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Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,967
Views: 403,873
Posted By ivara
dropping the back only will slightly alter the...

dropping the back only will slightly alter the steering angle, making the steering slightly slower.
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,967
Views: 403,873
Posted By ivara
Just took off my clip-ons, they were on top of...

Just took off my clip-ons, they were on top of the clamp. Raising them 1-2" didn't look to be a problem


swapped bikes with a buddy that had a 03 GSXR 750, that riding position suited me well....
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 1,967
Views: 403,873
Posted By ivara
I am a owner of a "pointy" 05 SVS, but gotta...

I am a owner of a "pointy" 05 SVS, but gotta agree with all of the above, except can't comment on the handling as I havent ridden a "curvy"

As for my SVs, it has been collecting dust for years as...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 1,453,725
Posted By ivara
This quote sums up the spirit of the guys, their...

This quote sums up the spirit of the guys, their journeys and this thread pretty good!

re: fuel consumption on the Dakars vs the KTM's:

Then of course, the 640's choke adjustment acting up...
Forum: Hacks 09-06-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,210
Posted By ivara
wasn't aware that the BMW really is an industrial...

wasn't aware that the BMW really is an industrial engine....:evil

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-VtzUX3WHjdw/TmYsyI8agXI/AAAAAAAABME/nv5elJz_krM/s640/IMAG0021.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-05-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 21,116
Posted By ivara
cool! If it was mine, I'd lower the...

cool!

If it was mine, I'd lower the headlight , move the ignition key , make a bracket to lower the gauge(s)

here's how a cafe'd bonneville looks with lowered headlight + gauges: ...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2011, 01:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,842
Posted By ivara
Polaris has been using that Weber mill in their...

Polaris has been using that Weber mill in their snowmobiles too since 2006, in 80HP naturally aspirated and 138HP turboed. But since then, cut down on the 4-stroke model range and only have 2...
Forum: The Garage 08-24-2011, 03:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,158
Posted By ivara
My experience with Wera screwdrivers has been...

My experience with Wera screwdrivers has been very good. I prefer them over the Wiha drivers I've used.
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2011, 02:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,749
Posted By ivara
The Bonneville is rock solid, except for a...

The Bonneville is rock solid, except for a failing coil my problems with it , owning it for 5 years has all been self inflicted
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,842
Posted By ivara
Currently got a 97 xlt 600 triple (got it for...

Currently got a 97 xlt 600 triple (got it for free, still runs good with 12500 miles on the clock) , a 00 XCR800 triple , and a 99 xc700 liberty twin, a 02 xc800 twin and a '11 Switchback 800. All...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,275
Posted By ivara
send me the link, I'll see if it makes any sense...

send me the link, I'll see if it makes any sense to me after putting it thru google translate :deal


BTW, found an ad for this non-running IZH Jupiter in Bergen/Norway, 2000 NKR / less than 300...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,275
Posted By ivara
thanks, is the article available on the...

thanks,
is the article available on the interweb?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,275
Posted By ivara
bought this Dnepr MT-16 last year, its lots of...

bought this Dnepr MT-16 last year, its lots of fun. 4000 miles on it and its been sitting for close to 15 years before I got it. So rubber stuff was gone , carbs needed a rebuild - bad! , and I had...
Forum: The Garage 08-21-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,449
Posted By ivara
is it possible to get grips off without...

is it possible to get grips off without destroying them, if you e.g want to swap handlebars?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,496
Posted By ivara
maybe more info to be found here ; ...

maybe more info to be found here ;
http://bcozz.multiply.com/
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4,702
Views: 730,615
Posted By ivara
Norton73's pic reminded me of some carb icing I...

Norton73's pic reminded me of some carb icing I had on my Dnepr last year...:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-eOU4nr_Xbx8/TRi79HvPTEI/AAAAAAAAA-4/ajdSW9A0fpI/s640/DAG_0850.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2011, 03:38 AM
Replies: 4,702
Views: 730,615
Posted By ivara
my little Burt Munro" tribute...: ...

my little Burt Munro" tribute...:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-rGponMak1iI/Sxd_t119EhI/AAAAAAAAAZA/P2yQAKO1uyU/s800/DSCF0884-1.JPG
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 58,422
Posted By ivara
Had a moped with a fan-cooled Sachs engine that...

Had a moped with a fan-cooled Sachs engine that looked identical to the one above. Mine was 2.5hp in stock form, with a 60cc kit and 17mm Bing carb it was supposed to be around 7hp. Never had the $$...
Forum: Hacks 08-14-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,426
Posted By ivara
Had a 4-up and 5-up ride this summer - 3 kids in...

Had a 4-up and 5-up ride this summer - 3 kids in the chair + an adult riding pillion
Sorry, no pics of it
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 92,689
Posted By ivara
snowmobile drive belts, when new they've often...

snowmobile drive belts, when new they've often got some mold release goo on them.
Forum: Hacks 08-13-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,741
Posted By ivara
the camo look was non-intentional :D I think...

the camo look was non-intentional :D I think I'll go for some kind of satin black paint.
Wheels are done , and exhaust is now painted in heat resitant matte black. Pics will follow.

(no...
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 92,689
Posted By ivara
indeed ...

indeed
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MvP-CEKgSlA/SBnedNMAYDI/AAAAAAAAADw/BGlN_aJcM9k/s640/DSC_0171%252520%252528Large%252529.JPG
Forum: Hacks 08-13-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,741
Posted By ivara
losing 30# of caked mud also helps improve the...

losing 30# of caked mud also helps improve the power/weight ratio :evil

Had to bring out the rattle cans for my Dnepr, its original green paint turning brown in spots from the dreaded rust. So...
Forum: Hacks 08-12-2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,600
Posted By ivara
Will definately get hold of one of those rope...

Will definately get hold of one of those rope come-alongs.
Will be especially useful for these occasions when out snowmobiling in the spring: ...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2011, 03:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,388
Posted By ivara
here's another dude that should have his tools...

here's another dude that should have his tools revoked for a couple days :evil
Forum: Hacks 08-12-2011, 02:17 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,816
Posted By ivara
This summer, I've been inviting all the kids in...

This summer, I've been inviting all the kids in the neighborhood for hack rides (and their mums too :wink:)
everyone smiling from ear to ear afterwards.



And then this one is for the posers...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-24-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 187,735
Posted By ivara
last ride last season, I encountered some mud...

last ride last season, I encountered some mud that were slicker than snot, still sticky as glue:
...
Forum: Vendors 07-21-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 158,678
Posted By ivara
found this cool "snakeoil" bottle at my mum's...

found this cool "snakeoil" bottle at my mum's place:
My first thought were to try to make a miniature "steverstove" copy, just for the heck of it.
Then I got the idea to use it as a fuel bottle...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-21-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,649,926
Posted By ivara
good ole' countersteering. I tried an adult...

good ole' countersteering. I tried an adult size tricycle, I could easily lift a rear wheel at will
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-21-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,649,926
Posted By ivara
felt a little adventurous tonite and found an old...

felt a little adventurous tonite and found an old trail thru the woods...:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MmvNXKD5gl8/TiiajQX5fOI/AAAAAAAABLA/PbkyasEMR9o/s800/P1010109.JPG
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22,002
Views: 6,509,048
Posted By ivara
no personal experience with the EFI bikes but...

no personal experience with the EFI bikes but from what I've gathered over at Triumphrat.net. the problems here are 3-fold:
- smaller battery than earlier models (to give room for more electronics...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22,002
Views: 6,509,048
Posted By ivara
did you also get the so-called "urban tune" thats...

did you also get the so-called "urban tune" thats supposed to shut down on ECU power drain after bike is stopped?
Forum: Hacks 07-17-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,935
Posted By ivara
thanks, i noticed that conversion plate while...

thanks, i noticed that conversion plate while browsing ebay for parts last night. Sounds like a worthwhile upgrade then.

However, had to postpone the carb work, as I've been busy taking the...
Forum: Hacks 07-16-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,935
Posted By ivara
dove into the "mixing bowl of doom" today, and...

dove into the "mixing bowl of doom" today, and after a couple hours fiddling, swearing and adjusting to the specs in the manual - and new plugs, the bike now both starts - and stay running. And...
Forum: Hacks 07-15-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,935
Posted By ivara
Thanks, battery on charge right now (running a...

Thanks,
battery on charge right now (running a 45Ah car battery)

Going to double check ignition timing first
Forum: Hacks 07-14-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,935
Posted By ivara
Gutless Dnepr MT-16...

Bought a 93(?) Dnepr 650 last summer, been sitting for 15 years prior so its in bad need of a tune-up.
Inconsistent starting, runs kinda rough. And feels gutless.

Rebuilt the K65 carbs with...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22,002
Views: 6,509,048
Posted By ivara
pipes + air box removal should net you ~10hp, any...

pipes + air box removal should net you ~10hp, any more and you'll have to start shelling out more $$$.

see http://www.triumphperformanceusa.com , quality stuff, they can take your bike up to...
Forum: Vendors 06-28-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By ivara
Got this Optimus Nova multifuel stove, its been...

Got this Optimus Nova multifuel stove, its been working flawless since I bought it in 02. (Not a fan of the Nova+ though, where the fuel pipe also serves as flame adjustment) ...
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 92,689
Posted By ivara
more "bike stands"

Here's my makeshift bike lift. Was in a hurry as the 2 new tires arived the same day I had to ship my bike to go on vacation.
The car jack is one of my favorite tools, but very seldom used on my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,611
Posted By ivara
gotta be a joke, here's a list for "real riders" ...

gotta be a joke, here's a list for "real riders"
http://www.catalogs.com/info/bestof/top-10-motorcycle-gear-for-real-riders
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