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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By ericrat
I have the ESA and it isn't worth it, it just...

I have the ESA and it isn't worth it, it just doesn't seem to do very much.

ASC works and does exactly what it says it does. I not sure I have really needed it but it is a nice safety feature...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By ericrat
Good pictures and discussion...

Good pictures and discussion here:http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=745116
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,336
Posted By ericrat
Attached or detached garage? You may want to...

Attached or detached garage? You may want to consider fire codes. Exposed OSB/Plywood may not be code. It also might not be a good idea from a flame spread viewpoint.

Eric
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By ericrat
Disassembling the drive shaft is non-trivial. ...

Disassembling the drive shaft is non-trivial. They are on there TIGHT. I don't see any problem with taping it off.
Getting the nut off is the easy part. The bell coupling is on a tapered shaft...
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By ericrat
I did. I edited the post. Thanks!

I did. I edited the post. Thanks!
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By ericrat
No idea why this thread was dredged up from the...

No idea why this thread was dredged up from the deep.

Diston is right, shim 15 that sets the ring gear depth is unaffected. They were not always so good from the factory (see the reference to...
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,694
Posted By ericrat
I firmly believe that it is a scientific fact...

I firmly believe that it is a scientific fact that wet grass is the slipperiest substance known to man.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-20-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 91,112
Posted By ericrat
Factory toolkit?

Has anyone seen the BMW tool kit in person?

I know it is stupid pricy, but price aside, is it good?

I guess I am probably fooled by the quite good toolkits on our older BMWs...

Eric
Forum: The Garage 06-07-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By ericrat
I like it

I replaced the facia boards on our 2 car detached garage with PVC last year. I am more of a "traditional methods" kind of guy (paid up Airhead BMW Club member and all), but it seems like a great...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 31,044
Views: 7,512,451
Posted By ericrat
Yes, that is me. Honestly, this was just a...

Yes, that is me. Honestly, this was just a "transit section" to pick up the GS Gypsy tour at Tellico plains, then down to Barber for the RA Rally. Lots of gravel from here south.

Apologies for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 31,044
Views: 7,512,451
Posted By ericrat
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t1.0-9/10363712_10202667212138795_8831844853476625153_n.jpg


Can you believe it! We rode through the Dragon on Memorial Day, yes it was...
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,559
Posted By ericrat
https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-...

https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-9/10440751_259150807624565_3452312580905497123_n.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-07-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By ericrat
My wife's F700GS is running the 130 width / 17...

My wife's F700GS is running the 130 width / 17 inch K60 on the rear and it does NOT have the solid center stripe. We selected this tire specifically for this reason. She is running a K60 on the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-24-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By ericrat
I wouldn't use a leaded fuel in a bike with a...

I wouldn't use a leaded fuel in a bike with a catalytic converter. Av gas and a lost of standard race fuels will be leaded.
Race gas is awfully expensive.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-21-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,783
Posted By ericrat
What a great ride!

Thanks to Buckeye Dualsporters for putting on a great route. A big thank you to everyone that helped a couple of noobs!

I only caught a few pictures, but these are from the ADV ride on Sunday.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By ericrat
2014 and up

My 2014 F800GS has "ENDURO" mode, I believe this is the first year. It allows more slip and slide before cutting in the ABS and ASC.

It definitely makes a difference. I haven't had the bike...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-08-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,195
Posted By ericrat
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/1908/PN-055-125...

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/1908/PN-055-1250/Map-Case-HP2

That other thread is nice because it has a lot of pictures. I have been shopping, leading towards the Wolfman Blackhawk.

Happy...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-08-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,195
Posted By ericrat
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=394993
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,502
Posted By ericrat
I married her six years ago. :clap

I married her six years ago. :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-05-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,502
Posted By ericrat
No affiliation, but I saw this demonstrated at...

No affiliation, but I saw this demonstrated at March Moto Madness. They pulled a very attractive, petite women from the crowd and she could raise and lower an R1200GS with one hand.
...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By ericrat
Woody recommends making the spacer .010 bigger...

Woody recommends making the spacer .010 bigger than the hub flanges. I have seen it done this way on other bikes too.

I would rather it be flush, but the bottoms of those bearing bores aren't...
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4,091
Views: 533,307
Posted By ericrat
I have done a very little bit of gas welding...

I have done a very little bit of gas welding Aluminum with a Henrob torch. the Henrob isn't magic, but the low pressure helps to not blow through the puddle. It works. But, it puts a lot of heat...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By ericrat
Thanks everyone

Thank you everyone.

To anyone who would like to come, this Saturday at the shop, 4111 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223. Noon to 4ish. Bring a chair for yourself if you have room, a dish...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,459
Posted By ericrat
i got no dog in this fight and I wouldn't fight a...

i got no dog in this fight and I wouldn't fight a dog anyway, what a terrible idiom, strike that. (maybe PUI).

Con rods bearing can be done at anytime with the engine in the frame. Pulling the...
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By ericrat
Assuming that plug has been in for an...

Assuming that plug has been in for an indeterminate amount of time, it looks fine. But that doesn't really tell you much except that is appears to be a pretty good heat range (tan-ish in color,...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,459
Posted By ericrat
That made me chuckle. The "engineer" in me says,...

That made me chuckle. The "engineer" in me says, or course it would be a good idea plastigauge before AND after. The pragmatist in me says "don't bother measuring anything that you can't do...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By ericrat
Don't "force it". Move than a few people have...

Don't "force it". Move than a few people have cracked the clutch or brake perches trying to force them onto 7/8 bars. An expensive part to replace.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-02-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,229
Views: 66,530
Posted By ericrat
A couple videos

One of the rides returning and MrsRat playing in the creek at the end.

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<embed src="//www.youtube.com/v/J0Fz5U5nUeM?hl=en_US&version=3&rel=0"...
Forum: The Garage 03-24-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,295
Posted By ericrat
Take a block of wood. Clamp it on the drill...

Take a block of wood. Clamp it on the drill press table. Drill part way through with a 1 1/8 inch bit. A forestner would be best, but a spade bit might work. Then drill the rest of the way...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By ericrat
I will double check the choke, good idea. It...

I will double check the choke, good idea.

It just seems odd, the idle RPM doesn't really change from all the way out to all the way in on the mixture screw. At about 3 turns out, it gets a bit...
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,797
Posted By ericrat
Are you sitting down?

I am pretty sure this is the right tool.

http://www.prowireusa.com/p-437-hand-crimp-tool-stamped-contacts-size-16.aspx

Note there are two sizes depending on gauge range.
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By ericrat
Wire harness tape is not electrical tape. ...

Wire harness tape is not electrical tape.

Mcma111 pointed you to the right page, it is the dry vinyl harness tape.

Something like this would work too. ...
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By ericrat
For what it is worth, I agree. Every tube...

For what it is worth, I agree. Every tube application chart seems to be a little different, but that might even be a tube for 100-110 width 18 inch tires regardless of aspect ration.

That is so...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By ericrat
Dellorto carb problem

I have a Dellorto PHM 40 on a Husky 2003 Husky TE610E. Since that carb has been used on a fair number of thumpers over the years, I figured I would come to the whole group rather than the bike...
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By ericrat
Thank you for posting that, that is me pushing. ...

Thank you for posting that, that is me pushing. I remember that day and I remember that grey crack-o-matic coil too. The race bike doesn't sound too good there, a little flat, too much timing...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By ericrat
Lost a dear friend this week

The BMW community lost a long-time friend this week.

Len Kerkoff of Autobahn-Craftwerks in Cincinnati, OH passed away on Wednesday of this week. I am sure many of us on this forum met him at...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,323
Posted By ericrat
Huh, I have several Shorai batteries and have...

Huh, I have several Shorai batteries and have good experience and good customer support.

Have you checked your bike for parasitic draw? A small drain over a period of time is hard on the...
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By ericrat
Take a look at the chart on this page. ...

Take a look at the chart on this page. http://www.nology.com/profiremotor.html

See the coil models that say "current limited" - You definitely DON'T want any of those.

Small, very modern,...
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By ericrat
There was an open spade connector on the board in...

There was an open spade connector on the board in the headlight bucket for switched power on my R100. Made the GPS wiring very easy. I *think* it is in the blue/red section. Easy to check and I am...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-02-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,702
Posted By ericrat
Oh great

So, I want a late 2012 with the upgraded flywheel, but not a 2013 with poorer forks. Nice, what is that a 3 month build window?
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