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Forum: The Garage 06-27-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,917
Posted By pkboxer

Try Accu-gauge. Mostly US made parts, tested and assembled in USA.

Accurate within 2% in the middle of the range. 3% in top and bottom 25% of the...
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By pkboxer
Free felt

Someone, I'm fairly sure it's on this site, had a bunch of the felt and offered free pieces to anyone who wanted it.

I got a piece.

Try a search....

Not that it's much to buy but...
Forum: Airheads 06-06-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,618
Posted By pkboxer

Unless already upgraded, your bike doesn't have a headlight relay.

You can try adding one first (the matchbox one is easy/simple/good price).

If you pick up a volt or 2 it's a big step up...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By pkboxer
Aftermarket Bucket

A lot of the...
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By pkboxer

Thanks - I'll try to bleed them first and see if that does it before going any further...
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By pkboxer
Rear disc brake trouble shooting procedure.

A friend has an '84 R100RT with an ineffective rear disc brake.

Fluid is topped up but there's no real braking power.

No obvious leaks anywhere.

Any procedure for determining an issue...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By pkboxer

Yes, some won't require modification.

Or you can sand the bars or enlarge the controls.

Not stock but allows you to use a much larger variety of bars and at 1/3 of the cost.

Win win :freaky
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By pkboxer
Solved, issue with relay.

I pulled out the multi-meter and discovered that when pushing the connector onto the spade terminal for the indicator light, the terminal slid into the relay a small amount and caused a short for a...
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By pkboxer
Solved -- Substituting buzzer for TS dash indicator light

On my 74 R90/6 I don't have the stock dash, therefor don't have a turn signal indicator light. (Idiot light)

Trying to substitute in a little piezo buzzer for an audible indication.

I've wired...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,432
Posted By pkboxer

Bill42 (user name) put one of the screw in types on his build.

Contact him (think they are in the $150 range).
Forum: Airheads 10-28-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2,663
Views: 445,587
Posted By pkboxer
Chrome /6 gas cap (non-locking)

This chrome gas cap is forsale. $45 including priority shipping USPS anywhere that goes. Add $$ for shipping cost elsewhere.

It has a scratched area on the raised center area and a...
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2,663
Views: 445,587
Posted By pkboxer
DIY stainless Brake Rod (LWB)

DIY Stainless Brake Rod for LWB BMW

$25 + actual shipping costs
Forum: Airheads 10-15-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By pkboxer
That's what I was thinking!

Diston, is that a challenge!!?? :rofl

It's just such a weak arse spring and when adjusted the break arm pushes back on the wing nut with so much effort that I can't see this wimpy spring adding...
Forum: Airheads 10-15-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By pkboxer
Purpose of brake rod spring

I was looking at 3 early '70s bikes this weekend.

My R90, a CB750 and an Eldorado.

The first 2 have a spring on the rear brake rod (opposite side of the brake arm from the wing nut).

Forum: Airheads 09-03-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By pkboxer

Saw the other replies... does the '76 have the type I described at the hadlebars.

Like on the /5 and my '74 /6 ?
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By pkboxer
Brake Switch

Slide the rubber boot back.

Unscrew the 2 set screws holding wires.

Loosen lock ring and unscrew switch.

Doesn't matter which way wires go back on.

Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 559,883
Posted By pkboxer
Speedo sold

El Desmo - replied to your flea market post saying I'd take it.
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By pkboxer

Yes, I don't have the constant "hot" run to my switch so down is headlight off.

After reading the post and Duane's site I pulled the switch.

There's a tiny "C" clip under the plastic knob.
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By pkboxer
eh maybe not

If there's a good chance i'll end up loosing parts/messing things up, maybe I'lll just leave well enough alone.

The down is headlight off, not a kill switch.
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By pkboxer
Removing spring from /5 headlight switch

I'd like to know if it's fairly easy to remove the spring for the "flash" position in a /5 type headlight switch (actually on a '74 /6 bike if it matters).

I'd like to have the switch remain down...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-15-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,355
Posted By pkboxer
Tix & Camping

Is this a tent spot?
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,953
Posted By pkboxer
Relocate to lower transmission bolt

I have longer allen bolt in the lower right transmission mounting hole and then a double nut with a new ground wire clamped between the nuts.

I did have to order the bolt to get the right length.
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,851
Posted By pkboxer

Thanks, yeah Mattfish, if you notice, I used your photo as my example to show what it should end up looking like.

I didn't do actual work but I think my "guy" milled out the head tube and didn't...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,851
Posted By pkboxer
Few thoughts and Pics

There are a few threads that discuss this already.

I did this on my R90/6 over the winter. A friend hadled the machine work.

I believe he made 2 short tubes same OD as the fork tubes and...
Forum: Airheads 05-16-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6,101
Views: 1,229,278
Posted By pkboxer
What are em crashbars?

What are these crash bars?

Are they effective in anything but a tip over?

How are they removed for doing...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 160,055
Posted By pkboxer
pretty sweet cb550 (
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,567
Posted By pkboxer
Bridgestone S11 Spitfires

100/90-18 Front
110/90-18 Rear
(2) 18" Tubes and rim strips

Maybe I missed where it's said, but doesn't this have a 19" front wheel?

Also, a 90/90 up front makes it more nimble (but a 100...
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,197
Posted By pkboxer
krauser bags - safety strap

I recently bought/installed the old style Krauser bags on my r90/6.

With the infamous seat belt latch.

I plan on adding a safety straps.

Have seen images of a strap running vertically...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2,663
Views: 445,587
Posted By pkboxer
Tete = good guy

Recieved the racks from Tete, just as stated.

Look nice on the bike....
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2,663
Views: 445,587
Posted By pkboxer
WTB for "old style" for bottom plug

I bought 2 new rubber fork slider plugs from hucky's.

The style he has now is about 1.25" in diameter.

The older one I have is 1.5".

Using to plug the triple clamp acorn plug I cut off...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2,663
Views: 445,587
Posted By pkboxer
Cheap Universal Hard Saddlebags w/mounts for LWB airheads

I have some chinese made ABS hard bags with mounts for my /6 LWB bike.

$65 + shipping

Ad is in FM
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By pkboxer
The winter's just begun

Thanks all.

I think I'll go the non-sanding route and follow bmweuro's advice.

I image I could even clean the paint back off if it isn't what I want but I think I paid $30 for this set of...
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By pkboxer
Painting Fork Lowers/sliders

I know I've seen some painted fork lowers/sliders on /5 or /6 airheads.

I'm considering it and wondering if people who did it have any advice.

First thing that came to mind was if I should...
Forum: Airheads 01-02-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,366
Posted By pkboxer
Blow em

If you have access to a compressor, plug anyholes in the end of one grip and fill the handlebar with compressed air from the other end.

Make a quasi-air tight seal around your air nossle.
Forum: Airheads 12-27-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By pkboxer
Shaft grind

Replaced my 74 intermediate shaft a few years ago. Had the fork ground to fit the "new" gear.

Removed the material from the side where the boss was increased in thickness to keep the fork in the...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By pkboxer
Righty Tighty

If you remove the two small screws and gently pull out the switch.

(Helps if you feed the wire harness into the side of the switch.)

There's a large flat head screw under the switch. This...
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,782
Posted By pkboxer
Breather - 10:30?

Bill, is this one facing 6 o'clock according to your description?

What is the reason for 10:30? :ear
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 585
Views: 120,169
Posted By pkboxer
Need for resistor

Snowbum says ( discussion: Nearly any type of resistor may be used. It can be the old-fashioned type called 'carbon composition', or any...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By pkboxer

I have been running the Aerostich "warmbib" 30W and heated grips 35W (on high) together for a couple of years.

No issues as of yet, when idleing in town, I kill the head light until I'm tached...
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By pkboxer
2 leaks

Yeah, I was suspecting that plug. Does it come out without removing the engine?

Or would green locktight work into the threads after a cleaning?

The carb one got me since there isn't...
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