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by MThomas
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade!
Topic: FS: Black naked 2004 R1150r 31k miles, $3200, Alexandria Virginia
Replies: 0
Views: 1323

FS: Black naked 2004 R1150r 31k miles, $3200, Alexandria Virginia

Update: This bike is now at EU BMW in Alexandria, call them with inquiries. If pictures don't appear in this post type in 1150 in the Northern Virginia Craigslist motorcycle listings to see pictures. Price on there is $3500 which I feel is a fair price but for members here the price is $3200. Mileag...
by MThomas
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: R115OR
Topic: Access to battery terminals? USB outlet wiring & mounting.
Replies: 19
Views: 2243

Re: Access to battery terminals? USB outlet wiring & mounting.

You should have a power plug by the starter on the left side. It shouldn't be very difficult to make a plug in power terminal. I don't believe that is stock. I had to have my access plug put in. Removing the tank isn't that bad as long as it's not for purposes of charging or jumping the bike. For t...
by MThomas
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: R115OR
Topic: Advice please! On 2004 R1150R
Replies: 22
Views: 3186

Re: Advice please! On 2004 R1150R

Agree with all the praises above on reliability. Disagree that it's too powerful to be a starter bike. The exact same model was my starter bike. IMHO the smoothness of the throttle is much easier to handle than the jerkiness of other bikes. I think price-wise you should be able to do better. Look at...
by MThomas
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: Replacement parts for R1200C still being made?
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Replacement parts for R1200C still being made?

I'm considering an R1200C since I prefer the cruiser style look and posture but I'm hearing that, for one, the gas tank is irreplaceable.
Obviously I don't want to be at the mercy of eBay for parts so is the gas tank unavailability the case and what other parts are no longer being made for the R1200C?
by MThomas
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: R115OR
Topic: How to determine which hose goes to which port when replacing gas tank?
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: How to determine which hose goes to which port when replacing gas tank?

One is a drain line from the rim around the gas cap and the other is a vapor line from the charcoal canister. Blow on one of the tubes with the gas cap open and feel for air escaping from the small drain hole in the filler's rim. That tube just drains to the ground. And if you then seal the gas cap...
by MThomas
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: R115OR
Topic: How to determine which hose goes to which port when replacing gas tank?
Replies: 3
Views: 803

How to determine which hose goes to which port when replacing gas tank?

The gas lines are easy since one goes one direction, the other goes the opposite direction.
However there are two hoses that just slide onto adapters and I forgot to notate which came from which on the gas tank.
Is there any way to determine this? I don't even know what those hoses are :-o
by MThomas
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Cycle gear says all snell helmets have same impact absorption
Replies: 0
Views: 1077

Cycle gear says all snell helmets have same impact absorption

I bought my RPHA 10 PRO (and HJC product) because it had the most peripheral vision. I'm curious to know if there's a shock absorbency rating on helmets? I know on boxing headgears, the top ten brand uses bayflex padding which is far more absorbent than other brands. Is cycle gear correct in that al...
by MThomas
Mon May 07, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Which colors would you buy a bike in?
Replies: 0
Views: 1211

Which colors would you buy a bike in?

Check off the colors you'd consider ...
by MThomas
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Waterproof pants that aren't overpants
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Re: Waterproof pants that aren't overpants

Was ready to place an order, same sizing problem, these dam short legs
by MThomas
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Waterproof pants that aren't overpants
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Re: Waterproof pants that aren't overpants

https://www.revzilla.com/waterproof-motorcycle-pants#page=1&sort=featured&limit=96&facets%5B%5D=250&facets%5B%5D=5555&price=&price_min=57&price_max=1040&is_new=false&is_sale=false&is_made_in_usa=false&has_video=false&is_holiday=false You could check t...
by MThomas
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Waterproof pants that aren't overpants
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Waterproof pants that aren't overpants

Need a pair of riding pants that are waterproof that look somewhat presentable in a social setting. I don't want to have to remove waterproof overpants and stow them away, I just want to jump off the bike and go in. I found this which I think is a great idea but $550 is way out of the budget: https:...
by MThomas
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: R115OR
Topic: How do you get your bike to start in the teens?
Replies: 44
Views: 3578

Re: How do you get your bike to start in the teens?

I loosened the idle adjustment screws to facilitate 1200rpm idling (previously was idling ~7/800) That is not the recommended procedure for correcting a bad idle. Those screws are set at the factory and should never be adjusted. The correct way to adjust the idle is by adjusting the Big Brass Air B...
by MThomas
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: R115OR
Topic: How do you get your bike to start in the teens?
Replies: 44
Views: 3578

Re: How do you get your bike to start in the teens?

I'd been putting the bike on the tinder all night and then throttling down and holding it in the AM for a couple minutes until the idling was steady. Then putting on my gear, disconnecting the tinder, etc. I read that these bikes do not need to warm up but can just fire up and off ya go. I loosened ...
by MThomas
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: R115OR
Topic: How do you get your bike to start in the teens?
Replies: 44
Views: 3578

Re: How do you get your bike to start in the teens?

Larcus wrote: half poured on one jug, half on the other jug. Temp 19f and under?.....One pot each jug!


Can I assume "jug" = "finned cylinder"?
by MThomas
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Parking Outside
Replies: 5
Views: 2587

Re: Parking Outside

Nothing that a quick shot of rustoleum's rust reformer can't take care of :-)
by MThomas
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Parking Outside
Replies: 5
Views: 2587

Re: Parking Outside

FWIW the indy shop owner that's maintained my bike said you can leave it in the rain, the snow, the sun, you can't kill this bike.

It's what I've been doing, it's convenient, and no adverse effects. If the paint goes bad I'll just respray it.
by MThomas
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: BMW waterproof gear-anybody use it?
Replies: 15
Views: 2667

Re: BMW waterproof gear-anybody use it?

do NOT trust your phone to the pockets in a downpour[/img] I stuff a plastic grocery bag in the seat trunk, wrap my phone and wallet in it and then stick it in a (waterproof) gear pocket. For cold, I use tourmaster stuff. If it's warm, I'll use the JR liner on top and a pair of cheap plastic campin...
by MThomas
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Paint on gas tank fragile and easily scratched.
Replies: 4
Views: 1233

Re: Paint on gas tank fragile and easily scratched.

I just did a truck in flat black. Not to mention the difficulty in being able to spray evenly as compared with conventional paint, the flat/matte finishes, especially single stage (no clear cost), almost feel as if you could scratch them off with your fingernail. The truck looks horrible, but hey it...
by MThomas
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Riding Motorcycles When You Have Young Kids At Home....
Replies: 13
Views: 2507

Re: Riding Motorcycles When You Have Young Kids At Home....

I wear a back brace, neck brace, helmet, leave plenty of space, and avoid riding when there's ice on the roads.
by MThomas
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: No more Victory Bikes :(
Replies: 2
Views: 972

Re: No more Victory Bikes :(

Any truth to the rumour that Indian parts are being made to be backwards compatible with Victory? (i.e. if a Victory part has failed you can get the Indian version and continue on)

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