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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Normally forks are not a big deal to drain and...

Normally forks are not a big deal to drain and refill, but I'm not familiar with the forks on the XC. The right way to refill is to measure the oil level to the top of the tube. The easy way is to...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Change all the fluids: brake fluid, coolant, fork...

Change all the fluids: brake fluid, coolant, fork oil. It's been sitting a longgggg time.
At 900 miles, the motor isn't even broken in yet. You should probably change the oil again in about 1000...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 822,052
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek As long as you use an inline fuse, it's perfect...

As long as you use an inline fuse, it's perfect for that. But don't jump start through the fused line.

I ran mine un-fused between the battery and my charging connector. I put an inline fuse in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 822,052
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Did exactly the same with my MotoBatt. Used a...

Did exactly the same with my MotoBatt. Used a trailer connector that also hooks up to my battery charger.

What's on the inside of the airbox for the oil tank mount?
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 822,052
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek The base on the Touratech (UNI) filter is thicker...

The base on the Touratech (UNI) filter is thicker than the stock Tao filter, but a little grease makes it slide on. Maybe try some silicone plumbers grease on the base next time.
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 822,052
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek If you mean 30 off-road/70 on-road, the Gripster...

If you mean 30 off-road/70 on-road, the Gripster is close. Other way around, forget it. The Gripster is an 80% road tire and I'd agree with that.

I'm really happy with the Heidenau K60 Scout in...
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,870
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Just pretend you're a Harley owner...

Just pretend you're a Harley owner...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-13-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6,971
Views: 2,335,355
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek A couple of my favorites

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a606/motopsychoman/ArticCircle_zps034b2541.jpg

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a606/motopsychoman/Extremedust_zps2499a67f.jpg
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,870
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek You can eliminate the charging system altogether...

You can eliminate the charging system altogether by disconnecting it and see if the bike runs smoothly when running off the battery only (total-loss electrics). You will need to be sure your battery...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 822,052
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Longer shifter lever

Just installed my Fastway Evo 3 pegs. Lowered my foot by 1". Great.
Now my boot barely fits to shift.

Touratech? Not a ?, just $$$.
Anybody know if the Moose MH12 is any longer than BMW stock?...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 822,052
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek The HTP skid plate looks better on your bike than...

The HTP skid plate looks better on your bike than it does on their website.

Another trick is to set you camera to take a small image size when you know you are only going to post them. I set my...
Forum: Face plant 07-12-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,665
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I actually saw mine jump out onto the road a...

I actually saw mine jump out onto the road a second before I hit it. A nurse at the hospital (with a morbid curiosity) asked me "So when you saw the deer, what did you think, this is it, this is the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 822,052
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Those fender bags are normally small tool kits,...

Those fender bags are normally small tool kits, although I have seen at least one first aid (trauma) kit there. Any shop that sells dirt bike equipment will have them. Not sure that it will help with...
Forum: Face plant 07-12-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,665
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I guess that at least I had the satisfaction of...

I guess that at least I had the satisfaction of killing the deer. Bike hit it right behind the shoulder and snapped it's neck. Thing shit all over me. I was scrapping deer shit out of the nooks and...
Forum: Face plant 07-11-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,665
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek 1986. 4 miles from the orthopedic hospital at Sun...

1986. 4 miles from the orthopedic hospital at Sun Valley (Ketchum) Idaho. Had just finished 7700 miles in 5 weeks to Alaska and was only one day from home.

Spent the night in the hospital because...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-11-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,560
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Marital advice is always appropriate in any...

Marital advice is always appropriate in any forum.

Well, how long have you been married and how long does it take for her to get over it?
Do you already own a bike? If so, tell her this one is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 822,052
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Fuel line ID

Okay, I searched the thread and the BMW fiche and the F650 forum and can't find it. I'm certain WayneC1 knows the answer. But before I order a Golan filter or cut into the fuel line, is it an 8mm ID?...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-11-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,957
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Join you to drink your beer...

Join you to drink your beer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,245
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Bike basics are bike basics. Braking, steering...

Bike basics are bike basics. Braking, steering (low and high speed), balance, clutching, shifting... Unless you buy an old Guzzi with a non-synchro transmission.

Where it is different is road vs....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,245
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek How about $600 for an old XT500? Or maybe $750...

How about $600 for an old XT500? Or maybe $750 for an old GS550? An EX500? A learner bike ought to be disposable. Something simple, reliable but ugly: smashed body work, dinged tank, but good engine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,245
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Has the wife bought extra life insurance for you?...

Has the wife bought extra life insurance for you?

Actually, there are a lot of good bikes now a days. When I started riding, almost all were crap. Bikes are far more refined and reliable than say...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,245
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Well, I expect you win for the nOObiest. Before...

Well, I expect you win for the nOObiest. Before you can ride, you have to learn to ride.

You are a California dude, so you need to check with the DMV about the requirements for a class M1 license....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-07-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 101,339
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Wednesday, not tomorrow.

Wednesday, not tomorrow.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-07-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 101,339
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Oakland. Right behind the Merritt Bakery. ...

Oakland. Right behind the Merritt Bakery.
http://www.portaloakland.com/

I didn't pick it, but I can almost walk there. I can walk home if I have to.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-07-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 101,339
Posted By Motopsychoman
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-07-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,957
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek I carry 3: Two small and one LARGE. With...

I carry 3: Two small and one LARGE.
With Heidenaus on the bike: Two medium and one LARGE.
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 822,052
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Hey Swamp, where is the beautiful crater?

Hey Swamp, where is the beautiful crater?
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 822,052
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Abrahamster, I have experienced this just a...

Abrahamster, I have experienced this just a couple of times. Feels flat, but once you get over 3k RPMs it disappears. Mine has stalled out twice. Doing the reset (disconnect battery for 30 seconds)...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 822,052
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek From the JT Sprocket website, it does appear that...

From the JT Sprocket website, it does appear that both the F650 and G650 use a JTR5 rear and a JTF402 front, so at least they say they are the same. No personal experience with the F650.

Can we...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 822,052
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Any experience with alarms?

BMW OEM, Gorilla, Scorpio, etc. or something like the ABUS 8077? Not decided on going to an alarm yet, but looking into it.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-06-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,542
Posted By Motopsychoman
Use a compression for sleeping bag and clothing....

Use a compression for sleeping bag and clothing. Saves lots of space.

Sent from my YP-GI1 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 101,339
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek July meet and eat

We doing Wednesday the 9th or Wednesday the 16th at the Portal? I'd be up for either.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-05-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,542
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Packing

To the first order, just like backpacking, packing should make it so that the things you need to access in a hurry or first are on top.
From top to bottom in my panniers are:
1) First Aid
2) water...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-05-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,542
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Weight distribution

Pip Muenster touched on another point we all failed to mention: load distribution. Putting his sleeping bag in the top case is an example.

You want to keep as much weigh low and forward as...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-04-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,542
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek No. It compresses a lot. It's more to support my...

No. It compresses a lot. It's more to support my neck than head. I roll up my jacket or a down vest/other clothing and put that under my head.
I've been sleeping on the ground for at least 35 years...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-04-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,542
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Hatchet over axe. Doubles as a hammer, tent stake...

Hatchet over axe. Doubles as a hammer, tent stake pounder.
Rubber (EPDM) hook straps over bungees. Much stronger.
I'd dump the pillow unless it is a medical necessity. I traveled for 7 weeks with...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,500
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek R80g/s

40 mpg with a tail wind.
40 mpg with a head wind.
40 mpg riding solo.
40 mpg riding loaded up.
A little lower mpg above 6000 ft altitude.
To quote my former BMW mechanic: "All the aerodynamics...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-03-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,957
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Lessons learned

Kind of like my first several backpacking trips. Why did i need 5 knives?

Anyway, I developed a real simple rule when I was doing a lot of backpacking: If it stayed in my pack on the previous 3...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 822,052
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Thanks. It doesn't sound like the BRE luggage...

Thanks. It doesn't sound like the BRE luggage rack is much lighter than the Jesse rack then. I think if my bike needs to shed some weight, I might look at the Altrider or something similar. I just...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6,311
Views: 822,052
Posted By Motopsychoman
Eek Hey WoopWoop, just out of curiosity,...

Hey WoopWoop, just out of curiosity, approximately what mix of riding have you been doing (% street/% off) to get 30,000 km?
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