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Forum: Old's Cool 09-01-2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,220
Posted By Scootertrash58
Keep the /2

This bike costs you little or nothing to keep. If you ride it once a month, it's worth it. Those beautiful old /2s are getting to be fewer and farther between, and I gotta agree; IF YOU SELL IT,...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,213
Posted By Scootertrash58
Thumb I'm in with Tvrla on the sidestand issue. I was...

I'm in with Tvrla on the sidestand issue. I was taught a long time ago to lean the bike slightly to the right for about 5 seconds after shutting down and before putting it on the sidestand. Works...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By Scootertrash58
Thumb Not really wanting to get into a pissing contest...

Not really wanting to get into a pissing contest here, I disagree with Stagehand: I think that plug is running a bit too lean/hot. The insulator of a cold/rich plug would be black, just right would...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2007, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,015
Views: 374,048
Posted By Scootertrash58
Cool2 Just my opinion...

1. My personal tip/trick for all the Bing carb issues that show up in every airhead forum is Mikuni. Instant throttle response, set-em-and-forget-em reliability and at least a small boost in gas...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2007, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By Scootertrash58
Cool2 Where do you ride?

:super OK, this is the Old School, and most of us don't take our old scoots desert racing or on transcontinental tours. I know some of you do, and I mean no disrespect, but I suspect more than a few...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2006, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By Scootertrash58
Cool2 BMW oil pressure switch FYI.

Just for future reference, there are many other switches that will work just fine on the BMW and are easier to obtain at a lower price. For the last 6 years I've had a switch that was made for a...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2006, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,835
Posted By Scootertrash58
Cool2 I owned a '72 EG (shovelhead) Police bike many...

I owned a '72 EG (shovelhead) Police bike many years ago as my sole means of transportation. While not too hard to work with, I found it to be less than reliable by BMW standards. It needed almost...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2006, 04:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,155
Posted By Scootertrash58
I've used the Clymer manual for years now, and...

I've used the Clymer manual for years now, and while there are a few small differences between what it advises and the BMW partyline, it is detailed, informative and step-by-step. For pure...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2006, 04:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,822
Posted By Scootertrash58
Try Boxerworks.com for the valve covers. They...

Try Boxerworks.com for the valve covers. They should have some good used ones at a reasonable price.:super
Forum: Old's Cool 11-10-2006, 04:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,995
Posted By Scootertrash58
Cool2 Mac 2-1

:super I've modified alot of mufflers over the years, but haven't tried a 2-1 system, though they do have a certain look to them, performance issues aside. Being more esoteric than most perhaps, I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2006, 10:56 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 64,499
Posted By Scootertrash58
Cool2 A few nuggets picked up while flying under the radar

1. A motorcycle will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no motorcycle. -Unknown

2. Never relinquish your ability to maneuver. Never become...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2006, 04:34 AM
Replies: 7,161
Views: 1,434,242
Posted By Scootertrash58
Cool2 Scootertrash: It aint just a name

This is "Black Martha", my '71 R75(90)/5. Mikuni carbs, ported heads, lightened flywheel, 5-speed, 34/11 final drive, etc.:wink:
Forum: Old's Cool 06-30-2006, 02:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,662
Posted By Scootertrash58
Cool2 Scootertrash: It aint just a name.......

I agree everyone else, the frame, forks, wheels, brakes and even the front fender is late 70s/early 80s Yamaha. As for the engine, you can get the engine numbers to a good britbike shop and they...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2006, 05:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,704
Posted By Scootertrash58
Cool2 Scootertrash: It aint just a name.......

Let's see....When the alternator went out on my old '73 shovelhead and I didn't have the bucks for a new one, I rigged a truck battery in one saddlebag. Worked great as long as I hooked up a battery...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2006, 01:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,292
Posted By Scootertrash58
Thumb If memory serves, the stock 32/10 final drive...

If memory serves, the stock 32/10 final drive will get you around 4500 RPM at 70 mph (sweet spot in the RPM range) Check the top of your final drive where the driveshft housing mates to it, the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2006, 01:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,292
Posted By Scootertrash58
Thumb :clap Buy the bike! Sell me the mufflers! Join...

:clap Buy the bike! Sell me the mufflers! Join Airheads, check out /5 United on Yahoo groups and go to Boxerworks.com. Have some fun with a true classic that will likely outlive you and become a...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2006, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By Scootertrash58
Yep, Standard Beemer bars are 22mm. Enough...

Yep, Standard Beemer bars are 22mm. Enough difference from 7/8" so that controls won't swap over, but not enough to effect grips. I use ProGrips. Good for about 5000 miles and they don't go...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-09-2006, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,123
Posted By Scootertrash58
I too have a couple pics of my grandfather on his...

I too have a couple pics of my grandfather on his bike, an Exelsior Henderson, the first motorcyle in Stark County, OH. Known as a bit of a hellraiser and a bad boy, he was nonetheless a wonderful...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-09-2006, 01:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By Scootertrash58
Cool2 + another one for the /7. While any airhead is a...

+ another one for the /7. While any airhead is a more than suitable platform for what you want to do, I'd think the versatility of the /7 would make it easier to work with in making it YOURS. Want...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-09-2006, 01:04 AM
Replies: 8,243
Views: 3,269,537
Posted By Scootertrash58
Thumb Super-nice scoots, Motor. Got a clean Bultaco...

Super-nice scoots, Motor. Got a clean Bultaco parked in the living room.... My kinda guy!:freaky
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2006, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8,243
Views: 3,269,537
Posted By Scootertrash58
Thumb Super nice 750F, Motor, I like those pipes. ...

Super nice 750F, Motor, I like those pipes. Speaks with authority, I'll bet. How about a pic of that Sherpa? I haven't seen one in YEARS!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2006, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8,243
Views: 3,269,537
Posted By Scootertrash58
Wicked NICE sidehack, pfestus! Sounds like you've built...

NICE sidehack, pfestus! Sounds like you've built a solid ride there and a sharp final product.
If this works, you'll be looking at a pic of "Black Martha", my '71. If it don't work, I guess...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2006, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By Scootertrash58
Thumb I agree with Oilhed, the bodywork makes that...

I agree with Oilhed, the bodywork makes that machine. And if the paintjob pleases you, that's all that counts. It is kinda cool, once I got used to it. NICE BIKE!

"A motorcycle will get you...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2006, 07:36 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 28,096
Posted By Scootertrash58
Eek Is it not injected? I rode a friend's '04 for a...

Is it not injected? I rode a friend's '04 for a few weeks while he was recovering from surgery and my bike was recovering from a busted tranny. I just assumed it was injected because of the newness...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2006, 04:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,862
Posted By Scootertrash58
Wink Sweet bike! Looks like all it really needs is...

Sweet bike! Looks like all it really needs is the afore-mentioned rotors and ALOT more miles! Roll Easy.
Eric Schultz
'71 R90/5 "Black Martha"
'74 R60/6 "Momma's Shop Queen"
'77 XS400D "Rat...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2006, 03:50 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 20,244
Posted By Scootertrash58
Wink I'd recommend an older BMW. Early-mid 70s. R60s...

I'd recommend an older BMW. Early-mid 70s. R60s are plentiful, inexpensive (a GOOD one for $2500 max), and they last forever on minimal maintenance. Parts and service advice is plentiful (see Old...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2006, 03:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 28,096
Posted By Scootertrash58
Wicked I'd vote for the VTR as well. It's a very easy...

I'd vote for the VTR as well. It's a very easy ride, the bike does exactly what you tell it to do, and on a commute, if you keep your fist out of the injectors, you should see about 140 miles on a...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2006, 03:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,381
Posted By Scootertrash58
Wink Good plan, Scott. In the dimly-lit future, your...

Good plan, Scott. In the dimly-lit future, your R100, like my /5, may be worth collecting to someone who will probably have the means of determining the original color. This mythical collector will...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2006, 03:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,351
Posted By Scootertrash58
Hopefully there's a wrench or two in the box. ...

Hopefully there's a wrench or two in the box. Gonna need 'em. Love those coveralls........:1drink
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2006, 02:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,138
Posted By Scootertrash58
Wink I was all set to lay great wisdom down here, but...

I was all set to lay great wisdom down here, but y'all got it covered. Rick at Motorad Elektrik is great on the ignition and electrix. He sells an LED taillight that's unreal bright, by the way. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2006, 02:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,055
Posted By Scootertrash58
Wink Supersharp. I'm taking notes.

Supersharp. I'm taking notes.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2006, 02:28 AM
Replies: 8,243
Views: 3,269,537
Posted By Scootertrash58
I'm new in town and I like it already! My '71...

I'm new in town and I like it already! My '71 R75(90)/5 should fit the category. If not, I've got a Yammy XS400D Rat that is the very definition. Took a while to even find out what it was when it...
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