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Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,620
Posted By JimR
Camping used to be free on areas managed by the...

Camping used to be free on areas managed by the Bureau of Land Management, which at one time there was a lot of. I think the only restrictions were that you must have your campsite 1/4 mile from the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,620
Posted By JimR
Just viewed some images of Sage Creek...

Just viewed some images of Sage Creek Campground....WOW! Let me know if you can build a fire with bison poop. BTW, a sticker/postcard/photo from Wall Drug is kinda mandatory.

Regards, Jim.
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,620
Posted By JimR
Hey T, Spoke with your dad Monday and he...

Hey T,

Spoke with your dad Monday and he told your Aunt Donna and I about your trip. We are both excited for you! I can tell you one thing for sure, what you are doing will be very addicting and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,238
Posted By JimR
That XL600R looks pretty awesome. And already...

That XL600R looks pretty awesome. And already broke in with the bugs worked out. If I find one laying around I think I may purchase it. Thanks for the pic.

My bike has been in the shop and I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,238
Posted By JimR
My "All World" motorbike.

My idea of an "All World" motorcycle.

A low compression 500cc air cooled single with a carburetor, shipped with different jets for different altitudes. Jets must have easy access for swapping out....
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,520
Posted By JimR
Sorry about that, I thought the 3.? V6 Ecoboost...

Sorry about that, I thought the 3.? V6 Ecoboost and the 5.0 V8 Coyote, had the same 6 speed automatic. I have the 5.0.

Thanks for the video, Jim.
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,520
Posted By JimR
2012 F-150 transmission fluid swap

Was wandering if anyone knows how to refill the transmission fluid on the newer trucks? There is no dipstick and no place that I can see where you can add fluid. I will be close to the 50K mark soon...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By JimR
Not getting any spark to the plugs and am getting...

Not getting any spark to the plugs and am getting no fuel to the throttle body. My GF has the same bike, swapped fuel pumps and hers runs and mine does not. Is there a relay that controls both the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By JimR
Pulled the outboard spark plug and it is not...

Pulled the outboard spark plug and it is not sparking. Does the side stand switch block/interrupt the current going to plug if its faulty? Gonna try to "jump"/bypass that here in a bit.

Am taking...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By JimR
It's been drying all day, just tried to start it...

It's been drying all day, just tried to start it and no go. I wont be able to dive into it until next week, family reunion at my place. I will pull the plugs first to see if they are getting spark...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By JimR
GF showed up, the gang at work, after much...

GF showed up, the gang at work, after much sarcasm at my machine not running, got it loaded in the F-150, took it home and is now in the garage under the fan. It was really damp this morning and the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By JimR
2006 F650GS will not start

Battery is good, terminals are tight, has gas. Its dark, and am in the parking lot at work. Checked all of the fuses, all are good. I reset the brain twice. The starter rolls over nice and strong,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,392
Posted By JimR
Unless it is caked in mud, mine only gets washed...

Unless it is caked in mud, mine only gets washed once per year at the end of the riding season.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,625
Posted By JimR
Thanks for the replies, sounds like another "You...

Thanks for the replies, sounds like another "You get what you pay for" item from the far east so I think I'm gonna pass.

Regards, Jim.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-21-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,625
Posted By JimR
BMS Bi-Metro XLT.

Hello everyone,

I'm new to the Battles Scooters area, been searching the forum and could not find any information about the BMS Bi-Metro XLT. Looks like a Honda Super Cub clone. ...
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,520
Posted By JimR
Thanks for the heads up. Yes, mine a 4X4 as well...

Thanks for the heads up. Yes, mine a 4X4 as well and I already have the stool. Regards, Jim.
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,520
Posted By JimR
Cap just says 5W-20. The manual says I may use...

Cap just says 5W-20. The manual says I may use full synthetic, synthetic blend, or conventional motor oils as long as it meets MotorCraft specification blah blah blah. I actually use 5W-20 MotorCraft...
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,520
Posted By JimR
2012 F-150 Oil Change.

Just picked up my new truck and was perusing the Owners Manual and it is telling me to change my oil when the information "thingy bob" tells me to, or every 10,000 miles, or at least once a year....
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,333
Posted By JimR
Welcome, and you came to the right place for...

Welcome, and you came to the right place for input, these folks will give you plenty of feed back! I'm getting some mixed signals. Let's chew it a little finer shall we; off road? or off pavement?...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,775
Posted By JimR
The 2006 BMW F650GS has just the one cylinder and...

The 2006 BMW F650GS has just the one cylinder and over loaded with camping gear it cruises at 80 mph all day long. It has a governed top speed of 105 mph, but have never gone that fast with all of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,854
Posted By JimR
There are different levels/types of conversions...

There are different levels/types of conversions from RYCA and you can convert from the belt drive to chain drive. Not that it matters, but I'm a huge fan of that engine from Suzuki, very simple to...
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,531
Posted By JimR
My GF and I have BMW F650GS's and have taken...

My GF and I have BMW F650GS's and have taken three trips out west from central Ohio. We both highly recommend sheep skin covers. And depending upon the amount of body hair that is on your tush I...
Forum: The Garage 07-12-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,333
Posted By JimR
OBD II Software for my lap top

Ford is building my 2012 F-150 XL and it is due to be delivered in early August. Was going to purchase a OBD code scanner then after searching the "web" I have discovered there is software. I am...
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,424
Posted By JimR
Went to talk to the sales guy yesterday and here...

Went to talk to the sales guy yesterday and here is what we came up with. An oxford white 2012 F-150 Super Cab, 5.0L engine, 6 speed automatic transmission, 4 wheel drive, and a 3.55 Non-Limited slip...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,424
Posted By JimR
Honest Answer: BECAUSE IT'S REALLY BIG! ...

Honest Answer: BECAUSE IT'S REALLY BIG!

And your right, I do not need a truck that large but a local dealer has two and it's close to the end of the month. I thought maybe he would give me...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,424
Posted By JimR
No eco boost option for the F250 I will be...

No eco boost option for the F250

I will be using this vehicle for my 45 mile one way commute, hauling kids, the dog, pulling a small boat, tossing the F650GS in the back. Will also be taking the...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,424
Posted By JimR
2012 Ford F250 input

Looked at a 2012 F250 "Super Duty", gasoline, extended cab, FX 4WD. Sticker sez $38K. Am seeking all comments, suggestions, advice, love, and hatred towards this truck. Regards, Jim.

Bonus...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,347
Posted By JimR
Was your dad on a Boulevard S40, AKA the Suzuki...

Was your dad on a Boulevard S40, AKA the Suzuki "Savage"? I used to have one and it did not have a fuel gauge nor did it have a trip odometer. I used a small electronic voice recorder I bought at...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,741
Posted By JimR
Used factory lowered BMW F650GS's are a dime a...

Used factory lowered BMW F650GS's are a dime a dozen. My GF's is lowered and it is a very good gravel road bike. Good luck on your search. Regards, Jim.
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,248
Posted By JimR
My 2006 BMW F650GS won't even run with battery...

My 2006 BMW F650GS won't even run with battery that is slightly charged, it needs at least 11 volts.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,226
Posted By JimR
I would choose my very own 2006 BMW F650GS that...

I would choose my very own 2006 BMW F650GS that now has 57,000 miles on it. I would put some new tires on it and freshen all of the fluids/filters before I left and would hope to find more tires and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,354
Posted By JimR
The last set I bought set me back; Front...

The last set I bought set me back;

Front sprocket: $37.31 Part #23002343191

Rear sprocket: $46.24 Part #27712345857

Chain: $93.40 Part #27727682439

Securing plate: $1.67 Part...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,096
Posted By JimR
It may be the printed circuit board, $370 from...

It may be the printed circuit board, $370 from the "stealership".
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,354
Posted By JimR
I have stuck with the O.E.M. chain and ...

I have stuck with the O.E.M. chain and sprockets, they are a little pricey but I get 24K miles out of them. I also like the fact that I do not have to mess around with a master link and I get the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,671
Posted By JimR
I had an '02 Savage I bought new and sold it in...

I had an '02 Savage I bought new and sold it in 2008. It is an awesome machine to learn how to ride and makes a great in town commuter or if you just want to thump around the country side. It did...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By JimR
A company called the "Rice Paddy" in Columbus...

A company called the "Rice Paddy" in Columbus Ohio may be able to assist
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,616
Posted By JimR
I have a 2006 BMW F650GS that I bought new in...

I have a 2006 BMW F650GS that I bought new in July of that year. The machine currently has 56,XXX miles on it. The machine has yet to leave me stranded. Here is a list of issues that I have had with...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,389
Posted By JimR
I change mine at the end of the riding season...

I change mine at the end of the riding season which is about 10K miles. I use Honda's 10 weight fork oil. I will admit that I got it easy, I've got drain holes with hex cap plugs so I do not have to...
Forum: The Garage 05-16-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By JimR
If it were me, I would drain and purge all of the...

If it were me, I would drain and purge all of the fluids that I could, run the engine until all of the gas is gone (it will never all be gone, I would remove fuel tank then clean/purge), remove all...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By JimR
I think it may be time to bypass the switch. Back...

I think it may be time to bypass the switch. Back over at the "Chain Gang" there are detailed instructions on how to remove that switch and bypass it. I have read about alot of folks who prep their...
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