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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4,217
Views: 494,257
Posted By Hank.SD
They complained about the turning radius, but...

They complained about the turning radius, but that was about the only real complaint.
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4,217
Views: 494,257
Posted By Hank.SD
The Motorcyclist article was a good read. They...

The Motorcyclist article was a good read. They also covered the Motus in one of the editorials, "The Definition of Insanity".

Sounds like a fabulous bike to me. I wish it cost $18K too,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,970
Posted By Hank.SD
Thanks guys. I'm sending the head and cylinder...

Thanks guys. I'm sending the head and cylinder to DJH and he'll get it all setup for me. I'll stick to the grunt work :norton
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,970
Posted By Hank.SD
I tore apart one of my 400s today, it was a bit...

I tore apart one of my 400s today, it was a bit smokey and burning a little oil.

I'd like to send the head somewhere reputable for new seals and whatever else is needed. Can anyone recommend a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4,217
Views: 494,257
Posted By Hank.SD
Looks good. Looks like they've spiffed up the...

Looks good. Looks like they've spiffed up the valve covers a bit.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-15-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,671
Posted By Hank.SD
Haulbikes.com has a special running, $525...

Haulbikes.com has a special running, $525 anywhere to anywhere, but it sonds like you are committed to riding. Please keep us posted.

I don't see how you're going to get far enough south to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,618
Posted By Hank.SD
Looks like someone dumped my tote of stereo, tv,...

Looks like someone dumped my tote of stereo, tv, and phone cables on then engine.
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,077
Posted By Hank.SD
I've been fixing up a 1980 CB750F for fun, so far...

I've been fixing up a 1980 CB750F for fun, so far parts have been very easy to find for that bike. I've purchased a stator rotor, regulator rectifier, some gaskets. I see ebay is loaded with...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4,217
Views: 494,257
Posted By Hank.SD
Did I insult someone? Wasn't my intent. ...

Did I insult someone? Wasn't my intent.



:rofl Sort of an odd comparison, but OK! I had to look up Godwins' law.

I'm sure if they were to start over, they'd do things differently. I...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4,217
Views: 494,257
Posted By Hank.SD
I'd just love to know how many of the armchair...

I'd just love to know how many of the armchair quarterback / naysayers in this thread have ever built their own company, or designed anything for mass production, or dealt with federal agencies and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,603
Views: 1,382,541
Posted By Hank.SD
My wife and I have been loving this RR from the...

My wife and I have been loving this RR from the start. We both want to say thanks for sharing such a great adventure, and for doing it so well. And of course offer our condolences to Neda. So...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,560
Posted By Hank.SD
Just curious, but what makes the 05/06 GSXR more...

Just curious, but what makes the 05/06 GSXR more desirable than an 07 or newer?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-16-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,811
Posted By Hank.SD
Just a couple days to go.. bump.

Just a couple days to go.. bump.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6,973
Views: 1,137,913
Posted By Hank.SD
Stu, you are really a button pusher aren't you. ...

Stu, you are really a button pusher aren't you.

This:



Is clearly intended to display your superiority and demonstrate that I am some clown that is suckered by marketing slogans. The...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6,973
Views: 1,137,913
Posted By Hank.SD
I bet if I use my optical comparator I could...

I bet if I use my optical comparator I could really get you some great information, huh.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6,973
Views: 1,137,913
Posted By Hank.SD
I didn't realize I was here to satisfy you with...

I didn't realize I was here to satisfy you with emperical data.

But if you must know, the mains were the same. The needle seems to be the big difference.

If you're unable to tell when...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6,973
Views: 1,137,913
Posted By Hank.SD
Geez.. Let me put it this way: Using a...

Geez..

Let me put it this way:

Using a JD kit and recommended jets for my altitude, vs using a Blais kit and recommended jets for my altitude, the bike run better with Blais. It pulls harder...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6,973
Views: 1,137,913
Posted By Hank.SD
I'll second the Blais vs JD butt dyno experience....

I'll second the Blais vs JD butt dyno experience.

I was a big believer in JD after my WR450, but with my 400 XCW and also my BIL's 530 XCW - we both switched from JD to Blais and found Blais...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20,674
Views: 2,432,134
Posted By Hank.SD
I think the vacuum unit can only be used on...

I think the vacuum unit can only be used on carbed (06 and older) LC8s. It wouldn't be an option on a high pressure FI bike.

I also think that's backwards. I'd much rather have an electric pump...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-15-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,811
Posted By Hank.SD
June 2014 Dakota Dual Sport Riders in the Black Hills

Official sign up page is at dakotadualsportriders.com

The 2014 Dakota Dual Sport Riders June rally will once again be held in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota! Camping will be at the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 20,674
Views: 2,432,134
Posted By Hank.SD
marking its territory

My 08 has a minor counter shaft seal leak.
Anyone got a link to a complete seal kit?

Does the 690 benefit from a domed washer like my 400 does, or is this a different setup?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,538
Posted By Hank.SD
One year ago i paid 10K for a 2011 with a few...

One year ago i paid 10K for a 2011 with a few farkles and was happy with the deal. It had 6400 miles and was in great shape.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-18-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5,608
Views: 1,012,034
Posted By Hank.SD
I could make a few up if there is some interest.....

I could make a few up if there is some interest.. I'll figure out what they'd cost.



Sent from my Pocket Altair 8800
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-18-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5,066
Views: 501,508
Posted By Hank.SD
Used one month... LOL. Did grandma get dumped in...

Used one month... LOL. Did grandma get dumped in the yard?





Cremation Urn Vault - $100 (Milbank, SD)

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Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-18-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5,608
Views: 1,012,034
Posted By Hank.SD
I made this spool up for balancing the rear...

I made this spool up for balancing the rear wheel. What's everyone else doing?

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/jasonh_010/Tigers/IMG_20140417_142741_704.jpg...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-15-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5,608
Views: 1,012,034
Posted By Hank.SD
Sounds like the mechanic made a mistake? ...

Sounds like the mechanic made a mistake?

Sent from my Pocket Altair 8800
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-14-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5,608
Views: 1,012,034
Posted By Hank.SD
Yeah I have a wheel stand and indicator. Right...

Yeah I have a wheel stand and indicator. Right now I've got total run out to about .5 mm and with some more work can get it better.

I was mostly just wondering what the service limit is.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-13-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5,608
Views: 1,012,034
Posted By Hank.SD
Spoked wheel run out?

Can anyone with a TEX service manual tell me the permissible run-out for the spoked wheels?

I have an 800 XC service manual but not one for the 1200 yet. 1mm axial and radial is the spec...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 20,674
Views: 2,432,134
Posted By Hank.SD
Why not just try the evo1 map to find out... ...

Why not just try the evo1 map to find out... Its free after all and super easy to do... Just gotta get a cable which is a good thing to have anyway. My 08 runs like a scalded cat with the evo1...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-10-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,336
Posted By Hank.SD
I put 7000 miles on my 1200xc and 3000 miles on...

I put 7000 miles on my 1200xc and 3000 miles on my wife's 800xc last summer. I love them both and if I were starting over and could only have one it would be a tough choice. If the 800 had...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 20,674
Views: 2,432,134
Posted By Hank.SD
Thanks guys. 690 has a 3.5" rim?

Thanks guys. 690 has a 3.5" rim?
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 20,674
Views: 2,432,134
Posted By Hank.SD
Mitas E-07

Can anyone tell me what width Mitas E-07 I should order for the rear?
Seems like a read a post a while back that said 140 is too wide?
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20,674
Views: 2,432,134
Posted By Hank.SD
Do you have a 130 or 140 width? I'm liking the...

Do you have a 130 or 140 width? I'm liking the look of that tire.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20,674
Views: 2,432,134
Posted By Hank.SD
You can see it here on my shiny new Oberon unit. ...

You can see it here on my shiny new Oberon unit.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/jasonh_010/KTM/1396657469588.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 20,674
Views: 2,432,134
Posted By Hank.SD
Got some decent miles on my 08 today. First run...

Got some decent miles on my 08 today. First run after the addition of a Q4, Evo airbox cover and Evo1 map. I think the smiles per miles ratio might be the highest I've experienced in 30 years of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,801
Posted By Hank.SD
08 gearbox ratios are the same as other years? ...

08 gearbox ratios are the same as other years?

I bought an 08 last fall. Haven't got to ride it much yet, but I thought it was a blast in the little I did ride it. It was bone stock.

Just...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 27,171
Posted By Hank.SD
The only bike in my stable worthy of Starbucks is...

The only bike in my stable worthy of Starbucks is my JiangDong...

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/jasonh_010/jf200/IMG_20130703_185310_632.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 57,378
Posted By Hank.SD
Where is that Ti bird located? That is really...

Where is that Ti bird located? That is really sharp!
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,830
Posted By Hank.SD
LOL.. great post.. thanks for the laugh. Day...

LOL.. great post.. thanks for the laugh. Day in day out injury... :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,830
Posted By Hank.SD
I just pulled this head. 'nother bullet proof...

I just pulled this head. 'nother bullet proof yammer. http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/jasonh_010/Misc/IMG_20130904_194600_777.jpg...
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