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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-06-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4,728
Views: 281,488
Posted By sebastianhammer
What he said. That was awesome. <a...

What he said. That was awesome.

<a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sc/7xz03uq3hjsptxv/AOXFLp6yx5">A few more pictures.</a>
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,989
Posted By sebastianhammer
Been riding a '77 R100/7 all summer, after a 2...

Been riding a '77 R100/7 all summer, after a 2 year build from a basket case... so I have touched just about every single component and made most of the mistakes.. feel free to PM me if you need...
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By sebastianhammer
+1 to Clymer and Haynes. It's good to have both...

+1 to Clymer and Haynes. It's good to have both because they have different strengths and weaknesses.

Also +1 to using google a lot whenever you have a question. More often than not, you will find...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,743
Posted By sebastianhammer
Must have video on youtube......

..... or it didn't happen.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 37,459
Posted By sebastianhammer
Centerstand

Just this week, I was replacing a leaky front fork seal on my BMW airhead. It was on the centerstand, wheel off, and I was tugging hard on a new rubber gaiter to get it over the lip on the fork...
Forum: Airheads 05-11-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,637
Posted By sebastianhammer
It was a plug and play thing on my '77 R100/7....

It was a plug and play thing on my '77 R100/7. Same heads and pistons. However, I swapped rings as I believe you need particular rings for nikasil jugs (and the ones that came with my basket case...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,090
Posted By sebastianhammer
Very cool

Now THAT is serious adventure riding.
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,014
Posted By sebastianhammer
That's a very pretty specimen. Speaking as a very...

That's a very pretty specimen. Speaking as a very new airhead rider myself, I have to say what astonished me the most has been how my 77 R100/7 feels and sounds on the highway. In town, I feel...
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By sebastianhammer
You can change to an electronic rev counter --...

You can change to an electronic rev counter -- they come up on eBay every so often, but note that some include a 'window' for the high beam indicator, while others don't.
...
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,606
Posted By sebastianhammer
Yep. Did that to my rear swingarm. :-)

Yep. Did that to my rear swingarm. :-)
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,014
Posted By sebastianhammer
I'm 6'6" as well and have a '77 R100/7. There...

I'm 6'6" as well and have a '77 R100/7. There seems to be a lot of us around. :-) My wife tells me I make the bike look like a silly moped, but it feels comfortable enough with the standard seat,...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,690
Posted By sebastianhammer
Just remember, now you owe us pictures.

Just remember, now you owe us pictures.
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,798
Posted By sebastianhammer
Spray some carb/brake cleaner at it while the...

Spray some carb/brake cleaner at it while the engine is running and see if it affects sound or RPM in the least.
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,690
Posted By sebastianhammer
Do it. I just finished a rebuild of a '77 R100/7,...

Do it. I just finished a rebuild of a '77 R100/7, and, in addition to easy availability of parts on eBay and through BMW dealers, there is a truly massive amount of information available online to...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,798
Posted By sebastianhammer
Good info on high idle issues here:...

Good info on high idle issues here: http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/advance/index.htm

Be methodical. Try the lowest-hanging fruit first -- rule out easy things.

About Clymer vs Haynes. Haynes is a...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By sebastianhammer
If it's been sitting for awhile and generally not...

If it's been sitting for awhile and generally not cared for, I'd want to check all bearings on the frame (steering head, swing arm) carefully. Clean them out, adjust preload, and check for any...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-30-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 83,510
Posted By sebastianhammer
Love it. Gold Wings are so much nicer-looking...

Love it. Gold Wings are so much nicer-looking without all the plastic. This one is awesome.
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,585
Posted By sebastianhammer
http://www.dict.cc/german-english/Boxermotor.html...

http://www.dict.cc/german-english/Boxermotor.html

<table class="nopad" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr title="article sg | article pl"><td valign="top">NOUN </td><td...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,470
Posted By sebastianhammer
I believe that a curled lip is what passes for a...

I believe that a curled lip is what passes for a friendly greeting, in Spain. :*sip*
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,420
Posted By sebastianhammer
+1 for Caswell

+1 for Caswell
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 48,976
Posted By sebastianhammer
I just completed a frame-up rebuild of a '77...

I just completed a frame-up rebuild of a '77 R100/7, and I can say without hesitation that getting those rings in was the single most infuriating, aggravating, depressing, PAINFUL part of the whole...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,197
Posted By sebastianhammer
Clearly, the accident statistics for motorcycle...

Clearly, the accident statistics for motorcycle riders are pretty grim. Taken as an undifferentiated mass, riders are at risk. But we also know that the statistics are slanted quite a bit towards...
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,560
Posted By sebastianhammer
Cafe Press

If you search for BMW Airhead on cafepress.com, you'll find a few. I like this one:

http://www.cafepress.com/+airhead_no_text_dark_tshirt,166378448
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,672
Posted By sebastianhammer
As others have commented, what you describe is...

As others have commented, what you describe is probably closer to what is done in many parts of Europe than the US model. I got my license in Denmark 20 years ago, and apart from the "type" training...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,721
Posted By sebastianhammer
Nice-looking store.

I've added them to my potential supplier list. :-)
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7,251
Views: 1,448,343
Posted By sebastianhammer
Here's mine. '77 R100/7.. resurrected from a...

Here's mine. '77 R100/7.. resurrected from a semi-basket case over the past two years.

http://quinn.indexdata.com/pics/DSCN3257.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3,015
Views: 834,642
Posted By sebastianhammer
Forget those goofy Harley ads

This one makes me laugh every time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaTPaZ4Bx-w
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 83,510
Posted By sebastianhammer
What a difference colors make! This looks really...

What a difference colors make! This looks really nice.
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,358
Posted By sebastianhammer
Dunno about the drive shaft. No need for a...

Dunno about the drive shaft.

No need for a press for the bearings. Put them in a freezer for half an hour and tap them in. I bought a bearing driver set from Harbor Freight for $20 or so, but it's...
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,358
Posted By sebastianhammer
Pullers

You could try, but there's very little room in there for a puller to grab onto.

Check out these: http://www.cycleworks.net/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=29_33_50

They work GREAT and they're...
Forum: Airheads 02-29-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By sebastianhammer
You don't have to cut nearly all the way through...

You don't have to cut nearly all the way through with the dremel. A good groove to weaken the steel a little and then a few whacks on a cold chisel -- the metal is quite brittle. That worked for me.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 83,510
Posted By sebastianhammer
'77 r100/7

So, after 20 years, the hankering to get back on two wheels was gradually becoming unbearable, and my family was getting seriously fed up with the pitiful groans I made whenever I saw a particularly...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,916
Posted By sebastianhammer
Duplex chains with master links

Hi there,

I can't remember where I bought my masterlinked duplex chain when I rebuilt my engine ('77 R100/7), but Moto-Bins sells a nice kit that includes the chain (and masterlink),...
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