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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,837
Posted By Neil E.
We are all getting older. Had your eyes checked...

We are all getting older. Had your eyes checked lately? It might be time for glasses or a new prescription. The wife might have better vision enabling her to notice the details correctly.

Enough...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 16,294
Posted By Neil E.
Maybe the passenger door was open, reducing the...

Maybe the passenger door was open, reducing the rider's options. I consider the car driver's stupid action to be the cause of the crash. Events like this play out in seconds; riders have to be 100%...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 16,294
Posted By Neil E.
^This. The rider was not very capable. With...

^This.

The rider was not very capable. With the car located as shown in the photograph, a good rider should have been able to get past the car while remaing in the same lane. It is possible he...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By Neil E.
Worth a look: ...

Worth a look:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=273230 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=273230)
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,970
Posted By Neil E.
Might not apply to your bike, but when my...

Might not apply to your bike, but when my ignition pickup was weak (04 KTM 450), the bike would not start using the electric starter. No problem starting using the kick starter (the kick starter...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-05-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,714
Posted By Neil E.
If the carb looks to match up in all the other...

If the carb looks to match up in all the other aspects, you could leave the air entry alone. Clip the rear section on and run a hose into the frame. Put a universal filter of some sort on the hose...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-05-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By Neil E.
Pull the flywheel cover too, with the plug out...

Pull the flywheel cover too, with the plug out you should be able to turn the engine forward or backward using the flywheel. This might help when you watch the gearing on the other side. If something...
Forum: The Garage 11-27-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By Neil E.
The diagram for the filament bulb is fine. It's a...

The diagram for the filament bulb is fine. It's a "mostly accurate" representation of two relays. When the flasher relay operates, the related running light contact opens. The important point is that...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,840
Posted By Neil E.
Just to give the OP another take on repairs. Have...

Just to give the OP another take on repairs. Have a look at this site: http://www.avkfasteners.com/products.AK.php#threadsizes (http://www.avkfasteners.com/products.AK.php#threadsizes)
Note that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,737
Posted By Neil E.
Splitting hairs, maybe we should call it "engine...

Splitting hairs, maybe we should call it "engine retarding force". The 6.5TD did not have a compression release brake, an exhaust brake, a variable vane turbo, a particulte filter or an EGR system....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,737
Posted By Neil E.
Not true. My previous vehicle (GMC 6.5TD) had...

Not true. My previous vehicle (GMC 6.5TD) had very good engine braking. Superb drivability unlike the POS F250 gas 5.4 I have now (both with sticks).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,737
Posted By Neil E.
Fuel injection sytems on cars are programmed all...

Fuel injection sytems on cars are programmed all wrong if you are used to older vehicles. Older vehicles with carburetors generally had very good engine braking. The current systems are designed to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,093
Posted By Neil E.
Dirt skills are valuable skills. How are you ever...

Dirt skills are valuable skills. How are you ever going to find out what you can safely do when poor traction situations arise?

A good video about riding offroad when you're older. Maybe you...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-21-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,371
Posted By Neil E.
First and fastest 100cc twin. One of the...

First and fastest 100cc twin.

One of the guys had this exact bike when I was in high school in the sixties. He was well over 6ft tall and basically sat at the rear of the seat. He flogged the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-12-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 111,493
Posted By Neil E.
Somewhere in this thread is a mention of adding a...

Somewhere in this thread is a mention of adding a 2.2K ohm resistor in series with your signal source. I use the low voltage coil terminal as my source and adding the resistor was a definite...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-06-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,186
Posted By Neil E.
Wow, nicely done. What's going on for a silencer?

Wow, nicely done. What's going on for a silencer?
Forum: 2 smokers 06-05-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,073
Posted By Neil E.
I had a Husaberg and wanted to do a 2T...

I had a Husaberg and wanted to do a 2T conversion. I looked at everything from ultralight motors to rotary engines for go-karts. The tough part was how to marry anything to the Husaberg gearbox to...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-04-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,073
Posted By Neil E.
Let me guess ........ Husaberg frame? ...

Let me guess ........ Husaberg frame?

Consider the exhaust port location (height/angle) so you are sure the exhaust will clear the frame.
Forum: 2 smokers 05-04-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 44,706
Posted By Neil E.
This thread brings back memories. I bought a used...

This thread brings back memories. I bought a used 68 Bultaco Matador in 1970 for $390.00 (it was completely stock). One of the best bikes I've ever owned. Rode it for 7 years, sold it to my brother....
Forum: 2 smokers 05-04-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,420
Posted By Neil E.
It is common to have some air in the fuel line....

It is common to have some air in the fuel line. Depends on the curvature of the line. On a horizontal run, an air bubble can stay trapped, but it should be a bubble not a completely empty line. If...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-01-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,088
Posted By Neil E.
Very nice CZ, got any details on this project?

Very nice CZ, got any details on this project?
Forum: 2 smokers 04-26-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,690
Posted By Neil E.
Beautiful bike! I lusted over these in high...

Beautiful bike! I lusted over these in high school. The steering damper and those white grips are pure classic Yamaha.

"equally at home on paved highways or rugged cross-country trails"
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 45,772
Posted By Neil E.
Just as good the second (or third) time around....

Just as good the second (or third) time around. Superb writing.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-10-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 111,493
Posted By Neil E.
It's not described in the manual, but you can...

It's not described in the manual, but you can choose Tach OR Tach/2.
Use Tach for a standard four stroke (spark every other revolution).
Use Tach/2 for a "wasted spark" four stroke or two stroke...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,356
Posted By Neil E.
The price changes so frequently here that most...

The price changes so frequently here that most stations have digital signs. If they had the old slide in type signs, the poor guy doing the numbers would hardly get off the ladder.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,356
Posted By Neil E.
$1.40 per litre here and rising daily it seems....

$1.40 per litre here and rising daily it seems. Converts to $5.30 per US gallon. Would be $6.36 per Imperial gallon for us if we weren't on the metric system.

There is lots of oil in the world,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-27-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 111,493
Posted By Neil E.
What value of resistor did you use? I wonder if...

What value of resistor did you use? I wonder if the signal filtering time in the Voyager is correct.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-27-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 111,493
Posted By Neil E.
I have no trouble at all with RideLeader. It is...

I have no trouble at all with RideLeader. It is very rudimentary and somewhat clumsy. It takes a bit of right clicking to find some of the features. RideLeader displays OK in editor mode and map...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-26-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 111,493
Posted By Neil E.
I didn't use the stock mount. I bought their...

I didn't use the stock mount. I bought their accessory mount, but only scavenged the rubber grommets from it. I found it was better to make all my own hardware. I have free access to the machine shop...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-26-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 111,493
Posted By Neil E.
I've used the Voyager for most of this riding...

I've used the Voyager for most of this riding season. I don't use waypoints at all for the reasons listed in post #168. It does a great job of logging temperature and altitude, but displaying RPM is...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-21-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 111,493
Posted By Neil E.
So has anyone become an expert on the Voyager?...

So has anyone become an expert on the Voyager? Garridan didn't have any suggestions when I asked him via email.

I have a unit and bought it knowing it's limitations as a GPS. As a track display...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-26-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 111,493
Posted By Neil E.
The unit does not have a base map. It's up to the...

The unit does not have a base map. It's up to the user to add whatever GPS data they want in the unit. You can record your tracks to create your own data.
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 121,800
Posted By Neil E.
Those are perfect roads for your blistering...

Those are perfect roads for your blistering 45mph.

A short hop on the Interstate is better than a huge detour; after all you've got those modern 4-ways so everyone knows to brake hard. Most folks...
Forum: Vendors 01-13-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,859
Posted By Neil E.
This should save a lot of work for everyone....

This should save a lot of work for everyone. Sounds like what I was about make myself. Can't wait to see how compact it is. Can you post a sneak peak pic? I'd rather buy it than make it, so you're...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,165
Posted By Neil E.
I helps a lot. I don't think the single LED style...

I helps a lot. I don't think the single LED style denali/vision x types will be the answer when used as the only lighting. A flood plus spot may be the only way to obtain a useful pattern with some...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,165
Posted By Neil E.
From the Clearwater site in the Glenda...

From the Clearwater site in the Glenda description:

They are a combination of a fog and visibility light meant to make you more conspicuous.

Based on this statement I have doubts about the...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,165
Posted By Neil E.
Frtzl, the low beam on your F650GS is an order of...

Frtzl, the low beam on your F650GS is an order of magnitude better than the usual dirtbike headlight. It sounds like the Vision X are doing a great job of enhancing your stock lighting.

Without...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,165
Posted By Neil E.
Power availability should be OK. 2011 Gasgas 2T...

Power availability should be OK. 2011 Gasgas 2T with Estart. I would use some sort of PWM dimmer anyway and can reduce the consumption that way. I will mount a switch to easily change from full...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,165
Posted By Neil E.
First I've heard of Clearwater. That's a nice...

First I've heard of Clearwater. That's a nice product. The Krista is great with it's HI/LO setup, but it's overkill for a dirtbike. Larger than I need. At least they have a good night shot of the...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,165
Posted By Neil E.
I was going to put it in Equipment, but all the...

I was going to put it in Equipment, but all the LED lighting posts were in Vendors. No problem.
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