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Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7,271
Views: 1,147,301
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
Xchallenge fuel light question...

Hello all...

I'm a new Xchallenge owner. I ran out of fuel the other day:huh. I was expecting the fuel light to come on. It didn't, so I just kept driving. Mind you, this was in my first tank of...
Forum: Vendors 06-09-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 32,304
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
I'm in!

I'll order a set if they are still in production!
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 139,469
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
I don't think an LED will work, as they require a...

I don't think an LED will work, as they require a specific polarity (pos to one side neg to the other)... has to be a basic lamp as far as i know. i'm doing the same and used a little lamp from...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,574
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
okay... just placed my order with Chicago...

okay...

just placed my order with Chicago BMW:

1 x 36312301737 (36312301737) = $16.80
1 x 36311230322 (36311230322) = $6.71

hopefully the 36312301737, described as 10.7MM vs the other...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,574
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
Bluhduh been looking all over for this sleeve... not sure...

been looking all over for this sleeve... not sure what i'm looking for, having never seen one. doesn't seem to show up in the A&S parts fische. if anybody knows where an image of the thing or vendor...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,574
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
:nod thanks for all the info... i've looked all...

:nod thanks for all the info... i've looked all over the interweb for these thrust sleves... can't find them. i'd like to replace the missing one on the left and find a wider one for the right. if...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,574
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
Question Wheel alignment question.

So...

Here's a shot of the right side of my rear wheel ('76 R75/6):

<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/omNfxEOlDpDAdIz2AQpFOA?feat=embedwebsite"><img...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
Question Let's talk steering dampers...

i removed mine (from a '76 r75/6) the other day to see just how much life she had in her... seems to be lifeless. just dead weight. i'm wondering if it would be a good idea to repair/replace the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,484
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
Question Triple Tree, lower as upper... Why not?

Howdy all, Double-Noob here...

I've been thinking about cleaning up the front end of my '76 r75/6. I'm debating just removing old cluster (tach dead, speedo almost dead) and tossing my steering...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-04-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,005
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
update...

howdy all. a little update... the tig welder at school has been offline for repairs for two weeks so my project has stalled a bit. of course, as a double-noob my welds were pretty sloppy. some time...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,005
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
Great looking boxes RTW02!!

Great looking boxes RTW02!!
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,005
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
In which Double-Noob tries to weld...

Hello All,

Tried my hand at tig welding aluminum today. It's not easy! I have a lot of respect for the craft now. Any of you experienced welders out there will be deeply disturbed by what you see....
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,005
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
Hi JTwind... Good point about the Happy Trails...

Hi JTwind... Good point about the Happy Trails boxes. They would also seem like a good deal to me if I didn't have the luxury of a metal shop at my disposal. My partner laughs at me at times over my...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,005
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
Phew!

I hadn't thought of that!... Just measured a six pack of long necks... luckily the dimensions are 7.5" long x 4" wide x 8.25" tall. It will fit!... Now I wonder what a twelve pack measures.:wink:
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 27,130
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
Hi Loveall. Thanks for the pannier build info....

Hi Loveall. Thanks for the pannier build info. You inspired me to try my hand at it. I started a DIY hard case thread here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=565749

Cheers,
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,005
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
DIY hard case thread

B-M-Double-Noob will start it off...

I have access to a nice metal shop where I teach at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington so I thought I'd try to make some panniers for my R75/6....
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,015
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
Here's a thought...

from royal enfield:

oops... i guess this is about tank bags though. anyhow...

http://store.royalenfieldusa.com/aftermarket-parts-accessories/luggage/detatchable-leather-saddlebags
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,969
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
hey blaine, yep, the PO had my pipes rotated...

hey blaine,

yep, the PO had my pipes rotated 90 degrees outward putting the tabs on the pipes in the perfect spot to be attached via the rear foot peg bolts. i guess this is an option if one is...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,969
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
Thumb We have a winner! Whomever attached the pipes...

We have a winner! Whomever attached the pipes last, conveniently affixed them to the rear peg bolts. I guess it's an option if one wants the up-swept look. I rotated them 90 degrees, picked up some...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-30-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,969
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
thanks everyone! i'll try to sort it out this...

thanks everyone! i'll try to sort it out this eve. the pipes were on the bike (my first) this way when i purchased it a month or so ago... hence, the confusion. i really am a noob.:D
Forum: Old's Cool 03-30-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,969
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
Doh!

ah... wait a sec. it's starting to sink in. :wink: okay... something to do when i get home from work. i'll report back. although, on second glance, i don't see how the angle will change if pipes are...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-30-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,969
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
i'm hearin' what you are sayin', but these tabs...

i'm hearin' what you are sayin', but these tabs that are welded to the pipes (red circle) look to be in the right place.

i'm at work now and away from the bike so i can't double check.

but......
Forum: Old's Cool 03-30-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,969
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
Nice rack!... but, what's wrong with this picture?

hello all... i won this rack on ebay. it's the genuine article, as i can see the BMW logo stamped in. i repaired a weld and sandblasted it... plan to powder coat next. i just did a test fit on my...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,725
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
hi east, i like the short seat a lot. guess...

hi east,

i like the short seat a lot. guess it's a police seat? i have the long one too, but i like the pseudo-cafe look, or something close to a /2. maybe it looks more retro. it's pretty wide...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,725
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
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Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,725
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
Note to self...

Note to self... Always have the battery guy load-test the battery he is selling you!

Hello, All. And thanks a bunch for all the advice. I'm embarrassed to say that ultimately, the NEW :devildog...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,725
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
oops... thanks to blaine.hale for the diagram too.

oops... thanks to blaine.hale for the diagram too.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,725
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
Hello Everyone, First off... Wow! Thanks so...

Hello Everyone,

First off... Wow! Thanks so much for all the advice, ideas, and condolences. And thanks to Cordless and Pjcr12 for the diagrams... above and beyond the call. I sincerely appreciate...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,725
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
Okay... Thanks! I'll try this tomorrow and report...

Okay... Thanks! I'll try this tomorrow and report back. My assumption is that my starter is good, as it's brand new. And the battery is good, as it's new (12V, sealed, AGM, charger reads full). Plus,...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,725
Posted By B-M-Double-Noob
Bluhduh New Battery, New Starter, No go, What Next?

Hello all! :D

I know its hard to believe, but after reading the Olds Cool forum for about a year, I ended up buying a 1976 R75/6 recently. Youd think Id have known better. But, here I am,...
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