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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15,945
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Posted By Don Coyote
Next time you have the forks out, slip on some...

Next time you have the forks out, slip on some accordion-style gaiters. Cleaner, cover more of the stanchion, and available for less than $20US.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 142,607
Posted By Don Coyote
Does anyone know about what portion of the tire's...

Does anyone know about what portion of the tire's circumference is in contact with the road at a given time? I see a lot about cross sections in searches, but what about the tire in the direction of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 142,607
Posted By Don Coyote
Yeah, that site is where i formed the opinion...

Yeah, that site is where i formed the opinion that pre-studded tires would not be economical. A set of those OR studded tires is upwards of $400, while a set of T63s and 200 self tapping studs should...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 142,607
Posted By Don Coyote
Gripstuds have minimum tread depth listings on...

Gripstuds have minimum tread depth listings on their website. For the one with 6.2mm threads (about equivalent to the Aerostich 4719 scooter stud) they say 5mm tread, or .2in. At .16in you would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 142,607
Posted By Don Coyote
It looks like without making about a 6+ year...

It looks like without making about a 6+ year investment, self tapping studs are my only reasonably priced option. Returning to the Aerostich site, i find some noteworthy text from Mr. Subjective to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15,945
Views: 1,894,698
Posted By Don Coyote
Ok, updated version: <table frame="VOID"...

Ok, updated version:

<table frame="VOID" cols="7" rules="NONE" border="0" cellspacing="0"> <colgroup><col width="105"><col width="135"><col width="45"><col width="43"><col width="38"><col...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 15,945
Views: 1,894,698
Posted By Don Coyote
I had the Explorer listed, but no info as it...

I had the Explorer listed, but no info as it wasn't at any of the sites i combed, will have it in the next version...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15,945
Views: 1,894,698
Posted By Don Coyote
What i could use is comparisons of wear between...

What i could use is comparisons of wear between multiple models from a source that used them under similar conditions. YMMV, but with relative comparisons i'd add a column where durability could be...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15,945
Views: 1,894,698
Posted By Don Coyote
I have been scouting tires and at Wayne's behest...

I have been scouting tires and at Wayne's behest compiled my data into a report. Let's see how the formatting comes through from a spreadsheet:
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15,945
Views: 1,894,698
Posted By Don Coyote
Does anything at Crossroadz...

Does anything at Crossroadz (http://www.f650gs.crossroadz.com.au/ElectricalMods.html) help? In case you didn't know, BMW uses brown to indicate ground (earth).
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,808
Posted By Don Coyote
Have you looked at tire composition for this? I...

Have you looked at tire composition for this? I would think that low mileage tires would be of a softer compound and better for winter. Maybe even some too soft to be approved for motorcycles by the...
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,808
Posted By Don Coyote
How much dry/wet pavement do you ride on with...

How much dry/wet pavement do you ride on with your studs? I was looking at the 606/mt21 combo, but with that many studs and the knobs it doesn't look like there is much rubber to help when there...
Forum: Vendors 11-14-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,689
Posted By Don Coyote
I see a Foster's commercial shaping up...

I see a Foster's commercial shaping up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 142,607
Posted By Don Coyote
Not having much luck finding a gun. How common is...

Not having much luck finding a gun. How common is it for places to sell motorcycle tires studded for the street? My web search only found one place in Colorado with a bunch of prestudded tires, but...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,808
Posted By Don Coyote
Where did you find a new gun for under $200? I...

Where did you find a new gun for under $200? I see one from a recognizable brand for almost $400. Other than that things get really expensive except for something from china under $100 that might be...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-13-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By Don Coyote
Not even if one came within 10 miles of where i...

Not even if one came within 10 miles of where i live.
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15,945
Views: 1,894,698
Posted By Don Coyote
I think brake problems are similar to suspension...

I think brake problems are similar to suspension problems. Folks around here 'need' to upgrade the rear brake like people 'need' to upgrade the forks. People tend come to these forums because they...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-12-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By Don Coyote
Well, this is for regular commuting into the...

Well, this is for regular commuting into the city. Everything i've read says sheet metal screws are terrible for bare pavement, sort of like Papalobster's experience. The Aerostich or other...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15,945
Views: 1,894,698
Posted By Don Coyote
If you find corrosion in the master don't be...

If you find corrosion in the master don't be confident that the rebuild will fix that for long. The design is very poor at protecting the piston. I have not gone a full year without needing a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15,945
Views: 1,894,698
Posted By Don Coyote
The brakes drag slightly under normal condition...

The brakes drag slightly under normal condition so if something was hung up they could have been dragging hard enough to overheat even though you weren't using them. However, when mine were hanging...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15,945
Views: 1,894,698
Posted By Don Coyote
The theory that gets the traction in garages and...

The theory that gets the traction in garages and on forums is that the ABS holds so little fluid that if the rest of the system is fresh, the old fluid in the ABS won't be a problem. Also, replacing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 142,607
Posted By Don Coyote
That all goes along with what i've been reading...

That all goes along with what i've been reading except for having more studs in the front than back. Is that something you've picked up since turning to the dark side? I would think more rubber in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-10-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By Don Coyote
I've poured over a few threads with riders who...

I've poured over a few threads with riders who have been doing this for years, so i think i have the basics down, just not how to actually do it.

I think some automobile tires come molded for...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-10-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By Don Coyote
Carbide studs were made illegal because 4000lb+...

Carbide studs were made illegal because 4000lb+ vehicles riding on dry pavement in the same two lines were causing enormous damage to the roads. A 600lb vehicle that uses the rest of the lane and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 142,607
Posted By Don Coyote
Thanks, that shows a few things but still not...

Thanks, that shows a few things but still not much general info. I see some guns made for special studs, but are there standardized studs that work in most the others?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 142,607
Posted By Don Coyote
Time to spike some tires. My commute this year...

Time to spike some tires. My commute this year includes 10 miles of rural roads so i am ready to commit to a tire change and might as well do studs while at it. I'm driving myself nuts deciding what...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-07-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By Don Coyote
Wisconsin Studs

No, this isn't about those paradigms of masculinity in the Walker administration, i need some little metal bits put in my tires. Are there any shops that will install studs around south central...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15,945
Views: 1,894,698
Posted By Don Coyote
What i don't understand is how much fuel does the...

What i don't understand is how much fuel does the tank hold that cannot be pumped out? Since sag of the pump is what causes the power wire to break loose, the pump is obviously not resting on the...
Forum: The Garage 11-05-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 294,617
Posted By Don Coyote
The AGM i have heard good feedback on for the...

The AGM i have heard good feedback on for the 650GS is the Deka ETX-15L or any of the rebrands of it. Others reported solid performance so that is what i bought last year. I think it was around 80...
Forum: The Garage 11-05-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 294,617
Posted By Don Coyote
Rock bottom price there, but the length is about...

Rock bottom price there, but the length is about a half inch more than stock. You can jam a little extra width wise into an '05 650, but i don't think it will take any extra length without modding...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15,945
Views: 1,894,698
Posted By Don Coyote
Damn, Haakon has been a source of inspiration...

Damn, Haakon has been a source of inspiration since i got my Dakar.


I've also been participating in Dysco's thread since my first winter back in '08. I'm going back to reread it again, but have...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15,945
Views: 1,894,698
Posted By Don Coyote
If you want accurate numbers, i'd suggest getting...

If you want accurate numbers, i'd suggest getting pump receipts and tracking mileage. That's a pretty direct and accurate measure of your own bike. 56 sounds like a reasonable average for on-road...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15,945
Views: 1,894,698
Posted By Don Coyote
For handling i'm concerned about studded knobs on...

For handling i'm concerned about studded knobs on pavement.
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15,945
Views: 1,894,698
Posted By Don Coyote
While your at it, could you add in some sort of...

While your at it, could you add in some sort of topography calculator? It is really important how much of that 'walking' will actually be paddling. Come to think of it, it would be handy to have some...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15,945
Views: 1,894,698
Posted By Don Coyote
Aha, a topic on something i am well versed in,...

Aha, a topic on something i am well versed in, running out of gas.

I've run the tank 'dry' almost 10 times. I've never had less than 40 miles after the light so consider that a safety mark. A few...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15,945
Views: 1,894,698
Posted By Don Coyote
Wait, wait, I'm not getting roped into one of...

Wait, wait, I'm not getting roped into one of Wayne's homework assignments... um can Aquatic fab up a list at work, err...?

I was going to put something together, although comments on handling was...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15,945
Views: 1,894,698
Posted By Don Coyote
Does anyone keep some sort of list of most of the...

Does anyone keep some sort of list of most of the tires that fit the stock Dakar setup, or know of a Web site with an engine that would let you pull one up?
Forum: The Garage 11-02-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 294,617
Posted By Don Coyote
As cy says it is only an issue if your battery is...

As cy says it is only an issue if your battery is undersized, but assuming you still want to work with what the PO left you, the question is are you going to only park the bike in the cold where you...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 26,132
Posted By Don Coyote
I thought over-engineered just meant paying...

I thought over-engineered just meant paying someone to design something that is only useful to a smaller market than if they hadn't been involved in the first place.
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15,945
Views: 1,894,698
Posted By Don Coyote
Is the idle actuator a physical, accessible thing...

Is the idle actuator a physical, accessible thing or is it a program/tucked away in the 'inner workings'?
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