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Forum: Thumpers Today, 10:17 PM
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Posted By Don Coyote
New Jersey to Sydney is regional business??

New Jersey to Sydney is regional business??
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3,709
Views: 219,349
Posted By Don Coyote
I'll second LoJack's mention of the Weary...

I'll second LoJack's mention of the Weary Traveler- good beer, great food, and one of the owners is a bicycle fanatic that will be in the process of running a mirror run of the Tour de France through...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 10:18 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 30,493
Posted By Don Coyote
This is as intended and advertised. The previous...

This is as intended and advertised. The previous standard of Goretex layering (not sure about fabrics other than leather) meant the entire jacket/trousers absorbed water such that it would greatly...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:23 AM
Replies: 17,382
Views: 2,225,869
Posted By Don Coyote
Yes, the Rotax is a torquey engine, 4k is where...

Yes, the Rotax is a torquey engine, 4k is where the big pull starts. I've been paying more attention to actual rev counts since this came up here a month or two ago. 4000-4500 has the peak pull, then...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 87,097
Posted By Don Coyote
I don't recall hearing about any change to the...

I don't recall hearing about any change to the visor for the Pro model...
[edit: are you referring to the sun shield?]
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17,382
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Posted By Don Coyote
Have you double checked the bolt torques around...

Have you double checked the bolt torques around the starter since reassembling?
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17,382
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Posted By Don Coyote
I have dropped my Dakar on pavement over a dozen...

I have dropped my Dakar on pavement over a dozen times and the bar ends have been a universal contact point. The OEM bars seem to have done well except one time an end was tweaked enough that the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17,382
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Posted By Don Coyote
You have to dump most of the oil to do the work...

You have to dump most of the oil to do the work unless you want to try laying the moto on it's right side while working on the pump. At 1500km, i would leave the filter and upper reserve and just top...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17,382
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Posted By Don Coyote
Sounds like it is definitely gremlin piss. I...

Sounds like it is definitely gremlin piss. I would put a lithium collar on a garlic weasel and let it nest in the airbox, that should sort it out in a couple of days...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17,382
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Posted By Don Coyote
I'd say that buy it now price is halfway between...

I'd say that buy it now price is halfway between a used Sertao and a Dakar price. I wouldn't be that anxious to find out how a regular GS was stored for the last 14 years...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17,382
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Posted By Don Coyote
Similarly, this one...

Similarly, this one (http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-F-Series-/301669298306?forcerrptr=true&hash=item463ce43082&item=301669298306) is "titled as a Dakar", but wrong wheel, seat, handguards, plastics and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17,382
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Posted By Don Coyote
Very nice. I've found even at the lowest setting...

Very nice. I've found even at the lowest setting my Madstad doesn't flow enough air to make my Schuberth comfortable in warm weather. I've been looking for nylon spacers to put on the original...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17,382
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Posted By Don Coyote
It's a twin spark, the Dakars were blue and grey...

It's a twin spark, the Dakars were blue and grey that year. It also looks like it has a 19" front, although the seat and windshield look taller like Dakar ones. Probably a reg GS with all the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17,382
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Posted By Don Coyote
The synthetic oil issue is not that black and...

The synthetic oil issue is not that black and white. Going by Crossroadz, BMW didn't mention it for the single sparks and said not to use it in the twinsparks, but i have seen many accounts of people...
Forum: Vendors 06-21-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 97,566
Posted By Don Coyote
I initially followed a service bulletin about the...

I initially followed a service bulletin about the pivot mechanism for the original C3, but it didn't fix the problem. I had to send it to Schuberth USA and they fixed it so no more popping open at...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-18-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3,709
Views: 219,349
Posted By Don Coyote
Is the Foundation on campus? If a pleasant...

Is the Foundation on campus? If a pleasant commute is a big priority, look for something along the SW Commuter Path. Madison has a thorough network of bike trails...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 17,382
Views: 2,225,869
Posted By Don Coyote
false symptoms

TobyG's post reminded me of a recent paranoid bout. I had a bit of a scare last week when i noticed it was getting impossible to find neutral intentionally and the engine was slipping out of second...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17,382
Views: 2,225,869
Posted By Don Coyote
Has anyone found aftermarket wheel bearings for...

Has anyone found aftermarket wheel bearings for the rear to be an improvement over stock? I was getting chunky resistance from the back wheel and took it apart last night to find the sprocket carrier...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17,382
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Posted By Don Coyote
Yeah, the pads are pretty rigid plastic/rubber...

Yeah, the pads are pretty rigid plastic/rubber (although it is not a completely snug fit). If you just packed that foam in there you would have had a great deal of more play boppin around off road...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3,709
Views: 219,349
Posted By Don Coyote
Of the highschool teachers i know, the older ones...

Of the highschool teachers i know, the older ones teach in Madison, the younger ones teach in surrounding communities. That probably speaks to the state of schools half a decade ago. I was talking...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 11:54 PM
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Posted By Don Coyote
I've had the OEM top box for about 50000 miles...

I've had the OEM top box for about 50000 miles now. I always lock it on and never had a failure. I know things i put in there get shaken up badly, but the latches have lasted. It would seem you might...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17,382
Views: 2,225,869
Posted By Don Coyote
It is from a email they send if you subscribe to...

It is from a email they send if you subscribe to their 'hot deals'. It has this note:
To purchase the items on the list,
YOU MUST CALL OUR PARTS DEPT.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17,382
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Posted By Don Coyote
In case anyone needs a centerstand for their...

In case anyone needs a centerstand for their Dakar still, A&S cycles has one SW Motech stand (been working great for me for 6 years) on spring clearance for half price, $108US.
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,661
Posted By Don Coyote
I found that a sparse stud pattern provided fine...

I found that a sparse stud pattern provided fine traction on ice also, but tread wear was very uneven, the lugs without studs in them wearing about .5 inch while studded lugs didn't wear at all. Left...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-09-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3,709
Views: 219,349
Posted By Don Coyote
I've asked a worker about it and it sounds like...

I've asked a worker about it and it sounds like mostly a leather and chrome cruiser crowd with some squid stunters sprinkled in. He gave the impression they were all about gang stuff and it was a...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,731
Posted By Don Coyote
Or you could have made a couple hundred bucks...

Or you could have made a couple hundred bucks selling them to someone with the nominal ability to concoct and screw on new mounting clips.

The vario cases don't seem to fit the demand of the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17,382
Views: 2,225,869
Posted By Don Coyote
It should be pretty easy if you are careful and...

It should be pretty easy if you are careful and have a good feel for it. I removed the old one with the cover off and couldn't tell where the bottom of the seal was, ended up bending the edge of the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-01-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3,709
Views: 219,349
Posted By Don Coyote
I have a few things i should patch up before...

I have a few things i should patch up before adding more pub run miles on the Dakar and didn't find time this weekend, so am going to bow out for tonight...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17,382
Views: 2,225,869
Posted By Don Coyote
I measured the cavity for the bearings at 26mm....

I measured the cavity for the bearings at 26mm. It looks like the old ones were 8mm width. Accounting for the spacer between the bearings, that looks like it will leave about 2mm of gap between outer...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-28-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3,709
Views: 219,349
Posted By Don Coyote
It looks like they are quickly picking up where...

It looks like they are quickly picking up where they left off last year on the beltline. Amazing how incompetent these construction companies are with public safety considering the amount of tax...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 17,382
Views: 2,225,869
Posted By Don Coyote
From my 2006... http://i.imgur.com/y53F0FL.jpg ...

From my 2006...
http://i.imgur.com/y53F0FL.jpg
You might be able to tell the grooves are slightly asymetrical, but my friend removing the bolt while i sat on the seat couldn't recall which way the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3,709
Views: 219,349
Posted By Don Coyote
Are you talking alphabet soup or cutting through...

Are you talking alphabet soup or cutting through farm fields? I might have time if a 650 can follow you...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 17,382
Views: 2,225,869
Posted By Don Coyote
A new problem has cropped up today. The...

A new problem has cropped up today. The Handlebars are rotating pretty freely in the clamping block. Not sure if the handlebars or the block are stripped, but the handlebars are banged up from...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17,382
Views: 2,225,869
Posted By Don Coyote
The grooves are multilevel and uniform around the...

The grooves are multilevel and uniform around the circumference. Considering i have been riding for quite some time with one of the bearings completely busted and nothing left but the outer race, i...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 17,382
Views: 2,225,869
Posted By Don Coyote
Turns out the universal joint didn't work, needed...

Turns out the universal joint didn't work, needed to load the suspension to be able to get at the bolt with an extension.

Disappointing news is that even though the bolt took an 8mm socket, the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-24-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 3,709
Views: 219,349
Posted By Don Coyote
Good to hear she didn't get your brains, but...

Good to hear she didn't get your brains, but don't let your guard down yet- college students tend to be very resourceful.

When i was there, the Henry Gilman apartments...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17,382
Views: 2,225,869
Posted By Don Coyote
I borrowed one from a neighbor, i guess they are...

I borrowed one from a neighbor, i guess they are called "universal joints" officially. Won't have time for a few days to give it a shot.

So nobody else that has replaced the roller has the bolt...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17,382
Views: 2,225,869
Posted By Don Coyote
Right or wrong, my insurance company included...

Right or wrong, my insurance company included that cost for the stickers with the broken plastics when they wrote me a check. Guess who is riding with a broken fairing and pocketed more money than...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17,382
Views: 2,225,869
Posted By Don Coyote
You mean like living someplace with a name that...

You mean like living someplace with a name that starts with 'A'?
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17,382
Views: 2,225,869
Posted By Don Coyote
Yeah, if you look at Wayne's info at crossroadz,...

Yeah, if you look at Wayne's info at crossroadz, BMW did all sorts of shenanigans with the Dakar lower roller, even changing the bolt size within the same year's production runs. At least it seemed...
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