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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9,932
Views: 2,038,339
Posted By Mr. King
My favorite...

I was stopped at some small station close to Amarillo near the beginning of my Annual Tour de Go Somewhere.

I was full ATTGATT.
The young thing behind the counter asked, "Are you riding a...
Forum: The Garage 08-06-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,554
Posted By Mr. King
Laugh Maybe a little instruction instead of debate...

With 30 years in aircraft from the USAF to 21+ years at Bell Helicopter as an assembler I've always used safety wire pliers except on copper.

An .032 diameter stainless safety wire will handle...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2009, 12:48 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 20,061
Posted By Mr. King
Laugh Dolly

2005 (early) with 48000 miles:

Two headlight bulbs
Front rotors under warranty
Right side seal on F/D at approx. 35K ($45)

I did have to put a battery in it due to a lack of riding for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,814
Posted By Mr. King
Good job.

Congrats on you triumph!... uh... no... GS!... uh... no... How about just congrats! :clap

Mr. King
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,814
Posted By Mr. King
About the Ease-out...

If you are going to use an ease-out - grind off the tip until just flat (do not deburr it). This will expose the ends of the flutes and they will be sharper for a better bite.

Be sure to use the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,336
Posted By Mr. King
Small parts bags...

When riding in Houston I used to use small, zip-lock parts bags and load them with the correct toll (.75 or a dollar then).

I didn't have to remove my gloves to get one out of my sleeve pocket. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,737
Posted By Mr. King
Emphasis added by me. A quick Google search...

Emphasis added by me.

A quick Google search revealed that there are several (many) companies selling medical USB flash drives. Obviously the market is there.

I don't wish to enter into this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,737
Posted By Mr. King
Thank you Jake

That is more what I had in mind.

And you are right, all of the conversation is good for general awareness.

Keep it coming.

Mr. King
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2008, 10:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,737
Posted By Mr. King
Never mind.

Evidently only a few people really read the thread.

Post #1 says something about a neck lanyard. Post #10 says something about trauma center located somewhere, not the U.S.. Post #20 says...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,414
Posted By Mr. King
Hey Snail, you are headed in the right direction...

Hey Snail, you are headed in the right direction to look for the human fix to the human problem. Then supplement that knowledge with the mechanical fix to the human problem.

Most people just go...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 46,883
Posted By Mr. King
"I don't need any safety gear, I'm only going...

"I don't need any safety gear, I'm only going around the corner to the store."

"I don't drink whisky when I ride anymore and I don't get drunk on beer."

"There is no such thing as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2008, 03:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,414
Posted By Mr. King
About the passenger...

Time for a rider/passenger technique check.

Have her try, if she must put her weight on you, putting her hands at your belt line so that she can push there. If you have grab handles in the bike,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 31,207
Posted By Mr. King
47. Been riding since I was 9. First bike was a...

47. Been riding since I was 9. First bike was a z50 hard tail.

Sorry, I just couldn't pass this up...



Do you ever bump your head??? :lol3

Mr. King
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2008, 03:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,737
Posted By Mr. King
Thumb Thanks for the input!

I realize that it would not be very good for in the field triage which seems to be the direction that most are going.

My thought was to have 'expanded information' such as scans of insurance...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2008, 09:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,737
Posted By Mr. King
This was more to what I had in mind. Thanks...

This was more to what I had in mind. Thanks Photog.

What about riders that go outside the U.S.?

I know that there are many here that ride into Mexico, Canada and other points about the globe....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,737
Posted By Mr. King
That's why I was thinking the neck lanyard. ...

That's why I was thinking the neck lanyard.

Thanks for the input.

More???

Mr. King
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,737
Posted By Mr. King
Laugh USB Emergency Medical Info

There has been some discussion on the ADVrider board about using flash drives to store emergency information. I believe it is a good idea.

Would the inmates be interested in a waterproof USB...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,123
Posted By Mr. King
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2008, 02:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,093
Posted By Mr. King
2 or 3 bikes max for me...

I am inclined to believe what David Hough says:

"The IQ of a group is equal to exactly one-half of the lowest individual IQ in the group."

Nuff said.


Mr. King
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By Mr. King
Ouch!

I got heartburn just thinking about it!

I did an adventure tank conversion on my 12GS a few months ago and have a stock tank. Let me know what your needs are and I'll bet we can save you a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2008, 04:16 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 23,653
Posted By Mr. King
Here's a favorite...

By the ruins in Terlingua, Tx.
173072

As soon as I figure out how to post images again I'll add to this.

Mr. King
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,143
Posted By Mr. King
Eh? Aw hell - here we go...

I call BS -

First, there is not a law on the books that can punish you for committing suicide. It is unfortunate sometimes that others can be for helping.

Second, in the two accidents I have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By Mr. King
Good read...

... and was amazed to find myself in there. How funny!

Thanks.

Mr. King
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2008, 11:18 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,344
Posted By Mr. King
Thumb 2005 with 43K miles and nary a drop. Life is...

2005 with 43K miles and nary a drop.

Life is good!

Mr. King
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2008, 12:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,849
Posted By Mr. King
Off the clutch...

I use a 'Three Second Rule'.

From the beginning of the roll-on to full engagement is no more than a moderate count of three (one-thousand-one, one-thousand-two, et al). This is for any start, up...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2008, 12:51 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,543
Posted By Mr. King
You will if the skin sticks like the paint did....

You will if the skin sticks like the paint did. :lol3

Mr. King
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,543
Posted By Mr. King
Talking Dolly

My grandmother, 84 at the time, named my GS "Dolly".

I asked her "Why Dolly?"

Referring to the PIAAs, she pointed and said "Look at the headlights on that thing!"

One sharp, funny lady....
Forum: Face plant 03-04-2008, 11:35 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,117
Posted By Mr. King
Thumb In for five and an email sent. :clap Mr....

In for five and an email sent. :clap

Mr. King
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,319
Posted By Mr. King
Talking Maybe I'm not getting this - Where exactly do you...

Maybe I'm not getting this - Where exactly do you move your bowels to, if possible? Do they get in the way of the chaps?

I guess you must have really big bowels, or maybe just long ones.

Oh,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,944
Posted By Mr. King
Eh? One time-

Flaming Gorge, UT. Not thinking I nosed up to the fence next to the water in the parking lot at the end of the bridge. The pea gravel was like ball bearings - you know the kind that throws a wake at...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2007, 09:49 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 18,105
Posted By Mr. King
Averaging makes me feel better...

Let's see, I started riding at 9 and been at it 37 years.

(9+37)/2=27.5 Yeah, thats it, I'm 27 1/2 years old! :huh

3 Beemers. Last 2 1/2 years and 41K miles on a 12GS. Man I love this bike!!!...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2007, 11:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,773
Posted By Mr. King
Enough said. Newby riders make me the most...

Enough said.

Newby riders make me the most nervous because I feel that while they are under my tutorage, I accept a certain amount of responsibility. I do not take that responsibility lightly....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,268
Posted By Mr. King
Thumb 38F/40R loaded or not. I'm getting 11K+...

38F/40R loaded or not.

I'm getting 11K+ miles from the rear. I don't know what the front will get because I always change both at the same time.

This roughly works out to what GB and JVB get...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2007, 10:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,777
Posted By Mr. King
Talking Wearing me out (from riding)!!!

Dolly has 38K and some change (early 2005). Runs super all the time.

At about 33K she hiccuped and started getting right at 48 mpg. :clap

Had the front rotors replaced at about 12K under...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2007, 08:45 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 14,409
Posted By Mr. King
Great thread!

1. How long have you been riding? 31 Years on the street.
2. Do you ride often? Daily in the early years. 20K+/- per for the last 3+ years.
3. Have you ever crashed a motorcycle? Yes.
4. How many...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,708
Posted By Mr. King
Huh?!

What happened to the first post? :huh

King
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2007, 07:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,578
Posted By Mr. King
Pillion From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ...

Pillion
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A pillion is a secondary pad, cushion, or seat behind the main seat or saddle on a horse, motorcycle, or moped. A passenger in this seat is said to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2007, 05:26 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 107,756
Posted By Mr. King
'05 1200GS, 31,000 miles. Outside of one set...

'05 1200GS, 31,000 miles.

Outside of one set of front rotors under warranty and two tail light bulbs the bike has been flawless!

I did put a set of Wilbur's shocks on her at 28,000 mi. and she...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2007, 10:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,591
Posted By Mr. King
Laugh This might help...

The BMW part number is 83 30 0 413 585. Cost is about $23

You will have to do a search to find out which wire is what.

King
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2007, 06:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,333
Posted By Mr. King
I digress, my math is wrong. Bad input on the...

I digress, my math is wrong. Bad input on the calculator.

This should be correct unless I screwed up again:

13 mm = .51 in. = .2041 in. sq. =2.041 psi @ 10 lb.
14 mm = .55 in. = .2375 in. sq....
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