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Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,160
Posted By kixtand
I don't know which option we're on, but let's...

I don't know which option we're on, but let's call it option Z:

Drop the pan and clean everything real good, get yourself a new oil filter, the main rod bearings, new gaskets all 'round, and then...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By kixtand
My 78 R80 has the holes, and the induction noise...

My 78 R80 has the holes, and the induction noise is noticeably louder than an air box sans holes...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,440
Posted By kixtand
Close, but no cigar... see post above...

Close, but no cigar... see post above...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,440
Posted By kixtand
Their names are as follows (and this is from...

Their names are as follows (and this is from memory):

Freewheelin' Franklin freak
Phineas T. Freakears
Fat Freddy Freakowtski

The Fabulous Furry Freakbrothers!!

Edit: Didn't see the...
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,440
Posted By kixtand
All of this seriousness aside, can anyone besides...

All of this seriousness aside, can anyone besides Bill identify the character in the pic without looking it up on these interwebs??
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,684
Posted By kixtand
This is a loaded question that can not be...

This is a loaded question that can not be answered in one fail swoop...

You need to specify what you need done, and what you are capable of.

kix
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,347
Posted By kixtand
As I recall, 11 rib fork boots are shorter, were...

As I recall, 11 rib fork boots are shorter, were introduced in the /6 series and mount higher on the slider to accommodate the different fork brace/fender mount that came along with the ATEs; the...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,347
Posted By kixtand
Added them a long time ago...

Added them a long time ago...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,347
Posted By kixtand
If'n only you had gone ahead and put the 13 rib...

If'n only you had gone ahead and put the 13 rib fork boots on whilst you had 'er apart...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 824
Posted By kixtand
I'll do you bone better and send you an email...

I'll do you bone better and send you an email with pics and details...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 824
Posted By kixtand
I've got a set of R90 heads sitting on the shelf...

I've got a set of R90 heads sitting on the shelf ready to bolt on, just let me know if you are interested.

kix
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By kixtand
Hard the news Wednesday from a friend up in the...

Hard the news Wednesday from a friend up in the Cincy area. I truly enjoyed Lenny's company, he was a man among men and a true pleasure to converse with. He will be missed by many...

kix
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,231
Posted By kixtand
Pricey option...

Pricey option...
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,231
Posted By kixtand
Do tell... what were the issues? Were they...

Do tell... what were the issues? Were they rectified??
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,231
Posted By kixtand
Randy does excellent work, and is a top notch guy...

Randy does excellent work, and is a top notch guy to boot. Recommended 100%.
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,257
Posted By kixtand
Nope, in the case of the originals I believe you...

Nope, in the case of the originals I believe you are correct, but the difference in length has no impact on fitment.
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 969
Posted By kixtand
Not to start a pissing match, but I'd like to...

Not to start a pissing match, but I'd like to understand what, in your opinion, makes the 5-speed so much better.

The opinions on the internals of each box--and they are just opinions--seem to...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By kixtand
PM returned. Shoot me your email and I'll send...

PM returned. Shoot me your email and I'll send pics and such.
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By kixtand
I've got a set of R90 heads sitting on the shelf...

I've got a set of R90 heads sitting on the shelf ready to go if you are interested.
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 817
Posted By kixtand
I've tried this route and it's not nearly as easy...

I've tried this route and it's not nearly as easy as it sounds since everything inside and outside the empty area in the swing arm is magnetic...
Forum: Airheads 01-14-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 842
Posted By kixtand
Yes, disconnect inside the bucket, determine...

Yes, disconnect inside the bucket, determine length, cut wires and sheath, strip wires and tin them.

Make sense??
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 842
Posted By kixtand
You can desolder and resolder, but the easier...

You can desolder and resolder, but the easier option is to cut the length you want to get rid of off the other end, strip the wires and tin them.

YMMV--

kix
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By kixtand
+2 There are many better ways to increase...

+2

There are many better ways to increase the stiffness of the forks that work better than the clamp on braces; too many tolerance variables and stack up issues when using the clamp on style.
...
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,344
Posted By kixtand
Do you think it would help them if'n I went down...

Do you think it would help them if'n I went down and took a picture of one of the /5s so's they could see it with their own eyes??
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,839
Posted By kixtand
I've got a set of R90 heads sittin' on the shelf...

I've got a set of R90 heads sittin' on the shelf ready to go that you could use, all it would take is possibly adjusting the exhaust pocket on the piston for the bigger exhaust valve.

The heads...
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,344
Posted By kixtand
I am quite sure that the notch started with the...

I am quite sure that the notch started with the /5. If you are referring to the /2 and older machines, they use a cork gasket, no writing...
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By kixtand
Google is your friend, don't be afraid to use...

Google is your friend, don't be afraid to use it...

Searching "BMW /5 owners manual" will take you right to the scanned in copy.
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By kixtand
OK then-- You need to set up everything up...

OK then--

You need to set up everything up exactly like it is explained in the owners manual, this is absolutely the best reference that I have seen for making sure things are right from the get...
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By kixtand
Have you adjusted EXACTLY per the owners manual?

Have you adjusted EXACTLY per the owners manual?
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,912
Posted By kixtand
If memory serves, the original threads are brazed...

If memory serves, the original threads are brazed to the tank, and it also looks like the "new" threads are brazed in as well. You can remove the added piece and see what you've got to work with, and...
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,246
Posted By kixtand
I just got the confirmation email that we have...

I just got the confirmation email that we have enough people here in KY to have the showing this Sunday!!:claph
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By kixtand
Neither case is normal.

Neither case is normal.
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By kixtand
I'd shy away from Palo Alto, had a number of bad...

I'd shy away from Palo Alto, had a number of bad experiences with them. If you are going outside the ADV community I would recommend North Hollywood.
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By kixtand
Does he repair mechanical changes or just...

Does he repair mechanical changes or just electronic ones??
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,237
Posted By kixtand
That conversion is definitely cool, but a tank...

That conversion is definitely cool, but a tank bag fits on the stock /7 so nice why fuck with it??
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,237
Posted By kixtand
That looks to me like a /7 tank that somebody...

That looks to me like a /7 tank that somebody modified to add the older style cap.
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By kixtand
I also see a hand shifter on the tranny further...

I also see a hand shifter on the tranny further reinforcing the R51 theory...

EDIT: I went back and studied the photos in the original posting and confirmed that the bike attached to the hack is...
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,990
Posted By kixtand
This incorrect information for a /5. There is one...

This incorrect information for a /5. There is one 12 V feed to the left coil, and the coils are then wired in series and on to the points.
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By kixtand
I have some of these on my race bike, bought them...

I have some of these on my race bike, bought them on eBay. Be advised that they did not come with the correct spacer for the forks and one cracked when I tightened it down...

YMMV--

kix
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By kixtand
I set up a spreadsheet to do the MPH calculation...

I set up a spreadsheet to do the MPH calculation for a 4-speed and a 5-speed with different FD ratio choices for a given RPM. I can email it if you want a copy.

That said, my race bike with ...
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