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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 930
Posted By yankeeone
MotorcycleWriter...

MotorcycleWriter (http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=254064) thanks for posting that, I just did the ride and adjust one notch, it works!
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 930
Posted By yankeeone
I made the same "vacuum" gauge , I set the oil...

I made the same "vacuum" gauge , I set the oil level down lower so I have more time before the oil starts coming at me.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 930
Posted By yankeeone
Hi, also check the rubber intake manifolds for...

Hi, also check the rubber intake manifolds for air leaks, imposable to get carbs right if you have a vacuum leak.
Brian
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By yankeeone
found it. I was lazy

found it. I was lazy
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By yankeeone
Bing flat top needle removal

Hi , I have a 78 r80/7 with bing flat tops, how do I get the needle out of the piston?

Thanks
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,439
Posted By yankeeone
Right, but the fluid travels up through the...

Right, but the fluid travels up through the reservoir and allows the possibility of air trapped up by the switch. on my bike the brake line comes in the side of the master.I picked the master just...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,439
Posted By yankeeone
When you look at the master, you will see the hi...

When you look at the master, you will see the hi spot is at the switch end, forward on the bike, so when you raise the master this helps the air out. look around the net there are descriptions of...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,439
Posted By yankeeone
Once I got in there for the switch, I found it...

Once I got in there for the switch, I found it was time- much gunk and corrosion, also the return hole was partly clogged so the brake was not releasing properly. Surprisingly it was not...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,439
Posted By yankeeone
I have the same model bike, and just rebuilt the...

I have the same model bike, and just rebuilt the master and the caliper. I had to replace the brake light switch,and that started the whole thing. Master rebuild kit and new switch installed, still...
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 26,516
Posted By yankeeone
You need a loaner trans while you wait. I wish I...

You need a loaner trans while you wait. I wish I had one to lend.
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 26,516
Posted By yankeeone
I was getting ready to ask.

I was getting ready to ask.
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By yankeeone
Maybe I will leave it. The bike has the...

Maybe I will leave it. The bike has the decompression gaskets at the base of the cylinders , it goes pretty good though.
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By yankeeone
I am going to put some foil tape over them and...

I am going to put some foil tape over them and see what happens. What will happen if the jets have been changed? buck and bog down?
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By yankeeone
78 r80/7 air box

Hi, I was wondering it the perferated air box was stock on the r80/7. There is one on mine, will I loose any thing if I change it out or tape it? Its loud on acceleration.
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,016
Posted By yankeeone
I had an 86r80 with no key, I sent a copy of the...

I had an 86r80 with no key, I sent a copy of the reg. to Bobs BMW with the # 0f the bike and they sent me a key that worked.
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 26,516
Posted By yankeeone
looks good, you going to use some carbon fiber...

looks good, you going to use some carbon fiber cloth on it? super day, everyone was out for a ride.
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6,101
Views: 1,229,078
Posted By yankeeone
I like the bike, the side stand out of a box...

I like the bike, the side stand out of a box wrench is neat.
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By yankeeone
Update, bought napa switch it was a pipe thread,...

Update, bought napa switch it was a pipe thread, it leaked, so new bmw switch, master cylinder rebuild kit , tried to go with just new rubber parts in the caliper but she leaked. New piston and kit...
Forum: Airheads 05-17-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By yankeeone
Hi, well first it was the brake light switch,...

Hi, well first it was the brake light switch, bought one at auto parts store and it leaks at the threads, screwed with that, and now its master rebuild. I will get switch from bmw and continue.
Forum: Airheads 05-16-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By yankeeone
Thanks thats the way I went , the piston was...

Thanks thats the way I went , the piston was tight, so when she went, the seal was almost in too.
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By yankeeone
I am doing this now, do you put the dust seal on...

I am doing this now, do you put the dust seal on the piston first? or try and get the piston thru the dust seal when it is in place?
thanks
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By yankeeone
brake light stays on r80/7

Hi, just failed inspection for my brake light staying on. I pulled one of the wires one the front switch on the master cylinder, and the light goes out. Do these fail? how hard to fix? is there...
Forum: Airheads 05-09-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 26,516
Posted By yankeeone
Man this turned tough. Nice work on your motor,...

Man this turned tough. Nice work on your motor, keep it up.
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By yankeeone
+2 on the 12volt light, I had to sort thru just...

+2 on the 12volt light, I had to sort thru just about the Same thing on 78r80.
It will become clear once you get started.
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6,101
Views: 1,229,078
Posted By yankeeone
Thomas, what type tires are on your bike? ...

Thomas, what type tires are on your bike?

Thanks Brian
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,456
Posted By yankeeone
Someone on here has a tag line " If it ain't...

Someone on here has a tag line " If it ain't broke, fix it till it is" I've done that..
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,928
Posted By yankeeone
I used armorall and tried three times, the best...

I used armorall and tried three times, the best I could do was get the tip of the tube to the far end of the hole in the air box.If you have to force something that much, its wrong.

The original...
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,928
Posted By yankeeone
Thanks, I bought a new one from a bmw dealer,...

Thanks, I bought a new one from a bmw dealer, same thing, no way it was going in the shell. the dealer took it back, and I used the old one.
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,928
Posted By yankeeone
Phil, did you have any trouble getting the new ...

Phil, did you have any trouble getting the new breather tube in the clamshell? also where did you get the tube?

Thanks
Brian
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,456
Posted By yankeeone
How long does it take to get the engine down to...

How long does it take to get the engine down to that level? not long, 35000 is not many miles.
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,925
Posted By yankeeone
Thanks , I picked up the bike in the fall and...

Thanks , I picked up the bike in the fall and just got done going through it.
The tires are Continentals from at least 1990, the look great, but--- I will check out the dunlaps, I just get so...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,925
Posted By yankeeone
duel sport tires 78 r80/7

Sorry to bring this up, but I just cant find an answer, could someone tell me what tires to get,I just want to ride dirt logging type roads in Vt, Nh. and local paved road riding around town.I just...
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,203
Posted By yankeeone
Shit man. Pretty good you tube. Lord of the...

Shit man. Pretty good you tube. Lord of the bings alright
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,963
Posted By yankeeone
I once let my 84 c20 pickup get way low on oil,...

I once let my 84 c20 pickup get way low on oil, the light came on, and I was right near a gas station, pulled in and she took 4 quarts! one of the guys said to give me a sticker for the door jamb....
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By yankeeone
update, got the thread file and cleaned up the...

update, got the thread file and cleaned up the worst, then on recommend from the moa site, I took a exhaust nut and cut a slice in it, opened it up a bit and ran it on the bad thread with valve lap...
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,223
Posted By yankeeone
Bobs BMW shows repairs on there site, including...

Bobs BMW shows repairs on there site, including sparkplug thread repair, any one ever use them?
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By yankeeone
exhaust thread 78 r80/7

The first couple of threads on my exhaust nub are Galled . I want to try a thread file, does anyone know the thread size?
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,900
Posted By yankeeone
Update, I made a small bronze tool to the ID of...

Update, I made a small bronze tool to the ID of the push rod tube, dam near 5/8, and put the tube in the lathe chuck with the tool in the jacobs chuck on the other side, cut the little bevel of the...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,900
Posted By yankeeone
Thanks, yes there are marks on the rings where it...

Thanks, yes there are marks on the rings where it looks like someone took a screw driver and drove them down on the seals, my thought is to put the tubes in the lathe and use some kind of tool to...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,900
Posted By yankeeone
Diston, thanks, I think at some point the tube...

Diston, thanks, I think at some point the tube was hit when the cylinder was off the bike , and it crushed the tube a bit in the cylinder, making it loose,I am going to try a few things first, before...
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