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Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 19,233
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
Looks like a good route, El Jefe. I'm just...

Looks like a good route, El Jefe.

I'm just north of Salt Lake and have plenty of room in my backyard, so if you want a free place to camp on your way through Utah, you're welcome to stay here.
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 43,986
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
For the past few years, I've owned and ridden a...

For the past few years, I've owned and ridden a 1993 BMW R-100 GSPD. It is anything but boring. In fact, it's quite fun to ride. People like to talk about a bike's "soul" or "character," e.g.,...
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,365
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
Ikon makes one. It's expensive. Many people claim...

Ikon makes one. It's expensive. Many people claim it is no good, but some say they're happy with it.

WP also has one. It's very expensive, and by most accounts worth it.
Forum: Airheads 05-10-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,285
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
Oh, no! You couldn't get the helicoil repair to...

Oh, no! You couldn't get the helicoil repair to work, huh? Bummer.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-30-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 22,520
Views: 2,104,910
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
Michelangelo, please check your PMs. I think I...

Michelangelo, please check your PMs. I think I can help you.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-30-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,671
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
It depends on your perspective or frame of...

It depends on your perspective or frame of reference, and your expectations. I got my first bike, a 1972 Honda CL350, in the mid 1980s. Being 17 years old and having only ridden a few miles here and...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
Dre: I have a rocker shaft, used but serviceable....

Dre: I have a rocker shaft, used but serviceable. If you PM me your address I'll mail it to you.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-24-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
I wouldn't worry too much about getting from...

I wouldn't worry too much about getting from campground to trail on the non-plated bike. The local law enforcement in that town is pretty lenient, as long as you're not being obnoxious. Is it a four...
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
I'll check when I get home from work tonight. I...

I'll check when I get home from work tonight. I might have one in my spare parts bin. If so, it's yours.
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
My speedometer got better!

When I got my R-100 GSPD last summer (1993 with ~60k miles on her), the speedo needle bounced all over the place. Heisenberg would have appreciated it, because all it showed was a probability of my...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-11-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,688
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
I've been to some of the places you're looking...

I've been to some of the places you're looking at.

The Beartooth pass is not to be missed--one of the most spectacular roads in No. America.

If you ride down from Red Lodge and plan on...
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,811
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
Here's a recent thread about my rocker bearing...

Here's a recent thread about my rocker bearing failure:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=807584

The bearings are $28 each. A complete assembly of rocker arm with two bearings...
Forum: Airheads 09-18-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7,244
Views: 1,446,178
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
SW Wyoming...

...many miles from the nearest town. Labor Day 2012.

http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab306/bchristensen1970/Labor%20Day%202012/ByRiver2.jpg
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,305
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
For a little further clarification, here are the...

For a little further clarification, here are the approximate model years and displacements offered on the "slash" series bikes (I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm off a little, but these are...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,773
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
My '93 R-100GS makes a constant racket from...

My '93 R-100GS makes a constant racket from somewhere inside the rocker covers. It sounds like there's a tiny gnome sitting in each side, tapping on the head with a tiny hammer, in synch with the...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,250
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
... and this is what happens when you just spout...

... and this is what happens when you just spout off a response after reading the original post, without bothering to skim down through the thread.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-05-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 633
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
Labor Day Weekend Part I

I was hoping to go for a nice long ride last weekend--like three or four days and several states, but that didn't work out. Instead, I was able to take a few day trips. Here are some pics of the...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,051
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
Nope, I came up with that all by myself. Ever...

Nope, I came up with that all by myself. Ever heard of Spanglish? I'm pretty good at Germlish. This came from 3 years of high school German classes, ending almost 3 decades ago. But you're right that...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,051
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
Nein, Nein, NEIN! Das Motorrad hat zehr gut...

Nein, Nein, NEIN!

Das Motorrad hat zehr gut Deutche engineerwerk, und genuinishe Deutchhardwarteile sind immer nesessarie!

Sie musst use nur gut Deutche Indicatorswitchpiecehandlebarbolt von...
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,829
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
I noted recently that this forum is the most...

I noted recently that this forum is the most valuable tool you can have if you're tinkering with an airhead. And it's free! These guys have a tremendous wealth of knowledge and are always willing to...
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 83,003
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
I can answer this one for you. DRZ forks are...

I can answer this one for you. DRZ forks are adjustable for compression and rebound damping. Not sure what year that started, but my 2005 S model had them. I think starting in 2002 the S model...
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,618
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
The speedo on my '93 GSPD is smooth but reads...

The speedo on my '93 GSPD is smooth but reads about 10% high. The tach, on the other hand...

Inmate Curvy, who posts quite a bit in the general Old's Cool forum, once described the Veglia clocks...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-26-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
An Overnight Camp in Northern Utah

Look, right there through the trees... it's the elusive airhead cow!
http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab306/bchristensen1970/IMG_1955.jpg

These majestic beasts are not abundant, but can still...
Forum: Airheads 08-24-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,829
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
(Speaking for other inmates) Yes, that's right. ...

(Speaking for other inmates) Yes, that's right.

The ignition advance unit, sometimes called a "bean can," is the little round metal canister you'll see after you remove the front cover, and yes,...
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,981
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
It's good you found Anton Largiader's article on...

It's good you found Anton Largiader's article on the oil canister. Snowbum has tremendous knowledge and experience, but his writing style is not what you'd call elegant. Fewer words and more pictures...
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,046
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
I see your point, but keep in mind that big tank...

I see your point, but keep in mind that big tank doesn't have to be filled. Just because it will hold 9 gallons doesn't mean you can't stop at 4 or 5 when you want less weight and don't need long...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,294
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
Pics As Promised

I know the Adv Rider rule says if you don't have pics, it didn't happen, so here ya go.

This is the left carb after I cleaned it up. It looks MUCH better than before....
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,294
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
Yes, I adjusted the idle mixture first. I guess...

Yes, I adjusted the idle mixture first. I guess for those of us without access to an exhaust gas analyzer, the idea is to simply adjust for highest RPM. I turned the screws this way and that a little...
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,921
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
...and it doesn't get as hot. I think once...

...and it doesn't get as hot.

I think once a year is excessive for gearbox oil changes (unless you ride more than 20k miles a year).
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,294
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
Another Homemade Manometer

Toward the end of my thread on rocker arm bearings (here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=807584), I stated that I'd gotten my carb woes resolved and was preparing for a weekend trip...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
Very poetic. You're making me really itch to get...

Very poetic. You're making me really itch to get my bike going. (Been working on it for weeks, but that's a story for another thread.)
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,738
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
True, and good points. Not trynig to...

True, and good points.

Not trynig to discount your opinions here, but I feel this is a good discussion worth continuing.

The short shock is not a proven cure, but I think there's merit to the...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,738
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
What is this suspension balancing wizardry of...

What is this suspension balancing wizardry of which you speak?

Could I simply cut off a few coils from the front springs to lower the fork an equal amount?
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
The cap bolts require a special tool. It...

The cap bolts require a special tool.

It isn't necessary to remove the head from the cylinder, though might be advisable to back off the torque on the two nuts holding those pieces together, to...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,738
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
Thanks for this tip, Mark. I hold with those who...

Thanks for this tip, Mark. I hold with those who believe the high offset angle of the shaft is what causes U-joints to fail. Can you tell me what model years of R-100R will swap directly onto a '93...
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
None of that will help if it turns out that your...

None of that will help if it turns out that your battery cables are corroded...

Maybe you've already ruled them out?

Hope you get it fixed by next week so you can ride to work!
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
In post #7 he said he's already replaced the...

In post #7 he said he's already replaced the diode board and voltage regulator, to no effect.
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
Have you made sure your cables are in good...

Have you made sure your cables are in good condition? Sometimes they get corroded internally, near the terminals. If this were severe enough, I think it could cause what you're describing.
Forum: Airheads 08-10-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,264
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
This is my new favorite thread. Oh, I almost...

This is my new favorite thread.

Oh, I almost forgot... To the original poster: So, you're into Mr. Belvedere, huh?
Forum: Airheads 08-09-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By Pica Hudsonia
Sounds like something I would miss. Sometimes you...

Sounds like something I would miss. Sometimes you just need Karl Childers to look your machine over.
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