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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By NateLePain
I bought some but never installed them, on my '06...

I bought some but never installed them, on my '06 F650GSA. A slightly filled paint can, hanging on the rear pedal and a velcro strap on the front brake lever, left overnight has been more than...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States Yesterday, 10:20 AM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
It's well documented and would not much of an...

It's well documented and would not much of an issue, particularly after the first generation FI 650's.

A number of owners have reported fuel pump failures. It seems the three supports sag with age...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States Yesterday, 09:33 AM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
I assumed a volt meter was used. :muutt A...

I assumed a volt meter was used. :muutt

A simple volt meter would have answered a lot of questions and saved a lot of miles. I think I'll make sure one is in my tool kit, the next time I ride...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States Yesterday, 09:00 AM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
Tested the UClear 120 today, on the way to work. ...

Tested the UClear 120 today, on the way to work. So far so good, for phone calls and music. Not as clear as noise-cancelling headphones but not bad for $50. If you purchase on Amazon, the prime...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States Yesterday, 08:53 AM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
Glad it was simple. Sorry about the timing. ...

Glad it was simple. Sorry about the timing.

nlp
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-26-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By NateLePain
There are a lot of great camping places in N AR...

There are a lot of great camping places in N AR but you'll need to be more specific about where and the type of camping you want to do. You can rough camp any where in Ozark NF for free, unless you...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-26-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
I dream of seeing an Isle of Man or Romaniac type...

I dream of seeing an Isle of Man or Romaniac type race here in Arkansas. That video was fun to watch.

Thx...nlp
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-22-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
FYI -- I ordered 1 and should have it on...

FYI -- I ordered 1 and should have it on Tuesday. Thx...nlp


UClear HBC120 Snow Sports Helmet Communicator Bluetooth Headset $49 on Amazon Prime
...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-19-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 113,665
Posted By NateLePain
Yep the next ride is close to you. ...

Yep the next ride is close to you.

September 12th-14th
Queen Wilhemina
Mena, AR

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=651353

Thx...nlp
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-19-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
:nod Love my Rotax... :1drink From my...

:nod

Love my Rotax... :1drink

From my all-time favorite ride report, stock Dakars and couple KTM's...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=269251&highlight=michnus&page=19
...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-19-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
I don't recall but seems logical. What's unknown...

I don't recall but seems logical. What's unknown to me, is if JD's Dakar has had any mods. The sidestand switch is a common mod. Did he hear the FI pump prime? At this point it's just guess work,...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-19-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
Any bike that is ridden off road is bound to have...

Any bike that is ridden off road is bound to have problems. It's inevitable, regardless of the brand.

Has summer finally arrived in TX? Is sure has in Central AR.

nlp
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-19-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
It may simply be the sidestand switch. Not sure...

It may simply be the sidestand switch. Not sure if JD's bike has been modded or not.

http://faq.f650.com/GSFAQs/ElectricalMiscQsGS.htm#Sidestand Switch Problems

"When checking, you need to...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-19-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
http://faq.f650.com/FAQs/VoltageRectifierFAQ.htm ...

http://faq.f650.com/FAQs/VoltageRectifierFAQ.htm

FAILURE AND TESTING - VOLTAGE REGULATOR

What are the symptoms of it failing?

The Hard Starting / Poor Running FAQ can help identify all sorts...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-19-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
Glad I could make you chuckle. There's a...

Glad I could make you chuckle.

There's a difference between having a weak battery, in your garage and cooking a weak battery in the heat of august, down a dusty road.

nlp
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-19-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
Very easy to forget about the fuel pump failings...

Very easy to forget about the fuel pump failings of the WR250.

My 650 beemer has 62K miles on it and the only reason it's not approaching 75K miles, is because I love my Triumph so much. My...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-19-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
Personally, I think the WR250 is every bit as...

Personally, I think the WR250 is every bit as good as the F650, until you need a few more ponies, on the freeway. Hope you have a great trip.

:thumb

nlp
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-19-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
A fried voltage regulator or a weak battery that...

A fried voltage regulator or a weak battery that is on it's last leg will lead you to believe the problem is fuel related. How old is the battery? The heat alone yesterday would might have been the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-19-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
Sorry for the problems. Here's a well documented...

Sorry for the problems. Here's a well documented link describing how the wiring to the fuel pump may fray or even break over time, particularly after riding off road....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-18-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
F650.com has long been the go to forum for info...

F650.com has long been the go to forum for info on the red headed thumper stepchild.

I hope it all worked out.

nlp
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-18-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
Link? I checked out of most everything for...

Link?

I checked out of most everything for the last several weeks.

Thx...nlp
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-18-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
My boy 11 y/o told me the the other day, that he...

My boy 11 y/o told me the the other day, that he wants a communication system for his helmet, so he can talk to me while he's riding. Kids these days....

But I have been thinking about buying the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-06-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By NateLePain
Al's or Bill (wswartzwel...

Al's

or

Bill (wswartzwel (http://advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=35542)) in Conway. Probably the most qualified BMW mechanic in Central AR. All Sports Tune & Repair; 1165 Jims Ln, Conway,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7,938
Views: 1,186,775
Posted By NateLePain
Love my StRiple, commute on it regularly. Wow,...

Love my StRiple, commute on it regularly. Wow, the daily fun factor is off the charts.

nlp
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-04-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
Looks awesome. If things go my way, I may be in...

Looks awesome. If things go my way, I may be in touch, in a few days for more info... :wave

Thx...nlp
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7,938
Views: 1,186,775
Posted By NateLePain
A dedicated street bike and a dedicated dirt bike...

A dedicated street bike and a dedicated dirt bike w/ a supermoto wheel set is what I'm shooting for. My problem is I've ridden the snot out of a BMW F650GS and now don't know to do with it. It...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-22-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
Your mower might be faster. Does it have a drink...

Your mower might be faster. Does it have a drink holder? :1drink

nlp
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-22-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
I tie off on 4 points, using strap loops and then...

I tie off on 4 points, using strap loops and then ratchet straps. I secure the front wheel with a strap to keep it from twisting right or left. I don't see the need to compress the forks very much,...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-22-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
I'm not sure if I know the proper way but... ...

I'm not sure if I know the proper way but...

I use a set like this. http://www.amazon.com/Ratchet-Motorcycle-Tie-down-strap-set/dp/B004I63YT6

If you don't have a wheel chock, use a strap to...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-22-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
I wish someone had showed me how to properly load...

I wish someone had showed me how to properly load and tie-down a bike, for transport, instead of having to learn the hard way. A lot of damage can be in done, with a misplaced strapped.

To pile...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-21-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2,559
Views: 138,568
Posted By NateLePain
Couldn't make this camp/ride but I did sneak out...

Couldn't make this camp/ride but I did sneak out and say hi, on Friday evening. Below are a few pics, I took, along the way, Friday night. I hit a small Boxer pup, on the way home. Caught him with...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-18-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
I guess now we know why you're not riding the...

I guess now we know why you're not riding the KTM.

nlp
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-18-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 85,080
Views: 3,994,967
Posted By NateLePain
I have a trailer with smallish tires that's...

I have a trailer with smallish tires that's hauled my Triumph to TX and AL, this year. You're welcome to it. I also have a hitch hauler for a dirt bike, that you're welcome to use.

thx...nlp
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-10-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 653,818
Posted By NateLePain
Wallace Bridge ...

Wallace Bridge

http://bridgehunter.com/ar/perry/wallace/

http://6fifty.smugmug.com/Other/07-10-14-Lake-Sylvia-Preride/i-H8mQgWx/0/O/P7034768.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 246,610
Posted By NateLePain
That doesn't sound like a bad price, not...

That doesn't sound like a bad price, not excellent but not too high. I've bargained on bikes with basic suspension before and every time I've later wished I hadn't. I like the new FZ09 but I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 246,610
Posted By NateLePain
I commute 40miles round trip and have the option...

I commute 40miles round trip and have the option to either free way speeds or tight twisties. :clap I generally take the twisties as speeds north of 70 are too easy to reach and put my DL at risk....
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,595
Posted By NateLePain
IMO, the CB500X with knobbies and a skid plate...

IMO, the CB500X with knobbies and a skid plate would go any where my '06 F650GS has gone. Put in some heavy weight fork oil, if the suspension is too soft. If I had to make a choice today, I'd...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-30-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 653,818
Posted By NateLePain
Thanks for the vid Charlie. I believe that cave...

Thanks for the vid Charlie. I believe that cave is called Saltpeter Caver, aka Jessie James cave(because a 1939 movie about Jessie James was filmed there). I spent most summer weekends camping,...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,722
Posted By NateLePain
Saw this article yesterday. ...

Saw this article yesterday.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/03/31/bmw-r1200gs-vs-ktm-1190-adventure-vs-suzuki-v-strom-1000-abs-comparison-test-review-photos-specifications/

Enjoy your search......
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,722
Posted By NateLePain
Sat on the new Strom at Barber / AMA races last...

Sat on the new Strom at Barber / AMA races last week. Suzuki was offering test rides but I didn't sign up for one, as I'm not in the market right now. I'm 5' 11", 205lbs and the VStrom fit me, much...
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