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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths Today, 09:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,041
Posted By superkram
Tropical Storm Lee on a DL650

Try being a moron and riding a DL650 through a tropical storm in September 2011 from Orlando to New Orleans. When I took off (at the beginning of a planned 10-day loop to St. Louis & back) I knew...
Forum: Road Warriors Yesterday, 01:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,099
Posted By superkram
OP - I know lane-splitting isn't legal outside of...

OP - I know lane-splitting isn't legal outside of Cali, but *shrug* I'm not going to just sit in traffic if I can help it. I took off my expandable factory BMW sidecases and put on a cheap Givi...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-29-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,099
Posted By superkram
Grin, Pirate's Lair has a cruise control kit for...

Grin, Pirate's Lair has a cruise control kit for the K1200S & K1300S. It's like $1,100 but I'm kind of tempted. After frame sliders and an LSL handlebar conversion.

And yes, the stock K1300S...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-28-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,099
Posted By superkram
Congrats! The black is sweet! Be sure to check...

Congrats! The black is sweet! Be sure to check out the K1300s and K1200S forum sections at www.i-bmw.com for technical info, etc. I'm Superkram over there as well.

Be sure to play around with...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-28-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,214
Posted By superkram
The grip muffs might be a good idea for the...

The grip muffs might be a good idea for the future. Oxford heated grips are definitely warmer/stronger than BMW's OEM 2-setting heated grips on my R1150GS and an R1100RS I also had. My most recent...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-28-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,214
Posted By superkram
Sure! Anytime, really. The way west was really...

Sure! Anytime, really. The way west was really nice, I just happened to encounter colder than normal weather (for that region) on the eastbound leg. I've also ridden that FJR another trip in TX in...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-26-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By superkram
Awesome, and good luck. I-bmw.com is the best...

Awesome, and good luck. I-bmw.com is the best one-stop info source I know for the K1200xx & K1300xx engine bikes.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-26-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,099
Posted By superkram
OP, You sound like you're in the exact...

OP,

You sound like you're in the exact same situation as me back in 2011 when I also had a DL650 and wanted a faster highway bike that also returned decent MPGs:
...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-26-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,214
Posted By superkram
FL to CA & back in 17 days

Yup! Did this over 2012-13 holiday break on the 2006 FJR I had then. Mostly slabbed it along I-10 due to time constraints, as I wanted to be present for various holiday events with as little vacation...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-26-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By superkram
K1300S owner here, LOVE mine!

No worries in the highway department. I bought my K13S for this reason too.

Here in Florida I wanted a fast highway bike for dry-weather commuting plus sustained weekend trips from Orlando to...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-26-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By superkram
Mine's a 2009 also, and doesn't have this issue....

Mine's a 2009 also, and doesn't have this issue. However, I'm the third owner and both previous owners were multi-bike enthusiasts used the their local Motorrad dealer for service.

Can you...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-25-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 18,579
Posted By superkram
Don't ride til you drop....

2006 FJR
735 miles
24 hours (12-13 hours actual riding, 11-12 sleep/food)
Sarasota, FL to Silver Point, TN.

Bought bike from original owner in Sarasota, registered it and immediately took off...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-17-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 140
Posted By superkram
BMW oilhead GS service in CoSpgs?

Hi all,

Looking for BMW service recommendations or inmates willing to wrench on my '01 R1150GS near Colorado Springs....especially someone who can pick up for service from my non-rider friend's...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-12-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,338
Posted By superkram
Bunch of police booster stickers from Florida. A...

Bunch of police booster stickers from Florida. A reflective dolphin. "Put a bird on it" homage to Portlandia after riding through there. On the other side? Organic farming stickers. Browning &...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-12-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,491
Posted By superkram
You mean like this? :D I fell over a millisecond...

You mean like this? :D I fell over a millisecond or less after this pic in Baja.

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/SuperKram1/Baja/IMG_1142.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,742
Posted By superkram
Glad you got it resurrected! Feels so good...

Glad you got it resurrected! Feels so good knowing it's alive. I hated giving it up after the sight glass popped out, it was running perfect before that happened.

Yup, PO did most of the wiring...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,783
Posted By superkram
Did pulling the CCP to neutralize the O2 sensor...

Did pulling the CCP to neutralize the O2 sensor have any impact on fuel economy?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,742
Posted By superkram
Congrats, Jim! Eager to see pics of the old...

Congrats, Jim! Eager to see pics of the old girl. I miss that R1100RS. Did you change anything besides the motor?

I still have the Corbin I took off the RS if you want to make an offer.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,742
Posted By superkram
Not yet. Flying to New Orleans after work...

Not yet. Flying to New Orleans after work Thursday to pick it up Friday in Baton Rouge, then slab it back Sat/Sun on I-10 & I-75.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,742
Posted By superkram
Previous owner here - rooting for Jim!

Yes, that's me, the PO who didn't notice the sight glass pop-out. It was a dark, windy, semi-rainy night after work with traffic on I-4. My commute home is 12 miles, 10 of which are on I-4; I...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-14-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,058
Posted By superkram
Good question, I'm curious too. Jim Von Baden?

Good question, I'm curious too. Jim Von Baden?
Forum: Road Warriors 03-11-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,058
Posted By superkram
And THAT is the lesson I'm taking from this...

And THAT is the lesson I'm taking from this experience. Already doing that for the 18K-mile R1150R engine I bought on eBay for my GS in AZ.

Everyone else, just change your oilhead sight glass. ...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-10-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,058
Posted By superkram
Oh, mm... 110mph blowout 5 minutes after we...

Oh, mm... 110mph blowout 5 minutes after we patched the rear from a previous blowout. Nobody ever said we possessed much common sense. :D
...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-09-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,058
Posted By superkram
There's a reason I originally posted this in the...

There's a reason I originally posted this in the oilhead section of the forum. No need to jump on me. :D

Everything was just dandy on both bikes with multiple 1K+ trips on each bike until they...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-09-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,058
Posted By superkram
You got a better idea? Talk with Tom High at...

You got a better idea? Talk with Tom High at www.rennsportmotorrad.com (http://www.rennsportmotorrad.com)

What's done is done; the engine is toast.
Forum: Road Warriors 03-09-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,058
Posted By superkram
Yup, ran dry. My indy put my spare oil sight...

Yup, ran dry. My indy put my spare oil sight glass on, filled it up with oil, and tried to start it. Said it was the worst he ever heard. He knows me; if there was a chance of saving this engine,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By superkram
What they said. My 1994 R1100RS came with the...

What they said. My 1994 R1100RS came with the M94 gearbox, which was fine until 118K miles, or 191,000 km. The cost to rebuild my existing M94 gearbox to M97 specs was about $1,200 USD at a local...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-09-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,058
Posted By superkram
Fix or sell? 1994 R1100RS oil sight glass popout, engine DOA

Hello all,

Last month while commuting home from work, the oil sight glass popped out from my R1100RS and the engine ran dry. (see pictures)

After much swearing, screaming, (and maybe a...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-04-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,935
Posted By superkram
My sentiments exactly. I *LOVE* the looks, size,...

My sentiments exactly. I *LOVE* the looks, size, and sound of the 6th-gen VFR800 but disappointed with the fuel economy for its size and power output. To be fair, I'm 6'0 and 275 lbs with gear,...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-03-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,935
Posted By superkram
I think I'm gonna sell the R1100RS and CB350 for...

I think I'm gonna sell the R1100RS and CB350 for a down payment toward finding a nice used K1300S.

For a year now, I've been moving an R1150GS around the western US for fly/ride trips, and...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-14-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,937
Posted By superkram
This. And under 50K miles? C'mon. Even if...

This. And under 50K miles? C'mon. Even if something fails, you can part it out easily. It'll give you experience toward other future BMWs.

For what it's worth, my two oilhead BMWs have over 120K...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-04-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,262
Posted By superkram
Good luck! I would have jumped all over that...

Good luck! I would have jumped all over that R1100S at that price when I was shopping a few weeks ago. Was looking at several with higher miles for $4-5.5K, not all had sidecases. Personally, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By superkram
Thanks to James & JVB. JVB's word is more than...

Thanks to James & JVB. JVB's word is more than good enough! I've been very grateful reading his many other technical posts.

James - neat about Donald Sutherland! What was it like buying from...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By superkram
Small world! Sent PM. Would still like...

Small world! Sent PM.

Would still like clarification about seat fitment compatibility across oilhead models on record here for myself and other ADVriders to benefit from. For uh, posterity!
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By superkram
R1100RS: seat compatibility with other oilheads?

Calling all oilhead compatibility gurus for help:

In search of a used Corbin or Sargent for my '94 R1100RS, but not many seem to come up for sale. So before I post a WTB in the Gear section of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-28-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By superkram
I think we've got all the bikes we need for now....

I think we've got all the bikes we need for now. Thanks everyone for your help!!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-22-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By superkram
Perfect! Alex, I'll be in touch.

Perfect! Alex, I'll be in touch.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-22-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By superkram
Thanks! Will check them out... A couple weeks ago...

Thanks! Will check them out... A couple weeks ago one of our 3 guys renting told me he was in the market for a used F650GS.

Any ADVrider discounts?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-21-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By superkram
Any Seattle MC rentals for June 6-8?

Hi everyone!

I have a group ride planned for 6 friends during the weekend of June 6-8. Three of us need to rent bikes, all 3 guys are experienced riders... two have valid WA motorcycle...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,867
Posted By superkram
Thanks - you just solved a dilemma for me. ...

Thanks - you just solved a dilemma for me. That'll work perfect for me.
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