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Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16,300
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Posted By dwayne
I concur...I would never go stock again. Plus...

I concur...I would never go stock again. Plus good quality after market bars are much more bend resistant. I you ever reposition your foot pegs you will probably want to go to a different bend to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16,300
Views: 1,981,602
Posted By dwayne
I really can't compare my Ohlins to anything else...

I really can't compare my Ohlins to anything else (even stock) as it was on the bike when I bought it, but I can say that once it was refreshed (including the whizzy spherical rod end to replace the...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 964
Posted By dwayne
these connectors might work better.... ...

these connectors might work better....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Winch-Power-Cable-With-Quick-Connector-HD-2-awg-Cable-/221056974477...205'ed by forklift man!

Welding cable connectors might also...
Forum: The Garage 12-19-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,254
Posted By dwayne
I have personally seen steel air lines burst and...

I have personally seen steel air lines burst and throw shrapnel. It was old and rusty.
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16,300
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Posted By dwayne
Have someone watch you ride under full throttle. ...

Have someone watch you ride under full throttle. If there is black smoke then you are over fueling. Over fuel at the level you describe will not only produce black smoke, it will also produce the...
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,490
Posted By dwayne
Fixed :evil

Fixed :evil
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16,300
Views: 1,981,602
Posted By dwayne
BMW created all kinds of headaches when it...

BMW created all kinds of headaches when it designated the twins as F series, I can imagine that those headaches carried through to the aftermarket suppliers. I still get a little confused, but I am...
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,490
Posted By dwayne
Holy overbuilt. You see that dimention of steel...

Holy overbuilt. You see that dimention of steel at those centers on heavy equipment trailers.
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16,300
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Posted By dwayne
I think you need nearly 25mm just for a socket,...

I think you need nearly 25mm just for a socket, plus a little to allow alignment considering tolerances you will be pretty close to 50mm anyways.
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 52,773
Posted By dwayne
That rear axle looks a little beefier than stock,...

That rear axle looks a little beefier than stock, floating axle?
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16,300
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Posted By dwayne
Access to the drain plug without bash plate...

Access to the drain plug without bash plate removal
Forum: Americas 12-01-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,848
Posted By dwayne
I am sorry to hear about you camping trip. ...

I am sorry to hear about you camping trip. Pretty sure Canada is not going to consider that as a defence to a weapons charge, and I am pretty sure the laws won't change based on that story. Which...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 08:20 PM
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Posted By dwayne
Sorry, no. My suspension guy did the...

Sorry, no. My suspension guy did the replacement. Any shop capable of rebuilding an ohlins should be able to help
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16,300
Views: 1,981,602
Posted By dwayne
I have an OHLINs. The rubber bushing failed, I...

I have an OHLINs. The rubber bushing failed, I had it replaced with a spherical bearing. Is there something else in the OHLINS that fail?
Forum: The Garage 11-24-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,482
Posted By dwayne
What kind of condition are the cam bearings in? ...

What kind of condition are the cam bearings in? Unusual wear patterns on the lobes?
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16,300
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Posted By dwayne
I am confused. That looks like a USD front...

I am confused. That looks like a USD front end...don't most of them have hollow front axles?
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16,300
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Posted By dwayne
I have experienced the complete absence of a rear...

I have experienced the complete absence of a rear brake, unloaded. I was riding down a sustained STEEP forest lookout access road. As in use the front brake to turn the switch back = crash steep. ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 01:35 PM
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Posted By dwayne
load up for an adventure and the physics change.

load up for an adventure and the physics change.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16,300
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Posted By dwayne
I have had 3 distinct problems with my rear...

I have had 3 distinct problems with my rear brake. Overheating was one of them. If you ride a heavy bike down steep slopes you find off road, this type of hing will happen.
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,379
Posted By dwayne
Everything is stock. The only thing I did was...

Everything is stock. The only thing I did was run ATF for the "first few rides" (more like the first season) to see if there were any leaks, before springing for the gallon of good stuff. To be...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,379
Posted By dwayne
I have these forks on a BMW F650GS Dakar. I am...

I have these forks on a BMW F650GS Dakar. I am finding the info on springs in this old thread really helpful...I'm surprised I didn't find it earlier.

As far as parts are concerned I think...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16,300
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Posted By dwayne
Yep I was wrong...I will blame it on a teething...

Yep I was wrong...I will blame it on a teething toddler...I have frixed the original post to refect the 5060 for the the 50mm. In retrospect it is kinda obvious...ie 43xx for 43mm diameter, 50xx for...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16,300
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Posted By dwayne
Little tidbit on the KTM sourced WP 50mm extremes...

Little tidbit on the KTM sourced WP 50mm extremes (aka 4357 EDIT my screw up I think they are actually a 5060) they come with two different calliper mounts. The dirt bike ones and the 620 Adventure...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 10:18 PM
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Posted By dwayne
Be sure to read the reviews first, especially if...

Be sure to read the reviews first, especially if you intend to use it for road riding. It works best with freakishly low pressures.
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16,300
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Posted By dwayne
On the Backroads Adventure Routes I am at 62...

On the Backroads Adventure Routes I am at 62 miles per US gallon so consistently it's scary. At interstate speeds that drops into the low 50's...but the guy I usually ride with rides a KLR, so my...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 16,300
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Posted By dwayne
Maybe the bottom of the tank is sagging?

Maybe the bottom of the tank is sagging?
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16,300
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Posted By dwayne
The US spec bikes loose something like 1-2 liters...

The US spec bikes loose something like 1-2 liters from the Euro/Can spec bikes due to the emissions canister. Not sure which years though, but for sure in the single sparks.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16,300
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Posted By dwayne
I don't bother with Imperial gallons anymore. ...

I don't bother with Imperial gallons anymore. Any enlightened country that used to use them has moved to liters.


:hide

I travel a lot in the US, and I find my bike gets exactly 100km/US...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16,300
Views: 1,981,602
Posted By dwayne
You don't have a us spec bike (or fuel tank) do...

You don't have a us spec bike (or fuel tank) do you?
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16,300
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Posted By dwayne
There are also at least 2 different capacities of...

There are also at least 2 different capacities of fuel tanks. The reserve capacity may differ between those tanks. I have found the sloshing thing to be true, but it must be somewhat damped. I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 84,653
Posted By dwayne
By the time I got home mine didn't produce...

By the time I got home mine didn't produce voltage at all. You could have a short in the winding (bad insulation), or even a broken/damaged winding wire that can conduct at low draws, but the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 84,653
Posted By dwayne
The stator on these bikes has two circuits...

The stator on these bikes has two circuits (windings), the ignition and the charging. It is a common problem for the charging winding to die...the failure could have been accelerated by adding the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,629
Posted By dwayne
No it is in the Ghost. I didn't think anyone...

No it is in the Ghost.

I didn't think anyone looked at this old thread! Most of those places are now off limits:huh
Forum: The Garage 10-09-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,284
Posted By dwayne
I bet the failure point is where the plywood...

I bet the failure point is where the plywood attaches to the trailer frame. While there may be a ton of screws fastening the plywood to the frame, they are not loaded equally in a crash and could...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 359,626
Posted By dwayne
I have used industrial vapour degreasers, and...

I have used industrial vapour degreasers, and trust me vaporized keystones are not something to screw around with. Not all of the acetone vapour will condense in the pot.

At the very least you...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16,300
Views: 1,981,602
Posted By dwayne
Personally I have the swing arm dent:lol3

Personally I have the swing arm dent:lol3
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 359,626
Posted By dwayne
Or use an electric heat gun? (For the dirt bike...

Or use an electric heat gun? (For the dirt bike plastics)

Vaporizing acetone sounds safe and healthy.
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16,300
Views: 1,981,602
Posted By dwayne
by section profiles, I would assume you don't...

by section profiles, I would assume you don't mean wall (and other) thickness.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-30-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 984
Views: 346,858
Posted By dwayne
this thread has mostly been about single wheel...

this thread has mostly been about single wheel trailers. The rational is that if makes for a narrower trailer to allow some amount of off-roading
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16,300
Views: 1,981,602
Posted By dwayne
Is the master (on the control) or the slave (at...

Is the master (on the control) or the slave (at the wheel) hanging up?

To fix the master:

remove the mater cylinder assembly

remove the master piston

wet (brake fluid) "hone" the nylon...
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