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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,356
Posted By Tripletreat
Thank you for your keen insights, JettPilot. ...

Thank you for your keen insights, JettPilot. Until today I had not realized that asking for information invoked such passion in folks. Perhaps you've been unjustly, publicly humiliated by Consumer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,356
Posted By Tripletreat
Motorcycle reliability

Motorcycle reliability is an important factor for those who ride longer distances and those whose dealership/mechanical support is distant. I've had some subtle pressure to ride a new Japanese...
Forum: Vendors 11-19-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,314
Posted By Tripletreat
My Speed gloves arrived today. The XXL fit ...

My Speed gloves arrived today. The XXL fit pretty good; I'll agree with the idea that the sizes may run a bit on the small size, but who knows how much they will stretch in use? They are at least...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,243
Views: 112,608
Posted By Tripletreat
I see that the accessories Yamaha is offering...

I see that the accessories Yamaha is offering seem to follow the "value" marketing philosophy. When was the last time you saw OEM panniers at Yamaha's price?
Sweet!
If I can fit my too-tall body...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-14-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 66,204
Posted By Tripletreat
What a wonderful story on so many levels! Good...

What a wonderful story on so many levels! Good luck for your continued success and a hearty thank you. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1,243
Views: 112,608
Posted By Tripletreat
Well said :clap

Well said :clap
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2,998
Views: 563,785
Posted By Tripletreat
Bosch Ignition Coils

I have a pair of good Bosch ignition coils removed from a 1982 R100RS. I need $20 for the pair. (That's $10 for each coil.) Buyer is to pay the freight.
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 635
Views: 133,013
Posted By Tripletreat
Hilarious! You kids are having way too much fun!

Hilarious! You kids are having way too much fun!
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1,243
Views: 112,608
Posted By Tripletreat
The FJ09 looks like a wonderful package to me. ...

The FJ09 looks like a wonderful package to me. I'm pretty sure it'll be my next scoot. I can't wait until it's available locally for a test ride.
Nice work Yamaha! I believe you hit this out of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-01-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8,974
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,273,204
Posted By Tripletreat
BMW K100RS Panniers for sale

I need to find a new home for the panniers from my BMW K100RS. They're in very good shape. I have a key and all the locks work fine. The rear sides have that reflective 3M material that appears...
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,881
Posted By Tripletreat
Quote: jan B. can't really say much in airmail...

Quote: jan B. can't really say much in airmail except that there are problems involved with the elected officers in the club. he's the Airmail editor. reporter. Passing BS is not in his job...
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,629
Posted By Tripletreat
Shipping is tricky. I've sold some items and...

Shipping is tricky. I've sold some items and frequently found I ended up subsidizing the freight cost. Now I stipulate that after the sale I'll take the item to the P.O. and get the true cost...
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,881
Posted By Tripletreat
I just read the current issue of Airmail. There...

I just read the current issue of Airmail. There are four pages devoted to Gray's Anatomy kinda stuff. All well and good for keeping healthy, I suppose. However, against a backdrop of a worthwhile...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 37,870
Posted By Tripletreat
Am I the only one who cares about a center stand?...

Am I the only one who cares about a center stand?
The lack of a center stand and adjustable (tube-type) bars are important considerations for me.
Forum: Vendors 10-11-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By Tripletreat
Yea, Ecuador has been on my list too. I've heard...

Yea, Ecuador has been on my list too. I've heard good things about it, and would certainly like to see it on a bike. I particularly like the fact that it has coastal and mountain riding options. ...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,974
Posted By Tripletreat
To return to the issue of Moto Israel (?), I've...

To return to the issue of Moto Israel (?), I've long eyed their redesigned oil pan with the provision for a screw on filter. (The OEM set up is an accident waiting to happen.) Question is, has...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,494
Posted By Tripletreat
I'm taller than that and I've been riding...

I'm taller than that and I've been riding airheads since the 1980s. As with any motorcycle, the bars, seat and footpegs need to be set up for your personal situation.
Frankly, I don't see your...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,008
Posted By Tripletreat
Let me see if I've understood this right. You...

Let me see if I've understood this right.
You object to chasing a 3.5 mm thread (that you cannot find a screw for) with a 4 mm tap, resulting in a bore that can be fitted with a readily available...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,008
Posted By Tripletreat
I just went through this frustrating experience...

I just went through this frustrating experience last month. The local BMW dealer told me NLA. The airhead mechanic there then advised me to run a tape through it to bring it out to 4mm. I did. It...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Tripletreat
That's an odd disclaimer. What could be the...

That's an odd disclaimer. What could be the reason behind it? "Legal issues?" What sort of legal issues could be at play here? Have you raised the question with EME? Have you asked for the...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2,998
Views: 563,785
Posted By Tripletreat
BMW Mystic Exhaust

I planned to fit my '88 R100GS with the Mystic exhaust so I could use a full sized bag on the left side. Never happened. Sold the GS. Now I need to find a new home for the Mystic resonator and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 118,396
Posted By Tripletreat
The current issue of Motorcycle Consumer News has...

The current issue of Motorcycle Consumer News has a very complimentary story recapping their first ride on the Scout. That particular publication has great credibility in my household. This weekend...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 88,502
Posted By Tripletreat
Pissed Say it ain't so!

What a sad turn of events. I hope a vigilant group catches the SOBs responsible for this theft before the police do.
Scumbags!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-18-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Tripletreat
motorcycle cannonball

I went over to Meridian tonight to check out the bikes and riders in the 2014 Cannonball. I was blown away! What a delight to see all those old machines being ridden by dedicated enthusiasts like...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-05-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,409
Posted By Tripletreat
Is that the OEM saddle?

Is that the OEM saddle?
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,915
Posted By Tripletreat
This thread evokes a memory from a long-past 49er...

This thread evokes a memory from a long-past 49er Rally. A vendor was very close to being on the receiving end of an ass-whoopin'. It seems he sold a customer a SuperTrap pipe. The customer took...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By Tripletreat
I'm not so sure it's from S.J. I had one of...

I'm not so sure it's from S.J. I had one of theirs back in the day and it was a cast piece, not machined.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,975
Posted By Tripletreat
Panniers

I have an extra set of BMW panniers/side cases I'd like to get out of the garage. They date from 1985 (the K100RS model), are in good condition with key and working locks all around. They have very...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,975
Posted By Tripletreat
I'm all for a site here, but I must say I've...

I'm all for a site here, but I must say I've never had a problem location parts for my K100RS. eBay is full of them, and MotoBins is available when you really need a new part for a reasonable price....
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,846
Posted By Tripletreat
Excellent RR. Thanks for posting the pix and...

Excellent RR. Thanks for posting the pix and commentary. I rode through that area long ago. Now I'm dreaming of returning. Got to do that again before I become too decrepit! But, how to sell...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,607
Posted By Tripletreat
Don't be such pessimists! It could be something...

Don't be such pessimists! It could be something as "normal" as a summer vacation.
I don't know, just sayin'.... :wink:
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-04-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,056
Posted By Tripletreat
Sharp looking bike. Honda did a good job with...

Sharp looking bike. Honda did a good job with the accessory panniers.
Is the tall windscreen effective?
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By Tripletreat
I like the color too. For those who know zip...

I like the color too. For those who know zip about this model, what is the engine size? Is it a twin?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 58,720
Posted By Tripletreat
I own a K100RS. I am a 6'3" senior citizen. My...

I own a K100RS. I am a 6'3" senior citizen. My knees do not like to be bent at sharp angles, no way, no how. I solved the problem by having Rick Mayer in NorCal redo the seat. Now I have a...
Forum: Vendors 06-27-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 32,657
Posted By Tripletreat
I visited the L D Comfort website. Where on the...

I visited the L D Comfort website. Where on the on-line order form does one enter the Adv7Ship discount code?
Or did that opportunity go away?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-19-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 90,490
Posted By Tripletreat
Beautiful photos, Rider. Thanks for posting...

Beautiful photos, Rider. Thanks for posting those! :clap
Forum: Vendors 06-18-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 74,227
Posted By Tripletreat
Hi Dan, The bike has heated grips and removing...

Hi Dan,
The bike has heated grips and removing the Vibranators will be far more trouble than I'm willing to go through. Sorry, they are staying put.
Forum: Vendors 06-17-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By Tripletreat
The Aerostich offerings are limited. The better...

The Aerostich offerings are limited. The better quality stuff is sold as a set with elbow, hips and maybe shoulder (?) pads for a lot of $$$. I would like some TF 4 or 5 for the knees only.
There...
Forum: Vendors 06-17-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 74,227
Posted By Tripletreat
I put a pair on my 1983 R100RS and really...

I put a pair on my 1983 R100RS and really couldn't tell much improvement. That said, the vibration level before I installed them was pretty low....
In hindsight, I think it was a waste of my money...
Forum: Vendors 06-16-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By Tripletreat
where to buy after market "armor"

The knee armor in my riding pants is too uncomfortable for extended use. "New tech" armor feels like soft foam yet stiffens when struck (sorry, I don't know the proper brand name for it.) I'd like...
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