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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2,441
Views: 332,469
Posted By yankeeone
How is this baby coming...

How is this baby coming along?http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i399/kenstone1/Single%20Trailer%20Build/DSC01877_zps204314d8.jpg
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 81,938
Posted By yankeeone
If you had a nice bike with no title, this would...

If you had a nice bike with no title, this would be a good cure.
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 81,938
Posted By yankeeone
I have dealt with the seller of that bike before,...

I have dealt with the seller of that bike before, ask him about the front end , he has been pretty accurate in his descriptions of the stuff I bought.
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By yankeeone
Thanks for the replys, I will get a new set for...

Thanks for the replys, I will get a new set for spares, in the meantime soak these in gas to swell them back to shape.
Yes the gas has ethonol in it. Also the gaskets are from bing. I think they...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By yankeeone
78 r80 carb bowl gaskets

Hi , I took the float bowls off to drain the bowls for the season, and the cork gaskets dried and shrunk, can I soak them in gas and reinstall, or should I get new? The gaskets were new in the...
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,619
Posted By yankeeone
I did the same thing as you want to do, I found a...

I did the same thing as you want to do, I found a small trailer in the dump, and set it up as you described. For the the ramp, I made rails under the trailer, and slide the ramp under to store it. I...
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,070
Posted By yankeeone
I remember reading a description of the shifting...

I remember reading a description of the shifting process on a BMW, that you "snic" it from gear to gear. Now when ever I shift my 78/7 I can't help but hear the word when I shift, it really does...
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,063
Posted By yankeeone
I think if you were to compare say, a 77 Mustang...

I think if you were to compare say, a 77 Mustang to a 2009 Acura you would see the same contrast in comfort level at speeds over 100. Vehicle engineering and manifacture have come a long way.
Forum: Airheads 09-16-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By yankeeone
max bmw, the New Hampshire store.

max bmw, the New Hampshire store.
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By yankeeone
Had to fix my horn.. r80/7

I love it when a part is made to be repaired if it should need to be fixed. My left Fiam horn did not work today, and it was just a simple mater of undoing a few screws and cleaning the points. ...
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 81,938
Posted By yankeeone
"We'll see. I literally go nuts if I don't have...

"We'll see. I literally go nuts if I don't have a project to work on at all times. I've been that way since I was a kid."


I bet if you asked the bride she could find some stuff to work on, I...
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 81,938
Posted By yankeeone
I have been a few times, If you are close it...

I have been a few times, If you are close it would not have be a full day for you. The last time I went there was a Ducati trailer with bike test rides.
For ten bucks you can park your bike in the...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 81,938
Posted By yankeeone
Henry, are you going to bring the bike to the...

Henry, are you going to bring the bike to the Lars Anderson museum Sunday?
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 81,938
Posted By yankeeone
post #123 page 9

post #123 page 9
Forum: Airheads 08-09-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 81,938
Posted By yankeeone
I am on the Cape and would lend you a trailer,...

I am on the Cape and would lend you a trailer, but I would sleep on the problem for a night. I have a few to quick to react story's. but I don't feel like typing them out.
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 81,938
Posted By yankeeone
oil in it?

oil in it?
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 81,938
Posted By yankeeone
Where is that thing?

Where is that thing?
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 81,938
Posted By yankeeone
UPS is great, I had most of a 69 MGB delivered...

UPS is great, I had most of a 69 MGB delivered by them, not one problem.
After the car was done I brought the driver down to the shop to show him what he carried down the driveway one box at a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,548
Posted By yankeeone
nice story. enjoying your perspective.

nice story. enjoying your perspective.
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By yankeeone
Im thinking the chokes would bog it down, check...

Im thinking the chokes would bog it down, check the clamps at the head side of the carbs. for leaks. Also are the butterfly's in correctly? if they arent sealed she will idle high.
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,512
Posted By yankeeone
MotorcycleWriter...

MotorcycleWriter (http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=254064) thanks for posting that, I just did the ride and adjust one notch, it works!
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,512
Posted By yankeeone
I made the same "vacuum" gauge , I set the oil...

I made the same "vacuum" gauge , I set the oil level down lower so I have more time before the oil starts coming at me.
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,512
Posted By yankeeone
Hi, also check the rubber intake manifolds for...

Hi, also check the rubber intake manifolds for air leaks, imposable to get carbs right if you have a vacuum leak.
Brian
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By yankeeone
found it. I was lazy

found it. I was lazy
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By yankeeone
Bing flat top needle removal

Hi , I have a 78 r80/7 with bing flat tops, how do I get the needle out of the piston?

Thanks
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,147
Posted By yankeeone
Right, but the fluid travels up through the...

Right, but the fluid travels up through the reservoir and allows the possibility of air trapped up by the switch. on my bike the brake line comes in the side of the master.I picked the master just...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,147
Posted By yankeeone
When you look at the master, you will see the hi...

When you look at the master, you will see the hi spot is at the switch end, forward on the bike, so when you raise the master this helps the air out. look around the net there are descriptions of...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,147
Posted By yankeeone
Once I got in there for the switch, I found it...

Once I got in there for the switch, I found it was time- much gunk and corrosion, also the return hole was partly clogged so the brake was not releasing properly. Surprisingly it was not...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,147
Posted By yankeeone
I have the same model bike, and just rebuilt the...

I have the same model bike, and just rebuilt the master and the caliper. I had to replace the brake light switch,and that started the whole thing. Master rebuild kit and new switch installed, still...
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 81,938
Posted By yankeeone
You need a loaner trans while you wait. I wish I...

You need a loaner trans while you wait. I wish I had one to lend.
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 81,938
Posted By yankeeone
I was getting ready to ask.

I was getting ready to ask.
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By yankeeone
Maybe I will leave it. The bike has the...

Maybe I will leave it. The bike has the decompression gaskets at the base of the cylinders , it goes pretty good though.
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By yankeeone
I am going to put some foil tape over them and...

I am going to put some foil tape over them and see what happens. What will happen if the jets have been changed? buck and bog down?
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By yankeeone
78 r80/7 air box

Hi, I was wondering it the perferated air box was stock on the r80/7. There is one on mine, will I loose any thing if I change it out or tape it? Its loud on acceleration.
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,344
Posted By yankeeone
I had an 86r80 with no key, I sent a copy of the...

I had an 86r80 with no key, I sent a copy of the reg. to Bobs BMW with the # 0f the bike and they sent me a key that worked.
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 81,938
Posted By yankeeone
looks good, you going to use some carbon fiber...

looks good, you going to use some carbon fiber cloth on it? super day, everyone was out for a ride.
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 1,439,755
Posted By yankeeone
I like the bike, the side stand out of a box...

I like the bike, the side stand out of a box wrench is neat.
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By yankeeone
Update, bought napa switch it was a pipe thread,...

Update, bought napa switch it was a pipe thread, it leaked, so new bmw switch, master cylinder rebuild kit , tried to go with just new rubber parts in the caliper but she leaked. New piston and kit...
Forum: Airheads 05-17-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By yankeeone
Hi, well first it was the brake light switch,...

Hi, well first it was the brake light switch, bought one at auto parts store and it leaks at the threads, screwed with that, and now its master rebuild. I will get switch from bmw and continue.
Forum: Airheads 05-16-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By yankeeone
Thanks thats the way I went , the piston was...

Thanks thats the way I went , the piston was tight, so when she went, the seal was almost in too.
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