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Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,023
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Wow! The Enterprise was only out for five years!

Wow! The Enterprise was only out for five years!
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,785
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I live in the US and all that great land is a...

I live in the US and all that great land is a thousand miles away...
Nothing around here but No Trespassing signs and farms.
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 50,415
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Right side passenger footpeg for '89 GS

As the title says, I'm looking for a right-side passenger footpeg for an '89 GS. I reckon other years and other models will probably work too. PM me.
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,744
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I looked into this. It is supposed to be...

I looked into this. It is supposed to be permanently lubed as a result of the materials used.
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,785
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
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Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,785
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
:thumb Didn't know Samsonite made moto...

:thumb

Didn't know Samsonite made moto luggage! Details? What all you got in there?
Forum: Airheads 03-14-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,785
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
That, my friend, is a work of art. :thumb

That, my friend, is a work of art. :thumb
Forum: Airheads 03-14-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,785
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Might sound weird but what I'd like to do is fit...

Might sound weird but what I'd like to do is fit a subframe with mounts for BMW System Cases. I like the big plastic cases when they're all keyed for the bike and I'm pretty sure a 1100/1150 ignition...
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,785
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
R100GS Subframe Options

Seems I'm always thinking about ways to make my bike more suited to my riding and needs. My recent foray into a top box got me wondering if there are options for a subframe. I don't really like the...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
As I was doing this little project I wondered,...

As I was doing this little project I wondered, are there other subframes available for the airhead GSs? That little flipped up bar at the rear makes everything a lot harder! I must say, I like...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
R100GS Top Case Solved!

I love top cases. Some people don't like them because of the way they look or because they raise the CG. Those aren't my criteria. And I didn't want to spend the hundreds it takes for an aftermarket...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,346
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
What he said.

What he said.
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,235
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I started with a GS. For the last two years I've...

I started with a GS. For the last two years I've been acquiring all the parts for a full-up PD. With a bit of creativity, I'm making it very easy to swap between different configurations for various...
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Honestly, you almost can't see them on the bike....

Honestly, you almost can't see them on the bike. It was a challenge to find some lighting where they showed up. I keep trying to find a way to improve them, but a complete set from a stock 12x12...
Forum: Airheads 03-07-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
How is your GSPD tank "glovebox" arranged?

I was thinking about doing something to improve the utility of the glovebox on my GSPD fuel tank. Right now I've just got stuff piled in there but I was wanting some kind of organizer as well as a...
Forum: Airheads 03-07-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,547
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1048395
Forum: Airheads 03-07-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
GSPD Touring "Wings"

I was at the local BMW dealership a few days ago and took a look at the new bikes. They are quite nice and extremely... complicated. As much as I'd like to own one, I prefer my '89R100GS with PD...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,372
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
There aren't really any new bikes that I want to...

There aren't really any new bikes that I want to be the first owner of that I'd be interested in carrying for the next 20 years (a reasonable estimate at my remaining riding years.) I can't imagine...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-05-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,568
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
:thumb

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Forum: Airheads 03-04-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,365
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Don't ruin a good thread. If you think the...

Don't ruin a good thread. If you think the discussion is pointless then you don't have to participate. I'm learning a lot about airheads and might just start looking for an R100/7. Seems to be the...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Wash-In Waterproofing Treatments

I'm looking to improve the water repellency of my BMW Santiago jacket and trousers. They are not waterproof from the factory. Anyone know much about those wash-in waterproofing treatments?
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 50,415
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Let me clarify: I'm looking for s speedometer...

Let me clarify: I'm looking for s speedometer can. Just the can and lens. I don't care about the guts. Just need something that will fit in that hole and offer a watertight cover that I can see...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,365
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
There is no correct answer to the question you...

There is no correct answer to the question you ask. Were this a government program I'd tell you to write up a requirements document and then find the motorcycle that best fit those requirements. But...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 50,415
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Do you have any buckets you're not using? I...

Do you have any buckets you're not using? I really just need a bucket and lens.
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 50,415
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Looking for a non-functional R80/100GS/PD...

Looking for a non-functional R80/100GS/PD speedometer for a project. Speedos from other bikes will work too, if they'll fit.
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 61,358
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Anyone have an email address for them? Couldn't...

Anyone have an email address for them? Couldn't find one on their site. I don't think their site is displaying properly in my mac running chrome.
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Completely hand made by artisans. The Rolls Royce...

Completely hand made by artisans. The Rolls Royce of motorcycles. No wonder they outlast EVERY other bike of their era.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,268
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Our nation elected this idiot president - twice -...

Our nation elected this idiot president - twice - and you ask this question?
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 872
Views: 61,358
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 913
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Me too!

I like it. Writing that engages the mind is becoming increasingly rare, supplanted by 50 Shades of Stupid and other vapid titillations. Here are my missives. They aren't motocentric but they require...
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I have a very low mileage, pristine, '89 R100GS....

I have a very low mileage, pristine, '89 R100GS. I agonized for a while about dinging it up offroad or modifying it because it might lose some value until someone on here reminded us that our bikes...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 872
Views: 61,358
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
This thread is pretty old. Can you still get...

This thread is pretty old. Can you still get these cartridges? I'm reducing the size of my fleet and using the cash to improve my R100GS(PD). I can't stand the forks!!!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-27-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,568
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Snow will almost certainly be long gone. Going to...

Snow will almost certainly be long gone. Going to be muddy though. This is our rainy season.

There aren't a lot of public access trails close to Huntsville. This is a big hunting area and most of...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 384,961
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Top Case Compatibility

Doing a little mixing and matching between bikes and was hoping someone might have an answer.

Will the 35L topcase that came with the R1100/50GS fit the R1100/50RT?
How about the 33L top case...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 119,146
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
I rode a TE250 in Colorado a few years ago....

I rode a TE250 in Colorado a few years ago. Wonderful in the mountains. A bit anemic above 10,000 ft. Revved high on the highway but did great. I would take it out there again.
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
You must be an Alabama boy, like me!

You must be an Alabama boy, like me!
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
Haynes it to Clymer as Bill Nye is to Newton.

Haynes it to Clymer as Bill Nye is to Newton.
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,097
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
That beast looks like a Rubbermaid foot locker!

That beast looks like a Rubbermaid foot locker!
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
MaxBMW is great. Use it all the time. I was...

MaxBMW is great. Use it all the time. I was thinking more standalone on a mobile device.
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By MotorcycleWriter
BMW Parts Fiche App?

Anything like this for our BMWs? Almost makes me want to switch to big orange!

KTM Parts Fiche App (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1046088)
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