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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 08:33 PM
Replies: 30,833
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Posted By ragtoplvr
The rabbit did not have anti-shit fur. The...

The rabbit did not have anti-shit fur. The rabbit did not have a problem with shit on his fur. Good thing, as when the bear was finished the rabbit would have shit on his fur.

Rod
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,408
Posted By ragtoplvr
My tranny shifts much better with light oil,...

My tranny shifts much better with light oil, 80W90 and yes, it makes more noise, which does not bother me. The final drive may fail with heavy oil. I do not know if this is true or not, but many...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 30,833
Views: 7,424,321
Posted By ragtoplvr
Ape Hangers.

Ape Hangers.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,283
Posted By ragtoplvr
They appear to be throwing parts at a problem...

They appear to be throwing parts at a problem rather than trying to diagnose it. You use a clamp on amp meter to check for key off current, and fix the part that is drawing down the battery.

Rod
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 30,833
Views: 7,424,321
Posted By ragtoplvr
No clammy armpits. It's in the pirate rules. ...

No clammy armpits. It's in the pirate rules.


Rod
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3,330
Views: 326,753
Posted By ragtoplvr
Polaris, Victory, Indian.

Polaris, Victory, Indian.
Forum: Face plant 06-25-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,367
Posted By ragtoplvr
Thanks, learn something new every day. Main...

Thanks, learn something new every day.

Main thing is make sure if I am able the officers report is correct, even if he does not ticket.

Rod
Forum: Face plant 06-25-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,367
Posted By ragtoplvr
Well, all I know is I got hosed, and I have been...

Well, all I know is I got hosed, and I have been blaming the officer all this time.

Rod
Forum: Face plant 06-25-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,367
Posted By ragtoplvr
when a cop decides not award a ticket to the...

when a cop decides not award a ticket to the asshat, have any of you had any luck contesting that.

Years ago, in a car, I had that occur. Other driver admitted fault. No ticket, and when I...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,722
Posted By ragtoplvr
I have Shinkos worn edge to edge. I like them . ...

I have Shinkos worn edge to edge. I like them . Only about 7K life on the beemer, but then original pilot roads were only 6K. Only used shinko since. On my 6th set.

Rod
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,849
Posted By ragtoplvr
So how many noticed the head of that screw is...

So how many noticed the head of that screw is drawn incorrectly.


Rod
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,399
Posted By ragtoplvr
for sack mix, the best advice is add more cement....

for sack mix, the best advice is add more cement. About 5/7 lbs more cement per 60 LB bag. Use the minimum amount of water possible that will let it work. Most mix cement too wet, this will reduce...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,869
Posted By ragtoplvr
Usually catastrophic damage occurs when someone...

Usually catastrophic damage occurs when someone gets the polarity wrong.

It is pretty hard to get more than 100 amps out of jumper cables, the connection is just too small. You do boost the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,869
Posted By ragtoplvr
I would expect that any experienced MFG would...

I would expect that any experienced MFG would jump start the prototypes,, use the prototypes to jump start other bikes, and other things like turn off the ignition while cruising down the highway,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8,465
Views: 1,708,981
Posted By ragtoplvr
The headstrong son of a friend of mine is...

The headstrong son of a friend of mine is learning about that. The second time his CO said something about how he enjoys a slow learner just not too slow. Of course, he had a much more colorful way...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,841
Posted By ragtoplvr
Florida lemon law does not cover motorcycles. ...

Florida lemon law does not cover motorcycles. Something I am sure BMW is well aware of.

State attorney general may be of some free help. BBB also.

Otherwise you can retain a lawyer, or try...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By ragtoplvr
All I can say is with my sample size of 1, my...

All I can say is with my sample size of 1, my pinion seal weep was 10 times more using Mobil 70W90. I know a few others that will agree. Others disagree. It works for me. Now I use Phillips 66...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By ragtoplvr
+100, use the other stuff at your risk.

+100, use the other stuff at your risk.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By ragtoplvr
CALM FOLKS TAKE A DEEP BREATH 1. Leaking...

CALM FOLKS TAKE A DEEP BREATH

1. Leaking transmission is much more rare than leaking final drive.

2. It is common for the final drive PINON seal to weap a bit, it is a bitch to change, and...
Forum: Face plant 06-18-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,767
Posted By ragtoplvr
You also need front forks and possibly more like...

You also need front forks and possibly more like wheel, A arm. After that kind of impact, check everything for straight.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,054
Posted By ragtoplvr
Many many years ago I had never had sex before,...

Many many years ago I had never had sex before, but I am glad I did. Talk about costing money, wow...........in so many ways..... Still, just do it. Besides, it may not be the transmission.

Rod
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 909
Posted By ragtoplvr
+1 on euromotoelectrics. Mine is working fine. ...

+1 on euromotoelectrics. Mine is working fine. Ask me again in 10 years and I will tell you if the replacement is as good as OE.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,587
Posted By ragtoplvr
I buy a BMW I expect that I will be riding it...

I buy a BMW I expect that I will be riding it more than 12 years. My 02 I expect to get another 8 years, when I retire I will buy another just to have one to ride while the other has maintenance. ...
Forum: Face plant 06-08-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 40,424
Posted By ragtoplvr
You have empathy, you have emotions, you are...

You have empathy, you have emotions, you are human, this is all good. It makes you more of a man, not less of one. The bad side is when something like this happens. Still, no rational person...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,161
Posted By ragtoplvr
This is not a 50K Porsche engine. It is more...

This is not a 50K Porsche engine. It is more like a lawnmower engine. Use a tap to chase buggered threads. Replace parts. Ride.

Rod
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,637
Posted By ragtoplvr
On chip and seal roads the tar melts and the rock...

On chip and seal roads the tar melts and the rock chips migrate to leave pools of pure asphalt. This used to be more common when asphalt was cheap, now they do not use as much asphalt. It does...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By ragtoplvr
No more 4th gear wheelies, and long smokey...

No more 4th gear wheelies, and long smokey burnouts for you. No more 1000 miles between tanks either.

Rod
Forum: The Garage 06-03-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,453
Posted By ragtoplvr
I have found using farm implement enamel holds up...

I have found using farm implement enamel holds up far better and the stuff is pretty cheap.

Rod
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,637
Posted By ragtoplvr
Play with snakes you are going to get bit. ...

Play with snakes you are going to get bit.

They are slick. Mostly they can be ignored, but high coverage is an issue, especially in the rain.

Not gone down, do not play with them either
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,161
Posted By ragtoplvr
The bottom of the sump has lots of stiffing ribs,...

The bottom of the sump has lots of stiffing ribs, the nut is not going anywhere very easy. At any time, there may be several hundred bikes with the nut lost in the bowels of the beast. I have yet...
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 730
Posted By ragtoplvr
sounds like time to check valve clearance, and...

sounds like time to check valve clearance, and then balance the carbs or throttle bodies. Everyone has a closed crankcase now. Oil vapor gets routed thru the carbs or throttle bodies and coats...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By ragtoplvr
some carb cleanr will remove the silver paint.

some carb cleanr will remove the silver paint.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By ragtoplvr
Things like this are normally due to an out of...

Things like this are normally due to an out of round condition on the slip ring of the alternator, causing arcing at high rpm. When you had the alt <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,273
Posted By ragtoplvr
Try this works great on car cladding ...

Try this

works great on car cladding

http://armordillots1.com/

The TS1

Rod
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By ragtoplvr
You will see a code C2 oe C3, C3 is more common. ...

You will see a code C2 oe C3, C3 is more common. Get same code.

You should also try to get EMQ electric motor quality. Often better.

Last, I would avoid china mfg. They can make good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 30,833
Views: 7,424,321
Posted By ragtoplvr
I watched a guy do that. 1. stop with good leg...

I watched a guy do that.
1. stop with good leg supporting bike.
2. retrieve crutch, crutch under shoulder, lean bike otherway.
3. kickstand down. '

took him less time than you took reading...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By ragtoplvr
The easy way is to drill 3 3/8b holes in the end...

The easy way is to drill 3 3/8b holes in the end of the muffler, and then enlarge them to get the sound you want. On the 1150R I think you have a smaller pipe between the under transmission...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,206
Posted By ragtoplvr
There IS a difference in premix. If you are...

There IS a difference in premix. If you are water cooled you can think of running a outboard oil, but remember that outboards thermostat set at about 140 and oil that is blended for that temp may...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,307
Posted By ragtoplvr
Add Armadillos they jump when surprised. I...

Add Armadillos they jump when surprised. I really was too surprised to say exactly how high, But it seemeed like it was eye level. I am sure it was at least 2 feet.

Rod
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By ragtoplvr
http://www.nationaltoolwarehouse.com/AirLift-II-Co...

http://www.nationaltoolwarehouse.com/AirLift-II-Cooling-System-Tool-P54899.aspx?gclid=CKa2z4-gqb4CFU8Q7AodlCwAvw

$75 plus shipping. Works on your car too. Needs an air compressor.

Then you...
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