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Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 159,016
Posted By aprilian
Were you measuring it after soaking in oil or...

Were you measuring it after soaking in oil or dry? it would make a difference.
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 159,016
Posted By aprilian
update Many of you know I've been...

update


Many of you know I've been chasing the cold hard start problem since I put in a longer duration cam set. I think it was coincidental that my cold hard start was related to the oil...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 57,970
Posted By aprilian
Out having fun. I have to smile at the billboard...

Out having fun. I have to smile at the billboard slogan.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 159,016
Posted By aprilian
Thanks Guys for all the good points. 1 I start...

Thanks Guys for all the good points.
1 I start in neutral with clutch in. no drag /wheel rotation when starting on rear stand.
2 yes, I let the LiPo warm up - it is the largest size that fits the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 159,016
Posted By aprilian
battery is fine - recently replaced LiPo

battery is fine - recently replaced LiPo
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 159,016
Posted By aprilian
oil retaining (check) valve

I couldn't find this through searching the thread.

I checked oil level in tank when cold - it was below the bottom of the dip stick.
Ran motor till fan came on and was then over the top of the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 30,164
Posted By aprilian
I'll add my set up. pcv with auto tune,...

I'll add my set up.

pcv with auto tune, 17" wheels - built map over time with accepting and rejecting trim corrections. Crower Cam. 115 MPH top speed at track, 80MPH easy cruising, 100MPH...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10,032
Views: 1,607,840
Posted By aprilian
...and if it does leak, you won't notice it! ...

...and if it does leak, you won't notice it! :rofl
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-07-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 39,807
Views: 10,650,463
Posted By aprilian
Dosen't the S in Mini S stand for Supercharger?...

Dosen't the S in Mini S stand for Supercharger? If yours has a turbo, you may want to take it back :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8,291
Views: 1,350,321
Posted By aprilian
I found the TPS reset instructions, but have a...

I found the TPS reset instructions, but have a question.

1) turn key on
2) go to full throttle

Do I need for the ECU to fully boot and turn the warning lights turn off (similar to when...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-25-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 17,220
Posted By aprilian
Nope, their logo is lowercase a... From...

Nope, their logo is lowercase a...
From Official Aprilia US page http://www.apriliausa.com/history.html

:evil



I agree, if I could order it with Ohlins from the factory, I'd be down by a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10,032
Views: 1,607,840
Posted By aprilian
rebuilding forks? it takes special tools to take...

rebuilding forks? it takes special tools to take them apart and clean everything.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-24-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 17,220
Posted By aprilian
14 was a redesign, head over to AF1's aprilia...

14 was a redesign, head over to AF1's aprilia forum to learn all the differences by year. Me, I'm Jonesing for a new '15 1/2 1100 with Ohlins!
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8,291
Views: 1,350,321
Posted By aprilian
I suggest you do a proper oil drain and refill to...

I suggest you do a proper oil drain and refill to know your starting point.
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8,291
Views: 1,350,321
Posted By aprilian
I've posted elsewhere but you can get the Aprilia...

I've posted elsewhere but you can get the Aprilia scooter ZADI ignition from AF1 for $30+

Found it http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21640294&postcount=589
Forum: Face Plant 03-27-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 88,510
Posted By aprilian
Sorry my "moral obligations" are different from...

Sorry my "moral obligations" are different from yours. Since you feel perfectly comfortable telling me what pleasures I should temper, let me modify what you wrote and see how you would have reacted...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,280
Posted By aprilian
The new version works well. I like that the...

The new version works well. I like that the unit turns off if I forget. I also like how I can tap the on/off switch to confirm the unit is live (I used to have to cycle the detector to do that). ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 159,016
Posted By aprilian
That's usually a sign of a plugged catalytic...

That's usually a sign of a plugged catalytic converter that then gets forced loose from engine back pressure and therefore rattles. My local muffler shop keeps samples of this phenomenon on their...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10,032
Views: 1,607,840
Posted By aprilian
I mated the remus header with a stock pipe. ...

I mated the remus header with a stock pipe. Remus header is slightly shorter which made fitting it a problem with leakage. Its larger diameter caused me to need to stretch the receiving pipe...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8,291
Views: 1,350,321
Posted By aprilian
Yep, but it will let you inspect their work.

Yep, but it will let you inspect their work.
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8,291
Views: 1,350,321
Posted By aprilian
Aprilia RSV and Tuonos still have the problem

Aprilia RSV and Tuonos still have the problem
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5,765
Views: 1,236,636
Posted By aprilian
Red hand guards?

Red hand guards?
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10,032
Views: 1,607,840
Posted By aprilian
A u-Haul truck

A u-Haul truck
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8,291
Views: 1,350,321
Posted By aprilian
I just undo the pos first. :rofl You can't tell...

I just undo the pos first. :rofl You can't tell me that dealer mechanics aren't doing the same thing. If it was that important BMW would have switched the layout of the battery or turned it 180...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8,291
Views: 1,350,321
Posted By aprilian
I decided to test a theory today and want to...

I decided to test a theory today and want to report my results. My bike is turning over slowly on a good newish battery and therefore struggling to start. Older Ducatis suffered slow start from...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8,291
Views: 1,350,321
Posted By aprilian
sasabcp, that is an odd one. While I applaud...

sasabcp, that is an odd one. While I applaud your interest in software solution, you must ask yourself why everyone else doesn't have that exact same problem of dying at first stop signal. I am...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8,291
Views: 1,350,321
Posted By aprilian
Remote reservoir = more oil = less fade and...

Remote reservoir = more oil = less fade and longer service life between servicing
Remote preload is only necessary if you are going to regularly change what you load the bike with. Handy if you take...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-13-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,156
Posted By aprilian
^ we do a lot of that in MN. Something like "stay...

^ we do a lot of that in MN. Something like "stay of adjudication". I have had one and it is rumored that the stay is not recorded outside the county. Therefore, when you get "tugged" in another...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8,291
Views: 1,350,321
Posted By aprilian
I just have a Craftsman spark plug socket and it...

I just have a Craftsman spark plug socket and it works fine
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8,291
Views: 1,350,321
Posted By aprilian
Back for some collective wisdom. Many of...

Back for some collective wisdom.

Many of you might remember that I have been wrestling with a modified cam (longer duration) to try to get more top-end speed. Last fall, I started the bike on...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8,291
Views: 1,350,321
Posted By aprilian
Ard is pretty good with advice, but I have...

Ard is pretty good with advice, but I have positively test-fitted a ton of Husky Strada parts on my G650x. I'd find a TR650 and measure the hubs - the rear has a different cush hub but the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 116,072
Posted By aprilian
enough to be closer to the middle of the...

enough to be closer to the middle of the adjusters and not pogoing back up on a hard stop
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 116,072
Posted By aprilian
See post 729 in this thread - but I am using it...

See post 729 in this thread - but I am using it on street. Stock springs
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6,578
Views: 908,806
Posted By aprilian
..and why some shop manuals start EVERY...

..and why some shop manuals start EVERY proceedure with "Disconnect the positive lead..."
Forum: Road Warriors 12-16-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 192,227
Posted By aprilian
Might be shopping

Does anyone know of a used (or close-out '14) S1000r with both option packages in the blue color? I could live with the white too. I saw a used blue one listed in FL where the owner didn't even...
Forum: Face Plant 12-10-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 88,510
Posted By aprilian
Great thread - it is a subject I am deeply...

Great thread - it is a subject I am deeply interested in as I have set a goal to still be riding the track at age 70. I am interested in what people have found kept them in the game and what has...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-05-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 325,977
Posted By aprilian
Based on the lukewarm reception of the mid-sized...

Based on the lukewarm reception of the mid-sized BMW tourer, I doubt any manufacturer are going to see a reaon to make mid-sized bagger.
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8,291
Views: 1,350,321
Posted By aprilian
Stock seat rebuilt by...

Stock seat rebuilt by http://www.rickmayercycle.com/
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8,291
Views: 1,350,321
Posted By aprilian
My all day comfort - now only limited by gas tank...

My all day comfort - now only limited by gas tank size.
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad241/aprilian/IMG_0022.jpg (http://s940.photobucket.com/user/aprilian/media/IMG_0022.jpg.html)
Forum: Photos 11-30-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7,693
Views: 2,671,676
Posted By aprilian
That reminds me of this one I saw in Chicago ...

That reminds me of this one I saw in Chicago
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad241/aprilian/Image4_zpse2a2b970.jpg (http://s940.photobucket.com/user/aprilian/media/Image4_zpse2a2b970.jpg.html)
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