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Forum: Trials 08-07-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,235
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Did my first at Funny Rocks in WA last weekend....

Did my first at Funny Rocks in WA last weekend. The guys were really helpful. I rode Enduros and was on a dirt bike about every weekend, commute 140 miles a day on a bike, basically live on the...
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,856
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Sonny Barger prefers BMWs. Get your mind around...

Sonny Barger prefers BMWs. Get your mind around what would have happened if......
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Go to WASDOT and look at 'state travel allerts'....

Go to WASDOT and look at 'state travel allerts'. 2 is still closed,

http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/default.aspx?refnum=164221&action=2&aw=1

US 2 Both Directions - US 2 remains...
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,675
Posted By batoutoflahonda
I work in Renton, if you can ride the thing over...

I work in Renton, if you can ride the thing over that way I can try and sync them for you. Actually I'll show you. PM me with a phone number and I'll give you a call, maybe I can even do it over the...
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,244
Posted By batoutoflahonda
When i did the power commute in California and...

When i did the power commute in California and now here in Washington. Just to comment further on braking, when I ride my '81 G/S, I am constantly reminding myself "no abs". All new cars have ABS and...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By batoutoflahonda
A lot of aircraft tire gauges are calibrated. If...

A lot of aircraft tire gauges are calibrated. If you could borrow one at the local airport FBO and compare it to your gauges. Or maybe find one cheap, used maybe, and send it out if it isn't...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 127,230
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Yeah, thought about a resistor. But I think that...

Yeah, thought about a resistor. But I think that would just change current flow. The problem seems to be the rate at which the signal is either out putted (is that a word?) or how the signal rate is...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 127,230
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Quick review after about 15,000+ miles

I have never been happy with the speed reading. The 10ths jump around so quick that 1's jump with it, so the speed reading is 7x.x, all i know is that I am doing 70 something. This is with the speed...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,156
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Another vote for the IRC GP-110, I've used them...

Another vote for the IRC GP-110, I've used them quite a bit. Good all around tire. Used to be the go to tire for the enduro crowd. Can find them cheap, sub $200 for the pair.
Forum: Airheads 05-17-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 832
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Or a dab of solder on either contact points. If...

Or a dab of solder on either contact points. If you put it on the bulb contact then if it gets screwed up, no big deal, and you can file it down a bit if need be.
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 917
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Tip of the day: Take some of that foam weave...

Tip of the day: Take some of that foam weave stuff you put in your kitchen drawers under it to keep it in place if it is non magnetic.

other than that, i have a marsee that has been on every bike...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,201
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Was on a trip last year on the G/S and rode...

Was on a trip last year on the G/S and rode through side ways hail and pitch black at 3pm. Remember seeing that Chimney Rock thing that I always wondered about, looked surreal in the dark storm. Got...
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,439
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Sounds like some thing is "warped". So you let...

Sounds like some thing is "warped". So you let the clutch out and it grabs. At the same time you start to give it gas. It slips. So you let more clutch "out" and it grabs. etc. Kinda sounds like it...
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5,998
Views: 1,205,414
Posted By batoutoflahonda
galfer green rear brake pads

Installed today. Granted, they are not bedded yet, but a marked improvement over the stock ferodo. You can actually feel them grab, which is a lot better than the stock ones on my 2012 MTS which just...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,791
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Another vote for clean screens on the petcock and...

Another vote for clean screens on the petcock and red flakes in the inline filters. I got 'em. I measured fuel flow a while back looking for an issue with the inline filters and it was well with in...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,255
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Yeah. Mine (R80) is a two finger affair. But, I...

Yeah. Mine (R80) is a two finger affair. But, I also threw out the BMW recommendations on the measurements and set lever/cable pull where I like it. As long as it isn't slipping, and shifts with no...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,015
Posted By batoutoflahonda
I see a lot of cars and bikes and we use led...

I see a lot of cars and bikes and we use led lights at work. I don't know if it's the way my eyes process light, but to me they just aren't 'sharp' enough. Detail seems muted in some way. So no...
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5,998
Views: 1,205,414
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Wow, nice.

Wow, nice.
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5,998
Views: 1,205,414
Posted By batoutoflahonda
700-800? Geez, mine was 400. 500 with leather....

700-800? Geez, mine was 400. 500 with leather. Why so much? Did you have
something cool done? If so, post a pic., will ya.
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5,998
Views: 1,205,414
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Thanks for that info on the termi. And on the...

Thanks for that info on the termi. And on the other tries. There is a guy here in Seattle that some guys from work use. He uses ECU Unleashed, going to give him a call next week and see what happens....
Forum: Beasts 02-28-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5,998
Views: 1,205,414
Posted By batoutoflahonda
low end surging best fix best options

This is the year I'm going to take care of it. Over on Ducati forums, I find them to be a bit too optimistic about some of the stuff out there. So I'm asking here.

The dealer here leans towards...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,133
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Besides the heating/cooling to ease installation....

Besides the heating/cooling to ease installation. Also consider that aluminum is easily formable. So each time you press in or out stuff, the part gets worked a bit and the dimensions of the part...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Kinda got the same thing going on an '81 G/S....

Kinda got the same thing going on an '81 G/S. Went through two sets of shoes. The inside looked dry as a bone. But at the very bottom of final drive I find a tiny leak.

Going to be doing this in...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-22-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Also, with it running, shake the wires at the the...

Also, with it running, shake the wires at the the injectors. See if it runs differently as you are doing so. The leads on mine at the injectors were starting to go. Also, check to make sure the choke...
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Tourtech makes mounts and a cable for just about...

Tourtech makes mounts and a cable for just about every GPS out there. The cable is a shielded to ground affair. Not sure you need it, but what the heck.

I hate to admit, but I actually have a...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,580
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Pricy, but another option for you ...

Pricy, but another option for you

http://www.bmw2valve.com/bmw/C-4.html

Been eye balling the G/S pipes myself.
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By batoutoflahonda
The cheapest thing would be check on the splines....

The cheapest thing would be check on the splines. Here in the PNW they tend to get a bit of rust, and can cause the clutch disk not to move as freely as it should. . So clean and lube. Check to make...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By batoutoflahonda
As suggested get the stock seat, sell the corbin....

As suggested get the stock seat, sell the corbin. You can either rework the stock one yourself. Or, you are in Sonoma? Road trip it up north to Ricks, and get a seat made. Talk to him first as I hear...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,362
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Lots of them: ...

Lots of them:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=274334

For more research, try searching like this in google:

emulators site:advrider.com

gold valve site:advrider.com
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,780
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Right. That's the thing, California gas is...

Right. That's the thing, California gas is probably the worst in the country. When I lived there, I would get another 50 miles per tank on my first fill up in Nevada. I always thought the gauge had...
Forum: Trials 01-17-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 73,205
Posted By batoutoflahonda
^^^^ Keep those coming. Their calender was...

^^^^

Keep those coming. Their calender was pretty vague. I even joined Puget sound Trialers hoping for better info. Guess you gotta call or email them?
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Yes. And be sure to get all the gear lube out of...

Yes. And be sure to get all the gear lube out of the threads. Wet torque is different than a dry. You may run the chance of, dare i say, over-torquing. Add that with miss calculated extended special...
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Just ordered some M&Ms from them. They usually...

Just ordered some M&Ms from them. They usually throw some parts in the box too.
Forum: Beasts 01-08-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5,998
Views: 1,205,414
Posted By batoutoflahonda
I got 20k in a year. Your point? If I were still...

I got 20k in a year. Your point? If I were still in cal, that would be double. But I live in the north cascades now. You have heard of weather right? Snow? Maybe not. (PS. I have 2 other street...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,384
Posted By batoutoflahonda
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Forum: Airheads 11-20-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,734
Posted By batoutoflahonda
ok, down with it. after the snow melts.

ok, down with it. after the snow melts.
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,506
Posted By batoutoflahonda
A friend suggested winter gas. I dismissed it as...

A friend suggested winter gas. I dismissed it as witchcraft. Then I pondered some octane boost. Then I thought about getting a shaman and some herbs. So I settled on Seafoam as I thought maybe there...
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,506
Posted By batoutoflahonda
R80 lost top end speed. Head scratcher.

Within the past week or so, my '81 R80G/S has lost it's top end speed. On a flat run it will hit 90 at 6K RPM, but that's it. Coming over my mountain pass
commute, best it will make is 80. It will...
Forum: Trials 10-13-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 102,757
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Way back I went to the World Rounds at Donner CA....

Way back I went to the World Rounds at Donner CA. Was so impressed I bought an Aprilia climber. Broke it every time I rode it, which was good, kept me from killing myself on it. Cracked my helmet...
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 5,998
Views: 1,205,414
Posted By batoutoflahonda
I've seen the 31L Zegas on the MTS. The rack...

I've seen the 31L Zegas on the MTS. The rack system is very beefy. But the 31s are pretty small. Maybe 6" or 7" inside. Haven't seen inside dimensions for for their cases on the site. Just overall...
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