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Here are a couple of pics with my F on the lift and one showing the only mechanic allowed to touch my F beside myself:
Thanks for asking. Do you appreciate ratters?
I figure if I have time to clean it that means I am not riding it enough. Now I just get out the spray paint. I did most of the flat black paint...
What is the price range for a 1983 R100CS, if it really is one of the few sent stateside?
My '06 has 34,294 miles and is not 2 years old yet. One of the keys is to perform the maintenance yourself. The certified mechs do not ride your bike so they do not have a vested interest in its...
Mah 'chined pegs:
The Mad Piper's BMW F650 rear ABS protector farkle is machined and will be in the mail tomorrow. If anyone else wants one PM me.
On the road again.
I know nothing about K bikes, but that flimsy piece of metal supporting the bottom of the radiator (?) is not very reassuring. Is that a normal structural piece on the K-R bikes?
Not a black one, they are the slow ones. Check out www.f650.com
Use a continuous chain and change both sprockets with every new chain. This will force the removal of the swing arm which allows you to check other items of the suspension, the drive cushion and...
Sorry about using a link, but it was the most efficient means of presenting the data.
Think not, do.
Southernmost point CONUS
My 7.5 month old '06 GS has just turned 15,000 miles (yes that is 3 zeros) and last week on run from central Florida to Key West it averaged 67 mpg on 87 octane. Most of the ride was right at 5000...
Removed some more of that heavy aluminum.
Today was the last straw. I missed the rear brake pedal twice today while riding off road, which is the only time I use it for stopping. So I made this adapter this afternoon.
The machined flat spot accommodates the GPS cradle. The knurled knob and friction rubber permit easy removal.
The mount was machined on a Sherline lathe and mill.
Much of the piece was bored and tapered to reduce weight.
No it does not block the instrument panel, the camera angle is the culprit.
Moneill, the crash bar is standard BMW issue. The pegs are the rear pegs from the bike that I relocated to the front after making the frame for the Pelican cases and attaching one point of the frame...
My '72 R75/5 Blue "Toaster".
Here is a photo of the mounts I machined to move my rear pegs up to the engine guard to be used as highway pegs.