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Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 107,827
Posted By aprilian
enough to be closer to the middle of the...

enough to be closer to the middle of the adjusters and not pogoing back up on a hard stop
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 107,827
Posted By aprilian
See post 729 in this thread - but I am using it...

See post 729 in this thread - but I am using it on street. Stock springs
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5,589
Views: 699,005
Posted By aprilian
..and why some shop manuals start EVERY...

..and why some shop manuals start EVERY proceedure with "Disconnect the positive lead..."
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 876
Views: 145,605
Posted By aprilian
Might be shopping

Does anyone know of a used (or close-out '14) S1000r with both option packages in the blue color? I could live with the white too. I saw a used blue one listed in FL where the owner didn't even...
Forum: Face plant 12-10-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 62,311
Posted By aprilian
Great thread - it is a subject I am deeply...

Great thread - it is a subject I am deeply interested in as I have set a goal to still be riding the track at age 70. I am interested in what people have found kept them in the game and what has...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 276,174
Posted By aprilian
Based on the lukewarm reception of the mid-sized...

Based on the lukewarm reception of the mid-sized BMW tourer, I doubt any manufacturer are going to see a reaon to make mid-sized bagger.
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,608
Posted By aprilian
Stock seat rebuilt by...

Stock seat rebuilt by http://www.rickmayercycle.com/
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,608
Posted By aprilian
My all day comfort - now only limited by gas tank...

My all day comfort - now only limited by gas tank size.
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad241/aprilian/IMG_0022.jpg (http://s940.photobucket.com/user/aprilian/media/IMG_0022.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-30-2014, 08:14 PM
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Views: 2,502,036
Posted By aprilian
That reminds me of this one I saw in Chicago ...

That reminds me of this one I saw in Chicago
http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad241/aprilian/Image4_zpse2a2b970.jpg (http://s940.photobucket.com/user/aprilian/media/Image4_zpse2a2b970.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,608
Posted By aprilian
Based on it being manufactued in Italy and the...

Based on it being manufactued in Italy and the simple two wire ignition switch already melting, I don't think we can say there is enough capacity buit in to asume a safety margin.
I agree with the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 1,433,271
Posted By aprilian
Did you ask for pictures before you went? No...

Did you ask for pictures before you went? No pics in CL is always a bad sign. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 1,433,271
Posted By aprilian
DO NOT USE that type of rubber damper if you are...

DO NOT USE that type of rubber damper if you are riding off road. It will grab rocks and hold them in place unitl the rock gets ground down or the case :eek1.

I had a 1,000 mile case...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 35,662
Views: 9,025,260
Posted By aprilian
her body and her stuff?:evil

her body and her stuff?:evil
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 357,627
Posted By aprilian
Nice idea, but seems a bit more complicated than...

Nice idea, but seems a bit more complicated than needed. you could just lock two nuts against each other and clamp them in the vice.

I do it with a die and then snug a similar size nut up to the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 52,575
Posted By aprilian
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 142,987
Posted By aprilian
search for my post on the cheap Aprilia ignition...

search for my post on the cheap Aprilia ignition from a scooter (sourced from AF1). It is a part you can mod to work with your original key. I think I payed $40 with shipping, then add just a wee...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 52,575
Posted By aprilian
But with the stock saddle, you probably didn't...

But with the stock saddle, you probably didn't want to go any longer between getting off the bike :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 276,174
Posted By aprilian
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 35,662
Views: 9,025,260
Posted By aprilian
"I wish the pictures - and my bike - would come...

"I wish the pictures - and my bike - would come back!"
http://i31.tinypic.com/suues6.jpg
Forum: The Garage 08-15-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 357,627
Posted By aprilian
You know those compressed air dust off cans -...

You know those compressed air dust off cans - they come with a straw just the same dimension as the can you are trying to fill. Far less mess!
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 47,588
Posted By aprilian
I have no first hand experience, but reading cold...

I have no first hand experience, but reading cold incorrectly on either should richen the mixture. Cold intake air or cold engine both require richer mixture.

Your symptoms may indicate wiring...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 47,588
Posted By aprilian
If you are going rich, it could be your temp...

If you are going rich, it could be your temp sensor is bad and tricking the ECU into thinking you need more fuel.

I doubt the injector would change that significantly that quickly during...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,608
Posted By aprilian
I have a set of the rubber inserts (BMW...

I have a set of the rubber inserts (BMW accessory) that I used on the xmoto. Aren't footpegs the same between the two versions? It did reduce vibration nicely, but in the rain I found them too...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 35,662
Views: 9,025,260
Posted By aprilian
Wow, that Daytona is so lowered that it has less...

Wow, that Daytona is so lowered that it has less travel than most cruisers:huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 35,662
Views: 9,025,260
Posted By aprilian
I think he has been "Pear Shaped" :evil for more...

I think he has been "Pear Shaped" :evil for more than 15 milliseconds - and he still looks like he is having fun.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-07-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7,360
Views: 2,502,036
Posted By aprilian
Finally!!! the answer to the riddle, "Why did the...

Finally!!! the answer to the riddle, "Why did the chicken cross the road?"
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 107,827
Posted By aprilian
I love it, just got around to testing it (good...

I love it, just got around to testing it (good that I have two bikes :rofl ) I should mention that this is an Xmoto and I am setting it for street and track use.

Definitely not to the quality of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,608
Posted By aprilian
For those of you with the 18AH (roughly) Lithium...

For those of you with the 18AH (roughly) Lithium battery upgrade, does your bike starter spin over faster?
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,608
Posted By aprilian
It's Alive! My conclusions are; 1)...

It's Alive!

My conclusions are;
1) decompression lever was ground down too far causing excess cylinder pressure which slowed the starter motor. It finally kicked off when the starter motor...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,608
Posted By aprilian
That didn't solve the issue. I posted a poorly...

That didn't solve the issue. I posted a poorly worded confirmation - but the rotating one revolution eliminates the problem being isolated only to the pickup being one revolution off.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,608
Posted By aprilian
I am getting spark since I get occasional...

I am getting spark since I get occasional backfire out the TB when attempting to start.
Yes the crank sensor gives a "pulse" at least once per revolution and there is no similar sensor on the cam. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,608
Posted By aprilian
you...

you rang?http://www.addamsfamily.com/addams/lurch1.jpg


Spent a week getting ready for 2 days at the track and haven't got the X motor running since I wanted to concentrate on the track bike.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,608
Posted By aprilian
Negatory. Also tried disconnecting the PCV. ...

Negatory. Also tried disconnecting the PCV. Next attempt will be to remove the newly cleaned injector and try another, a lot of gas was in the cylinders by the smell of them when I hand rotated...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,608
Posted By aprilian
Yes it is my new camshaft which is a regrind, so...

Yes it is my new camshaft which is a regrind, so duration increases and therefore overlap too. I have measured it against the stocker many times and while there may be eventual poor runing caused by...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,608
Posted By aprilian
Excellent info, thanks! I could try swapping the...

Excellent info, thanks! I could try swapping the cam alignment to the other TDC, but it still is a mystery how the engine knows which crank revolution it is on (fire vs not fire). Bueller?
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,608
Posted By aprilian
Absolutely not the case - the exhaust cam has the...

Absolutely not the case - the exhaust cam has the decompression lever and it has always been in the front by the exhaust pipe.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,608
Posted By aprilian
I'm getting spark since I can shoot a flame out...

I'm getting spark since I can shoot a flame out the throttle body :huh. how do you use a timing light on an engine that is not running? Even if it were running, on this engine where are the marks...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,181,780
Posted By aprilian
"Isaydingdong" is an Ebay seller in UK who does...

"Isaydingdong" is an Ebay seller in UK who does custom and old fashioned stickers and I have high success with using them to custom some things I can't find.

they have a cool roadrunner in your...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,154,608
Posted By aprilian
Ah, so 2nd TDC is when the valves are open. No I...

Ah, so 2nd TDC is when the valves are open. No I did not remove with valves open. Your answer helps some butcan you also explain how the engine knows which cycle to fire the plug since I think the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,181,780
Posted By aprilian
Gulf stickers? ...

Gulf stickers?
http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2012/08/20/gt40-gulfmirage-racing-car-brings-record-11-million-at-rms-monterey-sale/
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