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by MontyCarlo
Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: tire question
Replies: 10
Views: 3259

Here's a piggyback question. If the swing arm says a higher pressure than the tire indicates, what should you do? I have a strange feeling I don't have quite the right tires for my bike, from a previous owner. ME550 rear and ME330 front on a 750 Nighthawk - '95. The tires indicate lower pressure th...
by MontyCarlo
Wed Nov 15, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Another one of my predictions. Take with a grain of salt.
Replies: 13
Views: 3874

Re: Another one of my predictions. Take with a grain of salt

With the recent switch of MotoGP to 800cc, and the subsequent very impressive performance the smaller engines have turned out, expect to see a new class emerge in production sport bikes. While the 750 class has more or less died with only Suzuki keeping it alive, it's likely that the "More Powerful...
by MontyCarlo
Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:54 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Question... Switching States
Replies: 16
Views: 5745

There's not a whole lot of fantastic twisties in that area. There are good motorcycling roads in the great state of Texas but they are few and far between. Mainly far between. A ninjette really isn't suitable for the wide flat and fast stretches you'll encounter riding in Texas. You will definitely ...
by MontyCarlo
Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Someone take this guy's bike from him...
Replies: 15
Views: 5227

Burnouts are childish, bad for the ozone layer, and FUN! :twisted:

I always give old rear tires a sendoff by giving them a nice healthy burnout. I wouldn't waste tread unless I was about to replace the tire though...
by MontyCarlo
Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:02 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Wet Clutch, Dry Clutch?
Replies: 26
Views: 9315

Just an FYI for Posthuman: I don't really expect you to grasp this subtle point, but I thought I'd let you know that a wet clutch saps horsepower and torque through dissipative (hydrodynamic) processes. Parasitic losses, if you will... So your pooh-poohing the "disadvantage" of shaft drive due to to...
by MontyCarlo
Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: which do you think is better? PP 2CT or DCIII?
Replies: 4
Views: 2492

Is your Corsa worn out?

If you get a new tire you'll have to scrub off the chicken strips, or maybe just use one of these

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by MontyCarlo
Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: LED's
Replies: 5
Views: 2119

I didn't see the Luxeons, only the cheap ones. Some states only allow the brake light to flash for the first 3-4 seconds. The BRAKE! is nice because you can adjust the duration (2 settings + off/no modulation) up to about 2 1/2 seconds. It starts by strobing at, oh, 240 Hz or so, then maybe 500 Hz 3...
by MontyCarlo
Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: LED's
Replies: 5
Views: 2119

If you're going for those cheap LED bulbs, get the red ones, they'll work better in your lenses. Personally I wouldn't buy any of those. If you really want a good upgrade, save your pennies and spend the bucks on a BRAKE! L.E.D. taillight. They have a very large array of LED lights (= more light), a...
by MontyCarlo
Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: In a city w/no helmet laws
Replies: 27
Views: 6697

Having suffered a couple of concussions from my early cycling days, I was already aware of the utility of a helmet when I started riding motos. I always wore a helmet even though I was in NM at the time and was optional. Fast forward a few years and I'll be moving back, where it will again be an opt...
by MontyCarlo
Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:54 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 600CC
Replies: 30
Views: 7807

That Daytona is soooo pretty. I was convinced I was going to buy one:inlove:. Until I sat on it. :cry: Too small for my gigantic frame, just like all the other RR bikes out there that don't start with a B and end with a W.
by MontyCarlo
Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: The Ulitmate Plastic Bike accessory
Replies: 23
Views: 5295

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little... :puke:
by MontyCarlo
Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: selling a bike on EBAY, shipping out of country....
Replies: 12
Views: 3401

I agree with the others. I smell a scam.

I would only accept PayPal or a USPS Money Order for a transaction like this. *Maybe* a Western Union money order other well-known company. NO CASHIERS CHECKS.
by MontyCarlo
Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: bmw extras
Replies: 3
Views: 1326

Heated grips and RID/computer are must-haves. The ESA stability control system adds a margin of safety that depends on your riding habits. If you like all-weather rides through the twisties on wet roads, then definitely go for it. If you're just doing fair weather trips on superslab, you probably do...
by MontyCarlo
Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Life Experiences - helmets
Replies: 14
Views: 3895

From your description it sounds like you did the only thing possible, swerve out of the way off the road. I'd much rather lowside on grass than plow into a car any day. Unfortunately, it might be harder to prove liability on her part since you avoided the collision and didn't actually hit her vehicl...
by MontyCarlo
Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Uh Oh, cold fingers!
Replies: 26
Views: 7750

My GS has the handguards which keep most of the wind off. It hasn't gotten much below 40 degrees here lately so my hands haven't gotten too cold yet. No heated grips on the bike. Last Sunday the BMW dealer had demo days. It was WET and COOOLD. I took a new 1200GS out for a spin, and decided to try o...
by MontyCarlo
Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: new BMW supermoto
Replies: 21
Views: 5789

OK I'm slipping off topic but I thought I'd post these for the naysayers.

BUMP for the fat pig GS:
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by MontyCarlo
Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: new BMW supermoto
Replies: 21
Views: 5789

Speaking of HP2's and supermotos, behold the other bike BMW released this week along with the new G bikes:

BMW HP2 MEGAmoto 8)

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So Tech, is the Duc still top of the list for motards now???
by MontyCarlo
Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: explain this
Replies: 10
Views: 3291

Re: explain this

stumpy56 wrote:can someone tell me why this is soo cheap?
Sure I can. It's a GS500. The MSRP for a new '06 is about $5100. So $4K for a used 2005 with 500 miles is basically fair market value, give or take a couple hundred. It's no super duper deal, but it's not a ripoff either.
by MontyCarlo
Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:54 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Dealer Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 2165

Sounds like you're set on keeping the bike, so just see what sort of deals you can squeeze out of the dealer. A free tuneup is a good start, maybe you could get them to give you a deep discount on some fresh riding gear.
by MontyCarlo
Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Original tire - 15 years old - use it or replace it?
Replies: 24
Views: 6375

High_Side wrote:The only tire that I have had that was that old was on the front my wifes old 250 and it was deadly.
The evil part of me smiled when I read that... :twisted: "Nah, honey that tire is fine, now lean a little more into that next curve by the ravine...."