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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Yesterday, 05:42 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 233,586
Posted By lesman
First make sure your fan works use jumpers. There...

First make sure your fan works use jumpers. There should be a sensor/switch to turn it on..check it. Is this a fusesable circuit?(might make this number 1)
Does this circuit have a relay?
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 04:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,575
Posted By lesman
Rear end Ratio Question?

Is the California rear a 7/33? The Quota rear end is a 8/33?
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 04:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,501
Posted By lesman
Isn't 9E a cooler plug?

Isn't 9E a cooler plug?
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,012
Posted By lesman
Work great. Lasts 2 hrs max closer to 90 minutes...

Work great. Lasts 2 hrs max closer to 90 minutes in the summer. In the middle of summer, if the sun goes down you will get cold.
If you use it all day....your clothes will smell.

A friend gave me...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By lesman
Yep, work as advertised.

Yep, work as advertised.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 453,891
Posted By lesman
Balancing Shinkjo's

When I installed my new Shinko 705 it took 56 grams to balance. When I balanced my 712's it always took 35-45 grams. Are these amounts excessive?
Yes red dot at the valve stem. The tire rides great.
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,595
Views: 687,121
Posted By lesman
http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-fdDvRJN/0/S/i-fdDv...

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-fdDvRJN/0/S/i-fdDvRJN-S.jpg

Fritz,
When did you add the fairing? Was that the Guzzi at Yankee's, when I met you?


Les
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 15,872
Posted By lesman
http://motomochila.smugmug.com/Other/Bikes-for-sal...

http://motomochila.smugmug.com/Other/Bikes-for-sale/i-3hcfF9p/0/L/IMG_0080-L.jpg

A CB with high pipes? What is the front fender? Is it a chrome fender that dechromed?
I've owned a few 305's over...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By lesman
I run Shinko 712's dollar for dollar a great...

I run Shinko 712's dollar for dollar a great tire. Rears last 4500 miles max. I install my own tires. 705's will last 6000 miles on the rear.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-19-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,183
Posted By lesman
Seriously? Brake line

Seriously? Brake line
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,575
Posted By lesman
Final Install Pictures

California Wheel with a Shinko 705
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh169/Lesman77230/California%20Wheel%20on%20a%20Quota/Cali%20wheel%20witha%20Shinko%20705.jpg


New Stainless Wheel shim ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-17-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 453,891
Posted By lesman
I either missed it or for 5500 miles my tire has...

I either missed it or for 5500 miles my tire has been installed wrong(arrows on the other side). I got 5500 miles with possible 1000 miles available. I run 712's on my Strom. They last 3000-4000 max....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-17-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 105,220
Posted By lesman
I'm looking at Madstad setup. Hardware to move...

I'm looking at Madstad setup. Hardware to move your Wind shield up or down plus the windshield. http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/sc.7/category.2335/.f

I use the hardware on my Strom. Easy install...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-17-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2,188
Views: 228,663
Posted By lesman
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/xamaneli/06...

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/xamaneli/061d232c1ccf8e0849c122fe1d33a8e6.jpg.


It's a bevel drive. I ran out battery. Didn't take a picture of it. The picture doesn't do it justice. I saw...
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,213
Posted By lesman
HF has a great Electric impact for $34-$49 range...

HF has a great Electric impact for $34-$49 range depending sales in coupons.
I have air tools. It's a great tool when no air is available. Battery powered impacts are great for 90% of life. If you...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 453,891
Posted By lesman
I just got a new set of Shinko 705. I looked at...

I just got a new set of Shinko 705. I looked at the rotation arrow. If you install it on the rear it rotates one way. If you install on the front it should rotate the opposite way(flip it over)....
Forum: Old's Cool 04-15-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,575
Posted By lesman
So much for believing the Internet. Quota and...

So much for believing the Internet. Quota and California rear calipers are different and don't use the same pads. California Caliper is just a tad bigger.
When you go to some brake pad sellers for...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-15-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By lesman
No tach?

No tach?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-15-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,501
Posted By lesman
No,I on the board of our Civic Club. It's one...

No,I on the board of our Civic Club. It's one those fun jobs that makes you feel small and insignificant. I had a meeting last night.
I'm in process of putting a California wheel on my Quota. Almost...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-15-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By lesman
Is yours a electric start or non electric start...

Is yours a electric start or non electric start SL350?
69 and 70 were electric start CV carbed. 70/1/2 on were no electric start & regular smaller carbed some different body parts. 70 1/2 on were at...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,501
Posted By lesman
It doesn't have Brembo's? I just looked it up...

It doesn't have Brembo's? I just looked it up ...Nissin's. Are these calipers semi unique?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,575
Posted By lesman
Once again Thanks to DD. I was able to able to...

Once again Thanks to DD.
I was able to able to get it all situated. I wanted to complicate a simple solution. I was going to buy a California Spacer. It would have taken 1-2 weeks to get the part or...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4,629
Views: 555,975
Posted By lesman
At the Hand Built Bike Show

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh169/Lesman77230/Handbuilt%20Show%20Pictures/Motus%201.jpg

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh169/Lesman77230/Handbuilt%20Show%20Pictures/Motus%202.jpg


...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By lesman
I think easy $1000 possible $1500. It's way...

I think easy $1000 possible $1500. It's way better than a scooter.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,575
Posted By lesman
DD, I didn't grasp the 1mm shim until now. I...

DD,
I didn't grasp the 1mm shim until now. I assume you added the shim between the spacer and rear end housing not between the wheel bearing and spacer?
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,575
Posted By lesman
PIctures and Problems

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh169/Lesman77230/California%20Wheel%20on%20a%20Quota/quota%20axle%20with%20a%20cali%20rim.jpg
Using the stock Quota axle. There is insufficent threads. I plan...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,501
Posted By lesman
Fritz, Have you recently adjusted the pedal...

Fritz,
Have you recently adjusted the pedal heighth on your Gran Canyon?
I recently did so to my quota. I was into a ride about 50 miles when I noticed my rear brake dragging. I stopped I loosened...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-11-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,320
Posted By lesman
OMG , the show was great

A buddy and I drove up to the show, We were joined by another buddy.
My camera ran out of battery power half way through the show. I didn't see the "wall of death". My buddies did watch it. It...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 968
Posted By lesman
Gunsmoke Upgrade

http://www.gunsmoke.com/motorcycling/r100gs/brake_front/index.html
Check out his specs on 4 Piston Brembo upgrade
Check out his website. he was the godfather to GSPD upgrades
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 968
Posted By lesman
A GSPD full tank, 2 up with gear has pretty...

A GSPD full tank, 2 up with gear has pretty inadequate brakes. Front brake that is too small for the size and weight of the bike and rear brake that was designed as after thought.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,742
Posted By lesman
I loved my XS750. It ran, it stopped and when you...

I loved my XS750. It ran, it stopped and when you put the key in the ignition, it started. I weighed maybe 150lbs probably 140lbs when I owned it. Short on hp who cared.
I rode my XS750 to Texas...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,742
Posted By lesman
in 1977? my 1973 Sportster broke down. It was...

in 1977? my 1973 Sportster broke down. It was what you call a POS. As I'm pushing the bike down I35 feeder. The owner of Harley / Yamaha dealer comes out of the showroom(San Marcos,TX). He told me on...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,575
Posted By lesman
A complete caponard 19" or just the rim?

A complete caponard 19" or just the rim?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,575
Posted By lesman
Thanks again to Ddouble for pictures and advice. ...

Thanks again to Ddouble for pictures and advice.

If you use a Quota axle , it's about 5/16" (Sorry about no metric ) short,
California axle is 1/2 longer than a Quota. The caliper side of the...
Forum: The Garage 04-01-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 287,013
Posted By lesman
Always wanted one. Just welded a really large...

Always wanted one. Just welded a really large washer to the bottom of my sidestand...much better than Dr.Pepper can. Seriously love the sidestand foot.
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,360
Posted By lesman
A battery operated boyfriend? Ex girlfriend told...

A battery operated boyfriend? Ex girlfriend told me she had "BOB". What are you talking about?
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,496
Posted By lesman
use a tie down to prevent spinning. I use a...

use a tie down to prevent spinning. I use a pallet. I put it up in the rafters when not in use. i really like the foldup set up.
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By lesman
Bought 2 of them. Specs on paper were great. Less...

Bought 2 of them. Specs on paper were great. Less than optimal performance.
Nobody in our family is what you would call a hardcore phone person.
May even have a problem getting 4G on a regular...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-30-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,575
Posted By lesman
Using A California Axle instead of Quota Axle

Will the California brake bracket be a straight bolt on affair if I used a California axle? First glance the California Brake Bracket would need to be milled using a Quota Axle.


Best Regards,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-28-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,936
Posted By lesman
Wow, I pay $254.00 a year for full coverage on a...

Wow, I pay $254.00 a year for full coverage on a 2006 DL1000 & a Quota.
The seat maybe worth $75-100. Pipes maybe worth $75-100.
DL1000 is a great bike 4K is a great price for a low mileage Vee
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