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by wncbmw
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: Hungry Mother Ride 2018, Marion, Va
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

Re: Hungry Mother Ride 2018, Marion, Va

I got a site some months ago. Looking forward to another weekend at Hungry Mother! We do need to find a breakfast plate, without golden arches!
by wncbmw
Sat May 19, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: BEAKSTER BASH XV LaVale, Md May 16-20, 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3137

Re: BEAKSTER BASH XV LaVale, Md May 16-20, 2018

We’ve had several roads washed out or flooded here, including Interstate 26 being closed. Some landslides around also. The back roads are full of gravel and mud. I hated missing this but it turns out there was much to do getting ready for company for wedding tomorrow, so it was a good thing I stayed...
by wncbmw
Wed May 16, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: BEAKSTER BASH XV LaVale, Md May 16-20, 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3137

Re: BEAKSTER BASH XV LaVale, Md May 16-20, 2018

Looks like I am reluctantly backing out of this. With the flooding we are having here and along our projected back road route to the Bash, the road conditions will be horrible for the ride up tomorrow. I don't mind riding in the rain, Lord knows, we have done that at other Bashes, but with my limite...
by wncbmw
Sun May 06, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: BEAKSTER BASH XV LaVale, Md May 16-20, 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3137

Re: BEAKSTER BASH XV LaVale, Md May 16-20, 2018

Not much response! Doc, SteveK, Yong, Chew (I think) and me? I’m sure there are more coming.
by wncbmw
Wed May 02, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: BEAKSTER BASH XV LaVale, Md May 16-20, 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3137

Re: BEAKSTER BASH XV LaVale, Md May 16-20, 2018

Yong - we will barely overlap, since I have to leave early Saturday morning but look forward to seeing you!

Vann
by wncbmw
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Bike Value and Upgrades
Replies: 33
Views: 1521

Re: Bike Value and Upgrades

If you want the full size bag on the left, you have to lower the exhaust, or do what many of us did and take off the muffler and replace it with a chrome tip. The sound is deeper but not too loud and most people can ride with you all day and not notice the noise difference. Scratched bags can be res...
by wncbmw
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Final Drive flush
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Final Drive flush

As long as you don't drain it to find it looking like metal soup (meaning a new final drive!), you are fine.

Been there, done that.
by wncbmw
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Bike Value and Upgrades
Replies: 33
Views: 1521

Re: Bike Value and Upgrades

I got nearly $3,000 when I sold my '02 with 89,000 miles after 15 years of ownership. I thought it was a bargain.

It gave me a lot of pleasure and that is what you are paying for. Improvements only add to the pleasure if done right.

But a bike is not an investment. No bike is.
by wncbmw
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: How do you handle stopping on an uphill slope?
Replies: 31
Views: 1084

Re: How do you handle stopping on an uphill slope?

Where are you supposed to go if you detect an oncoming vehicle? Unless you the first in line there is no place to go, and if you bolt out into an intersection!! You know Kirby, not all old-timers necessarily agree with you! I am preparing to sign up of Social Security soon myself and I still conten...
by wncbmw
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: How do you handle stopping on an uphill slope?
Replies: 31
Views: 1084

Re: How do you handle stopping on an uphill slope?

As to the original question - yes, leave the bike in gear on a hill! One less thing to coordinate!
by wncbmw
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: How do you handle stopping on an uphill slope?
Replies: 31
Views: 1084

Re: How do you handle stopping on an uphill slope?

Unless I have a safety factor of several cars behind me at a light, (stopped!) I leave the bike in gear and far enough off the rear of the vehicle in front of me to have an escape route. As to the rarity of it saving you, it only takes once and I have had my time. I was 2nd in line, checked my mirro...
by wncbmw
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: BEAKSTER BASH XV LaVale, Md May 16-20, 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3137

Re: BEAKSTER BASH XV LaVale, Md May 16-20, 2018

I’m in! Will have to leave Saturday but I’ll make for that by coming Thursday! I’ll make reservations this week.

Thanks Doc!
by wncbmw
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Change a tire yourself?
Replies: 13
Views: 532

Re: Change a tire yourself?

I personally know of folks who rode off from 'routine' maintenance and have had brake calipers fall off or wheels get loose because the lug nuts were not tightened correctly. Had a wheel nearly come off our car for the same reason after a 'professional' rotation. Twice! So I was not just repeating i...
by wncbmw
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Change a tire yourself?
Replies: 13
Views: 532

Re: Change a tire yourself?

Pay someone to do it right. I have heard many more horror stories of incorrect tire installation from shop "professionals" installations than owner installed tires. A professional just means you get paid to do it, not that you are good at it. (think ladies of the evening! ;) ) But as othe...
by wncbmw
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Expected range of mileage on dry clutch and signals it's time to replace?
Replies: 22
Views: 980

Re: Expected range of mileage on dry clutch and signals it's time to replace?

Around 67,000 miles. Found out the 2nd final drive bearing was shot at the same time. Not a good day!
by wncbmw
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Expected range of mileage on dry clutch and signals it's time to replace?
Replies: 22
Views: 980

Re: Expected range of mileage on dry clutch and signals it's time to replace?

I had the transmission pulled on my recently departed '02 1150R to check things out. The clutch was still within spec.

The splines and input shaft however was almost toast! :x
by wncbmw
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: How high of an RPM range do you ride at?
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: How high of an RPM range do you ride at?

Wayne - pretty much the same for both! :D

Although, honestly, the new ride is smoother, once I got used to it.
by wncbmw
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: How high of an RPM range do you ride at?
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: How high of an RPM range do you ride at?

Just cruising around, between 3 and 4K, trying not to lug the engine. On a nice twisty mountain road, it seldom gets below 4,000, getting close to redline often. Between the torque and engine braking, you can ride for miles without hitting the gear shift or the brake! :) That's fun riding!
by wncbmw
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Are groin injuries in motorcycle accidents common?
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Are groin injuries in motorcycle accidents common?

I wore one for many years behind the plate as a catcher. Took it off as soon as I could! Think I'll pass!
by wncbmw
Wed May 31, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Tire Time
Replies: 34
Views: 1258

Re: Tire Time

Regardless of the put down of Michelins further up, their Pilot Road 3 and now 4 have given me good service, wet or dry. I've ridden in rain so hard, cars were pulling over! :P Mileage, I'm no indicator for any brand. In 14 years on the R, never got more than 7 or 8k out of a rear or 9k out of a fro...

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