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Forum: Ride reports Today, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,831
Views: 777,385
Posted By JMforPres
The ADV photo montage ...

The ADV photo montage

http://www.advrider.com
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,295
Posted By JMforPres
Wow, you were smart to stop riding it. Do you...

Wow, you were smart to stop riding it. Do you know which aftermarket shaft you had?

I have one from Guy Henderson that has many flawless miles on it.

Jon
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By JMforPres
Yea I meant and extra 10 miles per rotopax (the...

Yea I meant and extra 10 miles per rotopax (the extra 0.25 gal). So one 1.75 gal rotopax (really 2 gal) gets a total of 80 miles at 40 mpg. I plan on carrying two so my range is extended by about...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By JMforPres
Just found this link on the Rotopax website. ...

Just found this link on the Rotopax website.
http://rotopax.com/1.75-Gallon-Gasoline.html

The 1.75 gal pack will indeed hold 2 gal "if filled completely". So at 40 mpg you get 10 more miles per...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By JMforPres
Max BMW built a mid 70's R90s from all new parts...

Max BMW built a mid 70's R90s from all new parts bought through BMW. They had to get a few parts used (swingarm and frame I think).

Its one of the great things BMW does, support the older...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By JMforPres
I am worried about the tank getting pressured due...

I am worried about the tank getting pressured due to temperature and elevation changes. I'll just have to stop and vent it every once and awhile. The Echo spots they are sold with apparently are...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5,364
Views: 288,685
Posted By JMforPres
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2,831
Views: 777,385
Posted By JMforPres
Way cool! :lurk

Way cool!

:lurk
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By JMforPres
That is interesting. Why don't they market it as...

That is interesting. Why don't they market it as 2 gal? Does the 2 gal model hold more than 2 gal?

Jon
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2,378
Views: 395,621
Posted By JMforPres
Glad you got it straightened out. Jon

Glad you got it straightened out.

Jon
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By JMforPres
Rotopax

I need to carry 3 gal of extra fuel on my 1150GS. I am going to carry either two 1.75 gal or one 3 gal rotopax mounted on a the plate behind the seat.

I was originally thinking that two would be...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2,378
Views: 395,621
Posted By JMforPres
Check with the BMWsportouring forum...

Check with the BMWsportouring forum (http://bmwsporttouring.com). They have been real helpful to me.

Jon
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,378
Views: 395,621
Posted By JMforPres
Could it be the interlocks, kickstand or clutch. ...

Could it be the interlocks, kickstand or clutch. They do turn off the fuel pump. Make sure your kickstand is up before trying to start.

Jon
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By JMforPres
good point about having the rider included. ...

good point about having the rider included. Should the rider be sitting or standing ......

I have an Airhead GS that I'll do the calc for when I get time. Having a table of numbers of various...
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 192,243
Posted By JMforPres
Ya but the locomotive handles like it was on...

Ya but the locomotive handles like it was on rails.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 998
Posted By JMforPres
If the bike has quick disconnects, it may not. ...

If the bike has quick disconnects, it may not. Many of the early ones did not (like mine). When the pressurized fuel line was opened there was lots of fuel under pressure to contend with. Does the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 998
Posted By JMforPres
I believe they are talking about the fuel lines. ...

I believe they are talking about the fuel lines. When I put quick disconnects on my 02 they were under pressure even after sitting overnight.

Jon
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-29-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,122
Views: 164,619
Posted By JMforPres
Is the transflective screen of the 590 difficult...

Is the transflective screen of the 590 difficult to see wearing polarized sunglasses? The 660 (TFT screen) is hard to see with polarized sunglasses on.

I spoke with Garmin this morning about this....
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,044
Posted By JMforPres
Sell that beautiful bike and buy a cheaper...

Sell that beautiful bike and buy a cheaper cosmetically challenge one to fix up. Use the $$ earned from the white bike to obtain the needed bits for the cafe racer.

Jon
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-27-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By JMforPres
Ahhh, there is a Zumo 590 thread.......

Ahhh, there is a Zumo 590 thread.......
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-27-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By JMforPres
I spoke with Garmin this morning about this. The...

I spoke with Garmin this morning about this. The guy did not know the answer but consulted some other folks at Garmin. They came up with that 590 might be a bit better with polarized glasses than...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-26-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By JMforPres
Garmin 590 Transflective screen

Is the transflective screen of the 590 difficult to see wearing polarized sunglasses? The 660 (TFT screen) is hard to see with polarized sunglasses on.

Jon
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By JMforPres
Kisan is located in Colorado Springs Kisan...

Kisan is located in Colorado Springs

Kisan Electronics, Inc
3410 Fillmore Ridge Heights
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

719-226-0300

Don't know if they deal directly with the public tho.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By JMforPres
Wow, nice catch.

Wow, nice catch.
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 39,591
Posted By JMforPres
:clap:clap Wonderful looking bike! Good...

:clap:clap

Wonderful looking bike!

Good Luck!

Jon
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-18-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5,364
Views: 288,685
Posted By JMforPres
Thats why you always get her the slower bike.

Thats why you always get her the slower bike.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-18-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5,364
Views: 288,685
Posted By JMforPres
She likes to RIDE, Double Win here! Jon

She likes to RIDE, Double Win here!

Jon
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,003
Posted By JMforPres
Yea it should work as long as your bike starts...

Yea it should work as long as your bike starts quickly. I assume the batteries have low amphrs Do you run high compression, this can cause trouble cranking over.

Just thought of this, add a...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,003
Posted By JMforPres
Ahh I see your point, I did not read the original...

Ahh I see your point, I did not read the original post carefully enough. You could put a kick start on it and use a very small battery.

Jon
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,003
Posted By JMforPres
Not sure of the amp draw of the Valeo starter but...

Not sure of the amp draw of the Valeo starter but I use Odyssey PC 680 batteries in my airheads without trouble. The Valeo is supposed to be more efficient than the Bosch starters. The PC260 can...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-17-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5,364
Views: 288,685
Posted By JMforPres
Wow Evan!!! Bring her along to Hawthorns. ...

Wow Evan!!!

Bring her along to Hawthorns.

Jon
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By JMforPres
I have the same problem. Next time the exhaust...

I have the same problem. Next time the exhaust is off I plan to borrow a "Tail Pipe Expander".

I can confirm that if you don't have the gasket, it will leak.

Jon
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By JMforPres
Try Northwoods. ...

Try Northwoods.

http://northwoodsairheads.com/tools-and-t-shirts.php
Forum: Airheads 03-14-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By JMforPres
The original drive-shafts were unreliable. ...

The original drive-shafts were unreliable. Aftermarket ones can be reliable and I travel long distance with them without worry. The aftermarket driveshafts have stronger u-joints that have grease...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-09-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,890
Posted By JMforPres
In like Flynn

In like Flynn
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,080
Posted By JMforPres
My 2002 RT did not come with disconnects and...

My 2002 RT did not come with disconnects and Anton supplied very nice metal ones. The install is not hard except that the fuel line is under pressure, so when its cut fuel you have to be ready to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 42,994
Posted By JMforPres
I grew up in Colorado and am wondering how I...

I grew up in Colorado and am wondering how I missed these roads! I did a trip a couple of years ago that left me in Telluride longingly looking at Bridal Falls while sitting on my R1150RT. I was in...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 42,994
Posted By JMforPres
+1:evil

+1:evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-22-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5,364
Views: 288,685
Posted By JMforPres
We have had a Solo showing before, when Numa...

We have had a Solo showing before, when Numa showed up on the wrong date.

Jon
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-19-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5,364
Views: 288,685
Posted By JMforPres
I cannot make it either. I'm actually triple...

I cannot make it either. I'm actually triple booked tonight!

Jon
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