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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By DRONE
I believe that if you dig down to the bottom you...

I believe that if you dig down to the bottom you can access the screws that attach the bag to the base. Use a hex wrench to remove the screws, pull off the bag, then you have access to the mounting...
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4,294
Views: 714,238
Posted By DRONE
Somebody bought it for $4000 which is about...

Somebody bought it for $4000 which is about right. If I didn't have my hands full, that would have been an easy salvage job. Anybody here the lucky one?
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By DRONE
That being the case -- REALLY -- consider leaving...

That being the case -- REALLY -- consider leaving the GS alone. Instead, go buy a used Ural. The price is right. Already has the leading link front end. Already has identical wheels and tires all...
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By DRONE
I might be willing to do some research for you...

I might be willing to do some research for you and post up links to threads with the info you want, but are you really serious? You have a 2004 GSA which is probably worth about $6000. A leading...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By DRONE
I've been using the Bags Connection bags for...

I've been using the Bags Connection bags for several years now and never worried about the string breaking. Now I'm worried about it. Thanks, guys. :fitz
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 12:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 582
Posted By DRONE
Have you checked to see if it's actually metric? ...

Have you checked to see if it's actually metric? Kinda smells like SAE course thread to me. If it's not metric, it's not from your bike.
Forum: Hacks 01-29-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By DRONE
Prmurat, that rig in Post 2 belongs to DirtyDR...

Prmurat, that rig in Post 2 belongs to DirtyDR who posts pretty often here. I'm sure he could answer any questions you have if you PM him. I personally know nothing about Friendships.
Forum: Hacks 01-29-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By DRONE
Tried one up front on my 1150GSA. Loved it...

Tried one up front on my 1150GSA. Loved it off-pavement. Best tire ever! On pavement, I found no vibrations the first 500 miles or so but then as the knobbies wore down the on-pavement ride got...
Forum: Hacks 01-29-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,567
Posted By DRONE
I posted the above on January 9th. Somebody must...

I posted the above on January 9th. Somebody must be following this thread -- Wolfi posted these pics in his blog yesterday!
...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By DRONE
Should we assume that you mean "on a Ural"? ...

Should we assume that you mean "on a Ural"? Because all of your questions seem to be about Urals.
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By DRONE
The clearance on the sidecar side is very useful....

The clearance on the sidecar side is very useful. When barreling along a rough and rocky section you see a big nasty rock sticking up and have to make a quick decision. If I can get my right foot...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By DRONE
It's easy to put same size car tires on the...

It's easy to put same size car tires on the sidecar and the rear of an 1150. Everybody does that. But you want the same size on the front too? How much money you gonna dedicate to this project? ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,116
Posted By DRONE
There is also a marketing angle to this. I...

There is also a marketing angle to this. I recently bought my first 1200GS and it had an old BestRest splash guard that was falling to pieces. So I went onto Google and started looking for "R1200GS...
Forum: Hacks 01-27-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,122
Posted By DRONE
I'm with Dan. Most of this technical stuff is...

I'm with Dan. Most of this technical stuff is way outside my pay scale. I don't even know what a moment of inertia is or why it's important. But one thing Barry said struck a chord. We're talking...
Forum: Hacks 01-27-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4,294
Views: 714,238
Posted By DRONE
I'm assuming this is neither, but will you...

I'm assuming this is neither, but will you Dnepr/Ural/ChangJiang fellas chime in please?
Forum: Hacks 01-27-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 42,649
Posted By DRONE
Truth :1drink.

Truth :1drink.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By DRONE
After letting the CLP work for 6 hours, I started...

After letting the CLP work for 6 hours, I started banging on it with a small hammer and a hard nylon punch. Finally got it to rotate. Moved about 1/10 of a turn in one direction then back again and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By DRONE
Question R1200GS front ABS sensor removal

I'm trying to drop the forks.

Right fork--no problem.

Left fork--I can't figger out how to remove the ABS sensor that has to come out before I drop the fork. I removed the mounting screw on the...
Forum: Hacks 01-26-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,999
Posted By DRONE
I keep clicking on this thread when I can see...

I keep clicking on this thread when I can see that the O.P. has added a new post. I'm always expecting to see "Fixed it! Done!" then an explanation.

:*sip*
Forum: Hacks 01-25-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 42,649
Posted By DRONE
With your permission then . . . . USCA...

With your permission then . . . .

USCA National Rally in Sturgis is June 25-28. Probably too early for the high passes in the NW Passage either going to or returning from.

The BMW MOA National...
Forum: Hacks 01-24-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,122
Posted By DRONE
You don't have to say sorry--just tell us why. ...

You don't have to say sorry--just tell us why. Most of us don't know Dick about the good and bad of engineering these things. You do. You build 'em! What makes it unsafe and how could it be done...
Forum: Hacks 01-24-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,122
Posted By DRONE
Fixed it. My pic above is from a 2007 build. ...

Fixed it. My pic above is from a 2007 build.

Mebbe somebody has a pic of the 1150 subframe that DMC currently sells? It should look pretty similar to this--this is the current DMC subframe for...
Forum: Hacks 01-24-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 42,649
Posted By DRONE
I'll PM you so we don't clutter up DJ1's thread.

I'll PM you so we don't clutter up DJ1's thread.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,393
Views: 419,314
Posted By DRONE
Dirtknob, that's more like it! First Panayos and...

Dirtknob, that's more like it! First Panayos and now yours! :clap

(Though I did notice yer showing us the "good" side. :D)
Forum: Hacks 01-24-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 42,649
Posted By DRONE
Northwest Passage Adventure Route...

Northwest Passage Adventure Route (https://www.bestrestproducts.com/c-185-northwest-passage-nwp.aspx) :deal
Forum: Hacks 01-24-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,060
Posted By DRONE
Slacker, it's hard to tell how strong a shock...

Slacker, it's hard to tell how strong a shock spring is just by looking at it. I have a Progressive shock on my rig with a spring rate of 200/350 lbs/inch. That's what I had on WUMPA too. If you...
Forum: Hacks 01-24-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 15,188
Posted By DRONE
I got two now--one working, one being worked on. ...

I got two now--one working, one being worked on.

Meatloaf is a Bull Mastiff.
Forum: Hacks 01-24-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,122
Posted By DRONE
I had one on WUMPA (see my sig thread -- page 33)...

I had one on WUMPA (see my sig thread -- page 33) when I flipped it into a ditch. The subframe was undamaged and I ended up selling it to some guy back East somewhere -- Colorado maybe? So my...
Forum: Hacks 01-23-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4,294
Views: 714,238
Posted By DRONE
He says 3800 miles on this 33-year old bike. ...

He says 3800 miles on this 33-year old bike. Hmmm. If the bike doesn't have too many problems, this looks like a nice rig for a $4500 minimum bid. But the sidecar wheel is only 12 inches. Is that...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,393
Views: 419,314
Posted By DRONE
Wow, Panayos, very tight, very nice! Fully...

Wow, Panayos, very tight, very nice! Fully integrated. The custom seat really ties it all together. Great eye for details. Nicely done. :clap
Forum: Hacks 01-22-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,060
Posted By DRONE
I agree with Ron. The Shorai is great for sudden...

I agree with Ron. The Shorai is great for sudden great bursts of power, like for starting. But an electric freezer needs something like a large wet 520 CCA wet battery. :D But honestly, I'd swap...
Forum: Hacks 01-22-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4,294
Views: 714,238
Posted By DRONE
Ice Cream Sidecar

2014 BMW C650 GT automatic transmission ice cream truck -- $49,000

http://images.craigslist.org/00909_79bfrAABdoz_600x450.jpg


But wait -- you not only get the outfit, for $49,000 he's...
Forum: Hacks 01-22-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By DRONE
Can't comment on the Honda, but I've driven a...

Can't comment on the Honda, but I've driven a properly set up Breva rig with NO steering modification and it was a BEAR to steer. Borderline dangerous--and I'm a big guy with a strong upper body. ...
Forum: Hacks 01-21-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,060
Posted By DRONE
Looking at those cobbled roads, I can feel the...

Looking at those cobbled roads, I can feel the fillings in my teeth rattling around.
Forum: Hacks 01-20-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 82,669
Posted By DRONE
Sheesh, Stroker! I wasn't planning on going to...

Sheesh, Stroker! I wasn't planning on going to the National, but yer making it impossible to say NO! :amazon
Forum: Hacks 01-20-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3,008
Views: 516,735
Posted By DRONE
I love this thread! It's like the Hacks section...

I love this thread! It's like the Hacks section got its own Jo Momma. :D

[Me? 3600 posts; 1st one in this thread. :rofl]
Forum: Hacks 01-20-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By DRONE
:snore

:snore
Forum: Hacks 01-20-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4,294
Views: 714,238
Posted By DRONE
Tony, like most of us, I'm sure you have a few...

Tony, like most of us, I'm sure you have a few hundred K laying around in a shoebox somewhere, why not drop 40 large on a new rig? Eazy-peazy! :lol3
Forum: Hacks 01-19-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4,294
Views: 714,238
Posted By DRONE
Tony--Last summer Jay posted pictures of the...

Tony--Last summer Jay posted pictures of the water-boxer rig he built with the new Expedition sidecar. He also provided a description of what went into the project -- HERE...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,679
Posted By DRONE
Which rim? Because this thread started by...

Which rim? Because this thread started by talking about 1150RT rims on 1150GS but then it started talking about K1200R rims (which are 1/2" wider) on 1200GS.

Anyway, a 170/60 will fit the 5.5"...
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