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Motorcycles BS Thread 2.0

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

  1. May 8, 2022 at 3:03 PM
    spencermarkd

    spencermarkd Well-Known Member

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    I use a right angle adapter and then a normal pressure gauge. I think I got a 2 pack on Amazon for like $7 and keep one with each of my gauges.
     
  2. May 8, 2022 at 5:32 PM
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    First tire change have 90 degree valve stems installed
     
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  3. May 8, 2022 at 8:15 PM
    Notoneiota

    Notoneiota Claud Bawls molested my cat.

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    That's my plan. I'm buying a set of 45 and 90 degree extenders just for checking (won't leave them on) and will swap the front stem for a 90 degree later on. The rear is fine. Just that front one is almost behind the rotor and between two tight spokes.
     
  4. May 8, 2022 at 8:17 PM
    crazysccrmd

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    I just use the normal pen sized mechanical gauges.
     
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  5. May 9, 2022 at 3:49 AM
    BkerChuck

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    I know your pain. Yamaha FJR1300 front wheel with dual discs is a real bear to check until you swap out the valve stem. I would swap both just to keep them the same but that's up to you.
     
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  6. May 9, 2022 at 3:03 PM
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    well I guess with bone stock suspension no extended cables needed :notsure:
    she works like a charm now
    pretty sure after I add some HD springs front and rear though she will be too tight at full lock

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  7. May 9, 2022 at 4:15 PM
    w.adventures

    w.adventures Adventure is out there

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    Started working on the track today. KTM fired right up and I ripped it around a little bit. Backyard is way too small for a full size bike but I have a lot of logs that I can use to setup a trials course.

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  8. May 9, 2022 at 5:06 PM
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    dont you just love looking at it! looking real nice bud :cheers:
    i sit and look at my small ruts back there and just laugh in sadness that my neighbors do not care to partake in the action :notsure:

    nobody likes to play


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  9. May 9, 2022 at 5:21 PM
    w.adventures

    w.adventures Adventure is out there

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    Ain’t that the truth!
     
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  10. May 9, 2022 at 5:33 PM
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    w.adventures Adventure is out there

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    I am trying to convince my coworker to get a mini bike because he has 2 acres. Then we can each have our own track.
     
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  11. May 10, 2022 at 2:29 AM
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    Hell, I've found that even among riders, there are quite a few that aren't really "into it" or don't know that much about it. I usually try to stop talking when I see their eyes glaze over and they start staring anywhere but at me... :rofl:
     
  12. May 10, 2022 at 5:09 AM
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    TEXAS BS Formerly known as MMXVII

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    I have one of these, it works well https://www.amazon.com/Accu-Gage-RR...?dplnkId=cfee5fc7-4084-4b1d-b7ff-5d562477b847

    next time you change tires instal these short armored valve stems.
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  13. May 10, 2022 at 9:11 AM
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  14. May 10, 2022 at 10:11 AM
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    GHOST SHIP hates you.

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    I’m curious to hear your thoughts on it after some use. I don’t like helmet mounted cameras either, but the problem I’ve heard from various places is that constant vibration tends to damage the image stabilizer on a lot of cameras, specifically phone cameras. So your pictures and videos have constant motion blur. I’d imagine its a problem with trying to cram such a delicate device in such a small package where the bulkier cameras like GoPros haven’t reported as much of an issue.
     
  15. May 10, 2022 at 11:31 AM
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  16. May 11, 2022 at 8:19 AM
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    Ended up behind a school bus for a few minutes on my way to work this morning and 4 or 5 little kids seemed to get a kick out of my bike. Pointing and waving and what not. Not sure if they could hear, but I held my gears a little longer and revved it up for them haha. Made my morning.
     
  17. May 11, 2022 at 8:33 AM
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    Aren’t you commuting on a Navi?? :bikewheelie2::D
     
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  18. May 11, 2022 at 8:39 AM
    spencermarkd

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    Nah not yet, still on the BMW. It's still like 35-40 degrees in the morning and heated grips/seat are too nice to pass up in that weather haha
     
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  19. May 11, 2022 at 10:04 AM
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  20. May 11, 2022 at 10:32 AM
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    Lol I just watched this yesterday, shortly after almost having an accident myself.

    Was lane splitting, not doing anything crazy, maybe 20-25mph in heavy traffic. All cars ahead of me were noticing me and making space, until I came across one guy in a red Honda SUV on my left side. Gonna give him the benefit of the doubt and just say he wasn't paying attention, and maybe had music too loud to hear me. When I was about 25-30ft away, he decided to either drift severely or take the opportunity to make a lane change. Tried braking but it was a little too close, managed to swerve into the right side lane at the last second, but not quite early enough due to another car being there. My left side bar end mirror ended up hitting his quarter panel lightly. Pulled over, checked my mirror which had no paint on it, and checked his quarter panel, which looked untouched. We both agreed to just let it go and carried on with our days. Thank God my bar end mirror is movable, and just folded backwards a bit.
     

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