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Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By the1mavin
Every time I see one of these I think about...

Every time I see one of these I think about trying to make one for the 1200. If I was just better at welding aluminum I might give it a shot.
...
Forum: Hacks 04-11-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,389
Posted By the1mavin
Thanks DB I guess I'll have to buy a chunk of...

Thanks DB
I guess I'll have to buy a chunk of aluminum and make a pair of adapters large enough for my auto wheels.

I've been changing and balancing the bike wheels for a few years, but have been...
Forum: Hacks 04-10-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,389
Posted By the1mavin
Tire-easy has the T-trac for a few buck less. ...

Tire-easy has the T-trac for a few buck less.
...
Forum: Hacks 04-09-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 19,394
Posted By the1mavin
Thanks I've been trying to find a set of steel...

Thanks
I've been trying to find a set of steel wheels for winter, but have had zero luck. A set of these and some powdercoat might be the way to go.
Forum: Hacks 04-08-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 19,394
Posted By the1mavin
Can you share the details about this wheel? ...

Can you share the details about this wheel? Size, backspacing, hole pattern, etc?

Thanks!
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By the1mavin
I could not figure out a way to work this out...

I could not figure out a way to work this out with Bluetooth in the quality stereo mode. I ran it with the cable for three days of solid downpour last year with zero issues. There was enough rain...
Forum: Hack Vendors 03-17-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,074
Posted By the1mavin
Any chance you have a different URL? This one is...

Any chance you have a different URL? This one is showing "This page may have moved or is no longer available".

Thanks

Found it I think -- Tire on eBay...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By the1mavin
Everything aside from the small handle is...

Everything aside from the small handle is symmetrical, so there is no good reason it wouldn't work.
Forum: Hack Vendors 03-04-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,878
Posted By the1mavin
Jay What am I missing ... How do you make...

Jay

What am I missing ... How do you make all three wheels interchangeable? Custom hub?

Thanks
Forum: Hacks 02-21-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By the1mavin
Can you share any details about the wheel / tire...

Can you share any details about the wheel / tire combo? I've been looking for steel wheels for my DMC rig.

Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By the1mavin
old school...

I use the most old school, big button opener I could find. Throw it in a jacket pocket that you can hit from the outside. I can just mash the pocket and I'm in. Works with my thick winter gloves...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,679
Posted By the1mavin
I've been looking for alternatives and have two...

I've been looking for alternatives and have two on the list.

These get decent review, but to be honest I think they are a bit ugly-...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-14-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13,724
Views: 1,945,444
Posted By the1mavin
Planer is sold. Other stuff is still available.

Planer is sold. Other stuff is still available.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-08-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13,724
Views: 1,945,444
Posted By the1mavin
Question Any wood workers here?

I inherited some woodworking tools and hung on to them thinking that I might use them but they are overkill for my needs and skill levels. My brother was a cabinet maker and maintained his equipment...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-30-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13,724
Views: 1,945,444
Posted By the1mavin
R1200GS - Ohlins

Ohlins shocks for a BMW R1200GS. I purchased them from an inmate last summer and I had them installed on a 2010 for about 8-9000 miles. I never saw any signs that they were blown, but they are...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,800
Posted By the1mavin
For small parts I use the small disposable...

For small parts I use the small disposable plastic bathroom cups. They are great for fasteners. You can write on them if necessary, they're cheap, and they stack up for easy reuse later.
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 884,189
Posted By the1mavin
What Brand/model mill is it?

What Brand/model mill is it?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-25-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,912
Posted By the1mavin
Taos

Michael's Kitchen in Taos
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-06-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By the1mavin
I was up there last weekend. The road was still...

I was up there last weekend. The road was still clear and weather was good. Get up there early in the morning (7'ish) and you'll beat most of the tourists.
Forum: Hacks 08-18-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,691
Posted By the1mavin
No idea what will fit, but they make the...

No idea what will fit, but they make the Progressives for Harley's up to 13" and in quite a few spring rates. Maybe a "heavy duty" or slightly longer shock that would allow you to drop down the...
Forum: Hacks 08-17-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By the1mavin
I've got two 1.75 gal Rotopax on order with...

I've got two 1.75 gal Rotopax on order with locking mounts. I ordered one water and one gas. The current plan is one on each side.



Thanks for the confirmation Jay. I've got a couple nice...
Forum: Hacks 08-15-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By the1mavin
Thanks Drone - I went with the 1.75 Gallon so my...

Thanks Drone - I went with the 1.75 Gallon so my weight will be around 5 lbs. less than yours.

I've just started getting into riding the rig on some dirt the past couple months so I only have a...
Forum: Hacks 08-15-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By the1mavin
Thanks Boondox - I hadn't considered inside the...

Thanks Boondox - I hadn't considered inside the hack, but now that I see yours, it's got me thinking about all that empty space below the seat.
Forum: Hacks 08-15-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By the1mavin
I have not. Unfortunately I work too much so...

I have not. Unfortunately I work too much so personal calls during what most normal people consider business hours rarely happen.

I figured I could email Jay, or just hit the forum and see what...
Forum: Hacks 08-15-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By the1mavin
Question Reinforcement for Rotopax

I've got a couple Rotopax on order, that I plan on mounting on the sides of my DMC hack.

Please share what you've done to reinforce the hack sides to mount them?

Some big washers, sheet of...
Forum: The Garage 08-15-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,895
Posted By the1mavin
Adhesion promoter is the key, I think I found...

Adhesion promoter is the key, I think I found some that allowed the paint to remain flexible as well, so if you twist a plastic part it doesn't just crack off. I've done a ton of classic car...
Forum: Hacks 08-12-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By the1mavin
Same here 888 running 38#. I am also running 38...

Same here 888 running 38#. I am also running 38 in the rear and hack tires (165/80 R15). Makes it easy to remember and wear is very even. The 888 even does "ok" in the mud at 38# (not great, but...
Forum: Hacks 07-29-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,770
Posted By the1mavin
Duncan, Would you mind taking another shot...

Duncan,

Would you mind taking another shot or two of the additional attachment points? I am assuming that it is similar to older cars I've worked on where the bar attaches to the chassis with...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,184
Posted By the1mavin
Beware, there are a lot of taps around here like...

Beware, there are a lot of taps around here like that, which are non-potable water.

All the water conservation has people using whatever water they can to keep the grass alive, much of it isn't...
Forum: Hacks 06-07-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,934
Posted By the1mavin
I just pulled off a 110 880 and installed a 100...

I just pulled off a 110 880 and installed a 100 888 this past weekend. The 888 100 was just a hair larger in diameter than the bald 880 110.

I got around 10,000 mi. out of the 880. We'll see...
Forum: Hacks 06-05-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 33,133
Posted By the1mavin
I see - the car wheels on my bike would require a...

I see - the car wheels on my bike would require a serious adapter.
Forum: Hacks 06-04-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 33,133
Posted By the1mavin
davebig, Do you balance your tires? ...

davebig,

Do you balance your tires?

Just curious - I had mine done by a shop last time because I don't have a way to balance the car wheels.

Thanks!
Forum: Hacks 06-02-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 52,741
Posted By the1mavin
I was actually talking about something like this...

I was actually talking about something like this with the monkey last week. I was going from sitting to standing constantly on a jeep trail. In one of the real long sections where I was standing a...
Forum: Hacks 05-30-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,894
Posted By the1mavin
There's one on eBay right now in Washington

There's one on eBay right now in Washington
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,155
Posted By the1mavin
Clamps

I haven't done the BMW swap yet, but last time I bought the clamps I just picked up an assortment pack on Amazon for around $20.
Forum: Hacks 05-21-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By the1mavin
Hitting some dirt in New Mexico and Colorado

All,
I've been digging thru the GPS section and am not finding anything that screams - "my hack will fit on that trail". Can anyone recommend some short runs (day trip) in the dirt for me?

I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By the1mavin
Thanks Rusty I just found this page that has...

Thanks Rusty

I just found this page that has some good details, including info on the relocation of the plug.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By the1mavin
Two connectors under the oil cooler

Sorry if I missed it, but I've been reading thread after thread. I have a 2010 GS. There are two connectors under the beak, by the oil cooler.

Both have two wires. One plug looks like it is...
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 916
Posted By the1mavin
This is what I have and combine them with a...

This is what I have and combine them with a ratchet strap on the mag wheel spoke(s) and one of the three arms on the No-mar. Obviously the strap isn't going to help with spokes.

The real key to...
Forum: Hacks 04-29-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By the1mavin
Dana - Where can I get the Vredestein M&S in...

Dana - Where can I get the Vredestein M&S in Denver?

Thanks!
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