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Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By jackd
Victoria Airport designator in your profile name?...

Victoria Airport designator in your profile name? Nice bike you got there. How many miles on it? Welcome from up Island.
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By jackd
I thought that the 21" wheel actually led to...

I thought that the 21" wheel actually led to greater stability.
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By jackd
Terry - I'm getting ready to remove my...

Terry - I'm getting ready to remove my speedometer and send it to you. Sorry for the hi-jack.
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By jackd
From what I remember, the bearings are loose and...

From what I remember, the bearings are loose and the outer races are fixed in position. I generally use naptha (white gas) for my parts cleaning requirements. I don't remember what I put in there,...
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By jackd
A lot of guys tend to dive in and change out...

A lot of guys tend to dive in and change out their stem bearings. At around 42k miles on my GS, I went in planning the same. The bearings were dry but after the clean-up they had no noticeable...
Forum: Canada 11-12-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By jackd
Lucky bastard.... That's one of my favourite...

Lucky bastard.... That's one of my favourite rides these days. I'll be back on it in late March hopefully.
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By jackd
I'm sorry, I forgot about this. P..M. being sent...

I'm sorry, I forgot about this. P..M. being sent right now.
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By jackd
I think the springs do provide a function - just...

I think the springs do provide a function - just not how they come out of the bag. I chopped mine in half and installed them. The original length is much too long and will destroy the ball...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By jackd
I'll take the bean can. I'll send you a p.m., so...

I'll take the bean can. I'll send you a p.m., so you can figure out shipping costs to my address in Canada. (You will ship to Canada, won't you?)
Forum: Canada 11-09-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 52,102
Posted By jackd
The Fox & Hound is just off the TransCanada...

The Fox & Hound is just off the TransCanada Highway - a half block in on the south side of High Street. Good selection of brews and possibly a younger crowd than the Crow.
Forum: Canada 11-08-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 52,102
Posted By jackd
There's a new British pub on the Island - the Fox...

There's a new British pub on the Island - the Fox & Hound. It was just opened a few days ago by a British couple, who have two other establishments in Parksville and Nanaimo. This one is in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-05-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,359
Posted By jackd
I've hiked into both wrecks. The 'Stranny' is on...

I've hiked into both wrecks. The 'Stranny' is on the ridge a few miles east of the 'Chief' - on the south side of the valley that the OP took from Squamish to the head of Indian Arm. The old...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-03-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,359
Posted By jackd
I`ve hiked into the `Tusk` many times from the...

I`ve hiked into the `Tusk` many times from the Squamish side of things. I always wondered what it would be like to come in from the `Singing Pass`side of things by vehicle. As you head east from...
Forum: Airheads 10-26-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,721
Posted By jackd
So intermittent that they didn't work.... :D

So intermittent that they didn't work.... :D
Forum: Airheads 10-26-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,721
Posted By jackd
The joy of electrical quirks on older bikes.... ...

The joy of electrical quirks on older bikes....

A follow-up on this turn signal issue of mine. I eventually stuck the original relay back into the harness last winter, to check it out. It worked...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By jackd
It's a lead acid unit with an attached drain line...

It's a lead acid unit with an attached drain line which comes out near the front of the swingarm. I always give it a good wash every winter when I service it. I put a plastic sheet under the battery...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By jackd
Just what I need, We can even buy this paint up...

Just what I need, We can even buy this paint up here in Canada. Thanks.
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By jackd
Battery Tray Paint

Once more the GS is put to bed for the winter. I gave her a wash and once again noticed that the battery tray has blossomed with corrosion again. I've been doing an annual program of corrosion...
Forum: Airheads 10-13-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,420
Posted By jackd
It probably can be done but both ways but if the...

It probably can be done but both ways but if the OP's exhaust routing is like mine, then it should come off. The allen key screws for the cap have now been upgraded in the parts book with standard...
Forum: Airheads 10-13-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,420
Posted By jackd
Told you. :D You will have to buy an exhaust nut...

Told you. :D You will have to buy an exhaust nut wrench, like the rest of us did. Take your time and this will all go well. I would make sure to measure the depth of your cannister - I do it every...
Forum: Airheads 10-13-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,420
Posted By jackd
Not trying to be argumentative here either. I...

Not trying to be argumentative here either. I don't post pics anymore, so I can't show you what my stock GS looks like - maybe someone else will.

There are subtle differences which put the...
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,420
Posted By jackd
I think you're a llittle bit off there on this...

I think you're a llittle bit off there on this one. I just crawled under my GS and tried to figure out what you would gain by pulling off the guard and leaving the exhaust in place. You would gain...
Forum: Canada 10-12-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,062
Posted By jackd
Thanks for posting excerpts from the studies. I...

Thanks for posting excerpts from the studies. I can find examples in my memory of crashes that were caused by many of those factors (booze, lack of attention, speed, etc.) that have happened to...
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,420
Posted By jackd
This bike is a 1989 R100GS - a late model...

This bike is a 1989 R100GS - a late model airhead? It therefore has the later rolled edge filter housing which prevents damage to the O-ring. From what I've been reading here for years (especially...
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,420
Posted By jackd
Why the need for the shim washer?

Why the need for the shim washer?
Forum: Airheads 10-11-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By jackd
I'm going back thirty years to my recip days of...

I'm going back thirty years to my recip days of aviation maintenance here. I worked for a major float plane operator here on the west coast and changing jugs was a regular event due to cracks, low...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,977
Posted By jackd
Good thread - interesting repair for this area. ...

Good thread - interesting repair for this area. I have a short block here that has a crack from the top of the oil pump housing to one of the RMS lower oil drain holes. I've always wondered if a...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,298
Posted By jackd
I usually buy a few pairs at a time so I don't...

I usually buy a few pairs at a time so I don't run into supply issues. I've never had a problem getting them from my supplier in the Vancouver area, but now I live on Vancouver Island.
Forum: Canada 10-08-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,062
Posted By jackd
I've heard of this. Where did you find this...

I've heard of this. Where did you find this study?
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,298
Posted By jackd
Avon Gripsters.

Avon Gripsters.
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,886
Posted By jackd
You're from the Vancouver area aren't you? You...

You're from the Vancouver area aren't you? You aren't part of that mess in the other thread are you? :huh

Back to the topic. The 'handlebar dropping to lock' test doesn't show much in the way...
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,886
Posted By jackd
Sorry..... I didn't mean to hit you in a...

Sorry..... I didn't mean to hit you in a sensitive spot. At least you didn't say I was from 'b#tt f#uck nowhere' and call me an a$$hole. :D
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,886
Posted By jackd
Do you ever wash that thing or is there no point...

Do you ever wash that thing or is there no point in doing that? I guess she gets just as dirty during the next race....
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,794
Posted By jackd
I'm just wondering if there were any 'parts bin...

I'm just wondering if there were any 'parts bin bikes' (a final run of machines built from extra bits on the factory shelves) or did BMW sell some of the later built bikes from '94 as '95's to help...
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,794
Posted By jackd
Oh trust me, I dropped this guy very quickly. ...

Oh trust me, I dropped this guy very quickly. There's always another bike coming down the pipe - BMW built more than a few.
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,794
Posted By jackd
I responded to the Craigslist ad for this bike -...

I responded to the Craigslist ad for this bike - the vendor did not have any pics, just some details and the $7300 asking price. I asked for some pics and he responded with the shot of a gray...
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,794
Posted By jackd
So that's a '95? Looks the same as a '94. Every...

So that's a '95? Looks the same as a '94. Every GS that I've seen pictures of from that year seemed to have black forks and other bits. I was of the belief that the only black bikes from that year...
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,794
Posted By jackd
See Terry - low mileage examples are out there. ...

See Terry - low mileage examples are out there. Even up here in Canada. I'm just trying to figure out what the hell a '95 Bumblebee looks like.
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,794
Posted By jackd
I thought it was sold. I'm trying to figure out...

I thought it was sold. I'm trying to figure out what a '95 Bumblebee actually is because I thought the last year they made them was '94. If you can post pics, please do. I wouldn't worry about the...
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By jackd
Try putting this in the flea market. I put an ad...

Try putting this in the flea market. I put an ad in there for the same purpose and got a line on a low mileage R100M engine within 30 minutes, from another inmate. Good luck.
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