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Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,245
Posted By jackhammer50
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Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,245
Posted By jackhammer50
I used the Acerbis kit with both fenders and the...

I used the Acerbis kit with both fenders and the radiator cowls. Got the kit from Motosport. The Funny thing is they have the KTM logo formed into the bottom side. Obviously Acerbis makes the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6,623
Views: 1,029,182
Posted By jackhammer50
"I did two of my bikes like this. It is a highway...

"I did two of my bikes like this. It is a highway dirt bikes part and switches. Start button and kill switch right next to each other. "

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/04/uda7e5yb.jpg

I like...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,245
Posted By jackhammer50
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,245
Posted By jackhammer50
Old fart frame-up restoration of a 2005 EXC

I just completed a frame-up restoration of a 2005 KTM EXC 450.

The bike has 3702 miles and 187 hours. It is in pretty good mechanical shape but the bodywork showed a lot of good use.

So like...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,404
Posted By jackhammer50
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/JVB...

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/JVB%20Pics/002_zpsbf632698.jpg[/URL][/QUOTE]

That....


is one bunch of wires!

And a really nice garage JVB!
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,860
Posted By jackhammer50
I just tried the dremel and wire wheel. Lo...

I just tried the dremel and wire wheel.

Lo and behold there is my VIN. It's hidden under the powder coat but you can see it just starting to show up. The powder-coater lied to me.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,860
Posted By jackhammer50
I'm gonna give that a try in the morning. Thanks!

I'm gonna give that a try in the morning. Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,860
Posted By jackhammer50
Sh0rtlife you are correct. About both. I...

Sh0rtlife you are correct. About both.

I work in an office that has employees who try to collect payments from insurance companies every day. Insurers will deny the claim for any reason they...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,860
Posted By jackhammer50
Uh oh, you got me on the insurance issue....I'm...

Uh oh, you got me on the insurance issue....I'm gonna call the dealer tomorrow! I hope they are open on Saturday.
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,860
Posted By jackhammer50
Question There is no other identifying numbers on the...

There is no other identifying numbers on the bike. I do have the vin number on the title and the registration (and it was on the steering neck). The bike is already plated here in Florida.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,860
Posted By jackhammer50
It surely does. I'm actually thinking...

It surely does.

I'm actually thinking about just taking my Brother P-Touch Label printer and just making my own VIN label.

It would be for all practical purposes the same thing as what came...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,860
Posted By jackhammer50
KTM VIN number is GONE!

I have a 2005 EXC 450. I just had the frame powder coated. I told the powder coater that he needed to make sure the VIN on the steering neck was not covered up. He told me he would mask off the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,524
Posted By jackhammer50
I also have GS 1200 and I just bought a used 2005...

I also have GS 1200 and I just bought a used 2005 KTM EXC 450 for riding in the dirt. I have taken it all apart to clean and replace wear items such as bearings etc. I am totally impressed with...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By jackhammer50
I have the wide pegs. Bought them on about a...

I have the wide pegs. Bought them on about a month ago. They replaced a set of pivot pegs. Went for a 600 miler to test them out.

I LOVE THEM!

I would buy them again in an instant. Very...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,371
Posted By jackhammer50
I'll be looking for you. But there are...

I'll be looking for you.

But there are likely dozens of GS riders that look like you as described.

I'm one of them!

So I'll be looking for your bike and pegs!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,313
Posted By jackhammer50
My 2012 GS does that too. My 2006 GSA didn't do...

My 2012 GS does that too. My 2006 GSA didn't do it. I called it a rattle.

I took it to the local dealer who drove it and told me it was just a normal engine sound that the cam-heads make but the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,371
Posted By jackhammer50
Okay... Okay already. You talked me into it! ...

Okay... Okay already. You talked me into it! Just ordered a set.

Very nice folks to deal with over there.

I should have them by next Wednesday. Looking forward to using them for my long...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,098
Posted By jackhammer50
That's the best...LOL! You know, when I...

That's the best...LOL!

You know, when I look at it, it does kinda look like an alien. Reminds me of the Tom Cruise version of the War of the Worlds. Hell...I'm starting to like it! I'm...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,098
Posted By jackhammer50
Dangerous Insect Repellent

I made a big mistake.

I laid a sealed bottle of Repel insect repellent on my passenger seat. While laying on it's side, a little leaked out and onto the seat. It was there overnight.

The...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By jackhammer50
I can. But I hate to tell you why. I...

I can.

But I hate to tell you why.

I did the opposite. I traded an 06 GSA for a 12 GS for all the reasons you mentioned.

I didn't have the heat issue though I noticed the tank did interfere...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 05-12-2013, 04:59 AM
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Views: 134,080
Posted By jackhammer50
Chip, I received the documents. both of them. ...

Chip, I received the documents. both of them. thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,066
Posted By jackhammer50
Getting back to heating the bolts- I use a...

Getting back to heating the bolts-

I use a large 80 watt soldering iron on large and small bolts. Stick it right on the head for about a minute (on the big ones, much less on the smaller ones),...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,977
Posted By jackhammer50
Hey Ted, Where do you usually ride around here? ...

Hey Ted, Where do you usually ride around here? Ever get up to Blackwater? i just got a new (12) GS from the same dealer. The service dept seems to know their stuff... at least to me.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 44,728
Posted By jackhammer50
I might go buy a Triumph or a KTM if the new GS...

I might go buy a Triumph or a KTM if the new GS wasn't such a promising and bad to the bone bike.

All things being equal -equipment and options, I'd either buy the new bike or the bike with 200...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 44,728
Posted By jackhammer50
....I knew it! :clap It is just good planning...

....I knew it! :clap It is just good planning on BMW's part. :1drink

Hey, don't ya'll think it's a bit unusual to not hear from Oz by now? I mean we are all on the edges of our seats here.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 44,728
Posted By jackhammer50
Lets make one more assumption in an optimistic...

Lets make one more assumption in an optimistic way for Oz.

Can we assume that BMW already knew about this problem before Oz had his blowout?

And if so, had they had already strategically...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,361
Posted By jackhammer50
I just traded a very nice 2006 GSA for a new GS. ...

I just traded a very nice 2006 GSA for a new GS. Why? Three reasons.

1. Servo brakes. If you dont know what they are Id say stay away from them. They work well (when they work) but lack...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By jackhammer50
Just in case anyone is interested or will be in...

Just in case anyone is interested or will be in the future...

I removed the back side of the charger by drilling out the little brass rivets.

Once that is removed it is clear to see where the...
Forum: Vendors 04-14-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 27,826
Posted By jackhammer50
Very nice. I installed mine his morning. I...

Very nice. I installed mine his morning. I think the lock will work quite well. Just enough of a deterrent to make it difficult to just pick one up and walk off with a helment.

I installed...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,562
Posted By jackhammer50
Add some techron to the gas and see if that helps.

Add some techron to the gas and see if that helps.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,028
Posted By jackhammer50
I don't have any really good advice, but... ...

I don't have any really good advice, but...

Try leaving it on the center stand.

If it falls over again find an exorcist!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By jackhammer50
See....I knew, I knew, someone would say that!

See....I knew, I knew, someone would say that!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By jackhammer50
It ripped the wires right out of the charger!

Well, last night I hooked the bike up tot he BMW charger that was mounted to the wall. This morning as I was wheeling it out of the garage I heard a funny noise and the bike sort of pulled-back for...
Forum: Vendors 04-09-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 27,826
Posted By jackhammer50
okay, I like it. i will PM you for an order.

okay, I like it. i will PM you for an order.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,549
Posted By jackhammer50
Jim, These pictures of yours show exactly...

Jim,

These pictures of yours show exactly the way I adjusted the valves last night... and are the very same ones I used while I was doing it. The valves were just too tight. I'm pretty sure the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,549
Posted By jackhammer50
Where would I find that HOW method?

Where would I find that HOW method?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,549
Posted By jackhammer50
Mike, As soon as I got the bike home from...

Mike,

As soon as I got the bike home from the PO, I removed the tank and flushed the gas. I have always used higher octane non-ethanol gas in my bikes.

I had some time to kill today and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,549
Posted By jackhammer50
The feeler guages were the .15mm and .30mm...

The feeler guages were the .15mm and .30mm thicknesses. The motor has not been started since Sunday, and I followed Jim Von Baden's DVD exactly. I'm sure the cam marks were where they should be.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,549
Posted By jackhammer50
Oh no! Valves too tight?

I hate to start another thread on this but I can't find a reference to it with a search. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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I have a...
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