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Forum: Airheads 06-27-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By mountainJ
Gas cap

Of course there are always options and, though outrageously expensive, I don't think I can resist a flat racer.com or 2valve Monza style replacement cap. Truelly art in my opinion. Just waiting to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-27-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By mountainJ
Question I never experienced your symptoms on my 02 but it...

I never experienced your symptoms on my 02 but it sounds like an air leak on the throttle side. Maybe a kinked tank vent hose that the fuel pump can overcome with high pressure at higher speeds? I...
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By mountainJ
Thumb Greetings

Welcome to the forum and congrats on the R65. They're really great, but under appreciated bikes. I like mine more every time I ride it! And I've been riding it since 2008.

To answer some of your...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,876
Posted By mountainJ
My original lasted 31 years. Everything I've...

My original lasted 31 years. Everything I've found says the brass one is good to go without modification. If I can get a few years out of it I'll be happy. More... even better. After replacing the...
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,876
Posted By mountainJ
Installed a new switch today. I got the brass one...

Installed a new switch today. I got the brass one from bmw2valve. I will say for me the hardest part was getting the spacer OUT. I started this yesterday and it took about an hour to pull the spacer....
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8,274
Views: 1,731,210
Posted By mountainJ
[QUOTE=nmalozzi;26950422]Some great Airheads at...

[QUOTE=nmalozzi;26950422]Some great Airheads at the Vintage Motorcycles Reborn Show today, and mine of course...

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/07/5aae5c916a22c2bb09e46aaa80594f80.jpg

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Forum: Airheads 05-31-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 400,348
Posted By mountainJ
Thanks Nick, Don't think I've ever seen a /7...

Thanks Nick,
Don't think I've ever seen a /7 with knee pads. Didn't know they were an option. At first, that pic had me thinking they were from the new Moto Guzzi V7 but they are clearly bigger. The...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 400,348
Posted By mountainJ
Thumb Knallert, Can you tell me more about those...

Knallert,
Can you tell me more about those knee/tank pads. What are they from or where did you find them. And what handlebars are you using.
Thanks!
Jon
Forum: Road Warriors 05-29-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 1,832,748
Posted By mountainJ
Thumb Almost bought a V7 for this reason. Then my R65...

Almost bought a V7 for this reason. Then my R65 found it's way back to me. Will still pick up a V7 someday! In my mind, the essence of a motorcycle.
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,336
Posted By mountainJ
Thumb I love my local Ace! Good bunch of old guys that...

I love my local Ace! Good bunch of old guys that I can only hope to learn from.
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,336
Posted By mountainJ
Try it??

Not to be a smart ass but have you checked a local Ace. Here is a list in Portland. My local Ace didn't even flinch when I brough in my folding blank. ...
Forum: Airheads 05-13-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,336
Posted By mountainJ
Ace

Couple weeks ago took a folding key blank in to Ace Hardware a few blocks from me. 5 minutes and I was out with a perfectly working key for a couple bucks. Of course there was a 20 minute discussion...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-24-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 345,359
Posted By mountainJ
Thumb Canyons

I've been wearing the Canyons for about 5 years now; commuting, touring, dirt/off-road, they do it all. Very waterproof and breathe relatively well for a Gortex boot. That said, they do get warm when...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,422
Posted By mountainJ
Givi racks

Not to hijack the thread but Bill can you show us some pics of how you mounted your Givi side cases?
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By mountainJ
PM sent

Check you PMs!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-09-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16,728
Views: 2,735,274
Posted By mountainJ
2008 Yamaha WR250X

SOLD!!!

As posted in the main FM. Would also consider trades/partial trade for a naked BMW Air/Oilhead. Would prefer to sell locally and avoid Craigslsit so let me know if interested.

I've...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 49,947
Views: 10,619,080
Posted By mountainJ
Air in the rear brakes after a bleed is a known...

Air in the rear brakes after a bleed is a known problem on these bikes. As someone said, un-bolt the caliper and elevate it while bleeding. I did mine last fall and got lucky but I've read on this...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-24-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 762
Posted By mountainJ
South Fork

My wife an I really enjoyed this place.
http://www.arborhouseinnco.com/index.htm (http://www.arborhouseinnco.com/index.htm)
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-15-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,449
Posted By mountainJ
RN info

+1 on renting first. Get a feel for things and find where you want to be. I have friends in Parker and it's a nice area although a bit removed from the main urban side of things. My buddy is 5...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-31-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 277,591
Posted By mountainJ
]What's the hose sticking out by the taillight?? ...

]What's the hose sticking out by the taillight??


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk[/QUOTE]

Crank case breather line? Makes sense as it would dump the oil out behind the rear tire instead of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-31-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 355,501
Posted By mountainJ
Pm sent

Pm sent
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-22-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,898
Posted By mountainJ
Love it!

Great report!
I got to spend 3 weeks in Nepal in 2009. Amazing place, people, and things to see. It's a close second for my favorite place on the planet.
Next time I go back will include some moto...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 49,947
Views: 10,619,080
Posted By mountainJ
Only decals I've ever seen work on plastic tanks...

Only decals I've ever seen work on plastic tanks are perforated... Which it looks like the ones on the safari tank are. However, they don't look good for very long. At least the ones I've seen. I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 49,947
Views: 10,619,080
Posted By mountainJ
I don't know if the 4.7 will actaully off any wnd...

I don't know if the 4.7 will actaully off any wnd protection. The Lynx is great though. And for some reason your hand guards made me think of......
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-30-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 253,857
Posted By mountainJ
Elisa, I really enjoyed your report and glad...

Elisa,
I really enjoyed your report and glad you're still around and posting. Your writing is very refreshing and I have found myself thinking about it while reading some "free- time" books....
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 49,947
Views: 10,619,080
Posted By mountainJ
+1! On Tom's racks. It took me literally 15...

+1! On Tom's racks.
It took me literally 15 minutes to install and I didn't even take off the sear or rear fender. Just lock tight on everything and it all matched up perfectly.
Forum: Road Warriors 11-22-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 1,832,748
Posted By mountainJ
I get the comparison b/t the Griso and R9T and I...

I get the comparison b/t the Griso and R9T and I do like the looks of the Griso. I guess what I'm really after is a modern classic styled bike. And the V7 line does it for me. I'm a big fan of the...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-22-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 1,832,748
Posted By mountainJ
I was very intrigued as well... then I test road...

I was very intrigued as well... then I test road one. I could give my full opinion but I'll just say overall my feeling walking away was "meh". Especially for north of $15k. I was almost sad... until...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 49,947
Views: 10,619,080
Posted By mountainJ
I agree that the biggest issue with both the...

I agree that the biggest issue with both the stock and SC seat is the forward angle. More so than the width. I wouldn't mind a bit wider but flatter is what I want. I went with the carbon vinyl on my...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 49,947
Views: 10,619,080
Posted By mountainJ
Not really thinking a tube but more of a flat box...

Not really thinking a tube but more of a flat box of some sort. But thanks for the feed back as these are the same as the WM racks.
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 49,947
Views: 10,619,080
Posted By mountainJ
That does look nice. I have gone with the Seat...

That does look nice. I have gone with the Seat Concepts and though it is worlds better than the stocker it is still a vaild torture device for anything over an hours ride. I'm fine with the SC as...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 49,947
Views: 10,619,080
Posted By mountainJ
Eh? Do these make my rear look BIG??

There's been a lot of talk about racks recently and thought I'd share my recent additions. I went with the Moto-Racks (moto-racks.com) with welded on Givi mounting tabs that Tom offers. I looked at...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 49,947
Views: 10,619,080
Posted By mountainJ
Never seen one but I imagine it has some type of...

Never seen one but I imagine it has some type of pulley or gear system inside. Does it work? The clutch pull on these is already pretty light??:huh
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 49,947
Views: 10,619,080
Posted By mountainJ
Yeah, after 4 1/2 weeks and no word I emailed...

Yeah, after 4 1/2 weeks and no word I emailed them on Friday and was told he's scheduled to "start" mine next Wed. Should ship Thursday:huh. They made it sound like everyone with a WR got wind of...
Forum: Photos 10-31-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 249,909
Posted By mountainJ
Congrats

I can't speak from the Grandpa perspective as I have a 3 and 1 year old of my own but I'll tell you my dad became a different man the first time he saw my older boy and again last year when my second...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 49,947
Views: 10,619,080
Posted By mountainJ
Shit, I probably just added another 10,000 to the...

Shit, I probably just added another 10,000 to the already over crowded population of the Colorado front range with that comment.

But seriously, it can and does get cold, and snowy. Most storms...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 49,947
Views: 10,619,080
Posted By mountainJ
Seafoam and aluminum

Again not trying to start a debate here about what product is better...
I remember some conversations back a while on a different form here(airheads) and I've also heard it from a car mechanic that...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 49,947
Views: 10,619,080
Posted By mountainJ
I don't think the future Mrs. DWK2 would...

I don't think the future Mrs. DWK2 would appreciate being put our in the garage or barn.
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 49,947
Views: 10,619,080
Posted By mountainJ
There are others on here that know more but I...

There are others on here that know more but I have a few ideas.
What oil are you running? Can make a difference in shifting. Not wanting to strart an oil thread but... I just changed the oil in mine...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 49,947
Views: 10,619,080
Posted By mountainJ
JC, aren't you glad now that I was too broke to...

JC, aren't you glad now that I was too broke to buy your wheels during your "moment". The set up looks great! I would still like to do this at some point but for now the 17s with 244s are meeting my...
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