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Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By dirtybike
I normally run BMW semi synthetic 15w-50, so the...

I normally run BMW semi synthetic 15w-50, so the oil should be the same.
My normal riding is compression braking, so nothing different.
I'm just planning to try the easiest, least down time...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-27-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 172,335
Posted By dirtybike
Ahhh. Mine came with a sheath. Worth checking...

Ahhh. Mine came with a sheath. Worth checking their website for replacements, though.
Thanks,
Dan
Forum: Road Warriors 06-27-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 172,335
Posted By dirtybike
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Same question! The handle strap is easy enough, but where do you find the head enclosure? Looks like a Gerber / Fiskars lightweight...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By dirtybike
Air box - Wish it was that. Not excessively wet....

Air box - Wish it was that. Not excessively wet. Pulled the right side air tube to throttle body (proper term escapes me). Dry.
Rear main - Wish it was that. Dealer replaced with the clutch & trans,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By dirtybike
The long story...

I left out the worst part. I had transmission/clutch problems in Florida this year. Made it home well enough. It was cold in March, and my one car garage was overcrowded with stuff. I brought the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By dirtybike
Question 1150GS - excessive oil consumption

My 1150GS went from what I consider to be normal oil consumption of about half a quart in 1000 miles, to half a quart in 200 miles.
Embarrassing, since most of the people that I ride with are on...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By dirtybike
This problem turned out to be a failed input...

This problem turned out to be a failed input shaft bearing.
Failed by 82k miles. I don't know how that happened. A bearing in 90w GL5 should last forever.
I neglected to describe all of the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-04-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 186
Posted By dirtybike
Americade Day Trip - Any Touring & ADV vendors?

I'm taking a day trip to Lake George for Americade from downstate. Figuring on taking a backroads type ride there and back. I'll stop in at Lake George Village for a look and maybe lunch.
Are there...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-31-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 28,487
Posted By dirtybike
Thanks, I hope to take this ride next year. I...

Thanks, I hope to take this ride next year. I like seeing a bit of "the real" Florida.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-28-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 28,487
Posted By dirtybike
The timing did not work out for me this year, and...

The timing did not work out for me this year, and I had Conti Trail Attacks on the bike, so I wasn't too sure about the sand anyway.
A question for next year:
I see in the photos that there were a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By dirtybike
Makes sense. Maybe it will be "only" the cost...

Makes sense.
Maybe it will be "only" the cost of the clutch pack and bolts. (and shaft seals).
Changed out the clutch in my R1100RS years ago. Think that it was pressure plate, friction plate,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By dirtybike
Thanks for thr replies. I figured that I had two...

Thanks for thr replies. I figured that I had two issues.
Clutch fluid is clean and at proper level.
Time to order parts.
BMW (Bring More Wampum) time!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By dirtybike
1150GS Clutch - worn and engagement moved.

While in Florida last week, my clutch started to fail.
I know that I need to replace the clutch. It slips at high speeds in high gear.
I rode the bike home to NY from FL.
The weird symptom is...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By dirtybike
Replaced mine last summer. Tabs broken. I don't...

Replaced mine last summer. Tabs broken. I don't weld, so took the easy route and ordered new. The new one has a design change at the tabs. I figure that BMW knew the problem and updated the part....
Forum: Trip Planning 02-05-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,723
Posted By dirtybike
Some kind of shelter and warmth would be a good...

Some kind of shelter and warmth would be a good idea. I did the opposite. I planned on camping part time, and ended up hoteling it every night. When I go next time, I'll pack a minimal camping...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By dirtybike
Took mine off a few months ago. The rearmost...

Took mine off a few months ago.
The rearmost screws are different. Longer ones are needed for the bars.
Fuel tank off to access the front bolts.

I kept the GSA Skid plate on the bike. If you...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-09-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,172
Posted By dirtybike
Weehauken

[QUOTE=lulo;25675477]Wehawken is better for ferry riders, free parking for ferry users,

The parking at Weehauken (Imperial?) wasn't free previously. You pay when you get your ferry ticket. Or...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 337
Posted By dirtybike
Question 1150GS - repair the beak

I disassembled the beak on my R1150GS today to replace the front fairing support. The mounting tabs have broken off.
But that's not the problem.
When removing the upper fender, I was loosening the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-24-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 17,603
Posted By dirtybike
Rvw

I'm thinking of signing up for the RVW 300. I see that they email the .gpx file on Thursday or Friday. Doesn't matter since I'll be on the road without a PC. Will I be able to get the .gpx file...
Forum: Alaska 09-18-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,102
Posted By dirtybike
I'm not feeling very manly here, but I never did...

I'm not feeling very manly here, but I never did learn to weld.
When I bring it to a welder to have it repaired:
- What type of weld?
- Would any professional welder know what you mean by...
Forum: Alaska 09-18-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,102
Posted By dirtybike
Just over 75k mi. They've probably been...

Just over 75k mi.

They've probably been cracked or broken for a few thousand.
Forum: Alaska 09-17-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,102
Posted By dirtybike
Thanks for posting this!

Thanks for posting this. I've been noticing a bouncy low beam for a while. Seems like the entire instrument cluster flexes. So I tighten every fastener that I can see, and it eases up on the bouncing...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By dirtybike
Normally, I can push the first bead on to the rim...

Normally, I can push the first bead on to the rim by hand. Lubed, of couse. Not these. I had to lever them on.
I had to over-pressure the tires to get them over the safety bead. No way I could ride...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By dirtybike
Question Tourance mounting difficult?

I've been using Metzeler Tourance most of the time on my 1150GS. I think that all of the previous Tourances that I've run were made in Germany. The pair that I mounted yesterday were made in China....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-04-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,775
Posted By dirtybike
I'm a paper map guy myself, and a GPS holdout....

I'm a paper map guy myself, and a GPS holdout. Found this one used and cheap so I could follow the route in the Pine Barrens 300 last November. I plan to try the Trans Mass Trail using it as a guide....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-03-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,775
Posted By dirtybike
Hope that it's not rude to ask, but is there a...

Hope that it's not rude to ask, but is there a .gpx file available for the 2nd and 3rd leg? I'll be riding up to Laconia with some friends, and I usually like to break off from the Harley crowd and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9,340
Views: 2,028,292
Posted By dirtybike
Justarida's XR400

Justarida, A couple of questions.
1- How do the mirrors fit outside of the handguards? Some extra stubs?
2 - Is the headlight DOT? Low beam shaped to not bother oncoming traffic?
Looks like a...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By dirtybike
I'm thinking that you get about half as many...

I'm thinking that you get about half as many miles out of your tires as I do. You'll be on a highway trip this time, though, so you may get better mileage. Anyway, I'll bet that the Heidenau K60 rear...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By dirtybike
July 2011 I had a pair of Heidenau K60's mounted...

July 2011 I had a pair of Heidenau K60's mounted at Adventure Cycleworks in Fairbanks. I had over 12,000 miles on them before I changed them out before a 3,000 mile trip. The front had plenty of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-17-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,672
Posted By dirtybike
Motorcycle parking?

Is there any motorcycle parking area? It would be nice if it was discount or free, but after what I paid for tickets, I doubt it!

I have a ticket in the flea market if anybody interested. My...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,687
Posted By dirtybike
Roadgear TDF +1

http://roadgear.com/tierra-fuego-pantsoverpants-p-124.html

I've been using these for a few years. Everybody is right. When it is hot, they don't flow air through. What I do is open the leg zipper...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-28-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,366
Posted By dirtybike
Jumping on this thread

Hope that you don't mind my tagging on to this thread...
Seems like a good bit of knowledge though.
I was thinking about staying a couple of nights at the campground at Pennekamp State park as a...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By dirtybike
If your other offers don't work out, pm me. I...

If your other offers don't work out, pm me.
I have a shaft that I replaced from my '74 R90/6. I removed it probably 20-25 years ago, and it had been in my garage, then sheds, than last summer, I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-19-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 44,957
Posted By dirtybike
Knobbies?

I'm hoping that a fresh pair of TKC-80's (50/50) on my R1150GS will do the trick. Do you require anything knobblier than that? Just avoid the hero sections?
Forum: Americas 10-18-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,465
Posted By dirtybike
Rode NYS to Glacier NP, then north along the...

Rode NYS to Glacier NP, then north along the rockies until catching the Alcan to Alaska two years ago. Hotel'd it the whole way. Figure in Canada, you'll average about $100 - $130 per night for a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,653
Posted By dirtybike
Laugh And ask someone to hold your beer...

And ask someone to hold your beer...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-10-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By dirtybike
I remember a post about using a GPS on an Alaska...

I remember a post about using a GPS on an Alaska trip...
Something like: "..There's only about four roads there. If you need a GPS..."

Seriously though, I'm considering a GPS for following...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-24-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By dirtybike
Cool, as long as there are some legal roads or...

Cool, as long as there are some legal roads or areas, all I'll need to do is find a ranger station. Looks like Brendan Byrne S.F. is closer to me, so I'll give it a shot.

Thanks
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-23-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By dirtybike
Question Legal Sand roads in NJ?

Within the next few weeks, I'll be mounting my first pair of TKC-80's on my R1150GS. Previously, I have been using mostly Tourance, except for one set of Heidenau K60's on an Alaska trip.
I tried...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-07-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 20,885
Posted By dirtybike
PM replied

I won't be leaving from NY until Monday. It's going to be a short vacation for me, so I think that I'll be checking out the central / northern region, then the races at Daytona. I'm not planning...
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