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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 145,603
Posted By Tripletreat
The test rider in that last review certainly had...

The test rider in that last review certainly had good things to say about the OEM screen.
I checked yesterday with the local dealer. Initially they expected this bike to be available in Dec. Now...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 145,603
Posted By Tripletreat
The lines of the tall OEM screen remind me of...

The lines of the tall OEM screen remind me of some of the designs of Aeroflow, a company not known to make ineffective after market screens. My sense is that the tall Yamaha screen could be pretty...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 145,603
Posted By Tripletreat
Again? :huh

Again? :huh
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 21,787
Posted By Tripletreat
Well what do you know, my membership was extended...

Well what do you know, my membership was extended to 2019! :rofl
Are there still folks who think the chairman can just step into the editor's shoes and seamlessly take over the job?
Then I want...
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By Tripletreat
I had one of those on my R100GS for touring. The...

I had one of those on my R100GS for touring. The mounting system for that particular bike was not well thought out, and in time it failed. I made my own more robust mounts and rode the bike with...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By Tripletreat
I agree! Wonderful part of my collection of...

I agree! Wonderful part of my collection of riding attire. I too have the long white one which I use during all kinds of weather.
Regarding the comment about "finding the right knot" to keep it...
Forum: Vendors 11-30-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,798
Posted By Tripletreat
Bmw k-100/k1100

The early K-bikes have a fuel tank cap with an odd design. It will allow rain to enter the tank. It seems like the perfect candidate for one of your filters, yet I have not seen any talk of them...
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 21,787
Posted By Tripletreat
I'm not certain that the Chairman is actually so...

I'm not certain that the Chairman is actually so capable of lording over the Airmail editor as has been suggested. Could he just step in and seamlessly take over what must be a time-consuming and...
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 21,787
Posted By Tripletreat
How could he do that? Wouldn't that power have...

How could he do that? Wouldn't that power have to be granted in the law bylaws?
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 21,787
Posted By Tripletreat
December Airmail

The December Airmail arrived the other day. I was very disheartened to again find no hint of the divisive controversy that's been discussed in unofficial airhead forums for a while now. Failing to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,399
Posted By Tripletreat
Thank you for your keen insights, JettPilot. ...

Thank you for your keen insights, JettPilot. Until today I had not realized that asking for information invoked such passion in folks. Perhaps you've been unjustly, publicly humiliated by Consumer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,399
Posted By Tripletreat
Motorcycle reliability

Motorcycle reliability is an important factor for those who ride longer distances and those whose dealership/mechanical support is distant. I've had some subtle pressure to ride a new Japanese...
Forum: Vendors 11-19-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,135
Posted By Tripletreat
My Speed gloves arrived today. The XXL fit ...

My Speed gloves arrived today. The XXL fit pretty good; I'll agree with the idea that the sizes may run a bit on the small size, but who knows how much they will stretch in use? They are at least...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 145,603
Posted By Tripletreat
I see that the accessories Yamaha is offering...

I see that the accessories Yamaha is offering seem to follow the "value" marketing philosophy. When was the last time you saw OEM panniers at Yamaha's price?
Sweet!
If I can fit my too-tall body...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-14-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 67,345
Posted By Tripletreat
What a wonderful story on so many levels! Good...

What a wonderful story on so many levels! Good luck for your continued success and a hearty thank you. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 145,603
Posted By Tripletreat
Well said :clap

Well said :clap
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,452
Posted By Tripletreat
Bosch Ignition Coils

I have a pair of good Bosch ignition coils removed from a 1982 R100RS. I need $20 for the pair. (That's $10 for each coil.) Buyer is to pay the freight.
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 140,871
Posted By Tripletreat
Hilarious! You kids are having way too much fun!

Hilarious! You kids are having way too much fun!
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 145,603
Posted By Tripletreat
The FJ09 looks like a wonderful package to me. ...

The FJ09 looks like a wonderful package to me. I'm pretty sure it'll be my next scoot. I can't wait until it's available locally for a test ride.
Nice work Yamaha! I believe you hit this out of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-01-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9,031
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,300,755
Posted By Tripletreat
BMW K100RS Panniers for sale

I need to find a new home for the panniers from my BMW K100RS. They're in very good shape. I have a key and all the locks work fine. The rear sides have that reflective 3M material that appears...
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 21,787
Posted By Tripletreat
Quote: jan B. can't really say much in airmail...

Quote: jan B. can't really say much in airmail except that there are problems involved with the elected officers in the club. he's the Airmail editor. reporter. Passing BS is not in his job...
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,723
Posted By Tripletreat
Shipping is tricky. I've sold some items and...

Shipping is tricky. I've sold some items and frequently found I ended up subsidizing the freight cost. Now I stipulate that after the sale I'll take the item to the P.O. and get the true cost...
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 21,787
Posted By Tripletreat
I just read the current issue of Airmail. There...

I just read the current issue of Airmail. There are four pages devoted to Gray's Anatomy kinda stuff. All well and good for keeping healthy, I suppose. However, against a backdrop of a worthwhile...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 47,296
Posted By Tripletreat
Am I the only one who cares about a center stand?...

Am I the only one who cares about a center stand?
The lack of a center stand and adjustable (tube-type) bars are important considerations for me.
Forum: Vendors 10-11-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By Tripletreat
Yea, Ecuador has been on my list too. I've heard...

Yea, Ecuador has been on my list too. I've heard good things about it, and would certainly like to see it on a bike. I particularly like the fact that it has coastal and mountain riding options. ...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,118
Posted By Tripletreat
To return to the issue of Moto Israel (?), I've...

To return to the issue of Moto Israel (?), I've long eyed their redesigned oil pan with the provision for a screw on filter. (The OEM set up is an accident waiting to happen.) Question is, has...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,554
Posted By Tripletreat
I'm taller than that and I've been riding...

I'm taller than that and I've been riding airheads since the 1980s. As with any motorcycle, the bars, seat and footpegs need to be set up for your personal situation.
Frankly, I don't see your...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,099
Posted By Tripletreat
Let me see if I've understood this right. You...

Let me see if I've understood this right.
You object to chasing a 3.5 mm thread (that you cannot find a screw for) with a 4 mm tap, resulting in a bore that can be fitted with a readily available...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,099
Posted By Tripletreat
I just went through this frustrating experience...

I just went through this frustrating experience last month. The local BMW dealer told me NLA. The airhead mechanic there then advised me to run a tape through it to bring it out to 4mm. I did. It...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By Tripletreat
That's an odd disclaimer. What could be the...

That's an odd disclaimer. What could be the reason behind it? "Legal issues?" What sort of legal issues could be at play here? Have you raised the question with EME? Have you asked for the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 879
Views: 130,650
Posted By Tripletreat
The current issue of Motorcycle Consumer News has...

The current issue of Motorcycle Consumer News has a very complimentary story recapping their first ride on the Scout. That particular publication has great credibility in my household. This weekend...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 90,273
Posted By Tripletreat
Pissed Say it ain't so!

What a sad turn of events. I hope a vigilant group catches the SOBs responsible for this theft before the police do.
Scumbags!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-18-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By Tripletreat
motorcycle cannonball

I went over to Meridian tonight to check out the bikes and riders in the 2014 Cannonball. I was blown away! What a delight to see all those old machines being ridden by dedicated enthusiasts like...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-05-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,867
Posted By Tripletreat
Is that the OEM saddle?

Is that the OEM saddle?
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,103
Posted By Tripletreat
This thread evokes a memory from a long-past 49er...

This thread evokes a memory from a long-past 49er Rally. A vendor was very close to being on the receiving end of an ass-whoopin'. It seems he sold a customer a SuperTrap pipe. The customer took...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By Tripletreat
I'm not so sure it's from S.J. I had one of...

I'm not so sure it's from S.J. I had one of theirs back in the day and it was a cast piece, not machined.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,276
Posted By Tripletreat
Panniers

I have an extra set of BMW panniers/side cases I'd like to get out of the garage. They date from 1985 (the K100RS model), are in good condition with key and working locks all around. They have very...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,276
Posted By Tripletreat
I'm all for a site here, but I must say I've...

I'm all for a site here, but I must say I've never had a problem location parts for my K100RS. eBay is full of them, and MotoBins is available when you really need a new part for a reasonable price....
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,992
Posted By Tripletreat
Excellent RR. Thanks for posting the pix and...

Excellent RR. Thanks for posting the pix and commentary. I rode through that area long ago. Now I'm dreaming of returning. Got to do that again before I become too decrepit! But, how to sell...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,645
Posted By Tripletreat
Don't be such pessimists! It could be something...

Don't be such pessimists! It could be something as "normal" as a summer vacation.
I don't know, just sayin'.... :wink:
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