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Forum: Thumpers Today, 12:14 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Secret to installing EVO pegs

Hey Force0321,
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a606/motopsychoman/IMG_6460_zpsfab449fc.jpg

Use Vise-Grips to compress the spring so you can line everything up and drop the pin in.

You will...
Forum: The Garage Today, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 638
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek EXACTLY why I went with the silver Jesse bags. ...

EXACTLY why I went with the silver Jesse bags.

But the powder coat on mine isn't holding up well. The stuff sliding around inside is removing the finish inside the lower half of the bags, and a...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 06:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 638
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I'd look for some small shop to powder coat it...

I'd look for some small shop to powder coat it for you. Here it usually runs about $100 for the first piece and then about $5 to $20 for each additional piece, depending on size.

I'd do the color...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7,922
Views: 1,056,697
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek McMaster-Carr, 4x4 (.25"x.25") 304SS welded mesh....

McMaster-Carr, 4x4 (.25"x.25") 304SS welded mesh. I bought a 12"x24" sheet. Enough extra material to make at least one mistake.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#9322T65

Only tools required were sheet...
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,219
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek For heavy gauge wires, solder and wrap/heat...

For heavy gauge wires, solder and wrap/heat shrink. Twist the wires together first, then heat the wires and flow the solder into the wires. Don't lay a blob of solder on the iron and expect it to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 08:52 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Pretty easy, but it took time to get the bends...

Pretty easy, but it took time to get the bends right. Use welded mesh, not woven mesh. And the mesh needs to stand 10mm or more off the face of the radiator....
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 07:00 PM
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Views: 1,056,697
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Radiator guards ...

Radiator guards
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a606/motopsychoman/Sertao%20finished/Guards5b_zpsaa463666.jpg

ABS sensor guards...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7,922
Views: 1,056,697
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Welcome to the fray, I mean, thread. Most of us...

Welcome to the fray, I mean, thread. Most of us think the Tao is a great bike for everything. It's not a GS1200, but it's not intended to be.

Anyhow, I've seen mention by a couple of folk here...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7,922
Views: 1,056,697
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Haven't had any difficulties with the Motech...

Haven't had any difficulties with the Motech center stand on my bike. Up on the stand, the bike is no less stable than I am... on various surfaces. Some folks complain about how tough it is the get...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 08:16 AM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Don't need it to be sunny, but it's been raining...

Don't need it to be sunny, but it's been raining here for a week+ and I'm trying not to get any sicker, so staying in the enclosed transport. First dry day and I'm trying out my new front wheel !
...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Had great luck with Tsubaki on both my GS750 and...

Had great luck with Tsubaki on both my GS750 and GSF1200. But $$$. Have an RK on the Bandit right now. Just bought an RK for my Sertao replacement.

Are you going to get the EK screw-type master...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Is it leaking? If so, is it the hose that is...

Is it leaking? If so, is it the hose that is leaking? Is it one of the O-rings? I've had the O-rings leak. Change the hose and re-use all the funky pieces like I did on the front hoses.

If the...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek The 'other' cooler end is just a hose barb with a...

The 'other' cooler end is just a hose barb with a collar crimped over it. You can slide the hose directly over the barb and use a hose clamp ( or a pretty hose clamp ).
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7,922
Views: 1,056,697
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek When all mounted up, are the F800 pegs any lower...

When all mounted up, are the F800 pegs any lower than the stock G650 pegs?

Also, are you going to have to extend the shifter as the pegs are wider?
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Just from the local speed shop. That way I could...

Just from the local speed shop. That way I could look at the parts. If you can't salvage the lower lines, you'll end up having to find your own banjo bolts. Maybe something like this...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Pix of hose change

Looks like my cooler lines are 10mm OD, ~ 3/8" OD, so I probably used 3/8" hose.

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a606/motopsychoman/IMG_6445_zps72713465.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,328
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I highly recommend these for all hollow-wall and...

I highly recommend these for all hollow-wall and hollow block anchoring:

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/SC1ZuxuZ2PU/hqdefault.jpg

Couple of trade names: Toggler, Hilti makes some also.
They hold lots...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I bought bulk braided hose (3/8" ID, I think) and...

I bought bulk braided hose (3/8" ID, I think) and some fancy Earls covers. Then I cut the old crimped clamps off, removed the old hoses, measured and cut the new ones to match. I think I had to...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek It's been a very long time since I bought an EK,...

It's been a very long time since I bought an EK, but they used to be good. And for the price they charge, they OUGHT to be very good. I very recently considered an EK for my G650 but it cost about...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 12:43 AM
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Views: 1,056,697
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Item 3 is the same on both the ABS and non-ABS...

Item 3 is the same on both the ABS and non-ABS fiche. A single 3mm Teflon braided SS line would be preferable and easier to bleed the air from.
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 10:57 PM
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Views: 1,056,697
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Anyone considered this (#1): ...

Anyone considered this (#1):

http://www.ascycles.com/Illustrated_catalog2/MicroImage.aspx?ImageFileName=dbvis2214102794782778373.bin

US$18.94. You would have to plug the two ports in the ABS...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 127,452
Posted By Motopsychoman
Wednesday it is (if my wife lets me go...) -...

Wednesday it is (if my wife lets me go...)
- Marty

Sent from my YP-GI1 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 127,452
Posted By Motopsychoman
Okay, I'm confused. What day and where? - Marty...

Okay, I'm confused. What day and where?
- Marty

Sent from my YP-GI1 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 05:54 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek The engine will get smoother as it breaks in....

The engine will get smoother as it breaks in. Mine keep getting smoother for about the first 6,000 miles then has stayed about the same after that.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7,922
Views: 1,056,697
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I have the 899264 <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> ...

I have the 899264 <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7,922
Views: 1,056,697
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I agree it could be easier and that the mount is...

I agree it could be easier and that the mount is quite a bit aft of the CG, but I don't have too much trouble because I have +30 lbs on you. It isn't a whole lot worse than my Bandit 1200. When the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7,922
Views: 1,056,697
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Which center stand do you have? My bike isn't too...

Which center stand do you have? My bike isn't too bad to get lifted up on the Motech stand.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7,922
Views: 1,056,697
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Those are the correct Barkbusters (BHG45). It is...

Those are the correct Barkbusters (BHG45). It is for the R100 without heated grips and the G650GS with OEM heated grips. On Revzilla, click the tab for SKUs. Should be BB BGH45 ???.
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7,922
Views: 1,056,697
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I'd blame to stock tires...

I'd blame to stock tires...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7,922
Views: 1,056,697
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Evo 3 pegs and etc

trrt was absolutely correct about installing Evo 3 pegs. You have to grind off some of the mount to allow them to fold back. I like them because they lowered my feet by almost an inch and my knees...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-05-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 127,452
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Wednesday 12/10 PCBC

I'm in if the wife will let me go. I've been traveling a lot as of late and won't get back until the night before. Glad you picked Wednesday over Tuesday.
- Marty
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Thx for the info. I'm also a much more on-road...

Thx for the info. I'm also a much more on-road than off-road guy, in mostly dry conditions at an average (wimp) pace. How many miles you have on the set? I have Heidenaus on and really like them...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 12:12 PM
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Missed this one months ago. How do you like the...

Missed this one months ago. How do you like the MT90, especially the front? I'm about to drop the hammer and buy a TKC front.
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 12:08 PM
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Views: 1,056,697
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Touratech.com (referred to as TT by folks here on...

Touratech.com (referred to as TT by folks here on the thread, Touratech-USA.com over here in the states) seems to be where he obtained the parts. Other options are AltRdier.com, TwistedThrottle.com,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7,922
Views: 1,056,697
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I have the Motech center stand and like it. I...

I have the Motech center stand and like it. I like the fact that the legs are straight and not bent. Can't speak to the TT. Motech was the cheapest of the bunch at the time.
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7,922
Views: 1,056,697
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Farkels

I have a couple of TwistedThrottle 10% discount coupons that expire 12/31/2014. I don't see any TwistedThrottle purchases in my immediate future, so if you can use one, PM me.
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,244
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek +1 How about a DRZ400SM? If it had been...

+1

How about a DRZ400SM? If it had been long-haul worthy, I would have have bought one for adventuring. Not going to haul me and a ton of gear, but for back roads, it's a blast.
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 07:54 AM
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Views: 1,056,697
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I agree that you really want to balance the bike...

I agree that you really want to balance the bike a little more toward the rear for hard off-road work. You want it to be easier to lift the front. This is where off-road and on-road diverge some. For...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7,922
Views: 1,056,697
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Pegs

Think I have to disagree with WayneC1 for once. I installed EVO3 pegs, not for off-road grip, but for the lowering. In the lower orientation, the EVO3 pegs area almost a full inch lower than stock...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7,922
Views: 1,056,697
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I noticed yesterday that Altrider now lists a...

I noticed yesterday that Altrider now lists a centerstand for the G650GS. http://www.altrider.com/altrider-center-stand-for-bmw-g-650-gs/pid/1310 Does not mention Sertao or Dakar. You might contact...
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