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by stagewex
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Big Beemer Boxer (1800cc)
Replies: 40
Views: 568

Re: Big Beemer Boxer (1800cc)

You will not regret that trade.
I recently sold my r60/2 and am very appreciative to have had the opportunity to have owned it. Went to a friend and I do see it from time-to-time.
But of all the /2's the r50/2 was the foundation for all of them. Really an engineering high point for BMW at that time.
by stagewex
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Big Beemer Boxer (1800cc)
Replies: 40
Views: 568

Re: Big Beemer Boxer (1800cc)

I would like a big inch Beemer boxer. But...and it is a big BUT... BMW is the poster child for OCD when it comes to over-complicating things. I have the last bike they made that did not require a crystal ball to troubleshoot, a '78 R100/7. After that year, it's a crap shoot. I tend to think modern ...
by stagewex
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: ophiuchus, WTH?
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: ophiuchus, WTH?

Agree. difference is we are paying someone or a "team" at NASA to do this. I mean WE.
Oh well.
by stagewex
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Front fork alignment
Replies: 10
Views: 97

Re: Front fork alignment

Hey, congrats on the 150,000 Km's. Very cool. I did a paint change that made it necessary to take apart the front end for a paint change. Reassemble and install was just everything in reverse. Just kept it off-the-ground/in the air. There was not much you could do to adjust it other than return it t...
by stagewex
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: ophiuchus, WTH?
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: ophiuchus, WTH?

Why/how does NASA have the time, manpower or $$ to change the astrological calendars?
by stagewex
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14003
Views: 871207

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

A day at the spa for the BW200 & the Patrol. Started checking, greasing and tightening bolts and connectors fore to aft. That'll take some time. Later on my wife and I drove her car a couple miles away and has been our new daily tradition, walked home. Later we took the Ural to go pick up her car bu...
by stagewex
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: C-19 and the Ural Community (Corrected Title)
Replies: 177
Views: 3484

Re: C-19 and the Ural Community (Corrected Title)

As you can see no issues to shortage of TP now. But normally TP would be one single shelf (top to bottom). To make room for all that TP a lot of other stuff is now missing and unavailable and I'm not sure what it is? Maybe the next things/products to worry about: Being in transportation I can see f...
by stagewex
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: C-19 and the Ural Community (Corrected Title)
Replies: 177
Views: 3484

Re: C-19 and the Ural Community (Corrected Title)

Where I live is New Rochelle which had the original mandated by the Governor "1 mile containment zone". It was 1 mile radius for a Synogaoge (sp) where the original, lets call him patient zero attend a function and 40+ folks got positive tests. In that same area the same thing happened at a wedding ...
by stagewex
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 2020 Ural Update
Replies: 20
Views: 613

Re: 2020 Ural Update

Will do.
The Big Ruckus & Big Wheel 200 are definitely on the endangered list if I make the move to a new Ural. They are so "oddball" it'll be hard to let them go. And the Patrol as well of course. One thing at a time.
by stagewex
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: C-19 and the Ural Community (Corrected Title)
Replies: 177
Views: 3484

Re: C-19 and the Ural Community (Corrected Title)

Personally I'm not sure if that will ever be something you'll want to wear after this is over. But to each his own. Having been brought up in Long Island (NY) and North Jersey I'm used to seeing since a kid, the bread & milk fly off the shelves whenever there is an inch of snow on the ground. As soo...
by stagewex
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 2020 Ural Update
Replies: 20
Views: 613

Re: 2020 Ural Update

That doesn't mean you can't keep both, Mike. True David. But I'm limboing in the garage as it is for room now. A couple of the 2 wheelers and the '07 will have to go to seed the '20 buy. A discovery perhaps too late in life... I can't ride them all though I've been doing a good job at it. I'm think...
by stagewex
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 2020 Ural Update
Replies: 20
Views: 613

Re: 2020 Ural Update

Keep those 2020 love reviews coming WEGUNTER. It's folks that have or had an older Ural previous and had a good experience with them and then took the plunge for a 2020 like you did... those comparisons mean the most. I've decided that when this current endless Ground Hog Day that we are living in e...
by stagewex
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Filler cap cup thingy ?
Replies: 13
Views: 258

Re: Filler cap cup thingy ?

I had something similar on my first motorcycle, a 1966 Benelli/Riverside 125. To measure the proper amount of 2 stoke oil you had to add with fill-up. Of course the trick was to alway have oil with you at the exact time you needed to gas up. Didn't work out well for me. Were the old M61's ever offer...
by stagewex
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Welding, Welders, and Welding Projects
Replies: 37
Views: 489

Re: Welding, Welders, and Welding Projects

Here's a link to a Welding Site that the feller's over at "The Lawn Mower Forum" (yes, there's a forum for everything and I'm a tractor member there) recommend and use. https://weldingsite.com/?utm_source=lmf For a brief time I ran some of the training programs for my union and always tried to take ...