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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,328
Posted By r60man
BMW loyal. Started because my father worked at a...

BMW loyal. Started because my father worked at a dealership and I could get parts cheap. First was a R60 that I bumped to 750cc. I am not a rich man so I have to buy used or new that is cheap. In...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,389
Posted By r60man
If you top off the tanks to avoid condensation...

If you top off the tanks to avoid condensation then you should be fine.

I have two bikes which get run during the winter and I never use Sta-bil. My R75 was out of commission from February to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-17-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,198
Posted By r60man
I voted against the ABS. You are building a...

I voted against the ABS. You are building a naked, stripped down, only the essentials bike. ABS components are heavy, bulky and not really necessary. I do not know how much you plan on riding the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-16-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 16,205
Posted By r60man
I followed the whole thread and I just want to...

I followed the whole thread and I just want to say, well done. You gave it all you had, I look forward to next years effort. Thanks for the entertainment.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,924
Posted By r60man
You have to remember that for some of us the...

You have to remember that for some of us the dirt is where we grew up. I started riding bikes in the dirt at age 5. I grew up in the woods behind my house on a variety of dirt bikes. It made me the...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,401
Posted By r60man
Lots of racers did this to their Triumph, BSA or...

Lots of racers did this to their Triumph, BSA or other British vertical twins for racing flattrack. When they exploded it was glorious.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,158
Posted By r60man
In years gone by I commuted every day in every...

In years gone by I commuted every day in every temp. Now my commute is less than 4 miles and I have to carry to children. So I do not commute as much. For years my students would bet on "when I would...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-29-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,962
Posted By r60man
How about an Ecomobile? ...

How about an Ecomobile?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djLZ4i4rq_o
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,636
Posted By r60man
In 2003 I bought a 1993 K1100RS. My insurance...

In 2003 I bought a 1993 K1100RS. My insurance company had never heard of the bike, therefore they would not insure it. I asked if they insured K100s, and yes they did, Ok so how about the K1200? Yep,...
Forum: Airheads 10-26-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,018
Posted By r60man
The advantages of having a wife that sews. I told...

The advantages of having a wife that sews. I told her about the fraying issue and she said "just use Fray-Check. It is essentially clear glue, but once you sue it there are no issues with fraying...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,406
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 10-20-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
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, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 984
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, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,298
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, 08:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,483
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, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
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, 07:21 PM
Replies: 34,989
Views: 8,725,329
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, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
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, 07:20 PM
Replies: 34,989
Views: 8,725,329
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, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
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, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
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, 06:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,638
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, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
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, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
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, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
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, 10:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,638
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, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
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, 07:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,472
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, 06:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,284
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, 06:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,836
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, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
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, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,003
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, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Poll: NO Tool Tray
Views: 1,594
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, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
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, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
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, 04:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,641
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, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
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, 06:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,721
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, 06:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,430
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, 06:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,450
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...
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