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Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,706
Posted By Lujo
Maybe I'm going against the grain, but I'd take...

Maybe I'm going against the grain, but I'd take the RT if most of the trip will be on pavement and the off-road parts are just unpaved roads -- I've gone 900+ miles in a day on a GS, but doing it on...
Forum: The Garage 10-10-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,664
Posted By Lujo
Thanks for all the advice. One Time-Sert and one...

Thanks for all the advice. One Time-Sert and one Big-Sert are in the block without much drama. The tap guides I bought with the Time/Big-Sert kits helped quite a bit at the beginning of tapping. A...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,679,701
Posted By Lujo
Tipis tend to be tall and light. E.g., this one...

Tipis tend to be tall and light. E.g., this one from Kifaru (http://store.kifaru.net/4-man-tipi-p76.aspx). There'll be much more inexpensive versions around, too.
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 47,690
Posted By Lujo
I test rode one when it came out... much less...

I test rode one when it came out... much less sewing machine than before, but still more sewing machine than tractor to my ear. But I like the old sewing machine sound, anyway. :D
Forum: The Garage 10-08-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,664
Posted By Lujo
BigSert on the way. I'd almost forgotten how...

BigSert on the way.

I'd almost forgotten how fun it was to spend a few hours fixing a bike. :D
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 47,690
Posted By Lujo
They sound like sewing machines, not tractors! ...

They sound like sewing machines, not tractors! Well, other than the sound of shifting into first gear... :D
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,664
Posted By Lujo
Here's tonight's update. I hadn't missed any...

Here's tonight's update.

I hadn't missed any bolts. The cylinder was just glued in really well. Thanks for the advice to keep hammering away.

http://lbauer2.ece.cmu.edu/web/IMAG0066.jpg
...
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,664
Posted By Lujo
I hear you. It's on the way.

I hear you. It's on the way.
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,664
Posted By Lujo
Hidden where? :-) The head is off, so if it's in...

Hidden where? :-) The head is off, so if it's in the head I found it. If it's in the cylinder, then I hope I haven't found it and that's why the cylinder isn't coming off.
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,664
Posted By Lujo
It doesn't look as dirty in real life. :-) ...

It doesn't look as dirty in real life. :-)

Thanks for all the responses.

Is anything supposed to go between the block and the cylinder on reassembly?

@JVB @Cataract2: a block of wood and a...
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,664
Posted By Lujo
OK, I'll ponder the Heli-coil vs Time-sert issue....

OK, I'll ponder the Heli-coil vs Time-sert issue. Where are Time-serts easily available?

Currently more importantly, how does one remove the cylinder? The head came off easily, but the cylinder...
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,664
Posted By Lujo
cylinder studs stripped, drilling and tapping block

Reposting this from Road Warriors where it got no love.

I'm removing the right cylinder on my R1200ST so I can helicoil the lower two cylinder stud sockets -- some genius over-torqued the nuts so...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 290
Posted By Lujo
removing R1200ST cylinder; any fun to be had while it's off?

I'm removing the right cylinder on my R12ST so I can helicoil the lower two cylinder stud sockets -- some genius over-torqued the nuts so badly that one of the bottom two studs got loose enough the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 47,690
Posted By Lujo
I'm willing to believe that USD forks give better...

I'm willing to believe that USD forks give better feel when braking at the limit, but on a daily basis I can benefit a lot more from having more suspension travel available to soak up unexpected...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 47,690
Posted By Lujo
Now that's pretty cool. Can't wait to see how...

Now that's pretty cool. Can't wait to see how well it works.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 47,690
Posted By Lujo
I'm sad to see the telelever go. I guess I'll be...

I'm sad to see the telelever go. I guess I'll be hanging on to the R1200ST for a bit longer.
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,083
Posted By Lujo
I've been very impressed with my SG4 after a few...

I've been very impressed with my SG4 after a few hundred miles. I haven't had previous SGs, but I've gone many miles in an R2Pro and a Santiago. The SG4 has this really weird combination of feeling...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 634
Views: 109,196
Posted By Lujo
Well, I don't think it's a problem at all, in...

Well, I don't think it's a problem at all, in absolute terms or relative to other BMW twins, but obviously people are differently sensitive to such things.
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 634
Views: 109,196
Posted By Lujo
My F800ST vibrated less than my R1150GS, and...

My F800ST vibrated less than my R1150GS, and about the same as a R1200ST. Mild enough that the loss of bar end weights when I put on handguards didn't bother me.
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By Lujo
+1 for handlebar muffs. Ice is likely to be...

+1 for handlebar muffs.

Ice is likely to be a bigger problem than deep snow, and for that it doesn't matter much what tires you have. If you want to remain upright most of the time, studs are a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,782
Posted By Lujo
I have an '08 F800ST for sale, also in...

I have an '08 F800ST for sale, also in Pittsburgh. :D

If you're asking about the F800S/ST in general, I'd say definitely go for it -- they're sweet. Can't say much about S vs ST except that I'd...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-18-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By Lujo
Advil + watch your posture + stretch at stop +...

Advil + watch your posture + stretch at stop + tweak handlebars if needed.

I find all of these necessary on multi-day, >500 mile/day trips. Look up some good stretches, make sure to hold them for...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,453
Posted By Lujo
+N for Ted from Beemer Shop. :-) That's where I...

+N for Ted from Beemer Shop. :-) That's where I got the Wilbers for my R12ST a few months ago. Had a super informative conversation with Ted before buying.
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,684
Posted By Lujo
I sometimes wear BMW City 2 pants if I don't want...

I sometimes wear BMW City 2 pants if I don't want to be taking off overpants. For dry weather and spending the whole day at work I'd probably still pick Motoport overpants most of the time.
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 136,998
Posted By Lujo
I think the f800st is underrated. I find it a...

I think the f800st is underrated. I find it a little cramped for my legs (I'm 6'2") and a little bit low to the ground with a footpeg lowering kit, but light and fun and comfortable enough to cross...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,373
Posted By Lujo
BMW Atlantis. Bonded waterproof membrane so they...

BMW Atlantis. Bonded waterproof membrane so they don't stick when wet. Inner and outer cuff to keep water from flowing in.
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,015
Posted By Lujo
FWIW, a smartphone will work great as a remote...

FWIW, a smartphone will work great as a remote with a silver +, so I don't think the remote is worth spending any money for.
Forum: Face plant 12-15-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,008
Posted By Lujo
On a few uncomfortable occasions ABS extended...

On a few uncomfortable occasions ABS extended stopping distances beyond what they would've been otherwise; I've just started giving myself more room for braking. I haven't noticed a significant...
Forum: Face plant 12-15-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,008
Posted By Lujo
@LBS: Interesting comment about the NC700XA. All...

@LBS: Interesting comment about the NC700XA. All the ABS-equipped bikes I've ridden have been BMWs, and they all frequently exhibited the symptoms described by the OP. This made perfect sense to me...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,888
Posted By Lujo
Wicked I have an '05 without servo brakes and I'd rather...

I have an '05 without servo brakes and I'd rather have one with. I bought mine with 50k miles and the seat and shocks had turned to mush. Pretty sweet bike otherwise, and handles well enough on...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By Lujo
Loved them on a KLR650. Didn't have a problem...

Loved them on a KLR650. Didn't have a problem with slick roads. YMMV.
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 634
Views: 109,196
Posted By Lujo
Or a shorter one. :-) I'm also 6'2", and I think...

Or a shorter one. :-) I'm also 6'2", and I think the airflow management on an F800ST with the stock windshield is my favorite of any bike.
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,573
Posted By Lujo
To resurrect an old thread: What part number were...

To resurrect an old thread: What part number were you (rous44, Big-B, JVB) using for the RT brake line? The one I ordered seems a little long, and the ends are at different angles than on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,536
Posted By Lujo
Yeah, well, I think the person who gets to drill...

Yeah, well, I think the person who gets to drill the stubs out of the cylinder heads might have a second opinion. :norton The chuck of a regular drill is too large to fit the space in front of a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,536
Posted By Lujo
FWIW - The first set of Stantons I bought...

FWIW -

The first set of Stantons I bought fit so poorly that they had to be replaced (which the manufacturer was happy to do :thumb).

Be wary of aftermarket bolts: as my GS was undergoing its...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,363
Posted By Lujo
I stop every 75-125 miles, but just for a few...

I stop every 75-125 miles, but just for a few minutes each time. I've found, over time, that this works best for me both for maximizing mileage, either in a day or on a longer trip, and for...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 31,198
Posted By Lujo
The REI super-compact chair looks awesome, but...

The REI super-compact chair looks awesome, but after sitting on it I wouldn't take it on a trip even if it were free. Their Camp Xtra chair, on the other hand, is quite comfy. YMMV.
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,997
Posted By Lujo
the new hotness

http://lujobauer.net/web/r12st/DSCF7284-small.jpg (http://lujobauer.net/web/r12st/DSCF7284.jpg)
http://lujobauer.net/web/r12st/DSCF7285-small.jpg (http://lujobauer.net/web/r12st/DSCF7285.jpg)
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Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,577
Posted By Lujo
:clap :thumb One of those was the first bike I...

:clap :thumb One of those was the first bike I owned!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-07-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 136,094
Posted By Lujo
Avenue of the Giants: ...

Avenue of the Giants:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-kTywXCdLPXk/ThSlc3Yi-8I/AAAAAAAAASc/mj9ufp8i-Cs/w1169-h776-no/20110520-DSC_5780.jpg

Somewhere in SE Utah:...
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