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Forum: Hacks 06-23-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7,583
Views: 2,867,390
Posted By BMWzenrider
Looks like a parallelogram leaner rig. ...

Looks like a parallelogram leaner rig.

http://photos.imageevent.com/motorbiker/newspics3/Aerodynamic-Motorcycle-Sidecar.jpg
Forum: Hacks 06-23-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7,583
Views: 2,867,390
Posted By BMWzenrider
Maybe I would offer up myself as a mobile stud...

Maybe I would offer up myself as a mobile stud service to be able to justify keeping the sidecar? :evil
...
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5,313
Views: 896,032
Posted By BMWzenrider
The Yamaha 400cc twin is a bulletproof motor, but...

The Yamaha 400cc twin is a bulletproof motor, but I do not recognize anything about that frame as being from a 1982 XS400 Special.
Were you the one who did the modifications?

Would really...
Forum: Hacks 06-15-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5,313
Views: 896,032
Posted By BMWzenrider
Putting Clifford up on ebay...

http://bmwzenrider.smugmug.com/ForSale/Clifford-R1200RT-wHannigan-LT/i-Nnwsk8t/0/L/Deals_Gap-L.jpg
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Forum: Hacks 06-02-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5,313
Views: 896,032
Posted By BMWzenrider
http://images.craigslist.org/00808_90VyIuS4j0D_600...

http://images.craigslist.org/00808_90VyIuS4j0D_600x450.jpg

http://newlondon.craigslist.org/mcy/5016114347.html

EML on a 1995 R1100R.
Seems a bit pricey @ $18,000
Forum: Hacks 05-29-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5,313
Views: 896,032
Posted By BMWzenrider
Interested in a trade??? :deal

Interested in a trade??? :deal
Forum: Hacks 05-28-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5,313
Views: 896,032
Posted By BMWzenrider
Wisconsin has a title status of "Rebuilt Salvage"...

Wisconsin has a title status of "Rebuilt Salvage" which requires that the vehicle pass an inspection by a certified salvage inspector to ensure it was done properly and is safe to operate. They even...
Forum: Hacks 05-28-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5,313
Views: 896,032
Posted By BMWzenrider
Thanks for the feedback. I realized that I...

Thanks for the feedback.

I realized that I was pushing the high end with the $16,500 number, but based on what else I have seen sell on ebay over the winter and spring I thought I would give it a...
Forum: Hacks 05-28-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5,313
Views: 896,032
Posted By BMWzenrider
Not this year, I have to be in Kentucky on July...

Not this year, I have to be in Kentucky on July 1st.
Forum: Hacks 05-27-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,310
Posted By BMWzenrider
Or just bring along a spare... :deal ...

Or just bring along a spare... :deal

http://bmwzenrider.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Beasts-of-Burden/i-Vk564bk/0/O/5%20wheels%20a.jpg
Forum: Hacks 05-27-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5,313
Views: 896,032
Posted By BMWzenrider
Since the subject has been discussed here...

Since the subject has been discussed here recently, what is the collective opinion on the pricing for my rig?

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1066768


2005 R1200RT with 65,471...
Forum: Hacks 05-20-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5,313
Views: 896,032
Posted By BMWzenrider
No rig in the near future. Just not able to...

No rig in the near future.

Just not able to deal with long days in the saddle anymore.
- The head injury has left me less tolerant of bright light, heat, and even mild dehydration; which can...
Forum: Hacks 05-20-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5,313
Views: 896,032
Posted By BMWzenrider
It did just great! Of course, I also enjoy...

It did just great!
Of course, I also enjoy riding in the winter, so a little bit of gravel felt like LOTS of traction and control vs. blasting through drifts. :deal
...
Forum: Hacks 05-20-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,610
Posted By BMWzenrider
Have just listed the rig for sale. :cry ...

Have just listed the rig for sale. :cry

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1066768
Forum: Hacks 05-20-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5,313
Views: 896,032
Posted By BMWzenrider
Cry Selling my rig.

After going back and forth for months with myself, family, and friends I have finally decided to put my rig up for sale.

Details here:...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,737
Posted By BMWzenrider
I might suggest putting a spacer inside of the...

I might suggest putting a spacer inside of the clevis on the added m/c to keep it from getting crushed/cracked/loosening over time.
Other than that, looks good!
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,610
Posted By BMWzenrider
Josh, I have been there. But you could do...

Josh,
I have been there.
But you could do what I did to finance this rig, fix up and sell the 1100RT for a profit.
I actually ended up with two salvaged R1200RTs and put them back on the road,...
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,610
Posted By BMWzenrider
Thanks for the kudos! And yes, I asked...

Thanks for the kudos!

And yes, I asked about pricing here because there are so few rigs out there anything close to this.
There have been a fair number of GS rigs bought and sold, but not many...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-19-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,768
Posted By BMWzenrider
Yup. The rail/rack that I am looking at has a...

Yup.
The rail/rack that I am looking at has a weight of 47 lbs including the front wheel chock to hold it up while I am doing the straps.
...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-18-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,768
Posted By BMWzenrider
Subaru publishes a towing limit of 2,700 lbs with...

Subaru publishes a towing limit of 2,700 lbs with a tongue weight of 200 lbs for the 2015 Outback 2.5 liter.
That is for the factory 1-1/4" Class-I hitch.

I am installing an aftermarket 2"...
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,610
Posted By BMWzenrider
Not in the short-term. I am considering the idea...

Not in the short-term. I am considering the idea of getting a smaller/lighter rig for playing with. But not just yet.

On my short list is to get a mid-sized scooter or small dual-sport to carry...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-18-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,768
Posted By BMWzenrider
"Packed for travel" does not mean much for me. ...

"Packed for travel" does not mean much for me.
No tent, no stove, no laptop, no hunting/fishing gear.

Just me, a foam sleeping pad, a few days change of clothes, a few gallons of water, and a...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-18-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,768
Posted By BMWzenrider
The last scoot I owned was a 1986 Helix. It was...

The last scoot I owned was a 1986 Helix. It was like riding a barcolounger with wheels.

Something with larger diameter wheels/tires definitely appeals because I want to be able to do fire...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By BMWzenrider
I like the idea of an electric bike, but I would...

I like the idea of an electric bike, but I would not have anyplace to charge it. I am using the Outback wagon as a mini-RV, and boondocking most nights.
I do appreciate the cleanliness and...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-18-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,768
Posted By BMWzenrider
It kinda reminds me of a baby motard bike. ...

It kinda reminds me of a baby motard bike.

http://www.moto-scoot.net/img/rides/sachs-madass/sachs-madass-125-1.jpg

And it turns out that the guy importing all of the 2015 models is just about...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-18-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,768
Posted By BMWzenrider
Are you selling yours? :deal That is a...

Are you selling yours? :deal
That is a 2-stroker, right?
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,610
Posted By BMWzenrider
Question May be time to sell my rig... What is it worth? / Strip or leave it farkled?

Howdy inmates!
Due to some medical changes (both positive as well as negative) I have done the unthinkable.
After more than 19 years, I once again own a car. :huh

Which means that my big red...
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-18-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,768
Posted By BMWzenrider
Question Looking for a take-along bike/scooter.

Recently had to give up traveling long-distance by bike for medical reasons even with my sidecar rig, and am now using my Subaru Outback as a minimalist RV for travel.

I really want to bring a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By BMWzenrider
Question Suggestions for a lightweight carry-along bike

Recently had to give up traveling long-distance by bike for medical reasons even with my sidecar rig, and am now using my Subaru Outback as a minimalist RV for travel.

I really want to bring a...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 2,623
Views: 737,986
Posted By BMWzenrider
Thought someone more local to these might want to...

Thought someone more local to these might want to bite.
The CT even has the accessory spare fuel can.

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http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/mcy/4971285703.html
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Forum: Hacks 04-16-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By BMWzenrider
I think that a 1984 or earlier R90 or R100...

I think that a 1984 or earlier R90 or R100 Airhead BMW is one of the best low-cost tugs out there, and a Velorex would be about a perfect match size-wise.

One reason why the earlier Airheads make...
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By BMWzenrider
Probably not your definition of low cost, but I...

Probably not your definition of low cost, but I am getting ready to list my current rig for sale.

http://bmwzenrider.smugmug.com/Travel/2010-07-Great-Western-Trip/i-J6gvG7p/0/M/WIldflowers-M.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,190
Posted By BMWzenrider
Claude, You covered a few thing while I was...

Claude,
You covered a few thing while I was editing my follow-up post.



Pretty much what I was saying about max weight transfer being when one tire is lifting.



I agree, I would not...
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,190
Posted By BMWzenrider
Hiya Claude, I have never pushed my rig harder...

Hiya Claude,
I have never pushed my rig harder than it could handle... :wink:

No, I have not measured dynamic weight transfer when cornering, braking, etc, but it could be calculated by...
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,190
Posted By BMWzenrider
2005 BMW R1200RT w/ Hannigan LT sidecar. 15"...

2005 BMW R1200RT w/ Hannigan LT sidecar.
15" car tire conversion, 49 liter tail box, and second deep cell battery in trunk of sidecar
Tilt/tracking control set to midpoint for individual wheel...
Forum: Hacks 09-21-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,819
Posted By BMWzenrider
The wedding on a Ural photo IS great! If it...

The wedding on a Ural photo IS great!

If it would help in your decision making (and you have the money) Kayser can retrofit the oilhead gearboxes to include an internal reverse gear for those of...
Forum: Hacks 09-21-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,819
Posted By BMWzenrider
I happen to agree whole heartedly about the BMW...

I happen to agree whole heartedly about the BMW Roadster being a great bike!

After having to give up my R11GS because of weak legs following my car accident, I picked up my 2002 R1150R(A) in July...
Forum: Vendors 09-19-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 135,338
Posted By BMWzenrider
Question Model 30 lights?

Are you still carrying the Model-30 lights?
If so, when do you expect to get them back in stock?

Thanks!
Forum: Hacks 09-18-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,819
Posted By BMWzenrider
I am in general biased against Harleys, except...

I am in general biased against Harleys, except for one application - sidecars.

The extreme torque they produce at low RPMs is ideal for getting a rig rolling from a stop and keeping it going up...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 628,975
Posted By BMWzenrider
You are welcome. I am very pleased at how the...

You are welcome.
I am very pleased at how the IICE-Air has improved the drivability of both bikes, but especially my sidecar rig.
And my wallet is appreciating the added fuel economy on the...
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