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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:16 PM
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Posted By beemerjim
I've got a r1150rt, and a r1150r. I tole ya I was...

I've got a r1150rt, and a r1150r. I tole ya I was a sick man. The way I see it, you need a B.U.B (back up bike) for every situation. Our season is too short to waste any of it waiting for parts, or...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,147
Posted By beemerjim
Me too!! In fact I got 2 klr's just to make...

Me too!!
In fact I got 2 klr's just to make sure I always have one to ride when I'm working on one. ;-)
The beemer mostly gets relegated to 2-up duty.
Be careful-it's a sickness that creeps up...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-15-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5,323
Views: 364,182
Posted By beemerjim
Ir never ceases to amaze me how a small state...

Ir never ceases to amaze me how a small state like Massachusetts can have such a variety of neat stuff.

JIm

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Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1,977
Views: 302,959
Posted By beemerjim
Tbrown Thanks for the info-from someone who...

Tbrown

Thanks for the info-from someone who knows and isn't trying to sell me something. That, and Hondo's picture of the new RT, kinda makes me want to go shopping...but I'm a little askeered of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-06-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 17,575
Posted By beemerjim
I went riding around out there today. Found so...

I went riding around out there today. Found so many good roads and interesting stuff on the way there that I didn't get as much time in that area is I wanted. 8 hours and a tank of gas later I've had...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-05-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 17,575
Posted By beemerjim
Maz I'm looking forward to the list. There's...

Maz
I'm looking forward to the list. There's hardly a bad road out there, so the "adventure" ought to be a blast.


JIm
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,147
Posted By beemerjim
Nice writeup Jim, Thanks. (I quoted it 'cause...

Nice writeup Jim, Thanks.
(I quoted it 'cause it's worth reading twice.)


JIm


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Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,977
Views: 302,959
Posted By beemerjim
Two things BMW has had a hard time getting right...

Two things BMW has had a hard time getting right over the years---Side stands & seats. There's probably others, but Those two stand out as fairly easy to overcome, And. yet on my rt the sidestand is...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1,977
Views: 302,959
Posted By beemerjim
Enjoy your trip-23 days? I envy you. Jim ...

Enjoy your trip-23 days? I envy you.


Jim


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Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,977
Views: 302,959
Posted By beemerjim
So-it's not just me that thinks the 1150rt's are...

So-it's not just me that thinks the 1150rt's are one of the best looking bikes? That fairing works pretty good too.
I must admit I kinda liked the Honda Pacific Coast, but apparently they never...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-15-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4,611
Views: 416,125
Posted By beemerjim
Yep--I thought so too. Too cheap, too pretty, no...

Yep--I thought so too. Too cheap, too pretty, no phone #.
It's in Pensacola too.


jim


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Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,147
Posted By beemerjim
I think a Heattroller does just that. I can run...

I think a Heattroller does just that. I can run my jacket liner, heated glove liners (not heated gloves), and gps all day long on a gen 1 no problem.


Jim


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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-06-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5,323
Views: 364,182
Posted By beemerjim
Wha??? Good one! Made me look twice. ...

Wha???
Good one! Made me look twice.


JIm


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Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 292,251
Posted By beemerjim
I got me one of them SV650's. Damn hooligan bike....

I got me one of them SV650's. Damn hooligan bike. Such a lightweight bike with 70 horsepower requires more self control than I can sometimes muster up.
;-)


JIm
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 292,251
Posted By beemerjim
I was left with no servo, no abs, and no linked...

I was left with no servo, no abs, and no linked brakes. ie brakes just like my '04 r1150r came with. Don 't miss any of them.

The servo was especially treacherous going slow on loose gravel.
I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 292,251
Posted By beemerjim
Ah yes--They, unfortunately, can't do the servo...

Ah yes--They, unfortunately, can't do the servo units-or at least couldn't do them earlier this year, so I did a servoabsectomy. Very happy with the results.


Jim


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Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 292,251
Posted By beemerjim
Please tell about the $300 fix. I pulled the...

Please tell about the $300 fix. I pulled the servo unit on my 02 rt, but am not familiar with the non'servo abs failures and cures.
Thanks



JIm


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Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,147
Posted By beemerjim
Yep I got a pair a few weeks ago. The flat...

Yep
I got a pair a few weeks ago. The flat part you would mount stuff to is approx 13" long X 8" high. They seem to be well made, rugged, and fit well. Although I haven't actually crashed on...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-19-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5,323
Views: 364,182
Posted By beemerjim
Interesting article on Blood farm if you google...

Interesting article on Blood farm if you google it.




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Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,147
Posted By beemerjim
I've been using a Twinair, 'cause that's what...

I've been using a Twinair, 'cause that's what they had at my local dealer. No complaints, but I don't know any better.


JIm



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Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,147
Posted By beemerjim
It has been mentioned here before, but may bear...

It has been mentioned here before, but may bear mentioning again. K75 BMW shims are the same, (and cheaper than Kawasaki ones), so if you have a bmw dealer near you, you may be able to get them...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,147
Posted By beemerjim
Good point on the brakes Astrolump. Jim ...

Good point on the brakes Astrolump.


Jim


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Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,147
Posted By beemerjim
Seat Concepts The spring was the for the bike,...

Seat Concepts
The spring was the for the bike, (kept it from bottoming out) and the seat was for me.
The subframe bolt kit was for peace of mind.
All well worth it.


JIm
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,147
Posted By beemerjim
To improve mine, I got a new rear spring, new...

To improve mine, I got a new rear spring, new seat,(Big difference) and replaced the subframe bolts for peace of mind.

JIm




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Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,147
Posted By beemerjim
Cool magnet! Where'd ya get that? And what's the...

Cool magnet! Where'd ya get that? And what's the deal with the handle? Is it electromagnetic ?



JIm


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Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,147
Posted By beemerjim
I'd check the float bowl drain 1st, just 'cause...

I'd check the float bowl drain 1st, just 'cause it's easiest. Then, if you've got gas there, you could try squirting a little into the carb through the air box. If it doesn't fire then, I'd check for...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-22-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5,323
Views: 364,182
Posted By beemerjim
Was right up that way yesterday and forgot where...

Was right up that way yesterday and forgot where it was. apparently my bike was in gear ok, my head , not so much.


JIm


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Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1,977
Views: 302,959
Posted By beemerjim
I believe the "choke" is really just a fast idle...

I believe the "choke" is really just a fast idle anyway, and doesn't actually choke anything.






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Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1,977
Views: 302,959
Posted By beemerjim
My RT is an 02 also. If I can be of any help let...

My RT is an 02 also. If I can be of any help let me know.
I generally use both brakes at the same time, but if I'm just about to stop, or on gravel I favor the back, while at speed I favor the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,977
Views: 302,959
Posted By beemerjim
Don't know, but I doubt it, as the whole pump...

Don't know, but I doubt it, as the whole pump unit is gone, and originally all the plumbing went into it and was sorted and redistributed from there. That thing weighed 12 lbs, and sat high- Don't...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,977
Views: 302,959
Posted By beemerjim
ABSectomy is done & I've put a couple hundred...

ABSectomy is done & I've put a couple hundred miles on. It's like a new bike. The brakes are the way they should have come out of the factory, without the servo, and unlinked.
There is of course no...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 292,251
Posted By beemerjim
I too have one of those Vario screens, and it...

I too have one of those Vario screens, and it never ceases to amaze me. You can feel the air rushing up between the two screens, shooting the breeze over your head.



Jim



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Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,147
Posted By beemerjim
Now-^^^^^There^^^^^is a useful piece of...

Now-^^^^^There^^^^^is a useful piece of information. I had no idea!


Jim
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,977
Views: 302,959
Posted By beemerjim
Thanks 100rt. The UK one was especially appealing...

Thanks 100rt. The UK one was especially appealing with the simpler wiring. I pulled the blue relay and he damn flashing dash panic light went out- wish I'd known that a couple of years ago. I hope...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,977
Views: 302,959
Posted By beemerjim
Thanks for your help guys. I checked with module...

Thanks for your help guys. I checked with module master in December and they weren't doing them yet-but hadn't given up yet. I, on the other hand, won't miss the oversensitive servo business.
100Rt...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,977
Views: 302,959
Posted By beemerjim
abs/servo pump's been crapped out for a couple...

abs/servo pump's been crapped out for a couple years, and a new one is $2400 for the part alone. Never cared for the servo business much anyway.


JIm




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Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,977
Views: 302,959
Posted By beemerjim
abs pump elimination

I'm going to eliminate the abs pump and whizzy brakes on my '02 R1150RT, and am curious if anyone knows the brake lines I would need in order to replace them.


Jim
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12,725
Views: 1,209,147
Posted By beemerjim
Not only is every rally different, but there's...

Not only is every rally different, but there's different groups at each one too. I've met nothing but great people to ride with at the Vermont rally's. There's a group for every level, and there's...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-22-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4,611
Views: 416,125
Posted By beemerjim
Could be part of the ...

Could be part of the
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance_Community
There's still a few of them in Gill, Mass.

just saying.
;-)
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,831
Posted By beemerjim
How'd you bend it? Could I do it with a heat gun?...

How'd you bend it? Could I do it with a heat gun?


jim
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