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Forum: Airheads 05-19-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By Beemerguru
I've restored and built cafe bikes from worse...

I've restored and built cafe bikes from worse :eek1:eek1 Finishing 3/5 builds right now..including another '54 Rensport replica that started out with something like yours

You have a good frame,...
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By Beemerguru
Check bushings first but also realize that the...

Check bushings first but also realize that the G/S centerstand is designed to pop the front wheel about 4 inches off the ground..neat trick is to take both wheels off with the bags off and the bike...
Forum: Airheads 05-11-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By Beemerguru
And the slots on the carriers are pointed out on...

And the slots on the carriers are pointed out on both sides. Dimple on top and away from the block.
Forum: Airheads 05-10-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By Beemerguru
That clutch carrier is hardened steel so someone...

That clutch carrier is hardened steel so someone had to put a LOT of torque on those 6 bolts to strip the threads...I wonder if they read the torque specs wrong and thought they were torquing the...
Forum: Airheads 05-10-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,687
Posted By Beemerguru
Pick a color...white, black, green, red, blue,...

Pick a color...white, black, green, red, blue, yellow, silver..done one in each..they all look great with the right body work contrast color.

Are you going to reinforce the frame or not going that...
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By Beemerguru
+1 on front mounting bolt out and jack up the...

+1 on front mounting bolt out and jack up the engine,,change the oil filter while you're there.

Valves look too deep in the seat.

Do it right...rebuild heads, clean up pistons, check Nikasil...
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Beemerguru
Also check each one of the Dyna wires..especially...

Also check each one of the Dyna wires..especially the one that goes to ground.

OR take the Dyna out of the circuit (just a jumper) and see if it starts with the stock system..if so, you can track...
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,156
Posted By Beemerguru
model, year...any mods? recent rebuilds or work?

model, year...any mods? recent rebuilds or work?
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By Beemerguru
tach going to 0 when the engine dies is a symptom...

tach going to 0 when the engine dies is a symptom of the bean can starting to crap out...might continue like this for a 1k miles or just quit in another 2.

Also replace the dielectric grease...
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By Beemerguru
first check the battery and make sure the...

first check the battery and make sure the charging system is actually charging..if those are fine, tank off and start tracing wires and making sure the ground connections are good.

Could be...
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By Beemerguru
Nice conversation piece around the campfire or...

Nice conversation piece around the campfire or parking lot but you MAY use it once every 5-10 years with a properly maintained GS. Same tranny as the G/S but at least you have a decent chance of...
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By Beemerguru
Shorter threads in the block..longer threads at...

Shorter threads in the block..longer threads at the rockers.
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,205
Posted By Beemerguru
I wish I had been online sooner..I have a couple...

I wish I had been online sooner..I have a couple great GS original mufflers and collectors sitting on the shelf..send them to a metal polisher and they should come out close to stock finish.

But...
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 923
Posted By Beemerguru
$500 is a almost can't lose price if you have the...

$500 is a almost can't lose price if you have the time. +1 on pulling the plugs and seeing if the pistons moves on both sides. If yes, then either a holed piston or a valve head missing..drop the...
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,205
Posted By Beemerguru
I've used Walt at the Frame Man for almost 20...

I've used Walt at the Frame Man for almost 20 years...he's a master but not a miracle worker ;-)

I would remove the engine and ship the frame and subframe to Sacramento so he can jig it up and...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By Beemerguru
Model, year, type of carb?

Model, year, type of carb?
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 880
Posted By Beemerguru
Year and mileage. Well taken care of or rat bike?...

Year and mileage. Well taken care of or rat bike?

Another possibility is corroded connections..Gas tank off, unplug and No OX to the contacts for the VR, same for the 3 wires on the front of the...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,492
Posted By Beemerguru
Try adjusting the carbs after a 20 minute...

Try adjusting the carbs after a 20 minute ride...make sure the cables have free play, and the air mixture screw on the bottom is set correctly. Borrow a twin Max or carb sticks to make sure they're...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,390
Posted By Beemerguru
Do you remember if the tach went to 0 when the...

Do you remember if the tach went to 0 when the power failed? If so, that feeds of the coil..ECU and more likely, the bean can. Typical start, stop, start, backfire, stop, start symptoms. It can be...
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Beemerguru
On the G/S, always add some nylon spacers between...

On the G/S, always add some nylon spacers between the front fender and the lower..about 4-5 mm is fine. Keeps the harness from crushing and wearing the internals.

If the bulb fluctuates at...
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By Beemerguru
Install a new cable..comes with a boot. Pack...

Install a new cable..comes with a boot. Pack grease or silicon into the boot to help ward off water.

When you insert the cable, insert a small allen wrench into the bolt hole to align the plastic...
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Beemerguru
Are you running 32 or 40 mm carbs... Did you...

Are you running 32 or 40 mm carbs...

Did you check the part number on the cable since some parts people can't seem to get the numbers correct.

Sounds like you have 32 mm cable on a 40 carb. The...
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,205
Posted By Beemerguru
Your bike is what I usually start with to do my...

Your bike is what I usually start with to do my rebuilds. You have a very desirable model...the black and polished last edition..worth fixing and riding.

Give me a call after you look through the...
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By Beemerguru
I have those 2 and the GS would be the daily...

I have those 2 and the GS would be the daily rider..the /2 the Sunday rider..

GS more realistic day to day. You can add an R65 headlight and 35watt bulb for a passable front light...or upgrade to...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,336
Posted By Beemerguru
The Odyssey PC680...and turn the battery hold...

The Odyssey PC680...and turn the battery hold down bracket upside down..reposition the water tank rubber to the other side..then the PC will fit into the battery tray and bracket will hold everything...
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,382
Posted By Beemerguru
Already pulled the tranny and clutch carrier..and...

Already pulled the tranny and clutch carrier..and checked the oil pump O ring..right size and no kinks. tried 4 sets of rocker arms and the head gasket is correct.

This was a strong engine coming...
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,382
Posted By Beemerguru
No..turned the bike around on the hill so heading...

No..turned the bike around on the hill so heading down...even idiots have a minimum IQ level :evil:evil:evil
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,382
Posted By Beemerguru
That's a combination of top end rebuilds and full...

That's a combination of top end rebuilds and full engine overhauls.
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,382
Posted By Beemerguru
Sorry...hasn't been the best of days. Let a...

Sorry...hasn't been the best of days. Let a customer borrow one of my G/Ss so he could take his girlfriend for a ride up the north coast. When he got back to San Francisco, he stalled the bike on a...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,382
Posted By Beemerguru
After 200 engine rebuilds..it happened

I always tell people to start a newly rebuilt engine with the valve covers off so you can tell if the oil is circulating to the heads. Been practicing this for almost 20 years and never had a...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,414
Posted By Beemerguru
Join the BMW Airhead Club..they hold local Tech...

Join the BMW Airhead Club..they hold local Tech Days where riders show up with bikes to learn how to set valves, carbs, replace transmissions, and wire things up..they usually have 3-4 people who...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,690
Posted By Beemerguru
Come on down to the shop Sat on the way to...

Come on down to the shop Sat on the way to Adventure Designs open house.

I have G/S, GS, a /6 and /5 restoration being finished,,,and a couple other interesting beemers. We'll talk options and...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By Beemerguru
Different length and design.

Different length and design.
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By Beemerguru
Quick side of the road fix is to simply turn the...

Quick side of the road fix is to simply turn the valve cover upside down so the crack is on top.

I've got a few peanut covers and the later model covers with small scratches but no holes..$20 if...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,089
Posted By Beemerguru
If you powder coat the rims, you have to rough up...

If you powder coat the rims, you have to rough up the surface where the tire mounts on the rim..The new powder surface is too smooth so the tire moves..and leaks.

Hit it with some sandpaper and...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By Beemerguru
Before you do anything, put the bike on the...

Before you do anything, put the bike on the center stand and with only 2 fingers, move the front wheel from side to side...paying attention to when the wheel is straight ahead...any notchiness?...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,148
Posted By Beemerguru
I'd say a mid to late '80s R80 or R100RT with the...

I'd say a mid to late '80s R80 or R100RT with the fairing removed after the wreck...no instrument cluster, fairing, bags, etc. Probably bought it back from the insurance company for a couple hundred...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By Beemerguru
Should be bushings in every hole so you seem to...

Should be bushings in every hole so you seem to be missing 2. The bottom holes should also have a big flat washer that covers the rubber bushing so the shock doesn't take a walk off the stud.
...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,148
Posted By Beemerguru
I'm wiaiting to hear what you found when you...

I'm wiaiting to hear what you found when you checked the valves...always the first thing you check when hard starting.
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,592
Posted By Beemerguru
A new R80G/S main wire harness is around $200 and...

A new R80G/S main wire harness is around $200 and takes maybe 2 hours to replace start to finish. If yours is original..and 30 years old..may be time. Last time I checked, BMW had 1K on the...
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