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Forum: Canada 05-30-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By dirkmn
Thanks. A sanity check from a local is just what...

Thanks. A sanity check from a local is just what we were looking for.

Your recommendation sounds like a good plan. We'll look into that loop.

I've just attached here the route that Mr. Garmin...
Forum: Canada 05-30-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By dirkmn
Roads between Marathon and Wawa, ON?

Hi. I'm planning a trip around Lake Superior from Minnesota and could use a GPS sanity check from my neighbors to the north.

My GPS map software (Garmin) tells me that the area bounded Lake...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,865
Posted By dirkmn
You say wind protection not weather protection so...

You say wind protection not weather protection so I assume you don't mind getting wet, you just don't want to have the wind beating on your chest and get sore arms trying to hang on.

I've found...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,893
Posted By dirkmn
$8200 USD MSRP for a new 450 motocross bike from...

$8200 USD MSRP for a new 450 motocross bike from the big four.

Even for a manufacturer at the factory I agree that it seems unlikely they could offer a road race bike on that platform at a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,685
Posted By dirkmn
The k1200r is an incredible refined roadster....

The k1200r is an incredible refined roadster. Thought for a while I'd replace it with something with a little more character like an xr1200 or an r1200r but realized I like the power, smoothness,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-07-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 409
Posted By dirkmn
Putting in a good word for iron horse bmw in tucson

Just wanted to put in a good word here for Iron Horse BMW in Tucson.

I'm on my way home from CA to MN via the southwest on an 06 (manf. late 05) BMW K1200R. I was in Needles, CA Sunday night and...
Forum: Vendors 08-30-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3,121
Views: 549,954
Posted By dirkmn
Hey Woody, Have you ever done a spoked wheel...

Hey Woody,

Have you ever done a spoked wheel conversion for an R1200R?

Do you think it could be done without a lot of custom machining? I suppose the problem would be what hub to start with....
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,748
Posted By dirkmn
Thanks. Think I'm gonna test ride an R when i get...

Thanks. Think I'm gonna test ride an R when i get back home.

I have other bikes for going fast off road or for pure dual sport trips. In theory at least. I never seem to take those trips.

But...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,748
Posted By dirkmn
R1200R street handling compared to R1200GS?

Hi, working on closing out a 7500 mi trip in the US southwest and am getting into Next Bike Mode.

After a recommendation by rich_mc and seeing some stuff posted by ChiTown a couple years back I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By dirkmn
I thought about that. I have an Xchallenge. But I...

I thought about that. I have an Xchallenge. But I really want the stopping power of dual front discs for the street. I don't know how to get dual front discs on my Xchallenge without a lot of custom...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By dirkmn
This is a really interesting idea. Are they known...

This is a really interesting idea. Are they known to be swappable? I didn't realize they shared frame parts.
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By dirkmn
My only concern is that I assumed they're...

My only concern is that I assumed they're cosmetic only on bikes like the V-Strom. I don't know that, I just assumed that. If that's not true I'll look further.
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By dirkmn
Street biased bikes with functional bash plate protection?

Looking for THE bike.

I like riding long distances on the tarmac (multi-day trips), then when I get there, riding a quick pace on twisty tarmac, and a moderate to slow pace on anything from...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-22-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,951
Posted By dirkmn
Auburn to Soda Springs CA on and off pavement

Since I'm in the Sacramento area for another week for work I went to Google Maps and looked for a ride on the K1200R I road down here. Foresthill Rd and Mosquito Ridge Rd between Auburn and the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-18-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,549
Posted By dirkmn
For MN the county maps available online indicate...

For MN the county maps available online indicate the type of road including dirt and primitive and unimproved and so forth.

What I've done is printed out about 15 county maps and cut and taped...
Forum: Americas 08-03-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By dirkmn
Exactly what I wanted to hear! I'm gonna stick...

Exactly what I wanted to hear! I'm gonna stick with the planned route.

If I'm making good time by the time I get to Greybull on Friday I might even try to push through the parks and then give...
Forum: Americas 08-03-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By dirkmn
By the way I'll be on the K1200R. Thanks.

By the way I'll be on the K1200R.

Thanks.
Forum: Americas 08-03-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By dirkmn
Can I make good enough time to hit Yellowstone and Grand Teton? (depart 8/5/2010)

I'm leaving Thursday after work for a trip from MN to CA.

I'd like to ride through Yellowstone entering on US 14/16/20 from the East, then down US 89 through Grand Teton.

But I'm concerned that...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,959
Posted By dirkmn
I agree. Why would anyone buy a bike from a...

I agree. Why would anyone buy a bike from a dealer that they can't even test ride when there are 5 years worth of used bikes of that same model on the private market, all of which you can sit on and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 19,891
Posted By dirkmn
I'm gonna guess that is at the crank. Harley...

I'm gonna guess that is at the crank.

Harley claimed 92 ft lbs for the 96" and rear wheel dyno numbers on a stock bike are ~66 hp and ~80s ft lbs.

With just Harley parts and a tuner you can...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,733
Posted By dirkmn
I really love the ESA. Comfort really is...

I really love the ESA.

Comfort really is comfortable and eats up rough pavement. Sport really firms it up to go around corners more quickly. If you want both, get the ESA.

Going to have to test...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,733
Posted By dirkmn
I have an 06 k1200r, which I assume is very...

I have an 06 k1200r, which I assume is very similar except for the fairing.

If you're looking for a comfortable, physically large sportbike that is low maintenance, then it's a great bike. I...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By dirkmn
Assuming you've got a wheel chock or a sturdy...

Assuming you've got a wheel chock or a sturdy front rail on your trailer, all you should need to do is put it into gear and compress the forks with ratchet straps from the bars. Try it. You can give...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,720
Posted By dirkmn
The K1200R is very comfortable compared to any...

The K1200R is very comfortable compared to any other sportbike with similar capabilities that I've ridden which is why I bought one.

The ESA on comfort mode is amazing at isolating you from the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-19-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 34,314
Posted By dirkmn
Hey. I like what you're doing. I've had in...

Hey. I like what you're doing.

I've had in my mind for a while to order maps for all MN counties, arrange them up on a wall, then highlight all of the gravel or below roads and see what kind of...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,238
Posted By dirkmn
Here's my ideal non-existent street bike. I call...

Here's my ideal non-existent street bike. I call it the Solo Tourer:
- Upright riding position with relaxed seat to peg ergos
- Full fairing with good weather protection
- Slender look and feel...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,827
Posted By dirkmn
Brake master cylinder gaskets can leak if it...

Brake master cylinder gaskets can leak if it deteriorates or if lid is overtightened. Check around the gaskets for any sign of leakage or bubbled paint.

As mentioned any flh through 08 can go...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,795
Posted By dirkmn
Not cool in my opinion, sorry. I personally...

Not cool in my opinion, sorry.

I personally wouldn't buy a rebadged Hyosung. Nothing against them. It's just that I think would buy a real Hyosung before I would buy a rebadged anything.
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,982
Posted By dirkmn
Nice bike. Would have found myself on one except...

Nice bike. Would have found myself on one except that I made myself not buy a HD this time for a change of pace. I see a 2011 xr1200x in my future to replace both my k1200r and my road king next...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2010, 12:09 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 13,723
Posted By dirkmn
Replace the seat on a '64 harley FL and I think...

Replace the seat on a '64 harley FL and I think the average person would have a hard time telling it from an '04 FL. For BMW to do this isn't unbelievable on the face of it.
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,144
Posted By dirkmn
For me it would come down to comfort and...

For me it would come down to comfort and convenience. On a multi-state trip, if I'm going far enough to get anywhere interesting, I'm usually pressed enough for time that I stick to the beaten path,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,315
Posted By dirkmn
Donahue HD Sauk Rapids: - Good sales...

Donahue HD Sauk Rapids:
- Good sales experience, excellent parts experience, average service experience (but I blame HD not the dealer; ended up going to Delano to get a dyno tune to sort out...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,496
Posted By dirkmn
Just wanted to say thanks so much for sharing...

Just wanted to say thanks so much for sharing this. Great report.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,630
Posted By dirkmn
That's cool. Been eying a plated xrr for...

That's cool.

Been eying a plated xrr for years. Have an xchallenge, thought it's what I wanted, but it's a little too docile. Craving that big dirt bike feel for local dirt and gravel riding.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,630
Posted By dirkmn
How do you handle oil changes on 1000 mi + trips...

How do you handle oil changes on 1000 mi + trips on the xrr?

Do you carry the oil with you or just buy it locally while on the trip?

What do you bring with for draining and catching the oil?...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,492
Posted By dirkmn
I'm finding the BMW ESA set on Comfort mode on my...

I'm finding the BMW ESA set on Comfort mode on my K1200R to be pretty amazingly comfortable for a street bike without long travel suspension.

I imagine it's as good on any BMW equipped with it.
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,758
Posted By dirkmn
I'd get sharp pain in my lower back after about...

I'd get sharp pain in my lower back after about 30 minutes on my stock harley seat. I tried adding a backrest to the stock seat, little difference.

I ended up replacing it with a corbin with no...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 31,920
Posted By dirkmn
When's automatic clutching coming to these high...

When's automatic clutching coming to these high end bikes?

25 years ago honda atvs could shift up and down through the gears without providing for a manually operated clutch. I see BMW has only...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 392,146
Posted By dirkmn
Hi I ride harleys and bmws at the moment. I don't...

Hi I ride harleys and bmws at the moment. I don't understand harley bashing. Dicks who ride motorcycles are dicks, and I fully understand bashing those people, but as good as modern harleys are I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,216
Posted By dirkmn
Thanks. Edited my post. Not sure if OP cares...

Thanks. Edited my post. Not sure if OP cares about service schedule. If someone has more accurate comparison please chime.
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