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Forum: Equipment 08-11-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,664
Posted By blueshoat
:ear

:ear
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-12-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By blueshoat
Wow, that was the route I chose from Tuscon. I...

Wow, that was the route I chose from Tuscon. I was also eyeing 191...but that requires heading east and adding some mileage. Trying to decide if I want to come up through Durango or Telluride. This...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-12-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By blueshoat
Yeah, I've had my eye on Kebler pass since I was...

Yeah, I've had my eye on Kebler pass since I was in Somerset a few years ago. It was a BMW sport touring bike...and I would have taken Kebler pass but a local motorcyclist (harley guy) said he...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-12-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By blueshoat
I don't have any dates yet! Sometime between the...

I don't have any dates yet! Sometime between the 20th and the 28th this month. Sorta last minute...:D'

I have solid skills. But the going can't get too rough because time does not allow for it....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-12-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By blueshoat
Thanks for the reply. I'll scope it out. Any...

Thanks for the reply. I'll scope it out. Any opinion on Last Dollar Road versus Tomboy road? If I head east to Ouray I'll have more mountain passes to choose from.

State road 92 is one of my...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-12-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By blueshoat
Local advice needed

I'm planning a trip from Phoenix to Salida (via Telluride and/or Ouray) and on to Chicago in a week or two. I'll be riding a KTM Adventure 990. I'll only have about 2.5 days to get to Salida, and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-02-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,190
Posted By blueshoat
This is just the type of feedback I'm looking...

This is just the type of feedback I'm looking for. I'm not the least bit concerned about getting the carbs set up right if needed, but I don't want to take it off and fiddle with it every year...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,190
Posted By blueshoat
The last carb'd bike I had was a 1999 Yamaha R1....

The last carb'd bike I had was a 1999 Yamaha R1. What a sweet running bike that was :evil

Thanks for all the input. Its what I wanted to hear.

Now that I'm convinced I'm not limited to the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,190
Posted By blueshoat
greed! :d

greed! :d
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,190
Posted By blueshoat
What kind of maintenance are we looking at on a...

What kind of maintenance are we looking at on a bike that is ridden 5k to 10k miles per year? How many hours are involved in regular maintenance? How about a re-build (DIY)?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-31-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,190
Posted By blueshoat
OPINION: Stay Away From Carbureted KTM 950 Adventure?

I'm really interested in a KTM 950, but I've heard the carburetors can be a real pain in the A$$ to maintain. Basically I should "stay away" from the 950 and only consider a 990 fuel injected model....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,135
Posted By blueshoat
Thanks for the lead. This looks like a possible...

Thanks for the lead. This looks like a possible plug and play alternative. Definitely my plan B.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,135
Posted By blueshoat
I'll try soldering and report back...

I'll try soldering and report back...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,135
Posted By blueshoat
Sounds llike you're the guy with the experience....

Sounds llike you're the guy with the experience. Can I just use my existing resistance wires and re wrap everything?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,135
Posted By blueshoat
Heated Grip Re-wrap...anyone done this?

Looking for a little guidance here. I buggered my heated grips by accidentally severing one the wires. I unwrapped everything (throttle side) and reattached the resistance wires using some crimped...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By blueshoat
Best Clutch Upgrade Kit for R1100(RS)?

I'm getting some slippage in 4th & 5th gear under moderate to heavy throttle. With a long trip in the works, I best get on with the repair. At this point, I'm convinced I need to replace everything...
Forum: The Garage 06-15-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,760
Posted By blueshoat
Good advice. However, at the moment, I lack the...

Good advice. However, at the moment, I lack the tools and experience to measure anything...and I was hoping some quality feedback would help me narrow it down to one or two highly probable causes and...
Forum: The Garage 06-15-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,760
Posted By blueshoat
The bike turned over, so I'm more confused than...

The bike turned over, so I'm more confused than ever. Clutch switch? Trans (neutral) switch? Starter switch? Starter relay? I'll report back with an update. Many thanks for the help and feedback...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,760
Posted By blueshoat
Logical. I'll start with a new relay. Then...

Logical. I'll start with a new relay. Then disassemble and clean the switch if I don't get results.
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,760
Posted By blueshoat
Ooops, we're talking about an R1100RS. Everything...

Ooops, we're talking about an R1100RS. Everything is normal with the exception the starter button gets no response...not even a click.
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,760
Posted By blueshoat
HELP>>>Bad STARTER or RELAY?

Symptoms:

I hop on the bike, raise the side stand, turn the key (accompanied by the familiar "bzzzzzt" noise and dash lights as usual), pull in the clutch, and press the starter button...and...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,291
Posted By blueshoat
And what if it has power, but doesn't even turn...

And what if it has power, but doesn't even turn over? Thats MY situation at the moment. Sudden, and fatal starter death?

HELP!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,084
Posted By blueshoat
odyssey = thumbs up

I just replaced my BMW gel battery with an Odyssey PC680. The BMW gel wasn't even two years old (dated September 09) and crapped out on me. It tested out at 100% charge with only 100 cranking amps....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By blueshoat
Update....

Check it out...I pulled the grip off again, then I touched the wires together and guess what...I blew the fuse. The question is: if this blows the fuse, then why the hell aren't the wires heating up?...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By blueshoat
Thanks...

Thanks a lot fellow inmates. Keep the ideas coming...

I had the grip off already and soldered the heating wire back to the feeding wire (damaged it getting the grip off)...still no heat. I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By blueshoat
Will my old Actron CP7848 suffice for a...

Will my old Actron CP7848 suffice for a continuity check? (see attached pic)
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By blueshoat
Heated grip failure: Expert help please>>>>

I've searched and searched to no avail. My bike is a 1995 R110RS and the throttle side heated grip stopped working. I noticed it wasn't working shortly after removing and reinstalling the screw on...
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,130
Posted By blueshoat
Just to clarify...if the heating element wire is...

Just to clarify...if the heating element wire is touching the metal handle bar it will short out the heated grips?

I noticed the wire was coming through its casing on my right handle bar and was...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-21-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 1,105,046
Posted By blueshoat
The president of Italy's personal escort fleet....

The president of Italy's personal escort fleet. Is it any wonder the police ride BMW?

<a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Regional forums 09-21-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,323
Posted By blueshoat
What a fabulous place for a rally. 133 from...

What a fabulous place for a rally. 133 from Carbondale down to Hotchkiss then 92 down to the Blue Mesa is the best stretch of road I've ever ridden.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-15-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,660
Posted By blueshoat
Thanks a lot guys. I'm really surprised thats not...

Thanks a lot guys. I'm really surprised thats not one of the features you can select to automatically narrow down to specific devices on the Garmin website (or anywhere for that matter). I'm going to...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-14-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,660
Posted By blueshoat
WHOA, are you positive? I'm quite an electronics...

WHOA, are you positive? I'm quite an electronics buff, but I can't seem to make sense of all this GPS madness. So the bottom line is, those of us who stand to get the most use out of a gps unit (by...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-14-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,660
Posted By blueshoat
Roger that. Thanks. So I'll need the Europe maps....

Roger that. Thanks. So I'll need the Europe maps. Do I also need the "Trip and Waypoint Manager" software in order to upload my .gpx files with my pre-planned routes?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-14-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,660
Posted By blueshoat
Q: Full Maps VS Pre-Planned Route Upload???

I'm looking to pick up a Garmin 255W for use in the ALPS and Southern ITALY. I'm going to build my routes in Google Maps then convert to .GPX files for use on the Garmin.

My question is: do I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,285
Posted By blueshoat
Hey sac1032...i'll be in the MD, WV, PA area this...

Hey sac1032...i'll be in the MD, WV, PA area this fall. Can you suggest any blissful stretches of pavement?
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,285
Posted By blueshoat
Wow, no kidding. I just toured the southern half...

Wow, no kidding. I just toured the southern half of Colorado and didn't think anything could possibly beat it. I'm in for a real treat then. Where in Colorado did you go? Cities? Your favorite...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-02-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 1,105,046
Posted By blueshoat
A couple miles east of Hartsel Colorado on...

A couple miles east of Hartsel Colorado on I24....$179 ticket. DAMMIT!
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,285
Posted By blueshoat
I'm going next month with the wife, and we only...

I'm going next month with the wife, and we only have three days. I know, I know its not enough time but its all I got. I'm renting a Beemer from Ad Moto in Munich and we'll do a big loop: east to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,600
Posted By blueshoat
Back to the original question: were the valves...

Back to the original question: were the valves tighter than spec intentionally...I think not. I helped a friend tighten the valves on his 2005 1200 GS and it was the same case: intake valves right at...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,550
Posted By blueshoat
Mobil 1 synthetic gear oil for the trans and diff...

Mobil 1 synthetic gear oil for the trans and diff too :clap
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