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Forum: Airheads Today, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By Bill Harris
Or do-able next oil change-- IIRC, even on the...

Or do-able next oil change-- IIRC, even on the "new" models none of those oil filter over are through-holes and they are do-able with the engine in place. An M6x1.0 Helicoil is useful-- the M6 bolt...
Forum: Airheads Today, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By Bill Harris
My guess would be on float level or a bubble of...

My guess would be on float level or a bubble of water in the float bowl.

On the jetting, a quick-and easy check is to raise the needle a notch. If it gets better, rejet up. If to gets worse,...
Forum: Airheads Today, 10:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,277
Posted By Bill Harris
Whoa, I've not been following that: ...

Whoa, I've not been following that:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=912591

==

Different directions, same goals. Both, as the young'uns say, awesome. Or, harkening back to...
Forum: Airheads Today, 09:20 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,762
Posted By Bill Harris
But realistically for the money, it's not bad. ...

But realistically for the money, it's not bad. It provides a basic product and need to be "polished and finished".

The wheel chock is a joke, but I knew that going into the deal. WhenI bought...
Forum: Airheads Today, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 982
Posted By Bill Harris
You might be able to grind and shape the surface...

You might be able to grind and shape the surface of your '92 front cover to look smoother by removing the "decorative" ribs on the front. You could also weld over and smooth the air intake vents on...
Forum: Airheads Today, 01:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 982
Posted By Bill Harris
Does present rather a challenge at times. ...

Does present rather a challenge at times. Especially with all 5 of the forward halogen lights on, the light pressure is so great that it creates a time dilation and I can get there before I even...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 982
Posted By Bill Harris
Of course the old older style quite minimalist. ...

Of course the old older style quite minimalist. That front cover, along with the Clamshell air filer housing, is practically Art Deco.
...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By Bill Harris
Good point on NOT needing a 12v upgrade. ...

Good point on NOT needing a 12v upgrade. Another point: don't need a robust battery/charging system since there isn't an electric starter. IIRC, the original starter works off of biscuits... :D
...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 99,976
Posted By Bill Harris
Auto? That's the DCT?? Imagine that. ...

Auto? That's the DCT?? Imagine that.

Need to read up on that.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,762
Posted By Bill Harris
A year late in stumbling upon this thread, but...

A year late in stumbling upon this thread, but after years of considering a MC Lift Table a luxury, I finally bit the bullet and got one (a HF table). Ahhhh, don't see how I did without one all...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 04:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,491
Posted By Bill Harris
So the bearing seized and "spun" to the shaft? ...

So the bearing seized and "spun" to the shaft? Does the bearing still turn? Any damage to the bearing bore in the case? First guess, sounds like the bearing may not have been a "C3" grade (has to...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 04:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Bill Harris
Like Warin says, very strange stuff. Nothing in...

Like Warin says, very strange stuff. Nothing in the "stock" wiring that could do that.

This is the same GS you bought in 2007? Any changes in the wiring-- or added electric Blings and Farkles--...
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By Bill Harris
Got a wee bit esoteric here-- it's an old...

Got a wee bit esoteric here-- it's an old machinist's term, called "dutch pin" or "scotch key". It _used_ to Google pretty well. This is a good explanation:
...
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 99,976
Posted By Bill Harris
Refresh my memory-- you got a Honda NC700, IIRC....

Refresh my memory-- you got a Honda NC700, IIRC.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,491
Posted By Bill Harris
That Cycleworks cam sprocket puller is a useful...

That Cycleworks cam sprocket puller is a useful tool-- the modified "front" feet are thin enough to get in many tight places and it's sturdy enough to pull well.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,277
Posted By Bill Harris
Woiks fer me... :thumb --Bill

Woiks fer me... :thumb

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,277
Posted By Bill Harris
You probably are. So what? It's your (and...

You probably are. So what? It's your (and probably our, vicariously :thumb ) insanity.

I'm as traditionalist as they come and I like your builds...

Whatcha gonna call it? An Airabusa? :eek1...
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By Bill Harris
And for a little more stability of the sidestand...

And for a little more stability of the sidestand pin, you could also dutch pin it.

Of course that is a lot of work-- in the short run it'd be easier to weld it and do a rattle-can touch up. ...
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,491
Posted By Bill Harris
http://img.pandawhale.com/post-25354-imgursmJD8YBg...

http://img.pandawhale.com/post-25354-imgursmJD8YBgif5iEjgif-cbsp.gif

and I'm the most normal one there...

http://www.morethings.com/fan/rocky_horror_picture_show/meatloaf-hot-patootie-113.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By Bill Harris
Hmm.... :thumb --Bill

Hmm.... :thumb

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By Bill Harris
IIRC, some GS's or G/S's have a sidestand...

IIRC, some GS's or G/S's have a sidestand incorporated into the cylinder protection bars, not the old Airhead bars. And I've never seen a aftermarket SStand made to fit the Airhead CPBs.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,491
Posted By Bill Harris
Ain't dat de troot... :eek1 ...

Ain't dat de troot... :eek1

http://kimberlypackard.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/franksweettmkup.jpg

:)

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,242
Posted By Bill Harris
Well... ...

Well...

http://www.amsterdam-mamas.nl/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/kermit-Frog.jpg

:)
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,456
Posted By Bill Harris
The spigots are prone to loosening. I made a...

The spigots are prone to loosening. I made a "special tool: to tighten them up, and finally ended up fully unscrewing them, cleaning off the threads and Red-Loctiting 'em in.

I'll dig up the...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,491
Posted By Bill Harris
You're too modest. The solution you chose was...

You're too modest. The solution you chose was brilliant:



For ref, the whole thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1032754

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 99,976
Posted By Bill Harris
Yeah, the snow scare looks like a big media ha-ha...

Yeah, the snow scare looks like a big media ha-ha .

It's Winter, so chill with the bike and simply cogitate future directions. Spend time and energy with the family situation.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By Bill Harris
The crankshaft is automatically centered by nose...

The crankshaft is automatically centered by nose bearing. On the earlier models I don't recall a locating dowel at the bottom-- I install the camshaft seal and let the cover center itself with the...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By Bill Harris
It's fate looking in... :D --Bill

It's fate looking in...

:D

--Bill
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,325
Posted By Bill Harris
That has to be the Ginger Baker of commutes... ...

That has to be the Ginger Baker of commutes...

:thumb

--Bill
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 35,965
Views: 9,244,351
Posted By Bill Harris
Please, we don't use the "D" word now... ...

Please, we don't use the "D" word now...

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By Bill Harris
IMO, best to weld it. Sorry. Mine has had a...

IMO, best to weld it. Sorry.

Mine has had a Brown's sidestand so long that I don't even remember how it all goes together. The Online Parts Fiche can be your best friend in times like this:
...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,456
Posted By Bill Harris
That is wonderful scenery in the background. ...

That is wonderful scenery in the background.

Next may be the forks. Change the fork oil, 5 or 7.5 wt "by the book", 10 wt will do well. Remove the bottom caps (you'll need a big crush washer...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,130
Posted By Bill Harris
The shift mechanism may be good, if not worn. ...

The shift mechanism may be good, if not worn. Could be used on an earlier 5-speeds that had a wonky shifter (though, honestly, I don't know what parts are interchangable). And the rear cover could...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,491
Posted By Bill Harris
Might just be that the wheel spline cup rivets...

Might just be that the wheel spline cup rivets have sheared:

http://univ.smugmug.com/BMW/R605/i-r5MBDNd/0/L/wheel_spline_cup-L.jpg

Happened to me last Fall, happened to Voltaire recently. ...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 99,976
Posted By Bill Harris
Whew, EPIC snows in Massachusetts, New York and...

Whew, EPIC snows in Massachusetts, New York and Points Northeast.

Here I was out doing yardwork today trying to clean the underbrush and stuff out of my daffodil patches and grumbling that the the...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,274
Posted By Bill Harris
Wow. Someone call Jim Day... he's done been...

Wow. Someone call Jim Day... he's done been lapped.

Is it still a /5 if it's not a Rubber Cow?

:thumb

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Bill Harris
Sorry, I was trying to be cute. IIRC, he has them...

Sorry, I was trying to be cute. IIRC, he has them in stock but the silly website still has the "returning soon" tag. Call Rick up and order one. $25-ish bucks, I believe.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Bill Harris
It's available. He'd sell a lot more if the...

It's available. He'd sell a lot more if the "Version 3 Returning Soon!" were removed from the website cause they're in stock... :deal

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By Bill Harris
On the /5: Which harness? Main harness? Or the...

On the /5: Which harness? Main harness? Or the Engine harness? Around $70 and $55, a bargain in this day and age. Engine harness was a Wirewrkr item, Main harness was BMW since he didn't make...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,130
Posted By Bill Harris
That is outright ugly. I suspect that the PO...

That is outright ugly. I suspect that the PO heard it and was either to dumb or othewise clueless to do anything and drove it to destruction. And lied about not hearing anything.

But, whatever....
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