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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By Wirespokes
The gauge is closed up except for the glass face....

The gauge is closed up except for the glass face. Think if a greenhouse and how it can trap solar energy. I'll bet it can get up to 200 F in there - if not more. Best keeping gauges out of the sun!
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Forum: Airheads 10-23-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Wirespokes
Sounds like the hall sensor to me. One of...

Sounds like the hall sensor to me.

One of the tests, if I recall correctly, is to turn the key on - if it coughs like it wants to start, but is dead while cranking, it's the hall sensor.

You...
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Wirespokes
The early GS headlight/gauges were the same as...

The early GS headlight/gauges were the same as the R80G/S, but with one difference - speedo ratio. The G/S normally came with a 3.36 final drive and the 100GS came with a 3.09.
Forum: Airheads 10-18-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By Wirespokes
I've heard that when you get a good match with...

I've heard that when you get a good match with rotor material and pads, they both last a very long time. Cast iron takes different pads than stainless.

Who's run the ceramics and can comment on...
Forum: Airheads 10-18-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,021
Posted By Wirespokes
Exactly! You can get a normal voltage...

Exactly!

You can get a normal voltage reading with everything off - even the idiot lights could come on - but as soon as you hit the starter button, all voltage disappears and the lights go off. ...
Forum: Airheads 10-18-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 808
Posted By Wirespokes
Check voltage at the battery at idle - I doubt...

Check voltage at the battery at idle - I doubt it's down to 9V.

Normally the charge light goes out at about 12 or 1300 RPM. Your tach might not be accurate. My GS is similar in that the charge...
Forum: Airheads 10-18-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
Posted By Wirespokes
There are differences. The CS is from the early...

There are differences. The CS is from the early 80s and has 40mm carbs (as opposed to 32mm) with possibly higher compression than the R100s after 87. I've heard that the heads flow better on the...
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By Wirespokes
Nice detective work, Rob. If you've still got the...

Nice detective work, Rob. If you've still got the disc, I wonder if it's thicker at that spot? Would make sense.
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,021
Posted By Wirespokes
There's a difference between voltage and current....

There's a difference between voltage and current. It's like a fire hose reduced to the size of a garden hose. They can both give you the same velocity, but the garden hose won't do anywhere near the...
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Wirespokes
The 77RS is a desirable model, as already stated....

The 77RS is a desirable model, as already stated. There were some changes made to the fairing over the years, but only matter in the case of period correct. They all interchange. You would get marked...
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,591
Posted By Wirespokes
Depending on how it was hit, the fork may be ok....

Depending on how it was hit, the fork may be ok. If it was a glancing blow that mostly took out the reflector, there's a good chance it's straight. But I'd definitely check it out. If it's straight,...
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,012
Posted By Wirespokes
She is wearing a wedding ring... And the bus...

She is wearing a wedding ring...

And the bus driver? He'd better keep his attention on the road!!!! :huh
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,343
Posted By Wirespokes
I got my 83 LS used, and the poor baby had been...

I got my 83 LS used, and the poor baby had been used and abused. I'm guessing, even run hard and put away wet. She looked horrible.

But at some point not too distant, she'd gotten a lot of love....
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Wirespokes
Airhead rim width

Rear - Wires are normally 2.15, snowflakes - up to 2.5 for the RS, RT and a few others.

Front - Wires - 1.85. I think all the rest had the same width.

R65LS - 2.15 (F) and 2.5 (R).
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 730
Posted By Wirespokes
Answers

...to your questions.

The clutch arm action is to force the rod into the bore. Not out. There is a spring at the end of the throw-out rod, that gets relieved and disengages the clutch disc.
...
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,386
Posted By Wirespokes
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 608
Posted By Wirespokes
Thanks for checking that Anton - I just assumed...

Thanks for checking that Anton - I just assumed the correct diagram had been posted.

Hope it's not the module that's bad - that sucker is expensive!
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By Wirespokes
I don't see why they wouldn't work on the R80/7....

I don't see why they wouldn't work on the R80/7. The only real issue would be a difference in final drive ratios. I think the R80/7 runs a 37/11 but don't know what the R80GS runs - maybe the same. ...
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By Wirespokes
Assemble dry, a drop on the skirts. Have...

Assemble dry, a drop on the skirts.

Have your gear on and ready to go the instant the engine starts.

Hit the road soon as it's running. Head for the hills Load the engine, compression brake,...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,386
Posted By Wirespokes
I think the lowest is the R45 and R65. Some of...

I think the lowest is the R45 and R65. Some of the /5s are about the same - some are as tall as the /6. After that, they're pretty much all the same height till 84. I'm not that familiar with the...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 965
Posted By Wirespokes
Nice bike! And welcome to the forum. Let's...

Nice bike! And welcome to the forum.

Let's see the other side. :wink:

When did it stop running? With the new fuel line installed, did it run and get you home?

Give us more to work on -...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 608
Posted By Wirespokes
It sounds like the turn signal flasher is working...

It sounds like the turn signal flasher is working since it's clicking. Have you checked the bulbs or their connections?

We should have a tutorial for the electrically challenged - a tutorial in...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,386
Posted By Wirespokes
That's only slightly over 6 feet. No, that's not...

That's only slightly over 6 feet. No, that's not a problem.

There are quite a few different airheads, some small, others pretty large. One of my friends is 6ft 2 or 4 or something like that and...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,571
Posted By Wirespokes
Thanks for the insight. Clears up some questions...

Thanks for the insight. Clears up some questions I've had.
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By Wirespokes
You actually can pull the transmission without...

You actually can pull the transmission without the 27mm socket - without disturbing the swingarm. Instead of pulling the swingarm back to make room, you can remove the rear engine mount and tilt the...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By Wirespokes
...print me up a new leg, this one isn't working...

...print me up a new leg, this one isn't working too well.
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,194
Posted By Wirespokes
Anakee 3 for me as well. I've put 10K on the rear...

Anakee 3 for me as well. I've put 10K on the rear and it's barely squared off. I may get 15K out of it, or more. And it works well in the gravel.

It was really stiff to install - actually one of...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,790
Posted By Wirespokes
Rob - that's GORGEOUS!!! What did they...

Rob - that's GORGEOUS!!!

What did they charge for that?
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By Wirespokes
If he can make it here to Portland, there's a...

If he can make it here to Portland, there's a machinist who's been fixing BMW heads for 35 years - specializing in /2. Or you might consider just sending it to him. Much cheaper and easier than...
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,571
Posted By Wirespokes
It's good to hear I'm not the only one confused...

It's good to hear I'm not the only one confused about this one. :rofl

Makes me feel better.

I'll second that - I paid too much for my first beemer. Expected my 'friend' to treat me fair but...
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By Wirespokes
Does this happen in any particular gear or all of...

Does this happen in any particular gear or all of them?

Are you new to the airheads?

I believe it's 3rd and 4th that have stepped dogs. This relates to your issue - because if the dog doesn't...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-07-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,491
Posted By Wirespokes
Who woulda guessed? I used to love those things...

Who woulda guessed? I used to love those things and have some hanging around here somewhere - they could pay for the new cam chain in the PD.

I've also gotten stuff from him - he always starts his...
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,333
Posted By Wirespokes
LOL :lol3 I certainly know how that is. Better...

LOL :lol3 I certainly know how that is. Better sitting on your shelf than mine.
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,571
Posted By Wirespokes
darmahman - did as you suggested. Not sure if the...

darmahman - did as you suggested. Not sure if the original post showed up - probably the edited version, which doesn't say anything now.

But reading through all of his six posts, he sounded...
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By Wirespokes
I think that's about right - 100 - 110 lbs...

I think that's about right - 100 - 110 lbs without the starter but with everything else, clutch and electrics.
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 725
Posted By Wirespokes
I'm pretty sure some of my airheads don't have...

I'm pretty sure some of my airheads don't have the wedges - no slot, nowhere to put them. I thought it was sometime in the 80s, but the parts fiche shows them on the G/S - so who knows?

If your...
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,333
Posted By Wirespokes
The mileage must be way off unless the odometer...

The mileage must be way off unless the odometer drive gears were swapped.
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,571
Posted By Wirespokes
Help me out here, guys. The OP erased the...

Help me out here, guys. The OP erased the original message and I'm a little confused. I thought he was selling the bike, but now he says he just bought it. I'm thinking I made a mistake in the...
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,571
Posted By Wirespokes
That's a hell of an attitude. But then again,...

That's a hell of an attitude. But then again, maybe I don't understand you or get your point. You're not exactly being communicative.

Is Adventure Rider just a selling resource for you? If so,...
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By Wirespokes
Jumpy Tach

It's always possible you could have a poor connection, but if the tach works normally most of the time, I'd more than likely suspect the jiggling of the bike.

Reason I say that is because the...
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