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Forum: Airheads 04-04-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,810
Posted By batoutoflahonda
I've done work on my stock forks, same as yours....

I've done work on my stock forks, same as yours. They work fine unloaded. But, put camping gear etc on the back and at high speeds it will develop quite a wobble, almost twisting feel. The culprit...
Forum: Trials 04-01-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Haskins?

Wow, I lived in Waterville, well, just across the river in wood county. Never met any one actually from there. That was 2500 miles and 25 years ago.

But that's about right. Here in WA, I drive 2...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-21-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6,723
Views: 1,413,762
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Oiled spark plug

Doing the the 34,000 ish mile check on my 2012 Multi with termi set up. The plugs are oiled up the threads and black with what looks to be oil fouling. Both cylinders. This does not seem normal to...
Forum: Trials 02-24-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,776
Posted By batoutoflahonda
I am 5'6", the seat is ok for dirt roads, but...

I am 5'6", the seat is ok for dirt roads, but with the pegs being set back your toes tend angle down and are prone to catching on things. I tried to put a liter MRS bottle in the seat compartment and...
Forum: Trials 02-22-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,776
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Yup. Standard. Thought the seat might come in...

Yup. Standard. Thought the seat might come in handy, and I don't rate repsol. Played around with the suspension and gave it some more rebound up front. sometimes that helps with compression, because...
Forum: Trials 02-17-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,776
Posted By batoutoflahonda
I happened by the honda shop back in September...

I happened by the honda shop back in September and just threw the question out there. They said they were getting one in January 2015. One in 5 that was to be shipped to the Pacific North West, if I...
Forum: Trials 02-16-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,776
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Yeah, 2015. just picked it up couple weeks ago.

Yeah, 2015. just picked it up couple weeks ago.
Forum: Trials 02-16-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,776
Posted By batoutoflahonda
No, it's a standard RK chain. Thought maybe the...

No, it's a standard RK chain. Thought maybe the chain was too tight, so played around with it down to the point that it was dragging on the swing arm. Even
Took the tensioner off and tried it....
Forum: Trials 02-15-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,776
Posted By batoutoflahonda
The 260 has 10/43. Tried a 9 tooth on the drive...

The 260 has 10/43. Tried a 9 tooth on the drive but it was binding on the 520 chain. Can't remember what is on the 315, but I kinda got plans to trick it out a bit. Love the psychadelic forks and the...
Forum: Trials 02-15-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,776
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Montesa 260 handling

Have a question on 260 4rt. Coming off a montesa 315, and the 260 feels a lot more stable. But with that, in really tight turns, it tends to push the front. I have the bars set even with the back of...
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Superior German engineering. Easy enough to try...

Superior German engineering. Easy enough to try on your own.
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By batoutoflahonda
I have not used gaskets in mine for years. Never...

I have not used gaskets in mine for years. Never had a leak.
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,466
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Nope, never filed them. Just checked the gap when...

Nope, never filed them. Just checked the gap when I felt guilty about it. Honestly tho, with the booster I think read that 20k was about as much as any one was using the points for. The booster just...
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,466
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Filing

Well, I put a about 40 thousand miles on a set with the dyna. The contacts looked perfect. But the rub block had worn to the point where performance was really suffering. Still ran we'll, just way...
Forum: Trials 10-14-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Rode novice b, this was my 5th trial and might...

Rode novice b, this was my 5th trial and might have been able to struggle through novice A with much frustration. The sections were very good for the level of riding experience in each class. The...
Forum: Trials 10-14-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,346
Posted By batoutoflahonda
To get a tight seal I use surgical tubing. Most...

To get a tight seal I use surgical tubing. Most hard wear stores have it but some hide it and you have to ask for it. Guess to keep the druggies away. Any way, then I use thin safety wire, but any...
Forum: Trials 10-12-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Ditto. Rode the Sunday trial. Thanks all.

Ditto. Rode the Sunday trial. Thanks all.
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By batoutoflahonda
How handy are you with a multimeter?

How handy are you with a multimeter?
Forum: Trials 10-02-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,669
Posted By batoutoflahonda
I'll be at Moses Lake as well. look for a montesa...

I'll be at Moses Lake as well. look for a montesa 315r and white Suzuki sx4 with a trailer that says 'paddle boards for rent'. Doing the skagit trial this weekend. I ride novice, just started this...
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,183
Posted By batoutoflahonda
The Edge By Hunter S. Thompson The lever...

The Edge By Hunter S. Thompson

The lever goes up into fourth, and now there’s no sound except the wind. Screw it all the way over, reach through the handlebars to raise the headlight beam. The...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By batoutoflahonda
First thing I would check are the throttle and...

First thing I would check are the throttle and choke cables, see if you got them miss located while you were poking around. Make sure every thing is hitting the stops.

Really? It starts with the...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,080
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Sounds like the exhaust valve is not seating or...

Sounds like the exhaust valve is not seating or is chipped. You can do a compression check. They tend to recess with unleaded gas, so may need to have the heads done and hardened seats installed....
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,089
Posted By batoutoflahonda
did you disconnect the battery before you took...

did you disconnect the battery before you took the cover off? Also, check the wires, make sure they are actually tight. My points wire recently became very loose at the been can. Bike ran, but not...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 09-16-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6,723
Views: 1,413,762
Posted By batoutoflahonda
oil change

If you take the belly pan loose except for the two screws under the center stand, it will pull down just enough to get the filter and plug off. Push the pan into it's usual position and pull the...
Forum: Trials 08-07-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,024
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Did my first at Funny Rocks in WA last weekend....

Did my first at Funny Rocks in WA last weekend. The guys were really helpful. I rode Enduros and was on a dirt bike about every weekend, commute 140 miles a day on a bike, basically live on the...
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,614
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Sonny Barger prefers BMWs. Get your mind around...

Sonny Barger prefers BMWs. Get your mind around what would have happened if......
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Go to WASDOT and look at 'state travel allerts'....

Go to WASDOT and look at 'state travel allerts'. 2 is still closed,

http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/default.aspx?refnum=164221&action=2&aw=1

US 2 Both Directions - US 2 remains...
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,196
Posted By batoutoflahonda
I work in Renton, if you can ride the thing over...

I work in Renton, if you can ride the thing over that way I can try and sync them for you. Actually I'll show you. PM me with a phone number and I'll give you a call, maybe I can even do it over the...
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,892
Posted By batoutoflahonda
When i did the power commute in California and...

When i did the power commute in California and now here in Washington. Just to comment further on braking, when I ride my '81 G/S, I am constantly reminding myself "no abs". All new cars have ABS and...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,452
Posted By batoutoflahonda
A lot of aircraft tire gauges are calibrated. If...

A lot of aircraft tire gauges are calibrated. If you could borrow one at the local airport FBO and compare it to your gauges. Or maybe find one cheap, used maybe, and send it out if it isn't...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 628
Views: 163,554
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Yeah, thought about a resistor. But I think that...

Yeah, thought about a resistor. But I think that would just change current flow. The problem seems to be the rate at which the signal is either out putted (is that a word?) or how the signal rate is...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 628
Views: 163,554
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Quick review after about 15,000+ miles

I have never been happy with the speed reading. The 10ths jump around so quick that 1's jump with it, so the speed reading is 7x.x, all i know is that I am doing 70 something. This is with the speed...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,727
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Another vote for the IRC GP-110, I've used them...

Another vote for the IRC GP-110, I've used them quite a bit. Good all around tire. Used to be the go to tire for the enduro crowd. Can find them cheap, sub $200 for the pair.
Forum: Airheads 05-17-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Or a dab of solder on either contact points. If...

Or a dab of solder on either contact points. If you put it on the bulb contact then if it gets screwed up, no big deal, and you can file it down a bit if need be.
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Tip of the day: Take some of that foam weave...

Tip of the day: Take some of that foam weave stuff you put in your kitchen drawers under it to keep it in place if it is non magnetic.

other than that, i have a marsee that has been on every bike...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,454
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Was on a trip last year on the G/S and rode...

Was on a trip last year on the G/S and rode through side ways hail and pitch black at 3pm. Remember seeing that Chimney Rock thing that I always wondered about, looked surreal in the dark storm. Got...
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,997
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Sounds like some thing is "warped". So you let...

Sounds like some thing is "warped". So you let the clutch out and it grabs. At the same time you start to give it gas. It slips. So you let more clutch "out" and it grabs. etc. Kinda sounds like it...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-20-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6,723
Views: 1,413,762
Posted By batoutoflahonda
galfer green rear brake pads

Installed today. Granted, they are not bedded yet, but a marked improvement over the stock ferodo. You can actually feel them grab, which is a lot better than the stock ones on my 2012 MTS which just...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,302
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Another vote for clean screens on the petcock and...

Another vote for clean screens on the petcock and red flakes in the inline filters. I got 'em. I measured fuel flow a while back looking for an issue with the inline filters and it was well with in...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,633
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Yeah. Mine (R80) is a two finger affair. But, I...

Yeah. Mine (R80) is a two finger affair. But, I also threw out the BMW recommendations on the measurements and set lever/cable pull where I like it. As long as it isn't slipping, and shifts with no...
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