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Forum: Airheads 11-02-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Nope, never filed them. Just checked the gap when...

Nope, never filed them. Just checked the gap when I felt guilty about it. Honestly tho, with the booster I think read that 20k was about as much as any one was using the points for. The booster just...
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Filing

Well, I put a about 40 thousand miles on a set with the dyna. The contacts looked perfect. But the rub block had worn to the point where performance was really suffering. Still ran we'll, just way...
Forum: Trials 10-14-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Rode novice b, this was my 5th trial and might...

Rode novice b, this was my 5th trial and might have been able to struggle through novice A with much frustration. The sections were very good for the level of riding experience in each class. The...
Forum: Trials 10-14-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,458
Posted By batoutoflahonda
To get a tight seal I use surgical tubing. Most...

To get a tight seal I use surgical tubing. Most hard wear stores have it but some hide it and you have to ask for it. Guess to keep the druggies away. Any way, then I use thin safety wire, but any...
Forum: Trials 10-12-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Ditto. Rode the Sunday trial. Thanks all.

Ditto. Rode the Sunday trial. Thanks all.
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By batoutoflahonda
How handy are you with a multimeter?

How handy are you with a multimeter?
Forum: Trials 10-02-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,166
Posted By batoutoflahonda
I'll be at Moses Lake as well. look for a montesa...

I'll be at Moses Lake as well. look for a montesa 315r and white Suzuki sx4 with a trailer that says 'paddle boards for rent'. Doing the skagit trial this weekend. I ride novice, just started this...
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,731
Posted By batoutoflahonda
The Edge By Hunter S. Thompson The lever...

The Edge By Hunter S. Thompson

The lever goes up into fourth, and now there’s no sound except the wind. Screw it all the way over, reach through the handlebars to raise the headlight beam. The...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By batoutoflahonda
First thing I would check are the throttle and...

First thing I would check are the throttle and choke cables, see if you got them miss located while you were poking around. Make sure every thing is hitting the stops.

Really? It starts with the...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,570
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Sounds like the exhaust valve is not seating or...

Sounds like the exhaust valve is not seating or is chipped. You can do a compression check. They tend to recess with unleaded gas, so may need to have the heads done and hardened seats installed....
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By batoutoflahonda
did you disconnect the battery before you took...

did you disconnect the battery before you took the cover off? Also, check the wires, make sure they are actually tight. My points wire recently became very loose at the been can. Bike ran, but not...
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6,141
Views: 1,261,250
Posted By batoutoflahonda
oil change

If you take the belly pan loose except for the two screws under the center stand, it will pull down just enough to get the filter and plug off. Push the pan into it's usual position and pull the...
Forum: Trials 08-07-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,683
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Did my first at Funny Rocks in WA last weekend....

Did my first at Funny Rocks in WA last weekend. The guys were really helpful. I rode Enduros and was on a dirt bike about every weekend, commute 140 miles a day on a bike, basically live on the...
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,203
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Sonny Barger prefers BMWs. Get your mind around...

Sonny Barger prefers BMWs. Get your mind around what would have happened if......
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Go to WASDOT and look at 'state travel allerts'....

Go to WASDOT and look at 'state travel allerts'. 2 is still closed,

http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/default.aspx?refnum=164221&action=2&aw=1

US 2 Both Directions - US 2 remains...
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,344
Posted By batoutoflahonda
I work in Renton, if you can ride the thing over...

I work in Renton, if you can ride the thing over that way I can try and sync them for you. Actually I'll show you. PM me with a phone number and I'll give you a call, maybe I can even do it over the...
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,495
Posted By batoutoflahonda
When i did the power commute in California and...

When i did the power commute in California and now here in Washington. Just to comment further on braking, when I ride my '81 G/S, I am constantly reminding myself "no abs". All new cars have ABS and...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,865
Posted By batoutoflahonda
A lot of aircraft tire gauges are calibrated. If...

A lot of aircraft tire gauges are calibrated. If you could borrow one at the local airport FBO and compare it to your gauges. Or maybe find one cheap, used maybe, and send it out if it isn't...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 135,623
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Yeah, thought about a resistor. But I think that...

Yeah, thought about a resistor. But I think that would just change current flow. The problem seems to be the rate at which the signal is either out putted (is that a word?) or how the signal rate is...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 135,623
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Quick review after about 15,000+ miles

I have never been happy with the speed reading. The 10ths jump around so quick that 1's jump with it, so the speed reading is 7x.x, all i know is that I am doing 70 something. This is with the speed...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,311
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Another vote for the IRC GP-110, I've used them...

Another vote for the IRC GP-110, I've used them quite a bit. Good all around tire. Used to be the go to tire for the enduro crowd. Can find them cheap, sub $200 for the pair.
Forum: Airheads 05-17-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Or a dab of solder on either contact points. If...

Or a dab of solder on either contact points. If you put it on the bulb contact then if it gets screwed up, no big deal, and you can file it down a bit if need be.
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,029
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Tip of the day: Take some of that foam weave...

Tip of the day: Take some of that foam weave stuff you put in your kitchen drawers under it to keep it in place if it is non magnetic.

other than that, i have a marsee that has been on every bike...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,294
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Was on a trip last year on the G/S and rode...

Was on a trip last year on the G/S and rode through side ways hail and pitch black at 3pm. Remember seeing that Chimney Rock thing that I always wondered about, looked surreal in the dark storm. Got...
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,641
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Sounds like some thing is "warped". So you let...

Sounds like some thing is "warped". So you let the clutch out and it grabs. At the same time you start to give it gas. It slips. So you let more clutch "out" and it grabs. etc. Kinda sounds like it...
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6,141
Views: 1,261,250
Posted By batoutoflahonda
galfer green rear brake pads

Installed today. Granted, they are not bedded yet, but a marked improvement over the stock ferodo. You can actually feel them grab, which is a lot better than the stock ones on my 2012 MTS which just...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,256
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Another vote for clean screens on the petcock and...

Another vote for clean screens on the petcock and red flakes in the inline filters. I got 'em. I measured fuel flow a while back looking for an issue with the inline filters and it was well with in...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,402
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Yeah. Mine (R80) is a two finger affair. But, I...

Yeah. Mine (R80) is a two finger affair. But, I also threw out the BMW recommendations on the measurements and set lever/cable pull where I like it. As long as it isn't slipping, and shifts with no...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,308
Posted By batoutoflahonda
I see a lot of cars and bikes and we use led...

I see a lot of cars and bikes and we use led lights at work. I don't know if it's the way my eyes process light, but to me they just aren't 'sharp' enough. Detail seems muted in some way. So no...
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6,141
Views: 1,261,250
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Wow, nice.

Wow, nice.
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6,141
Views: 1,261,250
Posted By batoutoflahonda
700-800? Geez, mine was 400. 500 with leather....

700-800? Geez, mine was 400. 500 with leather. Why so much? Did you have
something cool done? If so, post a pic., will ya.
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6,141
Views: 1,261,250
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Thanks for that info on the termi. And on the...

Thanks for that info on the termi. And on the other tries. There is a guy here in Seattle that some guys from work use. He uses ECU Unleashed, going to give him a call next week and see what happens....
Forum: Beasts 02-28-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6,141
Views: 1,261,250
Posted By batoutoflahonda
low end surging best fix best options

This is the year I'm going to take care of it. Over on Ducati forums, I find them to be a bit too optimistic about some of the stuff out there. So I'm asking here.

The dealer here leans towards...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,272
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Besides the heating/cooling to ease installation....

Besides the heating/cooling to ease installation. Also consider that aluminum is easily formable. So each time you press in or out stuff, the part gets worked a bit and the dimensions of the part...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Kinda got the same thing going on an '81 G/S....

Kinda got the same thing going on an '81 G/S. Went through two sets of shoes. The inside looked dry as a bone. But at the very bottom of final drive I find a tiny leak.

Going to be doing this in...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-22-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Also, with it running, shake the wires at the the...

Also, with it running, shake the wires at the the injectors. See if it runs differently as you are doing so. The leads on mine at the injectors were starting to go. Also, check to make sure the choke...
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Tourtech makes mounts and a cable for just about...

Tourtech makes mounts and a cable for just about every GPS out there. The cable is a shielded to ground affair. Not sure you need it, but what the heck.

I hate to admit, but I actually have a...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,940
Posted By batoutoflahonda
Pricy, but another option for you ...

Pricy, but another option for you

http://www.bmw2valve.com/bmw/C-4.html

Been eye balling the G/S pipes myself.
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By batoutoflahonda
The cheapest thing would be check on the splines....

The cheapest thing would be check on the splines. Here in the PNW they tend to get a bit of rust, and can cause the clutch disk not to move as freely as it should. . So clean and lube. Check to make...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,783
Posted By batoutoflahonda
As suggested get the stock seat, sell the corbin....

As suggested get the stock seat, sell the corbin. You can either rework the stock one yourself. Or, you are in Sonoma? Road trip it up north to Ricks, and get a seat made. Talk to him first as I hear...
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