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Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 01:15 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 29,646
Posted By itsatdm
I got to ask, you alluded to it. Have you checked...

I got to ask, you alluded to it. Have you checked or changed the oxygen sensor? I know what bad ones did to the mileage on my old pickup. It took 85,000 to get there, but yours and potentially mine...
Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By itsatdm
I bought this...

I bought this http://www.motoparthub.com/08_0266_Motion_Pro_Bearing_Remover_Set_20mm?src=Google&gclid=CKWUpKbepMACFYZlfgodB3wAig

All the wheel bearings are 20mm. You insert them, place something...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:08 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,969
Posted By itsatdm
This thread started as a tongue in cheek spoof...

This thread started as a tongue in cheek spoof because the WR250r thread turned into a love fest for KTM by the zealots that own them. So has this one.

I get it, you like your bikes and all the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-20-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By itsatdm
My brother, who is truck driver, got a speeding...

My brother, who is truck driver, got a speeding violation in his private vehicle in central ca. near his home. He was guilty, but worried about his commercial license. So he hired a "bill board"...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,217
Posted By itsatdm
The bike does not have rear suspension links, so...

The bike does not have rear suspension links, so that will never be an option.

The aftermarket springs that are offered are basically just shorter springs, so that is an option. Owners can do the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-18-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By itsatdm
Set it to 12v DC. Most of them have a setting for...

Set it to 12v DC. Most of them have a setting for 20v or less.

You can test your battery condition with one. Ride it or charge it and then let it rest overnight. See what the voltage is in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-18-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,217
Posted By itsatdm
The seat carving was on a regular seat. I will...

The seat carving was on a regular seat. I will tell you this, they are uncomfortable to the bone.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-18-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,217
Posted By itsatdm
I found some data for you off a woman's...

I found some data for you off a woman's motorcycle website. Not a slam, that is just where I found it. :deal

F800gs regular seat height is 34.6", F700gs is 32.3", low seat 31.1, low suspension +...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-18-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 80,799
Posted By itsatdm
Dave, I don't have any photo's but I know a few...

Dave, I don't have any photo's but I know a few back roads that need some. Indian Gulch road off Hornitos road near Hornitos and Las Polomas rd. before you get to Hornitos.
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 28,680
Posted By itsatdm
Whether abs will save your bacon kind of depends....

Whether abs will save your bacon kind of depends. In 46 year of riding I remember 1 situation abs would have killed me and whole lot of others it didn't matter.

It certainly has gotten better and...
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 27,144
Posted By itsatdm
I feel the same about BMW and I own one. It is...

I feel the same about BMW and I own one. It is not about what I think or you and others who read the Internet think. They sell.
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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-18-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By itsatdm
Yes

Yes
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 27,144
Posted By itsatdm
There was already a Wee competitor. The BMW F650...

There was already a Wee competitor. The BMW F650 twin, only weighed 438lb wet. I expect you could knock off a few more lbs. More easily Adventurized than a Weestrom. Not many bought it for that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-18-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,217
Posted By itsatdm
I disagree. These are heavy bikes, the op has...

I disagree. These are heavy bikes, the op has never owned a motorcycle and he lives in the Bay area, full of hills with lots of traffic.

Whether it is all mental or not, being able to flat foot...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-18-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By itsatdm
California emission standards are stricter than...

California emission standards are stricter than Federal. The short answer is maybe. The bike either meets Ca. Standards originally even though sold in another state OR the bike did not meet that...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-17-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 80,799
Posted By itsatdm
Dave, I am sure you have. Take Rock River rd out...

Dave, I am sure you have. Take Rock River rd out of Milton at the Cemetery. It will tie in near Salt Springs Reservoir.

I love all those out of way back roads with no traffic. Especially in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3,385
Views: 526,192
Posted By itsatdm
Front Brake line

After a mishap I found that I had a torn front brake line. Stock is no longer available. I found this site that sells galfer lines for the bike. http://www.cyclebrakes.net/about-us.aspx

They make...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-16-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 554
Posted By itsatdm
Hello again. :wave I would probably just...

Hello again.
:wave

I would probably just reuse them, with a dollop of lock tite. The fact your dealer does not have them in stock is a clue how they do it.

I really don't think the specs...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-15-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By itsatdm
The wheel came out, so it will go back in. There...

The wheel came out, so it will go back in. There is 2 things you can screw up. The spacers are on the wrong side, which can't be done on the front or you didn't reset the calipers. To do that on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-15-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,501
Posted By itsatdm
Your dealer is correct. There must be a sticky 5...

Your dealer is correct. There must be a sticky 5 years old on cracked tanks. Bike warranty is 3 years and tank warranty is 2. I have never heard of a leaking tank due to that crack.

Figure out...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-15-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By itsatdm
Google sliding pin calipers. If you pry the old...

Google sliding pin calipers. If you pry the old brake pads apart, you most likely contract the piston which only makes contact with the pad on the piston side.

Brake pressures applies not only...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4,890
Views: 553,177
Posted By itsatdm
You won't find a bettor source of what a narrow...

You won't find a bettor source of what a narrow band oxygen sensor does than Roger 04 rt.

The AF-Xied is designed to work with a narrow band oxygen sensor. After reading 6 months of posts, I was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-15-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 203,947
Posted By itsatdm
BMW+$= a better contract with some oil supplier.

BMW+$= a better contract with some oil supplier.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-15-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By itsatdm
Find out where they are taking the height...

Find out where they are taking the height measurement, seat or spring. I have an aftermarket shock that is 5mm shorter than stock and it lowers the seat 15mm.

At 5-6 I assume you weigh less than...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-15-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 203,947
Posted By itsatdm
From memory, the manual calls 10-40 dino oil,...

From memory, the manual calls 10-40 dino oil, with 10-40/50? semi synthetic. So they aren't recommending full synthetic, though I don't know what harm it would do.

Among synthetic attributes is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-14-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,541
Posted By itsatdm
They are great bikes. If you are height impaired...

They are great bikes. If you are height impaired bring a box to stand on. I ruled them out because they are expensive and lack the fuel capacity to ride western pavement and dirt. That is an...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,969
Posted By itsatdm
Japan has been in a recession much longer than...

Japan has been in a recession much longer than the rest of the world. They have suffered from inflation making it more expensive to build bikes for sale worldwide.

When the recession hit the rest...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 27,144
Posted By itsatdm
If you compared 19 vs 21" in. on the same bike,...

If you compared 19 vs 21" in. on the same bike, you would notice a difference. The 19" will turn in quicker, if no other adjustments are made it shortens trail. Besides all other benefits of a 21"...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-14-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,541
Posted By itsatdm
All the specs I have seen, consistently have wet...

All the specs I have seen, consistently have wet weight for the DR650 at 366lbs. The F650gs twin weighs in at 438wet and the F700gs at 461lbs. Who would have thought another rotor, caliper and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,541
Posted By itsatdm
Only the TKC is what I would consider a knobby...

Only the TKC is what I would consider a knobby tire. If Jimmy Lewis has not changed his contract, he requires that for his off road riding school and list acceptable examples. You do ride a lot sand...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,541
Posted By itsatdm
You didn't mention what tires you're running vs...

You didn't mention what tires you're running vs your thumper friends. They make a significant difference when running the loose stuff. I didn't appreciate that until I put some street orientated...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 203,947
Posted By itsatdm
The picture shows it extended about .15" I called...

The picture shows it extended about .15" I called it hydraulic, but you are probably right about it being a screw type. As the spring compresses the knob gets harder to turn. I don't know if it is...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,971
Posted By itsatdm
I owned one those bikes. It was a bear to start...

I owned one those bikes. It was a bear to start sometimes. even with state of the art points and an Amal carb.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 53,468
Posted By itsatdm
I think I actually cut the flange with a pair tin...

I think I actually cut the flange with a pair tin snips
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 203,947
Posted By itsatdm
That silver projection with the flange on the...

That silver projection with the flange on the bottom, just above the top of spring is hydraulic preload. You won't see it with no preload.
At full extension is measures .38" Multiply that times the...
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 27,144
Posted By itsatdm
My KLX is faster than your Dr:norton

My KLX is faster than your Dr:norton
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 27,144
Posted By itsatdm
I didn't mean to imply that. What I was referring...

I didn't mean to imply that. What I was referring to is the current owners of mid size adventure bikes. They are really too heavy for most riders to horse around, they require significant upgrades....
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 27,144
Posted By itsatdm
I hope that is the plan. There is no multi...

I hope that is the plan. There is no multi cylinder ADV bike to accommodate those types of riders. If you kick up the displacement to the 800 class, you end up competing with the existing bikes...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 53,468
Posted By itsatdm
What I did was buy one of the cheap Spark...

What I did was buy one of the cheap Spark arresters either this one or one similar:...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-11-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By itsatdm
I am less suspicious now. Rim off, mechanic turns...

I am less suspicious now. Rim off, mechanic turns the bearings with his fingers and detects some rough spots. The first time I felt that I changed the wheel bearings. They can go rather suddenly.
...
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