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  1. It seems to me like using the starter motor to...

    It seems to me like using the starter motor to provide slo-mo movement might be a better way to go. I think that is the way Honda does it and I seem to recall that at one time BMW might have had a...
  2. Which would be powered by a little generator with...

    Which would be powered by a little generator with a rubber wheel rubbing against the side of the tire. Kind of makes me wonder how the possum-scraper wheel would get enough traction against the tire...
  3. Michelin patents possum-scraper electric motor

    What do you make of this? :confused: https://www.motorcycle.com/mini-features/michelin-patents-rear-fender-with-built-in-auxiliary-drive-motor.html
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    It was a beautiful sunny day at Alice's...

    It was a beautiful sunny day at Alice's Restaurant today, which brought out this interesting 396 Turbo-Jet Corvette. That is the first time I have ever heard of that model. Is that a factory car, or...
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    I don't believe that we have any "volunteer...

    I don't believe that we have any "volunteer administrators" left on the forum that might have the power to help you resolve your problem. The last one is taking a one-year sabbatical from the forum. ...
  6. Welcome, Mick. I bet you are enjoying your summer...

    Welcome, Mick. I bet you are enjoying your summer while riding your GSA right now. [:)]
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    As always, just follow the money. :rolleyes:

    As always, just follow the money. :rolleyes:
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    The story is spreading all over the motorcycle...

    The story is spreading all over the motorcycle press outlets. This article has a quote from someone who was there during the raid: ...
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    I bet those two employees that were at the HQ...

    I bet those two employees that were at the HQ when the FBI raided it needed a change in underwear after that visit. [eek]
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    FBI raids Ducati's N.A. HQ

    https://www.thedrive.com/news/38629/fbi-raided-ducati-north-america-headquarters [uhoh]
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    I can tell you this: Removing the old shock and...

    I can tell you this: Removing the old shock and installing the new one was not an easy task. If I recall correctly I needed a new upper mounting bolt (or was it the lower bolt?) as it was a...
  12. Here is another article regarding the proposed...

    Here is another article regarding the proposed BSA electric motorcycle which includes an illustration of what the vehicle might look like :...
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    My F650GS charging system keeps my lithium...

    My F650GS charging system keeps my lithium battery fully charged and there is no indication that the battery is not charging properly. However, I invested in a small solid state Deltran lithium...
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    This is the battery that I bought for my F650GS....

    This is the battery that I bought for my F650GS. I bought the best one that I could. It has no problem starting my bike when it is cold. But cold here means 40 degrees F and it is typically 60...
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    I installed the Ricor rear shock on my F650GS 8...

    I installed the Ricor rear shock on my F650GS 8 years ago. I have been very happy with the shock under all riding conditions since installation. My only complaint is that they only have a screw-type...
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    When too much of everything is just not enough. ...

    When too much of everything is just not enough. [SQ]
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    2020 new Motorcycle sales analysis

    This is an interesting attempt at analyzing what happened to new motorcycle sales during 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmW22TZsUOk
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    I have mentioned this before, but the BMW-brand...

    I have mentioned this before, but the BMW-brand German-manufactured Exide AGM battery that was the original battery that came in my 2009 F650GS, failed without warning within only 6 months of buying...
  19. BSA to build electric motorcycles in the UK

    From a BBC News article:

    BSA is officially owned by Classic Legends, which India's Mahindra group of companies has a 60% stake in.

    The joint venture has received support from the UK government,...
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    Next year had better be better than this year....

    Next year had better be better than this year. :rolleyes: Have a happy new year, everyone.
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    Battery future tech discussion article

    This is an interesting battery future tech article: https://www.theregister.com/2020/12/30/beyond_lithium_ion_batteries/
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    Welcome, Alex. I hope you enjoy visiting the F800...

    Welcome, Alex. I hope you enjoy visiting the F800 forum when you are not out riding your "R". [:)]
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    Now that is what I call "blacked-out".

    Now that is what I call "blacked-out".
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    It seems to me that if you were a BMW enthusiast...

    It seems to me that if you were a BMW enthusiast you would prefer to tour across the continent on a K1600, rather than this H-D wannabe. :rolleyes:
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    BMW TransContinental R18 Tourer

    Definitely not my cup of tea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmL9BOu9IXs&feature=emb_title
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