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Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By 53dodgekustom
84 fork slider removal

I'm having trouble getting the fork sliders off. I removed the small allen bolt and let the forks drain. I loosened the big allen bolts but they just seem to spin and spin and never come out. I can...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,257
Posted By 53dodgekustom
Found the instructions on the net. I think I will...

Found the instructions on the net. I think I will try to static time it and adjust it until there both right.
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,257
Posted By 53dodgekustom
So I got it all back together and fired it up. I...

So I got it all back together and fired it up. I went to set the timing and now that the jerkyness is gone from the nice new chain I can now see that I have another problem.

I'm getting a dual...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,257
Posted By 53dodgekustom
Guess I was overly frustrated last night....

Guess I was overly frustrated last night. Magnetized them and popped them both on first try with a screwdriver.

Thanks guys!!
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,257
Posted By 53dodgekustom
How do I get these stupid clips in!!!!! Any...

How do I get these stupid clips in!!!!! Any pointers are greatly appreciated. I've already bent two of them. Luckily I have four. Is it possible to get the master link in from the rear so the clips...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,977
Posted By 53dodgekustom
Even r60/5's can wheelie. All 46hp put to use! ...

Even r60/5's can wheelie. All 46hp put to use!

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p209/53dodgekustom/255228_3611040108581_1608633451_n.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,257
Posted By 53dodgekustom
I think I will do exactly this. If the cam gear...

I think I will do exactly this. If the cam gear wasn't such an ordeal to replace I'd replace it too but it's not worth the hassle or risk of screwing something up.

Surprising the cam seal wasn't...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,257
Posted By 53dodgekustom
Wow, I didn't notice how galled up the cam gear...

Wow, I didn't notice how galled up the cam gear was. I'm guessing that was from someone over tightening the points or something.

This tool looks like it will do the trick! Then I will be able to...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,257
Posted By 53dodgekustom
Duplex timing chain replacement

Hello everyone,

My /5 was showing signs of the timing jumping around quite a bit so I decided to tare into the timing chain. The bike has around 70k on it I think.

Looks like it has the stock...
Forum: Airheads 10-28-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 23,521
Posted By 53dodgekustom
My 71 R60/5 ...

My 71 R60/5

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p209/53dodgekustom/null_zps4ca63be8.jpg (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/53dodgekustom/media/null_zps4ca63be8.jpg.html)
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Forum: Airheads 09-29-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,368
Posted By 53dodgekustom
So. Few questions. Does anyone know what kind of...

So. Few questions. Does anyone know what kind of floating rotors these are? I've looked at EBC but they look different. These are really warped. Couldn't find any markings on them.
...
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,368
Posted By 53dodgekustom
Made it down to the BMW grass roots dealer open...

Made it down to the BMW grass roots dealer open house today. 500 miles on it so far. Electrical problems seem to be fixed. Still running rough but I have tuneup parts ordered.

Kept up with my...
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,368
Posted By 53dodgekustom
Will do. And note taken! Sent from my...

Will do. And note taken!


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Forum: Airheads 09-13-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,368
Posted By 53dodgekustom
Just bought my dream bike.

Welded up the broken saddlebag mounts.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p209/53dodgekustom/null_zps26557a94.jpg

Time for some touring!
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,368
Posted By 53dodgekustom
Fixed it! Opened the headlight and found a red...

Fixed it! Opened the headlight and found a red wire that had burnt a bunch of others. Replaced some others and that one. No more flickering! The green wires were for heated grips that someone cut...
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,368
Posted By 53dodgekustom
Put a new ignition switch I had laying around....

Put a new ignition switch I had laying around. Fixed the problem with the lights turning on. But it still does the flickering at 5k and above.

Then I found this surprise. Three green wires with...
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,368
Posted By 53dodgekustom
Found my lighting problem. The ignition switch is...

Found my lighting problem. The ignition switch is loose. Took all the wires off and cleaned them. But the back is loos from the housing and when I wiggle it the lights flicker. How does this thing...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,368
Posted By 53dodgekustom
I figured some of you guys would remember my...

I figured some of you guys would remember my grandpa. Most people called him "Too Tall" or "Dancing Dave" at the rallies. He was quite a character.

Anyone who was affiliated with Grass Roots BMW...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,368
Posted By 53dodgekustom
Plaka, Thanks for the input. You are a...

Plaka,

Thanks for the input. You are a wealth of knowledge.

I never store my helmet on the mirror I just put it there in the picture to get the effect of just got done riding, bugs all over...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,368
Posted By 53dodgekustom
So it seems like the engine starts running rough...

So it seems like the engine starts running rough above 5k in any gear. And at the same time the dash lights and the headlight dim and flick on and off. The volt gauge still shows 13 or so when this...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,368
Posted By 53dodgekustom
I plan to this winter. Right now I just put...

I plan to this winter. Right now I just put silicone on it so I can ride it more to see what I need to rebuild and fix this winter.
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,368
Posted By 53dodgekustom
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p209/53dodgekus...

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p209/53dodgekustom/null_zpseeeff1c1.jpg


Temporarily fixed the drain plug. No leaks! Went for a 50 mile ride and noticed something strange. When I get over 5k...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,368
Posted By 53dodgekustom
Yes. In Fayetteville IL. Dave Westcott. Did you...

Yes. In Fayetteville IL. Dave Westcott. Did you know him?
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,368
Posted By 53dodgekustom
I was told that they are K75S bars but I'm not...

I was told that they are K75S bars but I'm not positive they are. I know several people run the K bars though. Barley clears the fairing.
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,368
Posted By 53dodgekustom
Just bought my dream bike.

Backstory:

Back in 1984 my grandpa bought a 1984 Last Edition R100RS. I remember seeing it when I was very little. He went to put 300K miles on it in the next 10 years going to many, many rallies....
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 167,467
Posted By 53dodgekustom
This followed me home the other day. 84 Last...

This followed me home the other day. 84 Last edition. 95K miles. Can't wait ti ride it!

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p209/53dodgekustom/null_zpsf1aa2501.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,278
Posted By 53dodgekustom
My 71 R60/5 with 30mm Delorto's gets an average...

My 71 R60/5 with 30mm Delorto's gets an average of 37 mpg I'd say. Riding between 60 and 70 mph. I have gotten a best of 52 mpg riding 45 mph following a slow /2. Riding 2 up into the wind trying to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-04-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 413,842
Posted By 53dodgekustom
More oldskool BMW wheelies. Last summer on an...

More oldskool BMW wheelies. Last summer on an abandon airstrip in Michigan. Got the old 600 to go 101 mph via GPS even.
...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,908
Posted By 53dodgekustom
Some progress, On it's way back together....

Some progress,

On it's way back together. Installed new intake tubes from a R75. They fit my carbs much better than the R60 ones that I had to hack up.
...
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,908
Posted By 53dodgekustom
Nope! I don't think that would run to well! I...

Nope! I don't think that would run to well! I have 30mm Dellortos on it. It's runs quite well. Way more responsive and more power than the 26mm Bings had. If you use full throttle at low RPM it bogs...
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,908
Posted By 53dodgekustom
Well I've made some progress. Found some...

Well I've made some progress.

Found some sweet Wixom bags for it.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p209/53dodgekustom/null_zps2c2dc101.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 03-06-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,908
Posted By 53dodgekustom
Thanks. I think I will install it a few mm proud...

Thanks. I think I will install it a few mm proud and call it a day.
Forum: Airheads 03-06-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,908
Posted By 53dodgekustom
So how far should I insert the new rear seal?

So how far should I insert the new rear seal?
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,908
Posted By 53dodgekustom
Yea, I plan on putting the breather in and...

Yea, I plan on putting the breather in and putting it back together and checking the pressure with a gauge somehow.

Thanks for the link! That is helpful.

The pipes are quite loud but I get a...
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,908
Posted By 53dodgekustom
Whelp I ordered a new rear seal, O-ring and...

Whelp I ordered a new rear seal, O-ring and clutch assembly today from BMW. $$$ Gonna order some more pieces and tools tomorrow.
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,908
Posted By 53dodgekustom
I've had several bad excperinces with the guy I...

I've had several bad excperinces with the guy I took the trans to. Very flaky and just not a good business man. Wish that wasn't the case but it just is. I'm sure it's the gasket.

Since the oil...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,908
Posted By 53dodgekustom
A few predicaments with a R60/5.

Hi folks. I have a 71 R60/5 with some issues, I am hoping you guys can help!

The bike in question, with it's usual puddle of trans fluid and some engine oil underneath it.
...
Forum: Airheads 12-28-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 73,160
Posted By 53dodgekustom
I think if you will find that if you have the...

I think if you will find that if you have the foot pegs mounted and at the correct height to clear the headers that the kickstarter will bottom out on the peg rubber. My kickstarter has torn my...
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,823
Posted By 53dodgekustom
I might be wrong on this but by looking at the...

I might be wrong on this but by looking at the pictures it looks like your fairing is using the original turn signal brackets and headlight. Just simply unbolt them from the fairing and bolt them up...
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 73,160
Posted By 53dodgekustom
Looking good man. Were gonna need to go for a...

Looking good man. Were gonna need to go for a ride when you get it on the road.
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