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Forum: Parallel Universe Today, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By ericrat
Double check me cuz I'm PUI on tapatalk but, the...

Double check me cuz I'm PUI on tapatalk but, the enthusiast supports 10 bikes. Pro is unlimited bikes. No difference in features.

Its a $350 difference at initial purchase. There is a $400...
Forum: The Garage 05-15-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 468,350
Posted By ericrat
Very nice. Reminds of the now unavailable...

Very nice. Reminds of the now unavailable Wolfman racks. Looks like you bent that cold. Curious what is the wall thickness and is that a nut brazed onto the end with a bolt to compress the sand?
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By ericrat
This would vary state by state. Where I live in...

This would vary state by state. Where I live in Ohio there may be a law but I have never heard of any inspection or enforcement in recent history.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By ericrat
Auto or truck repair shop, or of course a machine...

Auto or truck repair shop, or of course a machine shop. Possibly even a larger car dealership, which being Switzerland, there should be plenty. I am sure if you ask a auto/truck mechanic they will...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-12-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By ericrat
A BMW dealer? Or Motobins,...

A BMW dealer? Or Motobins, https://www.motobins.co.uk/bmw-parts.php?model=F%20Series&bikeref=F800GS

You shouldn't have to, but I wouldn't have any problem straightening that sprocket in a...
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By ericrat
I was pretty sure it was an R50, I didn't peg the...

I was pretty sure it was an R50, I didn't peg the year.

Slash 2 are contagious, they are really cool motorcycles. Save yourself before you catch yet another motorcycle affliction. That one looks...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-24-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By ericrat
DID has a tool that will handle their chains,...

DID has a tool that will handle their chains, kind of pricey though. The Motion Pro tool is cheaper it looks like this add-on will do the smaller gauge chains...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,192
Posted By ericrat
You get used to it. I felt the same way for a...

You get used to it. I felt the same way for a while. Now they seem like the least amount of protection I want to wear. They do loosen up a little.

Pivot Pegz help. There are longer shift...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By ericrat
That is a great price. No, they are almost never...

That is a great price. No, they are almost never available at that price. This a rare opportunity in my experience.
Klim keeps very close tabs on pricing.

The new jackets are coming out in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 16,089
Posted By ericrat
I am familiar with the system and I am not aware...

I am familiar with the system and I am not aware of any method to disable the rear abs only.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By ericrat
I think you need a skid plate for even casual off...

I think you need a skid plate for even casual off pavement excursions. The oil filter is in a very exposed location as you point out. On a very easy off-pavement ride at the RA rally a couple of...
Forum: Airheads 03-18-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By ericrat
Off the top of my head, only crankshaft main...

Off the top of my head, only crankshaft main bearings and cylinder bore/piston clearance really need measurement past .01 mm. Look at the increments the main bearing shells are available in as a...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,058
Posted By ericrat
I would get that expensive Shorai out of the...

I would get that expensive Shorai out of the picture before you damage it. I understand they don't tolerate over charging well. I have had very good luck with their warranty service, so there is...
Forum: Airheads 03-14-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By ericrat
Stan at Rocky Point Cycles could probably set you...

Stan at Rocky Point Cycles could probably set you up with everything you need. http://www.rockypointcycle.com/c-bmw12_mikuni_carb_kits.html

No affiliation and I haven't done business with him,...
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By ericrat
You could order the BMW inner spacer and a...

You could order the BMW inner spacer and a selection of wedding band spacers. You can sand a larger wedding band spacer down to fine tune the fit.

Picture courtesy of Duane at w6rec.com
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Forum: Racing 03-03-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,085
Posted By ericrat
Consider taking a DirtWise class with Shane or...

Consider taking a DirtWise class with Shane or one of his instructors if you can spare the time and money.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-26-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4,271
Views: 254,465
Posted By ericrat
[/QUOTE] Jessie and I are going in to MMM. ...

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Jessie and I are going in to MMM. Riding down with some of the GS Giants folks and maybe a few others. Unless it is still snowing...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,374
Posted By ericrat
Simple

Well then that is easy, an R100RT. Simple.
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By ericrat
This is the method I prefer. Although it is...

This is the method I prefer. Although it is pretty funny when you accidentally blow the grip on the opposite side across the garage.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,973
Posted By ericrat
Parallel twins are a nice packaging for a...

Parallel twins are a nice packaging for a motorcycle engine, but they are difficult to balance. The F800 engines reciprocating balance weight is a very effective and innovative approach.

Have you...
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By ericrat
I can't think of a paint that would be more...

I can't think of a paint that would be more abrasion resistant than cadmium plating. Maybe, something epoxy based.

Any chance to replace the link with stainless?

Eric
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,798
Posted By ericrat
A charged battery has a high amount of lead salt...

A charged battery has a high amount of lead salt dissolved in the water, the more salt that is in the water, the less likely to freeze.

The battery isn't staying charged. Could be from infrequent...
Forum: Racing 02-19-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By ericrat
Salt

We went to Maxton and Bonneville in '08 and '09 with a '55 BMW R50.

http://ericrat.smugmug.com/photos/i-S6FZCd8/0/O/i-S6FZCd8.jpg
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Forum: The Garage 02-18-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 833
Posted By ericrat
There are a number of Real Time Location Systems...

There are a number of Real Time Location Systems that use RFID tags in conjunction with a sitewide wireless LAN solution to locate objects. I have done a small amount of work on the wireless side...
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,478
Posted By ericrat
http://www.mcmaster.com/#heat-shrink-tubing/=vxwp6...

http://www.mcmaster.com/#heat-shrink-tubing/=vxwp6d
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-15-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By ericrat
A 100 tire is nominally 3.9 inches wide. A 110...

A 100 tire is nominally 3.9 inches wide.
A 110 tire is nominally 4.3 inches wide.

The 100/90-19 has a diameter of 26.08 inches
The 110/80-19 has a diameter of 25.9 inches

That is such a small...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,681
Posted By ericrat
<snip> On much sportier bikes with clip...

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On much sportier bikes with clip on type bars an aggressive, forward lean is typical, even desirable. The way to cope with this is to support yourself with you core muscle and not lean...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,410
Posted By ericrat
I have a little bit of experience with all three,...

I have a little bit of experience with all three, but I think of soda blasting as the most mild. If walnut shells won't work, then I don't think soda will either.
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By ericrat
I agree with that. Email or call HDB, they will...

I agree with that. Email or call HDB, they will help you out.

Eric
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By ericrat
What chapter and "general area" of "The...

What chapter and "general area" of "The High-Speed Internal-Combustion Engine" are you referencing. Perhaps I could snap a pic or two of the those pages from the last revision of the book. I think...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,293
Posted By ericrat
GS Giants

The GS Giants group is meeting in Bighorn park prior to event for some GS riding leading up to the rally. See: http://www.gsgiants.com/the-gs-giant-2015/

They will also be publishing "Gypsy Tour"...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,769
Posted By ericrat
I think the K bike cylinder heads being on the...

I think the K bike cylinder heads being on the downward side clearly demonstrates that less thought goes into these things than we might think or wish.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-23-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,759
Posted By ericrat
I have an 800, my wife has a 700. Very, very...

I have an 800, my wife has a 700. Very, very occasionally she lets me ride it. I think the 700 is a great bike overall.

The 21 inch front wheel and increased ground clearance are the biggest...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 27,058
Views: 3,960,587
Posted By ericrat
Big Tank on Ebay

No affiliation what so ever, but I ran across this and thought someone might be interested. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-21-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,777
Posted By ericrat
This is a goofy way to show it, but you can see a...

This is a goofy way to show it, but you can see a picture of the connector under the seat here: http://burnsmoto.com/bmw-f800gs-abs-master-switch-connectors.php

You could test the rear sensor by...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-21-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,777
Posted By ericrat
The rear ABS sensor is $120 dollars in the USA,...

The rear ABS sensor is $120 dollars in the USA, it is listed at 39 Pounds at motobins.co.uk here: https://www.motobins.co.uk/bmw-parts.php?model=F%20Series&bikeref=F800GS
Forum: Racing 01-19-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 903,322
Posted By ericrat
Just saying

If you are able, it isn't too late to click THIS BUTTON (http://www.advrider.com/Donate/Donate.html) or THIS ONE ...
Forum: Racing 01-19-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 21,255
Posted By ericrat
I sure don't think so. Thanks to you, I am...

I sure don't think so. Thanks to you, I am proficient in VLC. The daily Eurosport updates twice a day in english are awesome. I record them for the Mrs. if she is working late. And snooker... ah...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 903,322
Posted By ericrat
:clap :clap:clap :clap:clap:clap :clap:clap...

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Never would I be so happy to be last.
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 903,322
Posted By ericrat
Interesting... ...

Interesting...

http://ericrat.smugmug.com/photos/i-2nnZj3Z/0/L/i-2nnZj3Z-L.png

66 total withdrawals so far. I think 161 total entries. 40% of the field is out so far.
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