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Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,545
Posted By jtwind
The ABC or airheads are not a part of the BMWMOA...

The ABC or airheads are not a part of the BMWMOA club. Two separate organizations!!
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,413
Posted By jtwind
There are two lengths of oil filters one for non...

There are two lengths of oil filters one for non cooler oil filter bikes and one about a half inch longer for bikes with a factory oil cooler. Bmw and aftermarket filter makers made both one piece...
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,830
Posted By jtwind
Shows how different we are, I thought the solo...

Shows how different we are, I thought the solo r100gs/gspd seat is the most comfortable stock bmw seat on any airhead by far.
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By jtwind
those are via siebenrock, quality of the seat pan...

those are via siebenrock, quality of the seat pan and the rack are quite good, the seat itself is just average, nothing special
Forum: Beasts 11-29-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,172
Posted By jtwind
Obsessions die hard! Bottom line is I don't think...

Obsessions die hard! Bottom line is I don't think cast wheels have anyplace off road and if I am going to have wires it's silly to do anything but 21" front. A few places I ride and would ride the...
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,172
Posted By jtwind
not really, it seems by the time you got wire...

not really, it seems by the time you got wire wheels and a 21" front you might as well get a f800gs, which is lighter anyway.
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,172
Posted By jtwind
Well may have beat this horse to death, and it...

Well may have beat this horse to death, and it appears there isn't much around the matches up with most of the old Transalps virtues. I am going to keep an eye on the Honda cb500x thing. Hopefully...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,149
Posted By jtwind
I can recommend Haul bikes, have used them 3...

I can recommend Haul bikes, have used them 3 times. Don't have to drain liquids, just wheel the bike on the truck.
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,172
Posted By jtwind
I would probably buy a v strom if they came with...

I would probably buy a v strom if they came with a 21" front wheel and wires myself. I do think the japanese are missing out big in this segment. Not only has BMW done well, the gs's have always...
Forum: Beasts 11-23-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,172
Posted By jtwind
But I got to a transalp from a airhead!!

But I got to a transalp from a airhead!!
Forum: Beasts 11-23-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,172
Posted By jtwind
Checked out the Thai bikes something like that...

Checked out the Thai bikes something like that has some promise. Hopefully someone here will do a conversion with the mx forks and do a story on it.
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,172
Posted By jtwind
This last couple of posts sort of hit it on the...

This last couple of posts sort of hit it on the head. The size of the transalp sort of makes it right. It's a smaller twin adventure bike that is needed. I'm sure the big tenere and ktms's are...
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,172
Posted By jtwind
I'm in the us so it has to be available here, a...

I'm in the us so it has to be available here, a twin preferably, don't care who makes it. Transalp is gone, heck I can find parts for my 40+ year old airhead way better than the transalp. And a guy...
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,172
Posted By jtwind
Is there a modern day version of a Tranalp?

Hey, I had a 89 Transalp and looking back it was one of the nicer all around bikes I've owned. Fairly light, comfortable, handled well, reliable, plenty of power to cruise all day at 75-80, 21" front...
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By jtwind
I've had Haul Bikes transport 3 bikes and they...

I've had Haul Bikes transport 3 bikes and they are very good. Don't have to drain fluids!
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By jtwind
I've been using .006 and .008 forever, it seems...

I've been using .006 and .008 forever, it seems to be what most airhead guru's and tech types suggest. I think slightly loose is better in general.
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,472
Posted By jtwind
Thanks, I try to keep it simple so figured that...

Thanks, I try to keep it simple so figured that the handle was better than the hole. I think the notion that the short version is more travel ready is silly since you need a 1/2" drive something to...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-11-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By jtwind
[QUOTE=Tarka;21839826]I was hoping you could...

[QUOTE=Tarka;21839826]I was hoping you could follow the wires from each position and see what each one was for.
Also trying to encourage you to look for info rather than just ask.

However,maybe...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-11-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By jtwind
What am I missing, I can't see that it tells me...

What am I missing, I can't see that it tells me what the 5 positions of the switch are for? Thanks for you kind effort.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-11-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By jtwind
vespa sprint electric questions

Hi, New to scooter scene, picked up a 1966 vespa sprint from a buddy. Pretty good shape just needs some sorting. Rode it home and lights worked, now they don't. Figured out positions on light...
Forum: Vendors 07-09-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By jtwind
I've used "haul bikes' many times, never the...

I've used "haul bikes' many times, never the slightest issue.
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By jtwind
Can't tell from your photo but BMW airhead rs...

Can't tell from your photo but BMW airhead rs bars may be in the ballpark. Especially if you want to keep your bmw controls.
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,207
Posted By jtwind
Good idea!! Especially the directions. Had a...

Good idea!! Especially the directions. Had a buddy last fall whose r100s quit on the road. He could have used them, finally figured out the pickup on the dyna had slipped on the end of the cam. ...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,207
Posted By jtwind
I'm a points fan, especially with a Dyna booster...

I'm a points fan, especially with a Dyna booster that turns the points into just a trigger and they do last much longer. Simple and easy to diagnose if you have issues. Plus I like original and like...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 79,123
Posted By jtwind
Not quite caught up here but thought this may...

Not quite caught up here but thought this may help. Those undertank master cylinders are a pain and ATE brakes need everything working right to be adequate. Initial bleeding is one issue, air tends...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,238
Posted By jtwind
Never liked the stock sidestands on airheads and...

Never liked the stock sidestands on airheads and have replaced most of them. The worse one was on my r80g/s. There wasn't a good aftermarket stand for it, at least none I knew off. I did put a pad...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,688
Posted By jtwind
I like the booster also. I do think the spark is...

I like the booster also. I do think the spark is a little stronger as I've notice quicker starting with it. Plus all the other things that have been said about it.
Forum: Airheads 01-02-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,797
Posted By jtwind
It might help to be forewarned on this conversion...

It might help to be forewarned on this conversion kit, it's all plastic, lens, reflector etc. Likely works but personally didn't think much of it.
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,081
Posted By jtwind
I'd be interested. Let me know how it proceeds....

I'd be interested. Let me know how it proceeds. email might help jefftrapp247@gmail.com Jeff
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 16,977
Views: 4,894,668
Posted By jtwind
If anyone else needs a set, twisted throttle's...

If anyone else needs a set, twisted throttle's website shows they have some in stock also. Usually pretty accurate.
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 38,255
Posted By jtwind
Little to add, a genuine loss to all,...

Little to add, a genuine loss to all, particularly his family. My sincerest best wishes. Jeff T
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By jtwind
The company I was thinking of is MOTOCO ...

The company I was thinking of is MOTOCO
http://www.motoco.co.jp/MOTOCO%20ORIGINAL/seat.htm

http://www.sr500forum.com/forum/download/file.php?id=2447
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By jtwind
That was/is a japanese cafe set. I remember...

That was/is a japanese cafe set. I remember checking into it, price scared me off was $800 3-4 years ago.
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 38,255
Posted By jtwind
Always tough stuff. First time I had any dealings...

Always tough stuff. First time I had any dealings with Robert I could tell he's one of the good ones!

Lost my wife to cancer a year ago and had a trial with it myself since. Only good thing...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16,977
Views: 4,894,668
Posted By jtwind
Those look like vision's solstice series in the...

Those look like vision's solstice series in the above picture. Run about $120 @ I think.
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16,977
Views: 4,894,668
Posted By jtwind
New, (almost) transalp

Thought I'd post a photo of my almost new transalp. Saw these in Italy and a few here and thought they'd be good for my type of riding. Then spotted this one on the BMWMOA marketplace. 1989, 1900...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16,977
Views: 4,894,668
Posted By jtwind
ordered them, thanks guys

ordered them, thanks guys
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16,977
Views: 4,894,668
Posted By jtwind
Thanks, though what's a barb fitting screw? I'd...

Thanks, though what's a barb fitting screw? I'd guess threaded on one end and rings/ridges to hold a hose on the other?
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16,977
Views: 4,894,668
Posted By jtwind
transalp carb sync adapters

I've searched here and can't figure out what I need to sync the carbs on my transalp. Something to screw into the heads? or something like that. What's the scoop?
Forum: Airheads 10-26-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,771
Posted By jtwind
Bill Mayer usually makes good comfy stuff. The...

Bill Mayer usually makes good comfy stuff. The photo of a g/s seat on his website is one he made for me and it was the best saddle I've had. He also did one for a r80rt for me and it wasn't quite...
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