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Forum: Airheads 05-01-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Solo Lobo
Red Kote on filters? that would never happen... ...

Red Kote on filters? that would never happen...

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g177/sololobo/1982%20R65LS/IMG_1752_zpsgiaz2zvi.jpg
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By Solo Lobo
That may be true when arguing the relative merit...

That may be true when arguing the relative merit of a $1K Ohlins versus a $600 other brand shock...

But brand new things that are really cheap are most commonly not good quality... $119 shocks may...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By Solo Lobo
I'd be real cautious of $119/pair shocks... while...

I'd be real cautious of $119/pair shocks... while they may be better than a worn-out pair of OEM's they can't have very good quality for such a low price.

Here are some new Hagon's for ~$235
...
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By Solo Lobo
I would move the needle up (all the way) in the...

I would move the needle up (all the way) in the clip and test above 3K again, if that reduces the popping, you are running lean at large throttle openings
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 455
Posted By Solo Lobo
Had a similar issues with my old R60/5, where the...

Had a similar issues with my old R60/5, where the condenser would heat up and fail.

That said, it did it almost every time it got hot, replaced it and never had the issue again
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By Solo Lobo
Is it popping at 3K RPM while riding, while on...

Is it popping at 3K RPM while riding, while on the center stand?, both?

Have you changed the plug wires and caps?
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,344
Posted By Solo Lobo
Talk about interesting BMW's... this one is neat ...

Talk about interesting BMW's... this one is neat

http://anthonygodin.co.uk/car/bmw-r80-gs-rallye/

http://anthonygodin.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IMG_1740.jpg

A genuine Paris-Dakar...
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By Solo Lobo
The factory R80G/S manual says 50+/-2 Nm or...

The factory R80G/S manual says 50+/-2 Nm or 25+/-3 Ft.lbs.
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By Solo Lobo
Nice looking LS! :thumb

Nice looking LS! :thumb
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By Solo Lobo
95 is pretty darn low, and very indicative of...

95 is pretty darn low, and very indicative of rings or guides being well past their prime.
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,387
Posted By Solo Lobo
I just picked up a mechanic's stethoscope for...

I just picked up a mechanic's stethoscope for about $20 from Sears and it makes pin-pointing noises very easy....
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By Solo Lobo
Only used...

Only used...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Solo Lobo
If you want a robust and strong rack, I would say...

If you want a robust and strong rack, I would say to go with Happy Trails, provided they did start making the R80G/S rack again. You might have to email them to ask.

I also like their boxes as...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 11,933
Posted By Solo Lobo
Well, too little time and too much work to stop...

Well, too little time and too much work to stop for many pictures on this project:

Dirty:

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g177/sololobo/1982%20R65LS/IMG_1777_zpsksikx1gy.jpg

Dirty:
...
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,562
Posted By Solo Lobo
I had similar symptoms on an R100GS and I found...

I had similar symptoms on an R100GS and I found that I could press down on the choke arm (on the carb) and get some movement.

Turns out that there was some binding or stickiness causing the chokes...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,276
Posted By Solo Lobo
Really, really cool!!!!! I wish I could have...

Really, really cool!!!!!

I wish I could have been there for the shower, you guys are going to great parents!

All my best,

Gage
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,214
Posted By Solo Lobo
I find that directing a spray of brake cleaner at...

I find that directing a spray of brake cleaner at the oil spots on airhead engines cleans 'em right up easily. Somtimes you have to scrub a bit with a toothbrush while spraying to get tough spots...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,214
Posted By Solo Lobo
The oil pans sometimes need their bolt tightened...

The oil pans sometimes need their bolt tightened to stop leaks, make sure the get a good (accurate) low-force torque wrench and only to go factory spec.

The temp gauge should unscrew with light...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,602
Posted By Solo Lobo
You have to unbolt the swing arm to get the...

You have to unbolt the swing arm to get the clearance to remove the gearbox
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,214
Posted By Solo Lobo
Into that hole threads a brake light switch......

Into that hole threads a brake light switch... beater on this forum has a few for sale.

here's one

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g177/sololobo/1982%20R65LS/IMG_1701_zps2h4f9pc0.jpg
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 37,986
Posted By Solo Lobo
I acquired a few Mikuni parts with my R65LS, and...

I acquired a few Mikuni parts with my R65LS, and have a partial list below. I am still working to inventory the pilot jets... which there are tons.
...
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By Solo Lobo
Any chance the pads are glazed, and the rain...

Any chance the pads are glazed, and the rain causing very limited grip was the issue?

My R65LS acted a bike like this when the master cylinder return hole was blocked... I cleared that with a...
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 11,933
Posted By Solo Lobo
Think I am all set for parts, thanks JJ! :D ...

Think I am all set for parts, thanks JJ! :D

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g177/sololobo/1982%20R65LS/IMG_1773_zpswqjcleee.jpg
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By Solo Lobo
Here's one... ...

Here's one...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-R75-R90-R100-etc-CORBIN-seat-MINT-COND-fits-other-1970s-R-models-/151636687031?fits=Make%3ABMW

Although after having Corbin's on three bikes I can say...
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 11,933
Posted By Solo Lobo
Plans for the weekend: Replace rear main...

Plans for the weekend:

Replace rear main seal
Replace guide ring o-ring
Replace oil pump cover o-ring
Clean the the oil and grease off of the engine as I expose these bits

I also have a set...
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Solo Lobo
The stock mounts can work with several brands but...

The stock mounts can work with several brands but have a tendency to break easily if you hit the ground.

My advice is to pop for the TT racks as they are really, really robust and then hand...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By Solo Lobo
Makes me wonder what the difference in spring...

Makes me wonder what the difference in spring compression between a new disc and a worn one would be...

I guess that could be measured at the push-rod end at the rear of the transmission with the...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 195,272
Posted By Solo Lobo
Added!

Added!
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By Solo Lobo
Thanks guys. But, wouldn't adjusting of the...

Thanks guys.

But, wouldn't adjusting of the cable at the hand lever end to maintain the 201mm (and bolt end for the 2mm gap) negate the influence of cable stretch and ferrule wear, making the...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,214
Posted By Solo Lobo
Don't forget to chime in here: R80G/S...

Don't forget to chime in here:

R80G/S registry (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=387620&highlight=registry)
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By Solo Lobo
brain-fade help needed: Determining approximate clutch friction disc thickness

OK, so I just can't remember...

Assuming your clutch lever arm is adjusted to have 201mm's of cable showing and your clutch lever has the correct 2mm of free-play at the hand lever, is it possible...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 70,478
Posted By Solo Lobo
R65LS Polaris Silver gas tank for sale (with cap)

This is my "spare" tank, and it has been stored in a living room for about 15 years or so. Please note all of the patina on this one (included at no additional extra cost, lol).

The left side has...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 70,478
Posted By Solo Lobo
R65LS fairing and instrument cover for sale

Here are my spare fairing and instrument covers....

I see that I am missing a shot of the "face" of the instrument cover and will get that added ASAP. Both of the small snap-in switch cover...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 935
Posted By Solo Lobo
Looks stock, but sun faded to me: ...

Looks stock, but sun faded to me:

http://databikes.com/imgs/a/a/h/d/p/bmw__r100rt_case_only_53_687_km_1981_1_lgw.jpg
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 935
Posted By Solo Lobo
Seeing the stock pulse air stuff in place, I...

Seeing the stock pulse air stuff in place, I would make sure the check compression. Being over 100K I would say that piston rings and most likely exhaust valves and guides would be due.
...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By Solo Lobo
Weird, all my MB orders arrived in a short time...

Weird, all my MB orders arrived in a short time with no issues
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,214
Posted By Solo Lobo
Don't be so quick to go for the...

Don't be so quick to go for the springs/advance... I would say to start with the easy stuff first and ensure the carbs are correct (sync, balance, leaks).

I believe I read somewhere the slider...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,214
Posted By Solo Lobo
Nice G/S! I think you are going to find it...

Nice G/S! I think you are going to find it becomes a favorite.

The bags do look like HT, and that's what I run on my bike.
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 871
Posted By Solo Lobo
If there was old gas in there for a while you...

If there was old gas in there for a while you might see this:

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g177/sololobo/1982%20R65LS/IMG_1752_zpsgiaz2zvi.jpg

That was from last Saturday.. my LS had fuel...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,375
Posted By Solo Lobo
My G/S certainly does freeway speeds... well,...

My G/S certainly does freeway speeds... well, under 85 that is
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