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Forum: Hacks Today, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,766
Posted By 996DL
Absolutely mind blowing consumer offering, time...

Absolutely mind blowing consumer offering, time to buy shares in Polaris Industries ! :thumb

996DL
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,294
Posted By 996DL
No, just no. I am however, glad it floats...

No, just no.

I am however, glad it floats your boat.

996DL
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By 996DL
I didn't take notes and although any Japanese...

I didn't take notes and although any Japanese automotive manufacturer's labelled antifreeze won't have silicates, their alternatives for the long life 2-EHA additive, would vary somewhat.

I...
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By 996DL
Thumb Ford Motorcraft SPECIALTY GREEN ENGINE COOLANT / Mazda PL22 antifreeze

Just spent days doing my homework on the web, regarding the BEST antifreeze to use in my new to me, 2008 Nissan Frontier (94,000 kilometers).

I'm refreshing this little gas sipper, 2.5 litre...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,869
Posted By 996DL
Canadian msrp 2014 Kawasaki KLR650 $6999, offered...

Canadian msrp 2014 Kawasaki KLR650 $6999, offered website discount $200

Canadian msrp 2014 Suzuki DR650SE $6299, offered website discount $400

Honda dealers here in Canada, should receive a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,869
Posted By 996DL
Canadian msrp on the venerable XR650L is $8199...

Canadian msrp on the venerable XR650L is $8199 :eek1 :nah :lol3

Their website is showing a $500 discount on 2014 and $750 on 2013 models.

996DL
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 94,609
Posted By 996DL
Toxic thread moderator, only just joined in 2014...

Toxic thread moderator, only just joined in 2014 670ccc ? :gdog :lol3

996DL
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2,717
Views: 446,491
Posted By 996DL
I agree and couldn't be more pleased with the...

I agree and couldn't be more pleased with the home run Suzuki has knocked out of the ball park, with this vastly improved Vee II !

Noted on the Australian site mcnews.com.au spring test, actual...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 36,088
Posted By 996DL
Honda has been somewhat busy lately, with...

Honda has been somewhat busy lately, with recycling long in the tooth existing format bikes, stripped Wing and this ST variant, along with the VFR rehash and all.

But if you want to make a "bar...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 36,088
Posted By 996DL
Posted specs in Cycle World's CTX13 vs big bore...

Posted specs in Cycle World's CTX13 vs big bore Guzzi comparo test, totally underwhelmed / shocked me.

Honda:
76.8 hp @ 5840 rpm :huh
78.4 lb.-ft @3930 rpm
12.83 @ 102.42 mph 1/4 mile
117...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2,717
Views: 446,491
Posted By 996DL
My former 2004 Vee had me trying different motor...

My former 2004 Vee had me trying different motor oils, the "Swiss spacer mod" and preloading the lever slightly for the 1st to 2nd upshift, but the only really substancial improvement, was fitting a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 20,357
Posted By 996DL
leafman, you felt the need for a fork brace, even...

leafman, you felt the need for a fork brace, even with the 49mm forks of the current gen Dyna Glide ? :hmmmmm

996DL
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2,717
Views: 446,491
Posted By 996DL
A good sign, the many new owners of the Vee II,...

A good sign, the many new owners of the Vee II, too busy riding to post. :lurk

996DL
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2,717
Views: 446,491
Posted By 996DL
Sure seems to have been in a hell of a rush, to...

Sure seems to have been in a hell of a rush, to post his extensive findings of riding the Vee II 100 miles, while not exceeding 4000 rpm. :fpalm

Came off sounding like a fkn idjit.

996DL
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,717
Views: 446,491
Posted By 996DL
One of the best improvements I made to my former...

One of the best improvements I made to my former 04 DL1000, was removing the 41 litre Zega panniers, I had mounted when the bike was near new.

Late in my ownership of the bike, I fitted slimline...
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2,717
Views: 446,491
Posted By 996DL
ALL the design changes in the 14 Vee address...

ALL the design changes in the 14 Vee address former weaknesses inherent in the first gen, up to and including aerodynamic down force, from the DR Big derived front beak.

You want serious...
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2,717
Views: 446,491
Posted By 996DL
:bueller 996DL

:bueller

996DL
Forum: 2 smokers 02-23-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,074
Views: 289,034
Posted By 996DL
Steve Baker = total fucking badass... ...

Steve Baker = total fucking badass...

Witnessed his gifts on works Yamahas back in the day, at the now long departed Westwood racetrack.
Alien, no mortal can do that sort of shit. :wink:
...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-22-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,074
Views: 289,034
Posted By 996DL
What a wagon load of bullshit. 996DL

What a wagon load of bullshit.

996DL
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,317
Posted By 996DL
While the 4 litre V6 is most commonly found in...

While the 4 litre V6 is most commonly found in the Frontiers, Nissan's 2.5 litre QR25DE inline four, is still offered in both the USA and Canada.

996DL
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,317
Posted By 996DL
Just finished purchasing a 2008 Frontier XE ext...

Just finished purchasing a 2008 Frontier XE ext cab, 4 cyl, 2 wd, auto, with 90,000 kilometers (aprox. 55,000 miles).

Got tired of trying to find a Tacoma equipped the same and settled on this...
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,657
Posted By 996DL
You're probably right, with a rider of your...

You're probably right, with a rider of your acknowledged prowess, the first gen Vee's are surely near faultless. :nod

996DL
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2,717
Views: 446,491
Posted By 996DL
Outside of the 1st gen's clutch basket being...

Outside of the 1st gen's clutch basket being upgraded in 04 and lean mapped ecm's (mine was Yosh box tweaked, before it left the dealership), the 996 motors were bombproof and the displacement...
Forum: Beasts 01-19-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2,717
Views: 446,491
Posted By 996DL
Low mileage, canary yellow, tall with the 47mm...

Low mileage, canary yellow, tall with the 47mm usd forks, way too much black and no time lately, to tweak and install the parts and accessories, I've set aside for it. But it's mine, mine, mine... ...
Forum: Beasts 01-19-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2,717
Views: 446,491
Posted By 996DL
One of motorcycling's truly great motors, but for...

One of motorcycling's truly great motors, but for myself, despite years of throwing serious money at it, my first gen NEVER satisfied me with high speed stability, nor it's manners in HIGH wind...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,442
Views: 300,375
Posted By 996DL
This one's going in the calendar, right ? :wink:...

This one's going in the calendar, right ? :wink:

996DL
Forum: Beasts 01-18-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2,717
Views: 446,491
Posted By 996DL
At the local mc show, viewed the 2nd gen in the...

At the local mc show, viewed the 2nd gen in the flesh yesterday. Looked fine to me thnx, not nearly as gruesome as the first gen I owned for 9 years.

With the exception of the world class motor,...
Forum: Beasts 12-28-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By 996DL
Get someone that knows what they're doing, to...

Get someone that knows what they're doing, to properly reset the steering head bearings preload.

996DL
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,195
Posted By 996DL
Another "expert" joins the ranks, welcome....

Another "expert" joins the ranks, welcome. :bueller

We can expect to hear more of your wisdom on the Harley threads as well ? :lurk

996DL
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4,263
Views: 908,710
Posted By 996DL
I won't fit a set of mint 41 litre Zegas I've got...

I won't fit a set of mint 41 litre Zegas I've got sitting around, to my 2010 XB12X, solely because of how their "barn door" aerodynamics, effected my previously owned sinced new, 2004 DL1000 VStrom....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,484
Posted By 996DL
Aerodynamics, surface areas, weight and load...

Aerodynamics, surface areas, weight and load placement and the many other contributing factors already mentioned, all play a role including a rider's own techniques, but who really gives a God Damn...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By 996DL
07 DR650 CDI to wiring harness couplers advice...

What was intended to be the last ride of the year, has morphed into an electrical snafu just before winter arrives, damn...

While multimeter testing for a lack of spark at the plugs, my inserting...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 23,043
Posted By 996DL
This upcoming "Rotax Ulysses" could be a real...

This upcoming "Rotax Ulysses" could be a real home run for EBR, bigger numbers than the MS1200, without the servicing costs.

Great post Sharkguy !

996DL
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 24,678
Posted By 996DL
My comment was made fully tongue in cheek, always...

My comment was made fully tongue in cheek, always been a big twin fan, going back to my long gone Duo Glides.

996DL
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,657
Posted By 996DL
Thumbs down Brilliant motor, the rest not so much...

To say they suck at high speeds and dance the mother fucking fandango in high winds, is an understatement.

Cheap and reliable, don't continue spending thinking you'll turn a sow's ear into a...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,285
Posted By 996DL
Familiar with the Free Spirits belt tensioner...

Familiar with the Free Spirits belt tensioner (part of my spares / accessories cache, yet to be installed on my new to me 10 XB12X), what are you referring to, in regards to a grease nipple and the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 24,678
Posted By 996DL
I'm just totally at ease, what with now knowing...

I'm just totally at ease, what with now knowing that the Sportster based motor in my Buell,
is seemingly devoid of all the issues found in these troublesome big twins. :happay:lol3

Love this...
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4,263
Views: 908,710
Posted By 996DL
Not suprising you picked up a Buell, nor the...

Not suprising you picked up a Buell, nor the absolute class of your displayed photo fotoguzzi.

Big twins and cameras, not a bad combo... :thumb

996DL
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 35,994
Posted By 996DL
An air cooled 2014 Road King, with the 2009+...

An air cooled 2014 Road King, with the 2009+ chassis now gaining 49mm front forks,
would certainly tick all my boxes, should I fall into money... :wink:

996DL
Forum: Racing 08-31-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5,469
Views: 453,017
Posted By 996DL
Kudos gentlemen, I'll transfer the scheduling /...

Kudos gentlemen, I'll transfer the scheduling / cable coverage ball over to my friend, after all the TV and cablevision setup, is next door at his girlfriend's. :lol3

Thanks for the rapid...
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