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Forum: Airheads 05-27-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By Trials/Rider
So, I drained the gas to find it was pretty low ~...

So, I drained the gas to find it was pretty low ~ 1 pint before getting air. So what I've experienced was driving up hill to my house it was simply running out of gas. I decided to drain and see how...
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By Trials/Rider
This is why I asked; I rode in to work yesterday...

This is why I asked; I rode in to work yesterday with ~ 3g or so of fuel and when I started pulling up to the house (slight grade up hill) and noticed it starting to run like crap. I pulled up to the...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-22-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By Trials/Rider
National car rental rents pickup trucks. Good...

National car rental rents pickup trucks.
Good luck on your travels.
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By Trials/Rider
n00b question- best practice for fuel valves

Do I need to run with both fuel valves open? How do you do it?
T/R
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Trials/Rider
I did have to torque the inner nut pretty tight...

I did have to torque the inner nut pretty tight to get the preload mentioned. Like I said I removed everything to inspect and nothing looks out of place.
Here’s what I did in case I’m overlooking...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Trials/Rider
Pulled off top triple and checked the threads,...

Pulled off top triple and checked the threads, verifying the nut wasnt bottoming out or binding on bad threads. All was good with plenty of threads, but I had to use a cheater pipe over my spanner to...
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Trials/Rider
Ive tried to tighten them up, but i'm having a...

Ive tried to tighten them up, but i'm having a hell of a time doing it. I ended up removing the tank and top triple clamp. Now i could only get a small amount of adjustment- still not to the proper...
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Trials/Rider
Cool, so looking back when I did my wheel...

Cool, so looking back when I did my wheel bearings on the Toyota Land Cruiser, the FSM said to preload the bearings until it had so many inlbs of resistance using a scale (pulling force). It actually...
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By Trials/Rider
New steering bearings = low speed wobble?

I did the steering bearings w/ new races got everything on (-windshield) and went for a ride. I noticed if I was going around 30- 40 mph with throttle lock set and no hands I could see a wobble that...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By Trials/Rider
Instructions for proper preload of steering bearings

Ive searched on here and cant find any instructions on how to obtain a proper preload of the steering bearings. Im working on a 89 r100gs. <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns =...
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,874
Posted By Trials/Rider
Ok, I was hoping for a metal piece with a rubber...

Ok, I was hoping for a metal piece with a rubber seal that offered a bit more protection...

Yes, my lower dust shield got destroyed during the removal and plan on replacing it. The upper has 2...
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,874
Posted By Trials/Rider
Dust cap- dealer Bearings/ races - bearing...

Dust cap- dealer
Bearings/ races - bearing supply OEM is an SKF 320 /28x
I was wondering about the dust shield- not a big deal, just seen it with some of these other bearings and wondered if it...
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 283
Posted By Trials/Rider
Thumb Intermittent starting issue / switch rebuild

I've been noticing an intermittent starting problem that I think is from the starting switch. Since the bike is apart until my steering bearings arrive, I decided to address the starter switch and...
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,874
Posted By Trials/Rider
Bearing seals, are they necessary?

Im searching for bearings and noticed that some of these kits have seals.
https://www.allballsracing.com/index.php/22-1024.html

Sounds like a good idea. But mine only had dust sheilds.
If...
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,874
Posted By Trials/Rider
You just drag the image into the search bar?...

You just drag the image into the search bar? :wink: I love google...
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,874
Posted By Trials/Rider
Ended up calling Cordless to see if he had for a...

Ended up calling Cordless to see if he had for a puller. Turned out he had a cyclewoks too, not the large puller in pic, but the race remover on the right of it. I'ts really a simple design, but it...
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,874
Posted By Trials/Rider
Question I'm not able to find that puller in the lower...

I'm not able to find that puller in the lower picture... I've looked at the links below and can't find it?
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,874
Posted By Trials/Rider
All great tips, and thanks for the suggestions....

All great tips, and thanks for the suggestions. Thanks for pointing out the M on the bearing code! Calling now to see what I find. :clap
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,874
Posted By Trials/Rider
[QUOTE=H96669;21313162]Tap tap tap...races on the...

[QUOTE=H96669;21313162]Tap tap tap...races on the ground or in my case "carpet". Tool is just an old westward wrench modified with hacksaw and bench grinder. Been used a few times. Hammer is from...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,874
Posted By Trials/Rider
I knew you would say that....:D I'll swing by...

I knew you would say that....:D
I'll swing by the bearing shop and pick up a set. Is the upper and lower the same? (I didn't remove the bearing from the lower stem yet).

Also,I discovered...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,874
Posted By Trials/Rider
*update*

I got the the steering tube off the bike and found a few things....
First, the top triple clamp was loose- and probably was the source of the rattle when driving on bumpy dirts roads.

Second,...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,874
Posted By Trials/Rider
Here's whare Im at currently...I opened the...

Here's whare Im at currently...I opened the manual at looked at the procedure and it shows my GS doesnt use tapered bearings. Looks almost like a normal sealed berring? The next page shows the...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,874
Posted By Trials/Rider
Thanks! I was wondering what I was going to find...

Thanks! I was wondering what I was going to find inside this, and was wondering if it was actualy ball bearings as mentioned above (was wondering as most are listing this as an...
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,874
Posted By Trials/Rider
Thanks! Thats good info. We have a large bearing...

Thanks! Thats good info. We have a large bearing supply here and they probably have them.
What style should I use- the top or bottom style?
Will I need to get any nee seals when I tear int this?...
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,874
Posted By Trials/Rider
Found this- would this style be better? ...

Found this- would this style be better? ...
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,874
Posted By Trials/Rider
'89 BMW R100 GS/ Steering bearing replacement / upgrade

Anyone replaced the steering bearings? I did a parts search and found this on eBay:...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-28-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,792
Posted By Trials/Rider
Man enough for the 990....I think it's just too...

Man enough for the 990....I think it's just too big to go where I want to go, hell I was wondering if the 690 was too big!
But, to be honest I'm not a fan of all that plastic stuff hanging all over...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-28-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,792
Posted By Trials/Rider
Is it from all the stuff you have to remove and...

Is it from all the stuff you have to remove and the oil that drips on everything?
Forum: Orange Crush 04-28-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,792
Posted By Trials/Rider
I've heard of similar stuff on the race bikes....

I've heard of similar stuff on the race bikes. Nothing on the enduro R's?
Forum: Orange Crush 04-28-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,792
Posted By Trials/Rider
Thanks everyone for the response! ~Guano11 -...

Thanks everyone for the response!

~Guano11 - sorry if this got you side tracked or even derailed some plans- Word of cation // Do Not Look at one or even Sit on it!! I'm sure if you were to ride...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-27-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,792
Posted By Trials/Rider
KTM- what should I know before I buy?

I've been looking at the new KTM 690 Enduro R :evil and I talk to everyone that has motorcycles to get an opinion. Surprisingly allot of people ask if I ever owned one before - or say they have their...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,516
Posted By Trials/Rider
What do you call high? Im considering this option...

What do you call high? Im considering this option and wonder if its a good choice? I dont rev it very high IMO. I've never reached the shift points (dots) on speedometer.
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,516
Posted By Trials/Rider
Thanks for the parts source, i have booked marked...

Thanks for the parts source, i have booked marked it. Ill see what he has for the coil, but the HD coil looks promising.
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,516
Posted By Trials/Rider
Thats an awesome idea, thanks for posting it.

Thats an awesome idea, thanks for posting it.
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,516
Posted By Trials/Rider
'89 BMW R100 GS/ cracked coil..... Need Online Parts suppliers

My bike died on a rainy day and when I pulled the tank I found a cracked coil!
Anyone want to share they like getting their parts for these old bikes?
I read the old coil Bosch 0221500200, was...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-08-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Trials/Rider
Thanks for the ideas! Anyone else?

Thanks for the ideas! Anyone else?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-06-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Trials/Rider
Recommendations for my Southern NM tour.

The Sequestration has cut my budget at work (No furloughs)- but I'm going to help by taking time off so I'm not charging to the project- as self induced furlough if you will. So I'm loading up and...
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By Trials/Rider
I know I don't like finding unanswered posts when...

I know I don't like finding unanswered posts when searching, and one pet peeve of mine is not finishing whatever post someone started without tying out by letting everyone know what the solution was....
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By Trials/Rider
BMW R100 GS/ Battery question

I've got a R100GS that had a new battery installed last year, and was last rode 14 months ago before being put on the BMW battery charger. This bike started and rode fine, even with the old gas.
I...
Forum: Vendors 10-09-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2,461
Views: 783,816
Posted By Trials/Rider
HUBBA HUBBA! :thumb

HUBBA HUBBA! :thumb
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