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Forum: Parallel Universe 02-25-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
+1 on the private sale. The decals are...

+1 on the private sale.

The decals are really expensive.

I like the idea of doing a vinyl wrap on all the plastic. There are some interesting threads on the topic. ...
Forum: Racing 02-24-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 28,845
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Dude, good catch by reading all the way to page...

Dude, good catch by reading all the way to page 19. I stopped on page 6 "Schedule - Racers", which still lists service opening at 8:00am on Saturday. I'm confident 6:00am is the correct time.
Forum: Racing 02-24-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 28,845
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
I think you can only declare a time if you're...

I think you can only declare a time if you're EARLY at the final time control, aka, some bar in Cheraw. You then declare what time you want marked your card. If you're smart, you will correctly...
Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 28,845
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Leget, that is an exceptionally generous offer. ...

Leget, that is an exceptionally generous offer. At the moment, I'm planning to trailer my bike out to Patrick very early on Saturday morning, then riding to the start in Chesterfield. HOWEVER, if...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-23-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 200,275
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Garmin Foretrex 401

http://i1316.photobucket.com/albums/t610/GREWUPIN_D11/DSCF4158_zps566c2ca1.jpg (http://s1316.photobucket.com/user/GREWUPIN_D11/media/DSCF4158_zps566c2ca1.jpg.html)

The scene above is from atop...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-23-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
I've carried a KLR650 and F800GS on the 4x8...

I've carried a KLR650 and F800GS on the 4x8 harbor freight trailer shown below, quite comfortably (towing with Honda minivan, not the Yaris). The key is the multi-chock system that allows outboard...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 25,903
Views: 4,634,769
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
The kickstart-only DRZ400 models, the ones with...

The kickstart-only DRZ400 models, the ones with no -E, -S, or, -SM suffix, came from the factory with no battery. Lack of battery voltage will not prevent a properly-functioning cdi from making...
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 981
Views: 85,358
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Great payoff for all that work in frigid...

Great payoff for all that work in frigid conditions!
Forum: Racing 02-17-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 28,845
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
15/44 is a good choice for the DRZ. I ran 15/44...

15/44 is a good choice for the DRZ. I ran 15/44 on my DRZ400E at Magnum Opus last year, and liked it. Good for 84 GPS-verified miles per hour. And 15/44 still works for tight singletrack, perhaps...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-15-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,940
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Great minds think alike. I've towed my F800GS...

Great minds think alike. I've towed my F800GS about 8000 miles over the past 2.5 years with the Harbor Freight-based rig below:
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-02-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
WATR Spring Trail Ride, King George VA, 26 April 2015

The Washington Area Trail Riders will once again hold their annual Spring Trail Ride at Eagle Bay in King George, VA. Entry is by donation and all proceeds benefit the King George Optimist Club...
Forum: Racing 01-30-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 28,845
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
The racer schedule I read shows afterparty at...

The racer schedule I read shows afterparty at Oslos and Oskars, in Cheraw. http://www.nasarallysport.com/main/event-schedule?t=15

I sure hope Anders is factoring in a period of time for the bike...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-25-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Speaking from 40+ years experience - don't waste...

Speaking from 40+ years experience - don't waste money/time on a chain oiler. My 2010 F800GS is going fine on the original chain&sprockets at 11000 miles, which have only been properly lubed once. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-24-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,456
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
I like the Hyde Racing plastic one....

I like the Hyde Racing plastic one. http://www.hyderacing.com/store/adventure/bmw/800.htm?pid=311 Inexpensive, keeps the oil filter and oil cooler from getting pinged with gravel flung up by the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-20-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,174
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Torque matters, but rating is unknown.

Thought experiment. Hitch rated for 500lbs. Typical trailer ball is 6 inches(.5 feet) from end of receiver opening. 500lbs x .5ft = 250 ft-lbs torque.

Now put 500lbs at 3 ft. =1500 ft-lbs...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-09-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,730
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Out in the Midwest there are some tunnels under...

Out in the Midwest there are some tunnels under Interstates to connect parcels of land that were originally one parcel, but bisected by the highway, to allow the farmer move herds through, and some...
Forum: Racing 01-02-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 28,845
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Google 'roll chart holder' for a bit of kit that...

Google 'roll chart holder' for a bit of kit that you'll find very useful.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-17-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Appreciate the insight. Many thanks.

Appreciate the insight. Many thanks.
Forum: Racing 12-17-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 28,845
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
I'm definitely competing on that team when I...

I'm definitely competing on that team when I bring the F800GS, which I bought new with various accessories and tire upgrade included in the price.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-16-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
5.10 inch IRC Volcanduro on stock rear rim?

I'm thinking of trying a 5.10 inch IRC Volcanduro on my F800GS for the upcoming SandBlast rally.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/14982/i/irc-volcanduro-ve-33-intermediate-rear-tire

Any...
Forum: Racing 12-16-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 28,845
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Possible NWSLWF racing team entry

Decisions, decisions . . .

I'm considering another appearance of the 'Nobody Who Spent Less Went Faster' racing team, following up the team's Magnum Opus appearance on the $1300 DRZ 400. Of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-09-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Due to configuration of the tank, siphoning gets...

Due to configuration of the tank, siphoning gets only about 1 gallon out of the 4 gallons, unless you remove the fuel pump, which I chose not to do. At least that's all I could get when I shipped...
Forum: Racing 11-24-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 28,845
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Casey, most of the bike riders are 'solo', in...

Casey, most of the bike riders are 'solo', in that we don't have any crew. General scheme on race day is to take your service vehicle, with bike onboard, to the service area very early in the...
Forum: Racing 11-20-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 28,845
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Not wrong, just incomplete. For motorcycles, the...

Not wrong, just incomplete. For motorcycles, the 'roadbook' is actually a standard 2.25 inch roll chart. Contains directions from rally start to start of first stage, stage directions, then end of...
Forum: Racing 11-18-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 28,845
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
The car rules don't require the cars to use DOT...

The car rules don't require the cars to use DOT tires either.
Forum: Racing 11-18-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 28,845
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
I'm with you on that weirdness. Although it may...

I'm with you on that weirdness. Although it may tie in with the new competitor orientation on the procedures the cars use for overtaking and passing another competitor while competing on stage. ...
Forum: Racing 11-17-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 28,845
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Leget, yes my screen name is a reference to AMA...

Leget, yes my screen name is a reference to AMA D-11, southern Ohio. Born and grew up near Marietta, graduated from Ohio University, and did a lot of enduro and trail riding from Athens in the...
Forum: Racing 11-17-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 28,845
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Leget, only my opinion, the best lighting...

Leget, only my opinion, the best lighting investment would be a helmet light. I used this bicycle light at Black River Stages, very happy with it. http://www.fluxient.us/4xR5.html
...
Forum: Racing 11-13-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 28,845
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Fixed the BMW up after last year's debacle at...

Fixed the BMW up after last year's debacle at SandBlast, although not color-coordinated. Made it around the course at Black River Stages. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-26-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Suggest not over-thinking this. Once fuel starts...

Suggest not over-thinking this. Once fuel starts flowing and the ethanol sludge is gone, no amount of troubleshooting will yield anything meaningful. Just go riding.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-23-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
I think the injectors are stuck shut or clogged...

I think the injectors are stuck shut or clogged by products of ethanol in the gasoline.

Suggest dosing the fuel tank with Techron at about 2 to 3 times the amount per gallon specified on the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-30-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
The 'rumble' at idle in neutral is slight play...

The 'rumble' at idle in neutral is slight play between the primary gear on the clutch basket and the gear it meshes with on the crankshaft. Normal. Mine has always done it. Pulling the clutch lever...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-24-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2,250
Views: 248,641
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
I like the Continental TKC80 and Pirelli Scorpion...

I like the Continental TKC80 and Pirelli Scorpion Rally front tires. They're DOT knobbies, not 90% street, but I find them to be perfectly acceptable on pavement, and quite capable on unpaved...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-24-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2,250
Views: 248,641
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
This is the only commercially available tire I...

This is the only commercially available tire I know of that's good for ice. http://www.smithspowersports.com/catalog_product_detail.asp?cat_8676_product_1626443.Mitas_Trelleborg_Front_Spike.htm...
Forum: Racing 09-23-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,381
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Perry, congratulations on post #1! And thanks...

Perry, congratulations on post #1! And thanks for all your work in making this and other events happen.
Forum: Racing 09-23-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,381
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Having ridden the DRZ400E at Magnum Opus, and the...

Having ridden the DRZ400E at Magnum Opus, and the BMW F800GS at Black River Stages, I was surprised at how similar my standings in the 'graphs of race closeness' were for the two events, relative to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-23-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Having learned to drive in '60s era US cars with...

Having learned to drive in '60s era US cars with 'three on the tree' style manual transmissions, I can attest to the lack of synchronization on the 2-1 downshift. However, due to the hilly terrain...
Forum: Racing 09-16-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,381
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
Burning the 9:00 pm oil

Preps in progress: Remove the Altrider rack/Rotopax mount, put the Pirelli Scorpion Rally on in place of the Heidenau, remove the center stand, mount rollchart holder.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
When picking up my 2010 F800GS after the 600 mile...

When picking up my 2010 F800GS after the 600 mile service (in 2010, of course), noted the chain was as tight as a fiddle string with the bike leaning on the side stand. I was very unhappy.

...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-08-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12,165
Views: 482,162
Posted By GREWUPIN_D11
WATR Fall Trail Ride 19 October, King George VA

<hr style="color:#575757; background-color:#575757" size="1"> Here's the flyer for the Fall Trail Ride, organized by the Washington Area Trail Riders.

A great family-oriented...
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