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Forum: Equipment 02-24-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,526
Posted By RJW
Thumb +2 been using one for 5 yr, works, not too...

+2 been using one for 5 yr, works, not too heavy, packs easily
Forum: Vendors 08-02-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By RJW
I've always gotten good prices & service from...

I've always gotten good prices & service from southwest moto tires
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-19-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,525
Posted By RJW
Pissed they did the same thing with education grant...

they did the same thing with education grant money
When you vote "R"
YOU GET WHAT YOU VOTE FOR
Forum: The Garage 11-24-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,729
Posted By RJW
make sure they use torque plates when boring...

make sure they use torque plates when boring cylinders, otherwise they'll be out of round when installed and heads torqued down
Forum: The Garage 11-24-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,729
Posted By RJW
Good info on sportster v twins here - ...

Good info on sportster v twins here - www.nrhsperformance.com
the rear cyl always runs hot - nature of the beast
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 21,887
Posted By RJW
+1

+1
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,343
Posted By RJW
Dunlop Road Smart - work well on my Buell S3 -...

Dunlop Road Smart - work well on my Buell S3 - all weather - good tread life

Metzler Tourance - Rode from Birmingham AL to Austin TX in non stop rain last
fall on my Transalp - they did well -...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 26,824
Posted By RJW
'97 S3 39k miles NO "BREAKDOWNS", just great...

'97 S3 39k miles NO "BREAKDOWNS", just great handling and good fun
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,872
Posted By RJW
would areas of interest be accessible to view w a...

would areas of interest be accessible to view w a borescope ?
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,948
Posted By RJW
Motolights - way more bang for the bucks than...

Motolights - way more bang for the bucks than HID, makes you more visible to inattentive cagers, won't overtax charging system
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16,900
Views: 4,817,812
Posted By RJW
brake lever p/n 53175-mm9-006 list price is...

brake lever p/n 53175-mm9-006 list price is 21.17 order one from service honda , contribute to our "shakey" economy. i've dropped my alp several times off road and not hurt a lever yet!
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,830
Posted By RJW
the "natural" rubber tubes are less likely to...

the "natural" rubber tubes are less likely to suffer instant deflation (blowout)
metzler, for one makes 'em, they cost more than butyl tubes, and require more frequent pressure checks (bi weekly...
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,339
Posted By RJW
Another vote for the DR650, not quite the highway...

Another vote for the DR650, not quite the highway comfort of some of the heavier twins, nor the range w/ stock tank. with a better seat it's a great dual sport, plenty of Go for the pavement, 100 lbs...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2006, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By RJW
New Enough - 1st class people to deal with,...

New Enough - 1st class people to deal with, highly recommended! :clap
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2006, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By RJW
have motolights on my '97 S3 Buell, no problem...

have motolights on my '97 S3 Buell, no problem w/charging keeping up, HIGHLY Recomended - you see where you're going better, THEY see you comming better. fork mounts come with, they require a...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-18-2006, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By RJW
Ironheads then, Ironheads now, Ironheads forever...

Ironheads then, Ironheads now, Ironheads forever ! :norton
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2006, 06:17 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 15,591
Posted By RJW
The rear sprocket is obiously out of alignment...

The rear sprocket is obiously out of alignment with the drive sprocket, causes the belt to "climb" the edge of the sprockets and cause "side shred"
Another possibilty - tensioner is out of alignment...
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2006, 05:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,988
Posted By RJW
Thumb Right On !

Right On !
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2006, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,441
Posted By RJW
. An Honest man, I agree :norton

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An Honest man, I agree :norton
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2006, 03:19 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 15,979
Posted By RJW
Already own a Transalp ! If you want a suzuki...

Already own a Transalp ! If you want a suzuki that will do it in the dirt (rocks) ck out drz650
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2006, 02:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,003
Posted By RJW
It's a WAGASA subject, A tube frame S3 has...

It's a WAGASA subject, A tube frame S3 has carried me, reliably, wherever I wnat to go, have not ridden a Ully yet, but bet the result would be the same
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2006, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,279
Posted By RJW
oil filters

Stay away from Fram oil filters - they're crap!
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2006, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,204
Posted By RJW
Try a Ulysses

I Know, it's got a "low tech" engine, so what, they're reliable, the combo w/ well designed frame works like a champ. should have enough leg room. I've ridden a long way (over 30K miles) on my S3...
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2006, 06:51 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 36,821
Posted By RJW
Fuel

'97 Buell S3 45
'89 Transalp 48
'77 Harley XLCR 33
'96 Ford Exploder 17
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2006, 05:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,089
Posted By RJW
If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It

If I were you, I'd return it to original specs and start over, only mod one thing at a time when it comes to engine tweaking
Good Luck, Just My Opinion
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2006, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,096
Posted By RJW
The "tube" wrench from the original tool kit is...

The "tube" wrench from the original tool kit is the one, it's tight in there for a conventional socket. can maybe find the part # if you need it.
Jack
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2006, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By RJW
TA problems

The only problem I've encountered is off road - heavy bike - 470 lbs. - high seating position - high C.O.G., it's a great bike for 80% on road 20% off. it's just that the off should be somewhat...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2006, 05:24 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,187
Posted By RJW
Shit happens

[QUOTE=SKSLT05]Couldn't have said it better myself! What the heck has happened to Honda?
American Honda is run by bean counter MBA's , what looks good to the bottom line is what you'll get - true...
Forum: Beasts 01-25-2006, 05:55 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,187
Posted By RJW
That's the facts

you are correct, sir - except older cafe bikes look better than the current crop of overweight cruiser wannabees
Forum: Beasts 01-25-2006, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,714
Posted By RJW
Don't sell them short

The transalp / africa twins were/are heavy, but reliable, durable, and cost effective - more so than some european makes
Forum: Beasts 01-18-2006, 06:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,208
Posted By RJW
Buells are cool

Ulysess is the natural progression from the thunderbolt (S2 S3) thunderbolts, they make great touring bikes with a modified seat. why do manufacturers "cheap out" on the part that affects your...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2006, 05:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,124
Posted By RJW
there ya go

It's not a new Norton, but the next best thing, just kidding (but just a little)
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2006, 03:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,256
Posted By RJW
Freedom

"Freedom" has become an oxymoron in the US - want an Africa Twin - can't have one - it's against the "law", want to vist Cuba, - can't, it's against the "law" , just something to think about when...
Forum: Beasts 01-10-2006, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By RJW
CDI relocation

part # for cdi relocation is 30401-MM9-010 should cost about 14.50, makes them horizontal, rather than vertical, wires reach, no problem. performance tested in copper canyon, no problems in some...
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2005, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 327,908
Posted By RJW
Dam good idea

Wish I had thought of that! have had to replace rear cyl intake o-ring b-cause of high temp, thanks for the pic
Jack
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2005, 05:20 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 108,884
Posted By RJW
Yes

For $ challenged try an S3 - great bike for low $ just mod the seat
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2005, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 327,908
Posted By RJW
Cool, alot like a V&H on an S3

[QUOTE=FrankF]Love it. Sounds loud, but deep and not anoying. Woke the motor up. Rest is stock, and no problems so far.
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2005, 04:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,478
Posted By RJW
when you're riding

I agree, when riding, but when picking a heavy sumbee up, it may be a knee in the middle of the thing to lift, to save your back. a hurt back usually never goes away. anyhow, what I've learned is a...
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2005, 05:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,478
Posted By RJW
OK YOU pick one up

COG on a Transalp is quite a bit higher than other bikes mentioned - yes it's a "leverage thing", I just have'nt figured out - they're not "light", wet weight approaches 500 lb. so anyhow "Phhhttt"...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2005, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 327,908
Posted By RJW
Yes

My '97 S3 (ok, tube frame) has no vibration either. 32 k miles
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