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by stk0308
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Kickin' Tires
Topic: High Mileage Owners
Replies: 12
Views: 1180

Re: High Mileage Owners

10K miles here since May. The only issues I have seen is rust starting at the corners and recesses in the frame, black clutch fluid, darkening brake fluid. Pretty much my experience too in 13k miles. The black parts of the front fairing are taking a bit of a beating due to following distances on gr...
by stk0308
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Fast & Far
Topic: Random videos from my travels
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Random videos from my travels

Ohio 260

by stk0308
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Fast & Far
Topic: Random videos from my travels
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Random videos from my travels

US421 "The Snake"

by stk0308
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Fast & Far
Topic: Random videos from my travels
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Random videos from my travels

One of my favorite southwestern MO roads. 125. I feel I have to mention, I believe the high pitched whistle is actually the air moving over the mics at the front of the camera. I've tried to reduce it with physical windsocks, but it's still there. I'm relocating my camera on my helmet to try and red...
by stk0308
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Mods & Maintenance
Topic: Radiator protection and downpipe grille
Replies: 31
Views: 1529

Re: Radiator protection and downpipe grille

The R&G rad guard I have on my Street Triple also mounts to the radiator mounts directly. So, I expect this would be the same. The pipe guard looks like it mounts to the fairing, though. The pipe guard does mount to the fairing. I have both and like them, but the downpipe grille does make it a pain...
by stk0308
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Kickin' Tires
Topic: MPG to date, I'm surprised
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: MPG to date, I'm surprised

Worst gas mileage I've see was at full power, and a good sportbike pace here in the upper Ozarks. 28 mpg

Best gas mileage I've seen was a low power, and shepherding a group across Illinois and into Kentucky on a tour. Never breaking 65mph. The on-board computer showed 54mpg.
by stk0308
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Mods & Maintenance
Topic: Tire replacement choice ??
Replies: 17
Views: 648

Re: Tire replacement choice ??

The strange thing is the front on mine is worn almost as much as the rear. Here is a picture of my front after loading onto the trailer vs the BMW on the T30. I"ve been destroying front tires almost as fast as rear tires. Whether it's the OEM S21(1867 miles), Road5(4549 miles), or the current Z8. I...
by stk0308
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Mods & Maintenance
Topic: Anyone else foul out spark plugs?
Replies: 43
Views: 998

Re: Anyone else foul out spark plugs?

stk0308, The shock is what you are talking about? No I have not. I'll take a look at it tomorrow. " rotate it around where the axle it at the top of the swing", meaning the shock is compressed? Thank you for the idea. No, the axle adjustment eccentric. I'm not familiar with it. I'm going to researc...
by stk0308
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Mods & Maintenance
Topic: Anyone else foul out spark plugs?
Replies: 43
Views: 998

Re: Anyone else foul out spark plugs?

Have you tried rotating the rear eccentric? If you rotate it around where the axle it at the top of the swing, that would drop the rear a bit. Free lowering. We had a number of people do that with Triumph's single sider. stk0308, The shock is what you are talking about? No I have not. I'll take a l...
by stk0308
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Mods & Maintenance
Topic: Anyone else foul out spark plugs?
Replies: 43
Views: 998

Re: Anyone else foul out spark plugs?

I did have the folks at Willow Springs advise me, because when I was in the curves, I'd drag the foot peg on the pavement the entire curves length, so they said not to lean so much. I explained my bike was lowered, and that I was riding 'safely", and they 'nope, don''t', they did not care. ¯\_(ツ)_/...