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Forum: Airheads 02-28-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By misnomer
Perfect! Looks like the price didn't scare him...

Perfect! Looks like the price didn't scare him off - thanks for the link. I had tried a quick eBay search but didn't come up with anything.
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By misnomer
Levered Throttle Lock

Gents - anybody have one of the old lever style throttle locker cruise controller doohickey majigger thingies bumping around in a drawer that you'd be willing to part with? A friend of mine just dove...
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By misnomer
Aha! I knew there'd be a tool for it. I shall...

Aha! I knew there'd be a tool for it. I shall procure an expander and make it happen. I thought about RTV, but already bought these gaskets and dammit, I will go down with that ship!
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By misnomer
Exhaust gaskets

Gents -

I'm reassemblaging my bike after replacing pushrod tube seals and figured I'd shore up some exhaust leaks while I was at it. It seems the old gaskets between the header and the muffler...
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,624
Posted By misnomer
Us U.S. folk have bizarre tastes when it comes to...

Us U.S. folk have bizarre tastes when it comes to a lot of things... Combine American tastes with Airhead tastes and you get some truly bizarre stuff!
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,624
Posted By misnomer
Why would they race a Mystic? Weren't the older...

Why would they race a Mystic? Weren't the older R100S and RS notably faster? The Mystic is pretty bare bones with 32mm Bings. More than enough to putter around on, but I never thought they were...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,197
Posted By misnomer
My Mystic had Maguras with the diamond pattern on...

My Mystic had Maguras with the diamond pattern on them. I don't know if they were just too old but I found them to be far too slippery. My wrist would get sore just holding the throttle open!...
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,286
Posted By misnomer
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c1...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c1/Casebuttons.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,286
Posted By misnomer
Batteries are getting there. Hundred mile range...

Batteries are getting there. Hundred mile range was unheard of twenty years ago without hundreds of pounds of lead batteries. I'm excited to see electric bikes and electric cars - as long as they...
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 830
Posted By misnomer
One last question and then I'm done until I get...

One last question and then I'm done until I get all my parts in and break something...

Have any of you just used crank case sealant in leiu of the cylinder base o-ring? The o-ring wasn't fitted to...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 830
Posted By misnomer
When I removed the heads, a fair deal of oil...

When I removed the heads, a fair deal of oil dribbled down from the upper head studs which could explain that oil pooling. I'll take another look at the spark plug and see if it's oily or just...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 830
Posted By misnomer
Sorry - forgot details! Bike is a 1994 R100R with...

Sorry - forgot details! Bike is a 1994 R100R with some 36k miles. No valve recession that I can see. Bike has been running great for the 10k miles I've had it, always was seeping a bit from the...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 830
Posted By misnomer
Head opinions

Alright, be gentle with me - first time delving into my engine (or any engine for that matter). I'm replacing my leaky pushrod seals following Snowbum's guide and the Clymer's manual.

So I pulled...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,711
Posted By misnomer
Good looking bike! It's interesting how different...

Good looking bike! It's interesting how different it looks from a stockish bike even in your very first shot. Lowering the handlebars and headlight just a wee bit with that fly screen gave it pretty...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,846
Posted By misnomer
Woah... Tragic to look at, but I'm excited to see...

Woah... Tragic to look at, but I'm excited to see what you do with it!
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,724
Posted By misnomer
If I were to start a project today it would be to...

If I were to start a project today it would be to bring an R65 to good running order and then ride the piss out of it. Unfortunately the missus thinks we should build a house first (she had me hooked...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,716
Posted By misnomer
A "known issue" is just an issue somebody else...

A "known issue" is just an issue somebody else has had already - means somebody else can help you fix it. If you have a community around a bike, you're bound to come up with some common problems that...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,858
Posted By misnomer
'92 R100R would be a paralever (dry driveshaft)....

'92 R100R would be a paralever (dry driveshaft). But as these guys say, you should be in the market for a new used gearbox. For what it's worth, I had my box overhaulled by my local BMW shop for...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,684
Posted By misnomer
And after all, isn't *everything* we do with our...

And after all, isn't *everything* we do with our bikes an act of faith?

"The side stand will hold, I have the faith."

"It'll start, I have the faith."

"The transmission won't explode, I have...
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,684
Posted By misnomer
No, because despite side stands being solved...

No, because despite side stands being solved decades (centuries???) ago, zee Germans have decided they must find a "better way."

Plus, if our sidestands weren't wonky, what would we have to argue...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,216
Posted By misnomer
I found a kit with several connector sizes and a...

I found a kit with several connector sizes and a crimp tool on Amazon - have been using that for my automotive projects. Haven't yet futzed with the R100 wiring, but will probably share with it.
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,216
Posted By misnomer
If you have the budget, a Delphi Weatherpak...

If you have the budget, a Delphi Weatherpak connector would be the way to go. They're essentially an everything-proofed Molex. Molex connectors could do the trick, but that plastic won't hold up in...
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By misnomer
I'm thinking of going Enduralast for the heated...

I'm thinking of going Enduralast for the heated gear I wear through the winter. Suspect that may have aided my factory rotor to it's untimely demise at a mere 30k miles.
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By misnomer
My Ride Home

Hey gents - just thought I'd tell you about my experience getting home from a great time in Death Valley with the Airheads.

So I stop in Stovepipe Wells to tank up my '95 R100R Mystic before the...
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,642
Posted By misnomer
Ouch man, yer harshin' my buzz.

Ouch man, yer harshin' my buzz.
Forum: Airheads 10-30-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,489
Posted By misnomer
My Mystic caught the eye of my girlfriend... I...

My Mystic caught the eye of my girlfriend... I *might* have gotten her without it, but it definitely helped :evil
Forum: Airheads 10-21-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,983
Posted By misnomer
I suppose I average 35 or 37 on my '94 R100R -...

I suppose I average 35 or 37 on my '94 R100R - mostly a ten mile freeway commute.
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By misnomer
Echoing everybody else here - you shouldn't have...

Echoing everybody else here - you shouldn't have issues. I have been using an Aerostich jacket (~70w) and a pair of Gerbings G3 gloves without issue on my stock '94. If you're cautious about your...
Forum: Airheads 09-16-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,483
Posted By misnomer
Good eye! '67 1800S. I rescued it a month back...

Good eye! '67 1800S. I rescued it a month back from a guy who was gonna turn it into a hot rod for his wife. It will be needing quite a bit of love before I get it back out on the road (spent a long...
Forum: Airheads 09-16-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,483
Posted By misnomer
R100R Fork Seals (pic heavy)!

My left fork started puking a bit of oil a couple weeks back, so I've decided to tackle that job today as well as add some fork gaiters. The gaiters are the BMW 11 rib jobs recommended in another...
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,116
Posted By misnomer
Hater!! :cry

Hater!!

:cry
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,116
Posted By misnomer
Mystic has a different seat and rear cowling. I...

Mystic has a different seat and rear cowling. I hear there may be differences in the sub frame too. Also, lower handlebars.
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By misnomer
Airhead Sunscreen?

Gents, I'm looking for something to help protect my precious red paint job from the brutal high desert sun. I've particularly been interested in the half covers (like the Dowco Guardian and...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,116
Posted By misnomer
I think the basic differences have been covered...

I think the basic differences have been covered already. Single/Dual discs, Mystic/Classic, and whether or not the tranny has the circlip installed are all the differences I'm aware of. The circlip...
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,898
Posted By misnomer
Keep in mind that there have been exceptions to...

Keep in mind that there have been exceptions to Snowbum's circlip serial number ranges - he lists one on his site, my own Mystic is another exception - newer than his listing, but still no circlip.
...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,898
Posted By misnomer
That's a regellar ole BMW S fairing. It keeps the...

That's a regellar ole BMW S fairing. It keeps the wind off my chest, if I want it off my face I need to duck down pretty low! I mostly keep it around for looks ;)

If you want real wind protection,...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,898
Posted By misnomer
Mine had about 23k when I bought it, up to...

Mine had about 23k when I bought it, up to somewhere around 26k now. It had a set of regular side cases as well as some smaller city cases which I've found to be quite convenient!
...
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,898
Posted By misnomer
I picked up a Mystic last year ('94 R100R). Then...

I picked up a Mystic last year ('94 R100R). Then promptly had all of the major faults hit me in short order. So, here are the things I ran into:

- Transmission rebuild (circlip). Caught it early,...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,194
Posted By misnomer
...Back on topic. Last fall my new-to-me...

...Back on topic.

Last fall my new-to-me r100r had a distressing roughness in the rear end. Put it on the center stand and felt a *noticeable* notchiness in the rear end. It will be pretty...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,567
Posted By misnomer
When I approach a left hand turner, I try to...

When I approach a left hand turner, I try to waggle a bit in my lane to give myself some horizontal displacement and more apparent motion. I don't know how much it actually helps, always gotta be on...
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