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Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By CycleDoc59
If it might help, my '10 F650 has a pair of...

If it might help, my '10 F650 has a pair of Micatech bags,
a Vario topbox, a large tank bag and Madstad windshield.
Fully loaded, including a tent and chair across the seat,
and running...
Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By CycleDoc59
It would then be easier to fall down on the...

It would then be easier to fall down on the overloaded side..(?) Actually,
the bike would have to steered with slight counter-steering, much like
compensating for wind from one side. Not dangerous,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Replies: 31,653
Views: 1,842,199
Posted By CycleDoc59
Major LOL..! Thanks for clearing that up....

Major LOL..! Thanks for clearing that up....
Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By CycleDoc59
It is quite common to have head shake if the fork...

It is quite common to have head shake if the fork
angle is changed. A properly set up bike drops an
equal amount at each end when loaded. Which is
why the rear spring preload is adjustable. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-22-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,295
Posted By CycleDoc59
The stator is not really the problem. They do...

The stator is not really the problem.
They do burn out, and cooling is iffy,
but the culprit is the cheap rectifier...

I pulled the stator in mine before it
toasted and it was loaded with...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,970
Posted By CycleDoc59
Tire chains? ...

Tire chains? http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=418653
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-12-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 31,653
Views: 1,842,199
Posted By CycleDoc59
My leaf "blower" has tines and a wood handle;...

My leaf "blower" has tines and a wood handle; seldom used too.
I figure that if leaves were not meant to be on the ground, they'd
have stayed on the trees.
My "string" trimmer has a single blade...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-12-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 31,653
Views: 1,842,199
Posted By CycleDoc59
I spent a couple days each on two different trips...

I spent a couple days each on two different trips at Canyon de Celly in Az.
Camping in the cottonwoods in the nice Navajo campground there.
(campground is free...)
Good walking, decent roads,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,970
Posted By CycleDoc59
Vacuum petcocks solved one problem, and created...

Vacuum petcocks solved one problem, and created another. No need
to manually shut off fuel at each engine stop, but they do often fail to
work. Sometimes they don't shut off the fuel, sometimes...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-11-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 31,653
Views: 1,842,199
Posted By CycleDoc59
Ain't it the truth. In 10+ years of use my ZRT...

Ain't it the truth. In 10+ years of use my ZRT mower always starts in the
spring; StaBil. Carb wise, many are so cheap that cleaning attempts
make no sense; I work on a lot of scooters, which use...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-08-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 31,653
Views: 1,842,199
Posted By CycleDoc59
Bikes are built to SELL, not so much to ride....

Bikes are built to SELL, not so much to ride. Stubby fenders, cute but
unsittable seats, etc. My F650 had no rear inner fender; giving the rear tire
the shock as a target, so the PO installed an...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-07-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By CycleDoc59
I use a length of 2" pvc, then split it with a...

I use a length of 2" pvc, then split it with a saw for about 8 inches up.
Several splits remove enough material and make it flexible enough
that it will then fit most fork seals....

But, after...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-07-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31,653
Views: 1,842,199
Posted By CycleDoc59
Extra gas space is a decent reason to pull off...

Extra gas space is a decent reason to pull off that fume tank; living where we
can get away with doing so. I may do the same on my mini gs, as the 2500+mi trip
to the Swamp Scooter rally required...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-07-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31,653
Views: 1,842,199
Posted By CycleDoc59
All tanks must be vented; can't get fuel out...

All tanks must be vented; can't get fuel out w/out letting air in.

Modern vent systems do not vent to the outside, but are a loop,
which allow air in, but not out..... Any fumes are collected in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-07-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,656
Posted By CycleDoc59
[QUOTE=Effisland;25657410]Finally took a picture....

[QUOTE=Effisland;25657410]Finally took a picture. Never seen a rusty thing like this before. Looks fouled, it's not tan like the left. Replaced them but whatever is happening needs to be figured...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-06-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 31,653
Views: 1,842,199
Posted By CycleDoc59
Seems you long since have your answer; don't...

Seems you long since have your answer; don't stuff the tank.

But, regarding the mention of possible fuel pump problems, we
are lucky that since all systems (except direct injection) have
similar...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14,874
Views: 1,607,970
Posted By CycleDoc59
I needed the bars on my '09 further forward. The...

I needed the bars on my '09 further forward. The 2" Rox risers are
perfect for the bike. They allow the bars to go back, up, forward,
or anyplace in between for 2 inches. No change of clutch cable...
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By CycleDoc59
Acid is used to remove rust. It will have no...

Acid is used to remove rust. It will have no effect till the sludge is removed.
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By CycleDoc59
This; from F650.com No Petcock? Emptying...

This; from F650.com

No Petcock? Emptying the GS Gas Tank?

In preparation to ship my bike I was going to use a siphon hose to drain the gas tank on my 2001 F650GS. Are there any other...
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By CycleDoc59
Lacquer thinner will dissolve it, which is what I...

Lacquer thinner will dissolve it, which is what I use on badly gunked
M/C gas tanks, but it may take a lot of that pricey stuff to deal
with a tank that size....
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,289
Posted By CycleDoc59
I just bought a '10 F650gs in early Nov loaded...

I just bought a '10 F650gs in early Nov loaded w/farkles, one of
which was a booster plug. It was mounted with the
sensor probe stuck into an air intake snorkel, and had its
two connectors plugged...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-03-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 31,653
Views: 1,842,199
Posted By CycleDoc59
Stainless nuts/etc to mount my 8 loops was about...

Stainless nuts/etc to mount my 8 loops was about $7.00
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-02-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 31,653
Views: 1,842,199
Posted By CycleDoc59
They are called footman loops. I just installed 8...

They are called footman loops. I just installed 8 on two
Micatech bags. Stainless steel, here:

http://tinyurl.com/mpjl2yc
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-01-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,891
Posted By CycleDoc59
That sounds well-done. I'm sure there are...

That sounds well-done. I'm sure there are products other than Goop that
will work fine. But I don't see the need for a rim strip, unless a tube is
used along with the sealing. -Without a tube,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-01-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,891
Posted By CycleDoc59
..Only need Good at each spoke end, put on with...

..Only need Good at each spoke end, put on with the wheel vertical.
Goop is liquid, so doing more than 1/4 way around, it runs.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-30-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,891
Posted By CycleDoc59
I felt the same about the 21" on my KLR, no...

I felt the same about the 21" on my KLR, no safety bead. But later,
I considered that a flat tube wouldn't hold the bead in place anyway,
so I sealed it too a couple years ago... Now, I don't...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-30-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,891
Posted By CycleDoc59
Must use a tube w/a metal stem, which is held in...

Must use a tube w/a metal stem, which is held in place w/two
nuts. (reason being so stem won't pull out of the rim when/if
it goes flat..) Anyway, use flat washers over rubber washer(s)
under the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-30-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By CycleDoc59
Jumper cable size is not important; just don't...

Jumper cable size is not important; just don't start the car as the alternator
output is much too high for a little M/C battery...but always best to wait
awhile, as below:

You can use any sort...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-30-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,891
Posted By CycleDoc59
It will work; he plans to seal the metal valve...

It will work; he plans to seal the metal valve stem at the rim in case
of a tube flat, then he can run as tubeless... He's not
the first to seal spokes, then still run a tube...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-27-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,891
Posted By CycleDoc59
I sealed the spoke wheels on my KLR 650 a few...

I sealed the spoke wheels on my KLR 650 a few thous miles ago. Now
I carry a plug kit and a little compressor. It takes about 15 minutes
get going now after picking up a nail....much of the time...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-23-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,656
Posted By CycleDoc59
A few months ago, I picked up an F650 from the ...

A few months ago, I picked up an F650 from the
BMW dealer for the bike owner. It had been at the
dealer for 2 months, and they could not find out
why it sometimes ran fine fine sometimes, and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-20-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 31,653
Views: 1,842,199
Posted By CycleDoc59
Harley charges $130 in install a rear tire; I do...

Harley charges $130 in install a rear tire; I do Harley rears for $50.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-15-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 31,653
Views: 1,842,199
Posted By CycleDoc59
Custom seat work, recovering...

Chuck says there have been inquiries about his new GS seat.

I have had many seats recovered for customers by Wayne.
Two of my current bikes have his seats (R1200ST, KLR650)

What I often do,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-12-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,764
Posted By CycleDoc59
I bought a used 2010 3 weeks ago. Heavily farkled...

I bought a used 2010 3 weeks ago. Heavily farkled by the PO,
which added up to exceed $6,700. Micatech bags/Madstad
shield/etc/etc. I've been stripping/selling some unneeded farkles
on ebay.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-02-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,892
Posted By CycleDoc59
I change a lot of tires, and often pop off the...

I change a lot of tires, and often pop off the bearing
seals for inspection; finding that quite a few are in bad shape...

So, I change a lot of wheel bearings, and some of the
tools/methods...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By CycleDoc59
I'm finding that if I don't find an answer via...

I'm finding that if I don't find an answer via Google,
I very likely typed the question in wrong.... Working on
bikes and cars every day, I spend a lot of time "talking"
to Miss Google.
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By CycleDoc59
The numbers used here are proper Kawa numbers: ...

The numbers used here are proper
Kawa numbers:

http://www.cmsnl.com/kawasaki-1990-c8-ar80_model12146/partslist/
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,290
Posted By CycleDoc59
Coleman fuel is naphtha; the active ingredient in...

Coleman fuel is naphtha; the active ingredient in Seafoam.

Much cheaper, and is a powerful solvent. It will dissolve the
sludge. But remember that it is very flammable....
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By CycleDoc59
Lowering link for Africa Twin here: ...

Lowering link for Africa Twin here:

http://www.whaccessories.com/Lowering-Kits-Honda.htm
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,042
Posted By CycleDoc59
Maybe this will help you decide what to do: ...

Maybe this will help you decide what to do:

http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=2063439
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