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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,712
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Yeah

I want in on this if the program is still up and running. A retired ID card should be good for more than free coffee. Well, free plus a dollar.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 13,630
Posted By vecchio Lupo
The end

I am paraphrasing the quote because I don't remember exactly, and I'm not sure of the racer who said it. I only know it was not me. I think it was Kenny Roberts, but it sounds like Wayne Rainey a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,396
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Well Said, bravo

Well Said, bravo
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,396
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Bring it

KirkN, I get what you are saying. Most accidents happen very close to home and you have no control over other people.

It's risk management, not risk mitigation. You can't replace the physical...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,396
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Under age, hahahaha

Must be the desert sun, UV takes its toll.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 11,873
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Opinion

I purchased a 15 year old Combat Commando from the then defunct Norton Dealer in New Orleans in 1986. He told me that when it was new it was the first Superbike for about 10 minutes until the Kawa Z1...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,396
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Good show

Good thread and good responses. The question you asked seems to resonate with riders of a certain age, I'd say over 50, we remember seeing the R100RS and the first generation Katana sport bikes and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,396
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Yeah

I think I know what you are getting at. My bikes got bigger and faster with years, my gear improved at the same rate. I am a faithful member of the church of full on ATGATT. Then it was too much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 17,564
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Mindset

I think the answer to the question is yes, so long as you choose a commuter bike. Just as much motor as you need, comfortable, some luggage and the ability to run cheap rubber.

For instance, a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,031
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Shop

Friend,

In 1990 I turned my love of motorcycles to a business. I purchased a struggling British bike shop that was itself the remnant of the old BSA Triumph dealer, so i had some legacy...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-11-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9,332
Views: 291,338
Posted By vecchio Lupo
The 17th

Choices made, I will not venture up to Annapolis to meet up and ride MD on the 17th. Thank you very much, but I'll stay closer in.

Thinking of exploring the Northern Neck that day if any King...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-08-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9,332
Views: 291,338
Posted By vecchio Lupo
J4S, wish I could see more, my Dad got his...

J4S, wish I could see more, my Dad got his masters at CSU and I went to grade school there from 1968-70. So I can't help at all unless you want to know who had good cookies in the student housing...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-08-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9,332
Views: 291,338
Posted By vecchio Lupo
17th

Im up for a ride the 17th, I would however prefer to stay further south and maybe learn this rap-o-tap route. I think Annapolis is too far north for me to start my day from. My Hack is ready and so...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-31-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9,332
Views: 291,338
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Cool, I like both routes. I will stay tuned....

Cool, I like both routes. I will stay tuned. Tough call on whether to wrestle the R100 hack or flog the Bonneville.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-31-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 9,332
Views: 291,338
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Bring my hack

Where and what time does this ride on the 17 th begin? I will fit a new tire to the tug this week and I'll be ready.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-30-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9,332
Views: 291,338
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Here I am

Im new to this area, just moved to Dahlgren, VA. Currently no dirt bike (I like older 2 strokes, grew up Bultaco and CZ) sporting a new Bonneville and a BMW hack, with another airhead in resto....
Forum: Airheads 10-27-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 35,428
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Omg

I had no idea, he was always so fast with a response to help, he hid his condition well. Prayers and best wishes my friend.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,789
Posted By vecchio Lupo
yeah

which one is TrayVonn?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 189,521
Posted By vecchio Lupo
H-D v Buell...Hit and Miss

I was on my way to the Iron Horse Resort and Campground near Deals Gap NC a few weeks ago for the Triumph Rally. I pulled out of Leesburg, VA on my Buell S3 and headed south. 250 miles into my day I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,368
Posted By vecchio Lupo
yeah that

Wow, now I understand. I am such an ass, I am going to start taking the bus as punishment for my moto-sins.:cry

My first wife said I was a jerk, how come I didn't listen? Oh yeah, I'm a jerk.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,368
Posted By vecchio Lupo
I failed

So YOU choose which cars deserve to be "touched" or not?

I apologize for giving that impression...I meant to convey that very high end exotica draws attention to itself by definition. Since we are...
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Just sending up a flare

Gentlemen,

Just running this up the flagpole to see if somebody salutes,...my 81 R100 with 100k plus miles has alot of drive line lash. I suspect I am need of a final drive. Since the Bob's...
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Airheads Unite

I am new to the Metro Area, Leesburg, VA. I ride a 1981 R100 with Vesco Fairing. Always looking for rides and or activities. Oilheads are nice people, but they seem a little slippery to me. Keep us...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,368
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Rule

I employ the 20mph rule, if traffic is moving at 20mph or better, I take a place in a lane of trafic. If traffic is floundering at less than 20mph, somewhere around the 10 mph mark I'll slip out onto...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,368
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Such Emotion

Calm Down Boys. Having lived in parts of the world where "Filtering" or "Lane Splitting" as we say on this side of the Atlantic was the norm. I am very much missing the legal blind eye to LS. I think...
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,967
Posted By vecchio Lupo
fairing

I am a Rabid Transit, alla Don Vesco, certified freak. I love them and would most definately make you a fair offer should you decide to part with it.

I have an 81 R100 with a Rabid Transit, I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-09-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By vecchio Lupo
wtf

what do you mean shutting down the riding? Are you talking about restricting off road use, or the local police clamping down on all riding? I don't have a dirtbike, just an Old Airhead with 100000...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-08-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By vecchio Lupo
need reccomendation at 29 Palms

I am moving to Marine Corps Base, Twenty Nine Palms August 20th. I will be arriving with a loaded honda element pulling a motorcycle trailer with a bike (Not sure which one yet) strapped to it. I...
Forum: Airheads 08-04-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,338
Posted By vecchio Lupo
wrong nomenclature

Wiresppokes, I'm sorry I wasn't clear, this is a Don Vesco, Rabid Transit thread so I abbreviated Rabid Transit as RT. I now realize that in the airheads forum. the RT is a BMW nomenclature for...
Forum: Airheads 08-03-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,338
Posted By vecchio Lupo
got it

OK I spent 4 hourd pivking up a pretty nice RT. When I hold up my Lufty/Windjammer bracket, it is too narrow to sit under the RT fairing. Is there an "L" bracket I am missing or something? I know ,...
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,338
Posted By vecchio Lupo
another RT

I just sealed the deal fro a RT with no brackets, but luckily my R100 came fitted with a luftmeister copy of a Vetter, so I've got brackets after all. Any body have need of the Lufty/Vetter, mine is...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-29-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14,843
Views: 901,143
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Bored

I'm about to head over to Nashville out of sheer boredom. My big ride plans fell through, how dare my Pal not feel good today. I'll be on a 1981 R100 waving at everyone from Bloomington to Nashville...
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 234,550
Posted By vecchio Lupo
my bad

I was mistaken, in low light, a german 2 looks like a 7, so...

I actually have a 32/11 and the housing is ribbed, not a smooth casting like I've seen.

I think the diffs might be OK what do...
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,357
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Thank You

2VEZR25, thank you for allowing me to interlope on your thread. I apologize if it is bad form to piggyback prior to the OP getting an answer.
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,357
Posted By vecchio Lupo
piggyback advice

Gentlemen let me jump in and piggyback on the question. I've recently acquired an 81' R100 with 92-100k miles (odo inop). I am addressing the drive line issues, Now to the bore, It test out at...
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 234,550
Posted By vecchio Lupo
interchangeability

Friends, I have an 81' R100 with a 99k+ miles on the OE Drum brake 37/11 final drive. It has alot of drive lash and the diff is shot. Will a 32/11 from a 74 R90/6 bolt on without drama?

let me...
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Popping on decel

aside from all the needle and jet advice, which is an art to itself...

You probably have an air leak from the header to megaphone, it may plug up with soot after a bit and solve itself, or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 28,604
Posted By vecchio Lupo
I voted BMW

I voted BMW and I drive a BMW. It does seem that while texting and fiddling with the radio while moving are big problems for everyone, the BMW drivers around here seem very entitled to the road. I...
Forum: Beasts 05-31-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 61,887
Posted By vecchio Lupo
New "to Me" Roadie

I purchased a 2011 Roadie with arrow can and reflash. It has 6k miles and a madstad windscreen, I have touratech zega 3 pc but I'm only running a top box, oh yes, I am 275lbs . I have been commuting...
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,631
Posted By vecchio Lupo
2001-2012

Way to keep a thread alive, well played Sir. The answer to your question is "Very Nice" I have a 2011 Tiger Rioadie and just love it.
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