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Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 120,924
Posted By Patrick M
Somewhere close to 19k. Purchased from the...

Somewhere close to 19k. Purchased from the original owner.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 120,924
Posted By Patrick M
My new find. An unmolested 1974 850 ...

My new find. An unmolested 1974 850

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8880/17355036175_b897d231c5_c.jpg
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Patrick M
Well, it's all taken care of now and the parcel...

Well, it's all taken care of now and the parcel has been cleared. Damien from MB was very helpful with resolving this and I wouldn't hesitate to order from there again.
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Patrick M
I normally always turn on "private browsing" but...

I normally always turn on "private browsing" but I may have forgotten to one day.
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Patrick M
Beater, I have. It looks like they just sent...

Beater,
I have. It looks like they just sent FedEx a scanned copy of a print out that was printed in the same manner as the original illegible invoice. So essentially the same quality of invoice,...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Patrick M
I'm almost 100% sure FedEx is not watching me. ...

I'm almost 100% sure FedEx is not watching me. If they are, a delayed parts delivery is the least of my problems.

I believe it's a combination of a poor quality invoice that they cannot send to...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Patrick M
I filed a complaint with US Customs. 2-3 week...

I filed a complaint with US Customs. 2-3 week response time.
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Patrick M
Thanks Stan, I will look into that. I...

Thanks Stan, I will look into that.

I should clarify that the person I am communicating with is from FedEx (title is Sr ECO Import Coordinator).
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Patrick M
Motobins and US Customs

I made a large order with Motobins last week. It is currently held in customs due to an "illegible" invoice (basically printed from a dot-matrix that FedEx is saying the ink is too faint to scan to...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,215
Posted By Patrick M
It's more satin than anything else. However,...

It's more satin than anything else. However, some satin black plastic paint can be quite glossy (Krylon Fusion). VHT bumper coat seems to be a good match.

I'm not sure what the original factory...
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,435
Posted By Patrick M
I got all my parts back from the powder coater...

I got all my parts back from the powder coater today. Overall I'm happy with the results. Nothing beats good old fashion paint but I'm not set up for proper painting and powder coating made more...
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,178
Posted By Patrick M
Looking good! Shame about the swing arm...

Looking good!

Shame about the swing arm bearings. I take it that they were damaged when you removed them?

Motobins seems to have those bearings for around 30 vs the 70 dollars per at the...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,435
Posted By Patrick M
My R80 G/S Rebuild and Revitalization

I'd be happy to. Finding a nice set of decals is tough and there's not many sources for them. Let me think about the best way to do that.




The photo is actually of a new loom that I have. My...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,435
Posted By Patrick M
It's been pretty slow going these past couple...

It's been pretty slow going these past couple months. I have been studying for a professional exam that has been taking up mostly all of my free time...

I had a bad u-joint on the driveshaft that...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,720
Posted By Patrick M
Mechanical Engineer here. Im pretty sure that...

Mechanical Engineer here. Im pretty sure that the direction of the rotation has to do with torque and the principal of the "right hand rule" in transmitting that torque along the drivetrain. When...
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Patrick M
This guy seems to be making some nice...

This guy seems to be making some nice reproductions. You might want to see if he'd make a batch.

http://motorbikestickers.tumblr.com
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,435
Posted By Patrick M
I ground down a box 12 and that did the trick for...

I ground down a box 12 and that did the trick for the swing arm nuts. The weld thickness on my swingarm tube to flange is pretty large

This is an R100 motor (see above) that I have very little...
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,435
Posted By Patrick M
Side stand

Excuse me if this a dumb question with a simple answer...

Whats the trick to removing the side stand on the G/S? I've removed the circlip but the pivot pin does not want to move at all. I've...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 113,816
Posted By Patrick M
You have good taste. Though it no longer...

You have good taste.

Though it no longer looks like that. Rebuilding to the stock BMW Motorsport scheme.
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By Patrick M
Interesting to know. I've always thought of the...

Interesting to know. I've always thought of the monolever's to have bullet proof drive shafts. I will be getting the u-joint replaced.

Nice tool. I'll have to make one of those if I ever need to...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By Patrick M
G/S Drive Shaft U-Joint Flat Spots

I'm currently in the process of doing rebuild on my G/S and prepping everything for paint. I took to my swing arm to a local BMW tech who has the tool to remove the cush drive. Upon removal he...
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By Patrick M
Thanks to supershaft and slmyers for the info. ...

Thanks to supershaft and slmyers for the info. Yes it is for the evap system/fuel shut off that was present on later model Airheads. This is a 95 R100 motor in a 1984 G/S chassis.

For the sake...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By Patrick M
Breather from crankcase. Part of secondary/pulse air system?

I came across this vacuum or vent hose coming from the crankcase during my rebuild. Looks like a PO plugged it. I'm having trouble locating its original routing or where it is meant to go. Does...
Forum: Airheads 11-08-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,435
Posted By Patrick M
Slow progress at the moment as I wait for a few...

Slow progress at the moment as I wait for a few special tools. I was able to get the engine out an on the bench today though. A one man job.

Im still debating how far to go with the tear down...
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,435
Posted By Patrick M
Funny coincidence because this bike had the same...

Funny coincidence because this bike had the same headlight set up, including some wacky flasher relay set up. The switch was hidden and it took me a couple days to figure out why the headlight was...
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,435
Posted By Patrick M
Thanks Dan, I'll give that a try. I thought that...

Thanks Dan, I'll give that a try. I thought that my tool collection was more than adequate (works on everything else I wrench on) when I began this project. However, I'm starting to realize that...
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,435
Posted By Patrick M
Currently attempting to find an appropriately...

Currently attempting to find an appropriately sized 12 point, 12mm box wrench that can get to one final drive/swingarm nut. The nut adjacent to the shock mount is only accessible with a wrench but...
Forum: Airheads 11-03-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,435
Posted By Patrick M
My R80 G/S Rebuild and Revitalization

After owning my R80 G/S for a couple years now, I finally began the process of a full rebuild this weekend. Since I got the bike, I wanted to do a complete frame up rebuild. At some point in the...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By Patrick M
Excellent. Didn't realize they sold these decals....

Excellent. Didn't realize they sold these decals. I'll give it a try.



I agree. Too little time on this planet to have it spent being yelled at by a TV. I'm glad you enjoyed the read. The only...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By Patrick M
The G/S was added to the stable a couple months...

The G/S was added to the stable a couple months after I finished that trip you're reading about. The VFR, though an amazing long distance machine, is hardly ridden these days because of my G/S.
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By Patrick M
The Andy Straps and GL bags look nice. I'll...

The Andy Straps and GL bags look nice. I'll check those out. Thanks for all the suggestions. I am spoiled by a Givi quick release bag that snaps into my tank filler flange on my VFR.
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By Patrick M
Siebenrock G/S Tank Decals

Has anyone used or heard about the quality of Siebenrock's G/S tank decal replicas? Specifically, the stock blue/purple ones. Im looking into purchasing some, but I thought I had heard the quality...
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8,004
Views: 1,634,530
Posted By Patrick M
My '84 G/S

Dont think I've posted a picture of this here before. 84000 mile chassis with a R100GS engine. About to do a frame up refresh on it. The World's greatest bike.
...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By Patrick M
R80 G/S tank bag options

I know there's lots of luggage options out there, but for those using a stock tank on a G/S, which tank bag do you use?

Just trying to get an idea of what fits well. Another option is a tail bag...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 13,285
Posted By Patrick M
Decals

I saw in a separate post that you were having a sign shop make some tank decals for you. What was the outcome of that?

My apologies if you've mentioned it here already and I've missed it.
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 607,993
Posted By Patrick M
Heard back from Motobins and they no longer carry...

Heard back from Motobins and they no longer carry it. Thanks for the help though!


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Forum: Airheads 03-19-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 607,993
Posted By Patrick M
Thanks for the lead but I just poured through...

Thanks for the lead but I just poured through their site and did not find it.

Looking for part no. 62 21 1 244 755




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Forum: Airheads 03-19-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 607,993
Posted By Patrick M
WTB G/S Instrument tell tale cover

Looking for an instrument dash tell tale cover for an G/S in good to excellent condition. Mine is cracked and faded. NLA from BMW.

Thanks!
Forum: Americas 12-23-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By Patrick M
I just did a solo, sort-of cross country trip a...

I just did a solo, sort-of cross country trip a few months ago that visited some of the places you have on your route. Check out my ride report in my signature for some ideas on camping spots.

I...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,621
Posted By Patrick M
I have a lot of success using Loctite 518 with...

I have a lot of success using Loctite 518 with issues like this. Using it in conjuction with the gasket yields good results. It's unlike RTV or silicone gasket makers. It also doesn't make a mess if...
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