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Forum: Airheads 07-29-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By chasbmw
I use Hepco krausers on my bikes, really good...

I use Hepco krausers on my bikes, really good frames with strong luggage rack on the 90/6. Stood up to my recent6000 miles trip to Eastern Europe, where roads were crap. But back in the day cravens...
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By chasbmw
Those cravens will be of interest to collectors,...

Those cravens will be of interest to collectors, I used them for my RTW stuff in the 70s, really strong, can be sat upon, white fibreglass keeps stuff cooler, much much more reliable than the...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By chasbmw
If you become a member of the UK BMW owners club...

If you become a member of the UK BMW owners club £27pa, you can borrow almost all BMW specialised tools for £5 +postage. The guy who runs the scheme is knowledgable and helpful. Not only airheads...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,632
Posted By chasbmw
My attitude to Funholiday is not to get into...

My attitude to Funholiday is not to get into peeing wars, because with a moniker like his, he must have the biggest cock in town.
He tends to contradict lots of my stuff, which I ignore, guys here...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,632
Posted By chasbmw
I learnt how to drive in a series one softop, on...

I learnt how to drive in a series one softop, on my dad's farm so from about 13, double de clutching the crash gearbox, good training for an airhead gearbox! Thinking back, how dod I survive without...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,344
Posted By chasbmw
+1 Me too I think that Boxerworks is down at...

+1 Me too
I think that Boxerworks is down at the moment, which is a great pity as there was very much aculmalated knowledge there. I think that SS used to refer to "Boxerwipes". Such a polite...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,344
Posted By chasbmw
So after your disruptive behaviour nearly...

So after your disruptive behaviour nearly destroyed the Boxerworks Forum, you were not thrown off?
That's not the way I remember it. What I don't like about you is the way you attack anyone who...
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 942
Posted By chasbmw
+1 Mind you I have just returned from a 6000...

+1

Mind you I have just returned from a 6000 mile trip around Eastern Europe on my 90/6 and it could do with some suspension improvements! But the bike was reliable and the engine worked well in...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,344
Posted By chasbmw
It's not that difficult.....and use an oil can...

It's not that difficult.....and use an oil can with a flexible spout to pump oil through the gallery to the pump. It worked for me. The BMW oil pump is good and effective and will pump oil all...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,577
Posted By chasbmw
What size was the sleeve?

What size was the sleeve?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By chasbmw
I always pack electronics in my tankbag, I think...

I always pack electronics in my tankbag, I think that it gets less of a hammering there than in top boxes or panniers.
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By chasbmw
As Bill said. "No" For many reasons and you...

As Bill said. "No"

For many reasons and you may need to do some homework before doing this work yourself.

The most likely reason for the clutch arm locating casting breaking was that the...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,130
Posted By chasbmw
Pot and Kettle comes to mind

Pot and Kettle comes to mind
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,562
Posted By chasbmw
Take a look at emerald Isles website, they are...

Take a look at emerald Isles website, they are the Taiwanese manufacturers of the 450W system sold by Rick and Motorworks, plus some others in Europe. They make good stuff. The EMC system is...
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,577
Posted By chasbmw
You can have big strong hands and use the...

You can have big strong hands and use the original 17mm ate setup, but this won't give you the progressive feel and control that a 13mm MC will give you. This a enables the rider to brake much...
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,324
Posted By chasbmw
Seems to be some confusion between needle and...

Seems to be some confusion between needle and Jet.

Earlier needles were steel, later were brass. Other commentators claim that the earlier needle mounting system allowed the needles the contact...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,452
Posted By chasbmw
Riding down the road, turn on first reserve, out...

Riding down the road, turn on first reserve, out of gas anxiety at 50% I've still got the second reserve!

I think it depends on how you look at it
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,452
Posted By chasbmw
It depends on the height of the fuel tap straws,...

It depends on the height of the fuel tap straws, this will vary from bike to bike and quite a few won't have any straws fitted any more. The only way to reliably find out is to empty the tank ,...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,324
Posted By chasbmw
Thanks Bill that's what I meant to say......

Thanks Bill that's what I meant to say......
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,491
Posted By chasbmw
All I would add is that small "parasitic drains"...

All I would add is that small "parasitic drains" will kill Odyssey batteries, think BMW clocks, but otherwise they seem to retain their power very well during a cold season layoff.
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,785
Posted By chasbmw
Back in the day, people used to make up BBQ racks...

Back in the day, people used to make up BBQ racks that fitted above the cylinders, a good way to get some weight low down and to the front, I used them to put a sleeping bag and half the tent on...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,324
Posted By chasbmw
Funnily enough the slides on Bings don't do...

Funnily enough the slides on Bings don't do throttle. The butterfly valve does that, so the slide doesn't get the beating that it does of amals or dellortos. Think about the pressures moving the...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,025
Posted By chasbmw
It was a bit sloppy and it was winter, so it got...

It was a bit sloppy and it was winter, so it got done!
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By chasbmw
I'm fairly sure that 82 on nikilsil cylinders...

I'm fairly sure that 82 on nikilsil cylinders will fit straight onto your bike and you should be able to find secondhand, the cylinders are fairly bombproof but the pistons can be worn.

The...
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,324
Posted By chasbmw
Slide carbs such as dell orators and amals do...

Slide carbs such as dell orators and amals do wear out, especially if they are not fitted with decent filters. Amals tend to become unuseable if over tightened and the main carb body distorts or the...
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,105
Posted By chasbmw
Ther are a number of differences between 74/75...

Ther are a number of differences between 74/75 /6s and the later bikes, yours should be a 76 year build, but things seem to have got a bit mixed up around that time.

If you have OEM earthing wires...
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,030
Posted By chasbmw
Motoren Israel in Germany sell a wide range of...

Motoren Israel in Germany sell a wide range of lightweight pistons in various oversizes (pre nikilsil) and that are slightly cheaper than OEM.
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,320
Posted By chasbmw
Think twice about the costal route in...

Think twice about the costal route in August.....lots of traffic very hot, think of the French Hills and gorges around 100 miles inland.

Don't sweat the bike too much, it will most probably be fine
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By chasbmw
You want a smaller master cylinder, just a...

You want a smaller master cylinder, just a rebuild kit won't change the feel.

If you had twin discs, I would suggest a 13mm MC, which can be found second hand for the later airheads, I'm not sure...
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,452
Posted By chasbmw
Sounds good to me...... My 90/6 got to 285...

Sounds good to me......

My 90/6 got to 285 miles on a single tank, not planned and must have been riding on fumes on the second reserve.
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,025
Posted By chasbmw
Old and new <a...

Old and new


<a href="http://s46.photobucket.com/user/chasbmw/media/r90-6%20%20and%20goodwood%20bmws/IMG_2528.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 68,341
Posted By chasbmw
Fraud warning UK EBay

This item,looks dodgy

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NORTON-Commando-750-Fastback-/261529699877?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:3160

Together with the other 100 or so items this Zero feedback sell or has...
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,794
Posted By chasbmw
Not really, very different bikes! Airheads...

Not really, very different bikes!

Airheads can be made unstable by the wrong sort of loads, bit like other bikes from the 70s


I found it really quite interesting to weigh my luggage after my...
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,616
Posted By chasbmw
Looks great

Looks great
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,794
Posted By chasbmw
200ilbs is a lot......and will be real handful on...

200ilbs is a lot......and will be real handful on small roads and in campsites etc.

I had 100lbs of luggage on my recent 2 month trip including camping and cooking stuff, seat etc ect I reckon...
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,068
Posted By chasbmw
With the new wiper rings fitted and the damper...

With the new wiper rings fitted and the damper rods inside the fork stanchions, the damper rods should slide up and down inside the stanchion, with very little pressure, if they stick this will...
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 43,549
Posted By chasbmw
. Most ex police bikes have had a hard...

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Most ex police bikes have had a hard life so that makes 12500 miles 125000 miles. Mind you £1000 is not that overpriced for a parts bike. I might pay £500!
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,626
Posted By chasbmw
I can't remember which thread it was, but SS did...

I can't remember which thread it was, but SS did have a real go at Dirk, it must have been one of the cam threads.
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,616
Posted By chasbmw
If it becomes 'your' bike, please don't bugger it...

If it becomes 'your' bike, please don't bugger it up by turning it into a 'cafe, scrambler, bobber' etc etc. it looks too good for that and you would destroy value.

That bike looks as if it is...
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 27,070
Posted By chasbmw
I'm currently replacing the neutral switch on my...

I'm currently replacing the neutral switch on my 90/6, unfortunately the brass one is not available for the 74/75 switch, but I sealed it with epoxy, operating the switch with the expoxy still...
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