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Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,973
Views: 206,239
Posted By Beamer Bum
12 Volt Conversion on a Slash 2

We all know the weakness of the 6 volt lighting on these great machines. After a close call with a black bear in the dark Wisconsin woods in 1994, I decided real lights were needed. I went with the...
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 24,404
Posted By Beamer Bum
That looks AWESOME!:clap:clap:clap

That looks AWESOME!:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,400
Posted By Beamer Bum
I've been running a 12 volt conversion from...

I've been running a 12 volt conversion from http://www.motoelekt.com/ since 1994. I will post a write up in the Slash 2 thread in the next few days. It makes riding at night much safer. It is also...
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,559
Posted By Beamer Bum
Funny how when I tickle the carbs, I end up...

Funny how when I tickle the carbs, I end up grinning like the Cheshire Cat.:D
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,152
Posted By Beamer Bum
Rick also has the clear ones....

Rick also has the clear ones. http://www.motoelekt.com/lighting.htm Every size you could want.
I have these on ALL of my bikes.
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 22,589
Posted By Beamer Bum
I renewed my membership in June and haven't seen...

I renewed my membership in June and haven't seen an Airmail since May. :cry It was supposed to be fixed last month, but...
Maybe I'm sponsoring someone's extension. You are welcome.:evil
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3,137
Views: 901,255
Posted By Beamer Bum
Maybe Polly made an honest man of him. They are...

Maybe Polly made an honest man of him. They are probably on their honeymoon. :rofl:rofl:eek1:evil:lol3:photog:wings
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 22,589
Posted By Beamer Bum
Keep trying. I've spoken with Al several times...

Keep trying. I've spoken with Al several times about it. He will talk with you. I think he is going though some family issues. The last time, a couple weeks ago, he was with family in southern Il.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-24-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,316
Posted By Beamer Bum
You can also make a mask out of mylar or...

You can also make a mask out of mylar or posterboard for the silver. Hold the mask in your hand away from the tank and spray through the mask at the tank. The overspray will give you the fade or fog....
Forum: Airheads 10-30-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 22,589
Posted By Beamer Bum
Contact your Airmarshall

I just got off the phone with my Airmarshall. He recommends all ABC members contact their Airmarshall.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-02-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By Beamer Bum
That is one of my favorite sections of Route 66,...

That is one of my favorite sections of Route 66, tar snakes and all. The road west to the Colorado River in Topock is fun too. (If the washes aren't flowing.) The last time I went through that area,...
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 1,450,645
Posted By Beamer Bum
How hot does your taillight get to need an...

How hot does your taillight get to need an exhaust nut to heatsink it? :rofl:rofl
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,756
Posted By Beamer Bum
I use the same procedure as Chasbmw. Without...

I use the same procedure as Chasbmw. Without springs and oil, any stiction will be obvious. And to add one thing, the axle should slide easily into both forks. If you have to use any force, something...
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,973
Views: 206,239
Posted By Beamer Bum
Very Nice.:clap But why a top end without...

Very Nice.:clap But why a top end without cleaning the slingers in the bottom end? How many miles? Many will tell you to dump that seat for a solo seat.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 71,278
Posted By Beamer Bum
You forgot that common sense is becoming...

You forgot that common sense is becoming increasingly uncommon.
Forum: Airheads 08-10-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 1,450,645
Posted By Beamer Bum
Some photos from the Airheads Tech Day in Crown...

Some photos from the Airheads Tech Day in Crown Point, In yesterday.

Ursula hanging out with her younger sisters.
http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Other/Day-Rides/i-MXzpKK2/0/L/016-L.jpg
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Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,328
Posted By Beamer Bum
Ha Ha .:lol3 I noticed that when I uploaded the...

Ha Ha .:lol3 I noticed that when I uploaded the photos to Smugmug. I've done that three or four times on my RS. It usually takes me about a week to notice it's wrong.

Nobody told me to turn off...
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 1,450,645
Posted By Beamer Bum
A good camera helps, but it is all about the...

A good camera helps, but it is all about the light. I took those photos about a half hour before sunset. The low angle of light from the sun "Chases the shadows away" and emphasizes the highlights....
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,328
Posted By Beamer Bum
Thanks Charlie. I'll check the wiring and the...

Thanks Charlie. I'll check the wiring and the diode that's in that circuit.
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7,259
Views: 1,450,645
Posted By Beamer Bum
First ride after "Refresh"

http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Other/R90-S/i-ZtjHJ3r/0/X2/DSC_2513-X2.jpg
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,328
Posted By Beamer Bum
http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Other/R90-S/i-ZtjHJ3r...

http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Other/R90-S/i-ZtjHJ3r/0/X2/DSC_2513-X2.jpg
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1,973
Views: 206,239
Posted By Beamer Bum
If the mods combine some old threads, that would...

If the mods combine some old threads, that would be cool. But, it seems as soon as someone gets a /2, they post it here. The /2 people are as willing to jump in and help as any other airhead is....
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,328
Posted By Beamer Bum
I bought the RS from the original purchaser. He...

I bought the RS from the original purchaser. He only put 14000 miles on it in 20 years because it was a "collector bike." I bought it 2004 for $4000.:rofl Average airhead price in my area then was...
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,328
Posted By Beamer Bum
On the Road Again

Last week I got my gauges back from Wirespokes. Thanks Terry, Excellent job. I finally got to install them on Saturday night. So first thing Sunday morning, I fired her up and went for a warm up...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,264
Posted By Beamer Bum
Thanks Charlie. The OP is new to slash 2, so I...

Thanks Charlie. The OP is new to slash 2, so I wanted him to have it all. Duane's site is the slash 2 equivalent to Snowbum's site. Smaller, but easier on the eyeballs.:evil
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,264
Posted By Beamer Bum
Link to Duane's site:...

Link to Duane's site: http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/slash2.htm


Edit: If you decide you have a ghost image, we will go deeper. Make sure your advance unit is advancing first. The "F" mark...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,264
Posted By Beamer Bum
http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/R60/i-dHn...

http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/R60/i-dHn5phB/0/L/20140725_093435_zpsb40a5271-L.jpg

The red arrow shows the locating pin. This fits in the "D" notch on cam tip.
The green arrows show...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,264
Posted By Beamer Bum
The weights should expand outward as rpm's go up....

The weights should expand outward as rpm's go up. If your coil got hot enough to drip varnish, it might have got on the advance. Clean and lightly oil the advance mechanism with light weight oil (3...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,264
Posted By Beamer Bum
Yes, that is right. Actual rpm does not matter....

Yes, that is right. Actual rpm does not matter. As the rpm's go up, you will see the S mark move away from the window. More rpm's and the F will come into view. It should not go past the hashmark. If...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,264
Posted By Beamer Bum
NO. At idle, adjust timing so the "S" mark is...

NO. At idle, adjust timing so the "S" mark is showing. Then rev the engine above 3000 rpm and the "F" should show. This is full advance. If the 2 marks can't both be set, use the "F" with engine...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By Beamer Bum
That is my picture you used to start this...

That is my picture you used to start this thread.:rofl I was going to wait until winter to take care of that. But, since you shamed me by pointing out how bad it looked, and since I am still waiting...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,264
Posted By Beamer Bum
Those are resistor caps. It says 5k ohm right on...

Those are resistor caps. It says 5k ohm right on it. You need 0 (zero) ohm caps. The magneto can't put out enough voltage to overcome 5000 ohms resistance. And it was mentioned earlier, replace that...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,328
Posted By Beamer Bum
Sorry for the slow reply. Work has kept me too...

Sorry for the slow reply. Work has kept me too busy to go online.
The 500 cc had me fooled, also. But, I looked and the same shocks are listed for H D Roadking. (They are shorter though.) I also...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,328
Posted By Beamer Bum
Tonight I finished up everything I could. I put...

Tonight I finished up everything I could. I put in new brake pads, with clips! I installed the fairing and front turn signals. I added ground wires to them since they were still grounded through the...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,328
Posted By Beamer Bum
Aquired Knowledge

I learned something new last night. I learned that Dellorto accelerator pump circuits need to be primed and "burped" in order to work. I was trying to get an initial carb synch and had no response...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By Beamer Bum
Try asking in the Alaska Regional sub forum. You...

Try asking in the Alaska Regional sub forum. You might get more attention there. I'm near Chicago if that helps. :rofl
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,973
Views: 206,239
Posted By Beamer Bum
Wow. How did it seize with both pistons in one...

Wow. How did it seize with both pistons in one cylinder? :rofl
Forum: Airheads 07-12-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,328
Posted By Beamer Bum
If you still have the stock covers over the fork...

If you still have the stock covers over the fork seals, make sure to saturate the felt with oil. I oiled the felt, but they were still binding a bit on the fork tubes. After I removed the covers and...
Forum: Airheads 07-12-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,328
Posted By Beamer Bum
They are expensive by Airhead standards. But,...

They are expensive by Airhead standards. But, they were less than half the price of shocks for my R 1150 GS.:eek1 Total cost was $584 delivered. The shocks are YSS G 302 TRCL. Threaded preload...
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,328
Posted By Beamer Bum
WOO HOO! :clap:clap ...

WOO HOO! :clap:clap
http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Other/R90-S/i-DQ37XWt/0/L/DSC_2485-L.jpg

http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Other/R90-S/i-grVBr8N/0/L/DSC_2486-L.jpg
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