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Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 348,935
Posted By RapidRobert
My R850R at work

I ride to work as often as weather permits, and recent glorious spring weather means I've been riding quite a bit. Years ago there were several of us that rode, so my company's bldg. manager gave us...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,329
Posted By RapidRobert
How does it attach? Hard to tell from the picts.

How does it attach? Hard to tell from the picts.
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 348,935
Posted By RapidRobert
Here are a couple more shots of my R850R. They...

Here are a couple more shots of my R850R. They were sold in the US for only a few years. This one was built in '96 - BMW shipped over a number of these with special edition paint and equipment to be...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 348,935
Posted By RapidRobert
My R850R Olympic Edition: ...

My R850R Olympic Edition:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b385/RapidRobert/BMW%20R850R/TexasHillCountry10-26-2013_894_zps120d1c7d.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 803
Views: 171,399
Posted By RapidRobert
Didja replace the radiator cap, the one under the...

Didja replace the radiator cap, the one under the right fairing compartment? Easy to do, any auto parts store sells replacements. The OEM's have been known to leak under pressure. BTDT.
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 74,605
Posted By RapidRobert
It's a standard alright, but does this little...

It's a standard alright, but does this little café fairing disqualify it as a naked? Y'all discuss, I'll be out riding and smiling in my helmet.

...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By RapidRobert
'04 so I assume it's a twin spark? All your...

'04 so I assume it's a twin spark? All your little fixes in the world won't solve the problem. What you describe are exactly the symptoms of a bad coil. The fix is ridiculously easy - we're talking...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,203
Posted By RapidRobert
I sold my R1100RT because...

1. it was top heavy, and tall - even for me at 6' 0" and 32 in. inseam. The wide Corbin seat on it made it worse. The OEM seat was not as wide, but also not comfortable.
2. the agricultural...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 645,720
Posted By RapidRobert
Well, that figgers, you Canucks always get better...

Well, that figgers, you Canucks always get better choices of bikes and colors that us in the lower provinces don't get.

Well, when my ship comes in and those Nigerian scammers pay up on my...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 645,720
Posted By RapidRobert
ZZ-R Rider, where you at? You in the red, white &...

ZZ-R Rider, where you at? You in the red, white & blue US of A? Curious because I thought the only color CB11 available to us 'Merkins was the red. That's the only color shown on Honda's web site,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,382
Posted By RapidRobert
Cycle Trader is a pain in the ass. They once...

Cycle Trader is a pain in the ass. They once rejected an ad I placed for a bike I wanted to sell because my ad stated "maintained by an anal-retentive owner". Buncha self-righteous Taliban zealot...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,318
Posted By RapidRobert
Good thread. I'm contemplating just such a move...

Good thread. I'm contemplating just such a move myself, although I'd coming from a BMW R1100RT, not exactly a "fast" bike. Been think about a Bonnie, Thruxton, or maybe Honda's new CB1100 (been...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,840
Posted By RapidRobert
+1 ! :thumb

+1 ! :thumb
Forum: Beasts 01-19-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,848,861
Posted By RapidRobert
+1 It's gorgeous, man. :thumb

+1 It's gorgeous, man. :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,530
Posted By RapidRobert
+1 on your nice find! :thumb

+1 on your nice find! :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 165,704
Posted By RapidRobert
Honda NT700V. I thought it would work really well...

Honda NT700V. I thought it would work really well for what I do, but it was slow, gutless, had the absolute worst suspension ever on a motorcycle, plus it was a pain in the arse to work on, even for...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,474
Posted By RapidRobert
Next time you might try this stuff: ...

Next time you might try this stuff:

http://www.helmetmuffler.com/helmetquietindex.shtml (http://www.helmetmuffler.com/helmetquietindex.shtml)
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,046
Posted By RapidRobert
Is it a twin spark? Those were all designated as...

Is it a twin spark? Those were all designated as '04 models when they went on sale in the US, regardless of build date. I bought a brand spankin' new R1150R in March of '03, and it was designated as...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 208,540
Posted By RapidRobert
We each took delivery of our NT's within a few...

We each took delivery of our NT's within a few days of each other, Towjam, and I have to agree with your early observations, except for the luggage capacity. Yeah, I'd like to see the larger bag...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 109,012
Posted By RapidRobert
In my experience, my R11S vibrated a bit more...

In my experience, my R11S vibrated a bit more than other BMW boxers - more than the R1150R I owned for almost 7 years, and more than the R11xxRS's and Rt's I've ridden. Sync the TB's and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 208,540
Posted By RapidRobert
You want an NT, Rick. It's a perfect...

You want an NT, Rick. It's a perfect all-arounder for everything you list.
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 208,540
Posted By RapidRobert
PB, My wife is pissed Big Time because I bought...

PB,
My wife is pissed Big Time because I bought the NT and not the BMW K1200 LT that I was looking at and also test rode. She had her heart set on that big ol' LT, thinking that after years of my...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 208,540
Posted By RapidRobert
Been watching this thread since it's inception....

Been watching this thread since it's inception. The Deauville/NT700 has been a bike of interest to me since it was introduced in Europe back in the 90's. At the time I was buying Brit bike mags on...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,606
Posted By RapidRobert
I personally know at least two fellow members of...

I personally know at least two fellow members of the MSTA riding one, and I'm sure if I had gone to the national STAR rally this year I would've seen a few more. Hardly scientific indeeed, but I...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By RapidRobert
I've had good luck in the past with Aerostich's...

I've had good luck in the past with Aerostich's TF3 temperfoam pads. The "soft" (no hard shell glued on) can be easily cut to fit any shape, and it's good armor. Lots of Aerostich faithful swear by...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By RapidRobert
Good lookin' outfit, Jim. I might be very happy...

Good lookin' outfit, Jim. I might be very happy with that set-up - for about half the year. Black in Texas summer heat won't cut it. I didn't look for the price, but your indication that it wouldn't...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By RapidRobert
That what I hear from the women in my life.... ...

That what I hear from the women in my life.... :lol3
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By RapidRobert
Ultimate Pants (again)

I know there have been threads on this ad nauseum, but I can't locate one now that I'm interested, and a thread search on pants returns way too much unfilterted noise to sort through, so here we go...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 109,012
Posted By RapidRobert
Worth every penny, Hoots. I put 'em on my '99 and...

Worth every penny, Hoots. I put 'em on my '99 and wouldn't ride without them now. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 109,012
Posted By RapidRobert
Great picts of a beautiful ride, Hoots Magoon ! ...

Great picts of a beautiful ride, Hoots Magoon ! :thumb
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,964
Posted By RapidRobert
I've been using the World's Best Earplugs from...

I've been using the World's Best Earplugs from Earplugsonline.com for a couple of years now, and I swear by them. For me, at least, they ARE the best ear plugs out there, and I've tried quite a few...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,609
Posted By RapidRobert
It's been 10 years since I owned a CBR1000F but I...

It's been 10 years since I owned a CBR1000F but I had both Gen-Mar bar risers and Heli-bars on mine (but not at the same time). The Heli-bars are higher and set back a bit, they made a big difference...
Forum: Face plant 04-30-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,968
Posted By RapidRobert
Sorry to hear of his accident, I hope he heals...

Sorry to hear of his accident, I hope he heals well and rides again.

I learned long ago to be wary of passing. I recall pulling out to pass a string of 3 or 4 cars, all going slower than the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,806
Posted By RapidRobert
I had one, although by 1991 Honda had dropped the...

I had one, although by 1991 Honda had dropped the "Hurricane" moniker. Probably due to the insurance crusade against liter-class sport bikes at the time. It was a great bike - Honda reliability, tons...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,907
Posted By RapidRobert
After lusting over and admiring these bikes for...

After lusting over and admiring these bikes for years, I recently bought a '99 with 32k miles in excellent condition for $4.5k. I thought it was well worth it, it was a 9 or 9.5 out of 10, had new...
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,340
Posted By RapidRobert
Well, thanks for the input, everybody, and sorry...

Well, thanks for the input, everybody, and sorry if I hijacked the thread from the OP. I've used Grip Puppies on other bikes, but never over stock heated grips. Gonna go order me up some Grip Puppies...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,340
Posted By RapidRobert
I've been considering adding Grip Puppies to my...

I've been considering adding Grip Puppies to my BMW, but was concerned that I wouldn't feel the heated grips as well. Are you saying you use Grip Puppies with heated grips, and they work well...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,173
Posted By RapidRobert
Stay with the looser fit. There are velcro...

Stay with the looser fit. There are velcro adjusting belts on either side near the waist; snug them up when you wear just a t-shirt, let them out to loosen the fit when you need to wear layers under...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 16,897
Posted By RapidRobert
I say Go for it! I'm 59 and recently gave in to...

I say Go for it! I'm 59 and recently gave in to the siren call of another liter-class supersport, one I've admired from near and far for years - a BMW R1100S. Back issues compelled me to at least...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,092
Posted By RapidRobert
Thanks, Mike! That did the trick. I knew it was...

Thanks, Mike! That did the trick. I knew it was easy once I knew the drill. Gracias.
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