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Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 18,622
Posted By dceggert
I have a 1999 Electraglide Ultra Classic and it...

I have a 1999 Electraglide Ultra Classic and it is what I consider to be my 'main ride.' I commute to work on it and take it on my adventure rides as well. Like already mentioned, I wear my Aerostich...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 298,837
Posted By dceggert
Oh, a pitcher tread.... ...

Oh, a pitcher tread....

http://dceggert.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/K1200GT/i-wrVhW9v/0/M/IMGP8699-M.jpg

http://dceggert.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/K1200GT/i-xSNv9KW/1/M/IMGP8700-M.jpg
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Forum: Beasts 04-29-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,845
Posted By dceggert
I got wrapped up in the latest go around of WC...

I got wrapped up in the latest go around of WC R1200GS vs. Tiger Explorer and started to scratch my head when one set of reviews would say one thing and another set would say something else. I came...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,687
Posted By dceggert
Are you refering to the size of the bike or the...

Are you refering to the size of the bike or the engine?

I have always found that the size of the bike seems to shrink the further from home you get with it! Just like boats that seem big until...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 298,837
Posted By dceggert
K bike history

I had a 1988 K75s (my first post-400cc bike and my first BMW and when left on the side stand to cool down would fog the neighborhood for mosquitos) which was replaced with a 1994 K1100LT. The...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,998
Posted By dceggert
Yawn...been there and doing it and I can say that...

Yawn...been there and doing it and I can say that it is truely boatloads of fun! Had a 2005 GS and sold it because it did not seem to do anything real well. It did everything good but the operative...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,722
Posted By dceggert
R1150RT and other choices

The 2004 R1150RT was the first year for the dual plug engine to get rid of low speed rideability issues. The 2004 is pricier not because it was the last of the older style but because it was the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By dceggert
Xr1200

The coolest one I ever saw (besides Doug's Sportster he rode across Siberia with) was an XR1200 with knobbies, high fender, some sort of exhaust mod to allow adventure bags, and a set of bags. I...
Forum: Beasts 04-17-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8,426
Views: 1,616,696
Posted By dceggert
Hey, look at that! A young Captain Ron!

Hey, look at that! A young Captain Ron!
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,557
Posted By dceggert
When I first bought my HD Ultra Classic I was...

When I first bought my HD Ultra Classic I was appalled by the handling of the "rolling couch." Coming from a long line of BMW bikes at the time I was used to a much tighter feel with deeper lean...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,557
Posted By dceggert
HD vs. Other

My HD Ultra Classic is in no way appropriate for a new rider. However, if I want to ride from Detroit to Salt Lake City on either the highway or freeway and stop occasionally along the way to take...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,698
Posted By dceggert
I had the K1200GT in to work yesterday here in SE...

I had the K1200GT in to work yesterday here in SE Michigan. Wind or no wind, I had a BLAST. It has been way too long since the last ride... Looking forward to the rest of the season!
Forum: Regional forums 02-20-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5,618
Views: 565,882
Posted By dceggert
Just checking in...

I just checked in to see how eggy was doing since the time we spent together up here in Michigan.

While he was here last fall he kept predicting that the weather would not get cold this winter...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,488
Posted By dceggert
I see a bigger threat to the local dealer that...

I see a bigger threat to the local dealer that will not work with potential customers being the dealer on eBay that wholesales new bikes and ships them to your door. When I was considering a Yamaha...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,012,953
Posted By dceggert
The K1600's followed suit with the K1200 slant...

The K1600's followed suit with the K1200 slant 4's with the final drive on the left as well.
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,255
Views: 596,602
Posted By dceggert
It is similar to a BMW but not the same. You...

It is similar to a BMW but not the same. You push the left turnsignal button to start the left signal and then again to stop it. Same with the right. On the BMW you push a third button to cancel,...
Forum: Beasts 10-17-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 59,249
Posted By dceggert
Yup, I hear you! I think a Harley XR1200X with...

Yup, I hear you! I think a Harley XR1200X with knobbies would be a blast personally! If someone made a 'lift kit' of about 1.5" and a bash plate for it then it may be the best Adventure Tourer out...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 122,985
Posted By dceggert
This site is absolutely terrible. I just bought...

This site is absolutely terrible. I just bought one bike to add to the one I already have and now I want to go test ride an XR1200. Terrible.... :wink:
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10,788
Views: 821,971
Posted By dceggert
Okay, I have read no notes organizing a U.P....

Okay, I have read no notes organizing a U.P. ride, bike show, swap meet, group ride, trail ride, breakfast, or even coffee so there must be people that can ride this weekend. Please...someone pickup...
Forum: Regional forums 10-14-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5,618
Views: 565,882
Posted By dceggert
It's shivering already...

It's shivering already...
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,936
Posted By dceggert
Maybe a buddy is adding a cup of fuel every time...

Maybe a buddy is adding a cup of fuel every time he is over while you are not looking?

Watch out when he starts to remove a cup next and you are scratching your head as to why your FE has gone...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 27,414
Posted By dceggert
Yippie!!! Uh, aren't some of the...

Yippie!!!



Uh, aren't some of the areas on the way back a little white right now? :eek1

Maybe you could swing through Michigan and pick up the %^$# egg and take it to Alaska (link to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,012,953
Posted By dceggert
Wait until the release either way. If you decide...

Wait until the release either way. If you decide to go air cooled there will be a large quantity up for sale so their owners can buy the water cooled. They are expensive right now and will be less so...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,024
Posted By dceggert
To all the 'overloaded Harley' jokes; two up on a...

To all the 'overloaded Harley' jokes; two up on a GS with 100+ lbs of cargo is overloaded too. If there is so much litigation over overloaded Harleys maybe it is because there are so many out roaming...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,268
Posted By dceggert
+1... I don't ride a GS to work but I ride...

+1...

I don't ride a GS to work but I ride almost every day...rain or shine and somedays, like today, my K-GT is the only one in the parking lot. The Aerostich has even covered a tux once! ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,383
Posted By dceggert
You have one of those blue and white striped ones...

You have one of those blue and white striped ones don't you? That has to be the fastest looking on the planet. The paint scheme really makes it look slim too.

When I sold my GS my wife, who...
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 59,249
Posted By dceggert
Good grief...what is it about the need to have...

Good grief...what is it about the need to have your favorite bike 'win' the comparison?

Read the stuff again...carefully this time. The writers point out the strengths and weekenesses of each. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-28-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 154,836
Posted By dceggert
No front fairing or fender...not fun in the rain...

No front fairing or fender...not fun in the rain me thinks...
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 59,249
Posted By dceggert
My point, exactly, when I stated that the midwest...

My point, exactly, when I stated that the midwest of the USA is devoid of BMW or Triumph dealers. Many adventure RR's are filled with comments like 'now I need xyz part and I am 1,000 miles from a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 298,837
Posted By dceggert
Oh yea! My new to me 2006 K1200GT. Vroom! ...

Oh yea! My new to me 2006 K1200GT. Vroom!

http://dceggert.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/K1200GT/i-5kxTCFL/0/L/IMGP8694-L.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,777
Posted By dceggert
This does not seem to be limited to just...

This does not seem to be limited to just Euro-bikes. I had the pleasure of logging on to a salvage bike website and I was shocked at all the 'totalled' bikes...Ninjas and Harleys with scrapes, broken...
Forum: Beasts 09-26-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,036
Posted By dceggert
Yup, +1 on the PC800. On the owner site many are...

Yup, +1 on the PC800. On the owner site many are well over 100,000 miles.

Another option, although slightly larger but probably just as durable, would be a Gen 1 Concours. Owners report long...
Forum: Beasts 09-26-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,626
Posted By dceggert
The trails we had cut through the woods together...

The trails we had cut through the woods together were rather tight and twisty. Also, the snowfall in the woods was lighter than in the fields or ditches. It wasn't a heavy snow area we were living...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-25-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 154,836
Posted By dceggert
Dennis Quaid in "Frequency" released in 2000. ...

Dennis Quaid in "Frequency" released in 2000.

http://dceggert.smugmug.com/Travel/Motorcycle-Pictures/i-Z4TGr32/0/L/Dennis-Quaid-L.jpg
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 59,249
Posted By dceggert
No sir, the R1100 and R1150 used a full frame.

No sir, the R1100 and R1150 used a full frame.
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,415
Posted By dceggert
Yes, the primary balance is good but if there is...

Yes, the primary balance is good but if there is a firing difference between the banks then you can get vibration. The #1 reason for vibration in the BMW boxer is throttle body sync. Owners report...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,415
Posted By dceggert
Yes, you are on to what makes it smooth. The...

Yes, you are on to what makes it smooth. The V-twin and V-four are not in balance, however, but the V-twin vibration is in a line with the bike. A 45 degree V-twin is very close. The only 'V'...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,415
Posted By dceggert
The 3-cyl engine configuration is unbalanced. ...

The 3-cyl engine configuration is unbalanced. BMW added a very effective rotating counterweight to counteract the engine imbalance. The result was, indeed, one of the smoothest packages available. ...
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 59,249
Posted By dceggert
Yes, I remember when the R1200's were introduced;...

Yes, I remember when the R1200's were introduced; it was an engineering marvel. For the first time (at least for a large high volume motorcycle company) the engine became the backbone of the frame. ...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2,255
Views: 596,602
Posted By dceggert
It will, but here is another tip...Progressive...

It will, but here is another tip...Progressive 440HD shocks. I put a set on 3 years ago and cussed myself silly that I did not do this the day I bought the Ultra. The ride is THAT good. All the...
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