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Forum: Equipment 07-26-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
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: 490
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: 134
Views: 5,772
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: 134
Views: 5,772
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: 8,226
Views: 1,592,093
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: 578
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: 578
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: 4,465
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: 2,898
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: 1,978
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: 657
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: 38,814
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: 1,880
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: 6,315
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: 467
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: GS Boxers 09-09-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,316
Posted By dirtybike
De Farkling 1150GS

Haven't gone through the new rules for posting photo's fully yet. Anyhow, I would like to sell:
Two aftermarket windshields.
One is a Givi D233. I had mounted the Givi twice. Took it off. I guess...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-24-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
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: 508
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: 17,452
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: 17,452
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: 1,614
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: 17,452
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: 17,452
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: 561
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: 561
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: 3,529
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: 140
Views: 14,103
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: 140
Views: 14,103
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?
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,431
Posted By dirtybike
First start of day, I push mine up small hill and...

First start of day, I push mine up small hill and bump start it. Kind of weird, maybe due to the automatic compression release, but I can never get a good feeling if it is going to catch or not when...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-19-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,103
Posted By dirtybike
Question Bike parking?

Did they end the bike parking last year? Previously, you could park on the sidewalk/plaza near the entrance. No bikes there last year. Just wondering if it's a permanent change?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,613
Posted By dirtybike
Another vote for the Heidi's, and ADVCycleworks

July of '11 rode from NY on my '01 R1150GS. ADVCycleworks in Fairbanks recommended the Heidenau K60's, and I'm glad I took their advice. As another poster stated, they gave me a lot of confidence...
Forum: Canada 10-04-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,021
Posted By dirtybike
Rode across NB mostly on the Fundy Drive. Nice...

Rode across NB mostly on the Fundy Drive. Nice scenic and enjoyable ride.
Stayed in Wallace. Rode the Ceilidh trail to the Cabot Trail and Meat Cove. No chowder at Meat Cove! Too late in season....
Forum: Canada 10-01-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,021
Posted By dirtybike
ODVw

On Der Vey!
Weather in OOB was crap. Left late this morning via 1, 295, 201, 226, 17, 32, 3, 1,189. Unfortunately, looks like ferries are not running between campobello and mainland CA. Staying...
Forum: Canada 09-26-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,021
Posted By dirtybike
The websites say that the Deer Island ferry from...

The websites say that the Deer Island ferry from Campobello and Eastport only runs through mid or end of September. Looks the L'Etete ferry runs all year.
I'll need to check on the ferry when I get...
Forum: Canada 09-24-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,021
Posted By dirtybike
Wink Looking like I'll be in Old Orchard Beach &...

Looking like I'll be in Old Orchard Beach & Portland, ME Sept 29 through October 1, then leave for Quoddy Head ME, on Tuesday to tag the easternmost point in the contiguous United States. After...
Forum: Canada 08-28-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,021
Posted By dirtybike
This is getting to me. My vacation got pushed...

This is getting to me. My vacation got pushed out to the first week of October. There will be a bit less daylight and probably a bit cooler then... Looks fantastic, though...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,539
Posted By dirtybike
Bought an '01 with 12k miles in July 2010. ...

Bought an '01 with 12k miles in July 2010.
Looked clean, but found some evidence that it wasn't maintained as well as I expected. One broken spoke in the rear wheel, and some corrosion on the...
Forum: Americas 07-19-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,913
Posted By dirtybike
Thanks

Thanks for all the advice and input. Looks like I'm not going to do the trip this year. Too many other things, home and work, are taking priority.
Got to do it one of these years.
Forum: Canada 07-19-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,021
Posted By dirtybike
Thanks

Thanks for the responses and advice. Had some rescheduling come up at work and I may have to adjust. That's life.
I will compile the advice before the trip, it all looks good.
Forum: Canada 07-13-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,021
Posted By dirtybike
Wow, that part about preferring a flush toilet...

Wow, that part about preferring a flush toilet really turned people off, didn't it?
Well, looking at the prices on motels along the route, even in the off season, tells me that I'll be camping. ...
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