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Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11,058
Views: 1,638,201
Posted By DominoTree
Looks like it's an issue with certain ad...

Looks like it's an issue with certain ad blockers. Disabled mine and it works fine again!
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11,058
Views: 1,638,201
Posted By DominoTree
Apparently the overseas XT225s had rear discs for...

Apparently the overseas XT225s had rear discs for most of their run.

I guess just get on eBay and look for a rear wheel with rotor, swingarm, master cylinder and calipers.

Other people have...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11,058
Views: 1,638,201
Posted By DominoTree
I haven't actually opened up the carb but it's...

I haven't actually opened up the carb but it's working wonderfully. It is a used bike, so it's possible the PO had done something. I was having issues with it stalling and being difficult to start...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11,058
Views: 1,638,201
Posted By DominoTree
Same here, but in Chrome. If you click to the...

Same here, but in Chrome. If you click to the bottom of a post, on the right side, you'll get "reply with quote" so you can just delete the quote :P
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11,058
Views: 1,638,201
Posted By DominoTree
Well, I bit the bullet and did it. Not too loud...

Well, I bit the bullet and did it. Not too loud at all! I haven't taken it around the block, but it seems like it started much more easily and has better throttle response when I rev it.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11,058
Views: 1,638,201
Posted By DominoTree
I've been thinking about doing the "Z1"...

I've been thinking about doing the "Z1" modification to my muffler as seen at http://www.xt225.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=7448&page=1

Would anyone happen to have any sound clips...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11,058
Views: 1,638,201
Posted By DominoTree
Can anyone recommend some "appropriate"...

Can anyone recommend some "appropriate" saddlebags and tail bag to go with the Happy Trail OSR side racks and tubular tail rack? Been eyeing the Wolfman Expedition stuff. Does anyone have any...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11,058
Views: 1,638,201
Posted By DominoTree
Got a 3,000 mile trip planned for this spring. ...

Got a 3,000 mile trip planned for this spring. Got big plans for her :D
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11,058
Views: 1,638,201
Posted By DominoTree
http://i.imgur.com/zOsf6.jpg GPS is ready!

http://i.imgur.com/zOsf6.jpg

GPS is ready!
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11,058
Views: 1,638,201
Posted By DominoTree
Another inmate sold me their centerstand, and in...

Another inmate sold me their centerstand, and in the instructions, the step arm *is* on the right side. This was originally sold in early 2012 so maybe he changed the design at some point.
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11,058
Views: 1,638,201
Posted By DominoTree
I've mainly noticed that first gear is more...

I've mainly noticed that first gear is more usable on the street now, but I haven't actually gotten up to freeway speeds yet.
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11,058
Views: 1,638,201
Posted By DominoTree
Got some new toys to install: ...

Got some new toys to install:

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/463291_10200270466510691_109402842_n.jpg

Wolfman Enduro tank bag, Clarke 4 gallon tank, 16 tooth countershaft sprocket,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11,058
Views: 1,638,201
Posted By DominoTree
Any options for a center stand since it looks...

Any options for a center stand since it looks like Cigar Mike is out of the game?
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,272
Posted By DominoTree
Clarke tank and 16 tooth sprocket are on the way!...

Clarke tank and 16 tooth sprocket are on the way! I figure I'll try out the sprocket, and if it doesn't work for me, I'm only out $15. Ordered the "natural" finish Clarke tank so I can see through...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,272
Posted By DominoTree
Yeah the pegs are definitely tiny on this thing. ...

Yeah the pegs are definitely tiny on this thing. Already got the Happy Trails rear rack and soft-luggage side racks, so I'm good there.

As long as I can keep up with traffic on the freeway...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,272
Posted By DominoTree
Hmm, ProCycle actually speaks pretty highly of...

Hmm, ProCycle actually speaks pretty highly of putting a 16 toother on there. With the 15, would it be "safe" to do any real freeway duty at 60mph? I'm not averse to running a motor at high RPMs,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,272
Posted By DominoTree
Been riding all morning, and the XT225 is a lot...

Been riding all morning, and the XT225 is a lot more "agreeable" than the BMW. This thing is *so* much fun! As a little guy (5'8, 135lbs), it seems like I have to fight a bit with the BMW, whereas...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,272
Posted By DominoTree
Thanks for all the links, I've got a shopping...

Thanks for all the links, I've got a shopping list coming together now :P

Looks like Cigar Mike's out of the game, so no centerstand. That would've been really cool to have.
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,272
Posted By DominoTree
Added an XT225 to the stable! Now what?

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/263614_10200193684031177_1659702914_n.jpg

Added this guy to the stable today, I glanced through the XT225 thread, but what are some of the "must-haves"...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-07-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 468
Posted By DominoTree
Charity Rides Idea

I'm going to have some free time and residual income coming up soon, and I'd like to do some longer rides while I can. I've seen plenty of sites where people will play a 48-hour video game marathon...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 606
Posted By DominoTree
Some of the BMWs do this, a simple fix is to add...

Some of the BMWs do this, a simple fix is to add a bit of 2-stroke oil to the gas when you fill up, the injector sometimes tends to sieze up when it gets hot apparently. I had a similar issue and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By DominoTree
I am - I don't like a loud bike at freeway speeds...

I am - I don't like a loud bike at freeway speeds :P

If someone finds me an aftermarket exhaust that isn't nuts, I'll buy it.

There are plenty of slip-on mufflers on eBay, but these guys have a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 717
Posted By DominoTree
Try taking some sandpaper and sanding down the...

Try taking some sandpaper and sanding down the connectors on the coil so they make good contact, and see what happens. Make sure to use some dielectric grease on the connectors if it works, to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,728
Posted By DominoTree
Could be that the master cylinder itself needs a...

Could be that the master cylinder itself needs a rebuild. Also, easier method of bleeding, just open the valve, put the drain tube into a container of brake fluid, and go to town, keeping the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,448
Posted By DominoTree
Surprised I'm the first to say it, but visit...

Surprised I'm the first to say it, but visit www.f650.com and sign up for the forums there. Lots of guys with a LOT of knowledge about these bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By DominoTree
At 6'5, keep in mind that they do make a "tall"...

At 6'5, keep in mind that they do make a "tall" seat option for the F650GS (and I believe G650GS) in case they turn up a bit short for you.
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By DominoTree
Thanks for the review! It's nice to hear from a...

Thanks for the review! It's nice to hear from a "regular" guy with a lot of riding experience, it sometimes seems like these bikes get passed-over too often by anyone other than newbies. I love...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,168
Posted By DominoTree
The battery only provides the energy to actually...

The battery only provides the energy to actually START the motorcycle. Once the motorcycle is started, the stator powers all the equipment as well as charges the battery. You can jump it, or, if it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 930
Posted By DominoTree
Givi E55 topcase on BMW F650GS Single

Would the Givi E55 fit "appropriately" on an F650GS? Or should I look for something smaller? I'd like to complement my E21 panniers with something larger, that way the bike isn't much wider but I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,628
Posted By DominoTree
If I'm out in the middle of Siberia and something...

If I'm out in the middle of Siberia and something goes wrong with the fueling on the bike - it's a LOT easier to do a roadside repair or jury-rig something up if it's carbureted. That being said, if...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 541
Posted By DominoTree
Oops! Bent the front rim on my F650GS!

As the title says, been trying to figure out why it was wallowing for a couple days, then I realized that the front rim is bent from my last wannabe FIM Grand Prix stunt - what are my options here -...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,956
Posted By DominoTree
The BMW G650GS (or older F650GS single) is...

The BMW G650GS (or older F650GS single) is relatively lightweight, highway-happy, has a low seat, and is pretty competent off-road. Used ones are pretty cheap these days. At 5'4" you probably won't...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,473
Posted By DominoTree
Got the jacket in, just small enough that I'm...

Got the jacket in, just small enough that I'm gonna return it for a size up, but here are a few quick impressions -

This thing will flow a lot of air when you're moving, however, unlike a lot of...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,473
Posted By DominoTree
Ordered one of these today, we'll see how it does...

Ordered one of these today, we'll see how it does :P
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,009
Posted By DominoTree
Here's the service manual, I couldn't find the...

Here's the service manual, I couldn't find the rider's manual.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/3824768/BMW-F650GS-Workshop-Manual-English-Version
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,961
Posted By DominoTree
I was stranded in the middle of nowhere on my...

I was stranded in the middle of nowhere on my EX250 when the throttle cable snapped. I jury-rigged the return cable to work in its place, and I kept it that way for almost a year. Worked just fine,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,520
Posted By DominoTree
A couple years back I was leaving Gilroy, CA...

A couple years back I was leaving Gilroy, CA early one morning on my EX250. As I was going through town to get on the freeway, I saw someone on a brand new GSXR 600 putting along with their blinker...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 18,132
Posted By DominoTree
By "directly to her left", I meant that we were...

By "directly to her left", I meant that we were nearly parallel, not side-by-side.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 18,132
Posted By DominoTree
I'm not sure there's an hour of the day that...

I'm not sure there's an hour of the day that *ISN'T* Crush Hour in Houston :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 18,132
Posted By DominoTree
Whoa, meltdown in progress! *SHE* moved two...

Whoa, meltdown in progress! *SHE* moved two lanes over, I was "two lanes over" from her (in the curb lane).
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