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Forum: Beasts Today, 11:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,813
Posted By PeterW
Fine bikes, if you keep them clean and dry :lol3 ...

Fine bikes, if you keep them clean and dry :lol3

Pete
Forum: Parallel Universe Today, 04:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By PeterW
In that case, I'd do the washer thing to get me...

In that case, I'd do the washer thing to get me home.

I still pull that trick, but 4mm is a LOT, 1mm is usually enough to substantially improve bite powering out of corners.


Pete
Forum: Racing Today, 04:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By PeterW
Proof is in the winning, or not. Pete

Proof is in the winning, or not.

Pete
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 04:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By PeterW
On the other hand, Spiral wrap is far and away...

On the other hand, Spiral wrap is far and away the easiest and it's thicker than most of the tapes.

Pete
Forum: Australia 09-17-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 874
Posted By PeterW
IF you live in one of the hotter parts of OZ...

IF you live in one of the hotter parts of OZ 20W50 may not be a bad idea summer.

There's a temperature chart in the user manual.

Otherwise, the things are really forgiving as long as it's not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By PeterW
Find a not too feral hill and spend a weekend...

Find a not too feral hill and spend a weekend going up and down it.

Practice the off-the-wall techniques like zig-zagging up and down as well as the straight out blast up.


Pete
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By PeterW
Personally I'd put a banjo bleeder on that sucker...

Personally I'd put a banjo bleeder on that sucker and call it good ?.

Pete
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,636
Posted By PeterW
Paper towels for the 'I'm not going to be able to...

Paper towels for the 'I'm not going to be able to use it twice' ones. Kitchen wipes, the ones that come in long rolls for anything multi-use.

Pete
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 33,086
Views: 8,065,365
Posted By PeterW
Not covering the rear brake ? Pete

Not covering the rear brake ?

Pete
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,350
Posted By PeterW
One of the Chinese/eBay temperature controlled...

One of the Chinese/eBay temperature controlled soldering stations.

Go for around 60W. They work extremely well, and if in five years you've used all the tips they came with and can't get spares,...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,329
Posted By PeterW
The VStrom 650 doesn't have TC. Not as big a...

The VStrom 650 doesn't have TC.

Not as big a win as ABS, not saying I wouldn't like TC on the 650, there are a few slime covered river crossings where it'd have been a win , and a lot drier and...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,823
Posted By PeterW
To 'solve' the caliper issue you need to pull the...

To 'solve' the caliper issue you need to pull the pads out and have a look at how they are put together.

There's a locating pin sure, but basically the pads can swing back and forwards 5mm or so....
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,047
Posted By PeterW
The XC is quite slow on road. As in - slower than...

The XC is quite slow on road. As in - slower than my DL 650 when there are bends, quite a bit better off road admitted, but since it's mainly road I'd go for the tubeless tyres and hopefully better...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,981
Posted By PeterW
Riding dirt roads around here, speeds are kept...

Riding dirt roads around here, speeds are kept sane by a desire to stay alive. With decent suspension, sitting works just fine at those speeds. That's another option - doesn't work on single-track...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 45,359
Posted By PeterW
Sorry, bzzt, wrong. And that could be the cause...

Sorry, bzzt, wrong. And that could be the cause of some of the argument, but I think that's more likely some people here are just thick :evil

ABS on my bike detects relative wheel rotation, if one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 45,359
Posted By PeterW
Sorry, the ABS on my bike works. Maybe you have a...

Sorry, the ABS on my bike works. Maybe you have a certain German made bike with sucky ABS, but on the bike I have that trick works, tested several times. You have to hit the brake HARD, not mess...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,602
Posted By PeterW
I sold a scuffed DL 650 with 120,000k's on it ?. ...

I sold a scuffed DL 650 with 120,000k's on it ?.

I believe it's still running. Admitted, I didn't ask much for it and I sold it to someone I knew. He got a better bike than the one he'd crashed...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By PeterW
If you actually plan to ride off road then the...

If you actually plan to ride off road then the tradeoffs are usually about right.

The only reason I'd screw with most of the adv bikes, at least early in ownership would be something like
"
I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 45,359
Posted By PeterW
You aren't wrong but, the same trick works with...

You aren't wrong but, the same trick works with ABS and it's safer with ABS.

In really shitty conditions I hit the front brake very hard, it digs in, the ABS cuts in, I back off and repeat. The...
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,621
Posted By PeterW
If you actually want an "Adventure" bike, i.e....

If you actually want an "Adventure" bike, i.e. dirt roads are in your future, stick to the smaller less expensive bikes to start and possibly second hand.

Sliding a 20k+ bike down a gravel road is...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,558
Posted By PeterW
Dynaplug http://www.motopumps.com/ I have to...

Dynaplug http://www.motopumps.com/

I have to say, mine has been a lot like a deer whistle - havn't had a puncture since I brought one.

That's probably the most compact you'll find.

Pete
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,600
Posted By PeterW
I can recommend the rainy day with bike racing on...

I can recommend the rainy day with bike racing on (somewhere else). Check to find what bikes are actually selling for so you have some idea of the going price as well.

And just a comment, some...
Forum: Racing 08-29-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 42,256
Posted By PeterW
Under less trying circumstances I've found a...

Under less trying circumstances I've found a layer of gel between the foam and seat pan to be life saving. That at least saves you from that "Oh no my arse is going to wear through the subframe"...
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,643
Posted By PeterW
2006 and 2012 The 2012 is better sorted,...

2006 and 2012

The 2012 is better sorted, it's better balanced, has a bit more torque and runs better at low rpm's.

It's a better bike, but it's not many thousands of $$$ better.

Pete
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By PeterW
Mostly yes. They are designed so that you don't...

Mostly yes. They are designed so that you don't die instantly when your brain turns to jelly from the deceleration G forces. Anything else is a bonus.

Pete
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,326
Posted By PeterW
IF it's Nicasil coated, don't hone it. It needs a...

IF it's Nicasil coated, don't hone it. It needs a special magic thing, I hear those green kitchen scourers work fine but never tried it.

IF it needs boring, it'll need to be recoated after and...
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By PeterW
Take it in to a specialist radiator repair place....

Take it in to a specialist radiator repair place. With luck they can recore it and repaint it.

Anything you do yourself is likely to shorten it's life.

Pete
Forum: Australia 08-27-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 42,665
Posted By PeterW
Tough SOB. I can manage 12 hours and a bit more...

Tough SOB. I can manage 12 hours and a bit more with only stops for fuel and quick snacks, the "and a bit" is getting hairy already.

Seriously impressed.

Pete
Forum: Australia 08-26-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By PeterW
Tyres generally not a problem, some you can run...

Tyres generally not a problem, some you can run at zero PSI to limp home. Rims on the big bikes, well, that's a problem.

About 28PSI is about as low as I'll go on a DL650 and an 1100gs weighs more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,088
Posted By PeterW
You did O.K., and just a comment, what saved your...

You did O.K., and just a comment, what saved your arse with the dog was NOT being on the front brake when you hit it.

Hard on the front brakes at impact the front dives and the bike tends to...
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 42,628
Posted By PeterW
Soles are good, mine have lasted about three...

Soles are good, mine have lasted about three years. I've worn through the stitching on the inside of the ankles and had that patched, but the soles, not an issue. I have metal footpegs as well, not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,010
Posted By PeterW
You've got it wrong. This is simple economics -...

You've got it wrong. This is simple economics - you are costing OTHER PEOPLE MONEY - so you reduce the risks.

I agree with the 'slippery slope' but - driving cars isn't totally safe either, again...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 688,853
Posted By PeterW
Check out stromtrooper.com, it's a common...

Check out stromtrooper.com, it's a common problem. Basically, you pull it apart, clean it up, maybe replace the O-ring, refill with mineral oil. It's a totally separate assembly from the shock...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 45,359
Posted By PeterW
The DL 650/Gladius and Honda NC's are NOT...

The DL 650/Gladius and Honda NC's are NOT expensive bikes and are used as commuters.


Pete
Forum: Racing 08-19-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,112
Posted By PeterW
I'd be happy to finish fourth after doing that....

I'd be happy to finish fourth after doing that. Actually, I'd be happy to just make the save ....

Pete
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,037
Posted By PeterW
Just commenting, I wear glasses already but have...

Just commenting, I wear glasses already but have NO stereo vision and hence no depth perception. I don't (often) screw up entering corners too fast.

And I'm notoriously cautious passing as well...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-18-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 52,064
Posted By PeterW
Also, under most conditions, the DL doesn't...

Also, under most conditions, the DL doesn't desperately need the oil cooler. I wouldn't advise throwing it away and bypassing it, but relocating it somewhere with a bit less airflow is unlikely to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-16-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 52,064
Posted By PeterW
Should be a brilliant bike. And if you get bored,...

Should be a brilliant bike. And if you get bored, keep an eye out for a late model DL or Gladius motor. A bit more torque and a bit less weight (no oil cooler).

Brilliant idea, a very nice...
Forum: The Garage 08-16-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,573
Posted By PeterW
And a tip. Stainless steel scourers do mostly...

And a tip. Stainless steel scourers do mostly work, but putting a layer of fibreglass matting on the outside of the steel wool will lower the pipe temps to 'sane' again. Best of both worlds really.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,813
Posted By PeterW
That's exactly why most wet clutch bikes specify...

That's exactly why most wet clutch bikes specify changing the oil filter every second service ~12,000k's for most.

Around 100,000k's is typical clutch life, that's not a lot of material/oil change...
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