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Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4,193
Views: 491,404
Posted By beemerphile
Motus did a presentation at the Barber Museum...

Motus did a presentation at the Barber Museum yesterday (Jan. 21, 2015). I know it has been fun here making fun of them, but what they have bitten off is huge. They could have bought a motor and...
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,119
Posted By beemerphile
Blaklader with built-in knee pads (having become...

Blaklader with built-in knee pads (having become tired of torn meniscus surgeries)
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,612
Posted By beemerphile
Gee, just like ADV and every other forum in the...

Gee, just like ADV and every other forum in the world, huh?
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,117
Posted By beemerphile
As a private message this would merely have been...

As a private message this would merely have been rude and ill-considered. As a public post it serves to limit participation and civil discourse.

Yes, it very much is your delivery. Your...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,030
Posted By beemerphile
Yes, at some point of ampacity and usage, the...

Yes, at some point of ampacity and usage, the phase converter gets passed by. Since I am the only one working in my home shop and I only run one machine at a time, it works. The RPC only has to be...
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,030
Posted By beemerphile
I may have misstated the structure, it was not...

I may have misstated the structure, it was not demand billing in that sense, it was a significant set monthly charge based on the KW capacity of the three phase service needed plus usage. Single...
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,030
Posted By beemerphile
When I looked at three phase to power a mill and...

When I looked at three phase to power a mill and a lathe, I found I could get three phase either 240 or 480 but the billing contract included a pretty steep demand charge on top of the power costs. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,771
Posted By beemerphile
The BMW dealer in Marietta, GA has a commendable...

The BMW dealer in Marietta, GA has a commendable selection of several top brands of armadillo gear. I went there to try on a Badlands Pro jacket which I planned to buy on the 'net, but I started...
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,270
Posted By beemerphile
I used to have a KLR with no centerstand and I...

I used to have a KLR with no centerstand and I used a strategically sized prop stick along with the side stand to jack either tire off the ground. It made a three point stance between the side...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By beemerphile
Misplaced. The tape holding those 1/4 ounce...

Misplaced.

The tape holding those 1/4 ounce lights on is rated to hold 20 lbs. I just peeled a set off to put on a different bike and it takes plenty of force and leverage. I know Katooms are...
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,117
Posted By beemerphile
Clymers is legendary for bad information. Just...

Clymers is legendary for bad information. Just another example.
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,117
Posted By beemerphile
I agree with Hylomar's limitations, but I still...

I agree with Hylomar's limitations, but I still use it on the cylinder bases for o-ringed cylinders where it is really just a redundant measure. But for the pesky bolt I use Permatex non-hardening...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 311,797
Posted By beemerphile
That would be mine (but not me) in the last pic.

That would be mine (but not me) in the last pic.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,361
Posted By beemerphile
I have never used thread locker on the pivots. I...

I have never used thread locker on the pivots. I used to painted-mark the positions but nothing ever moved, so I don't even do that any more.
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 311,797
Posted By beemerphile
Continental is not showing a front TKC-70 fitment...

Continental is not showing a front TKC-70 fitment applicable to the NC700. Maybe you could run it on the rear with a TKC-80 up front, but you won't run a set of them.
Forum: Airheads 01-02-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,040
Posted By beemerphile
Air injection hardware belongs in the surplus...

Air injection hardware belongs in the surplus parts box.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-01-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,375
Posted By beemerphile
Are you able to keep the yankee place and be a...

Are you able to keep the yankee place and be a snowbird? Best of both worlds. I wish I had kept my house in upstate NY for the summers. Otherwise, you might end up like many in a few years buying...
Forum: Airheads 12-31-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,117
Posted By beemerphile
The front bolt on the right side is tapped...

The front bolt on the right side is tapped through to oil and will often leak unless some thread sealer is applied. The remaining bolts don't need it.
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,230
Views: 311,797
Posted By beemerphile
Three NC700's at the Stagecoach Cafe Last Ride of...

Three NC700's at the Stagecoach Cafe Last Ride of the Year in Stockton AL this year (up from two last year). I didn't take a pic of mine, but here were the other two...
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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-30-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By beemerphile
Some very nice vintage iron... ...

Some very nice vintage iron...

http://beemerphile.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Rides/i-vK3HH5z/0/L/DSC03818-L.jpg

http://beemerphile.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Rides/i-XhLxLnH/0/L/DSC03821-L.jpg
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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-30-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By beemerphile
Heavy turn-out. It got bigger after these were...

Heavy turn-out. It got bigger after these were taken...

http://beemerphile.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Rides/i-hTqPbHt/0/L/DSC03836-L.jpg
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Forum: Airheads 12-27-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,649
Posted By beemerphile
And if you ride with enough tools to re-ring it...

And if you ride with enough tools to re-ring it on the side of the road.
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3,288
Views: 936,797
Posted By beemerphile
I agree. Looks curiously like mine... ...

I agree. Looks curiously like mine...

http://beemerphile.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/R100RS/i-scJqCzW/0/L/BMW%20R100%20RS%20011-L.jpg
Forum: Airheads 12-25-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By beemerphile
If you are talking about the Surefoot on the...

If you are talking about the Surefoot on the monoshock, it actually does line up pretty well. If you are talking about the others, I dunno
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,389
Posted By beemerphile
You can find posers on any brand. Personally, I...

You can find posers on any brand. Personally, I would rather ride a Honda than pose with a KTM. But, I'd rather ride a KTM than ride a Honda. I almost bought a KTM 990 SM-T when I bought my...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-24-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,547
Posted By beemerphile
Yes it is a an HID, but no I don't have pics of...

Yes it is a an HID, but no I don't have pics of the install. The 7" head fits like any other halogen unit. The only issues, and it is different with every install, is where to mount the ballast. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-24-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,360
Posted By beemerphile
Nice also if not too far away from ATL to suit...

Nice also if not too far away from ATL to suit your wife. Hard to go wrong in that general area for my tastes.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-24-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,360
Posted By beemerphile
Personally, I would draw a box with Ellijay,...

Personally, I would draw a box with Ellijay, Jasper, Dawsonville, and Dahlonega as the four corners and start looking within for something I liked. If I thought I needed city amenities, I'd drop the...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-24-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,547
Posted By beemerphile
This is what I bought to replace the 7" round in...

This is what I bought to replace the 7" round in my Hannigan fairing. I am quite satisfied with it...
...
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By beemerphile
I think you'll like it. For shitzengiggles, you...

I think you'll like it. For shitzengiggles, you can keep the old one on there as well.
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By beemerphile
It looks almost indistinguishable from the Brown...

It looks almost indistinguishable from the Brown stand. The front mounts to the frame instead of to the exhaust pipe, however, I bought the GS oil cooler clamps from BMW and mounted the Brown to the...
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,341
Posted By beemerphile
Lighten up Francis, it's Christmas.

Lighten up Francis, it's Christmas.
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,341
Posted By beemerphile
To aid removal at the petcocks, you can slip on a...

To aid removal at the petcocks, you can slip on a washer ahead of the hose to aid in pushing it off. Pushing the hose makes it looser, where pulling on it makes it tighter. I am in the braided hose...
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By beemerphile
I have used a Brown stand for a monoshock bike,...

I have used a Brown stand for a monoshock bike, but it is less than Ideal. For my 1992 RS I bought a Surefoot from Motobins that is designed for the motorcycle.
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2,139
Views: 244,604
Posted By beemerphile
My gosh, if any bike EVER needed a Tail Tidy,...

My gosh, if any bike EVER needed a Tail Tidy, this is it.
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By beemerphile
The alternator seal is cake to install, on or off...

The alternator seal is cake to install, on or off the machine, but I have found the points cam seal to be difficult to R&R correctly without the timing chest cover in my hands.

(Your mileage may...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 110,960
Posted By beemerphile
Same here. My current bikes range from 54 to 90...

Same here. My current bikes range from 54 to 90 hp and the 90 hp bike seems plenty fast to me. But it is sorta like having a girl that is plenty good looking. You know the story, then one comes...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 110,960
Posted By beemerphile
Do a valve adjustment on a Multistrada and a...

Do a valve adjustment on a Multistrada and a R1200RS and get back to me. Even if a minority, some owners feel that the boxer is a better option, and this owner (who is also an engineer) is glad that...
Forum: Face plant 12-19-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,634
Posted By beemerphile
Well since you found parts of other bikes in your...

Well since you found parts of other bikes in your LZ, there must be something going on there. Camber change? A small rise that would unload the tires? Traction anomolies?

BTW, you crashed my...
Forum: Americas 12-19-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,852
Posted By beemerphile
Electrics? Whazzat? ...

Electrics? Whazzat?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovwIx-tVV8A
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