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Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2,998
Views: 563,946
Posted By acap650
AFAIK an OEM muffler from an R100GS will fit...

AFAIK an OEM muffler from an R100GS will fit R80ST and R80G/S. Headers and collector will not.
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3,650
Views: 590,080
Posted By acap650
I keep mine ready to ride all year (in...

I keep mine ready to ride all year (in Pittsburgh). Fill tank, add fuel stabilizer and charge battery once a month. I just ride it with the stabilizer and top off, no need to drain IMO.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-17-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 950
Posted By acap650
If you just want to power a USB for GPS/phone the...

If you just want to power a USB for GPS/phone the GPS connector will work just fine without a relay, you just need the BMW GPS harness and plug that mates with the socket on top of the battery. I've...
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,527
Posted By acap650
I've had the Nemo Morpho 2P for three years now...

I've had the Nemo Morpho 2P for three years now and it's not much faster to set up than a typical 2-pole tent and fly. It needs to be well staked before inflating and can't be moved once set up. It...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-16-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By acap650
USB chargers should be switched - they will draw...

USB chargers should be switched - they will draw power even if nothing is connected, not a lot but enough to drain the battery if the bike is parked for an extended time.
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,715
Posted By acap650
As SS said, US bikes were red or silver. Exhaust...

As SS said, US bikes were red or silver. Exhaust was black chrome. R65LS and R90S among others were designed by Hans Muth.

http://www.cycleworld.com/buyers_guide/
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By acap650
R1100R is a solid bike and easy to maintain. The...

R1100R is a solid bike and easy to maintain. The only thing I did not like on it was the seat. If your OK with some easy wrenching consider an airhead as well. Then you can hang out on the Airhead...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1,455
Views: 304,038
Posted By acap650
Now Suzuki have come out with a cost effective...

Now Suzuki have come out with a cost effective true tubeless spoke wheel on the new DL650X while the $15K BMW RNineT has tubes.
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3,650
Views: 590,080
Posted By acap650
The original high-bar mirrors are not garbage,...

The original high-bar mirrors are not garbage, they are actually high quality but useless with low bars and the extenders will fix that. OEM low bar mirrors might be hard to source and pricey. Just...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By acap650
I believe 94 RS had a cable from throttle to left...

I believe 94 RS had a cable from throttle to left TB and a crossover cable from left TB to right TB. If you have original cables I'd replace them with newer style with splitter (1996+) . Do not lube...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By acap650
Valve adjust, throttle body synch, tps adjust,...

Valve adjust, throttle body synch, tps adjust, check ecu for codes. Overly rich running and poor mileage could be due to running in open loop mode because of an O2 sensor code or fuel injector code. ...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By acap650
Honda Spray Cleaner and Polish - the best quick...

Honda Spray Cleaner and Polish - the best quick detailer I've used. Has no abrasives so it will not buff a matte finish but leaves a wax coating.

...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 84,644
Posted By acap650
Anyone who thinks they can decipher BMW's naming...

Anyone who thinks they can decipher BMW's naming conventions is in for a tough ride. Google F650GS and you will find two totally different bikes.
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,202
Posted By acap650
I've owned a DL650 and now have a F650GS twin...

I've owned a DL650 and now have a F650GS twin (similar to F700GS). I like both of these but the BMW has much lower COG and is easier for my short legs to cope with.

While I don't ride it like a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3,650
Views: 590,080
Posted By acap650
Not an EE but I know that the dry plates in a new...

Not an EE but I know that the dry plates in a new battery are pre-charged and adding the acid activates the charge. As has been said one could wait an hour or so after adding acid for the battery to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3,650
Views: 590,080
Posted By acap650
It's a nicely finished tool kit but the only tool...

It's a nicely finished tool kit but the only tool in there that I would buy is the spark plug socket since it's sized to fit and most standard plug sockets will not.

All other tools can be found...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3,650
Views: 590,080
Posted By acap650
It comes with instructions. You will need to fill...

It comes with instructions. You will need to fill it with acid, install sealing caps and charge it. It may self charge enough to start the bike but it's better to fully charge it before putting on...
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By acap650
The few times I've flown abroad and rented a bike...

The few times I've flown abroad and rented a bike the rental agency would store luggage until I returned the bike. If you're packing riding gear, helmet, suit, boots and gloves you'll probably need...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-07-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,610
Posted By acap650
1986 Honda 450 Rebel, Moto Guzzi California, and...

1986 Honda 450 Rebel, Moto Guzzi California, and now Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT all have tubeless rims with spokes attached to the centerline of a solid rim. Aprilia Capo Nord had tubeless spokes BMW...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3,650
Views: 590,080
Posted By acap650
Yuasa on Amazon. That's what I did. US made...

Yuasa on Amazon. That's what I did. US made Yuasa for $20 than Chinese PS. No brainer.
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By acap650
I have the same Powerlet setup. You got a...

I have the same Powerlet setup. You got a smokin' deal. They say a snug fit is good. Powerlet (and maybe Warm n Safe) have stretch panels to allow the jacket to expand and give in the chubby...
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 35,667
Posted By acap650
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 101,360
Views: 19,664,004
Posted By acap650
I tried the fanless LED from AdvMonster and was...

I tried the fanless LED from AdvMonster and was impressed by the low beam but did not care for the high beam. I have since gone back to halogen.
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By acap650
If you don't care about being original, these are...

If you don't care about being original, these are nice

http://www.powersportsplace.com/parts/pgg-714bk?seid=pspse1&gclid=CMam2fDH3MECFbPm7AodAlMAjw
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By acap650
Once both fork caps are started it is a good idea...

Once both fork caps are started it is a good idea to apply the final torque against some sort of lever holding the top plate and not against the steering stops as this might twist the forks causing...
Forum: The Garage 11-02-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,355
Posted By acap650
My story is similar to yours and involves a VW...

My story is similar to yours and involves a VW diesel, but it goes back to 1980. I bought one of the first Rabbit diesels in 1978. After two years and fairly low mileage it was T-boned on the right...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,710
Posted By acap650
+1 for the Nemo. I use mine at home most nights....

+1 for the Nemo. I use mine at home most nights. Might need to upgrade to the Luxury.
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By acap650
Screw thread starting tip

Without the spring in place start turning the cap until it just engages the first thread, i.e. turn until it just catches. With a marker make an index mark on the cap and fork. Now with the spring in...
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 93,480
Posted By acap650
DR650 goes back to 1996 with no significant...

DR650 goes back to 1996 with no significant changes.
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,139
Posted By acap650
Let me add to the rumor mill. A Powerlet retailer...

Let me add to the rumor mill. A Powerlet retailer said they were updating their technology and the new stuff would not be compatible with other brands. So one could not use their liner with Gerbings,...
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,748
Posted By acap650
I've had a first year 2004 Wee and now have a...

I've had a first year 2004 Wee and now have a 2010 F650GS twin. Nothing wrong with the Wee but I'm short and the Wee was top heavy, even lowered. The GS has lower CG and feels narrower and easier...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 37,936
Posted By acap650
BMWs first attempt at anti-lock (anti-stop)...

BMWs first attempt at anti-lock (anti-stop) brakes.
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 101,360
Views: 19,664,004
Posted By acap650
Me too. '08 black DR.

Me too.

'08 black DR.
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2,998
Views: 563,946
Posted By acap650
In the past year I've worked on an '84 ST, an '85...

In the past year I've worked on an '84 ST, an '85 G/S and an '81 G/S. The '84 ST and '85 G/S both had a relay bracket welded to the top tube, the '81 G/S did not. Also the ST and G/S have different...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-21-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,355
Posted By acap650
Increasing preload on a progressive spring...

Increasing preload on a progressive spring compresses the softer part of the spring making it less progressive. The best solution IMO is a straight wound spring of the correct gauge for the rider's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-21-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By acap650
And it's about time. Long overdue.

And it's about time. Long overdue.
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 101,360
Views: 19,664,004
Posted By acap650
Removing the airbox and replacing the battery...

Removing the airbox and replacing the battery with a light Lithium battery will shed a significant amount of weight. Leave the covers off for that see through the bike look. Makes it look lighter as...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,712
Posted By acap650
Yes, probably and with a 28" inseam. Just like...

Yes, probably and with a 28" inseam. Just like me. It's about time a new bike is released that looks comfy for the short people. Tall people have way more choices than we do. Now they will have to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3,650
Views: 590,080
Posted By acap650
Damn, that headlight is stickin' way out there....

Damn, that headlight is stickin' way out there. :scratch
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 3,650
Views: 590,080
Posted By acap650
Not sure which accessories you're powering with...

Not sure which accessories you're powering with the AP-1 but heated gear that you wear should run directly off the battery. Grips, lights, etc. need to be switched with the ignition. I like the...
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