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Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-03-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3,372
Views: 779,986
Posted By MTrider16
It's been awhile since you posted up some notes....

It's been awhile since you posted up some notes. How is everything going in the Commonwealth Dave?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-03-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,672
Posted By MTrider16
This is interesting to talk about. At...

This is interesting to talk about.

At least on my bike, I like to have the fuel loaded forward. I weighed my bike with my kit when I bought the forks and shocks and the weight balance was 55%...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,672
Posted By MTrider16
Well Snowy, I know you say what you think. There...

Well Snowy, I know you say what you think. There are lots of reasons that bike burned down, and the tourtech tank hangs down beside the engine too.

Here is a picture of my bike out in the middle...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-29-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 38,710
Posted By MTrider16
:eek1:eek1:tb:tb:tb:tb:tb:bow:bow:bow:thumb:thumb:...

:eek1:eek1:tb:tb:tb:tb:tb:bow:bow:bow:thumb:thumb:thumb

Is that enough emotii?

David
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-27-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 153,622
Posted By MTrider16
If you are okay with a little construction, take...

If you are okay with a little construction, take Hwy 14/16 from Sheridan to Gillette. Then turn north off the interstate at Moorcroft, route past Devils tower to Hulett and then straight across Hwys...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 975
Posted By MTrider16
:lol3 You certainly don't need seconds or...

:lol3 You certainly don't need seconds or minutes for that. Hours and days probably.

Yeah the info buttons and fuel gauge on the F8 are somewhat useless. I depend on the trip meter on all my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-27-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 415,718
Posted By MTrider16
Yeah, what he said. :wink:

Yeah, what he said. :wink:
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 415,718
Posted By MTrider16
This is the truth.

This is the truth.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-21-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 415,718
Posted By MTrider16
Honda is putting them in their new SxS. You...

Honda is putting them in their new SxS. You can't fan the clutch on a DCT, and it shifts faster than a human. Other than starts, the clutch doesn't slip and that is controlled by the computer. It...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-21-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 415,718
Posted By MTrider16
XR650R was used in a lot of desert races; fanning...

XR650R was used in a lot of desert races; fanning the clutch, slow technical single track would cause problems with its small oil sump. People solved this with 100% glycol coolants, which kept them...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-21-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,841
Posted By MTrider16
I don't think you can go wrong with any of those...

I don't think you can go wrong with any of those three choices. Flip a coin, buy the motorcycle, go riding. (and quit worrying about making the wrong choice) :wink:
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-17-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 415,718
Posted By MTrider16
The paddle operation is pretty intuitive. ...

The paddle operation is pretty intuitive. However I don't think you'll use engine braking down slick hills.

The place I find tricky with the VFR is when you want to stop power going to the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-16-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 415,718
Posted By MTrider16
Dct

I dunno about this tranny on a dirt bike. On my VFR it seems really hard to feather. However Honda has put it on several bikes and their new SxS so maybe they have things figured out for offroad...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-15-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3,372
Views: 779,986
Posted By MTrider16
Most of it is pretty green. I'm working too much...

Most of it is pretty green. I'm working too much and not taking pics when I do ride.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-14-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 415,718
Posted By MTrider16
That's sort of what I thought. I've been through...

That's sort of what I thought. I've been through the F800GS launch by BMW and the speculation of the ADV crew. So my expectations are "subdued". :wink: Still, the chatter can be entertaining....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-13-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 415,718
Posted By MTrider16
Anything worth reading in previous 156 pages of...

Anything worth reading in previous 156 pages of this thread? :huh:lol3

I'm wondering how much of my life I want to waste reading about folks telling Honda how to design their bike. That seems...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-11-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3,372
Views: 779,986
Posted By MTrider16
As stylish of a finish as you are getting with...

As stylish of a finish as you are getting with this build, you maybe need to anodize/powder coat the foot peg and shifting linkage black. They stand out to the eye in these pictures.

Still,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,856
Posted By MTrider16
It is fun to see how little visual elements you...

It is fun to see how little visual elements you might not expect help the final look of a product. They break up the big straight lines and give something for the eye to focus on at the edge of the...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 06-07-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 122,672
Posted By MTrider16
Out of Big Timber, go south to Mcleod, then...

Out of Big Timber, go south to Mcleod, then follow West Boulder to Swingly Rd and into Livingston.

Also from Bozeman to Chico we would take Trail Creek road (I90 ext 316) to Old Yellowstone trail...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,856
Posted By MTrider16
Well those do look sharp. :clap

Well those do look sharp. :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By MTrider16
Looks like it should work nicely. :clap

Looks like it should work nicely. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,856
Posted By MTrider16
Wait, there are more bikes in that garage! :deal...

Wait, there are more bikes in that garage! :deal Here I was feeling sorry that you had to downsize, sell the DRZ, but I see you are holding out on us. :wink:

What's the story?
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-02-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 70,990
Posted By MTrider16
Thanks, nice to have those notes.

Thanks, nice to have those notes.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 06-01-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 122,672
Posted By MTrider16
:lol3 Have fun.

:lol3 Have fun.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-01-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 263,199
Posted By MTrider16
If you had Ned with you in Oz, you could have...

If you had Ned with you in Oz, you could have twice the squidly antics. :lol3 Would that make up for that lost cylinder?

Good luck, race hard, have fun.
David
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 06-01-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 122,672
Posted By MTrider16
I would like to get over there and try out that...

I would like to get over there and try out that area between WSS and Kings Hill.

(I would have said it was north of wss though. :deal) :wink:
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By MTrider16
I like my larger pegs because I do this. ...

I like my larger pegs because I do this.

I doubt you'll ever get perfect, but it doesn't hurt to try to make changes either.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-30-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3,372
Views: 779,986
Posted By MTrider16
Any new updates on the new build? :ear

Any new updates on the new build? :ear
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,856
Posted By MTrider16
Yeah, when you consider shop and overhead that is...

Yeah, when you consider shop and overhead that is probably a better per hour price for custom work. I'll probably stick with my Wolfman's.

Looks good, I'm waiting to see what you have cooking...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,460
Posted By MTrider16
I have 30K miles and did a valve check and...

I have 30K miles and did a valve check and changed out the adjuster plunger. My chain didn't look like that.

Since I have not done this, file this under the "for what it's worth department". I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By MTrider16
Other solutions? Larger foot pegs.

Other solutions? Larger foot pegs.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,464
Posted By MTrider16
Just cause you go to Siberia, doesn't mean you...

Just cause you go to Siberia, doesn't mean you have to ride where Walter rode (BAM road). :wink::lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,460
Posted By MTrider16
That is the authoritative thread on the subject. ...

That is the authoritative thread on the subject. Let us know how it goes.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,856
Posted By MTrider16
Hmm... 150hrs X $50/per hr = $7,500 for one of a...

Hmm... 150hrs X $50/per hr = $7,500 for one of a kind CF boxes. That might be tempting for the right person. :wink::deal
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-29-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 23,470
Posted By MTrider16
Here is what Wildman wrote in the index thread: ...

Here is what Wildman wrote in the index thread:

Welcome to the index that aims to keep a tab on the best information relating to the BMW F650 & 800GS Twins. Here’s how it works:

If you want...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By MTrider16
Here you go. ...

Here you go.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1061396

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1067000
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By MTrider16
Are we talking about an F800GS here? Your...

Are we talking about an F800GS here? Your profile doesn't say...

I've played on some curvy roads with another rider on a Versys, and seemed to corner fine with the TKC80. You don't buy a bike...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By MTrider16
+1 Certainly a more reliable opinion than...

+1

Certainly a more reliable opinion than mine. :wink: However, I'm not terribly concerned with my current set up. (no rim lock, outside stem nut finger tight on rim.)

David
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By MTrider16
Sorry Rides, I find things like this funny late...

Sorry Rides, I find things like this funny late at night. There was one poster here who was a die hard "loud pipes saves lives". Hopefully you can make a deal with someone who thinks they need a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By MTrider16
Interesting. Has anyone had a TKC or...

Interesting.

Has anyone had a TKC or similar 150/70-17 tire on a F8GS or similar size tire slip on the rim with 25-40 psi? It seems unlikely to me considering what it takes to break the bead,...
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