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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 03:43 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 50,094
Posted By machinebuilder
Yes, I was sitting next to Megan (workerant) and...

Yes, I was sitting next to Megan (workerant) and across from Gabe (Mossy Creek).

I didn't catch who you are either.
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,080
Posted By machinebuilder
I've been doing this stuff for a long time. My...

I've been doing this stuff for a long time. My emphasis is machine controls but I work on almost any part of the machine. Mainly CNC mills and lathes but a lot of custom stuff to.

The P-AB center...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-22-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 50,094
Posted By machinebuilder
I'll have to make it now. It's been interesting...

I'll have to make it now. It's been interesting in your other thread.
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,080
Posted By machinebuilder
A 5/3 means 5 port 3 position. Ports A,B...

A 5/3 means 5 port 3 position.

Ports A,B hook to cylinder
port P, hook to Air supply
Ports E, exhaust (2x)

3 position
Position 1, P-A, B-E
Position 2 (center) A-E, B-E, P is blocked...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,080
Posted By machinebuilder
IMHO IF you understand the Aux M-codes and...

IMHO

IF you understand the Aux M-codes and how to wire a solenoid and 2 switches so they work, the cylinder is the easiest way to do it.

Use a 5 port valve (preferably a AB to P Center for a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3,269
Views: 204,419
Posted By machinebuilder
Calling Dragonester................it can't get...

Calling Dragonester................it can't get much closer:evil
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-16-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By machinebuilder
If I were to do anything, I would talk to one of...

If I were to do anything, I would talk to one of the suspension guy's like Ted porter or Konflict, and see if you get it sprung for your weight at the low end how much more weight you can add with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-14-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,245
Posted By machinebuilder
Their web site says call for pricing. I have...

Their web site says call for pricing.

I have a 2009 F800GS, I have not seen anything here about the 2013+ with the WP forks.

IMHO it is the best thing you can do for the bike (shock is 2nd). ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-10-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,245
Posted By machinebuilder
Read the suspension threads.................look...

Read the suspension threads.................look at Traxxion Dynamics (in Georgia)
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-03-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,739
Posted By machinebuilder
2009 F800gs with AK20's ("extreme" offroad setup)...

2009 F800gs with AK20's ("extreme" offroad setup)

I'm only up to 25000mi on mine, alot of those miles were on fairly rough back roads and a lot of rocks, but I haven't checked the bearings closely...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-02-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,199
Posted By machinebuilder
If I remember correctly I unbolted the chain...

If I remember correctly I unbolted the chain guide and got to the lower bolt easily.

I just checked the repair DVD and that's how BMW says to do it
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-01-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 904
Posted By machinebuilder
+1 AK20 except I didn't need it shipped down...

+1 AK20

except I didn't need it shipped down under:evil

When I was researching for my 2009, th options were a bit less but came down to

Bitubo.....they had some issues...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-31-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,199
Posted By machinebuilder
I hope not he's doing the REAR SHOCK:deal :lol3

I hope not he's doing the REAR SHOCK:deal :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-31-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,695
Posted By machinebuilder
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/31/98a3673...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/31/98a367389573dab9f850fd93555dc59c.jpg

This was as I was leaving home on a trip that ended up being 3533 miles. They do fine most of this trip was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-31-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,199
Posted By machinebuilder
It's the same as any shock. Remove the bolts,...

It's the same as any shock. Remove the bolts, remove the shock, install the new shock, install the bolts. Way over simplified I think it took maybe 45 min to install mine


Sent from my...
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,223
Posted By machinebuilder
ok it looks like you have a problem. From...

ok it looks like you have a problem.

From looking at a Husky parts Fiche a TR650 uses a 17x40x12 bearing.

according to bearing book this would be a 6203 deep groove ball bearing

the 17mm...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-29-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 163,311
Posted By machinebuilder
Which light pattern on the BD's? Do you have a...

Which light pattern on the BD's? Do you have a nighttime Pic to show the pattern (looking away from the bike)?

I have been considering the Wide cornering lights but would like to know how they...
Forum: Americas 12-28-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By machinebuilder
Look in the Rockies regional, there should be a...

Look in the Rockies regional, there should be a thread for every year.

I went in 2011 (the last year there was dirt). as far as where to stay, it doesn't matter just plan on waiting in line...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-28-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By machinebuilder
Its very dependant on elevation and shade. ...

Its very dependant on elevation and shade.

This was near rattlesnake gap 12/25 (about 4000')

http://machinebuilder.smugmug.com/Hobbies/motorcycling/i-J767Bm3/0/M/Skyway-M.jpg

All the lower...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-20-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By machinebuilder
Wore out:rofl:rofl:rofl ...

Wore out:rofl:rofl:rofl

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=688396


What is costing $4-6000 per year?:ear

I'm only riding about 5000mi per year but the repairs and maintenance...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-20-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By machinebuilder
If you're thinking Dieslboy (I think) he was at...

If you're thinking Dieslboy (I think) he was at about 135K Miles when he hit a deer on the PA turnpike
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-09-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,327
Posted By machinebuilder
I agree, some of the best money I have spent is...

I agree, some of the best money I have spent is the suspension upgrades on this bike. The forks first and then the shock, I think if you are only riding street you might get away with spring and oil...
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,200
Posted By machinebuilder
I just remembered the salesman I dealt with was...

I just remembered the salesman I dealt with was Lou Gehrig.......Not the ball player:evil The first person I talked to at the dealer was Ray Varner, I was out riding and thought I'd stop and see if...
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,200
Posted By machinebuilder
I don't remember. And I can't get to it. I...

I don't remember. And I can't get to it. I remember it being several thousand less than X Plan (supplier discount)

When I was shopping I ended up shopping for what I wanted more than price. I knew...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,200
Posted By machinebuilder
BS, When I bought my 2011 F150 on X Plan the cost...

BS, When I bought my 2011 F150 on X Plan the cost was under invoice.......

BUT it depends on the vehicle and what the current offering is.

According to the salesman I dealt with when you go in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-16-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 50,094
Posted By machinebuilder
I was going to go, then I ran out of paint for my...

I was going to go, then I ran out of paint for my kitchen.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-16-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3,269
Views: 204,419
Posted By machinebuilder
AKA Webbs Store (on the Hiwasee river)

AKA Webbs Store (on the Hiwasee river)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-15-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By machinebuilder
I ride the ones around Tellico year round, just...

I ride the ones around Tellico year round, just watch your elevation and the snow/ice and have fun. Bring your warmest gear, figure about 10 degrees per 1000'.
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,288
Posted By machinebuilder
Looking at your pictures, and understanding I...

Looking at your pictures, and understanding I really don't know much about this stuff.

The first picture looks like its sloped pretty good, I don't see any ditches to keep the water out of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-08-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
Posted By machinebuilder
I like them. I used them in New Mexico when...

I like them.

I used them in New Mexico when they were new, they worked well on the rock/loose gravel/sand.

around East TN they work well.

I have about 7500mi on the front and about 4000 on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By machinebuilder
Pick a good bearing mfg, go to their site. ...

Pick a good bearing mfg, go to their site.

SKF is pretty good, NSK, Nachi, FAG, etc all make good bearings, the suffixes vary between mfg's, if there is a question go to there site and look it up....
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-04-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By machinebuilder
Z means shield, not seal. Look carefully at the...

Z means shield, not seal. Look carefully at the gap next to the inner race.

IMHO get double sealed bearings not shielded
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,153
Posted By machinebuilder
http://machinebuilder.smugmug.com/photos/i-9P3LfgG...

http://machinebuilder.smugmug.com/photos/i-9P3LfgG/0/M/i-9P3LfgG-M.jpg

Sometimes you gotta wonder:huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,153
Posted By machinebuilder
Interesting place When TVA built Appalachia...

Interesting place
When TVA built Appalachia Dam and Power house, this was a concrete plant used to build the tunnel. It's on topo Maps as Mcfarland.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,865
Posted By machinebuilder
I average about 50mpg with my F800GS, had it up...

I average about 50mpg with my F800GS, had it up to 55mpg in CO
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By machinebuilder
Can't say much about the GSA. You have the newer...

Can't say much about the GSA. You have the newer forks, but on my '09 I think the forks made a bigger difference.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By machinebuilder
Look at Sun rims. Made and sold by Buchanan spoke...

Look at Sun rims. Made and sold by Buchanan spoke and rim (or something like that).

I bought 1 and had it laced to my stock hub for about $500.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-06-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,141
Posted By machinebuilder
Great to hear they're talking about next year. ...

Great to hear they're talking about next year.

I drove over Saturday and what was heard at many of the vendors was "we did better than expected".
And I know some businesses where checking it...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By machinebuilder
I don't think you want to use a log splitter...

I don't think you want to use a log splitter valve, Hydraulic valve seals are different than pneumatic valve seals.

Here is one sort of what you are asking for but it's a 3 position detented
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-04-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,774
Posted By machinebuilder
I got a good look at these today at overland expo...

I got a good look at these today at overland expo east. They look impressive and I will probably get a set in the future

The mount looks robust yet easy to use and take the bags off very...
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