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Forum: Airheads 04-23-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By Mallard
The rear axle is not a direct swap for the front...

The rear axle is not a direct swap for the front axle on a R60/6 front end. They are different lengths.

If you try to source a replacement front axle be sure you get the correct diameter. The...
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 663,306
Posted By Mallard
4LS Grimeca

I'd like to hear the story about the conversion to the 4LS Grimeca. :ear
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,314
Posted By Mallard
Using my shipitto.com account calculator, an item...

Using my shipitto.com account calculator, an item of this size and weight is $157 USD, via TNT, shipped from Oregon to Sydney, estimated 4-5 days. The Fedex quote is about $240 USD.

I don't know...
Forum: Airheads 05-11-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2,674
Views: 469,969
Posted By Mallard
Thanks, PM'd.

Thanks, PM'd.
Forum: Vendors 05-08-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 521,708
Posted By Mallard
Sealed Bearing Kit for the BMW R90

<hr style="color:#575757; background-color:#575757" size="1"> Hi Woody,

Do you still sell a Sealed Bearing Kit for the BMW R90, to get rid of the tapered roller bearings?
...
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 2,674
Views: 469,969
Posted By Mallard
Wanted - R60/6 Fork Sliders & 14mm Axle

WTB:

1)
Pair of fork sliders for BMW /5 or /6 to suit a 14mm axle, drum brake front end.

2)
A 14mm front axle for the same application.

3)
A /5 fork brace (only required if you've got the...
Forum: Vendors 02-01-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 521,708
Posted By Mallard
Sealed Bearing Kit for the BMW R90

Hi Woody,

I see you sell a Sealed Bearing Kit for the BMW R90. Goodbye tapered roller bearings!

Can you offer any more details on what the do-it-yourself setup for this conversion is like for a...
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,107
Posted By Mallard
2 Questions - Or one comment and one question

1) I just did a handlebar master cylinder conversion on my R90/6.
The brake switch you have there (picture in post #52) looks like the correct switch for that nice new master cylinder / throttle...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,193
Posted By Mallard
Sympathy Post

Bugger
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2011, 01:53 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,107
Posted By Mallard
That's interesting Disston. Were the...

That's interesting Disston.
Were the anti-bottoming springs much of an improvement over the stock setup, or was it just good marketing and a lack of folks correctly setting their original setup, as...
Forum: Airheads 12-06-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,107
Posted By Mallard
Thanks craydds for that description. No wonder I...

Thanks craydds for that description. No wonder I couldn't find that setup in the parts diagrams.
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,107
Posted By Mallard
Craydds, What's happening with your forks in...

Craydds,
What's happening with your forks in this pic? I'm not seeing the rubber bumper that sits inside the bottom cap and you have some short springs.

What sort of setup is this?
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2011, 03:21 AM
Replies: 767
Views: 250,424
Posted By Mallard
Oh Bullbust, you ask too much. I've read about...

Oh Bullbust, you ask too much. I've read about that sort of carry-on. I'm impressed by those who have the skills and not any sort of purist, but as far as this item goes, it's a matter of just...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2011, 03:12 AM
Replies: 969
Views: 343,815
Posted By Mallard
Thanks DoktorT, The Haynes Manual makes no...

Thanks DoktorT,

The Haynes Manual makes no mention of that. I tell you, it's hardly worth owning. Nothing in there at all about recommended drinks or music. Just loads of useless rubbish about...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2011, 03:08 AM
Replies: 767
Views: 250,424
Posted By Mallard
Thanks Mate, I'll keep looking for a non...

Thanks Mate,

I'll keep looking for a non R90S slider for the project.

Cheers.
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2011, 02:41 AM
Replies: 767
Views: 250,424
Posted By Mallard
Hi Bulldust, According to the MAX BMW Parts...

Hi Bulldust,
According to the MAX BMW Parts Fiche I'm looking for Part #31421233511 (RIGHT FORK SLIDER - 17MM)

Edit: It looks like the 1978 R100RS sliders are a different part number, but R100/7...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2011, 02:05 AM
Replies: 767
Views: 250,424
Posted By Mallard
Fork lower interchange question

I'm on the lookout for a right fork slider for a duel disk conversion on the '76 R90/6 with 40mm ATE calipers. They're somewhere between rocking horse poo and hens teeth.

Can I use the fork...
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 969
Views: 343,815
Posted By Mallard
Fixing a Stuck Clutch

Your bike currently has a functioning clutch lever (the thing on the handlebars) and functioning clutch release mechanism (the arm on the back of the gearbox + a bunch of internals). However, pulling...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-28-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,389
Posted By Mallard
Thank you all.

Got her running this morning.:D
The culprit was a disconnected wire, inside the headlight bucket. At what I think the Haynes calls '30' on the connector block. Something-or-other going from the...
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,416
Posted By Mallard
Hi gfx, You're in just the right country to...

Hi gfx,

You're in just the right country to get suitable tires at a good price.

AVON Roadrider tires are available in 3.25-19 and 4.00-18 from Rocky Mountain ATV for $96 and $115. Roadriders...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-24-2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,389
Posted By Mallard
Thanks Wirespokes Yes, that was the first...

Thanks Wirespokes

Yes, that was the first thing I tried. I was under the impression the clutch 'trumped' neutral, such that holding the clutch lever would still allow for starting, in the event...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,389
Posted By Mallard
Thanks Would you believe I've even tried an...

Thanks

Would you believe I've even tried an alternate starter relay, with the same negative results (mind you it's an old relay and I don't know that it actually works, so that doesn't prove...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,389
Posted By Mallard
I've tried an alternate battery (one from the...

I've tried an alternate battery (one from the R80). But the outcome was the same.

Are you thinking that the starter crapped itself, on that last start? I haven't the foggiest idea about "jumping...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,389
Posted By Mallard
1976 BMW R90/6 - Starting Problem (Electrical)

We're talking about a '76 R90/6. The bike was previously in running condition.

- Just finished rebuilding the under-tank brake master cylinder.
- Hit the starter button for half a second before...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-08-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2,443
Views: 561,680
Posted By Mallard
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Australia 11-05-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 104,877
Posted By Mallard
V-Strom Givi Screen

SPOKEN FOR

I've got a Givi screen that's just collecting dust since I sold the V-Strom (2004 model).

I cut 25-30mm off the top to suit my field of view. If you'd like to pop around and collect...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-05-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2,443
Views: 561,680
Posted By Mallard
BMW /6 Tank

I'm after a /6 tank for the r90.

Condition doesn't need to be perfect - just pretty straight and sound.

I'm not fussed about color and it doesn't need to have a lid or petcocks.

Cheers.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-16-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,511
Posted By Mallard
Thank Wirespokes, Daveball, & Lornce, I just...

Thank Wirespokes, Daveball, & Lornce, I just re-read your posts. I enjoy your sensible perspectives/aims for the front end set up.

The R90/6 is only just keeping it's headstock off the axle, so...
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 969
Views: 343,815
Posted By Mallard
Thanks Disston, Looks like Moto-bins have...

Thanks Disston,

Looks like Moto-bins have the rocker arm needle bearings for 8.50 pounds each.

The last paragraph on Anton's site there is interesting too (not relevant to my mono application,...
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 969
Views: 343,815
Posted By Mallard
Thank you Beemerboff, Just found something Andy...

Thank you Beemerboff,
Just found something Andy Gadget (post #14) wrote about it here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=673944

Are you thinking along the same lines?
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 969
Views: 343,815
Posted By Mallard
Rollers (from a roller bearing) in an R80 sump

Is it possible for a bearing to let go and drop a couple of rollers (not balls) into the sump (noticed during first oil change)?

I somehow repressed this unhappy memory and have been riding the...
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 969
Views: 343,815
Posted By Mallard
New addition for Haynes Manual - The DSBCP

I have a tip, to be used in the event you purchase a bike with an unknown history (lets for arguments sake just say a BMW R65 mono).

1) Put bike in neutral on center stand.
2) Loosen rubber...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-26-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By Mallard
Oddly enough, it was Loctite Sleeve Retainer that...

Oddly enough, it was Loctite Sleeve Retainer that someone had used around the front fork top plugs (the later 1985 type plug that's meant to held in with a circlip). :huh That was an unpleasant...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-26-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By Mallard
Blanking plug - that's the word. The thing you...

Blanking plug - that's the word. The thing you stick in a hole, so that it's not a hole anymore.

I can hardly believe I forgot to read the 1979 service bulletins. What a poor BM owner I am. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-25-2011, 02:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By Mallard
The little round piece of metal isn't being used...

The little round piece of metal isn't being used as a shim. It's what the spring is pushing off, to press into the plunger, to push against the tensioner. I'm concerned that the apparent...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By Mallard
R80 Tensioner Spring - Part Question

Hi,
We're talking about a US built 01/1985 R80 Mono.

Have just pulled the timing chain cover. On removal of the timing chain cover, the spring that pushes the plunger/piston into the chain...
Forum: Australia 08-15-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 439,186
Posted By Mallard
1988 Yamaha Tenere

It was a hell of a thread. As good and Infra's rebuild thread (IMO). The Tenere has returned to our screens, but only for seven days.
...
Forum: Australia 08-08-2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By Mallard
+1 on Hunsta's route. The roads around Somerset...

+1 on Hunsta's route. The roads around Somerset (I assume you mean round the dam towards Fernvale, but turning off just before you get there) are ideal for crusing on a nice day. The Mt Glorious,...
Forum: Australia 07-19-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,337
Posted By Mallard
Nailed it on Post #3. If you want to improve...

Nailed it on Post #3. If you want to improve anything you need training, practice, and increasingly difficult challenges. MikeyR is a better driver (and slightly better rider too I'd bet) because he...
Forum: Australia 06-27-2011, 02:35 AM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 439,186
Posted By Mallard
[QUOTE=fayeslane;16260890]If only restos were...

[QUOTE=fayeslane;16260890]If only restos were that easy :lol3 The closer I looked at the pics the more issues I saw and decided not to bid even though it is just down the road. [QUOTE]

I'm with...
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