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Forum: Beasts 05-26-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,972
Posted By DieselDog
I've read many passionate oil threads over the...

I've read many passionate oil threads over the years. I see lots of parrot reports. I view them all with a bucket of salt. Not one person has ever commented with an oil related failure. Not one...
Forum: Vendors 05-08-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 30,843
Posted By DieselDog
brake light

Sorry Pilot. Sent you a PM. I don't always check in here. Still interested if you built an extra one let me know and I'll fork over funds.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-19-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9,506
Views: 2,014,384
Posted By DieselDog
Looks like the tires are from that era too. Carbs...

Looks like the tires are from that era too. Carbs are luddite proof.
Forum: Vendors 04-16-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 30,843
Posted By DieselDog
brake light

Would like to be put into the production list for the next batch. dd
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,930
Posted By DieselDog
Hammock to Tent

I used a Henessey hammock - forgot the model but it was a Snap-on employee prize that were sold on eBay for a while. I always carried it along with a tent. Mine doesn't have the enlarged rain fly. ...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 46,446
Posted By DieselDog
Seat

My arse seems to have a high pain tolerance and not in a gay way. I recently rode from Napa to San Diego on an MZ Baghira - 520 miles. The seat is barely wider than a 2x4 and just as pleasant. It...
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 46,446
Posted By DieselDog
Bot a New 2014 Tiger 800XC SE

I have only test ridden one XC for a short distance. I knew it would be my next bike but not immediately. I can't fit another bike in the garage so it didn't make sense. Also, I'm pretty cheap and I...
Forum: Vendors 07-25-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 63,789
Posted By DieselDog
Happy So Far

First of all many thanks to Dan Cata for making this terrific bit of aftermarket kit at a great price. Also his support is over the top.

I have completed the rebuild and cleaning of the RHS...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By DieselDog
What I learned

First thanks to all those who responded and to the original author of the how-to article. I know it's been months but it just took me a long time to get psyched out for this. In the end it was...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By DieselDog
Thanks. Will try your suggestions this weekend. ...

Thanks. Will try your suggestions this weekend. I hope I didn't hit the valve too hard. I hand rotated the wheel but it certainly hit the head. Should have turned it by the front pulley. Will...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By DieselDog
1995 R1100GS Cam Chain Timing Hosed -- Help

I read a terrific article on how to change a head gasket here http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=687325. It seemed pretty straight forward and I got through it successfully on the right...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,318
Posted By DieselDog
Wish to thank the op for a confidence inspiring...

Wish to thank the op for a confidence inspiring write-up. Just got my head gasket for my 95 GS oil mister. The gasket is a three part construction. I purchased it from the local dealer and it set...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2011, 01:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,199
Posted By DieselDog
Ninja 1000 Insurance

I have a N1K and for full coverage and it added $229 to the policy for the fifth bike insured. I have it listed as a pleasure bike, 3K miles per year and no passenger insurance, no health coverage...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 240,710
Posted By DieselDog
Ninja ABS

While I have a bike with ABS and find it a worthy feature, it won't be a dealbreaker for me. My ABS has come on legitimately fewer than 6 times in 10 years. What it has done is make me realize that...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-28-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,445
Posted By DieselDog
I'm glad you are on your way and that people are...

I'm glad you are on your way and that people are so helpful. Charging systems on older Airheads are notorious for failing. There is a cottage industry around the shortcomings of the charging system...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-05-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,718
Posted By DieselDog
GP/Forza Bust

This is most unfortunate for GP who just had their grand opening / open house last weekend. I was at Forza a few years ago and from what I remember, they had the Husky 550 twin motards on display...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-16-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,954
Posted By DieselDog
520 Sprocket

Let me preface that I'm not a guru and I'm just regurgitating the tribal knowledge. The 525 chain supposedly has the same pitch as the 520. The 525 chain has thicker side plates. There is a belief...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-17-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,762
Posted By DieselDog
Supermoto is more than go fast and brute...

Supermoto is more than go fast and brute horsepower. It is for those that want to ride a track or the streets with hardcore skillz. It's about finesse, it's about minimalism, it's about maximizing...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-10-2008, 11:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,675
Posted By DieselDog
1200GS to be called R450 in 2009

Yep. The displacement factor is 1/2.6. The price is 40xmodel number. It's pure geniass.
Forum: Vendors 03-09-2008, 01:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,494
Posted By DieselDog
I profess ignorance on what this device actually...

I profess ignorance on what this device actually does. Since no insight has been presented I would like to conjecture.

First, I'm pretty sure the TFI unit does not directly integrate with the...
Forum: Vendors 07-07-2007, 01:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,807
Posted By DieselDog
Bought a centerstand from DS years ago. I rarely...

Bought a centerstand from DS years ago. I rarely used it but the stop soon wore from being made out of too soft metal and the it wouldn't lift the bike off the ground. They didn't own up to the...
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2007, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,195
Posted By DieselDog
Mistakes happen. It might not have even been...

Mistakes happen. It might not have even been their fault, but it sounds like that dealer did the right thing.
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2007, 12:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,127
Posted By DieselDog
loobed

Jesus feels friction.
Mortals are clueless.
I lube my chain, therefore I am.
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2007, 12:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,227
Posted By DieselDog
luggage

sporttour.com sells 35L Givi bags for $128 each including shipping. That's more than the soft stuff, but really a good deal for hard bags. I'm trying to salvage my KLR's Pelicans. If I can kludge...
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2007, 11:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,958
Posted By DieselDog
wee vs klr

It might be a little soon for me to reply but I own both. I recently acquired the Wee and have not taken it off-road yet. The Wee is far more road worthy and lines up to my kind of riding better...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2007, 12:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,756
Posted By DieselDog
CL Effect and other Phenomena

Craigslist is free, so nothing vetured nothing gained. It's free to test the waters. Keep in mind what the previous poster said: if you are priced right, you are more likely to sell. In heated...
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2007, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3,623
Views: 651,909
Posted By DieselDog
dl650 to the fleet

Got me a 2006 6fiddy. 2200 miles on the clock and a minor left side crash. So it has some road rash. Planning to pimp the pipe, centerstand, luggage the whole 9 yards. Got it for $5000 - the...
Forum: Australia 04-08-2007, 10:51 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,441
Posted By DieselDog
Got mine in March of 1995 for $12,000 OTD with...

Got mine in March of 1995 for $12,000 OTD with bags and a RID. Lots of little add-ons. Ducati Elepant rear can with crossover eliminater, Ohlins in front, Bosch mega lights, Corbin mondo seat,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2006, 03:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,558
Posted By DieselDog
Like many on this BBS, I own a GS and a KLR. In...

Like many on this BBS, I own a GS and a KLR. In fact I own a Tengai and a KLR. The total cost of ownership for a KLR is far less than a GS. I just had to replace the pivot bearings in the swingarm...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2006, 03:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,477
Posted By DieselDog
I too am afflicted with gadgets disease. I spent...

I too am afflicted with gadgets disease. I spent my last REI rebate check on a JetBoil and bought the optional coffee press. This stove is a marvel in engineering and packaging. This stove is...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2006, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6,135
Views: 1,235,992
Posted By DieselDog
67310

67310
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2006, 11:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,338
Posted By DieselDog
The KLR is a very capable bike offroad and I dare...

The KLR is a very capable bike offroad and I dare say more reliable with far lower cost of ownership. Certainly dumping a GS offroad is likely to be expensive. My basic rule of thumb is trips over...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2006, 10:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,800
Posted By DieselDog
The 1100 series is extremely sensitive to...

The 1100 series is extremely sensitive to throttle balance. You should sync the throttle bodies since they were removed/left dangling by the cables and/or otherwise abused and fooled with. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2006, 01:13 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 33,325
Posted By DieselDog
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-18-2004, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,031
Posted By DieselDog
Santa Barbara DA

Isn't the Santa Barbara DA persuing Michael Jackson? Seems like he would have enough on his plate at the moment. I seem to recall spending time at Songdog and hearing the annoying roar of well...
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