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Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2,674
Views: 470,188
Posted By garthg
Dennis Kirk has those mufflers for $221.76 with...

Dennis Kirk has those mufflers for $221.76 with free UPS ground shipping in the U.S.
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6,072
Views: 2,629,881
Posted By garthg
I saw it in the store. I don't see it online.

I saw it in the store. I don't see it online.
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6,072
Views: 2,629,881
Posted By garthg
So, where do you sit for best entertainment...

So, where do you sit for best entertainment pleasure?
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6,072
Views: 2,629,881
Posted By garthg
For you ADV member/readers, who are also Costco...

For you ADV member/readers, who are also Costco members, Costco has a package with an IR thermometer and a moisture meter (for checking wood, basements, etc.) for $22.
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,156
Posted By garthg
Watch the Chris Harris video on valve adjustment....

Watch the Chris Harris video on valve adjustment. This will help you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VExx_2kIc9c

This video includes how to adjust the side play on the rockers. Too much side...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By garthg
A single, buzzer-type horn, even a Bosch, won't...

A single, buzzer-type horn, even a Bosch, won't compare with a pair of Fiamms, however. Fiamms are widely available, including on eBay, where I found some being sold as OEM car horns for less than...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By garthg
I had a Bosch horn on my 1973 R75/5, which I...

I had a Bosch horn on my 1973 R75/5, which I refurbished. I drilled out the rivets and had the front cover re-chromed. I painted the back of the case. This horn had adjustable contacts, so I was...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2,674
Views: 470,188
Posted By garthg
Stahlwille Counterstay, same as Kukko 22/1

For someone who wants to find the real tools to pull steering head bearings, wheel bearings (later models), swing arm bearings, this seller is offering a Stahlwille counterstay which he says is the...
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By garthg
Maybe try this, and a new pan gasket: ...

Maybe try this, and a new pan gasket:
...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 689
Posted By garthg
1. Lift up the seat. (Mine is stock. Seat stays...

1. Lift up the seat. (Mine is stock. Seat stays up.)

2. Lift out tool tray. (Boy, that's hard).

3. One Phillips screwdriver, or 10mm socket, remove bolt on top of battery. (I don't drop...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By garthg
Is the tickler assembled incorrectly? All...

Is the tickler assembled incorrectly?

All the tickler does is push down the float. When you want to prime the carbs, you hold the tickler down, and it floods the carb a little.

There should be...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By garthg
What does "powerful magnet" have to do with the...

What does "powerful magnet" have to do with the drip, besides the fact that it's a non-stock drain plug?
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 689
Posted By garthg
Isn't it a lot simpler just to disconnect the...

Isn't it a lot simpler just to disconnect the ground cable at the battery? No stripped threads. No grief.

If you don't disconnect the ground before removing the front cover, not only can you fry...
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By garthg
If the floats sink, the needles don't seat, and...

If the floats sink, the needles don't seat, and the bowls overflow.

You know this happens when you have gas dripping on your foot. It has nothing to do with mileage.
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,153
Posted By garthg
Yes, but I've got two nearly 15% apart. I don't...

Yes, but I've got two nearly 15% apart. I don't know which one is right.
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,327
Posted By garthg
:lurk Nice post. Will be following. I have...

:lurk

Nice post. Will be following. I have the same bike, with a lot less miles. I especially like the posting of the maps with the routes. There's a whole world of back-roads Mexico that I'm...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,153
Posted By garthg
Tire Pressure Gauges

I've been reading some forums here, and manufacturer's literature, and believe I have been chronically under-inflating my tires. I want to go with 33 to 35 psi.

I've got three tire gauges:

PCL...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By garthg
+1. Mid-forties is what I get on my...

+1.

Mid-forties is what I get on my well-running 800cc bike, and I do ride slow.

I still say do a compression check before doing anything else.
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,335
Posted By garthg
No. More likely is the pushrod tube seals,...

No. More likely is the pushrod tube seals, especially given the age of the bike. The oil is running down the side of the engine from the seals, then along the gasket and down the side of the oil...
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,318
Posted By garthg
Your bike looks fine. There are no major leaks. ...

Your bike looks fine. There are no major leaks. If it seems to start and run fine, with no unusual noises, you can make 3,500 Km (2,000 miles). I just finished 2,000 miles on a 1984 without a...
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By garthg
Before you do anything, have you checked the...

Before you do anything, have you checked the compression and leakdown?

You might start with some diagnostic before you start changing parts.

The costs of parts, even minimal, will far exceed...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By garthg
It's a motorcycle. It's got two wheels. If you...

It's a motorcycle. It's got two wheels. If you say 50/50, who is going to dispute it?
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,335
Posted By garthg
No, not at the airbox. At the exhaust end.

No, not at the airbox. At the exhaust end.
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,335
Posted By garthg
You don't need to remove them. They can just be...

You don't need to remove them. They can just be blocked off at the head connection. I installed some aluminum plugs. I've heard you can install a ball bearing that fits.

If you remove the air...
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By garthg
I would leave it alone, and mask it off. I...

I would leave it alone, and mask it off.

I did a resto on a R75/5. I at first bought a Snap On puller (then, about $100) to pull the coupling in lieu of the BMW recommended Kukko 204-2. The jaws...
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By garthg
I have a 1983 R80RT that was stored from 1994 to...

I have a 1983 R80RT that was stored from 1994 to 2008. It was stored with a full tank, under a cover, in a garage in CA in moderate climate. After all those years, the gas had shrunk to 1/4 its...
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By garthg
This is the tool kit for the /2. The /5 and /6...

This is the tool kit for the /2. The /5 and /6 kit was similar, except it had a 36mm ring spanner instead of the 41, and a couple of other minor differences. The /5 and /6 had a 22mm for the axle...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,335
Posted By garthg
Oh, by the way. Getting the new boot over the...

Oh, by the way. Getting the new boot over the flange on the Paralever swing arm is a MAJOR PAIN. You'll think you got the wrong size boot, but there is only one size. I think I spent well over an...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,620
Posted By garthg
Wirespokes, you're the expert: How accurate is...

Wirespokes, you're the expert: How accurate is the odometer?

I know my speedo is way off on speed (10% ++).

My mileage was about the same as you recorded, driving an unmodified R80RT with about...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,491
Posted By garthg
All these answers are way too complicated. ...

All these answers are way too complicated.

You shouldn't have to worry about the revs. You probably just have a weak battery. That's where I'd start. (I assume your charging light is acting...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,335
Posted By garthg
Second that, above. Attach the extra ground wire...

Second that, above. Attach the extra ground wire to the battery, if you must, or find a neater location. Be aware that the bolt attaching the ground strap to the transmission is a special breather...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,192
Posted By garthg
You don't get the right torque on the drain plug...

You don't get the right torque on the drain plug by re-using the crush washer. The aluminum (they used to be copper--also not reusable) gets work-hardened the first time you crush it. The metal is...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By garthg
Beam wrenches are okay for doing cylinder heads,...

Beam wrenches are okay for doing cylinder heads, but it's going to be difficult to use on your drain pan screws and other ackward locations. Plus, a clicker wrench is just faster.

That Dura Last...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,192
Posted By garthg
I ALWAYS use new crush washers, and have never...

I ALWAYS use new crush washers, and have never had a drain plug work loose on four different airheads.
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By garthg
It could be worn input shaft bearing. I...

It could be worn input shaft bearing.

I still wouldn't worry about it.
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,112
Posted By garthg
He should have left well enough alone. BMW spent...

He should have left well enough alone. BMW spent a lot of time adjusting ratios to give the best compromise between performance and cruising speeds in most situations.
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 43,548
Posted By garthg
That's a lot of extra junk for 600cc to haul...

That's a lot of extra junk for 600cc to haul around. (Crash bars, heavy fairing, extra tanks, side bags, chrome rails etc.)

The paint job looks kind of cool. I'd like to see what the bike looks...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By garthg
Here's one. The bidding is currently at $37, but...

Here's one. The bidding is currently at $37, but I wouldn't expect it to go for that. Probably around $100 to $115.
...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By garthg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Snap-On-QJR-...-/321303177...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Snap-On-QJR-...-/321303177483 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Snap-On-QJR-117E-1-4-Drive-30-to-200-16-in-Torque-Wrench-/321303177483)
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By garthg
You don't want cheap. You want accurate. I...

You don't want cheap. You want accurate.

I think I gave you a link already for a used Snap On on eBay for $79. They are generally not heavily used. I bought a 3/8" for about $100 shipped, and...
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