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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-21-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9,765
Views: 573,965
Posted By Martian
I won't tell her, DRZ.

I won't tell her, DRZ.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-20-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9,765
Views: 573,965
Posted By Martian
I've been cravin' Cajun, too. How romantic does...

I've been cravin' Cajun, too. How romantic does it have to be for old people? If the food is good, romance will take care of itself.:D Thanks
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-20-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9,765
Views: 573,965
Posted By Martian
Anybody know of a great romantic restaurant close...

Anybody know of a great romantic restaurant close to Cape Girardeau, MO?
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By Martian
My battery failed in the same way, but I was in...

My battery failed in the same way, but I was in the middle of nowhere, 600 miles from home. The bike was running great. I pulled over to take a break, and then, nothing when I tried to start it....
Forum: Old's Cool 01-10-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,734
Posted By Martian
May I suggest a 90's era BMW airhead like this...

May I suggest a 90's era BMW airhead like this one.

http://frommars.smugmug.com/Other/93-R100R/i-zdjpp9c/0/M/R100R%20018-M.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,435
Posted By Martian
Couldn't you take a paralever to a machine shop...

Couldn't you take a paralever to a machine shop and have an ear welded onto the housing, and thus, support both ends of the mount bolt. I'd think it would be a simple matter to weld on the ear and...
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,536
Posted By Martian
I'm lurking just to see what you come up with....

I'm lurking just to see what you come up with. I'm a little perplexed at why you aren't simply selling these parts and buying a bike instead of re-inventing the wheel, so to speak. But, hey, its your...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-19-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9,765
Views: 573,965
Posted By Martian
Opening the Cottonwood River to kayaking/canoeing...

Opening the Cottonwood River to kayaking/canoeing is something I've tried to get across to those that want to develop tourism in the Flinthills. It would be a nice addition to our empty space...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,536
Posted By Martian
The only real difference between this and a stock...

The only real difference between this and a stock R100R is the R1100GS 19" front rim. I had it laced to the original hub so I could have a larger selection of DS tires. The fork brace and fender are...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,536
Posted By Martian
Something along these lines? Its basically an...

Something along these lines? Its basically an R100R, but with a larger front wheel, GS fender and fork brace, bash plate, and 50/50 tires.
...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,482
Posted By Martian
For the longest, I didn't think my casting was...

For the longest, I didn't think my casting was drilled. I realized it was, and just plugged, when I was lubing the throttle mechanism.

The F-a-L instructions had big warnings about threading it...
Forum: Airheads 11-08-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,482
Posted By Martian
About a year ago, I was able to buy a...

About a year ago, I was able to buy a Flip-a-Lever, brand new, off Ebay. There was one on my previous bike, and I really missed it on this one. I keep it set, but the lever is really convenient for...
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By Martian
Nevermind. I found a pair on IBMWR.

Nevermind. I found a pair on IBMWR.
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By Martian
Right Side Bag Mount '93 R100R Needed

My right side mount broke sometime during my last trip. Anybody have one they want to sell?
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 2,804
Views: 509,933
Posted By Martian
Bag mounts for '93 R100R

The right side bag mount broke while on my last trip. Anybody have one they want to sell? TIA
Forum: Airheads 11-03-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By Martian
I made it home about noon after running hard for...

I made it home about noon after running hard for 4 hours. I came close to getting a ticket a couple of times when I was really close. One was when I was taking a county road shortcut that never has...
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By Martian
Bill, one way I stay alert is to constantly be...

Bill, one way I stay alert is to constantly be doing threat assessments and positioning myself in my lane. For instance, if there is no oncoming traffic, I ride close to the centerline which puts me...
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By Martian
If you followed the "Dead in Texas" thread, you...

If you followed the "Dead in Texas" thread, you know it was the battery. What a relief that was!

After putting in the new battery, I headed for my brother's. Its about 6 miles to the pavement...
Forum: Airheads 11-01-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,697
Posted By Martian
You are absolutely correct. Mine was an AGM that...

You are absolutely correct. Mine was an AGM that failed. It was not a Gel.
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,697
Posted By Martian
You should always keep a cold one on hand just in...

You should always keep a cold one on hand just in case I stop by! It is charging.

Since this happened, everybody I talk to has either had a gel battery fail, or has ridden with someone who's gel...
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,697
Posted By Martian
Okay. It was the battery! I found an exact...

Okay. It was the battery! I found an exact replacement GSM battery at BATTERIES PLUS for $159. Great place to do business!

Napa had a replacement relay, which I put in, but I'm not sure I needed...
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,697
Posted By Martian
Okay, I'm going to get a new battery. Is the...

Okay, I'm going to get a new battery. Is the relay available from any parts store?

With a charger on the battery, the solenoid clicks. But, I also have the tach going up to about 4000. Why would...
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,697
Posted By Martian
HH, is the starter relay the aft one of the two...

HH, is the starter relay the aft one of the two black relays next to the grey relay?
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,697
Posted By Martian
I get 12.5 battery volts. There is a relay...

I get 12.5 battery volts. There is a relay buzzing in the cluster of three under the tank. It is the inside rear one. I also found that a packrat had been trying to set up house in the diode board...
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,697
Posted By Martian
'93 R100 Dead In Texas

Some of you may have seen my thread "Airhead On the Move". Well, we stopped moving (under her own power, anyway) yesterday evening.

The bike was running great until I stopped on the side of the...
Forum: Airheads 10-30-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By Martian
Thanks for all the kind words. Things...

Thanks for all the kind words.

Things started well today, but now, I have a problem. About 35 miles from my destination, I decided to pull over for a break. The bike was running fine, but my butt...
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By Martian
Airhead on the Move

Several things came together for a rapid trip from The-Middle-of-Nowhere, Kansas down to the Bryan/College Station area of Texas. The weather is predicted to be perfect for the next 5 days. The bike...
Forum: Airheads 10-28-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By Martian
When I replaced my clutch plate, etc, there were...

When I replaced my clutch plate, etc, there were no marks on the new parts. So, I put it all together before mounting it on the bike, and suspended the grouping from a piece of rope run through the...
Forum: Airheads 10-26-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 38,562
Posted By Martian
+1

+1
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,013
Posted By Martian
I ride a '93 R100R, converted to a DS bike, on...

I ride a '93 R100R, converted to a DS bike, on backroads a lot. The whole bike gets treated with Protect All. Mud, bugs, and beer wash right off. FWIW.


http://www.protectall.com/
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 908
Posted By Martian
I've used my Gerbings jacket and gloves (old...

I've used my Gerbings jacket and gloves (old style) on several stock '93 airhead charging systems without any problem. Keep the RPM's around 3500 or above. I don't use the highbeam, but I don't ride...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,829
Posted By Martian
Farkle: Fucking Absolutely Ridiculous Killer...

Farkle: Fucking Absolutely Ridiculous Killer Little Extra (plural) Something.:lol3
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,091
Posted By Martian
This year's rally is about 5 hours from me. I...

This year's rally is about 5 hours from me. I gave up my MOA membership last year, but I might go just to look at gear. Not very many talk to a guy that lives an airhead lifestyle; so I've never...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,000
Posted By Martian
Thanks! I wasn't aware of that thread. As...

Thanks! I wasn't aware of that thread.

As for the rest of you, you're welcome to keep this going if its okay with management. I think anything we can do to help each other is a good thing.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-27-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 62,222
Posted By Martian
I'm looking for a carpenter/handiman in the...

I'm looking for a carpenter/handiman in the Loveland, CO area to handle a couple of weeks work for a gentleman in the area. My boss asked me if I'd like to do it. Sure, but I don't want to take the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,000
Posted By Martian
Off-topic-Employment Opportunity

Does anybody know of a good carpenter/handyman near Loveland, CO? I was offered a couple of weeks of work over there, but I don't have the time or desire to pack up my tools and go. If you are a...
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By Martian
It might be easier to add an inch to the seat...

It might be easier to add an inch to the seat than to lower the pegs.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-16-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 162,434
Posted By Martian
Airhead in KS

Here's a '93 R100R slightly modified for DS riding.

http://ksu.craigslist.org/mcy/2938622176.html

I hope I'm not violating the rules by posting it myself.
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,032
Posted By Martian
Al, remember............If it was easy, everybody...

Al, remember............If it was easy, everybody would do it!:D There is a great deal of satisfaction to be had in taking a bike from where you started to where I know you can get. Once your get...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,501
Posted By Martian
APT13, you opened one of your old relays, but you...

APT13, you opened one of your old relays, but you should still have one that wasn't working properly. For peace of mind, try putting it back into the system to see if the problem returns. If not,...
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