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Forum: Beasts 03-16-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26,123
Views: 4,983,138
Posted By tmh
If you haven't gotten the requested image yet,...

If you haven't gotten the requested image yet, here is the letter I got last week. I just bought the bike about 3 weeks ago (a leftover 2012), and when I was in the dealership getting the break-in...
Forum: Beasts 02-20-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 26,123
Views: 4,983,138
Posted By tmh
2012 Just under $10.5k.

2012 Just under $10.5k.
Forum: Beasts 02-20-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26,123
Views: 4,983,138
Posted By tmh
Well, I've been gone from the ADV world for a...

Well, I've been gone from the ADV world for a while, having moved, left the motorcycle shop where I last worked, and having only had my Goldwing and my Vespa left!

But that all came to an end...
Forum: Vendors 10-26-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,211
Posted By tmh
Well, I figured that I might chime in on this one...

Well, I figured that I might chime in on this one since it is my job which is up for grabs.

My wife and I recently decided that we wanted to move to a retirement home: No, not that kind of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-11-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By tmh
Pretty amazing that there seem to be 2 sub-1,000...

Pretty amazing that there seem to be 2 sub-1,000 mile '02 bumblebee Adventures around. The eBay one has different bags, and actually has fewer miles than the one in San Jose.

Here is the link to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-11-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By tmh
Awesome, now we ALL know what you can't afford!

Awesome, now we ALL know what you can't afford!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-11-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By tmh
2002 1150GS-ADV with less than 1000 miles, San Jose

San Jose BMW is selling a used 2002 GS-Adventure (Bumblebee) with something like <b>970</b> total miles on the odometer, and they are asking $10.9k. The bike is on their site, and I saw it yesterday...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,912
Views: 626,500
Posted By tmh
Talking I'm In!

Well, after lusting after the MM for a few years, I finally got the opportunity to test ride one. And that was all it took (along with the recent semi-unintentional, but ultimately fortuitous sale...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By tmh
Going back to basic Physics classes, Vmax was the...

Going back to basic Physics classes, Vmax was the term for maximum velocity. Hence 100 mph maximum (recommended) velocity (speed) with mud/snow rated tires. Just like they specify a Vmax of 80 mph...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-06-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,545
Posted By tmh
I think that you have gotten some great advice...

I think that you have gotten some great advice here about not taking the first offer, but... don't push too hard for a significantly higher price. The insurance companies typically use the NADA book...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-19-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,848
Posted By tmh
When I still had the Durango (class V hitch, and...

When I still had the Durango (class V hitch, and Joe Hauler rated for 800#):
http://tmh.smugmug.com/photos/121924247_TDVwB-L.jpg
Later added airbags in the rear coil springs to get rid of that...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-15-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 25,841
Posted By tmh
Awesome! I had just given my cheap-but-new...

Awesome! I had just given my cheap-but-new little TomTom to my little sister, as she had never had a portable GPS before. With your tip I can replace it with a waterproof one, which even has...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-01-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,255
Posted By tmh
You might want to check with your local dealer. ...

You might want to check with your local dealer. My 2005.5 was doing the same thing, and progressively got worse - to the point that it "clanked" nearly every time that the magic button was pushed. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-14-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By tmh
Beautiful cat! What is it about cats and KTM's. ...

Beautiful cat! What is it about cats and KTM's. P.K. ("Psycho Kitty") loved the KTM:
http://tmh.smugmug.com/photos/119031278_Ry6d8-L.jpg

But then some love bikes in general:
Bob loves...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-09-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By tmh
Thanks! I'll try. No trips planned at the...

Thanks!

I'll try. No trips planned at the moment anyway.

Tom
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-09-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By tmh
Anyone had recent experience: Is KTM still...

Anyone had recent experience: Is KTM still good-willing this (or at least part of the fix)??? They were for a while, but it has now been a pretty long time...

Thanks,
Tom
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-01-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,579
Posted By tmh
Sun is a brand of rims - better than the...

Sun is a brand of rims - better than the cheese-soft rims the 950 Adventures came with. Woody is a wheel builder/expert. He talks about going tubless in this thread ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-01-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,579
Posted By tmh
I have been running Slime in my tube-type tires,...

I have been running Slime in my tube-type tires, but I don't think that I will in the future. Had 3+ flats running the stuff, and it just makes tube repair too difficult (although it does facilitate...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By tmh
I think that you'd be better off biting the...

I think that you'd be better off biting the bullet and taking a real class, like one offered from RawHyde Adventures (the official BMW Offroad Academy: http://www.bmwoffroadacademy.com/home.html ). ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,990
Posted By tmh
Now yer talkin'! <br> ...

Now yer talkin'!
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http://tmh.smugmug.com/photos/538863647_Ho2Ei-L.jpg
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They are very different bikes, especially when you throw the GS-'ADV' into the equation. The big Katoom definitely...
Forum: Vendors 11-26-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 614
Posted By tmh
25% Off Ohlins Shocks for BMWs - Holiday Special!!!

San Jose BMW is pleased to offer 25% off off the retail price of any Ohlins shock which is currently available for any BMW motorcycle. :clap Shocks will be sprung to your needs at no additional...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By tmh
It is hella big compared to a 990! There are a...

It is hella big compared to a 990! There are a whole lot of guys who ride much better than I do, and I'll leave it to them to take an R12ADV to the places where I'm very comfortable taking my...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By tmh
Pattern is definitely not 'pencil' or 'spot', but...

Pattern is definitely not 'pencil' or 'spot', but it is not too wide either. Maybe call it a medium-narrow flood? I have it aimed down pretty well to not blind the oncoming traffic, and I'd say...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By tmh
Cheap HID on a BRP

I had been posting on another thread, but didn't want to hijack that one, so I'm starting a new one.

I bought a couple of cheap 7" HID lights at Kragen late last year. With the year-end discounts...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,884
Posted By tmh
Big Red Pig :clap

Big Red Pig :clap
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,050
Posted By tmh
Just got back from a trip and read this thread. ...

Just got back from a trip and read this thread. Wow, I thought I was the only one who felt this way about the SD. All you gotta do is think about what you want to do, and by the time you start...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,884
Posted By tmh
Man, you guys and your expensive lights! I...

Man, you guys and your expensive lights! I tossed a $100 self-contained, 7" HID from Kragen onto my BRP, and it works great. Have it wired up to the low beam wiring, so I can switch to high beam...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,255
Posted By tmh
I previously had both the old model GT as well as...

I previously had both the old model GT as well as an 1150RT. The GT was one powerful and sexy bike - Especially in the dark blue color. Rode great on the highway, and was one of the earlier BMW...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-19-2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,210
Posted By tmh
You should be angry, both at the shop and at...

You should be angry, both at the shop and at yourself (but at the shop mostly). But you should not be pissed.

Being calm and angry may get you something. Being pissed would probably get you the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,625
Posted By tmh
Yeah, I've also generally had good luck with...

Yeah, I've also generally had good luck with them. But maybe I was lucky and everything was in stock???

I even had to call them once - I ordered a temp readout dipstick (the one the PO had put on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-17-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,394
Posted By tmh
I can only assume that some of the other ADV'ers...

I can only assume that some of the other ADV'ers appreciate this information. I know I do. So THANKS for taking the time and effort to do this, and post it up.:clap

Tom
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2008, 05:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,568
Posted By tmh
Are you really looking only at the "R"? There...

Are you really looking only at the "R"? There sure is a whole lot of street hooliganism available from the 'regular' model, and I absolutely can't wait to get it onto the track. The "R" is gonna be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-14-2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,650
Posted By tmh
I think that it kind of depends on how you ride,...

I think that it kind of depends on how you ride, or how you want to ride. High speed trails or open/Dez kind of riding you might want narrow beams aimed pretty far out so you have some idea of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-12-2008, 04:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,650
Posted By tmh
Lots of other references to the Trailtech...

Lots of other references to the Trailtech (trailtech.net) HID aux lights in the other threads. I like them too. PO had put them on my bike, along with the "straight bar" mounting system (sorry, I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,513
Posted By tmh
Have had an 1100, 1150 and now a 1200 RT. Didn't...

Have had an 1100, 1150 and now a 1200 RT. Didn't feel I needed to trade up from the 1150, but was offered a killer deal and I never looked back. Amazing difference in the weight of the bike (at...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,050
Posted By tmh
The KTM Super Duke is an INCREDIBLE bike. With...

The KTM Super Duke is an INCREDIBLE bike. With that said, however, the reason I got my used SD was that the original owner traded it in on a Duc HM.

If it truly is better than an SD, you might...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By tmh
Wow, 13/48 is stump-pulling time! Common wisdom...

Wow, 13/48 is stump-pulling time! Common wisdom (from what I've seen) is 15/48 for much better freeway/highway work (65 mph +), and 14/48 is biased to more off-road work with better torque. Mine...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,878
Posted By tmh
Well, I can't say that I have had much in the way...

Well, I can't say that I have had much in the way of "superbikes" in the past, but to me the Super Duke is simply incredible. Even if I had put street wheels/tires on my 950 SE, I don't believe that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-29-2008, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,003
Posted By tmh
Since this is up on KTM's public site, I don't...

Since this is up on KTM's public site, I don't believe that this infringes on any copyrights, and is therefore not against the rules of ADV Rider.

I learned elsewhere that for some reason, the KTM...
Forum: Racing 07-24-2008, 08:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,681
Posted By tmh
Wow, I didn't know that anyone still cared about...

Wow, I didn't know that anyone still cared about NASCAR????
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