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Forum: Old's Cool 06-04-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 725
Posted By mandolinut
Passenger backrest for R100 Gspd?

My wife enjoys our rides together, but is now letting me know she would feel "safer" with a back rest. :eek1 Next will be airbags.
Can anyone suggest or recommend a passenger backrest that will fit...
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 174,536
Posted By mandolinut
At least you could test drive the BMW. I tried...

At least you could test drive the BMW. I tried test riding a Yamaha FJ1300 sport tour and a Kawasaki Concours 1400 and both dealers said no test rides unless you do the sales paperwork ahead of time...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-17-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By mandolinut
You guys are getting me more excited about my...

You guys are getting me more excited about my upcoming trip. I've had a good time exploreing other parts of our country, but this will be my first mid-west adventure. The pictures look great. Being...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-17-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By mandolinut
I am bringing the r100gs with off road/ highway...

I am bringing the r100gs with off road/ highway tires. Thanks for the post so far.
To "ajayhawkfan", you'll have to tell me more about riding the T.W.A.T.:rofl Where abouts would that be?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-17-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By mandolinut
Looking for rides around Ashland, Wisconsin

Looking for some advice for good rides around the Ashland, Wisconsin area. I'll be in the Ashland area for 2 weeks around early July. Plan on trailering my bike from Florida to do some work on my...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By mandolinut
I was and am very happy with Guy's work. Worth...

I was and am very happy with Guy's work. Worth the wait sometimes to know what you are getting:norton
Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,599
Posted By mandolinut
I checked the DC output between the diode board...

I checked the DC output between the diode board and the alternator as per Clymer manual and got no reading. Should have been 13 - 15 volts.
Is there another way to rule out alternator vs diode?
I...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,599
Posted By mandolinut
to BMW Blake I believe I have the original...

to BMW Blake
I believe I have the original rubber mounts on the diode.

If the diode board goes out, should you still get a 13 to 15 volt output from the alternator with the engine running ?
...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,599
Posted By mandolinut
With the engine running, i ran the tester between...

With the engine running, i ran the tester between B+ on the diode board and D+ on the alternator and got a big fat zero reading on the tester. The manual says that means check the alternator.
I am...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,599
Posted By mandolinut
Question on diode board testing, r100

I am still in the process of trouble shooting a generator light that remains on with the engine running.
Voltage regulator test (bypass) did not put the light out.
Battery tests good.
Now I am...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By mandolinut
Thanks Robert. Got it out. I was reluctant to...

Thanks Robert. Got it out. I was reluctant to pull too hard until I knew for sure.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By mandolinut
How do I remove voltage regulator clip, r100?

This seems pretty basic, but I am having a hard time removing the black plastic clip with the two blue and one brown wires that enters the voltage regulator on my r100. The manual just states that to...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2010, 05:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By mandolinut
alternator light coming on while in neutral

Looking for help from somebody that may have had this problem.
Recently my (1990 gspd) alternator light comes on and off but only with the bike in neutral, regardless of rpm's. As soon as I put...
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,641
Posted By mandolinut
Problem inflating new tire

Can somebody give me a way to inflate a new tubeless tire. I have put soapy water around the edge to help the bead pop into place. I have tried putting a tiedown strap around the tire to create a...
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,024
Posted By mandolinut
The ujoints are "permanently" sealed to the...

The ujoints are "permanently" sealed to the shaft. I sent mine to hpguy who is a machinist, and he replaced (welded?) 2 new ujoints. The new ones that he installed can be easily replaced by sliding...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2009, 04:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By mandolinut
Greeting from across the big pond. :norton Thanks...

Greeting from across the big pond. :norton Thanks for sharing some wonderful photos.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By mandolinut
Merry Christmas to all. Thanks for all of the...

Merry Christmas to all. Thanks for all of the help and sharing. You guys are like a family I never met.
:strum
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 25,017
Posted By mandolinut
I recently did the same work and was able to back...

I recently did the same work and was able to back the gear box out without moving the engine forward. The rod you are showing should slide back towards the rear tire through the gear box if you have...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,394
Posted By mandolinut
Could you tell me what symptoms, if any, the...

Could you tell me what symptoms, if any, the engine had before the rebuild?
Other than mileage, does tryhe motor run or sound any differant?
I have balnced my carbs but not yet rebuiklt them.
I...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-03-2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,815
Posted By mandolinut
I just had mine rebuilt for $175.00. Previously,...

I just had mine rebuilt for $175.00. Previously, the speedo worked but not the odometer. I could have bought a new one for $300.00 but wanted to keep the bike's mileage original. When I reconnected...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-03-2008, 05:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,043
Posted By mandolinut
Greetings from Florida. I wish I could...

Greetings from Florida.

I wish I could help you with your electrical problem but have no ideas.

Wanted you to know how much I am enjoying your travel diary and photos. Its like being there...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-02-2008, 04:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By mandolinut
Thanks WooPig and Joerg. You were both right...

Thanks WooPig and Joerg. You were both right about the rubber boot. One would think it would just slide on with no effort. Not so. To make things worst, I had ordered a NEW rubber boot since the old...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-30-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By mandolinut
I actually did have the swingarm vertical this...

I actually did have the swingarm vertical this entire time. After finding out there was no trade secret except patience, I continued dropping the shaft down the tube until finally it fell in:clap . ...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-29-2008, 04:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By mandolinut
Talking Thanks. After about twenty attempts, I...

Thanks.

After about twenty attempts, I thought I might be missing something, but it sounds like I might have only been fifteen attempts away from having it drop in.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-28-2008, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By mandolinut
need help installing driveshaft r100gs

I received my rebuilt driveshaft and am having a heck of a time getting it to slide over the spline. Getting it down the swingaerm is no problem, but by the time the driveshaft gets to the spline, I...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-16-2008, 06:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,436
Posted By mandolinut
The homemade plastic tube loop works great. ...

The homemade plastic tube loop works great.

The first time I used mine, I synced the carbs at idle, then I suddenly reved up the rpm's to adjust for high speed (I should have brought the RPM's...
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 50,932
Posted By mandolinut
Best lube for KLR chain?

I am sure this has been coverd in the past but what is the ideal chain lube for a KLR?
Forum: Old's Cool 11-10-2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,213
Posted By mandolinut
I appreciate this forum and what I am learning....

I appreciate this forum and what I am learning. I'm in.:strum
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By mandolinut
Thanks again. That does guide me in the right...

Thanks again. That does guide me in the right direction.:norton
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2008, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By mandolinut
The bike is a 1990 r100gspd. I see by your post...

The bike is a 1990 r100gspd. I see by your post that the location can go on either side. Thanks again.

The second part of my question was: there are two wires coming off of the accessory...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2008, 05:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By mandolinut
Thanks for the post and the pictutre. For some...

Thanks for the post and the pictutre. For some reason I was trying to place it on the right side:asshat instead of the left.

I think that's a sign I had too much fun when I was young.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-05-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By mandolinut
Reattaching accessory outlet r100gs

I've just about got my bike back together and right near the end ran into a brain fart. I cannot figure out (or find in the manual) what or where the accessory plug (the one you can put your battery...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-24-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,508
Posted By mandolinut
What stood out to me in your original post was...

What stood out to me in your original post was that you said you were "mechanically challenged". That being said, you would either have to be willing to learn new skills in the mechanical area( which...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,710
Posted By mandolinut
check your coil

One more thing to check, based on my own experiance.
I picked up a 1990 r100gspd a year ago . Every time I got into some serious rain, the motor died as if the switch was off. Next day would start...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-13-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,016
Posted By mandolinut
bmw r100 odometer repair

Once again, looking for advice.
Speedometer works, odometer doesn'r work.
I found a site ( http://www.instrumentclusters.com/odometer-gear.html )that has the replacement gears that are worn out...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-10-2008, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,558
Posted By mandolinut
Thanks everyone for the input. It's great to...

Thanks everyone for the input.
It's great to have this forum :norton
Forum: Old's Cool 10-09-2008, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,558
Posted By mandolinut
centering new clutch for bmw r100

Is there any way to properly center a new clutch friction plate without using the official BMW tool?
Any help would be appreciated.:norton

Pat
1990 r100gspd
Forum: Old's Cool 09-11-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,234
Posted By mandolinut
Thanks for the info and suggestions. This is my...

Thanks for the info and suggestions. This is my first airhead and I have really enjoyed the ride. It was shutting down in the rain, but a new coill fixed that:1drink .
The best way I can describe...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2008, 06:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,617
Posted By mandolinut
what was the problem?

Glad you found the problem. What was it?:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 09-09-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,234
Posted By mandolinut
New vibration, 1990 BMW GS

I just returned from a ride and noticed a new mild vibration primarily when the RPM's were between 3200 and 3500. The gear did not matter.
I have read about outshaft bearing failures( I believe...
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