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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,222
Posted By ttpete
In SE MI, we never got much snow, only about 18"....

In SE MI, we never got much snow, only about 18". But it was cold all of Feb. I'd rather have it cold than being buried in snow. Most of the bad weather passed down around the Ohio river because the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-02-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 111,073
Posted By ttpete
The BMW is an R25 250 cc.

The BMW is an R25 250 cc.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 36,126
Views: 9,405,631
Posted By ttpete
My car tire pressures are on a sticker on the...

My car tire pressures are on a sticker on the door jamb. Easy peasy.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,904
Posted By ttpete
He's engaging in the standard progressive...

He's engaging in the standard progressive response to arguments that they cannot counter, and it's known as character assassination. They deny both history and common sense, and have no respect for...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 68,148
Posted By ttpete
If you're going in the summer, take the northern...

If you're going in the summer, take the northern route. Much more pleasant.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 2,147,997
Posted By ttpete
If that's the worst "injustice" you've been a...

If that's the worst "injustice" you've been a victim of, you're very lucky.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 2,147,997
Posted By ttpete
No, it's a vehicle code violation and is cause to...

No, it's a vehicle code violation and is cause to stop the vehicle. Has nothing to do with the kidnap victim who luckily happened to be there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,873
Posted By ttpete
Fixed.

Fixed.
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9,380
Views: 1,559,002
Posted By ttpete
I know the feeling. Owned a KTM 400 for a while.

I know the feeling. Owned a KTM 400 for a while.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 2,147,997
Posted By ttpete
Around here, the scruffy looking guy who drives a...

Around here, the scruffy looking guy who drives a ratty looking car very carefully, signalling lane changes at 5 under the speed limit is the one to pull over because he's probably either revoked or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,091
Posted By ttpete
That's just plain ignorant. With all of the...

That's just plain ignorant. With all of the junked out jap stuff lying around, there's no reason to destroy something that's a classic.
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,509
Posted By ttpete
I'm betting it's the water pump. Get a rebuilt...

I'm betting it's the water pump. Get a rebuilt early pump and change it out.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,091
Posted By ttpete
I stripped nothing down. No need to. BSA and Velo...

I stripped nothing down. No need to. BSA and Velo produced clubman racers, and a simple change of a few parts on a Norton Atlas (bars, footpegs, tank) was all that was done. I still ride modern bare...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,091
Posted By ttpete
I passed through the "cafe racer" stage thirty...

I passed through the "cafe racer" stage thirty years ago and got it out of my system. The difference was that I did it with original vintage BSA Gold Stars, Velocettes, and Nortons.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,873
Posted By ttpete
Tell that to the wife and kids of the jogger near...

Tell that to the wife and kids of the jogger near me who was attacked and killed by two Cane Corsos a year ago. In my state, there's a leash law statewide, and it's legal to kill a dog that's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,674
Posted By ttpete
I can't think of any production bike that would...

I can't think of any production bike that would work, but maybe a custom built recumbent like the ones Craig Vetter designed might.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,540
Posted By ttpete
The 25 hp one actually did make it. Not many,...

The 25 hp one actually did make it. Not many, though. I've driven one, a 1949 model. Split window, crash box, cable brakes.

The 25 and 36 hp cars could be driven wide open all day. The carburetor...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,540
Posted By ttpete
The W125 had over 600 hp and was built to the 750...

The W125 had over 600 hp and was built to the 750 kg formula.............
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,540
Posted By ttpete
Wow. Rudolf Caracciola must be spinning in his...

Wow. Rudolf Caracciola must be spinning in his grave............:lol3
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By ttpete
If your rear sprocket is about 39T, adding 3T...

If your rear sprocket is about 39T, adding 3T would equal minus 1T on the front.
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,219
Posted By ttpete
We used a Honda CT-110 trail bike. It had a big...

We used a Honda CT-110 trail bike. It had a big carrier that we put a large milk crate on for fuel jugs and such.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 2,147,997
Posted By ttpete
You might be surprised to learn how much money...

You might be surprised to learn how much money panhandlers can make. They probably park their Benz around the corner. :lol3

We don't have them around here. The owners run them off.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,587
Posted By ttpete
Make sure the new earthing brush is the proper...

Make sure the new earthing brush is the proper one. It's harder than the pickup brush, and if you use a pickup brush, it will wear out quickly. And never use an earthing brush in a pickup, it will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 512,187
Posted By ttpete
In MI, walking or running in the street if there...

In MI, walking or running in the street if there is a sidewalk is considered to be jaywalking and is a traffic offense. I was ticketed when I was young and had to appear in juvie court.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,540
Posted By ttpete
I've just been to a seminar on the 2015 S1000RR,...

I've just been to a seminar on the 2015 S1000RR, and it has a bunch of new features, things like clutchless downshifting that automatically blips the throttle, and launch control. You hold the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,540
Posted By ttpete
I believe that they gear the bike tall to help...

I believe that they gear the bike tall to help pass emissions. I went down 1 tooth on the countershaft sprocket and it's a lot nicer, especially in traffic.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,540
Posted By ttpete
At 60 mph, you should have been in 4th, not 6th....

At 60 mph, you should have been in 4th, not 6th. What you did was abusing that bike by lugging it. I'll grant that it's geared a bit tall for the average person, but that's easily fixed with a front...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,199
Posted By ttpete
People who do that should have their thumbs...

People who do that should have their thumbs chopped off.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,199
Posted By ttpete
Didn't matter. Tossing any intact butt on the...

Didn't matter. Tossing any intact butt on the ground was something NOT done on base when I was in the service. The consequences were far worse than the act.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,199
Posted By ttpete
Anyone who's been in the military knows how to...

Anyone who's been in the military knows how to field strip a butt. You knock the fire off and break the filter off and stick it in your pocket. Then tear the paper down the seam and scatter the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,297
Posted By ttpete
The R9T was made as a platform that someone could...

The R9T was made as a platform that someone could use to configure to their wishes. It's what I consider to be a "Standard" with no bodywork. BMW made many Standards in years past, the R75, R80,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 36,126
Views: 9,405,631
Posted By ttpete
You should have kept it up until his GF started...

You should have kept it up until his GF started beating him about the head and shoulders for being an ass..........:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,904
Posted By ttpete
You've made your choice, and I respect that. ...

You've made your choice, and I respect that.

Our forms of government differ in that you have a Parliamentary Democracy and we have a Constitutional Republic. Our governments are structured very...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 2,147,997
Posted By ttpete
Also Jack Miehoff :lol3

Also Jack Miehoff :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 02-02-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16,722
Views: 10,260,062
Posted By ttpete
Has a German license plate if that helps

Has a German license plate if that helps
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By ttpete
Most of these motorcycle systems only run closed...

Most of these motorcycle systems only run closed loop up to about 5000 rpm. That's the maximum rpm that the emissions test schedule uses.

A/F ratio for performance is roughly 13.2. It can vary...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,689
Posted By ttpete
What size tires are on the Ariel? Dunlop makes...

What size tires are on the Ariel? Dunlop makes their old K70 tire in 18 and 19 inch using modern rubber compounds.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-22-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,222
Posted By ttpete
You can get K70s, same tread pattern as original,...

You can get K70s, same tread pattern as original, but modern rubber compounds. I have them on my '67 and they are OK.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-20-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,428
Posted By ttpete
The factory calls this a KRTT because it has road...

The factory calls this a KRTT because it has road race equipment.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 68,148
Posted By ttpete
I put together a test box that has two small...

I put together a test box that has two small analog panel meters in it, one is 0-24 volts, the other 0-25 amps. They're connected to banana jacks, and I have clip leads made up. It's real handy for...
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