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Forum: Road Warriors 05-18-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 92,611
Posted By RapidRobert
Nice! :clap

Nice! :clap
Forum: Road Warriors 05-02-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 92,611
Posted By RapidRobert
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b385/RapidRobert...

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b385/RapidRobert/0501151027_zpshwsymxob.jpg
Forum: Road Warriors 04-29-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By RapidRobert
I'm 6' exactly, and my answer to this is(was):...

I'm 6' exactly, and my answer to this is(was): Heli-Bars. Add a Sargent seat with built-up foam, and I rode 300-400 miles days quite comfortably.

And BTW, the '87-88 Hurricane versions were...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-28-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By RapidRobert
If you can get it for a decent price and don't...

If you can get it for a decent price and don't mind the effort and expense to make it current and roadworthy, I say go for it. I loved mine, one of the few bikes I've owned that I truly miss.
...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-26-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 92,611
Posted By RapidRobert
Don't be afraid to experiment with settings on...

Don't be afraid to experiment with settings on your TEC shocks. I did modest pre-load and just a dab of rebound damping, and the bike feels WAAYY more planted in the sweepers now. Go fiddle and...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-20-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 92,611
Posted By RapidRobert
Appreciate your offer, DeepBarney, I'll keep it...

Appreciate your offer, DeepBarney, I'll keep it in mind *IF* I ever attempt this job again. For now I'm satisfied and plan to keep the TEC's on until they - or I - fall apart.

Sounds like you...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-20-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 92,611
Posted By RapidRobert
Not to be a troll about it or anything, but have...

Not to be a troll about it or anything, but have you done this same mod (Thruxton-length shocks on a base Bonnie) and made the measurements?

I will admit right up front that I did not make...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-19-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 92,611
Posted By RapidRobert
I can't recommend going to the longer-length...

I can't recommend going to the longer-length (Scrambler/Thruxton) TEC shocks. I just did this mod on my mag-wheeled Bonnie Base, and the job was a royal PITA.

Granted, the TEC's are a far better...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-05-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 92,611
Posted By RapidRobert
Yesterday was a spectacular spring weather day in...

Yesterday was a spectacular spring weather day in East Texas, so Bonnie and I stretched our legs for about 250 miles. Really liking this bike.
...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-02-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 92,611
Posted By RapidRobert
Well, everyone told me I'd be upgrading the stock...

Well, everyone told me I'd be upgrading the stock shocks on my new base Bonnie when I bought it in January, and now, 800 miles down the road, I'm in the market. What do the inmates recommend (without...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-26-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 92,611
Posted By RapidRobert
Thanks for the nice picts. Your mod is so simple...

Thanks for the nice picts. Your mod is so simple it's intriguing. Just so I understand: you put two passenger footpeg brackets from a Scrambler, both from the right side to replace your left and...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-09-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 92,611
Posted By RapidRobert
Sweet! She's a looker, you're gonna love it.

Sweet! She's a looker, you're gonna love it.
Forum: Road Warriors 01-26-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 92,611
Posted By RapidRobert
Uhm, it's in the owners manual ... :deal I had...

Uhm, it's in the owners manual ... :deal I had to show my salesman how to get the side cover off :evil I wanted to get my seat off before I left the dealership so's I could wire me up some...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-25-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 92,611
Posted By RapidRobert
My sentiments exactly, Jake :wink: I'm one week...

My sentiments exactly, Jake :wink: I'm one week ahead of you, and putting on the miles as quickly as I can! Thankfully we're getting some super-nice January riding weather in north Texas, so the...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-23-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 92,611
Posted By RapidRobert
[QUOTE=BackpackerMoto;25995667]After attempting...

[QUOTE=BackpackerMoto;25995667]After attempting to talk myself into other more practical bikes, I wisely abandoned reason and purchased a new 2014 T100 Black. Buying a bike should have nothing to do...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-21-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 92,611
Posted By RapidRobert
Thanks for not buying my bike, Dave! :lol3 I'd...

Thanks for not buying my bike, Dave! :lol3 I'd had my eye on it since November. Fortuitous timing and events coalesced at just the right moment for me - I sold my BMW, and the price dropped a big...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-20-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 92,611
Posted By RapidRobert
Last week I posted this pict of my new ride, but...

Last week I posted this pict of my new ride, but what I didn't say was that it was 34 degrees F when that pict was taken. I had just completed a brief new-bike-shakedown ride, but I wasn't about to...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-11-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 92,611
Posted By RapidRobert
My brief 1st check-out ride showed me why so many...

My brief 1st check-out ride showed me why so many complain about the stock seat. Does anyone know if T100 seats are interchangeable with the base model? Lots of seat options out there, but all are...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-10-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 92,611
Posted By RapidRobert
After what seems like forever thinking about it,...

After what seems like forever thinking about it, reading and researching all things Bonneville, I finally pulled the trigger today. Got a killer deal on a left-over '14, plus $600 in Triumph...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-16-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,659
Posted By RapidRobert
There ya go, that's Truth being spoken right...

There ya go, that's Truth being spoken right there... :super
Forum: Road Warriors 12-15-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,659
Posted By RapidRobert
Nice! She's a beauty. I'm considering one of...

Nice! She's a beauty. I'm considering one of these for my next bike. Wish they offered the white version here in the US.
Forum: Road Warriors 12-03-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4,488
Views: 836,802
Posted By RapidRobert
Engine heat?

Am strongly considering a CB1100, a dealer about an hour and a half away has a leftover '13 demo listed for $7949. I intend to go take a test ride this weekend, but I have a question for current...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-16-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 92,611
Posted By RapidRobert
Thinking seriously about a Bonnie as my next...

Thinking seriously about a Bonnie as my next bike. It might even be my last, since it will be my "retirement" bike - I intend to ride it until the wheels fall off, or I can't physically ride any...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-18-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 485,010
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: 7
Views: 1,799
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: 2,577
Views: 485,010
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: 2,577
Views: 485,010
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: 1,076
Views: 229,997
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: 81,589
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: 1,909
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: 9,039
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: 4,488
Views: 836,802
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: 4,488
Views: 836,802
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: 2,613
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: 16,050
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: 3,110
Posted By RapidRobert
+1 ! :thumb

+1 ! :thumb
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-19-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 22,310
Views: 4,397,458
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: 4,086
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: 985
Views: 212,216
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: 13,384
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)
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