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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 12:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,177
Posted By headtube
Not quite... but nowhere near the same condition....

Not quite... but nowhere near the same condition. Link (http://www.kijiji.ca/v-motorcycle-parts-accessories/city-of-toronto/bmw-r90s-project/1041240002?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true) Not mine btw....
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
Posted By headtube
Forget the mirrors. I like those five spoke...

Forget the mirrors. I like those five spoke wheels. And rear disc compatible too! Nice. Are they Morris or another make? I thought Morris only came in (7) spoke.
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By headtube
Well, I've given up. My experiment went south...

Well, I've given up. My experiment went south when I discovered fluid weeping through the epoxy. This is now trash.



PM'ed
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By headtube
Hard riding doesn't necessarily mean straight...

Hard riding doesn't necessarily mean straight line high speeds. Consider sticky tires, hot pavement, and some serious RPM's leaning over hard coming out of a corner. I think the Shaft has got it...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By headtube
No seals available. But you knew that. :D A...

No seals available. But you knew that. :D

A discovery...

http://proflorists.net/AAA/Dampner01.JPG

I decided to strip the unit of it's paint and greasy mess with aircraft stripper to get a...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By headtube
I did exactly that. No dice. Wiring is totally in...

I did exactly that. No dice. Wiring is totally in the way - under the bottom clamp. Looks like the headlamp is coming off.
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By headtube
Si Señor... but need to know what type, weight...

Si Señor... but need to know what type, weight and amount of oil to add.
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By headtube
Too funny. Yea, and no heated garage! I need the...

Too funny. Yea, and no heated garage! I need the support just to survive no riding til April.
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By headtube
Diagnosing tapered roller bearings

I presently have my front end apart. How the hell do you get the bottom triple clamp out past the wiring on a 79 RS? Please don't say you have to remove the fairing and wiring!

Anyway - I'm...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,095
Posted By headtube
Self-prescribed therapy - fantastic. I hope Dr....

Self-prescribed therapy - fantastic. I hope Dr. Slash comes through with all the right remedies. Speedy recovery :D Nice project.
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By headtube
This sounds interesting. I just might try it. Do...

This sounds interesting. I just might try it. Do you know what weight fluid to use?
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By headtube
Is my steering stabilizer toast?

Well, the obvious dried up fluid would point to a resounding "yes", but it does have some resistance. I've never had one in my hands until now so I don't know how hard the resistance should be....
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By headtube
Those rubber washers/seals are inside the "guide...

Those rubber washers/seals are inside the "guide support" at the top of the damper rod (where the compression springs fit over). You'll find them inside the body - if they haven't disintegrated....
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By headtube
That spring looks like it came from the back of...

That spring looks like it came from the back of the fork seal itself. Check the other seal and you'll find the same round spring.



Agreed. You're this far already. Be a shame to put everything...
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,258
Posted By headtube
Cool video. You think this guy uses heated...

Cool video. You think this guy uses heated grips!? Brrrr.
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By headtube
A little lube for your cables?

How often do the clutch, choke, and throttle cables need to be lubed? Or perhaps they don't require it. Some cables are lined with Teflon/nylon that don't need lubrication? Is this the case with OEM...
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,290
Posted By headtube
Many thanks Fred.

Many thanks Fred.
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,290
Posted By headtube
Providence amigo... Divine providence :D

Providence amigo... Divine providence :D
Forum: Airheads 12-06-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By headtube
Tried it. Your US nickel has sides. I suppose I...

Tried it. Your US nickel has sides. I suppose I could make one, but tried something similar already. This bugger is on there tight!

Might just leave things as they are. Looks pretty clean aside...
Forum: Airheads 12-06-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By headtube
After trying many things it's not budging. It...

After trying many things it's not budging. It wouldn't surprise me if the PO used loctite on this ring.

Damn... now I have to order a specialized tool! :D I'm on the hunt for coinage.
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By headtube
Fork rebuild revisited...

Fork internals look good so far but can't seem to remove this stubborn part to further inspect what's inside. I don't have a screwdriver large enough to span this gap. Any tips on removing the...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By headtube
Many thanks. PM sent.

Many thanks. PM sent.
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By headtube
This was my first "interesting" moment diving...

This was my first "interesting" moment diving into this fork rebuild - so I decided to post what I thought didn't belong. And I've had some doozies with this bike since I purchased it in 2011. I do...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By headtube
I guess you like them. :D I've got no reason to...

I guess you like them. :D I've got no reason to omit them as the suspension handles well now, so I'll put em back in. Thanks for the feedback.

However, the question needs to be asked... if this...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By headtube
Interesting. Obviously installed by the PO. I'm...

Interesting. Obviously installed by the PO. I'm curious - were these parts added to improve handling?

If I replace this stuff with the OEM parts will I see a difference in handling/fork...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By headtube
Fork rebuild

Decided to dismantle my forks for a clean up and check to see how 55,000 miles looks inside my 79 RS (ATE calipers). I discovered something interesting. The rubber buffer rings used at the end of the...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By headtube
Not here you can't. There's one nearby for a...

Not here you can't. There's one nearby for a whopping $6,800. Not even a toaster. And an R60/5 toaster for $4,300.

Maybe I'll walk away from this. Thanks.
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By headtube
That's CDN funds. And not a toaster. I don't...

That's CDN funds. And not a toaster. I don't think I'd give him more than $1500-1600. The bike (in photos) looks to be all there. Stored indoors, no damage/accident, fresh paint and new exhaust...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By headtube
Converting an R50/5

I have the opportunity to purchase a 71 R50/5 in fair condition... but not running. The guy is asking $2200. A tad high I thought. The displacement of a 500cc motor isn't going to please me, so I'd...
Forum: Airheads 11-27-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,233
Posted By headtube
With the cost of powder going up (at least in my...

With the cost of powder going up (at least in my neighbourhood) I'm with Tin-man. $350 for frame only. Have it sandblasted and use a quality semi-gloss spray. Then leave it in the sun on a hot day....
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,140
Posted By headtube
Would it be possible to see an example of this?

Would it be possible to see an example of this?
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,929
Posted By headtube
Like this... ...

Like this...

http://proflorists.net/AAA/camp.JPG
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,751
Posted By headtube
Fantastic... I'm enjoying mine already. Thanks.

Fantastic... I'm enjoying mine already. Thanks.
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,564
Posted By headtube
Very tasty. The one bike Lesters actually look...

Very tasty. The one bike Lesters actually look good on... A BMW. Is that astock seat or a LWB seat from another model?
Forum: Airheads 11-08-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,564
Posted By headtube
Yeap. Saw that one, thanks.

Yeap. Saw that one, thanks.
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,564
Posted By headtube
That's what I'm talkin about. Nice.

That's what I'm talkin about. Nice.
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,564
Posted By headtube
Building the ultimate /5

OK... I have now owned my 79 RS for two years. My first airhead. I love this bike. And even though it's given me a fair bit of grief caused by the grievous previous owner/s, overcoming some of the...
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By headtube
Klutz indeed. A closer look proved that I...

Klutz indeed. A closer look proved that I dislodged the large multi-pin plug in the rear of the instrument panel just enough to create concern. Must've happened when I pulled on the running light...
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 942
Views: 175,937
Posted By headtube
Saddled up and ready to go... ...

Saddled up and ready to go...

http://proflorists.net/AAA/Leaving.JPG

Can't remember if I posted this in the past. Oh well, can't get enough of the RS. :D
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By headtube
Good to know. Thanks for the tip.

Good to know. Thanks for the tip.
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