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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 11:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,738
Posted By r60man
A couple of years back I went to the BMWMOA rally...

A couple of years back I went to the BMWMOA rally in Johnson City, TN. The way down was Freeway, until Skyline Drive, then the Blue Ridge Parkway. Stayed overnight in Southern VA, then more BRP to...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By r60man
I am sure you could find an inmate here in the...

I am sure you could find an inmate here in the U.S. that could be an intermediary for you. Send them the battery tray and a few $$$ and have them get it painted, or have them do it, then send it back...
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 811
Posted By r60man
The rubber bands work fine, you just need to...

The rubber bands work fine, you just need to remember t replace them regularly. I do it every two years. For the money (they are cheap) they work better than most bodge jobs I have seen.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,106
Posted By r60man
I just want to know the asshat that named the B...

I just want to know the asshat that named the B King. Because I don't know about you I think Burger King, every time, which makes me think of fat people, and then I assume the owner is fat. My mind...
Forum: Airheads 10-11-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,147
Posted By r60man
Adjustable foot pegs, bar risers or different...

Adjustable foot pegs, bar risers or different bars available. You can really make an airhead fit you. I am about your same height, and I have no issues on a basically stock R75/6, although the...
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By r60man
Wayyyyyy too much work for grips. Simply slide...

Wayyyyyy too much work for grips. Simply slide your switches towards the center of the bar. Insert the end of the air compressor end that simply blows. Give it a blast and watch it fly across the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 34,234
Views: 8,392,870
Posted By r60man
Yes, ditch the garter, they can get caught in the...

Yes, ditch the garter, they can get caught in the chain, and well that could get ugly.
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By r60man
The Rubber Chicken Racing Garage takes Paypal...

The Rubber Chicken Racing Garage takes Paypal exclusively. I have been to the shop and offered to get cash and he said no, he preferred Paypal for a number of good reasons.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 34,234
Views: 8,392,870
Posted By r60man
I have a pair of lace up AlpineStars that I love....

I have a pair of lace up AlpineStars that I love. Here is the deal. You tie them in a double knot which leaves the loops really small, then you tuck the loops into the top of the boot on the inside...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By r60man
Nope not sealer, coming from the inside of the...

Nope not sealer, coming from the inside of the unit, large cracks as well. I guess after 40 years some things just can not make it.
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By r60man
I pulled the front cover off and I could see...

I pulled the front cover off and I could see nothing wrong. So I pulled the tank. The coil has goo coming out of it on both sides. Blackish. Thinking it is shot. Bought a multimeter. How do I test...
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,359
Posted By r60man
Paperwork, we don't need no stinking paperwork. ...

Paperwork, we don't need no stinking paperwork.

Take a look at the VIN stamped above the oil dipstick. Compare to this page: http://bmbikes.co.uk/chassispages/enginechassis750.htm it will tell...
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By r60man
This was my thought as well. I have an assortment...

This was my thought as well. I have an assortment of old plugs under the seat, and I am not sure it the weak spark is because of it being an old abused not cleaned plug from under the seat, or an...
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By r60man
I have a test light. LOL I will dig into the...

I have a test light. LOL I will dig into the front cover again, I did look at all of that stuff but I did not tough anything.
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By r60man
The bike has a kill switch that interrupts the...

The bike has a kill switch that interrupts the ground. I had that switched. I doubt I fried anything since it ran great until it died,and it still has spark.

No bean can, it is an older model.
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,359
Posted By r60man
I have an R75/6 and I can answer some of the...

I have an R75/6 and I can answer some of the questions.

1. Are the rims aluminium? please tell me they are...

If they are stock, yes.

2. The steering damper on the top yoke doesnt seem to...
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By r60man
R75/6 died on the road, ideas?

So this morning I was going to breakfast with some other BMW riders. I was taking my 1975 R75/6. Started great, ran strong until I got about 7 miles down the road. As I came to a red light, it just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,133
Posted By r60man
Same here, kinda. Got my first minibike at 5, and...

Same here, kinda. Got my first minibike at 5, and the crashing commenced. Road in the dirt for a solid 17 years. Got my first street bike at 21. That was 29 years ago and well over 100K miles. She...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,930
Posted By r60man
I really want to go to some hard to get places. I...

I really want to go to some hard to get places. I am looking as a bike about 650cc, taller suspension, knobby capable. Many bikes fit this. We will see what I can find used.
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,649
Posted By r60man
Here is my take. I am never selling my airhead,...

Here is my take. I am never selling my airhead, it was my father's and when I pass on it will become my girls. I am just really tired of overpriced classic bikes. "collectors" drive that market and I...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By r60man
Been there done that. Your odometer is not...

Been there done that. Your odometer is not functioning properly and it needs to be fixed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,872
Posted By r60man
Totally fake. Two cars and a truck involved....

Totally fake. Two cars and a truck involved. Pffft.
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Poll: NO Tool Tray
Views: 1,467
Posted By r60man
You really didn't have one for me. I have my tool...

You really didn't have one for me. I have my tool tray in place, but no tools in it, they are in one of the saddle bags. In my tool tray I have extra spark plugs, spare cables, valve stem innards,...
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,115
Posted By r60man
It is fairly local for me. I would buy it, but no...

It is fairly local for me. I would buy it, but no cash. Good luck!
Forum: Airheads 08-24-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By r60man
Awesome! Out of curiosity what tires did you run,...

Awesome! Out of curiosity what tires did you run, and how did they hold up?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,399
Posted By r60man
Get yourself to a parking lot and practice panic...

Get yourself to a parking lot and practice panic stopping. Best thing to do is take a friend and have them signal you to stop so you do not anticipate. Mostly front brake, rear to settle the bike.
...
Forum: Airheads 08-23-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By r60man
It is worth nothing, you should just send it to...

It is worth nothing, you should just send it to me and I will throw it in the corner with the other junk. PM for the address. :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,646
Posted By r60man
I have a R75/6. It is a classic. Yes it has a...

I have a R75/6. It is a classic. Yes it has a single disc brake, but it has carbs, and the iconic boxer engine. It also has a classic motorcycle look. In other words it doesn't look like a...
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,254
Posted By r60man
Really nice! I am not going to beat on anyone...

Really nice! I am not going to beat on anyone that mods their bike, it is theirs to do with as they wish. You have done a nice, classy job. Love the grey on grey. Great job!
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,138
Posted By r60man
Are they Fonzie cool? No, not really. But I do...

Are they Fonzie cool? No, not really. But I do find mine very comfortable in the summer. This one is on my R75/6, I have had it for almost 20 years. It was made from a black sheep, so no dye. My...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 34,234
Views: 8,392,870
Posted By r60man
It is a cool video but I have never really gotten...

It is a cool video but I have never really gotten the "butt cam" camera angle. Sure you get to see body movement, but really for the most part it is just the dudes butt.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 34,234
Views: 8,392,870
Posted By r60man
I believe that it is a kit car made in the shape...

I believe that it is a kit car made in the shape of an Enzo mobile on a Pontiac Fiero Chassis. Why? Not a prancing Pony in sight, especially on the wheels or rear of the car.
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 907
Posted By r60man
That rear drive was used on these models: ...

That rear drive was used on these models:
R50/5
R60/6
R60/7
R65 1977-80
R65LS

Notice that R75/6 is not on the list. There is your issue.

You should post some pics you may have a real...
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By r60man
Wixom bags are good for what you describe except:...

Wixom bags are good for what you describe except:

They do not pop on and off easily.
They do not have turn signals, but running lights
They are not totally water proof and will allow water in...
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,145
Posted By r60man
Proof is in the pudding as my parents always...

Proof is in the pudding as my parents always said. Just today I got a box back from Mr. Spokes. I ripped it open like a kid at Christmas. I put it on, and went for a ride. Hmmm. The Speedometer...
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,018
Posted By r60man
I carry two short pieces of 2X4 in my bags. With...

I carry two short pieces of 2X4 in my bags. With the bike on the center stand I lean the bike and put the 2X4 under the center stand. Repeat for the other side. It can be tricky, and if you have...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,145
Posted By r60man
I am anxiously awaiting the Fed Ex truck as we...

I am anxiously awaiting the Fed Ex truck as we speak hoping to get my gauges back. The wait was long, but I figured the tach has not worked for 10 years, what is another couple of months?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,644
Posted By r60man
I have a 6 year old girl as well. My first...

I have a 6 year old girl as well. My first thought hen you posted about communication gear was "He will talk HER ear off" LOL. I know my girl will talk and talk and talk non stop. Sounds like a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,847
Posted By r60man
My father worked at a Harley dealership. For...

My father worked at a Harley dealership. For years he would tell stories about guys coming in and buying bikes only to crash them down the block. Happened a lot it seemed.

I started riding at 5....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 20,330
Posted By r60man
I wouldn't ride anywhere near this nutcase. If...

I wouldn't ride anywhere near this nutcase. If that is going to set him off, jeez I couldn't imagine what would happen if you accidentally rode in front of him, or followed too closely. Seriously,...
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