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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-28-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 22,889
Posted By dirtybike
The timing did not work out for me this year, and...

The timing did not work out for me this year, and I had Conti Trail Attacks on the bike, so I wasn't too sure about the sand anyway.
A question for next year:
I see in the photos that there were a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By dirtybike
Makes sense. Maybe it will be "only" the cost...

Makes sense.
Maybe it will be "only" the cost of the clutch pack and bolts. (and shaft seals).
Changed out the clutch in my R1100RS years ago. Think that it was pressure plate, friction plate,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By dirtybike
Thanks for thr replies. I figured that I had two...

Thanks for thr replies. I figured that I had two issues.
Clutch fluid is clean and at proper level.
Time to order parts.
BMW (Bring More Wampum) time!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By dirtybike
1150GS Clutch - worn and engagement moved.

While in Florida last week, my clutch started to fail.
I know that I need to replace the clutch. It slips at high speeds in high gear.
I rode the bike home to NY from FL.
The weird symptom is...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By dirtybike
Replaced mine last summer. Tabs broken. I don't...

Replaced mine last summer. Tabs broken. I don't weld, so took the easy route and ordered new. The new one has a design change at the tabs. I figure that BMW knew the problem and updated the part....
Forum: Trip Planning 02-05-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,151
Posted By dirtybike
Some kind of shelter and warmth would be a good...

Some kind of shelter and warmth would be a good idea. I did the opposite. I planned on camping part time, and ended up hoteling it every night. When I go next time, I'll pack a minimal camping...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By dirtybike
Took mine off a few months ago. The rearmost...

Took mine off a few months ago.
The rearmost screws are different. Longer ones are needed for the bars.
Fuel tank off to access the front bolts.

I kept the GSA Skid plate on the bike. If you...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-09-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By dirtybike
Weehauken

[QUOTE=lulo;25675477]Wehawken is better for ferry riders, free parking for ferry users,

The parking at Weehauken (Imperial?) wasn't free previously. You pay when you get your ferry ticket. Or...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 300
Posted By dirtybike
Question 1150GS - repair the beak

I disassembled the beak on my R1150GS today to replace the front fairing support. The mounting tabs have broken off.
But that's not the problem.
When removing the upper fender, I was loosening the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-24-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 15,811
Posted By dirtybike
Rvw

I'm thinking of signing up for the RVW 300. I see that they email the .gpx file on Thursday or Friday. Doesn't matter since I'll be on the road without a PC. Will I be able to get the .gpx file...
Forum: Alaska 09-18-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,877
Posted By dirtybike
I'm not feeling very manly here, but I never did...

I'm not feeling very manly here, but I never did learn to weld.
When I bring it to a welder to have it repaired:
- What type of weld?
- Would any professional welder know what you mean by...
Forum: Alaska 09-18-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,877
Posted By dirtybike
Just over 75k mi. They've probably been...

Just over 75k mi.

They've probably been cracked or broken for a few thousand.
Forum: Alaska 09-17-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,877
Posted By dirtybike
Thanks for posting this!

Thanks for posting this. I've been noticing a bouncy low beam for a while. Seems like the entire instrument cluster flexes. So I tighten every fastener that I can see, and it eases up on the bouncing...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By dirtybike
Normally, I can push the first bead on to the rim...

Normally, I can push the first bead on to the rim by hand. Lubed, of couse. Not these. I had to lever them on.
I had to over-pressure the tires to get them over the safety bead. No way I could ride...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By dirtybike
Question Tourance mounting difficult?

I've been using Metzeler Tourance most of the time on my 1150GS. I think that all of the previous Tourances that I've run were made in Germany. The pair that I mounted yesterday were made in China....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-04-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,749
Posted By dirtybike
I'm a paper map guy myself, and a GPS holdout....

I'm a paper map guy myself, and a GPS holdout. Found this one used and cheap so I could follow the route in the Pine Barrens 300 last November. I plan to try the Trans Mass Trail using it as a guide....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-03-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,749
Posted By dirtybike
Hope that it's not rude to ask, but is there a...

Hope that it's not rude to ask, but is there a .gpx file available for the 2nd and 3rd leg? I'll be riding up to Laconia with some friends, and I usually like to break off from the Harley crowd and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9,037
Views: 1,882,577
Posted By dirtybike
Justarida's XR400

Justarida, A couple of questions.
1- How do the mirrors fit outside of the handguards? Some extra stubs?
2 - Is the headlight DOT? Low beam shaped to not bother oncoming traffic?
Looks like a...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By dirtybike
I'm thinking that you get about half as many...

I'm thinking that you get about half as many miles out of your tires as I do. You'll be on a highway trip this time, though, so you may get better mileage. Anyway, I'll bet that the Heidenau K60 rear...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By dirtybike
July 2011 I had a pair of Heidenau K60's mounted...

July 2011 I had a pair of Heidenau K60's mounted at Adventure Cycleworks in Fairbanks. I had over 12,000 miles on them before I changed them out before a 3,000 mile trip. The front had plenty of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-17-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,285
Posted By dirtybike
Motorcycle parking?

Is there any motorcycle parking area? It would be nice if it was discount or free, but after what I paid for tickets, I doubt it!

I have a ticket in the flea market if anybody interested. My...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,430
Posted By dirtybike
Roadgear TDF +1

http://roadgear.com/tierra-fuego-pantsoverpants-p-124.html

I've been using these for a few years. Everybody is right. When it is hot, they don't flow air through. What I do is open the leg zipper...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-28-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,266
Posted By dirtybike
Jumping on this thread

Hope that you don't mind my tagging on to this thread...
Seems like a good bit of knowledge though.
I was thinking about staying a couple of nights at the campground at Pennekamp State park as a...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By dirtybike
If your other offers don't work out, pm me. I...

If your other offers don't work out, pm me.
I have a shaft that I replaced from my '74 R90/6. I removed it probably 20-25 years ago, and it had been in my garage, then sheds, than last summer, I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-19-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 43,062
Posted By dirtybike
Knobbies?

I'm hoping that a fresh pair of TKC-80's (50/50) on my R1150GS will do the trick. Do you require anything knobblier than that? Just avoid the hero sections?
Forum: Americas 10-18-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,254
Posted By dirtybike
Rode NYS to Glacier NP, then north along the...

Rode NYS to Glacier NP, then north along the rockies until catching the Alcan to Alaska two years ago. Hotel'd it the whole way. Figure in Canada, you'll average about $100 - $130 per night for a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,111
Posted By dirtybike
Laugh And ask someone to hold your beer...

And ask someone to hold your beer...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-10-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By dirtybike
I remember a post about using a GPS on an Alaska...

I remember a post about using a GPS on an Alaska trip...
Something like: "..There's only about four roads there. If you need a GPS..."

Seriously though, I'm considering a GPS for following...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-24-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By dirtybike
Cool, as long as there are some legal roads or...

Cool, as long as there are some legal roads or areas, all I'll need to do is find a ranger station. Looks like Brendan Byrne S.F. is closer to me, so I'll give it a shot.

Thanks
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-23-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By dirtybike
Question Legal Sand roads in NJ?

Within the next few weeks, I'll be mounting my first pair of TKC-80's on my R1150GS. Previously, I have been using mostly Tourance, except for one set of Heidenau K60's on an Alaska trip.
I tried...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-07-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,660
Posted By dirtybike
PM replied

I won't be leaving from NY until Monday. It's going to be a short vacation for me, so I think that I'll be checking out the central / northern region, then the races at Daytona. I'm not planning...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-07-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,660
Posted By dirtybike
Unfortunately, due to some activity at work, it...

Unfortunately, due to some activity at work, it is not practical for me to leave for Florida in time to take this ride. I'm sure that it would have been a lot of fun.
I now plan to leave NY on...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,783
Posted By dirtybike
Are you sure about those bars being from a GSA? ...

Are you sure about those bars being from a GSA?
I thought that the GSA bars had a section that goes back across the upper part of the rocker cover and attaches to the frame behind the cylinder.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-18-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,660
Posted By dirtybike
Thanks for the feedback. I'm leaning toward...

Thanks for the feedback. I'm leaning toward mounting the TKC80's even though I'll be doing 2200 miles of Interstate highway round trip, plus what ever miles I do while I'm in Florida. I go to...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-17-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,660
Posted By dirtybike
This looks like fun. My question is tires for an...

This looks like fun. My question is tires for an 1150GS. I'll be riding from New York. Is this route passable on Tourances, or do I need to mount TKC-80'S? Kind of leery of running TKC80's from...
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By dirtybike
I've used my MRP stand on my R1150GS spoke...

I've used my MRP stand on my R1150GS spoke wheels, my R1100RS cast wheels, R90/6 spoke wheels, and my XR400. The stand just helps you keep the wheel in place - - instead of chasing it around the...
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By dirtybike
What wheels? I use a Mike's Racing Product...

What wheels? I use a Mike's Racing Product stand, (similar idea, but higher off the floor), but I don't have the bead breaker. Do you use the bead breaker for tubeless tires on spoke rims? Like...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,982
Posted By dirtybike
Ratchet strap around the circumference (outside)...

Ratchet strap around the circumference (outside) of the tire. As you tighten the ratchet, it should push the beads out toward the rim.

I haven't needed to do this in many years. I would stop...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-20-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 15,518
Posted By dirtybike
OK, I think that when I walked in and the place...

OK, I think that when I walked in and the place was so crowded, I got frustrated and a crappy attitude. So I missed some stuff that I wanted to see. Was Metzeler there? I wanted to check out the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-02-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 15,518
Posted By dirtybike
Bike parking

On the odd chance that I ride to the show, is there bike parking nearby? Did Javitts move the free bike parking, or just eliminate it?
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