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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Bill Harris
Good responses. In my younger days I used...

Good responses.

In my younger days I used to D&D moderately. Young and foolish, and in the '70s-'80's it was more socially acceptable. But nowadays (last 10 years or so), I'll have a drink with...
Forum: Airheads Today, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By Bill Harris
Getting things wet _might_ alter the behavior of...

Getting things wet _might_ alter the behavior of a questionable connectior

Double-check the accuracy of the voltmeter you are suing (i assume that it is the on-board VDP voltmeter). And the VR is...
Forum: Airheads Today, 11:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,314
Posted By Bill Harris
That, sir, is righteous. :thumb ...get...

That, sir, is righteous. :thumb

...get away from those maps and get closer to some travelmaps. :D

--Bill
Forum: Airheads Today, 10:54 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,156
Posted By Bill Harris
But no brushes or diode board... :rolleyes ...

But no brushes or diode board... :rolleyes

--Bill
Forum: Airheads Today, 10:50 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,156
Posted By Bill Harris
Yikes. That circuit board looks like a prototype...

Yikes. That circuit board looks like a prototype cooked up around the kitchen table. No protective/conformal coating for the PCB components and that looks like silicone/hot glue strain relief on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 06:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,247
Posted By Bill Harris
I don't know diddly about UShip, having not had...

I don't know diddly about UShip, having not had the need. Googling "uship shipper" brought up a number of negative comments, which raised a flag with me.

Glad that your shipment worked out.
...
Forum: Airheads Today, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By Bill Harris
Piffle. They do contain errors, most people ...

Piffle. They do contain errors, most people don't bother to note them.

Example: Page 143, Figure 12.13 Caption: "finned nuts need only to be slackened..." From the Haynes "BMW Twins ...
Forum: Airheads Today, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By Bill Harris
Ummm, good point. I said "30 ft-lbs" because...

Ummm, good point. I said "30 ft-lbs" because that is the spec and it stuck in my head 'cause we have that wheel bearing thread going. I have my wheel bearings set for, and actually use, a wheel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 01:29 AM
Replies: 31,205
Views: 7,563,236
Posted By Bill Harris
As Killboy says "Come for the ride, stay for the...

As Killboy says "Come for the ride, stay for the show."
...
Forum: Airheads Today, 12:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By Bill Harris
Be careful. A lot of it can be dead wrong. ...

Be careful. A lot of it can be dead wrong.

The forks have "stiction. Likely a bent fork tube or misalignment in the system. It is a big deal, but not impossible to fix. First thing to do undo...
Forum: Airheads Today, 12:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By Bill Harris
Wow, yes. B&W just has such a visual texture. ...

Wow, yes. B&W just has such a visual texture.

'Specially on old Airheads.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads Today, 12:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,265
Posted By Bill Harris
OMG, Tacos? Burritos? In just two pages this...

OMG, Tacos? Burritos? In just two pages this thread sinks into a NSFW classic. I'll predict it'll be headed for that subbasement under CSM and Head Explody once KBasa catches wind... ...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By Bill Harris
I like IKON. The old KONI shocks we used as...

I like IKON. The old KONI shocks we used as kids, but moved overseas (or came home, depending on your perspective)...

JOOC I did a google for "ikon shock rebuild" and came up with this, just on...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 467
Posted By Bill Harris
No. http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/boxer.gif ...

No.

http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/boxer.gif




And beau coup engine drawings:

http://www.ketchum.org/BMWEnginePix/
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By Bill Harris
That Click, with the tank as a soundingboard. ...

That Click, with the tank as a soundingboard.

Good suggestion on facing up the face of the petcock. I've been meaning to upload this photo for 5 years now. I took the "minimum cleanup" approach...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By Bill Harris
Shocks. A Shock Thread can become as evangelical...

Shocks. A Shock Thread can become as evangelical as an oil, tire or battery thread.

My choice was a set of IKON shocks.

33 99 0 000 001 IKON shock pair 7610 - 1298 1970-1984 $ 375.00
...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By Bill Harris
You might replace nothing. Or everything. This...

You might replace nothing. Or everything. This is a loaded question.

Mileage? Maintenance history? How long have you owned the bike? Your maintenace of the bike? How long is a "long trip"? ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,247
Posted By Bill Harris
Google "uship shipper". UShip looks to be a...

Google "uship shipper". UShip looks to be a business that connects people who want things shipped and people who can ship.

One link from Google:
...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Bill Harris
Google "gspd footpeg" and you'll come up with...

Google "gspd footpeg" and you'll come up with lots of ideas (starting off with this message and many other messages on ADV) on several websites. And maybe google "lower gspd footpeg".

I've seen...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 02:22 AM
Replies: 31,205
Views: 7,563,236
Posted By Bill Harris
But think of how much that extra 3 inches of...

But think of how much that extra 3 inches of clearance is helping him. Without it he'd have grounded out long ago... :eek1

--Bill
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 02:17 AM
Replies: 31,205
Views: 7,563,236
Posted By Bill Harris
I'm guessing rental bike. :D 'Tis a mismatch. ...

I'm guessing rental bike. :D 'Tis a mismatch.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By Bill Harris
Not only diabolic, insidious. But that feel of a...

Not only diabolic, insidious. But that feel of a maintained petcock as it chlinks from to detent makes it worth the hassle...

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By Bill Harris
Yeah, what they said. My way is to grab...

Yeah, what they said.

My way is to grab the knurled ring edge-on with Vice-Grips. In other words, the knurled ring should be across the flat tip of the Vice-Grips. Hold the vice-grips in the...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,512
Posted By Bill Harris
See what this place does... :D --Bill

See what this place does... :D

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By Bill Harris
I guess: muffler bearing.

I guess: muffler bearing.
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,557
Posted By Bill Harris
And remember that Duane's Website has a page on...

And remember that Duane's Website has a page on care&feeding of that switch. Read it first.

They used the same switch in "them new-fangled /2's", the /5 series.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 852
Posted By Bill Harris
Very good, Mr Woody. This will take a lot of the...

Very good, Mr Woody. This will take a lot of the mystique away from us "bmw blacksmith's" preachings. :D

Numbered in your order:

1) Yep, by the book is the way. I measure the preload with a...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,512
Posted By Bill Harris
I briefly owned a Toyota Landcruiser in the late...

I briefly owned a Toyota Landcruiser in the late '70's. Got stole. :huh:eek1:cry Beautiful example of sov-ie-et technology. Everything was crude but functioned. I swear, it had cast-iron body...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By Bill Harris
I like the noise --Bill

I like the noise

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,512
Posted By Bill Harris
...as wel as spelling. /klay See what this...

...as wel as spelling. /klay

See what this place does... :D

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By Bill Harris
Neat to see this thread continuing. Good work. ...

Neat to see this thread continuing. Good work.

And the production of Wirewrkr's Centerstand Repair Kit has been picke up by Boxerworks: ...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-28-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,271
Posted By Bill Harris
Neat. And this thread is been resuscitated over...

Neat. And this thread is been resuscitated over in Airheads, down the hall:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=997402

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,754
Posted By Bill Harris
Two 1.5 ohms (3 ohms total) zapping dual plugs,...

Two 1.5 ohms (3 ohms total) zapping dual plugs, driven by a Dyna booster on Points. Sure I can do that... :D
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 852
Posted By Bill Harris
Yes! :thumb One good tool to have is a BMW...

Yes! :thumb

One good tool to have is a BMW wheel bearing greaser. The old school way was to periodically tap out the bearing stack and physically clean and repack them. A PITA. But several...
Forum: Airheads 07-28-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Bill Harris
That is good to know. Approaching 200K and 42...

That is good to know. Approaching 200K and 42 years on mine the "rim fatigue factor" had occurred to me. That is a LOT of flexing and stress cycles. At one time I wondered if check the rims...
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By Bill Harris
Probably. :D

Probably. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,876
Posted By Bill Harris
205. ...

205. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=995843
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,523
Posted By Bill Harris
Wot? An SS exhaust for £100 ? Dam your...

Wot? An SS exhaust for £100 ?

Dam your eyes, Eee-ian (or is it Eye-ian?)...

http://www.mysticgames.com/famouspeople/pictures/MartyFeldman.jpg


Good deal, though.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,754
Posted By Bill Harris
:fpalm Dude, are you still on your way to MOA...

:fpalm Dude, are you still on your way to MOA and fiddling with this? It ain't because the primary connection screws are too close to the grouded coil bracket. The only worry is to make sure that...
Forum: Airheads 07-27-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 852
Posted By Bill Harris
Permatex and Loctite are intertwined. You...

Permatex and Loctite are intertwined. You probably got the same as the 640 sleeve mount, rebranded.

Being a little nitpicky, you can get a little more (or less) wheel bearing preload with the...
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