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Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,813
Posted By Renner
The R80ST could be the best all-'rounder ...

The R80ST could be the best all-'rounder

http://renner60.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/the-dirt/i-RX72vKk/0/XL/DSC00519-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2,154
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 222,226
Posted By Renner
Crap. I've always wanted to attend Airheads...

Crap.

I've always wanted to attend Airheads at the Aerodrome... I've known of Cole Palen since before I bought my first airhead, big Albatros fan, etc. since before I knew what a beemer was. It's...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 88,283
Posted By Renner
:knary perhaps I may one day show you the array...

:knary
perhaps I may one day show you the array of rocks with which I repair my beemer?


love your work. :thumb
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 80,339
Posted By Renner
Actually just over one year ago, during Last...

Actually just over one year ago, during Last Chance Rendezvous.
I'm planning to inspect the driveshaft today or tomorrow. Wheel rotation feels a bit lumpy, like incipient universal joint failure...
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By Renner
nice pics Anders, thx. The /5 has the...

nice pics Anders, thx.

The /5 has the benefit of a lockwasher, which is bent after assembly to capture the nut once it's torqued.
...
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By Renner
Yes. Cycleworks sells a tool which immobilizes...

Yes.
Cycleworks sells a tool which immobilizes the drive splines, making it easier to torque the nut.
There's a seal under the nut which keeps oil from migrating along the pinion splines. IMO that...
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By Renner
+1

check it.
My /6 displayed the same symptom. I removed the FD to check the seal/
Imagine my surprise when I found the pinion nut was only finger-snug.
Forum: Hacks 03-01-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7,073
Views: 2,643,245
Posted By Renner
:bow what, no hubcaps? :brow :D is...

:bow

what, no hubcaps? :brow :D

is that chrome upright between the bike & chair a flagpole receiver? :ear
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 31,994
Posted By Renner
:cry :clap please keep us posted. :lurk ...

:cry
:clap
please keep us posted.
:lurk
('hope no one trips over the kneeler)
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By Renner
tolerance stacking

no harm in (confirming good installation and then) shaving-off the fits' interference.
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2,154
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 222,226
Posted By Renner
http://tinyurl.com/ofsyg5t

http://tinyurl.com/ofsyg5t
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,011
Posted By Renner
+1 Keep the wheel.

+1
Keep the wheel.
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,080
Posted By Renner
... and thanks for hosting the docu-drama. ...

... and thanks for hosting the docu-drama.

Cheers mate :freaky
Forum: Airheads 02-25-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 80,339
Posted By Renner
http://renner60.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/LCR-XVII/i...

http://renner60.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/LCR-XVII/i-WRs9bTM/0/XL/LCR2013%20036-XL.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2,154
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 222,226
Posted By Renner
Imo

It is by far the best aftermarket /2 restoration manual available (not that there’s much competition), with nice checklists/worksheets provided for the more complex assemblies.<?xml:namespace prefix...
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2,154
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 222,226
Posted By Renner
On the US forks, with those lower nuts removed,...

On the US forks, with those lower nuts removed, is there anything (beyond a bit of stiction, gaiters, or the floor) keeping the sliders from extending further down and away from the damper rod?
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,555
Posted By Renner
Demo here:...

Demo here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HIAomp_rpQ
They're not hard to make. I have one to loan if you're interested.
122mm of air gap above the (fork compressed, spring-out) oil level sounds...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By Renner
steering head bearings, I guess. back to...

steering head bearings, I guess.

back to the backfire (afterfire?) issue, possible air leak past the intake spigot threads? No noticeable looseness there?
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2,154
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 222,226
Posted By Renner
pending the official response, I'd be inclined to...

pending the official response, I'd be inclined to preserve its uniquity by restoring it to the current scheme.

That said, can I interest you in chrome front and top/crescent covers. :deal
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,272
Posted By Renner
Item #17, no? ...

Item #17, no?

http://renner60.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Maintenance/i-Cht6ZXv/0/XL/B0000154-XL.png

No doubt.
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,249
Posted By Renner
one... two... five! :lol3

one... two... five!

:lol3
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,249
Posted By Renner
I've had a few of the old ones fail. 'could be...

I've had a few of the old ones fail. 'could be bad luck. :dunno

no worries. enjoy the ride. :D
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,249
Posted By Renner
I don't recall, are you running the original...

I don't recall, are you running the original alternator rotor? :ear

not that I want to jinx you or anything... :augie

sounds like fun. :thumb
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,272
Posted By Renner
I read a +1 to this on R90SWORLDNET (digest) just...

I read a +1 to this on R90SWORLDNET (digest) just today.
The pro-poster who shall remain nameless suggesting to use calipers to measure between the cam quill and the bore for it's seal, so...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 28,060
Posted By Renner
+1

Good results come easy once the path is known, and what little browsing may be necessary usually reveals some other gem.

That was interesting, thanks. :nod

There's some irony in complaining...
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Renner
1cm

the steering stop on my R80ST shows 10.1mm or as close to .4" as it matters.

interested in the frame straightening and jig.
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,318
Posted By Renner
How could she not? :bubba

How could she not? :bubba
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 101,099
Posted By Renner
http://goo.gl/maps/WSS0z that's right....

http://goo.gl/maps/WSS0z


that's right. can't let them sit too long. :nod
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By Renner
off the top, where the change is, maintaining the...

off the top, where the change is, maintaining the headlamp's position.

Regarding how much: if there's any question then measure the brace from its lowest plane to the step in its bore and shorten...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,900
Posted By Renner
'all I got: ...

'all I got:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=790873
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By Renner
BMW made a sport cam for the R27, so you may be...

BMW made a sport cam for the R27, so you may be on to something.

Installing a cam without other supporting changes may result in less horsepower....
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,080
Posted By Renner
:lol3 ..my camera case, but you knew that. ...

:lol3

..my camera case, but you knew that.
I should have propped it with a Michigan bank roll
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,318
Posted By Renner
I'm only aware of the /2 parade tanks as well....

I'm only aware of the /2 parade tanks as well. Chrome & paint.
Yours reminded me of those more than the silver-smoke paint scheme. Maybe due to the lighting but certainly reinforced by the...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,318
Posted By Renner
:thumb If that was in my garage I'd spend...

:thumb

If that was in my garage I'd spend way too much time looking at it.

The tank is the best, stripes set off the black and silver nicely. Elmontanero and I were just talking about parade...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,080
Posted By Renner
I get 16.58mm edited for accuracy ...

I get 16.58mm

edited for accuracy

http://renner60.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Maintenance/i-xDqF4k9/0/XL/5-speed%20meas-XL.jpg
Forum: Airheads 01-31-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,318
Posted By Renner
it's helpful and inspiring, having the whole...

it's helpful and inspiring, having the whole 9-yards presented in a thread, so to speak.

Care to elaborate on the pin-striping technique? as time allows.
I'm fairly tempted...
Forum: Airheads 01-31-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,318
Posted By Renner
At first sight those pinstripes looked very bold,...

At first sight those pinstripes looked very bold, but I'm liking it more each time I see it.
So I'm seconding JimGregory's perspective, including kudos to the "double-stripe on the tank" job.
...
Forum: Airheads 01-31-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 33,313
Posted By Renner
That /5 is a work of moto-art which invokes the...

That /5 is a work of moto-art which invokes the good-old days of the miles-gobbling wehrmacht.

But the spark plug lead... it embarrasses me for you.
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,014
Posted By Renner
My sidestand is also set on auto-retract. I...

My sidestand is also set on auto-retract.
I catch and ease it up with my foot, then push it into the clipped position with my toe.

If I don't catch the sidestand on the way up it typically...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 33,313
Posted By Renner
While I can't view your pic from here at work (...

While I can't view your pic from here at work ( :baldy ) you've somehow reminded me of this book's opening sentence, "Fors was a mutant.", which has stuck with me for 30+ years.
...
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