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Forum: The Garage 04-22-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By D'Artagnan
This is the third Tourance I've had on the bike,...

This is the third Tourance I've had on the bike, and the first two never felt like this, so I don't think it's because it's a new tire (but I won't rule it out completely.

Swingarm is put back...
Forum: The Garage 04-21-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By D'Artagnan
Question Defective Tire?

I recently changed out the back tire on my 2005 650GS (thumper version) with a new Metzler Tourance. While at it, I removed the swing arm, re-greased the suspension bearing, changed both sprockets,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-16-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,472
Posted By D'Artagnan
I augmented the brake light on my F650GS...

I augmented the brake light on my F650GS (thumper) with a Whelen LIN4. About the only thing I have seen that is brighter is the LINZ6 and their latest modular LED, the ION. 6 killer bright LEDs in...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-10-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,668
Posted By D'Artagnan
AS long as he does not mind my snoring and...

AS long as he does not mind my snoring and flatulence problem...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-10-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,668
Posted By D'Artagnan
I haven't been able to attend this since the...

I haven't been able to attend this since the first one.

Count me in. Is it too early to ask for a single cabin?
Forum: Face plant 06-27-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,167
Posted By D'Artagnan
Ardys Kellerman

Ardys Kellerman, Million+ Mile Rider was killed in an accident in Leeds Alabama this week.

RIP to an amazing lady.

...The crash happened at 3:22 p.m. at U.S. 78 and Rex Lake Road. Authorities...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,526
Posted By D'Artagnan
Her tail is just looking for a dhance to get...

Her tail is just looking for a dhance to get caught in the chain/rear tire.
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 32,431
Posted By D'Artagnan
Forgive me if I am mis-reading this. Are you...

Forgive me if I am mis-reading this. Are you talking about cutting the cigarette lighter adapter off of the charging cable, then wiring the cable straight to the 12v fuse block on your motorcycle? ...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 32,431
Posted By D'Artagnan
A lot of USB chargers use only Pin 1 and 4, this...

A lot of USB chargers use only Pin 1 and 4, this is where the 5 volts for charging sits. Apple also puts resistors across the data lines (pins 2 and 3) in the charger. Different resistor values put...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,342
Posted By D'Artagnan
I emailed Kennedy and after a brief email...

I emailed Kennedy and after a brief email conversation, he said he could not help me. He could combine and prioritize all the audio from my various devices (radio, GPS, MP3) into my helmet speakers,...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,342
Posted By D'Artagnan
Went over to a friend's house tonight to look at...

Went over to a friend's house tonight to look at his Yaesu FTM-10R. It's a 45 watt mobile with bluetooth capability courtesy of the optional BU-1 card that fitrs into the radio. It pairs directly...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,342
Posted By D'Artagnan
When I first read your reply, my first, second,...

When I first read your reply, my first, second, and even third thought was to blow it off. But the more I think about it, this starts to make sense.

There is tons of stuff out there aimed at...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,342
Posted By D'Artagnan
Helo, Thanks for the reply, but as with Dan's...

Helo,
Thanks for the reply, but as with Dan's radio, the FT-50R is an HT (handheld). The mic connector and PTT circuitry is not compatible. The FTM-350 I have uses an RJ-11 connection.
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,342
Posted By D'Artagnan
Dan, I have looked at the SR10, and the yaesu...

Dan,
I have looked at the SR10, and the yaesu connector they have is for the ~5w HT units. The FTM-350 uses an RJ-11 connector for the connection. Although my experience is admittedly limited, I...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,342
Posted By D'Artagnan
Yeasu Ham Radio - Headset integration

Who would have thought connecting a helmet headset to a Ham Radio would be such a pain. I am not talking about the HT models. I have a mobile Yaesu FTM-350AR I use for volunteer work. We have...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-12-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By D'Artagnan
Thanks, I'll check it out.

Thanks,

I'll check it out.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-11-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By D'Artagnan
She likes Gruene. Had not thought about that.

She likes Gruene. Had not thought about that.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-11-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By D'Artagnan
Seeking the perfect THC B&B

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My special lady is stressed and needs a break. I want to give her a nice weekend to relax....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,364
Posted By D'Artagnan
You should be fine. My last fly-n-ride a stuffed...

You should be fine. My last fly-n-ride a stuffed my tankbag with my gps, cord, iphone, charger, a rig-runner, and wiring to get power from the battery. Lots of gadgets and wires in there. Plus my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 31,144
Views: 7,548,817
Posted By D'Artagnan
High Maintenance

High Maintenance
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 15,601
Posted By D'Artagnan
By saddle the rider. Ultimately he is responsible...

By saddle the rider. Ultimately he is responsible for running the red light. Unfortunately he delegated some of that responsibility to a road guard.
My prayers top his family and the SUV driver
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,384
Posted By D'Artagnan
I believe we refer to such an incident around...

I believe we refer to such an incident around here as a "Muttpark".

No pictures? Never happened.

Glad your wife is OK.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,417
Posted By D'Artagnan
The contact patch on the rear car tire, and the...

The contact patch on the rear car tire, and the front motorcycle tire look about the same.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,831
Posted By D'Artagnan
Those looked more like muttparks.

Those looked more like muttparks.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,353
Posted By D'Artagnan
Maybe he was trying one of these, and locked the...

Maybe he was trying one of these, and locked the throttle open just a bit too wide...

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,353
Posted By D'Artagnan
There was a group of sportbikes on that...

There was a group of sportbikes on that particular freeway about the right time.

I would guess there was a bit of stunting going on. The rider got separated from his bike. The watch probably...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,249
Posted By D'Artagnan
I've seen several LEO's post in this thread. I...

I've seen several LEO's post in this thread. I am curious about your reaction to a blinking / strobing red light on the back. I have done the same thing on my bike, tied in to the brake light...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-26-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,034
Posted By D'Artagnan
These might be a little cheaper. Linky...

These might be a little cheaper.

Linky (http://www.byonics.com/microtrak/mtaio.php)

Does not do as much as the Kenwood unit, but much less expensive
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By D'Artagnan
Have not checked the battery terminals yet. I...

Have not checked the battery terminals yet. I had not really considered them. If the stalling had happened more randomly, that would have been high on the list, but it only happened when coming...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By D'Artagnan
It's been ridden daily for the past couple of...

It's been ridden daily for the past couple of weeks
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By D'Artagnan
Thanks JD. I don't give it any throttle when...

Thanks JD. I don't give it any throttle when starting, but the reset procedure is a new one to me.

Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By D'Artagnan
Thanks for reminding me about the year model, and...

Thanks for reminding me about the year model, and thanks for your input. I'll add that to the first post.

Mine is a 2005 model. I usually let the dash lights do their thing before starting. i...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By D'Artagnan
Question 650GS won't idle

I rode my 2005 BMW 650GS out to see a friend today. When it came time to leave, I rode about a mile down a dirt road back to the main road. As I pulled to a stop the engine died. I restarted, it...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-01-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 76,842
Posted By D'Artagnan
You're welcome anytime! I think my guest...

You're welcome anytime!

I think my guest room bed is a bit on the short side for someone 6' 8", but we'll figure something out.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-01-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 76,842
Posted By D'Artagnan
Hiya Bigdave :wave It was a great weekend....

Hiya Bigdave :wave

It was a great weekend. You guys did a great job, and I've got my calendar marked for next year.

Prayers and a speedy recovery for the injured riders.
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 523
Posted By D'Artagnan
Fork Springs on an F650GS

I just recently added an Ohlins shock to the back end of my F650GS, and now I need to replace the stock srings in the forks. I've decided on a pair of Race Tech springs. I used their spring rate...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2010, 03:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By D'Artagnan
If you can afford the 64G, get it. I bought mine...

If you can afford the 64G, get it. I bought mine for listening to music. Then I added some pictures, then some audio books. With 200k apps out there, there are bound to be some I like.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By D'Artagnan
Do you know the center to center of the Dakar...

Do you know the center to center of the Dakar shock?
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By D'Artagnan
You are right, giving the shock less travel does...

You are right, giving the shock less travel does not make the bike lower. However, a shorter shock and longer tension links will make a bike lower.

When the bike is lowered, there is less space...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2010, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By D'Artagnan
Thanks! Sounds like I may have a low bike after...

Thanks! Sounds like I may have a low bike after all. I'm surprised they actually used a shorter shock in the low bikes. It would make more sense, to me at least, to use the same shock, and put in...
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