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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 795
Posted By Beamer Bum
Those are resistor caps. It says 5k ohm right on...

Those are resistor caps. It says 5k ohm right on it. You need 0 (zero) ohm caps. The magneto can't put out enough voltage to overcome 5000 ohms resistance. And it was mentioned earlier, replace that...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By Beamer Bum
Sorry for the slow reply. Work has kept me too...

Sorry for the slow reply. Work has kept me too busy to go online.
The 500 cc had me fooled, also. But, I looked and the same shocks are listed for H D Roadking. (They are shorter though.) I also...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By Beamer Bum
Tonight I finished up everything I could. I put...

Tonight I finished up everything I could. I put in new brake pads, with clips! I installed the fairing and front turn signals. I added ground wires to them since they were still grounded through the...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By Beamer Bum
Aquired Knowledge

I learned something new last night. I learned that Dellorto accelerator pump circuits need to be primed and "burped" in order to work. I was trying to get an initial carb synch and had no response...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By Beamer Bum
Try asking in the Alaska Regional sub forum. You...

Try asking in the Alaska Regional sub forum. You might get more attention there. I'm near Chicago if that helps. :rofl
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 173,805
Posted By Beamer Bum
Wow. How did it seize with both pistons in one...

Wow. How did it seize with both pistons in one cylinder? :rofl
Forum: Airheads 07-12-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By Beamer Bum
If you still have the stock covers over the fork...

If you still have the stock covers over the fork seals, make sure to saturate the felt with oil. I oiled the felt, but they were still binding a bit on the fork tubes. After I removed the covers and...
Forum: Airheads 07-12-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By Beamer Bum
They are expensive by Airhead standards. But,...

They are expensive by Airhead standards. But, they were less than half the price of shocks for my R 1150 GS.:eek1 Total cost was $584 delivered. The shocks are YSS G 302 TRCL. Threaded preload...
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By Beamer Bum
WOO HOO! :clap:clap ...

WOO HOO! :clap:clap
http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Other/R90-S/i-DQ37XWt/0/L/DSC_2485-L.jpg

http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Other/R90-S/i-grVBr8N/0/L/DSC_2486-L.jpg
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By Beamer Bum
I have dealt with Klaus at...

I have dealt with Klaus at http://www.epmperf.com/ several times over the last few years. I have always been happy with the results. He recommended YSS shocks so that is what I ordered. I have no...
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By Beamer Bum
I got They order from the local independent...

I got They order from the local independent Airhead shop. They get their parts straight from Max BMW. The rings which were in BMW parts bag, needed no filing. The fit was good. Maybe even a little...
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By Beamer Bum
I promised some photos, so ...... ...

I promised some photos, so ......

Rotating brake pad

http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Other/R90-S/i-WhHSfT5/0/L/DSC_2480-L.jpg

New and "slightly" worn needle jets.

...
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By Beamer Bum
I have not reported on my progress, but I have...

I have not reported on my progress, but I have made progress.

The carbs are done and back on.
Forks rebuilt and aligned. The new springs feel much more "usable."
Steering bearings cleaned and...
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6,101
Views: 1,227,299
Posted By Beamer Bum
at top speed.:evil

at top speed.:evil
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6,101
Views: 1,227,299
Posted By Beamer Bum
I just had a mental image of that bike flying...

I just had a mental image of that bike flying down the Mulsanne straight at LeMans.
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6,101
Views: 1,227,299
Posted By Beamer Bum
Silver Smoke, Daytona Orange, Mulsanne Blue.:D ...

Silver Smoke, Daytona Orange, Mulsanne Blue.:D

Seriously, that is pretty sharp.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 30,985
Views: 7,494,383
Posted By Beamer Bum
Dig the side loading on that rear tire. :lol3

Dig the side loading on that rear tire. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 313,066
Posted By Beamer Bum
That is good advice. :rofl

That is good advice. :rofl
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By Beamer Bum
It is confirmed. I don't want these springs. I...

It is confirmed. I don't want these springs. I took a spring to work with me and on the way home I stopped at the local Airhead friendly shop.http://www.motoworkschicago.com/ The Airhead specialist,...
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By Beamer Bum
Before I order more parts, I would like to...

Before I order more parts, I would like to identify what springs I have. The bike felt way too stiff in front. I suspect they are progressive springs, but I'm not sure. How do I identify these...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By Beamer Bum
Thanks for that info. Too big can be dealt with....

Thanks for that info. Too big can be dealt with. Too small to stay where they belong, not so much.
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By Beamer Bum
Thanks, I really like the RS myself. That was...

Thanks, I really like the RS myself. That was another bike I bought that was represented to be in better shape than it actually was. Now it is awesome.:norton

I took the forks apart and of course...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By Beamer Bum
Scope Creep

The further I go, the more I stand still. As I've progressed on my "refresh," I haven't gotten any closer to being done. Whoever serviced this bike was airhead knowledgeable, but ham-fisted and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-18-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By Beamer Bum
The bridge was quiet before we left. ...

The bridge was quiet before we left.

http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Other/2014-Motor-Tour/i-WBjj3Zh/0/L/DSC_2269_023-L.jpg

Green, green, go, go, go.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-18-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By Beamer Bum
Saturday, The Motor Tour Start

Every year, the Illinois Route 66 Association hosts a Motor Tour travelling The Mother Road though our state. One year we go north to south and the next year we go south to north. This year we start...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6,101
Views: 1,227,299
Posted By Beamer Bum
Ride report is started in Day Tripping:...

Ride report is started in Day Tripping: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=986881
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-16-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By Beamer Bum
2014 Illinois Route 66 Motor Tour

This years Illinois Route 66 Association Motor Tour travelled from St Louis north to Wilmington Il. My friend Joe and I left Friday so as to be there for the Saturday start. The plan was to meet in...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By Beamer Bum
a small update

After working 62 hours in 4 days and then a three day motorcycle trip, nothing got done on this project until tonight. I got a new top hat spacer, seals and the gasket last week. After work tonight,...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,482
Posted By Beamer Bum
Diston, When run out causes this, one lobe will...

Diston,
When run out causes this, one lobe will open the points more than the other lobe. Lightly tap the "high side" towards the "low side." One or two light taps and Bob's your uncle. No need to...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6,101
Views: 1,227,299
Posted By Beamer Bum
From this weekend with the Illinois Route 66...

From this weekend with the Illinois Route 66 Motor Tour. Ride report soon in Day Tripping.

http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Other/2014-Motor-Tour/i-85Tt9Mj/0/XL/DSC_2411_165-XL.jpg
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By Beamer Bum
Today was too nice a day to be in the garage, so...

Today was too nice a day to be in the garage, so I did no work today. I went riding instead. Yesterday I did get the leaks in the trans fixed. This is how the bike sits now....
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By Beamer Bum
Plaka sent me a PM with same info. I count three...

Plaka sent me a PM with same info. I count three steps. The far inside "original" tooth, The second step which is most of the wear, and a third step which is still shallow, so it hasn't been like...
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By Beamer Bum
Almost 80k miles. ...

Almost 80k miles.
http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Other/R90-S/i-N6VS8xL/0/M/DSC_2166-M.jpg

The spline cup in the wheel looks excellent compared to FD.
...
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By Beamer Bum
I will check that. I am not sure, since I have...

I will check that. I am not sure, since I have limited experience, but the top hat does look like it protrudes a lot.
http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Other/R90-S/i-cCPDmVQ/0/L/DSC_2231-L.jpg
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By Beamer Bum
Thanks for the positive comments. I mentioned...

Thanks for the positive comments. I mentioned that I had a list. Some things on the list are upgrades that won't have an effect on originality. In fact I just finished replacing the turkey gobbler...
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By Beamer Bum
As I started taking things apart, I found a...

As I started taking things apart, I found a problem that was not on my list. It appears the rear wheel is not seating all the way on the final drive. The gap between wheel and FD looks like a lot to...
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,933
Posted By Beamer Bum
Refreshing the R90 S

First of all this will not be a frame up restoration thread. Nor will it be a café build. I bought this bike last year and after riding it a while, I had a list of things that needed attention. My...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 30,985
Views: 7,494,383
Posted By Beamer Bum
That is his pee bottle.:D

That is his pee bottle.:D
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 43,104
Posted By Beamer Bum
I found this one in Chicago. 1957 R 50/2 BMW...

I found this one in Chicago.
1957 R 50/2 BMW Motorcycle Rare Color!!! - $19500 (Chicago) <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
http://images.craigslist.org/00T0T_gtWGo9hWaGj_600x450.jpg ...
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,793
Posted By Beamer Bum
Welcome. Yeah what he said. Please start a new...

Welcome. Yeah what he said. Please start a new thread on it. This is ADV not Mother_ _ _ _ of Attitude. Host your pictures somewhere (Smug Mug is Baldy, our host) and link to them in your posts.
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