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Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 4,014
Views: 643,078
Posted By acap650
+1 Other bikes have come and gone but the W...

+1
Other bikes have come and gone but the W remains. It doesn't mind sharing garage space with the others because it knows it will still be here after they're all gone.
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,528
Posted By acap650
R1100GS uses FI and is prone to surging if FI is...

R1100GS uses FI and is prone to surging if FI is not perfectly balanced.
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 976
Posted By acap650
I just did mine, both cylinders and heads. A...

I just did mine, both cylinders and heads. A long pine-sol 50/50 soak will loosen road grime. Then brush with one of these...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By acap650
I can see some advantages to the rollers where...

I can see some advantages to the rollers where valves are hydraulically preloaded like HD, not with solid lifters like our airheads.
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,120
Posted By acap650
Ducati & Bimota come to mind.

Ducati & Bimota come to mind.
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 22,123
Posted By acap650
One page back . . . ...

One page back . . .

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1028901&page=10
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By acap650
I believe that is the same switch as on my...

I believe that is the same switch as on my R80G/S. I succeeded in removing the plastic retainer piece and springs, balls and other bits were launched into the recesses of my work area. Suggest you...
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,120
Posted By acap650
They can't. I have a 29" leg. On a G/S or ST...

They can't. I have a 29" leg. On a G/S or ST holding the stand out as far as I can and leaning the bike until it touches it's close to falling over. The OEM stand was designed to be deployed by a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 58,564
Posted By acap650
At least it has symmetry.

At least it has symmetry.
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 225,298
Posted By acap650
Looks like the 07 may inherit the best affordable...

Looks like the 07 may inherit the best affordable naked sport standard that Suzuki once owned with the SV, and Ninja/ER 650s never attained.

I think the DR will still be dominant on ADV due to...
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,333
Posted By acap650
Fueling Triple HD

Well there's this . . .

http://www.bike-urious.com/wp-content/uploads/Feuling-W3-Engine.jpg
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,003
Posted By acap650
Sae

SAE two conductor trailer connectors. Available anywhere for little $$. Just mind the polarity.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-06-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By acap650
Full Bore & Shinko

I have a set of these but not mounted yet. Similar to Shinko 705s.
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,014
Views: 643,078
Posted By acap650
Yes, I considered going to a non vacuum petcock....

Yes, I considered going to a non vacuum petcock. I also have a DR with the IMS tank but I adapted the stock DR vacuum petcock to fit so I still have the IMS on/off petcock.

The OEM DR part looks...
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4,014
Views: 643,078
Posted By acap650
Yes, I see the vacuum part on the diagram but no...

Yes, I see the vacuum part on the diagram but no part #. There must be a diaphragm and spring in there to regulate fuel flow in the on/res position. I'll be taking this apart as soon as I drain the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4,014
Views: 643,078
Posted By acap650
Good point TJ. My petcock does not appear to...

Good point TJ.

My petcock does not appear to be holding fuel with engine off (no vacuum). I tried to drain float bowls and fuel kept running and running and running . . .

I will look at...
Forum: Airheads 12-29-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,836
Posted By acap650
85 g/s

I did most of the cosmetics last winter. Mechanicals this winter - carbs, reseal cyls and heads, timing chain, speedo, and whatever I find along the way.
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4,014
Views: 643,078
Posted By acap650
Fender cracks can be prevented . . . ...

Fender cracks can be prevented . . .

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=514600&page=44
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 103,670
Views: 20,480,860
Posted By acap650
Ain't life grand in DR World!

Ain't life grand in DR World!
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 103,670
Views: 20,480,860
Posted By acap650
I've gone through two rears and a front OEM and...

I've gone through two rears and a front OEM and I'm not a deathwing detractor, but I only got 5K out of the rears before they are squared off enough to affect handling. For mainly road riding (95%)...
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,168
Posted By acap650
My answer to that question is "It's not the heat,...

My answer to that question is "It's not the heat, it's the stupidity."
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 110,927
Posted By acap650
Spend the money you save on a less powerful bike...

Spend the money you save on a less powerful bike on improving riding skills, track days, track riding schools, road riding schools like Stayin' Safe etc..

It's not all about speed either,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,333
Posted By acap650
Stadium and Albert

Classic Stadium Barends reproduced by Halcyon

http://revivalcycles.com/products/halcyon-8305-black-chrome-bar-end-mirror

Albert Barend Sport reproduced by Bench Mark Works (finally in...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,086
Posted By acap650
Not really, F800R = chain, F800GT = belt.

Not really, F800R = chain, F800GT = belt.
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 13,903
Posted By acap650
2.15 rim: 100/90, 2.5 rim: 110/80 or 100/90 ...

2.15 rim: 100/90, 2.5 rim: 110/80 or 100/90

I had the 2.5-19 front with the stock 2.5-17 rear. I ran Pirelli Scorpion Trails 120/90 rear and 100/90 front and it rocked on the street - the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4,014
Views: 643,078
Posted By acap650
I was lucky to pick up a used low bar kit around...

I was lucky to pick up a used low bar kit around 10 years ago from a regular member on the Yahoo group, Doc Bill (LastName?) a TX heart surgeon who was later killed on his W.

Before that I ran...
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,619
Posted By acap650
Also known as Slipsters on wet roads.

Also known as Slipsters on wet roads.
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By acap650
Seat Cover

I bought this cover earlier this year....
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9,070
Views: 1,483,888
Posted By acap650
Done. ...

Done.
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,626
Views: 280,111
Posted By acap650
Street Rod

Reminds me of what Harley did to the V-Rod.

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2006models/2006-HarleyDavidson-V-Rod-VRSCRStreetRod-A.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9,070
Views: 1,483,888
Posted By acap650
Estrella

Kawasaki's 250cc little sister to the mighty W650. Came out in 1991 and still produced today - only sold in Japan AFAIK. :clap
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4,014
Views: 643,078
Posted By acap650
For upshifts the preload method helps avoid the...

For upshifts the preload method helps avoid the clunk on most bikes, before squeezing clutch apply slight upward pressure on the shift lever but not enough to force it, then feather the clutch until...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4,014
Views: 643,078
Posted By acap650
Note goggles dangling around neck. What kind of...

Note goggles dangling around neck. What kind of an idiot rides off-road (or anywhere) without eye protection?
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,759
Posted By acap650
Float Bowls

In each float bowl there is a cylindrical well in the corner that should fill with fuel for the enrichment system to pick up fuel when on choke. At the bottom of the well is a small passage that can...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4,014
Views: 643,078
Posted By acap650
Not much if I owned it, but then I would not drop...

Not much if I owned it, but then I would not drop thousands into a custom without improving the ride. It's his money and his choice so I'll try to be nice. :wave
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4,014
Views: 643,078
Posted By acap650
Did anyone notice the near total lack of rear...

Did anyone notice the near total lack of rear suspension travel on those customs? Looks like the riders weight would have the rear fender riding on the rear tire.
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4,014
Views: 643,078
Posted By acap650
I used to be more attentive to these cosmetic...

I used to be more attentive to these cosmetic maintenance chores but now as I approach 70 years I'd rather use the remaining time for other activities.

As for spokes I wish Kaw would have used...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-29-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By acap650
+1 on that. Reminds me of airhead crashbars for...

+1 on that. Reminds me of airhead crashbars for resting/stretching the legs on a long ride.

Also, I did a laydown test with handle bars turned full lock left then right and found they do...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-28-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,247
Posted By acap650
Back Off en Espagnol

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xZExsgcxgEw/VHj15GjCFHI/AAAAAAAABxg/g8F_0ho3P24/s640/20141012_081015.jpg
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 586,712
Posted By acap650
AFAIK an OEM muffler from an R100GS will fit...

AFAIK an OEM muffler from an R100GS will fit R80ST and R80G/S. Headers and collector will not.
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