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Forum: Americas 05-24-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Frank06
This is exactly what I would do! Great advice.

This is exactly what I would do! Great advice.
Forum: Face plant 05-24-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,310
Posted By Frank06
Interesting physiological response... glad to...

Interesting physiological response... glad to hear you made it to the hospital.
Forum: Australia 05-17-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,993
Posted By Frank06
ICE is maybe 15-20% efficient, max. Typical ev...

ICE is maybe 15-20% efficient, max. Typical ev efficiency is 75-80%. Tesla's 85 kWh battery is equivalent energy of less than 3 US gallons gas. I think it's stated range is 250-300 miles...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 14,482
Posted By Frank06
@cyclebabble: Which mount is that for the Nexus...

@cyclebabble: Which mount is that for the Nexus please?

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
Forum: Trials 03-04-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,999
Posted By Frank06
Electric motors are typically 80% efficient...

Electric motors are typically 80% efficient versus 20% for ICE so even if charged 100% from coal powered plants there is generally less pollution.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,475
Posted By Frank06
Wow! Glad you are okay. I always tell new...

Wow! Glad you are okay. I always tell new riders to practice using the front brake and practice counter steering, some day it might save their lives.

I think it was in 1979 I had a girlfriend on...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-17-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By Frank06
Agree with Larry, it's called "breathing", just a...

Agree with Larry, it's called "breathing", just a little shot of throttle occasionally to get some more oil in there.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
Forum: 2 smokers 01-04-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,585
Posted By Frank06
You are going to change crank seals, etc aren't...

You are going to change crank seals, etc aren't you? Might as well send the tranny to R&D as long as it's apart...

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,140
Posted By Frank06
Nice pics. I wonder how much busier those places...

Nice pics. I wonder how much busier those places would be in another months time?
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,140
Posted By Frank06
So which was more stressful: the wallet or the...

So which was more stressful: the wallet or the glasses? (inside joke folks...)

I look forward to seeing photos in the correct order!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-28-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,805
Posted By Frank06
The set up I have in the car right now cannot...

The set up I have in the car right now cannot adequately power my N7 via the usb port with gps active, it still sucks down the battery! I just started using it and have no idea if the issue is the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-25-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 21,902
Posted By Frank06
I miss riding on the ice. Just about the best...

I miss riding on the ice. Just about the best way to go through a tank of gas I ever found.

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Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By Frank06
Here's a few of my memory-makers: Glacier...

Here's a few of my memory-makers:

Glacier National Park:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8318/7984224016_1c8ded8602_z.jpg

Somewhere in the Cascades:
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By Frank06
"Why wouldn't you ride both ways?"

It had been 32 years since I had ridden out west. This trip was Brooklin, ME to Seattle, WA and back in 28 days (including 9 days for a boat cruise in SE Alaska.) 7330 miles, camping whenever...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,733
Posted By Frank06
On my 1981 R100RT I found that shifting slower...

On my 1981 R100RT I found that shifting slower helped a lot. Instead of preloading the shifter, I grab the clutch while rolling off the throttle, wait about .5 seconds then shift. For some reason...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15,195
Views: 8,657,959
Posted By Frank06
+1

+1
Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,774
Posted By Frank06
I notice that no one is bragging about how...

I notice that no one is bragging about how quickly they can change an oil filter on a bike with an oil cooler (and a fairing, lol)....:rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By Frank06
Thanks for the advice. I've considered removing...

Thanks for the advice. I've considered removing the lower fairing but it's nice in cool weather. Too much protection in the summer though; I hardly use the bike when it's hot.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By Frank06
It sounds like it's worthwhile getting at the...

It sounds like it's worthwhile getting at the diode board and looking at things. That's one part of the bike I haven't touched yet, looks like it's a PIA. My voltmeter reads 11V at idle and drops...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By Frank06
[1981 R100RT] Mods If Stressing Electrical System?

I sometimes use heated gloves in late autumn and am now looking at a heated jacket. My diode board is stock (as far as I know, I've never looked). Is this or any other component likely to be...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-02-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By Frank06
Great info. PM sent Mike. thanks, Frank

Great info. PM sent Mike.

thanks,
Frank
Forum: Old's Cool 09-02-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By Frank06
[1981 R100RT] Final Drive Fluid Level Bolt Won't Come Out

I went to check fluid levels (which I haven't done for awhile) and the final drive fluid check bolt (12mm head) just spins. I can't get it to tighten up or loosen, even when pulling/turning with...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,937
Posted By Frank06
I had one (1100EZ) and rode it 50+K km in 3 years...

I had one (1100EZ) and rode it 50+K km in 3 years (I lived in the Eastern Townships then) but sold it due to brake (rotor) problems. The OEM rotors kept warping: the first set was replaced by the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By Frank06
Very interesting - thanks for your comments. ...

Very interesting - thanks for your comments. What is Ride-On? I've never heard of it. Obviously I can do a search but would appreciate others comments on this also.

thanks,
Frank
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By Frank06
Sliming Tubes

Just curious (and not sure if this is the right place to post this) but does anyone pre-slime their tubes to help prevent flats? I used to do this on my dirt bikes all the time but never really...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,273
Posted By Frank06
I had an '82 (my 2nd new bike) with 30+K miles...

I had an '82 (my 2nd new bike) with 30+K miles but it had brake issues. The rotors were single-pieced stamped and it was always warping them. Went through 3-4 sets (some under warranty) before I...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,715
Posted By Frank06
Good luck sorting out the engine issues. Re...

Good luck sorting out the engine issues. Re handling: it's on par with any old bike. Replacing the swingarm bushings with bronze items and steering head bearings with tapered roller bearings will...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-14-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,199
Posted By Frank06
+1 Now's the time! It's easy to pop the cases...

+1 Now's the time! It's easy to pop the cases apart and send the crank off for rebuild. Well worth the time/money. The last thing you want to have happen is to get the engine reinstalled in a...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,613
Posted By Frank06
+1

+1
Forum: Old's Cool 05-02-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By Frank06
More good info! I've pretty much decided to live...

More good info! I've pretty much decided to live with it for now and will deal with it sometime in the future. I will keep an eye out for the kit.

Thanks everyone.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-02-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By Frank06
\\ Good tip, but unfortunately (or not!) I...

\\

Good tip, but unfortunately (or not!) I did this maintenance just a few thousand miles ago.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15,195
Views: 8,657,959
Posted By Frank06
This is Eva Hakansson - Bill Dube's wife (owner...

This is Eva Hakansson - Bill Dube's wife (owner of KillaCycle).
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By Frank06
Hi BB81: It's okay to list the obvious...

Hi BB81:

It's okay to list the obvious things; upshifting usually works okay, it's downshifting where things don't work out that well. It's very easy to give a push down from 5th and end up...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By Frank06
['81 R100RT] Shifting Question...

My 1981 R100 has interesting transmission characteristics. Maybe it's me...

It seems that I can hit a lot of false-neutrals when downshifting at lower speeds. The shifter seems to move past the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-11-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By Frank06
Some of the generic supply places like Dennis...

Some of the generic supply places like Dennis Kirk used to sell them too. I'm not sure of sizes but 1" is pretty standard.

I should add that I'm referring to the baffle which is inserted into the...
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By Frank06
Ah-hah. Well, I'm surprised that the water would...

Ah-hah. Well, I'm surprised that the water would be there after sitting around and being ridden for a couple of days but it sure sounded like that!

Nothing amiss under the valve cover and the...
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2011, 03:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By Frank06
Hmmm, now that you mention it, it did rain (quite...

Hmmm, now that you mention it, it did rain (quite a lot) on the first ride a couple of days earlier, but it didn't make the noise after that ride and it's been warm(er) and dry since then. And I...
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By Frank06
I think you're right; I did all that but it can't...

I think you're right; I did all that but it can't hurt to double-check. :D I'll do it tomorrow early a.m. and report back.

Thanks for everyone's thoughts.
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By Frank06
I wasn't clear, but the engine was not running...

I wasn't clear, but the engine was not running when this happened. It wasn't a carb sound.
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By Frank06
It was a pretty loud "hiss" sound - where is that...

It was a pretty loud "hiss" sound - where is that valve? Is that what feeds into the airbox?
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