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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By boxerboy81
Measuring engine temperature using infrared thermometer.

It would be worthwhile having a standard measure point. I'd suggest the exhaust stub that the nut attaches to. The surface there is flat and not interrupted by the fins.

Are there specific...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 06:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,149
Posted By boxerboy81
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/321115049222?_trksid=p2...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/321115049222?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,149
Posted By boxerboy81
<table border="0" cellspacing="0" height="22"...

<table border="0" cellspacing="0" height="22" width="757"><tbody><tr><td class="r01">Try a dealer. Try Motobins or Motorworks. The bmw pn is in the post above.
<table border="0" cellspacing="0"...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,149
Posted By boxerboy81
There should be a wire clip that holds them...

There should be a wire clip that holds them together. That's not a part you hear getting changed out much, but as they get older everything will have its time.

Ive had similar problems with my 81...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,149
Posted By boxerboy81
<table border="0" cellspacing="0" height="22"...

<table border="0" cellspacing="0" height="22" width="757"><tbody><tr><td class="r01">I'd do something to ensure that connection doesn't move before spending anymore. Tape it up somehow so it doesn't...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By boxerboy81
The bulb holder will look like this (this is an...

The bulb holder will look like this (this is an older version though). The speedo lamp bulb is 3W and is one of the outrigger ones. Be gentle with it as they're NLA and getting expensive second hand....
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 04:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By boxerboy81
Pull out, push in. Watch the copper tabs ensuring...

Pull out, push in. Watch the copper tabs ensuring you don't break them.
1.2W & 3W blade. Whilst your there, change them all.
They're probably 32 years old!...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 03:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By boxerboy81
Available almost any gas station...they connect...

Available almost any gas station...they connect to the circuit board, aka the bulb holder, within the instruments.
LED's are an option too. It's just matter of undoing the back cover....take care...
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,220
Posted By boxerboy81
http://www.coastairbrush.com/abrendezvous/pinstrip...

http://www.coastairbrush.com/abrendezvous/pinstripingletteringclass.html

Anaheim.
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By boxerboy81
Deka ext16l is a great battery for airheads,...

Deka ext16l is a great battery for airheads, small enough, gobs of cranking oomph, cheaper than odyssey and they're not orange.

I've had one in since 07/08 and just this week it failed to start...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 825
Posted By boxerboy81
The kicker was an option, but essentially it's...

The kicker was an option, but essentially it's useless.
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By boxerboy81
Motobins is usually 7-10 days to Oz. maybe...

Motobins is usually 7-10 days to Oz. maybe similar to Malaysia?
An alternative supplier in Perth, Western Australia is Munich Motorcycles (http://www2.munichmotorcycles.com.au/). They'll still be...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 61,442
Posted By boxerboy81
I thought fees were now on the total, inclusive...

I thought fees were now on the total, inclusive of postage?
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,149
Posted By boxerboy81
Interesting set up. They usually sit above the...

Interesting set up.
They usually sit above the frame with the heat sink below the ICU.
No foam.
If you buy a replacement, the turquoise lettered ones were the latest version with heat sink...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,126
Posted By boxerboy81
I'd be happy with even 120. Could be better...

I'd be happy with even 120. Could be better though. 100k kms...top end review maybe due?
Carbs off for the test?
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,126
Posted By boxerboy81
The needle jet is there...top left in the...

The needle jet is there...top left in the picture. The atomiser is missing though.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e307/zed_head/BMW%20R100GS/20150414_074801_zpsdprgyqea.jpg

Make sure you...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,149
Posted By boxerboy81
Actually, zooming on the picture shows the crack...

Actually, zooming on the picture shows the crack goes all the way from top to bottom. If it was only a partial crack and the fixation at the base was still solid, I'd still wonder if it was the...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By boxerboy81
Yeah, I'd remove them...or just cut them out. ...

Yeah, I'd remove them...or just cut them out.

Where's the crack in the screen? If it's high enough, then trimming the top off allows your helmet to sit in the airflow. It substantially reduces ...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By boxerboy81
If the steering head bearings don't feel right,...

If the steering head bearings don't feel right, now's the time to replace or just clean and re-lube them.
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,149
Posted By boxerboy81
That crack appears to be part of the mounting...

That crack appears to be part of the mounting base. The "can" only fits in one way, so I'm guessing someone has installed it incorrectly in the past and tried to bolt it in. That might cause that...
Forum: Australia 04-12-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 20,562
Views: 2,459,741
Posted By boxerboy81
On the basis of Tenerrod's post, I took my 16 yo...

On the basis of Tenerrod's post, I took my 16 yo to see TPFE at The Palais in St. Kilda last night. My youngster is a huge PF fan and loved the show. During one particular guitar riff in shine on you...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,063
Posted By boxerboy81
+ :thumb Waddya gunna replace 'em with? ...

+ :thumb

Waddya gunna replace 'em with?

Will you use anti seize? Copper or silver? :evil
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7,947
Views: 1,615,414
Posted By boxerboy81
Google -37.399034, 147.272049 Three of us had...

Google -37.399034, 147.272049
Three of us had an excellent night around the fire by the Dargo River.
...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 61,442
Posted By boxerboy81
I think he has a pair of carbs in the pictures....

I think he has a pair of carbs in the pictures. They're different carbs, L&R, as seen in the details. eg, the position of the upper forward screw on the dome, throttle side.
I was going to ask a...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 981
Posted By boxerboy81
http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o684/boxerboy8...

http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o684/boxerboy81/21_zps313c8cc2.jpg (http://s1338.photobucket.com/user/boxerboy81/media/21_zps313c8cc2.jpg.html)
Forum: Australia 04-08-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,251
Posted By boxerboy81
I'd postulate that the yellow L plate might exert...

I'd postulate that the yellow L plate might exert some effect on other drivers encouraging them to take some care and/or keep their distance, possibly in fear of the learner making a mistake and...
Forum: Australia 04-08-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By boxerboy81
http://www.aprilia.com.au/motostar.html I...

http://www.aprilia.com.au/motostar.html

I can't see any bmw reference. I think I'd want to know if the mechanic knew airheads specifically too.

Good to see a shop open instead of closing down!
Forum: Australia 04-08-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By boxerboy81
BM motorcycles Ringwood. Phil Marshall (if...

BM motorcycles Ringwood.
Phil Marshall (if still going) in Mentone.

It's not always cheap though.

What's he need done?

The BMW club used to have service days where you could do stuff with...
Forum: Australia 04-07-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By boxerboy81
As we age, I'm finding many of my friends are...

As we age, I'm finding many of my friends are slowly chroming, that's if balding hasn't got to 'em first. :evil
Forum: Australia 04-07-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,251
Posted By boxerboy81
Here in Vic, Oz, they have to do a mandatory 120...

Here in Vic, Oz, they have to do a mandatory 120 hours of driving lessons. How much do you charge? Whatever it is, I can't afford it.:evil

Mine will get 2-3 lessons within a month of the test to...
Forum: Australia 04-07-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,692
Posted By boxerboy81
A similar product on ebay is over $80 plus post...

A similar product on ebay is over $80 plus post from Europe.
If it helps just once it's done good. I guess as riders we don't know when it's worked, we can only presume that if we've not been hit,...
Forum: Australia 04-07-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,251
Posted By boxerboy81
Who enjoys teaching their kids to drive?

It can be stressful :eek1 I find myself commenting on driver behaviour and perceiving traffic changes before they occur, trying to teach recognition of predictive behaviour of other drivers.
...
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By boxerboy81
It's all in the prep. Do it as best you can. Be...

It's all in the prep. Do it as best you can. Be patient.

It sounds like you're thinking a compromise on the job? It'll bite you on the bum eventually.

More vinegar, lie the tank on its side....
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By boxerboy81
Spray the deer? :evil :1drink

Spray the deer? :evil :1drink
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 8,667
Posted By boxerboy81
Yep. They're cheap. They leak through the switch,...

Yep. They're cheap. They leak through the switch, not around them.
Lie the bike onto something to its right. That'll tilt the oil level away from the switch orifice and can save the bother of an...
Forum: Australia 04-06-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20,562
Views: 2,459,741
Posted By boxerboy81
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=938499&page=11
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 8,667
Posted By boxerboy81
The usual places for a left side leak are 1....

The usual places for a left side leak are
1. Push rod seals. They usually weep, then leak, rarely pour.
2. The oil pressure switch. This is what yours looks like. Over 200kms, you can lose a litre...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 402,132
Posted By boxerboy81
Seen this?...

Seen this? http://www.odometergears.com/products/BMW/R+%26+K+Motorcycles/42

Do bits and pieces of auto Motometer gauges from wrecked cars work on the bikes?
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By boxerboy81
New options for Hi Viz.

Here's a new option...
<iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CfWzeGlaFvI" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 192,667
Posted By boxerboy81
Torquemonster!

Torquemonster!
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