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Forum: Day Trippin' 12-25-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By slipknot
:thumb:thumb:nod

:thumb:thumb:nod
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,228
Posted By slipknot
And Yamaha offered a catalog of high performance...

And Yamaha offered a catalog of high performance packages for the Warrior.
Special cams, ECU, heads, etc. I have not been able to find these items with an online parts search so a special contact...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 57,311
Posted By slipknot
Having worked in shops that sold and serviced...

Having worked in shops that sold and serviced BMW, Triumph, Honda, Yamaha, etc., I came to the conclusion that if one were to want to make a living only repairing motorcycles then BMW is the brand...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 318,407
Posted By slipknot
Ltimb, what trunk do you have?

Ltimb, what trunk do you have?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-09-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 5,012,737
Posted By slipknot
Over the years my benchmark has changed. In 1985...

Over the years my benchmark has changed. In 1985 I bought my first BMW because it was very simple to service and I wanted to do all my own service work. Looking back after a couple of years I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-09-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 5,012,737
Posted By slipknot
Earlier this year I was driving and saw a sign...

Earlier this year I was driving and saw a sign near the road offering GS puppies for sale. I could never figure out what kind of dog would be abbreviated by GS and the sign was there for weeks....
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By slipknot
A tough call. Many ST1100 owners still say that...

A tough call. Many ST1100 owners still say that one is better than the ST1300 which has even more heat for the rider to deal with. The 13 has some qualities that would interest me, especially if it...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 112,810
Posted By slipknot
I agree to some degree. Most of us take for more...

I agree to some degree. Most of us take for more than we need but I would like to take along a dirt bike to some places and I'd rather ride a GL to get there than take my truck. The GL will still get...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By slipknot
If the brake lines are in need of replacement...

If the brake lines are in need of replacement then the caliper seals are will need to be replaced too assuming this has not been done. When those seals deteriorate the pistons will rust and not...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-19-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 5,012,737
Posted By slipknot
You might get help from this fellow, he can...

You might get help from this fellow, he can expand your gas tank volume so I suspect he can lengthen those levers for you.

http://rideonadv.com/product-category/yamaha/yamaha-super-tenere/
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-06-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5,535
Views: 989,529
Posted By slipknot
Ziv, Try writing or calling Triumph UK and...

Ziv,

Try writing or calling Triumph UK and explain the problems with the bike and the warranty. You could also post here :http://www.tiger-explorer.com/ where there are several riders in France...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 216,888
Posted By slipknot
http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.p...

http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=905603&page=3

They replaced the fuel pump, not able to replicate the problem. He's back on the road.
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By slipknot
FJR1300. The characteristics you admire in the...

FJR1300. The characteristics you admire in the ST1100 are amplified in the FJR. Grunt, reliability, long service intervals and better odds to lose your license. :lol3
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-15-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5,535
Views: 989,529
Posted By slipknot
The valve guides and valve seats are wear items...

The valve guides and valve seats are wear items that can be replaced. But the seats are usually ground or just lapped if necessary. The valve stems can be checked for deviations in the stem diameter...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-14-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5,535
Views: 989,529
Posted By slipknot
I recall earlier reports of Triumph only...

I recall earlier reports of Triumph only replacing valves when damaged, a request from the tech and approval before the valves are forwarded to the shop. On some heads there was enough damage from...
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,141
Posted By slipknot
Excellent summary. There should be a law that...

Excellent summary. There should be a law that Honda must use as their logo the head-up-ass pic. Never has a company so dishonored its founder.
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 36,316
Posted By slipknot
Thanks Jolly, I'm looking closer at the KTM,...

Thanks Jolly, I'm looking closer at the KTM, comparing the EXC-F350 and the XCF-W 350 and they look the same except for lights. I suppose the XCF might be more difficult to plate, correct?

One...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 36,316
Posted By slipknot
Woods riding in Appalachian Mountains. Logging...

Woods riding in Appalachian Mountains. Logging roads, gas well access roads, some old mining roads. Animal trails and any deep woods that is passable. Unless the older roads are maintained on a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 36,316
Posted By slipknot
Can someone direct me to a comparison between the...

Can someone direct me to a comparison between the WR450F and the KTM 350EXC? Especially interested in general servicing intervals, issues etc. I'm especially interested in comments from inmates that...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 36,316
Posted By slipknot
Check with this company. They can make one if the...

Check with this company. They can make one if the WR250 version doesn't fit.

http://www.amsmotomachine.com/yamahaparts
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 53,209
Posted By slipknot
Interesting, not one in 30+ years? Do you think...

Interesting, not one in 30+ years? Do you think they were left out on purpose?:lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-13-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,665
Posted By slipknot
email sent

email sent
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-13-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,461
Posted By slipknot
A repackaged VFR

A repackaged VFR is what I've wanted since I once owned a VFR. Stupid ergonomics.

As for Beasts being about adventure? Semantics and posing. Real off-road requires a real dirt bike not some...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-10-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,665
Posted By slipknot
No, no, no. This is a thread for the CROSSTOURER....

No, no, no. This is a thread for the CROSSTOURER. For Honda, the number is:

866) 784-1870 They will ask for your contact information to verify that you are not making repeated requests for the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,135
Posted By slipknot
Or speak the truth in a BMW forum.:D

Or speak the truth in a BMW forum.:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-19-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,955
Posted By slipknot
Sceep, You might want to consider this...

Sceep,

You might want to consider this option:

https://www.helibars.com/product/honda-st1100-multi-adjustable-handlebars
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-13-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4,564
Views: 966,116
Posted By slipknot
StarWolve

Thanks for that insight. It seems a bit short sighted though. I understand that there is a big market in India for small bikes but in Europe, USA, Australia, and other areas the big money seems to be...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-12-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4,564
Views: 966,116
Posted By slipknot
Does anyone have a clue as to when the new Buell...

Does anyone have a clue as to when the new Buell AX will be released?
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-02-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5,535
Views: 989,529
Posted By slipknot
If this is true then police training and their...

If this is true then police training and their riding techniques will be totally over. Ride Like a Pro videos demonstrate the method used to do lock to lock steering: dragging the rear brake while...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,495
Posted By slipknot
Pushrod, #6 ...

Pushrod, #6

http://www.ascycles.com/Illustrated_catalog2/MicroImage.aspx?ImageFileName=dbvis2933628718117171087.bin&width=550&height=400
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-21-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5,535
Views: 989,529
Posted By slipknot
Garrett and Fasttrak

Perhaps an extended warranty (insurance policy it is) to cover your bike? And a nice letter to Triumph USA and Triumph UK to express your concerns about the dealer response? To be fair, techs in...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-15-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5,535
Views: 989,529
Posted By slipknot
Try...

Try here:http://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,3268.msg39465.html#msg39465

Near the bottom of the page three pics, one of the lights mounted but not at the headlight level, just below....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,894
Posted By slipknot
Has it ever been under water or dropped in a...

Has it ever been under water or dropped in a stream?

Suspension or seat changes: does the weight of the seller approximate the weight of the buyer?

Long term storage? How was the bike prepared...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-10-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5,535
Views: 989,529
Posted By slipknot
Congratulations DonBenito. Very nice.

Congratulations DonBenito. Very nice.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-08-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 30,670
Posted By slipknot
This sounds like a story made for investigative...

This sounds like a story made for investigative TV, Mike Wallace, etc. Better yet, go through a brick through their front window. Every week.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-08-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5,535
Views: 989,529
Posted By slipknot
Triumph has been very quick to fix any problems...

Triumph has been very quick to fix any problems with their bike, no excuses. If you were to have a problem the only stumbling block would be a service department that has little experience, perhaps a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,253
Posted By slipknot
Same observations. My first thought is the...

Same observations. My first thought is the popularity of the three genre would lead to the numbers in each group. But the real reason is this: both of us ride the Honda ST (1100 here), why would we...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-17-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 617,929
Posted By slipknot
Usa: Make that call!!!!!!

1-866-784-1870 then 0 for customer service, then "other topic". Someone will ask for your VIN, just explain you want to ask for Honda to bring it HERE.

They will ask for an email address...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-15-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,665
Posted By slipknot
+1 I'm calling Honda Monday morning. ...

+1

I'm calling Honda Monday morning.

DCT was being used in rally cars as early as the 1980's. THIRTY YEARS and we still have amongst us many who deny it has benefit. Every major auto company...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 216,888
Posted By slipknot
They don't have the reputation BMW has developed...

They don't have the reputation BMW has developed over the past 15 years that would necessitate such an action. BMW's action is over the top, good PR but beyond what is necessary. I read somewhere...
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