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Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By driggles
r100rt wind screen

Wound up removing my '88 r100rt wind screen and trying to install an aftermarket unit which wound up not fitting properly. So now I'm trying to re-install the old on and now it doesn't seem to want...
Forum: Airheads 09-19-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By driggles
brake line removal

I've never had the opportunity to replace a front hydraulic brake line...do these swell up when going bad? I've seen pics where there can be a bubble that forms at the fitting when using the...
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,128
Posted By driggles
Insurance auction?

Insurance auction?
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,338
Posted By driggles
Maybe time for reading glasses?? Just sayin'....

Maybe time for reading glasses?? Just sayin'....
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,219
Posted By driggles
these shims? ...

these shims?

http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/s662/driggs2/forks/IMG_2176_zps2c0128b5.jpg (http://s1311.photobucket.com/user/driggs2/media/forks/IMG_2176_zps2c0128b5.jpg.html])
Forum: Airheads 06-29-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 976
Posted By driggles
Google these to get a basic understanding of all...

Google these to get a basic understanding of all things airheady:

Duane Ausherman (w6rec.com) - former airhead dealership owner from back in the day, lots of good info.

snowbum BMW tech -...
Forum: Airheads 06-29-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By driggles
Is there a year-specific fiche out there? I just...

Is there a year-specific fiche out there? I just use Max's, but its by model not year....
Forum: Airheads 06-29-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By driggles
It does have the top switch that monitors brake...

It does have the top switch that monitors brake fluid level, it just doesn't have the tail light switch at the front of the unit....upon closer investigation the body of the master cylinder isn't...
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By driggles
/5 switches on a /6?

I have a '74 R90/6 with these /5 style switches...see the pic...can anyone tell me if the /6 was available from the factory with this type of switchgear? Another peculiar feature is the undertank...
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,108
Posted By driggles
I just did this on my R100RT, and used the drill,...

I just did this on my R100RT, and used the drill, screw & pull method...drilled two small 1/16" holes at 9 and 3 oclock and screwed a sheet metal screw in about 1/4" deep. Alternate prying on each...
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,108
Posted By driggles
I just did this on my R100RT, and used the drill,...

I just did this on my R100RT, and used the drill, screw & pull method...drilled two small 1/16" holes at 9 and 3 oclock and screwed a sheet metal screw in about 1/4" deep. Alternate prying on each...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,394
Posted By driggles
[QUOTE=Plaka;21656532]No, because I can't...

[QUOTE=Plaka;21656532]No, because I can't photograph through my scopes. I usually waft a little brake cleaner across it to get the oil off then put the whole plug under a scope at 70X.QUOTE]

No...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,915
Posted By driggles
Don't rule this out: ...

Don't rule this out:


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=236601
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,108
Posted By driggles
Recipe for a tankslapper? :eek1

Recipe for a tankslapper? :eek1
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,379
Posted By driggles
Yup, price creep...the /5 is slowly becoming the...

Yup, price creep...the /5 is slowly becoming the new /2!
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By driggles
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By driggles
Fork Seal Question

So I need to replace my fork seals on my '88 R100RT, and taking a quick look under the dust wipers, I see a thick washer that is sitting loosely on top of the seal. I don't see this washer in Clymer...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By driggles
Why not just cut it off? It's kind of a pain to...

Why not just cut it off? It's kind of a pain to hold it out of the way while removing the bolts...
Forum: Airheads 05-17-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By driggles
Just did this job, and no, there's no easy way! ...

Just did this job, and no, there's no easy way! It's not bad though....remove rear wheel, remove shocks, block swingarm in position, cut off old boot, remove trans output flange bolts (gearbox put...
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By driggles
Check this link out as well as the Chris Harris...

Check this link out as well as the Chris Harris videos...the link shows you how to take the cylinder off while leaving the piston in the bore. That's good because it lets you change out the O-rings...
Forum: Airheads 03-26-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By driggles
I will have to pick up a 1/4 extension...I wanted...

I will have to pick up a 1/4 extension...I wanted to use the 3/8 extension with a 1/4 adapter on the end, but that's too fat to fit thru the hole. I didn't have any luck with a u-joint drive...
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By driggles
r100rt starter removal trick

Tore into my '88 RT today to get a handle on some maintenance issues for the coming season. Included is the replacement of a lazy starter. The starter mounting bolts....you who've been there know...
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,998
Posted By driggles
That's the only thing that I could think of too;...

That's the only thing that I could think of too; to either lighten them for faster revving, or it's an attempt at balancing them. Are both pistons carved up like that? What about the flywheel? Have...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6,496
Views: 1,302,102
Posted By driggles
R100RT on purchase day

As purchased summer 2012.




.http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/s662/driggs2/1988BMWR100RTxxx_zps97191df4.jpg
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By driggles
I'll start with the outer seal first, see how it...

I'll start with the outer seal first, see how it goes. Did you use a seal puller to get the old one out, or the screw & pull method?
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By driggles
Bike has 105K plus on the clock....I think it's...

Bike has 105K plus on the clock....I think it's just "time".
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By driggles
monoshock FD seal leak

Here's a pic of my leaking rear outer seal....bike is an '88 RT. Pic was taken with the drive still on the bike so you can see the oil path leaking down from the seal, over the cover and out the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By driggles
Final drive outer seal

Posted this at boxerworks and thought i'd post it here too: I have an '88 R100RT monoshock with a leaky outer rear drive seal that I'd like to replace.

Unlike the twin shock models, the four nuts...
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By driggles
Love the "Rockford files" background...

Love the "Rockford files" background music!
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,713
Posted By driggles
So it's possible to "uncrimp" then "re-crimp" the...

So it's possible to "uncrimp" then "re-crimp" the retainer ring to replace the lens? Or is the ring a one-time-use part? Just curious, hope I never need to find out....
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By driggles
Are you using the BING carb manual? It's a great...

Are you using the BING carb manual? It's a great reference and is definitely worth the $15 or so bucks that they charge for it...
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,388
Posted By driggles
Your right, it's not critical, but it falls under...

Your right, it's not critical, but it falls under "as long as you're in there you might as well..."
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,713
Posted By driggles
The /7 instrument pod has a one-piece molded...

The /7 instrument pod has a one-piece molded plastic cover around both the tach and speedo that has both clear plastic lenses cast (or cemented) to it as a one-piece unit.

Easiest solution is to...
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By driggles
I think it's an indy film looking for support to...

I think it's an indy film looking for support to get it released to theaters.
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By driggles
/2 in the movies

saw this on the cycle world website, looks like it might be interesting:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qf3hWk9pzI
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,209
Posted By driggles
Wow, looks like the PO was trying to do some "u...

Wow, looks like the PO was trying to do some "u boat" riding....
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,206
Posted By driggles
There's a name for airheads in this...

There's a name for airheads in this condition....they're called "scrap metal".
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,991
Posted By driggles
It's an R1900S!

It's an R1900S!
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,150
Posted By driggles
So when pulling a duplex timing sprocket from the...

So when pulling a duplex timing sprocket from the crank, what kind of puller is the best to use? Clymers shows a two jaw puller but I've found that the jaws on mine will bear more on the timing...
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By driggles
final drive rebuild

Hi gents-

Newly aquired monolever 1988 r100rt (100K) has weeping rear drive, so i'd like to replace the seal, and i'm thinking while i'm in there i should replace the crown gear bearing too (very...
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