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by riceburner
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: Inside BMW’s Mighty 110-Cubic-Inch “Big Boxer”
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

Re: Inside BMW’s Mighty 110-Cubic-Inch “Big Boxer”

hmm - no telelever bearing points. :( Actually, there's hope for commercial 1800 Telelever model - if Revival's engineering and coordination with BMW was valid. https://cdn.motor1.com/images/mgl/W31A6/s3/revival-cycles-birdcage-bmw-9.jpg ooo - interesting!! I hope they build a large-tourer around t...
by riceburner
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: Inside BMW’s Mighty 110-Cubic-Inch “Big Boxer”
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

Re: Inside BMW’s Mighty 110-Cubic-Inch “Big Boxer”

hmm - no telelever bearing points. :(
by riceburner
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: R-Nine-T PURE
Replies: 3
Views: 1443

Re: R-Nine-T PURE

only thing missing from this is the telelever. but its still a beauty. 8) That's the killer for me. I'm so used to Telelever now that every bike I ride with telescopic forks feels unstable and bouncy. The only bike I've ridden that I liked in that regard is the R1200RS with Live Active Suspension -...
by riceburner
Tue May 05, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Back tire rim has a leaky dent
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: Back tire rim has a leaky dent

My Rockstar that was purchased 4 years ago had a dent on the back wheel at the time of purchase. It was never an issue. I replaced the tire a year ago and every once in a while I would hear the tire air come out and then it would stop. It rarely ever happened. All i did was check the tire pressure,...
by riceburner
Tue May 05, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: My R of 13 yrs has a new owner. And me a 2005 RT.
Replies: 17
Views: 1878

Re: My R of 13 yrs has a new owner. And me a 2005 RT.

Bogdan wrote:Congratulations on your new relationship. But isn't all that RT plastic bad for the planet ?



At least it's not 'single-use'
by riceburner
Tue May 05, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: sykospain ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Re: sykospain ?

I'm not aware of any other fora he might be on so don't know.

He might even be working - IIRC he does voice-over work or something similar - I daresay that might be picking up at the moment.
by riceburner
Tue May 05, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Plug Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1150

Re: Plug Problems

remove the spark plug (which you need to do anyway to remove compression), and slide a long screwdriver in there - rotate the bike and watch the screwdriver be pushed out as the piston rises in the cylinder. When the screwdriver stops moving..... you're at TDC. Simple, easy, non-invasive. :) (easier...
by riceburner
Mon May 04, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: My R of 13 yrs has a new owner. And me a 2005 RT.
Replies: 17
Views: 1878

Re: My R of 13 yrs has a new owner. And me a 2005 RT.

Found a deal I could not pass on. A 2005 RT with 44K and garage kept. Well well (alot) below all the book values. Plus it had some equipment the owner wasn't even aware of. Ztechnic exhaust, Signalminder, hyperlites, new Michelin Pilot 4's etc. In the past I had dismissed the thought of an RT becau...
by riceburner
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Slight hesitation from tickover as you open throttle
Replies: 7
Views: 1636

Re: Slight hesitation from tickover as you open throttle

My first thought would be fuel flow.
by riceburner
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Starter motor whine
Replies: 15
Views: 1979

Re: Starter motor whine

Is it more of a screech AFTER the engine has caught?? If so then your clutch slave cylinder and the associated bearing may need replacing. DAMHIK. Yes, it's certainly AFTER the engine has caught and having released the starter button. I'd still describe it as a whine rather than a screech though. I...
by riceburner
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Starter motor whine
Replies: 15
Views: 1979

Re: Starter motor whine

Is it more of a screech AFTER the engine has caught??
If so then your clutch slave cylinder and the associated bearing may need replacing. DAMHIK.
by riceburner
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Good Time to Ride
Replies: 16
Views: 2514

Re: Good Time to Ride

Both self organized and with a company. The wife of one of the riders from our local group is Laotian. She helped us organize the route and places to stay in Laos. She contracted with a local Thai organizer who rented us the bikes and helped us get across the border from Thailand to Laos. The Thai ...
by riceburner
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Good Time to Ride
Replies: 16
Views: 2514

Re: Good Time to Ride

I got back from a Laos motorcycle trip this last Wednesday. I left for Asia before everything went crazy.... And I think I was safer in Laos than the San Francisco Bay area. Now I'm sheltered in place but was going to self quarantine anyway. The ride was on Honda 250 dirt bikes going through southe...
by riceburner
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Good Time to Ride
Replies: 16
Views: 2514

Re: Good Time to Ride

Went shopping this evening.... No eggs, no pasta, no tp, no rice, no tea, very little cereal, very little shower gel (wtf?). In the UK the shops are holding back stock so the panic buyers don't clear them out. Just means that sensible people can't get their normal weekly shop. I'm now trying to get ...
by riceburner
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Motorcycle Related Podcast
Replies: 19
Views: 1643

Re: Motorcycle Related Podcast

When it comes to audio technology I must confess I am a few cards shy of a full deck.LOL I've watched a few YouTube videos on this topic of recording from Skype, phone, etc. but I feel like I've made a major breakthrough being able to record from the phone and get a reasonably good track. To do Sky...
by riceburner
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Ztechnik Engine Guards Will Fit Dual Spark Engines
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: Ztechnik Engine Guards Will Fit Dual Spark Engines

Interesting..was this cover different from the tupperware guards? Yes - it was just a small cover that utilised a threaded hole in the head on the other side of the plughole. It was simple a small mug-cover to prevent the plug-cap being covered in gunge and water. I suspect that a lot of them would...
by riceburner
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Ztechnik Engine Guards Will Fit Dual Spark Engines
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: Ztechnik Engine Guards Will Fit Dual Spark Engines

I guess the title says it all, but I wanted to point out that the Z7105 Ztechnik Engine Guards do in fact fit on the Dual Spark Engines. I had a pretty good feeling they would, even though Ztechnik states "Will not work on 2003-2004 models with Dual Spark motor", as the only difference is...
by riceburner
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Motorcycle Related Podcast
Replies: 19
Views: 1643

Re: Motorcycle Related Podcast

Riceburner! Are you kidding?!? I would LOVE to have non-US riders on the show. When you come to the states in May, just ring me up and we can arrange a time slot where you can phone in and do an interview. It only takes about 15 or 20 minutes to lay down some recording tracks. The rest I do in post...
by riceburner
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How was your day?
Replies: 19
Views: 1204

Re: How was your day?

You can get around that with a VPN. (Which is exactly what I used occasionally to watch BBC iPlayer whilst sojourning in France last year). James you're a genius. Recently subscribed to VPN since I connect to public WiFi while traveling. But I did not consider the location-based power. Just confirm...
by riceburner
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How was your day?
Replies: 19
Views: 1204

Re: How was your day?

Was just looking for MotoGP info on NBC Sports... nothing yet for Gold package subscription. They have quite a number of specialty sports and race series, and I'm expecting they will add MotoGP in similar fashion. Only problem: while NBC advertises these subscriptions as "Watch Anywhere",...

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