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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 138
Posted By Bill Harris
I've been playing that seal game for 40years now....

I've been playing that seal game for 40years now. It's always been "just a seep" so every other month (odd numbered months) I'll open the final drive filler and withdraw the overfill amount...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 04:08 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 12,347
Posted By Bill Harris
Airhead aesthetics. I like it. Is that ball...

Airhead aesthetics. I like it.

Is that ball on the control for the socket on the mirror or is it for a GPS mount?

--Bill
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31,953
Views: 7,805,680
Posted By Bill Harris
We have baptistas, too. --Bill

We have baptistas, too.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 11:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,036
Posted By Bill Harris
Not necessarily. Human interaction is based on...

Not necessarily. Human interaction is based on some degree of give and take. Don't write off the entire relationship over one of two incidents, he may have just been having a bad day. And one...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By Bill Harris
At least on the /5 series you can mount...

At least on the /5 series you can mount aftermarket turnsignals on the headlight ears, which are predrilled for DOT reflectors.

One thing, if the bike has two horn mounting brackets on the front...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:12 AM
Replies: 31,953
Views: 7,805,680
Posted By Bill Harris
A dedicated "bicycle lane" for Cruisers? :D ...

A dedicated "bicycle lane" for Cruisers? :D

Or, just leave well enough alone... :)

--Bill
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,257
Posted By Bill Harris
I thought about posting that photo, too. Really...

I thought about posting that photo, too. Really refutes the Myth of the Little Old Slovenian Lady Pinstripers...

--Bill
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,036
Posted By Bill Harris
+1. Let's hear both sides before skewering the...

+1. Let's hear both sides before skewering the Wrench...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,405
Posted By Bill Harris
:deal There is an Integrated Circuit...

:deal

There is an Integrated Circuit ("chip") with the designation "555" and is typically called a "555 timer". It is one of these versatile workhorse chips that can be configured ("wired") to do...
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,955
Posted By Bill Harris
Yep, persistent lil cuss, isn't he... :D ...

Yep, persistent lil cuss, isn't he... :D



Wow. That is one impressive puller.

The lower bearing on the lower triple/steering shaft is a bug to get off.

BMW Special tools are here:
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By Bill Harris
You should have the helical spur gear, #8 at the...

You should have the helical spur gear, #8 at the bottom of the opening. If you are seeing a "worm gear", that is made into part #9, the output flange. The spur gear ought to have a square-sided hole...
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Bill Harris
I've got the Dyna Ignition Booster (same aluminum...

I've got the Dyna Ignition Booster (same aluminum case) and I mounted mine like you did, behind the coils and in front of the tool tray. And it is not a big heat-producer. And shorter wire to the...
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,105
Posted By Bill Harris
Need more info. Engine seized by the PO? ...

Need more info.

Engine seized by the PO? What sort of "messing around" did you do to the engine to get runnable? Be exact, but concise...



So it that the Red Alternator light or the...
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 12,347
Posted By Bill Harris
Classic case of GS Envy... :rofl:lol3:rofl ...

Classic case of GS Envy... :rofl:lol3:rofl

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,639
Posted By Bill Harris
Yep, they look like stock "USA High Bars" with a...

Yep, they look like stock "USA High Bars" with a barback extension, and the backrest is the famed "Reynolds backrest". Both frequent accessories back in the day. But by "todays standards"...
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By Bill Harris
Yep, "90 wt" hypoid gear oil, GL5 spec (some will...

Yep, "90 wt" hypoid gear oil, GL5 spec (some will say "use GL4", but that's not necessary on later bikes). Be cautious with the driveshaft drain and fill plugs-- they are strip-prone. Driveshaft is...
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By Bill Harris
It will be noisier. Think of a tractor. :D...

It will be noisier. Think of a tractor.

:D

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,955
Posted By Bill Harris
I'm thinking more than 25K based on how the tips...

I'm thinking more than 25K based on how the tips of the pyramids are worn-- look at the front right corner.

Take a look at the rear wheel splines, they are a good wear indicator, too. But on an...
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By Bill Harris
Years ago I used ot repair BMW car Odos that...

Years ago I used ot repair BMW car Odos that slipped by very throughly degreasing the shaft and pot-metal gear and carefully wicking a small drop of CA (cyanoacrylate) glue into the joint. Operative...
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 691
Posted By Bill Harris
I have known my exact speedo error for many...

I have known my exact speedo error for many years. That indicated "60" is a conservative Double-Nickels. A zippy "75" is the current Interstate speed limit. "85-90" is a good Five-to-Ten-Over. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 31,953
Views: 7,805,680
Posted By Bill Harris
Yikes. A trike in uber-hi-viz... :eek1:eek1 ...

Yikes. A trike in uber-hi-viz... :eek1:eek1
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 31,953
Views: 7,805,680
Posted By Bill Harris
Baggerz... ...

Baggerz...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t1.0-9/s720x720/10653839_10152738196503140_7614578569977814353_n.jpg

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,955
Posted By Bill Harris
Good progress. Before you remove the...

Good progress.

Before you remove the flywheel. you do know about the need to BLOCK THE CRANK from the front, no?

--Bill
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31,953
Views: 7,805,680
Posted By Bill Harris
I look at it more as an Aarrgghh! gesture: ...

I look at it more as an Aarrgghh! gesture: :becca

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,639
Posted By Bill Harris
Unless you have a LOT of blowby (like shot rings...

Unless you have a LOT of blowby (like shot rings and zero compression) into the crankcase, I'd check the breather valve (right side, under the starter cover). The old-style original breather was a...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Bill Harris
That article is for a different carb-- late model...

That article is for a different carb-- late model CV carbs, and the R60 uses 26mm slide valve carbs. After setting the float level mecganically, the fuel level on the bowls should be 15mm (0.61")...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,037
Posted By Bill Harris
Dang. Didn't even catch that subtlety. ...

Dang. Didn't even catch that subtlety.

Fixt, again...

:D

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,037
Posted By Bill Harris
Fixt. :deal --Bill

Fixt.

:deal

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 691
Posted By Bill Harris
Nice RS. My speedo reads high-- I'm bopping...

Nice RS.

My speedo reads high-- I'm bopping along at an indicated 60 and I'm really only doing 56. Prolly save me many a ticket, but makes me look like an Old Guy just puttering along.

Oh...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,037
Posted By Bill Harris
Dang. RT esoterica. RS exoterica. ...

Dang.

RT esoterica.
RS exoterica.

Cheeky, I say, cheeky.

:)

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 890
Posted By Bill Harris
Yep. For starts that wiring has been re-done by...

Yep. For starts that wiring has been re-done by a PO without color coding (and lordy knows what else) and is best re-re-done to factory specs. For starts.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 748
Posted By Bill Harris
Even if it is more expedient at this time to go...

Even if it is more expedient at this time to go ahead a replace the engine as a short-block, keep and "properly" store the matching-number block. It will be valuable if and when the bike is sold.
...
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By Bill Harris
You may or may not need to remove the forks from...

You may or may not need to remove the forks from the triples, depends on your host's lifting equipment. Changing fork oil is (should be) a yearly maintenance task, so it wouldn't be a bad idea, but...
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By Bill Harris
The battery I use (and AFAIK, all lead-acid...

The battery I use (and AFAIK, all lead-acid batts) need to be charged before use:



By virtue of having the PbSO4 already pre-converted to PbO the battery has 80% charge when battery acid is...
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Bill Harris
A collapsed hose, or you are missing the return...

A collapsed hose, or you are missing the return hole-- there are two:
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By Bill Harris
Why "wasser" (=water)? This bike is an oilhead....

Why "wasser" (=water)? This bike is an oilhead.

$2400 sounds almost too good to be true. Hopefully it's not... :deal

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 18,013
Posted By Bill Harris
Well, and $1.50 water... --Bill

Well, and $1.50 water...

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 18,013
Posted By Bill Harris
Lucky %$#@. :D Good. You're hooked. :deal...

Lucky %$#@. :D

Good. You're hooked. :deal


Dang. :eek1

:)

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 12,347
Posted By Bill Harris
Dang straight. It's almost going too well, sorta...

Dang straight. It's almost going too well, sorta like Reality TV...

Just kidding. Great thread!

Perfectly. :)

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 42,191
Posted By Bill Harris
I'm thinking, that in addition to mixture...

I'm thinking, that in addition to mixture lean-ness at some throttle/rpm settings, one thing that could be done is to "map" the advance (or lack of advance-- retard) not only with RPM, but also give...
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