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Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13,508
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Posted By beemerjim
Deerskin ropers at Tractor Supply $20. Make sure...

Deerskin ropers at Tractor Supply $20. Make sure you get the deerskin ones, not the cowhide. Deerskin is more durable and more comfortable.


JIm
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-30-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 20,491
Posted By beemerjim
Rich Thanks for having us along. Eric & I...

Rich
Thanks for having us along. Eric & I really enjoyed ourselves. Fantastic job hooking up all those roads.
It's always great to meet new ADV guys-Hope to see ya'll on the trail again.



The...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2,020
Views: 318,716
Posted By beemerjim
I've got pretty much the same list. Ztechnique...

I've got pretty much the same list. Ztechnique shield and hyperlites both made a huge difference. I'm working on the brake lines now as one sprung a leak last week


Jim


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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-29-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 20,491
Posted By beemerjim
We'll be at E Otis, and I'll bring my roll chart....

We'll be at E Otis, and I'll bring my roll chart.
Looks like perfect weather.


JIm

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Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2,020
Views: 318,716
Posted By beemerjim
That's a beauty! 22,000 miles is nothin' on one...

That's a beauty! 22,000 miles is nothin' on one of those. Run 'er up to about a hunnert and twenty two thousand, and see what you think. ;-)


JIm


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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-28-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 20,491
Posted By beemerjim
I'd like one too! If I can get up early...

I'd like one too!

If I can get up early enough I'll try for Winstead, but East Otis is more likely.
If it's not a problem, my son in law will be coming too.

Thanks
JIm
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-25-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 20,491
Posted By beemerjim
I'm interested too. Jim .

I'm interested too.


Jim


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Forum: Day Trippin' 08-25-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 38,028
Posted By beemerjim
Tanning is a dirty business, and while most New...

Tanning is a dirty business, and while most New England villages had a tannery, ( hence the abundance of Tannery Brooks and Tannery roads) tanneries that tan from the raw skins are all but gone from...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-25-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 38,028
Posted By beemerjim
That mill in Winchester may have been part of the...

That mill in Winchester may have been part of the AC Lawrence Tannery. Many years ago I was in the leather business, and went there quite regularly. They were located just upstream from the current...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13,508
Views: 1,334,479
Posted By beemerjim
If you're on budget, or frugal (or just...

If you're on budget, or frugal (or just cheap-like me) talk to Top Gun about a new rear spring. Did wonders for my bike.
I have a seat concepts seat that I'm very happy with too.


Jim


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Forum: Day Trippin' 08-17-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 38,028
Posted By beemerjim
Get a klr--you NEVER have to wash them, and talk...

Get a klr--you NEVER have to wash them, and talk about slowing down to smell the roses.... ;-)
Great thread, and excellent camera work BTW

JIm


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Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2,020
Views: 318,716
Posted By beemerjim
At least it's under warranty. Jim...

At least it's under warranty.


Jim...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 321,420
Posted By beemerjim
Boxers tend to get smoother as you rev them. They...

Boxers tend to get smoother as you rev them. They start to make their best power above 4000 rpm. Running them flat out on the highway they're fantastic.
Never rode a 800 twin, so I can't compare.
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Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13,508
Views: 1,334,479
Posted By beemerjim
Hand guards are on my "must have" list, and The...

Hand guards are on my "must have" list, and The Tusk models can be had from Rocky Mt for about $35. Saved my levers more than once.

Jim


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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-08-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 442,364
Posted By beemerjim
They're using google phone #'s now. I called one...

They're using google phone #'s now. I called one and got a text back saying he was at work & wanted an email address & would communicate using email.
Bastards.



JIm


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Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13,508
Views: 1,334,479
Posted By beemerjim
I've got a r1150rt, and a r1150r. I tole ya I was...

I've got a r1150rt, and a r1150r. I tole ya I was a sick man. The way I see it, you need a B.U.B (back up bike) for every situation. Our season is too short to waste any of it waiting for parts, or...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13,508
Views: 1,334,479
Posted By beemerjim
Me too!! In fact I got 2 klr's just to make...

Me too!!
In fact I got 2 klr's just to make sure I always have one to ride when I'm working on one. ;-)
The beemer mostly gets relegated to 2-up duty.
Be careful-it's a sickness that creeps up...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-15-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5,371
Views: 376,714
Posted By beemerjim
Ir never ceases to amaze me how a small state...

Ir never ceases to amaze me how a small state like Massachusetts can have such a variety of neat stuff.

JIm

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Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2,020
Views: 318,716
Posted By beemerjim
Tbrown Thanks for the info-from someone who...

Tbrown

Thanks for the info-from someone who knows and isn't trying to sell me something. That, and Hondo's picture of the new RT, kinda makes me want to go shopping...but I'm a little askeered of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-06-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 20,491
Posted By beemerjim
I went riding around out there today. Found so...

I went riding around out there today. Found so many good roads and interesting stuff on the way there that I didn't get as much time in that area is I wanted. 8 hours and a tank of gas later I've had...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-05-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 20,491
Posted By beemerjim
Maz I'm looking forward to the list. There's...

Maz
I'm looking forward to the list. There's hardly a bad road out there, so the "adventure" ought to be a blast.


JIm
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 13,508
Views: 1,334,479
Posted By beemerjim
Nice writeup Jim, Thanks. (I quoted it 'cause...

Nice writeup Jim, Thanks.
(I quoted it 'cause it's worth reading twice.)


JIm


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Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2,020
Views: 318,716
Posted By beemerjim
Two things BMW has had a hard time getting right...

Two things BMW has had a hard time getting right over the years---Side stands & seats. There's probably others, but Those two stand out as fairly easy to overcome, And. yet on my rt the sidestand is...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2,020
Views: 318,716
Posted By beemerjim
Enjoy your trip-23 days? I envy you. Jim ...

Enjoy your trip-23 days? I envy you.


Jim


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Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2,020
Views: 318,716
Posted By beemerjim
So-it's not just me that thinks the 1150rt's are...

So-it's not just me that thinks the 1150rt's are one of the best looking bikes? That fairing works pretty good too.
I must admit I kinda liked the Honda Pacific Coast, but apparently they never...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-15-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 442,364
Posted By beemerjim
Yep--I thought so too. Too cheap, too pretty, no...

Yep--I thought so too. Too cheap, too pretty, no phone #.
It's in Pensacola too.


jim


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Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13,508
Views: 1,334,479
Posted By beemerjim
I think a Heattroller does just that. I can run...

I think a Heattroller does just that. I can run my jacket liner, heated glove liners (not heated gloves), and gps all day long on a gen 1 no problem.


Jim


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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-06-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5,371
Views: 376,714
Posted By beemerjim
Wha??? Good one! Made me look twice. ...

Wha???
Good one! Made me look twice.


JIm


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Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 321,420
Posted By beemerjim
I got me one of them SV650's. Damn hooligan bike....

I got me one of them SV650's. Damn hooligan bike. Such a lightweight bike with 70 horsepower requires more self control than I can sometimes muster up.
;-)


JIm
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 321,420
Posted By beemerjim
I was left with no servo, no abs, and no linked...

I was left with no servo, no abs, and no linked brakes. ie brakes just like my '04 r1150r came with. Don 't miss any of them.

The servo was especially treacherous going slow on loose gravel.
I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 321,420
Posted By beemerjim
Ah yes--They, unfortunately, can't do the servo...

Ah yes--They, unfortunately, can't do the servo units-or at least couldn't do them earlier this year, so I did a servoabsectomy. Very happy with the results.


Jim


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Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 321,420
Posted By beemerjim
Please tell about the $300 fix. I pulled the...

Please tell about the $300 fix. I pulled the servo unit on my 02 rt, but am not familiar with the non'servo abs failures and cures.
Thanks



JIm


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Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13,508
Views: 1,334,479
Posted By beemerjim
Yep I got a pair a few weeks ago. The flat...

Yep
I got a pair a few weeks ago. The flat part you would mount stuff to is approx 13" long X 8" high. They seem to be well made, rugged, and fit well. Although I haven't actually crashed on...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-19-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5,371
Views: 376,714
Posted By beemerjim
Interesting article on Blood farm if you google...

Interesting article on Blood farm if you google it.




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Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13,508
Views: 1,334,479
Posted By beemerjim
I've been using a Twinair, 'cause that's what...

I've been using a Twinair, 'cause that's what they had at my local dealer. No complaints, but I don't know any better.


JIm



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Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13,508
Views: 1,334,479
Posted By beemerjim
It has been mentioned here before, but may bear...

It has been mentioned here before, but may bear mentioning again. K75 BMW shims are the same, (and cheaper than Kawasaki ones), so if you have a bmw dealer near you, you may be able to get them...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13,508
Views: 1,334,479
Posted By beemerjim
Good point on the brakes Astrolump. Jim ...

Good point on the brakes Astrolump.


Jim


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Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13,508
Views: 1,334,479
Posted By beemerjim
Seat Concepts The spring was the for the bike,...

Seat Concepts
The spring was the for the bike, (kept it from bottoming out) and the seat was for me.
The subframe bolt kit was for peace of mind.
All well worth it.


JIm
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 13,508
Views: 1,334,479
Posted By beemerjim
To improve mine, I got a new rear spring, new...

To improve mine, I got a new rear spring, new seat,(Big difference) and replaced the subframe bolts for peace of mind.

JIm




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Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13,508
Views: 1,334,479
Posted By beemerjim
Cool magnet! Where'd ya get that? And what's the...

Cool magnet! Where'd ya get that? And what's the deal with the handle? Is it electromagnetic ?



JIm


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