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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By jackd
It's a lead acid unit with an attached drain line...

It's a lead acid unit with an attached drain line which comes out near the front of the swingarm. I always give it a good wash every winter when I service it. I put a plastic sheet under the battery...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By jackd
Just what I need, We can even buy this paint up...

Just what I need, We can even buy this paint up here in Canada. Thanks.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By jackd
Battery Tray Paint

Once more the GS is put to bed for the winter. I gave her a wash and once again noticed that the battery tray has blossomed with corrosion again. I've been doing an annual program of corrosion...
Forum: Airheads 10-13-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,815
Posted By jackd
It probably can be done but both ways but if the...

It probably can be done but both ways but if the OP's exhaust routing is like mine, then it should come off. The allen key screws for the cap have now been upgraded in the parts book with standard...
Forum: Airheads 10-13-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,815
Posted By jackd
Told you. :D You will have to buy an exhaust nut...

Told you. :D You will have to buy an exhaust nut wrench, like the rest of us did. Take your time and this will all go well. I would make sure to measure the depth of your cannister - I do it every...
Forum: Airheads 10-13-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,815
Posted By jackd
Not trying to be argumentative here either. I...

Not trying to be argumentative here either. I don't post pics anymore, so I can't show you what my stock GS looks like - maybe someone else will.

There are subtle differences which put the...
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,815
Posted By jackd
I think you're a llittle bit off there on this...

I think you're a llittle bit off there on this one. I just crawled under my GS and tried to figure out what you would gain by pulling off the guard and leaving the exhaust in place. You would gain...
Forum: Canada 10-12-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 834
Posted By jackd
Thanks for posting excerpts from the studies. I...

Thanks for posting excerpts from the studies. I can find examples in my memory of crashes that were caused by many of those factors (booze, lack of attention, speed, etc.) that have happened to...
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,815
Posted By jackd
This bike is a 1989 R100GS - a late model...

This bike is a 1989 R100GS - a late model airhead? It therefore has the later rolled edge filter housing which prevents damage to the O-ring. From what I've been reading here for years (especially...
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,815
Posted By jackd
Why the need for the shim washer?

Why the need for the shim washer?
Forum: Airheads 10-11-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By jackd
I'm going back thirty years to my recip days of...

I'm going back thirty years to my recip days of aviation maintenance here. I worked for a major float plane operator here on the west coast and changing jugs was a regular event due to cracks, low...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,717
Posted By jackd
Good thread - interesting repair for this area. ...

Good thread - interesting repair for this area. I have a short block here that has a crack from the top of the oil pump housing to one of the RMS lower oil drain holes. I've always wondered if a...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,144
Posted By jackd
I usually buy a few pairs at a time so I don't...

I usually buy a few pairs at a time so I don't run into supply issues. I've never had a problem getting them from my supplier in the Vancouver area, but now I live on Vancouver Island.
Forum: Canada 10-08-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 834
Posted By jackd
I've heard of this. Where did you find this...

I've heard of this. Where did you find this study?
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,144
Posted By jackd
Avon Gripsters.

Avon Gripsters.
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,557
Posted By jackd
You're from the Vancouver area aren't you? You...

You're from the Vancouver area aren't you? You aren't part of that mess in the other thread are you? :huh

Back to the topic. The 'handlebar dropping to lock' test doesn't show much in the way...
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,557
Posted By jackd
Sorry..... I didn't mean to hit you in a...

Sorry..... I didn't mean to hit you in a sensitive spot. At least you didn't say I was from 'b#tt f#uck nowhere' and call me an a$$hole. :D
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,557
Posted By jackd
Do you ever wash that thing or is there no point...

Do you ever wash that thing or is there no point in doing that? I guess she gets just as dirty during the next race....
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,484
Posted By jackd
I'm just wondering if there were any 'parts bin...

I'm just wondering if there were any 'parts bin bikes' (a final run of machines built from extra bits on the factory shelves) or did BMW sell some of the later built bikes from '94 as '95's to help...
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,484
Posted By jackd
Oh trust me, I dropped this guy very quickly. ...

Oh trust me, I dropped this guy very quickly. There's always another bike coming down the pipe - BMW built more than a few.
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,484
Posted By jackd
I responded to the Craigslist ad for this bike -...

I responded to the Craigslist ad for this bike - the vendor did not have any pics, just some details and the $7300 asking price. I asked for some pics and he responded with the shot of a gray...
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,484
Posted By jackd
So that's a '95? Looks the same as a '94. Every...

So that's a '95? Looks the same as a '94. Every GS that I've seen pictures of from that year seemed to have black forks and other bits. I was of the belief that the only black bikes from that year...
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,484
Posted By jackd
See Terry - low mileage examples are out there. ...

See Terry - low mileage examples are out there. Even up here in Canada. I'm just trying to figure out what the hell a '95 Bumblebee looks like.
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,484
Posted By jackd
I thought it was sold. I'm trying to figure out...

I thought it was sold. I'm trying to figure out what a '95 Bumblebee actually is because I thought the last year they made them was '94. If you can post pics, please do. I wouldn't worry about the...
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By jackd
Try putting this in the flea market. I put an ad...

Try putting this in the flea market. I put an ad in there for the same purpose and got a line on a low mileage R100M engine within 30 minutes, from another inmate. Good luck.
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,169
Posted By jackd
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,677
Posted By jackd
That was my experience on my GS back in 2007. I...

That was my experience on my GS back in 2007. I opened up the steering bearing fully expecting to have to change them out. They were in fine condition but full of dried grease (what you would...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By jackd
Right on. I was mulling that solution in my head...

Right on. I was mulling that solution in my head this afternoon. As I told you earlier, I go into my starter to give the magnets a looksie and a clean up every couple of years. I'm still running the...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By jackd
These guys are up in Lillooet, B.C. at an auto...

These guys are up in Lillooet, B.C. at an auto parts store poring over catalogues. They gave me a call to ask me what I knew but I wasn't much help except for the name of various other manufacturers...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By jackd
I'm postponing my afternoon activities (nap)...

I'm postponing my afternoon activities (nap) looking for the info you need after your phone call a short while ago. Your AC Delco lead might show promise (valeos are installed in Saturns). I going...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By jackd
I was thinking about adding another airhead to...

I was thinking about adding another airhead to the one in my garage - I already own a GS. I'm still looking for just the right purchase - it's kind of like waiting for the right girl to come along....
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,169
Posted By jackd
I sent the OP a PM asking the same question. So...

I sent the OP a PM asking the same question. So far no response.
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By jackd
I bought my copy last year from a specialty book...

I bought my copy last year from a specialty book store in Vancouver, B.C. I quite enjoyed it. I also have two other books by the same author on Airhead BMW's. I was researching various airheads...
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,169
Posted By jackd
Don't worry - I'm sending him a whole bunch of...

Don't worry - I'm sending him a whole bunch of work to take your place. Glad to hear that you figured it out. A nice cold beer always clears the mind.
Forum: Airheads 09-01-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By jackd
I've been using a Uni Foam filter in my R100GS...

I've been using a Uni Foam filter in my R100GS for the last several years with no real issues. I have been doing dusty fire road riding in previous years and I think these filters do the job. ...
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,169
Posted By jackd
The weather forecast is good for today and so I...

The weather forecast is good for today and so I am making the executive decision to go for a ride with the old one in place. Tomorrow it comes out. I'm figuring that 20 year old lubricant has finally...
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,169
Posted By jackd
I should have known better than to mention things...

I should have known better than to mention things were going well with my equipment. I learned from an old wise one that you never said that things sure are running well - because it will surely...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,366
Posted By jackd
At work....:D

At work....:D
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,366
Posted By jackd
You used a steel wire brush or a wire wheel? We...

You used a steel wire brush or a wire wheel? We see that as a big no no in my trade. Ferrous molecules from the wheel/brush will embed themselves in the aluminum you are trying to clean. Later on...
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,366
Posted By jackd
We use ACF-50 at my airline. It's good to hear...

We use ACF-50 at my airline. It's good to hear that people are starting to discover this product for their bikes. I cringe whenever I hear someone mention WD-40. Things have evolved since that...
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