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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-18-2014, 03:16 PM
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Posted By blitheringidiot
'06 BMW F650GS Dakar

Pre-Craigslist post. I've got an '06 F650GS Dakar that's not getting ridden enough. About 8,500 miles on the odo, Hepko Becker top and side cases, center stand, tank bag and a couple other items.
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Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15,395
Views: 1,794,080
Posted By blitheringidiot
Thumb Umm...appears it wuz da battery. :shog Good...

Umm...appears it wuz da battery. :shog

Good exercise to check on the rest of the stuff mentioned.

Thanks guys!
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15,395
Views: 1,794,080
Posted By blitheringidiot
Good stuff--thanks! I'll be busy for a bit.

Good stuff--thanks! I'll be busy for a bit.
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15,395
Views: 1,794,080
Posted By blitheringidiot
The old oil was Valvoline Motorcycle Oil. The...

The old oil was Valvoline Motorcycle Oil. The new stuff is Yamalube. Both 10-40.
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15,395
Views: 1,794,080
Posted By blitheringidiot
I have't tested the battery, but the engine has...

I have't tested the battery, but the engine has always started right up, battery seems to have plenty of juice. The knocking isn't from the battery or starter - there's no clicking while I'm trying...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15,395
Views: 1,794,080
Posted By blitheringidiot
I'll look into that. Battery's good....

I'll look into that.



Battery's good. It started right up before I left; it was just acting weird when I tried to re-start after airing up the tires. And the clicking/knocking doesn't start...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15,395
Views: 1,794,080
Posted By blitheringidiot
Question(s) for the group. I recently got...

Question(s) for the group.

I recently got an '06 Dakar, so I changed the coolant and oil yesterday, following the f650.com and Haynes instructions. Now there's a knock when I start it up that I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-02-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By blitheringidiot
Thumb Thanks Slickhorn - that looks like big fun!! ...

Thanks Slickhorn - that looks like big fun!! Nice to know it can be done in a (long) day, too.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-20-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By blitheringidiot
I could be wrong, but I'm not sure you guys are...

I could be wrong, but I'm not sure you guys are really getting into the spirit of this thing. I think the OP wants to park the truck somewhere between Jackson and Moab, unload the bike, take a 1/2...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-20-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,769
Posted By blitheringidiot
From today's tour tracker: 11:59 There is...

From today's tour tracker:

11:59
There is a Trek rider off the front, which could be Jens Voigt. It's caused another split in the field.

It's worth standing around in the rain just to watch...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,929
Posted By blitheringidiot
Just for reference, I checked with the local...

Just for reference, I checked with the local dealership and they said it would be about $150 labor (1 1/2 hours) and about $30 for the fluid and "those little diaphragm things you have to replace",...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-27-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 22,203
Views: 2,013,842
Posted By blitheringidiot
Did the reverse of this yesterday - up Big...

Did the reverse of this yesterday - up Big Cottonwood, over Guardsman's, Park City, Jeremy Ranch road, East & Emigration Canyons. Good fun! Bikes aplenty everywhere but the dirt section. Saw a KLR...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-16-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22,203
Views: 2,013,842
Posted By blitheringidiot
Thanks, Todd-Squad. If anyone has input on this...

Thanks, Todd-Squad. If anyone has input on this or how you would go about fitting a spark arrestor to an adv bike (specifically a Dakar), lemme know. Thanks.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-13-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22,203
Views: 2,013,842
Posted By blitheringidiot
Spark Arrestor

I've poked through a few threads, but was wondering if you guys have had any experience with bikes without spark arrestors and getting dinged by the forest service folks. Or whoever it is who would...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-12-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,380
Posted By blitheringidiot
The guys here at Brewvies are looking at getting...

The guys here at Brewvies are looking at getting a screening in Salt Lake.
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By blitheringidiot
I was hoping a catalytic converter would qualify...

I was hoping a catalytic converter would qualify as a spart arrester, but the Feds don't think so (http://www.fs.fed.us/eng/pubs/html/03511304/03511304.htm).

"Catalytic converters are not...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15,395
Views: 1,794,080
Posted By blitheringidiot
Me too--so sorry to hear about this, Gravel...

Me too--so sorry to hear about this, Gravel Seeker. Keeping good thoughts for you.
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15,395
Views: 1,794,080
Posted By blitheringidiot
It's me, your problem child. Again. Just...

It's me, your problem child. Again.

Just had the local shop put new TKC80s on, and when I re-mounted the wheels, both brakes are binding. I loosened up the front and bounced it up and down a few...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15,395
Views: 1,794,080
Posted By blitheringidiot
Thanks guys. This thing's been babied,...

Thanks guys.

This thing's been babied, less than 8,000 miles, quite a few accessories already. The guy I bought it from took very good care of it, from everything I can see.
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15,395
Views: 1,794,080
Posted By blitheringidiot
Hi guys. Just picked up an '06 and I've tried a...

Hi guys. Just picked up an '06 and I've tried a number of searches with some success, but still have a few questions if you don't mind.

Octane--it seems like 87 is fine. Is that what you use? The...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-08-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12,073
Views: 1,529,838
Posted By blitheringidiot
'08 ktm 990 adv

$8,500. Seems like a decent price on a low-mileage 990.
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=218&ad=29390189&cat=&lpid=1&search=ktm&ad_cid=2
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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-12-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12,073
Views: 1,529,838
Posted By blitheringidiot
'75 Triumph 750

http://images.craigslist.org/00h0h_awF5ELTNWUn_600x450.jpg

http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/mcy/4368840237.html

What masochist doesn't have a soft spot for one of these? Especially when it...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-05-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12,073
Views: 1,529,838
Posted By blitheringidiot
'95 KTM 440 exc

http://img.ksl.com/mx/mplace-classifieds.ksl.com/373747-1393994222-73289.jpg
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=218&ad=28942107&cat=&lpid=&search=ktm&ad_cid=5

"...consider trade for a bike less violent"...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-21-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12,073
Views: 1,529,838
Posted By blitheringidiot
'00 ktm 640

Handyman's special, $1500.

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=218&ad=28770582&cat=&lpid=3&search=ktm&ad_cid=8

http://img.ksl.com/mx/mplace-classifieds.ksl.com/17386-1392829485-341789.jpg

Wonder what...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-23-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12,073
Views: 1,529,838
Posted By blitheringidiot
ebay...

Here's kind of an interesting ebay auction.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-08-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12,073
Views: 1,529,838
Posted By blitheringidiot
'99 ktm 640

I wouldn't think this one will be for sale much longer.

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=218&ad=28282309&cat=650&lpid=&search=&ad_cid=2
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-20-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12,073
Views: 1,529,838
Posted By blitheringidiot
'85 was the first year the K bikes were imported...

'85 was the first year the K bikes were imported to the US, ja? This one's a Euro bike maybe?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-15-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12,073
Views: 1,529,838
Posted By blitheringidiot
'96 ktm 620

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=218&ad=27640406&cat=650&lpid=&search=&ad_cid=1
I'll bet this one's gone by noon today....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-11-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12,073
Views: 1,529,838
Posted By blitheringidiot
'99 xr650l, $2400

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=218&ad=27557195&cat=650&lpid=&search=&ad_cid=5
Not mine. Lot of potential up-sides and down-sides....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-18-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12,073
Views: 1,529,838
Posted By blitheringidiot
'05 R1150GS Adventure, $6,900

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=218&ad=26999474&cat=&lpid=&search=bmw%201150&ad_cid=8

http://img.ksl.com/mx/mplace-classifieds.ksl.com/97489-1380135595-157978.jpg?filter=ksl/gallery1

Seems like a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-16-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By blitheringidiot
If you haven't seen it, this thread...

If you haven't seen it, this thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=344501) is a good resource for what's up with the various Utah folk. You could do a lot worse than Cedar City.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-22-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12,073
Views: 1,529,838
Posted By blitheringidiot
When I went over, I saw that goofy morphed CX500...

When I went over, I saw that goofy morphed CX500 and the other stock one, a couple of Honda Fours, the VFR1000, a couple of Ducs and some other stuff. No sign of the R90S. They're very nice folks and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-22-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12,073
Views: 1,529,838
Posted By blitheringidiot
Went to take a look at this thing. Wacked. ...

Went to take a look at this thing. Wacked.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-17-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12,073
Views: 1,529,838
Posted By blitheringidiot
This link...

This link (http://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2005-KTM-640-Adventure-110904548) worked better for me.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-04-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12,073
Views: 1,529,838
Posted By blitheringidiot
'98 KTM 620 in Herriman, UT

Not mine.

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=218&ad=26715842&cat=&lpid=&search=ktm&ad_cid=3

http://img.ksl.com/mx/mplace-classifieds.ksl.com/361461-1378275459-429709.jpg?filter=ksl/gallery1
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-29-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12,073
Views: 1,529,838
Posted By blitheringidiot
'69 Norton

Is Ft. Morgan kind of a hotbed for vintage Euro bikes?

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/3924180204.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00C0C_77TcWkzuQQ_600x450.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6,141
Views: 1,102,106
Posted By blitheringidiot
Going to look at a used 640 and will check the...

Going to look at a used 640 and will check the usual stuff as mentioned in threads like this (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181591) one, but was wondering if there's something else...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-20-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By blitheringidiot
I knew some folks in Hamilton and they referred...

I knew some folks in Hamilton and they referred to it as Montana's banana belt. The average temperatures in Hamilton (http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/59840) are about 5 - 10...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-11-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12,073
Views: 1,529,838
Posted By blitheringidiot
'03 Dakar in Utah

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=218&ad=26350688&cat=&lpid=&search=bmw dakar&ad_cid=2

Nice looking scoot, 15K miles, $4,500.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-02-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22,203
Views: 2,013,842
Posted By blitheringidiot
640a

Anyone know who got the '06 KTM 640A at Plaza Cycle? Thank you for saving me from myself. Sorta. :cry
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