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Forum: Airheads 05-09-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 2,811
Views: 512,040
Posted By band-aid
I have one if you need. Just pay shipping from...

I have one if you need. Just pay shipping from NYC - cant be much.
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By band-aid
Thanks! Mine is on the bike and a little harder...

Thanks! Mine is on the bike and a little harder to access so this is pretty helpful. I have been searching for these collars so I can limit my advance and it looks like I'm going to have to DIY it...
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By band-aid
Thanks, I don't see them in the online store but...

Thanks, I don't see them in the online store but I'll give a ring during business hours to see if they have em. Could save me the trouble of determining the ideal OD size.

As far as welding the...
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By band-aid
Diameter of posts on advance unit?

Anyone happen to know the diameter of the posts on the advance unit for a 74 BMW R60? I don't know if that part varied across models but I'm trying to source some brass bushings to limit max advance...
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,941
Posted By band-aid
That is indeed a problem on my OTHER R60/6. This...

That is indeed a problem on my OTHER R60/6. This post has been about a friend's bike that I've been working on. I am considering the Reed Valve swap but I'm also considering just renewing the old...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2,811
Views: 512,040
Posted By band-aid
R60--> r75

Disston,

Since I've already read a few threads on here about it I didn't want to bore everyone with a new one about this type of conversion.

I am definitely aware of the different cam profile...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2,811
Views: 512,040
Posted By band-aid
Looking for R75 top end

I'm looking for an R75 top end pre 9/1975 or more specifically has a 97mm base OD for an ill advised r60 conversion project. Also seeking carbs for an R75 to match.

Hoping to find something in...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,941
Posted By band-aid
Some progress

Had a chance to get in to the timing case one evening this week and found the points gap set incorrectly and the timing retarded quite a bit. Adjusted both and the bike idles better and ran without...
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,941
Posted By band-aid
Pommie John- Thanks, we are on new plugs already-...

Pommie John- Thanks, we are on new plugs already- I'm going to check the timing on Saturday and assess the points. I don't know the history of the bike or when the points were last inspected/set or...
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,941
Posted By band-aid
Plaka, while I have appreciated your advice in...

Plaka, while I have appreciated your advice in the past on other issues I think your comment is unproductive and rude.

I have in the past year alone (successfully) replaced my clutch, torn down...
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,941
Posted By band-aid
Throttle lag and stalling

Hi all,

So my friend and I got around to rebuilding the carbs and found a couple of odd things. I noticed that the idle jet was screwed out about 2 1/2 turns on both carbs. I also found the...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,941
Posted By band-aid
1974 R60/6 fouling plugs-not running well

Hi all,

This time I'm inquiring about a friend's bike that I am helping to work on. He recently acquired another 1974 R60/6 (just like mine) but with about 35,000 miles on it.

When he got...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By band-aid
Thanks for the input thus far. I've called...

Thanks for the input thus far. I've called Randy Long and left a message. I think between my bike and two other friends we may be sending him three sets of heads so maybe we'll get a volume...
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By band-aid
R60/6 Top end rebuild

Hi all,

I'm looking into some advice on a top end rebuild for my 1974 R60/6 with about 80k miles.

Currently the bike is running, and by my estimation, pretty well BUT I do have a lot of oil...
Forum: Airheads 10-15-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,951
Posted By band-aid
Pinging

Bill, what kind of decrease in performance and mpg would you anticipate if I were to go the low test base gasket method? I'm less concerned about the fuel consumption because it doesn't really use...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,951
Posted By band-aid
Laugh Thanks!

Just a bit of closure. Thanks to everyone who contributed! I put the bike back together a few days ago with a brand new clutch (all four components) and all new clutch release mechanism (bearing,...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,951
Posted By band-aid
Laugh Throwout Bearing

So, I finally got around to pulling the throwout bearing, pushrod, piston, washer assembly in the transmission and here is what I found...

The bearing was literally gone. There was a pile of...
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,951
Posted By band-aid
Eek Throwout

Thanks all. I am replacing all four of the clutch components and I already have a new throwout bearing (needle cage?) ready to go if necessary. I will pull that apart on Thursday and start the...
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,951
Posted By band-aid
Question Clutch gone

So after another ride, the clutch failed completely on the way home. I could hear some light scraping and then suddenly no clutch.

The bike has already been torn down and is sitting in my shop...
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,951
Posted By band-aid
Good clues

Thanks for all the advice. I was thinking that there might be an issue with that throwout bearing but does that account for the loss of power? It definitely would account for the squeal according...
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,951
Posted By band-aid
Question BMW R60/6 - Clutch and other advice

Hi,

A few questions for all you knowledgeable airheads out there.

The first is clutch related-

So, I just took a 1300 mile trip two up with luggage on my 1974 BMW R60/6 and learned a little...
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 127,876
Posted By band-aid
Question Question about Speedo settings

I recently installed an Acewell 2853 on my BMW R 60/6. I opted for the cable drive converter instead of the magnetic bike style counter for the speedometer. Installation was a cinch but the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-11-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,456
Posted By band-aid
Cry 1974 BMW R60/6 transmission problems

Was riding the other day when suddenly a horrible noise came screaming from the transmission accompanied by a very difficult downshifting process as I pulled off the highway. The noise doesn't...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-18-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,846
Posted By band-aid
Question 1974 BMW R60/6 Headlight wiring and other questions

I recently purchased my first airhead and I'm now going down the list of fixes and things that need improvements. I'm a total noobie to this bike (and bike mechanics in general) so forgive the lack...
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