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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 635,170
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I think you need to get the schematics of the...

I think you need to get the schematics of the Tweco 90906 and the Miller spool gun to match up the Miller with the ThermalArc 251. It looks like more than four connectors from the TA 251 are...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I've got the 27 with the multi-disc and billy and...

I've got the 27 with the multi-disc and billy and the plastic fuel bottle. The set is stored inside the billy which is in their orange storage sack. Mine is the stainless steel over aluminum w/out...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By Stan_R80/7
All that's needed are a few more attachments for...

All that's needed are a few more attachments for the mini-lathe:

a tool post grinder: https://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=2001&category=
...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By Stan_R80/7
The rear shocks on my 1978 were leaking, so I...

The rear shocks on my 1978 were leaking, so I replaced them. I wanted to buy some Ikons for $400, but after having a couple of false starts decided on some Progressives. The total cost (not...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I've had a deep freeze in the garage since the...

I've had a deep freeze in the garage since the late 1990's. It's never failed to keep food frozen unless the power was lost. Cold weather does not impair the ability of the freezer to keep food...
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,586
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I just looked at the clutch pushrod seal in my...

I just looked at the clutch pushrod seal in my kit. It not only is plastic, but has no metal spring around the seal. While that seal may work fine, I think I'll order another seal. I have no...
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,586
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I got my seal sets from Motobins, so the one I...

I got my seal sets from Motobins, so the one I have is probably plastic. Here is a pic of the seal in the input shaft when the cover was removed of my 1984 gearbox. The spring side is towards the...
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I would try the traditional technique of heating...

I would try the traditional technique of heating them gently with a heat gun or hair dryer then attempt to remove them. Fortunately, they are not extremely expensive if cutting them off is required....
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,469
Posted By Stan_R80/7
BMW recommends heating the (aluminum) hub to ~...

BMW recommends heating the (aluminum) hub to ~ 100 deg C (212 deg F) before removing the bearing components to prevent damaging the hub. In the case of older airheads it is the bearing race which is...
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,358
Posted By Stan_R80/7
The starter relay terminals sound like the prime...

The starter relay terminals sound like the prime suspect to me (i.e. terminal 30 as mentioned). Inspection requires removing the fuel tank. Some contact cleaner sprayed inside the terminal block...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,348
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Aerostich CTB's heavy leather: Snowseal ...

Aerostich CTB's heavy leather: Snowseal

Apply, heat (sun, hair drier, etc.), wipe off excess. Repeat every 6-12 months as needed.
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 859
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Another consideration is to reduce the spark plug...

Another consideration is to reduce the spark plug gap to 0.024"-0.025". That is a cold starting tip from an older Clymers manual. It does help. Good luck!
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Is this on a motorcycle? Because, if it's on a...

Is this on a motorcycle? Because, if it's on a car then a replacement front caliper is not that expensive - so replace the caliper. If'n it's a WW2 French brake caliper and rare, then Helicoil (or...
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,947
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I found the settings and setup recommended by...

I found the settings and setup recommended by welding tips and tricks to work for me for welding aluminum - I only use Argon gas though: http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/tig-welding-aluminum.html...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By Stan_R80/7
When was the last time the valves were adjusted? ...

When was the last time the valves were adjusted? That's where I would start the troubleshooting. After adjusting the valves, examine the timing and points gap then change the plugs. After all that,...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 900
Posted By Stan_R80/7
What I think is happening and how to stop that-

When the engine is fully warmed up and then stopped, there is a 'soak in' temperature where the engine gets hotter than during normal operation. During startup there is not much airflow which allows...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,438
Posted By Stan_R80/7
IMO, the key is packaging the transistor and...

IMO, the key is packaging the transistor and resistor so they can be:

a.) mounted on the bike
b.) withstand vibration and heat
c.) be waterproof (reasonably)

There are several ways to...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,586
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I would make the cam shift plates out of...

I would make the cam shift plates out of something like 4140 because those plates are what position the shift forks. But, whoever owns the gearbox can do or install anything they wish. BMW used...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,586
Posted By Stan_R80/7
The reason I bought my 1984 gearbox, when owning...

The reason I bought my 1984 gearbox, when owning an 1978 model, was because of the shifter. It wasn't until I disassembled the '84 gearbox that I found all the gears are nearly new - which of course...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,438
Posted By Stan_R80/7
That Wells R100 module linked from ebay looks...

That Wells R100 module linked from ebay looks like the right one to me. You do realize that a circuit must be constructed, right? It's not like you add the module and go. Here is the link again to...
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,830
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Thanks for sharing your videos! I especially...

Thanks for sharing your videos!

I especially appreciate the description of oil flow through the output shaft. I was wondering about that. I've got a used 1984 gearbox disassembled with pristine...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I installed a set of the mTech optical scales on...

I installed a set of the mTech optical scales on my Grizzly G0463 (Sieg X3) small mill: http://www.thedrostore.com/promo-3axisdro.htm

They weren't the cheapest option, but I have not regretted the...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 635,170
Posted By Stan_R80/7
The last time I checked, they don't sell welders...

The last time I checked, they don't sell welders such as the TA186 on Amazon. For the current price of the Everlast 200DX, I would buy the TA186 - primarily because of the support provided by Victor....
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4,615
Views: 635,170
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Back in 2013, I bought one of the Everlast 200DX...

Back in 2013, I bought one of the Everlast 200DX Tig/Stick welders for about $800.00. The price has gone up since then. Here is an Amazon reviewers complaints about the welder:...
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,596
Posted By Stan_R80/7
As a FYI, since I have been looking into the...

As a FYI, since I have been looking into the Siebenrock kits for a few years for my 1978 R80, the cylinders from 1981 through 1994 are different from those up to 1980. This information is based on...
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Valvoline 20W-50 motorcycle oil is available at...

Valvoline 20W-50 motorcycle oil is available at my local Wal-Mart and is a conventional (non-synthetic) motor oil.

Castrol 4T 20W-50 motorcycle oil is available at my local auto parts store...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,586
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I am interested in the oil ports on that output...

I am interested in the oil ports on that output shaft. Is there a diagram or schematic showing how the oil is intended to move? I see the large port on the shaft along with the groove for oil and...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,201
Posted By Stan_R80/7
At a glance, I would agree with Henry that the...

At a glance, I would agree with Henry that the power through the SCR's (or MOSFET's) is the current through the stator with what ever voltage drop across them. But, because this is a generator and...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By Stan_R80/7
As an unofficial shill for Cycleworks, here is...

As an unofficial shill for Cycleworks, here is their /5 and /6 style crankcase breather poppet valve puller: http://www.cycleworks.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=29_33_51&products_id=386...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 168,381
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I've found WD-40 to be a great grunge cleaner for...

I've found WD-40 to be a great grunge cleaner for any grimy parts of an engine, chain, or frame. It's not a lubricant, but it seems compatibility with o-rings is more important than lubrication. ...
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Tom Cutter can do that sort of work:...

Tom Cutter can do that sort of work: http://www.rubberchickenracinggarage.com/engines.html


A phone call (or email) is required to determine the time frame and cost for such work. A used engine...
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,201
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I found this article accurate on motorcycle...

I found this article accurate on motorcycle charging systems (in general) which describes both the permanent magnet and field controlled alternator charging (i.e. BMW airhead) systems:...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I've decarboned heads by soaking the carbon build...

I've decarboned heads by soaking the carbon build up area in Mavel Mystery oil and using a wooden tool (e.g. a kitchen spoon) to scrape the carbon away. There are many ways to skin a cat, but that...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,586
Posted By Stan_R80/7
FWIW, here is a photo of the 1st gear from my...

FWIW, here is a photo of the 1st gear from my 1984 gearbox. All these spur gears are the same based on the microfiche. Shown are the gear with the dogs recess side up and the inner washer, bronze...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 682
Posted By Stan_R80/7
On my 1978 and 1984 gearboxes, the output cover...

On my 1978 and 1984 gearboxes, the output cover seal has the lip seal spring towards the output flange. In other words the output flange forms part of the cover oil seal for the gear box. If the...
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,077
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Here's a pic of soda blasting: ...

Here's a pic of soda blasting:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_QMRLyAEclGA/TKTCzBFC7HI/AAAAAAAAIW8/AkGX5Swd86o/s800/2010-09-29%2018.09.13.jpg
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,801
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Is that the infamous output shaft 6403 bearing? ...

Is that the infamous output shaft 6403 bearing? There is an entire thread on that bearing: http://advrider.com/forums//showthread.php?p=25455099

I bought one of those shown from BMW. It was a...
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 776
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I've used many pounds of Bondo body filler, and...

I've used many pounds of Bondo body filler, and found it to be a marvelous material. But, it's not fiberglass. I've never been tempted to use Bondo brand fiberglass products. Sounds like the...
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,801
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I found using a sturdy gear puller with (an...

I found using a sturdy gear puller with (an electric) impact wrench allowed removing the gears fairly easily. A piece of brass pipe was used to drive the gear and bearing race back. Heat may aid...
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,454
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I think those are oil stones. I grew up using...

I think those are oil stones. I grew up using ATF for oil sharpening stones. I expect mineral oil would work fine. Some stones are for use with water. I've got some Norton water stones which are...
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