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Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 60,701
Posted By phactory
Color of this bike

The color of this bike is Lava Red Metallic, Paint Code 575. It was only available on the K75S in 1987. I bought one new in 1987 and have a 1000 Mile Example today.

Phenomenal color!

Other K's...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,378
Posted By phactory
Edelweiss Cam?

Dirk,

Do you have a website for Edelweiss? All I can find is Edelweiss Bike Tours.

Thanks, Phil

Hi,

just a comment on the CAM: There are 3 options that I know of:
1) keep the R100RS...
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,214
Posted By phactory
Definitely Morris

Those are DEFINITELY Morris Mags. And they are copies of the Italian EPM Wheels, I have a magnesium set of EPM's on my MAGNI BMW MB2.

Lesters never had a rear wheel that used a disc brake, plus as...
Forum: Airheads 09-20-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,378
Posted By phactory
Krauser "K" and fibre glass parts

Dirk,

I'm in for the metal "K's" and maybe even some bodywork!

Danke, Phil
Forum: Airheads 09-17-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,378
Posted By phactory
Bud, Do you remember who's bike it was, and...

Bud,

Do you remember who's bike it was, and who possibly might have put it together?

Thanks, Phil
Forum: Airheads 09-16-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,378
Posted By phactory
Pistons

Chuck,

Do you know if Krauser had the pistons made or are they also Porsche items? Do you have PN #'s for the rings? Nikasil for me!

Thanks, Phil
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,378
Posted By phactory
Mungo, Awesome! WHat kind of shape are they...

Mungo,

Awesome! WHat kind of shape are they in and did you get everything you need? Pistons? I would take them totally apart and start there! Ping me offline if you have any questions!

Thanks,...
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,378
Posted By phactory
Good eye Steve!!! Yes that is the wheel that came...

Good eye Steve!!! Yes that is the wheel that came with it and that is the wheel that is staying on there! If I can find a crappy pre-recall wheel at a swapmeet then I'd swap it for a new one, but...
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,378
Posted By phactory
Thanks Timo!

Thanks for hosting the pics! If anyone has questions, fire away!

Thanks, Phil
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,378
Posted By phactory
Pics are coming!

Timo from the Big Island of Hawaii has graciously offered to host a bunch of pics! Hope his HOTMAIL account can handle it!

Thanks Timo!

Phil
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,378
Posted By phactory
My Ears are ringing!!!

Hello all!

Someone told me that there was some Krauser talk going on here!

Yes the MKM1000 that was at Gold Coast is now mine! I'd post a pic but I guess you can only point to a spot on...
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,914
Posted By phactory
Boxer metal!!!

Check out Boxer Metal and their Fine American Made Products at http://boxermetal.com/. Owned and operated by Chris Canterbury, formerly of Eurotech, Chris is now out on his own and making the finest...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-16-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5,412
Views: 392,426
Posted By phactory
Town Beach, West Island, Fairhaven Mass. Spent my...

Town Beach, West Island, Fairhaven Mass. Spent my summers there growing up! Great Place!

Phactory
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,664
Posted By phactory
I wish he had posted pics of the backs!! ...

I wish he had posted pics of the backs!!

PhacK
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,721
Posted By phactory
I feel no major rebuild is complete without doing...

I feel no major rebuild is complete without doing the shaft o-rings. They aren't needed everytime you rebuild, but even the newest of these carbs are 16 years old.

Like many others have said,...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,922
Posted By phactory
Chris, Yo! Good score! Have you actually...

Chris,

Yo! Good score! Have you actually tried it on the bike to see it if fits? Back in the day when I was mining Police Tanks off of Ebay Germany (I probably bought close to 30 of them), I...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7,406
Views: 3,443,924
Posted By phactory
Lornce, Yeah! Can't wait until the Rickman...

Lornce,

Yeah! Can't wait until the Rickman is running! Here is my 74 Sport, the day I brought it home!

Thanks, Phil
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7,406
Views: 3,443,924
Posted By phactory
Lornce, My Magni came out of Oklahoma. It...

Lornce,

My Magni came out of Oklahoma. It was there until I bought it in 2004. The guy that built it was an Oklahoma oil man who happened to be having a very good year. At the time it was built...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7,406
Views: 3,443,924
Posted By phactory
Well then I have this one, but this isn't that...

Well then I have this one, but this isn't that old though. This is my 2004 Triumph Thruxton. Now this is a fun bike!

Thanks, Phil
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7,406
Views: 3,443,924
Posted By phactory
Mark, Sorry, that is all I got for cafe...

Mark,

Sorry, that is all I got for cafe racers, except for this one. :evil This is my 1982 Magni MB2 with my buddy Doug Mo.

Phil
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7,406
Views: 3,443,924
Posted By phactory
Who loves Rickmans???

This is my current project! It is a 1974 Rickman CR750 powered by a Honda SOHC 750, bored out to 810cc, with a Norris "R" grind cam, ported and polished head and all of the other appropriate naughty...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,042
Posted By phactory
Great Find!!

Awesome story and great find!! Shame on you guys for asking how much!

Could be Tom Cotter material. Maybe someday I'll tell you about my 3 Roundcase Beveldrive Ducati's I recently harvested!!!...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,616
Posted By phactory
I adjust for 20mm of fuel in the float bowl and...

I adjust for 20mm of fuel in the float bowl and never have had a problem. Look at the gas cap and see if maybe you have a SHED cap. You can tell because there is a piece of black plastic behind the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-11-2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,390
Posted By phactory
Dirtdog, Great pics! I want to do the same...

Dirtdog,

Great pics! I want to do the same thing with my 1971 CB750K1 and my 1972 R75/5!

Personally after riding the CB750 I can easily see how they crushed the competition, especially from...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-11-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,612
Posted By phactory
Steve, I just finished going through my...

Steve,

I just finished going through my 1971 CB750K1. The FIRST place I go to for ANY part is my local Honda dealer, Bettencourts Honda in West Bridgewater, MA. They have been a Honda Dealer for...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-09-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,968
Posted By phactory
Call Holt BMW in Zenia Ohio and talk to either...

Call Holt BMW in Zenia Ohio and talk to either Kent Holt or Marvin Marty. They can get you the correct paint.

Monza Blue ROCKS!

Interesting tidbit #147: In 1975 every paint color was named...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-28-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,452
Posted By phactory
The 90S has a 9.5:1 CR while the R90 has a 9.0:1...

The 90S has a 9.5:1 CR while the R90 has a 9.0:1 CR. The 90S has a 3.0 rear drive and the 90 has a 3.2 rear drive, plus the aforementioned difference in carbs and heads. The 90S has dual front discs...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-26-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By phactory
The Karcoma's don't always click, unlike the...

The Karcoma's don't always click, unlike the Germa's which I have found, do. If it really bothers you, take it apart and check it out.

PhacK
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2009, 09:10 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,388
Posted By phactory
It Lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well I got the K1 all back together yesterday, got it running and even took it out for a 6 mile shakedown run! It runs GREAT! Especially considering that yesterday is the FIRST time I have EVER hear...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,005
Posted By phactory
I just worked on a 1970 CT70. It was the same...

I just worked on a 1970 CT70. It was the same color as the one here in the pics but it certainly didn't look like that one. SWEET! It was also the four speed.

I was in Monaco in May and saw LOTS...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-15-2009, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By phactory
Hmmm, what about your Dealer? That is ALWAYS the...

Hmmm, what about your Dealer? That is ALWAYS the first place I look.

PhacK
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,741
Posted By phactory
Nice Find!

lilolita,

Congrats! I have a couple of SOHC's myself! A 1971 K1 and also a 1973 K3, and a 1974 Rickman CR750! You'll have to venture over to the local Honda Board. We are a pretty active group!
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By phactory
Not even close! Your 83 will need an 81 or newer...

Not even close! Your 83 will need an 81 or newer centerstand. Probably best to just buy one new from a Dealer.

PhacK
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,694
Posted By phactory
Nice Score! I think everyone should own a 90S at...

Nice Score! I think everyone should own a 90S at some point in their riding career!

I agree with Terry on trying to get the aluminum carb tops. They are a BITCH to find. The aluminum fuel banjos...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-05-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,698
Posted By phactory
Personally I think that if your oil light is...

Personally I think that if your oil light is flickering, that is a bad thing. I have never seen that on any airhead I have ever owned or worked on. I would check and make sure that you have enough...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-05-2009, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,698
Posted By phactory
Robert, True story! The first year 1979...

Robert,

True story! The first year 1979 RT's did come with a white seat! Beige really, BMW PN# 52531237794. And a very cool, Brown/Silver Beige paint job. Of course the seat is no longer...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-04-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,891
Posted By phactory
No, I am not Tim Stafford. I am Phil Rose. Tim...

No, I am not Tim Stafford. I am Phil Rose. Tim told me once though that after seeing my Granada Red bike, that was an impetus for him starting to restore /2 era BMW's.

PhacK
Forum: Old's Cool 07-04-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,891
Posted By phactory
Plus, I built the Granada Red R60/2 on page 107!...

Plus, I built the Granada Red R60/2 on page 107! Yuppers!

It won Best in Show at the Larz Anderson Classic in 1998!

What a great bike! Sure wish I hadn't of sold it... :(:

PhacK
Forum: Old's Cool 07-04-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By phactory
I Know!!

My buddy Doug Mo found it in Vermont and sold it to my other buddy Stevate!! :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,185
Posted By phactory
Cool! I know where there a bike EXACTLY like it...

Cool! I know where there a bike EXACTLY like it with 5 miles on it! It is in slightly better condition than your before picture.

Cheers, PhacK
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