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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Make sure you PM me next time you plan one of...

Make sure you PM me next time you plan one of these. I'd like to tag along.
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Trials Tires on GS Airheads

I've seen a photos of "scramblers" that appear to be sporting trials tires. I used to ride a bit of trials and always liked the tires for grip. Not the best in mud but I'm guessing they'd probably be...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-29-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I'd love to join you but I'm in Chattanooga...

I'd love to join you but I'm in Chattanooga Saturday. Looks like you'll have good weather, though.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-29-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,358
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Interested but out of town this Saturday :-(

Interested but out of town this Saturday :-(
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-27-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,358
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I wanna go!!!

I wanna go!!!
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 613
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Truth, on all counts. I cut a narrow slot...

Truth, on all counts.

I cut a narrow slot using a hacksaw blade into the brake line port of my low fender. I can take it on and off now without disconnecting the brake line. If I'm going to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,070
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Wonder if this would work for a cat?

Wonder if this would work for a cat?
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,199
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
To answer your questions: dark matter.

To answer your questions: dark matter.
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
+1

+1
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,011
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
No need to have them looking like a museum...

No need to have them looking like a museum quality piece. Aluminum oxidizes upon exposure to the air but, unlike iron oxide, aluminum oxide forms a protective coating that stops further oxidation....
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,640
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I consider this problem SOLVED. I have performed...

I consider this problem SOLVED. I have performed three tests now, duplicating the conditions that had produced the hard or non-starting condition. The first two times I first attempted to start the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,455
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Aftermarket panniers are an expensive fashion...

Aftermarket panniers are an expensive fashion statement for bikes that already carry a strong fashion statement. It is in the best interest of manufacturers to state that the factory bags are poorly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,336
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
UXO tester.

UXO tester.
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,640
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Not checked valves yet. I've been doing the easy...

Not checked valves yet. I've been doing the easy things first. I was going to check the valves yesterday but checked the spark plugs and then tested for that. That 'seemed' to correct the problem so...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,640
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
These were put in by a well-known BMW dealer in...

These were put in by a well-known BMW dealer in Tucson last year and have less than 5k on them. I was on TDY and had no tools with me. They have NOT eroded. They just weren't ever set. Frankly, I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,330
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I'll be planning my adventure as I read about...

I'll be planning my adventure as I read about yours.
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,640
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Checked the enrichener valve screws and they were...

Checked the enrichener valve screws and they were nice and tight. I did use blue loctite when I assembled it, as the Bing manual suggested. So, I was going to set the valves and I pulled the spark...
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,640
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
They are new, actually. At least compared to the...

They are new, actually. At least compared to the age of the bike. So what would you suggest? Pull the carbs off and reseat the enrichener valves?
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,640
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Had a chance to look at the GS today. The weather...

Had a chance to look at the GS today. The weather was nice so I took it on a nice ride to get it good and warm. The bike started easily, as it usually does, and rode really nice. I got it home and...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,274
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
+1

+1
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,274
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
White. It goes with any bike. Stays cooler in the...

White. It goes with any bike. Stays cooler in the summer. And is shown to be the most visible to drivers. Yes, even more than the so-called "hi-viz" colors.
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
It's been really gloomy in N. Alabama of late. I...

It's been really gloomy in N. Alabama of late. I really needed that. Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Precisely the reason for almost 100 years of air...

Precisely the reason for almost 100 years of air cooled BMW motors.
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,192
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Is that the FXRG? Where are you in Alabama?...

Is that the FXRG?
Where are you in Alabama? I'm in Huntsville.
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,640
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Yup. And I've been around long enough to know...

Yup. And I've been around long enough to know that you always listen to the old technicians. They are the ones that actually make the world go 'round.
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,640
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I'm a good wrench. Lots of experience with cars...

I'm a good wrench. Lots of experience with cars starting on a 1966 Mustang so I know points. I'm still working on my modern cars but not as much since concrete has somehow become much harder than it...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,104
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Can the swing arm really handle that angle? What...

Can the swing arm really handle that angle? What kind of joint is at the top?
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,640
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Actually, it's an EI bike.

Actually, it's an EI bike.
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,640
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I'll give it a look but when I did the carbs I...

I'll give it a look but when I did the carbs I rebuilt the thumb lever and replaced all the cables including that funky little splitter, so I wouldn't have to worry about them so much.
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,640
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Yup. That is the feeling I'm getting. Maybe time...

Yup. That is the feeling I'm getting. Maybe time to upgrade to one of those fancy aftermarket ignitions or 'downgrade' to points. I like points. Everything out there to see. Used to carry feeler...
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,929
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I couldn't agree more. The RS is a real dog. You...

I couldn't agree more. The RS is a real dog. You should sell it and get a duke.:deal

What will you be asking for the RS? I have some friends in Santa Fe I've been needing to visit.:lol3
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,640
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
The battery was strong. I was surprised it had...

The battery was strong. I was surprised it had enough juice for all that cranking but it did pretty good. Thanks for the tip.



Might take me a week or so to make the adjustments and properly...
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,640
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Enricher circuit would surprise me a little since...

Enricher circuit would surprise me a little since the carbs were both rebuilt less than a year ago and I was very careful to clean them out extremely well. I've done a lot of carbs and these were...
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,640
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
That was first on the list. I was planning on...

That was first on the list. I was planning on doing the valves this winter anyway. I'll have to do an Airheads forum search and decide the best procedure. Head retorque yea or nay???
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,640
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Hard restarting GS when sort of warm

SOLVED! (See posts 36 and 42) My '89 R100GS has been getting progressively harder to start for some time now. When cold, it starts up great using full choke. I drop the choke to half after a few...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,789
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
The best way to reduce the weight of the GS and...

The best way to reduce the weight of the GS and GSPD is to get a DR650.
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,192
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Ive got the same post-Xmas plans myself. Hoping...

Ive got the same post-Xmas plans myself. Hoping to get over to the local Harley dealer next week and try one on. It's about 30 miles so was waiting till my kids headed back to college. Really love...
Forum: Airheads 01-06-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,942
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Martial arts is how I got a "new" knee! Actually...

Martial arts is how I got a "new" knee! Actually it was just a cadaver ACL and it didn't last. I'd rather wear it out than take it with me.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-05-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Hey! (As we say in N.Alabamia) I'm...

Hey! (As we say in N.Alabamia)

I'm MotorcycleWriter from N. Alabamia. Owens X Rds/Huntsville specifically. I'm always looking for dirt roads to ride and would also like to be swarmed by loose...
Forum: Airheads 01-01-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,942
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Focus on the kids. The bikes will matter less and...

Focus on the kids. The bikes will matter less and less as you get older. You only get one chance to get it right with kids and the only thing that works is showering them with love. My dad was a...
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