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Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 07:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,437
Posted By DRONE
No problem! Pay me back by taking me for a ride...

No problem! Pay me back by taking me for a ride if you're ever out Seattle-way. :wave
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,077
Posted By DRONE
That would work, Vernon, except I now understand...

That would work, Vernon, except I now understand that the him is a her. That is to say Mallory the O.P. is a her. Anyway, it would be easy for her to get her own motorcycle insurance policy then...
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,236
Posted By DRONE
So you have a few hundred miles on the rig...

So you have a few hundred miles on the rig now--how's the angle iron holding up? Might be interesting to have the monkee hang his arm over the side and hold onto the angle iron as you drive through...
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By DRONE
:clap Yay! :clap

:clap Yay! :clap
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,077
Posted By DRONE
As a retired insurance agent, my first thought is...

As a retired insurance agent, my first thought is "How is this guy going to get a 3-month insurance policy with at least a $2 million liability limit covering my rig while he is using it?" This is...
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7,242
Views: 2,687,903
Posted By DRONE
Germany. Much to Davebig's surprise.

Germany. Much to Davebig's surprise.
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7,242
Views: 2,687,903
Posted By DRONE
It's pretty cool! BMW R1150GS with a 15" car...

It's pretty cool! BMW R1150GS with a 15" car wheel up front on leading links. The cargo box used to be silver and hooked to a GSPD but then the guy changed it to black when he got the 1150. Serious...
Forum: Hacks 03-29-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,437
Posted By DRONE
Sourcing M10 bolts is not the problem. It's...

Sourcing M10 bolts is not the problem. It's finding M10 tapered bushings to use with them. Moose racing makes them for ATV's. Here's a link to an eBay auction where you can get the bushings (plus...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By DRONE
There are some Harley guys I know who would pay...

There are some Harley guys I know who would pay big bucks for that sensor mod. :lol3
Forum: Hacks 03-28-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,018
Posted By DRONE
Oh, dang! My wife had already put together a...

Oh, dang! My wife had already put together a pretty good-sized list. :rofl
Forum: Hacks 03-26-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,720
Posted By DRONE
Wolfi--what a great post! I read the whole thing...

Wolfi--what a great post! I read the whole thing and even as not a mechanical guy I understood everything! :clap

My old WUMPA rig was also an 1150GS Adventure. I had an Ohlins with an external...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By DRONE
You can buy a pair of used sensors on eBay for...

You can buy a pair of used sensors on eBay for $90 or so. There are also Chinese knock-offs for about $60 /pair.
Forum: Hacks 03-24-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7,242
Views: 2,687,903
Posted By DRONE
Do you carry a flotation device? :lol3 Looks...

Do you carry a flotation device? :lol3 Looks like fun!
Forum: Hacks 03-24-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By DRONE
Claude--there started to be a number of people...

Claude--there started to be a number of people asking for money on AdvRider a few years ago and I think the mods got quite a few complaints. As a result, requests for donations are generally tagged...
Forum: Hacks 03-24-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,472
Posted By DRONE
Obviously posted by a guy who has no idea what...

Obviously posted by a guy who has no idea what forum he's in.
Forum: Hacks 03-23-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,550
Posted By DRONE
I am really seriously thinking about selling my...

I am really seriously thinking about selling my two rigs and using the funds to get DMC to build me one of them there Super-10 rigs. Fabulous!
Forum: Hacks 03-23-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,007
Posted By DRONE
Dana--nice! Any way you could keep the license...

Dana--nice! Any way you could keep the license plate?

Duncan--alive and riding! Another reason to get my ass to Sturgis. See Duncan's rig and slap DB. Don't see how I can stay away.
Forum: Hacks 03-23-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By DRONE
Mounting to the caliper mounts is almost as low...

Mounting to the caliper mounts is almost as low as you can go on those forks. (The only way to go lower would be to mount it to the axle! :D ) Which means you have the damper mounted where it will...
Forum: Hacks 03-23-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,437
Posted By DRONE
According to Bridgestone, the 130/80-17 is 24mm...

According to Bridgestone, the 130/80-17 is 24mm taller than a 130/70-17 which is close to what you'd expect by just doing the math (26mm). And yes the footprint is about 5mm narrower on the 130/80. ...
Forum: Hacks 03-23-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By DRONE
Claude got his post in there while I was...

Claude got his post in there while I was composing mine. He mentioned that you should check your ball joint. IMO, you should also look at the big bearing in the middle of the top clamp and make...
Forum: Hacks 03-23-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By DRONE
Might help to post a pic of your damper...

Might help to post a pic of your damper installation. Because the 1150RT has "right-side up" forks (the opposite of upside down forks) there really is no good place to install a conventional...
Forum: Hacks 03-23-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By DRONE
Josh--nice job getting this figured out just...

Josh--nice job getting this figured out just using that one pic from Barry. :thumb

To those who know what they're looking at, what I'm about to say is obvious. But for others it might add some...
Forum: Hacks 03-23-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,437
Posted By DRONE
Jay, before you dismiss the Achilles Economist as...

Jay, before you dismiss the Achilles Economist as having insufficient treadwear characteristics, you might try changing one of these variables in your 3700-mile road test--


don't mount it on a...
Forum: Hacks 03-23-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,437
Posted By DRONE
The BT-45 Rear mounted backwards on the front is...

The BT-45 Rear mounted backwards on the front is a favorite of the trike crowd for both wear and traction. Should perform just as well on heavier sidecar rigs (like yours) that have a front wheel...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By DRONE
Advice from the Master! Very encouraging. Thank...

Advice from the Master! Very encouraging. Thank you, Anton. I won't be able to tackle this until next week (not this week). I'll post the results.
Forum: Hacks 03-15-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7,242
Views: 2,687,903
Posted By DRONE
Well, on the other hand, you could become the...

Well, on the other hand, you could become the first adopter of Dave's Dedome mod on a waterboxer!
Forum: Hacks 03-15-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,236
Posted By DRONE
175/55-17 sounds like an Achilles Economist. ...

175/55-17 sounds like an Achilles Economist. Also available in 175/65-17. Good tire if that's what you have. Grippy and reasonably quiet.
Forum: Hacks 03-15-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,437
Posted By DRONE
That Kenda is not tubeless.

That Kenda is not tubeless.
Forum: Hacks 03-15-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By DRONE
A 4.00x18 measures out to roughly 102/95-18 but...

A 4.00x18 measures out to roughly 102/95-18 but this will vary from mfg to mfg and from model to model. It's really more of an "indication" of size rather than an actual size. That said, a 110/80...
Forum: Hacks 03-15-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7,242
Views: 2,687,903
Posted By DRONE
Xrocket, with that paint job, and considering...

Xrocket, with that paint job, and considering you're knocking around in the dry Southwest, you need 2 of these for that Rotopax mount! :D Forget about the red ones!...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By DRONE
Thanks, GS Addict. That helps a lot. The bolts...

Thanks, GS Addict. That helps a lot. The bolts all came out easy enough? You didn't need to use heat?

Now what do you mean when you say you applied a bit of sealant to the shoulder? You lost...
Forum: Hacks 03-14-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,236
Posted By DRONE
Can't wait to see what the guys with build...

Can't wait to see what the guys with build experience say about that angle iron. As a non-builder, I look at that think it can't possibly last for 5000 miles without breaking. But I'd love to see...
Forum: Hacks 03-14-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,949
Posted By DRONE
Ever ridden with a dog? Lots of issues that you...

Ever ridden with a dog? Lots of issues that you don't get with a human passenger. First, you have to stop frequently to deal with water, pee, poop, getting overheated, getting hypothermia,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By DRONE
You want to see a picture? Really? There's not...

You want to see a picture? Really? There's not much to see. Just what I said in Post #1--
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By DRONE
1100GS Crankcase leak

New to me '96 R1100GS with 17,000 miles. Started leaking oil. Cleaned it all up and the leak is coming from the seam between the left and right halves of the crankcase. Mostly towards the rear of...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By DRONE
You might be tempted to drain that right side...

You might be tempted to drain that right side hose straight down but remember what's gonna be coming out of that hose if you overfill the tank then leave the bike parked in the sun--fuel. Make sure...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,336
Posted By DRONE
Standard 1/4-inch rubber fuel hose has an outside...

Standard 1/4-inch rubber fuel hose has an outside diameter that is just smaller than the 10mm banjo. I stick a short piece in there then jam a golf tee up the middle to keep the banjo from leaking...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By DRONE
Even though the Photon Blasters pull less than...

Even though the Photon Blasters pull less than 1/2 amp, still, it's never a good idea to tap into your headlight wiring. I'd prefer to tap into the parking light with a trigger wire to a relay. ...
Forum: Hacks 03-14-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 92,564
Posted By DRONE
What are those bushes made out of? Polyethylene?

What are those bushes made out of? Polyethylene?
Forum: Hacks 03-13-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4,796
Views: 778,439
Posted By DRONE
Wow! Zipper's rig for sale again. What a nice...

Wow! Zipper's rig for sale again. What a nice road outfit.

Build thread -- HERE (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=852181)
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