ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 275
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Sniperx
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,963
Posted By Sniperx
I was at the Noob Rally in Death Valley and I...

I was at the Noob Rally in Death Valley and I observed a few things.

I am very new, only 7 months at that time, 5400 miles. This was my first offroad event and I met Jimmy Lewis at his home to...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,371
Posted By Sniperx
I'm glad I'm not the only one having a hard time...

I'm glad I'm not the only one having a hard time justifying stand alone GPS units.

The ONLY reason the screens work better in sunlight is behind the screen is a reflector. It catches light from...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,852
Posted By Sniperx
I had my first down in a while a couple weeks...

I had my first down in a while a couple weeks ago. I used to do the handle bar tug until Tim From Barstow (still don't know his last name), showed me I was grabbing the wrong part with my left hand...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-28-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By Sniperx
Little trek out to Sequoia area

I'm thinking of heading north from LA for a little get away in a couple weeks. Any good big bike trails out there way with water side camping? If you want to keep the place somewhat private, PM me....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,785
Posted By Sniperx
Hudson is gone. Vw, yes, I looked into it....

Hudson is gone. Vw, yes, I looked into it. However it does not share fluids the way motorcycles seem to deem necessary. That's more my concern. The Vw system probably has a considerably longer...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,785
Posted By Sniperx
I do. It's called an 1150gsa. About cars...

I do. It's called an 1150gsa.


About cars using wet clutches in auto trannies. While this IS true no car I'm aware of uses a wet clutch as the primary power coupler.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,785
Posted By Sniperx
Lubing clutch splines? You're kidding right? ...

Lubing clutch splines? You're kidding right? That's a fix for a larger alignment problem not a maintenance method. My Vw bus doesn't need regular lubing on the clutch splines and it uses the same...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,785
Posted By Sniperx
What grief does a hydraulic dry clutch cause? ...

What grief does a hydraulic dry clutch cause? There's no adjusting, no routine replacement, no additional oil concerns, can use any oil....not just mc oil. Most importantly a failure in any of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,785
Posted By Sniperx
Kinda of what I was saying. For a bike with a...

Kinda of what I was saying. For a bike with a history of durability and lower maintenance (starting with the advent of the shaft drive) it seems a wet clutch among othe things is a step backwards.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 55,753
Posted By Sniperx
I'm glad I can't afford bloated dealer...

I'm glad I can't afford bloated dealer rates....forces me to self sufficient.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,785
Posted By Sniperx
Anything but. I don't think you understood what I...

Anything but. I don't think you understood what I was getting at. For a vehicle with a round the world heritage...why would you risk having engine oil being contaminated by tranny wear swarf, clutch,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,785
Posted By Sniperx
Say what you will about dry clutch maintenance...

Say what you will about dry clutch maintenance (52000 miles on original 1150 clutch), but sharing oil between all these systems just seems wrong. I know other bikes do it and have done for years, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,458
Posted By Sniperx
Look into it for yourself since you don't seem to...

Look into it for yourself since you don't seem to believe me. Perhaps you prefer a world where people wander around sparing each others feelings and emotions...lying to your face. I know a place,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,458
Posted By Sniperx
You two related? "Maybe because he...

You two related?


"Maybe because he doesn't need to inflate his on-line personality by relaying some completely fucking retarded story....?"

Why post on ADV at all? Why post in threads that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,458
Posted By Sniperx
Ya know what...I fell for the bait. Its all...

Ya know what...I fell for the bait.

Its all BS anyway....I'm arguing a guy who A doesn't own a motorcycle and B 90% of the forum has put on ignore.

I don't know why I'm arguing COM/COG...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,458
Posted By Sniperx
"it is absolutely easier and better to stand over...

"it is absolutely easier and better to stand over rough stuff. yes, it does raise, not lower, our center of gravity, but that is irrelevant.

it decouples your body's mass from the bike's mass."
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,458
Posted By Sniperx
Its because of the Coriolis Effect....it only...

Its because of the Coriolis Effect....it only works in Michigan and Dusseldorf. Don't try it in the Netherlands per Catweasel....the universe will implode.


(Yes I know what the Coriolis Effect...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,458
Posted By Sniperx
You always know you've got someone when they...

You always know you've got someone when they start deflecting and distracting. Always picking on some minute grammatical error as though it totally devalues the rest of the information. Seems many...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,458
Posted By Sniperx
"How much easier is it to lean the bike left and...

"How much easier is it to lean the bike left and right quickly when you're standing vs when you're sitting? You've moved the weight farther away from the pivot point (tires meet road) meaning it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,458
Posted By Sniperx
So in light of you being wrong you pick out a...

So in light of you being wrong you pick out a couple incorrect usages. I think you invented the internet!

You must be a politician the way you pick things out of context.

Are we talking to Al...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,458
Posted By Sniperx
Catweasel: You seem to sure think you know a lot...

Catweasel: You seem to sure think you know a lot about everything...you post in just about every thread I've been reading lately. However, most of the time you are just wrong or silly. In this...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,018
Posted By Sniperx
Update: Don't replace that inner seal if you...

Update: Don't replace that inner seal if you don't have to. I've done it twice now, and both have leaked. The tech at the dealer said if its not leaking, don't take it out. He also said when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2,895
Views: 391,867
Posted By Sniperx
Man what a bunch of baloney this thread has...

Man what a bunch of baloney this thread has become...this is supposed to be entertainment with maybe a bit of good-natured chastising for proof of being in the wrong when you were bitching about the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,540
Posted By Sniperx
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Motorcycle-l...

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Motorcycle-lane-splitting-rules-unveiled-4270272.php

This article sure made it sound like it was law written in stone...from the guys area also.

I noticed...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By Sniperx
The new G650 is made in China? Scratch that off...

The new G650 is made in China? Scratch that off the list.

My concern with the "real" 650 is its a glorified Honda XR650 with a different tank. Theres one of those nicely done up in the FM right...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By Sniperx
I know I'm kinda getting outside the realm of...

I know I'm kinda getting outside the realm of this section, but what about the pre 08? The ACTUAL 650.

Of course all this will be verified first hand by test rides and such.


What about the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By Sniperx
Thanks for the input. I lived there for 5 years...

Thanks for the input. I lived there for 5 years already...wife and I are thinking of returning. I drove several types of cars over there from a bmw v12 to a 6cyl turbo diesel landcruiser. Since I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By Sniperx
The Dakar and similar era are also 800s?

The Dakar and similar era are also 800s?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By Sniperx
Laugh Thinking of a change...

I've been riding for about a year and 13000 miles. I had never ridden before and hopped on an 1150gsa from the get go. I've loved every day of it even the tough ones.

However...


I've been...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2,249
Views: 1,162,488
Posted By Sniperx
..

At this point in your photographic career, you may want to look into a dive case for a point and shoot. They usually aren't TOO expensive if you use an older camera. They add some bulk but will...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,082
Posted By Sniperx
There is one thing to consider. I THINK it has a...

There is one thing to consider. I THINK it has a similar system to the old air cooled Vw. There is a thermostat of some sort in the oil path that bypasses the cooler until the oil is up to temp. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Sniperx
Changed it out..... World of difference. ...

Changed it out.....

World of difference. The "industrial" feel has gone away and everything just seems more stable.


DOO EET! DO EET NAO!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Sniperx
I got the part at my local dealer...would be the...

I got the part at my local dealer...would be the same from just about everywhere after shipping, plus a delay.

Going to swap it out at lunch. Yesterday was VW bus oil change day....

I knew...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Sniperx
Yep, looks like a 17mm (stock) bolt on there. ...

Yep, looks like a 17mm (stock) bolt on there. Hope no damage has been done over 56,000 miles...................

Just made sense to change the parts at the same time. Now that I understand they...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Sniperx
1150gs Cam Chain tensioner

Alright, think the time has come to change this.

Why does everything refer to the left one? Are there not two chains and two tensioners?

Need to know before I buy.
Forum: Vendors 06-30-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,533
Posted By Sniperx
Well..I did it. They arrived today...I like...

Well..I did it.

They arrived today...I like the handmade feel of the whole thing.

Anyone who takes longer than one minute to set one of these up should reconsider straddling a motorcycle. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By Sniperx
Drops down to 5th.

Drops down to 5th.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By Sniperx
Did this...nothing sparkly or note worthy.....not...

Did this...nothing sparkly or note worthy.....not even REALLY dirty. NOthing like when I've drained an old VW.

I DO have one of the TT adjustable levers on there. Nothing is interfering with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By Sniperx
1150GS Popping Out of 6th

My bike is popping out of sixth on occasion when loaded with an extra body or ton of gear when going up hill. I'm in the 65-70mph+ range when it will drop down to 5th.

It is a 2002 Adventure with...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,487
Posted By Sniperx
...

Computer Reset

I've reset a couple computers this way....if they have volatile memory...IE resets if the battery is unplugged for a long time.

Disconnect the battery completely and touch the...
Showing results 1 to 40 of 275

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014