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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths Today, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 514,784
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Likewise. My neighbor rides a Softail Slim and a...

Likewise. My neighbor rides a Softail Slim and a Vespa GTS 250.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Today, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6,596
Views: 423,966
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Respect! I did Ironman Canada a few times in the...

Respect! I did Ironman Canada a few times in the 80s up in Penticton. I hit the finish line right behind the leader a couple of years and just behind the lead woman once. I didn't even break a...
Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 07:32 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 110,323
Posted By Sparrowhawk
I can give a positive review on Antigravity. ...

I can give a positive review on Antigravity. I've had a small case 8 cell in my KTM 640 for three years now. It starts as well as the day I installed it. 20 - 35 degrees F and it turns over slow. ...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths Yesterday, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 514,784
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Too much information. :eek1

Too much information. :eek1
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths Yesterday, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 514,784
Posted By Sparrowhawk
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff142/Tognar/T2...

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff142/Tognar/T2eC16ZHJGEFFmzCfVIyBSL2zFJQ60_1.jpeg (http://s242.photobucket.com/user/Tognar/media/T2eC16ZHJGEFFmzCfVIyBSL2zFJQ60_1.jpeg.html)
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths Yesterday, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 514,784
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Passed a rider this morning on an S1000RR with...

Passed a rider this morning on an S1000RR with matching white/blue/red racing leathers, gloves, boots, and helmet. I am sure he felt awesome but all I could think of was poseur. British Navy...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 514,784
Posted By Sparrowhawk
That's just an old cliche.

That's just an old cliche.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-30-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 514,784
Posted By Sparrowhawk
It may not seem like much difference between the...

It may not seem like much difference between the various bikes until one would have safely brought you to a stop in the 120 feet between you and the Cadillac Escalade that turned in front of you and...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-30-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 514,784
Posted By Sparrowhawk
You and I are both correct. The Dynas are a...

You and I are both correct. The Dynas are a mixed bag. +/- the 700 pound threshold and with/without single discs. The Softtails are all heavier than 700 pounds with single discs. But as you say,...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-30-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 514,784
Posted By Sparrowhawk
You forgot crappy suspensions. I'll give you the...

You forgot crappy suspensions. I'll give you the build quality and reliability but the Streets have poor brakes by any measure and Harley still produces a bunch of 700+ pound bikes with a single...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-29-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,042
Posted By Sparrowhawk
One option to ice is gallon zip lock bags half -...

One option to ice is gallon zip lock bags half - 3/4 filled with a 50:50 mix of water and rubbing alcohol. It gets slushy in the freezer instead of chunks and forms around your leg easy.. Just toss...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2,249
Views: 394,822
Posted By Sparrowhawk
This would make a good sig line. [emoji40]

This would make a good sig line. [emoji40]
Forum: Road Warriors 06-25-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 125,135
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Took a tard SP for a test ride today and all I...

Took a tard SP for a test ride today and all I can say is WOW! Couldn't get into it hard because I didn't want to break it and buy it. I love the way the power comes on around 7k. Handling was...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-25-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 72,538
Posted By Sparrowhawk
The least boring bike I have ever ridden is a...

The least boring bike I have ever ridden is a Ducati Hypermotard SP. it's like having devils on both shoulders whispering in you ears.
Forum: Vendors 06-22-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 165,349
Posted By Sparrowhawk
If that's all it takes then it wouldn't be...

If that's all it takes then it wouldn't be difficult to wire in an interrupt switch into the circuit. ABS or no ABS at the flick of a switch.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-22-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 125,135
Posted By Sparrowhawk
You're probably right. If one has to buy the...

You're probably right. If one has to buy the front cowling the cost is about $800. $250 if it's just the windshield and black plastic mount. I might try out an MRA or Puig for $100 - $200. ...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-22-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 125,135
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Good advice. I am liking the idea of a SP Strada...

Good advice. I am liking the idea of a SP Strada more and more. Better suspension and more ground clearance for off pavement exploring. I will have to find out what the Strada fairing and...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-21-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 125,135
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Ya, that's what I am thinking. Seat height isn't...

Ya, that's what I am thinking. Seat height isn't an issue since I am riding a KTM 640 LC4. A converted Motard SP with some touring bits might just be the ticket since the Stradas sound a bit low on...
Forum: Racing 06-21-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6,401
Views: 827,175
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Poof. Not Luke.

Poof. Not Luke.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-20-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 125,135
Posted By Sparrowhawk
I stopped by the dealer to inquire about a test...

I stopped by the dealer to inquire about a test ride and he said all the Hyperstradas for this year are sold. I will get to try a Hypermotard SP instead. Should be fun.
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7,266
Views: 1,335,759
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Replace your radiator cap. When worn they will...

Replace your radiator cap. When worn they will vent at low pressure. One issue you have experienced the other is overheating. Cheap.

Edit. Check your oil. Could be a leak in your water pump...
Forum: Vendors 06-20-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 214,040
Posted By Sparrowhawk
No kidding! I've been running the ugly ass round...

No kidding! I've been running the ugly ass round ones for a few years now. OK, so I can see behind me just fine, and I can get them off or out of harms way with the twist of a knob, and I bought...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7,266
Views: 1,335,759
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Alignment would be my guess too. If the rear...

Alignment would be my guess too. If the rear wheel was angled towards the right the inside of the sprocket would rub on the chain both top and bottom as it rotated.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-18-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,779
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Harley riders call it layin' it down.

Harley riders call it layin' it down.
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7,266
Views: 1,335,759
Posted By Sparrowhawk
I second the recommendation.

I second the recommendation.
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7,266
Views: 1,335,759
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Anything special planned for this one?

Anything special planned for this one?
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-14-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,042
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Best of luck to you! It's both easier than you...

Best of luck to you! It's both easier than you expect. You'll be up walking faster than you would have imagined. You'll be wondering why your bowls won't do their job.

I will offer one bit of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7,266
Views: 1,335,759
Posted By Sparrowhawk
I have had great luck with the Antigravity 8...

I have had great luck with the Antigravity 8 cell. http://shop.antigravitybatteries.com/antigravity-batteries-ag801/

The compact unit leaves room in the battery tray for extra stuff. I carry a...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-13-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 58,935
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Many predicted the same kind of outcome for BMW...

Many predicted the same kind of outcome for BMW when they announced their plan to produce an inline four sport bike to go toe to toe with the Japanese and Italians.

If Harley does it right (the...
Forum: Racing 06-12-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6,401
Views: 827,175
Posted By Sparrowhawk
KTM posted an interview with Laia. <iframe...

KTM posted an interview with Laia.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZragLHRtc6c?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Road Warriors 06-11-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 58,935
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Did you try the on switch? Could've taken it for...

Did you try the on switch? Could've taken it for a spin around the hotel and just claimed it was your mobility device.

So the same engineering firm that helped Harley develop the LiveWire,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7,266
Views: 1,335,759
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Periodically check & clean wire connectors.

Just a friendly maintenance reminder. Last year I noticed that my charging system wasn't keeping things charged like it should. The charge voltage at 3,000 RPM was only about 13 - 13.5 V. I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7,266
Views: 1,335,759
Posted By Sparrowhawk
I'm not adicted. I can quit anytime I want to. I...

I'm not adicted. I can quit anytime I want to. I just don't want to right now. :lol3
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-10-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 46,734
Posted By Sparrowhawk
John McGuinness with Team Mugen broke his own SES...

John McGuinness with Team Mugen broke his own SES TT Zero record in today’s Isle of Man TT Races with his teammate Bruce Anstey again following him home, as he did last year. Anstey was also inside...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-09-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,001
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Motif - I wish you would fill out your profile. ...

Motif - I wish you would fill out your profile. I'd like to know if you're less than 4 1/2 days ride away from me and whether I should be paranoid.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-09-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,339
Posted By Sparrowhawk
I have promoted a system like this for tires as...

I have promoted a system like this for tires as well. Some bikes work well in both environments and others not so good in either. Under the usual 80/20, 50/50, 20/80 system a KTM 690 Enduro and...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-09-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 46,734
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Victory Racing team rider William Dunlop is out...

Victory Racing team rider William Dunlop is out with injuries. Guy Martin is replacing Dunlop and rode his first-ever lap of the TT course on an electric motorcycle.
...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-08-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 46,734
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Isle of Man TT Zero practice sessions are under...

Isle of Man TT Zero practice sessions are under way.

http://cdn.rideapart.com/wp-content/uploads/2015%2F06%2FVictory-TT-Dunlop-at-speed-3-770x5131.jpg

Victory Racing team riders William Dunlop...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-08-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 46,734
Posted By Sparrowhawk
$11,000 less than a Kawasaki H2R, top speed 218...

$11,000 less than a Kawasaki H2R, top speed 218 mph, 100 mile range, charges in 30 minutes, 495 pounds, 200 HP, and almost twice the torque of a Super Duke R.
...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-08-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,779
Posted By Sparrowhawk
And it's not just people. Last year I was riding...

And it's not just people. Last year I was riding out late in the wilds of north Idaho on a clear, moonless night. Leasurley walking down the highway in my lane was a big bull moose. Having a deer...
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