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Forum: Airheads Today, 01:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,127
Posted By squish
Leave it to BMW to take something that was simple...

Leave it to BMW to take something that was simple and make it more complex. Costing them and us more time and money.

BMW providing solutions to questions no one has been asking.
Forum: Airheads Today, 01:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,324
Posted By squish
Um no. That seems like it is tipping well past...

Um no.
That seems like it is tipping well past the crazy point. But I hope it keeps going that way. Hopefully dragging other airheads with it, as long as the ones I currently have go along for the...
Forum: Equipment Today, 01:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By squish
I have a DL650 The first thing I added to the...

I have a DL650
The first thing I added to the bike was the knuckle guards.
I have a set of heated foils for under the grips if it gets cold this year or I have a trip planned but so far. With the...
Forum: Equipment Today, 01:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By squish
Many years ago at the height of day-glo sporting...

Many years ago at the height of day-glo sporting goods intersecting with in-line skates
I had a pair of black and what today would be called high-viz yellow... I needed them to no be yellow.

I...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By squish
For me, I like the grip heaters that go under...

For me, I like the grip heaters that go under what ever drip you want.
Typically less expensive then the grips with the heating elements inside,
You can replace the grips when the wear out and...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By squish
If you have a favorite pair of goggles make sure...

If you have a favorite pair of goggles make sure they work with these helmets.
The eye ports are smaller then normal off road helmets and are not compatible with all off road goggles
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By squish
Don't get SOLAS, go for a lessor spec brighter...

Don't get SOLAS, go for a lessor spec brighter tape that is better suited to application on a flat hard surface.

Truck stops sell the dot tape that OTR tractor trailers use and it's cheaper then...
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,316
Posted By squish
Well the first step is to not go to lost...

Well the first step is to not go to lost wages....

But really it's all about the layers of security.
Park where there is lots of traffic and the bike is easily seen and watched.
Or park where...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,394
Posted By squish
I lived and rode year round in Seattle I was...

I lived and rode year round in Seattle
I was also a bicycle messenger downtown through about three winters.

What worked well for me.
On top
a goretex outer jacket (Darien)
over a fleece jacket...
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,468
Posted By squish
I don't have the exact figure in front of me but...

I don't have the exact figure in front of me but it cost about $500, from BMW
The cool thing was it was built not very long before I bought it.

Some how the stock loom melted due to the PO or the...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,875
Posted By squish
SOLAS, is a reflective spec, it can be applied to...

SOLAS, is a reflective spec, it can be applied to a few different kinds of substrates

the 3M product that I got from Aerostich and is the same tape sourced from a marine store.

I've had great...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,468
Posted By squish
I'm not sure about the GSPD but on my GS I've...

I'm not sure about the GSPD but on my GS I've found it works best to take the blinkers off, then take the left and right fairing side panels off.
Then you can start to get around inside of the...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-17-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16,175
Views: 9,699,214
Posted By squish
Or it's a later playboy image. Note the...

Or it's a later playboy image.
Note the trademarks info on the bottom of this image...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,300
Posted By squish
I've got a pair of Parks that someone gave me. ...

I've got a pair of Parks that someone gave me.

They were just a little too big for him.

They fit my hand really well but there are a couple of seams that run right against my fingers the bars...
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,908
Posted By squish
When it comes to leaking carbs It often comes...

When it comes to leaking carbs
It often comes from floats that don't float, and those come from two major things
They don't float, or there is something stuck in the float needle valve.

Floats...
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,046
Posted By squish
National cycles fly screen or deflector series...

National cycles fly screen or deflector series work with 8" headlights. And the deflector has some angle adjustment that is welcome.
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,709
Posted By squish
I've been very very lucky. I've worked in the...

I've been very very lucky. I've worked in the motorcycle industry since the mid 90's

I've ridden tons of different bikes, at last count it was something like 150 different bikes.

Some of them...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,875
Posted By squish
It's not just size that helps it's also how the...

It's not just size that helps it's also how the material is positioned in relationship to the light source

And from a conspicuity standpoint, especially with how humans "see" thing some patterns...
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,427
Posted By squish
I suspect that the OPs carbs idle circuits are...

I suspect that the OPs carbs idle circuits are not free of gunk and the chokes might be in backwards.

Before dropping four bennies on a carb clean.
Poke around locally and see if there is any...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By squish
buy what ever boots you like, and get some gore...

buy what ever boots you like, and get some gore tex socks.
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,463
Posted By squish
What tank are you putting this on? If it's a...

What tank are you putting this on?

If it's a plastic tank. then there is a good chance that its bubbling from the gas flowing up through the tank.

There are some gas permeable vinyl substrates...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By squish
Wow. My guzzi has non standard forks, so I just...

Wow. My guzzi has non standard forks, so I just figured they were the same calipers since they bolted on to the guzzi and it's Ducati forks. I didn't measure.

Amazing the mark-up BMW has.
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By squish
I found when I needed to rebuild the brakes on my...

I found when I needed to rebuild the brakes on my Guzzi.
It was cheaper and faster to buy a new caliper. My calipers needed new seals and pistons as well as pads.
It was something like $80 for the...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,498
Posted By squish
I have a couple of revpack tool rolls. Cordura,...

I have a couple of revpack tool rolls.
Cordura, made in the USA but the straps are a little short.

I cut up an old pair of carhartts to make a couple of pouches.

And home despot sells these...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,619
Posted By squish
My darien jackets (I've had three) last about 8...

My darien jackets (I've had three) last about 8 years and the pants which get a lot more use last about 5 years

These are my go-to garments for longer rides.

That said, I don't know if they are...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,543
Posted By squish
Glad to hear he's alive. Thanks for checking up...

Glad to hear he's alive. Thanks for checking up on him.
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,619
Posted By squish
Here's my experience with Olympia. I have a...

Here's my experience with Olympia.

I have a Bushwacker jacket and Airglide pants.

The jacket is 5 years old and High-Viz.

The pants are about 6 years old and grey.

Neither have been...
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By squish
Looks like someone got too happy with the die...

Looks like someone got too happy with the die grinder or dremel.
I would make sure, extra sure that the steering stem is smooth and it doesn't mess with the race when it's pressed on.
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By squish
I have a 28" inseam and I've found if I ride...

I have a 28" inseam
and I've found if I ride anything slightly sporty i need to have my Darien's in Long to cover the hems of my jeans.
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,875
Posted By squish
SOLAS rated tape is super useful for some...

SOLAS rated tape is super useful for some applications.
It's flexible. It has super strong long lasting and waterproof adhesive
I've had the tape on a back pack and messenger bag for nearly 15...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,875
Posted By squish
I am going to be adding some new reflective. ...

I am going to be adding some new reflective.

On the front I will be using high viz yellow
It's going on my knuckle guards and on the bottom of the windscreen.

On the back I'm going with a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-07-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,543
Posted By squish
Does anyone know inmate Focallength in real life?

Focallength (http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=55389)

The following thread and his other posts have a look a little concerning....
...
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By squish
If it's a real Bates (and it looks like it is)...

If it's a real Bates (and it looks like it is) there's some value in it.

Really for the right crowd they kind of go all weird for "period correct"
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,770
Posted By squish
I got my one piece Roadcrafter in the late 90's ...

I got my one piece Roadcrafter in the late 90's
I rode with it for years, but shortly after I got it I found that on a weekend tour where I wasn't bring much stuff
that it sucked to not be able to...
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By squish
There are tons of places selling dot marker...

There are tons of places selling dot marker lights in yellow LED.

These are easy to put on due to their size and lack of power consumption
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-04-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,979
Posted By squish
I spent $3,000 on a few mods and ended up with a...

I spent $3,000 on a few mods and ended up with a bike that has just under 100 horsepower.
In ever respect performance wise it was better then stock.

Of course I did it by way of taking off the...
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By squish
Seems like a solid price for what these bikes are...

Seems like a solid price for what these bikes are going for.

I would want to have the stock pipe for that price.

The seat is faded most likely from UV or chemical exposure.
Like if the bike...
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,944
Posted By squish
you know, you can run two stainless steel...

you know,
you can run two stainless steel braided lines from a double banjo bolt, with on line going to each caliper
You will need to get the banjo bolt for both calipers in the correct thread...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,529
Posted By squish
With regards to the DL650 there is a lot of...

With regards to the DL650 there is a lot of on-line compliants about the bike feeling top heavy.

I don't feel it, but then it's pretty rare that I feel like a bike is too heavy

I don't like the...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,189
Posted By squish
Here's something to think about... At some...

Here's something to think about...
At some point the value is in the VIN plate.

In other words the value of the bike complete outstrips the cost of building it.

Most airheads are not there,...
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