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Old 06-19-2011, 06:44 AM   #856
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The Surfster

Or maybe the Dirtster has capabilities Doug hasn't told us about......


Oh yea, Happy Father's day to all you Pops out there.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:26 AM   #857
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DOUG!

Figured I better check in and make sure you're stayin out of trouble.

Willie from over near Oneonta that rides the old Indian sends a howdy to ya. The Drifters HDRC had a ride in show and party yesterday at the clubhouse here. I was on the way in and found Willie and a couple of my buddies by the road, the battery in the old Indian had shit the bed. We dinked around with it for a bit and I finally said, "hell, let's just tow it up to the Drifters and find some shade and a battery charger!"

One of the guys produced a tow rope so I tied it off to the 950, gave Willie the other end, and off we went. Willie was kind of bent up 'cause he didn't want to show up being towed by a damn KTM. We were making about 25 - 30 mph down Perman Lake road and I felt a tug and throttled up a bit to keep momentum - didn't think much about it. About that time I hear the old Indian roar to life and Willie blasts by, I nealy shit my pants when the old Chief fired off, I wasn't really expecting it?

We were passing the flask and your name came up. I told Willie you were off on a trip and told him about the Dirtster. Everybody got a good laugh when I told them about our coversation at Barbers last year when you were getting ready to build the bike, looked at me so serious and said, "I ain't ridin another Harley around the world without no rear suspension dammit!"

They had a good turnout at the party. OD talked me into putting the 950 in the ride in show - he just wanted it parked closer to the clubhouse 'cause he had a case of beer iced down in my right side box. They weren't sure what class to put the 950 in, I told them just to write "low" on the class line. They ended up sticking me in the sport bike class and I'm a son-of-a-bitch if I didn't get second place! A Ducati Monster got the money plaque, the rest of the sport bike entries were rice grinders. We figured since it was a Drifters event that we got most of the votes by default cause the Harley guys just were'nt going to vote for the jap bikes.

Ride careful man, let me know when you're going to be back.
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:29 AM   #858
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Good day to you, Pastor


I never visited a church before, so when you said we needed some churching up to do by providing this link:

http://www.landoverbaptist.org/

I got curious!

And WOW what I found…

After visiting this website I can only recommend it.




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Old 06-19-2011, 10:42 AM   #859
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Hows the bike holding up? Doesn't the 1200 need premium octane fuel? is that available on ur route?

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Old 06-19-2011, 10:53 AM   #860
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Hows the bike holding up? Doesn't it need 91 (premium) octane fuel? is that available on ur route?
don't know about further east, but in Europe and here they don't sell "ordinary (91)" anymore - it's 95 minimum here, in much of Europe 98 or 100.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:21 AM   #861
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I know that the rating systems used in Europe and the US are different, so the numbers don't compare apples to apples.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:24 AM   #862
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US engines are usually happy with low octane stuff; I don't think there is much difference in the octane ratung
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:31 AM   #863
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European octane rating is approximately 5 points higher than the US rating.

E.g., 95 octane gas in Europe would be rated around 90 octane in the US.

Generally speaking you want to use the lowest octane rating your engine can take without knocking.
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:02 PM   #864
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thanks for the info

retarding the ignition a bit may help some if octanes are to low

higher than engine rated octanes don't matter, theyr just wasted if the engine doesn't need them
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:55 PM   #865
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one word

One word... diesel! If I could only figure out how to put a diesel engine on my binke...wow! They have them on quads, but never have seen one on a bike yet.
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:02 PM   #866
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One word... diesel! If I could only figure out how to put a diesel engine on my binke...wow! They have them on quads, but never have seen one on a bike yet.
Hayes in Hespiria ca is making them. But only for the Military right now.
http://www.hayes-dt.com/
Here is a forum for othe Diesel bikes

http://www.dieselbike.net/

Also if you google how to make a diesel bike. There are plenty of directions and kits out there for KLR's, Harley's etc.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:40 PM   #867
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Here in Holland we have a company that builds diesel adventure bikes:
www.dieselmotorfiets.nl, done some extensive testing and several are already runnin' and being used for travelling.
Greetz, Hans.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:49 PM   #868
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sorry for the diversion...

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One word... diesel! If I could only figure out how to put a diesel engine on my binke...wow! They have them on quads, but never have seen one on a bike yet.
At the risk of momentarily hijacking the thread (and because this is something I am interested in), there are indeed diesel motorbikes. See this website - http://www.dieselbike.net/

Back to now to the exciting RR...
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:39 AM   #869
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just think if ya had a diesel powered bike, it would be as powerful a a HD

now back to the current programme
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:56 AM   #870
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Doug seems to have passed the Turkmenistan Border and is on the move again
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