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Forum: Face plant 06-09-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 45,002
Posted By rkjjeep
I am not a therapist but rest and engagement in...

I am not a therapist but rest and engagement in other activities always helps me. Keep busy.
Forum: Face plant 06-08-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 45,002
Posted By rkjjeep
Good luck to you and hopes that YOU heal mentally...

Good luck to you and hopes that YOU heal mentally and physically quickly. This is why I ride alone or ONLY with people I have a LOT of experience with.

My wife and I have been riding with three...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By rkjjeep
It's in pretty good shape - seems excellent...

It's in pretty good shape - seems excellent mechanically. About 45K. There's a couple local airhead "experts" and the owner let them maintain it. It did fall over a couple years ago and needed a...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By rkjjeep
Reunited with R80RT

When I was about 26 and fairly newly married in 1984 I drove from Ann Arbor MI to Fremont OH to look at a red 1983 R80RT at Schiets (sp) BMW dealer. I test rode the bike and really liked it. It was...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 23,712
Views: 3,984,174
Posted By rkjjeep
I just buy lots of flat aluminum crush washers of...

I just buy lots of flat aluminum crush washers of the right sizes and throw those weird suzuki washers away. Make sure the OD doesn't interfere with anything.
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 33,475
Posted By rkjjeep
I use them on my DRZ400S dirt only wheel set. ...

I use them on my DRZ400S dirt only wheel set. they work fine for the kind of off roading i do. Great on gravel roads and fire trails. The one time I had them on asphalt they were load and bumpy as...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 96,340
Views: 18,174,449
Posted By rkjjeep
while my DR650 gently weeps

I have a 2002 DR650 with under 2k miles. At 1500 it was not a base gasket leaker but just started. I was able to take a good picture of it and I have some info that might help others so here goes....
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 96,340
Views: 18,174,449
Posted By rkjjeep
Another snorkle post

I tried like hell to get my low mile 2002 DR to run right with the snorkle in place. No matter how rich or lean I went on the pilot or on the light throttle transition I had what felt like a rich...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,423
Posted By rkjjeep
Sportster?

Don't know if this qualifies as old school. Just picked up a 2004 883c Sportster completely unmolested with stock pipes, air cleaner. carb set up, etc. I was attracted by the simplicity (single...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,529
Posted By rkjjeep
thanks!!

thanks!!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,529
Posted By rkjjeep
2004 BMW R1150R Non ABS?

I am looking at a 2004 R1150R without ABS. I know that the ABS bikes had a linked servo assisted system. What do the non ABS bikes have? Thanks!
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By rkjjeep
Got a report back and it looks like something got...

Got a report back and it looks like something got caught momentarily between swingarm and tire and ran a little groove into the tire (like a phonograph record). New tire and all is well. Thanks.
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By rkjjeep
HELP - R100GS tire damage on swingarm side

I have a friend traveling on R100GS and he has found damage to tire on swingarm side. Inspection reveals nothing now and good clearance between tire and swingarm. Wheel is square and properly...
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,026
Posted By rkjjeep
Yeh, I think the price is crazy. Call me insane,...

Yeh, I think the price is crazy. Call me insane, but I would rather sell a nice bike to an informed enthusiast than play the ebay game. I know from experience that you WILL get more on ebay, but...
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,026
Posted By rkjjeep
SB - Turn around and come back, NOW. I obviously...

SB - Turn around and come back, NOW. I obviously sold my PD too cheap! RJ
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,561
Posted By rkjjeep
The top/middle muffler bracket on the later GS's...

The top/middle muffler bracket on the later GS's ABSOLUTELY goes inside the frame rail.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 405
Posted By rkjjeep
header to primary muffler joint

The PO of my 95 PD religiously and annually removed, cleaned and anti seized the finned exhaust nuts and the threads are as new. Unfortunately he never cleaned and lubed the header to primary...
Forum: Airheads 08-11-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,561
Posted By rkjjeep
YES! I tried it several different ways and...

YES! I tried it several different ways and everything lines up and fits perfectly with the spacer in this location. It goes between the frame and the muffler mount bracket that slides up INSIDE the...
Forum: Airheads 08-09-2011, 03:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,561
Posted By rkjjeep
That seems to make the most sense, but I wound up...

That seems to make the most sense, but I wound up putting it between the muffler bracket and the rubber bushing at the rear mount. Without this spacer the stud sticking out of the bushing was too...
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,561
Posted By rkjjeep
I found it between the frame and the nut on the...

I found it between the frame and the nut on the backside of the bolt shown in the second picture but I don't think it goes there. There's no reason for it there and it prevents proper thread...
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,561
Posted By rkjjeep
Help me identify mystery R100GS spacer

Took the rear muffler off a 95 GS to make swingarm removal easier and found a spacer behind the frame for the muffler mounting bolt that goes thru the muffler and frame JUST above the primary muffler...
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,967
Posted By rkjjeep
What you're describing certainly sounds like a...

What you're describing certainly sounds like a lean condition probably caused by air entering downstream of the carb. Try the spray test someone else suggested.

those spigots come loose on most...
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,907
Posted By rkjjeep
are you sure it is locking in? Do you hear a...

are you sure it is locking in? Do you hear a reaassuring click when pushing down? Does the push button return to the normal position? The latch adjusts up and down. If the tang is properly lined...
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 678
Posted By rkjjeep
Airhead satisfaction

Took the back of the PD apart today to lube both splines and check the driveshaft for the guy I'm selling it to. Done this about twenty tomes over the years. Not sure it's as much fun as it used to...
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,742
Posted By rkjjeep
To me this still begs the question of why BMW...

To me this still begs the question of why BMW relied on something so dimensionally sensitive to assure proper lubrication. Compare this system to the typical spin on filter. Geez. Another mystery...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-29-2011, 04:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,196
Posted By rkjjeep
IF almost all of the trouble with VALEO's was...

IF almost all of the trouble with VALEO's was with the magnets (and I don't know if that's true) then they should be a pretty good piece now. I've taken a couple apart recently and aside from the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-29-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,824
Posted By rkjjeep
I DID investigate this one shortly after getting...

I DID investigate this one shortly after getting the bike home. It sounded JUST LIKE every other VALEO I've ever had that needed cleaning and lubrication. I was shocked and pissed off that it had...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-28-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,824
Posted By rkjjeep
That is EXACTLY what mine looked like and it...

That is EXACTLY what mine looked like and it still started the bike. The new one is quieter, spins faster and makes me feel better leaving on this week long trip. If I had an original Valeo I would...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-28-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,824
Posted By rkjjeep
I found the hex heads easy to manage with a 1/4...

I found the hex heads easy to manage with a 1/4 drive socket, 1/4 ratchet and 1/4 breaker bar.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-28-2011, 03:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,824
Posted By rkjjeep
My ORIGINAL 1995 Valeo with 16K miles was working...

My ORIGINAL 1995 Valeo with 16K miles was working but making fingernails on chalkboard noises, loud. When I pulled the motor cover and looked inside three magnets had shifter around to bump up...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,366
Posted By rkjjeep
Bing will sell you the screws and washers

Bing will sell you the screws and washers
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,366
Posted By rkjjeep
I use rubber vacuum caps - ez to pull off and put...

I use rubber vacuum caps - ez to pull off and put back on. Around 3/16 size.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,824
Posted By rkjjeep
I don't know, but I can say for CERTAIN that they...

I don't know, but I can say for CERTAIN that they can still start the motor after magnets get loose. I had THREE loose magnets and the starter worked but sounded terrible. The new one definitely...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,824
Posted By rkjjeep
Is new Valeo ready to install as shipped

So the new Valeo starter for the PD is on the porch ready for installation when I get home. Have those of you who have bought them recently found them ready to go - bushings and planetary properly...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 969
Views: 343,758
Posted By rkjjeep
12v power later airheads

I was trying to find easy 12v power source on my 95 PD - didn't want to cut, splice, use scotch lock, etc. If your bike has the pigtail tucked up by the coil for clock you'll find a ground, an...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-26-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,196
Posted By rkjjeep
back to the original intent of the thread. can...

back to the original intent of the thread. can someone with a clean original motor housing look at the top edges of the magnets and see if every other one has a paint stripe on it? I think the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,196
Posted By rkjjeep
And I ordered a new magnet housing AND new...

And I ordered a new magnet housing AND new armature from EME so that I could rebuild my old one to keep as a spare. If Valeo starters DO suck, I'll have two of em!
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2011, 03:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,196
Posted By rkjjeep
If you're asking ME that question I only removed...

If you're asking ME that question I only removed it and partially disassembled it because it worked but was noisy as hell. When I looked into the motor housing it was obvious that the magnets were...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,196
Posted By rkjjeep
I tried all that - guess I'm a magnet idiot. ...

I tried all that - guess I'm a magnet idiot. Maybe we're supposed to alternate the green stripes. I could not lay the magnets out and find any that repelled no matter the orientation. I ordered a...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,196
Posted By rkjjeep
Ordered another valeo. You don't need another...

Ordered another valeo. You don't need another data point but this was the original starter off a 95 GS with 16K. Must be age that kills the glue.
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