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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 9,565
Posted By 50short
[QUOTE=farmerstu;24868634]again, sad you don't...

[QUOTE=farmerstu;24868634]again, sad you don't get it. if you pay someone for whatever ability or skill they have you are still exchanging money as barter for their time.

and all those on this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 9,565
Posted By 50short
You're incorrect. I'm not paying you anything for...

You're incorrect. I'm not paying you anything for 40 hours of your time unless your skill set is of value to me. Time is NOT the only commodity. Knowledge, natural ability, strength, health,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,265
Posted By 50short
Rob & Kath left our home today heading west out...

Rob & Kath left our home today heading west out of Minnesota. They stopped in to receive a couple things in the post and make some repairs to the bikes (I'm still puzzled by Kath's left turn signal...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,123
Posted By 50short
How does one "loose" weight? I know a good...

How does one "loose" weight? I know a good elementary school teacher.....
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,123
Posted By 50short
Thanks for the responses guys! A lot of great...

Thanks for the responses guys! A lot of great intel here. It sounds like this bike may be in my future. I really like a small displacment / lightweight bike for the majority of my riding. As long as...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,123
Posted By 50short
WR250R as a do everything / ADV touring bike?

I'm sure this has been beaten to death, but I'm too lazy to do a search for it.

I'm looking for a new bike to replace my TW200.

About me:
I'm 6'6" tall and 260lbs...I know, I know, a monkey...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,338
Posted By 50short
I'm saying TW200 is the definitive adventure...

I'm saying TW200 is the definitive adventure touring bike. I'm 6'6" and with a few mods will take it anywhere. Just rode the TWAT a few weeks ago.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-08-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,333
Posted By 50short
Laugh Ill stick with my TW200 and use the remaining...

Ill stick with my TW200 and use the remaining $14000 to take it on a loooong trip.
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4,531
Views: 1,075,219
Posted By 50short
Well, I'm sad to see you go, but TW is not for...

Well, I'm sad to see you go, but TW is not for everyone. Personally, after owning 2 KLRs and a BMW GSA, there is no bike I'd rather ride the proverbial range with. This machine will take me anywhere...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 41,042
Posted By 50short
Stirland Lake shouldn't be disturbed

http://mcco.ca/system/files/Apology%20Statement%202012.pdf

Seems like some pretty bad stuff happened there a long time ago. It's too bad.
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 22,386
Posted By 50short
Simply wonderful! Thank you for sharing this trip...

Simply wonderful! Thank you for sharing this trip with us! I will be attempting this route solo on a TW200 in Summer 2016 and can hardly wait. I appreciate all of the great insight and photography. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7,895
Views: 2,123,307
Posted By 50short
Wish it was a SAA, but alas, it's double action...

Wish it was a SAA, but alas, it's double action in 38 Long Colt. I do have a 1st generation SAA in 45 LC but it's too nice to carry. my addiction to antique Colt's gets me in more trouble than my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7,895
Views: 2,123,307
Posted By 50short
Trail 90...the only bike I'll ever need.

This little machine will do it all...albeit slowly.:D After many years of adventure touring on big displacement GSAs and KLRs, I've decided to get back to my roots. Minimalist touring (at 100MPGs) on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 180,080
Posted By 50short
Laugh Trail 90s Rule!!

The Cycles East guys are machines! Way to go. Regardless of what any haters might say, the CT90 is one of the most capable, purpose-built machines in dualsport history. Not designed for hardcore,...
Forum: Americas 06-04-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By 50short
Am I an idiot? CL350 on the T.W.A.Trail

Just wondering what the public opinion is...
I've ridden'em all. 3 KLR's, 3 XT's, 1 GS Adventure, Victory, Honda CB750, TW200, etc...
I'm planning a trip up to the Very Boring Rally 3 in Duluth,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By 50short
Do you happen to have maps for this route or did...

Do you happen to have maps for this route or did you use Chad's GPS coordinates? I'm really excited to give it a try but I'm concerned that I'll have a hard time linking it all together.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By 50short
Trans-Wisconsin on GS1100 w/Anakees...Bad idea?

I'm going to do the TWAT on my GS1100 with Anakees. Are these tires too mild for the trails? My TKC's are almost down to the wear bars in the rear...should I use these even though they're almost worn...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,367
Posted By 50short
I probably should've asked first but I'm going on...

I probably should've asked first but I'm going on a trip very soon and I thought I'd 'roll the dice'. Hopefully my decision will be a good one...if not I'll have something to bitch about. :rofl...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,367
Posted By 50short
Just bought some Anakee's...work ok?

I just bought some Anakee's for my R1100GS. I'm one of those unfortunate riders that likes to ride 1000miles on pavement only to find gravel and expect my tires to perform equally as well. My TKC's...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 19,435
Posted By 50short
The 1100 is an awesome bike. Old enough to not...

The 1100 is an awesome bike. Old enough to not worry about too much, but still sexy enough to make you look cool when you're riding back home through your neighborhood after a 2000 mile on/off road...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,470
Posted By 50short
Don't sweat the final drive. I've ridden all...

Don't sweat the final drive. I've ridden all over the country on my 1100GS with 60k miles and have never had a single problem. What's the big deal anyway?? After all, it is a machine...all of 'em...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By 50short
2000miles of pavement and a fully loaded GS will...

2000miles of pavement and a fully loaded GS will eat up your TKC's pretty F'in fast. I'm on a trip into the Ozarks right now (both on and off road, mostly on) that has taken my rear tire and worn it...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,911
Posted By 50short
I once passed a motorcycle gang in North Dakota...

I once passed a motorcycle gang in North Dakota and the lead rider had his prosthetic leg (whole thing...thigh and calf) strapped to his sissy bar. God damned alarming thing to see at first but...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,096
Posted By 50short
I live in SW Minneapolis.

I live by Lake Harriet in Minneapolis and am an ASE Certified Master Tech. I also do ALL of the work on my GS. I'd be happy to answer questions...and I won't charge, well, maybe a beer sometime. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By 50short
you don't have to take your bike apart at all. ...

you don't have to take your bike apart at all. you can access the clutch arm and push rod adjusting nut by putting your bike on its center stand and looking ahead of your rear wheel. have an...
Forum: Americas 07-30-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 360
Posted By 50short
Riding "The Grade" in MN. More to come...

"The Grade" allegedly runs from Illgen City, MN to the Gunflint Trail. Not sure, never done it. Anyone with experience on this road should tell me about it...looks long and fairly remote. Riding a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,716
Posted By 50short
So fricken jealous!

I just got back from my local dealer and drooled all over their '09 Adv. It is such an amazing bike! I'm 6'6" and it's one of the few machines that actually feels like it was made for me. My...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By 50short
Leaking Master Cylinder

Anyone have any experience with the Magura master cylinder rebuild kit available at Beemer Boneyard? I've got a '95 R1100GS and the front brake master cylinder has started leaking fluid. Instead of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2009, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By 50short
1100GS with a throttle body ticking at idle?

This is starting to piss me off. When my '95 GS is idling, the right hand throttle body valve starts slapping open and closed with the engine speed. Anybody experience this before. Is it a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2009, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,162
Posted By 50short
So exciting!!! I actually would like to have an...

So exciting!!! I actually would like to have an '04 GS/A more than a new 1200. Call me crazy? Good luck on all your adventures.:D
Forum: Battle scooters 06-14-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,293
Posted By 50short
Suzuki MT50 Trail Hopper, what oil to use?

Hey fellow ADV'ers,
My question is this; I'm refurbishing a vintage 1971 Suzuki 50cc 2stroke minibike. I've got no information for this bike, so I'm clueless about point-gap, plug-gap, 2 stroke...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By 50short
fuel pressure?

Even though you can hear your fuel pump running, are you sure that its making fuel pressure? Maybe when you took the spill it damaged the fuel pump internally? Just a thought. It seems very...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By 50short
Injector pulse?

You indicated that you have an 'electrical signal' at the injectors. What type of electrical signal? One side of the connector should be hot, while the other side of the connector is grounded by...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By 50short
1100GS valve adjustment...what parts do I need?

I'm gearing up to adjust the valves on my '95 1100GS and I'm wondering what parts I need to order to do it right...ie. valve cover gaskets, rubber seals (for the bolts). Anything else?
Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,508
Posted By 50short
Probably nothing...

but make sure it gets fixed and you're satisfied with the end result! After all...you did spend a bunch of money on this motorbike and it should live up to your expectations. As a mechanic, I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 990
Posted By 50short
Lets see your R1100GS offroad!

Hello,
It's about -5F in Minneapolis right now and I'm starting to get really excited for next riding season (still a solid 4 months away). Anybody out there have some good 1100GS offroad pictures...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,596
Posted By 50short
Try to get a fuel pressure reading if you can. ...

Try to get a fuel pressure reading if you can. It sounds a little bit like you could have a restricted fuel filter, or a fuel pump that's not making the proper pressure. The fuel pressure should be...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,586
Posted By 50short
Sit on'er, hell, I stroke her softly and tell her...

Sit on'er, hell, I stroke her softly and tell her I love her! Too bad Minnesota decided to get cold and stay cold so f'ing early. What happened to global warming?
Waiting anxiously for...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2008, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By 50short
Final drive noise?

Just wondering...is it normal to hear your final drive gears when cruising at highway speeds (high pitched whine)? I'm a new GS 1100 owner and am trying to learn the sounds.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By 50short
1100GS mechanical questions from a newbie

Hello,
I just bought my first BMW motorcycle and absolutely love it! It's a 1995 1100GS with 50k on the clock. All maintenance is up to date and it runs wonderfully.

My questions/concerns:...
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