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Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,337
Posted By superkram
Not yet. Flying to New Orleans after work...

Not yet. Flying to New Orleans after work Thursday to pick it up Friday in Baton Rouge, then slab it back Sat/Sun on I-10 & I-75.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,337
Posted By superkram
Previous owner here - rooting for Jim!

Yes, that's me, the PO who didn't notice the sight glass pop-out. It was a dark, windy, semi-rainy night after work with traffic on I-4. My commute home is 12 miles, 10 of which are on I-4; I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,939
Posted By superkram
Good question, I'm curious too. Jim Von Baden?

Good question, I'm curious too. Jim Von Baden?
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,939
Posted By superkram
And THAT is the lesson I'm taking from this...

And THAT is the lesson I'm taking from this experience. Already doing that for the 18K-mile R1150R engine I bought on eBay for my GS in AZ.

Everyone else, just change your oilhead sight glass. ...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,939
Posted By superkram
Oh, mm... 110mph blowout 5 minutes after we...

Oh, mm... 110mph blowout 5 minutes after we patched the rear from a previous blowout. Nobody ever said we possessed much common sense. :D
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,939
Posted By superkram
There's a reason I originally posted this in the...

There's a reason I originally posted this in the oilhead section of the forum. No need to jump on me. :D

Everything was just dandy on both bikes with multiple 1K+ trips on each bike until they...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,939
Posted By superkram
You got a better idea? Talk with Tom High at...

You got a better idea? Talk with Tom High at www.rennsportmotorrad.com (http://www.rennsportmotorrad.com)

What's done is done; the engine is toast.
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,939
Posted By superkram
Yup, ran dry. My indy put my spare oil sight...

Yup, ran dry. My indy put my spare oil sight glass on, filled it up with oil, and tried to start it. Said it was the worst he ever heard. He knows me; if there was a chance of saving this engine,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By superkram
What they said. My 1994 R1100RS came with the...

What they said. My 1994 R1100RS came with the M94 gearbox, which was fine until 118K miles, or 191,000 km. The cost to rebuild my existing M94 gearbox to M97 specs was about $1,200 USD at a local...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,939
Posted By superkram
Fix or sell? 1994 R1100RS oil sight glass popout, engine DOA

Hello all,

Last month while commuting home from work, the oil sight glass popped out from my R1100RS and the engine ran dry. (see pictures)

After much swearing, screaming, (and maybe a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,771
Posted By superkram
My sentiments exactly. I *LOVE* the looks, size,...

My sentiments exactly. I *LOVE* the looks, size, and sound of the 6th-gen VFR800 but disappointed with the fuel economy for its size and power output. To be fair, I'm 6'0 and 275 lbs with gear,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,771
Posted By superkram
I think I'm gonna sell the R1100RS and CB350 for...

I think I'm gonna sell the R1100RS and CB350 for a down payment toward finding a nice used K1300S.

For a year now, I've been moving an R1150GS around the western US for fly/ride trips, and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,692
Posted By superkram
This. And under 50K miles? C'mon. Even if...

This. And under 50K miles? C'mon. Even if something fails, you can part it out easily. It'll give you experience toward other future BMWs.

For what it's worth, my two oilhead BMWs have over 120K...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,200
Posted By superkram
Good luck! I would have jumped all over that...

Good luck! I would have jumped all over that R1100S at that price when I was shopping a few weeks ago. Was looking at several with higher miles for $4-5.5K, not all had sidecases. Personally, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By superkram
Thanks to James & JVB. JVB's word is more than...

Thanks to James & JVB. JVB's word is more than good enough! I've been very grateful reading his many other technical posts.

James - neat about Donald Sutherland! What was it like buying from...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By superkram
Small world! Sent PM. Would still like...

Small world! Sent PM.

Would still like clarification about seat fitment compatibility across oilhead models on record here for myself and other ADVriders to benefit from. For uh, posterity!
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By superkram
R1100RS: seat compatibility with other oilheads?

Calling all oilhead compatibility gurus for help:

In search of a used Corbin or Sargent for my '94 R1100RS, but not many seem to come up for sale. So before I post a WTB in the Gear section of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-28-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By superkram
I think we've got all the bikes we need for now....

I think we've got all the bikes we need for now. Thanks everyone for your help!!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-22-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By superkram
Perfect! Alex, I'll be in touch.

Perfect! Alex, I'll be in touch.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-22-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By superkram
Thanks! Will check them out... A couple weeks ago...

Thanks! Will check them out... A couple weeks ago one of our 3 guys renting told me he was in the market for a used F650GS.

Any ADVrider discounts?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-21-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By superkram
Any Seattle MC rentals for June 6-8?

Hi everyone!

I have a group ride planned for 6 friends during the weekend of June 6-8. Three of us need to rent bikes, all 3 guys are experienced riders... two have valid WA motorcycle...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,823
Posted By superkram
Thanks - you just solved a dilemma for me. ...

Thanks - you just solved a dilemma for me. That'll work perfect for me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,053
Posted By superkram
Like others have said, it really depends on your...

Like others have said, it really depends on your gear, your bike, the conditions, and your personal tolerance for cold weather.

On my FJR, I took a FL-CA-FL coast-to-coast ride without heated...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-21-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By superkram
Want to rent/borrow MC or DS in Seattle

Hi everyone!

Is there a good place to rent/borrow a dual-sport or standard motorcycle in Seattle? I can temporarily add a 3rd bike to my insurance policy if needed.

Last month I bought a BMW...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,413
Posted By superkram
Thanks for the replies. Any pictures with &...

Thanks for the replies. Any pictures with & without emissions equipment?
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,413
Posted By superkram
Sorry to revive an old thread... Trying...

Sorry to revive an old thread...

Trying to track down an unburnt fuel/oil smell on a new-to-me '07 B1250 from a previous short-time owner who doesn't have much history on the bike.

Any...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-27-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,941
Posted By superkram
Somewhere between I-10 and Alpine, TX

Something about the west Texas landscape makes everything look good.

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/SuperKram1/2006%20Yamaha%20FJR/FJRdesert.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-27-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,941
Posted By superkram
I loved Marfa and the Big Bend. Stayed in a...

I loved Marfa and the Big Bend. Stayed in a teepee at El Cosmico, definitely one of my best overnight experiences on the road! Here's me and the FJR next to the awesome Prada storefront on Hwy90.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,115
Posted By superkram
Is it easier to wheelie on a GSA versus the...

Is it easier to wheelie on a GSA versus the "regular" GS due to the GSA's shorter first gear?

I've actually never wheelied a bike despite almost 40K miles in three years. My FJR & both 'stroms...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 17,145
Posted By superkram
Not on a motorcycle, but similar to what OP was...

Not on a motorcycle, but similar to what OP was asking for. January 2nd 2000, between Dateland and Gila Bend, AZ. I was driving my Jeep overnight from Austin, TX to San Diego on I-8. I'd planned to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 111,999
Posted By superkram
Hit 500K yet?

Hit 500K yet?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-25-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,601
Posted By superkram
Corbin seat: The ReButtening

Picked up a used Corbin seat for $200 on Craigslist from a former DL1000 owner. Mounted on the DL1K last night, and WOW! :eek1
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-23-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,601
Posted By superkram
Both items are definitiely on my to-do list....

Both items are definitiely on my to-do list. Looking forward to upgrading front rotor with a 4-pot caliper bracket kit from SV Racing and coming up with a new suspension front & rear.

First...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-23-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,601
Posted By superkram
Pictures! Finally.

As promised, pictures of the current upgrades:

The DL1000 as it sits now with new windscreen, handlebars, & luggage:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,492
Posted By superkram
I'm a deaf rider and use sign language. Have...

I'm a deaf rider and use sign language. Have dealt with periodic episodes of vertigo dizziness since I was 23 (I'm 36 now) with varying degrees of frequency & duration. As someone mentioned, severe...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-17-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,781
Posted By superkram
Amazing. What's are the differences between...

Amazing. What's are the differences between '06-earlier vs '07-later ECUs? Did you find yours off eBay?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-17-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,601
Posted By superkram
Sorry for the lack of follow-up! I was busy...

Sorry for the lack of follow-up! I was busy moving & working on a friend's Wrangler. Drove his Wrangler from FL up to TN to get my 4Runner back, and was wistfully looking at all the beautiful...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,601
Posted By superkram
Question To roll_it_on: What year was your son's DL1000? ...

To roll_it_on: What year was your son's DL1000?

I'm definitely interested in the Werks clutch basket. I thought all 2005+ Vees had the improved clutch basket. Mine definitely doesn't have good...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,601
Posted By superkram
I'm the same way. The DL1000 brakes aren't on the...

I'm the same way. The DL1000 brakes aren't on the same level with the FJR or FZ1 brakes. The DL1000 is definitely lighter than the FJR, but not so light that it blows me around like my previous 1st...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,601
Posted By superkram
New SunPass toll transponder bracket

As any rider knows, stopping for tolls and fumbling for change is a bigger PITA than in a cage. It's also hard to find a place to secure your toll transponder from targets of opportunity.

And...
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