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Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 23,907
Views: 4,043,394
Posted By Lat
Just don't go cheap on the kit to get her plated....

Just don't go cheap on the kit to get her plated. The money you save will cost you in set up time/labor and aggravation on the road later. Lesson learned the hard way trying to help out another DRZ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23,907
Views: 4,043,394
Posted By Lat
I have simulated the oem wrap on my S model on an...

I have simulated the oem wrap on my S model on an E model with a piece of tool tray/drawer liner material from Harbor Freight. Custom cut it to fit your need and zip tie the wrap in place. Using the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,394
Posted By Lat
There is a file at this link, courtesy of Best...

There is a file at this link, courtesy of Best Rest, you may download and read at your leisure, Ian...
http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-341-how-to-ride-off-road-free-download.aspx
Plenty of info...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,083
Posted By Lat
Can you put enough pressure on the drill bit to...

Can you put enough pressure on the drill bit to keep the plastic from turning and get the bit into the plastic? If so, you may be able to use the bit as the extractor tool??? Maybe?

If you want...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,083
Posted By Lat
Have you tried a shop vac restricted down to...

Have you tried a shop vac restricted down to straw size suckage (technical term)? Increase the chances of this working by putting the bike on the side stand. Push air thru from the high/right side...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,715
Posted By Lat
Leverage is a good thang! I would rather you use...

Leverage is a good thang! I would rather you use a tire tool with a spoon like shape or the ass end of an adjustable (Crescent type) wrench over a pointy "BASDriver" - to save the pad surface.

I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,879
Posted By Lat
The sticker style works fine on the bottom of the...

The sticker style works fine on the bottom of the beak/mud guard on the GS... The old style took double stick foam tape and some two inch tape over the badge for added antigravity security to do...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By Lat
Great for tires w/o factory light marks. Even...

Great for tires w/o factory light marks. Even more "scientific" if you mark the heavy spot on the rim before you balance the naked wheel if you are up to turning the tire on the rim to save some...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-16-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By Lat
Shop for 2720 or 2820!

I'm on my third old school Garmin, if you count the Navigator II that came with my '05 GS (that started acting up at !0K miles). #3, pictured below, was to upgrade to NT maps.

Both the 2720 and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,303
Posted By Lat
Not to hijack the thread, but have you tried...

Not to hijack the thread, but have you tried Pine-Sol on reconditioning your bolts? I don't know what kinda guam you are dealing with, but straight Pine-Sol will give old rusted bolts a look as...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-19-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3,833
Views: 157,536
Posted By Lat
So, were you a bit of a Dead Head this afternoon,...

So, were you a bit of a Dead Head this afternoon, or was that your Dada? ~Jeff
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,303
Posted By Lat
I guess you could give 'er a whirl and see? I...

I guess you could give 'er a whirl and see? I have several weeks/miles on the fix Mike suggested, the 56521 product, and I don't doubt it is a long term fix!

The only question I would have with...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-26-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3,833
Views: 157,536
Posted By Lat
Trying - ask anybody!

I am a very trying person! Trying to conform. Shouldn't be a signage issue with this spot...

http://jlphotos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Geosnatching/i-BfLZVt3/0/XL/photo-42-XL.jpg

This old ice...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-25-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3,833
Views: 157,536
Posted By Lat
Is this legal?

Is it alright to change bikes in mid stream, even if there really isn't a stream? I told "Hoss", the owner, someone would likely be by to take a photo of their bike out front. That sign and this...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-24-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3,833
Views: 157,536
Posted By Lat
Timing Is Everythang!

Not to take the wind out of BB's sails, or change the course of history, just a matter of timing to get 'er done... I'd of been on my DRZ, but the whole reason I was up that way was to get a new...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23,907
Views: 4,043,394
Posted By Lat
Miles per Gallon

I'm getting over 20% better mileage with the flick of a switch - or two! I didn't realize my trip odometers where set at seventy something percent factor until I got in from a ride yesterday and knew...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23,907
Views: 4,043,394
Posted By Lat
dasvis got you close... ...

dasvis got you close...
https://tciproductsusa.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=144_166_186&products_id=570&zenid=cf5259b17eca8e00caac2c91e90df1ef

I was so pleasantly surprised by this...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 23,907
Views: 4,043,394
Posted By Lat
I really can't accurately answer your question...

I really can't accurately answer your question yet just because I didn't have enough fuel in the tank to go from "on" to "res" on the Yamaha petcock in the IMS 4 gallon tank.

Seems like you should...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 23,907
Views: 4,043,394
Posted By Lat
My brand new IMS tank held 4.13 gallons yesterday...

My brand new IMS tank held 4.13 gallons yesterday after using all but the last few drops in reserve w/o running out. I had tipped the bike to the left about 8 miles before the fill up to get use of...
Forum: Vendors 04-13-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 63,609
Posted By Lat
1.75 Gallon RotoPax

Here is Tom's rack with the 1.75 gallon fuel cell on the DRZ400S...

http://jlphotos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/DR-Z400s/i-8cJZvSD/0/L/IMG_2334-L.jpg

I see some side racks and maybe a tank bag in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 23,907
Views: 4,043,394
Posted By Lat
You are on the right path!

If you only had one bike, the 650 size would be the way to go, imo. The fact you have a "land yacht" for your two up riding and fire roads, it should be easier to narrow your choice down to the WRR...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,303
Posted By Lat
Permatex 56521 Gets My Approval or Third Time is the Charm!

I'll save you the blow by blow, but two attempts using the GASOILA sealant included with the collar made the timing of Mike's suggestion to try the 56521 sealant a much appreciated update that made...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,303
Posted By Lat
You could improvise on the special tool with a...

You could improvise on the special tool with a couple of large screwdrivers, WF. I used two tire irons crossing each other as an X when I wanted to put hands on my fuel pump. Not a bad idea to mark...
Forum: Vendors 03-01-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 63,609
Posted By Lat
Not a tool tube, Tom.

Sorry for any confusion, Tom! The canister I was speaking of is the charcoal canister just forward of the helmet lock. I would think we could easily mount something in that area. One idea that comes...
Forum: Vendors 02-28-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 63,609
Posted By Lat
Thanks, Tom!

I just wanted to chime in and thank you, Tom, for the first farkle on my "new to me" '04 S model DR Z400. It even fits with the canister once I changed the canister bracket fastener out for an old...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 58,699
Posted By Lat
I sure wouldn't suggest putting electronic gear...

I sure wouldn't suggest putting electronic gear or anything combustible-ish, or under pressure in the left box due to the heat from the exhaust, at least not in the warm months. It could be a benefit...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,201
Posted By Lat
Lots of good info! Surely there is someone in...

Lots of good info! Surely there is someone in your area (Atlanta?) that will offer to walk you thru your first service. They will have all the special tools. Atlanta is sure to have an active MOA...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,027
Posted By Lat
He put it better than I would have

I agree with GoFar. You can evacuate the moisture away from your body too fast. I have been wearing a Vanson Hurricane Mark 2 leather full perf jacket for years. It does hold / soak up some sweat...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,259
Posted By Lat
As in many cases, good thangs come to he who...

As in many cases, good thangs come to he who waits - five months! Glad I subscribed to your thread, Poupi and Fleshpiston.

I am sure there are many of us that have our fingers crossed for you,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,985
Posted By Lat
I know this idea is outside of your bike...

I know this idea is outside of your bike question, but I would start steering your dad toward a flashy convertible - car! Ease him into the idea. More of a chick magnet for the geriatric group too....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-19-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,415
Posted By Lat
The Nav II buttons on the left side of the cradle...

The Nav II buttons on the left side of the cradle will not work with the Garmin branded units, but you will get all the features of the Garmin models that fit/power up using your Nav II dock.

My...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,837
Posted By Lat
Sealed the deal!

Used foil tape (for use on sealing hvac plenums/duct work) on that gap and the tool tray strap hole from the tire side of things to keep the road grim out of the under seat area. Reused the factory...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,684
Posted By Lat
I was venting to a GSA riding pal about the high...

I was venting to a GSA riding pal about the high failure rate of my first replacement H7 low beam bulb on my GS from Auto Zone - less than 5K miles, when the oem last around 10K miles. He suggested I...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,078
Posted By Lat
If you like form/function type gear, and what BMW...

If you like form/function type gear, and what BMW rider doesn't, you might want to stretch your budget some for a Marsee with the "Corona" (specific to BMW via the fuel cap bolt pattern) mount....
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,248
Posted By Lat
Are you allowed an open fire? The only safest way...

Are you allowed an open fire? The only safest way to get radiant heat in the sleeping bag with you is an old trick I learned in the Boy Scouts several life times ago. It is labor intensive and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By Lat
My '05 GS acts just as you are experiencing even...

My '05 GS acts just as you are experiencing even after replacing the battery with the Odyssey 536. I have installed a line voltage led ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,117
Posted By Lat
Big bucks, but a good company with good products,...

Big bucks, but a good company with good products, http://www.mccruise.com/BMW-Motorcycle-Cruise-Control.html

No, I don't own one, but I do know a couple of guys that have had great service from...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,521
Posted By Lat
Another vote for mounting the control to your...

Another vote for mounting the control to your jacket via the controller cover. You don't run the risk of someone "borrowing" it from the bike (hard to believe someone would do that, but it happened...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 58,699
Posted By Lat
Thanks Guys!

Yes, Paul, I am that cheap! Thanks for the dissertation!

Dennis~ Your Rok strap variation is a big improvement over the zip ties, especially for my app inside the bag where my buds can't see I am...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 58,699
Posted By Lat
Just say NO to bungees. Step away from the...

Just say NO to bungees. Step away from the bungee. Straps are infinitely variable in length and cinch down a load and stay put w/o launching into orbit upon failure. Nothing says I care enough about...
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