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Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 11:47 AM
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Posted By mattomoto
Ha ha, there ya go. Your on your way! :freaky

Ha ha, there ya go. Your on your way! :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 04:45 PM
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Posted By mattomoto
You bet. Here is some other photos I had on file....

You bet. Here is some other photos I had on file.

http://mattomoto.smugmug.com/Other/F650-Dakar/i-CQnHWVQ/0/L/IMG_20131017_114246_094-L.jpg
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Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4,854
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Posted By mattomoto
Sounds cool. Snap a pic if you can. Thanks.

Sounds cool. Snap a pic if you can. Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15,357
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Posted By mattomoto
I hope so! Both Elite Women and Men race on...

I hope so! Both Elite Women and Men race on Saturday, so Sunday we are pretty free other than packing stuff up for the drive/ferry back to Belgium.
Ya, accommodations are not cheap! I think there...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15,357
Views: 1,787,706
Posted By mattomoto
Yes, it was an Ermax screen. I'm currently away...

Yes, it was an Ermax screen. I'm currently away from my bike for a month. Yes, sad, I know... :cry. Let me see if I have some pics on file somewhere.

I need my bike down here in France...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15,357
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Posted By mattomoto
So the screen I used is the same that is in your...

So the screen I used is the same that is in your pictures of your bike :evil. I had one on mine, but unfortunately, I had removed it for some work and it fell off the bench and broke the right lower...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 385,722
Posted By mattomoto
Nice looking bike! I have only had a 1100gs and...

Nice looking bike! I have only had a 1100gs and don't think I need to try the 1150 or 1200. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 676,219
Posted By mattomoto
I can tell ya I don't have the sealed bearings in...

I can tell ya I don't have the sealed bearings in mine (I was one of the original Yammie conversions way back when) and just have stock Yamaha bearings I bought in a Yammie shop in mine. I have...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 676,219
Posted By mattomoto
Wayne's awesome site has what you seek :D ...

Wayne's awesome site has what you seek :D

http://www.f650gs.crossroadz.com.au/Modifications/Forks/ForkNotesYZ.pdf
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 385,722
Posted By mattomoto
Congrats! Pretty much the same story as me...

Congrats! Pretty much the same story as me although I did not sell my small Beemer Dakar 650. Will always keep that bike :evil The big GS is it's big more road going brother.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 11:32 AM
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Posted By mattomoto
Right on Thomas!!!! :freaky Good to hear you...

Right on Thomas!!!! :freaky Good to hear you are on the mend. Have fun wrenching too!
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 11:29 AM
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Posted By mattomoto
:super:thumbup

:super:thumbup
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15,357
Views: 1,787,706
Posted By mattomoto
Haha, nice. I for a few years wanted to get a...

Haha, nice. I for a few years wanted to get a KTM 640/690, but after mod'ing the Dakar to its current form, realized it would be heavy, but really no reliability issues to speak of unlike a KTM. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15,357
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Posted By mattomoto
Bingo! Just do a Yammie/Honda/WP fork conversion...

Bingo! Just do a Yammie/Honda/WP fork conversion and you will be much happier and probably safer :D
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15,357
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Posted By mattomoto
Hey, that top bike looks familiar... :D Yep,...

Hey, that top bike looks familiar... :D Yep, mine in a former life...

I like the look of the KTM front. Look forward to seeing it complete with side panels. Good work. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15,357
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Posted By mattomoto
I have always been happy with the JT sprockets. ...

I have always been happy with the JT sprockets. Wear well for long life. I also use a DID Gold chain with good results. I'll be the first to admit my chain maintenance is not the greatest on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 385,722
Posted By mattomoto
Yep, oil theads somewhere else? :rofl OK,...

Yep, oil theads somewhere else? :rofl

OK, some old oilhead on a somewhat fun road in some hills...
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15,357
Views: 1,787,706
Posted By mattomoto
Same here. No need for fancy pants lines if you...

Same here. No need for fancy pants lines if you don't what to spend the money on it. By all means do if you have the dough for a blingy line. They look nice, but the cut and add hose line works...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 01:55 PM
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Views: 385,722
Posted By mattomoto
Another early morning ride in the hills to see...

Another early morning ride in the hills to see the sunrise. Was raining down low but nice up high :D
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 12:14 PM
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Views: 920,679
Posted By mattomoto
Little dawn ride in the hills near me this...

Little dawn ride in the hills near me this morning.

http://mattomoto.smugmug.com/SmugPreview/BMW-1100-GS/i-Mz6MBXX/0/L/IMG_20140607_070350_937_1-L.jpg
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Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 07:56 PM
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Posted By mattomoto
Nice shots! That one there is near where I live...

Nice shots! That one there is near where I live and my favorite place to take pics of my bikes over the years. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15,357
Views: 1,787,706
Posted By mattomoto
Yep, same here. Seems most electical problems I...

Yep, same here. Seems most electical problems I have had have been due to a dieing battery or loose connections. I go straight to the battery if I suspect anything now.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 385,722
Posted By mattomoto
Snuck a dawn ride in and watched to run rise over...

Snuck a dawn ride in and watched to run rise over my right shoulder this morning before I had to head to the airport. Quick 1.5 hours but involved lots of twisty's to get there and back home :evil ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 385,722
Posted By mattomoto
Nice bike rrittner! What rack are you using with...

Nice bike rrittner! What rack are you using with the Wolfman panniers? Love the silver bike color too.
cheers!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-16-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2,003
Views: 102,228
Posted By mattomoto
Yo Geek- was your van out at Antelope trailhead...

Yo Geek- was your van out at Antelope trailhead today? Think it was yours. Yes, I stalk Sprinter forums since I built out a couple for our mtb team now in Europe :evil

Trails were great today....
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15,357
Views: 1,787,706
Posted By mattomoto
I second what Thomas said. That came to mind...

I second what Thomas said. That came to mind when I saw this too. Do it vertical inside the right-hand side of the skid. Small tool roll might fit in it?
Nice welds by the way :clap
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 11:31 AM
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Posted By mattomoto
Dust is a concern also. I am thinking a very...

Dust is a concern also. I am thinking a very easy solution is a lower shield below the filter and attaches to the old battery box tray where my fuses are currently. Could have some split door...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15,357
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Posted By mattomoto
I know what you mean, but it is so dry here where...

I know what you mean, but it is so dry here where I live, I am not too concerned about it at the moment. I was thinking a splash shield underneath might be in order. We'll see. :freaky


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Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15,357
Views: 1,787,706
Posted By mattomoto
That's no good. At least I got some life out of...

That's no good. At least I got some life out of mine. Trying to figure it a LiFePO4 battery should replace it or just another AMG type.
Any thoughts?
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15,357
Views: 1,787,706
Posted By mattomoto
Airbox delete

I have been contemplating this for a while, and finally got a round to doing it. Decided a while ago to get rid of the stock airbox in favor of a good foam filter on top of the throttle intake....
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15,357
Views: 1,787,706
Posted By mattomoto
Dammit Thomas! I hate to hear this. Stay strong...

Dammit Thomas! I hate to hear this. Stay strong and persevere. I hope it is the containable type also. Let us know.
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 15,357
Views: 1,787,706
Posted By mattomoto
Dam dude, I hope for speedy recovery for you.

Dam dude, I hope for speedy recovery for you.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-06-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,664
Posted By mattomoto
Sorry to hear the negative. I have had nothing...

Sorry to hear the negative. I have had nothing but good experiences there (no I do not work there). I don't even own a Kawi- Hondas, Triumphs, Husky and now 2 BMW's. I have bought parts for all of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-06-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2,003
Views: 102,228
Posted By mattomoto
That's awesome! Did Spuds McKenzie come with the...

That's awesome! Did Spuds McKenzie come with the beer can looking side car? Sweet! :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15,357
Views: 1,787,706
Posted By mattomoto
Hit me up if you come around the end of...

Hit me up if you come around the end of June/first of July. I'm home for a bit then before I start traveling again- ha, back through your hood up to Canada. Wish it was on my moto, but will have my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15,357
Views: 1,787,706
Posted By mattomoto
Quick 2 hours up in the hills to check the snow...

Quick 2 hours up in the hills to check the snow levels. Feels like summer down here, but up there... well, it was nice and warm with spring thaw happening. Probably wont be until July when I can ride...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15,357
Views: 1,787,706
Posted By mattomoto
They are stupid money for those and maybe you...

They are stupid money for those and maybe you could make some with some hunks of rubber. Good thing is they last quite a long time. My bike is a '01 and I finally replaced the original ones about 2...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15,357
Views: 1,787,706
Posted By mattomoto
Snows melting up high!!!! Off to check it out :D...

Snows melting up high!!!! Off to check it out :D Pics later if I don't get stuck in a snow bank :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15,357
Views: 1,787,706
Posted By mattomoto
Dam, all these years I have been running them and...

Dam, all these years I have been running them and now I find out they are not compatible??? :rofl
Not true... Heck I even run them tubless :wink:
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15,357
Views: 1,787,706
Posted By mattomoto
Most likely! :sweeti :rofl

Most likely! :sweeti :rofl
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