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Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4,876
Views: 426,606
Posted By mark1305
Merry Christmas Kevin! Oh.... that was...

Merry Christmas Kevin! Oh.... that was yesterday.....

And Happy New Year!
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,856
Posted By mark1305
I just use 1/4 inch Tygon clear-yellow fuel line....

I just use 1/4 inch Tygon clear-yellow fuel line. No clamps or zipties needed. I do change it out about every 18 months or so as the ethanol hardens it up. But until it hardens it is nice and...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,702
Posted By mark1305
The R80 G/S and ST models came stock with 37/11,...

The R80 G/S and ST models came stock with 37/11, but both use the three lug hub rather than four lugs.

I believe that is the lowest ratio for airheads.

That 107 at 7K sounds right ...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By mark1305
Here's a thought: (rare for me) My R80 ST...

Here's a thought: (rare for me)

My R80 ST has occasional problems with the idle circuit on the left carb (more than the right side). The configuration of the breather tubes inside the airbox...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By mark1305
Yeah, I'm doing the MMO in the fuel, too. ...

Yeah, I'm doing the MMO in the fuel, too. Figured cover all the bases.

The first oil change after starting the MMO came out looking like it was carrying a lot of gunk in it.

I may try...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-13-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By mark1305
I live in Merritt Island and agree with Waybill's...

I live in Merritt Island and agree with Waybill's suggestions as to where to alternate on and off I-95, US1, and old Dixie Highway.

The roads up around Rome, GA described are good choices, but...
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By mark1305
I had one collect a bit of sludge or something in...

I had one collect a bit of sludge or something in the tiny little passage. I cleaned it out and put it back and no more problems. But when the idiot light flickers and then comes on while riding,...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By mark1305
I always thought Marvel Mystery Oil to be a snake...

I always thought Marvel Mystery Oil to be a snake oil, but after my Jeep started fouling plugs big time in two cylinders and using oil despite good and even compression readings I suspected stuck...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,192
Posted By mark1305
Mods: Thanks for all you do to improve and keep...

Mods: Thanks for all you do to improve and keep this place optimized.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 627,559
Posted By mark1305
I've never heard anyone testify to it working,...

I've never heard anyone testify to it working, but if the Ascot clutch doesn't work out, it may be possible to soak the old plates in either mineral spirits or kerosene for a while. Maybe even clean...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-03-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 627,559
Posted By mark1305
Something else to consider if the extra power is...

Something else to consider if the extra power is making the clutch slip: BMW F650s (at least the older carbed Funuros/STs) don't tolerate EC rated oils. They will make a stock motor slip the clutch...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-29-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7,567
Views: 572,531
Posted By mark1305
Thanks. The wife passed back in 2002. I worked...

Thanks. The wife passed back in 2002. I worked into 2003 then became Mr Mom full time. It was time well spent, but it appears that now my daughter is 22, she inherited the worst genes from both...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-28-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7,567
Views: 572,531
Posted By mark1305
Thanks. I hope so - need some. And I needed...

Thanks. I hope so - need some.

And I needed to make up for being a slacker. My late wife made lots of donations and volunteered a bunch to help out kids when our daughter was in elementary...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-28-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7,567
Views: 572,531
Posted By mark1305
What Have I Got Myself Into This Time?

Saw a news story recently on one of the Orlando stations about a website Dogs on Deployment (DoD.com). I had been trying to convince the GF we should try and foster another dog to give my...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-24-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 25,636
Posted By mark1305
At the rate we reach decisions, this is probably...

At the rate we reach decisions, this is probably a good time to start the process. :D


I'm ambivalent - I love Phil and Leslie's food and hospitality. Love the location. Not afraid to try...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,535
Posted By mark1305
I agree, these incidents should be reported to...

I agree, these incidents should be reported to whatever highway safety organization applies in your country. They can get Avon's attention a little more quickly than just a few random complainants. ...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-20-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7,567
Views: 572,531
Posted By mark1305
From the useless drivel dept.....

No relationship to fishing for sails in WPB, but during the almost 5 years I was stationed in Key West, during the winter months folks would just go out to the sea buoy and troll circles around it...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,706
Posted By mark1305
Here's my R80 ST with stock USA High bars. ...

Here's my R80 ST with stock USA High bars.
http://mark1305.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-R80-ST/i-2ZLCRt8/0/M/DSCN0900-M.jpg

Then with Magura Euro low bars which were a little too low and too...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By mark1305
What he said - the neutral light completing the...

What he said - the neutral light completing the starting circuit is a convenience. (And mine only works when it wants to). It's best practice to just always pull in the clutch when starting...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-12-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7,567
Views: 572,531
Posted By mark1305
Nice 'hoo! And tuna. I'm still waiting...

Nice 'hoo! And tuna.

I'm still waiting to catch my first wahoo - but unfortunately I sold my offshore boat about 11 years ago. :cry

Hhmmm ..... I wonder how my sailboat project would...
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2,458
Views: 335,940
Posted By mark1305
Not today, but yesterday......... Having...

Not today, but yesterday.........

Having to replace some wasted mast spreaders on my vintage sailboat, had to take the spreader tips to the lathe and center drill and tap them for a 1/4 - 20...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-09-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,124
Posted By mark1305
Kevin, that looks like the ultimate setup -...

Kevin, that looks like the ultimate setup - especially if you can rig an easy way to load/offload the bikes.

Back in 1988 when my US Coast Guard career brought me from Key West to here on...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-26-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7,567
Views: 572,531
Posted By mark1305
He's ALIVE! :clap I was beginning to...

He's ALIVE! :clap

I was beginning to wonder what happened to Scott.
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 115,096
Posted By mark1305
Tire choices are like getting an oil thread...

Tire choices are like getting an oil thread started.

My ST came with very old Continental Conti Tours or something like that. I put a set of Avon Distanzias on for mostly road use with...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-22-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4,876
Views: 426,606
Posted By mark1305
Sorry I missed you at Tellico. I didn't get in...

Sorry I missed you at Tellico. I didn't get in until Friday pm.

BTW, I forgot what year the Sporty is? :ear
Forum: Old's Cool 10-22-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 25,636
Posted By mark1305
I'm a recovering statistician :deal (habits from...

I'm a recovering statistician :deal (habits from a prior career or two)......

Total round trip was 1,287 miles since I didn't ride anywhere on Saturday.

Fuel was 32.953 gal @ $99.93...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 25,636
Posted By mark1305
Wayne & Kellie - same thing. Great time and...

Wayne & Kellie - same thing. Great time and great food. Picked up a few new tricks from you Wayne for my own home menus. :evil

Dan, great seeing you again and I'll make an effort now that its...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-15-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 25,636
Posted By mark1305
Just my luck, after loading the bike up this...

Just my luck, after loading the bike up this evening, I went to take it off the Harbor Fright roll-around cruiser stand (which actually works well until tonight) so I could park it next to the garage...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-15-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 25,636
Posted By mark1305
Damned, Andy that is spread all over the shop. ...

Damned, Andy that is spread all over the shop. No backup ride?

See ya next time. :freaky
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-15-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7,567
Views: 572,531
Posted By mark1305
Hiya Keith! Where is that overlook pic? ...

Hiya Keith!

Where is that overlook pic? Looks kind of familiar - like one I've been to west of Tellico Plains, TN.
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,380
Posted By mark1305
I just replaced a set of Distanzias on my R80 ST...

I just replaced a set of Distanzias on my R80 ST where the front tire was severely cupped. 10K miles on the set.

The front was starting to vibrate like a knobby at low speed or when pushing...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-10-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 25,636
Posted By mark1305
Dan, it'll be great to see you again. I think the...

Dan, it'll be great to see you again. I think the last time was probably Jennings back around 2007, or near that time frame.

Phil, count me in for Fri night, Sat am, Sat night, and Sun am.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-09-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 25,636
Posted By mark1305
The roads from here to there are just straighter....

The roads from here to there are just straighter. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 10-08-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 599,900
Posted By mark1305
I do run mine out of a 20A outlet - it helps. ...

I do run mine out of a 20A outlet - it helps. Obviously opinions are split on this topic, and the folks that have tried and tested in my mind carry more cred than someone quoting numbers.

When...
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 599,900
Posted By mark1305
I think you misunderstood why I put the "can't"...

I think you misunderstood why I put the "can't" in quotes and didn't follow the rest of the post.

My point is that too many hobby weldors (and I'm one) take for granted that a machine's rating is...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-07-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 25,636
Posted By mark1305
Hey Doc! If I see Steeny when I gas up in McRae...

Hey Doc! If I see Steeny when I gas up in McRae on Thursday, I'll tell him "Hi".

I won't make it all the way on Thur, though. Have to stop over to see some family in mid-GA that night.
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 90,731
Posted By mark1305
Hey Doug! Depending on whether you are in AL or...

Hey Doug! Depending on whether you are in AL or FL the weekend of Oct 17-19, drop by the Old's Cool Fall Rally at the usual place (can't remember the new name, but you've been there - formerly...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 25,636
Posted By mark1305
Back tire done - no drama for a change. Well,...

Back tire done - no drama for a change. Well, the usual drama trying to get the valve stem through the hole in the rim.

Only had time for spin around the neighborhood. Tomorrow I should get...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 25,636
Posted By mark1305
Trying to get psyched up to go in the garage and...

Trying to get psyched up to go in the garage and do battle with the rear tire. I hope its not glued itself to the rim like the front one had.

On the bright side, the front tire still had...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-05-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 25,636
Posted By mark1305
I guess I got lucky being the youngster on the...

I guess I got lucky being the youngster on the ward - I swear over 6 different nurses came and checked my pressure bandage and how the plug was holding. Even nurses that weren't on my case. (No...
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