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Forum: Beasts 09-20-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By BeerTownGS
I can flat foot it as well, even with dress shoes...

I can flat foot it as well, even with dress shoes on, but just barely. The real issue is pushing back from a not quite level parking spot; not being able to get enough leg extension to muscle the...
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By BeerTownGS
My 2 cents on the Tenere

I had a F650GS and wanted something equally versatile but with a lot more grunt to allow me to get rid of that and my other, more hooligan bike.

On price, features, quality of materials, less...
Forum: Airheads 09-17-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,668
Posted By BeerTownGS
Installed the new used set of 76-84 style rockers...

Installed the new used set of 76-84 style rockers over the weekend and the ball peen hammer noise is gone. Yea!! Used the older style steel pushrods with the newer style rockers without any issues....
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 993
Views: 360,576
Posted By BeerTownGS
Quick and dirty shift lever rubber pad repair

Riding home the other day I started having trouble finding neutral and it felt like the shift lever rubber was rolling on my shoe. Sure enough, it had split most of the way across.

Not having a...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,668
Posted By BeerTownGS
I have not reached the acceptance stage yet ......

I have not reached the acceptance stage yet ... still in denial.

I did have a glimmer of hope where I got it quested down, lasted for about 30 minutes of a hour long ride and then got louder...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,668
Posted By BeerTownGS
Ah, I think I get it now. The aluminum ones are...

Ah, I think I get it now. The aluminum ones are probably slightly larger diameter and as the rockers move outward relative to the fixed lifter end, the pushrod moves "lower" in the shaft. Would...
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,668
Posted By BeerTownGS
Interesting point to consider. One would think...

Interesting point to consider. One would think that the valve clearance specs would be different to account for flex; less actual lift realized at the valve during operation. I admit I had not...
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,668
Posted By BeerTownGS
The photos of the tips on the set I picked up...

The photos of the tips on the set I picked up looked good and the price was less than one new rocker, so getting the pushrods was a bonus. Obviously won't know till I have them in hand....

This...
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,668
Posted By BeerTownGS
Just nabbed a nice used set off of eBay complete...

Just nabbed a nice used set off of eBay complete with pushrods and nuts, look exactly like the 76-84 photos on Anton's site. Wish me luck!
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,668
Posted By BeerTownGS
I was contemplating upgrading to /7 setup, but...

I was contemplating upgrading to /7 setup, but one thing I noticed on the parts fiche is the pushrods have different p/n and pricing. This is looking to get expensive in a hurry... Agree, new would...
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,668
Posted By BeerTownGS
I'll post a picture of what I have. It does...

I'll post a picture of what I have. It does match the 5,6,7 ... assembly on the fiche for before 9/75 production so I don't think this is a non-stock configuration however.

I have the shorter...
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,668
Posted By BeerTownGS
They are the old style with the brass "bearing",...

They are the old style with the brass "bearing", i.e. /5 style on Anton's site, however they have the split blocks (/6 style per Anton's site).

I get them tight to the point of almost binding,...
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,668
Posted By BeerTownGS
Yes, I squeezed the blocks, both by hand and then...

Yes, I squeezed the blocks, both by hand and then re-did using a clamp and a couple of sockets and light pressure, backing the adjusters off to make sure it all still moves freely. Pushing hard on...
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,668
Posted By BeerTownGS
/5 Style Rocker Arms on a 1/74 production R75/6?

Hello all,

Just recently dove into the airhead world by picking up a 74 R75/6 in complete but non running condition.

Did the usual new to me bike routine (fluids, filter, cables, tires, carbs,...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 537,503
Posted By BeerTownGS
Thought about the 40mm, I'm sure it would...

Thought about the 40mm, I'm sure it would function, but I think I would have to switch out the master to the larger one for it to work well.

I did manage to find a 38mm one on ebay for a decent...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 537,503
Posted By BeerTownGS
WTB: 38mm ate caliper

Tearing into (through) my recently aquired 1974 R75/6 and I now know why the brakes were downright scary on my quick ride around the block ... my front caliper was pretty much seized. Piston is...
Forum: Beasts 05-03-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25,311
Views: 4,719,115
Posted By BeerTownGS
I dug around and found the connectors hiding...

I dug around and found the connectors hiding stuffed behind the wiring on the side. It is nice that they come with the mating caps, so yeah, it would be pretty easy to crimp the mating connectors on...
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25,311
Views: 4,719,115
Posted By BeerTownGS
Uuugh!!!! The kit I ordered through a US dealer...

Uuugh!!!! The kit I ordered through a US dealer just had the regular old generic harness... wonder why they don't come that way here.:gun2
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25,311
Views: 4,719,115
Posted By BeerTownGS
I know what he's talking about. In the factory...

I know what he's talking about. In the factory service manual, there is actually a connector shown for "aux lights", which looked to be powered with the headlight relay. I have not investigated...
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,779
Posted By BeerTownGS
For anyone wondering ... installed the factory...

For anyone wondering ... installed the factory wignlet thingys and gave that a try.

They did actually have the effect of significantly reducing the buffeting around my helmet, however the air...
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,363
Posted By BeerTownGS
Just got a Tenere a couple of weeks ago, good to...

Just got a Tenere a couple of weeks ago, good to know in advance to expect this issue.

My other bike is a older F650GS and it too would refuse to trip the lights on some intersections; I had a...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,641
Posted By BeerTownGS
Just installed a brand new set, and I think I...

Just installed a brand new set, and I think I have the same thing happening. Working fine, all connections tight and solid, and one of them cuts off at random. I'm going to swap the connections to...
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,779
Posted By BeerTownGS
Went for a decent ride yesterday and noticed the...

Went for a decent ride yesterday and noticed the same thing, decent out on the open road but once you're on freeway behind other traffic... not so good. I'm 5'10" so we must end up in about the same...
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,779
Posted By BeerTownGS
Thanks, I'll have to look into that. I...

Thanks, I'll have to look into that.

I tried the stock high position yesterday and it was much, much better with respect to buffeting, except I like to ride with my visor open and now the winds...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,779
Posted By BeerTownGS
Talking Cool, thanks. I figured it was a non issue, but...

Cool, thanks. I figured it was a non issue, but those supports being plastic, who knows. Time to go for a ride!
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,779
Posted By BeerTownGS
Stock Tenere windshield adjustment??

Morning all.

Just picked up my shiny new Super Tenere last night and came to the conclusion that the stock windshield height pretty much results in me getting smacked around the head at freeway...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2006, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,397
Posted By BeerTownGS
I'm sure that my bike, being the bastard child of...

I'm sure that my bike, being the bastard child of the BMW line-up, didn't help matters. Ya know, the whole chain, single cylinder rotax, wet clutch type of stuff... almost like a second class type...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2006, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,397
Posted By BeerTownGS
Bluhduh I have to agree with the first poster to a point ...

I normally just lurk and don't post much, but this thread got me going.

I bought a used 03 F650 from them, I was told the bike was ready to go and the 12K service was performed.

Issues:
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2005, 10:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,927
Posted By BeerTownGS
Nope, the Dakar isn't me; I've seen one parked...

Nope, the Dakar isn't me; I've seen one parked around here but never have had a chance to meet the owner yet. I have a standard one in red, usually run with the factory side cases on for commuting...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2005, 07:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,927
Posted By BeerTownGS
noob here

Hello all.

Former lurker trying to atone ...

Reding this thread I though some of the falls photos looked kinda familiar. . . I was up in the area of horseshoe falls 2 weeks earlier on my...
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