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Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 01:08 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
I'm also going to say thanks to Fritz. I'm sick...

I'm also going to say thanks to Fritz. I'm sick and tired of hearing about race sag. Who in this group (other than Beechum) actually races? If you're racing professionally then you should have a tech...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 12:17 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
An "electronic relay" is what you need if you go...

An "electronic relay" is what you need if you go LED's. The same relay will also work with standard bulbs, so if you're replacing the relay, grab one. That way if you decide to do LED's later, you're...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 11:06 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
I've seen more than one of the Lithium battery...

I've seen more than one of the Lithium battery conversion guys that have used an aftermarket regulator/rectifier for this very reason. I know that Lithium batteries are VERY particular about their...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 11:42 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
The DCT tranny is surprisingly popular here in...

The DCT tranny is surprisingly popular here in Europe. Available on 4 models, and at least half the floor models in every dealer showroom I've walked through.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 12:28 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Well, seems I spoke to soon about just hit the...

Well, seems I spoke to soon about just hit the button and go... I've been bitten with the dreaded relay click.

I thought it was a dead battery when it wouldn't start yesterday before work. Plugged...
Forum: Regional forums 05-01-2015, 08:55 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
A row of brightly colored flowering trees would...

A row of brightly colored flowering trees would work just as well - something with more than one, naturally bright plants. A wall mural isn't the idea here.
Forum: Regional forums 04-28-2015, 12:15 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
I've gotten so accustomed to seeing them that I...

I've gotten so accustomed to seeing them that I didn't even think to grab a different angle that didn't have them until I was already home and pulled it up on the computer! Haha. That's the train...
Forum: Regional forums 04-27-2015, 01:16 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Thanks! It was on a fun meandering back road,...

Thanks! It was on a fun meandering back road, too.

The new tag is a brightly colored field - flowers / crops / etc - doesn't have to be yellow, and you don't have to drive up into it unless you...
Forum: Regional forums 04-27-2015, 11:58 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
My tag submission - a "Westernshop" that raises...

My tag submission - a "Westernshop" that raises horses, offers riding lessons, sells horse tack, etc.
http://calebsanders.com/moto/vara_westernshop.jpg

The building doesn't exactly look "Wild...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 04:39 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Thanks! I've been really happy with it. ...

Thanks! I've been really happy with it.



There have been various discussions on here throughout the pages discussing how the little bar across the opening of the stock pipe causes a bit of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 01:06 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
My XRL is mostly stock, with the following...

My XRL is mostly stock, with the following exceptions:

I removed the snorkel and smog octopus but kept the oil separator.
Played with the jets until it ended up where I'm happy with how it runs....
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 01:11 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Honda Varadero. Wikipedia actually has a decent...

Honda Varadero. Wikipedia actually has a decent summary of it with listed specs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_XL1000V_Varadero. I saw one sitting near the Grand Place in Brussels and knew I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 12:41 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
As long as you don't get rid of the XRL... :deal...

As long as you don't get rid of the XRL... :deal :D
I picked up one of these, and still hang out here since I also ride the XRL at least once a week. :evil...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 12:11 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Well, you got rid or your XRL, so somebody's...

Well, you got rid or your XRL, so somebody's going to have to take over!
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 12:06 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
I also find one way valve to be far easier than...

I also find one way valve to be far easier than trying to explain the voltage biasing, etc. Anytime someone asks me about diodes (which comes up surprisingly often in my line of work) that's the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 11:32 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
In a very non-politically sensitive vein, would...

In a very non-politically sensitive vein, would that have been a kamikaze scooter operator?
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 02:11 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
One might argue that Honda started that battle...

One might argue that Honda started that battle back in 1999 with a V-twin 1000cc "on/off road" offering known as the Varadero. I'll never take mine off-road at 650 lbs, but boy is it a blast on the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-20-2015, 06:52 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
We had a partial solar eclipse over Belgium this...

We had a partial solar eclipse over Belgium this morning, and I took the opportunity to play with the camera a bit. Have lurked in here for quite awhile, thought I'd contribute one of my first HDR's....
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 02:01 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Thanks for the confirmation, 51FL. With the...

Thanks for the confirmation, 51FL. With the current USD to EUR rate, right now is a comparatively good time to be looking at stuff priced in Euros...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 01:09 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
To me that looks nothing like anything Britannia...

To me that looks nothing like anything Britannia Composites offers, and is more rounded than the RallyRaid offering. The RallyRaid appears to have a peak in the center, with sharp edges while the one...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 11:44 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
I highly doubt he cheated. Anywhere from 8-13% is...

I highly doubt he cheated. Anywhere from 8-13% is standard for off the shelf beers here in Belgium. As a homebrewer with more than 50 batches totalling 500+ gallons brewed and consumed, my standard...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 02:00 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
I don't think I change my tire often enough to...

I don't think I change my tire often enough to justify a 450 euro tool to do the job! Looks pretty well thought out, though. :D
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 04:00 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
How is the flexibility on those T5 gloves? I...

How is the flexibility on those T5 gloves? I looked into them, but really don't like super-thick gloves so I've been going with hippo hands and warmers, but like you said it's inevitable the warmers...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 08:50 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Depending on cost, I might also be interested in...

Depending on cost, I might also be interested in an adjustable CDI. I have not been able to justify the ignitech model to myself, so there's that factor...

I absolutely love the Anakee 3 tires -...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 12:45 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
I agree with this sentiment, and is exactly what...

I agree with this sentiment, and is exactly what I do. The amount of wear while the clutch is fully disengaged is minimal at best. I suppose you could argue that you're stretching the springs or...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 11:18 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Oh, BTW - here's my winter project. Honda...

Oh, BTW - here's my winter project. Honda Varadero, XL1000V. Coming back to the states with me this summer. Super fun road bike.
Stripping goo gone that the PO poorly applied everywhere, checking...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 11:14 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Yes, I'm on here every day. Maybe I should start...

Yes, I'm on here every day. Maybe I should start insisting that people learn how to use the multi-quote function like some others (who don't use multi-quote) seem so nefariously concerned about the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 11:12 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
I enjoy the posts about the XRL. I personally...

I enjoy the posts about the XRL. I personally feel like I've had to spend WAY too much time skimming past posts about other bikes lately, given this thread is supposed to be dedicated to our XRL's......
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 07:37 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
I was going to say - 25/30 mpg sounds really low...

I was going to say - 25/30 mpg sounds really low to me. Even for that type of riding. After messing with the jets and settling on slightly larger than stock, I'm floating around 40/45 mpg. I have the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 01:09 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Not more than 41k miles... worked for bwalsh :rofl

Not more than 41k miles... worked for bwalsh :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 12:20 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
I've had my double-take mirrors up to 85mph...

I've had my double-take mirrors up to 85mph without the wind changing where they're aimed. I'm not thrilled with the vibration, since they can't make use of the Honda vibration damping insert, but...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 01:09 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
The BMW ergos didn't do it for my frame size when...

The BMW ergos didn't do it for my frame size when I test rode an 850GS. I wasn't interested in going with the 1200 series because at that engine size I'm more interested in a street only bike. I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 11:15 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
I've found that Amazon prices are often lower...

I've found that Amazon prices are often lower than a variety of other sites as well. Interestingly, if you buy through the "Amazon approved" vendor and spend more than $35, you almost always get free...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 10:33 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Rules are the same in the Air Force, too... funny...

Rules are the same in the Air Force, too... funny that ;)
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 11:02 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Isn't that what Alvin is for?

Isn't that what Alvin is for?
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 10:12 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
From experience, I can tell you that riding on...

From experience, I can tell you that riding on road (not sloshing off road), if you empty the "normal" reserve on a Clarke 4.7 you can gain about a mile of gas by laying the bike over. There's really...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 12:17 PM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Best combination depends on whether you want to...

Best combination depends on whether you want to ride fast on the highway, have major grunt at low speeds, or a combination of the two. Of course 15/45 is stock, and I personally have been happy with...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 11:08 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Mind sharing more details? DIY, or off the shelf...

Mind sharing more details? DIY, or off the shelf product? Got a link? Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 11:16 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
After riding the 600 pound Varadero for several...

After riding the 600 pound Varadero for several months as my daily commuter, I hopped on the XRL this week for one last trip to work before my winter storage routine. Suddenly, it feels like a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 01:59 AM
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Posted By pngaudioguy
Depending on how much space you're looking for,...

Depending on how much space you're looking for, the toolbox by Stanley in either 23" or 28" might fit the bill. I got my 28" one off Amazon for $29.99... Nice seal, seems to be pretty sturdily built....
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