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Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 1,009,640
Posted By Some Dude
The chances of sending off your ECU and it fixing...

The chances of sending off your ECU and it fixing anything when it's already mapped with EU map is about 99% that nothing will change. It's much more likely you have another maintenance issue. The...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,478
Posted By Some Dude
Oops. I typed the IMS is 2 gal bigger but it's 1...

Oops. I typed the IMS is 2 gal bigger but it's 1 gal bigger volume. The stock seat fitting on the IMS tank really isn't that bad without trimming, I'm pretty particular but don't find it necessary...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,478
Posted By Some Dude
The IMS is somewhere around a 3.2 gal tank, so an...

The IMS is somewhere around a 3.2 gal tank, so an approximately 1 gal bigger then the FExxxS stock tank. However be advised one will need the fuel pump flange nuts from a FC tank to mount the fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,478
Posted By Some Dude
You're forgetting quite a few other potential...

You're forgetting quite a few other potential issues,....While an FE501 may sneak through the DMV plating process, it may not make it through the insurance company scrutineering and they can revoke...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6,451
Views: 1,439,332
Posted By Some Dude
Yes, a Power Commander V will make it quite nice...

Yes, a Power Commander V will make it quite nice everywhere along with a free flowing exhaust, the stocker chokes up the flow.
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,478
Posted By Some Dude
There is also the option of buying the standard...

There is also the option of buying the standard FE501 ecu or a Vortex ECU to completely de-restrict a 501s model.
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6,451
Views: 1,439,332
Posted By Some Dude
It's a clutch mechanism to allow slippage during...

It's a clutch mechanism to allow slippage during shock load from the drive train to the crank, I haven't replaced a clutch pack yet in over 3600 miles each for two G450X engines but have replaced the...
Forum: Racing 04-13-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,497
Posted By Some Dude
Is there overnight parking allowed at the service...

Is there overnight parking allowed at the service location in Seney? So not tent camping but RV parking permissible?
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6,451
Views: 1,439,332
Posted By Some Dude
Actually it doesn't, you just have to get...

Actually it doesn't, you just have to get creative taking out 3 or 4 of the original case cover bolts by backing them out and then cutting off the heads and take them out with fingers on the bolts...
Forum: Racing 04-09-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,497
Posted By Some Dude
This is on the radar for us, might be able to...

This is on the radar for us, might be able to commit here in the next week or so. Was hoping the same set-up for service/camping would be the same this year so a one time set-up of RV/Trailer and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By Some Dude
98% of the folks riding have no concept of...

98% of the folks riding have no concept of acceptable A/F ratios and if you call Dynojet Tech support they will give the end user an ear full about leaving the autotune plugged in 100% of the time....
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By Some Dude
Depends on amount of sustained interstate speeds...

Depends on amount of sustained interstate speeds or full throttle pulls. If you're running stock exhaust with stock map and staying under 60mph it'll last a very long time. Also very unlikely it will...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By Some Dude
Full Speedbrain Akra system with Powercommander V...

Full Speedbrain Akra system with Powercommander V mapped on the dyno, we found the autotune is good for do it yourself but mapping with Tuninglink software on the dyno makes it work at it's...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By Some Dude
I blew up my first engine at under 3k miles with...

I blew up my first engine at under 3k miles with a lower rod bearing failure but I personally know of one that has over 36,000 miles (not KM's) and has supposedly never been rebuilt or opened up. So...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6,451
Views: 1,439,332
Posted By Some Dude
Rumor is the lead engine designer/engineer at BMW...

Rumor is the lead engine designer/engineer at BMW made such a set-up and I've been diligently trying to get the low down on how he made it work. There are a couple of companies here in the USA that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6,451
Views: 1,439,332
Posted By Some Dude
I have over 7k miles now with my G450X and it's...

I have over 7k miles now with my G450X and it's still my go to bike when I know it's going to be gnarly or really fast riding. I have a Berg 570 that I picked up for more of a mule and you'd think it...
Forum: Racing 03-01-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 43,971
Posted By Some Dude
It's much more probable a RallyMoto guy drives a...

It's much more probable a RallyMoto guy drives a cage at some point,....however the number of cagers that Ride is skewed and therefore discredits any such opinion from only one side of the fence...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 1,009,640
Posted By Some Dude
[QUOTE=n16ht5;26076295] ...

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https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-2Hrl3nVpe0c/VNBjQ6PqmOI/AAAAAAAAUDo/Qd5CZo_xj-E/s800/_MG_2296.JPG


FYI, assuming you used same color wiring as the Berg (blue,...
Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 43,971
Posted By Some Dude
Well they can lock my RV in and we'll stay the...

Well they can lock my RV in and we'll stay the night! but again it's not been an issue in the past coming back at 10pm to get the RV and trailer out of the service area and head to camp or back to...
Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 43,971
Posted By Some Dude
Read section 17.2 "Access Times for Service...

Read section 17.2 "Access Times for Service Vehicles
Registered service vehicles may enter and leave the service areas from 6:00am 8:00pm on Friday and
Saturday. Vehicles not registered for...
Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 43,971
Posted By Some Dude
I'm checking into this, the past 2 years I've...

I'm checking into this, the past 2 years I've pulled into the service area around 630 to set up trailer and then deploy to start,.............if it's not this way this year for some reason then there...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,410
Posted By Some Dude
Take this bike to a ComputTrac bike alignment...

Take this bike to a ComputTrac bike alignment shop and see if rear frame is tweaked. It only takes just the wrong hit or drop to bend the rear frame enough to mis-align the final drive with the...
Forum: Racing 02-10-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 43,971
Posted By Some Dude
Man I don't know what to do with myself,.....all...

Man I don't know what to do with myself,.....all my paperwork is green/smiles a month before the event. This doesn't feel like rally at all! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 1,009,640
Posted By Some Dude
That bike was bought last spring from a small...

That bike was bought last spring from a small dealer in Bessemer, AL and it was there for quite a while at about the same price and only had less then 500 miles on it. I really want an SM version...
Forum: Racing 01-20-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 43,971
Posted By Some Dude
So who's camping/RV'ing? Was going to do hotel...

So who's camping/RV'ing? Was going to do hotel this year but waited a tad too long for making reservations at the Quality Inn so I guess we're taking RV again which makes Rally logistics fun!
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6,451
Views: 1,439,332
Posted By Some Dude
Depends on oil quality and sustained highway...

Depends on oil quality and sustained highway speeds,.....distance isn't the issue as much as staying under 65ish mph to protect the lower rod bearing. Don't stretch oil intervals and use a good...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,255
Posted By Some Dude
:clap Although I can't recommend the Machine...

:clap Although I can't recommend the Machine Art Moto valve cover protectors enough, I've seen the metal style valve cover protectors peel bolts out of the cylinder head and worse case with the MAM...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 1,009,640
Posted By Some Dude
They were definitely underrated, as this Berg was...

They were definitely underrated, as this Berg was too for it's given strengths. My only real complaint with the BMW G450X is the gearing spread for dual sporting/racking up the miles, otherwise it's...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 1,009,640
Posted By Some Dude
G450X I run a 14/45 which gets my a hair over the...

G450X I run a 14/45 which gets my a hair over the factory 15/48 they were delivered with, but it also allows me to get the maximum wheel base with the factory swing arm and then through on a 51 tooth...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 1,009,640
Posted By Some Dude
I have the full Akrapovic Speedbrain exhaust with...

I have the full Akrapovic Speedbrain exhaust with power commander on my G450X and it just pulls everywhere. On tarmac with my 220lb (plus gear) self racing my 170lb (plus gear) buddy on my FE570...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,514
Posted By Some Dude
You literally changed 2 gears and came up with...

You literally changed 2 gears and came up with the same gear ratio!!!

13/48 is a 3.69:1 ratio
14/52 is a 3.71:1 ratio

however if you really wanted more low end grunt going to one of these...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 1,009,640
Posted By Some Dude
might have hit 90ish somewhere in Ocala this past...

might have hit 90ish somewhere in Ocala this past weekend on sandy roads and yes the Cheraw, SC area is my focal point for this bike at the moment where I've seen 102+ mph GPS indicated, But there's...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 1,009,640
Posted By Some Dude
moi? :evil

moi? :evil
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 1,009,640
Posted By Some Dude
found a few threads over on the Berg forum that...

found a few threads over on the Berg forum that was exactly same issue I'm experiencing with high speed wobble and 22mm offset, so 18 or even 17mm offset is what I'm after, if this was a hare...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 43,971
Posted By Some Dude
If I don't get comfy on the Berg in next couple...

If I don't get comfy on the Berg in next couple of weeks you can ride it, practically a virgin at 55 hours
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 1,009,640
Posted By Some Dude
http://img.inkfrog.com/click_enlarge1.php?image=20...

http://img.inkfrog.com/click_enlarge1.php?image=2009_FE450_(321).JPG&username=mreddig&aid=373837103



Does the "18-20" stamping on this 09 FE450 clamp mean anything in relation to offset?
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 1,009,640
Posted By Some Dude
This is kind of what I was thinking, just got off...

This is kind of what I was thinking, just got off the phone with Bart at RidePG and he wants me to soften the rear rider sag closer to 120mm range but I'm at the point in next couple of weeks where I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 1,009,640
Posted By Some Dude
I am, however at this point not on this beast. I...

I am, however at this point not on this beast. I love it for high adventure dual sport riding/outlaw dual sport kind of stuff as it's fairly low maintenance in comparison to the current crop of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6,667
Views: 1,009,640
Posted By Some Dude
80mph plus stability???? I picked up a '11...

80mph plus stability???? I picked up a '11 FE570 just over a year ago with 25 hours on it and all stock. I have done all of the necessary and not so necessary stuff like Ceramic Coated FMF megabomb...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 43,971
Posted By Some Dude
I see someone has entered on their little bike!...

I see someone has entered on their little bike! It's going to be fun following his tracks!!!!! :lol3 :freaky

But I won't have anyone to tow me back if a fuel pump were to fail again, haha
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