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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 738,247
Posted By acap650
When you pull the pads sand them to remove any...

When you pull the pads sand them to remove any glazing which may have occurred during your ride. I would also thoroughly clean the rotors with brake clean including the drilled holes and check for...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By acap650
The bike you sold, G650GS, is hard to beat for...

The bike you sold, G650GS, is hard to beat for your requirements. I know this is an airhead forum but there are other choices out there.
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 738,247
Posted By acap650
We should be thankful that Kaw made it easy to...

We should be thankful that Kaw made it easy to access the shims by sliding rocker arms to the side. AKAIK all other bikes with shimmed valves require cam removal to access the shims. Now I'm feeling...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 23,877
Posted By acap650
This is the second Ducati I've ever considered,...

This is the second Ducati I've ever considered, the first was the 750/900 SS from the 90s. I believe the Scrambler engine is a direct descendant of the SS and probably the last air cooled Ducati.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 738,247
Posted By acap650
Spokes are chrome plated steel. Maybe use chrome...

Spokes are chrome plated steel. Maybe use chrome cleaner on fine steel wool. If the plating is rusted through they won't stay clean for long. Permanent solution - upgrade to stainless spokes from...
Forum: The Garage 05-12-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By acap650
I used one once, never had a problem. Better...

I used one once, never had a problem. Better than a clip and probably just as good as a rivet.
Forum: The Garage 05-12-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,779
Posted By acap650
I've used one of these as well as the busted...

I've used one of these as well as the busted knuckle method but on the last three tube type tires I've done I just followed No-Mar tube method and it worked perfectly. Just install the tube stem and...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,143
Posted By acap650
Tiger 800 roadie is more like the competition for...

Tiger 800 roadie is more like the competition for the F700GS.
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 109,291
Views: 21,936,674
Posted By acap650
1. With the IMS tank enlarge the opening for the...

1. With the IMS tank enlarge the opening for the petcock and trim a bit from the top two head fins to clear the stock petcock.

2. Get a black tank, never fades or yellows and who doesn't like...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 298,425
Posted By acap650
Nothing wrong with damper rod forks if they are...

Nothing wrong with damper rod forks if they are set up right. Either Ricor Intiminators or Cogent DDCs would be an easy upgrade when they become available for the FZs. Maybe a couple hundred...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 298,425
Posted By acap650
In the near future if they want to sell them in...

In the near future if they want to sell them in Europe they will have to make ABS standard. It won't be long before all US bikes come with ABS just as all cars do now.
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2,116
Views: 447,439
Posted By acap650
Having owned two SVs the only exhaust I was happy...

Having owned two SVs the only exhaust I was happy with was the Staintune, pricey but with the Db insert sounds just right. Maybe someone could make an adapter to use one of the OEM sport cans from...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 109,291
Views: 21,936,674
Posted By acap650
If it was running rich and the idle is high maybe...

If it was running rich and the idle is high maybe the cold start circuit is stuck open, i.e. running on choke all the time.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,026
Posted By acap650
S100 + Zip Wax, Wash&Wax, etc.. I've used these...

S100 + Zip Wax, Wash&Wax, etc.. I've used these for years and feel the light coating of wax helps the dirt hose off easily in between major washes, which I keep to a minimum. Wax in the wash also...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,675
Posted By acap650
GS subframe and seat is longer out back so...

GS subframe and seat is longer out back so interference with wheel travel might not be an issue. GS rear fender shock cut-out might not clear ST shock, nothing that a little trimming would not fix.
...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,744
Posted By acap650
No Sparki, don't buy it, not worth it. But please...

No Sparki, don't buy it, not worth it. But please let me know where it is so I can verify. :evil
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,110
Posted By acap650
Sealants and shortcuts

On the cylinders with O-rings some use a (very) thin coating of sealant around the outer edge of the cylinder / block mating surfaces. If all surfaces are perfect it shouldn't be needed but it...
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,275
Posted By acap650
Scissor lift

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181617180109?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Simple mechanical lift. Price just increased by $12 but still a good value IMO.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-15-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,907
Posted By acap650
BMW procedure calls for more preload than normal...

BMW procedure calls for more preload than normal but maybe they do that to minimize coastdown head shake. My 2010 F650GS has a notched lower race with just 12K miles. When I bought the bike used...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-15-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,185
Posted By acap650
Torx

If you don't already have it, you will need this:

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1,749
Views: 467,240
Posted By acap650
"There's two kinds of riders, those who have...

"There's two kinds of riders, those who have crashed and those who will crash" is a COMPLETE MYTH. Maintain an attitude that you may never crash if you ride smart, but always dress as if you will...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By acap650
I'd look for used on BeemerBoneyard, RePsycycle,...

I'd look for used on BeemerBoneyard, RePsycycle, etc..
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 323,276
Posted By acap650
Yellow/Black Special

ETB, I'm not usually attracted to yellow (like insects) but that scheme is cool. I think you will find the V7 a decent bike to learn riding skills, the right kind and amount of power and fairly...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 298,425
Posted By acap650
Or a modern parallel twin version of the original...

Or a modern parallel twin version of the original SV650, best affordable naked sport bike of its time IMO. I had two of them and would have an FZ07 in its place but will wait for the adventure...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By acap650
Without the dash pod the Bonneville brackets will...

Without the dash pod the Bonneville brackets will no doubt work. You can even spread the parts that attach to the headlight bolts by careful bending (it's fairly soft aluminum).

One thing that...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-14-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By acap650
TKC80 has non-directional tread, looks the same...

TKC80 has non-directional tread, looks the same either way it's mounted. In fact, when the front tire becomes cupped I've known people to flip the tire to get more miles. Also, I don't think the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 109,291
Views: 21,936,674
Posted By acap650
I went with a black IMS (Acerbis not available at...

I went with a black IMS (Acerbis not available at the time). The finish is crude but it will never stain. Also has a second reserve, accessed like this:
...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By acap650
I assume you just have the plastic screen and no...

I assume you just have the plastic screen and no brackets that go from the screen to the headlight bolts. The Dart brackets will attach the screen to the headlight but it may need to be angled...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By acap650
I have a Dart Bonneville screen on my W650 and...

I have a Dart Bonneville screen on my W650 and had an R80ST with a modified National Cycle flyscreen as shown below.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 738,247
Posted By acap650
Agree on all points. I'm 165lb with gear and my...

Agree on all points. I'm 165lb with gear and my Hagons had 20kg springs to start. I sent them back and went down two levels to 16kg. These are correct for me but the non-adjustable damping is still...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 738,247
Posted By acap650
Also have Hagons, not much better than stock IMO,...

Also have Hagons, not much better than stock IMO, and gold valves with progressive springs (should have gone with straight wound).

My instability is a weave and I think is due to swingarm...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 738,247
Posted By acap650
TJ, well done as always. Unwrapping a factory...

TJ, well done as always. Unwrapping a factory harness to expose the can of worms inside takes more testicular fortitude than I can muster.

Glad you kept the front TS running light feature.

Too...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-11-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By acap650
As noted by others, stator, wheel bearings and...

As noted by others, stator, wheel bearings and steering bearings are weak spots. That aside, first thing I look at on a used bike is the chain, not because it's a major expense to replace but it says...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-11-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,313
Posted By acap650
I have these and they work well so far. ...

I have these and they work well so far.

http://store.candlepower.com/osraulhiouh7.html
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,384
Posted By acap650
If an SV650 is not your cup of tea, maybe a Honda...

If an SV650 is not your cup of tea, maybe a Honda Hawk GT, 88-90, sub 400 lb 650 V-Twin (not a screamer).
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,675
Posted By acap650
I found one using a WTB ad here. G/S or GS pan...

I found one using a WTB ad here. G/S or GS pan will work. The going price is probably $60-$80 USD. Still need sump pick-up and dipstick and that can be ordered new.
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,675
Posted By acap650
Skid plate is a good idea. You will gain 1.5 - 2...

Skid plate is a good idea. You will gain 1.5 - 2 in. of clearance with your suspension mods but you still have that deep ST oil pan. Some have changed to the shallower G/S pan but that requires a...
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 81,620
Posted By acap650
Sorry. Fixed. AFAIK prices are not allowed in...

Sorry. Fixed. AFAIK prices are not allowed in the title and why do we have to make exceptions for software that doesn't work correctly?
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 81,620
Posted By acap650
WTB Aftermarket side stand for R100R or GS

WTB Aftermarket side stand for R100R or GS

Helping a friend with an R100R. He's tried to contact TPot Carl unsuccessfully.

A GS or R stand that could be modified, TPot, Brown or similar.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 738,247
Posted By acap650
Chain Oilers

All chain oilers that I'm aware of have the same flaw - they drip oil on the chain near the rear sprocket. The drip nozzle is exposed and in the way when servicing / removing the rear wheel. A better...
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