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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-20-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,607
Posted By Mens Rea
Excellent photos, thanks for posting. :clap ...

Excellent photos, thanks for posting. :clap

I'm in Northern California, and always seem to head up the coast whenever I can escape. I need to add some dessert trips to my itinerary.
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By Mens Rea
There are a couple of threads in the KLR only...

There are a couple of threads in the KLR only forums that address how to get past where you are. Google is your friend. Some guys have used an SV650 front caliper, others swap out the master...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-09-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By Mens Rea
If a bike has a 49 state sticker and more than...

If a bike has a 49 state sticker and more than 7,500 miles, you can register it (out-of-state bikes)

If a bike has a 50 state sticker, you are good to go.

If a bike doesn't have a US emissions...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2,347
Views: 420,971
Posted By Mens Rea
Thanks, I was curious. I've been thinking of...

Thanks, I was curious. I've been thinking of trying a turndown to replace the stock can, and full sized left case off an RT or RS.

I'm quite fond of my r1150 but sure wouldn't turn down a chance...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,548
Posted By Mens Rea
Fair enough, but I think that modern tort law is...

Fair enough, but I think that modern tort law is a backlash resulting from the doctrine of contributory negligence:

"The doctrine of contributory negligence essentially bars an accident victim...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2,347
Views: 420,971
Posted By Mens Rea
Funny, I was looking at the photo thinking "I'm...

Funny, I was looking at the photo thinking "I'm not sure about that windshield..." and then read the next few posts. :rofl

Question: what's the luggage like on the exhaust side? Do you lose space...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-12-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,432
Posted By Mens Rea
Hey Chris, Thanks for posting - good pics....

Hey Chris,

Thanks for posting - good pics. :clap

I've been grounded the last few months but made my way up there a few times at the end of the summer (from San Rafael).

Was the beach stop at...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,064
Posted By Mens Rea
I, too, have a problem with the big bikes. I see...

I, too, have a problem with the big bikes. I see nice big 'wing or victory and I think - look, another kind of bike I need to try.

I like to commute and take the occasional camping trip on my...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 28,141
Posted By Mens Rea
Interesting, and thank you. :clap

Interesting, and thank you. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 28,141
Posted By Mens Rea
Well, your avatar and CA Stu's avatar do have a...

Well, your avatar and CA Stu's avatar do have a certain resemblance. :D

Thanks for the clear explanation on defining an ambiguous term in a contract.

My question is this - is the UCC...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-15-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By Mens Rea
This guy has a great rep on the BARF: ...

This guy has a great rep on the BARF:

http://www.scottystorey.com/html/index.html

http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/

He is going to know California law, don't know if he needs to be...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-22-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 97,353
Posted By Mens Rea
GPX files are XML files, you can actually just...

GPX files are XML files, you can actually just open them and they are human-readable with a bit of practice. You may be able to just change the file extension.

Here is a link to a page on the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-25-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 502,386
Posted By Mens Rea
I'd put in a good word for this shop: ...

I'd put in a good word for this shop:

http://marinmotoworks.com/

In San Rafael, so a bit south of you, but the owner knows his stuff. I think he was at the Marin BMW dealer before they went...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-01-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By Mens Rea
"By their nature, cell phones are tracking...

"By their nature, cell phones are tracking devices. For a network to connect calls, it needs to know which cell the phone is located in. In an urban area, this narrows a phone's location to a few...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9,362
Views: 1,555,692
Posted By Mens Rea
Wow, that looks clean and sweet. Congrats. I...

Wow, that looks clean and sweet. Congrats.

I have a 91 K100rs, and i'm quite fond of it. When I tell people, they usually try to explain to me why I should think it sucks, but it is a hoot to run...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 22,275
Posted By Mens Rea
Oddly, it has the effect of making we want to try...

Oddly, it has the effect of making we want to try them all, just to see what the fuss is about.

I never wanted a sportster until I read the thread about how much they suck. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15,933
Views: 1,775,519
Posted By Mens Rea
IMHO the gen1 KLRs look MUCH better without the...

IMHO the gen1 KLRs look MUCH better without the stock fairing - that bike looks good.

I've been looking for a project thumper and hope to pick up a KLR or DR in the next few months, assuming I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15,933
Views: 1,775,519
Posted By Mens Rea
That is a fine looking bike, GWN. :clap

That is a fine looking bike, GWN. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 27,793
Posted By Mens Rea
The loud pipes sign on the front is too cool. ...

The loud pipes sign on the front is too cool.

The pie on the side needs to go, though, its emitting some some sort of discharge.
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 10,429
Posted By Mens Rea
OK, that made me laugh. I'm near SF and been...

OK, that made me laugh.

I'm near SF and been wanting a thumper. Not many low cost DRs turn up, usually low mile recent ones for $5k. I'm thinking half that for this bike. I see more +/- $2500...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,517
Posted By Mens Rea
I'm not an expert, but have been thumper...

I'm not an expert, but have been thumper shopping, so file this under 'I'm pretty sure:'

They went from the 'funduro' carb version to the FI in 2001. I don't remember reading that the water pump...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,013
Posted By Mens Rea
Thought I would put in a good word for these...

Thought I would put in a good word for these guys:

http://www.euromotoelectrics.com/

I got an HES from them when the one in my 1150r went south. No affiliation, but good price & service.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,938
Posted By Mens Rea
Exactly. That is why I left the roller bearing in...

Exactly. That is why I left the roller bearing in my order - if I cancelled, the current one is sure to be toast. By paying $45 for a bearing I apparently can get elsewhere for $12, I figure the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,938
Posted By Mens Rea
Yes, part numbers are from here:...

Yes, part numbers are from here: http://www.ascycles.com/BMW-Motorcycle-Parts-Fiche.aspx

I'll only replaced the roller bearing if it feels rough. I was working off the thread Rocky Raccoon had...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,938
Posted By Mens Rea
Funny you should post this I just order bearings...

Funny you should post this I just order bearings from A&S today - A&S pricing below, which I think is list, but no sales tax and no shipping fee for fedex ground. These are for a 2003 r1150r. I'm at...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-19-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,200
Posted By Mens Rea
Hey AJxr, enjoy your trip. I just want to second...

Hey AJxr, enjoy your trip. I just want to second Scottmac's comment on the raccoons. I was camping up on the north coast in Oct and got woken up every night to the raccoons getting into somebody's...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-12-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,286
Posted By Mens Rea
Yup, DMV website still down... Here is my...

Yup, DMV website still down...

Here is my version:

50 state bike - no milage requirement - but the bike should have the 50 state sticker on it somewhere, and they may inspect to see if it does...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,776
Posted By Mens Rea
You are getting pretty good counsel here, I have...

You are getting pretty good counsel here, I have a '91 K100RS and I'm pretty fond of it. It is a bit of a beast but fun. The motobrick site is a good resource. I was looking for a K75 when it...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2,578
Views: 295,397
Posted By Mens Rea
The exhaust, the engine case, that is one sexy...

The exhaust, the engine case, that is one sexy beast.

The new models? I hope they sell lots of them, so they are plentiful in the used market. Then I could try one... :D
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 118,388
Posted By Mens Rea
Not 100 pages, but this tread by roger 04 RT has...

Not 100 pages, but this tread by roger 04 RT has a lot of information on the fuel injection on the R bikes:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=749080

I think he now sells a mod...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 30,310
Views: 3,766,568
Posted By Mens Rea
Simba, Just for some regional perspective, that...

Simba,
Just for some regional perspective, that would be a pretty good price here in the SF Bay Area. But showing up with cash, a truck, and ramp could soften the price considerably.

I wonder...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By Mens Rea
I've got those on my K100, they are pretty nice....

I've got those on my K100, they are pretty nice. My garage space is tight and it is handy to fold them in.

My K100 had some bar end weights on it (I think they are stock) so I used a nylon bushing...
Forum: The Garage 09-19-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,459
Posted By Mens Rea
Do you guys have any tricks for safely getting...

Do you guys have any tricks for safely getting the big bikes on and off? I just got the HF lift. I working on a K100 (read: heavy!) and while it is sweet to have on the lift it is a handful getting...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 29,811
Posted By Mens Rea
How about this one?

Hey KLX guys - here is one in SF I'm thinking of checking out:

http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=439706

"I have a 93 KLX650c for sale. It has 18.3k miles on it, runs...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2,347
Views: 420,971
Posted By Mens Rea
I also tried a 23" for a while. I bought it with...

I also tried a 23" for a while. I bought it with a sargent seat and few other thing from a fellow on ibmwr who traded in his r1150 and was stripping off the extras.

I had lots of buffeting. Took...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,711
Posted By Mens Rea
OP - there is one in the ADV flea up by Sacto ...

OP - there is one in the ADV flea up by Sacto

'95 1100GS for sale near Sacramento: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=917736

worth a look - not a bad price
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 24,874
Posted By Mens Rea
I had one of those back in the day - 4 speed,...

I had one of those back in the day - 4 speed, with the floor boards. I think the Oakland Guzzi dealer would buy them after they were retired from service and re-sell them. Sold it cheap to my...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9,362
Views: 1,555,692
Posted By Mens Rea
Interesting - the 'spokes' on the rear wheel look...

Interesting - the 'spokes' on the rear wheel look really asymmetrical - yes? Wonder why...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2,347
Views: 420,971
Posted By Mens Rea
live2offroad, what parts did you use and where...

live2offroad, what parts did you use and where did you get them? I want to run a full-size left case and found this thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=905818

And MIXR,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-20-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,064
Posted By Mens Rea
Hey Rockcat, Thank you for the thoughtful...

Hey Rockcat,

Thank you for the thoughtful post, and the picture. I saw the initial thread on BARF and was glad when the rider turned up, and then to find out about his death was sad indeed.
...
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