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Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,847
Posted By Ostrich
Have you tried adjusting the clutch? Mine used...

Have you tried adjusting the clutch? Mine used to do that, a few turns on the cable to tighten it and the bike was like new. Worth a try before going to the worst case scenario.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-26-2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,570
Posted By Ostrich
Sometimes we are just trying to stay alive on the...

Sometimes we are just trying to stay alive on the road. Yeah, I grant that it is rude, but I would rather be rude than end up T Boning someone.
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 1,867,527
Posted By Ostrich
Dude, read back in the thread a bit. Things did...

Dude, read back in the thread a bit. Things did not work out for Clayton.
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,942,971
Posted By Ostrich
No kidding. I need to live vicariously through...

No kidding. I need to live vicariously through someone until I get through this fog.
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 83,697
Posted By Ostrich
:lurk This is great stuff.

:lurk This is great stuff.
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,136
Posted By Ostrich
I'm not a huge harley fan, but I have to confess...

I'm not a huge harley fan, but I have to confess that the Sporters do something for me. :hide


Seriously, congrats on the new scoot. All that matters is that the bike brings many grinning...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,003
Posted By Ostrich
Check ebay if no luck here.

Check ebay if no luck here.
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2008, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,003
Posted By Ostrich
On my 2003 F650 2.5 quarts is what I was told at...

On my 2003 F650 2.5 quarts is what I was told at the dealership. I do not think that they changed the oil tank, but only updated the intake and the FI.

Are you doing an oil change? You are...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 1,867,527
Posted By Ostrich
Oh man, I just read through the whole thread. My...

Oh man, I just read through the whole thread. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 45,283
Posted By Ostrich
why would they phase out the boxer? Me thinks it...

why would they phase out the boxer? Me thinks it is just good business
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 45,283
Posted By Ostrich
I want, I want, I want, I want.... :tb

I want, I want, I want, I want.... :tb
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,413
Posted By Ostrich
hey I still do parking lot drills. No shame in...

hey I still do parking lot drills. No shame in that.
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2008, 07:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,413
Posted By Ostrich
I downshift to second gear. I kick it into first...

I downshift to second gear. I kick it into first once I stop. If you run into trouble you should be able to grab the throttle in second and still be okay.
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,413
Posted By Ostrich
F650 Make sure that your clutch is adjusted. If...

F650 Make sure that your clutch is adjusted. If it is not adjusted you will have a tough time shifting. You simply peel back the rubber, see the little knob, turn the knob so that the screw turns...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,535
Posted By Ostrich
Is that a gel battery? I think so right? Yeah,...

Is that a gel battery? I think so right? Yeah, I would talk to the battery company/dealership about that one. That does not seem right.

I know that the F650 is older, but I have to say that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,535
Posted By Ostrich
Where is the battery on the Xchallenge? I know...

Where is the battery on the Xchallenge? I know that on my F650 that it is by the oil tank. In the summer the battery gets really hot and the water boils out of it. In our summer (100 degree days...
Forum: Face plant 06-06-2008, 08:40 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,102
Posted By Ostrich
Wow. That really sucks. Our thoughts and...

Wow. That really sucks. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family as you grieve.
Forum: Face plant 05-22-2008, 09:48 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 31,955
Posted By Ostrich
Sorry man. That really sucks.

Sorry man. That really sucks.
Forum: Face plant 05-22-2008, 08:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,729
Posted By Ostrich
Yeah, talk to us in about 10 years when you say,...

Yeah, talk to us in about 10 years when you say, "Why did I allow my body to take such a beating?" :lol2

Glad you turned out okay.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3,042
Views: 853,487
Posted By Ostrich
:tb Nice

:tb Nice
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3,042
Views: 853,487
Posted By Ostrich
Holy Spidey-Sense Batman!

Holy Spidey-Sense Batman!
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3,042
Views: 853,487
Posted By Ostrich
And you do it by only looking in the mirror. ...

And you do it by only looking in the mirror. Very impressive. :nod
Forum: Hacks 04-26-2008, 08:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,714
Posted By Ostrich
+1 DMV will only go by the book that they...

+1 DMV will only go by the book that they understand, but there are some exceptions that I have found.
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,608
Posted By Ostrich
I am not sure how much time you have, but it is a...

I am not sure how much time you have, but it is a leisurely ride. The road is not paved, and it is not dirt. It is the stage in between. I took the mini van down it with the family, but I think...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2008, 08:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,608
Posted By Ostrich
:nod Yup, I've seen more than one. If you ever...

:nod Yup, I've seen more than one. If you ever plan to make the trip to SNF you have to run down mineral king (obscure road off the 198) for the scenery, seeing sequoia trees freed from the SS Park...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,138
Posted By Ostrich
What's low dollars? :ear

What's low dollars? :ear
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,138
Posted By Ostrich
So Cal is great for riding... well at least in...

So Cal is great for riding... well at least in theory. You really want to move north. There is great riding in the central valley because you have so many mountains around you. However, I am not...
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,975
Posted By Ostrich
The thing I miss most about So. Cal is that...

The thing I miss most about So. Cal is that Julian was just a hop and skip away. That apple pie is the best in the world man.
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2008, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5,363
Views: 1,942,971
Posted By Ostrich
I've been very busy with life and work, but I am...

I've been very busy with life and work, but I am glad to hear that you made it back okay. That is pretty cool. Congrats on the engagement as well! :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2008, 09:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,509
Posted By Ostrich
Exactly, a few too many beers, and then the...

Exactly, a few too many beers, and then the famous last words, "Hey, watch this..."
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,509
Posted By Ostrich
That was pretty cool, but I have to say that...

That was pretty cool, but I have to say that jumping a football field is not on my top 10 list before I die.
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2007, 08:45 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,387
Posted By Ostrich
Those are some really nice pictures man. I have...

Those are some really nice pictures man. I have to ride up there before I die. Thanks for the inspiration.
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2007, 08:51 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,446
Posted By Ostrich
That looks like a blast of a trip. :thumb

That looks like a blast of a trip. :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2007, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,256
Posted By Ostrich
I need to sell drugs to support my riding...

I need to sell drugs to support my riding addiction. That is a pretty cool bike, and I don't even like cruisers.
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,413
Posted By Ostrich
Oh my.... that is nice!

Oh my.... that is nice!
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2007, 01:06 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 281,101
Posted By Ostrich
Nice way to treat a friend. Complement to Jim,...

Nice way to treat a friend. Complement to Jim, but SARCASM for Tim /SARCASM
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2007, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,373
Posted By Ostrich
Second for the tire change. You already own the...

Second for the tire change. You already own the honda. Sometimes a bike sitting without getting mileage can be a bigger problem than you figured. :dunno
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2007, 10:51 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 34,135
Posted By Ostrich
:patch

:patch
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2007, 10:49 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 34,135
Posted By Ostrich
This is really cool. :thumb

This is really cool. :thumb
Forum: Face plant 09-08-2007, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2,624
Views: 630,713
Posted By Ostrich
This sounds pretty cool. Keep it up. :thumb

This sounds pretty cool. Keep it up. :thumb
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