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Forum: Airheads 02-27-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,801
Posted By Tin Woodman
Try Hucky's in Florida. He has them in amber for...

Try Hucky's in Florida. He has them in amber for sure.

http://www.bmwhucky.com/0075pictures/007563/63121356986.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,833
Posted By Tin Woodman
I agree with Kanticoy. This is the ideal time to...

I agree with Kanticoy. This is the ideal time to freshen up the wiring - you won't regret it.

Are you handy with a soldering iron? If not, it's easy to master. If you're feeling overwhelmed,...
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,833
Posted By Tin Woodman
Perhaps a sparkling new wiring harness is the...

Perhaps a sparkling new wiring harness is the antidote. I hear they're not that expensive. May save you lots of money otherwise 'wasted' on adult beverages.
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 714
Posted By Tin Woodman
Now is the ideal time to rattle can it white on...

Now is the ideal time to rattle can it white on the inside of the bucket. I wish I had done mine prior to rewiring - you'll see why very soon.
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,836
Posted By Tin Woodman
Spectacular warm and sunny day in Vancouver.

New jet showed up yesterday. Coupled with a freshly cleaned accelerator pump, I seem to have found the extra power I was missing. Went for a spin today and can't stop grinning. I'm eating my words...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,836
Posted By Tin Woodman
Thank you, Lornce, for planting the seed.

Clearly, some of you are harboring notions of endless open roads, big skies, unhurried timetables and classic bikes. I must confess to have been bitten by the bug. There's basically nothing left to...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,836
Posted By Tin Woodman
That's it then? No more horsepower? I'm really...

That's it then? No more horsepower? I'm really PISSED!

http://ronmartin.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/mad-as-hell.jpg

I really was hoping for a little more excitement. Man, these bikes...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,836
Posted By Tin Woodman
Exactly - I'm expecting a miracle.

Exactly - I'm expecting a miracle.
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,836
Posted By Tin Woodman
A question about carburetion - R60/5

This bike has the 26mm Bings and I have been trying to synchronize the carbs using the 'by ear' technique. I can get it to run smoothly and idle at 800 rpm but on the road, I'm sensing I'm not...
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 737
Posted By Tin Woodman
And take plenty of pictures . . .

And take plenty of pictures . . .
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 737
Posted By Tin Woodman
Yes, you do have my sympathy. This is your daily...

Yes, you do have my sympathy. This is your daily commuter?

I just had my 4-speed tranny apart on my 60/5 and everything worked out fine in the end although if you're new to wrenching, this will...
Forum: Airheads 01-03-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,096
Posted By Tin Woodman
Unless you have an overwhelming need to restore...

Unless you have an overwhelming need to restore an airhead, I would probably walk from this one. I'm betting you will spend at least $5000 making it road-worthy. It would be very easy to spend...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,836
Posted By Tin Woodman
Don't suppose you'd like to share a photo or two,...

Don't suppose you'd like to share a photo or two, would you?
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,836
Posted By Tin Woodman
You're not fooling anyone, Charlie. Somehow I...

You're not fooling anyone, Charlie. Somehow I think it's more than a hobby for you - you should write a book.



I figure it took about 500 to 700 hours. Much of that time was spent...
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,836
Posted By Tin Woodman
. . . or an obsessive personality coupled with a...

. . . or an obsessive personality coupled with a morbid curiosity. I think I picked up the bug fixing my old BSA. Of course, everything was cheaper back then.
...
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,836
Posted By Tin Woodman
Year end bookkeeping

It's year end and I'm cleaning up loose ends. Thought I'd tally the costs involved in bringing my bike back from the dead. May be helpful to those considering a similar project. Couple of minor...
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,801
Posted By Tin Woodman
Bellingham sounds doable. I'm in Kurt.

Bellingham sounds doable. I'm in Kurt.
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 883
Posted By Tin Woodman
Canadian inmates might try Oliver Bienz in White...

Canadian inmates might try Oliver Bienz in White Rock, BC. He rebuilt my speedo/tach for my /5 and I'm very pleased with his work.
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,836
Posted By Tin Woodman
Plaka Revealed (now it all makes complete sense)....

Plaka Revealed (now it all makes complete sense).

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c8/My_Favorite_Martian_Ray_Walston_1963.JPG
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,836
Posted By Tin Woodman
Thanks. That does help and actually makes sense....

Thanks. That does help and actually makes sense. I'll give it a shot. Cheers.
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,836
Posted By Tin Woodman
mystery wire

Here's a photo of my R60/5 bucket (with fuses). Everything works nicely including flashers, instrument lights, brake lights, high/low beam and parking light. I seem to have one wire left over and...
Forum: Airheads 10-27-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,589
Posted By Tin Woodman
In British Columbia, they are called 'collector...

In British Columbia, they are called 'collector plates' and your bike must be at least 25 years old and in original condition. It is for pleasure use only and can't be used for business or going to...
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,647
Posted By Tin Woodman
The cam sprocket/gear are a two-piece...

The cam sprocket/gear are a two-piece interference fit. Perhaps the gear has separated from the sprocket. Does it look like this?
...
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,161
Posted By Tin Woodman
Irrespective of our best intentions, the English...

Irrespective of our best intentions, the English language continues to evolve -

http://www.mtpioneer.com/2012-June-Irregardless.html

As long as confusion is avoided, I guess it doesn't matter. ...
Forum: Airheads 10-21-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,826
Posted By Tin Woodman
Nice find! How did you hear about it? What made...

Nice find! How did you hear about it? What made the trip back home so stressful? What are your plans for the bike? We love a good story.
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,286
Posted By Tin Woodman
Saved five bucks and made this fabulous rear main...

Saved five bucks and made this fabulous rear main seal remover. I have no idea what else it's good for.

http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b638/Tin_woodman/IMG_0915_zpsc008d923.jpg
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,647
Posted By Tin Woodman
As long as you're taking the chain and bearing...

As long as you're taking the chain and bearing off, run a straight edge across both sprocket faces. Both sprockets are the same thickness so presumably they should both be in the same plane.
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,647
Posted By Tin Woodman
thrust bearing

Did the inner thrust washer come off its pins?
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 886
Posted By Tin Woodman
Nate, I too agonized over the RMS replacement...

Nate, I too agonized over the RMS replacement issue - sounds like we're two peas in a pod. I think I exhausted the talent on this forum and they're no doubt sick of my whining. For a positively...
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,836
Posted By Tin Woodman
http://i1329.photobucket.com/albums/w542/porker54/...

http://i1329.photobucket.com/albums/w542/porker54/BadgeGskt1_zps0a1cf905.jpg

As Pokie mentioned, apparently these bezels were a one-year issue - no doubt quite rare. But it will be a good winter...
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,836
Posted By Tin Woodman
Nope, never did find it. Can't seem to find it...

Nope, never did find it. Can't seem to find it on Hucky's site either. I must be looking in the wrong place. It's a pretty elusive part.
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,836
Posted By Tin Woodman
Good point about the base gaskets - they are...

Good point about the base gaskets - they are actually thinner than the originals (.020" compared to the previous .048") so it should have worked in my favor.
...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,836
Posted By Tin Woodman
A question about valve lifters.

A quick update - bike runs great. Big gap on rings was not a problem - compression is 135 on left and 145 on right side. Valves are correctly adjusted cold with .20mm on exhaust and .10mm on...
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,514
Posted By Tin Woodman
Sweet! You're an old soul my friend.

Sweet!

You're an old soul my friend.
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,465
Posted By Tin Woodman
Just curious - is your project progressing? Have...

Just curious - is your project progressing? Have you pulled the heads? I read the link you suggested - made me shudder.

I just had a brainwave. Before you resort to hammering the piston,...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,836
Posted By Tin Woodman
At the risk of giving you bad advice, I simply...

At the risk of giving you bad advice, I simply retrofitted the old Bosch torpedo fuse holders with blade holders you can buy anywhere. Stephen Bottcher's photo shows the old ones painted green at...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,836
Posted By Tin Woodman
Rolled the project outside tonight, fire extinguisher in hand.

Tightened up the petcocks, put a little gas in the tank, tickled the carbs and . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xos2MnVxe-c

Fired up like a champ - there's something almost eerie about...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By Tin Woodman
You knew we'd all tell you to just ride it -...

You knew we'd all tell you to just ride it - that's what it's for.

Plan many trips, get into trouble, get out of trouble, have some adventures, have many adventures, think about your last trip,...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,836
Posted By Tin Woodman
Good point although I don't need to call myself a...

Good point although I don't need to call myself a cheap bastard - others will happily do that for me.

The start switch checks out OK and I'm liking the idea of keeping the protection circuitry...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 24,836
Posted By Tin Woodman
Battery is fully charged and installed. All...

Battery is fully charged and installed. All lights operate correctly with the exception of the turn signals because I haven't installed a new flasher unit. Spark plugs are bungeed to cylinder jugs...
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