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Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15,369
Views: 1,790,159
Posted By TwoDuckDad
I have 20mm risers and the braided brake line...

I have 20mm risers and the braided brake line (ABS model) couldn't go much further. 35mm may be too much. Let us know what you find out. I would like to go to 35mm but will have to evaluate if I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15,369
Views: 1,790,159
Posted By TwoDuckDad
Your insurance company should hire the lawyer or...

Your insurance company should hire the lawyer or cover your claim and go after the other insurance company. That's crap.

How about this little gem: ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15,369
Views: 1,790,159
Posted By TwoDuckDad
The Barkbuster kit fits perfect on the bike and...

The Barkbuster kit fits perfect on the bike and nice that it has 20mm risers which is all you can add without replacing the (over $100) braided brake cable. They will protect your hands and levers...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15,369
Views: 1,790,159
Posted By TwoDuckDad
02 Dakar Farklefest

okay...I didn't want to completely repost my Farklefest but I'll toss out a teaser...here's a video link http://twoduckdad.smugmug.com/TDD-Moto/F650GS-Dakar/11094563_pVw68#776968419_Fi7dE-A-LB
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Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15,369
Views: 1,790,159
Posted By TwoDuckDad
02 Dakar Farklefest

I just posted the goods here: http://f650.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=228326
Forum: Face plant 01-25-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,953
Posted By TwoDuckDad
For those of you who own big bikes and have never...

For those of you who own big bikes and have never dragged a knee here's a little hint for the twisties...practice at an easy pace until you become more comfortable. Watch a superbike or sportbike...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15,369
Views: 1,790,159
Posted By TwoDuckDad
no. However, Leo Vince can provide one for me. ...

no. However, Leo Vince can provide one for me. Incidently, I spoke to a guy today who works for the Forest Service and BLM. He is very familiar with the "rules" and told me the following. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15,369
Views: 1,790,159
Posted By TwoDuckDad
Exhaust mod

Okay boys I'm getting crazy...

IMHO Leo Vince is one of the best after market exhaust makers available. They have an ebay store where they sell slightly used, blemished, and discontinued slip-ons...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-15-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,212
Posted By TwoDuckDad
+1 on sending him a letter first...with a signed...

+1 on sending him a letter first...with a signed receipt from the postal service (what ever that service is called) so he can't say he didn't get it. Ditto the documentation. The guy who comes to...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,242
Posted By TwoDuckDad
I've used disposable plugs for years. Find some...

I've used disposable plugs for years. Find some you like and buy in bulk then simply use them a couple times and toss them. I also have a pair of the fitted type with mini headphones built in for...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15,369
Views: 1,790,159
Posted By TwoDuckDad
The AGM Scorpion fits perfect without...

The AGM Scorpion fits perfect without modifications. However, the one that fits is only 165 CCA 12AH (same as stock I believe). If you don't need additional CCA or AH I'd get the Scorpion in a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15,369
Views: 1,790,159
Posted By TwoDuckDad
What is the goal of moving the battery? Ability...

What is the goal of moving the battery? Ability to install a larger battery? If so, wouldn't it be easier to perform one of the battery tray mods?
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15,369
Views: 1,790,159
Posted By TwoDuckDad
Dale, you are correct...everyone has their idea...

Dale, you are correct...everyone has their idea of "the best oil" for your bike. It ain't no Ducati race bike so I wouldn't waste money on the high end stuff like Motorex. I'll probably use a good...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15,369
Views: 1,790,159
Posted By TwoDuckDad
Hey Dale, supposed to be 16 degrees in Portland...

Hey Dale, supposed to be 16 degrees in Portland tonight so you likely are gonna reach 0 eh? I may have to break out the heated gloves and turn on the grips! You be careful. I know how you old...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15,369
Views: 1,790,159
Posted By TwoDuckDad
That device would be worth it's weight in gold!

That device would be worth it's weight in gold!
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,801
Posted By TwoDuckDad
Wow, if I wanted this kind of abuse I would have...

Wow, if I wanted this kind of abuse I would have stayed home today. I do take partial blame for the situation and have learned, yet again, more about parts and how they fit. Yup, shoulda figured...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,801
Posted By TwoDuckDad
The two parts are Barkbusters and Kaoko throttle...

The two parts are Barkbusters and Kaoko throttle lock. Both are listed as parts specifically for my bike but they don't work together. The Barkbusters use a replacement bar end weight that is...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,211
Posted By TwoDuckDad
I've been using a brand called Therm-ic for a few...

I've been using a brand called Therm-ic for a few years and they work like a champ. I was first introduced to them for ski boots. They make several models. I have the one with three heat settings....
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,801
Posted By TwoDuckDad
Pissed Ask me why I'm pissed off...go ahead...

Yeah, the man in brown came to my house today! :clap Not so fast...

Bought two parts for my '02 Dakar, from the same online outfit, both are clearly identified to fit my bike. These two parts...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-18-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,448
Posted By TwoDuckDad
The other factor to consider if you are planning...

The other factor to consider if you are planning on blasting up I5 is Siskiyou Pass near the CA/OR border. It's at about 4,300' and typically has snow and/or ice during the winter. They often make...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-18-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,896
Posted By TwoDuckDad
Thanks Pigpen. Words to live by. I'm doing...

Thanks Pigpen. Words to live by. I'm doing research on soft bags. Looks like my biggest problem will be finding a soft pannier solution that will be far enough away from my exhaust not to melt...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,206
Posted By TwoDuckDad
I live in Portland as well and just went through...

I live in Portland as well and just went through the same debate. Interestingly, Fedex just delivered my new Olympia GT Air Jacket today. I felt that for the money it offered the best bang for the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-16-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4,387
Views: 320,172
Posted By TwoDuckDad
I guess you didn't see me drag a knee when we...

I guess you didn't see me drag a knee when we rounded the corner onto Cornelius Pass Rd eh? :evil My 50:50 tires (Enduro 3 Sahara) and heavier bike (~425 w/o me) didn't like the mud much...not to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-16-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4,387
Views: 320,172
Posted By TwoDuckDad
The one guy with the Thompson :gun2 style...

The one guy with the Thompson :gun2 style magazine really didn't want us to see what he had:evil I'm glad they weren't drunk! Now that I think about it the only thing missing was somebody getting...
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,216
Posted By TwoDuckDad
new Wolfman H2O proof saddlebags coming

Just heard from a reliable source that Wolfman is introducing a new rack & H2O proof pannier/saddlebag system for 2010. They are due to announce in December.:clap

Soooo...if you are about to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-15-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,896
Posted By TwoDuckDad
Thanks! Actually I'm hoping to trash them so I...

Thanks! Actually I'm hoping to trash them so I can get some proper ADV panniers:evil Went out with some PDX riders y'day, encountered vast quantities of mud on gravel roads. Fell on both sides...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-15-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4,387
Views: 320,172
Posted By TwoDuckDad
Thanks for posting the photos. Did you get one...

Thanks for posting the photos. Did you get one of the guy who submerged his truck? Interesting how I was a bit sore today. I guess there are some muscles that aren't getting a workout at the gym. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-15-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,448
Posted By TwoDuckDad
Last winter (early Jan) traveling between Bend &...

Last winter (early Jan) traveling between Bend & Eugene I saw temps as low as 0 (zero) Farenheit! :vardy The only good thing about really cold weather is that there isn't any moisture on the road....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-11-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By TwoDuckDad
Please remember to thank any veterans in your...

Please remember to thank any veterans in your life. Remember, they did not choose to go to war, they chose to defend our freedom.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-11-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,896
Posted By TwoDuckDad
sorry dude...I don't get into mind games with...

sorry dude...I don't get into mind games with unarmed opponents :D :D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-10-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,896
Posted By TwoDuckDad
Got the box of farkles from TT installed last...

Got the box of farkles from TT installed last night including: Long distance footpegs, fairing guard, rear brake mstr cylind guard, adjustable gear lever, and the large side stand foot. Also got the...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,473
Posted By TwoDuckDad
Down vs. Synthetic sleeping bag is an easy one...

Down vs. Synthetic sleeping bag is an easy one for riders. If you might get wet buy synthetic. If you won't get wet, get the one that suits your budget and space on the bike. I've backpacked in...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-08-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,896
Posted By TwoDuckDad
Thanks for all the comments. I'll keep my eyes...

Thanks for all the comments. I'll keep my eyes on the PDX Meet-ups and offers from you guys (and gals Giddyup:1drink ) for rides. Ended up getting a set of Sahara 3 Enduro tires installed by a local...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By TwoDuckDad
I'm surprised there aren't more plug n play slip...

I'm surprised there aren't more plug n play slip on's available for the model. Is the F650GS exhaust the same as the Dakar? A Leo Vince slip on would be really nice :evil
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-05-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,896
Posted By TwoDuckDad
Portland connection

who lives in Portland, owns a BMW DS bike, and willing to chat with a noob who just bought a 2002 Dakar?

I'd love to chat about tires first. Holy cow the dealers want an arm and a leg for tires...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15,369
Views: 1,790,159
Posted By TwoDuckDad
Moohoohoohaahaa :evil She's all mine boys. I...

Moohoohoohaahaa :evil She's all mine boys. I decided to go check it out before someone else did. It has 22K miles and appears to rarely been ridden off road as there are no scratches on her! Came...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15,369
Views: 1,790,159
Posted By TwoDuckDad
Help ASAP

Reeeeaaaaallllllyyyyy close to buying a Dakar :evil and need to chat with someone who knows the bike well and can perhaps identify stock vs. "Farkles" from photos. Please PM me so we can connect. ...
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