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Forum: Parallel Universe 12-23-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 140,832
Posted By MikeMike
Whoever thought that upon buying an overpriced...

Whoever thought that upon buying an overpriced piece of legendary BMW quality, that one would have to carry a spare alternator with them on a trip?
At least the owners of newer models only have to...
Forum: Americas 12-01-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,594
Posted By MikeMike
Spares Clutch cable Throttle cables ...

Spares

Clutch cable
Throttle cables
Chain pieces and a couple of master links
Brake pads front and rear
Air filters
Fuel filters
Oil filters
Gas line antifreeze is excellent for removing...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-26-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 100,327
Posted By MikeMike
The tool tube is overrated other than as some...

The tool tube is overrated other than as some kind of attention getter in a Starbuck's parking lot.
As you noted, yours broke.
If they don't do that, somebody somewhere outside of the USA will...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-21-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,260
Posted By MikeMike
It accommodates for wear in your clutch. Over...

It accommodates for wear in your clutch.
Over time, and when hot, it will tighten up. If the clutch is not adjusted properly it doesn't allow for full disengagement/engagement and you can...
Forum: Americas 11-21-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 881
Views: 142,403
Posted By MikeMike
El concepto se llama "salarios minimos" en el...

El concepto se llama "salarios minimos" en el calculo de las multas.
Forum: Americas 11-21-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 881
Views: 142,403
Posted By MikeMike
Dollars or pesos, Schizz?? The fine print is...

Dollars or pesos, Schizz??

The fine print is that the insurance is obligatory for vehicles operating on Federal highways at the moment. States vary. But you have to know the difference between...
Forum: Americas 11-19-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,594
Posted By MikeMike
You will need the sunglasses. On the KLR the...

You will need the sunglasses.
On the KLR the right side has a piece that can break in a tip over. I have a spare one that is for KLR riders in need, though I dont ride a KLR.
Resist the temptation...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-19-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,260
Posted By MikeMike
How much did they soak you for on the bolts??

How much did they soak you for on the bolts??
Forum: Americas 11-18-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,594
Posted By MikeMike
Do the doohickey on the KLR. Do the subframe...

Do the doohickey on the KLR.
Do the subframe bolt mod.
Boots? What do you think we used 40 years ago when we couldnt afford Full Bores and other MX specialty boots?
Seek out real RTW riders, PM...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-14-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 57,689
Posted By MikeMike
Get a micrometer and measure the pieces. You'll...

Get a micrometer and measure the pieces. You'll probably find them to be the same old and new. The spring might lose its effectivness over time, but the plunger probably hasn't worn very much if...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 57,689
Posted By MikeMike
When I bought the "new improved tensioner" I did...

When I bought the "new improved tensioner" I did a measurement test against the old one.
Exactly the same.
All Motorrad did was bundle the pieces together instead of making them available...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-10-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 57,689
Posted By MikeMike
It will need one depending on who put the old one...

It will need one depending on who put the old one on and who takes the valve cover off.
It isn't unusual to need a new one every time it is opened, depends on who was and is on the wrench end. You...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-09-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 57,689
Posted By MikeMike
Have your dealer do the measurement. Or do it...

Have your dealer do the measurement. Or do it yourself. It will cost you a $75 gasket, though.:deal
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-08-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 57,689
Posted By MikeMike
Did you listen to the bike in this clip? ...

Did you listen to the bike in this clip?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE6P6SpDTMA

Here's a comparo, frankly, yours sounds more like the good one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHtfLDwQTdk
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-07-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 57,689
Posted By MikeMike
One thing I have learned about being an BMW F...

One thing I have learned about being an BMW F model of bike owner is that "worry less, ride more" has never been more applicable.

These things do weird sht.

In short, keep doing your regular...
Forum: Americas 11-04-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 881
Views: 142,403
Posted By MikeMike
And usually, air conditioning.:deal

And usually, air conditioning.:deal
Forum: Americas 11-03-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26,262
Views: 2,175,396
Posted By MikeMike
Could have used that sense of humor around here...

Could have used that sense of humor around here this morning at about 8:15am.:deal
Forum: Americas 11-03-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 26,262
Views: 2,175,396
Posted By MikeMike
Every now and then you get a signal that all is not lost

Sometimes you see something that makes you believe that all is not lost...at least not yet, anyways. Things like Donnie's daughter recovering more of her vision, a truck stopping before backing up...
Forum: Americas 11-01-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 26,262
Views: 2,175,396
Posted By MikeMike
The Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead 2014
The single most important natural resource of a country is its people.
However, that resource is being converted into a non-sustainable one.
Welcome to the new math in Mexico...
Forum: Americas 10-31-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 26,262
Views: 2,175,396
Posted By MikeMike
In which case those two big things directly below...

In which case those two big things directly below would mean...Clinton would hesitate.
Forum: Americas 10-31-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 26,262
Views: 2,175,396
Posted By MikeMike
+1 Ha, ha you called that one pretty well,...

+1

Ha, ha you called that one pretty well, Donnie!:wink:

That eyebrow moved down to her chin.
Forum: Americas 10-31-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26,262
Views: 2,175,396
Posted By MikeMike
Nobody went to jail for Lobohombo in DF, either. ...

Nobody went to jail for Lobohombo in DF, either.

When Brozo does better investigative reporting than all but a handful of journalists you know that things are just the way the PRI want...
Forum: Americas 10-31-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26,262
Views: 2,175,396
Posted By MikeMike
Nobody went to jail for Tlatelolco in 1968. I...

Nobody went to jail for Tlatelolco in 1968.
I doubt anyone will be jailed for Iguala.
EPN might find a scapegoat like he is trying
to do with AMLO, but I doubt it.
3 more kids dead in Matamoros...
Forum: Americas 10-31-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26,262
Views: 2,175,396
Posted By MikeMike
Triathalon athletes kidnapped

On a more serious note...last night on the news there was a report of cyclists having disappeared from a recreational area.

Turns out they were triathalon athletes doing some training and they...
Forum: Americas 10-31-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26,262
Views: 2,175,396
Posted By MikeMike
Results in from scientific study regarding Ot-soh coffee

Following a strictly controlled, double blind (that was the fun part and kind of kinky), placebo controlled study, the results are finally in regarding the effects of the infamous Ot-soh engine...
Forum: Americas 10-31-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 26,262
Views: 2,175,396
Posted By MikeMike
Como se dicen el perrito lindo: "Señores Schizz...

Como se dicen el perrito lindo:
"Señores Schizz y Jimmex, ven 'pa ca, cabrones! I will show you how to scratch your itch..."
...
Forum: Americas 10-30-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 26,262
Views: 2,175,396
Posted By MikeMike
And this is the optomistic, sunny, unicorns...

And this is the optomistic, sunny, unicorns flying in the cinnamon flavored, rainbow filled sky, glass half full, outlook of the guy I ride with...chingao.
Forum: Americas 10-29-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26,262
Views: 2,175,396
Posted By MikeMike
Amelia Earheart, Jimmy Hoffa, and DB Cooper. ...

Amelia Earheart, Jimmy Hoffa, and DB Cooper.
Think of the fun you'll have being the youngest for a change!:freaky
Forum: Americas 10-29-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26,262
Views: 2,175,396
Posted By MikeMike
Kiko, back in the 70s I had a t-shirt with a...

Kiko, back in the 70s I had a t-shirt with a saying about that pic above!:freaky
Forum: Americas 10-29-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26,262
Views: 2,175,396
Posted By MikeMike
Donnie and I disagree on coffee but we are on the...

Donnie and I disagree on coffee but we are on the same page on this one.
We're seeing the same things, as are many other riders here.

Merlin, I think Donnie was alluding to the "mother state"...
Forum: Americas 10-29-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26,262
Views: 2,175,396
Posted By MikeMike
Maybe. Tlatelolco in '68 didnt make a...

Maybe. Tlatelolco in '68 didnt make a difference. 10 days before athletes were running for gold in the Olympic Games, hundreds of innocent people were running for their lives a few kms away from...
Forum: Americas 10-28-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 26,262
Views: 2,175,396
Posted By MikeMike
That is so close, it's frightening, Bob!:eek1

That is so close, it's frightening, Bob!:eek1
Forum: Americas 10-27-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26,262
Views: 2,175,396
Posted By MikeMike
The mattress spring fence is a warning to "Los...

The mattress spring fence is a warning to "Los Sanchos" everywhere!:evil

Hey, a "Poncho" is what you wear when you are trying to sneak through a mattress spring fence on a rainy night. In Georgia...
Forum: Americas 10-26-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26,262
Views: 2,175,396
Posted By MikeMike
One of "those" rides...

Clocks went back an hour in Mexico, last night. That meant a little extra time this AM. Weather forecast literally said, "A beautiful day" for up on the Serdan high plain. Got through a couple of...
Forum: Americas 10-26-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 881
Views: 142,403
Posted By MikeMike
Even if you do go the route of having a notarized...

Even if you do go the route of having a notarized letter, you'll probably need professional translation and then apostilization of the letter via the embassy or a local consulate. You'll pay for...
Forum: Americas 10-26-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 26,262
Views: 2,175,396
Posted By MikeMike
Paro Nacional

Just a heads up if you are riding in Mexico later this week and through the weekend.

First, "Day of the Dead" celebrations are coming up. Along with the ensuing urban traffic and some travelers,...
Forum: Americas 10-25-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26,262
Views: 2,175,396
Posted By MikeMike
That will get you in the zone. No harm in asking...

That will get you in the zone. No harm in asking in a respectful manner, in fact, it is always worth a shot if the protest is obviously peaceful. I would recommend if anyone is wearing something to...
Forum: Americas 10-24-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26,262
Views: 2,175,396
Posted By MikeMike
"What does a country harvest when it sows bodies"?

First things first. This is not a political post. It is a heads up to what you'll see here in some urban and rural areas, and it isn't going away anytime soon.

It's surprising there has been so...
Forum: Americas 10-22-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26,262
Views: 2,175,396
Posted By MikeMike
Great bike. Older 4's are always fun. It's a...

Great bike. Older 4's are always fun. It's a Honda, it'll run until it drops or the camchain goes ha, ha!

Give me a heads up if you are coming over.
Forum: Americas 10-21-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26,262
Views: 2,175,396
Posted By MikeMike
Yamaha Mexico has a 250cc Tenere available. Very...

Yamaha Mexico has a 250cc Tenere available. Very light, injected (good for altitude) and easy to handle.

They have yet to bring in the updated "new old" SR400. The new version is injected, a lot...
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