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Forum: Airheads 07-12-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,778
Posted By RoughReady
Great bike at good price. If the Krauser luggage...

Great bike at good price. If the Krauser luggage bags have the "seatbelt" type latch attaching them to the racks at the rear you will definitely want to consider securing the bags with an...
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By RoughReady
http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/19inchrecall.htm ...

http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/19inchrecall.htm


Anyone curious about their possible wheel recall could be helped by this Snowbum information.
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 890
Posted By RoughReady
http://www.pbase.com/dwerbil/bmw_motorcycle_r607r7...

http://www.pbase.com/dwerbil/bmw_motorcycle_r607r757_r1007_r100rs_owners_manual


This will give you a great start. Then watch E-bay for a cheap Clymer or Haynes and you will be good to go. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,223
Posted By RoughReady
That is B. Jans' (Airhead #1 and Editor of the...

That is B. Jans' (Airhead #1 and Editor of the Airhead Magazine)) bike. Originally an ST. I venture to say that he has put more miles on that bike than most of the posters to this thread - combined!
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By RoughReady
Silicone behind the buttons at the rotor has...

Silicone behind the buttons at the rotor has worked for almost 5 years for me. A much simpler solution than using stainless steel wire to replace the existing button retainer clips.
Forum: Airheads 01-31-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,008
Posted By RoughReady
Correct me if I am wrong but the Vetter fairings...

Correct me if I am wrong but the Vetter fairings had their own headlight asssemblies that were not compatible with the stock bucket. Your fairing looks a lot like Vetter (although the compartment...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-12-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By RoughReady
+1 Don't cut or break anything.

+1 Don't cut or break anything.
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By RoughReady
http://www.gunsmoke.com/motorcycling/r100gs/lamina...

http://www.gunsmoke.com/motorcycling/r100gs/laminar_lip/index.html
This site and his writeup should give you all the info you need. Be sure to check out his many other R100GS modification...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-23-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,239
Posted By RoughReady
Thank you for sharing. Very nice photography. ...

Thank you for sharing. Very nice photography. Regards.
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,645
Posted By RoughReady
Just noticed the full Denfield rear seat and...

Just noticed the full Denfield rear seat and hardware setup was just posted on the SF Bay Craigslist classifieds today.
Forum: Airheads 06-09-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By RoughReady
I got a spacer from my neighbor, who has several...

I got a spacer from my neighbor, who has several late 1980's K100 parts bikes, to correct the identical problem that you have. Consult one of the dealers parts fiches (Max BMW) to get more specific...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By RoughReady
I solved the problem by simply, as suggested to...

I solved the problem by simply, as suggested to me, applying dabs of silicone glue around each rivet head. I initially tried another suggestion of wrapping thing gauge stainless steel wire around...
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,717
Posted By RoughReady
R100GS Stainless Brake Line

I'm looking to replace the tired brake line on my 1991 R100GS. An ADV search did not turn up too much info for help in deciding which way to go. I do recall at one point seeing recommendations to...
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By RoughReady
I've always had excellent results with Mothers...

I've always had excellent results with Mothers Aluminum polish on my /6 rims, carb tops, turn signals (1974 R75), etc. The polish produces not only a wonderful rich look but the shine lasts a long...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-12-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 22,590
Posted By RoughReady
Mendocino Nat'l...

Mendocino Nat'l Foresthttp://farm3.staticflickr.com/2169/2130044444_5500f0ac91_b.jpg
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,423
Posted By RoughReady
It was not a problem for me when I bought the 83...

It was not a problem for me when I bought the 83 R100RS Turbo primarily because I came across it more or less by accident and got it for a very good price. I needed a turbo bike like I needed a...
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,423
Posted By RoughReady
Here's a page from the catalog showing the...

Here's a page from the catalog showing the Krausers', etc. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7091/7348984858_ea23fcd21f_h.jpg
Forum: Airheads 06-06-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,423
Posted By RoughReady
Here is another page (if anyone even cares)...

Here is another page (if anyone even cares) showing some of the additional turbo system components. It's my understanding that the basic Turbo system cost about $4000 back in the day. Add to that...
Forum: Airheads 06-06-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,423
Posted By RoughReady
Here is a page I scanned from my 1980's era...

Here is a page I scanned from my 1980's era Luftmeister catalog showing the basic Turbo package. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7223/7161237089_239b3df7ed_b.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,271
Posted By RoughReady
http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main_page=product_...

http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=21
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,271
Posted By RoughReady
Kale Auto sells them as well!! ...

Kale Auto sells them as well!!

http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12&products_id=48
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,271
Posted By RoughReady
Although this blinker fluid is not BMW branded...

Although this blinker fluid is not BMW branded I've found it works just as well.



http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=22
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,317
Posted By RoughReady
Just to update, I did install the original Valeo...

Just to update, I did install the original Valeo starter in place of the damaged Bosch unit (after a cleaning and light lube). Back in business! I did answer my own question regarding how deeply...
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,317
Posted By RoughReady
I was using a correct 9 tooth Bosch starter. The...

I was using a correct 9 tooth Bosch starter. The teeth on the flywheel look fine with no evident wear with the exception of a very slight upward bevel of the front of the teeth. (if, in fact, the...
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,317
Posted By RoughReady
The section that broke off the back of the...

The section that broke off the back of the solenoid is actually in at least two pieces as one of the broken pieces slipped under the airbox housing in my attempts to get it. That, along with the...
Forum: Airheads 03-18-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,317
Posted By RoughReady
Broken Starter Solenoid Housing

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7201/6994626791_29509621b3_z.jpghttp://http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7201/6994626791_29509621b3_z.jpghttp://http://www.flickr.com/photos/windwild/6994626791/in/photostrea...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,950
Posted By RoughReady
I also sent him a note telling him what the plugs...

I also sent him a note telling him what the plugs were and that they were essentially worthless. He replied with what seemed to be a genuine thank you for the information and education. He, of...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,851
Posted By RoughReady
Not quite sure what that means. In the interest...

Not quite sure what that means. In the interest of full disclosure and self-humiliation I recently did an oil change while suffering from a temporary brain freeze and installed one of the shorter...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,851
Posted By RoughReady
Does anyone out there care to venture their...

Does anyone out there care to venture their opinion as to what can happen in this scenario?
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,851
Posted By RoughReady
I'm wondering what damage would/could occur if...

I'm wondering what damage would/could occur if there was an improper or no seal between the oil filter and the black square O ring that also seats on the back of the filter compartment cover . This...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-31-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,876
Posted By RoughReady
Wishing you a speedy recovery. . Reinhard

Wishing you a speedy recovery. . Reinhard
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,865
Posted By RoughReady
Oops. I meant Stockton. Looks like a pretty...

Oops. I meant Stockton. Looks like a pretty complete bike.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,865
Posted By RoughReady
If that's the bike listed on CL from Fresno with...

If that's the bike listed on CL from Fresno with the Bates bags I'd try to make a decision pretty quickly as I don't think it will be on the market long. I'd offer a bit less and see if he goes for...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,608
Posted By RoughReady
CityBike Magazine did an article on this specific...

CityBike Magazine did an article on this specific bike last year sometime outlining the history, etc. An earlier poster is correct that it was built to be a racebike but substantial addition funds...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By RoughReady
Can you live with this. I will have to say it...

Can you live with this. I will have to say it did give outstanding all-around protection but I couldn't get it off quickly enough. Fortunately the original owner saved all the stock parts. Same...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,461
Views: 570,499
Posted By RoughReady
1974 R90/6 used piston oil ring wanted. I'm in...

1974 R90/6 used piston oil ring wanted. I'm in need of one cheap used piston oil ring (a used set would be even better). Someone here must have a saved ring/set laying around somewhere. I know it...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,913
Posted By RoughReady
I've never seen a helmet covered with an...

I've never seen a helmet covered with an ostritch. Must be quite a spectacle.
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 909
Views: 144,879
Posted By RoughReady
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3104/2510469388_aae...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3104/2510469388_aaec08d211_b.jpgYes, Luftmeister Turbo system including water injection, exhausts, etc., etc. Ohlins shocks. It had not been fired up in quite a few...
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 909
Views: 144,879
Posted By RoughReady
I posted this pic of my 83RS maybe a year and a...

I posted this pic of my 83RS maybe a year and a half ago so maybe it's time to do it again. The bike is still in a state of "hibernation" in my...
Forum: Canada 11-01-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1,554
Views: 102,984
Posted By RoughReady
Looks like some cold weather there. Makes me...

Looks like some cold weather there. Makes me glad that my folks packed up our family in 1961 and moved us out here to sunny Northern California. We lived in both Kitchener (about a year) and...
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