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Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,288
Posted By bpw
a used Aerostich for $300-$400 is awfully hard to...

a used Aerostich for $300-$400 is awfully hard to beat on the quality/value spectrum.
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By bpw
Try BMW

Try BMW
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 103,059
Posted By bpw
I stopped for a motorcycle accident in the Black...

I stopped for a motorcycle accident in the Black Hills while driving through a couple years ago, Bike off the road in a ditch, Flagged down by the riders wife who had a badly fractured leg but had...
Forum: The Garage 06-21-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,434
Posted By bpw
For work like this it will be faster and easier...

For work like this it will be faster and easier to work buy hand. Get a good sail makers palm. William Smith in England makes quality ones that are worth the money, cheap ones suck. You want a...
Forum: Hacks 06-21-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,252
Posted By bpw
If your wife doesn't like riding on the back of a...

If your wife doesn't like riding on the back of a bike she will probably like riding on the back of a sidecar even less, and it makes for really crappy/scary handling, and I say this as someone who...
Forum: Hacks 06-21-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,181
Posted By bpw
Yep I am, been quite a while now but still have...

Yep I am, been quite a while now but still have fond memories of that bike.

Was bought by a friend of mine after I put a bunch of miles on it and it finally died when it skipped timing and trashed...
Forum: Hacks 06-21-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2,666
Views: 413,844
Posted By bpw
The most shocking piece of info in this thread...

The most shocking piece of info in this thread for me was that Ural is charging $14,000 for a new rig.

If you want to something to look cool and wrench on, that kind of money will get you into...
Forum: The Garage 06-21-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 19,348
Posted By bpw
I am a bit out of touch with bicycles as well,...

I am a bit out of touch with bicycles as well, only know mountain bikes from a few years ago when pretty much everything weighed right around 3.5-4 pounds no matter what it was made of. Limiting...
Forum: The Garage 06-21-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 19,348
Posted By bpw
It is interesting to note that high end bicycle...

It is interesting to note that high end bicycle frames all weigh roughly the same no matter what they are made out.

Building composite structures is easy, but building composite structures that...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,354
Posted By bpw
Watch the video, its a newer generation XR. The...

Watch the video, its a newer generation XR. The factory turbo bike from honda was the CX
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,975
Posted By bpw
I sold my 1965 r50/2 about a year ago. I was in...

I sold my 1965 r50/2 about a year ago. I was in desperate need of an engine rebuild but did run (barely, and needed a quart of oil every 70 miles), bit tatty but not much rust etc. matching numbers....
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,367
Posted By bpw
If I remember correctly, the r65 mono is just an...

If I remember correctly, the r65 mono is just an r80 monoshock with a smaller motor.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-19-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7,757
Views: 7,037,487
Posted By bpw
North of clearlake California on trail 37, got a...

North of clearlake California on trail 37, got a bit crossed up on a hill climb.


<table...
Forum: The Garage 09-12-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,192
Posted By bpw
Most any sailboat up to about 35 or 40ft uses 3/8...

Most any sailboat up to about 35 or 40ft uses 3/8 running rigging. No problem hauling on it as hard as you can.
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,295
Posted By bpw
I can break into my Givis in about 20 seconds...

I can break into my Givis in about 20 seconds with nothing but a pocket knife. The latches are pretty lame.

Yet in 4 years of riding every day and living in Oakland and then in the Mission...
Forum: Americas 07-20-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By bpw
having spent quite a bit of time sailing in...

having spent quite a bit of time sailing in central america getting parts shipped in can be a major expense and hassle depending on the country. Easy in Panama, damn near impossible in some other...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,944
Posted By bpw
Another vote for the hi-points. They are...

Another vote for the hi-points. They are actually pretty stiff and have really beefy soles. I have a pair of tech-8s I wear for dirt biking but there way too much boot for wearing all day while...
Forum: Hacks 10-22-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,033
Posted By bpw
PM a user on here named moike, I saw a thread of...

PM a user on here named moike, I saw a thread of his on bayarearidersforum.com a few years ago where he built an integrated clutch/shift lever. The clutch worked as normal but the whole lever could...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-01-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,968
Posted By bpw
I put a set of cheng shin c858s on my r65 and it...

I put a set of cheng shin c858s on my r65 and it did fine it dirt. Had to go slower than a proper dirtbike but was a great dirt road touring rig. If I had put a bash guard under the engine it could...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By bpw
A slipper clutch won't really help you, they are...

A slipper clutch won't really help you, they are used to prevent rear wheel lock up during downshifts, not eliminate engine breaking. I think this is more a throttle control issue on your part than...
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 144,644
Posted By bpw
Can't wait to see whats next... and I should...

Can't wait to see whats next...

and I should mention, I raced an enduro a couple weeks ago and didn't even bother to remove the giant loop. scrunched down small it was a perfect place for a tube...
Forum: Vendors 08-04-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 144,644
Posted By bpw
SO just when I think I have found the perfect...

SO just when I think I have found the perfect luggage set-up you guys go and make it WATERPROOF as well. Ah, the pain of the early adopter.

I raced an enduro the other day and didn't even...
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,025
Posted By bpw
Generally there are all wheel drive cars because...

Generally there are all wheel drive cars because people don't understand AWD. Unless you are on the gas it does nothing, its the abs brakes and stabilty control that saves your butt in bad weather. ...
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2009, 02:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,025
Posted By bpw
There is no reason to do this, and its probably...

There is no reason to do this, and its probably putting a lot of wear on your drivetrain. 4wd only has an effect when you are on the gas, if you are spinning tires in the rain by mistake you need...
Forum: Hacks 07-24-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,874
Posted By bpw
shoot, you guys are quick. mods can nuke...

shoot, you guys are quick.

mods can nuke this...thanks
Forum: Hacks 07-24-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,874
Posted By bpw
How not to mount a sidecar

eeek!

http://weldingweb.com/showthread.php?t=32456

its like an anti how-to. do th opposite of everything you see and you will be fine.
Forum: Hacks 07-23-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,500
Posted By bpw
I looked for a similar size for my nighthawk rig....

I looked for a similar size for my nighthawk rig. Almost nothing is available that narrow in a 17 for cars. The only option I found that might work is the spare tire from a mazda (rx-8?) They...
Forum: Trials 07-23-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,680
Posted By bpw
There is a guy I see at meets with a home grown...

There is a guy I see at meets with a home grown electric trials bike. Seems pretty ideal and very quiet. built out of a regular trials bike frame.

The last meet I saw him at was a pretty long...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,107
Posted By bpw
Try the alpinestars replica of the classic...

Try the alpinestars replica of the classic hi-point boot. I love mine and they breathe very well. Similar to combat touring boots but a bit heavier duty and more support for off road.
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2009, 01:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By bpw
On any overhead cam bike you can see the cams and...

On any overhead cam bike you can see the cams and judge for yourself at the time, every bike I have seen (admitedly not a ton) had plenty of fudge room around TDC. Also any error will lead to...
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2009, 01:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,826
Posted By bpw
Yeah I was generalizing quite a bit, but look at...

Yeah I was generalizing quite a bit, but look at the bikes you see that live on the street, most are pretty basic. Most people who are wiling to throw down 20 grand on a bike want it protected from...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2009, 12:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,826
Posted By bpw
The real problem is that the kind of people who...

The real problem is that the kind of people who would buy this for their bikes also tend to have garages. The people buying all that random overpriced crap at the dealers are not the same people who...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By bpw
For future reference, you can adjust valves...

For future reference, you can adjust valves without being able to see the timing mark, take a look at the cams and you will see that the exact position really isn't very critical for the adjustment,...
Forum: Face plant 05-23-2009, 11:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,791
Posted By bpw
Whenever a car does this too a biker everyone...

Whenever a car does this too a biker everyone gets pissed.

ALWAYS look for other bikes lane sharing.
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By bpw
I remember someone on here once refering to the...

I remember someone on here once refering to the aerostich as having a "midwestern" cut.

If your shoulders are bigger than your waist you will need custom work to make the jacket fit.

I found...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,108
Posted By bpw
terra mostro, Ran into the guys who build...

terra mostro,

Ran into the guys who build them up on mt Tam one day, sweet looking bike, maybe put an africa twin or sv650 motor in instead, Though the monster engine is a lot less fussy than the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,015
Posted By bpw
He has been trying to sell that bike for months,...

He has been trying to sell that bike for months, he might just be fishing and hoping someone comes along.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,501
Posted By bpw
I don't remove the timing mark cover either, just...

I don't remove the timing mark cover either, just bump it around with the kickstart or rear wheel (easiest in 5th gear). You can see the cams to tell if it its near TDC. If you look at the shape of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,501
Posted By bpw
You don't actually need to pull that plug out to...

You don't actually need to pull that plug out to do a valve adjustment, personally if it was that stuck I think I would just leave it. The timing is elctric on these bikes as well so I can't think...
Forum: Hacks 05-18-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By bpw
Side cars (at least mine was) are a lot more work...

Side cars (at least mine was) are a lot more work and slower on nasty bumpy roads.
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