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Forum: Airheads Today, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Other Bob
You're welcome. Good luck with your project and...

You're welcome. Good luck with your project and let us know how it turns out.

Bob
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Other Bob
Eddie, Here's a tracing and the...

Eddie,

Here's a tracing and the measurements from the top plate of my '85 R80. To the best of my knowledge the '85 and '86 were the same.

Bob
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Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,154
Posted By Other Bob
... or, call the folks at Boxer Cafe:...

... or, call the folks at Boxer Cafe: http://www.boxercafe.com

They make some really great quality replica parts. I don't see an RS dash in their product lineup yet (though they do make RS tail...
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,154
Posted By Other Bob
Nice bike Manderle! For your dash repair try...

Nice bike Manderle! For your dash repair try this Loctite Plastic Epoxy, available at Home Depot, Lowes, Ace, etc. I successfully used it to repair the gauge pod on my '85 R80. Decent workable...
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By Other Bob
Yes, Cravens (and hardware) are being reproduced...

Yes, Cravens (and hardware) are being reproduced in the UK, though it does not appear that the Arrow series has made it into production yet -

http://www.cravens.org.uk

Kanticoy, I like your...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6,314
Views: 1,265,404
Posted By Other Bob
Indeed .. :clap

Indeed .. :clap
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2,740
Views: 486,709
Posted By Other Bob
WTB/WTT - rider footpeg brackets '85 R80 mono

I have an ''85 R80 mono. The frame mounting points for the rider footpeg brackets have 15 peak/valley serations to keep the bracket from spinning. I don't know why, but my brackets have 30...
Forum: Airheads 07-12-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,357
Posted By Other Bob
Umm ... :hmmmmm ... ok, you got me Ozmoses. ...

Umm ... :hmmmmm ... ok, you got me Ozmoses. Sorry Nick. :fpalm
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,357
Posted By Other Bob
Ouch .. no need to kick the guy while his wallet...

Ouch .. no need to kick the guy while his wallet is still bleeding! :nono He confessed, we all feel his pain, it won't happen again. Right Nick?

I'll add a +1 for quality of Bud Provin's...
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By Other Bob
What is a rotary phone? :rofl :rofl EDIT: ...

What is a rotary phone? :rofl :rofl

EDIT: Dang, chollo9 beat me to it!
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,475
Posted By Other Bob
The yearnin' for learnin' never ends! :lol3 ...

The yearnin' for learnin' never ends! :lol3

I took another look at the Max BMW fiche for the R60/6 and R100S and for the rocker bearings both give part #11-33-1-261-712. The fiche notes both...
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,806
Posted By Other Bob
I'll second BB's view, although I do think that...

I'll second BB's view, although I do think that dirt riding experience is an excellent way to improve your safety and competence on the street. You will naturally spend WAY more time with your bike...
Forum: Airheads 06-26-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2,740
Views: 486,709
Posted By Other Bob
TDL028, PM sent. Sounds like it's at least...

TDL028,

PM sent. Sounds like it's at least good for a core or parts - I'm interested in buying it.

I checked out your "Frankenbeemer" thread. You're doing some really nice work on that...
Forum: Americas 06-25-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,122
Posted By Other Bob
I don't know, but how expensive can a paper roll...

I don't know, but how expensive can a paper roll chart holder be? Or spare sets of rollers? Buy a few spares - enough to hold your whole trip - and roll them in advance while enjoying the AC'ed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,609
Posted By Other Bob
^ Great advice ^ Any downhill fun on snow...

^ Great advice ^

Any downhill fun on snow (ski, inner tube, sled) is an opportunity to remind yourself that you can still control your position, of not your direction.

For instance, if...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6,314
Views: 1,265,404
Posted By Other Bob
+ 10,000 and however many more it takes to...

+ 10,000 and however many more it takes to convince you to depart on that trip with her NOW! My daughter (an only child) took up the interest at about the same age, and she even enjoyed the AMA...
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,475
Posted By Other Bob
Knary, It took a bit of extra digging time...

Knary,

It took a bit of extra digging time to locate something useful, but .. :D

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/frankenglide/image_zpscb88339b.jpg

These are out if a R60/6 which...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6,314
Views: 1,265,404
Posted By Other Bob
Very nice machine David! Love the trimmed front...

Very nice machine David! Love the trimmed front fender. Is the seat your own handiwork?

And, is that a Parabellum 'shield? What height? Effective?

Bob ('85 R80 .. thus, all the questions)
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,740
Views: 486,709
Posted By Other Bob
Hey, I'll take those! PM your PayPal address to...

Hey, I'll take those! PM your PayPal address to me and I'll send the payment right away.

Bob
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,475
Posted By Other Bob
I'll start digging, followup report soon. - Bob

I'll start digging, followup report soon. - Bob
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,475
Posted By Other Bob
Ahh, yes .. he did say "[s]ets of used rockers,...

Ahh, yes .. he did say "[s]ets of used rockers, with bearings in unknown condition". I missed the plural and that is a big difference!

Of course "bearings in unknown condition" still throws a...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By Other Bob
^ This, but get a disposable paint brush and...

^ This, but get a disposable paint brush and melt the SnowSeal in advance in a soup can. At a minumum let the boots get good and warm in the noontime sun. Better yet, invest in a cheap heat gun or...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,999
Posted By Other Bob
Ok, I'll play - Bob

Ok, I'll play - Bob
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,475
Posted By Other Bob
I can speak to #4 and #5. I had similar trouble...

I can speak to #4 and #5. I had similar trouble with my '85 R80 rocker bearings:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=829938

Q#5: Don't buy used at $100-$150 when new rockers of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,287
Posted By Other Bob
Yea, are you a biker or a pussy? Grow some...

Yea, are you a biker or a pussy? Grow some balls! Oh wait, you're an engineer .. better leave a memo, pussy!



.. engineers often do that. The 'problem' isn't significant, but it's kind of...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Other Bob
I don't own Kriega US-20's but you might avoid...

I don't own Kriega US-20's but you might avoid the tangled strap/spoke problem completely by adapting some Ortleib hardware to the bags of your choice:
...
Forum: Airheads 06-09-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2,740
Views: 486,709
Posted By Other Bob
Dibs on the tools, PM being sent. Bob

Dibs on the tools, PM being sent.

Bob
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,774
Posted By Other Bob
^ Yea, what he asked, +1! ^ And com'on...

^ Yea, what he asked, +1! ^

And com'on with an answer already, it's been like two hours since he asked .. sheesh, we want answers!

No excuses about "work" either! We know the real BMW...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,803
Posted By Other Bob
DAMN! Just .. DAMN! What a life! I'd love to...

DAMN! Just .. DAMN! What a life! I'd love to hear more about your work on those beauties! You've just thrown some 100LL on my desire to make another pilgrimage to the Oshkosh airshow. I rarely...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By Other Bob
Nice work Faza, and welcome aboard - you're an...

Nice work Faza, and welcome aboard - you're an inmate now!

I like your new subframe, but a couple things caught my eye. The sharpie pen marks on the top tube loop and holes in the seat pan make...
Forum: Airheads 05-31-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By Other Bob
The world is round! Now go wear some groves in...

The world is round! Now go wear some groves in it with your new bike. I hope it turns out to be all you anticipated it would so long ago.

Bob
Forum: Airheads 05-30-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By Other Bob
Here is what you want: ...

Here is what you want: http://www.manicsalamander.com/products.aspx

I had a set on my KLR (shhh!) and they did the job of keeping my hands from going numb. They're nicely made in the USA at a...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,569
Posted By Other Bob
Uh, um, er ... maybe? Robert is my given name,...

Uh, um, er ... maybe? Robert is my given name, Bob my nickname. But there's more to the "other" part -

The reputation of "Bob[s]" in general has taken an undeserved beating in recent years. I...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,657
Posted By Other Bob
Damn, he explained it and I STILL don't...

Damn, he explained it and I STILL don't understand! I'm fucked ... :lol3

Bob
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,569
Posted By Other Bob
Luddites .. on the Web? Isn't that an oxymoron...

Luddites .. on the Web? Isn't that an oxymoron of sorts? :D
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,366
Posted By Other Bob
BMW model specs: ...

BMW model specs:

http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/bmwmodels.htm

Like others, I recommend a monoshock mid-80's & later R80/100 based bike. Skip the RS/RT faired models, look for the naked "-R" or...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-14-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,646
Posted By Other Bob
Pissed If he had simply said "I'm Velo-curious, please...

If he had simply said "I'm Velo-curious, please tell me more" would that be sufficient for you?

Maybe it's true, even logically obvious to you, that we moto-neophyes will naturally stumble upon...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,770
Posted By Other Bob
Yep, that'd be me .. but wouln't it be nice to...

Yep, that'd be me .. but wouln't it be nice to level the truck/bike size difference a bit! Tires, windows, radiators: cages would be such juicy targets!
...
Forum: Racing 05-04-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 679
Posted By Other Bob
Ouch .. I remember doing that playing football. ...

Ouch .. I remember doing that playing football. My ring finger second joint, turned sideways across my middle finger. It's strange seeing your own joints pointing in diretions they shouldn't be...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By Other Bob
It's looking nice. How do you like the m-unit so...

It's looking nice. How do you like the m-unit so far?

Bob
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