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Forum: Road Warriors Yesterday, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 207,615
Posted By Iron Rey
Unsure offhand but it's in the manual, one of...

Unsure offhand but it's in the manual, one of those all-in-one axel sockets should do the trick, I am guessing it is the same size as my S1KR.

As far as torqx bits go, you can find them all...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-05-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 207,615
Posted By Iron Rey
Yep, I am going for Bag's Connection soft bags...

Yep, I am going for Bag's Connection soft bags for now, but I will consider something by Jesse or Touratech.
Forum: Road Warriors 07-03-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 207,615
Posted By Iron Rey
That is why I am waiting for "Bags Connection" to...

That is why I am waiting for "Bags Connection" to make a soft set for this (they said early fall when I talked to them), love my soft bags on the S1KR, couple that with the big soft tail bag, I am...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-03-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 207,615
Posted By Iron Rey
Welcome to the club Mate, it is such a fun bike,...

Welcome to the club Mate, it is such a fun bike, just smile when I'm riding it and when I think about riding it... Kinda like my girlfriend, but the bike doesn't shriek in terror!
Forum: Road Warriors 07-03-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 207,615
Posted By Iron Rey
Suburban Machine said the ones for the Vasser...

Suburban Machine said the ones for the Vasser Boxer will work, I ordered a set, will be here Tuesday, will report back then.
Forum: Road Warriors 07-03-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 615,400
Posted By Iron Rey
Doesn't matter if I have built zero or a...

Doesn't matter if I have built zero or a thousand, it's still ugly in my opinion...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-02-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 207,615
Posted By Iron Rey
Clutch is non adjustable, it's a pita if you have...

Clutch is non adjustable, it's a pita if you have smaller hands and otherwise a poor design as the clutch lever only needs to be retracted about a third of the way for disengagement.
Forum: Road Warriors 07-02-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,081
Posted By Iron Rey
Getting my fat-ass around the corners at warp...

Getting my fat-ass around the corners at warp speed!
Forum: Road Warriors 07-01-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,081
Posted By Iron Rey
Nice ride, but my S1000XR is better... Nan, na,...

Nice ride, but my S1000XR is better... Nan, na, nan, na, boo boo. :lol3
http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu322/ryan8758/XR_zpsjlm6qypb.jpg
Forum: Road Warriors 07-01-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 207,615
Posted By Iron Rey
My bad, the monoblocs are on my HP4

My bad, the monoblocs are on my HP4
Forum: Road Warriors 07-01-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 207,615
Posted By Iron Rey
The front caliper is larger on the R (also has a...

The front caliper is larger on the R (also has a mono-block) and the rear on the XR is larger. I am sure it has to do with the designed (presumed?) riding style of each.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-29-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 207,615
Posted By Iron Rey
Nope, from the "Department of Funny...

Nope, from the "Department of Funny Walks..."
Forum: Photos 06-29-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8,580
Views: 8,490,289
Posted By Iron Rey
It gets better, you just have to "look...

It gets better, you just have to "look around".
Forum: Photos 06-29-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2,549
Views: 650,678
Posted By Iron Rey
Always look forward to your posts Sod Buster...

Always look forward to your posts Sod Buster :thumb
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,929
Posted By Iron Rey
OK, how many years has it been? I have about...

OK, how many years has it been?

I have about 400K on the jacket and probably 250K on the pants.

I was thinking about getting something else, the zipper had failed, the trouser liner was ripping...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-29-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 207,615
Posted By Iron Rey
I'm working on it folks, I have the...

I'm working on it folks, I have the accelerometers, filter and analyzer ready to go, hopefully I will have dyno time in the next few days.

I am thinking that a stiffening cross-bar and a dynamic...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-29-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,081
Posted By Iron Rey
Not to :dhorse but folks around here could use...

Not to :dhorse but folks around here could use some good ol' learnin' about vibration, frequency, and position, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vibration it is pretty straight forward and once you...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-26-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 207,615
Posted By Iron Rey
No it doesn't, I tried them and the spring would...

No it doesn't, I tried them and the spring would not fit and they tilted down, when I get a chance, I am going to see if the Verholen lowering kit on my K16GT will work, otherwise I might send them...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-26-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 207,615
Posted By Iron Rey
Fair question, no offense taken. It really...

Fair question, no offense taken.

It really comes down to the suspension, the R's is great but the added travel (and it is stiffer) make all the difference in the XR, plus, it has better vision to...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-26-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 207,615
Posted By Iron Rey
I got the R first, rode it for a year, it...

I got the R first, rode it for a year, it replaced my RR and I have a K1600GT, it took a while for it to find it's place, pretty much hated it for the first year and wanted to sell. However, over...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-26-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 207,615
Posted By Iron Rey
The engine does not use a counterbalance, not...

The engine does not use a counterbalance, not much they can do at the source, would have liked to see them work with weights and stiffening though.

Up to 1200 miles on my XR, vibe is probably...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-26-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,081
Posted By Iron Rey
"Check out the S1000XR." Disappointing...

"Check out the S1000XR."

Disappointing mileage 175 MPT at best and vibes in the bars (right grip especially) said the unhappy owner... But otherwise the bike is a blast.

I did a 120 mile daily...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-24-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,541
Posted By Iron Rey
Rode all three, RS is not in the same class or...

Rode all three, RS is not in the same class or function but a nice bike in its own rite.

The Multi and XR are head to head competitors, Multi is very much a sweet ride but not as good in the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-24-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,573
Posted By Iron Rey
In 1980 I was 16 years old, took my CB200 Honda,...

In 1980 I was 16 years old, took my CB200 Honda, had some cash and the summer. Rode from NW Wisconsin to the coast in Maine, turned around went back through Canada to Washington state to visit...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-23-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 43,010
Posted By Iron Rey
What he said.

What he said.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-23-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 43,010
Posted By Iron Rey
Since this thread has been resurrected figured I...

Since this thread has been resurrected figured I would post this over from the other XR thread.

Well, I picked my XR up on Saturday morning and hit the road at about 10:30, plan was to put...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-23-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By Iron Rey
The 800 is a great bike, and yea, wouldn't have...

The 800 is a great bike, and yea, wouldn't have helped you out on your spill, don't beat yourself up though, we have all been there.

I do like TC, I have bikes with it and without, rain never...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-23-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 207,615
Posted By Iron Rey
Definitely test ride the XR, but the R is a sweet...

Definitely test ride the XR, but the R is a sweet ride as well, risers and lowering the pegs is pretty inexpensive if you have to do it, however, the high beam on the R is so bad I consider it unsafe...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-23-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 207,615
Posted By Iron Rey
Well, I picked my XR up on Saturday morning and...

Well, I picked my XR up on Saturday morning and hit the road at about 10:30, plan was to put about 1000 miles on it before Monday and then have the first service done. My trip was laid out to provide...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-18-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 207,615
Posted By Iron Rey
All three are on the interwebs, Google BMW...

All three are on the interwebs, Google BMW S1000XR first ride, also, I believe most of the links have been posted in the last few pages here. Cliff notes version is they all really liked it.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-17-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 193,628
Posted By Iron Rey
Zoldar, what front stand are you using?

Zoldar, what front stand are you using?
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 172,429
Posted By Iron Rey
Now THAT'S what I call riding!

Now THAT'S what I call riding!
Forum: Road Warriors 06-11-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 615,400
Posted By Iron Rey
$184K And only 101 HP? :huh

$184K And only 101 HP? :huh
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-11-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 15,021
Posted By Iron Rey
"Head them off at the pass with your GS!"...

"Head them off at the pass with your GS!" Taggert, Blazing Saddles
Forum: Road Warriors 06-08-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 207,615
Posted By Iron Rey
Mine's in! Picking it up this weekend!

Mine's in! Picking it up this weekend!
Forum: Road Warriors 06-08-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,000
Posted By Iron Rey
Most Excellent choice! If your grinnin' your...

Most Excellent choice! If your grinnin' your goin'! Safe travels my friend.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-05-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 615,400
Posted By Iron Rey
Honestly glad to see the bikes out, hopefully...

Honestly glad to see the bikes out, hopefully money will be traded for title soon.

But those welds look like horseshit...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-05-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 207,615
Posted By Iron Rey
It's non-Adventure GS tall, I sat on one at the...

It's non-Adventure GS tall, I sat on one at the Minneapolis IMS.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-05-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,238
Views: 207,615
Posted By Iron Rey
Mine was suppose to be white as well, but they...

Mine was suppose to be white as well, but they are only getting the red. I didn't pay the $495 destination, and my dealer knows I will spend money on accessories, or another bike, or six :D so they...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-05-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 172,429
Posted By Iron Rey
Can be a common problem with new bikes, happened...

Can be a common problem with new bikes, happened to me a couple of times, SF tried charging me more for insurance for my S1KR than my HP4:huh until I set them straight.
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