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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 998
Posted By bmwrench
Yes. It supports the flexible line.

Yes. It supports the flexible line.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By bmwrench
My old riding buddy rode a monolever bike for...

My old riding buddy rode a monolever bike for years. He said that the 100/90 made the bike less "nervous".
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 06:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,770
Posted By bmwrench
I prime the system, as I posted before, with an...

I prime the system, as I posted before, with an oil gun through the oil pressure switch hole, then attach a pressure gauge. I don't spin the motor with plugs out, etc. I just start the thing, and I...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By bmwrench
If your measurements are correct I don't know why...

If your measurements are correct I don't know why it shouldn't work. I did something similar so long ago I don't remember what bike it was.

Powerseal is replating Nikasil bores, as well as...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By bmwrench
Are aftermarket pads not available in Oz? EBC...

Are aftermarket pads not available in Oz? EBC pads cost about $30.00 in the US.

Check your pad alignment.
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By bmwrench
Please say hello to Charlie for me. He was a TSM...

Please say hello to Charlie for me. He was a TSM (technical services manager) for BMWNA when I was a tech at a couple of east coast dealers. We had a couple of interesting conversations when we both...
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 567
Posted By bmwrench
Dual ATEs would be OK, but the only place I've...

Dual ATEs would be OK, but the only place I've been able to find pads for them is from BMW. It would be worth the extra effort to find at least one Brembo. There is no alignment with the ATEs; they...
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,021
Posted By bmwrench
Is anyone else having trouble understanding my...

Is anyone else having trouble understanding my answers?

One more time: Building a motor with wider gaps than I normally like resulted in one that runs very well.

There's rarely...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By bmwrench
I have a Rickman Six Days Replica with the 125...

I have a Rickman Six Days Replica with the 125 Zundapp motor. I don't think the Triumph 250 motor will fit-it's too tall. I do think a 500 Triumph motor will, though. I just need the time and...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,021
Posted By bmwrench
I can't recall where I read it, but I thought it...

I can't recall where I read it, but I thought it was horse-hockey until my experience made me a believer. Here's what I said in my previous post: "Ring manufacturers have been telling for just as...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By bmwrench
Has the plug hole been heli-coiled?

Has the plug hole been heli-coiled?
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,021
Posted By bmwrench
Automotive racers.

Automotive racers.
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,021
Posted By bmwrench
For years I insisted upon file-fit rings (usually...

For years I insisted upon file-fit rings (usually .010' oversize) from my aftermarket supplier, but on a recent R75 build no rings were available in a file-fit. I put the motor together with ring...
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 567
Posted By bmwrench
Adding a second disc to an R65 is reasonably...

Adding a second disc to an R65 is reasonably easy. The tough part is the caliper-the original ATE caliper is no longer available. I assume that a Brembo caliper will bolt up since BMW began using...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-11-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By bmwrench
The front wheel on R65s is an absolute bitch on...

The front wheel on R65s is an absolute bitch on which to change tires. Add to that the bead retention BMW put in these rims front and rear and you're in for a miserable project. A service bulletin ...
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 998
Posted By bmwrench
Ask them for a kit for an '81-'84 R100 with USA...

Ask them for a kit for an '81-'84 R100 with USA bars. If they can't figure it that out, give 'em this part number: 02-020. That'll give 'em something to think about!

But, really-why would you...
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,193
Posted By bmwrench
You should have seen the used parts dep't when...

You should have seen the used parts dep't when Bob's BMW was still active in them. The parts were laid out in part number order, and of course, there were row after row of them.
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By bmwrench
The "small hands" lever looks identical to the...

The "small hands" lever looks identical to the standard one; only the cam which contacts the master cylinder piston is different. This causes the effort of the rider to occur closer to the bar. ...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,880
Posted By bmwrench
How about the flywheel?

How about the flywheel?
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By bmwrench
The valve covers had thick plates welded to their...

The valve covers had thick plates welded to their bottoms. The cylinders were also shorter than standard.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 204,472
Posted By bmwrench
I'd Like to know more about this triple.

I'd Like to know more about this triple.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-19-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 15,054
Views: 8,437,984
Posted By bmwrench
She looks like an American actress. I just can't...

She looks like an American actress. I just can't place her.
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 657
Posted By bmwrench
Back to the original question-Clearview...

Back to the original question-Clearview Windshields, in Colorado, makes a very nice tall shield for the RS. Its shape mimics the original closely, so it looks like it belongs on there. Tell 'em I...
Forum: Airheads 06-06-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,854
Posted By bmwrench
When you order a /5 turn signal relay from BMW...

When you order a /5 turn signal relay from BMW these days you get a Lucas part. You may actually need Whitworth Blinker Fluid.
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By bmwrench
Clearview makes a tall windshield for the RS. ...

Clearview makes a tall windshield for the RS. It's nicely shaped, so it looks like it belongs on there. It's dramatically quieter, but since it puts more of you behind it, it gets warm.
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,889
Posted By bmwrench
I think I've replaced three of them in the last...

I think I've replaced three of them in the last 40 years.

Noman-Dad says you're welcome.
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,002
Posted By bmwrench
I haven't tried it myself, but have seen what...

I haven't tried it myself, but have seen what appear to be Norton Commando gas caps on /5-/6 bikes.
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,790
Posted By bmwrench
Nope.

Nope.
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,790
Posted By bmwrench
Chris Hodgson, of San Jose BMW/CC Products built...

Chris Hodgson, of San Jose BMW/CC Products built a supercharged R75 in the early '80s. A pulley on the front of the crank drove the 'charger, which mounted in the starter housing. I done how-or...
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,790
Posted By bmwrench
The ebay bike has an American Turbo Pack kit on. ...

The ebay bike has an American Turbo Pack kit on. They're quite similar to the Luftmeister kit. The injected one appears to have Lufty throttle bodies.

The carbureted kits never ran right, but...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 15,054
Views: 8,437,984
Posted By bmwrench
I'm a triples nut. I'd love to get hold of the...

I'm a triples nut. I'd love to get hold of the Dresda, since the Rickman is obviously out of reach.
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,232
Posted By bmwrench
If the label is a metal plate with a black...

If the label is a metal plate with a black background, they're the troublesome ones. If your carbs work well, keep using them. If not, find a later set.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-14-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 15,054
Views: 8,437,984
Posted By bmwrench
Skibum, I need to know more-about the bikes and...

Skibum, I need to know more-about the bikes and the girl.
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,232
Posted By bmwrench
I know of two shops who do their own work: Mine...

I know of two shops who do their own work: Mine and Bombars Beemers.
Forum: Airheads 05-13-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,232
Posted By bmwrench
You have lots of room left. I'm guessing that...

You have lots of room left. I'm guessing that this head still has its original iron seats. While these seats are probably beginning to wear, they do not destroy the valve as do the '81-'85 seats,...
Forum: Airheads 05-12-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,513
Posted By bmwrench
I think you need one more jam nut.

I think you need one more jam nut.
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,817
Posted By bmwrench
Don't get me wrong. I've invested this kind of...

Don't get me wrong. I've invested this kind of time in many projects over the years. Some worked, some didn't but I always learned something.
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,817
Posted By bmwrench
I shudder to think how much time you must have in...

I shudder to think how much time you must have in this project.
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,817
Posted By bmwrench
It would be interesting to experiment with...

It would be interesting to experiment with advance. There may be more power to be had.
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,817
Posted By bmwrench
Dewey, what do your pistons look like? Did you...

Dewey, what do your pistons look like? Did you write a CNC program to machine the chambers? They're beautiful!
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