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Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7,248
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Posted By Ratchdaddy
very nice

very nice
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Thanks for the write up. I picked up my GSAW...

Thanks for the write up. I picked up my GSAW last Tuesday. The guys at the dealer were pushing the Black Dog and I would probably have gone that way if they had it in stock. After doing a little...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,644
Posted By Ratchdaddy
I also think the transmission is a little clunky....

I also think the transmission is a little clunky. I am hoping as I get used to the bike, I can find the sweet spot for shifting.

I have only had mine since Tuesday. 800 miles on it and I love...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,644
Posted By Ratchdaddy
I justed picked up mine last Tuesday. I also was...

I justed picked up mine last Tuesday. I also was suprised by the valvetrain noise. I moved from an F800GS so I am used to valvetrain noise. I was just surprised to find it on the water cooled...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,362
Posted By Ratchdaddy
I like it, What mods have you done? What kind...

I like it, What mods have you done? What kind of shrouds are those on the gas tank?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,865
Posted By Ratchdaddy
I just got mine yesterday. After only 200 miles,...

I just got mine yesterday. After only 200 miles, I agree. I started out in Dyna (hooligan) mode. This thing pulls a front wheel easier than my old Buell X1. I switched to normal for my 90 mile...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,260
Posted By Ratchdaddy
I know the feeling. My tire started getting...

I know the feeling. My tire started getting pretty ugly in Nebraska on a Saturday. Knowing that most dealers would be closed Sunday and Monday, I decided to try to find a tire. The best I could do...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,378
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Rox Risers

I second the opinion on the Rox. I had them on my F800GS. They have more adjustability than the other options it seems.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,115
Posted By Ratchdaddy
For that kind of mileage I may stay with the...

For that kind of mileage I may stay with the Anakees. My problem out here in the Southern CA desert is lots of sand during my weekday commute if I choose the backroads but 300 miles or more of...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,115
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Switched from 800GS

I just traded in my F800GS on 14 R1200 GSA yesterday. Wow what a difference on the street. I played around a little on fireroads today and I was impressed with the throttle response in the enduro...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 17,314
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Successful Clutch Replacement

I love this site. I replaced my clutch using this thread and the manual as a guide. It went well and I put 1400 miles on it this weekend. Thanks guys.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,287
Posted By Ratchdaddy
I must be missing something. With just over 50k...

I must be missing something. With just over 50k on mine I am getting ready to do the clutch when my parts come in, chains and sprockets about every 12K, my left heated handgrip is also out (we didnt...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,115
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Crash Guards

I definitely agree that taking the panniers off makes a huge difference. I use my bike more for a commuter than anything but when I take my Vario cases off for a little fun I am amazed at how much...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,362
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Love for the NX250

There is a website called ADV PULSE that wrote an article about the NX250. Just google it if you want to check it out.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,041
Posted By Ratchdaddy
For Sale....Maybe

I am contemplating selling my Condor. I have been using it for plodding around in the desert but I am aware of how rare this bike is and I do not want to ruin a collectors item. I have it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,362
Posted By Ratchdaddy
I need to do something, because my bike wallows...

I need to do something, because my bike wallows under my 200lb ass. I always thought that the SV shock was a direct swap and was planning on doing it sometime in the future. So what you guys are...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,362
Posted By Ratchdaddy
[QUOTE=TekiLay;23671884]Hi valvecrusher, Thanks...

[QUOTE=TekiLay;23671884]Hi valvecrusher,
Thanks for the reply.
I'm sure the CD works. By manually rotating the alternator, checked the Pulse Generator. I think there is the problem of generating...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 78,376
Posted By Ratchdaddy
sexy

hmmmm, sooooo sexyhttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7162/6728763563_64ea6c99b7_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/az-johnny/6728763563/)[/QUOTE]
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,041
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Finally a title

:clap:clap I finally got a CA title. I still can't ride it one the street legally, but at least I can prove I own it. Next project, getting it registered for the street.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-13-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Hotels for JTNP

There is also a JTNP entrance in the nearby city of Twentynine Palms so you may consider one of the hotels there. Joshua Tree tends to have more of a tourist, hippie vibe however so you may enjoy...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-13-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Offroad with Varios

I would take them off for any serious offroad. They are pretty sturdy but I have broken the lower mount on mine. A larger concern is that there is enough room between the rear footpeg and bag to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,362
Posted By Ratchdaddy
SV650 shock

I am interested. Just got my NX250 running again this morning.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,041
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Well the specs on the internet say it is 800mm...

Well the specs on the internet say it is 800mm (31.5 inches). I am 6' but I have short legs at less than 32 inches. I can flatfoot easily. I is not quite as low a a cruiser, more like a mid 80's...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,041
Posted By Ratchdaddy
update

I was saving up for a DRZ400 but this bike is fun and I like riding it around the desert roads and trails around my house. I am trying to get a feel for it's reliability before I take it out on...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,041
Posted By Ratchdaddy
First ride impressions

The previous owner had butchered the original exhaust and put a louder exhaust on there. I didnt like it and it made the bike backfire and pop a lot. I fixed that yesterday. I have a set of stock...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-11-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,041
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Condor A350

I've always wanted an old military truck or motorcycle. Well this popped up on CL a few days ago. I had no idea what a Condor was before that. I did some research and called the owner up. Now I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 27,925
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Another bike for next year

I'm in the same place with my F800GS. It made it up Chloride Cliffs but in the back of my mind I had to consider how I was going to get to work when I broke my commuter. I think next year I may...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,362
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Please document your trip and keep us posted. ...

Please document your trip and keep us posted. After riding my F800GS through some technical stuff in Death Valley last week, I started thinking about a smaller dualsport like a DRZ400. Instead I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 40,773
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Any chance that you could scan that and send it...

Any chance that you could scan that and send it to me or post it on here?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 40,773
Posted By Ratchdaddy
ARGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!! I was already thinking about...

ARGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!! I was already thinking about going back to the old specs because the valve ticking is making me crazy.
Forum: Regional forums 03-31-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 230,511
Posted By Ratchdaddy
+1 I was the other F800 on that ride and thanks...

+1 I was the other F800 on that ride and thanks for your patience guys. Lior hooked me up with a brand new TKC 80 so me and the bike made it home but I am sick of changing tires right now.
Forum: Regional forums 03-31-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 230,511
Posted By Ratchdaddy
No worries Sue. Us dirt noobs have to stick...

No worries Sue. Us dirt noobs have to stick together. Let me know next time your out by my little slice of desert.
Forum: Regional forums 03-24-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 230,511
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Ducks all over my GPS

I downloaded the tracks from DSM8 to my little Magellan Explorist 310 and checked them out. No chance of getting them confused with other waypoints.

Most are marked with DUCK CROSSING SIGNS!!! ...
Forum: Regional forums 03-23-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 230,511
Posted By Ratchdaddy
If you want to go the scenic desert route and go...

If you want to go the scenic desert route and go through Amboy and the Mojave Preserve, I will be leaving 29 Palms on Weds morning after my kids leave for school.
Forum: Regional forums 03-23-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 230,511
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Put knobbies on mine today and I have my tools...

Put knobbies on mine today and I have my tools and camping gear staged. At least I won't be the only over packed F800GS. Ride Safe.
Forum: Regional forums 03-20-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 230,511
Posted By Ratchdaddy
yeah, I'm gonna be eating sand.

Oh, really soft sand and I have to turn at the same time. I see lots of dirt naps in my near future.
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,362
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Argghhhhhh

Put the new tank on last night. She was hard to start but eventually started. I rode her around for about 10 miles of trails and some road and fell in love with this bike again. It is so well...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7,248
Views: 1,062,362
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Gas Tank is in.

With any luck she will be on the road tonight and my fuel and carb problems will be a thing of the past. Now I have to figure out how bad the plastics are after being on a shelf since 09.
Forum: Regional forums 03-17-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 230,511
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Yup. New Pirelli Rally knobbies front and...

Yup.

New Pirelli Rally knobbies front and back
New set of innertubes
New Touratech folding brake and shifter pegs
Oil change, Fork Oil change, Antifreeze change
New Klim Dakar Pants
New...
Forum: Regional forums 03-16-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 230,511
Posted By Ratchdaddy
Done, Just bought me a pair of Klim Dakar pants...

Done, Just bought me a pair of Klim Dakar pants last week. I'm gonna rub em in the dirt so nobody knows I'm a noob.
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