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Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,163
Posted By Jon-Lars
Why leave the speedo drive gear in place?

Why leave the speedo drive gear in place?
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,647
Posted By Jon-Lars
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1975-BMW-R90S-Completely-r...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1975-BMW-R90S-Completely-restored-/171441342797?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=jT%252BNclt%252FJa43tgQuc%252Fl3z7qJR3Q%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=n...
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By Jon-Lars
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMai...

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=51659&rnd=04282014





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Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,587
Posted By Jon-Lars
Why did you choose short pipes and mufflers?

Why did you choose short pipes and mufflers?
Forum: Airheads 08-24-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,629
Posted By Jon-Lars
Oil that clutch cable fitting! It needs to...

Oil that clutch cable fitting!

It needs to rotate in order to prevent wear on the cable, just as you experienced.
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,700
Posted By Jon-Lars
Better to hear them than to not hear them. ...

Better to hear them than to not hear them.

You could get a crank-mounted ignition system and eliminate the ghosting problem entirely, while tightening up the spark.
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,700
Posted By Jon-Lars
What kind of ignition do you have? Sounds like a...

What kind of ignition do you have? Sounds like a Dyna with a pickup that is off.
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By Jon-Lars
Read the private message I just sent to you here.

Read the private message I just sent to you here.
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,230
Posted By Jon-Lars
When Dick Casey made my R80G/S and raised the...

When Dick Casey made my R80G/S and raised the engine, he made a slanted pan to keep the oil from pooling in one end:


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f13/R90S/document283.jpg
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,230
Posted By Jon-Lars
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f13/R90S/aaaaoil...

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f13/R90S/aaaaoiltube.jpg
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,230
Posted By Jon-Lars
That's right. It isn't difficult to do. The...

That's right. It isn't difficult to do. The housing is a press fit - put some band clamps around it and tap it out with a hammer.

The inner pipe screws out. Heat up the end, screw it out with a...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By Jon-Lars
If you are going 2=>1 for performance and not...

If you are going 2=>1 for performance and not just aesthetics, the primary lengths are critical. Get them figured out for your cam/carb/exhaust, then route them to fit.


...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,230
Posted By Jon-Lars
If you want to cool your oil, install the BMW oil...

If you want to cool your oil, install the BMW oil cooler kit. You will need to change the filter housing in your block on your /6, but it is easy enough - I did it with the engine in the frame.
...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,669
Posted By Jon-Lars
It's just a repaint. Look at the mirror bases to...

It's just a repaint. Look at the mirror bases to see the original color.

That original matte silverblue was often repainted, or polished to get rid of the matte.
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By Jon-Lars
Does that Bridgestone-loooking tank come with?

Does that Bridgestone-loooking tank come with?
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,746
Posted By Jon-Lars
Not even close.

Not even close.
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,746
Posted By Jon-Lars
'77 - first year - love it! ...

'77 - first year - love it!

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f13/R90S/1111111111111biikeshot.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,746
Posted By Jon-Lars
RS Appreciation

Nice article: "The Greatest Motorcycle Ever Made".

http://blog.grandprixlegends.com/articles/the-bmw-r100rs-is-this-the-greatest-motorcycle-ever-made_732


...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,472
Posted By Jon-Lars
Yes, that's how it is usually done.

Yes, that's how it is usually done.
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,472
Posted By Jon-Lars
Yup. My R90S. ...

Yup. My R90S.


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f13/R90S/52410cfa-0994-4ddc-841e-faa0cb1afc63_zpsef7d8b8a.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,472
Posted By Jon-Lars
Use RS bars. ...

Use RS bars.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f13/R90S/6ed38b8d-2605-4c07-8ed1-1f8c7255ead3_zps789fe45f.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,689
Posted By Jon-Lars
Like this? ...

Like this?

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f13/R90S/hardtail_zps38b11892.jpg

Photo from Ira Ryan,

http://vimeo.com/86167070


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Forum: Airheads 02-07-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 900
Posted By Jon-Lars
Not that I recall. But I get a lot of stuff from...

Not that I recall. But I get a lot of stuff from overseas.
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 900
Posted By Jon-Lars
Yes, I have purchased tanks, fenders, and fork...

Yes, I have purchased tanks, fenders, and fork braces from them. Top quality construction, excellent design and fabrication, and a really nice guy. Better than the stuff being made in the US.
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By Jon-Lars
I'm stumped!

I'm stumped!
Forum: Airheads 01-31-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By Jon-Lars
What did the fir tree say to the logger?

What did the fir tree say to the logger?
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,385
Posted By Jon-Lars
The two bearing holes do line up. I don't see...

The two bearing holes do line up. I don't see what you are referring to. Can you show us one your rods to illustrate?
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,385
Posted By Jon-Lars
They worked for Udo. Remember that this is...

They worked for Udo.

Remember that this is a race engine.
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,385
Posted By Jon-Lars
Yes. ...

Yes.


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f13/R90S/9a0defa9-edd6-48e5-b2a3-a4213c0b3602_zps90c9a777.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f13/R90S/afrontofblock_zps6fb015aa.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,385
Posted By Jon-Lars
I have some. ...

I have some.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f13/R90S/acarillovenolia_zpsd6d054f1.jpg (http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f13/R90S/acarillovenolia_zpsd6d054f1.jpg)

But they are shorter than...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 830
Posted By Jon-Lars
The boss on the control housing will crack.

The boss on the control housing will crack.
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,058
Posted By Jon-Lars
Jim Roche's advice: ...

Jim Roche's advice:

http://mailer.fsu.edu/~jroche/road_rod.html

"Instead of reinforcing your old swing arm (which almost always warps it) switch to the new la rge tube type - retain your old...
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,058
Posted By Jon-Lars
Better choice is the later big-tube swingarm....

Better choice is the later big-tube swingarm. It's much lighter.
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,907
Posted By Jon-Lars
Looks like they switched bikes at the end - look...

Looks like they switched bikes at the end - look at the engine plates.

The bike he was flogging was a REAL R90S.
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,467
Posted By Jon-Lars
The older bikes don't have that divot in the...

The older bikes don't have that divot in the gasket.

The writing side of the gasket has a heat-activated sealant. You want it to be on the hotter surface, meaning the block.
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,467
Posted By Jon-Lars
Clean off the sealant, get a new BMW gasket, and...

Clean off the sealant, get a new BMW gasket, and install it writing side up, facing the block.
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,893
Posted By Jon-Lars
This wonderful bike was discussed here awhile...

This wonderful bike was discussed here awhile ago:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=685105&highlight=Coste

..with much better insight and a reply from Mssr. Coste himself,...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By Jon-Lars
Make sure you switch to the wider swing arm...

Make sure you switch to the wider swing arm bearings if you do this.
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,689
Posted By Jon-Lars
I wasn't telling him what to do, I was asking him...

I wasn't telling him what to do, I was asking him what he planned to do.
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,689
Posted By Jon-Lars
Let's hear what Chris plans to do. It looks like...

Let's hear what Chris plans to do. It looks like things are just tacked together at the moment.
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