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Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7,800
Views: 1,571,511
Posted By knary
Ok, maybe 15. Either way, it's creepy.

Ok, maybe 15. Either way, it's creepy.
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7,800
Views: 1,571,511
Posted By knary
Since she looks to be about 14 years old, who...

Since she looks to be about 14 years old, who knows where those fingers have been.
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,570
Posted By knary
Sounds like a good plan. :thumb

Sounds like a good plan. :thumb
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,570
Posted By knary
This isn't about being up to a task at hand....

This isn't about being up to a task at hand. Working on bikes is engaging and can be rewarding, but we shouldn't kid ourselves or prospective buyers about the potential costs and time needed. With a...
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,570
Posted By knary
This is that thing that airhead owners tell...

This is that thing that airhead owners tell themselves while putting a value of $0.00/hour on their own time.

"It only took me 37 hours, but I saved $117!"



Or do something crazy like put...
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,570
Posted By knary
:D A bit more to do, but it's getting there.

:D
A bit more to do, but it's getting there.
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,570
Posted By knary
Buy it. Fix it. Ride it. It'll become your bike...

Buy it. Fix it. Ride it. It'll become your bike and that's ok.
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 723,666
Posted By knary
:lol3 I'm a chronic over-thinker. It might...

:lol3

I'm a chronic over-thinker. It might be my trade.


As to those two bikes:
BMW4ever's is clearly a home spun cafe bike. Not fancy and not pretending to be more than it is. There are...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 723,666
Posted By knary
You're overthinking it.

You're overthinking it.
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 53,572
Posted By knary
My thinking as well. :lol3 Or I'll credit...

My thinking as well. :lol3

Or I'll credit the cheap bar end mirrors. It makes almost as much sense as anything else.
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 53,572
Posted By knary
Over the top update: It started today. It...

Over the top update:

It started today.
It started yesterday.
It started the day before.

WTF?!?!

It does need throttle to start, but it does start. This is in addition to full choke....
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 53,572
Posted By knary
This thing is averaging about 11 miles between...

This thing is averaging about 11 miles between valve checks between all the different geese I've chased. :norton
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 53,572
Posted By knary
I had a spare. It appears to be working. For now....

I had a spare. It appears to be working. For now.

The bike started. It really did not want to. In my next life I'll have time to sort it out. :lol3
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 53,572
Posted By knary
That's what died. :lol3 This week is jammed,...

That's what died. :lol3

This week is jammed, but next week looks fairly open.
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 53,572
Posted By knary
Update: The battery appears to have died a...

Update:

The battery appears to have died a premature death. Serves me right for trying to save a buck way back when. :lol3

I'm going to give this thing one more solid push to turn it into a...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 53,572
Posted By knary
I think you'll manage. :lol3

I think you'll manage. :lol3
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 53,572
Posted By knary
Maybe. We've been sorting out Jane's education...

Maybe.
We've been sorting out Jane's education choices and I'm trying to make some difficult paintings. The former looks like it's sorting itself out as it should (hooray for government! not...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 53,572
Posted By knary
Family, work, and travel has been dominating the...

Family, work, and travel has been dominating the household headlines and I have really nothing to report. It sat unused the past few months as I spent much of that time out at a retreat on the coast....
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,729
Posted By knary
This is where I'm at. I crossed the country a few...

This is where I'm at. I crossed the country a few times and went all over the place on my 1991 K75s. It was my first BMW and while there are a few issues (splines!), it was a durable and competent...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,729
Posted By knary
Ummm http://www.eilenberger.net/k75exhaust/

Ummm

http://www.eilenberger.net/k75exhaust/
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,729
Posted By knary
There are some differences in timing and...

There are some differences in timing and compression between euro and US K75s but not enough to make up for the gap between BMW's claimed HP and actual HP. I think the bike dates to a time when...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,729
Posted By knary
The k75 is no where near 75hp. At the rear wheel...

The k75 is no where near 75hp. At the rear wheel it puts down barely more than 50hp and it weighs north of 500 lbs. The strom puts down nearly 65hp and weighs just under 500 lbs. The wee strom isn't...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 82,361
Posted By knary
The R is replacing an existing model. The RS is...

The R is replacing an existing model. The RS is filling an empty niche.

I'd buy the R before the RS, but then I'd probably buy a used R, however meh I feel about the previous styling, to save a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 82,361
Posted By knary
There might be a gap between my eyes and my...

There might be a gap between my eyes and my stomach (wallet). :lol3

But they look *great* to me.
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,358
Posted By knary
:lol3 :knary :thumb

:lol3

:knary

:thumb
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 82,361
Posted By knary
Now that we've all agreed that Jim is yet again...

Now that we've all agreed that Jim is yet again wrong :lol3, the questions I see in this regard are 1. What kind of mpg are the wetheads getting and thus what is the likely range? 2. how important is...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 82,361
Posted By knary
Different people ride differently, have different...

Different people ride differently, have different expectations, tolerances and aptitudes, and thus different experiences. Right?
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 82,361
Posted By knary
Sorta. There are stretches where the gas...

Sorta.
There are stretches where the gas hasn't always been reliable and if you do wander off the main roads it can become well over 150 miles between stops. And, of course, we all make mistakes....
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 82,361
Posted By knary
4.8 gallons

4.8 gallons
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 82,361
Posted By knary
shaft is heavier than chain. life is full...

shaft is heavier than chain.

life is full of compromises. Ignoring that most of us are carrying an extra ten or twenty pounds, fussing over that modest weight difference between bikes seems a bit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,038
Posted By knary
I'm ambivalent. It depends on the bike, the...

I'm ambivalent. It depends on the bike, the mission, and the price tag. At the moment, I'd be thrilled to be in a position to shop for a new bike.
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 82,361
Posted By knary
Of course while some are talking about shaving...

Of course while some are talking about shaving unsprung weight, others are opting for the heavy spoked wheels because they're pretty.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,038
Posted By knary
Myself? I'm afraid of getting smashed and/or...

Myself?
I'm afraid of getting smashed and/or dying. I've done the former and I'd rather not do the latter until some appropriate point when I'm at least as old as the typical BMW owner (:D). The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,038
Posted By knary
Technology is *great* so long as it's dependable,...

Technology is *great* so long as it's dependable, improves the experience (helps keep me alive, the bike running, etc), and doesn't otherwise intrude on that experience. The marques are competing for...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 82,361
Posted By knary
You can tell the difference. Most everyone who...

You can tell the difference. Most everyone who has ever put together more than one word about these bikes has mentioned how the front end and thus the whole bike feels different.
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 82,361
Posted By knary
There's also the promise when the lights come on...

There's also the promise when the lights come on with the first turn of the key. The shuffling whine of the starter briskly spinning. The discrete snatch as the bike goes into gear. The rising pitch...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 82,361
Posted By knary
Watching needles is one of the pleasures of a...

Watching needles is one of the pleasures of a motorcycle.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,038
Posted By knary
I want them too but it becomes a silly game. ...

I want them too but it becomes a silly game.

"Give me the most powerful machine possible that with the right technology will never ever do anything to surprise me."

I want some surprises....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,038
Posted By knary
Don't confuse the marketing of technology for the...

Don't confuse the marketing of technology for the necessity of that technology.

Where's the line between too much and not enough? It depends on the rider, the bike, and the implementation of that...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 2,411
Views: 433,440
Posted By knary
For the same reasons they ever would. Appearances...

For the same reasons they ever would. Appearances aside, it should offer phenomenal real world performance with a modicum of comfort and long distance ability. :dunno
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