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Forum: Airheads 10-18-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,386
Posted By chasbmw
I agree with Silverhead, unless someone has gone...

I agree with Silverhead, unless someone has gone down this route before and can give some good base settings, then you are likely to be floundering around trying to work out settings that will work.
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 690
Posted By chasbmw
And remember when you are putting it all...

And remember when you are putting it all together, fit the clutch pushrod into the gearbox before you fit the gearbox to the engine. Pushrods with felts will be waisted where the felt fits,...
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 799
Posted By chasbmw
Left hand covers, are kept on by the lifting...

Left hand covers, are kept on by the lifting handle on both my 75 and 82. The right ones has a zip tie to Prevent me loosing it, but that was driven by the Paranoia of the board as the standard...
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By chasbmw
And after you have fitted the float needle, check...

And after you have fitted the float needle, check your float height as the Amal meddle may not be the same size as the bing.

Good idea about the Amal needles, will fit a pair to my 90/6.
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,015
Posted By chasbmw
Max, Check Snowbums, I think that you can...

Max,

Check Snowbums, I think that you can fit the resistor on a wire that that you make up running from a switched power at the coils to one of the wires that goes to the regulator. I can't...
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 690
Posted By chasbmw
I think that the rod is hardenend steel, I once...

I think that the rod is hardenend steel, I once used a silver steel clutch rod as a field repair, it didn't last long.
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 634
Posted By chasbmw
If the shocks are Konis or Ikons, the hole in the...

If the shocks are Konis or Ikons, the hole in the top of the shock cover needs to be enlarged to fit the Konis. This might be the source of the problem. Nowadays you can get replica SS shock...
Forum: Airheads 10-13-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By chasbmw
I don't see why the "big tube" swinging arm from...

I don't see why the "big tube" swinging arm from 81-84 should not fit, complete with the sprung rear drive, all good I reckon.

Will the R60 ping more or less with the turbo? Needs to be kept...
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,995
Posted By chasbmw
I agree, the roads in Eastern Europe were of...

I agree, the roads in Eastern Europe were of somewhat mixed quality, lots of changes to surface, tar snakes, poor repairs etc etc and these tyres are really grippy and reassuringly stable.
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6,837
Views: 1,349,819
Posted By chasbmw
It does doesn't it....mind you I have yet to have...

It does doesn't it....mind you I have yet to have it running, so I'm not sure what I'm going to find.....and this is what is stopping me getting it to a position where I can get it...
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,779
Posted By chasbmw
I think that the later monolevers have yet again...

I think that the later monolevers have yet again a different design.....

The original /6 design was best.
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,995
Posted By chasbmw
PAs with 7000 miles mainly hot laden slow touring...

PAs with 7000 miles mainly hot laden slow touring in Eastern Europe +1 track day.
...
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,779
Posted By chasbmw
What year?

What year?
Forum: Airheads 10-11-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 6,837
Views: 1,349,819
Posted By chasbmw
Norton and airhead ...

Norton and airhead

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f146/chasbmw/r90-6%20%20and%20goodwood%20bmws/th_8CBF27BA-765C-4077-A8B4-549578CEB3B1_zpsq0ynb4cr.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 10-11-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,071
Posted By chasbmw
After my European trip that cloth covered line...

After my European trip that cloth covered line started throwing off little lumps of black rubber, not good in your carb.

Use a smear of silicone grease to ensure that the line slips off the fuel...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2,070
Views: 329,658
Posted By chasbmw
I would hope that if you are buying a fully...

I would hope that if you are buying a fully specked new RT, that you get a substantial discount from book price.
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,095
Posted By chasbmw
It's also down to how confident you are on your...

It's also down to how confident you are on your bike.........you don't need to have both feet flat footed or most of us would be riding Harley's:clap:clap
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By chasbmw
There was a HPN knock off build on here some time...

There was a HPN knock off build on here some time ago, witten by a guy from Newcastle UK
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By chasbmw
I used a long piece of 6mm threaded rod, long...

I used a long piece of 6mm threaded rod, long enough to go through the whole stanchion, big washer at the top something like a suitably sized socket at the bottom, tighten the nuts against the spring...
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By chasbmw
I contacted Maxton for info on their shocks and...

I contacted Maxton for info on their shocks and forks upgrade for my 90/6.

This is the reply I got , with some indicative pricing. It ain't cheap, but cheaper than buying a modern bike!
...
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,095
Posted By chasbmw
My 90/6 has a seat height of around 820mm, you...

My 90/6 has a seat height of around 820mm, you can buy a new GS with a lowered frame from bmw with a seat height of 790mm....

All Airheads have foot pegs that are adjustable.....
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By chasbmw
I got the early /6 one for my 90/6. They...

I got the early /6 one for my 90/6.

They also make for 77-81 and 81-95.

The website is typically German, not very user friendly
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,902
Posted By chasbmw
Sounds a great idea, but I might think twice...

Sounds a great idea, but I might think twice about buying a not known to me airhead and ding the TAT. Maybe look At roll on roll off boats. That's how I bought my R80 over to the US back in 1980
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By chasbmw
Arrived today, approx 3 days to UK Order...

Arrived today, approx 3 days to UK

Order complete with small bottle of local brew and a pair of work gloves ( not in photo). SS screws, but will use copper ease on assembly. Instrument glass made...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By chasbmw
109, I agree with you on the 84 forks, you need a...

109, I agree with you on the 84 forks, you need a long piece of threaded rod to compress that spring. That's what I used when I retro fitted the 84 damper upgrade to my 82

If the OP properly...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,902
Posted By chasbmw
Thanks for the info on the TAT, the photos look...

Thanks for the info on the TAT, the photos look gorgeous.

I did the RTW thing back in the 70s and 80s, pre usable GSs and I used road going airheads with minimal modifications (r75/6, R80 and...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,706
Posted By chasbmw
Do you have a photo before the work? Postage...

Do you have a photo before the work?

Postage must have cost! Turnaround time?
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,902
Posted By chasbmw
Tell me about the TAT. Trans america trail?? ...

Tell me about the TAT. Trans america trail?? Tracks or sealed roads? Always got to be the next adventure!
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By chasbmw
I assume we are talking about ATE forks. ...

I assume we are talking about ATE forks.

If so,I think that the problem is fitting the damper piston rings past the threaded ends of the stantion......using the correct bmw tool makes this a...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By chasbmw
It's about 3 hours work if you have never done it...

It's about 3 hours work if you have never done it before. The 27mm socket thinned down can probably be found from cycle works or other on line sources if you can't get it done locally. Otherwise you...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By chasbmw
I like the DOHC styled rocker covers on the...

I like the DOHC styled rocker covers on the Indian, I'm not sure about the lean angle though.
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By chasbmw
Someone said on airheads that the new circuit...

Someone said on airheads that the new circuit board was also being shown at the same big German bike show that featured the cover. I just haven't seen it on the usual suspects online shops yet.
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,071
Posted By chasbmw
I would go down the full service and I mean full,...

I would go down the full service and I mean full, then riding the bike for a while and seeing how you get on with it.

Those bars are the euro bars, as standard on euro specced bikes. They give a...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By chasbmw
I use Ferodo 'platinum' pads, seem to work fine...

I use Ferodo 'platinum' pads, seem to work fine under most conditions. I fitted HH pads to my 1070 bike, they feel a bit harsh.

Given the stange design of the ATE brakes, I think that your pad...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By chasbmw
Be careful about which transmission you get, my...

Be careful about which transmission you get, my 1975 5 speed required a couple of shifting forks, which are NLA, luckily we found some secondhand ones in reasonable condition.

But if you want to...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By chasbmw
Funnily enough I agree with SS. Twin shock...

Funnily enough I agree with SS. Twin shock airheads are so much nicer to ride with the stock skinny tyres.
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By chasbmw
Getting used early ones from the usual vendors is...

Getting used early ones from the usual vendors is difficult and given the problems with them, buying off Ebay is a crapshoot.
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By chasbmw
If you adjust the mixture screw and nothing...

If you adjust the mixture screw and nothing happens, then it is an indication that the mixture circuit is blocked.

Fit proper fuel line, that is proof against ethanol or you will find that your...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,866
Posted By chasbmw
Ex US military side valve Harley's were very very...

Ex US military side valve Harley's were very very popular in Holland in the 70s and 80s, a friend of mine rode a sidecar version to India and back.
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By chasbmw
I don't think that they cost much less when BMW...

I don't think that they cost much less when BMW were producing them.

The problem is that the original housings had brass inserts for the steel screws to screw into, they tended to rust up and when...
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