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Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By dm635
Finally a Purple one that looked like my old...

Finally a Purple one that looked like my old beast.
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 23,203
Posted By dm635
This is a great tool. Well worth the money.

This is a great tool. Well worth the money.
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 619
Posted By dm635
I'm sure you've probably heard this, but I'll...

I'm sure you've probably heard this, but I'll post anyway.

Why do we drive on the PARKWAY

while we park on the DRIVEWAY

Just a funny for the day.
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By dm635
I opted not to go through the chopping, fitting,...

I opted not to go through the chopping, fitting, rewiring, etc... and maintain my original controls. Went with a dual undertank master from an R90S still running a 17mm piston and sofa its doing...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By dm635
May as well check in too. My '78 R80/7 has them.

May as well check in too. My '78 R80/7 has them.
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,244
Posted By dm635
Just last week after filling up on center stand...

Just last week after filling up on center stand and had been cruising the back roads easily i was surprised to be in the lower 40's. the next day though I was not so easy and dropped to mid 30's. I...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By dm635
Hi Nick. Can't help much with your charging...

Hi Nick. Can't help much with your charging issue. But I did need to comment on some similarities between your bike and a buddy I knew in high school. Knowing full well that your bike is blue and the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-16-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By dm635
No pics, but I rode a '74 Plum Purple TX-750...

No pics, but I rode a '74 Plum Purple TX-750 throughout the 80's while I lived in Houston. Hard to believe I survived riding in all that traffic without incident. I wasn't ATGATT during those days,...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 974
Posted By dm635
I'd try the dealer as well. You get a fresh cut...

I'd try the dealer as well. You get a fresh cut steel key. At least for BMW cars after you prove the vehicle is yours. last time I did it it took 2 or 3 days and cost about $15. Now that has been a...
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By dm635
The local Car Quest supplies paint and & related...

The local Car Quest supplies paint and & related materials to most of the body shops in the area. They have a nachine that reads the paint, gives them a mixing code, and you walk out needing exactly...
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By dm635
It doesn't mean that it didn't happen when out &...

It doesn't mean that it didn't happen when out & about. The day I noticed it I'd already been out hitting the back roads for a couple of hours. Can't tell you if it was on when I ventured out, but I...
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By dm635
Yes, zip tied through the hook on the cover to...

Yes, zip tied through the hook on the cover to the closest solid mount. Left side still securely mounted using the same mounting method, it just simply took flight on a couple hour ride, never to be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8,466
Views: 1,709,686
Posted By dm635
Just a few hours ago. At the local parts house...

Just a few hours ago. At the local parts house stopped for a Qt. of bike oil. My bike's parked right at the door so can't be missed from the guy at the counter. So he kind off asks, out on the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-10-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,641
Posted By dm635
Impressive. I can hardly handle the 1,000 miles...

Impressive. I can hardly handle the 1,000 miles to Houston in a cage. Did do it once in 14 hrs and that was scootin' along. I know doing it in a cage means nothing here.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 43,555
Posted By dm635
I like that. I had a bike from the original post....

I like that. I had a bike from the original post. A '74 which I think was the last year, a beautiful plum purple TX750A. Rode it all through the 80's. Other than my brother in law taking it off road...
Forum: Airheads 06-10-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By dm635
Thanks guys. Now that I've lost one want to be...

Thanks guys. Now that I've lost one want to be double sure this time.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By dm635
Been running K70's on my air head. Got about...

Been running K70's on my air head. Got about 5,500 miles on the rear. Front still looks very nice. Will see how long this second rear lasts. Rear is a 4.00 X 18.
Forum: Airheads 06-09-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,494
Posted By dm635
At first before I knew any better I used C.C....

At first before I knew any better I used C.C. because of the gentleman I purchased the bike from. He had been using them since the mid 80's. No problems my first few items. Then it went down hill and...
Forum: Airheads 06-09-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By dm635
Your tips for installing/securing /7 side covers

I lost the original '78 cover a few weeks back. The worst part of it is simply losing an original to the bike part. In short order I recieved a flat black cover from an inmate in Denver. Thanks much...
Forum: Airheads 06-09-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,875
Posted By dm635
Shortly after installing the filter that started...

Shortly after installing the filter that started this thread I got the correct recommended quality filter and ordered 5 of the white o-rings for future filter changes. When I was new to this bike all...
Forum: Airheads 06-09-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By dm635
The guy I bought my R80 also has a '76 R90. The...

The guy I bought my R80 also has a '76 R90. The volt meter has been jumping around as well as pegging out for years. He's not worried about it and it is not frying batteries. I feel it's just the...
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 391,077
Posted By dm635
I had to deal with a leaky pet cock on mine when...

I had to deal with a leaky pet cock on mine when I got it. Capital cycle sells (or did) rebuild kits for the Karcoma. It's held up so far. It is easier to just replace the assy.
Forum: Airheads 06-05-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 19,475
Posted By dm635
Gotta love those Swedish wagons. Been driving...

Gotta love those Swedish wagons. Been driving them for a while now.
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,671
Posted By dm635
That's the best news yet. Here's hoping for...

That's the best news yet. Here's hoping for smoother shifting. It's certainly not getting any worse. Fluid changes have been normal.
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 19,475
Posted By dm635
The one thing I never thought I'd post about on...

The one thing I never thought I'd post about on this forum is my RC sail boat. My father & I spent 10 yrs sailing Galveston Bay on an old Aquarius 25 or 26'. When I came back to KY I have a pond I...
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,671
Posted By dm635
That's a good point. Metal close to battery leads...

That's a good point. Metal close to battery leads can't be a good thing. I can see it eventually leading to letting the smoke out. I'll get a replacement cover and closely monitor it like the tire...
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 391,077
Posted By dm635
Need right side battery cover

Right side cover for a '78 /7. Having a wonderful extended ride yesterday. During a short stop/break noticed an empty hole where there once was the right side cover. Trip was on pavement.

Please...
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,671
Posted By dm635
I haven't placed a request in flea market yet....

I haven't placed a request in flea market yet. Anyone one have a right side cover?. And disston I did have 3 different holes drilled for 3 zip ties. Will have to keep a closer eye for any of them...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,671
Posted By dm635
That's what I had. Actually 3 on each cover. I'm...

That's what I had. Actually 3 on each cover. I'm in the market for a right side cover. I'm buying if you're selling. Color not important, but an 800cc Brown would certainly fit the bill since there's...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,671
Posted By dm635
The splines have not been lubed. I do have the...

The splines have not been lubed. I do have the moly Honda lube on hand for when the moment arrives. I've done my maintenance but been lazy putting off the splines.

Maybe I'm expecting way too...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,671
Posted By dm635
The dm635 is not very original. It does however...

The dm635 is not very original. It does however make it easy to remember as I use it on other forums some as long as 10 yrs.

The dm is for David M. and the 635 is obvious.

My bike is low...
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,671
Posted By dm635
I should declare this a "how do you shift" thread...

I should declare this a "how do you shift" thread so it doesn't become confused as an age old oil thread that can go on for ever. Don't want to go there even though I did start with that question...
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,671
Posted By dm635
I have adjusted the way I shift. Primarily...

I have adjusted the way I shift. Primarily pre-load on up shifts, doesn't act up on down shifts.

The GL4 is what's called for on my old '87 BMW coupe. Something about the yellow metals inside the...
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,671
Posted By dm635
The bike is the one in my sig. A '78 R80/7. Just...

The bike is the one in my sig. A '78 R80/7. Just a single airhead owner. Guess it does sound like I'm looking for a mechanic in a bottle. I'm not though.

I've considered synthetic but I'd rather...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,671
Posted By dm635
Trans fluid

At the risk of yet another oil thread. I'd like some info on a brand that helps rid intermittent false shifts. My machine has a little over 20K on it. I've had very intermittent 4 to 5 false...
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,383
Posted By dm635
Good for you on the shakedown run. Even though...

Good for you on the shakedown run. Even though I've put on 7K miles since I've had this bike, I did manage about 100 miles yesterday. I too have a noise around the throw out bearing once nice and...
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By dm635
I've left the buzzer on my '78 operational. I did...

I've left the buzzer on my '78 operational. I did however add a couple layers of tape to silence it a touch.
Forum: Airheads 05-17-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 247,720
Posted By dm635
I got the Norris points. They told me the...

I got the Norris points. They told me the condenser was Norris as well. There was no marking so who knows. Still working much better than the junk set I received from that company known as C.C. They...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,047
Posted By dm635
Been driving old BMW cars for a while now. The...

Been driving old BMW cars for a while now. The Gen light works the same. No light no charge. I believe starting in '87 there's also a resistor across the bulb holder or the socket to eliminate the...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,768
Posted By dm635
Wow, just wow

Wow, just wow
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