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Forum: Airheads 09-12-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By B_C_Ries
Make sure you know what you are doing re:...

Make sure you know what you are doing re: removing the exhaust pipe nuts. If it feels funny when you start to remove them do not power through. Stop and just cut them off.
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 54,774
Posted By B_C_Ries
congratulations, nice looking bike.

congratulations, nice looking bike.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,373
Posted By B_C_Ries
Changing tires gets easier with practice. I like...

Changing tires gets easier with practice. I like having tires delivered to my house. Currently changing tires myself is more convenient than driving the wheels to a shop.

I'm really liking that...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,471
Posted By B_C_Ries
With my 1977 R100/7 I need to let the air out of...

With my 1977 R100/7 I need to let the air out of the rear tire in order to put the wheel on the bike if I am using a 120. Not a real problem but a bit of an inconvenience. Still from now on I...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,582
Posted By B_C_Ries
Had an excellent ride. Riding up la Rumerosa...

Had an excellent ride. Riding up la Rumerosa Autopista from Mexicali was awesome as usual. The Libre route from Rumerosa to Tecate was nice and the #3 from Tecate to Ensenada is a wonderful road to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-02-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,801
Posted By B_C_Ries
Nice color If you put on some TKC-80's it would...

Nice color If you put on some TKC-80's it would be awesome
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-02-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,102
Posted By B_C_Ries
I have TKC-80's and get wobbles from time to...

I have TKC-80's and get wobbles from time to time, road surface seems to effect things as does wind and draft from semi's. I've found that moving forward on the bike and laying down on the tank...
Forum: Airheads 08-29-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,582
Posted By B_C_Ries
Going to Mexico tomorrow but I decided to roll...

Going to Mexico tomorrow but I decided to roll with the F800GS, Gonna give the R100/7 a break she has been putting in some good work.
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,324
Posted By B_C_Ries
The bike being old might have something to do...

The bike being old might have something to do with it. Mechanics often prefer to work on newer stuff. I take my new stuff to the dealer and fix the old stuff myself.
As stuff gets older the...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,644
Posted By B_C_Ries
It is good to know what speed you are actually...

It is good to know what speed you are actually going when you get pulled over. I checked mine out with a GPS error gets worse as it goes faster. Imagine you are going down the road at 85 indicated...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,801
Posted By B_C_Ries
That looks nice, If I rode less on dirt I...

That looks nice, If I rode less on dirt I wouldn't mind having that one.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,801
Posted By B_C_Ries
If she is the right one for you and you love your...

If she is the right one for you and you love your F700GS (and there are many reasons to love her) that is all that matters. I got the F800GS and that is the one for me. They look like hot sisters...
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,582
Posted By B_C_Ries
I think there is some kind of Mexican Wine...

I think there is some kind of Mexican Wine country in the mountains between Tecate and Ensenada, I'm going to ride down there and check it out. I rode through there last October but it was around...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,801
Posted By B_C_Ries
I have a 2013 F800Gs but I recently used a F700GS...

I have a 2013 F800Gs but I recently used a F700GS as a day loaner while my bike got the 12,000 mile service. What I noticed most is that you really feel the road a lot more with the F700. I was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-23-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By B_C_Ries
Well the f800gs is certainly the bike for me but...

Well the f800gs is certainly the bike for me but the KTM 690 is an impressive machine and does better in dirt. F800gs is much better on pavement though and good enough on dirt.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-23-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By B_C_Ries
I'm thinking KTM 690 that bike is much lighter.

I'm thinking KTM 690 that bike is much lighter.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-23-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By B_C_Ries
I think I've dropped mine 14-15 times. Sometimes...

I think I've dropped mine 14-15 times. Sometimes it was really easy to pick up other times not so easy. Since the bike is pretty tall it is important to be in the right position before starting to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,373
Posted By B_C_Ries
Throw your tires out in the sun and let them heat...

Throw your tires out in the sun and let them heat up. Use something for a lube, I use dollar store Windex. I use a Motion Pro Bead Pro to break the bead and Motion Pro spoons. I cut up milk jugs for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,373
Posted By B_C_Ries
Motion Pro makes some great tire changing tools. ...

Motion Pro makes some great tire changing tools. That is what I did.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,373
Posted By B_C_Ries
Changing your own tires is where it is at.

Changing your own tires is where it is at.
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,518
Posted By B_C_Ries
Properly set up exhaust/intake systems can put...

Properly set up exhaust/intake systems can put more air/fuel mixture into a cylinder than its actual volume at outside pressure using inertia of the air mass within limited RPM ranges. Reverse cones...
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,389
Posted By B_C_Ries
I'm thinking it would be preferable to not have...

I'm thinking it would be preferable to not have an oil cooler with that quantity of oil.
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,518
Posted By B_C_Ries
just the first pictures I grabbed, I knew that...

just the first pictures I grabbed, I knew that real FW-190's had BMW motors. looking at the pictures the pilots look kind of big.
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,518
Posted By B_C_Ries
I have always wondered why they didn't burn...

I have always wondered why they didn't burn valves.
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,518
Posted By B_C_Ries
This one has a BMW Aircooled motor ...

This one has a BMW Aircooled motor

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/179/0/e/focke_wulf_fw_190_by_tr4br-d3izeyn.jpg
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,518
Posted By B_C_Ries
These things had really short exhaust pipes and...

These things had really short exhaust pipes and ran at high altitude where the air is real cold without burning exhaust valves.

...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,582
Posted By B_C_Ries
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w305/BCRies/Fac...

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w305/BCRies/Facebook/iOS%20Photos/906362_874104275950442_2023676078856552407_o.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,518
Posted By B_C_Ries
Loud Pipes save lives, you will be awesome at the...

Loud Pipes save lives, you will be awesome at the nearest biker bar. I have always been told you will burn up exhaust valves but I have never actually seen it happen
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,582
Posted By B_C_Ries
Of course working on them does make the riding...

Of course working on them does make the riding more satisfying. I just got home, no problems except she seemed to start pinging a bit after the 2nd tank of Pemex. So I just stayed off of the...
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,582
Posted By B_C_Ries
Going to ride to San Felipe Mexico today. I...

Going to ride to San Felipe Mexico today. I love riding in Mexico
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,902
Posted By B_C_Ries
take cell phone pics of stuff as you are taking...

take cell phone pics of stuff as you are taking it apart, these can get real helpful when you reassemble. The super airhead mechanics don't think of this because they have stuff memorized but this...
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 54,774
Posted By B_C_Ries
Sounds like good news, I hope this all comes...

Sounds like good news, I hope this all comes together soon enough so you can get some good rides in before winter.
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,695
Posted By B_C_Ries
I do not know much about airhead cams...

I do not know much about airhead cams specifically but I have experience with hi performance cams in 60's V-8's. Those old fashioned cams with long less steep ramps, long duration times and moderate...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,350
Posted By B_C_Ries
Got 43 mpg on my last trip.

Got 43 mpg on my last trip.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-14-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,051
Posted By B_C_Ries
If you want to improve your chances of having a...

If you want to improve your chances of having a great trip stick with TKC-80's even if only 10% is difficult off road riding you will be happy you had the proper tires for that terrain. Colorado...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 54,774
Posted By B_C_Ries
He probably has a favorite pair of pliers that...

He probably has a favorite pair of pliers that fits just right. Don't be afraid to grind or file on a pair of pliers to improve things.
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By B_C_Ries
46,000 miles heads have never been worked on. But...

46,000 miles heads have never been worked on. But the problem only happens when I'm riding with the RPM's high for extended periods or if I have the RPM's really high for a few miles. The bike is...
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,582
Posted By B_C_Ries
Rode around Mexicali yesterday, Twin shock...

Rode around Mexicali yesterday, Twin shock Airheads seem to be perfect for Mexican roads.
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By B_C_Ries
Reading Reg Pridmores book made things worse.

Reading Reg Pridmores book made things worse.
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By B_C_Ries
I'm thinking the right one. it always stops if I...

I'm thinking the right one. it always stops if I exercise a bit of self control and stop pinning the throttle. My bike just seems to want to go 90mph all of the time. I just sync'd the carbs and...
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