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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,278
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I think it's bullshit. No identities for bids....

I think it's bullshit. No identities for bids. Someone driving up prices for sales they hope to make in the next year or so. That's a ridiculous price for this bike.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 612
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Finally had some time to look at this...

Checked ground continuity on the brown wire at the turn signal stalk. Looked good.

The Blue wire with Red stripe (BLRD) goes from the left front stalk to the red connector under the tank. The...
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,374
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I would be happy to sell my GS for $23,000.

I would be happy to sell my GS for $23,000.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,501
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
There are two big humps in the statistics that...

There are two big humps in the statistics that don't get any mention. 1) Squids, and 2) older men who either get back on a street bike after not riding for 35 years or who've never ridden at all.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,501
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
That Gawker article is NPR humor. Only morons and...

That Gawker article is NPR humor. Only morons and assholes think its funny. However the converse is true. If you don't buy a motorcycle, you will never die.

Who wants to live forever? Idiots and...
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,400
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
If you're on an airhead, those front wheels tend...

If you're on an airhead, those front wheels tend to leak so I generally run tubes on the front, even under tubeless. Never had a problem of any kind.
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,279
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I've seen political statements receive fewer...

I've seen political statements receive fewer opinions than this. Oh, or a good thread on oil.
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,400
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Currently running Heidenau K60's front and rear....

Currently running Heidenau K60's front and rear. Replaced some Avon Gripsters that still had some good tread but were beginning to dry-rot. Much prefer the K60s on dirt. Can't tell much difference...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,494
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I have a rebuild DVD and book from Bing you're...

I have a rebuild DVD and book from Bing you're welcome to borrow. Be happy to send it to you if you'll send it back. I could have muddled through the rebuild without it, but felt much better having...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,917
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I'm real late on this, and you probably know it...

I'm real late on this, and you probably know it already: while a huge inconvenience, it likely won't have harmed the engine. Drain the oil, refill, start, let it run for a moment. Drain. Refill again...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-15-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,425
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I wouldn't use UShip. I'd go with an inmate...

I wouldn't use UShip. I'd go with an inmate recommendation.
Forum: Australia 12-14-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,102
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Enough riders pony up the greenbacks to make...

Enough riders pony up the greenbacks to make their price-it-high business model successful. Most "free flowing" exhaust provide a modest boost at very high RPM while destroying low and mid range...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-13-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,425
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Tell UShip to make good or you'll sue, them and...

Tell UShip to make good or you'll sue, them and the contractor. That sounds super sketchy.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-13-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,425
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
HELP! - Stolen bike alert - 2014 KTM 450SX-F

Pretty sketchy sounding to me. They didn't use a covered trailer? I used Wolverine last year and it would have been virtually impossible to steal the bike while stopped for an hour. Took us 15...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-13-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,391
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Sounds like Washington needs a VoterID program...

Sounds like Washington needs a VoterID program like Alabama. Odd that so many states that adopted them saw larger margins of victory over previous elections...
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 612
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I've been too busy to mess with it. I'm hoping to...

I've been too busy to mess with it. I'm hoping to have a little diagnostic time over the holidays!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-10-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,391
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Pay per mile tax?

People's Republic of Washingstanova. Come down to Dixie!




If you are a former Remington employee you can come on down to Alabama where guns are still legal and all the Remington jobs now...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,093
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Those third world countries as a basket case.

Those third world countries as a basket case.
Forum: Australia 12-09-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,832
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Social security is the biggest Ponzie scheme of...

Social security is the biggest Ponzie scheme of all time.
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,191
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
WTB: BMW Airhead wheels Looking for a set of...

WTB: BMW Airhead wheels

Looking for a set of wheels I can slap on my '89 GS for riding on the street. I guess that's a 17" rear (or is it 18") and 19" front? I'd prefer spokes but a snowflake...
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,232
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Chohlins!

Chohlins!
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I've got a good tach. It sits in the same kind of...

I've got a good tach. It sits in the same kind of pod but is bolted to the turn signal stalk that is fixed to the top of the fork tube via a large nut. You can see it on the second picture of the OP....
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
What's holding the tach pod there on the left...

What's holding the tach pod there on the left side of the headlight pod? (I'm assuming that's a tach. Could be a clock, voltmeter, etc.) The mounting hole is on the turn signal stalk. Did you cut the...
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I always rode without the windshield. The fairing...

I always rode without the windshield. The fairing creates significant turbulence at the base of my helmet. (The windshield was even worse.) Much, much quieter without it.
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 612
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I understand electricity pretty well. I'm a...

I understand electricity pretty well. I'm a physicist and have worked as a commercial electrician and troubleshot auto electrical systems since 1982. What I don't know are BMW electrical systems....
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I was thinking along these lines as well.

I was thinking along these lines as well.
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Turn signal options, GS with PD tank

So, I do have a turn signal electrical problem. But I have a mechanical problem as well. I pulled the heavy GSPD fairing and put the GS bucket on for grins and the turn signal stalks hit the tank as...
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 612
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Turn Signal Problems on '89R100GS

A long history of wrenching told my gut it wasn't the flasher or the switch, just wanted to make sure these BMWs didn't do things differently - because sometimes they do things differently.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,371
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
It is strange to think that the only thing...

It is strange to think that the only thing keeping these places less commercialized are the wars and the (minimal) threat of land mines. Is that a good thing?
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,530
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Eyeglasses & helmets

Have you tried the "bi-focal" contact lenses? In reality, one is set for distance and the other is a diopter or two weaker giving you up close vision. My vision is like 20/400 which means I'm an...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 612
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
It ain't the bulb, and it ain't a connector. I...

It ain't the bulb, and it ain't a connector. I checked for that. Must be a break in the wiring between the flasher and the bulb. Guess I'll be cutting into the wiring harness...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 612
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Turn Signal Problems on '89R100GS

The left, front flasher on my '89 R100GS isn't working. I've been through the obvious checks and wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something obvious before I cut into the wiring harness. Right...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,371
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Oh, they'd be fine. I've just got three in...

Oh, they'd be fine. I've just got three in college and have no money!
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,231
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Here's a recent data point from eBay for an...

Here's a recent data point from eBay for an auction that just ended.

1993 R100GSPD (http://www.ebay.com/itm/301403885460?forcerRptr=true&item=301403885460&viewitem=&sspagename=ADME:B:WNA:US:1653)
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,371
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I haven't had time to read over the entire...

I haven't had time to read over the entire thread, though it looks as if y'all are having an amazing adventure. I hope to follow in your footsteps some day!

I am quite interested in how you like...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,820
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-29-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15,722
Views: 1,313,432
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Oh, how I wish I could join you.

Oh, how I wish I could join you.
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Well alright then. Time to crap or get off the...

Well alright then. Time to crap or get off the pot.
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,231
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
The black one, because I own one of the red ones,...

The black one, because I own one of the red ones, except mine is blue.
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
That answers some questions for me! I, too, was...

That answers some questions for me! I, too, was wondering about the fit and it looks to be about perfect. But I do have a few questions:

Where did you mount the GPS antenna? Looks like you ordered...
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