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Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 561,795
Posted By BMWzenrider
You are welcome. I am very pleased at how the...

You are welcome.
I am very pleased at how the IICE-Air has improved the drivability of both bikes, but especially my sidecar rig.
And my wallet is appreciating the added fuel economy on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 561,795
Posted By BMWzenrider
Thanks for the kudos! I see that others have...

Thanks for the kudos!
I see that others have already chimed in to help answer your original queries.
For your follow up question, you just needed to read the second paragraph of my original post to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 561,795
Posted By BMWzenrider
{clipped} {clipped} I have been keeping...

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I have been keeping a spreadsheet of fuel usage for my bikes, and may be able to answer your first query.

I have the IICE-Air units installed on both of my bikes; a 2002...
Forum: Hacks 04-18-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,746
Posted By BMWzenrider
Hannigan sidecars were designed with the help of...

Hannigan sidecars were designed with the help of a wind tunnel to help reduce drag as well as side-blast hitting the driver of the tug.
One of the things they do to reduce drag is have as smooth of...
Forum: Hacks 04-17-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,746
Posted By BMWzenrider
Hiya Bob, Yes, I remembered when you were...

Hiya Bob,
Yes, I remembered when you were getting your rig set up and had found your thread as well. Was hoping that you were still hanging around and would chime in with your experience so far.
...
Forum: Hacks 04-17-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,746
Posted By BMWzenrider
davebig, Thanks for your reply. Yes, I...

davebig,
Thanks for your reply.

Yes, I had read that thread that you linked to, and had digested all of that info.
I was leaning away from the Ohlins because of that thread, and then found...
Forum: Hacks 04-17-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,746
Posted By BMWzenrider
Question New Shocks for my R1200RT/Hannigan Rig - Experience/advice appreciated

Howdy all,
Have not been out and about as much as I would like for a while, but my front shock blew a seal on my trip to Ohio a couple of weeks ago.
So it is time for new suspenders...

Up...
Forum: Hacks 10-10-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,327
Posted By BMWzenrider
Adjust the balance at idle/closed throttle and...

Adjust the balance at idle/closed throttle and just off idle because THAT is where the imbalance is being seen.

The cause of your symptoms is the two carbs fighting each other for control of the...
Forum: Vendors 08-23-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 164,419
Posted By BMWzenrider
Sorry...

My apologies to Poolside, JJ, and everyone else for going off the rails there for a bit.
Aparently I need to have the levels of my meds adjusted... :loco

Well, almost everyone... Denial9xs, you...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,284
Posted By BMWzenrider
Count me in and let us know when you have the...

Count me in and let us know when you have the vendors thread set up.

(Back from my ride across Labrador...)
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4,213
Views: 916,808
Posted By BMWzenrider
As far as longevity/reliability of these...

As far as longevity/reliability of these lights...

I just got back from a 6,500 mile loop with my sidecar rig (with model-30 mounted in nose of sidecar).
My route took me across the...
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4,213
Views: 916,808
Posted By BMWzenrider
You could try putting a small stick-on rubber...

You could try putting a small stick-on rubber bumper over each button to make them each raised for tactile feedback through your gloves...

Like these, or whatever size you decide you need......
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,961
Posted By BMWzenrider
When I mentioned my adapter hub being able to...

When I mentioned my adapter hub being able to work on LATER model K-bikes, that means the ones with the open center final drive only.
Not the K1200LT, sorry.

The basic design for the K-LT is...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 561,795
Posted By BMWzenrider
So, the wiring harness were built, but not...

So, the wiring harness were built, but not installed? Nor potting, etc...

Looks like I will be leaving on the 8th or 9th without this mod installed on my sidecar. :cry
T'would have been nice...
Forum: Vendors 06-23-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 164,419
Posted By BMWzenrider
So, it has been a bit over a week since the last...

So, it has been a bit over a week since the last build update, any news? :ear

I will be leaving on my "Big Summer Trip"(tm) in a couple of weeks, and thought that it would be nice to have this...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,284
Posted By BMWzenrider
I appreciate your effort to offer me an...

I appreciate your effort to offer me an alternative so that I could have one for my upcoming trip, but I would rather wait and support your efforts here.

I have taken long trips without it...
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 17,423
Posted By BMWzenrider
Yeah, I will also get questions about how I am...

Yeah, I will also get questions about how I am going to carry something on my motorcycle. But sometimes I forget that others might not consider that normal behavior.

When I was trying to buy the...
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 17,423
Posted By BMWzenrider
Yesterday I rode about 20 miles home with a 4' x...

Yesterday I rode about 20 miles home with a 4' x 8' sheet of coroplast loaded onto my rig.

No photo, but imagine standing the sheet up lengthwise on the lower struts between the bike an chair. ...
Forum: Hacks 06-14-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,825
Posted By BMWzenrider
Ahhhh... Drunk posting to ADVrider... :freaky ...

Ahhhh... Drunk posting to ADVrider... :freaky
:lol3 :D
Forum: Hacks 06-14-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,701
Posted By BMWzenrider
As reported, the 195/45-17 is available here in...

As reported, the 195/45-17 is available here in the states, but so far as I know, only one version is available.




Yes, I have purchased tires from TireRack.com before, in fact that is where...
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,825
Posted By BMWzenrider
Ok, I am a little confused. Typical...

Ok, I am a little confused.
Typical overinflation wear is faster wear in the center of the tread.
Underinflation causes the edges to wear faster.
...
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,070
Posted By BMWzenrider
Using a smaller diameter tire is also an option...

Using a smaller diameter tire is also an option for change the gearing.
My current setup has me geared down 12.4-14.3% vs. stock (summer vs. winter tire) and I really like the effect.

And as I...
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,040
Posted By BMWzenrider
Are you planning on having Woody do the relace? ...

Are you planning on having Woody do the relace?
I believe that he offers a discount to ADVrider inmates. Look for his thread in the Vendors section.

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The first step in tackling this...
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,701
Posted By BMWzenrider
My bad, I thought you had gone with the Yokahoma...

My bad, I thought you had gone with the Yokahoma S-Drive in that size.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.jsp?width=195/&ratio=45&diameter=17&sortCode=49582

I didn't know that Avon...
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,701
Posted By BMWzenrider
In my experience, the "vintage" car replacement...

In my experience, the "vintage" car replacement tires are total crap!
Coker makes a ton of money selling them to the antique/vintage car guys, but those are mostly only used in parades or sitting...
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,070
Posted By BMWzenrider
Yes, ALL of the R1200 Hex/Camhead final drives...

Yes, ALL of the R1200 Hex/Camhead final drives are interchangable, regardless of paint color. {The R1200C is not the same...}

Here is a quick breakdown on the final drive ratios which have been...
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,070
Posted By BMWzenrider
The 3.0 final drive or gearset that MAXBMW offers...

The 3.0 final drive or gearset that MAXBMW offers as an optional low ratio for the GS(A) IS simply a stock R900RT final drive.

Besides the entire assembly, MAX does sell just the gearset...
Forum: Hacks 06-12-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,683
Posted By BMWzenrider
If the centerline of the wheel stays in the same...

If the centerline of the wheel stays in the same place, then static loading on the final drive bearings remains the same, regardless of how you get there.
All that the bearings 'see' is how far...
Forum: Hacks 06-11-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,701
Posted By BMWzenrider
Belt AND suspenders kinda guy there, eh? :wink:...

Belt AND suspenders kinda guy there, eh? :wink:

I know that a couple of GS based rig owners also like being able to swap over to the stock wheel with a knobby on it on depending upon conditions.
Forum: Hacks 06-11-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,825
Posted By BMWzenrider
Static weight distribution on a hack setup is...

Static weight distribution on a hack setup is definitely asymetrical, just like everything else about them.

what I have typically gotten with my current rig when I roll it across the scales is a...
Forum: Hacks 06-11-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,701
Posted By BMWzenrider
I don't carry a spare because each of my...

I don't carry a spare because each of my tires/wheels is a different size, and my rig is allready TOO HEAVY!!! :eek1

Oh, we understood just fine, it's just that everyone likes to pick on you. ...
Forum: Hacks 06-11-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 431,472
Posted By BMWzenrider
I have actually gotten free pie (and other...

I have actually gotten free pie (and other treats) thanks to sidecar delay factor! :clap

The pie was from a cafe owner in a small town.
He insisted that his afternoon traffic had doubled from...
Forum: Hacks 06-11-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,825
Posted By BMWzenrider
Square4, Changing the inflation pressure on...

Square4,
Changing the inflation pressure on your tires can indeed alter the handling and ride.
To give you my personal opinion of what a safe inflation pressure would be for your rig, I would...
Forum: Hacks 06-11-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 431,472
Posted By BMWzenrider
fixt. :*sip*

fixt.

:*sip*
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,082
Posted By BMWzenrider
Two words: Bead Seat. They work to keep...

Two words: Bead Seat.

They work to keep air flowing all the way around/behind/under you.
Add in one or two of those 12v turbo fans from your friendly local truck stop to keep air circulating...
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,701
Posted By BMWzenrider
Link to 17" car tire on BMW thread

Here is a link to the thread where one of the other inmates mounted a high performance 17" car tire to the stock BMW rear rim.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=767038

He did...
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,701
Posted By BMWzenrider
Link to Stroker's wheel conversion thread

FYI - Here is the link to a thread about Stroker's BMW R11x0 rear wheel conversion.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=418432&highlight=darkside
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,701
Posted By BMWzenrider
Oh, I completely agree that any of the conversion...

Oh, I completely agree that any of the conversion kits are a cost-effective mod on the modern bikes which use expensive radials or the big adventure bikes which can really chew up the costly...
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,701
Posted By BMWzenrider
Ahhh... but you are forgetting that Europe gets...

Ahhh... but you are forgetting that Europe gets to buy lots of tires that are unavailable here in the colonies...

I would love it if there were more of the SmartCar tires available here for the...
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2,712
Views: 431,472
Posted By BMWzenrider
Did you not read the post immediately following...

Did you not read the post immediately following the one that you quoted, or are you doing it on purpose just to stir the pot?



But I am not rising up to take any of the chum that you have...
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