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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 02:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,764
Posted By Jim Moore
I'm not the least bit embarrassed to say that I...

I'm not the least bit embarrassed to say that I got just a little bit of a boner reading that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,066
Posted By Jim Moore
I'd look around for a well-used KLR-650. Ride it...

I'd look around for a well-used KLR-650. Ride it for a few months, then sell it and get the BMW.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 419
Posted By Jim Moore
Have you checked beemerboneyard?

Have you checked beemerboneyard?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Jim Moore
Pro Tip: Skip Four Corners and go through...

Pro Tip: Skip Four Corners and go through Monument Valley next time.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By Jim Moore
Buy an Odyssey battery when the ABS faults get...

Buy an Odyssey battery when the ABS faults get annoying enough. They seem to have enough power to prevent the ABS low battery issue.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,785
Posted By Jim Moore
Lots of slo-mo shots in the MotoGP race...

Lots of slo-mo shots in the MotoGP race yesterday. Lots of MotoGP racers (including the winner) NOT covering their front brakes. Struck me as interesting, if only because we have a number of "I do it...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By Jim Moore
I would skip that unless there is some indication...

I would skip that unless there is some indication of trouble. With those you seem to get a good one or a bad one. You got a good one.



I'd replace the brake lines at that mileage / age. I'd...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By Jim Moore
I felt a very small vibration through the pegs....

I felt a very small vibration through the pegs. Not much at all, just enough to think, "Hmmm. Wtf was that?"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,989
Posted By Jim Moore
Yeah, there is some of that. We see a lot of dumb...

Yeah, there is some of that. We see a lot of dumb and dangerous stuff from the students though. Things you wouldn't believe. We also see a LOT of people who come to the class after their SO tried to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By Jim Moore
IMO with 122K miles you've been on borrowed time...

IMO with 122K miles you've been on borrowed time for awhile with the driveshaft. What the hell, might as well borrow another thousand at this point and replace it this winter. Replace witha low-mile...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,989
Posted By Jim Moore
I'm not an expert or anything, but it would seem...

I'm not an expert or anything, but it would seem to me that the instructor could just take the controls in an airplane, whereas on a bike the best you can do is shout "pull in your clutch!" as you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,989
Posted By Jim Moore
There's no need for that. A legal waiver won't...

There's no need for that. A legal waiver won't help. You can never sign away your right to a safe operating environment. An unlicensed operator on a bike with an untrained instructor is not a safe...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Jim Moore
Put the old brake pads back in, then insert a...

Put the old brake pads back in, then insert a big-ass flat head screwdriver and twist it against the pads. That should open both sides.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Jim Moore
On my 97 RT is was simply a matter of cutting the...

On my 97 RT is was simply a matter of cutting the wires going to the switch and twisting them together. I'd give that a try, since it's not working anyway.
Forum: Racing 09-12-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,915
Posted By Jim Moore
Yep. The other thing is this. No one else was...

Yep. The other thing is this. No one else was willing to challenge Marquez at the beginning of the season, until Rossi said, "Fuck this. I'm gonna stick my nose up in there a few times, see if I can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,989
Posted By Jim Moore
Did you have any training to be a flight...

Did you have any training to be a flight instructor, or did you learn to fly, then simply hang out a "Flight Instructor" sign?

Whatever the case, it's probably going to be OK. If you have a POS...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,785
Posted By Jim Moore
You palm the throttle. It's easy.

You palm the throttle. It's easy.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,785
Posted By Jim Moore
I don't think they can. It hink they can brake as...

I don't think they can. It hink they can brake as hard as they're comfortable with.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,764
Posted By Jim Moore
I wave at everybody when I'm on my scooter....

I wave at everybody when I'm on my scooter. Usually they don't wave back. I make it a game to try to get them to wave. I'll either throw my hand out at the last second to try to get a reflex...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 33,045
Views: 8,052,411
Posted By Jim Moore
The burgers and onion rigns ar pretty good. too....

The burgers and onion rigns ar pretty good. too. Or they were a few years ago when I was up there last.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By Jim Moore
Man, I'd get rid of those canisters on bikes that...

Man, I'd get rid of those canisters on bikes that old. They're nothing but trouble.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By Jim Moore
Do you still have your charcoal canister? You...

Do you still have your charcoal canister? You have two small rubber lines coming from the fuel tank. One goes from the hole in the filler neck to the ground by your right foot. The other one from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,785
Posted By Jim Moore
I don't cover the brake, and I use all four...

I don't cover the brake, and I use all four fingers when id o use the front barke. I think it gives me more feel. Even some of the MotoGP guys (Stoner included) use all four at the end of a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,827
Posted By Jim Moore
See if there is a small rock wedged into your...

See if there is a small rock wedged into your pulley runner on the throttle body. See if both of your pulleys hit the stop at the same time when you roll off the throttle. You should be able to hear...
Forum: Racing 09-08-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,649
Posted By Jim Moore
Hey, did Sufaglu stall his bike in pit lane? It...

Hey, did Sufaglu stall his bike in pit lane? It looked like something weird happened. He got a green flag and he just sat there. Steve Martin was about to say something about it, but then something...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By Jim Moore
You haven't mentioned what parts you have...

You haven't mentioned what parts you have replaced. On that bike I'd replace the final drive pivot bearings and the driveshaft. The pivot bearings just get old. There have been numerous driveshaft...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,036
Posted By Jim Moore
You guys keep congratulating each other on your...

You guys keep congratulating each other on your maturity and wisdom. "BMW. The motorcycle for rich, mature, responsible, wise riders who handle it well when things don't go as planned." It's a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By Jim Moore
A driveshaft u-joint going bad will give a very...

A driveshaft u-joint going bad will give a very distinct "claclunk-claclunk." At 101K miles, it's due for replacement. There have been several driveshafts blow apart at 100K miles.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,036
Posted By Jim Moore
"BMW. The motorcycle of the rich and...

"BMW. The motorcycle of the rich and responsible." Sweet idea for an ad campaign.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,036
Posted By Jim Moore
This is becoming the new mantra of the BMW owner,...

This is becoming the new mantra of the BMW owner, "Oh, you're too poor to own one of these fine machines." It's laughable. There was a time when you could legitimately argue that a BMW was a bargain....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,036
Posted By Jim Moore
I'm not sure what you're saying, but it sounds...

I'm not sure what you're saying, but it sounds like you agree with me. You've had good ones and you can't understand the fuss. Good for you.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,036
Posted By Jim Moore
I think it's this. You either get a good one or a...

I think it's this. You either get a good one or a bad one. If you get a good one, it will run forever and be a lifelong companion. If you get a bad one it will cost you multi-thousands of dollars...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,036
Posted By Jim Moore
Sorry 'bout that. I never got the message. The...

Sorry 'bout that. I never got the message. The new (used) transmission on the S seems to be holding steady. I plan to pull it eventually and replace the clutch hub so I'll install a spacer then.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,036
Posted By Jim Moore
Hi neighbor! You still have any of those discs?

Hi neighbor! You still have any of those discs?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,036
Posted By Jim Moore
Let me help you with the math. Last year BMW sold...

Let me help you with the math. Last year BMW sold over 100,000 motorycles. Honda sold over 18,000,000 motorcycles. The GS market is a niche within a niche. Your clever theory kinda falls apart there.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,115
Posted By Jim Moore
Thanks for the info. I was wondering about the...

Thanks for the info. I was wondering about the front end. It didn't look right.

Basically I'm looking for a comination of loyal horse and carrying capacity. I read last night that the 1989 and...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-04-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,115
Posted By Jim Moore
Here's the one I was looking at in case anyone is...

Here's the one I was looking at in case anyone is interested. I decided to pass. I don't like the thought of no underseat storage. I'd probably buy it just for fun if it wasn't a hundred miles away....
Forum: Racing 09-04-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,649
Posted By Jim Moore
Well thank God. I was afraid there was no racing...

Well thank God. I was afraid there was no racing this weekend.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,036
Posted By Jim Moore
The "LC Problems" thread got so long that someone...

The "LC Problems" thread got so long that someone took the time to summarize it in another thread. You can't make this stuff up!

Common or at least somewhat common (in order of perceived rate of...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,036
Posted By Jim Moore
TL; DR. I was too busy perusing the 2500 post "LC...

TL; DR. I was too busy perusing the 2500 post "LC Problem" thread.
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