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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,802
Posted By Shazam*
I did 1600 km in a day (Iron Butt) and 3800 km in...

I did 1600 km in a day (Iron Butt) and 3800 km in a three day weekend.
On a bone stock f650gs.
and I could not feel my ass for a week afterwards.
seriously.
I thought I had done permanent nerve...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2005, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By Shazam*
hmmm 2001 F650, front right damage, located in...

hmmm
2001 F650, front right damage, located in Canada....
doesn't look like this by any chance does it?
http://shazam.smugmug.com/photos/6056864-M.jpg
If so, PM me, I still have a few parts, I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2005, 06:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,814
Posted By Shazam*
Camping gear and room for two. (my girlfriend...

Camping gear and room for two.
(my girlfriend is taking the pics)
Touratech cases and rack.
Sleeping bags in the blue drybag.
Tent on one side, sleeping pads on the other....
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2005, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,701
Posted By Shazam*
if the power is really really lacking, make sure...

if the power is really really lacking, make sure your throttle cable is in the correct slot (on the throttle body)
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2005, 10:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,771
Posted By Shazam*
I had 43k with no probs until someone took me out...

I had 43k with no probs until someone took me out and wrote the bike off.
Forum: Latin America 10-04-2005, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,013
Posted By Shazam*
try 1) being more specific in the thread title,...

try
1) being more specific in the thread title, otherwise people will not check it (not the people you need to find, anyway)
2) post the thread in the "regional" forums
3) stick with the default...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2005, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,843
Posted By Shazam*
I used to work at a shop that sold them and we...

I used to work at a shop that sold them and we would order new soles for people pretty regularly.
Just get any local dealer to order, then go to a shoe shop to get the new soles glued on.
They do...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2005, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,563
Posted By Shazam*
hi touratech has a kit for the f650 to give you...

hi
touratech has a kit for the f650 to give you better bars and still accomodate the heated grips.
otherwise, you need to do some drilling.
its a little pricey, but they seem good to deal with.
Forum: Face plant 08-27-2005, 03:48 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,545
Posted By Shazam*
Get well soon. Just thought you should know...

Get well soon.
Just thought you should know that there are people all over the world sending healing waves yer way...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-31-2005, 12:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,752
Posted By Shazam*
from my observations it seems to be pretty...

from my observations it seems to be pretty accurate.
but, it also lists my top speed on the f650 as 350 km/h :evil
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2005, 12:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,839
Posted By Shazam*
well... currently bikeless, but I had 43,000...

well...
currently bikeless, but I had 43,000 problem free klicks on my 650GS until someone took me out
(nothing but oil and tire changes. Oh, and I rode all winter so I was going through a chain...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2005, 01:17 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 19,133
Posted By Shazam*
the bear looks cute, but does not want to play......

the bear looks cute, but does not want to play... :lol3
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2005, 07:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,897
Posted By Shazam*
yeah, buy whatever you can physically try on in...

yeah, buy whatever you can physically try on in person.
you can live with ordering sloppy fitting clothes, but armour has just got to be in the right places.
You might pay an extra couple bucks to...
Forum: Alaska 06-15-2005, 02:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,671
Posted By Shazam*
and watch out in the middle where you stop at the...

and watch out in the middle where you stop at the booth.
oily and slippy as all hell.
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2005, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By Shazam*
still recovering from torn PCL when I went over...

still recovering from torn PCL when I went over the bars
(and over the hood of the car that hit me)
wish I'd had braces on...


p.s. I was otherwise ATGATT with motox boots
Forum: Face plant 01-28-2005, 02:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,817
Posted By Shazam*
dude, that really sucks I am recovering from...

dude, that really sucks
I am recovering from the latest in a series of disloacations, but thats nothing compared to yours.
now you gotta put up with a year of "wanking for physio" jokes
keep at...
Forum: Racing 01-27-2005, 05:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,986
Posted By Shazam*
Hey.... maybe thats it... they are trying to...

Hey....
maybe thats it...
they are trying to make the dakar over as some sort of avant garde reality television show
so you need the prima donna and all the other "character types"
maybe next...
Forum: Canada 01-26-2005, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22,240
Views: 2,295,513
Posted By Shazam*
Yeah, probably. I expect I will pick up another...

Yeah, probably.
I expect I will pick up another bike one of these days, but it just didn't make sense to spend the cash when tuition is $16k :eek1
Oh well...
Forum: Canada 01-25-2005, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22,240
Views: 2,295,513
Posted By Shazam*
unfortunately, I am between bikes :cry ...

unfortunately, I am between bikes :cry
Someone took me out while riding on Richmond St downtown last summer
wrote off the bike, and the knee is still healing.
have fun anyway...
I am in school...
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2005, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By Shazam*
My cable broke on the highway. Fixed it there...

My cable broke on the highway.
Fixed it there using a bolt from my TT rack.
pics here: http://shazam.smugmug.com/gallery/28595
http://shazam.smugmug.com/photos/992960-M.jpg
Forum: Racing 01-12-2005, 07:47 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,856
Posted By Shazam*
Maybe put them on front page rotation as a...

Maybe put them on front page rotation as a tribute?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2005, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,246
Posted By Shazam*
ohhhhh "snipping" I thought this was another...

ohhhhh
"snipping"
I thought this was another gun thread... :D
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2004, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By Shazam*
yes, sort of... what you need to do is 1)...

yes, sort of...
what you need to do is
1) remove the nut entirely
2) pull the shift lever straight off the bike (not much wiggle room)
3) tilt the lever up or down as you prefer
4) push it...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2004, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,686
Posted By Shazam*
I had a problem free 2001 for 43,000 km before a...

I had a problem free 2001 for 43,000 km before a car took me out.
But I have heard of others who had problems with the year. (2001)
Regarding power, you should know that the throttle body has two...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2004, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,783
Posted By Shazam*
I did 1000 miles in a day riding down to the...

I did 1000 miles in a day riding down to the first BMWGSBYOB
Bone stock F650 GS
Of course, I couldn't feel my ass for a week afterwards, but otherwise ok.
(Seriously, I was worried I might have...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2004, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By Shazam*
really depends on how paranoid he was and how he...

really depends on how paranoid he was and how he treated the chain.
but not too bad.
I replaced mine every 20,000KM
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2004, 03:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By Shazam*
http://shazam.smugmug.com/photos/6056864-M.jpg

http://shazam.smugmug.com/photos/6056864-M.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2004, 04:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,845
Posted By Shazam*
check the striking viking thread. He likes his...

check the striking viking thread.
He likes his 05
ridden through mongolia! :eek1
Forum: Canada 08-17-2004, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,488
Posted By Shazam*
there is a Nova Scotia Motorcycle book available...

there is a Nova Scotia Motorcycle book available for free.
Google it.
Say, do you work for Big Blue?
I know at least one other software engineer in TO riding the same bike as you.
Lots of...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2004, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By Shazam*
to be precise, you can get the volts out of it,...

to be precise, you can get the volts out of it, but only in the diagnostic mode
so you can't use it to monitor voltage while riding.
You can use it for spot checks though, if you want.
Forum: Vendors 08-03-2004, 05:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,202
Posted By Shazam*
nice, but from the front page, the "tools and...

nice, but from the front page, the "tools and gadgets" link is busted (double http://'s)
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2004, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By Shazam*
cool. Was that on Sunday? Lots of rain...

cool.
Was that on Sunday?
Lots of rain moving in and out that day.
My sister got married on a beach in NS at dawn on sun.
Little bit of drizzle, but beautiful when the sun came out.
Forum: Canada 07-29-2004, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By Shazam*
http://www.novascotia.com/ride/ Free Book! ...

http://www.novascotia.com/ride/

Free Book!
(looks good too, I have a copy)
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2004, 05:05 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,430
Posted By Shazam*
:rofl Good point man... Yeah, I always wear...

:rofl
Good point man...
Yeah, I always wear my gear.
I spend a LOT of time dancing with traffic, so I figure I am pushing my luck anyway.
Anything I can do to offset that can only be good.
The...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2004, 04:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By Shazam*
www.f650.com great bikes. not the best if...

www.f650.com

great bikes.
not the best if you are really looking for an off roader though
(they can do it, but not the best)
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2004, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,437
Posted By Shazam*
gotta replace the Tourance on the rear of my F ...

gotta replace the Tourance on the rear of my F
it has served me well, but at 20,000 km, I am just about down to the wear indicators and they are not very happy in heavy rain.
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2004, 08:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,182
Posted By Shazam*
Good luck man... Watch yerself... try to...

Good luck man...
Watch yerself...
try to avoid hanging out at the gates, it sounds like.
You can leave the bike with me for safekeeping while you are away :deal :evil :rofl

oh... and post...
Forum: Face plant 06-14-2004, 05:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 25,918
Posted By Shazam*
Holy Crap man! I ride in to work every day, and...

Holy Crap man!
I ride in to work every day, and every day I wear my armour.
Lately, it has been getting hot, and I am the only one I ever see wearing the stuff.
Sorry your wife had to pay the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2004, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,440
Posted By Shazam*
Looks like he's about to get sucked into the...

Looks like he's about to get sucked into the intake... :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2004, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By Shazam*
Been a few years since I lived in Whistler. A...

Been a few years since I lived in Whistler.
A few other still live there and can probably give better current info, but here is my take:
1) still tons at end of march. the mountains close for the...
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