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Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,104
Posted By oldairhd
Thumbs down Godawful Crapfest

This was the worst motorcycle "build" I've ever seen on TV, topping even some of the abominations created by Orange County Choppers! Every styling element was just wrong, from the black rims and...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2,964
Views: 1,542,450
Posted By oldairhd
Indian Street Tracker on Ebay

This is pretty cool! [URL=""]
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,964
Views: 1,542,450
Posted By oldairhd I...

I still love these bikes! But nothing in my current stable is as cool as this one that got away....
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-19-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,206
Posted By oldairhd
Wedding Cake

Wedding cake will cure that, too.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,418
Posted By oldairhd
Anakee2 Mileage

I'm amazed at the mileage I'm getting from these tires on my '05 GS. I replaced the front Anakee that was nearly half gone when I bought the bike after I had ridden another 10K. The replacement has...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-10-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 36,678
Posted By oldairhd
Camp Snoresalot Etiquette?

Nice pics.

So it's 3 AM and you're pretty sure he's over there snoring on purpose just to piss everyone off. Since it would be too inconvenient to put in your own ear plugs...just pull out your...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 44,599
Posted By oldairhd
New Steel Flange

Re. Post #72

New steel flange Part Number 33117722831 and spacer #33118521832 are pictured. The flange is either steel or "magnetic aluminum." I think the former.

It is both heavier and thinner...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 44,599
Posted By oldairhd
Not exactly....

"Easy Peasy," that is. After lining all my proverbial ducks up in a neat row--heating the new flange for a half hour in a 350 degree oven (three page instruction sheet calls for 130 degrees C.), it...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 44,599
Posted By oldairhd
BMW Covered Flange Replacement

I just picked up the new steel flange and spacer today for my '05. Hansen's of Medford, Oregon got it for me at no cost from BMW even though I am the bike's third owner. Eight of ten holes in the...
Forum: Racing 11-18-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 107,124
Posted By oldairhd

Thanks for the kind words. Anymore, I mostly just ride to BMW rallys and do the annual dual sport Sheetiron 300 and a bit of local trail riding. Haven't raced for 35 years, but love to go to the...
Forum: Racing 11-17-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 107,124
Posted By oldairhd
I Have It Too

Must be a sickness of some sort. Here's mine. Since I'm too old and busted up to race anymore, mine has no purpose but to amuse and entertain. At 10,000 RPMs on a country road with the Snuff-or-Nots...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8,245
Views: 4,333,108
Posted By oldairhd
2005 Anti Farkle

October 30, South Fork Mountain Road, California
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 15,821
Posted By oldairhd
That's Just for Starters

Rear hugger was lost by the previous owner of my blue and silver '05, I guess. So, after a few weeks I thought it looked "unbalanced" and instead of buying a replacement, I took off the front one...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,419
Posted By oldairhd
This is funny!

What am I missing? Failure to act on any of the good advice posted above, maybe...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,137
Posted By oldairhd
2005 r1200gs

What Dave Rankine said! I bought one last year with 15K and put another 8K on in the past 12 months. Nothing bad happened--only good. MUCH GOOD.

Been riding 50 years now, lots of bikes, over...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-11-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 35,540
Posted By oldairhd
Steens Mountain Memories!

What a great ride report! Fine photography, well written, insightful background info...

I moved to the nearby Klamath Basin in December 1970--yeah, forty years ago. All my worldly goods, including...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,627
Posted By oldairhd
....and uh

Always wear your big boy pants and boots or at least real shoes in case something does go wrong.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,627
Posted By oldairhd
Truckin' yer GS

Nothing beats finding a "cheater" ditch, curb or embankment to reduce the height of the truck bed. With only a slight incline and good ramps, its easy to walk it on, even single handed with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,587
Posted By oldairhd
Oh, the embarrassment!

I didn't know it was embarrassing.... Not like a fart in church, anyway!

+1 on the earplugs.

Just look defiantly cool. Works with farts.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 21,112
Posted By oldairhd
Thumbs down Paint it black.

This used to be a nice looking bike. Good thing you can still peel it off. Sorry about the wheels.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By oldairhd

Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-02-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 451,615
Posted By oldairhd
Good Luck!

You've got the right stuff! Although some may disagree and criticize your minimalist approach to such an epic adventure, most detractors will have just never got it between their ears to start off on...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-30-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,769
Views: 485,225
Posted By oldairhd
Pick your own line.

I like that, too. But take it a bit further: It's always up to you, and never someone else's fault if you run out of traction, space, braking distance, physical stamina, visual or mental acuity.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-30-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,267
Posted By oldairhd
Show me the money!

Or at least show me something to indicate you're a responsible rider and serious buyer. For sure, no ride if no motorcycle endorsement on a current drivers license. I'd also like to see proof of...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,632
Posted By oldairhd
Bob's Wrist Rest

+1 for Bob's

First real multi-day ride test since recent installation of mine last weekend. Since nobody seems to give 'em any respect, I half expected it to "go Toyota" on me at some point, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,415
Posted By oldairhd
Bottle Opener

Finally, a useful GS thread. Being of the "take it off and throw it away if it's not absolutely necessary," rather than the "let's see a picture of how much crap you can put on your bike" school,...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,116
Posted By oldairhd
Made for Haulin'!

IMHO, the coolest feature of the BMW 1200 series re. hauling is: You can run an additional ratcheting safety strap side to side between the rear tie down points on your truck through the HOLE in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,695
Posted By oldairhd
Tedium Clone

I predict this bike, if brought to the US, will be as wildly successful as the 1992 Yamaha TDM 850. Remember that one? OK, then just consider that the current BMW GS 800 twin could be ITS clone....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,572
Posted By oldairhd
Bob's BMW Wrist Rest

The Wrist Rest from Bob's BMW is another, less expensive alternative. I like mine so far. Installed in minutes on my "new" '05 R12000GS, it seems very high quality, works great.

A Google search...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,815
Posted By oldairhd
AND with the canister removed you can reach down...

AND with the canister removed you can reach down and adjust the damper setting while still sitting on the bike. Just use the end of the key!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By oldairhd
50 Amps of Soul Power, Baby!

Didn't McGuyver fix his broken subframe with a 50 amp welder? Whatever, I bet a short could melt a lot of insulation and let a lot of Magic Smoke out of your add-on wiring if you fused your 50 amp...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,215
Posted By oldairhd
Washboard Gravel Settings

Back from an eighty mile ride around the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, I was gratified by the ability of my stock R1200GS suspension to soak up washboard on frozen and muddy gravel...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,215
Posted By oldairhd
Tip of the Day

Perhaps I'm the last BMW GS owner on the planet to figure this out?

Thanks for the idiots guide suspension thread! I've been tinkering with my R1200GS suspension. Snow's finally gone on the north...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,356
Posted By oldairhd
When I asked what kind of R1200GS seat cushion I...

When I asked what kind of R1200GS seat cushion I should get, they told me "Depends...."

Seriously, I never liked top boxes either until I got my R1200GS with the Vario case. I purchased the OEM...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,356
Posted By oldairhd
Your Decision.

Crash bars? Not in this lifetime (50 years off and on road, over 30 years of BMW boxer ownership so far).

There is a depressing "correctitude" re. what YOUR GS should look like on this forum....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,991
Posted By oldairhd
Yes, yanking bad. But that would be equally true...

Yes, yanking bad. But that would be equally true of misusing the factory or aftermarket specialty tools.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,991
Posted By oldairhd
EZ Puller

New 1200GS owner here, too. I first borrowed the puller from my R1150R Roadster which came with an actual tool kit, but that was too easy. Then I tried some experiments:

1. Wrap a shop rag around...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,835
Posted By oldairhd
Road Less Traveled

I just had a look at the map. I've lived and rode both road and dirt bikes generally along the OBDR for the last 40 years. Never heard of the OBDR before, but I know the country. Flame me if you...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6,361
Views: 1,459,295
Posted By oldairhd
Re: XT tank to fit TT?

Thanks BIG ED, I'd forgot to check this thread for a few days. I guess I'll get by with three gallons as I don't like to carry extra gas in add on containers. Ever see one blow? I have, nuff said. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 40,191
Posted By oldairhd
Simpli Fi

Or at least that's the old Airhead motto. So when I recently acquired a R1200GS for my half vast moto stable, and was soon faced with the limitations of the smart 5-amp Canbus controlled stock power...
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