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Forum: Equipment Today, 12:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,908
Posted By Don Coyote
Could you clarify what you are talking about...

Could you clarify what you are talking about here? I haven't heard of anything recommended for spot treatment waterproofing yet.

I'd also be interested in hearing more on the new design....
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 09:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,908
Posted By Don Coyote
Well, i've been wearing my Atlantis 4 daily for 2...

Well, i've been wearing my Atlantis 4 daily for 2 or 3 years and just wipe it off occasionally when it becomes covered in winter road crap. I am looking for a treatment kit so i can wash it in...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 06:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,908
Posted By Don Coyote
Yes you are, very much mistaken. There is a...

Yes you are, very much mistaken. There is a treatment that is supposed to be put in the machine if you need to wash it. After three washes, BMW recommends sending it back to the vaterland for...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
Posted By Don Coyote
Rotella T6 5w40. Put it in last winter to deal...

Rotella T6 5w40. Put it in last winter to deal with the polar vortex, it was the only motorcycle approved oil i could find that went lower than 10w. Coldest ride was about -10*F. I was thinking i...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-21-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3,525
Views: 186,206
Posted By Don Coyote
Have you considered "Central ADV Rally"...? ...

Have you considered "Central ADV Rally"...?

I might trek over to K4, although the forecast doesn't call for any unicorns or rainbows on the way there...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
Posted By Don Coyote
In case it helps, here's a pic of the snap-in...

In case it helps, here's a pic of the snap-in parts i took out of mine and how they are aligned on the screw:
http://i.imgur.com/topK18P.jpg
Now i am convinced i need to find a new camera that can...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
Posted By Don Coyote
Didn't take any pictures when i had it apart, but...

Didn't take any pictures when i had it apart, but the screws are purely adjusters. They snap into the plastic at the bushings and adjusting nuts to keep them anchored. I had no idea what was broken...
Forum: Vendors 12-19-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,659
Posted By Don Coyote
Of course you can, just like i can wait until...

Of course you can, just like i can wait until your business has grown so successful that you are gobbling up the pretenders like Touratech and then can sue your ass off for stealing my genius...
Forum: Vendors 12-18-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,659
Posted By Don Coyote
Very angry about my father. What, is this RATEL...

Very angry about my father. What, is this RATEL psychotherapy now?

Actually it felt like the first time i tried on a size 'tall' shirt. After so long with my posture jammed up and knees riding the...
Forum: Vendors 12-18-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,659
Posted By Don Coyote
It may be a bit of lipstick on a pig, but here's...

It may be a bit of lipstick on a pig, but here's some shiny new pieces of footpeg bracket art on my well-weathered Dakar...http://i.imgur.com/AV0dyD0.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/5cod9gz.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
Posted By Don Coyote
Well, heat exchange would have a different set of...

Well, heat exchange would have a different set of equations than turning a generator with a turbine, but if you can relay the complexities of what they were discussing there with the shaping of the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
Posted By Don Coyote
Interesting discussion on aerodynamics there....

Interesting discussion on aerodynamics there. Does anyone recall if roadrider18 ended up reporting feedback from his engineer friends?
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
Posted By Don Coyote
I don't see much compromise- the Daystar 83s have...

I don't see much compromise- the Daystar 83s have a lesser profile and are not more expensive, so if available should be the ones to go for.

There is a question of whether the difference in size...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
Posted By Don Coyote
Can someone tell me what this is? ...

Can someone tell me what this is?
http://i.imgur.com/oroavdk.jpg?1
Sorry, couldn't get the camera to focus on it. It is behind the left front turn signal. When i tried to trace the ends it didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
Posted By Don Coyote
Ok, here are the Daystar 83s in...

Ok, here are the Daystar 83s in place:http://i.imgur.com/KKDkq96.jpg?1
The inner diameter on these is 40mm and i think our stantions are 41mm, but they slide fine. I'd say a perfect fit as most...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
Posted By Don Coyote
Gs are all singles, but they did at least change...

Gs are all singles, but they did at least change the oil return line and something that was in the way there (vr?). They coaxed 3 extra horsepower out of it somehow (was that the EFI?).

Also, did...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
Posted By Don Coyote
I ran them on mine for a couple years. At one...

I ran them on mine for a couple years. At one point i even decided to make the wiring mod that made them flash on the side i intended to turn toward. I think i used Lojack's instructions from this...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
Posted By Don Coyote
Have you tried yet? With the oil dipstick out,...

Have you tried yet? With the oil dipstick out, you should be able to 'work' the inner panel off by itself.
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
Posted By Don Coyote
I'll back up Gravel Seekers endorsement of the...

I'll back up Gravel Seekers endorsement of the T63s, especially what he says about the rigid sidewalls. I was wondering why the studs i had put in the front had suddenly become all squirrelly. I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
Posted By Don Coyote
Peruse the repair page at WayneC1's Website...

Peruse the repair page at WayneC1's Website (http://www.f650gs.crossroadz.com.au/Repairs.html). All of the things that have commonly been reported to go wrong and the prevention/fixes for them...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
Posted By Don Coyote
You sure about that site? All the pictures look...

You sure about that site? All the pictures look like they include the lower stock crash bars. The description doesn't sound like they know what they are talking about...:
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
Posted By Don Coyote
Might want to mention Gravel Seeker's trick with...

Might want to mention Gravel Seeker's trick with using the stock brace by simply unscrewing it to install the gaiters- brings the total price to under $20US.

Are others using the series 83 from...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
Posted By Don Coyote
Brothers, i feel so ashamed. How could i miss the...

Brothers, i feel so ashamed. How could i miss the signs? Non SS brake line, single color plastics, no spacers- we have a mundane GS in our midst!...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
Posted By Don Coyote
In your pictures you do not have the spacers...

In your pictures you do not have the spacers between the brace and the mounts. This must be to position the fender? Gravel Seeker has them so it does not seem to be a twin spark change. Are those...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
Posted By Don Coyote
I had new T63s put on yesterday and studded them...

I had new T63s put on yesterday and studded them with self-tapping studs last night. The knobs are pretty soft and, up front especially, the studs twisted and distorted the blocks. One slipped...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,241
Posted By Don Coyote
Makes you think, why do people buy so many...

Makes you think, why do people buy so many Styrofoam cups? Once you have one, you should be able to pass it on to your children, and their children. After all, it's a kind of plastic...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
Posted By Don Coyote
<style type="text/css">p { margin-bottom: 0.08in;...

<style type="text/css">p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }a:link { }</style> Ok, the ones i found are Daystar Series 83 (https://www.denniskirk.com/daystar/series-83-fork-boots.p58642.prd/58642.sku). They...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
Posted By Don Coyote
Yeah that looks like the same brace, but my...

Yeah that looks like the same brace, but my gaiters have rubber down there that is thinner than a normal zip tie. I don't think i fit the whole bottom cup on, but it seemed like maybe a couple of cm,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
Posted By Don Coyote
I'll see about taking and posting some pics of...

I'll see about taking and posting some pics of mine when i have it back next week, but i am able to pull the rubber between the fork and the brace enough to hold it in place (although i don't...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
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: 144,732
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: 144,732
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: 144,732
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: 144,732
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: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
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: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
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: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
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: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
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: 16,143
Views: 1,939,875
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: 3,214
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...
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