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Forum: Airheads Today, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By CptImagine
Does anyone know this rider ?

I met this guy in the Red Desert a couple years back . We crossed paths momentarily, I'd like to catch up with him .. Thanks
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,648
Posted By CptImagine
The heads were assembled by the coating shop ?

After the coating ?

I'm a bit confused, I think that's how I read this . .

Then heads delivered to engine builder .

Then the heads were installed by the shop that has the bike, and...
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,648
Posted By CptImagine
Not to be a jackass, but why were the seats...

Not to be a jackass, but why were the seats replaced ? Damaged ? The metallurgy on pre 80 seats are liable to fail with todays gas ... As far as I know from about 80 on factory installed BMW seats...
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,323
Posted By CptImagine
Tourance do not like some tar snakes, Utah,...

Tourance do not like some tar snakes, Utah, N.Hampshire to name a couple states . Distanzias last and last, and are great high speed rain tires . Gripsters rock, on or off road, however with a GS or...
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,648
Posted By CptImagine
Smoke on ecceleration, deceleration or at all...

Smoke on ecceleration, deceleration or at all times ? Oil in the cylinder from below, rings are not seated, ecceleration . From above it has to migrate through the valve guide, deceleration . Was the...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,424
Posted By CptImagine
Big 10/4 to that . The side panels are a bit of a...

Big 10/4 to that . The side panels are a bit of a pain, look at Bob's BMW microfiche to see the parts, just take your time . The turn stalks loosen or sag some times, as with yours . Make sure the...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,733
Posted By CptImagine
Randy Long did my RS in the 90's, my RT in early...

Randy Long did my RS in the 90's, my RT in early 2000 and will get the 93 heads this winter . He replaces the original exhaust valves, using the original intake valves . Early ones are replaced, but...
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,967
Posted By CptImagine
Sorbthane, rubber pads zip tied on the frame,...

Sorbthane, rubber pads zip tied on the frame, fixes the metal to metal clang that beats the pivots .
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,790
Posted By CptImagine
Valve recession ?

Assuming you had it at TDC, what kinda miles ? That era has been problematic since lead left gasoline . In Oct. my buddys 84RT was running like a top, 400 miles later at a rally it would not idle ....
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,679
Posted By CptImagine
Anton Largiader @ Virginia Motorrad hooked me...

Anton Largiader @ Virginia Motorrad hooked me right up and is very helpful .
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By CptImagine
I have a dear Airhead buddy who thinks my life on...

I have a dear Airhead buddy who thinks my life on the road is worthy of envy . I told him, I envied him, married 30+, family, home, business.... He's 63 and his 30ish son meet several times a year at...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,367
Posted By CptImagine
Feed grade, sold for livestock, baiting deer etc...

Feed grade, sold for livestock, baiting deer etc . I get it from a family run feed mill in rural Pa, most mills will have it . It leaves a slime on the piece when it's removed from the solution . The...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,555
Posted By CptImagine
Hey Stephen; Everything I know is wrong...

Hey Stephen;

Everything I know is wrong first up . I use a Teleflex lower fork brace with a milled top clamp on my 84RT . As per my earlier post, we, in the day assumed the lower clamp/tree to...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,367
Posted By CptImagine
I have 2, 15" rusty steel Chevy truck wheels in a...

I have 2, 15" rusty steel Chevy truck wheels in a tub of 1 part feed grade molasses 4 part water currently . It desolves rust in 2 weeks, seriously . Been doing it since the hot rod days . The...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By CptImagine
Guy Henderson rebuilt one for me, fair price,...

Guy Henderson rebuilt one for me, fair price, quality work and quickly done . He suggested not putting the seals on the u-joints . Allowing the shaft oil to migrate into the needles . Works for me .
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,555
Posted By CptImagine
Doing it wronger than you've been alive .

I found 4 stamped steel plates in my shop last night . They were all replaced with milled alumnimun clamps . Anyone wanna retro grade, I have them available .

Look at the two top plates side by...
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,555
Posted By CptImagine
ToasterTan likley will make one

His quality is top shelf.

In the early 80's a local guy made a few around here . I have one to this day on the RT . When coupled with a Teleflex fork brace, the milled one that clamps around the...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 22,434
Posted By CptImagine
Very well put, the Corvette, Harley, Indian, Thor...

Very well put, the Corvette, Harley, Indian, Thor and Excelsior logo has survived the deaths of every early enthusiast . Airheads will as well . For anyone wanting to delve into costs, outlay etc ....
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,979
Posted By CptImagine
Back in the 80's a local guy made a similar batch...

Back in the 80's a local guy made a similar batch for RT/RS's -1" . Some guys were running deep pans, some added aftermarket shocks, all the front ends had a bit of sag . The drop clamp took care of...
Forum: Airheads 11-01-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,428
Posted By CptImagine
A $400.00 tank sells on feeBay, they get 10%,...

A $400.00 tank sells on feeBay, they get 10%, PayPal costs as well . Many of the guys on here who work on and sell parts for BMWs charge 2-3% for Paypal . Mo or personal checks insure the seller the...
Forum: Airheads 10-30-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 22,434
Posted By CptImagine
I #5360 signed it, there are far too many up...

I #5360 signed it, there are far too many up sides in the face to face get togethers, exchange of information, tools, equiptment etc. I saw 6 transmissions rebuilt before I ever opened one of mine ....
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 22,434
Posted By CptImagine
That may explain why my phone number was changed,...

That may explain why my phone number was changed, incorrectly, after years of the correct one posted in the Dairectory . Along with a 2 digit AH buddys listing being dropped all together from the...
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 180,872
Posted By CptImagine
I have 60,000 constant miles on D1s on my gs, all...

I have 60,000 constant miles on D1s on my gs, all kinds of conditions . They are as good daylight as at night . I thought the rights to them were sold to another manufacturer, when the orig maker...
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,635
Posted By CptImagine
IN my and my crews experience, they're all...

IN my and my crews experience, they're all different and have a desired full level specific to that engine . New owners traditionally had the air box and plumbing on late models fouled with oil in no...
Forum: Airheads 10-28-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By CptImagine
I run 2 LED tail lights, above the original in a...

I run 2 LED tail lights, above the original in a triangle pattern and a second, LED brake light above the original on the GS . That along with dual LED running lights day and night . All are legal as...
Forum: Airheads 10-28-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By CptImagine
State by state

Non DOTT/OEM lights will not pass annual inspection in Pa. and many other states . The cops here had a field day with the $40,000 chopper crowd a few years ago . Just back from 6,500 miles Pa. thru...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By CptImagine
@ 70,000, 4-5 years I service my clutches and...

@ 70,000, 4-5 years I service my clutches and starter . That's the only reason I had that one apart . The RT's due this winter, if I stay north long enough to get to it . You're gonna love it, and...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,104
Posted By CptImagine
Metzler 88 and 880

Running them since the mid 90's . I get 14 to 17,000 miles on the rear of my loaded RT, fronts many more before they cup out . Rain, cold, hot, grooves, tar, they work .
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By CptImagine
Honestly after 70,000 miles the amount of wear on...

Honestly after 70,000 miles the amount of wear on mine was astonishing . That after seeing many Bosch models with less mileage, lunched . I blew it clear of dirt, relubed and put it back in . It's as...
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,609
Posted By CptImagine
Because it's a GS and travels in remote country...

Because it's a GS and travels in remote country frequently, reliability is paramount to me.
Is the ND a direct replacement as far as cable attachment and everything? Did you have to do any tweaking...
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By CptImagine
Agreed on parts source, my buddy I.Ded. the...

Agreed on parts source, my buddy I.Ded. the starter . He works for a mega trucking company for 35 years . the Toyota starter was built to start 4 cylinder gas/lp/diesel engines in any weather...
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By CptImagine
The starter Rick sells are based on a Toyota,...

The starter Rick sells are based on a Toyota, Lift Truck, fork lift starter . If needed, I'll source parts from Rick . 70,000, on one of mine problem free . Emerald Isle, I'm not familiar with .
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,609
Posted By CptImagine
The starter Rick sells, @ 70,000 miles, was...

The starter Rick sells, @ 70,000 miles, was removed, blew the dirt out lubed and reinstalled . No problem, just done for peace of mind . They're based on a Toyota Lift Truck, fork lift starter . Led...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-17-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By CptImagine
Mason, Mason City, Texas ???

I'm from Pa, a couple years ago I was riding around that part of Texas . Enroute to Luckenbach from the south .... Very late one evening in deer country, I rode into Mason or Mason City, Texas . They...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,302
Posted By CptImagine
Perhaps vintage thinking there . The early RS's...

Perhaps vintage thinking there . The early RS's with inherent sag in the front end, coupled with a deep sumps . They were pre cooler models with solid front fairing . Ridden hard had some issues ....
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By CptImagine
The sealed bearings go on the cover end of the...

The sealed bearings go on the cover end of the Intermediate and output shafts .
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,374
Posted By CptImagine
Many riders put that much into high output...

Many riders put that much into high output charging systems, when the original electrics will spin this version forever . Because of the mega efficiency of the unit . The Bosch draws a ton, in...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,374
Posted By CptImagine
The Toyota based model out of Rick's is the bomb...

The Toyota based model out of Rick's is the bomb . Spins like mad and starts in nano seconds, I use original charging systems only . I took it apart @ 60,000 miles cleaned the dirt out . Lubed it...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,969
Posted By CptImagine
My buddy is 63, he owns a dozen 60/70's Nortons...

My buddy is 63, he owns a dozen 60/70's Nortons and Triumphs . In June he bought a yellow 2013 v7 model . They've a lot of improvements over earlier models . Single throttle body the most...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,159
Posted By CptImagine
Every IC engine has pressure buildup, blowbye ....

Every IC engine has pressure buildup, blowbye . In auto terms, in the 60's PCV positive crankcase ventilation valves became OEM, for pollution reasons . Airheads have this system, speced by...
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