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Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 111,544
Posted By bmwhacker
"Dome Valley" in South. AZ. Vast produce...

"Dome Valley" in South. AZ.
Vast produce growing area.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5AAxf3kNP6k/VI-NYT3Ql5I/AAAAAAAAPy8/WeK9ZAFLsnM/w973-h709-no/Test%2BRide%2B007.JPG

Recently installed...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-16-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By bmwhacker
Napa sells a similar nylon "double cone" tool...

Napa sells a similar nylon "double cone" tool which has a grease gun fitting. Used to be $10.00 or so.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-15-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,531
Posted By bmwhacker
Single carb road test

Got the bike out on the road for 150 miles today.
Cold starting the bike (@ 50* or so) took a few minutes of warm up time. Took about 3 tries to get the bike running, then had to lock throttle at...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 775
Posted By bmwhacker
:lurk I'd like to find the 8" wire mesh...

:lurk

I'd like to find the 8" wire mesh version too.
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 25,277
Posted By bmwhacker
Added some old period "bar backs" to my /5....

Added some old period "bar backs" to my /5. Really improved the riding position for me with the Euro bars. Down side is that it crowds the steering friction damper knob so I can't turn it.... but I...
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 25,277
Posted By bmwhacker
"BUMP":clap

"BUMP":clap
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,193
Posted By bmwhacker
Good start. Doesn't look that bad. That looks...

Good start. Doesn't look that bad.
That looks beautiful compared to some of my "ugly duckling frankenbeemer monstrosities":lol3
Forum: Hacks 12-12-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By bmwhacker
Ya, I get that....plenty of riding north of the...

Ya, I get that....plenty of riding north of the border. We've had negative experiences south of the border.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,531
Posted By bmwhacker
Finished up some small details today to get the...

Finished up some small details today to get the bike on the road again.
Completed the air filter installation and plumbed in the crankcase breather to the air filter.
Rode about 30 miles, 20 of...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,531
Posted By bmwhacker
I completed the carb & manifold installation...

I completed the carb & manifold installation today and got the throttle control rigged up. Had to get a little creative but it was simple once I decided where to access the linkage / route the cable....
Forum: Hacks 12-09-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By bmwhacker
Brass Monkey Rally - 2015

Any word on the 2015 Brass Monkey Rally location this year?
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,531
Posted By bmwhacker
"CaptainMidnight" deleted all his posts and...

"CaptainMidnight" deleted all his posts and "bailed"....what's up with that?
Maybe I shouldn't have thanked him for his input / help?
Very strange.....
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,102
Posted By bmwhacker
Pardon my stupidity but what is an "ETK"? :huh ...

Pardon my stupidity but what is an "ETK"?
:huh

My closest "dealer" is 400 miles away.
My luck buying parts from BMW "dealers" has been poor.
I usually buy needed items from "Hucky" as he knows...
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,102
Posted By bmwhacker
If the Nylon bushing in the clutch lever is...

If the Nylon bushing in the clutch lever is slightly oblong / worn, the tiny difference in alignment will cause premature failure of the cable right at the lever. I had 2 failures in a short period...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,531
Posted By bmwhacker
I read many of the other Forums / Threads...

I read many of the other Forums / Threads concerning the conversions. Funny how some folks try to turn an informational offering into some sort of ego based pissing match. Too bad for them. Your...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,531
Posted By bmwhacker
Finally recieved the 2 barrel manifold for the...

Finally recieved the 2 barrel manifold for the carb. The carb was delayed for a couple of weeks as the vendor was on vacation.
Forgot that the carb didn't fit the manifold (I'd read that before) so...
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,305
Posted By bmwhacker
More back roads than you can cover in a lifetime....

More back roads than you can cover in a lifetime. Check out the "Dryhead Overlook" / "Crooked Creek Canyon Road". Awesome area and seldom traveled. Takes you up to the top of the Pryor Mountains then...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,065
Posted By bmwhacker
"Practice makes perfect" as they say.:clap ...

"Practice makes perfect" as they say.:clap
Coincidently, I once had three different sets of carb tubes, one set new, which I was going to install. The new set just wouldn't fit right. I laid them...
Forum: Hacks 12-01-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,968
Posted By bmwhacker
Sidecars are great "pack mules":eek1 ...

Sidecars are great "pack mules":eek1

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-EIilrz1Yllg/Skgy7yjougI/AAAAAAAAPXI/w1GNKVrNcXc/w945-h709-no/P6270031.JPG

Also can become "towing rigs" if you're brave...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By bmwhacker
I think there might be a seat clearance...

I think there might be a seat clearance difference between the /6 and /7 tanks...others more "in the know" will hopefully chime in.
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By bmwhacker
Might be kind of like the the little Dutch Boy...

Might be kind of like the the little Dutch Boy trying to plug the dike...one must ask himself how many more weak spots exist in the tank that have not yet surfaced....probably time to go "tank...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By bmwhacker
Nice old bike! :clap You'll have fun...

Nice old bike! :clap
You'll have fun reconditioning it and more fun riding it.
Many don't like the full fairings as they are heavy and detract from the aesthetics of the raw machine, but comfort...
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,624
Posted By bmwhacker
Great! I worked with a fabricator years back to...

Great! I worked with a fabricator years back to build a similar solo seat.
The "mouse trap" spring was one of the difficult issues to produce.
Never did get things off the ground with the...
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,624
Posted By bmwhacker
Yes, they were "Henry's" passenger boards. Sadly...

Yes, they were "Henry's" passenger boards. Sadly I sold that particular bike a few years ago.:cry
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,624
Posted By bmwhacker
Width @ approx. 17" at the widest point....length...

Width @ approx. 17" at the widest point....length @ 14.5".

I have three of them and they are all the same. They also made a rear passenger seat which is a little shorter as the front "knob" is...
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,708
Posted By bmwhacker
1983 R100RT Frame

Acquired a pickup load of parts last Winter in trade for an old BMW...
Thought I would eventually build another bike but "build" finances aren't looking too positive.
Therefore I have a 1983...
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,624
Posted By bmwhacker
Photos of a freshly refurbished "QSL 1000 Mile...

Photos of a freshly refurbished "QSL 1000 Mile Solo Seat":

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/W_RmHs81Ut77ZgHW6R8mStasVzFukx0fTFDwuqDh2Es=w945-h709
...
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,578
Posted By bmwhacker
Ya...I haven't seen too many Airheads with the...

Ya...I haven't seen too many Airheads with the carbs in front / exhaust coming out the back.:lol3
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,079
Posted By bmwhacker
My (previously owned) 1973.5 LWB R75/5 had a...

My (previously owned) 1973.5 LWB R75/5 had a non-pin striped Toaster Tank from the dealer. I bought it from the original owner and tank had never been repainted. Gosh...what was I thinking when I...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,531
Posted By bmwhacker
So....how did you "tap" the manifold(s)?...I'm...

So....how did you "tap" the manifold(s)?...I'm not clear on how you pulled coolant into the plenum coolant chamber...with no circulation?

Could one use a "tee" to pull collant from the temp....
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,531
Posted By bmwhacker
Where can one "tap" into the cooling system to...

Where can one "tap" into the cooling system to circulate coolant through the manifold chamber?
The only option I see is the steel (or alloy?) coolant tube running on top of the engine, which...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,531
Posted By bmwhacker
Not sure on the runners yet. Like the idea of...

Not sure on the runners yet. Like the idea of using the OEM inlet elbows, but will need to be creative to connect to the plenum. I don't have a decent Dremel Tool / torch to cut or braze...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,674
Posted By bmwhacker
"Fur / roadkill" can be a nice, viable option...

"Fur / roadkill" can be a nice, viable option too::lol3

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-LNo8jA9pmy0/R-scuYoq5bI/AAAAAAAAPYo/-hNH9TSTVTg/w945-h709-no/DSC00871.JPG
...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,368
Posted By bmwhacker
I was "watching" your bike on EBay. I'm...

I was "watching" your bike on EBay.
I'm somewhat surprised that the bids didn't go high.
Nice looking, well sorted bike. Guess some potential buyers don't know what they're looking at.
I sold a...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,907
Posted By bmwhacker
Nice looking bike. You got a fair deal for that...

Nice looking bike. You got a fair deal for that price.
Hopefully the PO kept up on proper maintenance.
Always be sure to shut off the fuel petcocks when you shut the bike down.
I turn mine off...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-21-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,531
Posted By bmwhacker
Ordered a Type 4 manifold / Weber DFTA32 carb...

Ordered a Type 4 manifold / Weber DFTA32 carb today. Let the fun begin.:freaky
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By bmwhacker
I like the cheapo Emgo's....for $61.00? you can't...

I like the cheapo Emgo's....for $61.00? you can't go wrong and it comes off in seconds.
As these types of fairings are designed....they "slipstream" the bugs right into your face.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-20-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,531
Posted By bmwhacker
Great info!....thanks....I'm following up on...

Great info!....thanks....I'm following up on these tips. Pretty sure I'll go with your recommendations as you've "been there, done that"....
Forum: Old's Cool 11-19-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,722
Posted By bmwhacker
I read the same info somewhere....my recently...

I read the same info somewhere....my recently purchased 1971 R75/5 has the early Bing Series "3" / "4" carbs which are termed to be "problimatic". Rather than change out immedieately to the later "9"...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-19-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,531
Posted By bmwhacker
If a Weber 32/36 carb is utilized (for the GL...

If a Weber 32/36 carb is utilized (for the GL 1000), what are your jetting recommendations?
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTA2N1gxNjAw/z/N7wAAMXQrhdTUXQm/$_26.JPG?set_id=880000500F

The VW Solex type...
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