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Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By shel-bou
progressive rear shocks [twins]: any users

replaced my worn stock shocks with progressives on my 77 RS they where OK. Later bought a pair of ikons [aluminum bodied] more expensive but a better shock.
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,753
Posted By shel-bou
Puke 92R100RS forks rebound dampening

I assume your RS has mono forks same as my 1986 mono. I have diassemled the forks on my bike found the fork tubes badly worn. So I decided to look for a good set of used forks which I found on german...
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,792
Posted By shel-bou
mono top speeds

I have a 1986 mono , seibenrock 1000 kit, 320 cam from moteren israel and a seibenrock SG1 exhaust. Runs to redline with a 33:11 final drive 32mm carbs. There's a wilbers shock on the back (630 I...
Forum: Airheads 03-18-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,463
Posted By shel-bou
140 miles to tank

With the mileage on your beemer I would agree to go over your carbs not too expensive and will give you peace of mind down the road. I bought a 1986 a few years ago and would hit reserve at 120 miles...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,833
Posted By shel-bou
I own a1986 R80 converted to 1000 cc so similar...

I own a1986 R80 converted to 1000 cc so similar to yours. I find this a great bike. BMW did a good job with the mono changing too much might go down the path of dengineering
Forum: Airheads 01-31-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,661
Posted By shel-bou
1070 77 rs

I own a 1977 RS which is running the later oversized BMW pistons without issues, so I would think the 1070 pistons with the same dome shape would be the same. But I think this is not the answer I...
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,579
Posted By shel-bou

Mabey we should start a thread on how to set the squish effect on those dimples.:rofl
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,253
Posted By shel-bou

Forum: Airheads 12-25-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,253
Posted By shel-bou
power Seal

I spoke to Tom Cutter earlier this year about plating a set of iron cylinders. He uses Power Seal about $215. per cylinder.According to him doesn't last as long as original about 50,000 miles I...
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,716
Posted By shel-bou
rg80 engine noise

hi Willie I think you might want to look at the front cam bearing. No personal experience but I hear the aluminum cam bearings were problimatic. SS may enlighten.
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,617
Posted By shel-bou
1986 r80

I have a 1977 RS and a 1986 R80. The RS is running avon venoms nice tire. The 1986 is running michelin Pilots which I love nice turn in no weave confidence inspiring. Tried the Bridgestone spitfires...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,133
Posted By shel-bou
cluster plug

I should mention the mylar printed board inside the instrument housing is troublesome. The sockets where the lights plug into wear out. When the instrument housing is apart check the contacts for the...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,133
Posted By shel-bou
Talking R100 instrument cluster

Had the same problem with my 1986 R100.
1. use a voltmeter to see if there is voltage at the pin in the plug which supplies non working light.
2.If there is voltage...
Forum: Airheads 09-17-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,931
Posted By shel-bou
Cry pulled out a 1988 small valve head I have lying...

pulled out a 1988 small valve head I have lying around took a few measurements between 28. mm and 28.2 . Amature with calipers.
Forum: Airheads 08-23-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,000
Posted By shel-bou
regarding the jump with timing at full advance.I...

regarding the jump with timing at full advance.I had the same problem with my bean can plus I had too much advance. I removed the bean can and dissasembled it then using water pump pliers I gentlty...
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,667
Posted By shel-bou
airhead terminal speed.. indicated or otherwise

If you google "Cafe Beemer" you will find data relating HP to timing curves for dual plugging a bmw. Click technology section.
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,689
Posted By shel-bou
R100 shocks

Hi. I have a set of ikons on my 1977 rs these are the aluminum body style nitrogen charged. They are a good shock better than the 420 progressives they replaced which where better than the stock...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-14-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,508
Posted By shel-bou
air fuel meter

There's a thread in old's cool [airhead air fuel ratio] where an inmate is doing the same thing. It's been quiet for a while but it may be worth keeping track of.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,108
Posted By shel-bou
I just went through the same experience. I had no...

I just went through the same experience. I had no neutral light, after checking the switch with a tester worked my way up the loom.It turned out to be an open circut in the rubber plug that connects...
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