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Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,995
Posted By bigrichard
That's a Bailey bridge - I heard those in this...

That's a Bailey bridge - I heard those in this area are WWII surplus so it's not surprising they're getting a little tired :bmwrider

http://www.baileybridge.com/
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 103,612
Posted By bigrichard
Yup, they had the good sense to use a Guzzi final...

Yup, they had the good sense to use a Guzzi final drive instead of a beemer

The engine sounds like it's from the SmartCar
Forum: Racing 02-11-2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 117,216
Posted By bigrichard
Interesting that they stop the bellypan so far in...

Interesting that they stop the bellypan so far in front of the rear wheel

Ok, maybe it's not interesting to everyone :bluduh
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2008, 07:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,995
Posted By bigrichard
Awesome

Awesome
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By bigrichard
Nice :ricky Care to tell us more about the...

Nice :ricky

Care to tell us more about the camping spot?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,781
Posted By bigrichard
Likewise, except mine is a yellow XPEL ...

Likewise, except mine is a yellow XPEL

http://www.xpel.com/products/headlight_protection.asp
Forum: Racing 02-07-2008, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 117,216
Posted By bigrichard
There's more than one way to machine a cat...

There's more than one way to machine a cat :bmwrider
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-07-2008, 12:50 AM
Replies: 7,346
Views: 2,499,295
Posted By bigrichard
Maybe they should have left it up - I saw a woman...

Maybe they should have left it up - I saw a woman die in a crash on that road
Forum: Racing 02-06-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 117,216
Posted By bigrichard
Which raises another question - would we be able...

Which raises another question - would we be able to tell if Honda was actually using desmo instead of pneumo?

Their marketing dept might prefer that they not admit going desmo
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By bigrichard
Phone probably preferable I've spoken with...

Phone probably preferable

I've spoken with them several times and they never gave the impression it was an imposition
Forum: Racing 02-06-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 117,216
Posted By bigrichard
KTM also chose to develop their own pneumatic...

KTM also chose to develop their own pneumatic system for their MotoGP engine instead of using available, presumably F1 derived, technology

It seems curious that Honda and Yamaha apparently...
Forum: Beasts 02-06-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,911
Posted By bigrichard
Interesting - do you know what their connection...

Interesting - do you know what their connection is with Continental?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,391
Posted By bigrichard
Sounds like the way to go 8' of whatever...

Sounds like the way to go

8' of whatever diameter just fits over the tubes under the throttle bodies and a little ATF didn't work so I got lazy and bought the Carbmate
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2008, 11:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,391
Posted By bigrichard
Recently got a Carbmate Used for one quicky...

Recently got a Carbmate

Used for one quicky TBS

Seemed fine but I used old mercury carbsticks before so can't compare it to Twinmax

Whichever you get will save you so much over taking the...
Forum: Racing 02-05-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 117,216
Posted By bigrichard
Soichiro was a racer

Soichiro was a racer
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2008, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By bigrichard
Twice Upon a Caravan by Robert Fulton He...

Twice Upon a Caravan by Robert Fulton

He did the first ever motorcycle RTW and took a movie camera with him

Even familiar places were very different back then
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By bigrichard
:thumb The local beemer shop stocks it ...

:thumb The local beemer shop stocks it

Check Ride Reports - several Indian riders have posted trips into the Himalayas
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2008, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By bigrichard
http://mertlawwill.com/prosthetic/Lawwill_Prosthet...

http://mertlawwill.com/prosthetic/Lawwill_ProstheticFS.htm

Very neat setup designed and built by Mert for a fellow racer who lost an arm

Automatic release in a crash

For any youngsters in...
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 69,586
Posted By bigrichard
In the meantime you might talk to these folks ...

In the meantime you might talk to these folks

http://scuderia.com/

Aprilia and Bimota dealer as well as the biggest KTM shop in the country


http://www.munroemotors.com/

MV Agusta,...
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 69,586
Posted By bigrichard
Leafman - take a trip to Italy and visit the...

Leafman - take a trip to Italy and visit the factory

You'd at least get a test ride and at most the US distributorship :thumb
Forum: Racing 01-29-2008, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 117,216
Posted By bigrichard
Yeah, almost as hardcore as Hayden riding the...

Yeah, almost as hardcore as Hayden riding the last 2006 MotoGP race with a broken shoulder and collarbone and beating Rossi for the championship
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2008, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By bigrichard
Rear brake problems are common on oilheads but...

Rear brake problems are common on oilheads but easily corrected

Go to the bottom of this page and click Wisdom

Read the article on rear brakes

You'll also find lots of other useful...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2008, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,685
Posted By bigrichard
Many of the aftermarket seats are custom made for...

Many of the aftermarket seats are custom made for your dimensions - there have been many discussions in these pages :bmwrider

Had my seat made higher and with Fastways pegs am much happier than...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 25,778
Posted By bigrichard
XS650?

XS650?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2008, 11:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,900
Posted By bigrichard
Anybody home?

Anybody home?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,522
Posted By bigrichard
Self-destructing final drives were quite an...

Self-destructing final drives were quite an innovation :rofl

Actually, Jim is the worst whiner in GSpot - whenever anyone suggests BMWs are imperfect he bitches about them bitching :bmwrider
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4,753
Views: 1,645,004
Posted By bigrichard
And people in the Southern Hemisphere always...

And people in the Southern Hemisphere always claim that things aren't upside down down there :ddog
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 104,204
Posted By bigrichard
I wouldn't dare take a bike off pavement with one...

I wouldn't dare take a bike off pavement with one of those funny looking saddles :rofl

http://br.smugmug.com/photos/67198270-L-5.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2008, 01:04 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 104,204
Posted By bigrichard
+1 I like things that tell me where I am in...

+1

I like things that tell me where I am in relation to the bike
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2008, 12:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,795
Posted By bigrichard
Gear indicator on my 1150GS got moody after being...

Gear indicator on my 1150GS got moody after being ridden extensively in several days of heavy rain

Gradually returning to normal

Clock just went weird which makes me wonder if the problem...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2008, 01:20 AM
Replies: 1,346
Views: 159,635
Posted By bigrichard
And try some chai Congratulations on the...

And try some chai

Congratulations on the article :deal
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,392
Posted By bigrichard
Good question My guess is that he might be...

Good question

My guess is that he might be more inclined to accept an invitation to attend an ADVrider event than to hang out in cyberspace
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,392
Posted By bigrichard
It's unfortunate that many ADVriders don't seem...

It's unfortunate that many ADVriders don't seem to be aware of Dave

I had the great pleasure of attending a presentation he gave at a BMW rally here in California and talking with him afterwards...
Forum: Racing 01-02-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 117,216
Posted By bigrichard
My point was simply that this statement, like...

My point was simply that this statement, like Whitey's, was nonfactual :bmwrider
Forum: Racing 01-02-2008, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 117,216
Posted By bigrichard
IIRC those"others" consisted of one unattributed,...

IIRC those"others" consisted of one unattributed, and dubious, quote

According to Roger Lee, Kawasaki's traction control lets you go wide open in the most unlikely places

And Kawasaki has the...
Forum: Racing 01-01-2008, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 117,216
Posted By bigrichard
From the Nicky Hayden Interview on 'soup: Q...

From the Nicky Hayden Interview on 'soup:

Q If he did go that fast, do you think part of the reason is that he's been through a lot of traction control. Like your brother, Roger Lee, who said...
Forum: Racing 01-01-2008, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 117,216
Posted By bigrichard
Don't want spoil anybody's fun, but do we really...

Don't want spoil anybody's fun, but do we really know that Rossi said what MCN says he said?

MCN is kinda notorious for makin stuff up :bmwrider
Forum: Racing 12-17-2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 117,216
Posted By bigrichard
Greatest tire ever :deal Besides sticking...

Greatest tire ever :deal

Besides sticking better than anything previous, they were very forgiving at a time when I needed a lot of forgiveness

Currently have Conti Road Attacks on my GS -...
Forum: Racing 12-17-2007, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 117,216
Posted By bigrichard
Jinx and I are so old we're talking about...

Jinx and I are so old we're talking about traction, not traction control :bmwrider

There is a connection to the article

Back in the days before tires with traction came along, engines were...
Forum: Racing 12-17-2007, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 117,216
Posted By bigrichard
Back in the good ol days we didn't need any of...

Back in the good ol days we didn't need any of that sissy "traction" nonsense :ricky
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