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Forum: The Garage 07-10-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By dmack
Ibmwr

No affiliation, but saw this on IBMWR. Don't know how much you want to spend.

R1100GS parts for sale
Parting out my 1997 R1100GS. Parts available include: Complete forks set $250; complete...
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,803
Posted By dmack
possibility

My guess would be a bad battery or ground connection. How old is the batt? I have a 91 that my wife occasionally rides. The batt is several years old and I put it on my battery tender every couple...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-30-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 24,611
Posted By dmack
Work Box

Two suggestions.

1- I picked up a bike/atv jack used for $30 and really liked it for working on the goose initially. I could roll it to the middle of the garage to tinker, then move it back to...
Forum: The Garage 06-06-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By dmack
Battery

If the battery is completely dead or an open circuit, the bike probably wouldn't run off of just the alternator output. If you have another battery, throw it in and try.

Good luck,
Dave
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By dmack
possibility

You might try a place called "Murph's" in Eugene. The guy I bought my last airhead project from has used him and seemed happy.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,022
Posted By dmack
Haynes Manual

Specifies 5w or 10w, .47 liters. If you can't find the seals, Honda has one that is equivalent. P/N 91255-KBH-003. They were around $10 each last year when I did mine. Also, if you don't have a...
Forum: The Garage 04-23-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,937
Posted By dmack
Rfvc

I believe this was an unfortunately common problem on that vintage XR350/500R. If I remember correctly, the issue was the cam chain skipping a tooth and eating the valves. I have an 84 XR500R that...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,649
Posted By dmack
Nice

Just stripped my T3 to the bones.

Are you reusing the wiring harness or did you have to get a new one? Mine was missing at least half, and the rest was beyond butchered.

Dave
Forum: Old's Cool 03-29-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By dmack
Thanks

I appreciate the info.

Looks like more custom work (hopefully with minimal BFH work) to fit an Eldo dash.

Thank again,
Dave
Forum: Old's Cool 03-29-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By dmack
Guzzi Fork Question

Hello,

So what holds the Eldo/Ambo series forks in the triple clamps? I can see the lower triple pinch bolts, but what secures them in the upper clamp? My guess is maybe a flange below and...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,361
Posted By dmack
Well Nuts

Most good hardware stores will carry well nuts. They are the rubber bushing with brass threads inside. As you tighten them up, they swell in the tube for securement. I paid $1.70 each earlier...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By dmack
Same issue

I found the same thing on my 71 R75/5. Felt/heard a slight grinding when rolling it into the trailer when purchasing as a rolling basket case.

Pulled the rear wheel and found the broken spoke...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 206,212
Posted By dmack
Not sure how it will turn out

I know it isn't supposed to work, but I am going to give it a shot. My goal is to have an Ambo/Eldo look to the T3. It may be sacraligious, but I really do not like the look of the T3 stock tank. ...
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,046
Posted By dmack
Lift

I resisted for several years, but finally realizing I couldn't afford a lift table, I bought a used Powerlift MC lift for $30 to help on pulling the engine/trans from a Guzzi project I am starting.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 206,212
Posted By dmack
Thanks

Thanks Zenben and Zook. I appreciate the pics and suggestions. I didn't have the $ to get an Ambo or Eldo, so I am doing my best to convert the T3 to Eldo bodywork (picked up a T3 rolling chassis...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 206,212
Posted By dmack
Pic request

Does anyone have a pic of the stop under the floorboard mount on a T3 that stops the kickstand from hitting the pipes? I picked up a project bike and finally figured out what the slag pile is on...
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,294
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 275,125
Posted By dmack
Priming Carb

If you run out of gas in your truck and decide to use the gas from the bike in the back to partially fill the tank - remember that if you are going to prime the carb with a McDonald's cup of gas...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,516
Posted By dmack
Many Possibilities

Hopefully not a seized engine or jammed tranny. How about the starter being stuck engaged with the flywheel? If the starter jammed out, it could cause it (and the least expensive to fix).

Good...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By dmack
Thanks

Thanks for the ideas.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By dmack
Guage Holder?

I am putting together a Guzzi and am looking for a aluminum or chrome mounting cup to fit the speedometer in (probably going to make a dash). Any suggestions were to locate one?

Thanks
Forum: Old's Cool 02-06-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By dmack
Rim size

The rear BMW rim size was either 1.85 or 2.15 and front was 1.85, I believe (on the /5 at least).
Forum: Old's Cool 02-04-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By dmack
Tires

The old inch series are the stock sizes I just replaced on my 72 r75/5. I used a 100/90/19 for the front and a 120/90/18 for the rear and they fit. The front is probably a size to big (90/90 is...
Forum: The Garage 02-01-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,530
Posted By dmack
Looks Good

Is the adjustment system part of the FZ assembly or did you have to fab it? Any close-ups of the actual mounting system?

Keep up the nice work.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2009, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By dmack
Good Luck

The last, and only, time I tried it I dumped a can of RESTORE in my 81 Jeep CJ7 that had been running fine. I saw an automotive show (not infomercial) that recommended it.

I dumped it in and...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-13-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,404
Posted By dmack
Low mount

The stock 1100gs exhaust is lower than the PD, and the Staintune on my 96 is even lower, allowing for a full size bag on that side.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 807
Posted By dmack
1/4"

I went with 1/4". It worked but is rather snug when assembling. Can't wait to see what it is like to try to remove.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2008, 08:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,649
Posted By dmack
SW Motech

I have the SW bars and have been happy with them. Good price helps.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,916
Posted By dmack
Shaping Up

Looks great!

Just watch the bars. I had clip-ons to start my rebuild, but with the tank on discovered that I could only turn the bars a short ways before the turn signal switches would contact...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2008, 09:37 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 76,136
Posted By dmack
Pushrod seal install

I don't remember where I saw the info, but after reassembling the cylinder and head on my R75/5, it made sense.

Move the piston to TDC on the compression stroke ( both rockers loose). Pull the...
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 247,396
Posted By dmack
Oil Pressure Switch

Dasch,

Sorry, there are no markings on either the switch or the box.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-18-2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 22,817
Posted By dmack
Thinner option

I used Xylene (Xylol) prior to painting. Cleaned everything well and dries quickly.
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 768
Views: 247,396
Posted By dmack
Napa Oil Pressure Switch - NOT

Well, I just ordered and received the NAPA OP6065 oil pressure switch. It's threads are a lot coarser and the diameter is larger than the stock switch in my 1972 R75/5. Strike one.



I tried...
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By dmack
Light Wiring

Looks like the others covered it well. I just put one of the Emgo lights on my cafe project. Mine is grounded well through the two mounting bolts on the back of the light assembly (mine is the...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-09-2008, 03:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,672
Posted By dmack
You stole it

Enough said. Enjoy
Forum: Old's Cool 11-09-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 22,817
Posted By dmack
Depends

If you are looking for a bright finish, some people recommend a green scotchbrite pad.

I just wanted mine clean and only slightly shiny. I just used steel wool. The courser, the quicker. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-09-2008, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,553
Posted By dmack
Tires

Did you mount those tires to the stock rims? They are substatiantially wider than stock, obviously.

Like the look, just wonder how it will handle.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By dmack
Believe so

I looked it up once on the MAX BMW site and believe they were the same.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2008, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,755
Posted By dmack
New Brace

/5s have a weak top plate so some people make replacement conventional clamps. Here is a link to a new style top brace that would allow you to slide the forks up (it shows one for a /6 also). I...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-03-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By dmack
Agreed--to a point

After battling the deluxe Rustoleum semi-gloss black for two days, I really didn't want to start over because of a gas leak. May sound lame, but that is the way it is.

Thanks,
Dave
Forum: Old's Cool 11-03-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By dmack
Filter

Just checking and noticed that the filter that slips over the intake tubes has what appears to be a metal crush washer fitted to the bottom of the filter.

Just checked MAX BMW site and they list...
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