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Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,150
Posted By chasbmw
Thanks for the info guys, My bike is so old...

Thanks for the info guys,

My bike is so old that it no longer needs an mot
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,289
Posted By chasbmw
It's because the lorries have a narrow track and...

It's because the lorries have a narrow track and are heavily overladen the roads are are heavily sloped down from the Middle and if the lorry goes away from the crown of the road it might tip over.
...
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By chasbmw
Lots of stuff on here about MCs, search around a...

Lots of stuff on here about MCs, search around a bit.

If you are looking for brake function rather than originality, use a much smaller 13mm handlebar MC if originality is important use a 14mm...
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,289
Posted By chasbmw
We could start up cam wars again, I think that...

We could start up cam wars again, I think that went to 20 odd pages!

I'm away to India and Bhutan for the holidays, so my input here will be limited.

Happy holidays everyone.
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 82,274
Posted By chasbmw
I keep on telling him that he is advised to take...

I keep on telling him that he is advised to take my advice, but he won't do that on any level.
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,150
Posted By chasbmw
What they are selling at the moment is a simple...

What they are selling at the moment is a simple led light that is not dip panel, idea being that you set it at a level that is not too blinding for oncoming traffic and that it will be a lot brighter...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,150
Posted By chasbmw
Try these people for 6v...

Try these people for 6v leds.http://www.dynamoregulatorconversions.com/online-shop-for-led-bulbs-and-light-boards-etc.php

My bike will be used locally, the 90-6 will do the long distance stuff
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,680
Posted By chasbmw
A naked RT with RT bars looks wierd in a...

A naked RT with RT bars looks wierd in a chopperish sort of way.

I turned my shagged out 82 RT into this. Form and function together.
...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,150
Posted By chasbmw
I see people selling 6v non dipping LED bulbs,...

I see people selling 6v non dipping LED bulbs, might work well for daytime use...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,150
Posted By chasbmw
The brakes are interesting......other things that...

The brakes are interesting......other things that will need to be done is a mirror and some bar end indicators, should it be original Hella or Hella knockoffs?.

The headlamp is but a glow worm, no...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By chasbmw
If it's a R100 with low compression Pistons you...

If it's a R100 with low compression Pistons you will have plenty of room to work with
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By chasbmw
Modern fuel seems to gum things up rather...

Modern fuel seems to gum things up rather quickly, if you are not using your bike for more than a month, just empty the floats bowls of fuel.
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 82,274
Posted By chasbmw
Reading superboy racer is just about as hard as...

Reading superboy racer is just about as hard as making sense from Snowbum, but I think that in his last bit of boastfulness he claims to have reached 120mph in firsts hilts street racing a Ducati. ...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,184
Posted By chasbmw
I have ridden off with my Surefoot out, instead...

I have ridden off with my Surefoot out, instead of turning left you just go straight on, your experience may vary, depending on the speeds involved.:rofl:rofl

When folded properly my Surefoot will...
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,150
Posted By chasbmw
TLS = Twin leading shoe am i right? can't...

TLS = Twin leading shoe am i right?

can't get golden Spectro over here, nor the straight 30W and 40W Valvoline.

We can get Morris oils straight 40W and 50W, I dont know how much ZDDP is in...
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,150
Posted By chasbmw
one of the great things about the /6 models was...

one of the great things about the /6 models was that they had bright halogen headlamps, and bright indicators, such an improvement over many of the other bikes avaialable back in the day.
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By chasbmw
Those big red wires on the starter relay are the...

Those big red wires on the starter relay are the main power supply for the whole bike(apart from starter) they need to be clean, with the wires in good condition I reckon they are the source of many...
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,150
Posted By chasbmw
I suppose that 6v LEDS would help...30 or 40W oil...

I suppose that 6v LEDS would help...30 or 40W oil in the engine. Original manual tells of 40W engine oil in the gearbox, why not GL4 gearbox oil?
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,150
Posted By chasbmw
I'll need to put some more miles in when the salt...

I'll need to put some more miles in when the salt is off the roads!

Its very very quiet, idles at about 500RPM (sounds like) and just chuffs away to itself.
I'm told that it was built by a Guy...
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By chasbmw
If your bike is a 75, then BMW changed the wiring...

If your bike is a 75, then BMW changed the wiring for the bikes made from August/September 1975, that date is not an absolute. One way to check is to see whether or not the front indicators have...
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,486
Posted By chasbmw
Interesting bike, nicely finished fibreglass, I...

Interesting bike, nicely finished fibreglass, I hope that it has been properly sealed as ethanol eats fibreglass for breakfast and some of the fuels used in continental Europe are really aggressive.
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By chasbmw
At a fixed throttle setting the CV carb will run...

At a fixed throttle setting the CV carb will run leaner than a slide carb.
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By chasbmw
And won't work with a double crossover exhaust.

And won't work with a double crossover exhaust.
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,150
Posted By chasbmw
New toy

This very clean R50 arrived at my place this morning.

After fresh fuel and fuel lines, together with cleaning the fuel tap, she started 3rd kick and took me for a gentle ride around the park. She...
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By chasbmw
If you look at triumph instructions, then they...

If you look at triumph instructions, then they have detailed jetting charts for altitude.

My understanding is that on a CV carb, slide height is determined by the difference in pressure between...
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By chasbmw
I think that Continental make a 19" TKC70, it is...

I think that Continental make a 19" TKC70, it is metric sized, but if Contintal approve it for an airhead that should work?

Otherwise look at Dunlop K70s in a 3.50.

Surely regulations are...
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By chasbmw
More bikes......maybe

More bikes......maybe
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 1,440,226
Posted By chasbmw
The bike and the wife are both keepers

The bike and the wife are both keepers
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By chasbmw
I have heard that a set of bing 32 CVs works well...

I have heard that a set of bing 32 CVs works well on a R60
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By chasbmw
+1

+1
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By chasbmw
My approach to the deepan deepan dipstick problem...

My approach to the deepan deepan dipstick problem is to split the extra volume 50/50 between extra crankcase volume and extra oil and then fill the bike with a measured volume of oil say 2.75 litres...
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By chasbmw
Socket and A pairof vice grips works every time...

Socket and A pairof vice grips works every time for me.

How often do you do this in the lifetime of your bike, once every couple of years I would guess, there might be better things to spend your...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,545
Posted By chasbmw
You could also try a HPN oil proof clutch...

You could also try a HPN oil proof clutch disc......I think that they are avaiable for the earlier flywheels, it certainly dealt with clutch slip on my 82 1070 bike (light flywheel)
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 1,440,226
Posted By chasbmw
Very nice

Very nice
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By chasbmw
When you are looking at substitute cams, check...

When you are looking at substitute cams, check whether or not your bike has a big seal cam or a small seal cam? As a 76 you could very easily have either. Your cam will come with a Woodruffe Key to...
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,545
Posted By chasbmw
I met a guy with an 82, and he had fitted a...

I met a guy with an 82, and he had fitted a lightened heavey
flywheel and he reckoned it was the bees knees.

Apart from a more responsive engine, the big advantage of the lighter flywheel is...
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,545
Posted By chasbmw
This is my 90/6 flywheel, it's 2.38 kg, much less...

This is my 90/6 flywheel, it's 2.38 kg, much less than stock.

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f146/chasbmw/r90-6%20%20and%20goodwood%20bmws/P1160281_zps1f603cc5.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,546
Posted By chasbmw
Richard Difazio in Frome UK (of Difazio hub...

Richard Difazio in Frome UK (of Difazio hub steering fame) made at least one 840cc R65, I think that he used Venolia Pistons. classic Bike reviewed the bike some years ago.
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By chasbmw
I have never heard of issues with the rocker gear...

I have never heard of issues with the rocker gear hitting the inside of the cover, but if the cover is on the wrong side the horizontal bars on the outside of the cover point upwards and it looks...
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 20,656
Posted By chasbmw
Mine is much greyer too, got a mirror finish to...

Mine is much greyer too, got a mirror finish to my head as well, I'm still travelling by bike and have found that my current 90/6 is my favourite bike.
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