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Forum: Airheads 06-03-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By Pink Floyd
What internal component is directly above the drain plug on a R75/5 4-speed gearbox?

Can you guess why I'm asking?

1970 R75/5...

Last night I striped the drain plug on the transmission (I don't want to talk about it).

This morning I was drilling out the old threads to get...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,050
Posted By Pink Floyd
I used the stock battery tray tab and then some...

I used the stock battery tray tab and then some spare metal to make a bracket on the right. About 12,000 miles so far and it's been working great.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-19-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,216
Posted By Pink Floyd
It's a Ducati rotor that was machined to fit on...

It's a Ducati rotor that was machined to fit on the BMW crankshaft. Of course it's a permanent magnet rotor and as such wouldn't work with a stock or Omega system even if it was a perfect physical...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,287
Posted By Pink Floyd
Cool2 1970 R75/5

My report: Coast-to-Coast BMW R75/5 [NJ to CA round trip - Nov.15 - Dec.15 2009] (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=547461)

Can't believe that was almost a year ago!
Forum: Old's Cool 08-11-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,920
Posted By Pink Floyd
I'm surprised no one has mentioned compressing...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned compressing the piston rings with your fingers while trying to reassemble the engine. I found disassembling the transmission input shaft and shimming the bearings...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,908
Posted By Pink Floyd
I get everything from bmwhucky.com...

I get everything from bmwhucky.com (http://www.bmwhucky.com)

He has multiple timing chains listed on the site.

I don't think I've yet to need a part that he didn't have in stock.

I'm also...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-14-2010, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,847
Posted By Pink Floyd
Definitely the starter trying to engage. I...

Definitely the starter trying to engage.

I had the same problem on my /5. I kept thinking it was the starter relay, but it was actually the starter switch on the handle bar.

The switch can be...
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,793
Posted By Pink Floyd
Looser tolerances can mean greater friction and...

Looser tolerances can mean greater friction and increased wear. These transmissions were designed with hand-drawn drafts and slide rules in the 60's. I think it only makes sense that you want to use...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,219
Posted By Pink Floyd
At any rotation greater than 0 RPM the engine...

At any rotation greater than 0 RPM the engine assembly is in a dynamic state.

Why do you seem to think that a piston on it's compression stroke (with both valves closed) would not generate a great...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,219
Posted By Pink Floyd
Eh? When you rotate your engine to adjust your valves...

When you rotate your engine to adjust your valves do you open your throttle or remove your spark plugs?
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,869
Posted By Pink Floyd
When riding on a rainy day I notice that after...

When riding on a rainy day I notice that after getting up to temp, residual water that pools up in the cylinder head fins bubbles and hisses and any time I spit on my heads after the bike is up to...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-27-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,671
Posted By Pink Floyd
And here I thought my 1970 R75 was vintage....

And here I thought my 1970 R75 was vintage. Pre-60's? That's antique territory!

Anyway, though I may not qualify I did recently take my R75 across the country and back on a month long coast to...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,793
Posted By Pink Floyd
http://www.redlineoil.com/content/images/products/...

http://www.redlineoil.com/content/images/products/44.png

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=12763176&postcount=15

I wouldn't say that the airhead gear boxes are necessarily "problem"...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,793
Posted By Pink Floyd
Red Line Shockproof

Red Line Shockproof Heavy (http://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=44&pcid=8)

This stuff pours out like a strawberry milkshake. It is amazing how it coats and clings to the gears. It's...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-11-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,441
Posted By Pink Floyd
Thumb How about some enduros? ...

How about some enduros?

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_CfrZE7aJXUs/SxqTmMLqoCI/AAAAAAAAAEw/bkWFgEQeT6k/s720/010_10.JPG

Rode across the country and lived out of these bags for over a month. They pop on...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,796
Posted By Pink Floyd
Seconded. Did mine over 10,000 miles ago. Across...

Seconded. Did mine over 10,000 miles ago. Across the country and back in November and December with heated gloves and jacket and charging my phone as well!

Omega kit is nice, but given two...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,789
Posted By Pink Floyd
Considering how old these bikes are it probably...

Considering how old these bikes are it probably isn't a bad idea to just replace all the seals and gaskets. I just did all three seals and gaskets on my /5 and it was a fairly pleasant job. You'll...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,444
Posted By Pink Floyd
It's not the bikes

Did you ever consider that maybe you changed more than the bikes? What if you're just old and grumpy?

There were and always will be good bikes and bad bikes.

I just rode my 1970 R75 across the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-20-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By Pink Floyd
An older bike with low miles would make me even...

An older bike with low miles would make me even more inclined to want to check out and lube the splines. I know it is quite a hot topic of debate, but my feelings are that an airhead that is...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-20-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By Pink Floyd
Thumb Thanks for the reply! I definitely want to go...

Thanks for the reply! I definitely want to go with a matching jet set from an 800cc airhead.

Also, I should have mentioned that I did replace the floats, float needles, slide needles, diaphragms...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-20-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,725
Posted By Pink Floyd
I hang mine on a nail in the wall. Also, golf...

I hang mine on a nail in the wall. Also, golf tees in the ends of the tube work perfectly :D
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,725
Posted By Pink Floyd
I made mine a bit bigger since my carbs were...

I made mine a bit bigger since my carbs were really off when I first got the bike. If they're too short and they are really off balance one cylinder will suck up all the oil in a matter of seconds! ...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By Pink Floyd
Question R75/5 Carb and Jet Questions

I had my bike on a cross-country trip not too long ago and I was finally able to get some good mileage statistics. Unfortunately my average was about 30-32 MPG on interstates going about 65-75 MPH....
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,448
Posted By Pink Floyd
Haha don't I know it. It's a miracle I made it...

Haha don't I know it. It's a miracle I made it back on schedule and under my own power! My family members thought I was nuts and really didn't think it was a good idea to start my first big trip so...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,448
Posted By Pink Floyd
I just got my film developed at CVS and paid...

I just got my film developed at CVS and paid extra for the Photo CD. They don't look as good as the actual prints but they are a hell of a lot better than my attempt at scanning glossy prints...
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,448
Posted By Pink Floyd
The winds were brutal that day. The absolute...

The winds were brutal that day. The absolute worst was around El Paso with huge tumble weeds blowing all over the place. I felt like I was riding a 45 degree angle the whole time with the side...
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,448
Posted By Pink Floyd
Talking Coast-to-Coast BMW R75/5 [NJ to CA round trip - Nov.15 - Dec.15 2009]

Short Intro:

Ok, so I got back over a month and a half ago but have yet to put anything together. The trip couldn't have gone any better but I literally had ~$20 in my checking account and no...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-18-2009, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By Pink Floyd
Thanks for the suggestion! Also, yes, I replaced...

Thanks for the suggestion! Also, yes, I replaced both needles, however the needle jets looked fine so I did not replace them. I also forgot to mention that at slower speeds when there isn't much...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By Pink Floyd
Question Need some mid-trip advice: Getting 30 mpg on my /5 - Time to drop a needle?

Hello all! So I'm riding my 1970 R75/5 coast to coast from NJ to CA. I'm currently in Amarillo, TX and the bike is doing unbelievably well. I've got a bunch of tools packed but haven't had to pull...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,377
Posted By Pink Floyd
Total wattage output is 450 watts, but of course...

Total wattage output is 450 watts, but of course that is the absolute max. What you would want to know for picking out your gear and lighting is watts at cruising speed or probably even a little...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,377
Posted By Pink Floyd
Thumb Installed the EnDuraLast Alternator Kit on my '70 R75 - Best Purchase to Date!

I am posting this because I was a bit apprehensive about dropping $500 on a new charging system. In addition to not being able to run any heated gear or other accessories, my stock charging system...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-02-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,407
Posted By Pink Floyd
Cry R75/5 Transmission Rebuild - Are my gears shot? [PICS]

1970 R75 - ~30,000 miles

Long story short: I've had the motorcycle since April 2009. First trans oil change, metal flakes (not just smooth dust particles) on the magnetic plug. Filled with Red...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,147
Posted By Pink Floyd
Ah that's what I was thinking, too. Makes sense...

Ah that's what I was thinking, too. Makes sense not to have the oil rings perfectly aligned.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,147
Posted By Pink Floyd
Thumb Thanks again for all the suggestions but I'm...

Thanks again for all the suggestions but I'm still not sure on how to position the three ring set! I included a picture (sorry for the quality) that shows the two gaps and also where the middle ring...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,147
Posted By Pink Floyd
Thanks for the quick reply! The Popsicle stick...

Thanks for the quick reply! The Popsicle stick is a good idea. Can you tell me how the three piece rings are supposed to be arranged? Should the gaps be lined up or offset in any particular...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,147
Posted By Pink Floyd
Pissed Need help installing piston into cylinder - Airhead - [PIC]

Motorcycle: 1970 R75

So I need your advice on how to get the last three piece piston ring into the cylinder. I have the first and second rings 120 degrees apart, but what am I supposed to do with...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By Pink Floyd
Question Special tool (BMW No. 200) needed to install airhead rocker assemblies?

Motorcycle: 1970 R75

So I've got my cylinders disassembled in order to replace a bunch of gaskets and do the pushrod seals. I skipped ahead to the reassembly section of the Clymer manual and they...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-04-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,286
Posted By Pink Floyd
http://www.wrenchmonkees.com/images/bikes/monk11_0...

http://www.wrenchmonkees.com/images/bikes/monk11_01.jpg

"186 800 Danish kroner = 35 719.1488 U.S. dollars" :eek1
Forum: Old's Cool 09-03-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,828
Posted By Pink Floyd
So all my connections and wires are cleaned and...

So all my connections and wires are cleaned and look good. I'm only showing 11.20v at the battery with the engine off and about 10.50v at idle with the headlight on. At 3k rpms I'm only getting...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-01-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,828
Posted By Pink Floyd
Thanks for all the replies! I'm going to go for...

Thanks for all the replies! I'm going to go for a nice ride to warm her up and come back with some numbers for you guys! The wires and contacts on this bike are in excellent condition, but I'll...
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