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Forum: Equipment 10-02-2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,267
Posted By CascadeThumper
Yes.....the 13 watt HID MR11s are small,...

Yes.....the 13 watt HID MR11s are small, lightweight, do not get "burn yer fingers" hot, do not come on instantly, but power up over about 2 or 3 seconds. I run 'em all the time as aux driving...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2007, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,267
Posted By CascadeThumper
Top pic is the stock 2005 F-650 Dakar headlight. ...

Top pic is the stock 2005 F-650 Dakar headlight. With nothing else to compare to....the stock Dakar headlight is quite bright for a motorcycle unit. All the reviews during that period mentioned how...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2007, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,267
Posted By CascadeThumper
Somewhere I heard the comparison tossed around...

Somewhere I heard the comparison tossed around that, watt for watt an HID delivers 2.5 times the light of a halogen. So a 30 watt HID would compare with a 75 watt halogen. The Trail Tech 55 watt...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-26-2007, 08:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,495
Posted By CascadeThumper
Gail, at the Darrington ranger Station, told me...

Gail, at the Darrington ranger Station, told me mid-October is their 'best guess' at this time....but if any big storms come through the date could easily get pushd back. Maybe we'll actually get to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By CascadeThumper
I just finished up doing the Magura X-line mod...

I just finished up doing the Magura X-line mod and I think it is really sweet. Yes, I can see that the bar end is weakened by the machining, but if it breaks I'll go to a similar aftermarket 1-1/8"...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2007, 05:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,754
Posted By CascadeThumper
If you can get a "tip-toe" down.....buy the...

If you can get a "tip-toe" down.....buy the Dakar. IMHO, you will learn to be comfortable with the ride height after some miles. That's been my experience. The standard GS is a fine ride,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-08-2007, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By CascadeThumper
Last minute work gremlins won't let me get an...

Last minute work gremlins won't let me get an early start.
See ya in Menlo.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-07-2007, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By CascadeThumper
Seems reasonable to me. Ya sure, ya betcha........

Seems reasonable to me.
Ya sure, ya betcha.....
I'll load 'em up in the morning.
....if you are in the Kirkland area we could meet up around Canyon Park and cross the pond on the Edmonds ferry.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-07-2007, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By CascadeThumper
I might just be interested in a backroads route...

I might just be interested in a backroads route to Menlo.
I could be alot of fun.
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2007, 08:44 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 19,079
Posted By CascadeThumper
I agree, the ideal is to get off the slab and...

I agree, the ideal is to get off the slab and onto the Good Stuff. However, in alot of urban areas, like Seattle......there are 50 to 150 miles of mostly slab in order to get to the Good Stuff. Plus,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2007, 04:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By CascadeThumper
I totally agree. But whatever number you agree...

I totally agree.
But whatever number you agree upon, take the "Larry the cable guy" approach....Get 'er done.
Then go Ride the World........
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2007, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By CascadeThumper
Buy it......ride it........enjoy it....whthout a...

Buy it......ride it........enjoy it....whthout a doubt it's one of the best....(my crystal ball prediction) 20 years from now the F-650s, and especially the Dakars, will be called legendary.
As...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2007, 10:05 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 19,079
Posted By CascadeThumper
I'm runnin' an '05 Dakar and my neighbor runs an...

I'm runnin' an '05 Dakar and my neighbor runs an older KLR. Both bikes are plenty reliable with lots of farkles. Both bikes have plenty of WOOF if you drop the front sprocket a notch or two. BMW used...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-02-2007, 05:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,448
Posted By CascadeThumper
BIG Thanks to the PSER for hosting such an...

BIG Thanks to the PSER for hosting such an excellent event....marvelous route, great roll-chart instructions, superb BBQ lunch. I guess you can tell I had BIG FUN..........
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,398
Posted By CascadeThumper
Nice report...:1drink Spot, Mr. COB's...

Nice report...:1drink
Spot, Mr. COB's navigator, looks rather comfy.
I wonder what he's thinkin'..........faster COB, faster.....BIG air!!!
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-18-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,806
Posted By CascadeThumper
Here are a couple of ride reports w/pics posted...

Here are a couple of ride reports w/pics posted on F-650.com

Here's a link to a short ride report by one of my buddies.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,806
Posted By CascadeThumper
My understanding is that everone is done about 3...

My understanding is that everone is done about 3 to 4:00 p.m. with the ride.
BBQ dinner around 5:00 p.m. with the place empty by 7:00 p.m.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-17-2007, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By CascadeThumper
Sounds likd FUN !! I'll be there if I can.

Sounds likd FUN !!
I'll be there if I can.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-14-2007, 09:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,448
Posted By CascadeThumper
Absolutely stunning pics... I am soooo looking...

Absolutely stunning pics...
I am soooo looking forward to this ride.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-14-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,806
Posted By CascadeThumper
I signed up early and am lookin' forward to lotsa...

I signed up early and am lookin' forward to lotsa FUN.
Didn't do the Dirty Face last year....so I'll have to make up for it this year.
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2007, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3,015
Views: 845,275
Posted By CascadeThumper
Looks like a Dunlop 606 to me....

Looks like a Dunlop 606 to me....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-02-2007, 05:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,505
Posted By CascadeThumper
Thanks again B.Ross.... I picked up my 606s and...

Thanks again B.Ross....
I picked up my 606s and 908s this afternoon.
A darn nice savings compared to the usual pricing.
See ya on the backroads....:wave
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-27-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,505
Posted By CascadeThumper
I like the 606 rear, but I find the 606 front...

I like the 606 rear, but I find the 606 front rather noisy. The 908 front is much less noisy, but you can feel the knobs squirm around when cornering a bit aggressively on pavement. Since my...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-26-2007, 09:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,505
Posted By CascadeThumper
BIG Thanks, B.Ross.... I ordered up two sets of...

BIG Thanks, B.Ross....
I ordered up two sets of my fav 606 rear and 908RR front.
...saved $100.00 over my usual internet dealer.
They said about a week or 10 days for arrival....
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By CascadeThumper
I think the USA began to see the FI iteration of...

I think the USA began to see the FI iteration of the F-650 in 2001.
Also, the fuel tank location below the seat began with the change to FI.
Check www.f650.com (http://www.f650.com) for more info...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2007, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,144
Posted By CascadeThumper
For my purposes, I like the soft luggage. I'm...

For my purposes, I like the soft luggage. I'm using the Moto-Sport Yukon II (http://www.nine44turbo.com/Miscellaneous-Folder/Moto-Sport%20Panniers/index.htm) setup. They have taken lots of abuse and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2007, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,408
Posted By CascadeThumper
Here's the setup I'm using, it allows the 30 watt...

Here's the setup I'm using, it allows the 30 watt and 13 watt HIDs to be mounted close to the fairing. It's available here (http://www.blm-accessories.com/). The 13 watt HIDs are probably near the...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2007, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,267
Posted By CascadeThumper
The Trail Tech (http://trailtech.net/) site...

The Trail Tech (http://trailtech.net/) site provides some good data. Acording to their lights page (http://trailtech.net/single_lights.html) the MR11HID is 13 watts...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2007, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,267
Posted By CascadeThumper
The 13 watt HIDs are wonderful aux lights. They...

The 13 watt HIDs are wonderful aux lights. They are brighter than the 35 watt halogens. I run then all the time. The 30 watt HIDs are offroad only, they will blind oncoming traffic.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2007, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By CascadeThumper
The CS sprocket swap is easy, especially once you...

The CS sprocket swap is easy, especially once you have done it a couple of times. All you need is a socket for the cs nut (30mm, if I recall correctly), a 6" extension and a 1/2" breaker bar, approx...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2007, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By CascadeThumper
I've been running the 14/47 combo for over a year...

I've been running the 14/47 combo for over a year on my '05 Dakar. I love it. The gearbox has a nice close ratio feel and with big Dunlop knobs it absolutely eats up the gravel roads. The fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2006, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By CascadeThumper
You can find 'em at KLR650.com...

You can find 'em at KLR650.com (http://www.klr650.com/MEFO%20Sport%20Tires.htm#MEFO%20Tubes)
I had a chance to get a close up look at the MEF 99 Explorer a few days ago....a nice DS setup.
I'd be...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2006, 07:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,184
Posted By CascadeThumper
I like the 606 rear, 4500 miles is about right. ...

I like the 606 rear, 4500 miles is about right.
I prefer the 908 RR front, it is significantly less noisy than the 606 front and bites the backroad corners just as well. Both the 606 front and the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2006, 09:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,904
Posted By CascadeThumper
Mine is an '05 and it has been problem free. The...

Mine is an '05 and it has been problem free. The harder I run it the happier it seems to be. It loves the gravel backroads.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2006, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By CascadeThumper
Like scottdc said....probably not much of a...

Like scottdc said....probably not much of a discount.
The margins are not too fat on the F-650. But, what the heck. it's Christmas, and the F-650 Dakar is a great bike. I'm sure you will really...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2006, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,157
Posted By CascadeThumper
Hi richc, The aux fuel tank tucks behind the...

Hi richc,
The aux fuel tank tucks behind the starboard Moto-Sport Yukon II pannier. It holds 1.5 gallons. Close the valve and it's a reserve tank; open the valve and it works seamlessly with the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2006, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,157
Posted By CascadeThumper
Here' s LINK ...

Here' s LINK (http://www.nine44turbo.com/Motorcycles-Folder/Dakar%20mods/index.htm)to a page on my site that shows a few of the items being made for the F-650 by my neighbor.
You might like the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2006, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By CascadeThumper
I've got some pics on my web site of both the 35...

I've got some pics on my web site of both the 35 watt PIAA solitares and the 30 watt HIDs....contact Bill McAvan (http://www.blm-accessories.com) for the bracket.
Take a look HERE...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2006, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,399
Posted By CascadeThumper
I suggest you join up at the Chain Gang...

I suggest you join up at the Chain Gang (http://www.f650.com) and take advantage of the chain a sprocket deal that they have going. You will find a first class online community with a wealth of...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2006, 06:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,196
Posted By CascadeThumper
The 15-T is such and easy and inexpensive mod, it...

The 15-T is such and easy and inexpensive mod, it is worth the try just to see if you like it. The Rotax 650 likes to rev and I think you will find yourself in a much sweeter power band all-around...
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