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Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 737,224
Posted By Optimusglen
I have no complaints, I've only had the old...

I have no complaints, I've only had the old Metzelers that were on my bike when I got it, so not a lot of other experience. I did need to verify that I had the larger spacer on the rear, but no...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 737,224
Posted By Optimusglen
Kenda K761 dual sport, 100/90-19 and 120/80-18

Kenda K761 dual sport, 100/90-19 and 120/80-18
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 628
Views: 160,897
Posted By Optimusglen
Right on, once I get my bike on the road I'll...

Right on, once I get my bike on the road I'll just do the trial and error method.

For my generator light, since Radio-Shack is no-more I had to use whatever I could find, which ended up being an...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 737,224
Posted By Optimusglen
Here's the current state of my '74 R90/6 ...

Here's the current state of my '74 R90/6
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7619/17210607582_3db1b2b633_b.jpg
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 628
Views: 160,897
Posted By Optimusglen
Just a follow-up from this, connected to the "1"...

Just a follow-up from this, connected to the "1" terminal, nice clear tachometer signal. Got it all wired up and it works well, still need to nail down the c number. What are you guys using?
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 628
Views: 160,897
Posted By Optimusglen
I should note that I updated it, noticed an error...

I should note that I updated it, noticed an error for the label of the RPM signal wire.

New one:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7675/17110512646_c333911e8d_c.jpg

High res: ...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 160,897
Posted By Optimusglen
Thought I knew what I was doing with the...

Thought I knew what I was doing with the tachometer signal. My 74 R90/6 was converted to electronic ignition. I tapped in to what I thought was the hot side of one of the coils, with the 15 next to...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 628
Views: 160,897
Posted By Optimusglen
Well, read through all 41 pages thus far,...

Well, read through all 41 pages thus far, preparing to install an Acewell 2853 on my 1974 R90/6 and made this to help visualize it. Pretty much all rehashed from else ware in the thread, but it might...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-17-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12,525
Views: 725,201
Posted By Optimusglen
Hey guys, can anyone recommend someone who can...

Hey guys, can anyone recommend someone who can tune a 74 airhead BMW? It's running ok, but occasional popping, would like someone with knowledge on carbs to give it a once over.
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By Optimusglen
I cut mine down too. I forget how much though... ...

I cut mine down too. I forget how much though...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7390/13765887664_7b006c40cb_b.jpg

I still need to clean up a the weld and repaint the entire fairing, but you get...
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,400
Posted By Optimusglen
I've got a new thicker top hat spacer if you need...

I've got a new thicker top hat spacer if you need one. Got it but never used it. Turned out I already had the thick version.
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,398
Posted By Optimusglen
Has anyone tried to use one of these? ...

Has anyone tried to use one of these?

http://www.revzilla.com/product_images/0005/2289/Park_Tool_Usa_Steering_Race_Remover_detail.jpg
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8,002
Views: 1,632,973
Posted By Optimusglen
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8536/8686869261_d4b3...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8536/8686869261_d4b3643632_b.jpg
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By Optimusglen
haha, what?! the 24 hours of Le'Mans is not a...

haha, what?! the 24 hours of Le'Mans is not a short distance race at all!

Also, modern Le'Mans racers all use filtered airboxes.

Velocity stacks are literally just for looks these days, but...
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,749
Posted By Optimusglen
R100RT fairing vs R100RS fairing

I did a bit of digging, thinking about future projects. I'm still fairly new to BMW motorcycles, so I wanted to see what the differences were between the RT fairing and the RS fairing.

Discovered...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,691
Posted By Optimusglen
I have these installed on my bike, have been...

I have these installed on my bike, have been working very well for several years. So I guess YMMV
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,794
Posted By Optimusglen
Welp, I know what shop is getting a visit if I...

Welp, I know what shop is getting a visit if I ever strike it rich...
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By Optimusglen
Rear top hat spacer, which do I have?

Wondering if there is an easy way to tell if I have the standard spacer or the wider spacer, without disassembling anything. Any ideas?
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8,002
Views: 1,632,973
Posted By Optimusglen
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8386/8596850441_4acf...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8386/8596850441_4acfb5188f_b.jpg

Can't wait for it to get above 40 in the mornings, I want to start riding to work in the mornings.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-16-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,217
Posted By Optimusglen
To the Top!

To the Top!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-13-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12,525
Views: 725,201
Posted By Optimusglen
ladies and gentlemen ...

ladies and gentlemen

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=769173
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-02-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,217
Posted By Optimusglen
Eurowerks 6: Minneapolis European car and motorcycle show

Hi guys and gals, Eurowerks will be having a motorcycle class again, last year was great and we hope to have some more bikes out this year!

The date of the show is July 21st, 2012

Registration...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-27-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,249
Posted By Optimusglen
and another shot, my bike is in front. ...

and another shot, my bike is in front.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5022/5878291164_89a6ea34f0_z.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-27-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,249
Posted By Optimusglen
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o182/bloodrunsp...

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o182/bloodrunspure/459c680e.jpg

another
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-27-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12,525
Views: 725,201
Posted By Optimusglen
I updated the Eurowerks show thread with a few...

I updated the Eurowerks show thread with a few pictures from this past weekend. Did any of you make it out?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=656529

Also, I drove by Diamonds on...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-27-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,249
Posted By Optimusglen
GREAT show once again. A few motorcycles showed...

GREAT show once again. A few motorcycles showed up. Hopefully next year we will have a judged class with a trophy!

Here are a few pictures.
...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8,002
Views: 1,632,973
Posted By Optimusglen
heres mine ...

heres mine

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2694/5848356223_d6541eaa16_b.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-13-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12,525
Views: 725,201
Posted By Optimusglen
Hey guys, Eurowerks is coming up in two weeks!...

Hey guys, Eurowerks is coming up in two weeks! Early registration is closed, but there are a limited number of spots available day-of. You'll need to show up early though.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-13-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,249
Posted By Optimusglen
The show is in just a few weeks! Pre registration...

The show is in just a few weeks! Pre registration is full, but there will be a handfull of spots open day-of. Just have to get there early.

Come see some european bikes and cars, this will be a...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-13-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,757
Posted By Optimusglen
Whats the best place to get shorter cables?

Whats the best place to get shorter cables?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By Optimusglen
6000 mile service - whats involved - R90/6

Someone on here suggested it to me, just want to see what might be involved

guessing fluids, filters, valve adjustment. I'm sure there's more.

searching doesn't turn anything up, maybe too...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By Optimusglen
Getting out of storage, starting issue R90/6

Yesterday after work I decided it was time to get the R90 out and get it ready for spring. My storage process last fall was

-sta-bil in the tank, run through the engine, closed the petcocks and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-24-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12,525
Views: 725,201
Posted By Optimusglen
Hey guys, how many of you are planning on going...

Hey guys, how many of you are planning on going to this?

Eurowerks 5 European auto and motorcycle show
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=656529

pre-registration is filling up...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-24-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,249
Posted By Optimusglen
bumping this up, pre-registration is $15 and so...

bumping this up, pre-registration is $15 and so far the show is 60% full. (last year it was about 40% at this time)

It will easily sell out, so if you're interested I encourage you to pre-reg...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-03-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12,525
Views: 725,201
Posted By Optimusglen
Hey guys, not sure if any of you might be...

Hey guys, not sure if any of you might be interested, but a local European car show will be opening it's doors to euro motorcycles this year.

It's quite a large show with international attention,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-01-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,249
Posted By Optimusglen
Eurowerks Minneapolis- European car show *NOW with motorcycles!*

Hi everyone, thought there might be some interest here. For the last 4 years this has been an auto show only, put on by a club I helped create way back in the day. This year I suggested we open it up...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 594
Posted By Optimusglen
http://vimeo.com/19444892 Here is the track,...

http://vimeo.com/19444892

Here is the track, so nice!!!
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 594
Posted By Optimusglen
Barber Vintage Museum

I was able to jump into the museum after I attended the Porsche Sport Driving school there. Simply amazing.

Photos by Kris Clewell
...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,561
Posted By Optimusglen
bleh Autocad!! haha, I hated using 2d cad...

bleh Autocad!! haha, I hated using 2d cad software. :P

I use Pro/E Wildfire 5 daily, don't have any motorcycles modeled but I did this in some free time planning for a car build I'll do someday.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-18-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,021
Posted By Optimusglen
Free for you if I ever get time to meet up. Hows...

Free for you if I ever get time to meet up. Hows that? :beer
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