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Forum: The Garage Today, 12:53 AM
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Views: 367,059
Posted By BMWrider79
Damn, unless you weigh 300 lbs I don't think it's...

Damn, unless you weigh 300 lbs I don't think it's ever a good idea to drink a entire bottle. So did you place?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,738
Posted By BMWrider79
Actually, dirt riding may well help you know how...

Actually, dirt riding may well help you know how to keep things under control on the street. It's about having a good feel of how a bike responds.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,738
Posted By BMWrider79
I've never dropped a bike. I have crashed a few...

I've never dropped a bike. I have crashed a few times, but never dropped one.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,738
Posted By BMWrider79
Congratulations on your courage to take up...

Congratulations on your courage to take up riding! It really does get easier quickly (some danger in that too), but that also means you have to face a really steep learning curve. With the internet...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 38,587
Views: 10,254,657
Posted By BMWrider79
Killboy failure Dragon Fest

Now that is a 'can do' attitude! He didn't let a single one of those corners scare any sense into him. I bet he was really confused as to why his bike wouldn't steer in a corner properly. Do you...
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,188
Posted By BMWrider79
I have it on good authority that BMWs came with...

I have it on good authority that BMWs came with the carbs tilted in as god intended.
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,027
Posted By BMWrider79
I've got an '81RS with 80,000 miles on it. Had...

I've got an '81RS with 80,000 miles on it. Had the heads done some years ago and other than that it's been rock solid. They do have really crappy centerstands (I've heard BMW sells a kit to fix the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,036
Posted By BMWrider79
Ha, no.. that's just how I'd feel.. Not anywhere...

Ha, no.. that's just how I'd feel.. Not anywhere near as difficult a road as in your photo, but I did about 60 miles of this road in northern Nevada on my '81RS last summer.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,036
Posted By BMWrider79
You're just trying to make yourself feel better...

You're just trying to make yourself feel better about dropping your new bike aren't you..
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,092
Posted By BMWrider79
One of these helps. ...

One of these helps.

http://www.sheepyhollow.com
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,312
Posted By BMWrider79
Fuck dude, that really sucks. My fathers is 72...

Fuck dude, that really sucks. My fathers is 72 now and I normally take two weeks each year to go ride with him in the States. I was going to put it off this year, but I think you just convinced me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,577
Posted By BMWrider79
Try doing it at night with a hangover... Got to...

Try doing it at night with a hangover... Got to the point where I was just laughing at the stupidity of it. Ridding an expressway through mountains in a downpour I mean of course.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 425,572
Posted By BMWrider79
Was in Palo Alto for six months in 2007 and one...

Was in Palo Alto for six months in 2007 and one of my favourite things to do was to ride up the coast via Alice's (or at least that little store across the road). Saw at least four bikes stuffed up...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 65,500
Posted By BMWrider79
I really like the very specific price on that. ...

I really like the very specific price on that. Dude must be high because he sure is daydreaming.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,157
Posted By BMWrider79
So my 17 year old son comes to me waving a motorcycle magazine...

I remember the first solo ride I took on the street with my father. He told me to remember that as much as he loved me there would be nothing he could do to protect me once we were on the road-that...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,142
Posted By BMWrider79
Sounds like I may have save my crank just in...

Sounds like I may have save my crank just in time. Thanks for the information.
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,142
Posted By BMWrider79
Got it. Would you also replace the pushrods? ...

Got it. Would you also replace the pushrods? I've read that it's not a good idea to use stock with a non-stock cam, but had the impression that was more about high lift cams.
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,142
Posted By BMWrider79
The cam is fine, but the lifters have some...

The cam is fine, but the lifters have some pitting. I'm not sure if it is just the way they were made or if it is the result of wear. I'm thinking of replacing them just to be sure.

The block is...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,305
Posted By BMWrider79
http://edelweiss-motorsport.de ...

http://edelweiss-motorsport.de
https://www.motoren-israel.com/index.php?XTCsid=510d0t0h7siq7gg1eu501mgpp1
http://shop.siebenrock.com

Still going to be spendy though.
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,142
Posted By BMWrider79
Not sure what you have at hand in the way of...

Not sure what you have at hand in the way of tools, but there is a really neat shop in the US that makes reasonably priced tools for what you are doing and they ship internationally. I've had quite a...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,142
Posted By BMWrider79
I'm right there with the both of you. Waiting on...

I'm right there with the both of you. Waiting on a box of new shiny parts from Germany and to have second plug holes machined into the heads. Spending my time now cleaning the block and planning.....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,830
Posted By BMWrider79
Well, as a kid growing up in Nevada we used to...

Well, as a kid growing up in Nevada we used to sneak over to the red-light district and throw pebbles at the windows trying to get the ladies to come out so we could see them. They would of course...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,157
Posted By BMWrider79
Same for me from my step-dad. Was told that I...

Same for me from my step-dad. Was told that I could have a bike when I could afford to buy one. You'd be amazed how much money a 14 year old can make with a willingness to work hard. Had a beat-up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,976
Posted By BMWrider79
Or the K1200RS, just wonderful for long straights...

Or the K1200RS, just wonderful for long straights and not bad in the curvy bits. Thought in truth, I'm sticking with my '83 R100RS that, with bags on, shakes all to hell above 85 when you try to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 38,587
Views: 10,254,657
Posted By BMWrider79
Thanks for the explanation! I'll give it a try...

Thanks for the explanation! I'll give it a try once the snow melts.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 38,587
Views: 10,254,657
Posted By BMWrider79
With no bar input, going straight down the road,...

With no bar input, going straight down the road, try weighting one peg and then the other. At the very least it will help give you positive control in a corner.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 38,587
Views: 10,254,657
Posted By BMWrider79
Why do you place your weight on the outside peg? ...

Why do you place your weight on the outside peg? Seems that would counteract your bikes natural counter steering. For me, increasing weight on the inside peg- relaxing the outside shoulder and...
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,142
Posted By BMWrider79
Is that rust between the teeth of the cam gear?

Is that rust between the teeth of the cam gear?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 38,587
Views: 10,254,657
Posted By BMWrider79
Yea, bicycles counter steer also...

Yea, bicycles counter steer also...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 38,587
Views: 10,254,657
Posted By BMWrider79
I may be wrong, but it really looks like he's...

I may be wrong, but it really looks like he's trying to steer the bike into the turn rather than counter steer it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 17,124
Posted By BMWrider79
Hey, that's not fair really. We also like to...

Hey, that's not fair really. We also like to say, 'fuck you' a lot.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,685
Posted By BMWrider79
So have you done that? I've had adventures just...

So have you done that? I've had adventures just ridding from L.A. to S.F.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,685
Posted By BMWrider79
For me it was my father. He, my uncle and...

For me it was my father.

He, my uncle and a few of their friends used to go ride the Blackrock desert for days on end - camping out or stopping by the ranches of people they knew. He has a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 38,587
Views: 10,254,657
Posted By BMWrider79
You are very right in your point about norms. It...

You are very right in your point about norms. It may well be the expected for those riders. Still, they seemed a bit less than proficient.

As to the skill of riders post licensing test - there...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,489
Posted By BMWrider79
We've about three feet of snow here still, but...

We've about three feet of snow here still, but the roads are mostly free of ice and I was able to get the bike out for the first ride of the year even though it was raining and 5 deg C. (I suppose...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,489
Posted By BMWrider79
Ha. Yea, some.

Ha. Yea, some.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,489
Posted By BMWrider79
So.. a lot of snow in Austria at the moment?

So.. a lot of snow in Austria at the moment?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,489
Posted By BMWrider79
It's a '83 BMW R80ST. I bought it when it was on...

It's a '83 BMW R80ST. I bought it when it was on its last leg after spending twenty years living on the streets of Tokyo a few years ago and rebuilt it over three years.

Here's a link to some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,489
Posted By BMWrider79
I wouldn't say it was a test of anything per se....

I wouldn't say it was a test of anything per se. I saw it as questioning if you go riding not because you got caught out or have no better option, but because you want to be riding.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,489
Posted By BMWrider79
I live in Japan so of course I ride in the rain. ...

I live in Japan so of course I ride in the rain. This photo was taken during three days of all day ridding in near nonstop rain

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