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Forum: Airheads 01-09-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,319
Posted By Velvet Elvis
seat options

This place http://www.meyer-bikes.com/ersatz3.php?cat=32 in Germany offers a cool looking retro seat. I've ordered things from their E-bay store and been satisfied; never ordered anything from...
Forum: Airheads 12-28-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 32,171
Posted By Velvet Elvis
Laugh Two little plastic plugs, on bikes without the RS...

Two little plastic plugs, on bikes without the RS or RT fairing mount. I'd say chewing gum, but your bike is lookin' way too nice for that.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,437
Posted By Velvet Elvis
Have you checked the throttle set screw...

Have you checked the throttle set screw underneath the lever perch? There may be a knurled screw under there, with a spring under it, that's used to lock the throttle in one position. Sort of ghetto...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 15,826
Posted By Velvet Elvis
I seem to recall some discussion on the Airheads...

I seem to recall some discussion on the Airheads list about the new ones being too big; from Tom Cutter IIRC. That doesn't help you of course, I'd probably reuse the old ones unless very high miles....
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 15,826
Posted By Velvet Elvis
try these links

to the 3xl size-

http://kevinkarlson.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Misc-Moto-Photos-not-mine/race-tech1/1196223518_ed4EW-X3.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,166
Posted By Velvet Elvis
try one of these...

http://www.rbracing-rsr.com/blackhole/bmwr100exhausts.html



and let us know how it works out!

:deal
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 15,826
Posted By Velvet Elvis
1200 dpi

New scans of the article are at:

http://kevinkarlson.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Misc-Moto-Photos-not-mine/3834341_fJTK8


Have fun! :deal
Forum: Old's Cool 02-22-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 15,826
Posted By Velvet Elvis
scans of emulator article

When I get home this afternoon, I'll rescan at a higher resolution. I didn't know my scanner was capable of that. :rofl I'm pretty much a computer illiterate. :norton
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 15,826
Posted By Velvet Elvis
emulator info

I remembered this article from last summer, from the May/June 2010 issue of Motorcycle Classics. Race Tech emulator install on a /6. Might help someone.
...
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,666
Posted By Velvet Elvis
Looks like a /6 with a /7 police tank and S...

Looks like a /6 with a /7 police tank and S fairing and Corbin seat on an S cowl. If you can get the VIN, there are a number of places to look/decode it for you.

Looks ok in the photo, but the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-02-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 45,906
Posted By Velvet Elvis
That's my kind of engineering. :super

That's my kind of engineering. :super
Forum: Old's Cool 02-02-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 45,906
Posted By Velvet Elvis
Super cool transformation. Does the front wheel...

Super cool transformation. Does the front wheel clear the pipe at full compression?
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By Velvet Elvis
I believe #18 is aluminum. Check down in the...

I believe #18 is aluminum. Check down in the bottom of your fork sliders, might be stuck down there, along with some other parts. I'd replace #9 too, the wiper ring.

I remember thinking 'dang,...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,460
Posted By Velvet Elvis
I've been looking around too, and found these: ...

I've been looking around too, and found these:

http://nfieldgear.com/enfield-store/aftermarket-parts-accessories/body/alloy-mudguards.html

Haven't bought any so can't vouch for quality, etc. ...
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 166,811
Posted By Velvet Elvis
@Moosehead- are those K75S bars? Any issues with...

@Moosehead- are those K75S bars? Any issues with fairing clearance?

Love the color.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,147
Posted By Velvet Elvis
They're just '70's Deutsch style, baby. Orange...

They're just '70's Deutsch style, baby. Orange lines of blingy goodness. :clap
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 166,811
Posted By Velvet Elvis
I'll play- here's mine from a couple years ago;...

I'll play- here's mine from a couple years ago; ride over the North Cascades Highway in the fall.

http://kevinkarlson.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Rides/October-2007-003/221748001_AjUea-M.jpg

Runs...
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,244
Posted By Velvet Elvis
Great looking bike! Re the geometry, it...

Great looking bike!

Re the geometry, it could be a lot different than stock. Fork length, triple clamp offset, wheel offset at the axle are all different than a stocker. But hey, if it handles...
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,379
Posted By Velvet Elvis
I had these on my K100RS. Very comfy, kind of...

I had these on my K100RS. Very comfy, kind of sticky. I've always used the Sunline Gran Touring grips on my airheads but I guess they're NLA.





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Forum: Old's Cool 05-04-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 27,003
Posted By Velvet Elvis
What kind of paint/process did you use to paint...

What kind of paint/process did you use to paint that tank? :deal

I have one; badly in need of paint but no idea what to use to keep it stuck on. The previous paint looks like it has chipped off...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,454
Posted By Velvet Elvis
Do you still have your old BMW fork springs? Try...

Do you still have your old BMW fork springs? Try swapping them back in; I'm heavier than you, and the Progressive springs are on the harsh side for me. Hobby-horse on concrete expansion joints.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,780
Posted By Velvet Elvis
Check all your grounds, particularly at the coil....

Check all your grounds, particularly at the coil. Could also be the coil failing; if you have another bike or access to a known good coil perhaps swap it out and see if the problem persists-
...
Forum: Hacks 03-18-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3,744
Views: 641,329
Posted By Velvet Elvis
R100S/Velorex 562 rig

I posted this in the Flea Market this morning:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=560395

Love to find a good home for her. Great entry level rig.

Kevin
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2,506
Views: 598,871
Posted By Velvet Elvis
R100S sidecar rig

Posted in the Flea Market. I'd like to find a good home for this!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=560395
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,320
Posted By Velvet Elvis
Search of the Airhead mailing list archives...

Search of the Airhead mailing list archives yields:



No contact info, but there's a Dwight Small on LinkedIn in Fort Collins & the bio sounds about right. No idea if he's still doing them....
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 884
Posted By Velvet Elvis
Are you thinking of Tommy Ryser's shop in Blaine?...

Are you thinking of Tommy Ryser's shop in Blaine? Foreign Auto Clinic, on Peace Portal Drive. He's a good airhead guy.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-08-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,069
Posted By Velvet Elvis
Hi Matt- hey, I could swing by and meet you...

Hi Matt- hey, I could swing by and meet you where you parked it to take a look this afternoon. Do you still have my cell #?

Kevin
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 209,255
Posted By Velvet Elvis
Here's a couple... ...

Here's a couple...

http://kevinkarlson.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/81-R80GS/bike-003/118509244_DHGXC-M.jpg



The brace requires trimming off the rings that go around the fork tube, and just...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,958
Posted By Velvet Elvis
I'd always used the sintered clear filters on my...

I'd always used the sintered clear filters on my R80 & never had a problem. Got an R100RS a couple of years ago, added the same filters to it and it developed a stumble at high rpm/big throttle...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-02-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,410
Posted By Velvet Elvis
Have you ever changed the needles and needle jets...

Have you ever changed the needles and needle jets in the carbs? My 30K mile G/S went from about 32mpg up to 40mpg only by renewing the needles and jets with stock BMW parts. They do wear, and richen...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,877
Posted By Velvet Elvis
My standards are high...:deal Glad it will work...

My standards are high...:deal
Glad it will work for you Blaine.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-14-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,832
Posted By Velvet Elvis
Blaine, here's the old bezel from my R100S ('77)....

Blaine, here's the old bezel from my R100S ('77). It should work on a /6 as well. It doesn't have the screw-type clamp on the bottom like the later ones do; but I think that's the type that were also...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,832
Posted By Velvet Elvis
Nope, /5 headlight is too small. Unfortunately I...

Nope, /5 headlight is too small. Unfortunately I don't have a spare light/reflector. Not sure about the clips; I can't remember whether I replaced those or used the old ones. I'll let you know.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,832
Posted By Velvet Elvis
Blaine, I've got a 'spare' bezel off a '77 that...

Blaine, I've got a 'spare' bezel off a '77 that should fit your bike. It's not super pretty, missing some chrome, but functional. I'll try and post up some pics tonight. It's yours if you decide...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-10-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,279
Posted By Velvet Elvis
Thumb custom seat

Mytrook, I had him customize the seat on my K100RS. It went from an ass-killing plank to totally comfortable. My knees gave out before my butt did, from then on.

I got leather, gel pad, etc. for...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-18-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,134
Posted By Velvet Elvis
:flug +1

:flug



+1
Forum: Vendors 07-17-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,067
Posted By Velvet Elvis
Thumb I'd definitely be in for a t-shirt. Kevin

I'd definitely be in for a t-shirt.

Kevin
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 14,329
Posted By Velvet Elvis
I remembered this fellow from his participation...

I remembered this fellow from his participation on the Airheads list a while back. He added R100 jugs and pistons to an R80, and used the R80 heads if I recall correctly, without any machining of...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-30-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,849
Posted By Velvet Elvis
Hmm. My RS has a totally stock headlight bucket...

Hmm. My RS has a totally stock headlight bucket under there; just bolted to a different bracket (no headlight 'ears'). Chrome ring and all.

If converting to naked, you need new bars (unless you...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,413
Posted By Velvet Elvis
Hijack on: There used to be an ABC-based get...

Hijack on: There used to be an ABC-based get together at the Latona Pub; I made it to that one semi-regularly. It moved to Georgetown to coincide with the VMC meetup, but that was a little far for...
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