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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-08-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 834
Views: 271,919
Posted By Papermaker
Rain Gear

I'm with you. I never have understood the waterproof liner under the main shell approach either. I bought an Aerostich Darien jacket and pants 10 years ago and they're still going strong after 100k...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-18-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 131,059
Posted By Papermaker
The GT looks to me like a replacement for the...

The GT looks to me like a replacement for the R1150RS. Among the BMW faithful there was a great deal of nashing of teeth when that bike went away. The R1200ST was way to ugly to be considered a...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-22-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,022
Posted By Papermaker
As an MSF rider coach I'd agree about finding...

As an MSF rider coach I'd agree about finding nuetral. It can be a bit of a bitch on knighthawks with stock clutches. When we recieve a new knighthawk at the range we immediately replaced the clutch...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-09-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,425
Posted By Papermaker
Which VFR? My R1200RT weighs less than the...

Which VFR? My R1200RT weighs less than the current VFR1200 and it handles better than my old 99 VFR.

Besides, fun at the track is what you make of it. It's great fun to out brake the guys that...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-30-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2,623
Views: 434,130
Posted By Papermaker
That sounds about right. After 18 years of...

That sounds about right. After 18 years of owning BMW's I can tell you that parts ain't cheap. Maintenance can be pretty reasonable if you choose to do some of it yourself.
Forum: Road Warriors 11-01-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2,623
Views: 434,130
Posted By Papermaker
I had a R1100RT with Ohlins shocks front and back...

I had a R1100RT with Ohlins shocks front and back and currently have an R1200RT with ESA. Even with the Ohlins on the R1100RT there's no comparison. The R1200RT handles far better IMHO.

Having...
Forum: Road Warriors 10-25-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,985
Posted By Papermaker
Clearly you haven't spent much time in Alabama. ...

Clearly you haven't spent much time in Alabama. He won't even get a second look:rofl.
Forum: Road Warriors 09-29-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,498
Posted By Papermaker
+1 on that. Mine is 12 years old and has 85k...

+1 on that. Mine is 12 years old and has 85k miles on it. Sent it in last winter to have the seams resealed and updated armor added. I expect it to out last me.
Forum: Road Warriors 09-23-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,873
Posted By Papermaker
BMW K75 - easily the smoothest bike I've ever...

BMW K75 - easily the smoothest bike I've ever ridden. My wifes first questions any time I get a new bike is whether it will be as smooth as my old K75RT. As far as value, you can find various K75...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-23-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 586,397
Posted By Papermaker
Fin, The issue isn't your ability to...

Fin,

The issue isn't your ability to communicate your core values. There are people out there that are going to see a cogent explanation of someone elses life philosophy as an attack on their...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-15-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,549
Posted By Papermaker
Rt

I wouldn't rule out an RT if you haven't tried one. They handle pretty well. An upgrade to the stock suspension really brings them alive.

Just ask the guy on the Duc 848 I played tag with from...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-19-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,488
Posted By Papermaker
A Nerd fer sure

Old water pump! I do piping at work, so I got to geek out some more. Blinkerfluid laughed at me.
http://underkill.smugmug.com/Vacation/Backcountry-Oregon/i-BN7RMDb/0/L/IMG6085-L.jpg

More water...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 101,750
Posted By Papermaker
You might want to try penetrating oil if you have...

You might want to try penetrating oil if you have the time. It usually takes a little while to work, but I've had pretty good success with it.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-05-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By Papermaker
One Idea

One potential option would be to slab it down I5 to Williams, take Hwy 20 across the Sierras to Reno, pick up Hwy 395 in Reno and take it to Lone Pine, cut through Death Valley to Vegas on Hwy 190,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-22-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 100,059
Posted By Papermaker
Ya didn't notice all the Windmills in the pass? ...

Ya didn't notice all the Windmills in the pass? They were put there for a reason.

Seriously, Mojave has to be the windiest place on earth. Last time my wife and I were there it was blowing a...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-21-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 87,076
Posted By Papermaker
It's true

Cariboostrom,

It's true that the snorkel keeps water from being sucked into the engine intake. The thing to realize is that the engine air intake is normally down in the engine compartment much...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-09-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,088
Posted By Papermaker
+1 We have the same opinion at...

+1





We have the same opinion at our MSF site. The GZ not a well liked machines. There are better small displacement bikes out there. The Ninja 250, Kawasaki Eliminator and Honda Night...
Forum: Road Warriors 10-29-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 177,396
Posted By Papermaker
Dean, I understand that the checks and...

Dean,

I understand that the checks and adjustments are at longer intervals, but that still begs the questions of what happens when you need to make an adjustment. I'd hate to have to take it into...
Forum: Road Warriors 10-29-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 177,396
Posted By Papermaker
Jim, How much of an issue is the valve...

Jim,

How much of an issue is the valve adjustment? It would seem like you would need a whole set of the shim doohickies to set the clearances properly.
Forum: Road Warriors 08-03-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,294
Posted By Papermaker
I have an 07 RT that I bought new and I've put...

I have an 07 RT that I bought new and I've put about 20k miles on it.

I agree with the comment about getting a full service history. Always a good idea not matter what bike you're buying.
...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-22-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 163,971
Posted By Papermaker
I used to take my R1100RT to PIR a couple times a...

I used to take my R1100RT to PIR a couple times a year. Got smoked on front straight, but it was great fun out breaking the sport bikes into the corners:evil . You gotta love the combination of ABS...
Forum: Road Warriors 09-08-2007, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By Papermaker
I have the Wunderlich bars on my 2007. two bolts...

I have the Wunderlich bars on my 2007. two bolts and one set screw per side to remove the bars. It normally takes me an extra 5 minutes to remove/replace them on the rare occasions when I remove...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-25-2007, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,703
Posted By Papermaker
+1 on the driving lights, suspension and seat. ...

+1 on the driving lights, suspension and seat.

If you really want to get jiggy add air intake horns from a GS. They'll get you a little more torque and better mileage at the expense of a little...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-16-2006, 10:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,600
Posted By Papermaker
Thumb I still have a 1997 that I bought new. Properly...

I still have a 1997 that I bought new. Properly Farkled up these are great bikes. I don't plan on ever getting rid of mine either. Most obvious upgrades needed are seat, shocks and lighting.
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