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Forum: Airheads 05-19-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By Tripletreat
If it's an old airhead BMW there is only one...

If it's an old airhead BMW there is only one thing to do: take it to Recommended Service. Best shop in town. Believe it!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-03-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9,540
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,490,503
Posted By Tripletreat
Moto Guzzi pannier brackets

These appear to be Hepco Becker hardware for the Jackel model, but that's a guess on my part. I'm no Guzzi expert. The chrome is excellent in every way. They appear new. Pix on request. Maybe you...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-03-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5,975
Views: 1,556,389
Posted By Tripletreat
For someone weighing a purchase of an earlier...

For someone weighing a purchase of an earlier Triumph Tiger from the late 90's, are parts still available? Do they cost an arm and a leg? TIA :ear
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,831
Posted By Tripletreat
Can someone explain how you remove the rear tire?...

Can someone explain how you remove the rear tire? No center stand, an exhaust chamber under the engine where one might otherwise locate a jack.... what am I missing here? :ear
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 84,833
Posted By Tripletreat
R100GS Carb diaphrams

I've uncovered a pair of NOS Bing carb diaphrams in my parts stash for my now-departed 1988 R100GS. They're part no. 13 11 1 254 774 and are in their original boxes. They can be yours for $30US the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By Tripletreat
Availability of old/"new" Triumph parts

I'm mulling over buying a Triumph triple from the mid-1990s. Are OEM parts available for those early years of the "new" Triumphs? If so, can anyone recommend on-line sources? Thanks.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-13-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9,540
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,490,503
Posted By Tripletreat
BMW K100 Panniers

Up for grabs is a pair of K-bike panniers with working locks and keys. They date from 1985, are very serviceable and have those reflective panels on the backsides that appear black during the day...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By Tripletreat
I don't know enough about wood to identify what...

I don't know enough about wood to identify what our deck is made of. It's had a number of coats of various treatments such as Thomson's Waterseal and related competitor's products. The thing I'd...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By Tripletreat
Spraying bed liner over rotten wood was never the...

Spraying bed liner over rotten wood was never the plan. Not now. Not in the future. :huh
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By Tripletreat
truck bed liner on wood?

I need to make over our deck on a tight budget. The decking is partially rotten, but there seems to be some material I can recycle in a new, smaller design. Can I use truck bed liner over wood to...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By Tripletreat
Johnson Leathers in S.F. makes a 3/4 jacket that...

Johnson Leathers in S.F. makes a 3/4 jacket that looks downright cheap (price-wise) as compared to anything by Belstaff since Belstaff went upscale, Hippster-like.
Forum: Vendors 03-06-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,248
Posted By Tripletreat
I think there is room in the market for two...

I think there is room in the market for two similar products. Both Volo and yours seem like very nice safety features. I was hit by a car from behind once. Fortunately I was not injured but the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,248
Posted By Tripletreat
I've owned to HG Dakar jackets, so you could say...

I've owned to HG Dakar jackets, so you could say I'm a fan. Both jackets were stolen.
I foolishly waited too long to replace one. :cry
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,460
Posted By Tripletreat
Another point to compliment those (good 'uns)...

Another point to compliment those (good 'uns) already made: the older BMWs enjoy good parts availability. That's not something you can say about all brands. In addition, there are K-bike forums...
Forum: Upcoming 02-26-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,129
Posted By Tripletreat
Friends don't let friends drink Bud Light. :puke1

Friends don't let friends drink Bud Light. :puke1
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By Tripletreat
Todd? He definitely gets my vote as a stand-up...

Todd? He definitely gets my vote as a stand-up kinda guy. He's the Airmarshall for our state. He's knowledgeable and conscientious. What else would you be looking for?
Forum: Upcoming 02-22-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,129
Posted By Tripletreat
I've a sad and long history of rolling through...

I've a sad and long history of rolling through the gates after all the reasonably comfortable tent sites have been occupied by others. This year I aim to get there early enough to find grass and...
Forum: Americas 02-20-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,299
Posted By Tripletreat
"The hostel is called Cerrito Lindo which means -...

"The hostel is called Cerrito Lindo which means - Sweat Hill."
:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3,302
Views: 491,332
Posted By Tripletreat
"But isn't common for all motorcycle publications...

"But isn't common for all motorcycle publications to gush all over just about every new bike that comes out?"

Common, yes. Inevitable? NO. Motorcycle Consumer News isn't beholden to advertisers,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3,302
Views: 491,332
Posted By Tripletreat
I would think all subscribers have the chance to...

I would think all subscribers have the chance to read that test; it's available on-line as of a couple of days ago.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-04-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9,540
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,490,503
Posted By Tripletreat
BMW K1100RS Mirrors with housings

On offer is a pair (right and left) of red BMW K1100RS mirrors, complete with the plastic housings. They are in very good condition. I'd like $50 each (which is cheaper that what BMW demands for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-27-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8,685
Views: 845,532
Posted By Tripletreat
It was grand having some mild temps for a while. ...

It was grand having some mild temps for a while. I seized the time as well! :D
Today it looks like we're in for more funk-inducing inversion layer weather. :cry
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,307
Posted By Tripletreat
Hardpackrider, if you go over to the BMW dealer...

Hardpackrider, if you go over to the BMW dealer there in The City, you can probably pick up a copy of the monthly mag., ON gratis. The club always spends a lot of time promoting the annual rally in...
Forum: Latin America 01-24-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By Tripletreat
¿What About Uruguay?

Lots of stuff posted here on Latin American countries, but nothing I can find on Uruguay. Are there any riders passing through that can post some observations? What about residents?
What's the...
Forum: Vendors 01-21-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 102,631
Posted By Tripletreat
I have had saddles done by the Mayers over many...

I have had saddles done by the Mayers over many years. The first was Bill Sr, who did a great job on the saddle for my R100GS. The sons' work - in my experience- is not up to their father's...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,771
Posted By Tripletreat
Thank you Bob. That's what I was looking for. I...

Thank you Bob. That's what I was looking for. I must say though, I am surprised there is not more comments and, more particularly, some indication that the initiator of the thread was able to sort...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,771
Posted By Tripletreat
Gold Valve Cartridge Emulators on Airheads

Can someone point me to a thread that has riders' experiences installing RaceTech Gold Valves on airhead forks? Surely that's be discussed here, but I can't seem to find any such thread.
I'm...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-18-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9,540
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,490,503
Posted By Tripletreat
BMW K1100RS fairing bits

I'm searching for the metal plates that attach the mirrors to the fairing on a K1100RS. Anyone have a damaged fairing that could be cannibalized?
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,196
Posted By Tripletreat
Humm... it's clear you've stumbled into the wrong...

Humm... it's clear you've stumbled into the wrong forum.
Continue on down the highway another 3-4 miles and turn left at the sign directing folks to the gated retirement community. :wink:
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3,302
Views: 491,332
Posted By Tripletreat
Nice summary of your initial miles on the new...

Nice summary of your initial miles on the new bike. I'm envious!
Thanks for sharing the experience.
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3,302
Views: 491,332
Posted By Tripletreat
hand guards

Let me go way out on a limb here and do some speculating: I think there must be a way to remove or replace the hand guards if you don't like 'em. :D
...ever heard the term "farkle" before? :wink:
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-16-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,061
Posted By Tripletreat
Huntington was once a train stop if I remember...

Huntington was once a train stop if I remember correctly. That was it's reason for existing. That train has now moved on and Huntington gives me the feeling that it'll soon be a ghost town. If you...
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,196
Posted By Tripletreat
I've had three R100RS models. When I sold the...

I've had three R100RS models. When I sold the first two, I soon came to regret those sales. My present one will not be sold until after I am gone.
Ride one before you decide if they are for you --...
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,819
Posted By Tripletreat
Martelo, I am surprised you have to go so far...

Martelo,
I am surprised you have to go so far north to find any reasonable bikes. What about Spain next door? Surely the Spanish m/c market has something to offer. There is a substantial club of...
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,566
Posted By Tripletreat
In speaking with Dave at Recommended Service, I...

In speaking with Dave at Recommended Service, I learned that there is another option: Ikon sells fork springs. I have no personal experience with them; I just throw that tidbit out FYI.
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By Tripletreat
I contacted Dave at Recommended Service. That...

I contacted Dave at Recommended Service. That proved to be a great choice. Dave has the parts, the expertise and the willingness to talk one through the rebuild process, which is the route I took....
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3,302
Views: 491,332
Posted By Tripletreat
I finally had the chance to put myself on a FJ-09...

I finally had the chance to put myself on a FJ-09 seat today. I've been enthusiastic about this since I first rode the naked version and experienced firsthand that fantastic drive train. However, I...
Forum: Airheads 12-31-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By Tripletreat
If Recommended Service is indeed a distributor of...

If Recommended Service is indeed a distributor of Ikon in the Bay Area I expect all the parts would be on the shelf for a rebuild. However, I'll ask when I call to be sure. If there's any doubt...
Forum: Airheads 12-31-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By Tripletreat
Koni Rebuild

Thanks for the quick replies. Good info, all!
Ohlins are no doubt a wonderful option --- for someone with deep pockets. My pockets are depressingly shallow :cry
On the brighter side, the Koni...
Forum: Airheads 12-31-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By Tripletreat
Koni Rebuild?

I've acquired a pair of Koni shocks for my 1983 R100RS. I'd like to have them rebuilt. However, shipping them to Oz for the Ikon folks to do that is likely to be $$$. My question: who in North...
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