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Forum: Day Trippin' 06-21-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 43,527
Posted By BajaJim
Looks like Baja to me.

Looks like Baja to me.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-16-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By BajaJim
Don't f*ck school!

I have a son just getting ready graduate high school.

I spent my first two college years at UC Berkeley.

You are clearly a very intelligent person. Finishing your degree at Berkeley in the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 351,944
Posted By BajaJim
Ya got a good deal!

To my way of thinking, $1500 is about the floor for a street legal dirt bike of 200cc or more. Maybe $2500 for a 400cc in good shape. At least here in California, where it is difficult or impossible...
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,979
Posted By BajaJim
TallRob, Over the past 30 years, I have seen...

TallRob,

Over the past 30 years, I have seen more and more fences and gates going up in Baja. Mainly northern Baja.

I hope you are correct in what you say about the gates mainly being there to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-08-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 21,118
Posted By BajaJim
Memories

Kokuban,

I know the old man at Ramona's. He is her husband. And I know Ramona, from 35 years ago and also more recently.

Their place was the only place to get gas in that area when riding from...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-27-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,371
Posted By BajaJim
More, please!

Nice pics, nice map. Is there more?
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-24-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,513
Posted By BajaJim
Great pics, thanks for sharing. Just out of...

Great pics, thanks for sharing.

Just out of curiosity, where did you start from?

I heck of a good three day ride, from what I see!

Jim
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,794
Posted By BajaJim
That explains it. I didn't notice from the...

That explains it.

I didn't notice from the earlier pictures that it was a toyhauler.

Looks like a great rig for carrying a bunch of good toys around to enjoy what the country has to offer.
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,794
Posted By BajaJim
Question How did you carry the bikes?

Boj,

Seems you've got a 5th-wheel and a truck. Two motorcycles, a couple of mountain bikes and maybe some kayaks.

How did you carry it all? Especially the motorcycles?

Great pics, BTW. ...
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 28,430
Posted By BajaJim
Camera?

This may have been asked and answered already and if so, I apologize.

I'm wondering what camera you used for these great pics, and what settings you used to get the great contrast on these...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 28,430
Posted By BajaJim
Great report! Great pics! Whichever of you is...

Great report! Great pics! Whichever of you is shooting the pics has a good eye for what turns out to be a spectacular photo.
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 45,471
Posted By BajaJim
Honest disclosure

Honest disclosure of how you felt. Rare. I will follow this.
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 104,109
Posted By BajaJim
I agree with crofrog

I agree with crofrog.

I've been riding Baja for 25+ years. Lots of broken bike parts and a few broken bones. But always people with me to help.

It is just luck that kta survived this...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By BajaJim
The plug pulls off straight to the rear. Be...

The plug pulls off straight to the rear.

Be careful of the white porcelain/plastic stuff to which the spring clip is mounted. It can be brittle. If you break it you will have to find another whole...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,075
Posted By BajaJim
Good info. Thanks!

Good info. Thanks!
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,075
Posted By BajaJim
Rear wheel travel - monolever vs paralever

My R100 GS is very comfortable to ride. Not quite as plush as my Yamaha WR400 off road, but the seat is much better for long stretches on pavement.

The paralever has its faults, or service points....
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By BajaJim
Spectacular day in San Diego

Nice three hour ride. BMW R100GS.

Starting from the east end of Brown Field, near the Mexican border, east on Otay Mountain Truck Trail up and over Otay Mountain to Dulzura. About 20 miles of...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By BajaJim
Thanks for that info. A further look showed a...

Thanks for that info. A further look showed a blown fuse. Replaced fuse, now it works and hopefully there is no problem that will again blow the fuse.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By BajaJim
Problem with horn installation on 1150GS

I finally got around to installing a louder horn on my 2001 1150GS. I bought the kit a few years back, probably from Adventurer's Workshop. It came with instructions, wires, connectors and a relay. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,164
Posted By BajaJim
I bought some a few years back that are lower....

I bought some a few years back that are lower. They were stainless steel, were sold to me from a fellow from Canada if I remember right, but they came from Europe. Pricey. But about an inch lower....
Forum: Americas 03-16-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,760
Posted By BajaJim
Hazard, B and C are the risks that I would...

Hazard,

B and C are the risks that I would be concerned about.

Once you get away from the border and out of the cities, I don't think violence is a big risk. But falling and hurting yourself is...
Forum: Americas 03-15-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,760
Posted By BajaJim
Forgot to say, I would take Crashmaster's Option...

Forgot to say, I would take Crashmaster's Option 1.

"Donde esta Ojos Negros?" if you get lost near the end of what we call the "El Compadre" road (and I have been there).

If it is late, San...
Forum: Americas 03-15-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,760
Posted By BajaJim
Hazard, You have got good advice here on the...

Hazard,

You have got good advice here on the route. It is all good down there. I envy you, wish I was going now.

My only advice (and I'm an old guy with many trips under my belt) would be to...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By BajaJim
Aren't we talking about two idle screws? ...

Aren't we talking about two idle screws?

Then carb sync?

None of it a big deal, but should be done correctly.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,143
Posted By BajaJim
jackd, I appreciate your continued efforts...

jackd,

I appreciate your continued efforts to help. If you find any of the threads you mention, please send a link.

Jim
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,143
Posted By BajaJim
Thanks, jackd. The preload adjuster on this...

Thanks, jackd.

The preload adjuster on this shock is backed out/up as far as possible. In other words, minimum preload possible. What I think is the rebound adjuster just spins, with no apparent...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-22-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,143
Posted By BajaJim
bgood, The plastic adjuster I am using is...

bgood,

The plastic adjuster I am using is down low, towards the back of the bike. I'll look closer at the top of the shock for another adjustment.

jackd,

Thanks for that info. On yours, are...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-22-2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,143
Posted By BajaJim
Rear shock for R100RT monolever

My R100RT monolever has a Progressive rear shock, installed by the previous owner. It rides hard compared to my R100GS paralever, which is a Cadillac by comparison.

Is this an unavoidable...
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,181
Posted By BajaJim
I know HPMGuys driveshafts don't require grinding...

I know HPMGuys driveshafts don't require grinding inside the swingarm on a GS. I can't remember whether he requires you to remove the zerk fitting and put in a plug until you need to grease it. I've...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,307
Posted By BajaJim
Nice looking bike, Kraut. On my 1992, my...

Nice looking bike, Kraut.

On my 1992, my swingarm boots were dry rotted also. Replaced them when I pulled the tranny to ship it off to have the circlip installed. Not cheap to have the circlip...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,558
Posted By BajaJim
I ride in Baja a lot myself, used to anyway. ...

I ride in Baja a lot myself, used to anyway.

This is just a WAG (wild ass guess) but I would think about bad gas.

Good luck to you, and we are here to help.

Jim
Forum: Old's Cool 02-08-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,046
Posted By BajaJim
1994 BMW R100R for sale in Flea Market

I just posted an ad over there, in case any of you are interested.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 62,733
Posted By BajaJim
Minnesota, thanks for the pictorial!

2001 1150 GS

Minnesota, after reading your excellent thread with pictures, I got the courage to dive in and do it. Got the same kit that you used. I had a hard time figuring out where to mount the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-21-2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By BajaJim
Take it to work and then give it to Ted Porter...

Take it to work and then give it to Ted Porter (Beemer Shop) just south of San Jose.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,224
Posted By BajaJim
I failed to say in the message I posted a few...

I failed to say in the message I posted a few minutes ago that I have the utmost respect for the work HPMGuy does. Not only the quality, but the fact that he even does it and provides it to us....
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,224
Posted By BajaJim
Now, not to be stupid here, which I am frequently...

Now, not to be stupid here, which I am frequently in many places, but what problem are you all trying to solve with the Scotts steering dampener?

I've got one on a dirt bike, but I haven't pushed...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 81,135
Posted By BajaJim
Pictures of Tokico installed with HPMGuy's adapter

I uploaded a couple of pictures to flickr and added some comments. I think you can see them by going to the following:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28338142@N08/

My brake line is 43". I have...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2008, 11:09 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 81,135
Posted By BajaJim
I finished the installation of the Tokico last...

I finished the installation of the Tokico last weekend.

It lined up perfectly over the rotor, so no machining necessary for me.

I put a Speedbleeder on it and pumped about half a small bottle...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2008, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,341
Posted By BajaJim
Go here: ...

Go here:

http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/techindex.htm

then article 52A.

All you need to know and more. Important stuff.

Have fun!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,529
Posted By BajaJim
Andy, good information you have provided. My...

Andy, good information you have provided.

My vague recollection is that the Posidrive is the same as Reed-Prince. I could be wrong. As I look in the tool box, I see that I have some PosiDrive bits...
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