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Forum: Hacks 09-05-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,118
Posted By NavyF4
Would look good sans most of the bodywork, and...

Would look good sans most of the bodywork, and the loose ends cleaned up.

Sorta GS-like....
Forum: Hack Vendors 03-08-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,296
Posted By NavyF4
Contact Info

Chris,

Can't reach your website. Pls PM me your contact info.

Thanks,
Troy
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 63,238
Posted By NavyF4
Here's my 91 at Amour Point on the way round the...

Here's my 91 at Amour Point on the way round the TransLabrador Highway. The beast didn't miss a beat altho the rough road took out most of the lamp filaments....
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 539
Posted By NavyF4
Delete

Delete
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 647
Posted By NavyF4
R100GSPD Front Fairing Removal

Yes, Indeedy, here's a job that's tedious to the max!

Got almost everything disconnected to remove the fairing/headlight/roo bar assembly but could use tips for:

1. How do the ignition switch...
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 918
Views: 176,672
Posted By NavyF4
The Last G/S (US Model) .... Redux!

And here she is now, with the previously noted goodies, plus a Stefanie Meyers bash plate and a TT top clamp installed. I have to say the paint work is gorgeous, with the custom graphics under clear...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,824
Posted By NavyF4
The last US model G/S made, VIN **3352, one of...

The last US model G/S made, VIN **3352, one of two 87's, is a monolever with kick start.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 810
Views: 54,065
Posted By NavyF4
In, bringing the last G/S, #3352, with a major...

In, bringing the last G/S, #3352, with a major feature inspired by and copied shamelessly from Booj's bike as seen several Flings ago.

What could it be ???
Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By NavyF4
This is coming up 2007 for me. The current...

This is coming up 2007 for me. The current calendar May-Sep isn't showing a Gathering that I see.

So, again, the date, anyone?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,399
Posted By NavyF4
http://navyf4.smugmug.com/Hobbies/Bike-Stuff/isomo...

http://navyf4.smugmug.com/Hobbies/Bike-Stuff/isomount/853641312_FdNiN-M.jpg (http://navyf4.smugmug.com/Hobbies/Bike-Stuff/8254785_R3tWx#853641312_FdNiN-A-LB)


P/N ISO/100245R at
...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,399
Posted By NavyF4
Went through that on another thread, and the...

Went through that on another thread, and the frame's OK.



This was my first approach - if you look at the right edge of the photo, to the right side of the strap hook, there's a rough area...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 205,322
Posted By NavyF4
Tom, you no doubt noticed the price on the PD...

Tom, you no doubt noticed the price on the PD tank knee pads - $112 for both sides.

The OEM tank set has a rubber knee pad at the point where your knee cap would contact the tank if you moved...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,399
Posted By NavyF4
Broken Steering Stop

As I've lamented elsewhere, the P.O. of my 87 G/S put a hit on the bike hard enough to crack a cylinder and break off the steering stop.

Here's a shot of the remnants of the broken stop. Note...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,898
Posted By NavyF4
Here's a shot I took of stuff on the way to the...

Here's a shot I took of stuff on the way to the powder coater. The silvery-looking item on the end of the tail gate is a crossbrace my neighbor fabbed up for my G/S. I measured my GS crossbrace and I...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,393
Posted By NavyF4
Talking Oops, it's "GR", for Gaston Rahier, the winner of...

Oops, it's "GR", for Gaston Rahier, the winner of several early PD rallies on the G/S race bikes. I understand he autographed like 600 tanks for the PD kits.

I stand to be corrected on the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-29-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,393
Posted By NavyF4
Yeah, you got me thinking. I called Ed and told...

Yeah, you got me thinking. I called Ed and told him to leave the red tank alone. On the PD tank, he's going to do all the decals in paint and (gasp) forge the GH autograph fresh since it's so faint,...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-29-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,393
Posted By NavyF4
That's what I was looking to hear. Checked the...

That's what I was looking to hear. Checked the gussets - they're flat. Wide spacer on left front. Life is good....

Now, on to the broken steering stop. :D
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,393
Posted By NavyF4
Here'e the headon shot I was looking for.... ...

Here'e the headon shot I was looking for....

http://navyf4.smugmug.com/Hobbies/Bike-Stuff/DSC00424/851029259_RoAsn-M.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,393
Posted By NavyF4
Bent G/S Frame?

When I bought my G/S, I discovered it had a cracked left cylinder from a hard hit. Replaced the jug and piston, no biggie.

Recently, when I had the forks off and thus had a clear view from the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-27-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By NavyF4
Can't figure how BMW got the airhead centerstand...

Can't figure how BMW got the airhead centerstand geometry so wrong. Regardless of technigue, my G/S is a bitch, and my GS is only slightly easier. In contrast, an Adventure just hops up there....
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 205,322
Posted By NavyF4
Wicked Well, I read this complete thread this past week...

Well, I read this complete thread this past week and it's just about ruined my G/S makeover :lol3

I had a couple bolt-on's ready to go and a few things at the powder coaters. A little fork work...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 176,672
Posted By NavyF4
Thanks. I called the painter today and told him...

Thanks. I called the painter today and told him to hold off on the tank. It's not in real bad shape, and if it's the only one that left the factory in this color, it makes sense to leave it alone....
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 918
Views: 176,672
Posted By NavyF4
Yeah, it was the ad you commented on last year -...

Yeah, it was the ad you commented on last year - an inmate in Charlotte had it.

I ran across some marketing material that indicates the tank color and decals are authentic. Up close, it looks OEM.
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 176,672
Posted By NavyF4
Here's 3352, the last G/S made for the US. ...

Here's 3352, the last G/S made for the US.

This photo was taken last summer when I bought it. The P.O beat on it pretty good. It had taken a hit hard enough to break off the steering stop and...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,521
Posted By NavyF4
Sweet !

Sweet !
Forum: Old's Cool 01-13-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,088
Posted By NavyF4
Somewhere I got the idea there were no "factory"...

Somewhere I got the idea there were no "factory" G/S PD's - that they were all dealer installed kits.

Not the case?
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,643
Posted By NavyF4
Looks kinda like a Brown's. Had one on my R90S...

Looks kinda like a Brown's. Had one on my R90S and liked it. Had no idea they were made for GS's. Anyone have a source?

I've installed a Schneider's "fixer" on my 100PD. It eliminates the...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,418
Posted By NavyF4
I'm hijacking Davorally's photo to show an issue...

I'm hijacking Davorally's photo to show an issue I've encountered with the G/S solo seat/rack item I bought from S. Mayer. I assume it's the same with all of the aftermarket choices.

In...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-19-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 28,047
Posted By NavyF4
I'm testing the theory that chrome plated brass...

I'm testing the theory that chrome plated brass slides in new carb bodies will lick the Amal wear issue....

Let's face it - we all like to be stylin'. When you leave the local hangout, everyone...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-15-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,519
Posted By NavyF4
Just thought I'd mention that I bought this bike...

Just thought I'd mention that I bought this bike this past summer. It's indeed #3352, the last US model G/S made, according to the lists.

The bike had some hard use previously. It'd taken a hit...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2009, 04:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,521
Posted By NavyF4
I recently ran across a 67 K0 450 barn find....

I recently ran across a 67 K0 450 barn find. Figured what the heck and took it home, although I know nothing about these bikes.

Seems all there, in fairly nice cosmetic shape and the motor's...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 87,237
Posted By NavyF4
Here's a bump for a killer RR, and a couple...

Here's a bump for a killer RR, and a couple comments. I rode the TLH solo from Virginia this past summer, and thought that was pretty studly stuff. Now, I see it was a worthwhile warmup for a trip...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-02-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,574
Posted By NavyF4
You're not the only one. The conventional wisdom...

You're not the only one. The conventional wisdom - stand on it and pull up - works on some models. Go to a dealer and try a new GSA, no problem, the big guy hops right up there. Try the same thing on...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-12-2009, 03:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,397
Posted By NavyF4
And what's the score on the old twins? ...

And what's the score on the old twins?

Bought a 67 CB450 K0 from an estate sale, couple hundred dollars. Looks OK, all there, motor's free. That's all I know.

Rolled it into storage six...
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 38,504
Posted By NavyF4
Thanks, here's another one.... I need the...

Thanks, here's another one....

I need the L-shaped brackets that secure the aft end of the PD solo seat rear rack to the subframe. I know I they can be fabbed up, but I'd like the OEM jobbies. I...
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 38,504
Posted By NavyF4
[quote=MiGSel] This is MiGSel's photo of his...

[quote=MiGSel] This is MiGSel's photo of his bike....

http://migsel.smugmug.com/photos/11957075_Ego62-M.jpg

The parts fiche shows this OEM "Wind Deflector" as P/N 46-63-2-303-902 (primed)....
Forum: Hacks 09-09-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,695
Posted By NavyF4
Might be a Cozy Euro, but the fender looks more...

Might be a Cozy Euro, but the fender looks more art deco & valanced than the Euro. I'll get that photo...
Forum: Hacks 09-09-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,695
Posted By NavyF4
Anyone know what a "canoe-front" car made in...

Anyone know what a "canoe-front" car made in India might be? There's one mounted to an R50S in my late uncle's estate. Bike also has a Heinrich tank, and the rig's tempting me.

Sorry, no photo...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-26-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By NavyF4
No question, just info I'd have liked to have for...

No question, just info I'd have liked to have for trip planning the TLH but did not find here. The variable I was concerned about was how the wear rate would be on that much gravel.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-25-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By NavyF4
TKC Wear

Before heading out from Virginia for the Trans-Labrador Highway last month, I wondered if a set of TKC's would go the distance. Mileage would be about 4300 total, including the 600+ miles of gravel...
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