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Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,072
Posted By carockwell
Ironwood is right on the money. If the coolant...

Ironwood is right on the money. If the coolant did not blow out, you are definitely in good shape. Just get the radiator fan fixed.
Forum: The Garage 12-01-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 136,140
Posted By carockwell
Thanks for the response. Which of the Loctite...

Thanks for the response. Which of the Loctite form in place anaerobic gasket materials is easiest to clean off? Any recommendations for gasket cleaning techniques other than scratch and scrape?
Forum: The Garage 12-01-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 136,140
Posted By carockwell
Restoring lots of older vehicles, I am constantly...

Restoring lots of older vehicles, I am constantly trying to make older cut gaskets work. Can you tell us what Loctite products would work best as dressings on the following types of gaskets?

1....
Forum: The Garage 11-26-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,998
Posted By carockwell
S100 corrosion spray is made for the task you...

S100 corrosion spray is made for the task you describe and works on boats here in California.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-23-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,270
Posted By carockwell
I can answer the OP's original question. The...

I can answer the OP's original question. The French insurance industry recorded an interesting statistic in the 1980's. Yes kids the 1980's were before the www.web so I cannot provide a link. Google...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,322
Posted By carockwell
How does the Duke hold up as a commuter bike?

How does the Duke hold up as a commuter bike?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,225
Posted By carockwell
A CHP motorbike cop's advice to riding LA...

A CHP motorbike cop's advice to riding LA freeways was to get into the HOV lane, watch out for debris, and that lane splitting while cars are moving has proven to be a lot more dangerous than...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,087
Posted By carockwell
So was there a problem with the Cbr300 having bad...

So was there a problem with the Cbr300 having bad bearings and a generally short lifespan? I was thinking of buying one as a commuter bike but maybe I should be looking at something a little more...
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By carockwell
I went to Motoport to get some new stuff and...

I went to Motoport to get some new stuff and brought my suit in to see if Wade thought I needed hip armor. He said I already had it. So no, you won't notice it and yes the suit is perfectly...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,627
Posted By carockwell
Daytona Transopen GTX from Helimot. No plastic....

Daytona Transopen GTX from Helimot. No plastic. Lasts about twice as long as Sidi.
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2,098
Views: 258,148
Posted By carockwell
Any updates on prices? My local dealer wants $800...

Any updates on prices? My local dealer wants $800 in set up and doc fees in addition to msrp, tax, freight, and registration. I can get one for a thousand less by driving an hour. I like to support...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,012
Posted By carockwell
The wheel deceleration rate is the core of the...

The wheel deceleration rate is the core of the system. The wheel deccelerates fastest in slippery conditions. This is why you can improve your traction with sticky tires and not suffer any ill...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,012
Posted By carockwell
You are over thinking this. The computer does not...

You are over thinking this. The computer does not know how much traction the tire and surface will allow. There is no maximum traction number in the algorithm. There is only a wheel speed sensor....
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 51,094
Posted By carockwell
I bought a pair of LD Comfort and a pair of Moto...

I bought a pair of LD Comfort and a pair of Moto Skiveez and the LD Comfort is the clear winner. The Moto Skiveez padding just gets irritating after a few hours on a hot day. The LD Comfort undies...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,012
Posted By carockwell
Let me qualify myself - I used to test and...

Let me qualify myself - I used to test and develop abs systems for the big manufacturers. You can change pads,tires, and hoses on abs systems with no issues. The programming algorithms can not tell...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By carockwell
Lee Parks deerskin, Helimot F108, or Motoport...

Lee Parks deerskin, Helimot F108, or Motoport Racers. I have all three, they all work about the same. The Helimots offer the most crash protection, the Lee Parks are the best for shorter rides, and...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By carockwell
I don't think it is necessary. Having hit the...

I don't think it is necessary. Having hit the pavement twice, I never felt anything with the single quad armor.
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By carockwell
The 620 Multistrada is Ducs easiest bike to...

The 620 Multistrada is Ducs easiest bike to maintain and stable on the freeway. Go for it.
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,804
Posted By carockwell
Panasonic Toughbook. Mine has take a licken and...

Panasonic Toughbook. Mine has take a licken and keep on ticken.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,878
Posted By carockwell
I can't believe that many accidents are caused by...

I can't believe that many accidents are caused by owner's misapplication of mechanical skill. The usual misapplication results in a bike that sits in the garage for a decade. Now dealer installed...
Forum: Face plant 03-30-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,282
Posted By carockwell
Holy cow man! Now THAT is a what I call a real...

Holy cow man! Now THAT is a what I call a real Marine!
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,671
Posted By carockwell
I switched to a Motoport mesh suit and never...

I switched to a Motoport mesh suit and never looked back. It is warmer, cooler, more protective, and harder to get into than a Stich. The Stich works really well between 50 and 85 degrees. The...
Forum: Face plant 03-22-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 43,290
Posted By carockwell
The dynamics of cross gusts on motorcycles are...

The dynamics of cross gusts on motorcycles are fairly simple and quite devastating. When a gust approaches from your left you must lean the bike to the left by turning the front wheel to right, also...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 190,015
Posted By carockwell
If they made a V7 with tubeless radials I would...

If they made a V7 with tubeless radials I would buy it
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By carockwell
I bought the new and improved liner from Revzilla...

I bought the new and improved liner from Revzilla and I can now wear the C3 for about 4 hours before I feel any real pressure. I recently went on a five hour ride with no problems so I think the...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,939
Posted By carockwell
18 miles each way in SoCal. Some freeway, some...

18 miles each way in SoCal. Some freeway, some city streets. Riding either 2007 Guzzi Breva 1100, 69 Vespa Rally 180, or 83 BMW R80 ST. I invest heavily in safety gear having had a few get offs in...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 921
Posted By carockwell
That is great information. I was considering the...

That is great information. I was considering the Sidi Adventure Rains and Daytona Evo Sports myself.
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,396
Posted By carockwell
You made the right decision!

You made the right decision!
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 921
Posted By carockwell
Road Race or Off-Road Boots?

What boots are the safest for street use, road race or off-road MX and adventure style boots?
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By carockwell
MX Boots In Daily Commute?

How many people are wearing serious off road MX style boots like Sidi Crossfires for their daily commute? How is it working out?
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,805
Posted By carockwell
A Motoport mesh suit can become a vented and ...

A Motoport mesh suit can become a vented and lined suit easy enough, just ask Wayne to add in the zippers to the liner. Problem solved.
When I first re-entered riding I was stupid and bought a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,204
Posted By carockwell
Wind noise is a VERY personal thing. One inch in...

Wind noise is a VERY personal thing. One inch in any direction can change everything. I would never recommend my Guzzi Breva 1100 with a Parabellum windshield and a Mayer saddle to anyone to avoid...
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,515
Posted By carockwell
Hard to beat a Honda 400F! Maybe a 67 Triumph...

Hard to beat a Honda 400F! Maybe a 67 Triumph Bonneville?
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,450
Posted By carockwell
My definition of a touring bike is anything that...

My definition of a touring bike is anything that can go fast enough to prevent you from getting rear ended while riding wide open uphill on the freeway. Anything more is just a matter of preference....
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,042
Posted By carockwell
I don't see how Lotus could do anything more...

I don't see how Lotus could do anything more extreme than a Gixxer or MV Augusta. There is no technology they can adapt that will make them stand out from the crowd at the super premium price they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,779
Posted By carockwell
Fresh gravel on asphalt is tricky for anybody...

Fresh gravel on asphalt is tricky for anybody because you are either on asphalt, in deep gravel, or on marbles. Even Malcomb Smith doesn't like gravel on asphalt. Don't go any faster than the speed...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-07-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,533
Posted By carockwell
One bike can't do it all. Motorcycle for...

One bike can't do it all. Motorcycle for prolonged freeway rides and scooter for town rides.

I find that any bike without a fairing is uncomfortable over 65 mph. It is like the magic speed at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 12,927
Posted By carockwell
Cars answered this question years ago. Hands down...

Cars answered this question years ago. Hands down you are less likely to need ANYTHING with a fuel injected car. Carbs have a lot of ways of breaking, clogging, and leaking. Add two carbs and you get...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-24-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,810
Posted By carockwell
According to the Hurt report, 84% of motorcycle...

According to the Hurt report, 84% of motorcycle accidents involve damage to the facial area. I think that is reason enough to ride with a full face helmet. The Schuberth is my favorite since they...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,494
Posted By carockwell
Is it accurate to say the BMW has a lower center...

Is it accurate to say the BMW has a lower center of gravity and more low end torque than the CB500?
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