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Forum: Day Trippin' 08-02-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,537
Posted By Xsbank
If you had gone further to Wastwater and then to...

If you had gone further to Wastwater and then to the base of Great Gable, there is a pub there that sells Old Peculiar (Ale? Bitter?) which will spoil you for North American swill for ever after....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,550
Posted By Xsbank
In 1970 I bought my first bike, a Triumph 500...

In 1970 I bought my first bike, a Triumph 500 Tiger. Rode it for a month and thought it was bit slow and small, took it back to the dealer and traded it (and about $150) for a brand new...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 19,149
Posted By Xsbank
I need an adjuster - is this device ready for...

I need an adjuster - is this device ready for sale or do I buy a Twinmax? I hope this is not a rude question but its Spring and the scoot needs its fix.:D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-29-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,327
Posted By Xsbank
Eek Holy Cr*p!

Holy Cr*p!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 66,176
Posted By Xsbank
Great thread. But.... Why do you think its...

Great thread. But....

Why do you think its necessary to "quote" the pictures again when you make comments? This thread is twice as long and much harder to follow than it need be.

Am I the only...
Forum: Face plant 09-10-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,878
Posted By Xsbank
Thumb That Guzzi is gorgeous! Take some of the dosh and...

That Guzzi is gorgeous! Take some of the dosh and get a demo or a 'slightly used' one and pay down the loan.

Buy another Guzzi, no question.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,999
Posted By Xsbank
Using signals in Quebec is a sign of weakness and...

Using signals in Quebec is a sign of weakness and you will get cut-off/ gap-filled or embedded in somebody's bumper should you use yours.

We have a "no hand-held" cell-phone law here and because...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 34,988
Posted By Xsbank
You 'must' have the clamp on the body of the...

You 'must' have the clamp on the body of the damper incorrectly placed as there is no intention in the design for it to act as a stop.

Try 5 clicks and go out again, after you have adjusted the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 34,988
Posted By Xsbank
I have a '98 R1100R with a shot steering damper,...

I have a '98 R1100R with a shot steering damper, i.e. no resistance at all. I got a used damper from a Kawasaki (Hyperpro) which uses the same stroke as the one spec'd for the 1100. I used the old...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 74,101
Posted By Xsbank
What K are you talking about? Every K1200RS that...

What K are you talking about? Every K1200RS that I rode when looking for one rode like a turbine train. I didn't buy one because I discovered the R I bought and the Ks I saw were not babied enough; I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 34,988
Posted By Xsbank
I tried all the links and even Googled it and no...

I tried all the links and even Googled it and no joy - then today I tried it again and it works. I'll give it a go. Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 34,988
Posted By Xsbank
EPM's site seems to be toast - any other vendors...

EPM's site seems to be toast - any other vendors out there that somebody here might have used? Websites?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 571
Posted By Xsbank
Stolen From Pipeburn

"Written by guest writer Andrew Jones (AKA Pamberjack):

When I first started riding, I naively assumed it’d just be me, the bike, and the road to consider. But soon after I dared to move out of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,180
Posted By Xsbank
Water, water and water. You don't drink enough of...

Water, water and water. You don't drink enough of it and you already have too much salt in your diet. The rest is marketing, pop fashion and claptrap.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,064
Posted By Xsbank
In Quebec, signalling is a sign of weakness and...

In Quebec, signalling is a sign of weakness and you will be eaten! Signals are rare, unexpected and frequently wrong.

Don't forget a signal is just that and does not commit you to further action -...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,493
Posted By Xsbank
I have the latest Airflow pants and the Touring...

I have the latest Airflow pants and the Touring boots. The pants are great and the boots are hot but the Airflow boots seemed flimsy and had bad reviews. Alpinestars mesh (cheap) but effective...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,737
Posted By Xsbank
Anything tinted, even yellow, will cost you...

Anything tinted, even yellow, will cost you 'some' night vision. Also, make sure they are safety lenses.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,151
Posted By Xsbank
Steering damper Hooped?

How much resistance should you feel when you turn the bars? Seems that when the bike is on the centrestand there is little or no resistance - do I want some? Can you rebuild the stock damper? Should...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 49,743
Posted By Xsbank
Laugh I have had surging and on/off throttle ever since...

I have had surging and on/off throttle ever since I bought this bike used. '98 R1100R with 40,000 km. Since I bought it, I have set the valves, synced the throttle-bodies, replaced the Bosch plugs...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 49,743
Posted By Xsbank
My 98 R1100R has a pink plug, pins 30, 86 and...

My 98 R1100R has a pink plug, pins 30, 86 and 87A, which is the mystery plug missing from the list. The bike surges (much less since I sync'd and did a valve adjust) and it has the dreaded 'on/off'...
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,550
Posted By Xsbank
Problem with the beam type - you have to be in...

Problem with the beam type - you have to be in front of it to read it accurately. Sometimes, (like torquing the wheels on my R1100) I have to push the brake and torque at the same time, means I need...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,357
Posted By Xsbank
BMW Airflow 3 Pants

I bought these a week ago and they seem to fit well, allow enough room to bend knees and hips, armour that flexes, flow enough air as long as you are moving (Oilhead with a windshield). They are...
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1,379
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 299,817
Posted By Xsbank
Talking After having carefully rounded off the bolts on...

After having carefully rounded off the bolts on the rear shock absorber mounts on a 1972 Golf that you just bought for your daughter, with a marked-down 12-point socket set you got at Canadian Tire,...
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