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Forum: Day Trippin' 03-29-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By rcrampton
Final Day

For the final day, it was pretty cold. My heated jacket was working intermittently. Either the connection to the battery is intermittent, or, more likely the battery or jacket side of the plug is...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-27-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By rcrampton
Deep said "I can't believe you posted that pic,...

Deep said "I can't believe you posted that pic, you look rough, man. I'd never do that." I guess my ego is elsewhere and unaffected at the moment :D

Thanks!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-27-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By rcrampton
Ha, I thought EXACTLY the same thing as I passed...

Ha, I thought EXACTLY the same thing as I passed it :-)
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-27-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By rcrampton
Day 5

Thanks to my corporate sponsor. I did 15 solid minutes of work on this, my last formal day in corporate America. It's been an awesome career, I've loved it. Truly. I turned in my notice several weeks...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-27-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By rcrampton
Good point. With us in front of him he could see...

Good point. With us in front of him he could see if we had to break/stop for anything in the road and he could go nuts back there. I hadn't thought of the fact that he may have been driving those...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-26-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By rcrampton
Day 4

Special thanks our corporate sponsors. I worked 15 minutes, Deep worked 90 minutes. We had 8 hours in the saddle. Great VM from my manager today: "Ray, I got your message, thanks. It doesn't sound...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By rcrampton
Day 3

Another thanks to our most awesome corporate sponsors. I got a voice mail from my boss that essentially said "Sorry we haven't talked in a while, if you need anything you know where to find me." I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By rcrampton
Sadly, rushed through lunch yesterday and now I'm...

Sadly, rushed through lunch yesterday and now I'm particularly embarrassed to say we ate at Cracker Barrel again tonight. Both nights because we were fried and didn't want to get back on the bike -...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-24-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By rcrampton
Day 2

A special thanks to our corporate sponsors :clap:clap:clap We worked... 30 minutes each today and rode over 8 hours. If only this could go on for more than a few weeks :D

After arriving at the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-24-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,586
Posted By rcrampton
Corporate Sponsored :) GSs Ride the Appalachians

A friend/coworker (Pradeep, AKA Deep) and I are going through a strange turn of events at work while transitioning out of our current jobs. For the next couple of weeks we have only 1-2 hours per day...
Forum: Americas 10-20-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,776
Posted By rcrampton
Awesome sounding upgrades to the TAT. I may be...

Awesome sounding upgrades to the TAT. I may be swinging the ride in 2015 and live in NC. The extra mileage in my home state is welcome and timing is perfect.

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By rcrampton
Run's like a champ now.

Run's like a champ now.
Forum: Trip Planning 09-01-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 28,435
Posted By rcrampton
Just came across this spreadsheet for my own TAT...

Just came across this spreadsheet for my own TAT planning. Thanks for sharing. I'd love to see one of these that lists mileage and waypoints or something like that. Maybe I'll come across one later...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,716
Posted By rcrampton
'04 1150GS, just hit 53k miles and plan on...

'04 1150GS, just hit 53k miles and plan on keeping it to 100k (at least).

I've had only a few minor issues: I recently harness wrapped some wire bundles where the sheathing that comes around them...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By rcrampton
I dropped the jet in my wife's ultrasonic jewelry...

I dropped the jet in my wife's ultrasonic jewelry cleaner. Now that I see what a clean jet looks like it's clear that it was very much plugged up.

The broom strand was a great idea. It cleaned out...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By rcrampton
That sounds easy and cheap. I guess it's not as...

That sounds easy and cheap. I guess it's not as simple as looking at the jet and saying "it looks clean".

In the mean time I can soak the one I've got, blow compressed air, etc. and see if it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By rcrampton
Cry XR650L Carb Question

I have never worked on a carb before so don't assume I know anything at all about this :ear

My bike ran fine a few weeks ago but last night wouldn't idle with the choke off. From reading around it...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By rcrampton
Mike, thanks for the correction. I ordered the...

Mike, thanks for the correction. I ordered the wrong part number and will fix it first thing tomorrow. I wondered why that *ONE* part was less expensive that what past posts noted while everything...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By rcrampton
Thanks for the pointers and advice. This is an...

Thanks for the pointers and advice. This is an awesome forum.

Parts ordered along with the throttle upper/lower cables to get that part of the bike feeling like new again. It will almost be like...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By rcrampton
Thanks. Are these also referred to as "ignition...

Thanks. Are these also referred to as "ignition tubing"?

BMW part #12121342641, $76.11 at A&S BMW.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By rcrampton
Quick 1150GS Stick Coil Question

I've got an '04 1150GS with 50,000 miles on her.

If I pull the secondary plug wire from the right side of my bike it runs terribly. If I pull the secondary from the left side the bike runs fine.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By rcrampton
I don't know beans about springs but I can say...

I don't know beans about springs but I can say I've had better luck using google than the built-in search function. Put something like this into google.com:

site:www.advrider.com OEM progressive...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,832
Posted By rcrampton
hahahahahaha. That's freaking awesome! ...

hahahahahaha. That's freaking awesome!


@Push - nice :)
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,832
Posted By rcrampton
GS vs Wild Animals

I no longer need to be jealous of stories of a Hummer running over a Lion on the African prairies, or Elmer Keith spearing a Kudu from 50 yards.

I pulled over in the wilds of North Carolina to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By rcrampton
Nice trip. I'm just North of Durham and have a...

Nice trip. I'm just North of Durham and have a well stocked workshop. if you need anything else while in the area just yell

ray@teamhokies*.*c*o*m* without the "*"'s
Forum: Americas 03-13-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,894
Posted By rcrampton
I ride an 1150GS and can be hard core when it...

I ride an 1150GS and can be hard core when it comes to hours in the saddle. 10-12 hours in the saddle is a nice day of riding for me. if you can average 50 mph (including rest stops) then that's...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By rcrampton
I have an 04 1150 GS. The brake light will blink...

I have an 04 1150 GS. The brake light will blink until you start rolling and the computer sees the signal from the ABS sensor that the wheel is turning.

On #2 it's hard to say without knowing...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By rcrampton
Thanks for everyone's comments. I'm definitely...

Thanks for everyone's comments. I'm definitely going to start with a test ride of the G650GS and if it feels good I'll look at the rest of the BMW 650 single line over the years. Also the twin, which...
Forum: Americas 02-28-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 128,896
Posted By rcrampton
When I import these into Google Maps, the...

When I import these into Google Maps, the resulting points don't seem to all make sense. There is a general line of points going along the GDR but they're not all in order and there are some that are...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By rcrampton
Thanks for the comments. I definitely want...

Thanks for the comments.

I definitely want something with a much better road ride than the XR650L. I'd guess the DR and KLR are more like the XRL than an 1150GS. Is the KTM more like the other...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By rcrampton
Considering Move fro 1150GS to Thumper for Touring

So I bought a 2001 XR650L last week. At only 40-some HP it's plenty fast for me (Although I haven't loaded it down with 50+ lbs of gear yet). The $70/year insurance and 50+ MPG has my attention, and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By rcrampton
Thanks for all of your advice. I should be the...

Thanks for all of your advice. I should be the proud owner of a 2001 XR650L this week :)

Now on to planning for my GDR and TAT trips!
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By rcrampton
Thanks for the responses. Maybe my money is...

Thanks for the responses. Maybe my money is better spent on things other than having a newer bike... And maybe it's not so easy to find a well equipped XRL just by waiting a few weeks for one to pop...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By rcrampton
Questions before buying an XRL

I'm an 1150GS owner, I love my bike but I want another bike for a TAT trip. I've narrowed it down to the XR650L and am looking at used bikes. I think I'll want the following mods from stock (only...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-15-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,672
Posted By rcrampton
Thanks for the responses. I was thinking of a...

Thanks for the responses. I was thinking of a stock color and figured it would be easiest to swap with someone. A custom paint job would be cool though...

Thanks again.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-15-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,672
Posted By rcrampton
Changing Color of F650GS

What would it cost to change color of an F650GS? Is it just new plastic or is painting required?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By rcrampton
+1, check that carefully, seems the likely cause.

+1, check that carefully, seems the likely cause.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,543
Posted By rcrampton
Nice upgrade, thanks for sharing. Lighting on our...

Nice upgrade, thanks for sharing. Lighting on our instrument panels is really irritating. You'd think a premium motorcycle, with its premium price, could include enough lighting to actually read the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By rcrampton
I've let cars and motorcycles sit for several...

I've let cars and motorcycles sit for several months with a tank of gas and never had a problem except for a time when the tanks wasn't well sealed off. How long did it sit?

It's got to be air,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,188
Posted By rcrampton
FWIW, my hole is where the red dot is at. It was...

FWIW, my hole is where the red dot is at. It was punched rather than drilled, so no shavings.

I have had my bike sit in pouring down rain several times and never noticed any effects from water in...
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