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Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By swanker
Question Turn Signal stops blinking after warming up

My OEM relay went out on my '78 R100 and didnt' want to drop $90 for a new one from bmw so found on here that you can use the Tridon 550 old school 3 prong auto signal relay.
I got the 552 (package...
Forum: Airheads 06-10-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2,673
Views: 468,339
Posted By swanker
Talking Peanut valve cover wanted

:clap

Looking for a Peanut valve cover, no road rash, cracks etc.
Ok if needs cleaned up, is painted etc.

:norton
Forum: Airheads 06-10-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2,673
Views: 468,339
Posted By swanker
PM Sent

PM Sent
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By swanker
:thumb Thanks, will head to Napa or a local...

:thumb
Thanks, will head to Napa or a local shop.
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By swanker
Rear Shock Rubber / Bushings 78 R100

I was given a pair of rear shocks from another airhead owner that are upgrades from my stock shocks. He had them mounted but kept the rubber bushings.
The rubbers on my current shocks are all tore...
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,500
Posted By swanker
ha! eBay collection... "Fists of Fury"...

ha! eBay collection...
"Fists of Fury" (http://r.ebay.com/soJtsF)
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,496
Posted By swanker
Ha! I figured I'd get shit for a friggin' lame...

Ha!
I figured I'd get shit for a friggin' lame ass selfie... but my svelteness was called into question! :P

I'll follow up with some detail shots of the subframe connection.
Without the bolts...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,810
Posted By swanker
I hope the VA has mental health benefits.

I hope the VA has mental health benefits.
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,496
Posted By swanker
I've not had much time yet to assess additional...

I've not had much time yet to assess additional damage but the sub frame surely is tweaked a bit. I have a parts bike that I can cannibalize the subframe if need be. I used the sub frame bolts from...
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,496
Posted By swanker
Watch out for potholes... sheared subframe bolts right off

In traffic it was too late for me to avoid this giant pothole so I stood on my pegs and went over/into it.
It was a huge, mini sinkhole (IMO).
I thought I had a flat rear at first as the ass end...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2,673
Views: 468,339
Posted By swanker
WANTED: Peanut valve cover

Have one and need another for putting on my '78 R100.
Are there L/R sides or interchangeable?
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By swanker
Same boat here and its hard as hell to source...

Same boat here and its hard as hell to source that hub/wheel without dropping a fortune. I've already got the front end from an '83 RT that I bought specifically for dual brembos on my 78 R100
...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,500
Posted By swanker
Yeah pretty fuckin' amazing isn't it? The point...

Yeah pretty fuckin' amazing isn't it?
The point was to identify what it was asshole.
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,500
Posted By swanker
Grand Budapest Hotel - /2 Spotted? - (edit: it's an R-12, err R-11)

Just saw the latest Wes Anderson movie The Grand Budapest Hotel.com/ (http://www.grandbudapesthotel.com/) (it was great btw) and Willem Dafoe's character rides what looks like a badgeless /2
Pretty...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By swanker
Thanks for all the replies. To me it feels more...

Thanks for all the replies.
To me it feels more like the plate slipping and not the actual points wearing out.
This set of points have been adjusted now about 4 times over the past 200 miles or so...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By swanker
Question Timing Goes Out often 78 R100 - points

My timing goes way out of whack too often it seems.
I have to readjust every 30-50 or so miles.
Almost entirely short city rides - 3-7 miles on city streets stop and go.

It seems to happen...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,805
Posted By swanker
Yeah that thing is shite. Hilarious the tank...

Yeah that thing is shite.
Hilarious the tank leaked all over the place and wouldn't start.
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2,673
Views: 468,339
Posted By swanker
Bing CV Carb Choke parts for '78 R100

I'm in need of a few small parts for the choke cable connections onto the carbs.

Anyone have these?

The adjuster screw/nipples I have that screw into the carbs for the choke cable are not the...
Forum: Airheads 03-10-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 626
Posted By swanker
Hmmm, how can removing the negative cable from...

Hmmm, how can removing the negative cable from the battery end repair the threads? ;)
Point taken but after the fact.

Thanks for the replies.
I think I hosed the threads by over tightening as...
Forum: Airheads 03-10-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 626
Posted By swanker
Stripped Battery Ground Engine Mount 78' R100

Removing and replacing the ground over and over while working on my ignition I managed to strip the threads on the engine that the negative lead from the battery screws into.

My current workaround...
Forum: Airheads 03-06-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 22,924
Posted By swanker
For fuck's sake. Get on with posting shit for...

For fuck's sake.
Get on with posting shit for sale
Enuff interweb forum bullshit
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,362
Posted By swanker
Thumb @Byron... Trip update plz!! :clap

@Byron... Trip update plz!!
:clap
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By swanker
I've an extra set of RT bars from an '83 that I'd...

I've an extra set of RT bars from an '83 that I'd trade for S, Euro or maybe clubmans for my '78 100/7
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,473
Posted By swanker
"If that makes me a hipster than call me Miles...

"If that makes me a hipster than call me Miles Davis."
I thought of the old lady in Billy Madison...
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.mandatory.com/media/2013/09/billy-madison-peeing.jpg



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Forum: Airheads 01-03-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By swanker
Spokes or snowflake?

Spokes or snowflake?
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,650
Posted By swanker
The customization on that speedhut site is pretty...

The customization on that speedhut site is pretty sweet.
Still not exactly what I'd like but close and the price seems decent.
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,931
Posted By swanker
I've got one off an '83 R100 RT that is 37/11 if...

I've got one off an '83 R100 RT that is 37/11 if you're interested.
If so thinking $150 .
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,512
Posted By swanker
what a bunch of haters. surprised I'm a bit...

what a bunch of haters.
surprised I'm a bit surprised
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,478
Posted By swanker
Chasing similar issues and eager to hear what...

Chasing similar issues and eager to hear what your root problem and fix was.
Come on already! :ear
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,512
Posted By swanker
Seem a little old to be fashionably lumped into...

Seem a little old to be fashionably lumped into the "hipster" label.
Besides, are there euro trash hipsters? :P
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,512
Posted By swanker
Blitz Motorcycle guys

BMW seems to want to harness some of the viral nature of the Blitz boys videos.
Don't see anything wrong with that.

http://vimeo.com/49445992
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By swanker
Gotcha, I thought this was that one... :freaky

Gotcha, I thought this was that one... :freaky
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By swanker
how'd this thread get purged? and why?

how'd this thread get purged?
and why?
Forum: Airheads 09-18-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,227
Posted By swanker
There's really no need to parse innocuous...

There's really no need to parse innocuous statements in replies.
Either drunk or trying to get things stirred up again after the 6+ pager that was overwhelmingly critical of your, ahem, style.
...
Forum: Airheads 09-18-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,227
Posted By swanker
Timing was waaay off. I didn't see the S at all...

Timing was waaay off.
I didn't see the S at all in the timing port.
Got it all adjusted and it's running like a champ, backfires and hiccups/burps mostly gone as well.

A few things tho:
1)...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,674
Posted By swanker
n/m

n/m
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,227
Posted By swanker
I'll check the diaphragms but I rebuilt them...

I'll check the diaphragms but I rebuilt them about 500 miles ago with new o rings and new diaphragms.
I wouldn't expect the diaphragms to be an issue at low speed though, thought that would be more...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,227
Posted By swanker
Question much higher rpms needed, troubleshooting help

Recently halfway home on the return leg of a short 20 mile ride each way my 78 r100 started having trouble at high speed. It was running great probably sustained speed of ~80mph around 4000 rpm when...
Forum: Airheads 08-29-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 16,272
Posted By swanker
I bet I could eat a hot dog while riding one....

I bet I could eat a hot dog while riding one. That's something you can DO on an Airhead GS.
Prob be able to rip a good fart too.
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2,673
Views: 468,339
Posted By swanker
Yours doesn't look like this? ...

Yours doesn't look like this?
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff38/R_Farmer/Wheel.jpg
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