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Forum: Day Trippin' 03-26-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,141
Posted By laminarflowone
I used to have an xt650 but had to sell most of...

I used to have an xt650 but had to sell most of my bikes when I moved out to UIUC for engineering graduate school....sad
it was an AMAZING bike

there are a couple of other engineering students...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By laminarflowone
thabks everyone for the wisdom!! I...

thabks everyone for the wisdom!!

I eventually got it on, and then I realized autozone gave me 30r9 instead of 30r10 as I asked for, so now I have to take it out again. the thing is, no one...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By laminarflowone
After this fuel filter change, I'll kill my 1150...

so, I go in to change the fuel filter, and not only is the bike missing a stud (snapped off...grrr PO) but is also leaking like crap after I changed the filter and put a new o-ring. for some reason,...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,860
Posted By laminarflowone
Especially if I was using one of davsatos'...

Especially if I was using one of davsatos' blankets, ha, that sounds like something that would be perfect for my house---we turn off the heat at night and use electric blankets, which never seems to...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,860
Posted By laminarflowone
Yeah, the 12v blankets are what I was originally...

Yeah, the 12v blankets are what I was originally referring to, and I would like to think my 1150r could handle two heated jackets and a phone...
Blankets draw about 70watts...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,860
Posted By laminarflowone
Haha, good suggestions all around. I could live...

Haha, good suggestions all around. I could live without my heated jacket, but not without heated gloves grips and socks. Marathon running and boxing has made my hands and feet very bony and with no...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,860
Posted By laminarflowone
Wink heated throw blanket as a diy heated jacket liner?

My girlfriend has gotten really into riding two up with me of late, but the winters in chicago can get to be a little severe with Highway travel. I have spent a small fortune on heated gear on...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 107,970
Posted By laminarflowone
please PM me!!!! In dire need of a coupon,...

please PM me!!!!

In dire need of a coupon, my 10% coupon expired last week......
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By laminarflowone
Thanks! I just tried this and it appeared to...

Thanks!

I just tried this and it appeared to work, but now the battery is dead...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By laminarflowone
yeah, but the shop response is not...

yeah, but the shop response is not confidence-inspiring...

I prefer to work on my own bikes anyways :D
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By laminarflowone
Yeah, I tried pushing the flasher back to turn it...

Yeah, I tried pushing the flasher back to turn it off and nothing happened, even when I held it down. Odd thing was, when I pushed the turn signal, it canceled the 4-way flasher, but only...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By laminarflowone
All of the buttons are worn so that I can only...

All of the buttons are worn so that I can only infer their function. I believe that it might be the red button on the left side control that you are talking about? If it is, I tried pushing...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By laminarflowone
the one out here doesn't have one, and they...

the one out here doesn't have one, and they didn't even know what the 'rockster' was.....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By laminarflowone
r1150r indicator lights?

The PO did not give me the owner's manual, so I have no idea what some of the lights and random buttons on the handlebars are. Does anyone have a picture explaining this? I have tried searching the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,468
Posted By laminarflowone
Thanks for all the info! As far as I know, it is...

Thanks for all the info! As far as I know, it is adult owned, single owner, no luggage but new tires, braided lines, carbon exhaust, and the clutch and cam tensioner work has been done.
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,468
Posted By laminarflowone
I know, not a GS, but almost! (R1150R)

4.2k for a r1150r 2002. 11k miles. worth it?:evil

I miss my r75....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 618
Posted By laminarflowone
Laugh 1996 r850? 60K maintenance? how high is high mileage?

My neighbor has 'hinted' about getting rid of his r850, but it has 60k miles and I'm a bit wary. I'd imagine I would have to seriously look into replacing the shocks and do some maintenance on the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5,498
Views: 1,115,880
Posted By laminarflowone
Would something like this...

Would something like this (http://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-Yamaha-XT600-XT-600-Transmission-Lay-Shaft-/230668555530?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item35b4ead50a) work to replace my worn...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5,498
Views: 1,115,880
Posted By laminarflowone
I couldn't bring my Miller Dynasty with my to...

I couldn't bring my Miller Dynasty with my to grad school :cry

The main thing is that grad school is sucking up all my time, as it should, and I don't have a whole lot of it. I love the XT, its a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5,498
Views: 1,115,880
Posted By laminarflowone
Hmm, Idk if it will be worth it breaking the...

Hmm, Idk if it will be worth it breaking the case...this is my commuter bike, and I kind of need something super reliable.

Also, I drive out to Chicago every other weekend to see my lady friend,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5,498
Views: 1,115,880
Posted By laminarflowone
Lol, I've never seen a worn drive shaft quite...

Lol, I've never seen a worn drive shaft quite like this...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5,498
Views: 1,115,880
Posted By laminarflowone
Arghhhhh I don't have a welder out here and...

Arghhhhh

I don't have a welder out here and my other bikes are in Massachusetts....I'm vehicle-less, minus my trusty bicycle

I'm close to selling it and buying a new vstrom or Klr650.... :'(
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5,498
Views: 1,115,880
Posted By laminarflowone
I don't even know if its worth it to replace the...

I don't even know if its worth it to replace the front drive axel......
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg173/Lyferemixed/IMAG0534.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5,498
Views: 1,115,880
Posted By laminarflowone
The front sprocket is fine, it turns out that the...

The front sprocket is fine, it turns out that the drive axle assembly was sheared in the middle so the sprocket is not engaging with the main assembly....I hope this does not mean engine overhaul....
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5,498
Views: 1,115,880
Posted By laminarflowone
The horror!!!!!! When i engine braked today on...

The horror!!!!!!
When i engine braked today on my way home from work, the gears made a grinding noise so i stopped to pull over. Then I realized that even when i release the clutch, the gears do not...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-11-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,964
Posted By laminarflowone
-12c today. 300 miles. My trailtech vapor screen...

-12c today. 300 miles. My trailtech vapor screen was sluggish
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By laminarflowone
Thanks for the info!! I'm wondering how these...

Thanks for the info!!
I'm wondering how these compare to the heated liners from firstgear, mostly because I need them for a -10c ride to Chicago this weekend and I don't want to pay up the wazoooo...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-06-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,668
Posted By laminarflowone
Not too many watercrossings plzzzz. my...

Not too many watercrossings plzzzz.

my supertrapp seems to love to take in water....:cry
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By laminarflowone
Finally breaking down and getting heated glove liners...

So, I ride all year round and perhaps I'm getting older these days, but my fingers are getting a lot colder than they used to. I have a very KLR-esque handshield setup (plastic boxes gorilla-taped...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 613
Posted By laminarflowone
Supertrapp exhaust troubles on an XT600?!?!?

Sooooo, thanks to riding in the salt, my XT's silencer has bit the dust. It has a supertrapp universal aluminum silencer, and the end cap blew shattered and mostly blew off on a ride back from...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-26-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,964
Posted By laminarflowone
Out in central Illinois, there hasn't been much...

Out in central Illinois, there hasn't been much snow, but I still ride everyday on my trusty xt600. I have handguards, but the tips of my fingers still get cold because they tend to hang out there. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5,498
Views: 1,115,880
Posted By laminarflowone
Finally got it on one of my practice tires, now i...

Finally got it on one of my practice tires, now i just have to wait for a new set to come in the mail...

I feel like this bike is all about the technique, technique for putting on rear tires,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5,498
Views: 1,115,880
Posted By laminarflowone
I've done all of those things, and still have no...

I've done all of those things, and still have no luck. There is always about a foot:cry of bead that won't go in.
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5,498
Views: 1,115,880
Posted By laminarflowone
Indeed! I have tried just about everything with...

Indeed! I have tried just about everything with various sets of tires and i still can't get about 12" of the last bead to get over the rim. I don't have a motorcycle shop nearby to take it to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5,498
Views: 1,115,880
Posted By laminarflowone
I'm about to throw my xt against the wall!!!! I...

I'm about to throw my xt against the wall!!!!
I bought some new Cheng shin tires sized according to the manual (stock) and the front went on beautifully, but I can't seem to get the second bead...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,208
Posted By laminarflowone
obviously...:D I can't seem to get it off...

obviously...:D

I can't seem to get it off and I don't want to have to resort to using my dremel tool. Whatever, I think I'll buy the stock part from bikebandit, cuz I still need two spokes for my...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,208
Posted By laminarflowone
I'm curious, how did you repair the front four...

I'm curious, how did you repair the front four spindles that were stripped? I just found that one of mine on the front wheel has been stripped....:cry
Forum: The Garage 09-04-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,442
Posted By laminarflowone
Also, I realized I am missing one spoke on my...

Also, I realized I am missing one spoke on my rear wheel. Does anyone know where I can get a spare? Aka, what are the measurements on the spokes?
Forum: The Garage 09-04-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,442
Posted By laminarflowone
Question I would be interested! Ok, so it wouldn't...

I would be interested!

Ok, so it wouldn't start again this morning....
I took out the coil, and it had a primary resistance of 1 and the secondary coil had a resistance of 6.4k. From other...
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,442
Posted By laminarflowone
Oh jeez, so after fiddling around with every...

Oh jeez, so after fiddling around with every conceivable electronic connection, it turned out to be a loose connection between the spark plug boot and the wire that connects it to the coil. I have...
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