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Forum: Equipment 09-05-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By Bykemeister
thanks again. I think i'll start looking...

thanks again.
I think i'll start looking around for a trailer.
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By Bykemeister
juddspaintballs, thanks for your...

juddspaintballs,

thanks for your thoughts.
my car is a Mercedes ML 320.
I have no idea how it would be rated, but I doubt it would be equal to a 3/4
ton vehicle.
this may be the real...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 927
Posted By Bykemeister
Cycle Gear motercycle carrier

anybody have any experience or an opinion as to whether
this carrier will haul a KLR 650 a 1000 miles with no problems?
sure beats the price of a new trailer.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 19,490
Posted By Bykemeister
I'm green with envy!

I'm green with envy!
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 19,490
Posted By Bykemeister
Dude. It's tomorrow. Where's our first days...

Dude.
It's tomorrow.
Where's our first days report?
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 24,834
Posted By Bykemeister
I decided I owed these to myself, so I ordered a...

I decided I owed these to myself, so I ordered a set today.
I give some feedback after I've lived with them for awhile.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-22-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 176,533
Posted By Bykemeister
pyg rydr, if you have any interest in doing...

pyg rydr,
if you have any interest in doing this sometime in the spring,
I would probably be up for a ride.
maybe we can get some of the other tvr folks to join in.
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 24,834
Posted By Bykemeister
yes. right now, they only make the racks for...

yes.
right now, they only make the racks for the KLR, but if they are
only half-way decent, they will probably soon produce the racks for other
bikes as well.
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 24,834
Posted By Bykemeister
Tusk panniers

anybody got anything good or bad to say about these ?

seems like a lot of pannier for the money.

...
Forum: Vendors 11-05-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,499
Posted By Bykemeister
i have trying to call Xplormoto for 3 days to...

i have trying to call Xplormoto for 3 days to possibly
order a set of the bumot panniers.
on one answers the phone.
any idea why?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-18-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By Bykemeister
just a follow up. I now have two dealers...

just a follow up.

I now have two dealers who tell me that KTM will cover the cost of repairs
for this problem (once they can physically verify that the problem is in fact the torque limiter)
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-16-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By Bykemeister
not what I had hoped to hear, but thanks.

not what I had hoped to hear, but thanks.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-16-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By Bykemeister
torque limiter question

my 3 day (new to me) 950 adventure , is making a clacking noise
when the starter button is pushed. ( it can probably be heard in the next county)
a little research reveals that the torque limiter...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-28-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By Bykemeister
thanks for the info guys. some really good...

thanks for the info guys.
some really good ideas there.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By Bykemeister
tank bubbles?

i'm sure the answer to my question is here somewhere, but i can't find it.
i'm looking at an 06 Adventure with bubbling on the right side of the tank.
i'm just anal enough to not want to ride...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9,352
Views: 1,425,795
Posted By Bykemeister
hope you don't mind if i ask another question. ...

hope you don't mind if i ask another question.
if i take a weekend trip with my X-country, i need some place to store my toothbrush
and jammies.
i have a small hardig-storm case from another bike...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9,352
Views: 1,425,795
Posted By Bykemeister
i want to thank everyone for their opinions on my...

i want to thank everyone for their opinions on my idling problem.

MY problem however is that my mechanical skills are.................
well, let's just say that what i DON'T know about"resetting...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9,352
Views: 1,425,795
Posted By Bykemeister
i now have the '07 seat on my '09, with the...

i now have the '07 seat on my '09, with the suspension properly adjusted
for my height, so i'm a happy camper.
well, almost...........
every time i start the bike when cold, it takes 5 or 6 tries...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9,352
Views: 1,425,795
Posted By Bykemeister
robbieO and i have already touched base.

robbieO and i have already touched base.
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9,352
Views: 1,425,795
Posted By Bykemeister
well it appears that there are no '07 seats at...

well it appears that there are no '07 seats at any dealer in the country.
it will have to be ordered from germany.
before i do that, does anybody have a clean '07 seat they want to sell
or trade...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9,352
Views: 1,425,795
Posted By Bykemeister
i've been gone for a time, and have had some...

i've been gone for a time, and have had some problems with another bike, but i'm back
with one more suspension question.
i chased a guy today on an '07 until i caught up with him. told him my...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9,352
Views: 1,425,795
Posted By Bykemeister
guys. thanks for all the info on the suspension...

guys.
thanks for all the info on the suspension possibilities.
it's a lot to digest, but i gotta think there is an answer in there somewhere.
i guess it makes sense to start with the easiest ideas...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9,352
Views: 1,425,795
Posted By Bykemeister
ok. got the oil change done.(damn, it takes a...

ok.
got the oil change done.(damn, it takes a long time to drain the oil tank)

my next problem is that, apparantly the bike was set up for a very short rider, and i feel
like i'm riding a toy....
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9,352
Views: 1,425,795
Posted By Bykemeister
ok. the new guy is back with another question. ...

ok. the new guy is back with another question.
after reading up on a relativly complicated oil change process,
i went to work.
first problem. i can't get the drain plug loose.
is it possible the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9,352
Views: 1,425,795
Posted By Bykemeister
snooker. thanks for the response. i honestly...

snooker.
thanks for the response.
i honestly thought i was asking a simple question.
i guess nothing is simple these days.
i'll be up all night looking over the info from your x-country link. all...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9,352
Views: 1,425,795
Posted By Bykemeister
ok. i'm the new kid on the block. i picked up...

ok.
i'm the new kid on the block.
i picked up an '09 x-country, with 639 miles, the other day.
unfortunately, i don't have an owners manual yet, so i have a few questions.
we'll start with an...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,704
Posted By Bykemeister
i've owned about 20 bikes in the last 15 years,...

i've owned about 20 bikes in the last 15 years, and the one that put the biggest
grin on my face was the 'nord.
wish i had never sold it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-24-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,657
Posted By Bykemeister
it'll be hard to improve on the success of last...

it'll be hard to improve on the success of last years rally,
but if that is the number one objective, i think we'll pull it off.
don't miss out on this one.
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Bykemeister
x-country question

i have been interested in buying a BMW x-country.
when i went to my dealer in florida, the mechanic there told
me to look for something else. he said they had an ignition
problem that caused them...
Forum: Regional forums 06-13-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,892
Posted By Bykemeister
i can guarantee this year will be bigger and...

i can guarantee this year will be bigger and better than last year.
i know one of my jobs is to pick up 2 kegs of micro-brew friday morning.
registration is limited, so don't wait until it's too...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By Bykemeister
thanks for your thoughts. i'll sleep a little...

thanks for your thoughts.
i'll sleep a little better now.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By Bykemeister
clutch chatter on '05 1200 GS

i recently purchase a mint condition '05 GS with approx. 9000 miles.
soon i began to notice a very slight chatter (at times ) when i let the clutch out in 1st gear.
sometimes, when i want to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By Bykemeister
thanks for the help. i'll investigate.

thanks for the help.
i'll investigate.
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By Bykemeister
starting problem on KLR

my 2004 KLR has begun to refuse to start in neutral about 2 in 10 times.
when it does this, i can pull in the clutch and va-room.
i'm trying to find out what may be causing this so at least i know...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-02-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,754
Posted By Bykemeister
going to the sherando lake rally this weekend,...

going to the sherando lake rally this weekend, but really looking forward to the twin vally rally.
does that mean i'm becoming a rally rat?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-23-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,754
Posted By Bykemeister
i'm in! some really great roads around...

i'm in!
some really great roads around willville.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-03-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,073
Posted By Bykemeister
tom. from the moment you pulled out of my...

tom.
from the moment you pulled out of my driveway on the vfr, i was sick with remorse.
these pictures dont do anything to help, but it looks like you had a great ride back home.
ride safe, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By Bykemeister
thanks for your response. i hope you are right...

thanks for your response.
i hope you are right about this problem, but i am still a little concerned. i bought one of the very first 05 1200's brought into the country.
i rode it for 13,000 miles...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By Bykemeister
clutch chatter

i bought a "new to me" 05 GS 1200, with 9,500 miles.
after i got it home i noticed a "chatter' in the engine somewhere when
i slowly release the clutch.
the problem is only when starting out in...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By Bykemeister
thanks for your responses. i feel better now.

thanks for your responses.
i feel better now.
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