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  • Trials's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:11 AM
    Wire mesh over the air intake is almost a must, exhaust plug is a good idea too, anywhere you don't want mice to nest is usually best left wide open,...
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  • Missy B's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:44 AM
    While many are gearing up for winter, we are being released from the scorching temps of summer. This past week, we had gorgeous temps but I had to...
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  • AZridered's Avatar
    11-18-2018, 10:15 PM
    The oil in the engine right now, unless you have just changed it, already has had some moisture cycle through just from normal use. If the bike is...
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  • Deerhead's Avatar
    11-18-2018, 09:40 PM
    2019 RTE Ride To Eat Northwest TN Saturday April 6, 2019 See the Eagles Hi all, My suggestion for the winter doldrums is to put this SPRING RTE on...
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  • CountofQ's Avatar
    11-18-2018, 07:56 PM
    Thanks. Mouse-proofing... wire mesh over exhaust pipes and (somehow) over the intake/air filter. Anywhere else? Not sure how I would keep them...
    6 replies | 68 view(s)
  • Trials's Avatar
    11-18-2018, 05:30 PM
    If it's likely to be exposed to repeated cycles of intense cold and then milder temps throughout winter in a humid environment, then there is a...
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  • asp125's Avatar
    11-18-2018, 04:55 PM
    Up to you, some folks like to change the oil before winterizing, others when they come out of hibernation.
    6 replies | 68 view(s)
  • Trials's Avatar
    11-18-2018, 03:13 PM
    mouse proofing
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  • CountofQ's Avatar
    11-18-2018, 11:32 AM
    So it's getting cooler around here than I' am comfortable riding in, so I'm thinking about putting her up for the winter. Will be my first year...
    6 replies | 68 view(s)
  • Trials's Avatar
    11-16-2018, 06:44 PM
    Trials replied to a thread Suspension in General Forum
    Trials riding isn't near as slow as you think it is :| at least not where we ride. https://youtu.be/V6DBSn7FFB0
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  • AZridered's Avatar
    11-16-2018, 01:12 PM
    AZridered replied to a thread Suspension in General Forum
    The least complex suspensions on motorcycles will normally have only spring preload at the rear suspension. This is because when you add stuff to...
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  • AZridered's Avatar
    11-16-2018, 12:58 PM
    AZridered replied to a thread Suspension in General Forum
    The springs do not affect the speed at which the suspension can respond, that function is fulfilled by the dampers (shocks). The purpose of the...
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  • Sorg67's Avatar
    11-16-2018, 10:41 AM
    Sorg67 replied to a thread Suspension in General Forum
    From you earlier comment about keeping the suspension operating mostly in the middle of its range of motion, I inferred that the suspension would...
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  • Trials's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 02:05 PM
    Trials replied to a thread Suspension in General Forum
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  • AZridered's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 11:42 AM
    AZridered replied to a thread Suspension in General Forum
    The amount of sag at which the suspension is set does not affect how quickly it will react to change. Sag is merely an expression of how high or low...
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  • Sorg67's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 07:40 AM
    Sorg67 replied to a thread Suspension in General Forum
    It makes sense to me the many of the principles of suspension adjustment optimization would apply to both track and street and to both experienced...
    29 replies | 538 view(s)
  • midknyte's Avatar
    11-14-2018, 11:14 AM
    ...recent information from consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers shows that the brainchild of F1 mechanic Daniel Campagna and car designer Paul...
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  • AZridered's Avatar
    11-13-2018, 04:57 PM
    AZridered replied to a thread Suspension in General Forum
    When my older son was racing (road racing) we would spend one of the practice sessions working on suspension settings. When he finally reported that...
    29 replies | 538 view(s)
  • Sorg67's Avatar
    11-13-2018, 02:37 PM
    Sorg67 replied to a thread Suspension in General Forum
    Interesting and useful as always AZ. Thanks.
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  • AZridered's Avatar
    11-13-2018, 01:34 PM
    AZridered replied to a thread Suspension in General Forum
    Firmer is not necessarily better. There is value in riding a bit, making a change, riding again, etc., in order to begin to understand how changes...
    29 replies | 538 view(s)
  • Joseph Hanna's Avatar
    11-12-2018, 09:21 PM
    Joseph Hanna replied to a thread Suspension in General Forum
    Yes of course.... I would have liked to go to Racetech but just didn't have the time to jaunt out to Pomona. A friend hooked me up with a guy who...
    29 replies | 538 view(s)
  • smoore's Avatar
    11-12-2018, 05:49 PM
    As the Marvel fanatic I am, I was saddened to log into social media this AM and find that Stan has left us. He had a few rough years here near...
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  • Sorg67's Avatar
    11-12-2018, 01:57 PM
    Sorg67 replied to a thread Suspension in General Forum
    Would there be any merit to setting up the suspension of a bike for beginners with very soft suspension? Provide the opportunity to see the impact...
    29 replies | 538 view(s)
  • asp125's Avatar
    11-11-2018, 10:03 AM
    It breaks my heart seeing all that area affected. First the area near Ojai, now this. Lovely riding roads.
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  • asp125's Avatar
    11-11-2018, 09:59 AM
    asp125 replied to a thread Suspension in General Forum
    Back in the day I had my Gixxer set up by a local race mechanic. At first I was skeptical because the bike felt way too soft around town. But it came...
    29 replies | 538 view(s)
  • Trials's Avatar
    11-10-2018, 06:02 PM
    Trials replied to a thread Suspension in General Forum
    Sweet! roll back the compression dampening enough that you can notice a difference and if that helps. Spring rates other then preload are a more...
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  • thud300's Avatar
    11-10-2018, 05:59 PM
    Prophetic post, here. My thoughts and prayers to those affected by the fires, some really intense videos out there :shock:
    40 replies | 1583 view(s)
  • SoCal LabRat's Avatar
    11-10-2018, 05:35 PM
    SoCal LabRat replied to a thread Suspension in General Forum
    I have the R model so the front end is adjustable. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    29 replies | 538 view(s)
  • Trials's Avatar
    11-10-2018, 05:23 PM
    Trials replied to a thread Suspension in General Forum
    In the absence of a compression dampening adjuster, is cheap and easy to just do a fork oil change to 5 weight. imho thin oil makes for a more...
    29 replies | 538 view(s)
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