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Forum: Airheads 03-05-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 576,716
Posted By larlec
WTB: left exhaust for '82 R100, some stuff to sell

I swore off airheads a few years ago and one snuck into my garage. It needs some care and like most of the strays around here it'll probably get it.

I need:
- left muffler
- advice on push rod...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,747
Posted By larlec
I just picked up an '82 R100 and, being short of...

I just picked up an '82 R100 and, being short of leg, cannot get the stand down when I am on the bike. I've had 3 other airheads but it's been awhile so I don't remember how much of a problem it was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-05-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,933
Posted By larlec
You should also take a look at the review of the...

You should also take a look at the review of the 2012 DL650 review in the May 2012 issue of Motorcycle Consumer News, a magazine I highly regard. They gave it about as high a rating as a bike could...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-05-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,933
Posted By larlec
I've had 4 BMWs and sold my 1150GS and later...

I've had 4 BMWs and sold my 1150GS and later bought an F650GS. I've had it for 3 years now (just off warranty) but have not put tons of miles on it for a variety of reasons. I did put lots of miles...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-01-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By larlec
drain the tank?

OK, I'm sitting here in sunny but frigid Colorado (night temps at 0 F, -18 C) and day times not much better and lots of snow on the ground. Needless to day, not much prospect for riding - possibly...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-27-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,717
Posted By larlec
I know Steve and the crew at Beemers and More and...

I know Steve and the crew at Beemers and More and use them whenever possible but they can't do warranty work. They are a great shop and store and I highly recommend them.

As an update, the bike is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-18-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,717
Posted By larlec
Actually the dealer, BMW of Northern Colorado has...

Actually the dealer, BMW of Northern Colorado has been pretty good so far. I guess my overall amazement is how many issues of this type people are having with this fuel system and how a company with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-18-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,717
Posted By larlec
I bought it in Kansas. Your post does give me...

I bought it in Kansas. Your post does give me hope and I hope it can be resolved. Thanks.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-18-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 103,105
Posted By larlec
Mine started stalling in exactly this manner...

Mine started stalling in exactly this manner after I had a new fuel pump installed. I'm still on my first tank of gas after the install but it looks like it will be going back in to the shop - I am...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-18-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,717
Posted By larlec
Bluhduh How could they get it so wrong?

I have a 2009 f650GS with fairly low miles on it, circumstances have just worked against my usual amount of riding. I bought the bike new in 2010 as a left over. Of the five BMWs I have owned this is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,377
Posted By larlec
Heard anything? I'm taking my 09 f650GS in for a...

Heard anything? I'm taking my 09 f650GS in for a pump today. How many times does this have to happen before a recall occurs? As others have noted, this could be a dangerous condition.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-23-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,020
Posted By larlec
If I had it to do over I would probably pay more...

If I had it to do over I would probably pay more attention to the Suzuki DL650 and some of the other bikes in this class. I love riding my f650GS but have had enough problems with the fuel delivery...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-15-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,503
Posted By larlec
A Moto Guzzi, no question. I had one, sold it,...

A Moto Guzzi, no question. I had one, sold it, and have regretted it ever since. When my ship comes in they'll be one in the garage.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-05-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By larlec
My f650GS did this on the way home from a 175...

My f650GS did this on the way home from a 175 mile trip in the mountains today - while being followed by a cop no less! It started right back up. Will a fault code show up if I check it with the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-20-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,242
Posted By larlec
had the same problem

I had the same problem and it was, indeed, the injectors. Apparently the quality of gas is such that it clogs or ruins the injectors. Mine were replaced under warranty and the tech recommended fuel...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,444
Posted By larlec
I'm starting to feel the same way an miss the...

I'm starting to feel the same way an miss the 1150s solid dependability. I just had mine in for new injectors because it would not start and now it takes two or three tries to start, not good, not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-29-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,401
Posted By larlec
As a fellow short biker who has owned lots of...

As a fellow short biker who has owned lots of different bikes from a Triumph Tiger to an 1150GS and now a f650GS I would advise going with the f650, standard suspension and have the seat fitted...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-27-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,041
Posted By larlec
update on service

Yup, Joel was spot on, sticking injectors that will be replaced under warranty. They also decided the tank was beginning to crack and that will be replaced under warranty as well. All work done at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-18-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,041
Posted By larlec
Thank you Joel and others for the input and I...

Thank you Joel and others for the input and I will follow your advice and haul it in, but probably to Northern Colorado BMW - they're a lot closer and I know them a bit. I have used Techron fairly...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-17-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,041
Posted By larlec
I am having the same problem on my f659GS but it...

I am having the same problem on my f659GS but it is not starting after being on the tender any better, actually right now it is not starting at all. I hooked up my gs911 but get no fault codes. Guess...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-17-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,183
Posted By larlec
thanks

Machinebuilder, thank, don't know how I missed it but that's exactly what it's doing.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,183
Posted By larlec
hard starting f650GS

Recently my 2009 f659GS has been starting hard. It starts after 4 or 5 tries but that's pretty new and unusual - it used to fire right up. It turns over fine but no fire until cranked for awhile. Any...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-08-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By larlec
look for a good used one

Look for a good used one and save a lot of money, make someone happy and pick up a lot of farkles for free, most of the time. I've seen several great deals and if you have time be patient and pick...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-10-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,447
Posted By larlec
Get a standard height one, there are lots of...

Get a standard height one, there are lots of things you can do to get it a bit lower, especially the low seat option and you can lower the fork in the front tubes about an inch. I'd avoid the factory...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-19-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,837
Posted By larlec
The bike will not only feel lighter it will feel...

The bike will not only feel lighter it will feel much more centered and compliant, maybe too much so. I think the bike is easily as reliable, especially with no final drive. Handling is excellent and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-01-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,114
Posted By larlec
I am dealing with exactly the same issue and...

I am dealing with exactly the same issue and posted an earlier thread looking for information. I had Ricky Bars on my 1150GS and they were great, especially on long rides, but I am not sure exactly...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-19-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,479
Posted By larlec
I'm looking for something that are a bit narrower...

I'm looking for something that are a bit narrower or with more sweep than the stock bars on my f650GS. Are the f650 and f800 bars much different? Being shorter armed the wider bars get to my back...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,947
Posted By larlec
Interesting, I bought my f650GS from Engle and...

Interesting, I bought my f650GS from Engle and they shipped it to Denver as part of the deal. I would have ridden it as you did but I bought mine in January the year before last. Good luck, let me...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,352
Posted By larlec
the good part is that it's so easily resolved.

the good part is that it's so easily resolved.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-16-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,724
Posted By larlec
I put the Mirage 2 on my f650GS this winter and,...

I put the Mirage 2 on my f650GS this winter and, while I do not have all that many miles on it, I do like it a lot. Wind protection is good but as already noted it allows some flow to the shoulders -...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-14-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By larlec
you could always gas weld it but that might be a...

you could always gas weld it but that might be a little messier with the finish.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-14-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,352
Posted By larlec
problem solved

Well, it was pretty easy. I put a 1/2" spacer at the upper rear mounting point, 1/4" at the bottom rear and 5/16" at the front with slightly longer bolts. It all clears now and is just as solid.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-14-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,352
Posted By larlec
I'm going to try exactly that tonight. I am not...

I'm going to try exactly that tonight. I am not real happy opening the lid to get at the gas cap - mine tends to spit back a bit if I am not very careful and I frequently have stuff strapped on which...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-13-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 198,962
Posted By larlec
I love my old Wolfcreek magnetic tank bag and am...

I love my old Wolfcreek magnetic tank bag and am thinking of supergluing or epoxying some magnets under the plastic. Has anyone tried this? Sorry in advance if I missed some post but have not seen...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-13-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,352
Posted By larlec
oops, it's the f650GS twin, sorry.

oops, it's the f650GS twin, sorry.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-13-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,352
Posted By larlec
Jesse bag/gas cap conflict

When I try to open the gas cap with the Jesse bags mounted I have to open the lid to get the gas cap to open enough to put in gas which is a PITA and allows overflow to get into the bag. I am...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-24-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 34,680
Posted By larlec
I'm not sure about other locations but in winter...

I'm not sure about other locations but in winter in Colorado we see lots more ethanol in the gas and different mixtures which definitely affect gas mileage; but then and again we don't ride quite as...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-22-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,099
Posted By larlec
filled mine out last night.

filled mine out last night.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-11-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 158,203
Posted By larlec
Numb, I like it and may swing that way but was...

Numb, I like it and may swing that way but was looking for something a little less costly than $35 for just the brackets. I'll stop by the electrical supply shop tomorrow and look at pipe hangers.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-10-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 158,203
Posted By larlec
OK, I am going to mount some Denali lights on my...

OK, I am going to mount some Denali lights on my crash bars. Does anyone know a good source for a bracket or clamp that will allow me to attach them to the 1" OD crash bars? Thanks.
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