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Forum: Airheads Today, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By B_C_Ries
I have had a set of those on my R100/7 since...

I have had a set of those on my R100/7 since 1987, they are probably worn out but they really look cool.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-06-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,204
Posted By B_C_Ries
I have the SWMotec rack it works really well and...

I have the SWMotec rack it works really well and has some threaded holes which I used to mount a rear box.
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 931
Posted By B_C_Ries
If you do not like the way the bike looks while...

If you do not like the way the bike looks while on the center stand then shortening the center stand might make more sense. I would not reduce the wheel travel.
I have an R100/7 as well and I...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,287
Posted By B_C_Ries
Wow you are truly awesome. I've ridden my '74...

Wow you are truly awesome. I've ridden my '74 hardtail shovel a bit on dirt roads in Mexico but that was just little day trips. What you are doing is incredible.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-30-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,950
Posted By B_C_Ries
The TKC -80's are really good tires except for...

The TKC -80's are really good tires except for the wear rate of the rear. That is my only legitimate concern about them. My other concern is how they feel at 100+ mph. But If you are actually...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-29-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,950
Posted By B_C_Ries
I figure that if you want to get into a...

I figure that if you want to get into a discussion about tires with somebody the first thing you need to do is see what kind of tires they are using. Then have a reasonable discussion comparing the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-28-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,186
Posted By B_C_Ries
The F800GS just doesn't wheelie very easily. I...

The F800GS just doesn't wheelie very easily. I think the length of the swing arm has a lot to do with this. But they will wheelie if you want them too. BTW that guy in the video changed the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,312
Posted By B_C_Ries
If there were not speed traps there would not be...

If there were not speed traps there would not be much of a market to support cop tracking.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-26-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,483
Posted By B_C_Ries
you're a champ

you're a champ
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-26-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,483
Posted By B_C_Ries
Can somebody tell me who this incredible woman is?

Can somebody tell me who this incredible woman is?
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-26-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,483
Posted By B_C_Ries
It appears that your skidplate is a perfect match...

It appears that your skidplate is a perfect match for your riding style. Congratulations on a wise choice.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-26-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,483
Posted By B_C_Ries
I have a new hero, now tell me more about her.

I have a new hero, now tell me more about her.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-25-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,483
Posted By B_C_Ries
That black dog plate appears to be bullet proof....

That black dog plate appears to be bullet proof. Looks heavy but a good choice for an aggressive rider.
I'm getting by with the BMW plate but I tend to go slow and take my time when the going...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-23-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,515
Posted By B_C_Ries
And the F800 looks cooler, I had an F700GS...

And the F800 looks cooler, I had an F700GS loaner for a day and it seemed like a real nice bike but I like my F800GS better.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-22-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,515
Posted By B_C_Ries
I think that tires will make most of the...

I think that tires will make most of the difference in how one or the other handles dirt or street.
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By B_C_Ries
I feel the same way, I just think that a solid...

I feel the same way, I just think that a solid piece of metal will handle the slop in the valve clearance being taken up several thousand times a minute better. With hydraulic lifters that would...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-22-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 29,694
Posted By B_C_Ries
Enjoy the reunion.

Enjoy the reunion.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,585
Posted By B_C_Ries
I have both, I bought the steel ones first as...

I have both, I bought the steel ones first as they cost less. They worked so well that I got the aluminum ones to add to the on bike tool kit.
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By B_C_Ries
I believe that vibrations from a running motor...

I believe that vibrations from a running motor are necessary. Still it needs to be close to begin with.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-21-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,507
Posted By B_C_Ries
I just loosen the screw and back it up a bit. so...

I just loosen the screw and back it up a bit. so far no problems, and I change tires a lot. Put the same ones on I took off a month ago ect.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-21-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,507
Posted By B_C_Ries
You can mix up the real wheel spacers and still...

You can mix up the real wheel spacers and still get it back together and ride it but the abs fault light will go on.
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By B_C_Ries
Syncing Carbs

I have decided that if I get my carbs sort of close to synchronization and then pin the throttle every chance I get, every time I ride that the tighter of the two cables will stretch and the carbs...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-17-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By B_C_Ries
Enjoy the fact that your wife likes to hug you as...

Enjoy the fact that your wife likes to hug you as long as you can, the pressures of raising children will draw the intimacy out of a relationship if you let it.
Suspension wise I would just set...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,947
Posted By B_C_Ries
A problem I see is that traffic enforcement in...

A problem I see is that traffic enforcement in the USA is often being used as a means of revenue collection and that it is not really about making the roads safer.
Traffic enforcement tax...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-14-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By B_C_Ries
I'm thinking about going but haven't decided yet.

I'm thinking about going but haven't decided yet.
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 829
Posted By B_C_Ries
I want to hear all about this.

I want to hear all about this.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-13-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,843
Posted By B_C_Ries
5-7 dollars difference is some crazy crackhead...

5-7 dollars difference is some crazy crackhead math, closer to 2 dollars if the low fuel light has been on awhile.
The motor will run best on the fuel it is set up to run on. Regular does...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-12-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,959
Posted By B_C_Ries
if 17.5mm is enough to get you over a tree it...

if 17.5mm is enough to get you over a tree it becomes significant. I think the main thing is the 21" will have less rubber around the rim and be lighter.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-12-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,959
Posted By B_C_Ries
21" tire should be thinner and not as tall from...

21" tire should be thinner and not as tall from rim to edge so difference will likely be less then 1".

My math has the 90-90 21" tire being 17.5mm closer to the fender than the 110 -80 19"
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 44,903
Posted By B_C_Ries
Here is my Hardtail Shovel and me in Mexico...

Here is my Hardtail Shovel and me in Mexico somewhere west of El Golfo de Santa Clara.
...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 26,936
Posted By B_C_Ries
Another benefit would be increased lean angle due...

Another benefit would be increased lean angle due to the cylinders being higher.
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By B_C_Ries
I have the same brace, I like it but correct and...

I have the same brace, I like it but correct and careful installation is really important.
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By B_C_Ries
I like your bike just the way it is hook up your...

I like your bike just the way it is hook up your lights and sound, call it a day and go riding.
An unrestored survivor like yours is better than a restored bike in my opinion.
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By B_C_Ries
Lay it down on a piece of plywood, carpet or...

Lay it down on a piece of plywood, carpet or cardboard. If it were me I would prop it back up while I was getting the tires on the rims, just can't stand to see one of my bikes sitting on its side.
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,506
Posted By B_C_Ries
I always have oily wood scraps around for stuff...

I always have oily wood scraps around for stuff like this.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,919
Posted By B_C_Ries
My F800GS came with Pirelli Scorpion Trail tires...

My F800GS came with Pirelli Scorpion Trail tires they are a really nice road tire that can also be used on dirt roads and easy trails.
I am pretty good at changing tires so I have switched back...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-03-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,219
Posted By B_C_Ries
Sometimes you just want to get around that Semi...

Sometimes you just want to get around that Semi in a hurry. It is a good idea to have a bike that is safe to ride at a speed faster than you expect to ride. It would really suck if your bike...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-02-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,219
Posted By B_C_Ries
Do you have rain grooves in your pavement? ...

Do you have rain grooves in your pavement? TKC-80's don't seem to like rain grooves, I have also had some issues with turbulence around semi's but laying down on the tank (or whatever you call the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-02-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,402
Posted By B_C_Ries
I took off my scorpions and replaced them with...

I took off my scorpions and replaced them with TKC-80's. Then I put the scorpions back on for a long road trip, then I took them off, then I put them back on. The stock scorpions are great road...
Forum: Airheads 01-02-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,789
Posted By B_C_Ries
Don't be a poop stain, Spending $7.00 on fuel...

Don't be a poop stain, Spending $7.00 on fuel line makes me happy, it is an inexpensive Christmas present for myself.
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