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Forum: Airheads 03-30-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,811
Posted By DigDig
Congrats! That bike is in amazing shape. Check...

Congrats!
That bike is in amazing shape. Check out http://bmwr65.org for a great group dedicated to this model.
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,811
Posted By DigDig
I love my R65, a nimble great feeling bike, and...

I love my R65, a nimble great feeling bike, and parts are not bad to get. Some parts are not compatible with other airheads, but a lot are (electronics, etc). There are some out there for pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4,827
Views: 628,303
Posted By DigDig
It is the same part number (34 11 7 681 972) for...

It is the same part number (34 11 7 681 972) for the brake line from '05 (then named F650GS) right through the current model. So its not shorter. If there is a problem it is likely to be the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4,827
Views: 628,303
Posted By DigDig
I have the Barkbuster risers on my '10 ABS...

I have the Barkbuster risers on my '10 ABS equipped bike and did not need new lines.
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,340
Posted By DigDig
Thanks. I didn't need persuasion, its already...

Thanks. I didn't need persuasion, its already installed, and I know its what everyone uses in these bikes. I was just looking for the reason why Dyna recommended otherwise, and your explanation makes...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,340
Posted By DigDig
Ok, sorry to resurrect this, but some of the info...

Ok, sorry to resurrect this, but some of the info here is pertinent...
Getting ready to put in a new green (3 Ohm) Dyna coil in a '75 R75/6 (stock ignition, single plug, new regulator). Easy job,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,417
Posted By DigDig
I think the OP doesn't get as much appreciation...

I think the OP doesn't get as much appreciation from riding because he just takes it for granted. :) For us in snow country we really value every mile we get to put on in season. And for me, every...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4,827
Views: 628,303
Posted By DigDig
2010 G, so just like the last F's. When the light...

2010 G, so just like the last F's. When the light comes on I can usually put about 3 US gallons in. Miles to light coming on varies depending on all the usual factors (tires, terrain, road surface,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4,827
Views: 628,303
Posted By DigDig
You have to carry more! That distance is about...

You have to carry more! That distance is about what I would be to empty. (At about 50mph on dirt to the light coming on is 200 miles +) We each carried an extra gallon with us. Of course, if you are...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 4,827
Views: 628,303
Posted By DigDig
300 mile days, for many days on end, are no...

300 mile days, for many days on end, are no problem at all. Like others have said getting it personalized to your body size/type and riding style (seat,windscreen,tires,luggage,etc) can make it more...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7,931
Views: 1,605,243
Posted By DigDig
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa65/srgougeon/...

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa65/srgougeon/IMG_2925.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7,931
Views: 1,605,243
Posted By DigDig
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa65/srgougeon/...

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa65/srgougeon/IMG_2585.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,262
Posted By DigDig
I picked up an '81 R65 last year in good shape....

I picked up an '81 R65 last year in good shape. Riding it just puts a smile on my face, these are very underrated in my opinion. Been doing some similar winter work to what you are doing. I drained...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,413
Posted By DigDig
Looks like a bike with a lot of potential, should...

Looks like a bike with a lot of potential, should be fun to get together. These bikes are just great riders, so nimble.
Tracking parts for the different years can take a bit of time to get your head...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,422
Posted By DigDig
I am keeping myself busy this winter (unridable...

I am keeping myself busy this winter (unridable here) with work on my airhead. The photos and roads in your report just make me want to cry, well done!!
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4,827
Views: 628,303
Posted By DigDig
With the bike on the center stand: put a strap...

With the bike on the center stand: put a strap from the bottom of the center stand forward to what ever you can hook it to (frame, skid plate, etc). This will keep the stand from being able to fold...
Forum: Americas 08-19-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,726
Posted By DigDig
My father just did it on his F800ST with regular...

My father just did it on his F800ST with regular road tires. No problems at all. He has an '86 R80RT and thought he would have been fine on that too (he's almost 70!). It really depends on how...
Forum: Americas 08-13-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 21,726
Posted By DigDig
That sucks, just missed the offer, I just got...

That sucks, just missed the offer, I just got back last Wednesday from the TLH loop. Slept in a sand bank just west of Goose Bay, although the selection at the liquor store in Happy Valley helped...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-25-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 30,264
Posted By DigDig
Like someone else mentioned above, I use Navigon....

Like someone else mentioned above, I use Navigon. With it you can pick and choose which State or Provinces you want to load on it to help save memory. I have an iPhone 4 (16GB) and loaded all the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4,827
Views: 628,303
Posted By DigDig
Wow, a lot of the mpg figure you guys are posting...

Wow, a lot of the mpg figure you guys are posting seem real low. I have a '10 and I never get less then 200 miles from a tank. I'm not exactly light on the throttle, but I don't do much of the 80mph...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4,827
Views: 628,303
Posted By DigDig
My '10 stock powerlet is not switched. I put on...

My '10 stock powerlet is not switched. I put on some aux lights and using a relay switched them off the parking light feed light someone else mentioned. I plan on adding another 12v socket behind the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4,827
Views: 628,303
Posted By DigDig
I put Barkbusters on my '10 this winter. The kit...

I put Barkbusters on my '10 this winter. The kit from Twisted Throttle came with 20mm bar risers, which are great for ergos, but not as tall as the one that come with the Touratech kit. So you dont...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,048
Posted By DigDig
The ultralight I got today, and am wearing right...

The ultralight I got today, and am wearing right now, is tagged Made in the USA.
It took 8 weeks to get because it was a special order. Maybe they have some imports coming in this spring. I know...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,048
Posted By DigDig
Not exactly, the ultralight is just the light,...

Not exactly, the ultralight is just the light, without the knee and elbow ballistics (2nd fabric layer/color). Very packable. Mine should arrive today :clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4,827
Views: 628,303
Posted By DigDig
Looks good. Did you buy the windshield new, I...

Looks good. Did you buy the windshield new, I have been looking for one but don't like the $$$ of a new one.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-17-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 30,264
Posted By DigDig
Yes the Motion X accepts GPX, you email your...

Yes the Motion X accepts GPX, you email your route to them, and it comes back in an email to you that you can open on your phone in Motion X. It's easier then it sounds. Yes it has very good non...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 22,703
Posted By DigDig
Fantastic :clap:clap

Fantastic :clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 90,724
Posted By DigDig
Great trip, too bad Bolivian law enforcement are...

Great trip, too bad Bolivian law enforcement are so corrupt, seems just part of the police culture there. They never realize how self defeating it can be in the long run by harassing away tourists...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,220
Posted By DigDig
I think Harley Davidson is spelled "Other" on...

I think Harley Davidson is spelled "Other" on this forum. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4,827
Views: 628,303
Posted By DigDig
Looks great, like the windscreen, wonder if they...

Looks great, like the windscreen, wonder if they make that for the four hole model? You just need to get it dirty now, it just doesn't look right that clean!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,493
Posted By DigDig
You mean 3.14159... ?

You mean 3.14159... ?
Forum: Face plant 07-25-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,702
Posted By DigDig
Wow! Glad you are ok. Thanks for sharing your...

Wow! Glad you are ok. Thanks for sharing your story, the photos, and your gear choices. I'm sorry to see the Dakar is a loss though :cry
Forum: Trip Planning 07-23-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,597
Posted By DigDig
I find this all pretty interesting. I think a lot...

I find this all pretty interesting. I think a lot of the packing comes from how you got started in camping. My background was in backpacking and later canoe camping and expedition whitewater kayak...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,859
Posted By DigDig
Actually, this is from the Mayo Clinic website...

Actually, this is from the Mayo Clinic website :deal,
"Researchers used to believe that caffeinated drinks had a diuretic effect. This means that you would urinate more after drinking them, which...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 211,164
Posted By DigDig
So some of these bikes have the lower rear mud...

So some of these bikes have the lower rear mud guard, some don't. Regional regulations? Does that guard really make a big difference?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,799
Posted By DigDig
White Stripes- "Catch Hell Blues" Wilco-...

White Stripes- "Catch Hell Blues"
Wilco- "Spiders (kidsmoke)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,553
Posted By DigDig
I have one on the new Nolan N104s and I'm pretty...

I have one on the new Nolan N104s and I'm pretty impressed so far. To start it's Nolan that will fit more of a neutral head, even slightly long head. The visor on it is huge and field of vision is...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-28-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,145
Posted By DigDig
Way to show how it's done, sometimes all the gear...

Way to show how it's done, sometimes all the gear and planning in the world just takes the fun out of it.
Fun report!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 103,190
Posted By DigDig
1980 Honda CB650c, the brakes on it were just...

1980 Honda CB650c, the brakes on it were just scary, and during the test I had to keep reving it just to keep it running.
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 211,164
Posted By DigDig
My feeling is that the first time it goes to the...

My feeling is that the first time it goes to the shop, just so they can check it out, put it on the computer, etc. For me it was $230 or so last year. Since then it's been all my own work, like most...
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