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Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 20,892
Views: 5,967,896
Posted By flying desmo
Maybe so but am rather sure there was more bottom...

Maybe so but am rather sure there was more bottom end torque with my Norton 750. Believe me, I really wanted to like the Scrambler, especially when seeing a great picture like the above.

Maybe...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20,892
Views: 5,967,896
Posted By flying desmo
Tested a Scrambler. Don't they have the same...

Tested a Scrambler. Don't they have the same engine/crank timing?
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20,892
Views: 5,967,896
Posted By flying desmo
Recently tested a few of these bikes but found...

Recently tested a few of these bikes but found the low-end torque lacking. My last parallel twin was a Norton 750 S and was looking for a more modern version of that bike.

What mods could be...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-20-2007, 02:10 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,656
Posted By flying desmo
Why don't you ride them both and discover for...

Why don't you ride them both and discover for yourself? These bikes are two entirely different machines. In my view, one is a go everywhere tourer bike and one is a city bike. Don't try to ride an...
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2007, 01:10 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 50,897
Posted By flying desmo
I have owned a couple Elefants, including special...

I have owned a couple Elefants, including special rally version by CH Racing. They are what real motorcycles are all about and I regret selling mine. The 2v engine has a perfect balance of low rpm...
Forum: Face plant 08-19-2007, 12:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,467
Posted By flying desmo
Sorry to hear about your bad experience. For...

Sorry to hear about your bad experience. For what it's worth, I have a low mileage '88 r100GS that would wobble upon deacceleration if i held the handgrips too lightly (like by the tips of fingers)....
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2006, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By flying desmo
I will be able to check if there is a part number...

I will be able to check if there is a part number this weekend. thanks for the replies. I have emailed a few of the companies suggested.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2006, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By flying desmo
turn signal mount madness, r100gs - help please

This one seems to have even confused my local BMW dealer. I have a '88 r100gs that has been fitted with a different front turn signal mount. The signal itself is the same but the mount is different...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-22-2006, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,901
Posted By flying desmo
Point well taken about the vibration killing the...

Point well taken about the vibration killing the contacts. Never thought about that before.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-22-2006, 12:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,901
Posted By flying desmo
so i have to pull the batteries out each time i...

so i have to pull the batteries out each time i want to charge them?

that sucks, especially since i put dialectic greese on the connectors as recommended. what a mess this is going to be.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-21-2006, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,901
Posted By flying desmo
Garmin 60csx charging issues

Just picked up a 60csx with rechargable NIMH batteries and 12v cig. lighter power cord.

Does the unit need to be powered on in order to charge through the 12v. cig lighter cord or the USB cable? ...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2006, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6,101
Views: 1,228,305
Posted By flying desmo
USD Front End

"It's nor a project for the light of heart (or wallet, for that matter).. I spent over $5000 rebuilding the bike, at least half of which was the front end."

And to think, someone could have a...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2006, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,331
Posted By flying desmo
that's amazing. sorry to hear he's no longer...

that's amazing. sorry to hear he's no longer around.

I suppose type of riding and technique has something to do with it. He did also mention using only non synthetic oil.
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2006, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6,101
Views: 1,228,305
Posted By flying desmo
Team Ecureuil BMW

And now for something completely different. Carbon fiber Monocoque chassis.

Not mine, but I know the guy who owns it. I got an extra front end off one for sale in the flea market.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2006, 12:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,334
Posted By flying desmo
when do you notice the grinding? at idle? does...

when do you notice the grinding? at idle? does it stop when you pull in the clutch?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2006, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By flying desmo
The person posted here with pictures about a...

The person posted here with pictures about a month ago. Look for his posting a few pages back. will let you know if i find it.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2006, 11:54 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 45,671
Posted By flying desmo
On my r100GS, I run a Michelin T63 with a tube on...

On my r100GS, I run a Michelin T63 with a tube on the front and a T66 on the rear. I will change to a T63 rear once the T66 wears out. The T63s were recommended by a friend who is knee deep into...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2006, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By flying desmo
Does the Touratech spoiler work on the early...

Does the Touratech spoiler work on the early r100GSes (1988). There is only a picture of it attached to a later r100gs. I've had no luck getting a response from Touratech.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2006, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,047
Posted By flying desmo
in THAT condition they are rare. buy it. that...

in THAT condition they are rare. buy it. that is one bike i would keep forever. pure class!
Forum: Face plant 05-18-2006, 04:01 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 61,844
Posted By flying desmo
The same (and worse) acts happen in Europe too. ...

The same (and worse) acts happen in Europe too. I know of a few stories of people stringing steel wire accross two trees on a country road used by bikers. More than a couple bikers here have been...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-11-2006, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,278
Posted By flying desmo
Thanks but i wanted to get one that has the USA...

Thanks but i wanted to get one that has the USA maps because i plan on moving there next year. i just want one i can use here in the meantime.

I now see that Europe maps are available but they...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-11-2006, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,278
Posted By flying desmo
calling all Garmin 60CS and CSx pros- Can i...

calling all Garmin 60CS and CSx pros- Can i upload a Europe map into one of these things?

The Garmin website says it is available to the USA only. How can this be?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2006, 11:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By flying desmo
thanks, i forgot this stuff was mostly still...

thanks, i forgot this stuff was mostly still available through bmw. I got too many years fooling with italian bikes!
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2006, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By flying desmo
changing to high fender, bracket needed -r100gs

i'm putting a high fender on my bike which originally came with a low one.

does anyone sell a bracket that holds the lower brake pipe to the fork leg? i have a stainless brake hose that plugs...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2006, 05:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,503
Posted By flying desmo
mx helmets are about the noisiest helmets you can...

mx helmets are about the noisiest helmets you can wear on the road. earplugs are a must.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2006, 02:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,948
Posted By flying desmo
I think new aftermarket springs might offer more...

I think new aftermarket springs might offer more travel before fully compressing but i'm not sure as i haven't tried them yet.

For sure, new springs are not going to perform the same as a HPN...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-30-2006, 10:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,948
Posted By flying desmo
touratech sells some but not WPs. i don't think...

touratech sells some but not WPs. i don't think the WPs are available anymore. I got mine on ebay.
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2006, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,276
Posted By flying desmo
this thread deserves to be resurected from the...

this thread deserves to be resurected from the dead. this is probably one of the most beautiful bikes made today. the boys at mecatwin got it right.

189 Kilos, 75 horses and the sound only a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2006, 01:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,948
Posted By flying desmo
r100gs aftermarket fork springs

Anyone have experience with the WP Pro Line springs? I just bought some and found out i got the harder of the two versions available.

Are these the ones i want for offroad use?

Here is what...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2006, 02:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By flying desmo
I would use Ohlins or WP. Those are about the...

I would use Ohlins or WP. Those are about the only brands used by the airhead offroad tuners in Germany.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2006, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,541
Posted By flying desmo
a few reasons, mostly because I couldn't register...

a few reasons, mostly because I couldn't register them for road use here. that was a lot of money to be sitting in the garage. and lastly, i took a KTM950 on a test ride.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2006, 07:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,541
Posted By flying desmo
from france! they match the bike nicely. one...

from france! they match the bike nicely. one seems to have a different lens. are they both H4s?

nice Lucky Explorer. I had the same bike. I just sold it and my Cagiva Marathon Rally bike! I...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2006, 06:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,541
Posted By flying desmo
headlamps & trippleclamps

what kind of headlamps are those? a custom bracket, i imagine?

what fork and tripple clamps are you using.

nice build.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2006, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By flying desmo
I just re-adjusted the rebound setting to near...

I just re-adjusted the rebound setting to near maximum, turned clockwise toward the shock. The rear suspension seems to rebound much faster now on my speedbump test.

As for the spring, it does...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2006, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By flying desmo
It's the Ohlins with the adjuster below the...

It's the Ohlins with the adjuster below the spring. Although it looks new, the unit itself is probably 10 years old. The bike was stored a long time prior to my purchase. I just posted a picture...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2006, 05:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By flying desmo
Compression dampening is set to near minimum. ...

Compression dampening is set to near minimum. Air pressure is as recommended at 2.4 bars (not sure what that is in lbs).

I think the problem might come from the front forks.

Will be changing...
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2006, 01:52 AM
Replies: 6,101
Views: 1,228,305
Posted By flying desmo
Here's mine. 30,000KM from new.

Here's mine. 30,000KM from new.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2006, 01:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By flying desmo
GS suspension and footpegs

I would like to make my '88 GS's suspension more comfortable (softer) on bad roads or offroad. Is there any way to do this while keeping the paralever suspension? I already have an Ohlins shock. ...
Forum: Europe 02-13-2006, 11:40 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,088
Posted By flying desmo
wow, that was fast. i'm sure you'll like your...

wow, that was fast. i'm sure you'll like your time here. if you've spent all your life in california, the weather will take some getting used to.

i have heard about the possibility to exchange...
Forum: Europe 02-13-2006, 08:36 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,088
Posted By flying desmo
not down here where they're packed with...

not down here where they're packed with schoolkids. there's nothing fastfood about it with 10-20 kids waiting for each register! :clap
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