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Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2008, 06:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,722
Posted By Photoguy
Great bike...I have one too in the same color. ...

Great bike...I have one too in the same color.

There's an 1150r discussion board that's got a lot of great information and some pretty helpful guys.

Also, fwiw boxer engines sound a little...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2008, 03:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By Photoguy
Congrats on the great looking bike! Dealer...

Congrats on the great looking bike!

Dealer service can get expensive (for any bike). You might want to pick up a manual and consider doing at least some of the basic stuff yourself.
Forum: The Garage 09-26-2008, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,095
Posted By Photoguy
Tie down around the outer tire, cinched down...

Tie down around the outer tire, cinched down tight to *squeeze* the tire? Plus a lot of air to set the bead. Works for me when i'm changing lawn tractor tires that have a lot of extra play in them.
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6,069
Views: 2,626,658
Posted By Photoguy
Thanks. Winter is a different story. 3 cars and...

Thanks.
Winter is a different story. 3 cars and a m/c or 2, snowblower, kids bikes, etc.,etc... all jammed in.
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6,069
Views: 2,626,658
Posted By Photoguy
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/Gary_T/_MG_9...

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/Gary_T/_MG_9578.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2008, 11:19 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 44,108
Posted By Photoguy
Another one here... ...

Another one here...

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/Gary_T/BMW.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By Photoguy
...and quite a few that run their R1150R's with...

...and quite a few that run their R1150R's with only a JC Whiney shorty pipe. Saves a bunch of weight and makes it sould a little different.
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By Photoguy
Just a heads up.. There's a severe shortage...

Just a heads up..

There's a severe shortage of dirt riding (legal) opportunities in the Boston area! I'm 20 miles North of the city and have been riding in the dirt since the late 60's and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2008, 04:50 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 58,123
Posted By Photoguy
I had virtually the same bike...a '66 that I had...

I had virtually the same bike...a '66 that I had through highschool (1969). the only changes i made were to take the handlebars off and beat them with a hammer until they flattened out like my...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By Photoguy
You'll do just fine. Spend a little time...

You'll do just fine.

Spend a little time learning how to get it up on the centerstand after you get it, it'll be worth the effort.
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,118
Posted By Photoguy
My 96 850 was far from a dog. Handled well, very...

My 96 850 was far from a dog. Handled well, very smooth motor and had more than adequate power for 2-up interstate riding. Never tried it off road though:eek1
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,118
Posted By Photoguy
I'd bet you'd be happy with either. I...

I'd bet you'd be happy with either.

I might go for the lower mileage bike (850) just cause it's lower mileage.
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2008, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,145
Posted By Photoguy
I think it might be on the high side. I recently...

I think it might be on the high side. I recently picked up an '02 1150R with under 10K miles for the same price.

Nice looking bike though and the cases add to the value by a couple of hundred imo.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,373
Posted By Photoguy
From the October issue of Rider magazine...p.78. ...

From the October issue of Rider magazine...p.78.

The oxygen sensor plays the most important role in determining mixture. The cat, if I remember correctly, is a matrix type and would keep any...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2008, 08:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,373
Posted By Photoguy
Yup...that's the way to go.

Yup...that's the way to go.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,373
Posted By Photoguy
There's a discussion over at r1150r.net about...

There's a discussion over at r1150r.net about removing the muffler and replacing it with a shorty straight pipe. Evidently, the required back pressure is derived from teh cat and the muffler is not...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,038
Posted By Photoguy
I bought an 850 new in 96, kept it for 4 years...

I bought an 850 new in 96, kept it for 4 years before selling. Never had any issues and it was an all around great bike. Currently have an 1150R and while it's been a while since I've had the 850, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2008, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,810
Posted By Photoguy
I don't know many of them, but Rusty in parts...

I don't know many of them, but Rusty in parts sure is.
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By Photoguy
I made the transition from a JR 50 to a trials...

I made the transition from a JR 50 to a trials bike for my son...GasGas 50. Don't know if you've considered the sport of trials, but it's a really kid friendly environment and can be a great...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 225,969
Posted By Photoguy
Beta Alp 200. Essentially a DR 200 with some...

Beta Alp 200. Essentially a DR 200 with some changes.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/Gary_T/IMG_7970.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By Photoguy
FWIW, I leave my battery tender connected year...

FWIW, I leave my battery tender connected year round with no ill effect. Much of the year (Oct-May) the bike sits without any use whatsoever. The only thing I do differently than what you've...
Forum: Trials 05-15-2008, 04:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,961
Posted By Photoguy
Not doubting you but my experience was a little...

Not doubting you but my experience was a little different. When i was thinking of plating my GasGas 280 trials bike, I took it to 3 different m/c shops to ask about inspections and each said the same...
Forum: Trials 05-14-2008, 12:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,961
Posted By Photoguy
I looked into this a few years ago but go...

I looked into this a few years ago but go discouraged...Couldn't find a safety inspection station that would inspect a 2 stroke.

Street legal in Europe for sure. In the states there might be a...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 22,175
Posted By Photoguy
There's a little more support/protection in the...

There's a little more support/protection in the Alpinestars No Stop boot, also made for trials. Comes in black.

I wore the Gaerne's for a few years riding trials but changed to the Alpinestars...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2008, 06:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,041
Posted By Photoguy
+1...should be all you need. Also, fwiw, once...

+1...should be all you need. Also, fwiw, once you've reached a comfort level with standing on the pegs it'll open up a whole new level of off-road riding. IMO, body english is a big part of riding...
Forum: Trials 05-05-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,236
Posted By Photoguy
Jim Snell can get you a new one. Shame is that...

Jim Snell can get you a new one. Shame is that most people take them off and throw them in a corner never to be seen again! If there's any trials forums left, it might be a good place to post a WTB...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By Photoguy
Can't offer advice on your carriers but know of...

Can't offer advice on your carriers but know of someone that had great service and price shipping Forward Air. Brought the mc to the airport, loaded it into one of their containers secured with...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2008, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8,478
Views: 1,142,568
Posted By Photoguy
At the risk of being a one trick pony...(new guy...

At the risk of being a one trick pony...(new guy here and I've already posted this pic in a 2 other threads...) thought some might like to see a distant cousin to the DR 200. Here's my Beta Alp. Beta...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2008, 05:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,447
Posted By Photoguy
This might be totally impractical (but hey...it's...

This might be totally impractical (but hey...it's the internet!)... hop on a trials bike for a couple of days at Trials Training Center in TN
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,830
Posted By Photoguy
Measure the current chain as a good guide...or...

Measure the current chain as a good guide...or buy a long one and a chain breaker (these can be had for very short money).

I didn't mention earlier but this looks like a great candidate for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,825
Posted By Photoguy
Ian- Is that a positive endorsement of the new...

Ian- Is that a positive endorsement of the new model? I recall riding a SherpaT and thinking it was a beast!!
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,830
Posted By Photoguy
Forgot to add that the most difficult part may be...

Forgot to add that the most difficult part may be removing and installing the grips. Here's a link to the procedure...
http://dirtrider.automotive.com/13578/141-0308-grips/index.html

Grip glue...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,830
Posted By Photoguy
The throttle comes apart with only a couple of...

The throttle comes apart with only a couple of allen bolts. I didn't dig far on Google, but here's a primer on the process:
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,830
Posted By Photoguy
Those look like stock steel bars on there and its...

Those look like stock steel bars on there and its hard to see what's going on with the throttle tube end. I would think any aftermarket bars would be a good deal lighter? As far as the throttle...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2008, 08:23 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 97,441
Posted By Photoguy
Sure are some nice looking bikes in here...let me...

Sure are some nice looking bikes in here...let me throw mine on the pile.
2000 Beta Alp 200.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b77/Gary_T/IMG_7968-Edit.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2008, 07:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,830
Posted By Photoguy
Jeff Fredette is "Mr. KDX" check out his site,...

Jeff Fredette is "Mr. KDX" check out his site, maybe there's some useful information for you.

http://frpoffroad.com/kdxposed/
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,825
Posted By Photoguy
Great tips Ian. Need to get a few more ex-trials...

Great tips Ian. Need to get a few more ex-trials guys on board with the idea!
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2008, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,724
Posted By Photoguy
Try the Alpinestars No Stop. I've got a pretty...

Try the Alpinestars No Stop. I've got a pretty wide foot an calf as well and these offer plenty of room in both areas. IMO, they also offer a little more support than the Gaerne's which I thought...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,825
Posted By Photoguy
Thanks for the link Ian...those pictures look...

Thanks for the link Ian...those pictures look like a lot of fun. That's the most Alps I've ever seen in one gathering! In fact, the first picture i opened had 2!! Nothing like that in these parts...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,825
Posted By Photoguy
I got mine with the help of the Beta importer in...

I got mine with the help of the Beta importer in Vermont...well actually he located one for me from a dealer in Arizona. I was pretty familiar with the Beta trials bikes from riding in a local...
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