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Forum: Airheads 04-07-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Poll: Ride naked?
Views: 1,074
Posted By john112deere
Detachable windscreen- the screen is an original...

Detachable windscreen- the screen is an original BMW part, the bracket may or may not be (it has some "custom" repairs, for sure).

I tend to use it on trips where I anticipate over an half an...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By john112deere
That's my current plan... I'd like to see those...

That's my current plan... I'd like to see those five zeros at least once more on this bike.

We had a fire drill the other day at work, and ended up standing next to a Harley. One of my friends...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By john112deere
100k on my R80

Figured this was worthy of a post:

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u278/john112deere/IMG_2026_zps04661c4d.jpg

Loaded up and on my way to Maine for the weekend when it rolled over:
...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By john112deere
Follow-up post to confirm that the 410 switch is...

Follow-up post to confirm that the 410 switch is a direct plug-in (on an '86, anyway), and is exactly like the original US switch except it also allows you to switch the main lamp off, or dim it to a...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By john112deere
Great- thank you!

Great- thank you!
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By john112deere
That's what I'm thinking...but I'm also pretty...

That's what I'm thinking...but I'm also pretty sure I don't want to get into wiring modification beyond plug-and-play at the moment.
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By john112deere
'86 left handlebar switch

I suspect the answer may be in this forum somewhere already, but I don't have much luck searching in here. :norton

Busted the blinker switch on my '86 R80 Friday evening. It's been intermittently...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By john112deere
Max NH is about 200 miles of White Mountains from...

Max NH is about 200 miles of White Mountains from here. And about 5 miles from the beach.

I usually pick up my parts in person. :evil
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-05-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By john112deere
Yep- I remember you. Gawd it was...

Yep- I remember you.

Gawd it was miserable-hot through that stretch...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-04-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By john112deere
airhead to Acadia

Had a few days off this past weekend, so I went for a bike ride. Wasn't entirely sure which direction I was headed even as I left; I really wanted to go to the Thousand Islands, but the weather...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,249
Posted By john112deere
I'll be curious to watch it over the long run,...

I'll be curious to watch it over the long run, though.

I'm, uh, comfortably younger than virtually everybody who's ever come up to me a parking lot to talk about my bike. (Hint: my monolever is...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,180
Posted By john112deere
Just make sure your safety straps can't get...

Just make sure your safety straps can't get caught in the wheel. At best, it's startling at highway speed.

(Being a cheapskate, I tend to put my stuff into those plastic bags from the grocery...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,219
Posted By john112deere
Yeah, the battery is my biggest concern... I can...

Yeah, the battery is my biggest concern... I can just about picture running out of juice partway through and having to walk home for the pickup. Maybe I'll see if my battery tender will fit under...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,219
Posted By john112deere
MSF - experienced rider course on an airhead?

I am considering taking the (Vermont) MSF "experienced rider" course this spring...

As near as I can tell, for the skills one (that is, not the beginner course or license waiver) you're required...
Forum: Airheads 10-21-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,212
Posted By john112deere
I'm a little obsessive about tracking MPG in my...

I'm a little obsessive about tracking MPG in my pickup.

The bike...not so much. Fill it to the nearest whole-dollar amount of gas that'll fit in the tank, ride 'til I hit reserve, repeat. Rarely...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-05-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By john112deere
Thanks for all the suggestions!

Thanks for all the suggestions!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-30-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By john112deere
I'm a little over 7,000 miles this season-...

I'm a little over 7,000 miles this season- certainly enough to justify spending what it costs for a comfortable and safe helmet.

I'll have to check out that new HJC- thanks!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-30-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By john112deere
Budget is...flexible. I'd like to keep it under...

Budget is...flexible. I'd like to keep it under $250 or so, but I'd be willing to go higher for a good reason.

Currently wearing a basic HJC full-face. Can't remember the model number. Fits ok,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-30-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By john112deere
The only trouble with Max's is that every time I...

The only trouble with Max's is that every time I go there, I end up buying a whole lot more BMW parts than I thought I needed...:deal

Thanks!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-30-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By john112deere
New England (northern?) helmet shopping

I tried searching for threads without much success...

My current helmet is probably about due for replacement by next spring.

I could spend countless hours researching helmets and wrapping...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-12-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By john112deere
Option two is nutty enough to entertain me, while...

Option two is nutty enough to entertain me, while being fairly easy. There's probably only a handful of US states I'd consider trying it in, but fortunately I live in one. (Practically the whole...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-11-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By john112deere
riding all the roads, or all of a road

I have a couple ideas floating around in my head. I believe they were sucked into vacuum created by the last shreds of my sanity disappearing recently, but John Lincoln Wright* may also be...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 272
Posted By john112deere
'86 choke cable help

Bike is an '86 R80, reasonably stock as far as I know...but who knows what could've happened in the 24 years and 83k miles before I knew her.

Chokes stopped functioning properly last week; I found...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,946
Posted By john112deere
I don't think I'll ever think I'm that good,...

I don't think I'll ever think I'm that good, either- and if I do, I'll be wrong.

Crap happen, people make mistakes. Sometimes nothing comes of it and sometimes it ends real bad.



Riding is...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,946
Posted By john112deere
I'm gonna have to do some research on actual,...

I'm gonna have to do some research on actual, quantitative abrasion resistance of Carhartts...

In college I bet I wore Carhartts 340 days a year; I still would if I didn't need to dress nicer for...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,946
Posted By john112deere
Yeah...hmm...I'm going to have to spend some time...

Yeah...hmm...I'm going to have to spend some time thinking about whether I want to redraw my line of how much safety gear to wear, I suppose. (And, if I do, where to draw it.)

I'm not riding on...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,946
Posted By john112deere
Took the pants back to the place I bought...

Took the pants back to the place I bought 'em...the guy said the person who handles that stuff was out today, but he was quite helpful, and promised she'll get back to me first thing next week.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2011, 03:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,946
Posted By john112deere
That's probably a good idea. I got hung up on...

That's probably a good idea. I got hung up on overpants initially because I wanted to be able to commute in them- work pretty well for that, but I guess I don't need two pair.

Thanks!


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Forum: Equipment 07-08-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,946
Posted By john112deere
overpants - question/rant

I'm a new rider. Only had a road-legal bike for about a month. Bought my gear before I got the bike, knowing that I probably wouldn't end up with ideal gear, but figuring that was better than...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-25-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,435
Posted By john112deere
Quality of practice does seem to be a theme...

Quality of practice does seem to be a theme here...guess I know what I need to do.

I'm signed up for the state's Rider Education Program- Beginner course in a couple weeks. (That's the...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-21-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,435
Posted By john112deere
Thanks for the encouragement- and advice! ...

Thanks for the encouragement- and advice!

I'd planned on as many weekend trips as possible this summer anyway (gave my life to work last summer- nice cash, and I was having fun, but glad it was a...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-20-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,435
Posted By john112deere
zero to capable(?) in a year-ish???

I don't see an intro forum...please move this, with my apologies, if I'm in the wrong place. (Also I'll apologize in advance for a rather rambling post...I'm thinking out loud as well as seeking...
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