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Forum: The Garage 06-28-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By borg
I went through the connections on the cables...

I went through the connections on the cables first, they were all clean and tight so I took the battery in for a load test, which it failed. New battery and it started right up.

It's actually my...
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By borg
Hats off to the bad battery guys. Thinking back,...

Hats off to the bad battery guys. Thinking back, that is exactly what I would have said too...maybe there is something to the old saying about not seeing the forest because of the trees.

Thanks...
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By borg
I'll go take another look at the battery, the...

I'll go take another look at the battery, the posts are clean looking, apparently tight and it was showing 12.82 volts so I may have dismissed it as the issue too quickly.

There have not been any...
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By borg
Help for my braindead 2000 Suburban?

The 21 y/o calls me at work last night: " the 'burb is dead, but I parked it in a good spot...." :huh

Seems she'd been running a few errands over the course of the day without incident, came home...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,657
Posted By borg
I've got a Wilber's Shock on the rear, with...

I've got a Wilber's Shock on the rear, with progressive springs and a SJ cast fork brace on the front end of my '92 GSPD. Can't remember what weight oil I used...

The whole package works well for...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,379
Posted By borg
I've been commuting by motorcycle for about 25...

I've been commuting by motorcycle for about 25 years on an assortment of bikes. R75/7, GL1000, K100RS, GS850 etc. For the past 5 I've been splitting time between my F650 Dakar and GSPD.

The Dakar...
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,563
Posted By borg
Unless something has changed, it is a moot...

Unless something has changed, it is a moot question. I don't believe the odyssey bags are made to fit the airhead GS series.

Steve
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,287
Posted By borg
I've put a lot of miles on both my R100GSPA and...

I've put a lot of miles on both my R100GSPA and F650GSD with Jesse bags, I like them.
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,957
Posted By borg
Going back to the beginning, where Sniper isn't...

Going back to the beginning, where Sniper isn't SURE which light came on...

With time the rubber support for the front of the gas tank wears, allowing the underside of the tank to contact the top...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,982
Posted By borg
You might surf on over to National Cycle and look...

You might surf on over to National Cycle and look at some of their small screens. I think I used one of their "deflector" models to take some of the wind off my chest, very nice. Not OEM but useful. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,982
Posted By borg
I de-lufterized my old R75/7, pretty easy to do....

I de-lufterized my old R75/7, pretty easy to do. IIRC they did a very clean job of color coding the wiring harness, you should be able to unplug and slip it out of the headlight shell.

You might...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-09-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,914
Posted By borg
Did this last year... With carb ID# in hand,...

Did this last year...

With carb ID# in hand, call the good folks at Bing, they will sell you a new shaft. Not very expensive to fix it the right way.

Steve
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,205
Posted By borg
Ah, the 650 Maxim. At 17 it was my first...

Ah, the 650 Maxim.

At 17 it was my first "real" bike after starting off on a couple of Vespas. I let it fester in the garage at home for a year while I went off to college. Flew home that first...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,232
Posted By borg
http://stromborg.smugmug.com/Boats/Flapjack-Skiff/...

http://stromborg.smugmug.com/Boats/Flapjack-Skiff/2011-02-28-002/1200591843_q5VKX-L.jpg
This month my main shop looks like this.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-07-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,570
Posted By borg
I've got a naked '77, it's been gathering dust in...

I've got a naked '77, it's been gathering dust in one corner of my garage for several years. Unfortunately just about the time I'm ready to get rid of it somebody comes along here and starts a thread...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,099
Posted By borg
I've had similar symptoms from a bad sparkplug...

I've had similar symptoms from a bad sparkplug cap. Under load, at intermittent times the bike would stumble, slowing down helped and then all would be well for a while. Fought with this from Chicago...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-18-2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,967
Posted By borg
Whatever you try to put on the trailer is going...

Whatever you try to put on the trailer is going to have to be very, very light or your tongue weight is going to be way too heavy. Maybe basing your bike choice on something fits inside the Transit...
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,087
Posted By borg
My first airhead I found by accident when I...

My first airhead I found by accident when I walked into a multi-Japanese-brand shop, it was sitting in the corner with BMW bags and a luftmiester fairing. They didn't quite know what to do with it...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-12-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,087
Posted By borg
OK, $78.00 in special tools and $90 in...

OK, $78.00 in special tools and $90 in gaskets/seals for replacing a $3.00 spring and I'm ready to put the tranmission back in the bike tomorrow. I was pleasantly surprised how clean it all looked...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-28-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,087
Posted By borg
http://stromborg.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/R100GSPD/...

http://stromborg.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/R100GSPD/2010-09-28-003/1026701839_44nT6-L.jpg
View from the top
http://stromborg.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/R100GSPD/2010-09-28-012/1026702281_SdLF5-L.jpgThis...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-28-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,087
Posted By borg
Indeed it would. If anybody has a picture...

Indeed it would.

If anybody has a picture of a working shift mechanism I'd like to compare spring locations. I "think" where the spring ends land on the pawl is obvious, but I'd rather be sure...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-28-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,087
Posted By borg
Wow. It took all of 10 minutes to pop the back...

Wow. It took all of 10 minutes to pop the back cover off the transmission using the Cycle Works tool, most the time was spent heating the cover to pop the bearings free.

I can see the busted...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-23-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,087
Posted By borg
Got home from work today and found a package from...

Got home from work today and found a package from Cycle Works containing my output flange pulling tool (and the 12-point adapter for the drive shaft bolts I decided to get while the wallet was out)....
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,087
Posted By borg
Lucky indeed, I was all of a mile from the ferry...

Lucky indeed, I was all of a mile from the ferry dock when it happened, half a dozen or so shifts earlier and I'd have been stuck on the other side of the water. Not sure the dock workers would have...
Forum: The Garage 09-19-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,633
Posted By borg
I've got a subie-powered Westy, always wondered...

I've got a subie-powered Westy, always wondered what it would do for an old Beetle.

Hope you find your gremlins before it gets too cold out there.

Steve
Forum: Old's Cool 09-18-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,087
Posted By borg
One nap and a few cups of coffee gave the the...

One nap and a few cups of coffee gave the the patience to work with the search function, leading me to the broken spring too.

I believe to gear box was looked at by the PO 15k ago when he did the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-18-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,087
Posted By borg
GSPD stuck in gear

On the way home from work this morning my '92 GSPD decided to stop shifting either up or down, I think it is currently in 2nd. Rode the few miles home at 4500rpm/35-ish mph

The shift lever goes up...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By borg
The bolts: Depends on which type the shop...

The bolts:

Depends on which type the shop sells you, I don't remember right now which style superseded the other but the longer ones need washers, the short ones don't.

They are allegedly...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,539
Posted By borg
Taller, wider handle bars for better leverage and...

Taller, wider handle bars for better leverage and the upright seating position makes it easier to stand on pegs while traversing bumpy stuff.

Steve
Forum: Old's Cool 08-11-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By borg
I lost that bearing once, a long long time ago......

I lost that bearing once, a long long time ago...

Fortunately I was visiting a girlfriend's house where her sister had kids, they had a set of "jacks" (the game with the bouncing ball and small...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-09-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,660
Posted By borg
I just got back from a couple of long rides (450...

I just got back from a couple of long rides (450 miles each) in the 60-75 mph range. With freshly rebuilt carbs (including the throttle shaft o-ring) loaded for camping on TKC80s I got 40+ mpg....
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By borg
I bought my GSPD from an ADV member. He had a...

I bought my GSPD from an ADV member. He had a bike I wanted at a reasonable price and had a fairly high post-count. After reading some of his stuff I felt pretty good about the transaction. Ended up...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,265
Posted By borg
With an MSRP of $14,599 the Kawasaki Concours...

With an MSRP of $14,599 the Kawasaki Concours might just be your bike.

Steve
Forum: Old's Cool 07-15-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 547
Posted By borg
GSPD clutch adjustment?

I've been riding and slowly fixing up a '92 R100 GSPD I got from an inmate a few years ago. I'm not sure who worked on this bike but there have been a number of....ahhh....questionable repairs...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,387
Posted By borg
I've always liked the look of the Giant Loop bag....

I've always liked the look of the Giant Loop bag. If I had a dedicated adventuring bike that would probably be my choice. As it stands my Jesse's are at 75% capacity most of time in day-to-day use...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,959
Posted By borg
I've got a "shaftie" (R100GSPD) and a "chainie"...

I've got a "shaftie" (R100GSPD) and a "chainie" (F650 Dakar). While both fill a very similar niche, they way they do it is different enough for me to justify having both.

Doing an actual...
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,254
Posted By borg
You do have to chase these two around the block a...

You do have to chase these two around the block a few times before finding the sweet spot.

Steve
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,254
Posted By borg
The screw "under" the carbs is the idle mixture...

The screw "under" the carbs is the idle mixture screw, depending on your model these will be some where between 1 and 2 full turns out from seated to start with. Once the bike is warm you fine tune...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,594
Posted By borg
I've got a 1977 GL1000 in it's original "naked'...

I've got a 1977 GL1000 in it's original "naked' state, no fairing or bags. It's a rocket. The bike does like a wide handlebar, I had a flat, stubby drag-bar on there for a while, looked cool but...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,143
Posted By borg
The short is answer is whatever the hell she...

The short is answer is whatever the hell she wants after passing the MSF course.

There are a lot of riders out there on bikes that are "too tall" or "too big" for them per conventional wisdom but...
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