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Forum: Face plant 03-20-2006, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,847
Posted By twowheels

I crashed (very hard) yesterday on a bicycle and landed on the side of my head. Bicycle helmets are alot like your motorcycle equivalent. It's Snell certified, and it probably kept me from a visit...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2005, 04:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,474
Posted By twowheels
post altered jfyi

I deleted the part of my post referring specifically to an email sent to me. I understand that posting a personal email is probably neither kind nor fair. I would prefer that this thread be left in...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2005, 07:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,474
Posted By twowheels
Please Please PLEASE don't buy the "sidestand fixer"

I had the schneider sidestand fixer on both r100gs's that I've owned. I occasionally would forget it and leave it down, no biggie as it would scrape, I'd stop, and I'd fix it. Please note: the...
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2005, 12:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,155
Posted By twowheels

Except for extremely limited situation, these trucks are stupid, dangerous, and part of the reason for the rise in motorcycle fatalities. Oh yeah, and they consume even more of the limited resources...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2005, 08:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,967
Posted By twowheels

If you want info regarding e-start kits on BRP, goto and use the search engine in the xr600/650 area. There are quite a few threads. Yes, I wish mine had an electric starter, only...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-17-2005, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,398
Posted By twowheels

I think that people gravitate toward the "adventure" type motorcycle because they want something that can do everything. The problem is a bike "can" do everything, but it cannot do everything well. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2005, 05:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,102
Posted By twowheels
bad stuff

Ok, here's my list of negatives:

1--Right footpeg is given to snapping off.

2--The kickstarter will and does fall off, and with a kickstart bike, it sucks to find that out after a stop in a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-29-2005, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By twowheels
white mountains

Don't miss a chance to go see the white mountain area, south of Mammoth! Turn east at Lone Pine (or is that Big Pine, hell I don't know). Cool place and some dirtbiking adventure-riding to be done.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2005, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,374
Posted By twowheels

I sold off my r100gs/pd that I'd converted. It was more challenging to commute on it, and I felt that an sv650 would do the job better. A year later, I bought another GS and converted it. The cost...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2005, 08:30 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 69,728
Posted By twowheels

My Xr650r is setup as a D/S bike with the following:

--Dirt Bagz racks [110.00](Ortelib bags on them)
--Guts racing soft seat and cover (awesome!)
--Comfy Grips
--Dunlop 606 tires.

Going to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2005, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By twowheels

You can get new seat foam and cover from "Guts Racing" Products for about $100. I chose the stock height and "soft" option. My BRP is pretty onroad capable.

look here for info about the bike:
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-23-2005, 03:19 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 51,252
Posted By twowheels

Is it me, or does it look to have about 3" of ground clearance--and the first thing to rip off when one uses up the clearance is the muffler? Anyone ever track the number of recall bulletins on...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-18-2005, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By twowheels
another thought

If offroading (or potentially on/off-roading), do what offroaders do: seal the filter with a thin line of thick axle grease. Oh, and dun forget to change the oil more often.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-18-2005, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By twowheels
yes and no

The valves you are referring to are a set of solenoids that control the flow of gas to the carbs. Traditionally, Beemers would wear out their floats, the bowls would overflow and fill the engine...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-14-2005, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By twowheels
not comparing apples to apples, I think

SOrry, forgot to mention: High Compression pistons, skimmed head, dual plugged, 40mm bings, always two bags, PD setup, larger windscreen, and I'm at altitude ...all of which make it sometimes...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-14-2005, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By twowheels
euro vs. America versions

The euro version has 40mm bings, bigger intake/exhaust valves, no emissions crap.

I have, and you can, change out the components. Just find an older airhead engine and remove the head, carb,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-06-2005, 10:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,122
Posted By twowheels
I don't have a KTM, but just need to comment

A friend of mine decided to get into riding and bought a nice, beautiful Ducati Monster. After crashing it twice, breaking a collar bone, and seeing that this motorcycling thing is both dangerous...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2005, 12:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,937
Posted By twowheels
not totally familiar with f650 but...

Is it possible that fuel dumped itself past the combustion chamber and into the cases? If so, the oil would smell a bit funny and it would be pretty thin (giving you issues with oil lights, etc).
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-28-2005, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By twowheels
but keep in mind

Remember, though that many dealers were selling left over 04's for 10k otd. So I'd factor in that. I've seen one for sale for 9600, one for 8700, and one for 8300--all year 2004..

Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-27-2005, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,904
Posted By twowheels
The poll I made

This poll isn't designed for Gallup Poll analysis. I just wanted to know what errors people had, if they had a combo or problems, and who had no problems at all. I tried to make the categories as...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-26-2005, 07:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,904
Posted By twowheels
radiator and gas?

That radiator color is a little brown. Isn't it supposed to be green?

How did a failed fuel pump cause engine failure?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-26-2005, 06:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,904
Posted By twowheels
All that "reliability issues" poll

I'm not stirring the pot, I'd just like to take a poll of those who have had experience with KTM 950's. It is currently my dream bike, and my wife has offered to help buy one when I reach 33 y.o. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-23-2005, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,209
Posted By twowheels
Swingarm Failure

On my way out to Death Valley, I came across a dead 950 that had its swingarm broken, just in front of the shock. I don't know what happened to the rider, as I wasn't there. I would guess that once...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-21-2005, 08:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,942
Posted By twowheels
any new news?

Anyone heard anything? Picts? etc?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-21-2005, 11:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,124
Posted By twowheels

I'd take everything on the forum with a slight grain of salt. It's the old statistical analysis thing happening. People on this forum NEVER discuss what goes right with a bike; they only talk about...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-17-2005, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,306
Posted By twowheels
search function

kinda been hashed over about 200+ times, look it up using the search button.

Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-17-2005, 07:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,942
Posted By twowheels


it could be that EFI will get the rider better MPG, which will increase range. ---one of the annoying features of the current Katoom is its relatively limited range.

Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2005, 05:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,189
Posted By twowheels
Bluhduh dunno

Maybe it's just me, but looking down at the six inch scar that a year later isn't fully healed isn't making me laugh off a series of flippant remarks to my "side stand fixer" crash.
Yah, bikes...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2005, 05:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,189
Posted By twowheels
self retracting side -stand warning

DO NOT repeat DO NOT remove the self-retracting feature on the airhead beemer. Mine had the auto-retract feature overcome with one of those schneider things. It was no big deal because if I forgot...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2005, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By twowheels
PIAA Bulbs, there anything hardier?

I bought PIAA 540's recently, mounted them, and was happy as hell with the results.

Two months down the road, one bulb blew, then the other blew. If I smack the light a few times, they will go...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2005, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,038
Posted By twowheels

This ought to stir up the nest a bit.

After various problems with all sorts of types of hard luggage (Touratech, which are easily destroyed) (H&B Gobi which are fat) (Jesse, which are heavy and...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2005, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By twowheels
first of all

No easy way to replace that little cluster light.

Remove the left side panel (four screws) after loosening the turn signal mount (5mm allen, holding it inside the panel) (both can hang together or...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2005, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,031
Posted By twowheels
recommended soft panniers?? help needed

I know that this has been gone over a bit, but I didn't have luck in finding it using the search engine. I'm considering replacing my hard panniers with soft ones--anyone have suggestions? Things...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2005, 04:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,667
Posted By twowheels

Anyone had luck with Rumblestrips by chance? What's funny about my helmet is that if I take my hand and place a finger flat on the top of the helmet, it get significantly less rumbly.... I ordered...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2005, 01:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,667
Posted By twowheels
Quiet Helmet

I'm in search of a quiet helmet. I have an Arai Quantum II/e (sic). Anyone know of a truly quiet helmet? I've heard the Shoei x11 is pretty silent. With the Arai, I get so much rumble at 70mph. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2005, 11:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,082
Posted By twowheels
Already had a few

To answer the bike question, yah, I still ride the r100gs and the SV650. Time will tell as to how much I ride as new life enters somewhere around May 29th. Went to Lamaize (is that how you spell...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2005, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By twowheels

Use the search function for savannah and savannah II. You'll find more than enough info if you dig.
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2005, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By twowheels

been discussed ad-inifinidum in GSspot to the point that there is a Windscreen FAQ sticky---look there. gl
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2005, 02:55 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 40,190
Posted By twowheels
spring break and back to stich?

Wow, I left for a week and the forum went about thirty different directions--kinda cool to see the genesis of conversation.

Spring break, and I racked up a couple more thousand miles with the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2005, 07:17 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 71,884
Posted By twowheels


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