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Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17,398
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Posted By Renaissanceman
DC - you must be telepathetic! I am in fact...

DC - you must be telepathetic! I am in fact looking for a center stand - I've been looking at their website, but I don't see the sw biotech stand listed. What search terms did you use?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-07-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 57,291
Posted By Renaissanceman
Damn - it's been too long since I've made it to a...

Damn - it's been too long since I've made it to a Tuesday night get-together. Hopefully I can rectify that this Tuesday.
In the meantime, one of the legs broke off on my centerstand - can anyone...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,725
Posted By Renaissanceman
A good reminder... Thanks for sharing - hope...

A good reminder...
Thanks for sharing - hope you've recovered.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-28-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,653
Posted By Renaissanceman
Well said! I've been to both places - and you...

Well said!
I've been to both places - and you sir, are absolutely correct! :beer:
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 324,182
Posted By Renaissanceman
Oats and Via pre-ride. Ramon noodles with a...

Oats and Via pre-ride. Ramon noodles with a package of salmon mixed in. Cheese if I have it. Carbs, protein, and fat. Cooks while I'm setting up camp. One pot.

And cold beer! :beer

Sometimes a...
Forum: Australia 05-26-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 33,702
Posted By Renaissanceman
Um, it did overheat - that's why the lamp came on.

Um, it did overheat - that's why the lamp came on.
Forum: Australia 05-25-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 33,702
Posted By Renaissanceman
Okay, so the radiator tank is full, and the fan...

Okay, so the radiator tank is full, and the fan works, and the wp drive gears are good - did the lamp go out when you restarted it? Has it overheated since?
Forum: Australia 05-25-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 33,702
Posted By Renaissanceman
A little froth on the underside of the cap is...

A little froth on the underside of the cap is normal. It's just condensation. Also, it'll look real frothy for a couple minutes after you shut it down - that's just air whipped into it.
My bike...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17,398
Views: 2,228,739
Posted By Renaissanceman
^^^ That is one happy looking F650!! ^^^

^^^ That is one happy looking F650!! ^^^
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-25-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,515
Posted By Renaissanceman
First off, there's nothing difficult about...

First off, there's nothing difficult about adjusting the clutch cable. Screw in the adjustment barrel and set the actuator fork splines as tight as you can get it. Then take up any slack with the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-25-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,653
Posted By Renaissanceman
Here's a side benefit to riding in crosswinds -...

Here's a side benefit to riding in crosswinds - when I was doing a lot of straight line commuting, I was wearing my tires down the middle and leaving them with a nasty squared profile.
I took a road...
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,626
Posted By Renaissanceman
RuGlyde. I bought a gallon of it for $7 and I...

RuGlyde. I bought a gallon of it for $7 and I will never use all of it.
I carry a few ounces of it wrapped up with my spare tube. It sure makes fixing a flat on the road easier!
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-19-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,653
Posted By Renaissanceman
Or how about when you have heavy crosswinds and...

Or how about when you have heavy crosswinds and you're going under over-passes :eek: - huge crosswind, then nothing, then blasted back on the other side! Good times ;)

I agree that these ds bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 11:16 PM
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Views: 2,228,739
Posted By Renaissanceman
^^ Yup, there you go - that's it in a nutshell.

^^ Yup, there you go - that's it in a nutshell.
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 01:48 PM
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Views: 2,228,739
Posted By Renaissanceman
Here's the section of the F650 FAQs I was...

Here's the section of the F650 FAQs I was referring to:

F650 GEARING: MORE THEORY

from Advrider

Classic GS/Dakar (37kW) GS/Dakar (25kW)
Rear Tire Size 130/80-17
Primary Transmission...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 12:49 PM
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Posted By Renaissanceman
Not calling you a lier, but that's just hard to...

Not calling you a lier, but that's just hard to believe. You must have the magic touch! ;)
Or maybe you only ride with a tailwind?
Either way, good for you!
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17,398
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Posted By Renaissanceman
My target rpm range is from 4000 to 5000. With...

My target rpm range is from 4000 to 5000. With the 16/49 ratio I'm running, 60 mph puts me right at 4000 rpm. There's a section in the F650dotcom Faq's that suggests that our Rotax has a sweet spot...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17,398
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Posted By Renaissanceman
Again, in my experience, freeway speeds give the...

Again, in my experience, freeway speeds give the poorest milage regardless of gearing.

Don Coyote's numbers aren't too far from mine - I'll typically see the fuel lamp come on at 170 - 180 miles...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 17,398
Views: 2,228,739
Posted By Renaissanceman
Nobody is getting 60 plus mpg over 70 mph. If I'm...

Nobody is getting 60 plus mpg over 70 mph. If I'm tooling around under 40, I'll get mileage in the low 60's.
Your bike sounds completely normal.
Sspeed kills milage, not rpm's.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-14-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By Renaissanceman
Hah! The pigtails - what a blast! I've been on...

Hah! The pigtails - what a blast!
I've been on most all of that route at one time or another, and I wouldn't change a thing. As has been said, weather will drive your itinerary more than anything...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By Renaissanceman
150 miles in 5 months?? :what: There's your...

150 miles in 5 months?? :what: There's your problem!
Check the coolant level in the radiator, not the reservoir.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-13-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,515
Posted By Renaissanceman
Yeah, sorry - Countershaft sprocket. I've read of...

Yeah, sorry - Countershaft sprocket. I've read of cases where the nut backs off and the sprocket gets loose from the splines.
I expect you'd have noticed by now.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,515
Posted By Renaissanceman
Well? " What about a stripped or loose CS...

Well?
"
What about a stripped or loose CS sprocket?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-09-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,515
Posted By Renaissanceman
I've been hanging around f650 interweb sites for...

I've been hanging around f650 interweb sites for 8 years and I've never heard of a clutch with 15,000 miles taking a dump like that. Hell, I've got 100,000+ miles on mine and it's still going strong....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-07-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 57,291
Posted By Renaissanceman
Sweet bike Killer! You're going to love that...

Sweet bike Killer! You're going to love that Rotax :D
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,556
Posted By Renaissanceman
Use less glue. All that squeeze-out doesn't do...

Use less glue. All that squeeze-out doesn't do you a bit of good.
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By Renaissanceman
What about an F650? Available in a lowered...

What about an F650? Available in a lowered version.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17,398
Views: 2,228,739
Posted By Renaissanceman
must... resist... the oil thread...

must... resist... the oil thread...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-20-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,790
Posted By Renaissanceman
I've spent more than a few nights at Council...

I've spent more than a few nights at Council Grove lake while touring the Flint Hills. Just like staying in a motel - showers, hot running water, nice level tent pads, covered picnic tables. Not...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,803
Posted By Renaissanceman
You might be able to stack a couple thin kerf ...

You might be able to stack a couple thin kerf blades to get 4mm, but be prepared for some knarley tearout on your crossgrain cuts no matter what method you use.

As has been said - you'd be done...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17,398
Views: 2,228,739
Posted By Renaissanceman
Yup, installed the SC kit on my Dakar a couple...

Yup, installed the SC kit on my Dakar a couple years ago. You'll need a pneumatic stapler - harbor frieght.
I'd recommend an extra set of hands. It was super easy, even solo. Real happy with how it...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
Posted By Renaissanceman
This ^

This ^
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By Renaissanceman
What keeps all your sh*t from falling out when...

What keeps all your sh*t from falling out when your leg is horizontal?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-10-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 57,291
Posted By Renaissanceman
Gonna give it a shot tonight - see y'all there.

Gonna give it a shot tonight - see y'all there.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-01-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 57,291
Posted By Renaissanceman
Holy Sha-moly - Great ride today! Thanks to...

Holy Sha-moly - Great ride today!
Thanks to Russ for pointing me to Prairie Mtn and thanks to Jerry for turning me on to the Benchmark Maps app!
Rode down Bellefountain Rd to Alpine, up the Alsea...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By Renaissanceman
Wow! There are some great products out there...

Wow! There are some great products out there nowadays. If your floor is under cover, you could use just about anything - I did an epoxy painted floor once - stinky and spendy - and bombproof!
Pain...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-04-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,692
Posted By Renaissanceman
Glenwood Springs has free music in the park every...

Glenwood Springs has free music in the park every Wednesday in the summer. The acts are topnotch and the vibe is small town and family friendly.
Carbondale mountain fair in july - still authenticly...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By Renaissanceman
Where do you live? Lots of rain? Super hot? What...

Where do you live? Lots of rain? Super hot? What is the orientation of your deck? Shady,sunny? Does it have any pitch at all?
Lots of options - best to use something that's easy to recoat.
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,258
Posted By Renaissanceman
I used to spend a week or two at a stretch...

I used to spend a week or two at a stretch camping in backcountry Utah. I made a lightweight box that I lined with foil-backed foam. I sized it to hold a conventional cooler inside. I would pack...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,282
Posted By Renaissanceman
Funny story... at my furthest point from home, in...

Funny story... at my furthest point from home, in the middle of a road trip, my water pump seals failed completely. I turned around and limped 150 miles and got a room. Spent 2 hours the next...
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