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  2. Dave334478

    Is there a trick to quiet the front discs?

    Thanks Dirtrider, that covers everything. I only ride it occasionally and never very far so I'll just go with the kit Dan Cata sells to start. All noises bother me! I'm still getting used to being able to hear the injectors. I only have the one bike that is my profile picture but yeah, I should be more specific in my posts so, I made created a signature specifying what bike I have.
  3. TEWKS

    Weather

    That’s something! Freezing to almost sweltering in a weeks time.
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  5. What about ... no wheels? View the full article
  6. dirtrider

    Is there a trick to quiet the front discs?

    Afternoon Dave Once he mentioned "9 regular bobbins and 3 bobbins with snap rings" that pretty well tells us what motorcycle he is working on. The 1150 free floats the entire one piece rotor on 5 spools (roll pins) so uses a one piece rotor not the 2 piece rotor with bobbins that the 1100 uses.
  7. fourteenfour

    2021 1250RT changes?

    the best change for me is the adaptive headlight, that is my only real complaint with my 2019 is even with the small lights added on the lighting just isn't strong enough when compared to LED lighting solutions I have experienced either on the Street Glide I owned and nothing compared to my car. Since my morning commute is usually in the dark the lighting is much more important to me.
  8. chrisolson

    Display updated topics

    Yes ... on the top menu click "Activity" then "My Activity Streams" the "Create New Stream" . which then opens a new form where you can pick and choose multiple filter options . When named and saved, your new Activity Stream will show up in the Activity drop down An alternative method is on the home page, if the little icon next to the forum name is darkened, there is new content ... if no new content its greyed out. However, don't click on the icon to go to that forum ... clicking on it marks all the forum content as reads. Click on the Forum Title instead. similar new content indication when in a forum ... HOWEVER ITS OPPOSITE TO THE FORUM INDICATOR, clicking on the dot WILL take you to the post.
  9. Rob Nowell

    Canadian Rockies

    It wouldn't hurt anything to make some reservations in BC, just in case. It really is a breathtaking ride. From G.F., there are myriad options to head west. Western Montana and Northern Idaho are beautiful (my old stompin' grounds). In Washington, State Highway 20 is a fun route. Okanogan, on the East end, has a great breakfast/lunch place at Smallwood Farms. They actually remembered me from my previous visit one year earlier. Great people, great food, great setting. Cross your fingers to get a glimpse of Rainier, too, if you're going toward St. Helens.
  10. Skywagon

    Weather

    Well yesterday and today we turn on air conditioning. It hit 83 here yesterday. Quite a contrast in 1 week
  11. Set of Touratech crash bars designed to fit R1150GS. I had them on my R1150R but without a skid plate, I had to make an adapter to mount to the underside of my bike. Pictures of these installed on my bike are attached. Includes stainless steel hardware for mounting. $150 obo plus shipping from 46280.
  12. New OEM head gaskets for BMW Oilheads. Check the part numbers to see if they fit your machine. Purchased them for my R1150R to do an RT head swap but changed plans. BMW part #11 12 1 342 394 $100 shipped to CONUS
  13. When I come here I click unread content and I get a list of every unread message. Is there a way to get a list of only topics that have new content?
  14. dirtrider

    How do you read the voltmeter?

    Morning Riderdrumr With your motorcycle sitting for 3 weeks that lowers the battery SOC (state of charge) as the modern BMW motorcycles have a basic & continuous battery drain (even when just parked). Not a lot of parasitic drain but enough to continually lower battery SOC. That 3 week drain coupled with an engine start but not enough engine run time to re-charge the battery is probably what gave you the slow start the next day. Even so, after sitting 3 weeks & just one start it shouldn't have acted like that UNLESS you either have some extra parasitic drain (some added accessories that use a little power even when turned off), or your battery is getting near end-of-life so doesn't have it's full storage ability. Probably wouldn't hurt to have your battery load tested just to see what you are working with. Also might not hurt to put a battery tender on that battery if allowing the motorcycle to sit that long. If you start it again after sitting for a while at least allow it to run long enough to replenish what was used to start it. Also, remember it takes quite a while while longer to re-charge that starting battery if you are riding with heated grips, heated seat, & heated clothing all on at the same time, especially on the BMW wethead as the wethead doesn't have as much alternator output as the older external alternator BMW's had. Added: BMW wethead riders manual states: (( Connect a float charger to the battery if the motorcycle is to remain out of use for more than four weeks))
  15. strataj

    How do you read the voltmeter?

    I wouldn't start a bike and let it run for a minute to check if it will start the next time. Each start takes time/miles to recharge the battery. I've been on club rides on a cold morning watching riders start their bikes to check, twenty minutes latter when the group was ready to head out they needed help.
  16. What strikes me about both is the that "biomass" = "burning". How does that advance environmental efforts? http://biomassmagazine.com/plants/listplants/biomass/US/ Isn't the recent TX experience a lesson in solar/wind dependence even if the operators might have been derelict in protecting the infrastructure? The lesson IMO in both is "we cannot continue to engage in our lifestyle practices indefinitely". Just in our area, we're building thousands of 3k sq' homes enabled by cheap electric and gas costs to house two people. There's no way, advances in solar, storage, wind will keep up. I wonder what the carbon footprint is for a new, conventionally-built natural gas-heated 3k sq' house might be over the first ten years.
  17. Riderdrumr

    How do you read the voltmeter?

    I'll pick up a voltmeter this weekend. The bike started right up as normal both yesterday for the ride home and this morning.
  18. Or perhaps Jeff & Michael got a lot right & a lot wrong. Rebuttal......
  19. Dave P

    Is there a trick to quiet the front discs?

    Don't think you ever mentioned what bike you are on. My 1100 RT I think had 12 bobbins (that I replaced with a Dan Cata kit). I bet the 1150s, since they have different wheels used a different kit. Anyway, my 1100 had 12. Also, I painted them black so they would blend in a little better. Dave
  20. Rougarou

    Wow Hogs Can Fly!

    Too much orange
  21. dirtrider

    Is there a trick to quiet the front discs?

    Morning Dave The picture in my OP is just one I grabbed off the web. On my bike I can clearly see that every 4th bobbin is different from the others. (per disk)-- 3 bobbins per disk have internal snap rings to cushion & center some of the rotor rotational movement so they don't rattle. (not absolutely needed but they do help prevent rotor rattle for a longer time frame) It's obvious the bobbins are wear items so they should be made of a softer material then the disk or disk mount. The disk may be harder then stainless steel but I doubt very much the disk mount is and MAX BMW does not specify what material the ones they sell are made from. -- They need to be softer than the rotor or the carrier so all pieces don't wear out (just the softer bobbins wear). Anodized aluminum alloy is usually a good choice, or at least a better, choice. Question 1 - Do I really need the 3 bobbins with snap rings or not? (per disk)-- Needed?=No, but they are still a good idea as they prevent rotor rattling for a longer mileage or time. You can install Dan's kit (no internal ring bobbins) then if they still rattle install the BMW 3 snap ring bobbins on each side to help quiet them down. (depends on how loose they are after Dan's kit install. Personally a little rattle never bothered me as that way I know they are free & working correctly. If you go with the 3 (snap ring containing) bobbins per rotor you REALLY should rotate the snap ring bobbins one hole from where they are now. They live longer & stay quieter longer that way, but the big gain is at next removal, if you install the snap ring bobbins in the same hole they will be a REAL PAIN to remove next time due to the ring sticking in the worn hole. Question 2 - I should avoid the stainless steel ones yes?-- Yes, if possible.
  22. RandyShields

    Wow Hogs Can Fly!

    I believe I heard in the video that it is made by RevIt!
  23. Image: The new 90% fuel 10% bioethanol blend will begin flowing from UK petrol pumps in September this year View the full article
  24. roadscholar

    Right Now!

    This afternoon. We have a dirt Tag-o-Rama going (cages included) so I took advantage of some nice weather to head down to The Forest (ONF). The first one is getting the tag, the others are setting it.
  25. Dave334478

    Is there a trick to quiet the front discs?

    I'm confused now. MAX BMW shows 9 regular bobbins and 3 bobbins with snap rings per disk. Dan Cata shows 12 regular bobbins per disk. (Made from aluminum, which makes sense the way He explains it) Motorworks show 12 regular bobbins per disk. (Made from stainless steel) The picture in my OP is just one I grabbed off the web. On my bike I can clearly see that every 4th bobbin is different from the others. (per disk) It's obvious the bobbins are wear items so they should be made of a softer material then the disk or disk mount. The disk may be harder then stainless steel but I doubt very much the disk mount is and MAX BMW does not specify what material the ones they sell are made from. Question 1 - Do I really need the 3 bobbins with snap rings or not? (per disk) Question 2 - I should avoid the stainless steel ones yes?
  26. I have a two queen bed room reserved in Great Falls very near the Expo, Arriving June 23rd checking out the 27th. I will be leaving Seattle area around the 20th for an easy, long route to the Expo. No camping for me. I can leave from southern California earlier as an alternative. Let me know if you want some riding company. Todd/Graydude
  27. TEWKS

    Wow Hogs Can Fly!

    I hope the moto journalists trash this thing. Why, you ask? Because I’m beginning to really like it. Their gear or the gear with their name on it looks pretty good. Price??? More Pics Here
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