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    The last oilhead is gone.

    The 1150RT was a HUGE disappointment. Two hydraulic slave cylinders in 27k miles. I NEVER quite got comfortable with the linked, servo assisted ABS. FD bearing failure, FD pivot bearing failure. ...
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    Those are the things Austin got rid of.

    Those are the things Austin got rid of.
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    All photo radar is banned in Texas. NESCO just...

    All photo radar is banned in Texas. NESCO just happened to be the parasites wanting a piece of the pie.

    Our big time whiney mayor cried foul because they took his photo radar away. He climed...
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    Well not CHP but BCSO "cage" here likes to turn...

    Well not CHP but BCSO "cage" here likes to turn on overhead lights to warn on coming traffic they are in danger of a fast driver award.

    To make it better, the local PD has flashed headlights to...
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    Airhead suggestions

    Ive asked this before here and ended up with a 2002 RT.
    The 02 RT is history and I want to get an airhead again.

    Would someone please post again the things to look out for and years/models to...
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    Keep both paws on the wheel.

    Keep both paws on the wheel.
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    No war started! We're not competing, just...

    No war started! We're not competing, just discussing various viewpoints.

    It's like "what brand of MC do you ride?" Who cares, as long as you RIDE!

    :brad
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    Yes. What I have seen is improperly shimmed ball...

    Yes. What I have seen is improperly shimmed ball bearings will damage the taper needle bearing on the other end. [based on experience with similar NON BMW assemblies]

    If the taper needle bearing...
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    I have replaced two. Didnt need to reshim the...

    I have replaced two. Didnt need to reshim the crown gear, I guess you could if you want to. Bearings are made to exacting specs and I have had <500 millionths difference between old and new...
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    I read this thread to my wife and she said that...

    I read this thread to my wife and she said that the nickle not falling over must be a guys thing.

    She says (and I have witnessed the look) that at 82MPH and if she slides forward in the seat...
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    I was wondering is it was over priced. ...

    I was wondering is it was over priced.

    Anyway, I asked him if he knew anything about transmission splines (condition - lube status) and the condition of the rear wheel splines, plus a couple more...
  12. Lets see, my R-90/6 needed points once and a new...

    Lets see, my R-90/6 needed points once and a new rectifier board because I over-did the aux lighting (in 20,000 miles and two years of use).

    My oilhead(s) have both had new FD bearings, both have...
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    Looking at a 1976 R-90/6

    60k miles, new points/plugs. He says runs 100% perfect. Good rubber, seat & paint. Saddle bags (BMW) $3600

    I had an R-90/6 in 1980 and still miss it.

    Comments on known problems with that...
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    Here is the little side road we took that was...

    Here is the little side road we took that was gravel:

    Burnet County Road 307
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    Great! There is so much to see on that loop! ...

    Great! There is so much to see on that loop! Patagonia, how I long to visit there again. Right next to Patagonia is the Patagonia Sonita Creek Preserve (some information here:...
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    The map is a good idea. That is a great loop,...

    The map is a good idea. That is a great loop, been that way many times. 16 between San Saba and Junction is a GREAT ride, I cant say enough good about 16, it is a bikers dream road. We are...
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    Let us know when you get up here, we'll escort...

    Let us know when you get up here, we'll escort you around.
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    Thanks! And I got to take my new Shoei full...

    Thanks! And I got to take my new Shoei full face helmet on it's first ride. Finally found one that fits, it's a XXXL. My says my head is very porous... :dunno
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    First ride of the season

    We fired up the RT and R bikes and had breakfast in Marble Falls (Bluebonnet of course), then took 281 down to 71W to Llano (right past Coopers BBQ) then 29W to 337S to I-10 at Junction. On I-10 we...
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    How about some details??? Any more pics? I...

    How about some details??? Any more pics?

    I have lived in Tucson, Green Valley and Nogales and that is a GREAT ride. Hope you went through Madera Canyon and stopped in at the Titan Missile Museum,...
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    All those suggestions are good but let me add...

    All those suggestions are good but let me add something I just learned.

    I have your symptoms and have 1 of the three tests for carpal tunnel syndrome present, so I have minor carpal tunnel...
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    Thanks for the suggested roads near the VLA;...

    Thanks for the suggested roads near the VLA; we'll take pics!

    Henzilla, we will be shoveling coal to get there as we leave Thursday night and have to register by 12PM on Friday if we want to be...
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    Not too late! We're not going till the first...

    Not too late!

    We're not going till the first weekend in November.

    Thanks for the suggestions!
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    Certainly!

    Certainly!
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    Big Bend Tx & southern NM

    We're taking a short trip to Big Bend for the CASI Chilli cook-off and then to the VLA thingy in NM.

    Any "must sees" on I-10 then I-25?
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