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Forum: Airheads 06-30-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By mars
suspenders

since buying my 83 Airhead I have had an urge to buy suspenders. Is this normal?
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,407
Posted By mars
you were so right Mr. Solo. I found the...

you were so right Mr. Solo.

I found the correct BASF color with the help of a local dealer. The next thing I knew I walked out of the paint store with a 355 dollar tab. Paint was 119 and then the...
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By mars
Thanks ME.

Thanks ME.
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 44,682
Posted By mars
remind me not to say anything else.

remind me not to say anything else.
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By mars
shifter adjustment

I was tidying up my bike today and replaced the bushing in the shifter lever when I noticed the the transmission lever could be moved back a notch or two.
...
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 44,682
Posted By mars
All of this could be remedied by distributing...

All of this could be remedied by distributing responsibility. The person who keeps the books doesn't write checks and so forth. It is very easy to structure a non profit so that there will be no...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-12-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 110,397
Posted By mars
all familiar terrain for me and I really feel...

all familiar terrain for me and I really feel lucky to have ridden most of the area I see in your pictures.
Thanks for the revisit.
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By mars
It matches my hair

It matches my hair
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By mars
the day I picked her up last month. ...

the day I picked her up last month.

http://marsman.smugmug.com/Personal/Okc-2015/i-4BqbGgc/0/M/IMG_1159-M.jpg
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By mars
88 k service

Started out by putting a bunch of chicken wings in the oven for a slow cooked snack later. I love retirement.

http://marsman.smugmug.com/Personal/Okc-2015/i-FPWrCXq/0/M/IMG_1170-M.jpg

Set to...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,407
Posted By mars
any hints on where to get paint. it is Spheric...

any hints on where to get paint. it is Spheric Silver paint code 573
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,407
Posted By mars
I rode the bike for a few weeks and she ran...

I rode the bike for a few weeks and she ran great. Very smooth and would peg the 85 mph speedo without a wimper.
I started the first phase of my restoration by pulling the heads off and I sent them...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,407
Posted By mars
Are the rotors the same for the Brembo and ATE? ...

Are the rotors the same for the Brembo and ATE?


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Forum: Airheads 05-24-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,407
Posted By mars
From racing I am spoiled with things like a 6...

From racing I am spoiled with things like a 6 caliper front brake. These brakes do need some improving. First thing is looking for some fresh rotors, any suggestions. My old r90s had ATE calipers and...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,407
Posted By mars
The previous owner said the fender was probably a...

The previous owner said the fender was probably a police version. Are the ATE brakes a step up or down from the Brembo. Also do you think the fork lowers are from a earlier or later model.

I do...
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,407
Posted By mars
Thanks, it is exactly what I was looking for. All...

Thanks, it is exactly what I was looking for. All Original except the rear shocks and wind screen. Was that handle bar master cylinder a modification? It is a 1983 model. 88k and over all in great...
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,407
Posted By mars
I know I will have to ship them out of state....

I know I will have to ship them out of state. Think I will call Bobs BMW on Tuesday

I was real pleased to see that it had a fairly new set of Ikon shocks.
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,407
Posted By mars
new RT

I just bought a 1983 R100RT and it needs a top end. The place I want to send the heads to has a 7 week or more wait.
Any suggestions for somewhere quality that will give a quicker turn around. ...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-10-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,371
Posted By mars
I wouldn't say I have given up off road riding...

I wouldn't say I have given up off road riding but I have become very discriminate about who I ride with.
I have been on too many rides that have become dangerously dysfunctional.

take this...
Forum: Vendors 08-15-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,691
Posted By mars
still have it?

still have it?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-07-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2,600
Views: 152,305
Posted By mars
Great dinner ride to Kens in Amber tonight with...

Great dinner ride to Kens in Amber tonight with Oklahoma Honda Suzuki group of about 25. Every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. leave from the shop. Great folks.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-09-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2,600
Views: 152,305
Posted By mars
Do you think you are a better rider now?

Do you think you are a better rider now?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-24-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2,600
Views: 152,305
Posted By mars
I plan on camping, bringing an easy up cooler and...

I plan on camping, bringing an easy up cooler and other things. It is also nice to prep the bike before the event just so you can relax and get your head in the game.

I would also recommend...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-24-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2,600
Views: 152,305
Posted By mars
For you guys who are serious about riding I would...

For you guys who are serious about riding I would highly encourage you to attend one of these classes; Hallet (http://www.hallettracing.net/events/motorcycle-lapping-days/) Their only requirement is...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-01-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2,600
Views: 152,305
Posted By mars
I am down with some face plant video. Nothing...

I am down with some face plant video. Nothing like fallen angled trees under snow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXnyfY38IlY
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,674
Posted By mars
I have to admit to occasional farkling but I am...

I have to admit to occasional farkling but I am not a cheapskate. One of my recent posts about a farkling incident.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23740758#post23740758
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,674
Posted By mars
That is pretty funny. I don't think any of the...

That is pretty funny. I don't think any of the BMW dealers I have history with would look at me as the perfect customer but I can not wait to remind them? Thanks for that.

As far as looking my...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,674
Posted By mars
I can only imagine how hard it is to own a BMW...

I can only imagine how hard it is to own a BMW dealership these days. BMW is pushing hard on the dealers to upgrade their shops while probably putting them in no win situations with many models. ...
Forum: Americas 03-22-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By mars
why don't you just buy the CD? That is what I did.

why don't you just buy the CD? That is what I did.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4,540
Views: 885,520
Posted By mars
http://marsman.smugmug.com/Personal/Okc2014/i-PrcR...

http://marsman.smugmug.com/Personal/Okc2014/i-PrcRBmK/0/M/IMG_0562-M.jpg

Meet Phineas F. Farkle first known and very miss understood farkler. Mr. Farkle or Fark as I like to call him pioneered the...
Forum: Americas 03-16-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,192
Posted By mars
Sounds like the name should "Dick Measuring Ride"...

Sounds like the name should "Dick Measuring Ride" and I don't mean that in a bad way. If I want to ride in anger I go to the track.


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Forum: Americas 03-16-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,192
Posted By mars
I have wanted to have a real rally in the south...

I have wanted to have a real rally in the south since I moved back to the area. Guess you guys are doing something else.


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Forum: Americas 03-16-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,192
Posted By mars
Timed stages can be used to legitimize a rally...

Timed stages can be used to legitimize a rally and ensure safety.


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Forum: Americas 03-16-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,192
Posted By mars
Then it's not rally raid, just a ride. ...

Then it's not rally raid, just a ride.


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Forum: Americas 03-16-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,192
Posted By mars
How many timed stages? I have lots of rally...

How many timed stages? I have lots of rally experience.


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Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,674
Posted By mars
You must be very important! Sent from my...

You must be very important!


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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-12-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 489,644
Posted By mars
I am talking about your torso. I don't move my...

I am talking about your torso. I don't move my ass because it is too fat but I sure lean towards the inside of the corner


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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-12-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 489,644
Posted By mars
I would say if you leaned into the corner your...

I would say if you leaned into the corner your bike would lean a lot less. The bike is compensating to your sitting up straight.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-11-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 489,644
Posted By mars
First time in 15 years to forget to latch the...

First time in 15 years to forget to latch the lids. This is from 3 weeks ago.

http://marsman.smugmug.com/Personal/Okc2014/i-S4MhGZ4/0/M/IMG_0537-M.jpg

By the time I got back to where the lid...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-11-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 489,644
Posted By mars
I have had it leaned over as far as I like on the...

I have had it leaned over as far as I like on the street with never a problem. The other side is a narrower bag to compensate for the exhaust.
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