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Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,272
Posted By Global Rider
No question. I rode it from the Tre Croce Domini...

No question. I rode it from the Tre Croce Domini Pass down to the town of Anfo.

The last part prior to Anfo is especially nice and twisty.
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,272
Posted By Global Rider
They are all like that and one size. Unlike the...

They are all like that and one size. Unlike the thick-dough pizzas we have that are still uncooked under all the stuff we slop on them.
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1,751
Views: 358,843
Posted By Global Rider
That web site does not even list the R80 G/S in...

That web site does not even list the R80 G/S in any of the years produced and my R80 G/S Paris Dakar never took a 30 Ah battery. It takes a 20 Ah battery in the factory original battery tray.
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,751
Views: 358,843
Posted By Global Rider
Certainly not if I had to lower myself to their...

Certainly not if I had to lower myself to their technical abilities.

I had a chance to talk to Charlie at the motorcycle show many years ago. This was just after their "guided tour".

I asked...
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 649,321
Posted By Global Rider
By the way, I am not a welder, but if the welding...

By the way, I am not a welder, but if the welding process is anything like the soldering process in electronics, clean and not contaminated is the key to any good solder joint and from the pros where...
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 649,321
Posted By Global Rider
I don't know how it would affect the welding...

I don't know how it would affect the welding process, but if it is rinsed well, it might not make a difference.

Whenever I have a rusty item or I want to remove the old yellow zinc from a part for...
Forum: EMEA 02-25-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,273
Posted By Global Rider
Strange; maybe they don't know. The Pragel,...

Strange; maybe they don't know.

The Pragel, there is another good narrow one.
Forum: EMEA 02-24-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,273
Posted By Global Rider
^ Missed that since I was running late into...

^ Missed that since I was running late into Andermatt from See and took the 19 all the way; I spent too much time stopping on the Silvretta. Plus way back then I concentrated on the passes around...
Forum: EMEA 02-24-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,273
Posted By Global Rider
Done the St. Gotthard old and new, but if you...

Done the St. Gotthard old and new, but if you want to count cul-de-sacs and cow paths, then yes.

From Disentis to Chur: boring. I wasn't referring to anything further east or to the right of the...
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,751
Views: 358,843
Posted By Global Rider
They should obsess less and go for a good ride...

They should obsess less and go for a good ride instead.

That reminds me of the president of my local BMW club saying my R65 (at the time) was a "girl's bike". :lol3 x 1000. I got to ride over more...
Forum: EMEA 02-24-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,273
Posted By Global Rider
I don't know. I'd have to get onto my other hard...

I don't know. I'd have to get onto my other hard drive to see if I have that map and if they missed posting it.

Beyond the Oberalp, Lukmanier and San Bernardino there isn't must east of there to...
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,751
Views: 358,843
Posted By Global Rider
I give up Cy...no point going on since I have...

I give up Cy...no point going on since I have zero issues with old tech batteries....that last. And who gives a hoot about battery weight in an 1150 GSA considering the bike is heavy anyways and the...
Forum: EMEA 02-24-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,273
Posted By Global Rider
In that case, been on it. That is a...

In that case, been on it.



That is a good thing, or I would not have a reason to go back for my 21st straight year.

Someone at work once asked me "why not go elsewhere for a change". He...
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,751
Views: 358,843
Posted By Global Rider
Exactly why the self discharge spec of a battery...

Exactly why the self discharge spec of a battery is utterly unimportant unless you are a battery dealer storing them on a shelf. Once they are connected to anything but an open circuit, who cares...
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1,751
Views: 358,843
Posted By Global Rider
How low? I don't know of too many with 1 or 2 mA...

How low? I don't know of too many with 1 or 2 mA current drains and lets not talk about the few that might. Most vehicles with customer installed accessories (security systems) draw lots. This is...
Forum: Europe 02-23-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 34,546
Posted By Global Rider
^ I know, some people aren't interested; others...

^ I know, some people aren't interested; others are.

Just like when I was over at a friend's place viewing their photo album and they could not remember anything about the pic when I asked. I...
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,751
Views: 358,843
Posted By Global Rider
You forgot to mention that self discharge rates...

You forgot to mention that self discharge rates are utterly unimportant considering standby current draws when connected to a vehicle (most batteries are :wink:) are warp 10 times greater.
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,073
Posted By Global Rider
Having gone to the motorcycle show, I expected to...

Having gone to the motorcycle show, I expected to see and try on an Olympia Motoquest jackets and pants. Unfortunately, none of the vendors stocked it. Special order only...they want full MSRP and...
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7,810
Views: 1,577,903
Posted By Global Rider
Are you sure you're not Scottish? :wink:

Are you sure you're not Scottish? :wink:
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7,810
Views: 1,577,903
Posted By Global Rider
He did and is now maintenance director at Aer...

He did and is now maintenance director at Aer Lingus. :lol3

Feel better now?
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7,810
Views: 1,577,903
Posted By Global Rider
And what is wrong with that gasket? It is good...

And what is wrong with that gasket? It is good for at least another thousand oil and filter changes. Man are some people tight...like a frog's a$$ and that is water tight. Simply unbelievable!

Its...
Forum: EMEA 02-19-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,273
Posted By Global Rider
Hey, at least I tell you where they are...:wink: ...

Hey, at least I tell you where they are...:wink:

Yup, like that and like the SP33 and SP73 to Lago di Sauris......
Forum: EMEA 02-19-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,273
Posted By Global Rider
Exactly, but then I have already driven all the...

Exactly, but then I have already driven all the passes many times over.

I have found and much prefer those roads that are maybe twice the width of my handlebars. You need good maps for those.
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7,810
Views: 1,577,903
Posted By Global Rider
Yup!...

Yup! (http://edelweiss.smugmug.com/Cars/Other-Porsche-Stuff/Artwork/i-Kbr7c4T/0/O/Speed%20Yellow%20993.jpg)
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7,810
Views: 1,577,903
Posted By Global Rider
1995 Carrera C2

1995 Carrera C2
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7,810
Views: 1,577,903
Posted By Global Rider
They go under the name Swish - White River...

They go under the name Swish - White River (https://swishclean.com/switchcountry.htm?Country=USA&Page=HOME%20PAGE%20F16) now.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,708
Posted By Global Rider
They have a 2-month New Years holiday? ...

They have a 2-month New Years holiday?




No worries, I also have a Fluke 88V kit and just used it the other day. The leads in it are tops. Of course it didn't go for $2.98 or $298 either.
...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7,810
Views: 1,577,903
Posted By Global Rider
Mileage as listed above, not that mileage has...

Mileage as listed above, not that mileage has anything to do with it. :wink:

My R1150 GS Adventure is on the road in the Alps for 6 to 8 weeks every summer and it looks like my R100 GS.

I'll be...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,708
Posted By Global Rider
It is why I gave them an extra 2 weeks (almost 7...

It is why I gave them an extra 2 weeks (almost 7 weeks now). I do know that it always takes longer, especially on a slow boat from China. :lol3

I didn't tick off the "I want a refund"; instead I...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7,810
Views: 1,577,903
Posted By Global Rider
I'm not telling. NSA secret! :lol3 Facto...

I'm not telling. NSA secret! :lol3

Facto AT30. Sold by the pail by Kenco in the US.
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7,810
Views: 1,577,903
Posted By Global Rider
And it'll never be for sale, except maybe in my...

And it'll never be for sale, except maybe in my estate sale unless I choose to will it to a close friend.



I like that saying. I always used another...when someone starts paying for my...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,708
Posted By Global Rider
^^ I am starting to question these low...

^^

I am starting to question these low dollar ebay items from China, and I am not questioning the quality.

Estimated delivery Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 - Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 via ChinaAirPost.
...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7,810
Views: 1,577,903
Posted By Global Rider
It already has been. But thanks to some...

It already has been. But thanks to some non-motorcycle specific specialty soaps, it cleaned up like new.
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7,810
Views: 1,577,903
Posted By Global Rider
I bought this 1990 BMW R100 GS new in October...

I bought this 1990 BMW R100 GS new in October 1991 and drove it till I parked it in 2001. Thats the trouble with buying extra motorcycles. I bought a KLR 650 as well as two R1150 GS Adventures and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,708
Posted By Global Rider
Steady Green 12.9V - 15.1V I would be...

Steady Green 12.9V - 15.1V

I would be worried.

Parked, 12.9V is fine, but not while driving...far from it. Also 15.1 V...what a great way to overcharge your battery.

Thats why these...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,708
Posted By Global Rider
Well it is one solution to wiring an LED...

Well it is one solution to wiring an LED voltmeter directly to the battery (as they should be) without needing a relay, BUT I want to be able to monitor my battery voltage without having to push a...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,641
Posted By Global Rider
Exactly! In fact, most of them do not know the...

Exactly! In fact, most of them do not know the difference between "accurate" and "precise"...having worked in a standards lab. :wink:
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,641
Posted By Global Rider
Works on my cars and all my motorcycles including...

Works on my cars and all my motorcycles including my GSes.

The Longacre digital pressure gauge with angled swivel chuck, model 50394. 0 - 60 psi. Not cheap, but then it isn't a toy. A treat to...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,009
Posted By Global Rider
Well whoever that was, we have at least one...

Well whoever that was, we have at least one person that isn't full of $hit.

The only way my Gore-Tex gear is waterproof is when I wear a rain suit over it. Why anyone would think a zipper is...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,073
Posted By Global Rider
As do so many. I could never figure out why they...

As do so many. I could never figure out why they don't at least use zippers that go half-way around or more as the Aerostich does. It matters when it gets really cold.
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