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Forum: Airheads 12-13-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,665
Posted By More_Miles
Glad to see you pulled the trigger. I, like you,...

Glad to see you pulled the trigger. I, like you, read and re-read and re-re-read the posts and threads on all the 'orrible issues that BMW has/had, etc. I have a bit of advice based on my 4+ years...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,468
Posted By More_Miles
I'll echo the sentiment of keeping an eye on the...

I'll echo the sentiment of keeping an eye on the valves. Mine had seriously receding valves as I ran it. I "cured" it by snagging another set of heads complete with valves to run while I sent my...
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,653
Posted By More_Miles
I just wanted to check before I posted any...

I just wanted to check before I posted any mis-information. I recalled reading that you can "upgrade" the rockers "one step." Indeed. Mr. Largiader's article states it. From the tail end of said...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-29-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 28,332
Posted By More_Miles
Sorry didn't make it

I was thinking about coming down, but, well, somehow that didn't happen. Not sure why.

Oh, wait a moment, I remember! We bought a house! Funny how something like that gets in the way.

So...
Forum: Airheads 10-26-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,102
Posted By More_Miles
I concur, mutts are the strongest beasts. Also,...

I concur, mutts are the strongest beasts. Also, look at it this way, starting with this bike, no matter what you do to it, YOU won't end up tied to a stake and ignited as a "heretic" by the airhead...
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,145
Posted By More_Miles
Personal experience - sample size = 1

When I bought my R100RT, the diode board had already been relocated and "upgraded." It was "upgraded" by means of bodging on a rectifier from a GM alternator. According to the previous owner, he...
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By More_Miles
For what it's worth, my R100RT had a diode board...

For what it's worth, my R100RT had a diode board from a GM alternator mounted outboard, behind the fairing when I bought it. It also had a weird arsed bodged together wiring harness "adapter" as...
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By More_Miles
Slide the rubber coupling that goes between the...

Slide the rubber coupling that goes between the 90 degree tube and the airbox on until the plastic tube is flush with the top of the rubber. Install on the carburetor. Slide the rubber coupling...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,083
Posted By More_Miles
Resurected from the dust bin of antiquity!

I figured that since I have some new photos from another day-trip, I'd append them to the original thread.

Mods, if you want to move this over to the Day-trip section, feel free. I still feel...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,111
Posted By More_Miles
Lee, Glad you got home safe and sound. I...

Lee,

Glad you got home safe and sound. I can't take credit for the potatoes. Those were all Jada's doing. You folks are always welcome. Perhaps next time I can get some time off for seat time...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By More_Miles
Got one for the Blackberry

I got one of these for my Blackberry:

http://www.rammount.com/CatalogResults/PartDetails/tabid/63/partid/082065077045066045049052057090045065081050085/Default.aspx

Pros


Fully water...
Forum: Canada 08-09-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 51,774
Posted By More_Miles
Wayward travelers, westward bound

Saw these fine folks off about an hour ago.

http://stewie.smugmug.com/Other/Mobile-photos/i-F582QW6/0/M/IMG_00000034-M.jpg

Last seen heading north-ish in typical Maritime sunshine, i.e. fog and...
Forum: Canada 08-09-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16,170
Views: 898,336
Posted By More_Miles
Wayward travelers, westward bound

Just an FYI, Wyeswoman, Pifflemaster and (sorry I forgot what handle he goes by) John departed the great, bustling metropolis of Jacksonville NB this morning if under typically moist Maritime skies....
Forum: Canada 08-02-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 51,774
Posted By More_Miles
Remember, bad is a behaviour.... Just have to do...

Remember, bad is a behaviour.... Just have to do it well!
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,074
Posted By More_Miles
Seeing as the BMW boxer design started life as a...

Seeing as the BMW boxer design started life as a small aeroplane engine, I'm not surprised that it prefers to spin. On the other hand, I think most "big twins" have make-and-break, or in some cases,...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-29-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,109
Posted By More_Miles
Unfortunately not this year Mark... There is...

Unfortunately not this year Mark... There is always the spring fling though! I might enlist your aide to put eyes on as it were! :freaky

As an aside, while I appreciate all the links to the...
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By More_Miles
Odd, I thought the RT mirrors were a vast...

Odd, I thought the RT mirrors were a vast improvement over the ones on other bikes. Only 1/3 full of shoulder v.s. 9/10 full. :dunno
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,109
Posted By More_Miles
Sounds more and more like an airhead! I should...

Sounds more and more like an airhead! I should be right at home! :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,109
Posted By More_Miles
Thanks all. There doesn't seem to be any...

Thanks all. There doesn't seem to be any surprises with the must watch for items. After all, the drive-line is more similar than different to the R bikes I'm used to. Other than the sprague clutch...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-19-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,109
Posted By More_Miles
BMW flying brick - Magic price point?

Hey all! I've got a question for the hive mind.

I've been mulling this over for a while. I've been thinking of acquiring a flying brick. More specifically, a mid 80's and up K75 or K100, S or...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-05-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,122
Posted By More_Miles
A) Do you trust your bike? B) Do you trust your...

A) Do you trust your bike?
B) Do you trust your own ability to cope and improvise?

If the answer to these is yes, then pack and go!

I took my '83 BMW south a couple years ago. Only problem...
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,547
Posted By More_Miles
I'll try to remember to do so when I get home.

I'll try to remember to do so when I get home.
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,337
Posted By More_Miles
Well, the carburetors have been off a number of...

Well, the carburetors have been off a number of times, what's one more? Are you *sure* the right side is fully closed? Or is it "the idle stop is completely screwed out and the throttle are won't...
Forum: Canada 07-02-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 51,774
Posted By More_Miles
Good or bad, you decide

So, I was talking with my father, who lives in St. George NB.

Dad: I've been told that the road through the Mines is all chip seal now.
Me: No kidding?
Dad: Yeah. Mary, her husband used to have...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,309
Posted By More_Miles
CDD, thanks, but I already have a handful on...

CDD, thanks, but I already have a handful on order. Now, if you want, I could swap you a couple for one of your lathes. I'll even pay the shipping! :deal
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,309
Posted By More_Miles
Spares ordered. I might, when I someday get...

Spares ordered. I might, when I someday get flush and sufficiently motivated, order up a set of the "new and improved" petcocks. I still think that this would be a good place a an aluminium...
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,309
Posted By More_Miles
Karcoma - Improved hose connector?

Hey all!

First off, I stuck this on the flea market thread. Then I thought it would be better off as a thread all on it's own.

I managed, in a typical ham fisted way, to break one of my hose ...
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,484
Posted By More_Miles
Flywheel = AKA clutch carrier on "newer"...

Flywheel = AKA clutch carrier on "newer" airheads. I think yours is considered "newer" as is my '83.

It's the big honking rotating thingie behind the timing hole.
Forum: Airheads 06-10-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,484
Posted By More_Miles
Carb float height or blocked fuel line?

My bike (83 R100RT) used to "drop" a cylinder, seriously down on power, and run rough. I only discovered it when I convinced my girlfriend to go for a ride with me. Under the load, going up a hill,...
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 79,996
Posted By More_Miles
Canadian Insurance

Snagged from http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1082.html which is from the US State Department.

Highlighting is mine.

I suspect the lack of a "Canadian Insurance Card" would...
Forum: Americas 05-23-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,038
Posted By More_Miles
Going anti-clockwise, you are in the lane closest...

Going anti-clockwise, you are in the lane closest to the water/cliffs/drop off's. Clockwise you're on the "inside."

I've personally done the Cabot trail twice, once in a car and once on the bike. ...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,547
Posted By More_Miles
Rain report

First ride in the rain yesterday. Wet roads, standing puddles, etc. If I didn't have damp feet, wiping the visor and my rain gear on, I wouldn't have known it was wet! I'm sure that I had less...
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,547
Posted By More_Miles
The slippery kind, is there any other? :lol3

The slippery kind, is there any other? :lol3
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,547
Posted By More_Miles
I'm not saying it's bad, I just need to get used...

I'm not saying it's bad, I just need to get used to the "new" bike. I've always noticed very neutral handling with the airhead. In fact that's one of the things I've loved about this bike. Want to...
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,547
Posted By More_Miles
First impressions

I just put a brand new set of K70's (3.25x19 front, 4.00x18 back) on my 83 R100RT. I replaced a knackered Pilot Activ on the front and a S11 on the back. I know, mismatched tires, I couldn't match...
Forum: Canada 05-03-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 51,774
Posted By More_Miles
Any idea if they can do the dual plug mod? I...

Any idea if they can do the dual plug mod? I have a spare set of head with receding valves that need to be done. Still not sure on that mod though....
Forum: Trip Planning 05-02-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,740
Posted By More_Miles
Cotton - the evil fiber

Funny, I haven't seen anyone mention cotton underwear and their evils. They hold on to any moisture (read sweat) they stick and, on me anyway, chafe away. I have some Dri-Wear (Underarmour like)...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,385
Posted By More_Miles
While I don't disagree about being mostly for...

While I don't disagree about being mostly for spline lubrication, I think there is more than a little oiling going on at the U-joint on the twin-shock models. I base this solely on the personal and...
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By More_Miles
I'm going to hazard a guess and say that they've...

I'm going to hazard a guess and say that they've done some custom crank and case work (at LEAST!) and turned it into a mini-radial engine.
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By More_Miles
Actually, it is a straight piece of hose. There...

Actually, it is a straight piece of hose. There is an aluminium insert (at least in mine, had them off this afternoon in fact) that goes from the airbox outlet diameter to the elbow input diameter....
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