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Forum: Road Warriors 06-25-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 72,646
Posted By motoretro
My 93 BMW R100R was in for a warranty fix and...

My 93 BMW R100R was in for a warranty fix and dealer gave me a K75RT as a loaner, Complete snooze for me.
Motoretro
Forum: Road Warriors 06-25-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 243
Posted By motoretro
Ace Cafe Bonneville spotted in Freeland, MI

I spotted what appeared to be a New Triumph Bonneville Ace Cafe Edition yesterday in Freeland, Michigan of all places. Looked to have "temp" plates, perhaps coming home from the dealer which would be...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,345
Posted By motoretro
Thanks for the recommendation, I'll check my...

Thanks for the recommendation, I'll check my Loctite stockpile, I believe I have some Blue left over from another project.
Motoretro
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,345
Posted By motoretro
I believe there's a few electrical supply houses...

I believe there's a few electrical supply houses nearby although If i can't source the Belleville items, I'm use the split washer.
thanks for the info,
Motoretro
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,345
Posted By motoretro
Thanks for the tip. The "captured" nut is...

Thanks for the tip.
The "captured" nut is basically a rectangle threaded item slid through a slot in the terminal. It drops down once slid into the side of the terminal and pulls up tight once bolt...
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,345
Posted By motoretro
I use the factory supplied hardware which doesn't...

I use the factory supplied hardware which doesn't include any type of locking device such as a split washer or star washer. Has anyone used something specific to keep the bolts from loosening? I'm...
Forum: The Garage 06-05-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,095
Posted By motoretro
I have the following; 1/2" Drive Craftsman Beam...

I have the following;
1/2" Drive Craftsman Beam ( Received as Christmas gift (46) years ago)
1/2" Drive-Snap-on. (Older CDI unit I believe)
3/8" Drive-Precision Instruments
1/4" Drive-Precision...
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,345
Posted By motoretro
As the OP, I went ahead and replaced the battery....

As the OP, I went ahead and replaced the battery. When installing the battery and tightening the terminal bolts, I always get them reasonably tight as I've had the bolts loosen up a bit before. Right...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,345
Posted By motoretro
Yep, I'm old school, there's always a box of...

Yep, I'm old school, there's always a box of baking soda in the tool cabinet. I find it safer to use than the sprays and efficient in cleaning up battery corrosion.
Motoretro
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-20-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 16,250
Posted By motoretro
While I certainly appreciate the benefits of FI,...

While I certainly appreciate the benefits of FI, I feel more comfortable in diagnosing fuel related issues on bikes with carburetors. I'm fully aware of the issues bad fuel can cause in carburetors...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,345
Posted By motoretro
Battery Terminal turned black

My YTX9-BS Yuasa Battery + terminal has turned jet black over the last couple weeks. Also has a bit of greasy look to it. Has anyone seen this before? I've had great luck with these in the past, in...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 33,049
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: 3,841
Views: 802,723
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: 3,841
Views: 802,723
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: 3,841
Views: 802,723
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: 3,841
Views: 802,723
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: 32
Views: 5,170
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: 1,165
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: 3,841
Views: 802,723
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: 3,841
Views: 802,723
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: 3,841
Views: 802,723
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-08-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
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: 3,841
Views: 802,723
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-02-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,455
Posted By motoretro
Thanks for the tip, I'll look into this. ...

Thanks for the tip, I'll look into this.
Motoretro
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-02-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,455
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-01-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,455
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: 735
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: 540
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: 2,093
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: 2,799
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: 273
Views: 33,049
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: 111,138
Views: 22,573,719
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: 111,138
Views: 22,573,719
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: 391
Posted By motoretro
Delete

Delete,
Motoretro
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,297
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: 1,297
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: 1,297
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: 1,297
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: 1,297
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: 3,832
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...
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