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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 219,996
Posted By kougan
Great! Thanks for the detailed info on this...

Great! Thanks for the detailed info on this everyone. Stoked to get this bike back on the road.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 219,996
Posted By kougan
Just got my plate in the mail too, for a 1971...

Just got my plate in the mail too, for a 1971 350cc.
I thought I'd actually get a transferrable registration card to take to my DMV for transfer, but it was just the plate itself, a "T" sticker, a...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,334
Posted By kougan
I was thinking the same, although I checked to...

I was thinking the same, although I checked to see if the cover sits loose on the bearings, and it's definitely tight enough to where I'll have to pound it back on with a mallet. (i.e., it's a tight...
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,334
Posted By kougan
Thanks for the tips on these, Solo and Disston. ...

Thanks for the tips on these, Solo and Disston.

I did finally get around to checking out the clutch, and all looks just as it should.

Conclusion is: the grinding, clattering sound must have...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,334
Posted By kougan
While I'd love to keep this at an economical...

While I'd love to keep this at an economical level, I don't really think it's an option ha. I'll take any advice they can give me and replace what they say, as I don't want to have to crack this box...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,334
Posted By kougan
Solo Lobo - SUPER helpful link from Anton,...

Solo Lobo - SUPER helpful link from Anton, thanks.
Disston, that's the confidence booster I needed to keep pounding on that case! I kept imagining cracking a blackened, warped case before I got the...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,334
Posted By kougan
I'm wondering where any of you have found cheap...

I'm wondering where any of you have found cheap bearings...or bearings at all for that matter. There's no shop locally in my area that carries what I need and I haven't found any online besides ebay,...
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,334
Posted By kougan
I agree with you on the bearings possibly...

I agree with you on the bearings possibly spinning in the cover. May as well replace them while I've got the box open, along with the springs, which I've heard tend to fail in time. Everything else...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,334
Posted By kougan
Thanks, Disston. It is a kickstart, though I'm...

Thanks, Disston. It is a kickstart, though I'm not sure on the year. I'll have to check for a serial number.
And yes, the X is on the shaft. I haven't spotted any on the gears. So if it's on the...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,334
Posted By kougan
Airhead Gearbox Woes

I had written a very long-winded story of what happened with my /5 and my process of diagnosing it, but unfortunately this site logged me out as I submitted. So I'll save you time and give you the...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 35,755
Posted By kougan
Looks absolutely fantastic! Definitely digging...

Looks absolutely fantastic! Definitely digging the white fenders as well as the black wheels you have in the other photos. The exhaust wraps around the frame nice and snug, looks great!

I've got...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 35,755
Posted By kougan
Any update on the exhaust? I want more!

Any update on the exhaust? I want more!
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 35,755
Posted By kougan
This is looking gorgeous; perfect balance of...

This is looking gorgeous; perfect balance of black and white, and the tires look great.
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,870
Posted By kougan
Thanks for all the help everyone. I got some...

Thanks for all the help everyone. I got some Norris points and (even thought they looked decent) a couple of new enricher gaskets from the Hucky. I was able to install the points and adjust the gap...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-18-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,529
Posted By kougan
1970 Bonneville Engine & Frame - How much is it worth?

I've got a chance at a 1970 Bonneville frame and engine-- titled, matching numbers.
Looking at pictures of it, both look to be in decent shape, with everything intact. Owner says it's in good...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,870
Posted By kougan
Disston--Thank you immensely for the in-depth...

Disston--Thank you immensely for the in-depth descriptions of breaker points. It completely makes sense to me now, whereas before they were just "that part that makes the spark work somehow." I've...
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,870
Posted By kougan
Oh and just for reference-- I believe the point...

Oh and just for reference-- I believe the point gap to go for is 0.016". I remember hearing somewhere that this is about equivalent to the thickness of a credit card?
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,870
Posted By kougan
Awesome - I'll go for the Noris points. I just...

Awesome - I'll go for the Noris points.
I just replaced the plugs recently and they've been fine, but before those went in, I had a pair of slightly carbon fouled plugs literally falling apart on...
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,870
Posted By kougan
Okay, I must have failed in not sounding...

Okay, I must have failed in not sounding clueless... :norton

Valves are good, carbs are clean, recently installed new fuel lines and filters, I've cleaned all electrical connections including...
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,870
Posted By kougan
Tough Starting R75/5 - Points? Replace with Electronic Ignition?

I'm hoping that someone can help me out here (and that I don't sound too incredibly clueless).
My '72 R75/5 has had a rough time starting as of a few months ago. New battery and new starter relay,...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-07-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,297
Posted By kougan
Scootskipper - What year did they end up...

Scootskipper - What year did they end up switching the shifter over to the left side? Would it be wishful thinking to hope pre-'71?
Forum: Old's Cool 10-23-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,492
Posted By kougan
Well whatever they are, they look(ed) great on...

Well whatever they are, they look(ed) great on your bike too. Guess I'll keep an eye out on ebay.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,492
Posted By kougan
BMW R75/5 - Can you identify these pipes?

Found a /5 online with some (IMO) great looking pipes. I like that they're more horizontal, rather than jutting upward and, as is the case on my bike, melting the bottoms of the paniers.

Anyone...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-27-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,519
Posted By kougan
Bah! If only I had the same problem.. But...

Bah! If only I had the same problem..
But really, I'm glad for you :norton
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,519
Posted By kougan
Called Rick at Motorrad, who suggested it's the...

Called Rick at Motorrad, who suggested it's the starter itself. Problems with the starter relay would produce a quiet clicking, while the starter itself would be a loud one.

The unfortunate part...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,519
Posted By kougan
Great looking bike, eldomike. I was looking at...

Great looking bike, eldomike. I was looking at the pic of the underbelly of your seat and I've got a question. I just got a new seat in the mail and am wondering if there should be a mount on the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,519
Posted By kougan
Nice--I checked his website and didn't see them;...

Nice--I checked his website and didn't see them; I'll have to give him a call tomorrow.

I gave my battery a complete charge and the bike started right up. Looking at Snowbum's article, he says...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,519
Posted By kougan
It's looking like it is most definitely the...

It's looking like it is most definitely the starter relay. Battery wires test fine. Even though I cleaned the connectors on the relay, the thing as a whole is looking pretty SHABBY.

Has anyone...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,519
Posted By kougan
Bill--that's something I wouldn't even have...

Bill--that's something I wouldn't even have considered, good call.
I'll check it out, and it could even be some corrosion I overlooked on the battery terminals, per Davide's comment. Hopefully the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,519
Posted By kougan
Also, the headlight and instrument lights work...

Also, the headlight and instrument lights work fine and don't seem to dim after the clicking.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,519
Posted By kougan
BMW R75/5 - Intimidating clicking noise on starting

After giving it my best diagnoses, searching my Clymer's, and scouring the web, I thought I'd see if anyone here can offer some advice/similar experiences.

On pushing the starter button on my 72...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,892
Posted By kougan
Good to know. Thanks for all the info, the...

Good to know. Thanks for all the info, the Eurotech definitely looks to be a good option.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-02-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,892
Posted By kougan
Awesome, I actually just stumbled across a shot...

Awesome, I actually just stumbled across a shot of your bike on an old thread and posted a reply. Is that a Eurotech seat?
I'd much rather deal with shipping form CA than from Germany anyway;...
Forum: Airheads 08-02-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,556
Posted By kougan
Seat!

Don't know if anyone's still looking at this thread but--Eliteless, great looking bike.
Can you tell me where you got the seat? I'm looking for a nice quality replacement for my old, tattered piece.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-02-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,892
Posted By kougan
The Eurotech seat looks promising from the...

The Eurotech seat looks promising from the picture....any other suggestions?
Forum: Old's Cool 07-31-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,892
Posted By kougan
Good seat for an r75/5?

I'm looking for a new seat for a SWB r75/5. I'd like to come as close to the original as possible as far as looks, which I believe for this model was the one with the longitudinal lines and the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,256
Posted By kougan
And here she is.

And here she is.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,256
Posted By kougan
I ended up simply replacing the needle throwout...

I ended up simply replacing the needle throwout bearing with the appropriate ball bearing, and the correlating piston as suggested--and we have a sturdy clutch!

Thanks for the help guys. This...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,256
Posted By kougan
Or is it the reinforcement ring that should have...

Or is it the reinforcement ring that should have the grooves?
Pictured is the back of the thrust piece/piston which seems to match the /5 diagram in Clymers, but I cannot get that reinforcement ring...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,256
Posted By kougan
The back surface is smooth, which I'm realizing...

The back surface is smooth, which I'm realizing now will NOT correspond with a ball throwout bearing. The appropriate piston would have grooves for the bearings, right? As far as the pushrod, yes...
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