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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-07-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,858
Posted By HowdyDoody

Great report and beautiful pictures! Thanks for taking me along!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-03-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,212
Posted By HowdyDoody
Subscribed -

I hope to do the same ride on a FJR next summer! Thanks for posting!
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By HowdyDoody
New Ohlins 836 w remote preload

I just bought a new Ohlins 836 with remote preload for my 1992 R100GS with 36,000 miles. My original shock was still working but I was amazed at the difference in ride and adjustability! Remote...
Forum: Vendors 03-03-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,584
Posted By HowdyDoody
1992 R100GS Rear Shock request

Hi Ted, I have a 1992 R100GS with Happy Trails boxes and rack (est 35 lb) and the stock shock! I weigh 225 plus riding stuff = 250 lbs. I do not use this bike for two up- only me! I tend to ride a...
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,432
Posted By HowdyDoody
Start with the Simple 1st

I agree with most that it is rich! That could be the idle mixture screws on the outside bottom of the carbs (Chilton or Haynes will show). My screws after I rebuilt my carbs needed to be reset...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-16-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,093
Posted By HowdyDoody
Please tell us you used 5wt - 20wt!!!???

Did you use 5wt - 20wt! If so your engine is toast!!! Read any manual you want or internet site!!! These engines can NOT be run on such a THIN oil. They were designed for 50wt oil. The difference is...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,234
Posted By HowdyDoody
Mine was a bad wire on back of diode board!

I had a similar gen light problem on my 92 R100GS. I touk everything apart a couple of times trying to trouble shoot, until when swaping out the diode board the (blue?) wire that connects on the back...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-21-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,400
Posted By HowdyDoody
I agree with Solo - Ride and learn

I agree with Solo, I would ride it, learn about airheads and with time and knowledge actually figure out what is wrong and fix as much as you can! Mechanics and shops are expensive especially if you...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-27-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 23,539
Posted By HowdyDoody
Great Weekend - Beautiful Location and Rides

Thanks to all you Bald Eagle Bastards for making this NEWBIE feel welcomed! Jay and I had a great ride up and back from Lancaster and really enjoyed the camping location and rides! I think I am still...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,600
Posted By HowdyDoody
Google Spark Plug - some great sites

When I got my air head I too was curious about different available plugs for my R100GS. I got new coils, spark plug wires and spark plugs from Rick at Motorrad Elektrik <CITE>
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,912
Posted By HowdyDoody
Yup Bloomsburg PA next year!

It's in a nice hilly and wooded section of Central PA next year. I may be there on my 1992 GS and visit the airhead tent! PA has a great AirMarshal Airhead club and some great tech days/events!...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,912
Posted By HowdyDoody
Very Cool Bike - and report

Great pictures and report! I hope to ride my bike in Ca and West someday! Thanks for Sharing!
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,324
Posted By HowdyDoody
Fantastic Project and Journey

Great story and wonderful journey! Enjoy!
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,344
Posted By HowdyDoody
Awesome, beautiful job!

Great job with nice upgrades! Will look awesome once painted and complete!
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,446
Posted By HowdyDoody
Fun Funky Bikes

I've owned a number of modern high horsepower bikes, but love my 1992 R100GS. I always felt like I HAD to ride the high power sport bikes like Rossi! Now I slow down and enjoy the ride although my GS...
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,567
Posted By HowdyDoody
No Pics Yet

Thanks OpposedCylJunkie that is almost exactly how I mounted my trail tecks but lower and further out. I may move them higher up to keep them away from road debris and experiment with maximum...
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,567
Posted By HowdyDoody
Trail Tech MR11's -13watts HID

I've been running two black Trail Tech MR11's ($80 apiece) on my 92 R100GS with great results. Very bright and great at night. I have one spot and one flood mounted on my crah bars. They draw approx....
Forum: Old's Cool 11-26-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,196
Posted By HowdyDoody
New Happy Trails - easy

I just installed new Happy Trails (on sale now) on my 1992 GS and had no problem using hand pressure to get everything to line up. Supplied stainless nuts and bolts worked fine! Orderd the Teton's...
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 190,528
Posted By HowdyDoody
In for more!!

Looking forward to your continued mechanical advetures! Always very detailed and entertaining. Especially like this new start. Your basement door project and Man Cave are great! Let the Winter...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-07-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,655
Posted By HowdyDoody
Great Project & Pictures

I too love your projects! Gives me hope that I'll try someting this big someday! You do have a wonderful aTude as well!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,784
Posted By HowdyDoody
Rev it OUT!!!!!

These engines once properly tuned and lubricated don't mind being reved up to red line. It might seem loud and course compared to 4 cylinder bikes but the boxer engine is really quite stout and...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,926
Posted By HowdyDoody
Valve Clearance from Stock Rider's Manual

I pulled the stock 1992 R100GS Rider's Manual that came with the bike and on page 43 it gives the instructions for adjusting the valves; Intakes at 0.10mm and Exhaust at 0.20mm (after 1000km and...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-16-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,926
Posted By HowdyDoody
What was the End Result??

I too would like to know what the FINAL diagnosis and fix was. My 1992 R100GS made and makes that same noise after I did it's first (to me) valve adjustment. I used the tolerances per the manual and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-08-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 42,155
Posted By HowdyDoody
Great Start

Congrats Brad! Safe trip to you! Amazing on the Jetta ICU and actually finding a cheap one in Mexico! CooL!
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,527
Posted By HowdyDoody
Beautiful GSPD

That's a sweet looking GS and you'll love the way it handles compared to the heavier 1100 and 1200's!

Your 1100/1200 were fuel injected with the fuel pumped under pressure for the injectors! The...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 190,528
Posted By HowdyDoody
Great Pictorial Help

Tom, great work! I have a 1992 GS I am slowly replacing and rebuilding as needed and your very detailed step by step pictures and procedure are so much more help than a manual! So helpful in...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,203
Posted By HowdyDoody
Electric Diagram

You can get a great electric diagram BOOK with detailed wiring diagrams and lots of good advice on fixing, trouble shooting, and repair of air heads from Rick at
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,145
Posted By HowdyDoody
AeroStich-13 Watt HID's

I installed two of these 13 Watt HID's on my 1992 GS with a wiring harness and switch that I picked up at Pep Boys Auto Parts store. They are very bright, small, easy to mount and draw only 26 watts...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 17,612
Posted By HowdyDoody
Grip Puppies

I like Grip Puppies for my ham fisted hands and have a Throtle Rocker on all bikes. LED flash lights and rock straps. LED tail light bulb is way bright! The magnet on a stick has saved me too many...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,983
Posted By HowdyDoody
Put One on Last Weekend - Nice!

I ordered one from the orginal thread with the hot link and followed the instructions getting the large bag for $47. It came last weekend in great shape. I screwed the metal quick release mounting...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,993
Posted By HowdyDoody
Thanks - The Pictorial Help is so Fantastic

As a Noob these threads with lots of experienced feed back and pictures is soooooo helpful in my quest of slowly rebuilding my new to me 1992 R100GS. The information here is amazing! Thanks AndyT
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 14,167
Posted By HowdyDoody
Stunningly Good Job!

I am absolutely amazed at what you have accomplished! I also appreciate all "You" restorers who have posted your projects each step of the way! I learn so much as I watch the logical (in the thread...
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 195,021
Posted By HowdyDoody
NooB restoring 1992 R100GS

Hi everyone, Love this site and have been helped a lot in bringing my red 1992 standard GS with 24,000 miles (speedo sometimes works so mileage is suspect) back to life! I have several other bikes...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 190,528
Posted By HowdyDoody
In deep TOO

:clap Great find and start of a fun story! I just bought a 1992 this last Fall and have been slowly fixing and tweaking with the help of this site! Good luck on all your recoveries and enjoy the ride!
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