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Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 500,257
Posted By acap650
Also, it is said the angle of the instrument pod...

Also, it is said the angle of the instrument pod is different.
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By acap650
This was (is) a common mod on SVs. I had them on...

This was (is) a common mod on SVs. I had them on mine for a while and found the peg surface to be more slippy than grippy. YMMV.:norton
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 500,257
Posted By acap650
Saddle Surgery

Well done ORexpat. I have both the Corbin and the ironing board oem which, strangely, is tolerable for me. Not sure why but most people think the pleated 2001 seat is better.

My tool of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,325
Posted By acap650
Chain failure resulted in case damage where...

Chain failure resulted in case damage where swingarm pivots.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_seRHNlFlq4/Tmu0Le5VFGI/AAAAAAAAAp4/gs0qsXr7gZA/s400/Day%2520503.JPG

Chain was replaced then this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By acap650
Not going to happen. G650GS and F650GS single...

Not going to happen. G650GS and F650GS single are the same, they use symmetrical bags (left and right are the same). F650GS twin uses asymmetrical bags (left bag is narrow to fit around muffler).
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By acap650
I ran everything from 28 to 36 psi, nothing...

I ran everything from 28 to 36 psi, nothing helped. It is just the wrong size for a 1.85 rim. A wide tire on a narrow rim causes the tread to wrap around so that the edge is nearly vertical. The bike...
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By acap650
I ran Distanzias on an R80ST. They were the only...

I ran Distanzias on an R80ST. They were the only mild dual sport tire that would fit in the recommended sizes front and rear. I found the 100/90-19 front to be way oversized for the 1.85 in. front...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-04-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,325
Posted By acap650
There are two types of rivet links, hollow nose...

There are two types of rivet links, hollow nose pin and soft solid nose pin. Not all rivet tools will do both types. This one will: http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/08-0470/
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 797
Posted By acap650
Mystic bars

AFAIK the Mystic bars only came with the Mystic version of the R100R so they are rather rare. Never had a Mystic but have the bars and have used them on several different bikes from a cafed R100RT...
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By acap650
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-R-Series-1984-bmw-r-80...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-R-Series-1984-bmw-r-80-st-rare-airhead-/261516879403?forcerrptr=true&hash=item3ce39ee62b&item=261516879403&pt=US_motorcycles
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,012
Posted By acap650
Here's where you're headed. ...

Here's where you're headed.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_seRHNlFlq4/Tmu0Le5VFGI/AAAAAAAAAp4/gs0qsXr7gZA/s400/Day%2520503.JPG

In this case the broken chain cracked the engine case where...
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By acap650
But you can install an R100 engine in an R65...

But you can install an R100 engine in an R65 frame.
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,201
Posted By acap650
Have to agree with gsd4me, the OEM pod, while...

Have to agree with gsd4me, the OEM pod, while light weight, is poorly mounted, held on by the handlebar clamp bolts and one 6mm bolt in the lower fork clamp. Makes working on the bike a pain. When...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,201
Posted By acap650
Instruments

As per Rucksta's comments, the gauges pictured are definitely not the ST tach and speedo. Looks like the /6, /7 set up. The speedo will not work in a G/S dash pod, trip reset button needs to be on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By acap650
I'm short and I may be talking out of my ass but...

I'm short and I may be talking out of my ass but I don't think any of the available seats will be as easy to touch down as the BMW low seat, if that's an issue. I find the low seat to be well...
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,925
Posted By acap650
#1 should be broken down: - the way the...

#1 should be broken down:

- the way the bike is designed (engineered)
- the way the bike is built (assembled)
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,379
Posted By acap650
You made the right choice - Guzzi all the way....

You made the right choice - Guzzi all the way. :clap Now show us proof when you get it home. :deal
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By acap650
Many have just packed the boot with grease to...

Many have just packed the boot with grease to prevent water ingress.
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 500,257
Posted By acap650
Battery R&R

Nice write-up, beats the version in the manual. I just did this a month ago. My OEM battery lasted 10 years. The Chinese Yuasa clone made it 3 1/2 years. Needless to say it was replaced by a US...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 96,131
Views: 18,125,445
Posted By acap650
No rear brake

Not to change the subject but the rear brake is critical for control on the track, on the street and in the dirt. I usually go through two rear pad sets for one front.
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,926
Posted By acap650
Progresive 412

As an OEM replacement this might work. Only preload adjustable like the eco YSS for about the same cost.
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 500,257
Posted By acap650
This just happened to my W last week....

This just happened to my W last week. Intermittent open on a 4 year old Chinese Yuasa knock-off. Barely had enough juice to power the ignition so I could kick start. The W would stay running on a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,192
Posted By acap650
If you lift the rear of the bike does the...

If you lift the rear of the bike does the suspension extend as the bike rises up to standard height? If so then not enough preload or the spring is sacked or has been replaced with a shorter/weaker...
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,584
Posted By acap650
I recently bought two G/S tank stickers from...

I recently bought two G/S tank stickers from their ebay store. After several emails we could not figure out how to create an invoice so I did not have to pay two shipping charges. I bought the parts...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 268,853
Posted By acap650
The US version was not priced in accordance with...

The US version was not priced in accordance with the market in 2000. In the 650 standard class the SV was priced about 1K less than the W. Granted the fit and finish on the W far exceeded the SV and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 500,257
Posted By acap650
OEM rack

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ujDqVbUDkIM/SxAp4eaH4WI/AAAAAAAAAcc/vkpKUK6Zfpw/s640/W650%2520004.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 500,257
Posted By acap650
I don't put much stock in break-in limits on...

I don't put much stock in break-in limits on newer bikes. Some say change the oil after the first 50 miles then ride it like you stole it.

I recall your posts on the W650 Yahoo group. Glad...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By acap650
Wirespokes is your man.

Wirespokes is your man.
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By acap650
I had my R80ST collector ceramic coated a few...

I had my R80ST collector ceramic coated a few years back and it has held up well but rust pits have started to reappear. I think it is impossible to remove all traces of pitting, even with media...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 143,800
Posted By acap650
Service Labor Rates: $75/HR is the normal...

Service Labor Rates:

$75/HR is the normal rate
$100/HR if you watch
$200/HR if you help

:deal
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,399
Posted By acap650
Each manufacturer uses different schemes for dry...

Each manufacturer uses different schemes for dry weight claims. In general dry means dry, no fuel, coolant, lubricants and no battery AFAIK.

Has anyone actually weighed a stock G/S on an accurate...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 500,257
Posted By acap650
Cool customs but I don't get the antique balloon...

Cool customs but I don't get the antique balloon tires with a modern wavy disk. And an oversize tire on the stock skinny rim makes for a poor handling bike. Does anybody actually ride on these tires?
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2,666
Views: 454,831
Posted By acap650
I have a 20" shield. PM sent.

I have a 20" shield. PM sent.
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 48,418
Posted By acap650
None. The oil you have. New tires.

None.

The oil you have.

New tires.
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,421
Posted By acap650
Hipster Doofus

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IR2Xj-Km0SE/U30uj10ySoI/AAAAAAAABck/ellzO2K7v6o/s400/hipster.jpg
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By acap650
Agree on all points except "deploys easily" only...

Agree on all points except "deploys easily" only applies for those with 32" or more inseam. I converted to Carl's stand and it works well but I do wish it was auto retracting.
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,749
Posted By acap650
The R1100RS was the first fuel injected boxer and...

The R1100RS was the first fuel injected boxer and brought the term "surging" into widespread use among BMW riders. First year models had a "hard-wired" ECU that could not be tampered with. After that...
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By acap650
It's not a Van Gogh, just a gas tank. To the OP,...

It's not a Van Gogh, just a gas tank. To the OP, I think $100 would be fair just PM me your paypal. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 96,131
Views: 18,125,445
Posted By acap650
Here I am using my second reserve with the IMS...

Here I am using my second reserve with the IMS tank . . .

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-crBH1jhYIv0/Uxjz287azCI/AAAAAAAABY0/jqGyuIzP0Rs/s400/DSC06603.JPG
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,054
Posted By acap650
Done that a few times. More than half the work is...

Done that a few times. More than half the work is in the removing / re-installing. Once carbs are off anyone with good eyes, tools, reading skills and an organized workspace can do it.

You could...
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