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Forum: Airheads Today, 07:56 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,267
Posted By Jim K in PA
All this talk of weights got me interested. I...

All this talk of weights got me interested. I just nabbed a Fairbanks & Morse 1124 1000# platform scale from CL for $90. Includes a 50# calibration weight. Missing one of the hanging weight...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,768
Posted By Jim K in PA
Got it - thanks. I have an aluminum RM handlebar...

Got it - thanks. I have an aluminum RM handlebar on mine, and it is going to be too low/forward for me, I think. I might pick up a used GS bar to try.



Looks good! Is that an aftermarket...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:19 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 10,441
Posted By Jim K in PA
Down like Jello stapled to a wall . . . :huh ...

Down like Jello stapled to a wall . . . :huh :lol3

I wish I had access to a 120-18 to see if it would fit in the rear. At the moment, if pressed, I would run a 110/90-18 Maxxis at the rear and...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,768
Posted By Jim K in PA
Lucky - Is that a /2 handlebar on it? If not,...

Lucky - Is that a /2 handlebar on it? If not, what is it from?

Looks good no matter the color. :D
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,834
Posted By Jim K in PA
Stickiness! :clap

Stickiness! :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 26,875
Posted By Jim K in PA
IIRC the throttle controls 5 separate cable...

IIRC the throttle controls 5 separate cable operated functions on the RE5.

Insane.

I still remember pinning the tach on the SP. I ran two stroke oil in the gas to supplement the oil...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 12,698
Posted By Jim K in PA
FTW. Looks excellent. The stripes will be...

FTW. Looks excellent. The stripes will be killer.
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 87,421
Posted By Jim K in PA
Well said. I have issues with Ground Hogs. ...

Well said.

I have issues with Ground Hogs. Little buggers like to burrow under some of my out-buildings. Those critters get the business end of my .223. The blokes that burrow up in my pasture,...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 76,570
Posted By Jim K in PA
LOL - :rofl Fer sherr. I mostly want to get...

LOL - :rofl Fer sherr.

I mostly want to get an understanding of the charge rate issues with the lithium units. It's a manageable issue with some understanding of the constraints, I am sure. I'm...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 10,441
Posted By Jim K in PA
Not there yet, Jim. I will be shortening the...

Not there yet, Jim. I will be shortening the front fork by whatever amount is needed to return it to the ~27 deg stock rake. I raised the rear by a little more than an inch. Rates and initial...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 76,570
Posted By Jim K in PA
I guess I should read through Cy's thread in...

I guess I should read through Cy's thread in detail . . . :eek1
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 26,875
Posted By Jim K in PA
I road raced a '78 RX-3sp for a few years. ...

I road raced a '78 RX-3sp for a few years. Fastest, loudest, most crude, and most fun race car I ever had the pleasure of driving. Not sure the waenkel plant translates to a bike quite as well, but...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 76,570
Posted By Jim K in PA
Yeah - it's the height that's killin' yer...

Yeah - it's the height that's killin' yer effective heating. My shop is 20x30, but only 8' ceiling. My little 20k Btuh propane heater will keep it nice and toasty. Wood stove cooks me out after a...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 10,441
Posted By Jim K in PA
yep . . . ...

yep . . .

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LChYEy8dIic/VHkEQfRktLI/AAAAAAAACiQ/vSH6qcwiXLQ/s800/Roller%25201.jpg
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 76,570
Posted By Jim K in PA
I endorse this suggestion. :D It also can...

I endorse this suggestion. :D

It also can be used as a temporary spray booth for painting, if you put plastic on the floor too.
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 10,441
Posted By Jim K in PA
Thanks. I am have a lot of fun with this. ...

Thanks. I am have a lot of fun with this.



Damned good question, Stage. Circumstantial evidence points to there being an advantage to a balance/crossover tube in a dual exhaust system. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 26,875
Posted By Jim K in PA
The engineer in me REALLY wants one of these. ...

The engineer in me REALLY wants one of these. The rider in me does not . . . :D
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,258
Posted By Jim K in PA
I wish you were a bit closer . . . :cry

I wish you were a bit closer . . . :cry
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 10,441
Posted By Jim K in PA
Hey Woodly - I have made some progress. I...

Hey Woodly - I have made some progress. I actually stopped working on the bike for a while and got the shop organized. Made it much easier to get around the lift. Good for my head, too.

I have...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 87,421
Posted By Jim K in PA
We have the same problem with White Tail Deer...

We have the same problem with White Tail Deer here in Eastern Pennsylvania. I welcome the coyotes, as they have started to regularly take down the deer, especially fawns and yearlings. I hear them...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By Jim K in PA
Welcome to the asylum, filip. :D The oil...

Welcome to the asylum, filip. :D

The oil leak is likely to be as described above. It's a pretty simple fix, but you will probably need new brake shoes too.

As to the tank, ANYTHING can be...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 76,570
Posted By Jim K in PA
Pictures!!!

Pictures!!!
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 87,421
Posted By Jim K in PA
:eek1 Wear gloves! :rofl Room looks...

:eek1 Wear gloves! :rofl

Room looks awesome. Love the Birch trees on the door.





Scroll back a couple pages . . . :lol3
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 211,580
Posted By Jim K in PA
So it's still a monkey bike then . . . :rofl ...

So it's still a monkey bike then . . . :rofl

Sorry CD - couldn't resist. Beautiful setup. We need to meet up for a sidecar ride sometime.
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By Jim K in PA
Interesting - so the VIN database at Max and...

Interesting - so the VIN database at Max and RealOEM are not reliable sources to decode the VIN? I am not arguing the point-clearly the /5 did not go beyond '73. I'm just wondering why they would...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By Jim K in PA
Interesting. For the US maybe the end was in...

Interesting. For the US maybe the end was in '73? RealOEM (http://realoem.com/bmw/select.do?vin=4009017) is showing the same range, but Europe only.
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By Jim K in PA
The number after the K that the OP posted above...

The number after the K that the OP posted above corresponds with an R75/5 built in July of 1980, which looks like the end of the run for the /5. This per Max's fiche.
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Jim K in PA
Nice find! What size do you use in your Wixoms?

Nice find! What size do you use in your Wixoms?
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 76,570
Posted By Jim K in PA
Ya know, I kinda feel ambivalent about the tach. ...

Ya know, I kinda feel ambivalent about the tach. I have a Stryker that is going on the rally bike that I used all summer on the '79. No tach. Not really an issue.

I didn't see that 5% discount. ...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 76,570
Posted By Jim K in PA
The kit for the /6 and /7 is 403 Euros. ...

The kit for the /6 and /7 is 403 Euros.

http://www.powerdynamo.biz/eng/systems/7167/7167main.htm

If shipping is only 50 Euros, that makes this option much more appealing, depending on duty...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 76,570
Posted By Jim K in PA
Pretty much this. I think some 0.250" 6061 plate...

Pretty much this. I think some 0.250" 6061 plate for the mounts, and some 0.125" 6061 for the bash plate itself.
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 76,570
Posted By Jim K in PA
I looked at their web site, and it appears to be...

I looked at their web site, and it appears to be a permanent magnet generator of 190W capacity that is also the source voltage for the ignition. It looks to be about a $650 investment with shipping,...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 76,570
Posted By Jim K in PA
Makes a lot of sense. Change only what you...

Makes a lot of sense. Change only what you really need to change.



I need to look into the powerdynamo for Viktor. I have no charging or ignition system for the bike yet. Is Joel still the...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,858
Posted By Jim K in PA
Damn, Lornce, was that thing parked next to a...

Damn, Lornce, was that thing parked next to a cement plant for 10 years? :eek1
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 76,570
Posted By Jim K in PA
Max has the gasket kit for a $81 that covers both...

Max has the gasket kit for a $81 that covers both carbs. Do you need more than a refresh?

06 13 11 1 336 902 SET: GASKET SET CARBURETTOR (from 09/78) 0.05 1 $80.94

Of course, I would not...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 76,570
Posted By Jim K in PA
Roger that - you can see the stress in the tube...

Roger that - you can see the stress in the tube and the gusset on the right.



Why mount the bash plate to the sump? I know BMW did it that way, but I really have an issue with mounting the...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 76,570
Posted By Jim K in PA
Bent frame + no paper = parts donor, IMO. Use...

Bent frame + no paper = parts donor, IMO. Use what you need, sell the rest to cover the cost



BEST NEWS IN THIS POST! :clap:clap:clap




Should be the same as the one on my '79 - ~6...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 76,570
Posted By Jim K in PA
Wow! What Solo said . . . :eek1 Check yer...

Wow! What Solo said . . . :eek1

Check yer PMs.
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,858
Posted By Jim K in PA
Thank you, James! :D

Thank you, James! :D
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,858
Posted By Jim K in PA
This one gets my vote. :D

This one gets my vote. :D
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