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Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,252
Posted By hzbloke
This is an article from the Norton Club magazine....

This is an article from the Norton Club magazine. A metallurgist friend swears by Indian lathe tools and the taps and dies I bought from India are excellent quality. But I'm not going to buy a tank...
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,794
Posted By hzbloke
'86 R65. I rebuilt the gearbox and didn't add the...

'86 R65. I rebuilt the gearbox and didn't add the circlip. It lasted 15,000 km. I rebuilt the gearbox again and added the circlip and it's up to 60,000 km and going strong. Can't prove it but I...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,591
Posted By hzbloke
Yep, it's a long time. I know that the original...

Yep, it's a long time. I know that the original owner had the bike for 13 years. He lived in Tallangatta and worked in Albury. His round trip to work each day was about 100 km. The road is fairly...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,591
Posted By hzbloke
My transmission became noisy and rough at either...

My transmission became noisy and rough at either 150,000 or 250,000 km. (3rd owner, build date 11/85 R65). I believe it had never been opened before and it didn't have the circlip. I replaced all the...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,415
Posted By hzbloke
Coil maybe

It sounds very much like when my '86 R65 broke down. It turned out to be the coil. Mine was stuttering a bit under load. Then it became hard to start. Then it wouldn't start. Then it cut out at speed...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,329
Posted By hzbloke
You're absolutely right. I was over-excited...

You're absolutely right. I was over-excited because I knew what a snap ring was.
Forum: Airheads 08-11-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,329
Posted By hzbloke
Signs

Find a smooth concrete floor somewhere quiet. Put the bike in neutral and push it across the floor. If you can hear even the faintest grinding noise or it feels the slightest bit 'notchy' then that's...
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,862
Posted By hzbloke
Circlip on output shaft

If your gearbox is from the period when BMW thought a circlip (actually a snap ring) was not necessary on the front bearing on the output shaft then I strongly suggest that you have a groove turned...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 15,900
Views: 9,375,751
Posted By hzbloke
Ocker shiela

Australia's own Mandy Beales. I saw her race at a classic meeting a couple of years ago. She whomped all the blokes and, I believe, set a lap record.
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