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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,689
Posted By greenthumb
Atacama desert, Chile.

Atacama desert, Chile.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-17-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7,804
Views: 1,279,333
Posted By greenthumb
How can I tell you're in Asia. :rofl I...

How can I tell you're in Asia. :rofl

I remember 3 in Vietnam.
Quick toot for attention,
A continuous rolling hi/low for passing,
and a loud blaster mode for "you a$$hole!"
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By greenthumb
+1 for insoles! Go to walmart in your boots...

+1 for insoles!

Go to walmart in your boots and tryout all the different insoles they offer in the store. Don't worry, you'll fit right in :rofl. The thick gel ones are good for absorbing vibes....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7,804
Views: 1,279,333
Posted By greenthumb
:fpalm I forgot what thread I was in for a...

:fpalm
I forgot what thread I was in for a moment.


Isn't it tangent time again?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By greenthumb
Ok, I'll bite.:D Basically, you're not going...

Ok, I'll bite.:D

Basically, you're not going to get a definitive answer. :rofl

People have used just every type and grade available, but many stick to something motorcyle specific in the 10 or...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-15-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7,804
Views: 1,279,333
Posted By greenthumb
I was wondering the same thing. It appears they...

I was wondering the same thing. It appears they are having production issues and some customers are waiting for delivery. I don't think they're available in the US, but their website claims to have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-14-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7,804
Views: 1,279,333
Posted By greenthumb
Oh gawd, I remember getting light headed just...

Oh gawd, I remember getting light headed just using the center stand.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 82,308
Posted By greenthumb
I think they had a great concept, but then...

I think they had a great concept, but then crammed a car engine and snowmobile transmission, that were ill suited for the purpose, into a motorcycle.

I understand developing their own power plant...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-10-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 82,308
Posted By greenthumb
That's odd, my F8 ran fine on regular all over...

That's odd, my F8 ran fine on regular all over Central and South America.
I didn't have to baby it, change oil early, or watch the temp gauge - it didn't even meltdown! :lol3

But seriously,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-09-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7,804
Views: 1,279,333
Posted By greenthumb
This. Even with a lighter bike, after you're...

This.
Even with a lighter bike, after you're added more fuel, panniers and 100lbs of gear and crap for an "adventure", it won't be handling nearly like the bike it started out as.
Also, on a rtw...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-08-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7,804
Views: 1,279,333
Posted By greenthumb
Yamaha has been producing 500cc twin for their...

Yamaha has been producing 500cc twin for their snowmobile line for nearly a decade. It is based of the yz250f. Weighs 80lbs and produces 80hp. 10lbs of that is an internal gear reduction. It has...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-19-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By greenthumb
This reminds me of this old thread!...

This reminds me of this old thread! (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=738863&highlight=Beak)
Certainly entertaining and full of facts! :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,001
Posted By greenthumb
Shocking that no one was injured through his...

Shocking that no one was injured through his wreckless antics.
I'll give him credit though. Riding that pig down a moving escalator can't be easy.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,001
Posted By greenthumb
Harley Davidson. The new urban adventure bike.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=958_1426241586


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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-12-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7,804
Views: 1,279,333
Posted By greenthumb
So... What kind of oil is best for this new dct?

So...
What kind of oil is best for this new dct?
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-10-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,799
Posted By greenthumb
In a nutshell: There are basically 3 types...

In a nutshell:

There are basically 3 types of shocks. Emulsion, Internal Floating Piston, and external reservoir (either attached to the body directly "piggyback" or via a hose).

When a shock...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-01-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,799
Posted By greenthumb
I did talk to Ted when I was looking for a shock....

I did talk to Ted when I was looking for a shock. He was knowledgeable, very helpful and competitively priced. Although I didn't end up purchasing from him, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his shop....
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-22-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By greenthumb
I have a similar noise on my bike. Sounds like a...

I have a similar noise on my bike. Sounds like a washer vibrating on loose bolt.
It is a 2009 as well, now pushing 70k. It has done it for years.
I have had that area of the bike apart dozens of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-21-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,799
Posted By greenthumb
http://www.newmansuspension.com Small, one...

http://www.newmansuspension.com

Small, one man operation in Vernon. About 45min north of the airport.
At the time he sold at 12% under list price, cash only. Looks to be the same still.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,799
Posted By greenthumb
I went with an Elka, purchased through a local...

I went with an Elka, purchased through a local suspension business.
They have a reputation for performance and quality, and, the F800 models are built and custom valved for each order. They only...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-18-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,131
Posted By greenthumb
Didn't you hear? It's an oilless 2-stroke...

Didn't you hear?
It's an oilless 2-stroke diesel turbine!
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-17-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,131
Posted By greenthumb
It's winter. As it's your first on ADV, you may...

It's winter.
As it's your first on ADV, you may not be accustomed to the whining, arguing and mundane rambling that runs rampant when people are suffering from lack of handlebar time. Not only that,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-16-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,131
Posted By greenthumb
I passed trough Lillooet that weekend too. :puke1...

I passed trough Lillooet that weekend too. :puke1
Stopped for a swim in Pavillion lake; with all my gear on. Never realized how buoyant the armour is. :freaky
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-15-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,131
Posted By greenthumb
Funny how straddling an in internal combustion...

Funny how straddling an in internal combustion engine can make your legs warm.:scratch
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,206
Posted By greenthumb
+1 for what Molly said. If you're riding at...

+1 for what Molly said.
If you're riding at legal speeds in prudent manner, I feel a tkc is pretty much just as safe. There is definitely an advantage to knobs when you involve sand/rocks on top of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-21-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By greenthumb
Happens to me as well. Usually when I've spent...

Happens to me as well. Usually when I've spent the majority of the day with it off.
While I don't have a definitive answer, I have a bit of theory based on what I've seen.
When I'm out riding off...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-26-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,868
Posted By greenthumb
The stock springs in my '09 were measured at .45,...

The stock springs in my '09 were measured at .45, if I remember correctly, when they came out. AFAIK that was close to spec. at the time. Cannot comment on the WP forks and/or the GSA.
Their...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-13-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,264
Posted By greenthumb
Issues? No; it was bright and the bike didn't...

Issues? No; it was bright and the bike didn't complain.
Meltage? While the reflector isn't as cherry as the day it rolled off the line, its not nearly as affected as some of the photos posted here....
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-12-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,264
Posted By greenthumb
I ran a 100w high beam for a couple years. 55w...

I ran a 100w high beam for a couple years.
55w HID in both now. Much betterer. YMMV:freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,984
Posted By greenthumb
IMHO, If you want an adventure then do as little...

IMHO, If you want an adventure then do as little of the above as possible. Seriously.
True, adventure means different things to different people, but the key is to break your routine and get...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7,804
Views: 1,279,333
Posted By greenthumb
Absolutely. I did not mean to imply the patent as...

Absolutely. I did not mean to imply the patent as absolute.
It is the most detailed, reputable information we have to go on at this point, and bears an overwhelming resemblance to the prototype on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7,804
Views: 1,279,333
Posted By greenthumb
I was thinking the same, especially since the...

I was thinking the same, especially since the ports appear to be angled towards each other. The tube size is rather large for a smaller displacement.

If you look at and read the link to the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By greenthumb
This ^^ , or, The bar clamps are rubber...

This ^^ , or,

The bar clamps are rubber mounted to the triple. The bars slip in the clamps and remain crooked. Usually easily straightened by hand or you could loosen the clamps a bit.

Given...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-20-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,406
Posted By greenthumb
A fix for the old gasket

Mine has been leaking for quite some time. Looked similar or slightly worse than LM's in the original post.
I had just been ignoring it until a valve check. Reading about the updated gasket/bolts,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-19-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By greenthumb
The pin fell out and I had to remove the pan to...

The pin fell out and I had to remove the pan to retrieve it. Removed the left cover to put it back.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-18-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By greenthumb
This is where the part normally resides if you're...

This is where the part normally resides if you're not familiar.
The large, shiny blind hole is where the end of the selector shaft (the part that the shift lever attaches to) sits inside the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-18-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By greenthumb
Wink Found this in my oil pan

Well, to be more accurate, it was rolling around on top of the pan gasket.
It's the dowel pin that the shifter return spring pushes on.
I was riding along, minding my own business and shifter...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-05-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,949
Posted By greenthumb
I do it. Works great. Do it a lot with a...

I do it. Works great.
Do it a lot with a loaded bike and the stand will bend a bit after a few years.
Ymmv:freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 37,558
Views: 9,883,583
Posted By greenthumb
Inmate

Inmate
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,133
Posted By greenthumb
Don't forget the ABS ring as well. You...

Don't forget the ABS ring as well.

You would also be disrupting the brake pad/rotor that have worn together, if you care.

One could also debate wether the fact that the spokes are being...
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