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Forum: Equipment 10-26-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By jdiaz
I've had that same trailer for ten years. Pulls...

I've had that same trailer for ten years. Pulls like a dream.
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,063
Posted By jdiaz
95RON octane is the entry level fuel in western...

95RON octane is the entry level fuel in western Europe.....equates to 90-91AKI here.

BG44K is probably not available over there, but plenty of Wurth or Lubro-Moly additives are. Check the...
Forum: EMEA 08-08-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,320
Posted By jdiaz
Just store it in Heidelberg with Knopf Tours. I...

Just store it in Heidelberg with Knopf Tours. I think he only charges USD300 per year.
Forum: Regional forums 08-08-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 108,915
Posted By jdiaz
I feel fine. :deal

I feel fine. :deal
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By jdiaz
With the big fuel pump recall, dealerships are...

With the big fuel pump recall, dealerships are probably buried right now with warranty work.
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,285
Posted By jdiaz
Has it not received its first valve clearance...

Has it not received its first valve clearance inspection? The only time I've had cold start issues was with tight exhaust valves or an old battery.
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 869
Views: 135,353
Posted By jdiaz
Whoa, that might reel me in at $13k.

Whoa, that might reel me in at $13k.
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 869
Views: 135,353
Posted By jdiaz
Sat on it at the Chicago show last...

Sat on it at the Chicago show last night......handlebar and foot peg position is darn near perfect, and the bike felt tiny and light between my knees. Could be a winner, but its $15k. :huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 12,709
Posted By jdiaz
My 1988 K75 is still on its original fuel pump! ...

My 1988 K75 is still on its original fuel pump! Fingers crossed.
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,865
Posted By jdiaz
My wife traveled via R75/5 for years, even after...

My wife traveled via R75/5 for years, even after buying much more modern sport touring rides. Had one flat tire, and the spline coupling rivets let go once when we were in British Columbia. Other...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By jdiaz
There were a lot of changes in the 1990's as BMW...

There were a lot of changes in the 1990's as BMW changed the spark plug specification from two electrodes to four electrodes and back to three electrodes to try and improve the low-speed operation. ...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,763
Posted By jdiaz
I never spent less time working on a motorcycle...

I never spent less time working on a motorcycle than my 1983 CB650SC.
Forum: The Garage 11-09-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,803
Posted By jdiaz
My wife took a trip to Daytona and back one March...

My wife took a trip to Daytona and back one March on her naked R75/5 with only those mitts and an electric jacket to keep her warm. They work really well. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 260,886
Posted By jdiaz
Hey, its Harley's new F650/800 lineup! Enjoy the...

Hey, its Harley's new F650/800 lineup! Enjoy the brand damage that us BMW riders have been suffering with since 1997. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,004
Posted By jdiaz
First time I rode a basic R1200GS in 2005, I...

First time I rode a basic R1200GS in 2005, I thought it was an F650 on steroids. Way lighter than the Oilheads I'd had before.
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,176
Posted By jdiaz
I think its mostly how you feel about the noise....

I think its mostly how you feel about the noise. I had an RS with 88k miles on the original parts, and was fine with the rattle.

They are certainly easy enough to change if you don't like the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,479
Posted By jdiaz
The ground problem is probably related to the...

The ground problem is probably related to the starter. $5 rebuild kit and a couple hours of goofing around. The other stuff can't be that tough.....these bikes are simple.

Join the BMW/DFW club...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 31,448
Posted By jdiaz
I'm going thru this now on my K1200GT.....have a...

I'm going thru this now on my K1200GT.....have a final drive with about 1mm of slop. Drive has under 20k miles on it.

These new bikes are going to drive me insane. Glad we kept the old ones to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By jdiaz
Sorta like this. ...

Sorta like this.

http://store.bobsbmw.com/Thumbnail.aspx?maxWidth=495&maxHeight=308&filename=/files/products/8cc5e9309791632.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By jdiaz
IIRC, there should be two hooks at the front of...

IIRC, there should be two hooks at the front of the tank attached to the leading edge of the gas tank cover, and then some glued-on heavy duty velcro at the back of the tank underneath the leading...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,645
Posted By jdiaz
My bike has sounded like that when cold for the...

My bike has sounded like that when cold for the last 23 years. :dunno
Forum: Racing 09-27-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,200
Posted By jdiaz
Thanks for the pics and description. i've been...

Thanks for the pics and description. i've been to that part of Sardegna some years ago, and in fact everywhere we went on the island was killer special test terrain. :D

Best of luck to your son...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By jdiaz
I have parents in Oceanside and a sister in...

I have parents in Oceanside and a sister in Temecula, plus I like Nessy's Burgers. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By jdiaz
The wheels are soft. Watch out for potholes in...

The wheels are soft. Watch out for potholes in the construction zone at 76 and the 15, since its obvious they aren't going to finish that construction for another five years or so. :bluduh
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,201
Posted By jdiaz
I sold a running R1100RSL with bags for $1500.

I sold a running R1100RSL with bags for $1500.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,685
Posted By jdiaz
Chunk of carbon between valve face and seat?

Chunk of carbon between valve face and seat?
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 317,524
Posted By jdiaz
An easy check on the Hall effect plate......pull...

An easy check on the Hall effect plate......pull the little cover mounted to the timing cover, start the bike, and point a hair dryer at the plate. If its bad, it should shut the bike off quickly.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,516
Posted By jdiaz
+1. In not many more years, we'll be getting...

+1. In not many more years, we'll be getting charged $38 for a BMW oil filter. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,516
Posted By jdiaz
I have the same headlight shell outer holder as...

I have the same headlight shell outer holder as you, which I believe needs to mate with the 491 part.
I just bought one two years ago when I rebuilt a wrecked 91 K75. Try Max BMW.
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,516
Posted By jdiaz
Yes, that seems consistent. The 491 part was...

Yes, that seems consistent. The 491 part was post-1990? when the standard K75 bikes went to the giant piece of black plastic around the headlight.

Yo Hammick! You want the -491 part. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,516
Posted By jdiaz
Hmm. The K100 part has a different part number...

Hmm. The K100 part has a different part number on the Max BMW site than the K75 part.

K100: 62 21 1 459 374 $42.18
K75: 62 21 1 459 491 $37.27
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By jdiaz
The ignition switch wiring was a weak point on...

The ignition switch wiring was a weak point on all these R1100's. Someone in the factory was a little overzealous with the zip tie gun. :D
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,516
Posted By jdiaz
You need Item 1 to go on the forks first, and...

You need Item 1 to go on the forks first, and then your headlight holder screws to that. That's the way it is on my bike.

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMid/B0001981.png?v=04302013
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-10-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By jdiaz
Askel is not far away.

Askel is not far away.
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By jdiaz
My bike has always varied with...

My bike has always varied with temperature......below 85F the idle is right where its supposed to be, but in really hot weather it will dip lower at random.
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By jdiaz
There is no guarantee that the tach is reading...

There is no guarantee that the tach is reading correctly. After 25 years, both the tach and speedo on my K75 read high.

Just leave it alone and put some miles on it. :D
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,073
Posted By jdiaz
Repeat after me: always disconnect the battery...

Repeat after me: always disconnect the battery lead before working on your bike's electrical system. Just remove the screw from the ground cable next to the left front footpeg.

Everything...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,988
Posted By jdiaz
Yeah, its easily worth that money. When I look...

Yeah, its easily worth that money. When I look at how nice all the black parts look, plus its already got a high seat and side panel conversion done....I can't believe it has 70k miles.
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,988
Posted By jdiaz
Ah, ok. I've done this conversion too. :lol3 ...

Ah, ok. I've done this conversion too. :lol3 Try looking at Gina's BMW.....she seems to get a lot of starter BMWs in.

Any +1 on getting a '95 model.....the three spoke wheels and big alternator...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,988
Posted By jdiaz
If you want a K75S, then buy a K75S. There are...

If you want a K75S, then buy a K75S. There are plenty of cheap ones around, and having done this whole fairing conversion dance myself a couple times, you want to buy one with all the parts.

Just...
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