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Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 03:42 PM
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Posted By johnjen
Looooooking Goood! JJ :thumb :thumb

Looooooking Goood!

JJ :thumb :thumb
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 179
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Posted By johnjen
Excellent! :thumb JJ

Excellent! :thumb

JJ
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2015, 02:45 PM
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Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
Lets see… The transmission (the magic of clunk...

Lets see…
The transmission (the magic of clunk free shifting)
The shifter setup (dialing in the 'throw')
The front brakes (truing the rotors)
The rear brake (maximizing the feel)
The ignition...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
So you noticed the ooomph did you? :evil ...

So you noticed the ooomph did you? :evil


JJ :thumb
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
The info about that large hex center bolt being...

The info about that large hex center bolt being finger tight prompted a memory about the assembly process.
Michael deliberately kept it 'loose' so as to not distort the top tripple clamp and throw...
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
For those who may not be familiar with Wurth...

For those who may not be familiar with Wurth products…
They are a german company that supplies all manner of service related supplies to the automotive and motorcycle and power sports businesses. ...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 179
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Posted By johnjen
One thing to try is to take the bike outside and...

One thing to try is to take the bike outside and let daylight hit the sensor.

If that doesn't get the headlight modulating then that circuit may be dead.

The sensor required lots of light to...
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
I don't remember how I plugged the modulator in,...

I don't remember how I plugged the modulator in, but it may be an in circuit device, meaning it plugs into the existing headlight wiring and isn't powered separately.

Try a really bright...
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
My guess is that was when the dealership repaired...

My guess is that was when the dealership repaired the xmission on warranty, but it's only a guess.

JJ
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
The headlight modulator has a light sensor on the...

The headlight modulator has a light sensor on the front that automatically turns off the modulation if the light level drops (as in night time).

So shine a flashlight on the sensor to see if it...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
This luggeage rack is MUCH stiffer than a stock...

This luggeage rack is MUCH stiffer than a stock rack.
The reason why is we had a metal working genius braze all the joints and welds.
It really stiffened up the entire rear subframe, fender,...
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
Oh yeah about those footpegs… ...

Oh yeah about those footpegs…

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g177/sololobo/1982%20R65LS/IMG_1577_zpsa4k24i5s.jpg

The rearsets and the 'passengers' pegs are actually used as one set.
This...
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
The analogy I used was a spider on a toothpick… ...

The analogy I used was a spider on a toothpick…

And I'm 6' 5"… :lol3

JJ
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,900
Posted By johnjen
Thus far I have received the title for the R90S,...

Thus far I have received the title for the R90S, but I have one other local conatct that may be of help.
He is out of town and I don't know when he will return so it is a bit of an unknown at this...
Forum: Airheads 03-10-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
Ok some info about these 2… The blue...

Ok some info about these 2…

The blue Expand-0-C-Clamp was made by the guy who cut down the rockers and installed the needle bearings. He gave me that tool to use to set the tension on the newly...
Forum: Airheads 03-10-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
At the time it was supposedly rated as a 'high...

At the time it was supposedly rated as a 'high flow' petcock.

JJ
Forum: Airheads 03-10-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
:thumb :thumb There are additional...

:thumb
:thumb

There are additional 'tricks' and once you get a 'feel' for how much, where, and over what length to push on the tube, the amount of time required to bring them back into spec or...
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
Ah yes more of those 'pesky details'… :thumb ...

Ah yes more of those 'pesky details'… :thumb

Since its been > 15years since I last fussed with the heads and valves, I'm pulling from 'old' memories here but yes the rocker arm 'foot' is offset a...
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
And for this diligence your splines will smile...

And for this diligence your splines will smile for a long time…

JJ :thumb :evil
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
That mucky looking grease on the splines is also...

That mucky looking grease on the splines is also tweako shit. :deal

It's a combination of a Valvoline wheel bearing marine grade heavy duty greasy with thick wax like stick to it, along with...
Forum: Airheads 03-07-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
ForkTube straightening There are 2 parts to...

ForkTube straightening

There are 2 parts to this and both require ‘special’ tools and tooling.

As was mentioned a set of matched blocks, which is really just 2 semi circles the diameter of the...
Forum: Airheads 03-06-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
Part 3 This is where “my” LS gets involved… ...

Part 3
This is where “my” LS gets involved…

When John, my current partner, came by the shop he stated that when he bought the bike new in '82 the R65LS had certain existing weaknesses (his term)...
Forum: Airheads 03-06-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 179
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Posted By johnjen
That's in really good shape. :thumb And you...

That's in really good shape. :thumb

And you know there is another one of these on the 'spare' LS…

Also be careful when taking the mating black cowling off, to not break the mounting tabs....
Forum: Airheads 03-06-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g177/sololobo/19...

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g177/sololobo/1982%20R65LS/IMG_1535_zpsrialsldu.jpg
Ok so it didn't take me as long as I thought to write up the head mods we made…

THE HEADS up.

If you look...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
And on those notes of enthusiasm… :norton ...

And on those notes of enthusiasm… :norton :freaky

I'm hoping to receive some rather official papers in the mail, soon. :deal

I'm not realy sure how much or even what is inbound but I figure...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
It's a long story, one that will take a while to...

It's a long story, one that will take a while to describe in detail.
But is worth the time because of the magnitude of the benefits accrued. :thumb

And there are several other subsystems we also...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
Yeah I thought that the tittle for the 3rd part...

Yeah I thought that the tittle for the 3rd part might get your attention… :lol3

JJ :evil
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
Part 2 SO, TO GET BACK TO OUR (PROGRESSIVE?)...

Part 2
SO, TO GET BACK TO OUR (PROGRESSIVE?) STORY…
AND TO DROP THE OTHER SHOE (OR IS IT M/C BOOT?)

In went BMW h/d springs with the white paint on the tops with new oil and all worn parts...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
A little background on Michael just to add some...

A little background on Michael just to add some context to all of this.

He was a brilliant mechanic, machinist, tweaker of all things automotive and motorcycle, where he chose to take his talents....
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
Note: The brown sidestand was modified when we...

Note: The brown sidestand was modified when we moved it to the bar stock chassis stabilizer.

It seemed the thing to do at the time and worked out quite well at that.

JJ
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
Re. AFTERMARKET FORKBRACES AND FRONT END TWEEKS ...

Re. AFTERMARKET FORKBRACES AND FRONT END TWEEKS

JJ as editor note:
This tome was originally written by Michael Beresford in 1998 and was never ‘finished’ in that life took us both in different...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
Those are the original foot pegs. I don't...

Those are the original foot pegs.
I don't believe these particular ones (with the beveled ends) are available anymore.

JJ
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
:thumb :thumb JJ

:thumb
:thumb

JJ
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
I also found my stash of throttle cable parts,...

I also found my stash of throttle cable parts, outer sheaths and inner lines, ferrules, couplers, etc.
These will be quite useful if (when) you'll have to replicate one of the 3 throttle cable...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
I think I have another set of heim joint ends,...

I think I have another set of heim joint ends, with one being reversed threaded.

And I found the original BMW documentation package repleat with accessory booklet, warranty book, and BMW service...
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
We spent a whole bunch of time on those heads. ...

We spent a whole bunch of time on those heads.
The rockers and the headbolt blocks and the shimming we used with those needle bearings is all tweako-n-shit.

There be secrets aplenty all hidden in...
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
When you get a chance video it when it's idling...

When you get a chance video it when it's idling for a bit, so we can listen to the sounds of the engine as it settles into a steady rhythm.

The sounds it makes should be 'gentle' and 'happy' as it...
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
One thing in the picture above. Make sure that...

One thing in the picture above.
Make sure that those weather covers are fully down on to the top of the carbs.
They act as a stabilizer for the cables so that they hold the outer sheath in place...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
Ah, the anticipation… :thumb It's good to...

Ah, the anticipation… :thumb

It's good to see that it lives, still…

It's been a long time since that headlight was on last… :norton

JJ :thumb
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,643
Posted By johnjen
The first LS's had a type of anodizing or other...

The first LS's had a type of anodizing or other metal based treatment. These first gen coatings were flat black and 'dull' in appearance.
The later LS's had either paint or powder coating of some...
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