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Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 53,813
Posted By MacRunch
Nice detail in this rebuild story. I love to see...

Nice detail in this rebuild story. I love to see these old bikes lovingly restored to their former glory. I wouldn't make any judgments on the comments concerning your use of moly paste other than...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,352
Posted By MacRunch
About damb time!

About damb time!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,473
Posted By MacRunch
Yes, it took several readings for me over a 20...

Yes, it took several readings for me over a 20 year period before I fully grasped what he was saying. Obviously a very popular book as it's been in print for several decades now.

For my part, a...
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,024
Posted By MacRunch
The R65 is a great bike. Very nimble around town...

The R65 is a great bike. Very nimble around town and can hold it's own on the road. They do like to rev and torque is probably not going to be what you might be used to with a larger airhead. I...
Forum: Trials 04-18-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,908
Posted By MacRunch
You've probably already checked, but is the gas...

You've probably already checked, but is the gas cap vent clear?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,225
Posted By MacRunch
You scored a great deal. I picked up an '04 1150...

You scored a great deal. I picked up an '04 1150 GSA a couople of weeks ago and have been absolutely loving it. They are top heavy when pushing around the garage and drive, but once underway it's...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,787
Posted By MacRunch
That was a nasty looking shoulder, and man, I...

That was a nasty looking shoulder, and man, I hate it when that happens! As for the liter vs gallons, what was I thinking? I knew that, just had a brain fart. Thanks for sharing the video of the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,787
Posted By MacRunch
Really nice ride report. That's what it's all...

Really nice ride report. That's what it's all about in my opinion. Did you ever have an occasion to drop the bike? Some of those mud roads and the deep gravel looked challenging. And if I'm...
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By MacRunch
Victor, I'll second the suggestion about the...

Victor, I'll second the suggestion about the BMWR65.org forum. Everything you need to know can be found there. Having said that I would suggest you may have carb issues more than timing issues. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 59,229
Posted By MacRunch
Just came across this thread the other night and...

Just came across this thread the other night and finished reading the whole thing. Some really great ideas here. I have a '68 TR25W that's complete, but has some electrical issues. I've been able...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,163
Posted By MacRunch
The very best time to visit Texas on a bike is in...

The very best time to visit Texas on a bike is in October. Nice warm days and cool nights, not often does it rain. There is very good riding in the Texas Hill Country around Leakey (pronounced...
Forum: Trials 03-16-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,815
Posted By MacRunch
Seth, pm sent. I have a left side cover you may...

Seth, pm sent. I have a left side cover you may be interested in.
Forum: Trials 02-14-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,379
Posted By MacRunch
B&J Racing is also a good source for all things...

B&J Racing is also a good source for all things TY related.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,690
Posted By MacRunch
It's a well know fact that the S models in...

It's a well know fact that the S models in Daytona Orange were the worst of the lot. You should probably look to find it a good home immediately. In fact I know someone who would be willing to take...
Forum: Airheads 12-06-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,741
Posted By MacRunch
Pick up a heavy piece of pipe at least 3 ft long....

Pick up a heavy piece of pipe at least 3 ft long. Place it over your breaker bar and just wrench away. It's all about leverage. I believe I read one time that Matt Parkhill uses an old airhead...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 593,826
Posted By MacRunch
Too funny! Now that makes me want to ask for a...

Too funny! Now that makes me want to ask for a rtwdoug lunchbox for my birthday.
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 94,394
Posted By MacRunch
Quite an interesting report, Blaine. I've...

Quite an interesting report, Blaine. I've learned many new sources for spares in this report. Did you replace the fuses in the headlight shell to the blade type? I've been pondering a redux of the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-18-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,675
Posted By MacRunch
Got one of those in my garage. Loads of fun to...

Got one of those in my garage. Loads of fun to mess around with. You can fix anything that breaks, parts are plentiful, and it's just plain cool. If you buy it get the Rupert Ratio book on unit...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 41,882
Posted By MacRunch
Great report. I'm curious to know what became of...

Great report. I'm curious to know what became of Ian, the fellow from Oz that fractured his ribs.
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 593,826
Posted By MacRunch
Doug, you're a well seasoned traveller, but for...

Doug, you're a well seasoned traveller, but for what it's worth, when you get to northern Iraq, do not refer to it as Kurdistan with the Iraqi authorities. My company is actively involved in oil...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 593,826
Posted By MacRunch
Oh yeh, Amazing Grace, Highland Cathedral,...

Oh yeh, Amazing Grace, Highland Cathedral, Scotland The Brave, The Barren Rocks of Aden, what ever was LOUD! That was some good fun. Yemen is just like the highlands of Scotland was 400 years ago. ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 593,826
Posted By MacRunch
Nah, doesn't bother them a bit. My favorite...

Nah, doesn't bother them a bit. My favorite response when I worked in Yemen was to go up to the roofs and play the bagpipes. That always seemed like a fitting answer to their caterwauling.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,501
Posted By MacRunch
I agree with the plugs but what about the coils? ...

I agree with the plugs but what about the coils? You went from points to electronic, but did you retain the original coils?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By MacRunch
#1 on the coils. The stock crackomatic coil can...

#1 on the coils. The stock crackomatic coil can wreak all manner of havoc. Rick Jones at Motorradelektrik has the fix you need. Sounds like you went back to square 1 with the valves. There's some...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-17-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,359
Posted By MacRunch
Keep in mind that you'll be adding extra weight...

Keep in mind that you'll be adding extra weight to the stock racks. There is also a tendency to overload the ammo cans because you have more capacity. The risk is breaking the racks while you're on...
Forum: Airheads 05-17-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,071
Posted By MacRunch
Carbs are not rocket surgery! As previously...

Carbs are not rocket surgery! As previously stated just do them one at a time, and take your time. As for the grunge, here's a link to a technical article on soda blasting the grunge from carbs. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-14-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,418
Posted By MacRunch
I'm trying to visualize the "screwdriver" grip. ...

I'm trying to visualize the "screwdriver" grip. Is this with the thumb running alonside the bar rather than wrapped around like a fist? That makes sense about improving control. For most street...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-14-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,715
Posted By MacRunch
My vote is for the coil. If it's the original...

My vote is for the coil. If it's the original look for some hairline cracks. That's quite common for cracks to develop on these old bikes. If you do see cracks then a new Dyna coil from...
Forum: Airheads 05-13-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,071
Posted By MacRunch
Do you still have the original fuel lines? Ever...

Do you still have the original fuel lines? Ever had a carb rebuild with new o-rings? If you left the gas in the bike over the winter, the ethanol can eat up the rubber and get small pieces that can...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,321
Posted By MacRunch
It can be rebuilt. Not an on the road job though...

It can be rebuilt. Not an on the road job though and takes a few hours. New Hall vane sensors can be purchased from Newark electronics for under $20.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,800
Posted By MacRunch
I found a 1975 Texas plate off of ebay. The last...

I found a 1975 Texas plate off of ebay. The last time I registered (I'm in Texas also) I took the plate to the courthouse, the clerk ran a search and said it was OK. Of course you have to register...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,265
Posted By MacRunch
Macmoose, Motobins in England has some really...

Macmoose, Motobins in England has some really good parts for the carb rebuild. Be sure to get the Bing Agency manual. The rebuild isn't that difficult if you take your time and do one carb at a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,321
Posted By MacRunch
I'll stipulate that's correct, however it really...

I'll stipulate that's correct, however it really is a moot point since we know in it's current iteration the bike has wire wheels. I've been told that an R100 front end can be installed on the R65. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,321
Posted By MacRunch
Ivan, all of the R65's did come with the cast...

Ivan, all of the R65's did come with the cast wheels, but only the LS models came with dual disks. Spoked wheels are cool, but better check the runout to make sure it's true.

You've already been...
Forum: Trials 03-18-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,860
Posted By MacRunch
Middleagedmayhem, you're gonna have some fun with...

Middleagedmayhem, you're gonna have some fun with this little guy. I'm almost finished with a frame up resto on a '74 TY250A I picked up at Barber's back in October. You'll find that a digital...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 209,745
Posted By MacRunch
Thumb An excellent thread here. Please continue. As...

An excellent thread here. Please continue. As the primary provider of technical support for my R90/6, a '93 R100GS, and my son's R65 there is a wealth of information. This is one of the best...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-22-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,855
Posted By MacRunch
Wirewrkr, what kind of exhaust do you have on the...

Wirewrkr, what kind of exhaust do you have on the R80? Looks good!
Forum: Trials 10-28-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 25,250
Posted By MacRunch
Great photos and explanations. Lots of food for...

Great photos and explanations. Lots of food for thought as I go through refitting the TY250A. I have a few photos so as I get into it I'll post a fresh thread. Keep it coming, this is good stuff!
Forum: Trials 10-27-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,719
Posted By MacRunch
Thanks Brewtus, I see where you are from Albuq. ...

Thanks Brewtus, I see where you are from Albuq. That's where I learned to ride. Had a 71 Montesa King Scorpion I bought from Weird Harold Goldberg and thrashed it hard across the mesa. Of course...
Forum: Trials 10-27-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,719
Posted By MacRunch
Shocks & Fork Springs

Currently reworking a '74 Yamaha TY250A and I'm going to need to replace the stock shocks. Traditional or nitrogen? Who makes good ones these days? Will an extra length change the handling much? ...
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