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Forum: Day Trippin' 03-24-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,845
Posted By UncleMike
Enjoyed your report. Nicely done. I did a lot of...

Enjoyed your report. Nicely done. I did a lot of research on this site before doing the WRT. I recall that most said they take it counterclockwise, mostly to get the sand out of the way first while...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-06-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,069
Posted By UncleMike
Thanks again for all the good information! While...

Thanks again for all the good information! While obviously the outdoor activity aspect of a decision like this is only one of many considerations, I was hoping I could count on this forum to gain...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-05-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,069
Posted By UncleMike
Thanks. Good stuff. "SS" mountain bike, (?), I...

Thanks. Good stuff. "SS" mountain bike, (?), I guess without hills, you wouldn't need so many gears. I tried Wind Surfing once on a smallish pond w/o much wind. I'd have to give it another chance....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-05-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,069
Posted By UncleMike
I figured as much. That's why I'm asking "what's...

I figured as much. That's why I'm asking "what's good?" out there.




One consideration for staying with the company is that I've been with them a while and have accrude considerable anual...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-05-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,069
Posted By UncleMike
Colorado vs Delaware / Northeast

Greetings from the Rocky Mnts.

I've lived in Colorado for the last 35 years and have enjoyed most all that it has to offer. The best of Dual Sport riding, Road Riding, 4Wheeling, :earFlyfishing,...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-03-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 293,333
Posted By UncleMike
2002 Toyota 4Runner - Running Boards

Paint has imperfections. Not bent or dented.


http://unclemike.smugmug.com/Other/misc/i-MhTV9Rk/0/M/IMG_20130403_133833_221-M.jpg
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-03-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 293,333
Posted By UncleMike
boots size 8, used

AXO MX boots, size 8, used. One buckle broken.

http://unclemike.smugmug.com/Other/misc/i-MRMrBGt/0/M/IMG_20130403_133849_662-M.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-31-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 233,753
Posted By UncleMike
http://unclemike.smugmug.com/Other/Mnts/i-kfVHSKV/...

http://unclemike.smugmug.com/Other/Mnts/i-kfVHSKV/0/L/100_0903-L.jpg

On a fully loaded 650GS and I didn't even drop it!

http://unclemike.smugmug.com/Other/Mnts/i-fVtNxKK/0/L/100_0906-L.jpg
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-31-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 938
Views: 161,989
Posted By UncleMike
Who's seen this before?

http://unclemike.smugmug.com/Other/Redwoods/i-vtbjvzf/0/M/100_0977-M.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-29-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 125,792
Posted By UncleMike
Sequoia National Park

http://unclemike.smugmug.com/Other/Redwoods/i-F4JTKrx/0/M/100_1275-M.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-29-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 125,792
Posted By UncleMike
Sequoia National Park

http://unclemike.smugmug.com/Other/Redwoods/i-D6xk4wp/0/M/100_1264-M.jpg

http://unclemike.smugmug.com/Other/Redwoods/i-NpJ4XWc/0/M/100_1265-M.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-19-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,086
Posted By UncleMike
:clap Great start! Looking forward to the...

:clap Great start! Looking forward to the rest of it! Good for you for pressing on when your riding partner cancelled. When you get back, show your "wingman" what he missed out on!
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-23-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 396
Posted By UncleMike
Ride near Kingston Peak. Anyone lose a kickstand?

Found: one kickstand near the base of Kingston Peak not far from where the trail starts off the Apex Valley Road.

BTW: Couldn't summit Kingston Peak due to snow. Did explore the Yankee Hill...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-01-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,030
Posted By UncleMike
I downloaded your route, (thanks for putting it...

I downloaded your route, (thanks for putting it out there), so I thought the least I could do is offer a suggestion for a camp spot. Just past Alma heading for the pass turn left towards Montgomery...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-11-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14,977
Views: 2,220,101
Posted By UncleMike
Hello LostAussie, Pics, price and comments...

Hello LostAussie,

Pics, price and comments on the 2K TTR225, please?
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-30-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,282
Posted By UncleMike
I'm glad I saw this. I was heading on up there...

I'm glad I saw this. I was heading on up there today to take a new to me scoot for a test run. Thanks OP for the heads up.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-19-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1,433
Views: 260,992
Posted By UncleMike
Near Banff NP

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-WNt3rwk/0/XL/i-WNt3rwk-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-19-2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 3,326,654
Posted By UncleMike
http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-NhMMv7W/0/L/i-NhMM...

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-NhMMv7W/0/L/i-NhMMv7W-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-18-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 860
Views: 217,133
Posted By UncleMike
The end of the Rainbow

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-CrrQfkp/0/XL/i-CrrQfkp-XL.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,868
Posted By UncleMike
Hmmmm, here's a clue that I've been too wordy. ...

Hmmmm, here's a clue that I've been too wordy.

No, bought the bike in Sept. of 09. Rode it in between trips to the dealer until March of this year.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,868
Posted By UncleMike
Affair ended

Well, since I’m here in the Parallel Universe, I’ll skip the “ride reports / BMW review” and cut to the chase. I sold the bike. Affair ended by me.
While doing all my research before buying the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,868
Posted By UncleMike
No worries, taken care of. I guess the cap just...

No worries, taken care of. I guess the cap just came loose as I bounced it around on that dirt road. I tightened it up and it hasn't done it since.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,868
Posted By UncleMike
After I tightened down the steering column the...

After I tightened down the steering column the front end was fine and the suspension really was never an issue. If that is what you are referring to. I have heard / read here that the Intemators are...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,868
Posted By UncleMike
It's not over yet

Thanks for the hits guys. I hadn't realize it takes this much work putting these reports together. I appreciate all the more the ones that I've read over the past couple years. It's fun though.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,868
Posted By UncleMike
The ride home

The transaction at Engle Motors was easy. They picked me up from the airport. Lent me an allen wrench to install my throttle control device. The paperwork was done quickly and I was out the door....
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,868
Posted By UncleMike
Sorry Mods

Sorry you had to move this. I did read the rules for the Day Trippin and since I was going to continue this thread with my subsequent rides I thought it fit. My apologies. :cry Keep up the good...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-05-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,868
Posted By UncleMike
I had an affair and I just need to tell someone

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It all actually started right here on the ADVRider...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,453
Posted By UncleMike
I've got the Ricochet and like it. It covers the...

I've got the Ricochet and like it. It covers the undercarraige nicely, easy access to the oil filter and drain bolt, and like someone already mentioned a long time ago "it doesn't look like you ran...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-10-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,371
Posted By UncleMike
Update

I picked up the bike on Saturday and have ridden it a little here and there. New fuel pump and both injectors replaced. So far so good.

MJB
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-10-2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,215
Posted By UncleMike
I had a similar problem, if not the same. I tried...

I had a similar problem, if not the same. I tried to describe it as best I could and document it here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=540982

I did get it back from the dealer...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-25-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By UncleMike
BMW of Denver has been great for me! MJB

BMW of Denver has been great for me!

MJB
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-25-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 100,508
Posted By UncleMike
Chelleebutt I've had similar issues with...

Chelleebutt

I've had similar issues with hard starts due to an injector sticking. My bike is currently in the shop at BMW of Denver getting both injectors, the fuel pump and the lines replaced...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-25-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,371
Posted By UncleMike
"It's back"

Midengineracer - I'm sure he was refering to the twin as it was the context of our conversation.

Update:

So I have been driving the bike a few days here and there when the weather permitted....
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-22-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,371
Posted By UncleMike
Thumb Results: Stuck injector

Got the call from the dealer yesterday about 5:30PM. The servivce manager explained that it was a stuck injector. They'd seen this on some of the 2008 models, but this is the first for an 09. He also...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-21-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,371
Posted By UncleMike
BMW picked up the bike

I got the bike back together Friday night and called on Saturday morning to have them pick it up. It's a free service BMW of Denver offers if you live within 20 miles of their shop. Personally, I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-14-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,371
Posted By UncleMike
I pulled the plugs last night.

More out of curiousity and to educate myself a bit on the bike I pulled the plugs last night. Plus I don't mind doing some light wrenching here and there. My first time in on this bike and with no...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-13-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,371
Posted By UncleMike
Thanks again for the responses!

I put mine on the battery tender if it looks like it's going to be parked for more than a week or two. The bike turns over just fine so the battery seems to still be holding up. It just won't idle...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-13-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,371
Posted By UncleMike
Thanks Zach...

I coworker who's familiar with BMWs mentioned that as well. I'll still replace the plugs as it's something I should probably know how to do on this bike. I haven't even looked to see how much plastic...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-13-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,371
Posted By UncleMike
Thanks for the helpful responses!

I went out to start it this morning and after about 3 or 4 minutes it still wouldn't idle on it's own. It's seems like maybe one cylinder is not firing or not firing well. I'll replace the spark...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-12-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,371
Posted By UncleMike
F658GS/ F800GS Cold Start Question

Does your F658GS or F800GS start up on the first hit of the starter button on those cooler mornings? Or do you have to give a few tries?

I'll ride in the winter when the morning temps are above...
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