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Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By DRONE
What? Are you saying you go thru a new set of...

What? Are you saying you go thru a new set of front brake pads every 2000 miles? :huh

Mine last "a bit" longer.
Forum: Hacks 03-02-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By DRONE
Have you decided which sidecar you will be using...

Have you decided which sidecar you will be using with your bike? That matters. Also, will you be carrying a passenger, a dog, or cargo? How heavy?
Forum: Hacks 02-28-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,783
Posted By DRONE
False. As a retired insurance agent deeply...

False. As a retired insurance agent deeply involved with state regulations over policy terms and conditions for the final 20 years of my career, there are no policies approved for use anywhere in...
Forum: Hacks 02-28-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,783
Posted By DRONE
If you have a leading link, then are you sure you...

If you have a leading link, then are you sure you have an OEM wheel? Maybe a couple of pics will help. Any markings on the right side of the wheel? Also, I doubt you have an OEM fender, so the...
Forum: Hacks 02-28-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,783
Posted By DRONE
That's an odd-sized tire to use on an R1100R! ...

That's an odd-sized tire to use on an R1100R! The 11R's came with two front wheel options--an 18" spoke wheel, which obviously you don't have, and the 3.5x17 cast wheel. The stock tire size for...
Forum: Hacks 02-26-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7,068
Views: 2,640,780
Posted By DRONE
Pretty sure this is a first! (not countng that...

Pretty sure this is a first! (not countng that Aussie one that didn't really pan out)

2014 Yamaha Super Tenere - DMC Expedition
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Forum: Hacks 02-26-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,854
Posted By DRONE
I saw that when it first got posted. Sent an...

I saw that when it first got posted. Sent an alert to a buddy of mine in Philly looking for a ride. He bought it! Killer deal.
Forum: Hacks 02-26-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4,667
Views: 751,637
Posted By DRONE
Posted 2 hours ago. 4400 miles. Tons of...

Posted 2 hours ago. 4400 miles. Tons of upgrades. I'm not a Ural guy, but this is a steal isn't it?

2007 URAL PATROL 2WD. SIDECAR. - $5500 - (tacoma)
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Forum: Hacks 02-26-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,854
Posted By DRONE
The Husky. Forgot about that one. Just came out...

The Husky. Forgot about that one. Just came out in 2013 though, didn't it? The X-Challenge dates back to 2007 so used ones a bit cheaper to acquire. But still, that would be an excellent choice...
Forum: Hacks 02-26-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,953
Posted By DRONE
Not the end! Not the end! Now we need to...

Not the end! Not the end!

Now we need to see it in action! How about some video?

Very nice job, Scott. :clap
Forum: Hacks 02-26-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By DRONE
Narration and music were fine, but mute the sound...

Narration and music were fine, but mute the sound and it's really well-done video work. Nice camera shots but more importantly editing done right. (Though maybe I might have liked a little more of...
Forum: Hacks 02-25-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,756
Posted By DRONE
A keg with a tap sitting in a tub of ice is...

A keg with a tap sitting in a tub of ice is "technically" not an open container.

Go for it! :dutch
Forum: Hacks 02-25-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,895
Posted By DRONE
Just a reminder to all us folks to avoid the 9:00...

Just a reminder to all us folks to avoid the 9:00 or the 3:00 of a cage on a multi-lane road. I always ride the gaps. If my lane slows down, I brake enough to drop back into the next gap behind me....
Forum: Hacks 02-25-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,854
Posted By DRONE
Enduro? For serious? G650 X-Challenge. ...

Enduro? For serious? G650 X-Challenge. Bulletproof Rotax motor. Great front suspension. Fixable rear suspension. Good ergos. Pizzazz.

That's the real reason--pizzazz. :rayof
Forum: Hacks 02-25-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 15,359
Posted By DRONE
:confused (1) why did the fork have to come...

:confused

(1) why did the fork have to come out?

(2) which lower fork bridge are you using--the stock BMW, or did you install a trail reducing bridge from Claude or DMC? Sounds like the...
Forum: Hacks 02-25-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4,667
Views: 751,637
Posted By DRONE
Trailer & hitch- rare DMC Uni-Trak Dakar

I think DMC made fewer than 10 of these back in 2008 before scrapping the project. Still, a pretty cool design.

Not really hack-related but I think my post would get nuked if I posted it in the...
Forum: Hacks 02-23-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,477
Posted By DRONE
Gotta love Mexico. Land of the VW bug!

Gotta love Mexico. Land of the VW bug!
Forum: Hacks 02-22-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,165
Posted By DRONE
Brilliant! :lol3

Brilliant!

:lol3
Forum: Hacks 02-22-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 28,246
Posted By DRONE
Will be very interested to see how the...

Will be very interested to see how the top-of-the-line DMC car stands up to the rigors of the Outback . . . unless your a pavement only kind of rider. :huh
Forum: Hacks 02-21-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7,068
Views: 2,640,780
Posted By DRONE
DirtyRon, this is a picture thread. I like...

DirtyRon, this is a picture thread. I like picture threads so I can see the pictures. And read comments about the pictures. I might be in the minority here, but I think that's kinda the point of...
Forum: Hacks 02-21-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,088
Posted By DRONE
Pops posted in another thread on Jan 15th that...

Pops posted in another thread on Jan 15th that he's lost interest in this project and doesn't plan to finish it. :dunno
Forum: Hacks 02-21-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4,667
Views: 751,637
Posted By DRONE
That was quick. Bought first rig in November. ...

That was quick. Bought first rig in November. By February, you already need a better one. :D GLWS
Forum: Hacks 02-21-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7,068
Views: 2,640,780
Posted By DRONE
Hey, look! Somebody posted a real picture in...

Hey, look! Somebody posted a real picture in this picture thread without any blather to go with it. Not even a word about which front end is that, which wheels are those, or what car is attached....
Forum: Hacks 02-20-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4,667
Views: 751,637
Posted By DRONE
Wait, is it OK for me to bid MORE than the...

Wait, is it OK for me to bid MORE than the Buy-It-Now price? I really really want it!
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He's the guy using the gold bullion as ballast, right? :lol3
Forum: Hacks 02-20-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,783
Posted By DRONE
Dave is correct, Ridn3. Same swingarm, same...

Dave is correct, Ridn3. Same swingarm, same final drive (different gearing), same caliper, same rotor. I understand what you are saying about the shape of the swingarm, but this is a non-issue. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,003
Posted By DRONE
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Hacks 02-19-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,783
Posted By DRONE
It'll fit. Think about it. Take a look at the...

It'll fit. Think about it. Take a look at the stock tire and see how much clearance there is between the sidewall and the swingarm. I bet it's at least a centimeter. The stock tire is a...
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 15,359
Posted By DRONE
You poor guys. Two days this week hit new record...

You poor guys. Two days this week hit new record highs--temps in the '60's. And sunny. Rhodies are in bloom, grass needs mowing (again), daffodils have been out for a week. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,003
Posted By DRONE
So, if I understand it, the wire ties are...

So, if I understand it, the wire ties are basically providing external support to the weak or failing hose. Like compression socks for diabetics, or kidney belts for weight lifters. The wire ties...
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,755
Posted By DRONE
That trailer is cool. Website says there's 76"...

That trailer is cool. Website says there's 76" between the wheels. But, I just googled it quickly and the first seller I found was asking $6100--my Aluma A-888 cost $1600.
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,755
Posted By DRONE
That's a good trick, but the OP would definitely...

That's a good trick, but the OP would definitely need some pretty good measurements in hand if he wanted to go shopping for a trailer without the rig handy.
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,755
Posted By DRONE
Ah, dude, hate to point out the obvious, but that...

Ah, dude, hate to point out the obvious, but that trailer is only 48" wide between the wheel wells.
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,755
Posted By DRONE
I've got an Aluma A-888 deckover with 15" wheels....

I've got an Aluma A-888 deckover with 15" wheels. The deck is 8' wide and 8' long. Torsion bar suspension. I bought an extra wide and extra long ramp for the left side, and use the two trailer ramps...
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,755
Posted By DRONE
The problem with trailers is width. Get a...

The problem with trailers is width.

Get a flat bed (or "deckover") and the deck sits up over the wheels--makes the trailer top heavy when loaded, and makes loading and unloading difficult because...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By DRONE
Thirsty, FWIW, I was at the Touratech Rally in...

Thirsty, FWIW, I was at the Touratech Rally in Plain summer of 2013 where there were at least 100 guys on GS's. 1100's, 1150's and 1200's. Just for yuks I walked around the campground at dinnertime...
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,505
Posted By DRONE
In that case, Kirby and I are coming to...

In that case, Kirby and I are coming to Cottonwood! We'll take the Master Bedroom. Thanks! Where are you taking us to dinner? And what kind of Rye whiskey do you have on hand? :1drink
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 15,359
Posted By DRONE
:topes

:topes
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By DRONE
You might be right there, Gompie, though the OP...

You might be right there, Gompie, though the OP wasn't very clear about height off the ground or riding position. Guess we'll have to wait for him to chime in.



Ah, Lucky, the forks on the GS...
Forum: Hacks 02-14-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,783
Posted By DRONE
Not with the V-Max wheel. No. Is there a Yamaha...

Not with the V-Max wheel. No. Is there a Yamaha wheel from some other model that would swap in?
Forum: Hacks 02-13-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7,068
Views: 2,640,780
Posted By DRONE
Dave, he hasn't reduced his diameter. Look and...

Dave, he hasn't reduced his diameter. Look and you can see that tire barely fits inside the fender.

Let's see . . . my tire calculator says the stock 110/80-19 Metzeler Tourance has a nominal...
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