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Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 613
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek +1 on the Odyssey. I changed out dead standard...

+1 on the Odyssey. I changed out dead standard lead-acid batteries on my G/S reliably at 3 year intervals for 20+ years. I now have 6 or 7 years on my PC680 and it often sat for long times. Best...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7,021
Views: 918,025
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek You say "a tasty smell". Do you mean a "sweet...

You say "a tasty smell". Do you mean a "sweet smell"? A sweet smell is likely anti-freeze. There is a tiny vent hole at the front of the water pump. Mine has a drop of anti-freeze visible, but no...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,436
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Sorry, I don't own a GSW or the disc. If someone...

Sorry, I don't own a GSW or the disc. If someone offers to buy both for me, I'll be glad to report back.
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7,021
Views: 918,025
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek My Bandit 1200 has a low seat, narrow handlebar,...

My Bandit 1200 has a low seat, narrow handlebar, 100+ HP and weighs about 500 lbs. It feels very funky and dangerous to ride after spending a year on the 'Tao.
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By Motopsychoman
Look at the McMaster link. There are a number of...

Look at the McMaster link. There are a number of types available. I was suggesting a wrap around type. There are mesh/weave kinds and plastic corrugated styles.

Sent from my YP-GI1 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Don't use heat-shrink as it will become too stiff...

Don't use heat-shrink as it will become too stiff after it is shrunk to size. You want something that will remain flexible.
I'd use something like the standard wrap-around here, or the the full...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7,021
Views: 918,025
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Dunc, here you go: ...

Dunc, here you go:

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a606/motopsychoman/IMG_6091_zps831f4884.jpg
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a606/motopsychoman/IMG_6092_zpsf96ebcd2.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,436
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Thx. The WiFi does USB also.

Thx. The WiFi does USB also.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,436
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek My Netbook (using right now) is 1152 x 864 and...

My Netbook (using right now) is 1152 x 864 and RepRom is fine. No problems at all.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,436
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Perfect ! Answers exactly my question. Thanks. ...

Perfect ! Answers exactly my question. Thanks.
Which GS-911 are you using (USB, BlueTooth, or new WiFi)?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,436
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek You don't need to image the BMW DVD to run it....

You don't need to image the BMW DVD to run it. Just copy everything off the disc to your PC, Netbook, Tablet (Windows) in a folder on the desktop. I actually carry my DVD copied to a SD card so I can...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,436
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek That only works if you have web access. I go lots...

That only works if you have web access. I go lots of places without. If you have web access, it's great and simple.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,436
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Same Idea

The BMW DVD only runs under Windows. I've been looking at the Dell Venue 8 Pro, but haven't been able to try loading the program yet. I'd like to see about that and figuring out if I can link a...
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Last time I pulled the jugs off (maybe 10 years...

Last time I pulled the jugs off (maybe 10 years ago), I really didn't want the push rod tube seals leaking again. I spread a thin layer of Yamabond 4 on the tube and on the bottom of the seal (where...
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I don't consider this as too big a job. Get a...

I don't consider this as too big a job. Get a Haynes manual and read through the engine chapter. It doesn't require many specialized tools, but I did buy a piston ring compressor especially for that...
Forum: Americas 09-11-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Middle Sierra passes (Hwy 4, Hwy 108) generally...

Middle Sierra passes (Hwy 4, Hwy 108) generally open by Memorial Day. Tioga Pass through Yosemite can be closed until mid-July some years.
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7,021
Views: 918,025
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Better yet, put lock washers on the battery bolts...

Better yet, put lock washers on the battery bolts like the factory should have...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 917
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek When I lived in Boston, I had a 1" steel cable...

When I lived in Boston, I had a 1" steel cable cemented into the ground that I would run through the frame and use a heavy padlock. Cable is harder to cut than a chain.
Now I have a backyard with a...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I'm kind of at the same place. '86 R80G/S with...

I'm kind of at the same place. '86 R80G/S with 84,000 miles. Taken apart to fix leaks, paint, scrape, etc.

I would definitely recommend removing the oil plan and cleaning out the debris and the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7,021
Views: 918,025
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek brake pads

I am considering giving these EBC pads a try when the time comes:

http://ebcbrakes.com/product/sintered-brake-pads/

I've used HH pads on my Bandit forever and they are great on the street, but...
Forum: Americas 09-09-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Glad to see you are taking Hwy 89 out of Tahoe...

Glad to see you are taking Hwy 89 out of Tahoe and up through Lassen. A really nice drive.

Coming down 101 from Eureka, you have to take the Avenue Of The Giants, Hwy 254. It parallels 101. Then...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I believe it is actually cast steel, lots...

I believe it is actually cast steel, lots stronger. But it makes a great shillelagh either way!
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek All of the detail on the teeth looks correct. The...

All of the detail on the teeth looks correct. The cutback (step) at the ends is near zero and about half way at the far back. The markings on it do not look like the ones on mine.
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,475
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Materials age and they age faster under some...

Materials age and they age faster under some conditions. 5 years is probably a conservative number for a helmet that is not subjected to severe conditions like high heat. I usually go somewhat over 5...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,341
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek If you decide you are interested in the Sertao,...

If you decide you are interested in the Sertao, there is a great thread with more info than you will want
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=747861
I really like the 'Tao for what I plan...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,341
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Well unless you are shopping for used bikes, they...

Well unless you are shopping for used bikes, they don't make the Dakar any more. The Sertao is the more off road capable BMW 650 these days.

Both the KLR and the BMW are capable off-road bikes for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,746
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek In a perfect world...

ABS would always win. But this isn't a perfect world and there are some situations where ABS can work against you.

But consider, I'd guess that better than 95% of motorcyclists grab too much brake...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7,021
Views: 918,025
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Aren't those the SW-Motech crash bars? The...

Aren't those the SW-Motech crash bars? The Altrider bars look very different.

Also, the black bodywork looks really great. Black and Chrome has always been one of my favorite color schemes for...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7,021
Views: 918,025
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Crash bar/skid plate combos

Anybody tried the Happy-Trails skid plate with the Altrider crash bars? I want to add some upper protection which means I have few options unless I dump the BMW cage.
The Altrider bars look really...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7,021
Views: 918,025
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek As always, thanks for the info Wayne. - Marty

As always, thanks for the info Wayne.

- Marty
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7,021
Views: 918,025
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Ricor Intiminators

Okay, so I've decided to do this, but there has been some talk here about them arriving with incorrect seals. I've tried to contact Ricor but they are slow to respond.
So which 41mm Intiminator is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-05-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 111,065
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Don't need the 'stitch. Just wear your helmet.

Don't need the 'stitch. Just wear your helmet.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-05-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 111,065
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek We were all n00bs once. Of course. Just show up...

We were all n00bs once. Of course. Just show up and look for a bunch of mangy folks wearing MC gear. Introduce your self.

Looks like I won't be there this month to meet you.

- Marty
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7,021
Views: 918,025
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a606/motopsych...

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a606/motopsychoman/Corbin_zpsc14203e2.jpg

I did 10 hours in the saddle with a busted-up back. No pain as long as I was on the bike. Corbins are something you...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I've seen those also. Good price. Let me know how...

I've seen those also. Good price. Let me know how they work out.
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Glad to help. Just out of curiosity, is the front...

Glad to help. Just out of curiosity, is the front sprocket the same on the XC as the Tao?
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Has anyone tried this: ...

Has anyone tried this:

http://www.wmbarr.com/Images/ProductImages/GJBP00203_web%202.19.13.jpg

I've used it on all kinds of epoxies, but never have tried it on JB Weld or JB Kwik. It does have...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I'm looking at the RK 520GXW-112 chain. About $85...

I'm looking at the RK 520GXW-112 chain. About $85 on Amazon. Seems a decent price for a good chain.

Everyone one on the Sertao thread seems to go with JT sprockets as well. Rear sprocket (steel)...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7,021
Views: 918,025
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek As far as I know, a catalytic converter always is...

As far as I know, a catalytic converter always is in front of the muffler as you need to keep the exhaust gas temperature as high as possible. Never seen a design with it the other way around.
You...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7,021
Views: 918,025
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek The "1st" canister is not a pre-muffler, it is...

The "1st" canister is not a pre-muffler, it is the catalytic converter. Drilling holes in may do very bad things. The "2nd" can is the muffler.
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