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Forum: Orange Crush 05-30-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By FastEddieB
I just took a gamble, based on positive Amazon...

I just took a gamble, based on positive Amazon reviews, and bought and installed a "Battery Tender" Lithium-Iron battery in my Buell Firebolt. About $126.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-27-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,683
Posted By FastEddieB
That's the one that just shipped. Hate to...

That's the one that just shipped.

Hate to hear it may be marginal.

In any case, I generally do not ride below about 50, so "cold" weather starting is not a huge concern.

Live and learn!
Forum: Orange Crush 05-27-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By FastEddieB
I have lots of that stuff lying around, and...

I have lots of that stuff lying around, and you're right - its very cheap and durable.

I was just kinda enamored with the nearly matching grey color of the cove base!
Forum: Orange Crush 05-27-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,683
Posted By FastEddieB
Thanks - I'll check the link. In my Sky...

Thanks - I'll check the link.

In my Sky Arrow the Aerovoltz replaced an Odyssey PC680 and seems to crank the heck out of it - at least as well as the Odyssey.

The one I just ordered is for my...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-27-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,206
Posted By FastEddieB
When I installed the high fender on my '05...

When I installed the high fender on my '05 Adventure, it looks like I tywrapped to the front of the fork guard, then inside:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3730/14097639769_d6dd515c8f.jpg
...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-27-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,683
Posted By FastEddieB
A little off topic, but... ...has anyone...

A little off topic, but...

...has anyone tried one of these on a 950?
...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-26-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By FastEddieB
Thank you also. If end when the cove base...

Thank you also.

If end when the cove base cracks, I'll have lots of ideas!
Forum: Orange Crush 05-25-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By FastEddieB
Thanks. It does start out a little stiff, so...

Thanks.

It does start out a little stiff, so it may or may not hold up.

They have natural rubber ones in black - that's probably what I'll try next.

And conveyor belt material never crossed...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-25-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By FastEddieB
Gobi case hinge cover idea

Both of the rubber hinge covers on my Gobi cases were falling apart, albeit after about 8 years.

I checked the price, and they were something like $46.12 each, which sounded awfully high.

In...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-15-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,373
Posted By FastEddieB
Does Walgreen's count as a designer label?

Does Walgreen's count as a designer label?
Forum: Orange Crush 12-14-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,373
Posted By FastEddieB
Made exclusively from virgin Italian babies... ...

Made exclusively from virgin Italian babies...

...or so I hear.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-14-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,373
Posted By FastEddieB
Thanks for encouraging me to go look. I...

Thanks for encouraging me to go look.

I honestly don't think I've checked it since I installed that Evoluzione slave cylinder in July 2009.

In any case:
...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-14-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,373
Posted By FastEddieB
My 2005.5 950 Adventure calls for "Mineral Oil...

My 2005.5 950 Adventure calls for "Mineral Oil Only" on the clutch master cylinder.

When I swapped out my leaking slave cylinder, I believe it was someone here who suggested baby oil as it is pure...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-08-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By FastEddieB
Thanks, guys. I actually found a set of...

Thanks, guys.

I actually found a set of tanks, with the guards, for a good price online.

Figure it can't hurt to have them as spares, knowing what new tanks cost.

But for information, do the...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-07-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By FastEddieB
Carbon Fiber Tank Guard Availability? (950 Adventure)

I loaned my 2005 950 Adventure to a friend who managed to drop it at about 25 mph.

Damage seems to be limited to a broken left mirror and clutch lever, and the left carbon fiber tank guard did its...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,958
Posted By FastEddieB
Coincidentally, I just posted this to the...

Coincidentally, I just posted this to the I-BMW.com site:

Karen and I would like to be able to converse easily, whether she's on the back of the bike or in the sidecar.

We purchased a used...
Forum: Hacks 05-18-2011, 04:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,193
Posted By FastEddieB
Here's the letter that's about to go out via...

Here's the letter that's about to go out via snail mail:

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Dear Sir or Madam,

It is not unusual for a business to lose a customer - it happens all the time. But in most...
Forum: Hacks 05-13-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,193
Posted By FastEddieB
Took a ride today and the marginally smaller tire...

Took a ride today and the marginally smaller tire on the sidecar had absolutely no discernible effect on the handling or tracking.

Thanks, guys! Saving $100 per tire is a GOOD thing!
Forum: Hacks 05-12-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,193
Posted By FastEddieB
I had the tire mounted and balanced today. I...

I had the tire mounted and balanced today.

I haven't ridden it yet, but any fear of the slightly smaller diameter having a huge effect has been largely assuaged by this:
...
Forum: Hacks 05-12-2011, 05:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,193
Posted By FastEddieB
Tire took a while but arrived yesterday. ...

Tire took a while but arrived yesterday.

Nothing like a new tire to remind you how badly worn your old one is:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2640/5712430033_7fed06c791_z.jpg

I'm going to...
Forum: Hacks 05-06-2011, 04:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,193
Posted By FastEddieB
BuyNewTires.com Waiting on delivery, should...

BuyNewTires.com

Waiting on delivery, should be here today or tomorrow.

I like "Nunya", but that could also possibly generate a phone call as well if they're in full paranoid mode. My...
Forum: Hacks 05-06-2011, 04:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,465
Posted By FastEddieB
Or, "It's that long since I had sex, it's...

Or,

"It's that long since I had sex, it's not that I can't remember how, I can't remember why!"
Forum: Hacks 05-04-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,465
Posted By FastEddieB
Not the most exotic thing in the world, but... ...

Not the most exotic thing in the world, but...

...Karen and I are always ready to load up Jake the Wonder Dog into our hack and ride in parades!
...
Forum: Hacks 05-04-2011, 04:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,193
Posted By FastEddieB
If they were the only possible source, that's...

If they were the only possible source, that's likely what I'd do.

But once someone has turned me down as a customer, I tend not to go back.

The tire is on the way from BuyNewTires.com for about...
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,193
Posted By FastEddieB
VERY interesting follow-up

As I said, about an hour ago I ordered a tire from tirerack.com.

There was a field asking what vehicle it was for, and I went ahead and filled in "1998 BMW K1200RS with sidecar".

Well, I just...
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,193
Posted By FastEddieB
Spoke at length with Brock and it turns out we...

Spoke at length with Brock and it turns out we have a LOT in common. Seems to be a good person to know for sidecar info.

Long story short - I just ordered a Yokohama tire in 175/50 R16. It should...
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,193
Posted By FastEddieB
Brock, Great info! OK if I call you...

Brock,

Great info!

OK if I call you later today?
Forum: Hacks 05-01-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,193
Posted By FastEddieB
Tires size question (K1200RS/EZS rig)

I figure you guys might know a thing or two about tire sizing, which has me confused.

The situation is that I own a BMW K1200RS with a sidecar rig that runs car wheels and tires:
...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-18-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,444
Posted By FastEddieB
Hi guys! It was a long, cold winter here in...

Hi guys!

It was a long, cold winter here in N GA and I've been away from the site for a while.

I'm a little embarrassed to say I've never changed the coolant on my '05 with about 17,000 miles....
Forum: Orange Crush 10-04-2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,454
Posted By FastEddieB
Karen and I do a lot of local touring on our '05...

Karen and I do a lot of local touring on our '05 950 Adventure.

She doesn't complain - I think the seat (a Corbin in our case) makes a big difference.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-03-2010, 03:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,755
Posted By FastEddieB
I will use WD40, sprayed on a rag, to clean the...

I will use WD40, sprayed on a rag, to clean the chain. Then some type of chain wax to keep it from rusting.

General wisdom is that WD40 has penetrating capabilities, which is NOT what you want...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-15-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By FastEddieB
I ran mine up into a push/pull in my glovebox: ...

I ran mine up into a push/pull in my glovebox:

http://homepage.mac.com/fasteddieb/.Pictures/Photo%20Album%20Pictures/KTM%20950/octaneswitch2.jpg

FWIW, I don't think I've switched back to...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-08-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,904
Posted By FastEddieB
You obviously don't get "Form follows function"! ...

You obviously don't get "Form follows function"!

Now, if I can just find one in orange! :wink:
Forum: Orange Crush 09-08-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,904
Posted By FastEddieB
Everybody's a critic! 1) That "egg crate" is...

Everybody's a critic!

1) That "egg crate" is actually titanium-reinforced carbon fiber, disguised to look like a milk crate. Its a prototype I expect to sell for about $799 US.

2) Dean Foods...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-08-2010, 04:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,904
Posted By FastEddieB
Talking I Got Shot!!!

By killboy, that is!

A week ago Tuesday I had to do a one day round-trip to Knoxville. Since I had time, I came back "the long way", through the Dragon.

And I got shot by killboy:
...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-10-2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,654
Posted By FastEddieB
It should be that simple. What effect would...

It should be that simple.

What effect would going from a 16t front to an 8t front have (thought exercise only). Double the rpm, right?

If you could put a 32t front? Halve the rpm, right?

So,...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-29-2010, 04:07 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,650
Posted By FastEddieB
Here's an oldie goldie from 2005 that just may...

Here's an oldie goldie from 2005 that just may have been a speed wobble in a turn:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65065&highlight=Deal%27s+wait

Photo links are broken and the...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-27-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By FastEddieB
Maybe, but I don't think so. The rotors...

Maybe, but I don't think so.

The rotors themselves should be capable of pushing the pistons back in the bores - as they do on the road every time you stop.

If they're clean, that is.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-27-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By FastEddieB
Before: ...

Before:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4105/4835978474_5d574743fe_b.jpg


After:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4131/4835978922_41b190aa9f_b.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 07-27-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By FastEddieB
I had this very problem after installing wave...

I had this very problem after installing wave rotors and new pads, and posted about it here somewhere.

A little video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73A59gWRBq0



In short, the wheel...
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