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Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,235
Posted By bkrmoto
I have a Davida Speedster. Nice compromise. Not...

I have a Davida Speedster. Nice compromise. Not nearly as bulbous or expensive as the Jet. Way better than the cork lined pudding bowl.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-11-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,726
Posted By bkrmoto
Try pulling apart the front fairing of an R65LS...

Try pulling apart the front fairing of an R65LS w/out breaking the little plastic tabs that lock the two halves together. Seriously, I bet 9 out of 10 times you'd break them rendering the fairing a...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-08-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,849
Posted By bkrmoto
Conti Go's?

Has anyone tried the Conti Go's -

http://www.conti-online.com/generator/www/de/en/continental/motorcycle/themes/motorcycletires/allround/conti_go/contigo_en.html

No center groove, reasonably...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,783
Posted By bkrmoto
Jeezus, I just wish I had a garage...maybe that's...

Jeezus, I just wish I had a garage...maybe that's why lately I listen to way too much Townes Van Zandt working on my bike under the maple tree when it's nice out or under the back porch roof in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-21-2010, 04:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,043
Posted By bkrmoto
Nice bikes, but maybe Bob should sell a couple of...

Nice bikes, but maybe Bob should sell a couple of them. Then he could afford to pay someone to finish updating the still "under construction" airhead parts section of his website.:eek1
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,797
Posted By bkrmoto
No, it's not like KLRs and doohickeys or...

No, it's not like KLRs and doohickeys or Britbikes and Lucas electrics or anything. It's just got 5 less horsepower, lacks the nicer clutch of '81 on, has ATE brakes that are (supposedly) not as good...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-14-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,373
Posted By bkrmoto
Motul 710 or some other quality synthetic two...

Motul 710 or some other quality synthetic two stroke oil suitable for injector systems.

And no, you're not crazy. You've got a well-prepped old bike. You're planning to use it within its limits...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,679
Posted By bkrmoto
Nothing but BP7ES's in my '84 LS. Perfect. I have...

Nothing but BP7ES's in my '84 LS. Perfect. I have NGK wires/caps.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By bkrmoto
This one is about half the price of those- ...

This one is about half the price of those-

http://www.rockypointcycle.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=RPC&Product_Code=9604&Category_Code=B8
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 132,683
Posted By bkrmoto
Well, at least it doesn't have the single solid...

Well, at least it doesn't have the single solid disc brake from a '74 R90/6. Come to think of it, other than the engine/tranny, how much of this bike is actually a '74 R90/6?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By bkrmoto
Nice R65, azcycle. W/those pipes and seat and the...

Nice R65, azcycle. W/those pipes and seat and the knobblies you got a rare bird. Care to tell us which tires are on it and how they ride (off road and on)?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,039
Posted By bkrmoto
Definitley a two stroke, then.:lol3

Definitley a two stroke, then.:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,245
Posted By bkrmoto
Other than already mentioned, I'd ask about the...

Other than already mentioned, I'd ask about the splines. Check for play in the rear. Direct questions about maintenance and records or receipts for replacement parts/work will likely result in...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,000
Posted By bkrmoto
I think it's totally effin' cool....but I ride an...

I think it's totally effin' cool....but I ride an LS. We who do are not quite right. Nor do we wish to be.

Care to tell us what you use the extra tool tray for?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,681
Posted By bkrmoto
Can't speak for the XS, but 81-84 R65 Twin Shock...

Can't speak for the XS, but 81-84 R65 Twin Shock w/double Brembos up front is ideal. Very different bike from the R80s and R100s. Revvier engine. 18 inch front wheel. Shorter wheelbase/lighter....
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By bkrmoto
Or you can just pull the boot up, gob some grease...

Or you can just pull the boot up, gob some grease around where the cable enters the trans, goop some more grease up in the boot, and pull it back down.

I had some water in the tranny after riding...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-02-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,832
Posted By bkrmoto
After you buy it from him for $500 as a "parts"...

After you buy it from him for $500 as a "parts" bike you should smack the guy upside the head for letting a perfectly good motorcycle sit that long and get that bad. Unless he's got a really, really...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-17-2009, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7,924
Views: 3,079,096
Posted By bkrmoto
modgethanc, I have the Clymer RepairManual...

modgethanc,

I have the Clymer RepairManual for 79-87 Honda 400 and 450 twins sitting on my bookshelf (used to have an 81 CB400T, same bike as the CM without the mini-cruiser looks). The Clymer is...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-19-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,345
Posted By bkrmoto
R60

For another perspective......

Elspeth Beard went around the world on one. Here she is-

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk25/bkrmoto/122_0705_02zelspeth_beardon_bike.jpg

And check out this...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-19-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,165
Views: 159,310
Posted By bkrmoto
/2 for $2k?

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/mcy/1473622456.html

1965 R50 BMW

Date: 2009-11-19, 4:35PM EST
Reply to: sale-suasc-1473622456@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

orig. brakes,...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By bkrmoto
So, what's he asking for it? What about the...

So, what's he asking for it?

What about the brakes? Dual or single front disc?

I have a kickstart on my 84 R65LS. It works if the bike is in tune (carbs synched, valves, ignition/electrical...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-16-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,882
Posted By bkrmoto
Hey, I rode a borrowed R45 around Mallorca for a...

Hey, I rode a borrowed R45 around Mallorca for a week back in 1989. I was 19. First time on a BMW. Probably the most fun I ever had on two wheels- exploring the island, the beaches (lookin' at all...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,422
Posted By bkrmoto
You might wanna feel for yourself the...

You might wanna feel for yourself the ridiculously awesome stopping power of a stock R90 /6's single front disc brake before you buy and bolt up a sidecar to it as is. Just a suggestion. :D
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2009, 07:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,813
Posted By bkrmoto
Holy sheepdip, that beast is brilliant!

Holy sheepdip, that beast is brilliant!
Forum: Old's Cool 10-07-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,380
Posted By bkrmoto
This Brit site is sorta fun to read and has some...

This Brit site is sorta fun to read and has some useful info, but take it with a grain or two-

http://www.goodmotorcycles.com/

click on the "Used M/C Guide" on the left hand side and search by...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-02-2009, 12:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,493
Posted By bkrmoto
It's about progress not perfection, process over...

It's about progress not perfection, process over product.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,617
Posted By bkrmoto
Yeah, I put that ad up in jest, though it is a...

Yeah, I put that ad up in jest, though it is a pretty cool old bike. FWIW, I live in the city and ride my R65 in conditions you describe in your original post all the time. I do take her for long...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,617
Posted By bkrmoto
Oddly enough there is a rebuilt, ready to ride...

Oddly enough there is a rebuilt, ready to ride R25/3 for sale fairly close to the OP-

http://easternshore.craigslist.org/mcy/1388909986.html

1954 BMW R25/3 - $4000 (Berlin, MD)

Date:...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By bkrmoto
I second everything Uncle Ernie said....and add...

I second everything Uncle Ernie said....and add that it's worth taking the time to clean and sort all the electrical connections as you go through the bike.

Parts and assistance for upgrading the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By bkrmoto
You lost me at "sell it for a profit". You could...

You lost me at "sell it for a profit". You could pass it on to someone here who is local and can offer it a good home. The moto gods will smile upon you later and this is far more important than the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-29-2009, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,253
Posted By bkrmoto
81-84 R65 or R65LS.

81-84 R65 or R65LS.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By bkrmoto
Change out the tranny fluid and see what's...

Change out the tranny fluid and see what's sticking to the magnetic drain plug. What's on the drain plug will tell you something about the transmission and the color of the fluid might as well.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-14-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,969
Posted By bkrmoto
I love it, an R65 LS given the Appalachian...

I love it, an R65 LS given the Appalachian Utilitarian treatment or whatever you guys call it over there.

Pics are great, but tell us the whole story. Where'd you get the bike? Did you make the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-28-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7,924
Views: 3,079,096
Posted By bkrmoto
Bringin' the Twingle to the Mingle! Thanks for a...

Bringin' the Twingle to the Mingle! Thanks for a great little story and for taking those photos. This is my favorite post on this thread so far.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-25-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By bkrmoto
I sold my '81 CB400T (picture below) for $1k, but...

I sold my '81 CB400T (picture below) for $1k, but it had all the usual stuff (electrical, brakes, carbs, exhaust, cables, etc.) sorted or rebuilt or replaced a couple of years before I sold it. Nice...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-21-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By bkrmoto
I plugged this one into my 84 R65LS recently and...

I plugged this one into my 84 R65LS recently and it's working well-

http://www.rockypointcycle.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=RPC&Product_Code=9604&Category_Code=B8

That and a...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,176
Posted By bkrmoto
Not all of us are uppity purist wankers. I just...

Not all of us are uppity purist wankers. I just thought it was boring.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,025
Posted By bkrmoto
Start reading. You'll need a Clymer manual. The...

Start reading. You'll need a Clymer manual. The scoop on airhead charging/electrical systems here- http://www.motoelekt.com/goodstuff.htm. You'll also wanna get low bars.... because high bars suck on...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,501
Posted By bkrmoto
Same story here. My R65 died on me after getting...

Same story here. My R65 died on me after getting stuck in stop and go traffic on a hot day two weeks ago.

I replaced ignition module w/the one from Rocky Point Cycle-
...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 39,518
Posted By bkrmoto
These guys are certainly retro/vintage happy- ...

These guys are certainly retro/vintage happy-

http://scoot.net/gallery/pic.html?pic=355291
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