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Forum: Airheads Today, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Big Bamboo
BMW Recalls 49,000 Bikes for Faulty Rear Flange

BMW recalls nearly 49,000 motorcycles for faulty rear wheel flange

Publish Date: Mar 27, 2015 .
WESTWOOD, N.J. - BMW of North America is recalling nearly 49,000 motorcycles from the 2005 through...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Big Bamboo
Make sure the transmission is in neutral and pull...

Make sure the transmission is in neutral and pull in the clutch lever when trying to start it. There is a switch on the clutch lever that may need to be adjusted for the start circuit to work. It can...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,106
Posted By Big Bamboo
Do you have any crankcase breather covers that...

Do you have any crankcase breather covers that vent straight up? (not the early kind that vent to the rear into the right clamshell)
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By Big Bamboo
It looks like the fender brace bolt may be...

It looks like the fender brace bolt may be holding the (drilled and tapped, I assume) brake plate...! :eek1 ...
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By Big Bamboo
That looks like failed Kreem lining. I have read...

That looks like failed Kreem lining. I have read that acetone will dissolve it. A few short lengths of chain will help with knocking stuff loose, and be far easier to remove than nuts and bolts when...
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Big Bamboo
Did you get the mounts with the studs threaded...

Did you get the mounts with the studs threaded into the body? Much easier installation than the loose stud variety!
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16,863
Views: 10,464,811
Posted By Big Bamboo
https://buyvintage1.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/po...

https://buyvintage1.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/poster_puch_french.jpg?w=480
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16,863
Views: 10,464,811
Posted By Big Bamboo
Same girl, same bike...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10994473_654864981305976_6691340114561856559_n.jpg?oh=a58ddd425bb84ba4ffafdd0ff2265c7a&oe=558ED6C6&__gda__=1435799212_ac496436cb69b7f888...
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Big Bamboo
Not a problem.

Not a problem.
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By Big Bamboo
The 13.4" shock is for long wheelbase bikes. The...

The 13.4" shock is for long wheelbase bikes. The short wheelbase shock is more like 13" eye to eye...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 920
Posted By Big Bamboo
It's a good idea to replace both gears at the...

It's a good idea to replace both gears at the same time.
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7,810
Views: 1,576,084
Posted By Big Bamboo
Nice

Raglan :http://www.seabreeze.com.au/Img/Photos/Surfing/1038047.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16,863
Views: 10,464,811
Posted By Big Bamboo
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_473nrD5vEv8/S9_7e0V7r2I/...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_473nrD5vEv8/S9_7e0V7r2I/AAAAAAAACgg/ZUDB2K7ga24/s1600/motorcycle-mamma.jpg
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 16,679
Posted By Big Bamboo
Very nice! Needs stripes on the front fender,...

Very nice! Needs stripes on the front fender, though... :deal
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By Big Bamboo
Correct

Correct
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Big Bamboo
Yes, there is an overflow tube that will drip at...

Yes, there is an overflow tube that will drip at times. Old bowl gaskets can also contribute to a drip...
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,456
Posted By Big Bamboo
Jeff, I was under the impression that the valve...

Jeff, I was under the impression that the valve rotation was accomplished by having the rocker tips off center on the valves. An angle cut would make no sense to me. Reduced contact patch...? :huh
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Big Bamboo
Instead of trying to switch things in the bucket,...

Instead of trying to switch things in the bucket, I'd be tempted to swap the entire headlight, switches and harness as a unit. Less fiddley bits to re-engineer...
Forum: Regional forums 03-16-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 141,176
Posted By Big Bamboo
Snow on Mauna Kea

http://m4.i.pbase.com/g9/51/962751/2/159465324.dqnh21LD.jpg
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7,810
Views: 1,576,084
Posted By Big Bamboo
Snow on Mauna Kea

http://m4.i.pbase.com/g9/51/962751/2/159465324.dqnh21LD.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,089
Posted By Big Bamboo
I avoid spraying any brake cleaner near hot...

I avoid spraying any brake cleaner near hot exhausts, engines, flames, etc. Some types will vaporize into phosgene gas, a component in chemical warfare...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,181
Posted By Big Bamboo
There is no headlight relay on a /5. That plug is...

There is no headlight relay on a /5. That plug is for the bulb in the headlight.
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,181
Posted By Big Bamboo
...and your brake switch (lower right) already...

...and your brake switch (lower right) already has the wires attached.
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,181
Posted By Big Bamboo
Nope, those clips are for the battery covers. The...

Nope, those clips are for the battery covers. The clips for the wires are separate from the frame and go on the cross member above the swing arm.
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,181
Posted By Big Bamboo
These guys have the deals on petcocks. FREE...

These guys have the deals on petcocks. FREE shipping too! http://www.eubmw.com/
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,181
Posted By Big Bamboo
The rear brake switch wires were originally...

The rear brake switch wires were originally clipped to the frame cross member and should have just enough length to reach the switch. Zip ties will work if the metal clips are missing. Those petcocks...
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,181
Posted By Big Bamboo
What size is the rear tire? Too big tires will...

What size is the rear tire? Too big tires will rub, but there is a wider inboard spacer available that will move the wheel a few mm to the left. Those two wires may be for the rear brake light...
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Big Bamboo
I'm loving my Shinkos, but I notice the rear end...

I'm loving my Shinkos, but I notice the rear end stepping out more on the pavement twisties... http://m3.i.pbase.com/g9/51/962751/2/159265753.p0dQEGi5.jpg
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Big Bamboo
http://www.euromotoelectrics.com/BMW-R-Airhead-Dio...

http://www.euromotoelectrics.com/BMW-R-Airhead-Diode-Board-Metal-Stud-Mounts-p/boalt-mount131.htm
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Big Bamboo
What's a guide ring?

What's a guide ring?
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,125
Posted By Big Bamboo
http://www.cycleworks.net/

http://www.cycleworks.net/
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By Big Bamboo
Penetrating oil didn't do the trick so I pulled...

Penetrating oil didn't do the trick so I pulled it apart and cleaned/lubed everything. The sticking pivot was rusty, so scraped and buffed and now it works perfectly. Not that hard to do, really. I...
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7,810
Views: 1,576,084
Posted By Big Bamboo
http://40.media.tumblr.com/77375dc6bbf3fffb1b413dc...

http://40.media.tumblr.com/77375dc6bbf3fffb1b413dc06c52f3cc/tumblr_nl5itc6jBG1sls0ndo1_500.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-13-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,698
Posted By Big Bamboo
http://m6.i.pbase.com/g1/51/962751/2/146008906.MwJ...

http://m6.i.pbase.com/g1/51/962751/2/146008906.MwJpTj8A.jpg
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By Big Bamboo
OK, got it off (luckily this one had a solid plug...

OK, got it off (luckily this one had a solid plug that didn't disintegrate when I touched it) and found the problem. After prying off the side cover I could see the pivot points for the advance...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By Big Bamboo
Sticking Bean Can

Working on a friends recent purchase 1991 R100GSPD. Bike was neglected and sat for a few years before he bought it. Carbs rebuilt, and it started and idled OK, but the Z mark was showing in the...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Big Bamboo
Did you clean the old grease out of the advance...

Did you clean the old grease out of the advance unit? It can stick in the wrong position if not. It takes a very light grease on the camshaft and inside of the advance unit. The grease for the felt...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7,810
Views: 1,576,084
Posted By Big Bamboo
I just did a little research, and it turns out...

I just did a little research, and it turns out the Emgos do come in two lengths. Their cigar style are about 2" shorter, available on Amazon and elsewhere.
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,638
Posted By Big Bamboo
I wish someone would make one that only wraps...

I wish someone would make one that only wraps around the lower half of the valve cover, and a peanut valve cover version, too!
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By Big Bamboo
I was always under the impression that BMW...

I was always under the impression that BMW bearing stacks were a direct replacement. Isn't that correct?
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