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Forum: Airheads Today, 04:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By bmwloco
Been looking at it. Hmm. The faring is starting...

Been looking at it. Hmm. The faring is starting to warm on me, but the screen? Way too high.

E-mailed Charlie Parenthian at Parabellum about a lower screen. It'll be good - sure looks like an...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By bmwloco
Oh, I'm pretty chuffed... It started right...

Oh, I'm pretty chuffed...

It started right up. No drama.

Rode it up the pretty place above the Chateau. Views for miles. Nice.

Tossed the keys to my friend Jim, who helped me unload the...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By bmwloco
O.k... I left Asheville on Wednesday at 9am....

O.k...

I left Asheville on Wednesday at 9am.

I picked up the R850R yesterday at 8pm central standard time in the rain.

Slept a couple hours in a Super 8 in Du Quinn, IL (did a BMW MOA Rally...
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By bmwloco
Count on it Redbud... Currently on the road...

Count on it Redbud...

Currently on the road and heading west on I-40 in a Dodge 1500 4x4 with XM. Thank you Enterprise.

I should see the bike in about 9 hours. Photos sometime tomorrow.
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By bmwloco
Oh, no airheads are leaving the fold. Nope. ...

Oh, no airheads are leaving the fold. Nope. They aren't going anywhere.

The main reason for this is to keep miles down on my airheads.

And hey, it's nice to have a choice too.

:clap
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By bmwloco
You have to understand: I have owned Airheads...

You have to understand: I have owned Airheads since I was 19. I'm a neo-codger of 52 now. 30+ BMWs over the years.

For the price, if I ride it for a year or two, I win. If I part it out, I...
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By bmwloco
Spoke with the owner today; he owned up lost...

Spoke with the owner today; he owned up lost "...close to $1500" on it, but his wife insisted only one bike. He's keeping a R1200C (had one for a short while as a rental pig... and it was just that,...
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By bmwloco
Picking up a "modern" boxer... wasser boxer that is

Playing around on ebay can have unintended consequences.

I was watching a bunch of /5 and /6 models thinking I would like to have another smaller displacement boxer. Oh, my R60 is nice, though a...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,475
Posted By bmwloco
I am not saying it was the best 5 years of my...

I am not saying it was the best 5 years of my life, but I worked as a sales associate for a Porsche/Audi/VW dealership.

Any time a trade came in and they said "...take it as it is..." I would...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By bmwloco
Web site fixed. Capt. is at the helm and...

Web site fixed.

Capt. is at the helm and ready.

And that is all.

:clap
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By bmwloco
Getting ready to "trim" the banner. Call...

Getting ready to "trim" the banner.

Call 'em. He's in the office and wants to get back to work.

:D
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,620
Posted By bmwloco
I like to use fine grade steel wool and...

I like to use fine grade steel wool and SemiChrome. Great stuff. I was introduced to it in a fine Ducati/Moto Guzz/Benelli/Laverda shop years ago.

You would be amazed at the results - and it...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,933
Posted By bmwloco
Looks like I have time off.... guess I'll crank...

Looks like I have time off.... guess I'll crank up Das Beast for the weekend.

Fun fun.
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2,757
Views: 493,389
Posted By bmwloco
1992 R100GS Under 10K miles!

Rare find, this GS was parked for 10 years until I rescued it. Frame paint had suffered so I stripped it completely and had ALL black steel parts powder coated. Marrakesh Red paint is still like new,...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-12-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,684
Posted By bmwloco
I may be different than most. I ride a...

I may be different than most. I ride a motorcycle for transportation. I got that way as a poor college student and a need to go from A to B. Afterward, I rode all over the US, did the Iron Butt...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,150
Posted By bmwloco
If you can find a 2 stroke Aprilia Scarabeo,...

If you can find a 2 stroke Aprilia Scarabeo, it'll do 50-55 mph easily. Big wheel, and pretty light too. I toss mine around all the time in the garage.

I like the big wheel scooters better...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-07-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By bmwloco
Whew. Or reason enough to charge the battery

I have been riding my Aprilia Scarabeo 50 as much as possible; it just makes sense for my little orbit here in the mountains of NC.

Almost had my clock cleaned by a crunch granola hippie chick in...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-04-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,171
Posted By bmwloco
Pick a mutually agreed upon PUBLIC place. Have...

Pick a mutually agreed upon PUBLIC place. Have ownere ride bike over, with title.

I say public for your own safety. There have been cases where ne'er do wells have posted on Craigslist and done...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 45,403
Posted By bmwloco
The visual imagery of that is just, well,...

The visual imagery of that is just, well, "special"
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By bmwloco
Wow. Dial up the WayBack. That was my first...

Wow. Dial up the WayBack. That was my first motorcycle.

What a great first bike too. I learned a lot. It was designed to be ridden, and to be maintained for the most part by the owner.
...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,921
Posted By bmwloco
Omega has been 450 watts for some time, about 2...

Omega has been 450 watts for some time, about 2 years if memory serves.

R60 has been Omega for over a decade. RS for 7 years of high speed high rev and zero failures. Das Beast, the beater...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,400
Posted By bmwloco
http://benchmarkworks.com/ Has everything...

http://benchmarkworks.com/

Has everything you may need for a air cooled BMW up to 1997. You gotta dig, but Vech & Elaine probably have it.

They don't do their rolling road show much anymore,...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,400
Posted By bmwloco
I remember the day, back in the 80's, when I...

I remember the day, back in the 80's, when I rolled into Bobs BMW... and was completely blown away. Airhead nirvana.

If had possessed more money at that time, I would have really been in...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-10-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By bmwloco
New Experience on the Scarabeo 50

I have been bombing around Asheville on my very sound Scarabeo 50. It runs 45-50 mph consistently and always kicks over with one or two tries.

Yesterday I got stuck in an epic downpour, well,...
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 180,831
Posted By bmwloco
I bought my 1966 R60/2 in 1989. For years...

I bought my 1966 R60/2 in 1989.

For years I had been looking at it and admiring it - and finally popped for it for all of $2000. Rode it from Athens GA to Vermont almost immediately too.
...
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,332
Posted By bmwloco
Come to think of it... with my addled mind, I...

Come to think of it... with my addled mind, I think he sold the /2 recently as he wasn't riding it much. Hit a home run with it too.
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,332
Posted By bmwloco
Rick is a stand up guy; probably one of the most...

Rick is a stand up guy; probably one of the most knowledgable about BMW electricals bar none. He still has a /2 he uncrated back in the day as kid working in a shop. When the rider retired, he...
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,332
Posted By bmwloco
Web site fixed. Unintended HTML consequence...

Web site fixed. Unintended HTML consequence every time you do something... all buttons work now.

Rick will be o.k. It is just going to take some time.

That is all.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-04-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By bmwloco
July 4th Scooter sortie

The bride, who owns a Triumph Legend TT and a Ducati Monster 750 looked at the Aprilia Scarabeo with a wee bit of disdain. I pulled down the rear pegs and said "hop on".

Downtown Asheville was a...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,332
Posted By bmwloco
Important Motorrad Elektrik update

http://www.motoelekt.com/

The message at the top of the page says it all. If you need to know the details, you can ping me privately.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8,059
Views: 3,140,909
Posted By bmwloco
I brokered a deal once for a 750SS and Dharma......

I brokered a deal once for a 750SS and Dharma... the SD had a hand painted tiger on it. Truly stunning.

Both went for $25k back in the early 90's. A guy from California bought both. He broke...
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,403
Posted By bmwloco
Really, less than 5000 miles?! Garage Queen...

Really, less than 5000 miles?!

Garage Queen extraordinaire!

Good on ya. Now go out there and ride it and let it scare you then ride it some more.
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,265
Posted By bmwloco
I rode my R60/2 from Asheville NC to Sturgis, MS...

I rode my R60/2 from Asheville NC to Sturgis, MS in a day. Modern enough I guess.

Oh, and I rode it back, too.

Don't get me wrong, me love me some R80G/S. In fact, I kinda like all BMWs...
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,265
Posted By bmwloco
My 1999 Aprila Scarabeo 50cc for one. I would...

My 1999 Aprila Scarabeo 50cc for one. I would like to ride it to NZ too.
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,265
Posted By bmwloco
The big difference between a G/S and a PD is the...

The big difference between a G/S and a PD is the gas tank, solo seat, rear rack and sometimes a front Fender.

BMW sold it as an add on kit for the R80G/S. Otherwise you could buy a factory PD...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,265
Posted By bmwloco
I was working for the BMW dealership in...

I was working for the BMW dealership in Greenville, SC when the airheads were still available and the oilheads were just coming up. R100GS basics (no PD kit) were about $8k, give or take.
...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,265
Posted By bmwloco
After five R80G/S and one R100GS I finally...

After five R80G/S and one R100GS I finally figured it out: they were the motorcycle equivalent to SUVs. Stack on more stuff. Strap it on.

And then the prices got super silly. And you know what?...
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,370
Posted By bmwloco
true words

true words
Forum: Old's Cool 06-16-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,480
Posted By bmwloco
No question, MZ has made and still makes some...

No question, MZ has made and still makes some pretty compelling motorcycles.
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By bmwloco
I was at the Boone BMW Rally many years ago,...

I was at the Boone BMW Rally many years ago, probably late 80's or early 90's. Just after the awards ceremony a guy drives up with a 1977 R100RS 100% stock! down to the blue pinstripe on the stock...
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