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Forum: Airheads 01-28-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By mdvs17
Yup once when I first got it. The guys at the...

Yup once when I first got it. The guys at the dealer asked the same question...guess thats a huge nono with this girl.
LESSON LEARNED:(:
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By mdvs17
I would love to do the work myself but dont have...

I would love to do the work myself but dont have a garage.

BMW is having a hell of a time (apparently) trying to track down this part.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6144588/20130110_154942.jpg
thanks...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By mdvs17
A Good BMW Mechanic in San diego

Can anyone recommend a good mechanic here is San DIego. Tired of paying out the nose at the dealer.

Have a 83 R100.

Thanks in advance
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By mdvs17
New Orleans or Bust?

Planning a trip to New Orleans in July this summer and have a few concerns and questions...

Only been riding a couple years, this is the first big trip...
1. The Bike: 83 BMW R100 36000 miles....
Forum: Old's Cool 08-30-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By mdvs17
Leaks...but where?

Got an 83 R100.
1. This is what the engine case looks like.....I just dont know enough to find the source any leads....


2. And just hit 30,000 miles what are the necessary tune up items?

...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-02-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,468
Posted By mdvs17
Charged the battery. Been riding everyday. She's...

Charged the battery. Been riding everyday. She's been great....so probably was just a dead battery.

The vm does read below 12v every so often at idle. Is this normal. Otherwise loving the he'll...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-26-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,468
Posted By mdvs17
Battery is factory BMW. less than a year old....

Battery is factory BMW. less than a year old. definately not charged, going to check the volts tonite when I pull it.
Lately the riding ive been doing has been short rides 45 min max.
Understand...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-26-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,468
Posted By mdvs17
Rode it again yesterday evening, Here is what she...

Rode it again yesterday evening, Here is what she did....
Volt guage reading 13 at 3k and down to 9 at idle. 14 at 4k. She would not start back up after stopping back at home. Going to charge the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,468
Posted By mdvs17
Its baaaaccckkkkk

Well she ran wonderfully for about a month then just recently decided she wouldnt charge the battery anymore. I havent taken the cover off to check the connections on the diode board yet but wanted...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,468
Posted By mdvs17
She is acting accordingly.....gen light goes off...

She is acting accordingly.....gen light goes off about 1200...getting 14 volts at about 4000. then down to about 12.5-13 after a long ride. Things are looking good.

Random Question? The...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,468
Posted By mdvs17
Gen Light creeping back in.

Just replaced the stock diode board with a thunderchild,....all was well for about a month, now the gen light is slowly lighting after about 3 minutes, goes out at 2k rpms. The volt meter reads 14 at...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,319
Posted By mdvs17
Truths

Thanks for the info!
I get my micrometer today, gonna go ahead and ride it and try not to worry until I start to feel it in the lever....The rotors are brand new EBC.

Thanks again.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,319
Posted By mdvs17
Warped Discs?

Just replaced some seriously worn rotors on my 83 R100, blue loctite, diagonal tightening.....got them on. Did 100 miles yesterday and today they are making a scraping noise on one side......its not...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By mdvs17
I did the same route, though about 2 hours later!...

I did the same route, though about 2 hours later! Great Day for a ride!

PM if you go again!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By mdvs17
Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By mdvs17
im in south park, what time you leaving? and...

im in south park, what time you leaving? and where towards the border you goin.

yeah that diode is the shiiiiiit
Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By mdvs17
i got a thunder child after market diode board...

i got a thunder child after market diode board and it charges nicely, even for coffe shop runs and such.

Im riding in the morning anyone in?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By mdvs17
get on it!!!!!! where in san diego is ya!

get on it!!!!!! where in san diego is ya!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By mdvs17
San Diego Airheads!!!!

Lets get a ride together!!!!!!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,662
Posted By mdvs17
Running RICH or LEAN how do I tell.

83 r100
After running into leaky foot syndrome and replacing the floats and needles ( Ill rebuild next month) Im wondering about how I can tell (symptoms) of running rich or lean.
What should I be...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-16-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,353
Posted By mdvs17
well replaced both floats and float needles, some...

well replaced both floats and float needles, some trouble with balancing the float but think i handled it. If no gas is coming out thats I assume is a good sign.....Rebuild next month, im broke:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,353
Posted By mdvs17
yeah thats probably what ill get, funny...

yeah thats probably what ill get,

funny thing, I just put it all back together and no leaking.

Should I not ride the bike till I get this fixed ....I dont want to screw anything up.

second...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,353
Posted By mdvs17
Just read up on the bing acohol resistant floats,...

Just read up on the bing acohol resistant floats, seems that people are on both sides with them some love em some dont.

Here is what will make my decision,.....
With the alcohol resistant floats...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,353
Posted By mdvs17
here is what im looking at.. ...

here is what im looking at..
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6144588/needle.jpghttp://dl.dropbox.com/u/6144588/fl0ats.jpg
could these floats be bad?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,353
Posted By mdvs17
well went for a ride about half hour, stopped the...

well went for a ride about half hour, stopped the bike. 5 minutes later gas starts leaking again. Im going to check the needle again in a few, can someone send a pic of what that thing should look...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,353
Posted By mdvs17
removed pan reseated the gasket. floats are...

removed pan reseated the gasket. floats are working properly stopping/starting fuel flow......no leaks......for now, any ideas....
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,353
Posted By mdvs17
wait shes gushing!!!!!! jeeeez!

wait shes gushing!!!!!! jeeeez!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,353
Posted By mdvs17
dropped the box, pulled pin dropped floats...

dropped the box, pulled pin dropped floats cleaned float needle. looks to be in good conical condition :evil. replaced , no leak......
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,943
Posted By mdvs17
done!http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6144588/bike%20withco...

done!http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6144588/bike%20withcovers.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 05-14-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,353
Posted By mdvs17
just now reading these replies, I went and got...

just now reading these replies, I went and got two new gaskets for both floats boxes replaced them and voila! it was gone. the one that was leaking was a bit worn.......should I be concerned about...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-14-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,110
Posted By mdvs17
Done!

ThunderchilD! is in!
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6144588/thunderchild.jpg
And fresh covers!
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6144588/bike%20withcovers.jpg
Thanks for all the help!!!!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,353
Posted By mdvs17
Uh why is gas leaking/ pouring uut of float bowl?

I just returned the tank to the bike and turn on the fuel when the gas start leaking out of the float bowl on the left side. Looks like its seeping right through the gasket. Whyaaaaaa!
Forum: Airheads 05-13-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,943
Posted By mdvs17
hahahahaha yeah I may have gotten a bit happy...

hahahahaha yeah I may have gotten a bit happy with the paint.......
Forum: Airheads 05-12-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,943
Posted By mdvs17
covers back and three coats on...... ...

covers back and three coats on......
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6144588/valve%20covers.jpg
Forum: Airheads 05-11-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,448
Posted By mdvs17
hahaha heaven forbid losing the stickers.!:rofl

hahaha heaven forbid losing the stickers.!:rofl
Forum: Airheads 05-11-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,448
Posted By mdvs17
gotcha! what about around the carbs

gotcha! what about around the carbs
Forum: Airheads 05-11-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,943
Posted By mdvs17
sandblasted!

covers are at the sandblasters......ill post pics when I get em on.
thanks peoples
Forum: Airheads 05-11-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,448
Posted By mdvs17
Power Wash my Airhead?

Want to power wash/spray the lovely lady down at the car wash.

Questions:

1. should I be concerned about certain areas, parts.

2. wax, soap issues?

I sound like a freaking noob! F! it.
Forum: Airheads 05-10-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,943
Posted By mdvs17
im pretty sure there is a timesert in there. Is...

im pretty sure there is a timesert in there. Is this thing going to fail when I try to put the cover back on?
Forum: Airheads 05-09-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,943
Posted By mdvs17
squish, thanks for the info, on my receipt it...

squish,
thanks for the info,
on my receipt it shows a "Big Sert 8-1.25M 16.2L" for 7.95. Can I assume that that is what is in now?

Gaskets should still be good if I was in the dealer in...
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