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650 Twins / Re: Avon Roadmaster
« Last Post by zundapp on Today at 05:08:44 pm »
I din't found any comment here talking about modern radial tires like the Conti Road Attack (which is available for 650 RE). You guys are prefering diagonal tires, which is some kind of outdated technology. Is there any reason for that preference?

Availability maybe....

When I changed my Pirellis, Avons were my only option if I wanted a matching pair.
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Campfire Talk / Re: Sport bike mirrors
« Last Post by NVDucati on Today at 05:08:31 pm »
I pass a lot of time watching motorcycle videos, MotoStars etc.
I notice that many of the FPV videos shot in sport bikes show the mirrirs folded in facing each other.
 Why?
My experience doing that was on enduro / dualsport bikes was to keep branches from killing  my mirrors.
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650 Twins / Re: Avon Roadmaster
« Last Post by NVDucati on Today at 04:54:05 pm »
I recently changed the front tyre to an Avon Roadmaster 2 from the stock Pirelli.  Previously, the bike was squirreling all over the place on any uneven road surface - paint, seams, cracks etc, but now it is rock solid and the squirreling has completely disappeared.  And I always thought it was to do with the rear tyre, which is a Battleax.
Is "Avon Roadmaster" a simple typo?
I see Avon SpeedMaster and Avon RoadRider MkII ...

That aside, I had the same experience with the OEM Pirelli tires once you used them at a higher pace.
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650 Twins / Re: Avon Roadmaster
« Last Post by CPJS on Today at 04:47:52 pm »
I din't found any comment here talking about modern radial tires like the Conti Road Attack (which is available for 650 RE). You guys are prefering diagonal tires, which is some kind of outdated technology. Is there any reason for that preference?
Search Continental tyres.
I have mentioned them on here, as most on this forum are from the US, I don't think Continental are too much on the radar.
Shame, as the Road Attack3 is probably the best tyres available for our bikes.
On second thoughts don't say anything, we don't want them to be in short supply if they find out how good they are.
Lets keep them for the Europeans.
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650 Super Meteor / Re: Super Meteor 650
« Last Post by NVDucati on Today at 04:46:14 pm »
I notice in a video that the navigation system is Google powered.
If nothing else, the ads and email spam one gets will be based on exactly where you have ridden and the places where you have parked  ;).
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Campfire Talk / Sport bike mirrors
« Last Post by JessHerbst on Today at 04:45:33 pm »
 I pass a lot of time watching motorcycle videos, MotoStars etc.
I notice that many of the FPV videos shot in sport bikes show the mirrirs folded in facing each other.
 Why?
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Campfire Talk / Re: Gun Nut Thread !
« Last Post by AzCal Retred on Today at 04:45:18 pm »
It's obvious that it's not a smart thing to advertise your ghost gun building on a public forum. With pictures no less.The real question is why you thought it was necessary to do so. Starting to look like the 06 January 2021 "selfie" phenomenon. With no numbers to track, no paper trail, proving date of construction might be tricky. What you do covertly inside your own home is your own issue. Advertising it on a public forum much less so. The working assumption must be that there is there is zero risk of blow-back to yourself. How that actually works out in 2023 is yet to be determined.
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/08/24/federal-ghost-gun-regulations-go-into-effect-after-judges-reject-challenges.html#:~:text=pause%20the%20change.-,The%20regulations%20require%20that%20the%20main%20components%20used%20to%20manufacture,and%20keep%20records%20of%20sales.

The regulations require that the main components used to manufacture ghost guns — the frames and receivers — be assigned serial numbers. They also require that buyers undergo background checks before purchasing the components and that dealers be federally licensed to sell the kits and keep records of sales.
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350 J Platform / Re: 1st service.
« Last Post by Dexter on Today at 04:24:54 pm »
I get valve clearances done I am going to ask if I can sit in and watch.Shouldnt be a problem. If they say sorry due to health and safety bullshit I will take the bike elsewhere.

Another member here recently had the same idea. Good luck with that!

Forgetting health and safety concerns, which will immediately squash this idea anyway, if YOU were the mechanic, would you want some guy looking over your shoulder watching you work? I can tell you the answer to that is a resounding NO, having worked in the auto trade many years ago.

If you NEED to sit in to monitor the job, then you'd best learn to do the job yourself.

Welcome to the forum.
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650 Twins / Re: Avon Roadmaster
« Last Post by Karl Steel on Today at 04:19:27 pm »
I din't found any comment here...
I found something with the search function
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Campfire Talk / Re: Gun Nut Thread !
« Last Post by him a layin on Today at 04:07:22 pm »
parts kits that are readily convertible to functional weapons, or functional “frames” or “receivers” of weapons, are subject to the same regulations as traditional firearms.
good thing i bought my 80% lower (for precisely this contingency) before this went into effect. wonder if i saved the receipt?
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