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Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By MJS
Easiest way is to swap cylinder heads. I did this...

Easiest way is to swap cylinder heads. I did this with a 2003 engine into a 2005 twin spark chassis. Everything below the head is the same. Otherwise you'll probably have to swap the ecu and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,779
Posted By MJS
G650X has a ytz10s as stock and no extra room...

G650X has a ytz10s as stock and no extra room (height) in the battery area. Antigravity makes a stock size battery, the EarthX is a few mm taller and by my measurement won't fit the X bike space.
Forum: Americas 03-21-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 9,702
Posted By MJS
My $.02 Technically you need insurance. ...

My $.02

Technically you need insurance. The cops won't (normally) hassle you about the green sticker bikes on the road but if you have an accident..:cry That said, I have done many off-road...
Forum: Americas 03-20-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By MJS
As long as the state the bike is registered in...

As long as the state the bike is registered in does not have annual inspections (California doesn't), then just keep the registration current. In most states this can be done by mail or internet.
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By MJS
Ride it hard off road and it will find its own...

Ride it hard off road and it will find its own way off.
Forum: Vendors 03-04-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 151,288
Posted By MJS
Moto29, Nice write up. Very clear.

Moto29,

Nice write up. Very clear.
Forum: Vendors 03-04-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 151,288
Posted By MJS
I'm not saying you cannot recognize a difference...

I'm not saying you cannot recognize a difference in light output. We can all do (see) that. But can you accurately correlate what you perceive as a change in light level to the actual percentage...
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,859
Posted By MJS
I think the bolt the OP is referring to is a...

I think the bolt the OP is referring to is a plain steel flathead M8x40 (#13) that goes through a rubber bushing (#11) in the tank and screws into a sheet metal bracket under the tank. The force from...
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By MJS
You need to be sure the emulators are seated. ...

You need to be sure the emulators are seated. You can use one of those spring loaded pickup tools to lower the emulator into place. That will also insure that it is right side up.

Did you...
Forum: Vendors 03-04-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 151,288
Posted By MJS
FYI, you cannot tell 50% from 20% using your...

FYI, you cannot tell 50% from 20% using your eyesight. A light in a room dimmed down to 5% lumen output will appear to the human eye as 20% perceived. This is due to your eye adjusting to the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 615,321
Posted By MJS
Nicely done. :clap

Nicely done. :clap
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-04-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10,738
Views: 1,095,768
Posted By MJS
Send an email to Bicimaps. I had to replace my...

Send an email to Bicimaps. I had to replace my 376c (years ago) and they were willing to transfer the maps to my new unit. IIRC, I just sent them some proof of the replacement (Garmin email, RMA,...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,146
Posted By MJS
If you really need custom fit in an adventure...

If you really need custom fit in an adventure suit then the Touratech Companero is about the only choice I have found. They will make it to your supplied measurements. It will NOT be returnable...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8,584
Views: 1,221,590
Posted By MJS
You're paying a huge markup to BMW if you buy the...

You're paying a huge markup to BMW if you buy the parts through the dealer. Zip-Ty racing in Hesperia, Ca is the Marzocchi importer. You can order the seals direct from him. I think I paid around...
Forum: Americas 03-04-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By MJS
Alfonsina's has a motel. Posted rate of $60 or...

Alfonsina's has a motel. Posted rate of $60 or $65 a night IIRC. Or camping at the Rancho Grande palapas at the end of the runway.

BTW, everything will be cheaper if you pay in pesos. I think...
Forum: Americas 03-03-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By MJS
In San Felipe we often stay at the Caribe Motel...

In San Felipe we often stay at the Caribe Motel on Mar de Cortes. Was about $42 in Feb if paid in pesos. Look for all the quads for rent out front. Also the Posad del Sol just to the east of it. ...
Forum: Latin America 02-28-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,238
Posted By MJS
Meds for Coco

When we were by there Coco mentioned he could use some Meds. He runs out and then has to go a ways to refill. We were going to bring him some on our way back but ending up going on the Pacific side...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6,111
Views: 937,931
Posted By MJS
Unless you're in that 165 to 195 lb range of the...

Unless you're in that 165 to 195 lb range of the stock springs you're going to need springs anyways. And you can use whatever springs you get in a shiver conversion. So my suggestion would be to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 89,796
Posted By MJS
Fully agree with mtmcrawler above. On the two...

Fully agree with mtmcrawler above. On the two sets I did the donor forks were from different bikes (don't remember which) and the donor 58mm upper fork tubes were the same length as the X-Ch and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 916
Posted By MJS
What are you trying to do? Fooling the bike into...

What are you trying to do? Fooling the bike into making it appear hotter than it is would prompt the ECU to lean out the mixture and normally make the bike run worse.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 89,796
Posted By MJS
You can machine the 58mm OD down to 57mm OD if...

You can machine the 58mm OD down to 57mm OD if you want to use the TE fork tubes. Note the silver bit in the pic.



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Forum: Americas 02-26-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 9,702
Posted By MJS
Most of the world's cell carriers are GSM...

Most of the world's cell carriers are GSM (including Mexico). Verizon and Sprint use CDMA. AT&T and T-Mobile use GSM. You'll have much better luck with a GSM phone.
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,457
Posted By MJS
A few months ago I sold my 97 F350 4x4 CC with a...

A few months ago I sold my 97 F350 4x4 CC with a 7.3 for a bit over $7000. Well maintained and in excellent condition. Ran almost as good as the day I got it and I would have had no fear of jumping...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By MJS
Recognize that while the importer gets a discount...

Recognize that while the importer gets a discount from the mfg's list price they also have to pay freight, customs brokerage and import duties on the product they import. I have no idea what the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,406
Posted By MJS
I assume you're referring to your GSA. It is not...

I assume you're referring to your GSA. It is not a high theft target vehicle. 1) You can't ride it away due to the chip key and interlock. 2) It's to heavy to lift into a truck. 3) It's not a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 94,337
Posted By MJS
Next time try the little shack of a stand just to...

Next time try the little shack of a stand just to the north of the store. Awesome fish tacos, 13 pesos :wink:

We were there a few days before you guys. Going back in a week for the whales and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6,111
Views: 937,931
Posted By MJS
The Yacugar shocks are made by HyperPro. I got...

The Yacugar shocks are made by HyperPro. I got two X shocks from Ted Porter's Beemer Shop. One for my X-Ch and a custom one with full adjustment in a stock length (shorter than X-Ch) shock for my...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 107,174
Posted By MJS
When this was a BMW event it was also a DIY...

When this was a BMW event it was also a DIY unorganized and unofficial gathering. That didn't stop the NPS from contacting Brian Curry to DEMAND he provide insurance and meet all the other...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,352
Posted By MJS
There are no o-rings sealing the combustion...

There are no o-rings sealing the combustion chamber to my knowledge. Just head gasket, piston rings and valves. Any oil entering the chamber directly has to move past the rings or valve guides. On...
Forum: Vendors 02-21-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By MJS
Ricardo, PM sent

Ricardo, PM sent
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 117,089
Posted By MJS
Big Bummer :cry I've rebuilt the top end on...

Big Bummer :cry

I've rebuilt the top end on a F650GS. Really wasn't that hard. Probably no damage to the piston since it never started. And according to my service manual, I think you can get...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 117,089
Posted By MJS
Did you pull the cams to adjust the valves or...

Did you pull the cams to adjust the valves or just check clearance? Cam timing if off will produce the symptom you describe.
Forum: Vendors 02-20-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,229
Posted By MJS
I have bags with both the old and new. I think...

I have bags with both the old and new. I think the old system is quicker to clip in and out of the BR racks (the old style with the wire hoop). But as noted above the new system is easier to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6,111
Views: 937,931
Posted By MJS
Did your chain come off the bottom of the rear...

Did your chain come off the bottom of the rear sprocket? If so (and I suspect that is what happened) then the TT chain guide likely would have helped to prevent that. Once the chain was off the...
Forum: Vendors 02-18-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 151,288
Posted By MJS
Did you take measurements at different RPMs? ...

Did you take measurements at different RPMs? Sounds like stator output may be to low. 12.25 volts * 2.25 amps is only 27.5 watts. Not an issue for the stock lamp other than a dim bulb. Probably a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6,111
Views: 937,931
Posted By MJS
I've never seen a situation where the chain has...

I've never seen a situation where the chain has derailed. I'm sure its possible but probably unlikely especially if you have a buttom chain guide. IMO the bottom of the chain is more exposed, the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 615,321
Posted By MJS
Suspension has not been raised, it is set to...

Suspension has not been raised, it is set to stock travel. Front is a Shiver fork conversion. Rear is a custom Yacugar shock with high and low spped compression, rebound and hyd preload from Ted...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 615,321
Posted By MJS
Hi Erik :wave I used the stock rear mounts...

Hi Erik :wave

I used the stock rear mounts on the X-Co. On the F8 the fender uses a M6 bolt while the X-Co uses an M5. I was going to drill and tap for an M6. What I found that worked instead...
Forum: Americas 02-16-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,176
Posted By MJS
My wife is 5'-2" and rode a BMW F650GS with the...

My wife is 5'-2" and rode a BMW F650GS with the low seat to Panama, Alaska and on the CDR. She still rides that bike along with an XT225 and a few others. She has to get her butt way off to the...
Forum: Vendors 02-16-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 151,288
Posted By MJS
I think that would probably work fine. Be nice...

I think that would probably work fine. Be nice to have a cap in the circuit to filter out any ripple. Since the FWB is so cheap, why don't you try running the FWB with the stock headlight. See how...
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