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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,131
Posted By Motoswami
bike 2 bike

I'm using frs radios and Autocom for the central hub. Most of my Autocom units are older than what's any longer supported.

I use a zumo 550, and find the Autocom does a good job of getting Ms...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 383,755
Posted By Motoswami
fork brace

give it up, NWRider: who makes that cool gold fork brace?
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 383,755
Posted By Motoswami
rear suspension

Cogent Dynamics in Asheville, NC, is your go-to friend.

Rick and Joyce are really nice folk who know their stuff. Some of the best farkle money I have ever spent.
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 383,755
Posted By Motoswami
wind noise or not wind noise

never seen so much dick waving around such a mild topic!
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 383,755
Posted By Motoswami
wind noise a problem?

Mattbastard:

When there are solutions to problems, it's useful to discuss what works best with other knowledgable riders who have spent time and money resourcing the options.

Fatigue from...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 383,755
Posted By Motoswami
Spencer seats

I didn't even consider Spencer in my quest to improve the PASSENGER section of my NC seat. He did a 2001 Bonneville seat for me which resulted in marginal, at best, improvement.

I knew the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 383,755
Posted By Motoswami
New seat

I've been Struggling to make my NC as good a two up tourer as my 650 Wee Strom. Seating for my MS has been the main issue.

Russel Day Long looked promising, so...

Today the nice man in the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5,787
Views: 1,221,711
Posted By Motoswami
faux pas

"Why not. Amazing how many mistake my silver NC for a BMW"

I hope you waste no time in disabusing them of their mistake!
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 383,755
Posted By Motoswami
@ Howster

Looks like you got an octopus hitching a ride on your rear rack!

Whatcha got back there -- some strange Arizona cactus?
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5,787
Views: 1,221,711
Posted By Motoswami
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/08/0bc2512...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/08/0bc251275a3c5e1071acdaaa63140c7e.jpg

More to say later after we see how this knocks the wind off.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5,787
Views: 1,221,711
Posted By Motoswami
Went to the good folk at Parabellum earlier this...

Went to the good folk at Parabellum earlier this week and came home with a new windshield. Will be taking the bike out this afternoon to get an evaluation from the missus on how/if the weather...
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5,787
Views: 1,221,711
Posted By Motoswami
Suspension solutions

Rick (and Joyce) at Cogent Dynamics are your suspension solution. My NC700X was the first one they did, and in addition to riding it before and after, they have all the "numbers" recorded so they...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 383,755
Posted By Motoswami
colored trim decals

Sweet decals you've added!

Where can I order a similar set? Thinking gold would be spankin' fine......
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8,484
Views: 1,315,680
Posted By Motoswami
float needle by the 6-pack

PM sent; I would love to purchase a pair of them from you.
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 383,755
Posted By Motoswami
Harsh front forks???

I sent mine to Cogent Dynamics in Asheville, NC. Best money I've spent on the NC700X so far.
These people, Rick and Joyce, know what they're doing. They've designed their own "emulators," and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-01-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17,884
Views: 5,558,963
Posted By Motoswami
easy posting of photos with phone

at HappyClam:

Download the Tapatalk APP (deluxe version is a cheap $3-4 or so) and you can take a shot with your phone and send it directly to this thread without any intermediate photo hosting...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-29-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17,884
Views: 5,558,963
Posted By Motoswami
Rally Alp project

Back at Mark's question, "What did you do about the blown engine?"

When I tore down the engine, I only went as far as necessary to see the rear connecting rod broken smack in two, answering the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-29-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17,884
Views: 5,558,963
Posted By Motoswami
Just a quick pic of a project I'm playing with in...

Just a quick pic of a project I'm playing with in my spare time. It's a total re-do of the Rally Alp you may have seen here several years ago. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/30/8a9enugu.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-19-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17,884
Views: 5,558,963
Posted By Motoswami
Running hot

I would suggest checking thermostat function, the old fashioned way, by putting it in a cup of hot water and see what temp it actually opens at.
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 383,755
Posted By Motoswami
ADV Monster light brackets

You chose a similar fashion to mine.

http://motoswami.smugmug.com/photos/i-GgzSf4w/1/S/i-GgzSf4w-S.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 383,755
Posted By Motoswami
ADV Monster light brackets

Some up close shots of how you angled the bracket would be nice. I used the same brackets on my Givi engine guards. I'll post shots of them for a comparo. Since they come with no mounting...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-10-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 17,884
Views: 5,558,963
Posted By Motoswami
Carlos in the neighborhood

Hi Carlos:

I'm right around the corner from Salty Coochee. Give me a call if I can be of assistance.
Pete
404-414-6474
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 383,755
Posted By Motoswami
NC700 photo

That's a great camera angle/level you chose for the shot. Good work.
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 383,755
Posted By Motoswami
OEM Accessory Light Bar

I have placed an ad for the accessory Light Bar in the PARTS thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=976383
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5,787
Views: 1,221,711
Posted By Motoswami
TKC/Hidenou tire sizes

N'West Rider:

What are the sizes of that tire combo you've been running?
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8,484
Views: 1,315,680
Posted By Motoswami
NX engine/plastics guard

Muddy:

I have a definite interest in your proposed product. Will stay tuned for pics of the prototype and pricing.

Thanks in advance.

Pete
N.E.GA
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5,787
Views: 1,221,711
Posted By Motoswami
Chain friction??

Doubt that severe a decrease in mpg would be due to chain friction alone.

Not to start a chain lube war, but you might try using something really light (and also a bit inadequate) like WD40 for...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 32,631
Views: 4,111,050
Posted By Motoswami
DR250/350 Manual FS

In the Flea Market (Parts) I have a listing for manuals I no longer need. One is for the DR250/350, if anyone is interested.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=928242
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-05-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 17,884
Views: 5,558,963
Posted By Motoswami
new 500X?

Not a 500X, but I'm about to pick up an NC700X.

Don't expect it to be much like a Transalp, other than being a bunch of fun to ride.....on the street!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-01-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17,884
Views: 5,558,963
Posted By Motoswami
ridiculous V-Strom headlights

Harumph! Our V-Strom lights may LOOK ridiculous, but sweet-damn Baby, they put out a ton of light. :clap Useful light, on the road ahead, where you're fixin' to be......


Just sayin'

Pete
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-03-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 17,884
Views: 5,558,963
Posted By Motoswami
Wind Noise

Hey Plutonic:

We would love to make suggestions as to whether it's your windscreen or not, but the photo posted shows everything BUT the windscreen. It's a clear screen against a clear sky and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-29-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17,884
Views: 5,558,963
Posted By Motoswami
comfy seat

While I don't classify the Corbin as "comfy," somehow the rock-hard, broad platform of support a Corbin provides just plain works. Is it the best choice for off-road work? Probably not, as it's a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17,884
Views: 5,558,963
Posted By Motoswami
shout out to Clockwatcher

At last fall's Transalp rally in Stecoah, NC, I saw a nice pair of saddlebag racks on Clockwatcher's TA. Big and study enough to serve as a lifting handle if a person were ever to need to, um, pick...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 32,631
Views: 4,111,050
Posted By Motoswami
stubborn center plug in alternator cover

I have always found applying a heat gun to the cover prio to buggering the hex socket to be helpful; then use anti-sieze compound on the threads before replacing the plug.

Pete
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-31-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17,884
Views: 5,558,963
Posted By Motoswami
throttle cables binding -- the answer!

Figgered it out. The problem I was having, as I tried to assemble the two half shells of the twistgrip around the throttle drum, was keeping the cables headed in the correct track as they slid down...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 17,884
Views: 5,558,963
Posted By Motoswami
@ Mas335

Thanks for the dental tool suggestion. I'll try it again today when the light is brighter and my eyes are rested.

"That bike" (the infamous RallyAlp) is taking a sabbatical, put on hold while...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-29-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17,884
Views: 5,558,963
Posted By Motoswami
Re-assembling cables into the twist grip

Back about post #12660, Mas335 replied thusly to Quint who was experiencing a slow-returning twistgrip following installation of new cables:

Are you sure your return cable is not running under...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8,484
Views: 1,315,680
Posted By Motoswami
adapring an SV650 shock

I'm in the middle of replacing my rear shock. I've been using a shock from a Generation 1 Suzuki SV650. It worked well, but recently I noticed the seal was blown, and I no longer had any dampening...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 01-06-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 1,275
Sticky: TetS
Views: 122,850
Posted By Motoswami
TeTS

I got it
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8,484
Views: 1,315,680
Posted By Motoswami
cruddy gas tank

Ratchdaddy said:

"We are going to have to clean the tank real good. Somewhere in the past the tank was creamed or some other treatment. Now it is coming off in spots. The petcock was clogged...
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