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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 795,555
Posted By Ogre_fl
I have to say my experience with Japanese CVT's I...

I have to say my experience with Japanese CVT's I have not seen notable sheave plate wear even after many miles or hours of steady speed running.
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 795,555
Posted By Ogre_fl
Yup, I found vibes can be an issue with non-metal...

Yup, I found vibes can be an issue with non-metal belts, I assume that relates to rattles with a metal belt.
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 795,555
Posted By Ogre_fl
I understand what they are and how they work. ...

I understand what they are and how they work.

However it is my understanding from scooters & ATV's that it is not the variator sheave plates that wear, at least not noticeably, but the belt is...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan Yesterday, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2,722
Views: 128,742
Posted By Ogre_fl
Had to lay 'er down?

Had to lay 'er down?
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 795,555
Posted By Ogre_fl
Honest question, why is it not good to hold a...

Honest question, why is it not good to hold a fixed ratio with a CVT?
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan Yesterday, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By Ogre_fl
Given your new parameters, I would take the KLR...

Given your new parameters, I would take the KLR off the list.

FWIW you are not too big for the DRZ400.
At 6'-6" and 260 lbs I am bigger than you. With different bars, bar risers & a tall seat I...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 689,490
Posted By Ogre_fl
The service manual for our bikes says to remove...

The service manual for our bikes says to remove the battery before removal of the ECU.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a217/Oger/tr650ecu_zps5f62c214.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 08:14 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 23,523
Posted By Ogre_fl
The Versys 650 makes good power in a very...

The Versys 650 makes good power in a very engaging way.

The joy of this bike is you can use it all the time and not risk your licence.
You can run it through a few gears in a fun/sporting manner...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 12:45 AM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 795,555
Posted By Ogre_fl
It is hard to tell for sure, but it does look...

It is hard to tell for sure, but it does look like changing the oil may not require disassembly of the bike and removal of the fuel tank.
Forum: Hacks 12-16-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By Ogre_fl
^ I thought it was because you guys were weird.

^ I thought it was because you guys were weird.
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 795,555
Posted By Ogre_fl
Yup and easier to service would be great too.

Yup and easier to service would be great too.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-16-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By Ogre_fl
Nice shots, I like rides that that. ...

Nice shots, I like rides that that.
Unfortunately getting to do them seems more & more rare for me too.
Glad you could.
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,688
Posted By Ogre_fl
Why is that an issue with the Terra, its a decent...

Why is that an issue with the Terra, its a decent spaced, wide ratio 5 speed.
I believe there is only one big bore bike that has/had a wider overall spread and that's the Husky 610/630.

All the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 141,552
Posted By Ogre_fl
Well your "take" was that the tall screen was...

Well your "take" was that the tall screen was flat at the bottom.
Your "take" was that it proved that the everyone was incorrect about the stock screen being narrow for hand guard clearance.
The...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 141,552
Posted By Ogre_fl
You do realize that monstrosity of a screen bends...

You do realize that monstrosity of a screen bends forward at the bottom in way of where the hand guards would hit it.
If that is not oddly shaped I don't know what is.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 689,490
Posted By Ogre_fl
I had an X-Challenge and agree that BMW's claimed...

I had an X-Challenge and agree that BMW's claimed weights, particularly back then, were optimistic.

FWIW BMW tried very hard to get the weight of that bike down.
The X-Challenge was a stripped...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-12-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 117,360
Posted By Ogre_fl
Ahh.... you don't need that. But don't forget...

Ahh.... you don't need that.
But don't forget your helmets antlers.

http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a432/jbcohe/antlers.jpg (http://s1035.photobucket.com/user/jbcohe/media/antlers.jpg.html)
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 795,555
Posted By Ogre_fl
If it ever happens I kind of doubt that those...

If it ever happens I kind of doubt that those changes will be in the 20-40 lbs range.

I remember when the Tiger 800 was in the rumor mill to be based upon the Street Triple, lots of similar...
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 795,555
Posted By Ogre_fl
They heard Tagati didn't like it....got pulled

They heard Tagati didn't like it....got pulled
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3,261
Views: 617,944
Posted By Ogre_fl
^ looks like contential made a trailwing :huh

^ looks like contential made a trailwing :huh
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-09-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 30,548
Views: 2,323,253
Posted By Ogre_fl
That does look fun, thanks for the info. I...

That does look fun, thanks for the info.
I didn't see anything about age limits, I would like to do this with my 14 & 15 year old boys.

Oh... and I hope I can fit in one.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-08-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 30,548
Views: 2,323,253
Posted By Ogre_fl
How does the Kart thing work? Do you do the...

How does the Kart thing work?
Do you do the drivers school, then you can rent a Kart?
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 795,555
Posted By Ogre_fl
I believe BMW killed those bikes in the deal, not...

I believe BMW killed those bikes in the deal, not Pierer.

I don't believe he was given the Terra/Nuda as part of the deal.
They are based heavily on current BMW bikes.
One can only hope their...
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 795,555
Posted By Ogre_fl
^ Wrong thread? or just too much "juice"? ...

^ Wrong thread? or just too much "juice"? :freaky

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=991292
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 795,555
Posted By Ogre_fl
Dont forget when the Super Tenere came out the...

Dont forget when the Super Tenere came out the battle cry was mostly for a bike with capabilities like the BMW GS of its day, but reliable/trouble free.

The Super Tenere hit that mark.
I will say...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-08-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By Ogre_fl
While I tend to agree that having 2 or more bikes...

While I tend to agree that having 2 or more bikes work best, I understand that can not always happen.

I have owned a number of the bikes on your list.
The Husky TR650, in my opinion, covers the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 689,490
Posted By Ogre_fl
I can think of a few bikes with 18" rear wheels...

I can think of a few bikes with 18" rear wheels and ABS, and one was a BMW.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 689,490
Posted By Ogre_fl
The ABS Terras have 17" rear wheels vs 18" of the...

The ABS Terras have 17" rear wheels vs 18" of the Non ABS bikes.

I have never understood this as I would think the differential with the 21" front would work better with the 18", unless it is...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-05-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By Ogre_fl
What do you mean sicko, that chit...

What do you mean sicko, that chit happens.......not that there anything wrong with that.

I was just asking. :D
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 795,555
Posted By Ogre_fl
Right, what was it about the emissions app that...

Right, what was it about the emissions app that made you believe it was a twin?
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 795,555
Posted By Ogre_fl
What about that patent made you believe it was a...

What about that patent made you believe it was a twin?
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-04-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By Ogre_fl
Do I see the original post correctly. :huh ...

Do I see the original post correctly. :huh

Then .... a female in the north with lots of snow and fancy fur topped boots.

Now .... a male in the south, but can't afford socks?
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 23,523
Posted By Ogre_fl
That does seem like a pretty big jump from the...

That does seem like a pretty big jump from the last versions.

They list the same weight for the regular bike & the LT.
I wonder if that weight is for the LT with bags, hand guards, ect.
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,862
Posted By Ogre_fl
Husqvarna TR650 Strada. ABS, near 400# wet,...

Husqvarna TR650 Strada.
ABS, near 400# wet, factory or aftermarket luggage.
Not 1/2 bad on gravel/dirt due to 19/17 wheels.

You may still be able to find one new, if not then perhaps used.
...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 795,555
Posted By Ogre_fl
Alpha 16V Twin Spark ...

Alpha 16V Twin Spark

http://www.alfaworkshop.co.uk/images/50-3-800.jpg
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 795,555
Posted By Ogre_fl
No, a twin (identical, not mirrored) with this...

No, a twin (identical, not mirrored) with this type of a twin spark head would have its 2nd/offset plug to the left side each of the cylinders.
This places the 2nd offset plug (unseen) nicely into...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-29-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 858
Posted By Ogre_fl
Its been many year's since I lived down there,...

Its been many year's since I lived down there, but I would recommend a Versys 650.
It's a fun bike in town, and has long enough legs to make travel and highway use enjoyable too.
They do hard...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 795,555
Posted By Ogre_fl
I have bought a few new bikes without test rides...

I have bought a few new bikes without test rides as the dealers did not do them.

The "deal" was if I truly did not like it after a short ride, after the official purchase, they would take it back...
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 795,555
Posted By Ogre_fl
You really want 8" of crappy DR650 type...

You really want 8" of crappy DR650 type suspension. :huh
God man, aim a bit higher than that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 35,490
Views: 8,945,429
Posted By Ogre_fl
Someone takes that "dragon slaying" thing a bit...

Someone takes that "dragon slaying" thing a bit too literally.
From the looks of the bike, the dragon won a few rounds.
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