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Forum: Some Assembly Required Today, 10:37 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 26,973
Posted By Kawidad
I just found your thread. Well done! :devildog I...

I just found your thread. Well done! :devildog I look forward to following your build. :clap
Forum: Thumpers Today, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Kawidad
Plus, put a little heat to the aluminum to soften...

Plus, put a little heat to the aluminum to soften the loctite. If no loctite, then it will cause the aluminum to grow a little and let the screws cut loose easier.
Forum: GS Boxers Today, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Kawidad
Daymn, that dude must have been crazy. :eek1...

Daymn, that dude must have been crazy. :eek1 Score one for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:lol3
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:43 AM
Replies: 25,618
Views: 4,543,664
Posted By Kawidad
Install dry. The use of copper spray is no big...

Install dry. The use of copper spray is no big deal, but if they aren't warped, then the gaskets are designed to be used dry.:1drink
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Kawidad
I'm not super well versed in specifics, but have...

I'm not super well versed in specifics, but have ridden and wrenched on both bikes. The F650 is a great fire road and light dirt bike. If you looking for a back road traveler that will do the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By Kawidad
While I currently don't own a bike with this...

While I currently don't own a bike with this problem, I used to. This looks like a good idea and wish I'd found it when I had that problem.
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Kawidad
I too think that's a good choice. Top end. ...

I too think that's a good choice.

Top end. Exactly what parts won't be known until you dive in and inspect things. At the very least valve seals. Possibly valves, guides and springs. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,479
Posted By Kawidad
Audio volume and maybe more, but I kinda doubt...

Audio volume and maybe more, but I kinda doubt it. The books says it does more, but I haven't found it yet.
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By Kawidad
Thanks. I'm in too. :clap

Thanks. I'm in too. :clap
Forum: Vendors 01-27-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,093
Posted By Kawidad
If not too late, put me on the list for 1. I...

If not too late, put me on the list for 1. I don't mind the wait.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,479
Posted By Kawidad
Nav IV does that too. :deal Just not quite...

Nav IV does that too. :deal

Just not quite as many functions.
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 363,544
Posted By Kawidad
Wow, if my dealer would play, I'd do that too. ...

Wow, if my dealer would play, I'd do that too. :D

Which, BTW, leads me to ask if anyone has more details about the switch "recall"? I've been looking around other forums and found little if any...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,671
Posted By Kawidad
I agree with this part, but that advice goes for...

I agree with this part, but that advice goes for any bike you're going into. :deal




This is what my frame looked like:
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu318/hodadd/crackprep.jpg

And...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,671
Posted By Kawidad
Thanks for the kind words. :feelgood SInce...

Thanks for the kind words. :feelgood

SInce you're already in with the suspension stuff you've got on hand, no worries. There might have been some better ways, but it's no biggie, it'll work just...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By Kawidad
You'll need a California Bill of Sale, which you...

You'll need a California Bill of Sale, which you can print on-line. You'll probably need a "statement of facts", which is a brief explanation of what you've got. You'll also have to get the VIN...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-25-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By Kawidad
I'm always in for a good rebuild/rescue thread. ...

I'm always in for a good rebuild/rescue thread. :clap

My advice, which is worth very little, is change out the piston and rings. The piston is showing wear on the skirt. Also while in there...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,479
Posted By Kawidad
I concur. :nod I have the Nav IV and played...

I concur. :nod

I have the Nav IV and played with the Nav V at the dealer (they had a demo display) and felt there really were only minor differences between the two. I was thinking about...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,671
Posted By Kawidad
I'm in too. With questions. :evil You're a...

I'm in too. With questions. :evil

You're a new poster to Adventure Rider, so please don't take offense to my questions. They're meant to get more information about where you're coming from and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 363,544
Posted By Kawidad
Be sure to post up some pictures and...

Be sure to post up some pictures and observations. :beer
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 25,618
Views: 4,543,664
Posted By Kawidad
Yes, however it's not a popular modification. I...

Yes, however it's not a popular modification. I believe buried here in this thread somewhere it was discussed. It has also been discuss on TT. It's something I've been looking into too. From what...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 25,618
Views: 4,543,664
Posted By Kawidad
There's some really good explanation of jetting...

There's some really good explanation of jetting and how carbs work floating around the net. They'll be far more accurate and comprehensive than what we can do in a short posting type format.

In...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
Posted By Kawidad
Amazing. :bow

Amazing. :bow
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 363,544
Posted By Kawidad
Head gasket. A common problem on the older oil...

Head gasket. A common problem on the older oil heads.
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By Kawidad
Nicely done! :clap

Nicely done! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 939
Posted By Kawidad
You asked about part availability and the answer...

You asked about part availability and the answer to that is yes, they are available. It is the same engine produced today by BMW and the same produced by BMW for about the last 20 years or so with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 1,584,687
Posted By Kawidad
That is truly an impressive setup!!! :clap

That is truly an impressive setup!!! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25,618
Views: 4,543,664
Posted By Kawidad
If you have a minimal knowledge of electrics and...

If you have a minimal knowledge of electrics and especially motorcycle type electrics, then you can DIY and save a ton of money. I've done it on a kick only WR400 after researching it and it wasn't...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,944
Posted By Kawidad
Like was stated before, ATF is roughly 7w. :evil

Like was stated before, ATF is roughly 7w. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25,618
Views: 4,543,664
Posted By Kawidad
Not really, but it is nice to protect some of the...

Not really, but it is nice to protect some of the wiring. I would prefer to have it and not need it, rather than not having it and needing it, risking a wiring issue.
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,775
Posted By Kawidad
Thanks, those a couple of nice links. :thumb ...

Thanks, those a couple of nice links. :thumb

I honestly think KHI USA made a huge mistake in killing the KLX650. I know it had some serious shortcomings, but if they would have taken some of the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-16-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,003
Posted By Kawidad
In theory the answer is yes. In practice, the...

In theory the answer is yes. In practice, the answer is no. :waysad
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,775
Posted By Kawidad
Yeah, but it always seems to be a n00b. :doh

Yeah, but it always seems to be a n00b. :doh
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25,618
Views: 4,543,664
Posted By Kawidad
A lot of times the problem is the O-ring rather...

A lot of times the problem is the O-ring rather than the needle or seat (cone rubber thingy). The O-ring is what seals the fuel inlet valve and allows fuel to go around the needle and seat...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By Kawidad
HH pads. You could also try modifying the...

HH pads.

You could also try modifying the carrier and try using a 2 piston caliper, which would be a huge gain.
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 993
Posted By Kawidad
Couple of things. :D You are absolutely...

Couple of things. :D

You are absolutely correct about the round slide vs. flat slide. My original comment about the age of the VM design is partly due to the design of the slide, but not...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 968
Posted By Kawidad
See my reply in Beasts forum. :deal

See my reply in Beasts forum. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,988
Posted By Kawidad
Nice trumpet!!!! :raabia IMO, the F650...

Nice trumpet!!!! :raabia

IMO, the F650 single would be an excellent choice for what you describe. :thumb
Forum: Latin America 01-11-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By Kawidad
Cool deal. Thanks for the update for those of us...

Cool deal. Thanks for the update for those of us who read your post, but had no advice. :freaky
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Kawidad
Honestly, your "requirements" are so diverse it...

Honestly, your "requirements" are so diverse it would seem logical to have 2 bikes rather than one that won't do anything particularly well. If you shop around carefully you should be able to pick...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25,618
Views: 4,543,664
Posted By Kawidad
I don't think there's any real science behind it...

I don't think there's any real science behind it because of a lot of variables. However, as a rule of thumb I've always used/heard that around 12 lbs is about it. I'm sure someone else might offer...
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