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Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,981
Posted By word1
Can't find my old 'alphabet' (AAMRR) Tee, so this...

Can't find my old 'alphabet' (AAMRR) Tee, so this will have to do...

Before it was called WERA, we called it ERA:

http://home.comcast.net/%7Eword1/images/era_t_shirt.JPG

I go way back with...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,014
Posted By word1
My first guess is brake lines (meaning the OEM...

My first guess is brake lines (meaning the OEM rubber brake lines) which can fail in very interesting ways.
Sometimes they can fail in a manner which results in the brakes seemingly locked "on". ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,563
Posted By word1
How about us R1150GS owners? I'm on ur...

How about us R1150GS owners?
I'm on ur website comparing the B14115 & B129 to the PC680...
At first glance they seem to be shorter in length and height, but too wide (3.4 vs 3.1).

_jay
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 530,799
Posted By word1
Okee Dokee - here are my initial ride reports...

Okee Dokee - here are my initial ride reports based on two installs:

- my '02 R1150GS with 92k miles.
Stock except for a full Remus Genesis exhaust plus pre-muffler to replace the catalyst. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 530,799
Posted By word1
No shipping confirmation - but I just got a...

No shipping confirmation - but I just got a package from MotoFab! :clap

Now I'm in the shop with a Makers Mark 46 & Red Rock ginger ale reviewing the IICE-Aire Owner's Manual and considering my...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-31-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By word1
So... is that a good thing, or ? :lol3

So... is that a good thing, or ? :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,852
Posted By word1
Something like: the canister captures the vapors...

Something like: the canister captures the vapors released from your fuel tank and "stores" them (as opposed to releasing them into the atmosphere) - some time later the ECU sends a signal for the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,065
Posted By word1
See my PM. :freaky

See my PM. :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By word1
June, last year, I replaced the OEM front pads on...

June, last year, I replaced the OEM front pads on my R1150GS at 90k miles. Compared to the Carbone Lorraine replacements the OEM pads were slightly more than half worn.

One advantage of fresh...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,796
Posted By word1
Yes, same with Georgia. :wink: Plus we have...

Yes, same with Georgia. :wink:
Plus we have something called "Ad Valorem" assesed along with your tag fee. This "added value" tax is based on the value of the vehicle and decreases with age. A...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,328
Posted By word1
Once you've had one fail, you will change 'em...

Once you've had one fail, you will change 'em periodically just to avoid the hassle of R&R'ing a perfectly good tire just to replace a valve stem.
Not to mention having your trip interrupted.
I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,573
Posted By word1
Damn! Sucky situation - but a good attitude!...

Damn!

Sucky situation - but a good attitude! :thumb
Hang in there James.

Having help, tools, and a place to work is the best we could hope for.

So, a failed bearing plus spline damage on...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,573
Posted By word1
So? :ddog

So? :ddog
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,351
Posted By word1
I remember those ads. The guy looks like Jim...

I remember those ads. The guy looks like Jim Odom, eh?
I'll go through my Cycle News archive photos and see if I'm right...

_jay
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 120,909
Posted By word1
Thanks to ya both! More recent: ...

Thanks to ya both!

More recent:
http://home.comcast.net/%7Eword1/images/HPIM1147%20scaled.JPG
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,573
Posted By word1
Well, I have my finger crossed for you to make...

Well, I have my finger crossed for you to make it. :lol3
As you said, if it needs a clutch, then so be it...
At this mileage I would replace the slave during a clutch replacement anyway, so it...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,573
Posted By word1
Sorry about the problem... and I'm too far away...

Sorry about the problem... and I'm too far away to help.

Have you checked the clutch fluid to see if it's "muddy" in color?
This might suggest that the slave cylinder failed.

See This....
Forum: Old's Cool 06-17-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,387
Posted By word1
Yup. Been There, Did That many years ago - even...

Yup. Been There, Did That many years ago - even though I'm 6'6". :lol3

I really like the RS bar, so here's what I did:

http://home.comcast.net/~word1/images/HPIM1124.JPG

...here you can see...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By word1
Once you are in the on-line parts fiche for the...

Once you are in the on-line parts fiche for the R1100R, select group "32-Steering" and then select diagram "#32_0790-Bowden Cables".

The clutch cable is part #3 in that diagram.

Spend a few...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,492
Posted By word1
Are your calipers marked "BMW" or "Brembo"? ...

Are your calipers marked "BMW" or "Brembo"?

I thought 2002 was the changeover year, but just to be sure let's start here.

EDIT: just to be clear, I don't have experience with the EBC pads. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,440
Posted By word1
Long story - short story... :freaky On...

Long story - short story... :freaky

On Ginny's '98 R1100R, I replaced her OEM battery with the Odyssey PC680 that I took out of my RSL when I traded it on my '02 GS. At that point, the PC680 was...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 120,909
Posted By word1
I've had a Parabellum windscreen mounted on my RS...

I've had a Parabellum windscreen mounted on my RS since the late '80s/early '90s:

http://home.comcast.net/%7Eword1/pwpimages/HPIM1318%20%282%29.jpg

...and I'm a believer in laminar flow. Using...
Forum: Vendors 03-13-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 141,744
Posted By word1
Just ordered up two - one for my R1150GS and one...

Just ordered up two - one for my R1150GS and one for LadyBug's R1100R!

Now I suppose you expect us to ...ah, just... wait?

:amazon

_jay
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-04-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,486
Posted By word1
Very nice! Thanks for posting. :thumb

Very nice! Thanks for posting. :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,172
Posted By word1
^ This.

^ This.
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,072
Posted By word1
My wife and I ride our respective machines to...

My wife and I ride our respective machines to Springfield every other year for The Mile.
Sometimes for Memorial Day, other times for Labor Day.

What we experience at Springfield is passion for...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By word1
The header pictured in the OP is from a R11RT or...

The header pictured in the OP is from a R11RT or RS, right?

The R11S, and R1150 models use a different header - one which runs equal length header pipes down each side of the engine, and the kat...
Forum: Racing 12-26-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,090
Posted By word1
Great video & snapshot of mid '70's AMA flat...

Great video & snapshot of mid '70's AMA flat track!
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 16,240
Posted By word1
In 2001 we're visiting Steele's Tavern, Virginia...

In 2001 we're visiting Steele's Tavern, Virginia just off the Blue Ridge Parkway on US11.

We see four guys on four V-twin Indians headed to Springfield Mass from Florida, and they're
stopped on...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,116
Posted By word1
I'm looking at a Metzeler Classics calendar from...

I'm looking at a Metzeler Classics calendar from 2009.
Bill Ivy, Phil Read, etc pushing off a damp grid at Monza, 1968.

I did all my roadracing in the '70s with ERA (before WERA it was called...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,000
Posted By word1
It's a turn signal buzzer. Howzzat for a WAG?

It's a turn signal buzzer.

Howzzat for a WAG?
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,747
Posted By word1
Nope, not a silly noob question. Much has been...

Nope, not a silly noob question. Much has been speculated and I honestly don't know if there is a definitive answer.

Personally, I hold to the idea that the heat from the headlight bulb is...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2010, 06:47 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 120,909
Posted By word1
I always thought White was a good RS color. ...

I always thought White was a good RS color. Here's a buddy's R90RS from a few years ago:
http://home.comcast.net/%7Eword1/images/Rons%20R90RS%20scaled.jpg?PHPSESSID=e39e7e1bb36ee8e63155c915546f9e76...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,567
Posted By word1
He's with Peorgie up in his room, helping...

He's with Peorgie up in his room, helping Porcelain make the bed.

And it's Morse Science High.
I should know as I attended Communist Martyrs High School.
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 120,909
Posted By word1
No. At least not in the US. And I have...

No. At least not in the US.

And I have slipped into calling my paint code 546 'Gold Metallic' 1978 RS by the wrong color name. I've done it before (it's easier making the same mistakes over...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,057
Posted By word1
Such a subtle point, but '77's with the laced...

Such a subtle point, but '77's with the laced wheels & blue calipers have that little something extra.

Doncha' tink?
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,700
Posted By word1
Well... yes and no. Regarding DYNA ignition...

Well... yes and no.

Regarding DYNA ignition systems and 'wasted spark'.

My RS was dual-plugged back in the late '80's or early '90's with parts I sourced from San Jose BMW.
They offered two...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,057
Posted By word1
Tough call. If it's original paint, you...

Tough call.

If it's original paint, you have the whole "it's only original once" crap to deal with.

But once you're past that, you have only to make Your Own Self happy.

I like the OEM...
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 120,909
Posted By word1
hmmmm, I always pictured you as being taller...

hmmmm, I always pictured you as being taller...
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 120,909
Posted By word1
Yeah, like I'm gonna turn down the opportunity to...

Yeah, like I'm gonna turn down the opportunity to post a pic...

http://home.comcast.net/%7Eword1/images/HPIM1147%20scaled.JPG

We could make it a Gold Metallic thread?

_jay
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