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Forum: Airheads 11-23-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,982
Posted By RaystheBMW
Nice winter project. I love watching these...

Nice winter project. I love watching these running documentaries of progress so keep up with the pictures! Awesome that your wife lets you have a 'shoffice' too. Grandpa is smiling for sure.
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By RaystheBMW
+1 GEICO. About $200 a full year for 2 bikes....

+1 GEICO. About $200 a full year for 2 bikes. Just don't get a DUI conviction, because they will drop you instantly!
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By RaystheBMW
I try to keep the aluminum fins on the bottom of...

I try to keep the aluminum fins on the bottom of the oil pan nice and clean. Over time, thick gunk build-up acts as an insulation, which means higher heat in the sump.
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,276
Posted By RaystheBMW
Yes, keep it real. My fundamental rule is to not...

Yes, keep it real. My fundamental rule is to not say anything online that you wouldn't say directly to a person to their face. Insulting somebody always comes with consequences.
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,276
Posted By RaystheBMW
You can have it good, fast, or cheap. Pick any...

You can have it good, fast, or cheap.
Pick any two.
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,276
Posted By RaystheBMW
That could also be reality in downtown DC. :D

That could also be reality in downtown DC. :D
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By RaystheBMW
This just proves that we are already living the...

This just proves that we are already living the dream that they are trying to sell!
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,276
Posted By RaystheBMW
My question is, are you still a hipster if you...

My question is, are you still a hipster if you admit to being one?
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 21,505
Posted By RaystheBMW
Sounds like a case of "Too many chiefs".

Sounds like a case of "Too many chiefs".
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7,161
Views: 1,435,084
Posted By RaystheBMW
The GPS speedo is very cool. I forgot to ask tho,...

The GPS speedo is very cool. I forgot to ask tho, what happens when you drive in a tunnel?

If you want carrying capacity, maybe you can fit the old sissy bar / backrest so it's easily removable...
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,548
Posted By RaystheBMW
I'm 6-1 and the biggest issue for me is the bent...

I'm 6-1 and the biggest issue for me is the bent knees while riding for more than a couple hours. Some days it's OK, other day not so much. I've often considered putting my feet up over the barrels...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By RaystheBMW
Not to start a gear oil war, but do any brands of...

Not to start a gear oil war, but do any brands of oil actually make gear noise quieter if they are the same weight?
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,211
Posted By RaystheBMW
Happy with mine. Michelin claims superior wet...

Happy with mine. Michelin claims superior wet traction with these, and I haven't pushed that aspect yet. Otherwise they are smooth, grip the road, and track well.
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,030
Posted By RaystheBMW
100 MPH doesn't feel dangerous on a flat smooth...

100 MPH doesn't feel dangerous on a flat smooth road but you have to be ready for wind buffeting when passing big trucks. I just don't like seeing, and hearing, 6000 RPMs for extended times. But...
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By RaystheBMW
There's also a cheaper alternative using only one...

There's also a cheaper alternative using only one new relay. Just get a SPDT relay and socket base. The feed shown coming from the battery is really a new heavy wire coming from the stock load...
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By RaystheBMW
It looks like your stock relay is still used to...

It looks like your stock relay is still used to power the handlebar switch. The switch then activates the low and high beam relays instead of the bulb directly. When you turn the key off, the stock...
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7,161
Views: 1,435,084
Posted By RaystheBMW
I'm officially in awe. Guess you have to be...

I'm officially in awe. Guess you have to be pretty careful around that rear exhaust pipe though! What's your 0-60 time?
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,416
Posted By RaystheBMW
Wonderful weather, nice people, great food, and...

Wonderful weather, nice people, great food, and of course the biggest gathering of airheads I've ever seen. Who could ask for anything more?

The roads around the rally site ranged from winding...
Forum: Airheads 09-19-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,416
Posted By RaystheBMW
I'm leaving around 3 and taking the longer scenic...

I'm leaving around 3 and taking the longer scenic route. Should be fun!
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,416
Posted By RaystheBMW
Can you take a few hours off? I signed up for the...

Can you take a few hours off? I signed up for the 6 o'clock dinner Friday night so I'm thinking of leaving from Rockville around 3, so there's time to get there and set up and not worry about running...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,416
Posted By RaystheBMW
Yea that's a good local spot - wasn't too crowded...

Yea that's a good local spot - wasn't too crowded hopefully.
A hammock and rain fly pack very small and light - ideal for motorcycle trips. There are a number of advantages and disadvantages when...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,416
Posted By RaystheBMW
Where did you go? I'm alright with a little rain,...

Where did you go? I'm alright with a little rain, as long as it's not too cold. I plan on hanging from the trees in a camping hammock.
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,416
Posted By RaystheBMW
OK I'm all signed up. Just hoping for good...

OK I'm all signed up. Just hoping for good camping weather!
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,416
Posted By RaystheBMW
I'll go via Point of Rocks and Charlestown WV.,...

I'll go via Point of Rocks and Charlestown WV., because I-270 is one of my least favorite places to be on Friday afternoon. A group ride sounds like fun, if folks are interested in taking the slower...
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,416
Posted By RaystheBMW
Are you going Friday or Saturday? Direct route or...

Are you going Friday or Saturday? Direct route or back roads?
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,416
Posted By RaystheBMW
They look pretty good! Do you try to keep them...

They look pretty good! Do you try to keep them street legal for resale, or not?
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,416
Posted By RaystheBMW
Nice - I should start asking around and letting...

Nice - I should start asking around and letting people know I'm serious. I had my dad's old Gold Wing for a while but sold it as-is. It hadn't been ridden in years and needed general and minor...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,416
Posted By RaystheBMW
Maybe I'm in the minority, but I think it's...

Maybe I'm in the minority, but I think it's actually easier to ride a bike inside DC than in the surrounding suburbs. In the city traffic is slower and drivers expect to deal with pedestrians, buses,...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,416
Posted By RaystheBMW
I know a guy lives in Virginia and works in...

I know a guy lives in Virginia and works in Gaithersburg MD. A motorcycle was his only form of transportation for 2 years. Drove a Sporty on the DC Beltway just about every day, rain or shine. Brave...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,273
Posted By RaystheBMW
My bike got a new 465 after the original shock...

My bike got a new 465 after the original shock spilled its guts last summer. It looks and fits good, and it rides better than before (not surprising), tho I'm sure its not as good as the high end...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,416
Posted By RaystheBMW
Where do you find those basket cases around here?...

Where do you find those basket cases around here? The stuff on Craigslist is either too much money or already gone by the time I see it. I'd love to take in something that I can tinker on in my spare...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,416
Posted By RaystheBMW
That's traveling pretty light. Was that camping...

That's traveling pretty light. Was that camping under the stars?
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,478
Posted By RaystheBMW
I used a shoe box for containment but indeed a...

I used a shoe box for containment but indeed a plastic bag would be even better. Controlling those tiny parts can make the difference between a free repair or an expensive replacement.
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,416
Posted By RaystheBMW
Lol. That's a stout looking machine! With the...

Lol. That's a stout looking machine! With the right straps anything is possible.
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7,161
Views: 1,435,084
Posted By RaystheBMW
Sporting the new naked look, minus crash bars and...

Sporting the new naked look, minus crash bars and windscreen.

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll89/oil_boiler/ea0cef45-2bf6-4198-b9c9-fdfdd2e8ed48_zpsb77dad08.jpg
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,416
Posted By RaystheBMW
Looks like some good riding up in that area. What...

Looks like some good riding up in that area. What size tent can you pack on an airhead?

There's one minor detail people tend to forget. If you're a light sleeper I would definitely invest in ear...
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,478
Posted By RaystheBMW
If you take apart the turn signal switch, make...

If you take apart the turn signal switch, make sure you are able to catch all the little ball bearings and doo-dads that will come flying out. And if you get it back together, you have the patience...
Forum: Airheads 08-10-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 33,998
Posted By RaystheBMW
My ignition flaked out several times, i.e.,...

My ignition flaked out several times, i.e., stalls and after a minute starts up again. While trouble shooting, I pulled the ICU and the original paste had turned to dust. It was never renewed and I...
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,472
Posted By RaystheBMW
I figure if the bead can start leaking once, it...

I figure if the bead can start leaking once, it can happen again. These rims are soft and have 20+ years of banging and thrashing on them. The tube works for my peace of mind because I have...
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,472
Posted By RaystheBMW
Tire: The tire doesn't hold much air to begin...

Tire:
The tire doesn't hold much air to begin with and any tiny leak around the bead will make you lose significant pressure in a matter of days. I have the same wheel on mine, with the same issue,...
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