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Forum: Airheads 05-22-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
Fuel levels are spot on, I rechecked those again...

Fuel levels are spot on, I rechecked those again this year, I haven't given it a full cleaning this year though. It sat dry over the winter and started up so easily I thought I would be in the...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
Awesome awesome links!! :clap Thanks for...

Awesome awesome links!! :clap

Thanks for those links, they are very cool and informative! :bow
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
I believe I did, but for the life of me I am...

I believe I did, but for the life of me I am drawing a blank right now. I believe it was a 78. I have the serial number off the bike.

6161000r100s

I believe the wheels on mine WERE changed...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
Updates!

So after letting the bike take a nice long rest in the trailer over the winter, it came back to life VERY easily!
I started it up no problem right out of the trailer and things were good, it idled,...
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 19,857
Posted By freebyrd24
Martian, I was thinking about this thread...

Martian,

I was thinking about this thread yesterday and came on today to see no update since October! Any updates?? Hope all is going well there!
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
Another update from the weekend! I ditched...

Another update from the weekend!

I ditched my temporary gas set-up in favor of a new (to me) tank and new petcocks! And I was finally able to put a tank and seat on! The bike actually looks...
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
Hi DoktorT! Yes, float levels have been...

Hi DoktorT!

Yes, float levels have been checked and confirmed to be correct. All passageways and jets have been thoroughly cleaned with carb cleaner and compressed air.

The sizes I will...
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
It would make sense if it were a diaphram torn,...

It would make sense if it were a diaphram torn, but these are less than a year old and I just checked them a couple days ago and they look great. I'll check it again, but I don't think that's it.
...
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
I'm not sure what "points in a can is" haha. I...

I'm not sure what "points in a can is" haha. I have points! I think actually in this thread earlier is a picture of my points when I was suspect of them. I've since replaced them with another set...
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
I narrowed it down to a fuel problem by switching...

I narrowed it down to a fuel problem by switching the carbs around. After testing and testing I decided to put the left carb on the right side, and the right carb on the left side. Hooked up but no...
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
I've been tinkering and enjoy working on older...

I've been tinkering and enjoy working on older bikes for a while (just not an airhead). I've had a couple older inline 4's and dirtbikes and know these older carb'd bikes can be a little tricky to...
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
Thanks Charlie! Surprisingly though I'm only 25,...

Thanks Charlie! Surprisingly though I'm only 25, with an inclination towards the better rock music of the 70's and 80's!

To prevent the other cylinder from firing, I leave the spark plug in the...
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
Thanks everyone for the consistent input. It's...

Thanks everyone for the consistent input. It's good to bounce ideas and learn along the way.

Last night I had a little time so I ran out and adjusted the float level. It seemed low so I went...
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 19,857
Posted By freebyrd24
Excellent milestone with being able to move in! ...

Excellent milestone with being able to move in! Keep up the great work as usual!
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
I haven't gotten a chance to get to it yet, but I...

I haven't gotten a chance to get to it yet, but I was doing some more searching and came across a thread on the cylindrical tube in the float bowl. Is this strictly for choke purposes? I remember...
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
That is so cool! haha thank you!

That is so cool! haha thank you!
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
There we go, I updated my location. I'm just...

There we go, I updated my location. I'm just south of Boston in Massachusetts.

I wish I could find that diagram on the flow of passageways through the carb.

I set up the settings to how they...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
I'm a mechanical engineer so I follow you! :clap...

I'm a mechanical engineer so I follow you! :clap Very good description!!

I'm sorry, when I said gaskets I meant to include o-rings. I do believe my o-rings are not in good shape, so I'm going...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
Yes I did as best I could with carb spray and...

Yes I did as best I could with carb spray and then lots of air many many times. Does anyone have a diagram of what the air passages look like inside of the carb, like a diagram on how they flow?
...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
I can get it running with 2/3 choke and it will...

I can get it running with 2/3 choke and it will rev up. When I go to release the choke it just sputters out and dies fairly quickly. Could this be air leaking by the gaskets? Or fuel leaking by...
Forum: Airheads 10-03-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
Wirespokes - I can almost guarantee that an...

Wirespokes - I can almost guarantee that an airhead guru could probably fix this within 10 minutes of fooling with it in person!

I switched carbs from side to side just for a quick test to narrow...
Forum: Airheads 10-02-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
Update finally! So all weekend was spent...

Update finally!

So all weekend was spent working on the BMW and tinkering. I have one cylinder working perfectly. The right cylinder is having some issues. I actually took the carbs off...
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 19,857
Posted By freebyrd24
Loving watching this come together! Awesome to...

Loving watching this come together! Awesome to see these updates all the time. Keep up the great work man! Very very impressed still! :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Airheads 08-24-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
OK I found some good photos and fiches and I have...

OK I found some good photos and fiches and I have a plan of attack. I'll report back later...

Thanks!
Forum: Airheads 08-24-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
Sorry for all the questions, I'm having a hard...

Sorry for all the questions, I'm having a hard time reading the fiche without the carb in front of me. Is the pre-atomizer underneath the part that threads into the carb body? I'll have to...
Forum: Airheads 08-24-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
Great fiche! That's a pretty nice one. I was...

Great fiche! That's a pretty nice one. I was investigating using bikebandit's.

I did put the preatomizer in. how did you put the jet in with the pre-atomizer?
Forum: Airheads 08-24-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
Is the atomizer the assembly that the main just...

Is the atomizer the assembly that the main just threads into?
Forum: Airheads 08-24-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
Pre-atomizer?? Not sure what that is. Do you...

Pre-atomizer?? Not sure what that is. Do you have a fiche readily available you could post? I'll search for one now...
Forum: Airheads 08-24-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
OK so last night I did some more testing. At...

OK so last night I did some more testing. At first the starting fluid didn't work on the bad cylinder, but I kept at it and it sputtered to life. I then went and tore down and cleaned up the carb...
Forum: Airheads 08-23-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
That's okay! I'll take any and all advice and...

That's okay! I'll take any and all advice and help! Thanks! I saw the VIN tag while working on it but still haven't looked up the numbers. I thought to write them down and verify but was too busy...
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
OK I didn't think it could be timing based on how...

OK I didn't think it could be timing based on how the ignition setup looked like it worked.

I verified spark again tonight by removing the plug and placing it against the engine block with the...
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
So i tried shooting starting fluid through the...

So i tried shooting starting fluid through the carb into the intake and it didn't work. Here are some pictures of the points set up. I have to read up on the points to see if someone one cylinder...
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
I tried to upload a video but it is from a...

I tried to upload a video but it is from a cellphone and I need to convert the format. I'll try to do that tonight and gather more information.
Thank you for the input as usual DoktorT!
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
Major progress

So I went on vacation so things got stalled a little bit. I came back and gave the old BMW another try. I hooked up my temporary fuel supply, cleaned out the carbs again and went at it with the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-12-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 192,164
Posted By freebyrd24
Thank you Mullet! The way you write and your...

Thank you Mullet! The way you write and your sense of humor had me laughing out of control at my office today. People thought I was insane, but this thread is one of the funniest things I have ever...
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 19,857
Posted By freebyrd24
Awesome job! I love seeing the updates on this...

Awesome job! I love seeing the updates on this thread
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
Cool2 Tank!

Hey everyone. Progress was slowed due to just being too busy. I had a friend who started to media blast the fuel tank and after just a few minutes, realized the tank had been repaired once before...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
Wow thank you for all the links and advice Doktor...

Wow thank you for all the links and advice Doktor T! I genuinely appreciate it all!

The tank is UGLY. I don't think it's salvagable, but I'm going to see if I can get it cleaned. Rust on the...
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
Here are pictures the day we brought it home....

Here are pictures the day we brought it home. Also have the full luggage and large front fairing that came separately. And crash bars. It was starting to rain so we only got a few photos.
...
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,921
Posted By freebyrd24
Wow thank you all very much! Very inspirational...

Wow thank you all very much! Very inspirational and motivational! I'm excited to get started on this and get some time on it!

Lokey - That bike is gorgeous! Great job! What is the front...
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