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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Question GS High beam-indicator-blindness

Any of you who own a GS, and this may be true on other airhead models, know that the bright-blue high-beam indicator does a wonderful job of blinding you to oncoming traffic. :eek1 I'm exploring...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-05-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
That looks like an amazing ride! Wouldn't happen...

That looks like an amazing ride! Wouldn't happen to have a GPS track of that, would you?
Forum: Americas 07-05-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 105
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Dual Sport Riding Near Denver

I'll be visiting the Gunnison-Crested Butte area for a week in July but will be staying a few days in Denver prior to that. I'm looking for a good overnight trip out of Denver with some decent dual...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-04-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 146
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Dual Sport Riding Near Denver

I'm visiting the Gunnison-Crested Butte area in mid-July but will be stopping in Denver for a few days. I was hoping someone could share some good dual sport locations within an hour or so of the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 916,724
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,391
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I love the look of the curved glass. I also think...

I love the look of the curved glass. I also think it will improve visibility under glare. Note the absence of the reset button. They have provided a high quality remote switch. I really like this...
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,391
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Send them an email. I made changes to mine after...

Send them an email. I made changes to mine after it was finished. They accommodated me no problem. I also went with the curved glass face and remote button for water shedding. 90% of roof leaks are...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,391
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Got my new speedo the other day. It is the one...

Got my new speedo the other day. It is the one with the integrated tach. I got the curved lens and the remote reset button thinking it might help with shedding water. I'm thinking about some kind of...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Thanks! Now that I think about it, jetting...

Thanks!

Now that I think about it, jetting may be the cause of another minor problem I'm having. I sometimes experience hard starting here in the heat when the bike's been ridden until hot and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 916,724
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
:thumb I have a TR650 that I'd like to get...

:thumb

I have a TR650 that I'd like to get my wife on but it's a pretty tall machine. How tall is the lady in the picture and did you do anything to the Husky suspension so that it would fit her?
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Good old Alex City. Used to be Russell Athletics...

Good old Alex City. Used to be Russell Athletics main mill until they moved it offshore. I bet it was the one in Atlanta last year.
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Looks like one that was for sale in Atlanta on CL...

Looks like one that was for sale in Atlanta on CL for a while, last year. What part of Alabama did you go to, to find that gem.
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Rejetting R100GS For High Altitude

I'll be taking my 89 GS out to Colorado in July, going from 300 ft to more like 6,000 to 10,000 ft. Will be staying for about 9 days. Do I need to re-jet? It is very hot here in Alabama, 90 degrees...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 916,724
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Mine came that way from the PO. I was ...

Mine came that way from the PO. I was
Considering having it repaired because it has so many books and crannies but I guess I should just find something else. But it is a good looking, large tailbag.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,692
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
If you have a turbulent bike there is only so...

If you have a turbulent bike there is only so much you can do by slapping on windshields. A true aerodynamic solution has to be an integrated system approach as you can only move the turbulence a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-29-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Arizona (Tucson) Vehicle Registration (and other Big Brother crap)

I spent some time out in Tucson a few years ago and liked it. Now it looks like I might get the chance to move there for work. Before I jump in I'm looking to get some information on government...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-29-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 15,983
Views: 1,401,046
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I did this a few times when I was out there...

I did this a few times when I was out there...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 916,724
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
So what are the F650GS sizes? If memory serves,...

So what are the F650GS sizes? If memory serves, the Strada has a 19" front wheel but it seems like the F650GS bikes have an 18" front wheel? Just getting my facts straight.
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 916,724
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I'd love to have a set of Strada wheels with...

I'd love to have a set of Strada wheels with 20/80 tires for everyday use. Mind if I ask how you acquired them? I've been told wheels from a BMW 650 will fit. For some reason, that little 650 has...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 916,724
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Husky TR650 - New Owners Stupid Questions Thread

The threaded end of my throttle cable sheared off the other day. A new cable is back ordered for 13 years! An easy fix came to me this evening out of the blue. I'll let y'all know if it works!
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I've contacted these guys and am very confident...

I've contacted these guys and am very confident I'll have the parts and knowledge in short order. I'll report back with how it actually worked out in the end. Hope to have parts ordered today. I'll...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 916,724
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I've got one of the Husky tail bags, too. It has...

I've got one of the Husky tail bags, too. It has a very nice rain over in a zippered pouch in the bottom.
Forum: The Garage 06-22-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Repairing a Bowden (throttle) cable

Wondering if anyone has any advice on repairing Bowden cables. A threaded ferrule sheared off a hard-to-find cable and I need to remove the end, replace the ferrule, and put a new end on the cable....
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 916,724
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
A test fit of the POD filter in the airbox showed...

A test fit of the POD filter in the airbox showed that there is no path for air to get from the front of the airbox to the air temperature sensor. The POD is actually larger than the airbox at...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 916,724
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
My PodMod Experience: Part 1

So, I'm in the midst of a Pod Mod. Honestly it's a pretty easy job. I'm just doing a lot more when I'm in there. Not sure where I'll stop but here are the highlights.

This is the spoofer that came...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 916,724
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Many thanks. :super

Many thanks. :super
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 916,724
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Snapped Throttle Cable

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Well, it wasn't broken but I had to get things clean. I was reinstalling my throttle cable and just barely tightened the locknut at the throttle. The damn thing...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 916,724
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
The late model GS clutch cable DID NOT fit. I'll...

The late model GS clutch cable DID NOT fit. I'll be sending it back.

Where'd you route the gas tank vent line? there's also an electrical solenoid that controls the fuel tank vent. It was hanging...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 916,724
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Got the air box out. Not a tough job, just...

Got the air box out. Not a tough job, just tedious. Clearly not something that's designed to be taken apart very often. The only hiccup was when I cracked the nipple to the crankcase vent but I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 916,724
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Pod Modding!

So, I'm in the midst of a Pod Mod. The bike is coming apart pretty easy up to now. I'm an experienced mech so don't anticipate any real trouble. Just coming up with questions as I go.

* That pesky...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 47,161
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Now he tells me. ;-)

Now he tells me. ;-)
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 47,161
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Ah, so I can probably get this locally and not...

Ah, so I can probably get this locally and not pay the $16.59(!!!) shipping from MaxBMW.

Thanks!

John

P.S. Was this on the parts interchange list? I looked but didn't see it anywhere.
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Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 47,161
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Is there an interchange part for the temperature...

Is there an interchange part for the temperature sensor? Something off of a F650? The POPO was kind enough not to include the original sensor when he sold to the PO.
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 47,161
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I've been reading over the posts in this thread....

I've been reading over the posts in this thread. Lots of opinions. Lots of graphs. Seems like there are several solutions with lambda-shifting making the most sense to me as a 'permanent' fix. I like...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3,625
Views: 805,828
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Is that a new Terra, sidewayzz? Where did you get...

Is that a new Terra, sidewayzz? Where did you get all that nice Husqvarna gear? It's always been difficult to find a Husky dealer in the US, and is now almost impossible!
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Real HOT Weather Gear Suggestions

Rev'It Tornado in silver. I'm on my third summer and it still looks great. Super hot and muggy in Alabama. I also used it over 110 in Tucson. You can't really stay cool in that kind of heat but I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 916,724
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Are those SW-Motech racks? Do you like them well...

Are those SW-Motech racks? Do you like them well enough?
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 916,724
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
BMW Topcase on my TR

I like the BMW system cases that came with my R1150RT. I like a case on my bikes. Yeah, they change the CG a little but I'm not pushing those limits. I just want to carry my laptop to work and saddle...
Forum: Vendors 06-09-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Looks very hot.

Looks very hot.
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6,609
Views: 916,724
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Renthal Vintage/Desert Bend

Oh, one more thing about the Vintage/Desert bend. They are a little wider than stock which means you must take care when routing the throttle cable, but it also means it moves your mirrors outboard...
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