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Forum: Day Trippin' 08-24-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By Flying Frisian
Alz, Nice trip and great video! Too bad it...

Alz,

Nice trip and great video! Too bad it was wet when you climbed the Stelvio. When I was younger I rode my bike all over Europe every summer. Many of the trips I took I did alone. Brings back...
Forum: The Garage 08-23-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 256,196
Posted By Flying Frisian
The garage (shed) was my project this past...

The garage (shed) was my project this past winter. This space is dedicated for motorcycles. The "other" garage has been taken over by the kids, wife, dog and junk we don't need.

I like to keep it...
Forum: The Garage 08-23-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 256,196
Posted By Flying Frisian
Thanks! She looks good from a distance but is a...

Thanks! She looks good from a distance but is a little rough when you get closer. I'll work on that this winter.
Forum: Airheads 08-23-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 848
Posted By Flying Frisian
That looks good. Do the latches stay latched when...

That looks good. Do the latches stay latched when you ride on rough roads?
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 256,196
Posted By Flying Frisian
Parked my winter project in the garage (shed)

Bought a little R65 on CL and parked it in the garage after a test ride. This is my winter project. Can't wait to get started.
...
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 848
Posted By Flying Frisian
Thanks! looks like McMaster has quite a few...

Thanks! looks like McMaster has quite a few latches that will work.
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,110
Posted By Flying Frisian
:eek1 Wow, great job. I like the cafe racer...

:eek1

Wow, great job. I like the cafe racer style. Nice job also on the pin striping.
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 848
Posted By Flying Frisian
Thanks! I'll check it out but probably go with...

Thanks! I'll check it out but probably go with the latches below.



That's it exactly. I travel for a living and my toolboxes need to be replaced every year due to abuse in airports.

I...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 848
Posted By Flying Frisian
Mounted the rack and side cases today.

Cleaned up the side cases today and mounted the rack. Perfect fit! The latches for mounting and closing the cases look flimsy. On the left case the latches for closing are broken and pieces are...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 848
Posted By Flying Frisian
Absolutely! A great way to spend some time with...

Absolutely! A great way to spend some time with your daughter before she's off to college or spending time with boyfriends:eek1.
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 848
Posted By Flying Frisian
Bill, That's right, before I knew it they...

Bill,

That's right, before I knew it they were all grown up.

My youngest daughter is on the R65 and my oldest is in the pictures on the CBR250R. She has moved to Montana where she studies at...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 848
Posted By Flying Frisian
Geen probleem!

Geen probleem!
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 848
Posted By Flying Frisian
Isaak, Thank you! The reason that I bought an...

Isaak, Thank you! The reason that I bought an airhead is the fact that I need something to wrench on. The reason that I bought an R65 is the fact that it is a little smaller so my daughters can ride...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 848
Posted By Flying Frisian
Thanks! Rust does bug me so it has to go. I am...

Thanks! Rust does bug me so it has to go. I am not going for a show bike but I want it to look clean. I will probably take everything apart this winter and clean and paint it.

I didn't know...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 848
Posted By Flying Frisian
OK, good advise. I will check it out but knowing...

OK, good advise. I will check it out but knowing myself I will probably dig into it all the way. Can't help myself!



I had read this somewhere on this forum before I bought the bike. Thanks...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 848
Posted By Flying Frisian
Thanks! I'll remember to keep it as close to...

Thanks! I'll remember to keep it as close to original as possible. At this point I am just thinking about all the things that I may do this winter.
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,725
Posted By Flying Frisian
Here in Oregon we can place used oil in jugs with...

Here in Oregon we can place used oil in jugs with the rest of the recyclables. The trucks that pick up recyclables have a special tank for used oil. You can only recycle 2 gallon jugs per week, but...
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 848
Posted By Flying Frisian
Rode the bike this afternoon and decided to give...

Rode the bike this afternoon and decided to give it a good cleaning.
Everything looks pretty good but all the black paint is dull and rough with minor rust spots everywhere. I will probably strip...
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 848
Posted By Flying Frisian
Winter project 1983 R65, anything I need to be aware of?

Brought home a little project for the winter months. I found a 1983 R65 on CL. The bike has only 34k miles and seems in good shape mechanically. The engine purrs like a kitten and the gear box...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,097
Posted By Flying Frisian
BMW has been perfecting the boxer engine for...

BMW has been perfecting the boxer engine for almost a century. It's an antiquated design but it works well and BMW kept perfecting it. From airhead to oil-head to hex-head to cam-head and now the...
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 256,196
Posted By Flying Frisian
I use my tools and sometimes the Mighty Vac to...

I use my tools and sometimes the Mighty Vac to flush the brake system. Didn't know you could do that with a DVD. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,097
Posted By Flying Frisian
That's nonsense. Every reputable company will...

That's nonsense. Every reputable company will learn from a costly incident like this. This is obviously not intentional and once the problem is fixed it shouldn't come back.
I recommend you go for...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,097
Posted By Flying Frisian
I'd go for the 2014. Besides the rear shock issue...

I'd go for the 2014. Besides the rear shock issue on the bikes with dynamic ESA there isn't a problem.
The recall (or stop ride) was probably a little overkill by BMW to cover their behind. You may...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 995
Views: 158,348
Posted By Flying Frisian
OK, It's been a while. Time for an update....

OK, It's been a while. Time for an update. Anybody hear anything?
Forum: The Garage 08-07-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 256,196
Posted By Flying Frisian
All "standard" metric M8 hex head bolts and nuts...

All "standard" metric M8 hex head bolts and nuts require a 13 mm wrench. Wrenches like 12 and 14 mm are not used frequently, only on specialty nuts and bolts. I've noticed that many tool kits in the...
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 256,196
Posted By Flying Frisian
:ear Syntec4, just kidding. Nice work on...

:ear

Syntec4, just kidding. Nice work on the ram ball mounts:clap.
Have you posted some video yet?
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,647
Posted By Flying Frisian
Great pictures and write-up of my favorite roads...

Great pictures and write-up of my favorite roads in the area.

How did you like the 218 from Fossil to Shaniko? This is one of my favorite roads with perfect grippy asphalt, endless corners and no...
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 256,196
Posted By Flying Frisian
Most of us scrape foot pegs or knee pucks but you...

Most of us scrape foot pegs or knee pucks but you can scrape your GoPro on the asphalt :rofl. Although judging by the chicken strips on your rear tire that may not be a problem:lol3.
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 995
Views: 158,348
Posted By Flying Frisian
Agree 100%. I pay cash for everything from cars...

Agree 100%. I pay cash for everything from cars to motorcycles and other stuff. If I don't have the cash to buy it than I don't need it. Less stress that way. I don't owe anybody anything and don't...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 312,403
Posted By Flying Frisian
You can buy individual shims. You can find the...

You can buy individual shims. You can find the part numbers and sizes on the parts fiches of on-line retailers like Bike Bandit etc.
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 312,403
Posted By Flying Frisian
I agree, the camhead is the better design. It is...

I agree, the camhead is the better design. It is easy to work on and valve clearance barely changes between inspections. The shims or "Semi Spheres" as BMW calls them can be bought from your stealer...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 1,187,498
Posted By Flying Frisian
Had a new red one back in 2000. Loved it until I...

Had a new red one back in 2000. Loved it until I crashed and totalled the bike on Thanksgiving 2001. I ran out of ground clearance when the exhaust pipes hit the tarmac in a fast sweeper and lifted...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-20-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 28,276
Posted By Flying Frisian
Clarno, John Day fossil beds Oregon

http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z340/Flying_Frisian/Oregon%20October%202012/2010-10-15135027.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-19-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7,774
Views: 7,081,268
Posted By Flying Frisian
Wife at Windy Ridge, Mt. St. Helens

Went riding with the wife today to the east side of Mt. Saint Helens. (Windy Ridge)

...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 25,172
Posted By Flying Frisian
R1200rt

I own a 2011 R1200RT and recommend this bike. It handles great, perfect wind and weather protection and can do high speed touring all day long.

Be careful if you take the "12" from Eastern...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 166,016
Posted By Flying Frisian
I like the way you think.

I like the way you think.
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 166,016
Posted By Flying Frisian
I would love to own this bike as a second bike...

I would love to own this bike as a second bike just for myself. My wife wasn't comfortable on the back of my R1200GS so I bought a R1200RT with top case for back support, just for her (at least...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 166,016
Posted By Flying Frisian
If you don't lose your girlfriend during the ride...

If you don't lose your girlfriend during the ride she'll probably leave you immediately after.
So I guess the question is how much do you like your girlfriend.:rofl
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,033
Posted By Flying Frisian
I wanted to buy a work bench kit but decided to...

I wanted to buy a work bench kit but decided to just build one. It started like this:
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 312,403
Posted By Flying Frisian
Yep, this is old news. So old in fact that the...

Yep, this is old news. So old in fact that the thread on this subject is almost dead.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=876200&page=59
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