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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-25-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 38,555
Posted By Limey 1
Laugh Thoroughly recommend Celtic riders in...

Thoroughly recommend Celtic riders in Dublin...they picked us up at the airport, had the BMW 800 beemers ready and waiting...stored some of our baggage we wouldn't need for our IOM stay..preloaded...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-11-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5,766
Views: 324,680
Posted By Limey 1
Yes I have been there a few times..nice enough...

Yes I have been there a few times..nice enough rally and close to Gina's BMW in Iowa City......they usually do an open house during the event. Plenty of room for tent camping. I plan on being there...
Forum: EMEA 05-06-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By Limey 1
We rented from Celtic Riders in DUBLIN... 800...

We rented from Celtic Riders in DUBLIN... 800 twin bmws..Owner Paul Rawlins was extremely helpful (pickup and delivery) to and from the airport to his shop.. Took the Steam Packet ferry from Dublin...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-25-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 17,279
Posted By Limey 1
......Ref post 182-183.. And I so much wanted...

......Ref post 182-183..
And I so much wanted to go again this year..after all, I have so much fun riding my (English) Bonneville to to this event...In years past I have braved raging rivers..gale...
Forum: Beasts 01-11-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,940
Posted By Limey 1
Yup..Hand guards..heated grips and my...

Yup..Hand guards..heated grips and my secret!...ski or snowmobile mittens instead of gloves....I go with all the above, I know mittens are a pita, but they really do work....If you are still a little...
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By Limey 1
+ 1 on this....but be careful..do not over...

+ 1 on this....but be careful..do not over tighten the bolt at the gearbox....you will find it is drilled through to allow the tranny to breathe....You may even be better off running another...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By Limey 1
Baxters Cycles in Marne Iowa USA.....He has any...

Baxters Cycles in Marne Iowa USA.....He has any and everything for Brit bikes.......period!....Ask for Randy.
Forum: EMEA 12-22-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Limey 1
Thanks for the RR on the IOM.I would have loved...

Thanks for the RR on the IOM.I would have loved to have travelled all the way thru Europe and UK and had my own bike over there like you did..For me though, from the USA it was the best ever...
Forum: EMEA 12-22-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Limey 1
Hmmmmm.. Well if you get over there , there is...

Hmmmmm.. Well if you get over there , there is always somebody that can hook you up somewhere!..Seeing as you will be traveling alone it is always a little easier for just one person if you are not...
Forum: EMEA 12-22-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Limey 1
I o m

Wow! Where do I begin....Seems to me you are not visiting the island during TT or MGP weeks..that will make it a lot easier finding lodging.My wife and I went to Ireland rented a couple BMW 800's...
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,940
Posted By Limey 1
Seems to me that the lowering link I bought did...

Seems to me that the lowering link I bought did not have as much machining as the picture of the one in the thread....Mine had more of a square cut appearance and overall less material with no...
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,737
Posted By Limey 1
Couldn't agree more on the performance of the...

Couldn't agree more on the performance of the VERSYS!..Over the years I have had pretty much all of the different style and size of motorcycles and I end up with a little 650 that thinks it needs to...
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,940
Posted By Limey 1
I cannot remember the name of the supplier, but I...

I cannot remember the name of the supplier, but I do know if you have a lowering link made of Aluminum...it will likely fail...I am surprised that someone else hasn't had this happen....am I the only...
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,940
Posted By Limey 1
Sorry no pictures...The machined aluminum really...

Sorry no pictures...The machined aluminum really looked the part...I don't know what alloy it was made from...but I suspect either 6061 or 7075..seeing as those are the common tough alloys that most...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,506
Posted By Limey 1
For me and most likely, many others..the makers...

For me and most likely, many others..the makers are thumbing their noses at a product that would start a mini revolution!..They have purposely eliminated the "Mid" size adventure bikes appeal for us...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,438,940
Posted By Limey 1
Lowering Link Failure

I installed the Aluminum version lowering link a couple years ago and last month it suffered total failure, allowing the rear tire to rub a hole on the under belly and somehow the shock lost it's...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-28-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By Limey 1
Thanks Salami, but the issue I have is the result...

Thanks Salami, but the issue I have is the result of the daily maintenance / oiling...Its the fling off that covers the rear of the bike and saddlebags... even reaching and staining my riding...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-28-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By Limey 1
God, I wish they would put a shaft on the 800...

God, I wish they would put a shaft on the 800 Tiger! I just cannot manage the "Big One" and I really do not need huge Hp or seat height that gives me nose bleed or weight that would cause a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,554
Posted By Limey 1
I have nothing to add, only that I feel your...

I have nothing to add, only that I feel your pain..the GS ticks all the boxes for me and was waiting for next spring to get here before I signed the deal..meanwhile during the cold winter months I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-02-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5,766
Views: 324,680
Posted By Limey 1
Annual pancake breakfast...

I know I left it way too long, but for those of you that are still needing to have that last beautiful ride up by the Mississippi, there is the St. Donatus Church pancake breakfast!...Tomorrow Sunday...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-08-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5,766
Views: 324,680
Posted By Limey 1
If you end up in Le Claire you must stop and see...

If you end up in Le Claire you must stop and see where The American Pickers operate out of...up the hill behind the BP gas station..people come from all over in the hopes of meeting them...Also the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-08-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 17,976
Posted By Limey 1
I took a brisk ride from Davenport up to Pine...

I took a brisk ride from Davenport up to Pine Bluff early Sunday morning on my Versys..gotta love them heated grips!....the bikes did not disappoint..as always there is something different and almost...
Forum: Racing 08-25-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,429
Posted By Limey 1
So many thanks for the fabulous photos..I was at...

So many thanks for the fabulous photos..I was at the MGP in 2010..rented a cottage at Kirkmicheal...unreal experience, it brings all the memories back again..thanks again:clap
Forum: Europe 01-26-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,462
Posted By Limey 1
Only the actual race circuit is affected and...

Only the actual race circuit is affected and closed during the races and of course they open back up when the racing is over each day.. ...but you can ride your bike all over the island and travel...
Forum: EMEA 01-24-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By Limey 1
Excellent write up carrot...The wife and I rented...

Excellent write up carrot...The wife and I rented a couple of 800 BMWs out of Dublin Ireland ...Paul Rawlins at Celtic Riders.. took the Steam Packet ferry to Douglas IOM....We were lucky enough to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,214
Posted By Limey 1
Just waiting for the snow to clear and I'll be...

Just waiting for the snow to clear and I'll be back on the road again...meanwhile, the 250 Yamaha does just fine fooling around in the dirt / mud??....I still think I can , but in reality.....well it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-27-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 18,148
Posted By Limey 1
Me and the wife rented BMW 800 GS s out of...

Me and the wife rented BMW 800 GS s out of Dublin.last year...Paul Rawlins.Celtic Riders.. (has ads in the BMW ON) and we met him again at the National in Sedalia this year nicest people ever!.....
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,202
Views: 315,022
Posted By Limey 1
I trailered mine to a dual sport ride and forgot...

I trailered mine to a dual sport ride and forgot to turn off the gas petcock....had a hell of a time getting it started, even using jumper cables from the truck!...I figured that the float was being...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,460
Posted By Limey 1
I can only go with my personal experience, which...

I can only go with my personal experience, which spans over 55 years of motorcycling and when I fitted the Dyna 111 system to my R90/6 it markedly improved fuel consumption and starting... with zero...
Forum: Upcoming 09-04-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,838
Posted By Limey 1
Thumbs down Wonderful venue, unbelievable trials riding..the...

Wonderful venue, unbelievable trials riding..the cons..Its a bit pricey,but most of all they asked me to move my tent,minivan and trailer after the first day!... I was parked at the top of the ski...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,098
Posted By Limey 1
Re 2008 XT 250....Where are you guys getting your...

Re 2008 XT 250....Where are you guys getting your 16t sprockets from...my dealer says they are unobtainable!...but I need one desperately...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-13-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,755
Posted By Limey 1
Thanks so much for sharing your journey to the...

Thanks so much for sharing your journey to the end of the world! My reflections of the west country was indeed snarled traffic during the summer season. We were at St Ives, Helston and Porthleven...
Forum: Beasts 02-26-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,861
Posted By Limey 1
Dealer network is worse than BMW and if you did...

Dealer network is worse than BMW and if you did ever need to replace a headlamp assembly for instance....get on the web and see where you could buy a new one and how long will it take for shipping...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5,545
Views: 1,025,519
Posted By Limey 1
Why would I want to trade my Versys?I can't...

Why would I want to trade my Versys?I can't imagine anything on the Honda is much of an advantage over the Kawasaki and there are definitely some items I would have issues with on the Honda....Now...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-12-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,693
Posted By Limey 1
Yup we are done!

Spent the morning installing heated grips, throttle lock and moose hand protectors on my Versys....Now all I need is for it to quit snowing..a good rain to wash the salt off the roads and I am outa...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-27-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By Limey 1
The wifes 2005 has always done that....13000...

The wifes 2005 has always done that....13000 miles...something to do with the starter gears they say.....the only thing its ever had is a new battery and tires!..
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-25-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,693
Posted By Limey 1
And a very Merry Xmas to you ...did Santa bring...

And a very Merry Xmas to you ...did Santa bring you a new front fender color matched to the rest of the KLR?:rofl:rofl
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-18-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2,213
Views: 501,631
Posted By Limey 1
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Forum: Day Trippin' 12-18-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,693
Posted By Limey 1
Congratulations on your tenacity jped....it's...

Congratulations on your tenacity jped....it's bloody cold out there on the banks of the mighty Mississippi! this time of year.... I have waved the white flag and am headed out Wednesday for the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,154
Posted By Limey 1
I own a 2001 KLR and the wife has an 05 BMW...

I own a 2001 KLR and the wife has an 05 BMW F650GS..So I get to service both of them....They perform just about the same on gravel or unpaved roads although I prefer my KLR if given the choice....On...
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