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Forum: Racing 03-29-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2,142
Views: 157,381
Posted By jdiaz
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Forum: Racing 03-29-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2,142
Views: 157,381
Posted By jdiaz
I was at the race last night, and only the upper...

I was at the race last night, and only the upper deck was sparsely filled. The rest of the place looked pretty packed.

The podium was set up in front of industry seating last night. We had those...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By jdiaz
Forks hold 1/2 to 2/3rd of a quart per leg. ...

Forks hold 1/2 to 2/3rd of a quart per leg.

Squirt a little WD40 up under the dust seal and maybe it will swell the bad fork seal enough to keep the leak at bay while you get over to the shop.
Forum: Vendors 01-03-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,787
Posted By jdiaz
Loved these laptops back in the day. Not too...

Loved these laptops back in the day. Not too heavy, great keyboard, and robust as hell.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By jdiaz
Might be the beginning of a fraying cable. Your...

Might be the beginning of a fraying cable. Your bike just has a single cable from the throttle to the left TB (then over to the right), so maybe one of the nubs is coming loose after 20 years. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 12-01-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By jdiaz
Did you take a look at this? ...

Did you take a look at this?

http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/oilhead_hall_sensors.pdf
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,209
Posted By jdiaz
I've had that same trailer for ten years. Pulls...

I've had that same trailer for ten years. Pulls like a dream.
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,504
Posted By jdiaz
95RON octane is the entry level fuel in western...

95RON octane is the entry level fuel in western Europe.....equates to 90-91AKI here.

BG44K is probably not available over there, but plenty of Wurth or Lubro-Moly additives are. Check the...
Forum: EMEA 08-08-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,508
Posted By jdiaz
Just store it in Heidelberg with Knopf Tours. I...

Just store it in Heidelberg with Knopf Tours. I think he only charges USD300 per year.
Forum: Regional forums 08-08-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 131,998
Posted By jdiaz
I feel fine. :deal

I feel fine. :deal
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By jdiaz
With the big fuel pump recall, dealerships are...

With the big fuel pump recall, dealerships are probably buried right now with warranty work.
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,464
Posted By jdiaz
Has it not received its first valve clearance...

Has it not received its first valve clearance inspection? The only time I've had cold start issues was with tight exhaust valves or an old battery.
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 180,430
Posted By jdiaz
Whoa, that might reel me in at $13k.

Whoa, that might reel me in at $13k.
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 180,430
Posted By jdiaz
Sat on it at the Chicago show last...

Sat on it at the Chicago show last night......handlebar and foot peg position is darn near perfect, and the bike felt tiny and light between my knees. Could be a winner, but its $15k. :huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 14,573
Posted By jdiaz
My 1988 K75 is still on its original fuel pump! ...

My 1988 K75 is still on its original fuel pump! Fingers crossed.
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,135
Posted By jdiaz
My wife traveled via R75/5 for years, even after...

My wife traveled via R75/5 for years, even after buying much more modern sport touring rides. Had one flat tire, and the spline coupling rivets let go once when we were in British Columbia. Other...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By jdiaz
There were a lot of changes in the 1990's as BMW...

There were a lot of changes in the 1990's as BMW changed the spark plug specification from two electrodes to four electrodes and back to three electrodes to try and improve the low-speed operation. ...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,529
Posted By jdiaz
I never spent less time working on a motorcycle...

I never spent less time working on a motorcycle than my 1983 CB650SC.
Forum: The Garage 11-09-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,037
Posted By jdiaz
My wife took a trip to Daytona and back one March...

My wife took a trip to Daytona and back one March on her naked R75/5 with only those mitts and an electric jacket to keep her warm. They work really well. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2,614
Views: 318,959
Posted By jdiaz
Hey, its Harley's new F650/800 lineup! Enjoy the...

Hey, its Harley's new F650/800 lineup! Enjoy the brand damage that us BMW riders have been suffering with since 1997. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,791
Posted By jdiaz
First time I rode a basic R1200GS in 2005, I...

First time I rode a basic R1200GS in 2005, I thought it was an F650 on steroids. Way lighter than the Oilheads I'd had before.
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,518
Posted By jdiaz
I think its mostly how you feel about the noise....

I think its mostly how you feel about the noise. I had an RS with 88k miles on the original parts, and was fine with the rattle.

They are certainly easy enough to change if you don't like the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,610
Posted By jdiaz
The ground problem is probably related to the...

The ground problem is probably related to the starter. $5 rebuild kit and a couple hours of goofing around. The other stuff can't be that tough.....these bikes are simple.

Join the BMW/DFW club...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 38,326
Posted By jdiaz
I'm going thru this now on my K1200GT.....have a...

I'm going thru this now on my K1200GT.....have a final drive with about 1mm of slop. Drive has under 20k miles on it.

These new bikes are going to drive me insane. Glad we kept the old ones to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By jdiaz
Sorta like this. ...

Sorta like this.

http://store.bobsbmw.com/Thumbnail.aspx?maxWidth=495&maxHeight=308&filename=/files/products/8cc5e9309791632.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By jdiaz
IIRC, there should be two hooks at the front of...

IIRC, there should be two hooks at the front of the tank attached to the leading edge of the gas tank cover, and then some glued-on heavy duty velcro at the back of the tank underneath the leading...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,860
Posted By jdiaz
My bike has sounded like that when cold for the...

My bike has sounded like that when cold for the last 23 years. :dunno
Forum: Racing 09-27-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,680
Posted By jdiaz
Thanks for the pics and description. i've been...

Thanks for the pics and description. i've been to that part of Sardegna some years ago, and in fact everywhere we went on the island was killer special test terrain. :D

Best of luck to your son...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By jdiaz
I have parents in Oceanside and a sister in...

I have parents in Oceanside and a sister in Temecula, plus I like Nessy's Burgers. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By jdiaz
The wheels are soft. Watch out for potholes in...

The wheels are soft. Watch out for potholes in the construction zone at 76 and the 15, since its obvious they aren't going to finish that construction for another five years or so. :bluduh
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By jdiaz
I sold a running R1100RSL with bags for $1500.

I sold a running R1100RSL with bags for $1500.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,127
Posted By jdiaz
Chunk of carbon between valve face and seat?

Chunk of carbon between valve face and seat?
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,537
Views: 341,945
Posted By jdiaz
An easy check on the Hall effect plate......pull...

An easy check on the Hall effect plate......pull the little cover mounted to the timing cover, start the bike, and point a hair dryer at the plate. If its bad, it should shut the bike off quickly.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,011
Posted By jdiaz
+1. In not many more years, we'll be getting...

+1. In not many more years, we'll be getting charged $38 for a BMW oil filter. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,011
Posted By jdiaz
I have the same headlight shell outer holder as...

I have the same headlight shell outer holder as you, which I believe needs to mate with the 491 part.
I just bought one two years ago when I rebuilt a wrecked 91 K75. Try Max BMW.
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,011
Posted By jdiaz
Yes, that seems consistent. The 491 part was...

Yes, that seems consistent. The 491 part was post-1990? when the standard K75 bikes went to the giant piece of black plastic around the headlight.

Yo Hammick! You want the -491 part. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,011
Posted By jdiaz
Hmm. The K100 part has a different part number...

Hmm. The K100 part has a different part number on the Max BMW site than the K75 part.

K100: 62 21 1 459 374 $42.18
K75: 62 21 1 459 491 $37.27
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By jdiaz
The ignition switch wiring was a weak point on...

The ignition switch wiring was a weak point on all these R1100's. Someone in the factory was a little overzealous with the zip tie gun. :D
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,011
Posted By jdiaz
You need Item 1 to go on the forks first, and...

You need Item 1 to go on the forks first, and then your headlight holder screws to that. That's the way it is on my bike.

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMid/B0001981.png?v=04302013
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-10-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,112
Posted By jdiaz
Askel is not far away.

Askel is not far away.
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