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Forum: Parallel Universe 04-03-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Gangplank
Why would ya think that? Same bearings as F650GS...

Why would ya think that? Same bearings as F650GS single, same stem as F800?
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Gangplank
Yep. Little bit. Ha! But if the YZ fits or...

Yep. Little bit. Ha! But if the YZ fits or another bike that's an easy swap.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Gangplank
F700GS fork swap?

Anyone ever thought about doing a fork swap on the F700GS twin like the guys are doing to the F650GS singles?

It's a swap putting dirt bike forks on it from a donor bike like a YZ250 or similar. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-31-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 602
Views: 80,685
Posted By Gangplank
This. Take one donor fork leg & the bottom...

This.

Take one donor fork leg & the bottom damper unit to machine shop along w/ both BMW fork tubes. Ask them to make it so the bottom unit fits in the BMWs.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 602
Views: 80,685
Posted By Gangplank
Not sure what you are asking. The damper unit...

Not sure what you are asking. The damper unit that is machined into to fork leg bottom lug is not threaded into it. It is a smooth bore hole in the bottom lug. It is threaded into the internal fork...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 597,896
Posted By Gangplank
Reason I ask is mine are feeling a bit stiff...

Reason I ask is mine are feeling a bit stiff right now but I think I over tightened the lower triple bolts and had it binding. I loosened em up and put to spec. Hoping it loosens up with some riding....
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13,387
Views: 1,548,089
Posted By Gangplank
If you look at the pic I just posted you can see...

If you look at the pic I just posted you can see my solution. Highway Dirt Bikes hand guards w/ integrated LED turn signals. :thumbsup

It also has an option for mirrors integrated & they fold into...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13,387
Views: 1,548,089
Posted By Gangplank
Madstadt here and I like it. Their website is a...

Madstadt here and I like it. Their website is a bit confusing. You can get the base for the F650GS with any of the windshields they make you just have to email or call them.

I have it with the CR...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 597,896
Posted By Gangplank
I'm 180 lbs & using .49 springs. Others...

I'm 180 lbs & using .49 springs.

Others please chime in.


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Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 597,896
Posted By Gangplank
What spring rates are people running on the YZ...

What spring rates are people running on the YZ forks.??


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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-12-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,469
Posted By Gangplank
Cool ;-)

Cool ;-)
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 597,896
Posted By Gangplank
The valving is what each tuner does. It's his...

The valving is what each tuner does. It's his work product (aka magic) so you're not likely to get a lot of info floating around as to specifics.

I'm also not clear why you want progressive rate...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13,387
Views: 1,548,089
Posted By Gangplank
I agree. I got the CR Sport shield on my Madstadt...

I agree. I got the CR Sport shield on my Madstadt which I like better. They custom shortened it to 16"

I like it.


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Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 597,896
Posted By Gangplank
I dunno about that. I paid around $350 for all...

I dunno about that. I paid around $350 for all the work you described. My complete YZ250F front end was less than $500. I sold the complete F650 front end for more than the conversion cost me.

...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 597,896
Posted By Gangplank
About $300 for springs & re valving and the...

About $300 for springs & re valving and the shortening work. I had mine done at McCoy's off-road in Carson City. Ed McCoy knows his stuff.
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 597,896
Posted By Gangplank
I second that. Mine took some real hammering with...

I second that. Mine took some real hammering with a dead low hammer and a home made press and then some more pounding to get it seated completely. You can see the press I used in the thread over on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-02-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 602
Views: 80,685
Posted By Gangplank
Ok, wow this thread is still going. ;-) ...

Ok, wow this thread is still going. ;-)

The Marzocchi Shiver forks are a real cartridge. The BMW stock forks are not. They are a damper rod style in an USD fork cloak. They are crap. The Shiver...
Forum: Vendors 02-27-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,057
Posted By Gangplank
Laugh I'm interested in a fender support bracket. How...

I'm interested in a fender support bracket. How do I go about ordering?
Forum: Vendors 02-12-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,251
Posted By Gangplank
Ok. Been offline for a while. I'm not doing the...

Ok. Been offline for a while. I'm not doing the group buy any longer. Thanks
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 602
Views: 80,685
Posted By Gangplank
A few things... 1) How did he come to a .48...

A few things...

1) How did he come to a .48 conclusion? Does he have a spring dyno? If i recall my info on the spring rate came from Marzocchi USA.

2) Aprilia makes a stiffer spring for the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 597,896
Posted By Gangplank
That is NOT what my spacers look like. Mine is a...

That is NOT what my spacers look like. Mine is a 2001-03 front end. I have two different looking spacers one for ea. side.

Like this:...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 597,896
Posted By Gangplank
Did you try: 1) install, tighten, loosen,...

Did you try:

1) install, tighten, loosen, bounce front end a bit, retighten & check

2) do you have the spacers on the correct sides?
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 597,896
Posted By Gangplank
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/07/qada2ude.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/07/qada2ude.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13,387
Views: 1,548,089
Posted By Gangplank
I had a 2001 Dakar. sold it to get an 09 F800....

I had a 2001 Dakar. sold it to get an 09 F800. Fun bike. Swapped out the POS front forks for a set of Aprillia RXV 450 forks. Then it was a decent bike off road for a fat biotch. The stock seat was...
Forum: Vendors 12-24-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,251
Posted By Gangplank
Thanks, I will try and contact the Elka rep...

Thanks, I will try and contact the Elka rep than[/QUOTE]

Umm... What I meant the Terra is not a big seller and was discontinued. Elka doesn't make any shocks for the Husky but can develope one...
Forum: Vendors 12-24-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,251
Posted By Gangplank
Dave you have a PM. I've heard they...

Dave you have a PM.



I've heard they aren't a big seller and have been discontinued. If you know 10 guys that would buy them the Elka rep says they might make one for almost any bike.
Forum: Vendors 12-20-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,251
Posted By Gangplank
Not too late. I'll send you the info by PM. ...

Not too late. I'll send you the info by PM. :freaky
Forum: Vendors 12-19-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,251
Posted By Gangplank
Ho Ho Ho. Merry Christas and may your...

Ho Ho Ho.

Merry Christas and may your stocking be filled with Shock-ings. LOL!
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 597,896
Posted By Gangplank
Lol..!! 10 year old forks on a Sertao? It's...

Lol..!! 10 year old forks on a Sertao? It's replacing 20+ year old design w/ modern technology. ;-)
Forum: Vendors 12-16-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,251
Posted By Gangplank
Sent you the order info....

Sent you the order info....
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 597,896
Posted By Gangplank
For some reason I recall it being around page...

For some reason I recall it being around page 221-223? :?
Forum: Vendors 12-15-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,251
Posted By Gangplank
PM replied.

PM replied.
Forum: Vendors 12-11-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,251
Posted By Gangplank
McStark - you have a PM with the order details....

McStark - you have a PM with the order details. The riding here in the high desert is phenomenal. Right now it is a frozen wasteland and my bike is on the trickle charger for the winter. :freaky

...
Forum: Vendors 12-10-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,251
Posted By Gangplank
Hi all, I've been outta town. Ill check on...

Hi all,
I've been outta town. Ill check on shocks for the 1150 and Ural.

Can only ship to US addresses but you can have someone forward it for ya.
Forum: Vendors 12-08-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 13,251
Posted By Gangplank
Who's looking to upgrade for the new year?

Who's looking to upgrade for the new year?
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 597,896
Posted By Gangplank
The Allballs bearing kit I bought had an extra...

The Allballs bearing kit I bought had an extra dust deal in it. One was bigger & covered better than the smaller one.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 597,896
Posted By Gangplank
Yep. Followed the YZ shop manual specs on YZ...

Yep. Followed the YZ shop manual specs on YZ parts.
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 597,896
Posted By Gangplank
I sold mine as a set. Forks, triples, etc. most...

I sold mine as a set. Forks, triples, etc. most people buying it will want the forks and not the triple
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 597,896
Posted By Gangplank
What exactly are you trying to avoid with...

What exactly are you trying to avoid with drilling off the heads?
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 597,896
Posted By Gangplank
I used a hand held drill. Started with big drill...

I used a hand held drill. Started with big drill bits & stepped down as I went. Eventually the head just came off. No problem. Use new bits it helps.
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