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Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 297,899
Posted By Weird Bug
Thanks Fred. I'll start small and work my way up.

Thanks Fred. I'll start small and work my way up.
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 297,899
Posted By Weird Bug
Warning Light with triangle and !

I have the yellow warning light and LCD warning light on with the "!" inside, coupled with "LAMP." However, all my "lamps" appear to be working correctly. Did CANBUS make a bad bulb work for me? ...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 297,899
Posted By Weird Bug
Just did that for 5,000 miles and it was great. ...

Just did that for 5,000 miles and it was great. Way better than the stock screen.
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,595
Posted By Weird Bug
If you have not yet decided on a hammock I have a...

If you have not yet decided on a hammock I have a Warbonnet Blackbird for sale (1.1 oz, double layer, straps, and a camo tarp). Very packable as I used it on a recent motorcycle trip.

I haven't...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 297,899
Posted By Weird Bug
Sounds like a demo with that low of miles. As...

Sounds like a demo with that low of miles. As long as it was broken in properly not bad bike. Price it decent, but for that it would be good to get bags (hard panniers) with it.
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 297,899
Posted By Weird Bug
Jeremy: I currently use Blackstone Labs...

Jeremy:

I currently use Blackstone Labs http://www.blackstone-labs.com/

I've used another in the past, but cannot remember the name. Blackstone was $25 for the analysis, but I added $10 for...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 297,899
Posted By Weird Bug
Saving 50% on oil and filter for my R

That's a snarky way to say that I change my oil at the recommended miles (6,000) as opposed to the 3,000 that some suggest or recommend. I often hear that "oil is cheap, but a motor is not." Even...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 297,899
Posted By Weird Bug
Power

I think that my 2011 R1200R has more power than my 2006 Ducati ST3s (dyno at 105 hp). The ST3s was awesome at 100+ mph and the R1200R is awesome below 70 mph. I'll take the BMW though. Plus I can...
Forum: Americas 07-11-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,107
Posted By Weird Bug
Good advice - I will go ahead and double my...

Good advice - I will go ahead and double my order, and I have soft tie downs as well. The Badger doesn't offer tie-downs, but sells them if you need them.




This is their 60th year...
Forum: Americas 07-10-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,107
Posted By Weird Bug
SS Badger Ferry Tie-Downs

I'm packing two tie-downs for the trip, but wonder if four are necessary in order to keep the bike from moving forward or back. They sell tie-downs for $13, but I have my own and would prefer to...
Forum: The Garage 07-09-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,484
Posted By Weird Bug
My head is already gone, but the body and bike...

My head is already gone, but the body and bike remain here until Friday. However, the feeling that you get when you walk out of the work place, throw the leg over the loaded bike, and start 'er up...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,484
Posted By Weird Bug
You just reminded me of my second mistake. ...

You just reminded me of my second mistake. Really not a mistake, but forgotten item. I had my oil sample bottle ready and then forgot to take a sample:eek1 Must be the heat and humidity - or the...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,484
Posted By Weird Bug
Always my practice! Thanks for the good...

Always my practice!

Thanks for the good information.
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,484
Posted By Weird Bug
Yes, thanks guys. Sometimes one can overthink...

Yes, thanks guys. Sometimes one can overthink these things:cry and I appreciate the reassurance.

On the cold temp startup, again - it will be started once in the morning and be warm all day. ...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,484
Posted By Weird Bug
20w50 instead of 5w50, 5w40, 10w50 - mistake?

I just changed the oil and filter on my 2011 BMW R1200R (oil/air-cooled camhead boxer) and used my Amsoil at 20w-50. I used that brand and weight in my Ducati (was recommended) and if I remember...
Forum: Americas 07-05-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Weird Bug
Slightly off topic, but it can be 85 degrees F...

Slightly off topic, but it can be 85 degrees F and humid one minute and drop significantly the next once you get near the coast. I camped at Wolf Point (along the Bay of Fundy) and had everthing I...
Forum: Americas 07-05-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Weird Bug
I can only help with the eastern part of that...

I can only help with the eastern part of that trip. I've been from upper Michigan east to Nova Scotia via Montreal. Also, between Syracuse and Detroit via London Ontario (prefer crossing in...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 297,899
Posted By Weird Bug
My 2011 has ASC. I've had a '06 GS and 07'...

My 2011 has ASC.

I've had a '06 GS and 07' RT (and a 2009 800 ST) and much prefer my R over these. Now, I like to be more open to the elements so that's one reason why. If you want great...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By Weird Bug
PMing you now!

PMing you now!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By Weird Bug
Buy ya a beer! - GS 911 Access

I am eventually going to buy a GS-911 diagnostic tool, but doing so just prior to my summer vacation will hurt the bank too much. So, if any of you R1200X guys have one and you are along my route...
Forum: Americas 07-01-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By Weird Bug
Thanks Sleazy Rider - that looks like an "add on"...

Thanks Sleazy Rider - that looks like an "add on" for next summer.
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 297,899
Posted By Weird Bug
We didn't hear back from you after your previous...

We didn't hear back from you after your previous post so figured you were having a great ride!

I'll be doing the same thing (almost) in two weeks! Leaving FLA on the 12th and will be in MI on...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 297,899
Posted By Weird Bug
Page 4!

Wow, I had to dig down to page 4 in Road Warriors to find you guys. You must ride a lot (that is ride as opposed to type) :rofl

Update on the 12,000 mile valve check for those that are...
Forum: Americas 06-22-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By Weird Bug
If I had more time I'd probably turn left from...

If I had more time I'd probably turn left from Michigan to go out west instead of right to Central NY. I would like to experience the Plains states, but I find if I am rushed that it gets tiring and...
Forum: Americas 06-20-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By Weird Bug
Oh if I had an extra week and a dual sport bike...

Oh if I had an extra week and a dual sport bike (light weight) I'd be exploring as you suggest. I'll be on my BMW R1200R. I have ridden a mountain bike from Munising to Copper Harbor offroad 90% of...
Forum: Americas 06-20-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By Weird Bug
Yes, we plan on taking the SS Badger over to...

Yes, we plan on taking the SS Badger over to Manitowoc (if I understand your question correctly). Up from there through Iron Mountain to Copper Harbor. Then to Mackinaw Island and back to Detroit....
Forum: Americas 06-20-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Posted By Weird Bug
You might be underestimating the time it will...

You might be underestimating the time it will take on the BRP. The average posted speed is 30 mph (Skyline is as much as 45mph if I remember correctly). The rangers say that people average 22 mph. ...
Forum: Americas 06-20-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By Weird Bug
Where do you pick up that I was "all negative and...

Where do you pick up that I was "all negative and dismissive" ?? Or that I "expressed an opinion" ?

I'm open to the question of riding in that area. If it is flat and straight I don't want to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,999
Posted By Weird Bug
Was wheeling my Ducati in the garage the other...

Was wheeling my Ducati in the garage the other day thinking to myself "I have never dropped this beautiful bike in 21,000 miles." Two minutes later it rolled forward off the not fully deployed quick...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 297,899
Posted By Weird Bug
The one that is 28 miles away had to order. The...

The one that is 28 miles away had to order. The one that is 58 miles away had three (I need 2). I ordered from max bmw, but now I got an email saying they were out of stock and will need to order -...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 297,899
Posted By Weird Bug
Fudge: Now that I can input the numbers I...

Fudge:

Now that I can input the numbers I see that you have formulas in there! AWESOME - thanks! (answers my earlier question)


EDIT - have any of you ordered these online and had them...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 297,899
Posted By Weird Bug
David R.: You goin' through Canada or...

David R.:

You goin' through Canada or staying in the US? If you have the space and time both coasts of Michigan are nice riding. I especially like the Traverse City area, up through Charlevoix,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 297,899
Posted By Weird Bug
That is helpful Fudge. I will fill that in...

That is helpful Fudge. I will fill that in before I call the dealer.

Is it your experience that if the measurement is out by .05 you simply get a shim .05 bigger (or smaller depending on where...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 297,899
Posted By Weird Bug
Valve Shim Question - R1200R (2011)

Doing 12,000 mile service. The valves are as follows (I rounded up slightly since the feeler gauge was a bit loose):

Exhaust (specs .30-.40)
.381 (didn't remove to check shim)
.381 (didn't...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 297,899
Posted By Weird Bug
I got a CooCase for about $60. Not as nice as...

I got a CooCase for about $60. Not as nice as the BMW case, but for the money it cannot be beat. I think it fits the look of the bike well too. I leave it on all the time and love having the area...
Forum: Americas 06-12-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By Weird Bug
Sandman: Nice pictures. Getting me to...

Sandman:

Nice pictures. Getting me to think about turning left at Michigan to go there as opposed to right over to NY. I amy not have enough time to relax and enjoy the ride though so I am...
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 297,899
Posted By Weird Bug
Part of the tint restriction is so that they can...

Part of the tint restriction is so that they can see into your car. At least that was for those of us living in Detroit. Guess they wanted to see what kind of guns we were carrying.
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 297,899
Posted By Weird Bug
Definately interesting. It does make me scratch...

Definately interesting. It does make me scratch my head and ask "do you like it?" The answer is yes - - and no, but yes...but...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 297,899
Posted By Weird Bug
They don't look bad, but the stock bags look...

They don't look bad, but the stock bags look better.

I looked at the Givi's (thought about getting them) and they look great from the side, but from the rear no way.

IMHO the stock bags look...
Forum: Americas 05-23-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By Weird Bug
The trip (in more detail) actually involves...

The trip (in more detail) actually involves crossing at Ludington, up to Copper Harbor, down to Mackinaw Island, and back to Detroit. I'll drop off my daughter there and then head back out west by...
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