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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 08:26 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,573
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, 08:51 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,573
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, 08:32 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,573
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, 09:18 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,573
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, 05:32 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,573
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, 07:22 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,573
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, 05:22 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,573
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, 07:49 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,573
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, 06:01 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,573
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, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,450
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, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,450
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, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 741,393
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, 06:55 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 39,573
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, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2,332
Views: 419,058
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, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,585
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, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2,332
Views: 419,058
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, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,332
Views: 419,058
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, 09:16 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 194,201
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, 08:43 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 78,418
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, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,677
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, 08:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,588
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, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 741,393
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, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 741,393
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, 08:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,483
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, 01:06 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,083
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, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,981
Posted By RapidRobert
+1 ! :thumb

+1 ! :thumb
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-19-2013, 07:31 AM
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Views: 4,139,575
Posted By RapidRobert
+1 It's gorgeous, man. :thumb

+1 It's gorgeous, man. :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,777
Posted By RapidRobert
+1 on your nice find! :thumb

+1 on your nice find! :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 189,981
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, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,902
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, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
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, 07:24 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 215,943
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, 07:07 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 118,198
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, 07:40 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 215,943
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, 06:14 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 215,943
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, 07:19 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 215,943
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, 07:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,818
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, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,090
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, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,290
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, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,290
Posted By RapidRobert
That what I hear from the women in my life.... ...

That what I hear from the women in my life.... :lol3
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