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Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12,752
Views: 1,183,228
Posted By skeptic
oil cooler

If I was planning on long trip in the desert, I'd mount one of these and run synthetic:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=500646&page=30
Forum: Battle scooters 04-16-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By skeptic
Neat. That was my first bike also. It held...

Neat.
That was my first bike also. It held up very well.
Forum: Beasts 01-08-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16,900
Views: 4,816,790
Posted By skeptic
CDI repair

I have low mileage T/A - 11,000 miles and just had to replace a CDI module. Is there anyone stateside who repairs them? My reading of this thread leads me to believe that the primary failure mode is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12,752
Views: 1,183,228
Posted By skeptic
Years ago I posted that I drilled the banjo bolt...

Years ago I posted that I drilled the banjo bolt out to I think 1/8 " and increased the size of the holes which run perpendicular to the shaft of the bolt. The banjo bolt seemed to be the pinch...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,930
Posted By skeptic
Your pictures are gone. They no longer display

Your pictures are gone. They no longer display
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-20-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,277
Posted By skeptic
Beautiful pictures. What is the camera?

Beautiful pictures. What is the camera?
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-30-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,906
Posted By skeptic
Your word pictures put me right there. Thank you...

Your word pictures put me right there. Thank you very much for your story.
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12,752
Views: 1,183,228
Posted By skeptic
Banjo bolts

I just drilled them out to 1/8 inch.
I thought every little bit of increased flow helped.
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,565
Posted By skeptic
Thank you very much for your wonderful report. ...

Thank you very much for your wonderful report.

What gas mileage do you average? (Km/L or mpg)
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12,752
Views: 1,183,228
Posted By skeptic
My experience is after a couple of kicks cold or...

My experience is after a couple of kicks cold or half warm you have to pull decomp, open throttle full and kick thru 10 times before trying to start it again. Some times if I set idle speed up a half...
Forum: Face plant 08-07-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,532
Posted By skeptic
bird hits rider

I'm in SoCal. Sunday about 8:30 pm I took a short spin past Irvine Lake. Testing out my new face shield on my Nolan 100E helmet and warming up my 1983 XL600R which had been pleading with me to run...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7,950
Views: 3,094,339
Posted By skeptic
That is one beautiful bike! In H.S. I had a Honda...

That is one beautiful bike! In H.S. I had a Honda Benly Touring as I could not afford the CB160's my friends had. I had no idea Honda used the Benly, frame telescopic forks and CB tank to make such a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12,752
Views: 1,183,228
Posted By skeptic
Thanks a lot. Is shock under tension or can I...

Thanks a lot. Is shock under tension or can I just take bolt out at top of it where it connects to frame? (Do I need spring compressor?) I mean, will it increase in length when I undo the bolt so...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12,752
Views: 1,183,228
Posted By skeptic
swingarm chain slider replacement

So I thought I'd replace the swing arm chain slider. 4 screws, right? But the thing wraps over the pivot end of the swing arm AND a little piece connecting upper and lower slider sections needs...
Forum: Americas 01-31-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,713
Posted By skeptic
Did you read this thread? ...

Did you read this thread?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=460631

Nathanthepostman rode Australia to Great Britain (ferried a little) on a Honda 90. Quite a trip and quite an...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12,752
Views: 1,183,228
Posted By skeptic
Turbo City Windscreen

I'm selling mine.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=744400
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,503
Posted By skeptic
Somewhere on this site is a story of a gal whose...

Somewhere on this site is a story of a gal whose front forks broke where the wheel attaches. She had terrible injuries. BMW would not own up to the problem. Porosity or other defect in the lower fork...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-11-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,576
Posted By skeptic
What do you like? I think the Getty Museum...

What do you like?

I think the Getty Museum is neat. Free too!
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 19,955
Posted By skeptic
Thanks for sharing. I've got a 1983 XL600R with...

Thanks for sharing. I've got a 1983 XL600R with supertrapp., otherwise stock. Runs well. 5000 miles
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12,752
Views: 1,183,228
Posted By skeptic
I have the TCI windscreen, will sell it shipped...

I have the TCI windscreen, will sell it shipped for $130. Pretty much like new condition.
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 26,922
Posted By skeptic
I have confidence in you. I had a worry or...

I have confidence in you.

I had a worry or two about Nathanthepostman on his adventure:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=460631

but he prevailed on a much smaller bike.
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12,752
Views: 1,183,228
Posted By skeptic
Huh!! Good looking, though I would not have...

Huh!!

Good looking, though I would not have white for a dirt bike. Camo might work better for reduced cleaning effort.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12,752
Views: 1,183,228
Posted By skeptic
It's been mentioned before but bears repeating. ...

It's been mentioned before but bears repeating.

When the bike stalls before getting fully warmed up or it starts and dies really soon after starting, I find all it takes is this to start it: Pull...
Forum: Beasts 05-17-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16,900
Views: 4,816,790
Posted By skeptic
Malkmust13 story

Thanks for your story. Nice looking bike.
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 87,862
Posted By skeptic
Thank you for your time and effort in posting...

Thank you for your time and effort in posting your work. Amazing job.
Forum: 2 smokers 04-26-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 41,005
Posted By skeptic
I'm just guessing here, but doesn't powder...

I'm just guessing here, but doesn't powder coating act as an insulator instead of promoting heat convection and radiation?

I would think a thin coat of hi-temp flat black would be best from a...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,853
Posted By skeptic
What happened? Can you post pics and project...

What happened? Can you post pics and project progress?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,394
Posted By skeptic
I just got a 1964 CL72 so I'd sure like to know...

I just got a 1964 CL72 so I'd sure like to know more about this bike and the story also.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,746
Posted By skeptic
Anything is possible with enough effort and...

Anything is possible with enough effort and planning. Here's link to Sydney to London on a 110cc Honda postal bike:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=460631

But if you plan on...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,746
Posted By skeptic
Looks like a real nice and simple bike. It...

Looks like a real nice and simple bike. It should be fine so long as your routes don't include highways/freeways and you are not in a hurry.

Figure out how to fix flats, carry some oil to top...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12,752
Views: 1,183,228
Posted By skeptic
TCI Rack and frame reinforcement

The TCI rack is nice. They used my bike when designing the rack(s). The only problem is the inherent weakness of the frame. See the post below for some ideas about how to beef it up. The weight is...
Forum: Beasts 03-25-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16,900
Views: 4,816,790
Posted By skeptic
Another way to convert km to miles: Divide by 2...

Another way to convert km to miles: Divide by 2 and add 10%
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,842
Posted By skeptic
oil flow to head

The ADVRIDER search function does not work well. Better just to google with advrider in the search term.

Here's source of my info and some other analysis on the subject.

...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,842
Posted By skeptic
If you are going to hang luggage off the back,...

If you are going to hang luggage off the back, you may want to reinforce the subframe. See post 25317 of this thread:
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 73,789
Views: 7,637,665
Posted By skeptic
Syn oil is more slippery, so ring break-in...

Syn oil is more slippery, so ring break-in (wear-in) may take longer if Syn oil is used. But after the honing is worn down, it's past the time that it matters for break-in purposes. IMHO.
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 73,789
Views: 7,637,665
Posted By skeptic
XL600R sprocket

Spud Rider and Kubiak: Do you know if the XR650R sprocket fits on the 1983 XL600R? The PBI catalog lists 388 series C/S sprockets for all 500 & 600 singles, but changes to 342 for the 650L and 386...
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16,900
Views: 4,816,790
Posted By skeptic
How do you like the Givi windscreen? Do you get...

How do you like the Givi windscreen? Do you get any buffeting? Does it decrease windnoise? How tall do you sit on the bike? (torso). (Actual height of a person is not necessarily an indicator of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 73,789
Views: 7,637,665
Posted By skeptic
Because of shaft wear, I always think it's best...

Because of shaft wear, I always think it's best to use oem c/s sprockets.

I replaced my 89 15t transalp sprocket with a honda 16t also. Orig and 16t both had a rubber chain bumper on the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 73,789
Views: 7,637,665
Posted By skeptic
I run a 16/50. Got the 16 at a honda dealer IIRC.

I run a 16/50. Got the 16 at a honda dealer IIRC.
Forum: Trials 02-18-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 24,099
Posted By skeptic
Timing tool

I came across this tool suggestion for setting timing in case you haven't purchased a tool yet.

http://bultacoforum.com/index.php?topic=229.0
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