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Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By Kspit
Yes. The engine will be tightened up by then, and...

Yes. The engine will be tightened up by then, and all I will need are the bars to mount it all too, and a brake bleed before I ride and tune it in. If I had a length I could go to the shop tomorrow...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By Kspit
Brake line length

So this is an odd question I suppose but I am finishing up some engine work and upgrades to my 1977 R100/7. Among the work is a conversion to a handlebar mounted master. The catch is I am also...
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,466
Posted By Kspit
@JonnyCash Well that seems positive. The video...

@JonnyCash Well that seems positive. The video was one on a warmed up engine.I had been riding it around Dave's parking lot for a while and so was he, listening to that noise. Was yours rattling...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,466
Posted By Kspit
Timing chain is the first thing I am inspecting,...

Timing chain is the first thing I am inspecting, After that I'll figure out where I'm going to go with this motor...

@disston Its all monday morning quarterbacking I am looking for here. All you...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,466
Posted By Kspit
My diagnosis was the bearing was on its way out...

My diagnosis was the bearing was on its way out before I got into it. The bike sat in San Francisco 3 years before I got it. I got it running and rode it maybe 40 miles. I have a feeling that really...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,466
Posted By Kspit
The noise is a bit distorted, It was difficult...

The noise is a bit distorted, It was difficult with my cell phone to get a video where you could hear the noise I was trying to highlight, but without the clatter of the bike. I have not heard any...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,466
Posted By Kspit
Lets listen to the rattle!

So, I tore my bike down because it was making a bad rattleknocknoiseyuck.

Opened it up and found a pretty well worn big end bearing.

Got it all back together a few weekends ago, and voila!...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
^ Solution? more muscle and forced it in. Workd...

^ Solution? more muscle and forced it in. Workd fine.

Setting valve timing, double checking oil pump pickup, then putting the oil pan back on. Then Exhaust and hopefully a test run....:clap
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
Went with a 10w40. Should be good. My whole...

Went with a 10w40. Should be good.

My whole right side is together, but i'm having some troubles with the left. I cannot get my head bolts on over my rockers due to the pushrod tube seals not...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
Revived from the depths! Today I ordered...

Revived from the depths!

Today I ordered new piston rings, and Saturday I go in to pick them up! Along with my assortment of gaskets, bearings, o-rings and bolts! SF BMW is great, so many airhead...
Forum: Airheads 08-10-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
Awesome. I think I'll have someone over with more...

Awesome. I think I'll have someone over with more helicoil experience to monitor my work. He has some 10mm helicoil kits so that will work well. Since my oil pan is still off "off" cleanup will be a...
Forum: Airheads 08-09-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
Thanks airhead wrangler ! The top 2 carry oil...

Thanks airhead wrangler !
The top 2 carry oil in and the pushrods are the "drain" correct?

Maybe I'll get to helicoiling this weekend!
Forum: Airheads 08-09-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
Welp, Got my internals back. Machinist said all...

Welp, Got my internals back. Machinist said all looks good! Rod big ends are re trued and bored to standard. small end bushing and wrist pins micropolished, the machinist told me the clearances on...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2,923
Views: 1,153,761
Posted By Kspit
kinda late with my addition... My K75! ...

kinda late with my addition...

My K75!

http://i.imgur.com/u9GIrAW.jpg

Photo overlooking San Francisco from the Port of Oakland.

I have had her for more than a year now. Put maybe 13k...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
@Bill Harris - The Machinist said pretty much the...

@Bill Harris - The Machinist said pretty much the same thing. It wont take much work at all.

So my rods are still at machine. They are super busy and the machinist said he would squeeze my work in...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2,923
Views: 1,153,761
Posted By Kspit
Awesome thread! I have lurked it for such a long...

Awesome thread! I have lurked it for such a long time. I'll get around to posting a pic of my K, super boring. I'll add photos of my new "c" fairing i'm installing later this week! Super excited for...
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
Well that makes even more sense. I was freaking...

Well that makes even more sense. I was freaking out there for a second but that makes total sense. The machinist wants me to drop off my wrist pins so I'm going to do that later this week and just...
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
Hm, I guess I assumed the oversize was for the...

Hm, I guess I assumed the oversize was for the rods, since BMW recommends against resurfacing the crank at all. I'm going to give a call to my pal and see what he meant. The machinist and even...
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
I was told by my local guy to have them trued and...

I was told by my local guy to have them trued and potentially re-sized. He told me that every time he has seen an boxer lose a big end bearing the big ends were out of round. Sent them off to be...
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
Hello again! So I sent my rods off to...

Hello again!

So I sent my rods off to machine, will be a long turnaround. Not sure how long it will take to get this beast back together anywho.

So I never posted picture of my crank. I...
Forum: Airheads 06-29-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
Made sure to keep them matched with their...

Made sure to keep them matched with their respective side! The left side bearings didn't separate from the rod pieces, but the shot right side ones all fell apart once the rod was split. I will be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-29-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,621
Posted By Kspit
If you like beer, and are in the bay area... We...

If you like beer, and are in the bay area... We should go swarm beer revolution in Oakland or something! I would love to hear of your travels!
Forum: Airheads 06-29-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
@shearboy 2004 Great! I'll be starting that work...

@shearboy 2004 Great! I'll be starting that work after I finish degreasing EVERYTHING. I'm mostly glad this happened so I can stop the damn pushrod seal leak, and oil pan leak and all the other...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-28-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 127,403
Posted By Kspit
I just found this! I would love to join in! I can...

I just found this! I would love to join in! I can never find anyone over here to ride with, just folks in SF, and who wants to go there anyways. Too many humans in SF...
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
Yes! This is the happiest I have ever been after...

Yes! This is the happiest I have ever been after finding a toasted set of bearings in an engine... Ever!

So I found the triple square tool at my local car part warehouse, score! Got home late and...
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
Hah! Wasn't looking at all the stud holes. Just...

Hah! Wasn't looking at all the stud holes. Just rethreaded them all and got my pistons off. 2 on the right are helicoiled, none on the left are, score! No wonder 2 of the studs on the right were 20mm...
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
@airheadwrangler Hah, thanks for easing my...

@airheadwrangler Hah, thanks for easing my tensions over the damaged threads, i'll go get a thread file and clean em up. Good to know about the cylinder trick also, definitely do able.

And to...
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By Kspit
My primary bike is a K75. I personally love it....

My primary bike is a K75. I personally love it. It was my first motorcycle! It is very competent, lots the freeway. Its super comfortable with my high seat and low bars, and I'm 6'8"!

But...

I...
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
@AntonLargiader Figured as much. I will...

@AntonLargiader Figured as much. I will definitely be trying to clean them up with a file as Bill said, but no use putting it back together all busted.
@Bill - Going to give this a shot for sure. I...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
Got the exhaust nuts off. Had to cut them. Sucks,...

Got the exhaust nuts off. Had to cut them. Sucks, but oh well, not the end of the world! No amount of heat would make them budge much more than an eight of a turn! And the left cylinder(the wrench...
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
@Stan, I may just do that, they aren't very...

@Stan, I may just do that, they aren't very expensive and I know I can get them locally.

@supershaft, I appreciate your experiences on rod knocks and stand corrected. I guess I do just feel bad...
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
Yup, Seems like it. I'll let you know once I...

Yup, Seems like it. I'll let you know once I measure the canister depth tomorrow haha.

About the rod knock at idle, That is just something I am repeating after reading it a few times around here....
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
Well, I was rather motivated. Had my borrowed...

Well, I was rather motivated. Had my borrowed exhaust nut wrench. then this happened.

http://i.imgur.com/Yd8Iwek.jpg

Shucks. I'll have to go get my friends, and this time not destroy it. She...
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
Good morning all! So Not much has gotten...

Good morning all!

So Not much has gotten done, been searching for an exhaust nut wrench, and I found one I can borrow today, along with a connecting rod socket so I can inspect my crankshaft and...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
Well, Tried to get my oil pan off, man shes stuck...

Well, Tried to get my oil pan off, man shes stuck on there, gonna have to bust out the heavy artillery tomorrow, but I did cut open my oil filter and I found this!

http://imgur.com/vG5jRks
...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
Advance was fine. I started it and checked it in...

Advance was fine. I started it and checked it in under 30 seconds. I really just wanted someone to tell me it was a rod bearing. I'm going to drain my oil and check for metal, and do an oil filter...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
Howdy! Thanks for the replies! I did change...

Howdy! Thanks for the replies!

I did change the spark plugs out, they were NGK 5534's. Oil was Castrol 20w50 dinosaur juice, did not add any ZDDP additive, I went in originally for some Diesel...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,237
Posted By Kspit
R100 knock on acceleration

I have been doing ages of reading, trying to figure out where to start. There are so many experts here, I would love someone to weigh in on my story!

So I got this /7(first airhead, I am a K75 guy...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,265
Posted By Kspit
Glad I found this thread, sort of. My 77 r100 is...

Glad I found this thread, sort of. My 77 r100 is doing the same exact thing after a high rev pull through a tunnel. Lots of good insight here, even if I do hope that it isn't a bearing, I have a...
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