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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Yesterday, 09:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,783
Posted By Nailhead
I thought my 1150GS ADV was a pig to put on the...

I thought my 1150GS ADV was a pig to put on the center stand until the 990 came along. I weigh about 230 & have to lift my left foot so all weight is on the right, and pull like hell on the case...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 09:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,887
Posted By Nailhead
http://nailhead.smugmug.com/photos/i-VzzrFZQ/0/M/i...

http://nailhead.smugmug.com/photos/i-VzzrFZQ/0/M/i-VzzrFZQ-M.jpg (http://nailhead.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Benelli-650S/n-h2zks/i-VzzrFZQ/A)

Benelli 650S.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 635
Posted By Nailhead
That looks like a good show, but it's way too far...

That looks like a good show, but it's way too far away.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-22-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,510
Posted By Nailhead
I appreciate the suggestions, but like I say,...

I appreciate the suggestions, but like I say, I've got dealing with it figured out to the point that it's a rather infrequent issue these days: G2 cam & warm it until the fan comes on without...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-22-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,510
Posted By Nailhead
Only one thing has ever introduced a note of...

Only one thing has ever introduced a note of regret into my 990 experience: the pitifully, SHITIFULLY, under-developed fuel injection system. Throttle snatch, stalling-- it's inexcusable they let...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-22-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By Nailhead
This. Mine have held up great. You'll...

This.



Mine have held up great. You'll find a lemon in every product line from time to time.

When I see the above brands, the phrase "ass rape" comes to mind. Stock rotors are similarly...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-22-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 635
Posted By Nailhead
Thanks, y'all. That's a good start. :thumb

Thanks, y'all. That's a good start. :thumb
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-20-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 635
Posted By Nailhead
Thanks for the tip-- good reason for a ride south.

Thanks for the tip-- good reason for a ride south.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-20-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 635
Posted By Nailhead
Where'd it go? Last I remember, it was just off...

Where'd it go? Last I remember, it was just off I-25 at Speer, or something. I hadn't seen it there, so I figured it had gone under.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-20-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 635
Posted By Nailhead
Dammit, I missed that one. :baldy Probably...

Dammit, I missed that one. :baldy

Probably got rained out, anyway...

Thanks, Marc.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-16-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 635
Posted By Nailhead
Cool-- thanks. I hope they have the Heritage...

Cool-- thanks.

I hope they have the Heritage Rd open by then. I'm not sure you can even get to H Square right now.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-16-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Nailhead
It's like some enlightened, telepathic highway...

It's like some enlightened, telepathic highway engineer took a peek inside my childhood motorcycle fantasy and then built it.

I actually had to pull over the first time I rode it because I was...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-16-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 635
Posted By Nailhead
Question Any Vintage Moto Shows/Museums in the FR Area?

On my post-WY to-do list are seeing some vintage motorcycles.

After years of pix shamelessly provided by the likes of nachflug, jehu, and Gator Jane without any nearby way to satisfy the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-14-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,842
Posted By Nailhead
Nice thought, but I'm not in that demographic.

Nice thought, but I'm not in that demographic.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-14-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Nailhead
If you do go to the Black Hills (which I can't...

If you do go to the Black Hills (which I can't recommend enough, except during Bike Week), DO NOT leave without riding the Iron Mountain Rd (AKA The Pigtails): it is an absolute riot, with lanes that...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-14-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,573
Posted By Nailhead
Take NOTHING for granted but uncertainty. See...

Take NOTHING for granted but uncertainty. See "Rollins Pass" for details...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-14-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,842
Posted By Nailhead
This. Riding can set up the perfect conditions...

This. Riding can set up the perfect conditions (dehydration, leg position) for leg cramps. I get 'em a lot, and if I stopped every time I felt one coming on I'd never get anywhere.

I'll stand up...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-14-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Nailhead
Anything can happen the first week of September...

Anything can happen the first week of September on the WY portion of your loop, so don't get too wedded to either the schedule, or that leg of your journey. Some of the worst winter road conditions...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-30-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By Nailhead
That's how Wyoming works: you pull over when you...

That's how Wyoming works: you pull over when you see someone broken down on the side of the road.

This kind of hospitality is one of the reasons I lived there for 18 years.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-28-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,214
Posted By Nailhead
I wish that wasn't true-- changing 990 tires...

I wish that wasn't true-- changing 990 tires makes me want to kill myself.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-26-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By Nailhead
I bought a 'Toe years ago, and it has never...

I bought a 'Toe years ago, and it has never loosened up, or disappointed in any way. Great product.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-26-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,214
Posted By Nailhead
I'm game. I need a chance to lose the Wimp in a...

I'm game. I need a chance to lose the Wimp in a Stream title I earned with Hell & Prairie several years back... :icy
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-18-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,001
Posted By Nailhead
The suite of solutions I've used so far: ...

The suite of solutions I've used so far:
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/18/a6aa36c2149742892b6f12ac9a3be9cc.jpg

CW from upper left: 1. Water: staying hydrated keeps congestion loosened up,...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,402
Posted By Nailhead
Nice bike! I found one last May after having...

Nice bike!

I found one last May after having lusted after them since high school.

You lucked out big-time on that 3/4 seat-- an RS isn't complete without one.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-12-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,001
Posted By Nailhead
So I take some Ibuprofen for the headache. I'd...

So I take some Ibuprofen for the headache. I'd call that a bargain...

Thanks again for the info.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-12-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,001
Posted By Nailhead
Assuming you actually have hair... This...

Assuming you actually have hair...

This tree-pollen season has been an apocalypse for me. Absolutely debilitating. I'm a walking histamine reaction. I take two Cetirizines per day, my eyes itch,...
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,177
Posted By Nailhead
Checked with a dealer for some sort of...

Checked with a dealer for some sort of computer-based fix for this: the service manager had never heard of such a thing.

It seems like there is no sensible, straightforward fix for this...
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By Nailhead
Agreed-- I realize the voltmeter isn't...

Agreed-- I realize the voltmeter isn't necessarily the absolute authority on system voltage, but I thought I'd put it out there on the off chance someone else experienced a comparable issue.
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By Nailhead
My left side switch position appears by the...

My left side switch position appears by the voltmeter to determine whether the bike charges or not. It seems to have some sort of dead spot at the LO position, and has to be delicately set there.
...
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,818
Posted By Nailhead
I don't actually, I'm just a little closer to...

I don't actually, I'm just a little closer to determining what the problem might be. Some lucky trailer repair shop around here is going to be the one to actually fix it.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-01-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16,556
Views: 2,665,699
Posted By Nailhead
Off to CL.

Off to CL.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-07-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Nailhead
Thanks very much one & all-- I'll pass the info...

Thanks very much one & all-- I'll pass the info along
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-05-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Nailhead
Good Mercedes Shop in the Denvee/Boulder Area?

A buddy has a 300TD wagon he's got some issues with & needs a reputable shop to take it to.

Help?
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,818
Posted By Nailhead
Had a few other things going on, and I wasn't...

Had a few other things going on, and I wasn't using the trailer much.
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,818
Posted By Nailhead
Update: Some Clues...

I jacked up the offending side of the trailer & spun the wheel on the good hub while Giggity pulled the Johnson Bar on the controller: it came to a quick but gradual stop. When I did the same on the...
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,177
Posted By Nailhead
The sensors are in the old wheels, sitting in the...

The sensors are in the old wheels, sitting in the garage.

The fact that this thing bleats like an orphaned lamb without sensors nearby suggests to me battery failure wouldn't solve this problem.
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,177
Posted By Nailhead
Funny you should mention technology in that...

Funny you should mention technology in that light, because I find my love for tech is slipping due to what I see as an ever-increasing number of fails: A cable tv system less reliable than a Mid-East...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-03-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,798
Posted By Nailhead
Somewhere I have a copy of a pic of my dad in a...

Somewhere I have a copy of a pic of my dad in a fatigue jacket riding some sort of Triumph scrambler through the North Park sagebrush with his M16 slung over his shoulder.

Memorable.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-03-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By Nailhead
Moved back home after 18 yrs in WYo, but I fully...

Moved back home after 18 yrs in WYo, but I fully intend to continue riding around the Laramie Mountains, maybe southern Big Horns, and, indeed, the Shirley Basin area. I'll really be missing the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-28-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,408
Posted By Nailhead
Amen, brother, with one caveat, though: winter...

Amen, brother, with one caveat, though: winter is, to me, essential for true appreciation of the miracle of summer. You don't know what you've got until it's gone.
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