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Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By cycleman2
I upgraded my /5 headlight with the more modern...

I upgraded my /5 headlight with the more modern H4 kit. That consisted of the lens, reflector and bulb. That is the easiest way to go if you can find the kit out there. It is just a plug and play...
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By cycleman2
You can take the kill switch out of the circuit. ...

You can take the kill switch out of the circuit. just need to have a wiring diagram and you can bypass it in the headlight. It is a matter of moving a wire in the wiring block in the headlight.
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,042
Posted By cycleman2
From the first post 2 guarts of oil, not enough,...

From the first post 2 guarts of oil, not enough, maybe that has something to do with what is going on.

If you have oil in the rocker covers and no strange noises then it is the switch or the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 43,293
Posted By cycleman2
Sorry that you had to postpone your trip but glad...

Sorry that you had to postpone your trip but glad to hear everything is working out. Beautiful country where you home is and keep working on that to do list.
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 96,445
Posted By cycleman2
As somebody posted, only BMW really knows the...

As somebody posted, only BMW really knows the answer. There are pros and cons to all 3, chains, belts or driveshaft.

The chain is the simplest and cheapest option to get power to the rear...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By cycleman2
Yes the cable is connected to the butterfly,...

Yes the cable is connected to the butterfly, which on a running engine with CV Carbs, as it opens/closed via the twist grip, causes the vacuum to change in the diaphram which in turn raises or lowers...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By cycleman2
In these Bing carbs there are 3 parts that make...

In these Bing carbs there are 3 parts that make the whole.

The idle circuit, controls first 15 % of the throttle, then the needle jet ( rod ) starts to enter the picture and from about 15 %...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By cycleman2
I'm not sure what vintage of bike/shocks you are...

I'm not sure what vintage of bike/shocks you are talking about but if you collapse the spring enough you will see a nut at the top of the shock rod. Hold the nut and then turn the upper shock mount...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-09-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By cycleman2
I agree, not enough difference to matter between...

I agree, not enough difference to matter between the US & Cdn price as it concerns the bike. Freight is going to be higher in Canada than US based on volume alone. Same happens with cars etc.

...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,572
Posted By cycleman2
Congrats on your choice, looks good.

Congrats on your choice, looks good.
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By cycleman2
My 2013 Vstorm 650 has similar compression...

My 2013 Vstorm 650 has similar compression numbers and runs fine on regular. That is what is recommended by the manufacturer.

You should be able to check on what the bike manufacturer...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By cycleman2
On most bikes you have to short out the wires to...

On most bikes you have to short out the wires to disable the switch. That way the computer thinks it is OK to start. On my 2000 BMW R1100r, I did this to short out the side stand switch and it...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By cycleman2
It is really hard to diagnose a problem via the...

It is really hard to diagnose a problem via the web or a site like this one. I would strongly suggest you try and find somebody local that is familiar with the air heads and in particular the early...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By cycleman2
Seeing as nobody has replied. I would...

Seeing as nobody has replied.

I would stay away with the shorting method if you have any kind of electronic ignition. It is not worth the risk. I would use a set of vacuum gauges design for...
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,572
Posted By cycleman2
I went from an 08 Heritage Softail to a 2013...

I went from an 08 Heritage Softail to a 2013 DL650 Adv. Have travelled 2up and loaded on both bikes. The 650 will still out accelerate the Softail in real world 6 speed riding. Much more...
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,508
Posted By cycleman2
I watched your video a couple of times. It...

I watched your video a couple of times. It appears to be electrical as it affects both cylinders. When you watch the vacuum gauges if it was fuel related affecting just one carb you would see a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,111
Posted By cycleman2
I'm with the over thinking crowd. As to...

I'm with the over thinking crowd.

As to the original post, what matters is that you have the bike under throttle ( not coasting ) through the turn. Read any good riding book or take a riding...
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By cycleman2
Match the piston to the cylinder, they had A B C...

Match the piston to the cylinder, they had A B C versions and they all took different size pistons and rings. If you have an A cylinder then it should have an A piston. Basically this just referred...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,320
Posted By cycleman2
If you are looking at BMW you should through a...

If you are looking at BMW you should through a GS1200 into the mix and another good candidate from Honda is an ST1300.

My wife and I travel 2 up on a 2013 DL650 Vstrom, but if you where doing a...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By cycleman2
On airheads when setting end play I've always...

On airheads when setting end play I've always just used my fingers to press them together and a .001 feeler gauge. That leaves just enough room for an oil film to develop between the parts.

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By cycleman2
Very low miles for any wear to have happened. If...

Very low miles for any wear to have happened. If bike has sat for a long time it may be that the clutch plates are sticking a bit.

Make sure the clutch is adjusted properly and slightly...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 22,330
Posted By cycleman2
The mountain in the middle is known as Chief...

The mountain in the middle is known as Chief Mountain.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,244
Posted By cycleman2
When I change the tires I put in new valve stems....

When I change the tires I put in new valve stems.

Yes if a valve stem goes bad and you have to break the bead on a tubeless tire I doubt that any of those little pumps will inflate the tire...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,953
Posted By cycleman2
I've been using the Anakee 3's and like them.

I've been using the Anakee 3's and like them.
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,425
Posted By cycleman2
After the Varadeo ( not sure of spelling )...

After the Varadeo ( not sure of spelling ) flopped in Canada but was a major success in other parts of the world, I can see Honda USA being a bit reluctant to take a chance on another adventure bike....
Forum: Beasts 06-28-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,656
Posted By cycleman2
Good choice. I just finished a 2500 mile trip...

Good choice. I just finished a 2500 mile trip with my 2013 DL650 adv with the 3 bags, 2 up. The bike was loaded and I stopped at a truck scale and weighed the bike with both of us and all our...
Forum: Beasts 06-28-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,571
Posted By cycleman2
I agree, that sounds about right.

I agree, that sounds about right.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,514
Posted By cycleman2
When out travelling on the bike I run into many...

When out travelling on the bike I run into many different bikes and bikers and have found that the biking community gets along well. Yes there are always going to be exceptions but they are in the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-13-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 126,561
Posted By cycleman2
A three wire stator in these bikes always puts...

A three wire stator in these bikes always puts out the max voltage it can all the time. This varies a bit from idle to a couple of thousand rpms as the speed of the rotor turning creates the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,254
Posted By cycleman2
Do a search on the web and you'll see that fuels...

Do a search on the web and you'll see that fuels are rated differently in Europe compared to US or Canada.
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3,766
Views: 686,775
Posted By cycleman2
Check this site out....

Check this site out. http://www.adventuretech.biz/index.html

I have a 2013 DL650 with the stock factory center stand and his sidestand foot fits with not problems, simple install. Doesn't...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,186
Posted By cycleman2
I'd go with the map case. I still find it...

I'd go with the map case. I still find it valuable.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-29-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 32,420
Posted By cycleman2
I've used these on my Harley with mixed results...

I've used these on my Harley with mixed results but it is really too bad that they can't get the fueling straightened out on these bikes. Last fall I picked up a 2013 DL650 and the fueling is spot...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,732
Posted By cycleman2
Alberta Canada, $ 5.40 a CDN gallon ( same as...

Alberta Canada, $ 5.40 a CDN gallon ( same as imperial ) for regular. In other parts of Canada it can run about $ 6.20 a gallon for regular.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,066
Posted By cycleman2
Dirt roads are much like asphalt, you don't have...

Dirt roads are much like asphalt, you don't have any real issues as long as they are dry. Conditions will indicate the speed you can travel. Gravel, if there is any amount of it is a different...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,149
Posted By cycleman2
Either the Carbtune or the Twin Max are both good...

Either the Carbtune or the Twin Max are both good units and the only disadvantage of the Twin Max is that it needs a battery and is limited to just two cylinders, so if you have other bikes than a...
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,360
Posted By cycleman2
First make sure you are talking about either the...

First make sure you are talking about either the old model or the new model DL650 as the DL1000 seat won't fit on the new model.

I have the same issue with knee pain and have gone to an...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 46,793
Posted By cycleman2
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Forum: Hacks 05-01-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,861
Posted By cycleman2
No, and it really should sell for that kind of...

No, and it really should sell for that kind of money no matter what the history as in the pics it looks like a decent rig.
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,316
Posted By cycleman2
I own a 2013 DL650. If the bike you buy has low...

I own a 2013 DL650. If the bike you buy has low miles then I'd leave the suspension alone until you had some time to adjust it to find out if it works for you. The DL650 is going to be heavier than...
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