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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By windypoint
I really like the original look, but it's your...

I really like the original look, but it's your machine to do what you wish. Have fun.
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,766
Posted By windypoint
There is really something about these bikes. May...

There is really something about these bikes. May you ride with all the good memories this bike has produced.
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,331
Posted By windypoint
I like the Tourance but I am curious about the...

I like the Tourance but I am curious about the new TKC 70's. Anybody try them yet?
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,596
Posted By windypoint
Look forward to the progress.

Look forward to the progress.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By windypoint
No wonder I struggle so much with my Nomar. I...

No wonder I struggle so much with my Nomar. I don't have those special clamps for the rim.
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By windypoint
Glad it was a simple fix. You might want to look...

Glad it was a simple fix. You might want to look into a new battery even though this one is now working. I put an Odyssey battery from Battery Mart in my 93 PD. It discharges very slowly when stored...
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By windypoint
Definitely sounds like not enough juice, either...

Definitely sounds like not enough juice, either battery or cable connection.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By windypoint
I had one for years and loved it. A friend had...

I had one for years and loved it. A friend had the frame shear out of the transmission where it attaches. Touratech has hard parts that I would add if I were to buy another. When you shear the bolts...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By windypoint
Below 22 rim damage is likely. Do not ask how I...

Below 22 rim damage is likely. Do not ask how I know, it is embarrassing.
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,799
Posted By windypoint
I agree with the group that air wrenches are a...

I agree with the group that air wrenches are a damage maker on bikes. I use air tools quite a bit for sanding and fairing for paint applications. Cut off grinders can be useful in assembly.
Forum: Vendors 12-08-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,705
Posted By windypoint
I did mine with stainless lines. WHAT an...

I did mine with stainless lines. WHAT an improvement.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-16-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,390
Posted By windypoint
Check out Walla Walla. For a small town there are...

Check out Walla Walla. For a small town there are lot's of amenities. The wine industry brought tons of good food. Economy is good, still way better value real estate wise compared to the West side...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,738
Posted By windypoint
Until the past few years I would have voted BMW...

Until the past few years I would have voted BMW as I have ridden them the longest. Observing the company changes, I disagree and only ride the old school Beemers now. I also have a 12 Glee Strom, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By windypoint
http://www.r1200gs.info/misc/W-handle.html

http://www.r1200gs.info/misc/W-handle.html
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By windypoint
I will try again. Epoxy resin will bond to...

I will try again. Epoxy resin will bond to polyester resin. Polyester resin does not bond well to epoxy resin.
Forum: The Garage 11-06-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By windypoint
Epoxy bonds to fiberglass, and other epoxy....

Epoxy bonds to fiberglass, and other epoxy. Fiberglass resin will not bond to epoxy. You can repair any fiberglass with epoxy, but not the other way.
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,205
Posted By windypoint
WOW, you paid attention that day in school. If...

WOW, you paid attention that day in school. If your numbers are correct that is a good question, My BMW PD holds 9 gallons, but my Vstrom would be push. I usually only put regular in the Vee unless...
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7,251
Views: 1,448,550
Posted By windypoint
I posted this before but it belongs here with...

I posted this before but it belongs here with this group. My Purple to Black conversion.
http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq251/alaskakingsalmon/P1000821_edited-1_zps6229e3ca.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 21,913
Posted By windypoint
I don't know your schedule or timing. but why not...

I don't know your schedule or timing. but why not find an inmate to store it and make next Summer happen. There are many other routes to try on the way back.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-13-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,686
Posted By windypoint
It's been a few years since I was there last. It...

It's been a few years since I was there last. It is great, I think a sport coat is required. Check
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By windypoint
Not sure how well this applies. I have broken in...

Not sure how well this applies. I have broken in many air cooled airplane engines which are remarkably similar to BMW airheads and all the old school really good aircraft mechanics recommend mineral...
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,573
Posted By windypoint
Be sure to look under options as a feet on the...

Be sure to look under options as a feet on the ground option is also available.
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,573
Posted By windypoint
Check out this cool website. Just add the bike...

Check out this cool website. Just add the bike you are interested in and your height/inseam and it will show how you fit.
http://cycle-ergo.com/
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-09-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,686
Posted By windypoint
Try Flying Fish for food.

Try Flying Fish for food.
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,981
Posted By windypoint
The speedo jump is a well discussed issue on the...

The speedo jump is a well discussed issue on the forum. The fix is not cheap. I would offer in the $6000 range at most. The speedo is around $450 for a new one or you can have it repaired.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-03-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,761
Posted By windypoint
If you go the Kubota route, skip the backhoe and...

If you go the Kubota route, skip the backhoe and get an enclosed cab. Blowing snow in the Winter is not fun when it's blowing and you are freezing your ..s off. Warm cab in Winter and Cool in Summer....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By windypoint
It's hard to say without more information, but I...

It's hard to say without more information, but I would hazard an opinion that you are not looking ahead far enough and processing your attack. I find looking at where you are wanting to be and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-23-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,066
Posted By windypoint
I smell a fart.

I smell a fart.
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,162
Posted By windypoint
I put the Costco bamboo product down in a bedroom...

I put the Costco bamboo product down in a bedroom and really like it, Wears like iron and easy to install.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-15-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By windypoint
Well done. It was nice to read this as I have my...

Well done. It was nice to read this as I have my morning coffee. Good start for the day.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 11,530
Posted By windypoint
All I know is that the ABS saved my ass once when...

All I know is that the ABS saved my ass once when I let it hang out too far. I was passing a semi truck on wet road with what I thought was plenty of time. As I was mid trailer a car came over the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,622
Posted By windypoint
I don't think that any of the engineers that...

I don't think that any of the engineers that design the new BMW's ride or work on them. They can't possibly design the current bike and look a mechanic in the face without cowering.
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,240
Posted By windypoint
Welcome to the club. How many miles are on it and...

Welcome to the club. How many miles are on it and what has been done in the recent past for maintenance? They are great bikes, with a few areas to keep watch on and maintain.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,574
Posted By windypoint
THAT is very good advice.

THAT is very good advice.
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,996
Posted By windypoint
I doubt the vents pictured will move much air. A...

I doubt the vents pictured will move much air. A solar fan will help and painting the top of the unit with aluminized roof coating will benefit. Many solar fans are available for RV use....
Forum: Airheads 08-24-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,991
Posted By windypoint
I had a tall Parabellum on my GS and did not like...

I had a tall Parabellum on my GS and did not like the buffeting. I went to a Gustafson tall stock type and prefer the look and much better for buffeting. The protection from the elements I leave to...
Forum: Alaska 08-23-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,913
Posted By windypoint
Living Haines for twenty one years and taking the...

Living Haines for twenty one years and taking the ferry once a year lets me voice my opinion that's all. Interior Alaskans are a tough sell.
Forum: Vendors 08-23-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,881
Posted By windypoint
Do you have any references from other clients?

Do you have any references from other clients?
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,023
Posted By windypoint
My first bike in 1970 was a Yamaha 250. Good...

My first bike in 1970 was a Yamaha 250. Good starter and then a series of BMW's including my current 93 GSPD. I just purchased a nearly new 12 Glee Strom and find it very invigorating. I may be easy...
Forum: Alaska 08-22-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,913
Posted By windypoint
I don't know how old you are but Sleeping on the...

I don't know how old you are but Sleeping on the floor with little screaming kids around is worth the money for a cabin. Whatever floats your boat.
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