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Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Guano11
^^This^^ '96 & beyond (I think) have an...

^^This^^
'96 & beyond (I think) have an air-cooled 40W alternator. Pre-'96 had a 28W oil-cooled unit. Those older oil units are prone to leak or fail electrically, depending on the extra demands...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-21-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11,550
Views: 2,337,701
Posted By Guano11
Ooh. RC30...

Ooh. RC30 (http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/mcy/5031402061.html). One of the Greats, now an investment.

http://images.craigslist.org/00C0C_gX7CBMDB1L5_600x450.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-20-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,218
Posted By Guano11
Just got back (GTS1000 sans body work). Lotta...

Just got back (GTS1000 sans body work). Lotta cool bikes, most I've seen in the 3 or so times I've gone. I really like the "run whatcha brung" vibe. No cliques it seems -- or maybe it's just because...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Guano11
ST1100 vs Ulysses is a stark contrast. Having...

ST1100 vs Ulysses is a stark contrast. Having tried the opposite direction -- daily commute on ST, then test riding a Uly -- I was struck by how short the Uly felt. Tight & maneuverable handling...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 69,414
Posted By Guano11
Helluva score, CAT! Way to sniff that one...

Helluva score, CAT! Way to sniff that one out.:thumb
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-17-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By Guano11
No personal experience yet, but I thought when...

No personal experience yet, but I thought when the time comes, I'd go to this guy (http://www.fluidsuspensionscience.com/index.html).
I've talked to him personally; seems knowledgable &...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,019
Posted By Guano11
I’m looking for a bike that meets the following...

I’m looking for a bike that meets the following criteria:
- “Smooth” engine that can cruise at 80 MPH with ease. No buzzy or vibby feel please. Something that has “roll on” power everywhere...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 69,414
Posted By Guano11
Thanks for that. I'd actually already emailed the...

Thanks for that. I'd actually already emailed the contact, but he no longer sells the kits (though he said he forwarded my request to someone who does but I have yet to hear from anyone....).
Kits...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 69,414
Posted By Guano11
Footpeg Lowering Kits?

Anyone know if footpeg lowering kits are available in the US?:ear (Prefer the kit vs the Buell peg option)
Thanks!
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 69,414
Posted By Guano11
Wow. That's a steal. Worth twice that price,...

Wow. That's a steal. Worth twice that price, easy.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-07-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11,550
Views: 2,337,701
Posted By Guano11
Agree it's on the high side, especially for that...

Agree it's on the high side, especially for that first year until everything's sorted. DAMHIK.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,613
Posted By Guano11
The future looks bright with this one.... :thumb

The future looks bright with this one....
:thumb
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 69,414
Posted By Guano11
[I didn't go to 18T in fear that chain might be...

[I didn't go to 18T in fear that chain might be too close to the crankcase for comfort, since you will need to remove metal chain guide that sit in between the chain's inner and outer plates; a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 69,414
Posted By Guano11
Gearing down as you mention is much more common...

Gearing down as you mention is much more common than gearing up (as I'm doing), hence so little info on the direction I'm going, specifically larger front sprocket fitments.
I don't plan to see...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 69,414
Posted By Guano11
I've read (but not experienced) that the linked...

I've read (but not experienced) that the linked brakes can rub if the fluid's old, reasoning that the excess moisture in, say, the front brakes heats up & "pressurizes" not only the front, but one...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 69,414
Posted By Guano11
That's perfect, Rubicube -- exactly the assurance...

That's perfect, Rubicube -- exactly the assurance I was looking for. I figured the speedo was about 10-12% conservative and that a gearing change would tighten that up as a bonus. Interesting,...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,070
Posted By Guano11
It's Official: My Gear is Worth More than the Motorcycle

When the Transit first came out, I thought someday I'd own one. Wasn't in the cards (COUGH-wallet!) at the time, though.

FFWD several years and I'm still not ready to swallow that price, but the...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,046
Posted By Guano11
https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:AN...

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTGq49cvxvsSvlOxv8DmmWcEaFakAKH1m2ToCdUnK9Hwb6DZ630

X-Lite 551 is about as long-oval as a the Arai Signet (well, it's about as long-oval as...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 69,414
Posted By Guano11
Gearing Mod Q's

I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with, or can comment on, gearing modifications -- specifically going a bit taller than stock.

Stock gearing is 17T Front / 45T Rear

Questions:
1. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-01-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,127
Posted By Guano11
Then it's worth at least $9000! Says the guy...

Then it's worth at least $9000! Says the guy with a low-mileage '04.....:augie
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,934
Posted By Guano11
LC8s start rippin' above 6000rpm....but they're...

LC8s start rippin' above 6000rpm....but they're never as smooth as the dual-counterbalanced Blackbird motor (few motors are). The 2 you sampled are definitely missing something.
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By Guano11
As I recall, my VFR's clock was mysteriously...

As I recall, my VFR's clock was mysteriously resetting itself for a couple of weeks just before the battery died. I never load tested the battery, nor did I determine if it was a result of the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By Guano11
Can't say if your readings are out of line, but...

Can't say if your readings are out of line, but the regulator/rectifier is the one Achille's heel of the VFR lineup. One of the telltale signs is a charred connector.

The fix is two-fold, but is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-18-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,023
Posted By Guano11
Airfares are cheaper on Tues/Weds/Thurs; Mon/Fri...

Airfares are cheaper on Tues/Weds/Thurs; Mon/Fri is when all the business travelers fill the planes. I realize you're leaving sooner, but if you could leave mid-May or so, it'd be about $200 1-way....
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,128
Posted By Guano11
Allow me to suggest a 5th generation ('98-'01)...

Allow me to suggest a 5th generation ('98-'01) Honda VFR800.
It'll scratch itches you didn't know you had.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-16-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,023
Posted By Guano11
^^^ That's gonna be sweet ^^^ Looks like it...

^^^ That's gonna be sweet ^^^

Looks like it has a Madstad windscreen? Big help on the freeway stints and a definite check mark in the "fly & ride" column. You might consider a seat...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-13-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,008
Posted By Guano11
Joe Average here..... My 950 is waay...

Joe Average here.....
My 950 is waay comfortable on the road; lots of leg room, nimble handling due to the wide bars, and a very commanding view due to its height -- you're eye-to-eye with truck &...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-12-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,089
Posted By Guano11
Aw geez. :fpalm Just what I needed to see,...

Aw geez. :fpalm Just what I needed to see, another opportunity to over-farkle (not!).
Was unaware of this product; waay more hardcore than I need for my use....but intriguing....:hmmmmm...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-11-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11,550
Views: 2,337,701
Posted By Guano11
I'm surprised this nicely appointed VFR800...

I'm surprised this nicely appointed VFR800 (http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/4964220504.html) hasn't been snatched up yet.

http://images.craigslist.org/00u0u_ggBFdFTznCp_600x450.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Posted By Guano11
^^^ This ^^^ I'm VFR-biased and really like the...

^^^ This ^^^
I'm VFR-biased and really like the white ones, so temper accordingly....
Just keep the fuel treated & you won't have any carb issues, although 35mpg sounds a bit low for all but the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-09-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,089
Posted By Guano11
Thanks guys. :thumb I, too, thought the...

Thanks guys. :thumb
I, too, thought the Pastrana FMX had too much "up" sweep, so I like the idea of the RC High bend better now -- almost as tall & flat, with less "up" on the bar ends, right?
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,271
Posted By Guano11
Can't go wrong with that bike, either. Congrats....

Can't go wrong with that bike, either. Congrats. :thumb
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-09-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,089
Posted By Guano11
Yessir. I could only rotate them so far forward...

Yessir. I could only rotate them so far forward before they interfered with the windscreen at full lock, and too far aft puts them in my lap.
Still, I tried both solely to experiment with the wrist...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-08-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,089
Posted By Guano11
Handlebar Recommendations?

My wrist hurts and my palm's got a numb spot. Gotta be the stock bars, right?
Right? :augie

The HOW highlights these Pastranas...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-08-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 207,854
Posted By Guano11
Windscreen Modifications

Several windscreen modification threads consolidated here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=656067).
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-08-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By Guano11
^^^ This ^^^ For the "full monty" get the Euro...

^^^ This ^^^
For the "full monty" get the Euro headlight assembly, but replace its stock H4(?) with an H3/H7 combo before you swap the assembly out. Once done, the headlight assembly is a simple...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-08-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,118
Posted By Guano11
I tried stock, CalSci, and Cee Bailey's.... ...

I tried stock, CalSci, and Cee Bailey's....

They all buffeted, albeit with their own "personalities", but in the end I think it all boils down to 1) none had a sufficient ability to funnel air...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 578,290
Posted By Guano11
I purchased my last 3 bikes sight-unseen. ...

I purchased my last 3 bikes sight-unseen. Granted they were used, but I didn't need to ride 'em to know I'd buy 'em. Heck, I didn't even need to see 'em!

OTOH, a short, 5-block test ride on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,844
Posted By Guano11
http://lghttp.26404.nexcesscdn.net/80B717/aerostic...

http://lghttp.26404.nexcesscdn.net/80B717/aerostich/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/450x450/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/4/1/4162_1ha.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 47,188
Posted By Guano11
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