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Forum: Airheads 06-03-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By Beemerboff
You can change it by changing the ride height at...

You can change it by changing the ride height at either end.

I have a billet tripple on my G/S and tried it with the forks a few mm through, but quickly put it straight back - it just didnt feel...
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,960
Posted By Beemerboff
It was actually Richie Moore who asked the...

It was actually Richie Moore who asked the factory for information on building a stout box - his bikes are making 120 HP+ so I suppose his boxes are getting close to their limit, and he must have...
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 24,822
Posted By Beemerboff
"Scotchbrite" type materials come in many...

"Scotchbrite" type materials come in many different grades , from the green household stuff used for washing pots to those impregnated with diamond dust which is used for, err, well lets just forget...
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,471
Posted By Beemerboff
I have never seen anything issued from the...

I have never seen anything issued from the factory to the dealers, but someone who is currently building 120+ hp racing , and winning, hacks and reaching the limits of the transmissions was given the...
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By Beemerboff
Good to hear it all worked out well - just a...

Good to hear it all worked out well - just a mistake on assembly by the PO.

I bought a '' recently professionally rebuilt " 3 stud drive for my G/S on Ebay before I pulled mine, but when it...
Forum: Airheads 05-08-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 24,822
Posted By Beemerboff
That cyliunder glaze myth article is just...

That cyliunder glaze myth article is just straight bullshit - the guy calls a Sunnen hone a crude instrument, although it can work to tolerances of less than two microns, he has never heard of...
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 247,308
Posted By Beemerboff
Dont get too excited, just Wait until you buy...

Dont get too excited, just Wait until you buy some supposedly genuine BMW spare parts , like handlebar or ignition switches, and you will find that they are cheap unbranded rubbish which wont last...
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By Beemerboff
Yes - the new bearing will be exactly the same...

Yes - the new bearing will be exactly the same thickness as the old one, so if there is no wear elsewhere it will not need reshimming.

Clymer has a reasonable set of instruction on how to check...
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,471
Posted By Beemerboff
My local machinist has a press with a pressure...

My local machinist has a press with a pressure gauge, and he has found that most non circlip boxes take twice the pressure to move the bearing.

But if you set the end float tight, the bearings...
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,435
Posted By Beemerboff
A long time ago we used powdered graphite in the...

A long time ago we used powdered graphite in the cables, as you didnt want oil working its way up the cable and into the Smiths Chronometric, or whatever, instruments.

I would probably still...
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By Beemerboff
Just shimming the wheel side bearing will push...

Just shimming the wheel side bearing will push the crown wheel down onto the pinion, changing both the wipe pattern and the backlash.

There is a possibility that there has been wear on the...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 24,822
Posted By Beemerboff
Talk is cheap, abuse even cheaper. You guys...

Talk is cheap, abuse even cheaper.

You guys got any facts to back up your statements ?

FWIW a Vincent Black Shadow will blow any factory built airhead into the weeds , and it does so with 1...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By Beemerboff
And backlash , which you set with the same spacer...

And backlash , which you set with the same spacer you use to set the mesh.

It is just about possible with a needle roller set at zero play , but when you have to preload the crown wheel 2 thou...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By Beemerboff
Look at the final drive body, drive side - if it...

Look at the final drive body, drive side - if it has a Machined plug in the center you have a needle roller bearing on that side.

Permissible end float with that set up is 0 to 2 thou, and at 2...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By Beemerboff
I don't think anyone ever regretted finding the...

I don't think anyone ever regretted finding the little extra for an Ohlins .

Remote pre compression adjustment is good , makes final set up much easier, particularly if you can reach it on the...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 24,822
Posted By Beemerboff
The timing chain on my G/S needs doing . I dont...

The timing chain on my G/S needs doing . I dont have a suitable puller, and noticed that Cycleworks sell a kit for the job, removal and replacing.

It isnt cheap, but I am at the point in my life...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,960
Posted By Beemerboff
Remember that BMW have changed the spec for end...

Remember that BMW have changed the spec for end float to from 5 to 15 thou, instead of zero to two thou.

Also , is you intend setting the end float by crushing solder this gives a figure up to...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 247,308
Posted By Beemerboff
There is more than one supplier and style of...

There is more than one supplier and style of replica.

I bought the type with through bolts instead of studs, make fixing a breeze but they are thin, they will dent with a fall of the side stand...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 19,099
Posted By Beemerboff
Colortunes are only any use for setting idle, but...

Colortunes are only any use for setting idle, but I have found that if you use one to set idle then just of idle is correct too, and the first two yards down the road is an absolute hoot!

I have...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,633
Posted By Beemerboff
That 1/2" was just a rough figure - I dont even...

That 1/2" was just a rough figure - I dont even know if you have 34 or 40 mm carbs on your GS.

Snowbums site has the correct level for each, which he gives as a depth from the bottom, but I found...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,633
Posted By Beemerboff
Good results with new plugs is usually a sign of...

Good results with new plugs is usually a sign of a week spark, .
and that is usually a sign that the coil is on the way out.
Or your plug caps are.

Low float levels can cause the running on...
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By Beemerboff
The 6204 is the sprocket carrier bearing, it...

The 6204 is the sprocket carrier bearing, it was on the way out and both seals were toast so I had to call in to the bearing man anyway, and as 6203's are at the small end of the range for wheel...
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By Beemerboff
Supershaft, I Just replaced the chain and...

Supershaft, I Just replaced the chain and sprockets on the F650, and did the wheel bearings and seals at the same time -

6204 bearing BMW List $45.76 - cost...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Poll: Ride naked?
Views: 1,387
Posted By Beemerboff
A small Givi A210 sized screen is unobtrusive, ...

A small Givi A210 sized screen is unobtrusive, if angled correctly is quite silent with little buffeting, and combined with handguards gives all the protection I need.

I have found little...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By Beemerboff
BMW is starting to source it's spares from junk...

BMW is starting to source it's spares from junk suppliers, so with items like bearings and seals where top quality items are are readily available usually at 30% of BMW's price it makes sense to...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,260
Posted By Beemerboff
Some bikes run better with the snorkels removed -...

Some bikes run better with the snorkels removed - my GS does.

They unclip so it is reversible if yours doesn't.

Some folks who have fitted a O2 meter that they can read while riding the bike...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,872
Posted By Beemerboff
I have the Dunlops on my B44 , as it has a 18"...

I have the Dunlops on my B44 , as it has a 18" front and they are hard to find in dual sport. They do as well as most 80/20 dual sports.

0n my GS's a really like the 50/50 Mitas E07's , like...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,026
Posted By Beemerboff
For grips try Cal Sport Touring -I have a pair...

For grips try Cal Sport Touring -I have a pair of the soft Progrip Dual Sport Rally Grips with a pair of small Grip Puppies on top and they work better than anything else I've tried on the thumper....
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,260
Posted By Beemerboff
I had a bad plug cap once, on a four plug G/S. ...

I had a bad plug cap once, on a four plug G/S.

I bought a bike with it on it and got a very good deal because no one could get the bike to go right, but a new cap fixed it PDQ.
Forum: Australia 03-28-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13,325
Views: 908,905
Posted By Beemerboff
Kiz , last time I checked there was no speed...

Kiz , last time I checked there was no speed limit on dirt roads, and ever if the ARRules contradicts that you are entitled to the benefit of the doubt if there are two laws which conflict.

Also ,...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,355
Posted By Beemerboff
Last time I had a bike wobble, tank slapper...

Last time I had a bike wobble, tank slapper actually, was around 1963 , when I took a sidecar off a sprung hub Triumph Tiger 100 and tried to ride it without changing the flat spotted tires.

A...
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By Beemerboff
My local shop has a Propriety capstan head set...

My local shop has a Propriety capstan head set up, just clamp the M.C. and then rotate the tooling for each step, so a quick and easy process.

The SS sleeves he uses are pre finished internally...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,712
Posted By Beemerboff
One theory is that the lower octane gas burns a...

One theory is that the lower octane gas burns a bit faster, probably by a couple of degrees.

Some bikes can probably take this no problem, and will probably benefit from it, some cant and wont.
...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By Beemerboff
I did it years ago and it was actually a step...

I did it years ago and it was actually a step backwards from the undertank master cylinder, until I changed the 13 mm cylinder for an 11mm one - it is no magic wand which will convert lousy brakes...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By Beemerboff
Flatracer has a tubular specifically for the G/S...

Flatracer has a tubular specifically for the G/S and the 21" wheel, though the one for the 19" wheel will fit with a 80/20 tire.

My bike had a stainless U piece similar to BMWBS item, and I...
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By Beemerboff
These buttons are made of the softest stainless...

These buttons are made of the softest stainless steel I have ever seen - no work hardening and the swarf came off continuously like I was drilling aluminium.

I drilled them out to when I fitted a...
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,731
Posted By Beemerboff
My benches are made from salvaged 2" thick...

My benches are made from salvaged 2" thick solid core doors - size is 2'6" by 6'6" so plenty big for most jobs, and they cost a couple of bucks from a salvage yard.

Decent timber is expensive...
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,868
Posted By Beemerboff
The problem is getting splines engaged - with the...

The problem is getting splines engaged - with the final drive attached to the paralever, and off the bike, the drive shaft can be dropped straight down a vertical paralever, and hopefully on to the...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,939
Posted By Beemerboff
If you order your replacement rod bolts from...

If you order your replacement rod bolts from Motorworks they sell the tool to fit them too.

Some folks give the tightening torque in degrees rotation from a set point, not just a straight torque...
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,505
Posted By Beemerboff
I have had a Ebay / Caltric starter on mt G/S for...

I have had a Ebay / Caltric starter on mt G/S for almost four years / 120,000 km, and it is still working the same as the first day I fitted it, which is perfectly.

Ontic swapped parts around to...
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