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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-27-2015, 01:49 PM
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Posted By cpallen
Wouldn't pretty much any fat bar work on the DD?...

Wouldn't pretty much any fat bar work on the DD? Visit your local dirt bike-centric shop and look at the bars on display I'll bet you could find something flatter like a superbike bar for instance:
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-24-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 166,459
Posted By cpallen
two words: stand up A couple of minutes...

two words: stand up

A couple of minutes standing periodically makes a huge difference. It's fun and you get some strange looks too.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-13-2015, 12:19 PM
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Posted By cpallen
As far as I know, the C-Bow bags are NLA from SW...

As far as I know, the C-Bow bags are NLA from SW Motech but I think that they are now being sold by Ortlieb.

Oh! here are some: http://www.amotostuff.com/hepco_becker_cbow/640-015-00-01.html
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7,624
Views: 1,217,656
Posted By cpallen
Is it worth it to fabricate a heat shield for the...

Is it worth it to fabricate a heat shield for the hose, with maybe a section of insulated dryer exhaust duct?
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7,624
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Posted By cpallen
JP, let me know if those ^ don't work out for...

JP, let me know if those ^ don't work out for you. I put some fastways on my bike and don't expect to go back to the stock pegs.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-11-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 166,459
Posted By cpallen
Here's my Aprilia

Well, the engine at least.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2949/15189402459_95b2398580_z.jpg

Much more fun than the Dorsoduro because it doesn't egg me on into danger!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-11-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 166,459
Posted By cpallen
Fixed it for ya.

Fixed it for ya.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-10-2015, 09:56 PM
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Posted By cpallen
Me too! Seemingly endless riding options around...

Me too! Seemingly endless riding options around here.....

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8616/16310555678_b29e2c17f4_z.jpg
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-03-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 166,459
Posted By cpallen
You can also buy 32 oz cans of ethanol-free 92...

You can also buy 32 oz cans of ethanol-free 92 octane gas with Stabil in Lowes and Home Depot in a DOT-approved container. Around $5.
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 375,514
Posted By cpallen
Ted Porter, Beemer Shop has your answers.

Ted Porter, Beemer Shop has your answers.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-28-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 166,459
Posted By cpallen
You all are a great group!

You all are a great group!
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2015, 05:16 PM
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Views: 1,396,304
Posted By cpallen
Yup, they were being sued by employees for some...

Yup, they were being sued by employees for some kind of payroll problem, closed up shop and filed for bankruptcy.
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7,624
Views: 1,217,656
Posted By cpallen
Thanks so I know it's not me :D then. The...

Thanks so I know it's not me :D then. The original Saharas were rock solid to faster than I wanted to go but I'm sure they would have sucked most of the places I have ridden so far (less the to and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 12:53 PM
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Posted By cpallen
That's what I am going to try next. The old...

That's what I am going to try next. The old stand-by - the tire all others are compared against.
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 04:26 PM
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Posted By cpallen
Xch Tires

I'm pretty much an off-road novice and I have Pirelli Scorpion Rallies on mine. I think they are fantastic on gravel and damp trails (not been in much mud) but they do not like going faster than 65...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 08:51 AM
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Views: 1,217,656
Posted By cpallen
Has anyone mentioned the problem where the...

Has anyone mentioned the problem where the exhaust becomes obstructed?
Forum: Battle scooters 01-08-2015, 02:35 PM
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Views: 1,396,304
Posted By cpallen
Talking Answer: snowmobiles :thumb

Answer: snowmobiles :thumb
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2015, 09:09 PM
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Posted By cpallen
It was just all those whiny early adopters.

It was just all those whiny early adopters.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7,624
Views: 1,217,656
Posted By cpallen
Is the drive on the opposite side on the husky?...

Is the drive on the opposite side on the husky? Does that matter?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-05-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4,933
Views: 1,830,377
Posted By cpallen
I get that but it was a memorable experience,...

I get that but it was a memorable experience, waking up to the sound of a big block v8 powered ski boat echoing through the canyon.
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7,624
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Posted By cpallen
I believe that after disconnecting the battery,...

I believe that after disconnecting the battery, or letting it run down to the point that the clock resets on starting, that the TPS recharacterization procedure is required.
1. Turn on ignition...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-04-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4,933
Views: 1,830,377
Posted By cpallen
I think I camped at that spot in 1975!

I think I camped at that spot in 1975!
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7,624
Views: 1,217,656
Posted By cpallen
Welcome aboard. FWIW, I don't experience any...

Welcome aboard. FWIW, I don't experience any surging or stalling with mine at all. It's all stock and I usually run 89 octane in mine, going with 91 when mid grade isn't available. There are some...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 117,009
Posted By cpallen
http://www.suburban-machinery.com/bmw_f800gt.htm

http://www.suburban-machinery.com/bmw_f800gt.htm
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7,624
Views: 1,217,656
Posted By cpallen
I had my doubts at first, but the kimpex heaters...

I had my doubts at first, but the kimpex heaters are rated at 3A and the controllers are rated at 5A and use pulse width modulation so it should work.
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7,624
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Posted By cpallen
You could add a current limiting resistor to...

You could add a current limiting resistor to control the temp on that side.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-16-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 2,680
Views: 321,232
Posted By cpallen
Snow meters, really? How cool is that?

Snow meters, really? How cool is that?
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 164,011
Posted By cpallen
Isn't that what's been happening here?

Isn't that what's been happening here?
Forum: Battle scooters 12-04-2014, 06:21 PM
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Posted By cpallen
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7,624
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Posted By cpallen
Reshaped Seat

Looks great Cruz! Thanks for posting.
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,173
Posted By cpallen
I might cut my seat down some (via the method of...

I might cut my seat down some (via the method of this thread) after I do the shock. I would image the sag is around 3", but it's the behavior when the shock is unloading/unloaded that causes the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,173
Posted By cpallen
Hi, I'm about your height and inseam and I rode...

Hi, I'm about your height and inseam and I rode my X Challenge all summer with the air shock and it didn't kill me. I was also looking for a X Country but found the X Ch at a good price and figured...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 164,011
Posted By cpallen
Small fuel tank worries.....

Lowes (Home Improvement Store) carries some really yummy 92 Octane, ethanol-free lawn mower gas they sell in 32 oz cans. I bought a couple for about $5 a piece to carry on my dirt bike, but they...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7,624
Views: 1,217,656
Posted By cpallen
This might help...... ...

This might help......
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=943295
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 117,009
Posted By cpallen
I also have the side cases but rarely use them...

I also have the side cases but rarely use them (in lieu of the top box). There is nothing wrong with the BMW panniers - in fact, I really like the shelf in the bottom, they are solidly mounted, and I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7,624
Views: 1,217,656
Posted By cpallen
The pump, pressure gauge and hose should be...

The pump, pressure gauge and hose should be stored in recesses in the seat pan.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7,624
Views: 1,217,656
Posted By cpallen
Just buy the damn thing

r1d3rg652gs - sort it all out after you have ridden for a bit. You might find that it kicks ass just the way it is.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7,624
Views: 1,217,656
Posted By cpallen
The picture is of the ABS sensor ring and cable....

The picture is of the ABS sensor ring and cable. There is another one on the back wheel. As a sub function of the abs subsystem, TCS would use this signal compared to the one off the back wheel to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7,624
Views: 1,217,656
Posted By cpallen
Couple of corrections: 1. ABS was an option on...

Couple of corrections:
1. ABS was an option on the X-Ch, but there is no traction control
2. There are two rebound damping position - soft and hard. I imagine you could equate that to the amount...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7,624
Views: 1,217,656
Posted By cpallen
Thanks Snooker I'm sorry to put you through all...

Thanks Snooker I'm sorry to put you through all that, I'm at work and not really giving my replies all the diligence necessary. I totally understand what you are saying and I was not aware that...
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