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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2,359
Views: 326,329
Posted By slartidbartfast
If it takes 3 or 4 attempts to explain why your...

If it takes 3 or 4 attempts to explain why your commuting experience was worth sharing, it probably wasn't. NBD telling it once but responding to CatWinkle baiting you was just plain dumb.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25,155
Views: 2,998,229
Posted By slartidbartfast
Yes, done it and yes the case saver needs...

Yes, done it and yes the case saver needs grinding. Note that early models need the case saver griding to fit a 15T sprocket. Later 'S' models came with 15T and with a different case saver which is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 25,155
Views: 2,998,229
Posted By slartidbartfast
Sweet! My stock shock bottoms out crossing a...

Sweet!

My stock shock bottoms out crossing a ditch. No way could I contemplate making jumps.

Might one enquire what that set you back?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,352
Posted By slartidbartfast
Have you actually experienced this or heard it...

Have you actually experienced this or heard it from a friend who heard about it on the internet? I keep hearing this but don't see how it's possible. There is an O-ring in-between the two halves.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 17,280
Posted By slartidbartfast
If you have heard pinging, you know what it...

If you have heard pinging, you know what it sounds like (sorry I can't be more helpful). If your mechanic knows what he is talking about - unfortunateely some don't - then it IS pinging.

IMO,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,352
Posted By slartidbartfast
Can't picture the caliper right now but if you...

Can't picture the caliper right now but if you say the pads slide on these bolts, I believe you. I thought it was just the one locking pin.

If there are only two bolts in need of replacement, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 17,280
Posted By slartidbartfast
That sure sounds like pinging to me. You are...

That sure sounds like pinging to me. You are wasting your time and money worrying about timing chains, etc., unless there is something very strange going on inside your engine.

Accelerating hard...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,352
Posted By slartidbartfast
The four bolts you are describing hold the two...

The four bolts you are describing hold the two halves of the caliper together. Why would you want to mess with them at all (let alone replace them) if you are not splitting the caliper? I'm confused.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2,359
Views: 326,329
Posted By slartidbartfast
Me, when that product is a motorcycle. What...

Me, when that product is a motorcycle. What makes you think you can generalize from motorcycles to guns? Idiot!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 17,280
Posted By slartidbartfast
Your description of "marble in a can" and hearing...

Your description of "marble in a can" and hearing the noise above 3000 rpm does not sound like a tensioner issue or throttle body noise.

You will not have any "detonation" or pinging unless the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25,155
Views: 2,998,229
Posted By slartidbartfast
Check the battery first. I had the same symptoms...

Check the battery first. I had the same symptoms both times mine died - One time it was fine when I left home and utterly dead 5 min later after I stopped for fuel. I wasted an hour or two chasing...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,830
Posted By slartidbartfast
This is going to be good! :lurk

This is going to be good!
:lurk
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-19-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3,513
Views: 1,483,686
Posted By slartidbartfast
Absolutely awesome! You have a great dad - and...

Absolutely awesome! You have a great dad - and you are a great daughter - You could have insisted on joining a beach trip with your friends, instead you are doing something you will both remember...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 25,155
Views: 2,998,229
Posted By slartidbartfast
Leave it alone. It is so thin, you probably...

Leave it alone. It is so thin, you probably can't use an EZ-out anyway. You can turn the engine over with it in a high gear, using the rear wheel.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 368,998
Posted By slartidbartfast
If the transmission has survived this long,...

If the transmission has survived this long, either it's been fixed or it's a good one. Sure it COULD still fail but if it's not showing bad symptoms now, you're equally likely to get another 95K out...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,611
Posted By slartidbartfast
Limitations on cooling, especially around the...

Limitations on cooling, especially around the exhaust ports are typically limiting factors for big-bore air cooled engines. In the case of BMW boxers, the most significant limiting factor is...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By slartidbartfast
Not at all tough to disassemble the entire...

Not at all tough to disassemble the entire switchgear. Be prepared for several small ball bearings and springs that can fly out and disappear. I have heard of people dismantling inside a big clear...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,926
Posted By slartidbartfast
I think you are creating definitions that are...

I think you are creating definitions that are completely at odds with common usage. Most people in the US have absolutely no idea what a "hairpin" is and most people in Europe would not use the term...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,926
Posted By slartidbartfast
That's what I thought

That's what I thought
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,881
Posted By slartidbartfast
Interesting reading. Pretty much ends the seals...

Interesting reading. Pretty much ends the seals in/seals out debate.

Good luck with your rebuild.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,611
Posted By slartidbartfast
There's no doubt that skimming the heads will...

There's no doubt that skimming the heads will retard the cam timing SLIGHTLY. A simple calculation using the amount skimmed and the radius of the cam sprocket will tell you how much. A rough...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3,647
Views: 546,253
Posted By slartidbartfast
So I'm playing with a Cardo BTA-II (HFP bluetooth...

So I'm playing with a Cardo BTA-II (HFP bluetooth transmitter) to try and get sound from my Garmin 2610. I got the BTA-II paired with my SMH-10 and it works to play sounds from the GPS for about a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,926
Posted By slartidbartfast
Please don't feed the troll

Please don't feed the troll
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 17,280
Posted By slartidbartfast
What did you do to try and fix the surging? ...

What did you do to try and fix the surging? That's almost certainly contributing to the problem here.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 43,907
Posted By slartidbartfast
CX500 - everyone loved to hate it but they were...

CX500 - everyone loved to hate it but they were as reliable as a hammer, could go ridiculous miles in the hands of London dispatch riders, fairly comfortable, and still faster and better handling...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,057
Posted By slartidbartfast
Most people are probably not as impulsive as you...

Most people are probably not as impulsive as you - or maybe they are and that's why some dealeres don't feel the need to over test rides.

I have never bought a brand new bike. I will one day, I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,926
Posted By slartidbartfast
Same as double white lines down the middle of the...

Same as double white lines down the middle of the road, except they're yellow. In the context of this thread that should be pretty damn obvious.
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25,155
Views: 2,998,229
Posted By slartidbartfast
Had you considered shortening the kickstand and...

Had you considered shortening the kickstand and fixing the pivot/spring?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,445
Posted By slartidbartfast
That flimsy, flexible piece of plastic can apply...

That flimsy, flexible piece of plastic can apply enough force to shear the mounting bolt? Damn!

I took mine off once and the first time I rode on wet roads the back of the bike and my jacket got...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,057
Posted By slartidbartfast
Hardly anybody ever tells a car or bike salesman...

Hardly anybody ever tells a car or bike salesman the truth. Sure there are more than a few salesmen who will lie through their teeth to make a sale but most customers lie about what they want, when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,083
Posted By slartidbartfast
Reading the thread up to this point, I assumed...

Reading the thread up to this point, I assumed the wing was being parked at 90-degrees to everyone else. I suppose it would be neater and a little more compact if all were facing the same way but I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By slartidbartfast
While I'm sure one COULD have too many fun roads...

While I'm sure one COULD have too many fun roads in a day and I HAVE definitely been tired at the end of a lot of miles of "twistys", I would not say that even the worst day of excessively long, hot,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 25,155
Views: 2,998,229
Posted By slartidbartfast
Less force on the bearings if the engine isn't...

Less force on the bearings if the engine isn't running but they are still starting out dry. Also not all transmission bearings and sleeves, thrust surfaces, etc., are pressure lubricated so washing...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 25,155
Views: 2,998,229
Posted By slartidbartfast
For a quick blast just to remove particles of...

For a quick blast just to remove particles of broken case, it should not matter much. You certainly don't want to soak seals in carb cleaner, however. Also removing all oil film from bearings will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 43,907
Posted By slartidbartfast
While reliability (or lack thereof) is probably...

While reliability (or lack thereof) is probably the biggest factor when assessing a "good" or "bad" motorcycle, surely the Triumph had other attributes such as beauty, "character" or ease of...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 3,647
Views: 546,253
Posted By slartidbartfast
If you DO have success with contact cleaner...

If you DO have success with contact cleaner (including cleaning the tips of the pins), apply a thin smear of silicone dielectric grease to the contacts which should lubricate them to help the pins...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 25,155
Views: 2,998,229
Posted By slartidbartfast
On my old XS650's and various other bikes, I have...

On my old XS650's and various other bikes, I have either put the bike in high gear and held it with the brake or jammed a penny or a chunk of aluminium barstock in the teeth between the clutch basket...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-02-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3,513
Views: 1,483,686
Posted By slartidbartfast
The so called ADV salute is an utterly moronic...

The so called ADV salute is an utterly moronic idea both from whoever came up with it in the first place and those who perepetuate it.
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3,647
Views: 546,253
Posted By slartidbartfast
The earliest version of the SMH-10 has a small...

The earliest version of the SMH-10 has a small circular charging port, instead of a micro-usb port and CANNOT be firmware upgraded. SMH-10 models with the micro-usb port are upgradeable.

You...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25,155
Views: 2,998,229
Posted By slartidbartfast
Double-check your REAR wheel bearings and...

Double-check your REAR wheel bearings and swingarm bearings
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