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Forum: Hacks 04-19-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 939
Posted By BMWzenrider
I might suggest putting a spacer inside of the...

I might suggest putting a spacer inside of the clevis on the added m/c to keep it from getting crushed/cracked/loosening over time.
Other than that, looks good!
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By BMWzenrider
Josh, I have been there. But you could do...

Josh,
I have been there.
But you could do what I did to finance this rig, fix up and sell the 1100RT for a profit.
I actually ended up with two salvaged R1200RTs and put them back on the road,...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By BMWzenrider
Thanks for the kudos! And yes, I asked...

Thanks for the kudos!

And yes, I asked about pricing here because there are so few rigs out there anything close to this.
There have been a fair number of GS rigs bought and sold, but not many...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-19-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,242
Posted By BMWzenrider
Yup. The rail/rack that I am looking at has a...

Yup.
The rail/rack that I am looking at has a weight of 47 lbs including the front wheel chock to hold it up while I am doing the straps.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,242
Posted By BMWzenrider
Subaru publishes a towing limit of 2,700 lbs with...

Subaru publishes a towing limit of 2,700 lbs with a tongue weight of 200 lbs for the 2015 Outback 2.5 liter.
That is for the factory 1-1/4" Class-I hitch.

I am installing an aftermarket 2"...
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By BMWzenrider
Not in the short-term. I am considering the idea...

Not in the short-term. I am considering the idea of getting a smaller/lighter rig for playing with. But not just yet.

On my short list is to get a mid-sized scooter or small dual-sport to carry...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,242
Posted By BMWzenrider
"Packed for travel" does not mean much for me. ...

"Packed for travel" does not mean much for me.
No tent, no stove, no laptop, no hunting/fishing gear.

Just me, a foam sleeping pad, a few days change of clothes, a few gallons of water, and a...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,242
Posted By BMWzenrider
The last scoot I owned was a 1986 Helix. It was...

The last scoot I owned was a 1986 Helix. It was like riding a barcolounger with wheels.

Something with larger diameter wheels/tires definitely appeals because I want to be able to do fire...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By BMWzenrider
I like the idea of an electric bike, but I would...

I like the idea of an electric bike, but I would not have anyplace to charge it. I am using the Outback wagon as a mini-RV, and boondocking most nights.
I do appreciate the cleanliness and...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,242
Posted By BMWzenrider
It kinda reminds me of a baby motard bike. ...

It kinda reminds me of a baby motard bike.

http://www.moto-scoot.net/img/rides/sachs-madass/sachs-madass-125-1.jpg

And it turns out that the guy importing all of the 2015 models is just about...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,242
Posted By BMWzenrider
Are you selling yours? :deal That is a...

Are you selling yours? :deal
That is a 2-stroker, right?
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By BMWzenrider
Question May be time to sell my rig... What is it worth? / Strip or leave it farkled?

Howdy inmates!
Due to some medical changes (both positive as well as negative) I have done the unthinkable.
After more than 19 years, I once again own a car. :huh

Which means that my big red...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,242
Posted By BMWzenrider
Question Looking for a take-along bike/scooter.

Recently had to give up traveling long-distance by bike for medical reasons even with my sidecar rig, and am now using my Subaru Outback as a minimalist RV for travel.

I really want to bring a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By BMWzenrider
Question Suggestions for a lightweight carry-along bike

Recently had to give up traveling long-distance by bike for medical reasons even with my sidecar rig, and am now using my Subaru Outback as a minimalist RV for travel.

I really want to bring a...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 2,545
Views: 697,220
Posted By BMWzenrider
Thought someone more local to these might want to...

Thought someone more local to these might want to bite.
The CT even has the accessory spare fuel can.

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http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/mcy/4971285703.html
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Forum: Hacks 04-16-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,008
Posted By BMWzenrider
I think that a 1984 or earlier R90 or R100...

I think that a 1984 or earlier R90 or R100 Airhead BMW is one of the best low-cost tugs out there, and a Velorex would be about a perfect match size-wise.

One reason why the earlier Airheads make...
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,008
Posted By BMWzenrider
Probably not your definition of low cost, but I...

Probably not your definition of low cost, but I am getting ready to list my current rig for sale.

http://bmwzenrider.smugmug.com/Travel/2010-07-Great-Western-Trip/i-J6gvG7p/0/M/WIldflowers-M.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,562
Posted By BMWzenrider
Claude, You covered a few thing while I was...

Claude,
You covered a few thing while I was editing my follow-up post.



Pretty much what I was saying about max weight transfer being when one tire is lifting.



I agree, I would not...
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,562
Posted By BMWzenrider
Hiya Claude, I have never pushed my rig harder...

Hiya Claude,
I have never pushed my rig harder than it could handle... :wink:

No, I have not measured dynamic weight transfer when cornering, braking, etc, but it could be calculated by...
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,562
Posted By BMWzenrider
2005 BMW R1200RT w/ Hannigan LT sidecar. 15"...

2005 BMW R1200RT w/ Hannigan LT sidecar.
15" car tire conversion, 49 liter tail box, and second deep cell battery in trunk of sidecar
Tilt/tracking control set to midpoint for individual wheel...
Forum: Hacks 09-21-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,450
Posted By BMWzenrider
The wedding on a Ural photo IS great! If it...

The wedding on a Ural photo IS great!

If it would help in your decision making (and you have the money) Kayser can retrofit the oilhead gearboxes to include an internal reverse gear for those of...
Forum: Hacks 09-21-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,450
Posted By BMWzenrider
I happen to agree whole heartedly about the BMW...

I happen to agree whole heartedly about the BMW Roadster being a great bike!

After having to give up my R11GS because of weak legs following my car accident, I picked up my 2002 R1150R(A) in July...
Forum: Vendors 09-19-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 111,387
Posted By BMWzenrider
Question Model 30 lights?

Are you still carrying the Model-30 lights?
If so, when do you expect to get them back in stock?

Thanks!
Forum: Hacks 09-18-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,450
Posted By BMWzenrider
I am in general biased against Harleys, except...

I am in general biased against Harleys, except for one application - sidecars.

The extreme torque they produce at low RPMs is ideal for getting a rig rolling from a stop and keeping it going up...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 613,822
Posted By BMWzenrider
You are welcome. I am very pleased at how the...

You are welcome.
I am very pleased at how the IICE-Air has improved the drivability of both bikes, but especially my sidecar rig.
And my wallet is appreciating the added fuel economy on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 613,822
Posted By BMWzenrider
Thanks for the kudos! I see that others have...

Thanks for the kudos!
I see that others have already chimed in to help answer your original queries.
For your follow up question, you just needed to read the second paragraph of my original post to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 613,822
Posted By BMWzenrider
{clipped} {clipped} I have been keeping...

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I have been keeping a spreadsheet of fuel usage for my bikes, and may be able to answer your first query.

I have the IICE-Air units installed on both of my bikes; a 2002...
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,238
Posted By BMWzenrider
Hannigan sidecars were designed with the help of...

Hannigan sidecars were designed with the help of a wind tunnel to help reduce drag as well as side-blast hitting the driver of the tug.
One of the things they do to reduce drag is have as smooth of...
Forum: Hacks 04-17-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,238
Posted By BMWzenrider
Hiya Bob, Yes, I remembered when you were...

Hiya Bob,
Yes, I remembered when you were getting your rig set up and had found your thread as well. Was hoping that you were still hanging around and would chime in with your experience so far.
...
Forum: Hacks 04-17-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,238
Posted By BMWzenrider
davebig, Thanks for your reply. Yes, I...

davebig,
Thanks for your reply.

Yes, I had read that thread that you linked to, and had digested all of that info.
I was leaning away from the Ohlins because of that thread, and then found...
Forum: Hacks 04-17-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,238
Posted By BMWzenrider
Question New Shocks for my R1200RT/Hannigan Rig - Experience/advice appreciated

Howdy all,
Have not been out and about as much as I would like for a while, but my front shock blew a seal on my trip to Ohio a couple of weeks ago.
So it is time for new suspenders...

Up...
Forum: Hacks 10-10-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,530
Posted By BMWzenrider
Adjust the balance at idle/closed throttle and...

Adjust the balance at idle/closed throttle and just off idle because THAT is where the imbalance is being seen.

The cause of your symptoms is the two carbs fighting each other for control of the...
Forum: Vendors 08-23-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 189,685
Posted By BMWzenrider
Sorry...

My apologies to Poolside, JJ, and everyone else for going off the rails there for a bit.
Aparently I need to have the levels of my meds adjusted... :loco

Well, almost everyone... Denial9xs, you...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,505
Posted By BMWzenrider
Count me in and let us know when you have the...

Count me in and let us know when you have the vendors thread set up.

(Back from my ride across Labrador...)
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4,515
Views: 1,034,912
Posted By BMWzenrider
As far as longevity/reliability of these...

As far as longevity/reliability of these lights...

I just got back from a 6,500 mile loop with my sidecar rig (with model-30 mounted in nose of sidecar).
My route took me across the...
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4,515
Views: 1,034,912
Posted By BMWzenrider
You could try putting a small stick-on rubber...

You could try putting a small stick-on rubber bumper over each button to make them each raised for tactile feedback through your gloves...

Like these, or whatever size you decide you need......
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,785
Posted By BMWzenrider
When I mentioned my adapter hub being able to...

When I mentioned my adapter hub being able to work on LATER model K-bikes, that means the ones with the open center final drive only.
Not the K1200LT, sorry.

The basic design for the K-LT is...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 613,822
Posted By BMWzenrider
So, the wiring harness were built, but not...

So, the wiring harness were built, but not installed? Nor potting, etc...

Looks like I will be leaving on the 8th or 9th without this mod installed on my sidecar. :cry
T'would have been nice...
Forum: Vendors 06-23-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 189,685
Posted By BMWzenrider
So, it has been a bit over a week since the last...

So, it has been a bit over a week since the last build update, any news? :ear

I will be leaving on my "Big Summer Trip"(tm) in a couple of weeks, and thought that it would be nice to have this...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,505
Posted By BMWzenrider
I appreciate your effort to offer me an...

I appreciate your effort to offer me an alternative so that I could have one for my upcoming trip, but I would rather wait and support your efforts here.

I have taken long trips without it...
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