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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-23-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 136,804
Posted By AndyKirby
I make no apologies..... ...

I make no apologies.....

http://andykirby.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Butt-Lite-5/i-3tTSTnt/0/L/PICT0904-L.jpg

Andy
Forum: Orange Crush 03-27-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3,005
Views: 473,138
Posted By AndyKirby
Not the early ones, Lazarus, my '04 R1100GS gets...

Not the early ones, Lazarus, my '04 R1100GS gets 34mpg no matter how it gets ridden. Commute, slab dirt, local and cross country and it's a hoot but not in the same 'fun' league as the 990 IMHO
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Forum: Orange Crush 12-08-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,024
Posted By AndyKirby
I've used the Datel for years and they've proved...

I've used the Datel for years and they've proved to be very reliable.

Check out the two wire options. There are also plenty of 'clones' available on ebay shipped directly from China.
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Forum: Orange Crush 11-09-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,231
Posted By AndyKirby
Part number is 60014001000 Put it into the...

Part number is 60014001000

Put it into the search box and you should be good to go.

Andy
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-07-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 39,989
Posted By AndyKirby
Ditto and thanks!

Ditto and thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By AndyKirby
Well, it turned out to be quite an easy fix,...

Well, it turned out to be quite an easy fix, tracing the wire back to the block under the tank I realized that the locking pins were not working correctly on one side and the connectors had started...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By AndyKirby
You could have bent the rim or otherwise...

You could have bent the rim or otherwise 'unbalanced' the wheel.

Have also you checked play in the headstock. With front wheel off of the ground can you feel any movement in the forks as you pull...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By AndyKirby
Thanks Mike, phew that's quite a thread! ...

Thanks Mike, phew that's quite a thread!

Regards

Andy
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By AndyKirby
Thanks, no washing or riding in the rain, I did...

Thanks, no washing or riding in the rain, I did replace the tach. bulb so the instrument pod has been disturbed but moving wires and handlebars does not seem to effect things one way or the other.
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Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By AndyKirby
R1100GS Electrical Idiot Woes.....

My idiot lights have started to work intermittently on my ABS Equipped GS.

Basically the Low Fuel, Oil and Neutral lights stop working and the charging light is on full time.

I've checked the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,967
Posted By AndyKirby
I picked mine up for the ST1300 after the snafu...

I picked mine up for the ST1300 after the snafu with the faulty oil seals and I now have 70k miles on it. Very happy customer.

Regards

Andy
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,947
Posted By AndyKirby
Don't forget the Multistrada, Mrs Andy has the...

Don't forget the Multistrada, Mrs Andy has the 620 and it's been a much better touring/camping bike than I ever expected, huge fun to ride and I've aways liked a more upright, higher seating position...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,926
Posted By AndyKirby
Don't let that put you off, Mr's Andy is 'the...

Don't let that put you off, Mr's Andy is 'the size of a peanut' and she does great, besides, her riding boots add an extra inch or so to her inseam so she can practically flat foot the Ninjette in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-17-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,144
Posted By AndyKirby
Great job and I did the same thing leaving my...

Great job and I did the same thing leaving my wallet on the counter at a Waffle House in Phoenix during the IBR5K. Had to back track 150 miles to collect it and the temps. we're in triple digits....
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,891
Posted By AndyKirby
Nice build WRT the front light have you thougth...

Nice build WRT the front light have you thougth about using one of the Buell Dual Headlights?

Works well on our KLR's and there's nobe cheaper than your KLR owner, is there?
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,802
Posted By AndyKirby
Nice series of pictures Carl, that was an...

Nice series of pictures Carl, that was an excellent RTE and you have some nice shots of Alex's ST1100 there, must be over 250k by now but to be fair, that's an ST1300 dash you're showing, rather than...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-02-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 33,050
Posted By AndyKirby
On the way home from a trip out West the chain...

On the way home from a trip out West the chain started to throw off side plates. Mike had me up and running on no time.....
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,891
Posted By AndyKirby
Check the stats that are out there, I believe...

Check the stats that are out there, I believe over 30% of the R12 entries in the 2007 Iron Butt Rally alone DNF'd because of a rear drive failure.

http://www.bmwfinaldrive.com/fd_failure_list.php...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,536
Posted By AndyKirby
Just wanted to say "thanks", I took a look at the...

Just wanted to say "thanks", I took a look at the headlight wiring and it's in pretty bad shape, I replaced the H4 connector and re-spliced the wires and it's all back to normal.

You guys are...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,891
Posted By AndyKirby
Surely you jest? If that was the case I'd...

Surely you jest? If that was the case I'd probably be riding one or if BMW would at least stand by them for a little longer than 36K.

There have just been too many failures of the final drives in...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,536
Posted By AndyKirby
R1100GS No headlight but high beam indicator comes on....

When I start my '94 R1100GS sometimes the headlight does not come on but the blue high beam indicator does light up. After a while the headlight comes on, 1-2minutes and the blue light goes out. ABS...
Forum: Alaska 06-19-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,284
Posted By AndyKirby
Have you drained the oil and checked it for metal...

Have you drained the oil and checked it for metal shavings? Sometimes the seal is going because the filings from a failing bearing have caused the issue.

Just a thought ....

Good luck either...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 954
Posted By AndyKirby
Had the same deal with the front on my ABS '94....

Had the same deal with the front on my ABS '94. Rebuilding the Master Cylinder with the rebuild kid finally did the trick.

Rebuilding the caliper and spiegler lines didn't hurt once I had it...
Forum: Vendors 07-28-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,151
Posted By AndyKirby
Russell seem to do this every year in the...

Russell seem to do this every year in the Nov/Dec/Jan time frame. I had my ST1300 done as part of the FJR group buy last Nov. and got the 20%.

Shouldn't be a problem for anyone else geting on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By AndyKirby
I had the same issue on my Russell, sent them the...

I had the same issue on my Russell, sent them the seat back along with a few pictures and they fixed it. Only cost me the price of shipping it back to them. I believe you get 2 'free' adjustments.
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Forum: Equipment 01-06-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,495
Posted By AndyKirby
I think that's the point here, the HIDs work well...

I think that's the point here, the HIDs work well in my ST1300 and the adjustable height does wonders for keeping the cages happy during the day but I'm not sure it would be so great on the Ninja...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-04-2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By AndyKirby
Mine gives me street names regardless of which...

Mine gives me street names regardless of which cradle it's in, Car or Bike?

Andy
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-03-2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By AndyKirby
Some of the cradles have been going bad, I'm on...

Some of the cradles have been going bad, I'm on my second but after 12 months of hard use. Call the phone support line, they are very helpful and will probably send you a new cradle if that's the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-02-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By AndyKirby
My Zumo (550) came from Amazon with the latest...

My Zumo (550) came from Amazon with the latest mapset, as did a GPS478 I bought a couple of weeks ago.

As long as you buy it from Amazon themselves, you are buying from an official Garmin supplier...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2008, 07:15 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 21,793
Posted By AndyKirby
just ran across this, great stuff. Andy

just ran across this, great stuff.

Andy
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2008, 02:55 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 123,696
Posted By AndyKirby
This was my '99 in Iron Butt mode, I'd just...

This was my '99 in Iron Butt mode, I'd just completed my first SS1K when this was taken. Rex was replaced by an ST13 but still missed :-/

Andy
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Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-09-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,804
Posted By AndyKirby
Ditto here, very nice people if you're nice to...

Ditto here, very nice people if you're nice to them ;-)

Andy
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By AndyKirby
Ditto here, my visor/shield kept dropping because...

Ditto here, my visor/shield kept dropping because I'd worn out the little 'fingers' that keep it up. Email to Schuberth and new parts, gratis in the mail a few days later :clap

Andy
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,781
Posted By AndyKirby
Yup, a good buddy of mine just bought one to...

Yup, a good buddy of mine just bought one to replace his well worn C2, he'll sell you the HJC for less than he paid New Enough, great company BTW:thumbup Dave only wore it a couple of hundred miles,...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,781
Posted By AndyKirby
Schuberth C2 is still available if you look, I...

Schuberth C2 is still available if you look, I wouldn't be without mine and it's the flip helmet of choice for most Iron Butt types.

Otherwise, look out for the new Schuberth C3 now available in...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,186
Posted By AndyKirby
He said 'Naked' he he he he ...... ...

He said 'Naked' he he he he ......
http://www.ibelieveinadv.com/commons/shiverorizz.jpg

Andy
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,615
Posted By AndyKirby
Thanks for the heads up on Galfer, I fitted one...

Thanks for the heads up on Galfer, I fitted one to my KLR a few years ago and had to get 'real' creative on the routing just to get it to fit. They had cut down the length to the absolute minimum,...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2008, 04:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,539
Posted By AndyKirby
Ditto!!! :cry Andy

Ditto!!! :cry

Andy
Forum: Americas 02-19-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,019
Posted By AndyKirby
Just bungy a gallon can on, take some spare tube...

Just bungy a gallon can on, take some spare tube so you can syphon from your buddy if the brown stuff interfaces with the whirly thing and you are good to go. Keep the weight down as much as possible...
Forum: Americas 02-19-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,019
Posted By AndyKirby
Bike sounds perfect, we took KLR & F650 had a...

Bike sounds perfect, we took KLR & F650 had a blast but the guy I saw having the most fun was on a 400 somethign KTM. Sheepskin from Ikea on the seat is all I had. guys having the least fun were on...
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