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Forum: Hacks 03-17-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,780
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
There we go, thanks. That will get them clean,...

There we go, thanks. That will get them clean, which is the goal.
Forum: Hacks 03-14-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,780
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I like simichrome but its a spot polish. Now I...

I like simichrome but its a spot polish. Now I know they're stainless I'm just going to steel wool it

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Forum: Hacks 03-14-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,780
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
My Ural looks very nice. The new one leaks not a...

My Ural looks very nice. The new one leaks not a drop of anything and I wash off mud with a hose and s100 and a leaf blower.

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Forum: Hacks 03-14-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,780
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Sorry, no more, its a 2012. I havent changed my...

Sorry, no more, its a 2012. I havent changed my profile
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/14/aryme9uj.jpg
Forum: Hacks 03-14-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,780
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I like the look of stainless exhaust. Im not...

I like the look of stainless exhaust. Im not looking for shine, Ive ridden beemers my whole life :-). But I need to clean them thoroughly or they 'll rust.
Forum: Hacks 03-13-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,780
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Actually guys I've punished the bike all winter. ...

Actually guys I've punished the bike all winter. So I ride it for intended purpose. Doesn't mean I'm not going to clean it up every spring. I think I'll break out the stainless wheel cleaner and...
Forum: Hacks 03-06-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,780
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
OK, now for the stupidest ural question ever

1. First the good news. My new ural runs great. It always seems to vent a bit of final drive fluid... But whatcha gonna do. Its held up good through the Ohio winter. The sidecar is getting a...
Forum: Hacks 01-18-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,904
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Yes, bundled in ski gear, a heated jacket and...

Yes, bundled in ski gear, a heated jacket and over jacket and scarf!
Forum: Hacks 01-17-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,904
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Cuz now i ride non...

Cuz now i ride non stophttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/18/ebenudyj.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-17-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 797,431
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/18/ynybamum.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/18/ynybamum.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/18/uberu2a3.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/18/uqyvegeh.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 15,416
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I do my own maintenance. i can tell you from...

I do my own maintenance. i can tell you from experience, that working on all my GSes has been easier than the work on my hondas, Suzukis, triumphs, KTMs, Yamahas, kawasakis, harley Davidsons.... I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 15,416
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Now, dont be mean. I live in cleveland, and ride...

Now, dont be mean. I live in cleveland, and ride year round... i only have time for about 10000 miles a year... On the GS, about 2000 miles a year on the Ural.

Funny, but my unreliable, non...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 15,416
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Exactly my point. I think its a strong bike. ...

Exactly my point. I think its a strong bike. 15 years, 125,000 miles, it will be all duct tape and faded plastic.

Now, its probably not important, the typical rider (you seem to take offense,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 15,416
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I like them all. Honda makes very reliable and...

I like them all. Honda makes very reliable and very boring motorcycles. I love the FJR, if i wasnt 6'2", i might ride one... OK, they're boring too. I love the vstrom. if i want a cheaply built...
Forum: Hacks 10-14-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,904
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
This weekend was a 200 mile odyssey to a friends...

This weekend was a 200 mile odyssey to a friends firehouse for dinner. Madeline was rewarded by being able to try on full lockout.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/14/ynu8asas.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 10-09-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,904
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/09/5ynysynu.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/09/5ynysynu.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/09/hy5u8yvu.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/09/aryrunyb.jpg

even a pic of ole 98, in a better place now, with...
Forum: Hacks 10-06-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,904
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Reasons why you should buy a Ural

So, I have my first 500 miles out of the way with the new ural. Here are my observations.

There is nothing wrong with the front end. With the sachs shocks it is a good thing

The motor is......
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 98,833
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Almost 50 k on my 2008. No issues.

Almost 50 k on my 2008. No issues.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,314
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
No. But i still love mine :-). As a...

No.

But i still love mine :-). As a financial investment, it sucks. As a bike, it is perfection.
Forum: Hacks 09-20-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I got tired of wrenching on my 98 tourist. It is...

I got tired of wrenching on my 98 tourist. It is up for grabs (seperate thread:norton)
Forum: Hacks 09-20-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
WooHoo. A brand new patrol

Ive paid my dues with two wrench and go rigs... Here's my daughter with our brand spankin new patrol
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/21/8yzy3eny.jpg
Forum: Hacks 07-24-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,291
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Actually, we'll be on there, I hate the fairing...

Actually, we'll be on there, I hate the fairing and will want a proper head light and turn signal and want to be made whole on shipping... that's it! So if it works out I will let you know.
Forum: Hacks 07-22-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,291
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I appreciate all the input. I think a little...

I appreciate all the input. I think a little spec for a new valve job I appropriate. I hate the fairing, but love the bike, its gorgeous, at least in photos.

I certainly don't care about off...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,267
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Reading this, Im glad I do my own maintenance,...

Reading this, Im glad I do my own maintenance, for the most part.

I just want to give a shout to two dealers who are way cool, and you should use them.... It sounds like many of you could ride to...
Forum: Hacks 07-22-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,291
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I need some help with buying a rig

I am looking at purchasing a rig and getting rid of my Ural.

http://toledo.craigslist.org/mcy/3921949240.html

1. No mods, don't move this Im not posting a great deal on Craigslist, nor is...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,942
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
That's exactly it, anyone who complains about the...

That's exactly it, anyone who complains about the suspension on the GS had better start by specing out the tractor engine that came with it :rofl

The just ridiculously bad seat :rofl

Alloy...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,942
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Yup, some of us might not be able to go on...

Yup, some of us might not be able to go on eloquently about how much they know about motorcycle suspensions. I spent my time learning how to ride the motorcycle under me. So, I spent a bunch of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,904
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I have been through a set of trail attacks (the...

I have been through a set of trail attacks (the best wearing tire I ever had) Anakees, Tourance EXPs and Tourances.

The trail attacks did not inspire confidence. I cannot say they were bad...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,565
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Well, I work out to about $300 an hour and it...

Well, I work out to about $300 an hour and it took me about 20 minutes to order my tools and I tossed them in the bottom of a 40 liter pannier. No worries and about a hundred bucks saved. And I...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,565
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Its a good looking toolkit but a call to...

Its a good looking toolkit but a call to beemerboneyard and a trip to sears will save you about 100 bucks.

I put together a nice kit with all reverse torx, tork, hex and sockets I need, along...
Forum: Hacks 09-24-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 329,268
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
It was raining yesterday. I went into the garage...

It was raining yesterday. I went into the garage and tore the front wheel off my ural. I put my "fresh" wheel on the front, cleaned checked and serviced the brakes. All for the cost of a new tire...
Forum: Hacks 09-20-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 329,268
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
This thread is still alive? It makes me want to...

This thread is still alive? It makes me want to buy a Gobi Gear Up...
Forum: Hacks 08-27-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,921
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I would try nexttime. I got my duro tires from...

I would try nexttime. I got my duro tires from Heindl Engineering. Very reasonable price but if Gene sells them I bet theyre at a good price point.
Forum: Hacks 08-26-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,921
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Gene Holopaw at Holopaw corvette! A wonderful...

Gene Holopaw at Holopaw corvette! A wonderful guy who does business the old fashioned way and gets me what I need at great prices.
Forum: Hacks 08-26-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6,047
Views: 2,167,465
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I've had mine just over a year, I've rebuilt my...

I've had mine just over a year, I've rebuilt my first engine and cleaned it up... had to post a pic

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc299/brownw3/pictureimport912027.jpg
Forum: Hacks 08-23-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,921
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I have a 1998 tourist 650. Cross country trip......

I have a 1998 tourist 650. Cross country trip... OK, carry a set of pistons and rings, gaskets, plugs.... And do not exceed 50 mph.
...
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,167
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
And it just so happens he can do this service for...

And it just so happens he can do this service for you.

Really, I've had three airheads, three 1975s. The engines will be running when the last 2012 motorcycle is dead and buried. If it...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-10-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I have the most popular, the Sargent. We could...

I have the most popular, the Sargent. We could meet up and you could sit on it.
Forum: Hacks 07-19-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,132
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Oh no, heres the right piston. ...

Oh no, heres the right piston.

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc299/brownw3/photobucket-23941-1342754545638.jpg


Its costin me very little to fix thanks o Gene Holopaw and the guys over...
Forum: Hacks 07-16-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,137
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Them Triumphs are sucky. All cept the Steve...

Them Triumphs are sucky.

All cept the Steve McQueen bike. I swear its not the Steve McQueen fetish I have. The seat and paint and that exhaust are the bomb.

But if I took it to southeast asia...
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