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Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 269,688
Posted By Ben Carufel
I wish I had some pics of my throttle shaft seals...

I wish I had some pics of my throttle shaft seals -- they were completely destroyed. It seems like it was worth changing them.

I ended up peening the ends of the screws, which was recommended by...
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,241
Posted By Ben Carufel
Because it's a sign of the changes that have...

Because it's a sign of the changes that have happened/are happening there...and as a consumer, it's my duty to vote with my wallet when I don't like what's happening at a business -- is it not?
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,241
Posted By Ben Carufel
That must have been at BMW of El Cajon? I heard...

That must have been at BMW of El Cajon? I heard they had marked up their i8 by $100k. I used to think they were the last good BMW dealer in town (I buy a few grand in parts from them every month for...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,581
Posted By Ben Carufel
In. Totally in. One of my best friends in the...

In. Totally in. One of my best friends in the whole world moved to Nelson with his wife about seven years ago and I've been down to visit them a handful of times. My girlfriend and I went in 2010,...
Forum: The Garage 11-05-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,241
Posted By Ben Carufel
My good friends had a CT200 which they turned in...

My good friends had a CT200 which they turned in when the lease was up and got a 2013 Jetta TDI Sportwagen. They're already sure they're going to buy the TDI after lease -- they say it's 10x the car...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 531
Views: 80,840
Posted By Ben Carufel
It's able to easily make it to Starbucks in the...

It's able to easily make it to Starbucks in the rain.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-04-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2,508
Views: 599,682
Posted By Ben Carufel
Gone.

Gone.
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2,989
Views: 560,699
Posted By Ben Carufel
Gone.

Gone.
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,308
Posted By Ben Carufel
I see you went with a true KLR style topbox!...

I see you went with a true KLR style topbox! :rofl :rofl

I'll be following along on this adventure!
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,241
Posted By Ben Carufel
DD, if it's totaled and you get a new car, look...

DD, if it's totaled and you get a new car, look closely at the 2015 Golf TDI. I just bought one last week from VW South Bay and I'm loving it. The girlfriend has a 2010 Jetta Sportwagen TDI which...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,427
Posted By Ben Carufel
Huh, neat.

Huh, neat.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-26-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,427
Posted By Ben Carufel
I went with an XL, because I wear an XL in other...

I went with an XL, because I wear an XL in other Bell helmets. However, it's slightly small -- I think I'm going to sell it on and go for a 2XL.

The helmet feels quite oval-friendly.
Forum: Airheads 10-26-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2,989
Views: 560,699
Posted By Ben Carufel
Looking for a stock /6 seat OR a Corbin...

Looking for a stock /6 seat OR a Corbin Gunfighter for a /6...

...anyone?
Forum: Old's Cool 10-23-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,427
Posted By Ben Carufel
Finally got myself a Bullitt today. Loving it --...

Finally got myself a Bullitt today. Loving it -- need to get my R60/5 back on the road so I can wear this thing around!
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,565
Posted By Ben Carufel
What makes you say that?

What makes you say that?
Forum: Airheads 10-18-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,534
Posted By Ben Carufel
Looking forward to this one!

Looking forward to this one!
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,565
Posted By Ben Carufel
I looked it up, too. :lol3

I looked it up, too. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,565
Posted By Ben Carufel
Welllllllll? How is it?

Welllllllll? How is it?
Forum: Vendors 10-15-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,465
Posted By Ben Carufel
That's because the good ones can command $1200+...

That's because the good ones can command $1200+ per day, even in this depressed market!

It's a hell of a business -- nothing like it was 10 years ago.
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,565
Posted By Ben Carufel
Mike, I posted this in your WTB advert but of...

Mike, I posted this in your WTB advert but of course it was towed out of Flea Market immediately...

I'd highly suggest you replace Jorge's headlight guard with the Cee Bailey's clear acrylic...
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2,989
Views: 560,699
Posted By Ben Carufel
Still have the '75 R75/6 for sale...would love to...

Still have the '75 R75/6 for sale...would love to have the garage space! I'm tired of wheeling her around the garage when I shift stuff around in there...

Lowered the price today to $3900.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 198,651
Posted By Ben Carufel
My dealer told me last week that the RnineT will...

My dealer told me last week that the RnineT will continue and mentioned something along the lines of waiting for the 2015s to start coming in or that they're already ordering them or something like...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 43,745
Posted By Ben Carufel
I dated an Israeli queen once. Oh wait, she...

I dated an Israeli queen once.

Oh wait, she was just a spoiled Israeli-American girl :rofl...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 157,949
Posted By Ben Carufel
That's awesome! I'm envious. I have a thing for...

That's awesome! I'm envious. I have a thing for Finnish design.
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 157,949
Posted By Ben Carufel
Cool news article. Your last name is vaguely...

Cool news article. Your last name is vaguely Finnish...one of the great Finnish designers, whose stuff I have a bunch of, was Tapio Wirkkala. Not sure where you lost that extra "k"...

On another...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 43,745
Posted By Ben Carufel
Really digging the ride report. I started reading...

Really digging the ride report. I started reading it last week while I was in Tahoe, actually.
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 124,059
Posted By Ben Carufel
What a story.

What a story.
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 269,688
Posted By Ben Carufel
I just used this kit last week. You'll also need...

I just used this kit last week. You'll also need 4x throttle shaft screws, vacuum port fiber washers (1 per side), and you might want to replace at least the floats ($20ish/each from BMW) as well as...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 2,989
Views: 560,699
Posted By Ben Carufel
I'm in for the EBC brakes, pending part numbers.

I'm in for the EBC brakes, pending part numbers.
Forum: Face plant 09-06-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,533
Posted By Ben Carufel
This is a good time to upgrade his gear! Ditch...

This is a good time to upgrade his gear! Ditch the Joe Rocket and get a Motoport jacket/pants/gloves!
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,307
Posted By Ben Carufel
Really, really enjoyed the ride report. Great...

Really, really enjoyed the ride report. Great writing and great humor. Easy to read...

Thanks for taking the time to do it.

Are you going to sell the bike in IE or store it with Martin?
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 198,651
Posted By Ben Carufel
Whoa.

Whoa.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-31-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,427
Posted By Ben Carufel
How does sizing run on the Bullitts? I wear an XL...

How does sizing run on the Bullitts? I wear an XL in other Bells (Vortex, RS1) but have a lead on a good price on a Bullitt online, I just need to figure out what size I'd translate to...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-30-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,427
Posted By Ben Carufel
Easton*

Easton*
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,636
Posted By Ben Carufel
I'm amazed I don't see these more often in the...

I'm amazed I don't see these more often in the motorcycle world. I got turned on to them probably 10 years ago. They're awesome...expensive, but worth it.
...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By Ben Carufel
It might, but I just ordered carb rebuild kits...

It might, but I just ordered carb rebuild kits and my buddy Mike V. (I think you know him) is going to pull the carbs apart and ultrasonic clean 'em before he shows me how to rebuild them...so I...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By Ben Carufel
Hey now, you sound like you know what you're...

Hey now, you sound like you know what you're doing :evil...

Any chance you're free for a few minutes this week/weekend and you like good beer?
Forum: Vendors 08-19-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 65,559
Posted By Ben Carufel
Interested in seeing it...I'd like to replace the...

Interested in seeing it...I'd like to replace the high beam on my 1150GS Adventure, was hoping for the all-in-one solution as I already did the low beam HID with ballast...and locating the ballast is...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By Ben Carufel
Gotcha, I'll measure the sag first...good...

Gotcha, I'll measure the sag first...good starting point.

I can't *fully* compress them, but it's possible to raise the front wheel about two inches using one (admittedly very strong) arm/hand.
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By Ben Carufel
OK, I left it 'till after Sunday evening. In fact...

OK, I left it 'till after Sunday evening. In fact I left it 'till Monday evening...I still can't imagine what it could be besides low fluid level (or improper viscosity)...

Best (only?) way to...
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