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Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,374
I love happy endings.

I love happy endings.
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,393
38,000 miles without any problems is pretty darn...

38,000 miles without any problems is pretty darn good. Did you follow the service schedule exactly or did you extend the intervals a bit? New timing belts every two years regardless of mileage seems...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8,890
Views: 1,413,823
That's why they invented Harley's.

That's why they invented Harley's.
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,030
That would be me! Yes, give me a call when it's...

That would be me! Yes, give me a call when it's all paved and there's a Tim Horton's every few miles. Meanwhile I'll be home washing the bike:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,393
How old are you? Reason I ask is if you plan to...

How old are you? Reason I ask is if you plan to ride the ST1100 into the ground before you replace it, you may be too old by then to ride anything:D

The ST1100 has to be one of the longest...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,003,224
Put me on your list as well, please!

Put me on your list as well, please!
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3,057
Views: 601,728
This post is a year old but maybe someone can...

This post is a year old but maybe someone can help me anyway. How do you remove the baffle from the Arrow exhaust? Mine appears to be riveted together and would involve drilling, not something I want...
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,684
Well, really, that's only once a year [29,000...

Well, really, that's only once a year [29,000 miles- 36 years old] except for the 7 years he missed.
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9,353
Views: 1,426,638
Thanks Leafman and Drone. I'll try some WD40 and...

Thanks Leafman and Drone. I'll try some WD40 and give it my most manly twist. I think I read somewhere along the way that by adjusting the preload all the way one way or the other that some internal...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9,353
Views: 1,426,638
While we're on the topic of shocks, my preload...

While we're on the topic of shocks, my preload adjuster is screwed all the way in, or possibly out, and it's stuck there, won't turn.The bike's in Canada, I'm in Florida, so I can't check. What's...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9,353
Views: 1,426,638
Really nice job. I just ordered the same Kolpin...

Really nice job. I just ordered the same Kolpin gas can for my '07 XC and wasn't sure how I'd go about attaching it. Do you have any interest in making up another bracket and selling it to me? There...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9,353
Views: 1,426,638
Free battery

Reading about the campaign by BMW to replace the not so good original battery in the '07 XCountry and knowing that the battery in my fairly new to me XCountrty was indeed original [and still somehow...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,707
Don't over think think this. :D[/QUOTE] I...

Don't over think think this. :D[/QUOTE]

I think you just over thinked it:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9,353
Views: 1,426,638
Well, uber comfortable would be good:D. I'm new...

Well, uber comfortable would be good:D. I'm new to dual sport type riding, even though I've had a few GS's which I used for on road riding only. A few of my friends have gone from street bikes to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9,353
Views: 1,426,638
Renazco seat

I'm new to the Xcountry world. Recently bought an '07 and only got to try it out for a couple of short rides before the weather got nasty but the stock seat is something I think needs improvement...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,124
Don't be so small thinking. The engine will be...

Don't be so small thinking. The engine will be lubed for life with no old fashioned drain plug, at least for the first few years of production.
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,056,949
shock adjustment

I just bought an '07 X Country and the seller neglected to mention the adjuster {black knob for you technical types] won't turn. I've read they'll go off their tracks or whatever. Is there a fix for...
Forum: Vendors 10-29-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,587
I'm very interested, too. I would commit if there...

I'm very interested, too. I would commit if there was a definite time frame for your next batch. Let me know if it's a go.
Forum: Canada 10-15-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,878
I'm in the same boat. Some good deals down south...

I'm in the same boat. Some good deals down south and more bikes available but those extra costs add up quick. Will probably buy local too.
Forum: Canada 10-15-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,679
Veradero

Rob, I've pm'd you with a few questions about the Veradero.
Forum: Canada 10-15-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,878
Importing BMW

Tell me folks, is BMW Canada still charging $500 for the Warranty Recall Inquiry letter for bikes imported from the States? It's just enough to make an OK deal not so appealing, which is what they...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,721
That is the bike in the picture. I'm supposing by...

That is the bike in the picture. I'm supposing by the low response to my first post that it is not a rare treasure that I've stumbled upon but still a nice looking and maybe somewhat rare bike that's...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-11-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,721
BMW-Martin R100RS

Anybody know anything about these? There's a 1978 model kicking around and since I've never heard of them i thought I would ask on here where someone always knows.:ear
Forum: Airheads 03-06-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,951
[QUOTE=bgoodsoil;15346595]Don't be afraid to dive...

[QUOTE=bgoodsoil;15346595]Don't be afraid to dive in to this bike if it does break. You'd be amazed at how simple these things are. I've seen toasters that are more complicated than these bikes. ...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,951
Well, look me up when you're up this way. We can...

Well, look me up when you're up this way. We can bond.
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,951
Yes and what a winter we're "enjoying". And what...

Yes and what a winter we're "enjoying". And what a great bunch here on advrider:freaky. I'll probably never meet any of you but I feel a definite kinship with many of you.
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,951
Well, I'm feeling MUCH better about keeping my...

Well, I'm feeling MUCH better about keeping my GSPD now, thanks to all of you. Those are very reassuring numbers, Lornce, and I'm not very hard on vehicles and seldom have any trouble with any of...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,951
Just read the RR of your trip to NS. Great...

Just read the RR of your trip to NS. Great story! I love your approach; being young and dumb is a good thing!
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,951
Thanks for all the theraputic counselling- I need...

Thanks for all the theraputic counselling- I need it for sure. :freaky

As mentioned, I forgot the speedometer, which is jumping around, and also the various splines that need regular attention.
...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,951
Raven, I have seen your thread and that ain't...

Raven, I have seen your thread and that ain't tinkering in my books. Way beyond what I have ever attempted.

Rob Rarmer, I have a 1200GS in my garage, my second one, and they have been great,...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,951
That's the philosophy I need: I worry way too...

That's the philosophy I need: I worry way too much about things that really aren't important.
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,951
Should I be an Airhead owner?

Here's my situation: I have a '91 GSPD with 76000 kms on it that works just fine. Looks great too. I've only had it for a year and a half and have no service records, though I was told by the seller...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,387
[QUOTE=Stagehand;15305970]Yeah me too, even if I...

[QUOTE=Stagehand;15305970]Yeah me too, even if I dont understand a thing and just like the way the words sound :D

Chuckled when I read this; that's me too.:D
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,486
Insert farting noise for every" ..." in post #1....

Insert farting noise for every" ..." in post #1. Makes sense now, doesn't it?
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,486
You're not going to impress him with "breaking"...

You're not going to impress him with "breaking" news or "gas''; he's THE FLATULATOR for God's sake.:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,968
Versys, most bang for the buck and more "grunt"...

Versys, most bang for the buck and more "grunt" than you might expect from a 650 twin.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,569
I had both and sold the Versys when I got a "91...

I had both and sold the Versys when I got a "91 GS/PD. I couldn't justify having three but really struggled over which two to keep. The Versys was the most fun of the three and could have been made...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,222
I've used one before with great success on an...

I've used one before with great success on an ST1100 and I think I'll give it a try on my old R100GS/PD. I don't like the noise and blast from the small stock screen but I don't want to change the...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-01-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,086
Well, I bought my wife a Yamaha Tmax for the same...

Well, I bought my wife a Yamaha Tmax for the same reasons as you and it can keep up just fine. It is a little taller than other scooters so if your wife doesn't have long legs that could be an issue....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,159
Couldn't help myself

I heard of a guy on a GS whose rear end died. That had to hurt.:lol3
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