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Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,081
Posted By Spider-eyes
Ditto!! That file is worth its weight in gold!!

Ditto!! That file is worth its weight in gold!!
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 19,889
Posted By Spider-eyes
Meaning???

Meaning???
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 320,809
Posted By Spider-eyes
Fishrcutb8 - I've has a 2005 R1150 since new with...

Fishrcutb8 - I've has a 2005 R1150 since new with no problems except for one battery replacement. I do my own maintenance and it's pretty simple. I do recommend Jim von Baden's maintenance CD's to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,305
Posted By Spider-eyes
Latest year BMW R1150R you can afford. The last...

Latest year BMW R1150R you can afford. The last two model years had most all bugs worked out (it says here...) and are excellent all around workhorses. Plenty fast enough, up to 50 MPG, easy to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 18,706
Posted By Spider-eyes
LI LT, that is a hell of a buy! Details? ...

LI LT, that is a hell of a buy! Details? Anything wrong with it? How many miles? Ride that beauty!
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,332
Posted By Spider-eyes
The mechanical bits sound interesting; do you...

The mechanical bits sound interesting; do you think the head work was worth the money? Do the other bits seem to markedly improve the performance? The paint job is interesting but maybe a bit much...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 83,436
Posted By Spider-eyes
Wow! 325# and 318# is exactly the weight I'm...

Wow! 325# and 318# is exactly the weight I'm after. Amazing that they can come down to that. The Mule websight has some great looking bikes but, alas, no frame prices.

I need to do some...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 83,436
Posted By Spider-eyes
This thread has rekindled a thirty year old...

This thread has rekindled a thirty year old desire to do a Sportster Cafe bike. I'm just wondering how light such a machine might be. The Welsh frame is 32.5 lbs. Going with lightweight forks...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By Spider-eyes
The simplest fix for this is to sit in neutral,...

The simplest fix for this is to sit in neutral, pull in the clutch, count three seconds and then engage first. I do this and I have no clunks whatsoever.

But...if you pull in the clutch and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 954
Posted By Spider-eyes
No more bike trips for Alton. After the shunt in...

No more bike trips for Alton. After the shunt in the desert on the first series, the Food Network producers decided the risk was too great and pulled the plug.

This was immediately following the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,311
Posted By Spider-eyes
Recalls expire? I didn't know that. Over what...

Recalls expire? I didn't know that. Over what period of time? Mine's a 2005 model.
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,020
Posted By Spider-eyes
You may be on to something! Years ago, I had a...

You may be on to something! Years ago, I had a nearly new MGB that used a quart of oil per 1,500 miles and seemed awfully anemic for 1,800 ccs; it was still under warranty but the dealer said oil...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 44,328
Posted By Spider-eyes
Too Cool!!

Too Cool!!
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By Spider-eyes
try beemerboneyard.

try beemerboneyard.
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,658
Posted By Spider-eyes
The "R" series bikes, R850r, r1100r. r1150r,...

The "R" series bikes, R850r, r1100r. r1150r, r1200r have never sold well in the U.S. because they are "bare bikes" and the people here want fairings, windshields, trip meters, whiz-bangs, etc on...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,648
Posted By Spider-eyes
Jim Von Baden has a dvd available on the R series...

Jim Von Baden has a dvd available on the R series bikes. Also, you can go over to the R1150R board and see some vids there on the tune ups.
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,992
Posted By Spider-eyes
How much is the sale of the Roadster 1150...

How much is the sale of the Roadster 1150 improved? How has the value improved??

Just askin'
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,600
Posted By Spider-eyes
, Congratulations! I've had my '05 for three...

, Congratulations! I've had my '05 for three years - bought it from the local BMW dealer with 3.XXX miles on it and have enjoyed every minute. I've had Triumphs, Harleys, Hondas and a spate of others...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By Spider-eyes
I have to say everything you guys say occured to...

I have to say everything you guys say occured to me. Soft market, 30k stock engine, not the newest generation, etc.

I think I'll take your advice and pass. I would like to sell used parts as a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By Spider-eyes
Salvage/part-out value of Harley

A friend totalled his Harley a couple of weeks ago in a T-bone crash, the fault of the cage driver involved. (My friend was banged up pretty well but no serious injuries ensued, thank Goodness.) The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,154
Posted By Spider-eyes
So, let me get this straight; if I'm going to...

So, let me get this straight; if I'm going to get this motorcycle thing right, I need to ride it at 8,000 revs or better on surface streets; I've gotta be at peak revs, righr?

What's wrong with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,154
Posted By Spider-eyes
So, let me get this straight; running your...

So, let me get this straight; running your machines at the redline adds to their longevity, right? Your automobile, your truck and your motorcycle; running them near the redline is good for them...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2008, 07:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,154
Posted By Spider-eyes
duplicate - sorry

duplicate - sorry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2008, 07:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,154
Posted By Spider-eyes
Two things i'd have to say: 1) Cars still burn...

Two things i'd have to say:
1) Cars still burn gasoline, gasoline is carbon based, there will always be carbon engine mapping or otherwise.
2) Detonation isnt the only thing you have to worry about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2008, 11:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,154
Posted By Spider-eyes
I think you're fine. Keep in mind that the "blow...

I think you're fine. Keep in mind that the "blow out the carbon" myth originated in the 1950s when carburetors ruled, engine tolerances were pretty lax and engine programing/mapping did not exist.
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,562
Posted By Spider-eyes
As I posted last year. I had a 1974 Sportster...

As I posted last year. I had a 1974 Sportster that i used to ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway and certain Smokies roads with some enthusism. On the road to Clingimans Dome in the Smokies, I used to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2008, 07:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,360
Posted By Spider-eyes
Good point. After reading all the scare stories,...

Good point. After reading all the scare stories, I asked my local dealer if he had seen any R1150Rs come in with final drive failures. He replied that he had not had any that he could remember...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 70,232
Posted By Spider-eyes
[quote=Mudcat] I had an opportunity to use a...

[quote=Mudcat]
I had an opportunity to use a R1150R for a week or so. Besides having conventional brakes, which I loved, the bike out handled my GS all to hell on every road. And the R can be...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2007, 06:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,232
Posted By Spider-eyes
Gee, I never heard of anyone wanting to buy "the...

Gee, I never heard of anyone wanting to buy "the Honda Accord of motorcycles."

That said, the K75 will probably serve you well. The ones I've seen are capable, fast enough and reliable as an...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,567
Posted By Spider-eyes
Beautiful! Sportster guys are famous for coming...

Beautiful! Sportster guys are famous for coming up with custom useful stuff for their bikes. I love Sporties and I often miss mine.
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2007, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By Spider-eyes
What is "high mileage" and what kind of...

What is "high mileage" and what kind of maintenance did the bike get? I like Fizzies and am considering one in the future.
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2007, 05:11 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,498
Posted By Spider-eyes
Harleys are neat bikes. I rode a '74 Sportster...

Harleys are neat bikes. I rode a '74 Sportster every day to the office for 15 years (above 16 degrees and not raining in the morning my only requirements). Those AMF bikes are held to be the worst of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,279
Posted By Spider-eyes
Greenville Cautions

On I-85, I stay in the right or center lane and pace the traffic up to maybe 75mph (Stay under 70 on Fridays - seriously. The pigs have it posted at 60 mph for revenue enhancement - safety was...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2007, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,648
Posted By Spider-eyes
I had a cop friend in Chattanooga who rode one on...

I had a cop friend in Chattanooga who rode one on parking patrol. He got incredible gas mileage, it was smooth, quiet and totally reliable.

It is to motorcycles as the hot Civic is to the S2000....
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2007, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 498
Posted By Spider-eyes
My '74 Sportster had a knurled friction screw...

My '74 Sportster had a knurled friction screw that could be adjusted to hold the throttle at a constant speed. Or, it could be backed off and the throttle would close when released. That was a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2007, 04:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,990
Posted By Spider-eyes
Back in the '80s, I rode the Cumberland Gap road...

Back in the '80s, I rode the Cumberland Gap road to Clingman's Dome numerous times on my '74 Sporty. In my then somewhat "alterted" state, I drifted, slid and hacked that poor old girl through the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2007, 04:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,656
Posted By Spider-eyes
Ummm; nope, I don't think so. The tool belt is a...

Ummm; nope, I don't think so. The tool belt is a ploy to justify the hammer. The hammer is used to get the attention of SUV drivers who are percieved to encroach on the "biker's" territory.

But,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2007, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,059
Posted By Spider-eyes
A kindred spirit! I'm going on 63 but feel 26....

A kindred spirit! I'm going on 63 but feel 26. I've had Triumphs (including an original TT), Sportsters and others but my focus has always been on fast, practical, all-weather travel. In Europe, I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2007, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,071
Posted By Spider-eyes
Sherpa, huh? I like them; how does it do in the...

Sherpa, huh? I like them; how does it do in the twisties? I'll bet it's surprisingly capable.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,605
Posted By Spider-eyes
I had one many moons ago. It had an unusual...

I had one many moons ago. It had an unusual wheel/tire size that was impossible to get. Some year models had more conventional sizes.
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