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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 340
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Ok. Well, I'm all out of suggestions. You really...

Ok. Well, I'm all out of suggestions. You really need to patent your technique to determine how much R134a there is in the system with the compressor off. Everyone else has to pull all the...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 02:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 340
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I expect your problem is low freon. Freon can...

I expect your problem is low freon. Freon can not be added, nor the state of freon determined in the system without the compressor on. Every GM (or Chevy) AC system I've seen where the compressor...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,120
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I have a pair of socker socks and three pair of...

I have a pair of socker socks and three pair of gold toe wool over the calf socks (http://www.amazon.com/Gold-Toe-Windsor-Dress-3-Pack/dp/B000G7TD6E?). I wear either as an over-sock. The soccer...
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I've had good experiences with Blue Magic metal...

I've had good experiences with Blue Magic metal polish on the rims. The drum portion of the wheel is not smooth aluminum, so I haven't tried a metal polish on that portion of the wheels. But WD40...
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 773
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I bought an Amana R410a window (through the wall)...

I bought an Amana R410a window (through the wall) AC with heat pump and electric heat rated at 12000 BTU. It's similar to this model sold through Home Depot:...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Having gasoline in the drain oil shuts down the...

Having gasoline in the drain oil shuts down the oil recycling centers where I am located. It seems there is a fine associated with having gasoline in the oil and the tanks have to be pumped out.
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By Stan_R80/7
There are specific lubricants for speedometer...

There are specific lubricants for speedometer cables, most have graphite as the main ingredient. Automotive parts stores sell such lubricants. You may want to consider removing, cleaning, and...
Forum: The Garage 06-29-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 699,627
Posted By Stan_R80/7
McMaster Carr sells 1"x2" 316 series stainless...

McMaster Carr sells 1"x2" 316 series stainless tubing @ ~$29/ft ($20/ft in 6 ft sections).

www.mcmaster.com/2937K33 (http://www.mcmaster.com/2937K33)

A local steel supply store should have...
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By Stan_R80/7
This chart has always worked for me: ...

This chart has always worked for me:

https://littlemachineshop.com/Reference/TapDrillSizes.pdf
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By Stan_R80/7
And who can't use a way to get the master lock combination?

Nearly everyone has an old Master lock that they have forgotten the combination, right?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAi93K39aZ0
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,322
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Brooks has some good information on his site. I...

Brooks has some good information on his site. I wish he would change the domain name or have an alias because "brooks.reams.me" has some alternate "lifestyle" connotations that I will not go into...
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Yes, that disk requires replacement and cannot be...

Yes, that disk requires replacement and cannot be repaired or refurbished. Is this some sort of trick question?
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,322
Posted By Stan_R80/7
If I owned a /5 with drum front brakes, I would...

If I owned a /5 with drum front brakes, I would try the shoes sold by Motobins: https://www.motobins.co.uk/displayfinal.php?q=24830&topsearch=1&go=GO

Vintage brakes is another option, but I think...
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By Stan_R80/7
They all have a large gap fit in that year range....

They all have a large gap fit in that year range. It may be to allow grease to flow around the bolt from the zerk fitting. I never found it to be bothersome. The newer style has a roller bearing...
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Stan_R80/7
When I refilled my brake system after getting the...

When I refilled my brake system after getting the master cylinder resleeved, I added fluid to the master cylinder, opened the bleed screw on the caliper, then flowed ~ 10 oz of brake fluid through...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,001
Posted By Stan_R80/7
This is where I was referring to measuring the...

This is where I was referring to measuring the tolerances. For a fully equipped professional machine shop, they will have the tools. I don't have them, but have a 1-2" outside diameter micrometer...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,001
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Can you measure to those tolearances?

An interesting topic as well is: "How would you measure those dimensions to those tolerances?" It certainly wouldn't be easy. Where do you find a 0.0004" feeler gauge - do they make those? I've...
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,336
Posted By Stan_R80/7
When you replace the carburetor slides, keep the...

When you replace the carburetor slides, keep the old parts. With some hot water, time, and bit of diligence the plastic ring on the slide can be softened and new diaphragms installed. That way,...
Forum: Airheads 06-25-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By Stan_R80/7
If you want to diagnose this yourself the gearset...

If you want to diagnose this yourself the gearset will need to be removed - you will need a special tool to take off the rear flange without damaging the gearbox case. This is one version of the...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-25-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I don't think that's normal either. I would...

I don't think that's normal either. I would contact the tire manufacturer and send them your photos and tire information along with that of the bike, rider weight, inflation pressure, and miles...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I've had some success with green (290) loctite to...

I've had some success with green (290) loctite to reduce/eliminate that sort of leak. Ideally, the head and cylinder should be removed then thoroughly cleaned of oil where the pushrod tube meets the...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Some detailed questions about how the package(s)...

Some detailed questions about how the package(s) are shipped from UK will make a difference in the shipped part(s). It may be more economical to ship each muffler separately - but I don't know. ...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I believe Motobins will price shipping if emailed...

I believe Motobins will price shipping if emailed about the purchase. They ship a lot of parts to the USA and have gotten the shipping figured out. I still have the old Zeuna mufflers but have eyed...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 832
Posted By Stan_R80/7
If you can solder, have access to a piece of 14...

If you can solder, have access to a piece of 14 (or 12 ga) wire, a 12V automotive bulb, and can find an alligator clip, you can static time the engine. For these airheads, it certainly gets them...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I normally wouldn't mention this, but when you...

I normally wouldn't mention this, but when you talk about using blue locktite - that wasn't for the muffler fasteners, was it? If so, you need to remove those bolts, clean off any loctite, and apply...
Forum: The Garage 06-20-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,847
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I think you need to practice patching a tube with...

I think you need to practice patching a tube with the kit you have. A large can of rubber cement is available instead of the small tubes (which, incidentally dry up). There is no 'secret magic...
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,336
Posted By Stan_R80/7
At 4500 feet altitude, the power will be down ~...

At 4500 feet altitude, the power will be down ~ 14% or ~ 7 hp, based on 50 hp at sea level. But that won't limit the speed to 70 mph. Keeping the bike in good tune may be more slightly more...
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,336
Posted By Stan_R80/7
My 1978 R80/7, which incidentally also came with...

My 1978 R80/7, which incidentally also came with a Wixom fairing back in 1990, has never had issues reaching 100 mph. Admittedly, the top speed is about 105, but it was like a low flying biplane and...
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Everything I've read from EBC about their rotors...

Everything I've read from EBC about their rotors states they should be used with EBC pads. That can be taken as marketing hype, or it can taken as a manufacturers recommendation. Either way, mixing...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Here is an image of one as sold by Motobins for...

Here is an image of one as sold by Motobins for 1981+ years:

https://www.motobins.co.uk/displayfinal.php?q=53925&topsearch=1&go=GO

https://www.motobins.co.uk/library/53925.jpg


Here is an...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 666
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Yes, I can understand having to wait for such...

Yes, I can understand having to wait for such parts. I doubt they are a high demand item. The ones I've removed could be reused. These parts are only available used or from the BMW factory parts...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 666
Posted By Stan_R80/7
FWIW, The first gear 'washer' which is...

FWIW,

The first gear 'washer' which is next to the bearing is BMW part #23 21 1 231 630 and the MAX BMW fiche shows it fits all five speeds (1974-1995):...
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Unfortunately, the clutch carrier is for the...

Unfortunately, the clutch carrier is for the short input shaft splines and the heavy flywheel is for the long input shaft splines - the two are not interchangeable. The long input shaft splines for...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Stan_R80/7
It is done: 1984 gearbox in my 1978 R80/7

Before (i.e. with the 1978 gearbox):

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t231/stantond_photo/BMWMC_left_before_zpseskr7dzr.jpg

...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 666
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Here is the first gear assembled with the outer...

Here is the first gear assembled with the outer 'washer' orientation shown:

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t231/stantond_photo/First%20gear%20output%20end%20washer_zpslrv3mhfs.jpg

The...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 666
Posted By Stan_R80/7
In case this is completely unobserved, those...

In case this is completely unobserved, those 'washers', the bushing, and a machined step on the output shaft form a clearance dimension for the first gear. Change any one (or all three) and the...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I've never removed an oil filter with a cracked...

I've never removed an oil filter with a cracked seal. I pay close attention to the oil filter condition - it's important. Mahle filters are all I'll use.

If those seals are cracking then...
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 923
Posted By Stan_R80/7
Getting experience with a tune-up starts...

Getting experience with a tune-up starts somewhere. Learning how to use a feeler gauge also must start somewhere. Having a micrometer (including the Harbor freight variety) and then learning how to...
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I have an older set and a newer set of Krausers. ...

I have an older set and a newer set of Krausers. The older are a 'Starlet' Krauser bags which fit on Krauser mounts. Another set is a pair of Olympic bags I bought through an advertisement in BMW...
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By Stan_R80/7
I don't think most people put GIVI bags on their...

I don't think most people put GIVI bags on their older airheads because BMW (Krauser) bags and new retro Krauser bags are available. Having looked at Givi bags for another bike of mine (which now...
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