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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:59 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,876
Posted By The Jerk
That is a goddamn stupid thing to say. In what...

That is a goddamn stupid thing to say. In what universe would that play out like you are imagining?

"Oh OK random pissed off dude waving a handgun around, I'll just pull right over and see what...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-29-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23,212
Views: 1,562,793
Posted By The Jerk
Cuz people do that all the time? :huh My...

Cuz people do that all the time? :huh

My recollection is that the state VTL states you can't make any modification to the exhaust which increases the noise level over what it was when it left the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 790,652
Posted By The Jerk
I'm always amazed to see how much of modern...

I'm always amazed to see how much of modern motorcycle assembly is done by hand on the line as compared to the near-total automation of car assembly.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-17-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23,212
Views: 1,562,793
Posted By The Jerk
It's gonna feel great! :lol3 Oh I was just...

It's gonna feel great! :lol3

Oh I was just on the Belt today around Flatbush and they've milled the pavement roughly from Flatbush to the Mill Basin drawbridge so that will be fun too if they...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
It does not appear to be dented but it definitely...

It does not appear to be dented but it definitely appears to have a hop. Probably just needs to be trued assuming the problem is in the wheel and not the tire.

Hit a chunk of concrete while...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-16-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23,212
Views: 1,562,793
Posted By The Jerk
[/LIST] That's the logical route, it's...

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That's the logical route, it's shit and boring highway riding but if you're looking to make time it's the way to go.




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As said, the GWB route is out of your way and the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-16-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 23,212
Views: 1,562,793
Posted By The Jerk
It would be easier for the thieves to just steal...

It would be easier for the thieves to just steal the E-ZPass directly since it's velcro'd to my windshield and could be removed at any time by any pedestrian. But that's never happened in 10 years....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-16-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23,212
Views: 1,562,793
Posted By The Jerk
I remember reading about this once, apparently...

I remember reading about this once, apparently there are people who get the "exception reports" i.e. photos of the tags of the vehicles that went through where the tag didn't get read. Then they...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
Hmm the more I read about these the more I like. ...

Hmm the more I read about these the more I like. Would be great to get good handling and most users comment about how they smooth out the bumps significantly which would be very helpful to me riding...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
Interesting. Did a little looking around...

Interesting. Did a little looking around following your post and it seems that while the ContiGo! is not so hot, the Continental Classic Attack seems to be pretty well-loved. Seems like it's a bit...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
Lookin' good! :freaky

Lookin' good! :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
I suspect mine may be in the tire or front wheel....

I suspect mine may be in the tire or front wheel. It's evident when spinning the wheel and tire on a balancer that there is a bit of a hop to it, but I can't tell if it's in the wheel or tire. So...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
I have pretty much the same setup as you except I...

I have pretty much the same setup as you except I didn't raise the forks in the triple tree. I also get that 40 mph bar wobble. Maybe it's just a characteristic of the bike. I usually notice it...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
120/90-18 would conceivably work pretty well,...

120/90-18 would conceivably work pretty well, only about 4 mm taller in sidewall height than the 130/80-18.

Has anyone made the switch before from stock size to 120/90-18? Does it sharpen up the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
There's something about this that's just not...

There's something about this that's just not making sense to me, so please provide more information:

When you replaced your bars, what exactly did you do?
- Did you remove the tank?
- I assume...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
It is possible to remove the float bowls with the...

It is possible to remove the float bowls with the carbs on the bike but it is a right pain in the ass and takes patience, finesse, and three hands.

The petcock is kind of a red herring in this. ...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
Interesting...I'm not sure if that's right. I'll...

Interesting...I'm not sure if that's right. I'll check the service manual, it lists specs for the euro and Asian markets, not just US, but I seem to remember tire sizes being the same across the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-12-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 23,212
Views: 1,562,793
Posted By The Jerk
You definitely want the motorcycle one. The...

You definitely want the motorcycle one. The discount depends on who runs the toll facility. There's a pretty significant discount on TBTA facilities (ie BBT, Midtown Tunnel, Triboro, Verazzano) but...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
Talk to me about the Pilot Activ. I think I...

Talk to me about the Pilot Activ. I think I might be leaning that way. Had good experience with different Michelins on my other bikes.

Actually, talk to me about both! :D
How's the Metzeler?
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
OK guys, I'm about to be in the market for tires...

OK guys, I'm about to be in the market for tires and I know MFP is too so it's time for the W650 Tire Roundup!

I did a little research to see what's out there from the major quality tire...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
Today, after 5 years or so of ownership, I have...

Today, after 5 years or so of ownership, I have finally taken care of something I should have done a long time ago. When I bought my W, the previous owner could only find one key. Since then I've...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
OK, good to know. Just wanted to double check.

OK, good to know. Just wanted to double check.
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 20,394
Posted By The Jerk
Well of course. A fuel or ignition cut-out at...

Well of course. A fuel or ignition cut-out at x,xxx rpm isn't gonna do shit to limit rpm if you shift down into 1st at 120 mph.
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
Hey, can someone check his/her bike and see if...

Hey, can someone check his/her bike and see if there is a grommet where the wiring exits the headlight bucket? My bike doesn't have one there but it kind of seems like it should.
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
Probably until the next bump. :D Well at...

Probably until the next bump. :D

Well at least you know where to look. Odds are you've got a bare wire touching the fender or something else metal, or worn-through insulation somewhere allowing...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
So I checked the wiring diagram and yes indeedy,...

So I checked the wiring diagram and yes indeedy, it appears that the tail light, brake light, and the two front running lights all run through the same fuse. It's labeled tail light fuse in the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
If you do that, you'll let all the smoke out of...

If you do that, you'll let all the smoke out of your wires. And once the smoke gets let out of the wires, the electric stuff doesn't work anymore.
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 287,095
Posted By The Jerk
Headlight

Hey guys!
I'm interested in upgrading my stock W650 U.S.-spec headlights to the OEM Euro-spec version. I'm piping in here because in my research I've found that the part number is the same for the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
It would be quite unlikely (though admittedly not...

It would be quite unlikely (though admittedly not impossible) for the tail light / brake light bulb and the front running light bulbs to all burn out at the exact same time.

Steve I'm at work so...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
In theory they should still be in sync if you...

In theory they should still be in sync if you adjust both pilot screws out an equal amount but in practice it's good form to check it afterward just in case.
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
Also, you turned them 3.5 turns out from the...

Also, you turned them 3.5 turns out from the fully seated (turned in) position, yes? Not 3.5 turns out from their existing position when you drilled the plugs out.

Make sure that when turning...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
Do you have the stock exhaust? If so, you should...

Do you have the stock exhaust? If so, you should be able to adjust the pilot screws to make it a bit richer in the pilot circuit. Those are fuel screws you're adjusting, btw, not air screws. Those...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9,336
Views: 1,872,604
Posted By The Jerk
Just because it's on a sticker doesn't make it a...

Just because it's on a sticker doesn't make it a true, well-informed and scientifically-based instruction. I mean, why are we listening to a guy who couldn't get a job outside a sticker factory?! :D
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
Yes that's the obvious question but of course I...

Yes that's the obvious question but of course I wasn't thinking at the time so I didn't bother to check! I will do so next time I get a moment to work on the bike. :D
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
Nah, that stuff has long been properly removed. ...

Nah, that stuff has long been properly removed. The only thing connected to the vaccum nipples now is the hose from each to a T-connector which goes straight to the petcock.

No obvious sources...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9,336
Views: 1,872,604
Posted By The Jerk
That's an old urban legend. Cell signals...

That's an old urban legend. Cell signals can't/don't cause fuel fires.

EDIT: I seem to recall that several years ago, when there was a rash of fires at the pump that happened to coincide with...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
So I pulled off the vacuum hoses from the carbs...

So I pulled off the vacuum hoses from the carbs the other day in order to connect my carb sync tool and I noticed that both vacuum nipples were damp with some sort of liquid.

I didn't really think...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 33,528
Views: 8,185,819
Posted By The Jerk
Cactus style.

Cactus style.
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3,234
Views: 541,833
Posted By The Jerk
It's not that the carbs are under-engineered. ...

It's not that the carbs are under-engineered. They are in fact Keihin carbs. Keihin is a respected Japanese fuel system supplier that puts out all kinds of top-notch carbs and fuel injection systems...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-22-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23,212
Views: 1,562,793
Posted By The Jerk
Exactly. jdaniele. Accept no substitutes.

Exactly. jdaniele.

Accept no substitutes.
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