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Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,090
Posted By kevbo
Bitch is right, but I'll nitpick the details of...

Bitch is right, but I'll nitpick the details of the race (Mt. Taylor quadrathalon)

They bike 'till they hit the end of the pavement, then they run 'till they hit snow, then they XC ski 'till it...
Forum: The Garage 10-20-2006, 10:48 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 68,976
Posted By kevbo
Ricky, On the rear suspension, that is a...

Ricky,

On the rear suspension, that is a whole buncha joints in series. If you try to use e.g. bronze bushings or even spherical bearings, you are going to have some noticeable...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2006, 12:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,873
Posted By kevbo
I tend not to get too fancy on the road. Remember...

I tend not to get too fancy on the road. Remember you don't have a dishwasher, or even a proper sink to do dishes in, so single pot cooking makes cleanup MUCH faster.

Canned beef stew, other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2006, 11:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,392
Posted By kevbo
The pants and jacket each come with both sides of...

The pants and jacket each come with both sides of the zipper. You can take the two "leftover" bits, add a strip of stretch fabric and make an extension. Could end up keeping some of the hide on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2006, 11:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,470
Posted By kevbo
I'm something of a slow learner, but it has...

I'm something of a slow learner, but it has finally sunk in that damned near everything I have ever said or done out of anger turned out to be a very bad idea.

Occasionally I take a refresher...
Forum: Hacks 10-03-2006, 12:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 41,710
Posted By kevbo
Are new Sputniks now available again? Or am I...

Are new Sputniks now available again? Or am I thinking of some other hack that was out of production?

I repaired/modified one a while back for a guy had it a GS-PD airhead. Seemed well made.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2006, 01:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,438
Posted By kevbo
The big brass screws (BBS) control the vacuum and...

The big brass screws (BBS) control the vacuum and rpm when at idle. The cable adjusters control what happens off-idle.

At idle, the throttles must be resting on the stop screws. On an oilhead,...
Forum: Face plant 09-19-2006, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,540
Posted By kevbo
It looks like the bike was changing lanes. The...

It looks like the bike was changing lanes. The maroon car in front of the bike is slowing because the white car that was stopped pulled out in front of him, thus the bike is slowing as he changes...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2006, 09:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 365
Posted By kevbo
Need some 1150 GS pillion peg pictures.

My new luggage setup (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102759) arrived yesterday.

I am replacing some ancient Jesse bags installed pre-delivery by previous owner. The Jesse...
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2006, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,971
Posted By kevbo
This is one of the few items I've gotten from HF...

This is one of the few items I've gotten from HF that I either didn't make improvements to , or wished I get around to making it better. Honestly I have no issues with this thing.

I have an older...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2006, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By kevbo
Haven't checked lately but new-enough leather has...

Haven't checked lately but new-enough leather has a "hard to fit" button near the top of thier screen that saves you from drilling down every possible option.
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2006, 03:42 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 192,395
Posted By kevbo
Question They will every time if connected as in the...

They will every time if connected as in the photo. To make that style work, you need long chains. Pass the whole chain through the loop on the hitch, spiraral the end around the standing chain at...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2006, 12:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,790
Posted By kevbo
A point dear to my heart is that this jacket,...

A point dear to my heart is that this jacket, like most of the FirstGear line is available in Tall sizes. (they cost a little more usually)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2006, 01:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,133
Posted By kevbo
The whole problem with not gearing up for quick...

The whole problem with not gearing up for quick trips is those have far MORE intersections, driveways, cellphone yapping idiots PER MILE than you typically get on cross-country trips. Speeds may be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2006, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By kevbo
In any case, consider an intercom system. This...

In any case, consider an intercom system. This makes it easy to try different techniques, and modify as required.

Without the intercom, Kevbabe and I did the sit and go slow routine. With the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2006, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By kevbo
[QUOTE=ADVman]Hey Sparky, here's a picture of a...

[QUOTE=ADVman]Hey Sparky, here's a picture of a 5-speed BMW motorcycle tranny.

Never trust a sparky.

They put an extra shaft driving what would be the input shaft in a typical motorcycle...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2006, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By kevbo
When they are on sale, you can set yourself up...

When they are on sale, you can set yourself up with a PC rig for around $50 from Harbor Floatsom (err freight). I have one and it works well. You do need compressed air. Get them real clean, spray...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2006, 02:08 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,229
Posted By kevbo
Make araingments ahead of time with your local...

Make araingments ahead of time with your local funeral parlor. Suprise him with a shopping trip to pick out what kind of box he wants to be buried in. Make sure he realizes that it is important...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2006, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,187
Posted By kevbo
Not saying this will work on a bike, but this is...

Not saying this will work on a bike, but this is what I did on my Powerstroke....might give you a few ideas:

The wet stuff on the joint is PB blaster BTW.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2006, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By kevbo
The numerically smaller ration will yield lower...

The numerically smaller ration will yield lower RPM. This may lead to either smoother or rougher cruising depending on the engine.

Ratios less than 1:1 ARE considered overdrive. This term...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2005, 04:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,950
Posted By kevbo
Kevbo's take: Facts: The moronic relies...

Kevbo's take:

Facts:

The moronic relies on the O2 sensor to control the mixture. The O2 sensor, as you might guess senses only oxygen. It does not directly measure the mixture. If incomplete...
Forum: Face plant 04-25-2005, 03:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,283
Posted By kevbo
Damn near got myself and Kevbabe nailed running a...

Damn near got myself and Kevbabe nailed running a red light in Prescott AZ a couple years ago.

Had ridden from Albuquerque the day before.

I think spending a lot of time on the open road moved...
Forum: Face plant 04-11-2005, 03:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,367
Posted By kevbo
With a continuous turn lane (as opposed to one...

With a continuous turn lane (as opposed to one defined by a shaped median) you bet you need to assume there will be passing traffic on your left.

If traffic is snarled up ahead, some drivers are...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2005, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,324
Posted By kevbo
Horns are supposed to stay on. Antlers fall off...

Horns are supposed to stay on. Antlers fall off after the rut.
Forum: Face plant 03-09-2005, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,707
Posted By kevbo
Dan, check your email

Dan, check your email
Forum: Face plant 03-08-2005, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,707
Posted By kevbo
Near miss on sidecar rig.

Typing this out while it's fresh in case I need to testify.

I was approaching an intersection with red light. 2 lanes all directions, plus LH turn lanes all around. I'd just turned on from a side...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2005, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By kevbo
I ordered the adaper piece. It got damaged in...

I ordered the adaper piece. It got damaged in shipping (PEM stud knocked out) and I couldn't see how it would have worked if it were intact anyway.

I flattend out a piece of Cu water pipe and made...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2005, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By kevbo
Saw this at the Sipapu rally. The muffler is...

Saw this at the Sipapu rally. The muffler is very short, so does not extend forward to the location where the tire strikes the inside of the fender. (you could see such evidence on the model bike)...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2005, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,573
Posted By kevbo
Cast would be a problem.... Given the strength...

Cast would be a problem.... Given the strength required at this location, however, it is very likely a forging....and that would be weldable, etc. Sorry that I don't know any tips as to how to...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2005, 03:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,486
Posted By kevbo
I'd actually prefer some of the other options...

I'd actually prefer some of the other options mentioned (and pictured above) but they aint to be had in my US14/EU50 size.

Gaerne Balance trials boots serve this need for me. With pants that...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-13-2005, 02:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,952
Posted By kevbo
It is a well known fact that you can't...

It is a well known fact that you can't extinguish a fire with profanity.

Even people who already know this will still perform the experiment.
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2004, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,024
Posted By kevbo
Plexus or Novus products are widely used by power...

Plexus or Novus products are widely used by power and soaring pilots. Given the cost of a new canopy (very labor intensive to install, charged at shop rates that make BMW dealers look like charity...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2004, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By kevbo
I can't speak for the 950, but I have the motard...

I can't speak for the 950, but I have the motard kit for my 650 MZ.

Makes for a nice flickable in-town commuter, that needn't slow down for speed bumps etc.

Takes me a 'bout an hour to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2004, 05:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,362
Posted By kevbo
Lawyer vs. no lawyer: There is a hell of a lot...

Lawyer vs. no lawyer:
There is a hell of a lot a lawyer can do for you that you can't do yourself even if you know how. Certain motions, objections, etc. will make you look like a smartass, but if...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2004, 02:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,038
Posted By kevbo
Also they don't work if the machine connects the...

Also they don't work if the machine connects the tip to ground, shell hot, which is why they won't work in a Ural.
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2004, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By kevbo
As I also wear a size 14 boot, I know about that....

As I also wear a size 14 boot, I know about that.

Options I own:

Aerostitch Combat touring boot. Decent dual sport boot. Made by Sidi. Velcro going south on mine. A bit too stiff when new. A...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2004, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By kevbo
I know of one that was patched with a piece of...

I know of one that was patched with a piece of bandaid on the roadside. The last I knew, that bandaid had around 10K miles on it and the owner was looking to sell the bike with no intention of...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2004, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By kevbo
The fuel pressure regulator is a relief valve...

The fuel pressure regulator is a relief valve design, but not sure anyone would call it that.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2004, 12:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,338
Posted By kevbo
I wonder if this 4% is while under warranty? ...

I wonder if this 4% is while under warranty? That seems about right to me.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2004, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By kevbo
NO, The response speed of the sensor to each...

NO, The response speed of the sensor to each tooth depends somewhat on the gap. So if the gap is just slightly too wide, it might still be able to keep up at lower speeds.
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