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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:06 PM
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Posted By Singletrack_mind
I checked in with my favorite local mechanic (who...

I checked in with my favorite local mechanic (who happens to be a very quick MX rider), and he concurs with you: He would suggest a 110mm oil level for someone doing general enduro riding (like me);...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 09:27 PM
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Posted By Singletrack_mind
Too late : ) I swapped one spring this...

Too late : )
I swapped one spring this evening, will test ride tomorrow.

I am familiar with the effects of a larger or smaller air volume, but before tuning that I want to arrive at the correct...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 08:18 PM
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Posted By Singletrack_mind
Thanks for posting these numbers. This reinforces...

Thanks for posting these numbers. This reinforces what I was finding on my own. I had recently swapped from the harder fork springs to the standard springs based on recommendations from two sources,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 10:13 AM
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Posted By Singletrack_mind
The Scorpion AT front has been my favorite...

The Scorpion AT front has been my favorite all-purpose 21" DS tire for years. I run one on my BMW 800 and use it very hard on the pavement. It lasts a long time and for the first 2/3 of it's life...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 07:29 AM
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Posted By Singletrack_mind
:scratch And I thought this was going to be a...

:scratch And I thought this was going to be a simple choice. This really complicates things. I like it, but seems like a start up company. Am I right?[/QUOTE]
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Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 07:40 AM
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Posted By Singletrack_mind
Interesting, thanks.

Interesting, thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 06:32 AM
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Views: 1,891,594
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Speaking of "settling in as it breaks in": My...

Speaking of "settling in as it breaks in": My bike's got roughly 90 hours on it, nice fresh fluid in the forks, but there is a good 3cm of sticktion when measuring sag. That's 10% of travel, which is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9,000
Views: 1,891,594
Posted By Singletrack_mind
preload adjusters

Does anyone know if there are manual preload adjusters made that fit the hex on top of our 500's fork legs? I'm kind of doubtful, but it'd be really nice for use with the 5.3g tank. Crank in a couple...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-04-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 112
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Posted By Singletrack_mind
http://singletrackmind.smugmug.com/photos/i-F6rHrP...

http://singletrackmind.smugmug.com/photos/i-F6rHrP8/0/M/i-F6rHrP8-M.jpg (http://singletrackmind.smugmug.com/Other/misc-moto-pix/25046007_KskkT6#!i=3972854311&k=F6rHrP8&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Singletrack_mind
1st reply from DP

The initial reply I got from Dunlopad stated first that this pad compound & product is a best seller, has been since '94, this never happens. Still, they were interested, and asked me to send pix...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Singletrack_mind
bent rear brake pads

Here's something I haven't seen in a long time: The backing plates on my rear brake pads bent pretty badly just with normal use. These were Dunlopad #DP622. I happened to catch the situation just...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-23-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,048
Posted By Singletrack_mind
I've had no beefs with Basecamp until this one,...

I've had no beefs with Basecamp until this one, but this was a real hassle. Otherwise I've been OK with it, probably using it in a pretty limited way compared to it's capabilities. I just don't have...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-23-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,048
Posted By Singletrack_mind
And the solution is . . .

OK Chris, DRTBYK; thanks for your help. I got the answer off the Garmin Forum, and the answer is to re-name each imported file before importing the next. This was one of the things I'd tried early...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9,000
Views: 1,891,594
Posted By Singletrack_mind
I'm not exactly sure what you are dealing with...

I'm not exactly sure what you are dealing with here because that steering stem SHOULD NOT be spinning in the lower clamp, therefore I assume you are going to be replacing that assembly. If so, you...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 05:37 PM
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Views: 1,891,594
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Of course I have no way of knowing if perhaps the...

Of course I have no way of knowing if perhaps the bike was over-filled with oil before the clutch swap or after owing to some other mistake, but the previous owner did seem like a very careful and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,603
Posted By Singletrack_mind
As described in my massive long wordy post #77...

As described in my massive long wordy post #77 above: Race Tech re-built the shock with fresh seals & oil, installed their "Next Generation" Gold Valve piston adjusted to suit my weight and riding...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-21-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,048
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Thanks DRTBK, will read this over and perhaps try...

Thanks DRTBK, will read this over and perhaps try it tonight.

As for why my download and install of Yosemite took so long . . . my connection speed is nominally 1.6mb per sec; in reality it's...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-21-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,048
Posted By Singletrack_mind
I started here in ADV, but since this is becoming...

I started here in ADV, but since this is becoming a really stubborn problem, yes, I'll go report it on the Garmin forum and see what help I get there. If I get an answer that works I'll post it here.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-21-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,048
Posted By Singletrack_mind
The "Duplicate" command in the "edit" drop-down...

The "Duplicate" command in the "edit" drop-down menu is grayed out. I have tried selecting various different items under "My collection", folders and gdb or gpx track files, and can't get that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,603
Posted By Singletrack_mind
And my shock replacement experience just got a...

And my shock replacement experience just got a whole lot more fun: A quick trip to the MX track confirms the Race Tech re-valve has done a lot to quiet down the rear of the bike, and this is just...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-21-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,603
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Mcachinebuilder understands the concept but takes...

Mcachinebuilder understands the concept but takes issue with my attempt to separate vehicle speed from shock speed because as he rightly states the whole system operates in a continuum where a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-21-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,048
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Dear people: I've now gotten version 4.4.6...

Dear people:

I've now gotten version 4.4.6 and am STILL having the same problem, where each time I import an item it wipes out the last item I imported. It still happens if I move the first...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 08:16 PM
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Views: 1,891,594
Posted By Singletrack_mind
I do believe a Rekluse clutch cover holds more...

I do believe a Rekluse clutch cover holds more oil: Reason I think so is when I bought my bike, the original owner had had a Rekluse on the bike which he took off and sold to a friend. He did this by...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-20-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,489
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Indy, with respect, I would suggest that the...

Indy, with respect, I would suggest that the primary factor might be the weight of the bike combined with the length of the forks. There is a ton of force going through that lower headset bearing...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-20-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,532
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Like you say, pricey, but I went with this...

Like you say, pricey, but I went with this because it has a pretty comprehensive selection specific to the 800, the quality is good, and they packaged it in a way that allows you to get it under the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22,125
Views: 2,700,382
Posted By Singletrack_mind
I know this veers dangerously far away from the...

I know this veers dangerously far away from the 690, but this discussion of anti-sneeze made me want to share: I just had a bad experience removing the chain guard on my BMW F800 GS to get at the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-20-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,603
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Race Tech re-build of stock shock

A few weeks ago I stated that I was going to have Race Tech re-build my shock. I have it back now, and can make at least a partial report:

The OEM shock is "non-rebuildable", so your average...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9,000
Views: 1,891,594
Posted By Singletrack_mind
weatherstripping on frame

Another good material to use here is really heavy electrical tape. I forget the material, it's probably PVC. Comes in black, I have a roll of 5/8" width that is 1/16" thick. It's more resilient than...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 10:49 AM
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Views: 1,891,594
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Did you wait a couple minutes after turning the...

Did you wait a couple minutes after turning the engine off before checking the oil level?
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 05:49 AM
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Views: 1,891,594
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Thanks Rides2little and RAZR. I can't tell you...

Thanks Rides2little and RAZR. I can't tell you how often I read down that list and mis-read that as "Check" not "Change".

Tired, In a hurry, I don't know. Whatever.

Every 15 hours then. That...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 04:00 PM
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Posted By Singletrack_mind
oil change interval

OK, I know this has to be out there somewhere, but I'm not finding it. I spent 20 minutes with the manual last night and I must be blind, but I found everything EXCEPT the oil change interval. I know...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,603
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Two things: Thing one: No shock will fix...

Two things:

Thing one: No shock will fix the bolt bending issue. That has to do with BMW's design for the shock mounting point, not the shock its self. The BMW design is nuts. Off the top of my...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9,000
Views: 1,891,594
Posted By Singletrack_mind
It shouldn't be an either-or situation. Many, in...

It shouldn't be an either-or situation. Many, in fact MOST good brake systems operate without any noticeable noise, hot or cold. Apparently this particular pad/caliper/disk combination resonates...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9,000
Views: 1,891,594
Posted By Singletrack_mind
The front brake on my bike makes a lot of ugly...

The front brake on my bike makes a lot of ugly squealing noise in use. Last time I had the front wheel off I sanded the pads and cleaned the rotor with scotch brite and brake cleaner. Within an hour...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9,000
Views: 1,891,594
Posted By Singletrack_mind
No, not as a daily rider, but sometimes . . ....

No, not as a daily rider, but sometimes . . . like Monday, when I wound up running an errand for work that had me sticking a 10 x 14 x 4 inch box in my open Aerostitch & trying to hold it there with...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-09-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,048
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Strange. I updated to Yosemite (36 hour process!)...

Strange. I updated to Yosemite (36 hour process!) and when I "check for updates" in Base camp, v.4.2.4 is still the latest version, or so I am told.

The problem of the last file imported being...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9,000
Views: 1,891,594
Posted By Singletrack_mind
It was hard to get a respectable picture, since...

It was hard to get a respectable picture, since the bike's up on my work bench and I can't back away very far. The tank fits just fine, I've had it on with all the plastics in place and the seat.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 22,125
Views: 2,700,382
Posted By Singletrack_mind
If by that you mean you are set to 9, you are...

If by that you mean you are set to 9, you are actually running the standard map.

From memory:

1-mild
2-wild
3 through 9-standard
0-bad fuel
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9,000
Views: 1,891,594
Posted By Singletrack_mind
OK, here are pictures. The first two are the new...

OK, here are pictures. The first two are the new 5.3 gallon Acerbis; note that it has a large oval hole at the bottom where the fuel pump mounts and four screw holes, not two round holes like the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-06-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,048
Posted By Singletrack_mind
Chris, I am using 4.2.4. When I check for updates...

Chris, I am using 4.2.4. When I check for updates there are none, I am told I am using the most up to date version . . . but I am running Mavericks. Our computer tech at work has continued to advise...
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