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Forum: Hacks 12-12-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 74,472
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
If you're out of garage space now...

I'd hate to see that pretty K bike sit out in the snow so I'll be happy to store (and exercise) your hack'd GS!
Forum: Hacks 12-08-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 74,472
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Was gonna make tracks to Flatistan on wensday...

After my Teamster pension plan's retiree dinner. But with above freezing temps forecast for most of the days through xmas, I'm going to hang around a while. Still have to get down to Naples by the...
Forum: Hacks 12-08-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 74,472
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Going towards southern Illinois to pickup that outfit?

I'm buyin' Eldo Mike's Motorvation Formula down there, could give you a ride down if you're headed that way...
Forum: Hacks 11-28-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Before you throw it in the dumpster...

I'll be right over to pick it up!
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,945
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
The R100GS and PDs were big sellers...

Usually BMW's best selling model, in fact. So go ahead and ride it, as long as you don't total it out you're good!
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Going to Naples Tech Days?

If so, Roger has a press to take the clusters apart and even a lathe to cut the groove on your GS's driveshaft to install the missing circlip. There should also be several folks there with experience...
Forum: Hacks 10-31-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 74,472
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
And make our Naples airhead tech day while you're there...

Being as you've rebuilt an engine or three, you're an honorary airhead. Always the 2nd weekend of january, but seems to last all week.
Forum: Hacks 10-08-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,229
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Their state form violates ADA...

They can ask "Any changes that affect your ability to drive", in which case the answer might legitamately be no. So if you want to do an ADA complaint, you'd probably win.

From a practical point...
Forum: Hacks 10-08-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
I've got the 100,000+ mile Spyder....

It's been hitched to an R100GS and currently an R80ST and used to explore the gravel roads around my rural abode on frequent occasion. Ground clearance at around 8 inches has been more than...
Forum: Hacks 09-23-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 74,472
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
I did the Mo-Kan Guzzi Rally...

Had a great time, good food too!
Forum: Hacks 09-18-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 74,472
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Doin' any rallies this weekend?

Theres the Mo-Kan Guzzi rally in northwestern MO, and airhead campouts near Des Moines and at Wildcat Mountain, WI. Even though you ride an "oil head", as you've mucked about inside the engine I...
Forum: Hacks 09-09-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Already tried that...

Both 'hacks were mounted with less than one inch of toe and one half inch of lean out at the top of the tug's tires when loaded.
Forum: Hacks 09-08-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Car tire on 'hack speed up tug tire wear?

Just toasted another back tire in only 3k miles on the Quota that tugs the Motorvation F2. The F2 uses a 145-13 car tire, which I'm certain gives a bunch more grip than the 100/90-16 on my other...
Forum: Hacks 09-08-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 74,472
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Dakota Classic & Big Iron Farm show for a twofer...

Gonna be cold, but I'm going to the Dakota Classic this weekend. I usually arrive on thursday, a bunch of folks are already there then. On the way up I take in the Big Iron Farm Show in Fargo, hugest...
Forum: Hacks 09-08-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Thousand dollar tires...

Even garden variety 11-22.5 truck tires are around $500 apiece these days. Anything specialized and low volume like the tires on that straddle crane run in the thousands...
Forum: Hacks 08-23-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 74,472
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Dave was kind enough to let me monkey...

And after fixing three blowouts on the sidecar wheel, a couple broken springs, and welding the frame back together, we made it. We also broke a bridge, but the 'hack slid across the rest of the way,...
Forum: Hacks 08-21-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 74,472
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Anybody doin' the GS ride?

The F800S sucks on gravel, so I may be lookin' for a ride...
Forum: Hacks 08-20-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 74,472
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
What could go wrong?

They don't have a river and bridges in Galena...
Forum: Hacks 08-20-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 74,472
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
I'm goin' to Galena...

Gettin' a new tire on the F800S tomorrow, and I hear airhead guru Roger from Naples will be there.
Forum: Hacks 08-08-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 74,472
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Dang! Just Missed Ya!

Was in Worthington around noon thursday. Debated riding the 20 miles or so to Motorvation, but had just been there a week or so ago so figured I should leave them alone so they could get some work...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-26-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,173
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
MOA has priced themselves out of the market...

I'm 150 miles from the newest BMW dealership and the new BMWs are overpriced lemons, so no chance I'll ever by a BMW again. MOA magazine gives all of a couple pages to my airheads and even less to...
Forum: Hacks 07-21-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,225
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Jay's bits for the Quota working OK...

But they were a PIA to install!
Forum: Hacks 07-18-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 74,472
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
The high water probably saved us...

We sort of bobbed along like a big kayak, 'cept we instinctively leaned off to the right to keep the oilhead tug from sinking... Us. In fact, looked like the kayakers moved aside and cheered us as we...
Forum: Hacks 07-18-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,639
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Might be more practical to electrify the hack...

Couple years back I looked into powering the hack wheel so I could shut off the tug engine in parades, traffic, etc.. Using off the shelf motors, controllers, deep cycle batteries, etc. the parts...
Forum: Hacks 07-18-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 74,472
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
After that bath in the Turkey River...

Dave's rig is looking better than ever!
Forum: Hacks 07-17-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,639
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Capital costs for catenary too high...

The only electric bus systems in the U.S. are legacy systems where the cost of the overhead wires, etc. was amortized long ago. Railroads which have far greater power needs have tried...
Forum: Hacks 07-17-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,386
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
That a 15" motorcycle or car wheel?

15" motorcycle wheels are larger than 15" car wheels, so a car tire won't fit them. If you've got a 15" car wheel, you're good to go.
Forum: Hacks 07-12-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 74,472
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Pardon my slow reply, just got bailed out jail...

Dave let me pilot his hack back to the campground, or at least that was the plan. I'm not used to that fast steering and excess power, and now the historic opera hall has a new "drive through" where...
Forum: Hacks 07-11-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 74,472
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Forum: Hacks 07-11-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,225
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
No day passes, $70 in advance just to get in the gate...

Despite this year's MOA rally being less than 200 miles from my Buffalo Ridge hideout, I'm having trouble spending $70 for no food, camping in the middle of a city next to a railroad yard, etc.. But...
Forum: Hacks 07-08-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,639
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Might maybe increase the range...

You could put more batteries in a sidecar, but the sidecar would add extra weight and wind resistance that would drain the batteries faster. So if you doubled the battery capacity and added 50% more...
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Yup, checked for cracks...

I also replaced a dodgy PCV hose, but still getting oil in there.
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Thanks!

Guess I'll be ordering one soon.

Diana
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Anybody tried Siebenrock's Wet or Dry clutch?

I've got an R80ST with chronic clutch wetting problems... Has anybody tried the wet/dry clutch disc? How'd it work? TIA, Diana.
Forum: Face plant 12-13-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,974
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
F800S & ST have the same problem...

Never braked hard enough to have it happen to me, but on the F800S/ST forums several riders have complained of partial and even total loss of rear braking on "stutter bump" like surfaces.
Forum: Face plant 12-13-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,201
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Injury +9 days update...

Swelling has gone down quite a bit and function is improving- I'm getting comfortable gripping and lifting light stuff. More importantly, I can work the clutch of an airhead, though it hurts enough...
Forum: Face plant 12-09-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,201
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Wish it was that simple...

I went to urgent care, all they did was take x-rays, give me a splint, and refer me across the street to the hotshot specialist in his Taj Mahal surgery center. They don't set fractures around here,...
Forum: Face plant 12-09-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,201
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
5 days post injury, doin' OK

No bits o' bone stickin' out and a digits still working, though I don't push it.

Still haven't seen another Dr., and let me explain why... Orthopedic surgery is a boom business around here, and...
Forum: Face plant 12-08-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,201
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Hotshot Dr. was ready to milk it for all it's worth...

He's got his own clinic with operating room, MRI, PT, and even the street in front bears his name... I could see him maxxing out my out of pocket both this year and next. Par for the course in this...
Forum: Face plant 12-08-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,201
Posted By GearHeadGrrrl
Lot cheaper to try conservative treatment first...

I've got a $1000 deductable to pay before insurance kicks in and then I still have to pay at least 20% up to a $5000 out of pocket max. Reading up, average cost of the "surgery" "hotshot" Dr. wants...
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