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  1. I just took a look at my dash. Without ABS you...

    I just took a look at my dash. Without ABS you get a yellow triangle warning light that stays of for about 10 seconds and then turns off when the computer decides that there is nothing wrong with...
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    New two-stroke engine design concept

    You might find this article regarding a new theoretical two-stroke engine design interesting. But one thing is for sure it is too complicated and would be too expensive to be built for the commercial...
  3. I would be surprised if your ST didn't have ABS. ...

    I would be surprised if your ST didn't have ABS. To my knowledge BMW was installing ABS on all of their motorcycles around that time. I ordered my 2009 F650GS (uses the same 800cc engine as your...
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    It never gets below 40 degrees F at my home...

    It never gets below 40 degrees F at my home during the winter and maybe 75 degrees during the summer. So I don't pay that much attention to what oil I use. But it is good to know that Rotella T6...
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    Well, so much for BMW's oil recommendations....

    Well, so much for BMW's oil recommendations. :confused:
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    Thumpin: Are you sure that you have been using...

    Thumpin: Are you sure that you have been using Rotella T-6, or was it T-4? T-4 is the mineral oil version of Rotella which has a viscosity of 15W-40, while T-6 is the full synthetic version with a...
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    Beautiful photos, Chris. Everything is sure nice...

    Beautiful photos, Chris. Everything is sure nice an green and it has been a long time since I have seen snow. We are entering our dry season now and the grassy hills are starting to turn brown. I am...
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    Ancient Greece video

    Here is a really neat short video showing what ancient Greece might have looked like during its heyday. It is one of a series:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YrJxz6xsAk&feature=youtu.be
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    BTW, the Italian electric motorcycle...

    BTW, the Italian electric motorcycle manufacturer, Energica, claims to make all of their plastic fairing parts using their own 3D printer machines. I bet that process is interesting to watch.
  10. Kawasaki dreaming of a Slingshot competitor

    Here is a link to Kawasaki's patent application for a three-wheel vehicle like a Slingshot, but with front wheels that lean into a turn. Looks kind of complicated to me: ...
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    2020 BMW R1250RS review

    Motorcyclist Magazine commutes on the 2020 BMW R1250RS. Seems like kind of overkill for a commute, but here is their review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My5sXYBmfU4
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    I have read that Zinc and phosphorus are a good...

    I have read that Zinc and phosphorus are a good thing for highly-stressed motorcycle engines. But it is bad for catalytic converter life, which is why the oil companies are cutting back on the...
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    Thanks. Very creative. But fortunately, I don't...

    Thanks. Very creative. But fortunately, I don't need any of those parts at the moment.
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    I don't know anything about Westway. But if you...

    I don't know anything about Westway. But if you want cheap oil that works well, I would recommend Shell Rotella T4. It is a 10W-40 conventional oil that meets JASO MA2 specifications. I have been...
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    Those parts look really nice. Just as good as you...

    Those parts look really nice. Just as good as you might see from BMW, maybe better. How does the cost of producing the parts compare with something similar bought from an aftermarket source? What...
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    I agree. But the way things are going around the...

    I agree. But the way things are going around the World right now, it might take a while to get very many responses. :confused:
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    Shouldn't this subject matter be in the Grownup...

    Shouldn't this subject matter be in the Grownup section instead of in the General Discussion section?
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    Welcome, EikeImmer. 3-D printing can be very...

    Welcome, EikeImmer. 3-D printing can be very useful if you have the correct equipment and knowledge. It sounds like you do. [:)] I am not sure if anyone else here has your talent and skill with a...
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    This morning I got on my KTM and rode to Alice's...

    This morning I got on my KTM and rode to Alice's Restaurant, leaving at sunup. While the highways were pretty much deserted at that hour, I was very surprised to see all of the open space hiking area...
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    I continue to follow the Itchy Boots videos. She...

    I continue to follow the Itchy Boots videos. She has been riding around the Netherlands while she cools her heals at home waiting for the pandemic crisis to end in South America so that she can...
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    Speaking of riding destinations (or the lack...

    Speaking of riding destinations (or the lack thereof): I heard on the news today that all of the beach parking lots in San Mateo County, and likely also Santa Cruz, San Francisco and Marin Counties,...
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    My big complaint about Harley owners is that some...

    My big complaint about Harley owners is that some of them around here have gone overboard with the noise that their bikes make by completely removing their mufflers and rattling windows all around...
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    I had a similar starting problem with the gel...

    I had a similar starting problem with the gel cell battery that I had bought for my F560GS, which was manufactured in June 2008. I was worried about the alternator, too. So I installed a digital...
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    What with barber shops, hair salons and nail...

    What with barber shops, hair salons and nail salons being put on the opening back burner in many places, I really wonder how many of these small mom and pop operations are still going to be around...
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    Sounds like the Tesla self-driving option feature...

    Sounds like the Tesla self-driving option feature - the price of which is being raised to $8,000 starting next week.
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