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Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 16,266
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Posted By Aprilia
Correct. Tool allows you to load the circuit to...

Correct. Tool allows you to load the circuit to see what is happening. I don't use it often but when I do it saves all kinds of time. Most electrical troubleshooting I do is result of/by owner...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16,266
Views: 1,827,786
Posted By Aprilia
Old switch contacts can high enough resistance...

Old switch contacts can high enough resistance that it would not allow full 12+vdc and current to pass but using a VOM and its low current to pass freely indicating the switch is functioning...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 27,379
Views: 5,377,815
Posted By Aprilia
Laugh You guys really need to read your owners manual....

You guys really need to read your owners manual. The stock muffler has two bolts that you can remove to flush out the excess carbon build up. 2nd thought that's on the KLR.... Ummm never mind.:wink:
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16,266
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Posted By Aprilia
Traditional green....

Traditional green....
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 15,550
Posted By Aprilia
Real motorcyclist's will have a ball on anything...

Real motorcyclist's will have a ball on anything with two wheels and an engine... Some of the most fun I've had is "racing" our pit bikes after a long day at the track. Nothing like banging bars on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16,266
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Posted By Aprilia
That and owners who know what the heck they are...

That and owners who know what the heck they are doing. Bikes that come into my shop with issues begins with questions like, "what have you done, modified or changed recently" and "when was the last...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16,266
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Posted By Aprilia
Basic fountain straw (drinking kind) works well...

Basic fountain straw (drinking kind) works well too...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-11-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27,379
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Posted By Aprilia
Thus why I had to convert my Aprilia SXV550 to...

Thus why I had to convert my Aprilia SXV550 to track only. Not only would I lose my lic I'd have to spend some time behind bars if allowed on the street. Every time I swing a leg over Mr Hyde emerges...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 27,379
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Posted By Aprilia
As of beginning of the year I had 10 bikes. Now...

As of beginning of the year I had 10 bikes. Now down to 5. Still deciding what the next two for sale will be.... Making room (time wise) for a new arrival in two weeks. No, not new bike but the baby...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-08-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,355
Posted By Aprilia
I own/run a track day organization...too old to...

I own/run a track day organization...too old to race lol. Couldn't have said it better... The only bad tire is an unpredictable one. The idiot holding onto the handle bars is often the most...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16,266
Views: 1,827,786
Posted By Aprilia
On the KLR its two fold...stock handle bars often...

On the KLR its two fold...stock handle bars often bend before a lever bends. Built in soft landing :eek1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-06-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27,379
Views: 5,377,815
Posted By Aprilia
No more tax talk...today I jumped on the S10 and...

No more tax talk...today I jumped on the S10 and went from Phx up to Flagstaff via the long way. Had lunch in Flagstaff, checked for frozen pipes at my place (none) then caught my Suzuki 1250...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-05-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 27,379
Views: 5,377,815
Posted By Aprilia
Its not all roses. Our reg tend to be pretty high...

Its not all roses. Our reg tend to be pretty high comparably but that's what is nice about any vehicle that is under 1500lb gvw and is dual purpose reg is capped at $32 annually. A new S10 would run...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16,266
Views: 1,827,786
Posted By Aprilia
Is it easy? Sure but it all depends. If you don't...

Is it easy? Sure but it all depends. If you don't feel comfortable sell them and get the cogent drop ins. Rick can preset them for you individually. BTW...cart emulator's work far better with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-04-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 27,379
Views: 5,377,815
Posted By Aprilia
No sales tax on private AZ reg vehicle purchases....

No sales tax on private AZ reg vehicle purchases. If I buy out of state all I need is sales doc showing sales tax was paid at some point (even to another state) and I don't have to pay it. I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-03-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,355
Posted By Aprilia
No, its red. My green one is similar maintenance...

No, its red. My green one is similar maintenance wise. I have an aprilia SXV550 that requires and engine teardown every 80hrs. I recently completed its 3rd overhaul. You'll have to rip that bike from...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-02-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,355
Posted By Aprilia
Thats probably pretty generous. My dirt bike...

Thats probably pretty generous. My dirt bike tires only last about 200 miles. Oil is changed every 20hrs, valves done at 45hrs, topend every 90hrs. Valves did last till 200hrs so that was nice.
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16,266
Views: 1,827,786
Posted By Aprilia
Chargers...not exactly correct but I was only in...

Chargers...not exactly correct but I was only in the battery manufacturing business for a doz years or so. (yes, that was sarcasm) :evil

Monitoring with bike off...I don't leave a maintainer on...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 16,266
Views: 1,827,786
Posted By Aprilia
One can monitor a battery with the bike off as...

One can monitor a battery with the bike off as well...what is a good resting voltage for a wet cell is nearly dead for a lifepo. The Engineer in me says ometimes more $ equals a better product....
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 16,266
Views: 1,827,786
Posted By Aprilia
https://www.clearwaterlights.com//infopg_cvs.html...

https://www.clearwaterlights.com//infopg_cvs.html

Very accurate and stupid simple. Software included for those with LiFePo batteries.
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 15,550
Posted By Aprilia
I raced dirt and street for over 20yrs. Have...

I raced dirt and street for over 20yrs. Have owned over 50 motorcycles and currently keep about 1/2 doz in the garage at any one time. I rescued a 92 a few yrs ago from a guys backyard. I needed a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-25-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,353
Posted By Aprilia
I have 36" inseam with stock seat in high...

I have 36" inseam with stock seat in high position. When slid forward my knees do occasionally touch its not an issue for me. All my gear have armor. 600+ days are no issue but I'll be looking at an...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By Aprilia
2013 after....only because folks haven't put...

2013 after....only because folks haven't put enough miles on them yet lol. I suspect this issue is primarily due to EPA requirements. In the auto world we are seeing many new cars burning oil as...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By Aprilia
It was about mid 2010 that the worse was...

It was about mid 2010 that the worse was addressed but even later models will burn some oil as the miles rack up. I've done 3 2013's this year. Big bore kits are cheap and resolve the issue...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-19-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,355
Posted By Aprilia
ANY fuel that does NOT have ethanol will give...

ANY fuel that does NOT have ethanol will give better performance/mileage. Ethanol contains less energy...:huh
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,355
Posted By Aprilia
Higher octane is primarily for anti-knock. I...

Higher octane is primarily for anti-knock. I don't know if the S10 has a knock sensor. If it does than running regular is not an issue.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,355
Posted By Aprilia
2013....

2013....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,355
Posted By Aprilia
Its happened to me twice in last 6k miles. Both...

Its happened to me twice in last 6k miles. Both times I started and shut the bike off 10-15 sec later. Only way to restart was to apply full throttle.
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6,453
Views: 2,875,586
Posted By Aprilia
My better half spends most of her work life...

My better half spends most of her work life performing surgery on other folks. I perform surgery on others bikes. We both keep a clean work area. She gets paid 'slighly' more than I do....:evil
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Forum: The Garage 02-16-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6,453
Views: 2,875,586
Posted By Aprilia
I'm just glad that I don't own or need a push...

I'm just glad that I don't own or need a push mower. We like our yards el'natural here in Az. Interesting that others know how high you can stack them before getting wobbly lol.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-15-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,355
Posted By Aprilia
I mounted mine on right side near top of side...

I mounted mine on right side near top of side cover. Plenty of room for it and wiring. Might be different with ES depending on where they added all the electronics for it. If I recall most of it went...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-12-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 2,145,756
Posted By Aprilia
UK EBay...about 1/2 the price from state side...

UK EBay...about 1/2 the price from state side providers.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-08-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 27,379
Views: 5,377,815
Posted By Aprilia
Thus my comment of "could". I didn't bother...

Thus my comment of "could". I didn't bother playing with it as adding the OEM winglets got everything just fine for me...I'm 6'3"
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-08-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27,379
Views: 5,377,815
Posted By Aprilia
That "huge gap" can/could reduce negative...

That "huge gap" can/could reduce negative pressure behind the screen reducing turbulence.
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16,266
Views: 1,827,786
Posted By Aprilia
For most street riders 10k for optimum. Though...

For most street riders 10k for optimum. Though stock is not really worth it. Go too long with aftermarket and you have more than just service but replacing parts like a shaft. For lots of off road...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-06-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 2,145,756
Posted By Aprilia
Thats part of the worldcrosser sticker kit... ...

Thats part of the worldcrosser sticker kit...

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z75/aprilia063/Bike%20Projects/S10/IMG_20141026_102256_zps4aa6f4fa.jpg
Forum: Vendors 02-06-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 245,628
Posted By Aprilia
As I reside in Flagstaff (home of the largest...

As I reside in Flagstaff (home of the largest Ponderosa Pine forest in the US) I can assure you there are no palm tree's. We may be a bit warmer but we get probably 3X the amount of snowfall than...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16,266
Views: 1,827,786
Posted By Aprilia
No shit Batman.... Fortunately I've gotten wise...

No shit Batman.... Fortunately I've gotten wise enough to NEVER try that. 30 yrs ago that would have been me :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16,266
Views: 1,827,786
Posted By Aprilia
There's a huge market for used Cogent shocks....

There's a huge market for used Cogent shocks. Save your stock shock for when you sell the bike.
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16,266
Views: 1,827,786
Posted By Aprilia
Notice I said at speed... I've owned both Buells...

Notice I said at speed... I've owned both Buells and HD's. A bit past idle they are quite smooth. I didn't spend much time idling...
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