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Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,981
Posted By jtatknox
I just went through this with my R65. If the...

I just went through this with my R65. If the entire rest of the system is working right, you should still be able to start with a maladjusted bean can long enough to get a light on it. HOWEVER, if...
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,853
Posted By jtatknox
Resurrecting thread… Has anyone had any luck with...

Resurrecting thread… Has anyone had any luck with a kit? I'm looking at the Boxer Metal Acewell mount above, but Chris indicated to me that it may not fit great on an R65.
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 39,607
Posted By jtatknox
love it

1) Where'd you get that fairing and what did it take to mount it?! Sorry if I missed it the first time I read through. Happy to go back to the right page.

EDIT: Flat Racer, page 8.

2) I tried...
Forum: Airheads 12-05-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By jtatknox
Yes! Loaded into the back of a u haul van on the...

Yes! Loaded into the back of a u haul van on the hottest day of the year in northern Virginia with just me, a folding ramp, and a skinny little woman. Drove it up to Albany, NY and left it in my old...
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 39,607
Posted By jtatknox
I love this thread, especially the concept art....

I love this thread, especially the concept art. I'm working on my own R65 racer and was wondering if anyone had ever put together a list of suitable parts and sources? I've found a few BMW cafe...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By jtatknox
:clap Ding ding ding! Winner! I...

:clap

Ding ding ding! Winner!

I replaced with the Alpha ignition for dual plug from Motorrad Elektrik, set the timing and now it runs like a beast. Great test tool: I clipped the bean can wire...
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By jtatknox
The other times I had problems had to do with...

The other times I had problems had to do with carburetor maladjustment, fouled plugs, etc followed by not knowing how to clear a flooded engine. Been smooth riding since...

I do have a clymer at...
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By jtatknox
Dead 81 R65 again needs to run for move

Hey folks, after many thousands of good miles on my R65 it stopped starting again today. I'm in a bind because I need to move from DC NYC and need a running bike to do so.

So far diagnosis:

New...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,160
Posted By jtatknox
If it's the sender, I found the best tool for...

If it's the sender, I found the best tool for that was 12 point 24 mm deep socket. I think I paid $10 for the new switch.

Hopefully it's just the lamp, though.
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,160
Posted By jtatknox
I went on an all-day drunk yesterday instead of...

I went on an all-day drunk yesterday instead of working on the bike.

Update....

I put in a new oil pressure switch, double checked the oil filter, closed the petcock and emptied the float...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,689
Posted By jtatknox
Update

Update....

I put in a new oil pressure switch, double checked the oil filter, closed the petcock and emptied the float bowls.

I turned the ignition on, and the oil light came on. Turned the...
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,689
Posted By jtatknox
I looked at the microfiche and of course it looks...

I looked at the microfiche and of course it looks nothing like the actual oil filter kits that are sold. Lots of parts not in the diagram in the kit and parts in the kit not in the diagram. Of course...
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,689
Posted By jtatknox
That's a relief to hear... Must be gremlins... ...

That's a relief to hear... Must be gremlins...

Should I just quadruple-check the filter installation, replace the oil pressure light and try again? Or should I drain the oil, look for metal bits...
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,689
Posted By jtatknox
It was running like a top, then I did 3 things: ...

It was running like a top, then I did 3 things:

Change the oil/oil filter and change the gear oil.

The oil is full, the gear oil is full... I have no idea why else it would not start.
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,160
Posted By jtatknox
I think I killed my '84 R65

Did my first airhead oil change. Took the older filter out, placed a new filter in, added 2.4L oil, checked oil, everything seemed OK. Took the bike around the block and it died.

Oil light never...
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,689
Posted By jtatknox
Think I killed my airhead - $2,000 o ring

Did my first airhead oil change. Took the older filter out, placed a new filter in, added 2.4L oil, checked oil, everything seemed OK. Took the bike around the block and it died.

No weird noises...
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,913
Posted By jtatknox
Tool quality question

What's the difference between these two bit sets other than country of origin and $58.47? I want to make good investments in quality tools, but I also want to make SMART investments. I'd love to hear...
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By jtatknox
I'm not at the timing stage yet, but am aware I...

I'm not at the timing stage yet, but am aware I need to make some timing adjustments once I get this plug situation fixed. I promise to post some detailed photos of my Accel coil installation.

I...
Forum: The Garage 02-13-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By jtatknox
Dual plugged R65 needs narrow shell plugs

Previous owner had the heads on my '84 R65 machined for dual plugs. The machinist did a really good job and built up the head to allow for .75" reach 14mm plugs. The plugs that were in there were NGK...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 127,996
Posted By jtatknox
Gasp! Where can I get a knockoff headlight bucket...

Gasp! Where can I get a knockoff headlight bucket like this?!
Forum: Face plant 01-31-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,694
Posted By jtatknox
State Farm is paying for everything! Don't...

State Farm is paying for everything!

Don't give up, guys.
Forum: The Garage 01-31-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,254
Posted By jtatknox
Cylinder inspection (mirror, USB scope)

My R65 was fit for dual plugs by the previous owner. I want to check that they are extending the right amount into the cylinder. Options include $20 USB scope or a telescoping mirror. I don't want to...
Forum: Face plant 01-16-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,694
Posted By jtatknox
Practicing braking is really good advice that...

Practicing braking is really good advice that everyone should take! I think if I had had more braking practice I could have potentially avoided locking up the front wheel. Then again, maybe not...
Forum: Face plant 01-14-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,694
Posted By jtatknox
Update

Got a witness to contact the other guy's insurance. Starting to look like insurance might cave, but they are sending a guy out to time the lights at the intersection.

Here is my one regret: I...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By jtatknox
Weird lean condition

Help me understand this lean condition...

Bike: 1984 BMW R65, Dellorto PHF carbs

Problem: The left cylinder head is fine, but the right cylinder head is running about 50 ºF hotter all the time....
Forum: Face plant 12-18-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,694
Posted By jtatknox
Not that I can say it actually WORKS given...

Not that I can say it actually WORKS given present circumstances, but the 3M retroreflective striping tape (silver 2" and black 1/4") is tits when it comes to visibility. I can't believe how bright...
Forum: Face plant 12-18-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,694
Posted By jtatknox
New desktop background...

New desktop background...
Forum: Face plant 12-18-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,694
Posted By jtatknox
What if this happens in a car? Say the other...

What if this happens in a car? Say the other driver crosses into your lane and you either swerve off the road or get hit head on. Is that also a one car accident?!
Forum: Face plant 12-18-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,694
Posted By jtatknox
There was a van traveling in front of me at some...

There was a van traveling in front of me at some distance, at least 5-10 car lengths. I saw him, so there's no reason he should not have seen me. I think he was trying to hot dog and flip a left turn...
Forum: Face plant 12-18-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,694
Posted By jtatknox
Punched my left turn ticket

Inexperienced rider, 1,500 miles total on an '84 BMW R65. I was riding in the city after dark, approaching a 4-way intersection traveling at 25 mph in 2nd gear. I observed a car coming the opposite...
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,365
Posted By jtatknox
depends on the market

I paid $2,650 for a non-starting '84 R65 this summer in Washington, DC. I had to put about $300 into it, but now it's a CHAMP. It really depends on the market you are buying in. Yours is low mileage...
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By jtatknox
Ignition coil mounting

I found out when replacing the valve cover gaskets on my new-to-me '84 R65 that the previous own had drilled the heads for dual plugging.

I found a pair of cheap cylinder style Accel coils that I...
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,347
Posted By jtatknox
Report... I lowered the needle one notch...

Report...

I lowered the needle one notch leaner to the middle setting. I think the bike runs better at that setting for 1/4 to 1/2 throttle which is where I have it pretty much 95% of the time. I...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,347
Posted By jtatknox
Thanks, everyone for the ideas! I opened up...

Thanks, everyone for the ideas!

I opened up a can of worms here with the pump question!

I think I am too rich in the 1/4-3/4 range but possibly too lean at full throttle. I'm going to put the...
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,347
Posted By jtatknox
Full jetting update: main jet: 130 idle...

Full jetting update:

main jet: 130
idle jet: 55
needle jet: AB265
needle: K8
slide: 50/1
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,347
Posted By jtatknox
Thanks for your input! Needle: K8 Slide:...

Thanks for your input!

Needle: K8
Slide: 50/1
Needle jet: forgot to look, will look today after work. Could be anything...
Main jet: 130

I forgot to mention that the bike feels like it runs...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,347
Posted By jtatknox
R65 Dellorto PHF 32 jetting starting point?

I bought a used R65 with Dellorto PHF 32s. Plugs look toasty brown after city driving plug chop, but it's guzzling gas and has black soot on the inside of the exhausts. I think it's running pig rich...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By jtatknox
1984 R65 tail light and instrument lights only work in park position

I have this exact problem with my 1984 R65 in which I replaced the ignition switch:

http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/archive/index.php/t-53527.html

It looks to me based on wiring diagrams that I...
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,086
Posted By jtatknox
VTO port

My BMW R65 has aftermarket Dellorto PHF carbs. Any idea where this part comes into play or where it gets installed?
...
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,086
Posted By jtatknox
vacuum take off adapter

Sorry to resurrect such an old thread, but I have a pair of aftermarket Dellorto PHF carbs on my '84 R65. I have a nice balancer, but I am not sure of the VTO situation. Based on the rest of this...
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