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Forum: Equipment 03-05-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,290
Posted By Gringo
better blur out them titties...

better blur out them titties...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,290
Posted By Gringo
I had an Otterbox Defender for my old 3G that was...

I had an Otterbox Defender for my old 3G that was so clunky I only used it for travel or sports, so when I got my 4S I went right out and got the new Defender for it. The new version is slimmer and...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-29-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,947
Posted By Gringo
When I bought my used '92 PD on consignment at a...

When I bought my used '92 PD on consignment at a dealer it had a Luftmeister pipe on it - sounded like an old biplane. Their mechanic had one on his GS and when he left for the day you could still...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-02-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,435
Posted By Gringo
I've had my 92 PD since '93 and except for the...

I've had my 92 PD since '93 and except for the more serious knobbies like TKC's, I've tried just about everything. My all-time favorite was Pirelli Scorpion S/T's but they've stopped making 'em;...
Forum: Hacks 09-17-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6,379
Views: 2,337,526
Posted By Gringo
awhile back I saw this in front of my hotel in...

awhile back I saw this in front of my hotel in Brazil, and snapped a pic of this wonderful example of sidecar utility - these little Honda 150's tear all over town delivering our favorite...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,204
Posted By Gringo
jeebus, did I quote a quote? Sorry if it's 205...

jeebus, did I quote a quote? Sorry if it's 205 but I still thought it was funny...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,204
Posted By Gringo
thanks, Stagehand, for that new sig line!

thanks, Stagehand, for that new sig line!
Forum: Airheads 05-10-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,029
Posted By Gringo
Thanks man! I knew this had to be on here...

Thanks man! I knew this had to be on here somewhere, but searches didn't turn it up. This is excellent - thanks for compiling all that info!
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,029
Posted By Gringo
finding the right Pirelli Scorpion for an airhead GS

I hope I haven't missed it cuz I have searched here.... and Pirelli's US site was no help either.

I currently am running a pair of Pirelli Scorpion S/Ts on my '92 BMW GS PD, and the front's...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2010, 07:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,412
Posted By Gringo
in 17 years with my '92 PD, I've had 3 electrical...

in 17 years with my '92 PD, I've had 3 electrical failures. First was the original rotor, which went out after a long, hot day of an XC trip. A couple years later I wanted more lights so upgraded to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-05-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,923
Posted By Gringo
ditto on the Motion-X app. Downloaded the free...

ditto on the Motion-X app. Downloaded the free version before my last trip to our remote field site in Brazil - wanted to see if it'd work 'off the grid' without access to data roaming so I could...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,486
Posted By Gringo
gave my old midsize Gerber to airport security...

gave my old midsize Gerber to airport security last fall, and spent awhile researching replacements - was surprised when I got talked into a Leatherman C2 (the little red one). Just the basics - 3...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8,023
Views: 3,129,049
Posted By Gringo
http://bpeckm.smugmug.com/Bikes-other/Tim-Molidor/...

http://bpeckm.smugmug.com/Bikes-other/Tim-Molidor/thksgvg09-moxie-bmwr50-2-158/802921447_SyUH6-L.jpg

Man, that bike has CHARACTER! :brow
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8,023
Views: 3,129,049
Posted By Gringo
that last pic reminds me of a bike I stumbled...

that last pic reminds me of a bike I stumbled upon last fall in northern Maine, parked out in the weather:

http://gringo.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-Motorcycles/P1050319/802859479_CCAjz-L.jpg

a...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-27-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By Gringo
Very helpful comments - so glad I posted this...

Very helpful comments - so glad I posted this question before jumping in. I just picked up a bucket of Berrymans at Auto Zone but haven't opened it yet. I was originally thinking of working in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-27-2010, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By Gringo
Thanks guys for the great tips. I have the Bing...

Thanks guys for the great tips. I have the Bing book and have studied up on this a bit, but it's good to get the pointers. Been awhile since I got this intimate with the old PD but it deserves it...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By Gringo
carb cleaning, '92 BMW

It's finally time to do a complete overhaul of the carbs on my '92 PD daily rider with ~70K miles on the clock. I've gotten away with piecemeal maintenance and fussy tuning until now, but when the R...
Forum: Hacks 11-14-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,410
Posted By Gringo
actually, I thought it was this: ...

actually, I thought it was this: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=524059
Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 958
Posted By Gringo
I've got 'Ricky Bars' just like this on my '92 PD...

I've got 'Ricky Bars' just like this on my '92 PD and love them - but I believe these are now unobtanium. I still see him post now and then, maybe he has a set of risers stashed away somewhere?...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,798
Posted By Gringo
May's not the best time for an Amazon boat trip -...

May's not the best time for an Amazon boat trip - that's just about high water for the main stem of the river so the beaches are all underwater... River height varies as much as 30' during the year,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2009, 04:45 AM
Replies: 544
Views: 288,307
Posted By Gringo
simply awesome. :lurk

simply awesome.


:lurk
Forum: Old's Cool 07-22-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,425
Posted By Gringo
I'm 6'3", 34" inseam, and have put 65K miles on...

I'm 6'3", 34" inseam, and have put 65K miles on my '92 PD. Loved it at first, later began to have some knee fatigue issues on long days; first I installed Fastway pegs, later bought a 2cm lowering...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-22-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,568
Posted By Gringo
thanks for all the input, guys; When I got...

thanks for all the input, guys;

When I got my Harrison caliper ~5 yrs ago I also got an EBC rotor from Cyclebrakes (in fact I had 2 different ones - one floater and one fixed) but they didn't fit...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,568
Posted By Gringo
how do I know when my front brake rotor needs replacing?

Took my '92 PD for its annual state inspection the other day at the local HD shop (only cuz it's the closest bike shop for this chore) and for the first time ever, the guy inspecting my bike actually...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,070
Posted By Gringo
+1 on Plexus - I bought a big bottle several...

+1 on Plexus - I bought a big bottle several years ago now, and keep some in a small spray bottle like this: http://www.aerostich.com/product.php?productid=16686&cat=416&page=1
It lives in my...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 14,638
Posted By Gringo
I've got 2 Kermit chairs and love 'em, but would...

I've got 2 Kermit chairs and love 'em, but would definitely be interested in an XL model. Have often thought it'd be nice to have another inch or two of backrest height; I don't mind so much being...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2009, 05:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 27,735
Posted By Gringo
+1 on cemetaries, if they don't creep you out -...

+1 on cemetaries, if they don't creep you out - in my case some do, some don't. I've slept on the porch of a ranger station, woke up early, rolled everything up and was making breakfast when he came...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,170
Posted By Gringo
Yes, you can, and apparently for long periods... ...

Yes, you can, and apparently for long periods...

When I was living in Brazil 10 yrs ago, my future wife had an alcohol-powered car and we drove all over Brazil in it. One night in a remote place...
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By Gringo
greywolf, does this kit also replace the...

greywolf, does this kit also replace the single-filament bulb with an amber or white LED, or are you saying you also replaced the bulbs yourself, with LED's? it's not clear to me from their site...
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By Gringo
as others have pointed out, doing it this way...

as others have pointed out, doing it this way you'll have 'always amber' rear running lights, which is illegal in most places. That said, I've had some aftermarket sockets called 'Run-n-lites' that...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-10-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 394,607
Posted By Gringo
been looking at some of the great deals on 2720...

been looking at some of the great deals on 2720 refurbs that've been mentioned here lately, but I have a question - aside from the up-front price, do you still have to buy regional maps to load, to...
Forum: Hacks 12-01-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6,379
Views: 2,337,526
Posted By Gringo
actually, he'd just hauled 2 cases inside, and...

actually, he'd just hauled 2 cases inside, and those are the empties he was in the process of hauling out to cart them away. We did our best to keep him busy :evil
Forum: Hacks 12-01-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6,379
Views: 2,337,526
Posted By Gringo
I'm an aspiring sidecar fan, have a '92 PD I hope...

I'm an aspiring sidecar fan, have a '92 PD I hope to hang a tub on eventually; meanwhile I keep myself entertained lurking in this forum...

here's how they deliver beer to the hotel I stay at when...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,605
Posted By Gringo
this is what mine looks like: ...

this is what mine looks like:
http://gringo.smugmug.com/photos/117558458_Gyh7q-M.jpg
(lower left of photo, bigger LED)
I cut a block of plastic stock into a replacement for the dummy switch on the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,605
Posted By Gringo
I have one of these on my '92 PD - got the remote...

I have one of these on my '92 PD - got the remote LED version from Rick at Motorad Elektrik, at the WV RA rally about 3-4 years ago. Ever since I got stranded with a dead alternator on an XC trip an...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2008, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,043
Posted By Gringo
Just had an 'aha!' moment - I remembered this...

Just had an 'aha!' moment - I remembered this older thread but couldn't find it. Thanks guys! My boots are dry for now, so this goes on the list of winter maintenance items...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,043
Posted By Gringo
valve cover center stud spins - R100GS

I've been tolerating a miniscule oil drip off my '92 PD's right valve cover gasket; ordered some 'real gaskets' awhile back and finally put them in this weekend. When replacing the right side valve...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,990
Posted By Gringo
My wife and I have logged alot of two-up miles on...

My wife and I have logged alot of two-up miles on my old PD, and the best money I ever spent was getting the stock dual saddle rebuilt with gel before our biggest trip. Last year I upgraded to an...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2008, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By Gringo
that's encouraging, at least from a $$...

that's encouraging, at least from a $$ perspective!

Thanks guys, I'll try those things. Been trying 'em and got to feeling like I was beating my head against the wall... but I'll try some more!
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2008, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By Gringo
*bump* still need help - have done...

*bump*


still need help - have done several searches but can't find a link for good starting place for troubleshooting this. Hall sensor?

recapping - my fuel pump was working but I had no...
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