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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,184
Posted By itsatdm
I still think the choke cable is a suspect,...

I still think the choke cable is a suspect, mainly because it was my problem. The plastic threaded insert cracked. They are a real pain to remove from the carb because the inability to get a wrench...
Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By itsatdm
There is nothing difficult with checking the...

There is nothing difficult with checking the clutch clearance, nor are they hard to adjust. The problem for 2009 bikes is the clearance given both in the BMW repair CD and instructions for mechanics...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,184
Posted By itsatdm
You might look at throttle cables to see if they...

You might look at throttle cables to see if they are too tight. Push pull type, adjustable at lever or carburetor. There should be a little slack.

I need full choke to start a cold bike...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,184
Posted By itsatdm
As many times you have taken the carb off or...

As many times you have taken the carb off or twisted it to access the bottom, you may have damaged the enricher valve cap.

When you pull on the "choke" you are uncovering a hole that allows gas...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,184
Posted By itsatdm
I have problems getting the carb boots securely...

I have problems getting the carb boots securely held in place with the clamps. It is like the boots are not quite long enough on my bike. Actually it is the result of the tire kicking the air box in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-24-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By itsatdm
I errantly ran a rear at 10psi and didn't spin...

I errantly ran a rear at 10psi and didn't spin the tire on the rim. OK it was in sand:lol3. By the time that happens you likely would have taco'd your rim on a rock and asked Woody to replace with an...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3,967
Views: 639,244
Posted By itsatdm
Stock jetting for the R and C models are...

Stock jetting for the R and C models are different (R model jetting is richer and uses the skinny needle). The R model has different cams (at least intake) and timing. More compression?

Re:...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-22-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By itsatdm
Race tech doesn't list prices anymore, because...

Race tech doesn't list prices anymore, because they have expanded the options offered. You will have to call them. To upgrade stock shock to include a gold valve used about $600+? Their bottom line...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By itsatdm
I thought they were sealed units. Race Tech can...

I thought they were sealed units. Race Tech can drill and put in a valve for nitrogen and change oil weight, but not that cheap.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By itsatdm
One leads to the other. If your dealer is telling...

One leads to the other. If your dealer is telling you the clutch has proper slack in the cable, but the clutch plates are worn, I would have to see it.

Worn plates gets thinner as they wear. As...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By itsatdm
http://www.gs911usa.com/What_does_it_do.html

http://www.gs911usa.com/What_does_it_do.html
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,184
Posted By itsatdm
I went to a 142 again, took the washers out and...

I went to a 142 again, took the washers out and got a better response with much better fuel mileage. I put the the lid on without the snorkel. It is a compromise. Without the lid gives a better top...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,230
Posted By itsatdm
The BMW 800gs's have had WP forks since 2013. You...

The BMW 800gs's have had WP forks since 2013. You need another dealer.

I doubt very much, that Honda will have its new bike out before September. Even if they were now in production, it takes time...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-18-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By itsatdm
You folks are not the first to discover...

You folks are not the first to discover this.http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=452452
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3,967
Views: 639,244
Posted By itsatdm
The C and R tanks are different from one another...

The C and R tanks are different from one another whether stock or Acerbis.

The Acerbis tanks are all one piece. Stock fuel tank covers are not interchangeable nor are 96c models with pre 95c...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3,967
Views: 639,244
Posted By itsatdm
Kevin, welcome that is a good looking bike. I...

Kevin, welcome that is a good looking bike. I haven't seen that tank either?:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3,967
Views: 639,244
Posted By itsatdm
Myway. Would it suffice to say it doesn't look...

Myway. Would it suffice to say it doesn't look like mine: Acerbis is a decal with no indentation for a plaque.
http://itsatdm.smugmug.com/Other/Kxl650c/i-WMnfQRC/0/M/klx650%20001-M.jpg

I did find...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3,967
Views: 639,244
Posted By itsatdm
Parts are becoming more difficult to find. The...

Parts are becoming more difficult to find. The 650 r and 650 c model are similar but different in many little ways. Fuel tanks are one of them.
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3,967
Views: 639,244
Posted By itsatdm
I don't think that tank is for a 650. The $375...

I don't think that tank is for a 650. The $375 was for a special run of 15, done several years ago.

The price isn't bad at all if selling, not buying.
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3,967
Views: 639,244
Posted By itsatdm
Your friends must own KLRs. The bikes weren't...

Your friends must own KLRs. The bikes weren't cheap when new. The Acerbis fuel tanks cost $375 the last time available. Sounds like it is well kept and low mileage. I think you got a deal.

...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-15-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 142,727
Posted By itsatdm
Here is a picture of my F800gs cross over line...

Here is a picture of my F800gs cross over line crash.

http://itsatdm.smugmug.com/Travel/Hells-Canyon/i-5QxZP2c/0/S/road%20to%20hells%20canyon%20142-S.jpg

Do you notice no front fender? Your...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-15-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 142,727
Posted By itsatdm
Demand an air cooled bike. That radiator and...

Demand an air cooled bike. That radiator and water pump aren't needed. Remove them. Take off a front disc, then that crossover line won't try to kill you. Don't add that aftermarket fuel tank, it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 973
Posted By itsatdm
If he gets to Columbia, he can call me and we...

If he gets to Columbia, he can call me and we will do lunch.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,450
Posted By itsatdm
Never mind, 4,108 and 120 are all closing this PM...

Never mind, 4,108 and 120 are all closing this PM in prep for the next storm.

Sounds like a joke, but it is true:deal
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,450
Posted By itsatdm
They are all open now.

They are all open now.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 973
Posted By itsatdm
Escalon is on 120, continue on to Manteca to...

Escalon is on 120, continue on to Manteca to 99/205.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 931
Views: 66,414
Posted By itsatdm
The road from Tuolumne City is called Buchanan...

The road from Tuolumne City is called Buchanan mine road, though some maps show the NFS designation (fs n104). Cottonwood road from Cherry late ties into it.

From Tuolumne City go the T in town...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By itsatdm
I have seen a lot vehicles in Mexico, including...

I have seen a lot vehicles in Mexico, including some rentals that I think stolen.

I don't know how to do it, but there must be away to alert Border Patrol.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-10-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By itsatdm
You can check Hwy info here...

You can check Hwy info here http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi
and park info here: http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/conditions.htm

Closure at Crane flat means the eastern side access...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-09-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By itsatdm
The BMW CD manual didn't give the proper free...

The BMW CD manual didn't give the proper free play when your bike came out. You are not the first to burn a clutch.

Either pull the sheathing on the clutch cable at the handlebar and see if you...
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By itsatdm
There are online calculators that make...

There are online calculators that make comparisons between tire sizes:https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc?tires=150-70r17-140-80r17

Then there are calculators for proper rim size for the tire...
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,531
Posted By itsatdm
I have changed all my motorcycle tires for the...

I have changed all my motorcycle tires for the last 40 years. I wanted to be able to do that in case my flat didn't occur in front of my dealers front door.

I have never balanced them and all...
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By itsatdm
Yes it does. look at any repair manual. It...

Yes it does. look at any repair manual. It will give the spring length and usually a spring length at which time you should replace them.

If the spring has shortened due to fatigue that...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-09-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By itsatdm
88 is shorter and takes you into Jackson, right...

88 is shorter and takes you into Jackson, right on 49. But at 8,600ft it is more likely to have some slick spots in early morning.

They got about a foot of snow on 4, 108 and 120. Check the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-09-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 973
Posted By itsatdm
If you elect to take that route, I know there is...

If you elect to take that route, I know there is gas in Springville, not that sure of other little burgs including Johnsondale. There is none on Sherman pass.

In case you haven't thought about it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-09-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By itsatdm
50,80,88 will be open if the others aren't yet....

50,80,88 will be open if the others aren't yet. Be aware that if open, they could still be icy in places, especially 88.

Over the passes, use 49 to 120 or 140. The western portion of 120 to Crane...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 973
Posted By itsatdm
Out of curiosity where is home? how far south do...

Out of curiosity where is home? how far south do you go? You guys are confusing me now. Where is J2? I haven't seen a proposed route that got you to Tehachapi.

If you take 49 to Angles, stop at...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-07-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,892
Posted By itsatdm
I think that would work. Use a flanged nut on the...

I think that would work. Use a flanged nut on the stem with a flat rubber washer or O ring under it should slow a tube puncture.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-07-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 973
Posted By itsatdm
The passes closed again today. Looks like a...

The passes closed again today. Looks like a decent storm. Check with Cal Trans for status: http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-07-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 973
Posted By itsatdm
Not the route I would choose. I would avoid...

Not the route I would choose. I would avoid Modesto, I did. There is no East/West corrider. All city streets, with a signal on every corner. I am a former resident and know the streets less traveled....
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