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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,067
Posted By BMWrider79
Fuck dude, that really sucks. My fathers is 72...

Fuck dude, that really sucks. My fathers is 72 now and I normally take two weeks each year to go ride with him in the States. I was going to put it off this year, but I think you just convinced me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,336
Posted By BMWrider79
Try doing it at night with a hangover... Got to...

Try doing it at night with a hangover... Got to the point where I was just laughing at the stupidity of it. Ridding an expressway through mountains in a downpour I mean of course.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 04:55 AM
Replies: 1,726
Views: 416,402
Posted By BMWrider79
Was in Palo Alto for six months in 2007 and one...

Was in Palo Alto for six months in 2007 and one of my favourite things to do was to ride up the coast via Alice's (or at least that little store across the road). Saw at least four bikes stuffed up...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 62,582
Posted By BMWrider79
I really like the very specific price on that. ...

I really like the very specific price on that. Dude must be high because he sure is daydreaming.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,609
Posted By BMWrider79
So my 17 year old son comes to me waving a motorcycle magazine...

I remember the first solo ride I took on the street with my father. He told me to remember that as much as he loved me there would be nothing he could do to protect me once we were on the road-that...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,800
Posted By BMWrider79
Sounds like I may have save my crank just in...

Sounds like I may have save my crank just in time. Thanks for the information.
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,800
Posted By BMWrider79
Got it. Would you also replace the pushrods? ...

Got it. Would you also replace the pushrods? I've read that it's not a good idea to use stock with a non-stock cam, but had the impression that was more about high lift cams.
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,800
Posted By BMWrider79
The cam is fine, but the lifters have some...

The cam is fine, but the lifters have some pitting. I'm not sure if it is just the way they were made or if it is the result of wear. I'm thinking of replacing them just to be sure.

The block is...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By BMWrider79
http://edelweiss-motorsport.de ...

http://edelweiss-motorsport.de
https://www.motoren-israel.com/index.php?XTCsid=510d0t0h7siq7gg1eu501mgpp1
http://shop.siebenrock.com

Still going to be spendy though.
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,800
Posted By BMWrider79
Not sure what you have at hand in the way of...

Not sure what you have at hand in the way of tools, but there is a really neat shop in the US that makes reasonably priced tools for what you are doing and they ship internationally. I've had quite a...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,800
Posted By BMWrider79
I'm right there with the both of you. Waiting on...

I'm right there with the both of you. Waiting on a box of new shiny parts from Germany and to have second plug holes machined into the heads. Spending my time now cleaning the block and planning.....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,733
Posted By BMWrider79
Well, as a kid growing up in Nevada we used to...

Well, as a kid growing up in Nevada we used to sneak over to the red-light district and throw pebbles at the windows trying to get the ladies to come out so we could see them. They would of course...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,609
Posted By BMWrider79
Same for me from my step-dad. Was told that I...

Same for me from my step-dad. Was told that I could have a bike when I could afford to buy one. You'd be amazed how much money a 14 year old can make with a willingness to work hard. Had a beat-up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,687
Posted By BMWrider79
Or the K1200RS, just wonderful for long straights...

Or the K1200RS, just wonderful for long straights and not bad in the curvy bits. Thought in truth, I'm sticking with my '83 R100RS that, with bags on, shakes all to hell above 85 when you try to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 37,678
Views: 9,937,907
Posted By BMWrider79
Thanks for the explanation! I'll give it a try...

Thanks for the explanation! I'll give it a try once the snow melts.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 37,678
Views: 9,937,907
Posted By BMWrider79
With no bar input, going straight down the road,...

With no bar input, going straight down the road, try weighting one peg and then the other. At the very least it will help give you positive control in a corner.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 37,678
Views: 9,937,907
Posted By BMWrider79
Why do you place your weight on the outside peg? ...

Why do you place your weight on the outside peg? Seems that would counteract your bikes natural counter steering. For me, increasing weight on the inside peg- relaxing the outside shoulder and...
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,800
Posted By BMWrider79
Is that rust between the teeth of the cam gear?

Is that rust between the teeth of the cam gear?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 37,678
Views: 9,937,907
Posted By BMWrider79
Yea, bicycles counter steer also...

Yea, bicycles counter steer also...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 37,678
Views: 9,937,907
Posted By BMWrider79
I may be wrong, but it really looks like he's...

I may be wrong, but it really looks like he's trying to steer the bike into the turn rather than counter steer it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 16,150
Posted By BMWrider79
Hey, that's not fair really. We also like to...

Hey, that's not fair really. We also like to say, 'fuck you' a lot.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,406
Posted By BMWrider79
So have you done that? I've had adventures just...

So have you done that? I've had adventures just ridding from L.A. to S.F.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,406
Posted By BMWrider79
For me it was my father. He, my uncle and...

For me it was my father.

He, my uncle and a few of their friends used to go ride the Blackrock desert for days on end - camping out or stopping by the ranches of people they knew. He has a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 37,678
Views: 9,937,907
Posted By BMWrider79
You are very right in your point about norms. It...

You are very right in your point about norms. It may well be the expected for those riders. Still, they seemed a bit less than proficient.

As to the skill of riders post licensing test - there...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,878
Posted By BMWrider79
We've about three feet of snow here still, but...

We've about three feet of snow here still, but the roads are mostly free of ice and I was able to get the bike out for the first ride of the year even though it was raining and 5 deg C. (I suppose...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,878
Posted By BMWrider79
Ha. Yea, some.

Ha. Yea, some.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,878
Posted By BMWrider79
So.. a lot of snow in Austria at the moment?

So.. a lot of snow in Austria at the moment?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,878
Posted By BMWrider79
It's a '83 BMW R80ST. I bought it when it was on...

It's a '83 BMW R80ST. I bought it when it was on its last leg after spending twenty years living on the streets of Tokyo a few years ago and rebuilt it over three years.

Here's a link to some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,878
Posted By BMWrider79
I wouldn't say it was a test of anything per se....

I wouldn't say it was a test of anything per se. I saw it as questioning if you go riding not because you got caught out or have no better option, but because you want to be riding.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,878
Posted By BMWrider79
I live in Japan so of course I ride in the rain. ...

I live in Japan so of course I ride in the rain. This photo was taken during three days of all day ridding in near nonstop rain

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 37,678
Views: 9,937,907
Posted By BMWrider79
Took the words right out of my mouth. That was...

Took the words right out of my mouth. That was painful to watch and I really felt sorry for the other riders who had to make room for all the wide turns these two were making.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,639
Posted By BMWrider79
Saw a guy the other day that was eating, talking...

Saw a guy the other day that was eating, talking on his phone (held between his head and shoulder), and fucking with his stereo. Needles to say the reason I saw all this was because I had been...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,780
Posted By BMWrider79
I have to second martial arts training as being...

I have to second martial arts training as being helpful. As was a childhood of trying to be Evel Knievel on a BMX bike. The three times I've had getoffs in the last twenty years (thank you for the...
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,758
Posted By BMWrider79
You could also checkout Siebenrock's version ...

You could also checkout Siebenrock's version

http://shop.siebenrock.com/images/product_images/info_images/35903.jpg

I've got one on my ST and it works very well.
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,823
Posted By BMWrider79
Am I the only one who feels a bit sad those bikes...

Am I the only one who feels a bit sad those bikes aren't out being ridden?
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,395
Posted By BMWrider79
Check out the Battery Doc. It is a portable...

Check out the Battery Doc. It is a portable charger that will work with your battery. I have had one save my ass when my rotor went while on a long trip. Charged the battery overnight and it was...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,722
Posted By BMWrider79
I put a taller 5th in my '83ST when I rebuilt the...

I put a taller 5th in my '83ST when I rebuilt the gearbox and, for the type of roads that are here in Japan, it was the perfect fit. I am able to enjoy the narrow twisty slow two-lane roads that are...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,250
Posted By BMWrider79
I've read that soda doesn't do good things to...

I've read that soda doesn't do good things to rough cast engines. Never seen it personally so can't really say if it's true.
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,250
Posted By BMWrider79
Check out Machinerycleanery.com brushes. They...

Check out Machinerycleanery.com brushes. They work great and you don't have to worry about getting crap in your engine (which I've been told happens quite often when blasting)
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,904
Posted By BMWrider79
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