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Forum: Beasts 06-03-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 130,484
Posted By Elefant
Your bags are backwards! :evil :deal

Your bags are backwards! :evil :deal
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 641
Views: 107,090
Posted By Elefant
I'll check when I get home. Not for sale as I...

I'll check when I get home. Not for sale as I have to install them, but I have the slider and the roller that I bought from Jim at Letko years ago. In the original plastic wrappings so I know the...
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 641
Views: 107,090
Posted By Elefant
Are you sure it is the starter motor? I have an...

Are you sure it is the starter motor? I have an 85 and it had a Lucas starter solenoid that crapped out REAL quick (It's Lucas electrics, what do you expect? :evil )

I would check the solenoid...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 71,637
Posted By Elefant
This SHOULD work, shouldn't it? ...

This SHOULD work, shouldn't it?
...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 71,637
Posted By Elefant
Yeah, I spent all of 15 minutes recalculating the...

Yeah, I spent all of 15 minutes recalculating the other day. Replicating their garment's output with 7.4v and 4Ah (2A) batteries, with conventional wiring seems impossible. They must have gone with...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 71,637
Posted By Elefant
I knew I read about it somewhere.... ...

I knew I read about it somewhere....

http://www.mototour.us/technical/electricclothes.htm
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 71,637
Posted By Elefant
Thinking about going wireless. You antiquated...

Thinking about going wireless. You antiquated geeks you....:evil

Seriously now. Rightly so, mobile warming advises to not exceed the Amp draw of the power source.
...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 71,637
Posted By Elefant
that's my set up on everything. But I do two 30'...

that's my set up on everything. But I do two 30' lengths in parallel with on/off aerostich switch. SAE conecction. One loop for the jacket won't cut it in the winter. At least not in Philly area....
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 71,637
Posted By Elefant
I use stranded teflon coated 30AWG, 32' lengths...

I use stranded teflon coated 30AWG, 32' lengths in parallel that I then clip at 30'

http://www.bulkwire.com/search.asp?Action=search&Keywords=TF+30+100

The 2' gives me a bit of wiggle room...
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 641
Views: 107,090
Posted By Elefant
Can't aluminum intakes be sourced from Malossi?

Can't aluminum intakes be sourced from Malossi?
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 71,637
Posted By Elefant
Beats the bulk of the "official" aerostich,...

Beats the bulk of the "official" aerostich, firstgear, gerbings and such!

Brilliant!

Great idea. I'm gett'n me one of these and giving it the treatment
...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 130,484
Posted By Elefant
Reason I'm asking is because when running rich,...

Reason I'm asking is because when running rich, Ducatis with the 1.5 marelli box (ST2 & GC) sometimes they stall on take off and at low RPMs.

Got access to a CO meter? Optimum running conditions...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 130,484
Posted By Elefant
What mpg do you get? Stock 45 T rear sprocket?

What mpg do you get? Stock 45 T rear sprocket?
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 71,637
Posted By Elefant
Ever since I read this for the first time a while...

Ever since I read this for the first time a while back, I've wired ALL my jacket's own liners. Depending on intended season and usage I've done one two or three 30', 30AWG Teflon coated stranded...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 159,704
Posted By Elefant
WHat an asshole! And on top of it he wants $3500...

WHat an asshole! And on top of it he wants $3500 AFTER BUTCHERING IT!
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2,168
Views: 475,639
Posted By Elefant
Laugh I've got what you're looking for. '85, 5400...

I've got what you're looking for. '85, 5400 miles, just did valves and belts, starter solenoid, chain roller and swingarm guide, petcock, regulator, starting wiring, and I'm about to pick up the...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-19-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 725,233
Posted By Elefant
I don't like to, and I hope I won't begin a tire...

I don't like to, and I hope I won't begin a tire thread....Just like oil, BUT. I've been down twice. Once on the track, once on twisties. Both Michelins, both lost the front. So no Michelins for...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-14-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 725,233
Posted By Elefant
Oem dunlop

Hey there.
I'm having a little tire problem. Can't find a replacement for the rear OEM Dunlop GPR100 Sportmax. I am having no luck locating a replacement for it, and don't want to change...
Forum: Trials 06-14-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 53,786
Posted By Elefant
I haven't ridden an Ossa (or any trials bike for...

I haven't ridden an Ossa (or any trials bike for that matter since the TR80, 349 blanca, or a last model sherpa (aka top of the line BEST dual shock bikes ever bilt). In other words, before Ossa...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-30-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 725,233
Posted By Elefant
I did the same last May. $5400 sales tax and...

I did the same last May. $5400 sales tax and paperwork included. Had to travel three hours West Central PA to pick it up. The only issue was that for some reason the dealer had registered it with...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-27-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 725,233
Posted By Elefant
Grow up! (No disrespect intended). I am (or...

Grow up! (No disrespect intended).

I am (or was) known for riding relatively unusual red italian twins which, ever since I bought the Tmax, rest peacefully in the garage during the week. I used...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-27-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 725,233
Posted By Elefant
Rear suspension

As weather breaks and I'm starting to ride more, I've realized that backroading the TMax is a little more involved than I expected. As much as they try to sell it as a motorcycle handling scooter,...
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 641
Views: 107,090
Posted By Elefant
Not that you are going to find them (I wish you...

Not that you are going to find them (I wish you the best of luck on this one), but considering they started in 1985 with a 650 Pantah, and finished in the late 90s with the 900i.e. with a 750 in...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,655
Posted By Elefant
They have some wacko in charge. The CBR1100XX...

They have some wacko in charge. The CBR1100XX engine was the best I-4 engine I've ever had under my ass. And they canned it.....

All that bike needed was updated suspension, ergonomics, and ABS....
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,380
Posted By Elefant
I had mine with the Aprilia soft bags with metal...

I had mine with the Aprilia soft bags with metal frame available for it, and I also sourced an extra rear pillion to which I attached a GIVI tray for a 29L top box. The tank bag was minimal, thin...
Forum: Beasts 02-10-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,320
Posted By Elefant
My biggest problem is IF next year's revamped...

My biggest problem is IF next year's revamped 1000 is available with ABS, and weights are basically the same, I think one would want to wait, wouldn't he? Same bike, same weight, better suspenders,...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2,821
Views: 419,573
Posted By Elefant
That's precisely my point. Best pics and movies...

That's precisely my point. Best pics and movies are always randomly shot IMHO.
So unlimited data storage and a source of unlimited juice, would make it that much more appealing..... at least for...
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2,821
Views: 419,573
Posted By Elefant
Noob question

Is there a way to install a memory stick AND a car charger? May not be practical for helmet use, but I think it would be for touring trips while mounted to the bike. Have it on as long as you are...
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,320
Posted By Elefant
If you haven't pulled the trigger yet ask the...

If you haven't pulled the trigger yet ask the sales manager to use his computer and show him ebay item # 220940220513

Then, GET UP and leave ! That'll teach him a lesson or two.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 58,849
Posted By Elefant
Ducati. All

Suspension.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 58,849
Posted By Elefant
2005 BMW K1200s

Put a CBR1100XX Engine in the K1200S. Perfect bike. ABS, ESA, handling, stopping.... And in white and blue..... BEAUTIFUL!
BUT transmission, engine and fuel injection were GARBAGE! There outta...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-01-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,271
Posted By Elefant
I have hippo hads and a touring screen larger...

I have hippo hads and a touring screen larger than a sail from an America's Cup boat. It does the job but it feels as if at speed, they are hitting the levers.
Next winter I'll rig up some brush...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-01-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,271
Posted By Elefant
I also leave the helmet at home on occasion to go...

I also leave the helmet at home on occasion to go to the local convenience store. But .... since you mention it...

Page 24 out of 26 on this study

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/809715.PDF...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-23-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 837
Posted By Elefant
Whatever happened to this one? ...

Whatever happened to this one?

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/derbi-mulhacen-first-ride-report-30004.html

I was ready..... Couldn't get one.....:cry:cry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 31,090
Views: 7,527,369
Posted By Elefant
And that's why I haven't been back.

And that's why I haven't been back.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 31,090
Views: 7,527,369
Posted By Elefant
So true. Track bikes on pick ups. I still have...

So true. Track bikes on pick ups. I still have one of those from the late 90s. Haven't been there since. Do go to the general vicinity once in a while. Always in NC side, glance at the "resort"...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-12-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,148
Posted By Elefant
Almost any phone nowadays has stereo capabilities...

Almost any phone nowadays has stereo capabilities and pandora. I'd install good speakers in my helmet and put my cell in my jacket. Done.
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5,163
Views: 846,929
Posted By Elefant
Decisions? I don't see it. Forget the triumph. ...

Decisions? I don't see it. Forget the triumph. Over $15k + extras? That's the decision. I rode the 800 road against the 800GS and the GS won. But it is a BMW, so it is out.

So it'll come...
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 36,969
Posted By Elefant
I'll give you MY rule for ANY bike. If you ride...

I'll give you MY rule for ANY bike. If you ride in the summer, take the scrreen OFF.

If you ride in the winter, buy the biggest sail anyone sells, to keep cold off your torso. I'm talking...
Forum: Beasts 11-27-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5,163
Views: 846,929
Posted By Elefant
I think you've answered your own question! I do...

I think you've answered your own question! I do have an "excused kind" A friend of mine is so big that he flat foots his GS Adventure with his knees somewhat bent. That, I understand.
...
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