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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 11:49 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 94,965
Posted By beemerphile
Same here. My current bikes range from 54 to 90...

Same here. My current bikes range from 54 to 90 hp and the 90 hp bike seems plenty fast to me. But it is sorta like having a girl that is plenty good looking. You know the story, then one comes...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 94,965
Posted By beemerphile
Do a valve adjustment on a Multistrada and a...

Do a valve adjustment on a Multistrada and a R1200RS and get back to me. Even if a minority, some owners feel that the boxer is a better option, and this owner (who is also an engineer) is glad that...
Forum: Face plant 12-19-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 989
Posted By beemerphile
Well since you found parts of other bikes in your...

Well since you found parts of other bikes in your LZ, there must be something going on there. Camber change? A small rise that would unload the tires? Traction anomolies?

BTW, you crashed my...
Forum: Americas 12-19-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,061
Posted By beemerphile
Electrics? Whazzat? ...

Electrics? Whazzat?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovwIx-tVV8A
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,277
Posted By beemerphile
I caught a set of Hippo Hands just as they were...

I caught a set of Hippo Hands just as they were closing up shop. If it is really cold and you are on a long trip, it will not even occur to you how absolutely ugly they are. Don't need them? in two...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,203
Posted By beemerphile
Pri-G for me. Insanely concentrated and works...

Pri-G for me. Insanely concentrated and works well.
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 293,688
Posted By beemerphile
Covered Bridges

Today's theme was covered bridges. First up was the Elder Mill Bridge in Oconee County near Watkinsville, GA...

http://beemerphile.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Rides/i-3hPF5HX/0/L/aaelder-L.jpg
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Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 293,688
Posted By beemerphile
A lot of folks have ridden a lot of miles with...

A lot of folks have ridden a lot of miles with them. It is quite well attached and does not flutter or flap. It is attached to the bike in seven places. If you rode one, I think you would change...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 293,688
Posted By beemerphile
I have picked the NC to be my "it's too damned...

I have picked the NC to be my "it's too damned cold to ride but I'm gonna ride anyway" bike this winter. She is sporting a set of NLA Hippo Hands and a Tucano Urbano Gaucho Lap Robe from stylish...
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,224
Posted By beemerphile
For future reference, strapping the bowl clip in...

For future reference, strapping the bowl clip in the forward position with a small wire tie will prevent having a Groundhog Day on this (as will a good set of Mikunis).

(Mikuni carbs were invented...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 293,688
Posted By beemerphile
Man only suffered pride. Bike suffered...

Man only suffered pride. Bike suffered HONDABIKEPRO shifter, homemade wind deflector, driving light, and sidecase rash. I repaired and repainted the bags and sold them to one of the NC Forum crowd....
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 293,688
Posted By beemerphile
Nah. It is about as tall without it.

Nah. It is about as tall without it.
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 293,688
Posted By beemerphile
Lots of folks like 'em Jeff. If you don't mind...

Lots of folks like 'em Jeff. If you don't mind changing rears pretty rapidly, a TKC set would be nice. However, most of us ride these things mostly on roads and very occasionally on what you would...
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 293,688
Posted By beemerphile
I think a matching set of TKC80's would have been...

I think a matching set of TKC80's would have been better, except that my trip length meant that a rear TKC80 would not have made the distance. So, I opted for the K60. It definitely made the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 293,688
Posted By beemerphile
I am glad to finally be taking the Heidenau K60...

I am glad to finally be taking the Heidenau K60 and TKC80 off of my NC. I doubt that I will run them again in the future. I put them on for a trip to upper Quebec and while the TKC80 performed...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-07-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,968
Posted By beemerphile
10,000 signatures (up from 5,000) and a...

10,000 signatures (up from 5,000) and a bureaucrat will "respond". In similar form to where the petition to legalize marijuana was "responded to" by someone from the DEA, I would expect this one to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-05-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 468,813
Posted By beemerphile
Manicouagan area of Quebec with my NC700x this...

Manicouagan area of Quebec with my NC700x this summer

http://beemerphile.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Lenita/i-HMvZt5G/0/L/bibler-L.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9,922
Views: 2,037,164
Posted By beemerphile
An old black man came over to look at my bike at...

An old black man came over to look at my bike at a rest stop. He leaned over and looked at the speedometer and said...

"Ain't no way I'd go a hundred n sixty mile an hour on something I got to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,522
Posted By beemerphile
I have been riding R100RS's since 1977 (still...

I have been riding R100RS's since 1977 (still have it) and currently have a 1992. As I have aged, the original riding posture has suited me less - until I changed to the K-RS bars. Now it fits me...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,153
Posted By beemerphile
Is the driveway properly crowned? A flat gravel...

Is the driveway properly crowned? A flat gravel driveway is going to pothole from now on.
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 22,036
Posted By beemerphile
Begging for an update on a closed process differs...

Begging for an update on a closed process differs greatly from having a voice.
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 22,036
Posted By beemerphile
Greg, You seem quite qualified and the...

Greg,

You seem quite qualified and the result will likely be a dramatic improvement, and likely worth waiting for, however "go sit down and be quiet while we rebuild ABC with a few of the current...
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 22,036
Posted By beemerphile
Cy, The rule states "2/3 of the board and...

Cy,

The rule states "2/3 of the board and airmarshals". Three of five board members is only 60% and less than 2/3. Assuming all board members voting, it would take four of them to surpass the...
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 22,036
Posted By beemerphile
That last amendment was a zinger turning it into...

That last amendment was a zinger turning it into a board member centric organization. Members have essentially no clout at all and no ability to effect change, other than electing an AM (which three...
Forum: Vendors 09-03-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 36,803
Posted By beemerphile
I have. The block is made from common diodes. ...

I have. The block is made from common diodes. Or, you can move the block provided with the kit into an intermediate cable. You could do this by cutting off the cable clamps (which are way to big...
Forum: Vendors 08-25-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 36,803
Posted By beemerphile
That is easy enough to create if you are careful...

That is easy enough to create if you are careful with wire gauge and make sure that the blocking diodes are correctly in the circuit. Since I already have tender plugs (either SAE or Powerlet) on...
Forum: Vendors 08-24-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 36,803
Posted By beemerphile
Expired yesterday. They must have let it slip up...

Expired yesterday. They must have let it slip up on them.

Amazon has pretty much the full line...
...
Forum: Vendors 08-22-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 36,803
Posted By beemerphile
Mine saved my bacon out solo riding and camping...

Mine saved my bacon out solo riding and camping in Quebec last week. The unit has huge battery clips which I exchanged for smaller ones. I would have had to remove the battery to jump it with the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-19-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,524
Posted By beemerphile
^^^ This. Mine saved my bacon just last week. ...

^^^ This. Mine saved my bacon just last week. And echo the kudos to Mrs. Bartron. You rock!
Forum: Airheads 08-09-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 34,273
Posted By beemerphile
That is one opinion. Some se the PM system as...

That is one opinion. Some se the PM system as more desirable because they charge at lower engine speeds and there are no brushes to maintain (or fail). The parts count and complexity of the system...
Forum: Vendors 08-07-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 241,089
Posted By beemerphile
Never had a Lufty... does it still use the OEM...

Never had a Lufty... does it still use the OEM headlight bucket? I'm wondering how it does without air circulation from the outside.
Forum: Vendors 08-07-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 241,089
Posted By beemerphile
Pardon if this is 205 for the 76 page thread - I...

Pardon if this is 205 for the 76 page thread - I admit to A.D.D., but will the H4 unit fit and operate properly with the fully enclosed headlight bucket of a BMW /6 or RS/RT model?
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,265
Posted By beemerphile
Ain't nothing for me to whup somebody's ass.

Ain't nothing for me to whup somebody's ass.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,614
Posted By beemerphile
Send me the Big Ruckus and keep the HD200 for...

Send me the Big Ruckus and keep the HD200 for yourself.

badda bing, badda boom... everyone's happy.
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By beemerphile
Amazon and Moosejaw still have a few of the...

Amazon and Moosejaw still have a few of the discontinued footprints left for them. It looks like the NX footprint is an inch wider than the 2013 model.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By beemerphile
The flat washers between the caliper halves seem...

The flat washers between the caliper halves seem to be unavailable from BMW. The equivalent Tokico part from a Kawasaki site is:...

PACKING,SEAL,6.5X11.5X2.2 Kawasaki tem: 43049-1004

I had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,396
Posted By beemerphile
I just did that. What a difference it makes. I...

I just did that. What a difference it makes. I am moving my four bikes over from State Farm effective October 1st. (I am leaving for Labrador-Newfoundland next week and didn't want to make the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,396
Posted By beemerphile
That is about what State Farm gets out of me for...

That is about what State Farm gets out of me for four.



Will do, and likewise please.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,396
Posted By beemerphile
I will check with Progressive on Monday. I am...

I will check with Progressive on Monday. I am not a fan of Peter Lewis or Flo, but one of them is gone now and the other is imaginary, so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,396
Posted By beemerphile
That's the kind of thing I was hoping to hear. ...

That's the kind of thing I was hoping to hear. thanks.
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