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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-05-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 20,395
Posted By wrxtance
I plan on hitting up the dam tomorrow (Saturday...

I plan on hitting up the dam tomorrow (Saturday the 6th) around noon. I've only been a handful of times and I know there are trails I am missing. If anyone will be around, company is never bad...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-16-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By wrxtance
Yeah, used to be good mountain biking there but...

Yeah, used to be good mountain biking there but as posted earlier, only on the dirt roads now.

Even if/when you pass through the tunnel, it leads to nowhere. There is an old rail bridge that is...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-24-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 22,694
Posted By wrxtance
Thumb Nice! Great meeting you yesterday and fun ride! ...

Nice! Great meeting you yesterday and fun ride!

Thanks to the BTR crew - the ride was great this year!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-31-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,262
Posted By wrxtance
Pissed Just realized I have the/an issue with my recent...

Just realized I have the/an issue with my recent windows 7 "upgrade". Mapsource just eats up RAM until it crashes. 64 bit Windows 7. I sure hope a fix comes soon for this since none of the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-24-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,157
Posted By wrxtance
I think a lot of this has been more or less said...

I think a lot of this has been more or less said but I have attended 3 of these rides on my 1150GS.

Overall, the organization, route sheet accuracy, and fun factor are all top-notch. I think the...
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,235
Posted By wrxtance
3M adhesive and wax remover. Nothing better.

3M adhesive and wax remover. Nothing better.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 136,552
Posted By wrxtance
Similar though, the TKC's usually higher since...

Similar though, the TKC's usually higher since they are rated for/at a higher pressure.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 136,552
Posted By wrxtance
Maybe and maybe not. My TKC's show the same sort...

Maybe and maybe not. My TKC's show the same sort of "cracks" while the Shinko's showed distinct tearing and "bubbling". Big difference IMHO.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2009, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 136,552
Posted By wrxtance
No mistyping here! You will see in my original...

No mistyping here! You will see in my original post in the Shinko thread, my starting mileage was 68,329 back in May. My mileage today is 77,800 (or so) and I did a 3600 (or so) mile trip with...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 136,552
Posted By wrxtance
Bluhduh Oh well...

Well, after checking some updates to this post, I decided I should inspect my tires for the dreaded tread separation. Unfortunately, after just shy of 6,000 miles, my tire is splitting is several...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,987
Posted By wrxtance
Finding gas turned out to be pretty easy...

Finding gas turned out to be pretty easy actually. We were all kinds of nervous about this so we got gas about every 100 miles. Only hit one station that was "rural" the rest had pay-at-the-pump...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,987
Posted By wrxtance
Eh? Who Loves Gravel? Newfoundland T'Railway 2009

Almost exactly one year after I read the article about the T'railway on Newfoundland in the September/October issue of Road Runner Magazine (http://www.roadrunner.travel/article-6574.php), my buddy...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-21-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,610,635
Posted By wrxtance
Took this photo of my buddy in Newfoundland. ...

Took this photo of my buddy in Newfoundland.
http://wrxtance.smugmug.com/photos/655198204_g4hwW-L.jpg
Forum: Vendors 09-21-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 215,367
Posted By wrxtance
Question SaS-Tec Armor issues?

Yo guys - got a Cayenne Pro jacket from you about 8 months ago. The jacket is great and I have managed to get two other riding buddies to buy some more rev'it jackets.

I recently was on a longer...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2009, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,566
Posted By wrxtance
Thumb Just did this on my bike recently - super easy. ...

Just did this on my bike recently - super easy. I should have done it a long time ago.

Good step by step:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90799&highlight=grips

BMW part...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,076
Posted By wrxtance
Alpinestars makes a nice summer touring sock...

Alpinestars makes a nice summer touring sock (http://www.revzilla.com/product/alpinestars-summer-touring-socks) but at $20 a pair, a bit spendy.

Underarmor has a decent universal sport sock that...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-05-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 169,085
Posted By wrxtance
Thumb I have the Garmin kit and as usual, it is top...

I have the Garmin kit and as usual, it is top quality. It holds the GPS securely and the power plug is held in place simply by a flat surface that sits behing the plug preventing it from pulling...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 136,552
Posted By wrxtance
I gave up on balancing after my first tire change...

I gave up on balancing after my first tire change on the GS. I have never noticed any vibrations with Tourances, Karoos, or even my new Shinkos. Maybe I'm lucky or maybe its not a big deal but is...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 136,552
Posted By wrxtance
Update

The latest from Shinko USA:

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Hi Steve,
The Shinko Korea website is incorrect (they are fixing the mistake), what is listed on the tire is correct (33 psi max pressure).
I received a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 136,552
Posted By wrxtance
Eh? Korean Site

The Shinko Korean site has some interesting info...

http://www.shinkotire.co.kr/english/02product/sub01_detail.asp?pcode=AA00050044

Max pressures are shown as 42 front and 46 rear. I may...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 136,552
Posted By wrxtance
heh - here is my Q&A: Q: Hello, I...

heh - here is my Q&A:

Q:
Hello,

I recently bought a set of Shinko 705's for my 2002 BMW R1150GS. I understand that these tires are bias ply tires rather than radial tires that are...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 136,552
Posted By wrxtance
Yes, I get it. The marking on the tire are for...

Yes, I get it. The marking on the tire are for MAX load at MAX pressure. I typically don't nor does BMW advise running max pressure all the time. So yes, the limits of the tires capability are...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 136,552
Posted By wrxtance
Thumb Did a 200 mile ride 2-up today. Tires were...

Did a 200 mile ride 2-up today. Tires were great:clap Pressures were 28f, 32r and it felt "normal". The rear seemed a bit hot to the touch but no weird overheated rubber greasyness look to it. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 136,552
Posted By wrxtance
Thumbs down No, all the data that is tire related in all...

No, all the data that is tire related in all manuals is radial only.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 136,552
Posted By wrxtance
Question Pressures

So the pressure thing has been bugging me maybe because I haven't messed with bias ply tires so much. My tires seem to ride great at 32f, 36r but I feel the need to beat this to death :)

To try...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 136,552
Posted By wrxtance
Thumb My Shinko experience started 2 days ago

replacing these rough riding (but grippy :deal ) puppies

http://wrxtance.smugmug.com/photos/580105272_C72E6-M.jpg

with these which cost me $95 for a SET from Chaparral Racing
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-20-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,735
Posted By wrxtance
Thumb Thumbs up from me too! The pan, pause, jump...

Thumbs up from me too! The pan, pause, jump issue of the last version is completely fixed :clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-12-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,995
Posted By wrxtance
Very handy!

Very handy!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-06-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By wrxtance
Question CT - In Search of Classic Car

To sum it up briefly, I am getting married in May 2009 and am looking for cool transportation from our church to our reception. The drive it literally 5 miles so I am not too keen on hiring out a...
Forum: Vendors 12-02-2008, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,358
Posted By wrxtance
Question Question on the samples. I too deal with samples...

Question on the samples. I too deal with samples and they are not always the best quality, fit, etc. Will most of the items offered be truly functional? For instance, are the waterproof liners...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2008, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,438
Posted By wrxtance
If you do any amount of off road or wet riding,...

If you do any amount of off road or wet riding, I'd bet your final drive pivot bearings are notchy and need replacing. Mine did at about 55K.
Forum: Vendors 12-01-2008, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,035
Posted By wrxtance
Ok - you have my attention :) A few...

Ok - you have my attention :)

A few questions...


Is the jacket waterproof? Liner?
Is the thermal liner full-sleeve?
Does ths jacket hold a hydration bladder?
How many and where are...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2008, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By wrxtance
Thumbs down There is a grey motronic plug (P/N 61368366623)...

There is a grey motronic plug (P/N 61368366623) that is labeled <91RON Fuel. It connects pins 30 86 and 87. All I could see that it did was lower my rev limit to about 3500rpm. That will keep it...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-26-2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,925
Posted By wrxtance
one more thanks to 2upadv! ...

one more thanks to 2upadv!

http://wrxtance.smugmug.com/photos/425311707_mbqju-M-1.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-24-2008, 06:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,925
Posted By wrxtance
Phew - a bit sore this morning and my right fork...

Phew - a bit sore this morning and my right fork seal is leaking. I do remember a metal to metal bottom-out incident during the ride. That oil needed changing anyway I'm sure!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-23-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,925
Posted By wrxtance
Eh? Thanks

Thanks to the boys at MAX for putting this on! :clap

I got stuck a few times, dumped my bike about 5 times, but had a great time. Don't think I've ridden on that much ice with a 400lb bike...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-21-2008, 07:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,925
Posted By wrxtance
Tons of parking (at least there was last time). ...

Tons of parking (at least there was last time).

I think most of the bikes will be "bigger" GS's, HP's and the like.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-20-2008, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By wrxtance
Cool2 thinner oil is a start for sure. Next would be to...

thinner oil is a start for sure. Next would be to look for a battery that has mrs cranking amps than what you already have in the bike. If your bike has a choke, you might be able to adjust it to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-19-2008, 08:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,925
Posted By wrxtance
Not really - everything I cut and paste came out...

Not really - everything I cut and paste came out of their e-mailing. Thats all the info I know of.

You can try searching around on www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com (http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com)
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-19-2008, 05:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,925
Posted By wrxtance
Cool2 MAX BMW Not for the Faint of Heart Ride - Sunday 11/23

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/eblast_images/dougonpd.jpg


The fall classic "Not for the faint of heart" dual sport ride will roll out of Williamstown, MA on Sunday, November 23 and off the...
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