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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 06:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,134
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I have an 08. Several recalls, had to have a...

I have an 08. Several recalls, had to have a warranty final drive seal, tuning and tires. 50000 miles and like the others, the bike has been flawless
Forum: Hacks 07-24-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 401,088
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Once the wheel was torqued appropriately, no more...

Once the wheel was torqued appropriately, no more problem. However, Im certainly glad Ural agreed with you. :-) and replaced the whole wheel and assembly
Forum: Hacks 07-24-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 401,088
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
You havent been to a. Harley dealer lately... I...

You havent been to a. Harley dealer lately... I have no idea of what Harley would charge you for a bike with a leading link, sachs shocks and a sidecar. Alls I know is that it would cost more than...
Forum: Hacks 07-24-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 401,088
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Its always interesting, different experiences,...

Its always interesting, different experiences, different people. My Ural was assembled incorrectly and the chair wheel was loose. I really didnt notice it until the first service. I completed...
Forum: Hacks 07-21-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 401,088
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I ride mine hard, sos I can break stuff under...

I ride mine hard, sos I can break stuff under warranty.
Forum: Hacks 07-21-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 401,088
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Sisterville ferry at the bottom of OH 800. Part...

Sisterville ferry at the bottom of OH 800. Part of a route south I learned here on ADVrider. Came in handy with a bike that doesnt do freeways.
Forum: Hacks 07-20-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 401,088
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/21/adunu4yg.jpghow...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/21/adunu4yg.jpghow did I make it without sucking a valve.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,579
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Worse yet, I have 50000 trouble free miles on my...

Worse yet, I have 50000 trouble free miles on my GS.... Its like I made a deal with Satan... And I just took a 1700 mile trip on my Ural, and it didnt break either.
Forum: Hacks 07-05-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 401,088
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Don't buy one of these pieces of garbage and ride...

Don't buy one of these pieces of garbage and ride it 2000 miles in 5 days... You'll have too much fun and have father daughter moments in pretty...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,076
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
It doesnt bother me and in an actuarial sense its...

It doesnt bother me and in an actuarial sense its true. If you ride far enough you will crash. Now, the thing is i dont believe thats the worst thing in the universe. Ive ridden until I crashed...
Forum: Hacks 05-14-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 401,088
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I hate to feed the troll , too but this is...

I hate to feed the troll , too but this is absolutely true. My first rig was a BMW R75/6... the best motorcycle ever built, but the velorex chair was a suckasaurus and it didnt have a leading link....
Forum: Hacks 03-17-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,024
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
There we go, thanks. That will get them clean,...

There we go, thanks. That will get them clean, which is the goal.
Forum: Hacks 03-14-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,024
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I like simichrome but its a spot polish. Now I...

I like simichrome but its a spot polish. Now I know they're stainless I'm just going to steel wool it

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Forum: Hacks 03-14-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,024
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
My Ural looks very nice. The new one leaks not a...

My Ural looks very nice. The new one leaks not a drop of anything and I wash off mud with a hose and s100 and a leaf blower.

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Forum: Hacks 03-14-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,024
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Sorry, no more, its a 2012. I havent changed my...

Sorry, no more, its a 2012. I havent changed my profile
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/14/aryme9uj.jpg
Forum: Hacks 03-14-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,024
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I like the look of stainless exhaust. Im not...

I like the look of stainless exhaust. Im not looking for shine, Ive ridden beemers my whole life :-). But I need to clean them thoroughly or they 'll rust.
Forum: Hacks 03-13-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,024
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Actually guys I've punished the bike all winter. ...

Actually guys I've punished the bike all winter. So I ride it for intended purpose. Doesn't mean I'm not going to clean it up every spring. I think I'll break out the stainless wheel cleaner and...
Forum: Hacks 03-06-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,024
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
OK, now for the stupidest ural question ever

1. First the good news. My new ural runs great. It always seems to vent a bit of final drive fluid... But whatcha gonna do. Its held up good through the Ohio winter. The sidecar is getting a...
Forum: Hacks 01-18-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,055
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Yes, bundled in ski gear, a heated jacket and...

Yes, bundled in ski gear, a heated jacket and over jacket and scarf!
Forum: Hacks 01-17-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,055
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Cuz now i ride non...

Cuz now i ride non stophttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/18/ebenudyj.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-17-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2,186
Views: 810,099
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/18/ynybamum.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/18/ynybamum.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/18/uberu2a3.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/18/uqyvegeh.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 17,551
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I do my own maintenance. i can tell you from...

I do my own maintenance. i can tell you from experience, that working on all my GSes has been easier than the work on my hondas, Suzukis, triumphs, KTMs, Yamahas, kawasakis, harley Davidsons.... I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 17,551
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Now, dont be mean. I live in cleveland, and ride...

Now, dont be mean. I live in cleveland, and ride year round... i only have time for about 10000 miles a year... On the GS, about 2000 miles a year on the Ural.

Funny, but my unreliable, non...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 17,551
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Exactly my point. I think its a strong bike. ...

Exactly my point. I think its a strong bike. 15 years, 125,000 miles, it will be all duct tape and faded plastic.

Now, its probably not important, the typical rider (you seem to take offense,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 17,551
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I like them all. Honda makes very reliable and...

I like them all. Honda makes very reliable and very boring motorcycles. I love the FJR, if i wasnt 6'2", i might ride one... OK, they're boring too. I love the vstrom. if i want a cheaply built...
Forum: Hacks 10-14-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,055
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
This weekend was a 200 mile odyssey to a friends...

This weekend was a 200 mile odyssey to a friends firehouse for dinner. Madeline was rewarded by being able to try on full lockout.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/14/ynu8asas.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 10-09-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,055
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/09/5ynysynu.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/09/5ynysynu.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/09/hy5u8yvu.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/09/aryrunyb.jpg

even a pic of ole 98, in a better place now, with...
Forum: Hacks 10-06-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,055
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Reasons why you should buy a Ural

So, I have my first 500 miles out of the way with the new ural. Here are my observations.

There is nothing wrong with the front end. With the sachs shocks it is a good thing

The motor is......
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 102,707
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Almost 50 k on my 2008. No issues.

Almost 50 k on my 2008. No issues.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,746
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
No. But i still love mine :-). As a...

No.

But i still love mine :-). As a financial investment, it sucks. As a bike, it is perfection.
Forum: Hacks 09-20-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I got tired of wrenching on my 98 tourist. It is...

I got tired of wrenching on my 98 tourist. It is up for grabs (seperate thread:norton)
Forum: Hacks 09-20-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
WooHoo. A brand new patrol

Ive paid my dues with two wrench and go rigs... Here's my daughter with our brand spankin new patrol
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/21/8yzy3eny.jpg
Forum: Hacks 07-24-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,357
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Actually, we'll be on there, I hate the fairing...

Actually, we'll be on there, I hate the fairing and will want a proper head light and turn signal and want to be made whole on shipping... that's it! So if it works out I will let you know.
Forum: Hacks 07-22-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,357
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I appreciate all the input. I think a little...

I appreciate all the input. I think a little spec for a new valve job I appropriate. I hate the fairing, but love the bike, its gorgeous, at least in photos.

I certainly don't care about off...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,889
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Reading this, Im glad I do my own maintenance,...

Reading this, Im glad I do my own maintenance, for the most part.

I just want to give a shout to two dealers who are way cool, and you should use them.... It sounds like many of you could ride to...
Forum: Hacks 07-22-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,357
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I need some help with buying a rig

I am looking at purchasing a rig and getting rid of my Ural.

http://toledo.craigslist.org/mcy/3921949240.html

1. No mods, don't move this Im not posting a great deal on Craigslist, nor is...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,680
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
That's exactly it, anyone who complains about the...

That's exactly it, anyone who complains about the suspension on the GS had better start by specing out the tractor engine that came with it :rofl

The just ridiculously bad seat :rofl

Alloy...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,680
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Yup, some of us might not be able to go on...

Yup, some of us might not be able to go on eloquently about how much they know about motorcycle suspensions. I spent my time learning how to ride the motorcycle under me. So, I spent a bunch of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,015
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
I have been through a set of trail attacks (the...

I have been through a set of trail attacks (the best wearing tire I ever had) Anakees, Tourance EXPs and Tourances.

The trail attacks did not inspire confidence. I cannot say they were bad...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,082
Posted By Mr.Efficiency
Well, I work out to about $300 an hour and it...

Well, I work out to about $300 an hour and it took me about 20 minutes to order my tools and I tossed them in the bottom of a 40 liter pannier. No worries and about a hundred bucks saved. And I...
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