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Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By xavier296
I had my 79 re-ringed, and the mechanic...

I had my 79 re-ringed, and the mechanic apprentice put the rings on backwards. It smoked a lot. The rings are marked top. Pull em off and check for the top, even on the compression rings, just in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,792
Posted By xavier296
Keep an eye out for us too! We fly out to...

Keep an eye out for us too! We fly out to Anchorage today. Our bikes are waiting for us. A couple GSs and a KLR. We are going a different direction, but almost to all the same spots from G on in your...
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,360
Posted By xavier296
I used it on a final drive, transmission, and...

I used it on a final drive, transmission, and aluminum air box. A little goes a very long way, and I cleaned each item very well before applying. I recommend it!
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By xavier296
I bought a US spec BMW GS in Germany while living...

I bought a US spec BMW GS in Germany while living in Italy. There are a few dealerships that will sell you one for way below US prices and no tax. i had no problem bringing it back to the states. I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-19-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4,711
Views: 238,838
Posted By xavier296
I could be in for a sat ride this weekend, and...

I could be in for a sat ride this weekend, and may have a buddy who would be in also. Keep us apprised on plans.

I'm probably going to explore some SC dirt roads tomorrow with the same buddy....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-10-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4,711
Views: 238,838
Posted By xavier296
May have been me. I was coming home from a cold...

May have been me. I was coming home from a cold camping trip on my GS adventure. I live in Grovetown.
Forum: Americas 11-18-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,658
Posted By xavier296
Disappointed!!

Keep running in to your business here on advrider. Too bad you have moved on.

Anyone else going to Alaska in June and want to try to consolidate shipping plans for motorcycles? I would be sending...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,523
Posted By xavier296
Recently bought the Toucans after doing some...

Recently bought the Toucans after doing some off-road riding in my Combat Touring boots. I fell a few times going very slowly in milky mud, and while I had no cuts, I had a few pretty good bruises...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,807
Posted By xavier296
Superbikes and ski. Ft. Meyers, Fl. By far the...

Superbikes and ski. Ft. Meyers, Fl. By far the best price around. Call for the best deal.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-05-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4,711
Views: 238,838
Posted By xavier296
23rd sounds like a plan. Went to Durhamtown last...

23rd sounds like a plan. Went to Durhamtown last weekend and fell a lot. Mud sucks. Going North this coming Sunday, hopefully will stay upright alittle better.

If anyone is around, I will be...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-23-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4,711
Views: 238,838
Posted By xavier296
Back in the dirt

Just bought a WR250R in order to get back in to the dirt. I've had a few sport ATVs, and logged a couple thousand hours on trails, but I want to improve on 2 wheels. I have a 1200GS, and it is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 32,900
Posted By xavier296
I love this thread because it mirrors my...

I love this thread because it mirrors my experience with the wife so much. Since we married, I have tried and tried to teach my wife those things that I love. I wish she would teach me her loves, but...
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By xavier296
You will need a 36mm socket for the fork tops. ...

You will need a 36mm socket for the fork tops.

If you do not work on anything else at all, I think the 36mm and the narrowed swingarm socket are the only special tools. There are many many more...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,986
Posted By xavier296
You can push the forks in and out pretty easily...

You can push the forks in and out pretty easily with no negligible resistance other than the feeling of the springs. It doesn't feel like a 70s cadillac bouncing up and down on the front end while...
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,986
Posted By xavier296
No dampening from front forks.

I was over at my friends motorcycle mechanic, and he took a quick look at the 79. One of the things he said and showed me is that the front forks do not seem to be providing any dampening effect. It...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,786
Posted By xavier296
Unfortunately, also looks like it wouldn't work...

Unfortunately, also looks like it wouldn't work on an adventure model without changing to an non-adventure tank. Too bad, I think it looks amazing!
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,155
Posted By xavier296
I used a longer stud with a nut behind the...

I used a longer stud with a nut behind the original hole on the head to repair mine. You have to remove materials from two sides of the nut till it fits. then hold it up there with a screw driver...
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By xavier296
Check your grounds first!! I bought a new PC680...

Check your grounds first!! I bought a new PC680 because I was sure the other was dead, and it was actually a weak battery ground. Disconnect the ground wire on both sides and clean all surfaces, then...
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,246
Posted By xavier296
Also try multiple voltmeters!! Second the...

Also try multiple voltmeters!!

Second the recommendation to call. He has been nothing but helpful with all purchases. My enduralast gives 13.6 at idle and moves up into the 14s very quickly.
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,450
Posted By xavier296
Come on Vern, you're killing my self esteem! :-)

Come on Vern, you're killing my self esteem! :-)
Forum: Old's Cool 06-22-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 84,008
Posted By xavier296
The handlebars are raask Jota. They came on the...

The handlebars are raask Jota. They came on the bike. I almost changed em, but actually like them. eBay uk lists them for 75 pounds new.

4 times apart?? Wow!
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,450
Posted By xavier296
She is amazingly capable now. I rode with two...

She is amazingly capable now. I rode with two friends today and they were amazed what a 33 year old machine can do! It is much more fun that the GS.

And yes, I realize how fortunate I was that...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,450
Posted By xavier296
I'm an idiot

Thank you for the great advice. I went through the bike last night with a torque wrench and didn't find anything loose or not at the correct torque. And I tried very hard to get anything to move at...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,450
Posted By xavier296
Thanks for the replys. I have checked all...

Thanks for the replys. I have checked all nuts/bolts recently (last week), but will check again tonight with a torque wrench. They were all torqued and rechecked before I put the bike back on the...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,450
Posted By xavier296
Rear wheel wobble in turns

I only have 300 miles on my RS since I finished it, but I feel like I have a rear wheel wobble during cornering. The bike is capable of executing turns at very high speed, but is not confidence...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-21-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 84,008
Posted By xavier296
I had the seat made by an Italian upholstry shop...

I had the seat made by an Italian upholstry shop using a caferace seat pan. They charged me 50 euros total.

I still have the tank, I need to put it up for sale. I've already had a lot of...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 84,008
Posted By xavier296
Arrived from the UK like this: ...

Arrived from the UK like this:
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n4/zks1618/R100RS%20Cafe%20Build/DSC_0005.jpg

And now it is finished (if you can ever call them finished!):...
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 17,346
Posted By xavier296
VW didn't like rotaries?? Love my...

VW didn't like rotaries??

Love my enduralast. Checked my voltage yesterday, 13.8 at idle, 14.5 on the gas.
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,360
Posted By xavier296
I like the frame and wheels color combo! I...

I like the frame and wheels color combo!

I agree that you don't need much angle before you are constantly putting pressure on your groin.

I love the mono, I would have enjoyed it if mine had...
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 706,236
Posted By xavier296
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n4/zks1618/R100...

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n4/zks1618/R100RS%20Cafe%20Build/DSC_0908.jpg
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 33,132
Posted By xavier296
Finished!

8 months and a couple hundred hours, the RS is finished. Ofcourse I have some parts to install, like new carb needles, but here she is with new paint, seat, and everything else:
...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 33,132
Posted By xavier296
Finally picked up painted parts!

All parts are in my possession now. Just have to get her home and install the new seat for the bike to be finished. I started her up at my friend's place with the intention of driving it home, but...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,851
Posted By xavier296
I feel your pain East. There wasn't an intact...

I feel your pain East. There wasn't an intact seal on my whole bike when I bought it. Everything had fork oil/engine oil/transmission oil mixed with road grime coating it. I had 6 months of dirty...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,851
Posted By xavier296
To jump on Bill's post, you DO NOT have to remove...

To jump on Bill's post, you DO NOT have to remove the swingarm and then the transmission to lube the splines. You just pull it as far back as possible then lube the exposed input splines. It is tight...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,176
Posted By xavier296
I have both the alternator and the electronic...

I have both the alternator and the electronic ignition. It was very easy to install and tune, and the bike runs very well. The biggest improvement was starting. Even from stone cold, starting is...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 33,132
Posted By xavier296
I am supposed to pick up the tank, fender, and...

I am supposed to pick up the tank, fender, and cowl tomorrow. I was going to yesterday, but he found a run in the clear coat on the cowl that he wanted to sand and buff out. He had lots of problems...
Forum: Europe 05-09-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,174
Posted By xavier296
My dad and I start our 8 day ride from Barcelona...

My dad and I start our 8 day ride from Barcelona on Monday, 14 may, so keep your location updated and we can try to meet up! We are traveling south of Barcelona, but might cross paths at some point!
Forum: EMEA 04-29-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,152
Posted By xavier296
Ronda just keeps coming up! We will definitely go...

Ronda just keeps coming up! We will definitely go there and do some riding around it.

Also looks like some neat prehistoric cave drawings to see near Ronda.
Forum: EMEA 04-18-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,152
Posted By xavier296
Vander, thank you so much for your help! I...

Vander, thank you so much for your help!

I have done so little route planning so far that I am a sponge when it comes to places that I have to see and roads I have to ride.

I got new tires on...
Forum: EMEA 04-14-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,152
Posted By xavier296
Roundtrip Barcelona to Gibraltar May 12

I am already behind in my planning, but my father and I are set for a motorcycle ride starting in Spain on 14May. I am going to take the ferry from Naples with my GS arriving on the 13th, and my...
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