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Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 23,998
Views: 4,351,141
Posted By OldPete
Probably InterMot, Cologne, Germany the first...

Probably InterMot, Cologne, Germany the first weekend of October.
Might be an XTZ700 for the faithful. We can hope. :1drink

My needs are two-up distance so the 1200 is it.
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By OldPete
Is Google down ? :lol3 Do a search to...

Is Google down ? :lol3

Do a search to read/see pics of what BMW riders/mechanics do/suggest.
NOTE: Tap the holes straight and the stainless coils are magnetic... so that bit that breaks off can...
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 23,998
Views: 4,351,141
Posted By OldPete
"The downstream side was spotless," wetted with...

"The downstream side was spotless," wetted with oil inorder to really check.
Thanks. Good on ya Mate.

Might a front fender extender keep some of that dust at bay?

This debacle with the...
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23,998
Views: 4,351,141
Posted By OldPete
Yamaha Canada shows 11:1 ...

Yamaha Canada shows 11:1

https://www.yamaha-motor.ca/products/details.php?model=4442&group=MC&catId=94#ts

Note, stock air filter does a better job than k&n or uni.
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 992
Posted By OldPete
"Where no one would expect..." Good luck...

"Where no one would expect..."

Good luck with that Bro. But do think about a driving social media user forcing 3500# of car up your ass because he/she did not expect... :lol3
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By OldPete
So glad this question was asked because the...

So glad this question was asked because the answers make this bike even more attractive.

Radiator on the left keeps it out of the way of road debris thrown by the tire,
its heat is not blowing...
Forum: The Garage 07-16-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By OldPete
That use to happen on the hottest running...

That use to happen on the hottest running cylinder on old VWs, number 3.

As the head and cylinder come up to operating temps they expand loading up the studs to proper tension.

Do as advised on...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-15-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By OldPete
You know the drill. Look for burnt or high...

You know the drill. Look for burnt or high resistance connection, the latter will start to sweat causing serious corrosion.
Insulation subject to high heat cycles could get hard and crack when...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,099
Posted By OldPete
Might show, let's hope so. Intermot Cologne...

Might show, let's hope so.
Intermot Cologne (01-05 October 2014),Cologne,Germany
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23,998
Views: 4,351,141
Posted By OldPete
Yeah! Don't want no rice burner Jap crap. :lol3...

Yeah! Don't want no rice burner Jap crap. :lol3 :1drink

Ethnic put downs are a sign of a weak troubled mind and are best posted in CS&M, imo.
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23,998
Views: 4,351,141
Posted By OldPete
This and cheap shots at the French. Who are you...

This and cheap shots at the French. Who are you guys ?
Still like the S10 and want one but some of the owners, no matter how taken with themselves... not so much.

Insecure folks have to put...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 30,965
Views: 7,488,383
Posted By OldPete
Moto Guzzi and that Tonti frame is quite good.

Moto Guzzi and that Tonti frame is quite good.
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8,414
Views: 1,612,445
Posted By OldPete
For a 1961 crossing of The Gap, youtube>Corvair...

For a 1961 crossing of The Gap, youtube>Corvair in Jungle-Daring the Darin.
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By OldPete
KEWL ! No loaction given. :lol3 EBay, Craigs...

KEWL ! No loaction given. :lol3

EBay, Craigs or m/c wreaking yard online. :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 83,024
Posted By OldPete
Ride a bicycle real slow, note how one has to...

Ride a bicycle real slow, note how one has to turn the front tire to remain balanced/upright.
Might want to watch Speedway or Flat Track.
Those that dispute countersteering should get a trike or...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By OldPete
The battery and both ends of both cables should...

The battery and both ends of both cables should be removed, cleaned, then made-up with at the very least a touch of grease.

Remember that you have bypassed the side-stand switch to see if that is...
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By OldPete
:y0! :*sip*

:y0! :*sip*
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By OldPete
My local ACE Hardware has a drawer full of balls,...

My local ACE Hardware has a drawer full of balls, some are quite small.
Nothing I've seen on a bicycle is that small.
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,705
Posted By OldPete
The 690 is about 300# dry or w/o fuel. The...

The 690 is about 300# dry or w/o fuel.
The WR250 is a little less than 300# with fuel.

Gonna have to wait for Milan m/c show in November(?).

Sure like what yamaha.ca offers on that 700cc...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 23,998
Views: 4,351,141
Posted By OldPete
Yes Juan, I'm on page 1221 of this thread...

Yes Juan,
I'm on page 1221 of this thread already and read the "fights" over suspension.
After my first Racetec emulators and Works Performance damper on my '88 Honda Hawk 650GT I was sold on...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23,998
Views: 4,351,141
Posted By OldPete
No they haven't. I just wanted to know if...

No they haven't.

I just wanted to know if the stock shock could be rebuilt and the answer is no.
So why not get the standard suspension and up-grade with the funds saved ? (question i ask myself)...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23,998
Views: 4,351,141
Posted By OldPete
Thank you Juan. At 6' I'm 230 pounds and will...

Thank you Juan.
At 6' I'm 230 pounds and will carry a pillion at times. :lol3
A no brainer, ESA is a no-go. Standard suspension, then up-grade.


Saludos
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23,998
Views: 4,351,141
Posted By OldPete
Question

Never mind, found what I needed in the big Tenere thread via Google.


ST '14 is the one, my next bike and only to be the 3rd new bike of the 20 or so owned over many years.

Is the rear...
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By OldPete
:lol3 How rural is The Palmetto State ? Any...

:lol3 How rural is The Palmetto State ?

Any bearing warehouse should have it.
Order it will-call and go pick them up.
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By OldPete
Go to apriliaforums and read the RXV sub-forum....

Go to apriliaforums and read the RXV sub-forum. Sure seems like a hot-rod.
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 23,998
Views: 4,351,141
Posted By OldPete
^^^ Yes please. In my reading it was stated by...

^^^ Yes please.
In my reading it was stated by Yamaha that the 2014 gets better mileage by 10 or 15% iirc.
That the Sport throttle setting is more aggressive and the intake ports were down sized...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By OldPete
Hope your next Winter is even rougher. :lol3

Hope your next Winter is even rougher. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By OldPete
It should help low speed/mid-range engine torque...

It should help low speed/mid-range engine torque but higher rpm power will fall off a bit because of the restriction.

2 stroke tuning is a world of its own.

Gordon Jennings was considered the...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 893
Posted By OldPete
[QUOTE=CA_Strom;24474332]You get a DUI or...

[QUOTE=CA_Strom;24474332]You get a DUI or something?


Now a DUI thread. ;D
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 893
Posted By OldPete
Search this forum.

Search this forum.
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By OldPete
Looked at you posts and you're in the wet UK. ...

Looked at you posts and you're in the wet UK.
Looked at images of said bike and that pipe is right behind a short front fender.
So road spray as you ride all weathers... Is salt used on the winter...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By OldPete
Thanks for that blog link Bryee. Crazy with...

Thanks for that blog link Bryee.
Crazy with 17" knobs on the front, like a Motard. WR250X comes to mind.

To answer the question.
It would seem anything with a 17" on the front would be a Road...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By OldPete
Does is run good ? No rough running or engine...

Does is run good ? No rough running or engine miss ?
What's the mileage ? Have the valve clearances ever been checked ?

My guess... Just a different batch of tubing on the one side.
Forum: The Garage 06-16-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 36
Oil
Views: 2,041
Posted By OldPete
Hair oil, to also be used on the hair of the dog...

Hair oil, to also be used on the hair of the dog that bit me. :1drink
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,794
Posted By OldPete
Believe that is so. I wanna get a copy of...

Believe that is so.
I wanna get a copy of their warranty to read over,
was disappointed to not find it on the ApriliaUSA site. Might have to look again.

Even as an old fart mechanic I like...
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,794
Posted By OldPete
WOW!! Thanks for pinching a mega loaf in this...

WOW!! Thanks for pinching a mega loaf in this thread. :lol3

At present I'm taking notes on all the posts at AF1 in the Caponord 1200 thread and find few recurring issue.
The Capo's fuel map for...
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,870
Posted By OldPete
Shame on you Ducati. Like bad sex this will be a...

Shame on you Ducati. Like bad sex this will be a long tease with a poor showing/finish. :1drink

I had a RT 450 Desmo for several years in the '70s/'80s. Hell of a hill climber out in the Barstow...
Forum: The Garage 06-07-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,180
Posted By OldPete
The only grease to use on BMW splines and...

The only grease to use on BMW splines and probably the best for your use as it becomes one with/impregnates the surface of the steel.

Honda Moly 60 Paste (60% moly :eek1 ) $7.50 USD online here in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,017
Posted By OldPete
Turbos that have worked hard need to be idled to...

Turbos that have worked hard need to be idled to prevent the oil in them from coking into charcoal.
Even with the best oils in use it is still good practice.

To OP,
There is strong thermal flow...
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 171,258
Posted By OldPete
Did some research... You gonna wear a red shirt...

Did some research... You gonna wear a red shirt or yellow shirt? :lol3
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