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Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I still swear by the aerostitch ropers with a...

I still swear by the aerostitch ropers with a squeegee in the thumb. Its the most affordable item in the book and they rock
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 34,357
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Well, I'll pick this one. i admit to not being...

Well, I'll pick this one. i admit to not being perfect... So ABS is great, so is ASC.

1. My first bike with ABS was my 2004 BMW. Not 5 miles out of the showroom, I had to do it... I just...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 70,860
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
The wheel flange recall was reported this week.

The wheel flange recall was reported this week.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,712
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
part is being recalled this week guys

part is being recalled this week guys
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 70,860
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I almost hate to join in but be super careful...

I almost hate to join in but be super careful with torqueing the wheel to spec. Als.
o BMW will replace these for free
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Just use what's on the shelf. I get whole tune...

Just use what's on the shelf. I get whole tune up kits from Beemerboneyard cheap. Comes with filters and all mod cons.

Just a note. STay on top of these. I went 20,000 miles and just checked...
Forum: Hacks 12-03-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,702
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Ural does so much for me. Ridden within the...

Ural does so much for me. Ridden within the limits of the machine mine have treated me well. No other bike feels like what it felt like to ride a bike "back in the day" like a Ural. I love riding...
Forum: Hacks 12-03-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I enjoyed my 650. I wouldn't buy one with a mind...

I enjoyed my 650. I wouldn't buy one with a mind on upgrading, nor would I pay $3500 for one. But they are OK for 45 mph tooling around and they are very fun.
Forum: Hacks 10-02-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 575,283
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Even for solo jaunts, I often stroll by my own...

Even for solo jaunts, I often stroll by my own German, touratech catalogue dumped upside down on it uberbike and Fire up the URAL. The 2000 mile ride on its summer really cemented my love for this...
Forum: Hacks 10-02-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,341
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Not at all. I've had a lot of those options. ...

Not at all. I've had a lot of those options. The weak part of most sidecar rigs is the lack of a leading link and appropriate gearing. The cheap conversions have weak suspensions and poor hack...
Forum: Hacks 10-02-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,463
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I think I would do an R1150GSA, with a really...

I think I would do an R1150GSA, with a really good subframe and a leading link, then I would take a Ural Chair and beef up the tires and shocks. For ultimate, that's what I would do.
Forum: Hacks 10-02-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I live in Cleveland and ride a Ural (2012). ...

I live in Cleveland and ride a Ural (2012).

some folks are shying away from this, but since I used to be I'll say it. you are a very big dude. A Ural, especially an older one, simply won't do. ...
Forum: Hacks 10-02-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,341
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
My 2012 has way outperformed expectations. As...

My 2012 has way outperformed expectations. As others have stated, context. The Ural is what it is and what it is is a motorcycle designed to be maintained by someone with a slight amount of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,343
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Got mine too, lifetime warranty.

Got mine too, lifetime warranty.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,304
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I did, new is nice, I have an 08. Its nimble and...

I did, new is nice, I have an 08. Its nimble and more fin to ride and does all the same stuff.
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,166
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
They're just such different bikes. I love them...

They're just such different bikes. I love them both for the purposes they were designed. I would use one as an enduro, Id use the other one on any road surface. Which do you need? I would love a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,416
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Not recent... But my HT are built like a tank and...

Not recent... But my HT are built like a tank and 6 years old. Good to go.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,859
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I wouldnt worry about it. Its a cager.

I wouldnt worry about it. Its a cager.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,326
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I have an 08. Several recalls, had to have a...

I have an 08. Several recalls, had to have a warranty final drive seal, tuning and tires. 50000 miles and like the others, the bike has been flawless
Forum: Hacks 07-24-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 575,283
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Once the wheel was torqued appropriately, no more...

Once the wheel was torqued appropriately, no more problem. However, Im certainly glad Ural agreed with you. :-) and replaced the whole wheel and assembly
Forum: Hacks 07-24-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 575,283
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
You havent been to a. Harley dealer lately... I...

You havent been to a. Harley dealer lately... I have no idea of what Harley would charge you for a bike with a leading link, sachs shocks and a sidecar. Alls I know is that it would cost more than...
Forum: Hacks 07-24-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 575,283
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Its always interesting, different experiences,...

Its always interesting, different experiences, different people. My Ural was assembled incorrectly and the chair wheel was loose. I really didnt notice it until the first service. I completed...
Forum: Hacks 07-21-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 575,283
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I ride mine hard, sos I can break stuff under...

I ride mine hard, sos I can break stuff under warranty.
Forum: Hacks 07-21-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 575,283
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Sisterville ferry at the bottom of OH 800. Part...

Sisterville ferry at the bottom of OH 800. Part of a route south I learned here on ADVrider. Came in handy with a bike that doesnt do freeways.
Forum: Hacks 07-20-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 575,283
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/21/adunu4yg.jpghow...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/21/adunu4yg.jpghow did I make it without sucking a valve.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,002
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Worse yet, I have 50000 trouble free miles on my...

Worse yet, I have 50000 trouble free miles on my GS.... Its like I made a deal with Satan... And I just took a 1700 mile trip on my Ural, and it didnt break either.
Forum: Hacks 07-05-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 575,283
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Don't buy one of these pieces of garbage and ride...

Don't buy one of these pieces of garbage and ride it 2000 miles in 5 days... You'll have too much fun and have father daughter moments in pretty...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,669
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
It doesnt bother me and in an actuarial sense its...

It doesnt bother me and in an actuarial sense its true. If you ride far enough you will crash. Now, the thing is i dont believe thats the worst thing in the universe. Ive ridden until I crashed...
Forum: Hacks 05-14-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 575,283
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I hate to feed the troll , too but this is...

I hate to feed the troll , too but this is absolutely true. My first rig was a BMW R75/6... the best motorcycle ever built, but the velorex chair was a suckasaurus and it didnt have a leading link....
Forum: Hacks 03-17-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,475
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
There we go, thanks. That will get them clean,...

There we go, thanks. That will get them clean, which is the goal.
Forum: Hacks 03-14-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,475
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I like simichrome but its a spot polish. Now I...

I like simichrome but its a spot polish. Now I know they're stainless I'm just going to steel wool it

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Forum: Hacks 03-14-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,475
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
My Ural looks very nice. The new one leaks not a...

My Ural looks very nice. The new one leaks not a drop of anything and I wash off mud with a hose and s100 and a leaf blower.

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Forum: Hacks 03-14-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,475
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Sorry, no more, its a 2012. I havent changed my...

Sorry, no more, its a 2012. I havent changed my profile
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/14/aryme9uj.jpg
Forum: Hacks 03-14-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,475
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I like the look of stainless exhaust. Im not...

I like the look of stainless exhaust. Im not looking for shine, Ive ridden beemers my whole life :-). But I need to clean them thoroughly or they 'll rust.
Forum: Hacks 03-13-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,475
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Actually guys I've punished the bike all winter. ...

Actually guys I've punished the bike all winter. So I ride it for intended purpose. Doesn't mean I'm not going to clean it up every spring. I think I'll break out the stainless wheel cleaner and...
Forum: Hacks 03-06-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,475
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
OK, now for the stupidest ural question ever

1. First the good news. My new ural runs great. It always seems to vent a bit of final drive fluid... But whatcha gonna do. Its held up good through the Ohio winter. The sidecar is getting a...
Forum: Hacks 01-18-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,400
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Yes, bundled in ski gear, a heated jacket and...

Yes, bundled in ski gear, a heated jacket and over jacket and scarf!
Forum: Hacks 01-17-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,400
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Cuz now i ride non...

Cuz now i ride non stophttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/18/ebenudyj.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-17-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 847,371
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/18/ynybamum.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/18/ynybamum.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/18/uberu2a3.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/18/uqyvegeh.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 22,223
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I do my own maintenance. i can tell you from...

I do my own maintenance. i can tell you from experience, that working on all my GSes has been easier than the work on my hondas, Suzukis, triumphs, KTMs, Yamahas, kawasakis, harley Davidsons.... I...
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