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Forum: Airheads 05-23-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,538
Posted By R12Battletub
Well, this dog ain't going to hunt. The input...

Well, this dog ain't going to hunt. The input shaft bearing nearest the engine fell out with no heat required. It wiggles around in a disturbing fashion while in the bore, so this gearbox is going...
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,538
Posted By R12Battletub
Hi Brett, I was wondering if you were on here. I...

Hi Brett, I was wondering if you were on here. I can't tell you much about the kickstart lever position because mine was wonky from day one. Yours looks higher than mine was so you might be in good...
Forum: Canada 04-26-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9,851
Views: 694,295
Posted By R12Battletub
http://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2...

http://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/tridays-triumph-scrambler.jpg:evil
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,538
Posted By R12Battletub
Hi Bill, thanks. I took your advice and ordered...

Hi Bill, thanks. I took your advice and ordered new bearings. At least I will know what's in there if I head out on a long road trip.
While waiting for the bearings I decided to crack open the...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,538
Posted By R12Battletub
Good stuff guys! Aside from standing on the...

Good stuff guys! Aside from standing on the passenger peg that's exactly how I was starting mine. I was finding it difficult to get enough of a "spin" though, with around one third of a kick. ...
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,538
Posted By R12Battletub
Thanks guys, I checked Benchmark and it was...

Thanks guys, I checked Benchmark and it was listed at $413 which, with our exchange rate, is frightfully expensive. I checked out Cycleworks and here is what I found out about their repair service ...
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,538
Posted By R12Battletub
Ok, here is what it looks like. This is why its...

Ok, here is what it looks like. This is why its good to make sure your kickstart gears are engaged before you put a lot of pressure on the lever.
...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,538
Posted By R12Battletub
"bit warm to ride"? I don't think I've...

"bit warm to ride"?

I don't think I've ever had that particular situation up here. Must be nice!
For some reason Smugmug is blocked at my workplace so I can't post pics of the problem. The...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,538
Posted By R12Battletub
Gotta get the output flange off first; Cycleworks...

Gotta get the output flange off first; Cycleworks tools and some levers made that a simple task. That tube did not bend under the strain, it came from a wrecked /5.
...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,538
Posted By R12Battletub
I have my workbench squeezed in between some...

I have my workbench squeezed in between some canoes and my car, so it is a bit of a pain to get in there to work. Despite that, things escalated rather quickly:
...
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,538
Posted By R12Battletub
Curse you, wretched segment gear

Temperatures hit a scorching 14C here last week so I rolled out the R69s and went for a spin. Trying to start it after it's winter slumber was quite an ordeal, mainly due to what I figured was a...
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,900
Posted By R12Battletub
Don't start that engine

Don't start that engine
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,714
Posted By R12Battletub
If you can't find yours I have one that's nicely...

If you can't find yours I have one that's nicely broken in.
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,714
Posted By R12Battletub
:lol3Funny thing is, the R12 has an oil filter of...

:lol3Funny thing is, the R12 has an oil filter of sorts. I'm not sure why BMW went away from that in favour of slingers.
Forum: Airheads 11-16-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,934
Posted By R12Battletub
:rofl And that's not my biggest underestimation...

:rofl And that's not my biggest underestimation to date!

Just an interesting aside for the engine guys, when I deglazed my cylinders I had a jig set up for some other aircooled cylinders I was...
Forum: Airheads 11-08-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,934
Posted By R12Battletub
Thanks guys! Still a few things to do, like get...

Thanks guys! Still a few things to do, like get the repair part for the mirror mount threads, so I can get rid of this odd mirror. Danedg, the /3 is beautiful!
...
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,934
Posted By R12Battletub
Well that certainly took longer than anticipated....

Well that certainly took longer than anticipated.


http://gkr69s.smugmug.com/Other/R69s/i-CQFBGDX/0/L/R69s%20007-L.jpg
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,205
Posted By R12Battletub
A complete R69s for $4000 that's not a complete...

A complete R69s for $4000 that's not a complete wreck? I would be all over that, even with those US forks. There is always the chance that pistons/cylinders/crankshaft etc are in useable condition....
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By R12Battletub
It may fit on the taper but the R27 arrangement...

It may fit on the taper but the R27 arrangement is quite different with two "drive pegs" coming off the flange into a rubber donut. The flange on the driveshaft also has two pegs which also go into...
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,705
Posted By R12Battletub
Almost an R12, actually an R11. Pretty well the...

Almost an R12, actually an R11. Pretty well the same bike except for the forks. Not too many of those around and it's likely genuine, as the R11/R12 does not suffer from rampant counterfeiting like...
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 613,238
Posted By R12Battletub
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,106
Posted By R12Battletub
I talked to Bruno at Bruno's Machine and Repair...

I talked to Bruno at Bruno's Machine and Repair about my g/s u-joint. He said he can do it. About 600km north and west of you.
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,855
Posted By R12Battletub
Dark green could mean its a German Police bike. ...

Dark green could mean its a German Police bike. They had assorted brackets for lights, radio, etc. Look at engine dipstick hole for serial number and also on steering neck tube.
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,530
Posted By R12Battletub
The two outer bolts hold the cover, the middle...

The two outer bolts hold the cover, the middle one holds the rotor. You need to make or buy a tool to remove the rotor once the bolt is out.
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,591
Posted By R12Battletub
I think most here appreciate the head's up, its...

I think most here appreciate the head's up, its just that the title does'nt jive so well with the message. I cringe everytime my kid whips out a debit card to pay for things; as someone here...
Forum: Airheads 12-06-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,591
Posted By R12Battletub
Might be time to edit that thread title

Might be time to edit that thread title
Forum: Canada 09-11-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9,851
Views: 694,295
Posted By R12Battletub
That is almost unfathomable to me. Congrats for...

That is almost unfathomable to me. Congrats for doing it!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-22-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 87,741
Posted By R12Battletub
I'm allowed to do "clean" work on it but nothing...

I'm allowed to do "clean" work on it but nothing oily or smelly. I'll take that deal!

http://gkr69s.smugmug.com/Other/My-Pictures/i-xSFcmcr/0/M/DSC_0040-M.jpg
Forum: Airheads 03-06-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 613,238
Posted By R12Battletub
Stack 'o BMW slash 2 rims

Here is a pile of rims for a BMW slash 2. As far as I can tell there are no '55 or '56 rims in here. Some of them lay flat on the counter and some don't. One pair has been media blasted by someone...
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 613,238
Posted By R12Battletub
Throttle cable R50/5 R60/5 R60/6 R60/7

Hey Airheads, are you down because your euro bar equipped R50 or R60 does not want to run right? Maybe you need new throttle cables. Here is a new pair straight from BMW. $5 to cover shipping if...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,966
Posted By R12Battletub
Picking up on what Beemerguru said, is it...

Picking up on what Beemerguru said, is it possible your fork tubes are too high in the lower clamps? That could explain all the space you seem to have in there. There's a measurement for how far out...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,182
Posted By R12Battletub
"Did I mention that she swallows? :evil" ...

"Did I mention that she swallows?

:evil"

And the needle makes a massive scratch across the vinyl of that nice love story.:eek1
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,830
Posted By R12Battletub
I had that same problem. Here is what fixed it...

I had that same problem. Here is what fixed it for me, courtesy of fellow inmate Rucksta:


"Do this with the caliper in place (disk is on the right)
Left & right as if you were sitting on...
Forum: Canada 11-14-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 16,437
Posted By R12Battletub
No, but you usually have to register the claim...

No, but you usually have to register the claim against the property within 45 days. Having a lien on the property won't actually do much unless the owner wants to sell; then the lien has to be...
Forum: Airheads 09-18-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,672
Posted By R12Battletub
Where did you find that?!:eek1

Where did you find that?!:eek1
Forum: Old's Cool 09-04-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,310
Posted By R12Battletub
Here you go. Its a nice machine; wish I had the...

Here you go. Its a nice machine; wish I had the room and the money.

http://gkr69s.smugmug.com/Other/My-Pictures/i-7WQFjks/0/L/Easter-2012-005-L.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 09-01-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,310
Posted By R12Battletub
Out of my league

Hi Guys, my brother in law is selling off his deceased father- in- law's old Indian. He is trying to figure out what it is worth. I don't know these bikes at all. He did not believe me when I told...
Forum: Canada 08-31-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 16,437
Posted By R12Battletub
Are you intoxicated or do you have incredibly...

Are you intoxicated or do you have incredibly poor reading comprehension skills? Where THE FUCK did I say it is "basically his fault"? Did you see the part where I agreed with the customer that...
Forum: Canada 08-30-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 16,437
Posted By R12Battletub
What am I completely wrong about? That MAYBE a...

What am I completely wrong about? That MAYBE a call MIGHT have helped? Are you saying that a call would definitely not have helped? How do you know this? It is true that I do not make a living...
Forum: Canada 08-30-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 16,437
Posted By R12Battletub
Ten hours?! Did you hide it somewhere and make...

Ten hours?! Did you hide it somewhere and make them find it first? Should be three or four for a pro and seven or eight for us noobs. Agree that maybe a phone call or two may have helped.
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