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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,604
Posted By ragtoplvr
It is not like he made a modern Britten. ...

It is not like he made a modern Britten.

Some of his things, like the single front disk, were really deficits.

His bikes were not close to winning.

Rod
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,526
Posted By ragtoplvr
I watched the engine assembly video. From the...

I watched the engine assembly video. From the amount of money spent of tooling, I would expect that BMW expects this engine to have a long production lifetime. If this becomes bad PR or fatal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 37,318
Views: 9,791,357
Posted By ragtoplvr
one of my buds in college had one of those, with...

one of my buds in college had one of those, with Firestone 500 tires, we called it Shake and Bake.
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 26,953
Posted By ragtoplvr
I have a 1150RS with PR4GT on rear, PR4 on front....

I have a 1150RS with PR4GT on rear, PR4 on front. I ride gravel regularly. They do fine until it gets deep. Some wet gravel dirt does OK. Some stuff I should never have been in did OK. Deep...
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,359
Posted By ragtoplvr
Sporting goods stores sell boat trailer wheel...

Sporting goods stores sell boat trailer wheel bearing grease, I use the handy small tubes and a small grease gun and most also sell bearing protectors of some brand. Any is better than what you had...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By ragtoplvr
How are you going to clean the high current...

How are you going to clean the high current contacts of a solenoid with a pressed on cap.

Unless you know how, have a hydraulic press to open and tooling to close again, the solenoid is a remove...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By ragtoplvr
Always call about 30 years ago in Wichita. ...

Always call

about 30 years ago in Wichita. We were in a overflow office in a shopping mall. Work was over and we were leaving. Our coworker was stopped and some guy in a early Honda car ahead...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By ragtoplvr
Dear PMC Safety systems are not intended to...

Dear PMC

Safety systems are not intended to let you ride above your ability, and save you from every thing you do.

They are the secondary backup. You need to know how to wheelie, and endeavor...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 37,318
Views: 9,791,357
Posted By ragtoplvr
Now that is a Cruiser Face. Either that or he...

Now that is a Cruiser Face. Either that or he ate some old fish and chips.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-29-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 29,412
Posted By ragtoplvr
It is a safety issue, and should be reported. ...

It is a safety issue, and should be reported.

I do not know about Canada but the USA it would be the NHTSA

Something like this does not comply with them or DOT
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,703
Posted By ragtoplvr
I had a .4% then I 1982 I had a crash on...

I had a .4% then

I 1982 I had a crash on rain slick roads. I would have bet money my helmet never touched the road. It was a brand new Arai FF.

When I healed up and repaired the bike, I was...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By ragtoplvr
if you have bowl drains you can hook clear hose...

if you have bowl drains you can hook clear hose to it, bend it up and see the true level in the float bowl.

This can be done on a bench before installing carb on bike, makes life a whole lot...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,332
Posted By ragtoplvr
Most synthetic blends are group 3 and group 2...

Most synthetic blends are group 3 and group 2 mix. Most syn is group 3, some have some group 4 (pao) are group3/4 blend. For example Mobil 1 is mostly group 3. But the Mobil 1 EP (extended...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,531
Posted By ragtoplvr
Bull fucking Shit. I worked for a carburetor...

Bull fucking Shit. I worked for a carburetor parts company, we had to change the accelerator pumps, power valves, etc to different materials. Fuel lines changed. Fuel pumps changed. Vacuum...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,338
Posted By ragtoplvr
Your building will fall in. There is nothing to...

Your building will fall in. There is nothing to support the center. Posts on the end will not cut it, you will need posts in the center, then no way to get the Saab's out.

rod
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By ragtoplvr
Here is one kind that uses a wrap spring clutch...

Here is one kind that uses a wrap spring clutch to provide softer engage and release....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By ragtoplvr
the boxers can have quite a bit of oil in...

the boxers can have quite a bit of oil in circulation. The OE filter does not have a drain back valve, so all the passages drain. This is why they have to sit before checking level and often end up...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By ragtoplvr
AFAK You do not use an elast (stretch) belt. For...

AFAK You do not use an elast (stretch) belt. For that one to live you need a clutch pulley on the alternator.

You use an ordinary belt.

Rod
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By ragtoplvr
The little one seldom fails. Rod

The little one seldom fails.

Rod
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By ragtoplvr
My hard learned rule is "If it ain't broke then...

My hard learned rule is "If it ain't broke then leave it alone. Or don't F with it."

I will learn this someday. I hope

Rod
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,311
Posted By ragtoplvr
To run a compression check. Because of...

To run a compression check.

Because of clearance , a threaded in compression tester with rubber hose is needed.

Lucky most auto parts stores have a free tool rental program. I use Orielly,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By ragtoplvr
You can pull the cover and change the bearing,...

You can pull the cover and change the bearing, oring and seal on the bike very easy.

You can check the preload using solder.

If recommend pulling it since the pivot bearings are likely bad or...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,901
Posted By ragtoplvr
Because the original is famous for the bag...

Because the original is famous for the bag containing the charcoal breaking and letting the charcoal clog the line and collapse the tank.

The can is mild steel, it will rust out and when mine did...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 37,318
Views: 9,791,357
Posted By ragtoplvr
You can do a simple experiment. Next time on the...

You can do a simple experiment. Next time on the road, aim at a imperfection in the pavement too small to cause aaccident. Then counter steer around it and immediately counter steer back.

You...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,607
Posted By ragtoplvr
I have 4E feet. I have tourmaster solution WP 2...

I have 4E feet. I have tourmaster solution WP 2 nice and wide, nice and comfy, seem to be waterproof for my use, I do not ride days in the rain. Not a high protection Boot, some here will get bent...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,825
Posted By ragtoplvr
Running road 4 GT now, and loving them. Best...

Running road 4 GT now, and loving them. Best tire I ever used.

Rod
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,896
Posted By ragtoplvr
Low voltage cranking is VERY hard on your...

Low voltage cranking is VERY hard on your starter. Makes the solenoid contacts arc and chatter. If the current is high and the voltage is low it causes more brush wear. If a kickback occurs, then...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,065
Posted By ragtoplvr
you can spray a 1 second burst of carb cleaner in...

you can spray a 1 second burst of carb cleaner in the intake, then wait about 2 or 3 seconds for it to vaporize. Then try starting it, If it starts and runs for a few seconds then you have a fuel...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,522
Posted By ragtoplvr
I have seen the friction material delaminated...

I have seen the friction material delaminated from some of the core clutches we used to get at a place I worked at. Description of the failure sounds a little like what you experienced. I would not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 37,318
Views: 9,791,357
Posted By ragtoplvr
Every time I see this one I think, bet next time...

Every time I see this one I think, bet next time she goes to kick his ass, she does not miss.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By ragtoplvr
Boy some non-helpful explanations. 1. Put a...

Boy some non-helpful explanations.

1. Put a dripping wet towel over the paint work and remove the cover over the clutch reservoir on the handlebars. (brake fluid is good paint remover).

2. ...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3,674
Views: 1,008,085
Posted By ragtoplvr
My friend Mike had one of these. That color. ...

My friend Mike had one of these. That color.

The coffin style tank was oddly appropriate when you consider the handling. Normal by their standards, but awful now. Still drool!
Forum: Face plant 03-15-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,213
Posted By ragtoplvr
sending good thoughts fingers crossed. ...

sending good thoughts

fingers crossed. Makes it hard to type!

Rod
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 69,690
Posted By ragtoplvr
There is a way to replace the fuel pump module...

There is a way to replace the fuel pump module and go to a float, and design electronics to spoof the rest of the bike into thinking there is a fuel strip. It would be less expensive than 12 years...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,870
Posted By ragtoplvr
On the boxers the head sticks out and is plainly...

On the boxers the head sticks out and is plainly visible. So the variations in it are a good way to designate a bike model. The Hex head has nothing to do with cooling, it is the shape of the valve...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By ragtoplvr
I think one of the hoses is a water drain around...

I think one of the hoses is a water drain around the filler cap, and the other is the vent, so the hose to the canister must remain open.

Rod
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,631
Posted By ragtoplvr
Godspeed rider

Godspeed rider
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,066
Posted By ragtoplvr
Heck I lash my oil head at .009 ex and .004...

Heck I lash my oil head at .009 ex and .004 intake. It never moves, and the clearance grows when hot.
It has a bit of a cam rush now.

Rod
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,447
Posted By ragtoplvr
Did you send the part to Spiegler to see what...

Did you send the part to Spiegler to see what they said about it?

Rod
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 69,690
Posted By ragtoplvr
Three mile island was not due to an incorrectly...

Three mile island was not due to an incorrectly torque fastener.

There were many links in the accident chain, from poor training, poor layout, insufficient fail safe The reactor...
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