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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By DSM8
Get some good penetrating oil, there is that new...

Get some good penetrating oil, there is that new stuff that is supposed to chill the bolt which helps in wicking action and removal.

Looks like you have enough to get on that with a vise grip and...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By DSM8
You can put spacers under the hooks the seat...

You can put spacers under the hooks the seat clicks into or reach out to one of the custom seat makers for a taller seat. But that will cost you $$$$
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 07:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 974
Posted By DSM8
So what you want it this: ...

So what you want it this:

http://static.twisted-throttle.net/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/324x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/e/m/ema.00.107.11600.jpg

But what you have is this?...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 974
Posted By DSM8
The PowerPort you found is for a BMW specific...

The PowerPort you found is for a BMW specific plug like a cigarette lighter plug but smaller in diameter you can find it at any BMW dealer the oil leak could come from either the engine or the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-31-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 761
Posted By DSM8
Shoot me a PM we can get you squared away, the...

Shoot me a PM we can get you squared away, the gun produces about 300+Ft lbs of force, either the nut or the shaft it is attached to will come out.

:lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-30-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By DSM8
The subframe is a combination of Aluminum...

The subframe is a combination of Aluminum extrusions and some forgings if I recall correctly.

The main frame if cromolly.

You will want it to be Tig welded most likely, regardless make sure...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-29-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 761
Posted By DSM8
Where in LA are you if you need to change that...

Where in LA are you if you need to change that sprocket 20 minutes in my garage with the impact gun is all it would take.

PM me.

:ear
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 536,661
Posted By DSM8
Question Miller Syncrowave HF 300

I have one of these and have been practicing my TIG welding.
What I am learning is that I can lay a very nice bead on AL.
Stainless on the other hand has been giving me fits.

I am running the...
Forum: Vendors 07-28-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 133,409
Posted By DSM8
Thumb Customer Service

I have one of the first production run sets of these lights on my bike.

After over 50K miles on the front of a V-Strom and now a 1200GS one of the lights started to intermittently blink very...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-28-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By DSM8
Cool, I will be there again this year but...

Cool, I will be there again this year but bringing the GF with two little bikes to ride the dirt side of the valley.

If your there I will be on the same row but at the other end, just look for the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-23-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27,200
Views: 1,256,052
Posted By DSM8
He gets abused all the time, I mean seriously... ...

He gets abused all the time, I mean seriously...
Have you seen him.
He looks like someone that gets kissed with a pillowcase full of soap bars on a regular basis...

Just sayin...

Still a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,478
Posted By DSM8
Also simple 90% isopropal alcohol and water works...

Also simple 90% isopropal alcohol and water works very well.
In all cases spray it on and let is soak for a bit to soften stuff up, than wipe it off. Alcohol is a great solvent for organic matter so...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-23-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 27,200
Views: 1,256,052
Posted By DSM8
Nah from what I hear there are others that are...

Nah from what I hear there are others that are taking care of that, even if it is one dollar at a time....

:deal
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-23-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 27,200
Views: 1,256,052
Posted By DSM8
Well looks like the news is out, that did not...

Well looks like the news is out, that did not take long...

Note the name of the place he is exiting....
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By DSM8
THATS IT?!! Man suxors of a ride report,...

THATS IT?!!

Man suxors of a ride report, what happened to the parking lot troll you went into that glory hole place with?

:deal
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By DSM8
Thumb Loop through Gold Country

So decided it was time to put some miles on the new to me bike via a trip instead of my daily commute.
I have over 5K on the bike since I got it but a long ride over 200 miles was yet to be had, got...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-22-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 429,217
Posted By DSM8
Not that kind of fun.. :puke1 Sick...

Not that kind of fun..
:puke1

Sick bastage...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-22-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 429,217
Posted By DSM8
Yeah he had fun, so much so it left him blue.... ...

Yeah he had fun, so much so it left him blue....

http://dsm8.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Street-Rides/20140719Roundabout/i-7RwsKjh/0/L/CA_07221408330673-L.jpg

Let the bating begin...
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,495
Posted By DSM8
I have used both, what I found with the mushroom...

I have used both, what I found with the mushroom one is over time the plug gets cut through by the belts inside the tire, also if the hole is not perfectly round they have difficulty sealing.

Know...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By DSM8
Looking at the parts fisch it seems like if you...

Looking at the parts fisch it seems like if you remove the magneto cover (how it is labeled on the parts fisch) you might have the clearance you will need to shift it to the left to clear the frame....
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By DSM8
Are you referring to the oil seal retainer or the...

Are you referring to the oil seal retainer or the plastic cover over the sprocket.
Can you post a picture your description is a little vague given all the bits around that area.

If the retainer...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-05-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By DSM8
The cross over you are referring too would be too...

The cross over you are referring too would be too restrictive, look at the ones that are built and you will see what I mean.

You would be SERIOUSLY choking back your bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,171
Posted By DSM8
Oh what the heck

Here is an oil analysis that was done at 98K miles on a DL650.

5600 miles on the oil with no topping off in that period of time.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 971
Posted By DSM8
If the bike runs then consider the lines purged. ...

If the bike runs then consider the lines purged.
The lack of power at WOT sound electrical moreso that fuel related.

Have you sparyed WD40 on the coil sticks (all 4 of them) and the electrical...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,965
Posted By DSM8
Eh? Also note how fuel is put into the bike, so a...

Also note how fuel is put into the bike, so a tail bag would have to be removed for each fuel stop to put gas into it in the first place.

There are many other choices for a bike on this kind of a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 971
Posted By DSM8
More details on WaterLocked.. Submerged the...

More details on WaterLocked..

Submerged the bike?
Water get into the fuel tank?
Purged the lines...
Moisture still captured in the coil sticks...arching to block instead of plugs...

etc
etc
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By DSM8
Which GS oil or water cooled? I have their...

Which GS oil or water cooled?

I have their seat on an 07 GS. And a TW200, and a 525 and...

Yeah I have been VERY happy with their seats.

Your mileage may vary...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,204
Posted By DSM8
Fishing line to saw through the adhesive on the...

Fishing line to saw through the adhesive on the back is best method, used on car emblems all the time. Won't damage the finish and when done all that's left to deal with are the little posts which...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-17-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,191
Posted By DSM8
Eh? He has them installed correctly, I just checked...

He has them installed correctly, I just checked the instructions.
I have them the same way on my bike and at full tilt the tire doesn't come close to the bar like it does on his.

Something about...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 37,585
Posted By DSM8
Yeti is good people most of the time ;)

Yeti is good people most of the time ;)
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By DSM8
When I added lights it was not grounded back to...

When I added lights it was not grounded back to the battery, this caused issues like the ABS light coming on when I turned the lights on.

More specifics:



Power to the relay is coming...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-23-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31,189
Views: 2,897,297
Posted By DSM8
Is it steel or AL, if Al use a tig nicer results...

Is it steel or AL, if Al use a tig nicer results than with a spool gun on a mig.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-22-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 256
Posted By DSM8
Question Odd Request

I have a 1200GS and am trying to figure out what windshield will work for me.

I like low profile and dont mind sitting in the wind, just want it to be smooth air and not turbulent.

There are so...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By DSM8
Mine kinda did the same thing. Using the CD and...

Mine kinda did the same thing.
Using the CD and guides I did the full rocker shaft end play adjustment, valves and synched the throttle bodies.

What felt like a dying bearing in the bottom end at...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 993
Posted By DSM8
Question So if you drilled all the way through the blind...

So if you drilled all the way through the blind hole to the other side would that give you unrestricted access to the interior of the fuel cell?
Meaning the hole wont be lining up with a flange or...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By DSM8
If really paranoid you can use something like...

If really paranoid you can use something like this.

http://www.jegs.com/p/Moroso/Moroso-Blue-Max-Plug-Wire-Sleeve/748799/10002/-1

Otherwise just heat shrink the length of the wire and be done...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 993
Posted By DSM8
Can you take a picture of the underside of the...

Can you take a picture of the underside of the cap?
It is possible you have a vent hole on the side of the cap below the O-ring seal, easy way to test this.
Put the cap on top of a cut down water...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,133
Posted By DSM8
Eek Have to agree with the other comments. Backing...

Have to agree with the other comments.
Backing off throttle and applying brakes before getting into the intersection to see what the taxi was going to do.

In this case I would have to find fault...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-09-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3,997
Views: 946,985
Posted By DSM8
True Grit

The cabin from the opening sequence when the dad gets shot on the porch.

http://dsm8.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-Colorado/DayThree/i-v26TjRV/0/L/DSC00099-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-09-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By DSM8
I think your anti theft device wont be allowed...

I think your anti theft device wont be allowed into Canada LOL
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