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Forum: Airheads 04-24-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,016
Posted By mesher
I think the electricity went through him and the...

I think the electricity went through him and the module will be fine. :D
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,720
Posted By mesher
Before opening anything up I would go and buy a...

Before opening anything up I would go and buy a mechanic's stethoscope from your local motor spares place (they might call it a probe), not expensive and very useful for pinpointing noises. I always...
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,374
Posted By mesher
And now this thread isn't about adventures or...

And now this thread isn't about adventures or rocker arms, it's about forum protocol. Oh, dearie me, the confusion of it all!
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,269
Posted By mesher
Agreed, my bottom bumpers looked exactly like the...

Agreed, my bottom bumpers looked exactly like the OP's photo and my upper ones had broken up.

I believe the uppers are BMW Part No. 31 42 2 000 384...
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,901
Posted By mesher
You see this in any creative field. There are...

You see this in any creative field. There are very few genuinely new ideas, most are recycled ideas taken from others, even if it's subconsciously. If you see something you really like, it's...
Forum: Airheads 12-06-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,569
Posted By mesher
I have absolutely no clue how internet...

I have absolutely no clue how internet security/encryption works, but as I see it, motobins is only one common denominator in the 3 times this has happened, the card itself is the other. Perhaps...
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,868
Posted By mesher
Teats. It's a cow, remember? :D Gorgeous...

Teats. It's a cow, remember? :D

Gorgeous bike.
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 874
Posted By mesher
I need to look at my R80/7 rear bearings. Would...

I need to look at my R80/7 rear bearings. Would the procedure described here apply to mine too? My Haynes manual is written for earlier bikes with an addendum for /7s which doesn't mention any...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,676
Posted By mesher
And the ad says it was done in the '70s, when the...

And the ad says it was done in the '70s, when the R69S was perhaps an expensive donor bike, but not necessarily rare or collectible. The chrome does nothing for it, more isn't necessarily...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,110
Posted By mesher
On the contrary, the downunder style of airhead...

On the contrary, the downunder style of airhead ownership is the one I can identify with, maybe it's a southern hemisphere thing. When I read the "always replace everything every winter" type posts I...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,110
Posted By mesher
Unbent it? I'm shocked! It's that dusty Aussie...

Unbent it? I'm shocked! It's that dusty Aussie with kangaroo fur stuck on his fairing, lowering the tone of the neighbourhood. :D

May I remind you, sir, that this is a BMW forum? Bent parts are...
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,130
Posted By mesher
On my R80/7 the 120 *just* fits, there's a...

On my R80/7 the 120 *just* fits, there's a shallow dent in the swingarm tube adjacent to the tire sidewall which helps. Getting the wheel in and out is a pain though, the inflated 120 tire doesn't...
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,326
Posted By mesher
:lol3 That too. I should have said that...

:lol3 That too.

I should have said that internet forums are great *if* you don't know something and you need info - you read the different views, pick the one that makes most sense, and move on....
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,326
Posted By mesher
Well, there ya go. This is what I love about...

Well, there ya go. This is what I love about internet forums: someone asks a question like how tight and you get a full spectrum of replies, from f***ing tight to just tight enough. Then we pick...
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,183
Posted By mesher
When you said you were having second thoughts...

When you said you were having second thoughts about taking this on I was a bit shocked. I say repair her, and I would use the original parts wherever possible. She survived the attack and still runs...
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,412
Posted By mesher
Did you have to put stiffer springs in the fork...

Did you have to put stiffer springs in the fork to compensate for the weight of the RS fairing? I vaguely remember reading somewhere that faired bikes had stiffer springs. I've toyed with the idea of...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-29-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,021
Posted By mesher
I now have the 2 familiar little voices in my...

I now have the 2 familiar little voices in my head, one saying "forget it, you have a house to fix, you don't have time to sink into learning a new skill for a new unnecessary project", while the...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-28-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,021
Posted By mesher
Particularly because then you can say they're not...

Particularly because then you can say they're not supposed to be symmetrical:D

That, for me is the most amazing part. I can almost imagine being able to bash away at a bit of metal long enough to...
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By mesher
And there I was excited about my haul: a new...

And there I was excited about my haul: a new speedo cable boot, a throwout bearing and some crush washers. :D
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,263
Posted By mesher
'Rebuilt' is one of those words which has become...

'Rebuilt' is one of those words which has become largely meaningless, thanks to overuse by advertisers and people with no mechanical knowledge. It can mean anything from 'checked' to 'serviced' to...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By mesher
Maybe this is where the old spline lube ends up?...

Maybe this is where the old spline lube ends up? :D
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,326
Posted By mesher
I would have thought that if they don't come...

I would have thought that if they don't come loose, they're tight enough. If they leak you'd know it, and if they were falling off you'd know it, or is that too simple a view? Is there a soft gasket...
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,234
Posted By mesher
I would disconnect both the throttle cables and...

I would disconnect both the throttle cables and choke cables at the carbs just to remove them from the equation completely.
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,008
Posted By mesher
The photographer said "Hey! If you don't stop...

The photographer said "Hey! If you don't stop peeing on my bike I'll take a picture of you!" :D
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,526
Posted By mesher
You're in Africa, see if you can work some...

You're in Africa, see if you can work some Peugeot 404 parts into it somewhere. Maybe Peugeot 504 these days? :D
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By mesher
I was thinking "Give it up mate, if she hasn't...

I was thinking "Give it up mate, if she hasn't started after that much cranking she's not gunna, something's disconnected. Massage that stuff in the headlight bucket some more :D."

My bike is...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,779
Posted By mesher
Looks like the designer lost the plot with the...

Looks like the designer lost the plot with the bodywork. The front half is quite retro and works well enough on its own, the back half has a more modern up-swept sportbike look which also works on...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,838
Posted By mesher
How many fingers do you guys have on the clutch...

How many fingers do you guys have on the clutch lever? I use 2, but it means I don't pull the clutch all the way in to the bar, just until the lever hits my ring finger. Is that a bad thing? It's...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By mesher
Is the rim offset relative to the hub (wheel...

Is the rim offset relative to the hub (wheel dished) or is the hub also offset?
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,244
Posted By mesher
The designers had that covered, just nudge an...

The designers had that covered, just nudge an airhead and it'll fold up its own sidestand. :D
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,244
Posted By mesher
Yeah, the idea of a locking cap is pretty funny....

Yeah, the idea of a locking cap is pretty funny. Why would anyone go to the trouble of trying to siphon from the top when there are 2 handy gravity-fed dispensers underneath? Maybe it's intended as...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 20,976
Posted By mesher
With my bike the sidestand-startup-smoke seems to...

With my bike the sidestand-startup-smoke seems to depend on the size of the audience watching my departure.

It raises the question: If an airhead starts up in the forest and there is no-one there...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,981
Posted By mesher
Not a bad idea. I was just thinking the other day...

Not a bad idea. I was just thinking the other day that the most tedious part of carb tuning is futzing around with a screwdriver feeling for the slots in the screws you can't see properly, like the...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,677
Posted By mesher
I'll bet it makes the bike sound good too.

I'll bet it makes the bike sound good too.
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,981
Posted By mesher
I think it would be enough to just watch the...

I think it would be enough to just watch the lever on the butterfly, after it starts to move you give the screw a full turn. It's not a big deal really because you hardly ever have to do that step,...
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,981
Posted By mesher
I always thought the "hits X-number of times and...

I always thought the "hits X-number of times and then dies" thing applied to earlier models or something because mine doesn't die, it just chugs along indefinitely on one pot at half speed. I think...
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,981
Posted By mesher
Looks like you missed the step after this. Are...

Looks like you missed the step after this. Are your idle mixture screws still set at 1 turn out? That's just a very rough base position. You need to adjust the idle mixture screws to get the best...
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,989
Posted By mesher
I think he's in Ghana. As far as tools go, I...

I think he's in Ghana. As far as tools go, I imagine he'd be able to buy different sized hammers locally, anything more sophisticated will probably be expensive if he can even find it. 'Pointy rods...
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By mesher
Do you mean 'accustomed to' seeing on your bike...

Do you mean 'accustomed to' seeing on your bike or other bikes? I'm sure every bike is different, and 2 pipes on the same bike may even be different.

For what it's worth (not very much), the...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,677
Posted By mesher
My R80 does this if the engine wasn't quite hot...

My R80 does this if the engine wasn't quite hot enough when I set the idle speed. It'll idle normally on short runs around town but once I get onto the open road and get it properly hot the idle will...
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