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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-20-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By drdfblackm
I texted him in case I can help.

I texted him in case I can help.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-16-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,574
Posted By drdfblackm
I hear you. As I said, I am intrigued by the...

I hear you. As I said, I am intrigued by the engine. They are just really good in the PC800. It's like a Kawasaki concours, that 1000cc engine is bullet proof. It is a good foundation but coming...
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,697
Posted By drdfblackm
I would not necessarily say that brakes are not...

I would not necessarily say that brakes are not all I care about, but it seems to be the theme that the brakes on the /7s are nothing short of dangerous for anything that can go faster than a stock...
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,697
Posted By drdfblackm
Ok, I know I am digging this up, but I go at the...

Ok, I know I am digging this up, but I go at the end of the month to pick up the bike.

I have a question. I know the R100/7 is never going to be nor meant to be a really good bike. It is old...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-14-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 136
Posted By drdfblackm
Quick turn signal question for 950 Adv

I am not at home right now to look, but I need to replace my turn signals on my 2005.5 950 Adventure. I know they have KTM's plugs on them but are the mounting stalks normal length that I can just...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,895
Posted By drdfblackm
I just think it looks mean. ...

I just think it looks mean.

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p186/drdfblackm/2006%20BMW%20R1200GS%20Adventure/20140413_143114_zpscf2gkvae.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,895
Posted By drdfblackm
Ok...maybe I was not being 100% accurate. Let's...

Ok...maybe I was not being 100% accurate. Let's just say the front end gets very light.

Her heads are all protected now.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By drdfblackm
I sent a PM!

I sent a PM!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,895
Posted By drdfblackm
Mad Max went for a ride today

I cannot believe how good it runs. Front wheel comes up stupid easy. I believe that it is thanking me for giving it so much love and attention.:D
...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-11-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By drdfblackm
How do I tell what seat I have

I was told by a friend that I have a KTM Low Gel seat. I already feel the bike is far to low for me, but having a low seat for me is definitely something I don't need. I will attach photos, but if...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-09-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,574
Posted By drdfblackm
Well I am into the scrambler look and initially I...

Well I am into the scrambler look and initially I was looking for something low cost to have a base, but since then I found out about this "race" in September and there is a $400 limit on the bike. ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-09-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,574
Posted By drdfblackm
I don't have a vision but it could be a bike for...

I don't have a vision but it could be a bike for the Beater Late than Never 400 race since it is a $400 limit on the bike.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-08-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By drdfblackm
And now for something completely different....

My friends at Mountain Motorrad (formerly Eurogeek in Flagstaff) told me about this. Sounds like a hoot!!!!

http://www.tinybikesbigchange.org/

I am trying to get more information. But I am in...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-08-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By drdfblackm
Not that it will help but I have the Wolfmans...

Not that it will help but I have the Wolfmans mounted on my Gobi racks, but that is pretty common I guess. I have had no problems. Call Wolfman..they are great with customer support!

Without...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-08-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,986
Posted By drdfblackm
Holy...

Holy Ships!!!!!!!:eek1:eek1:eek1:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By drdfblackm
Just bought my shock from Ted 2 weeks...

Just bought my shock from Ted 2 weeks ago....waiting impatiently!!!!

Talked to me for an hour and a half teaching me about suspension. I didn't even buy that day. Bought 2 days later. Wealth of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-07-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,574
Posted By drdfblackm
I think for me I was more interested in the motor...

I think for me I was more interested in the motor than anything else.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By drdfblackm
Looking to get a bike from Tucson to Phoenix or Flagstaff

I am up in Flagstaff and have a buddy down in Tucson with a bike I want. Anyone headed down that way that could bring it back up or headed from Tucson to Phoenix? I just don't have time to make it...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-05-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,574
Posted By drdfblackm
Fair enough. I do not argue with you. Just...

Fair enough. I do not argue with you. Just needed someone to lead me down the path. In the end. Thank you.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-05-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,574
Posted By drdfblackm
Thanks for the backhanded ass of a response. ...

Thanks for the backhanded ass of a response.

I was not running away from my post. Had some things to do.

With that being said. I know what I think a scrambler looks like and I think it is a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-04-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,574
Posted By drdfblackm
Just want a justification...why is it a bad idea?...

Just want a justification...why is it a bad idea? There are examples of Goldwing scramblers as well as R100/7 scramblers.

Just curious why you think it is a bad idea.:ear
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-04-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,574
Posted By drdfblackm
PC800 Scrambler?

Ok...found a mechanically good shape but cosmetically neglected Honda Pacific Coast 800. I have done some google searches for PC800 Scrambler but coming up with nothing.

Thoughts? I can't...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By drdfblackm
Looks great!!!!!:clap

Looks great!!!!!:clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By drdfblackm
Coming back???

Eh...never went away for several companies. Love my GasGas!!!!

However I will say the nicely priced direct injection piques my interest!!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,895
Posted By drdfblackm
Getting Closer

Very bad photos, but you can see where I am going.

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p186/drdfblackm/2006%20BMW%20R1200GS%20Adventure/20140331_164347_zpsx1ozvrj4.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,895
Posted By drdfblackm
Short answer yes. Long answer. Took tons of...

Short answer yes. Long answer. Took tons of time prepping them, using wire wheels and different abrasion media, lots of care taken in prepping the metal. And used 1200 degree paint, done in steps...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,895
Posted By drdfblackm
OMG!!!!! Once again....I had no idea!!!!! :huh

OMG!!!!! Once again....I had no idea!!!!! :huh
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,895
Posted By drdfblackm
JVB I promise I was not copying...didn't even...

JVB I promise I was not copying...didn't even know yours looked like that. The way the plastic flows lends itself to that style I think.

Test fitting the goodness!!!!!...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,895
Posted By drdfblackm
Update

Well I have been working on it. Just not much to show, but some teasers.
Exhaust!...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,108
Posted By drdfblackm
Yacugar Ordered from Ted at the Beemer Shop!!!!!

Yacugar Ordered from Ted at the Beemer Shop!!!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,108
Posted By drdfblackm
Well I am going to go with Ted Porter, fairly...

Well I am going to go with Ted Porter, fairly certain it will be a Yacugar. Left a message with him today and assume he will get back with me tomorrow. I will keep you posted.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,108
Posted By drdfblackm
The ones I am looking at are around $1300 they...

The ones I am looking at are around $1300 they are 2 way adjustable with with the hydraulic preload adjuster. The quotes I have been given between Yac/Hyp/Nitron are around $1300 where the quote for...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,108
Posted By drdfblackm
Yes but JVB just posted his experience and that...

Yes but JVB just posted his experience and that is very helpful and what I am looking for. I am not closed minded on this. Just looking for information and knowledge. Don't want to drop $1200+...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,108
Posted By drdfblackm
JVB you have a great point. I did not know the...

JVB you have a great point. I did not know the TTX models of Ohlins had that construction that I am looking for, but it appears the TTX is much more $$$ than the Yacugar and the Hyperpro. I did...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,108
Posted By drdfblackm
Interesting about the Nitron. They have a 23K...

Interesting about the Nitron. They have a 23K rebuild interval and a "limited lifetime warranty" as long as the shock is rebuilt in that interval by a Nitron service provider. I guess I thought it...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,108
Posted By drdfblackm
Ok. Nothing against Ohlins, but if you talk to...

Ok. Nothing against Ohlins, but if you talk to Ted Porter or Klaus, they will both strongly recommend again them due to the aluminum body construction which requires them to have shorter rebuild...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-24-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By drdfblackm
I would love to trade a short guy for his S...

I would love to trade a short guy for his S suspension but that has not happened as of yet. I mean my rear shock was completely rebuilt like 1000 miles ago and the forks were rebuilt just 0...yes 0...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,108
Posted By drdfblackm
Shocks, shocks, shocks

Ok, I have asked this elsewhere but did not receive much input.

I am looking to buy new suspension for my 2006 GS Adventure. I have narrowed it down to Hyperpro, Yacugar and Nitron. Can anyone...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-24-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By drdfblackm
Convert to S or Buy/Trade for S

It looks like it is going to cost around $1000-1500 to convert my 950A to an S model. I am a tall guy and my Adventure is not tall enough for me. So are my figures correct or is it more or less $$...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By drdfblackm
It was stick coil. New Beru coils and...

It was stick coil. New Beru coils and damn...runs so smooth and has all kinds of power. Really runs like new. Another victory!!!!
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