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Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 12,953
Posted By dotdash
I can read, and your post sure sounded like you...

I can read, and your post sure sounded like you were disparaging someones build thread. Where exactly did you say something positive? Perhaps it was not meant to come off the way it did, but forum...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,651
Posted By dotdash
I've dealt with some people who replied...

I've dealt with some people who replied exclusively through the CL mail system. Maybe he's keeping the ad up because the buyer doesn't have his real email and he needs to keep in communication until...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,462
Posted By dotdash
Does anyone know if the stock /5 shrouds fit the...

Does anyone know if the stock /5 shrouds fit the Koni/Ikons? I thought I saw somewhere that it could be done, but I can't find it now...
Thanks.
Forum: Airheads 09-19-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By dotdash
Zip Tie

In regards to #2, I use a zip tie at the bottom of the bucket on my /5.
Mine was abused by a Windjammer earlier in life and if I didn't zip tie it, it would fall out. I keep a handful of spare ties...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By dotdash
Original headlight

Sorry, I'm keeping it in my box of bits in case I ever want to return it to stock.
I'd either get the cheap H4 from Hucky, or hunt for a real R65 unit. You can get an H4 on a P45t base from Daniel...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By dotdash
I got an old R65 headlight and swapped it into my...

I got an old R65 headlight and swapped it into my /5. Reflector and lens were Bosch. I used the old ring, IIRC the R65 one was slightly different. If you look on Hucky's site, I think the upgrade he...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,890
Posted By dotdash
Red dot is on, black dot is parking. OP- I...

Red dot is on, black dot is parking.
OP- I assume you checked the 15A fuse under the seat.

This may help:
http://s7.postimage.org/4mu5vn663/CB175_K6_wirediag.jpg
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,054
Posted By dotdash
Yes, Eurotech has a similar unit without bulbs...

Yes, Eurotech has a similar unit without bulbs for $80. This would be a good choice if you wanted to get a better H4 bulb than the one in the kit.
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,054
Posted By dotdash
The cheap H4 at Huckeys is a Zitzen, the...

The cheap H4 at Huckeys is a Zitzen, the expensive one is BMW/Bosch. IIRC, the Zitzen has a plastic lens. You can look for one on ebay, the R65 lens and reflector also fit the /5 bucket. If you get...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-15-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,664
Posted By dotdash
Oil Change

On a /5, the oil and filter change is pretty simple. Most of the gotchas are with later models.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,946
Posted By dotdash
I got one of the 'last batch' last summer. The...

I got one of the 'last batch' last summer. The address he was using then was toaster.tan@hughes.net
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,157
Posted By dotdash
Wrench locally

In the area, you might want to check out:
Motoworks on Western http://www.motoworkschicago.com/
Cyclewerks in Barrington http://www.cyclewerks.com/
Seymour's BMW on Elston 773-617-8061

Oh, and...
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,513
Posted By dotdash
I'm the guy who dropped the link trying to pull...

I'm the guy who dropped the link trying to pull the breather with a chain. I can smile about it now since I managed to get it out... To get the breather out, I ended up screwing a deck screw through...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,329
Posted By dotdash
Wolfman

Not exactly vintage looking, but it works for me: http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Tank/rainier.html
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-13-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By dotdash
IIRC, the Nav III was a Zumo 550 with different...

IIRC, the Nav III was a Zumo 550 with different firmware. I think the mount was the same.
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,240
Posted By dotdash
I went here http://www.superbrightleds.com and...

I went here http://www.superbrightleds.com and got some bulbs for my /5.
(on the top menu select car bulbs, BA9s bulbs)
IIRC, all the ones in the bucket are BA7s (on the same page) with the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-02-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,899
Posted By dotdash
I thought MapSource was on my install DVD (not...

I thought MapSource was on my install DVD (not handy right now), but I just downloaded it from: http://www8.garmin.com/support/mappingsw.jsp
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,150
Posted By dotdash
The cheap option at Hucky's is a Zitzen. I...

The cheap option at Hucky's is a Zitzen. I thought it was a glass lens but can't remember. You could call him and ask. I had one on my bike for a month or so before I scored an R65 assembly and sold...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-16-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,899
Posted By dotdash
No, the 660 has a headphone/audio out. I think...

No, the 660 has a headphone/audio out. I think the BMW version omits the audio out.
If you wanted SiriXM, you would need to get the 665.
The 660 firmware is stabilizing and is pretty usable now...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,538
Posted By dotdash
Their looks helped make them popular with the...

Their looks helped make them popular with the thought police:
http://thevintagent.blogspot.com/2009/12/george-orwells-motorcycles.html
Forum: Old's Cool 11-10-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By dotdash
I'm using an Odyssey PC680 in my 73 R60/5 and...

I'm using an Odyssey PC680 in my 73 R60/5 and it's fine so far, but it's only been in one season. Have you already gone over the alternator, voltage regulator, etc? My charging system was stock and...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,418
Posted By dotdash
I forgot most of what I learned while getting the...

I forgot most of what I learned while getting the locks straighted out on my /5, but I seem to remember that the steering lock had one more pin than the seat lock. So your key may work for the seat,...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,190
Posted By dotdash
Perhaps he thought you should be on your...

Perhaps he thought you should be on your honeymoon.

Thanks Jenna for the post, though it makes me sad. It reminds me I haven't made my planned trip to my Grandmother's grave. She doesn't know she...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-17-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,381
Posted By dotdash
Sidestand

The consensus seems to be that it's safest to weld and re-tap.
BMWScotter (http://www.bmwscotter.com) mentions the following in his centerstand maintenance procedure:
Thread Repair
The threads on...
Forum: Airheads 09-17-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,483
Posted By dotdash
I just came across this when swapping out my left...

I just came across this when swapping out my left side cover (patched by PO).
I picked up a repro cover and realized the studs were too short to get the nuts on... I was tired, so I put some loctite...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,263
Posted By dotdash
The stock floats moved together, Bing introduced...

The stock floats moved together, Bing introduced a kit that had each float move on it's own little arm. These floats were also alcohol resistant. These floats did not get the Snobum seal of approval,...
Forum: Airheads 06-09-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,612
Posted By dotdash
FWIW, Here is the guy on ebay who sells spark...

FWIW, Here is the guy on ebay who sells spark plug wires:
http://myworld.ebay.com/ebaymotors/bmwires/
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2010, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,612
Posted By dotdash
I'm short on useful details, but I got some nice...

I'm short on useful details, but I got some nice plug wires for my /5 from a seller on ebay. IIRC, he could make them 5k. If you can't find the guy on ebay, PM me and I'll dig through my history and...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,935
Posted By dotdash
With all due respect, Gator and Vermin are big...

With all due respect, Gator and Vermin are big boys and if they want to say something, they can say it themselves. Bumping dead threads with snide comments just makes you look like a jerk.
Forum: Airheads 05-12-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 264,813
Posted By dotdash
I think it's still available as a spare part....

I think it's still available as a spare part. Hucky's has them. The stock head light is a bit weak. Your upgrade options are getting the OEM H4 upgrade (expensive), finding a used R65 headlight, or...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By dotdash
I have some new ones here I got for my tour tank....

I have some new ones here I got for my tour tank. The short straw is 23mm measured from the threaded bit. The long straw is 107mm. There is a bit more length as the bottom is sunken below the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,486
Posted By dotdash
I sent my /5 speedo to Overseas to get the...

I sent my /5 speedo to Overseas to get the needles replaced. Had it checked, lubed, calibrated. Quote was in-line with the final price. IIRC, it was out around a month. I sent it over the winter, so...
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,802
Posted By dotdash
Redemption

I arrayed the tools of the trade: spring parts grabber, coat hanger, can of oil, honker's ale... I had the pan off, the tank off and was lying on the dirty garage floor. I was feeling like a...
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,802
Posted By dotdash
No joy on the oil drain, nothing in the pan......

No joy on the oil drain, nothing in the pan... :cry
I'll try flushing some oil down the breather hole and see if that helps it go down.
Then I suppose I could buy a magnet stick and try poking...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,802
Posted By dotdash
Thanks, that make me feel slightly better. My...

Thanks, that make me feel slightly better.
My first thought was to drop the oil pan, but then I started thinking it might still be somewhere in the oil breather cavity. I'll go ahead and drain the...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,802
Posted By dotdash
Airhead oil breather... issue

So I was doing some work on my /5 and had the tank off and the starter cover removed and decided that I might as well swap the oil breather valve to the newer reed-type one. As long as I'm in...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 994
Views: 362,613
Posted By dotdash
Anybody know of a /5-/6 style alternative gas...

Anybody know of a /5-/6 style alternative gas cap? The originals are NLA, except for the locking version, and nice used ones seem to be going for stupid money these days. I thought there was a...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,338
Posted By dotdash
He accepts paypal if you add another $7 to cover...

He accepts paypal if you add another $7 to cover his paypal fees.
I don't see paypal as being more secure than a check, unless you have paypal on your CC and can seek recourse through them.
I...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By dotdash
Just to clarify, are you talking about the stock...

Just to clarify, are you talking about the stock friction damper, or the /6 style optional hydraulic damper?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By dotdash
Thanks for all the responses. This is...

Thanks for all the responses.


This is what seemed logical, but it comes a few inches short on my bike. I wanted to make sure I wasn't being dense. It should be fairly easy to extend the bracket...
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