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Forum: Airheads 01-09-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,492
Posted By Big John Sny
The brembos I installed were the used ones off...

The brembos I installed were the used ones off the 82 RT pads, master, everything. There is little difference at lower speeds. The real difference I saw was at higher speed quick stops, but there is...
Forum: Airheads 01-06-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,492
Posted By Big John Sny
I converted to brembos. It transformed the bike....

I converted to brembos. It transformed the bike. I ran the single brembo in it till I got a second disc and it was better with the under tank master than my single ATE was. Now with the entire set up...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-05-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,829
Views: 306,650
Posted By Big John Sny
I think it is the fugly end of production custom...

I think it is the fugly end of production custom Xs's that are getting chopped to a big extent. I still think is is funny how many get all bent out of shape about someone taking, a nearly worthless...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-18-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,444
Posted By Big John Sny
Funny how much people get bent out of shape over...

Funny how much people get bent out of shape over a bike that that don't own. Not my favorite bike by any means, but they paid for it. I figure they can do whatever they want with it. At least they...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-17-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By Big John Sny
I have successfully recovered a couple of bike...

I have successfully recovered a couple of bike seats myself (and too many car seats) with prefab covers, but that doesn't take care of the broken down foam. Not necessarily looking for the cheapest...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-16-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By Big John Sny
New seat or rebuild

My bike has started to show its age all of a sudden. Not including the electrical gremlins (which have gotten a bit better), the ignition switch broke, the shocks started leaking, the krauser's latch...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,829
Views: 306,650
Posted By Big John Sny
I keep looking for another 16" aluminum rear rim....

I keep looking for another 16" aluminum rear rim. I want to lace it up with the xs1 drum I found to run on the front.
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,546
Posted By Big John Sny
I haven't looked at prices. What is the going...

I haven't looked at prices. What is the going rate? I am guessing this is no longer available from BMW or just crazy priced from them?
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,546
Posted By Big John Sny
I tried pinching them down just a bit to try and...

I tried pinching them down just a bit to try and make sure the plug was tight on the pins. If the resistance is high between the pin and the copper ribbon, maybe I could try to solder the connection,...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,546
Posted By Big John Sny
Ha, is that like saying that my beemer is not...

Ha, is that like saying that my beemer is not unreliable; it just has character?

Also I can push the plug to one side or the other and they come back on while I am pushing on it.
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,546
Posted By Big John Sny
I cleaned the contacts in the in the plug as well...

I cleaned the contacts in the in the plug as well as the pins. I also cleaned the contacts on the circuit board in the speedo itself, however, I did not check the resistance. That is a great...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,396
Posted By Big John Sny
I really liked this one and was torn on which...

I really liked this one and was torn on which direction to go, but decided I already had the factory 16 in rim on the back, so I would go with the chopper look on this bike since the factor half way...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,546
Posted By Big John Sny
R100 instrument cluster plug

Anyone else here have any issues with the plug that goes to the cluster. I get lights that dont work when it is cold outside. I have cleaned all of the terminals and it gets better, but on cold...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-30-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,396
Posted By Big John Sny
I was thinking of something more like this ...

I was thinking of something more like this

http://www.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/yamaha-xs650-bobber.jpg
http://www.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/yamaha-xs650-bobber-3.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,396
Posted By Big John Sny
Does that mean you know if this is the right seat...

Does that mean you know if this is the right seat or not?
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,215
Posted By Big John Sny
Ran few a few tank fulls now. I am now getting...

Ran few a few tank fulls now. I am now getting better, but under 40mpg. Bike runs great, but not sure what caused my issue. Turned out all of the electrical gremlins are in the plug that goes into...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,396
Posted By Big John Sny
My idea for the bike is starting to come...

My idea for the bike is starting to come together. Definitly simplification is in order. Losing the hydraulics. Just turned this
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z22/bigjohn_73/IMAG0752.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,215
Posted By Big John Sny
I understand. Enrichers were ok when I pulled...

I understand. Enrichers were ok when I pulled them off tonight. Float levels were ok. I pinched the stupid carb bowl gasket putting it back on, ahhhh. Then the battery was dead because the alarm did...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,215
Posted By Big John Sny
The bike was running great ( for more than 10,000...

The bike was running great ( for more than 10,000 miles last year) till I replaced the needle and needle jet and caused (possibly uncovered) the lean condition. I don't see how I would be fixing a...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,215
Posted By Big John Sny
I am not planning on moving to the 4th clip. that...

I am not planning on moving to the 4th clip. that would be the equivalent to going two needle jet sizes. i am simply trying to acount for the modern fuels we are using. My bike was running fine other...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,215
Posted By Big John Sny
I was getting 30-35 when being easy on the...

I was getting 30-35 when being easy on the throttle (not much different getting on it really). I am pretty sure it is lean, not too rich. The bike is taking forever to warm up and runs better with...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,215
Posted By Big John Sny
What jetting you guys running?

I finally decided to try and address the fuel mileage on my bike. I replaced the needle and needle jet. My 77 R100/7 is running the stock 64/32/19 and 20. Currently running all the stock jets. I used...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-03-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,829
Views: 306,650
Posted By Big John Sny
Mine has that same square back tire on it.

Mine has that same square back tire on it.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-17-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,396
Posted By Big John Sny
I rode it around the block tonight. It has no...

I rode it around the block tonight. It has no front brake, but five gears. Time to assess what parts are good and bad. Speedometer is dead (at least the cable is twisted off), headlight has been...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,396
Posted By Big John Sny
If I went with a bobber, that was definitly more...

If I went with a bobber, that was definitly more of the look I was going for.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,013
Posted By Big John Sny
Until two weeks ago I commuted 50 miles to work...

Until two weeks ago I commuted 50 miles to work and back on 635. That was highway as well as stop and go in the afternoon when it was backed up. I also commuted nearly that far for college several...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-06-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,396
Posted By Big John Sny
Well, first things first. It started right up,...

Well, first things first. It started right up, idled smooth, and after a few minutes started to pee gas out of every possible orifice. There is still a bit of clutch drag with the handle pulled and...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-29-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,396
Posted By Big John Sny
Looks like they sell for the most as a hard tail...

Looks like they sell for the most as a hard tail from the research I've done. I get why you would cringe. I worked in car restoration and as a auto machinist for many years. I have seen more...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-29-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,396
Posted By Big John Sny
I am perplexed. It does have a 16 inch wheel, but...

I am perplexed. It does have a 16 inch wheel, but spokes and drum. It also looks like the chopper handle bars are original.

I figure I will go one way or the other. If I find it needs a lot of...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-29-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,396
Posted By Big John Sny
Is my sx650 special?

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z22/bigjohn_73/IMAG0729.jpg

This followed me home the other day. I have been looking up info on these bikes and was having a little trouble figuring out what I...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,064
Posted By Big John Sny
A little extra fuel line. turn off petcock. pull...

A little extra fuel line. turn off petcock. pull fuel line off the petcock and hook up your spare fuel line with the other end in a acceptable container made for fuel (gas can). turn your petcock...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 13,065
Posted By Big John Sny
easy to get a consistent measurement from. It is...

easy to get a consistent measurement from. It is the same distance from the ring to the top of the cylinder all the way around. With some very irregular shaped pistons, this is not always the case....
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 13,065
Posted By Big John Sny
I would probably pull the piston and cylinder. I...

I would probably pull the piston and cylinder. I wouldn't even take the pistin out of it, just slide it back far enough to slip out the wrist pin and then remove the piston and cylinder as a unit. I...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 13,065
Posted By Big John Sny
Have done it on fixed cylinder engines with large...

Have done it on fixed cylinder engines with large irregular shaped domes all the time. A removable cylinder makes it easy. Clear plexiglass and grease are your friends. A little geometry helps. I...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 13,065
Posted By Big John Sny
I have worked at or been a part of a lot of auto...

I have worked at or been a part of a lot of auto performance shops. I have never seen one that did not consider CR as a critical part of the build, especially with air cooled engines. Is it not this...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-09-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,603
Posted By Big John Sny
I am not a big fan of points, but this is still...

I am not a big fan of points, but this is still very good advice that several on here have given. Unless your points are burnt or your cam tip is bent you should be able to get the bike running as...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-09-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,603
Posted By Big John Sny
I chucked the points on mine. I did it because...

I chucked the points on mine. I did it because the previous owner had bent the cam tip, but I am happy with the dyna ignition. I have set points for years and am one of the few mechanics I know that...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,396
Posted By Big John Sny
There are widely varying impressions of airheads....

There are widely varying impressions of airheads. I was talking to a guy a few weeks ago who rides airheads and he could not see paying over 1500 for one and remembers days when they were cheaper. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,119
Posted By Big John Sny
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=702275...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=702275


http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z22/bigjohn_73/IMAG0659.jpg

I can deal with the poor machining, but the treatment by their customer...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,119
Posted By Big John Sny
Don't buy anything from MAC Performance. When...

Don't buy anything from MAC Performance. When they machine things totally incorrectly they wont support their products. At least that is my experience with their oil pan.
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