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Forum: Equipment 07-29-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By mspa
Cortech Super 2.0 saddlebags

Got the bags and put on last night. Going for a ride today. Here's pics to show what the bags look like on the bike. I really love what I'm seeing so far. Nice build quality and feel of material....
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By mspa
'78 BMW R100S + Cortech Super 2.0 Saddlebags

I'm looking to get some soft saddlebags for my 1978 BMW R100S. I doubt I'll tour with the bike, so all I need is storage for rare occasions, maybe a short trip. I have looked at about 12 saddlebags...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,798
Posted By mspa
My frame tabs have been bent back to fix the...

My frame tabs have been bent back to fix the centerstand. But by the time I got home from having that fixed, the frame tab threads had given out and bolts become loose (again). So I ordered the...
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,024
Posted By mspa
Ordered the Boxer Metal repair kit. Will see how...

Ordered the Boxer Metal repair kit. Will see how that goes.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,798
Posted By mspa
The tool shown in the photo on post #2 . . . does...

The tool shown in the photo on post #2 . . . does anyone know if a similar type tool might be available at the hardware store or auto store? My box wrenches are too thick so I can't fit between the...
Forum: Airheads 05-17-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,024
Posted By mspa
Just realized looking at the Boxer Metal kit . ....

Just realized looking at the Boxer Metal kit . . . I would have to unbolt engine from frame to get clearance to put the flange side through.

I see where Wirewrkr made a cool tool to bend the tabs,...
Forum: Airheads 05-17-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,024
Posted By mspa
Got the stand off now and the bolts look "okay"....

Got the stand off now and the bolts look "okay". The biggest problem is the left tab is bent in enough I can't fit any of my spanners in.

I'll keep the stand off until I can get a proper fix. I...
Forum: Airheads 05-17-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,024
Posted By mspa
Center stand repair

Hey guys, I hope you don't mind me hopping on here, but I saw Disston's link to the Boxer Metal fix. I think the center stand threads on one side of my frame may be stripped. I looked under the bike...
Forum: Airheads 05-16-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,141
Posted By mspa
I can do that . . . I'll pm you to talk details...

I can do that . . . I'll pm you to talk details on stabilizing the bike during this.
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,141
Posted By mspa
Just curious if anyone local has experience...

Just curious if anyone local has experience straightening the frame tab that one side of the centerstand is attached. I have a bent tab, and the bolt has blue loctite to help it from coming back out....
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,141
Posted By mspa
Never heard of it, but looks like it could be...

Never heard of it, but looks like it could be tasty. I can't make the 21st, but next time around is my best shot at coming up.
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 29,078
Posted By mspa
Wow, I just found this. Amazing work Fu!!

Wow, I just found this. Amazing work Fu!!
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,141
Posted By mspa
Well, coming from Texas, I think I know good...

Well, coming from Texas, I think I know good chili . . . and I was surprised to find this the second best chili I've ever had. Pretty amazing stuff and big portions to boot!
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,141
Posted By mspa
Subscribed! I can't believe that Wirespokes had...

Subscribed! I can't believe that Wirespokes had to tell me about this thread :)

I'd love to hit a tech day at some point, and as for food . . . have any you guys ever been to Slim's Last Chance...
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By mspa
I actually stumbled across this site before...

I actually stumbled across this site before posting this thread. Looks quality, but at this price, I'd have to consider options, including a rebuilt front end.

But first, I need to check the...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By mspa
Thanks guys. I'm going to check the front end out...

Thanks guys. I'm going to check the front end out with Mark's test, tomorrow. I'll update you guys on what I find.

The idea of buying a whole new front end has crossed my mind . . .
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By mspa
R100S fork tubes fix or upgrade?

Hey guys, I have to say that once you dial these airheads in, they sure keep going :thumb

I've had some great help from Wirespokes to get my bike up to snuff. In fact, he's been instrumental last...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By mspa
I may feel like an idiot soon, but I'm willing to...

I may feel like an idiot soon, but I'm willing to take that chance . . .

Today on the way home, I'm looking at the front wheel a bit more and getting some insight (I think) into what may be...
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By mspa
update

I thought I'd update this post since it seems the front end is getting a smidge more "unstable" or wobbly than before. It may just be my brain focusing on it more. Maybe not.

Today during my ride...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By mspa
fork sliders: 31421233 then in an oval after...

fork sliders: 31421233 then in an oval after that, 150 is stamped on the left and 151 on the right . . . so they would appear to be a correct set for pre 80's other than MAX has different last three...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By mspa
1978 R100S fork rebuild questions

First of all, I should clarify my bike is a bitza. The frame is a 1978 R80/7 with 1978 R100S components on it.

The reason for the rebuild was that I knew the previous owner had cobbled the bike...
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,227
Posted By mspa
Thank you Wirespokes!

I hope you guys don't mind me giving a shout out to Wirespokes for his hard work on sorting my bike out. But without his help, I wouldn't be enjoying my bike so much!! There's a lot of great guys on...
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,661
Posted By mspa
Wirespokes to the rescue!

Well, I'm a little late in posting this, but we ordered the heavy duty parts from Moto-Bins. Terry did an amazing job of guiding me through the process of final part selection, and then the bigger...
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,661
Posted By mspa
Someone prior to me lightened the flywheel with...

Someone prior to me lightened the flywheel with 1.5 holes (Terry, can you speak to this?) . . .

My bike is a 1978.
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,661
Posted By mspa
Bill, I share the sentiment . . . unless it turns...

Bill, I share the sentiment . . . unless it turns out an italian part is better than oem that is made in another country, with a lower reputation for quality.

Ultimately, I want to enjoy my bike...
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,661
Posted By mspa
Rob, when you say "few of them", are you...

Rob, when you say "few of them", are you referring to clutch plates?
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,661
Posted By mspa
The bike is with Wirespokes right now and he's...

The bike is with Wirespokes right now and he's got it all open. Most likely, I'll just go with the Sachs parts.

The one reason I'd consider the other parts is that I got my neutral switch from...
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,661
Posted By mspa
Clutch parts from Moto-bins any good?

Hey guys, I know it ain't fair to ask and expect a quick reply, but I'm wondering if anyone has experience with clutch parts from Moto-bins? I see they have Italian parts they say will work. I need...
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,214
Posted By mspa
I have checked that a few times over and to no...

I have checked that a few times over and to no avail. But with the riding season anew . . . I'll try it one more time before ordering parts. It would be nice if it was just my inability to properly...
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,214
Posted By mspa
I would think that the case, but I have some...

I would think that the case, but I have some wires "off color" that don't have a matching color to attach to. I may revisit this on my next visit down to see Terry when we tear into the clutch.

Oh...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,214
Posted By mspa
Well, Spring is just around the corner . . .

. . . and here in the Pacific Northwest, that can be a long, wet road indeed. But it's not too soon to start looking ahead and planning/budgeting what I need to do to my bike so I can enjoy.
...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,214
Posted By mspa
I believe that based on the schematics I found,...

I believe that based on the schematics I found, that green wire goes into the light relay switch, where other wires have the straight connectors. I do plan to revisit this some weekend I have time to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-11-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 295,062
Posted By mspa
Tuff Shed

So since I don't have a garage to put my bike, does my Tuff Shed count? This is an act of desperation to get my bike off the back porch. The porch is covered, but even with my bike cover on,...
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,876
Posted By mspa
GoPro Hero3 Black

I see it's been months since the last post, so I figure I'd resurrect the thread considering new gear is coming out.

After reviewing pros and cons of Contour and GoPro, I'm planning on getting the...
Forum: Airheads 10-27-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7,161
Views: 1,434,396
Posted By mspa
Simply beautiful.

Simply beautiful.
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,535
Posted By mspa
I have another thread talking about this leak . ....

I have another thread talking about this leak . . . I can say that from what I can see, the area behind the rear main seal is dry. The fluid is coming down out of the switch. I've also viewed inside...
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,535
Posted By mspa
Motobins

Just got my brass switch from Motobins. The switch on the bike now has one washer. I bought two just in case, plus it doesn't hurt to have another washer for down the road.

The current weeping is...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By mspa
Some interesting options, thanks guys. I...

Some interesting options, thanks guys.

I bought some Alpinestar Messenger Drystar gloves today. I think those will work for my commute, but I decided I will more than likely get another pair of...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By mspa
I'll put the Tourmaster Elite on my list just in...

I'll put the Tourmaster Elite on my list just in case I decide to bump up my budget. My situation is the one we've all been at, where I have several things I need to get for the winter season and...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By mspa
Favorite winter gloves with gauntlet cuffs

I couldn't find another thread on this so here goes . . .

I'm looking for some winter gloves that have gauntlet cuffs, are comfortable, have good grip (thin wadding on palms), have a sensible...
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