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Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,179
Posted By UPSam
my concours does. my DR650 has parking...

my concours does. my DR650 has parking light(brake light on steady) with the key.

Do they have to have one or the other in the USA?
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 91,760
Posted By UPSam
You can get a much newer complete bike for $3500....

You can get a much newer complete bike for $3500. Check Ebay for what those parts go for. Insurance companies total connies for minor tip-overs which gives you an idea.

33k is not a lot of...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 91,760
Posted By UPSam
Valves could cause low compression. Former owner...

Valves could cause low compression. Former owner never adjusted them? Scorched a couple?

What do the test for on emmisions? Just particulates?

Make friends with somebody that has a dyno and a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By UPSam
I have run the tubeless TKC80s on my DR650...

I have run the tubeless TKC80s on my DR650 without a problem. Don't see why it would matter
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 91,760
Posted By UPSam
I didn't even know they emission tested bikes in...

I didn't even know they emission tested bikes in Phoenix:eek1

I don't think I got under 40 mpg going 90 mph on I10. 30 mpg is pretty shitty for a connnie.
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 80,061
Posted By UPSam
I was kind of mad they discountinued the 1200R....

I was kind of mad they discountinued the 1200R. Now I don't care. Hacksaw those ugly mufflers off and:ricky
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-24-2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,134
Posted By UPSam
The electronic compass seems to work when not...

The electronic compass seems to work when not tracking back. The weird quirk I get is when the compass is "on" and I am tracking back. I am stopped or walking the pointer swings around erratically....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-22-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,134
Posted By UPSam
I just got the Vista HcX as an upgrade to my...

I just got the Vista HcX as an upgrade to my ancient GPS12. I is quite an improvement. I got it for off track hiking and hunting primarily but it works great riding also.

With a 2gb microSD card...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 21,756
Posted By UPSam
199631

199631
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-03-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 395,234
Posted By UPSam
I suppose I should start using tracks. I really...

I suppose I should start using tracks. I really don't want to get in the habit of looking at a GPS while riding. I am spaced out enough. Pulling it out on the side of the road is quicker than...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-01-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 395,234
Posted By UPSam
I have read of lock ups during use in product...

I have read of lock ups during use in product reviews but I am not clear if Garmin has fixed the problem. My early GPS 12 lock up during shut down but they issued a fix
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-30-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 395,234
Posted By UPSam
My thinking is the compass would be nice. The...

My thinking is the compass would be nice. The altimeter would be pretty valuable as I frequently misjudge my altitude and location. When hiking in mountains with little water this can kind of suck....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-30-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 395,234
Posted By UPSam
Garmin etrex vista hcx?

Has anyone played with one of these?

I will use it riding(shut off in my pocket) but its main purpose is hiking and hunting off trail in the mountains. I always carry a real compass and topo map...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 91,760
Posted By UPSam
How many miles are on it? Less than 15k, I...

How many miles are on it? Less than 15k, I wouldn't worry
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,189
Posted By UPSam
check concours.org The favorite tire sets...

check concours.org

The favorite tire sets are:

a combo of Avons(forget the names) for sporty riding.

Michelon Pilot GTs(a goldwing tire) for stability and high mileage touring. I have...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2008, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By UPSam
Unlike the carbs on many other recent bikes, the...

Unlike the carbs on many other recent bikes, the connies require no rejetting. I have never even had to put the chokes on all the way with a ice cold engine.

Mileage is excellent for a bike that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,263
Posted By UPSam
I bought a Dr650 summer of 2005. Bought a...

I bought a Dr650 summer of 2005. Bought a Concours in 2007 to ride across the country. I can do 500 miles on the connie. I don't like going more than 150-200 on the DR but that is with a bunch of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 35,585
Posted By UPSam
Actually I stripped the other plug. The crank...

Actually I stripped the other plug. The crank end. I am leaving it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 35,585
Posted By UPSam
I just turn the rear tire because my cap is stuck...

I just turn the rear tire because my cap is stuck and stripped.:twitch
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By UPSam
I have the Aerostich saddle bags which go on the...

I have the Aerostich saddle bags which go on the gas tank. Combined with tank bag, number plate bag and a rear rack with an old backpack strapped on.

Rear saddle bags require a metal frame to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-22-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,687
Posted By UPSam
they were definitely $399 in the last few...

they were definitely $399 in the last few days:scratch

I was actually thinking they were coming out with a new model and getting rid of them all. strange:scratch
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-15-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,687
Posted By UPSam
Other than the XM radio, what is the diff between...

Other than the XM radio, what is the diff between the 550 and the 450?:ear

I really do not want XM radio
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 9,010
Posted By UPSam
seems like the thing to do when you don't know...

seems like the thing to do when you don't know what to do:dunno
Forum: The Garage 07-05-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,367
Posted By UPSam
Left it at 40 lbs for a week or so. No dice. ...

Left it at 40 lbs for a week or so. No dice.

Deflated/inflated to 60lbs and spewed on windex all around the bead. Worked the second time.

Did not like inflating that much but needed to ride:D
Forum: The Garage 06-26-2008, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,367
Posted By UPSam
I really don't like the over inflating thing and...

I really don't like the over inflating thing and have good reason.

My best friend got his leg torn off below the knee except for a few veins and arteries. They were able to reattach but he has a...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,367
Posted By UPSam
I can't detect any run out on the rim. It...

I can't detect any run out on the rim.

It seems to ride ok
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By UPSam
Tubed Learn to drive on a flat tire:lol3 ...

Tubed

Learn to drive on a flat tire:lol3

I have made it long ways doing so.

Otherwise you need tire irons, pump and tubes which don't really fit so well on a thumper. Plus tire changing...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,367
Posted By UPSam
Problem with setting bead on tire......

Got a very slow leak in my front tire on my DR650 due to a thin strand of wire. Probably rode on that tire on some rough gravel for 15 miles before I noticed it was very low on air. I rode very slow...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,320
Posted By UPSam
If the chains available today had existed in...

If the chains available today had existed in 1930, I don't think shaft drive would have been invented.

I have a shaft bike(concours) but if the same bike had been available with a chain or belt...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 91,760
Posted By UPSam
After I did it once, it was pretty easy. Getting...

After I did it once, it was pretty easy. Getting the right feel for the valve cover removal is the hard part. I take only the belly pan and the lower fairing off. I don't even remove the coils or...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2008, 10:44 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 91,760
Posted By UPSam
6,000 miles, screw adjustable and it is easy. If...

6,000 miles, screw adjustable and it is easy. If you have a dealer do it, it can be expensive
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 91,760
Posted By UPSam
It is a relatively heavy bike so it is sensitive...

It is a relatively heavy bike so it is sensitive to stop/go and hard acceleration. I take it really easy but still get in the mid 40s going 75-80mph. I get on the high end for mileage on my DR650...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By UPSam
I bought mine at SWmototires but they ship free...

I bought mine at SWmototires but they ship free on 2 or more tires.
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2008, 09:46 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 91,760
Posted By UPSam
Doesn't have a fuel light. The gage is...

Doesn't have a fuel light. The gage is notoriously inaccurate. I usually get 300 miles without hitting reserve. That leaves 1.5 gallons in the tank
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 91,760
Posted By UPSam
You should maybe rebuild the fuel petcock. One of...

You should maybe rebuild the fuel petcock. One of the few issues the bike is supposed to have is failure of the petcock and needle valve in a carb causing a cylinder to fill with gas when the bike...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2008, 11:17 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 91,760
Posted By UPSam
I get 50 mpg going 60 mph. Low 40 mpg doing 85...

I get 50 mpg going 60 mph. Low 40 mpg doing 85 mph.

Maybe the last guy pulled the carbs and rejetted?

I think it is one bike that the jetting should be left alone. Not that lean when stock. ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2008, 09:13 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 91,760
Posted By UPSam
The covers were never on my bike since I bought...

The covers were never on my bike since I bought it but I have the covers somewhere. Will look.
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2008, 08:11 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 91,760
Posted By UPSam
I am actually in AZ now. That Topeka is an...

I am actually in AZ now. That Topeka is an underground civilization in a movie. I bought a Connie last summer and road it to AZ from the U.P.. It was over 95 degrees the whole way. NM and AZ felt...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2008, 07:20 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 91,760
Posted By UPSam
Better start riding north before it gets hot

Better start riding north before it gets hot
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 91,760
Posted By UPSam
If you take the belly pan off and the lower...

If you take the belly pan off and the lower fairing, you must leave all the screws loose until you get all the screws in their holes. Then snug the screws in working top to bottom a bit at a time. Do...
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