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Forum: Airheads 06-05-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Help again. Rear wheel bent too.

Hit a pothole last week and bent the front wheel rim on my R60/7. Thanks to this forum, I found a new one, which is being shipped to me even now.

Alas, I now see the rear wheel rim also is bent....
Forum: Old's Cool 05-31-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2,439
Views: 556,353
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Seeking Bmw R60/7 tail light housing

It came apart when I hit a big pothole. I just need the housing, but i'll buy the whole assembly (housing, reflector, lenses) if necessary.

I don't know the etiquette here. If anyone has this,...
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Beater, my man, It actually is the disk...

Beater, my man,

It actually is the disk brake on my bent wheel. To get a replacement from you from would be terrific. How do we do this?
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Help. Bent rim needs replacing

I hit a giant pothole this morning on my 1978 R60/7 and bent the front rim. Lucky that's all I bent. I am told it cannot be repaired. Bob's BMW says it will be two months, at least, before they can...
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 676
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Airhead rear drive removal question

I need to remove the rear final drive on my 1978 R60/7 for repairs off-site. Is it possible to do so without removing the right exhaust? The lower shock attachment bolt would appear to be...
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,062
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Make sure there's a little slack in your throttle...

Make sure there's a little slack in your throttle and choke cables. Check for any intake leak. Carb floats moving freely? Since you're in there, why not clean the idle jets?
Forum: Canada 05-18-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Helmet shoppoing in Toronto

I'm going to be visiting Toronto this summer on business and I thought I'd shop for a new helmet while I'm there. I'm looking for a flip-up or maybe a jet-fighter style. I'd especially like to see...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-11-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Where to reset a wonky odometer

Since I got my '78 R60/7 two years ago, the odometer has been showing several times the actual distance traveled. A mechanic tells me he can fix it (and also stop the funny eeek-eeeek noise from...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,597
Posted By Prairie Beemer
I doubt it's an electrical problem, since choking...

I doubt it's an electrical problem, since choking it seems to make a difference. It sounds to me like the right side is starved of fuel. That's why it starts running when the choke is on.

I'd...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By Prairie Beemer
You can only imagine how thrilled I am to learn...

You can only imagine how thrilled I am to learn this can be done from the outside.

Thank you, my friends.
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Airhead shifter gasket

Busted out my 78 R60/7 this weekend after parking it for the winter. Runs like a top, but whack-a-mole oil leaks continue. Does anyone know how to remove and replace a leaky gasket where the shifter...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-14-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Make sure there is some slack (2 or 3 mm at...

Make sure there is some slack (2 or 3 mm at least) in the cables. If they're too tight, the idle screw is ineffective.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,892
Posted By Prairie Beemer
If you have trouble with a vintage bike, you...

If you have trouble with a vintage bike, you could do worse than to seek help from a male Asian immigrant. Many of them are motorcycle enthusiasts with years of practical experience in their...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,861
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Alabama chrome. I love it. About riding an...

Alabama chrome. I love it.

About riding an airhead off the pavement, there is is some great advice in this thread, as usual. I am encouraged to hear from those who have done it. There are a lot of...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,861
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Airhead on gravel and dirt

I'd like to get a little more off the beaten path next spring on my R60/7. What can I expect from the bike on gravel, dirt, sand or maybe a little mud?

They seem to do fine in the old war movies.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-08-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 13,516
Posted By Prairie Beemer
On my R60/7, I've had good luck with my ears,...

On my R60/7, I've had good luck with my ears, which is necessary since the carbs have no vacuum ports. I turn down the idle screw on one side down as low as it goes with the engine still running,...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-29-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,584
Posted By Prairie Beemer
With respect to the vibration, it sounds like...

With respect to the vibration, it sounds like your carbs/throttle cables might be out of sync. There are many posts in this forum and elsewhere on how to synchronize bing carbs.

I can't offer any...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-23-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,426
Posted By Prairie Beemer
I feel the same way sometimes about my /7. I just...

I feel the same way sometimes about my /7. I just can't seem to get ahead of all the issues. When it's in need of work, which is about half the time, I have nothing else to ride. Ideally, I'd like to...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-23-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Oily airhead brakes

For a second time I am trying to stop gear oil from leaking into the rear brakes on my R60/7. This time I'll replace the gasket around the rear brake shaft that passes through the rear drive,...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-04-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By Prairie Beemer
You guys have come through again with the solid...

You guys have come through again with the solid info. I honestly would not be able to keep this old bike going were it not for the help from this site. I hope to eventually answer a few questions...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-04-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Is there a seal around this spindle shaft? An O...

Is there a seal around this spindle shaft? An O ring, perhaps?

Any ideas how I can tell if that's where the oil is coming from?
Forum: Old's Cool 09-04-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Bluhduh Help with fouled airhead drum brakes

Gear oil is somehow leaking from the rear wheel drive of my '78 airhead and getting into the brake drum and ruining expensive brake shoes. Is there some kind of seal in the rear drive I need to...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-02-2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Thanks, fellow Beemerites, for the excellent...

Thanks, fellow Beemerites, for the excellent info. I was confused and thought the seemingly small torque values applied to the locking nuts. I now realize that they apply to the pins that are locked...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-01-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Swingarm torque after spline lube?

Lubed the splines on my R60/7 today. The symptom was a shudder shifting into second, especially when warm. It shifts very nicely now. The job took about four hours, not including looking all over...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-07-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,249
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Airhead rear brake shoes question

This week, I'm going to replace the rear brake shoes (fouled with gear oil...don't ask) and clean the drums on my R60/7. Any tips? Anything else I should do while I'm in there? How difficult is it to...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Airhead tranny question

My R60/7 just came back from the shop where they replaced the main rear seal. There's no more oil leaking, blessedly, but now, transmission fluid is leaking from the big rubber boot between the back...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-02-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,103
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Airhead oil leak diagnosis?

My '78 R60/7 is leaking oil onto the little ledge above the oil pan. About two thimbels fuill a day, I'd say, judging from my garage floor.

The culprit is not the neutral switch, which I just...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 39,471
Posted By Prairie Beemer
My riding boots are black Doc Martens with the...

My riding boots are black Doc Martens with the eight eyelets. Very comfortable with an old-school look, but they leave a brown melted mess on the pipes if you touch them with the composite heel, as I...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,280
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Here's what I'd do: Make sure there's a...

Here's what I'd do:

Make sure there's a little slack in the throttle cables so the slides are all the way down at idle and sitting on the adjustment screws. You should be able to move the cable...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Grease V. Oil on Clutch Cable End

The little brass cylinder on the end of my airhead's clutch cable was not turning smoothly, causing the cable to judder when the lever is pulled, thus inviting cable failure. When I replaced a cable...
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,655
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Alas, no lift. Instead, I have a small piece of...

Alas, no lift. Instead, I have a small piece of leftover carpet that I put down on the garage floor to lie on when I have to get under the bike.

There are so many oil drips on my garage floor,...
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,655
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Alas, no lift. Instead, I have a small piece of...

Alas, no lift. Instead, I have a small piece of leftover carpet that I put down on the garage floor to lie on when I have to get under the bike.

There are so many oil drips on my garage floor,...
Forum: Airheads 05-18-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,655
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Mr R60/7 is likewise leaking from the neutral...

Mr R60/7 is likewise leaking from the neutral switch, I think. I'll have to replace it with the transmission in place. Lots of info on the web, but still a daunting task for the first time.

My...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,922
Posted By Prairie Beemer
That's a lovely bike, no doubt, except for the...

That's a lovely bike, no doubt, except for the ghastly throne. The crash bars and luggage racks could go, too.

To offer $3,500 on an asking price of $4000 is reasonable, especially if you have to...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,794
Posted By Prairie Beemer
You people are the best. Thanks especially for...

You people are the best. Thanks especially for the offer of free Halo tape, but I'm sure I can get some here for less than the postage would cost.

That will be a good, legal fix until I can find...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,794
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Police Want Airhead Fork Reflectors

Help. Along with a few dozen other riders, I was stopped by police for a safety check. It was actually kind of a lark to jaw with the po about bikes while they checked for the requisite safety...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2009, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By Prairie Beemer
On the Road Again

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Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By Prairie Beemer
I got a Memphis Shades handlebar-mount windshield...

I got a Memphis Shades handlebar-mount windshield on my old airhead, the Classic Deuce model. It offers pretty good protection and is visually unobtrusive. The color gradient from clear to black...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-05-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 728
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Anyone familiar with Momo helmets?

Has anyone tried a Momo Fighter helmet. This would look dashing on a vintage bike, I think.

Here's a link to an image:
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Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By Prairie Beemer
Airhead oil filter question

It's minus 30 degrees C. here (minus 22 F.) so, instead of riding, I can only think about riding, which got me thinking about an oil filter for for my '78 R60/7.

When I put it away last fall fall,...
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