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Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,898,313
Posted By Renaissanceman
I've been following this thread since I bought my...

I've been following this thread since I bought my Dakar in 2007. Been a member over at the chain gang since then, too. I wouldn't characterise this as a common occurrence - at least not on these...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 19,060
Posted By Renaissanceman
Yeah, I get that - I modified my original design...

Yeah, I get that - I modified my original design to offset it diagonally so as to blunt any rear impact damage. I suppose it could be hazardous to someone hitting me from behind, but my rack will...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 19,060
Posted By Renaissanceman
Hazardous to whom? I've passed plenty of leo's...

Hazardous to whom? I've passed plenty of leo's with my set-up and never had a problem.

http://renman.smugmug.com/Travel/motorcycle/Motorcycle-tours/i-K3XRRbf/0/M/IMG_0240-M.jpg...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-01-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 30,257
Posted By Renaissanceman
Gotta get the Dakar knobby-ed up so's I can ride...

Gotta get the Dakar knobby-ed up so's I can ride some of that Oregon dirt!
Hoping to get out tomorrow for a couple hours - rain or shine. Hoping for more 'shine than rain tho...

Dave, glad to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,898,313
Posted By Renaissanceman
Did he replace the slider bushings, too? There's...

Did he replace the slider bushings, too? There's an upper and lower in each leg. Might be a little slop in there.
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,898,313
Posted By Renaissanceman
Too many variables at play for a short answer....

Too many variables at play for a short answer. What kind of miles do you ride? Tarmack, dirt, interstate, short hops, commuting... how many miles/year? Year-round in the rain? Parked indoors -...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,898,313
Posted By Renaissanceman
I'll throw in my 1 cents worth here - if it's...

I'll throw in my 1 cents worth here - if it's physically slipping into N, then I wouldn't think it's the N(idle) switch. When the switch failed on my bike, I couldn't get past 1st and N. Once I got...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,898,313
Posted By Renaissanceman
Unfortunately, I can see the face of the shift...

Unfortunately, I can see the face of the shift drum as it rotates - no sign of the washer. I can also see a couple voids where the pin will snag as the drum rotates. I'm thinking I'll be running...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,898,313
Posted By Renaissanceman
New development in the N switch failure saga

This just in...

Seems that there is another culprit at work here.

Starts with post #12 here (http://f650.com/forum/showthread.php?31457-This-is-what-I-get-for-bragging/page2)

Things are...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,898,313
Posted By Renaissanceman
There was a guy who posted over at the other...

There was a guy who posted over at the other forum a while back who claimed the rough shifting was due to the cut of the gears (not being back-cut). I could see how that could make sense, but I have...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,898,313
Posted By Renaissanceman
Yes, should've clarified that here - it's called...

Yes, should've clarified that here - it's called the idle switch on the parts fiche. The part is listed under "switches" - or something like that, can't remember exactly, but that is indeed the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,898,313
Posted By Renaissanceman
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/17/20a7458...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/17/20a7458cc977127b45d84db0b9879a85.jpg

It's listed under switches on maxbmw's fiche.
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,898,313
Posted By Renaissanceman
Maybe it was because I said please - ...

Maybe it was because I said please -

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/17/0e7697b52413d93400b8956302a5d5bd.jpg

N safety switch. Maybe I'm just lucky. Don't care - thank doG for an easy...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-17-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 30,257
Posted By Renaissanceman
Goldangit! Sorry I missed you guys last night. I...

Goldangit! Sorry I missed you guys last night. I was looking forward to it, but my bike had other ideas. :huh
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,898,313
Posted By Renaissanceman
What I get for bragging...

Yeah... so, after bragging on my 03 Dakar turning over 100,000 miles this week, I got bit in the ass today.

I was out riding some twisties, stopped to take a pic and turned off the bike. I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By Renaissanceman
100,000 miles on my 03 Dakar. I like the comment...

100,000 miles on my 03 Dakar. I like the comment - maintanence is cheap, crashing is expensive - true that! :lol3
First off, standard PM has you changing oil and filter, and a valve check every...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-14-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,728
Posted By Renaissanceman
Hahaha - I stand corrected, and withdraw my...

Hahaha - I stand corrected, and withdraw my suggestion! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,898,313
Posted By Renaissanceman
Holy sh*t!! Those wheels would triple the value...

Holy sh*t!! Those wheels would triple the value of my whole bike [emoji38]!

Although...

What's old -

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/13/e0734ba13e9a5e9e30ee38c3e86de814.jpg

... Is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-11-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,728
Posted By Renaissanceman
Just leave the old rear sprocket on and install...

Just leave the old rear sprocket on and install the new front sprocket and chain. You wont hurt anything by riding a couple hundred miles on the old one. You might need to readjust the chain tension...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,872
Posted By Renaissanceman
I ride an '03 Dakar that I bought with 13,000...

I ride an '03 Dakar that I bought with 13,000 miles on it - I'll turn over 100,000 miles today or tomorrow :D
You buy the F650 for the Rotax - as bullet-proof an engine as you will find! Ride it RTW...
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By Renaissanceman
I've worked with the "ACX" lumberyard stuff, and...

I've worked with the "ACX" lumberyard stuff, and I was really disipointed. My clients were happy because it was cheap, but it really looked amateurish.
The next one I did, I used solid pine bead...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-06-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 30,257
Posted By Renaissanceman
I was gonna ask about maps - I'm using the...

I was gonna ask about maps - I'm using the DeLorme atlas. That whole area looks like a Jackson Pollock painting. Must be 1,000 miles of roads on one page! Thanks for the linky

Less is more! At...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-05-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 30,257
Posted By Renaissanceman
Thanks for that DD - I'll definitely check that...

Thanks for that DD - I'll definitely check that out! Right now I need to rest my grin muscles!

And your ride from last week... whew! I got cross-eyed just looking at it! How may hours?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-05-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 30,257
Posted By Renaissanceman
Saw quite a few of these -...

Saw quite a few of these - http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/05/4a0a6ff07cf4b340839ad81571410530.jpg

It's twu, it's twu!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-05-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 30,257
Posted By Renaissanceman
Well that didn't suck!

Well that didn't suck!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-05-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 30,257
Posted By Renaissanceman
Hey - this thread is a lot more fun to read now...

Hey - this thread is a lot more fun to read now that I can put faces to the cast - not sure the same will be said of my mug :eek1:lol3

Seriously, thanks for makin' room at the table for this pnw...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-23-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 30,257
Posted By Renaissanceman
Yep - I'm set up for road touring - actually, the...

Yep - I'm set up for road touring - actually, the vast majority of my miles are commuting, which is a damnable poor way to wear out tires! I expect I need to upgrade my suspension, too.
But even...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-22-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 30,257
Posted By Renaissanceman
Here's a couple from CO - crappy cell phone...

Here's a couple from CO - crappy cell phone camera, but you get the idea! :D


http://renman.smugmug.com/Travel/motorcycle/Motorcycle-tours/i-QCF5n5X/0/M/IMG_0244-M.jpg...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-22-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 30,257
Posted By Renaissanceman
Guess I'll have to get the story over beers - or...

Guess I'll have to get the story over beers - or something. That's the proper way to tell (and hear!) a story anyway!
Hoping to get to one of them ds gatherings soon - I'm still fixing, painting,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-21-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 30,257
Posted By Renaissanceman
Saw this parked down the street - ...

Saw this parked down the street -

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/21/ceefd6ccf6036ea3175f3075a5abfe18.jpg

There just has to be a good story behind this - I figured this'd be the place...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,898,313
Posted By Renaissanceman
All you riders out there that have never serviced...

All you riders out there that have never serviced your swingarm/suspensions are in for a (unpleasant) surprise! As in - how in the world does my swingarm even move anymore with all this rust!?? :eek1...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,898,313
Posted By Renaissanceman
Why don't you just do a service on the dang thing...

Why don't you just do a service on the dang thing and stop worrying? It's not hard or expensive, and you'll know how it works. Good luck!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-10-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By Renaissanceman
Hey, Cool! Thanks for that info guys! Especially...

Hey, Cool! Thanks for that info guys! Especially the link to Wood Castle - sounds right up my alley! It actually seems like there're a few good options for me - I'll bet I can find something.

And...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-08-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By Renaissanceman
Thanks DD - I've been watching that thread, I...

Thanks DD - I've been watching that thread, I hope to buy you (a) beer one day :D.
Living just down the road from g'Aspen forced us worker bees into stupid commutes long ago. I know guys that drive...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-07-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By Renaissanceman
Relocating to Corvallis...

Well... I never thought I'd see the day when I'd want to move away from Colorado, but ever since I first visited Oregon, I've thought if I ever did move somewhere else, Oregon could be the place....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-30-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,142
Posted By Renaissanceman
Buy my house in Glenwood Springs! :) 3 gold...

Buy my house in Glenwood Springs! :)
3 gold medal trout rivers, rafting, Moab is 3 hours away (better yet - Fruita is only 2 hours), the Flat Tops are 20 minutes away, Crested Butte is a 3 hour DS...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,898,313
Posted By Renaissanceman
I've not ever heard of one of these clutches...

I've not ever heard of one of these clutches going away after only 30,000km. Mine has 93,000mi and shows no sign of wear. You're sure its slipping? In every gear?
I don't know about comparing your...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-12-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,008
Posted By Renaissanceman
I can tell you from experience - your greatest...

I can tell you from experience - your greatest challange will be the heat/humidity and the wind. And the occasional great plains storm system - nothing makes you feel small like being around one of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-12-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 600,906
Posted By Renaissanceman
Oh man! I'm hoping beyond hope to make it out to...

Oh man! I'm hoping beyond hope to make it out to the Flint Hills again this year. I usually make it out every year - grew up in eastern NE - you can take the man out of the prairie, but you cant take...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15,970
Views: 1,898,313
Posted By Renaissanceman
I had this exact same problem. There is a contact...

I had this exact same problem. There is a contact in the switch that wasn't happening - i disassembled the cluster and cleaned and realigned the contacts. Beware of super tiny spring-loaded ball -...
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