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Forum: Parallel Universe 09-17-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By itsatdm
The first step is loosen the axle bolts and...

The first step is loosen the axle bolts and bottom fork tube bolts, stick the tire between your legs, grab the handlebars and give it a twist. Tighten and check it that solves it.

Since axle...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3,453
Views: 537,819
Posted By itsatdm
Myway, I need information NOW. Get up earlier....

Myway, I need information NOW. Get up earlier. Thanks for posting the picture.

At the rate replacements parts are disappearing, I will double my money when you need one.:deal
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-17-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By itsatdm
To my knowledge, the vertical twins never had a...

To my knowledge, the vertical twins never had a gps option, but the 1200's
do, so it could have come off one of those.

I believe it is BMW's version of the Zumo 660 and the mounts will fit a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3,453
Views: 537,819
Posted By itsatdm
That doesn't look a whole lot different than...

That doesn't look a whole lot different than mine:D. The problem I have, is my old memory swears the cam marks were always almost parallel with the top of the head. Maybe I have memory problem vs a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3,453
Views: 537,819
Posted By itsatdm
I think I have stretched the chain. It doesn't...

I think I have stretched the chain. It doesn't sit as deep in the sprocket as it should.
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2,910
Views: 551,774
Posted By itsatdm
Mixing tires is more than a remnant from the...

Mixing tires is more than a remnant from the past. The construction is different. Radials run the first 2 plies at 90 degrees from rim to rim. Modern radials usually run 2 more at an oblique angle,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3,453
Views: 537,819
Posted By itsatdm
Thanks, After I massaged it a dozen times,...

Thanks,

After I massaged it a dozen times, I got this.

http://itsatdm.smugmug.com/Other/Kxl650c/i-hskbVzC/0/S/klxcams2%20002-S.jpg
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-16-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,075
Posted By itsatdm
I think you are right. I have a 5mm shorter...

I think you are right. I have a 5mm shorter shock on my bike, which resulted in a 15mm lower seat. That is the result of where the shock is located versus the axle on the swing arm. Typically...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-16-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,075
Posted By itsatdm
not according to this article....

not according to this article. http://www.ridermagazine.com/manufacturer/bmw/2013-bmw-f-700-gs-ridden-rated.htm/
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By itsatdm
For the last 46 years, I have been using my...

For the last 46 years, I have been using my wife's hairspray. When wet, it acts as a lubricant, when it is dry it is like glue, just like a 1960's hairdo.

Don't tell my wife that. Heat from...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-16-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,893
Posted By itsatdm
Why is this so difficult?. The feds have given up...

Why is this so difficult?. The feds have given up CG hosting, turning them over to venders. The State does too, but not to extent of the Feds. The County has some, usually run with County employees....
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3,453
Views: 537,819
Posted By itsatdm
Fogo or any other knowledgeable cam timing...

Fogo or any other knowledgeable cam timing expert. What have I done.

In the process of putting my engine together again, I think I slipped a tooth on the lower cam chain.

At TDC the exhaust...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-15-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,893
Posted By itsatdm
Are you sure of that?. It is open year round,...

Are you sure of that?. It is open year round, though they close portions due to minimal crowds. Last year the pools were closed for repair, but I thought the CG was open.

The Stanislaus forest is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By itsatdm
No, actually it was a little taller and I...

No, actually it was a little taller and I lengthened my sidestand an inch to account for it. At 195 I got 27% rider sag on the rear with no preload. Shorter spring or not, I shortened the spacer an...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By itsatdm
The oil in these kits only control rebound. There...

The oil in these kits only control rebound. There is little to no oil compression. The only control is some spring poppet valves. You are relying almost entirely on the spring to provide adequate...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By itsatdm
The forks are the same through 2012. I think the...

The forks are the same through 2012. I think the shocks are the same for all years unless they have ESC.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,075
Posted By itsatdm
I didn't know the F650gs had Factory low...

I didn't know the F650gs had Factory low suspension. Touratech makes one for it, that I think is better. The Factory low suspension on F700gs only lowers the rear if what I read is correct.

I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By itsatdm
I have run the Hyperpros, then the Bitubos and...

I have run the Hyperpros, then the Bitubos and finally the Ohlins. The last 2 are straight wound springs.

The Hyperpros is much better than stock BUT They are variable rate that covers a wide...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-14-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By itsatdm
I have become convinced the ECU on the F800 is...

I have become convinced the ECU on the F800 is pretty sophisticated. Smart enough that it eventually recognizes the difference a temp spoofer makes in open loop compared to oxygen sensor readings it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-13-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By itsatdm
I have been on Hells Half acre many times, but...

I have been on Hells Half acre many times, but not lately. Sierra Paciific owns a lot of the property between the Stanislaus river and Beardsley reservoir. They will be logging up there, so be aware....
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-13-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By itsatdm
The issue with the F800gs throttle is going from...

The issue with the F800gs throttle is going from a very lean warm idle to a richer fuel mixture at about 2,200 rpm. The engine spools pretty fast so difficult to control. If the suspension was better...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,703
Posted By itsatdm
Making a big deal out of a little thing. Rodney...

Making a big deal out of a little thing. Rodney King was a black man who got beat up by cops and set off the LA riots. He could forgive them, why can't you?
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,703
Posted By itsatdm
Testing is good. The 700 has a 19" tire and a...

Testing is good. The 700 has a 19" tire and a slighter taller rear tire. The frames are the same. It does result in less trail 93mm vs 117mm. I don't hear any one complaining about it. Boy do I love...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,981
Posted By itsatdm
That is an excellent price in Ca. I paid $11,600...

That is an excellent price in Ca. I paid $11,600 out the door in 9/2008 and I don't have ABS. Where is this bike?, I want to "look" at it.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,703
Posted By itsatdm
What a tempest in tea pot. To quote Rodney King...

What a tempest in tea pot. To quote Rodney King "can't we just get along"":rofl
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,703
Posted By itsatdm
What are looking for range or mileage? I just...

What are looking for range or mileage? I just finished up a 1,000 mile ride with a buddy on a non adventure 2012 1200gs. I was on my non adventure F800gs. I consistently got 20% better mileage. The...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,451
Posted By itsatdm
I think it is BS. A valve check on my TDM took 5...

I think it is BS. A valve check on my TDM took 5 hours and included removing the radiator.

I don't care what type of bike it is, it seems like there is always a part, nut or bolt that is almost...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,492
Posted By itsatdm
Vertical twins are not the bike for you. I...

Vertical twins are not the bike for you. I mentioned the high frequency vibes in a previous post. The engines are inherently unbalanced. Manufactures deal with it in various ways. Heavier flywheels...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3,294
Views: 919,839
Posted By itsatdm
Part of the steering issue is increasing the size...

Part of the steering issue is increasing the size (height) of the front tire. On my bike it was close to 3/4" radius. That changes bike geometry by increasing trail.

I dealt with it with my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By itsatdm
I think a lot people recommend a smaller lighter...

I think a lot people recommend a smaller lighter bike because the assumption is the new owner is going to do some dirt.

Steet and dirt are different skill sets. Riding a big bike vs a...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3,294
Views: 919,839
Posted By itsatdm
I limited my search to numeric tire sizes as I...

I limited my search to numeric tire sizes as I wanted to gain some ground clearance as well as a more aggressive tread. Numeric sizes are as tall as they are wide. IRC makes one with a more rounded...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3,294
Views: 919,839
Posted By itsatdm
I apologize if readers have seen this recently. I...

I apologize if readers have seen this recently. I ran a 4.10 tire on the front, it is quite a bit taller than stock. Not as wide as a 120/80 but taller. Metric to inch is 4.72 wide and 3.78...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By itsatdm
The original CD called for 1mm of slack in the...

The original CD called for 1mm of slack in the cable measured at the lever. That's not near enough to account for heat build up and expansion of the clutch plates that occurs when riding the bike.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By itsatdm
It could be worse. The Mechanics follow a script...

It could be worse. The Mechanics follow a script on what to do at each service. I have had them do "checks" on things, I did not want them to touch.

It hasn't done me any good, they are good...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,492
Posted By itsatdm
I have an ADV buddy putting together a DR 650...

I have an ADV buddy putting together a DR 650 that I think comes closer to the Holy Grail. 790cc, the suspension, seat and luggage is already done. I can't wait to ride it.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,492
Posted By itsatdm
Bike choices are full of compromises. Pick your...

Bike choices are full of compromises. Pick your poison. A F800gs is a better highway bike than a KLR and a better dirt bike than a Dl1000. Among the OP's choices, the F800 is the best compromise.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-09-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,492
Posted By itsatdm
I tend to agree with the last 2 post, just...

I tend to agree with the last 2 post, just reluctant to come out and say it, as I have never ridden a DL 1000. According to the road test the 2014 model is a big improvement over the previous...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-08-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,496
Posted By itsatdm
What's on the tire is good enough for me. I am...

What's on the tire is good enough for me. I am not too anal about it. 32-35 in front, 35psi for the rear.
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3,453
Views: 537,819
Posted By itsatdm
I read about your injury, that sounds pretty...

I read about your injury, that sounds pretty serious. I hope you get well soon. Keep the magazine and send me the bike:evil. That thing is gorgeous
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-08-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,492
Posted By itsatdm
Its adequate for fire roads. Some of the local...

Its adequate for fire roads. Some of the local one are fairly steep, but doable with a DL650 (just slower). If I was going to do some real dirt that required slower speeds in first gear, I would gear...
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