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Forum: Equipment 04-27-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,043
Posted By kellyk7
Slumberjack - Why not

One Sleeping bag I have not seen posted here is the Slumberjack Ultimate 30

I have this bag as one of my mid weight bags - I love it because it is light weight , compresses down to a roll that...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,773
Posted By kellyk7
Nothing new here

I have two 10 Liter MSR dromedary bags. Why 10 Liter you ask. because I can carry any amount I want from 1 quart to 5 gallons . they don't have to be full always :-) and I carry a waterworks (now...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 361,923
Posted By kellyk7
Absolute Riot

This may have been posted before on this thread - if so sorry for the duplicate

http://www.youtube.com/user/shugemery

Give this guy a look over on You Tube, he is an absolute riot but will...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,030
Posted By kellyk7
I admit - It's Lame But....

Ok so I got a pack of these red and white reflective strips at Harbor Freight for 6.00. Wiped the case with a dry paper towel and stuck it on, that has been over a year ago, no signs of them coming...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By kellyk7
looks the same

From the pictures it appears this is what could be done

Thanks for the confirmation
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By kellyk7
Ideas about F650GS fan options

I have been looking at Fans for the F650GS - has anybody found a substitute for the original, which can be quite pricey. the fan itslef on the 1997 to 200? K1200 seems to be the same.

has...
Forum: Americas 03-25-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,048
Posted By kellyk7
Different idea

My ridding jacket has reflective sections on it , I light up pretty good in the headlights , let's face it if your gonna get hit by some night blind old dude you want every chance of it being a clean...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,681
Posted By kellyk7
One consideration that nobody has brought up here...

One consideration that nobody has brought up here is: The US market has not had bikes available that are available overseas. this includes Dual Sports. Many say that this is due to the fact there...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By kellyk7
I found this at the chain gang ...

I found this at the chain gang

http://faq.f650.com/FAQs/SprocketsOtherSizesFAQ.htm#Table:%20Chain%20Links
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2011, 02:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By kellyk7
With the OEM 16T (or 15T) Front and 47T Rear,...

With the OEM 16T (or 15T) Front and 47T Rear, the Classic F Chain has 110 Links. The Dakar has 112.

So the stock CHAIN WHEELS are 16/47 and you are going to 15/49

The Stock chain is 110 links...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By kellyk7
BMW F650GS Dakar

I currently ride a DAK with a 4 gal tank and the one time I ran the tank dry it had 246 miles on the ODO.

If I remember correctly when I had my 93 XR650L that tank went dry someplace around 110...
Forum: The Garage 07-27-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,300
Posted By kellyk7
Bandsaw

my personal opinion and it comes from a sears version of that Band saw - you need to get online and look up how to align the three wheels that the band saw runs on. the problem I had with the three...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By kellyk7
One thing to consider

I picked up a tweaked CR85 for my kids to learn to ride on.


What an EYE opener - this was a 32HP 140 pound monster - threw every new rider kid that tried to mount it. This thing has an...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,855
Posted By kellyk7
oH one more

BTW I have not had any trouble keeping these tires in balance as they wear

the rear has no weight on it now and the front has a small weight that has not moved much as the tire wore,

this...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,855
Posted By kellyk7
Ditch Give us your feelings on the wet road...

Ditch

Give us your feelings on the wet road manners of these tires on your bike?

This for me is the main reason I am changing to a different tire. When I ride the rain on these I tend to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,855
Posted By kellyk7
Tire Review of Kenda K761

I have gotten to the point it is time to replace the tires.

The Bike

BMW F650GS Dakar weight 430 lbs

Style of drive

I am not real aggressive, drive a lot of highway and road, some...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,436
Posted By kellyk7
All I can speak to is the BMW F650GS Dakar

First I have a 2002 F650GS Dakar and absolutely love it. the more I ride it the more I like it, I have put about 10k miles of the 22k miles on the bike. It is pretty much stock, I did swap the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 16,160
Views: 1,942,816
Posted By kellyk7
Yeah I had the same issue with the Pannier rack...

Yeah I had the same issue with the Pannier rack on that side, I had to have the front mount rebuilt with a little more belly to the arch so it would clear the extra size of the muffler up there. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 16,160
Views: 1,942,816
Posted By kellyk7
The bracket was the one that came with the Can -...

The bracket was the one that came with the Can - it is a carbon fiber strap and I just flipped it around the other side because the can is intended for a right side mount and it is now on the left...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16,160
Views: 1,942,816
Posted By kellyk7
Aftermarket pipe on the cheap

My brother had this Akrapovik Carbon fiber can laying around that he pulled off a 2003 GSXR-1000 so I went with it, but almost any flange mounted can will work the same. it was nice that the Carbon...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By kellyk7
HELP 2002 F650GS Fan Troubles

I have a 2002 F650 Dak and the fan quit - it is the fan and I know I need a new one but I don't like the idea of shelling out 250.00 on a new one.

does anybody know of other fans or other...
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,414
Posted By kellyk7
Ok you lost me on the flange The GSXR midpipe...

Ok you lost me on the flange The GSXR midpipe has a 3" x 3.5" flat mount plate that has a 2" hole in center and 4 holes for bolts that the muffler mount bolts to

The titanium flange is .25 thick ...
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,414
Posted By kellyk7
this is new ground to me, I talked to the welder...

this is new ground to me, I talked to the welder and stainless dealer and they recommend 304 or 316 for weld-ability 316 is commonly used for salt resistance 303 is not weldable


Any info...
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,414
Posted By kellyk7
in a way that was my original plan but the mid...

in a way that was my original plan but the mid pipe had a crazy little bend that was just not doable

I have found a source for 3 inch wide 304 stainless .25 thick strap they sell by the foot for...
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,414
Posted By kellyk7
Ok I may have taken my hack saw to the pipe just...

Ok I may have taken my hack saw to the pipe just a bit too quick

It appears that the Suzuki mid pipe is actually made of Titanium

if the BMW piece is stainless it would be a 300 alloy due to no...
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,414
Posted By kellyk7
HELP I may be Hosed

Ok i took my Muffler to a welding shop and they said no problem, now they say that can not weld it

Does anybody know what metal the pipe/muffler on a BMW F650GS is made of

I also have the...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,356
Posted By kellyk7
I am shocked

I am surprised nobody suggested that there may be info on that metal sticker on front of the carb. it is between the air horn and the fuel pump. this is ussually done on reman carbs, and will bear...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,414
Posted By kellyk7
portatorch

I started with a setup like that still have the regulators and the torch the acetylene bottle but the Oxygen bottle is too small that size 1 Acet bottle will generally last through 2 or more fills on...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,414
Posted By kellyk7
Thanks - I will try this . Like so many things...

Thanks - I will try this . Like so many things welding seems to be one of those things that you just have to feel. and it takes time to get that feel.
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,414
Posted By kellyk7
I have a can of 6011, it has been a while since I...

I have a can of 6011, it has been a while since I burned one, if I remember correctly i had trouble getting them to run right, I may have to burn a few on some scrap to get a feel for it.
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,414
Posted By kellyk7
I need Advice on welding Expanded metal grate

one of my biggest challenges is welding Expanded metal to angle or box to make a rack.

I need advice on how to accomplish this with the best result.

I have an AC - 225 buzz box.
my favorite...
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,414
Posted By kellyk7
Question About Welding Stainless Pipes

I have been given a stainless mid pipe from a GSXR with carbon fiber Can that I want to put on my BWM F650 DAK I figure I can cut the Mid Pipe and then Cut the back section of the DAK pipe and weld...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,261
Posted By kellyk7
1.5 Q in 1500 miles on anything seems extreme to me

If the bike is still warranted I would have it checked yet again.

options here .

1. is the oil getting burned? Check the plugs and see how they look you can tell excessive oil easy. is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,316
Posted By kellyk7
I will say this

Having had an XR650R, and a Gas Gas 300EX and Now a BMW F650 Dak. if you want a trail bike get the Gas Gas, if you want a distance dirt bike get the XR650R (fire roads and ATV trails bow before this...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,268
Posted By kellyk7
I have a set front and rear on my f650 Dakar and...

I have a set front and rear on my f650 Dakar and have run about 1000 miles in all weather conditions

my last set of tires were continentals road attacks

they are a hard rubber tire and warm up...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,511
Posted By kellyk7
Hey it's all food for thought

What is the take on the stretchy nets I use those for smaller stuff but don't have any big enough for that square dri-bag
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,734
Posted By kellyk7
Ok my last post

there is a company that is really making good stuff and seems somehow to stay under the radar and that is Alps Mountaineering
...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,734
Posted By kellyk7
don't discount Coleman

I have seen some but not all of these and they have good features.

http://www.coleman.com/coleman/colemancom/detail.asp?product_id=2000000451&categoryid=11070&brand=

this one the tent hangs...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,734
Posted By kellyk7
OK I am going to be the low budget guy

We recommend these tents to our scouts. The biggest issue we have with them is ripped or torn netting due to rough treatment

I have used a knollwood for years and have not had any issues. I like...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By kellyk7
My brother worked his way through school at SRT...

My brother worked his way through school at SRT supply in Tampa they used to buy inventory from Botach and resell it in the shop

he used to say they were the whores of the industry sell what ya...
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