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Forum: 2 smokers 07-26-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,037
Posted By cafebmw
Thanks Rizingson. The video doesn't show the...

Thanks Rizingson. The video doesn't show the smoke, but it's there. You can see it in the garage a bit. I am also running a light pre-mix until I know it's all dialed in.

The front forks are...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-25-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,037
Posted By cafebmw
1969 Kawasaki C2TR

I picked this up a few years ago from a friends dad. He parked it in 1979. It's been sitting in my garage and I finally decided to get it running. Still needs a bunch of work, but it runs.
...
Forum: The Garage 06-16-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 36
Oil
Views: 3,142
Posted By cafebmw
Early spring and late fall you can use oil...

Early spring and late fall you can use oil strained from frying chicken. In the hot summer months, just use bacon grease. Can't beat the smell as you ride. :p3rry
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,641
Posted By cafebmw
Any specific model you recommend? The LTX A/T2...

Any specific model you recommend? The LTX A/T2 look ok if I could get them in 10ply. Has anyone run these who can speak from experience?
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,641
Posted By cafebmw
What Truck Tires Should I Buy / Flat Tire Rant

I’ll start by saying I thought of posting this in Jo Mamma, but I am looking for real answers so I posted here instead. I realize this is close to an “Oil” thread, but am hoping to get good advice...
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,538
Posted By cafebmw
Never built one that big, but I used Keystone...

Never built one that big, but I used Keystone (http://www.keystonewalls.com/) for a 4ft wall years ago. Really like the integrity of it. In addition to the stone that interlocked the courses, there...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-11-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20,516
Views: 906,116
Posted By cafebmw
MW thanks for the suggestions...So I got a late...

MW thanks for the suggestions...So I got a late start today and started a bit south and headed west to prescot followed on down from there. Some great riding roads there. Headed back across in Red...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-10-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20,516
Views: 906,116
Posted By cafebmw
I come from the land of flat, straight, under...

I come from the land of flat, straight, under construction roads so anything is a plus...for tomorrow maybe an 2-3 hour ride from the southwest metro (moved to Lakeville). Some good scenery, maybe...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-10-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20,516
Views: 906,116
Posted By cafebmw
New to the Cities...Where to Ride

Hey Guys,

Just moved 30 miles south of the cities and am looking for some good places to ride. Looking at google maps, there looks like some good roads along the river down near Red Wing. Anyone...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-05-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18,014
Views: 954,678
Posted By cafebmw
Good advice here and the previous food...

Good advice here and the previous food recommendations are solid. Most parking garages downtown are ok with bikes. Same price as cars though. If you don't want to ride in the city, you can stay...
Forum: EMEA 04-24-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,958
Posted By cafebmw
I rented a GS from Celtic Rider in Dublin last...

I rented a GS from Celtic Rider in Dublin last fall. Paul and the guys there are great and the equipment was in top shape. Check out Connemara and the Burren (SP?). Great roads on the west coast. ...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-06-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By cafebmw
There are 6 or 8 train lines that run from...

There are 6 or 8 train lines that run from downtown to the suburbs. Within 30 minutes you can be out far enough to enjoy life. City living can be cool, but riding in the city sucks. The people and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,888
Posted By cafebmw
I've had inner ear issues my whole life. Started...

I've had inner ear issues my whole life. Started getting more and more vertigo in situations around them. Told my doctor and he sent me to Physical Therapy for Vestibular Rehab. They determined my...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,103
Posted By cafebmw
If that's it, the bike has about as much...

If that's it, the bike has about as much character as an aluminum bat. Looks like an R-bike with a cafe seat. I expect a little more of them.
Forum: Trip Planning 10-22-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By cafebmw
Just did that last month to Ireland, no problems...

Just did that last month to Ireland, no problems carrying on a helmet with a carry on bag. I got some flack on the way home as I packed my gerbings controller in my carry-on by mistake. Security...
Forum: Europe 09-14-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By cafebmw
Kamikazie....thanks for the link. I will check...

Kamikazie....thanks for the link. I will check them out.

GFJ...thanks for the feedback, I will keep the wind in mind. I am renting a 1150GS from CelticRider.com. Hopefully that will handle...
Forum: Europe 09-13-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By cafebmw
Ireland next week

I'll be in Ireland next week 9/20 and plan to ride from Dublin to Galway and up around Connemara and the Burren. Any recommendations are appreciated. I will be riding west on Thursday and have...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-13-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,586
Posted By cafebmw
It followed me home

A buddy's father-in-law has had this tucked away in his garage for 35 years. Decided it was time to move it and gave me a call. Looks like it's all there. Needs a good cleaning, but hopefully not...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By cafebmw
Any thought on what causes the blow off from the...

Any thought on what causes the blow off from the oil tank?
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By cafebmw
KE100 Oil Tank Blow off

I picked up a '97 KE100 for my son and wife to learn on. Bike is consistent with what most other posts have said about it. Underpowered, light, and somewhat indestructible for a little commuter...
Forum: The Garage 08-16-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4,876
Views: 682,733
Posted By cafebmw
Thanks...but the regulator won't fit the existing...

Thanks...but the regulator won't fit the existing head. I realize I could change the stem on the regulator, but wondered if the gas store can change the head? Will the tank hold mig gas?
Forum: The Garage 08-16-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4,876
Views: 682,733
Posted By cafebmw
Can I use a 20# Steel CO2 tank for MIG Gas

I need a tank for a new welder and have an extra CO2 tank. Can my gas supplier change the head on it and fill it with MIG gas?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-12-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,205
Posted By cafebmw
My 60CS does have auto routing and works well on...

My 60CS does have auto routing and works well on the slab, I just don't know what to do with the tracks.

I have MapSource and a gdb file with the tracks and POIs on it. The trails are all...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-11-2008, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,205
Posted By cafebmw
Making a routable Garmin map

A little off topic, but I have a Garmin GPSMap 60CS and I am wondering if there is a way to make a map from tracks that is routable. I have several tracks of snowmobile routes and POI's that I would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2008, 02:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,922
Posted By cafebmw
One of my friends got that ultimatum from his...

One of my friends got that ultimatum from his wife....he told her he was really going to miss her. He told me he really didn't miss her that much.:freaky
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2008, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 747,836
Posted By cafebmw
Yes. Most of it has been done at Motoworks...

Yes. Most of it has been done at Motoworks Chicago. I've done most of the work myself at the shop. It's good to have friends with a shop. They do a great job.

Cheers
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,151
Posted By cafebmw
I use these.. they work great. ...

I use these.. they work great.

http://www.bigearinc.com/Content/images/products/BE-1C/product1.jpg
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 747,836
Posted By cafebmw
Still a work in progress...but getting there. ...

Still a work in progress...but getting there.

http://photos.pattersonchicago.com/photos/378823036_AvXjE-S.jpg

http://photos.pattersonchicago.com/photos/379199775_JZXy8-M.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2008, 05:07 AM
Replies: 8,564
Views: 3,480,819
Posted By cafebmw
I had the seat custom made. I took a pan from a...

I had the seat custom made. I took a pan from a king and queen seat and channeled 1.5 inches out of the middle of it to narrow it to about 11 inches. I relocated the hinges back to their original...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8,564
Views: 3,480,819
Posted By cafebmw
Pissed The top of an old oil filter was stuck in the...

The top of an old oil filter was stuck in the housing and I missed it when I tore the motor down. I completely re-built the motor (rings, bearings, seals, etc). Once I got to operating temp, the oil...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8,564
Views: 3,480,819
Posted By cafebmw
Pissed Not quite complete, but here is my cafe bmw...

Not quite complete, but here is my cafe bmw project.....now if I can just find my oil pressure issue. :baldy:baldy




http://vegomatic.smugmug.com/photos/378251536_7rNn5-M.jpg
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