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Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,364
Posted By dhr
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/mcy/4465835689.h...

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/mcy/4465835689.html 1992 GSPD 51K $5000
http://wausau.craigslist.org/mcy/4493442309.html 1990 GSPD ?K $5800
http://bozeman.craigslist.org/mcy/4442428285.html 1992...
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,364
Posted By dhr
If I may be so bold your price was near the upper...

If I may be so bold your price was near the upper end of the market, $15K examples aside :D

My impression was most of the examples in that price range are fairly pampered and have rather extensive...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15,210
Views: 8,693,733
Posted By dhr
Any more info about the girl or who built the...

Any more info about the girl or who built the bike?
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,190
Posted By dhr
Nighthawk 750 Why you may ask? Simple, I...

Nighthawk 750

Why you may ask? Simple, I rode one 14,500 miles in a big loop around the US in 2009. Did a full service before and after the trip, all it needed during the trip were 2 oil changes...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15,000
Views: 1,747,360
Posted By dhr
Thanks for the tip! Now all I have to do is...

Thanks for the tip!

Now all I have to do is replace the clutch, water pump since it's there, check the valves, rebuild the rear master cylinder, and ride it. Did I mention my plan is to head off...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15,000
Views: 1,747,360
Posted By dhr
What aftermarket bars have can be used on the...

What aftermarket bars have can be used on the F650GS without clearance problems? Stock bars are bent and just looking to get something that is close to the stock bend. Tried a set of Renthal 636 ATV...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 4,650
Views: 919,236
Posted By dhr
You are in luck since you bought the bike and did...

You are in luck since you bought the bike and did not know about the back fees http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d03/vc9562.htm

It is up to the DMV manager but I have been able to do it twice.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15,000
Views: 1,747,360
Posted By dhr
Does anybody have the special BMW tool to adjust...

Does anybody have the special BMW tool to adjust the torque on the steering head bearings? Willing to sell/rent/loan it? Thanks.
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By dhr
I seem to remember it being in the mid 30's, it...

I seem to remember it being in the mid 30's, it also ask for 91+ octane.
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By dhr
My brother owned a 1997 V-Max which I put 2-3K...

My brother owned a 1997 V-Max which I put 2-3K miles on and I owned a 2008 Versys for a little while. Both are very cool bikes and really different as you know. I am the kind of person that swaps...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-01-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 106,504
Posted By dhr
Finally got a hold of the seller, the bike is now...

Finally got a hold of the seller, the bike is now listed on eBay. Asked about registration and the seller said it is past due. Did a little digging and found out the bike has $600 in back fees....
Forum: Old's Cool 05-09-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,376
Posted By dhr
Plastic and gas tanks I would think be hard to...

Plastic and gas tanks I would think be hard to get just as with any low production number bike. What types of parts was he having trouble finding?

Anyone know if the the 650 has any fundamental...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-09-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,376
Posted By dhr
"different" does not always mean...

"different" does not always mean cool:rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,376
Posted By dhr
I saw that ad too. Not worth shipping to...

I saw that ad too. Not worth shipping to California. $2600 seems like a little much to me since the fork seals are likely only the first of several things to address on the bike. If you are local to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-02-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 596,360
Posted By dhr
That is all true, I should not call any project...

That is all true, I should not call any project easy until I try to do it myself.

Not sure if I am going to try and build a Ninja 650 dirt special yet. I would enjoy the project but not sure how...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-02-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 596,360
Posted By dhr
Thanks! I thought it had been done before. The...

Thanks! I thought it had been done before. The KLR and ER6 clamps having different centers was the key information that I could not find. Sounds as close to a truly bolt on front end as I have found...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-01-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 596,360
Posted By dhr
KLR forks

From the reading I have done it looks like 08+ KLR forks will fit into the stock 650R triple clamps since both have 41mm forks. Does anyone know if the KLR wheel, caliper etc. also fit without...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 368,463
Posted By dhr
Thanks for the tip!

Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 368,463
Posted By dhr
Craigslist, the PO received so may emails that he...

Craigslist, the PO received so may emails that he pulled down the ad. I was willing to come look at it the night the ad went up but the seller was unavailable so he actually held it until I was done...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 368,463
Posted By dhr
New Project

Picked up my new project / motorcycle Friday evening. Pre-crashed 2009 SV650S with 12k for $600. Been looking for a SV650 or Ducati Monster for the past few weeks with little success but finally...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23,935
Views: 4,064,975
Posted By dhr
Here you go ...

Here you go

http://www.evosportster.com/705a.jpg

http://www.evosportster.com/705b.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 02-29-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,941
Posted By dhr
I like to tinker with motorcycles that have lay...

I like to tinker with motorcycles that have lay dormant and get real satisfaction getting them running and back on the road. The rise in prices of older Japanese bikes really took off about 5 years...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-21-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,076
Posted By dhr
You probably will not be able to get a non US...

You probably will not be able to get a non US market bike legally registered in CA. California has some of the most stringent vehicle licensing laws in the US. The CA DMV website has a small bit of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,212
Posted By dhr
G650X Challenge whats to know?

What is the general feeling in regards to the 2007 G650X Challenge? I am looking for a new all round bike and stumbled across the G650X. Most of the reviews that I can find say little more then it...
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 10,625
Views: 1,382,124
Posted By dhr
Who has also ridden a Quota?

Has anyone ridden both a Quota and Stelvio? How do the riding experiences compare? I owned a Quota for a little while and enjoyed it but found its weight a little cumbersome given that I am only 5'8"...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4,583
Views: 826,612
Posted By dhr
This would end up being a 2nd or 3rd bike not...

This would end up being a 2nd or 3rd bike not really a daily rider. Plus I get some fun out of tinkering with bikes in the garage. I'm probably going to pass on the 74 for now but will hopefully end...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4,583
Views: 826,612
Posted By dhr
Thanks for all of the knowledge everyone. I...

Thanks for all of the knowledge everyone. I really like the idea of the Ironhead from what I have heard so far. So what is the situation with spares? I was under the impression that you could get...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4,583
Views: 826,612
Posted By dhr
1974 Ironhead

Saw an ad for a 1974 Ironhead for $2K that runs, looks pretty good, and fairly stock. Always kind of wanted an older Sportster but have been warned away from them in the past. Are they really black...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,809
Posted By dhr
The Nighthawk is a great bike and I had a great...

The Nighthawk is a great bike and I had a great trip riding mine but never found myself super excited by the bike itself.
Maybe a better word then "soul" would be "personality"? A couple of examples...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,809
Posted By dhr
I had a 2003 FZ1 for a month or two and found it...

I had a 2003 FZ1 for a month or two and found it to be a nice motorcycle but not super interesting given how easy it was to ride way too fast. Still I really don't know why it's not a more popular...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,809
Posted By dhr
Funny to see this thread come back just as I was...

Funny to see this thread come back just as I was thinking I needed to buy a Sportster again (#4)
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6,607
Views: 1,458,751
Posted By dhr
It came off a 2008 Ninja 650R which looks very...

It came off a 2008 Ninja 650R which looks very similar. The 06 and 07 Ninja have a different fan. The Versys fan is made by Denso part # 065000-4140 but I was unable to find a chat with other...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 6,607
Views: 1,458,751
Posted By dhr
So I found out why my Versys keep blowing the fan...

So I found out why my Versys keep blowing the fan relay. The fan motor went bad. Turns out Kawasaki wants over $300 for a new fan!!:huh The local salvage yards wanted $100-$200. eBay was the easy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2011, 03:05 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 23,592
Posted By dhr
I do my share of lane splitting but one thing I...

I do my share of lane splitting but one thing I won't do is ride to the right of cars next to the curb. Maybe it's just me but it seems like a really risk with parked cars and people making right...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 22,700
Posted By dhr
Having just been to the Long Beach Motorcycle...

Having just been to the Long Beach Motorcycle show I think my current plan is a good one.

Kawasaki Versys It's comfortable on the highway but still lightweight and practical for everyday use.
...
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 6,607
Views: 1,458,751
Posted By dhr
The fan was dragging on something when I moved it...

The fan was dragging on something when I moved it by hand. Moved the radiator forward and found a small bit of gravel between the fan motor and blade after removing it the blade turned much more...
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2011, 01:37 AM
Replies: 6,607
Views: 1,458,751
Posted By dhr
That is what I think as of now. Oh the adventure...

That is what I think as of now. Oh the adventure of sorting a crashed bike. Funny I almost never get to test ride the bikes I buy because they have been crashed, let sit, or something else. Amazingly...
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2011, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6,607
Views: 1,458,751
Posted By dhr
To the naked eye it looks fine. The fuse burns...

To the naked eye it looks fine. The fuse burns out in the middle as you would expect, nor do the blades discolor.

Picked up a set of Pro Taper ATV handlebars tonight looks like they will fit...
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6,607
Views: 1,458,751
Posted By dhr
Keep blowning fan relay

So I picked up a pre crashed Versys in partial trade for Moto Guzzi Quota. I am a little embarrassed to say that I have not spent much time riding it yet as I have been playing with a $500 Jeep...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-30-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,919
Posted By dhr
+1 I use to buy really cheap project bikes...

+1

I use to buy really cheap project bikes for $100 or $200 had fun and learned a lot doing it. After a while I realized that it was worth spending a little more money to buy complete bikes rather...
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