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Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By AKjeff
Thanks Skyshadow, I'll keep that in mind if I...

Thanks Skyshadow, I'll keep that in mind if I decide to go this direction.
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By AKjeff
Bump, I'd like a little more input... ...

Bump, I'd like a little more input...



I took my trip with the stock G/S subframe and pannier racks.

I would still like to install the GS subframe, for better luggage mounting and tie down...
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 626
Posted By AKjeff
Thanks :thumb This I can agree with, I just...

Thanks :thumb

This I can agree with, I just hadn't thought it all the way through yet.
The rest of the suggestions at least gave me a laugh.

I'll probably put it on my shelf of old busted...
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 626
Posted By AKjeff
Any Use For a Cracked Coil?

When I bought my G/S it came with a spare coil.
I finally need to install it, the poor thing needed a trailer ride home yesterday after I got caught out in the rain.

I got to tell my wife that...
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By AKjeff
That's a lot of great info, thanks. What I...

That's a lot of great info, thanks.

What I really want to do is fit the GS fender so I can use the GS solo seat that fits the GS tank. I figured it would be easiest to swap the subframe too. Of...
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By AKjeff
Thanks for the info. I did compare the muffler...

Thanks for the info. I did compare the muffler part numbers and see there is one more hanger on the GS muffler as well. I will probably put a low exhaust on the bike temporarily while I sort things...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By AKjeff
R80G/S Pannier Rack on an R100GS Subframe?

I've got an R100GS subframe that I plan to install on my R80G/S.
Will my R80G/S pannier rack bolt on to the R100 subframe?

I'm planning the work now while I'm at work, I'll be home in a couple...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 353,604
Posted By AKjeff
:lol3 Thanks for the heads up thetable, I...

:lol3

Thanks for the heads up thetable, I wasn't aware of the consequences of rolling the engine backwards like that.
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 353,604
Posted By AKjeff
Yeah, me too. It seems to lug fine, though I...

Yeah, me too. It seems to lug fine, though I dislike the rattling sound that my engine makes.
I've read it's the clutch plates. At first I was afraid it was the cam chain, though it doesn't seem...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By AKjeff
Take a look at Ryca: http://www.rycamotors.com/...

Take a look at Ryca:
http://www.rycamotors.com/

They build a couple different kits for these bikes, including a scrambler.
I would like to build their hardtail bobber.

To the OP, I love the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 353,604
Posted By AKjeff
What's your weight and what springs do you have...

What's your weight and what springs do you have in it?
When I had the heavy springs installed the comfort setting in the manual was recommended. I haven't gotten around to changing from those...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 353,604
Posted By AKjeff
I haven't tried it but the local parts guy told...

I haven't tried it but the local parts guy told me it was compatible.
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 176,694
Posted By AKjeff
I've been contemplating/planning on selling my...

I've been contemplating/planning on selling my G/S.

I've loved the looks of these bikes since I first saw one yet I hardly ride it at all. Currently it's not registered or insured, though I do...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By AKjeff
If I was ever in need of a rally bike I'd do it...

If I was ever in need of a rally bike I'd do it the way Ned did it.
Here's a couple links to his story.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=707131

http://neduro.com/bike-decisions/
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 353,604
Posted By AKjeff
Sorry about that, I realized that this morning...

Sorry about that, I realized that this morning when I re-read my post.

I rode the bike with stock springs for two weeks. They did start to settle in some and I could get more foot on the ground. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 353,604
Posted By AKjeff
smacdab, Keep in mind the bike suspension will...

smacdab, Keep in mind the bike suspension will settle some when your weight is on it.
Also, depending on your weight, you may be able to get by with the lighter suspension springs, which will help...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,995
Posted By AKjeff
Congrats! That was my first bike too. I loved...

Congrats! That was my first bike too. I loved everything about it except the kick start. It wasn't really that bad, it was my my knee that wasn't up to the challenge.
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By AKjeff
I just bought a 350 EXC-F. I'll second...

I just bought a 350 EXC-F. I'll second intrepid1's statement, the power to weight of this little bike is great. I just had the wheels balanced and it's smooth up to 84 mph. It seemed to quit...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 353,604
Posted By AKjeff
Wow, that is a good testament to that rack. I...

Wow, that is a good testament to that rack. I had considered one in the past, I guess it will be back on my list.

Thanks for the info from Acerbis bentmettle.
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 353,604
Posted By AKjeff
Stupid motorcycle tricks

I have proven once again that I have no business attempting to wheelie a bike.
The good news is it still runs, it's just cosmetic.

I bent the left radiator, despite it hiding behind the 20L...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 353,604
Posted By AKjeff
I just checked the Wee Beasty thread, I see...

I just checked the Wee Beasty thread, I see E-Ticket's plug was buried in the harness over the engine somewhere. Mine was just laying in the black plastic tray. I found it while running my GPS cable...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 353,604
Posted By AKjeff
I had forgotten about the fan kit. It's on my...

I had forgotten about the fan kit. It's on my list.
Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 353,604
Posted By AKjeff
Empty white plug under the seat?

Does anyone know what the unused white two conductor plug under the left side of the seat is for?
It's keyed hot and ground. I found it while installing my GPS today. I went straight to the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 353,604
Posted By AKjeff
That's a good point. I was a little bummed that...

That's a good point. I was a little bummed that my bike came with the silver rims but I don't look at them while I'm riding, so I didn't stay bummed for long.

I've been meaning to post my...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 353,604
Posted By AKjeff
Does anyone know if the valve specs for the...

Does anyone know if the valve specs for the 2014's are the same as the 2012's? I'm following E-Tickets wonderful write up on checking the valves and three of the four are tight.

on edit: Just got...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 353,604
Posted By AKjeff
Picked Mine Up Today

Here it is:

http://akjeff.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Various-bikes/i-x7gx6dw/0/M/IMG_0086-M.jpg

Rode home the long way from the dealership so I could do the first oil change. Tomorrow I'll check...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 226,023
Posted By AKjeff
They show up fine, thanks for the pics and report.

They show up fine, thanks for the pics and report.
Forum: Americas 01-18-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 30,724
Posted By AKjeff
Guano, have you looked into going to Vancouver...

Guano, have you looked into going to Vancouver Island for a long weekend?
I think there is a WA state ferry that runs over there in the summer, as well as the BC ferries.

There is also the Black...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 226,023
Posted By AKjeff
I got the same message until I signed out of my...

I got the same message until I signed out of my Gmail account, then the pics came up fine.
Forum: Americas 01-18-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 30,724
Posted By AKjeff
I figured that might be what you were trying to...

I figured that might be what you were trying to do, travel a different route heading home.

Here's the SE ferry schedule:...
Forum: Americas 01-18-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 30,724
Posted By AKjeff
You'd have to ride across the gulf on one ferry...

You'd have to ride across the gulf on one ferry to Juneau or Ketchikan, then get on another one to Prince Rupert.

Have you considered riding to Haines? You can catch the Prince Rupert ferry from...
Forum: Americas 01-17-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 30,724
Posted By AKjeff
You don't say when you're wanting to travel. ...

You don't say when you're wanting to travel. Here's a schedule for next June:...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 226,023
Posted By AKjeff
This is how I look at it.

This is how I look at it.
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 34,136
Posted By AKjeff
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Latin America 01-08-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By AKjeff
Thanks for helping some good folks out Danny and...

Thanks for helping some good folks out Danny and Damasovi.
I love this community.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 226,023
Posted By AKjeff
That describes me :lol3 But I don't care, I...

That describes me :lol3
But I don't care, I want a 450/500 cc street legal out of the box adventure bike. I have miles of desert hills and valleys to explore. My 1200 is just a little more than I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 226,023
Posted By AKjeff
I wonder if the Canadian importer would sell...

I wonder if the Canadian importer would sell "kits" to American buyers.
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 226,023
Posted By AKjeff
I will look at one if they import them. I hope...

I will look at one if they import them. I hope to be in the market for a new bike soon and I want a 450 sized bike.
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 353,604
Posted By AKjeff
I haven't read the whole thread yet, so apologies...

I haven't read the whole thread yet, so apologies if someone mentioned this already.

I had a thought on the hard start issue some have mentioned.

Has anyone checked the battery voltage while...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-23-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,180
Posted By AKjeff
:wave Neil Thanks for taking us along on the...

:wave Neil

Thanks for taking us along on the adventure, good to see you found WiFi.
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