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Forum: Airheads 06-30-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 2,661
Views: 444,015
Posted By Johnny Locks
R100GS for sale

Selling my GS. See ad in other flea market: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=990037
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By Johnny Locks
K1200RS Thread

Since I couldn't find a dedicated K1200RS thread, I figured I'd start one. My hope is that this thread will turn into a resource for K1200RS owners, myself included.

I've been riding dual sports...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,952,041
Posted By Johnny Locks
You might have the change the title of the ride...

You might have the change the title of the ride report to "Around the World in 8000 Days."
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,292
Posted By Johnny Locks
They're talking about this:...

They're talking about this: http://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=44&pcid=8
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,292
Posted By Johnny Locks
Heavier Gear Oil (85W-140) For Transmissions

Hi,
My bike shifts better when it's not hot. When I get it fully up to temp, like say an hour of hiway speed riding, it doesn't shift quite as cleanly, or with as good a positive feel as when it's...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 42,345
Posted By Johnny Locks
Can't believe I caught up on this ride report at...

Can't believe I caught up on this ride report at this moment. The whole time I had been reading it I had assumed it was complete and written. Needless to say I am looking forward to the next...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 26,557
Posted By Johnny Locks
Great ride report

Hi Hektoglider,
I also found your ride report from JDowns. You don't need my encouragement, but with as much as I have been appreciating your photos and words, it seems like I have some kind of...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By Johnny Locks
Tied Battery

I think my battery was just tired. I did check my coil connections. It was set up so one coil ran one cylinder top and bottom. I switched it so now one coil fires the top plugs and one fires the...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By Johnny Locks
Yes it has original 32 mm Bings. I forget exactly...

Yes it has original 32 mm Bings. I forget exactly where the timing ended up, I made a couple of adjustments and trial runs, but I think it's 4 degrees retarded at full advance. Thanks for the input....
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By Johnny Locks
This bike is in good condition and has been...

This bike is in good condition and has been pretty well taken care of. Doesn't taking your bike to a "BMW-knowledgeable mechanic" every time it presents itself with an issue go against all the tenets...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By Johnny Locks
Too rich

I think it is running too rich. I got this bike two years ago and discovered a couple of interesting things as I've gotten to know it. The bike is dual plugged, but a previous owner took it to some...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By Johnny Locks
'92 R100GS Hard Starting

My R100GS doesn't seem to be starting as well as it should. Couldn't get it started today at all. It was a little colder this morning in the garage, maybe 45 degrees. It seems to get flooded out very...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,976
Posted By Johnny Locks
vidyo

Cool video, great song too. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,952,041
Posted By Johnny Locks
I'm all for guerrilla style camping, and I've...

I'm all for guerrilla style camping, and I've done my fair share of it, but I gotta say you have come up with some pretty awesome places to throw the tent down. This one is up near the top of the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,952,041
Posted By Johnny Locks
I think it's your duty to tell us what it is you...

I think it's your duty to tell us what it is you did that got you kicked out of the party. You might save countless other travelers the same embarrassment. Plus this story is just no damn good...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,952,041
Posted By Johnny Locks
Update?

Hope you're OK Ed, I hear there is some shit going down in Thailand right now. Be smart and stay safe chief.
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4,490
Views: 1,070,331
Posted By Johnny Locks
Maybe this is funny for you people who count your...

Maybe this is funny for you people who count your years using some weird Gregorian numbering system. Or maybe I shouldn't post after drinking.
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4,490
Views: 1,070,331
Posted By Johnny Locks
[QUOTE Last cold night of the year ![/QUOTE] ...

[QUOTE Last cold night of the year ![/QUOTE]

When I read that my brain tried to tie itself in knots hoping you were some kind of climate expert. Then it realized you were just full of shit. Been a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,650
Posted By Johnny Locks
Awesome!

This is awesome. Thanks for sharing these amazing photos and your story. It's like a time capsule.
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4,490
Views: 1,070,331
Posted By Johnny Locks
Looking forward to your continuing adventure.

Hi John,
I found your ride report this past sumer while I was laid up with a broken leg after getting hit by a car that failed to stop at an intersection. It provided lot's and lot's of...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 253,680
Posted By Johnny Locks
Rokon 2WD Motorcycles

Here you go: http://www.rokon.com
(http://www.rokon.com)
Forum: Face plant 09-27-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,249
Posted By Johnny Locks
Faulty Sarcasm Detector

Not sure if your comment is sarcastic or not. This experience did teach me quite a bit, and I couldn't really disagree with the non-sarcastic meaning behind your colloquial phrase "that will teach...
Forum: Face plant 09-26-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,249
Posted By Johnny Locks
Uninsured Motorist

I got hit by an uninsured motorist in June. The woman failed to stop at an intersection and struck me as I was in the middle of it. I did NOT have uninsured motorist coverage. Really learned a lesson...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 1,952,041
Posted By Johnny Locks
You should do this

You should definitely do this. Buy the bike in India then see if the bike will make it to the East China Sea. Why not?


...
Forum: Airheads 08-01-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,621
Posted By Johnny Locks
Thanks

I'm going to sell it complete. Doesn't sound like I would get more for it if I part it, plus I'd end up with a bunch of detritus AND put a ton of work into it. So I'm just going to get what I can for...
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,621
Posted By Johnny Locks
Ebay?

I've never used Ebay, never bought anything, never sold anything. But several people mentioned it as the place to sell. I was going to place ads here, IBMWR marketplace, and the local airhead forum,...
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,621
Posted By Johnny Locks
It's not trashed, or in need of anything

The bike is in good shape. I mean, it's 20 years old with 97K on it, so it's not looking new, but it's a solid bike. I wasn't thinking of parting it because it's trashed, or even has any problems....
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,621
Posted By Johnny Locks
Advice for parting out R100GS

I've been toying with the idea of parting out my R100GS. It's a good bike and could probably have quite a lot more miles in it (it's at 97K,) but I think I'm ready to move on to something else, and...
Forum: Face plant 07-24-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,624
Posted By Johnny Locks
First, really feel for you man. I'm glad you made...

First, really feel for you man. I'm glad you made it out alive and will heal. I'm recovering from a broken leg and ankle, got T-boned by a car June 22. My injuries are nothing compared to what you...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,609
Posted By Johnny Locks
Spenard Hostel

If you don't have a set place to stay in Anchorage I'd recommend the Spenard Hostel. Great place to stay, and MotoQuest Tours is about a block away, they would certainly know about every option in...
Forum: Face plant 06-24-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,985
Posted By Johnny Locks
Let's turn this thread around

I kind of started this off as a "oh, whoa is me" thread. I don't want it to be that. All the details will get worked out. I should have been better insured. I was kind of used to thinking of...
Forum: Face plant 06-23-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,985
Posted By Johnny Locks
Thanks, I appreciate the links. I'm reading them...

Thanks, I appreciate the links. I'm reading them now.
Forum: Face plant 06-23-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,985
Posted By Johnny Locks
I know the guy, he's a really great person, and...

I know the guy, he's a really great person, and also happens to be one of the best at what he does. I spoke with him this morning, said he'd be happy to represent me. I want to give myself the best...
Forum: Face plant 06-23-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,985
Posted By Johnny Locks
Thanks, and yep could be much worse

Thanks for the well wishes. It easily could have been much worse, and almost was. All in all, I'm probably lucky.
Forum: Face plant 06-23-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,985
Posted By Johnny Locks
It finally occurred to me that I know someone who...

It finally occurred to me that I know someone who practices law in this field. Just sent an email for advice. Contacting a lawyer did occur to me, but I usually just default to doing things myself....
Forum: Face plant 06-22-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,985
Posted By Johnny Locks
Didn't really want a story to post here....

Last night there were some violent thunderstorms that came through my neighborhood knocking down a lot of power lines. Today, power was out at about 90% of the traffic lights, which then default to...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,453
Posted By Johnny Locks
Oil Flow

Yeah, shims are metal. There would be a large difference in oil flow if you put a shim on the bottom. Without the shim it's open through the slot in the rocker block. With the shim there it's damn...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,453
Posted By Johnny Locks
Have you actually run them for great lengths with...

Have you actually run them for great lengths with a shim on the bottom? I thought about doing that, for the exact same reason, so that if a cage breaks the needles will pretty much stay put. But...
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By Johnny Locks
Bleeding two piston Brembo with two bleed valves?

Here's a fun little game. If I ask, "what's the right way to bleed those two piston Brembos with two bleeds valves?" How many "right" ways will I get? This is on a '92 R100GS.

I bled them earlier...
Forum: Airheads 06-09-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By Johnny Locks
Thanks

Thanks for the part number. I started by looking at the parts fiche for a couple K bikes but didn't see a spacer in the final drive fiche. Turns out the spacer is in the rear wheel fiche. I just...
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