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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Today, 11:30 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 14,865
Posted By tbarstow
Talking Rolling for San Felipe in the morning, crossing...

Rolling for San Felipe in the morning, crossing as Los Algodones. Big bike, 2up, so limited dirt.
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By tbarstow
I love my GearWrench Quadbox wrench. It has 8-10...

I love my GearWrench Quadbox wrench. It has 8-10 and 12-13 mm ratcheting box wrenches as one wrench.
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6,109
Views: 936,983
Posted By tbarstow
The fork legs each do different things. On does...

The fork legs each do different things. On does compression, the other does rebound.
Forum: Vendors 04-14-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,071
Posted By tbarstow
Can the ceramic Sachs clutch be riveted with your...

Can the ceramic Sachs clutch be riveted with your parts? I liked the feel of the TT clutch on my last GSA. To put one together for less than the multi-appendage price that TT asks for would be...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6,109
Views: 936,983
Posted By tbarstow
The stalling and hot no-start has been traced to...

The stalling and hot no-start has been traced to the compression release on the cam if my failing memory is correct.
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6,109
Views: 936,983
Posted By tbarstow
But depending on where the 3 additional pounds of...

But depending on where the 3 additional pounds of mass are located, it could affect the throttle response and fuel economy, as it does take power to get it moving and keep it moving.
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6,109
Views: 936,983
Posted By tbarstow
Google doesn't give much info on the stator...

Google doesn't give much info on the stator upgrade:

http://f650.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-24317.html?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=789784

Parts Fiche for XChallenge:...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8,575
Views: 1,220,501
Posted By tbarstow
You need to tell them that using the handcuffs...

You need to tell them that using the handcuffs will cost them triple your normal rate.
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8,575
Views: 1,220,501
Posted By tbarstow
Send them a photo of 10 back.

Send them a photo of 10 back.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-12-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 90,286
Posted By tbarstow
You're probably better off looking at the...

You're probably better off looking at the Stromtrooper site.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-11-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 90,286
Posted By tbarstow
But is it in good enough shape for somebody who...

But is it in good enough shape for somebody who lives where I can plate it?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By tbarstow
That is a fair price for a wheel (including brake...

That is a fair price for a wheel (including brake rotors), as a new one from BMW is $1365 USD (no rotors).
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6,109
Views: 936,983
Posted By tbarstow
Remus did a number of different things with these...

Remus did a number of different things with these exhausts trying to fix the blowout failures these are known for (they used the wrong grade to titanium is the problem). I have yet to see the same...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By tbarstow
Leaving the dead battery in the circuit is too...

Leaving the dead battery in the circuit is too big of a load for another similarly sized battery to over power.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6,109
Views: 936,983
Posted By tbarstow
You may damage the bearings trying to extract...

You may damage the bearings trying to extract them from the old cover.

A few $$$ now for replacing worn parts will be worth it, as it should keep you from having to do the job twice.
Forum: Americas 04-07-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By tbarstow
100F in Death Valley is just pleasant. Go up in...

100F in Death Valley is just pleasant. Go up in elevation during the day, enjoy the warm evenings in Furnace Creek.
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8,575
Views: 1,220,501
Posted By tbarstow
A quick shot with an iron makes your clothes look...

A quick shot with an iron makes your clothes look presentable.
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8,575
Views: 1,220,501
Posted By tbarstow
Ship your meeting clothes to your hotel. Ship...

Ship your meeting clothes to your hotel. Ship them home. Ride like a hooligan for 2000 miles.:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6,109
Views: 936,983
Posted By tbarstow
I found I like my X without the TT tank. It is...

I found I like my X without the TT tank. It is too wide and puts too much weight over the front wheel.

I modified a side panel tank for a KTM 450 and get about 200 miles out of this setup.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 30,728
Views: 2,796,968
Posted By tbarstow
You shouldn't be polluting the forest with that...

You shouldn't be polluting the forest with that swill!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By tbarstow
We are kinda SOL with our older bikes. The Rox...

We are kinda SOL with our older bikes. The Rox Risers are available, while the Wunderlich ones are not, or are ridiculously expensive.

I think you may want to revisit torquing them down better,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6,109
Views: 936,983
Posted By tbarstow
Take the tire off off the rim first. You can cut...

Take the tire off off the rim first. You can cut spokes with a bolt cutter under tension, you will not damage the hub.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-30-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 107,073
Posted By tbarstow
Define "moderate"? Go to Chloride Cliffs,...

Define "moderate"?

Go to Chloride Cliffs, then to Beatty for lunch and gas, the ride Titus. Hit Artists Drive in the afternoon to catch the better light.

If you don't mind a little sand, go to...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-30-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2,748
Views: 151,565
Posted By tbarstow
Home and unpacked. Now to start washing...

Home and unpacked.

Now to start washing the DV dust and sand out of everything!
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-26-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2,748
Views: 151,565
Posted By tbarstow
Make sure you are "signed in" to the site. It...

Make sure you are "signed in" to the site. It will have your name in the upper left hand corner if you are signed in.

Then click on "Event List" then "Death Valley Noob Rally 2014". There are a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8,668
Views: 557,701
Posted By tbarstow
I'm leaving early in the morning, as PSR is only...

I'm leaving early in the morning, as PSR is only a 3 hour ride on the highway from here. The winds should die down a bit by then.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-26-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2,748
Views: 151,565
Posted By tbarstow
No rain on this side. Just 40mph winds and a few...

No rain on this side. Just 40mph winds and a few ugly clouds.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-26-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2,748
Views: 151,565
Posted By tbarstow
Everyone is in transit right now, but we are...

Everyone is in transit right now, but we are full. You need to contact NSFW about joining, he's at the riding class in Pahrump today.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8,668
Views: 557,701
Posted By tbarstow
The real question is "what were you looking for...

The real question is "what were you looking for on CL that turned up Big Concrete Block?"
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-26-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2,748
Views: 151,565
Posted By tbarstow
YES they sell awesome beers there. PSR has 150...

YES they sell awesome beers there. PSR has 150 different bottles and probable a half dozen on tap. Be prepared to pay big bucks for it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8,668
Views: 557,701
Posted By tbarstow
Razr - you can use this to save your parking spot...

Razr - you can use this to save your parking spot for your van!
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-26-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2,748
Views: 151,565
Posted By tbarstow
How do you think they get the fish for sushi in...

How do you think they get the fish for sushi in Pahrump?
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5,647
Views: 1,103,280
Posted By tbarstow
That is the TT rear subframe and pannier racks.

That is the TT rear subframe and pannier racks.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6,109
Views: 936,983
Posted By tbarstow
Looks to be the aluminum subframe. You can beef...

Looks to be the aluminum subframe. You can beef it up and make it durable. The TT subframe is a pile of cash and works well. It does add a pile of weight to the rear of the bike as well. The...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-25-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2,748
Views: 151,565
Posted By tbarstow
I added tracks for my two rides. The ride site...

I added tracks for my two rides. The ride site doesn't list the tracks with the rides, so here's what you need:

Sandy With a Chance of Sand:
Darwin-Moderate.GPX Track 1
DV Pan 1.GPX ...
Forum: The Garage 03-24-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,072
Posted By tbarstow
Find a lathe before you hurt yourself with a...

Find a lathe before you hurt yourself with a drill press.

Or use a v-block and clamp the dowel into the v. Make a small drill bushing and clamp it into the v-block. Drill and repeat.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-24-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,748
Views: 151,565
Posted By tbarstow
Wow, going darkside with a truck tire on the rear...

Wow, going darkside with a truck tire on the rear and no seat.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By tbarstow
Check your tire pressure. You are going to...

Check your tire pressure.

You are going to appreciate having the knobbies in Death Valley this weekend.
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8,575
Views: 1,220,501
Posted By tbarstow
I think we are all forgetting that Aprilia...

I think we are all forgetting that Aprilia designs race bikes that get rebuilt every 1000km, not touring machines. I would bet that the response from their engineers to questions about "Why didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6,109
Views: 936,983
Posted By tbarstow
The OEM hubs are fine. I don't think anybody...

The OEM hubs are fine. I don't think anybody makes a hub that will fit this bike. Yet another great engineering decision by Jans and Franz.
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