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Forum: Orange Crush 12-08-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,777
Posted By 50short
Laugh Ill stick with my TW200 and use the remaining...

Ill stick with my TW200 and use the remaining $14000 to take it on a loooong trip.
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4,255
Views: 954,969
Posted By 50short
Well, I'm sad to see you go, but TW is not for...

Well, I'm sad to see you go, but TW is not for everyone. Personally, after owning 2 KLRs and a BMW GSA, there is no bike I'd rather ride the proverbial range with. This machine will take me anywhere...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 39,250
Posted By 50short
Stirland Lake shouldn't be disturbed

http://mcco.ca/system/files/Apology%20Statement%202012.pdf

Seems like some pretty bad stuff happened there a long time ago. It's too bad.
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 19,824
Posted By 50short
Simply wonderful! Thank you for sharing this trip...

Simply wonderful! Thank you for sharing this trip with us! I will be attempting this route solo on a TW200 in Summer 2016 and can hardly wait. I appreciate all of the great insight and photography. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 1,959,276
Posted By 50short
Wish it was a SAA, but alas, it's double action...

Wish it was a SAA, but alas, it's double action in 38 Long Colt. I do have a 1st generation SAA in 45 LC but it's too nice to carry. my addiction to antique Colt's gets me in more trouble than my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7,550
Views: 1,959,276
Posted By 50short
Trail 90...the only bike I'll ever need.

This little machine will do it all...albeit slowly.:D After many years of adventure touring on big displacement GSAs and KLRs, I've decided to get back to my roots. Minimalist touring (at 100MPGs) on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 162,284
Posted By 50short
Laugh Trail 90s Rule!!

The Cycles East guys are machines! Way to go. Regardless of what any haters might say, the CT90 is one of the most capable, purpose-built machines in dualsport history. Not designed for hardcore,...
Forum: Americas 06-04-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By 50short
Am I an idiot? CL350 on the T.W.A.Trail

Just wondering what the public opinion is...
I've ridden'em all. 3 KLR's, 3 XT's, 1 GS Adventure, Victory, Honda CB750, TW200, etc...
I'm planning a trip up to the Very Boring Rally 3 in Duluth,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By 50short
Do you happen to have maps for this route or did...

Do you happen to have maps for this route or did you use Chad's GPS coordinates? I'm really excited to give it a try but I'm concerned that I'll have a hard time linking it all together.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By 50short
Trans-Wisconsin on GS1100 w/Anakees...Bad idea?

I'm going to do the TWAT on my GS1100 with Anakees. Are these tires too mild for the trails? My TKC's are almost down to the wear bars in the rear...should I use these even though they're almost worn...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,217
Posted By 50short
I probably should've asked first but I'm going on...

I probably should've asked first but I'm going on a trip very soon and I thought I'd 'roll the dice'. Hopefully my decision will be a good one...if not I'll have something to bitch about. :rofl...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,217
Posted By 50short
Just bought some Anakee's...work ok?

I just bought some Anakee's for my R1100GS. I'm one of those unfortunate riders that likes to ride 1000miles on pavement only to find gravel and expect my tires to perform equally as well. My TKC's...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 18,451
Posted By 50short
The 1100 is an awesome bike. Old enough to not...

The 1100 is an awesome bike. Old enough to not worry about too much, but still sexy enough to make you look cool when you're riding back home through your neighborhood after a 2000 mile on/off road...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,426
Posted By 50short
Don't sweat the final drive. I've ridden all...

Don't sweat the final drive. I've ridden all over the country on my 1100GS with 60k miles and have never had a single problem. What's the big deal anyway?? After all, it is a machine...all of 'em...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By 50short
2000miles of pavement and a fully loaded GS will...

2000miles of pavement and a fully loaded GS will eat up your TKC's pretty F'in fast. I'm on a trip into the Ozarks right now (both on and off road, mostly on) that has taken my rear tire and worn it...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,768
Posted By 50short
I once passed a motorcycle gang in North Dakota...

I once passed a motorcycle gang in North Dakota and the lead rider had his prosthetic leg (whole thing...thigh and calf) strapped to his sissy bar. God damned alarming thing to see at first but...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,888
Posted By 50short
I live in SW Minneapolis.

I live by Lake Harriet in Minneapolis and am an ASE Certified Master Tech. I also do ALL of the work on my GS. I'd be happy to answer questions...and I won't charge, well, maybe a beer sometime. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By 50short
you don't have to take your bike apart at all. ...

you don't have to take your bike apart at all. you can access the clutch arm and push rod adjusting nut by putting your bike on its center stand and looking ahead of your rear wheel. have an...
Forum: Americas 07-30-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 339
Posted By 50short
Riding "The Grade" in MN. More to come...

"The Grade" allegedly runs from Illgen City, MN to the Gunflint Trail. Not sure, never done it. Anyone with experience on this road should tell me about it...looks long and fairly remote. Riding a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,661
Posted By 50short
So fricken jealous!

I just got back from my local dealer and drooled all over their '09 Adv. It is such an amazing bike! I'm 6'6" and it's one of the few machines that actually feels like it was made for me. My...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By 50short
Leaking Master Cylinder

Anyone have any experience with the Magura master cylinder rebuild kit available at Beemer Boneyard? I've got a '95 R1100GS and the front brake master cylinder has started leaking fluid. Instead of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2009, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By 50short
1100GS with a throttle body ticking at idle?

This is starting to piss me off. When my '95 GS is idling, the right hand throttle body valve starts slapping open and closed with the engine speed. Anybody experience this before. Is it a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2009, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,019
Posted By 50short
So exciting!!! I actually would like to have an...

So exciting!!! I actually would like to have an '04 GS/A more than a new 1200. Call me crazy? Good luck on all your adventures.:D
Forum: Battle scooters 06-14-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,119
Posted By 50short
Suzuki MT50 Trail Hopper, what oil to use?

Hey fellow ADV'ers,
My question is this; I'm refurbishing a vintage 1971 Suzuki 50cc 2stroke minibike. I've got no information for this bike, so I'm clueless about point-gap, plug-gap, 2 stroke...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By 50short
fuel pressure?

Even though you can hear your fuel pump running, are you sure that its making fuel pressure? Maybe when you took the spill it damaged the fuel pump internally? Just a thought. It seems very...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By 50short
Injector pulse?

You indicated that you have an 'electrical signal' at the injectors. What type of electrical signal? One side of the connector should be hot, while the other side of the connector is grounded by...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By 50short
1100GS valve adjustment...what parts do I need?

I'm gearing up to adjust the valves on my '95 1100GS and I'm wondering what parts I need to order to do it right...ie. valve cover gaskets, rubber seals (for the bolts). Anything else?
Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,449
Posted By 50short
Probably nothing...

but make sure it gets fixed and you're satisfied with the end result! After all...you did spend a bunch of money on this motorbike and it should live up to your expectations. As a mechanic, I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 948
Posted By 50short
Lets see your R1100GS offroad!

Hello,
It's about -5F in Minneapolis right now and I'm starting to get really excited for next riding season (still a solid 4 months away). Anybody out there have some good 1100GS offroad pictures...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,434
Posted By 50short
Try to get a fuel pressure reading if you can. ...

Try to get a fuel pressure reading if you can. It sounds a little bit like you could have a restricted fuel filter, or a fuel pump that's not making the proper pressure. The fuel pressure should be...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,530
Posted By 50short
Sit on'er, hell, I stroke her softly and tell her...

Sit on'er, hell, I stroke her softly and tell her I love her! Too bad Minnesota decided to get cold and stay cold so f'ing early. What happened to global warming?
Waiting anxiously for...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2008, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By 50short
Final drive noise?

Just wondering...is it normal to hear your final drive gears when cruising at highway speeds (high pitched whine)? I'm a new GS 1100 owner and am trying to learn the sounds.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By 50short
1100GS mechanical questions from a newbie

Hello,
I just bought my first BMW motorcycle and absolutely love it! It's a 1995 1100GS with 50k on the clock. All maintenance is up to date and it runs wonderfully.

My questions/concerns:...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By 50short
You guys are the best!

I get some liquid stitch tomorrow!
Thanks,
Patrick
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By 50short
Sewing a patch onto a GoreTex coat. Bad?

Just wondering if anyone has any pointers for sewing a patch onto my textile riding jacket without compromising its water resistance (ie. punching a bunch of holes into it with a sewing needle.) ...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By 50short
Murphy's Law

Price seems a little high to me too. I've been shopping for a GS for the last year and it seems like the prices are all over the board. Unfortunately, Murphy and his damned Law guarantee as soon as...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2008, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,656
Posted By 50short
How many miles will an 1100GS go?

So, I just took the plunge and bought my first BMW GS! It's a '96 1100 with 40k, in beautiful condition. My question is this; if properly maintained and not abused, how many miles will these bikes...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,396
Posted By 50short
Leif Erikson

I'm pretty certain that Leif's tent is still rockin' with that random girl...what do ya think Ron? Cheers to good times and borrowed beer. You're the best!
Patrick
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 883,790
Posted By 50short
Bottle of Jameson

:freaky A good whiskey (or whisky if you're into Scotch, and I am) can really cure a sore backside after you've fought the North wind all day on your motorbike.
Cheers,
Patrick
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,953
Posted By 50short
I had an '81 XT250 last year.

That is a kick ass bike!!! My friends and I had endless amounts of fun on it, oh, and I commuted back and forth to work on it every day too! Always started on the first, second or third kick....
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