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Forum: Airheads 11-08-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By patanga
Paul RS makes a very valid point. While there...

Paul RS makes a very valid point.
While there are some parts that I am prepared to have powder coated, frames are not one them. Reason: Powder coating is more like a plastic rather than paint and...
Forum: Airheads 03-07-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,751
Posted By patanga
Awesome!!

That bike looks like it would have a fascinating pedigree OldDog. Congratulations and commiserations all wrapped up into one ;). I'll be watching your rebuild with great interest. It would be great...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,298
Posted By patanga
My understanding of the 'M' spec code in the...

My understanding of the 'M' spec code in the Timken range is that it identifies the metal hardness for differing applications. While the 'M' code is a harder metal it is also more brittle and not...
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,937
Posted By patanga
Thumb .. :thumbup

.. :thumbup
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 17,247
Posted By patanga
What an excellent idea;)

I gotta admit, that does sound mighty appealing:clap
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,104
Posted By patanga
Wheels to suit an R1200c

I'm looking at an R1200C with rusty wire spoked wheels and would like to swap the old rims for alloys from another oil head model. 15" rears & 18" fronts are on the bike at present. Are there any...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,401
Posted By patanga
Great News

This is great news for enthusiasts Rob. Thanks for the post:)

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Forum: Airheads 03-25-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,628
Posted By patanga
In line filters do work

In theory the in tank / Petcock filter should be sufficient, but then there is the real world. In my experience a second in line filter does offer some worthwhile additional protection. As for...
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By patanga
Cool

:lurk Great idea. Will be watching with interest:) Good luck.
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Forum: Airheads 01-12-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,100
Posted By patanga
Old farmers trick.

A very cheap easy fix is 50/50 molasses and water. Takes rust off everything. Leave it soak in the brew for a day or two and it should come out like it's been sand blasted. If the rust is thick take...
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,978
Posted By patanga
Agreed re the wipe on look. Each to their own...

Agreed re the wipe on look. Each to their own though I suppose. To date the best overall results I've had is with wet glass media blasting. I've tried the fine sand and while the result looks good,...
Forum: Airheads 01-03-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,538
Posted By patanga
CNC your own

Jorgs MC webpage has a well designed precision drawing if you're up to the challenge and cost of having one CNC machined. http://jhau.maliwi.de/mot/gear/dist-plate.png
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Forum: Airheads 01-02-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 368,230
Posted By patanga
Spun rear wheel hub repair

Hi folks. Hope you're all enjoying the season. We've just listed a new technical bulletin at our website on the topic of a repair method for spun rear wheel hubs (i.e. early models with bearing stack...
Forum: Airheads 12-29-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,516
Posted By patanga
Side by side view

Below is a photo of a /5 cast sleeve barrel and a Nikasil R100 barrel from a 92 PD. Note the cooling fins are significantly bigger on the /5 barrel on the right. Nikasils also dissipate heat much...
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,036
Posted By patanga
Tough call

Agreed, the hard part would be wanting to know if the other driver was in your lane and ultimately at fault. Perhaps the only way to answer that question in retrospect would have been to have had an...
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,137
Posted By patanga
Square top air filter cover types.?????

From time to time I see variations in the intake horn sizes of the Air filter intake horns and am curious if BMW experimented with this for reasons perhaps known here on the forum, or if it was just...
Forum: Airheads 11-08-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 368,230
Posted By patanga
Simple technique on speedo cable boot replacement

Just loaded this tech tip on our web page. Thought you guys might be interested. The speedo cable boot is often neglected and is a common source of water contamination in to the gearbox. Easy enough...
Forum: Airheads 10-18-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,390
Posted By patanga
[QUOTE=chasesa;19844387]Looking for a PDF of the...

[QUOTE=chasesa;19844387]Looking for a PDF of the 1990 R100GS official BMW repair manual, please & thanks!

Also nice would be PDF of the Owners Book.

Hi 'chasesa' & welcome to the forum. Try...
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,870
Posted By patanga
Here's something

I don't know how good the resto product in the attached vid is but as the guy has gone to the effort of demonstrating on an R75/5 I thought it worthy of posting here... Anyone given this stuff a try?...
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 1,587
Views: 156,410
Posted By patanga
Great show Paul

Paul & Jason,,, You guys put in a huge effort and put on a great show. All credit to you. Thanks and hope you can do it all again next year.

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Forum: Airheads 10-13-2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,752
Posted By patanga
Adjust the seat

Have you considered having the foam in the seat cut down and then get it recovered. That way you might achieve the room you need without compromising your suspension travel.

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Forum: Airheads 10-13-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By patanga
Ignition modules.. Who's who!!

Gentlemen... Is there any consensus from those in the know as to who has the better aftermarket ignition module to suit airhead systems; i.e. Motorrad Elektrik / Euro Motoelectrics / Thunderchild?......
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,752
Posted By patanga
Welcome to Airheads 'trodgers'.. You'll grow to...

Welcome to Airheads 'trodgers'.. You'll grow to love them I can assure you. To post pictures you will need a cloud account of sorts, (e.g. photobucket). Upload the pictures there first and then copy...
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 1,587
Views: 156,410
Posted By patanga
Seems they do listen

I wrote in to the organisers asking them about doing an interview and footage on the Rooney GS & Jason. Below is their reply;

"I've passed your suggestion onto the media people. Keep an eye on...
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By patanga
Battery, fuse or connections

Fuse location will depend on the model. Early type are inside the headlight, later models on the frame. 12 - 13v @ battery but no lights & no cranking sounds like either, a fuse, or connection issue....
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1,587
Views: 156,410
Posted By patanga
Strength in numbers

Hey! A thought that might help Jason & Paul in the future; If enough people write to the Safari organisers, via their website, or facebook page, for a video interview with 'Team Rooney Racing'...
Forum: Airheads 09-20-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 1,587
Views: 156,410
Posted By patanga
Excellent 'Ontic'. Thanks.:) ...

Excellent 'Ontic'. Thanks.:)


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Forum: Airheads 09-19-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,587
Views: 156,410
Posted By patanga
Great photo Shawn:)... Ready as he'll ever be... ...

Great photo Shawn:)... Ready as he'll ever be...

By the way; can someone recall the Advrider thread link to the guy who had reproduced a batch of the Rooney side cover / engine protectors as shown...
Forum: Airheads 09-18-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,718
Posted By patanga
Rooney GS

Great to see that you are coming to grips with the Rooney GS Jason... You say it's different to any BMW you've ever ridden... Care to share... How so?...

Jason's fund raiser links:
Direct...
Forum: Airheads 09-16-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,718
Posted By patanga
Update for Ontic

@ Ontic ... Jason has posted his direct paypal details (two posts above) so if you'd rather do a contribution without the decals, his direct account is jadams at bardavon dot org. ...
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,718
Posted By patanga
Other donations

Hi Ontic... If you prefer you could always nominate on the message section of the order that you'd like to order a quantity of decals to the value of what you'd like to donate but for the full...
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,718
Posted By patanga
Stagehand (Jason) Safari 2012 fund raiser

Folks! As you know Jason Adams has arrived downunder to compete in the Australasian Safari (21st - 29th Sept)... He's has made a huge commitment to race here and we'd like to extend an opportunity...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,587
Views: 156,410
Posted By patanga
Most awesome adventure

Best wishes to you Jason.:clap What an absolutely awesome adventure. Airheads Rule!!

Oh & if you need to stop to check directions, or U turns etc, stay well off the track and out of the dust...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By patanga
Try these

Here are a couple of links to suppliers. Not sure about the 36mm suply but if these two don't have it on the shelf you could try emailing them to check if it can be procured for you. Good luck
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Forum: Airheads 08-06-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By patanga
Hi & thanks Tanami :) .. We do have an Aus, NZ &...

Hi & thanks Tanami :) .. We do have an Aus, NZ & O/S Friends airhead register that you are welcome to join if that works better for you:) As you are in Tas you can register here:...
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By patanga
Hmmm Interesting

Not so 'Padmei'... And we have strictly no commercial interests in promoting anything for profit. More to the point, take a look at the age and demographic of airhead enthusiasts today. Our concern,...
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By patanga
BMW Airheads Downunder Bumper Stickers

Hey folks... If any of you good people collect BMW Airhead memorabilia & stickers I just thought to let you know that we have had a limited print run of decals done for members of our 'BMW Airheads...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By patanga
Lipo Battery editorial. INTERESTING

I've been watching the development of Lithium Ion Phosphate batteries with interest. At last we are starting to see some comparative articles on the topic. It would have been preferrable though if...
Forum: Airheads 08-02-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,622
Posted By patanga
Fuel lines

While you're at it, replace those clear pvc hoses with proper fuel rated hose. Not sure of the fuel pipe diameter on those carbs, but VW air cooled fuel line is pretty standard on airheads....
Forum: Airheads 08-02-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By patanga
Hmmm Interesting

Thanks for your detailed thoughts naginalf. Some things there that I hadn't considered. You might just have a point, or three. Cheers.

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