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Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14,928
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Posted By Don Coyote
I guess you can be thankful the system wasn't on...

I guess you can be thankful the system wasn't on shoe, then you'd be in for it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14,928
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Posted By Don Coyote
If you can wait until the Earth turns to where...

If you can wait until the Earth turns to where the sun is in the right spot above Oz, WayneC1 might have an answer. The rest of us are ignorant or have grown lazy relying on his knowledge base. There...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14,928
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Posted By Don Coyote
Did some Interstate this weekend. An hour or so...

Did some Interstate this weekend. An hour or so at 80-90 MPH makes the engine a little warmer than usual (105C instead of 100C according to my oil reserve tank gauge), but no other signs of distress....
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14,928
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Posted By Don Coyote
The same issues i've found from riding in the...

The same issues i've found from riding in the northern US year round and parking outside. Forks have seemingly been fixed by inexpensive gaiters, but the rear brake is turning into a fiasco. I've...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14,928
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Posted By Don Coyote
What about Hasenwerk's rig?

What about Hasenwerk's rig?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 133,845
Posted By Don Coyote
The basic concept is two panes of plastic with...

The basic concept is two panes of plastic with air between to insulate so that your breath does not cool and form condensation (fog/frost) upon contact with the inner one. The regular snowmobile...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 133,845
Posted By Don Coyote
I've been close to going for the BV2S and that...

I've been close to going for the BV2S and that price looks close to what i was seeing it for, but for about $100 more the C3 is a much better helmet 9 months of the year and did a passable job for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 671
Views: 133,845
Posted By Don Coyote
Oh, and to directly answer your question,...

Oh, and to directly answer your question, balaclavas are no problem if you just tuck your chin into them- trying to include your mouth and nose while pulling a full faced helmet over is a tedious and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 671
Views: 133,845
Posted By Don Coyote
In my experience any low-mid range HJC is going...

In my experience any low-mid range HJC is going to leak air like a seive and torture your eyes on a long distance trip in near freezing temps. I never found a satifying result with their breathboxes...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 246,138
Posted By Don Coyote
By short ride you are talking about around town?...

By short ride you are talking about around town? My normal commute includes at least 10 miles of highway, often 20.

Which are the early F650s with the issue, the carbed model, single spark FI,...
Forum: The Garage 07-28-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 246,138
Posted By Don Coyote
Do all AGMs require 14.5? I just read the 2006...

Do all AGMs require 14.5? I just read the 2006 F650GS only puts out 14, does that mean shorter battery lifespan without a VR upgrade?
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 08:56 AM
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Posted By Don Coyote
The US is very liberal and progressive about...

The US is very liberal and progressive about locking people up...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 08:39 AM
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Views: 1,735,719
Posted By Don Coyote
Stainless steel? Did you get sick of the light...

Stainless steel? Did you get sick of the light show while heating up your food?
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 08:02 AM
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Views: 1,735,719
Posted By Don Coyote
You'll want to keep your air intake above the...

You'll want to keep your air intake above the water level, and i doubt anyone will complain if you put the exhaust below...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 14,928
Views: 1,735,719
Posted By Don Coyote
Seeing that image once every few years it is easy...

Seeing that image once every few years it is easy to write off as mundane tragedy, but having it quoted as an image 3 times in a row it becomes a horror burned into the memory like some cliff diver...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-14-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3,471
Views: 168,104
Posted By Don Coyote
BMWs ask for it by being too reliable. This...

BMWs ask for it by being too reliable.

This (http://conferencing.uwex.edu/thirdthursdays.cfm) might be a cool place for an early start Thursday...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-13-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3,471
Views: 168,104
Posted By Don Coyote
You figure out the cooling issue?

You figure out the cooling issue?
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 09:25 PM
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Posted By Don Coyote
The steel braided front brake line is nice...

The steel braided front brake line is nice...
Forum: Vendors 07-11-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 85,598
Posted By Don Coyote
Has anyone had problems with their face shield...

Has anyone had problems with their face shield popping open? The other day on the freeway it would pop from 'clicked' shut to the 'city' opening whenever i turned my head. Wondering if new visor...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14,928
Views: 1,735,719
Posted By Don Coyote
How much for the pair of RATEL prescription...

How much for the pair of RATEL prescription sunglasses from your avatar?
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14,928
Views: 1,735,719
Posted By Don Coyote
If the brackets help me spot oil, gravel and ice...

If the brackets help me spot oil, gravel and ice on city streets, i need a pair for sure...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14,928
Views: 1,735,719
Posted By Don Coyote
I was surprised looking at cycle-ergo...

I was surprised looking at cycle-ergo (http://cycle-ergo.com/) to find that a stock KLR apparently gives a more stretched out riding position than the Dakar. By 'bend in the legs' are you talking...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 09:12 PM
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Posted By Don Coyote
Your footpeg page brings up another question-...

Your footpeg page brings up another question- would moving the pegs back 35mm make the cycle less comfortable for commuting?
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 08:32 PM
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Posted By Don Coyote
How do these compare in materials with stock?...

How do these compare in materials with stock? I've been eyeing relocation kits since i bought my Dakar, and finally realized my pegs are sticking up at an angle because various crashes have bent the...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 76,549
Posted By Don Coyote
In comparing ventilation, i've had limited...

In comparing ventilation, i've had limited experience with cheaper helmets. The reviews at WebBikeWorld gave the C3 an "excellent" for air flow, then said the C3Pro was slightly improved/about the...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 76,549
Posted By Don Coyote
I would agree it is a very good helmet for...

I would agree it is a very good helmet for northern climates. Everything seals off well, especially since the neck and chin padding that make it quiet also helps control air flow. However, when the...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,971
Posted By Don Coyote
I'd put performance above aesthetics generally,...

I'd put performance above aesthetics generally, but agree about #10 metal on the Atlantis. Big and brass looks nice on my Hein Gericke 'Ranger' jacket, but small and uniform black suits the nubuck...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 76,549
Posted By Don Coyote
525 is the same "sale" price i found. Didn't do...

525 is the same "sale" price i found. Didn't do any long trips right away, and never experienced the 'mark', but after a week or so i was chewing with it on at a stop and after continuing to ride my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14,928
Views: 1,735,719
Posted By Don Coyote
If it has the tab, why does it start with the...

If it has the tab, why does it start with the clutch engaged?

Also, does the PU lever have scoring to encourage the lever to break off and remain somewhat usable rather than possibly transferring...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14,928
Views: 1,735,719
Posted By Don Coyote
One difference between the $10 levers and the...

One difference between the $10 levers and the $100 OEM is OEM has an extra tab that trips a sensor and will not allow power to the starter with the clutch engaged.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14,928
Views: 1,735,719
Posted By Don Coyote
How far are you from Wallamaloo? The philosophy...

How far are you from Wallamaloo? The philosophy department at the university there just got a nice machine shop, and rather than supervision you simply need to pass the breathalyzer to work it.
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14,928
Views: 1,735,719
Posted By Don Coyote
Don't say anything that might alarm him, but that...

Don't say anything that might alarm him, but that is the direction we are trying to coax Aquatic into...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By Don Coyote
Twisted Throttle sells a pair of Barkbuster...

Twisted Throttle sells a pair of Barkbuster guards like this that cover more, looks to be about to the wrist, but cost like 5x more...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By Don Coyote
It doesn't seem like the bottom moving in the...

It doesn't seem like the bottom moving in the wind would cause a problem, but in my experience it is wind over the top of the hand that sucks away the warmth, so the more coverage there the better...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,557
Posted By Don Coyote
Those look like they come around the hand to keep...

Those look like they come around the hand to keep more wind off, but carry a much heftier price tag...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By Don Coyote
Does the bottom half flex back at all or is it...

Does the bottom half flex back at all or is it rigid? Do you have a pic from the side more?
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,557
Posted By Don Coyote
Yeah, their page doesn't show squat about the...

Yeah, their page doesn't show squat about the guards except the purty logo. What does the opening look like and how far does it come around the hands?
Forum: Vendors 06-16-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 85,598
Posted By Don Coyote
I saw recent mention in one of the C3 threads...

I saw recent mention in one of the C3 threads here about installing o-rings at the hinges to make the visor movement stiffer.

Not sure if it is because of my windshield, but the first detent just...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14,928
Views: 1,735,719
Posted By Don Coyote
If i were hitting curbs i'd be worried about a...

If i were hitting curbs i'd be worried about a DWI citation...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14,928
Views: 1,735,719
Posted By Don Coyote
Damn, did you take the finish of the hood as you...

Damn, did you take the finish of the hood as you slid across it in your cordura?

I plunked the back corner of a sedan with the front left of my Dakar when i was stupid enough to be riding within...
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