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Forum: 2 smokers 09-27-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,256
Posted By DirtMerchant
Tim, Thanks, the RGV was crashed and parked,...

Tim,

Thanks, the RGV was crashed and parked, plastics are in a box but most damaged; tank has a couple dents that someone with talent may be able to get out.

About 22000klms, bike was...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-24-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,256
Posted By DirtMerchant
Garage find advice request

One of my neighbors saw me pulling my bike trailer last week, he says hey, I have a couple old motorcycles sitting in my garage and needs help to move them when he was able to dig them out.

The...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,543
Posted By DirtMerchant
I've gone the u-haul route in the past with mixed...

I've gone the u-haul route in the past with mixed reviews

I bought a Aluma MC10 open trailer and while it is motorcycle specific it has an extruded aluminum deck and is pretty versatile.

If a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 343,770
Posted By DirtMerchant
I had a similar problem with my 2005 R12GS,...

I had a similar problem with my 2005 R12GS, turned out to be a switch in the hand break was bad. I sold the bike a couple years ago and I don't have my paperwork to see what it was now.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By DirtMerchant
JVB Productions produces DVD Instructional Videos...

JVB Productions produces DVD Instructional Videos http://www.jimvonbaden.com

I have used these on both my Hexhead and Camhead with no issues and pretty well covers the major services. I have no...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 343,770
Posted By DirtMerchant
It is technically factory, just not available...

It is technically factory, just not available from the factory.... :D

I thought about painting it but you really don't notice it from a normal viewing angle. Maybe I will hit it with a matte...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 343,770
Posted By DirtMerchant
I put a GS skidplate on my 2011 ...

I put a GS skidplate on my 2011
http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx255/Dirtmerchant_motophotos/photo1-3.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 343,770
Posted By DirtMerchant
Steve, Buy the newest one you can afford...

Steve,

Buy the newest one you can afford because there are subtle changes "improvements" made nearly every year. I would be less worried about milage then I would be about lack of maintenance...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-26-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By DirtMerchant
Sorry to hear about your loss; been there done...

Sorry to hear about your loss; been there done that.

Let your BMW dealer know about the theft and ask them if they can flag the VIN on BMW's system.

I had a John Deere tractor stolen years...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-06-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,019
Posted By DirtMerchant
Weekend in the Keys - Need advice on room and fishing charters

Hey guys and gals, Dirtwife and I are planning a long weekend in the Keys.

Criteria:

Between Islamorada and Big Pine

Room must be on the water, Gulf or Ocean side and not a dump

We want...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-06-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,388
Posted By DirtMerchant
You may also want to check with Jeff at Gulf...

You may also want to check with Jeff at Gulf Coast in Ft Myers too; great family run shop.

http://www.gcmotorcycles.com/new_vehicle_inventory.asp
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-17-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6,074
Views: 480,371
Posted By DirtMerchant
Selling my sons KLX110, bought it used last year...

Selling my sons KLX110, bought it used last year but unfortunatly he is not into it.....

I will hold until Christmas and arrange delivery with Santa :deal

2009 Kawasaki KLX 110
White...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-21-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By DirtMerchant
H.D. Sorry about the loss of your Dad. ...

H.D.

Sorry about the loss of your Dad.

We have had good luck renting using VRBO.com It takes some time but we have always been happy and since you are dealing direct with the owner you can...
Forum: Vendors 11-15-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,942
Posted By DirtMerchant
Highly recommended

Feedback after dealing with Leo:

After several months of procrastination I finally got around to sending my scrap gold to Lobby. He was very responsive in with his communication, evaluated my...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-09-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By DirtMerchant
Don't forget about the guys in Fort Myers at Gulf...

Don't forget about the guys in Fort Myers at Gulf Coast Motorcycles (http://www.gcmotorcycles.com/default.asp) Good guys and gals who care about their customers.

I bought my RT at BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,078
Posted By DirtMerchant
I have used Permatex Exhaust Sealer several times...

I have used Permatex Exhaust Sealer several times on my R12GS Exhaust between Remus Header and stock can and an aftermarket can with good results. I picked it up at local Advance Auto Parts store
...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,605
Posted By DirtMerchant
+1

+1
Forum: Vendors 07-21-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,032
Posted By DirtMerchant
I have read where some people us the GS911 to...

I have read where some people us the GS911 to lock the steppers while doing the TB Sync. I've not tried doing it that way myself, maybe next time I will see there is any difference.
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,527
Posted By DirtMerchant
C, I have had a couple Nolan helmets, great...

C,

I have had a couple Nolan helmets, great lids but noisier as all modular helmets are. My N102 had an external sunshield which as a source of some of the noise.

I looked at Scorpion...
Forum: Vendors 07-18-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,032
Posted By DirtMerchant
Show how to build a Manometer and how to use it...

Show how to build a Manometer and how to use it to balance the TB with and without a GS911
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 343,770
Posted By DirtMerchant
+2

+2
Forum: Vendors 07-16-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,032
Posted By DirtMerchant
Thumb Jim, I had your Hexhead DVD when I owned my...

Jim,

I had your Hexhead DVD when I owned my 05 R12GS and now have the Camhead DVD for my 11 RT, very good work.

I would like an in-depth instructional DVD on using the GS911. Not just how to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 343,770
Posted By DirtMerchant
Thanks for the feedback on the Z8's, I am needing...

Thanks for the feedback on the Z8's, I am needing a new set on my RT and trying to decide between the Z8's, PR3's and Conti Road Attacks.....

Living in SWFLA I am riding on the straight and flat...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,909
Posted By DirtMerchant
I am real happy with my Aluma MC10; it is a...

I am real happy with my Aluma MC10; it is a single bike trailer but they make two bike models too. They are a little spendy but can be found used on CraigsList and if in good condition will last a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,081
Posted By DirtMerchant
I don't trailer my bikes a lot but when I do, I'm...

I don't trailer my bikes a lot but when I do, I'm loving' my ALUMA (http://www.alumaklm.com/motorcycle-trailers) MC10....... :D
...
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,239
Posted By DirtMerchant
I use Nitrogen in all my vehicle tires but it's...

I use Nitrogen in all my vehicle tires but it's free at my local Costco and they have a nice digital dispenser :deal
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 159,858
Posted By DirtMerchant
http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx255/Dirtmerch...

http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx255/Dirtmerchant_motophotos/photo1-3.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By DirtMerchant
Thanks guys, I think I will put it up for sale...

Thanks guys, I think I will put it up for sale and leave well enough alone....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By DirtMerchant
Hexhead to Camhead Remus exhaust interchangeability

I have a full Remus System for a HEXhead, I will be getting a CAMhead soon.

It isn't clear if I can just remove the cable from the servo for the flapper and use the old one or if I will need a...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-28-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1,098
Views: 74,897
Posted By DirtMerchant
While I have never had the pleasure of meeting FL...

While I have never had the pleasure of meeting FL Pepper, I think she would make a great Tag-O-Rama Administrator.

I herby second the nomination :freaky
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-28-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,098
Views: 74,897
Posted By DirtMerchant
Just for the record, I like the idea of multiple...

Just for the record, I like the idea of multiple tags.

Primarily because I spend most of my free time with the family and can't devote a day to riding several hundred miles to look for a tag....
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,261
Posted By DirtMerchant
I'm not having much luck getting my hands clean...

I'm not having much luck getting my hands clean this evening, I had a tube of HondaBond 4 burst while I was kneading it.... :eek1 What a mess that was, I grabbed the paper towels, they just went to...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,305
Posted By DirtMerchant
I have an Aluma MC1, real happy with it and would...

I have an Aluma MC1, real happy with it and would buy it or another Aluma again.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-19-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,012
Posted By DirtMerchant
NOT IN FLA but I've bought Klim gear several...

NOT IN FLA but I've bought Klim gear several times from the Bombers @ ATOMIC MOTO (http://www.atomic-moto.com/servlet/the-Klim-cln-Klim-Pants/Categories)

Great guys. :thumb
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,988
Posted By DirtMerchant
I sure like my Big Agnes Seedhouse SL3 :deal

I sure like my Big Agnes Seedhouse SL3 :deal
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By DirtMerchant
Call Rainy Pass Repair (http://rainypass.com/) I...

Call Rainy Pass Repair (http://rainypass.com/) I have never had them do a repair but I have gotten parts from them. I hear they do work :deal

This from their website: Rainy Pass Repair, Inc. is...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-03-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2,535
Views: 180,360
Posted By DirtMerchant
I probably won't get one for a while, I just...

I probably won't get one for a while, I just don't have time to justify it between family, work and other interests......

Sorry to hear about the family issues, that would be really hard to...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-02-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2,535
Views: 180,360
Posted By DirtMerchant
Cool pics Alex, sold the KTM a few weeks ago and...

Cool pics Alex, sold the KTM a few weeks ago and looking at these have me wanting another DS.....
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,355
Posted By DirtMerchant
If you haven't already, you may want to venture...

If you haven't already, you may want to venture over to MRN (http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php) to see if anyone there knows.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-05-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 17,390
Posted By DirtMerchant
No doubt about it, Karma is a real bitch. ...

No doubt about it, Karma is a real bitch.

About ten years ago some dirtbag broke into my families business, stole everything from Post-It Notes to the A/C units off the buildings; about $20,000...
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