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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:31 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 81,844
Posted By Beater
I like it. Nice through-put, no hesitations, and...

I like it. Nice through-put, no hesitations, and only 'loud' when you really hit the gas. Beyond that, its pretty civilized.
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,232
Posted By Beater
no

no
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,823
Posted By Beater
Pure Awesomeness. Paying it forward does the...

Pure Awesomeness. Paying it forward does the heart such good. :freaky
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By Beater
I'm guessing you now know where the problem is. ...

I'm guessing you now know where the problem is. Heh.

Might I suggest using hot air? I'm pretty sure Brad has some.





:hide
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 50,489
Posted By Beater
That's awesome. :clap

That's awesome. :clap
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,499
Posted By Beater
This is the main line heading west out of the...

This is the main line heading west out of the yard ... but beyond that, I'm not sure. I did find out that this was the 'entrance / bypass' yard to the main yard that is a couple miles away. ...
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,499
Posted By Beater
:clap wonderful.

:clap

wonderful.
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,499
Posted By Beater
This is Terminus. 'Terminus' was the first name...

This is Terminus. 'Terminus' was the first name for the city of Atlanta. This is where the rail line 'ended' ... and thus the name. This is the end of the yard that dates back to the 1820's. ...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 27,163
Posted By Beater
1973.5 R75/5 LWB. She lives. Did 40 miles on...

1973.5 R75/5 LWB. She lives. Did 40 miles on her today without a hiccup. I think the jets are still a hair lean ... may go up a size just for giggles.
...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,499
Posted By Beater
1973.5 R75/5 LWB. She still needs a redone...

1973.5 R75/5 LWB. She still needs a redone speedo, and will need a clutch soon. But the last time she was registered was 1993. This is the one that threw a valve through the piston, had a...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,663
Posted By Beater
Looking for a pair of /5 period BMW/Krauser bags....

Looking for a pair of /5 period BMW/Krauser bags. Must be functional, but 'pretty' is optional. :evil
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,108
Posted By Beater
Good luck with the healing. I know both of the...

Good luck with the healing. I know both of the 'patients' will come though it with a serious need for a good long ride. :freaky
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 687
Posted By Beater
Ethanol in gas actually solvates water, and there...

Ethanol in gas actually solvates water, and there will be a small amount of water in your gas if you use the ethanol shit. (and yes, 'shit' is the correct term here). With the natural temperature...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 687
Posted By Beater
There are some gas additives out there that will...

There are some gas additives out there that will remove water from tanks ... maybe try a bit?

Every time I fill up (and I always fill it up), I run for the first ~20 miles or so on reserve,...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 687
Posted By Beater
When the bike is running, the coils get hot. ...

When the bike is running, the coils get hot. And when hot, they expand ... when they expand, they suck in whatever is at the crack ... and if you were riding in rain, or extremely moist conditions,...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 687
Posted By Beater
Also, look at the coils for cracks. I had a...

Also, look at the coils for cracks. I had a situation once (twice, actually) where I ran the bike, got her good and warm, then shut her down in VERY moist conditions. Water was sucked into the...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 942
Posted By Beater
They have three ... choke, idle and main. There...

They have three ... choke, idle and main. There are several other types than the 'relatively-less-expensive' round sides that I have, that do have more circuits within them.

But I was...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 942
Posted By Beater
Yep. They were for a '91 R100. And they...

Yep. They were for a '91 R100. And they worked really well.




Yep. We'll be doing the same exercise we did in order to dial them in for this engine. The Atlanta contingent has...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 942
Posted By Beater
I'll get to that this weekend ... seems easy. ...

I'll get to that this weekend ... seems easy. Thanks!

So, I also went through the jets on the Mikuni Carbs ... increased the pilot from the 20 to 30, and then increased the main from 160 to...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 23,768
Posted By Beater
OK - Put VM32's on to the 73 R75/5. After some...

OK - Put VM32's on to the 73 R75/5. After some finagling, It's running really nice ... idle and acceleration to 6.5K rpm.

30 pilots
175 mains
Stock airbox set-up and thinner (0.25mm) metal...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,545
Views: 157,077
Posted By Beater
:y0! :lol3

:y0!





:lol3
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 942
Posted By Beater
I'm pretty sure they just said BMW ... ...

I'm pretty sure they just said BMW ...



OK ... I can check it out ... I know I did not put any greaser there. I'm still confused about where to apply the grease ... Am I to put a touch...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 942
Posted By Beater
I'll do it. Thanks!

I'll do it. Thanks!
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 942
Posted By Beater
It's a $20 one from Autozone. Do you have a...

It's a $20 one from Autozone. Do you have a verification procedure? :ear
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 942
Posted By Beater
Thanks for the replies ... The odometer says 37K,...

Thanks for the replies ... The odometer says 37K, and it is working but no real way to know if it's 37, 137 ... etc. The front doesn't seem noisy, its not 'noticable'. I bought BMW points from...
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 942
Posted By Beater
Jumpy Timing Marks (R75/5)

Engine maintenance is a fairly routine thing, but for some reason when you whip out the timing light the spectators think they've entered into a realm of mysticism. I was showing a neighbor when he...
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By Beater
That is freakin' cool. Holy shit. Ride of a...

That is freakin' cool. Holy shit. Ride of a lifetime. Dude has serious balls.

:clap
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 21,200
Posted By Beater
+1

+1
Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By Beater
There are a dozen bikes in there I would. Great...

There are a dozen bikes in there I would. Great work Kev!
Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,898
Views: 276,309
Posted By Beater
Says this now: And something else. ...

Says this now:



And something else. Thank you for this. I hadn't had a true belly laugh in a week or so, and this got it out. Maybe he'll take a my EBT card, but I wish he took cash. ...
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,661
Posted By Beater
Exactly what I just did with a set of new rings...

Exactly what I just did with a set of new rings on my /5. I think the rings have already set too ... after about 30 miles.
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,296
Posted By Beater
I think that's exactly what happened. I think the...

I think that's exactly what happened. I think the lace yanked it out. :shog

I'm a utilitarian 'motorcyclist'. I have fun, but really the bike is a tool to get from A to B. During this adventure, I...
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,296
Posted By Beater
That was me last night. I was *that* guy. I...

That was me last night. I was *that* guy. I stank.




I stand (stumble?) corrected. :lol3
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,296
Posted By Beater
Liquid Campfire starter? You can take the...

Liquid Campfire starter? You can take the Southerner out of the south, but you can take the south out of the Southerner. :freaky

Someone wielding MacGuyvery?

...
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,296
Posted By Beater
1. Love the Groundhog Day reference. 2. This...

1. Love the Groundhog Day reference.
2. This one is about to get some VM32's :evil




heh. This bike is about to be 'modded' with a set of bags, and a tool roll. I'll be sure to include those...
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,296
Posted By Beater
You're so silly. I couldn't use it, as it was...

You're so silly. I couldn't use it, as it was holding up the center stand. :lol3
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,296
Posted By Beater
* and this bike is teaching me loads. :huh ...

* and this bike is teaching me loads. :huh

:lol3
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By Beater
This has happened to me twice ... truth be told,...

This has happened to me twice ... truth be told, same bike. Once it was a relay.

Take the tank off, and have a buddy press the starter button (yes, while the tank is off), and when it clicks,...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By Beater
Is it a 'new starter'? Check the relay...

Is it a 'new starter'? Check the relay connections, the ground, and the red wire going to the starter. Sounds to me that your starter is just not getting enough juice.
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,296
Posted By Beater
Why I've never really liked Bings, or Need to Piss?

Riding down Ponce in Atlanta, breaking in the /5. She hasn't really been run in 20 years or so ... I decided to run her around for 10 miles per day to just get her back in the swing of things.
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