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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-01-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 30,161
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Such impressive work!

Such impressive work!
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9,642
Views: 1,491,446
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Dang Arthurwg I hope I wasn't betting against...

Dang Arthurwg I hope I wasn't betting against you, if so you almost got me with that sniper at the end.

Not to restart this conversation but it would be a dumb idea to run a 19 front and an 18...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9,642
Views: 1,491,446
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Welp just won an auction for a 19 inch front...

Welp just won an auction for a 19 inch front online, almost got sniped but I got it.
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9,642
Views: 1,491,446
Posted By WHOISDIRK
If I do get the challenge wheels they would be my...

If I do get the challenge wheels they would be my dirt wheels so I might be happy compromising street manors for superior dirt capability. That said, I have to cross hrs of slab to get to any dirt so...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9,642
Views: 1,491,446
Posted By WHOISDIRK
I'd honestly be happy with a 2nd set of XCountry...

I'd honestly be happy with a 2nd set of XCountry wheels I just haven't found them.

Reason 1: $. I assumed buying the spokes and rims from this guy would be cheaper than going to a shop with hubs...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9,642
Views: 1,491,446
Posted By WHOISDIRK
X-challenge wheels on x country

Can I put X-challenge wheels on my x country? I know I'll have to move the fender for sure because the challenge wheels have a leager diameter but I wondered if I'd have any other issues. As far as I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7,603
Views: 1,215,326
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Thanks for the advice! If you could take a...

Thanks for the advice! If you could take a picture it would be a big help but I think your description might be enough for me to go on. I have the 2.0 tourtech risers so I'm hoping it's fine even if...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7,603
Views: 1,215,326
Posted By WHOISDIRK
ABS + Bar Risers

Anyone with an ABS model put on Bar risers? I have a x-country w/ abs and I'm putting on higher bars and bar risers but I'm afraid of what this will do the the abs system. I've already ordered a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9,642
Views: 1,491,446
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Bookmarked, thanks!

Bookmarked, thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9,642
Views: 1,491,446
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Thanks, great detailed pictures in this post,...

Thanks, great detailed pictures in this post, very helpful.
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9,642
Views: 1,491,446
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Thanks tbarstow I'll start looking for hubs...

Thanks tbarstow

I'll start looking for hubs now and hope for the best.

Good to know about the x-challenge rear rack, I was thinking of going that way.

I've got the parts spreadsheet...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9,642
Views: 1,491,446
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Bar Risers w/ ABS, Steering dampener, extra wheels, luggage rack

Hi all,

I've basically been using this thread as a build bible for my x-country but still have a few questions. I've gotten about 200 pages in but think it's safe to speak up rather than reading...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 147,426
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Thanks for the tip. It was a Zadi for sure. Smart...

Thanks for the tip. It was a Zadi for sure. Smart move to look for those since the electrical system was assembles by aprilia!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-18-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Wait, sorry this passed a while ago.

Wait, sorry this passed a while ago.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-17-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By WHOISDIRK
I could do 26th, 27th, 28th. I might be getting...

I could do 26th, 27th, 28th. I might be getting up there pretty late on the 26th but I also might be able to get out of work a little early.
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 147,426
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Thanks August, I hot-wired it and it fired...

Thanks August,
I hot-wired it and it fired right up! I'm going to see if I can find a cheap replacement but if not I'll just throw a switch on it.
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 147,426
Posted By WHOISDIRK
This thread is for issues. I'm sure there is a...

This thread is for issues. I'm sure there is a thread for mods. Id look around for a mod thread. This might help you get started though http://mattsnook.com/bmw/bmwXCountry/bmwLinks/
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 147,426
Posted By WHOISDIRK
I checked all the fuses and they are all in good...

I checked all the fuses and they are all in good condition. I even put in fresh ones for all but the 7.5s. I'll be ordering some 7.5 fuses just to have fresh ones and spares the kit I ordered didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 147,426
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Eek Fyi

I also wanted to point out that all the information and ideas from my last post were almost all taken from other posts in this thread.

I just wanted to be clear that if I came off like I know...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 147,426
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Will it hurt to Hot-wire? Testing a Dead Ignition

2007 X-country
28,000 miles, bought it early this year with a few less k on it.

Mods:
Canister removed
K&N filer
Air Box Removed
Shorai Lithium Iron battery
Battery tender leads attached...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Thanks dhally You warned me away from some...

Thanks dhally

You warned me away from some bad options and gave my some new ones. Much appreciated!
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By WHOISDIRK
We can find a lot of 650s within budget but it...

We can find a lot of 650s within budget but it seems like that puts the weight up from 300lbs to 400lbs. I was thinking it might be worth it since they can do long highway stretches and are a better...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Thanks. I've never seen a DRZ250 either just 400s...

Thanks. I've never seen a DRZ250 either just 400s and 650s, maybe they only exist on the internet.

Good to know that the klx is a good size, my guess is that's what we'll end up going with. Also...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By WHOISDIRK
250 DS for a New Rider

A buddy just got his M! and wants to learn on a dual sport 250.

I'm trying to help him choose what to buy. He's about 6' 1" so it would be nice to have something with good tall ergos and he's...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-02-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 502,166
Posted By WHOISDIRK
[QUOTE=SFMCjohn;24965586]Hey LTS, Thanks for...

[QUOTE=SFMCjohn;24965586]Hey LTS,
Thanks for the kind words! I was sorry to miss Hesaid/Shesaid's ride,
and to hear about your shoulder ... it was cool to hang out around the
campfire in DV and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By WHOISDIRK
It's a efi thumper from 2007 I'l head over...

It's a efi thumper from 2007

I'l head over the the g650 issues thread since the issue is changing currently.

It went away the next time I rode didn't show up again for days and then today the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By WHOISDIRK
I just went down at lunch and it was fine so...

I just went down at lunch and it was fine so wither it takes time for the negative pressure to build up in the tank or this only happens when the bike is warm. Who knows, it might never happen again.
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By WHOISDIRK
g 650x country dies at idle

I just swapped out the air filter and battery in my g650x country, I'm not sure if this has anything to do with this issue but I wanted to give some background. I went on a solid 3-4 hour ride this...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-22-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 30,190
Posted By WHOISDIRK
It's the bike unfortunately but thanks for...

It's the bike unfortunately but thanks for offering to loan me the trailer that was very generous. I'll eventually get a truck so I can haul the toys to the woods rather than pushing through 4 hrs of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-22-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 30,190
Posted By WHOISDIRK
sad times

Loading up the bike one of the racks broke and on closer inspection the other looks a little weak from rust. Looks like I won't be able to make this one. Have a great time and stay safe
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,794
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Conti trail attack 2

I've been on the continental trail attack 2s for a bit now and am really happy with them on the road, they're grippy in the turns and quiet on the highway. I've ridden 1000 or so miles on them and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-19-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 30,190
Posted By WHOISDIRK
In Friday night

I'll be in Friday night 8-9pm after riding out from work in Daly City on a g650 Xcountry. Looking forward to it
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-15-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 30,190
Posted By WHOISDIRK
It'll be great to have some ridgebacks around. I...

It'll be great to have some ridgebacks around. I used to look after my friend's when he traveled and they are a very smart and well behaved breed. I'm glad there are two because, like Kimberly, I'll...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-22-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 502,166
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Look out for poison oak if you camp at glory hole...

Look out for poison oak if you camp at glory hole it's all over

Explaining I got a bad rash at the glory hole was very hard to live down
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9,642
Views: 1,491,446
Posted By WHOISDIRK
g650gs

They're bring back our engine and giving our bike a cousin the g650gs... the there's an optional center stand, I wonder if it fits our bikes or not

Anyone know how much the bikes share or the best...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-08-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 30,190
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Thanks for making it up to check it out! Lots of...

Thanks for making it up to check it out! Lots of shade and tall trees seems pretty ideal to me:clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-08-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Booked that weekend:cry but I'm in for the next...

Booked that weekend:cry but I'm in for the next noob ride!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-02-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 30,190
Posted By WHOISDIRK
I'm in

I'm in
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-01-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 30,190
Posted By WHOISDIRK
16-17 or 23-24 for me. Can't do anything before...

16-17 or 23-24 for me. Can't do anything before the 11th because me stupid friends keep getting married :puke1 I'm sorry, I meant because I have weddings to go to :freaky

I have continental...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By WHOISDIRK
Thanks tbarstow I did a search for ktm 450...

Thanks tbarstow

I did a search for ktm 450 nut and the first thing that came up was a guide for doing this conversion on a g650 Xcountry (sometimes I am glad google can ready my emails and alter...
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