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Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 178,591
Posted By Dave Bell
I bought my 94 pc800 about a month ago. 47k...

I bought my 94 pc800 about a month ago. 47k miles. Here are repairs and maintenance I've done:

Replaced speedo cable, shocks, fork springs, seals, and oil; brake and clutch fluid;engine oil,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 178,591
Posted By Dave Bell
Question I am aware that the charging system is not real...

I am aware that the charging system is not real powerful. I have run into that issue on previous bikes so I have learned to manage it pretty well. I had a European switch on my KLR so I could turn...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 178,591
Posted By Dave Bell
PC8 Ride impressions part deaux

The suspension is absolute trash. I hit one pothole on my crappy county road and caused a muscle spasm in my back. It also went "bang". It's ok on smooth roads but it's worn slap out. I was going...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 178,591
Posted By Dave Bell
First impressions of 94 PC8

I have owned quite a few motorcycles, and in the past few years have only had dual sport bikes such as a BMW F800gs (sold), BMW g650gs Dakar (still have it), Yamaha WR250R (still have it) and a Ural...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 178,591
Posted By Dave Bell
Scuse me here=Speedo drive failure common?

I promise I'll go back and read all 50 pages of this thread but I need to know if it is common to have speedo drive and/or speedo cable fail. I've got a 94 with 42K miles showing and that is the...
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,436
Posted By Dave Bell
I saw a 2014 at Moab. In fact, I rode a 2014 at...

I saw a 2014 at Moab. In fact, I rode a 2014 at Moab. It seemed about the same as far as power and acceleration as my 2011. I was disappointed that the wheels are no longer interchangeable due to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-21-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,941
Views: 402,539
Posted By Dave Bell
By yourself, it doesn't make sense. If there is...

By yourself, it doesn't make sense. If there is someone else with you or another bike nearby, like if you have two at home and that's where you are, it's the best way. Or, if someone on a bike...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-17-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,941
Views: 402,539
Posted By Dave Bell
I have bought almost every bead tool made. Most...

I have bought almost every bead tool made. Most of them don't work. However, if you lay the wheel on the ground and put the kickstand on the tire very close to the bead and then rock the bike up on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By Dave Bell
Looks like it's fixed.....

A new load relief relay appears to have fixed the problem. So even though the old one seemed to function properly with no load on the switched terminals, it was still "weak". So all buttoned up now...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,522
Posted By Dave Bell
Seat Concepts review

Seat Concepts review
I have bought all sorts of seats. I have had three custom made Mayer seats that were wonderful but very expensive. I've had sargents, corbins, and two other Seat Concepts seats....
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By Dave Bell
Question 650 Dakar Load Relief Relay

My headlight on my 05 Dakar was waiting several seconds (like 10) to come on after the bike started. Later, it would not come on at all. I put in a new battery and headlight bulb, mainly because the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,207
Posted By Dave Bell
Great memories Pete

I rode the cdr with two friends last August. The
greatest trip ever. Enjoying you tales. Keep it coming!:clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-08-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Dave Bell
I'll arrive ashville at 4pm tomorrow after my...

I'll arrive ashville at 4pm tomorrow after my flight. I'll ride a bit and may call if offer still good. Text info to 903 450 567 nine.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-06-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Dave Bell
Ashville to Dfw?..

I bought a BMW Dakar 650 on eBay. I will be flying in a private plane to ashville area and immediately heading home. I can't dawdle, but want to ride scenic as possible. Probably avoid slab. Any...
Forum: Hacks 05-27-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 30,804
Posted By Dave Bell
I had trouble with my rear brake light switch...

I had trouble with my rear brake light switch too. Took it apart and smoothed the metal part of the little rod and readjusted it and so far so good. I too "continue to ride".
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 101,081
Posted By Dave Bell
Nice Ride Report

Can't wait til I get to do it!
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 13,050
Posted By Dave Bell
Road closed!

I just finished the route too. Last year we obeyed a road closed sign and had a most interesting detour. This year, we went around the signs which were due to logging and when we got to the logging...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,177
Posted By Dave Bell
Let me get this straight. An Okie says to a...

Let me get this straight. An Okie says to a Texan "Do you really need a handgun?" Of course I do, I'm a Texan. You're lucky I didn't bring a Winchester Model 12 sawed off pump shotgun.
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 49,293
Posted By Dave Bell
I'm stealing some of your pictures to make my...

I'm stealing some of your pictures to make my ride report look better. Thanks, dude. Hope I remember to give you credit, but I probably won't.
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,177
Posted By Dave Bell
<table id="post915390" class="tborder"...

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Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,177
Posted By Dave Bell
Atlantic City Part Deaux

Atlantic City was one place that I remembered from a ride report that there was a good campground, but it was certainly not in the town, which is quaint but also kind of a sh**hole. The camp is...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,177
Posted By Dave Bell
Atlantic City

We could not get gas in Atlantic City, and that Basin was where I almost ran out. It could have been 240 miles, I could make that. Plus, my buds were there with the supertankers. I was stupid...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,177
Posted By Dave Bell
Tars

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Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,177
Posted By Dave Bell
What I wore

What I wore
<hr style="color: rgb(209, 209, 225); background-color: rgb(209, 209, 225);" size="1"> I really wanted to keep clothing down to a minimum, because that is ...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,177
Posted By Dave Bell
All my crap

All my crap
<hr style="color: rgb(209, 209, 225); background-color: rgb(209, 209, 225);" size="1"> When I started thinking about stuff to take, I used my experience on ...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,177
Posted By Dave Bell
Weather

Weather
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Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,177
Posted By Dave Bell
GPS Tracks

We used the Big Dog Trax for the trip. Here is his ride report

http://bigdogadventures.com/CD.htm

I started a month and a half before the trip to get my GPS loaded up. My old CX 60 had...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,177
Posted By Dave Bell
I had three choices of bike to ride on the CDR. ...

I had three choices of bike to ride on the CDR. I just bought a Yamaha WR250 and am really enjoying riding it on the K trail and local trails. I love it. I also had my trusty old 02 KLR, which...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,177
Posted By Dave Bell
Logistics of the Continental Divide Route

We don't need another CDR ride report, at least I'm not going to write one. I did just finish the ride yesterday and thought it would be useful to go over some points about what to expect, what to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-02-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,058
Posted By Dave Bell
thank you.

thank you.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-01-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,058
Posted By Dave Bell
Card mode?

How do you put the gps in card mode?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-01-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,058
Posted By Dave Bell
Put the old 4 g card back in and started it...

Put the old 4 g card back in and started it downloading from work on Friday. When I got here today, it was downloaded!:rofl:nortonI still don't understand why it is so rigid in the way you have to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-29-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,058
Posted By Dave Bell
I'll try

ok I put the 4 g card back in and starting over.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-29-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,058
Posted By Dave Bell
Help with map download from Garmin

I have a 60cx with a brand new 16g data card. I bought City Navigator for the lower 49 states by download. I have attempted to download the maps about 6 times. I had some problems with the card...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 111,562
Posted By Dave Bell
Question Enjoying the reportage, guys

going on the TAT next year, looks great! What is the max psi on the Tubliss system? how well does it work on pavement?:p3rry
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 34,893
Posted By Dave Bell
Good luck!

Good luck!
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 101,081
Posted By Dave Bell
Question best bike?

Possibly, you had some really tough parts that you didn't show cause you were too busy hanging on for dear life to take pictures?

It looks like my BMW f800 gs would be a good choice. Better...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-23-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,671
Posted By Dave Bell
Ft Worth

I bought my first BMW from Plano and got tired of their cocky attitude. I took in my 1150 RT to trade and they did not even look at it, offered me shit for it saying 'It's gonna lose it's final...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-23-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,626
Posted By Dave Bell
bead damage

I damaged a bead on a brand new TKC 80 once. I felt it give because I stupidly did not have the other side in the dish of the wheel because I did not realize (yet) how important it was. I took it...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-21-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By Dave Bell
up to 10 members, I see a ride coming up really...

up to 10 members, I see a ride coming up really soon.
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