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Forum: Airheads 06-26-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,382
Posted By GodOmelet
I just did my fork oil on my 77 R100/7 last...

I just did my fork oil on my 77 R100/7 last weekend and used the recommended 7.5wt BMW stuff.
The old fluid was hesitant to come out until I employed Duane's method of tapping on the fork brace w a...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,481
Posted By GodOmelet
Thanks! That did help.

Thanks! That did help.
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,401
Posted By GodOmelet
Thanks for the pics guys. I'm still searching...

Thanks for the pics guys. I'm still searching for that elusive design.... :D
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,739
Posted By GodOmelet
Nice ride

What kind of handlebars are you thinking of going with? Bar end mirrors?
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,481
Posted By GodOmelet
I am happy to say I finally got the carbs...

I am happy to say I finally got the carbs somewhat balanced! I was not very scientific about it because I tweaked several things in a shotgun approach, but for one or all of those fixes, they...
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By GodOmelet
That's interesting about the weak spring. How...

That's interesting about the weak spring. How did you determine that was the cause? You are talking about the slide spring, correct?
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By GodOmelet
Thanks for that explanation of the adaptors. I...

Thanks for that explanation of the adaptors. I didn't know you could get screws of that length and diameter so easily!
I'm a little confused about the part about tickover and the bike dying after a...
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,401
Posted By GodOmelet
Has anyone seen an airhead crash bar design that didn't suck?

A buddy of mine had a pair of heavy gauge crash bars for his R80, and when I bought the bike he kept them because they were too #%&ing cool. I don't remember exactly how they were made, but I have...
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By GodOmelet
The Snowbum...

The Snowbum article:http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/synchcarbs.htm

It is really long, with more parenthetical remarks than actual instructions, but it does tell you how to sync. the carbs, in a...
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By GodOmelet
I've been going through similar issues with my 77...

I've been going through similar issues with my 77 R100/7. First thing many veterans on this site will tell you is that if everything else isn't tuned properly, don't even worry about the carbs....
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,481
Posted By GodOmelet
I saw that harmonizer tool. Very impressive...

I saw that harmonizer tool. Very impressive instrument. I was actually heading out to buy some tubing to build a manometer, but it seems silly until I can get the right side idle to come down, yes?...
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,481
Posted By GodOmelet
On a side note, anyone know what the standard...

On a side note, anyone know what the standard throttle cable length for the /7 is? Are these the Europa bars? They are Magura I think. Here's a picture (sorry about the dark shot)...
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,481
Posted By GodOmelet
Thanks for all the good suggestions. I'm still...

Thanks for all the good suggestions. I'm still at a loss at the moment, I checked the butterfly, and it is seating perfectly. No light comes through and the dimple is in the correct orientation. ...
Forum: Airheads 06-10-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,481
Posted By GodOmelet
Yeah the terminology for those always screws me...

Yeah the terminology for those always screws me up. :D I replaced both jets and needles so I hope that's not the issue.
The little seat for the needle jet seems to just sit very loosely in the carb...
Forum: Airheads 06-10-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,481
Posted By GodOmelet
You are talking about the needle jets on the...

You are talking about the needle jets on the slide, right? Not the float needles. I replaced both the jets and the slide needles. The jets were size 2.68 The bases looked fine.

My only...
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,481
Posted By GodOmelet
Mine aren't the flat tops. What is a hard tip? ...

Mine aren't the flat tops. What is a hard tip? Mine wiggle in the holder.
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,481
Posted By GodOmelet
Thanks. That's great info. FWIW, the needle jet...

Thanks. That's great info. FWIW, the needle jet is 2.68. I'll order some smaller mains just to see what's what.
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,481
Posted By GodOmelet
Standard Carb Jets on the R100/7 at almost sea level

Hi Everybody,

In untangling the mystery running issues with my bike I discovered today that the idle and main jets are not spec. The PO had 50 idle jets and size 160 mains. Anybody care to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-07-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29,707
Views: 1,580,770
Posted By GodOmelet
I think you mean Coluber constrictor priapus. ...

I think you mean Coluber constrictor priapus. Priapism? Was that intentional? :roflOn a completely unrelated note, does anyone know a gas station in the greater Richmond area that has ethanol free...
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,156
Posted By GodOmelet
Thanks Dave, that sounds like a good addtion...

Thanks Dave, that sounds like a good addtion also. I'll have to school myself on reverse bleeding.

I really have gotten a much more vintage bike than I bargained for. I'm a bit older now, so...
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By GodOmelet
Ok, that went over like a lead balloon.... ...

Ok, that went over like a lead balloon....


Maybe I should clarify that I really doubt it's carburetor related. I rebuilt both carbs, fresh gaskets, o rings, new needle jets and needles, idle...
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,378
Posted By GodOmelet
Not that visiting your sister is a bad thing, why...

Not that visiting your sister is a bad thing, why don't you just use a VNC viewer to fix her issue? Or will it not power up at all?
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By GodOmelet
R100 /7 Running Problems..... Timing, Coil, Points.... All Three?

Hi Everybody,

Well, I've graduated to other issues, it appears. I took the freshly reassembled bike out for the first ride of the summer, and Houston was alerted. (for those who haven't seen...
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 436,249
Posted By GodOmelet
Wanted: Seat for a R100 /7

Thanks! Someone stabbed mine.
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,156
Posted By GodOmelet
If getting a later model front end (say, off an...

If getting a later model front end (say, off an 87 R80? ) is the way to go, and has other benefits besides better braking like you say, I'll definitely keep an eye out for one. What range of years...
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,156
Posted By GodOmelet
Thanks!

Wow, this is a lot of great stuff! Boon Booni has offered to let me see his dual ATE setup, so I can decide whether that would be a good route.

I like the idea of fresh pads and a MC/caliper...
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,156
Posted By GodOmelet
Bluhduh Weak Braking on a 77 R100 /7

Hi Everybody,

I'm somewhat aware that the above title may be redundant... I've been reviving/restoring this bike since February, and at long last have gotten her out on the road. My last...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 320,227
Posted By GodOmelet
That's the kind of stuff that makes me...

That's the kind of stuff that makes me apprehensive about riding in Richmond again. I haven't ridden here for 16 years, and I wonder whether my instincts/reflexes have dulled. I am close to...
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,765
Posted By GodOmelet
Wow they are running loose just by reading an...

Wow they are running loose just by reading an article? :D

I could see how someone could mess it up if they didn't follow along carefully. I tested it by torqueing (sp?) the axle to spec on the...
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,765
Posted By GodOmelet
I actually spoke to Duane via email. He was...

I actually spoke to Duane via email. He was helpful. The shims aren't really necessary if you understand the relation of the inner and outer spacers to preload. If it's too tight you can take off a...
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,765
Posted By GodOmelet
Yeah I put in new bearings on the front and rear...

Yeah I put in new bearings on the front and rear wheels, and the swingarms. They are the Timken type. My bike is a 77 R100 /7. The previous owner (up until February) had it sitting since 2002, and...
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,765
Posted By GodOmelet
You can tell from my previous post that I'm a bit...

You can tell from my previous post that I'm a bit OCD, and now you give me something that you know will drive me absolutely insane? Thanks? :scratch If this is an exercise in futility I will avoid...
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,765
Posted By GodOmelet
Thumb I was following the recommended preload torque...

I was following the recommended preload torque sequence, where you tighten the pins to 15 ft-lbs for preload, back them off, and then do a final 7-9 ft-lbs torque before setting the locknuts at 77...
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,765
Posted By GodOmelet
Happy Tranny

The clutch disk was too far off center as suspected. I hooked up the lever arm to my freshly welded boss, with E clip and circlip (god forbid that sucker ever fail again), connected the clutch...
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,765
Posted By GodOmelet
Eek Floss ya Felt

Just tried the floss trick. I used the floss tape, just cause that's what I had, and I wrapped the felt piece about 20 times tightly after first soaking it in fresh oil. I inserted the far end...
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,765
Posted By GodOmelet
Greasy Felt?

Did you grease your felt? I can't seem to find any documentation about that. Should the whole thrust rod, and thrust bearing assembly be lubed the same way, with some all-purpose high temp...
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By GodOmelet
Doh.

I had followed the whole bit about using the spacer tool made from a length of steel nipple, and so having never done airhead bearings before, I didn't know hub from spacer from inner spacer to outer...
Forum: Airheads 05-17-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By GodOmelet
Eek 1977 R100 /7 Stubborn Wheel Bearings

Never mind. I was hitting the wrong side!
Forum: Airheads 05-11-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By GodOmelet
Sweet!

I was already preparing myself for another foray into remedial metallurgy. As to the original reason I pulled the valve covers, which was to do the valve adjustment and put the flywheel back on in...
Forum: Airheads 05-11-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By GodOmelet
Really?

That certainly wasn't the response I was expecting! Could you explain why the other side is so much straighter? Wouldn't that mean that something has to be wrong somewhere, or is there simply a wide...
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