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Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 342,382
Posted By Yukon Ho!
slow turn in neutral

Rear wheel turning slowly in neutral on center stand is totally normal, especially cold bike in cooler weather.

Remotely related not really: sometimes when mine is hard to coax into neutral, say...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9,287
Views: 1,402,271
Posted By Yukon Ho!
No really - he did hate it. And he's right, for...

No really - he did hate it. And he's right, for the more technical single-track stuff like we were doing at the time, XCo (with over-farkled bars) steering does suck somewhat. That's not what I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-15-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By Yukon Ho!
No kidding! Point taken! Nice going! I was sure...

No kidding! Point taken! Nice going! I was sure it would never screen here, with four scattered competing screenings.
Glad to be wrong on this one!
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9,287
Views: 1,402,271
Posted By Yukon Ho!
Yes. I've got a lot of crap glommed onto the...

Yes. I've got a lot of crap glommed onto the handlebars & forks (massive HDB handguards, Lynx fairing & HID's, GPS on the handlebar clamp, kaoko throttle lock) and I'm used to it but go ride a pure...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-01-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By Yukon Ho!
Foolishness

We can't even tip 67 at Oak Tree (not far away from Alderwood),
how can anyone expect to do 100?!?
Oak Tree screening: https://gathr.us/screening/8715

People just randomly start new screenings....
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 139,672
Posted By Yukon Ho!
Suzu-key

I use a Suzuki ignition & key on mine.
Britannia Lynx fairing makes OEM ignition hard to access, so snipped it and wired in an inexpensive dash-mounted Suzuki, 2.5 years ago.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-17-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By Yukon Ho!
in!

I just booked four.
Just last night I tipped a pint with a guy who met Penton, neat to find this screening back on the table.
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,125,547
Posted By Yukon Ho!
I bought from him the Touratech steel subframe....

I bought from him the Touratech steel subframe. He mentioned it was the last one he had. It's great.
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,125,547
Posted By Yukon Ho!
xrack, subframe

I had already stripped one threaded hole on my '07 alloy subframe, pillion grab handle mount, where my xtank is installed.
So Erik sent me both the xrack and a (TT) steel subframe.
No special tabs...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,125,547
Posted By Yukon Ho!
Sleeving

How did you choose bronze for the bushing?
What bushing material did Hanz & Franz (or Loncin?) choose for the new less-flawed OEM part?

If you ever offer it, I'll take you up on it when the time...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,125,547
Posted By Yukon Ho!
stock exhaust?!?

That's fresh! And optimistic! I don't think I've ever seen anyone seeking a stock exhaust.

How many stock exhausts do you think are gathering dust in storage, worldwide? 100? 500?

Ever seen...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9,287
Views: 1,402,271
Posted By Yukon Ho!
floating

Like others, after warping my front OEM rotor way too easily, I replaced with a Braking Wave (aka Galfer?) floating rotor. 8,000 miles later no warping. Happy braking.
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,125,547
Posted By Yukon Ho!
When I upgraded my subframe from alloy to TT...

When I upgraded my subframe from alloy to TT steel, the new frame had no threaded insert holes to receive these two bolts. There are other bolts further aft for anchoring the plastic guard to the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,125,547
Posted By Yukon Ho!
After seven years now it matters enormously how...

After seven years now it matters enormously how many miles are on the bike, and what price you're risking. If it's under 10k miles and $5k, I'd probably be worried about nothing, except JBWeld on the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9,287
Views: 1,402,271
Posted By Yukon Ho!
Center stand is just weight I don't need. Weight...

Center stand is just weight I don't need. Weight kills off-road riding fun.
I use the cheap light wobbly Endurostar Trail Stand.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=538235
It's not...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,125,547
Posted By Yukon Ho!
aftermarket

Stephan Scheffelmeier (www.bashplates.de (http://www.bashplates.de)) can yes still get and send to you aftermarket silencer for XCh/XCo/XMoto, made by SRRacing, including the titanium one. Lots to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,125,547
Posted By Yukon Ho!
xrack

I also had alloy subframe and standard xtank. Erik sent me the steel subframe and xrack. The swap & install was a bigger job than I'd ever done before, but ended up great, no problem. The BMW repair...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,125,547
Posted By Yukon Ho!
other variables

With lithiums - what's the longest you've let it sit untended, and still started? I've gone >1 month with my OEM lead acid, weak but started it.

Also: any mfgr's warnings about giving or...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 342,382
Posted By Yukon Ho!
84?

Really? Whining about 84F? You must have been in stop and go traffic or high humidity. I rode mine through Death Valley, 115F, and it was FINE. Humidity was low and I did have an evaporative cooling...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-29-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By Yukon Ho!
Four more

I just reserved four more for West Seattle, and will tell all my old school riding buddies this Tuesday night.
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 342,382
Posted By Yukon Ho!
My manual say 32/36 single rider, and I weigh...

My manual say 32/36 single rider, and I weigh 155lbs, so I'm >2psi above recommended. The Tourance Nexts handle badly at BMW's recommended inflation, fall into turns, require bar pressure pushing out...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 342,382
Posted By Yukon Ho!
300 miles

On tour early this morning, leader blew past fuel stop, intercom not working.
Slowed my 2011 RT down to 55mph, lowered windscreen, crouched like sportbike pilot for last 20 miles.
Arrived at gas...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,125,547
Posted By Yukon Ho!
Ethanol?

Do any of you with fuel gauge problems use ethanol-free fuel?
BMW engineers isolated a number of other problems to the US and places that dump corn or grain alcohol into their gasoline.
Find a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,125,547
Posted By Yukon Ho!
Programmed? Interface? The default behavior suits...

Programmed? Interface? The default behavior suits me perfectly -- a few circuits are ignition-switched, a few stay on for a few minutes after ignition off, etc. Not sure what I'd want to customize. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,125,547
Posted By Yukon Ho!
PDM-60 not fuses

Under the seat is good.
I *hate* fuses, so instead two years ago I put a Rowe PDM-60 there (see pdm60 dot com), fits beautifully inside the "crater" above the fuel pump. Circuits automatically reset...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,125,547
Posted By Yukon Ho!
That's interesting and easy, I will try that....

That's interesting and easy, I will try that. Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,125,547
Posted By Yukon Ho!
wobble

Two years ago I switched from stock Metzler Tourances (no wobble that I recall) to TKC-80's -- above ~65mph they don't wobble in a straight line, but the slightest steering input they wobble a bit,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,125,547
Posted By Yukon Ho!
300!

I've got the 1.7 gallon size, and I've gotten >300 miles twice in past two years, by keeping speed steady and <60 mph, almost all pavement. That's >70 mpg. Brittania Lynx fairing maybe helps a little.
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 342,382
Posted By Yukon Ho!
Spark plug cover, windscreen

Fine 500 mile spring ride this weekend left my '11 RT down two:

1. Spark plug cover and stick coil both came completely loose. Reset everything, then lost cover entirely today. (Stick coil stayed...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,125,547
Posted By Yukon Ho!
Mine does this too, but with 9,000 miles on the...

Mine does this too, but with 9,000 miles on the odometer I can't imagine mine is at all caused by the clutch cover problem. Also mechanically it doesn't make sense to me how the two could be related....
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,125,547
Posted By Yukon Ho!
It adds only 2 lbs and change. A kilo. I weighed...

It adds only 2 lbs and change. A kilo. I weighed them both last month.
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9,287
Views: 1,402,271
Posted By Yukon Ho!
Stock seat

Stock seat is great for me too.
SITTING on anything too long is a drag.
I stand up on the pegs a couple times every hour (on pavement legs.)
Apparently some state patrol here in Washington will...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,125,547
Posted By Yukon Ho!
It's only a couple pounds heavier than stock. I...

It's only a couple pounds heavier than stock. I was surprised how little.
Subframe + XRack are net gain of ~10 lbs over stock.
Stock subframe tail official weight limit was 11kg (yeah right), not...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,125,547
Posted By Yukon Ho!
Compare the BMW one vs the France Equipment one...

Compare the BMW one vs the France Equipment one Scheff sells. The BMW one looks to have at least half-again more surface area in contact with the pads, and also thermal mass. I've been reluctant to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5,696
Views: 1,171,204
Posted By Yukon Ho!
I also have xrack and looked at ALL the soft bags...

I also have xrack and looked at ALL the soft bags and went with the wolfman rocky mountain. Upgraded the subframe, still getting xtank back on (drilling out for bigger bolts, then xrack) so haven't...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5,696
Views: 1,171,204
Posted By Yukon Ho!
Thermal expansion -- did it warm up at all since...

Thermal expansion -- did it warm up at all since you filled it?
Let me guess -- you have a black one not a white one?
Agitation, dissolved gasses?
I got it -- enthusiastic gasoline, eager to bust...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9,287
Views: 1,402,271
Posted By Yukon Ho!
Can't swing a dead cat without finding a great xco for sale

Tons, easy to find all over the US. One not crazy far from you (NYNJ = New York New Jersey?) has 1,000 miles on it, in Abington, MA -- look on southcoast (dot craigslist dot com.)

More great low...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,125,547
Posted By Yukon Ho!
Compare all four bikes at http://cycle-ergo.com....

Compare all four bikes at http://cycle-ergo.com. Vstrom bars are markedly farther than Sertao and XChallenge. (You will like standing up on Sertao and XChallenge better than standing on vee.)...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,125,547
Posted By Yukon Ho!
...AND adding three horsepower!

...AND adding three horsepower!
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,125,547
Posted By Yukon Ho!
To avoid storing with submerged main gas cap,...

To avoid storing with submerged main gas cap, just a) ride at least ~120 miles after filling main+aux, or b) don't fill the aux, just fill the main when you know you're near done for the day. It's...
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