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Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 07:07 PM
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Posted By dirtdreamer50
+1 on the cast wheels. Just not designed for...

+1 on the cast wheels. Just not designed for taking jumps. Really hard on the spokes. Can fracture, with limited suspension of the R-R.
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7,987
Views: 1,628,371
Posted By dirtdreamer50
I love it too. How stable is it at decent...

I love it too. How stable is it at decent speeds, on two track, like in the pic?
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 660,888
Posted By dirtdreamer50
OPMIKE, sadly, the FZ was built to a price point,...

OPMIKE, sadly, the FZ was built to a price point, and the suspension was on the low end of the NEED list at Yamaha. I don't know why motorcycle design engineers seem to want our body to always be...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 09:03 PM
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Views: 455,568
Posted By dirtdreamer50
I get that, but after almost 50 years riding and...

I get that, but after almost 50 years riding and fritzing with motorcycles, I have finally come to leave well enough alone. I'm sure changes can make machines faster, stop better, handle more...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 455,568
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Tom, bought an 04 RT from a friend, that had a...

Tom, bought an 04 RT from a friend, that had a Remus system installed. Kinda loud for me, so I asked on a BMW site what would happen if I went back to stock, except for the additional weight. ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2,407
Views: 402,103
Posted By dirtdreamer50
The Blue on my 04 RT is about the best I've ever...

The Blue on my 04 RT is about the best I've ever seen. Anywhere I go on it, it always draws attention, with lots of compliments on the color. Being paid for and working great, I can't see updating...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 660,888
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Men are just as picky sometimes, as females,...

Men are just as picky sometimes, as females, especially when it comes to their bikes. May want to consider using this between the bags and the plastics. I have used it under tank bags to stop...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 660,888
Posted By dirtdreamer50
May want to check these out. Bought a set years...

May want to check these out. Bought a set years ago and have moved them to several different bikes. Currently on a Dyna. They don't need brackets, and they can be used as throw overs, or place...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2015, 10:49 PM
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Posted By dirtdreamer50
Found this tonight, in the Houston metro area. ...

Found this tonight, in the Houston metro area. 74 R90S w 87K miles, $6990, firm. NADA shows good condition at around that price. Guess it must be in decent shape. Just passing info on for anyone...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2015, 08:42 PM
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Posted By dirtdreamer50
Having spent years riding with drum brakes, both...

Having spent years riding with drum brakes, both on and off road, I have no problem with them. I'm sure my ABS, dual disc, radial brakes on my bikes are top of the line in stopping power, but with...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2015, 06:32 PM
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Posted By dirtdreamer50
Motorcycle Specs agrees with you about the front...

Motorcycle Specs agrees with you about the front brakes.

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/bmw/bmw_r90s%2074.htm
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 455,568
Posted By dirtdreamer50
+1 on that. My 04 RT is still almost like new,...

+1 on that. My 04 RT is still almost like new, paint and running gear wise. Seems like the older model BMW's still have fewer problems today, than the newer models. Even my wizzy brakes work...
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2015, 08:27 PM
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Posted By dirtdreamer50
Had an '86 R65 Mono. but at that time, was trying...

Had an '86 R65 Mono. but at that time, was trying to keep up with friends with the latest sport bikes, unsuccessfully, so I traded it for a Honda V twin cruiser, to go a different direction. Worst...
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7,987
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Posted By dirtdreamer50
Is that /7 yours or a picture you found? It is a...

Is that /7 yours or a picture you found? It is a thing of beauty. The bags give it such a look of elegance, class, and purpose.
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7,987
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Posted By dirtdreamer50
The last two posted were both beautiful. My 04...

The last two posted were both beautiful. My 04 RT is great looking, but not like those above. Y'all enjoy those rides. tomp dd50
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2015, 05:17 PM
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Views: 402,103
Posted By dirtdreamer50
http://www.suburban-machinery.com/R1200RT.htm ...

http://www.suburban-machinery.com/R1200RT.htm

Look at image that is labeled "left side". May help some. tp
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 660,888
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Have an 06 Chevy Aveo and an 08 Scion XB, and...

Have an 06 Chevy Aveo and an 08 Scion XB, and they cost me combined, $1000 a year, $1K deductible. Almost impossible to get homeowners insurance, due to the hurricanes that occasionally totally...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 660,888
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Simply the difference between your locale and...

Simply the difference between your locale and mine. Everyone around the Houston area gets taken advantage of for all types of insurance. Consider yourself a lucky man, for those rates. tomp dd50
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2,407
Views: 402,103
Posted By dirtdreamer50
If you reread my post, you will see that the...

If you reread my post, you will see that the problem I had was on my Concours 14, not the RT. No problem on the RT. I'm sure if the 14 didn't have 2" risers, the V Stream would place the wind away...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2,407
Views: 402,103
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Yep. The screen forces the air flow onto the...

Yep. The screen forces the air flow onto the hands. So much so, that it is difficult to uncurl/straighten the fingers at upper highway speeds. Has proven painful after a while. Difficult to open...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 07:35 PM
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Views: 402,103
Posted By dirtdreamer50
FWIW, if you have no risers or bar backs, the V...

FWIW, if you have no risers or bar backs, the V Stream won't add any air turbulence to your hands. Have a V-Stream and risers on my C14, and lots of air is pushed onto my hands, but not so with my...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 455,568
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Have three other bikes already in the garage. No...

Have three other bikes already in the garage. No room for another. Been there, done that. Oh well, guess I will still dream and enjoy what is shown here. The new 1200R does look nice. I do like...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 660,888
Posted By dirtdreamer50
That's about what I pay too, but my boys are...

That's about what I pay too, but my boys are grown and gone. That's for the Houston area, also.
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 660,888
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Went in to buy a '14 FZ-09, and called my...

Went in to buy a '14 FZ-09, and called my insurance agent for a quote to complete the deal. I was 64, perfect driving record, credit score of 824, and had multi bike discounts with Progressive. Was...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 660,888
Posted By dirtdreamer50
They all look like Transformers to me, but are...

They all look like Transformers to me, but are fun to ride. The new BMW S1000R is an unbelievable machine. More expensive than the others, but all the latest gizmos and bells n whistles are on or...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2,394
Views: 382,931
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Good video. This one's for you, sir... ...

Good video. This one's for you, sir...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh02Yju_vVo
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 02:55 PM
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Views: 206,417
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Makes total sense to me. Bet he just thought she...

Makes total sense to me. Bet he just thought she would never know the difference. In this PC world, would that be sexist??? Naaaa, it was his sister, after all. tp
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 660,888
Posted By dirtdreamer50
FWIW, things are growing. Suzuki has come out...

FWIW, things are growing. Suzuki has come out with their new GSX_S750. 4cyl, nekked bike. like the FZ. Makes the genre more popular.
...
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7,987
Views: 1,628,371
Posted By dirtdreamer50
She looks to be in her 20's, and she can sit on...

She looks to be in her 20's, and she can sit on any of my motorcycles, any time she wants, as long as she wears those stretch pants, etc. tp
Oh, and the R's are beautiful, possibly even more so...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 455,568
Posted By dirtdreamer50
You guys are driving me crazy. I have a paid for...

You guys are driving me crazy. I have a paid for 04 RT, and considering going back to nekked is really screwing with my head. I know the RR is more fun, but the RT is free and clear, and still a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2,394
Views: 382,931
Posted By dirtdreamer50
You can, just get another C14, and all will be...

You can, just get another C14, and all will be right with the world. Have four bikes my self, and the 14 is MY FAVORITE. tp
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7,987
Views: 1,628,371
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Great find. I miss my KLR. Pigs, but fun off...

Great find. I miss my KLR. Pigs, but fun off road, still. tp
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7,987
Views: 1,628,371
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Big Bamboo, I appreciate your entry. Both are...

Big Bamboo, I appreciate your entry. Both are super hot. Thanks,,,,,
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2,407
Views: 402,103
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Wow, lots of problems out there. Battery went...

Wow, lots of problems out there. Battery went low on my 04, due to being ignored the past few months. NEW BIKE ENTERED THE GARAGE, you know. Finally got around to placing a charger on it, and an...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 455,568
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Congrats on the purchase. Looks nice, and at...

Congrats on the purchase. Looks nice, and at that mileage, the engine is just getting broken in. Enjoy the new toy. tp dd50
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 455,568
Posted By dirtdreamer50
The larger flywheel would allow more torque at...

The larger flywheel would allow more torque at lower RPM's. I read that it had a higher final drive gear ratio too. Lower RPM equals higher MPH than previous R's, due to the improved torque and HP...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2,407
Views: 402,103
Posted By dirtdreamer50
I chased a friend for seven+ miles on gravel. He...

I chased a friend for seven+ miles on gravel. He was maintaining speeds over 70MPH. I was on a Triumph Tiger 1050, and couldn't EVEN keep up with him.
Oh, he was on an 04 RT with PR3's...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 455,568
Posted By dirtdreamer50
The two are kinda alike yet different. The...

The two are kinda alike yet different. The improved power may make the new model a little more" hooligan", but if one doesn't live near the twisties, the upped power may not be as important. The...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 455,568
Posted By dirtdreamer50
Great review, and pics. Most magazines aren't...

Great review, and pics. Most magazines aren't that complete with details. Thanks. tp
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 455,568
Posted By dirtdreamer50
You must have info about the Nine T that wasn't...

You must have info about the Nine T that wasn't available last year, when I was selling them. We were told they would be a limited production, two year run, in honor of the 90th anniv. of the boxer....
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