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Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By davemon
Picked one up on the net so I'll play cobbler...

Picked one up on the net so I'll play cobbler with the broken one. The cap just came off at a fuel stop and seemed to seal when snapped in but the curved hinge looked to be pot metal. At least it...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By davemon
First thing I did when I got a 77 R100S was to...

First thing I did when I got a 77 R100S was to tack weld the gas cap to disable the locking cap and remove the key guts.
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By davemon
BMW gas cap hinge

Got a gas cap that has broken where it connects to the hinge on a 96 R1100RS. Can't believe this was a german engineered it as it looks to be made by a shoemaker. Being the cheep bastard that I am...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By davemon
Guess we stumped the chumps !!!!

Guess we stumped the chumps !!!!
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By davemon
Volusia electrical

I have a friend with a 07 Volusia C-50 that the emergency flashers will not turn off. Switch seems to be working right but still can't get it off. Anyone seen this problem and have any ideas or...
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,450
Posted By davemon
Just a reminder that if you are using new foam to...

Just a reminder that if you are using new foam to use a high density style that won't absorb water. Nothing like a wet seat from inside the cover.
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By davemon
I like the teflon idea after the painting. I'd...

I like the teflon idea after the painting. I'd replace them with an alloy link but the manufacturer doesn't want anyone working on it and wants $800 to replace the 2 links. Now to find that teflon...
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By davemon
Corrision control

Wanted to get some ideas.I have some corrisionon on a cadmium plated link that a nylon strap runs thru. The strap has worn thru the plating and the link has started to rust. I will remove and treat...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-10-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By davemon
I'm in Roxboro and ride on a daily basis. Plenty...

I'm in Roxboro and ride on a daily basis. Plenty of back roads to choose from.
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,806
Posted By davemon
I'm pretty qualified as a Master Parachute Rigger...

I'm pretty qualified as a Master Parachute Rigger and jumper for the past 40+ years. I flew a paraglider off a mountain in Turkey a few times last trip there and got some great instruction from a guy...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-22-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,263
Posted By davemon
Takes me back to days of power products,west...

Takes me back to days of power products,west bends, mcculloughs,pariella and Komet powered go carts. Today it RD 350s ,dirtbikes and paramotors.
Blue Skies & Cool Rides
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,806
Posted By davemon
Ppg

Just picked up one from a friend who's had it in the closet for a while. Gotta break in the motor as it only got a few minutes of time on it then its into the wild blue.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 124,284
Posted By davemon
H-2

I bought one in 1975 that had a water hose in the center cylinder that froze the rod bearing solid bought a new crank from the local dealer put it back together and it ran like a raped ape. Wouldn't...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,543
Posted By davemon
Rs

Having put 35,000 on my 96 RS its rock solid. Poolside's little gizmo fixed the surging.
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,817
Posted By davemon
Sunbrella Great fabric

I've made awnings and tents and everything from car seats to skydiving jumpsuits out of sunbrella with great results. In direct sun usually the polyester thread its sewn with will only last 4-5 years...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,661
Posted By davemon
Riding gear

Bought some gore-tex/ Cordura and getting the pattern finished for a jacket and pants with some Knox armour and electric liner.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-01-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,068
Posted By davemon
VA ticket

Got a ticket in Virginia for 78 in a 65 after the tropper in a plain jane chevy came up on me from nowhere. He said he had me at over 80 but was giving me a break and not charging with recless...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,775
Posted By davemon
Bought the highway Frogg Toggs and have used them...

Bought the highway Frogg Toggs and have used them many times over the past 5 years. The pants needed to be seam sealed this year but they have worked great. One thing though when they get rolled into...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 409
Posted By davemon
Oilhead valve noise

Have a 96 R1100RS that has developed a noise in the valve train area. 40,000 miles on the odometer. Checked the lash setting and its spot on but the noise is still there. Suspect its in the cam drive...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,744
Posted By davemon
runs like hell

My RS had this problem and one of the throttle cable housings wasn't seated causing it to run as you describe.
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,529
Posted By davemon
front tire mounted backward

The guy at the local tire shop mounted my pilot 2 front tire running backward just getting ideas if this is a big deal or do I make the maroon remount it? Its on a R1100RS
Forum: Vendors 07-22-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 189,835
Posted By davemon
[QUOTE=Poolside;21901298] Thanks everyone, for...

[QUOTE=Poolside;21901298]
Thanks everyone, for your recent orders!



Thanks for the great product works great, now the real question is why, BMW couldn't get it right?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-31-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By davemon
63 to Sandy Mush up over Bear Creek to Canton to...

63 to Sandy Mush up over Bear Creek to Canton to Waynesville hit the Parkway or Head to Marshall and cruise along the French Broad River Great roads everywhere
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,363
Posted By davemon
Placed a charger pig tail onto the battery of the...

Placed a charger pig tail onto the battery of the old R100S and bought a 12 volt USB adapter at NAPA wired in the charger connector and can charge the phone & Ipod and put the battery tender on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,295
Posted By davemon
Rentals

Have tried to rent bikes in Turkey and Mexico. Both were more expensive and tried to sell you a tour instead of just a rental. Hard to compete with the cost of renting a car which is hassle free.
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 398,681
Posted By davemon
Tank bag requirements

I'm designing a tank bag for my R1100RS and trying to get some ideas. So far the requirements I have come up with are a compartment for a spare face sheild. Electric connector to charge phone run GPS...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,382
Posted By davemon
Proven old school phase convertor

I have a old school phase convertor that powered my grandfathers machine shop for many years. Basically its a 5 HP 3 phase motor that uses a small 110 volt motor to spool it up single phase is put...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,277
Posted By davemon
Regular without ethanol

Heres the question. Would it be better to run a regular grade gas without ethanol or a higher octane grade with ethanol ? The R1100 RS seems to perform OK on the regular but I haven't used enough to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-26-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,314
Posted By davemon
Great people and super museum. Spent a weekend...

Great people and super museum. Spent a weekend blasting thru the mountains and stopped by to see whats new at the museum. Bought a tee shirt and while chatting with the girl she wanted to know if I...
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 443,319
Posted By davemon
Parachute rubber band tire plug

Got a flat tire on the new to me beemer and pulled out the plug kit to find the glue to be a block and the fancy BMW plugs rotted and falling apart when going thru the tire, rummaged through the tank...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 343
Posted By davemon
96 R1100RS 25K miles exhaust ringing

Have a tinny ringing sound out of the exhaust pipe that started suddenly. Almost a little ringing bell sound that has me baffled. Repacked the 2 Brothers muffler 1500 miles ago and the valves...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By davemon
Thanks for the info so far its been doing fine so...

Thanks for the info so far its been doing fine so I'll keep up checking the fluid and drain magnet for chips and bits. When it starts kicking outa third I'll know its time. Now I'll see which tranny...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By davemon
Transmission Failure

So I bought a 96 R1100 RS with 8000 miles last year it now has 23000miles on it and was trying to get an idea when the tranny might need a rebuild since its on the suspect list.Would like to do it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-20-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By davemon
Foxs in Roxboro has a fair selection of helmets...

Foxs in Roxboro has a fair selection of helmets and riding gear and is priced reasonably.
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,029
Posted By davemon
Performance Bicycle has padded gloves with and...

Performance Bicycle has padded gloves with and without full fingers that work well. I use a lycra fingerless pair over a pair of Mechanix or leather driving gloves. Found cycling gloves to be pretty...
Forum: Australia 05-07-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,227
Posted By davemon
I use a Frog Toggs riding suit that works great,...

I use a Frog Toggs riding suit that works great, is gore-tex packs into a nice small cordura bab that straps onto the rear rack or into the tank bag. Has zippers on the legs for easy entry over boots...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,304
Posted By davemon
I picked up a 96 RS last June with 8200 miles on...

I picked up a 96 RS last June with 8200 miles on it. Today its got 21000 and has been a great get touring machine and daily driver. Enjoy
Forum: Vendors 01-25-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 87,422
Posted By davemon
Kudos to Beemer Buddies

Received my beemer buddies fast and with the instructions provided they installed in minutes and work great.

Blue Skies and Cool Rides
Dave
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-02-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 20,922
Posted By davemon
Thanks for the explanation and shining a light...

Thanks for the explanation and shining a light on something I've been curious about.

Dave
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4,759
Views: 662,186
Posted By davemon
110 volt mig feed problems

Bought a Lincoln 110V mig machine but the wire feeds pretty lousy. Will a plastic liner in the cable smooth it out? Have used Hobart and Miller machines and never had a problem getting a...
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