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Forum: Airheads Today, 12:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Big Bamboo
Wow, $500 ! :eek1

Wow, $500 ! :eek1
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Big Bamboo
Actually, they changed that setup in the mid...

Actually, they changed that setup in the mid 1970s, enabling the seat to be removed by removing just one clip and pulling to the rear.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Yesterday, 09:34 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 29,048
Posted By Big Bamboo
R-1 Road, Mauna Kea

http://m4.i.pbase.com/g9/51/962751/2/160278004.PF1Z7fNl.jpg http://m6.i.pbase.com/g9/51/962751/2/160278006.81mSchgu.jpg
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8,124
Views: 1,679,929
Posted By Big Bamboo
R-1 Road, Mauna Kea

http://m4.i.pbase.com/g9/51/962751/2/160278004.PF1Z7fNl.jpg http://m6.i.pbase.com/g9/51/962751/2/160278006.81mSchgu.jpgTaking a break on the ride up into the clouds at 8,000'
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By Big Bamboo
Much easier to use short lengths of chain when it...

Much easier to use short lengths of chain when it comes time to remove them. Regular household white vinegar will remove the factory red coating and rust completely. I like the product called Red...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By Big Bamboo
^^^^ correct

^^^^ correct
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By Big Bamboo
Same answer. To confirm, install the smaller one...

Same answer. To confirm, install the smaller one on the left and see if it clears the seal. It shouldn't. Only reason this may not be true is if you are running an extra wide rear tire. BMW sells...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17,165
Views: 10,946,380
Posted By Big Bamboo
http://41.media.tumblr.com/db5fc1a0c4cc33620504155...

http://41.media.tumblr.com/db5fc1a0c4cc33620504155af8c951c1/tumblr_np9jyfrgAd1sls0ndo1_500.jpg
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8,124
Views: 1,679,929
Posted By Big Bamboo
https://scontent-lax1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/...

https://scontent-lax1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11008436_10152933011013157_1048568455305434270_n.jpg?oh=8b1c2b97f8e3fa13b612dee99846f729&oe=55E9A9C6
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17,165
Views: 10,946,380
Posted By Big Bamboo
https://scontent-lax1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/...

https://scontent-lax1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11008436_10152933011013157_1048568455305434270_n.jpg?oh=8b1c2b97f8e3fa13b612dee99846f729&oe=55E9A9C6
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By Big Bamboo
Wasn't there only one final drive ratio available...

Wasn't there only one final drive ratio available for the Paralever GS? How is this done? :ear
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By Big Bamboo
The pushrod tube seals are pushrod tube specific...

The pushrod tube seals are pushrod tube specific as you know, but the holes they mount to in the cases are the same.
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Big Bamboo
Try starting with the choke and no throttle. Once...

Try starting with the choke and no throttle. Once it warms up at idle, maybe a minute or two, turn off the choke and maintain revs with throttle. It helps to have the cruise control knob set so you...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 154,930
Posted By Big Bamboo
Hey, that looks familiar!...

Hey, that looks familiar! http://m4.i.pbase.com/g9/51/962751/2/154642504.geaPGb1n.jpg
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By Big Bamboo
Ah yes, your good. I couldn't see that rib in the...

Ah yes, your good. I couldn't see that rib in the earlier photos.
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By Big Bamboo
I could be wrong, but isn't that a recall front...

I could be wrong, but isn't that a recall front wheel?
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By Big Bamboo
Tires. Even if they look good, 4-5 years old is...

Tires. Even if they look good, 4-5 years old is pushing your luck.
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,302
Posted By Big Bamboo
Good thing they put screens on the intakes to...

Good thing they put screens on the intakes to keep the bigger chunks out when doing water crossings and stuff... :lol3
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,302
Posted By Big Bamboo
Yeah, like the unsupported steel brake lines left...

Yeah, like the unsupported steel brake lines left over from when they removed the fairing: http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm197/Plivez/DSCF9384_zpsouu2xhey.jpg
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,030
Posted By Big Bamboo
In my experience, when a driver is looking...

In my experience, when a driver is looking directly at me, about 1 in 10 times it's target fixation... :eek1
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,885
Posted By Big Bamboo
Olde English

It's not that bad, once you get past the Thee's and Thou's... :deal
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,478
Posted By Big Bamboo
True, welding cast aluminum is even trickier......

True, welding cast aluminum is even trickier... A friend here on the island had a similar break. The best welder I know fixed it, but it failed a few months later. I'd be looking for a replacement...
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Big Bamboo
Yeah, I got the SWB /5 seat from them. Mounted up...

Yeah, I got the SWB /5 seat from them. Mounted up OK and looks good, but it won't open all the way; hinges foul the frame... :cry
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,302
Posted By Big Bamboo
...and smaller tanks, fender braces that aren't,...

...and smaller tanks, fender braces that aren't, uncomfortable seats and backwards carbs, to name a few... :freaky(note: I already have the knobby tires, but not on a cafe racer! :huh My batteries...
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,302
Posted By Big Bamboo
I must be getting old. I don't see a single...

I must be getting old. I don't see a single modification I'd want on any of my bikes... :gerg
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Big Bamboo
Where did you get the seat from? I've bought...

Where did you get the seat from? I've bought aftermarket seats that never did fit quite right. It's possible that replacing the hinges with OEM BMW ones might work...
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By Big Bamboo
I've never rebuilt a set of R65 forks before, but...

I've never rebuilt a set of R65 forks before, but I think it is #24 in this diagram. Can anyone confirm? Did you try installing the axle without the wheel yet? Also, if everything does line up, it...
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By Big Bamboo
Try installing the axle without the wheel. If it...

Try installing the axle without the wheel. If it does not line up exactly, most likely the fork internal bumpers have deteriorated and they are not going to until they are rebuilt...
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Big Bamboo
That is nowhere near what passes for "white" in...

That is nowhere near what passes for "white" in my book, but a too lean condition will case popping on deceleration...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17,165
Views: 10,946,380
Posted By Big Bamboo
Oh my...! :clap

Oh my...! :clap
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,797
Posted By Big Bamboo
:uhoh The notch in your carb slide is in the...

:uhoh The notch in your carb slide is in the wrong place, too. It should be centered. Make sure the tab on the diaphragm is in the notch in the carb body. If that doesn't fix it, the diaphragm was...
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,797
Posted By Big Bamboo
Actually, that small T is part of the emissions...

Actually, that small T is part of the emissions control. Pull it and anything attached to it inside the airbox and plug the hole with a bolt or silicone. The notch in the end of the breather hose...
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,797
Posted By Big Bamboo
You need that hose, IF you have the other stuff...

You need that hose, IF you have the other stuff it connects to in the airbox that Souljer mentions (plastic T piece and two hoses that end up in the rubber intake tubes) If you don't have that stuff,...
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,797
Posted By Big Bamboo
No, you want to keep the breather plumbing. Pull...

No, you want to keep the breather plumbing. Pull off the air cleaner and the starter cover and you will see what the two tubes from your heads are connected to. If everything is original, there will...
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By Big Bamboo
Are you sure he didn't get the transmission gears...

Are you sure he didn't get the transmission gears changed? There is a low first and a high fifth available...
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By Big Bamboo
They look like two totally different...

They look like two totally different animals:http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMid/B0000753.png?v=04282014http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMid/B0000758.png?v=04282014 It...
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,521
Posted By Big Bamboo
Do you have a strobe timing light? If so, check...

Do you have a strobe timing light? If so, check that the advance unit is working and not sticking. You should see the S mark centered in the timing hole at idle and the F mark at full advance. If...
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Big Bamboo
Option 3

...or, if the top end rebuild is inconvenient, run a tube from your breather to the back of the rear fender. A leak down or compression test might tell you more.
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Big Bamboo
How old are your rings? Excessive blowby can...

How old are your rings? Excessive blowby can cause the breather to dump oil in the carb.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-27-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 29,048
Posted By Big Bamboo
http://m2.i.pbase.com/g9/51/962751/2/159929552.4oq...

http://m2.i.pbase.com/g9/51/962751/2/159929552.4oqPXkDp.jpg
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