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Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By ipanemaguy
Now I know why I like BMW owners so much; a...

Now I know why I like BMW owners so much; a generous reply. Hated to get the thing together, get on the road on a borrowed bike, and have a soil yourself moment. If you have the torque values, I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By ipanemaguy
K100RS front wheel which way?

Took the front wheel of a K100RS, carefully saved all parts. Came back 10 months later to put it on and realized I didn't remember the order. No I don't have a manual, and the online fiches don't...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,169
Posted By ipanemaguy
What 4LS Drum in airhead forks

Am curious about what 4LS drums will play with BMW forks (and which forks), willing to go for K forks. Thinkng TZ, Oldani, Suzuki 750, Grimeca
Forum: Old's Cool 01-13-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,346
Posted By ipanemaguy
An 18" tire is always an 18" tire!

The shinko 244 and 705 come in the 18" size. Put tubes in them, and mount them on your rims with no mods needed to the bike. They are inexpensive and reasonably durable. Put a narrow profile in...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-13-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,346
Posted By ipanemaguy
There are 18" D/S tires

Try Shinko 244 or Shinko 705, both are available in 18" by various widths. Or try the TKC80 120/90-18.
Forum: Airheads 10-15-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 28,464
Posted By ipanemaguy
Thumb HOW TO ANNEAL ALUMINUM SHEET OR PLATE ...

HOW TO ANNEAL ALUMINUM SHEET OR PLATE

Annealing of metals is intended to permit the recrystalization of the metal, resulting in a more workable material (less brittle), this occurs by the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-13-2011, 02:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,295
Posted By ipanemaguy
Why the bottom is good

We have two choices. We can wish for a strong dollar (buys a lot of the other guy's currency, or stuff purchased from there gets cheaper in our money). Or we can wish for a cheap dollar, meaning...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By ipanemaguy
What will other subframe do for seat choice on R65?

I love the nimble handling of the R65 (twin-shock). Yes it's possible to do transplants from other models. My question is really tanks and SEATS. 65 seat options are non-existent. Can we adapt...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By ipanemaguy
Airhead subframe update

How will a different model (75,80,100) subframe on a R65 twin shock affect seat options?
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,306
Posted By ipanemaguy
Talking Nay sayers

Beta testing: get the little guy, wire it in while located in OEM battery box or just hanging there. Try cold starting with outside temperatures below 50-55 F (most riders will prefer the indoor...
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,515
Posted By ipanemaguy
Question Pittsburgh airhead service

AWRIGHT, AWRIGHT, Enough! I joined already. Yes, I know it's therapeutic. I love to tinker and wrench.

Maybe I was too subtle. I am not happy with the local dealer.

He caters to the...
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,515
Posted By ipanemaguy
Question The day to day, fix what they fix

It's like picking a babysitter. I want a fresh pair of eyes to give it the once over, replace the occasional tires, replace a clutch, replace a brittle wirIng harness. Maybe do something more...
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,515
Posted By ipanemaguy
Who can you trust your Airhead to these days?

Our R-Series bikes are often older than the dealership mechanics grudingly willing to interrupt their critical care of oilheads and bricks. I need a recommendation for a good mechanic (dealership is...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2011, 03:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 632
Posted By ipanemaguy
Spoke wheels on an old brick (K100RS, 2V)

Hate the look of 3-spoke wheels on an '87 K100RS. Is there any organ transplant from other Beemers. I'd be willing to replace calipers and discs. I would like to keep the original forks.
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,490
Posted By ipanemaguy
Radial master cylinder + new throttle for old airhead?

I am looking for suggestions on how to neatly and easily replace the right side controls with a radial master cylinder, aftermarket throttle, and some kind of control switch pod.

Any suggestions,...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,223
Posted By ipanemaguy
M/C bleeding and braking not.

To the initial question, try the Mity Vac.

Parallel is the question what master cylinder and switch gear to use when upgrading from drum brakes. I can see using a non-multifuntion throttle, and...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By ipanemaguy
I am dealing with unknown vintage motor. Issues?

I am dealing with unknown vintage motor. Issues?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By ipanemaguy
How about a young heart in an old body?

I recently acquired a very low mileage R65 motor complete from a collision write-off. I already have a '78 R100S frame. Have spare tank, final drive, wheel, and the makings of a front end. but no...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,104
Posted By ipanemaguy
Go to the man for drum brakes

Anything you might possibly want or need done to drum brakes:

http://www.vintagebrake.com/index.html
Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2011, 05:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,050
Posted By ipanemaguy
Wheeze and puff

I've had the 'stich version on two bikes, an '86 G/S and an '80 R65. Yes it is loud but not as high pitched as I would have wanted. It also has a slight but noticeable response lag. It is also...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,483
Posted By ipanemaguy
Easy to work, the engine you pick will determine...

Easy to work, the engine you pick will determine the porting and the power curve. They are like Leggo Toys, mix and match. check out Hugh's for parts.

http://www.bultaco.com/

BTW Bultaco,...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2010, 05:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,319
Posted By ipanemaguy
He had a shop in Anacortes, WA and also wotked in...

He had a shop in Anacortes, WA and also wotked in the Vancouver area. I found this link, check it out

http://forum.wsbmwr.org/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_id=198

or...
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,356
Posted By ipanemaguy
Airhead blood and cardiac capacity

I'm sure someone out there has the answers. OIL PANS & BMWs

On the twin-shock BMWs; R65 and R80, what are the largest capacity oil pans that can be used? What oil pick up pieces are required? ...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2010, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,699
Posted By ipanemaguy
Lacks panache

Seems a proper owner would take care of the details;

1). rear-sets
2). clip-ons
3). BMW rondels front, rear, left and right
4). paint the prop blades one blue and one white
5). Aerostich...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-28-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,255
Posted By ipanemaguy
K-forks

My apologies everyone, I took the thread to be K-bike forks on R-series frames. "C Squared", it's your thread, proceed. BTW, I tried that, went to 65 for quicker steering. Concept still the same.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,255
Posted By ipanemaguy
Laugh Bomb down the straights, or Sweep thru the esses?

You are far more helpful than duc. My want was a spoke wheel to replace the 3-spoke wheel for cosmetic reasons. In fact Alfons got it right, my k100 forks are neither Showa nor Marzocchi. Why...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-26-2010, 04:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,255
Posted By ipanemaguy
Those forks need wheels spokes?

Alfons,
any advice on a wire spoke wheel to use with the K-100 forks? I would like a BMW wheel that will drop in. If it will take the K rotors even better.
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,115
Posted By ipanemaguy
I believe that the valve train of the 65 has...

I believe that the valve train of the 65 has incompatible angles to any other block. therefore my question about dropping an entire r100 engine.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,413
Posted By ipanemaguy
Laugh Those bikes separate us into two camps; those who...

Those bikes separate us into two camps; those who want to own with no muss, and those that like to tinker, build and modify. In the end they both probably cost the same.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2010, 05:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,062
Posted By ipanemaguy
I want Big Jugs on my girl.

Any advice or experience on putting a 1987 R100 engine in a twin shock R65 ? Is it a straight drop-in? Obviously exhaust changes, what about the rest?:ear
Forum: Airheads 10-27-2010, 04:20 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 20,756
Posted By ipanemaguy
Question Almost ready for the moon and back

Amazing! Clearly Rooney is creative enough to do something besides cut-bend-weld a factory frame. I would love to give the build jigs to an aircraft fabricator and have the frame made up in...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-02-2010, 06:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,376
Posted By ipanemaguy
It's not the pressure it's the gap

Quite correctly several have stated that in a hydraulic system the pressure equalizes, hence the inner and outer pistons will have the same pressure if they are driven from the same master.
I will...
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,958
Posted By ipanemaguy
Mix'n Match Airhead Subframes

I often see listings stating /7 subframe, R65 subframe, /5 subframe; what is the difference? What are the possibilities (if any) to merge subframes to non-matching frames on airheads? Alternate...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2010, 04:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,904
Posted By ipanemaguy
VIN is it a problem

I would only worry if the buyer had all of my:
VIN
name
address
Forum: Old's Cool 08-20-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,537
Posted By ipanemaguy
Yes, it is on a 1980 twinshock R65. yes it...

Yes, it is on a 1980 twinshock R65. yes it clears. *they also make a 3.50-18. *At $45/ea I hazard to guess it is worth a try. *go to,

http://www.shinkotireusa.com/product/product.php?id=24
Forum: Old's Cool 08-20-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,537
Posted By ipanemaguy
Try the Shinko 705, front. 110/80-19, rear....

Try the Shinko 705, front. 110/80-19, rear. 120/80-18 or 4.15x18
the prices are great,

If your fronts are 18", try the Shinko 244 series. I have run 3.00-18 front and 4.10-18 rear and you can...
Forum: Airheads 08-09-2010, 03:54 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 35,756
Posted By ipanemaguy
Just remembered a source of info; ...

Just remembered a source of info;

http://www.webbikeworld.com/Motorcycle-tires/sizes.htm
Forum: Airheads 08-09-2010, 03:52 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 35,756
Posted By ipanemaguy
Yes/No. Do some research because different...

Yes/No. Do some research because different manufacturers tires are labeled as the same size and vary in actual with which may cause rubbing in the rear. If it is a monoshock, you can use a small...
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2010, 04:53 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 32,318
Posted By ipanemaguy
Laugh sucker

If you had that kind of money, would you rather spend it on a 2x3 oil painting of some flowers? Get a brain, or are you on the wrong forum?

I'd buy it and Agostini's 6-cylinder MV too

grateful...
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,414
Posted By ipanemaguy
Wicked Jesse-Touratech-Darr boxes on a plain airhead?

Who makes a rack that will mount "expedition boxes" on a SWB, twin-shock airhead ? After all not everyone travels long distances on a G/S.
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