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Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16,121
Views: 1,928,786
Posted By E365
Hey! Yes, it's been great. Only put on a few...

Hey! Yes, it's been great. Only put on a few thousand miles since I rebuilt it (not enough time to ride) but it has been working flawlessly.

Thanks again for having that great website!
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16,121
Views: 1,928,786
Posted By E365
I was gonna say I'm pretty sure it's the old one....

I was gonna say I'm pretty sure it's the old one.

Here's mine that broke - an old style 2001. The gusset thing running upwards on the old forks is narrow and a constant width running upwards....
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 517,192
Posted By E365
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f23/vasa58/42C36...

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f23/vasa58/42C36A67-FFC5-401F-BF1D-2DD781A3ED6E-5477-0000057A10D08A0B_zps4233d0f8.jpg
Forum: Vendors 05-05-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 184,264
Posted By E365
It's definitely not cracked or loose. I've...

It's definitely not cracked or loose. I've thoughly adjusted and inspected the mechanism numerous times.

It did this from day one.

Looking at it closer it appears the ID of the visor's pivot...
Forum: Vendors 05-05-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 184,264
Posted By E365
I have this issue at 60MPH+. Anyone know a...

I have this issue at 60MPH+. Anyone know a solution? I played around with the visor adjustment (screws on the side) and I can get it to snap closed very solidly, so I don't think that's it. Then I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10,578
Views: 1,999,944
Posted By E365
Thanks for the thoughts guys. I'll go test ride...

Thanks for the thoughts guys. I'll go test ride one soon. I should also just consider having two bikes. Will need to do some rearranging in the garage :) My two concerns were space, and the question...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10,578
Views: 1,999,944
Posted By E365
Am I crazy for thinking I want to sell my 2001...

Am I crazy for thinking I want to sell my 2001 BMW F650GS for one of these? The CRF250L is 100lbs. lighter - I like small and light. The F650GS just feels so heavy at times. This still has fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,387
Posted By E365
Got it all decked out :D Cheap - was bent -...

Got it all decked out :D

Cheap - was bent - BMW Adventure top box. Took a few hours of tweaking to straighten out and make it useable. Lockable pop-up camper latch on the back. Mounted to a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 733,595
Posted By E365
Nice! Where can you buy loops like that?

Nice! Where can you buy loops like that?
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 66,139
Posted By E365
I had this issue AFTER taking the shield off...

I had this issue AFTER taking the shield off once. Try loosening the side/pivot screws, moving the shield around a bit, then retightening. After some fiddling I got mine to seal up and snap down...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By E365
I'm thinking one of the fuses is for precisely...

I'm thinking one of the fuses is for precisely all those things. When I got my F650GS I believe the same set of items didn't work, turns out the fuse was missing. I think the shop harvested it for...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,209
Posted By E365
Any Textile Pants with SECURE Knee Armor?

So I've been looking around at some textile pants and I'm not liking how the knee armor is so loose in some - for example my FirstGear Mesh Tex 2.0 pants. There's NO WAY that knee armor is gonna be...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,387
Posted By E365
I tested the heated grips at 20F (-7C), 30 MPH...

I tested the heated grips at 20F (-7C), 30 MPH wind and snow flurries a couple nights ago. :D I kept the grips on HIGH the whole time and could feel the heat coming through, but it still wasn't...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,387
Posted By E365
Thanks for the info Wayne! I'll have to test the...

Thanks for the info Wayne! I'll have to test the high vs. low settings and see what I think. I'm in a cold climate so I could see only using the high. I should be getting in a few night rides this...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,261
Posted By E365
^ Thanks for the tip! That's news to me. And...

^ Thanks for the tip! That's news to me. And sure enough, the silicone I used says it emits acedic acid as it cures. I'll keep an eye on it. I'm guessing any damage is done by now. Oh well :)
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,387
Posted By E365
The Crossroadz website diagram was a HUGE help in...

The Crossroadz website diagram was a HUGE help in rewiring the system. It was the only diagram I could find of the system. The resistance values of the grip heaters and low setting resistor were nice...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,261
Posted By E365
Got it fixed with the 100 OHM, 3 watt resistors -...

Got it fixed with the 100 OHM, 3 watt resistors - four of them. I set them in silicone so hopefully they won't vibrate loose next time.

Interestingly I found another of these lights for sale on...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,387
Posted By E365
Got it running and on the road. Having a blast...

Got it running and on the road. Having a blast riding it so far!

The fork swap was pretty straight forward. I installed new Timken head bearings as well as Maxima 10 wt. fork oil.

The sticky...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,261
Posted By E365
Well that's what I assumed. Just thought it was...

Well that's what I assumed. Just thought it was odd that one disappeared from a sealed unit. But who knows, maybe the previous owner found it, took it out and never did anything about it

There are...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,261
Posted By E365
Gizmo Mill LED Brake Owner? I Need Some Help.

So, my newly acquired F650GS had a rattling brake light so I took the lens off to see what the matter was. I find a flashing, Gizmo Mill LED tail light inside (yay) and two broken-off resistors...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,387
Posted By E365
I got the entire front end torn-down now. A big...

I got the entire front end torn-down now. A big part of that was coming up with a good tool to remove (but mostly to properly install/torque) the main head nut. I see the BMW one is now $100+ :(
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,387
Posted By E365
The bits. ...

The bits.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f23/vasa58/f650gs/gs6.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f23/vasa58/f650gs/gs7.jpg

Seeing this sight I thought the upper tubes had bent. Nope,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,387
Posted By E365
I have been thinking about that. I need to find...

I have been thinking about that. I need to find the time to dig through that massive thread - I haven't seen a good summary of what the buy.
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,387
Posted By E365
Project Save-An-F650GS: Another Failed Fork

Just bought a 2001 F650GS with a failed fork on eBay. I thought it would be a fun project to save it, so I'm going through the process now of getting it road-ready again. I just finsished the MSF...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 5,153
Views: 721,190
Posted By E365
I hope this isn't against the rules, but I'm...

I hope this isn't against the rules, but I'm looking for a stock Dakar fork if someone has one to get rid of.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828748
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 66,658
Posted By E365
I will probably make a thread documenting my...

I will probably make a thread documenting my rebuild, including lots of pictures. It will be interesting to see what shape it's in. My plan right now is to install a Dakar fork and shock to raise...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 66,658
Posted By E365
I just bought that eBay F650GS. Now the hunt for...

I just bought that eBay F650GS. Now the hunt for an updated fork!
Forum: Vendors 08-25-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 184,264
Posted By E365
Here's my newbie take on the FX-39. My head...

Here's my newbie take on the FX-39. My head measures 22.5" which is exactly in-between the Small and Medium. The Small felt pretty snug (a good snug) in the store and the medium maybe be a tad too...
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