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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-10-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 28,465
Views: 5,794,435
Posted By racer
Right you are. If you don't believe it, just go...

Right you are. If you don't believe it, just go over the GS forum and see what they spend most of their time talking about! :eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By racer
Thanks for the input. I have a Super Tenere with...

Thanks for the input. I have a Super Tenere with ProTaper bars and was able to use the U-bolt on the thicker section after I spread the U-bolt out a little. I think I'm good to go! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By racer
GS handlebar question

I'm renting a GS in Europe this summer, and want to mount my GPS with my RAM mount system. I have the U-bolt RAM ball that mounts to a handle bar. Does the GS have a conventional handle bar that I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-21-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 28,465
Views: 5,794,435
Posted By racer
Told ya!

Told ya!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,246
Posted By racer
Ron, I was not impressed when I first traded for...

Ron, I was not impressed when I first traded for a KLR either, but the more I rode it, the more I liked it for its simplicity, ease of maintenance and reliability. I have had two of them, but I now...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-18-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 28,465
Views: 5,794,435
Posted By racer
Spark plug change

I've been putting off changing the plugs due to reading some reports of problems occurring during the process. Lifted the tank and held it back with a tie down strap and didn't have to unhook any...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-14-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 28,465
Views: 5,794,435
Posted By racer
Same here. I'm still a little scared of it with...

Same here. I'm still a little scared of it with TC off. :eek1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-12-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 28,465
Views: 5,794,435
Posted By racer
AVC8130 did mine on my 2012 last winter. 225...

AVC8130 did mine on my 2012 last winter. 225 includes shipping. He has multiple programs he can install. Happy with the results, no regrets.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-12-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 28,465
Views: 5,794,435
Posted By racer
amazing difference in bike threads

I am renting a BMW R1200GS this summer in Germany to ride the Alps. I had some questions about bike and went over to the Gspot forum. I couldn't believe the large number of threads dealing with...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By racer
Karl Maier in Finsing, just outside Munich.

Karl Maier in Finsing, just outside Munich.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By racer
School me up on the GS

I'm renting a 1200GS this summer and riding the Alps. A couple questions,
Does the GS have a 12 volt plug in port for a GPS? If so, does that port still take what used to be called a BMW plug, or...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-05-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,746
Posted By racer
yupper

yupper
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-02-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By racer
Also, check out the Farmhouse B and B. They have...

Also, check out the Farmhouse B and B. They have set up at least four different routes in the area. Go to Telicofarmhouseinn.com They off a small shop for repairs and they can pick you up if you...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-31-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28,465
Views: 5,794,435
Posted By racer
Steve, try this

I lowered my rear rack and found the same problem with the interference with the grab handles. Instead of grinding away, which isn't reversible, I simply put some washers between the frame and grab...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,326
Posted By racer
I had a pair of BMW boots that leaked on my way...

I had a pair of BMW boots that leaked on my way to Daytona one year. I stopped in the BMW shop there, and they told me they couldn't do anything about the problem, however, they said they knew of...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-25-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3,545
Views: 551,630
Posted By racer
After reading the glowing reports on the FJ-9 I...

After reading the glowing reports on the FJ-9 I was looking forward to seeing one during Bike Week in Daytona, with hopes of taking a test ride. Having previously owned an FJR, and now an S10, I was...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-14-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 28,255
Posted By racer
Thanks, Rich, Kim, Bill and others that helped...

Thanks, Rich, Kim, Bill and others that helped put on this rally. TJ and I went on down to Daytona for three days of the straight pipe fest, then rode back up to St. Augustine where we left the van,...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-06-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 28,255
Posted By racer
We're Here too

TJ and I made down through Kentucky and Tennesse with the bikes in the Promaster van. I-75 was a little touch and go at times, but not as bad as we heard just west on I-65. Talked to a couple that...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-02-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 28,255
Posted By racer
Has the dinner site for Sunday night in St...

Has the dinner site for Sunday night in St Augustine been determined? I would like to get a hotel nearby. Thanks Racer
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-01-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 28,255
Posted By racer
Looks like TJ and I will be loading up the truck...

Looks like TJ and I will be loading up the truck and driving down. We've got fresh snow here in Indiana and Ohio, and it's only supposed to get in to the twenties on Thursday, the day we are going...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-28-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 17,759
Posted By racer
I was on my way to work one morning and a German...

I was on my way to work one morning and a German Shepherd came running out of the yard to my left, intent on getting me. He was so focused on me that he didn't look to see the pickup truck coming...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28,465
Views: 5,794,435
Posted By racer
I'm surprised that no one has mentioned phase...

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned phase separation in gasoline that has ethanol. I can't help but think a lot of the premium gasoline sold has been sitting in the underground storage tank at...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 18,042
Posted By racer
If you have to explain, I won't ask. :evil

If you have to explain, I won't ask. :evil
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-20-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 28,465
Views: 5,794,435
Posted By racer
I HIGHLY suggest anyone doing their own valve...

I HIGHLY suggest anyone doing their own valve adjustment take a moment to mark the INSIDE of the cam sprockets so you can see the markings easily while putting it all back together. I did that this...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-20-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 28,465
Views: 5,794,435
Posted By racer
I've never done, but have read to tighten, then...

I've never done, but have read to tighten, then start the bike and adjust until the whine stops. Supposedly, that is the sweet spot. Good luck. Love the ECU!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-20-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19,831
Views: 1,413,767
Posted By racer
Anyone riding to Bike Week

The Super Tenere is ready to go. Heading out March 6th and will ride the Trans Florida two day dual sport rally again this year. It starts in St Augustine this year, over nights in Steinhachie on...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-20-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,936
Posted By racer
I put an 18 on the front of my KLR and mounted a...

I put an 18 on the front of my KLR and mounted a 4.00 Dunlop 606. Didn't have to shorten the side stand. The thing rocked around town like a super motard. Rode the Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-20-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 28,255
Posted By racer
Whew! Had me worried there for a minute. :eek1

Whew! Had me worried there for a minute. :eek1
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-19-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 28,255
Posted By racer
TJ and I will be coming through the Atlanta area...

TJ and I will be coming through the Atlanta area probably on Friday. We're heading down out of Indiana and Ohio, hopefully on our bikes. I've ridden in a lot of cold weather in the past, however,...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-16-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 28,255
Posted By racer
I won't be trailering in if we can get rid of...

I won't be trailering in if we can get rid of this snow. Been doing Bike Week for the past 28 years and only had to load my bike once.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-15-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 28,465
Views: 5,794,435
Posted By racer
I took the factory tool kit out to make room for...

I took the factory tool kit out to make room for the Eastern Beaver three circuit relay and fuses. The tool kit fits nicely under the seat, not that I'll ever need it.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-14-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 28,465
Views: 5,794,435
Posted By racer
You won't see this much BS on a GS thread. ...

You won't see this much BS on a GS thread. There's too much talk about all the problems. :evil
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-09-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 39,895
Views: 10,669,977
Posted By racer
nope, nope, nope, nope.

nope, nope, nope, nope.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-08-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 28,255
Posted By racer
Please add one more to the list. Bringing TJ...

Please add one more to the list. Bringing TJ with me. Racer
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-07-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 28,465
Views: 5,794,435
Posted By racer
Just go to Autozone or one of their competitors....

Just go to Autozone or one of their competitors. There are lots of different LED's to be had for less the 50 bucks. I got a pair 8 inch LED bars for 29 bucks! I only installed one. They look great...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-06-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,999
Posted By racer
Looks like a scaled down Super Tenere to me. I...

Looks like a scaled down Super Tenere to me. I think I'll wait for the Yamaha XT900 Tenere based on the 900 triple platform, which is surely coming in the future. :clap
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,904
Posted By racer
I warned my friend about this when he mounted a...

I warned my friend about this when he mounted a set on his Wee, no problems. I've got them on my S10, no problems either. Best tires I've used.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-31-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 28,255
Posted By racer
There will be also extra points for various...

There will be also extra points for various interesting shots that someone can earn along the way. As an example 5 points if you get a picture of your bike with an alligator in it. Little things like...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-30-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10,546
Views: 2,292,672
Posted By racer
Before I retired, I would ride to work on a daily...

Before I retired, I would ride to work on a daily basis. One winter day, I was getting off my KLR in the parking lot when a fellow worker said, Aren't you cold? She was walking into the plant with...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-26-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 28,255
Posted By racer
Hey guys, any decisions on a meeting place in St....

Hey guys, any decisions on a meeting place in St. Augustine yet? Also, if you would, recommend some places to stay the night before that are close. Thanks
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