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Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 13,528
Posted By Johnny Locks
Great ride report

Hi Hektoglider,
I also found your ride report from JDowns. You don't need my encouragement, but with as much as I have been appreciating your photos and words, it seems like I have some kind of...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By Johnny Locks
Tied Battery

I think my battery was just tired. I did check my coil connections. It was set up so one coil ran one cylinder top and bottom. I switched it so now one coil fires the top plugs and one fires the...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By Johnny Locks
Yes it has original 32 mm Bings. I forget exactly...

Yes it has original 32 mm Bings. I forget exactly where the timing ended up, I made a couple of adjustments and trial runs, but I think it's 4 degrees retarded at full advance. Thanks for the input....
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By Johnny Locks
This bike is in good condition and has been...

This bike is in good condition and has been pretty well taken care of. Doesn't taking your bike to a "BMW-knowledgeable mechanic" every time it presents itself with an issue go against all the tenets...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By Johnny Locks
Too rich

I think it is running too rich. I got this bike two years ago and discovered a couple of interesting things as I've gotten to know it. The bike is dual plugged, but a previous owner took it to some...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By Johnny Locks
'92 R100GS Hard Starting

My R100GS doesn't seem to be starting as well as it should. Couldn't get it started today at all. It was a little colder this morning in the garage, maybe 45 degrees. It seems to get flooded out very...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,632
Posted By Johnny Locks
vidyo

Cool video, great song too. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 6,655
Views: 1,588,612
Posted By Johnny Locks
I'm all for guerrilla style camping, and I've...

I'm all for guerrilla style camping, and I've done my fair share of it, but I gotta say you have come up with some pretty awesome places to throw the tent down. This one is up near the top of the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6,655
Views: 1,588,612
Posted By Johnny Locks
I think it's your duty to tell us what it is you...

I think it's your duty to tell us what it is you did that got you kicked out of the party. You might save countless other travelers the same embarrassment. Plus this story is just no damn good...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 6,655
Views: 1,588,612
Posted By Johnny Locks
Update?

Hope you're OK Ed, I hear there is some shit going down in Thailand right now. Be smart and stay safe chief.
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4,270
Views: 960,029
Posted By Johnny Locks
Maybe this is funny for you people who count your...

Maybe this is funny for you people who count your years using some weird Gregorian numbering system. Or maybe I shouldn't post after drinking.
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4,270
Views: 960,029
Posted By Johnny Locks
[QUOTE Last cold night of the year ![/QUOTE] ...

[QUOTE Last cold night of the year ![/QUOTE]

When I read that my brain tried to tie itself in knots hoping you were some kind of climate expert. Then it realized you were just full of shit. Been a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 14,422
Posted By Johnny Locks
Awesome!

This is awesome. Thanks for sharing these amazing photos and your story. It's like a time capsule.
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4,270
Views: 960,029
Posted By Johnny Locks
Looking forward to your continuing adventure.

Hi John,
I found your ride report this past sumer while I was laid up with a broken leg after getting hit by a car that failed to stop at an intersection. It provided lot's and lot's of...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 244,739
Posted By Johnny Locks
Rokon 2WD Motorcycles

Here you go: http://www.rokon.com
(http://www.rokon.com)
Forum: Face plant 09-27-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,027
Posted By Johnny Locks
Faulty Sarcasm Detector

Not sure if your comment is sarcastic or not. This experience did teach me quite a bit, and I couldn't really disagree with the non-sarcastic meaning behind your colloquial phrase "that will teach...
Forum: Face plant 09-26-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,027
Posted By Johnny Locks
Uninsured Motorist

I got hit by an uninsured motorist in June. The woman failed to stop at an intersection and struck me as I was in the middle of it. I did NOT have uninsured motorist coverage. Really learned a lesson...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6,655
Views: 1,588,612
Posted By Johnny Locks
You should do this

You should definitely do this. Buy the bike in India then see if the bike will make it to the East China Sea. Why not?


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Forum: Airheads 08-01-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,494
Posted By Johnny Locks
Thanks

I'm going to sell it complete. Doesn't sound like I would get more for it if I part it, plus I'd end up with a bunch of detritus AND put a ton of work into it. So I'm just going to get what I can for...
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,494
Posted By Johnny Locks
Ebay?

I've never used Ebay, never bought anything, never sold anything. But several people mentioned it as the place to sell. I was going to place ads here, IBMWR marketplace, and the local airhead forum,...
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,494
Posted By Johnny Locks
It's not trashed, or in need of anything

The bike is in good shape. I mean, it's 20 years old with 97K on it, so it's not looking new, but it's a solid bike. I wasn't thinking of parting it because it's trashed, or even has any problems....
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,494
Posted By Johnny Locks
Advice for parting out R100GS

I've been toying with the idea of parting out my R100GS. It's a good bike and could probably have quite a lot more miles in it (it's at 97K,) but I think I'm ready to move on to something else, and...
Forum: Face plant 07-24-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,380
Posted By Johnny Locks
First, really feel for you man. I'm glad you made...

First, really feel for you man. I'm glad you made it out alive and will heal. I'm recovering from a broken leg and ankle, got T-boned by a car June 22. My injuries are nothing compared to what you...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,829
Posted By Johnny Locks
Spenard Hostel

If you don't have a set place to stay in Anchorage I'd recommend the Spenard Hostel. Great place to stay, and MotoQuest Tours is about a block away, they would certainly know about every option in...
Forum: Face plant 06-24-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,935
Posted By Johnny Locks
Let's turn this thread around

I kind of started this off as a "oh, whoa is me" thread. I don't want it to be that. All the details will get worked out. I should have been better insured. I was kind of used to thinking of...
Forum: Face plant 06-23-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,935
Posted By Johnny Locks
Thanks, I appreciate the links. I'm reading them...

Thanks, I appreciate the links. I'm reading them now.
Forum: Face plant 06-23-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,935
Posted By Johnny Locks
I know the guy, he's a really great person, and...

I know the guy, he's a really great person, and also happens to be one of the best at what he does. I spoke with him this morning, said he'd be happy to represent me. I want to give myself the best...
Forum: Face plant 06-23-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,935
Posted By Johnny Locks
Thanks, and yep could be much worse

Thanks for the well wishes. It easily could have been much worse, and almost was. All in all, I'm probably lucky.
Forum: Face plant 06-23-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,935
Posted By Johnny Locks
It finally occurred to me that I know someone who...

It finally occurred to me that I know someone who practices law in this field. Just sent an email for advice. Contacting a lawyer did occur to me, but I usually just default to doing things myself....
Forum: Face plant 06-22-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,935
Posted By Johnny Locks
Didn't really want a story to post here....

Last night there were some violent thunderstorms that came through my neighborhood knocking down a lot of power lines. Today, power was out at about 90% of the traffic lights, which then default to...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,211
Posted By Johnny Locks
Oil Flow

Yeah, shims are metal. There would be a large difference in oil flow if you put a shim on the bottom. Without the shim it's open through the slot in the rocker block. With the shim there it's damn...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,211
Posted By Johnny Locks
Have you actually run them for great lengths with...

Have you actually run them for great lengths with a shim on the bottom? I thought about doing that, for the exact same reason, so that if a cage breaks the needles will pretty much stay put. But...
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By Johnny Locks
Bleeding two piston Brembo with two bleed valves?

Here's a fun little game. If I ask, "what's the right way to bleed those two piston Brembos with two bleeds valves?" How many "right" ways will I get? This is on a '92 R100GS.

I bled them earlier...
Forum: Airheads 06-09-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Johnny Locks
Thanks

Thanks for the part number. I started by looking at the parts fiche for a couple K bikes but didn't see a spacer in the final drive fiche. Turns out the spacer is in the rear wheel fiche. I just...
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Johnny Locks
K Bike rear wheel spacer for use on R100GS for tire clearance?

I've been running Avon Gripsters on my R100GS, but there is a clearance issue with the swing arm. I know Touratec sells a 5mm spacer kit for this purpose, but I don't need 5mm of space. I have heard...
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,211
Posted By Johnny Locks
I have two dropping needle stories. They aren't...

I have two dropping needle stories. They aren't really horror stories. More like minor inconvenience stories. I also got a used rocker block that is all marred up on one side from the needles...
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,915
Posted By Johnny Locks
That's interesting. When I got my GS it had a K60...

That's interesting. When I got my GS it had a K60 front with a slow leak. I just lived with it for a couple of months, just checked the air every day and topped it up. Then one morning I fired it up...
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,211
Posted By Johnny Locks
Oh, right, hundredths of a millimeter. Yeah, I...

Oh, right, hundredths of a millimeter. Yeah, I won't be able to measure that. I'll go with AW's way.
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,650
Posted By Johnny Locks
yackahoochie?

Yackahoochie must be some kind of Northern California lingo. My midwest brain can't figure it out. I like it though, and if you tell me what it means I'll probably start using it.
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,211
Posted By Johnny Locks
Ok

OK, well how about .2MM then? That seems pretty close to no play, enough for a bit of oil. I kind of like the idea of having something I can measure.
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