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Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,160
Posted By Ray R
I have to add that Wirespokes has always offered...

I have to add that Wirespokes has always offered me sound advice (or is it advise?) when I needed help with any airhead project. And the work he did on my R90S gauges was superb.




Now as for...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,083
Posted By Ray R
+1 I experienced the same. Tried the IAT spoofers...

+1 I experienced the same. Tried the IAT spoofers and all eventually went back to running lean as before due to the ECU adapting. Now I'm using the AF-Xied, and so far the change is significantly...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,036
Posted By Ray R
I tried a FJR and felt cramped too. At least...

I tried a FJR and felt cramped too. At least give the RT a try.

Calsci has been my choice for windscreens.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,036
Posted By Ray R
6'4" and 225 here...and still heading down from...

6'4" and 225 here...and still heading down from 260 just a few months ago. 34" inseam. I currently own both a 2007 RT and 2009 GSA Adv.. Both are equipped with suburban machine lower pegs, calsci...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3,650
Views: 396,431
Posted By Ray R
Exactly! :thumb:thumb

Exactly! :thumb:thumb
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3,650
Views: 396,431
Posted By Ray R
Maybe you don't. But maybe I will! :deal ...

Maybe you don't. But maybe I will! :deal




Not many with the Motus performance and weight specs that don't need expensive maintenance or repair. You say you can't see this bike doing 200k. I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3,650
Views: 396,431
Posted By Ray R
Back to the topic at hand....... I've read...

Back to the topic at hand.......

I've read all the nay-saying, and all the hype. I have to be honest. I'm intrigued by the potential the Motus offers. I could see myself being a one-bike owner...
Forum: Vendors 07-27-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,317
Views: 127,089
Posted By Ray R
I just did the same mods to my 2009 1200 GSA with...

I just did the same mods to my 2009 1200 GSA with Remus full exhaust (Powercone). I'll give it a couple tanks before passing full judgment, but the first 50 miles have demonstrated the sprockets do...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By Ray R
Thank you. That's exactly what I needed.

Thank you. That's exactly what I needed.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By Ray R
Where is the Engine ECU on a 2009 GSA?

Before I start tearing into the bike looking, can someone please tell me where the Engine ECU is located on my 2009 GSA Adventure? Since it's not obvious to me, I'm thinking maybe under the tank? If...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By Ray R
I've owned a 95 GSPD Classic, a 97 GS, a 2004...

I've owned a 95 GSPD Classic, a 97 GS, a 2004 GSA, a 2009 GSA, and a 2010 GS. I prefer (and kept) the 2009 because it has enough power for me, the screw adjustable valves, final drive drain plug, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By Ray R
Makes it tougher to swing a leg over. I'd be...

Makes it tougher to swing a leg over. I'd be kicking that case.
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 313,528
Posted By Ray R
Does a R100M count?

Two generations of R***R bikes.....

http://i1258.photobucket.com/albums/ii523/Ray_R/R12R4.jpg (http://s1258.photobucket.com/user/Ray_R/media/R12R4.jpg.html)


...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,297
Posted By Ray R
I think I'm going to bite the bullet and spring...

I think I'm going to bite the bullet and spring for the fan kit for my RT. Yeah, it's a lot of $$$....but sometimes peace of mind is worth it.

Thanks for the replies, blokes!
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,297
Posted By Ray R
apessino - I totally agree. I've been stuck in...

apessino - I totally agree. I've been stuck in Oregon traffic with the expectation that I cannot lawfully pass anyone even though there's plenty of room on the shoulder or between lanes to do so....
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,883
Posted By Ray R
I'm going to go against the grain here and say I...

I'm going to go against the grain here and say I enjoy owning multiple BMW hexheads. Each one is different enough for me....RT, GSA, R. All serve a different purpose. But the advantage is the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,297
Posted By Ray R
No, I don't have overheating problems per se. ...

No, I don't have overheating problems per se. One time I got stuck on I-5 due to an accident, and I ended up parking the bike on the side of the freeway and sitting on the median chain until things...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,297
Posted By Ray R
I've had water cooled bikes with fans where the...

I've had water cooled bikes with fans where the temp gauge would still head to max if they weren't kept moving. Same with my oil cooled BMWs.

So far it sounds like the Honda VFR1200x is one...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,297
Posted By Ray R
Is there a motorcycle that won't overheat?

Most of us drive cars or trucks that can sit idling in a traffic jam during hot summer months for hours at a time, and the temperature gauge never moves. Are there any motorcycles available that can...
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 494,317
Posted By Ray R
95 GSPD Classic, 95 Mystic, 82 R65

I just listed these three bikes in the flea market for sale.
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,105
Posted By Ray R
BMW R1200RT with a Calsci windscreen. I'm 6'4",...

BMW R1200RT with a Calsci windscreen. I'm 6'4", and I can create a dead air pocket with the tall version. Anyone shorter could do it that much easier. But that dead air can get pretty warm on a...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,759
Posted By Ray R
Is there a way to tell if the cap is vented by...

Is there a way to tell if the cap is vented by visual inspection?
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,759
Posted By Ray R
Turns out the atomizers were clogged up a bit and...

Turns out the atomizers were clogged up a bit and the carbs were simply in need of a rebuild.

This bike is a GSPD, so it doesn't have the electronic valves for fuel and venting. My Mystic did,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-13-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Ray R
I've shipped probably close to 20 vehicles and...

I've shipped probably close to 20 vehicles and never tipped a driver. The thought of tipping never even occurred to me.

Odd how tipping seems to be a US thing. I've travelled abroad, and outside...
Forum: Airheads 08-10-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 494,317
Posted By Ray R
Looking for R80ST

Looking for a low mileage example in excellent condition to buy for my older brother. He's a farmer, and not much into technology. But we both love to ride, and he's one of the early (#2818) lifetime...
Forum: The Garage 08-06-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 251,560
Posted By Ray R
Yes, the batteries listed in the graph above are...

Yes, the batteries listed in the graph above are roughly the same size and fitment specs. It's what they spec for the R100R, GS, GSPD, RS, RT. As mentioned before, Scorpion does not publish an AH...
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 251,560
Posted By Ray R
You must have missed part of my post above....

You must have missed part of my post above. 72degrees. 100amp load testing. I asked about the amp hour rating, and the distributor has a long explanation posted on their site (link also listed above)...
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 251,560
Posted By Ray R
batterystuff.com has a test graph showing some of...

batterystuff.com has a test graph showing some of this:

http://www.scorpionbattery.com/images/sstx30q-stinger-graph.png
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 251,560
Posted By Ray R
The Scorpion Stinger battery ad says their cells...

The Scorpion Stinger battery ad says their cells are internally balanced, so no special charger is needed to achieve maximum charge. I'll probably make a call to the distributor to get clarification.
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 251,560
Posted By Ray R
Does anyone have experience with the Scorpion...

Does anyone have experience with the Scorpion Stinger Lithium Iron Phosphate battery? I've searched the web and the Scorpion model must be new as there isn't much on them yet. The Scorpion specs...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 643
Posted By Ray R
Cancel this. Reposted in the battery sticky.

Cancel this. Reposted in the battery sticky.
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,759
Posted By Ray R
It's not bad gas. I ran it with some ethanol-free...

It's not bad gas. I ran it with some ethanol-free premium, and the problem persists.

I get it up to cruising speed at 45mph or so, and any throttle twist beyond about , and it just won’t...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,759
Posted By Ray R
So far I've seen I'm supposed to change the jets,...

So far I've seen I'm supposed to change the jets, needles, diaphragms, floats, springs, o-rings, gaskets.....

What's left besides the carb shell itself and the piston? :D

Maybe new carbs would...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 15,019
Posted By Ray R
Oh crap! I'm screwed! :rofl

Oh crap! I'm screwed! :rofl
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,759
Posted By Ray R
Diaphragms check out ok. Needle position....3...

Diaphragms check out ok.
Needle position....3 from top....check.
Main jet is 135...check.
Float bowls are clean...check.

Draining gas now.......
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,759
Posted By Ray R
I'm starting to do some digging. Diaphragms look...

I'm starting to do some digging. Diaphragms look fine. Going to check the needle position later. Clymer says the needle should just gently pull out. Mine doesn't. But I have a screw in the center of...
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,115
Posted By Ray R
I bought an 84 final edition RS back in 2009 with...

I bought an 84 final edition RS back in 2009 with 2 miles on it. But that previous owner parked it in his bedroom for 25 years, so it was PRISTINE. Even the rubber tires were still soft. I sold it...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,412
Posted By Ray R
I've installed my 4th one now. 1st was on the 09...

I've installed my 4th one now. 1st was on the 09 GSA, and my fuel mileage improved and low end acceleration improved as well. So I put one on the R12R and same thing. Bought one for a friend at XMas...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,759
Posted By Ray R
It's all in the first post. I took a 30 mile ride...

It's all in the first post. I took a 30 mile ride and discovered the issue. The previous owner in Denver owned it since 2000, and the only issue he ever had was a diode board that needed replacement....
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,759
Posted By Ray R
Thanks, guys. If I'm cruising along at 50 mph and...

Thanks, guys. If I'm cruising along at 50 mph and @3k rpm and crank the throttle, it simply won't pull. It's like it's starving for air or fuel or both. I also tried it with the choke closed, and it...
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