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Forum: Parallel Universe 11-21-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,524
Posted By rubicon1979
I changed mine this week also. I used the Osram...

I changed mine this week also. I used the Osram 65w H7's and its easily a noticeable difference and well worth the $40 it cost. I ride home past a state park at night and I see 5-10 deer every...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-12-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,166
Posted By rubicon1979
Thanks! I'm ordering one of the Garmin...

Thanks!

I'm ordering one of the Garmin 60cxs's today from GPS city. I've looked long enough damnit! Now I get to spend the time to learn how to use the thing...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-10-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,166
Posted By rubicon1979
I have spent the better part of several days now...

I have spent the better part of several days now reading about GPS's lol.

I see where I can download gpx files and follow tracks. I want to be able to do this as easy as possible.

I also...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-10-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,166
Posted By rubicon1979
I dont need a unit for the car, this will be a...

I dont need a unit for the car, this will be a dedicated bike unit.

I dont need voice or xm or bluetooth or any of that. I just want it to tell me when to turn on the screen.

So the Oregon...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-10-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,166
Posted By rubicon1979
Well I wanna do tracks so that rules out just...

Well I wanna do tracks so that rules out just spending a bunch and buying one Zumo. I'm really liking the Delorme units and I think I might just buy a Nuvi 550 for road trips and a Delorme PN-60 for...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-09-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,166
Posted By rubicon1979
Please some advice on a GPS

I just purchased a new F800GS and I havent owned a bike or a GPS in a few years. Before the best feature for me was being able to stay off highways and especially interstates while traveling. I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 183,562
Posted By rubicon1979
I've read but cant find it. Do the 07's have...

I've read but cant find it. Do the 07's have 340w? I'm considering the new XChallenge or one of these. The more I read about the TE610 the more I like it.


Great Thread :clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By rubicon1979
I have a good buddy I ride with all the time...

I have a good buddy I ride with all the time who's real into enduro racing, he'll be in MS this weekend. The biggest thing I learned from him is buy a bike made for woods racing. A YZ250 is a nice...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2007, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,835
Posted By rubicon1979
Sounded like a good cause to me. Maybe I'll win...

Sounded like a good cause to me. Maybe I'll win a cool bike to boot :evil
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2007, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5,796
Views: 1,031,803
Posted By rubicon1979
Did anybody ever find out what brand forks on the...

Did anybody ever find out what brand forks on the XChallenge? I've heard everything from WP to Marzocchi.


If anybody spots one at a dealer anywhere in the southeast please PM me.


...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2007, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,225
Posted By rubicon1979
Ktm Xc

The KTM XC bikes are supposedly the bike if you plan on doing enduro with some MX. They have the close ratio trans but with stiffer valving for MX. In my opinion they are the best compromise. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2007, 05:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,874
Posted By rubicon1979
You have the bracket for $35 right? If so that's...

You have the bracket for $35 right? If so that's a good deal. The smallest stock of T6 6061 from McMaster-Carr that will work is $28. My buddy thinks a lot more of his work. :lol3


I could...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,829
Posted By rubicon1979
How much more power did it feel like it had over...

How much more power did it feel like it had over the old F650? To me they seemed rather weak especially compared to the other makes. Does it finally have some snap now for clearing obstacles? Will...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,874
Posted By rubicon1979
I bought a used caliper off a GSXR 1100 off ebay....

I bought a used caliper off a GSXR 1100 off ebay. Got Helusa to make a new SS brake line and got my buddy to make a simple fitting to adapt it to the front forks. Bought some new pads online and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5,796
Views: 1,031,803
Posted By rubicon1979
Sorry if I missed it

What brand front forks are on the XChallenge?


Thanks
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,797
Views: 636,766
Posted By rubicon1979
I love the pics of the old airheads tearing it...

I love the pics of the old airheads tearing it up. Got anymore of the PD? Its just like mine and its nice to see one in action.


Great Job!!!:clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-17-2007, 10:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,135
Posted By rubicon1979
looked like fun

I missed this one, only off on Sundays and Mondays, but I'd like to catch the next one. I'll keep an eye out here more often.

I'd like an opportunity to get the old PD out and do some...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By rubicon1979
Nice video You seemed to be really...

Nice video


You seemed to be really hauling on that XR600. :evil
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2007, 09:55 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 79,665
Posted By rubicon1979
Well the new brake line came in along with some...

Well the new brake line came in along with some new pads and now its 2 finger front wheel lock ups. All total it ran about $250 which is almost $1k less than the dealer quoted me to replace my stock...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2007, 10:17 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 79,665
Posted By rubicon1979
Well my R100GSPD had got to where it would just...

Well my R100GSPD had got to where it would just slow down instead of stop. Took it to the dealer they said I had some random caliper off some random BMW, a bad rotor, unknown master cylinder, etc...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2007, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,222
Posted By rubicon1979
Great in the dry but they scared me twice in the...

Great in the dry but they scared me twice in the rain, after that I took them off. My bike is mostly for commuting and Tourances are plenty capable for a dirt road or easy trail IMO.
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 20,205
Posted By rubicon1979
Great Video

I've got it saved to my work and home computers and have probably seen it 20 times now.

So Prudhoe is more of a checklist then? It didnt seem near as spectacular as some of the other parts. ...
Forum: Racing 12-23-2006, 05:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,786
Posted By rubicon1979
New to me and I enjoyed it. Thanks ...

New to me and I enjoyed it.


Thanks

:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 11-16-2006, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By rubicon1979
Brake problem on R100GS

My brakes have been feeling a little weak for some time but over the past week it seemed to get worse. They felt like they had air in the line so I bled them and had a small bubble or two. Drove...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-16-2006, 09:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,420
Posted By rubicon1979
And all this time I thought you screwed it in to...

And all this time I thought you screwed it in to check it...



Do I need to clean that screen on the right side when I change the oil everytime? Should I be changing my oil more often in...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2006, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,901
Posted By rubicon1979
Thank for the advice

I paid him for the GSPD yesterday so its offically mine.:clap




I was wanting a bike for the woods and the guy who bought my 12GS traded me a KTM 520 so I have a seperate bike now for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-02-2006, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,672
Posted By rubicon1979
Nope, wish I did. I'd be up for exploring...

Nope, wish I did. I'd be up for exploring though. Just PM me or post here and we'll get together sometime.


Thanks

Damien
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-01-2006, 08:55 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 211,904
Posted By rubicon1979
Snow

Before this pic was taken I had never ridden in the snow. It happens all of once or twice a year here at home. The three of us were too dumbfounded looking at all the snow to worry about being cold...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-01-2006, 08:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,672
Posted By rubicon1979
Alabama thread FTW

I'm wanting to do some dualsport riding also. I'm in Alexander City about an hour south of Birmingham. My buddies that ride want to go out in their crotch rockets but I'd rather be running up some...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-01-2006, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2,617
Views: 3,314,275
Posted By rubicon1979
While it doesnt compare to some of these places...

While it doesnt compare to some of these places I've seen here its one I really like. Before our trip this past Sept I had never been west of Arkansas and got to take a bike trip from Seattle, WA...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2006, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,486
Posted By rubicon1979
I just bought an AST that I used for our trip...

I just bought an AST that I used for our trip from Seattle, WA back to Alabama. I wanted to carry just one jacket that was versatile. It rained the first 5 days and I never got wet. I would think...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-01-2006, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By rubicon1979
Bogarts

Bogarts in Birmingham is the local BMW dealer. They carry Sidi boots but I'm not sure about Fieldsheer. I've bought pretty much all my gear there as its the only place I know of close by where I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-26-2006, 08:44 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 66,088
Posted By rubicon1979
GPS question

I've got the BMW Nav II on my 1200GS which I believe is essentially the same unit as a 276c. My buddy bought the 2730 with the XM and while it works good its missing the one feature he liked about...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2006, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,901
Posted By rubicon1979
I REALLY like my 12GS but he offered me a good...

I REALLY like my 12GS but he offered me a good deal on the GSPD. I just like it. I had never taken a long motorcycle trip but we rode it and two others from Seattle, WA back home to Alabama. My...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2006, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,901
Posted By rubicon1979
Would like some info on R100GS

My dad has a 1990 R100GSPD he bought but has decided not to keep it. We've got it for sale but havent had any luck with a buyer just yet. Since he likes the bike so much he offered it to me at a...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2006, 01:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,175
Posted By rubicon1979
Not to hijack

I've got a 1990 red/white GSPD for sale but if it doesnt sell I've thought about keeping it and selling my 1200GS. It just has a certain appeal that I like.

Anyway, rode it back to Alabama...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2006, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,398
Posted By rubicon1979
+1 I REALLY liked my 1150 Adventure and...

+1


I REALLY liked my 1150 Adventure and still think it was better looking than my 1200GS. It was a little more steady on the slab and had more of that heavy, planted feeling than the 1200GS. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-06-2006, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,489
Posted By rubicon1979
The point is exactly what I said in the post. ...

The point is exactly what I said in the post. There were a few questions I had hoped to have answered. The one lady at the dealer warned me about heat when running at constant speed. I'm also...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-05-2006, 05:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,489
Posted By rubicon1979
50cc

Having never rode a scooter before I'm a little ignorant of their limitations. I was told by someone else they can only sustain an hour or so of constant speed before heat is a problem. All of the...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-05-2006, 04:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,489
Posted By rubicon1979
50cc Scooter Trip

I just got home from a 3400 mile trip from Seattle, WA to Alabama but that was on a BMW GS. Now my buddy wants to get a pair of 50cc scooters and ride from here, Alexander City AL, to Key West, FL. ...
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