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Forum: Racing 01-23-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,885
Posted By darrendeep6
RawHyde Adventures

If you're looking for a fully supported tour, RawHyde Adventures does Dakar tours. They provide a BMW GS and they have a support vehicle with a medic on staff. All lodging is pre-arranged. I think...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 48,533
Posted By darrendeep6
DOT race tires are slicks with grooves. They are...

DOT race tires are slicks with grooves. They are also used as intermediate rain tires. Depending on the class you are racing will determine the tires you will run. I know some people that buy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 48,533
Posted By darrendeep6
Just my first hand experience racing WERA and...

Just my first hand experience racing WERA and using at least two (2) rear tires and one (1) front every weekend. It was common practice that race control would let a rider with new tires enter the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,904
Posted By darrendeep6
I have traveled to RMNP is Estes a couple times...

I have traveled to RMNP is Estes a couple times and camped at Longs campground above 7000ft. A couple mornings the bike acted like it didn't want to start like you describe(cold/high altitude). I...
Forum: Racing 12-30-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By darrendeep6
Thank you for sharing. If you make another...

Thank you for sharing. If you make another attempt what would you do differently to prepare if anything?
Forum: Racing 12-21-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,441
Posted By darrendeep6
Very cool write up. I spent the better part of...

Very cool write up. I spent the better part of this year competing in AMA District 14 enduro, hare scrambles and family enduro series, so I know first hand what you've been going through. Michigan...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-10-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,596
Posted By darrendeep6
ABS sux

You ever been on a gravel strewn steep downhill two-track when you forget to turn it off? Feck me :huh when I saw 990 Adv Bajas didn't have it, sold. If you plan on riding more street then maybe,...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By darrendeep6
They started with Showa and switched in '10 to WP...

They started with Showa and switched in '10 to WP to address reliability issues. My buddy has had both and blown both and he's not a big huckster either.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 338,438
Posted By darrendeep6
In general terms, you can go one (1) spring rate...

In general terms, you can go one (1) spring rate up or down before a revalve is required. So if the rider requires only one spring sizes to address his sag/preload issues then the standard valving...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,503
Posted By darrendeep6
There are countless reports of Ohlins failures on...

There are countless reports of Ohlins failures on big adventure bikes. I like Ohlins components on my race bikes, but they receive regular maintenance and don't get nearly the abuse they would get...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-28-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,299
Posted By darrendeep6
I believe he was referring to the relocation...

I believe he was referring to the relocation bracket. Once you start bending them they get weaker.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-28-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,299
Posted By darrendeep6
Wanker :D

Wanker :D
Forum: Orange Crush 11-28-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,688
Posted By darrendeep6
I agree with your sentiment about increased...

I agree with your sentiment about increased service intervals when riding in the dirt. I think the issue is the dirt is bypassing the filter. A lack of maintenance would clog filters and cause poor...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,937
Posted By darrendeep6
That's funny, Shell gas is recommended by BMW(Top...

That's funny, Shell gas is recommended by BMW(Top Tier fuel). When my K1300 developed an ethanol sensitivity they told me to use Shell :deal
Forum: Orange Crush 11-27-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,688
Posted By darrendeep6
Looks like KTM has taken some lessons from BMWs...

Looks like KTM has taken some lessons from BMWs BETA program. This sux, this is exactly why I bought the last model year 990. I'm certain it will get sorted out, issues like this usually do. It's...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-13-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,567,327
Posted By darrendeep6
Agreed!

Agreed!
Forum: Orange Crush 11-13-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,567,327
Posted By darrendeep6
I ride with hard boxes. I've worked with a lot of...

I ride with hard boxes. I've worked with a lot of new riders and the overwhelming impulse is to pack too much gear. The side panniers get full first then the gear gets piled up on top of the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 447,036
Posted By darrendeep6
That is nice. It's also comforting to see TT...

That is nice. It's also comforting to see TT come out with plug and play ESA suspension components. It will make it a lot easier for folks to upgrade their OEM suspension or replace their failed...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-13-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,567,327
Posted By darrendeep6
A top box with the addition of a huge gear bag...

A top box with the addition of a huge gear bag and panniers are usually indicators of inexperience in loading a big adventure bike for any significant off road adventure. I also said YMMV. So if...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-13-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,567,327
Posted By darrendeep6
Um, the bike pictured has just about every bag or...

Um, the bike pictured has just about every bag or box an individual can put on a bike. Usually that means the individual is in store for a suffer fest in any significant off-road adventure. Unless...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,402
Posted By darrendeep6
It's not ADVrider. It's just Gspot :ken

It's not ADVrider. It's just Gspot :ken
Forum: Orange Crush 10-31-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,827
Posted By darrendeep6
New 990 owner and I'm going to sort the...

New 990 owner and I'm going to sort the suspension before I throw a damper at it too.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-31-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 34,240
Posted By darrendeep6
Oil coming out of your breather isn't really a...

Oil coming out of your breather isn't really a sign of anything. The breather let's pressure that builds in the crankcase equalize. If you didn't have a breather your crankcase would pressurize and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,589
Posted By darrendeep6
Holy necropost :D

Holy necropost :D
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,353
Posted By darrendeep6
Motorcycle Larry has counterfeited Verholen...

Motorcycle Larry has counterfeited Verholen risers and their finished product has tool marks all over them. He's a genuine a-hole to deal with too. He used Verholen press material in his eBay ads. ...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-29-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,541
Posted By darrendeep6
Rawhyde

Rawhyde provides great training and this one day seminar is a great opportunity to learn how to properly ride the GS off-road. This is a great chance at some free training.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,576
Posted By darrendeep6
Generally you can go up or down one spring rate...

Generally you can go up or down one spring rate before a revalve is required. Since you can't do that on the OEM stuff, you could potentially overwhelm stock valving by just adding bigger springs.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By darrendeep6
The cheapest thing on any BMW is the rider :D

The cheapest thing on any BMW is the rider :D
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,219
Posted By darrendeep6
Werd :D

Werd :D
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,219
Posted By darrendeep6
In between the lower windscreen mount. Velcro, no...

In between the lower windscreen mount. Velcro, no reception problems.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,374
Posted By darrendeep6
Yes they do, I was referring to the most common...

Yes they do, I was referring to the most common one without the remote per-load adjuster. I suspect he is making the wrong adjustments. Until he chimes in its all speculation at this point.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,374
Posted By darrendeep6
Yes, it is you. Lol, I couldn't resist. The...

Yes, it is you. Lol, I couldn't resist. The compression and rebound adjusters are knobs, the preload adjuster is a threaded collar around the spring. Compression and rebound don't have any...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,697
Posted By darrendeep6
A better variation of that theme is trash...

A better variation of that theme is trash compactor bags. They're smaller and more durable. My bags have remained dry, I don't know how as the lids have very little tension when you latch them. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,783
Posted By darrendeep6
BMW Adventure cases

BMW Adventure cases
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,783
Posted By darrendeep6
Generally just adding an exhaust without...

Generally just adding an exhaust without addressing fueling will basically move the dips in the rev band up 1500rpm. So if you have a noticeable dip like I do at 4500rpm and add a full exhaust that...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By darrendeep6
No direct effect on fuel map

No direct effect on fuel map
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 31,696
Posted By darrendeep6
Any handling differences as you have changed the...

Any handling differences as you have changed the geometry of the bike? I was thinking of doing a 21 front but there isn't any way of compensating for it.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,775
Posted By darrendeep6
First time it was with 15 miles on the ODO in...

First time it was with 15 miles on the ODO in front of grandma. Now, it's been down frequently. They crash quite well :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,215
Posted By darrendeep6
I give you mad props for riding your GS on single...

I give you mad props for riding your GS on single track. I'm not that brave/stupid :D. I have a single track specific ride. Very cool.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,058
Posted By darrendeep6
Oh yes you can on a '09. I got .33 of a gallon...

Oh yes you can on a '09. I got .33 of a gallon in there before I realized it. I topped it off with gas and drove off, no problems.
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