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Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 06:19 AM
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Posted By Weird Bug
PM'd you on a DR question.

PM'd you on a DR question.
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 25,045
Views: 4,411,347
Posted By Weird Bug
Heirhead - lots of good advice and some made me...

Heirhead - lots of good advice and some made me LOL! Thanks. I'm at the DR350 at the moment (price lower, simple. bit lighter), then DRZ-s (more selections and still nice bike, but more $$). I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 25,045
Views: 4,411,347
Posted By Weird Bug
Good advice - thank you. I would probably...

Good advice - thank you.

I would probably try the stock gearing and then contemplate going a little higher since I would be more road oriented on the trip. Could bring a set for changing if I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25,045
Views: 4,411,347
Posted By Weird Bug
The 9 is close to the 0 :D I have found a...

The 9 is close to the 0 :D

I have found a few locally and probably get into one for about half that of a DRZ400. Kick start on 1994 or older? Looks like 1995 started electric. Been a long time...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 25,045
Views: 4,411,347
Posted By Weird Bug
Thanks Kawidad. I think its too big for what I'm...

Thanks Kawidad. I think its too big for what I'm interested in so far, but may change my mind once I ride a few bikes (but look toward the DR and Kawi first).

I'll research the others you pointed...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Weird Bug
DR350 because air cooled, more simple (easier to...

DR350 because air cooled, more simple (easier to fix), and lighter? Hard to find used ones around here, but I'll look.

Edit - research revealing a 6 speed tranny! Curious again as to why you...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 05:49 PM
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Views: 4,411,347
Posted By Weird Bug
2013 Demo DRZ

While I was checking around for prices I found a 2013 demo at a Florida dealer for $4199. Total would include more of course, but for anyone interested in this you could contact them. They are in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 25,045
Views: 4,411,347
Posted By Weird Bug
So good! Thank you for the insights and taking...

So good! Thank you for the insights and taking time to write out your experiences. You must be a blast around the campfire, telling all those stories of riding the TAT, Road of Bones, D2D (whatever...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 09:10 PM
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Views: 4,411,347
Posted By Weird Bug
Long Ride on a DRZ?

I know the answer will be something like "it depends" so I'll lay out a few ideas and thoughts to help with an answer. I have my eye on a new DRZ400S (or possibly a SM).

I'm 5'11, 170 pounds, 32"...
Forum: Americas 12-15-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By Weird Bug
No route suggestions, just encouragement! I'm...

No route suggestions, just encouragement! I'm getting close to what you are planning on doing, but have a large family that is tied to "stuff" so it will be strange to jettison my extra crap and...
Forum: Americas 12-15-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,000
Posted By Weird Bug
I thought I was nuts, but now I think with the...

I thought I was nuts, but now I think with the two of you on such small bikes I feel like maybe we all are nuts!

I am contemplating bicycling out to Arizona (from Florida) and then was...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 388,907
Posted By Weird Bug
No help here, but that is understandably...

No help here, but that is understandably confounding. If you don't mind, keep us informed as to any solution you might find.
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,972
Posted By Weird Bug
bought new 2006 R120GS -18,000 miles (all mine) -...

bought new 2006 R120GS -18,000 miles (all mine) - not one issue
bought new 2007 R1200RT - 12,000 miles (all mine) - not one issue (brother has it now at 25K and no issues)
bought new 2009 F800ST -...
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 388,907
Posted By Weird Bug
Update:I was two up so it is hard to compare from...

Update:I was two up so it is hard to compare from the few first miles when I was riding solo, but way better than two up with the old tires on there. I checked the air pressure and it was 32 pounds...
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2014, 12:16 AM
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Views: 388,907
Posted By Weird Bug
Did you replace them for a reason (like that you...

Did you replace them for a reason (like that you were worried that they would leak or was it a maintenance item)?
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 388,907
Posted By Weird Bug
I only have a few miles on them from today, but...

I only have a few miles on them from today, but plan on a few hundred tomorrow. I pay closer attention and report back.

On another note, I get Viton O-rings in my Beemerboneyard maintenance kit,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 388,907
Posted By Weird Bug
Michelin Pilot Road 4's changed steering

I had the Metzler Z8's on there front and back (2011 R1200R) and when turning into corners the bike would want to turn in more than I wanted to (felt like the handlebars were flopping into the turn)....
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 388,907
Posted By Weird Bug
Thanks Fred. I'll start small and work my way up.

Thanks Fred. I'll start small and work my way up.
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 388,907
Posted By Weird Bug
Warning Light with triangle and !

I have the yellow warning light and LCD warning light on with the "!" inside, coupled with "LAMP." However, all my "lamps" appear to be working correctly. Did CANBUS make a bad bulb work for me? ...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 388,907
Posted By Weird Bug
Just did that for 5,000 miles and it was great. ...

Just did that for 5,000 miles and it was great. Way better than the stock screen.
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,321
Posted By Weird Bug
If you have not yet decided on a hammock I have a...

If you have not yet decided on a hammock I have a Warbonnet Blackbird for sale (1.1 oz, double layer, straps, and a camo tarp). Very packable as I used it on a recent motorcycle trip.

I haven't...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 388,907
Posted By Weird Bug
Sounds like a demo with that low of miles. As...

Sounds like a demo with that low of miles. As long as it was broken in properly not bad bike. Price it decent, but for that it would be good to get bags (hard panniers) with it.
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 388,907
Posted By Weird Bug
Jeremy: I currently use Blackstone Labs...

Jeremy:

I currently use Blackstone Labs http://www.blackstone-labs.com/

I've used another in the past, but cannot remember the name. Blackstone was $25 for the analysis, but I added $10 for...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 388,907
Posted By Weird Bug
Saving 50% on oil and filter for my R

That's a snarky way to say that I change my oil at the recommended miles (6,000) as opposed to the 3,000 that some suggest or recommend. I often hear that "oil is cheap, but a motor is not." Even...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 388,907
Posted By Weird Bug
Power

I think that my 2011 R1200R has more power than my 2006 Ducati ST3s (dyno at 105 hp). The ST3s was awesome at 100+ mph and the R1200R is awesome below 70 mph. I'll take the BMW though. Plus I can...
Forum: Americas 07-11-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,348
Posted By Weird Bug
Good advice - I will go ahead and double my...

Good advice - I will go ahead and double my order, and I have soft tie downs as well. The Badger doesn't offer tie-downs, but sells them if you need them.




This is their 60th year...
Forum: Americas 07-10-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,348
Posted By Weird Bug
SS Badger Ferry Tie-Downs

I'm packing two tie-downs for the trip, but wonder if four are necessary in order to keep the bike from moving forward or back. They sell tie-downs for $13, but I have my own and would prefer to...
Forum: The Garage 07-09-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,874
Posted By Weird Bug
My head is already gone, but the body and bike...

My head is already gone, but the body and bike remain here until Friday. However, the feeling that you get when you walk out of the work place, throw the leg over the loaded bike, and start 'er up...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,874
Posted By Weird Bug
You just reminded me of my second mistake. ...

You just reminded me of my second mistake. Really not a mistake, but forgotten item. I had my oil sample bottle ready and then forgot to take a sample:eek1 Must be the heat and humidity - or the...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,874
Posted By Weird Bug
Always my practice! Thanks for the good...

Always my practice!

Thanks for the good information.
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,874
Posted By Weird Bug
Yes, thanks guys. Sometimes one can overthink...

Yes, thanks guys. Sometimes one can overthink these things:cry and I appreciate the reassurance.

On the cold temp startup, again - it will be started once in the morning and be warm all day. ...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,874
Posted By Weird Bug
20w50 instead of 5w50, 5w40, 10w50 - mistake?

I just changed the oil and filter on my 2011 BMW R1200R (oil/air-cooled camhead boxer) and used my Amsoil at 20w-50. I used that brand and weight in my Ducati (was recommended) and if I remember...
Forum: Americas 07-05-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Weird Bug
Slightly off topic, but it can be 85 degrees F...

Slightly off topic, but it can be 85 degrees F and humid one minute and drop significantly the next once you get near the coast. I camped at Wolf Point (along the Bay of Fundy) and had everthing I...
Forum: Americas 07-05-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By Weird Bug
I can only help with the eastern part of that...

I can only help with the eastern part of that trip. I've been from upper Michigan east to Nova Scotia via Montreal. Also, between Syracuse and Detroit via London Ontario (prefer crossing in...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 388,907
Posted By Weird Bug
My 2011 has ASC. I've had a '06 GS and 07'...

My 2011 has ASC.

I've had a '06 GS and 07' RT (and a 2009 800 ST) and much prefer my R over these. Now, I like to be more open to the elements so that's one reason why. If you want great...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By Weird Bug
PMing you now!

PMing you now!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By Weird Bug
Buy ya a beer! - GS 911 Access

I am eventually going to buy a GS-911 diagnostic tool, but doing so just prior to my summer vacation will hurt the bank too much. So, if any of you R1200X guys have one and you are along my route...
Forum: Americas 07-01-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By Weird Bug
Thanks Sleazy Rider - that looks like an "add on"...

Thanks Sleazy Rider - that looks like an "add on" for next summer.
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 388,907
Posted By Weird Bug
We didn't hear back from you after your previous...

We didn't hear back from you after your previous post so figured you were having a great ride!

I'll be doing the same thing (almost) in two weeks! Leaving FLA on the 12th and will be in MI on...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 2,229
Views: 388,907
Posted By Weird Bug
Page 4!

Wow, I had to dig down to page 4 in Road Warriors to find you guys. You must ride a lot (that is ride as opposed to type) :rofl

Update on the 12,000 mile valve check for those that are...
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