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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-15-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,237
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
What I did was unscrew the back cover off the...

What I did was unscrew the back cover off the automotive mount (since you get a bike mount AND an automotive mount in the Garmin box) with a star (torx) screwdriver, drill 4 holes in the back cover,...
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 1,439,691
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
Yea, I think a big diamond head python. Around 40...

Yea, I think a big diamond head python. Around 40 kilometres north of Sydernee - the city of traffic jams.. :wink:
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 1,439,691
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
I don't know if he's poisonous. Any reptile...

I don't know if he's poisonous. Any reptile experts amongst us here? He didn't want to move - I tried "shoo-ing" him away in case a truck came along - finally, he slithered away.

WC Fields once...
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 1,439,691
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
Went for a ride this morning on my Mystic when I...

Went for a ride this morning on my Mystic when I nearly ran over this big guy sunning himself or herself in the middle of the road :D
...
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
Yep. The red GEN light is on when key is turned...

Yep. The red GEN light is on when key is turned on (as is the OIL light) but when the engine starts, the GEN light extinguishes (as does the OIL light).

As a corollary, when this problem first...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
Turns out, the voltage regulator was...

Turns out, the voltage regulator was unserviceable. Easy.... a $90 part here in Oz.

Thanks again.

V
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
Thanks gents. Danedg, the old battery was...

Thanks gents.

Danedg, the old battery was undated, not a BMW battery, a gel based Duracell, but it looked old - faded labels, etc

I am wondering though, why is it when the new battery was...
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
1995 R100R Mystic Electrics questions

I went for a ride on my Mystic yesterday and after a refuelling stop, the bike won't start. It sounded like a weak battery so my friends push started me (thanks Greg and Grant!!). The bike went...
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
I bought some fibre washers and installed the...

I bought some fibre washers and installed the assembly without the short straw (the other side has both straws). So far so good, no leaks. As I learn more and more about the R100GS, I keep getting...
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
Thank you Box'a'bits and disston. Really...

Thank you Box'a'bits and disston. Really appreciate the comments and tips.

Is there any need for me to keep the screen mesh? Would it not be better to put in a new fibre washer, put in the short...
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
R100GS in-tank mesh fuel filter advice

I took apart my R100GS fuel tank petcock today to check for dirty fuel. There is an in tank mesh screen, 2 straws (one long, one short - the short one is missing), a red washer as per the photo below...
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 1,439,691
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
Yes it is. The Beemer is old, clunky (in an...

Yes it is. The Beemer is old, clunky (in an affable way), predictable, reliable, user friendly, etc, whereas the Bimota is stylish, fast, temperamental, attracts a crowd everywhere you go, etc,...
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 1,439,691
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
Very good guesses indeed. On the LHS, it is a...

Very good guesses indeed. On the LHS, it is a Kawasaki Z1300 and on the RHS it is a Bimota Tesi 3D - which features a Ducati EVO 1100 engine. Here is another shot of the Mystic and the other "B"....
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 1,439,691
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
My 1995 Mystic and 1992 GS - some days I just...

My 1995 Mystic and 1992 GS - some days I just can't decide...:lol3

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu102/Doctor_Spock/Motorcycles/MysticampGS_zpsf57a32db.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 72,742
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
Thanks Bikecat and Isaak. I own a R100GS as well....

Thanks Bikecat and Isaak. I own a R100GS as well. The Mystic seat is not comfortable for pillion riding so I'll be replacing the entire seat and installing the rear luggage sub frame too.

I need a...
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 72,742
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
Thanks bikecat. I saw this and the Ventura...

Thanks bikecat. I saw this and the Ventura version but was wondering what else is out there.:1drink
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 72,742
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
Mystic Top Case and/or backrest luggage rack

Hi All,

I just took delivery today of a beautiful 1995 R100R Mystic.

Does anyone know how I can mount a Top Case and/or backrest luggage rack for 2 up touring? Does Ventura or Reynolds make...
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 1,439,691
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
GS with 2 rear wheels and tyres

The National Motorcycle Museum in Nabiac, NSW had this unique Beemer. I wonder why someone went thru all that trouble to graft a 2nd rear wheel to the original rear wheel?? Any ideas?
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 181,638
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
I absolutely love my new Indian Chief Vintage but...

I absolutely love my new Indian Chief Vintage but here are a few things that the factory need to sort out:

1. Without the key fob the bike's power button should be disabled. Otherwise anyone can...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
One way to stop the black 'square' o ring falling...

One way to stop the black 'square' o ring falling off and getting mashed is to apply a little grease to the ring then reattaching the cover. Just a thought...
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 1,439,691
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
My R100GS at Berowra Ferry NSW ...

My R100GS at Berowra Ferry NSW

http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu102/Doctor_Spock/Motorcycles/R100GS_berowra_zps1a5f92cc.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,712
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
When you ride a standard R80GS or R100GS in soft...

When you ride a standard R80GS or R100GS in soft sand or where there's 4WD's tracks on soft sand, you can get 'hung up' by the 2 heads. The Guzzi's or KTM's don't have this problem.
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 577,113
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
Sir, that is polite and so generous. Folks like...

Sir, that is polite and so generous. Folks like you impress me. However it is folding up that I have the problem with, not size of footprint. Thanks very much anyway.
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 577,113
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
Thanks very much Happy Wanderer! I will buy one...

Thanks very much Happy Wanderer! I will buy one when it is available. I'd pay twice what it's worth if I could have one right now as I am leaving on a long trip.
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,432
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
I have a R100GS. I thought Brown stands won't fit...

I have a R100GS. I thought Brown stands won't fit this model? If you read Post #4 it says so:

http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?59521-Brown-BMW-Side-Stand

On their web site, it says:
...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,432
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
Cry How does one buy a good aftermarket stand that...

How does one buy a good aftermarket stand that replaces the original one? Migsel doesn't reply any more, Carl doesn't make them? Any other options out there?
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 577,113
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
Wanted flyingtpot or migsel R100GS side stand

After dropping my R100GS for the umpteenth time I am looking for an after market side stand. Please PM me if you have a new, 2nd hand or anything better than the stupid stock stand. Thanks!
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 6,775
Views: 2,135,394
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
We'll miss your Radioman Explorer's Blog!

Mark, when you were here in Sydney, I thought you might end up with a job or marry an Australian bikini model. But then I always remember someone's tag line, "a wife and a steady job have been the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,377
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
I read somewhere that he was working a lot with...

I read somewhere that he was working a lot with lead and various other chemicals for his windows in his building business and this contributed to his death.

There's another HCS geometry built by...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,377
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
I don't believe it is. I don't know of anyone...

I don't believe it is. I don't know of anyone who's bought the ISR kit in Aus or have seen it grafted to another bike other than a BMW twin.

My thoughts are that the frame wouldn't be stiff enough...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,377
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
Ner A Car were the first company to produce HCS...

Ner A Car were the first company to produce HCS bikes. Around 16,000 were made until 1928 before production ceased. There are not many around today. Here is a diagram that I got off the inter web.
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,377
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
The Vyrus 984 debuted in 2003 was designed by...

The Vyrus 984 debuted in 2003 was designed by Ascanio Rodriguez. He also worked for Bimota. It was re-badged as a Bimota 2D later in a deal done between Vyrus and Minota. Only 20 or 30 were ever sold...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,377
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
Amen to that. John stood head and shoulders above...

Amen to that. John stood head and shoulders above his peers. The Britten was not a HCS of course; it used a double wish boned front suspension with a steering damper to stabilise the front fork...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,377
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
That is a very good post, Randy - thanks. ...

That is a very good post, Randy - thanks.

Ordinary telescopic forks especially the GP bikes lacks stiffness compared to HCS technology. There is a strong turning moment between the tyre on the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,377
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
Here's a great video on how hub centre steering...

Here's a great video on how hub centre steering works for turning and suspension movements:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMy5TXhcVcg




Yeah I guess it must be like an Rorschach test -...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,377
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
Yes you do, unfortunately. I own other bikes and...

Yes you do, unfortunately. I own other bikes and I can manoeuvre them easily into their parking space in the garage but with the Tesi 3D you need to make lots of ‘baby’ turns until you position it...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,377
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
Yes it is. I have a friend who's really into...

Yes it is. I have a friend who's really into Picasso and classical music and he says the Tesi 3D is the engineering equivalent of a Picasso or of a beautiful painting! Never thought about the Ducati...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,377
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
This is the 2012 Evo model. It has greater...

This is the 2012 Evo model. It has greater steering lock (23 degrees) over the Bimota 2D (18 degrees). It also has a revamped front end. Pre Evo, the Tesi 3D had a pull rod hydraulic mechanism which...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,377
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
One year with the Bimota Tesi 3D

After reading substantially about hub centre steering and the Bimota Tesi 3D, I decided to buy one to see if the technology is all that different to conventional forks.

Here’s the display bike...
Forum: Australia 06-12-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,622
Posted By Vagabond_Explorer
I replaced a heavy duty zipper on a thick leather...

I replaced a heavy duty zipper on a thick leather riding jacket 2 weeks ago at a place that does alterations in Macquarie Centre, North Ryde in Sydney and it cost me $80. First class job. The lady...
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