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Forum: Airheads 09-02-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,076
Posted By Twinboy
Check your front tire for correct pressure,...

Check your front tire for correct pressure, balance and if it is a Metzeler Lasertec I would look closely.My experience with these tires is very negative.Once they wear down a bit they are simply...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-12-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 437
Posted By Twinboy
British in the Blue Ridge June 20-21

This will be the 29th BIBR located at Georgia Mtn. Fairgrounds in Hiawassee Ga.We believe that this is our favorite rally of the year.The campground is located right on the Lake and is next to some...
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,741
Posted By Twinboy
The suspension upgrades and fork brace with the...

The suspension upgrades and fork brace with the upper triple clamp help the handling significantly.Tire selection and wear on the front are very important to monitor.When I used a Lasertec on the...
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,741
Posted By Twinboy
BMW steering wobble! I am very familiar with this...

BMW steering wobble! I am very familiar with this problem and some fixes for it. My 83 R100 was awful when I bought it new in 82. I have done the following to make it acceptable on a twisty bumpy...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By Twinboy
Based on my personal experiences with Lasertec...

Based on my personal experiences with Lasertec tires on the front of my 83 BMW R100 I would not use them again.When the tire would wear down to about half worn a head shake at 40mph or so would...
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,767
Posted By Twinboy
I believe that I may be able to add to this...

I believe that I may be able to add to this discussion since we have a 73 Norton Commando 850 that we have owned for 37 years and purchased with 3000 miles on it. We also have a 1983 BMW R100 with...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 21,009
Posted By Twinboy
Just get in touch with ww.rockypointcycle and...

Just get in touch with ww.rockypointcycle and they will send you exactly what you need quickly.
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 21,009
Posted By Twinboy
Well we started out with 230 mains but it...

Well we started out with 230 mains but it wouldn't pull well until the main jets were increased to 250s. Maybe the better breathing necessitates larger main jets.It really runs very cleanly and...
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 21,009
Posted By Twinboy
Well I finally decided to install the Mikuni 38mm...

Well I finally decided to install the Mikuni 38mm carbs I have had for a while on my 1983 R100.It has a fresh top end and I live at 2500 ft.The bike has a well oiled K&N airbox filter and Bub Sport...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-18-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,679
Posted By Twinboy
Several fine folks from the Scooter Scum in...

Several fine folks from the Scooter Scum in Asheville NC will be arriving Thursday and camping with the Norton Owners at the Trackside Camping location near Tram Stop 3.I will be on my 1970 Triumph...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By Twinboy
I don't see a listing on the Directv guide for...

I don't see a listing on the Directv guide for this show on Discovery or Velocity for Wednesday. Is any further info posted anywhere?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-09-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,554
Posted By Twinboy
Barbers doesn't rent bicycles.They have a very...

Barbers doesn't rent bicycles.They have a very limited number of golf carts for rent for the event.There are a number of Trams that continuously circle the perimeter during the daylight hours and it...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-13-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 845
Posted By Twinboy
British in the Blue Ridge Rally

If the titles Commando,Bonneville,Lightning etc mean anything to you then join British Bike fans for the GABMA Rally in Hiawassee Georgia June 21-23. The rally will be at Georgia Mtn. Fairgrounds in...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,830
Posted By Twinboy
There is insignificant difference between Mobil 1...

There is insignificant difference between Mobil 1 15w-50 and Mobil 1 20w50 currently available as shown by published graphs. i have been using Mobil 1 15w50 in seven of my air cooled motorcycles...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,866
Posted By Twinboy
The emulators will require some work to install...

The emulators will require some work to install properly.Your damper rods will have to be machined a bit and the fluid holes will require some modification .Race tech supplies the proper instructions...
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,866
Posted By Twinboy
Thanks for the kind words about my 30 years with...

Thanks for the kind words about my 30 years with a great motorcycle.Yes, the Race tech emulators were used to bring the forks to a somewhat modern feel.I actually went back to original springs since...
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,866
Posted By Twinboy
30 years with a BMW and BMW people

I just crossed the 30 year mark with owning the same BMW-a 1983 R100 with cafe package offered in 83 as the CS wasn't offered.You could buy the cafe bike or the touring version as an alternative to...
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,352
Posted By Twinboy
Check out www.rockypointcycle.com as they offer...

Check out www.rockypointcycle.com as they offer stainless mufflers for BMWs for a reasonable price.They also have their sport- Norton Commando peashooter style mufflers for BMW that sound great on a...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-19-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,926
Posted By Twinboy
Barber's

We enjoyed another fine weekend at Barbers! We camped with the International Norton Owners Association at the Trackside Camping area at Tram Pickup 3. This spot on the track has to be one of the best...
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,947
Posted By Twinboy
According to your parameters of 50mph riding...

According to your parameters of 50mph riding around and shorter mileages,a 69-70 Triumph TR6R or BSA Thunderbolt would be most excellent.The single carb models have nearly the same performance as the...
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,947
Posted By Twinboy
In my opinion the best years for Triumph...

In my opinion the best years for Triumph Bonnie/TR6 are 69-70.These bikes are light weight- under 400 lbs and are well sorted out.The twin leading shoe front brakes work very well and the frames are...
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,947
Posted By Twinboy
If you want a British bike to rode and not spend...

If you want a British bike to rode and not spend any time on maintenance then by all means pick up a modern Triumph Bonneville.I f you are interested in a vintage British bike to really ride hard and...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-17-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,926
Posted By Twinboy
There will be 6 of us from Asheville arriving at...

There will be 6 of us from Asheville arriving at the track on Thursday.We will be camping at the Trackside Camping area at Tram stop 3 with the International Norton Owners Association.We have 8...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,735
Posted By Twinboy
I have a 91 1000S and would be glad to help out...

I have a 91 1000S and would be glad to help out .As I write this I am heading out the door to go on a 9 day ride/tour of WV.PA,NY and OH. When I return i will assist.
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,096
Posted By Twinboy
BMW Rally! I am amazed to see the responses to...

BMW Rally! I am amazed to see the responses to this question.I gave up on BMW Rallies in the mid 90's.I still own an 83 R100(CS) bought new and an '04 R1150R so I enjoy the bikes. The rallies are...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 8,887,412
Posted By Twinboy
RED on RED

http://twinboy.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/girl-on-an-old-motorcycle/23842891_9fcqZq#%21i=1933814232&k=qcxGdTB&lb=1&s=Ahttp://twinboy.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/girl-on-an-old-motorcycle/i-qcxGdTB/0/L/photo1...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 8,887,412
Posted By Twinboy
http://http://twinboy.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/girl...

http://http://twinboy.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/girl-on-an-old-motorcycle/23842891_9fcqZq#%21i=1933814232&k=qcxGdTB
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By Twinboy
Yes, it is a nearly 30 year old relay that...

Yes, it is a nearly 30 year old relay that retails for around $20. I will pick up one Monday from our local airhead shop Motorrad Unlimited in Asheville.Thanks!
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By Twinboy
All other lights worked! Taillight,brakelight,...

All other lights worked! Taillight,brakelight, turnsignals and parking light were fine. Last year I switched out the US headlight switch for a new euro on off switch so unlikely that the switch is...
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By Twinboy
Upon suggestions received,I turned on the...

Upon suggestions received,I turned on the ignition switch and had a finger on the headlight relay where I felt and heard a faint click.I flipped the hi/lo switch and now both beams are working fine.I...
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By Twinboy
Headlight question

While headed to my class today my headlight went out. When I returned home I did the usual checks, replaced bulb no change! Both beams are out. I checked fuses,they appear good.didn't see any loose...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 22,891
Posted By Twinboy
Sign me up for a 2XL T-Shirt.I plan on arriving...

Sign me up for a 2XL T-Shirt.I plan on arriving Friday. Thanks.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 733
Views: 57,071
Posted By Twinboy
Thanks for the invite! I plan on being there and...

Thanks for the invite! I plan on being there and will be glad to contribute to the keg fund. Look for me on my red 1969 Triumph TR6C.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 57,071
Posted By Twinboy
Question I plan on attending this Rally,as I live about 15...

I plan on attending this Rally,as I live about 15 miles away as the crow flies but about 35 minutes on our great twisty roads.Please enlighten me as to rally fees,t-shirt purchase etc.I have been to...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,860
Posted By Twinboy
Laugh 73 Nortons had steel tanks new. Do you know if it...

73 Nortons had steel tanks new. Do you know if it is an Interstate with the 6 gal tank,large seat and bigger sidecovers. Or is it a Roadster with the 3 gallon tank and smaller seat and sidecovers....
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,860
Posted By Twinboy
Laugh Yes, the Clymer manual is decent. The main issues...

Yes, the Clymer manual is decent. The main issues on the Commando are the carbs wearing and ignition.Update these along with the front brake master cylinder.These bikes will leak oil from various...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,860
Posted By Twinboy
Talking I may be able to help on this one! We have had a...

I may be able to help on this one! We have had a 73 Norton for 35 years so I am very familiar with it.After sitting so long all fluids will need to be changed. 20-50 in the engine, 80/90 in the...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,625
Posted By Twinboy
Sorry,I can't help you on the Euro models for...

Sorry,I can't help you on the Euro models for 83.I am only familiar with the US models.The cafe models look great in black or red in my opinion!:D
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,625
Posted By Twinboy
I still have my 1983 BMW R100 that I purchased...

I still have my 1983 BMW R100 that I purchased new in Nov.1982. BMW in 1983 produced 2 models of the R100,the long distance model with touring bars and hard saddlebags and the model with sports...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-10-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,503
Posted By Twinboy
The single carb Triumph 650's in 1968 were the...

The single carb Triumph 650's in 1968 were the Trophy Sports TR6R which had the 4gallon tank with parcel grid,low pipes,painted fenders etc .The TR6C Trophy Special had 2 1/2 gallon tank,high pipes...
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