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Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 640,329
Posted By jpkailua
Side stand

I just laid my bike on the ground, attached a "cheater pipe" to the side stand changed the angle a little bit. Works fine, costs nothing.

Leave the center stand at home.....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-18-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 69,869
Posted By jpkailua
Up through High Rock Canyon and Beyond in August

Hello,

Canada is calling and I'm planning a trip from Sparks starting Sunday, 02 Aug. Going to go through the High Rock Canyon and then up to the Paulina Lakes in OR. I'll get myself to the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-15-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9,809
Views: 3,092,101
Posted By jpkailua
Both of these are mine. The silver one resides...

Both of these are mine. The silver one resides in NV now. (Pic taken on Oahu last year)

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd134/jpkailua/TwoBikesPic_zpsd300de88.jpg...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-14-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By jpkailua
Many thanks!

Thanks fella's! Just the sort of stuff I'm looking for. Hope to be up there somewhere around the 8th of August.

JP
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-14-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By jpkailua
Thanks for the info! I'll be heading over to...

Thanks for the info! I'll be heading over to Mayne Isl. for a few days to visit w/family before I head E a bit in Canada and then back down to NV. I'll be traveling mostly on street in Canada. The...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-14-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By jpkailua
Olympic Peninsula?

Hello,

I'm planning a trip up to Vancouver Island from NV and would like to ride the coast of the Olympic Peninsula if possible. Waiting on my Washington Benchmark book .... Looking for...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14,558
Views: 1,693,209
Posted By jpkailua
Expensive handguards break too.... and you can't...

Expensive handguards break too.... and you can't find cheap replacements like you can clutch and brake levers.... My clutch lever comes from Honda - shorter than stock, and I've got some brake...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14,558
Views: 1,693,209
Posted By jpkailua
Hahahaha! too f'n funny!

Have the hose coupling on the bottom of the radiator/thermostat fail and blow hot coolant all over your leg! That'l tell you which way the shit is going! Hahahahaaa! Take one apart, look at it,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14,558
Views: 1,693,209
Posted By jpkailua
The "valving" and directing of the water happens...

The "valving" and directing of the water happens right at the thermostat and thermostat housing. Take one apart..... You'll figure it out..... I sure as hell did! :rofl:rofl:rofl A way to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14,558
Views: 1,693,209
Posted By jpkailua
Thanks!

:clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14,558
Views: 1,693,209
Posted By jpkailua
Any help here?

Anyone? Anyone?
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14,558
Views: 1,693,209
Posted By jpkailua
When the BMW 650 thermostat is "closed" it forces...

When the BMW 650 thermostat is "closed" it forces the water through the radiator. In the "open" position, or, removed, the water is not forced through the coils and circulates back down to the pump...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14,558
Views: 1,693,209
Posted By jpkailua
i bet it's the thermostat. When they fail the...

i bet it's the thermostat. When they fail the bike over heats. You can jury rig the thing to cool the bike until you get a new one. Removing it doesn't solve the problem. it needs to be "closed"...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14,558
Views: 1,693,209
Posted By jpkailua
Using the Frame as the Oil Resevior

Hello,

I remember reading a while back on this thread that a fellow set up his bike to use the frame as the oil reservoir. Been searching around a bit and can't seem to locate it now.

Any...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-09-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By jpkailua
Thank you! Just the sort of info that I'm...

Thank you! Just the sort of info that I'm looking for. Even though a Dual Sport bike is a "jack of all trades, master of none" I truly like the idea of having trips that take beautiful roads and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-08-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By jpkailua
thank you!

Plenty of great info! Been to Jarbidge a few times, Lamoile, Ruby Ridge Trail, Great Basin National Park, Pony Express, Black Rock.... I've got a European tank on my bike and have about a 250m...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 69,869
Posted By jpkailua
"I`d really love to see how you routed down from...

"I`d really love to see how you routed down from 3 Rivers for my own possible use in the future. Have a great trip!"

BaseCamp/Benchmark Books and Google Earth - Right now I have about a 89 mile...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 69,869
Posted By jpkailua
I'm in.

I'm in.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-05-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By jpkailua
spent some time in 2008-2009 going across...

spent some time in 2008-2009 going across northern NV. Yes, desolate. Maybe not smart.... I travel w/ a personal e-pirb and plenty of spares/water....

Maybe some one would like to join up?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 69,869
Posted By jpkailua
Takin' it North this August

Hello -

I'm planning a trip up to Canada and back this August. Start off by going up the High Rock Canyon and points beyond (Soldier, Peacock mine)

Any and all suggestions would be great -...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-05-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By jpkailua
My route so far... About 2 1/2 weeks of driving...

My route so far... About 2 1/2 weeks of driving around...

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd134/jpkailua/Oh%20Canada/ScreenShot2014-07-05at92411AM_zps33bdf7ea.png...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-05-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By jpkailua
Three Forks of the Owyhee?

Hello,

I'm planning a ride for late August and was wondering about riding in the three forks area and then SE on dirt to Owyhee. (the river and town are named after an Hawaiian - old time...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-27-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 69,869
Posted By jpkailua
You guys really handled those big bikes well! ...

You guys really handled those big bikes well! Sometimes it's good to have the "small" bike! Hahahahaa! Great riding introduction to my new home! Already was looking at Google Earth to find a way...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 69,869
Posted By jpkailua
Monday, 8:30 at the Chevron at McCarren and West...

Monday, 8:30 at the Chevron at McCarren and West 4th works for me. See ya' there.

JP
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 69,869
Posted By jpkailua
Noob and new to the area - got a 650 Dakar, I'd...

Noob and new to the area - got a 650 Dakar, I'd like to go. Where the hell is "Stampede" and when do you plan on rolling on out of there?
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14,558
Views: 1,693,209
Posted By jpkailua
My two bikes.... Need to raise the yellow one up...

My two bikes.... Need to raise the yellow one up a bit...

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd134/jpkailua/TwoBikesPic_zpsd300de88.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8,925
Views: 1,297,364
Posted By jpkailua
No Pic, but, the new LeoVince muffler arrived today!

$310.00, shipped to Hawaii! What a deal! Going to put it on "Beatrice" tonight and see how she goes! Great looking pipe, already swapped out the "muted US version" for the bigger pipe and spark...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-22-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 69,869
Posted By jpkailua
Yes, I was thinking of getting another bike. ...

Yes, I was thinking of getting another bike. Keep the Dakar though - I have done quite a few long distance trips, have two planned for this summer. Up to Canada via Black Rock Canyon, and Central...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-21-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 69,869
Posted By jpkailua
Just bought a place in Sparks

Hello,

Doing the walk through this Friday, will probably hang around Sparks/Reno over the weekend. I should have my Bike shipped from Hawaii in a couple of months. Its a 650 Dakar - A bit bigger...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-15-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 69,869
Posted By jpkailua
Motorcycle night

Hello Reno dudes and dudets. I'm in town for the next few days (hopefully buying a condo)

A while back I went to a restaurant/bar that had a "bike night". Could someone remind me of the place...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8,925
Views: 1,297,364
Posted By jpkailua
Got Two now...

Just bought this 2009 X-Country for 3k. Going to leave it in Hawaii - ship my 650 Dakar to the mainland for camping adventures.

Quite a difference in weight between the two. I've got the Dakar...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 69,869
Posted By jpkailua
Will do! Thanks...

Will do! Thanks...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 69,869
Posted By jpkailua
Possible place to stay for a night or two?

Hello,

I am making a trip to Reno - house shopping - next week. Will be in Reno the nights of 16-18 and will probably stay w/ family in Minden for a night.

Won't have a bike, but can provide...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-20-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 32,006
Posted By jpkailua
The Who - Goin Mobile

The Who - Goin Mobile
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14,558
Views: 1,693,209
Posted By jpkailua
Exhaust

I really like my Staintune exhaust - but getting older and looking for something a bit less obnoxious when I twist the throttle - definitely don't want the sewing machine sound though:rofl

What...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 640,329
Posted By jpkailua
brake stand, kicks stand...Whatever.... I bent...

brake stand, kicks stand...Whatever.... I bent mine down. Works good, lasts long time
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 640,329
Posted By jpkailua
Lay the bike over on some grass - Starboard side...

Lay the bike over on some grass - Starboard side too - extend brake stand - attach cheater pipe - torque brake stand down a few notch's - pick up bike - adjust as nec.
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 640,329
Posted By jpkailua
Hey Gangplank! What happened to the 800? After...

Hey Gangplank! What happened to the 800? After doing the fork conversion and changing out my headlight/gauge panel my bike weighs 415# w/fuel. could be about 408 # if I took the crash bars off-
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By jpkailua
Store my bike in Vegas for a few months?

Hopefully I'll be getting my bike -650 dakar- on the next ship outa here and arriving in SD on 05 Apr - Ride the bike to Vegas - and fly home on the 9th of of Apr. Rtrn to pick up the bike and head...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-11-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By jpkailua
Go up Roundtop/Tantlus - freshly repaved with...

Go up Roundtop/Tantlus - freshly repaved with switch-backs and good scenery - there is a nice park up there to view Waikiki and Diamond Head from
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