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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By Big Bamboo
$1000 does sound like too much to pay, but you...

$1000 does sound like too much to pay, but you would be amazed at some of the crusty boat anchors I have revived from the dead. Rebuild the carbs, change the oil, clean the rats nest out of the air...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Big Bamboo
Closer To The Edge

TT Documentary featuring Guy Martin: <a href="<iframe width=" 560"="" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qds9Of4qw-M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="">"><a href="<iframe width="...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Big Bamboo
I think the blue tank was the one with gasoline...

I think the blue tank was the one with gasoline in it, so after a test run they could swap it to a matching new dry tank for shipment. Here's some vintage ISDT footage:...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,588
Posted By Big Bamboo
My first bike was a Honda 50 bought for $60...

My first bike was a Honda 50 bought for $60 (including 2 helmets) back in 1971. I still have the scar on my knee from when I crashed it in the desert east of Tucson, Az.
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By Big Bamboo
Also, check the shaft for wear; it should not...

Also, check the shaft for wear; it should not wiggle around in it's bore.
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By Big Bamboo
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/PartsFiche....

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/PartsFiche.aspx
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2,273
Views: 330,316
Posted By Big Bamboo
Yep, what he doesn't show is the big crease in...

Yep, what he doesn't show is the big crease in the top of the headlight bucket... The guy whose garage it's been stored in wants it out of there, too.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2,273
Views: 330,316
Posted By Big Bamboo
Go ahead, tell him that. I dare ya! :freaky

Go ahead, tell him that. I dare ya! :freaky
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,455
Posted By Big Bamboo
I always thought it's funny what BMW recommended...

I always thought it's funny what BMW recommended to prepare for trips. I wonder what the rubber bands are for? From the R75/5 owners manual:http://www.pbase.com/dwerbil/image/154654397.jpg I always...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2,273
Views: 330,316
Posted By Big Bamboo
Found this on the local Craigslist. I called him...

Found this on the local Craigslist. I called him the last time he listed it to point out the lack of mufflers and rear shocks mounted upside down, among other things... He said, "It runs better...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7,646
Views: 1,537,839
Posted By Big Bamboo
Yep, love those Shinkos! I took a ride out Mana...

Yep, love those Shinkos! I took a ride out Mana Road yesterday to check out the handling with the new tires and high bars. What a difference!...
Forum: Regional forums 02-24-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 138,625
Posted By Big Bamboo
Took a ride out Mana Road

To check out the road improvements and new gravel. I only passed two pickups hauling huge horse trailers and one Jeep coming the other way, and all of them pulled off the road to let me go by:...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7,646
Views: 1,537,839
Posted By Big Bamboo
A quick search of "4ls brake drum" shows lots of...

A quick search of "4ls brake drum" shows lots of examples: https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=4ls+brake+drum&qs=n&form=QBILPG&pq=4ls+brake+drum&sc=0-10&sp=-1&sk=
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,453
Posted By Big Bamboo
I heard he had health issues a few months ago,...

I heard he had health issues a few months ago, but was coming back. Perhaps things did not go as well as planned?
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,453
Posted By Big Bamboo
Try theses guys: http://www.euromotoelectrics.com/

Try theses guys: http://www.euromotoelectrics.com/
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By Big Bamboo
https://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.6080296557591959...

https://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.608029655759195983&pid=1.7https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.608050052554559252&pid=1.7
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,523
Posted By Big Bamboo
Advil...?

Advil...?
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Big Bamboo
Are the coils original equipment? They are one of...

Are the coils original equipment? They are one of the first things I change on any new to me 40 year old motorcycle.
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Big Bamboo
Didn't the R100RS and R100RT have reduced fork...

Didn't the R100RS and R100RT have reduced fork travel? The SWB /5 and R65 have similar wheelbases with the short swing arms.
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 180
Posted By Big Bamboo
Late Model Slide Needle Clips

I'm tearing apart some carbs from a 1994 R100GS today. I notice the slide needles have different clips than the earlier models. The screw plug above them should unscrew, I assume, but it isn't...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By Big Bamboo
There are marks on both the cam gear and the...

There are marks on both the cam gear and the throttle gear/tube that have to line up. Also, the throttle tube has a notch that the housing cover tab fits into. When Installing, this notch must be in...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By Big Bamboo
It looks compressed from the rear as well, I've...

It looks compressed from the rear as well, I've never seen that secondary bulge where it widens to the section before the flange...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 7,646
Views: 1,537,839
Posted By Big Bamboo
Gymkana Anyone?

http://www.avcmc.iinet.net.au/201306/images/gym_don.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 981
Views: 85,382
Posted By Big Bamboo
From Antons web page:

'76 to '84

<table class="photo" width="785"> <tbody><tr> <td width="385">http://www.largiader.com/tech/rockers/type3_tn.jpg</td> <td...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16,693
Views: 10,237,061
Posted By Big Bamboo
http://41.media.tumblr.com/5f401bd7eae5c928990c1a1...

http://41.media.tumblr.com/5f401bd7eae5c928990c1a130f2dd2bc/tumblr_njjz7qfgoz1sls0ndo1_500.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,222
Posted By Big Bamboo
My first R75/5 went over 600mph (air freight back...

My first R75/5 went over 600mph (air freight back from Germany) :rofl
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 981
Views: 85,382
Posted By Big Bamboo
Yes; tip hardening. I can't tell from the photo...

Yes; tip hardening. I can't tell from the photo which type of rockers you have, but you should be able to pinch them closer in most cases. Even the slightest play can make for more rocker noise.
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 981
Views: 85,382
Posted By Big Bamboo
Hey, I thought we weren't supposed to insult...

Hey, I thought we weren't supposed to insult "family" on these forums...? :deal :D
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 981
Views: 85,382
Posted By Big Bamboo
Don't hold back. Tell us what you really think!...

Don't hold back. Tell us what you really think! :freaky
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 981
Views: 85,382
Posted By Big Bamboo
Wrong, it would be time to adjust the valves on...

Wrong, it would be time to adjust the valves on the opposite cylinder. Remember, the piston is at TDC twice; when it fires and when it's on the exhaust stroke...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,422
Posted By Big Bamboo
Unfortunately, once the cam is out you will need...

Unfortunately, once the cam is out you will need to remove the flywheel to access the oil pump cover. Remember to block the crank from moving forward throughout this procedure.
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,422
Posted By Big Bamboo
The sprocket doesn't unscrew, it pulls straight...

The sprocket doesn't unscrew, it pulls straight off. The big notch on the cam is for the bean can drive dogs.
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 14,886
Posted By Big Bamboo
I've worked on two 100,000 mile bikes with the...

I've worked on two 100,000 mile bikes with the original brake shoes lately, and yes, they showed hardly any wear. Not much going on in the way of braking either... Doesn't anybody ever lube the brake...
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By Big Bamboo
13 inches, or... 330.2 mm

13 inches, or... 330.2 mm
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 882
Posted By Big Bamboo
FWIW; u-joints are "sticky" when brand new....

FWIW; u-joints are "sticky" when brand new. Remember, these things do not pivot very far in use. Detaching it from the output flange and rocking it 90 degrees is not a good test. A worn one will feel...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By Big Bamboo
I have heard that Norton peashooter mufflers will...

I have heard that Norton peashooter mufflers will work, and look good too. None of the other BMW mufflers will work, because the head pipes are smaller than anything else in the lineup, with the...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 33,175
Posted By Big Bamboo
My first BMW was bought in Germany and had the...

My first BMW was bought in Germany and had the KPH speedo installed. It was always fun to point at the speedo and tell people the bike had a top speed of 220.... :D
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7,646
Views: 1,537,839
Posted By Big Bamboo
More info here:...

More info here: http://www.returnofthecaferacers.com/2013/09/sprint-beemer-by-lucky-cat-garage.html
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,383
Posted By Big Bamboo
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Big Bamboo
Note, the seat is captured by the hinge pins, so...

Note, the seat is captured by the hinge pins, so one will need to be removed to mount the seat, as shown. It's a good time to replace damaged or worn screws with new, it will make removal the next...
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