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Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-29-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 21,993
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Brilliant! Very nicely finished.

Brilliant!

Very nicely finished.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-26-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 63,580
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Having taught Total Control Advanced Riding...

Having taught Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic for going on 15 year, I've seen a number of bikes lying on their side, with the owner wondering how they arrived in that position. :evil
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18,671
Views: 2,043,546
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Thanks! That's an interesting approach.

Thanks! That's an interesting approach.
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 31,217
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Yeah, I'm 185cm and at the time, 113kg, and I got...

Yeah, I'm 185cm and at the time, 113kg, and I got asked probably twice a month. Usually in a public place. By a drunk.
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 31,217
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Aaah, the Eagle Dance for the victor. You're a...

Aaah, the Eagle Dance for the victor. You're a bigish lad, did anyone invite you to wrestle?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2,925
Views: 790,995
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Hey, I think that was my accountant.

Hey, I think that was my accountant.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-19-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 63,580
Posted By Roadracer_Al
For hose fittings, I have become increasingly...

For hose fittings, I have become increasingly partial to Oitiker clamps. If nothing else, for the super-clean aesthetics.

It's true: they aren't serviceable or reusable. So I'd put them on stuff...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2,925
Views: 790,995
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I think the HD dude has some undisclosed history...

I think the HD dude has some undisclosed history of drag racing. His starts were pretty crisp.

I had a friend who was an occasional hobby-level drag racer. His observation is that in 1/8 mile...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 31,217
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Those ARE good looking dels! Just before we...

Those ARE good looking dels!

Just before we came home in July, I got a khantaz (a short jacket with buttons, not a sash) in burnt orange, and lined with shearling. I REALLY should have bought it...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-14-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,072
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I gotta watch this space. I, too, enjoy...

I gotta watch this space.

I, too, enjoy bikes that scare the crap out of me. (said the Aprilia SXV 550 owner)

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2,925
Views: 790,995
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Thump nailed it!

Thump nailed it!
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18,671
Views: 2,043,546
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I hate to be a pessimist, but you have found *A*...

I hate to be a pessimist, but you have found *A* problem with your wiring harness.

I'd recommend that you inspect ALL of the harness for problems before reinstalling it.

I agree - do the major...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,925
Views: 790,995
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I vaguely remember some piece of media with a...

I vaguely remember some piece of media with a similar premise -- a bike, a hot street car (NSX? 300z?) and an F1 car. Late 80s, early '90s maybe?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-12-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 63,580
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Nice adaptor!! In addition to a...

Nice adaptor!!



In addition to a penchant for interesting motor swaps, apparently we have similar tastes in cars -- I owned a '68 Triumph Spitfire for about 5 years.

Ironically, it was...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 31,217
Posted By Roadracer_Al
That's cool that the "formula" is still holding...

That's cool that the "formula" is still holding true. I've been a MG cheerleader since visiting, and have often told people that if they budget an equal amount to the plane ticket, they could stay...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-10-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 112,592
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Need company?

Need company?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-10-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 63,580
Posted By Roadracer_Al
This is the part where I always fall down on the...

This is the part where I always fall down on the job. Me and electrickery, well, we aren't close, we're barely on speaking terms. :rofl

Seriously, any sort of hint/tip/philosophy you'd like to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 31,217
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Great pictures, great descriptions. I'm...

Great pictures, great descriptions. I'm literally getting a weird almost homesick feeling following along with your adventure.

Sorry I missed you at the ADV GTG @ Lanesplitters -- I couldn't...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 31,217
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Here in the US, all our dairy is pasteurized. ...

Here in the US, all our dairy is pasteurized. Even our "full fat" milk tastes much less rich than milk straight out of a cow.
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18,671
Views: 2,043,546
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Speaking of tires, just on a lark, and mostly...

Speaking of tires, just on a lark, and mostly because I have an East Coast upbringing (i.e. mud), I installed a Terra Flex in the 510/18 size. I was doing a dual-sport ride in the Sierras. Put a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 31,217
Posted By Roadracer_Al
So true. And such a shame because it's such an...

So true. And such a shame because it's such an amazing country.

They'd just introduced plastic bags into the economy a few years prior to our visit. The damn bags, they'd blow around and get...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-06-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 112,592
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I'm with LarryBoy regarding the bona fides of...

I'm with LarryBoy regarding the bona fides of Lanesplitter pie. :deal However their pie is better than no pie.

I'll see if I can drag RacerWife out.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-05-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 63,580
Posted By Roadracer_Al
+1

+1
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-04-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 63,580
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Yep... painted bearing cups are a drag. If...

Yep... painted bearing cups are a drag.

If you're posting pix in "real time", you're really hauling ass on this project!

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Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 31,217
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Makin' me all nostalgic. We had the...

Makin' me all nostalgic.

We had the experience that no matter who or where you asked, the "countryside" was always just over the next hill, like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Ask a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18,671
Views: 2,043,546
Posted By Roadracer_Al
My favorite solution to a problem is to replace...

My favorite solution to a problem is to replace what I think is wrong.

I doubt that the two sensors in question would cost much more than $200 combined. If you put a Vortex on it to solve...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 31,217
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Oh, jeez, that Chinggis statue is massive! That...

Oh, jeez, that Chinggis statue is massive! That wasn't there when we were in UB 12 years ago.

And KHOSHOR!!! I'd so totally eat one of those right now...

Looking forward to the rest of your...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-27-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,950
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Yes, the little rubber snorkels at the front of...

Yes, the little rubber snorkels at the front of the airbox.

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Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-24-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,950
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I'm going to agree with Sailah. the dreaded...

I'm going to agree with Sailah.

the dreaded previous owner took the "velocity stacks" out of the airbox of my Ninja, and it ran like shit at low RPM. Fortunately, dingleberry tossed them in a box...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-20-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,950
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Well, at the moment, I have a New Zealander here...

Well, at the moment, I have a New Zealander here for 10 days in our guest bedroom. I guess I'm just a giving kinda guy. :freaky

I'm just hoping some of your project-finishing mojo rubs off. :rofl
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-19-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,950
Posted By Roadracer_Al
If you want to do something more organic, I'm a...

If you want to do something more organic, I'm a half-way fair metal shaper. I can do panels if your aluminum guy wants to do the welding, I'd be fine with that.
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 18,671
Views: 2,043,546
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Thats sexy. Whom makes that?

Thats sexy. Whom makes that?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-19-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,950
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I think that method is exactly how KTM designs...

I think that method is exactly how KTM designs their tanks and seats.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-16-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 63,580
Posted By Roadracer_Al
No press-brake for the skid plate? You could do...

No press-brake for the skid plate? You could do it in 3 pieces.

I keep thinking I want to buy one of these:

http://www.swagoffroad.com/20-TON-Press-Brake-DIY-Builder-Kit_p_40.html
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2,925
Views: 790,995
Posted By Roadracer_Al
RE: KTM video: I'm such a pussy compared to that....

RE: KTM video: I'm such a pussy compared to that.

RE: RIP MOTO video: that one is even better than the one of Steve Rapp ripping the front end off a Ducati!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-13-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 63,580
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Wow, China Inc. is stepping up their game. I had...

Wow, China Inc. is stepping up their game. I had an early set of Warp9s on my DRz, and they weren't nearly that nice.

Have a link for the seller?
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 17,941
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Don't forget a visit to San Francisco/Bay Area. ...

Don't forget a visit to San Francisco/Bay Area.

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Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-11-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 63,580
Posted By Roadracer_Al
That welding sure looks nice. a

That welding sure looks nice.

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Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-07-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,467
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Before you get too comfy with the current engine...

Before you get too comfy with the current engine location, pop the springs out of the forks and see how close they get to the engine & exhaust @ full compression.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 2,925
Views: 790,995
Posted By Roadracer_Al
MikieSA wins the internet. a

MikieSA wins the internet.

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