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Forum: Trip Planning 02-26-2015, 03:26 PM
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Views: 587,563
Posted By snooker
Loveland, CO

Loveland, CO

Quiet area just outside of town on 2 acres on a private lake. Plenty of level tent space in lush grass in summer with shade trees on our lakeside patio. Swimming if the lake if...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
Tent Space Map

Travelers...

You might find this Tent Space Map thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=776925) useful. Especially in the U.S. even if not camping but need a friendly ADV inmate...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
You are long overdue! What a woman! Sounds like...

You are long overdue! What a woman! Sounds like a keeper! :raabia
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
I concur with Tim. A MUST is to block the WIND on...

I concur with Tim. A MUST is to block the WIND on your core and hands. The rest can be solved with a myriad of clothing and a full coverage helmet. (I use a Buff for my neck too.)

SO... I'd focus...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
No canbus, nonetheless any thin wire can be...

No canbus, nonetheless any thin wire can be damaged...

I sawed off a corner of my airbox by the battery just last night in fact!!! (sorry Ard i didn't listen to you :lol3).

Removing not even...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
Now That's a FUN question! So 2800 miles or so....

Now That's a FUN question! So 2800 miles or so. Just follow the legendary Hwy 66 until about Oklahoma or so, stay south thru Tennessee to the Great Smokies to the coast. Should be in the 50's and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
Thanks leafy... That reminds me so I added a...

Thanks leafy... That reminds me so I added a note to make it clear that the previous pic is from the OLD F650 FAQ, not a picture of an X. I'll add one eventually, I want to document this on my...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
I agree let it ride. :lol3 What? You...

I agree let it ride.



:lol3 What? You Cloggy Bastard! No I won't touch I'd prolly mess it up!

Meanwhile I've unwrapped the giant electrical bundle near the battery that rubs on my frame and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
YES it matters... :eek1:eek1:eek1 You got...

YES it matters... :eek1:eek1:eek1
You got lucky! I gave the short answer in my last sentence:
...(also the lobes of each camshaft should point outwards)

It is explained in all the 3 links I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7,600
Views: 1,214,952
Posted By snooker
I was thinking this was the case because based on...

I was thinking this was the case because based on my bike I could never have achieved that without lifting UP with WAY TOO MUCH force. My clearance at the coolant hose is about an ink pen or pencil...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
I'm just now adjusting my valves for my first...

I'm just now adjusting my valves for my first time myself, so I'm no expert. But on this XCh thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26134861#post26134861) I posted several collected...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,093
Posted By snooker
I have the same wires to the connectors as...

I have the same wires to the connectors as described above. Both have brown, red/yellow wires. Primary (inner most with black top coil) also has black/green for 3rd wire; Secondary (outer most with...
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,221
Posted By snooker
KD Tools 2274 Covers 25 sizes in mm: 0.04,...

KD Tools 2274

Covers 25 sizes in mm: 0.04, 0.05, 0.06, 0.07, 0.08, 0.09, 0.10, 0.15, 0.20, 0.25, 0.30, 0.35, 0.40, 0.45, 0.50, 0.55, 0.60, 0.65, 0.70, 0.75, 0.80, 0.85, 0.90, 0.95, 1.00 mm

not...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7,600
Views: 1,214,952
Posted By snooker
Valve Clearance Adjustment

Question: So that link you referred to:
http://faq.f650.com/GSFAQs/Valve_Shim_Change_FAQ_GS.htm#Alternative%20Method

takes you directly to the "Alternative Method" at f650 for bikes with GPS - is...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 10:02 AM
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Posted By snooker
KTM axle cap nuts, part no. 50310099000 (from an...

KTM axle cap nuts, part no. 50310099000 (from an '07 KTM EXC 450, for example): LINKY (http://mattsnook.com/bmw/bmwXCountry/AxleNuts/index.htm)
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
PM'd you. Welcome to the gang! I, like...

PM'd you. Welcome to the gang!

I, like many, have that thermo nuclear boat anchor laying around. Have no idea what it is worth in fair market value.

I don't think they make the Leo Vince X3...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
Thank Gawd for that, you had me grumpy for a...

Thank Gawd for that, you had me grumpy for a second there! :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7,600
Views: 1,214,952
Posted By snooker
The potential issue I was referring to was not...

The potential issue I was referring to was not the externally visible portions but rather the internals of the hydraulic preload assembly. I've heard from someone who would know details about it that...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7,600
Views: 1,214,952
Posted By snooker
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/01/b14ccf8...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/01/b14ccf89f889ba628b6492afdadf167c.jpg

Bob, Nice! I see you got the remote hydraulic preload adjuster. I have a Yacugar on my XCountry and I'm getting it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7,600
Views: 1,214,952
Posted By snooker
Whatever you do, don't rely ONLY on the bracket...

Whatever you do, don't rely ONLY on the bracket that LV supplies you, without another strap attached somewhere. Their bracket can rotate so easily and IF it does the pipe WILL fall down a LOT which...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
I'll forget the LED headlight for now. I have 2...

I'll forget the LED headlight for now. I have 2 LED aux lights from AdvMonster now 3 years old still doing fine (on his dimmer and with little time used at 100%) and they will work in case I blow a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
It's kindof a problem with basic physics. Other...

It's kindof a problem with basic physics. Other than dirt bike lights they are kindof intended to fit completely inside the bucket. If they don't fit it's a problem, if they DO fit then they are...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
I always look for the thickest I can find,...

I always look for the thickest I can find, thinner ones are easy to find. So...

Yeah that's an old post alright. And I edited it today as the massively thick Bridgestone Ultra Heavy Duty only...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
Me too. Thanks leafy. Butters and all, do you...

Me too. Thanks leafy. Butters and all, do you think the Cyclops (http://www.cyclopsadventuresports.com/3800-Lumen-H4-LED-Headlight-bulb-_p_83.html) is preferred simply because it has a cooling fan...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
Ard can you post a link to whatever is being...

Ard can you post a link to whatever is being talked about here? I missed it. Clocks? You mean the instrument cluster / dashboard? I'd like to hear how you sealed it if that's what is being discussed.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
Has anybody posted about trying an LED H4...

Has anybody posted about trying an LED H4 headlight replacement "bulb" like the one advmonster has? Would it be this Rev2 (http://stores.advmonster.com/h4-led-headlight-rev2/) one or his original...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
Ok I've been told it's "Chris S". Nice job...

Ok I've been told it's "Chris S". Nice job Chris! :clap :clap :clap
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
Just ran across an excellent blog of an XCountry...

Just ran across an excellent blog of an XCountry adventure touring build with great mods and writeups by Chris Scott: LINKY (http://adventure-motorcyclingh.com/2014/02/11/bmw-x-country/)

So which...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
In addition to Erik's and Ard's pictures I found...

In addition to Erik's and Ard's pictures I found more of the X-Rack at this excellent build thread HERE (http://adventure-motorcyclingh.com/2014/04/17/bmw-xcountry-extra-fuel/) and you can see my...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
Leafman thanks for the valve adjustment details....

Leafman thanks for the valve adjustment details. I will eventually add your link and Ard's document to my web site when I get time. (and get off my ass and adjust my valves - they are pushing 23k...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
540 pitch ? I'm gonna guess that was a typo, do...

540 pitch ? I'm gonna guess that was a typo, do they even make a 540?? It should be 520. Also 113 links is not correct, it is always an even number! :eek1 and stock is 112 links. I also think a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
I really need to check my valve clearances so if...

I really need to check my valve clearances so if you have a specific procedure and pics/tips that would be great. And I'll link to it from my website. Thanks leafy.
Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 17,423
Posted By snooker
Wow that is powerful. I'm glad you are not...

Wow that is powerful. I'm glad you are not injured and you still should be proud you are one of a very few who followed their dream and had quite an adventure.

Congratulations!
Forum: Racing 01-07-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 17,423
Posted By snooker
Bummer. What's the story? Hope he is ok.

Bummer. What's the story? Hope he is ok.
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 17,423
Posted By snooker
Antonio I never heard of you until today, but...

Antonio I never heard of you until today, but I've read this thread and now I'm rooting for you all they way!! :freaky

(I even have Hunter sprinklers in my yard! ) :lol3

You completed another...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
Merry Christmas boyz and gals! :freaky

Merry Christmas boyz and gals! :freaky
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-18-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15,932
Views: 2,499,652
Posted By snooker
Spot 2

SPOT 2 (aka SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger) for sale.
Fine condition, I used the holiday rebate to purchase a SPOT 3 today. It is still on an active service plan and works perfectly, but I will be...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-18-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 52,305
Posted By snooker
Read about this new "Free Spot 3 to existing...

Read about this new "Free Spot 3 to existing customers" rebate (with active service plan) here: LINKY (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1031257)

If your plan is up for renewal soon and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
Me too! Nice looking cap! I don't have an aux...

Me too! Nice looking cap!
I don't have an aux tank at present but to future proof me, and also I'm worried about the key on my OEM cap snapping off in the middle of nowhere.
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9,641
Views: 1,491,139
Posted By snooker
The differences in "features and specs" between...

The differences in "features and specs" between the 07 and 09 are well known, but this question is more specific.

Does anyone have a specific opinion on which motor/tranny is considered "better",...
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