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Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By Wirespokes
Welcome to the forum! I also agree with the...

Welcome to the forum!

I also agree with the others who've responded. BMWs are touring machines and as such need fuel for the distance. Us beemer guys have never cared much for the harley/chopper...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,882
Posted By Wirespokes
Those charts do not prove your point that the...

Those charts do not prove your point that the idle circuit drops out at a low throttle opening.

Those charts show which circuits affect particular throttle ranges for tuning purposes.

Get the...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,688
Posted By Wirespokes
Cash talks

The guy who offered the $100 for it, and it sounds like the seller is waiting for him, might not be back. Normally, especially on CL, it's the first one there with the money. I'd suggest going over...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,688
Posted By Wirespokes
I'm impressed anyone can tell an R65 head from...

I'm impressed anyone can tell an R65 head from the others in a picture like that. What features tell you it's not an 80 or 100?
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 850
Posted By Wirespokes
I've done straight pinesol for an hour or an hour...

I've done straight pinesol for an hour or an hour and a half in the heated ultrasonic with no discoloration.
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,688
Posted By Wirespokes
No telling from the picture if it's an R65, 80 or...

No telling from the picture if it's an R65, 80 or 100, but it is 1986 or newer.

I certainly wouldn't give more than $100 for it. It might not look like it, but there are a lot of good parts...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,882
Posted By Wirespokes
You know, I've never worried about the...

You know, I've never worried about the 'turns-out' spec for the mixture screw. A half or one turn out is good enough to start with if I'll be adjusting right away. It's going to get twiddled anyway,...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,013
Posted By Wirespokes
In a crash things can get momentarily torqued...

In a crash things can get momentarily torqued around and with the output flange riding so close to the boot flange, it doesn't take much to make contact and break out the aluminum. I had one like...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By Wirespokes
Same here! That's extremely high pressure for a...

Same here! That's extremely high pressure for a front tire.

Definitely do some research and figure out where it's leaking. Till then it's all guessing and conjecture.
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,882
Posted By Wirespokes
Have the mods been talking to any of you???...

Have the mods been talking to any of you??? Certainly not me. :huh

What's this about stuff getting dumped in the basement? Have any of us gotten banned for picking on forum members lately?

I...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By Wirespokes
Make sure the Dyna pick-up (or whatever it's...

Make sure the Dyna pick-up (or whatever it's called) at the cam tip has a good solid connection where it's mounted. They're sensitive to that.

I seem to recall being able to buy individual parts...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By Wirespokes
:rofl The no sweat synch method. LOL ...

:rofl

The no sweat synch method. LOL

I don't think it's gonna work and your hands may fall asleep trying.
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,381
Posted By Wirespokes
If you're installing an oversize insert, you'll...

If you're installing an oversize insert, you'll definitely need to seat it at the correct depth to accommodate the o-ring. Too deep and it won't seal.

The oil passage isn't difficult. Measure how...
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,882
Posted By Wirespokes
Not sure if the cable situation got resolved or...

Not sure if the cable situation got resolved or not. I haven't noticed the housing kink at the adjuster to be a problem. The problem it would cause is a stiffer pull - it wouldn't affect the synch. ...
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By Wirespokes
If it was just the one plug wire coming loose (be...

If it was just the one plug wire coming loose (be sure to check the other side!), it would have run on one cylinder.

There was some fault that caused the ignition to quit.

As far as the loose...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 850
Posted By Wirespokes
Use some aluminum cleaner! I've used various...

Use some aluminum cleaner! I've used various chemicals - a ZEP product called Zepalume was the best, but not available anymore. I've used Eagle1 Mag Wheel Cleaner - not quite as strong but still...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By Wirespokes
Welcome to the forum, Toshi! Don't be...

Welcome to the forum, Toshi!

Don't be concerned about your English - it isn't perfect, true - but it's plenty good for us to understand what you want to communicate.

There is a splitter that...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,882
Posted By Wirespokes
I've got a carb with a busted out venturi floor....

I've got a carb with a busted out venturi floor. If I had the broken out chunk of metal, I might try JB Weld to re-attach. But I don't, and can't figure out a way fix the thing.

I used to pull the...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Wirespokes
You're looking for pitting in the bore. Quite...

You're looking for pitting in the bore. Quite often the bore is ok and a rebuild kit will fix, but you won't know till it's cleaned up and carefully inspected.
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7,439
Views: 1,492,314
Posted By Wirespokes
I'm guessing it handles poorly with such a large...

I'm guessing it handles poorly with such a large front tire. I like the bike except for that too-large front tire.
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,381
Posted By Wirespokes
I've never seen anything like that - not that...

I've never seen anything like that - not that I've seen everything.

Was it leaking?

I don't believe there's high pressure in those passages so would be tempted to have the crack welded and...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,882
Posted By Wirespokes
Replacing the o-rings is not a full rebuild. No...

Replacing the o-rings is not a full rebuild. No biggie replacing them "just because". I haven't had a problem sticking them back in and having them hold up just fine - as long as they're still in...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Wirespokes
Looks like you got the wrong ones, all right!...

Looks like you got the wrong ones, all right! You're on the right track now.
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,132
Posted By Wirespokes
Which R80 are you talking about? There's a GS...

Which R80 are you talking about? There's a GS that was around 190Kg (about 418lbs) and the R80 street bike listed as 180Kg (about 196 lbs).

Still pretty light - much lighter than I expected!

A...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Wirespokes
What's the number on the carbs? It's stamped on...

What's the number on the carbs? It's stamped on the web near the top of the body. If it's a real old carb, there will be a square aluminum plate with the number stamped on it.
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By Wirespokes
I use Wrights Copper Cream from the grocery store...

I use Wrights Copper Cream from the grocery store for cleaning pots. Use a tooth brush or tooth pick to clean things up. Best to remove the wires from the connection block to get at the terminals...
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,882
Posted By Wirespokes
I've been riding and working on airheads for 25...

I've been riding and working on airheads for 25 years and haven't figured out when a full carb rebuild is needed. Could you let me know what factors tell you such an action is required?

I may...
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,882
Posted By Wirespokes
EXACTLY! I couldn't agree more! Don't fix...

EXACTLY! I couldn't agree more!

Don't fix it if it aint broke!!

Along that same vein - I noticed that o-rings often were damaged by the action of removing the jet - or even just screwing it...
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By Wirespokes
Not enough data! Not enough to think with. ...

Not enough data! Not enough to think with.

Check fuses.

Disconnect light circuit from ignition switch and see what happens.

A step by step plan for testing the electrical system needs to...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,939
Posted By Wirespokes
http://ep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-70313169882065/dxww842-...

http://ep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-70313169882065/dxww842-48-wagon-wheel-and-wine-barrel-dining-table-3.jpg

Not sure about the stresses on a wheel barrel, so had to look it up. Didn't even really know...
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,632
Posted By Wirespokes
First step - inspect the idle jet and mixture...

First step - inspect the idle jet and mixture o-rings. They're easily sliced on assembly or removal, or may be just old and flattened.
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Wirespokes
I've cleaned up the rust a bit and painted them...

I've cleaned up the rust a bit and painted them with a brush. They get dirty anyway, so perfect paint isn't important - just some protection against corrosion.
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,557
Posted By Wirespokes
Hilarious :lol3

Hilarious :lol3
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By Wirespokes
They're not called Stay In Tunes. :lol3 The...

They're not called Stay In Tunes. :lol3

The name is Stain/tune - being stainless. All staintunes are stainless.

But I guess it's all open to interpretation as it could be Sta(y)in/tune as you...
Forum: Airheads 01-05-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,497
Posted By Wirespokes
I don't think there are many here who can claim...

I don't think there are many here who can claim to be experts.

Thanks for your analysis.

You know - this discussion reminds me of something I heard once (goes sort of like this): An expert...
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By Wirespokes
Burrs or slop in the port have nothing to do with...

Burrs or slop in the port have nothing to do with sealing. That happens at the outer edge of the exhaust stub with the two sealing rings. Of course, a tight fit is best, but I can't see how problems...
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By Wirespokes
The staintune isn't the problem. Does your bike...

The staintune isn't the problem. Does your bike have the 32 or 40mm Bings?

My GS is dual plugged, has the 40s and staintune and doesn't have any problem with carb tuning. The carbs may need a good...
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,060
Posted By Wirespokes
Yeah - I'd prefer to crack or pull the race...

Yeah - I'd prefer to crack or pull the race rather than disturb the stem in the triple tree.
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,497
Posted By Wirespokes
As far as I know, the light comes on when the...

As far as I know, the light comes on when the alternator output is less than battery voltage. That's as smart as the regulator is.

If the battery is getting drained faster than recharged, the...
Forum: Airheads 01-03-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By Wirespokes
You will need to remove the header to fix the...

You will need to remove the header to fix the issue.

Are the sealing rings completely clean? I'll clean them up on the wire wheel to remove all deposits.

Apply anti seize to all surfaces -...
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