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Forum: Regional forums 11-22-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,446
Views: 72,866
Posted By Dave-d
We really went all out on the suspension on that...

We really went all out on the suspension on that beast. The big thing is that Kel can stand up on the pegs, I am stuck sitting down with my feet in front of me. She has gotten a lot more confidence...
Forum: Regional forums 11-21-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,446
Views: 72,866
Posted By Dave-d
Those clips are from Steiner Valley Ranch and one...

Those clips are from Steiner Valley Ranch and one of the roads leading to it. We did the first half of the rally raid before I got beat up too much. The 1150GS did well, but I was riding in the...
Forum: Regional forums 11-21-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,446
Views: 72,866
Posted By Dave-d
Finally got some video posted

The Kel and I had a great time, really looking forward to next year. Here are some of the highlights from the boat. This is mainly Steiner Valley Ranch and another road I am not sure of the...
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 127,409
Posted By Dave-d
Here is the link.. ...

Here is the link..

http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/ringgears.htm

Dave
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 127,409
Posted By Dave-d
Fair warning, I am a geek....I took the formula...

Fair warning, I am a geek....I took the formula from Snowbum's page, figured out what the speed would be equal to at 3500 RPM, and then checked where the speedo read from there. After making...
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 127,409
Posted By Dave-d
I have an R90 with the S-11 sensor with the 34/11...

I have an R90 with the S-11 sensor with the 34/11 rear gears and I found that 1480 worked out within about 3 mph over my GPS at 65mph.

Dave
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-19-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 22,719
Posted By Dave-d
Well, we just got a new back tire for the hack...

Well, we just got a new back tire for the hack and would love to hit some dirt roads and see how much improvement there is, either day would work for us.

Dave
Forum: Hacks 09-05-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,048
Posted By Dave-d
I just got a hold of the Premier Tire in Denver...

I just got a hold of the Premier Tire in Denver and they actually had them in stock. The Vredesteins are ordered. Tires by Web were out of stock, at least that is what they told me on the...
Forum: Hacks 09-05-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,048
Posted By Dave-d
I have not been able to source the Vredestein...

I have not been able to source the Vredestein tires. If you know someone who has them in stock in that size, I would love to get in contact with them.

Thanks,
Dave
Forum: Hacks 09-05-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,048
Posted By Dave-d
In search of tires.....again.

I hate to bring this up again, I know this question is asked frequently, but the market changes quickly and I have run out of luck. I am looking for a tire for the back of my wife's bike. It is an...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-29-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19,282
Views: 983,651
Posted By Dave-d
Kel an I will be up there for the show. Kel's...

Kel an I will be up there for the show. Kel's bike is down while we are getting the back shock re-sprung, so we will be in the truck. That way we will also have room to haul back any new toys. ...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-01-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,254
Posted By Dave-d
A little bit of video from the tub......

Here is a bit of video that I shot from the tub. This was my first time shooting like this, so the camera tilts a bit here and there. I also killed the audio track because all you can really hear...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 127,409
Posted By Dave-d
Quick question on the S11 sensor

I just received the sensor, and I am about to order a speedo unit. The big thing I have noticed is that various sources list Acewell units that are compatible with the sensor (hall sensor). The...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-24-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 767
Posted By Dave-d
BMW RS/RT Fairing mount question

I am looking at putting a fairing on my R90. I am thinking about going to a Haberman Spitfire. The problem that I am running across is that I have a 74 R90 frame. That means that there are no...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-13-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,581
Posted By Dave-d
reserve mileage

I have the same tank, and I usually get to about 150 or so on mine too. If I stop and get gas right there it takes 4.5 gallons. If I ignore it, I get almost 100 more miles before I am dry.


Dave
Forum: Old's Cool 09-06-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,561
Posted By Dave-d
Good source of used airhead parts

If you don't mind used parts, Martindale Motorcycle Works just bought out Airhead Salvage. He has really good pricing and he is very good to work with.
...
Forum: Face plant 08-02-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 33,432
Posted By Dave-d
Arkansas grasshoppers suck.

The closest I have come to real injury from a bug was one of those huge grasshoppers in Arkansas. The little yellow bastard shot the gap between my chin bar and jacket collar and nailed me in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,798
Posted By Dave-d
The bike was a frankenbeemer when I got it. It...

The bike was a frankenbeemer when I got it. It had the 17mm master at that point. When I went to the dual disc, I just unplugged the other side and went from there.

My wife also has a 75 r90...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,798
Posted By Dave-d
I have a 74 r90, I definitely know what you are...

I have a 74 r90, I definitely know what you are talking about on the brakes. I put about 30,000 miles on mine before I did the dual disk conversion. What I noticed was that the brakes were not as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,475
Posted By Dave-d
Yeah, that would be nice. Some of those roads...

Yeah, that would be nice. Some of those roads are private and unmarked, though. Some are even driveways.

Dave
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,475
Posted By Dave-d
I have also noticed that in the Texas hill...

I have also noticed that in the Texas hill country those recommended speeds are not always based on the curve, but on the sight distance. There are a few curves out here that are gentle sweepers...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,246
Posted By Dave-d
Quick shot from one of the Twisted Sisters near Kerrville,TX

Here is a shot of me on my R90-ish on FM337 headed toward Leaky, TX.


http://images33.fotki.com/v1117/photos/2/260649/6300019/512010997-vi.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 10-15-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,167
Posted By Dave-d
I have put thousands of miles on a 74 BMW. Take...

I have put thousands of miles on a 74 BMW. Take a shop manual, a tool kit, and a cell phone. I ended up joining the AAA and signing up for the Premium RV service. It has benefits like long...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-15-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,847
Posted By Dave-d
Here are some shots of the kids. This one is my...

Here are some shots of the kids. This one is my 2006 Ural Retro Solo. Right about 25000km on the nasty beast. This is the one that gets me to work and back on a daily basis.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 39,195
Posted By Dave-d
Two times on the asphalt luge.....

So far I have only offed a couple times of note. The first time was one of those situations that I just should not have been in. I was in the left lane, a car was beside me in the right. we were...
Forum: Face plant 08-09-2008, 12:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,789
Posted By Dave-d
Only 2 get-offs. First was the standard noob...

Only 2 get-offs. First was the standard noob mistake, a car made an unannounced left turn, I used more front brakes than I really needed. Washed the front end and threw the bike down the road. ...
Forum: Face plant 08-08-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,099
Posted By Dave-d
Glad you walked away from this one. My wife just...

Glad you walked away from this one. My wife just pointed out your post and said "This is why you carry your SPOT".

I do most of my riding solo. After the long day across NM, without cell...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-19-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,109
Posted By Dave-d
I have a Ural Retro Solo and a BMW R90, and my...

I have a Ural Retro Solo and a BMW R90, and my wife rides an R90 with a Hack. Most of our friends don't like riding with us because of this question phenomenon. We tend to get bogged down with the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-18-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,585
Posted By Dave-d
Easy way to spot if this is a problem with the...

Easy way to spot if this is a problem with the timing advance is to let the engine rev. Once it has revved up, let the clutch out slowly to bog the engine. If the idle stays low for a bit, and then...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,168
Posted By Dave-d
I do my best to wave if it is safe to do so. I...

I do my best to wave if it is safe to do so. I enjoy seeing the variations on the return wave that I get. I have noticed that the Harley riders, if they wave at all, give the 2 fingers down so...
Forum: Face plant 06-02-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,871
Posted By Dave-d
After seeing everyone else admitting to some very...

After seeing everyone else admitting to some very interesting moments, I will admit the one moment that almost made me die of utter shame.....

I ride a Ural solo. I have been wanting a bike that...
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