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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 196,116
Posted By RexBuck
Those stupid rubber boots do make fueling more...

Those stupid rubber boots do make fueling more difficult and increase the likelihood of splattering gas . . . fortunately they aren't in every State.

With no-boot pumps, I insert as far as the...
Forum: Latin America 07-12-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 76,917
Posted By RexBuck
Sad to hear. RIP Harry

Sad to hear. RIP Harry
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 196,116
Posted By RexBuck
Those are guidelines so you have an idea what the...

Those are guidelines so you have an idea what the range should be. The final price will depend on how badly the seller wants to sell and how badly you want to buy. Options are usually way...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-03-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 196,116
Posted By RexBuck
So is the medical kit you folks get with your...

So is the medical kit you folks get with your bikes in Europe really spiffy . . . kinda like the "tool kit" that comes with the bike is really spiffy?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 273
Posted By RexBuck
Weird electrical fault problem

2011 BMW 800GS

On a recent ride, bike started showing lower voltages (sub 13.5v) while riding - it should be over 14. This is reminiscent of a failing stator which was replaced about 5000 km ago...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-29-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 196,116
Posted By RexBuck
Don't believe that is for the manual anyhow. I...

Don't believe that is for the manual anyhow. I have in the back of my mind that in Europe that is for a first aid kit which may be government mandated.

You wouldn't want your unprotected manual...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,014
Posted By RexBuck
Well Man, you are new here so I'll be gentle. If...

Well Man, you are new here so I'll be gentle. If you look at the title of this thread, it will give you a hint that this particular discussion was about my throttle being stuck wide open. Didn't...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-23-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3,522
Views: 575,834
Posted By RexBuck
My Zumo and SPOT2 are located about 5 or 6"...

My Zumo and SPOT2 are located about 5 or 6" apart. Many miles with this setup and no problems with either that I know of.
Forum: Canada 06-22-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,676
Posted By RexBuck
Sorry Nik - hadn't been back to this thread. ...

Sorry Nik - hadn't been back to this thread. Just got back to town. Coffee anytime.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-22-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,014
Posted By RexBuck
Well, at least it didn't veer off to an oil...

Well, at least it didn't veer off to an oil discussion . . . :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-22-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,014
Posted By RexBuck
Adjusting the valves is not a straight forward...

Adjusting the valves is not a straight forward proceedure - fairly involved including removing the cams. If you want to save the $750, get yourself a service manual and do it yourself. Here ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-20-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 196,116
Posted By RexBuck
Get something like this: ...

Get something like this:

http://rexbuck.smugmug.com/Other/Sundry-Stuff/i-GnBd4R7/0/L/microstart-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,078
Posted By RexBuck
Look here....

Look here. (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=546927&page=1535) Some great people with tons of info about Mexico hang out on this mini-forum.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 196,116
Posted By RexBuck
Brake cleaner . . . evaporates fast!

Brake cleaner . . . evaporates fast!
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,889
Posted By RexBuck
Sorry, I didn't take pics of it when I was...

Sorry, I didn't take pics of it when I was putting together.

Basicly it consists of a 4" piece of pipe with cap glued on one end and the screw cap glued on the other.

Getting lid ready for...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-02-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 52,380
Posted By RexBuck
:ear I like having my music on the 660 which...

:ear

I like having my music on the 660 which is paired to a Sena Bluetooth on my hat. 90% of the time it plays fine . . . the other 10% is crap. Skips, shuts off and has "weird behaviors"
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-02-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1,987
Views: 196,116
Posted By RexBuck
I'd go with the GPS. I don't know how to...

I'd go with the GPS.

I don't know how to change the odo for a different wheel set up but I'd guess it is something that would be easy to get wrong. I'm guessing an easy thing to mistake would...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,838
Posted By RexBuck
Can't answer that but I will echo what others...

Can't answer that but I will echo what others have said - get a good on-board voltmeter and monitor your bike's electrical system regularly.

When I did my trip to South America, I carried a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,014
Posted By RexBuck
It was the clap . . .

Hooked up my GS911 again and went into the Real Time Values section which shows the Throttle Position. It is supposed to be 0% at closed and 100% at open. It was 18% at closed. WTF??? So, like I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,014
Posted By RexBuck
Checked the air cleaner - all intact so doesn't...

Checked the air cleaner - all intact so doesn't look like anything has migrated from here.

This is weird enough and even if I fix it, I'm going to wonder if I'm going to suddenly get WOT sometime...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,014
Posted By RexBuck
OK, when I open the throttle to full (key off) I...

OK, when I open the throttle to full (key off) I hear something hitting a stop in the throttle body. No "clap" when I release it.

Tried starting and let it run for a few seconds longer on the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,014
Posted By RexBuck
Selective reading . . . I blame it on age :gerg ...

Selective reading . . . I blame it on age :gerg

It's going to be something easy and simple . . . but will be a PITA to figure out.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,014
Posted By RexBuck
Thanks for your suggestions. When you hit...

Thanks for your suggestions.

When you hit the starter and it immediately goes to 8000 rpm and doesn't go below that until it is turned off, kind of hard hearing clapping - even if there were a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,014
Posted By RexBuck
Yes throttle is smooth and I can see the cam...

Yes throttle is smooth and I can see the cam rotating from looking through the left side.

What is the "clap" noise?

Yes, I have a throttle lock on the end of the handlebar but the throttle...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,014
Posted By RexBuck
Question Throttle stuck . . . WOT

Long story short, had a little get-off a couple of months ago and bike hauled home. I know a couple of people rode it after the fall down so, it was working ok.

Finally able to go for a ride,...
Forum: Americas 05-29-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23,956
Views: 1,834,181
Posted By RexBuck
Sr

I'm a little late with this but, better late than never. I want to give a huge Attaboy and :clap:clap:clap and :thumb:thumb:thumb and :beer:beer:beer to this guy.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,078
Posted By RexBuck
Thanks for asking borscht zanetti. Broken...

Thanks for asking borscht zanetti.

Broken collar bone. Healing slow but ok. I think as we get older, we break easier and heal slower. I am trying to learn patience. Nothin a little :slurp...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,078
Posted By RexBuck
Home again

While in the Jesus Maria clinic, I phoned my travel insurance and they want to get me home ASAP since I won’t be able to continue the ride. So they want to talk to the Clinic Dr looking after me – I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-29-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 52,380
Posted By RexBuck
Not a big fan of Ram Mounts for my GPS. Have a...

Not a big fan of Ram Mounts for my GPS. Have a TT mount on top of my handlebar clamps that presently holds my 660 - really like position and the (supposed) vibration damping of this $$$$$ gear. ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-29-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 52,380
Posted By RexBuck
I was surprised at this also. My 660...

I was surprised at this also.



My 660 has been rode hard and put away wet and will need to be replaced before another big trip. Was thinking of just getting a used 660 but then started...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,078
Posted By RexBuck
Yes some incredible people gave me a hand . . ....

Yes some incredible people gave me a hand . . . and i've got another one to talk about also.

You are probably thinking about Cañon del Pato in Peru. That was a ride I will always remember. ...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,078
Posted By RexBuck
March 7 Cont

Thanks for the comments folks

After the junction, we are now on the road I was really looking forward to. Passed through the very small town of San Juan Peyotin. Nice dirt road, good...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,078
Posted By RexBuck
March 7

This is the day I've been looking forward to. The Primo road of the whole trip. It is the road from Durango, south to a town towards the coast called Ruiz and is supposed to be epic. Since we are...
Forum: Canada 05-27-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,676
Posted By RexBuck
:jack

:jack
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,078
Posted By RexBuck
March 6

Another great riding day heading from Jalpa to the town of Huejuquilla El Alto. Here is the route:

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Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-27-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 52,380
Posted By RexBuck
Well yes, as a matter of fact I am. :jump ...

Well yes, as a matter of fact I am. :jump


Toy schmoy! You want to ride motorcycles or you want to play with toys? Sheesh, youngsters today. :D
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,078
Posted By RexBuck
Ahh, I was waiting for either 97YZ80 or 11SXF-F...

Ahh, I was waiting for either 97YZ80 or 11SXF-F or 11rmz250 or even the very cool 14tw200 to show up . . . . :deal
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,078
Posted By RexBuck
thanks for coming along. Ahh, Baja is great...

thanks for coming along.

Ahh, Baja is great for dirt riders but the mainland is (in my mind) where the real Mexican culture is. In addition to the interesting towns, people and food, that is...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-26-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 52,380
Posted By RexBuck
GHanson I do a lot of long distance...

GHanson

I do a lot of long distance travelling and find the routing function handy. Yah, I get lazy with it sometimes but it works for me.

I find routing handy sometimes when riding forestry...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-26-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 52,380
Posted By RexBuck
I understand your frustration. Years ago when I...

I understand your frustration. Years ago when I bought my current 660, I came off of a 2610 and 2720 and in certain respects found the 660 to be less flexible than the old Streetpilot models. Once...
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