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Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By BalefireX
R75/5 Odometer gone crazy?

So I thought until today that my instrument unit was one of the few with no issues - speedo, tach, and odometer all work. However, I took it for a ride today and realized upon my return that I'd...
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By BalefireX
What's the solution to a sticking rear lever? It...

What's the solution to a sticking rear lever? It seems like mine needs to be nudged up with my foot after using the rear brake or the brake light will stay on.
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,638
Posted By BalefireX
I called Dave Quinn to get my Hagons and he asked...

I called Dave Quinn to get my Hagons and he asked me a couple of questions about me, my bike, and my riding habits, and within 2 minutes he had me set up with shocks. I wanted shrouds top and bottom...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By BalefireX
Sorry, it's a 1971 R75/5. The fluids are filled...

Sorry, it's a 1971 R75/5. The fluids are filled separately, this is the driveshaft filler plug, not the final drive filler plug.
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By BalefireX
Okay... I think this looks like the right thing? ...

Okay... I think this looks like the right thing?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008CSRKR8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Also thinking of getting this - is it...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By BalefireX
Seems like this is a pretty common issue with a...

Seems like this is a pretty common issue with a lot of different solutions.

I'm a little biased towards trying the coil inserts that I have in hand but if I can do it without taking off the final...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By BalefireX
Stripped driveshaft filler plug

After replacing my driveshaft filler plug to change the fluid I noticed that it wasn't engaging the threads properly.

Well, I hoped that it wasn't too badly stripped, but I just took it for a...
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,736
Posted By BalefireX
It's doable. I decided to mask the engine...

It's doable.

I decided to mask the engine and tranny and paint around it on my R75/5, but I stripped out and replaced all the wiring/cabling and it wasn't too hard. Follow the schematic, label...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By BalefireX
Hans has been getting a check on average every 2...

Hans has been getting a check on average every 2 weeks from me since I started the teardown and rebuild in April. I feel like I'm paying him alimony or something...

However, I read that the $115...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By BalefireX
Well that's another $300 into this project... ...

Well that's another $300 into this project...
:freaky
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By BalefireX
Hmm.. doesn't seem like it's even meant to work...

Hmm.. doesn't seem like it's even meant to work with the r75/5.
Well, it does, and it puts out great light, so I'm a little sad to give it up.

Will the chrome ring I have work with an R65...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By BalefireX
Maybe someone can identify the reflector I have? ...

Maybe someone can identify the reflector I have? I don't want to buy an R65 reflector and have it be the same one!

http://pics.shorty.org/files/3/IMG_1081.JPG
...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By BalefireX
Sadly I don't have the original reflector, and...

Sadly I don't have the original reflector, and I'm sure the BMW part is expensive.

I was hoping there was an aftermarket shallower H4 reflector that might be cheaper and still perform well.
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By BalefireX
Shallower H4 reflector for R75/5?

So I installed the rocky point cycle Ignition Switch upgrade on my R75/5 http://www.rockypointcycle.com/p-bmw8_electrics-9650.html
and everything was great until I went to re-install my headlight...
Forum: Airheads 06-06-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 579,519
Posted By BalefireX
Anyone have an extra Corbin Gunfighter seat for a...

Anyone have an extra Corbin Gunfighter seat for a SWB R75/5 laying around? Used is fine, if condition is decent. Thanks!
Forum: Airheads 06-05-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By BalefireX
I've considered that, and that's why I tried the...

I've considered that, and that's why I tried the electronic relay - it was suggested in an old thread.

Is there another relay that works with a '71 R75/5 other than the $60 Hella original?
Forum: Airheads 06-05-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By BalefireX
Turn signal increase in blinking speed?

Strange issue with my turn signals.

The bike currently has a 2 pin sylvania flasher installed. When the turn signals are activated, they flash correctly for the first 3-4 signals (normal speed,...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By BalefireX
How well do the headlight mounted mirrors work...

How well do the headlight mounted mirrors work with those bars?
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By BalefireX
Figured it out... Front wires had been replaced...

Figured it out... Front wires had been replaced but the rear wires were original. Assuming the rear right is blue/black too, I've got it correct.

Thanks!
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By BalefireX
That would be too easy. Both are completely...

That would be too easy. Both are completely black.
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By BalefireX
Question Simple R75/5 turn signal wiring question

So, I pulled my turn signals on my R75/5 and when I went to put them back on I saw that the wires weren't labeled Left and Right, they were labeled L01+ and L02+.

I *think* that L01+ is the...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 228
Posted By BalefireX
Teardown and frame prep/powdercoat in NY metro area

Well, I was planning on doing a partial teardown/rebuild on my R75/5, but the more that comes off, the more it looks to me like I should get the frame blasted, prepped, and powdercoated. As parts...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By BalefireX
Thanks guys. The vibration/shudder was...

Thanks guys.

The vibration/shudder was never terribly bad and it never really bothered me too much. That said, the tech did mention it in his notes when the bike got its 10k service done at MAX...
Forum: Airheads 04-24-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By BalefireX
Question Question for drum brake gurus

My wheels are currently at woodys for relacing with stainless spokes, and I was thinking of getting some brake work done at the same time to fix a little shuddering with the front brake. I would...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,550
Posted By BalefireX
I love what you did with the bars. What kind of...

I love what you did with the bars. What kind of grips are those? Are they 22mm or 7/8"?
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By BalefireX
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By BalefireX
R75/5 with Sidecar bars: Which throttle cables?

I'm in the process of switching from the USA Highbar to the sidecar bar:
https://www.denniskirk.com/22mm-bmw-clubman-sidecar-low-chrome-handlebar.p594182.prd/594182.sku

It's got almost the same...
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,384
Posted By BalefireX
No, they're not missing. I put them back on...

No, they're not missing. I put them back on before I took the picture.



Yes, I have both washers on both petcocks.



They all appeared to be usable, and indexed. Both petcocks click...
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,384
Posted By BalefireX
So, I got the petcocks back together, reinstalled...

So, I got the petcocks back together, reinstalled the tank, and filled it with 3 fresh gallons of non-ethanol premium.

I also replaced the fuel lines with new 1/4 tubing and removed the inline...
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,384
Posted By BalefireX
Makes sense. Now lets see if I can get them...

Makes sense.

Now lets see if I can get them back together... these springs are really stiff!
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,384
Posted By BalefireX
So today I drained the tank and took off the...

So today I drained the tank and took off the petcocks. When I got the large filters off they looked like this:

http://pics.shorty.org/files/3/IMG_0685.JPG

Pretty cruddy! I cleaned them off.
...
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,384
Posted By BalefireX
I haven't - I ordered petcock rebuilt kits with...

I haven't - I ordered petcock rebuilt kits with new filters and gaskets and I'm waiting for those to come in.
Forum: Airheads 09-30-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,384
Posted By BalefireX
Yes, the carb was off when I blew the carb...

Yes, the carb was off when I blew the carb cleaner through it.

The ball and spring didn't so much as fall out as were knocked out when I clumsily dropped the float needle from carb-height onto...
Forum: Airheads 09-30-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,384
Posted By BalefireX
More work and more strange results... Today...

More work and more strange results...

Today I took apart the problem side carb, removed the float and the float needle (there was a frantic 10 minutes when I dropped it and lost the little ball...
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,384
Posted By BalefireX
First of all guys, thanks for all your...

First of all guys, thanks for all your suggestions and insights. I did a few more tests today and I don't know if I'm any closer to a solution...

All tests done with full tank of gas, bike on...
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,384
Posted By BalefireX
Question R75/5 only running on one cylinder

Somewhat perplexed here...
Today I was riding along on the highway at about 70, cruising happily, when suddenly I lost power and could barely keep the bike at 50. I pulled off and determined that I...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By BalefireX
Thanks guys. It's not a lot of smoke, only...

Thanks guys. It's not a lot of smoke, only visible if I look closely. I'm parking it on the center stand now, and I'll just give it a bit more throttle early on.

It's okay to leave the...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By BalefireX
R75/5 exhaust favors one side? Stalling at stops?

Recently got my bike back from service and I've noticed something strange.
When I start it, I can feel exhaust coming out of both sides, but I only *see* exhaust on one side (always the same...
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,720
Posted By BalefireX
An update: I called the local machine shop...

An update:

I called the local machine shop and they said that they could do the time-sert install but they wouldn't do it unless the head was removed from the bike. Their quote was reasonable,...
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,720
Posted By BalefireX
They did change the plugs as part of the service....

They did change the plugs as part of the service.

I'm located in upstate NY. I don't want to malign the name of the dealer before I get a chance to talk to them about it, but they do claim to be...
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