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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By tbarstow
Google the CORE Bar 10 ride that just happened. ...

Google the CORE Bar 10 ride that just happened. Most of that got pretty wet and a bit washed out.
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 276,819
Posted By tbarstow
I went from this: ...

I went from this:

http://i471.photobucket.com/albums/rr77/tbarstow/1150%20Clutch%20Replacement/2014-09-25180451_zps02bbcef9.jpg...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-27-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By tbarstow
Just look at this area using Google Earth and...

Just look at this area using Google Earth and you'll get a pretty good idea of how many dirt roads there are here.

After Death Valley, look at the Mojave Preserve, Bradshaw Trail, Mojave Trail.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-27-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By tbarstow
Some of the higher mountain areas will still have...

Some of the higher mountain areas will still have some snow, such as Brianhead, UT. You should be able to ride most of what you've listed, but paying attention to the weather and elevation is very...
Forum: Vendors 09-25-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By tbarstow
I have a batch of 6 ready to ship. $50 each...

I have a batch of 6 ready to ship. $50 each shipped to you CONUS. International shipping will be extra.

Paypal only.
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,059
Posted By tbarstow
When I have had them on previous bikes, they were...

When I have had them on previous bikes, they were below the headlights and turn signals, and spread a bit wider.

The low lights give you some contrast and shadows that allow you to see anything...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-21-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By tbarstow
Your plan sounds good. Make sure you check...

Your plan sounds good.

Make sure you check the weather to see if there is any more rain headed this way. Your phone will work in Furnace Creek.

Plan on LA traffic taking longer to get through...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By tbarstow
Does it die if you unplug the right side...

Does it die if you unplug the right side sparkplug?
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9,104
Views: 1,353,819
Posted By tbarstow
And the lower left frame to get to a couple of...

And the lower left frame to get to a couple of bolts that are covered up.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-19-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By tbarstow
Come through DV from the south to the north, hit...

Come through DV from the south to the north, hit Westside Road for some easy dirt. At the junction north of Furnace Creek, either head west to 395 and up to Tahoe to SF, or go to Scotty's Castle,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7,027
Views: 1,080,626
Posted By tbarstow
No book version is available from a legitimate...

No book version is available from a legitimate source for copyrighted materials. Take it to a copy shop and they should be able to print one from your DVD.
Forum: Vendors 09-15-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By tbarstow
No, no additional hardware is included. You...

No, no additional hardware is included. You simply reuse the OEM screws that hold the inner air box cover.
Forum: Vendors 09-13-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By tbarstow
The titanium is only 0.035" thick, so you can...

The titanium is only 0.035" thick, so you can still put the cover on over it if you'd like.
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7,027
Views: 1,080,626
Posted By tbarstow
Since the extra pre filter holder I had made sold...

Since the extra pre filter holder I had made sold quickly and there is some interest in it, I put up a vendor page: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1009384

For anyone that has a...
Forum: Vendors 09-12-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By tbarstow
BMW G650X Prefilter Bracket

Just gauging interest in making a few more of the Unifilter Prefilter Brackets. The price is $50 for one in titanium, shipped to you CONUS. Orders must be prepaid.


For anyone that has a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7,027
Views: 1,080,626
Posted By tbarstow
Just noticed you're in CA. Crappy CA gas that is...

Just noticed you're in CA. Crappy CA gas that is more additives than gas will kill your fuel economy. Get some Arizona or Mexican gas and it goes back up.
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7,027
Views: 1,080,626
Posted By tbarstow
Stock gearing? Brakes dragging? Wheel...

Stock gearing?

Brakes dragging?

Wheel bearings?

Slipping clutch?
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7,027
Views: 1,080,626
Posted By tbarstow
What else is on your bike? Luggage, tools, fuel,...

What else is on your bike? Luggage, tools, fuel, etc...

Mileage is sensitive to your riding style, wind direction, and tire pressure. Check your air filter more often than you think you should....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,995
Posted By tbarstow
Also think about vehicle import duties. It...

Also think about vehicle import duties. It varies by country, but is based on the value of it. Talking to different world travelers, this influenced their vehicle choice.

Also consider what type...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-10-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,187
Posted By tbarstow
When you're headed to Utah next, make sure I-15...

When you're headed to Utah next, make sure I-15 exists:

I-15 closed for days, flooding impacting Overton, Logandale

...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7,027
Views: 1,080,626
Posted By tbarstow
The neutral switch can be changed out without...

The neutral switch can be changed out without opening up the engine.
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7,027
Views: 1,080,626
Posted By tbarstow
The photos show the Xchallenge Xrack attached to...

The photos show the Xchallenge Xrack attached to the Touratech steel rear subframe. The XCountry photos show it mounted to the 2009 BMW steel subframe.

Send them an email with photos of your...
Forum: The Garage 09-05-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,396
Posted By tbarstow
You can bend the 5xxx series aluminum alloys...

You can bend the 5xxx series aluminum alloys readily at room temperature. 3/16" thick is pushing it unless you have a BIG brake. Why wouldn't some 1000 series Al sheet work for you?

Buy more...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By tbarstow
Matt - I used an interference fit. The OD of the...

Matt - I used an interference fit. The OD of the bushing is bigger than the hole it went into. Both materials have silmilar coefficients of thermal expansion, that's why I heated the cover and...
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,703
Posted By tbarstow
See if there is an industrial hose supplier in...

See if there is an industrial hose supplier in your area that makes custom lines. I know the place here in Las Vegas advertises that they can replace the hose and use the original fittings for less...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7,027
Views: 1,080,626
Posted By tbarstow
The new cover has a steel sleeve cast into it. I...

The new cover has a steel sleeve cast into it. I used bearing bronze simply because it is designed for that type of application, and it is easier to press fit.
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7,027
Views: 1,080,626
Posted By tbarstow
Here's how fixing my clutch cover turned out: ...

Here's how fixing my clutch cover turned out:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1006074
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By tbarstow
G650X Challenge Clutch Cover Bushing Installation

So I have a BMW G650X Challenge that I really enjoy, but hate giving Hans and Franz more money for parts that were not made correctly to begin with. What happens on this bike is the clutch throwout...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7,027
Views: 1,080,626
Posted By tbarstow
Your clutch mechanism isn't disengaging...

Your clutch mechanism isn't disengaging completely. Pop off the clutch cover and check to see that the central bearing is seated all of the way. Then look inside the clutch cover at the central...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-30-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8,912
Views: 609,432
Posted By tbarstow
Somebody go to this just to mess with the HD...

Somebody go to this just to mess with the HD pirates:

http://i471.photobucket.com/albums/rr77/tbarstow/Piratebikenight_zpsa6a5c1f7.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By tbarstow
The fuel gauges on these bikes are approximate. ...

The fuel gauges on these bikes are approximate. The 1150s suffer from corrosion on the electrical contacts inside the tank and affect the fuel gauge. I find if I have done lots of straight up free...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7,027
Views: 1,080,626
Posted By tbarstow
I believe the pieces you are looking for are...

I believe the pieces you are looking for are included in a set of BMW front brake pads.
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7,027
Views: 1,080,626
Posted By tbarstow
I think Rekluse discontinued the G650X model. ...

I think Rekluse discontinued the G650X model. See if there is one for the "new" g650 that uses the 650X engine.
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 276,819
Posted By tbarstow
Got the boring bar set up and ready to bore out...

Got the boring bar set up and ready to bore out the XChallenge clutch cover to sleeve it so the clutch will work properly again:
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7,027
Views: 1,080,626
Posted By tbarstow
Getting set up to make the bore cut to sleeve my...

Getting set up to make the bore cut to sleeve my clutch cover:

http://i471.photobucket.com/albums/rr77/tbarstow/Mini%20Mill%20Projects/2014-08-27233820_zps49c202e5.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7,027
Views: 1,080,626
Posted By tbarstow
Why? You live in Texas, the land of no hills or...

Why? You live in Texas, the land of no hills or mountains......
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-23-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,187
Posted By tbarstow
I'd start with online maps, then move to the...

I'd start with online maps, then move to the paper maps.

Looks like you have to buy a permit to ride the reservation:

Permits
A permit must be purchased for all trips off paved roads in the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-22-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,187
Posted By tbarstow
That's an aggressive plan for 7 days of riding...

That's an aggressive plan for 7 days of riding (less the day on each end of screwing around picking up/dropping off bikes). Las Vegas to Moab is almost 500 miles.

The Google Maps info will be...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7,027
Views: 1,080,626
Posted By tbarstow
Question Getting rid of the bubble level was the first...

Getting rid of the bubble level was the first recall on the XChallenge!
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7,027
Views: 1,080,626
Posted By tbarstow
Check the inside of your air box. You may have...

Check the inside of your air box. You may have more oil than normal inside of it.

What was the oil level when the bike was hot and vertical with the dipstick pushed all of the way in?

If you...
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