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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 05:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By tominboise
1995 R1100R for sale

Local has a 1995 R1100R for sale. 24k miles, basically stock with new tires and recent dealer service, GPS on board and factory luggage and windscreen. He is asking $3200.

Thought I would check...
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,156
Posted By tominboise
Turns out I was half right and half wrong. I...

Turns out I was half right and half wrong. I used 1-1/4" PVC SCH 40 pipe for my spacers....
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,156
Posted By tominboise
1 1/4" sounds right but I won't be able to check...

1 1/4" sounds right but I won't be able to check until the weekend. I used sch 80 PVC.
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By tominboise
Well, I dug around the garage and found 4 more...

Well, I dug around the garage and found 4 more discs, so I added them to the muffler, for a total of 8 discs. Now I will be traveling all week, so will have to do the next test run in a week.
...
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By tominboise
R80G/S top speed run.....

I took my R80G/S out today for a test run. It managed to make 80MPH on a flat run (both directions so no wind assist). The bike had 5 gallons of gas and me geared up (213 lbs with gear). The bike...
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,298
Posted By tominboise
What's the matter with red and white. I like...

What's the matter with red and white. I like it....
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee149/tominboise/P1010506_zps13e14563.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,548
Posted By tominboise
FWIW, when I did this conversion, i set the fork...

FWIW, when I did this conversion, i set the fork oil at the level (length) as specified in the manual. In other words, I matched the original length. I do not have any stiction problems as you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,244
Posted By tominboise
What's the best oil for a cruise ship? Dino or...

What's the best oil for a cruise ship? Dino or synth? And how often should it be changed?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-02-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 18,540
Posted By tominboise
Question on taking these measurements - is this...

Question on taking these measurements - is this with the bike loaded by the rider or not?
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,007
Posted By tominboise
Sweet collection. What fork and triple clamps...

Sweet collection. What fork and triple clamps are you running on the R65?
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By tominboise
Got one on the way - thanks!

Got one on the way - thanks!
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By tominboise
Need a longer shift lever for my 82 R80G/S

I installed some SWT lowered foot pegs, which work great for me. It made a big difference in the ergos of the bike. I could use a longer shift lever, and also one where the toe stud sticks out...
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,831
Posted By tominboise
Thanks for all the replies. My local dealer has...

Thanks for all the replies. My local dealer has a bulk tank so I've gotten that figured out. A new wick for $8 and a thorough cleaning and the heater is working great. Total investment = $32 +...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,197
Posted By tominboise
Nice start. Being partial to yellow bikes...

Nice start. Being partial to yellow bikes myself, i admire your taste. It will be interesting following the thread.
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 399,623
Posted By tominboise
Put new Eibach springs in my DR350S and changed...

Put new Eibach springs in my DR350S and changed the fork oil, which was pretty darn grungy. I don't know that it's ever been changed since 1995......Next up is to replace the clutch plates on the...
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4,632
Views: 637,268
Posted By tominboise
Welding Machine question here - has anyone had...

Welding Machine question here - has anyone had experience with a Klutch MIG 140SI MIG welder, good or bad? I was looking at them on Northern Tools' website - they are a 110V machine. I need a...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By tominboise
Having had to replace a water heater that didn't...

Having had to replace a water heater that didn't get drained and froze solid, I say drain it.
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,181
Posted By tominboise
I wear dockers to work in my office. When they...

I wear dockers to work in my office. When they get too worn for the office they get moved to oil change, mechanic, lawn mowing duty. For all other wear, I wear Carhartt's dungarees (Handy cause...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 30,341
Views: 3,773,123
Posted By tominboise
Quick question on fork springs. I bought a set...

Quick question on fork springs. I bought a set of eibach springs from Procycle. The free length on the stock springs is 24". The eibach's free length is 20". There is an 8" piece of clear PVC...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By tominboise
I've taken heavy car parts to the local metals...

I've taken heavy car parts to the local metals recycler and gotten $$ for them. Brass radiators are good. As are heavy items like rotors, etc....
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 399,623
Posted By tominboise
Put a new wick in my pawnshop kerosene heater,...

Put a new wick in my pawnshop kerosene heater, which now works great. Also changed the oil and filter in the S2000 autocross car. Installed new rear brake shoes on the R80G/S. And picked up an LED...
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By tominboise
Thanks for the info. I plan to put it back...

Thanks for the info. I plan to put it back together as is with two new O rings and monitor condition for awhile. If it continues to leak, I'll do something different.

TOm
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By tominboise
I see the P clamps on the frame members. What...

I see the P clamps on the frame members. What kind of captive nut are you using on them?
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By tominboise
Is there supposed to be 4 orings on this shaft?

I have a leaky rear brake cam and need to replace the orings. Max BMW shows two orings, which I got from my local dealer. When I pulled it apart, I found this....
...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,634
Posted By tominboise
scissor lift vs two pole lift for home garage use

I've finally gotten to the point where I am considering buying a lift for my garage. I've spent years crawling around under cars on jackstands and have about had my fill.

So I've looked at...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,062
Posted By tominboise
We used Cerakote on the exhaust hatch interiors...

We used Cerakote on the exhaust hatch interiors on a couple of the locomotive models built at MPI in Boise. Also used it for the control consoles. We applied without baking, so it took several days...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 399,623
Posted By tominboise
Yes - instant carnage at 9000rpm. Hence, the...

Yes - instant carnage at 9000rpm. Hence, the proactive replacement with redesigned Gen II retainers that have a bit more meat in the correct area....
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 28,839
Posted By tominboise
I'm in....:1drink:1drink

I'm in....:1drink:1drink
Forum: Airheads 01-01-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 39,779
Posted By tominboise
Free for the shipping - R100GS front brake rotor

I have an extra R100 front brake rotor. It is in good shape - not warped nor grooved, but I do believe it is worn to the limit. I will give it away for the shipping.....I wouldn't hesitate to use...
Forum: Airheads 01-01-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 39,779
Posted By tominboise
WTS - Front wheel hub for R100GS, GSPD 1987-95

I ended up with a spare front wheel hub for a project that didn't go anywhere. It's dirty (it's a used part) but in good shape. It fits R100 GS and GSPD from 1987 to 1995, as shown in this fiche
...
Forum: Airheads 01-01-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,386
Posted By tominboise
Can one just pull the speedo drive and run...

Can one just pull the speedo drive and run without it? I used a PVC plug machined to fit the hole, but I left the speedo drive in place in the transmission.
...
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,831
Posted By tominboise
Bought 5gal of K1 today from the bulk dealer...

Bought 5gal of K1 today from the bulk dealer where I have an acccount. It was about 5.88/gal. Also drained the tank on the heater and flushed out a bunch of rusty water, so will interesting to see...
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,379
Posted By tominboise
Dremel tool with a cutoff wheel and a cold chisel...

Dremel tool with a cutoff wheel and a cold chisel will get that off. Cut most of the way through it, carefully, and then split with the chisel....
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By tominboise
Excellent - thank you. I will add some hose when...

Excellent - thank you. I will add some hose when I clean this up and replace the orings and shoes.
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,379
Posted By tominboise
Beyond that, you can always look at the thread...

Beyond that, you can always look at the thread form and figure out which way to twist it off (or on).
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,831
Posted By tominboise
For the amount I will use it, I will stick with...

For the amount I will use it, I will stick with Kerosene. I need to check with my bulk dealer to see if they have kerosene on one of their pumps, or I need to get it some other way from them. Fall ...
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 399,623
Posted By tominboise
Well, my son and I tore the valve rocker train...

Well, my son and I tore the valve rocker train off of our Honda S2000 autoX car and replaced the intake valve retainers. Found three cracked but none had come apart yet. Learned that a S2000 will...
Forum: Airheads 12-28-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By tominboise
Looking at the picture - it looks more like the...

Looking at the picture - it looks more like the brake pivot is leaking than the big seal.
Forum: Airheads 12-28-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By tominboise
Leaking rear drive on R80G/S

I changed my tires today to new Conti TKC80's front and back. Went OK. Discovered that the PO had used a way too big tube in the rear tire when he put it on. It had many wrinkles in it. I was...
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,831
Posted By tominboise
Good point. I will use it to knock the chill off...

Good point. I will use it to knock the chill off the place and then shut it off, using a small electric to maintain. Or, I will open one garage door a couple of inches after I warm it up, to add...
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