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Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By pmelby
Maybe get the mods to move this over to the...

Maybe get the mods to move this over to the 'Beasts' sub-forum. There is at least one MTS1200 thread going there.

I have a set of these bars up for sale in the flea market, but I never had them...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4,028
Views: 463,928
Posted By pmelby
WTF are you on about? The bike pictured doesn't...

WTF are you on about? The bike pictured doesn't look any different to me that the ones run at Bonneville. The valve cover, exhaust, wave rotors, whats different? I'm not sure about your 'fog'...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,967,502
Posted By pmelby
Lay 'er down fail, more like Flip 'er Over:deal ...

Lay 'er down fail, more like Flip 'er Over:deal

cheers,
melby
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-19-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4,539
Views: 670,068
Posted By pmelby
Thanks for the info. I was wondering if...

Thanks for the info.

I was wondering if those circuits were broken out of the loom at any other locations. I was just in the headlight mask to connect up the heated grips and didn't see anything....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-19-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4,539
Views: 670,068
Posted By pmelby
1190 Accessory Wiring Circuits

Was removing the evaporative canister and associated tubing, found these in the tail compartment:
http://pmelby.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KTM-1190-ADV/i-bkMjhLD/0/M/P1010252-M.jpg

These are labeled...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-18-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4,539
Views: 670,068
Posted By pmelby
Just purchased a set and am working on the...

Just purchased a set and am working on the install. About $125 or so retail so that isn't too bad for the parts. Looks like a couple hour job to install, mainly disassembly to get to the wiring...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-17-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4,539
Views: 670,068
Posted By pmelby
You're certain that the heated grips are...

You're certain that the heated grips are installed? I just purchased a new 1190ADV and the heated grips are not installed as standard equipment.

cheers,
melby
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 25,230
Posted By pmelby
WTF are you talking about? Multiplying crank HP?...

WTF are you talking about? Multiplying crank HP?

I don't know about brilliant. Bought the thing in 1985, Tucson AZ, had to remove the seals/gaiters between the forks and fairing to allow enough...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 25,230
Posted By pmelby
Do you know anything about the progression of the...

Do you know anything about the progression of the BMW boxer motor over the last 20 years?

How about we compare that to H-D and what they've accomplished with their 'legacy platform' 45deg V-twin....
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 25,230
Posted By pmelby
The KTM 690cc LC4 used in the Duke is advertised...

The KTM 690cc LC4 used in the Duke is advertised to have 50kw, or 67Hp:
http://www.ktm.com/typo3temp/pics/ea5efdccbd.jpg

Having owned a 690R Enduro with the older, 654cc version, I can see how...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4,028
Views: 463,928
Posted By pmelby
From the AMA rules: So no, the Boss Hoss...

From the AMA rules:


So no, the Boss Hoss motorcycle abomination does not qualify as it uses, and was briefly emissions/production certified to use Chevrolet produced engines.

Thanks for...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4,028
Views: 463,928
Posted By pmelby
And you know that the Motus principals were the...

And you know that the Motus principals were the riders who set the records, correct?
Lee Conn:
http://pmelby.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Misc-Bike-Stuff/i-9fJXHsZ/0/L/Lee%20Solo%202-L.jpg
Brian Case:...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 25,230
Posted By pmelby
Harley Davidson to debut new Sportser at Intermot

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/harley-davidson-debuts-prototype-sportster-at-intermot-/

Oops, 2006 material. My mistake.:rofl

Sorry for the lame humor.

cheers,
melby
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 25,230
Posted By pmelby
I guess not. Thanks to the other poster who...

I guess not.

Thanks to the other poster who linked the Norton Isolastic system.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_58sqfxw9dkM/S6ztx65akuI/AAAAAAAAAb8/PUvF04kD-nE/s1600/isolastic.jpg

I guess that H-D...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 25,230
Posted By pmelby
As explained, the swing-arm is directly attached...

As explained, the swing-arm is directly attached to the gearbox/primary/engine.

The graphic is from the Motus, another push-rod valve train/powered motorcycle but slightly different from the H-D...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 25,230
Posted By pmelby
How about this frame, does it look like the bike...

How about this frame, does it look like the bike will handle?

http://motusmotorcycles.com/i/hotspots/mst-cad.jpg

What about this frame? Where does the swing-arm attach? To the rubber mounted...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 25,230
Posted By pmelby
Bikes that look like they handle....:norton ...

Bikes that look like they handle....:norton

And what exactly makes the H-D offerings 'look like they handle' in your perspective? Is it the swing-arm mounted to the elastomer attached motor? Is...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 47,984
Posted By pmelby
Interesting that they went back to a conventional...

Interesting that they went back to a conventional USD fork, maybe having the radiator up there now complicated using the telelever?

That R1200R in the white/red looks fantastic.

cheers,
melby
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 131,544
Posted By pmelby
[QUOTE=rocker59;25177374] ...

[QUOTE=rocker59;25177374]

http://bangshift.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/indian.jpg

Looks like they already have the straight-pipe thing in hand. :norton

cheers,
melby
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 131,544
Posted By pmelby
You're correct, but it is a sad fact that the...

You're correct, but it is a sad fact that the American biker (not motorcyclist) prefer bikes designed with form over function. The only remotely functional part of having a 25" seat height is to...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 25,230
Posted By pmelby
I'm sure that I would be surprised at the ride...

I'm sure that I would be surprised at the ride quality. I was definitely surprised by the ride on the XR1200 which I detailed in my post about the test ride. The fact that he mirrors were useless...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4,028
Views: 463,928
Posted By pmelby
Just wondering if you had any relevant experience...

Just wondering if you had any relevant experience with certifying a production vehicle intended for sale and use on US highways?

If you have any useful comments regarding the difficulties being...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 25,230
Posted By pmelby
Yes, I have ridden a 'modern' H-D, it was a 2009...

Yes, I have ridden a 'modern' H-D, it was a 2009 XR1200 and during the brief ride I noticed that the mirrors were useless when stopped and if I gripped the bars too tight, the 'paint-shaker'...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4,028
Views: 463,928
Posted By pmelby
What particular vehicle/powertrain have you...

What particular vehicle/powertrain have you successfully passed through the EPA emission certification procedure?

cheers,
melby
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4,028
Views: 463,928
Posted By pmelby
Who says that they don't build the engines? ...

Who says that they don't build the engines?

My understanding is, that they will build/sell a crate engine for use in other applications.

cheers,
melby
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 25,230
Posted By pmelby
Begging for a Road King as opposed to a MTS1200? ...

Begging for a Road King as opposed to a MTS1200? How in the hell can the two bikes so diametrically opposite even be mentioned in the same sentence?

Road King, 800lbs, 4.375" stroke, pressed &...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-25-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 4,539
Views: 670,068
Posted By pmelby
Owner's manuals are on the KTM site for...

Owner's manuals are on the KTM site for download..:deal

http://www.ktm.com/uploads/tx_ktmproduct/techdocs/14_3213105_nl_OM.pdf

I'm collecting my '14 1190 tomorrow:clap and have read the manual...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 131,544
Posted By pmelby
I have my doubts.. It seems to me that the H-D...

I have my doubts..
It seems to me that the H-D marketing model presumes that the buyer will pay extra for any 'performance' upgrades. I've found that I haven't needed any 'performance upgrades' on...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-16-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,640
Views: 486,628
Posted By pmelby
Seems like I need a password to watch the video? ...

Seems like I need a password to watch the video?

cheers,
melby
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 131,544
Posted By pmelby
Midposition controls? You've got to be kidding. ...

Midposition controls? You've got to be kidding. The pegs are at least 2' forward of the swing-arm pivot. How much more 'forward' can they get?

cheers,
melby
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 131,544
Posted By pmelby
From Cycle-Ergo.com 6'-2" Rider, 34" inseam: ...

From Cycle-Ergo.com
6'-2" Rider, 34" inseam:
http://pmelby.smugmug.com/Other/Misc-Pics/i-6D62Wqb/0/M/2015_Scout-M.png

I'm disappointed also as it is just another cruiser. Hopefully,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 437,298
Posted By pmelby
Might need to carry a m/c lift, 1/2" drive...

Might need to carry a m/c lift, 1/2" drive impact, & etc. along with the spare belt.:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,450
Posted By pmelby
Think of it like a snowmobile on wheels. Nothing...

Think of it like a snowmobile on wheels. Nothing like railing a flat-cornering snow machine on the trails. Of course, the best us of a machine like that is in the powder, but the riding is...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4,028
Views: 463,928
Posted By pmelby
Good for Motus and this thread. Maybe we can...

Good for Motus and this thread. Maybe we can drop the discussion about V-Roids now. :lol3
cheers,
melby
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4,028
Views: 463,928
Posted By pmelby
cheers, melby

cheers,
melby
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 131,544
Posted By pmelby
No, I have not ridden a H-D 48 or any other...

No, I have not ridden a H-D 48 or any other modern bike that features a front tire of that aspect ratio.

You tell me what the advantages are, if any. Other than aesthetics and/or supposed...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 131,544
Posted By pmelby
Great, old time bikes had fat tires. What has...

Great, old time bikes had fat tires. What has that got to do with a modern bike other than aesthetics?

This new Indian 'Scout', which is supposed to harken to a 'performance' bike of the past,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 131,544
Posted By pmelby
That explains it then, styling exercise.:lol3 ...

That explains it then, styling exercise.:lol3

cheers,
melby
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 131,544
Posted By pmelby
Fat front tire

What's the deal with the thick profile front tire. Is there a good reason for this or it is just another cruiser bike styling exercise?

Wouldn't a larger (more un-sprung wt, more gyroscopic...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 1,451,149
Posted By pmelby
690R & X-Country at MN300

Here's a pic of my 690R and a buddy with his G650XCo taking a breather after a muddy section on the MN300 Adv Ride. I'm pretty much mud from knee to shoulder on my right side....
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