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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 03:22 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 32,752
Posted By kwb210
I think the report was full of good info, gave me...

I think the report was full of good info, gave me a feeling of what needs to be done to keep club moving forward. He did a bunch of research and presented it in a readable fashion. To say he can't...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By kwb210
Transmission is getting replaced with a spare...

Transmission is getting replaced with a spare unit, it shifted weird sometimes, like 3rd gear direct to 1st gear.
Final drive splines were shot, simply nothing left to grip, the splines were worn...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By kwb210
R60/5: from Bitch to Queen

A quick back story.
Traded a RT that I did not like for a friends 1971 R60/5, very well ridden but regular oil changes. Not a pretty bike, ridden, a lot, always put away wet. Cosmetically she is...
Forum: Airheads 01-03-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 17,420
Posted By kwb210
Copy Cat

I am doing my'71 R60/5 too, although not near as in depth as your project. I just finished the Lemon Pine Sol treatment of my carbs in my ultra sonic cleaner, they look great!
One of my ticklers,...
Forum: Airheads 12-28-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By kwb210
Sent it off...

Great advice so far, it takes time and patience. It may not work.
Mine would simply not come out. I sent if off to Bing. Considering they made the repair perfect...I guess the price was right. ...
Forum: Airheads 12-27-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By kwb210
Hone the cylinders

I have had a number of cylinders honed. A proper job restores cross hatching and of course makes the jug round!!! New rings, proper gapping, super critical, I always have the fellow that hones the...
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By kwb210
Your post begs questions...

Your post left me wondering...
Why are you boring to an oversize?
What's going on? Miles, conditions, future uses, etc.
Why are you upgrading charging system? What do you plan on adding...
Forum: Airheads 12-25-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By kwb210
Keyed ignition switch

I have a 1971 R60/5 with similar problems, good battery, 'nail' ignition switch is funky. I am installing a Rocky Point Cycles BMW Ignition Switch Upgrade...fancy way of saying new switch operated...
Forum: Airheads 12-25-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,978
Posted By kwb210
Finishing one and starting another

Great thread idea!
I am finishing up a 1976 R90/6 I bought with various stupid prior mechanic problems, who would imagined the use of BlueLocite on the threads of the cap that goes on the bottom of...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 17,420
Posted By kwb210
Wondering how far to go

I am enjoying this thread, thanks for putting in the time!
I "ended up" with a 1971 R60. My usual ride is a 1977R100/7, a bike I have enjoyed for years, and a bike that I went overboard with...
Forum: Airheads 11-03-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2,228
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 233,775
Posted By kwb210
White Vinegar

I picked up a 1960 R50 that had been parked in a garage in 1984 with half a tank of fuel. I filled the tank with white vinegar and let sit for 4 or 5 days. Drained out the junk and repeated with...
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,476
Posted By kwb210
Forks

You mentioned changing out fork oil...what was the condition of the "bottom bumpers"? If more than a few years old they can be mush. Or fractured into a million particles. If they are just mush I...
Forum: Airheads 09-20-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,007
Posted By kwb210
Go back one step

I would put the old oil filter back in and see what happens. No cost, easy.
You say after 7-8 miles after the oil change the light comes on...go back to where you were.
Kurt
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2,228
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 233,775
Posted By kwb210
1960 R50 new to me this summer

I have /5's, /6's and my regular rider/tourer a 1977 R100/7. I enjoy these bikes. I went with a friend to look at this 1960 R50 that belonged to an older women, for reference I am now eligible for...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,748
Posted By kwb210
Decided to use POR-15

I decided to use POR-15. The Red-Kote is a thicker coating and sounds ideal for a tank with pin hole size leaks from rust, I have zero rust, just had a thick coating of crud which in turn protected...
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,748
Posted By kwb210
Old Gas. White Vinegar.

Just picked up a slash ... , well, doesn't matter. Bike has 21,000 miles and was parked in 1985. Fuel tank was nearly full and for some reason the carbs were drained, 50% lucky.
I poured out the...
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By kwb210
/5's are fun

Great project! I have a couple of fives. One restored to perfect and it resides in my friends living room! Great conversation piece. The others I ride, last summer I rode my 1973 R75/5 and my son...
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,112
Posted By kwb210
Tech Day Project

It is not noted in your signature where you live (good idea to at least add the State). There may be a Airhead Beemer Club Tech Day in your area. Just show up with the removed fork slider!
Let us...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,754
Posted By kwb210
Loaded or solo or ?

How are you running? I have a 1977 R100, loaded and running the Avon's I use 38 rear and 32-34 front. I see pretty good mileage at those numbers. A few yrs back when I changed to Avon's I followed...
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,265
Posted By kwb210
Idle smooth? Just off idle...

Did I read correctly that idle is smooth? No shaking. Then when you crack throttle it gets rough? Assuming carb parts are new or at least newer and carb is clean. Usually that is the cable...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,879
Posted By kwb210
Duh...

I did not even mention the bike info...
1977 R100/7 and I have the Omega 450w charging system. Regarding which EME purchased I purchased the optical one for the stock Bosch 3 phase alternator....
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,879
Posted By kwb210
Dyna Electronic as backup?

I have been running Dyna ignition for a few yrs. the only time I had a failure was in very heavy rain, driving for about 5 hrs at highway speeds in a downpour. Water entered the cooling vents and...
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,319
Posted By kwb210
Slash 5's don't have vents

Slash 5's do not have any vents in the front cover. While the electrics need some cooling when temps get high, blocking them off for a couple of hours in temps of under 65 degrees can't have any...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,319
Posted By kwb210
Since I am 1,500 miles from home the duct tape...

Since I am 1,500 miles from home the duct tape has an appeal. I agree the temps should not effect any cooling issues. I will stop by a hardware store and see if they have additional ideas on tape...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,740
Posted By kwb210
Cam nose

Have you checked to see if the cam nose, the end of the cam, is bent? I had an R100 that would use up points and noticed the end of the cam was ever so slightly bent. I installed electronic...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,319
Posted By kwb210
On the road, in the rain: duct tape ft cover vents?

I am on my 1977 R100/7 and have been hitting very heavy rain, enough that so that it got into the points compartment and the bike quit. Did I mention it was raining, like that Noah guy and the...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,768
Posted By kwb210
PineSol

PineSol diluted about 50/50 with water has been what I have used so far. Lemon scent of course! I also agree on a heated solution, preheat prior to the 480 second cycle.
Guess i will continue on...
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,768
Posted By kwb210
Witch Doctor brews: UltraSonic cleaner for carbs

Just got an ultra sonic cleaner to do carbs. What is a common solution to use? I will be cleaning BMW Bings and would find as an extra benefit if the bodies came out shiny. I am attracted to shiny...
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,705
Posted By kwb210
bottom bumper

its what happens to the bottom bumper. They cost about $9.50 each at www.bmwhuckys/com (http://www.bmwhuckys/com) look under Fork - Shock - Parts and it is a big white piece of plastic part number...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,599
Posted By kwb210
Where are you going to find the correct wiring colors?

Where will you source the various wiring colors? I have not found a source for the various stripped wiring. The two harnesses are $54and $71 from Huckys (www.bmwhucky.com ). Kind of makes me think...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,177
Posted By kwb210
The MOA Rally is coming to town. I'm not a big...

The MOA Rally is coming to town.
I'm not a big MOA Rally guy but in my backyard?....hell ya!:clap



Let us know the corrdinates for your backyard...:rofl
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,464
Posted By kwb210
Motorrad Elektrik Alpha Ignition System vs.Dyna III Electronic

I have the Dyna III electronic setup on my 1977 R100. Works fine. Bike starts in a split second, it feels great. I have had one failure of the "black box", it left me stranded many many miles from...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,729
Posted By kwb210
Oil pan inspection

Great advice on doing just a little and then riding her to further your plan. I would for sure drop the oil pan, you are changing oil so why not be sure there is no sludge or worst, to draw up into...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,213
Posted By kwb210
$4,000 is a terrific offer!

I am currently assembling a 1974 R90/6. I have what sounds like these folks have, powdercoated frame, blah blah, parts, parts, reciepts etc. If someone offered me $5,000 when "finished" and all the...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By kwb210
complete cam

Look on flea bay. I just purchased a complete cam, sprockets etc and even a cam nose that was not broken off! I think I paid about $50 or so. With the complete unit I did not have to mess with...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,104
Posted By kwb210
A certain Seattle airhead "mechanic"

OMG! He strikes again. I am working on one of his students...apparently he felt the oil pans have such a high stress position in the overall picture that massive amounts of blue loctite were needed!...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,104
Posted By kwb210
Airhead community is coming back

I think the airhead community is starting to gain speed. I am in Bellingham, and I am sure there are some Skagit and Snohomish heads around, just sleeping! Next up needs to be a tech day. I am...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,077
Posted By kwb210
Discovered the 5 last summer

I usually ride a newer bike, 1977 R100, but last summer my son was visiting and we decided to ride a couple of my 5's to the Salem Rally. He rode a 1971 R75 and I rode a 1973 R75. We did about...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,104
Posted By kwb210
Those "fives" can grow on you...

Un believable to find ANY slash 5 in the Pacific Northwest for that price...and it's looks complete! Great work. I love wrenching and riding my 5's . Keep me posted on what you have in mind, I...
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 12,404
Posted By kwb210
Bellingham is getting going too

Way up here where Costco is a Canadian store...we have a few guys that meet about airheads. All motorcycle talk is important! And Airhead Wrangler, we need to meet so I can thank you in person for...
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