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Forum: Airheads 01-16-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,682
Posted By isdt BMW
Run a ball hone thru just to break the glaze, put...

Run a ball hone thru just to break the glaze, put the bare piston in and use a feeler gauge between piston and cylinder wall to check wear. rebore and pistons if out of spec. always use new rings....
Forum: Airheads 12-25-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,927
Posted By isdt BMW
Its the gas tank you cant run a twin with a...

Its the gas tank you cant run a twin with a single tank! it will only get gas to one side.
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,927
Posted By isdt BMW
Another ISDT replica, from a R-60/6 parts bike,...

Another ISDT replica, from a R-60/6 parts bike, but using a CR-250 single disc front end and angled 16" Works shocks on modified subframe. Husky tank, seat and fenders. Acerbes enduro headlight, Red...
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,410
Posted By isdt BMW
7mm woven made by Continental in Germany...

7mm woven made by Continental in Germany available thru Wurth USA about 25' to a roll, I bought 2 rolls to save freight.
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
Posted By isdt BMW
twin lead cheapy Harley coil, I didn't have any...

twin lead cheapy Harley coil, I didn't have any Bosch coils. Got it at a swap meet for $20
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,387
Posted By isdt BMW
My stoneguards on the R50 ISDT replica are wire...

My stoneguards on the R50 ISDT replica are wire off a Jeep, do not notice any problem seeing at night, an off road van/truck shop should have several sizes
Forum: Hacks 12-14-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,654
Posted By isdt BMW
Paid 4k for 68 R60/Hollendia with a R75 motor...

Paid 4k for 68 R60/Hollendia with a R75 motor with 900cc jugs 20+ years ago, have replaced final drive, tires, brakes, and other wear items, no idea how much money I am up to, but it will be the last...
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,794
Posted By isdt BMW
I took 4 pounds off the flywheel on my 1957 R-50...

I took 4 pounds off the flywheel on my 1957 R-50 ISDT and also took 4+ pounds off my 1978 R-100-S, Both rev quicker and have better engine braking, both will idle and the kickstart only 1957 starts...
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,856
Posted By isdt BMW
When I built the R-75 ISDT replica, the pipes...

When I built the R-75 ISDT replica, the pipes were not equal length, two into one is at the middle to rear of gas tank, alloy silencer is off a two stroke motocross Honda. Every thing works with no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 229,691
Posted By isdt BMW
A buddy hit a turkey buzzard in Daytona, $1000+...

A buddy hit a turkey buzzard in Daytona, $1000+ damage to fairing and gauges on his R-90-S fairing, guts smelled awful. Another hit a beavertail trailer ramp on I-80 in western Pa. he luckily stayed...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By isdt BMW
I get rings from Deves in Las Vegas, they have a...

I get rings from Deves in Las Vegas, they have a 3 piece oil ring, great results great quality.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-19-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,918
Posted By isdt BMW
I have several early machines ie: 1909...

I have several early machines ie: 1909 Neckarsulm, 1915 Austro Omega v-twin, 27 AJS model K9 and 36 NSU 501-OSL, but this collection is amazing, considering the beating by bombing that Europe took...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By isdt BMW
I had my homemade high pipes "Jetcoat" at a...

I had my homemade high pipes "Jetcoat" at a powder coat place, and 2k later they still look new, no bluing. cost about $100, I am very satisfied. They are a chromy looking silver
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,302
Posted By isdt BMW
It is an AJS or Matchless, the rocker cover and...

It is an AJS or Matchless, the rocker cover and magneto chain cover give it away. It has the small diameter shocks and a swingarm, common to the late 50's or early 60's. could be a 350 or 500....
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 16,258
Posted By isdt BMW
I used a Ballistic battery on my R-75 ISDT...

I used a Ballistic battery on my R-75 ISDT replica, under 3 pounds and starts it just fine. The Bosch starter is the heaviest one, pretty sure the Motorrad electric one is 10 pounds lighter.
Forum: Airheads 10-23-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By isdt BMW
Since you have not used the braces do either of ...

Since you have not used the braces do either of you want to sell them or provide tracings so I can cut them out?
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By isdt BMW
ISDT style

I'm getting ready to put another six days bike together, similar to the 78/79 Herbert Schek enduros. Using a 42mm fork, single disc, and angled Works Performance rear shocks. I seem to remember...
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,338
Posted By isdt BMW
Post #10

Google ISDTBMW for pics, and Seat is from 76-79 Husky, I use the 21" front rim as it is used for vintage enduro and fire road riding
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,338
Posted By isdt BMW
Cafe to dirt

Dr650 or DRZ 400 front end will bolt up, Longer rear shocks needed, I prefer highpipe exhaust, Google ISDTBMW for many photos of both homemade and semi-factory bikes, I have built a couple and really...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,244
Posted By isdt BMW
I call my 1909 Neckarsulm (NSU) "Harry" in honor...

I call my 1909 Neckarsulm (NSU) "Harry" in honor of its late owner Harry Buck, who collected many prewar bikes. He was quite the character. Haven't named any other ones.
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,086
Posted By isdt BMW
use an impact air gun, I hope you have a good...

use an impact air gun, I hope you have a good press - the parts are tight. Why not mask it and paint with driveshaft in place?
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,070
Posted By isdt BMW
It may just be a rod bearing and hopefully has...

It may just be a rod bearing and hopefully has not scored the journel, Easy fix to replace rod bearing. good luck
Forum: Airheads 06-29-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 359,039
Posted By isdt BMW
notachopper

Some folks do not like the scrambler/dirtbike conversions, they think restoration is the way to go. When building my R-75- ISDT replica, the bike was a stuck motor, bent frame already parted out...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,541
Posted By isdt BMW
Very nice, parts unavailable in the USA but...

Very nice, parts unavailable in the USA but Sweden has them, TS Trading on the web. I have earlier 50's model 32 and a model 37 Sport rigid frame with rubber band forks, The high pipe model is blue,...
Forum: Airheads 06-29-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,070
Posted By isdt BMW
Mathias has been around for many years, they know...

Mathias has been around for many years, they know airheads. What to do with an oil starved motor is the owners call, not the dealers.
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,070
Posted By isdt BMW
Closest dealer would be south of you, Mathias BMW...

Closest dealer would be south of you, Mathias BMW in Dover/New Phily, He is a good guy and a busy dealer. No dealer in Akron/Canton, Next dealer North is in Aurora, but not sure how much airhead...
Forum: Face plant 05-20-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 121,874
Posted By isdt BMW
Good for you, I have a femoral implant and screw...

Good for you, I have a femoral implant and screw set, 16 years now, keep pushing yourself, work past the pain, I can walk painlessly, and am riding and did not sell my bikes, in fact they are...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-18-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,610
Posted By isdt BMW
The world premier will be in Cleveland Ohio, in...

The world premier will be in Cleveland Ohio, in June. Lyle Lovett rode Pentons as a youth. The BMW single and NSU in the movie were the actual bikes that JP rode in the ISDT and many enduros. The...
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,411
Posted By isdt BMW
My first street bike was a 69 R69US, also my...

My first street bike was a 69 R69US, also my first restoration, have had it since I was 27, I'm now pushing 66. Haven't ridden it for several years, but it is ready to hit the road again this...
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By isdt BMW
Got Gloves?

I have huge hands, and cannot find riding, work, or mechanics gloves. Anyone have some sources? Thanks
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,388
Posted By isdt BMW
I got one twin lead Harley coil for $50 from an...

I got one twin lead Harley coil for $50 from an aftermarket supplier, and it works fine. Make sure your grounds are clean and tight - oxidation can make good coils seem bad.
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,251
Posted By isdt BMW
When I built my R-75 ISDT replica, I made a new...

When I built my R-75 ISDT replica, I made a new wiring harness from scratch. We do not have MOT or any other inspections. I only used what wiring was absolutely necessary. Lights always on, brake...
Forum: Hacks 05-03-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 21,689
Posted By isdt BMW
I am 65, have had sidecars for 30+ years also...

I am 65, have had sidecars for 30+ years also ride solo bikes and dirt bikes and scooters and even a couple of mopeds
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,086
Posted By isdt BMW
I have a 69 R69US and a 65 R69S and both ride...

I have a 69 R69US and a 65 R69S and both ride fine, the bike in the photo is a US and has the original compliance sticker on the rear fender and also has the then required reflectors only used on the...
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,176
Posted By isdt BMW
I started with a R75/5 and Velorex, it is not...

I started with a R75/5 and Velorex, it is not riding a motorcycle, then a R69S and Ural, then a R60 with Hollendia and a 900cc motor. Have 52k on the last one. I feel that an Earls fork conversion is...
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,108
Posted By isdt BMW
No Oley pics, I do not have a host site, Not much...

No Oley pics, I do not have a host site, Not much BMW stuff for sale, did see a 53 Steib with spare wheel for $6500.00 I know where it is if anyone wants it.
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,108
Posted By isdt BMW
I've been in the past, a great weekend. It is the...

I've been in the past, a great weekend. It is the same weekend as the Oley Pa. AMCA meet, 1000 to Veches, 350 to Oley. I wish I could do both. But this year it is Oley. Have fun you guys.
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,751
Posted By isdt BMW
Ran into Hans many years ago during bike week, as...

Ran into Hans many years ago during bike week, as with everyone else all has been excellant dealing with him. He even gave me a great discount on an exhaust for my conversion that had a chrome flaw....
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,692
Posted By isdt BMW
Jim, On my ISDT replica, I just made some...

Jim, On my ISDT replica, I just made some bushings with a small radius step to locate the stock BMW head bearings instead of making a new stem. Used a Husky fork, and had to make a 3/8" bushing to...
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By isdt BMW
3 inches and with VDO would be right, on the...

3 inches and with VDO would be right, on the bottom there should be 2:1 or 4:1 and also a date code of 03-14 meaning March of 14, or whatever month- year it is. sometimes it is an ink stamp. some...
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