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Forum: Old's Cool 10-15-2014, 08:26 AM
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Posted By bill42
Thanks for sharing this editorial! I like how it...

Thanks for sharing this editorial! I like how it references the exact forum to which you posed to link to. It is like a self-perpetuating loop.

Good article that makes a lot of sense. Sure the...
Forum: Airheads 10-11-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7,057
Views: 1,405,029
Posted By bill42
WANT! I almost painted my café Phoenix...

WANT!

I almost painted my café Phoenix Yellow!
Next time.
Forum: Airheads 10-11-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7,057
Views: 1,405,029
Posted By bill42
Bimmers and Beemers go together hand in hand! I...

Bimmers and Beemers go together hand in hand!
I appreciate BMW cars for the same reasons that I appreciate BMW motorcycles.
My 2004 M3 is the most reliable car I have ever owned.
...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 57,217
Posted By bill42
Ryan, thank you for commenting. Sometimes I...

Ryan, thank you for commenting. Sometimes I forget who I am talking to when I go back to this old thread to add a short update. Everything I learned along my way was from others who shared their...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 45,566
Posted By bill42
Gee Jeff, I didn't think I could ever do a trip...

Gee Jeff, I didn't think I could ever do a trip like this but seeing the photos of your Hotel room, bathroom, and the pics of Tungaa, well lets just say I may have been looking at adventure riding...
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 57,217
Posted By bill42
Thanks guys. I haven't posted a pic all...

Thanks guys.

I haven't posted a pic all summer so here is one that shows my latest update.
Ever since I first finished the bike, I agreed with SuperShaft on this forum who first pointed out that...
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 57,217
Posted By bill42
Good point and I do usually wear safety goggles...

Good point and I do usually wear safety goggles of which I have pairs all over the place. Often I would take them off for a photo op like several times in these photos but now I regret doing so in...
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 57,217
Posted By bill42
Indeed I have found that people who enjoy old...

Indeed I have found that people who enjoy old bikes are most likely people I know I will get along with great.
Hope I just influenced you a bit to go back to your plan to restore that CS. WHile I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 45,566
Posted By bill42
Hey Jeff, good luck on this awesome adventure!...

Hey Jeff, good luck on this awesome adventure! This is Bill in NY- the guy with the BMW cafe racer living across the street from your sister. I'm subscribed now so I can see the awesome upcoming pics...
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 57,217
Posted By bill42
Thanks but give your particular model some...

Thanks but give your particular model some careful thought first. Here in the states the R100CS model is so rare that I have never seen one yet go up for sale here in New York. If you did restore a...
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7,057
Views: 1,405,029
Posted By bill42
ICEBERG! DEAD AHEAD!!!! ...

ICEBERG! DEAD AHEAD!!!!


http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac162/troberts_photo/10300864_10152124363736121_4722238787415454052_n_zps769fa6a3.jpg[/URL][/QUOTE]
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 57,217
Posted By bill42
Indeed Ballistic Batteries are the same design as...

Indeed Ballistic Batteries are the same design as Alien Motion, but the designer himself runs Alien Motion while the big-money marketers split off and formed Ballistic, stealing his design. They have...
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 57,217
Posted By bill42
Alien motion is a very small company and the guy...

Alien motion is a very small company and the guy who builds all the batteries is one of the pioneers in Lithium motorcycle batteries. The company called Ballistic makes a very similar battery and...
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 57,217
Posted By bill42
Thanks Jim. Yes the Works rear shocks really are...

Thanks Jim. Yes the Works rear shocks really are great. Since my bike is lighter and I weigh 175 with no saddlebags or passengers ever, they built mine extra soft. (The second time) I am able to hit...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 200,051
Posted By bill42
Does your /2 feel more advanced? I'd guess it...

Does your /2 feel more advanced? I'd guess it would soak up bumps better, suspension-wise, and the motor feels pretty much the same? I've never ridden a plunger BMW.
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 57,217
Posted By bill42
Ha! My R50 is still the machine I love most, by...

Ha!
My R50 is still the machine I love most, by far. I hope I'm done with just two bikes and I think I am. I see your list of bikes growing longer though!
You are on the border line now of being...
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 57,217
Posted By bill42
Final Conclusion article

Nothing new here… move along.

My build is done, and this summer will be spent enjoying the bike and riding it every chance I get. There are some people on this forum, which I won't name (like...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7,397
Views: 3,408,653
Posted By bill42
[QUOTE=Thumpermeister;23800419]More like...:eek1 ...

[QUOTE=Thumpermeister;23800419]More like...:eek1

YES! I thought of Gort as well!

Man that is fugly.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7,397
Views: 3,408,653
Posted By bill42
sigh. I was- I liked the long low black one...

sigh.
I was- I liked the long low black one with the checkered flag stripe. The abomination after it was posted as a joke I am sure.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7,397
Views: 3,408,653
Posted By bill42
OK, looking back at that guzzi, I see your points...

OK, looking back at that guzzi, I see your points now. I guess I'm just a fan of the long guzzi tanks and the way the engine tucks up and fills the bike nicely. They do tend to look long and low...
Forum: Airheads 03-26-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 136,138
Posted By bill42
Those school zone radars are hard to test at...

Those school zone radars are hard to test at speeds above 80!
I kid, I kid.
A GPS speedo is the best tool I think. When calibrating mine, I didn't even bother with the math/measuring tire rotation....
Forum: Airheads 03-26-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 136,138
Posted By bill42
Its called Speed Box. It comes with some cool...

Its called Speed Box. It comes with some cool analog gauges but the digital is super easy to read when you are vibrating at 3 digit speeds. This app is the easiest way to calibrate your Acewell!
...
Forum: Airheads 03-26-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 136,138
Posted By bill42
Yes, you can use an LED for the charge light as...

Yes, you can use an LED for the charge light as long as you use that resistor which will draw as much current as the factory charge light. I am using a Radio Shack red LED for my charge light and a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7,397
Views: 3,408,653
Posted By bill42
Thanks! Someone else posted this older pic of my...

Thanks! Someone else posted this older pic of my bike here but I have posted the same pic on this thread a year ago. I like by bike by itself but it looks like an ungraceful oaf when you compare it...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7,397
Views: 3,408,653
Posted By bill42
Yeah but I like that little bikini fairing though!

Yeah but I like that little bikini fairing though!
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7,057
Views: 1,405,029
Posted By bill42
I know EXACTLY what they were thinking:...

I know EXACTLY what they were thinking: LADYHAWKE, M.F.!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7-5KugZkkeo/Trs3FhjIMrI/AAAAAAAAGng/0-1zvJasL2k/s1600/ladyhawke_1985_685x385.jpg
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7,057
Views: 1,405,029
Posted By bill42
Awesome photos! Thanks for taking the time to...

Awesome photos! Thanks for taking the time to gather them and post here. These are the best types of pics.
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 57,217
Posted By bill42
I ordered stock length stainless brake lines for...

I ordered stock length stainless brake lines for a low-bar airhead. (R100CS I guess) However my clip-ons are even lower so I have an inch or two more than I need, but I just tuck them into the tank...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 57,217
Posted By bill42
This fender is from http://www.caferace.com. ...

This fender is from http://www.caferace.com.
Flatracer also makes a similar short fender but that one has an original style beveled ridge around the perimeter.
I actually have one of those I bought...
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 200,051
Posted By bill42
Yes that's the one. It is similar in shape to the...

Yes that's the one. It is similar in shape to the R51 but I knew the brake lens looked different. I think the small battery tray lasted even longer than that little tail light in terms of model...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7,057
Views: 1,405,029
Posted By bill42
Great photos. Thanks for posting. Love the...

Great photos. Thanks for posting.
Love the cool paint job on your dad's bike. My father had the same paint on his Heinrich fairing on my R50 but he didn't have that 2nd matching knee fairing nor a...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,787
Posted By bill42
really? I just sent mine to be checked because it...

really? I just sent mine to be checked because it stopped having the power to start the bike recently. The tech says the battery tests as good as new yet I get only a few turn-overs before the...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,061
Posted By bill42
It looks like the engine and driveline was from a...

It looks like the engine and driveline was from a late model R65 and perhaps they chose the /6 talk because it is taller and helped exaggerate the dwarf styling since it covers the top of the engine....
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,787
Posted By bill42
Well then you should be fine with short 6 gauge...

Well then you should be fine with short 6 gauge leads. Unless you try and start it in temps colder than 50 degrees...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,061
Posted By bill42
One of those mini Panda motors airheads up for sale

so adorable!
http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21768/lot/227/
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,787
Posted By bill42
Is that a 4 cell battery you have installed? I've...

Is that a 4 cell battery you have installed? I've found that my 12 cell lithium is barely enough on mildly chilly days, like 50 degrees. I wouldn't use anything less than a 12 cell on my R100. Mine...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 200,051
Posted By bill42
Why yes! Yes it does. At least very close to...

Why yes! Yes it does. At least very close to that.
My friend and BMW vintage guru Peter Nettesheim believed that tail light and the brown plug caps with the silver rings were not part of my bike...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 200,051
Posted By bill42
Thanks TwoTail. Negative on knowing Mr Everescent...

Thanks TwoTail. Negative on knowing Mr Everescent but that's not surprising as I am relatively new to the BMW motorcycle community, and of course, its a pretty long island.
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 200,051
Posted By bill42
My father's R50 came with those also. I have them...

My father's R50 came with those also. I have them in a bin of old parts including a tail light that looks like one from an R51/3.
During my restoration I was told that these brown caps with the...
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 57,217
Posted By bill42
Um, thanks 74Cafe. When can I finally tell...

Um, thanks 74Cafe.
When can I finally tell people that you are Scarlett Johansson?
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