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Forum: The Garage 08-20-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,447
Posted By tominboise
Same here in Boise. Put out the oil with the...

Same here in Boise. Put out the oil with the trash and the Waste management truck hauls it off.
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,630
Posted By tominboise
I have the 2006 dmax with about 115k miles on it....

I have the 2006 dmax with about 115k miles on it. Do the later models have these same sort of injector issues that three earlier ones do?
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,880
Posted By tominboise
Question - how did you settle on 12mm? And, how...

Question - how did you settle on 12mm? And, how does one determine which m/c they have? I went with the DRZ conversion earlier this spring and would like a bit "softer" brake lever pull, with a bit...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 962
Posted By tominboise
Unless it's a family heirloom, you might consider...

Unless it's a family heirloom, you might consider selling it rather then storing for 4 years. The flat motorcycles will lay very flat in your dresser drawer and won't need to be wrapped, gassed,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 25,750
Views: 3,085,317
Posted By tominboise
Clutch kit?

I need to replace the clutch in my DR350. Any recommendations on a kit to do so, or just order off the menu at Rockymountainatv.com?
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By tominboise
I have a complete R80g/s front end if you are...

I have a complete R80g/s front end if you are interested....
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,353
Posted By tominboise
I just did the same repair to my R80 and reused...

I just did the same repair to my R80 and reused the oil. No worries. Just use a clean container and keep it covered.
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By tominboise
Changing the subject slightly, has anyone...

Changing the subject slightly, has anyone installed one of the Gustafson screens on an R80G/S or R100G/S? I like the looks of it but can't tell if it is set up to fit on top of the instrument pod.
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By tominboise
New Supertrapp on board R80G/S

I finally got tired of the very loud Hindle glass pack silencer on my R80, so I bit the bullet and ordered a Universal muffler from Supertrapp. It is about 16" long and 4" in diameter with 2" inlet,...
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By tominboise
Bummer. I knew i'd have to change the rack, but...

Bummer. I knew i'd have to change the rack, but did not know about the subframe or the tank...
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By tominboise
Would one of these fit an '81R80G/S? If so, I'd...

Would one of these fit an '81R80G/S? If so, I'd be willing to take one or the other....
Forum: The Garage 06-09-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,869
Posted By tominboise
I'm no silencer expert but I have played with...

I'm no silencer expert but I have played with mine a little bit. I have a Hindle on my BMW R80 that is basically the same design - a straight tube of perforated metal, surrounded by a wrap of glass...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By tominboise
Thanks for the write up. When refilling the...

Thanks for the write up. When refilling the forks with oil, I believe it is filled and measured for height prior to installing the springs? In other words, fill with oil, adjust the amount of oil,...
Forum: Airheads 06-06-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By tominboise
Hi Jim - what tires do you have on this bike? ...

Hi Jim - what tires do you have on this bike? How are they as a 50/50 road/dirt tire?
Forum: Airheads 06-05-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By tominboise
That's what I thought, thanks for the...

That's what I thought, thanks for the confirmation.

I need to build a semi custom center stand for my mongrel.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-05-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 773
Posted By tominboise
Just make sure you post up when the rides are, so...

Just make sure you post up when the rides are, so whoever is available can join in....
Forum: Airheads 06-05-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By tominboise
Sounds like a good build - I'm anxious to see...

Sounds like a good build - I'm anxious to see your rear shock pictures.

Does the KX250 triple use the same bearing OD as the BMW? How thick did you have to make your spacer?

Keep it up! They...
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By tominboise
Floor jack point under R80G/S oilpan?

I need to R&R my center stand. Is it OK to use a floor jack and block of wood under the oil pan to jack the bike up while I do so? It looks OK to me, but I thought I'd check with the collective...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 773
Posted By tominboise
Great videos posted right there. All that side...

Great videos posted right there. All that side hill single track freaks me out, though....

Lots of dirt roads in any direction going out of Boise, and a pretty good local crowd to ride with. ...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,580
Posted By tominboise
That's a great looking bike, right there. They...

That's a great looking bike, right there. They are a classy machine, for sure.

Thanks for all the replies, gentlemen. I will go kick the tires on the R bike and see what comes about.

Tom
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,580
Posted By tominboise
1999 R1100S as commuter bike?

I am likely to get a new job that requires a 30mile each way commute daily. I am thinking of picking up from CL a 1999 BMW R1100S with 50k miles on it. It has been set up with higher bars, throttle...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,428
Posted By tominboise
I do have a spare rotor if interested. Worn to...

I do have a spare rotor if interested. Worn to the limit, but cheap (like free if you pay the shipping)....PM if interested. May be better than what you have and tide you over until you upgrade or...
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By tominboise
Are R65 and R80 seats interchangeable (both 1981 frames)?

Will a single seat and luggage rack for an R80G/S fit an R65 frame? The rack in question:
...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By tominboise
Yeah, I'd like the big 8 gal PD tank, but the...

Yeah, I'd like the big 8 gal PD tank, but the only one I see on ebay is asking $1500....:huh

I am not sure what the capacity of this tank is:
...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By tominboise
As Rucksta says, I have one petcock on the left...

As Rucksta says, I have one petcock on the left side. If circumstances allow, next time I am close to empty, I may run it dry and then drain the reserve and measure. When I have nothing better to...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By tominboise
Fuel tank reserve volume?

My R80G/S has the standard tank, which I believe is 19.5l, or 5.1 US gallons. I ran the bike out of fuel today and switched to reserve. When I got to the station, I put 4.1 US gallons in the tank. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 25,750
Views: 3,085,317
Posted By tominboise
Yes, I am running with no filter. I don't like...

Yes, I am running with no filter. I don't like it much, but I haven't done anything about it in 4 or 5 years, so it must not bug me too much.
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,011
Posted By tominboise
My intention wasn't too turn it into a full on...

My intention wasn't too turn it into a full on dirt bike. I want to freshen up the bike and make it my own. The bike v rides and handles better now and I have to get it out on the dirt to see how's...
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,011
Posted By tominboise
They appear to be straight rate springs. At...

They appear to be straight rate springs. At least the ones in my forks.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I777 using Tapatalk
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By tominboise
Very sweet ride. I like the guerilla engineering...

Very sweet ride. I like the guerilla engineering on the throttle cable. It seems there is always another way to get something done....
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,011
Posted By tominboise
I got mine from Procycle.us: ...

I got mine from Procycle.us:

http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/drz400.html

It's on the DRZ400 page if the link doesn't take you there directly.
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,011
Posted By tominboise
The DRZ400 service manual says to set the fork...

The DRZ400 service manual says to set the fork tube above the top triple something like .250" or so. I have set mine at 1-5/16" above (this is measuring from the top of the preload cap to the...
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,011
Posted By tominboise
I haven't crashed yet, if that's any indication. ...

I haven't crashed yet, if that's any indication. It seems to handle fine on the test rides I've taken so far. I ran down the interstate without any troubles, and rode some twisties as well. It...
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,011
Posted By tominboise
So I did a little work on the brakes. I pulled...

So I did a little work on the brakes. I pulled the caliper off and checked for a stuck piston, which I found. I managed to free it by clamping the other piston with a C clamp and pulling the brake...
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By tominboise
Great - I don't need any vibration control. I...

Great - I don't need any vibration control. I will proceed with mounting my handguards....

Tom
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By tominboise
Are the stock R80G/S handlebars filled at the ends for antivib

I would like to install some Tusk handguards on my R80. I haven't cut the grip ends off yet, but it feels like the end of the bar is solid. Are they filled with something for antivibe?
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,011
Posted By tominboise
Nice looking bike -I need to find a solo seat and...

Nice looking bike -I need to find a solo seat and rack similar to yours for my bike.

What headlight and speedo setup do you have?
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,011
Posted By tominboise
I had this thought, too. So I believe that I...

I had this thought, too. So I believe that I will check into this a bit later on today or tonight, and post back.
Forum: Airheads 05-17-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,011
Posted By tominboise
The previous owner of my ride had preloaded the...

The previous owner of my ride had preloaded the fork springs with PVC spacers 1-1/2" long, so the front was very harsh. I haven't played with it any other then shortening the stock DRZ springs and...
Forum: Airheads 05-17-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,011
Posted By tominboise
Great tip - thanks for posting. I'll swing by...

Great tip - thanks for posting. I'll swing by the Home Depot for a couple.
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