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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 12:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By chasbmw
The Wossneriston pistons from Motoren Israel are...

The Wossneriston pistons from Motoren Israel are lightweight compared to OEM, have decent oil rings and run a high 9.5:1 compression ratio, available in 3 oversizes, if buying from the US remember to...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 12:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,051
Posted By chasbmw
I would be fairly sure that a /5 would have...

I would be fairly sure that a /5 would have woodruffe key locking the pump rotor to the camshaft.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By chasbmw
A 76 Should have the "big seal", but check with...

A 76 Should have the "big seal", but check with realOEM using your engine no to find out part No. This is a 95% chance of getting it right, the only way to be really sure is to remove the seal and...
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,636
Posted By chasbmw
All this stuff really depends on where you live...

All this stuff really depends on where you live and what your local riding conditions are like. If you live in Europe and are staying off the motorways then you will not be riding at full revs all...
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,051
Posted By chasbmw
I can't remember what the warning lights are on a...

I can't remember what the warning lights are on a /5, hopefully it's old school Red for charge, Orange for oil, but on my 82, both lights are red! It has been known to cause confusion.
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,051
Posted By chasbmw
Going back to simples, are you sure that it's the...

Going back to simples, are you sure that it's the oil light and not the charging light?


The /6 oil filter change is so much easier than the later bikes, apart from errant O rings as discussed,...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,370
Posted By chasbmw
It's the right size and twin pull, you might need...

It's the right size and twin pull, you might need to rebuild it, plus you will need brake line to splitter
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,370
Posted By chasbmw
these will be single throttle cable at the...

these will be single throttle cable at the cylinder MCs so you will need to replace the cable with the 1 into 2 setup and splitter. also the MC @ 15MM is still too big to be optimal, you should be...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,636
Posted By chasbmw
Make sure that the throttle cables are properly...

Make sure that the throttle cables are properly synchronised,

2500-3000 can be a pinging zone for high compression 1000cc engines, especially if top end is carbonised and fuel poor. Can be...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,319
Posted By chasbmw
Somewhere in Kakadu, but it was a long time ago...

Somewhere in Kakadu, but it was a long time ago and so I can't remember the exact place.

In those days the crocs were still being hunted, so maybe a little bit more wary of humans
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 916
Views: 52,240
Posted By chasbmw
If you crank the engine with the rocker covers...

If you crank the engine with the rocker covers removed, things get messy quite quickly
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,088
Posted By chasbmw
I think that my comments were directed towards...

I think that my comments were directed towards treetrimmthe two things that have really changed for the better in my riding life are tyres and bike riding clothes.
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,088
Posted By chasbmw
We had a talk from the Avon tyre designer back in...

We had a talk from the Avon tyre designer back in April, (the factory is close to here). He was asked the question labour tyre pressures on old bikes and he told us to always use the tyre...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,526
Posted By chasbmw
I agree....

I agree....
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 770
Posted By chasbmw
What bike? What year?

What bike?

What year?
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,088
Posted By chasbmw
A lot of the stuff in Eastern Europe was fairly...

A lot of the stuff in Eastern Europe was fairly slow, going from Kosovo to Kostar in Montenegro we took something like 12 hours to cover 250 miles. Endless really tight turns on really narrow...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,088
Posted By chasbmw
My pilot active's after 7000 miles, approx 1500...

My pilot active's after 7000 miles, approx 1500 motorway, 5000 hot slow bumpy crappy Eastern Europe. One track day.
...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,433
Posted By chasbmw
Steering bearings need to be tighter than people...

Steering bearings need to be tighter than people think and I think that it helps that you can tell when the bearings are too tight or too loose.

1)You can tell if they are too tight if the bike...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,522
Posted By chasbmw
That looks great..... Really nice...

That looks great.....


Really nice workmanship
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By chasbmw
Before you start mucking about with jetting get...

Before you start mucking about with jetting get your float heights set properly, your symptoms indicate to me that your float heights might be set too low.

Check this simple and easy adjustment...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By chasbmw
Check out the prices of a new one......$40 sounds...

Check out the prices of a new one......$40 sounds a lot. Most after market are cast in Alloy, much lighter and you don't need the strength of cast iron.
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By chasbmw
The early 90/6s came with smaller 14mm axels and...

The early 90/6s came with smaller 14mm axels and you would have difficulty fitting a snow flake onto that. The original wheels are pretty tough and are lighter than snowsflakes.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 75,459
Posted By chasbmw
It's not very standard, like Grandpa's...

It's not very standard, like Grandpa's axe?:rofl:rofl

Is this the same guy who has the Daytona?
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,233
Posted By chasbmw
I use synthetic on the gearboxes of 2 bikes...

I use synthetic on the gearboxes of 2 bikes without issue, from what I can remember people who had seal leaks using synth on engines, had the leaks go away when they went back to Dyno.
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By chasbmw
Motoren Israel sell after market lightweight...

Motoren Israel sell after market lightweight pistons for the 900 s in 3 oversizes, relatively high compression ratio at 9.5, but cheaper than OEM. Might be worth checking to see if they have...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,563
Posted By chasbmw
I use the Hepco Krauser copies on my bikes and...

I use the Hepco Krauser copies on my bikes and they work well. The pannier frames are really good and you can get a version that incorporates a rear rack.

No problems on a recent 6000 mile ride...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,233
Posted By chasbmw
If it leaks go back to dyno, but I have not found...

If it leaks go back to dyno, but I have not found problems with Synth on my gearboxes and certain UK based gearbox rebuilders, reckon that using synth in a gearbox will increase the number of miles...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By chasbmw
I seem to remember that when people used to bore...

I seem to remember that when people used to bore out the cylinders to 1050 cc and fit Venola pistons, that the results were not that long lasting. The liner was getting too thin. An extra 50cc is...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,526
Posted By chasbmw
+1

+1
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7,253
Views: 3,315,118
Posted By chasbmw
I really like those V7 Moto Guzzis. Back...

I really like those V7 Moto Guzzis.


Back in the day, my definition of a cafe bike, was a standard bike, usually a 650 BSA or Triumph, fitted out with external parts to look like a racer, but...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,088
Posted By chasbmw
Because he is a mad Aussie and does things on his...

Because he is a mad Aussie and does things on his RS that you would not imagine. It could also be that he is cheap and hasn't finished with the front tyre yet!
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By chasbmw
There are A Lot of parts on that bike, that are...

There are A Lot of parts on that bike, that are original BMW, but not original R90s BMW, so to my mind this makes a nonsense of the claim that it's possible to build a 99% original BMW R90S. for...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,526
Posted By chasbmw
I give you advice..... That's when I'm...

I give you advice.....

That's when I'm advising you.


Or is this a flavor V flavour thingy
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,088
Posted By chasbmw
Your bike will rarely break 115mph, so ratings...

Your bike will rarely break 115mph, so ratings are irrelevent. Use new tubes and I would get Michelin tubes rather than than some no name brand.
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,088
Posted By chasbmw
Puke Just use the michelins, they are available in...

Just use the michelins, they are available in 19x3.25 and 4.00 sizes and are amongst the most up to date tyres available for airheads. Michelin seem to on a roll at the moment, their tyres are very...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,099
Posted By chasbmw
The randy article on fork stuff is a little...

The randy article on fork stuff is a little complicated and assumes that if you set everything up within a gnats whisker of perfect it will stay that way in use.

This is the advice I got from A UK...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,109
Posted By chasbmw
As SS said, the main advantage in dual plugging...

As SS said, the main advantage in dual plugging your bike is to enable you to run a half decent compression ratio on today's crappy gas without pinging.

I also find that my dual plug engines start...
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By chasbmw
That's probably the state that the engine was in...

That's probably the state that the engine was in when BMW dyno tested it at 70bhp!
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By chasbmw
According to Motobins all 900s had the 40mm...

According to Motobins all 900s had the 40mm exhaust valves. The 750s had the smaller 38mm valves.

So you are probably being sold 750 heads.....I don't know if there are any other differences...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-02-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 75,459
Posted By chasbmw
A friend of mine had a brand new Norvil bike,...

A friend of mine had a brand new Norvil bike, cost over 20,000 euros and shipped to him in Spain. lots of little problems right out of the box, he sold the bike due to financial problems for 10,000...
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