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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:58 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 29,564
Posted By Pokie
Elmontenaro, did you ever find your electrical...

Elmontenaro, did you ever find your electrical problem? I was remembering a problem that the bikes came with back in the early '70s that you might want to check. From the factory, BMW used to run the...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By Pokie
This is what I do with bags and such,.... ...

This is what I do with bags and such,....

Gel coat is usually put into a mold first to give a good, smooth finish to whatever you are molding, often the Gel coat is colored say black or white,...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7,457
Views: 1,495,108
Posted By Pokie
That's a nice start Lucky. I just hope you made...

That's a nice start Lucky. I just hope you made sure everything was straight and fit well before painting. Looks like it's going to be a nice bike when finished.
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 566
Posted By Pokie
JB Weld isn't a good possibility, the pin needs...

JB Weld isn't a good possibility, the pin needs to be welded. MIG welding is a good way to do it as it uses less heat transfer to attach the pin, less paint damage (especially if you cool the area of...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,190
Posted By Pokie
That piston may be out but it's never free!

That piston may be out but it's never free!
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By Pokie
Even when the latches were good I still strapped...

Even when the latches were good I still strapped mine. I ran the strap over the seat hand rail to give the bags a bit of lift as well as keeping them closed, this way the plastic tabs never wore or...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,190
Posted By Pokie
Nice to see your intention is to bring it back to...

Nice to see your intention is to bring it back to life. It looks as though someone loved it a very long time ago.
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Pokie
Those "feet" are often broken off by someone...

Those "feet" are often broken off by someone trying to change the oil filter using a box-end wrench or other "flat" wrench. Using a socket and short extension keeps the cover complete and in good...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 29,564
Posted By Pokie
Polaris was only found on 1970 and 1971 BMWs,...

Polaris was only found on 1970 and 1971 BMWs, Polaris had blue stripes. In 1972 the silver was Metallic Silver with black stripes but in 1972 the small tanks weren't striped, only the fenders and the...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7,457
Views: 1,495,108
Posted By Pokie
Yup, definitely a modified /2 frame. The upper...

Yup, definitely a modified /2 frame. The upper motor mount, the old tank mount, the seat mount, the curved down tube at the swing arm, the tube transition behind the motor,...... yup, /2. Same with...
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By Pokie
Most pistons have a center divot put in during...

Most pistons have a center divot put in during manufacture that sometimes gets ground away when the crowns get re-formed or finished to spec. The reason that divot is there is to center the piston on...
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7,457
Views: 1,495,108
Posted By Pokie
Wow, that modified R69US sure is pretty. I've got...

Wow, that modified R69US sure is pretty. I've got a transmission case someone did that to, I ended up with it because they went a little too far and ground into the bell housing. If I ever get enough...
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,663
Posted By Pokie
Second over at 30K miles, that's truly a shame....

Second over at 30K miles, that's truly a shame. At 30 K miles it should still be on standard size. Maybe I misunderstood, are you saying there is 30K on these second over pistons and the bike...
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By Pokie
If the studs are longer on the exhaust side and...

If the studs are longer on the exhaust side and you're having cylinder base leaks,....... how long have you owned the bike? Sounds to me like maybe the bike was in an accident that damaged the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-14-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,055
Posted By Pokie
From what I've read, the bike was being stored...

From what I've read, the bike was being stored (in Japan) in the box that was removed from a delivery truck when the tsunami hit. The box was washed out to sea and bobbed about until it came ashore...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,342
Posted By Pokie
I like the idea of a single using /5 or /6 parts....

I like the idea of a single using /5 or /6 parts. I'll be interested in seeing the outcome.
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,312
Posted By Pokie
The kick start lever looks like it's leaning out...

The kick start lever looks like it's leaning out too far, is it turning on the shaft?
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By Pokie
Run it through the dish washer, it puts a light...

Run it through the dish washer, it puts a light coat of oxidation on it and turns it a rather attractive gray. I've done it with a number of my engine parts. Just a warning, the wife doesn't care for...
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By Pokie
I did some messing around and this is what I came...

I did some messing around and this is what I came up with. My sub frame tabs had been ground off by the previous owner, so I had to make them to fit without the tabs.

...
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7,457
Views: 1,495,108
Posted By Pokie
Is that a 7" headlight you have in your rim? The...

Is that a 7" headlight you have in your rim? The insert doesn't extend through the rim.
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By Pokie
This is why it's important to remove the seal...

This is why it's important to remove the seal lock ring when doing a thread repair on the filler or drain plugs of the drive shaft.

The difficulty in replacing the lock ring is #1- making or...
Forum: Airheads 01-03-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By Pokie
One of my bikes is in that state right now. It's...

One of my bikes is in that state right now. It's getting a new main shaft as well as a new disc, no question.
Forum: Airheads 12-31-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By Pokie
12 degrees below zero and snow here, I don't...

12 degrees below zero and snow here, I don't think I'm going for a ride.
Forum: Airheads 12-31-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Pokie
I would not consider this a "must do" and I would...

I would not consider this a "must do" and I would also say if it's not giving trouble, leave it alone. I would only do this mod if the tranny was apart and the shaft was loose.

These pins come...
Forum: Airheads 12-31-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Pokie
It's a fairly common repair, at least for me. I...

It's a fairly common repair, at least for me. I have also done this repair on /2 transmissions when the idler shaft comes loose.

I did my first one in 1971 to a tourist's bike. The fellow was...
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By Pokie
If you're going to try to replace the cam...

If you're going to try to replace the cam sprocket while the cam is in place, make sure you DON'T press on the end of the cam or quill, damage will result. Use something like an old wrist pin to slip...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-30-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10,615
Views: 3,533,510
Posted By Pokie
Your Ape is very similar to the Cushmans we have...

Your Ape is very similar to the Cushmans we have here. I drove one for a while, it was a lot of fun. Cruise back and forth to work at 40 MPH. Mine didn't have any doors but it did have a cab and...
Forum: Airheads 12-27-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Pokie
If you have the stock headlight reflector, the...

If you have the stock headlight reflector, the press and turn bulb retainer, holds the wire terminals for the park light bulb. One goes to ground (brown) and the other goes to the strip of copper...
Forum: Airheads 12-27-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 29,564
Posted By Pokie
Usually the fuse for the headlight gets blow...

Usually the fuse for the headlight gets blow because the brown and gray wires (gray with black stripe) get reversed on the park light bulb holder. Ground is brown (attached to the base of the bulb...
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 29,564
Posted By Pokie
The fuses are easy, just go to a VW shop.

The fuses are easy, just go to a VW shop.
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By Pokie
There is a mark on the cam sprocket, you really...

There is a mark on the cam sprocket, you really have to look for it. The mark just looks like simple scratch marks.

http://i1329.photobucket.com/albums/w542/porker54/Timing_zps06c4c376.jpg
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Pokie
Did you take the clutch out, did you take the...

Did you take the clutch out, did you take the clutch apart?

Put all the clutch throw out parts in and put the clutch arm on (three items, inner race, throw out bearing and the outer race). The...
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By Pokie
Fitting the flywheel to the right spot is real...

Fitting the flywheel to the right spot is real easy. Just turn the crank so the throw is at it's highest point (TDC) and choose the holes closest when the OT is showing in the window. The holes in...
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,876
Posted By Pokie
I had that same problem,....... it turned out to...

I had that same problem,....... it turned out to be a short in the tail light.
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,392
Posted By Pokie
If you're just trying to pull of the pinion gear,...

If you're just trying to pull of the pinion gear, it should give little resistance once the nut and tab washer is removed. If it has sealant on it (on the splines) it may require a prying device or...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-24-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8,182
Views: 7,793,871
Posted By Pokie
Gave it to her a few years early, eh?

Gave it to her a few years early, eh?
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,782
Posted By Pokie
If you do get the R69S, you will become one of...

If you do get the R69S, you will become one of the elite. Lots of folks talk a big spiel but not many actually do it. It doesn't matter what model it is (or make for that matter) you buy it, then...
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By Pokie
The only reason to change the pump cover is if...

The only reason to change the pump cover is if it's damaged. If your bike was one of the early ones (/5 1970/ 71) there would be another reason to change the pump cover. A lot of bikes were built...
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7,457
Views: 1,495,108
Posted By Pokie
Rick, you've got a pretty one there, take care of...

Rick, you've got a pretty one there, take care of it and it will take care of you.
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,208
Posted By Pokie
Like Stagehand says, you shouldn't need it...

Like Stagehand says, you shouldn't need it anyway. Just leave the silly thing off and plug the hole in your cap nut with a rubber plug. I haven't had a bike with a functioning steering damper for...
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