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Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 07:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,898
Posted By jackd
Great posts as usual, Squonker. I always look...

Great posts as usual, Squonker. I always look forward to seeing your travels. Hope you've got more to share with us.
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 05:21 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 43,000
Posted By jackd
Hate to say it..... I was there with my son & his...

Hate to say it..... I was there with my son & his mother in April -the place was packed as it usually was during the lunch period. We all ordered something different from the daily special sheet....
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By jackd
That would be the cover that might do the trick. ...

That would be the cover that might do the trick. The hoses go under the cover - they're for the crankcase breather system. Thanks for finding that.
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By jackd
Anyone got a P/N for a cover that doesn't have...

Anyone got a P/N for a cover that doesn't have all the holes drilled in it? I might get one and change mine out as well.
Forum: Canada 06-28-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 43,000
Posted By jackd
I finally had a chance to try this place out -...

I finally had a chance to try this place out - beautiful day for a ride in spite of the early summer rain showers. I stopped in there for lunch and I was not disappointed. I had a pint of the 'Innis...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-22-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By jackd
You couldn't get a spot on the ferry? I didn't...

You couldn't get a spot on the ferry? I didn't realize that they limited how many bikes they would take.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-21-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By jackd
Those KLR's sure are tough... This is a great...

Those KLR's sure are tough... This is a great thread. I keep coming back to it to see what you've added. Good to hear none of the injuries are major - except for the deer.
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,240
Posted By jackd
Good answers. You don't think that longitudinal...

Good answers. You don't think that longitudinal grooves might provide a path of low resistance and the new grease just comes right back out and leaves the old junk behind?

I go back and forth on...
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,240
Posted By jackd
I've got a question Paul - I've been staring at...

I've got a question Paul - I've been staring at the picture of these replacement parts on the website. Are the copper bushing bits a closed bushing - they aren't open ended? What was making me...
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,240
Posted By jackd
I just put a magnet to my pivot pins on my '94 GS...

I just put a magnet to my pivot pins on my '94 GS and they are both magnetic. So in my humble opinion, I would say they were steel.... Hydraulicing in the greasing end of things is a no go with me....
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,240
Posted By jackd
[QUOTE=Bill Harris;24427911]I might venture a...

[QUOTE=Bill Harris;24427911]I might venture a guess-- the plastic-caged needle bearings are in a non-standard size that is proprietary so there is not an alternative. BMW tends to do that-- their...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,240
Posted By jackd
I'm not discounting what these people have...

I'm not discounting what these people have created here. I work in aviation and there are many ways to accomplish things. As a rule, because we are Airhead owners, we tend to be highly suspicious of...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,240
Posted By jackd
Very interesting.... There was someone on this...

Very interesting.... There was someone on this site from down under, a few years ago who was mentioning the upcoming release of a new system for this area. This might be it. I like the fact that...
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6,048
Views: 1,214,122
Posted By jackd
Brings back memories of my young Son, on the back...

Brings back memories of my young Son, on the back of my Bumblebee several years ago. I started riding on the back of my Brother's '65 Honda 305 Superhawk - behind my Father back in the mid '60s. He...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,859
Posted By jackd
Glad to hear that you found the right part

Glad to hear that you found the right part
Forum: Canada 06-15-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 67,902
Posted By jackd
I'm sorry - it's just that I'm an ex-Logger...

I'm sorry - it's just that I'm an ex-Logger...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,859
Posted By jackd
I agree Bill.

I agree Bill.
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,859
Posted By jackd
I hope the PO is still watching this and not...

I hope the PO is still watching this and not heading out to buy some ready rod for a quick fix. Just joking. I got kind of curious and plunked in the ASTM number and gave it a read. I saw some...
Forum: Canada 06-15-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 67,902
Posted By jackd
That would be 'fir' trees.

That would be 'fir' trees.
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,859
Posted By jackd
Someone's got a part for you in the flea market...

Someone's got a part for you in the flea market...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,485
Posted By jackd
Yes I am. I'll send you a PM.

Yes I am. I'll send you a PM.
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,485
Posted By jackd
You're working too much Brent. They do give you...

You're working too much Brent. They do give you days off, don't they? Good to hear that it's your shock.
Forum: Canada 06-13-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 67,902
Posted By jackd
The boat is the Frances Barkley which does a...

The boat is the Frances Barkley which does a daily trip from Port Alberni to the west coast and back. I did it last year and quite enjoyed it. This is my old home town, and there are many B&B's to...
Forum: Canada 06-13-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,826
Posted By jackd
It was a good time had by my Son and myself last...

It was a good time had by my Son and myself last year as we sampled the best of what was available in Cambridge, London and Bath. He's now over in France cycle touring and sampling what is on offer...
Forum: Canada 06-13-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,826
Posted By jackd
Not majorly hot - just enough for you to dress...

Not majorly hot - just enough for you to dress down to shorts before you went about your business. An hour later, I'd be looking for a coat to keep from freezing. The pubs were by and large very...
Forum: Canada 06-13-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,826
Posted By jackd
I was in the southern UK last June/July and I was...

I was in the southern UK last June/July and I was quite surprised by the weather. It was hard to dress for it - hot/sunny and then heavy rain hours later. I miss the beer, not the weather.
Forum: Canada 06-12-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,826
Posted By jackd
I'm sticking where I am as well - not too many...

I'm sticking where I am as well - not too many spots to spend money either. Even the pizza delivery place burnt down....
Forum: Canada 06-12-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,826
Posted By jackd
So H96669 - when are you moving to Victoria? :D

So H96669 - when are you moving to Victoria? :D
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,859
Posted By jackd
The real part showed as being available on the...

The real part showed as being available on the MAX BMW fiche. Is their fiche out of date? I changed my lower shock fitting on my GS last year - it is readily available. You wouldn't want this fitting...
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,859
Posted By jackd
I agree that it's best to use the real BMW part. ...

I agree that it's best to use the real BMW part. I don't have a R80/7 but by my read on things, this stud is in a single shear installation (much like my GS) - lots of side load. What a standard...
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 963
Posted By jackd
I had BB in my old Triumph T100. The PO had put...

I had BB in my old Triumph T100. The PO had put it in and used the wrong coil set-up. It still worked. I put the correct ones in and there were no issues. I would not hesitate to use this system.
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,485
Posted By jackd
B73 - I think I know who you are. How's work...

B73 - I think I know who you are. How's work been?

Is the oil definitely coming out of the boot? If it is, then the source can be either the transmission or the final drive. My final drive input...
Forum: Airheads 06-05-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By jackd
I used to place my smaller motorcycle jack under...

I used to place my smaller motorcycle jack under the pan all the time - with an appropriate plywood spacer - to do my maintenance. I've now gone for the full motorcycle lift/overhead crane deal.
Forum: Canada 06-04-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,573
Posted By jackd
Take your time and see some of the sights in Cape...

Take your time and see some of the sights in Cape Breton. The Fortress of Louisbourg and the Alexander Graham Bell Museum are well worth seeing. I did much of my touring on bicycles, back in the day...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,221
Posted By jackd
I saw your other thread after I had posted. It...

I saw your other thread after I had posted. It was common knowledge that Castrol oil formulated in Europe was different than what is available over here and threads of old beat this one to death as...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,221
Posted By jackd
I sent a query off to a prominent local BMW...

I sent a query off to a prominent local BMW Dealer that I used to frequent. I got a reply today that they still use Spectro oil in their service department.
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,221
Posted By jackd
I can see that - thanks. Spectro 4 costs $39...

I can see that - thanks. Spectro 4 costs $39 Canadian for 4 litres from a dealer.
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,221
Posted By jackd
Sorry Charlie, but for some reason I can't read...

Sorry Charlie, but for some reason I can't read his posts.....
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,221
Posted By jackd
I'm just about to buy some Spectro 4 from the...

I'm just about to buy some Spectro 4 from the local Yamaha dealer - he'll order it in for my GS. So now I am to believe that this might not be the road to head down?
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By jackd
I wonder how he did that......

I wonder how he did that......
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