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Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2013, 07:51 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
Thumb Christmas Ride

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13725907/Screenshot-GOPR5283.MP4-1.png

My view from our Christmas Ride.
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2013, 03:24 PM
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Posted By Gearhead001
You win!! I would love to ride that terrain,...

You win!!

I would love to ride that terrain, in the summer.
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 12:06 PM
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Posted By Gearhead001
I have the same problem. I was thinking of...

I have the same problem. I was thinking of straightening the stand and taking a 6" piece of conduit and gluing it inside the stand for a little more support.

I couple of folks have built new...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2013, 01:50 PM
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Posted By Gearhead001
I hear ya. I found a long grease fitting so I...

I hear ya. I found a long grease fitting so I can remove the hex fasteners at the end of the swing arm shaft and fill 'er up. I use the Mobile 1 red chassis grease which looks, feels and smells...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2013, 12:05 PM
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Posted By Gearhead001
Their goes my first idea. :dunno I would...

Their goes my first idea. :dunno

I would check them often and keep spares especially if you are in wet conditions most of the time.

I need to change my front sprocket to the 13 tooth. I will...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2013, 01:46 PM
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Posted By Gearhead001
Question Do you use a pressure washer to clean the bike?

Do you use a pressure washer to clean the bike?
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2013, 09:01 PM
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Posted By Gearhead001
Yeah, I want one of those machines. What...

Yeah, I want one of those machines.

What were you doing when the sprocket failed? :D
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2013, 03:50 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
Remove the aluminum license mount, turn the plate...

Remove the aluminum license mount, turn the plate sideways and mount it to the plastic fender extension. Put some 2 sided tape under the plate to keep it from vibrating. Use the LED taillight I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2013, 06:52 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
I use this tail...

I use this tail light:http://www.amazon.com/Tail-Brake-Light-Motorcycle-Buggy/dp/B00C0T0HG6/ref=sr_1_144?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1378042723&sr=1-144&keywords=led+tail+lights+motorcycle

Cheap and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2013, 04:38 PM
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Posted By Gearhead001
Could not stand it. Called my Riding Bro and we...

Could not stand it. Called my Riding Bro and we did our 65 mile loop. A little dry, a little slick and a bunch of hunters training bear dogs. Tis the season.

The weather was perfect and the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2013, 04:46 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
Nope. Changed my oil this weekend. We have...

Nope. Changed my oil this weekend.

We have made reservations for our yearly Durhamtown, GA 3 day ride in October. Should have pics and stories after that.:clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2013, 07:49 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
I have never trued a bicycle wheel but regularly...

I have never trued a bicycle wheel but regularly check and tweak my dirt bikes. It should not be a problem.

If the tire is old, out of round and/or out of balance, it will wear funny and there is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2013, 02:48 PM
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Posted By Gearhead001
The long one is probably installed. Take it out...

The long one is probably installed. Take it out and your friends will really be upset. :D
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2013, 07:34 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
Loud?

Put the long spark arrester in or pass out ear plugs. I took the arrester out for max flow and max sound. :ear
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2013, 08:07 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
Laugh Nasty

That is some gnarly $%^&. At least it's easier to clean than red mud.
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2013, 05:16 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
If I ever have a reason to come up to the NE, I...

If I ever have a reason to come up to the NE, I will bring the bike. Traction forever is compelling.:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2013, 04:50 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
If it is smooth and fast, I may take you up on...

If it is smooth and fast, I may take you up on that.

If it is a big mud hole, no thanks. There ain't no joy in Mudville.
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2013, 09:02 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
Thumb Mud

I did hit one mud hole at the 50 mile mark but that was it. Quite dry for the rain we have had. :beer
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2013, 08:19 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
Laugh Favor returned

Here ya go.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13725907/GOPR0129b.JPG

It is not the most photogenic point of the ride but it will do.
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2013, 04:25 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
Using the center of the axle as the reference...

Using the center of the axle as the reference point, it is off.

Make sure the swing arm is located correctly. Make sure the swing arm bearings are OK. :hmmmmm

Keep us posted.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2013, 03:59 PM
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Posted By Gearhead001
I plan to ride this Sunday so I will send you one...

I plan to ride this Sunday so I will send you one back... :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2013, 12:10 PM
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Posted By Gearhead001
That is my kind of trail!!!! Wide open...

That is my kind of trail!!!! Wide open throttle!!!

:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2013, 08:13 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
Make sure the headlight switch is in the high...

Make sure the headlight switch is in the high beam position when pushing the high beam flash.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2013, 08:10 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
Try the high beam flash button. I do not...

Try the high beam flash button.

I do not believe the fuel pump runs all the time until the bike is started.

Try pushing the "MENU" button on the odo to check. The odo light does not come on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2013, 01:05 PM
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Posted By Gearhead001
Grease Fitting

Dudes,

If you do not have one of these to assist in greasing your swingarm pivot shaft, you can find it here:...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2013, 11:34 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
Sandblast

Great PICS from Sandblast. Looks like BMW was well represented. Great Job!!
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2013, 05:47 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
I used this brake light:...

I used this brake light: http://www.amazon.com/Motorcycle-Integrated-Universal-Taillight-Eliminator/dp/B002GTT3AQ/ref=sr_1_50?ie=UTF8&qid=1360329717&sr=8-50&keywords=moto+led+tail+light

$20 and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2013, 06:18 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
I bent the handlebar clamp fasteners. Check and...

I bent the handlebar clamp fasteners. Check and replace as needed with factory fasteners. The fasteners are sacrificial to protect the bars and triple tree.
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2013, 06:17 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
Do you have to replace the complete crank...

Do you have to replace the complete crank assembly to replace the connecting rod?
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2012, 09:49 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
Thumb 30K Miles

DANG!! I am impressed.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2012, 07:28 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
Wicked Gas Cap

One of the few things you can use anywhere on anything!!
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2012, 06:08 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
Gas Cap

I use a dab of Vaseline (petroleum Jelly) on the threads. I no longer have a problem..
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2012, 06:37 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
I do not have any play. If you greased the...

I do not have any play. If you greased the bearings, you may need to perform the torque sequence several times to squeeze out the excess grease.

Your torque wrench may be out of spec.

Can...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2012, 05:27 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
I believe I have figured this one out. The horn...

I believe I have figured this one out. The horn is vibrating, destroying the bushing and/or the radiator mount. I have broken 2 horn brackets and finally said "the heck with it". The horn is now...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2012, 05:15 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
So what replacement part do we need to use? The...

So what replacement part do we need to use? The Touratech mount? http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/PN-043-0142/Hard-Part-Radiator-BMW-G450X
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2012, 07:29 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
I hear ya on the rod damage. This is one reason...

I hear ya on the rod damage. This is one reason I pay $20 for a liter of Motorex every oil change.

I am rarely in a place where I can maintain 70mph+ for 30s. It is more like this: the turn...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2012, 11:00 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
I had to answer this one...:ricky I have...

I had to answer this one...:ricky

I have seen well over 80 MPH in the dirt with the 14 tooth front sprocket and stock rear sprocket. I do not know what RPM that is because I was busy at the time...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2012, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Gearhead001
I have had one starting issue when the bike was...

I have had one starting issue when the bike was cold soaked after the 80 mile ride to the dirt. It took about a minute to get it started. I hope to have the same service life you have.

I have...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2012, 12:15 PM
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Posted By Gearhead001
Go with the Shorai if you want to spend the extra...

Go with the Shorai if you want to spend the extra bucks and save a couple pounds. You save the weight high in the chassis which may give you a few milliseconds on a hard side to side maneuver. This...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2012, 12:17 PM
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Posted By Gearhead001
Holy Crap!! I would be proud of that one!! ...

Holy Crap!! I would be proud of that one!!

I am glad you did not hit the ground.
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