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Forum: Airheads Today, 07:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,446
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Don't ruin a good thread. If you think the...

Don't ruin a good thread. If you think the discussion is pointless then you don't have to participate. I'm learning a lot about airheads and might just start looking for an R100/7. Seems to be the...
Forum: Equipment Today, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Wash-In Waterproofing Treatments

I'm looking to improve the water repellency of my BMW Santiago jacket and trousers. They are not waterproof from the factory. Anyone know much about those wash-in waterproofing treatments?
Forum: Airheads Today, 08:57 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 39,798
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Let me clarify: I'm looking for s speedometer...

Let me clarify: I'm looking for s speedometer can. Just the can and lens. I don't care about the guts. Just need something that will fit in that hole and offer a watertight cover that I can see...
Forum: Airheads Today, 07:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,446
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
There is no correct answer to the question you...

There is no correct answer to the question you ask. Were this a government program I'd tell you to write up a requirements document and then find the motorcycle that best fit those requirements. But...
Forum: Airheads Today, 05:27 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 39,798
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Do you have any buckets you're not using? I...

Do you have any buckets you're not using? I really just need a bucket and lens.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 06:35 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 39,798
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Looking for a non-functional R80/100GS/PD...

Looking for a non-functional R80/100GS/PD speedometer for a project. Speedos from other bikes will work too, if they'll fit.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:55 AM
Replies: 870
Views: 60,486
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Anyone have an email address for them? Couldn't...

Anyone have an email address for them? Couldn't find one on their site. I don't think their site is displaying properly in my mac running chrome.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Completely hand made by artisans. The Rolls Royce...

Completely hand made by artisans. The Rolls Royce of motorcycles. No wonder they outlast EVERY other bike of their era.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 6,760
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Our nation elected this idiot president - twice -...

Our nation elected this idiot president - twice - and you ask this question?
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 870
Views: 60,486
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Me too!

I like it. Writing that engages the mind is becoming increasingly rare, supplanted by 50 Shades of Stupid and other vapid titillations. Here are my missives. They aren't motocentric but they require...
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I have a very low mileage, pristine, '89 R100GS....

I have a very low mileage, pristine, '89 R100GS. I agonized for a while about dinging it up offroad or modifying it because it might lose some value until someone on here reminded us that our bikes...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 870
Views: 60,486
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
This thread is pretty old. Can you still get...

This thread is pretty old. Can you still get these cartridges? I'm reducing the size of my fleet and using the cash to improve my R100GS(PD). I can't stand the forks!!!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-27-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,038
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Snow will almost certainly be long gone. Going to...

Snow will almost certainly be long gone. Going to be muddy though. This is our rainy season.

There aren't a lot of public access trails close to Huntsville. This is a big hunting area and most of...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 375,878
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Top Case Compatibility

Doing a little mixing and matching between bikes and was hoping someone might have an answer.

Will the 35L topcase that came with the R1100/50GS fit the R1100/50RT?
How about the 33L top case...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 115,179
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I rode a TE250 in Colorado a few years ago....

I rode a TE250 in Colorado a few years ago. Wonderful in the mountains. A bit anemic above 10,000 ft. Revved high on the highway but did great. I would take it out there again.
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
You must be an Alabama boy, like me!

You must be an Alabama boy, like me!
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Haynes it to Clymer as Bill Nye is to Newton.

Haynes it to Clymer as Bill Nye is to Newton.
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,036
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
That beast looks like a Rubbermaid foot locker!

That beast looks like a Rubbermaid foot locker!
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
MaxBMW is great. Use it all the time. I was...

MaxBMW is great. Use it all the time. I was thinking more standalone on a mobile device.
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
BMW Parts Fiche App?

Anything like this for our BMWs? Almost makes me want to switch to big orange!

KTM Parts Fiche App (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1046088)
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
What Top Case Fits What?

Doing a little mixing and matching and was hoping these questions would be pretty easy for the oilhead gurus to answer.

Will the 35L topcase that came with the R1100GS fit the R1150GS?
Will the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 375,878
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Question Brand/Source for good fuel line clamps?

I recently upgraded the quick disconnects on my R1150RT from the crappy plastic ones to the solid brass. I never felt good about the crappy fuel line clamps I sourced for the job and now one of them...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 147
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Brand/Source For Good Fuel Hose Clamps

I recently upgraded the quick disconnects on my R1150RT from the crappy plastic ones to the solid brass. I never felt good about the crappy fuel line clamps I sourced for the job and now one of them...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Identify these luggage mounts

These are listed as luggage mounts for an R1150GS. I'm assuming they are for System Cases and not the aluminum GS luggage. Is that correct?
...
Forum: Vendors 02-25-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Okay then, USPS next time!

Okay then, USPS next time!
Forum: Vendors 02-24-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
What Is Up with UPS Rates???

I'll tell you what's up, the price. I sent a jacket this morning and it was $43 to ship it from Alabama to California! I complained (gently, it's not her fault) to the lady behind the counter. She...
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,036
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
That's a neat little tail trunk! What are the...

That's a neat little tail trunk! What are the dimensions? Does it have a key?
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,036
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
So I'm looking at a Givi or Touratech or...

So I'm looking at a Givi or Touratech or something like that. Hmm... Wonder if I could engineer a set of system cases to fit? I like the system cases - especially that top case. Would require...
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,036
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Did BMW make an Airhead tail trunk?

I'd like a tail trunk/top case for my '89GS. Be really great if there was one that'd go with my stock hard bags and use the same key. Don't know if they made any back then or if it could be made to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-20-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,038
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Count me in when the snow melts!

Count me in when the snow melts!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-19-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12,797
Views: 1,707,986
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Cr 500!!!

Cr 500!!!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-16-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 179,165
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
What's the current status of the Monterra? I've...

What's the current status of the Monterra? I've been doing a little searching and it seems there were a lot of problems when the unit came out in late 2013. Some of them seem to be fixed through...
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,113
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Straight from the owners manual!

Straight from the owners manual!
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,113
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Make sure your spark gaps are close to .024. I...

Make sure your spark gaps are close to .024. I recently had a devil of a time getting my 89 R100GS going in the cold. I'd ruled out fuel and spark and was about to pull the valve covers and check the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-13-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,810
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Really miss the desert SW :-(

Really miss the desert SW :-(
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,120
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
If they would import this for normal people I...

If they would import this for normal people I would sell my old BMWs and get one.
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,464
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
If you have the bike and the fairing, put it on!...

If you have the bike and the fairing, put it on! If you don't like it, you can always take it back off.
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,207
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Guess I'll give the sanding block a try this...

Guess I'll give the sanding block a try this weekend. Sounds like I can incrementally get a very nice, feathered curve and try it out before riveting the seat back on. This old BMW uses rivets to...
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