know what the top speed of the bike on a level surface would be.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
Yes, you are correct. I made a mistake. I...

Yes, you are correct. I made a mistake.

I was in a hotel room on my tiny phone and I pushed a wrong button. My calculator is from Austria so that is what happened ;)

Mine is totally stock with...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-17-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
With standard gearing, 140 kph should have the...

With standard gearing, 140 kph should have the engine turning somewhere around 5250 rpm. (edited)
Forum: Old's Cool 06-16-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
I am on the road this week. The 100, 110...

I am on the road this week.

The 100, 110 tires should be fine. They make the bike handle quickly.

I run about 32 frt, 35 rear, pounds air.Sometimes a bit more.

140 is fast for one of these!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
Yes, that's close. I figured mine in...

Yes, that's close.

I figured mine in miles/feet.

At 80 KPH, my tach shows about 3000 RPM. 80 KPH = 80,000 Meters per hour. 80,000 Meters Per Hour / 60 minutes = 1333.33 meters per minute.
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Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
I took my Civile out for another extended run...

I took my Civile out for another extended run yesterday in the mild temperatures of the late afternoon.

I will spare you guys another passionate exposition on the ride quality of a Nuovo Falcone...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
Those are some beautiful bikes, Andy! Sure is...

Those are some beautiful bikes, Andy! Sure is taking a lot of time to get them into the country!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-14-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13,425
Views: 1,945,701
Posted By leafman60
That's no big deal like that on smooth flat...

That's no big deal like that on smooth flat ground. I've watched people walk a BMW LT all over the place on the rear wheel. Good grief.

I'm talking about riding rough off-road over obstacles on...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-14-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
That's an impressive organ ! ...

That's an impressive organ !

http://mypipeorganhobby.blogspot.com/2009/12/bruckner-organ-at-stift-stflorian.html
Forum: Old's Cool 06-13-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
Train pictures!!! ...

Train pictures!!!

http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j390/Guzzigatto/Oberschlierbach%2013-06-2015/image.jpg3_zpsprpztgdq.jpg...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-12-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13,425
Views: 1,945,701
Posted By leafman60
A Junior Stelvio would be awesome. I hope...

A Junior Stelvio would be awesome.

I hope any new 800 or 900 is not simply an economy version of the Big Block.

Yes, there were a lot of smiles from factory reps when we discussed this...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-12-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13,425
Views: 1,945,701
Posted By leafman60
That's not the way you ride a 600+ pound...

That's not the way you ride a 600+ pound motorcycle off-road. Good lord. lol
Forum: Old's Cool 06-12-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
Maybe that gorge was at "Three Rivers." Does that...

Maybe that gorge was at "Three Rivers." Does that ring a bell?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-12-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
I've made several motorcycle trips to...

I've made several motorcycle trips to Newfoundland but I was en route easterly along the coast pretty much. I did take the ferry from Newfoundland once and then rode to Red Bay and back down toward...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-12-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
Those are amazing. I've seen locks before but...

Those are amazing. I've seen locks before but never one of these ganged-lock arrangements.

I was not aware of that stretch of riverways in Canada having so many locks.

Banquo, I know you will...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
Speaking of Scotland, have any of you ever done...

Speaking of Scotland, have any of you ever done one of the loch cruises like this-

http://www.caleycruisers.com/cruising-area/
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
No editing problems here. Thx

No editing problems here. Thx
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
That's beautiful landscape, Banquo. I can't...

That's beautiful landscape, Banquo.

I can't think of any other machine that would have allowed you to savor the sights any better than The Mighty Falcon.

I made a similar run on my Civile this...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
Question for Nick- Nick, last year when you...

Question for Nick-

Nick, last year when you had valve troubles and had your head reworked, what exactly was the condition that precipitated the repairs? Were your seats worn out or were the valve...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
That Civile looks very nice for 35,000 KM. Are...

That Civile looks very nice for 35,000 KM. Are you sure is hasn't been restored?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
Just making sure you read the website!

Just making sure you read the website!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 145,470
Posted By leafman60
Kater, that looks like a fine museum. What is the...

Kater, that looks like a fine museum. What is the story behind it? Does it belong to some particular rider who simply collected the bikes?

That Civile looks fantastic. Did you notice how many KM...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-07-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 613,374
Posted By leafman60
I didn't actually say that but my review of...

I didn't actually say that but my review of riding the Motus is extremely positive. It is certainly one of the most exhilarating machines I've ever ridden.

I've had a bunch. Although I've owned...
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