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Motorcycles BS Thread 2.0

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by Sacrifice, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Dec 15, 2021 at 9:29 AM
    uurx

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    Tried to start the pink 1986 PW50 and it wouldn’t start. Turned over a couple times but couldn’t get it running. Guess I will finally order a new carb and throttle cable for it. 2012 fired right up. :annoyed:
     
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    is there anywhere online that lists the old amco racks and what models go with what bikes?
     
  5. Dec 16, 2021 at 10:13 AM
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    Wow, what a difference actual gear makes! Took advantage of the 60 degree weather and went out on a quick ride to test out my new jacket and gloves, before work. When you have an actual jacket and not a hoodie, cant feel any wind and feel much safer! Plus pockets @spencermarkd . But carrying 2 redbulls in the "cell phone" pockets is a bit bulky. Need to get some soft panniers next.

    I guess i can see how you guys ride in 40 degree weather with actual riding pants. And this time im wearing some wool socks, and my feet are warm. Noted for the future. I guess the moto socks I got are better in the summer.

    EDIT: also reinforces how much better riding in 60 > 40 degrees is.
     
  6. Dec 16, 2021 at 10:21 AM
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    It was 23 degrees on my ride home yesterday. That was getting a bit chilly. Snow today so I didn't ride in.

    Glad you're finally understanding that cold weather doesn't mean the end of riding season though. No bad weather, just bad gear (except large amounts of snow...) :bikewheelie:
     
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    its surprising how much of a difference appropriate gear makes, as I've recently learned.

    All summer/fall I was riding in my textile jacket, and I didn't notice windchill until a few weeks ago. went halfsies with my gf on a birthday present to myself, a wind/waterproof jacket and man does it keep me cozy on the ride.

    Now I just need my "winter" gloves to ship.

    before anyone says it...yeah my winter won't be nearly as cold as the rest of you lol.
     
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    Whenever its colder than 60, im always thinking about the tires. I get that they warm up, but still a majority of my thoughts when riding. Dont want to slide out. I probably wont ride in the snow or under 50, but good to know that i could. The bike is still not my primary mode of transportation, but its so fun.
    The gloves i got, Moose Racing ADV1 in size L, i cant decide if they are too small or big. The fingers, palm and wrist fit great, but the knuckle protector isn't sitting on my knuckles. Today my hands definitely got warm. Im glad they still breath. Definitely no wind chill on these. Ill be keeping my old Revit gloves too.
     
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    I get being concerned about tire temps but I've yet to have any issues to temps below freezing unless I hit some black ice or something. I can count on one hand in 30+ years how many times that has occurred. I tend to ride less aggressively when it's cold anyway so it's never been a factor for me.

    I'm something of a glove collector........Always looking.
     
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    Same, never had tire temp be an issue. We're not generally riding supersports with track specific rubber that has to be on tire warmers. I have dropped pressure a couple times when there's been snow but otherwise yolo. It's not like I'm riding across russia and it's in the negatives. What I've been caught off guard by is rocks and sand they put on the road, but that's usually just a little slip of the front or rear end and nothing major.
     
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    get a dirtbike and practice some moto skills, that it will for sure help you overcome some of those tire worries, little counter steering and proper body position will have you dominating that thing around turns like a pro
     
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    Do you have a bike specific air compressor?
     
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    Yeah, I have a BestRest CyclePump. It's a bit on the expensive side but is built like a tank and has some neat features on it. Also met the inventor/seller of them at a training one day, stand up dude and very active in the PNW adv scene.

    I actually have quite a bit of stuff from him.. I have his tire changing set and bead break'r thing, too.

    https://bestrestproducts.com/shop/c...-inflator/cyclepump-expedition-tire-inflator/
     
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    As someone with a smaller palm and long, skinny fingers, I have issues with glove sizing all the time lol. I've returned so many to Revzilla searching for the right fit.
     
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    I have an ARB CKSA12 that I thought would make a good ADV pump. It’s the smaller one they offer that’s meant for lockers only but their specs say it can be used to inflate truck tires (albeit super slow and underpowered for the task) in a pinch. Figured moto tires should be no problem for it though.
     
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    Question: should i do my first service early by about 150 miles? Or wait until the actual miles?
     
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    You are riding it enough. I would wait until recommended mileage.
     
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    Agreed. If you haven't reached the actual miles by the time you put it away for the winter (blech) then do it then, but no need to do it now if you're still riding.
     

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