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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Stan_R80/7
Two things: 1. The engine is obviously not...

Two things:

1. The engine is obviously not seized now. The (Christmas?) miracle which caused the engine to magically unseize has happened (again)!
2. If you can touch it without a burn (red...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Having the wire color coded, so that it...

Having the wire color coded, so that it corresponds the the wiring diagram, helps immensely when problems arise. Without color coding, the wiring is like a bowl of spaghetti and tracking down a...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 547
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Before you tear into the bike, without a manual,...

Before you tear into the bike, without a manual, how about doing a tune-up first? I don't think there is an online manual. Maybe some day I'll make a PDF of an older Clymers, but for now there are...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By Stan_R80/7
This is the approach I took when repacking and...

This is the approach I took when repacking and inspecting the steering head bearings on my '78. I expect the bearings can be cleaned and repacked without replacement. But, if replacement is the goal...
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By Stan_R80/7
That 'stain' is where fuel has come out of the...

That 'stain' is where fuel has come out of the carburetor body vent. It's normal(ish). Depending on how often the bike is ridden, or if the tank has some rust, the floats stick which can cause fuel...
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By Stan_R80/7
To expand slightly on the excellent information...

To expand slightly on the excellent information from 190, the last column (Speedometer ratio) is clearly marked on the face of the (BMW MotoMeter) speedometer. An example of this designation (taken...
Forum: Airheads 08-24-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,229
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Here is link to Bagster tank covers. I'll...

Here is link to Bagster tank covers. I'll eventually get something like this.

http://www.motorcycleheaven.co.uk/bagster-tank-covers/bmw?zenid=4d3cab216fd02295433cfb3bcb29145a

Regarding the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By Stan_R80/7
From my experience, once there are noticeable...

From my experience, once there are noticeable pits in the MC walls as shown in your photo there are two options:

1. replace the master cylinder
2. have the master cylinder re-sleeved

The...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I would change the oil filter ASAP, and this is...

I would change the oil filter ASAP, and this is why: The AC Delco filter is made like all other oil filters with pleated paper. The contaminated oil flows from the outside of the filter to the...
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4,135
Views: 545,127
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I've used the alumiweld type solder/braze...

I've used the alumiweld type solder/braze materials also. If the surface is very very clean, alumiweld will adhere. Once melted the alumiweld flows similar to water. When some experience is gained...
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,106
Posted By Stan_R80/7
There is always "MOM". Or, "HATE" on one side...

There is always "MOM". Or, "HATE" on one side and "LOVE" on the other. Or, and this is my least favorite, "BMWS" on one side and "RULE" on the other. Of course, it's your bike so you must decide. ...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 846
Posted By Stan_R80/7
FWIW, this type of latch is used on industrial...

FWIW, this type of latch is used on industrial equipment and aluminum rifle cases. I've retrofitted a pair of Olympic cases ('80s Krauser knock-offs) with them.
...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 846
Posted By Stan_R80/7
The latches are still available from BMW:...

The latches are still available from BMW: http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/PartsSearch.aspx?&searchtype=partnumber&parts=46%2054%202%20300%20007
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,121
Posted By Stan_R80/7
As a comment about threads and if a tap will...

As a comment about threads and if a tap will remove additional material: it depends. If the threads are class 3 and a class 2 tap is used, additional material can be cut. But, for most unified...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,631
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I have had good experience with the...

I have had good experience with the euromotoelectric plug wires: http://www.euromotoelectrics.com/Ignition-Wire-Set-BMW-R-Airhead-BMW-WS-Airhead-p/bmw-wsr18.htm

These are copper core with NGK caps...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 508
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Yes, disston has a good point. It's easier to...

Yes, disston has a good point. It's easier to remove the carburetor body from the bike when replacing the needle or diaphragm so the piston and needle can be viewed from the body inlet upon...
Forum: Airheads 08-21-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 508
Posted By Stan_R80/7
What most call 'rebuilding' a carburetor is...

What most call 'rebuilding' a carburetor is merely cleaning the body passages and replacing o-rings and seals. If that definition meets your needs, then an o-ring and seal kit is all that's needed...
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,066
Posted By Stan_R80/7
No. The CFM numbers are valid regardless of the...

No. The CFM numbers are valid regardless of the inlet pressure. The air mass flow depends on the inlet pressure x CFM. The inlet manifold pressure is related to the throttle position. The amount...
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,066
Posted By Stan_R80/7
To put some numbers that are a bit more 'real...

To put some numbers that are a bit more 'real life' out there, at 4000 rpm the flow through an 800 cc engine is 56 CFM. At 8000 rpm, that flow is 112 CFM. Sometimes its better to examine how an...
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,121
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I will eventually need to do the same. Max BMW...

I will eventually need to do the same. Max BMW lists the boot as "a difficult installation, especially on the paralever bikes, and it is possible to install it upside down and/or backwards". But,...
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,312
Posted By Stan_R80/7
As others noted, there is a relay which can be...

As others noted, there is a relay which can be unplugged on the left side below the battery cover. I went to the trouble of reinstalling my buzzer system with a wired-in relay. BMW does not sell...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I haven't tried the Motion Pro bleed with check...

I haven't tried the Motion Pro bleed with check valve. But, I've tried a couple of similar types. They work OK. The mity-vac works OK also. At one time or another I think I've tried about all the...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By Stan_R80/7
There are a few microfiche sources of parts on...

There are a few microfiche sources of parts on the web with some description and details of your '78 R100S parts. Typically these are used to order parts, but are also useful to see how the parts...
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,479
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Ah, that looks like about three days work (for...

Ah, that looks like about three days work (for me, I am constantly distracted when working at home). Looks like most of the cost is labor.

As a (probably goofy) comment, are there any 'diesel...
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,479
Posted By Stan_R80/7
As most have seen, the specific details don't...

As most have seen, the specific details don't really matter on the internet. In real life, they make or break decisions. With that in mind, here are some internet links to remanufactured engines...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I have found the Helm service manual worthwhile....

I have found the Helm service manual worthwhile. They are not inexpensive, but can save much more money than their cost. Here is the link for the Ford information:
...
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,279
Posted By Stan_R80/7
The aluminum ATE cast caliper halves have a yield...

The aluminum ATE cast caliper halves have a yield strength around 13 ksi. The 10.9 grade bolts have a yield strength of 136 ksi. Using 90% of the 10.9 bolt yield valves will result in stripping the...
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,127
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Most perpetual motion devices include complexity...

Most perpetual motion devices include complexity to divert attention away from the fundamentals. This diversion of attention is also used by magicians or illusionists. It is an effective technique...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,127
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Conservation of energy is the key phrase in...

Conservation of energy is the key phrase in talking about HHO generators. It takes much more energy to break the water bond than is available when recombining oxygen with either the hydrogen it was...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,414
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Here is one of the articles by Dr. Curve:...

Here is one of the articles by Dr. Curve: http://mailer.fsu.edu/~jroche/road_rod.html

Good luck!
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,163
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Because... that's how I roll. Don't like it? ...

Because... that's how I roll. Don't like it? Fine with me. Don't do that.

One reason for the valve clearance is because the valve will expand when hot. The valve length increases with heat...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,163
Posted By Stan_R80/7
As people who can cook may say: "The proof is in...

As people who can cook may say: "The proof is in the pudding". Or, to put this another way, if it still runs OK - then it's ok.

I would adjust the valves to the middle range of their clearance...
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By Stan_R80/7
The Y60-N24-AL-B is a cross reference to the OEM...

The Y60-N24-AL-B is a cross reference to the OEM battery: http://www.staabbattery.com/product/Yuasa-Y60-N24AL-B-Battery.html

The cost is $56.10 + S&H.
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Stan_R80/7
The newer Haynes manual states the correct...

The newer Haynes manual states the correct location for the fuses (http://www.amazon.com/Haynes-Motorcycles-Owners-Workshop-1970-1996/dp/1859602835). It helps to have both the Haynes and Clymers...
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Another option for adjusting the full advance is...

Another option for adjusting the full advance is to put miniature brass tubing over the spring pins. The metric version would probably be the most suitable, although I have not measured the pin...
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By Stan_R80/7
From Duane Aushermans site...

From Duane Aushermans site (http://www.w6rec.com/duane/bmw/points/index.htm):

This is the hard part to grasp

The adjustment for the points gap and the one for timing are different on BMW ...
Forum: The Garage 08-06-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,418
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I would have to take out the 3-lb 'engineers'...

I would have to take out the 3-lb 'engineers' hammer and smack the broken end of that gear puller a time or three. That sort of thing always makes me feel better. The sprocket only needs to get to...
Forum: The Garage 08-06-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By Stan_R80/7
The suggestions I can offer are: 1. Siphon...

The suggestions I can offer are:

1. Siphon all the gas out of the tank. If you don't know how to siphon with clear pvc hose, learn. All hardware stores sell some. Using 1/4" or 5/16" clear pvc...
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,064
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Aceton, MEK, gasoline, paint thinner (mineral...

Aceton, MEK, gasoline, paint thinner (mineral spirits) and similar solvents will work dissolve the tar/grease. Also, sodium hydroxide (lye) will dissolve such tar/grease. Lye is water based...
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,805
Posted By Stan_R80/7
When I recently installed a new AC Delco battery...

When I recently installed a new AC Delco battery which cross referenced to the Yuasa YTX14, I read and followed the instructions that came with the battery. Based on memory (IIRC), acid was added...
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