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Forum: Airheads 02-28-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,202
Posted By robsmoto
A few observations - it is a heck of a lot easier...

A few observations - it is a heck of a lot easier to work on stuff when it is new and clean. And it would really be neat to have a do-dad to spin the engine ever' which-way to put it together. Not...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By robsmoto
check battery voltage when ignition turned on. ...

check battery voltage when ignition turned on. I'll bet it shows a lot less than 12.5 V then. High likelihood of bad battery. Clock stopping when ignition turned on biggest clue.

I have had...
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 31,934
Posted By robsmoto
Here is a link to the Members' Guide (I think...

Here is a link to the Members' Guide (I think this is what you might get in the mail).
http://bmwmoa.org/Portals/0/Documents/Content/BMWMOA_MembersGuide.pdf

You might wish to contact Ted Moyer...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,317
Posted By robsmoto
Maybe the pink hair is a Boston thing. The gal...

Maybe the pink hair is a Boston thing. The gal pictured in the pages linked below is a pretty smart cookie educated in Boston (MIT). She runs a company that is a great resource for obtaining cool...
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By robsmoto
In the past I have used Palo Alto Speedo Repair...

In the past I have used Palo Alto Speedo Repair for several airheads (I had both tach and speedo reworked on an R60/6 and R100RS). A previous owner had the speedo/tach done by Palo Alto done on my...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,928
Posted By robsmoto
Before you get too far along, you should...

Before you get too far along, you should definitely read the carb rebuild article linked here (an earlier version of the same article can also be found on ADV).
...
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By robsmoto
Near is relative. If you don't mind a 2.5 hr...

Near is relative. If you don't mind a 2.5 hr ride, you could make it to Re-Psycle BMW in Lithopolis, OH. They have this sort of work done.

http://www.re-psycle.com/


There is a feller, named...
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,344
Posted By robsmoto
A few years back a buddy and I were headed down...

A few years back a buddy and I were headed down the WVa turnpike towards the Blue Ridge Parkway. My buddy was on a 88 R100RT and he kept dropping back then would catch up. I thought that he was...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,107
Posted By robsmoto
One lesson that I seem to have to keep learning...

One lesson that I seem to have to keep learning is to check the simple stuff first.

It is easy to pull the bowls off the carbs. Turn fuel petcocks off first. Place bike on center stand. Remove...
Forum: Airheads 08-04-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,702
Posted By robsmoto
At the Ga Mtn Rally earlier this year, one of the...

At the Ga Mtn Rally earlier this year, one of the ADV vendors was selling LED H4 headlamps (brighter and less current draw). I watched him install one of these bulbs in a R100GS. The /6 also uses...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-10-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 72,676
Views: 6,093,048
Posted By robsmoto
farnsrocket down

Some of y'all might know or have ridden with inmate Farnsrocket. I saw that he'd been shot in the line of duty and is in serious condition. link below -

http://tinyurl.com/krxh43b
Forum: Vendors 05-09-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 111,616
Posted By robsmoto
I have a /5 as well as a GS like Sanjoh used for...

I have a /5 as well as a GS like Sanjoh used for his first test install of the H4 bulb. Using the MaxBMW on-line parts fiche,the bulb for the R100GS is shown as an H4 bulb (part # 63 12 1 354 619...
Forum: Vendors 05-08-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 111,616
Posted By robsmoto
I'm wishing that I'd purchased more than two...

I'm wishing that I'd purchased more than two bulbs from you at the GMR. I'd not realized how good the rally price was nor really thought about the number of other bikes that would benefit from the...
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 569
Posted By robsmoto
LED H4 headlight for airhead

In the vendor section there is a newly created thread about some LED headlights available from Sanjoh at ADV Monster. These LED headlights consume 20 watts versus 55 watts for the typical H4 bulb. ...
Forum: Vendors 05-08-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 111,616
Posted By robsmoto
I was fortunate enough to be able to spend some...

I was fortunate enough to be able to spend some time in the GMR vendor area and observe Sanjoh install one of these LED headlights in his newly acquired R100GS. I took a few pictures of the install...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,784
Posted By robsmoto
I use 25 ft-lbs in three stages on my airheads. ...

I use 25 ft-lbs in three stages on my airheads. I generally use a snap-on dial / beam type torque wrench (but I've used some of the Craftsman clicker types also).To seal the base of the cylinder,...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,624
Posted By robsmoto
In July of 2008 a buddy and I were headed to the...

In July of 2008 a buddy and I were headed to the MOA Rally in Wy. We were at the OH/IN border when we encountered heavy rain. The cold water caused a crack in my buddy's airhead coil. Len, in...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By robsmoto
Nick Greear made a batch of extenders for RS / RT...

Nick Greear made a batch of extenders for RS / RT mirrors. I have a set on my RS and they work great (that is I can actually see behind me). Other threads with some pictures can be found in the...
Forum: Airheads 07-12-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By robsmoto
I've obtained several sets of the stainless...

I've obtained several sets of the stainless mufflers from EPCO and been very pleased. But, I ride (or drive) over to his shop and get the mufflers in person. Elsewhere on ADV you can find other...
Forum: Americas 06-09-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By robsmoto
In a little over a week some buddies and I are...

In a little over a week some buddies and I are going down the BRP on the
way to the BMW RA rally in Asheville. We have had the same discussion
regarding hotel vs camping. Regarding closed...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By robsmoto
The picture below might not be exactly what you...

The picture below might not be exactly what you are seeking. But I found, somewhere, a larger (11"x14" or there about) image which I have "garage framed" (mounted on a piece of plywood with a piece...
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By robsmoto
For the past several years a feller in Hilliard...

For the past several years a feller in Hilliard (west side of Columbus) has hosted an airhead tech session in April. I don't know if he is going to do it again this year, though. I've not seen...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,168
Posted By robsmoto
I had stainless steel spokes put in the rear...

I had stainless steel spokes put in the rear wheel of my 77RS almost 10 years ago. No corrosion issues. Stainless will gall in aluminum. As I recall the spokes came with a lubricant (small squeeze...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,309
Posted By robsmoto
I also have a 77 RS. I didn't know anything...

I also have a 77 RS. I didn't know anything about the 77 being special when I bought the bike - I just wanted a project bike. I had a photo of the bike on my laptop as the desktop image and a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,372
Posted By robsmoto
This trip looked quite interesting. I like that...

This trip looked quite interesting. I like that it was a bit ad hoc and not fully planned before you started. Great photos. It makes me want to go now (and also be very glad that I didn't get to...
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,569
Posted By robsmoto
I've gotten several Boyer units from Rocky Point...

I've gotten several Boyer units from Rocky Point Cycle - although this was when Stan Smith still owned RPC and it was in Xenia, OH. I've not done any business with the new owner of RPC. I am quite...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By robsmoto
Hucky's has both the chrome steel battery covers...

Hucky's has both the chrome steel battery covers ($290/pair) and the stainless ($180/pair). The stainless set are unpainted. Link here - http://www.bmwhucky.com/007546.html

As I recall, I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2,022
Views: 284,502
Posted By robsmoto
Bill and Clif - I am really enjoying reading...

Bill and Clif -

I am really enjoying reading this ride report. [Clif, the vids are nice, but it is much easier to look at embedded photos while reading the narrative.] Regardless of the...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,975
Posted By robsmoto
I was in high school in the early 70s and riding...

I was in high school in the early 70s and riding a Honda CB-350. Around the corner from us lived a physician that had a black BMW. I now know that it was a /5 (likely an R75).

I thought that it...
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,813
Posted By robsmoto
I obtained a YSS from Tom Cutter for my K75S - he...

I obtained a YSS from Tom Cutter for my K75S - he made same type of inquiries regarding weight (and weight distribution) and type of riding. The end result was a shock that gave a good ride.

I've...
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,227
Posted By robsmoto
I rebuilt my 77RS transmission for slightly less...

I rebuilt my 77RS transmission for slightly less (although I spent more when including the tools purchased.) I needed a replacement intermediate shaft ($200 for used one from Re-Psycle BMW), around...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,723
Posted By robsmoto
If you have old motorcycles there is a constant...

If you have old motorcycles there is a constant need to make / repair various bits. .... or did you mean old enthusiast for motorcycles? ... even old guys like to play around a bit and learn new...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,723
Posted By robsmoto
First time for me seeing it as well. I've...

First time for me seeing it as well. I've discovered that the Mechanical Engineering student machine shop at Ohio State is available to me - not open till midnight though. It is quite handy to have...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,336
Posted By robsmoto
From the OP's description the items that need...

From the OP's description the items that need fixing sound like pretty simple and basic things. I'm lucky in being pretty near Re-Psycle BMW and two BMW dealerships. Re-Psycle almost always has...
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By robsmoto
check the vent for the tank (in fuel cap,I've...

check the vent for the tank (in fuel cap,I've used B-12 to clean, replace cork or rubber gasket afterwards)
check the in-line fuel filter, if present - replace or clean
drain gas from tank, remove...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-14-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,721
Posted By robsmoto
I have a 64 Bonneville that I've owned for about...

I have a 64 Bonneville that I've owned for about 15 years - it was in pretty decent shape. When I first got the bike it was suggested that I contact Baxter Cycle for parts. Over the years I've...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,408
Posted By robsmoto
I called Tom at EPCO this morning and spoke with...

I called Tom at EPCO this morning and spoke with him. He said that he is still making stainless mufflers. He is still doing tube bending behind his house but production of a lot of other stuff...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,408
Posted By robsmoto
Tom, the owner of EPCO, told me several years...

Tom, the owner of EPCO, told me several years back that he'd started production of various stainless steel components in Latin America. As I recall his son is running that operation. I found this...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-24-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,285
Posted By robsmoto
I periodically squirt WD-40 into frame openings. ...

I periodically squirt WD-40 into frame openings. I don't do this on a particular schedule.

If I've ridden a steel framed bike in the rain I might remove the tank, seat, and what ever else that...
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 969
Posted By robsmoto
Looks like a good time with some well qualified...

Looks like a good time with some well qualified advisory help. Where are the rest of the pictures? You mean you were too busy working on the transmissions? (I can't quite find it in myself to say...
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