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Forum: Thumpers Today, 12:06 PM
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Posted By Don Coyote
I measured the cavity for the bearings at 26mm....

I measured the cavity for the bearings at 26mm. It looks like the old ones were 8mm width. Accounting for the spacer between the bearings, that looks like it will leave about 2mm of gap between outer...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Today, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3,647
Views: 211,308
Posted By Don Coyote
It looks like they are quickly picking up where...

It looks like they are quickly picking up where they left off last year on the beltline. Amazing how incompetent these construction companies are with public safety considering the amount of tax...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 12:34 AM
Replies: 17,023
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Posted By Don Coyote
From my 2006... http://i.imgur.com/y53F0FL.jpg ...

From my 2006...
http://i.imgur.com/y53F0FL.jpg
You might be able to tell the grooves are slightly asymetrical, but my friend removing the bolt while i sat on the seat couldn't recall which way the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3,647
Views: 211,308
Posted By Don Coyote
Are you talking alphabet soup or cutting through...

Are you talking alphabet soup or cutting through farm fields? I might have time if a 650 can follow you...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
A new problem has cropped up today. The...

A new problem has cropped up today. The Handlebars are rotating pretty freely in the clamping block. Not sure if the handlebars or the block are stripped, but the handlebars are banged up from...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
The grooves are multilevel and uniform around the...

The grooves are multilevel and uniform around the circumference. Considering i have been riding for quite some time with one of the bearings completely busted and nothing left but the outer race, i...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
Turns out the universal joint didn't work, needed...

Turns out the universal joint didn't work, needed to load the suspension to be able to get at the bolt with an extension.

Disappointing news is that even though the bolt took an 8mm socket, the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-24-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 3,647
Views: 211,308
Posted By Don Coyote
Good to hear she didn't get your brains, but...

Good to hear she didn't get your brains, but don't let your guard down yet- college students tend to be very resourceful.

When i was there, the Henry Gilman apartments...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
I borrowed one from a neighbor, i guess they are...

I borrowed one from a neighbor, i guess they are called "universal joints" officially. Won't have time for a few days to give it a shot.

So nobody else that has replaced the roller has the bolt...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
Right or wrong, my insurance company included...

Right or wrong, my insurance company included that cost for the stickers with the broken plastics when they wrote me a check. Guess who is riding with a broken fairing and pocketed more money than...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
You mean like living someplace with a name that...

You mean like living someplace with a name that starts with 'A'?
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17,023
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Posted By Don Coyote
Yeah, if you look at Wayne's info at crossroadz,...

Yeah, if you look at Wayne's info at crossroadz, BMW did all sorts of shenanigans with the Dakar lower roller, even changing the bolt size within the same year's production runs. At least it seemed...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,531
Posted By Don Coyote
I think many zipper problems are down to operator...

I think many zipper problems are down to operator error partially, and partially that BMW is protecting the suit by designing weak pulls. When i've taken my suits in to the cobbler to fix bad...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
Has anyone with an '06 tried to remove the lower...

Has anyone with an '06 tried to remove the lower chain roller? Mine has a hex bolt facing the inside with about 2" clearance to the shock. I have an SAE hex key that felt like it fit, but there was...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
That sounds like a story i've heard a dozen times...

That sounds like a story i've heard a dozen times now. I don't think the problem ever made it to the chain gang FAQ so people bumble around trying to trace the problem to it's source. Besides the new...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
I'm not sure how the caliper itself compares to...

I'm not sure how the caliper itself compares to others, it is the master cylinder by the right peg that has the frequent failures. There is a boot around the bottom that is supposed to protect the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
Have you used the short carbide DOT studs? They...

Have you used the short carbide DOT studs? They aren't much worse than plain knobbies on pavement and i would never have made the 15 miles of hilly twisites outside of the city to home all winter...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 17,023
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Posted By Don Coyote
In this area you can legally ride if you want,...

In this area you can legally ride if you want, but studs that would make it safer are illegal. I have a similar attitude about a possible law enforcement interaction.

Finding a way to 'wash' the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,258
Posted By Don Coyote
Hmmm, any enterprising peeps taking up...

Hmmm, any enterprising peeps taking up manufacture of the sleeve...?

Atomicalex, have you tried repacking the grease (did the anti-seize and threadlocker work much better?) in the boot around the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
Not sure about this but i thought there was an...

Not sure about this but i thought there was an effective ban on winter riding in Canada because of a national requirement for snow tires during certain months?

The official BMW 'rebuild' kit was...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
I ride year round where we use salt for winter...

I ride year round where we use salt for winter ice and have already replaced the MC once and rebuilt it twice more. The piston corrodes and then catches on the plastic sleeve inside the MC,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
Rear Brake Pads

I noticed my rear pads went down to metal suddenly again and figured it was time for the annual master cylinder replacement (very odd there was no noticeable drag this time). I ordered new pads and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
Yep, and i'm clarifying another principle that...

Yep, and i'm clarifying another principle that gives the complex picture a little more definition.

I've read people claim that gearing down sprockets for lower end power doesn't affect mileage,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 17,023
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Posted By Don Coyote
A simple, repeatable experiment i tried today on...

A simple, repeatable experiment i tried today on my commutes:

Find a level stretch and cruise at 60MPH (4000RPM in 5th stock). Adjust throttle hand grip so it feels the same as the left. Roll the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17,023
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Posted By Don Coyote
I read this as saying the engine will operate...

I read this as saying the engine will operate without unusual wear or damage at sustained higher RPMs, don't think that addresses efficiency at all.
I can't find the torque chart i studied years...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
You sine-tific pencilnecks can't decide if yer...

You sine-tific pencilnecks can't decide if yer per km or per L and yer still gonna try to put down our imperious personages? Of all da nerve...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
I'll pass the question on to you then, why are...

I'll pass the question on to you then, why are you cruising at 60 in 4th? I've never experimented to see how much of a difference it would make, but i don't see how an IC engine could be more fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
I've done lots of riding at 70-80MPH and never...

I've done lots of riding at 70-80MPH and never been as low as 57MPG unless temps are around freezing or there are mechanical issues. Lower 60s MPG is a rough average for summer riding. That was while...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
Why are you running in 4th at 60MPH? 60 should be...

Why are you running in 4th at 60MPH? 60 should be 4000rpm in 5th, right at the beginning of the power plateau. If you look at a dyno chart, power starts to kick in at 3200 and peaks at 4000 to 5000....
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
Do you have the stock windscreen? It is not that...

Do you have the stock windscreen? It is not that good for general riding but if you tuck behind it, it makes a big difference. My mileage has been down 5+MPG since putting on a Madstad.

Running...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
I've had the exact same experience mounting a...

I've had the exact same experience mounting a Distcrapia and an Anakee 3 twice on the front...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
This reminds me, last week i needed a replacement...

This reminds me, last week i needed a replacement headlight and the store had what at a glance i thought was a heavy duty bulb, but instead of a 55/60 watt halogen i ended up with an 80/100 one. Is...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-24-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3,647
Views: 211,308
Posted By Don Coyote
What are the details on the bike night? The...

What are the details on the bike night? The Motoclassico site is spinning and crashing on me...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
I didn't end up buying the Dennis Kirk one, just...

I didn't end up buying the Dennis Kirk one, just sanded down the broken stock one and it has worked well for me. Seems unlikely to be reversible.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
Personally i like the ridge in the seat, allows...

Personally i like the ridge in the seat, allows me to perch with weight focused on my pelvis bones. The human body was not engineered to have balls be load bearing equipment...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
You can buy the screw for the turn signal...

You can buy the screw for the turn signal separately i hear... ;-)

Not sure if it is the same as the G, but the F has aftermarket (Dennis Kirk) clutch levers for $10 instead of $110 that fit right...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
Well, OEM signals for the Dakar are $35 each at...

Well, OEM signals for the Dakar are $35 each at MaxBMW, so two would be the same as those Extreme ones. Max has Sertao signals for $43 each (+screw?). Are the Sertao signals improved in any...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
[QUOTE=I82l8;26583461]Any experience with these:...

[QUOTE=I82l8;26583461]Any experience with these: http://www.extremedualsport.com/[QUOTE]
At the same price as OEM, those are worth closer examination...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
On the theme of general improvements, has anyone...

On the theme of general improvements, has anyone found a good source for turn signal upgrades? I bought a bunch of ebay SE Asian LED cheapies a few years ago and made the electronic upgrade to have...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17,023
Views: 2,164,594
Posted By Don Coyote
The bodywork isn't the same. Maybe an optical...

The bodywork isn't the same. Maybe an optical illusion, but it looks to me like the G plastics don't come down as far...
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