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Forum: Face plant 08-28-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,751
Posted By Skred
Get some training ...

Really, get some training so you know how to perform first aid.

If you have time, get certified as an Emergency Medical Responder. If I could, I would require Emergency Medical Responder...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 331,907
Posted By Skred
Panty hose and ...

Panty hose and a rubber bands.

Cut a generous section of panty hose. Place over intake. Secure with rubber bands. You might use 2 layers of panty hose, but this was overkill for me.

The...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 331,907
Posted By Skred
"amber LED wedge bulbs" Is there a specific...

"amber LED wedge bulbs"

Is there a specific type of connector or bulb type, such as BNC or screw in, that I am looking for?
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 331,907
Posted By Skred
Replacement Lights

The headlights on my'06 RT are burned out. The high beam is still good.

I would like some recommendations on replacement bulbs including LED replacements. I would also like recommendations on...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,197
Posted By Skred
" they're not meant for bad roads either."

... but they handle them quite well. Lots of riders travel to Point Barrow on BMW's or Road Kings. Other bikes don't seem to like the Alaskan highways.

I have ridden down dirt roads and through...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 331,907
Posted By Skred
... are they building them right now?

You bet your ass they are. The R12-series is one of BMW Motorrads flagships. They aren't about to lose that cash cow.

The R1200 is pretty reliable. I have put 500 miles a day on mine with no...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 331,907
Posted By Skred
Fuel Pump Leak

So, my '06 R1200RT has a cracked fuel pump. You know, that little nubbin where the quick disconnect goes.

What is the recommended fix? How much is this gonna cost me besides turning me into a...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,346
Posted By Skred
There is a community college close to where I...

There is a community college close to where I live. I spoke with the instructor and I take the lab class. For $105 for the class and a $40 lab fee I get access to a pretty extensive, if basic,...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,346
Posted By Skred
The Grainger catalog has a lot of neat stuff,...

The Grainger catalog has a lot of neat stuff, including perforated aluminum plate. www.grainger.com (http://www.grainger.com)

You can use this plate for the part where you want to increase...
Forum: The Garage 05-16-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,346
Posted By Skred
You do have mad skilz...

KG6BWS,

If you can weld steel you can weld aluminum. Aluminum doesn't change color like steel so you have to watch for the surface to change texture. Practice first. Aluminum will run like...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,485
Posted By Skred
505 miles from Twentynine Palms CA to Pleasanton...

505 miles from Twentynine Palms CA to Pleasanton CA and return two days later.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,379
Posted By Skred
There is a long running thread on this issue at...

There is a long running thread on this issue at BMW Sport Touring.

http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=731161#Post731161

This came to my attention last...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,724
Posted By Skred
Ballistic eye protection

Get some quality ballistic rated eye protection. Your eyes are worth it.

Oakley makes an ANSI rated line with straight temples that slide under a helmet. I wear mine whenever I ride. When it's...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-11-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7,239
Views: 2,437,904
Posted By Skred
OK, quit teasing - where is this road?

OK, quit teasing - where is this road?
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 331,907
Posted By Skred
Check your switches

Firenailer,

Check that all your switches are turned off, including the key and master switch. Then disconnect the battery for one minute to dump any memory the computers might have. Reconnect...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 27,191
Posted By Skred
Wearing a helmet and other protective gear is...

Wearing a helmet and other protective gear is doctrine and a matter of policy,e.g., a legally enforceable order. That being said, no one I know would go outside the FOB or any other base without,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,546
Posted By Skred
I cleaned and plucked a chicken a 60mph. Never...

I cleaned and plucked a chicken a 60mph. Never saw it. My buddy said the chicken charged out of the ditch suicided on my Honda. Poof!! :eek1
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-13-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4,777
Views: 402,829
Posted By Skred
Cool Suits

Mark1305,

I have a Veskimo ( www (DOT) veskimo.com ) that works pretty good.

Cool suits are sold by several racing supply companies and the military is working on systems that Soldiers can...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,188
Posted By Skred
Hard Re-set

Try a hard re-set of the computer.

Reset all systems using onboard prompts, then disconnect the battery for 2 minutes to dump any remaining memory.

This worky for my R1200RT. For some reason...
Forum: Face plant 08-03-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,258
Posted By Skred
Visualization

Visualization helps me remember complicated tasks and multi-tasking. Riding is a multi-tasking exercise for me. Not ride, text, use the celly. More like, clutch, throttle, brake, speed differential...
Forum: Americas 08-03-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By Skred
" I am planning my first long mc trip and would...

" I am planning my first long mc trip and would appreciate feedback and ideas on the route I plan on taking. The general idea is to take 2 weeks off (doing some online work in between) and ride from...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 331,907
Posted By Skred
Good move, Skitch

Skitch,

Glad you like your RT. I got mine when I retired from the Army. Be careful riding. There are times when more Soldiers are being killed in motorcycle accidents than in combat.

In...
Forum: Face plant 07-30-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,424
Posted By Skred
That's not damage, it's character!! :wink: A...

That's not damage, it's character!! :wink: A little resin and buff it out, it'll be just like new.

I like the new oil cooler look. Might do that to my bike.

Glad you survived to ride again.
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,176
Posted By Skred
RSL, Look for block ice. I have had some...

RSL,

Look for block ice. I have had some luck finding it at groceries and some gas stations. The 7 pound block works a lot longer than the ice for your drink. You can also freeze a block at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 16,273
Posted By Skred
If I rode sportbike, I would one of those riders...

If I rode sportbike, I would one of those riders that is an example of what NOT to do. The R1200RT is big enough and heavy enough that I have to think rather than react to what's happening on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,659
Posted By Skred
" ...where do you get 8 lbs of ice every hour or...

" ...where do you get 8 lbs of ice every hour or less?"

I get my ice at rest or fuel stops. Block ice works better than ice cubes. Most groceries have block ice. Less so at interstate gas...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 16,273
Posted By Skred
I've ridden a few bikes. My R1200RT is the first...

I've ridden a few bikes. My R1200RT is the first one I would take to work. Smooth, quiet, no vices, fast as shit when you whack the throttle, incredible range. Mine has been pretty reliable. ...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,342
Posted By Skred
See a professional ...

Bobonli,

See a hearing aid specialist for the earpiece. Explain what you need and why. They will make a mold for you and get your earpiece back to you in a few days. Take your Bluetooth device...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,659
Posted By Skred
Veskimo

I'll second Cowboy's Veskimo recommendation (www.veskimo.com (http://www.veskimo.com)). I got one last year when I was working in the Morongo Basin - 115*F was normal and I was ATTGAT. I stopped...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,989
Posted By Skred
Wire barriers are killers

"...the thousands of miles of cable barriers that have gone up on divided highways over the past few years. Okie Preacher"

I remember these from the 1960 & 70's before they were replaced with...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,274
Posted By Skred
BMW R1200 RT. Powerful, good fuel economy,...

BMW R1200 RT.

Powerful, good fuel economy, good weather protection, reliable, good looking.

Used ones are available for a good price.

Unless you have an iron ass, you'll want an aftermarket...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-06-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 926
Posted By Skred
Talking Strip Map

K.C.,

You want to make a "strip map". About 20 miles on either side of your route should be sufficient.

Choose your route.

Find the maps that cover that route. There are lots of online...
Forum: Americas 11-07-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,325
Posted By Skred
Head south on US Highway 29 to Atlanta. Find US...

Head south on US Highway 29 to Atlanta. Find US 41 and go as far south as you can, then turn right.

Pick up US 66 in New Mexico.

300 miles a day is plenty.

As long as you are moving, the...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By Skred
What's the application? Survival, camping,...

What's the application? Survival, camping, motorcycling?

The alcohol stove in the photo is the small yellow thing in the middle. The rest of it is the cookset. Kinda heavy to pack but if you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By Skred
Take the course

I started, riding, legally in 1976. I finally took the MSF course in 2006. It made me wonder how I survived.

Almost all training is good. Professionals practice the basic until they can't do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,858
Posted By Skred
Steve, I ride an R1200RT in the Mojave,...

Steve,

I ride an R1200RT in the Mojave, usually on the street but some of my neighbors are off the beaten path. Unimproved dirt roads and some sand I get to ride in sand more than I want.:huh
...
Forum: Americas 05-01-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By Skred
Thumb Hold on!!

I rode from Twentynine Palms to Bakersfield a coupla weeks ago. CA Hwy 237 to Barstow, then CA 58 through Tehachapi. There was strong wind with a storm front. I was also going through the Mojave...
Forum: The Garage 11-02-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By Skred
Road test results

Tank 1 - 45.3 mpg
Tank 2 - 44.8 mpg

Computer says 44.9.

Guess I should zero the trip computer, too :lol3
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2009, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,725
Posted By Skred
Morroco !!

Jalapeno peppers. One at each meal and it will help kill the bugs that want to give you diarhea. Worked for me for a year in Afganistan. Watching a local eat one is great fun!!

A sink stopper....
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2009, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,725
Posted By Skred
Morroco !!

Jalapeno peppers. One at each meal and it will help kill the bugs that want to give you diarhea. Worked for me for a year in Afganistan. Watching a local eat one is great fun!!

A sink stopper....
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