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Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,230
Posted By OldPete
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_injection_(engi...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_injection_(engine)

For a motorcycle or car on the street... forgetaboutit.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By OldPete
A very good post but this bit is off base as it...

A very good post but this bit is off base as it will increase squish and that reduces turbulence which in turn can help cause detonation.
The squish band should be less than .050" and depending on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 31,944
Views: 7,804,462
Posted By OldPete
Know shit! :lol3

Know shit! :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2,901
Views: 550,274
Posted By OldPete
Good on ya for finding the issue, I was thinking...

Good on ya for finding the issue, I was thinking a vacuum leak. :clap
Bet the valves are OK, generally when tight valves get hot they will expand inorder to touch the seat and transfer heat....
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 28,798
Posted By OldPete
:clap :lol3 Quoted for truth

:clap :lol3

Quoted for truth
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By OldPete
Not cheap but there are freewheel chainrings on...

Not cheap but there are freewheel chainrings on offer, then just run power into the cassette but chainsaw rotation must be considered first, then a jackshaft comes into play.

IIRC, Golden Eagle...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By OldPete
Tubeless is better, much less rotating mass and...

Tubeless is better, much less rotating mass and unsprung weight too. :D
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2,327
Views: 378,942
Posted By OldPete
Good update, love your RR. 5 for sure. :freaky ...

Good update, love your RR. 5 for sure. :freaky

Andi has a real gutsy traveling companion in Ellen and they offer an uber-RR.
Hope you saw his pictures of the Valley of Seven Colours. Mind blowing...
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By OldPete
This faq may interest you. ...

This faq may interest you.

http://badcaps.net/pages.php?vid=7
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By OldPete
Got steady eddy current here but did use a Belkin...

Got steady eddy current here but did use a Belkin UPS in the past.

Look for bad capacitors on the mother board or inside the power supply.
Generally the tops will be swollen with juice coming out...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 105,487
Posted By OldPete
Thanks for all the updates elfikd. I am now...

Thanks for all the updates elfikd. I am now current with all the RRs I follow.

thebigfella, another Aussie, posted the vid below on another board and after viewing it I could not help but think of...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By OldPete
Seems you got an answer here. Silicone hose...

Seems you got an answer here.
Silicone hose must not rub anything as it is not abrasion resistant, atleast that was so 15 years ago. :wink:

Note:
The whole system is under rad cap pressure,...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 24,518
Views: 4,496,179
Posted By OldPete
Sophism much? :evil ...

Sophism much? :evil

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news--general-news/kevin-ash-inquests-accidental-death-verdict/24663.html

Kevin Ash inquest's accidental death verdict
BMW was able to...
Forum: The Garage 08-08-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By OldPete
In many years of use on computers and old...

In many years of use on computers and old motorcycles there has never been an issue, for me, with plastic.

However... http://store.caig.com/s.nl/ctype.KB/it.I/id.1950/KB.215/.f

Can DeoxIT® D5...
Forum: The Garage 08-08-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By OldPete
DeOXIT... Google reviews Grease may work well...

DeOXIT... Google reviews
Grease may work well for new bright connections, DeOXIT ROCKS!
Forum: The Garage 08-06-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By OldPete
Years ago when Kawasaki had the first ram air a...

Years ago when Kawasaki had the first ram air a bunch of testing was done.
At that time, testing revealed that the bike would have to be going hella-fast for a tiny gain.

Many airbox intakes face...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,216
Posted By OldPete
Google cam chain tensioner yamahasupertenere,...

Google cam chain tensioner yamahasupertenere, read the threads.

Guys are up-grading high mileage bikes to the 2014 spec.
Since Yamaha changed part #s they might admit to an issue.

I'll most...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24,518
Views: 4,496,179
Posted By OldPete
inmate, tsiklonaut did a RTW w/pillion and...

inmate, tsiklonaut did a RTW w/pillion and camping gear on an 1150GS.
He tore up Ohlins and Wilbers and ended up with HyperPro.

His RR, the best 2up ever......
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,948
Posted By OldPete
:fight :turkish :jomomma At 240# dressed...

:fight :turkish :jomomma

At 240# dressed with a 34.5" inseam and wanting to tour ATV tracks at times with a pillion, the fat pig looks good to me.
Although I have never had an interest in hogs....
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8,597
Views: 1,683,352
Posted By OldPete
I post this as information only as I will...

I post this as information only as I will probably give AC my business and EricV. :wink:
IIRC, AC did state that there was more ignition advance at times on the '14 ECU.

Gotta email from...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 24,518
Views: 4,496,179
Posted By OldPete
Indeed it would be neat. In the beemershop...

Indeed it would be neat.

In the beemershop vid I linked he stated that the BMW ESA preload motor was not available separately.
So you gotta buy the whole unit? Hope it is not the same with...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 24,518
Views: 4,496,179
Posted By OldPete
Yeah, I went to bed at 8 last night and this old...

Yeah, I went to bed at 8 last night and this old gearhead remembered some of what was left out. :lol3

Here is the MCN review of the ES... ...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24,518
Views: 4,496,179
Posted By OldPete
I want the non-ES because the suspension will be...

I want the non-ES because the suspension will be up-grade. A small log book is all that is needed to note good settings for loads or pillion.

The 2014 has:
Better mirrors
Slightly larger wind...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8,597
Views: 1,683,352
Posted By OldPete
Who needs 10 inches when 9 looks so fine. :1drink...

Who needs 10 inches when 9 looks so fine. :1drink
They do look bitchen. :thumb

Cost $200 more than the 10s and width is on the Jesse site.
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24,518
Views: 4,496,179
Posted By OldPete
Yes, betcha they did run it w/o oil. Rods...

Yes, betcha they did run it w/o oil.

Rods rotate around a circle that throws off all oil, then they are the first to run dry.
Cams, chains, main bearings and any roller or ball bearing should be...
Forum: The Garage 08-01-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,391
Posted By OldPete
A decent start... ...

A decent start... http://rideapart.com/2014/06/modified-suspension-qa-traxxion-dynamics/

Traxxion sells a book on tuning suspension but it might be found on a street m/c forum. They do not do...
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 24,518
Views: 4,496,179
Posted By OldPete
I want this bike as my last new one and am torn...

I want this bike as my last new one and am torn between ES or non-ES.

Liking Wilbers, the poor man's Ohlins, I started poking around and found this of some interest.
Yes, I know he is talking BMW...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 27,802
Posted By OldPete
InterMot the first weekend in November. Maybe a...

InterMot the first weekend in November. Maybe a 700cc Tener too. :wink:
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By OldPete
What type of blinker fluid is in use? It just...

What type of blinker fluid is in use? It just might need topping-off. :deal
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 327,828
Posted By OldPete
Sorry wrong thread.

Sorry wrong thread.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,565
Posted By OldPete
At age 8 in 1955, standing between my Dad's legs...

At age 8 in 1955, standing between my Dad's legs holding onto the Pontiac's streering wheel I can recall motorcycles passing between cars.

Lane sharing, splitting traffic or filtering has never...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,565
Posted By OldPete
What a thread title! You sir are an asshat. :kat ...

What a thread title! You sir are an asshat. :kat
Nothing was remove, it was just move and made harder to find because a fellow asshat got his panties in a wad. Mkay?

The sky is not falling. We...
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,682
Posted By OldPete
I may just be to old. How can anyone with a...

I may just be to old.

How can anyone with a brain respect what Kevin Duke has to say as he invents grammar/words and stammers through every m/c.com video.
Follow the money, the advertising buck$.
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 327,828
Posted By OldPete
Worth the read but atleast scroll down about 60%...

Worth the read but atleast scroll down about 60% of the page for the video.
http://idratherberiding.com/2014/05/13/the-honda-africa-twin-is-back/
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 24,518
Views: 4,496,179
Posted By OldPete
Pillion grab handles are off on the Holans. IIRC,...

Pillion grab handles are off on the Holans. IIRC, the Jesse site said that reduces overall width by 2".
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,132
Posted By OldPete
No comments on the girder fork? John Britten...

No comments on the girder fork?
John Britten used a girder on his race bike many years ago.
About a quarter down the page for those interested.
...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 327,828
Posted By OldPete
Put 62k miles on a used with 14k when I purchased...

Put 62k miles on a used with 14k when I purchased it.
Honda paid royalties to ELF for their patent use. Rare occurrence for Honda to do so.

Note: The Hawk had no rear damper linkage and was a...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,682
Posted By OldPete
^^^ And the Capo is 599# wet? What's in that top...

^^^ And the Capo is 599# wet? What's in that top box? Rocks?
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,421
Views: 327,828
Posted By OldPete
No mercy in this thread. :lol3 According to...

No mercy in this thread. :lol3

According to the site idratherberiding it seems 2016... maybe. :wink:

Weight, its always about weight.
Back in the day, Cycle or Cycle Guide would fill the test...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By OldPete
Told ja! Your friend is an idiot. :1drink

Told ja!
Your friend is an idiot. :1drink
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