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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-10-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By FKNBUM
You probably don't want to hear this but I just...

You probably don't want to hear this but I just purchased the last 2 sets in AK. They might have some at Autozone ( I covered Shucks, NAPA, and the dealer. If the 800 uses the same dust covers as the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,217
Posted By FKNBUM
Hard to kill?

So, what is the largest that will fit an 1150? I have a PC680 now. Where do you find dimensions (vs. entering your make and model)?
Found the lights on my GF's 650 had been on for a day or so in...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,470
Posted By FKNBUM
Wrong Speed Bleader for clutch?

Based on Voltare's solution of removing the OEM check valve altogether and installed Speed Bleeder #12709. It only threads in part way and won't release any fluid when backed off 1/2 turn. Never had...
Forum: Alaska 05-09-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,015
Posted By FKNBUM
I spoke with Scott Willis, Operations Manager, at...

I spoke with Scott Willis, Operations Manager, at EasyPark a few days ago. While it is still illegal to park more than 1 vehicle per space, they will not be enforcing that segment of the code this...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By FKNBUM
Searched again on canister. I will try...

Searched again on canister. I will try disconnecting it tomorrow.
Forum: Alaska 04-28-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,015
Posted By FKNBUM
Illegal to park more than 1 bike per meter

I found out it is illegal to park more than one motor vehicle per spot downtown by an Anchorage EASYPARK leo. It is "clearly stated in Section 9" of the muni codes. I can't find it.
If someone...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By FKNBUM
Cuts out when lifted off kickstand

To summarize:
1 stick coil replaced = much better performance
2nd stick coil replaced (it went bad about 3 months later)
checked valves (nice no adj needed)
synced TB's (they were WAY off) never...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-04-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,915
Posted By FKNBUM
Bmw k100

I'm sure someone will chime in about clutch splines, or overheating on the RT's, or the 42mpg, but as close to zero maintenance as they come. The one with apx 100k mi. has had a fuel pump replaced...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,110
Posted By FKNBUM
Hey I also have a spare bearing and boot (if you...

Hey I also have a spare bearing and boot (if you rip it) here in ANC. FBX is the nearest but Mike @ The Abby is another option. Good onya for stocking these Brendon. I wish your predecessor would...
Forum: Alaska 06-02-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,328
Posted By FKNBUM
No gas in Chitina. Confirmed

Guess I should have checked in here before heading out this weekend.
The gas in Kenny Lake should be a bit more reliable in the near future, and they plan to be open from 8am-10pm in another...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-12-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,458
Posted By FKNBUM
May have been the ride to WY and back (K100RT...

May have been the ride to WY and back (K100RT 5000mi?) or a ride from AZ to Guatemala and back (GS 5500mi). Can't be certain. All of my rides have been on BMW bikes with their intermittent spedo/odo,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,049
Posted By FKNBUM
Location, the finest accessory

When I purchased my current bike (2004 GS) the Jesse bags were a major selling point. It's pretty hard to commit to a fly 'n' ride for a bike with no luggage. These are the kind of bike where many of...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 11-13-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,306,579
Posted By FKNBUM
What next, debunking the Chupacabra?

Made my first trip to MX in 2001. While I was sitting on the sidewalk in Poza Rica checking my tires, and figuring out why I thought riding to MX was a good idea, a couple recommend some ruins south...
Forum: Americas 07-12-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,894
Posted By FKNBUM
I don't feel like I've really visited an area...

I don't feel like I've really visited an area unless I know how it "feels" when I wake up. Cool foggy mornings that are amazingly quiet. The sound of elk in the rut, and wind on the tent. It just...
Forum: Alaska 06-09-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 192,867
Posted By FKNBUM
Pre '04 1150 gs alternator belt

Have 2 Conti-V multirib alternator belts (611 ELAST) for $10 ea. I usually order the correct belt but this year I figured I would try somthing different. Andy 250-5943
Forum: Old's Cool 04-19-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,393
Posted By FKNBUM
This really wouldn't be an issue if it didn't...

This really wouldn't be an issue if it didn't smell so bad. The amount of gas fumes in the garage borders on explosive. I could simply drain the tank but then it's never ridden. Pulling all fuel...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,393
Posted By FKNBUM
When do you put a trusted steed "out to pasture"

I have an 1985 K100RT with about 100,000 mi (BMW spedo, odo). It's been the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. More reliable a lower maintenance than the Accord or Tacoma. In 70,000 mi I have...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-17-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,157
Posted By FKNBUM
I've always wondered if abraision (heat) alters...

I've always wondered if abraision (heat) alters how we react in a crash? Sliding is generally less damaging than rolling/tumbling/pitch polling down the road. If someone gives you a 'hot seat'...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By FKNBUM
Thanks for the quick reply Jim. The rear has a...

Thanks for the quick reply Jim. The rear has a pin but the front is threaded. It also has a circlip so I feel OK with "good and snug" (maybe 15NM).

I have the 1100/1150 DVD, is there another...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By FKNBUM
Brake fluid level on 04

The photo in HOW shows 3 measuring points, on my 04GS 1150 I have a white bar running through the center. When I pulled the wood blocks I had fluid to the top. After replacing the pads (pretty fresh)...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,241
Posted By FKNBUM
At about 6'4" and 165 (with a full belly) I too,...

At about 6'4" and 165 (with a full belly) I too, feel your pain. The custom stitch of my Dad's fit awesome, till it was stolen. Had pretty good luck with a FirstGear and really like the Scorpion. I...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-03-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,256
Posted By FKNBUM
There is similar thread around here somewhere,...

There is similar thread around here somewhere, but since it suddenly seems relevant, I will repost. I think being skinny and homely has allowed me more free time. Spend it working, saving, and riding...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,440
Posted By FKNBUM
Seized shock bolt on 2004

Sorry for the hijack, but this is the only current Ohlins thread. I am currntly pulling my Ohlins and reinstalling the stockers while they are in for their 15-20k rebuild/ seep fix.

The rear...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,345
Posted By FKNBUM
The earlier post by L.B.S. pretty much sums up my...

The earlier post by L.B.S. pretty much sums up my experiences. He faied to mention however, the coldest part of the ride is often imediately after the rain stops. You are then riding in a 50lb...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 89,141
Posted By FKNBUM
Jacket Make: Scorpion Model:...

Jacket


Make: Scorpion
Model: Commander (XL tall)
Sizes: see website (have talls in most)
Me: 6'4" 170lb (super skinny and lanky) 34x36 Levi's/Carharts
Mods: just added a few inches of...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 25,210
Posted By FKNBUM
The last two have been Arai's. An Astral, and...

The last two have been Arai's. An Astral, and recently, a Vector, which is technically the gf's. Like others have stated they fit well, and are well constructed. The Shoei, was equally well put...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-21-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 84,379
Posted By FKNBUM
Despite being the most reliable vehicle I have...

Despite being the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned, vaporlock at temps above 75 F keep me from riding the 1985 K100RT much anymore.

The stupidly tall 1st gear on the 1150GS, being able to...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-18-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 69,491
Posted By FKNBUM
Being ugly isn't everything, but it helps

I have had jobs which provided me with 4-8 weeks vacation. I made 2 month long trips during this period.

I have saved and quit my job to take a long (6 week) trip, which I easily could have...
Forum: Alaska 10-03-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,661
Posted By FKNBUM
Lane Sharing in AK

Had 2 instances earlier this Summer where oncoming traffic "shared" lanes while passing on the pennisula, and another near Copper Center involving a motorcyclist. The motorcyclists signaled, stayed...
Forum: Alaska 07-10-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,615
Posted By FKNBUM
Sorry to about the bikes, looks like you have...

Sorry to about the bikes, looks like you have things covered though. If you need a hand with anything else (storage here or in Homer), a place to crash, whatever, feel free to call. Wish I would have...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-05-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,702
Posted By FKNBUM
Location, location, location

As others have already mentioned, pick a safe, CLEAN, visible site. If you feel wrong, like something is watching you, well, something probably is. Can you hear, or is the stream/road close enough to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,458
Posted By FKNBUM
When they start leaking?

My front just started leaking (2yrs/20,000mi) on the 04' Adventure. Not heavy use or hard hits, but quite a bit of heavy frost heaves, washboard, and potholes.

I feel like the springs were too...
Forum: Latin America 04-23-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,702
Posted By FKNBUM
Thanks for the quick reply. Unless there is a way...

Thanks for the quick reply. Unless there is a way to link the two passport #'s there is no problem.

And if there is a problem, well, i guess I'll deal with it at the border this winter.
Forum: Latin America 04-23-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,702
Posted By FKNBUM
"Fix" the problem or ignore it?

I failed to sign out an '85 K 100 in 2002. I returned in 2004 on an old GS which I had stamped out. Never rang any bells, but, I have heard the database is probably updated by now.

In 2006 I had...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By FKNBUM
Scarrrry shit!

I like to run Tourances or Anakees on my KRT and both GS's, however, there is no 100/90 18 in either tire. I have run quite a few combinations, but never kept track of what works.

A few years...
Forum: Alaska 05-13-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 192,867
Posted By FKNBUM
WTB: Peg lowering kit for R1150GS

Long shot on short notice (heading to Homer tomorrow), need to lower passenger pegs on the GS for a long legged pillion. Thanks, Andy 250-5943
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-06-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,729
Posted By FKNBUM
And 2-up no less

My first trip to MX was on a 1985 K100RT. As you have stated bulit proof, the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. In over 100,000 mi. I have never had a passenger.

How does the bike handle...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By FKNBUM
Thanks, after staring at the problem far longer...

Thanks, after staring at the problem far longer than necessary I came to the same solution. It had a lot of rust. Coverred it thoroghly with copper anti-sieze (the only grease-like substance...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By FKNBUM
Stuck wheel axle

It seems to rotate freely in both fork legs. When attempting to pull the axle there is no movement on the spacer bushing side. I believe it is either bound in the wheel, or to the bushing/spacer. Was...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-25-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,954
Posted By FKNBUM
Great til' they break

As everyone else has stated, the centerstand is pretty damn nice for a multitude of reasons. They are not infallible though, I have had two break. It is always the arm opposite the rider, and there...
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