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Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2012, 09:12 PM
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Posted By dougn
great commuter. i commute (los gatos to menlo...

great commuter. i commute (los gatos to menlo park) on mine every day. 160 miles before the lite comes on ...about 38 mpg. it's light, great torque, great brakes, great handling with different...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2012, 11:35 AM
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Posted By dougn
with my SMT, i get 39mpg commuting, 42 droning...

with my SMT, i get 39mpg commuting, 42 droning along at 80, and maybe mid 30s in back-road type riding. what more could you ask for??

i got over 40 consistently on my 04 adventure but it wasn't...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,337
Posted By dougn
i would think about it in order of suspension...

i would think about it in order of suspension travel/comfort....SM, SMT, SD. they will be stiffer and more smooth road oriented from left to right. still a SD has more suspension and is better on...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,337
Posted By dougn
"I'm looking to buy either a 950SM, 990...

"I'm looking to buy either a 950SM, 990 Superduke, Superduke R, or SMR."

depends on what kind of handling you want or what kind of riding you do. if your roads are smooth opt for a superduke. if...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2012, 10:44 AM
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Posted By dougn
they're not as bouncy as the contis and they seem...

they're not as bouncy as the contis and they seem stiffer. the steering seems a little slower.
i softened up the suspension setting (to the sport setting) that i had originally stiffened in order...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 324,956
Posted By dougn
PR 3s i would have opted for a stickier tire...

PR 3s

i would have opted for a stickier tire but they were out of them. truth is the pr3s are probably what i need anyway
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 324,956
Posted By dougn
i just had a new set of tires installed. finally...

i just had a new set of tires installed. finally the bouncy,busy handling is hugely improved. the stock contis may stick well but they don't handle well
Forum: Hack Vendors 04-15-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,806
Posted By dougn
one obvious question.....why would you want a car...

one obvious question.....why would you want a car tire on a motorcycle? it can't be much if any cheaper...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-04-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 21,888
Posted By dougn
BTW as long as were taking about suspension..... ...

BTW as long as were taking about suspension.....

it is uber critical to get the fork tubes parallel!!!!!!!

motion pro makes a guage for this purpose. bouncing on the forks or finding the...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-04-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 21,888
Posted By dougn
the cap shouldn't have been loose no excuses... ...

the cap shouldn't have been loose no excuses...

but if i understand.....you're talking about the cap on the left side....i don't think it does much. it's the pinch bolts that hold everything...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-04-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 21,888
Posted By dougn
here's my 2 cents. SPS did my forks on my...

here's my 2 cents.

SPS did my forks on my 04 950 adv. the results were very good but i didn't ride it off road much. i did ride it on a dirt road full of pot holes and washboard in Mexico. ...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,190
Posted By dougn
yeah...... I'm the lemming

yeah...... I'm the lemming
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,190
Posted By dougn
"Then it began to start up, unattended, in the...

"Then it began to start up, unattended, in the garage."

i consider this a feature
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,190
Posted By dougn
well i suggest you could learn something from the...

well i suggest you could learn something from the forum. there are many technical threads there explaining the various questions and issues. you see, some people go there to share real substance. ...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,190
Posted By dougn
more nonsense....it caught fire? i see nothing...

more nonsense....it caught fire? i see nothing about it that would make it any more prone to catch fire than any other fuel injected motorcycle

if anyone wants to learn about benellis, go to the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,190
Posted By dougn
Having owned two benellis and being intimately...

Having owned two benellis and being intimately falmiliar with them mechanically......I can tell you the porported reliability issues are not that bad. there was a simple lock washer situation with a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 51,349
Posted By dougn
I average 39 mpg commuting on my SMT....well over...

I average 39 mpg commuting on my SMT....well over 40 steady freeway 80 mph.
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 324,956
Posted By dougn
slick set-up. who actually makes the...

slick set-up. who actually makes the damper.....i wonder??
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 324,956
Posted By dougn
what steering damper set-up is that?

what steering damper set-up is that?
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 324,956
Posted By dougn
well i've put about 1200 miles on my SMT so...

well i've put about 1200 miles on my SMT so far....mostly commuting. that involves lots of lane splitting and slowing and acclerating. i get about 39 mpg.....over 40 when I drone along at 80+. 150...
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 324,956
Posted By dougn
a single outlet would be so cool. one could fab...

a single outlet would be so cool. one could fab a simple alum aux fuel tank for the other side
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 324,956
Posted By dougn
new SMT owner: is there a single outlet 2...

new SMT owner:

is there a single outlet 2 into 1 muffler available for the SMT? and how much weight is saved (typically) by aftermarket cans?
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,190
Posted By dougn
i've got an amazonas and a TNT sport. the long...

i've got an amazonas and a TNT sport. the long and short is they're very good. know issues are pretty well documented and easy to fix. however a weird frame issue has come up on the trek models. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-23-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,718
Posted By dougn
i owned an 04 adventure that had stock jetting. ...

i owned an 04 adventure that had stock jetting. the screws had been fiddled with a little to help the bog you could get especially in cold weather. anyway it consistantly got 40 mpg commuting or...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-17-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,557
Posted By dougn
it's built into the chassis and front end...

it's built into the chassis and front end geometry. a little more or less trail would be an interesting experiment
Forum: Orange Crush 12-04-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,373
Posted By dougn
i'm talking about the market. these seem to be...

i'm talking about the market. these seem to be so superior to lead acid.....they will take over the market
Forum: Orange Crush 12-03-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,373
Posted By dougn
i'm really interested to watch this thing go...

i'm really interested to watch this thing go critical. you don't get to see this too often!
Forum: Orange Crush 12-02-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,373
Posted By dougn
they claim 2 to 4 times a lead acid life

they claim 2 to 4 times a lead acid life
Forum: Orange Crush 12-02-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,373
Posted By dougn
amazing battery

i attended the motorcycle show in san mateo ca. last weekend and one of the more interesting things i cam across was a lightweight Li iron battery for motorcycles. it seems unbelieveable when you...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 358,568
Posted By dougn
69 honda S 90 72 suzuki TS 125 72 hodaka...

69 honda S 90
72 suzuki TS 125
72 hodaka super rat
74 honda cr 125
72 yamaha DT 250
73 CZ 125 MX
78 husqvarna CR 250
78 suzuki GS 750
83 maico 250 spider
78 suzuki GS 1000
Forum: Orange Crush 10-21-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,699
Posted By dougn
here's a bunch of facts and theorys and opinions ...

here's a bunch of facts and theorys and opinions

i put 20 k miles on an 04 and had rattleing chains off and on for the whole time

i never totally cured the problem but i did alot of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 440
Posted By dougn
rocker pegs re-visited

thought i'd try this thread over here. didn't get much response from the KTM folks


i originally developed these in the early 90s when i kept missing doubles and crushing the arch of my foot....
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By dougn
no. actually a lot of time was involved in the...

no. actually a lot of time was involved in the seemingly simple concept of friction between the boot and platform. what you see in the pic is somewhat different than the final...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-26-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By dougn
the first fit will be KTM, then probably BMW GS....

the first fit will be KTM, then probably BMW GS. they're shown on my husaberg which is the same as KTM

3 inches
Forum: Orange Crush 08-26-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By dougn
revived rocker pegs

i originally developed these in the early 90s when i kept missing doubles and crushing the arch of my foot. i tried to market them but cost finally killed the whole project. they appeared in Dirt...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-27-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By dougn
check your pressure. increase the rear pressure

check your pressure. increase the rear pressure
Forum: Orange Crush 04-25-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,880
Posted By dougn
i had a head leak, installed the new nuts and it...

i had a head leak, installed the new nuts and it was good for 10000 miles at which point i sold it.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-16-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By dougn
you have 20000 km on a water pump seal? time for...

you have 20000 km on a water pump seal? time for a new one. it's probably that simple.....
Forum: Orange Crush 04-12-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,405
Posted By dougn
check these out

check these out
Forum: Orange Crush 04-12-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 31,743
Posted By dougn
then don't do it

then don't do it
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