ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 327
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: VTbeemer
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-04-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 49,085
Views: 3,127,738
Posted By VTbeemer
Or when the chain breaks near the U.S. Mex...

Or when the chain breaks near the U.S. Mex border. BTDT

Dan
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-04-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 49,085
Views: 3,127,738
Posted By VTbeemer
Rich You have a point there...probably why I...

Rich

You have a point there...probably why I travel solo most of the time:D

Dan
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-03-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 49,085
Views: 3,127,738
Posted By VTbeemer
Maine Riders

Bill don't you worry about trips you'll do fine.

Can't overstate how well the WR has performed for me as a traveling platform. Reasonable light trail manners and still able to slog out 600 mile...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-08-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,666
Posted By VTbeemer
4" new snow here...

So we have 4" new snow here...as many of you do.

So it's ironic that I just ordered tires for my upcoming Alaska run next month.

This will help extend this never ending winter.

Just got back...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 29,591
Posted By VTbeemer
Mitas 07 on a BMW GSW

Hey All

Has anyone here hear seen these Mitas being run on the Water cooled GS? Am considering these for an Alaska Run.

I have run the heideaus k60s on the GSW so far in the oilcooled GS size...
Forum: Americas 03-28-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By VTbeemer
Med jet

There is a bike supplement your can add for the bike onto your basic plan. I think about $ 25 extra per year.

My friend was injured way up in Canada but released from the hospital when he tossed...
Forum: Americas 03-16-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 29,226
Views: 2,620,686
Posted By VTbeemer
I just ran this route... In Creel now. No...

I just ran this route... In Creel now. No security concerns to speak of. Will see later what may be down in the canyons. As others have expressed am sticking to the know paved routes down there. ...
Forum: Latin America 03-02-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By VTbeemer
Chris Minuteman Pizza

Glad to hear Chris is doing great!!

He is from Massachusetts and married a girl originally from Uyuni. Her parents own the hotel there.

When he told me he was from Mass I came back with " how...
Forum: Americas 03-02-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By VTbeemer
Cast should be fine

The roads down to TDF are pretty tame. Especially now that much of Ruta 40 is paved. You must do the Carratera Austral rd as much as possible for great scenery!!

The wind is fierce...spokes...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 49,924
Views: 10,607,948
Posted By VTbeemer
Restoring to original height

Hi all

I want to restore my WR to original factory height. Does anyone have an original linkage lying around they want to sell?

PM me a price to send it to Arizona.

Thanks

Dan
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 49,924
Views: 10,607,948
Posted By VTbeemer
The engine can take it!

The bike can run days on end at highway speeds. I have put 5-600 mi days with no issues. Last summer we ran a route from Mexico to Canada and back with just oil changes at each end almost 5k miles....
Forum: Americas 02-12-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,753
Posted By VTbeemer
2009

We made a run in 2009 on TKC80s and was glad to have them back then. The new rd. was still under construction and opened the following year. So we did jump on the ferry to complete the loop. Think...
Forum: Vendors 02-11-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 40,784
Posted By VTbeemer
I'll take four

George

I will take four....

14' BMW GSW w OEM guards and heated grips
08' Yamaha WR with HDB guards and heated grips
93 BMW GS Paris Dakar Ascerbis guards and OEM heated grips
06 BMW F650 GS...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By VTbeemer
Mid July

We were attempting to cross the Magruder corridor in mid July and had to touch base with the Elk City Ranger station daily on conditions before we could cross.

I think it would be difficult to...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,753
Posted By VTbeemer
Mostly paved now

Things have changed in the past few years.

We were up there this past late summer 2014. It is mostly paved now. There is a 60 mi section outside Manic 5 that is still unpaved but there was...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-05-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 49,085
Views: 3,127,738
Posted By VTbeemer
Out of the box the the WR is very capable with...

Out of the box the the WR is very capable with some gearing changes and an auxiliary tank.

Of course we cannot leave well enough alone...from memory in no particular order:

IMS tank 5 gal
Seat...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-05-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 49,085
Views: 3,127,738
Posted By VTbeemer
Not necessarily so...

FWIW the wr250r engine is literally a quarter slice off the Yamaha R1 bike engine. Pistons etc. are interchangeable. It was a learning curve but most of the power is at the upper rpm range, revs...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-05-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 49,085
Views: 3,127,738
Posted By VTbeemer
Here is the POV of that same run...glad I was...

Here is the POV of that same run...glad I was able to show you the better line to avoid the hidden rocks and submerged logs! :D


http://youtu.be/IpjwFeVp6ew


Dan
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-05-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 49,085
Views: 3,127,738
Posted By VTbeemer
Plug for the WR

Quote:
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%" border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD class=alt2 style="BORDER-TOP: 1px inset; BORDER-RIGHT: 1px inset; BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px inset; BORDER-LEFT: 1px...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By VTbeemer
U ship

FWIW I have transported bikes cross country four separate occasions, three times with UShip. So far I have had great luck. Like everything else buyer beware. Check out the feedback and make your...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By VTbeemer
Wicked West trip

Agree that you will be surprised at the dear cost of one way rentals. The trailer idea is a good one if you have a tow vehicle.

You could get a competitive quote from uship.com Shipping three...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,820
Posted By VTbeemer
Light guard

I opted for the AltRider guard shortly after it came out. Nice design as is all their products. Easy to remove and clean.

I initially got the BMW guard and didn't get around to installing it.
...
Forum: Americas 10-22-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,048
Posted By VTbeemer
Great news!!

This is great news. I am looking forward to your new enhancements. :clap:clap

Love that you added Idaho...what an awesome dual sport state!!

Also the eastern additions should enhance the...
Forum: Americas 10-09-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,237
Posted By VTbeemer
No issues!!

Just as the others have said there would be no issues with any bike you take down there. A CRF250L should work out perfect

This past winter I took my WR250r down Baja for a few weeks and had a...
Forum: Regional Forums 10-06-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 83,890
Posted By VTbeemer
Great pics. Well known farm...

This "nice home" on Cloudland Rd. Outside of Woodstock is Sleepy Hollw Farm. It is owned by Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry. There is a full recording studio in the large barn. Nice digs. Did you...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,940
Posted By VTbeemer
Love it!!

So far 12K on my 14 GS...no problems at all. Bike is a scream to ride and enjoy.

I also have had and still have a few others. So far very happy camper.

Dan
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-22-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 21,256
Posted By VTbeemer
Put me in for the Fence...

Put me in for the Fence...
Forum: Americas 09-19-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By VTbeemer
SA to Ushuia

Went down to TDF in 2009 without camping gear from Bolivia.

Had no problems finding lodging and small hotels. It is probably even easier now that much of Ruta 40 is paved. But do take the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-16-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 28,177
Posted By VTbeemer
IN In In

All in on what I am sure will be another great adventure.:lurk:lurk

Hi Scott... Great to stop in on you and Julie at 3 Step!!

Carry on...

Dan
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-11-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 39,016
Posted By VTbeemer
Wow I am tempted... Check out the Threestep...

Wow I am tempted...

Check out the Threestep Hideaway just south of MOAB in LaSalle UT. It is run by ADV rider Dingweeds and wife Julie. They are also right on the Trans America Trail. They can...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-09-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 39,016
Posted By VTbeemer
Good luck guys!!!

Hey I just stumbled onto onto your great endeavor!!

Wish I had known sooner...


Anyway I have a Yamaha WR staged in Tucson AZ with contacts etc. if you guys need any help. It's not In Baja...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-03-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By VTbeemer
Which Woodstock??

Which Woodstock?? VT...NH...or NY?


Dan
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2,867
Views: 405,727
Posted By VTbeemer
Trip computer

That is your trip computer...

You can put a button for it on your map screen to access it directly.

Otherwise you can access it in the app menu.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,052
Posted By VTbeemer
K60 on GSW

I mounted a pair on my 2014 GSW and just came back from a 4700 mi trip in all kinds of weather. The tires held up well with no issues in handling. Wet Tarmac was adequate, though I did not push it...
Forum: Americas 08-08-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,775
Posted By VTbeemer
This looks good

I'm going to have to put this on the calendar. Wanted to get down to the Canyon this coming season. My bike is already pointed that way as it is being stored in Tucson right now. Hopefully it is...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By VTbeemer
Heidenau k60 what pressures on the GSW?

Hello all

I'm trying a set of the K 60s on my GSW. Yes the oil/cam head size.

I know the K 60s are sensitive to tire pressures. So what pressures are you guys running on a GSW?

Dan
Forum: Vendors 07-18-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 22,916
Posted By VTbeemer
Scott grilling us dinner at that Hideaway. What...

Scott grilling us dinner at that Hideaway. What a great spot to set a spell

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/19/4u9uvy3e.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/19/ma9ezyvy.jpg


Dan
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 104,635
Posted By VTbeemer
Ok it has been said men are visually...

Ok it has been said men are visually oriented....so with that could you or someone post of a pic of where exactly to grease this...I have an idea but not quite sure I have it right.

Dan
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,538
Posted By VTbeemer
Yes It is just off of where you enter for...

Yes

It is just off of where you enter for the factory tours.

The driving and on/off road riding school test track are on the other side of the complex. This is also where you can pick up your...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,538
Posted By VTbeemer
The factory tour is well worth it!! They...

The factory tour is well worth it!! They assemble the X body cars there.

Also onsite museum has many bikes history etc.

Dan
Showing results 1 to 40 of 327

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 04:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015