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Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 84,902
Posted By east high
FS SWB seat

Sold!

http://i.imgur.com/K2gNtqC.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/QPzI52q.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/xLzhRWb.jpg

Came with the bike like this. It's been recovered and overstuffed in the process. The...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,654
Posted By east high
I traded a pile of old car parts for my lathe....

I traded a pile of old car parts for my lathe. :dhorse
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,308
Posted By east high
It's usually this. It's a dual filament bulb.

It's usually this. It's a dual filament bulb.
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,654
Posted By east high
Sadly, with my daily schedule and today's traffic...

Sadly, with my daily schedule and today's traffic parkrose might as well be the other side of the country. I plan to get over there one of these weekends. I need some hardware for my Rover project.
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,284
Posted By east high
Those little oil can enamel espresso mugs are...

Those little oil can enamel espresso mugs are cool. Too bad the don't make them for 'murican coffee drinkers.
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,654
Posted By east high
My local Ace didn't have hardened metric bolts,...

My local Ace didn't have hardened metric bolts, so this is basically what I ended up doing. Got a bolt off the back of the bench, cut it to length threw it in the hold and cranked down on the OEM...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,654
Posted By east high
DIY Rotor removal tool

Anyone know the size (m8, m10) of bolt used to make this tool? I figure this would be a good baby step to using my mini lathe.

https://www.motobins.co.uk/library/99700.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By east high
When I said low I meant it was closer to min than...

When I said low I meant it was closer to min than max. I can't say what normal oil consumption is, or if oil consumption is considered normal for these old bikes. What I do know is the oil level is...
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By east high
Okay, I'll find an o-ring or something for the...

Okay, I'll find an o-ring or something for the dipstick. It looks like most the oil around the dipstick is coming from that hole, which I assume is by design.
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By east high
The oil level was low. The o-ring on the dipstick...

The oil level was low. The o-ring on the dipstick is new to me.
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By east high
Oil blow-by around timing cover

Woke the bike up yesterday after some time off. I gave it a pretty hard ride to the coast last fall and I noticed some serious oil blow-by around the timing cover when I pulled it out.

Judging by...
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,112
Posted By east high
You can still get heavy tubes.

You can still get heavy tubes.
Forum: Airheads 10-15-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,301
Posted By east high
I just fit my helmet with a Foggy Mask...

I just fit my helmet with a Foggy Mask (http://respro.com/store/product/foggy-mask) and it's awesome for stopping the fog. My problem wasn't so much with the mask, but with my glasses fogging up. It...
Forum: Airheads 10-15-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,301
Posted By east high
Baaaack from the dead. Wondering if OP ever...

Baaaack from the dead.

Wondering if OP ever worked this out and which grip heaters he went with.
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 37,530
Posted By east high
Weird. You have a 70 big tank r75/5 - I have a 71...

Weird. You have a 70 big tank r75/5 - I have a 71 big tank r75/5. You own a 69 F100 - I just bought a 71 F100. And we both live in the same area. We could have our own parts swap!

Cosmic, maaan....
Forum: Airheads 09-18-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,122
Posted By east high
Is this a good replacement for older bosch coils...

Is this a good replacement for older bosch coils too? Or, is there something specific about your "new" bikes.
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 612,903
Posted By east high
You may want to mention that this brace is for /5.

You may want to mention that this brace is for /5.
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 911
Posted By east high
If the bike is new to you, I'd drop the pan and...

If the bike is new to you, I'd drop the pan and check that it's all good under there. Once that's sorted put a new filter in it and filler her back up.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-11-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 206,051
Posted By east high
Hope this isn't 205, but the comment a few posts...

Hope this isn't 205, but the comment a few posts up got to reading about Dave Roper. Seems like it is the same bike.
...
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 612,903
Posted By east high
You'll be hard pressed to find any of that stuff...

You'll be hard pressed to find any of that stuff used and cheap, especially the pannier racks and police seat as they will need to be specifically SWB. Used Albert headlight mirrors are hard to find...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17,106
Views: 10,906,485
Posted By east high
http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/a5/17/62/a5...

http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/a5/17/62/a517623635bf60e4770887fb6502396a.jpg

What is that megaphone thing on the bars?
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 612,903
Posted By east high
http://www.bmwhucky.com/0075pictures/007546/465212...

http://www.bmwhucky.com/0075pictures/007546/46521234514.jpg

Looking for a center stand spring. Two would be nice just to have a spare. Any year between 1070-1980.
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,730
Posted By east high
Just a follow up with my progress. I finally had...

Just a follow up with my progress. I finally had some time to install the Osram H4 and CuLayer Matchbox relay. The process was absurdly easy after I stopped psyching myself out. A beautiful thing...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By east high
You are correct.

You are correct.
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,730
Posted By east high
I got one of these relays. It's a Panasonic Nais...

I got one of these relays. It's a Panasonic Nais 20A. I'm thinking now I either need a second relay, or one with five pins... :doh

http://i.imgur.com/UP3yVJr.gif
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,730
Posted By east high
I got my relay ordered (found a different one)....

I got my relay ordered (found a different one). How frustrating is it to wire this thing in given that the switch is mounted inside the bucket? What's a basic wiring diagram?
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,730
Posted By east high
I ordered my Osram H4 yesterday. I'm eyeballing...

I ordered my Osram H4 yesterday. I'm eyeballing that relay, but before I order one does anyone know if the stock switch can handle 60/55W?
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8,082
Views: 1,671,457
Posted By east high
All part of riding an old bike. Try to think of...

All part of riding an old bike. Try to think of it as character.
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By east high
Are your mirrors Albert or Bumm? I've had Alberts...

Are your mirrors Albert or Bumm? I've had Alberts on my bike for a few years without trouble.
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,100
Posted By east high
Know, too, that the center nut can't take much...

Know, too, that the center nut can't take much torque. The bulk of the tightening on the valve covers is done on the two outer nuts.
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,464
Posted By east high
I've read that a /6 system is an inexpensive...

I've read that a /6 system is an inexpensive upgrade for our bikes. I had my first experience with the poor /5 charging system thanks to stop and go commuter traffic last week. I'm glad my bike has a...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8,082
Views: 1,671,457
Posted By east high
Talk about a bucket list ride. :clap

Talk about a bucket list ride. :clap
Forum: Airheads 06-10-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
Posted By east high
Bill. So if I read that right, a deep oil pan...

Bill. So if I read that right, a deep oil pan will help reduce an overly oily right side on a /5? The right cylinder on my bike is the more troublesome of the two and I've often wondered if it had to...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 177,503
Posted By east high
http://images.craigslist.org/00Z0Z_gxuGWjuZyKE_600...

http://images.craigslist.org/00Z0Z_gxuGWjuZyKE_600x450.jpg

1987 BMW K75 - $1100 (Portland)
1987 BMW K75 with 65700 miles. The engine is in fantastic condition, however the speedometer is finicky...
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By east high
Those are just a couple Touratech reps showing...

Those are just a couple Touratech reps showing off their latest RTW gear.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17,106
Views: 10,906,485
Posted By east high
I think she's the team's duct tape technician.

I think she's the team's duct tape technician.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,939
Posted By east high
Thanks for that. I was wondering what was going...

Thanks for that. I was wondering what was going on myself.
Forum: Airheads 06-06-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,730
Posted By east high
The small light is a running light.

The small light is a running light.
Forum: Airheads 06-06-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,825
Posted By east high
Sorry, your shop is not nearly dark and moody...

Sorry, your shop is not nearly dark and moody enough to infuse the proper amount of soul into those bikes. However, there are hand tools hanging back there on the wall, so +1.
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By east high
I think there's a vent behind those plates on the...

I think there's a vent behind those plates on the later models with the plastic covers. I've seen a few threads where people have either blocked them off, or run a breather tube up and out for deep...
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