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Forum: Airheads 06-28-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 100,947
Posted By Tripletreat
BMW R100R silencer/muffler

The silencer/muffler is for the R100R and Mystic models - the very last of the airheads. It is is very good serviceable condition, free of rust and dents. Appearance-wise, it's not perfect. There...
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 100,947
Posted By Tripletreat
Dyna Dual Plug Ignition bits

These have been sold.
I have a set of brown Dyna coils with two secondary wire outputs, removed from a running 1983 R100RS, plus the "amplifier" (also Dyna) for sale. I need US $75 plus the cost of...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Tripletreat
I've had EBC rotors on my 1983 R100RS for a good...

I've had EBC rotors on my 1983 R100RS for a good 5 years, and love 'em. I've noticed no rapid wear; they are not grooved even slightly. My pads of choice have been Ferodo from the start.
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 44,794
Posted By Tripletreat
"A $12,000 to $16,000 annual stipend for that...

"A $12,000 to $16,000 annual stipend for that Airmail mailer is a waste."

I could not agree more. I've marveled for many years at that newsletter. The editing is poor. I grimace every time I...
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 44,794
Posted By Tripletreat
I do not believe that circulating someone else's...

I do not believe that circulating someone else's e-mail is ethical. You should go directly to Joe and ask him to share the info with you.
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 44,794
Posted By Tripletreat
Club Mysteries

I received an e-mail from Joe Cuda today wherein he explains that some information that should have been in the current issue of Airmail was not included. The information is extensive and quite...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-11-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9,678
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,539,157
Posted By Tripletreat
Yer too late, these have been sold! I bought a...

Yer too late, these have been sold!
I bought a pair of the Leatherup denim/kevlar black riding jeans with the mistaken idea that the sizes run small. Consequently, I have a pair that are too large...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-04-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By Tripletreat
Godspeed, Gilles. :cry It's always a sobering...

Godspeed, Gilles. :cry
It's always a sobering moment when one learns of the passing of a contemporary. My condolences to the family and his close friends.
Forum: Vendors 06-04-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By Tripletreat
Provision for "armor" at the knees would be...

Provision for "armor" at the knees would be better than a very good thing. :wink:
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,021
Posted By Tripletreat
Isn't this what those who laud "character" in old...

Isn't this what those who laud "character" in old bikes treasure? lol! ...the challenge of changing the oil filter without destroying the engine.
I have found that replacing the bolts that hold...
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By Tripletreat
If it's an old airhead BMW there is only one...

If it's an old airhead BMW there is only one thing to do: take it to Recommended Service. Best shop in town. Believe it!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-03-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9,678
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,539,157
Posted By Tripletreat
Moto Guzzi pannier brackets

These appear to be Hepco Becker hardware for the Jackel model, but that's a guess on my part. I'm no Guzzi expert. The chrome is excellent in every way. They appear new. Pix on request. Maybe you...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-03-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6,024
Views: 1,574,696
Posted By Tripletreat
For someone weighing a purchase of an earlier...

For someone weighing a purchase of an earlier Triumph Tiger from the late 90's, are parts still available? Do they cost an arm and a leg? TIA :ear
Forum: Road Warriors 05-02-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,163
Posted By Tripletreat
Can someone explain how you remove the rear tire?...

Can someone explain how you remove the rear tire? No center stand, an exhaust chamber under the engine where one might otherwise locate a jack.... what am I missing here? :ear
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 100,947
Posted By Tripletreat
R100GS Carb diaphrams

I've uncovered a pair of NOS Bing carb diaphrams in my parts stash for my now-departed 1988 R100GS. They're part no. 13 11 1 254 774 and are in their original boxes. They can be yours for $30US the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Tripletreat
Availability of old/"new" Triumph parts

I'm mulling over buying a Triumph triple from the mid-1990s. Are OEM parts available for those early years of the "new" Triumphs? If so, can anyone recommend on-line sources? Thanks.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-13-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9,678
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,539,157
Posted By Tripletreat
BMW K100 Panniers

Up for grabs is a pair of K-bike panniers with working locks and keys. They date from 1985, are very serviceable and have those reflective panels on the backsides that appear black during the day...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
Posted By Tripletreat
I don't know enough about wood to identify what...

I don't know enough about wood to identify what our deck is made of. It's had a number of coats of various treatments such as Thomson's Waterseal and related competitor's products. The thing I'd...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
Posted By Tripletreat
Spraying bed liner over rotten wood was never the...

Spraying bed liner over rotten wood was never the plan. Not now. Not in the future. :huh
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
Posted By Tripletreat
truck bed liner on wood?

I need to make over our deck on a tight budget. The decking is partially rotten, but there seems to be some material I can recycle in a new, smaller design. Can I use truck bed liner over wood to...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By Tripletreat
Johnson Leathers in S.F. makes a 3/4 jacket that...

Johnson Leathers in S.F. makes a 3/4 jacket that looks downright cheap (price-wise) as compared to anything by Belstaff since Belstaff went upscale, Hippster-like.
Forum: Vendors 03-06-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,350
Posted By Tripletreat
I think there is room in the market for two...

I think there is room in the market for two similar products. Both Volo and yours seem like very nice safety features. I was hit by a car from behind once. Fortunately I was not injured but the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,551
Posted By Tripletreat
I've owned to HG Dakar jackets, so you could say...

I've owned to HG Dakar jackets, so you could say I'm a fan. Both jackets were stolen.
I foolishly waited too long to replace one. :cry
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,546
Posted By Tripletreat
Another point to compliment those (good 'uns)...

Another point to compliment those (good 'uns) already made: the older BMWs enjoy good parts availability. That's not something you can say about all brands. In addition, there are K-bike forums...
Forum: Rallies 02-26-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 28,311
Posted By Tripletreat
Friends don't let friends drink Bud Light. :puke1

Friends don't let friends drink Bud Light. :puke1
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By Tripletreat
Todd? He definitely gets my vote as a stand-up...

Todd? He definitely gets my vote as a stand-up kinda guy. He's the Airmarshall for our state. He's knowledgeable and conscientious. What else would you be looking for?
Forum: Rallies 02-22-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 28,311
Posted By Tripletreat
I've a sad and long history of rolling through...

I've a sad and long history of rolling through the gates after all the reasonably comfortable tent sites have been occupied by others. This year I aim to get there early enough to find grass and...
Forum: Americas 02-20-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,340
Posted By Tripletreat
"The hostel is called Cerrito Lindo which means -...

"The hostel is called Cerrito Lindo which means - Sweat Hill."
:rofl
Forum: Road Warriors 02-20-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3,553
Views: 553,529
Posted By Tripletreat
"But isn't common for all motorcycle publications...

"But isn't common for all motorcycle publications to gush all over just about every new bike that comes out?"

Common, yes. Inevitable? NO. Motorcycle Consumer News isn't beholden to advertisers,...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-18-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3,553
Views: 553,529
Posted By Tripletreat
I would think all subscribers have the chance to...

I would think all subscribers have the chance to read that test; it's available on-line as of a couple of days ago.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-04-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9,678
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,539,157
Posted By Tripletreat
BMW K1100RS Mirrors with housings

On offer is a pair (right and left) of red BMW K1100RS mirrors, complete with the plastic housings. They are in very good condition. I'd like $50 each (which is cheaper that what BMW demands for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-27-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8,760
Views: 862,752
Posted By Tripletreat
It was grand having some mild temps for a while. ...

It was grand having some mild temps for a while. I seized the time as well! :D
Today it looks like we're in for more funk-inducing inversion layer weather. :cry
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,447
Posted By Tripletreat
Hardpackrider, if you go over to the BMW dealer...

Hardpackrider, if you go over to the BMW dealer there in The City, you can probably pick up a copy of the monthly mag., ON gratis. The club always spends a lot of time promoting the annual rally in...
Forum: Latin America 01-24-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By Tripletreat
¿What About Uruguay?

Lots of stuff posted here on Latin American countries, but nothing I can find on Uruguay. Are there any riders passing through that can post some observations? What about residents?
What's the...
Forum: Vendors 01-21-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 113,234
Posted By Tripletreat
I have had saddles done by the Mayers over many...

I have had saddles done by the Mayers over many years. The first was Bill Sr, who did a great job on the saddle for my R100GS. The sons' work - in my experience- is not up to their father's...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,347
Posted By Tripletreat
Thank you Bob. That's what I was looking for. I...

Thank you Bob. That's what I was looking for. I must say though, I am surprised there is not more comments and, more particularly, some indication that the initiator of the thread was able to sort...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,347
Posted By Tripletreat
Gold Valve Cartridge Emulators on Airheads

Can someone point me to a thread that has riders' experiences installing RaceTech Gold Valves on airhead forks? Surely that's be discussed here, but I can't seem to find any such thread.
I'm...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-18-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9,678
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,539,157
Posted By Tripletreat
BMW K1100RS fairing bits

I'm searching for the metal plates that attach the mirrors to the fairing on a K1100RS. Anyone have a damaged fairing that could be cannibalized?
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,308
Posted By Tripletreat
Humm... it's clear you've stumbled into the wrong...

Humm... it's clear you've stumbled into the wrong forum.
Continue on down the highway another 3-4 miles and turn left at the sign directing folks to the gated retirement community. :wink:
Forum: Road Warriors 01-18-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3,553
Views: 553,529
Posted By Tripletreat
Nice summary of your initial miles on the new...

Nice summary of your initial miles on the new bike. I'm envious!
Thanks for sharing the experience.
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