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Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14,630
Views: 1,703,590
Posted By JDLuke
I'm going to assume you're talking about cutting...

I'm going to assume you're talking about cutting the snorkel off a couple of inches in front of the filter.

I did it to my bike years ago, and to be honest I didn't notice any sort of difference...
Forum: Regional forums 04-02-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 185,368
Posted By JDLuke
I've been out of the loop for a while, and just...

I've been out of the loop for a while, and just heard.

Rest in Peace Rick. I'm glad I had a chance to know you, but it wasn't for long enough.

:cry
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By JDLuke
Different forks, different shock, different...

Different forks, different shock, different wheel. In addition for early models the frame is slightly different, because the Dakar will have a lug for a chain roller that the GS lacks.

If you...
Forum: Vendors 01-25-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 47,309
Posted By JDLuke
The battery is great so far, light in weight and...

The battery is great so far, light in weight and starting my balky machine easily (although to be fair the weather has been much warmer this week). Thanks for the shirt!
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,633
Posted By JDLuke
+1 on the dualist (or soloist if you can get away...

+1 on the dualist (or soloist if you can get away with it) + snowpeak folding stove combo. Minimal space, plenty of function.

If only I could nest my Aeropress inside.
Forum: Face plant 01-25-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 208,180
Posted By JDLuke
The sidewall of that tire and the ground...

The sidewall of that tire and the ground immediately underneath sure look wet with oil to me in that first picture.
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14,630
Views: 1,703,590
Posted By JDLuke
Yes, sometimes to the point of not being able to...

Yes, sometimes to the point of not being able to read the sight glass at all for all the gray-brown foam. Part of the problem is that my daily commute is but five miles each way, and when I don't...
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By JDLuke
I think a lot of people have been burned by that...

I think a lot of people have been burned by that particular issue. For whatever reason, the 650GS battery is listed incorrectly in many application guides. I'm quite certain you can't do anything...
Forum: Vendors 01-20-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 47,309
Posted By JDLuke
My Scorpion AGM has been behaving terribly for...

My Scorpion AGM has been behaving terribly for the past couple of weeks, and indeed I have had the indignity of having to drive a car to work a couple of times. I just placed an order for an eight...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By JDLuke
One possibility, if the switch doesn't need to be...

One possibility, if the switch doesn't need to be right there at the thumb while riding:
http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-FGbkQqG/0/XL/i-FGbkQqG-XL.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4,906
Views: 644,864
Posted By JDLuke
The only difference in the internals would be the...

The only difference in the internals would be the spring and shims. That's what House of Horsepower or any other suspension specialist will fix for you. HoH is the simplest option because by now...
Forum: Regional forums 12-15-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 185,368
Posted By JDLuke
U and I :evil

U and I :evil
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 14,630
Views: 1,703,590
Posted By JDLuke
It's not a thread of its own. RMarkR is the guy...

It's not a thread of its own. RMarkR is the guy who immediately comes to mind as having done an amazing oil-in-frame job, and I think most or all of the posts about it are in the "Yamaha Forks on a...
Forum: Regional forums 12-14-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 185,368
Posted By JDLuke
Fiximified.

Fiximified.
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,931
Posted By JDLuke
I love this. Here, to get essentially the...

I love this.

Here, to get essentially the same effect, we spend hundreds of dollars on "light pipes" and most spend hundreds more on installation.
Forum: Vendors 12-08-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 157,308
Posted By JDLuke
I have to say, if you come up with a hitch design...

I have to say, if you come up with a hitch design for the BMW single cylinder F650GS/Dakar/G650GS bikes, I would have an awfully hard time not purchasing one of these. I wouldn't need it regularly,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 14,630
Views: 1,703,590
Posted By JDLuke
Try just putting it in neutral and hitting the...

Try just putting it in neutral and hitting the starter button for a moment...
Forum: Vendors 12-07-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4,162
Views: 889,736
Posted By JDLuke
I won't be satisfied until I can sing along with...

I won't be satisfied until I can sing along with The Who.

I can see for miles and miles,
I can see for miles and miles,
I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles and...
Forum: Regional forums 12-06-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 185,368
Posted By JDLuke
Actually whether they're official waypoints or...

Actually whether they're official waypoints or just intersections that DO have names, it would be helpful for getting scattered groups back together. You just know there will be more feudin'...
Forum: Regional forums 12-06-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 185,368
Posted By JDLuke
Screw you and your evil plans, I'm going second...

Screw you and your evil plans, I'm going second this time. Lose me and you're alone. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 22,750
Posted By JDLuke
So it's still a good idea for the vast majority...

So it's still a good idea for the vast majority of weekend warriors, then?
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14,630
Views: 1,703,590
Posted By JDLuke
That does not sound entirely normal. There IS a...

That does not sound entirely normal. There IS a lock setting like that, but I rarely if ever use it. You should be able to pull the key out with the ignition simply 'off'.
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4,906
Views: 644,864
Posted By JDLuke
Additionally, while you're here, I think finally...

Additionally, while you're here, I think finally realized a couple of months back what you meant by feeling that the bike feels biased towards steering with the front. It definitely turns more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 22,750
Posted By JDLuke
:cry My cage is a Volvo, although I don't think...

:cry My cage is a Volvo, although I don't think I've moved it in something like a year. Flat tire, leaves gathering, the poor thing is rather neglected. It's a pretty nice car to drive, though, if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 22,750
Posted By JDLuke
No, no studs but I'm seriously considering trying...

No, no studs but I'm seriously considering trying a set. That last picture was at the bottom of my driveway, and the bike couldn't make it up until I took out the snowblower to clear a path. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 22,750
Posted By JDLuke
Not me. Fair weather only, everything else...

Not me. Fair weather only, everything else scares me.

http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/807845803_RmCdp-XL-1.jpg

http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/1167526171_VJvJM-L.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,062
Posted By JDLuke
Reliable? Yeah, there are just a few things that...

Reliable? Yeah, there are just a few things that go wrong with any regularity on these bikes, and few of those will prevent you from getting home. Steering head bearings, swingarm bearings, water...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 22,750
Posted By JDLuke
In nearly 11 years of riding an ABS equipped...

In nearly 11 years of riding an ABS equipped bike, I can count the number of times it has activated without pulling my shoes off or pants down. However, one of the times was on dry but very rough...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 22,750
Posted By JDLuke
So you're only kind of an asshole? :lol3

So you're only kind of an asshole? :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14,630
Views: 1,703,590
Posted By JDLuke
I had that problem myself, particularly when the...

I had that problem myself, particularly when the temperature was high. At some point BMW changed the design on the mirrors, and the new design is much better at holding position.
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14,630
Views: 1,703,590
Posted By JDLuke
Everything from Touratech is 71% higher than it...

Everything from Touratech is 71% higher than it should be.
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,923
Posted By JDLuke
This should probably get bumped to CS&M, but how...

This should probably get bumped to CS&M, but how many auto dealerships does the US Government own?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8,673
Views: 1,742,917
Posted By JDLuke
Complete with the hair stuck to it ...

Complete with the hair stuck to it
http://www.pxleyes.com/images/contests/hair/fullsize/hair_4bbf75912800f.jpg
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,658
Posted By JDLuke
I live roughly half a mile from Campmor... I...

I live roughly half a mile from Campmor... I think I'll go check these out.
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,155
Posted By JDLuke
That's a deal breaker right there. If I'm not...

That's a deal breaker right there. If I'm not leaving dead baby seals in my wake as I motor on down the road I'm just not happy.
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,454
Posted By JDLuke
I never think twice about it, but then I've got a...

I never think twice about it, but then I've got a 35" inseam.
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14,630
Views: 1,703,590
Posted By JDLuke
Yeah, that bike would look better with a smaller,...

Yeah, that bike would look better with a smaller, lighter assy end. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 95,581
Posted By JDLuke
I practice on snow and ice with every car I ever...

I practice on snow and ice with every car I ever drive through a winter. Whenever I experience oversteering, I turn the wheels into the slide and the front tends to recover very nicely as a result. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 95,581
Posted By JDLuke
In other words, you countersteer the bike and add...

In other words, you countersteer the bike and add a bit of body english. I'd suggest that pushing forward rather than down is the only modification that technique might warrant.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 31,186
Views: 7,559,260
Posted By JDLuke
Hurts like hell, too.

Hurts like hell, too.
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