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Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2010, 06:04 PM
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Posted By drivenbydiscovery
thanks for that. PM'd ya back! :D

thanks for that. PM'd ya back! :D
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
got a package in the mail today. :evil ...

got a package in the mail today. :evil

http://www.drivenxdiscovery.com/f650/img_9076.jpg

http://www.drivenxdiscovery.com/f650/img_9078.jpg

i'm happy. :D now i just wish it was a bit...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5,038
Views: 663,654
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
where are you located? i'm sure somebody would...

where are you located? i'm sure somebody would be willing to help you out :D
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 146,809
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
pictures of missing bike:

pictures of missing bike:
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5,038
Views: 663,654
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
looks like it's list time again! :lol3

looks like it's list time again! :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2009, 07:33 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 27,296
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
awesome pictures!!!! really takes me back to my...

awesome pictures!!!! really takes me back to my trip to the tip! :D
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2009, 11:48 AM
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Posted By drivenbydiscovery
btw, BOTH of the above ways are from the ABS...

btw, BOTH of the above ways are from the ABS block to the caliper.

if you go the BMW route, you will need a 31" line. the dirtbike route, a 37" line.

since the dirtbike route keeps the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5,038
Views: 663,654
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
here are the differences brakeline the way...

here are the differences

brakeline the way BMW runs it; hanging in the air behind the fork and straight down to the caliper (pictured below).
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2009, 10:52 AM
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Views: 663,654
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
banjo to banjo the length was 37" if you're doing...

banjo to banjo the length was 37" if you're doing the "dirtbike" routing, or 31" if it's the way BMW has it. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=10073412&postcount=543

the bottom banjo...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 48,953
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
just wait till Honduras ... :eek1 but...

just wait till Honduras ... :eek1

but nevermind about that. enjoy the ride ... i'm looking forward to your updates and pics! :D
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
that thing is awesome! how much was it going for...

that thing is awesome! how much was it going for when it was for sale? :ear
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
ok, i'm going to have it made to look like this...

ok, i'm going to have it made to look like this (grey and black, dirt be damned!! :D )
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
here's a nice F650GS with renazco seat: ...

here's a nice F650GS with renazco seat:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=293898
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
i wish i lived close enough to get fitted ......

i wish i lived close enough to get fitted ... must be nice!!!

i'm really looking forward to getting the seat. not that the touratech seat hasn't worked out for me, it's actually very...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
F650GS Dakar - time for a Renazco seat

after months and months on the waiting list, it's almost time for my seat to be built! :clap

here's what i know: it's going to be rallye style (so it'll be slimmer and taller, getting rid of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
+1 to that! whatever you do, do it sooner...

+1 to that!

whatever you do, do it sooner than later. i have, over the years, forced a lot of improvements onto my 650GS ... only to be constantly lusting after a KTM.

and now i feel we...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 38,109
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
man, take that bike to get fixed while it's still...

man, take that bike to get fixed while it's still cheap!!! seriously. just find a independent moto mechanic (NOT at a dealership!!) in Guatemala or Mexico and have them work on the bike. you'd be...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2009, 07:11 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 38,198
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
Australia is just so damn cool!!! ......

Australia is just so damn cool!!!

... thanks for bringing us along! :D
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 38,109
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
awesome trip! :clap screw the cops in...

awesome trip! :clap

screw the cops in Costa Rica. even if you're doing the speed limit, they'll say that the limit where they stopped you is 10 km less (than posted). bullshit! don't give em...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5,038
Views: 663,654
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
damn good timing. i've been rocking my Dakar...

damn good timing. i've been rocking my Dakar rear suspension for a couple of years now with the regular GS centerstand. the bike goes onto the centerstand REAL easy, yes. but if i don't find...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2009, 08:37 AM
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Posted By drivenbydiscovery
nice! i still remember when i swapped my...

nice!

i still remember when i swapped my rear suspension in the back of an EMS station. not the most precise work i've ever done, but it all held together pretty well so far! :rofl
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5,038
Views: 663,654
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
my bad. when i was tooling around on F650.com to...

my bad. when i was tooling around on F650.com to see if i could get another front Excel rim, i thought i remembered reading that the rim had to be drilled special.


so can they be purchased...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5,038
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Posted By drivenbydiscovery
yup, but i purchased mine from Touratech before i...

yup, but i purchased mine from Touratech before i knew any better. :bert

from what i understand, you need to buy an Excel blank rim and have it drilled to fit the BMW hub pattern. nobody sells...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 868
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
+1 good shop to work with (purchased my...

+1

good shop to work with (purchased my custom Galfer SS brake line + pads from them).
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,074
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
i had a similar experience with BMW roadside...

i had a similar experience with BMW roadside assistance in Manhattan a few year ago. long story short, after being told they had no trucks available to tow a bike, i rode to the dealer on a flat...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2009, 07:58 AM
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Posted By drivenbydiscovery
awesome to see everyones bikes coming along! :D ...

awesome to see everyones bikes coming along! :D

unfortunately for me, the day after i set my bike up, i had to (unexpectedly) fly out for business and just got back, so no playing with fork...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5,038
Views: 663,654
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
cool, thanks for the tip Brett. i didn't know...

cool, thanks for the tip Brett. i didn't know about that.
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2009, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5,038
Views: 663,654
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
the install

so you got Rads parts and are ready for the install. here are a few helpful tips that may make things go a little more smoothly.

step 1: inventory of parts. we've got the new axle with cap, new...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5,038
Views: 663,654
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
well, it's been a loooooong few weeks of...

well, it's been a loooooong few weeks of anticipation, but with parts in hand it all went together in just a couple of hours! :D :D :D

jim, thank you again for taking the time to get these parts...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5,038
Views: 663,654
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
yup, you're exactly right. i routed mine in...

yup, you're exactly right. i routed mine in front of the lower triple (pictured below), and while it works, it's just too much of an un-natural angle for the line. i'm going to change it tomorrow....
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5,038
Views: 663,654
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
here's how Rad ran his brakeline. i like the...

here's how Rad ran his brakeline. i like the idea and may change to this, because as rad mentions, when you run the brakeline dirtbike style it sticks out to the side during compression.
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5,038
Views: 663,654
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
JDLuke, i measured mine (regular GS) and it was...

JDLuke, i measured mine (regular GS) and it was 27" center of banjo to center of banjo.

i've just been doing some measurements and 28" definitely won't cut it. to be safe, i think you'll need...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5,038
Views: 663,654
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
rc, that's the stock Dakar line? wow, i thought...

rc, that's the stock Dakar line? wow, i thought it would be longer.

well, if you don't plan on shortening the forks, that line is too short. on full extension, you need over 28 inches. i...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2009, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5,038
Views: 663,654
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
quick question to the guys with a Dakar with ABS;...

quick question to the guys with a Dakar with ABS; how long is your lower brake line??

for a regular GS (with ABS) the brake line is 27", which is way TOO SHORT!! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2009, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5,038
Views: 663,654
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
sweeeeeet!!! :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap ...

sweeeeeet!!! :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap

now if only it would stop raining goddammit!!!! :cry
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 19,292
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
hey Dan, nice "monkey man" jacket!! :lol3 ...

hey Dan, nice "monkey man" jacket!! :lol3

and nice ride so far. try not to get too pissed when things don't go right ... after all, that's what makes it an adventure, right!

:D
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5,038
Views: 663,654
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
Rad, the fork lock components are probably the...

Rad, the fork lock components are probably the last piece of the puzzle for this conversion. when you get it figured out, please keep us in mind (i know i'll definitely be interested). :evil
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5,038
Views: 663,654
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
also a member here does custom rebuilds (snagged...

also a member here does custom rebuilds (snagged this from Jomamma):
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5,038
Views: 663,654
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
good to know ... i think i need to send mine back...

good to know ... i think i need to send mine back for a height increase!
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2009, 09:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,712
Posted By drivenbydiscovery
i took my trusty 12" apple powerbook on my ride...

i took my trusty 12" apple powerbook on my ride thru central america (see sig for link) :wink: that laptop has been through hell since i bought it back in 2004, and i fully expected the old lappy to...
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