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Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 21,444
Posted By motoretro
I can't really say I've ever seen a 19", wire or...

I can't really say I've ever seen a 19", wire or alloy wheel on a Guzzi although I'm sure Buchanans could lace up a wheel for you if you can source a hub off a G5 or something similar. They do nice...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-05-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3,565
Views: 727,354
Posted By motoretro
Thanks for the tunes. Motoretro

Thanks for the tunes.
Motoretro
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3,565
Views: 727,354
Posted By motoretro
Thanks for the reply and info. Motoretro

Thanks for the reply and info.
Motoretro
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3,565
Views: 727,354
Posted By motoretro
While searching for a new V-Strom, I was quoted a...

While searching for a new V-Strom, I was quoted a price for a leftover 2014 at $10,200 + Tax. No set-up or shipping fees. How does this sound?
Motoretro
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3,565
Views: 727,354
Posted By motoretro
Any chance of hearing the Hindle?? Slip-on or...

Any chance of hearing the Hindle?? Slip-on or full system?
Thanks,
Motoretro
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,082
Posted By motoretro
Any remarks concerning the...

Any remarks concerning the suspension,adjustments, bump compliance, etc.?
Thanks, Motoretro
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By motoretro
I have the USA made Precision Instruments...

I have the USA made Precision Instruments M2R200HX Torque Wrench which is a 3/8" drive and reads from 30-200 inch pounds (equivalent to 2.5 - 16.67 ft. lbs). It's a clicker and is very smooth in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-18-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3,565
Views: 727,354
Posted By motoretro
The "Chudder" I'm referring to is reasonably...

The "Chudder" I'm referring to is reasonably well-know among the V-Strom ranks, It occurs in the 3-4K rpm range and there's at least (2) aftermarket Machinists offering up a cure.
Motoretro
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-16-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3,565
Views: 727,354
Posted By motoretro
DRV, Initially I wasn't a fan of this color...

DRV,
Initially I wasn't a fan of this color combo although your mods have really woke up things, well done.:thumb
Motoretro
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3,565
Views: 727,354
Posted By motoretro
Seems like I've seen these at the big block...

Seems like I've seen these at the big block stores in the hardware section, usually in the pull-out drawers with individual parts. Good luck,
Motoretro
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-08-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By motoretro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrn-O-B_BTI ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrn-O-B_BTI
Might be of interest.......I tend to like Delboy's videos and feel he's a great source of real, useful information. Check around 7:00 into the Vid,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-08-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3,565
Views: 727,354
Posted By motoretro
Have any of you experienced Clutch Chudder or...

Have any of you experienced Clutch Chudder or Idle Hammer noises on your 2014 or 2015 V-Strom 1000's? In regards to bump compliance, how well does the stock suspension react? I'm particularly...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-02-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,755
Posted By motoretro
Thanks for the tip, I'll look into this. ...

Thanks for the tip, I'll look into this.
Motoretro
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-02-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,755
Posted By motoretro
Thanks for the help, I'm at 195 lbs and 6' tall,...

Thanks for the help, I'm at 195 lbs and 6' tall, sounds like the stock settings might be closer for me. Any issues with seat/peg relationship? I have a 33" inseam. I also thought of doing the WP...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-01-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,755
Posted By motoretro
Great looking bike, I'm considering the XR myself...

Great looking bike, I'm considering the XR myself although have some physical limitations. Are you pleased with the suspension compliance of the Showa components?
thanks,
Motoretro
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-13-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By motoretro
"Frank's Maintenance and Engineering Inc." might...

"Frank's Maintenance and Engineering Inc." might be able to help. I was able to source a set of tubes for a 1967 Norton N15CS years ago and the workmanship was superb. Good place to work with.
Good...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 496
Posted By motoretro
will DR650 engine fit in a SG (Goose) Frame?

Anyone here know if the Suzuki 97-2014 DR650 engine will fit in the Suzuki SG 350 "Goose" frame with little or no modifications?

Thanks, Motoretro
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,925
Posted By motoretro
I purchased my first bike on December 26, 1969...

I purchased my first bike on December 26, 1969 and purchased a white McHal fiberglass 3/4 helmet with a clear bubble shield on it. At first I wore a Lee Storm Rider blue jean jacket with cordurory...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,513
Posted By motoretro
As far as a MC goes, I'd like to try the Honda or...

As far as a MC goes, I'd like to try the Honda or Yamaha, that said if it didn't feel right, I would move on and not look back. I feel it's something either you like or don't like without much middle...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 21,444
Posted By motoretro
During the CC period, a two tone, Dark Blue/Light...

During the CC period, a two tone, Dark Blue/Light Silver Blue was offered in the same pattern. Mine was a 1984. Great bikes with the right tweaks.
Motoretro
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 107,564
Views: 21,452,124
Posted By motoretro
I actually didn't use a torque wrench before I...

I actually didn't use a torque wrench before I picked up a S/M although they were still loosening. I felt it was just me as I don't tend to over torque things and I thought this was a thing of the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 107,564
Views: 21,452,124
Posted By motoretro
Just did my 06 DR's valves last night and noticed...

Just did my 06 DR's valves last night and noticed the spark plugs were not very tight when removing them, especially the inner item. I always torque them at 8 foot lbs. as per the factory manual....
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 377
Posted By motoretro
Delete

Delete,
Motoretro
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,214
Posted By motoretro
I'd love to hear a sound clip.......:D Motoretro

I'd love to hear a sound clip.......:D
Motoretro
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,214
Posted By motoretro
Some great information here. I'm wondering if a...

Some great information here. I'm wondering if a company like "Wilcap' could fabricate a adapter to put a automotive transmission w/ a reverse to the Honda v-twin. They make some very unusual...
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,214
Posted By motoretro
As I don't have a motor in hand, I really can't...

As I don't have a motor in hand, I really can't answer that, perhaps someone can pipe in on this.
Motoretro
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,214
Posted By motoretro
Considering the reputation of the GL/CX line of...

Considering the reputation of the GL/CX line of engines, I felt it would be a good choice for a ultra-lightweight truck of sorts I've dreamed up over the years, sort of of a 2CV of trucks. Although...
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,214
Posted By motoretro
Reverse gear for Honda transverse V-Twin

Does anyone have an idea if there's a reverse gear conversion for the GL/CX 500/650 Honda transverse V-twin engine's gear box?

Motoretro
Forum: The Garage 04-12-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,727
Posted By motoretro
It's been a few months since my initial posting...

It's been a few months since my initial posting of this. Did you ever get around to testing the product out? I've tried contacting the company by e-mail and phone again this spring without success. I...
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,631
Posted By motoretro
I finally picked this up from the repair facility...

I finally picked this up from the repair facility and the problem was a pin was pulled slightly out of it's socket on circuit board. There was tell/tale arcing marks which was evidently causing the...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By motoretro
I understand although the weight penalty is more...

I understand although the weight penalty is more than I want to deal with. Once this weather breaks, I'll get a chance to measure things and see if the paintball cases I have will work, this is more...
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By motoretro
I wondered about the possibility of flex. Maybe a...

I wondered about the possibility of flex. Maybe a pair of mounts, one coming off the bottom of the case and curving up the side and one from the side towards the top.
Motoretro
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By motoretro
Paintball container saddlebags

Has anyone ever used the large, hinged, black textured paintball containers to mount to a set of racks on a ADV bike for saddle bags? I have a couple and they look like they could be used for this...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,631
Posted By motoretro
It's in the shop being checked out. At this point...

It's in the shop being checked out. At this point they're thinking small critter or capacitor. They're going to check everything electrical, run it through it's paces and clean everything inside....
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,631
Posted By motoretro
This could very well be true as according to the...

This could very well be true as according to the parts manual, there are capacitors inside.
Thanks,
Motoretro
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,631
Posted By motoretro
Yes, It's a small 110V Mig welder. The Welder...

Yes, It's a small 110V Mig welder. The Welder does have a personal significance to me so I'll just take it in and have it checked out at a repair center. Thanks.
Motoretro
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,631
Posted By motoretro
Welder Smell

I own a Lincoln SP100 purchased new in 1991. It's been a great machine with no issues up til now.
A few months ago I noticed a odd odor when walking past it in the garage, not particularly nasty...
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,983
Posted By motoretro
While I will always take a US made product over...

While I will always take a US made product over Asian made items when it comes to tools, sometimes the choice isn't there. (18) years ago I needed both a wood Joiner and Contractor Table Saw and...
Forum: The Garage 11-08-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,983
Posted By motoretro
I would drop down a notch and look at the used...

I would drop down a notch and look at the used market for USA built machines. Do some research, make a list of what fits your needs and go for it.
There's a lot of great machines out there if you're...
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,727
Posted By motoretro
Thanks for the tip, I'll check my local...

Thanks for the tip, I'll check my local suppliers.
Motoretro
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