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Forum: Airheads Today, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By photorider
Damn. You guys are good!

Damn. You guys are good!
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,862
Posted By photorider
I'm in!

I'm in!
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,116
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, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 904
Posted By photorider
Where do you guys buy the stuff?

Where do you guys buy the stuff?
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
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, 06:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,948
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, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By photorider
Replace bushings?

Replace bushings?
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,273
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, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By photorider
Try this... ...

Try this...

http://www.carlsalter.com/download.asp?p=364
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
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.
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,501
Posted By photorider
If you want a comfortable road trip get the...

If you want a comfortable road trip get the Strom. If you want an adventure with style and class that will include friendly conversations with moto lovers everywhere you go, get an Airhead.

Also,...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,070
Posted By photorider
Did you synch the cables? Sounds like you could...

Did you synch the cables? Sounds like you could be taking off on one cylinder.
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By photorider
Spray some Seafoam in there.

Spray some Seafoam in there.
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,954
Posted By photorider
I have an R60/6 and love it for back road...

I have an R60/6 and love it for back road cruising. I have ridden it cross country and it is a great old bike. That said, if you are looking for a highway cruiser, I don't think this is the bike for...
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,505
Posted By photorider
Sounds like a bicycle would be a better vehicle...

Sounds like a bicycle would be a better vehicle for that commute. Your bike won't even warm up in three blocks!
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By photorider
The sounds mine makes also change with temp but...

The sounds mine makes also change with temp but in subtle ways, there shouldn't be anything too drastic/alarming.

About vibration...
Try synching your throttle cables again. You want a nice even...
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By photorider
Do you have spark on that side after it dies? ...

Do you have spark on that side after it dies?

Does it start back up after sitting a while?

Do you have a tank bag?

Is it possible the tank is not venting properly?

If you answered yes to...
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,411
Posted By photorider
I'm also trying the heavy shock proof gear oil at...

I'm also trying the heavy shock proof gear oil at the moment and am happy with it. Bike shifts well and the transmission is a little quieter.
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,245
Posted By photorider
"I always use new pushrod tube seals installed...

"I always use new pushrod tube seals installed clean and dry with the release agent scrubbed off the inside and outside of the seals."

What is the release agent and how do you scrub it off?
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,112
Posted By photorider
Brilliant.

Brilliant.
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,119
Posted By photorider
IMHO, that CB1100 is a beautiful bike. The black...

IMHO, that CB1100 is a beautiful bike. The black one especially.
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,636
Posted By photorider
I chased a low speed wobble (30mph) on my /6 for...

I chased a low speed wobble (30mph) on my /6 for a long time. Like Zodiac, I tried everything that was suggested to me because I refused to believe what a lot of people told me and that is "they all...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By photorider
I've thought about using a heavy duty hook to...

I've thought about using a heavy duty hook to keep it out of the way and avoid the risk of knocking it over. I have a couple that are coated in some sort of plastic/rubber that I used to hang...
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By photorider
http://www.re-psycle.com also has them

http://www.re-psycle.com also has them
Forum: Airheads 03-10-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By photorider
Has anyone done this repair with the transmission...

Has anyone done this repair with the transmission in place? Any tips?
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By photorider
"Of course it's spendy. It's got BOTH "cafe...

"Of course it's spendy. It's got BOTH "cafe racer" AND "scrambler" in its name. Gotta wear some pretty tight, expensive jeans to see any value in that subframe. Goofy 60s haircut and hipster beard...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,456
Posted By photorider
Wow. Four pages on finding TDC. I'm going to make...

Wow. Four pages on finding TDC. I'm going to make some popcorn and get a beer in case the OP has some follow-up questions on actually setting the valves!

Yes, I'm bored too...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,130
Posted By photorider
So true. Maybe this thread should be renamed...

So true.

Maybe this thread should be renamed "All the internet problems of the boxer engine". :D
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,679
Posted By photorider
Just re-read. Got it. Again, thanks for sharing...

Just re-read. Got it. Again, thanks for sharing your fine work.
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,679
Posted By photorider
Pardon my ignorance, but what is the purpose of...

Pardon my ignorance, but what is the purpose of the guide coat?
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6,364
Views: 1,275,541
Posted By photorider
Whoa! I thought the R65LS fairing was funky!

Whoa!
I thought the R65LS fairing was funky!
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,838
Posted By photorider
Yes, would be nice to be that tall! The OP may...

Yes, would be nice to be that tall! The OP may not be so lucky, though. I never could deploy mine while sitting on the bike.

I never understood why some things on the Airhead GS seem to be made...
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,838
Posted By photorider
Get a good side stand. Especially if you're going...

Get a good side stand. Especially if you're going to travel on it.
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By photorider
If you don't mind doing a little work and want to...

If you don't mind doing a little work and want to keep costs low, rebuild the Bosch. It's an easy job. Just clean it up and replace the bushings check brushes and you're good to go. As has already...
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,747
Posted By photorider
Thanks for the input guys. To be honest, the bike...

Thanks for the input guys. To be honest, the bike is not really my cup of tea but I have developed a bad habit of wanting to rescue these old beemers. I think I'll knock on his door tomorrow and...
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,747
Posted By photorider
R65ls

Hey gang,
A neighbor has an R65LS that has been sitting unused in his open garage for several years. I need another bike like I need another hole in my head but it kills me to see it deteriorating...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,329
Posted By photorider
Jon-Lars, that is one good looking machine!

Jon-Lars, that is one good looking machine!
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,901
Posted By photorider
Same here. I find it is definitely a compromise. ...

Same here. I find it is definitely a compromise.

I would put the bike on the center stand and stand on the pegs with bars slightly loose and adjust to what feels good. Just rotating the bars up...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,469
Posted By photorider
Thanks for the detailed write-up, Danedg. Will...

Thanks for the detailed write-up, Danedg.
Will probably print it out for reference when we get into it tomorrow.
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,469
Posted By photorider
Thanks, Disston. No need to apologize! I...

Thanks, Disston.
No need to apologize!
I always appreciate your input. You have given me and many others much good advice.
Keep it coming!
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