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Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,046
Posted By fishkens
Oy! That made my heart go pitter-patter. Great...

Oy! That made my heart go pitter-patter. Great pics, Great bikes!
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,172
Posted By fishkens
OP: Nice bike and a good story. Enjoy! ...

OP: Nice bike and a good story. Enjoy!

100RT: Hope you enjoyed your b-day!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-15-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By fishkens
Wow. I guess my needle in the haystack joke will...

Wow. I guess my needle in the haystack joke will fall on deaf ears.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-11-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,691
Posted By fishkens
That's bingo! Plus, VME is worth much, much more...

That's bingo! Plus, VME is worth much, much more than that.

And these guys weren't hooligans - they were riding sedately until they modestly popped a wheelie for the camera. I'm more concerned...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-10-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,691
Posted By fishkens
Yeah, they definitely knew what to do when they...

Yeah, they definitely knew what to do when they saw a camera. :clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-10-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,691
Posted By fishkens
I love the foot peg locations on this bike... ...

I love the foot peg locations on this bike...

http://jimf.smugmug.com/photos/i-DjR296P/0/XL/i-DjR296P-XL.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-10-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,691
Posted By fishkens
Vintage bikes as they should be... ...

Vintage bikes as they should be...

http://jimf.smugmug.com/photos/i-WGCwGbj/0/XL/i-WGCwGbj-XL.jpg


http://jimf.smugmug.com/photos/i-g2jJ3wN/0/XL/i-g2jJ3wN-XL.jpg


...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-10-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,691
Posted By fishkens
From the British Empire... ...

From the British Empire...

http://jimf.smugmug.com/photos/i-KCDCvmB/0/XL/i-KCDCvmB-XL.jpg



http://jimf.smugmug.com/photos/i-72SDGKj/0/XL/i-72SDGKj-XL.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-10-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,691
Posted By fishkens
Not vintage but fun... ...

Not vintage but fun...

http://jimf.smugmug.com/photos/i-vQJpjhF/0/XL/i-vQJpjhF-XL.jpg

http://jimf.smugmug.com/photos/i-C8fDJBs/0/XL/i-C8fDJBs-XL.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-10-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,691
Posted By fishkens
Great pics, guys. It was a terrific day on...

Great pics, guys. It was a terrific day on Vashon!

Lightweight bikes caught my attention yesterday...

http://jimf.smugmug.com/photos/i-Rzgdsk3/0/XL/i-Rzgdsk3-XL.jpg


...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,483
Posted By fishkens
I may be breaking the code... Is clean and...

I may be breaking the code...

Is clean and original? What's your price?



But seriously, if it's clean and you've had it for awhile put it on the off-limits list and keep it forever. I'm...
Forum: Airheads 09-01-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 45,510
Posted By fishkens
Interesting. Bill Buckingham in Seattle...

Interesting. Bill Buckingham in Seattle warrantied my '88 GS tank for a perforated weld at the forward mount back in 1990 or so. I never knew that it was a common problem. The knowledge brought to...
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,824
Posted By fishkens
That looks like a tired 11.5 km bike. Granted,...

That looks like a tired 11.5 km bike. Granted, it's clean and the screws don't show wear/rust but either the pics are really bad or it's spent a lot of time in the sun. I wouldn't sweat it. I think...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,193
Posted By fishkens
http://www.rei.com/zoom/nn/94e39c0b-450d-4749-8131...

http://www.rei.com/zoom/nn/94e39c0b-450d-4749-8131-af4196e59326.jpg/440

http://www.rei.com/product/814766/knog-kransky-cable-lock
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,395
Posted By fishkens
I didn't have a welder handy so I drilled and...

I didn't have a welder handy so I drilled and tapped the center stand and inserted these machine screws. It's worked for a few years but I have a replacement stand on the shelf because this one is...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,599
Posted By fishkens
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Vendors 06-02-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,148
Posted By fishkens
+1 ATF funnel works like a charm and raises the...

+1 ATF funnel works like a charm and raises the fill area nicely away from the cables, etc.

http://www.webanswers.com/post-images/D/DE/43F1B6B0-63A0-4F8A-AE9BC434EDEAF2D9.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,751
Posted By fishkens
Found a few bluetooth devices that allow you to...

Found a few bluetooth devices that allow you to plug in your own headphones...

http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-89098N-S705-Soundpilot/dp/B000REZ86K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1305056004&sr=8-1
...
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 45,510
Posted By fishkens
$357.74 is pretty cheap for a one of a kind...

$357.74 is pretty cheap for a one of a kind magneto. :lol3
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-19-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,129
Posted By fishkens
+1, that's the only explanation ...

+1, that's the only explanation








Hahaha. So I'm supposed to subsidize trash dump fees for knuckledraggers who are probably the same people railing against big govenrment at every...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,469
Posted By fishkens
I prefer Chacos but many enjoy the Keens and...

I prefer Chacos but many enjoy the Keens and Tevas. I find the arch support in the Chacos to be best for my feet.

Order a couple of each from REI and return those that don't fit.
<script...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,983
Posted By fishkens
If they're too lazy to respond to paying...

If they're too lazy to respond to paying customers via e-mail then they should close their e-mail account. :deal:deal:deal

E-mails get picked up and are responded to promptly by real live human...
Forum: Airheads 05-13-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,412
Posted By fishkens
I was experiencing similar problems (esp. after...

I was experiencing similar problems (esp. after the 1 into 2 junction on the GS didn't operate as new). My solution was very similar to bmwhacker's, although I used threaded rod bent and secured with...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-13-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By fishkens
I agree completely. Fortunately, I've enjoyed a...

I agree completely. Fortunately, I've enjoyed a few rides near your home and hope to get back again soon!

By the way, here's a rough sketch of the route...
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-13-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By fishkens
Looks like you're getting closer. Someone...

Looks like you're getting closer.

Someone at VME may have some more detailed info..
http://vmemc.org/default.htm

Or the WA State Motorcycle Dealers Assoc...
http://www.wsmda.org/default.asp...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-13-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By fishkens
Thanks...any ideas for going east from Priest Lake?

:clap:clap:clap

Thanks for the great recommendations - they're exactly what I was looking for! (Sorry for taking so long to respond - I haven't had a lot of time for trip planning over the past...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-29-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,904
Posted By fishkens
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,285
Posted By fishkens
How'd they get your bike to sign the release...

How'd they get your bike to sign the release form? :lol3
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,838
Posted By fishkens
They squeeze the upper and lower rocker arm...

They squeeze the upper and lower rocker arm support blocks together while bridging the rocker arm shaft. They also need to span a distance equal to the rocker arm plus the upper and lower blocks -...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,886
Posted By fishkens
Did someone say bug juice? You shoulda seen my...

Did someone say bug juice? You shoulda seen my boots.

http://jimf.smugmug.com/Testcategory/test/i-3c3FbSV/0/XL/img1120-2-XL.jpg
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,471
Posted By fishkens
I enjoyed GT grips for a couple of decades too....

I enjoyed GT grips for a couple of decades too. Funny how something as simple as decent grips created such as fan base.

After I wore the last set out I replaced them with BMW grips and found that...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,995
Posted By fishkens
Yes, Dan said that he does resurface post-/2...

Yes, Dan said that he does resurface post-/2 lifters but the waiting period can take some time now (he doesn't have any to exchange at this time).

Re the carnage: wow. Did the engine seize?


...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,838
Posted By fishkens
Yep, I assumed .005" which is plenty of gap to...

Yep, I assumed .005" which is plenty of gap to create a rattle - esp. when I try to close end play down to virtually nothing (as Stagehand suggests).

So, given that the thinnest shim BMW sells is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-27-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By fishkens
PNW route and points-of-interest recommendations?

Hi All -

I'm mapping a trip for June and hope to hear suggestions that you have for points of interest, stretches of road , etc.

Bike
- R100GS

Prefer
- secondary and tertiary 2 lane roads...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,838
Posted By fishkens
On the flipside, if you're taking the valve train...

On the flipside, if you're taking the valve train off it doesn't hurt to buy an assortment of shims, measure the clearances and re-sort shims to close up the gaps and then finish it as SS describes....
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,995
Posted By fishkens
Time tested advice for time tested parts. :thumb

Time tested advice for time tested parts. :thumb
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,995
Posted By fishkens
For most of the first 60K-70K of this bike I used...

For most of the first 60K-70K of this bike I used Castrol GTX 20w-50, mixed in with BMW 20w-50 and occasionally some Golden Spectro. Lately it's been nearly all BMW 20w-50. (I considered Rotella but...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,995
Posted By fishkens
I looked earlier and missed them. $44 USD so with...

I looked earlier and missed them. $44 USD so with freight I'm guessing they'd come under $63 if I buy 4 or add other needed items.








I've e-mailed Dan at Cyclewerks to see if he's...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,555
Posted By fishkens
Here's a pretty good list assembled by an inmate....

Here's a pretty good list assembled by an inmate. Some of the shops are closed and some of the links are broken but the google can help with those.

http://www.bynumonline.com/index.html

General...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,995
Posted By fishkens
Airhead lifters?

I need new lifters (cam followers) for my '88 GS. They're ~$60 apiece from BMW ($62.53 at Max). Does anyone know of a magic source where I can find them cheaper (perhaps you have some in a bin that...
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