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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:38 PM
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Posted By tbarstow
Here's how fixing my clutch cover turned out: ...

Here's how fixing my clutch cover turned out:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1006074
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 76
Posted By tbarstow
G650X Challenge Clutch Cover Bushing Installation

So I have a BMW G650X Challenge that I really enjoy, but hate giving Hans and Franz more money for parts that were not made correctly to begin with. What happens on this bike is the clutch throwout...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6,921
Views: 1,054,391
Posted By tbarstow
Your clutch mechanism isn't disengaging...

Your clutch mechanism isn't disengaging completely. Pop off the clutch cover and check to see that the central bearing is seated all of the way. Then look inside the clutch cover at the central...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8,908
Views: 601,559
Posted By tbarstow
Somebody go to this just to mess with the HD...

Somebody go to this just to mess with the HD pirates:

http://i471.photobucket.com/albums/rr77/tbarstow/Piratebikenight_zpsa6a5c1f7.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By tbarstow
The fuel gauges on these bikes are approximate. ...

The fuel gauges on these bikes are approximate. The 1150s suffer from corrosion on the electrical contacts inside the tank and affect the fuel gauge. I find if I have done lots of straight up free...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6,921
Views: 1,054,391
Posted By tbarstow
I believe the pieces you are looking for are...

I believe the pieces you are looking for are included in a set of BMW front brake pads.
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6,921
Views: 1,054,391
Posted By tbarstow
I think Rekluse discontinued the G650X model. ...

I think Rekluse discontinued the G650X model. See if there is one for the "new" g650 that uses the 650X engine.
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2,031
Views: 257,571
Posted By tbarstow
Got the boring bar set up and ready to bore out...

Got the boring bar set up and ready to bore out the XChallenge clutch cover to sleeve it so the clutch will work properly again:
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6,921
Views: 1,054,391
Posted By tbarstow
Getting set up to make the bore cut to sleeve my...

Getting set up to make the bore cut to sleeve my clutch cover:

http://i471.photobucket.com/albums/rr77/tbarstow/Mini%20Mill%20Projects/2014-08-27233820_zps49c202e5.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6,921
Views: 1,054,391
Posted By tbarstow
Why? You live in Texas, the land of no hills or...

Why? You live in Texas, the land of no hills or mountains......
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-23-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By tbarstow
I'd start with online maps, then move to the...

I'd start with online maps, then move to the paper maps.

Looks like you have to buy a permit to ride the reservation:

Permits
A permit must be purchased for all trips off paved roads in the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-22-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By tbarstow
That's an aggressive plan for 7 days of riding...

That's an aggressive plan for 7 days of riding (less the day on each end of screwing around picking up/dropping off bikes). Las Vegas to Moab is almost 500 miles.

The Google Maps info will be...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6,921
Views: 1,054,391
Posted By tbarstow
Question Getting rid of the bubble level was the first...

Getting rid of the bubble level was the first recall on the XChallenge!
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6,921
Views: 1,054,391
Posted By tbarstow
Check the inside of your air box. You may have...

Check the inside of your air box. You may have more oil than normal inside of it.

What was the oil level when the bike was hot and vertical with the dipstick pushed all of the way in?

If you...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By tbarstow
Yes. You can use Google to find your answer.

Yes. You can use Google to find your answer.
Forum: The Garage 08-16-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,064
Posted By tbarstow
Any pics of the sprocket on and off the bike? ...

Any pics of the sprocket on and off the bike?

How's your chain tension.
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6,921
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Posted By tbarstow
The TT tank is a waste. It is monstrously huge,...

The TT tank is a waste. It is monstrously huge, over weights the front end, and puts you in a bad riding position. It also kills your fuel economy at highway speeds, as you're now pushing a huge...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 6,921
Views: 1,054,391
Posted By tbarstow
Yes. Revavlve. Respring. Heavier oil.

Yes. Revavlve. Respring. Heavier oil.
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2,031
Views: 257,571
Posted By tbarstow
That's why your bikes should be parked in the...

That's why your bikes should be parked in the living room.
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2,031
Views: 257,571
Posted By tbarstow
That's the plan Jeff. Let me know if you...

That's the plan Jeff.

Let me know if you need some modern parts adjusted to fit your vintage bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9,040
Views: 1,331,714
Posted By tbarstow
Just put the 21 on the fron and stop worrying...

Just put the 21 on the fron and stop worrying street handling.
Forum: Vendors 08-07-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 16,552
Posted By tbarstow
With a pair of extra hands, you can tear one down...

With a pair of extra hands, you can tear one down and put it back together in 12 hours. Faster if one of you has done it before.
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2,031
Views: 257,571
Posted By tbarstow
I put all of the craigslist purchases together...

I put all of the craigslist purchases together today:

1 huge rolling table that used to hold a 4 head sewing machine
1 " piece of plywood for the table top
1 9x20 lathe
1 mini mill

Bolted...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-03-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By tbarstow
Go to the Pro Gun Club between Boulder City and...

Go to the Pro Gun Club between Boulder City and Henderson, on highway 95.

Pro Gun Club
12801 Old U.S. 95
Boulder City, NV 89005
Open today
7:00 am – 5:00 pm

http://progunclub.com
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6,921
Views: 1,054,391
Posted By tbarstow
The splines on the output shaft are too small....

The splines on the output shaft are too small. Look at every other high performance 650 to 990 sized bike and you'll see much larger splines.
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9,040
Views: 1,331,714
Posted By tbarstow
When you cleaned your throttle body, did you...

When you cleaned your throttle body, did you remove the TPS?
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6,921
Views: 1,054,391
Posted By tbarstow
The shifter forks are rather fragile on these...

The shifter forks are rather fragile on these bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6,921
Views: 1,054,391
Posted By tbarstow
See if your neutral switch is intact. Also see...

See if your neutral switch is intact. Also see if the clutch cover is worn on the inside.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-30-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,664
Posted By tbarstow
Burn the Deathwing out on the asphalt for this...

Burn the Deathwing out on the asphalt for this trip.
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6,921
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Posted By tbarstow
I would ride it and not worry about it. If...

I would ride it and not worry about it.

If you do break it, you have all winter to fix it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9,040
Views: 1,331,714
Posted By tbarstow
Snooker - good to hear that you're back to...

Snooker - good to hear that you're back to wearing pants while riding!

Those little clamps can be put on with a set of CV Joint Boot Clamp Pliers:
...
Forum: The Garage 07-28-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,326
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Posted By tbarstow
I usually learn through the mistakes of others,...

I usually learn through the mistakes of others, but I've done this and only pick up a can of either AFTER my safety glasses are put on.
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6,921
Views: 1,054,391
Posted By tbarstow
This is normal. Part of the system startup.

This is normal. Part of the system startup.
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6,921
Views: 1,054,391
Posted By tbarstow
Yes I did. I finally got my lathe, so I'll have...

Yes I did. I finally got my lathe, so I'll have something coming out shortly.
Forum: Americas 07-25-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,382
Posted By tbarstow
As mentioned earlier, be wary of your fuel range....

As mentioned earlier, be wary of your fuel range. Too many eastern tourists don't realize how far apart things are out west. I've lost count of the number of them I come across out of gas in the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6,921
Views: 1,054,391
Posted By tbarstow
Not a genius, just a metallurgist. To put...

Not a genius, just a metallurgist.

To put them back in, cut one of the old bearings and it will close up, then freeze the bearing you want to put in and use the cut bearing for a drift to gently...
Forum: Americas 07-24-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,382
Posted By tbarstow
Looks like a decent plan. When in the big...

Looks like a decent plan.

When in the big cities out west, do not equate distance with time. You will move very slowly (i.e., 10 miles is a 45 minute drive).

Have a rain suit handy, know how...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6,921
Views: 1,054,391
Posted By tbarstow
Not a good idea. Too much room to fill with...

Not a good idea. Too much room to fill with grease and hiw would you get any into the top bearing?
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6,921
Views: 1,054,391
Posted By tbarstow
Not so much. It's had 18k of bumps and such. ...

Not so much. It's had 18k of bumps and such. The steering stem is aluminum, so don't whack it. Go down the steering tube with something long enough to work the bearing loose with.

If you're not...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6,921
Views: 1,054,391
Posted By tbarstow
If the temperature sensor isn't working right,...

If the temperature sensor isn't working right, the fan would have issues. I don't know if it operates as a normally-open or normally-closed sensor.

Your low coolant may be due to the water pump...
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