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Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 97,455
Views: 18,489,213
Posted By mpillis
Uhoh

I am glad I saw this post. I just changed tires on my bike for the first time. I just checked and I installed my speedo cable pointing almost straight up. I have not ridden the bike yet since tire...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-21-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 148,848
Posted By mpillis
T63

I just put T63's on my DR650. have not ridden it yet. That front looks skinny and when rolling it across the garage I really feel the knobs. How are these tires going to feel on the twisties and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-14-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 148,848
Posted By mpillis
Carrier

Thanks guys, I am leaning towards just using the trailer I have. I wan thinking I would be nervous as hell everytime I hit a bump. Losing a bike off the back would ruin a vacation. It is a 7x10...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-14-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 148,848
Posted By mpillis
Carrier

The HF carrier has a weight limit of 400 lbs and my DR650 dry weight is 360. It aluminum and if I went with a steel one (more money) then I may exceed my hitch weight of 500lbs. OHHH decisions...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-14-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 148,848
Posted By mpillis
Transporting bikes

How do you guys transport your bikes to off road rides when you don't ride them there? Does anyone use a hitch carrier like the Harbor Freight hitch carrier? I have a 4Runner with 500lb hitch...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-14-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 148,848
Posted By mpillis
Salt

I will ride when it is cold but not when there is salt on road. It will get into every nook and cranny that you cannot get clean. Very corrosive!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-11-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 148,848
Posted By mpillis
Hiking Big Bone

I wear hiking boots and trekking poles. I hike Big Bone 2-3 times a week even in this weather. Just have to dress for it. Already walked 2 miles this morning in neighborhood and debating whether...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-06-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 148,848
Posted By mpillis
Shawnee

Can someone please tell me where Shawnee is? Thanks
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-20-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7,774
Views: 7,074,816
Posted By mpillis
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-15-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 148,848
Posted By mpillis
Where in Indiana?

Hi guys, where in SE Indiana are you guys dual sport riding? I live in Union, Ky ride DR650 and would like to find some places to ride.
Thanks all
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-16-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 148,848
Posted By mpillis
White Sulphur or S-tree

Ok I am heading out for my first DS ride on Monday on my DR650. I will be camping for a few days. Originally was heading down to Clear Creek campground near Salt Lick, Ky and ride White Sulphur OHV...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-11-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 11,206
Views: 1,222,919
Posted By mpillis
Thank you!

You are a genius! I am using a power outlet plug with SAE on other end with red and black wires. Who would have thought that the black wire goes to red and red goes to black. What the hell?
Again...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-11-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 11,206
Views: 1,222,919
Posted By mpillis
AMPS and mount not charging or powering

Installed AMPS mount and 650t. I cut the cable down and wired an SAE connector to it so I can move from bike to bike. I have 14v at on of the pins on bottom of mount. But the GPS is not powering...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-05-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By mpillis
Ok I did it

I ordered the AMPS mount and a bunch of cables and adaptors.
Thanks again guys.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-05-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By mpillis
Thanks again

Not sure what to say to that other than I have been Binging all kinda stuff trying to figure out wiring for my bikes.
Thanks for the link answers a lot of my questions.
I have an LT with a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-05-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By mpillis
Thanks

Those are what I am looking for. I notice the AMP mount has 4 wires + audio, hook up +and - to sae connector. Do I need the other 2 wires? If so what are they for?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-05-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By mpillis
Ok where

Ok where can I get the type of connector that Battery Tenders use? I would like to go to a AMPS if I can move it easily. I also want to use the connector on the bike to trickle charge battery. ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-05-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By mpillis
Amps mount

Would be fine for 1 bike but I want to use the Montana on several bikes.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-05-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By mpillis
Powering Montana cable question

Ok I cannot find it but seems like it should available somewhere. I am looking for a power cable to power my Montana, I want the mini usb plug on one end and the connector that comes with the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 148,848
Posted By mpillis
Hi

Thanks, I was looking at the SHinko's 700 today and I think that is what I am going with. Looking forward to getting down to Stree in about 3 weeks.
Ride Safe
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 148,848
Posted By mpillis
DR other duties

Yes I am planning on doing some adv touring and camping. I bought the DR so I can ride it to the trails also. I have been doing this on a 1150GSA and have decided it is too heavy for what I want to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 148,848
Posted By mpillis
Great pics and video

Been lurking here for a while now. I live in Union, Ky and a couple of months ago I picked up a DR650. Looking at the recent pics posted from Shawnee ( have never been there) it looks like you are...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,091
Posted By mpillis
Ex HD Rider

Rode many HD's over the many years. I sold my last one after I wa cruising along at 45mph in a 55 mph zone when all of a sudden an old lady in a Buick passed me honking her horn and flipping me off....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By mpillis
Belt

I made the mistake of leaving my new belt in a very cold garage prior to putting it on. After an hour of scratching my head I got my wifes hair dryer and warmed the belt up some making it more...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 21,307
Posted By mpillis
Exhaust

Where does the exhaust exit in relation to the gas can?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,828
Posted By mpillis
Thumb Mission Accomplished

Thanks for all the help guys. I did call Beemerboneyard and gave him my vin and he told me it is the correct belt. Well, I had a DUH moment. Note to self and others: DO NOT try and install a belt...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,828
Posted By mpillis
Thanks guys but

Ok got the old belt off. Bought a new belt from Beemerboneyard and the numbers look different. The old belt was a #592 and new belt is 611 from a manufacturer Continental Contitech. So far unable...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,828
Posted By mpillis
Question 2004 1150gsa Belt replacement question

Bike has 37k miles. Pulled cover and belt looks fine. Would rather replace it now before problems. I have searched and found lot's of stuff on replacing belt on 1200 GS's but not on 1150. Can...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,419
Posted By mpillis
Well said BobbySands

I want to know the outcome of the bike repair.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,419
Posted By mpillis
Question I want to know

Have you found out anything from the dealer on what the real problem was?
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,907
Posted By mpillis
Airhawk

I don't. No straps. Just sit on it.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,467
Posted By mpillis
Gs+lt

I am very fortunate to own both. 05 LT and 04 GSA. Two totally different "Big Pigs" I am 5'6. The LT has carried wife and I from Kentucky to Montana, Canada, Florida and many other places. Two...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By mpillis
Thanks

Thanks guys
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By mpillis
Question Replacing R throttle cable?

CRAP! 2004 R1150GSA, the adjuster on the right side throttle cable is stripped so I need to replace the cable. I have looked thru a bunch of documentation and there is a splitter located below the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,665
Posted By mpillis
Oil level

Thanks guys
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,665
Posted By mpillis
To Flatland964

You are right my bike probably does NOT lean as much as yours. I put lower shocks on bike and did not change sidestand. Good catch
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,665
Posted By mpillis
Do I need to add oil?

Ok I have read all the threads on checking oil and of course I am still confused. 2004 1150GSA. Here is a breakdown of my oil levels following a ride. Do I need to add oil and your reasoning????
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By mpillis
turn off headlights

maybe a dumb question but how do you turn off your headlights? I have the same problem on my 2004 1150GSA.
Forum: Canada 04-23-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By mpillis
Thanks

That looks like a great route!!!
Forum: Canada 04-20-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By mpillis
Route

Thanks guys I will check it out.
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