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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 03:25 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 62,582
Posted By Walterxr650l
High price ($5900) even for a Heinrich tank...

High price ($5900) even for a Heinrich tank (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bmw-Heinrich-10-Gallon-Fuel-Petrol-Tank-Airhead-R100-R100RS-R90-Furhmann-1-/181730942049?hash=item2a50021c61&vxp=mtr).

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Forum: Trip Planning Yesterday, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 298
Posted By Walterxr650l
I figure out where I want to go. I put that into...

I figure out where I want to go. I put that into google maps and get a rough idea of what the mileage will be. From that I can figure my fuel costs. I sometimes stealth camp, free, Sometimes stay in...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By Walterxr650l
I vote for the 18-55 lens. I have one on my D200...

I vote for the 18-55 lens. I have one on my D200 and it is the lens I use the most. I carry the D200 in a Lowepro zoom 50 bag...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 83,719
Views: 9,581,868
Posted By Walterxr650l
Nice :thumb Walter

Nice :thumb

Walter
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 83,719
Views: 9,581,868
Posted By Walterxr650l
That would look trick. Do it if you have the...

That would look trick. Do it if you have the urge.

Walter
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 83,719
Views: 9,581,868
Posted By Walterxr650l
I made some off sets. ...

I made some off sets.

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu357/WalterManley/XR650L/_DSC0005.jpg

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu357/WalterManley/XR650L/_DSC0006.jpg

They are not very...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 83,719
Views: 9,581,868
Posted By Walterxr650l
[QUOTE=treelinerider;26587872] and I have to wear...

[QUOTE=treelinerider;26587872] and I have to wear out my stock battery first.[QUOTE]

That may take a while. Mine lasted over 8 years.

Walter
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 956
Posted By Walterxr650l
Like these from Langlitz Leathers...

Like these from Langlitz Leathers (http://www.langlitz.com/)?

http://www.langlitz.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/westerns_2.jpg


Walter
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-10-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,310,941
Posted By Walterxr650l
This might make someone an interesting project. ...

This might make someone an interesting project.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/4961802629.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00i0i_4t9t1jerSJO_600x450.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 83,719
Views: 9,581,868
Posted By Walterxr650l
Start with the basics. Is the main fuse blown? ...

Start with the basics. Is the main fuse blown? It's the 20 amp fuse in the fuse box. While you have the battery cover open to check the fuse, check and make sure both battery connections are clean...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 83,719
Views: 9,581,868
Posted By Walterxr650l
He doesn't need to know. He's got them both. ...

He doesn't need to know. He's got them both.

Walter
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,050
Posted By Walterxr650l
On my XR650l, my chains have gone between 10,000...

On my XR650l, my chains have gone between 10,000 and 15,000 miles. I would always start a 10,000 mile trip with new chain and sprockets.

Walter
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By Walterxr650l
Probably not. KLR riders are to cheap to own a...

Probably not. KLR riders are to cheap to own a Kermit chair. :D

Walter
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 83,719
Views: 9,581,868
Posted By Walterxr650l
Hazards? You want hazard lights?:rofl If you...

Hazards? You want hazard lights?:rofl

If you want hazard lights stock, you will have to buy a GL1800, or similar bike. They don't put hazard lights on cheap no frills dual sports. We don't even...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By Walterxr650l
Wolfman Expedition...

Wolfman Expedition (http://wolfmanluggage.com/collections/tank-bags) tank bags. There are two sizes to choose from. I like that there are no Zippers. Which means no zippers to wear out and fail.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 83,719
Views: 9,581,868
Posted By Walterxr650l
That depends on how and where you ride,and how...

That depends on how and where you ride,and how much pressure you run in your tires. If you ride mostly dirt and like your tire pressure low, (under 15 psi) so that you have good traction. Rim lock...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,464
Posted By Walterxr650l
Check you service manual. On my bike those bolts...

Check you service manual. On my bike those bolts are supposed to be replaced with new bolts any time they are removed. They are a lock bolt and are not supposed to be reused. I don't know if that is...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 83,719
Views: 9,581,868
Posted By Walterxr650l
Recommended by who? The Honda service manual...

Recommended by who? The Honda service manual doesn't call for new bolts, or nuts there. It also does not call for thread lock. There is no need for thread lock with the locking nuts that are used.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-07-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,015
Posted By Walterxr650l
How about a used pipe...

How about a used pipe (http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-R1200GS-GSA-Adventure-K255-Exhaust-Header-Pipe-Manifold-18117693903-/231371805340?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item35ded5929c&vxp=mtr)?
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 83,719
Views: 9,581,868
Posted By Walterxr650l
It can be. There have been a few inmates on this...

It can be. There have been a few inmates on this thread that have reported years of service from a hot cam with no trouble. There have also been a number that have had the cam fail with in a few...
Forum: Americas 02-22-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,533
Posted By Walterxr650l
So you know that you can do the miles. You should...

So you know that you can do the miles. You should be able to make the trip. The southwest will be hot, but so will all those plains States that you have to cross to get to the southwest. So drink...
Forum: Americas 02-22-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,533
Posted By Walterxr650l
I have had that happen. The three hours late...

I have had that happen. The three hours late leaving in the morning could only be made up by riding three hours later into the night.



That depends on the seat. If it is a bad seat I find that...
Forum: Americas 02-22-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,533
Posted By Walterxr650l
I think you are way over thinking this. The...

I think you are way over thinking this. The problem with such a detailed plan is it is almost impossible to keep. 1820 miles in three days is three 600 mile days. Have you ever ridden you bike 600...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By Walterxr650l
Honda uses 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 17mm, 19mm, and...

Honda uses 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 17mm, 19mm, and 24mm. The 24mm is used on the rear axle an the valve inspection covers. The 19mm is needed for the rear axle nut, so you need 24mm and 19mm to change...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 83,719
Views: 9,581,868
Posted By Walterxr650l
When it doesn't start have you tried whacking the...

When it doesn't start have you tried whacking the CDI with the handle of a screw driver or hammer? If after hitting the CDI with the handle of a screw driver, the bike starts right up, The CDI is...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 83,719
Views: 9,581,868
Posted By Walterxr650l
Same reason his frame broke, I would say. ...

Same reason his frame broke, I would say.

Walter
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-15-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,310,941
Posted By Walterxr650l
There doesn't appear to be a plate on that bike,...

There doesn't appear to be a plate on that bike, so there shouldn't be a registration fee.

Walter
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By Walterxr650l
$512 plus shipping. 7 lbs plus a pump. No thanks....

$512 plus shipping. 7 lbs plus a pump. No thanks. I'm not interested.
There are plenty of tents about that size that cost less, weigh less, and probably set up just as fast, unless you have a source...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 83,719
Views: 9,581,868
Posted By Walterxr650l
Ya I know. :D But I'm not going to go pull them...

Ya I know. :D But I'm not going to go pull them out of my bike and then hold the just as he is in the picture to try and measure and figure out which length it is.
I'm going to guess upper, because...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 01:42 PM
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Views: 9,581,868
Posted By Walterxr650l
Looks like a motor mount bolt to me, probably one...

Looks like a motor mount bolt to me, probably one of the ones at the back of the transmission.

Walter
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 83,719
Views: 9,581,868
Posted By Walterxr650l
I have. See here...

I have. See here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18190770&postcount=39939). The bike was stuck in second gear. Thankfully I was only about 5 miles from home. Kind of sucks to split the...
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By Walterxr650l
YES. Walter

YES.

Walter
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 83,719
Views: 9,581,868
Posted By Walterxr650l
It will affect how many revolutions the rear...

It will affect how many revolutions the rear wheel has to turn to cover said distance. It won't change how many revolutions the front wheel has to turn to cover that distance. The speedometer is...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 83,719
Views: 9,581,868
Posted By Walterxr650l
Does your bike have an aftermarket speedometer?...

Does your bike have an aftermarket speedometer? The stock speedometer reads off of the front wheel. Rear tire size or gearing will have no effect on how it reads.

Walter
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-01-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 891
Posted By Walterxr650l
I'm pretty sure Langlitz will only repair...

I'm pretty sure Langlitz will only repair Langlitz products.

Walter
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 83,719
Views: 9,581,868
Posted By Walterxr650l
If when you put the bolts for a part loose back...

If when you put the bolts for a part loose back into their holes, to the point where the threads are just ready to catch. They should all stick out from the cover/ case the same amount. If one sits...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,866
Posted By Walterxr650l
In the western US there is a lot of National...

In the western US there is a lot of National Forest, and BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land. Dispersed camping for up to 14 days at a time is legal, unless it is a closed area, or posted no...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By Walterxr650l
Well I'm not a professional mechanic, but every...

Well I'm not a professional mechanic, but every engine that I have had the head off of, had a metal head gasket. My suggestion, if they are available, get an OEM head gasket and put that in.

Walter
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,254
Posted By Walterxr650l
Maybe the new waterproof gear works better, maybe...

Maybe the new waterproof gear works better, maybe it doesn't. I'm not inclined to spend any more of my money to find out. I know my sailing foul weather gear doesn't leak. I tried an Olimpia Phantom...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,254
Posted By Walterxr650l
Every "Water Proof" motorcycle gear I have ever...

Every "Water Proof" motorcycle gear I have ever tried leaked. Around 1990 I gave up. I went to West Marine and bought a set of their store brand Foul weather gear. It doesn't leak. I'm on my second...
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