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Forum: Parallel Universe 10-13-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 16,342
Posted By windypoint
I don't know your schedule or timing. but why not...

I don't know your schedule or timing. but why not find an inmate to store it and make next Summer happen. There are many other routes to try on the way back.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-13-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,078
Posted By windypoint
It's been a few years since I was there last. It...

It's been a few years since I was there last. It is great, I think a sport coat is required. Check
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By windypoint
Not sure how well this applies. I have broken in...

Not sure how well this applies. I have broken in many air cooled airplane engines which are remarkably similar to BMW airheads and all the old school really good aircraft mechanics recommend mineral...
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,109
Posted By windypoint
Be sure to look under options as a feet on the...

Be sure to look under options as a feet on the ground option is also available.
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,109
Posted By windypoint
Check out this cool website. Just add the bike...

Check out this cool website. Just add the bike you are interested in and your height/inseam and it will show how you fit.
http://cycle-ergo.com/
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-09-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,078
Posted By windypoint
Try Flying Fish for food.

Try Flying Fish for food.
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,483
Posted By windypoint
The speedo jump is a well discussed issue on the...

The speedo jump is a well discussed issue on the forum. The fix is not cheap. I would offer in the $6000 range at most. The speedo is around $450 for a new one or you can have it repaired.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-03-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,828
Posted By windypoint
If you go the Kubota route, skip the backhoe and...

If you go the Kubota route, skip the backhoe and get an enclosed cab. Blowing snow in the Winter is not fun when it's blowing and you are freezing your ..s off. Warm cab in Winter and Cool in Summer....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 969
Posted By windypoint
It's hard to say without more information, but I...

It's hard to say without more information, but I would hazard an opinion that you are not looking ahead far enough and processing your attack. I find looking at where you are wanting to be and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-23-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By windypoint
I smell a fart.

I smell a fart.
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By windypoint
I put the Costco bamboo product down in a bedroom...

I put the Costco bamboo product down in a bedroom and really like it, Wears like iron and easy to install.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-15-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By windypoint
Well done. It was nice to read this as I have my...

Well done. It was nice to read this as I have my morning coffee. Good start for the day.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 9,452
Posted By windypoint
All I know is that the ABS saved my ass once when...

All I know is that the ABS saved my ass once when I let it hang out too far. I was passing a semi truck on wet road with what I thought was plenty of time. As I was mid trailer a car came over the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,133
Posted By windypoint
I don't think that any of the engineers that...

I don't think that any of the engineers that design the new BMW's ride or work on them. They can't possibly design the current bike and look a mechanic in the face without cowering.
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,104
Posted By windypoint
Welcome to the club. How many miles are on it and...

Welcome to the club. How many miles are on it and what has been done in the recent past for maintenance? They are great bikes, with a few areas to keep watch on and maintain.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By windypoint
THAT is very good advice.

THAT is very good advice.
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,677
Posted By windypoint
I doubt the vents pictured will move much air. A...

I doubt the vents pictured will move much air. A solar fan will help and painting the top of the unit with aluminized roof coating will benefit. Many solar fans are available for RV use....
Forum: Airheads 08-24-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,781
Posted By windypoint
I had a tall Parabellum on my GS and did not like...

I had a tall Parabellum on my GS and did not like the buffeting. I went to a Gustafson tall stock type and prefer the look and much better for buffeting. The protection from the elements I leave to...
Forum: Alaska 08-23-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,671
Posted By windypoint
Living Haines for twenty one years and taking the...

Living Haines for twenty one years and taking the ferry once a year lets me voice my opinion that's all. Interior Alaskans are a tough sell.
Forum: Vendors 08-23-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,425
Posted By windypoint
Do you have any references from other clients?

Do you have any references from other clients?
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,886
Posted By windypoint
My first bike in 1970 was a Yamaha 250. Good...

My first bike in 1970 was a Yamaha 250. Good starter and then a series of BMW's including my current 93 GSPD. I just purchased a nearly new 12 Glee Strom and find it very invigorating. I may be easy...
Forum: Alaska 08-22-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,671
Posted By windypoint
I don't know how old you are but Sleeping on the...

I don't know how old you are but Sleeping on the floor with little screaming kids around is worth the money for a cabin. Whatever floats your boat.
Forum: Alaska 08-21-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,671
Posted By windypoint
I believe you will find that in October the...

I believe you will find that in October the driver goes for free. ( Big savings) Use the savings to book a cabin as the other sleeping options are not much fun in October.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By windypoint
Crazy video

Just saw a video of a crash with an interesting ending.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/08/19/biker-crashes-into-car-lands-standing-on-its-roof/?intcmp=features
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-19-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,927
Posted By windypoint
Just saw this post. Glad it worked out. Well done.

Just saw this post. Glad it worked out. Well done.
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By windypoint
To my knowledge the PD colors were Teal, Red and...

To my knowledge the PD colors were Teal, Red and Purple. The Black was the Classic color. That said the colors of the photo are much better than stock.
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 41,855
Posted By windypoint
:clap I have enjoyed your account of the...

:clap
I have enjoyed your account of the adventure as well. As long as your health returns, the accident will become an interesting part of the adventure in the future. I have travelled in Mexico...
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,152
Posted By windypoint
Your other option at Max BMW. <TABLE...

Your other option at Max BMW.
<TABLE style="BORDER-TOP: rgb(102,102,102) 1px solid; BORDER-RIGHT: rgb(102,102,102) 1px solid; WIDTH: 512px; BORDER-BOTTOM: rgb(102,102,102) 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT:...
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,152
Posted By windypoint
I had the same problem on my PD. It will get...

I had the same problem on my PD. It will get worse. You might want to do a thread search. There are a few guys here that can fix it. A new one is expensive. I finally put a gps on the bike and used...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 41,855
Posted By windypoint
Sorry to read about the problems. Please keep us...

Sorry to read about the problems. Please keep us in the loop on how the Mexican authorities handle this. Did you ever get your gear back?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-14-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By windypoint
I live 12 miles West of Walla Walla on a ranch....

I live 12 miles West of Walla Walla on a ranch. Shoot me a PM if it will work.
Ken
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 20,327
Posted By windypoint
Are you certain you want to go on this trip with...

Are you certain you want to go on this trip with him?
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By windypoint
Try this ...

Try this
https://www.boxxerparts.de/product_info.php?info=p676_Gearbox-Monolever-R-series-from-09-1980-without-kick-starter-in-exchange.html&XTCsid=o5j3r9rb4t9tq0dr9fb12k6281
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By windypoint
I know it sounds crazy, but since I have a PD I...

I know it sounds crazy, but since I have a PD I always check ebay in Motorcycle parts for r100 and I have seen a few trannys in the past .

I just checked there are 4 listed for the R80 at the...
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,303
Posted By windypoint
Here is one I have been drooling over. Buy it and...

Here is one I have been drooling over. Buy it and take the temptation away from me.
http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/4588086275.html
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,673
Posted By windypoint
I have the Klim Badlands set and would not buy it...

I have the Klim Badlands set and would not buy it again. Pants leak in the crotch and the jacket is very hot when it is over 90 degrees. Buy seasonal sets and frog togs.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-16-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,770
Posted By windypoint
But does it have ABS? ...

But does it have ABS?
http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq251/alaskakingsalmon/ABS_zps6fb7640b.jpg (http://s453.photobucket.com/user/alaskakingsalmon/media/ABS_zps6fb7640b.jpg.html)
Forum: Vendors 07-09-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By windypoint
Wish that had been posted 6 months ago. I just...

Wish that had been posted 6 months ago. I just finished repainting mine. I'm sure someone will scoop this up.
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,928
Posted By windypoint
Try this one http://www.searchtempest.com/

Try this one
http://www.searchtempest.com/
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,085
Posted By windypoint
There is one in Tri-Cities. It is close to you. ...

There is one in Tri-Cities. It is close to you.
http://ridenowtricities.reachlocal.net/default.asp?page=xNewInventoryDetail&id=754341&p=2&make=ktm&s=Year&d=D&vt=motorcycle%20%2F%20scooter
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