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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8,830
Views: 1,611,579
Posted By jackd
Just stumbled upon this thread. Thinking about...

Just stumbled upon this thread. Thinking about getting one of these for the GF but she needs something lower than the stock TU250. I read that it is best not to use the stock rear fender if you go...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,124
Posted By jackd
Hell these days I can barely lift my GS off the...

Hell these days I can barely lift my GS off the ground and I'm still keeping her. I figure I am right sized for this machine until the end of my riding days. The neighbour is an 81 year old with a...
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,124
Posted By jackd
What is the last year the R65 was produced? Saw...

What is the last year the R65 was produced? Saw a R1150R in shortened form yesterday - ridden by a lady. I know that is oilhead territory but does anybody have info on these?
Forum: Canada 04-08-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By jackd
Any thoughts on the Suzuki TU250 anyone?

Any thoughts on the Suzuki TU250 anyone?
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,124
Posted By jackd
Well if you buy an airhead, I know someone in...

Well if you buy an airhead, I know someone in your area that can help you check it out and can help fix it. Why the focus on airheads? I'm interested in putting some effort into your search when...
Forum: Canada 04-03-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By jackd
Welcome to the forum. Feel like going to a pub...

Welcome to the forum. Feel like going to a pub and talking Bikes? There are lots of good suggestions being put forth here and hopefully more will come. My guess is that a dual sport might be the...
Forum: Airheads 03-14-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,430
Posted By jackd
Haven't got my info in front of me right now -...

Haven't got my info in front of me right now - I'm over in New West at my work digs, but the letter I received stated something like 1318 GS machines manufactured for '94. Definitely much higher...
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,430
Posted By jackd
Steve - I approached the guys at Vancouver...

Steve - I approached the guys at Vancouver Motorrad with this question, when I put my '94 GS in the Collector Program. They made the inquiry to BMW Canada directly and got the production number...
Forum: Canada 03-11-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 60,532
Posted By jackd
How you doing Squiffy? There's a couple of new...

How you doing Squiffy? There's a couple of new British pubs in the area that are starting to give some competition to the Crow & Gate. I put the Bumblebee on the road last week and I will be...
Forum: Airheads 03-10-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By jackd
I found a bondo repair to cover a hole that was...

I found a bondo repair to cover a hole that was driven right through the top surface my swingarm, when the Progressive shock let go during a previous life. During that event, the forward lip where...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,901
Posted By jackd
Agreed the Harbor Freight front wheel clamp is...

Agreed the Harbor Freight front wheel clamp is crap. I went for an overhead winch which grabs the rear sub frame via a sling. It holds the bike vertical until I get it tied down.
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,245
Posted By jackd
Nice response Terry. Hopefully that takes a...

Nice response Terry. Hopefully that takes a little bit of the heat off of you. I've never had a problem reaching you to ask you how things are going. Actually I kind of feel guilty when I message you...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,568
Posted By jackd
I've gone a different route to keeping the bike...

I've gone a different route to keeping the bike vertical while nailed down on the lift. I installed a overhead hoist that grabs the bike at the rear sub frame from the top. As the hoist holds it...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,632
Posted By jackd
Me too....

Me too....
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By jackd
I will look in my records when I return home this...

I will look in my records when I return home this week. Be aware that my decals were for a GS and not a PD.
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By jackd
I had the complete set reproduced by a person in...

I had the complete set reproduced by a person in New Mexico a few years ago. Another person on the forum provided the pics of his bike and I forwarded them onward. This was for my '94 GS and I'm...
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,323
Posted By jackd
I replaced my switch with an OEM unit several...

I replaced my switch with an OEM unit several years ago and it still doesn't leak. I would be a little cautious using JB Weld for a sealant. I would probably go for something that had some flex...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By jackd
I might have used something like MEK or Toluene...

I might have used something like MEK or Toluene and eventually naptha to clean my parts. These are readily available at my work place.
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By jackd
Mine cleaned up just fine after it was oil fouled...

Mine cleaned up just fine after it was oil fouled from a cracked rear main seal housing.
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By jackd
In my world (aviation) we don't just use anything...

In my world (aviation) we don't just use anything to lubricate teflon. So I'm not sure if engine oil is the way to go. I do know that synthetic oil is used in certain areas to lubricate teflon...
Forum: Canada 12-11-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,215
Posted By jackd
Come on you guys - don't p!ss on their thread. ...

Come on you guys - don't p!ss on their thread. Obviously they are really into it (strange as it is some people are - but that usually relates to the fairer sex) or they wouldn't have started this...
Forum: Canada 12-11-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,215
Posted By jackd
That dying store chain still puts that out? Will...

That dying store chain still puts that out? Will things never cease to amaze...
Forum: Canada 12-11-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,215
Posted By jackd
Hey I'm already on Christmas vacation and am...

Hey I'm already on Christmas vacation and am hunkering down with cups of tea and tinkering on the bike between naps. I'm just questioning the timing of this... Usually this thread starts right on...
Forum: Canada 12-10-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,215
Posted By jackd
It's only the 10th... :huh

It's only the 10th... :huh
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,246
Posted By jackd
I don't have the original tool kit for my R100GS...

I don't have the original tool kit for my R100GS - nor would I want it. My stock tool tray is stuffed with fairly high quality wrenches, spare plugs, flashlight, and an assortment of sockets and...
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,173
Posted By jackd
I wish you luck in this enterprise. You helped...

I wish you luck in this enterprise. You helped me with your pics of your tank decals from your GS, a few years ago. I took those and sent them to a lady in Arizona, who made repro's of them, which...
Forum: Canada 12-04-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,058
Posted By jackd
When are you coming Lornce?

When are you coming Lornce?
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,717
Posted By jackd
There are a lot harder things to adjust on an...

There are a lot harder things to adjust on an aircraft than the mixture screws on a Bing carb. You just go find the right tool in your box.
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,717
Posted By jackd
Shssssh..... I know that you are a tech, Paul. I...

Shssssh..... I know that you are a tech, Paul. I could have done a better job in 5 minutes. What did you use - Fastweld? For what it's worth I haven't touched my adjustment screws in several years......
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,717
Posted By jackd
I thought you fixed airplanes? Come on, you can...

I thought you fixed airplanes? Come on, you can do better than that....
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By jackd
Victoria Airport designator in your profile name?...

Victoria Airport designator in your profile name? Nice bike you got there. How many miles on it? Welcome from up Island.
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,152
Posted By jackd
I thought that the 21" wheel actually led to...

I thought that the 21" wheel actually led to greater stability.
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,152
Posted By jackd
Terry - I'm getting ready to remove my...

Terry - I'm getting ready to remove my speedometer and send it to you. Sorry for the hi-jack.
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,152
Posted By jackd
From what I remember, the bearings are loose and...

From what I remember, the bearings are loose and the outer races are fixed in position. I generally use naptha (white gas) for my parts cleaning requirements. I don't remember what I put in there,...
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,152
Posted By jackd
A lot of guys tend to dive in and change out...

A lot of guys tend to dive in and change out their stem bearings. At around 42k miles on my GS, I went in planning the same. The bearings were dry but after the clean-up they had no noticeable...
Forum: Canada 11-12-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By jackd
Lucky bastard.... That's one of my favourite...

Lucky bastard.... That's one of my favourite rides these days. I'll be back on it in late March hopefully.
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By jackd
I'm sorry, I forgot about this. P..M. being sent...

I'm sorry, I forgot about this. P..M. being sent right now.
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By jackd
I think the springs do provide a function - just...

I think the springs do provide a function - just not how they come out of the bag. I chopped mine in half and installed them. The original length is much too long and will destroy the ball...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By jackd
I'll take the bean can. I'll send you a p.m., so...

I'll take the bean can. I'll send you a p.m., so you can figure out shipping costs to my address in Canada. (You will ship to Canada, won't you?)
Forum: Canada 11-09-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 60,532
Posted By jackd
The Fox & Hound is just off the TransCanada...

The Fox & Hound is just off the TransCanada Highway - a half block in on the south side of High Street. Good selection of brews and possibly a younger crowd than the Crow.
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