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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 08:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,580
Posted By PeterW
Leather - mesh jacket, cheap off eBay. very open...

Leather - mesh jacket, cheap off eBay. very open mesh with leather on the elbows, shoulders, back. Open enough to flow a LOT of air, and the leather will take care of abrasion, the pressure suit,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 02:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,731
Posted By PeterW
Tuono factory R., friends bike, by the time I'd...

Tuono factory R., friends bike, by the time I'd pulled myself forward far enough to see the speedo again I was doing 170kph .... I was really pleased I'd mostly kept the front on the ground.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 02:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,800
Posted By PeterW
Yeah placebo, mine (sadly) runs better after...

Yeah placebo, mine (sadly) runs better after checking the valve clearances - as in 'checking' not 'adjusting' :slurp

Pete
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By PeterW
Still the same problem, that ridge at the back...

Still the same problem, that ridge at the back that's intended to stop the helmet rotating back will transfer a rear impact into your neck.

I can see it's likely not a problem in a race car, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,310
Posted By PeterW
It's not unfixable if compression is low, just a...

It's not unfixable if compression is low, just a lot more involved and it will cost money.

It's more likely something simpler, but a compression test is easy and eliminates a lot of possibilities...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-20-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 18,787
Posted By PeterW
Clutches don't typically need any break-in....

Clutches don't typically need any break-in. Change the oil filter next service, there'll be more than the usual amount of fibre coming off the plates for the first few hundred k's.

Pete
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-19-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,138
Posted By PeterW
If it was giving grief, gone in a second, but the...

If it was giving grief, gone in a second, but the bike worked before the crash, so if it's not broken leave it there. You can always throw it away later, putting it back, not so easy.

Pete
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,310
Posted By PeterW
It's an old bike, so bits are wearing out. ...

It's an old bike, so bits are wearing out.

Likely causes, rubber boots between the air cleaner and engine (air leaks - covered above). Coils, plugs, plug-caps, worn bits, in this case, worn shafts...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By PeterW
Clean kill though ?. I mean, rather than...

Clean kill though ?.

I mean, rather than months in hospital and years of rehab - CRACK - and gone ....

Pete
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,185
Posted By PeterW
Heh, had one of those on the way home from work,...

Heh, had one of those on the way home from work, and yes, ABS worked, I don't think it saved me from locking up and falling down, but I'm sure I wouldn't have hit the brakes as hard without ABS there...
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By PeterW
Wrecker. Pull yours out so you know what the...

Wrecker. Pull yours out so you know what the mounts are like and go mad.

Check out the euro car seats, Mercedes, BMW, with luck you'll find something nice in leather for a song. Take a tape...
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By PeterW
I'm running Intiminators with 2.5 weight Motul....

I'm running Intiminators with 2.5 weight Motul. It doesn't suffer from that now. I mainly went that way to handle the big hits off road. I suspect part of that is the way those things work, damping...
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By PeterW
The answer is no, but ... I've seen some horrible...

The answer is no, but ... I've seen some horrible cartridge setups (Stock DL 1000 for example) and for ME drop in's have worked very well, I don't hit situations where suspension is an obvious...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,544
Posted By PeterW
Ever tried to ride a skateboard over gravel ? ...

Ever tried to ride a skateboard over gravel ?

Pete
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 3,315
Views: 667,443
Posted By PeterW
Faster than you can change manually. By why...

Faster than you can change manually. By why bother, want to pass something, whack the throttle, the DCT will change down three gears faster than you can think and just get it done.

(My wife has a...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By PeterW
If you want an easier fix than repeated...

If you want an easier fix than repeated disassembly, drill and tap a hole, fit a grease nipple and just push new grease in when it starts getting sticky.

Pete
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By PeterW
At low RPM's the Rekluse acts like an automatic...

At low RPM's the Rekluse acts like an automatic transmission, it makes riding slowly much easier on the clutch hand and the nerves as rpm's rise it locks up and acts like a normal clutch.

Possibly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,871
Posted By PeterW
Bike is faster for me, and I'm not sure why. I...

Bike is faster for me, and I'm not sure why. I don't lane split but on a 20-40 minute commute by bike (depends on traffic), the car was typically 30-60 instead.

Shopping bike wins, just on...
Forum: Racing 11-10-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 407,816
Posted By PeterW
Laugh Three as seen from Oz: Australia, New Zealand,...

Three as seen from Oz: Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania (In order of weird)

As seen from NZ: North Island, South Island, Australia

Australia has an offshore island called Tasmania, NZ is two...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,566
Posted By PeterW
If you can find telfon loaded 'friction reducing'...

If you can find telfon loaded 'friction reducing' engine oil additives, a capfull works a treat in fork oil to reduce stiction. (Note: I make no claims for their usefulness in an actual engine).
...
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,566
Posted By PeterW
I think you've screwed up measuring the sag ?....

I think you've screwed up measuring the sag ?. Sorry but ... I'm 85kg's standard springs and my sag is in the ballpark.

The KTM 1190 has about 3" more travel than a DL, so the spring rate on a DL...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,684
Posted By PeterW
I used to ride all year in NZ, admitted a couple...

I used to ride all year in NZ, admitted a couple of days I couldn't make it to work, but those were days when cars had problems as well. Used to do trips as well, hit black ice a few times as well,...
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,566
Posted By PeterW
The reason the DL is a challenge to set up for...

The reason the DL is a challenge to set up for off road, bloody heavy bike, not much travel - it needs trickery and low cunning to help there, the physics is against you.

That's why I really...
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 39,643
Posted By PeterW
I have and did. I used to work in the lab that...

I have and did. I used to work in the lab that tested helmets, one day, just for a laugh we all brought in the old helmets that were never going to be used again and ran them through. Now admitted,...
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 40,178
Posted By PeterW
You left out Diesel and traction control there,...

You left out Diesel and traction control there, just sayin.

Pete
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 3,315
Views: 667,443
Posted By PeterW
I've never used the buttons ?. I rode it home for...

I've never used the buttons ?. I rode it home for my wife, took the windy route including a bastard downhill, I expected it to change up and try and fire me into the ARMCO but no issues. I'd be happy...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 3,315
Views: 667,443
Posted By PeterW
I have, and yes, at low speed it will do the same...

I have, and yes, at low speed it will do the same as a Rekluse. Brave of them, but I'd go for it - but then, I'm not one of the superhuman gods of motorcycling who infest ADV ;)

Pete
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,290
Posted By PeterW
That's a more rational comment than most. I gave...

That's a more rational comment than most. I gave up bicycles because of the risk, not motorcycles, so, yeah, I must have a limit there.

But as for the original question, nope, but I never rode for...
Forum: Australia 11-04-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 33,205
Posted By PeterW
Don't know why people pay big $$$ for those...

Don't know why people pay big $$$ for those Rekluse thingys then :)

I'd have said just what I needed in the technical stuff - no faffing around looking for the right gear.

Pete
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 47,237
Posted By PeterW
Yes, BUT with the Yamaha you'd only expected...

Yes, BUT with the Yamaha you'd only expected normal services, the BMW, well, I was lucky, mine was a good one, friends with them, not so lucky a LOT of shop time that wasn't scheduled.

(When...
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By PeterW
As noted above, it should be in the low mA, if...

As noted above, it should be in the low mA, if that.

The battery will also discharge via internal chemical reactions which you can't measure accurately - which is why just parking the bike for a...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,207
Posted By PeterW
Summer here they work better than anything else...

Summer here they work better than anything else I've tried. At least you sweat through them so not unbearably hot.

Pete
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,583
Posted By PeterW
As some of the others said, cheap overpants will...

As some of the others said, cheap overpants will work fine, anything that blocks the wind.

After that, I found hard leg/knee armour was best at holding out serious cold.

Pete
Forum: Face plant 10-31-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 56,510
Posted By PeterW
Laugh I hear the other place has better tracks ..... ...

I hear the other place has better tracks .....

And only 1200GS's .....


Pete
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4,311
Views: 582,740
Posted By PeterW
Unless it's changed a LOT you have to keep low...

Unless it's changed a LOT you have to keep low hydrogen sticks very dry. Basically a hot box a dehumidifier or real fresh.

Pete
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By PeterW
You can use a tube, but if it's a big tear the...

You can use a tube, but if it's a big tear the wires inside the carcase will be cut and that'll tear up the tube as well.

Stuffing the tire with clothes or a sleeping bag and riding real slow is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 8,939
Posted By PeterW
Depends how late you find the problem, if it's...

Depends how late you find the problem, if it's "soon enough" stand the bike up, brake like hell while it's straight then lean it again and take the corner at reduced speed - that's the "I got...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By PeterW
Tramping backpack with a frypan worked well for...

Tramping backpack with a frypan worked well for me.

Bottom of the flypan got a polished section and there was an easily repairable 1" hole in the pack.

The MAIN issue with backpacks is what you...
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,593
Posted By PeterW
Sustained high speed isn't an option around here,...

Sustained high speed isn't an option around here, well, not if you want to keep your licence. I can guarantee 440k's out of the Glee, but if it's slower speeds ~80kph 500-600k's out of a tank is...
Forum: Beasts 10-25-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,566
Posted By PeterW
The sag is based on spring damping equations,...

The sag is based on spring damping equations, with linear springing, linear damping there's a number gives fastest settling time, that's around 30% overshoot on the first rebound. Real suspension...
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