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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 09:54 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 43,564
Posted By Pokie
Considering that those seats really are getting...

Considering that those seats really are getting quite rare, with the original paint and lines, I don't think it's "that" rare. In his description, is he trying to convince prospective buyers that...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By Pokie
If you at least put the thing back together, even...

If you at least put the thing back together, even if it doesn't run, it will be worth more than several boxes of parts that "should be the whole thing".

This is where the part-out factor comes...
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By Pokie
I just bought a '73 that's in a bad way. It came...

I just bought a '73 that's in a bad way. It came with a title so I want to keep it as a whole bike. I don't know what it is about keeping them as a whole bikes rather than selling them off as parts...
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By Pokie
I haven't looked at the Haynes manual for some...

I haven't looked at the Haynes manual for some time now and the mistakes (yes, there were some) may have since been corrected. If you need one to be used as an example, when the Haynes manual came...
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 720
Posted By Pokie
Darmahman, I have to date myself,..... nobody in...

Darmahman, I have to date myself,..... nobody in their right mind would date me. I have a wife because she lost the coin toss! She still doesn't know it was a double-headed coin.
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Pokie
Cool piece of trivia, eh what?

Cool piece of trivia, eh what?
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 720
Posted By Pokie
Yes, the bags are Craven Golden Arrows. They were...

Yes, the bags are Craven Golden Arrows. They were available in either black or white gel coat, of course, they could also be painted. The other common Cravens available at the time were Comets (top...
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By Pokie
Bkirchhoff, please post a photo of what you are...

Bkirchhoff, please post a photo of what you are looking for, some of us have a little experience with early Krauser bags and might be able to help. Post a photo or maybe a link that shows what you...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By Pokie
Chollo9, I think, is on the right track by...

Chollo9, I think, is on the right track by suggesting the difference is heat. I have had several float bowls leak when heated up. You'd think the gas would keep the temperature down, except when your...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Pokie
Bringing up Butler and Smith,...... please...

Bringing up Butler and Smith,...... please correct me if I'm remembering wrong. The name Butler and Smith had nothing to do with the owners names but was named after the corner on which the business...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By Pokie
Reminds me of Willy Neutken's collection.

Reminds me of Willy Neutken's collection.
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Pokie
I've seen this a few times, not enough to say...

I've seen this a few times, not enough to say it's common but not totally un-common. Once the rim has been replaced, it never seems to happen again. I don't know if it's a bad batch or what but...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6,172
Views: 1,239,275
Posted By Pokie
Big Bamboo, I like the off road sidecar rig! I've...

Big Bamboo, I like the off road sidecar rig! I've always wanted to build one but keep getting distracted by life. Built several road rigs but not yet an off road one,...... fabulous!
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By Pokie
Maxmillion, what part of the country are you?...

Maxmillion, what part of the country are you? I've got a used pair of Wixoms with mounts but shipping might be a killer.
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Pokie
Agree, option #1. I've done it a bizzillion times.

Agree, option #1. I've done it a bizzillion times.
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By Pokie
On the European headlight inserts, the tabs were...

On the European headlight inserts, the tabs were metal, but I haven't messed with them for some time. Yes, the tabs on the auto replacements here in the States are usually glass. That's why I usually...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By Pokie
Yes, I've fit 7" Bosch headlights into /5 rims...

Yes, I've fit 7" Bosch headlights into /5 rims but it does require grinding the hole in the rim larger to allow the lens to fit properly. Cibie made a "convex" conversion for BMWs back in the 70s but...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By Pokie
That's an Auteroche headlight, made in France (of...

That's an Auteroche headlight, made in France (of course).

On a second look, it doesn't look like that headlight fits your rim, does the lens actually come through the rim? If not, that may be...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,488
Posted By Pokie
It's not possible to put the master link from the...

It's not possible to put the master link from the back.

To put those clips on, I put them in place and hold them with grease, line them up with the groove and push them on with a screw driver....
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By Pokie
To weld the ear on the transmission cover, the...

To weld the ear on the transmission cover, the transmission should come out and the cover removed from the transmission. Welding aluminum requires a lot of heat, producing a lot of smoke if the parts...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,608
Posted By Pokie
The same thing happened to me, turned out that...

The same thing happened to me, turned out that the nuts holding the mag frame to the block loosened and fell off. When I opened the cover, both nuts and washers were there in the bottom of the cover....
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By Pokie
Is it possible one of the instrument illumination...

Is it possible one of the instrument illumination lights is showing through? And when you turn on your turn signal, is the indicator also lighting the lens for your charging light? It would make...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By Pokie
It's often cheaper to pick up a replacement...

It's often cheaper to pick up a replacement transmission and just swap them over. In time, you can have the rear cover on the original transmission repaired or replaced and have a spare transmission...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6,172
Views: 1,239,275
Posted By Pokie
A little less muffler on this side, maybe a...

A little less muffler on this side, maybe a little aluminum tape,......

http://i1329.photobucket.com/albums/w542/porker54/Barney4_zps83957ae9.jpg

The crash bars are left-overs of an Avon...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6,172
Views: 1,239,275
Posted By Pokie
Just bought this one from a little old lady that...

Just bought this one from a little old lady that only rode it on Sundays. I'm thinking a little elbow grease and some cut-polish and it'll shine like a new penny!

...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By Pokie
I carry and use a tube of Prell hair soap. Duel...

I carry and use a tube of Prell hair soap. Duel purpose, just like my bike!

Yeah, it sounds like a joke but it's not.
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 174,877
Posted By Pokie
What's the bike with starting issues? Always...

What's the bike with starting issues? Always start the timing drill with aligning the flux marks. If the marks are off (yes, they do drift), it may well affect starting. Once the flux is aligned,...
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Pokie
The seat is pressed in, I wouldn't recommend...

The seat is pressed in, I wouldn't recommend trying to move it. Have you checked to see if it's the right needle? A longer needle would correct the problem. I'd be more interested in finding an...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By Pokie
Sounds like a small crack in the pan. I've had a...

Sounds like a small crack in the pan. I've had a few folks bottom their pans and cause a small crack. A lady I knew caught her drain plug on her R90 on the loading apron of the BC ferry, snapped that...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Pokie
I'm not sure which would be the best fix, either...

I'm not sure which would be the best fix, either put an extra washer on the float so it lifts the lever for the needle before it hits the tickler shaft, or just shorten the tickler shaft.

...
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By Pokie
I've looked over the photos and that bike is a...

I've looked over the photos and that bike is a piece of crap being offered at primo bike price. If it was being offered at $2500, I'd say it's ok but still not great. Heck, it doesn't even have a...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 174,877
Posted By Pokie
From what I understand, the bike was bought cheap...

From what I understand, the bike was bought cheap back in the early 70s and used as a parts bike for another. The left over parts were then left outside in the fellows back garden. One crank throw...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 174,877
Posted By Pokie
I have just acquired a 1957 R69. A lot is missing...

I have just acquired a 1957 R69. A lot is missing and what's not missing is a rusty lump. I'm expecting this project to take years to assemble but just thought I'd ask if anyone here has any suitable...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 733
Posted By Pokie
You don't say what year the bike is, does it have...

You don't say what year the bike is, does it have LK (long reach) heads? Long reach heads were supplied on bikes in 1968 and 1969. If it's an LK head, the problem can be cured pretty painlessly but...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,325
Posted By Pokie
Yes, carbs can wear out BUT only if there are...

Yes, carbs can wear out BUT only if there are parts to wear. On slide type carbs, both the slides and slide cylinders wear. You can put in new slides and make the carbs work just fine until the slide...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,131
Posted By Pokie
Generally, when you get a set of rings from or...

Generally, when you get a set of rings from or for BMW, the gaps will tend to be a bit big. If you have standard cylinders and standard pistons that you are going to reuse, usually buy a set of the...
Forum: Airheads 07-12-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Pokie
Shocks only work in one direction, on the...

Shocks only work in one direction, on the rebound. You fight the spring on compression, if you bump up the adjustment, the spring has more pressure. The adjustment does not affect the action of the...
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,619
Posted By Pokie
In my opinion, for that price, the bike should...

In my opinion, for that price, the bike should not need any work. Any items that don't work should be considered bargaining points. Yes, that bike is a 1974, it has the /5 type switches and the /5...
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By Pokie
Yes, they do come off but it does take a lot of...

Yes, they do come off but it does take a lot of pressure. If you use the BMW tool for removing the coupling bell, you will likely brake the tool, it's just not up to the job.

I built a 20 ton...
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,039
Posted By Pokie
Looking for opinions? Going crazy isn't...

Looking for opinions?

Going crazy isn't necessary. This is what I would do,..... Pull the heads, leave the cylinders in place for now. With the pistons at top dead center, de-carbonize the tops of...
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