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Forum: Airheads 04-23-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By craydds
Slim, I like that tech article. Going to double...

Slim, I like that tech article. Going to double check my Dell's by his method.
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By craydds
Not at home now so can't check my carbs, and...

Not at home now so can't check my carbs, and can't tell you from memory. This might help - http://www.ducatimeccanica.com/dellorto_guide/dellorto_1.html , or this -...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 113,074
Posted By craydds
I took the fastest (stupidest?) way out. Was in...

I took the fastest (stupidest?) way out. Was in a hurry, cut the pipe in two. Yes, there may have been a smart way to get the flange off. I have never been accused of being smart.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 113,074
Posted By craydds
I appreciate the info. Thanks!

I appreciate the info. Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 113,074
Posted By craydds
Great idea! Never crossed my mind (duh). Yes,...

Great idea! Never crossed my mind (duh). Yes, they are studs/bolts in the head, might find some allen nuts, or remove the studs and use allen bolts in their place. I've used allen bolts in many...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 113,074
Posted By craydds
Big Gun pipe install

Got a Big Gun pipe. Off with the old:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ICz8a_zgFQM/VSZ1RO0_Q3I/AAAAAAAACmQ/iQrYhrgnuuA/s640/KLXpipe_05.JPG

New header, zoom in on Big Gun header flange. It is...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By craydds
:nod I also did my '74 R90/6; see JonnyCash's...

:nod
I also did my '74 R90/6; see JonnyCash's thread, noted above.
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By craydds
Bought the kit, honed the bore, installed the new...

Bought the kit, honed the bore, installed the new parts.
Sounds like the resleeving is a bit pricey. I think it would be better to spend money on a handlebar MC (just my opinion).
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By craydds
It is cheaper to repair your under-tank MC. It...

It is cheaper to repair your under-tank MC.
It is more expensive to install a handlebar MC, but the results are much better. Well worth the investment.
I have rebuilt under-tank MC's, but have not...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By craydds
I use Rotella T in all my bikes (dirt bikes, BMW...

I use Rotella T in all my bikes (dirt bikes, BMW airheads), 15W-40, all year, all temps. Named my daughter Rotella T. Jones.
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By craydds
stock coils

Me. Boyer ignition. Stock coils.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-03qp7osZDgw/Ud8VfeNnBFI/AAAAAAAACWg/KRljcrbJQNQ/s800/DSCN0891.JPG
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,207
Posted By craydds
'74 R90/6 and '76 R90S

Below are my Dad's old bikes.
'74 R90/6 :
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-lFGtlecoMI8/VJgnAV7XPwI/AAAAAAAACgE/bCSZL5YmmGc/s640/OldBMW_06.JPG...
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By craydds
He who dies with the most tools... wins!

He who dies with the most tools... wins!
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By craydds
+1. see pic in post #25 here -...

+1. see pic in post #25 here - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=741179&page=2 .
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By craydds
1. EBC or Feroddo brake pads are good. 2. ...

1. EBC or Feroddo brake pads are good.
2. Clean the final drive splines and lube - LIGHTLY - with moly 60. Also, clean and lube transmission input shaft splines - see post #90 and #101 here -...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,428
Posted By craydds
Balancing on the axle, wheel mounted on the bike...

Balancing on the axle, wheel mounted on the bike may work well, but seems like it could have more resistance to rotating. The wheel mounted on the Parnes balancer turns very freely. If there is a...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,428
Posted By craydds
Parnes wheel balancer: ...

Parnes wheel balancer:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RW2orIJA0kg/URxHxb4F6SI/AAAAAAAABbQ/FAXglnr6aIg/s800/DSCN0435.JPG

I use the stick-on weights on the Lesters. Bill, I need some weights...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 16,333
Posted By craydds
top clamp

I have three bikes with the ToasterTan triple clamp ('74 R90/6, '75 and '76 R90S's):
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-13ySonOtlTw/UF5Q4tK7XiI/AAAAAAAAAoQ/xlLaKIlq9WE/s800/DSCN0066.JPG
pic:...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 16,333
Posted By craydds
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,428
Posted By craydds
Bill, I only have the steel stick-on weights. ...

Bill, I only have the steel stick-on weights. Can't find lead weights at all. Steel weights work, but what do you do when you need "half" of a weight? You have to cut the steel weight in two, and...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 16,333
Posted By craydds
Ha! So true. Japanese bikes - the "sport cars"...

Ha! So true. Japanese bikes - the "sport cars" of motorcycles. BMW's - the "tractors" of motorcycles. But, tractors can be good - low maintenance, easy to work on, low end torque, reliable, etc. ...
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,324
Posted By craydds
Beetle, I heard over the years to use only dino...

Beetle, I heard over the years to use only dino oil in our old bikes, not synthetics. I've stuck with this recommendation for 40 years. Other inmates may have more info. If you're ever down in...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,048
Posted By craydds
is there a rattle can product that is up to the...

is there a rattle can product that is up to the task for repainting the frame and related parts, or is powder coating the only real and proper solution?

Rattle can: Rustoleum, easy, cheap, looks...
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,860
Posted By craydds
Better idea... see FrankR80GS' post #9 above. ...

Better idea... see FrankR80GS' post #9 above. Stock horn leads can be connected to a RELAY, then the relay sends power to the horns. Some of those horn kits come with a relay and wiring...
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,860
Posted By craydds
+1, as it is with many electrical accessories...

+1, as it is with many electrical accessories that draw more amperage. (See post #5 above.)
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,860
Posted By craydds
Connect the wires from the stock horn to a relay...

Connect the wires from the stock horn to a relay at terminals 85 and 86. Hot (+) wire from the battery connects to relay terminal 30. Hot (+) wire from relay terminal 87 goes to horn. ...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By craydds
:thumb:thumb

:thumb:thumb
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By craydds
Disston and Stagehand are right. Randy, in post...

Disston and Stagehand are right. Randy, in post #137, an Academy Award winning video on clutch cable adjustment can be viewed here - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=848159&page=10 .
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By craydds
Randy, the 201 mm measurement is correct. Do you...

Randy, the 201 mm measurement is correct. Do you have an adjustment bolt on the throw-out arm? Sounds like you need to back out (loosen) the throw-out adjustment bolt. There are some adjustment...
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,687
Posted By craydds
Duane Asherman's fork alignment method has been...

Duane Asherman's fork alignment method has been discussed at length in other threads. It is my experience that if the fork tubes are out of alignment, then something is bent - fork tube, lower...
Forum: Airheads 11-06-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,687
Posted By craydds
Stan, it might not be a bad idea to check the...

Stan, it might not be a bad idea to check the fork tube alignment. In restoring my dad's '74 R90/6, the fork tubes were badly misaligned; we found the lower triple clamp was BENT. Got a "new" used,...
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By craydds
ignatz72 has a thread on LED's here...

ignatz72 has a thread on LED's here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=750343 .
headtube, I did LED's all around and used the Kisan signaMinder SM-1 flasher unit; a few pics starting in...
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By craydds
I have not tried the K bars, but have seen them...

I have not tried the K bars, but have seen them on bikes with an S fairing. I ditched those clip-ons and went with a flat bar from Flanders; it is perfect... almost. I should say it's a good bend,...
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By craydds
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Airheads 10-24-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By craydds
+ 1. CafeDude, I mounted an RS fairing on my...

+ 1. CafeDude, I mounted an RS fairing on my R90S years ago, thinking I wanted a full fairing. Ended up hating it. Went back to the S fairing. Pretty much what BigBamboo says is correct. I've...
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By craydds
torque

see post #118 here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=848159&page=8
edit: also see the follow-up discussions; other inmates contributed information on the correct specs.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-26-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,162
Posted By craydds
great thread

Great thread and good information, inmates.
My youngest son a few years back on his XR200; he has moved up to a YZ250 now:...
Forum: Airheads 09-01-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By craydds
post #78 here...

post #78 here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=848159&page=6
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,782
Posted By craydds
eastern beaver

One of the best (and necessary if using a high wattage bulb) headlight upgrades; will increase light from a stock wattage bulb... ...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-15-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 21,977
Posted By craydds
Thanks!

Thanks!
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