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Forum: Airheads 12-25-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,560
Posted By bmwrench
Yeah, and they come with light pins, dual...

Yeah, and they come with light pins, dual true-arc retainers (no wire clips to poke your eye out) and premium rings.
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,560
Posted By bmwrench
Nope. JE, machined to my specs-at least as much...

Nope. JE, machined to my specs-at least as much as the forgings allow. Thanks to the way t,hings are today, the price increases every time I turn around, but $625.00 for two, complete with rings...
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,560
Posted By bmwrench
I usually refrain from selling here, but one of...

I usually refrain from selling here, but one of the things The Nickwackett Garage does is pistons, with 860cc kits, 92mm pistons for R90s, oversize pistons for R100s, etc. If two of you-I have to...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By bmwrench
I'll let you in on a trade secret: Remove the...

I'll let you in on a trade secret: Remove the lowers, grille, and the small piece above the grille. Leave the upper fairing on. Remove the fork tubes and sliders and upper triple clamp. Remove...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By bmwrench
Do you mean 9/75?

Do you mean 9/75?
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By bmwrench
Grey/Black supplies power to the lighting...

Grey/Black supplies power to the lighting circuit, Green/Black power to the voltmeter, and red the clock. It's easy to plug in the wrong leads at Grey/Black and Green/Black; they're right next to...
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,560
Posted By bmwrench
When I was working at Bobs BMW, the parts manage...

When I was working at Bobs BMW, the parts manage and I cooperated on an R65 based road racer. I wanted to use R75 heads so I'd have the bigger valves. The race organization we were running in...
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By bmwrench
This looks like a Huekerott pan, imported by...

This looks like a Huekerott pan, imported by Michael Bondy in the late '70s. Michael's family were the original east coast BMW importers. Inside you should find a spacer that lowers the pump pickup...
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,560
Posted By bmwrench
If you really want to do this, call Venolia. ...

If you really want to do this, call Venolia. They probably have a print on file.
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 85,178
Posted By bmwrench
I hope there isn't a "next time" for you, but I...

I hope there isn't a "next time" for you, but I put the pistons in the cylinders on the work bench. I don't have to work around the studs, I can see what I'm doing, etc. I leave just enough piston...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16,175
Views: 9,697,872
Posted By bmwrench
It's a kidney belt. Supposed to protect the...

It's a kidney belt. Supposed to protect the kidneys and support the lower back. Men wore 'em, too, but they look better on women.
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,661
Posted By bmwrench
That oil port exists only through 1975.

That oil port exists only through 1975.
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,600
Posted By bmwrench
Wirespokes, did the bike have a Rabid Transit...

Wirespokes, did the bike have a Rabid Transit fairing?
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,635
Posted By bmwrench
Don't just check a Bosch starter that old. ...

Don't just check a Bosch starter that old. Disassemble and at least grease the bushings.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,412
Posted By bmwrench
You sent a '69 Trident to England? Oh...

You sent a '69 Trident to England? Oh no....:(::(:
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By bmwrench
The large /6 tank has to be lowered on to the...

The large /6 tank has to be lowered on to the frame with the rear downward. It is then moved backward and up to set the front on to it's mount. It's easier done than said.
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,635
Posted By bmwrench
I was fortunate to be uncrating, setting up and...

I was fortunate to be uncrating, setting up and servicing these bike when they were new. I was also at a dealer meeting when the RS was introduced; that bike had Snowflake wheels on it, but because...
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By bmwrench
Soak cork gaskets in water to return then to...

Soak cork gaskets in water to return then to their original shape. Or buy new ones; they're $3.00 each, and every wise Airhead owner keeps a spare set.
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By bmwrench
And for a long time, Purolator supplied BMW with...

And for a long time, Purolator supplied BMW with air and oil filters.
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By bmwrench
Yes, the combustion chamber in the R60 (and R50)...

Yes, the combustion chamber in the R60 (and R50) heads is smaller, but the valves and ports are smaller, too. You will get considerably more compression than with R75 heads, so much so that you'll...
Forum: Airheads 11-28-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By bmwrench
S&W became Progressive Suspension. The "W" was...

S&W became Progressive Suspension. The "W" was Tim Whitham, a self-taught genius who supplied engine parts and advice to many of the major manufacturers in the '50s and '60s.

S&W shocks were...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By bmwrench
The centerstand spring anchors appear to be in...

The centerstand spring anchors appear to be in the stock location. I'd start with standard BMW springs.
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By bmwrench
Luftmeister sold an "S" fairing with GS1000...

Luftmeister sold an "S" fairing with GS1000 spoilers on it. I'll bet Matt still has the mold. If you catch him on the right day he might talk to you. He now runs South Bay Triumph.
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,616
Posted By bmwrench
Could we stop calling triple clamps...

Could we stop calling triple clamps "trees"?
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,622
Posted By bmwrench
The square rubbers and the round ones fit the...

The square rubbers and the round ones fit the same metal footrest.
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,622
Posted By bmwrench
Nice looking stuff. How about doing some...

Nice looking stuff. How about doing some footrests that accept BMW footrest rubbers?
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By bmwrench
The right cylinder being the rear most, the curve...

The right cylinder being the rear most, the curve of the header pipe is shorter and thus colors sooner. People have been noticing this since these bikes were new.
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,364
Posted By bmwrench
Clean it with your favorite solvent, than soap...

Clean it with your favorite solvent, than soap and water. When dry, bead blast it. Wash it again, then paint it if you wish. Sand the ribs if you want it to look like new.
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 15,690
Posted By bmwrench
Find a '79 starter cover-the type with the built...

Find a '79 starter cover-the type with the built in scoop. Then you can run the hose out the top of the motor. If you have really good ring sealing, you can run the tube down one of the cradle...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-09-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By bmwrench
Actually, the buttons for the GS based bikes that...

Actually, the buttons for the GS based bikes that use K-style switches are available as a replacement part. They come in a set of two for a frightening $6.66. P/N 61 31 9 062 462.
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By bmwrench
The threaded holes in the upper half of a BMW...

The threaded holes in the upper half of a BMW handlebar clamp are deliberately undersized to keep the standard stud from backing out when you remove the nuts at the other end. Run an 8 X 1.25 tap...
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By bmwrench
Before there were heated jacket liners and such,...

Before there were heated jacket liners and such, I wore a Gerbings Suit on an R100/7 with stock alternator. Drew more than 100 watts! I never had any trouble with it.
Forum: Airheads 11-03-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,425
Posted By bmwrench
I'm sorry to be so late in posting this, and hope...

I'm sorry to be so late in posting this, and hope that Chris will see it. So he wanted to copy BoxerCafe's starter cover. They copied it from a European company. In fact, everything they do is a...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-29-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By bmwrench
To follow up, VT will register almost anything...

To follow up, VT will register almost anything with a legit bill of sale and serial number. If it's more than 15 years old, they won't issue a title. Should you wish to register in another state...
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,075
Posted By bmwrench
I think the one in the picture is from a single...

I think the one in the picture is from a single (R26-R27). In their case, it made it easier to remove the covers. The ones for modern twins are just silly.
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By bmwrench
As Big Bamboo's picture shows, they are...

As Big Bamboo's picture shows, they are different. The top ring for an iron-bore cylinder is chrome-plated steel. Chrome will rapidly destroy Nikasil, which distributes itself on the piston,...
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By bmwrench
Most BMWs don't need a steering damper. If...

Most BMWs don't need a steering damper. If they're wobbling, there's a problem that needs correcting.

However, I installed the OEM damper for a co-worker years ago at his insistence, and he...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-19-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,491
Posted By bmwrench
At my father's Triumph shop, we restored Triumph...

At my father's Triumph shop, we restored Triumph tank badges with a brush. I thought it was a bit of a bodge until I saw the picture above!
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,954
Posted By bmwrench
rockers, what is it like to pull a Uni-Go? Can...

rockers, what is it like to pull a Uni-Go? Can you really corner hard and get away with it?
Forum: Old's Cool 10-16-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16,175
Views: 9,697,872
Posted By bmwrench
She's cute, but I want her jacket-in my size.

She's cute, but I want her jacket-in my size.
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