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Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 10:51 AM
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Posted By FreeTheBeast
Thumb I see!

I can see that now. :D
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6,402
Views: 1,406,953
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Laugh Battery Low indicator...

That indicator in the control panel for RB (replace battery) is for the small battery in the instrument display unit. There's a button battery (like a digital watch battery) inside the unit. It...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-19-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 33,175
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Perhaps...

The roads in the southern part of the state will definitely be rideable earlier. Many of the roads have houses and provide access to lakes, etc. The weather favors the south, too. Spring should...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-19-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 33,175
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Long, cold Winter

There is still a lot of snow on the ground. Temperatures haven't been above the melting point very much. Will this Winter ever end? I'm guessing the road conditions are going to be pretty awful...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6,402
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Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Nice!

That's going to be a good time. I'm a little bit envious. :~)

:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6,402
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Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Yzu

YZU, what you're describing doesn't sound too unfamiliar. I wonder if anyone ever said these bikes are without issues. Mine often stalls. Sometimes when hitting the starter button, it protests...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 33,084
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Avon tires

Avon AM18 120/80/VB18 Super Venom. You're right about the front.
Forum: Racing 03-08-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 661
Views: 39,731
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Eh? Cripes!

I hope you guys recover fully and quickly. It's never good to hear about injuries...and stolen vehicles.
Forum: Racing 03-07-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 661
Views: 39,731
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Best of luck today

I wish everyone the best of luck. Race well. Be safe. I'm sorry that I'm missing the race this year. It's always good to see everyone.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 08:16 AM
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Posted By FreeTheBeast
Ghost rider?

So, that's weird.
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 03:15 AM
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Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 I think you're right...

Yup. Very difficult to find that sweet spot.

Based on your riding situation, I would suggest putting some money toward suspension on your 650 X/Challenge. With improved suspension, that's not a...
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 33,084
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Time for a new motor

The old stock motor held up for three race seasons. Then, after the final race last Summer, it gave up on the cool down lap.

It appears the lifter broke, which caused the exhaust valve to shear...
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 06:34 AM
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Posted By FreeTheBeast
Thumb Very nice!

I like that a lot.
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 04:13 AM
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Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Pm

I sent you a PM, Jef. Think wisely. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6,402
Views: 1,406,953
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Thumb Nope

I've been riding it in Winter for many years now. No issues.
Forum: Racing 02-09-2015, 08:37 PM
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Views: 39,731
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Laugh GPS time

As Jason said, GPS time should be right on time with rally time. They all reference official atomic clock time. I used to use a digital wristwatch lashed to the handlebar, but then found the GPS...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6,402
Views: 1,406,953
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Thumb Out in the snow...

http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Winter-trail-ride-7FEB15/i-VW4Mc78/0/L/IMG_9775-L.jpg (http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Winter-trail-ride-7FEB15/i-VW4Mc78)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-09-2015, 08:51 AM
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Views: 462,508
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Sharing the sled trails

Trail bikes are allowed in the New Hampshire state parks during Winter.

http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Winter-trail-ride-7FEB15/i-S6DJ9Fj/0/L/IMG_9774-L.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6,402
Views: 1,406,953
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Thumb Heal up

Good luck with the recovery.

That's beautiful country you were riding in.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 1,093,197
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Not a fav picture, but...

I've had the seats recovered with leather. Gel pads were placed in the seat foam. BMW Motorsport (or Williams Martini F1?) colors added to the rear seat for a bit of uniqueness.

...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6,402
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Posted By FreeTheBeast
Question So....?

So, what should I look for? KTM 450 wheels? Any KTM wheels in the appropriate size? I owned a KTM for about a month, once.

Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 11:16 AM
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Posted By FreeTheBeast
Correct...

The closed loop is high power. Open is low power setting.
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 07:04 AM
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Posted By FreeTheBeast
Question Anyone have a set of wheels to sell?

Does anyone have a used set of wheels for the 450 that are no longer needed? I've just put Trelleborgs on my bike for the Winter season. They are a pain in the ass to mount. I just thought I'd see...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 06:44 AM
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Views: 1,406,953
Posted By FreeTheBeast
SpeedBrain kit

MAX had a SpeedBrain kit in stock. It may have been the very last one anywhere. I just looked at the SpeedBrain site...could not find it.

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Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 03:38 PM
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Views: 1,406,953
Posted By FreeTheBeast
480

Well, here's the old piston...


http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-G450X-black423/i-Sd9ghQc/0/L/IMG_2625-L.jpg

I think the 480 kit includes only the cylinder and piston. Original...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-22-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4,758
Views: 293,481
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Ransom Eli Olds...

REO Speedwagon, no?



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5b/YouCanTuneaPianoButYouCantTunaFish.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 05:30 PM
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Views: 1,406,953
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Thumb That was fun!

That was a really fun stage. It's better to chase and catch someone than it is to keep in front, no? :clap
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 06:18 PM
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Views: 1,406,953
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 +30

I now have a 480. Can I still contribute to this thread. :D

http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-G450X-black423/i-pF2NKwj/0/L/IMG_2615-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 1,093,197
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 From the archives

I have pulled this one from the archives. It was late May, 2005. This picture even made the AdvRider front page rotation for a while.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-13-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 47,609
Views: 2,921,114
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Woulda, but can't...

Great idea, EC. Splendid, in fact. I'm sure it will be a very nice time. I'd love to see all y'all.

I'll be off to the in-laws. Maybe I should rent a bike out there again...:evil

...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3,266
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Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 June 19, 2004

On a ride with some friends out to New York from New Hampshire when that '04 GSA was still nearly new. This was on the Mohawk Trail in Massachusetts.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 02:29 PM
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Views: 1,093,197
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 New Hampshire

November 22, 2014 New Hampshire, USA 35˚F 2014 GS-W Adventure

http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-R1200GSW-Adventure/i-3ZcpXmb/0/L/IMG_2570-L.jpg


One year earlier. 1988...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-15-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 33,175
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Laugh Great ride!

Looks like a fantastic ride. :freaky
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-13-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 33,175
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Laugh Pembroke trails

There are several trails in Pembroke (https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1690732,-71.4532877,14z) that need more exploring. I've tried a couple; would like to see more. The trails seem to be open to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-11-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 462,508
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 It's only just begun...

As if like clockwork, the snow comes again...

http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Sandwich-Notch-Road-8NOV14/i-DnFhtdn/1/L/IMG_9749-L.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-11-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 33,175
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Heavens to Mergatroyd!

The Hampster Ride on a S1000RR! Well, Hell. I guess that means the route is definitely big bike friendly.

Next years the route needs to get completed to the top of the state as well as adding...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 1,093,197
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Laugh Ha-ha!

It is! It's quite a comparison to ride both one after the other. Suspension, ergonomics, power, shifting are all very obviously improved in the later model. Still, the older bike has huge...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 1,093,197
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire USA

Even in November, there are still some good riding days in New Hampshire.

On the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee......
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-29-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 18,602
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 I like it!

Yes.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-29-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 18,602
Posted By FreeTheBeast
Cool2 Warm and sunny

That sounds nice as Winter is approaching. :D
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