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Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,641
Posted By Garry
^this. Chances are good that an Adv-touring bike...

^this. Chances are good that an Adv-touring bike will provide the best fit. You may find the sport-touring bikes to have too little peg-to-seat room (for longer legs) or the forward lean on some...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
To adjust the clock: 1) Push the Mode button...

To adjust the clock:

1) Push the Mode button until the clock is displayed
2) Push both buttons down at the same time. Clock should start blinking.
3) Push Mode to adjust hours. press Set to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-25-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,528
Posted By Garry
No, they aren't straight from camera (a well-used...

No, they aren't straight from camera (a well-used Canon A570 IS point and shoot).

I cropped and tweaked them in Photoshop. Many of the photos had lighting issues (blown out, shooting into the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-25-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,528
Posted By Garry
Not really. When I was a kid (1970s) I used to...

Not really. When I was a kid (1970s) I used to hunt small game with my Dad and the place was thick with pheasants. But it was really rare to see turkeys. Now that has switched. You see turkeys all...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-22-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By Garry
I live in the eastern 'burbs. Check out my "Fall...

I live in the eastern 'burbs. Check out my "Fall Foliage" thread for a map of the good stuff that lies out in the Laurel Highlands near Seven Springs...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-21-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,528
Posted By Garry
Here's a map of the loop (~130 miles of mostly...

Here's a map of the loop (~130 miles of mostly public dirt roads). If anyone wants the GPX files (two legs, there is break in one road), shoot me a PM with an email address.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-20-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,528
Posted By Garry
Fall Colors in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern PA

The riding season is winding down and fall foliage is peaking or just past peak so I wanted to get out for a nice all-day dual sport ride to see the road less traveled. Cold start (upper 30s), but...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
Well, I need to do a leak down test to get a...

Well, I need to do a leak down test to get a sense of what's going on in there before lining up for an expensive winter project. Not as expensive as buying an 1190 Adventure though :-)
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
The bike feels better with the leaner jetting,...

The bike feels better with the leaner jetting, but I didn't have an opportunity to test the 5th/6th WOT issue. Perhaps tomorrow. Still feels down on power. I need to find someone that can do a leak...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
No, it's been this way all summer I think. If I...

No, it's been this way all summer I think. If I had to hazard a guess, I would say the bike runs better in the cool morning than warmer (80s) afternoons, so that would indicate it's rich as the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
I've recently noticed that my SMR doesn't want to...

I've recently noticed that my SMR doesn't want to pull WOT in 5th or 6th gears and seems generally down on power. It will rev out OK (not strong) in the lower gears. The best example would be WOT...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
The rear brake on my SMR is pretty much...

The rear brake on my SMR is pretty much worthless. Braking power has decreased over time. Pads are fine, caliper gets cleaned regularly, fluid changed a bit a over a year ago. I know very little...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
Sport tires are dead in about 3K miles....

Sport tires are dead in about 3K miles. Sport-Touring rears last about 4K. I have no idea why my bike eats tires. I keep a close eye on pressures (mid 30s). I suspect it's because the bike has lots...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF)

Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF)
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
Killed off yet another rear tire today with a run...

Killed off yet another rear tire today with a run down to WV. The bike is about to turn over 55K (54957), so the BT-023 waiting in the garage should be its 16th (?) rear tire. I love this bike.
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
If you're referring to PIP's bike (PIttsburgh),...

If you're referring to PIP's bike (PIttsburgh), that bike was a monster. It was custom jetted for max power with those pipes. When I rode with him, he was constantly lifting the front. I don't know...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,314
Posted By Garry
Nice meeting you yesterday Bentley's Kedgi. Have...

Nice meeting you yesterday Bentley's Kedgi. Have a great trip!

Now off to the garage for an afternoon of spinning wrenches on my 530...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
I generally run premium but have put more than a...

I generally run premium but have put more than a few tanks of regular in over 55K miles and never noticed anything. In fact, the bike may get ever so slightly better fuel economy on regular vs...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
Like Walter said, the bikes are generally very...

Like Walter said, the bikes are generally very solid after a few well-known upgrades. My 07 will still eat a fuel pump every 15K miles (more or less) and eventually the oil tank sight tube and/or...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,346
Posted By Garry
I have wondered why the Moto3 class in MotoGP...

I have wondered why the Moto3 class in MotoGP uses 250cc engines instead of 450s. I would think you could spin off cool bikes like this from a 450cc track bike.
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
Figure about 40 MPG. My SMR has a 3.7 gallon...

Figure about 40 MPG. My SMR has a 3.7 gallon tank, and the low fuel light comes on at 110-120 miles. Then I have maybe 30 miles or so in reserve. The regular SM has a larger tank.
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
I'm at (runs to garage) 54,155 miles right now....

I'm at (runs to garage) 54,155 miles right now. Original clutch. Evoluzione slave a couple years ago (just because).
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,657
Posted By Garry
Buell Ulysses maybe? Longer travel suspension,...

Buell Ulysses maybe? Longer travel suspension, good brakes, 100 HP, sporty, practical, hard luggage. The engine has a totally different character than the KTM.
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
Thought about it and decided I wanted to order...

Thought about it and decided I wanted to order parts from the US for less $$. For two sets of points ($50) I can rebuild dead #3 and dying #4. That should get me another 30K miles. I doubt I will...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
I suspect that fuel pump #4 is starting to shit...

I suspect that fuel pump #4 is starting to shit the bed. Time to rebuild #3 with new points and start carrying it with me everywhere I go. Now I just need to find the link a friend sent me to order...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
After a two hour test ride the verdict is that my...

After a two hour test ride the verdict is that my bike runs better with inserts out (rather than in) with X-bike jetting. Not a huge difference, but throttle response seems a bit crisper.
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
I just pulled the inserts out of my Leos to see...

I just pulled the inserts out of my Leos to see how the bike runs with X-bike jetting and a free-er flowing exhaust. Sounds mean, but a bit loud.
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
I posted a link to your Flea Market ad on our...

I posted a link to your Flea Market ad on our local moto forum. GLWS...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
Xbike jetting per aeronaut way earlier in this...

Xbike jetting per aeronaut way earlier in this thread:
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
Wow. That is horrible fuel economy. You need to...

Wow. That is horrible fuel economy. You need to see what jetting is in there. FWIW, I got just over 40 mpg with Head2Wind jetting and about 38-40 with Xbike jetting. I don't commute in the city on it...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
No effect at all. The speedometer is driven by...

No effect at all. The speedometer is driven by the front wheel. There is a sensor that mounts on the left fork leg by the brake caliper.
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
I kept the inserts in my LVs with the xbike...

I kept the inserts in my LVs with the xbike jetting. Way too loud without them. Can't say I've tried inserts out WITH xbike jetting as the other times I had them out I was running the H2W jetting....
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
Every 3000 miles, religiously. Always with a new...

Every 3000 miles, religiously. Always with a new OEM filter.
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
50K+ miles and counting. The Mobil 1 15W-50 is...

50K+ miles and counting. The Mobil 1 15W-50 is the only weight that is NOT energy-conserving, so it's safe for use on wet clutches. Ran it for 40K+ miles on my Sprint RS too. Obviously I ride a lot...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,892
Posted By Garry
It would be nice if Triumph still offered a bike...

It would be nice if Triumph still offered a bike like the Thunderbird Sport in their "classic" series: triple discs, fully-adjustable suspension, strong linear power from the triple, but classic...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
There is also the gravity bleed: slightly open...

There is also the gravity bleed: slightly open the bleed nipple to where fluid just leaks out slowly and keep refilling the reservoir as it drains. Worth a shot if other bleeding approaches don't...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,144
Posted By Garry
They don't handle like a true sport tire because...

They don't handle like a true sport tire because they have a flatter profile. If you want the bike to effortlessly fall into turns (at the expense of stability when upright), then stick with a sport...
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 9,586
Views: 1,423,052
Posted By Garry
Don't forget ATF as a viable clutch fluid, or the...

Don't forget ATF as a viable clutch fluid, or the easy gravity bleed method (just open the bleed nipple a bit and refill the reservoir as needed).
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,213
Posted By Garry
I'm all about trying new stuff. If I've had a...

I'm all about trying new stuff. If I've had a bike for more than a season or two, there is almost no chance I would replace any bike with same one again given the opportunity.
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 140,665
Posted By Garry
I really, really, really wanted to love the Buell...

I really, really, really wanted to love the Buell Ulysses, but after three test rides, it just didn't push my fun button. I decided that preferred a bike with a light crank/flywheel that likes to rev.
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