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Forum: Airheads 04-08-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By Renaissanceman
What about an F650? Available in a lowered...

What about an F650? Available in a lowered version.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16,734
Views: 2,097,982
Posted By Renaissanceman
must... resist... the oil thread...

must... resist... the oil thread...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-20-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,895
Posted By Renaissanceman
I've spent more than a few nights at Council...

I've spent more than a few nights at Council Grove lake while touring the Flint Hills. Just like staying in a motel - showers, hot running water, nice level tent pads, covered picnic tables. Not...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,430
Posted By Renaissanceman
You might be able to stack a couple thin kerf ...

You might be able to stack a couple thin kerf blades to get 4mm, but be prepared for some knarley tearout on your crossgrain cuts no matter what method you use.

As has been said - you'd be done...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 16,734
Views: 2,097,982
Posted By Renaissanceman
Yup, installed the SC kit on my Dakar a couple...

Yup, installed the SC kit on my Dakar a couple years ago. You'll need a pneumatic stapler - harbor frieght.
I'd recommend an extra set of hands. It was super easy, even solo. Real happy with how it...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By Renaissanceman
This ^

This ^
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By Renaissanceman
What keeps all your sh*t from falling out when...

What keeps all your sh*t from falling out when your leg is horizontal?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-10-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 47,779
Posted By Renaissanceman
Gonna give it a shot tonight - see y'all there.

Gonna give it a shot tonight - see y'all there.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-01-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 47,779
Posted By Renaissanceman
Holy Sha-moly - Great ride today! Thanks to...

Holy Sha-moly - Great ride today!
Thanks to Russ for pointing me to Prairie Mtn and thanks to Jerry for turning me on to the Benchmark Maps app!
Rode down Bellefountain Rd to Alpine, up the Alsea...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By Renaissanceman
Wow! There are some great products out there...

Wow! There are some great products out there nowadays. If your floor is under cover, you could use just about anything - I did an epoxy painted floor once - stinky and spendy - and bombproof!
Pain...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-04-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,843
Posted By Renaissanceman
Glenwood Springs has free music in the park every...

Glenwood Springs has free music in the park every Wednesday in the summer. The acts are topnotch and the vibe is small town and family friendly.
Carbondale mountain fair in july - still authenticly...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By Renaissanceman
Where do you live? Lots of rain? Super hot? What...

Where do you live? Lots of rain? Super hot? What is the orientation of your deck? Shady,sunny? Does it have any pitch at all?
Lots of options - best to use something that's easy to recoat.
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,076
Posted By Renaissanceman
I used to spend a week or two at a stretch...

I used to spend a week or two at a stretch camping in backcountry Utah. I made a lightweight box that I lined with foil-backed foam. I sized it to hold a conventional cooler inside. I would pack...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,149
Posted By Renaissanceman
Funny story... at my furthest point from home, in...

Funny story... at my furthest point from home, in the middle of a road trip, my water pump seals failed completely. I turned around and limped 150 miles and got a room. Spent 2 hours the next...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16,734
Views: 2,097,982
Posted By Renaissanceman
FWIW, I think these bikes suffer more from...

FWIW, I think these bikes suffer more from sitting than from being ridden regularly. This sounds like a pretty sweet bike - suspension upgrades, the wheels... I wouldn't worry about the engine - mine...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16,734
Views: 2,097,982
Posted By Renaissanceman
I did this and used my belt sander to take off a...

I did this and used my belt sander to take off a mm or two from the fork brace. The front drum of the sander is a very close match to the diameter of the brace and worked perfectly. Still a tight...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16,734
Views: 2,097,982
Posted By Renaissanceman
It doesn't get much easier - dig out the old one,...

It doesn't get much easier - dig out the old one, pop in the new one. Done.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16,734
Views: 2,097,982
Posted By Renaissanceman
I've been following this thread since I bought my...

I've been following this thread since I bought my Dakar in 2007. Been a member over at the chain gang since then, too. I wouldn't characterise this as a common occurrence - at least not on these...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 23,217
Posted By Renaissanceman
Yeah, I get that - I modified my original design...

Yeah, I get that - I modified my original design to offset it diagonally so as to blunt any rear impact damage. I suppose it could be hazardous to someone hitting me from behind, but my rack will...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 23,217
Posted By Renaissanceman
Hazardous to whom? I've passed plenty of leo's...

Hazardous to whom? I've passed plenty of leo's with my set-up and never had a problem.

http://renman.smugmug.com/Travel/motorcycle/Motorcycle-tours/i-K3XRRbf/0/M/IMG_0240-M.jpg...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-01-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 47,779
Posted By Renaissanceman
Gotta get the Dakar knobby-ed up so's I can ride...

Gotta get the Dakar knobby-ed up so's I can ride some of that Oregon dirt!
Hoping to get out tomorrow for a couple hours - rain or shine. Hoping for more 'shine than rain tho...

Dave, glad to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16,734
Views: 2,097,982
Posted By Renaissanceman
Did he replace the slider bushings, too? There's...

Did he replace the slider bushings, too? There's an upper and lower in each leg. Might be a little slop in there.
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16,734
Views: 2,097,982
Posted By Renaissanceman
Too many variables at play for a short answer....

Too many variables at play for a short answer. What kind of miles do you ride? Tarmack, dirt, interstate, short hops, commuting... how many miles/year? Year-round in the rain? Parked indoors -...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16,734
Views: 2,097,982
Posted By Renaissanceman
I'll throw in my 1 cents worth here - if it's...

I'll throw in my 1 cents worth here - if it's physically slipping into N, then I wouldn't think it's the N(idle) switch. When the switch failed on my bike, I couldn't get past 1st and N. Once I got...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 09:25 PM
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Views: 2,097,982
Posted By Renaissanceman
Unfortunately, I can see the face of the shift...

Unfortunately, I can see the face of the shift drum as it rotates - no sign of the washer. I can also see a couple voids where the pin will snag as the drum rotates. I'm thinking I'll be running...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16,734
Views: 2,097,982
Posted By Renaissanceman
New development in the N switch failure saga

This just in...

Seems that there is another culprit at work here.

Starts with post #12 here (http://f650.com/forum/showthread.php?31457-This-is-what-I-get-for-bragging/page2)

Things are...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16,734
Views: 2,097,982
Posted By Renaissanceman
There was a guy who posted over at the other...

There was a guy who posted over at the other forum a while back who claimed the rough shifting was due to the cut of the gears (not being back-cut). I could see how that could make sense, but I have...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 16,734
Views: 2,097,982
Posted By Renaissanceman
Yes, should've clarified that here - it's called...

Yes, should've clarified that here - it's called the idle switch on the parts fiche. The part is listed under "switches" - or something like that, can't remember exactly, but that is indeed the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16,734
Views: 2,097,982
Posted By Renaissanceman
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/17/20a7458...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/17/20a7458cc977127b45d84db0b9879a85.jpg

It's listed under switches on maxbmw's fiche.
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16,734
Views: 2,097,982
Posted By Renaissanceman
Maybe it was because I said please - ...

Maybe it was because I said please -

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/17/0e7697b52413d93400b8956302a5d5bd.jpg

N safety switch. Maybe I'm just lucky. Don't care - thank doG for an easy...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-17-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 968
Views: 47,779
Posted By Renaissanceman
Goldangit! Sorry I missed you guys last night. I...

Goldangit! Sorry I missed you guys last night. I was looking forward to it, but my bike had other ideas. :huh
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16,734
Views: 2,097,982
Posted By Renaissanceman
What I get for bragging...

Yeah... so, after bragging on my 03 Dakar turning over 100,000 miles this week, I got bit in the ass today.

I was out riding some twisties, stopped to take a pic and turned off the bike. I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By Renaissanceman
100,000 miles on my 03 Dakar. I like the comment...

100,000 miles on my 03 Dakar. I like the comment - maintanence is cheap, crashing is expensive - true that! :lol3
First off, standard PM has you changing oil and filter, and a valve check every...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-13-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,083
Posted By Renaissanceman
Hahaha - I stand corrected, and withdraw my...

Hahaha - I stand corrected, and withdraw my suggestion! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 16,734
Views: 2,097,982
Posted By Renaissanceman
Holy sh*t!! Those wheels would triple the value...

Holy sh*t!! Those wheels would triple the value of my whole bike [emoji38]!

Although...

What's old -

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/13/e0734ba13e9a5e9e30ee38c3e86de814.jpg

... Is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-11-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,083
Posted By Renaissanceman
Just leave the old rear sprocket on and install...

Just leave the old rear sprocket on and install the new front sprocket and chain. You wont hurt anything by riding a couple hundred miles on the old one. You might need to readjust the chain tension...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,259
Posted By Renaissanceman
I ride an '03 Dakar that I bought with 13,000...

I ride an '03 Dakar that I bought with 13,000 miles on it - I'll turn over 100,000 miles today or tomorrow :D
You buy the F650 for the Rotax - as bullet-proof an engine as you will find! Ride it RTW...
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By Renaissanceman
I've worked with the "ACX" lumberyard stuff, and...

I've worked with the "ACX" lumberyard stuff, and I was really disipointed. My clients were happy because it was cheap, but it really looked amateurish.
The next one I did, I used solid pine bead...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-06-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 47,779
Posted By Renaissanceman
I was gonna ask about maps - I'm using the...

I was gonna ask about maps - I'm using the DeLorme atlas. That whole area looks like a Jackson Pollock painting. Must be 1,000 miles of roads on one page! Thanks for the linky

Less is more! At...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-05-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 47,779
Posted By Renaissanceman
Thanks for that DD - I'll definitely check that...

Thanks for that DD - I'll definitely check that out! Right now I need to rest my grin muscles!

And your ride from last week... whew! I got cross-eyed just looking at it! How may hours?
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