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Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,164
Posted By knary
This is where I'm at. I crossed the country a few...

This is where I'm at. I crossed the country a few times and went all over the place on my 1991 K75s. It was my first BMW and while there are a few issues (splines!), it was a durable and competent...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,164
Posted By knary
Ummm http://www.eilenberger.net/k75exhaust/

Ummm

http://www.eilenberger.net/k75exhaust/
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,164
Posted By knary
There are some differences in timing and...

There are some differences in timing and compression between euro and US K75s but not enough to make up for the gap between BMW's claimed HP and actual HP. I think the bike dates to a time when...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,164
Posted By knary
The k75 is no where near 75hp. At the rear wheel...

The k75 is no where near 75hp. At the rear wheel it puts down barely more than 50hp and it weighs north of 500 lbs. The strom puts down nearly 65hp and weighs just under 500 lbs. The wee strom isn't...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 49,415
Posted By knary
The R is replacing an existing model. The RS is...

The R is replacing an existing model. The RS is filling an empty niche.

I'd buy the R before the RS, but then I'd probably buy a used R, however meh I feel about the previous styling, to save a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 49,415
Posted By knary
There might be a gap between my eyes and my...

There might be a gap between my eyes and my stomach (wallet). :lol3

But they look *great* to me.
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 21,481
Posted By knary
:lol3 :knary :thumb

:lol3

:knary

:thumb
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 49,415
Posted By knary
Now that we've all agreed that Jim is yet again...

Now that we've all agreed that Jim is yet again wrong :lol3, the questions I see in this regard are 1. What kind of mpg are the wetheads getting and thus what is the likely range? 2. how important is...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 49,415
Posted By knary
Different people ride differently, have different...

Different people ride differently, have different expectations, tolerances and aptitudes, and thus different experiences. Right?
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 49,415
Posted By knary
Sorta. There are stretches where the gas...

Sorta.
There are stretches where the gas hasn't always been reliable and if you do wander off the main roads it can become well over 150 miles between stops. And, of course, we all make mistakes....
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 49,415
Posted By knary
4.8 gallons

4.8 gallons
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 49,415
Posted By knary
shaft is heavier than chain. life is full...

shaft is heavier than chain.

life is full of compromises. Ignoring that most of us are carrying an extra ten or twenty pounds, fussing over that modest weight difference between bikes seems a bit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,509
Posted By knary
I'm ambivalent. It depends on the bike, the...

I'm ambivalent. It depends on the bike, the mission, and the price tag. At the moment, I'd be thrilled to be in a position to shop for a new bike.
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 49,415
Posted By knary
Of course while some are talking about shaving...

Of course while some are talking about shaving unsprung weight, others are opting for the heavy spoked wheels because they're pretty.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,509
Posted By knary
Myself? I'm afraid of getting smashed and/or...

Myself?
I'm afraid of getting smashed and/or dying. I've done the former and I'd rather not do the latter until some appropriate point when I'm at least as old as the typical BMW owner (:D). The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,509
Posted By knary
Technology is *great* so long as it's dependable,...

Technology is *great* so long as it's dependable, improves the experience (helps keep me alive, the bike running, etc), and doesn't otherwise intrude on that experience. The marques are competing for...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 49,415
Posted By knary
You can tell the difference. Most everyone who...

You can tell the difference. Most everyone who has ever put together more than one word about these bikes has mentioned how the front end and thus the whole bike feels different.
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 49,415
Posted By knary
There's also the promise when the lights come on...

There's also the promise when the lights come on with the first turn of the key. The shuffling whine of the starter briskly spinning. The discrete snatch as the bike goes into gear. The rising pitch...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 49,415
Posted By knary
Watching needles is one of the pleasures of a...

Watching needles is one of the pleasures of a motorcycle.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,509
Posted By knary
I want them too but it becomes a silly game. ...

I want them too but it becomes a silly game.

"Give me the most powerful machine possible that with the right technology will never ever do anything to surprise me."

I want some surprises....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,509
Posted By knary
Don't confuse the marketing of technology for the...

Don't confuse the marketing of technology for the necessity of that technology.

Where's the line between too much and not enough? It depends on the rider, the bike, and the implementation of that...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 392,138
Posted By knary
For the same reasons they ever would. Appearances...

For the same reasons they ever would. Appearances aside, it should offer phenomenal real world performance with a modicum of comfort and long distance ability. :dunno
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 392,138
Posted By knary
:D With this bike, I'm glad they didn't go over...

:D
With this bike, I'm glad they didn't go over the top as they did with the GS (the exploding bag of Doritos look). And, conversely, I'm very glad they didn't go for awkward blandness (eg triumph...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 392,138
Posted By knary
Except that this "fad" has been rolling along for...

Except that this "fad" has been rolling along for many many years. If these designs strike you as too new and too weird, it's likely that you're old enough that your hair line isn't what it used to...
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7,251
Views: 1,448,500
Posted By knary
Love that tank. Tell me more. Not too sure...

Love that tank. Tell me more.

Not too sure about that seat.
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 15,665
Posted By knary
The word you're looking for is hideous. ...

The word you're looking for is hideous.

Your bike, OTOH, looks amazing. :thumb
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,266
Posted By knary
Generally speaking, big fairings do not like the...

Generally speaking, big fairings do not like the abuse of lumpy roads. You're asking a lot of that plastic.

Why not just go for a naked airhead with a bigger motor?
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,645
Posted By knary
Which is why I asked earlier which coil. They, of...

Which is why I asked earlier which coil. They, of course, are assuming a Harley installation. But ???
Forum: Airheads 09-17-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,081
Posted By knary
peeved

peeved
Forum: Airheads 09-17-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,645
Posted By knary
Which Harley coil? Resistance? Points ignition?

Which Harley coil? Resistance?
Points ignition?
Forum: Airheads 09-16-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 84,321
Posted By knary
Disappointing turn to this thread to put it...

Disappointing turn to this thread to put it mildly.
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7,251
Views: 1,448,500
Posted By knary
What are you talking about? Tape those gaiters...

What are you talking about? Tape those gaiters together and it's ready to ride. :lol3
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7,251
Views: 1,448,500
Posted By knary
Lovely fork gaiters :lol3

Lovely fork gaiters :lol3
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 48,979
Posted By knary
The most exciting news. She's not leaking...

The most exciting news. She's not leaking anymore. Weeping maybe, but not out and out leaking. :patch

Oil pressure switch
Oil pan gasket
Plugged neutral switch with a bolt
Shifter seal
Final...
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By knary
Oil pressure switch likely needs replacing. ...

Oil pressure switch likely needs replacing.
Just had this exact issue on my /7.
Pull the wire and ground it with the key on. The light should come on.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,385
Posted By knary
Bump for a sweet machine.

Bump for a sweet machine.
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,688
Posted By knary
Do a compression test and a leakdown test. Even...

Do a compression test and a leakdown test. Even just a crude version of the latter. And let the engine run a bit.

Rings can need some time to bed in. There may be an issue with the aftermarket...
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 20,785
Posted By knary
We need a video of the thing.

We need a video of the thing.
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 20,785
Posted By knary
Exactly! :thumb

Exactly! :thumb
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 84,321
Posted By knary
:thumb -insert childish joke about getting a...

:thumb

-insert childish joke about getting a room-
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