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Forum: BMW Motorcycles (aka Beemers) and the Competition 12-24-2009, 04:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,950
Posted By detorn
I bought a cheap bike so keeping the rate down...

I bought a cheap bike so keeping the rate down was something I dug into a lot. esurance came up the best out of the close to 20 I tried. My situation is very different than yours, but the $126 a year...
Forum: BMW Motorcycles (aka Beemers) and the Competition 12-04-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,345
Posted By detorn
Got my first bike home today...

Suzuki GS550MZ, 82 Katana

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs111.snc3/15841_1254078185560_1037711192_30825932_6187455_n.jpg
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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-10-2009, 12:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,134
Posted By detorn
this...

this (http://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/1994/bmw/325i/transmission/shift_knob.html) is where I'll be buying from. But since I never bought from there before I didn't want to give the direct link first...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-10-2009, 12:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,134
Posted By detorn
google "OEQ Shift Knob...

google "OEQ Shift Knob...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-10-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,134
Posted By detorn
thanks, I don't think the wood finish will look...

thanks, I don't think the wood finish will look right. If there was any wood trim in the car I'd be all over it. Thinking I may go with this...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-09-2009, 11:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,134
Posted By detorn
link, pic?

link, pic?
Forum: BMW Motorcycles (aka Beemers) and the Competition 11-09-2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,375
Posted By detorn
I'm buying my first bike this winter as well, so...

I'm buying my first bike this winter as well, so I've been looking into this a lot. I agree with 0428. Even though I am not a huge fan of sport bikes, the weight and power of the ninjas seem to make...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-09-2009, 11:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,134
Posted By detorn
and you'd need a boot like this...

and you'd need a boot like this (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=157483&page=132)....lol
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-09-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,134
Posted By detorn
I checked out momo, a couple of them aren't bad...

I checked out momo, a couple of them aren't bad but are all branded : puke: .


An actual 8-ball seems like it would be too big to be comfortable:dunno:.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-09-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,134
Posted By detorn
Options for Shift knobs that aren't BWM or tacky?

I've been looking around on the interwebs for shift knobs and not coming up with anything that really grabs me...

Does anyone have a non-stock gear knob that they can show or link to?

trying to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-09-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18,654
Views: 2,080,439
Posted By detorn
Some nighttime shots from outside my house... ...

Some nighttime shots from outside my house...


http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs059.snc3/14633_1237905661257_1037711192_30784165_8064571_n.jpg

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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-09-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,278
Posted By detorn
gear knob? washer fluid motor? do you have the...

gear knob? washer fluid motor? do you have the clear corners?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-05-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By detorn
that is a very high price for a lot of unknowns...

that is a very high price for a lot of unknowns and a lot of milage. Here are two pieces of advice for you since I just bought my first car/BWM, 1. Spend about 1k less than your entire budget, this...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-26-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,436
Posted By detorn
what's wrong with Hot Wheels? ...

what's wrong with Hot Wheels?

http://www.southtexasdiecast.com/hwguide/images/1997/95517.jpg
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-26-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,437
Posted By detorn
forgive my lack of knowledge of part names as I...

forgive my lack of knowledge of part names as I go through this...

the car is hot, I dig the dark side lights, they give continuity to the dark rims and trim.

My question is why leave the bolts...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 10-23-2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,088
Posted By detorn
ghetto mods, maybe over priced? ...

ghetto mods, maybe over priced?

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/ctd/1434986101.html
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-21-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By detorn
no, just stopped working

no, just stopped working
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-21-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By detorn
flywheel and clutch were gone... I bought the...

flywheel and clutch were gone... I bought the parts, but what should it cost to install?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-21-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By detorn
the guy i bought it from was guessing the slave....

the guy i bought it from was guessing the slave. The mechanic went from a hydraulic problem to something a lot more serious. I'm still waiting to hear.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-20-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,198
Posted By detorn
as someone who is new to BWM and to manual...

as someone who is new to BWM and to manual transmissions, here are a couple of things I'd like to see addressed here:

1. Proper downshifting (on hills and flat roads)
2. handling a spin out or...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-20-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,408
Posted By detorn
Makes me feel lucky my car died where it did and...

Makes me feel lucky my car died where it did and I handled it as I did... it could have been a lot worse.

I too need the fog lamp, but probably need the flywheel more...lol
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-19-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By detorn
Died on the highway (94 325)

The car is now at a mechanic, but I figured I'd see what the board says about the problem... here is the story:


Coming up to an off ramp I go into neutral and coast to the end of the ramp. I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-19-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,096
Posted By detorn
rear deck

rear deck
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-19-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,096
Posted By detorn
I don't know much about BMW speakers, but from...

I don't know much about BMW speakers, but from what I've been reading they aren't standard. I don't want to mod anything just yet, I really just want a working radio for now. I have even tracked down...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-19-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By detorn
Wink My first car, my first BMW (E36)

Not technically my first post, but I wanted to pop in here to do an intro.

I just got a '94 325i (see signature), and I'm excited to learn more about it.

I had no idea there was this much...
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