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Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 444
Posted By Dream Rider
restoring 1977 r100/7

43 k and doing valve job see hone marks in cyl. Rings are sharp do I need to do anything
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By Dream Rider
restoring 1977 r100/t

Picked up an r100/t in four boxes 43k on odo. What are the best repair manual options?
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By Dream Rider
1977 R100/7 Restoration help

Bought a 1977 R100/7 with Luftmiester fairing and samsonite!!! saddle bags. 43K on the speedo. Some questions: Jugs were off, person who owned it and passed away was doing a valve job. Cylinders...
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By Dream Rider
Restoring 1977 R100/7

bit the bullet and bought a garaged R100/7 Closest to the 1976 R90S that I owned:(:. Need thoughts, warnings, advise. Have a budget of $1500. Pistons and cylinders look good. Did not run when I...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By Dream Rider
thanks for info

Thanks for taking the time to give me the info. Looked at the other sites you mentioned also. I think these are the bags I need to supplement my Kreiga tail bags. Appreciate your help
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,171
Posted By Dream Rider
messing with bears

Apparently you have not been around many (or any) bears. just thinkin
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By Dream Rider
wolfman saddle bags F650GS

How good are these things? I have the plastic vario bags but they are HEAVY and look like they would explode even in a minor lay down. Would appreciate comment on the wolfman bags. Thanks
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 10,060
Posted By Dream Rider

hypothetical my ass. Mr. Obama and North east buddies are working hard to eliminate the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 22nd amendments. Washington state already has two bills that will affect the 2nd & 4th.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1,350
Views: 108,090
Posted By Dream Rider

This person nailed. Push left, go left, push right, go right and look through the turn!!!!!!!! Just go to an empty parking lot ride at a fast walk and push the bars right and left and you will...
Forum: Face plant 03-18-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,721
Posted By Dream Rider

Washington State just approved the public use of MJ. So now it is legal and much harder for law enforcement to detect. Before becomeing legal, use could detect THC in blood stream up to 30 days, so...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-11-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 285,418
Posted By Dream Rider
bent bolt

after reading many of the suggestions/ideas, I did not see anyone address the strength of the bolt. Something about the picture of the bolt that strikes me as being of inferior quality/strength. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,238
Posted By Dream Rider
Cool2 speedometer whining

my 2003 1150 GS started doing the same thing usually in cold weather (40 and below) did all the cable and wheel gear stuff. traded the bike @ 42,000. Hate it when things fail so soon:
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,635
Posted By Dream Rider
change brake lines

had a 2003 GS W/ABS pulled rear end and lubed splines at 36,000+ (about 4 years old) then proceeded to replace all FOUR lines (included clutch line) w/spiegler SS lines. Cost about $120 or so as I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-17-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,350
Posted By Dream Rider
Wolfman luggage input

Thinking of getting rid of the Varios on my 2012 F650GS and going to wolfman bags. The Varios are ok, but looking for less weight. How about pluses and minuses help. Thanks
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,818
Posted By Dream Rider
great show

Hate to admit it, but these pictures bring back memories. Pleasant ones. When I left the farm for the Air Force gas was 19 cents a gallon and Camel Cigs 19 cents a pack. $5 was 20 gallons of gas...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,025
Posted By Dream Rider

I think the lady was robbed by the dealer. Did some research to find that 1 Feb 2010 UM motors closed the doors. Having finance problems and parts problems with no parts out there for warranty. I...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,991
Posted By Dream Rider
Love this forum

Thanks for all the info/input> especially the info regarding rear tire size and power to spin it up. Good emergency repair info on the leather patch and tubes. This is one forum that I really...
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,991
Posted By Dream Rider
extra tubes

I got the part about the front lasting longer, but Iam concerned about slashing a tire and figure an extra tire that fits either is a better option. parts of alaska and canada they use crushed shale...
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,991
Posted By Dream Rider
why different size wheels

this may be the wrong thread but a couple of questions: Why, on the GS bikes, are the wheels different sizes? Handling? What would happen if I put the same size wheels and tires front and rear, on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1,350
Views: 108,090
Posted By Dream Rider
counter steer

Dakez has it right. This is all you need to know. push left go left push right, go right. I know a lot of good pilots that can't bleed acft brakes but they do know push down slow down. Have fun.
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 75,740
Posted By Dream Rider
sidi boots

bought a pair of sidi's in 2003. waterproof with 4 velcro straps to hold them on. on second set of soles. feet have never been wet or cold down to 20 degrees. size 10 shoe 9 1/2 foot. $250.00...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,286
Posted By Dream Rider

light pair of silk or nylon followed by wool. both should not be to thick to be compressed in boot. 10 year old pair of SIDI waterproof boots. Feet have never been cold down to 20 degrees riding...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,544
Posted By Dream Rider
coffee maker

jet boil with french press attachment. makes 16 oz of good coffee, has a mug, and can be used to cook meals. simple
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-06-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By Dream Rider
fan shroud

better to report to bmw or they will deny it ever happens. 4 new bmws since 2003 and i get all warranty done,
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-06-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By Dream Rider
f650gs wobble

2012 f650 gs. lighter in front end than my 09 1200 gsa. expect that, but at speeds below 50mph the bike is light but han dles ok. at 70mph, if i move the bars left and right quickly they do not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,176,604
Posted By Dream Rider
he doesn't know

I don't think so. I ride with Jesus all the time
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,176,604
Posted By Dream Rider

I just tell them: I didn't know BMW made cars until I passed one:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,176,604
Posted By Dream Rider
people chat

I enjoy talking with the folks. Some are winsome, some want to know why not a Harley, want to know if I am a 'mercan or not. When I tell them I served 25 years they usually stand down. Folks are...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-18-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,544
Posted By Dream Rider
maybe a bit tall

I am 5' 10" with a 30-31 inch inseam and my 2012 F650GS twin fits just fine. I would guess that a custom seat would set you up just fine!!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-14-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,543
Posted By Dream Rider
new brake line

go to Spiegler. they can make a custom braided line to your specs
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 211,312
Posted By Dream Rider

Went to a harley custom shop to get tires for my GS that I really needed. They had great prices. The service guy said he would not change the tires out even if I handed him the wheels. He did not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 211,312
Posted By Dream Rider
they all do that

Nope, not true. I brought tires in to my BMW dealer because I live on a budget. Paying $100 per tire less warranted the internet. My service quy said $35 a pop to change them out. Deal! BMW dealer in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-06-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 20,970
Posted By Dream Rider
f6f0gs not for noob

76 R90S first bmw followed by 1150GS, 1300GT, 1200GSA and now a 2012 F650GS The R90S was a kick. The next three were good bikes. Now, the kick is back. The 650 runs and shifts great. Has a 525...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-02-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,421
Posted By Dream Rider
F650GS motoroil

new 2012 f650gs. owners manual recommends Castrol 10W40 in -4degrees F and 15W40 for warmer temps. Think that is what i used in my 2008 K1300GT as well. Both have wet clutch. Sooooooooo?????
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-02-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,537
Posted By Dream Rider
front wobble

justbought 2012 f650gs. told dealer front wobbles then settles when i push left/right quick as inavoidance maneuver. usually above 65 mph. However, since the bike settles on its own that is...
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,785
Posted By Dream Rider
sewing machines

my wife and I did some upholstery for a while back in the day. Had a chansew for the fabric (2-4 layers) and a viking for the heavy stuff. would sew cloth over 1/8 lead sheet. It was very...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,697
Posted By Dream Rider
Sheepskin butt pad

Go to Alaska leather in Anchorage AK and have Barb fix you up. She provides a good product with good advice and service. I know the lady personally, she supports the biking community and knows her...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By Dream Rider
Thanks for the input

Thanks everyone. The hole is less than 1/8 and I was told by MC dealer they would sell me a new tire but could not repair the tire due to liability. Funny, the new tire at the BMW dealer in Seattle...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,893
Posted By Dream Rider
nice helmet

guess this is an italian or spanish helmet. looks impressive. Price anyone?
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By Dream Rider
repair tubeless tire with tube

caught a wood sliver in a new anakee. says on the side of the tire it can be installed as tube or tubeless depending on type of wheel. So why not install a patch on the inside of the tire. put in...
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