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Forum: Beasts 05-14-2012, 07:53 AM
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Posted By Firefight911
These last few posts have some great shots in...

These last few posts have some great shots in them!!!!

Thanks for posting!!
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 26,182
Views: 5,007,800
Posted By Firefight911
PIAA lights? Yes. LED? No, H7 bulbs. ...

PIAA lights? Yes.

LED? No, H7 bulbs.

Fog/Driving? Yes. Clear lights that have excellent side spread as well as enhanced down range throw. I think they definitely excel at filling in the...
Forum: Beasts 05-03-2012, 11:21 AM
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Posted By Firefight911
Here's a pic of the part number for the plug and...

Here's a pic of the part number for the plug and play light kit.

http://img.tapatalk.com/a6cd891f-be73-c337.jpg


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Forum: Beasts 04-30-2012, 02:57 PM
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Posted By Firefight911
The Yamaha kit DOES come with the entire plug and...

The Yamaha kit DOES come with the entire plug and play harness. I have it. You have to get the kit from off shore of the US but it is 100% plug and play.
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26,182
Views: 5,007,800
Posted By Firefight911
Single filament H7 bulbs, same as the stock...

Single filament H7 bulbs, same as the stock headlights. They turn on and off from the provided back lit switch mounted to the left handlebar. All PIAA hardware.


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Forum: Beasts 04-23-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,488
Posted By Firefight911
Never had a problem with mine or any other bike...

Never had a problem with mine or any other bike for that matter.

Always pull up to where you are over the loop sensor wire. It is a magnetic type sensor so get as much bike over the line as...
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9,040
Views: 1,889,941
Posted By Firefight911
No, it does not "suck." It has some pretty good...

No, it does not "suck." It has some pretty good stuff in it. It suffers from the same problem that all mass produced motorcycles suffer from, trying to bring a motorcycle to the masses with a...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2012, 09:31 PM
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Posted By Firefight911
Bingo!!! That is a suspension under load. Stock...

Bingo!!! That is a suspension under load. Stock suspension, guarantee the preload is not cranked up, needs more rate anyway.



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Forum: Beasts 04-06-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Firefight911
Roseville Yamaha in Roseville, CA is where I...

Roseville Yamaha in Roseville, CA is where I sourced everything I wanted that isn't available here in the states. They know what they're doing and they are quick to get you what you want. It was a...
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,162
Posted By Firefight911
Steering geometry and ride characteristic...

Steering geometry and ride characteristic differences between the two models.

Start with setting your suspension properly. If you are not correct here you affect geometry and this could be...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,631
Posted By Firefight911
If you want a very good dirt tire go with the...

If you want a very good dirt tire go with the Metzeler Karoo. NOT the Karoo (T). The Karoo is a great 90/10 tire.

This is what I used in Death Valley and I was VERY impressed. They are done in...
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,896
Posted By Firefight911
For me, the AltRider bars are the ones I like and...

For me, the AltRider bars are the ones I like and "want". However, I went with the Givi bars on mine. Bang for buck is very hard to beat.
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Forum: Beasts 04-03-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,701
Posted By Firefight911
Except for one little problem.......BMW owns...

Except for one little problem.......BMW owns Husqvarna so you can rest assured they'll screw it up!
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,617
Posted By Firefight911
Yup, TechSpec. And they're offering a discount...

Yup, TechSpec. And they're offering a discount right now!


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Forum: Beasts 04-01-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,617
Posted By Firefight911
Direct bolt on with no hose or cable issues. ...

Direct bolt on with no hose or cable issues.


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Forum: Beasts 03-31-2012, 06:14 PM
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Posted By Firefight911
Phil it is. The whole bmwfan thing came from...

Phil it is.

The whole bmwfan thing came from my former "relationship" with the marque. I've had 8 of them....
2 K1200RS
F800GS
F650GS (twin) (wife's)
R1200GS Adventure
G650 X Challenge...
Forum: Beasts 03-31-2012, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Firefight911
I am so humanoid!!!!!!!!!!! No way I was doing...

I am so humanoid!!!!!!!!!!! No way I was doing the advanced. I am not good enough for that at all!!!!! Especially after understanding Jimmy and his skewed definition of scenic, intermediate, and...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2012, 08:30 PM
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Posted By Firefight911
Taste of Dakar.....

OK, today I'm at work at the fire department so I had to settle for this, which posted today.

Yes, that's me and my Super 10 with the yellow Arai XD in the video!!!! Y'all NEED to be there next...
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26,182
Views: 5,007,800
Posted By Firefight911
TCS to either 2 or OFF. Drive mode to S. ...

TCS to either 2 or OFF.

Drive mode to S.

Do it or you will not realize the bike nearer its potential.:freaky
Forum: Beasts 03-27-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 26,182
Views: 5,007,800
Posted By Firefight911
Hey!!!!!! Some should probably stick to square...

Hey!!!!!! Some should probably stick to square wheels......oh wait......

Hee hee!!!! Woops! Need to stop typing with an iPhone!!!!


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Forum: Beasts 03-27-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26,182
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Posted By Firefight911
19mm for the allen and 26mm for the nut.

19mm for the allen and 26mm for the nut.
Forum: Beasts 03-25-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,679
Posted By Firefight911
I went ahead and searched it for you.... ...

I went ahead and searched it for you....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=545850&page=771

Discussion (loose term) occurred between 3-17 and 3-21 and starts with my post #11555.
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Forum: Beasts 03-25-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,679
Posted By Firefight911
I also now have a connection to direct you if you...

I also now have a connection to direct you if you care to go with an aftermarket rear spring. Ours is a unique dimension but I have already gone and done, with the help of another inmate here, all...
Forum: Beasts 03-25-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,679
Posted By Firefight911
Read on young grasshopper..... Oh, and if you...

Read on young grasshopper..... Oh, and if you search my recent posts within the last month you will surely find a plethora of my posts related to this very topic right her on ADV. Oh, but be...
Forum: Beasts 03-25-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 26,182
Views: 5,007,800
Posted By Firefight911
Here's your adjustable and folding shift lever. ...

Here's your adjustable and folding shift lever.

http://www.amotostuff.com/super_tenere_hand_cont/420-4531-15.html

:freaky
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9,040
Views: 1,889,941
Posted By Firefight911
Just take a cotton ball, run it down your fork...

Just take a cotton ball, run it down your fork leg...........:rofl
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 26,182
Views: 5,007,800
Posted By Firefight911
Make sure they ensure proper alignment of your...

Make sure they ensure proper alignment of your fork legs after reassembly or you will have a weep. Also, wipe down the fork leg well and then get a cotton ball or cheese cloth or the like and...
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 26,182
Views: 5,007,800
Posted By Firefight911
As Graham said, beer! No harm no foul. We...

As Graham said, beer!

No harm no foul. We all take positions and we all have ideas, concepts, thoughts, facts and knowledge.

I promise, when we cross paths I'll fight ya for the bill on he...
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26,182
Views: 5,007,800
Posted By Firefight911
To understand the number with a spring rate.... ...

To understand the number with a spring rate....

The stock spring is a 750 lb/in spring. It is a linear rate spring although there is some progression through the linkage. Lets stick with the...
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 26,182
Views: 5,007,800
Posted By Firefight911
When selecting a spring, determine where you want...

When selecting a spring, determine where you want the suspension to be at its optimum. This is where you would select your rate for.

Suspension is always a compromise. The preload adjustment is...
Forum: Beasts 03-19-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 26,182
Views: 5,007,800
Posted By Firefight911
Quick, get on the phone to Ohlins!!! Their...

Quick, get on the phone to Ohlins!!! Their offerings of shock set ups based on proper rates for rider weight is a complete waste!!! Phew, man, those pesky Ohlins folk CLEARLY know nothing!!
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Forum: Beasts 03-18-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 26,182
Views: 5,007,800
Posted By Firefight911
.....you can lead a horse to water........ A...

.....you can lead a horse to water........

A weight capacity does not mean anything when it comes to spring. This is a number determined through engineering stresses related to the structure of...
Forum: Beasts 03-18-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26,182
Views: 5,007,800
Posted By Firefight911
I agree with DirtDad. The bike does get much...

I agree with DirtDad. The bike does get much better with more miles, both motor and suspension related.

I attribute it to a great manufacturing process that builds with very tight tolerances...
Forum: Beasts 03-18-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 26,182
Views: 5,007,800
Posted By Firefight911
Chief, right from the get go, you need to run...

Chief, right from the get go, you need to run your rear preload to max. You'll never get the right number you need but it will help. I would not do this to the front though. You will find that the...
Forum: Beasts 03-18-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 26,182
Views: 5,007,800
Posted By Firefight911
I appreciate and respect your position, however,...

I appreciate and respect your position, however, suspension 101 dictates that you are in no way close to having the correct spring rate for your weight on this bike. I'm going to borrow a great Paul...
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 26,182
Views: 5,007,800
Posted By Firefight911
I can assure you it is not too "stiff", it is...

I can assure you it is not too "stiff", it is absolutely under sprung for your weight and it has too much hi speed compression.

Turning the preload clockwise does, in fact, increase preload.
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Forum: Beasts 03-10-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,277
Posted By Firefight911
There have been some reports of this. The...

There have been some reports of this. The resolve was to clean the shifter pivot bolt/shaft as it can accumulate some crud and make shifting a bit harder.


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Forum: Beasts 03-06-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26,182
Views: 5,007,800
Posted By Firefight911
http://www.techspec-usa.com/ :wink::wink:

http://www.techspec-usa.com/

:wink::wink:
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9,040
Views: 1,889,941
Posted By Firefight911
http://techspec-usa.com/products.php?cPath=353_412...

http://techspec-usa.com/products.php?cPath=353_412&osCsid=17003aea2fab2a5544ca92fa9581f769
:freaky
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9,040
Views: 1,889,941
Posted By Firefight911
http://1bmwfan.smugmug.com/Travel/Taste-of-Dakar/i...

http://1bmwfan.smugmug.com/Travel/Taste-of-Dakar/i-Hg4n2m8/0/L/P1010448-L.jpg

http://1bmwfan.smugmug.com/Travel/Taste-of-Dakar/i-L6DghMs/0/L/P1010481-L.jpg

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