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Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 16,141
Views: 1,935,812
Posted By JonnyC
Has anyone polished the forks to get nicks outs...

Has anyone polished the forks to get nicks outs so the seals don't blow out every 500-ish miles? I just changed the fork seals over the winter and there were some really small nicks on both forks but...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 238
Posted By JonnyC
HELP! Where do I put this part?

I bought a 2001 Dakar last year and this is the only thing I can't intuitively figure out where it goes. I am thinking somewhere around the airbox or battery as the rubber seal would go up against...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16,141
Views: 1,935,812
Posted By JonnyC
Hey Dakar owners, question for you, I have a 2001...

Hey Dakar owners, question for you, I have a 2001 Dakar that came to me half in a bucket of parts. I am pretty proud that I have gone from never working in a motorcycle to swapping engines and...
Forum: Regional forums 05-20-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 112,790
Posted By JonnyC
Central Rally 7 "BaconBeerBikeHugfestapalooza" 8/1-8/10 2014

This is one of the funniest threads on here. I am over in mpls and might have to clear my schedule to stop by my old stomping grounds. I love northern Wisconsin and riding my motorcycle, why not do...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-20-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19,446
Views: 779,004
Posted By JonnyC
I live block away from Salut. Their really isn't...

I live block away from Salut. Their really isn't a bad restaurant in the stretch of Grand ave, Salut is one of the really tasty places though. Try Dixie's if you want soul food. Barbecue that will...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-08-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8,094
Views: 7,617,359
Posted By JonnyC
But she seems to be hanging on awful tightly...

But she seems to be hanging on awful tightly still ;)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-21-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19,446
Views: 779,004
Posted By JonnyC
Also for smartphone users Gaia GPS works well for...

Also for smartphone users Gaia GPS works well for downloading maps and having them with you on the go. It doesn't do turn by turn directions but you can find a lot of tracks online and download them....
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By JonnyC
Buying a frame and sub frame and modifying it...

Buying a frame and sub frame and modifying it might be my cheapest and most reliable options. Modifying the suspension and subframe will be a huge improvement
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-28-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19,446
Views: 779,004
Posted By JonnyC
I am going to try and ride on Saturday and Sunday...

I am going to try and ride on Saturday and Sunday around the metro. Wish me luck.
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By JonnyC
Do you have build blog on this bike? I am...

Do you have build blog on this bike? I am interested in the conversion even for my running 650gs. The fairing and front end alone are a huge improvement.

I am thinking for the other engine to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By JonnyC
Would you build a bike around an F650gs engine??

Engine swap last fall
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/28/u6y2u4az.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/28/bymu3ute.jpg

Old/original engine - funny thing was the original bike and the transplant...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4,296
Views: 535,072
Posted By JonnyC
Question Build thread over here

I don't want to distract from this main thread too much, just get some ideas going over on a thread of mine about building up a bike around the beloved power plant of a 2001 F650 :eek1
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By JonnyC
Question Would you build a bike around an F650gs engine??

What style bike would you build around this type of engine?
(A single spark, Fuel Injected 650cc Rotax)

What parts are essential to get the engine running on any frame? (am I even close with the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-20-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 19,446
Views: 779,004
Posted By JonnyC
Looks like you are hunting pizza pie

Looks like you are hunting pizza pie
Forum: Americas 03-19-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,174
Posted By JonnyC
This is a great list so far. I have just started...

This is a great list so far. I have just started to plan trips around the midwest. I have a camping background so I feel ahead of the game but am glad to know other people bring things they don't...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-19-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19,446
Views: 779,004
Posted By JonnyC
I like this idea. Any one got better graphics?...

I like this idea. Any one got better graphics? Stickers and t-shirts.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-16-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 19,446
Views: 779,004
Posted By JonnyC
Try going back and maintaining a Harley, Suzuki...

Try going back and maintaining a Harley, Suzuki or even a honda from the 80's. You will beg for any bmw after that. I am working on a buddies 1982 honda 750 magna. It is so over engineered once you...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-15-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 19,446
Views: 779,004
Posted By JonnyC
When are we going to get off our lazy butts and...

When are we going to get off our lazy butts and get a group ride together?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-13-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19,446
Views: 779,004
Posted By JonnyC
If the roads weren't so salty i would ride. That...

If the roads weren't so salty i would ride. That and on Tuesday was the first fatality for motorcycles. He hit a pot hole going over a hundred.


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Forum: Vendors 03-11-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 39,149
Posted By JonnyC
Thumb What are the hand guards and mirror combo on...

What are the hand guards and mirror combo on here? The previous owner of my bike left me with pretty much useless hand guards and busted up mirror and I am looking for good option like this.
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,713
Posted By JonnyC
You could get an older goldwing and strip all the...

You could get an older goldwing and strip all the crap off. I did this twice and flipped them. First bike was $100, second was $450 now I have a 2001 f650gs worth over$2k. I only put in fluids, minor...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 21,957
Posted By JonnyC
2000 F650GS Dakar - Break down and rebuild

Love this build keep it up.
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 21,957
Posted By JonnyC
Question I am just taking the motor out of mine. The BMW...

I am just taking the motor out of mine. The BMW manual has a few pointers in it but not much. Any advice or pictures or the process? I am guessing one big tip is, DON'T DROP IT! but I am looking for...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 21,957
Posted By JonnyC
Why do you have to live in Australia?! I would...

Why do you have to live in Australia?! I would love to collaborate and help you out so you could help me out with parts. I want to do this front end swap and black out my frame as well. Last owner...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,161
Posted By JonnyC
This is a sweet paint job and front end. How much...

This is a sweet paint job and front end. How much would you charge for a two or three color paint job like this? I would love to send out my plastics to you for a black grey and red stripe scheme...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 320
Posted By JonnyC
Pissed 2001 f650 gs over heating>>>???

I just replaced my cylinder base gasket and head gasket. Got them all situated, torqued down and then I found I wasn't careful when refitting the cover to the water pump and the gasket got out of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 263
Posted By JonnyC
Wrenching in Minneapolis

Hey any body want to help replace a cylinder base gasket on a 2001 f650 GS? I am a shade tree mechanic and working in the fall like this is always a bit of a risk but I am going for it on Saturday....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-18-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 904
Posted By JonnyC
Wrenching in minneapolis

Hey any body want to help replace a cylinder base gasket? I am a shade tree mechanic working and working in the fall like this is always a bit of a risk but I am going for it on Saturday. If you want...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,161
Posted By JonnyC
What forks did you put on yours? I like them...

What forks did you put on yours? I like them whatever they are. Did they come with the headlight and front fender (or the other way around)? And did you change your subframe? The rear loop looks...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,161
Posted By JonnyC
Wicked Looks great!!

I think this is going to be the route I take. I just picked up a F650 for $600 bucks and replaced the piston and now I just want to keep the budget as small as possible just to brag about it. This...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,941
Posted By JonnyC
Sorry mettalique, the original problem was the...

Sorry mettalique, the original problem was the airbox but fell off into the throttle body. The rings and sleeve were in perfect shape surprisingly.
I am now just trying to figure out where these...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,941
Posted By JonnyC
Hmm no responses yet...

Hmm no responses yet...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 39,189
Posted By JonnyC
You can buy one from BMW for $100 or get a 19mm...

You can buy one from BMW for $100 or get a 19mm deep socket and cut it with a small dremel cut off wheel to the right size. I cut mine and then filed it. If you look up my posts I have a picture of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-07-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12,438
Views: 1,627,761
Posted By JonnyC
Wow, looks like a great deal. I bet he doesn't...

Wow, looks like a great deal. I bet he doesn't have the title or has never put oil in it and it started "acting funny"
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,941
Posted By JonnyC
I think the smaller torx bolts are for the hand...

I think the smaller torx bolts are for the hand grips because they are so long. I still can't find what the big guys are for. Are they an alternative for the pin bolts that hold the cylinder head in...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,941
Posted By JonnyC
EXTRA BOLTS!! Any guesses on where these four...

EXTRA BOLTS!!
Any guesses on where these four torx bolts go? I know the two on the far right got to the air box. But I have these other two and I am thinking they go in the head somewhere even...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,941
Posted By JonnyC
Question any body out there

The FAQ Section on the F650 forum states that "The timing marks should be parallel to the head with the cam lobes pointing outwards" Is it okay that I had mine pointing inwards when I tore my engine...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,941
Posted By JonnyC
Took the top end apart had some fun along the way...

Took the top end apart had some fun along the way and frustration. Last two bolts on the head were taken out with a homemade tool thanks to the chain gang for the good ideas. ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 39,189
Posted By JonnyC
Do you know of any video where they actually take...

Do you know of any video where they actually take the engine out? The manual says, "turn right.... move back....turn left.,,drop" something like that. Did you guys find the instructions helpful and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,941
Posted By JonnyC
Wicked Here it goes

Any one in the Minneapolis/St Paul area around this weekend and have experience taking the top end apart? I will be working on the bike with weekend and would love the help. I pay in beer :1drink and...
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