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Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By tominboise
Here is an R100GS for sale, if anyone is interested - not mine

I saw this on Craigslist, if anyone is interested. Condition seems nice, price seems high, but maybe not....This is not my bike nor do I know who the owner is. It is on the other side of the state...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,043
Posted By tominboise
OK, all good advice. The bike is an '82 with an...

OK, all good advice. The bike is an '82 with an unknown amount of owners and miles on it. I think generally it's been pretty well cared for over the years. I've owned for 18 months and have been...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,588
Posted By tominboise
This is my plan, too. There is another link on...

This is my plan, too. There is another link on this forum that has a couple of pics of the optical sensor mounted on the enduralast alternator.
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,043
Posted By tominboise
Leaking push rod tubes question

The push rod tubes are leaking on my R80g/s. Am I correct in assuming that this requires new tubes with new seals or is it possible to replace the seals only? If new tubes, then OEM BMW or some...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By tominboise
How quiet ( or loud ) is the current version of...

How quiet ( or loud ) is the current version of the hornet? I've been using an Arai XD - original version, which I like but it's pretty loud inside and the visor has started vibrating under...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2,419
Views: 435,848
Posted By tominboise
So my new to me R1100R has 27k miles on it, and...

So my new to me R1100R has 27k miles on it, and all the clutch action happens when the lever is practically released. Is it reasonable to assume that the clutch is not worn out at this stage of the...
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,605
Posted By tominboise
Sorry - from Meyer.....

Sorry - from Meyer.....
Forum: Airheads 03-18-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,605
Posted By tominboise
Just ordered a black single seat for my R80g/s. ...

Just ordered a black single seat for my R80g/s. Total was 262 Euros delivered to Idaho. Will advise when it arrives and i get it fitted.

Thanks for the links - you guys cost me lots of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-18-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,593
Posted By tominboise
Nicely done on the '96, even if it was only...

Nicely done on the '96, even if it was only raising it from the dead.

Waiting on the '05 build.

Sometimes long for dumping the three i have now and going the way you are headed....
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2,419
Views: 435,848
Posted By tominboise
Am I wrong in assuming that a set of GS1100 spoke...

Am I wrong in assuming that a set of GS1100 spoke wheels will fit the R1100R without issue, if I am so inclined.
Forum: Airheads 03-07-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,237
Posted By tominboise
EME now selling Sach's ignition systems

I see on the website that EME now sells the Sachs digital ignition system. I am planning to do some upgrades to my R80G/S, installing the EME charging system and the digital ignition system, but...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2,419
Views: 435,848
Posted By tominboise
Late to the party - just bought a '95 R1100R

Been looking around at different bikes to complement my DR350 and my R80G/S and to replace the SV650 I sold last year. Mostly interested in day touring, running around town and thrashing the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By tominboise
1995 R1100R for sale

Local has a 1995 R1100R for sale. 24k miles, basically stock with new tires and recent dealer service, GPS on board and factory luggage and windscreen. He is asking $3200.

Thought I would check...
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,441
Posted By tominboise
Turns out I was half right and half wrong. I...

Turns out I was half right and half wrong. I used 1-1/4" PVC SCH 40 pipe for my spacers....
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,441
Posted By tominboise
1 1/4" sounds right but I won't be able to check...

1 1/4" sounds right but I won't be able to check until the weekend. I used sch 80 PVC.
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 903
Posted By tominboise
Well, I dug around the garage and found 4 more...

Well, I dug around the garage and found 4 more discs, so I added them to the muffler, for a total of 8 discs. Now I will be traveling all week, so will have to do the next test run in a week.
...
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 903
Posted By tominboise
R80G/S top speed run.....

I took my R80G/S out today for a test run. It managed to make 80MPH on a flat run (both directions so no wind assist). The bike had 5 gallons of gas and me geared up (213 lbs with gear). The bike...
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,417
Posted By tominboise
What's the matter with red and white. I like...

What's the matter with red and white. I like it....
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee149/tominboise/P1010506_zps13e14563.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,813
Posted By tominboise
FWIW, when I did this conversion, i set the fork...

FWIW, when I did this conversion, i set the fork oil at the level (length) as specified in the manual. In other words, I matched the original length. I do not have any stiction problems as you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,982
Posted By tominboise
What's the best oil for a cruise ship? Dino or...

What's the best oil for a cruise ship? Dino or synth? And how often should it be changed?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-02-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 20,454
Posted By tominboise
Question on taking these measurements - is this...

Question on taking these measurements - is this with the bike loaded by the rider or not?
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,447
Posted By tominboise
Sweet collection. What fork and triple clamps...

Sweet collection. What fork and triple clamps are you running on the R65?
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By tominboise
Got one on the way - thanks!

Got one on the way - thanks!
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By tominboise
Need a longer shift lever for my 82 R80G/S

I installed some SWT lowered foot pegs, which work great for me. It made a big difference in the ergos of the bike. I could use a longer shift lever, and also one where the toe stud sticks out...
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,966
Posted By tominboise
Thanks for all the replies. My local dealer has...

Thanks for all the replies. My local dealer has a bulk tank so I've gotten that figured out. A new wick for $8 and a thorough cleaning and the heater is working great. Total investment = $32 +...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,426
Posted By tominboise
Nice start. Being partial to yellow bikes...

Nice start. Being partial to yellow bikes myself, i admire your taste. It will be interesting following the thread.
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,115
Posted By tominboise
Put new Eibach springs in my DR350S and changed...

Put new Eibach springs in my DR350S and changed the fork oil, which was pretty darn grungy. I don't know that it's ever been changed since 1995......Next up is to replace the clutch plates on the...
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 648,656
Posted By tominboise
Welding Machine question here - has anyone had...

Welding Machine question here - has anyone had experience with a Klutch MIG 140SI MIG welder, good or bad? I was looking at them on Northern Tools' website - they are a 110V machine. I need a...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By tominboise
Having had to replace a water heater that didn't...

Having had to replace a water heater that didn't get drained and froze solid, I say drain it.
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,483
Posted By tominboise
I wear dockers to work in my office. When they...

I wear dockers to work in my office. When they get too worn for the office they get moved to oil change, mechanic, lawn mowing duty. For all other wear, I wear Carhartt's dungarees (Handy cause...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 31,103
Views: 3,864,839
Posted By tominboise
Quick question on fork springs. I bought a set...

Quick question on fork springs. I bought a set of eibach springs from Procycle. The free length on the stock springs is 24". The eibach's free length is 20". There is an 8" piece of clear PVC...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By tominboise
I've taken heavy car parts to the local metals...

I've taken heavy car parts to the local metals recycler and gotten $$ for them. Brass radiators are good. As are heavy items like rotors, etc....
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,115
Posted By tominboise
Put a new wick in my pawnshop kerosene heater,...

Put a new wick in my pawnshop kerosene heater, which now works great. Also changed the oil and filter in the S2000 autocross car. Installed new rear brake shoes on the R80G/S. And picked up an LED...
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By tominboise
Thanks for the info. I plan to put it back...

Thanks for the info. I plan to put it back together as is with two new O rings and monitor condition for awhile. If it continues to leak, I'll do something different.

TOm
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By tominboise
I see the P clamps on the frame members. What...

I see the P clamps on the frame members. What kind of captive nut are you using on them?
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By tominboise
Is there supposed to be 4 orings on this shaft?

I have a leaky rear brake cam and need to replace the orings. Max BMW shows two orings, which I got from my local dealer. When I pulled it apart, I found this....
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Forum: The Garage 01-02-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By tominboise
scissor lift vs two pole lift for home garage use

I've finally gotten to the point where I am considering buying a lift for my garage. I've spent years crawling around under cars on jackstands and have about had my fill.

So I've looked at...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By tominboise
We used Cerakote on the exhaust hatch interiors...

We used Cerakote on the exhaust hatch interiors on a couple of the locomotive models built at MPI in Boise. Also used it for the control consoles. We applied without baking, so it took several days...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,115
Posted By tominboise
Yes - instant carnage at 9000rpm. Hence, the...

Yes - instant carnage at 9000rpm. Hence, the proactive replacement with redesigned Gen II retainers that have a bit more meat in the correct area....
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 36,375
Posted By tominboise
I'm in....:1drink:1drink

I'm in....:1drink:1drink
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