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Forum: Road warriors Today, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By tennessee thumper
Need Bike recon in Dallas

All,

Looking at a 82 Yamaha XS650 in Dallas (oakcliff area).

Need a keen pair of eyes and ears to give me a third party report on the bike before I drive down and buy. Seller is fine with me...
Forum: Airheads Today, 02:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By tennessee thumper
Need bike recon in Dallas

All,

Looking at a 82 Yamaha XS650 in Dallas (oakcliff area).

Need a keen pair of eyes and ears to give me a third party report on the bike before I drive down and buy. Seller is fine...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States Today, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3,693
Views: 147,951
Posted By tennessee thumper
Need a bike inspection in Oakcliff

Fellas,

I need someone with a keen eye to take a look at an 82 Yamaha XS650 for me.

I've talked to the seller and he's okay with a third party putting some eyes and ears on the bike for me. ...
Forum: Old's Cool Today, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,751
Views: 284,614
Posted By tennessee thumper
Need some eyes to check a bike in Dallas

Got my eye on a 82 XS650 in Dallas (Oakcliff area).

Wondering if anyone here is in the area and could put some eyes and ears on the bike for me.

Happy to paypal a few bucks for your time and...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States Today, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By tennessee thumper
Title as is ADV'er? No. Thanks for checkin...

Title as is ADV'er? No.

Thanks for checkin in...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States Yesterday, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By tennessee thumper
Need a bike inspection in Dallas

Looking for someone with a keen eye to check out bike for me in Dallas, preferably someone with some Yamaha XS650 knowledge. Really though, just someone who can give me a good report before I pull...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 21,487
Views: 2,541,173
Posted By tennessee thumper
Arkansas Style

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<iframe width="560" height="315"...
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 68,872
Posted By tennessee thumper
Sure you could wrangle something to fit the rear...

Sure you could wrangle something to fit the rear cowl on the Mystic, though it is a bit small and would require some modification and drilling.

Another option might be obtaining a rear subframe...
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By tennessee thumper
I have a 92 model, as pictured. This was an...

I have a 92 model, as pictured. This was an insurance assessment photo, so all the gear is strapped on.

Last I checked only a few pin stripes and other bits from that years decal set are still...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-02-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8,530
Views: 630,241
Posted By tennessee thumper
Alternate MTV Riding

Oleary, et al,

Sorry I missed you all here in Mountain View a few weeks ago, my schedule is not agreeable with Fri/Sat rides in the summer. Hope to see you all in the fall/winter maybe.

That...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By tennessee thumper
WS offers a great service at a reasonable price....

WS offers a great service at a reasonable price. Mine was serviced at his place for a bouncy needle and a new reset rubber this past winter.

Highly recommended.
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2,634
Views: 380,824
Posted By tennessee thumper
Wanted: Multivario Tank Bag Base R100R-GS

Looking for tank bag mounting base for R100R-GS.

Will take a whole set up if you need to sell the whole thing, prefer just base though.

Part # below:

71602340660
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By tennessee thumper
Double that on checking tire pressure. Front ones...

Double that on checking tire pressure. Front ones are known to leak, I've had issues with rear not holding air as well, seems to be related to temprature...cooler air, more likely to leak.

I...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2,634
Views: 380,824
Posted By tennessee thumper
Right Saddle Bag Needed

CHECK THAT TITLE>>>>>CORRECTION

LEFT side saddle bag from the early-mid 80's with the small latch and (separate smaller key to lock). Keys not important, just want a bag in decent condition.
...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,255
Posted By tennessee thumper
A big heartfelt thanks to Len for all he did for...

A big heartfelt thanks to Len for all he did for fans of classic motorcycles in Cincinnati.

He'll leave some big shoes to fill for all his work and dedication in helping m/c riders in the area.
...
Forum: Airheads 03-10-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,703
Posted By tennessee thumper
Been there....

Traded my /5 a few years back. Was not an easy thing to do...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=649709 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=649709)
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2,634
Views: 380,824
Posted By tennessee thumper
GS Luggage Rack in Chrome-Trade for Black

TRADE FOUND, THANKS!

Hey,

I have a 1992 GSPD with factory luggage racks in chrome. Very good condition, no rust or flaking on chrome. Pics are not the best but they are as described.

Would...
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,193
Posted By tennessee thumper
Memphis Motor Werks

Memphis Motor Werks
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 60,683
Posted By tennessee thumper
Interesting take on the PD with the mystic red. I...

Interesting take on the PD with the mystic red. I was curious to see how the tank would take and hold that much paint.
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 60,683
Posted By tennessee thumper
Pic request for more of the mystic red PD.

Pic request for more of the mystic red PD.
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By tennessee thumper
My 92 PD had a SS brake line when I got it. I use...

My 92 PD had a SS brake line when I got it. I use my front brake quite frequently. Stock set up works fine for me. I would not change it.

My driveway in and out of my house is 1/4 mile hard...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By tennessee thumper
Thanks for the comments.

Thanks for the comments.
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By tennessee thumper
Suspension Rebulid/Re Valve

Spoke with a fella at MX Tech Suspension in Illinois today.

http://www.mx-tech.com/ (http://www.mx-tech.com/)

Seemed to know the Honda 650R well and says it can be set up for my riding style...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21,487
Views: 2,541,173
Posted By tennessee thumper
Suspension Rebuild and revalve

Spoke with a fella at MX Tech Suspension in Illinois today.

http://www.mx-tech.com/ (http://www.mx-tech.com/)

Seemed to know the R well and says it can be set up for my riding style...
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By tennessee thumper
Factory one still available as well ...

Factory one still available as well
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=51691&rnd=03252011 (http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=51691&rnd=03252011)
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,524
Posted By tennessee thumper
Kudos to MAX BMW for doing this. Neat thing to...

Kudos to MAX BMW for doing this. Neat thing to have on in the background and check in on from time to time.

Only obvious thing that seems to be missing is the BMW R90S engine badge. Sure there...
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 882
Posted By tennessee thumper
For what it's worth....a call was made to Bruno...

For what it's worth....a call was made to Bruno this past year, he was less than enthusiastic about rebuilding the stock unit.

Maybe his feelings have changed?


Interesting story...
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 882
Posted By tennessee thumper
I called everywhere looking for a rebuilder on...

I called everywhere looking for a rebuilder on the stock to no avail.

I bought used stock pull offs from folks who went with Ohlins or Wilbers...did it twice until I pulled the trigger on the...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,518
Posted By tennessee thumper
Big Time!

Excellent purchase. MC karma shining on you big time. What a deal on that.

Saw it on Boise craigslist this morning. Good thing you got there quick.

You can find all the parts you need...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,414
Posted By tennessee thumper
Papers, papers, papers...that show maintenance...

Papers, papers, papers...that show maintenance history, work orders, parts installed. Good owners make good bikes to buy. Best to find one that has a documented history.

Shipping or travel to get...
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,318
Posted By tennessee thumper
Touratech ones work with BMW heated grips, if...

Touratech ones work with BMW heated grips, if that makes any difference.

TT are way over priced, in my opinion, but work well and do not interfere with stock windshield on hard L or R turns. They...
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 60,683
Posted By tennessee thumper
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm215/bremoit/D...

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm215/bremoit/DSC00969_zpse94f9dce.jpg (http://s297.photobucket.com/user/bremoit/media/DSC00969_zpse94f9dce.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21,487
Views: 2,541,173
Posted By tennessee thumper
Agreed...I'm helping a buddy pull the trigger on...

Agreed...I'm helping a buddy pull the trigger on his first R.

I bought an 07 with low hours as well. Love it.

Thanks for the comments...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21,487
Views: 2,541,173
Posted By tennessee thumper
Choosing Between 2 R's

Curious about your opinions on this. Two bikes with in a few hundred miles of each other for sale. Deciding between the following.

Bike 1:

2000 model, unknown mileage, good but not super...
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 12,900
Posted By tennessee thumper
Gone but not forgotten

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm215/bremoit/73%20BMW%20750/5naked.jpg (http://s297.photobucket.com/user/bremoit/media/73%20BMW%20750/5naked.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21,487
Views: 2,541,173
Posted By tennessee thumper
Looking for an R

My riding buddy is switching from an L to an R.

He's looking for a mostly stock bike so he can set it up as he likes. All are considered though.

Will drive up to 10hrs or so from Arkansas for...
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,916
Posted By tennessee thumper
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm215/bremoit/R...

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm215/bremoit/R100%20GS%20Big%20Bend/PDRioGrandeArrival.jpg (http://s297.photobucket.com/user/bremoit/media/R100%20GS%20Big%20Bend/PDRioGrandeArrival.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,967
Posted By tennessee thumper
Good find on the link, thanks. I knew it was in...

Good find on the link, thanks. I knew it was in here somewhere.

For what it's worth, I'll be sticking with the Heidi rear, love the wear and grip, perfect for my needs. Will run a tube an have...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,967
Posted By tennessee thumper
Leaky Heidi

Yes...happened to me not long after I got my first Heidi front tire. It happened in cold weather first while out in the bush in Big Bend, TX.

Was running tubeless then...happened a few times when...
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,906
Posted By tennessee thumper
On my second or third Heidenau rear. They do...

On my second or third Heidenau rear. They do rumble, how can they not ? Really it's not bad though.

I'm in a remote part of Stone Co. Arkansas so I need a good knobby tire.

If you live and...
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