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Forum: Airheads 09-20-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,832
Posted By Married Man
It happened! ...

It happened!

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Doug
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,115
Posted By Married Man
A stationary motorcycle does not support the LPSL...

A stationary motorcycle does not support the LPSL argument. It's the Doppler Effect and the relative position of vehicles and speed. There will be times when traffic is slow enough or the motorcycle...
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,832
Posted By Married Man
Tah Dah

Just received my new Ohlins shock. Thanks , Paul and Jim.
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By Married Man
I just noticed your baby blue fork brace. That...

I just noticed your baby blue fork brace. That could create problems if it isn't set up correctly or has any bend to it.
Doug
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By Married Man
Here's a link from Snowbum. A couple of things...

Here's a link from Snowbum. A couple of things that caught my eye when reviewing his post are; test the sliders with the wheel and spring removed, check the top plate (it's notorious for bending),...
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 54,727
Posted By Married Man
Henry, for what it's worth, to me it read as a...

Henry, for what it's worth, to me it read as a joke. Now for my advice or "advise", (sorry,SS), stay away from a new project. This one's taking enough of your time and money. You'll need more of...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 337,057
Posted By Married Man
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My wife teaches singing and...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-03-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,139
Posted By Married Man
I've done both. A local powder coater did a great...

I've done both. A local powder coater did a great job on an R100RS frame and parts for me. I've also used POR15 which is tough as nails and looks good that I used on an R100RT. They have a coating...
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,832
Posted By Married Man
Safe trip, Paul. Thanks again. I'm looking...

Safe trip, Paul. Thanks again. I'm looking forward to my new shock.
Doug
Forum: Airheads 08-23-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,573
Posted By Married Man
I just read through this thread and am puzzled by...

I just read through this thread and am puzzled by your comment about the heat sink paste. What do you mean that it is stuck? Did you clean and replace the heat sink paste? It's available at Radio...
Forum: Airheads 08-23-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 988
Views: 355,073
Posted By Married Man
I wipe my new tires with Goo-Gone. They do seem...

I wipe my new tires with Goo-Gone. They do seem to feel different afterwards and I haven't had any slips but I also adhere to the previous advice to take it easy for a while so I can't honestly say...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,282
Posted By Married Man
Do we have an ethical responsibility? I don't...

Do we have an ethical responsibility?
I don't think so. My choice to ride a motorcycle instead of driving a safer automobile would have to be considered in the same question. The same family...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,666
Posted By Married Man
Unless they changed all of them, it was only...

Unless they changed all of them, it was only certain ones that had the rings, not all of them. My silver one, puchased last year, has the rings.
Doug
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 54,727
Posted By Married Man
Years ago, before I knew any better, I removed...

Years ago, before I knew any better, I removed the pushrod tubes without any special tool. It wasn't difficult. I reinstalled them and then put 50k on the engine with no leaks. Maybe I was just...
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,832
Posted By Married Man
Perspective, man, perspective. A heck of a lot...

Perspective, man, perspective.
A heck of a lot cheaper than a new motorcycle:evil
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,832
Posted By Married Man
Final decision

Paul,
It's a beautiful day here in North Carolina and I spend it researching shocks. I think it is time well spent. I actually couldn't be riding as I have to finish up some home repair projects. My...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,222
Posted By Married Man
When I had my RT, I painted it yellow. I never...

When I had my RT, I painted it yellow. I never had a close call with a cager and I rode it to every one of the lower 48. Now, I'm on a black bumblebee and so far, no issues but I believe in yellow....
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 54,727
Posted By Married Man
I don't know if this is in his realm of...

I don't know if this is in his realm of expertise, but Peter Bombar has a nice set-up. I've been to his shop and used him for several jobs. I know you've employed him as well. It might be worth a...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,832
Posted By Married Man
I'm in. Check your PM. Thanks again. Doug

I'm in. Check your PM. Thanks again.
Doug
Forum: Airheads 08-11-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,832
Posted By Married Man
Is the vendor a Canadian Company? Will that add...

Is the vendor a Canadian Company? Will that add much to the price of a US based order?
Thanks for arranging this buy. Based on what you've presented so far, I am interested.
Doug
Forum: Airheads 08-11-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 54,727
Posted By Married Man
I'd think the opinions here might be less...

I'd think the opinions here might be less important than one from closer to home.
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,632
Posted By Married Man
Mine gave out on my 81 RT 1 mile from Airhead...

Mine gave out on my 81 RT 1 mile from Airhead Central at the Burlington, VT MOA rally a few years ago. Matthew Parkhouse did the diagnosis and Max had the plug wires. This after a week long...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By Married Man
Bombars Beemers in Durham, NC sells them. I'm...

Bombars Beemers in Durham, NC sells them. I'm sure you can source them locally though.
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,545
Posted By Married Man
I agree. Use one gauge. As long as that gauge...

I agree. Use one gauge. As long as that gauge doesn't give variable readings for the same pressure, you're good to go. If you change gauges, figure out what pressure reading gives you the desired...
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,825
Posted By Married Man
Since you can't expect the fuel distribution to...

Since you can't expect the fuel distribution to stay the same on either side of the tank from ride to ride, this left/right strategy makes no sense. When I need reserve, I put both petcocks to...
Forum: Americas 07-08-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,257
Posted By Married Man
I suggest a carryon-sized duffle for the...

I suggest a carryon-sized duffle for the overhead. Put your helmet in that along with all the other stuff you can fit in there without expanding it to oversize. Your helmet does not need to be a...
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,832
Posted By Married Man
The vendor thread still shows 10% discount for...

The vendor thread still shows 10% discount for advrider at Pak-Meister. The group buy doesn't help unless he's willing to offer a larger discount. I'm looking forward to seeing what you can work out....
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,832
Posted By Married Man
I can hold off buying a replacement shock for my...

I can hold off buying a replacement shock for my 89 R100GS until you get the numbers for a group buy. Is this discount in addition to the ADV discount? Either way, I'll sign on.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,650
Posted By Married Man
I've been a MOA member since my first airhead 16...

I've been a MOA member since my first airhead 16 years ago. The magazine is good for a club mag and has ads from a number of vendors who cater to the BMW. The rallies, local and national, are a great...
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 522,863
Posted By Married Man
There is currently a rather strong conversation...

There is currently a rather strong conversation on the BMW MOA Forum about Rick Mayer's business practices. It's in the Motorrad Forum. It's worth a look for anyone considering him for their seat.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-29-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,569,754
Posted By Married Man
I enjoyed your video although I'm not sure of...

I enjoyed your video although I'm not sure of your point. I suspect the 1190 could do that as well as could my poser BMW R100GS, though probably not that fast with me on it.
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 54,727
Posted By Married Man
Charles, Did you get your dyno results yet? ...

Charles,
Did you get your dyno results yet?
Doug
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By Married Man
I'd start with valve clearances and go from...

I'd start with valve clearances and go from there. Don't cost nuthin'. How is your coil(s)?
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-09-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,458
Posted By Married Man
When you're in Floyd, I recommend eating at...

When you're in Floyd, I recommend eating at Oddfellows. Their lunch menu is great.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 162,500
Posted By Married Man
BSA 250cc Trials Bike/Motorcycle Vintage Trail Dirt Sammy Miller - $3999 (Durham NC)

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/4410633856.html

Worth a look
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-07-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,335
Posted By Married Man
Isn't that's where the driveshaft is supposed to...

Isn't that's where the driveshaft is supposed to be?
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2,812
Views: 512,152
Posted By Married Man
lucky6600

pm sent about the tail light lens.
Doug
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-01-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,896
Views: 72,659
Posted By Married Man
Gonna try. Should be another beautiful day. ...

Gonna try. Should be another beautiful day.
Doug
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,173
Posted By Married Man
I used POR15 on a 81 R100RT frame and fork...

I used POR15 on a 81 R100RT frame and fork sliders and all the other metal bits that needed to be black. It was the formula that is not UV sensitive and it is bullet proof. I like it better than...
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,000
Posted By Married Man
Any thought of putting the battery in the airbox...

Any thought of putting the battery in the airbox since you're not using the box for anything. The box is designed to fit that space nicely and any wiring could be routed under the tank.
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