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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:45 PM
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Views: 320,683
Posted By ttpete
I can identify with this. I don't want to be near...

I can identify with this. I don't want to be near any rider I don't know well. My experience is that most of them are incompetent or borderline. This is also why I don't do group rides. I have my own...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 11:10 AM
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Views: 7,496,888
Posted By ttpete
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScELaXMCVis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScELaXMCVis
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 10:45 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 50,346
Posted By ttpete
Thank you for displaying your expertise or lack...

Thank you for displaying your expertise or lack of same to me and all who are also subscribed to this thread. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 10:09 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 50,346
Posted By ttpete
Here's a dyno run on a 1098 Streetfighter. Note...

Here's a dyno run on a 1098 Streetfighter. Note how the torque curve is essentially flat and the rpm where it jumps up almost to maximum, at about 4750 rpm. THIS is why a big twin is so much fun to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 50,346
Posted By ttpete
Wraithrider, I think what you should do is ride...

Wraithrider, I think what you should do is ride something like a 1098 Streetfighter and, say, a CB1100 and compare them. A Panigale is entirely different because the torque curve is quite different...
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By ttpete
You need a big washer that fits into the recess...

You need a big washer that fits into the recess under the end cap. Then weld a piece of steel tubing about 6 inches long into the center hole of the washer. Slide it into the muffler and replace the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 50,346
Posted By ttpete
I had about 100 available in first until I...

I had about 100 available in first until I lowered the gearing because it was a bit too tall pulling away from a stop and riding in traffic. I'll never miss the top end I lost.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 09:53 AM
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Views: 50,346
Posted By ttpete
Mid range in my comments refers to RPM, not...

Mid range in my comments refers to RPM, not vehicle speed. It specifically speaks to the torque characteristics of a big twin literbike. It means that there's more power available at a lower RPM, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 50,346
Posted By ttpete
2500 is Harley redline........:lol3

2500 is Harley redline........:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 05:21 PM
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Views: 50,346
Posted By ttpete
That can also be from OEM tires. Many times...

That can also be from OEM tires. Many times they're not that great. Once I got the factory Dunlops off the Kawasaki and replaced them with Pilot Road 3s, that problem went away for good.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15,060
Views: 8,447,029
Posted By ttpete
I'm going to say no. This year, they got back...

I'm going to say no. This year, they got back together and did a series 7, and I have that set. She's a bit older now.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 50,346
Posted By ttpete
Mid-range grunt is what makes street riding fun....

Mid-range grunt is what makes street riding fun. Will my bike run 150 mph? Yes. Do I want to do this? No. Without a fairing, it's not much fun. I could have bought a 1098 Superbike, but the riding...
Forum: The Garage 07-19-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,038
Posted By ttpete
To me, that depends on a few things. A beat up...

To me, that depends on a few things. A beat up dirt bike that's been flogged around for years is a lot different than a $20,000+ bike that has bodywork and is pristine. So is the difference between...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2014, 04:55 PM
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Views: 50,346
Posted By ttpete
5252 is a constant used in calculating...

5252 is a constant used in calculating horsepower. The formula is torque in lb/ft X RPM, divided by 5252.
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,946
Posted By ttpete
I also had a Mastiff, which is on the same frame...

I also had a Mastiff, which is on the same frame as a Baghira. It's tighter and is tough to get the carb off of. You'd have to lose the airbox to do a decent conversion, which is what I had to do on...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 16,420
Posted By ttpete
The Triumph and me appear in one of Lindsay...

The Triumph and me appear in one of Lindsay Brooke's Triumph books.

Actually, I DO have a Malcolm Smith 1980 vintage enduro jacket. :D
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,946
Posted By ttpete
I had a Skorpion and installed a flatslide kit...

I had a Skorpion and installed a flatslide kit from Holeshot. It was a 42mm Mikuni HSR42 with an accelerator pump. Worked just fine. Took a little tweaking, but it made a big difference.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 16,420
Posted By ttpete
I have two of these suits, one Belstaff, and the...

I have two of these suits, one Belstaff, and the other from Lewis Leathers. They haven't been out of the closet for over 20 years, and it's because they're obsolete as far as I'm concerned. They...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,104
Posted By ttpete
Baltimore cops ought to save their worn out...

Baltimore cops ought to save their worn out cruisers and use them to pull out of a sidestreet in front of those assholes. The end justifies the means.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 50,346
Posted By ttpete
Imperial Gallons. They're 20% larger than US...

Imperial Gallons. They're 20% larger than US Gallons.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 16,420
Posted By ttpete
Lose the fiber washers you most likely have under...

Lose the fiber washers you most likely have under the rocker caps and use o-rings. This has been a standard fix for many years. Just don't overtighten them.
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,413
Posted By ttpete
The originals are garbage. One of those suppliers...

The originals are garbage. One of those suppliers also makes a longer one for those who prefer that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8,520
Views: 1,723,772
Posted By ttpete
Over on this side of the state, municipalities...

Over on this side of the state, municipalities allow speeders to plead to a municipal ordinance called "Impeding", no points but double the cost. All the money goes to the city. Taylor's famous for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,972
Posted By ttpete
You could install a pair of tear-off studs in the...

You could install a pair of tear-off studs in the visor and use tinted tear-offs.
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7,515
Views: 1,110,416
Posted By ttpete
Buchanan's makes custom spokes and laces wheels.

Buchanan's makes custom spokes and laces wheels.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8,520
Views: 1,723,772
Posted By ttpete
ausweis, bitte!!!!

ausweis, bitte!!!!
Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 34,133
Posted By ttpete
I have had a few thoughts on that. One of the...

I have had a few thoughts on that. One of the best 6 volt regulators is the Bosch unit that VW used, also by Sportsters. The ultimate would be to have the generator rewound for 12 volts and a 12 volt...
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,038
Posted By ttpete
Not really, Once the front wheel slides to either...

Not really, Once the front wheel slides to either side, the tension is lost on the front straps, and the bike goes down. You've been lucky so far.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 320,683
Posted By ttpete
My condolences. Winston's kicking the slats off...

My condolences. Winston's kicking the slats off his coffin in Bladon churchyard....:lol3
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,038
Posted By ttpete
You're lucky. I've always used wheel straps on...

You're lucky. I've always used wheel straps on open trailers. Only takes a minute to be sure.
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 979
Posted By ttpete
Please don't mess with a damn easy-out. Just take...

Please don't mess with a damn easy-out. Just take it to a pro and have it taken care of. Everyone seems to think that easy-outs are the answer to every problem. They are NOT. They cause more problems...
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By ttpete
I have a similar thing, and it came with...

I have a similar thing, and it came with calibration papers and a block so it can be clamped in a vise and used as a calibration checker for other wrenches.
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,038
Posted By ttpete
You are correct in anchoring the front wheel with...

You are correct in anchoring the front wheel with a strap. Relying on friction to keep the wheel in place isn't a good idea because if it slides to one side, the straps will go slack and the bike can...
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By ttpete
You may have to blow the line out if it's badly...

You may have to blow the line out if it's badly clogged. This kind of thing happens regularly with gravity type drains. It's better to clear them on a schedule and put some bleach in the pan if it's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,057
Posted By ttpete
I've got 3 years on you. Been riding since 1964....

I've got 3 years on you. Been riding since 1964. When I was 68, I walked into a dealership and wrote a check for the Streetfighter they had on the floor. Went to pick it up the next day, and the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-07-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15,060
Views: 8,447,029
Posted By ttpete
http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/7708...

http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/77086_10151211931624226_205249301_n.jpg

That's a Flxible sidehack. It banks along with the bike. There's a lock to keep it upright when it's parked.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 50,346
Posted By ttpete
How hard were you flogging it? :lol3 I get...

How hard were you flogging it? :lol3

I get about 140 with the Duc, but it's not a touring bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30,987
Views: 7,496,888
Posted By ttpete
But YOU will now, won't you? :lol3 Actually,...

But YOU will now, won't you? :lol3

Actually, it's not uncommon. Those who do group rides are more likely to know.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 50,346
Posted By ttpete
The problem is, how often are you going to do...

The problem is, how often are you going to do that? It's fine to talk about, but doing it is another thing. I'm happy with 155 hp in a 400lb naked bike that's fun to ride on the street. Absolute...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 30,987
Views: 7,496,888
Posted By ttpete
On a motorcycle, warning is done by patting the...

On a motorcycle, warning is done by patting the top of the helmet with one hand. Most cops probably don't understand that.
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