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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths Today, 08:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,483
Posted By slartidbartfast
The majority of people I see using hazards are...

The majority of people I see using hazards are doing so inappropriately IMO. Yes, agreed on the turn signals. I don't trust anyone to do what they say they are going to do or to inform you what...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths Today, 07:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,483
Posted By slartidbartfast
I only watched about 1/4 of that and saw at least...

I only watched about 1/4 of that and saw at least a couple of times where cars nearly pinched him off. Hazard lights aren't going to help you if you are deliberately putting yourself in the wrong...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,262
Views: 94,628
Posted By slartidbartfast
All I can imagine is that the bushings weren't...

All I can imagine is that the bushings weren't fully seated when you originally assembled the FD.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By slartidbartfast
There should be no restriction in the return line...

There should be no restriction in the return line so you should be seeing very close to zero pressure (possibly not enough to register)
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-02-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,483
Posted By slartidbartfast
The ONLY legitimate uses IMO. BTW, you DO know...

The ONLY legitimate uses IMO. BTW, you DO know that using hazards while you're moving is illegal, right? ...and there's a reason for that.

If you use the hazards briefly when heavy rain starts,...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-01-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,483
Posted By slartidbartfast
I always think this is pretty stupid. Even more...

I always think this is pretty stupid. Even more stupid when they make lane changes with hazards on - because now you have no clue what they are going to do. It is a good way to ensure other drivers...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-29-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 288,070
Posted By slartidbartfast
With suspension in track mode it might not touch...

With suspension in track mode it might not touch down?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,262
Views: 94,628
Posted By slartidbartfast
I the taper roller bearings are any different,...

I the taper roller bearings are any different, the depth of engagement of the teeth between the crown wheel and pinion will have changed, which changes the wear characteristics and the backlash. Not...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By slartidbartfast
The LEDs and reflector are generic Chinese MR-16....

The LEDs and reflector are generic Chinese MR-16. I'd search on eBay for something that looks similar. Not all of these things are waterproof, even when they look like they should be - but they can...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-28-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,422
Posted By slartidbartfast
When I was 19, I experienced a 100mph...

When I was 19, I experienced a 100mph tank-slapper that threw me on the road with the bike on top of me. I had breaks, burns and scrapes but I survived. Every bit of my protective gear was...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By slartidbartfast
My R1100GS has gone numerous trips over the last...

My R1100GS has gone numerous trips over the last 12 years with one pannier hook made from bent aluminum and the other one missing. I put a cable tie around it to hold it in place but it's probably...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By slartidbartfast
The lock part is separate from the switch part,...

The lock part is separate from the switch part, so as long as the failure to turn is not due to contacts welded together in the switch, you can put a big screwdriver in and force it to the off...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,888
Posted By slartidbartfast
I agree with this assessment and think that's...

I agree with this assessment and think that's what the tech was telling you also. Yes, it is correct that the various computers need to re-learn certain settings and yes, it can take a while. As...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 1,262
Views: 94,628
Posted By slartidbartfast
Replacing the taper bearing is just as likely to...

Replacing the taper bearing is just as likely to affect preload as the big bearing. Afraid you've got to measure it again. Don't rush to buy a shim just yet.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By slartidbartfast
According to Touratech, they "complete the look"...

According to Touratech, they "complete the look" and keep brake dust off your front wheel. I can see them adding a small amount of unsprung weight while lightening your wallet and possibly reducing...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By slartidbartfast
That symbol means the FD self destruct is armed -...

That symbol means the FD self destruct is armed - and set for a random time delay some months or years in the future
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-26-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 17,920
Posted By slartidbartfast
I've owned two bikes that I've put more miles on...

I've owned two bikes that I've put more miles on in the first two days then the previous owner did in 5 years. Don't know what that makes me ... but them?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-26-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 288,070
Posted By slartidbartfast
You are going to take some flak from the...

You are going to take some flak from the bleeding-orange diehard KTM fanatics for admitting that KTMs MIGHT be less reliable than BMWs. Hahahaha.

I'm thinking of crossing the blue & white/orange...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-25-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 288,070
Posted By slartidbartfast
It's a shame you weren't able to do the "before"...

It's a shame you weren't able to do the "before" run for comparison's sake.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By slartidbartfast
The venturi is not working. Either it is...

The venturi is not working. Either it is detached or the pickup in the right lobe is plugged. The symptoms you see are EXACTLY what I see on a bike with no venturi system. When you are at steady...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-24-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By slartidbartfast
Chains certainly do last a lot longer than they...

Chains certainly do last a lot longer than they used to. If nobody is experimenting with alternate gearing, I guess KTM got it right enough to satisfy everyone. In the BMW shaft-drive world it...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-22-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,867
Posted By slartidbartfast
Not if you are using the front brake more and the...

Not if you are using the front brake more and the rear less. Trail braking into corners also puts more wear on the tire due to braking while leaned.

When I first started riding my 1100GS, I...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-22-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 22,674
Posted By slartidbartfast
People get a lot more upset about it in Britain...

People get a lot more upset about it in Britain because, although it happens less, when it does, people are culturally VERY reluctant to pass on the left (equivalent of passing on the right in USA of...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-21-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,188
Posted By slartidbartfast
Just be aware that slime can seal a small leak...

Just be aware that slime can seal a small leak for long enough for it to become worse (due to the puncturing object remaining in the outer tire tearing a bigger hole) and can also complicate...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-21-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By slartidbartfast
Chain questions - Maintenance, longevity

OK folks - what is your chain maintenance regime? Please indicate the context, as in type of riding.

How often have you had to adjust and/or replace?

Just for grins, if you have replaced C&S,...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-20-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,253
Posted By slartidbartfast
Agree with all the suggestions about splitting up...

Agree with all the suggestions about splitting up the group, riding your own ride, etc. That should solve the OP's problem quite simply.

More significant IMO is the notion that someone who has...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-20-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,867
Posted By slartidbartfast
Answer: "It depends!" By leaning in and...

Answer: "It depends!"

By leaning in and keeping the bike more upright should concentrate wear slightly toward the center of the tread. This COULD make for better wear if you were constantly...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By slartidbartfast
Thanks for the information. Why not add this...

Thanks for the information. Why not add this summary to end of the original thread?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By slartidbartfast
Nice, thoughtful approach and neat solution. ...

Nice, thoughtful approach and neat solution.

Question: Were you having a problem which led you to this project?

Suggestion: Now that all coils are powered through the same relay, a failure of...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-19-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 17,920
Posted By slartidbartfast
Winner!

Winner!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By slartidbartfast
So replace the transistor - If you're going to...

So replace the transistor - If you're going to source a new ECU anyway, it's not going to make anything worse. I replaced an obviously cooked capacitor on a circuit board inside a GPS several years...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By slartidbartfast
A few random ideas: Has the bike sat in...

A few random ideas:

Has the bike sat in state of partial disassembly for any length of time? - Dirt dauber wasps or mouse nest or??? in one side of the airbox or exhaust?
Lots of short journeys...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-19-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 22,674
Posted By slartidbartfast
Nice try! Yes we were discussing the "why" of...

Nice try! Yes we were discussing the "why" of LLH, not those other, unrelated viewpoints - any of which we could have endless fun debating alone or intra-contextually
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-18-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 22,674
Posted By slartidbartfast
I'm not reading a technical definition of a...

I'm not reading a technical definition of a "mentality" above. Rather a poorly-constructed, marginally-rational gathering together of a number of typically right-wing social themes. I don't think...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-18-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 22,674
Posted By slartidbartfast
an oft-repeated and on-the-face-of-it reasonable...

an oft-repeated and on-the-face-of-it reasonable argument, except it's not about speeding, it's about safety. LLHs create safety hazards for themselves and others, to the same extent or worse than...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-17-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 180,871
Posted By slartidbartfast
:stupid It's on the internet so it must be true,...

:stupid It's on the internet so it must be true, right? Maybe the authors of that FACEBOOK PAGE (hardly a reputable source of verified facts) simply read one of the other two dodgy news reports...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-17-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 22,674
Posted By slartidbartfast
If, as you suggest, 90% of the time a LLH is NOT...

If, as you suggest, 90% of the time a LLH is NOT driving under the speed of flow, how the heck could they possibly be blocking faster drivers? This makes no sense - unless you are talking about all...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,262
Views: 94,628
Posted By slartidbartfast
Hi Marco The picture you show sems to be of...

Hi Marco

The picture you show sems to be of a solidly engineered, heavy duty, probably high priced solution to the problem of worn needle bearings
If you read back over a sample of the last...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,906
Posted By slartidbartfast
Didn't think of that. ...Another "learning" for...

Didn't think of that. ...Another "learning" for future reference
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,262
Views: 94,628
Posted By slartidbartfast
At 70K miles mine does NOT have a central detent....

At 70K miles mine does NOT have a central detent. I only checked the rear though as I didn't pull the driveshaft all the way out.
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