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Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,572
Posted By enzorover
Yeah, I bought the FX because it's range fit my...

Yeah, I bought the FX because it's range fit my drive to work rather nicely. The S would have fit better but cost more and I don't like how it looks as much...

I had a headwind coming back but it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,572
Posted By enzorover
Hello, I finally got a good day to take my 2013...

Hello,
I finally got a good day to take my 2013 FX out for a range test.

It only made it 44mi before it hit 0% SOC.
The test ride I took was what I take to work and is almost exactly 50/50...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,572
Posted By enzorover
Thank you for the clarification! I'm going...

Thank you for the clarification!

I'm going to have to look into this "field weakening" effect. Never heard of it.

BTW-I just bought a 2013 FX. Will hopefully pick it up today if they're open...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,572
Posted By enzorover
To further this, consider how torque and...

To further this, consider how torque and horsepower are determined for electric motors.

As ProtoMech said, torque is a direct function of the amount of AMPS you feed into the motor. It has...
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 73,348
Posted By enzorover
Good point. Since it worked before the rebuild...

Good point.
Since it worked before the rebuild I was just assuming there was a simple wiring issue.
Yeah, tracking electrical demons through 40yr old wires sucks.
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 73,348
Posted By enzorover
My suggestion... Stop using a jumper wire and...

My suggestion...
Stop using a jumper wire and the battery to trace wires!
Go get a multi meter. There should be a continuity function on it somewhere. When you touch the meter leads together the...
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 73,348
Posted By enzorover
Unless BMW starter/solenoid wiring is vastly...

Unless BMW starter/solenoid wiring is vastly different from auto starters, the top lug is the B+ from the battery, the bottom one is the power for the starter. If you run a wire directly from...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 73,348
Posted By enzorover
You did take the fuse out of the circuit before...

You did take the fuse out of the circuit before hitting the starter??
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 73,348
Posted By enzorover
You will need to enter that beauty in some shows...

You will need to enter that beauty in some shows this summer!
I know shows aren't really your thing and, on paper, I understand why you wouldn't want to go...sounds boring. But they're actually a...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 73,348
Posted By enzorover
API (American Petroleum Institute) ratings are...

API (American Petroleum Institute) ratings are just measures of oil quality as far as I know. It shouldn't make any difference to that engine at all. I'm pretty sure that a non-API rated oil would...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 73,348
Posted By enzorover
Ummmm, yeah...what he said!!

Ummmm, yeah...what he said!!
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 73,348
Posted By enzorover
brake cable

I think you need to fashion some kind of holder or something to keep the front brake cable from flopping around and smacking your beautiful fender. Maybe a thick wire or something bolted to the...
Forum: Airheads 01-01-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 73,348
Posted By enzorover
Forgive my ignorance, but why is it ruined? It's...

Forgive my ignorance, but why is it ruined? It's just a gasket, right? Seems to me it's pretty well stuck to the engine side so maybe just slop* a little RTV around it and tighten down the band...
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 73,348
Posted By enzorover
Looking amazing, Backdrifter. 90% done with 90%...

Looking amazing, Backdrifter.
90% done with 90% to go!
I like the picture of the reflection on the header pipe, too. Very artsy!
Is there a way protect the finish so it doesn't blue with heat?
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 73,348
Posted By enzorover
I definitely say go with the cheapo's. Is the...

I definitely say go with the cheapo's. Is the paint flat? If so, get them powder coated like everything else. Or maybe chrome or silver like the forks?
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 73,348
Posted By enzorover
Looking amazing Backdrifter! So glad to see...

Looking amazing Backdrifter!
So glad to see you're getting back in to it.
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 73,348
Posted By enzorover
That chain is clearly worn out but it looks like...

That chain is clearly worn out but it looks like there was a LOT of chain slap from all the slack...slack that the tensioner should have been able to take up... Definitely take a close look at it...
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 73,348
Posted By enzorover
I couldn't agree more. You have to keep one...

I couldn't agree more. You have to keep one semi-noticeable thing completely unrestored. I've done that in all my restorations. It one of those "attention to detail" things that adds a little...
Forum: Airheads 03-07-2011, 01:16 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 73,348
Posted By enzorover
Thanks for the shout-out, buddy! Yeah, I don't...

Thanks for the shout-out, buddy!
Yeah, I don't really know anything about airheads. I just assumed that they had generators but if someone says they have alternators then okey-dokey...

I'd...
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 73,348
Posted By enzorover
First of all, happy birthday! Second...so...

First of all, happy birthday!

Second...so all that happened was that the positive jumper grounded against the frame? If that's the case, the only thing you've done is direct shorted your...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2006, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By enzorover
War hero's

I know everyone's got some well earned decorations on their pride and joys.
Let's see them...

91069
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2006, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,263
Posted By enzorover
A little clarification please...

How is an 1200lb 4x4 ATV with 30hp riding around on 10" wide flotation tires with 10psi in them any more damaging to the land than a couple of 600lb GS's with 70hp riding on 6" wide tires with 2-3x...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2006, 04:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,221
Posted By enzorover
I dont' care how HD a tube is, if a nail, thorn,...

I dont' care how HD a tube is, if a nail, thorn, whatever is long enough and tough enough to make it all the way through a steel belted tire, it's not going to have any trouble getting though an...
Forum: Europe 06-27-2006, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,288
Posted By enzorover
thanks

Once again, thank you all for your help. I spent several hours plotting out a course and it quickly became apparent that there is A LOT to see and do and eventhough a month sounds like a long time I...
Forum: Europe 06-20-2006, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,288
Posted By enzorover
Wow!! Thanks guys (gals?) for all the info! ...

Wow!! Thanks guys (gals?) for all the info!

TennKTM: I have heard of that book. I will have a look for it this week.

KTiM: The only reason I'm going through Andorra is to get a picture of...
Forum: Europe 06-20-2006, 04:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,288
Posted By enzorover
Euro trip advice needed.

I'm looking for some advice.
In about two weeks time, me, my XR650L, my GPS and a digital camera are taking 25 days to drive in Europe. Basic flight plan is as follows:
1) Leave England on the 7th...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2006, 05:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,006
Posted By enzorover
Hey now, go easy on us weathermen. It's a...

Hey now, go easy on us weathermen.
It's a thankless, satisfacitonless job but where else can you get paid lots of money for being wrong most of the time and not really accomplishing much??
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2006, 04:31 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 248,552
Posted By enzorover
Does this count???

Last year in Susaek South Korea.
I couldn't have a motorcycle... :(:
This was actually a horrible trail with huge baby head sized rocks. Nearly everyone got at least one flat that day.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-25-2006, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4,095
Views: 992,742
Posted By enzorover
Here's a pretty old structure

Came across this place on a ride today...

http://thumb6.webshots.com/t/42/43/4/86/99/2894486990075748626pIBSoM_th.jpg (http://community.webshots.com/photo/2894486990075748626pIBSoM)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-13-2006, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4,095
Views: 992,742
Posted By enzorover
Not very old but... ...

Not very old but...
http://thumb6.webshots.com/t/54/54/4/94/67/2141494670075748626GFdpOq_th.jpg (http://community.webshots.com/photo/2141494670075748626GFdpOq)
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-13-2006, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7,320
Views: 2,476,766
Posted By enzorover
Also somewhere in Canada ...

Also somewhere in Canada
http://thumb6.webshots.com/t/38/39/8/38/58/2742838580075748626RbmTIL_th.jpg (http://community.webshots.com/photo/2742838580075748626RbmTIL)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-13-2006, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7,320
Views: 2,476,766
Posted By enzorover
Somewhere in Canada: ...

Somewhere in Canada:
http://thumb6.webshots.com/t/60/160/5/91/39/2280591390075748626wYoFZa_th.jpg (http://community.webshots.com/photo/2280591390075748626wYoFZa)

Dublin, Ireland...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2006, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,401
Posted By enzorover
I think I'm beginning to see a pattern here. ...

I think I'm beginning to see a pattern here. I'll check them out.
Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2006, 02:45 PM
Replies: 77,616
Views: 8,432,168
Posted By enzorover
I like that first video! I don't have the nuts to...

I like that first video! I don't have the nuts to go that fast on my bike. To scared of ending up like the third video.
Any reason you don't have a fork brace?

Anyway, is that the power bomb...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2006, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,401
Posted By enzorover
Tank bag

Anyone got a suggestion for a nice tank bag that will work with a plastic tank? I've got an IMS tank on my XRL. My street bike uses a magnetic one which works great but obviously won't work on the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2006, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By enzorover
I want to see more picts of that dual exhaust...

I want to see more picts of that dual exhaust set-up.
Where did you get that? Looks fantastic. Lots of work to get that working I'd imagine...
Nice!!
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2006, 02:07 AM
Replies: 77,616
Views: 8,432,168
Posted By enzorover
Not sure why everyone is so down on the IMS tank....

Not sure why everyone is so down on the IMS tank. Maybe I just got lucky but mine doesn't rub anywhere and apart from the ignition box on the right it's not even close to rubbing anything. I had...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2006, 11:25 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 41,870
Posted By enzorover
I like Daisy's wind screen. Where did you get...

I like Daisy's wind screen. Where did you get that? How does it work? Do they make 'em for XRL's???
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2006, 05:22 AM
Replies: 77,616
Views: 8,432,168
Posted By enzorover
Here's another pict of the smaller "sissy bar"...

Here's another pict of the smaller "sissy bar" you get with the kit.

Basically it's just a grab bar for a passenger and a rack. If I were going to do any serious trail riding this is what I'd put...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2006, 05:19 AM
Replies: 77,616
Views: 8,432,168
Posted By enzorover
Yes I use this set-up. I really like it. I think...

Yes I use this set-up. I really like it. I think it looks nice, it carries LOTS of stuff, if you make it face front you get a nice backrest with a little rack over the tail light, if you make it face...
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