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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:07 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 15,553
Posted By Beemerboff
Colortunes are only any use for setting idle, but...

Colortunes are only any use for setting idle, but I have found that if you use one to set idle then just of idle is correct too, and the first two yards down the road is an absolute hoot!

I have...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,113
Posted By Beemerboff
That 1/2" was just a rough figure - I dont even...

That 1/2" was just a rough figure - I dont even know if you have 34 or 40 mm carbs on your GS.

Snowbums site has the correct level for each, which he gives as a depth from the bottom, but I found...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,113
Posted By Beemerboff
Good results with new plugs is usually a sign of...

Good results with new plugs is usually a sign of a week spark, .
and that is usually a sign that the coil is on the way out.
Or your plug caps are.

Low float levels can cause the running on...
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By Beemerboff
The 6204 is the sprocket carrier bearing, it...

The 6204 is the sprocket carrier bearing, it was on the way out and both seals were toast so I had to call in to the bearing man anyway, and as 6203's are at the small end of the range for wheel...
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By Beemerboff
Supershaft, I Just replaced the chain and...

Supershaft, I Just replaced the chain and sprockets on the F650, and did the wheel bearings and seals at the same time -

6204 bearing BMW List $45.76 - cost...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Poll: Ride naked?
Views: 1,074
Posted By Beemerboff
A small Givi A210 sized screen is unobtrusive, ...

A small Givi A210 sized screen is unobtrusive, if angled correctly is quite silent with little buffeting, and combined with handguards gives all the protection I need.

I have found little...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By Beemerboff
BMW is starting to source it's spares from junk...

BMW is starting to source it's spares from junk suppliers, so with items like bearings and seals where top quality items are are readily available usually at 30% of BMW's price it makes sense to...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By Beemerboff
Some bikes run better with the snorkels removed -...

Some bikes run better with the snorkels removed - my GS does.

They unclip so it is reversible if yours doesn't.

Some folks who have fitted a O2 meter that they can read while riding the bike...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,308
Posted By Beemerboff
I have the Dunlops on my B44 , as it has a 18"...

I have the Dunlops on my B44 , as it has a 18" front and they are hard to find in dual sport. They do as well as most 80/20 dual sports.

0n my GS's a really like the 50/50 Mitas E07's , like...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By Beemerboff
For grips try Cal Sport Touring -I have a pair...

For grips try Cal Sport Touring -I have a pair of the soft Progrip Dual Sport Rally Grips with a pair of small Grip Puppies on top and they work better than anything else I've tried on the thumper....
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By Beemerboff
I had a bad plug cap once, on a four plug G/S. ...

I had a bad plug cap once, on a four plug G/S.

I bought a bike with it on it and got a very good deal because no one could get the bike to go right, but a new cap fixed it PDQ.
Forum: Australia 03-28-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12,812
Views: 856,808
Posted By Beemerboff
Kiz , last time I checked there was no speed...

Kiz , last time I checked there was no speed limit on dirt roads, and ever if the ARRules contradicts that you are entitled to the benefit of the doubt if there are two laws which conflict.

Also ,...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,721
Posted By Beemerboff
Last time I had a bike wobble, tank slapper...

Last time I had a bike wobble, tank slapper actually, was around 1963 , when I took a sidecar off a sprung hub Triumph Tiger 100 and tried to ride it without changing the flat spotted tires.

A...
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By Beemerboff
My local shop has a Propriety capstan head set...

My local shop has a Propriety capstan head set up, just clamp the M.C. and then rotate the tooling for each step, so a quick and easy process.

The SS sleeves he uses are pre finished internally...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,605
Posted By Beemerboff
One theory is that the lower octane gas burns a...

One theory is that the lower octane gas burns a bit faster, probably by a couple of degrees.

Some bikes can probably take this no problem, and will probably benefit from it, some cant and wont.
...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Beemerboff
I did it years ago and it was actually a step...

I did it years ago and it was actually a step backwards from the undertank master cylinder, until I changed the 13 mm cylinder for an 11mm one - it is no magic wand which will convert lousy brakes...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Beemerboff
Flatracer has a tubular specifically for the G/S...

Flatracer has a tubular specifically for the G/S and the 21" wheel, though the one for the 19" wheel will fit with a 80/20 tire.

My bike had a stainless U piece similar to BMWBS item, and I...
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Beemerboff
These buttons are made of the softest stainless...

These buttons are made of the softest stainless steel I have ever seen - no work hardening and the swarf came off continuously like I was drilling aluminium.

I drilled them out to when I fitted a...
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,465
Posted By Beemerboff
My benches are made from salvaged 2" thick...

My benches are made from salvaged 2" thick solid core doors - size is 2'6" by 6'6" so plenty big for most jobs, and they cost a couple of bucks from a salvage yard.

Decent timber is expensive...
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,426
Posted By Beemerboff
The problem is getting splines engaged - with the...

The problem is getting splines engaged - with the final drive attached to the paralever, and off the bike, the drive shaft can be dropped straight down a vertical paralever, and hopefully on to the...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,662
Posted By Beemerboff
If you order your replacement rod bolts from...

If you order your replacement rod bolts from Motorworks they sell the tool to fit them too.

Some folks give the tightening torque in degrees rotation from a set point, not just a straight torque...
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,025
Posted By Beemerboff
I have had a Ebay / Caltric starter on mt G/S for...

I have had a Ebay / Caltric starter on mt G/S for almost four years / 120,000 km, and it is still working the same as the first day I fitted it, which is perfectly.

Ontic swapped parts around to...
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Beemerboff
Some body shops use a plastic adhesive primer - I...

Some body shops use a plastic adhesive primer - I have a can of
HB BODY's Plastofix Spray which seems to have worked well on everything I have used it on.

But it is pretty noxious stuff, and...
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By Beemerboff
Balance pipes mainly overcome the effect of a...

Balance pipes mainly overcome the effect of a restrictive muffler, so the results you get depend on how restrictive your existing muffler is.

But virtually every road legal system will benefit...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,582
Posted By Beemerboff
The Triumph in question was a 1949/50? cast iron...

The Triumph in question was a 1949/50? cast iron sprung hub Tiger 100, which was bought from a wrecker for GBP1.50, as it was blowing smoke from the RHS cylinder - timing side bush was well worn.
...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,582
Posted By Beemerboff
But if you make a harder lifter do you also need...

But if you make a harder lifter do you also need a harder camshaft?


I tried refacing the lifters in a Triumph with a hard facing Stelite? rod. Triumph lifters are curved but the curve was...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,164
Posted By Beemerboff
One end nipple is already on the wire in the...

One end nipple is already on the wire in the Venhill kits - you just have to slip the correct barrel over it, if required.

The correct flux , and cleanliness, is the key to soldering.

I have a...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,582
Posted By Beemerboff
There was a UOA of M1 on the M/C forum on BITOG ,...

There was a UOA of M1 on the M/C forum on BITOG , and after 6000 miles it still had almost all 1200 ppm of zink .

Not surprising, as it only gets used when the oil breaks down, and that doesnt...
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,502
Posted By Beemerboff
Everything that moves can exert a force on...

Everything that moves can exert a force on something, but it doesn't have to be gyroscopic - a house brick flung at 70 mph goes pretty straight to its target too.

Back in the days when we hitched...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,502
Posted By Beemerboff
Bike wheels dont spin freely , they roll along...

Bike wheels dont spin freely , they roll along the road, so have little or no gyroscopic effect, and the rotation has almost no effect on the stability of a two wheeled vehicle - measured at less...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,694
Posted By Beemerboff
There are good quality replicas of the Dunstall...

There are good quality replicas of the Dunstall Decibell muffler around, at a sensible price - around $100- a side.

I bought mine from Trojan classics in Oz but I have seen them a few places,...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,502
Posted By Beemerboff
Honda measured the gyroscopic effect of the big...

Honda measured the gyroscopic effect of the big heavy crank on the V 5 racer, a 230HP , 17,000 rpm motor. The crank was big to cope with the odd firing order on the V5, and some riders were...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By Beemerboff
One reason some folk might clear coat them is...

One reason some folk might clear coat them is that some of the current supply are not particularly good quality - particularly the large Tricolour one.

DAHIK

The colour seems to be only...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By Beemerboff
Mobil 1 20/50 still has plenty zinc - remember...

Mobil 1 20/50 still has plenty zinc - remember the zinc does not come into play until the oil breaks down, and with a quality oil like M1 that is unlikely to ever happen.

Rotella is a good choice...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,509
Posted By Beemerboff
AFAIK Ted is the only one offering the free...

AFAIK Ted is the only one offering the free exchange, and I didnt buy the shaft from him.

With the cost of Postage here in Oz, I could probably have it machined for less than the cost of return...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 776
Posted By Beemerboff
I notice from your first post that you used...

I notice from your first post that you used plastigauge to measure the end float - other posters who have tried this report that the heat required to get the cover on and off melts the plastigauge,...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,509
Posted By Beemerboff
Is it possible to fit the new bearing to the old...

Is it possible to fit the new bearing to the old shafts without a lot of machine work?

But I suppose once you are set up to cut new circlip grooves or whatever it isnt a lot of extra work to open...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,812
Posted By Beemerboff
I think they will make anything that you ask for,...

I think they will make anything that you ask for, but perhaps not at the same price as a stock item.
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,638
Posted By Beemerboff
I have the HPN inserts in my GS , which have...

I have the HPN inserts in my GS , which have adjustable compression and rebound.

I use the best HVI Synth suspension fluid I can find, and have a SJ fork brace. All works very well with the...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,447
Posted By Beemerboff
BMW 'S crankcase is quite flexible , and guys...

BMW 'S crankcase is quite flexible , and guys running hi power high rev race motors report piston head contact around 70 thou clearance, at high revs.

Which makes 32 thou suitable for 40 hp power...
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