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Forum: Beasts Today, 04:44 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
Piick any colors yet

This isn't a bike, but it is my ski. I spent a lot of time and money just to go 52 mph on water! It looks cool while doing it.:D

Now E-Bum get out there and find your color scheme. Don't worry...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2014, 03:45 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
Thumb tires

Those look a lot like the old Avon Distanza tires I ran on my 650. The side walls dry rotted before the tread gave out. I don't know what the weight difference between the KTM and the @, but I'm sure...
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2014, 04:05 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
Looking in haynes

Looked in the Haynes manual ( should have did that before PWOW : posting while on wine) what I was calling syncros, is in fact bushes or bush this is what the gear rides on. When/if worn states...
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2014, 03:31 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
Thanks Ray. I stand corrected. I couldn't...

Thanks Ray. I stand corrected. I couldn't remember the correct terminology and was winging it. I replaced the entire gear and shift fork assembly in a old Honda 750 that my brother loved banging...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2014, 03:25 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
They allow the gears to slide between one...

They allow the gears to slide between one another. If it was a non synchronized transmission it would be a bitch to shift it. The heavier oil could be messing with it also.
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2014, 02:10 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
syncro's

Could be the syncro's going bad in the transmission. Check the oil for shavings.
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2014, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
It's all about the color

For me it's all about color. Like loud!!:D
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2014, 05:40 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
Laugh Paint

Gotta be Zebra!!!!!!
Forum: Beasts 12-02-2014, 03:09 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
Handle bars

I may have the stock bars off my 98. If I can find them, lets make a deal.

As far as mounting relays with Velcro, I vote no. See if you have a local boneyard, cars or bikes will do bring along...
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2014, 05:33 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
location location location

As with all parts needed for the Africa Twin, its all about where you are in the world. Anywhere in the EU shouldn't be hard to find. Anywhere in North America, not so easy.:wink:
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2014, 12:37 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
Hello mkr

Welcome mkr. Good question. Most guy are using the Africa Twin panels on the Transalp, so it would seem possible, but could get complicated as you would be converting to a single headlight.
Forum: Beasts 11-27-2014, 11:49 AM
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Posted By Papa Pete
Happy Thanksgiving one and all!

Happy Thanksgiving one and all!
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2014, 03:58 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
Only 4.

First Summit only had 4 @s. Jim had it so all were welcome, just wish I hadn't met up with that bitch Ivey.
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2014, 02:23 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
Beast Master

For those who didn't know Jim or his talents to take a bike and make it better, you still have the search engine of this sight to learn from one of the best.

Jim Rowley, Beast Master!
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2014, 07:08 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
Beautiful ride

Jim Rowley has passed on.

My visit with him was brief and we laughed about a lot of the stuff posted here. Jim had a twinkle in his eye when he asked me if I wanted to visit my girlfriend Ivey...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 04:54 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
landing lights?

Better not leave them on for long, planes may start landing!:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 06:56 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
watch the video

When watching the video the two bikes shown are single and twin C cylinders. Both in the garage and in the race footage. Come this is a replacement for the 650 model that is sold the world over....
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 06:02 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
Home.

With very mixed emotions I have decided to post a picture of the twins.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-09-2014, 06:01 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
Question

Anyone know if G-funk is still around?
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2014, 08:54 AM
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Posted By Papa Pete
Time to quit reading.

+1

Is there no one that has actually stood in front of the bike that can give first hand report of what is on the stage? There is no indication this bike is a @ replacement by name, in fact it...
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14,167
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Posted By Papa Pete
Zebra one!

Zebra one is looking good. :evil I had a jeep painted like that and we used it to count rhinos in the WI backwoods. Kinda like the old TV show Daktari.
Forum: Beasts 11-02-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14,167
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Posted By Papa Pete
Better get started

You know I'd probably get asked why I'm buying glue.:rofl

I do think it's time to put this thing together. Although I'm a better cycle wrench then model builder.
Forum: Beasts 11-02-2014, 08:58 AM
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Posted By Papa Pete
Model bike

Here is a picture of the model that got me started on the hunt for an @. Only thing I suck a models!
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2014, 09:58 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
Getting started

For me it started with a brand new model still in the box. My brother bought a Honda NXR 750. I took one look at the box and I was hooked. Funny thing is he never put it together and now its' on a...
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2014, 06:48 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
I have spent the last few days since reading...

I have spent the last few days since reading Jim's add, then buying one of the best creations he has built (and he has built some fantastic machines)
of a way to celebrate one of what I consider a...
Forum: Beasts 05-11-2014, 02:32 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
Here we go again.

No sense in holding my breath waiting for this one.:twitch

Kinda funny how everyone has got a list of demands for what Honda should be doing? As we all know Honda waits for feed back before...
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2013, 03:10 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
Here I thought I was the only guy who refused to...

Here I thought I was the only guy who refused to get on facebook.
Forum: Beasts 03-25-2013, 05:09 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
it bit me once, but it was twice!!!!!!

it bit me once, but it was twice!!!!!!
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2013, 05:39 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
Naats 2013

Jim, Count Jesse and David as YES. Count me as maybe, as the back injury has cut into my vacation and I will now have to kiss up at work to make it.
I have purchased all the lip balm in a three...
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14,167
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Posted By Papa Pete
Leovince exhaust

I bought mine from leovince USA. Not much louder than stock, but weighs a whole lot less. I did ask them why they had @ exhaust in the US and they told mea new guy was ordering systems and didn't...
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5,145
Views: 971,093
Posted By Papa Pete
Good read

I sat on bike at the show and felt this would be a great all around bike. The bike is heavy for its displacement, but not a deal breaker. Just can't believe Honda hasn't set price yet>
Forum: Beasts 03-12-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14,167
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Posted By Papa Pete
Lemoncello!!

That stuff will sneak up on you every time.:freaky

Are you going to make the Wi rally this year? How many At in the stable now?
Forum: Beasts 03-11-2013, 07:31 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
July or August

Hey Jim talked to the brothers and either month works for us. I'll keep watching the votes for dates. So team cheese is in. RALLY TIME!!!!!!
Forum: Beasts 03-09-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14,167
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Posted By Papa Pete
Reporting for duty

Wi team cheese ready to assemble. Just need to call the brothers.:evil

Now if I can just stay out the poison ivory.:eek1
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 26,115
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Posted By Papa Pete
tsunami Super Tenere!!!

So My brother buys a new S10 on the first go around with a long wait before the dealer had finally got it in.
Now bike has had a blown fork seal, gas tank and cap rusting, all the staples holding...
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14,167
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Posted By Papa Pete
Fuel pump.

I posted photos when I replaced mine some where in this thread. It's like a bar puzzle that you can't figure out, but once you do it's like that was to easy!!!. :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2011, 07:49 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
Busted off pilot screw *#@^

I'm sure in the length of this thread someone else has asked this,but here goes. My bike started running poorly and I did the basic checks of K&N filter cleaning and re-oil.
Drained the gas and...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2011, 09:22 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
Clark Kent???

Jim is really Super man!!!!!!:evil Nice save Jim!
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2010, 08:29 PM
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Posted By Papa Pete
Need wide angle camera

I added three VTR250's to the stable along with a 2003 VT750. I haven't counted in a while but there is a lot of bikes in the garage.:huh
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7,677
Views: 1,158,761
Posted By Papa Pete
Where There Was One

NOW THERE IS TWO!!!:clap

I haven't been on lately and see a lot of new owners posting and that's a good thing.

Any ways, it took like four years to get the guy to sell me a matching blue NX. I...
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