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Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By davef
Wasn't asking an inmate to carees the cheeks....

Wasn't asking an inmate to carees the cheeks. Just the seat. Anyone?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By davef
Yo, I need a R1100GS Seat

Anyone have a front seat for a R1100 GS they need to get out of the garage?

I need to send my seat in for repairs. Unfortunately, I don't have a spare lying around, and I don't think I can stand...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 185,371
Posted By davef
/2 carb issues sorted!

So I did this full rebuild on my /2, but the carbs have been giving me fits. You might remember a while back, I purchased an ultra sonic cleaner in the hopes that it would fully clean them out and...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,203
Posted By davef
Nomad tents are now Redverz:...

Nomad tents are now Redverz: http://www.redverz.com
Forum: Old's Cool 08-10-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,404
Posted By davef
Congrats on the good running off idle. Sounds...

Congrats on the good running off idle. Sounds like you're in the ballpark now, though it sounds like you may be out of balance at idle (shaking). Remember that to get a good sync the engine needs to...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-10-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By davef
For fork oil, I believe the factory spec was 5wt....

For fork oil, I believe the factory spec was 5wt. I like 7.5wt because it gives me good feedback from the road, and makes the bike feel planted to the asphalt.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-09-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,404
Posted By davef
It is easiest to see the slide by removing the...

It is easiest to see the slide by removing the air tubes. Then, just back the big screw off until you see the slide seat all the way in the carb body. once that happens, you'll screw the big screw in...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-09-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By davef
You can rebuild the forks without removing the...

You can rebuild the forks without removing the whole front end from the frame, though I would say that if you're going to go into the forks, the steering bearings might warrant an inspection or...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-08-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By davef
I've been working on a /5 project for a while...

I've been working on a /5 project for a while now. It's a total frame up restoration. I just rebuilt the forks and posted some pics here:...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-08-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,404
Posted By davef
Welcome to the fun of the /5. First, do yourself...

Welcome to the fun of the /5. First, do yourself a favor and read through snowbum's great carb article: http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/synchcarbs.htm I just copied and pasted the article into word and...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-08-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,333
Posted By davef
The /6's normally have points and condensers but...

The /6's normally have points and condensers but this bike was converted to electronic ignition. I'd second that it could be something with the coils, plugs, caps or sparkplug wires.

I was...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,439
Posted By davef
I'll be there

I'm heading out from Avon Lake, OH on Thursday. My planned route will take me through the Allegheny National Forest on my '98 R1100GS.
...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 56,052
Posted By davef
Just remember that the homebrew is on you when we...

Just remember that the homebrew is on you when we all finally get together. This year's national is in PA, which is kinda of in the middle for all of us. We should all go there and take over a...
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 56,052
Posted By davef
I'll take care of your rides while you're away!...

I'll take care of your rides while you're away! :evil
Forum: Old's Cool 04-15-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 40,981
Posted By davef
I don't know yet how long they'll last. This is...

I don't know yet how long they'll last. This is my first set. I have over a 1K on them so far and they still look new.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-15-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 40,981
Posted By davef
Absolutely put all the steel wheels on the...

Absolutely put all the steel wheels on the sidecar rig. Sidecars tend to put a lot of lateral forces on the wheels when turning. Aluminum rims would fold sooner under those forces.

The metzler K's...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,755
Posted By davef
Dat, You're quite welcome for the board....

Dat,

You're quite welcome for the board. Hopefully that'll get you up and running.

Between this project and the /2, I've been running ragged. The /2 has developed a rather nasty differential...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,755
Posted By davef
The never ending project

This has been one hard-to-get into project. Part of it is because I've spending a lot of time getting in shape for the 2011 Death Race June 24th in Pittsfield, VT. http://www.youmaydie.com

Anyway,...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 56,052
Posted By davef
Dan's right

Matt,

You gotta get that case to 350 or so. I just set the oven to 350 and baked the case for 30 mins. Meanwhile, I had put the crank and cam in the freezer about an hour and half prior to...
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,886
Posted By davef
When I was rebuilding my R50/2, most folks...

When I was rebuilding my R50/2, most folks recommended I send my cylinders and new pistons/rings out to the folks at Bore Tech. They know they're business, and the newly honed and painted cylinders...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2010, 06:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,998
Posted By davef
Rick at Motarrad is a good guy. Give him a call,...

Rick at Motarrad is a good guy. Give him a call, and he'll likely even walk you through diagnosing the problem. That's where I'd start.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,755
Posted By davef
Alright, let's get back at this

So, while we wile away the hours before trick or treating, I thought I'd get back at the /5 project.

Today, I wanted to get the motor back in the frame, so it'll start looking like a bike again....
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,755
Posted By davef
Still seal fine

Dan, I hear you on the warpage issue. However, my carbs are apparently still true. I check all my carbs by squirting a little WD40 around the flange/gasket interface while the bike's running. If the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,755
Posted By davef
Dan, I actually had blockage, which made the...

Dan,

I actually had blockage, which made the bike hard to start and tough to keep idling.

I ran it through the cleaner, and man, these are like new. Bike fires first kick again and runs well....
Forum: Vendors 10-30-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 133,694
Posted By davef
Woohoo!

Thanks Dan,

The deal was great, and I got them three days after ordering! They came already set with pre-load for the model of bike, but I'll need to ride it a bit to fine tune the ride.

How...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,755
Posted By davef
Details

Dan, trust me when I say these suckers are clean thanks to the ultrasonic cleaner. Plus, you don't have to scrub them, and it cleans out all the passages too.

The 3/4 gallon is just a chinese...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,755
Posted By davef
Sidetracked again

Ok guys,

So I got sidetracked off the project again. This time, it was to test out the ultrasonic cleaner on my /2 carbs.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1400/5128044601_992ab15f7e_b.jpg
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,710
Posted By davef
Damn!

I totally forgot to use the advrider discount when I ordered. Oh well. Won't forget the next time.

The clamps, though, did the trick. I really like the fact that it came with reuseable clamps....
Forum: Old's Cool 10-16-2010, 06:07 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,755
Posted By davef
Thanks Mark! You should do the conversion...

Thanks Mark!

You should do the conversion thread. After I finish this project, I have to figure out what I'm going to do with the original /5 motor, tranny and final drive. Dirt bike? Cafe Racer?...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,755
Posted By davef
Sorry, Forgot to answer that. I just went to my...

Sorry,
Forgot to answer that. I just went to my local auto parts store and picked up a cheap 12x1.50mm helicoil kit, which came with an assortment of inserts, insert tool and correct size tap. All...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-13-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,027
Posted By davef
Yeah, listen to Dan. Don't do a thing until you...

Yeah, listen to Dan. Don't do a thing until you pm us because the two of us just went through huge mechanical restorations on our /2s. You can see some of my build in this thread:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-13-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,755
Posted By davef
Mark, The final drive is off an R90/6. I'm...

Mark,

The final drive is off an R90/6. I'm putting it on my project because I need a way to deliver the power from the R90S motor going into the /5 frame.

There is a special tool needed to get...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-12-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,755
Posted By davef
I want the finished bike to make good power in a...

I want the finished bike to make good power in a sleeper package.:evil

And thanks, Renner, for the advice and help with the front forks.

I still have a ways to go. I need to find a painter...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-11-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,755
Posted By davef
It has been a while. Shame on me for not...

It has been a while. Shame on me for not following the advice to do something on the project everyday.

Anyway, I'm slowly back at turning my R60/5 into a stock-looking fire-breather with an R90S...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2010, 06:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,710
Posted By davef
Success

The parts from Beemer Boneyard arrived mid-week. I was able to get them installed in a few minutes. I like the fact that the hose clamps they provided are the reuseable screw-type. (much more...
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 56,052
Posted By davef
I hear you, man. The /5 project is killing...

I hear you, man.

The /5 project is killing me. My /2 hack needs to get a new rear main seal. (My fault installing it.) That's on order. I just finished up the final drive reseal and helicoil job...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 56,052
Posted By davef
Matt, your project looks too nice. Have you seen...

Matt, your project looks too nice. Have you seen this one:

http://www.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/bmw_r60.jpg

That's what you should be building. Now get back to work. This is...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By davef
Ooops

Talk about resurrecting an old thread. I should have mentioned that back in '08 I finally tracked the source of my tank vacuum to a completely plugged up charcol canister.

I did a canisterectomy...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,710
Posted By davef
Stupid plastic quick disconnects

So I was in my garage last night to enjoy some quality time with the beer fridge, cigars and 1100GS when the Gods decided to smote my happiness.

I went in there intending to upgrade my failing GS...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 40,981
Posted By davef
Man, where do you find the time? I'm lucky if I...

Man, where do you find the time? I'm lucky if I can keep making progress on one project, but you seem to always have a ton of things going on. Good luck, those /2 are fun to work on. I just redid my...
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