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Forum: Beasts Today, 10:29 AM
Replies: 24,015
Views: 4,354,257
Posted By Wreckchecker
+1 to the above!!! Ex-pat living can...

+1 to the above!!!



Ex-pat living can do that. You may not like the trade-offs though.
:deal
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Wreckchecker
It has to do with the chemistry of the battery....

It has to do with the chemistry of the battery. Stick a nail through lithium iron cells and you may get smoke, while I've seen some amazing intense flames created by lithium cobalt-oxide cells.
...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24,015
Views: 4,354,257
Posted By Wreckchecker
All the Japanese makes have been building in...

All the Japanese makes have been building in Brazil since the 1980s or there a bouts. Hondas are everywhere. There are a number of countries in which the vehicle tax is the sales price if imported,...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,266
Posted By Wreckchecker
It's nice in the winter to put your left hand...

It's nice in the winter to put your left hand just behind the radiator outflow!
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 08:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,614
Posted By Wreckchecker
A group recently did most of the TAT on 50cc...

A group recently did most of the TAT on 50cc mopeds and the little Chinese clones are what you see all over the mountain villages of the world. Do you NEED a different bike to do off road, single...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 24,015
Views: 4,354,257
Posted By Wreckchecker
+1 to Juan

There have been a number of tests over the years about oil vs paper, and OEM vs aftermarket. In the end, OEM paper filters almost always win at filtering efficiency, at the cost of more restriction....
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 43,605
Views: 8,285,655
Posted By Wreckchecker
Like somebody else just wrote, photos would help...

Like somebody else just wrote, photos would help a lot. Drain the oil, disassemble as much as possible (sprocket cover, chain, case saver, sprocket), clean the area as well as possible, and get...
Forum: Regional forums 07-20-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 5,618
Views: 565,304
Posted By Wreckchecker
May not be far

May not be the biggest grandest thing.

But there's none like it!

:rofl

And that's part of what the game is about.
Well done, Dog!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/20/thumbnail/5emygudy.jpg
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 24,015
Views: 4,354,257
Posted By Wreckchecker
A full grown emu would be right up there with...

A full grown emu would be right up there with hitting any other large game.
:huh
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GOvrYimmaLg/Tr0PIXHWcCI/AAAAAAAABvw/hcR8Dy44I28/s1600/emu-bird-6.jpg


Hope it made...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24,015
Views: 4,354,257
Posted By Wreckchecker
You'd be screwed unless it is a really nice...

You'd be screwed unless it is a really nice inverter that shuts itself off.

As for charging, most cameras/phones/tablets/etc use the same output of 5-5.1 volts. That is not a rule, it's just that...
Forum: Regional forums 07-13-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5,618
Views: 565,304
Posted By Wreckchecker
+1

+1
Forum: Regional forums 07-12-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5,618
Views: 565,304
Posted By Wreckchecker
Knowing it will be a big move I'm fine with...

Knowing it will be a big move I'm fine with waiting even though I'm trying to run from DC to Pensacola soon again. It was more to see the game tied up for several weeks in the middle of summer is...
Forum: Regional forums 07-11-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5,618
Views: 565,304
Posted By Wreckchecker
I'm one of the more patient types, but you are...

I'm one of the more patient types, but you are talking about holding the tag for nearly 3 weeks in the middle of summer. I'm sure that you have a goal but to me that's kinda stretching rule #5....
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 24,015
Views: 4,354,257
Posted By Wreckchecker
Flashing the ECU definitely wakes the engine up...

Flashing the ECU definitely wakes the engine up for not a lot of money. Google the following for lots of reading previous threads:
site:http://www.yamahasupertenere.com flash ecu
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 24,015
Views: 4,354,257
Posted By Wreckchecker
Agree with everything you said but the part about...

Agree with everything you said but the part about the photo showing lock & release. The light & dark here is from the tire trying to follow the variations in the pavement.

Yamaha was (I think)...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-10-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 22,073
Posted By Wreckchecker
Hey Wayne - Would you make reservations and...

Hey Wayne -

Would you make reservations and hold a seat for me too?

:cob
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 24,015
Views: 4,354,257
Posted By Wreckchecker
Back to motorcycle stuff. . . That mark is...

Back to motorcycle stuff. . .

That mark is the limit of traction (static coefficient of friction), where the overall contact patch of rubber is just barely on the edge of slipping but not quite...
Forum: Regional forums 07-09-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5,618
Views: 565,304
Posted By Wreckchecker
Then you can come do my next set. I have a fridge...

Then you can come do my next set. I have a fridge with beer.
:evil



Good theory.

I guess I oughta try not to bump into the tire changing machine when doing this on the floor, right?
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,756
Posted By Wreckchecker
And there is the difference between perception...

And there is the difference between perception and awareness. That question is a lot like a person asking

"Why do you keep hurting me?"

rather than

"Why do I stick around so you can keep...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24,015
Views: 4,354,257
Posted By Wreckchecker
I can hear it now

Merde! You Americans.

You missed the reason for doing this.
http://up.picr.de/18861440mp.jpg

And do not ask why. If you are not French you would not understand!
:D
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 43,605
Views: 8,285,655
Posted By Wreckchecker
You can use black silicone RTV sealer on the top...

You can use black silicone RTV sealer on the top and it will peel off easily when you need to open it.
Good idea to put a new drain on what is now the bottom.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-08-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 138,685
Posted By Wreckchecker
Always the last to know. How sad. ...

Always the last to know.

How sad.

:webers
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,756
Posted By Wreckchecker
It's amazing how many people have stories just...

It's amazing how many people have stories just like yours . . .

. . . in the Super Tenere forum.

The GS is indeed a nice riding bike, but I've been left stranded twice, personally know a...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8,421
Views: 1,614,440
Posted By Wreckchecker
So THAT is what a clean stock bike looks like!!! ...

So THAT is what a clean stock bike looks like!!!
Been a while.
:rofl
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 24,015
Views: 4,354,257
Posted By Wreckchecker
Police Super Teneres

I saw a Frenchie Police Tenere the last visit over there and was surprised. Stock plastic engine protector around the oil filter with no bash plate and stock plastic side bars. The paint looked like...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-07-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 138,685
Posted By Wreckchecker
Terms Of Agreement? :deal

Terms Of Agreement?
:deal
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,564
Posted By Wreckchecker
I know a recent retiree who gets a new bike...

I know a recent retiree who gets a new bike yearly and recently bought a new '14 VStrom. He is totally underwhelmed and wishes he was able to have more than a short escorted test ride.

Pat -...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 43,605
Views: 8,285,655
Posted By Wreckchecker
The 660 is an older thumper that is close in...

The 660 is an older thumper that is close in weight to the WeeStrom, Versys, and Honda 700. In the US market the thumper competitors would be the lighter & cheaper DR650, Honda 650, or for not much...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,509
Posted By Wreckchecker
I was talking to somebody about the Anakee 3s a...

I was talking to somebody about the Anakee 3s a couple of days ago and as with most people I've talked to about these tires he had the same "would not buy again" opinion. Wondering how the GS owners...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 24,015
Views: 4,354,257
Posted By Wreckchecker
+1 :freaky But now if I do like...

+1
:freaky


But now if I do like Sallydog and put a bitch on the back it'll just cost me kibbles.
:rofl
http://i43.tinypic.com/16giovm.jpg
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,770
Posted By Wreckchecker
FWIW - I put a couple of tanks of gas through one...

FWIW - I put a couple of tanks of gas through one in Norway a year ago and made this post for comparing your 4 main competitors. (Sorry - no Goosies)...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-01-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 20,068
Posted By Wreckchecker
Got mine about two weeks ago.

Got mine about two weeks ago.
Forum: Regional forums 06-30-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5,618
Views: 565,304
Posted By Wreckchecker
Congratulations on the half-century. ...

Congratulations on the half-century.


You're still a kid.
:D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 138,685
Posted By Wreckchecker
We had to wait at the corners for the group to...

We had to wait at the corners for the group to catch up and it was surprising how long it sometimes took. That said, there was a 690 in the middle of the group who must have been aggravating the heck...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8,421
Views: 1,614,440
Posted By Wreckchecker
Buy what pleases you, as you're still going to...

Buy what pleases you, as you're still going to scream "Another gringo is HERE"

:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 43,605
Views: 8,285,655
Posted By Wreckchecker
The stator is part of the charging circuit which...

The stator is part of the charging circuit which outputs according to the sensed voltage. If you get some corrosion in the connectors of the circuit, the stator will think it needs to increase...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 138,685
Posted By Wreckchecker
Ha ha ha I was on an 1190 in your group,...

Ha ha ha

I was on an 1190 in your group, right behind the ride leader and noticed the tall lean guy back there. Between us was somebody who was more into riding his own ride, and that pace was not...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 138,685
Posted By Wreckchecker
No but it'll make up for the suspension. ...

No but it'll make up for the suspension.

:evil
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 93,645
Posted By Wreckchecker
Ha ha ha I was on an 1190 in your group,...

Ha ha ha

I was on an 1190 in your group, right behind the ride leader and noticed the tall lean guy back there. Between us was somebody who was more into riding his own ride, and that pace was...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-29-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10,991
Views: 678,822
Posted By Wreckchecker
The markers were placed with very exact spacing...

The markers were placed with very exact spacing and the ones near the roads are not the ones from Mason & Dixon. The nearest to Littlestown Pike was marker #56 in the field to your west, so this was...
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