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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By R100RT Mark
Here's a link to my budget lowering solution:...

Here's a link to my budget lowering solution: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=994820
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By R100RT Mark
I think basing a decision on the fact that the...

I think basing a decision on the fact that the donor K1100 used a 20mm dia. piston/cylinder may be flawed. If you take the ’92 model year R100R as a reference, its optional (standard on later models)...
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By R100RT Mark
No response to my offer around early pm of spare...

No response to my offer around early pm of spare electronic beancan, coils etc. which I take as a good sign. Only 1,200 miles or so more to go! Hardier than me.
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By R100RT Mark
Excluding the nib they "stick out" 9/16" (14 mm)...

Excluding the nib they "stick out" 9/16" (14 mm) more than stock.

I am not an aggressive rider, so it is unlikely that I will have any dragability feedback to offer, but if I do I'll post back...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By R100RT Mark
R100R & R100GS Budget Footrest Lowering – Buell Ulysses Footrests

I was looking for a value-priced way of evaluating the potential comfort benefits of lowering the footrest on my ’93 R100R. I am 5’11” tall with a 33” inseam and wanted to see if less knee bend...
Forum: Airheads 07-12-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,799
Posted By R100RT Mark
I did not make any special provisions when I...

I did not make any special provisions when I mounted my Ohlins on my '94 R100RT (see the images in posting #12 of this thread), but there is not a lot of clearance between the damper body and...
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By R100RT Mark
If the "straws" (two unequal length elements...

If the "straws" (two unequal length elements which are an interference fit in the top of the housing hidden by the mesh screen - long one is "main" when the fuel level has dropped below its height...
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 822
Posted By R100RT Mark
So, in way too many years of struggling to fill...

So, in way too many years of struggling to fill forks it never occurred to me to use a "pressure oiler" type of approach. Make perfect sense. Heading to the garage now to make my own rig. Thanks...
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 888
Posted By R100RT Mark
Torque is the product of a force and length (of...

Torque is the product of a force and length (of lever arm).

Therefore, the first math above (x12) was correct for the conversion of "ft. lb." to "in. lb.," and the second above (x16) correct for...
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By R100RT Mark
Thanks for the info. What I want is the lever...

Thanks for the info. What I want is the lever slightly closer to the handlebar so it does not seem that the small hands lever is going to help. I have been through my stash of parts and found an...
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By R100RT Mark
Answering my own question, in as far as I can,… ...

Answering my own question, in as far as I can,…

As well as the 4-pot brake caliper it looks to have an aftermarket fork brace and I do not think that fork bellows were stock. Oddly, given that...
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By R100RT Mark
I'll go with that for the ST. I had an R65 so...

I'll go with that for the ST. I had an R65 so "for sale" advertisements for them tend to catch my eye, and they clearly do not rack up the same miles as the bigger BMWs.



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Forum: Airheads 06-27-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By R100RT Mark
I have done this sort of fix before, mainly...

I have done this sort of fix before, mainly "restoring" alloy levers on my 1970's Triumphs and BSAs. These were all fairly thin sections. I do not think this will work on my R100R as the "root" is...
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By R100RT Mark
I see a 4-pot Brembo front brake caliper as...

I see a 4-pot Brembo front brake caliper as non-stock. Maybe the rear shock as well. Anyone see anything else?

As mileage goes I do not see 20,000 or so that unusual. These, like the R65s, were...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By R100RT Mark
Oops. Shows that I never did understand those...

Oops. Shows that I never did understand those "bricks"! I guess I should have read your treastise on K-Bike Mechanical History.
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By R100RT Mark
“Small Hand” Short Reach Front Brake Lever

I am curious to know if anyone has any experience, or better still comparative dimensions, to share between the stock front brake lever and the catalog optional lever for “smaller than normal hands”...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,339
Posted By R100RT Mark
Hot off the press example. 220 mile run...

Hot off the press example.

220 mile run from Atlanta to Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground, Cruso, North Carolina – 60 miles Interstate, balance mostly an even mix of 50-60 mph backroads and 30-50...
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,339
Posted By R100RT Mark
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1 - We...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,339
Posted By R100RT Mark
I agree. Running long Interstate distances...

I agree. Running long Interstate distances lightly loaded at posted speeds is what it takes for me to get a hint over 40 mpg on my '93 R100R or my '94 R100RT. My '85 R65 was a little more economical...
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,223
Posted By R100RT Mark
I think ’93 is too early a build date to say the...

I think ’93 is too early a build date to say the bike had a factory “circlip transmission” as stock. My ’93 R100R and my ’94 R100RT certainly did not. I belive you need to have one of the very...
Forum: Airheads 06-05-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By R100RT Mark
If your RT has OEM heated grips you might find...

If your RT has OEM heated grips you might find adding bar end weights a difficult proposition. I think it may be impossible to cut into the stock heated grips without destroying their heating...
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,803
Posted By R100RT Mark
One of the reasons I looked into oil temps was...

One of the reasons I looked into oil temps was that much of my riding on my '93 R100R is short trips. As stock this bike does not have a thermostat controling flow through the oil cooler - the cooler...
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,315
Posted By R100RT Mark
Agree. My '94 R100RT in Atlanta's summer 90+ deg...

Agree. My '94 R100RT in Atlanta's summer 90+ deg F heat is not a very nice place to be if you do not keep moving. It gets a little toasty even at 80 deg F ambient if in stop/go urban traffic.
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,803
Posted By R100RT Mark
Hopefully avoid the scrum and adding some real...

Hopefully avoid the scrum and adding some real world data.

The thermostatic brass cartridge mechanism starts to open the ports which permits oil to flow though the oil cooler at about 180 deg F...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-07-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By R100RT Mark
500 or so folks enjoyed great weather, great...

500 or so folks enjoyed great weather, great riding and great food at this year’s GMR.

Check here to see about 300 pictures from the event:...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By R100RT Mark
Weather is looking good over May 2nd to 4th for...

Weather is looking good over May 2nd to 4th for the Georgia Mountain Rally. Check out the forecast here: http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/USGA0270

The GMR offers good food, great vendors,...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By R100RT Mark
eBay vendor boltnt regularly has red aftermarket...

eBay vendor boltnt regularly has red aftermarket turn signal lenses for sale.

Here's a current listing - $16 ea. plus shipping:
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By R100RT Mark
A Klim Lattitude Riding Suit with a retail value...

A Klim Lattitude Riding Suit with a retail value around $1,100 has been added as a Special Grand Prize to the draws at this year’s GMR. Means the total value of all the major prizes is now $2,700. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By R100RT Mark
The 2014 Georgia Mountain Rally in Hiawassee is...

The 2014 Georgia Mountain Rally in Hiawassee is just about a month away.

Folks can register online until the event begins, or on site at the rally, but Early Bird registration closes in two-weeks...
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By R100RT Mark
This really is not a well considered or well...

This really is not a well considered or well executed design. Neither the upper spring/damper mount nor the sub frame mount to the frame are close enough to anything like a triangulation node for...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By R100RT Mark
Getting enough heat into the mass of the hub in a...

Getting enough heat into the mass of the hub in a simple almost can't go wrong manner is why I like the electric hot plate approach.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-13-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By R100RT Mark
Note original post updated with revised...

Note original post updated with revised registration link.
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By R100RT Mark
I agree that juggling boiling water does not...

I agree that juggling boiling water does not sound like a good idea.

I disagree about the hotplate and the heat gun approaches.

I believe that the hotplate is the best solution. A simple...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By R100RT Mark
Really? A new pair of premium bearings such as...

Really? A new pair of premium bearings such as Nachi are available for around $32 and a new no-name pair for less than $12 (check out amazon for vendors) including shipping. Perhaps one of the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,806
Posted By R100RT Mark
Georgia Mountain Rally

All, Have to put a pitch in here for the BMW Motorcycle Club of Georgia's Georgia Mountain Rally. Always G/S and GS friendly - last year there were over 100 "GS" airheads, chain single/twins, and...
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,259
Posted By R100RT Mark
Georgia Mountain Rally

All, Have to put a pitch in here for the BMW Motorcycle Club of Georgia's Georgia Mountain Rally. Always Airhead friendly. Last year there were some very nice /2s and a good sprinkling of /6 /7 and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-11-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By R100RT Mark
Registration Open for 2014 Georgia Mountain Rally - All Welcome!

Registration in now open for the 2014 Georgia Mountain Rally. All are welcome to enjoy the Southeast's premier event.

The BMW Motorcycle Club of Georgia returns to the highly acclaimed Georgia...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By R100RT Mark
If the springs are basically fine with just some...

If the springs are basically fine with just some surface rust, I would get the springs media blasted and powder coated, rebuild the damper units and put it all back together. The Konis are very...
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,896
Posted By R100RT Mark
The Latin for Seller Beware is caveat venditor cf...

The Latin for Seller Beware is caveat venditor cf (more Latin, abbreviation for "confer" meaning, in typical use, compare to) caveat emptor as Buyer Beware. There goes that Downton Abbey education...
Forum: Airheads 12-25-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,747
Posted By R100RT Mark
Some useful info on these pages for 3-wheelers. ...

Some useful info on these pages for 3-wheelers.

Westcoaster is not in the manufacturer index (the site is Eurocentric) but there are images and other information in some of the archives.

...
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