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Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 08:45 AM
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Posted By cpallen
Scottoiler install

Nice job, thanks for posting!
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 06:11 PM
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Views: 1,272,676
Posted By cpallen
Wow that was a lot of work. bound to help many...

Wow that was a lot of work. bound to help many people over time.

However, in your case, I would put at #1:

"I brought this mf in for service and preventive maintenance and now it won't idle....
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 08:29 AM
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Posted By cpallen
kill sw neutral sw - in neutral with sidestand...

kill sw
neutral sw - in neutral with sidestand up or down
sidestand sw - in neutral with sidestand up or down
clutch sw - in gear with sidestand up
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 01:12 PM
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Posted By cpallen
Sorry. I have a good memory, it's just short.

Sorry. I have a good memory, it's just short.
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 08:31 AM
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Posted By cpallen
This is no joke! Talk about pucker factor! I...

This is no joke! Talk about pucker factor! I couple of posts up ^ I think that Dutch mentioned pulling the ABS fuse when riding off road so you don't have to remember to turn it off everytime you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 11:15 AM
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Posted By cpallen
spark plugs (plural)

Don't forget you need two each!
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 06:03 AM
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Posted By cpallen
I average 52 mpg (US) tank to tank in all urban...

I average 52 mpg (US) tank to tank in all urban type of riding. Wouldn't be surprised to get 61 without the city stop-n-go.
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 03:54 PM
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Posted By cpallen
Great idea! Thanks.

Great idea! Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 08:37 AM
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Posted By cpallen
I do turn the abs off, just saying if you don't...

I do turn the abs off, just saying if you don't the brakes don't help you much. It resets itself every time you turn off the ignition, so I have taken to just using the kill switch for brief stops...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 10:52 PM
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Posted By cpallen
I'm 5-9 31" inseam. I have an OEM low seat from...

I'm 5-9 31" inseam. I have an OEM low seat from the Xmoto and it made a huge difference - so much so I am entirely rethinking having to lower it. Too late tonight but I'll take some measurements in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 06:10 PM
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Posted By cpallen
mini-review from a novice rider: The rear shock...

mini-review from a novice rider: The rear shock does some funny shit that's for sure. Laden it will raise up as the bike heels over, which I am sure is why it pitches me off so frequently. On the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 03:07 PM
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Posted By cpallen
I can measure mine when I get home - you just...

I can measure mine when I get home - you just want the static unladen clearance?
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 06:24 AM
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Posted By cpallen
Hole Mover Tool :lol3

Hole Mover Tool :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 05:56 AM
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Posted By cpallen
I'm glad you brought this up. I'm tempted to go...

I'm glad you brought this up. I'm tempted to go this route. However, I've been warned that without the reservoir the oil volume is so reduced that there is a significant possibility that it would...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-23-2015, 09:25 PM
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Posted By cpallen
Like this?

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/v/t1.0-9/559825_607066489307412_1346997757_n.jpg?oh=f8556278834975cfe4b69e40221c31cd&oe=55B3E3E4&__gda__=1434058051_2523614b449fce2a5376bb4b7681d...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-23-2015, 07:31 PM
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Posted By cpallen
He'll be fine with the MSF class and the written...

He'll be fine with the MSF class and the written test. He won't have to take the riding test at DMV, which is a real PIA. And don't worry Pops, you will seem smarter and smarter to him as the years...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-23-2015, 03:08 PM
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Posted By cpallen
Endorsement

Is he taking the MSF Basic class, or taking the DMV riding test? If he's taking the DMV test - the cone weave is where most people fail. Remind him that he can swing wide and use all the available...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 10:39 AM
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Posted By cpallen
Hey Sean, Konflict Motorsports is local to...

Hey Sean,

Konflict Motorsports is local to me and the place I considered using. They have a great reputation I just can't decide if it would benefit me sufficiently to spend the money. I was going...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-21-2015, 08:22 PM
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Posted By cpallen
1911fan: that was great treatment advisory -...

1911fan: that was great treatment advisory - thank you for posting. I did not know that icing was not a good idea - it's somewhat counter-intuitive. I did know that cutting the X and trying to suck...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 06:32 PM
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Posted By cpallen
Thanks Swamp, and some good advice :lol3

Thanks Swamp, and some good advice :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 10:24 AM
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Posted By cpallen
I just bought a Low X Moto seat on ebay, should...

I just bought a Low X Moto seat on ebay, should get it by the end of next week. I hope that will help when I have to stop. Not that worried about riding comfort because I can always stand up for a...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2015, 10:03 AM
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Posted By cpallen
I guess you could call this 'early bird' :*sip*

I guess you could call this 'early bird' :*sip*
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 10:16 AM
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Posted By cpallen
https://www.flickr.com/photos/niminatan/1618737549...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/niminatan/16187375493/sizes/l/
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 03:34 PM
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Posted By cpallen
Fastway EVO fit list.

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/PN-901-2606/Fastway-Evo-footpegs-F3-BMW-HP2-G650X-G450X

These are 901-2606. The GS1200, etc are 901-2603. I don't know what the difference is for sure, but I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 01:02 PM
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Posted By cpallen
Great idea, thanks for the tip! Googling...

Great idea, thanks for the tip!

Googling "knarp" led me to this:

http://www.amazon.com/Universal-Throttle-Clutch-Repair-Motorcycle/dp/B009YEYN6A/ref=wl_mb_wl_huc_mrai_1_dp
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2,391
Views: 398,511
Posted By cpallen
Vague sound effects - maybe clutch slipping from...

Vague sound effects - maybe clutch slipping from oil leaking past a bad transmission seal?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-27-2015, 12:49 PM
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Views: 174,338
Posted By cpallen
Wouldn't pretty much any fat bar work on the DD?...

Wouldn't pretty much any fat bar work on the DD? Visit your local dirt bike-centric shop and look at the bars on display I'll bet you could find something flatter like a superbike bar for instance:
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-24-2015, 10:24 PM
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Views: 174,338
Posted By cpallen
two words: stand up A couple of minutes...

two words: stand up

A couple of minutes standing periodically makes a huge difference. It's fun and you get some strange looks too.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-13-2015, 11:19 AM
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Posted By cpallen
As far as I know, the C-Bow bags are NLA from SW...

As far as I know, the C-Bow bags are NLA from SW Motech but I think that they are now being sold by Ortlieb.

Oh! here are some: http://www.amotostuff.com/hepco_becker_cbow/640-015-00-01.html
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 03:46 PM
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Posted By cpallen
Is it worth it to fabricate a heat shield for the...

Is it worth it to fabricate a heat shield for the hose, with maybe a section of insulated dryer exhaust duct?
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7,915
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Posted By cpallen
JP, let me know if those ^ don't work out for...

JP, let me know if those ^ don't work out for you. I put some fastways on my bike and don't expect to go back to the stock pegs.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-11-2015, 03:43 PM
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Posted By cpallen
Here's my Aprilia

Well, the engine at least.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2949/15189402459_95b2398580_z.jpg

Much more fun than the Dorsoduro because it doesn't egg me on into danger!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-11-2015, 03:31 PM
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Posted By cpallen
Fixed it for ya.

Fixed it for ya.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-10-2015, 08:56 PM
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Posted By cpallen
Me too! Seemingly endless riding options around...

Me too! Seemingly endless riding options around here.....

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8616/16310555678_b29e2c17f4_z.jpg
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-03-2015, 04:36 PM
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Views: 174,338
Posted By cpallen
You can also buy 32 oz cans of ethanol-free 92...

You can also buy 32 oz cans of ethanol-free 92 octane gas with Stabil in Lowes and Home Depot in a DOT-approved container. Around $5.
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2,391
Views: 398,511
Posted By cpallen
Ted Porter, Beemer Shop has your answers.

Ted Porter, Beemer Shop has your answers.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-28-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 778
Views: 174,338
Posted By cpallen
You all are a great group!

You all are a great group!
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3,645
Views: 1,426,829
Posted By cpallen
Yup, they were being sued by employees for some...

Yup, they were being sued by employees for some kind of payroll problem, closed up shop and filed for bankruptcy.
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7,915
Views: 1,272,676
Posted By cpallen
Thanks so I know it's not me :D then. The...

Thanks so I know it's not me :D then. The original Saharas were rock solid to faster than I wanted to go but I'm sure they would have sucked most of the places I have ridden so far (less the to and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7,915
Views: 1,272,676
Posted By cpallen
That's what I am going to try next. The old...

That's what I am going to try next. The old stand-by - the tire all others are compared against.
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