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Old 12-08-2009, 03:52 AM   #376
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Gentlemen and "ladies", I'm a newbie here and am having trouble making sense of the "system".

I wanted my age and birthdate to be hidden and can't seem to edit that info, and would also like to just get comfortable in here because I see that there is a wealth of information for me re: my recently purchased "78 BMW R100/7.

If you can, please help me to get in the groove here...

Very disturbing for me not to be able to interact with my fellow inmates and also those of you who might also qualify as outpatients.
I don't see your age or birth date and don't understand what the problem is with interacting.
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:30 PM   #377
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What is the best way to remove the BMW roundels from the tank while preserving them at the same time?
Heat gun or hairdryer maybe? Pics would be helpful too. Thanks.
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:41 AM   #378
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I read somewhere that you saw them off with dental floss or whatever you call the thread you clean between your teeth with but I havent tried it.
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Old 01-23-2010, 06:56 AM   #379
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these are 10mm bolts.i use a "non-offset"10/11mm,closed end wrench.you can now tork the bolts to their proper value by inserting the 3/8" tork wrench into the 11mm side of the combination 10/11mm wrench.the square drive of the tork wrench fits perfectly into the 11mm wrench.oh,something else about the 10/11mm wrench.get the 12 point kind.since it's a non-offset wrench,you will have more"bite" when bearing down.
Great idea. However, doesn't one need a mathematical formula under these circumstances to obtain the proper torque? Does anyone know what that is?
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Old 01-29-2010, 05:51 AM   #380
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Try here:

http://www.specialpatrolgroup.co.uk/...ue/torque.html
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:46 PM   #381
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Thanks a lot. I knew I should have paid attention while in school.
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:45 AM   #382
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Elmoreman, this was a neat idea, thanks for coming up with it.
Probably my best tip would be to join the Airheads. These guys are the mainstays to keeping these things on the road. The dues are only $20 a year, many join just for the Airmail monthly newsletter, Oaks tech info is worth that. The email tech list and the archives are probably the best source of airhead info out there. There is also the tech days that can give you hands on help with your airheads upkeep and troubleshooting. Good organization and good folks. JT

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Old 03-10-2010, 02:03 PM   #383
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Buying R80/R100

What should I be looking for in the way of problems buying an R80/R100 airhead BMW? Been around motorcycles for 40+ years but not airheads. The ones I have found have around 40-75K miles, 1977-1986 ish fo years. Any tips are appreciated.
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:13 AM   #384
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Sounds like we have alot in common...Doing my first airhead...78 R100/7 that was sitting for 21 years in a backyard...Exhaust/carbs/topend completely rusted off and cylinders were filled with water and rusted to death...Found a bike with 17K on ebay and bought the used parts needed...Everything you need is here at Advrider...I have found great places to do business with, carb kits, topend gasket kits, rings, fuel valve rebuilding kits, ect...Mine have the Vetter fairing (AM/FM/CB) with the Sam bag set up...I ditched the fairing but will keep the bags...I'm doing a frame up rattle can rebuild and plan on using the bike as second bike transpo...The most impressive thing about BMWs is the quality of the metal/hardware used...Cleaning/wiring brushing that hardware makes it look fantastic...Bike will be done in a couple weeks...

Stage two will be electronic ignition and "old schooling" which will include blacking out the wheels, different subframe with single seat and tank painted black with white pin stripping...

Goodluck with yours and you will find some very knowledgable/helpful people willing to lend you a hand...
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Old 03-14-2010, 06:46 AM   #385
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emblems???

does anyone have the part numbers and size of the various BMW emblems out there?

I was looking for a couple that would fit on top of the Bing carb tops.
Thanks
A Euro fits perfectly...get the German one with the eagle.


...but a Deutschmark might be even better?

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Old 04-06-2010, 08:57 AM   #386
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A Euro fits perfectly...get the German one with the eagle.

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...but a Deutschmark might be even better?
I am definitely looking into that. Is that a 2 Euro coin?


Another is the use of Rancho shock boots for gaiters. Fraction of the cost and I think they actually look better.
Here they are on my /6.

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Old 04-06-2010, 08:20 PM   #387
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It's a 1euro. The 2Euro is a little bigger.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:35 AM   #388
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It's a 1euro. The 2Euro is a little bigger.
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Nice it'll be the greatest $2.88 I ever spent. Now if I can just find a way to get a hold of some.
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:23 AM   #389
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Try the airport currency exchange.......
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:52 AM   #390
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I called a couple of banks and they do not do coins. Plus I want them to be of the German type.
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