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Forum: Vendors 07-15-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 14,758
Posted By jbf
No problem! I love what you guys are up to. I...

No problem! I love what you guys are up to. I think you are definitely heading in the right direction. Will definately be buying your products in the future.


To also echo JeffPM's...
Forum: Vendors 07-14-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 14,758
Posted By jbf
I love what you guys (REV'IT) is doing with the...

I love what you guys (REV'IT) is doing with the city / street collections!

One thing though,

I really wish you guys had some more options for summer urban looking jackets, that still provided...
Forum: Vendors 07-10-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 158,139
Posted By jbf
Ok great! One last question, Can you...

Ok great!


One last question,

Can you describe the type of mesh that the Netix jacket has? Would the Netrycom jacket be more abrasion resistant than the Netix jacket?
Forum: Vendors 07-10-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 158,139
Posted By jbf
Really? Wouldn't this be loose? I prefer a...

Really? Wouldn't this be loose?

I prefer a tight fitting jacket (to keep armor in place).


In BMW's slim fitting gear I generally am between a medium and a large.
Forum: Vendors 07-10-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 158,139
Posted By jbf
Hi there, I am very much interested in the...

Hi there,

I am very much interested in the Netrycom jacket.

I generally prefer my jackets to fit snug so that the armor does not move.

I am 6'1" at 185lb with a 41" chest. The largest...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By jbf
You are saying that the material itself is of the...

You are saying that the material itself is of the same weight, etc?

I was under the impression that it was a lighter weight (i.e. less protective from abrasion) than the original venting machine?
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By jbf
Please keep in mind these are two different...

Please keep in mind these are two different jackets we are talking about.

The venting machine is no longer made.

I am asking specifically about the BMW Venting Jacket.
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By jbf
BMW Venting Jacket Abrasion Resistance

Hi all,

Read a lot of threads regarding BMW's venting jacket in terms of quality and airflow, but I havnt read much about its abrasion resistance.


I commute normally at least once or twice a...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,361
Posted By jbf
Damn, seems like most people with quite high MPG...

Damn, seems like most people with quite high MPG on their R75/5s.


I'm only getting an average of 35.8 MPG right now. Carbs have been rebuilt and synced. They might be running a tad rich,...
Forum: Vendors 06-12-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 1,293
Views: 241,972
Posted By jbf
Dang this is just what I'm looking for too! ...

Dang this is just what I'm looking for too!

What a thread. Everyone's hopes up with no new harmonizers being produced (yet).
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,928
Posted By jbf
There are two different types of popping. ...

There are two different types of popping.

after-firing indicates a mixture too rich. Symptoms are popping exhaust.

back-firing indicates mixture too lean. Symptoms are backfiring into the...
Forum: Airheads 03-14-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By jbf
I don't have an R100, but I do have an r75/5. ...

I don't have an R100, but I do have an r75/5. (And I'm in L.A.)
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,574
Posted By jbf
These rev'it jeans look by far the best out of...

These rev'it jeans look by far the best out of all I've seen with the exception of the Maple Moto Jeans and the Draggin Jeans "Twista".

The problem with both maple and Draggin Jeans (AUS not the...
Forum: Airheads 08-01-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,323
Posted By jbf
Ill be there.

Ill be there.
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,969
Posted By jbf
deng, i want one of those!

deng, i want one of those!
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By jbf
I'm in L.A. I have an r75/5. Depending on...

I'm in L.A. I have an r75/5. Depending on where it is and when the seller is available I could take a look at it to give it a once over.
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,347
Posted By jbf
Well after hearing some squealing and other odd...

Well after hearing some squealing and other odd issues from the bike (this was even after using Tom Cutter's method like you mentioned above) it turns out my clutch is just beat. She's being...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,347
Posted By jbf
Guys, I know I am reviving the dead here but I...

Guys, I know I am reviving the dead here but I figure its a good place to do so...



Been riding my /5 with stock clutch (new cables and recently adjusted) and I gotta say the clutch is...
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By jbf
Dang! I just missed this! craaaap!

Dang! I just missed this! craaaap!
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,572
Posted By jbf
Checked again today and the floats are old as...

Checked again today and the floats are old as hell. I did a slight spring bend modification to the right carb and so far she hasnt dripped. In any case I'll take her for a spin tomorrow around...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,572
Posted By jbf
Yeah I hope I can get by at least a year or two...

Yeah I hope I can get by at least a year or two before I have to rebuild the transmission. I know its a high mileage bike and all but hopefully its something just like the splines/etc. I'm going...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,572
Posted By jbf
Can you elaborate more? I have no idea what this...

Can you elaborate more? I have no idea what this means really.
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,572
Posted By jbf
The clutch is original (per my first post). ...

The clutch is original (per my first post). When shifting into first the bike does jump forward but only when I let out the clutch. If the clutch lever is pulled in it doesnt lurch forward, but it...
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,572
Posted By jbf
Two Problems: Leaking Carb & Clutch ON/OFF Issue. (Freeplay is correctly adjusted)

Hi all,


So I seem to have two issues right now. Leaking carburetor (right side) and possibe clutch issue (freeplay is setup properly/etc)



Issue #1: Leaking right carburetor.
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By jbf
Installed the new battery earlier today. Turned...

Installed the new battery earlier today. Turned out, it slid right in without having to loosen any bolts what-so-ever.

The battery was a Yuasa 51814. Not sure how large that is in spec to...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By jbf
How much torque is usually applied to bolts such...

How much torque is usually applied to bolts such as the subframe bolts/etc on the frames?
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By jbf
Hi Disston, Thanks for the thorough post....

Hi Disston,


Thanks for the thorough post. :)


I should clarify, I dont have a lot of the tools necessary for working on an airhead/cars. Ive got plenty of wood working tools and...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By jbf
My main problem is I dont have a toolkit. ...

My main problem is I dont have a toolkit.


The air filter cover uses a hex screw originally right? If so is it a number 5?
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By jbf
Rear Subframe Bolts (What Size?)

Hi all,

So I am attempting to replace my battery today with a new one and was told a good way to get out an original sized battery was to back out the rear subframe bolts just under the seat. ...
Forum: Airheads 10-15-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By jbf
'71 R75/5 Tool Tray Question

Hi all,

Have a few questions about the tool tray on R75/5.

What is the tool tray made out of? Is it ABS plastic? Fiberglass?

It _allmost_ looks like fiberglass to me, but it doesnt...
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,489
Posted By jbf
Yeah. The current seat I have is plastic pan...

Yeah. The current seat I have is plastic pan later style seat. :(


Hope I can find an early 70s seat on relatively good condition. oy.
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,489
Posted By jbf
Hi Biebs, Im actually looking for the entire...

Hi Biebs,

Im actually looking for the entire seat/pan/etc. I have the SWB seat but it is the incorrect seat with the single hand grab rail for the later year bikes.

I need to find a seat/pan...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,489
Posted By jbf
I would order from them but their photo of the...

I would order from them but their photo of the two handle 70/71 seat is no good. Only shows it from top view and low resolution as well. Esp since it's overseas I wanna know for certain what Im...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,136
Posted By jbf
Was looking at the Stephanie Meyer seats and the...

Was looking at the Stephanie Meyer seats and the 1971 bench seat (two grab handle style) is not right. The foam is the wrong shape. I suppose no one makes it in the original lower profile shape...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,489
Posted By jbf
OEM Seat Replacement? 1971 R75/5

Ive looked and looked but cant seem to find any OEM BMW seats for the 1971 model of the R75/5. Ive seen copies with the ridges and the 'two-level' style foam but none with the proper...
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By jbf
Ok so checked it again today and reseated the...

Ok so checked it again today and reseated the tank and it appears to be on pretty straight now. Though it looks like the main culprite is that the seat itself is not 100% straight.


It is a...
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By jbf
R75/5 Tank Slightly Crooked (no dents/etc) How to straighten?

Hi all,


So I noticed that my recently purchased r75/5's gas tank is eeeevver so slightly nudged to one side at the rear of the tank (where the two posts connect with the tank). It is probably...
Forum: Face plant 07-11-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,691
Posted By jbf
Wow, gnarly. How did you manage to get...

Wow, gnarly.


How did you manage to get out of there with the jacked ankle? What was going through your mind?
Forum: Airheads 05-09-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3,001
Views: 565,044
Posted By jbf
WTB: Early 70s 75/5 Black

Hi all,

Im looking for an early 70s R 75/5 in black. Preferably in perfect working order and good cosmetics.

Prefer non-toaster but may consider toaster as well.


Cheers,

Jonathan
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