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Forum: The Garage Today, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 236,286
Posted By Don Coyote
Do all AGMs require 14.5? I just read the 2006...

Do all AGMs require 14.5? I just read the 2006 F650GS only puts out 14, does that mean shorter battery lifespan without a VR upgrade?
Forum: Thumpers Today, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,700,773
Posted By Don Coyote
The US is very liberal and progressive about...

The US is very liberal and progressive about locking people up...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,700,773
Posted By Don Coyote
Stainless steel? Did you get sick of the light...

Stainless steel? Did you get sick of the light show while heating up your food?
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,700,773
Posted By Don Coyote
You'll want to keep your air intake above the...

You'll want to keep your air intake above the water level, and i doubt anyone will complain if you put the exhaust below...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,700,773
Posted By Don Coyote
Seeing that image once every few years it is easy...

Seeing that image once every few years it is easy to write off as mundane tragedy, but having it quoted as an image 3 times in a row it becomes a horror burned into the memory like some cliff diver...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-14-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3,444
Views: 164,536
Posted By Don Coyote
BMWs ask for it by being too reliable. This...

BMWs ask for it by being too reliable.

This (http://conferencing.uwex.edu/thirdthursdays.cfm) might be a cool place for an early start Thursday...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-13-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3,444
Views: 164,536
Posted By Don Coyote
You figure out the cooling issue?

You figure out the cooling issue?
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,700,773
Posted By Don Coyote
The steel braided front brake line is nice...

The steel braided front brake line is nice...
Forum: Vendors 07-11-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 84,709
Posted By Don Coyote
Has anyone had problems with their face shield...

Has anyone had problems with their face shield popping open? The other day on the freeway it would pop from 'clicked' shut to the 'city' opening whenever i turned my head. Wondering if new visor...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,700,773
Posted By Don Coyote
How much for the pair of RATEL prescription...

How much for the pair of RATEL prescription sunglasses from your avatar?
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,700,773
Posted By Don Coyote
If the brackets help me spot oil, gravel and ice...

If the brackets help me spot oil, gravel and ice on city streets, i need a pair for sure...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,700,773
Posted By Don Coyote
I was surprised looking at cycle-ergo...

I was surprised looking at cycle-ergo (http://cycle-ergo.com/) to find that a stock KLR apparently gives a more stretched out riding position than the Dakar. By 'bend in the legs' are you talking...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,700,773
Posted By Don Coyote
Your footpeg page brings up another question-...

Your footpeg page brings up another question- would moving the pegs back 35mm make the cycle less comfortable for commuting?
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,700,773
Posted By Don Coyote
How do these compare in materials with stock?...

How do these compare in materials with stock? I've been eyeing relocation kits since i bought my Dakar, and finally realized my pegs are sticking up at an angle because various crashes have bent the...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 75,572
Posted By Don Coyote
In comparing ventilation, i've had limited...

In comparing ventilation, i've had limited experience with cheaper helmets. The reviews at WebBikeWorld gave the C3 an "excellent" for air flow, then said the C3Pro was slightly improved/about the...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 75,572
Posted By Don Coyote
I would agree it is a very good helmet for...

I would agree it is a very good helmet for northern climates. Everything seals off well, especially since the neck and chin padding that make it quiet also helps control air flow. However, when the...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,609
Posted By Don Coyote
I'd put performance above aesthetics generally,...

I'd put performance above aesthetics generally, but agree about #10 metal on the Atlantis. Big and brass looks nice on my Hein Gericke 'Ranger' jacket, but small and uniform black suits the nubuck...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 75,572
Posted By Don Coyote
525 is the same "sale" price i found. Didn't do...

525 is the same "sale" price i found. Didn't do any long trips right away, and never experienced the 'mark', but after a week or so i was chewing with it on at a stop and after continuing to ride my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,700,773
Posted By Don Coyote
If it has the tab, why does it start with the...

If it has the tab, why does it start with the clutch engaged?

Also, does the PU lever have scoring to encourage the lever to break off and remain somewhat usable rather than possibly transferring...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,700,773
Posted By Don Coyote
One difference between the $10 levers and the...

One difference between the $10 levers and the $100 OEM is OEM has an extra tab that trips a sensor and will not allow power to the starter with the clutch engaged.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,700,773
Posted By Don Coyote
How far are you from Wallamaloo? The philosophy...

How far are you from Wallamaloo? The philosophy department at the university there just got a nice machine shop, and rather than supervision you simply need to pass the breathalyzer to work it.
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,700,773
Posted By Don Coyote
Don't say anything that might alarm him, but that...

Don't say anything that might alarm him, but that is the direction we are trying to coax Aquatic into...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Don Coyote
Twisted Throttle sells a pair of Barkbuster...

Twisted Throttle sells a pair of Barkbuster guards like this that cover more, looks to be about to the wrist, but cost like 5x more...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Don Coyote
It doesn't seem like the bottom moving in the...

It doesn't seem like the bottom moving in the wind would cause a problem, but in my experience it is wind over the top of the hand that sucks away the warmth, so the more coverage there the better...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,500
Posted By Don Coyote
Those look like they come around the hand to keep...

Those look like they come around the hand to keep more wind off, but carry a much heftier price tag...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Don Coyote
Does the bottom half flex back at all or is it...

Does the bottom half flex back at all or is it rigid? Do you have a pic from the side more?
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,500
Posted By Don Coyote
Yeah, their page doesn't show squat about the...

Yeah, their page doesn't show squat about the guards except the purty logo. What does the opening look like and how far does it come around the hands?
Forum: Vendors 06-16-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 84,709
Posted By Don Coyote
I saw recent mention in one of the C3 threads...

I saw recent mention in one of the C3 threads here about installing o-rings at the hinges to make the visor movement stiffer.

Not sure if it is because of my windshield, but the first detent just...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,700,773
Posted By Don Coyote
If i were hitting curbs i'd be worried about a...

If i were hitting curbs i'd be worried about a DWI citation...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,700,773
Posted By Don Coyote
Damn, did you take the finish of the hood as you...

Damn, did you take the finish of the hood as you slid across it in your cordura?

I plunked the back corner of a sedan with the front left of my Dakar when i was stupid enough to be riding within...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 75,572
Posted By Don Coyote
I just did a search on Schubert and found info...

I just did a search on Schubert and found info for the North American people. I contacted them and they sent me the part postage due. They warned me i would have to pay for another replacement, so i...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,700,773
Posted By Don Coyote
I recall that stock fork oil is 7.5, so that you...

I recall that stock fork oil is 7.5, so that you would need to blend 5wt and 10wt 50/50. Or it sounds like just use ATF? Know of a chart on how much it changes with temp?

I just put in 10wt to try...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,700,773
Posted By Don Coyote
I think his plan B might have the advantage of...

I think his plan B might have the advantage of not needing the oil dropped to change the water pump seals...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,700,773
Posted By Don Coyote
What is the story with that? Are carbed models...

What is the story with that? Are carbed models more suited to competition? BMW decided it wasn't worth the effort to put a winning bike out there anymore? Other makes like KTM started making better...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,700,773
Posted By Don Coyote
Just to clarify, i think AGM and gel are both...

Just to clarify, i think AGM and gel are both lead/acid in chemistry, but have the chemicals in non-fluid state.

Before buying a LiFePO4, be sure to read at least the first post in _cy_'s thread...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,700,773
Posted By Don Coyote
The plastic cover on the remote positive breaks...

The plastic cover on the remote positive breaks off in a slight breeze. It was gone soon after i bought my Dakar and the dealer put a new one on only to have it break off later the same season. I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,700,773
Posted By Don Coyote
Why would you get a gel? They are more expensive...

Why would you get a gel? They are more expensive and less powerful for starting engines than equivalent AGMs...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,700,773
Posted By Don Coyote
Not saying I know if OEM will last any longer,...

Not saying I know if OEM will last any longer, but even twice as long would make OEM way better to me as saved labor on one less seal change is worth more than $30...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,700,773
Posted By Don Coyote
When i priced the seal kit for Hondas that...

When i priced the seal kit for Hondas that f650.com FAQs promote as compatible with ours it was almost the same as BMW. Since BMW redesigned the dust covers with some sort of spring coil around the...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,866
Posted By Don Coyote
"We are all individuals!"

It just sounds kind of kooky the way you talk about all of consumerdom as if 'we' are this singular, unified entity. Are you trying to spur a rising of the proletariat against our bourgeoisie...
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