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Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,228
Posted By 190e
I'm Curious Is the peril spark polarity or...

I'm Curious

Is the peril spark polarity or timing of the redundant spark ?
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By 190e
They really should have been at least 50lbs...

They really should have been at least 50lbs lighter. It would be hard to achieve though even with a lighter starter, battery and getting rid of the stupidly heavy snowflakes.
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By 190e
Matty, I've sent you a PM with my e-mail...

Matty,

I've sent you a PM with my e-mail address.

If anyone else needs the Riders handbook that covers 78-80 R45's and R65's let me know.
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By 190e
Definitely was aimed at the German 27 HP...

Definitely was aimed at the German 27 HP insurance class although I've heard of several in the UK.

There are quite a few differences between the two R45 models making upgrading a potentially...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By 190e
Because the 27Hp model wasn't an official import...

Because the 27Hp model wasn't an official import you might not so easily find new jets. But if you are thinking you might need something bigger than the 98 main jet, a 105 at a couple of sizes up is...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By 190e
Anything's possible but as I understand it only...

Anything's possible but as I understand it only an R80St tank is a direct fit. The front mount may be the same as others but not the rear mount.

The brake cam spindle leakage is not uncommon and...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By 190e
Those temperatures are fine but you must be...

Those temperatures are fine but you must be riding it hard to get the oil temperature even to that level in the winter.

When you fit the points I recommend removing the bean can as it's so much...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By 190e
35 Hp R45's use a few different model numbers ...

35 Hp R45's use a few different model numbers <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> ...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By 190e
That's curious as the very last thing an R45...

That's curious as the very last thing an R45 should do is run hot.

If you think about it give or take a few barrel fins an R45 has much the same cooling area as an R100 and yet it develops only...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By 190e
Is this one of the reasons these tires are...

Is this one of the reasons these tires are thought to handle so well ?

Back when these bikes were new there used to a commonly held view that they were very fussy about tire choice. It was...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,234
Posted By 190e
Of course the idle jet continues to flow fuel...

Of course the idle jet continues to flow fuel particularly at small throttle openings. At low speed cruise you are riding on the idle jet. Look at the size of the damn thing. I have a 123 main jet...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,234
Posted By 190e
Within the usual given parameters choosing the...

Within the usual given parameters choosing the correct idle jet is not about idle, it's about transition and mixture at small throttle openings.

Senario:

with a 40 idle jet the mixture screw...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 726
Posted By 190e
I think I'll stick with gear oil for the high...

I think I'll stick with gear oil for the high pressure additives - which is why the smell.

The Viscosity of engine oils and gear oils are not so different. ATF is thin though.

At 40 Deg C
...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By 190e
If you mean the part Nos you can look them up...

If you mean the part Nos you can look them up using an online parts fiche http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/PartsFiche.aspx

or do you mean a list of what needs doing in which case...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By 190e
Don't know what was mentioned on the list but...

Don't know what was mentioned on the list but Accel make a 14040S - dual output coil with 0.7 ohm primary resistance which would be OK with the turquoise ICU which you should have on an 85.

They...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By 190e
The 3-5 Ohm coil will be for points ignition and...

The 3-5 Ohm coil will be for points ignition and might make a reasonable substitute on a points airhead but not on an electronic ignition system. It would give little or no advantage over the stock...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,234
Posted By 190e
The reason to start idle adjustment with the...

The reason to start idle adjustment with the butterfly nearly closed is to keep the edge of the butterfly away from the transition ports which are fed by the idle jet but not controlled by the idle...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,234
Posted By 190e
You don't need a womanometer only her very best,...

You don't need a womanometer only her very best, thinnest and lightest knitting needles. Knitting needles mounted on a short length of rubber tube pushed on to the butterfly shaft greatly amplify...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By 190e
Quote from the 1982 Motorcycle Sport road test of...

Quote from the 1982 Motorcycle Sport road test of the Krauser MKM 1000

"absolutely no engine transmission modifications are made by Krauser to the basic R100 unit" - well except for the serial...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By 190e
The setting up procedure is covered in the BMW...

The setting up procedure is covered in the BMW workshop manual. Here are a few screen shots. Tooth backlash is specified as 0.006" - 0.008"

...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,234
Posted By 190e
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Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 726
Posted By 190e
At least a semi synthetic like 75W90 that's a...

At least a semi synthetic like 75W90 that's a thinner when cold . Try spinning the rear wheel by a hand after a ride and then do the same at 0 deg C. The cold oil drag is very substantial. The rear...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,030
Posted By 190e
I'm way to late in this thread because the fluids...

I'm way to late in this thread because the fluids out, but the simple way to remove a caliper piston is to pump it most of the way out before draining the brake fluid. Potentially messy but I do it...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,055
Posted By 190e
There are lots of detail differences between the...

There are lots of detail differences between the early R65's (78-80) and the later 81-84 models. Even to the extent of a different length swinging arm. 1980 being a transition year there are some...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,055
Posted By 190e
There are lots of detail differences between the...

There are lots of detail differences between the early R65's (78-80) and the later 81-84 models. Even to the extent of a different length swinging arm. 1980 being a transition year there are some...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By 190e
I did - but I was cautious so just a touch. ...

I did - but I was cautious so just a touch. Increased total area by 6%
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By 190e
I'm working on the type 248 forks and there was...

I'm working on the type 248 forks and there was only the stock steel valve washer so I guess I'm sort of emulating the sport version on the other forks. Mine is an early 79 and there were mods to the...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By 190e
With a basic understanding of how damper rod...

With a basic understanding of how damper rod forks function and what affects the oil flow it's perfectly possible to change rebound damping independently of compression damping without any great...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,234
Posted By 190e
I don't think you can say the the outer is...

I don't think you can say the the outer is necessarily kinked where it enters the adjuster for the simple reason that the ferule is not a tight enough fit to hold the cable exactly in position....
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,234
Posted By 190e
I don't see a kink in the inner cable but it's...

I don't see a kink in the inner cable but it's the outer cable that is the usual problem. The outer cable is a closed up helical wire spring and once two or more adjacent coils are stretched that gap...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 66,753
Posted By 190e
So they do. you wouldn't think there was enough...

So they do. you wouldn't think there was enough space but they manged it. That whole bell mouth assembly moves up and down at certain revs....
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,234
Posted By 190e
I've seen some main jet holders that do have a...

I've seen some main jet holders that do have a narrow wasted section part way along the threaded section if that's what Wirespokes was thinking of. Mine doesn't and I know that with some certainty...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,055
Posted By 190e
The Ate caliper is a dual piston type that was...

The Ate caliper is a dual piston type that was fitted to the 78 -80 R65's. in 81 they got the almost identical Brembo which is a straight swap if needed. Some 1980 bike are a bit mix and match in...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,234
Posted By 190e
There are 2 atomisers or emulsion tubes what ever...

There are 2 atomisers or emulsion tubes what ever you prefer to call them. In the main circuit it's a separate item. In the pilot circuit it's built into the pilot jet itself but it's the same in...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,234
Posted By 190e
If the carbs are off it's easy, just turn the...

If the carbs are off it's easy, just turn the carb upside down. If the carbs are on the bike I won't risk bending the throttle cable or loosing sync by taking the tops off. If the threads are clean...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 870
Posted By 190e
Sorry, I should have read your original question....

Sorry, I should have read your original question. The emulsion tube is just a press fit in the venturi, well not even that, it's an easy sliding fit when clean. With the carb top and slide removed,...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,055
Posted By 190e
Many R65 owners use cheap generic AGM batteries....

Many R65 owners use cheap generic AGM batteries. There are several different makes using the same case size which is a perfect fit in the R65 battery tray. Here's one example:
...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 66,753
Posted By 190e
It's the other way around. Cars sometimes have...

It's the other way around. Cars sometimes have variable length inlet tracts these days to get the best of both worlds.
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,638
Posted By 190e
You can improve rather than upgrade points...

You can improve rather than upgrade points ignition by adding a points amplifier. That gives you some improvement in performance and it's very easy to swap back to stock points at the side of the...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 870
Posted By 190e
Using several heat cool cycles adding penetrant...

Using several heat cool cycles adding penetrant from the top and via the emulsion air passage as it probably won't get past the O ring if only applied from the bottom. Took several days and many...
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