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Forum: Airheads 06-30-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By rbm
If you haven't done so yet, surf over to either...

If you haven't done so yet, surf over to either www.motobrick.com or www.k100-forum.com. Both of these forums are frequented by many people with varying knowledge and experience with the BMW Classic...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By rbm
Was the bike running fine before the quick...

Was the bike running fine before the quick disconnect failure?

Fuel filter plugged is a good possibility. Also, the fuel filter may have split or is allowing fuel back into the tank because of...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By rbm
To your knowledge, does that warning apply to the...

To your knowledge, does that warning apply to the K1100 paralever as well? Or is it R-bike specific?
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 1,045,251
Posted By rbm
This looks interesting. Can you elaborate Brick...

This looks interesting. Can you elaborate Brick Rider??
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 304,766
Posted By rbm
Headlight is from a 1950's Slash 2, same as the...

Headlight is from a 1950's Slash 2, same as the mounting ears. The taillight is stock K-bike. My blog (http://k75retro.blogspot.ca/) has all the build details.
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 304,766
Posted By rbm
Here's your stainless exhaust installed on its...

Here's your stainless exhaust installed on its new steed, Woodcock:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fepnySam3Yo/U2f6fgzhUtI/AAAAAAAADYw/v2R197DN50M/s640/FinishedK75Retro2.jpg
Thanks to my wife...
Forum: Airheads 03-18-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,354
Posted By rbm
Looking for a pair of 049 keys (part number 51...

Looking for a pair of 049 keys (part number 51 25 0 418 959) for my BMW City Cases. If anyone has one (or two), please PM me. These are NLA according to Max BMW fiche.
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By rbm
Using 4-pot calipers from an ABS-equipped or...

Using 4-pot calipers from an ABS-equipped or non-ABS-equipped K-bike will not matter; either will function in a non-ABS application.

To mount the calipers on your forks without modifying either...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 254,636
Posted By rbm
indicator light sockets

The replacement part for the dual lamp socket for the idle running and charging lamps (part number 80 48 129) pictured below is usually expensive. These illuminate the warning lamps on R25-R69S...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,487
Posted By rbm
I own a BMW K75 and a K100; both have been ridden...

I own a BMW K75 and a K100; both have been ridden with the stock seat and with a Corbin Dual Canyon at various times. I like the Corbin for its shape and long term comfort. I dislike the Corbin for...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 304,766
Posted By rbm
It's connected to the mesh screen on the bottom...

It's connected to the mesh screen on the bottom of the fuel pump. You can buy replacement hose from BMW but some people say the hose is not necessary and can be left off. It directs returning fuel...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,533
Posted By rbm
Buying a used BMW...

Buying a used BMW (http://www.verrill.com/moto/kbikebuyingguide.shtml)

You've just bought a 2V Kbike. What now? (http://www.motobrick.com/index.php?topic=370.0)
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 1,045,251
Posted By rbm
K75 muffler inlet ID = 42.5mm; K75 exhaust header...

K75 muffler inlet ID = 42.5mm; K75 exhaust header outlet OD = 40.7mm. I measured these using a vernier caliper on my own K75. The 1.8mm difference is to accommodate a gasket.
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,215
Posted By rbm
BMW factory manual for the K75/ K100 can be found...

BMW factory manual for the K75/ K100 can be found several places. Here is one:
http://technik.flyingbrick.de/index.php?title=01_Technische_Literatur

There are many examples of of these bikes...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By rbm
Motorcycle Universal Gear Indicator...

Motorcycle Universal Gear Indicator (http://www.electronics-lab.com/projects/automotive/006/index.html)
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By rbm
When you buy the bike, the current owner will...

When you buy the bike, the current owner will sign the transfer portion of the ownership papers and give it to you. The bike becomes your property. You would be well advised to obtain a UVIP from...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,296
Posted By rbm
Ah, good to know. Thanks for correcting my...

Ah, good to know. Thanks for correcting my mistake, Duck.
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,296
Posted By rbm
Check out my Picasa album...

Check out my Picasa album (https://picasaweb.google.com/103651284721697278882/K75CFairing) which has lots of photos of a K75C fairing. This should help you figure out what you were given and what...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By rbm
I was pleased with the firm that did the work. ...

I was pleased with the firm that did the work. The job was inexpensive and well done.

Mohsen's Custom Auto Trim Inc.
126 Manville Road
Scarborough. M1L 4Js
(416) 269-7171
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By rbm
Good plan. The smoothing foam will be...

Good plan.

The smoothing foam will be significantly compressed when you tension the cover. It will not add any appreciable thickness to the seat profile. My second bike is a Moto Guzzi V7 which...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By rbm
Easier to add a layer of 1/4" Polyurethane...

Easier to add a layer of 1/4" Polyurethane cushioning foam over the entire seat to smooth out the uneven area.
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By rbm
It is probably worth your while to replace the...

It is probably worth your while to replace the connector with a new pair, even if it is not original, since you doubt the integrity of the original. This means searching for a suitable AMP connector...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 1,045,251
Posted By rbm
Love this half fairing and round tail. It...

Love this half fairing and round tail. It smooths the agressive lines of the Brick.
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,325
Posted By rbm
Ya. Wouldn't mine in the least!!:ricky

Ya. Wouldn't mine in the least!!:ricky
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,325
Posted By rbm
Well, good I asked. I got consensus on faking...

Well, good I asked. I got consensus on faking the screws and using double-sided tape so that's the way I'll tackle this modification. Thanks to everyone who responded.
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,325
Posted By rbm
How to seal threads on emblem screws

Hi,

I'm going to be modifying my BMW K75 tank to accept /5 tank emblems using screws rather than adhesive. This means drilling and tapping the aluminum. Will I need to use a sealant (such as...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 1,045,251
Posted By rbm
Congrats on the purchase Duck. Always look...

Congrats on the purchase Duck. Always look forward to your projects...this one is no exception.
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,928
Posted By rbm
Excellent writeup. I'm in the midst of a K75...

Excellent writeup. I'm in the midst of a K75 refurb as well and the information here is very useful.

Can you reveal the secret of you "patented cleaning method"? I see you painted right over the...
Forum: Airheads 01-06-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,792
Posted By rbm
Yes, they will. :doh

Yes, they will. :doh
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,792
Posted By rbm
As promised, I'm updating this thread with my...

As promised, I'm updating this thread with my experience so far.

Based on the great information I received, I contacted my local Part Source store (this is a Canadian aftermarket automotive...
Forum: Airheads 01-01-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,792
Posted By rbm
Right! That's exactly what I told the Napa...

Right! That's exactly what I told the Napa Canada rep when he asked the question over the phone last week. He basically blew me off with "We don't have anything you're looking for. Sorry." Kind of...
Forum: Airheads 01-01-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,792
Posted By rbm
OK, thanks for the replies. I'll try to locate a...

OK, thanks for the replies. I'll try to locate a sealed beam unit to test the fit. The problem with the aftermarket dealers around here is they want to know the year, make and model of the vehicle...
Forum: Airheads 01-01-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,792
Posted By rbm
Will 7" H4 headlight fit a /5 headlight bucket?

Hi,

As part of a customization I'm performing, I purchased a BMW /5 headlight bucket, sans innards. The item was advertized as "BMW Airhead R50 R60 R75 /5 7" Headlight Bucket Shell ". The inside...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,232
Posted By rbm
A real shame how you got gouged on the shipping...

A real shame how you got gouged on the shipping and importation charges like that.

For your Guzzi parts, check out http://www.rebootguzzispares.com/. Pete runs a great business suppling MG parts...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 161,195
Posted By rbm
When you fit the Stucchi, itthe Racer will look...

When you fit the Stucchi, itthe Racer will look like this:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1KJnPOjFZ68/T5M0d8j96qI/AAAAAAAABo0/5B_5WFKSEtY/s640/IMG_0593.JPG

p.s. That's my 2011 V7 with the...
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,628
Posted By rbm
I'll contribute to this discussion by...

I'll contribute to this discussion by illustrating the quality of champlevé work coming out of China. Albeit, the quality is not near that described by caponerd. It can't be compared. However, for...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 161,195
Posted By rbm
It is a fast idle lever, not a choke. If you are...

It is a fast idle lever, not a choke. If you are experiencing a binary behaviour with the lever, check the gap between the fast idle cam and the TB actuator on the right side. It's probable that...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 161,195
Posted By rbm
Go aftermarket with the ECU update by Todd at...

Go aftermarket with the ECU update by Todd at Guzzitech. There is good feedback from the Guzzi community on his ECU mods and to the support you will get if you do go that route. Also, to my...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 161,195
Posted By rbm
Congrats on your choice of the V7. Funny enough,...

Congrats on your choice of the V7. Funny enough, that's the same analogy I use to describe riding my V7 Racer. It's feels like riding a bike -- light, nimble, powerful for its size.

As for...
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,391
Posted By rbm
Pledge furniture polish will restore the look of...

Pledge furniture polish will restore the look of the plastic pieces. I and others have used Pledge on K-bike switch parts with success.
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