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Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8,921
Views: 1,424,050
Posted By Bikebits
One of these, ...

One of these,

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq163/bikebits/BMW/P90137673_highRes_zps22725cfa-1.jpg...
Forum: Face plant 10-30-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,643
Posted By Bikebits
Update: The initial insurance evaluation is...

Update:

The initial insurance evaluation is over $14K in damage, so the bike will be written off. We'll see what they offer as a payout. :waysad
Forum: Face plant 10-25-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,643
Posted By Bikebits
I was talking to the insurance company and they...

I was talking to the insurance company and they all but admitted their adjuster's estimate is just an educated guess. Essentially they will be deciding whether it is worthwhile to transport the bike...
Forum: Face plant 10-24-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,643
Posted By Bikebits
At that point it was very fuzzy. I remember...

At that point it was very fuzzy. I remember heading for the curb, nothing of the impact. I got up and took off my gloves and helmet. Then there were a couple of guys talking on cell phones, calling...
Forum: Face plant 10-23-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,643
Posted By Bikebits
May need a new RT

Friday morning on the way to work, a woman in the adjacent lane decided to do a snap lane change from the left lane, to the right lane, occupied by me. The right front fender of her Dodge Ram quad...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 350,451
Posted By Bikebits
There are instrument repair places that advertise...

There are instrument repair places that advertise in the BMWMOA magazine.
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,777
Posted By Bikebits
BMW R1200RT - 500 km / 300 miles on a tank when...

BMW R1200RT - 500 km / 300 miles on a tank when touring.
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By Bikebits
You're going to have to check out the state motor...

You're going to have to check out the state motor vehicle code, as this is different for every state and province.

In Ontario, to register as a moped, it must have fully functional bicycle pedals...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 350,451
Posted By Bikebits
+1

+1
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 22,010
Views: 6,517,573
Posted By Bikebits
+1

+1
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 22,010
Views: 6,517,573
Posted By Bikebits
The weight is intentional; it is intended to help...

The weight is intentional; it is intended to help dampen vibration. It does the same thing as aftermarket bar weights.
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 22,010
Views: 6,517,573
Posted By Bikebits
Not necessary if you paste the HTML code straight...

Not necessary if you paste the HTML code straight into the message window:

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq163/bikebits/Labrador%20Trip/DSCN1520-1.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 22,010
Views: 6,517,573
Posted By Bikebits
If you've got pictures on Photobucket you're most...

If you've got pictures on Photobucket you're most of the way there. Open Photobucket in another window on your browser.

Click on the stored picture to enlarge it. There are four boxes under the...
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22,010
Views: 6,517,573
Posted By Bikebits
After a few months of running with the Togas, I...

After a few months of running with the Togas, I finally got around to re-jetting. At the same time I binned the snorkel and installed a Polaris bellbouth.

With just the mufflers you could feel a...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22,010
Views: 6,517,573
Posted By Bikebits
Canada is still part of the "kingdom". Queen...

Canada is still part of the "kingdom". Queen Elizabeth II is queen of Canada represented by Governor General David Johnston. A largely ceremonial arrangement, but constitutionally that is the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,158
Posted By Bikebits
Extreme care must be used with a heat gun, better...

Extreme care must be used with a heat gun, better to use a hair dryer, or even park in direct sunlight. You just want to soften the adhesive.

The best tool for peeling the stickers is to take an...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22,010
Views: 6,517,573
Posted By Bikebits
Since the US is the only country in the world to...

Since the US is the only country in the world to use US gallons, I'd say it's incumbent upon Americans to understand everyone else uses different units. All of the British Commonwealth countries...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By Bikebits
It's technically not a choke, it's a fast idle...

It's technically not a choke, it's a fast idle adjustment. Several EFI motorcycles, including some recent BMWs have had this system. It's just a matter of a not-too-sophisticated EFI system. No big...
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 22,010
Views: 6,517,573
Posted By Bikebits
Scott, That's a Renntec rack with a Givi...

Scott,

That's a Renntec rack with a Givi mounting plate on it. http://www.renntec.co.uk/product1003.html

Don't know who carries them in Oz, but I got mine from New Bonneville in the US.
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 22,010
Views: 6,517,573
Posted By Bikebits
In 2008 when i was looking for a Scrambler I was...

In 2008 when i was looking for a Scrambler I was lucky enough to find a NOS 2006 model on a dealer's floor. Love the colour and especially the silver cases. That's my favourite of all the Scrambler...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 350,451
Posted By Bikebits
The early 1200RT accessory sockets will only...

The early 1200RT accessory sockets will only allow a 5w draw before they shut down. After about 2010 they allow 10w. Both front and rear factory sockets are on the same circuit, so if both rider and...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 350,451
Posted By Bikebits
BMW GS valve cover guards. Hard aluminum shell...

BMW GS valve cover guards. Hard aluminum shell with a polymer spacer underneath, resting on the valve cover. It would have to be a significant get-off to damage the valve cover.

...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,650
Posted By Bikebits
My '06 Triumph Scrambler is my first chain drive...

My '06 Triumph Scrambler is my first chain drive bike since the '80s. There is absolutely no comparison between a modern X-ring chain and an old-style roller chain. The scrambler has close to 30,000...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,150
Posted By Bikebits
I 've owned both a Triumph Scrambler and a Guzzi...

I 've owned both a Triumph Scrambler and a Guzzi V7. In the end I sold the Guzzi and kept the Scrambler. This is a comparison I did of the two on another board:

I've put a bit over 1000km on the...
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 22,010
Views: 6,517,573
Posted By Bikebits
1. Norman Hyde, Baker and others make large...

1. Norman Hyde, Baker and others make large tanks. Do a google search and the sources will be evident.

3. See link in my signature block
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,698
Posted By Bikebits
Yes, but an OEM Triumph option.

Yes, but an OEM Triumph option.
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,698
Posted By Bikebits
Not me.......... ...

Not me..........

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq163/bikebits/Labrador%20Trip/DSCN1518.jpg

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq163/bikebits/Labrador%20Trip/DSCN1522.jpg
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 106,576
Posted By Bikebits
My Scrambler on the Trans-Labrador. ...

My Scrambler on the Trans-Labrador.
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq163/bikebits/Labrador%20Trip/DSCN1518.jpg
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,249
Posted By Bikebits
The giveaway is that you say the stains are from...

The giveaway is that you say the stains are from red clay. The red colour comes from iron oxide, otherwise known as rust. You essentially have rust stains on your jacket.

There is stuff called CLR...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 350,451
Posted By Bikebits
Get the top box if you don't have one already....

Get the top box if you don't have one already. Besides providing the comfort of a back rest for your wife, it provides a place for her stuff. Women appreciate being able to bring all their...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 350,451
Posted By Bikebits
The RT looks massive, but it's all a big hollow...

The RT looks massive, but it's all a big hollow fairing. You have to ride one to believe something that looks so big can handle so well.

That same big fairing gives the best weather protection in...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 350,451
Posted By Bikebits
The items replaced are shims used to adjust the...

The items replaced are shims used to adjust the valve clearance. On most bikes they're a flat disc. BMW cam-heads use a fairly unique configuration where they're (all) semi-spheres. The valve cover...
Forum: Beasts 01-02-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22,010
Views: 6,517,573
Posted By Bikebits
Shocks: Can't speak for Progressives, but Ikons...

Shocks: Can't speak for Progressives, but Ikons work well and are very good value for the money.

Renntec racks are super sturdy, look right on the Triumph twins and are available from a few US...
Forum: Beasts 11-02-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22,010
Views: 6,517,573
Posted By Bikebits
Then you're not buying a new Scrambler. My...

Then you're not buying a new Scrambler.

My 2006 Scrambler was one of the last to come out of the Hinckley factory. All the Triumph Classics since have been built in Thailand. There is a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,666
Posted By Bikebits
I had both a Scrambler and a V7 Classic. Both are...

I had both a Scrambler and a V7 Classic. Both are sweet machines, but for some reason I didn't "bond" with the V7.

I can't imagine ever parting with the Scrambler.
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 350,451
Posted By Bikebits
I'm 100% on board with that. I've never ridden a...

I'm 100% on board with that. I've never ridden a multi that I liked as much as a good twin or single. I find multis too automotive in terms of character. My RT and Scrambler both have just enough...
Forum: Canada 09-26-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,929
Posted By Bikebits
To drag a thread back from the dead, Ontario...

To drag a thread back from the dead, Ontario approved the ECE 22.05 helmet standard as of July 1, 2012.

A whole bunch of interesting Euro helmets just became legal.
...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 22,010
Views: 6,517,573
Posted By Bikebits
They are 1960's Hella turn signals used on German...

They are 1960's Hella turn signals used on German bikes like BMW and NSU. Try Blue Moon, Mark Huggett or Benchmark Works.
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 22,010
Views: 6,517,573
Posted By Bikebits
To quote page 5.1 of the Haynes service manual ...

To quote page 5.1 of the Haynes service manual "Oil level is measured from the top of the tube with the spring removed and the leg fully compressed".

If you're doing the fork oil mod you quote,...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,120
Posted By Bikebits
In 35 years of riding I never had a pair of...

In 35 years of riding I never had a pair of waterproof gloves that worked perfectly until I got BMW Pro Summer gloves. They are ideal for the conditions you describe.
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