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Forum: Airheads 05-28-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,810
Posted By beemerphile
I do it with regularity, but remember that The...

I do it with regularity, but remember that The Law of Gross Tonnage applies. I'm less worried about insulting them than I am about their possession of a 4,000 weapon of (my) ass destruction. ...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By beemerphile
I am on my second RC one piece now, but in 19...

I am on my second RC one piece now, but in 19 years with the previous one, I don't recall that getting into it in the normal fashion created any damage.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,603
Posted By beemerphile
Do you remember Clifford Research (now Clifford...

Do you remember Clifford Research (now Clifford Performance)? 6=8?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By beemerphile
If the fuel hose connectors are not completely...

If the fuel hose connectors are not completely snapped into place (Click!) then the valve doesn't open and the fuel pump will be dead-heading against a closed valve. I have seen this cause a hose to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,631
Posted By beemerphile
S100, a water hose with a nozzle, and a Master...

S100, a water hose with a nozzle, and a Master Blaster dryer.
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,189
Posted By beemerphile
They are not copying Honda. They are leading...

They are not copying Honda. They are leading from the rear.
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,478
Posted By beemerphile
It might be worth a fortune to the guy who shot...

It might be worth a fortune to the guy who shot Mugsy with it and tossed it in the drink.
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,189
Posted By beemerphile
Thumbs down Bagger, or Gagger? I'd rather have a bent...

Bagger, or Gagger? I'd rather have a bent walking stick.
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,478
Posted By beemerphile
Looks like a Colt Police Positive to me. ...

Looks like a Colt Police Positive to me. Probably a murder weapon from long ago.
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By beemerphile
I found the same thing when I re-sealed my '92...

I found the same thing when I re-sealed my '92 RS. I wonder if they determined that the o-ring was overkill? I installed o-rings anyway...
...
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By beemerphile
I use Jim's method.

I use Jim's method.
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By beemerphile
There is not much that is easily compressible in...

There is not much that is easily compressible in the throwout assembly. It sounds like a cable problem to me. Does the engagement lever at the back of the transmission have the normal amount of...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,071
Posted By beemerphile
Not necessarily. Whatever residual vibration...

Not necessarily. Whatever residual vibration remains after your best efforts to balance it are reduced by this method - for US standard bars anyway. I doubt it would be of much help with S or RS...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,529
Posted By beemerphile
I think that the whole back end of the motorcycle...

I think that the whole back end of the motorcycle needs to come apart at some regular interval. I use 50,000 miles on mine. I have never needed a clutch disk, which is the object of your worry, but...
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,071
Posted By beemerphile
Take the left grip off. "Lay 'er down" on the...

Take the left grip off. "Lay 'er down" on the right side. (Ask a Harley rider how to do this if you are unsure of the procedure). Fill the handlebar with 50 cal. lead balls...
...
Forum: Airheads 05-17-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By beemerphile
The 1978 cover has the top half of a points...

The 1978 cover has the top half of a points enclosure on it whereas the 1980 uses the points in a can. It won't work without some surgery, if at all.
Forum: Airheads 05-16-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,231
Posted By beemerphile
Please update if the success continues (or not). ...

Please update if the success continues (or not). Nice if it holds.
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,576
Views: 385,991
Posted By beemerphile
More than zero, but there isn't MUCH engine...

More than zero, but there isn't MUCH engine braking even with the manual models. The US manual models don't have ABS though.
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,576
Views: 385,991
Posted By beemerphile
The "cheap" way to bolster the sag is to put in a...

The "cheap" way to bolster the sag is to put in a longer spacer. The need to vary front pre-load after the correct sag is established is minimal. The biggest problem with the NC forks is poor high...
Forum: Airheads 05-12-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By beemerphile
The article I linked talks about the performance...

The article I linked talks about the performance issues with silicone fluids (compressibility and temperature effects) and why it never caught on in racing applications. It is widely accepted that...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,576
Views: 385,991
Posted By beemerphile
There is a brand named "Barkbusters". If you...

There is a brand named "Barkbusters". If you have ever used your fingers as "bark busters" you will seek out the strongest back-frame that you can get. Even if you only ride street, in a spill the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,700
Posted By beemerphile
This thread is worthless (with or) without pics.

This thread is worthless (with or) without pics.
Forum: Airheads 05-11-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By beemerphile
If you have ABS, ABSOLUTELY do not use it. If...

If you have ABS, ABSOLUTELY do not use it. If you insist on paying lots of money to lower your braking performance with a squishy pedal/lever, then you must disassemble, clean, and dry all of the...
Forum: Airheads 05-10-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By beemerphile
http://www.tbmbrakes.com/silicone_brake_fluid_vs__...

http://www.tbmbrakes.com/silicone_brake_fluid_vs__conventional_brake_fluid
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1,576
Views: 385,991
Posted By beemerphile
Some NC parts are hitting the recyclers now. ...

Some NC parts are hitting the recyclers now. Nice of this fellow to remind you that the alternator cover has a scratch on it, but fail to mention that the left rear motor mount casting is hosed...
...
Forum: Airheads 05-09-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,231
Posted By beemerphile
I would agree with looking elsewhere for an...

I would agree with looking elsewhere for an ignition until the design problem with this system is found and fixed. I straight-wired it; tried a different trigger; and tried a different control box. ...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,576
Views: 385,991
Posted By beemerphile
I am not sure there is room under the cover for a...

I am not sure there is room under the cover for a larger CS sprocket. At the very least, the clearance for carrying debris though would be less. I would suggest that you simply replace the 43 rear...
Forum: Airheads 05-09-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,711
Posted By beemerphile
Wow, Henry. Well expressed. You should be...

Wow, Henry. Well expressed. You should be giving advice rather than getting it. I'm going to shut up and listen.
Forum: Airheads 05-09-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,231
Posted By beemerphile
I did this test on my R75 and it made no...

I did this test on my R75 and it made no difference.
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,711
Posted By beemerphile
One thing my 30 years on Airheads has taught me...

One thing my 30 years on Airheads has taught me is not apply a permanent solution (selling the bike) to a temporary problem (being fed up). When they are down to the frame and parts are lying all...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By beemerphile
Well worth it in my two instances... 2012...

Well worth it in my two instances...

2012 Honda NC700x
1992 BMW R100RS
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,401
Posted By beemerphile
Well since ole Heinrich is dead and he never made...

Well since ole Heinrich is dead and he never made any tanks for monolevers, if you want one, you do the work yourself.
...
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,401
Posted By beemerphile
Mine was not a knock-off, but an original...

Mine was not a knock-off, but an original Heinrich. When I adapted it to my '92 RT it required the following:

1) Remove RT fairing pockets (replaced with Kathy's RS cordura pockets)
2) Exchange...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 929
Posted By beemerphile
If you are talking about the 88 GS, it will not...

If you are talking about the 88 GS, it will not have base gaskets. It will have two small O-rings on the upper studs and a large base o-ring.
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By beemerphile
That will almost surely work. I think there are...

That will almost surely work. I think there are at least four schools of thought regarding timing of maintenance. People can even be in different schools of thought for different repair items:
...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By beemerphile
I do them at 50,000 miles but many people have...

I do them at 50,000 miles but many people have gone longer without incident. You can use noise and scatter on a timing light as clues, but who can tell the point in time where a tensioner pad will...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 929
Posted By beemerphile
Does your model have cylinder base o-rings ('79...

Does your model have cylinder base o-rings ('79 up)? Upper stud o-rings ('76 up)? Base gasket (up to '75)? You will need to remove the cylinder to change these. I would not change the PRT seals...
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 35,635
Posted By beemerphile
Members are the least significant part of the...

Members are the least significant part of the organization. King Joe has shown that a Chairman with a couple of directors in his pocket is the one-eyed king and the Airmarshals can do nothing but...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By beemerphile
My R75/6 has had an Odyssey 925 and an EME...

My R75/6 has had an Odyssey 925 and an EME charging system for several years. They function flawlessly together. (You can see the tell-tale Odyssey orange)
...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,167
Posted By beemerphile
I have an EME EnDuraSpark ignition on my R75 that...

I have an EME EnDuraSpark ignition on my R75 that burps occasionally. I wondered how the end would come for it. I carry a complete spare system, which is only the sensor and little box of...
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