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Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,208
Posted By kadesean
I work at a Harley shop and we get the same types...

I work at a Harley shop and we get the same types of questions. One of my co-workers has come up with my favorite reply regarding waiting for improvements. He'll always tell them to go get an old...
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,528
Posted By kadesean
Congrats and welcome!

Congrats and welcome!
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,528
Posted By kadesean
Pretty good looker overall, although I like the...

Pretty good looker overall, although I like the big /6 tank better.

I thing $4k is at the upper end of the price range. While that bike is mostly sorted and does have bags and a fairing (to take...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,983
Posted By kadesean
Tires can frequently be purchased online for...

Tires can frequently be purchased online for below dealer cost.
Forum: Americas 04-24-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,496
Posted By kadesean
I did the north shore last summer. I was advised...

I did the north shore last summer. I was advised Ouimet Canyon is a great stop. I was under time contraints as well and didn't stop at Ouimet.

I can tell you that the northern shore is some...
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,135
Posted By kadesean
I think if you are buying to ride everyday, in...

I think if you are buying to ride everyday, in traffic-ish, and you are new to airheads the R80 might be a better choice for all the reasons mentioned above.

The R90 would have cool-factor and...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,487
Posted By kadesean
I put about 40,000 miles on a '79 R100S and found...

I put about 40,000 miles on a '79 R100S and found that fairing to be about perfect for what it was intended for. It was never meant to provide full coverage like the RS and RT. But for keeping the...
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,737
Posted By kadesean
I don't know how far West you are in Texas, but...

I don't know how far West you are in Texas, but my good friend has a service/parts business in Martindale, just east of San Marcos.

www.martindalemotorcycleworks.com...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,591
Posted By kadesean
Never heard of it on Beemers. Buells had a Bank...

Never heard of it on Beemers. Buells had a Bank Angle Sensor that would perform this function. I think the solution was to cycle the ignition to reset the fault code.
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,225
Posted By kadesean
Keep doing your research and keep reading. These...

Keep doing your research and keep reading. These bikes are simple to work on for those who are so inclined. There are simple jobs that can be royally screwed up (oil filter change). If you have...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,301
Posted By kadesean
If the guy says $3k is too low yet doesn't...

If the guy says $3k is too low yet doesn't counter then I wonder if he's really wanting to sell. I'd be looking elsewhere at this point.
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,301
Posted By kadesean
I think your $3,000 offer with no exhaust and a...

I think your $3,000 offer with no exhaust and a sketchy history was reasonable. I don't know how much interest I would have in that project. If you MUST have a G/S they are limited in quantity. ...
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,301
Posted By kadesean
Keep your GS, buy the G/S. I have had both....

Keep your GS, buy the G/S.

I have had both. Wish I still had the G/S.
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,650
Posted By kadesean
Credit card, cell phone and wits. You'll be...

Credit card, cell phone and wits. You'll be golden.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,417
Posted By kadesean
Pardon my ignorance, but I'm willing to learn;...

Pardon my ignorance, but I'm willing to learn; how is a ceramic clutch disc going to wear out a flywheel? Isn't the clutch disc between the pressure plate and friction disc?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,242
Posted By kadesean
You seem to be heading in the opposite direction,...

You seem to be heading in the opposite direction, but since you mentioned R100 I'll chime in that mine is very smooth. I purchased a well used, yet cared for '92 model this past spring. I have put...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,141
Posted By kadesean
Like so far, but why no pic of laundromat girl?

Like so far, but why no pic of laundromat girl?
Forum: Canada 10-09-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,326
Posted By kadesean
"...its the thin edge of the wedge .. coming at...

"...its the thin edge of the wedge .. coming at you.. "

Yup. It'll be compulsory soon enough.
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By kadesean
$1,400? Are they that rare? I do see that...

$1,400? Are they that rare?

I do see that it's listed as new, so I guess there's a premium for that.

I just remember paying $400 for a nice used unit years ago.
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By kadesean
Yes, double check your orientation. I had a...

Yes, double check your orientation. I had a helluva time installing them backwards :rofl
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By kadesean
I'm looking at the exact same thing and like the...

I'm looking at the exact same thing and like the look of the Wunderlich. The gunsmoke writeup talks about off-road concerns with the Wunderlich unit.

Any experience here on how it holds up...
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,326
Posted By kadesean
I'm a little confused by 'original front...

I'm a little confused by 'original front fairing'. The R90/6 wouldn't have a front fairing that I'm aware of from the factory.
Forum: Americas 09-16-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By kadesean
Tunnel of Trees is all paved, no off-road...

Tunnel of Trees is all paved, no off-road worries.

Best advice for the Mighty Mac is just to relax your grip. If it is extremely windy sometimes the Bridge Authority provides a sort or escort...
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By kadesean
The shaft is indeed the Paralever and is the weak...

The shaft is indeed the Paralever and is the weak point. The final drive doesn't seem to be any more problematic than previous iterations. The oilhead 1150GS has known FD issues. Circlip could be...
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,963
Posted By kadesean
So to resurrect... On my '92 US-spec R100GS...

So to resurrect...

On my '92 US-spec R100GS can I just plug in 61 31 2 305 232 and have the ability to switch off my headlight ala Euro-style? The same part number ending in 233 is the US number...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,315
Posted By kadesean
I think the carbon cleaning others speak of...

I think the carbon cleaning others speak of applies to measurable layers of carbon that one might see on a poorly tuned bike or one with such high miles. Yes, a newly cleaned piston crown will get...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,197
Posted By kadesean
I have an R100GS and love it. I have had...

I have an R100GS and love it. I have had multiple airheads and am a little biased there, but I have put a couple thousand miles on oilheads so I'm familiar with them.

The R100GS is heavy compared...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-23-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By kadesean
Faster in MI

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130823/METRO05/308230058/Lawmakers-look-raising-speed-limits-80-mph-Michigan?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Good or bad?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-22-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By kadesean
No 'mountains' in Michigan, especially the Lower...

No 'mountains' in Michigan, especially the Lower Peninsula. Get an ORV sticker from the DNR. Best paved roads are M-22 from Manistee to Northport and M-119 from Harbor Springs to Cross Village.
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,962
Posted By kadesean
http://martindalemotorcycleworks.com/A55A76/home.n...

http://martindalemotorcycleworks.com/A55A76/home.nsf

Phone works best, my buddy has a nice '74 R90/6. Only 800 miles or so. :D

edit: 800 miles for you to his shop, not on the bike.
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By kadesean
I have Hagerty on my '74. Pleased with rates and...

I have Hagerty on my '74. Pleased with rates and customer service. Never had a claim though.
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,402
Posted By kadesean
They did list the starter as optional so they...

They did list the starter as optional so they could market a lower curb weight. From what I've gathered there were very few (if any) actually retailed without the starter.

I don't recall having...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,402
Posted By kadesean
Why only a saddlebag mount on one side? ...

Why only a saddlebag mount on one side?

Looks clean in the pics and that is low mileage.
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 19,277
Posted By kadesean
I love how this thread is a mix between the bike...

I love how this thread is a mix between the bike being torn apart with multiple half-known problems to being ridden all over the place :)
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,652
Posted By kadesean
If I ever do a ride report I want it to be like...

If I ever do a ride report I want it to be like this one.

Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,052
Posted By kadesean
Not necessarily germane to oilheads, but on...

Not necessarily germane to oilheads, but on airheads the center stand was referred to as the 'Main' stand and the side stand the 'Emergency' stand.
Forum: Airheads 08-10-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,540
Posted By kadesean
Everyday rider, heck ya. A 'Mint' R90/6...

Everyday rider, heck ya.

A 'Mint' R90/6 isn't necessarily a hugely valuable commodity commensurate with the time and money required. An R90S on the other hand would be worthy of looking towards...
Forum: Canada 08-10-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,054
Posted By kadesean
Manitoulin Island is beautiful if you have extra...

Manitoulin Island is beautiful if you have extra time.

I wouldn't get overly worried about the speed limits if you aren't a habitual speeder. I live in MI where the limit is 70 mph and...
Forum: Airheads 08-09-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,540
Posted By kadesean
1974 turn signals and wrong carbs for an R90/6 is...

1974 turn signals and wrong carbs for an R90/6 is what I see from first glance.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,901
Posted By kadesean
I like Starbucks coffee.

I like Starbucks coffee.
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