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Forum: Americas 01-26-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,262,069
Posted By sandwich
Take me higher

Damn, I guess I thought I was higher than I was. Happens a lot.
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By sandwich
It's actually a 92 R100GSPD with an R80 engine. ...

It's actually a 92 R100GSPD with an R80 engine. It was a frame up build.
It's a solid engine - smooth and easy to rev - but just not enough power.
The handling is a vast improvement over my 78...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,845
Posted By sandwich
Here's the way I set mine up: Cyclops...

Here's the way I set mine up:

Cyclops headlight with interchangeable lights for trail and street.
Custom made bracket for speedo, signals, and screen
Speedhut GPS Speedo
LED idiot lights from E...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By sandwich
Guanajuato is a fantastic place! - UNESCO World...

Guanajuato is a fantastic place! - UNESCO World Heritage Site and no tourist trap - unlike St. Miguel de Allende for instance.
Of course there aren't many tourists in MX at the moment given the...
Forum: Americas 01-26-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,262,069
Posted By sandwich
Last Pic

Was looking back at the valley I rode up getting to Real de Catorce.
Doesn't really do the crazy ride justice and I was too concerned with saving ass and bike to take photo's on route.
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By sandwich
Pics

Finally figured this out - and paid my money to Smugmug!

Here's the view from Real de Catorce

[img]http://everywhere.smugmug.com/Mexico-14/i-4HGGCKG/0/M/IMG_0727-M.jpg...
Forum: Americas 01-26-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,262,069
Posted By sandwich
Let's try this

http://everywhere.smugmug.com/Mexico-14/i-4HGGCKG/0/M/IMG_0727-M.jpg (http://everywhere.smugmug.com/Mexico-14/i-4HGGCKG/A)
Forum: Americas 01-26-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,262,069
Posted By sandwich
Here's some Smugmug Pics

From Real De Catorce
http://everywhere.smugmug.com/organize/Mexico-14/i-4HGGCKG

Guanajuato
http://everywhere.smugmug.com/organize/Mexico-14/i-2StRwhq

Bike Parking...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By sandwich
Here's some SmugMug links

From Real De Catorce

http://everywhere.smugmug.com/Mexico-14/i-4HGGCKG

Guanajuato
http://everywhere.smugmug.com/organize/Mexico-14/i-2StRwhq

Bike Parking...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By sandwich
Oops - that didn't work. Hold on

Oops - that didn't work. Hold on
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By sandwich
Pics

Here's a sampler

From the top of Real Catorce
/Users/jgarrison/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Masters/2014/01/19/20140119-161824/IMG_0727.JPG

Guanajuato

/Users/jgarrison/Pictures/iPhoto...
Forum: Americas 01-26-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,262,069
Posted By sandwich
Houston to Oaxaca and Back

Dear Mexico Aficionados,

Just got back from taking my recently cobbled together 92 BMW R80GS on a 3500 mi trip from Houston TX to Oaxaca MX and back. It was a great trip and gave me a good chance...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By sandwich
Mexico on an R80GS

Dear Inmates

Just got back from taking my recently cobbled together 92 R80GS on a 3500 mi trip from Houston TX to Oaxaca MX and back. It was a great trip and gave me a good chance to see what the...
Forum: Americas 10-21-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,262,069
Posted By sandwich
Escape from Brookyn

MikeMike,

Thanks for this. Brooklyn is very mellow these days. Downright old-fashioned but with a hipster twist. But it's still the city and the horizon is always cut off at the next building. ...
Forum: Americas 10-21-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,262,069
Posted By sandwich
Routes to Oaxaca

Hey MikeMike I see you offered a route suggestion somewhere in this thread for traveling to Oaxaca. Don't know from what direction but I'm looking to head there from Houston. Remember when you...
Forum: Americas 10-19-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,262,069
Posted By sandwich
Google Navigation in Mexico

Just trying to figure out if I need maps or can navigate with Google. I like to stay off the slabs and take secondary roads so I'm wondering if there is reasonably consistent cell service to keep...
Forum: Americas 10-19-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26,942
Views: 2,262,069
Posted By sandwich
Google Maps

I'm planning a trip from Houston to Oaxaca in December. I've been reading that Google Maps are up and running in Mexico. Has anyone checked it out?
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,557
Posted By sandwich
The usual indicators: pipe color, plug color,...

The usual indicators: pipe color, plug color, hand on the cylinder. It's definitely firing on both cylinders - though not as smoothly as I would like.
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,557
Posted By sandwich
From what I've read about carburetor functions...

From what I've read about carburetor functions Supershaft is absolutely right.
Each circuit must transition into the next. The idle mixture screw may be just that but it is set to be rich to mix...
Forum: Airheads 09-30-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,557
Posted By sandwich
I just found this great video on bing carburetor...

I just found this great video on bing carburetor operation for aviation. It's about two stroke engines but still really helpful. - http://www.eaavideo.org/video.aspx?v=2061022478001
Forum: Airheads 09-30-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,557
Posted By sandwich
OK so I take it that the idle mixture screw is...

OK so I take it that the idle mixture screw is the means of affecting the transition to the needle jet and a rich idle mixture helps the transition. That's a really helpful concept.
Forum: Airheads 09-30-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,557
Posted By sandwich
Stan, Thanks for your procedure. Very clear...

Stan,
Thanks for your procedure. Very clear and useful. Do you happen to know what jets your running?

Supershaft - It's all natural baby. Or should I say it's all Newtonian physics since...
Forum: Airheads 09-30-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,557
Posted By sandwich
I don't doubt that mercury sticks are more stable...

I don't doubt that mercury sticks are more stable than gauges but aren't both doing pretty much the same thing? Aren't both measuring the vacuum at the carburetor? I used to have a car with dual...
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,557
Posted By sandwich
Thanks so much. There are no leaks at the...

Thanks so much. There are no leaks at the spigots. I used vacuum gauges to sync. Is it really necessary to use the shorting method? I'll tear down the carbs and check the internals.
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,557
Posted By sandwich
Another Carburetor Question

I just finished a frame up restoration of a 91 GS. It needed a motor and I put in a 1986 R80 engine and fitted it out with older rebuilt 32mm Bings. Not sure how old but they don't have the spring...
Forum: Airheads 09-17-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,555
Posted By sandwich
I forced an M2 or 3 machine screw in with red...

I forced an M2 or 3 machine screw in with red Loctite. Doubt that it'll go any where.
Forum: Airheads 09-16-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,555
Posted By sandwich
SS Thanks, exactly the perspective I...

SS

Thanks, exactly the perspective I needed. Motor and transmission are solid. Robert Grauer very graciously emailed me and suggested that I plug the vent.
Forum: Airheads 09-16-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,555
Posted By sandwich
The fellow who did the rebuild is R Grauer in San...

The fellow who did the rebuild is R Grauer in San Jose, Ca. Looks to be a clean job.

The oil's halfway between the fill lines. It's a 86 CA motor so as I understand it would likely have had the...
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,555
Posted By sandwich
Maybe its this

From Snowbum

In the 1985/1986 and later models a system of two electric solenoids, and a few other things, and a fuel tank modification, was standard on airheads shipped to the U.S. The purpose...
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,555
Posted By sandwich
Ha Ha

Yup that's one slippery dipstick. I could chase down the guy who did the rebuild but what good would that do? Just gotta solve the problem and move on.
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,555
Posted By sandwich
Spewing Oil

Hi Gents,

I just finished a frame up build with a 91 gspd frame, paralever drive and an 86 R80 motor. Bought the engine as a fully rebuilt unit done by a recognized SF Bay area mechanic. It's...
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,429
Posted By sandwich
All this advice is good. And Anton's advice is...

All this advice is good. And Anton's advice is certainly accurate. But then every generation of airhead has it's ups and downs. It's really all about the maintenance - which unless it has records...
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,647
Posted By sandwich
I have a 79 RS with Dellorto's and they just...

I have a 79 RS with Dellorto's and they just could not be kept tight. Randy Long heated the head and cinched the spigots in the last time the head was rebuilt and they still didn't hold. Really...
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,323
Posted By sandwich
Critics

Critics have their purposes, and they're supposed to do what they do, but sometimes they get a little carried away with what they think someone should have done, rather than concerning themselves...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By sandwich
Oh -as to the other part of your question - why...

Oh -as to the other part of your question - why not find an airhead GS?
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By sandwich
Well I can give you my perspective. I live in...

Well I can give you my perspective. I live in Brooklyn and ride a 79 RS that I bought locally a few years ago. Airheads do come up for sale in NYC and there are a couple of shops that can help you...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-28-2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,310
Posted By sandwich
So the story behind my scored rotors has emerged....

So the story behind my scored rotors has emerged. The EBC rep called me the other day to say they'll replace the rotors because they were defective. The metal used in the rotors is too soft. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,198
Posted By sandwich
Well I call it a RS but the fact is it's a R100...

Well I call it a RS but the fact is it's a R100 with an RS fairing. Takes the 38's though so either someone milled it out or changed the head. In any case I have a Siebenrock kit on it with the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,198
Posted By sandwich
I have clamp mounted 38mm Dellortos on my 79 RS. ...

I have clamp mounted 38mm Dellortos on my 79 RS. They do accelerate faster than the 32mm Bings I've tried on the bike though the power curve doesn't seem to be as smooth. I'm running 160 main jets...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,310
Posted By sandwich
EBC has decided to replace the rotors under...

EBC has decided to replace the rotors under warranty and suggested using organic pads. They claim they don't often see the scoring problem. But I'm a bit skeptical since I had the same scoring occur...
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