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Forum: Thumpers Today, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5,064
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Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I had two Dowco heavy duty covers for 10+ years....

I had two Dowco heavy duty covers for 10+ years. Worked really well. They finally shredded.

Now I have the cheap(er) Bilt ones from CycleGear. Had two for a few years now. They have been okay so...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 674,600
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek This is on a Sertao: ...

This is on a Sertao:
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a606/motopsychoman/Sidestand%201_zpsj2yje0a7.jpg
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a606/motopsychoman/Sidestand%202_zpsy68dyabz.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Absolutely right. I've been a backpacker for 35...

Absolutely right. I've been a backpacker for 35 years as used to comfort and weight optimize. Now I'm replacing bulky items with more compact ones. Bought my first down sleeping bag last year.
...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Check out the REI Half Dome 4 and the REI Camp...

Check out the REI Half Dome 4 and the REI Camp Dome 4. I guess you are looking for a 3 season tent.
I normally would recommend Euraka tents as the best bang for buck, but you are all a little tall...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,271,415
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek A long time ago, I had a pair of "waterproof"...

A long time ago, I had a pair of "waterproof" gloves. After an hour in the rain, the black dye ran and I had purple hands for a week.

Get gloves that have a Goretex liner and your hands will stay...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek The BIG blue one is pretty amusing: ...

The BIG blue one is pretty amusing:

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a606/motopsychoman/Ready_zps5f99f75b.jpg

I rode 300 miles in the rain the next day. My gear was dry. I've since downsized...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek To push the piston back in, I normally leave the...

To push the piston back in, I normally leave the old pads in place then use something large and flat, like a tire iron, to pry the pads apart, pushing the piston back in. Spray brake cleaner around...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Dry Bags

These bags at BassPro are really heavy duty and a bargain. I have the 30L and 55L bags.

http://www.basspro.com/Ascend-HeavyDuty-RoundBottom-Dry-Bag/product/10227450/
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,271,415
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I'm guessing you mean the bolts securing the...

I'm guessing you mean the bolts securing the radiator shrouds. You have few choices.

You can:

1) Try getting a screwdriver, or better a small crowbar/nail puller, behind the head of the bolt...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,271,415
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I would probably use a piece of steel, equal in...

I would probably use a piece of steel, equal in thickness to the pedal, and use a couple of 4mm (#8) machine screws as the shear pins. Also, attach a piece of wire rope as a lanyard so the piece...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I haven't bought Galfer pads in a long time....

I haven't bought Galfer pads in a long time. CycleGear used to carry them.

The EBC FA18 pads are fine for on/off road. Linear feel and not to much initial bite. I wouldn't put HH sintered pads on...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I purchased this 20 years ago. I had to re-use...

I purchased this 20 years ago. I had to re-use the carrier and grinding the rivets off the stock rotor was incredibly difficult. I can't find any rotors for the G/S on their site.

The EBC MD606RS...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 926
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Kolpin works also.

Kolpin works also.
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Oops> Were you referring to EBC rotors or pads?...

Oops> Were you referring to EBC rotors or pads? As stated, I have a Braking rotor on my G/S. I have EBC Contour-XC rotors on my Bandit and they are fabulous. Unfortunately, EBC doesn't make the X or...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Can't advise on buying used rotors, unless that...

Can't advise on buying used rotors, unless that is the only choice. Personally I would opt for new ones.

I've used Ferodo and EBC pads on my G/S over the years. Been happy with both, but I think...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,271,415
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Actually, motorcycle guys refer to them as coax...

Actually, motorcycle guys refer to them as coax connectors. I call them barrel connectors. I looked around and couldn't find any gold-plated 2.5/5.5 panel mount jacks, which would be ideal. Only...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,271,415
Posted By Motopsychoman
Hey Wayne, over here the stock BMW style plug is...

Hey Wayne, over here the stock BMW style plug is called Powerlet. Looks like a little overloading of the term.

Are you referring to the small, coaxial, connector like Gering uses? We call that one...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,271,415
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek The Powerlet outlet attaches to the frame near...

The Powerlet outlet attaches to the frame near your left knee. It isn't worth the cost.
Run a fused power lead directly from the battery to whatever connections you require. I ran a 2 pin SAE...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 674,600
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Did you get yourself Hyderized at the Glacier Inn?

Did you get yourself Hyderized at the Glacier Inn?
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Actually the bearing is marked with two FAG...

Actually the bearing is marked with two FAG numbers (one on each side):

539816 and 540619

I'll have to think about the double row ball bearing option. It isn't intended for side loads and you...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Bearing alternatives R80 G/S

Okay, are there any alternatives to the swingarm bearings for a monolever R80 G/S? I get my frame and bits back from the powder coater next week and am shopping for parts finally.

BMW wants almost...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,271,415
Posted By Motopsychoman
16,521 miles (26,588 km) in just under 23 months....

16,521 miles (26,588 km) in just under 23 months. All mine.
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 674,600
Posted By Motopsychoman
I always think it sounds more like a rototiller...

I always think it sounds more like a rototiller than a sewing machine. But what you describe is the beast's normal growl.
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,271,415
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Depends on how you want to use a bike. I like the...

Depends on how you want to use a bike. I like the Sertao because it is comfortable, durable, has decent fuel range, can carry me and my camping gear and will go just about anywhere I intend to go.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,271,415
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek No, no riding last weekend. I've been getting my...

No, no riding last weekend. I've been getting my R80 G/S frame and bits ready to go to the powder coater. Taking it in tomorrow. Then the fun begins...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 100,968
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Well, if you make to the San Francisco area...

Well, if you make to the San Francisco area (California) while crossing the US, I'm sure there are some of us here who will buy you a beer or two.

Just got onto your thread and started reading...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Uneven pad wear on any single piston caliper is...

Uneven pad wear on any single piston caliper is not abnormal. If the pads aren't worn at strange angles, thicker front or rear, etc, then the pins are probably okay. Check that the caliper slides...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek If you like to worry, like me, buy a TTO...

If you like to worry, like me, buy a TTO temperature gauge. 22mm hoses. Cost about $40.
Took very little time to install. If I think it is starting to overheat, I back off the throttle for a while....
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,696
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Size matters

I've been backpacking for 40 years and motorcycle camping for 30. I have refined my backpacking gear over the years, mostly considering weight over size.
Now that I am starting to plan N-thousand...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I'd just clean it all up and toss it back...

I'd just clean it all up and toss it back together. Make sure to torque everything properly.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Unless you are putting equal pressure on the...

Unless you are putting equal pressure on the pistons, they will move different amounts. When free, usually the one closest to the brake line moves the farthest and the one most distant (via passages)...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,271,415
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek The turn signal bulbs on the GS are not 1156s....

The turn signal bulbs on the GS are not 1156s. 1156 bulbs have a BA15s base, with the bayonet pins 180 degrees out. The funky turn signal bulbs on our bikes have the BAU15s base with the pins offset...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 674,600
Posted By Motopsychoman
This is true but a decently constructed battery...

This is true but a decently constructed battery has a lifetime of many years. Industrial AGM batteries have lifetimes conservatively rated at 5-7 years and new long-life AGMs have lifetimes estimated...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,271,415
Posted By Motopsychoman
On one side it is almost the entire length that...

On one side it is almost the entire length that needs to have the OD trimmed. The other side about half.

But you are right, if someone chucks it in a lathe to center drill it, it'll take an...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 674,600
Posted By Motopsychoman
Keep it warm and keep it on a trickle charger. It...

Keep it warm and keep it on a trickle charger. It will last almost forever.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,271,415
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Did you try sticking it in the hole? 14mm might...

Did you try sticking it in the hole? 14mm might fit, but if you have to ream out the plastics, it will be easy. Do it by hand with a 14mm drill bit.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 674,600
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek With the starter grinding and before the engine...

With the starter grinding and before the engine starts the voltage goes down. Once the engine starts and the alternator is charging the battery, it should read between 14.0 and 15.0 volts on most...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 674,600
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek The easiest test you can do with a load is...

The easiest test you can do with a load is starting your bike. The starter draws a lot of current.
Connect your volt meter up to wherever you can. It should read somewhere between 12.5 and 13.2...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 674,600
Posted By Motopsychoman
That's the shifter I have. And I am using it with...

That's the shifter I have. And I am using it with EVO III pegs which are wider and lower than stock.



The shifter is pricey, but there are only a couple of options and this works quit well.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5,064
Views: 674,600
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Remove the bolt completely. If it doesn't move,...

Remove the bolt completely. If it doesn't move, shove a flat-blade screwdriver in the slot and pry it open a bit. Then pull.

I have Forma Adventure boots and had no choice but to buy an adjustable...
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