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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #60 on: 03/25/17 07:50PM »
first poker run complete!

was definitely really cool...keep the desert and dust out of the way, and just enjoy a coastal cruise with good views and nice people...nice and close too! home for lunch

started at LB BMW...tons of people there



drew my first card and took off



the route called for a loop towards San Pedro...but I took a slight "detour" as this was a dual sport event LOL



long beach's finest single track LOL



onwards to the 2nd stop: the queen mary!



got my 2nd card:



and a cruise down ocean boulevard/2nd street



to Malarkey's for stop number 3



then a quick change of pants



and slab to stop #4



pair of 4's LOL



then stop 5



for the last, losing card LOL



then talking to the organizers, realized I missed the better roads...and went back to cruise them



ferry ride being my favorite



then a ride up PCH back up to LBC
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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #61 on: 03/25/17 08:22PM »
Sounds like a good time! Too bad you didn't get a good hand.
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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #62 on: 03/29/17 10:57PM »
ya, I guess so...but it got me out to ride!

I really enjoyed the novelty of riding the auto ferry with my bike...was just $1.50 !!

Worked farther than usual today so I took the long way home and did a 90 min coastal cruise on the way back



Gosh diggity dang

This is GREAT bike for cruising Pacific coast highway

30-60mph...Not about the speed...Just low rpm's thumping along...Take in the view, the scents, and just avoid the idiots...Super calm, super peaceful, very Zen.

Ditched the saddle bags...probably gonna fit one with a wet suit, fins, and towel...then put a surf board rack on the other side...herrrrre comes summer!
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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #63 on: 03/31/17 08:17AM »
It's good to see you riding and enjoying that DL650.

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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #64 on: 04/02/17 08:56PM »
thanks!

it's alright...sort of a gateway drug towards getting a gsa1200

Took her back for some light off road again



I finally hit a show stopper: ground clearance.



jammed the skid plate in this bump/rut...bike stuck, engine stalled

had to wobble front and back until I could steer it to the right and paddle walk it out...was scared AF to drop it!

Backing it off a bit off road...

Then hit the street, and made the sunset at Newport Beach.



another coastal cruise home...the smell of the bonfires along huntington beach :wub:

All in all a good 2 hours after work :hellyeah:
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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #65 on: 04/03/17 08:27AM »
I think you need a BIGGER windshield. LOL!

Isn't it a bad idea to have a big windshield when going off road?

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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #66 on: 04/04/17 10:59PM »
haha, yeah...kinda...I dunno

I don't really consider trabuco canyon road "real" off-roading...just something quick/close I can sneak in after work. You can get end-to-end in 25 mins, which includes a few excursions off to the side.

out in the desert, knarly/hard packed, trail riding on a hot day? definitely not!

even on street duty I can have some bad days though...



I couldn't

Could barely get a chug in top gear with the fastest running start I could get...Called AAA and got it jump started in 20 mins

Left the key in "on" for 20 mins or so...So I don't think the R/R is up yet

However, after a 20 min ride, it did not fire right up, but rather slowly chugged...Not sure if I didn't ride long enough? EDIT: brought battery inside, battery tended it 4 hours, and bike is back to normal
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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #67 on: 04/05/17 09:40AM »
Been there done that on my VFR. But I found a Good Samaritan to help push me so I could start the bike and ride her home. I do have AAA membership also.

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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #68 on: 04/05/17 10:08AM »
Been there done that on my VFR. But I found a Good Samaritan to help push me so I could start the bike and ride her home. I do have AAA membership also.

same thing with my old VFR.  I could get it running but not for long, that thing went through 3 batteries and 2 R/Rs before I finally fixed it with the VFRness.

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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #69 on: 04/05/17 10:49AM »
Helped a guy start a Honda at Bike Week - he left the heated grips on... And they weren't on a switched circuit... Got hell for that from his buddies who were trying to help but had bad knees...

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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #70 on: 04/05/17 12:13PM »
Yep left the key on last week  but was in my garage so guess I got lucky.
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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #71 on: 04/05/17 12:38PM »
Haven't had an issue with my VFR's R/R at 46k miles. But I'm told that needs to be replaced around this time. I already replaced my Stator as a "wear item".
I think all motorcycle Stators need replacement after 40k-50k miles anyway. Life inside that hot engine and hot oil isn't kind to stators.

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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #72 on: 04/05/17 07:35PM »
I have honestly trained myself to view the R/R and stator as wear items...I expect it to replace them eventually...Done so on FZR already

I have a small LED/voltage monitor I have to mount...It changes color and flashes of the voltage gets too high or low
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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #73 on: 04/05/17 07:39PM »
BreakDirt, can you send me information about your voltmeter doohicky? Creating one for the outfit I'm going to be working for, and we thought there weren't any that notified if too high... Need more data, I guess!

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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #74 on: 04/05/17 08:57PM »
Yes sir, I have a Signal Dynamics LED voltage monitor. Small 1"x1" box with 2 wires going to power and another lead with a single LED on it. Mount LED where you want to see it from.
-Voltage too low? = Red solid light
-Voltage a little low? = Yellow solid light
-Voltage correct? = Solid green light
-Voltage too high? = Flashing green

From a troubleshooting standpoint with a charged battery on a running bike, red = bad stator. Flashing green means your regulator is dead and chewing up batteries. The yellow tells me if my accessories (heated grips, LED lights, etc.) Are too much for my charging system

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Plug into any continuous POS/neg (usually headlight), done!
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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #75 on: 04/06/17 08:14AM »
Thanks! Gives me a little more info - ours is a little different, but has some similar functionality...

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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #76 on: 04/17/17 05:14PM »


Not really sure why

Going to get another push rod and go from there...
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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #77 on: 04/18/17 09:24AM »
Usually it's excessive chain slack, but could be several other things. A rock bouncing, for instance...

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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #78 on: 04/18/17 03:27PM »
That's probably it!

I had not adjusted the chain after purchase and saw that it was loose...And I am sure a sudden deceleration with aggressive shifting could have launched it against the push rod

Aaaand...The part is on backorder!

Ordered a used one from fleabay...
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Re: DL650 - the mom jeans
« Reply #79 on: 04/18/17 03:40PM »
Could be a weak point of the bike hence on back order? Either that or it rarely breaks so they don't stock it.

 

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