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Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,852
Posted By southbound
Wink Just checked back to see what was going on here...

Just checked back to see what was going on here after a couple of days...

I had friend in college who hated Reggie Miller the basketball player. Why? He had never met him but Reggie Miller...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,852
Posted By southbound
The true story is coming to light, after the BMW...

The true story is coming to light, after the BMW motorcycle down the block beat up young adv grifter and stole his lunch money it started looking at adv grifters mother in a certain way, but...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,852
Posted By southbound
DesertRatliff I'm in the same boat man, I...

DesertRatliff

I'm in the same boat man, I have a Dakar that I have modified to suit my needs, In fact mine looks a lot like your KLR. ...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 236,249
Posted By southbound
thanks

Butters and Rapid Dog,

Good info - thanks!
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 236,249
Posted By southbound
Anyone have a take on how stiff the sole is vs a...

Anyone have a take on how stiff the sole is vs a motocross boot for standing on pegs?
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 236,249
Posted By southbound
Sole?

I have read through this thread a fair amount so sorry if I missed it, but how stiff is the sole of the boot for standing on the pegs all day? I have a pair of Infinities and Tech 3's, I can stand...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14,556
Views: 1,692,812
Posted By southbound
The nick in my fork definitely caused my leak but...

The nick in my fork definitely caused my leak but I just reread that your scratch is 3/4 of the way up so you would have to be fully compressing the forks a fair amout to mess up your seal. Can't...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14,556
Views: 1,692,812
Posted By southbound
Changing the fork seals isn't that hard, it just...

Changing the fork seals isn't that hard, it just takes a little while. I found all the info I needed on www.f650.com (http://www.f650.com), it's in the FAQ. Hardest part was getting the old seal...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14,556
Views: 1,692,812
Posted By southbound
Looking at these myself.

Looking at these myself.
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14,556
Views: 1,692,812
Posted By southbound
I've got the Rally Pro (same as Touratech) and in...

I've got the Rally Pro (same as Touratech) and in my experience they are a little soft. On two occasions they have bent so that they interfere with the front brake (I always seem to bail out on the...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,379
Posted By southbound
I think a bunch of the new Firstgear stuff has...

I think a bunch of the new Firstgear stuff has waterproof outer shells, seem to work pretty well based on reviews and they are in your price range. I briefly owned a 2009 Ranier jacket that I bought...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By southbound
I think you need risers as well. On another...

I think you need risers as well. On another note, mine have bent pretty badly on a couple of drops - they protected the levers I guess but I had to take the bent one off to operate the front brake...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 640,268
Posted By southbound
Broke my shoulder the other day so not a lot...

Broke my shoulder the other day so not a lot going on, figured I would spend some time figuring out how to post pics.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 640,268
Posted By southbound
I used the bearings that came with the triples I...

I used the bearings that came with the triples I bought, it took a couple of adjustments in the first few hundred miles - I had to keep tightening them. But once I got them right they have stayed...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,087
Posted By southbound
Yeah, I guess the point I was trying to make is...

Yeah, I guess the point I was trying to make is that they deal with red tape for bikes they think will sell.

Big day for the adventure type bike sightings, I saw a 1200gs, 650gs and a KLR. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,087
Posted By southbound
I'm sure they could make them to any countries...

I'm sure they could make them to any countries "standards" pretty easily if they would sell. I am 1/2 way through a trip through CO, NM, TX, AZ, UT - have ridden about 2000 miles and passed probably...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,580
Posted By southbound
The Yamaha forks are actually longer than the...

The Yamaha forks are actually longer than the Dakar forks by about 2", so they would be way longer than the GS forks. You would need to get a Dakar rear shock to bring the rear up to match, but the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14,556
Views: 1,692,812
Posted By southbound
Can't get the pic to upload, screw it.

Can't get the pic to upload, screw it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14,556
Views: 1,692,812
Posted By southbound
Here's a pic, thanks for all of your help.

Here's a pic, thanks for all of your help.
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14,556
Views: 1,692,812
Posted By southbound
Rad, Haven't been around here much, really...

Rad,

Haven't been around here much, really busy taking people fishing. Got the bike dailed in and am loving the setup now that I have a round front wheel. Whatever Richard did inside there...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,653
Posted By southbound
Woodys built a front wheel with an excel rim for...

Woodys built a front wheel with an excel rim for me.

Zack told me that the front hub on a Dakar is "jap" style lacing, the rear is "euro".

The front might work but the rear won't as far as...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 640,268
Posted By southbound
For the love of god I have figured out my...

For the love of god I have figured out my problem. I have a flat spot on my rim - I know many have suggested that but me (granted I don't know what the hell I'm doing), two mountain biking friends,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 640,268
Posted By southbound
Yeah, I have bled the air several times since I...

Yeah, I have bled the air several times since I got them. No air has come out the last several times. The guy at the shop said to maybe even try bleeding off a little air with the forks compressed,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 640,268
Posted By southbound
Fixed the brake issue (too much fluid). My...

Fixed the brake issue (too much fluid).

My fortune cookie at lunch said "somtimes it is better to ask the questions than provide all the answers" or some shit like that. So with that in mind I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 640,268
Posted By southbound
Rob, yeah the more I thought about it last night...

Rob, yeah the more I thought about it last night it can't be geometry - you would have mentioned something if you were dealing with what I am. Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 640,268
Posted By southbound
Thanks for the advice and patience - you guys...

Thanks for the advice and patience - you guys rock.

Front wheel is of the ground, here is what I see:

Stearng head bearings are good, no play, slop, clunk, etc. I am pretty confident I can...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 640,268
Posted By southbound
Ok, mounted and balanced new tires (TKC80). ...

Ok, mounted and balanced new tires (TKC80). While the front was off I thought I would go ahead and set the forks lower in the triples to the top score mark (previously had them raised 1/2"). The...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 640,268
Posted By southbound
Yeah, I think I will be getting some plastic...

Yeah, I think I will be getting some plastic ones.

The carbon ones were cheap - I guess you get what you pay for. I think I paid 60 bucks and they came with Galfer brake line that I am using so...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 640,268
Posted By southbound
One other thing...got the carbon fiber fork...

One other thing...got the carbon fiber fork guards like Driven - don't know that I'd do that again. They seem kind of flimsy and mine are warped to the point of rubbing on the outside of the upper...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 640,268
Posted By southbound
Got everything on... very straightforward thanks...

Got everything on... very straightforward thanks to Rad and Driven's write ups. Only took an hour or so to get old stuff off and new stuff on - then another 3 hrs dicking around with brakeline...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14,556
Views: 1,692,812
Posted By southbound
I have been using Amsoil 10w40 for a while, makes...

I have been using Amsoil 10w40 for a while, makes shifting noticeably smoother for the first several thousand miles then it gets clunkier. It doesn't get super hot where I live.
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14,556
Views: 1,692,812
Posted By southbound
Hacksaw works really well - that's what I did.

Hacksaw works really well - that's what I did.
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,313
Posted By southbound
Bar Risers

I am putting some new bars on my Dakar and the Wunderlich 35mm bar risers I have won't work anymore - shoot me a pm if you want them, I'll sell them cheap.

I am 6'3" - you will like them.
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 640,268
Posted By southbound
Thanks, washers were all I could think of. ...

Thanks, washers were all I could think of. Didn't know if I had to use something fancy. Too easy.

I might as well get the dust cap and do it right.
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,645
Posted By southbound
I let it drain for a couple of hours while I was...

I let it drain for a couple of hours while I was screwing around with some other stuff, I know the tank was empty and assumped the sump was - don't know how much should drain out of the filter area...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,645
Posted By southbound
I changed my oil and filter, drained everything...

I changed my oil and filter, drained everything porperly, and put exactly 2.3 liters in (unless my measuring cup is wrong) and it is still over the sight glass after a long ride. Same thing last oil...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 640,268
Posted By southbound
Wow, I haven't looked at the thread in a while -...

Wow, I haven't looked at the thread in a while - we're all frinds here, don't want any hurt feelings.

I (and I think most here) am looking for better travel not necessarily more. Rob, if I rode...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14,556
Views: 1,692,812
Posted By southbound
LED dash lights

So I was riding along the other day and ran out of gas. My low fuel light is burned out (is the only way to find out if it is burned out to run out of gas?) as well as the speedo lights. I saw the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 26,396
Posted By southbound
Phil, Great report, will be riding my Dakar...

Phil,

Great report, will be riding my Dakar on the same stretch this fall - can't wait.

Where'd you get those turn signals, do they flex pretty well?

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2009, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 640,268
Posted By southbound
Money sent, no ABS for me. Thanks for the...

Money sent, no ABS for me.

Thanks for the work, we owe you guys a nice bottle of brown liquor or other appropriate gift.
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