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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By tbarstow
That's an aggressive plan for 7 days of riding...

That's an aggressive plan for 7 days of riding (less the day on each end of screwing around picking up/dropping off bikes). Las Vegas to Moab is almost 500 miles.

The Google Maps info will be...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6,873
Views: 1,046,046
Posted By tbarstow
Question Getting rid of the bubble level was the first...

Getting rid of the bubble level was the first recall on the XChallenge!
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6,873
Views: 1,046,046
Posted By tbarstow
Check the inside of your air box. You may have...

Check the inside of your air box. You may have more oil than normal inside of it.

What was the oil level when the bike was hot and vertical with the dipstick pushed all of the way in?

If you...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By tbarstow
Yes. You can use Google to find your answer.

Yes. You can use Google to find your answer.
Forum: The Garage 08-16-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By tbarstow
Any pics of the sprocket on and off the bike? ...

Any pics of the sprocket on and off the bike?

How's your chain tension.
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6,873
Views: 1,046,046
Posted By tbarstow
The TT tank is a waste. It is monstrously huge,...

The TT tank is a waste. It is monstrously huge, over weights the front end, and puts you in a bad riding position. It also kills your fuel economy at highway speeds, as you're now pushing a huge...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 6,873
Views: 1,046,046
Posted By tbarstow
Yes. Revavlve. Respring. Heavier oil.

Yes. Revavlve. Respring. Heavier oil.
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 251,274
Posted By tbarstow
That's why your bikes should be parked in the...

That's why your bikes should be parked in the living room.
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 251,274
Posted By tbarstow
That's the plan Jeff. Let me know if you...

That's the plan Jeff.

Let me know if you need some modern parts adjusted to fit your vintage bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9,029
Views: 1,324,430
Posted By tbarstow
Just put the 21 on the fron and stop worrying...

Just put the 21 on the fron and stop worrying street handling.
Forum: Vendors 08-07-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 15,186
Posted By tbarstow
With a pair of extra hands, you can tear one down...

With a pair of extra hands, you can tear one down and put it back together in 12 hours. Faster if one of you has done it before.
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 251,274
Posted By tbarstow
I put all of the craigslist purchases together...

I put all of the craigslist purchases together today:

1 huge rolling table that used to hold a 4 head sewing machine
1 " piece of plywood for the table top
1 9x20 lathe
1 mini mill

Bolted...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-03-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By tbarstow
Go to the Pro Gun Club between Boulder City and...

Go to the Pro Gun Club between Boulder City and Henderson, on highway 95.

Pro Gun Club
12801 Old U.S. 95
Boulder City, NV 89005
Open today
7:00 am – 5:00 pm

http://progunclub.com
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6,873
Views: 1,046,046
Posted By tbarstow
The splines on the output shaft are too small....

The splines on the output shaft are too small. Look at every other high performance 650 to 990 sized bike and you'll see much larger splines.
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9,029
Views: 1,324,430
Posted By tbarstow
When you cleaned your throttle body, did you...

When you cleaned your throttle body, did you remove the TPS?
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6,873
Views: 1,046,046
Posted By tbarstow
The shifter forks are rather fragile on these...

The shifter forks are rather fragile on these bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6,873
Views: 1,046,046
Posted By tbarstow
See if your neutral switch is intact. Also see...

See if your neutral switch is intact. Also see if the clutch cover is worn on the inside.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-30-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,335
Posted By tbarstow
Burn the Deathwing out on the asphalt for this...

Burn the Deathwing out on the asphalt for this trip.
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6,873
Views: 1,046,046
Posted By tbarstow
I would ride it and not worry about it. If...

I would ride it and not worry about it.

If you do break it, you have all winter to fix it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9,029
Views: 1,324,430
Posted By tbarstow
Snooker - good to hear that you're back to...

Snooker - good to hear that you're back to wearing pants while riding!

Those little clamps can be put on with a set of CV Joint Boot Clamp Pliers:
...
Forum: The Garage 07-28-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,321
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Posted By tbarstow
I usually learn through the mistakes of others,...

I usually learn through the mistakes of others, but I've done this and only pick up a can of either AFTER my safety glasses are put on.
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6,873
Views: 1,046,046
Posted By tbarstow
This is normal. Part of the system startup.

This is normal. Part of the system startup.
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6,873
Views: 1,046,046
Posted By tbarstow
Yes I did. I finally got my lathe, so I'll have...

Yes I did. I finally got my lathe, so I'll have something coming out shortly.
Forum: Americas 07-25-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By tbarstow
As mentioned earlier, be wary of your fuel range....

As mentioned earlier, be wary of your fuel range. Too many eastern tourists don't realize how far apart things are out west. I've lost count of the number of them I come across out of gas in the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6,873
Views: 1,046,046
Posted By tbarstow
Not a genius, just a metallurgist. To put...

Not a genius, just a metallurgist.

To put them back in, cut one of the old bearings and it will close up, then freeze the bearing you want to put in and use the cut bearing for a drift to gently...
Forum: Americas 07-24-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By tbarstow
Looks like a decent plan. When in the big...

Looks like a decent plan.

When in the big cities out west, do not equate distance with time. You will move very slowly (i.e., 10 miles is a 45 minute drive).

Have a rain suit handy, know how...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6,873
Views: 1,046,046
Posted By tbarstow
Not a good idea. Too much room to fill with...

Not a good idea. Too much room to fill with grease and hiw would you get any into the top bearing?
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6,873
Views: 1,046,046
Posted By tbarstow
Not so much. It's had 18k of bumps and such. ...

Not so much. It's had 18k of bumps and such. The steering stem is aluminum, so don't whack it. Go down the steering tube with something long enough to work the bearing loose with.

If you're not...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6,873
Views: 1,046,046
Posted By tbarstow
If the temperature sensor isn't working right,...

If the temperature sensor isn't working right, the fan would have issues. I don't know if it operates as a normally-open or normally-closed sensor.

Your low coolant may be due to the water pump...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-21-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8,901
Views: 598,473
Posted By tbarstow
Holy cow! Wally was on The Tonight Show with...

Holy cow! Wally was on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/l0zNaSlZmKg?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0"...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-21-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By tbarstow
You are paranoid. Lock them up in the back...

You are paranoid.

Lock them up in the back of your truck. Park it at the casino near the Harleys.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,234
Posted By tbarstow
I think I'll be better off making a whole new...

I think I'll be better off making a whole new shaft rather than messing with welding an existing shaft.

Then start thinking about oil seals and bearings for it, as the current oil seal will fit...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,234
Posted By tbarstow
Just looking at sprocket sizes, I'd probably end...

Just looking at sprocket sizes, I'd probably end up using a 690 sprocket, as it comes in similar tooth counts.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,234
Posted By tbarstow
I've been thinking about doing something similar,...

I've been thinking about doing something similar, but I'd go for sprockets designed for a higher HP bike, like a F800 or 950 KTM.
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By tbarstow
All slime does is make a mess.

All slime does is make a mess.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By tbarstow
Go jiggle your rotors to check the float bobbins....

Go jiggle your rotors to check the float bobbins. Pull the calipers and see if you have a contaminated brake pad or a bent retainer clip.
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6,873
Views: 1,046,046
Posted By tbarstow
You go buy the disc from BMW. Also known as the...

You go buy the disc from BMW. Also known as the REPROM.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6,873
Views: 1,046,046
Posted By tbarstow
I have been thinking about trying one of these,...

I have been thinking about trying one of these, as my bike is coming up on 35k miles:

http://www.cyclebuy.com/shopping/golan/index.htm
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6,873
Views: 1,046,046
Posted By tbarstow
One of the bolts on the water pump cover is a...

One of the bolts on the water pump cover is a drain. Granted, I have only drained the coolant to replace the coolant line that gets scorched by the header when using a Leo Vince exhaust.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By tbarstow
Sounds like your seat is in the high position. ...

Sounds like your seat is in the high position. Take it off and reposition it in the low position.

For the windshield, take it off. The instrument panel gives a nice even flow of air over it.
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