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Forum: Airheads 05-27-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,663
Views: 448,626
Posted By S1am
WTB: right side battery cover for an '88 R100GS

Just like the title says; looking for a right side battery cover for an '88 R100GS. Prefer an unbroken item in black but will consider rough examples of any color. Please let me know what you have....
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,896
Posted By S1am
Getting the engine in, and keeping it there, is...

Getting the engine in, and keeping it there, is relatively easy. The engine mounting bolts line right up. From there on out things get more interesting. how much of the electronics to keep, where to...
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,404
Posted By S1am
That is a good price if the machine is as...

That is a good price if the machine is as advertised. If you are on the hunt for an 80 G/S, buy it before someone else does.
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,235
Posted By S1am
Those wheels are period aftermarket by a company...

Those wheels are period aftermarket by a company called Lester. Some people really like them. Others complain about getting bearings in properly. I've never had trouble with bearings in them and...
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,235
Posted By S1am
You would be paying top dollar for low miles....

You would be paying top dollar for low miles. This doesn't imply that the bike is problem free but, to me anyhow, this would come with the expectation that the machine is cosmetically very clean; no...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,152
Posted By S1am
Thank you for sharing the photos...that bike has...

Thank you for sharing the photos...that bike has become a real fitting memorial and David sure would've loved seeing his hayfield full of corn!
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By S1am
Very interesting. Mine also have a spacer,...

Very interesting. Mine also have a spacer, essentially offering four different height options when used in conjunction with the flipped orientation. I've only had mine a year or two now. I wonder...
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By S1am
Mine look as shown in the image above. Note that...

Mine look as shown in the image above. Note that they can be mounted 180 deg off to create a lower foot position than the one shown. This is why all the little set screws come uninstalled. Once you...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,347
Posted By S1am
is it a Hannigan?

is it a Hannigan?
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,651
Posted By S1am
snowpeak make nice ones

read about them here (http://www.snowpeak.com/tableware/cutlery/titanium-short-spork-sct-006.html)
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Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,272
Posted By S1am
looks like another set is available...

not mine or anyone I know, just figured that given the interest in the thread someone reading this might like to know:

http://marketplace.ibmwr.org/ads/view/id/181789
Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,075
Posted By S1am
I went back and forth with HDB a couple of...

I went back and forth with HDB a couple of rounds, including photos and dimensions, about making a set for my 88 100GS. In the end they decided not to pursue the BMW product...not exactly sure why...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-07-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,173
Posted By S1am
which Krauser rack do you have?

Do you have the one made up of discrete cast aluminum pieces or the tubular steel unit?
Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,527
Posted By S1am
I'd recommend making sure that your carburetor...

I'd recommend making sure that your carburetor diaphragms are not torn. Torn rubber here, even a small tear or crack can lead to a lack of top end power and would be fairly likely in a bike of this...
Forum: Vendors 08-05-2010, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 314,698
Posted By S1am
Brady, I am looking for a cover to fit...

Brady,


I am looking for a cover to fit the Ohlins rear shock on my 1988 BMW R100GS. The shock is 20" eye to eye and ~3.25" in diameter (at the spring). I like the idea of using neoprene or SBR...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-02-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,990
Posted By S1am
I you are woried about hot oil

you can always add an oil cooler
Forum: Vendors 08-01-2010, 03:54 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 35,580
Posted By S1am
Any interest in making a set of these that would fit Airhead GS bikes

I know I'd want a set and bet there would be others as well.

I believe it would require ~80 X 32 mm mounting. You'd likely wind up with a plate that fit loads of airhead models (I bet some people...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-29-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,778
Posted By S1am
S-fairing thoughts

Background:
I go back and forth on my '77 S between an RS fairing and an S fairing. In general, the S is on during the warmer months. When I got the bike, the S fairing was mounted in the stock...
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