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Forum: Airheads 07-26-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 22,059
Posted By r60man
Here is the Avonaire fairing that was on my...

Here is the Avonaire fairing that was on my R75/6. It weighed a ton, and has been taken off and given to another rider. I like my R bikes naked.
...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By r60man
I just went through this. You have to disassemble...

I just went through this. You have to disassemble the rear unit. This involves specialty tools and jigs to do the job correctly. I took mine to the Rubber Chicken Racing Garage owned by Tom Cutter....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,480
Posted By r60man
9 times out of 10 I do not put a foot down at an...

9 times out of 10 I do not put a foot down at an intersection. Balance and knowing the road. Yes, once I got pulled over by a cop and he wrote me a ticket. I made a video of me coming to a full stop...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 31,207
Views: 7,563,796
Posted By r60man
How about the Hundreds of thousands of Police...

How about the Hundreds of thousands of Police that go about their jobs everyday keeping people safe, and never do any of this shit? Lumping them all together is just a form of racism.

There are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 31,207
Views: 7,563,796
Posted By r60man
95% of the images one finds when googling...

95% of the images one finds when googling trypophia are poor photoshops. If you live your life scared of photoshops how do you dare get on the interwebs?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,751
Posted By r60man
Geez, your worried about that. How about Steve...

Geez, your worried about that. How about Steve McQueen using a British bike to run from the Germans in the Great Escape?

It has always bugged me that movies will go to great lengths to be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,135
Posted By r60man
Whenever people find out I ride they...

Whenever people find out I ride they automatically assume I am a Harley guy. (Here all cruisers are Harleys). When I tell them what I ride they ask "When are you getting a Harley?" to which I have a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,076
Posted By r60man
Crashes in the dirt do not count in my opinion....

Crashes in the dirt do not count in my opinion. The vast majority of dirt riding is playing. When you are playing you do things that can go wrong, plus dirt is such an unpredictable surface.

That...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,076
Posted By r60man
The whole thing is bullshit. My father was a...

The whole thing is bullshit. My father was a daily commuter and fun rider. He rode almost every day for about 50 years. For about 30 of those years he was riding 20 miles each way into the city of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By r60man
Awesome, You got one of the road. Just several...

Awesome, You got one of the road. Just several million more to go. :clap
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By r60man
K75s are generally beloved by their owners. If...

K75s are generally beloved by their owners. If you have a local BMW club you could check in with them. Almost always there are good wrenches in clubs that will be willing to help out a noob. You...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 31,207
Views: 7,563,796
Posted By r60man
Not justifying anything, but the second one is an...

Not justifying anything, but the second one is an unmarked road that looks like it only is about 1.5 lanes. That said people should still stay to the right.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,469
Posted By r60man
In a situation like this I more often choose to...

In a situation like this I more often choose to keep the dumbass in front of me. Reasoning, I can stop quicker than he can and and accelerate faster if need be. I can keep an eye on him easier than...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By r60man
Question Quick question. I put the swing arm back on...

Quick question. I put the swing arm back on tonight and played back and forth with the adjustment and the best I can get is .15 on one side and .16 on the other. Before I took it apart I was at .18...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,371
Posted By r60man
Having owned an R60 I recommend the following: ...

Having owned an R60 I recommend the following:

Remove Carbs, Heads, Cylinders and pistons.

Find a nice set of 750cc Carbs, Heads, Cylinders and Pistons. Replace the parts from above with the...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 882
Posted By r60man
Gasoline was my father's favorite...

Gasoline was my father's favorite cleaner/degreaser. He used it on everything. My favorite was when he would put his cigarettes out in it. Gas is not nearly as volitile as people think it is. :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,163
Posted By r60man
A smart seller would have had the issue taken...

A smart seller would have had the issue taken care (under warranty) of prior to putting the bike up for sale. That way none of this shit would have happened. The buyer has every right to say "F this"...
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By r60man
Now to put in the new bearings. Got the rear done...

Now to put in the new bearings. Got the rear done yesterday, watched a real master at work. Totally tore it apart to do the threads right. Both the bottom drain and the top fill threads were gone....
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By r60man
So my rear drive will be repaired tomorrow! :clap...

So my rear drive will be repaired tomorrow! :clap So I decided to go ahead and replace the swing arm bearings so that I would be already for mounting it up. Well, best laid plans I forgot to put the...
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,930
Posted By r60man
My coil will turn 40 years old in December.

My coil will turn 40 years old in December.
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By r60man
Looks brand new, maybe even better. Beautiful...

Looks brand new, maybe even better. Beautiful ride! Welcome.
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,220
Posted By r60man
I have that exact tool hanging on my work bench...

I have that exact tool hanging on my work bench (the top has a loop). It is labelled "BMW oil filter removal tool, patent pending" always gets a laugh from my airhead friends.
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,220
Posted By r60man
Very possible. I have been working on this bike a...

Very possible. I have been working on this bike a lot. Right now the entire rear is off the bike while I get the swing arm bearings done. Then I ran into some issues with the rear drive. I did the...
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,971
Posted By r60man
Not a bad deal considering the other items you...

Not a bad deal considering the other items you are getting. Love your airhead and it will love you back. Maybe I am sick, but I treat my airhead like it is a pet. I talk to it, pat it on the gas tank...
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,869
Posted By r60man
Please do not raise your prices until I pay for...

Please do not raise your prices until I pay for mine. Thanks! :rofl
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,220
Posted By r60man
Ok, I just ran out to the garage and took a...

Ok, I just ran out to the garage and took a couple quick pictures. My bike is a '75 R75/6 which the engine and frame are identical so there should be a good comparison.

As you can see in the...
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,220
Posted By r60man
Not common and not correct. There should be...

Not common and not correct. There should be plenty of clearance. Check you motor mounts and a tweaking of the frame. It is close, but you should have enough clearance to loosen the bolt with a wrench...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,798
Posted By r60man
Most demo days are very low pressure. I have done...

Most demo days are very low pressure. I have done them for Harley, BMW, and Triumph. When you demo ride a bike from the dealership it can be different, but my local BMW shop often offers demos if you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,653
Posted By r60man
800 GS Adventure 1200 GS Adventure S1000RR ...

800 GS Adventure
1200 GS Adventure
S1000RR
Total restore of my R75/6
Vincent Black Shadow
BSA Gold Star
Couple of Matchlesses
and many many others
Forum: Airheads 06-05-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,606
Posted By r60man
I used them about 5 years ago and had no issues....

I used them about 5 years ago and had no issues. Now I have a local dealer so I give them the business, so they do not go away.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,944
Posted By r60man
The Amish also do not allow the wearing of...

The Amish also do not allow the wearing of gloves. I wonder if there is a correlation?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,944
Posted By r60man
I live on the edge of Amish country in Lancaster...

I live on the edge of Amish country in Lancaster Co. Pa. (Fuck Amish Mafia this is the real stuff) I often ride through because there are nice roads and they usually are not clogged with trucks....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,681
Posted By r60man
Several years ago I was working in a gas station...

Several years ago I was working in a gas station on a busy corner. One day off the back of a speeding working truck comes a 4' level in a plastic case. I kept it there for a couple of weeks just in...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-21-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,539
Posted By r60man
Nice job, looks good. Just out of curiosity, did...

Nice job, looks good. Just out of curiosity, did you use standard or Metric bolts when putting it on? The reason I ask is that my father added bags to the bike I currently have and he used standard...
Forum: Airheads 05-13-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,437
Posted By r60man
Wicked Quick someone buy this. It is only 20 or so miles...

Quick someone buy this. It is only 20 or so miles from me and I want it bad, but have no money right now. If you buy it I will not have to worry about it. Better yet, buy it and I will ride it across...
Forum: Airheads 05-12-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,277
Posted By r60man
An R50/5 is not a particularly desirable bike,...

An R50/5 is not a particularly desirable bike, even intact. Much less so with a different motor. So you can throw away the "classic bike" value.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 31,207
Views: 7,563,796
Posted By r60man
I think it is earlier than '75, you can see the...

I think it is earlier than '75, you can see the side of the tail light and on a '75 the tail light would be orange on the side. I had a '72 Super Beetle as my first car. Loved it, shame that PA...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,885
Posted By r60man
I will make not a specific recommendation, but a...

I will make not a specific recommendation, but a broad one.

Buy a dual sport bike. Off road riding will let you learn skills that will benefit you a long time on the road. Like what to do when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,705
Posted By r60man
Depends on where you live. Around me there is...

Depends on where you live. Around me there is one place that rents, and it is Harleys only. Not for the kind of riding I want to do, so no choice at all.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,837
Posted By r60man
I am calling B.S. unless I see pictures!:rofl

I am calling B.S. unless I see pictures!:rofl
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