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Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,108
Posted By BMWrider79
Check out the Battery Doc. It is a portable...

Check out the Battery Doc. It is a portable charger that will work with your battery. I have had one save my ass when my rotor went while on a long trip. Charged the battery overnight and it was...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,429
Posted By BMWrider79
I put a taller 5th in my '83ST when I rebuilt the...

I put a taller 5th in my '83ST when I rebuilt the gearbox and, for the type of roads that are here in Japan, it was the perfect fit. I am able to enjoy the narrow twisty slow two-lane roads that are...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By BMWrider79
I've read that soda doesn't do good things to...

I've read that soda doesn't do good things to rough cast engines. Never seen it personally so can't really say if it's true.
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By BMWrider79
Check out Machinerycleanery.com brushes. They...

Check out Machinerycleanery.com brushes. They work great and you don't have to worry about getting crap in your engine (which I've been told happens quite often when blasting)
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,441
Posted By BMWrider79
Airlist vs. this forum

Most of Cutter's posts
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,054
Posted By BMWrider79
Not sure about the other damage, but the pushrods...

Not sure about the other damage, but the pushrods look like what happens when the head gaskets are installed backwards.
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,751
Posted By BMWrider79
I've got one of those on my R80ST. Siebenrock in...

I've got one of those on my R80ST. Siebenrock in Germany had the supplier make a slightly shorter one for me. It works great and looks nice as well.
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7,436
Views: 1,491,540
Posted By BMWrider79
They make cars? Nice ride!

They make cars? Nice ride!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,371
Posted By BMWrider79
LOL "Duck!" A twofer! Tell me your wife is that...

LOL "Duck!" A twofer! Tell me your wife is that quick a wit. Glad you were ok.
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 153,349
Posted By BMWrider79
X c

X c
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,694
Posted By BMWrider79
It seems that you and I could spend a lot of time...

It seems that you and I could spend a lot of time thinking the other has missed the point. I am happy to admit that gears and bearings are not the same and that changing a gear dose not, in and of...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,694
Posted By BMWrider79
or this.. ...

or this..

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Gz34m4GRksk/Tp00wKEAlZI/AAAAAAAAB8Q/GO7SiTBU-aI/w1430-h1072-no/IMG_2659.JPG
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,694
Posted By BMWrider79
Yes, but you have to remove at least one bearing...

Yes, but you have to remove at least one bearing to change the gear -- assuming you can do that without damaging the bearing you still will have a different measurement once you put it back together....
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,694
Posted By BMWrider79
Not saying you're as dumb as I was(am), but when...

Not saying you're as dumb as I was(am), but when you changed out the fifth gear for the taller one did you happen to notice the spacer that was stuck to the old fifth gear? I didn't and I also got a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,215
Posted By BMWrider79
Ha now that makes perfect sense. I couldn't quite...

Ha now that makes perfect sense. I couldn't quite understand why a girl would run out in front of some random dude and his dog. Glad you all made it out ok.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,215
Posted By BMWrider79
Reminded me of a dear - just running down the...

Reminded me of a dear - just running down the middle of the road in the only path that could cause a problem.

For me, a childhood full of BMX bicycle racing and jumping, dirt bike racing and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 431,265
Posted By BMWrider79
Not sure if it's been mentioned, but don't be...

Not sure if it's been mentioned, but don't be egged into trying to keep up with macho types who comment on your "chicken-strips" or some such. Ride your own ride as the saying goes, because for...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,768
Posted By BMWrider79
To be honest I never paid any attention to the...

To be honest I never paid any attention to the warranty. It seems stupid to expect something to last a lifetime. My jacket and gloves have worked without exception for more than twelve years and I...
Forum: Airheads 05-17-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,319
Posted By BMWrider79
Saw three Japanese hipsters on Harley powered...

Saw three Japanese hipsters on Harley powered choppers today while taking a break at a local bike hangout. They had the look down pat as well as the act. Of course they were sitting next to a guy...
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 7,436
Views: 1,491,540
Posted By BMWrider79
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/T75bGulCtHAVxdIy...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/T75bGulCtHAVxdIyzRqTrT7ke5uA8fQ6XJlBtwG8u7Q=w552-h414-p-no
My R80ST in Shirakawago, Japan.
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,024
Posted By BMWrider79
Yes. I had to laugh at the cheap cover I bought...

Yes. I had to laugh at the cheap cover I bought from Motorcyclegear.com -- in big letters on the front it says something like, "it's not just a motorcycle, it's a -----". Couldn't stop laughing,...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,973
Posted By BMWrider79
Maybe it's just the photo, but that upper exhaust...

Maybe it's just the photo, but that upper exhaust stud looks bent towards the header pipe to me. You should also look at the lifters as well.

It also looks like the cover has been torqued really...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,271
Posted By BMWrider79
Of the three airheads that I own the only one...

Of the three airheads that I own the only one that will leak fuel is the one with the bing alcohol proof floats. If your bings are leaking then something is out of adjustment or damaged.
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,231
Posted By BMWrider79
The stand is from Siebenrock. It was meant for...

The stand is from Siebenrock. It was meant for the GS, but they had one made a bit shorter for my ST. It deploys from a seated position with no problem.

I agree with you about the old style...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,231
Posted By BMWrider79
Can't stand crash bars myself--even to the point...

Can't stand crash bars myself--even to the point of finding a replacement sidestand.

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Forum: Equipment 03-07-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,296
Posted By BMWrider79
I've gone down at speed fitted with motoport...

I've gone down at speed fitted with motoport gear. It worked well and I walked away just fine. I do remember thinking, "wow, this stuff really works" as I slid down the road. They also rebuilt the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 18,142
Posted By BMWrider79
I really dislike those stupid silver bells people...

I really dislike those stupid silver bells people put on bikes -- they're not cows for christ sake. Oh, and once I saw a guy with a "FYYFF" sticker on his bike and all I could think was, "fuck you,...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 366,193
Posted By BMWrider79
I finally built a wall mounted tire storage rack...

I finally built a wall mounted tire storage rack so that I could put in more bikes!
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Forum: Equipment 01-10-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 30,120
Posted By BMWrider79
This has been my reason for holding off on buying...

This has been my reason for holding off on buying this chair. I'm not as big as you, but have for a long time had trouble finding camp chairs that don't dig into my back. Thanks for posting this.
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By BMWrider79
Wow that turned out really nice! Making me what...

Wow that turned out really nice! Making me what to "S" my '79RS...
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By BMWrider79
It'll fit. I used one for a long time (a...

It'll fit. I used one for a long time (a telefix; http://www.telefix-products.de/product.php?id_product=155) and found that you must be very careful in how tight you make the clamping bolts to avoid...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,540
Posted By BMWrider79
Been using a Gerbing heated jacket and gloves for...

Been using a Gerbing heated jacket and gloves for years and the only down side is that they allow you to ride when you really shouldn't
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,012
Posted By BMWrider79
Have been using Held gloves for a few years now...

Have been using Held gloves for a few years now and am really impressed with them. I had a set of leather work gloves that I used for a while, but I found out the hard way how easily they come off...
Forum: The Garage 12-27-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,949
Posted By BMWrider79
I've been using one of these for years and really...

I've been using one of these for years and really like the way it operates.
http://www.loewen-versand.de/epages/63399221.sf/en_US/?ObjectPath=/Shops/63399221/Products/W62605580-BR
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,696
Posted By BMWrider79
Having just rebuilt a ST-replacing all the PO's...

Having just rebuilt a ST-replacing all the PO's GS parts with mostly stock-I'm a bit bias, but STs are getting hard to find and I'd imagine would be worth more as an ST than an almost GS. Of course...
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,391
Posted By BMWrider79
Personally I would trace the wires following a...

Personally I would trace the wires following a good diagram and put it back to stock configuration . Who knows what else you will find.
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,773
Posted By BMWrider79
They are sold by Motoren Israel. ...

They are sold by Motoren Israel. http://www.motoren-israel.com/product_info.php?info=p565_Oil-pan-for-BMW-2V-made-of-elektron.html
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,734
Posted By BMWrider79
Sorry for the lack of information, you're right -...

Sorry for the lack of information, you're right - it wasn't very helpful. I asked Rick directly about repairing the plug and he offered that he makes and sells new plugs with enough lead wire to...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,734
Posted By BMWrider79
Motorrad electric sells the repair lead you need...

Motorrad electric sells the repair lead you need for your beancan. I bought one and it installed and worked fine. http://www.motoelekt.com/ignition.htm
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7,436
Views: 1,491,540
Posted By BMWrider79
Even better - it's my Harmonizer.

Even better - it's my Harmonizer.
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