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Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2,963
Views: 813,732
Posted By bmwhacker
:cry

:cry
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By bmwhacker
Not much to add here..... I don't think that is...

Not much to add here.....
I don't think that is a very common occurrence. We traveled two-up, way overloaded on a /5 for a number of years. Never had an issue with the stock rims. I've owned 5...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6,175
Views: 1,240,122
Posted By bmwhacker
It ain't scared of gravel either. ...

It ain't scared of gravel either.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-smFxxNDYks0/TyV2dYf_q8I/AAAAAAAALZI/9yGwQfNaB38/s1600/Model%2BT%2BGraveyard%2B007.JPG
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-25-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2,186
Views: 810,528
Posted By bmwhacker
Beartooth Pass - MT...... The actual "Bears...

Beartooth Pass - MT...... The actual "Bears Tooth" in the background

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DGlZlODe-DY/T_Bvv44GXOI/AAAAAAAAL98/FNo2YceDtPE/s1600/Yellowstone+-+Goldwing+024.JPG
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-25-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,896
Posted By bmwhacker
It doesn't corner very well......:eek1 ...

It doesn't corner very well......:eek1


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-peZDAcvcWKE/StH-UtmiEfI/AAAAAAAAErE/Q7wFc2n_e8E/w721-h541-no/North+Texas+020.JPG
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-25-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 122,990
Posted By bmwhacker
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-57OKUKAxCJg/S34...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-57OKUKAxCJg/S34gax4r_GI/AAAAAAAAFuI/y1_uCvxhRZE/w801-h541-no/The+hearth+030.JPG
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-25-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 28,732
Posted By bmwhacker
Anza Borrego Desert watering hole. ...

Anza Borrego Desert watering hole.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-clupjkYNhHc/T1g9umccEeI/AAAAAAAALtk/dWAWFdV3syE/w721-h541-no/Death+Valley+2012+107.JPG
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-25-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2,603
Views: 341,499
Posted By bmwhacker
Tree full of roosting Vultures at sunrise in...

Tree full of roosting Vultures at sunrise in Chaco Canyon, NM


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/MzRHBnoAJ37U1ho5lYdxnbg8WzESnIYw0mJ78mNWmLM=w721-h541-no
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-25-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2,603
Views: 341,499
Posted By bmwhacker
Crappy photo, but I don't often see a...

Crappy photo, but I don't often see a Brontosaurus during a "smokey" sunrise.:lol3
...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,297
Posted By bmwhacker
I use an ancient 18" flat iron tire spoon....so...

I use an ancient 18" flat iron tire spoon....so old that if there was a "makers mark" it has long worn off.
I use the useless OEM BMW tire spoons as intermediary spoons.
Lightly diluted dish...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6,175
Views: 1,240,122
Posted By bmwhacker
South Dakota Badlands ...

South Dakota Badlands


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-RlRKRxLyNSQ/U7cBfMDhAcI/AAAAAAAAOUE/VYj1hZWJuy4/w721-h541-no/Badlands+-+105mm+SPG+046.JPG


...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By bmwhacker
I went through the same deal a couple years ago....

I went through the same deal a couple years ago. Ended up the nylon bushing in the lever "eye" was worn, causing a barely detectable change of angle when the clutch lever was pulled in. The increased...
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,054
Posted By bmwhacker
Unmolested /5's are going up in value as they...

Unmolested /5's are going up in value as they are getting tougher to find,
but many uneducated sellers are "dreamers" as they think the "BMW" Emblem = $$$$$.
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,146
Posted By bmwhacker
My experience has been that the gaps need to be...

My experience has been that the gaps need to be checked.
I went to install some R90 rings a few years back, all Std. size and the gap was way over spec.
Bought the next size up and had no ring...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,029
Posted By bmwhacker
I'll keep on the lookout for you. I seem to...

I'll keep on the lookout for you.
I seem to run across old cheap parts every now and then.
The deals are out there, sometimes it just takes a while to be at the right place at the right time.
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 15,106
Posted By bmwhacker
Work has been overwhelming recently and riding...

Work has been overwhelming recently and riding time has been small. My old /5 has been dormant for the past 3 months as it sits in the front of my trailer, with two other bikes behind it. This...
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,803
Posted By bmwhacker
I try to keep it under a ton...:D ...

I try to keep it under a ton...:D

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_x_wLTjNIgaU/S1-qpnNihhI/AAAAAAAAFeU/ZDsjEaESVe8/S220/P3070296.JPG
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 15,106
Posted By bmwhacker
Stuff a tennis ball between the seat mount /...

Stuff a tennis ball between the seat mount / seat. A racquet ball will work too but not as stiff. With your mere 250 lbs maybe a croquet ball might be better?:lol3

I put a stock seat on my /5 hack...
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 15,106
Posted By bmwhacker
I finally took some photos of the seat mounts on...

I finally took some photos of the seat mounts on this bike. This mount is a bit different than my other one.
...
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 969
Posted By bmwhacker
"Hucky's" Spare parts has the basic tool set: ...

"Hucky's" Spare parts has the basic tool set:


71 11 1 230 685 BMW - tool kit 19 piece 1970 on $ 146.50
1 x allen head hex wrench 3mm
1 x allen head hex wrench 4mm
1 x allen head hex...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-21-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,516
Posted By bmwhacker
Ditto Kev....I always look forward to your posts...

Ditto Kev....I always look forward to your posts and great photos!:clap
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By bmwhacker
Same here....I usually replace worn out stock BMW...

Same here....I usually replace worn out stock BMW units with Progressive units. I think they are typically a little "stiffer" from a dampening standpoint but that is good in my book. I've been a...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,674
Posted By bmwhacker
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,511
Posted By bmwhacker
It is amazing how sensitive the carb adjustments...

It is amazing how sensitive the carb adjustments are. Monitoring with a Twin Max, just a tiny amount of movement on a throttle speed screw throws everything out of whack.
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,511
Posted By bmwhacker
Properly synching the carbs makes a huge...

Properly synching the carbs makes a huge difference. I finally broke down and bought a "Twin Max" a few years ago. Best $99.00 I ever spent. I sometimes try to synch by "ear" and then hook up the...
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,122
Posted By bmwhacker
I've used up a pile of the cheap Shinkos. I got...

I've used up a pile of the cheap Shinkos. I got pretty poor mileage out of them too on the rear (1.5k to 2.0k) ....A Dunlop "Gold Seal" Trials Tire lasted more than double what the Shinko's ran. Now...
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,293
Posted By bmwhacker
I had to laugh at one So. Cal. desert...

I had to laugh at one So. Cal. desert gathering....probably no one under 45 yrs. of age.....and more "4 wheeled" vehicles than I care to admit.....The last few years we're seeing more younger folks...
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 19,568
Posted By bmwhacker
Reminds me of a "yard" I wandered through near...

Reminds me of a "yard" I wandered through near Payson AZ years ago. They had an old /2 with a VW motor installed.
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,293
Posted By bmwhacker
Twenty-odd years ago my Wife & I were wandering...

Twenty-odd years ago my Wife & I were wandering around the So. Cal. Coast on my old /5 BMW, in the Winter. Camping in State Campgrounds on the coast. Some dude riding a similar old BMW chased us down...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-07-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,636
Posted By bmwhacker
I ended up "passing" on this 57 Bantam last Fall....

I ended up "passing" on this 57 Bantam last Fall. Recently it has showed up on C'list for a bit more than offered to me.
I only saw it surrounded by stuff in his shop. Looks pretty good in the light...
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 90,182
Posted By bmwhacker
All Chiropractors are shysters....:rofl

All Chiropractors are shysters....:rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,584
Posted By bmwhacker
Grim fairy tales: " I have the title...

Grim fairy tales:

" I have the title somewhere, I'll find it tonight and you can pick it up next week"

"I'm sure have the fenders somewhere, I give you a call when I find them"

"That...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,674
Posted By bmwhacker
Your good looking "start" got me thinking... ...

Your good looking "start" got me thinking...

Maybe I'll start piecing something together this Winter.....:freaky
Since I have three other bikes to ride I won't have to be in any hurry like the...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,934
Posted By bmwhacker
Owned 6 different BMW's - models 1970 thru...

Owned 6 different BMW's - models 1970 thru 1974.....too many miles to even guess....never changed one coil.
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,674
Posted By bmwhacker
:lurk:lurk Hmmmm.... I have some titled...

:lurk:lurk

Hmmmm....
I have some titled frames....subframes...swing arms......an engine...electrical stuff......spare transmissions.....final drives.....wheels.....tanks....fenders......bucket of...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,831
Posted By bmwhacker
Matt Parkhouse of Colorado, a long time BMW...

Matt Parkhouse of Colorado, a long time BMW rider, swears by the early R60 models. He knows his stuff too!
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 79,783
Posted By bmwhacker
When the GL1000's came out in the mid 70's I was...

When the GL1000's came out in the mid 70's I was intrigued by them. A coupe years back I came across a good deal on one. Best road cruiser I've ever ridden.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,459
Posted By bmwhacker
After numerous years of over loading our hack for...

After numerous years of over loading our hack for long road trips decided to go in a different direction:

...
Forum: Airheads 05-11-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 15,106
Posted By bmwhacker
It's an old "QSL 1000 mile solo seat" Made in the...

It's an old "QSL 1000 mile solo seat" Made in the 70's in Chula Vista, CA. (There is an ugly dual set, with rare dual backrests, currently on EBay, but pretty high priced and in need of...
Forum: Airheads 05-10-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By bmwhacker
"Ear Plugs" :rofl

"Ear Plugs" :rofl
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