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by Peter Pan
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: BAD Head Shake from Low Speed
Replies: 22
Views: 388

Re: BAD Head Shake from Low Speed

Makeing a test ride once I hurt my wrist that bad, it ached for days. Get through that wobble speed range fast and you do not have further trouble above. And get some training best under guidance.
2 cent
by Peter Pan
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Forwarded from a friend...
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: Forwarded from a friend...

Heel erg bedankt voor het "groene ding".
Dank ock för det gröne Ding.
Thanks for the "green thing".
by Peter Pan
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Forwarded from a friend...
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: Forwarded from a friend...

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not much of a friend of the greens, better do things right then prohibite everything what makes fun.
The "green thing" is in "how" you apply the technics and starts in the brain of each single one.
by Peter Pan
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Forwarded from a friend...
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: Forwarded from a friend...

A few contrasts I get in mind:
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3 bycicles: I am happy with mine
by Peter Pan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Had to ride home in 1 or 2 gear
Replies: 16
Views: 360

Re: Had to ride home in 1 or 2 gear

on 2 clutches (out of 3) I had to weld nuts on top of some of the screwed up clutch cover screws. Often the thread is good but the allen gets round. Best you buy good 12.6 grade screws.
by Peter Pan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: MartyL's Yamaha 1976 XS650C
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: MartyL's Yamaha 1976 XS650C

Congratulations Martyl. Not many are able to count on their first bike as ride. Cuote from Tgtrotter: "That bike went through 3 brothers but not me." That was a good joke. You better should have looked for that curb to stop... your brother seems to have a good memory and took revange. We all have so...
by Peter Pan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Valve cover gaskets 2018-& older
Replies: 12
Views: 286

Re: Valve cover gaskets 2018-& older

Jim Pettiti (rip) of Racewayservices, Salem OR, used to clip off the center conector because it tends to pull the seal into the valve cover and cause a leak.
by Peter Pan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Cylinder Head Temperature Differences
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Cylinder Head Temperature Differences

Double check wih Infrared thermal gun, might be the sensors are crossed over. My Sophie too used to have the left side always hotter, before I took off the vacuum hose from the gasoline valve. Once with manual gas cock both cylinder heads use to stay within 5ºC (correctly called 5K as Kelvin). Typic...
by Peter Pan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: BAD Head Shake from Low Speed
Replies: 22
Views: 388

Re: BAD Head Shake from Low Speed

Hello Cookiemech, remember what Claus said: The driven sidecar of the Gear up needs way less toe in. 0-0,3" (so does call the manual too.) There the trick is appearingly to tilt the sidecarwheel a bit toward the motorcycle. (just like if a solo bike goes to the left) that way you have a force pushin...
by Peter Pan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: BAD Head Shake from Low Speed
Replies: 22
Views: 388

Re: BAD Head Shake from Low Speed

The other day at Claus's shop in Hamburg, a rig came in with a beadle dampener and the man was unhappy. First Claus made him adjust his way too soft shocks to a decent behaviour. Then Claus had him turn the handlebar. Comment: "That steering dampener is for a car, try this one, its for a rig which n...
by Peter Pan
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: BAD Head Shake from Low Speed
Replies: 22
Views: 388

Re: BAD Head Shake from Low Speed

one tip...always get fast through the head shake speed. It is typical on all rigs at very low speeds, 15-20kmh. It origines out of the fight between forces /Right pulling - left pushing which vary accourding to speed. Once above or below that speed all gets smooth again. There are many rigs out in t...
by Peter Pan
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What's a Hoarder to Do?
Replies: 12
Views: 308

Re: What's a Hoarder to Do?

Same story here with german Oldtimer Markt and Geo. Even with a 30+K$ perfect valve and building controls inventory...nobody wants it even for free and I got no time to take out the valuable repair instructions...by the way modern Oldtimer Praxis repair guides by no way have the explication quality ...
by Peter Pan
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Had to ride home in 1 or 2 gear
Replies: 16
Views: 360

Re: Had to ride home in 1 or 2 gear

By the way, it is easier and much faster to take out the engine together with gearbox then the gearbox alone.
by Peter Pan
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: The big trip
Replies: 333
Views: 26308

Re: The big trip

to answer Lokibays question: On one hand there are always guardian angels taking care for each one of us...some people are able to get the guardian angels in deed pretty bussy. In my case Lee Snow in Death Valley 1988, Sergey Krutko in CR 2007, Mickey Sherfield in Anchorage 2013 and yesterday our fr...
by Peter Pan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Touching lives, sometimes you don’t know.
Replies: 18
Views: 334

Re: Touching lives, sometimes you don’t know.

Pat and his sidecar buddy: ... nope...Strange Pat, your video doesn't show up on this side of the big pond. ------- A blind dog needs his service dog: 8) Luke was a Golden Retriever we picked up from a busstation in 2010 when recently someone had burn his face with some kind of chemical. A few years...