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Forum: Airheads 08-16-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By DoktorT
Yes, fork clunking at low seed, particularly...

Yes, fork clunking at low seed, particularly entering the steet at curb drops, is both typical and annoying for the airheads with stock springs. Progessive brand springs are judged too stiff by most...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,243
Posted By DoktorT
:rofl:rofl:rofl Wirespokes has more Airhead...

:rofl:rofl:rofl

Wirespokes has more Airhead knowledge in his little toe than you will ever have, due to your abrasive and redundant attitude. Being personally reprehensible is what requires...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,739
Posted By DoktorT
I used them back in the late 70's early 80's a...

I used them back in the late 70's early 80's a few time. Swore to me genuine BMW parts, received white box no name parts in some cases. Sent parts back with Return Authorization. Weeks later, no...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By DoktorT
For the 9.5cr R100 airheads, maintain from the...

For the 9.5cr R100 airheads, maintain from the low mark to halfway between add and full, regardless sump capacity. That is per the factory BMW advice.

Anyone with real experience knows this and...
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,882
Posted By DoktorT
According to SuperShaft, if you don't fall off...

According to SuperShaft, if you don't fall off and break bones every year or two, you ain't a man, MAN!!!

I cannot imagine his insurance rates with the many times he has visited the ER.

For the...
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,354
Posted By DoktorT
The stock system in good knick puts out 14.1v....

The stock system in good knick puts out 14.1v. That will work fine with any battery type. If the stock system is weak, you can try the adjustable type regulators to boost output. But it is best to...
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,867
Posted By DoktorT
How many miles on that tranny? Most of your...

How many miles on that tranny? Most of your symptoms sound like a low mileage tranny not yet worn in. It takes a good 20k miles for them to smooth into better function.

Occasional false neutrals...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By DoktorT
That spring and ball valve is critical to correct...

That spring and ball valve is critical to correct hydraulic flow and fork function, rebound dampening, yada yada. With proper maintenance of the fluid, they last forever. If/when you see the bumpers...
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By DoktorT
Factory install included a rubber ring around the...

Factory install included a rubber ring around the spring to prevent this, but they only lasted a year or 3 in use. The wear you see is typical and of little concern to all but discriminating lap dogs.
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,095
Posted By DoktorT
Despite being cheap as dirt at any drug store,...

Despite being cheap as dirt at any drug store, glicerine is superb for maintenance of rubber. Clean it dry it rub on a thin film of glicerine then buff. Coupla time per year and it will last lots...
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 255,559
Posted By DoktorT
Yes, which is a known condition prior to ordering...

Yes, which is a known condition prior to ordering outside country. If there is a problem, all of a sudden the low price becomes an expense well beyond proven local suppliers costs. You are playing...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,058
Posted By DoktorT
The original valve guides are plenty worn by...

The original valve guides are plenty worn by 40-50k, so those are overdue. I would pull it all apart for inspection and do as specs require.

77 R100 began production in Sept. 76. There never was...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By DoktorT
When the side play for the cogs gets loose due to...

When the side play for the cogs gets loose due to the slippy wheel, they jam and skip in all sorts of ways and cause all sorts of strange numbers to start happening. You must reset the side play and...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,231
Posted By DoktorT
I guess the moral of that story is there's no...

I guess the moral of that story is there's no substitute for competence, and even though the expert makes it look easy, it's worth it. There's a lot under the surface us non-experts have no idea...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,368
Posted By DoktorT
:rofl:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,368
Posted By DoktorT
I offered up front that I am in the minority on...

I offered up front that I am in the minority on this. I see lots of BMW cafes with the oversized tanks, and virtually never on cafe builds of other marks. It is a BMW phenomenon.

Doing 600 miles...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,368
Posted By DoktorT
"It's sacrificing performance for the sake of...

"It's sacrificing performance for the sake of creating a particular look."

Exactly, what the chopper crowd does to a large degree. It is better to look good, than to feel good.

That polished...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By DoktorT
I don't have a link for you. Anytime I need one,...

I don't have a link for you. Anytime I need one, I go find it.

Go to google and search "Randy Glass BMW forks". Read and understand this article.

Keep the camera handy and take a sequence of...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,368
Posted By DoktorT
When I think cafe, I think light. And that giant...

When I think cafe, I think light. And that giant tank full of fuel will have nothing at all to do with quickly shooting the s curves between watering holes, not to mention the extra load on the...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,016
Posted By DoktorT
Remove the fairing and rear top box with all such...

Remove the fairing and rear top box with all such bracketry and liquidate them for $200. Clean it. Add a grand for a thorough mantenance inspection. Add a grand for configuring to your type of use.
...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,641
Posted By DoktorT
PsudoShaft is the SuperMasterBaiter on this...

PsudoShaft is the SuperMasterBaiter on this forum. Anyone who displays logical results is his prey. He just loves to repeatedly attack rational proofs. It is his SOP. He feeds on controversy. It is a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-11-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5,491
Views: 292,386
Posted By DoktorT
White Elephant was the bomb when I was a teen in...

White Elephant was the bomb when I was a teen in the 60's. It is still top dog for all things fishing, hunting, camping in Spokane.
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,641
Posted By DoktorT
Those who are thinking see through the...

Those who are thinking see through the non-thinking of following your advise without thought. Just a bit of thought exposes your psudo expertise.
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,641
Posted By DoktorT
Indeed, right in line with your charlatanism....

Indeed, right in line with your charlatanism. Negative is possative. Newspeak is the Shaft.
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,641
Posted By DoktorT
The Shaft is one of those people that think if he...

The Shaft is one of those people that think if he repeats himself a dozen or more times, it somehow makes his ideas and demand for significance valid. Whether his argument is contrary to industry...
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,641
Posted By DoktorT
I remember when I was a toe head you could go to...

I remember when I was a toe head you could go to any hardware store and get shim stock off the shelf. SOP throughout the cast iron age for setting tolerances and aligning all sorts of equipment. It...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,606
Posted By DoktorT
Do like the whole dark blue metallic. US never...

Do like the whole dark blue metallic. US never got that on the RS. In 79 we did get that dark blue in two tone with light silver metallic. That is the one I loved and got a few years ago.

I have...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,606
Posted By DoktorT
Sounds like you haven't yet pulled the tank and...

Sounds like you haven't yet pulled the tank and cleaned out all the crud. Did you pull the pet cocks? Were they full of crud? Shine a light in the bottom of the tank and see what you got. Don't keep...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By DoktorT
[QUOTE=ME 109;23867745]My first attempts to track...

[QUOTE=ME 109;23867745]My first attempts to track an electrical gremlin has led me to cause another electrical problem.

To avoid over complicating things, I'll see if I can rectify the 'latest...
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 255,559
Posted By DoktorT
I would discuss this with Ted Porter. He carries...

I would discuss this with Ted Porter. He carries most all the good brand springs including stock and is very deep in BMW suspension knowledge.
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By DoktorT
All fasteners that have a torque spec given are...

All fasteners that have a torque spec given are clean and dry unless specified elsewhere in the chart or procedure. No lube at all is spec typically.

Assembly lube is as quoted above. This is...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,641
Posted By DoktorT
When I first tested the forks on mine they were...

When I first tested the forks on mine they were dangerous. Massive sticktion. I assumed gummed up goods inside. After getting it moved and dissassembled, inside and bumpers all in fine and clean...
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,641
Posted By DoktorT
So, how smooth do they function with the springs...

So, how smooth do they function with the springs removed through full stroke? If smooth all the way up and down by hand, you are good to go. If not........................

First try rotating the...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By DoktorT
When I needed to match my 79 RS blue/silver, I...

When I needed to match my 79 RS blue/silver, I drove around to the big parking lots parking and comparing the great many dark metallic blues. Found several that were close and many more near but too...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-04-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5,491
Views: 292,386
Posted By DoktorT
All you need do is go to the SIDI website and...

All you need do is go to the SIDI website and find the dealers in your area. Easy Squeezy.
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,802
Posted By DoktorT
Just as there is lots of bad info on the...

Just as there is lots of bad info on the internet, there is also lots of good info. It takes considerably more knowledge, experience and skill to separate the wheat from the chaff. Good to see the...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,802
Posted By DoktorT
So, we have testimony from a somewhat limited...

So, we have testimony from a somewhat limited background. Then there is evidence easily obtained in a few minutes of research that verifies that many did indeed find miss matched plugs and boxes. The...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,802
Posted By DoktorT
[QUOTE=supershaft;23315947]So I am guessing...

[QUOTE=supershaft;23315947]So I am guessing /QUOTE]

Indeed, you assume your guessing is better than actual verification of facts in every case.
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,802
Posted By DoktorT
Indeed, the only way to be sure of what is in the...

Indeed, the only way to be sure of what is in the box is to see how the plug itself is marked.
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,802
Posted By DoktorT
Beru are simply OEM on many German engines....

Beru are simply OEM on many German engines. However, they have never made any effort at marketing in the USA. Sometimes available at dealers. Very few aftermarket sources.
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