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Forum: Thumpers Today, 01:07 AM
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Posted By Don Coyote
From what i recall, most oils in the Americas...

From what i recall, most oils in the Americas that call themselves "synthetic" are actually semi-synth, as opposed to Europe (+?) where the label has more exacting standards. Perhaps the oil you...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:18 PM
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Posted By Don Coyote
What is the policy at issue? I would hope they...

What is the policy at issue? I would hope they would be very understanding if there is a confusion with part numbers involved. They are my first look for parts and have been completely fair with me...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 07:32 PM
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Posted By Don Coyote
That link goes to a 404 for me (looks like the...

That link goes to a 404 for me (looks like the text and not the link was copied)...

Did you examine the needle bearings around the rod before looking to the cover hole? I haven't looked that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 02:44 AM
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Posted By Don Coyote
So you had the LFX14L5-BS12 and it struggled a...

So you had the LFX14L5-BS12 and it struggled a bit just below O*C, then switched to a LFX18...? (odd that Shorai doesn't even list another option for the F650GS, don't they want to sell more...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 02:31 AM
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Posted By Don Coyote
Sounds pretty close to what i am trying to say....

Sounds pretty close to what i am trying to say. Just stating an opinion that if it is a matter of people bitching about problems and others saying this stuff is awesome!, it sounds more confusing...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16,614
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Posted By Don Coyote
I was interested in putting a LiFePO4 in my Dakar...

I was interested in putting a LiFePO4 in my Dakar last time it needed a battery and would be interested in doing so whenever my current Deka dies. But after a lot of research i mostly found a lot of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 12:39 AM
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Posted By Don Coyote
For me, expecting the Dakar to start regularly in...

For me, expecting the Dakar to start regularly in sub-zero temperatures, it seems like a sure fail. I'm not trying to say that battery is a universally bad thing, just pointing out that it isn't part...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 06:07 PM
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Posted By Don Coyote
Does that make the sealed battery into a flooded...

Does that make the sealed battery into a flooded one, or does the water absorb into the gel/gas mat/whatever?
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 05:44 PM
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Posted By Don Coyote
Are you willing to divulge the model of Shorai...

Are you willing to divulge the model of Shorai you have? I only see the LFX14L5-BS12 listed for the F650GS at their site, which would come in with about 6aH actual. That is less than half as much as...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 05:02 PM
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Posted By Don Coyote
The mother thread on all motorcycle batteries:...

The mother thread on all motorcycle batteries: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=757934

Battery marketers usually want to hype the weight and minimize the cost difference over more...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 11:39 AM
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Posted By Don Coyote
Generally gel batteries are considered obsolete...

Generally gel batteries are considered obsolete for motorcycle use, but BMW installed a charger system in the early GS models more suitable to gels than to AGM, lifepo4, or flooded.

The most...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 26,752
Posted By Don Coyote
I wouldn't call them winter gloves- they are not...

I wouldn't call them winter gloves- they are not insulated like the Prowinters. Don't think i could run them without muffs and heated grips if it was below 45-50F. But the cuffs are a perfect combo...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 01:52 AM
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Posted By Don Coyote
Know a guy that runs a General Altimax Artic...

Know a guy that runs a General Altimax Artic 205/50-17 on his V-Strom, guessing that would fit the Dakar, at least as well as any darkside setup. However, unless you can painlessly swap your own...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 26,752
Posted By Don Coyote
That must be what happened to my Atlantis 2s. I...

That must be what happened to my Atlantis 2s. I bought them used and was never impressed by them. I wasn't sure if i just noticed it more recently but maybe i had wet hands and separated them myself...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 12:11 AM
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Views: 26,752
Posted By Don Coyote
Ok, did some searching and they were released as...

Ok, did some searching and they were released as part of the 2011 collection. I just never saw them because i watch eBay for Atlantis items and they only recently started showing in the US. Hard to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 11:17 AM
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Posted By Don Coyote
The important question is how far to the nearest...

The important question is how far to the nearest McDonalds? Everything else will follow from there...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 01:19 AM
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Posted By Don Coyote
That was my impression a decade ago, but i've...

That was my impression a decade ago, but i've hung out with some European 20-somethings attending our University here and watched election results over there and got the impression that the US's...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 26,752
Posted By Don Coyote
Not sure how to comment, but I had never heard of...

Not sure how to comment, but I had never heard of Atlantis 3s (http://www.amazon.com/BMW-Atlantis-3-Gloves/dp/B006HYGZBG) before the summer of 2014 and thought they were part of that year's new...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 12:29 AM
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Posted By Don Coyote
Was he speaking of Western Mongolia? Did the idea...

Was he speaking of Western Mongolia? Did the idea of bikes weighing 1/3 less being easier to handle (and avoiding crashes in the first place) come up in conversation? I haven't watched Long Way Down...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 26,752
Posted By Don Coyote
Are you sure you have Atlantis 3s? Your...

Are you sure you have Atlantis 3s? Your description sounds like my Atlantis2 gloves. The 3s don't feel like they have a liner to separate, and they've only been available less than a year so "Over...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 10:06 PM
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Posted By Don Coyote
[COLOR=White] Afraid the "free market" doesn't...

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Afraid the "free market" doesn't pay much attention to your concept of freedom.


Was Charlie pulling for 640s? I just remember he was pulling for KTM, but figured they were in the...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 26,752
Posted By Don Coyote
I mentioned this before, but the new wrist...

I mentioned this before, but the new wrist zippers are much needed. I'm now on the third repair of those for my 3pro which i wear in winter and always try to pull tight to seal over glove gauntlets....
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 26,752
Posted By Don Coyote
They are changing the shape of the back pad or...

They are changing the shape of the back pad or using new material?
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 08:27 PM
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Posted By Don Coyote
So add up the ebay difference in cost for those...

So add up the ebay difference in cost for those parts, then have someone in the industry quote the organizational expense of retooling the assembly process changes to do a new triple, sliders, and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16,614
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Posted By Don Coyote
Not sure how much more expensive WPs would be on...

Not sure how much more expensive WPs would be on their own, but all of the parts that would need to be different from the standard for them would surely add significantly to the sticker price...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 05:35 PM
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Posted By Don Coyote
So you would just as soon have a standard GS to...

So you would just as soon have a standard GS to off-road as a Dakar?

BMW is a company that has a long rep producing solid road bikes and has started to move some in the off-road direction with the...
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2015, 11:04 AM
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Posted By Don Coyote
C'mon, don't you want to be a real man like...

C'mon, don't you want to be a real man like Charlie and Ewan? (You do have a support crew to tote your bloated pig around tough obstacles, right?)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-23-2015, 01:35 PM
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Posted By Don Coyote
I'm just disappointed we didn't eat on the patio....

I'm just disappointed we didn't eat on the patio.

Thanks for sharing the appetizers, i think i owe some folks a round...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1,081
Views: 296,074
Posted By Don Coyote
Not interested in kegging, i like producing my...

Not interested in kegging, i like producing my own CO2 and don't want more equipment. Bottle conditioning is like an airhead- not top performance but satisfyingly simple once you have the technique...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16,614
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Posted By Don Coyote
Kubiak~ What is that thing on your back rim?...

Kubiak~
What is that thing on your back rim? I'm guessing it isn't a stock configuration back there...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,081
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Posted By Don Coyote
I'd say you've had enough...

Best to avoid in groups...

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Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 12:06 PM
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Posted By Don Coyote
Surprised you've had good results with homebrew....

Surprised you've had good results with homebrew. Do you force carbonate? Even for short commutes around the city i've found i need to put them in a backpack to avoid a yeasty off flavor. 30 minutes...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 10:58 AM
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Posted By Don Coyote
That's what it's all about

Te Hopo~
What about your beer selection? I've found carbonated beverages in glass bottles aren't the friendliest companions on bumpy trips. Then again i usually take bottle conditioned homebrew and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16,614
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Posted By Don Coyote
This thread...

This thread (http://f650.com/forum/showthread.php?26757-2006-BMW-650gs-needs-fork-seal-where-to-buy) has the part #s for BMW and NOK. Don't think i've heard of anyone using SKF seals yet. (The OEM...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 02:35 PM
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Posted By Don Coyote
Pretty sure the SKF would be almost the same as...

Pretty sure the SKF would be almost the same as OEM if you find the right dimensions. You need a dust seal on top. There are non-BMW ones that fit. I bought some Honda ones because of local...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,081
Views: 296,074
Posted By Don Coyote
So that's what they mean by "brewed the hard...

So that's what they mean by "brewed the hard way". Was the chicken force fed beechwood?
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 16,614
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Posted By Don Coyote
Not sure why you would tie that to BMW- seems...

Not sure why you would tie that to BMW- seems more associated with the 650gs being an entry level vehicle. The thing to me about BMW is that such a decision to save money is usually well calculated,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16,614
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Posted By Don Coyote
Are you having trouble in back with the "possum...

Are you having trouble in back with the "possum scraper" on or off?

I forgot to put mine back on after mounting tire studs and have since broke off the mounting point on the chain guard somehow. I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16,614
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Posted By Don Coyote
Yeah, it seems like most every non-Dakar or...

Yeah, it seems like most every non-Dakar or Sertao i've seen has the lower brace. So why is it not stock for the Dakar? Cost saving measure? aesthetics? Too flimsy? Clearance issues?

At less than...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16,614
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Posted By Don Coyote
I noticed the MaxBMW fiche has # 71 60 7 670 480...

I noticed the MaxBMW fiche has # 71 60 7 670 480 WHEEL TRIM, FRONT LOWER - F650GS listed for a 2006 Dakar. But it then says "only applies to:" 31 42 7 667 279 STABILIZER BAR WITH THREADS which is...
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