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Forum: Road warriors Today, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8,883
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Posted By acap650
Done. ...

Done.
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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,624
Views: 269,658
Posted By acap650
Street Rod

Reminds me of what Harley did to the V-Rod.

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2006models/2006-HarleyDavidson-V-Rod-VRSCRStreetRod-A.jpg
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8,883
Views: 1,410,843
Posted By acap650
Estrella

Kawasaki's 250cc little sister to the mighty W650. Came out in 1991 and still produced today - only sold in Japan AFAIK. :clap
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Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3,762
Views: 608,985
Posted By acap650
For upshifts the preload method helps avoid the...

For upshifts the preload method helps avoid the clunk on most bikes, before squeezing clutch apply slight upward pressure on the shift lever but not enough to force it, then feather the clutch until...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3,762
Views: 608,985
Posted By acap650
Note goggles dangling around neck. What kind of...

Note goggles dangling around neck. What kind of an idiot rides off-road (or anywhere) without eye protection?
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,771
Posted By acap650
Float Bowls

In each float bowl there is a cylindrical well in the corner that should fill with fuel for the enrichment system to pick up fuel when on choke. At the bottom of the well is a small passage that can...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3,762
Views: 608,985
Posted By acap650
Not much if I owned it, but then I would not drop...

Not much if I owned it, but then I would not drop thousands into a custom without improving the ride. It's his money and his choice so I'll try to be nice. :wave
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3,762
Views: 608,985
Posted By acap650
Did anyone notice the near total lack of rear...

Did anyone notice the near total lack of rear suspension travel on those customs? Looks like the riders weight would have the rear fender riding on the rear tire.
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3,762
Views: 608,985
Posted By acap650
I used to be more attentive to these cosmetic...

I used to be more attentive to these cosmetic maintenance chores but now as I approach 70 years I'd rather use the remaining time for other activities.

As for spokes I wish Kaw would have used...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-29-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 918
Posted By acap650
+1 on that. Reminds me of airhead crashbars for...

+1 on that. Reminds me of airhead crashbars for resting/stretching the legs on a long ride.

Also, I did a laydown test with handle bars turned full lock left then right and found they do...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-28-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,985
Posted By acap650
Back Off en Espagnol

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xZExsgcxgEw/VHj15GjCFHI/AAAAAAAABxg/g8F_0ho3P24/s640/20141012_081015.jpg
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 575,935
Posted By acap650
AFAIK an OEM muffler from an R100GS will fit...

AFAIK an OEM muffler from an R100GS will fit R80ST and R80G/S. Headers and collector will not.
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3,762
Views: 608,985
Posted By acap650
I keep mine ready to ride all year (in...

I keep mine ready to ride all year (in Pittsburgh). Fill tank, add fuel stabilizer and charge battery once a month. I just ride it with the stabilizer and top off, no need to drain IMO.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-17-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,095
Posted By acap650
If you just want to power a USB for GPS/phone the...

If you just want to power a USB for GPS/phone the GPS connector will work just fine without a relay, you just need the BMW GPS harness and plug that mates with the socket on top of the battery. I've...
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,726
Posted By acap650
I've had the Nemo Morpho 2P for three years now...

I've had the Nemo Morpho 2P for three years now and it's not much faster to set up than a typical 2-pole tent and fly. It needs to be well staked before inflating and can't be moved once set up. It...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-16-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By acap650
USB chargers should be switched - they will draw...

USB chargers should be switched - they will draw power even if nothing is connected, not a lot but enough to drain the battery if the bike is parked for an extended time.
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,985
Posted By acap650
As SS said, US bikes were red or silver. Exhaust...

As SS said, US bikes were red or silver. Exhaust was black chrome. R65LS and R90S among others were designed by Hans Muth.

http://www.cycleworld.com/buyers_guide/
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By acap650
R1100R is a solid bike and easy to maintain. The...

R1100R is a solid bike and easy to maintain. The only thing I did not like on it was the seat. If your OK with some easy wrenching consider an airhead as well. Then you can hang out on the Airhead...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 309,257
Posted By acap650
Now Suzuki have come out with a cost effective...

Now Suzuki have come out with a cost effective true tubeless spoke wheel on the new DL650X while the $15K BMW RNineT has tubes.
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3,762
Views: 608,985
Posted By acap650
The original high-bar mirrors are not garbage,...

The original high-bar mirrors are not garbage, they are actually high quality but useless with low bars and the extenders will fix that. OEM low bar mirrors might be hard to source and pricey. Just...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,265
Posted By acap650
I believe 94 RS had a cable from throttle to left...

I believe 94 RS had a cable from throttle to left TB and a crossover cable from left TB to right TB. If you have original cables I'd replace them with newer style with splitter (1996+) . Do not lube...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,265
Posted By acap650
Valve adjust, throttle body synch, tps adjust,...

Valve adjust, throttle body synch, tps adjust, check ecu for codes. Overly rich running and poor mileage could be due to running in open loop mode because of an O2 sensor code or fuel injector code. ...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,479
Posted By acap650
Honda Spray Cleaner and Polish - the best quick...

Honda Spray Cleaner and Polish - the best quick detailer I've used. Has no abrasives so it will not buff a matte finish but leaves a wax coating.

...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 91,419
Posted By acap650
Anyone who thinks they can decipher BMW's naming...

Anyone who thinks they can decipher BMW's naming conventions is in for a tough ride. Google F650GS and you will find two totally different bikes.
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,504
Posted By acap650
I've owned a DL650 and now have a F650GS twin...

I've owned a DL650 and now have a F650GS twin (similar to F700GS). I like both of these but the BMW has much lower COG and is easier for my short legs to cope with.

While I don't ride it like a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3,762
Views: 608,985
Posted By acap650
Not an EE but I know that the dry plates in a new...

Not an EE but I know that the dry plates in a new battery are pre-charged and adding the acid activates the charge. As has been said one could wait an hour or so after adding acid for the battery to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3,762
Views: 608,985
Posted By acap650
It's a nicely finished tool kit but the only tool...

It's a nicely finished tool kit but the only tool in there that I would buy is the spark plug socket since it's sized to fit and most standard plug sockets will not.

All other tools can be found...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3,762
Views: 608,985
Posted By acap650
It comes with instructions. You will need to fill...

It comes with instructions. You will need to fill it with acid, install sealing caps and charge it. It may self charge enough to start the bike but it's better to fully charge it before putting on...
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By acap650
The few times I've flown abroad and rented a bike...

The few times I've flown abroad and rented a bike the rental agency would store luggage until I returned the bike. If you're packing riding gear, helmet, suit, boots and gloves you'll probably need...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-07-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,778
Posted By acap650
1986 Honda 450 Rebel, Moto Guzzi California, and...

1986 Honda 450 Rebel, Moto Guzzi California, and now Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT all have tubeless rims with spokes attached to the centerline of a solid rim. Aprilia Capo Nord had tubeless spokes BMW...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3,762
Views: 608,985
Posted By acap650
Yuasa on Amazon. That's what I did. US made...

Yuasa on Amazon. That's what I did. US made Yuasa for $20 than Chinese PS. No brainer.
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By acap650
I have the same Powerlet setup. You got a...

I have the same Powerlet setup. You got a smokin' deal. They say a snug fit is good. Powerlet (and maybe Warm n Safe) have stretch panels to allow the jacket to expand and give in the chubby...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 102,134
Views: 19,964,338
Posted By acap650
I tried the fanless LED from AdvMonster and was...

I tried the fanless LED from AdvMonster and was impressed by the low beam but did not care for the high beam. I have since gone back to halogen.
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By acap650
If you don't care about being original, these are...

If you don't care about being original, these are nice

http://www.powersportsplace.com/parts/pgg-714bk?seid=pspse1&gclid=CMam2fDH3MECFbPm7AodAlMAjw
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By acap650
Once both fork caps are started it is a good idea...

Once both fork caps are started it is a good idea to apply the final torque against some sort of lever holding the top plate and not against the steering stops as this might twist the forks causing...
Forum: The Garage 11-02-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,822
Posted By acap650
My story is similar to yours and involves a VW...

My story is similar to yours and involves a VW diesel, but it goes back to 1980. I bought one of the first Rabbit diesels in 1978. After two years and fairly low mileage it was T-boned on the right...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,014
Posted By acap650
+1 for the Nemo. I use mine at home most nights....

+1 for the Nemo. I use mine at home most nights. Might need to upgrade to the Luxury.
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By acap650
Screw thread starting tip

Without the spring in place start turning the cap until it just engages the first thread, i.e. turn until it just catches. With a marker make an index mark on the cap and fork. Now with the spring in...
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 99,159
Posted By acap650
DR650 goes back to 1996 with no significant...

DR650 goes back to 1996 with no significant changes.
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,286
Posted By acap650
Let me add to the rumor mill. A Powerlet retailer...

Let me add to the rumor mill. A Powerlet retailer said they were updating their technology and the new stuff would not be compatible with other brands. So one could not use their liner with Gerbings,...
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