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Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,039
Posted By photorider
The biggest problem is the bike's inability to...

The biggest problem is the bike's inability to idle at altitude. Starting at about 5K feet when you come to a stop the bike requires constant feathering of the throttle just to keep the bike running....
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,039
Posted By photorider
This is not something someone told me or I read....

This is not something someone told me or I read. It happens every time I ride in the mountains. The problem I'm having is that every 4K feet or so I need to re-adjust the mixture or the bike will...
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,039
Posted By photorider
I've wanted to try this for some time. I'm moving...

I've wanted to try this for some time. I'm moving to Denver in a couple of months and changes in altitude have a massive effect on the slide type 53 carbs.

Has anybody done this? What is involved?
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,083
Posted By photorider
That was awesome.

That was awesome.
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,733
Posted By photorider
Like many others, I've had good experiences with...

Like many others, I've had good experiences with Ted Porter at the Beemer Shop.
He rebuilt a set oh heads for me about 10K miles ago and did a wonderful job. You just need to be patient and have a...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,282
Posted By photorider
"So I then tighten the rubber bracelet on the...

"So I then tighten the rubber bracelet on the carb, and it actually appears to hold. I turn on the petcock, and there is a small leak, but this will get me home."

Well played, sir. Well played.
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By photorider
Just get a cheap 13mm offset wrench from your...

Just get a cheap 13mm offset wrench from your local auto parts store. The cheaper the better. The cheap ones tend have a skinnier "elbow".

Grinding flats on a socket works but can be kind of a...
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,039
Posted By photorider
I would also recommend another stock cam....

I would also recommend another stock cam. Remember, our little R60's aren't like their big brothers.

They do have a tendency to ping but don't let people tell you it's something you need to live...
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By photorider
FWIW, The 680 works fine in the original tool...

FWIW, The 680 works fine in the original tool tray with space left over for a little storage. I carry a little Pelican box in there for stuff I want to make sure stays dry.
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,045
Posted By photorider
I've always liked these:...

I've always liked these: (http://www.racerpartswholesale.com/product/1111/Helen_Twowheels_Panniers_And_Tool_Roll)
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,862
Posted By photorider
Nice!

That front end looks beefy! Was it a straight swap?

Beautiful bike.
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,666
Posted By photorider
Wait a minute, did I miss the seat mod? Nice...

Wait a minute, did I miss the seat mod?

Nice work. You're going to have a nice/fun bike when you're finished.
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,141
Posted By photorider
WTB Gas cap

Hello everybody,
I'm looking for a /7 or later gas cap to fit an R65 tank.

Need not be pretty, just functional.
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By photorider
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By photorider
R80GS Basic G/S seat pan compatibility

Can anyone (I'm thinking of YOU Rob Farmer) tell me if an R80G/S seat pan can can be made to work on a R80GS Basic?

I realize the G/S seat may have some fitment issues, but I'm mainly concerned...
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,141
Posted By photorider
WTB- Gas cap to fit R65 tank

WTB-
Gas cap to fit R65 tank
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,367
Posted By photorider
I love this kind of shit! What kind of...

I love this kind of shit!

What kind of molasses are we talking about here?

Would it work for the inside of a tank?
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By photorider
That's one of the tidiest headlight shells I've...

That's one of the tidiest headlight shells I've seen. You should see mine!
Forum: Airheads 10-13-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By photorider
What's wrong with this picture

http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b503/photorider30/9C2616D7-3B35-4B35-B7DB-31E8DA39EE7B_zpsrpzvelkr.jpg
Forum: Airheads 10-11-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By photorider
GS steering head bearings

Anybody know what size the tapered roller bearings in the steering head are on a R100GS?
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By photorider
Thanks, Anton. We figured something wasn't quite...

Thanks, Anton. We figured something wasn't quite right.
Also, thanks for the great web site and all your help around here.

-Alex
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By photorider
Steering head bearing adjustment R100GS

I am trying to adjust the neck bearings on a R100GS but the knurled adjusting ring seems to be stuck in place.

Question: after loosening the locknut and lock tube completely, should I be able to...
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,076
Posted By photorider
Yes, they are clunky but can be made to shift...

Yes, they are clunky but can be made to shift well with practice. I've tried preloading and it can help but for me it's more about listening and timing my shifts. It took me several thousand miles to...
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By photorider
Amazon

Amazon
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By photorider
Check that the contact plate is securely attached...

Check that the contact plate is securely attached under the timing chest. There are so many warnings about not over-tightening it that I think sometimes people leave them a little too loose and with...
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By photorider
Thanks Silverhead. Not adding a headlight. Just...

Thanks Silverhead. Not adding a headlight. Just re-wiring the old one and putting in a brighter bulb.
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By photorider
Headlight relay install

Im looking into installing the H4 relay kit sold by Estern Beaver. Does anyone know if that setup does away with the stock headlight relay completely?

BTW, it's a /6.
Forum: Airheads 09-20-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,348
Posted By photorider
It's stock for the R100R. The GS shock is more...

It's stock for the R100R. The GS shock is more like 19.5"
Forum: Airheads 09-19-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,348
Posted By photorider
474mm (18.66")

474mm (18.66")
Forum: Airheads 09-16-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,348
Posted By photorider
http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag283/alexfled...

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag283/alexfledderjohn/image_zps7b8b1993.jpeg

I got mine today. I went with the shorter version (R100R length) for my GS.
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,334
Posted By photorider
Damn. You guys are good!

Damn. You guys are good!
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,467
Posted By photorider
I'm in!

I'm in!
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,815
Posted By photorider
Forget about the OEM part. As others have...

Forget about the OEM part. As others have mentioned it is a PITA.


This is a much better option. http://www.bmw2valve.com/motorcycle/D-6/3318304.html

I've changed both and the improved version...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,659
Posted By photorider
Where do you guys buy the stuff?

Where do you guys buy the stuff?
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By photorider
It's normal for one side to come out much darker...

It's normal for one side to come out much darker than the other. I use same oil in both legs. I've heard of others using different weights in each fork leg.
When you put your new springs in, you'll...
Forum: Airheads 08-11-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,348
Posted By photorider
Yes, thank you for setting this up. I'm...

Yes, thank you for setting this up.
I'm interested.
Is there a price list somewhere?
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By photorider
Replace bushings?

Replace bushings?
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,700
Posted By photorider
I put on Classic Attacks about 2K miles ago....

I put on Classic Attacks about 2K miles ago. Absolutely love them.
They replaced a set of Bridgestone S11s which I really liked.
The Contis seem to do everything better, though.
Highly...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By photorider
Try this... ...

Try this...

http://www.carlsalter.com/download.asp?p=364
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By photorider
Welcome back HRR! Good to see you around here...

Welcome back HRR!
Good to see you around here again.
You're going to love that GS.
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