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Forum: Old's Cool 11-19-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15,891
Views: 9,361,786
Posted By Big Bamboo
Isn't that Anke-Eve Goldman?

Isn't that Anke-Eve Goldman?
Forum: Old's Cool 11-19-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15,891
Views: 9,361,786
Posted By Big Bamboo
"You don't know, man; you weren't there!"...

"You don't know, man; you weren't there!" :freaky
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7,020
Views: 1,395,806
Posted By Big Bamboo
Well, technically... every rock you see sticking...

Well, technically... every rock you see sticking up out of the ocean around here is a lava flow. Some are just older than others. :deal
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,037
Posted By Big Bamboo
This should help: ...

This should help: http://www.pbase.com/dwerbil/bmw_motorcycle_r607r757_r1007_r100rs_owners_manual
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-19-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 307,144
Posted By Big Bamboo
Elspeth Beard, RTW Traveller

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL282/9443996/24304759/410313031.jpg ...
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7,020
Views: 1,395,806
Posted By Big Bamboo
South Point

http://m2.i.pbase.com/g9/51/962751/2/158285232.iLfnvCLD.jpg
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,807
Posted By Big Bamboo
I've heard stories of Luftmeister dropped top...

I've heard stories of Luftmeister dropped top clamps cracking. Anyone seen any evidence of this ?
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7,020
Views: 1,395,806
Posted By Big Bamboo
Not to worry, she's still riding her other BMWs: ...

Not to worry, she's still riding her other BMWs: ...
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7,020
Views: 1,395,806
Posted By Big Bamboo
Elspeth Beard and her bike, now.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/10495311_905177542827341_1022382849828801058_o.jpg ...and then: http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL282/9443996/24304759/410313031.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-18-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15,891
Views: 9,361,786
Posted By Big Bamboo
Hey, that's Elspeth Beard and her original RTW...

Hey, that's Elspeth Beard and her original RTW bike!
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By Big Bamboo
Isn't that where the turn signal warning buzzer...

Isn't that where the turn signal warning buzzer plugs in?
Forum: Canada 11-16-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,192
Posted By Big Bamboo
So it was you?!

So it was you?!
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,807
Posted By Big Bamboo
That's nice! Can you make them without the...

That's nice! Can you make them without the handlebar riser holes? http://www.oshmo.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/BrushedTripleClamp_jw_1526-365x215.jpg
Forum: Airheads 11-15-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,807
Posted By Big Bamboo
Some of the 1970s race bikes actually used TWO...

Some of the 1970s race bikes actually used TWO bottom clamps, in addition to the alloy top clamp. Reg Pridmores bike: http://www.largiader.com/albums/83/images/IMG_2743.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-15-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 49,862
Posted By Big Bamboo
Rainbow Falls, Hilo, Hawaii

http://m0.i.pbase.com/g9/51/962751/2/155959280.PbBY3Y49.jpg
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,017
Posted By Big Bamboo
I would love to see pictures of the hoard!

I would love to see pictures of the hoard!
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 367,931
Posted By Big Bamboo
It looks like the spray version is fairly limited...

It looks like the spray version is fairly limited in colors, but they do have tint kits to create any color you need. Smooth finish. http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Create_Your_Color_Kit
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 367,931
Posted By Big Bamboo
Think; "bed liner"

Think; "bed liner"
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Big Bamboo
Red-Kote :...

Red-Kote : http://www.damonq.com/techsheets/red-kote.pdf
Forum: Canada 11-14-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,192
Posted By Big Bamboo
Still got all yer toes...? :freaky

Still got all yer toes...? :freaky
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,176
Posted By Big Bamboo
You will need the special hardened bolt/tool to...

You will need the special hardened bolt/tool to remove the alternator rotor. It may help to heat the area around the front crank bearing, so it doesn't come off with the cover. Upon reassembly, don't...
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 199,202
Posted By Big Bamboo
Yes, the white vinegar does an excellent job. It...

Yes, the white vinegar does an excellent job. It will even remove the factory red coating, a must if you plan to reline it. I find using short lengths of chain makes it easier to remove them when...
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,627
Posted By Big Bamboo
I think the main problem with the SMC material is...

I think the main problem with the SMC material is that it contains release agent in the mix. Any sanding on the surface releases more of it so careful cleaning before paint or epoxy is a must.
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,020
Posted By Big Bamboo
BMW sells the later covers in both painted and...

BMW sells the later covers in both painted and unpainted versions. I think it was the R80, and maybe others, that call for the unpainted versions...
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,627
Posted By Big Bamboo
The fenders are not fiberglass. They are a...

The fenders are not fiberglass. They are a product call SMC, for Sheet Molded Compound, which has some unique properties. More info when I find it... from Snowbum:
It is important to understand a...
Forum: Canada 11-13-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,192
Posted By Big Bamboo
OK, which one of you Canuks is this?

http://www.dump.com/canadianmotorcycle/
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By Big Bamboo
You have two; one on the transmission and one on...

You have two; one on the transmission and one on the handlebar. The transmission one can be bypassed by disconnecting the plug down by the shifter and connecting the two wires together. The clutch...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,188
Posted By Big Bamboo
The fuse holders open by twisting and pull apart....

The fuse holders open by twisting and pull apart. Needle nose pliers are good for pulling the bulb holders back in the shell, and yes, you may have to remove things in the way to gain access. Now...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By Big Bamboo
2-valve Boxer Gear Shifter Tool

Just found this, sure seems like it would be a handy tool to have. For when the pawl spring breaks on a 5 speed transmission. <a href="<iframe width=" 560"="" height="315"...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,188
Posted By Big Bamboo
Yes, just twist the screwdriver between the bezel...

Yes, just twist the screwdriver between the bezel and the shell, and be ready to lift it off. I just checked the manual and they mention a screw that needs to be removed first. My bikes do not have...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,188
Posted By Big Bamboo
Bike looks good, nice clean example. No need...

Bike looks good, nice clean example. No need disconnect the battery. To remove headlight; use screwdriver to pry between the bezel and the shell at the 6 'o'clock mark. Check first that there is no...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,188
Posted By Big Bamboo
1973 /5 does have two fuses in the headlight...

1973 /5 does have two fuses in the headlight bucket...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 537
Posted By Big Bamboo
There, fixed that for you... :freaky

There, fixed that for you... :freaky
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,188
Posted By Big Bamboo
First things first; get that oil light working!...

First things first; get that oil light working! Oil light function is easy to check; key on, remove wire from sending unit below and to rear of left cylinder and ground to case. Light should come on,...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 537
Posted By Big Bamboo
Correct

Correct
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 537
Posted By Big Bamboo
Sorry, I was replying to lxheimers post. That...

Sorry, I was replying to lxheimers post. That said, main wiring harnesses for /5 are only about $66... Such a deal! :deal
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 537
Posted By Big Bamboo
Lucky you didn't have an R100GS, main wiring...

Lucky you didn't have an R100GS, main wiring harnesses for them are currently in the $660 range... :huh
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By Big Bamboo
Motor oil and gear oil smell different, with the...

Motor oil and gear oil smell different, with the gear oil having a sulfur smell. Of course, it could be both...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,112
Posted By Big Bamboo
Can be... (Note to self; get reel...) :freaky

Can be... (Note to self; get reel...) :freaky
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 537
Posted By Big Bamboo
Pulled the tank off my /6, one of those black...

Pulled the tank off my /6, one of those black wires is indeed the connection from condenser to coil. Also, the starting circuit can be as simple as connecting the positive wire at the starter to...
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