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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-16-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,989
Posted By westcoaster9
There are a number of ways to repair this problem...

There are a number of ways to repair this problem and some of them have been suggested, I will address your torque wench "calibration". They are not all equal under the Sun. Lock a cap screw into the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,513
Posted By westcoaster9
Happiness is the Beemer 658

Wow-- I would like to jump in and second that statement:
I haven't rode em all-- never will-- but after 50 odd years of on an off riding and some racing I feel this little Beemer really did fly...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-15-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 35,980
Posted By westcoaster9
Now you have helped me and others with an...

Now you have helped me and others with an approach that may work-:wink:- my fear is if BMW starts a "good will replacement" will I qualify with a patch job unless it's leaking? Of course nobody can...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-15-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 35,980
Posted By westcoaster9
Thanks much for that well outlined approach....

Thanks much for that well outlined approach. Questions arising from above. Why aluminum tape? As the seam of the crack is always dry I must assume its not leaking Further, some threads back somebody...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-14-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 35,980
Posted By westcoaster9
Crack

Dear Ebrabaek,
Seriously here, if you have the molding skills and epoxy knowledge to make your own tank you are certainly knowledgeable enough to comment on the best patch/calking epoxy based repair...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 35,980
Posted By westcoaster9
Cracking gas tank

Getting back to the subject matter, cracked gas tanks, lets look at alternative solutions to warranted replacement like to 2 part epoxy used for plastic bumper repairs--or marine epoxy B52 --or J P...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 35,980
Posted By westcoaster9
Augtung

Small correct here or "Achtung"
--in Germany it's the Fatherland
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-09-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 35,980
Posted By westcoaster9
Canadian bike cracking

My F 650 GS is cracking on the filler side and the build date was June 2008. Bentley Motorrad in West Kelowna "Service Dave" has never heard of this problem although he admits to only being in that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 881
Posted By westcoaster9
Bleeding BMW ABS brakes and associate problems

Re: Rox Risers and bleeding ABS front brakes after the installation.

I would like to raise a discussion on the installation of Rox bar Risers on the F650GS twin.
I have scanned Adventure Riders...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2008, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,251
Posted By westcoaster9
I have tried every combination known to mankind...

I have tried every combination known to mankind and the Can-Bus still kicks off after 2-3 minutes. BMW dealers are coming round to this advice too. At first they said seal the charger in with the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-23-2008, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,810
Posted By westcoaster9
Motorrad F650GS tool kit

Do you have BMW listed price for this 650 twin tool kit?
tks
Blueback
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-05-2008, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,810
Posted By westcoaster9
My nephew rides a 250 KTM dirt banger and he came...

My nephew rides a 250 KTM dirt banger and he came over to look at my new F650GS twin. I told him to take it for a ride around our acre. He came back raving about the balance to a dead stop feet up....
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-05-2008, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,810
Posted By westcoaster9
My dealer said the first service is around $130....

My dealer said the first service is around $130. I generally do all the work myself except for the first service on a new bike. Cost seems relatively painless and I'm hoping the 'net will catch up...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2008, 01:57 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,810
Posted By westcoaster9
To split or not to split --that is the question

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Did God just issue a commandment here--- or do the rest of us see the commonality of many fitted accessories. This should lead to the value in a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,810
Posted By westcoaster9
BMW steering head bearings

Well here're the skinny--guys--and gals

The BMW mechanic just phoned to say the adjustment nut on the steering head was turned 3 revolutions in before contact with the bearing!!--then of course...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,810
Posted By westcoaster9
Steering head

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F650GS (black, dirty and scratched)

Consider a circle of 360 back off 60...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,810
Posted By westcoaster9
Head bearings

Interesting, we are both engineers Jim.
My guess is tapered Timkins has the adjustment will move into the cone. The BMW setting for the ST is copied:
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Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,810
Posted By westcoaster9
Re: 650 twin steering head

[PHP] JR Wooden
There have been several reports on the UK forum for this bike of the same issue (not MANY reports, but a few). One rider reports he has had the headset bearings replaced twice....
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2008, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,810
Posted By westcoaster9
Steering head bearings

On my last post I said that I just received my BMW F 650 GS--I called it the 658 and somebody thought I was confused. So lets agree very quickly what we are going to call this bike as referring to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-18-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,810
Posted By westcoaster9
Go me a 658 wooweee

Hey, I did it –bought a new 658 that arrived in a showroom in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on">Kelowna</st1:City>, B.C.,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-31-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,810
Posted By westcoaster9
I e-mailed Castrol and they said: "BMW is...

I e-mailed Castrol and they said:

"BMW is recommending Castrol non full Synthetic Motor oil. Castrol Act-Evo Xtra or Castrol GPS are non full synthetic motor oils meeting the required spec for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-30-2008, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,810
Posted By westcoaster9
Ok guys lets give me a break with your slick...

Ok guys lets give me a break with your slick acronym jargon.
What the hell is OBC & TPM ?
old blue
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-29-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,377,810
Posted By westcoaster9
Re:Ozgasman topside pic

Thanks for the great dimensional detail of your crash bars-or what ever you want to call them. When I viewed you top-side pic it became evident that the plastic above the bars would hit first with a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2008, 01:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,707
Posted By westcoaster9
A health issue to ponder-eh

By: John Stewart
January 8, 2008 10:36 PM - Randy Chipkar says it's ironic that thousands of motorcycle riders participate in rides to raise money for cancer.
He believes that just by sitting on...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,738,862
Posted By westcoaster9
I get a kick out of 50 year olds stating that...

I get a kick out of 50 year olds stating that they have 2 motorcycles and we are to feel like--gee whizz --2 at fifty!!
With all due repect I turned 72 and moved to the owner of a Bonnie America...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2007, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,738,862
Posted By westcoaster9
Further to my on quote above I looked up my old...

Further to my on quote above I looked up my old XT 500 specs on first gear ratios and that was 2.3571:1 The XT225 is 3.090 (lower geared). Yes there are a number of other factors here such as final...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2007, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,738,862
Posted By westcoaster9
Hi Sarah, I am curios why you think you need to...

Hi Sarah,
I am curios why you think you need to gear down from a 15T spocket to a 14T. This is a very low first gear on the XT 225 now. You are dropping more toward a Trials type first gear. Girl,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,738,862
Posted By westcoaster9
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Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2007, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,738,862
Posted By westcoaster9
Question This is interesting we have Canada with a carb....

This is interesting we have Canada with a carb. and 9:5
Mexico with: 9:8
http://www.yamaha-motor.com.mx/xtz250.htm
Fuel injection
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2007, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11,450
Views: 1,738,862
Posted By westcoaster9
Thumbs down Re:Read and Weep

Some of you may weep but be careful what you wish for.
Re: XT 225 - 238 lbs
2008 250 - 286 ibs
The rated 20.5 HP and 9:8 C.Ratio with fuel injection seems low too.
Remember the bottom line is...
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