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Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 133,209
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Thanks for the tip. It was a Zadi for sure. Smart...

Thanks for the tip. It was a Zadi for sure. Smart move to look for those since the electrical system was assembles by aprilia!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-17-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Wait, sorry this passed a while ago.

Wait, sorry this passed a while ago.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-17-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By WHOISDIRK
I could do 26th, 27th, 28th. I might be getting...

I could do 26th, 27th, 28th. I might be getting up there pretty late on the 26th but I also might be able to get out of work a little early.
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 133,209
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Thanks August, I hot-wired it and it fired...

Thanks August,
I hot-wired it and it fired right up! I'm going to see if I can find a cheap replacement but if not I'll just throw a switch on it.
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 133,209
Posted By WHOISDIRK
This thread is for issues. I'm sure there is a...

This thread is for issues. I'm sure there is a thread for mods. Id look around for a mod thread. This might help you get started though http://mattsnook.com/bmw/bmwXCountry/bmwLinks/
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 133,209
Posted By WHOISDIRK
I checked all the fuses and they are all in good...

I checked all the fuses and they are all in good condition. I even put in fresh ones for all but the 7.5s. I'll be ordering some 7.5 fuses just to have fresh ones and spares the kit I ordered didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 133,209
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Eek Fyi

I also wanted to point out that all the information and ideas from my last post were almost all taken from other posts in this thread.

I just wanted to be clear that if I came off like I know...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 133,209
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Will it hurt to Hot-wire? Testing a Dead Ignition

2007 X-country
28,000 miles, bought it early this year with a few less k on it.

Mods:
Canister removed
K&N filer
Air Box Removed
Shorai Lithium Iron battery
Battery tender leads attached...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Thanks dhally You warned me away from some...

Thanks dhally

You warned me away from some bad options and gave my some new ones. Much appreciated!
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By WHOISDIRK
We can find a lot of 650s within budget but it...

We can find a lot of 650s within budget but it seems like that puts the weight up from 300lbs to 400lbs. I was thinking it might be worth it since they can do long highway stretches and are a better...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Thanks. I've never seen a DRZ250 either just 400s...

Thanks. I've never seen a DRZ250 either just 400s and 650s, maybe they only exist on the internet.

Good to know that the klx is a good size, my guess is that's what we'll end up going with. Also...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By WHOISDIRK
250 DS for a New Rider

A buddy just got his M! and wants to learn on a dual sport 250.

I'm trying to help him choose what to buy. He's about 6' 1" so it would be nice to have something with good tall ergos and he's...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-02-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4,914
Views: 445,132
Posted By WHOISDIRK
[QUOTE=SFMCjohn;24965586]Hey LTS, Thanks for...

[QUOTE=SFMCjohn;24965586]Hey LTS,
Thanks for the kind words! I was sorry to miss Hesaid/Shesaid's ride,
and to hear about your shoulder ... it was cool to hang out around the
campfire in DV and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By WHOISDIRK
It's a efi thumper from 2007 I'l head over...

It's a efi thumper from 2007

I'l head over the the g650 issues thread since the issue is changing currently.

It went away the next time I rode didn't show up again for days and then today the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By WHOISDIRK
I just went down at lunch and it was fine so...

I just went down at lunch and it was fine so wither it takes time for the negative pressure to build up in the tank or this only happens when the bike is warm. Who knows, it might never happen again.
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By WHOISDIRK
g 650x country dies at idle

I just swapped out the air filter and battery in my g650x country, I'm not sure if this has anything to do with this issue but I wanted to give some background. I went on a solid 3-4 hour ride this...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-22-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 21,501
Posted By WHOISDIRK
It's the bike unfortunately but thanks for...

It's the bike unfortunately but thanks for offering to loan me the trailer that was very generous. I'll eventually get a truck so I can haul the toys to the woods rather than pushing through 4 hrs of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-22-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 21,501
Posted By WHOISDIRK
sad times

Loading up the bike one of the racks broke and on closer inspection the other looks a little weak from rust. Looks like I won't be able to make this one. Have a great time and stay safe
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 25,623
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Conti trail attack 2

I've been on the continental trail attack 2s for a bit now and am really happy with them on the road, they're grippy in the turns and quiet on the highway. I've ridden 1000 or so miles on them and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-19-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 21,501
Posted By WHOISDIRK
In Friday night

I'll be in Friday night 8-9pm after riding out from work in Daly City on a g650 Xcountry. Looking forward to it
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-15-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 21,501
Posted By WHOISDIRK
It'll be great to have some ridgebacks around. I...

It'll be great to have some ridgebacks around. I used to look after my friend's when he traveled and they are a very smart and well behaved breed. I'm glad there are two because, like Kimberly, I'll...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-22-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4,914
Views: 445,132
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Look out for poison oak if you camp at glory hole...

Look out for poison oak if you camp at glory hole it's all over

Explaining I got a bad rash at the glory hole was very hard to live down
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9,070
Views: 1,347,810
Posted By WHOISDIRK
g650gs

They're bring back our engine and giving our bike a cousin the g650gs... the there's an optional center stand, I wonder if it fits our bikes or not

Anyone know how much the bikes share or the best...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-08-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 21,501
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Thanks for making it up to check it out! Lots of...

Thanks for making it up to check it out! Lots of shade and tall trees seems pretty ideal to me:clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-08-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Booked that weekend:cry but I'm in for the next...

Booked that weekend:cry but I'm in for the next noob ride!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-02-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 21,501
Posted By WHOISDIRK
I'm in

I'm in
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-01-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 21,501
Posted By WHOISDIRK
16-17 or 23-24 for me. Can't do anything before...

16-17 or 23-24 for me. Can't do anything before the 11th because me stupid friends keep getting married :puke1 I'm sorry, I meant because I have weddings to go to :freaky

I have continental...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Thanks tbarstow I did a search for ktm 450...

Thanks tbarstow

I did a search for ktm 450 nut and the first thing that came up was a guide for doing this conversion on a g650 Xcountry (sometimes I am glad google can ready my emails and alter...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Thanks I'll pop ove to sears for the big...

Thanks

I'll pop ove to sears for the big wrench but when I put it back on I'll make it as tight as I can with the tools I tent to carry with me. Well, actually I'll probably buy something in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Proper wrench to change rear tire

I'm trying to find the right wrench to remover the wheel from my 07 g650 Xcountry. I have a small adjustable that opens big enough to accept the nut but I can't get enough torque on it (still looking...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-30-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 21,501
Posted By WHOISDIRK
This sounds like a good plan. If there is a...

This sounds like a good plan.

If there is a fire ban at campgrounds we might as well do dispersed camping since schools are out august and there will be a lot of families that may see us as the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-25-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Other thread and also thanks

Thanks Long tall Sally,

The picture looked daunting but also very fun and I meant scared playfully but I'm glad to know well have extraction tools. I'm sure I'll drop it a few times but that's...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-25-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 21,501
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Sounds Great

I'm also free mid august on.

Labor day would allow for a 3 day weekend too 9/1/14 that might allow for a longer trip especially if we took an extra day. That being said this isn't all about my...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-25-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By WHOISDIRK
This is Great!

:clap Thanks for spelling this out so well, extra thanks for the pictures!!

I'm very excited for all of this and only a little scared of that trail picture. Makes me glad I've got soft not hard...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-20-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4,914
Views: 445,132
Posted By WHOISDIRK
[QUOTE=Hesaid;24410910] Yeah, I'm thinking...

[QUOTE=Hesaid;24410910]

Yeah, I'm thinking a Sierra trip around the Shaver area is sounding like just the ticket. What's everyone riding, and what type of street/dirt mix does everyone prefer?...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 1,074,304
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Stock Bash Plate

Has anyone upgraded their bash-plate but not sold their stock one? I'm looking to upgrade my plastic xcountry one with a stock xchallenge plate most of the aftermarket options are a bit out of my...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-03-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4,914
Views: 445,132
Posted By WHOISDIRK
The closest place for epic fire roads for me from...

The closest place for epic fire roads for me from Lower Haight is the Mendocino National Forest, about three hours to Upper Lake where there is a Ranger Station to buy a map, and from there there are...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-02-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4,914
Views: 445,132
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Human Beak-in Period

I've been riding for years and always wanted to get off pavement and into the weeds. I finally got a light adv capable bike (g650 xcountry) and am looking for suggestions on some good trips to cut my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 25,623
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Tires

Are they pretty sticky on canyon roads even with their serious tread? Do you feel like you have to back off in the corners?

I was looking at the pirelli scorpions but they're a bit spendy and it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 25,623
Posted By WHOISDIRK
What problems do you have with the front? ...

What problems do you have with the front?

I'm mostly commuting and usually have to cover an hour to two hrs to get to dirt so I'm looking for a 90-10 street leaning tire. I tend to also do paved...
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