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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-27-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8,604
Views: 805,007
Posted By Tripletreat
It was grand having some mild temps for a while. ...

It was grand having some mild temps for a while. I seized the time as well! :D
Today it looks like we're in for more funk-inducing inversion layer weather. :cry
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,857
Posted By Tripletreat
Hardpackrider, if you go over to the BMW dealer...

Hardpackrider, if you go over to the BMW dealer there in The City, you can probably pick up a copy of the monthly mag., ON gratis. The club always spends a lot of time promoting the annual rally in...
Forum: Latin America 01-24-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Tripletreat
¿What About Uruguay?

Lots of stuff posted here on Latin American countries, but nothing I can find on Uruguay. Are there any riders passing through that can post some observations? What about residents?
What's the...
Forum: Vendors 01-21-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 65,851
Posted By Tripletreat
I have had saddles done by the Mayers over many...

I have had saddles done by the Mayers over many years. The first was Bill Sr, who did a great job on the saddle for my R100GS. The sons' work - in my experience- is not up to their father's...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By Tripletreat
Thank you Bob. That's what I was looking for. I...

Thank you Bob. That's what I was looking for. I must say though, I am surprised there is not more comments and, more particularly, some indication that the initiator of the thread was able to sort...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By Tripletreat
Gold Valve Cartridge Emulators on Airheads

Can someone point me to a thread that has riders' experiences installing RaceTech Gold Valves on airhead forks? Surely that's be discussed here, but I can't seem to find any such thread.
I'm...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-18-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9,155
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,348,890
Posted By Tripletreat
BMW K1100RS fairing bits

I'm searching for the metal plates that attach the mirrors to the fairing on a K1100RS. Anyone have a damaged fairing that could be cannibalized?
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,502
Posted By Tripletreat
Humm... it's clear you've stumbled into the wrong...

Humm... it's clear you've stumbled into the wrong forum.
Continue on down the highway another 3-4 miles and turn left at the sign directing folks to the gated retirement community. :wink:
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 255,072
Posted By Tripletreat
Nice summary of your initial miles on the new...

Nice summary of your initial miles on the new bike. I'm envious!
Thanks for sharing the experience.
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 255,072
Posted By Tripletreat
hand guards

Let me go way out on a limb here and do some speculating: I think there must be a way to remove or replace the hand guards if you don't like 'em. :D
...ever heard the term "farkle" before? :wink:
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-16-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,440
Posted By Tripletreat
Huntington was once a train stop if I remember...

Huntington was once a train stop if I remember correctly. That was it's reason for existing. That train has now moved on and Huntington gives me the feeling that it'll soon be a ghost town. If you...
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,502
Posted By Tripletreat
I've had three R100RS models. When I sold the...

I've had three R100RS models. When I sold the first two, I soon came to regret those sales. My present one will not be sold until after I am gone.
Ride one before you decide if they are for you --...
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,112
Posted By Tripletreat
Martelo, I am surprised you have to go so far...

Martelo,
I am surprised you have to go so far north to find any reasonable bikes. What about Spain next door? Surely the Spanish m/c market has something to offer. There is a substantial club of...
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,512
Posted By Tripletreat
In speaking with Dave at Recommended Service, I...

In speaking with Dave at Recommended Service, I learned that there is another option: Ikon sells fork springs. I have no personal experience with them; I just throw that tidbit out FYI.
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By Tripletreat
I contacted Dave at Recommended Service. That...

I contacted Dave at Recommended Service. That proved to be a great choice. Dave has the parts, the expertise and the willingness to talk one through the rebuild process, which is the route I took....
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 255,072
Posted By Tripletreat
I finally had the chance to put myself on a FJ-09...

I finally had the chance to put myself on a FJ-09 seat today. I've been enthusiastic about this since I first rode the naked version and experienced firsthand that fantastic drive train. However, I...
Forum: Airheads 12-31-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By Tripletreat
If Recommended Service is indeed a distributor of...

If Recommended Service is indeed a distributor of Ikon in the Bay Area I expect all the parts would be on the shelf for a rebuild. However, I'll ask when I call to be sure. If there's any doubt...
Forum: Airheads 12-31-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By Tripletreat
Koni Rebuild

Thanks for the quick replies. Good info, all!
Ohlins are no doubt a wonderful option --- for someone with deep pockets. My pockets are depressingly shallow :cry
On the brighter side, the Koni...
Forum: Airheads 12-31-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By Tripletreat
Koni Rebuild?

I've acquired a pair of Koni shocks for my 1983 R100RS. I'd like to have them rebuilt. However, shipping them to Oz for the Ikon folks to do that is likely to be $$$. My question: who in North...
Forum: Airheads 12-29-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Tripletreat
Max, I found some Moto Guzzi Hepco Becker...

Max, I found some Moto Guzzi Hepco Becker brackets and had a local welder modify them for a bike they were never intended for, I then had them powder coated . The result was excellent and they have...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 255,072
Posted By Tripletreat
The test rider in that last review certainly had...

The test rider in that last review certainly had good things to say about the OEM screen.
I checked yesterday with the local dealer. Initially they expected this bike to be available in Dec. Now...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 255,072
Posted By Tripletreat
The lines of the tall OEM screen remind me of...

The lines of the tall OEM screen remind me of some of the designs of Aeroflow, a company not known to make ineffective after market screens. My sense is that the tall Yamaha screen could be pretty...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 255,072
Posted By Tripletreat
Again? :huh

Again? :huh
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,394
Posted By Tripletreat
Well what do you know, my membership was extended...

Well what do you know, my membership was extended to 2019! :rofl
Are there still folks who think the chairman can just step into the editor's shoes and seamlessly take over the job?
Then I want...
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By Tripletreat
I had one of those on my R100GS for touring. The...

I had one of those on my R100GS for touring. The mounting system for that particular bike was not well thought out, and in time it failed. I made my own more robust mounts and rode the bike with...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By Tripletreat
I agree! Wonderful part of my collection of...

I agree! Wonderful part of my collection of riding attire. I too have the long white one which I use during all kinds of weather.
Regarding the comment about "finding the right knot" to keep it...
Forum: Vendors 11-30-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,144
Posted By Tripletreat
Bmw k-100/k1100

The early K-bikes have a fuel tank cap with an odd design. It will allow rain to enter the tank. It seems like the perfect candidate for one of your filters, yet I have not seen any talk of them...
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,394
Posted By Tripletreat
I'm not certain that the Chairman is actually so...

I'm not certain that the Chairman is actually so capable of lording over the Airmail editor as has been suggested. Could he just step in and seamlessly take over what must be a time-consuming and...
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,394
Posted By Tripletreat
How could he do that? Wouldn't that power have...

How could he do that? Wouldn't that power have to be granted in the law bylaws?
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 24,394
Posted By Tripletreat
December Airmail

The December Airmail arrived the other day. I was very disheartened to again find no hint of the divisive controversy that's been discussed in unofficial airhead forums for a while now. Failing to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,384
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: 104
Views: 9,384
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: 36
Views: 4,764
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: 2,199
Views: 255,072
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: 205
Views: 75,460
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: 2,199
Views: 255,072
Posted By Tripletreat
Well said :clap

Well said :clap
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,432
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: 684
Views: 155,563
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: 2,199
Views: 255,072
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: 9,155
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,348,890
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...
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