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Forum: Airheads 03-21-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By robsmoto
In July of 2008 a buddy and I were headed to the...

In July of 2008 a buddy and I were headed to the MOA Rally in Wy. We were at the OH/IN border when we encountered heavy rain. The cold water caused a crack in my buddy's airhead coil. Len, in...
Forum: Airheads 07-26-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By robsmoto
Nick Greear made a batch of extenders for RS / RT...

Nick Greear made a batch of extenders for RS / RT mirrors. I have a set on my RS and they work great (that is I can actually see behind me). Other threads with some pictures can be found in the...
Forum: Airheads 07-12-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,116
Posted By robsmoto
I've obtained several sets of the stainless...

I've obtained several sets of the stainless mufflers from EPCO and been very pleased. But, I ride (or drive) over to his shop and get the mufflers in person. Elsewhere on ADV you can find other...
Forum: Americas 06-09-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By robsmoto
In a little over a week some buddies and I are...

In a little over a week some buddies and I are going down the BRP on the
way to the BMW RA rally in Asheville. We have had the same discussion
regarding hotel vs camping. Regarding closed...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By robsmoto
The picture below might not be exactly what you...

The picture below might not be exactly what you are seeking. But I found, somewhere, a larger (11"x14" or there about) image which I have "garage framed" (mounted on a piece of plywood with a piece...
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By robsmoto
For the past several years a feller in Hilliard...

For the past several years a feller in Hilliard (west side of Columbus) has hosted an airhead tech session in April. I don't know if he is going to do it again this year, though. I've not seen...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 774
Posted By robsmoto
I had stainless steel spokes put in the rear...

I had stainless steel spokes put in the rear wheel of my 77RS almost 10 years ago. No corrosion issues. Stainless will gall in aluminum. As I recall the spokes came with a lubricant (small squeeze...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,808
Posted By robsmoto
I also have a 77 RS. I didn't know anything...

I also have a 77 RS. I didn't know anything about the 77 being special when I bought the bike - I just wanted a project bike. I had a photo of the bike on my laptop as the desktop image and a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,087
Posted By robsmoto
This trip looked quite interesting. I like that...

This trip looked quite interesting. I like that it was a bit ad hoc and not fully planned before you started. Great photos. It makes me want to go now (and also be very glad that I didn't get to...
Forum: Airheads 10-17-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By robsmoto
I've gotten several Boyer units from Rocky Point...

I've gotten several Boyer units from Rocky Point Cycle - although this was when Stan Smith still owned RPC and it was in Xenia, OH. I've not done any business with the new owner of RPC. I am quite...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By robsmoto
Hucky's has both the chrome steel battery covers...

Hucky's has both the chrome steel battery covers ($290/pair) and the stainless ($180/pair). The stainless set are unpainted. Link here - http://www.bmwhucky.com/007546.html

As I recall, I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 249,952
Posted By robsmoto
Bill and Clif - I am really enjoying reading...

Bill and Clif -

I am really enjoying reading this ride report. [Clif, the vids are nice, but it is much easier to look at embedded photos while reading the narrative.] Regardless of the...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,424
Posted By robsmoto
I was in high school in the early 70s and riding...

I was in high school in the early 70s and riding a Honda CB-350. Around the corner from us lived a physician that had a black BMW. I now know that it was a /5 (likely an R75).

I thought that it...
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,160
Posted By robsmoto
I obtained a YSS from Tom Cutter for my K75S - he...

I obtained a YSS from Tom Cutter for my K75S - he made same type of inquiries regarding weight (and weight distribution) and type of riding. The end result was a shock that gave a good ride.

I've...
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,396
Posted By robsmoto
I rebuilt my 77RS transmission for slightly less...

I rebuilt my 77RS transmission for slightly less (although I spent more when including the tools purchased.) I needed a replacement intermediate shaft ($200 for used one from Re-Psycle BMW), around...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,382
Posted By robsmoto
If you have old motorcycles there is a constant...

If you have old motorcycles there is a constant need to make / repair various bits. .... or did you mean old enthusiast for motorcycles? ... even old guys like to play around a bit and learn new...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,382
Posted By robsmoto
First time for me seeing it as well. I've...

First time for me seeing it as well. I've discovered that the Mechanical Engineering student machine shop at Ohio State is available to me - not open till midnight though. It is quite handy to have...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,880
Posted By robsmoto
From the OP's description the items that need...

From the OP's description the items that need fixing sound like pretty simple and basic things. I'm lucky in being pretty near Re-Psycle BMW and two BMW dealerships. Re-Psycle almost always has...
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By robsmoto
check the vent for the tank (in fuel cap,I've...

check the vent for the tank (in fuel cap,I've used B-12 to clean, replace cork or rubber gasket afterwards)
check the in-line fuel filter, if present - replace or clean
drain gas from tank, remove...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-14-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,436
Posted By robsmoto
I have a 64 Bonneville that I've owned for about...

I have a 64 Bonneville that I've owned for about 15 years - it was in pretty decent shape. When I first got the bike it was suggested that I contact Baxter Cycle for parts. Over the years I've...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,392
Posted By robsmoto
I called Tom at EPCO this morning and spoke with...

I called Tom at EPCO this morning and spoke with him. He said that he is still making stainless mufflers. He is still doing tube bending behind his house but production of a lot of other stuff...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,392
Posted By robsmoto
Tom, the owner of EPCO, told me several years...

Tom, the owner of EPCO, told me several years back that he'd started production of various stainless steel components in Latin America. As I recall his son is running that operation. I found this...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-24-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,358
Posted By robsmoto
I periodically squirt WD-40 into frame openings. ...

I periodically squirt WD-40 into frame openings. I don't do this on a particular schedule.

If I've ridden a steel framed bike in the rain I might remove the tank, seat, and what ever else that...
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 827
Posted By robsmoto
Looks like a good time with some well qualified...

Looks like a good time with some well qualified advisory help. Where are the rest of the pictures? You mean you were too busy working on the transmissions? (I can't quite find it in myself to say...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,753
Posted By robsmoto
I just stumbled onto this thread. I'm always...

I just stumbled onto this thread. I'm always amazed that folks have the patience to take photos of work-in-progress. I usually don't think about taking photos until after I'm cleaned up and stuff...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By robsmoto
I purchased a rubber cover for the bleed nipple...

I purchased a rubber cover for the bleed nipple for a brake caliper. The tang was snipped off and the rubber cover fits perfectly over the odo reset button. At least it does on my BMW R100GS/PD. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-02-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,926
Posted By robsmoto
When I had my 77RS repainted I used the same...

When I had my 77RS repainted I used the same color, albeit with a more glossy finish. The front brake calipers were painted to match the unfaded interior portion (which I observed when rebuilding). ...
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,588
Posted By robsmoto
I've also thought about selling my RS. I...

I've also thought about selling my RS. I initially purchased it as a project. Project is done. But then I go for a ride out in the country with some nice roads and a bit of scenery.

Nope! ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 1,098
Views: 477,815
Posted By robsmoto
Thank you for all of the pictures and the...

Thank you for all of the pictures and the narration! I've really enjoyed following y'all's trip. Some of that cool weather that you are experiencing would feel pretty good in many parts of the US...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 28,475
Posted By robsmoto
On my 99 Tiger if the connector to the clutch...

On my 99 Tiger if the connector to the clutch switch is disconnected then it is as if the clutch lever is NOT depressed, i.e., the bike will NOT start. I took a small piece of wire (about 1.5 inches...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 28,475
Posted By robsmoto
In my first post on the thread I mentioned a...

In my first post on the thread I mentioned a similar sounding issue with my 99 Tiger. It is necessary to pull the clutch in to start my Tiger. The switch in the clutch lever perch started sticking...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 28,475
Posted By robsmoto
I really like the photos in Arches NP. I...

I really like the photos in Arches NP. I understand what you mean about hiking when touring on a bike. Last summer we stopped in Arches NP, but I was not comfortable with us leaving the bike while...
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 15,833
Posted By robsmoto
I have four airheads so I poke around Old's Cool...

I have four airheads so I poke around Old's Cool (what happened to Old Skool?) quite a bit for relevant info - there is a lot of airhead content - it is not hard to find or distinguish from other...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By robsmoto
My memory is faulty - I had to go digging about...

My memory is faulty - I had to go digging about in the garage. I found the bottle of PJ1 30 weight heavy fork oil. I purchased this on Randy Baxter's recommendation.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By robsmoto
I have a 64 Bonneville. I also was a bit...

I have a 64 Bonneville. I also was a bit underwhelmed with the front end. I purchased (from Baxter Cycle) a set of fork springs for use when a sidecar is fitted (more stout). I rebuilt the forks...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 28,475
Posted By robsmoto
This is a great trip report. I enjoy looking at...

This is a great trip report. I enjoy looking at the photos of stuff and folks that you encounter.

I'm particularly interested in your stealth camping. I've not had the nerve to try this -...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-19-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By robsmoto
I wanted to make my offer low enough that you...

I wanted to make my offer low enough that you would be VERY UNLIKELY to accept.

One of the things that I've enjoyed about owning airheads is working on them. I have purchased a couple at prices...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By robsmoto
I enjoy project bikes. If you are within 200...

I enjoy project bikes. If you are within 200 miles of Columbus, Ohio I'll give you $250 for the bike, sight unseen.

I don't know what your skill level or desire is to to the work yourself. If...
Forum: Vendors 05-17-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3,384
Views: 569,493
Posted By robsmoto
This new suit sounds interesting. When you do...

This new suit sounds interesting. When you do add new photos please consider adding some pictures showing the installation / removal of the various liners. It would also be nice to have an idea of...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By robsmoto
Some long-time airhead riders have recommended...

Some long-time airhead riders have recommended providing an additional means of securing the right side battery cover. I believe it was Matt Parkhouse that suggested taking a washer and making a 90...
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