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Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,195
Posted By JLeather
I didn't notice which facility it was made in,...

I didn't notice which facility it was made in, but I put a Tourance on my GS 2 years ago (a front) and this winter is dryrotted/cracked slightly around the sidewall. I put another Tourance on...
Forum: Face plant 06-06-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,801
Posted By JLeather
The tires have a date-code on the sidewall if...

The tires have a date-code on the sidewall if you're curious. Usually is day/year all run together in an indented marking. Unless they were really old I doubt it was anything to do with your tires....
Forum: Hacks 05-22-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,383
Posted By JLeather
Admittedly not quite the same thing, but a number...

Admittedly not quite the same thing, but a number of guys have used Polaris snowmobile jugs and pistons on 2-stroke streetbike bottom ends (H2, RD, etc) to build some nasty street bikes.
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By JLeather
Thanks everyone for the input. It was indeed the...

Thanks everyone for the input. It was indeed the battery. I picked up a Deka ETX30L today (a CarQuest rebrand since I have an account with them but it's made by Deka) and the bike fired up in one...
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By JLeather
Well, it appears that it is likely the battery. ...

Well, it appears that it is likely the battery. I have 12.9 volts when the bike is off, but as soon as I turn the key on (and the buzzing starts) the battery voltage drops to ~4 volts :huh. So, I...
Forum: Airheads 06-29-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By JLeather
Well, it doesn't appear to be a battery problem. ...

Well, it doesn't appear to be a battery problem. The battery is a WestCo AGM. Not sure the exact model but it's big, fills up the whole battery tray. I cleaned all the connections and reinstalled...
Forum: Airheads 06-29-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By JLeather
Apparently I can't embed this video, but clicking...

Apparently I can't embed this video, but clicking the link takes you to it:

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k113/JLeatherman_CF/Bikes/1993%20R100GSPD/th_VID_20130629_132727_758_zps9042a098.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 06-29-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By JLeather
To further add to the mystery the tach is moving...

To further add to the mystery the tach is moving while the bike is making the noise. It kind if sounds like a relay buzzing perhaps? I'm gonna try and take a video.
Forum: Airheads 06-29-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By JLeather
R100GSPD Won't Crank

I realized today that I hadn't started my R100GSPD ('93) in several weeks so I thought I'd take a moment and warm her up before I mowed the yard. The bike is kept on a battery tender and the tender...
Forum: Face plant 06-27-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 34,320
Posted By JLeather
+1 And less drunk drivers.

+1

And less drunk drivers.
Forum: Face plant 06-27-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,847
Posted By JLeather
My auto/motorcycle policy does not cover any...

My auto/motorcycle policy does not cover any personnel medical liability, and there's no rider I can purchase through either Erie (auto) or Progressive (bikes) that will. My agent, who I've had for...
Forum: Hacks 06-26-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3,194
Views: 539,235
Posted By JLeather
NFI, just ran across this on my local craigslist....

NFI, just ran across this on my local craigslist. Seems like a good deal.

http://frederick.craigslist.org/mcy/3894650520.html
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7,950
Views: 3,093,340
Posted By JLeather
The CB750 chopper I just built, out for the...

The CB750 chopper I just built, out for the shakedown run with my buddy on his rigid CB750.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-24-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,571
Posted By JLeather
So, in case you couldn't tell, the name of the...

So, in case you couldn't tell, the name of the bike ended up coming from the tank paint. It was gonna be called either "Night Moves" or "Burt Reynolds" (because what's more 70's than Burt Reynolds?)...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-24-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,571
Posted By JLeather
At this point my buddy Matt came over again and...

At this point my buddy Matt came over again and wired the bike. He did a killer job, but unfortunately I don't have any pics. I stole a nice little custom speedo out of his stash of parts (all his...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-24-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,571
Posted By JLeather
Also cleaned up the rear suspension parts, which...

Also cleaned up the rear suspension parts, which came out way nicer than I expected them to.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-24-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,571
Posted By JLeather
Fast forward another couple of weeks (because of...

Fast forward another couple of weeks (because of a quick kitchen remodel that killed my spare time) and it was time for the real tear-down. Everything came apart, frame got sanded back to bare metal...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-24-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,571
Posted By JLeather
Once I had the tank figured out I tore the bike...

Once I had the tank figured out I tore the bike the rest of the way down. It was early May before I had time to do much more than order parts (of which there were many). While I was working out of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-24-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,571
Posted By JLeather
I want to smile when I see this bike in the...

I want to smile when I see this bike in the garage. I'm not usually the type to clean, polish, paint, re-chrome, etc on my builds. Usually I like crusty bikes. Hell, the last bike show I went to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-24-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,571
Posted By JLeather
"Acid Sunrise" a CB750 chopper

I know this isn't usually a chopper forum, but there are a few of my fellow delinquents around so I'm posting this anyway. The build is mostly done so I can get pretty much all of this at one time...
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2,663
Views: 448,183
Posted By JLeather
Got it. Thx. I meant I've got a couple good...

Got it. Thx. I meant I've got a couple good pairs of the hella signals. No extra covers in my stash of parts.
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2,663
Views: 448,183
Posted By JLeather
I got a couple pairs of good used originals. ...

I got a couple pairs of good used originals. What's a "peanut cover"? I'll make sure they're in good shape and pm you a price.
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2,663
Views: 448,183
Posted By JLeather
Posted a nice /2 sidestand in the regular FM: ...

Posted a nice /2 sidestand in the regular FM:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=880264
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By JLeather
They stopped stamping the dipstick area in '84...

They stopped stamping the dipstick area in '84 apparently. The bike is a '93, nothing marked on the dipstick area. The VIN that's on the frame is no problem, full 17 digits. I even ran a "cyclecheck"...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By JLeather
R100GSPD Engine Number for registration purposes?

I went to retitle/register my newly acquired R100GSPD yesterday and I forgot that I would need the engine number. For anyone not living in MD or a similarly PITA state as far as titles are...
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,896
Posted By JLeather
Looks great. I personally prefer the appearance...

Looks great. I personally prefer the appearance of the older GS's like yours. Of course, when a trade falls into your lap you just go with it :clap
Forum: Face plant 04-03-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 34,320
Posted By JLeather
Doesn't sound like he's back in the garage yet,...

Doesn't sound like he's back in the garage yet, but it appears he's doing better little-by-little. Here's his Girlfriend's last response on the SOHC/4 forum:

Hi!
So somehow, either I managed to...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,896
Posted By JLeather
Thanks for the comments guys. I also just...

Thanks for the comments guys. I also just noticed it's leaving a small drip on the floor from the transmission cover gasket. I guess I'll re-seal that while it's out for the spline lube.
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,650
Posted By JLeather
Dave, I'm sorry to hear about the struggles with...

Dave, I'm sorry to hear about the struggles with Jesse's, although you sound like so many others on the forum. My 1100GS came with Jesse's, so I didn't have to buy or mount them. All I know is I...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,896
Posted By JLeather
Ok, so how much work is it to just verify the...

Ok, so how much work is it to just verify the circlip mod has been done? The transmissionw as rebuilt with new bearings a few thousand miles ago by a local independent shop with reasonable BMW...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,650
Posted By JLeather
Brittrunyon, what bags are those on your happy...

Brittrunyon, what bags are those on your happy trails racks?

I wanted to stick with metal bags so they would be actually water-proof for camping, keep my tools and such from getting broken in a...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,796
Posted By JLeather
Soak the header wrap in water before you start...

Soak the header wrap in water before you start and wear some good mechanic's gloves. I hate what fiberglass does to my skin.
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,650
Posted By JLeather
I thought that might be the case. If it weren't...

I thought that might be the case. If it weren't for the price I'd be leaning towards those for sure. I've searched a lot of the old threads on the forum, but a lot of the links are now bad and the...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,650
Posted By JLeather
Basic R100GSPD Pannier Racks?

I'm not a big fan of the factory BMW plastic panniers on my '93 R100GSPD. I want to set the bike up for more off-roading and I'm concerned about how they'll fare in any sort of tumble. I want more...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,900
Posted By JLeather
Mine kick-starts just fine. In all honesty, on a...

Mine kick-starts just fine. In all honesty, on a warm day it's 1-2 kicks tops.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k113/JLeatherman_CF/Bikes/VW%20Motorcycle/CIMG0164.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 40,461
Posted By JLeather
You still got the BMVW? Making any progress?

You still got the BMVW? Making any progress?
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,896
Posted By JLeather
When did they stop putting the kickstart on them?...

When did they stop putting the kickstart on them? I tried kickstarting it for fun and it wasn't happening. The head rebuild included some port work and decking (mentioned in the receipt) and I...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,896
Posted By JLeather
My first Airhead GS

Picked this old girl up in a trade over the weekend; 1993 R100GSPD. Didn't come with much of the history, but a folder of receipts for some interesting goodies. In the last 5 years it's had the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,880
Posted By JLeather
I probably overpaid for my 1100GS. Not...

I probably overpaid for my 1100GS. Not initially, but by the time I fixed the little issues I couldn't see because I was blinded by how much I wanted it. But you know what? My wife LOVES riding on...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,755
Posted By JLeather
I'll second the Euro MotoElectrics hose. I used...

I'll second the Euro MotoElectrics hose. I used that one, cut one leg short and used the clamps it came with. Couldn't have been easier.
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