ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 38 of 38
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: MrLuftkopf
Forum: Canada 10-15-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,421
Posted By MrLuftkopf
Well...

2117km's in 22 hours and 15 minutes. From somewhere in Nebraska coming home to where I used to live near Ottawa Ontario (Deep River).

Bike was my 96 GPZ1100. Was a nice day/evening/night, and I...
Forum: Canada 10-15-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By MrLuftkopf
Cool.

Strathroy isn't far, and I also think Ural's are cool. 2wd? FWIW I also have an R90 that I retro'd and rebuilt from boxes of parts. I like boxers.

DRz is good too.....much more modern than my...
Forum: Canada 10-14-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By MrLuftkopf
Anyone in London Ontario area?

I'm itching to find a riding buddy(s) for dual sport fun. I'm in St Thomas, which is just south of London. Hit me up if interested.

BTW I ride a nice (yes, actually nice) 85 XT600 and have a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By MrLuftkopf
What forks for retrofit? Or Chapstick, not Lipstick

Without getting into the old "lipstick on a pig" discussion, can someone please shed some light on what are some appropriate choices for front end retrofitting of a fork/frontbrake assembly onto an...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 18,941
Posted By MrLuftkopf
I agree, but...:)

MrLuftkopf: Personally I prefer simple too, if it can do the job required. KISS is my favorite design rule.....:D

My wife thinks I am crazy 'cause I love reading technical crap, but if you are...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 18,941
Posted By MrLuftkopf
Fwiw

I agree with you Bluesman. To get >100,000 km's you were probably on the highway predominantly, so had adequate cooling. Did you ever check your piston and ring tolerances? Many engines will still...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 18,941
Posted By MrLuftkopf
Both have their plusses and minusses

FWIW Just my opinions.....based on long term aircooled, and liquid cooled, bike AND car ownership and monkeying. Please don't rip me a new one.

Porsche and BMW have both had great success with...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5,830
Views: 1,209,782
Posted By MrLuftkopf
Talking Ok, so I've been in a cave for over a year...

Ate too many bunnies...had to hibernate...

Over a year ago I mentioned rebuilding my 85 XT600 43F. I got the bike with only 7000km's on it for $700 Canadian and after looking at components like...
Forum: Canada 06-03-2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10,309
Views: 669,789
Posted By MrLuftkopf
Hey Dave....uh, when in September? :huh

Hey Dave....uh, when in September?
:huh
Forum: Canada 05-30-2008, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By MrLuftkopf
Great to meet you Uber-Moto. I see you have...

Great to meet you Uber-Moto. I see you have travelled a lot around Peterborough also. I used to live and ride that area also.

In my dirt biking days I also extensively rode the area around...
Forum: Canada 05-30-2008, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By MrLuftkopf
Just saying Hello.....from flat SW Ontario

Been on the site for about a year, finally got a new (to me) dual sport bike, a 1985 xt600 that I dismantled and have gone over and reassembled.

Bike is now on the road, and running great. Easy...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2008, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5,830
Views: 1,209,782
Posted By MrLuftkopf
My 85 XT600 rebuild/resurrection

Update (no pics yet, I'll get some tonight or tomorrow). The beast is almost alive.............

Well, the bike is almost back together. I had the frame blasted and repainted silver (the disco red...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 28,948
Posted By MrLuftkopf
after sales parts support

Unless BMW changes it's tune with regards to OEM parts support (I have heard a rumor that BMW may not be as good at long term parts support in the future as they have been in the past) I wouldn't...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2008, 06:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By MrLuftkopf
I agree with everything BikePilot says (FWIW). ...

I agree with everything BikePilot says (FWIW).

And the KDX200 is a great bike. I love those things.
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,117
Posted By MrLuftkopf
Wow....is this true? In the past i have put...

Wow....is this true? In the past i have put between ~5000 to 15000 miles on a bike, a year. Are you saying that with the TE I would have to change the timing chain twice in a busy year? Please tell...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2008, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,991
Posted By MrLuftkopf
Hhhmmmm. So you have good fuel flow from...

Hhhmmmm.

So you have good fuel flow from the tank through the carb?

What does the plug look like? Wet, dry, sooty.....?

Is the decompression valve closing all the way (slack in the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2008, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,991
Posted By MrLuftkopf
The manuals are pretty good at showing the carb...

The manuals are pretty good at showing the carb internals and rebuild procedures...... :D

But before yanking the carbs, this is what I would do.

Turn off your petcock and remove the fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2008, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5,830
Views: 1,209,782
Posted By MrLuftkopf
Nice bike, and a beautiful country too Folco!

Nice bike, and a beautiful country too Folco!
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5,830
Views: 1,209,782
Posted By MrLuftkopf
He might have not looked in the connection hoses,...

He might have not looked in the connection hoses, and/or he just thinks shooting carb cleaner at a carb with the bowl off is cleaning the jets. You have to take everything apart and inspect it all. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2008, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5,830
Views: 1,209,782
Posted By MrLuftkopf
I have an '85. Contrary to what some people...

I have an '85. Contrary to what some people think, the carbs are pretty simple. The bike you are looking at seems like a decent buy to me.

The problem is probably a plugged orifice in one of the...
Forum: Vendors 04-16-2008, 06:49 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,315
Posted By MrLuftkopf
Hi Randy, I see you have a slip-on for a 95...

Hi Randy,

I see you have a slip-on for a 95 xt600. i have a 85 xt 600. Would you have any idea if it is possible to fit the later slip-on on my bike? Maybe minor mods to make it fit, like the...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,605
Posted By MrLuftkopf
Outside. ...

Outside.

http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/5694/20070001pm0.jpg

Murphy bed folded up behind drivers seat...about 6' of space from bed to passenger side inner wall.
...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,605
Posted By MrLuftkopf
Stepvan for bikes........

:loco Here is a gas one on fleabay.....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1988-Chevy-P2T-stepvan_W0QQitemZ230240458981QQcmdZViewItem

There are a lot of them in the 4k to 10k range. There are...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2008, 12:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,605
Posted By MrLuftkopf
I have a new idea for you. We have a Chevy P30...

I have a new idea for you. We have a Chevy P30 Stepvan with a 6.2l diesel, that has been converted into an RV. It gets an honest 15 mpg, has a 16' 'living area', has 7' ceilings, is about 7' wide...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,104
Posted By MrLuftkopf
I have a kickstart on my 74 R90 bmw....gotta...

I have a kickstart on my 74 R90 bmw....gotta admit, i use the button....:) But if i wasn't such a wuss...........
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,104
Posted By MrLuftkopf
Nope. Parts are easy to come by. I just ordered...

Nope. Parts are easy to come by. I just ordered a whack of wee maintenance parts (bearings, seals, grommets, cables,) from yamaha no problem. If you look at a fiche for this bike, everything is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,104
Posted By MrLuftkopf
"Okay, I give up. Why would you want to dump...

"Okay, I give up. Why would you want to dump coinage into an old and outdated bike like that? I had one and liked it an all, but there's a lot of new designs that require less money to be equally or...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,104
Posted By MrLuftkopf
Ok....so ungrading suspension seems like a good...

Ok....so ungrading suspension seems like a good idea....

If you had ~$1200-$1500 for suspension upgrades what would you buy?

- shock, Ohlins, Wilbers, Elka, WP, etc. Upgrade existing...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2008, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,104
Posted By MrLuftkopf
yup...i noticed that.......thanks!

yup...i noticed that.......thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,104
Posted By MrLuftkopf
Ok, I'll always be a fat pig, but can I be better in bed?

Yeah, weight losing weight on our bikes is a great thought, but as some have stated here previously, the main difference in our bikes is the rider. I agree with that statement in general, but I also...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2008, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5,830
Views: 1,209,782
Posted By MrLuftkopf
Hey Motu, You are using the TT600 shock in...

Hey Motu,

You are using the TT600 shock in a XT600 with the stock rear swingarm and linkage? I have very long legs, so the extra inch of seat height wouldn't bother me. Does the shock bottom...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7,354
Views: 3,363,024
Posted By MrLuftkopf
another pic of my bike.....on a trip to PA

another pic of my bike.....on a trip to PA
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7,354
Views: 3,363,024
Posted By MrLuftkopf
My 1974 R90/6

Rebuilt from boxes of parts. I even painted it myself! Fun bike.
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2008, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,033
Posted By MrLuftkopf
Hey Big Ed....so from what you are saying putting...

Hey Big Ed....so from what you are saying putting better springs in the XT forks and upgrading the rear shock is enough? Sounds good to me!

Is there a big difference in the front suspension of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2008, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,033
Posted By MrLuftkopf
bump.....does anyone know the differences between...

bump.....does anyone know the differences between the tt600 and xt600 suspension? The fiches say there are......is it worth it to change over?
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,033
Posted By MrLuftkopf
XT600 Suspension....

Hi All,
I just purchased a new to me '85 XT600 with only 7200km's on it. I like the price, and the bike genre seems to be well liked except for the soft suspension and the small tank. A Clarke tank...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 800
Posted By MrLuftkopf
bump

bump
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 800
Posted By MrLuftkopf
1992 KTM 600 exc?

Can anyone tell me anything about this bike re:

- reliability
- parts costs
- capabilities
- things to look out for when buying
- other?

I know it is a kicker (no problem). I am looking...
Showing results 1 to 38 of 38

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 08:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014