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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-13-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18,036
Views: 691,573
Posted By monzablue
I really did just stumble onto this thread...

I really did just stumble onto this thread yesterday - it came up on the tapatalk splash screen on the latest threads tabs. And there was the spot where I got the nod to marry my wife. And then,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-13-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18,036
Views: 691,573
Posted By monzablue
1) He paid 2) So far, so good - celebrated 10...

1) He paid
2) So far, so good - celebrated 10 years this month

His response to the discussion was 100% Johnston County. . . "Well, y'all are old enough to do what you want to do. It's fine by...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-12-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18,036
Views: 691,573
Posted By monzablue
I just found this thread - this is the spot where...

I just found this thread - this is the spot where I told my future father-in-law of my intentions to marry his daughter. Over 2 hot dogs and a bag of chips. :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 01-09-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,623
Posted By monzablue
Thoughts for a Fellow Old Schooler

Just saw this pic of Gabrielle Giffords on a news story . . . :cry

http://s.azcentral.com/home/File-/picture/33095/1/0
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 176,046
Posted By monzablue
:ear Thanks for this thread - it's going to...

:ear

Thanks for this thread - it's going to be a great resource when I find time to dig into my 100GS.

-Ken
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 162,540
Posted By monzablue
http://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/2112162496.html...

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/2112162496.html

Superspecial pocket BMW!! :huh

I will not check this bike out for any fellow advriders. Sorry.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-28-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,735
Posted By monzablue
Did you say South Carolina? I'm surprised they...

Did you say South Carolina? I'm surprised they care. I was amazed that they didn't require vehicle inspections when I lived there in the mid 90's. Fun place; it felt lawless . . . except for the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,900
Posted By monzablue
The Chameleons are (were) phenomenal.

The Chameleons are (were) phenomenal.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,090
Posted By monzablue
It's been a long time, but I did successfully...

It's been a long time, but I did successfully thread fuel line on my /5 and it was a pain in the ass. If I recall correctly, I was finally successful with wrapping about two inches of the fuel line...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By monzablue
Scroll down this page for info on the offset . ....

Scroll down this page for info on the offset . . .

http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/spoke/index.htm
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,385
Posted By monzablue
That's a shame . . . Hammersley was great to deal...

That's a shame . . . Hammersley was great to deal with.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 17,065
Posted By monzablue
That's dreadful. Condolences to his friends and...

That's dreadful. Condolences to his friends and family . . . :cry
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By monzablue
Nice post there, Wirespokes. :clap

Nice post there, Wirespokes. :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,740
Posted By monzablue
I bought a '73 plate for my R75/5 - I'll post it...

I bought a '73 plate for my R75/5 - I'll post it when I put it on (middle of a move and boxed up the garage). I was unsure of the process for registering it and dug through the general statutes...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2010, 04:00 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,428
Posted By monzablue
I don't have an opinion on the tire width; but...

I don't have an opinion on the tire width; but generally speaking, they got it right . . .
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,428
Posted By monzablue
That green is super-nice. I look forward to the...

That green is super-nice. I look forward to the after photos.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2010, 03:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,383
Posted By monzablue
There's a lot of good stuff here: ...

There's a lot of good stuff here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=431153&highlight=infra%27s
Forum: Old's Cool 08-07-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,833
Posted By monzablue
Can't answer your question, but I do like that...

Can't answer your question, but I do like that Monza Blue. :1drink
Forum: Old's Cool 06-30-2009, 05:10 AM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 162,540
Posted By monzablue
'83 R80 ST Near Raleigh, NC

Found this while browsing - looks like a fair deal on a pretty nice ST.

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/1238124555.html

-Ken
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,332
Posted By monzablue
40 miles from home, you say? Where, exactly, is...

40 miles from home, you say? Where, exactly, is Harleyville? :wink:
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By monzablue
Mountains of Molehills

Hell, guys - I couldn't get that little nick to show up in a photo. I guess I'm making a mountain out of a molehill. I'm okay with that, I guess; it's when I make a molehill of a mountain that it...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By monzablue
Yeah, it was my magic that caused this fuckup....

Yeah, it was my magic that caused this fuckup. :lol3

Thanks for the help, guys!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By monzablue
Yes - rings were on the cylinder at the time. I...

Yes - rings were on the cylinder at the time. I guess I need to go ahead and work them off?

Thanks for the words or encouragement . . . feeling better about it now.:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2009, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By monzablue
Slightly Damaged R100 Piston - Need Advice

One of the airheads' greatest attributes is their ability to inspire amateur wrenches. One of the saddest truths about airheads is that many of them have been subjected to the incompetence of garage...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-12-2009, 05:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,866
Posted By monzablue
Elmoreman- Sorry to hijack, but this seems...

Elmoreman-
Sorry to hijack, but this seems relevant to your clean-up as well. . .

I scrubbed on my head combustion chamber again last night. I spent a good 20-25 minutes with Simple Green and a...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,866
Posted By monzablue
Stephen- What was your procedure for cleaning...

Stephen-
What was your procedure for cleaning carbon from the piston and heads? Looks really good. I'm partway through cleaning one head of my GS and I've done okay with a toothbrush and simple...
Forum: Airheads 06-09-2009, 04:49 AM
Replies: 988
Views: 355,360
Posted By monzablue
Replacing the pushrod tubes is a big deal (read...

Replacing the pushrod tubes is a big deal (read the last part in Snowbum's quote posted above) - replacing the pushrod seals is not such a big deal.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,868
Posted By monzablue
I was with you until you started talking about...

I was with you until you started talking about polishing with a spoon. . . . now I'm lost.:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,868
Posted By monzablue
Thanks - that's what I needed to hear. What...

Thanks - that's what I needed to hear. What should I polish with?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,868
Posted By monzablue
Removing rings from pistons

Can anyone describe how to properly remove/reinstall rings from the pistons? I'd like to get rid of all the carbon, but I think I need to remove the rings to ensure I'm not littering them with grit....
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2009, 07:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,868
Posted By monzablue
Can anyone else offer input on the large o-ring? ...

Can anyone else offer input on the large o-ring? The bike has 50,000 miles, and based on the amount of cleaning I'm having to do under the cylinder and around the pushrod seals (and the hardness of...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2009, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,868
Posted By monzablue
Tom- I didn't get any pics. . . I was up to my...

Tom-
I didn't get any pics. . . I was up to my elbows in grease. I found myself wondering how you are able to get such great photos while you're doing this kind of work. I applaud your...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2009, 07:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,868
Posted By monzablue
I didn't have a large o-ring, either . . ....

I didn't have a large o-ring, either . . . between that and the hardened p rod seals, it's no wonder that the engine is coated in sludge.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,868
Posted By monzablue
R100 GS Pushrod Seal Replacement - Couple of Questions

1) I pulled the left head and cylinder this evening for a pushrod seal replacement (they were hard as rocks and cracked audibly when I squeezed them with pliers just to see how stiff they were). ...
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 176,046
Posted By monzablue
What's the verdict on the Gold Valve?? I haven't...

What's the verdict on the Gold Valve?? I haven't found the time to install mine yet. . .:bluduh
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 810
Views: 176,046
Posted By monzablue
Keep your eye on the ball, Infra - I need to see...

Keep your eye on the ball, Infra - I need to see a detailed photo essay of the GoldValve install before I'm ready to tackle it. . . :lol3

Congrats on the G/S!
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2009, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,702
Posted By monzablue
He did have the Commando and Tridents listed as...

He did have the Commando and Tridents listed as well. I'd be all over that R100S if I could . . . love those bikes.
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 176,046
Posted By monzablue
:clapAh, man - with a lady like that, you've got...

:clapAh, man - with a lady like that, you've got it made.

Sorry to hear about the job loss - but it sounds like you have a good plan in the works. Enjoy the time off!
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,702
Posted By monzablue
Lots of unanswered questions for sure, and it's...

Lots of unanswered questions for sure, and it's priced a little high unless it is really pristine. Still, it looks good from the photos - I'd be checking it out if I could find a use for a third...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,702
Posted By monzablue
'78 R100S on Craigslist - Raleigh, NC

Price seems a little steep, but this appears to be a nice R100S. If anyone is interested, I could possibly get up there to take a look . . .

-Ken
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