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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-12-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 600
Posted By LanceR75
BMW Mechanic Needed: Skagit/Whatcom Counties

Any classic BMW mechanics in either Skagit or Whatcom counties? Need someone to help dial in the motor.

Cheers!
1971 R75/5
Forum: Airheads 01-03-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By LanceR75
Yep, 71 /5

Yep, 71 /5
Forum: Airheads 01-03-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By LanceR75
Alternative Handlebar Switches

Looking to replace the original, beat-up, and not quite working left and right control switches with a modern pair. I obviously want the same functionality (start, blinkers, horn, lo-hi beam) but...
Forum: Airheads 12-31-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,314
Posted By LanceR75
It's a big tough German hunk of a machine. The...

It's a big tough German hunk of a machine. The hammer seemed appropriate, and it worked with no ill effects. :D
Forum: Airheads 12-31-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,314
Posted By LanceR75
I recently got mine off with a wrench that fit...

I recently got mine off with a wrench that fit from the tool bag. One hand to hold it in place, the other hand with a small hammer. Good luck!
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6,168
Views: 1,238,697
Posted By LanceR75
My newly acquired '71 R75/5. Now running and...

My newly acquired '71 R75/5. Now running and waiting for the winter makeover:
http://www.lancenelson.me/bmw/BMW-Studio.jpg
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,554
Posted By LanceR75
Unfortunately, it's getting cold in the Pacific...

Unfortunately, it's getting cold in the Pacific NW and the BMW's home is in my studio (in my house). Not a lot of time left to tweak. I'll do what I can until the cold really sets in but, my goal...
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,554
Posted By LanceR75
Thanks for all of the awesome advice. Have both...

Thanks for all of the awesome advice. Have both manuals and will work out the kinks in the next few days. Will keep y'all posted.
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,554
Posted By LanceR75
Balancing, you say. I was thrilled to get both...

Balancing, you say. I was thrilled to get both sides producing heat out of both tailpipes. I found I had installed one of the slides 180 degrees the wrong way but with that fixed. Just excited to get...
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,554
Posted By LanceR75
Got Her Running. First Ride. First Impression.

I'm used to riding old brits and this is my first time riding an Airhead. Maybe you guys are used to this and something I didn't consider or expect but, I can feel the boxer motor's horizontal...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By LanceR75
SHE STARTED!!! Shot ether in both carbs, no choke...

SHE STARTED!!! Shot ether in both carbs, no choke and about half throttle and she started, ran great on both cylinders then died in about 3 minutes. Could not restart but have not tried more ether...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By LanceR75
The numbers are: 64/32/327 The folks at Bing...

The numbers are: 64/32/327
The folks at Bing told be that these were intended for a Triumph Bonneville so obviously not the original carbs.

Thanks!
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By LanceR75
Found the problem. Pinched wire near the points....

Found the problem. Pinched wire near the points. Got spark and tried to kick start for the first time. Got a few little burps but no start. How far out should the mixture screw be out? I've tried 3/4...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By LanceR75
I got the plugs to spark before I cleaned up the...

I got the plugs to spark before I cleaned up the relay and found it wanting to start the motor when the key was pushed in. That's why I disengaged it. The only thing unplugged on the relay now is the...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By LanceR75
Strike that, I actually did have the two red...

Strike that, I actually did have the two red wires plugged in and the black unplugged. Could I have plugged in the red wires incorrectly?

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By LanceR75
Thanks, Bill. Will give that a go!

Thanks, Bill. Will give that a go!
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By LanceR75
No Spark

Quick history of the R75. Bought from a guy that had it sitting for ten years. Rebuilt the carbs, etc. Push in the key and the starter motor turns on automatically. Discover it's most likely the...
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,416
Posted By LanceR75
Almost there. Had to order then order some more...

Almost there. Had to order then order some more carb bits. Should have her ready in a few days.
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By LanceR75
Thanks, Bill I'll start by going over all of...

Thanks, Bill
I'll start by going over all of the connections that you mentioned and post what I find tonight. The bike (my first BMW) is a new acquire. Not running, no battery, owner mentioned...
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By LanceR75
Man, little tiny clip but, that worked. Pulled...

Man, little tiny clip but, that worked. Pulled the button front off and pushed the key in and the starter started by itself again. Safe to assume that it's the relay now? Is there any test I can do...
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By LanceR75
Question Put a screwdriver across the starter motor...

Put a screwdriver across the starter motor terminals and it came to life. Looking at the starter button I can see that the board inside is cracked on one side so, I'm thinking that's the problem....
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By LanceR75
Ah, I see what he's saying now. Thanks!

Ah, I see what he's saying now. Thanks!
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By LanceR75
I hate the fact that I did so crappy in high...

I hate the fact that I did so crappy in high school electronics but, how will this test work with the negative battery lead disconnected? Or, I'm a recreating the ground with the test (screwdriver)?...
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By LanceR75
Nice and easy test. Will try when I get home...

Nice and easy test. Will try when I get home tonight. Sad to say this is my first bike that isn't kick start only.

Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By LanceR75
Tried swapping the wires this morning out of...

Tried swapping the wires this morning out of curiosity and it does the same thing. I took a picture of the connections before I unplugged it so I knew I had it right the first time. Guess I'll start...
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,722
Posted By LanceR75
Yeah, I'm gonna try to buff some of it off.

Yeah, I'm gonna try to buff some of it off.
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,722
Posted By LanceR75
In my opinion, it does a little too good of a...

In my opinion, it does a little too good of a job. Almost fake looking unless the rest of the bike is sharp but, I plan on keeping a tube handy.

Cheers!
...
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By LanceR75
Man, I love this forum already! Cleaned the relay...

Man, I love this forum already! Cleaned the relay terminals and the starter motor works. But, the second I push the key in, it starts going. I could have swore I saw a thread on this issue but can't...
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By LanceR75
Glad to hear no fuses (I think). Battery...

Glad to hear no fuses (I think). Battery connections are spotless. Cleaning the relay and starter motor connections now. Thanks guys!
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By LanceR75
Yeah, my bad. 1971 R75/5 SWB

Yeah, my bad. 1971 R75/5 SWB
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By LanceR75
Starter Not Doing a Thing!

So, bought a battery and went to see if the starter worked. Nothing. Got a spark to the plugs when kicking it over (pulled plug and sat on head and kicked) My book tells me a number of things to look...
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By LanceR75
It was/is the idle jet. I took it in to a local...

It was/is the idle jet. I took it in to a local "carb guy". I asked him to dunk the carb body as it is pretty grimey. He said he can get it out but it will most likely need to be drilled out. He was...
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,722
Posted By LanceR75
This might be what I've been looking for. Lucky...

This might be what I've been looking for. Lucky for me, I work for an art supply store and can probably get it at cost and no shipping!
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By LanceR75
I actually did try tapping the outer housing to...

I actually did try tapping the outer housing to loosen it and successfully bent the housing so, now I get to fix that as well.
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,416
Posted By LanceR75
Tank is clean!

Tank is clean!
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By LanceR75
Jet Stuck in Carb

Man, this left carb is grungy! I've gotten it torn apart but one of the jets is stuck and I've half stripped the flat head screw trying to get it out. Should I try soaking it in something or will I...
Forum: Airheads 10-30-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,416
Posted By LanceR75
Yeah, this is the get her started phase. Once I...

Yeah, this is the get her started phase. Once I get it started and both carbs balanced, I'll work on phase two... getting her road worthy. Thanks for all of the input! BTW, phase 3 (in case you...
Forum: Airheads 10-30-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,416
Posted By LanceR75
Thanks for that bit of advice. I'll go through...

Thanks for that bit of advice. I'll go through the connections also before starting. Will keep y'all posted.
Forum: Airheads 10-30-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,416
Posted By LanceR75
Things I'm Doing Before I Attempt to Start Her

So after sitting for 10 years, here's my list of things I'm doing before I attempt to start her. Please chime in if you think of anything else.

Rebuilt carbs
Drained and replaced oil
Drained and...
Forum: Airheads 10-26-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,596
Posted By LanceR75
How did you get those fork bottoms clean?...

How did you get those fork bottoms clean? Painted, powder coated?
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