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Forum: Airheads 09-27-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,340
Posted By RaystheBMW
100 MPH doesn't feel dangerous on a flat smooth...

100 MPH doesn't feel dangerous on a flat smooth road but you have to be ready for wind buffeting when passing big trucks. I just don't like seeing, and hearing, 6000 RPMs for extended times. But...
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By RaystheBMW
There's also a cheaper alternative using only one...

There's also a cheaper alternative using only one new relay. Just get a SPDT relay and socket base. The feed shown coming from the battery is really a new heavy wire coming from the stock load...
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By RaystheBMW
It looks like your stock relay is still used to...

It looks like your stock relay is still used to power the handlebar switch. The switch then activates the low and high beam relays instead of the bulb directly. When you turn the key off, the stock...
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6,652
Views: 1,322,039
Posted By RaystheBMW
I'm officially in awe. Guess you have to be...

I'm officially in awe. Guess you have to be pretty careful around that rear exhaust pipe though! What's your 0-60 time?
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,588
Posted By RaystheBMW
Wonderful weather, nice people, great food, and...

Wonderful weather, nice people, great food, and of course the biggest gathering of airheads I've ever seen. Who could ask for anything more?

The roads around the rally site ranged from winding...
Forum: Airheads 09-19-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,588
Posted By RaystheBMW
I'm leaving around 3 and taking the longer scenic...

I'm leaving around 3 and taking the longer scenic route. Should be fun!
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,588
Posted By RaystheBMW
Can you take a few hours off? I signed up for the...

Can you take a few hours off? I signed up for the 6 o'clock dinner Friday night so I'm thinking of leaving from Rockville around 3, so there's time to get there and set up and not worry about running...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,588
Posted By RaystheBMW
Yea that's a good local spot - wasn't too crowded...

Yea that's a good local spot - wasn't too crowded hopefully.
A hammock and rain fly pack very small and light - ideal for motorcycle trips. There are a number of advantages and disadvantages when...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,588
Posted By RaystheBMW
Where did you go? I'm alright with a little rain,...

Where did you go? I'm alright with a little rain, as long as it's not too cold. I plan on hanging from the trees in a camping hammock.
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,588
Posted By RaystheBMW
OK I'm all signed up. Just hoping for good...

OK I'm all signed up. Just hoping for good camping weather!
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,588
Posted By RaystheBMW
I'll go via Point of Rocks and Charlestown WV.,...

I'll go via Point of Rocks and Charlestown WV., because I-270 is one of my least favorite places to be on Friday afternoon. A group ride sounds like fun, if folks are interested in taking the slower...
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,588
Posted By RaystheBMW
Are you going Friday or Saturday? Direct route or...

Are you going Friday or Saturday? Direct route or back roads?
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,588
Posted By RaystheBMW
They look pretty good! Do you try to keep them...

They look pretty good! Do you try to keep them street legal for resale, or not?
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,588
Posted By RaystheBMW
Nice - I should start asking around and letting...

Nice - I should start asking around and letting people know I'm serious. I had my dad's old Gold Wing for a while but sold it as-is. It hadn't been ridden in years and needed general and minor...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,588
Posted By RaystheBMW
Maybe I'm in the minority, but I think it's...

Maybe I'm in the minority, but I think it's actually easier to ride a bike inside DC than in the surrounding suburbs. In the city traffic is slower and drivers expect to deal with pedestrians, buses,...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,588
Posted By RaystheBMW
I know a guy lives in Virginia and works in...

I know a guy lives in Virginia and works in Gaithersburg MD. A motorcycle was his only form of transportation for 2 years. Drove a Sporty on the DC Beltway just about every day, rain or shine. Brave...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,111
Posted By RaystheBMW
My bike got a new 465 after the original shock...

My bike got a new 465 after the original shock spilled its guts last summer. It looks and fits good, and it rides better than before (not surprising), tho I'm sure its not as good as the high end...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,588
Posted By RaystheBMW
Where do you find those basket cases around here?...

Where do you find those basket cases around here? The stuff on Craigslist is either too much money or already gone by the time I see it. I'd love to take in something that I can tinker on in my spare...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,588
Posted By RaystheBMW
That's traveling pretty light. Was that camping...

That's traveling pretty light. Was that camping under the stars?
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,979
Posted By RaystheBMW
I used a shoe box for containment but indeed a...

I used a shoe box for containment but indeed a plastic bag would be even better. Controlling those tiny parts can make the difference between a free repair or an expensive replacement.
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,588
Posted By RaystheBMW
Lol. That's a stout looking machine! With the...

Lol. That's a stout looking machine! With the right straps anything is possible.
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6,652
Views: 1,322,039
Posted By RaystheBMW
Sporting the new naked look, minus crash bars and...

Sporting the new naked look, minus crash bars and windscreen.

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll89/oil_boiler/ea0cef45-2bf6-4198-b9c9-fdfdd2e8ed48_zpsb77dad08.jpg
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,588
Posted By RaystheBMW
Looks like some good riding up in that area. What...

Looks like some good riding up in that area. What size tent can you pack on an airhead?

There's one minor detail people tend to forget. If you're a light sleeper I would definitely invest in ear...
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,979
Posted By RaystheBMW
If you take apart the turn signal switch, make...

If you take apart the turn signal switch, make sure you are able to catch all the little ball bearings and doo-dads that will come flying out. And if you get it back together, you have the patience...
Forum: Airheads 08-10-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 29,001
Posted By RaystheBMW
My ignition flaked out several times, i.e.,...

My ignition flaked out several times, i.e., stalls and after a minute starts up again. While trouble shooting, I pulled the ICU and the original paste had turned to dust. It was never renewed and I...
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By RaystheBMW
I figure if the bead can start leaking once, it...

I figure if the bead can start leaking once, it can happen again. These rims are soft and have 20+ years of banging and thrashing on them. The tube works for my peace of mind because I have...
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By RaystheBMW
Tire: The tire doesn't hold much air to begin...

Tire:
The tire doesn't hold much air to begin with and any tiny leak around the bead will make you lose significant pressure in a matter of days. I have the same wheel on mine, with the same issue,...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,801
Posted By RaystheBMW
Are your carburetors level? I know that when I...

Are your carburetors level? I know that when I turn on the petcocks with the bike on the side stand, the right carb will sometimes (not very often) dump fuel. It never leaks when I leave the bike on...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,431
Posted By RaystheBMW
Yes to the knee pain. I'm 56 and 6'1", and after...

Yes to the knee pain. I'm 56 and 6'1", and after 2 hours on the airhead my knees are feeling tortured. I can go all day on a bike with forward controls.
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,791
Posted By RaystheBMW
Look at a Triumph Thunderbird too. They have a...

Look at a Triumph Thunderbird too. They have a smoother engine and similar imposing cruiser look and weight. They also get very good fuel economy for a large bike. Motor is either a 1600 or 1700,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,158
Posted By RaystheBMW
Make sure you go on a decently long test ride on...

Make sure you go on a decently long test ride on the bike you are buying. They seem to have various quirks, especially noises, tapping, clicking, etc. that may or may not bother you. You don't want...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1,162
Views: 180,024
Posted By RaystheBMW
Has anyone cross shopped the NineT and F800GT?...

Has anyone cross shopped the NineT and F800GT? Just wondering what side by side impressions are - pros and cons. Or are they even comparable? Besides the obvious naked vs faired comparison, what...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,771
Posted By RaystheBMW
The newer Harleys have a dealer option (ECU mod)...

The newer Harleys have a dealer option (ECU mod) to disable the rear cylinder while idling. I imagine that would keep things a bit cooler, but haven't heard one idling on one cylinder yet.
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,508
Posted By RaystheBMW
I like to get off the machine after a day's...

I like to get off the machine after a day's riding, and actually be able to walk!
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,220
Posted By RaystheBMW
Corvettes are hard to get in and out of, and it's...

Corvettes are hard to get in and out of, and it's not a first choice for commuter battles or running shopping errands. That pretty much leaves the Sunday pleasure drive, and who has time for that? In...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,291
Posted By RaystheBMW
A lot of new bikes look more like ink blots than...

A lot of new bikes look more like ink blots than motorcycles. :twitch Then again you can't hold back progress. Fortunately for me, my knees pretty much require forward controls, negating any...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,865
Posted By RaystheBMW
But if you have a 250 pound girlfriend riding on...

But if you have a 250 pound girlfriend riding on the back, no problem?
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,220
Posted By RaystheBMW
The HD rental plan is a great idea. Then you can...

The HD rental plan is a great idea. Then you can put on some miles and see if you have a need to 'stand up' on the pegs once in a while, since on a Fat Bob you really can't. That's the only drawback...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,220
Posted By RaystheBMW
The Fat Bob is a nice riding bike - HD got it...

The Fat Bob is a nice riding bike - HD got it right. Before you pull the trigger though take a look at the Triumph Thunderbird. Except for the forward controls that are a little aft of where the Fat...
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,063
Posted By RaystheBMW
Pilot Activ front & rear. I put a tube in the...

Pilot Activ front & rear. I put a tube in the front tire due to tiny leaks in the bead and it doesn't take much air loss to go flat. It's a little peace of mind for me.
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