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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19,082
Views: 2,124,933
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Has the frame been breaking there? Is it a...

Has the frame been breaking there? Is it a competition-only mod?

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-26-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4,936
Views: 457,232
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Damnit Chris, you're really making me feel like I...

Damnit Chris, you're really making me feel like I never go anywhere cool. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,706
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Aaah, the joys of a Speed Nipple. My former...

Aaah, the joys of a Speed Nipple.

My former editor had one, I loved borrowing it (ironically, in trade for the above-mentioned boring V-Strom when he needed to go long distances). Not exactly a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,706
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Here's a thought. A slightly...

Here's a thought.




A slightly twisted thought, but still....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,706
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I have the same relationship with my '03 V-Strom...

I have the same relationship with my '03 V-Strom 1k which I bought a couple years ago with 17k on the clock, and it now has 38k.... I actually use it. I bought it for long rides with luggage -- my...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19,082
Views: 2,124,933
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I think you'll find bar risers an equally...

I think you'll find bar risers an equally satisfactory solution, especially if you like the bend of your current bars. With the price of fat bars these days, less expensive risers are about the same...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-16-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 91,980
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I gotta say, Jerry. Nice work. And, you're...

I gotta say, Jerry. Nice work.

And, you're really making me feel like a slacker. :D
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 40,108
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Most excellent. Hamgeen sain, bayaarta.

Most excellent. Hamgeen sain, bayaarta.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-13-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 91,980
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Or, if you're lacking friends, just let the word...

Or, if you're lacking friends, just let the word out in the local MC community that you own a Coats manual tire changer.
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19,082
Views: 2,124,933
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I don't know the oiling system of the 690 at all,...

I don't know the oiling system of the 690 at all, but bushings like to have lots of oil. If there is pressurized oil going to the rocker bearings, the yes, that would work.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-09-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 117,645
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I'm hoping to get there before the food runs out...

I'm hoping to get there before the food runs out this time. :)
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 19,082
Views: 2,124,933
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Red -- good to see you're back under the Orange...

Red -- good to see you're back under the Orange Tent.

I'm still enjoying the '08 you sold me, although I'm having a fuel pump issue with it at the moment.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-06-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4,936
Views: 457,232
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Hey, my 690 sounds awesome... ...

Hey, my 690 sounds awesome...





... when it runs.

:deal
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 40,108
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Yet another great installation on the RR. ...

Yet another great installation on the RR.

You're right: Mongols are superstitious about cats. I didn't have quite good enough grasp of the language to understand if they believe they're bad luck,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 40,108
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Hey, what a coincidence. When you get up to...

Hey, what a coincidence. When you get up to speed with the leather, I'll need a leatherworker to make knife sheaths.
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 40,108
Posted By Roadracer_Al
At the time, I threatened to have some deerstone...

At the time, I threatened to have some deerstone art tattooed on my arm.

I can imagine a LOT of worse designs.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-29-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 23,422
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Brilliant! Very nicely finished.

Brilliant!

Very nicely finished.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-26-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 91,980
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Having taught Total Control Advanced Riding...

Having taught Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic for going on 15 year, I've seen a number of bikes lying on their side, with the owner wondering how they arrived in that position. :evil
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19,082
Views: 2,124,933
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Thanks! That's an interesting approach.

Thanks! That's an interesting approach.
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 40,108
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Yeah, I'm 185cm and at the time, 113kg, and I got...

Yeah, I'm 185cm and at the time, 113kg, and I got asked probably twice a month. Usually in a public place. By a drunk.
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 40,108
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Aaah, the Eagle Dance for the victor. You're a...

Aaah, the Eagle Dance for the victor. You're a bigish lad, did anyone invite you to wrestle?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2,944
Views: 802,617
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Hey, I think that was my accountant.

Hey, I think that was my accountant.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-19-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 91,980
Posted By Roadracer_Al
For hose fittings, I have become increasingly...

For hose fittings, I have become increasingly partial to Oitiker clamps. If nothing else, for the super-clean aesthetics.

It's true: they aren't serviceable or reusable. So I'd put them on stuff...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2,944
Views: 802,617
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I think the HD dude has some undisclosed history...

I think the HD dude has some undisclosed history of drag racing. His starts were pretty crisp.

I had a friend who was an occasional hobby-level drag racer. His observation is that in 1/8 mile...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 40,108
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Those ARE good looking dels! Just before we...

Those ARE good looking dels!

Just before we came home in July, I got a khantaz (a short jacket with buttons, not a sash) in burnt orange, and lined with shearling. I REALLY should have bought it...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-14-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,667
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I gotta watch this space. I, too, enjoy...

I gotta watch this space.

I, too, enjoy bikes that scare the crap out of me. (said the Aprilia SXV 550 owner)

a
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2,944
Views: 802,617
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Thump nailed it!

Thump nailed it!
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19,082
Views: 2,124,933
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I hate to be a pessimist, but you have found *A*...

I hate to be a pessimist, but you have found *A* problem with your wiring harness.

I'd recommend that you inspect ALL of the harness for problems before reinstalling it.

I agree - do the major...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,944
Views: 802,617
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I vaguely remember some piece of media with a...

I vaguely remember some piece of media with a similar premise -- a bike, a hot street car (NSX? 300z?) and an F1 car. Late 80s, early '90s maybe?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-12-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 91,980
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Nice adaptor!! In addition to a...

Nice adaptor!!



In addition to a penchant for interesting motor swaps, apparently we have similar tastes in cars -- I owned a '68 Triumph Spitfire for about 5 years.

Ironically, it was...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 40,108
Posted By Roadracer_Al
That's cool that the "formula" is still holding...

That's cool that the "formula" is still holding true. I've been a MG cheerleader since visiting, and have often told people that if they budget an equal amount to the plane ticket, they could stay...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-10-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 117,645
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Need company?

Need company?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-10-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 91,980
Posted By Roadracer_Al
This is the part where I always fall down on the...

This is the part where I always fall down on the job. Me and electrickery, well, we aren't close, we're barely on speaking terms. :rofl

Seriously, any sort of hint/tip/philosophy you'd like to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 40,108
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Great pictures, great descriptions. I'm...

Great pictures, great descriptions. I'm literally getting a weird almost homesick feeling following along with your adventure.

Sorry I missed you at the ADV GTG @ Lanesplitters -- I couldn't...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 40,108
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Here in the US, all our dairy is pasteurized. ...

Here in the US, all our dairy is pasteurized. Even our "full fat" milk tastes much less rich than milk straight out of a cow.
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19,082
Views: 2,124,933
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Speaking of tires, just on a lark, and mostly...

Speaking of tires, just on a lark, and mostly because I have an East Coast upbringing (i.e. mud), I installed a Terra Flex in the 510/18 size. I was doing a dual-sport ride in the Sierras. Put a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 40,108
Posted By Roadracer_Al
So true. And such a shame because it's such an...

So true. And such a shame because it's such an amazing country.

They'd just introduced plastic bags into the economy a few years prior to our visit. The damn bags, they'd blow around and get...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-06-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 117,645
Posted By Roadracer_Al
I'm with LarryBoy regarding the bona fides of...

I'm with LarryBoy regarding the bona fides of Lanesplitter pie. :deal However their pie is better than no pie.

I'll see if I can drag RacerWife out.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-05-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 91,980
Posted By Roadracer_Al
+1

+1
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-04-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 91,980
Posted By Roadracer_Al
Yep... painted bearing cups are a drag. If...

Yep... painted bearing cups are a drag.

If you're posting pix in "real time", you're really hauling ass on this project!

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