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Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,872
Posted By isdt BMW
I call my 1909 Neckarsulm (NSU) "Harry" in honor...

I call my 1909 Neckarsulm (NSU) "Harry" in honor of its late owner Harry Buck, who collected many prewar bikes. He was quite the character. Haven't named any other ones.
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By isdt BMW
use an impact air gun, I hope you have a good...

use an impact air gun, I hope you have a good press - the parts are tight. Why not mask it and paint with driveshaft in place?
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,199
Posted By isdt BMW
It may just be a rod bearing and hopefully has...

It may just be a rod bearing and hopefully has not scored the journel, Easy fix to replace rod bearing. good luck
Forum: Airheads 06-29-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 302,417
Posted By isdt BMW
notachopper

Some folks do not like the scrambler/dirtbike conversions, they think restoration is the way to go. When building my R-75- ISDT replica, the bike was a stuck motor, bent frame already parted out...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,043
Posted By isdt BMW
Very nice, parts unavailable in the USA but...

Very nice, parts unavailable in the USA but Sweden has them, TS Trading on the web. I have earlier 50's model 32 and a model 37 Sport rigid frame with rubber band forks, The high pipe model is blue,...
Forum: Airheads 06-29-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,199
Posted By isdt BMW
Mathias has been around for many years, they know...

Mathias has been around for many years, they know airheads. What to do with an oil starved motor is the owners call, not the dealers.
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,199
Posted By isdt BMW
Closest dealer would be south of you, Mathias BMW...

Closest dealer would be south of you, Mathias BMW in Dover/New Phily, He is a good guy and a busy dealer. No dealer in Akron/Canton, Next dealer North is in Aurora, but not sure how much airhead...
Forum: Face plant 05-20-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 87,085
Posted By isdt BMW
Good for you, I have a femoral implant and screw...

Good for you, I have a femoral implant and screw set, 16 years now, keep pushing yourself, work past the pain, I can walk painlessly, and am riding and did not sell my bikes, in fact they are...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-18-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,232
Posted By isdt BMW
The world premier will be in Cleveland Ohio, in...

The world premier will be in Cleveland Ohio, in June. Lyle Lovett rode Pentons as a youth. The BMW single and NSU in the movie were the actual bikes that JP rode in the ISDT and many enduros. The...
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,018
Posted By isdt BMW
My first street bike was a 69 R69US, also my...

My first street bike was a 69 R69US, also my first restoration, have had it since I was 27, I'm now pushing 66. Haven't ridden it for several years, but it is ready to hit the road again this...
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By isdt BMW
Got Gloves?

I have huge hands, and cannot find riding, work, or mechanics gloves. Anyone have some sources? Thanks
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,721
Posted By isdt BMW
I got one twin lead Harley coil for $50 from an...

I got one twin lead Harley coil for $50 from an aftermarket supplier, and it works fine. Make sure your grounds are clean and tight - oxidation can make good coils seem bad.
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,659
Posted By isdt BMW
When I built my R-75 ISDT replica, I made a new...

When I built my R-75 ISDT replica, I made a new wiring harness from scratch. We do not have MOT or any other inspections. I only used what wiring was absolutely necessary. Lights always on, brake...
Forum: Hacks 05-03-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 19,692
Posted By isdt BMW
I am 65, have had sidecars for 30+ years also...

I am 65, have had sidecars for 30+ years also ride solo bikes and dirt bikes and scooters and even a couple of mopeds
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 870
Posted By isdt BMW
I have a 69 R69US and a 65 R69S and both ride...

I have a 69 R69US and a 65 R69S and both ride fine, the bike in the photo is a US and has the original compliance sticker on the rear fender and also has the then required reflectors only used on the...
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,518
Posted By isdt BMW
I started with a R75/5 and Velorex, it is not...

I started with a R75/5 and Velorex, it is not riding a motorcycle, then a R69S and Ural, then a R60 with Hollendia and a 900cc motor. Have 52k on the last one. I feel that an Earls fork conversion is...
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,763
Posted By isdt BMW
No Oley pics, I do not have a host site, Not much...

No Oley pics, I do not have a host site, Not much BMW stuff for sale, did see a 53 Steib with spare wheel for $6500.00 I know where it is if anyone wants it.
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,763
Posted By isdt BMW
I've been in the past, a great weekend. It is the...

I've been in the past, a great weekend. It is the same weekend as the Oley Pa. AMCA meet, 1000 to Veches, 350 to Oley. I wish I could do both. But this year it is Oley. Have fun you guys.
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,454
Posted By isdt BMW
Ran into Hans many years ago during bike week, as...

Ran into Hans many years ago during bike week, as with everyone else all has been excellant dealing with him. He even gave me a great discount on an exhaust for my conversion that had a chrome flaw....
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,210
Posted By isdt BMW
Jim, On my ISDT replica, I just made some...

Jim, On my ISDT replica, I just made some bushings with a small radius step to locate the stock BMW head bearings instead of making a new stem. Used a Husky fork, and had to make a 3/8" bushing to...
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By isdt BMW
3 inches and with VDO would be right, on the...

3 inches and with VDO would be right, on the bottom there should be 2:1 or 4:1 and also a date code of 03-14 meaning March of 14, or whatever month- year it is. sometimes it is an ink stamp. some...
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,207
Posted By isdt BMW
Wiring woes

I have a Ballistic battery in my R-75-ISDT replica, weighs 2.4 pounds 19AH as I recall, starts the bike fine in all weather. As for Lucas, my experience is that people did not consult the wiring...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,825
Posted By isdt BMW
Great find, I have one like that, but with acorns...

Great find, I have one like that, but with acorns and pine needles. Got the left side freed up, the right is soaking in acetone/atf mix til I get home from bike week. hope it comes loose. Good of...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By isdt BMW
Photo #1 is pre 74 and appears to be a ISDT...

Photo #1 is pre 74 and appears to be a ISDT prepared machine, probably the work of Herbert Schek, photo#2 is 1979, with the central monoshock, probably early HPN. Schek preferred twin shock. Google...
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By isdt BMW
Somethins fishey

How do you get 25 miles on the trip meter and none on the odometer? Have you been tripping?
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By isdt BMW
The existing spoke drillings are angled for...

The existing spoke drillings are angled for spokes centered in the rim, you would have to set up a mill to change the spoke drilling angles and make the rim accept nipples as the hub allows no room...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By isdt BMW
What is the gas tank from? Looks to have a screw...

What is the gas tank from? Looks to have a screw cap. I have been gathering parts to make another ISDT replica, this time with canted shocks and maybe a disc front hub, similar to the Schek 78-79...
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 6,175
Views: 1,239,987
Posted By isdt BMW
Harley made about a thousand of them, not ready...

Harley made about a thousand of them, not ready for the African campaign, don't think any went overseas into combat. They are very much a copy of an R-71. Still a few around in the AMCA crowd.
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By isdt BMW
Daytona bound

Well, reworked the brake light switch, changed fluids, torqued and adjusted valves on the R-75 ISDT replica, then woke up to 7" of snow and blowing drifting. I am so ready to head south. Heading out...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,498
Posted By isdt BMW
Adult beverages always enhance wiring abilities

Adult beverages always enhance wiring abilities
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,507
Posted By isdt BMW
I'm 6'2" and have ridden behind mine since new in...

I'm 6'2" and have ridden behind mine since new in 78, The fairing protects the gauges but not me, it is not comfortable to tuck down behind it, but it looks great.
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,293
Posted By isdt BMW
Benneli and Moto Guzzi used 4 shoe Grimeca's on...

Benneli and Moto Guzzi used 4 shoe Grimeca's on some models. Ask the Italian guys, you might get lucky.
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,915
Posted By isdt BMW
I have golden boys on my R-75 ISDT replica, no...

I have golden boys on my R-75 ISDT replica, no problems, most of the off road riding has been dry so no mud time yet. They work Ok and wear OK for a cheap tire. I'll buy another set.
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,498
Posted By isdt BMW
That bike was built at the Gas Box in Northern...

That bike was built at the Gas Box in Northern Ohio, a buddy of mine owns it. the motor is an R-80, He builds some pretty awesome stuff. You should see his Triton café racer (Norton featherbed frame,...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By isdt BMW
I had the good luck to be in Daytona when he...

I had the good luck to be in Daytona when he raced there, Andrew Stroud rode wheelies past everyone, including the factory Ducati and the VR-1000 H/D. The bike was AWESOME. There is one in the...
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,892
Posted By isdt BMW
It is an R-27, I can see the rubber mount under...

It is an R-27, I can see the rubber mount under the transmission, the bag mounts were common to police and military as are crash bars. Exhaust should also be rubber mounted. A fun 40 to 50 mph...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,097
Posted By isdt BMW
front brake looks like a Grimeca four shoe double...

front brake looks like a Grimeca four shoe double sided, forks appear to be Ceriani, common on 60's race BMW's
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,097
Posted By isdt BMW
This is a race bike, sometimes they would...

This is a race bike, sometimes they would overbore to about 700cc and the cylinder walls are thin. no evidence of a wreck, he probably over revved and snapped it at the base.

I rebuilt the...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,097
Posted By isdt BMW
I got hit 16 years ago on my R-69-S, sheared the...

I got hit 16 years ago on my R-69-S, sheared the left cylinder off, and bent the rod to the transmission case, broke my femur, and over 500 stiches, bike is back together with no frame issues and...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By isdt BMW
The UK used to require them, we called them...

The UK used to require them, we called them pedestrian slicers. not used here in the USA. most british parts sellers have the brackets, you need to cut your own plate to match fender curve. They were...
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