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Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Bonwit
Awesome! That did it. So much for the idea of...

Awesome! That did it. So much for the idea of having the lock re keyed however. Looks like the installation process is irreversible. Oh well, I probably won't be locking it anyway.

Thanks for the...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Bonwit
Question Looking for help assymbling an Airhead gas cap

I just purchased a new gas cap for my '94 R100 RT. What came from the dealer was the cap and a lock tumbler packed in a separate box. For the life of me, I can't figure out how these two parts go...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-28-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By Bonwit
Thanks. I checked out motobins. The left panel...

Thanks. I checked out motobins. The left panel sticker they carry is correct, but the right side (oil) is the Euro version. The US version is a diagram of a thermometer showing the different...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By Bonwit
Thanks. I didn't see any RT stickers, but I sent...

Thanks. I didn't see any RT stickers, but I sent an email to enquire.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By Bonwit
Source for Airhead decals and labels

I'm looking for a set of instrument panel decals for my R100RT.

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c188/shutterfly1/Moto%20Parts/IMG_3646.jpg

I also need one of the "Touring" labels that goes on...
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Bonwit
Yikes! These tires are 12 years old! No wonder...

Yikes! These tires are 12 years old! No wonder they seem hard. Think it's time to spring for a new set.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Bonwit
Question Anyone know if there is a date code on Metzler tires?

The Metzler's on my '94 R100-RT are in great shape. Plenty of tread and no visible checking. These are the tires that were on the bike when I bought it from the previous owner last summer, and I have...
Forum: Hacks 12-20-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,623
Posted By Bonwit
As an owner who had the occasion to exercise...

As an owner who had the occasion to exercise Ural's warrantee in a big way, I can tell you their customer service and willingness to stand behind their product was nothing short of amazing! I can't...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,341
Posted By Bonwit
Thought I'd dredge up this old thread to report...

Thought I'd dredge up this old thread to report that I finally got around to making the conversion to electronic. I bought the EnDuraLast system and just finished the installation. I also bought the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,883
Posted By Bonwit
That you Armando?

That you Armando?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,393
Posted By Bonwit
Keep in mind that the early 2010 GSA still has...

Keep in mind that the early 2010 GSA still has the fuel strip. The GS went back to the float.
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 501,364
Posted By Bonwit
My friend just bought a 350 EXC here in Dallas....

My friend just bought a 350 EXC here in Dallas. Paid just over 10K drive out. :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,082
Posted By Bonwit
The problem is, just looking at Craigslist, you...

The problem is, just looking at Craigslist, you don't know what it actually sold for. That's why I'm asking here.

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,082
Posted By Bonwit
One I saw was listed for $4,800. The only...

One I saw was listed for $4,800. The only accessories were hand guards and new tires. I'm thinking it could be had for $4,200, but when looking at blue-book, it still seems high.

You're right, the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,082
Posted By Bonwit
Question What's a fair price for a used 2008 WR250R?

Say in mint condition, new tires, around 5,000 mostly street miles. Kelly BB says retail, excellent condition, $3,285. NADA says average retail, around $3,800. The asking prices on Craigslist that I...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,655
Posted By Bonwit
My fork legs are spotless. I only have just over...

My fork legs are spotless. I only have just over 10,000 miles though.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,866
Posted By Bonwit
Do they have a website? I'm having trouble...

Do they have a website? I'm having trouble finding information on them.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,655
Posted By Bonwit
Is rocks through headlights and oil coolers...

Is rocks through headlights and oil coolers really a problem out there? I'm sorry, I'm just not seeing it. I've had my share of occasional windshield rock chips on my car, but never cracked a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,880
Posted By Bonwit
You didn't use Super Clean or Simple Green did...

You didn't use Super Clean or Simple Green did you? If so, there's your problem, and it probably won't come off.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,185
Posted By Bonwit
What? Checking and adjusting the valves on a...

What? Checking and adjusting the valves on a Cam-head couldn't be easier! Compared to my KLR, it's a snap. Even better news is that the valves don't seem to go out of tolerance very quickly.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,365
Posted By Bonwit
I love mine. Bought it instead of a tank bag. For...

I love mine. Bought it instead of a tank bag. For me, it's just better looking. I've just never gotten use to the look of a huge bag on my gas tank.

I only have two minor complaints. 1). The hinge...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,817
Posted By Bonwit
Why not GD-421, which is made for synthetic gear...

Why not GD-421, which is made for synthetic gear oil?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,834
Posted By Bonwit
For Gerbing, the plug you need is known as a DC...

For Gerbing, the plug you need is known as a DC Power Connector, size "N". Radio Shack carries the stand alone solder type. Not sure about panel mount. Mouser or Digikey probably has them.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,155
Posted By Bonwit
Who pissed in your Cheeros this morning?

Who pissed in your Cheeros this morning?
Forum: Airheads 09-30-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,500
Posted By Bonwit
Good choice! The 850 is a better motor, and I...

Good choice! The 850 is a better motor, and I believe the '74 is the best they made.

Consider the following upgrades:

Electronic ignition
Belt driven primary
Negative ground conversion...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,556
Posted By Bonwit
Be very careful with these super emulsifiers,...

Be very careful with these super emulsifiers, like "Super Clean" and "Simple Green", around aluminum. These products are very corrosive to aluminum. A friend of mine learned this the hard way. His...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,226
Posted By Bonwit
What he said. Most likely, your problem is the...

What he said. Most likely, your problem is the way you are gripping the throttle. Grip it so you are looking at a "V" formed by your thumb and forefinger. Then open the throttle by rotating your...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,850
Posted By Bonwit
BoosterPlug.

BoosterPlug.
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,341
Posted By Bonwit
I caught your mention of the Dyna Brand Booster...

I caught your mention of the Dyna Brand Booster here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=822363
Sorry these threads got crossed up. Didn't mean that to happen.
Sounds like pretty good...
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,341
Posted By Bonwit
Well, that's a good question. I just always...

Well, that's a good question. I just always assumed the hotter spark these units put out would aid in starting, and that the bike would just run better. I figured a solid state unit would generally...
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,341
Posted By Bonwit
Arrrggg. I see what you mean. I wonder if I could...

Arrrggg. I see what you mean. I wonder if I could use these caps and make my own the length I need? Guess it depends on how they're fastened.
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,380
Posted By Bonwit
Slash 5 electronic ignition conversion recommendations

I'm familiar with the Boyer, but I know there are others out there. Any recommendations?
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,341
Posted By Bonwit
Awesome! This is just what I was looking for....

Awesome! This is just what I was looking for. Thanks!
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,341
Posted By Bonwit
/5 Electronic Ignition Conversion

I'm thinking of upgrading my slash 5 to electronic ignition. The Boyer unit says I must use 5000 ohm spark plug caps. So I assume that means I have to give up my cool looking cad-plated vintage caps...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,216
Posted By Bonwit
My bike came with a Laminar Lip installed. I left...

My bike came with a Laminar Lip installed. I left it on for the 3000 mile ride home and decided to remove it once I got there. One ride without it convinced me that it actually helped reduce the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,178
Posted By Bonwit
Yes, of course, GL-5. Thanks!

Yes, of course, GL-5. Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,178
Posted By Bonwit
So, I take away from this discussion that any...

So, I take away from this discussion that any name brand pure synthetic 75w90 gear oil will be perfectly fine for our purposes. Correct?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,178
Posted By Bonwit
Here you go - this from the 2010 owners manual....

Here you go - this from the 2010 owners manual. Not the clearest oil chart I've read, but nowhere do you find 20w50.

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c188/shutterfly1/photo.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,178
Posted By Bonwit
BMW doesn't (to my knowledge) specify a 140...

BMW doesn't (to my knowledge) specify a 140 weight gear oil for the final drive. personally, I would be concerned with the unknown side effects of a heaver oil perhaps not properly lubricating the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,178
Posted By Bonwit
I'm not so sure about that. The SAF-XO gear lube...

I'm not so sure about that. The SAF-XO gear lube with BMW's name on the bottle is made by Castrol. . . Says so right on the bottle. Also, BMW obviously has some sort of marketing arrangement with...
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