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Forum: Airheads 04-28-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By JZed
Commpression Test Procedure

When you did the compression test, you say the throttle was open. Am wondering if you actual lifted the throttle slides. Just opening the throttle on the handle bar will open the carb butterflies,...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 720
Posted By JZed
Temperature of Alternator Compartment

Never measured the temp directly on my airhead, but have measured the temp of the alternator on my car on a warm day after a drive home from work. Saw 220 F on the IR gun. I suspect the alternator...
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By JZed
Caution on Over Torquing

One should be careful with Clymer Specs. On the later airheads the cylinder head nut torque was reduced to 35 Nm. Many of the Airhead Gurus, Oak, Tom Cutter, Snowbum say the 25 Foot Pounds (34 Nm)...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By JZed
Laugh GS exhaust system gaskets

Doing some work on the R100GS today. The neutral switch started leaking awhile back and finally got the bike on the lift today for a replacement. Pulled the exhaust system and am wondering what...
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,201
Posted By JZed
Think timing chain

I had a similar find when I cut open the oil filter on my '86 R80 at 65 k miles.

found 2 things. The timing chain and guides were getting a bit worn and there was some aluminum bits generated in...
Forum: Airheads 03-10-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,410
Posted By JZed
Rebuildable Shaft

The shaft mentioned in the gunsmoke article is make by the Emerald Isle folks in Taiwan and is available through Ted Porter's shop and other independent airhead shops. I had the opportunity to put...
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,765
Posted By JZed
Laugh Bevel on ID of #13 thrust washer


I think someone mentioned the bevel on one side of the ID of the #13 thrust washer. This bevel or chamfer is needed to provide clearance for the radius found at the intersection of the...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,233
Posted By JZed
Manuals for GSPD

A trio of resources that I found helpful for my R100 GS.

Clymer manual. Lots of information and pictures.

R80GS R100R Service Manual (pdf copy BMW Service manual) You can find it on goggle. ...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,360
Posted By JZed
Look at those cam followers while you are in there!!!

[QUOTE=Gripsteruser;25059326]When things are apart, take out the valve lifters and have a look and their faces.


I was doing a pushrod tube seal RnR on my '86 R80 at about 65K and pulled the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-01-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,490
Posted By JZed
Laugh A blast from the past

A blast from the past. My first motorcycle (basket case project) back in 1967 was a Suzuki Collegian. And was white too. Had bent connecting rod. Seems the 4 speed has a rotary shift drum. The...
Forum: Airheads 06-09-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,287
Posted By JZed
GSPD electrical weirdness

My 92 GS had some strange issues like this. Turned out to be that the wiring loom running up into the headlight dash area had been rubbing on the metal strut that goes upto the front roo bar. The...
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,591
Posted By JZed
Oil mix for GS forks

Going to heavier oil is not a new idea, but those in the know often mention the following,

A recent post by inmate Arkwright,

"you might improve the front with the 'Howard Millichamp Fork oil...
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,354
Posted By JZed
Eek K60s on R100Gs


I ran a set of K60s on my R100GS. Good tires. Got about 12K miles out of them.

You may have some issues with the front tire developing slow leaks around the rim over time. It would...
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,045
Posted By JZed
Heidendau K76 tires on GS

Am looking for a tire to replace a Tourance on the front of my R100GS. The Tourance is SCAREY on gravel. :eek1:eek1:eek1 I had good mileage (11K miles) on a set of K60s, but had the issue with...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,372
Posted By JZed
R100GS Steering Bearings

As was said previously in the thread, your GS already has tapered roller bearings in the steering stem. You might be able to get by with pulling the forks, cleaning the old grease out of the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-08-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,490
Posted By JZed


'86 R80
'92 R100GS
'06 KLR650
Forum: Airheads 01-06-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,857
Posted By JZed

Hope you did not re-stub your left great toe !!!!!

Happy Moving

'86 R80
'06 KLR650
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,540
Posted By JZed
heat gun

I painted the fork sliders on my '86 R80 a few years ago. Cleaned them as BMWEURO described and hung the sliders up in the garage door. I used a good heat gun to preheat the sliders be warm to the...
Forum: Face plant 01-05-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,487
Posted By JZed
Front forks

UNO_RIDER is right. One easy thing to do is to change out the fork oil in the front forks. Seems like many of the Gen 1 KLRs did not get the forks properly serviced at the dealer when new. You...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-30-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 105,354
Posted By JZed
Kool Motor

KOOL MOTOR station on old Hwy 20 in Correctionville, IA??



'86 R80
'92 R100GS
'06 KLR
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,021
Posted By JZed
Lower euro bars

You might take a look at some Flanders Magura bars Specifically the model B20 bars. These are called "sidecar bars" and are a couple of inches wider that Euro bars. I used a set of Flanders Euro...
Forum: Airheads 08-10-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,452
Posted By JZed
Safety Bars

I think your first foto is showing the left side of one set and the right side of the other.


Forum: Airheads 07-10-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,880
Posted By JZed
Thumb RA Rally at the Biltmore

The RA Rally was held at the Biltmore in Asheville NC about 5 years ago. It was the BOMB. and am glad to hear it will be back next summer. Great area for riding, and that house is something to...
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,707
Posted By JZed
Progressive 465 on Gs

Sorry to hear that you had a problem with your shock. Does not sound like that was a pleasant experience.
I seem to remember reading in one of the threads that Progressive had made some...
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By JZed
Wind Turbine Blade weight

Yes, your sources were a little off. That looks like a blade for the GE 1.5 Megawatt machine. The blade assembly, 3 blades and hub weighs in at about 42,000 lbs. The nacelle, generator and gearbox...
Forum: Airheads 05-14-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,911
Posted By JZed
Speaking of Springs


There is a pair of BMW Sport Springs listed on Fleabay (Item 110779799609). Bought and installed a pair a few weeks ago. Stiffened up the front end a bit and helped the bike when...
Forum: Airheads 03-14-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,569
Posted By JZed
Tank Cleaning


I had similar issues with Red Koat flakes plugging the pet cock filters on my R100GS. After cleaning the tank about 4 times, the problem has mostly gone away. I cleaned the tank by filling it...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,436
Posted By JZed
Mine work OK.


I have K60s on my R100GS and they do not loose air, maybe a lb a week or so. I did have to fiddle with them a bit though, as I had some similar bead leaks after installing the front one...
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,783
Posted By JZed
HOW TO document for GS's


Glad to see you are making progress on the bike. There is a good how to on you bike that can be found by
Googleing "r100r_r80gs service manual". There you will find few sights where...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 386,747
Posted By JZed
Tire Direction ???

Is it me, or is the tire installed backwards? Just went out to the garage and looked the Kenda on the KLR650, the Heidenbau K60 on the GS and a spare Tourance and all three have an upward pointing...
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,957
Posted By JZed
RT valves

PM sent.

Forum: Airheads 01-31-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,029
Posted By JZed
R100 GS tool kit on fleabay

There is a complete original tool kit on fleabay.

Item no. 280815269249.

Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16,970
Views: 10,706,571
Posted By JZed
HD chopper does have brakes


Look a little closer (at the bike)..... :rofl There are large diameter disk rotors on the opposite side for the wheels. They are just a little smaller that the inside diameter of the...
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,421
Posted By JZed
Oil can pre prime???

Just an idea. I always primed the oil galleries of the car engines I built.

I wonder if it would be a good idea to drain the gas/oil, and then pull the oil pressure sensor under the left...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,314
Posted By JZed
I hope thats not what I think it it is


I am thinking that is the rubber support cushion for the back of the gas tank. If it is, that is about were the rear frame tubes from the swing arm area join the top main tube under the...
Forum: Airheads 11-01-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,345
Posted By JZed
Drain Plug Repair


Mark105 has a pretty good idea about taking the stock plug and drilling and tapping it for a smaller screw with a crush washer and then cleaning the stock plug and hole and then assembling...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 624,073
Posted By JZed
L4 Arihead


Take a good look at that R80 monoshock just about your post. These are arguabley the best of the airheads (will need a circlip in the transmision). I have ridden the same model for about 10...
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,673
Posted By JZed
Check the enrichener shaft orientation on your vergasers

My 92 R100GS was having some starting issues this spring, a few months after I rebuilt them last winter. There were two issues. The enricheners were not closing fully after I closed the "choke"...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-20-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,225
Posted By JZed

Dgorham & VFRdude

Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your friend Rock. I did a quick ride to Iowa 2 weekends ago to bury a friend who died at 49 and can understand the feelings...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-18-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,225
Posted By JZed
Airheads campout and a Reality Check

About 25 folks showed up at the Airheads Campout at Carnesville Ga this weekend at Dean's place. The food was good. The frig was well stocked and the folks all had a good time. The tech boys were...
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