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Old 12-27-2012, 09:37 AM   #15001
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Indoor plumbing AND a carpeted garage!???



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Old 12-27-2012, 09:43 AM   #15002
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Indoor plumbing AND a carpeted garage!???

Only the Desmosedici ever got the privilege of parking in the hallway of my shop, just outside my office... The rest of the poor bikes only got the cold, hard polished concrete of the garage and shop.

And heaven forbid... On trips my poor ol' Tenere has to park *OUTSIDE*...






BTW, the Desmosedici gets to use the indoor plumbing, too!


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Old 12-27-2012, 09:44 AM   #15003
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I *NEVER* mentioned anything about "single cylinder 5Litre bikes", cug-less... GrahamD did in post # 15000:
I apologize for mixing that up - I still think you're talking out of your rear end ... still not worth my time anymore. I ride how I ride and whether I can downshift properly or not - you don't have a clue about that part.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:00 AM   #15004
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I apologize for mixing that up - I still think you're talking out of your rear end ... still not worth my time anymore. I ride how I ride and whether I can downshift properly or not - you don't have a clue about that part.

And you don't have the slightest clue whether I ride "going so slow" or not, despite your assumptions...

OTOH, by your own admission you flub enough downshifts that you get your "rear wheel hopping and losing road contact"... Remember who said this?


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Ducati Multistrada 1200, KTM 1190 Adventure, 2013 R1200GS. I don't think the Tiger 1200 has one, but it likely doesn't need one as the Triple doesn't build as much compression and therefore engine braking as the big twins.

And for what do you need it? Big twin engine braking is quite harsh. If you ever start riding a bit faster and downshift hard you'll notice your rear wheel hopping and losing road contact because the engine braking is too much. But as you old farts are going so slow anyways, Yamaha has probably decided it's not worth the effort ...

BTW, I notice you own *NONE* of the bikes you mentioned, yet there you are, giving us a "talk about technology in bikes you don't own" (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=15022), eh? So what are you talking out of there?

Honestly, IMHO there's a pretty big clue there whenever you start talking about downshifts being "hard"...

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Old 12-27-2012, 10:12 AM   #15005
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I *NEVER* mentioned anything about "single cylinder 5Litre bikes", cug-less... GrahamD did in post # 15000:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=15000


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Old 12-27-2012, 10:16 AM   #15006
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I've tried to stay out of this riviting dialog, but now you've mentioned big singles that can
only refer to the DNA related KLR. Having had my fair share of problems related to dealing
with that much power I turned to ebay for help. I was excited to find they have an aftermarket
slipper clutch package available for the big thumper. What really closed the deal was the
free shipping! Pretty simple instal and the competition would never know you have an edge.
By Clarks - a quality product not a cheap Chinese knock off. After checking out the detailed specs, I'm pretty sure it would be a straight in fit for the Tenere too.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:16 AM   #15007
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I've tried to stay out of this riviting dialog, but now you've mentioned big singles that can
only refer to the DNA related KLR. Having had my fair share of problems related to dealing
with that much power I turned to ebay for help. I was excited to find they have an aftermarket
slipper clutch package available for the big thumper. What really closed the deal was the
free shipping! Pretty simple instal and the competition would never know you have an edge.


I'm just waiting to see who will go full head explody first.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:18 AM   #15008
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:25 AM   #15009
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I've tried to stay out of this riviting dialog, but now you've mentioned big singles that can
only refer to the DNA related KLR. Having had my fair share of problems related to dealing
with that much power I turned to ebay for help. I was excited to find they have an aftermarket
slipper clutch package available for the big thumper. What really closed the deal was the
free shipping! Pretty simple instal and the competition would never know you have an edge.




Now *THAT'S* funny... I don't care who you are, or how "hard" you downshift!!!

Kind of reminds me of the old bit George Gobel did with Johnny Carson on the "Tonight Show"... (listen at 30 secs into the video):


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efHVcgUajtA


"Did'ya' ever get the feeling the world was a tuxedo and you were a pair of brown shoes?"

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Old 12-27-2012, 10:34 AM   #15010
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Just the place I was thinkin' of for a brew, though "Fins" or "Inferno" may have better burgers!

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I thought we already agreed Fins BlueCheese burger rules Port A!

As for slipper clutches, heck, my S10 is my first bike without carbs.
First with TC
First with ABS

Leave me SOMETHING to do please. :)


Actually, it's kinda funny thinking of a slipper clutch on a 150 dirt back tire.
Don't seem right. But I bet it's coming. Someday.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:52 AM   #15011
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Oh, and Dallara, come on.

Take it easy on the young feller. I was one once. All full of wheelies and daily 2-wheel hooliganism on the public streets. (Sounds like Pluric actually) Read all the mags. Knew all the stats. My peers thought I was the man.

Those were great days.

Got a bit older. Built me a track bike. Bought some leathers. Paid an instructor.

Found out I was an idiot with a strong right wrist, but no technique. (Still rode a nice wheelie though. :) )

The better/smoother I got, the less hooligan I became on the streets. Lost rank with the squid friends. Gained rank with the wife.

Now I'm a harmless gent on a bike with a drive shaft. Go figure.

Got some gorgeous leathers hanging in the closet. I can't zip up.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:02 AM   #15012
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I thought we already agreed Fins BlueCheese burger rules Port A!

As for slipper clutches, heck, my S10 is my first bike without carbs.
First with TC
First with ABS

Leave me SOMETHING to do please. :)


Actually, it's kinda funny thinking of a slipper clutch on a 150 dirt back tire.
Don't seem right. But I bet it's coming. Someday.

And as always, Snakebitten brings us the calming voice of reason...

Without a doubt the burgers at "Fins" are the Port A standard... But the the grub at "Inferno" is pretty choice, too!

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Old 12-27-2012, 11:09 AM   #15013
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Oh, and Dallara, come on.

Take it easy on the young feller. I was one once. All full of wheelies and daily 2-wheel hooliganism on the public streets. (Sounds like Pluric actually) Read all the mags. Knew all the stats. My peers thought I was the man.

Those were great days.

Got a bit older. Built me a track bike. Bought some leathers. Paid an instructor.

Found out I was an idiot with a strong right wrist, but no technique. (Still rode a nice wheelie though. :) )

The better/smoother I got, the less hooligan I became on the streets. Lost rank with the squid friends. Gained rank with the wife.

Now I'm a harmless gent on a bike with a drive shaft. Go figure.

Got some gorgeous leathers hanging in the closet. I can't zip up.


There ya' go again... Being logical and all.

The fit on my leathers depressed me so after a few years I sold mine!!!

Ya' know, Snake... I think you got Cug's apparent, uh... *errors*... pegged dead on the money. I just hope he doesn't end up dead on the pavement. Maybe one day he'll even learn just how ludicrous statements like "it likely doesn't need one as the Triple doesn't build as much compression and therefore engine braking as the big twins..." really are...

I also too often forget, sometimes it takes a long time for some folks to learn "Fast is Smooth, Smooth is Fast."

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Old 12-27-2012, 01:20 PM   #15014
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I've tried to stay out of this riviting dialog, but now you've mentioned big singles that can
only refer to the DNA related KLR. Having had my fair share of problems related to dealing
with that much power I turned to ebay for help. I was excited to find they have an aftermarket
slipper clutch package available for the big thumper. What really closed the deal was the
free shipping! Pretty simple instal and the competition would never know you have an edge.



I went down to the BMW shop to try and find some genuine BMW motorrad MX slippers.

None at all. I'll have to try Kawasaki I think.

I've got the pipe already so that's done..
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:10 PM   #15015
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What's apparent is you need to obviously improve your reading comprehension and recall skills, along with your riding ones...

I *NEVER* mentioned anything about "single cylinder 5Litre bikes", cug-less... GrahamD did in post # 15000:

By the way that was a joke. You know an attempt at "exaggerated memory" humour ...

never mind...

Continue..

P.S. Post 15000 Wooohoo

Anyway, I am going for a ride to practice some big twin down shiftin' and rev matching....

Cop Yall later..
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