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Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By DiabloADV
Related to electrics... Went down to the...

Related to electrics...

Went down to the local hot rod shop to look for points cam grease. The old crusty guy said, "Here, just take this. Should last you five years."
...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By DiabloADV
In the standard SPDT relay nomenclature...30 and...

In the standard SPDT relay nomenclature...30 and 87a are closed all the time when no current passes from 85 to 86. Meaning...30-87a is hard-wired when 85-86 is open (ie, switch off; starter button...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By DiabloADV
Bump...anyone?

Bump...anyone?
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By DiabloADV
One thing I know for sure...if I described here...

One thing I know for sure...if I described here the method used to balance my motor, it doesn't matter what I say or who did it. Doesn't matter if the world's singular BMW motor balancing savant did...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By DiabloADV
Balancing was only $150.

Balancing was only $150.
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By DiabloADV
I had mine all balanced together when I got the...

I had mine all balanced together when I got the Seibenrock kit. They were pretty far off. Everything but the clutch friction plate.

Are 11s stronger than 10s? Sure. But...is there some kind of...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By DiabloADV
That would hardly make sense...change out big...

That would hardly make sense...change out big heavy parts rather than buy five bolts.

Besides, this flywheel/crank/rods/pistons set has all been balanced.

The bolts are "necked" because they...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By DiabloADV
Studying various wiring diagrams. Looking at the...

Studying various wiring diagrams. Looking at the just-post /6 diagrams...and this starter relay setup.

IIRC...the 87a post is closed without power running thru 85 & 86. IOW -- it's on if there is...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,445
Posted By DiabloADV
Well...you get 1" more of ride height at a given...

Well...you get 1" more of ride height at a given steering tube angle, but you don't get any more total wheel travel.
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By DiabloADV
/6 WireUp Q Thread

I'm assembling my /6 motor into /5 frame. Using some stock wiring; some custom. I'll have periodic questions so thought I'd start my own thread.

First -- on this /6 motor/timing cover, the diode...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By DiabloADV
Mine are definitely drilled for the shorter...

Mine are definitely drilled for the shorter bolts.

Thanks for clearing this up for me.
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By DiabloADV
Ah...I see. The fiche for 90/6 on Max's website...

Ah...I see. The fiche for 90/6 on Max's website is wrong.
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By DiabloADV
Flywheel bolts?

I'm assembling what I've always assumed to be a '74 R90/6 motor.

It came with short 10mm flywheel bolts. The new ones I got from MaxBMW are long. Both thread in OK. Both measure ~9.9mm across the...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By DiabloADV
Maybe it's a police tank...? ...

Maybe it's a police tank...?
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By DiabloADV
Hmmm....good point. I got it off the shelf at the...

Hmmm....good point. I got it off the shelf at the salvage shop with all the other KZ tanks. It is exact in profile, and the mounts are the same.

But, every other KZ tank I see on fleabay has a...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By DiabloADV
Bump. Anybody...?

Bump. Anybody...?
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By DiabloADV
Tank cap help

I have this old KZ1000 tank, and I need a fuel cap. I figger this is some sort of generic thing I can get for cheap -- just want something round and shiny.

Can anybody point me to just what...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By DiabloADV
Shorten Showas?

I have a pair of Showas from an '04 RM125. They've been put on a bike with much less travel (airhead frame). I need them about 2" shorter. Want to do it myself so I can play around with the final...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By DiabloADV
Thanks for the tips. Much appreciated...

Thanks for the tips. Much appreciated...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By DiabloADV
The Anakee II have have on the rear now is...

The Anakee II have have on the rear now is 120/90, and is 118mm wide as-mounted. I could have about 10mm more total width and still have swingarm clearance.
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By DiabloADV
Didn't see the AM26 comes in the pairing I need....

Didn't see the AM26 comes in the pairing I need. Not easy to find.

The AM26 would work, too. Any reason to choose that over the BT45?
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By DiabloADV
These are standard tubeless tires -- wheels are...

These are standard tubeless tires -- wheels are 17x2.5, sealed for tubeless. I think the BT45s are bias-ply.

Anyway, the front choices are 110/70 or 110/80. Rear are 120/80 and 120/90. Trying to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By DiabloADV
related Q -- does it matter if I buy two "front...

related Q -- does it matter if I buy two "front tires" instead of "front and rear" from a given brand, if the sizes are otherwise right?
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By DiabloADV
Tire size Q

Hey ... I'm trying to pick a pair of tires for my modified airhead project. Rims are 17x2.5 front and rear.

I can get Bridgestone BT45s in various sizes...difference being aspect ratio:

110/70...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,657
Posted By DiabloADV
I put RM125 USD forks on my airhead frame. Just a...

I put RM125 USD forks on my airhead frame. Just a simple spacer at the top and it works. I used the big washers that came in the bearing kits. Someday I might have somebody machine me a nice spacer,...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,205
Posted By DiabloADV
+1 Shane is the type of owner/collector that...

+1

Shane is the type of owner/collector that is good for the category.

People spend $100k on a wakeboard boat they use 10 days a year; $300k on a vacation cabin that sees 10 nights a year.

A...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,205
Posted By DiabloADV
FWIW...having read the build thread...this bike...

FWIW...having read the build thread...this bike rides WAY better than a stock bike.
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By DiabloADV
I have GEICO (car and bike). A guy backed into my...

I have GEICO (car and bike). A guy backed into my Z3 Coupe a couple weeks ago. He also had GEICO.

They sent me to the best body shop around here (BMW & Mercedes dealers send cars there). Listened...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,756
Posted By DiabloADV
I sold it to Greg Hutchinson, who was finishing...

I sold it to Greg Hutchinson, who was finishing it as an adventure bike for a client.
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,205
Posted By DiabloADV
Seibenrock kit -- bigger; higher compression.

Seibenrock kit -- bigger; higher compression.
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,205
Posted By DiabloADV
There is a long build thread at bmwmoa.org by the...

There is a long build thread at bmwmoa.org by the bike owner, Shane.

Shane has a restored Porsche (550?) and wanted a bike to match. The paint on that airhead is the Porsche color.

A lot of...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 929
Posted By DiabloADV
My bike came with the hole plugged with some sort...

My bike came with the hole plugged with some sort of epoxy, and a tube sticking out to push a hose over. Not the prettiest solution, but it works.
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By DiabloADV
This is why I take the home-brew approach (high...

This is why I take the home-brew approach (high quality rattle-can products). I know I'll be back at it fabricating a luggage rack attachment point or something down the line. Sand, weld, paint...
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,902
Posted By DiabloADV
21" Front airhead wheel; drum brake; Woody's-built

21" 21x1.85 Excel rim laced to front drum hub. Built by Woody's; never mounted or ridden. Includes larger fender and fork bracket to fit the bigger wheel.

My project went in a different direction....
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By DiabloADV
I have a 21" front wheel with /5 drum hub...if...

I have a 21" front wheel with /5 drum hub...if you're interested...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 713
Posted By DiabloADV
:1drink I'm going to wire up the green...

:1drink

I'm going to wire up the green light. But I pull the clutch in to start out of long habit.
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 713
Posted By DiabloADV
The /5 harness is pretty close to what I need....

The /5 harness is pretty close to what I need. The main difference is that I won't have a headlight shell for connecting everything.

Question about /5 wiring -- there is a neutral switch and...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 713
Posted By DiabloADV
The item I'm looking at isn't the "main wiring...

The item I'm looking at isn't the "main wiring harness." Those are expensive -- all the lights, switches and indicators, etc. The "main harness" for a /6 is over $500. Given that my project doesn't...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 713
Posted By DiabloADV
Many thanks. I dug around and I found an old...

Many thanks. I dug around and I found an old tired version of that harness so I now know what it does. For the price, it's enough of a time savings to be easily worth it to me.
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 713
Posted By DiabloADV
Got it. Thanks. That connector is simple enough...

Got it. Thanks. That connector is simple enough to work up if it's not there.
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