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Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By Dooga
She's a beauty!

She's a beauty!
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 937
Posted By Dooga
You had me at hello. Or buongiorno

You had me at hello. Or buongiorno
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,019
Posted By Dooga
They're all gorgeous and need to come to the US ...

They're all gorgeous and need to come to the US

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Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By Dooga
Advice on solar panel battery conditioners?

Any of you guys have any advice on solar panel battery conditioners? I am nowhere near a plug as I park in a lot. I was considering getting a solar panel trickle charger/battery conditioner that I...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By Dooga
What's special about an Oddessy? Yes, I...

What's special about an Oddessy?

Yes, I know, I know. Easier said than bloody done. Yikes! Next time, someone'll steal her.
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By Dooga
She started up right away this morning. Rode down...

She started up right away this morning. Rode down to EUBMW anyway. Khanh checked and the battery is at 60%. Will replace it and get an oil change in a couple weeks. Weird. I'm grateful though....
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By Dooga
I am going to follow your advice. I part in an...

I am going to follow your advice. I part in an outdoor lot for now. Anyone have any advice on a solar charger? Once I can leave on the bike as battery maintenance? Maybe glue/epoxy/screw it to top of...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By Dooga
Cry Battery or alternator on '95 K1100LT

Last week, I ran by new battery out by forgetting my key in the bike, lights and everything else on. Tried to roll start her. Nope. Trickle charged at deep cycle, 2AMP, and no real take in the time I...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By Dooga
Is the battery buggered? Will it never take a...

Is the battery buggered? Will it never take a charge again? The battery was almost new. Will I need to end up bailing on it and need to get a new one?
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By Dooga
Reviving my run down K1100LT batt

I covered my bike with a wet beach towel aster drying her off after a ride après rain and missed the key in the ignition and the bike basically on and draining. Came out 6 hours later and Pōni was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,555
Posted By Dooga
I have no clue how to lock the fork on my K1100LT.

I have no clue how to lock the fork on my K1100LT.
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,921
Posted By Dooga
smallish dual sports.

What about the Kawasaki Super Sherpa -- it's perfect, right? (Also called KL250G, KL250H)
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,921
Posted By Dooga
I recommend against the XR650L or R. Too tall....

I recommend against the XR650L or R. Too tall. Really needy, funny with oil, and it's only air cooled. Get a KLR but the 200s and 400s out there are terrific.


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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-14-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,917
Posted By Dooga
That bike is pretty. Oh, KTM, you could woo me...

That bike is pretty. Oh, KTM, you could woo me from BMW (but not from my K1100LT)


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Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,374
Posted By Dooga
Amen to that. Politics is boring. Be that sexy...

Amen to that. Politics is boring. Be that sexy motorcycle guy in the office.


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Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6,674
Views: 2,673,448
Posted By Dooga
I love reading this. Sent from my iPhone...

I love reading this.


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Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By Dooga
Best rubber for my 95 K11LT?

I've put thousands of miles over this harsh-for-us DC winter and it's time for some new rubber. I want durable and all weather with the quality to handle some 110 mph riding (theoretical, wink). All...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By Dooga
Turns out the previous owner didn't maintain the...

Turns out the previous owner didn't maintain the bike well. Didn't need a fuel pump but did need a new air filter, fuel filter, and 4 spark plugs. She, my 1995 BMW K1100LT now runs like a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By Dooga
Initial diagnosis: air filter. Arrived late so...

Initial diagnosis: air filter. Arrived late so I'll need to return tomorrow but bloody great (initial) news.
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By Dooga
Last time I gassed up the fuel backed up into the...

Last time I gassed up the fuel backed up into the reservoir when I opened the cap. Like bubbled out. Is that a signifier if something?
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By Dooga
OK I'll have him look at filters, socks,...

OK I'll have him look at filters, socks, etcetera, first and then, if the pump is dying, then I'll go OEM. I really like the bike. Thanks again.
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By Dooga
It's probably the fuel pump

OK, it's probably the fuel pump (thanks guys) -- I'll be heading to EUBMW/Quality Automotive & Motorcycle Repair tomorrow to have Khanh look at it to confirm.

Question: An 18-year-old K1100LT:...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By Dooga
That makes a lot of sense. I'll see if that's the...

That makes a lot of sense. I'll see if that's the issue. Need to head over to Bob's BMW.
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By Dooga
K1100LT with Asthma

Bike's running fine except when the revs get to around 4,200 rpm when it seems to peter out, unable to accelerate past around 75-80mph when it starts to decelerate, lose power, until I roll off and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By Dooga
K Bike Down

They dealt with the drop like gentlemen. Classy and awesome. I am so impressed by their generosity and kindness. At Crossroads Cycle. I was rewarded by not being a tool. Brilliant good advice from...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By Dooga
And my guy at the garage wants spray. Is there a...

And my guy at the garage wants spray. Is there a way if getting the color code without having access to the bike? I guess plan B is calling Crossroads and asking.
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By Dooga
Thanks, Leu. Noted.

Thanks, Leu. Noted.
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By Dooga
I know I don't own them. I was very nice to them,...

I know I don't own them. I was very nice to them, in fact. Accidents do happen. Like I said, the bike was already old and well loved and was probably dropped on it's left before.

Actually when...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By Dooga
K Bike Down

Funny story. I hadn't heard about my Kbike (1995 BMW K1100LT) until now because the tech at the garage (Crossroads Cycle, Baileys Crossroads, Falls Church, VA) dropped it in the driveway when he was...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 78,588
Views: 8,597,674
Posted By Dooga
OK, Front = Pirelli MT21; Rear = Dunlop D606 it...

OK, Front = Pirelli MT21; Rear = Dunlop D606 it is. I have stock XRL wheels -- does this mean I need to shop for 3.0-21 on the front and 4.6-18 on the back (it converts to 90/90 and 110-120/90)?
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 78,588
Views: 8,597,674
Posted By Dooga
Barely Legal Tires

I took care of the issue: I now own a 1995 BMW K1100LT touring bike for the roads and an XR650L for the trails. I need a barely-legal set of tires to get from A(home)-B(trail) by my own power (not a...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By Dooga
So far, yes: warm and top-heavy. I guess I like...

So far, yes: warm and top-heavy. I guess I like my bikes like I like my women. I need to have the splines checked. Fluids are good and she runs great but I surely need to get her seriously serviced...
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By Dooga
K1100lt

I was tired of waiting for my Honda XR650L to come back from the shop. I jumped onto Craig's List and now own a mechanically perfect 1995 BMW K1100LT. I ordered the vanity plate 'ICBMW:' my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 78,588
Views: 8,597,674
Posted By Dooga
It looks like there's a pretty good chance that...

It looks like there's a pretty good chance that my poor 2002 XR650L might have had a mortal heart attack with that "blockage" of the oil circulation to the upper ventricle. I was spending all the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 78,588
Views: 8,597,674
Posted By Dooga
Have I already ruined it? Is it really too late? ...

Have I already ruined it? Is it really too late?

What's the prognosis? What's the bottom line, do you think?
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 78,588
Views: 8,597,674
Posted By Dooga
Good news: tiny tail light installed! ...

Good news: tiny tail light installed!

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Forum: Equipment 06-22-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 69,820
Posted By Dooga
Because they protrude a little more I can get a...

Because they protrude a little more I can get a finger up underneath my full-face helmet to secure them if they become un-sealed.

I grossed out a buddy when he caught me putting each earbud into...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 78,588
Views: 8,597,674
Posted By Dooga
Zing

Zing
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 78,588
Views: 8,597,674
Posted By Dooga
Can someone please point me to somewhere that...

Can someone please point me to somewhere that explains how to disassemble and remove the rear fender. I am replacing my rear fender with a brand new OEM. Do I have to remove the seat? This'll be my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 78,588
Views: 8,597,674
Posted By Dooga
You're going to want to check out Sweet Cheeks...

You're going to want to check out Sweet Cheeks butt pads http://cycle-analyst.com/sweetcheeks and carry fuel bottles. I can ride so many more comfortable miles on that simple pad. Cheap but good.
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