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Forum: The Garage 05-22-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3,299
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Posted By biggziff
Right side mirror works backwards. Did this on...

Right side mirror works backwards. Did this on my 05 V10 F350. Best mirrors ever.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-01-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6,735
Views: 1,419,699
Posted By biggziff
It's more likely that it will have a new set of...

It's more likely that it will have a new set of issues to contend with if history is any indicator.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-01-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6,735
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Posted By biggziff
Or a really mint 13 (hint hint)

Or a really mint 13 (hint hint)
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,826
Posted By biggziff
That's what I've been doing, but I had some tubes...

That's what I've been doing, but I had some tubes with 90 degree stems that seemed like they'd be easier to install with this tool.

For $5 I'll try it. Might end up doing it back the way you...
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,826
Posted By biggziff
Thanks. You're more persistent than I was. I...

Thanks. You're more persistent than I was. I stopped when I saw the return for my query on ebay had thousands of options!

Ordered!!!!
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,826
Posted By biggziff
It's funny how I've become trained to not even...

It's funny how I've become trained to not even consider local dealers....I just go straight to online vendors.

Thanks!
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,826
Posted By biggziff
Thanks. I found them there. Shipping is strong...

Thanks. I found them there. Shipping is strong ($7 shipping on a $7 tool) but at least I know where to get one.
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,826
Posted By biggziff
Yep...can't find one. Got any clues for me? :ear

Yep...can't find one. Got any clues for me? :ear
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,826
Posted By biggziff
Valve stem fishing tool

I need one of those valve stem fishing tools where you can attach it to the valve stem on a tube and use the attached wire to pull the stem back through the wheel when changing tubed tires. I bought...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-27-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6,735
Views: 1,419,699
Posted By biggziff
I'd want to know if the following has been done: ...

I'd want to know if the following has been done:

Rear suspension gyro
Fuel sender
Forks checked per Ducati's TSB (left leg issue and with seals replaced it leaves me wondering about this one as...
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 392,245
Posted By biggziff
I've not had any trouble with their batteries in...

I've not had any trouble with their batteries in the past and yes, they were very helpful over the phone. We'll see what happens.

Thanks for your (and everyone else's) help.
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 392,245
Posted By biggziff
I agree that it should have been enough, but it...

I agree that it should have been enough, but it never worked well. 52.8 Wh rating on the back of the battery. They're sending me an 18 series as a replacement. At 4.1" tall I think it'll just...
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 392,245
Posted By biggziff
LFX14A2-BS12 It was never a good performer. ...

LFX14A2-BS12

It was never a good performer. Cold (I'm not talking winter temps...cool summer mornings) it would often not crank the bike. Warm it worked OK. Recently it will not turn the...
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 392,245
Posted By biggziff
I can only relay what Shorai told me yesterday. ...

I can only relay what Shorai told me yesterday. They wanted the battery back after I metered it and reported that voltage. Dunno....
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 23,396
Posted By biggziff
I do them in my shop nights and weekends for...

I do them in my shop nights and weekends for fellow riders. $20 M&B for most sport bikes. Some heavy cruisers are more. Tubed tires I prefer to not do them, but will usually relent if you're...
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 392,245
Posted By biggziff
Thanks for the info. I made my own cable, tested...

Thanks for the info. I made my own cable, tested and found resting voltage too low (13.2) so Shorai is sending me a slightly larger (18 series) battery to try. Hopefully it'll fit in the Daytona's...
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 392,245
Posted By biggziff
Thank you! I have a couple of that LiPo...

Thank you!

I have a couple of that LiPo meter you posted and several chargers (iCharger, etc) so I'll call Shorai to see if they'll send me a cable as well. If not, I have lots of 4S extensions...
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 392,245
Posted By biggziff
Pinout for Shorai balance port?

Does anyone have the pinout for the balance port on a Shorai battery? I metered the pins, but it didn't really clarify it for me.

Thanks
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-24-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6,735
Views: 1,419,699
Posted By biggziff
Thanks. Didn't even think of doing that way. ...

Thanks. Didn't even think of doing that way. I'm going to be drilling new holes in the trailer. It is setup for a track bike and I don't think even turning the front is going to be enough to make...
Forum: The Garage 03-24-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,248
Posted By biggziff
Very nice

Very nice
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-24-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6,735
Views: 1,419,699
Posted By biggziff
Can someone do me a favor? On a 1200 MTS...

Can someone do me a favor?

On a 1200 MTS measure from the center of the rear wheel hub to the front of the front wheel. Trying to figure out if my PitBull Trailer restraint is mounted in a spot...
Forum: The Garage 03-24-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,248
Posted By biggziff
I have a lot of their stuff, but didn't spring...

I have a lot of their stuff, but didn't spring for the balancer thinking I'd use jack stands with the MP balancer. It works well, but as I said...I'd like something a little nicer looking and maybe...
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,248
Posted By biggziff
Thanks, Jim. This is sort of what I had in mind....

Thanks, Jim. This is sort of what I had in mind. Quick and easy. I have tons of aluminum square tube and a Tig welder so I think I can do it. :)
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,248
Posted By biggziff
I'm only interested in the stands. I'm all set on...

I'm only interested in the stands. I'm all set on the balancer. What are you using there for a stand?

Edit

I'm guessing you made that using a brake and some sheet. I don't have a brake so...
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,248
Posted By biggziff
Marc Parnes balancer stands. What did you build or buy?

I'm tired of using a set of jack stands for my MP balancer. I do a few sets of wheels a week now and need something a little more professional looking and that maintains the width of the stand on...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 494,014
Posted By biggziff
I bought a new Multistrada, That's a beast! ...

I bought a new Multistrada, That's a beast!



When I bought my S1000RR Progressive wanted over a grand just for that bike...on a policy with 6 other bikes/atvs. Geico wrote the whole policy...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 494,014
Posted By biggziff
Several of my friends frequent Calabogie. They...

Several of my friends frequent Calabogie. They rave about it. That and Grattan are on the schedule for this year! I think they do a 2 or 3 day at Calabogie.

I'm an hour south of Syracuse.

I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 494,014
Posted By biggziff
Of course. The BMW isn't really much fun on the...

Of course. The BMW isn't really much fun on the street and the temptation to speed or act the fool is greater than my ability to curb it. I drove the 14 around a bit on the road and took it to work...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 494,014
Posted By biggziff
My 14 S1000RR was 193 from the factory. A few...

My 14 S1000RR was 193 from the factory. A few mods later it's 200. My 15 is supposed to be 198 out of the box so it should easily crack 210 once I'm done bolting shit on it.
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 494,014
Posted By biggziff
Did I complain? I don't recall posting I wanted...

Did I complain? I don't recall posting I wanted another high HP bike. I like bikes. When something new comes out I usually test ride it. I've been surprised a few times by new stuff I thought would...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 494,014
Posted By biggziff
Maybe. I'm used to 170-200 hp bikes. That could...

Maybe. I'm used to 170-200 hp bikes. That could be the issue also.



He's the owner of the dealership. The Yamaha price sheets he showed me might have been dealer cost. They do treat me well...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3,311
Views: 494,014
Posted By biggziff
I drove one of these yesterday. My 2 cents. ...

I drove one of these yesterday. My 2 cents.

The seat feels huge and wasn't comfortable even sitting in the showroom. The tank to seat area is incredibly thin. I'm a big guy and it felt weird. ...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4,856
Views: 680,514
Posted By biggziff
Lots of photos of the insides of these here ...

Lots of photos of the insides of these here

http://weldingweb.com/showthread.php?456741-AHP-Owners-Users-Thread-No-Trolling-unless-you-have-used-own-one!/page20

and on youtube, etc and you're...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-12-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6,735
Views: 1,419,699
Posted By biggziff
Mirror extenders are a must on the MTS, but I...

Mirror extenders are a must on the MTS, but I can't afford those so I bought the $30 ones on ebay. Machined aluminum. Work a treat.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-11-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6,735
Views: 1,419,699
Posted By biggziff
lol

lol
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-08-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6,735
Views: 1,419,699
Posted By biggziff
Mine gets ridden all year in upstate NY. I'll...

Mine gets ridden all year in upstate NY. I'll only stop when the roads could be icy. No issues other than the swing arm suspension sensor (common fault due to short wiring harness and wire routing)...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-07-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6,735
Views: 1,419,699
Posted By biggziff
Whuuut??? I wish someone had told me that 50...

Whuuut???

I wish someone had told me that 50 bikes ago!

(I own a Ural and it's probably my favorite bike so ya...looks aren't everything.... :P )
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-07-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6,735
Views: 1,419,699
Posted By biggziff
I like the BMW (i've had a few), but the KTMs...

I like the BMW (i've had a few), but the KTMs remain FUGLY to me. I don't get them...other than a 450 EXCW they're pretty nasty looking.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-07-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6,735
Views: 1,419,699
Posted By biggziff
Looks like the seat is adjustable 20mm + - I'll...

Looks like the seat is adjustable 20mm + - I'll assume that's one adjustment so it's either up or down? That's .7 inches. Nothing to get excited about.

The new side profile isn't exciting me,...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-07-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6,735
Views: 1,419,699
Posted By biggziff
My 13 has linked brakes. What's the newness? ...

My 13 has linked brakes. What's the newness?

I know some complain about a snatchy throttle at low RPM, but I don't see it with mine. I don't ride much at low RPM so maybe that's why.

I prefer...
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