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Forum: Airheads 02-19-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By misnomer
I'm thinking of going Enduralast for the heated...

I'm thinking of going Enduralast for the heated gear I wear through the winter. Suspect that may have aided my factory rotor to it's untimely demise at a mere 30k miles.
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By misnomer
My Ride Home

Hey gents - just thought I'd tell you about my experience getting home from a great time in Death Valley with the Airheads.

So I stop in Stovepipe Wells to tank up my '95 R100R Mystic before the...
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,505
Posted By misnomer
Ouch man, yer harshin' my buzz.

Ouch man, yer harshin' my buzz.
Forum: Airheads 10-30-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,979
Posted By misnomer
My Mystic caught the eye of my girlfriend... I...

My Mystic caught the eye of my girlfriend... I *might* have gotten her without it, but it definitely helped :evil
Forum: Airheads 10-21-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,769
Posted By misnomer
I suppose I average 35 or 37 on my '94 R100R -...

I suppose I average 35 or 37 on my '94 R100R - mostly a ten mile freeway commute.
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By misnomer
Echoing everybody else here - you shouldn't have...

Echoing everybody else here - you shouldn't have issues. I have been using an Aerostich jacket (~70w) and a pair of Gerbings G3 gloves without issue on my stock '94. If you're cautious about your...
Forum: Airheads 09-16-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,344
Posted By misnomer
Good eye! '67 1800S. I rescued it a month back...

Good eye! '67 1800S. I rescued it a month back from a guy who was gonna turn it into a hot rod for his wife. It will be needing quite a bit of love before I get it back out on the road (spent a long...
Forum: Airheads 09-16-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,344
Posted By misnomer
R100R Fork Seals (pic heavy)!

My left fork started puking a bit of oil a couple weeks back, so I've decided to tackle that job today as well as add some fork gaiters. The gaiters are the BMW 11 rib jobs recommended in another...
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,592
Posted By misnomer
Hater!! :cry

Hater!!

:cry
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,592
Posted By misnomer
Mystic has a different seat and rear cowling. I...

Mystic has a different seat and rear cowling. I hear there may be differences in the sub frame too. Also, lower handlebars.
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By misnomer
Airhead Sunscreen?

Gents, I'm looking for something to help protect my precious red paint job from the brutal high desert sun. I've particularly been interested in the half covers (like the Dowco Guardian and...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,592
Posted By misnomer
I think the basic differences have been covered...

I think the basic differences have been covered already. Single/Dual discs, Mystic/Classic, and whether or not the tranny has the circlip installed are all the differences I'm aware of. The circlip...
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,174
Posted By misnomer
Keep in mind that there have been exceptions to...

Keep in mind that there have been exceptions to Snowbum's circlip serial number ranges - he lists one on his site, my own Mystic is another exception - newer than his listing, but still no circlip.
...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,174
Posted By misnomer
That's a regellar ole BMW S fairing. It keeps the...

That's a regellar ole BMW S fairing. It keeps the wind off my chest, if I want it off my face I need to duck down pretty low! I mostly keep it around for looks ;)

If you want real wind protection,...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,174
Posted By misnomer
Mine had about 23k when I bought it, up to...

Mine had about 23k when I bought it, up to somewhere around 26k now. It had a set of regular side cases as well as some smaller city cases which I've found to be quite convenient!
...
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,174
Posted By misnomer
I picked up a Mystic last year ('94 R100R). Then...

I picked up a Mystic last year ('94 R100R). Then promptly had all of the major faults hit me in short order. So, here are the things I ran into:

- Transmission rebuild (circlip). Caught it early,...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,108
Posted By misnomer
...Back on topic. Last fall my new-to-me...

...Back on topic.

Last fall my new-to-me r100r had a distressing roughness in the rear end. Put it on the center stand and felt a *noticeable* notchiness in the rear end. It will be pretty...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,507
Posted By misnomer
When I approach a left hand turner, I try to...

When I approach a left hand turner, I try to waggle a bit in my lane to give myself some horizontal displacement and more apparent motion. I don't know how much it actually helps, always gotta be on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,708
Posted By misnomer
Seems you northeasterners have crazy big...

Seems you northeasterners have crazy big coyotes... Ours are little mangy mutts out here in the desert, can't be more than 40 pounds. Still wouldn't want my dog to tangle with one, much less a pack.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2012, 12:25 AM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 233,350
Posted By misnomer
There's a joke here somewhere. Somebody care to...

There's a joke here somewhere. Somebody care to lead us to it?
Forum: Airheads 05-10-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,720
Posted By misnomer
Patina

Alright, I may just be a punk kid new to these forums and these bikes, but here's my take on it anyway.

The cool thing about patina is it grows back. I don't get the impression that if you restore...
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,209
Posted By misnomer
Mine did about the same. Bit of a clank, then hit...

Mine did about the same. Bit of a clank, then hit the button, hear the solenoid clack, but no spinning. You could drop all the cash on a bosch or nippon starter, but really the reworked Valeos are...
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,039
Posted By misnomer
Just took a peek at my '94 Mystic, and the filter...

Just took a peek at my '94 Mystic, and the filter cover looks exactly like that first picture off of Max BMW's site. Same part number and everything - 338668. Banjos go into extrusions and...
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,148
Posted By misnomer
I dunno, I joined and all they did was feed me...

I dunno, I joined and all they did was feed me beer and complain about their side stands...

:beer
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,283
Posted By misnomer
11v to 8v definitely sounds like bad juju. Of the...

11v to 8v definitely sounds like bad juju. Of the "alternator not even running" sort of bad juju. Definitely be careful and don't go riding too far from home until you get that sorted! You should at...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-04-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,283
Posted By misnomer
Very nice looking bike! Before you get too...

Very nice looking bike!

Before you get too gung ho about digging into your charging system - was that 12.5v at idle? What does it give you when you up the revs a bit? I'm not too familiar with the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-05-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,472
Posted By misnomer
Well curses. Transmission is back, circlip was...

Well curses. Transmission is back, circlip was the problem. But, while the clutch looks good, there's a wee spot of oil dribbling down behind the flywheel. I hasn't been flung around in there yet,...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,472
Posted By misnomer
It has about 20k on it and the transmission...

It has about 20k on it and the transmission output shaft is somewhat lacking in smoothitude. Suspecting I got circlipped. Will know more when it is done!
Forum: Old's Cool 12-18-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,472
Posted By misnomer
OK, long time no post. Four day business trip...

OK, long time no post. Four day business trip turned into twelve... Anyhow, transmission and driveshaft are both out for rebuild. Now I sit and twiddle my thumbsies and keep putterin around on the...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,472
Posted By misnomer
I'll post some close-ups of the de-trannyfication...

I'll post some close-ups of the de-trannyfication when I get to it (this weekend, I swear!!!). I'm in Reno, NV.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,472
Posted By misnomer
Heh - I'll keep my fairing, but I do wanna know...

Heh - I'll keep my fairing, but I do wanna know where you got that rack! I need something small, just to keep my bag off of the back dovetail when I strap it to the seat. Hell, a grab handle would...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,472
Posted By misnomer
I don't know much about the fairing. It is listed...

I don't know much about the fairing. It is listed on the dealership docs simply as "S Fairing." There is no "dashboard" in there with gauges, but it does have BMW labels embossed into it. If any of...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,472
Posted By misnomer
I had noticed some bad vibes, so I spun the rear...

I had noticed some bad vibes, so I spun the rear while on the center stand. Not so smooth. Started dismantling and working my way forward. Feels like maybe the output bearing - very notchy both in...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,472
Posted By misnomer
Hello Old's Coolers!

I've been lurking a while, and decided I like you guys the best :thumb

So, I'm introducing myself, and my new-to-me '94 r100r Mystic - it's right here:...
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