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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Today, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4,106
Views: 851,377
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I've never heard Neil Young's version of...

I've never heard Neil Young's version of Motorcycle Mama. The original was by Sailcat. Great song!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Today, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4,106
Views: 851,377
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Just stumbled across this thread. Thought I'd...

Just stumbled across this thread. Thought I'd share my favorite version!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlylarCRayI

The song always gets me choked up!
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 75,794
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Considering how well the H2R did against the GTR...

Considering how well the H2R did against the GTR with the specs it has and comparing those specs to the Lightning, I think the Lightning would fare quite well. I think it would probably lose a bit...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 75,794
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Well, I hope you're happy! Now there's another...

Well, I hope you're happy! Now there's another bike I want I'll never own!
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,435
Posted By Turbo Ghost
What sort of items are you taking with you as far...

What sort of items are you taking with you as far as replacement parts? I would recommend an extra piston kit. A top end rebuild is about a 30 minute job on that bike if you're not in a hurry!
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 75,794
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Oh my!

Oh my!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-28-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 81,104
Posted By Turbo Ghost
A friend just bought a house on the "lake" right...

A friend just bought a house on the "lake" right before the lowering. We now aggravate her about breaking the lake! I used to love to jet-ski on Boone due to the good amount of wake compared to...
Forum: Vendors 04-17-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 208,835
Posted By Turbo Ghost
YES!! That's what I've been waiting for!! I...

YES!! That's what I've been waiting for!! I hope there's a rectangular version with the ball located on one end of the back! That's the style I like and I think it offers a lot of position...
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 298,037
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I would recommend making a heavy guage wire frame...

I would recommend making a heavy guage wire frame and using a wire mesh instead of the perforated steel. Perforated steel is highly restrictive! I tried using some exactly like that for a process...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 38,403
Views: 10,188,615
Posted By Turbo Ghost
That bike is beautiful! The only problem with...

That bike is beautiful! The only problem with bikes like that is it's really hard to say "It wasn't me officer!"
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,614
Posted By Turbo Ghost
You're looking at it wrong! When I had mine,...

You're looking at it wrong! When I had mine, girls LOVED riding with me especially when I kept the motor screaming! I'm surprised my girlfriend didn't leave me for the GN!
Forum: Vendors 03-02-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 208,835
Posted By Turbo Ghost
That which will not bend must break!

That which will not bend must break!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 15,579
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I like to throw a little bit in for the well-read...

I like to throw a little bit in for the well-read among us!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 15,579
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I completely forgot about that! My Kenworth had...

I completely forgot about that! My Kenworth had about 2,400Ft.lbs of pulling power but, on some hills with a full load my 0-60 was never! Don't know how I ever survived!?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 15,579
Posted By Turbo Ghost
It always cracked me up when people said there's...

It always cracked me up when people said there's no way you can ever use that much power on the street! My turbo bike had over 200HP at the rear wheel and I used every bit of it most every day. Not...
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4,851
Views: 679,322
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Whatever you do don't ever use brake cleaner to...

Whatever you do don't ever use brake cleaner to clean your metals before you apply any kind of heat to them!
http://www.brewracingframes.com/safety-alert-brake-cleaner--phosgene-gas.html
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 18,015
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I really do want to shake those idiots by the...

I really do want to shake those idiots by the ears when I see them rolling smoke! They have no damn clue how much power they could make if they didn't send it all down the pipe! My rig made over 10...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 18,015
Posted By Turbo Ghost
On average with motorcycles you can expect 9-11HP...

On average with motorcycles you can expect 9-11HP per pound of boost. If you were running 10psi you would be between 90-110hp. At 20psi 180-220hp. As you approach the higher levels you start...
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 18,015
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I was fine for quite a while. I bought a KLR650...

I was fine for quite a while. I bought a KLR650 and was just as capable of keeping up with the sportbikes where I ride in the tight stuff. The straights were a different matter! I'm definitely...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 18,015
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I had an 84 Kawasaki 750Turbo. It was...

I had an 84 Kawasaki 750Turbo. It was uh....slightly modified :evil I was running over 200RWHP. I ran race fuel only and actually carried an extra 3 liters with me to my regular hang outs as it was...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 18,015
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Fascinating and well-built set-up you've got...

Fascinating and well-built set-up you've got there! I never saw any comments about what compression you're running? I'm not very familiar with the BMW engines so, I don't know what they are stock. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-02-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 81,104
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I used to use the fog city visor inserts. At 15*...

I used to use the fog city visor inserts. At 15* below 0 fahrenheit, I could blow on the visor and it wouldn't fog! They are however very, very delicate! The scratch incredibly easy but, work...
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 249,438
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I know it's a Harbor Freight thread but, Autozone...

I know it's a Harbor Freight thread but, Autozone has little Cree(ish) single AA flashlights 2 for $5! They used to have black ones that were really good but, now they have silver/aluminum ones that...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8,766
Views: 2,504,721
Posted By Turbo Ghost
We always adjusted valves on car engines with the...

We always adjusted valves on car engines with the engine running. I used to have some clips that went on the front of the rocker arms that covered the oil jet so it would just run down rather than...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8,766
Views: 2,504,721
Posted By Turbo Ghost
If I were guessing (which I am) I would think...

If I were guessing (which I am) I would think there is an eccentric shaft running through the valves that either tighten or loosen the tension according to the direction of your effort.
Of course, I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 75,794
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I see it now! Had to look back and forth between...

I see it now! Had to look back and forth between the two to see the differences.
Forum: Face plant 12-16-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,090
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Contact the helmet manufacturer and give them the...

Contact the helmet manufacturer and give them the details of your wreck. They will likely want the helmet for research purposes and might send you a free replacement! A friend did that and I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 75,794
Posted By Turbo Ghost
If it's an H2 why does it have the H2R bodywork?

If it's an H2 why does it have the H2R bodywork?
Forum: 2 smokers 12-12-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,911
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Don't feel bad! Mine's got so many air leaks you...

Don't feel bad! Mine's got so many air leaks you can put your hand over the carb inlet and it will still run! Don't know when I'll get the chance to rebuild it!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 38,403
Views: 10,188,615
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I heard the judge didn't even look at the 27 8X10...

I heard the judge didn't even look at the 27 8X10 color glossy photographs with the circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was to be used as evidence...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,030
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Those seem very intriguing! The odd thing is on...

Those seem very intriguing! The odd thing is on Amazon they list one at $38 and a pair at $84! I think I would just buy two rather than the matched pair!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10,447
Views: 2,242,821
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Spokes are like dozens of tiny shock-absorbers. ...

Spokes are like dozens of tiny shock-absorbers. They can flex without breaking and if they do get out of whack they can be trued. They are also lighter generally.
Mags have no give and would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 38,403
Views: 10,188,615
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Ah, gravity-cavity/the bowl! My favorite spot on...

Ah, gravity-cavity/the bowl! My favorite spot on the whole road! It'll definitely test your suspension and your skill!
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 75,794
Posted By Turbo Ghost
That's the key! Forced induction will give it a...

That's the key! Forced induction will give it a huge torque advantage over anything else out there! The torque curve isn't exactly going to be a torque curve either! It's going to be a ramp...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,030
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I used the battery packs from radio shack for AA...

I used the battery packs from radio shack for AA batteries. 8 in one housing is 12V and it uses a 9V connector so it was easy to wire up! Saved us from having to do re-shoots on another day!
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,030
Posted By Turbo Ghost
Before I got my mounts, I put the lights on my...

Before I got my mounts, I put the lights on my halogen light stand and used them on set with a battery pack when we didn't have access to power to light our scenes! Very handy items!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,333
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I started on a 1981 Suzuki GN400 and gradually...

I started on a 1981 Suzuki GN400 and gradually moved up through displacements to a 1984 Kawasaki Turbo750 with over 200HP at the rear wheel. All those bikes were great and fun in their own ways. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,030
Posted By Turbo Ghost
They're definitely heavy but, my mounts can...

They're definitely heavy but, my mounts can handle the weight. Heck, they could handle MY weight! I'll try to get some pics tonight after work. For what I paid and what they've already been...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,030
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I bought a pair of these for my KLR....

I bought a pair of these for my KLR....
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 75,794
Posted By Turbo Ghost
I have to say I think the exhaust sound was...

I have to say I think the exhaust sound was better and actually quieter on the H2R than on the H2. The H2 had that high pitched shriek that I think non-motorcyclists will find harsh and offensive...
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