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Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By r60man
If you lube the teflon cables you will mess them...

If you lube the teflon cables you will mess them up worse than not lubing. Most oils will lose viscosity and eventually gum up the works and work opposite of what you want them to be doing. The only...
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,771
Posted By r60man
The look is cool, but if you have ever ridden...

The look is cool, but if you have ever ridden without one I think you will want to put one on. Anything on the road surface (or off road surface) get thrown straight up for you to ride into. I had an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,532
Posted By r60man
Because I am a parent with two children and and a...

Because I am a parent with two children and and a house and responsibilities, I have to motorcycle on the cheap. I own two BMWs, a 1975 R75/6 that was my father's and given to me when he passed on....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,922
Posted By r60man
I have a buddy that processes all of his own...

I have a buddy that processes all of his own kill. Him and his 10 year old (She started much younger) he does the big cuts and the girl takes care of the grinder output. I have watched them work,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,922
Posted By r60man
Many of the local gun clubs are pushing the "No...

Many of the local gun clubs are pushing the "No Doe Hunting" agenda because of a very non-scientific study that said that more doe = more competition, which translates into bigger buck. It is very...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,922
Posted By r60man
Market hunting will only work in very rural...

Market hunting will only work in very rural areas. Here in Central PA we a swarming with the hooved rats, but they have gotten smart. They are living in housing developments and only going into the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,464
Posted By r60man
BMW loyal. Started because my father worked at a...

BMW loyal. Started because my father worked at a dealership and I could get parts cheap. First was a R60 that I bumped to 750cc. I am not a rich man so I have to buy used or new that is cheap. In...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,585
Posted By r60man
If you top off the tanks to avoid condensation...

If you top off the tanks to avoid condensation then you should be fine.

I have two bikes which get run during the winter and I never use Sta-bil. My R75 was out of commission from February to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-17-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,036
Posted By r60man
I voted against the ABS. You are building a...

I voted against the ABS. You are building a naked, stripped down, only the essentials bike. ABS components are heavy, bulky and not really necessary. I do not know how much you plan on riding the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-16-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 20,488
Posted By r60man
I followed the whole thread and I just want to...

I followed the whole thread and I just want to say, well done. You gave it all you had, I look forward to next years effort. Thanks for the entertainment.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,513
Posted By r60man
You have to remember that for some of us the...

You have to remember that for some of us the dirt is where we grew up. I started riding bikes in the dirt at age 5. I grew up in the woods behind my house on a variety of dirt bikes. It made me the...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,958
Posted By r60man
Lots of racers did this to their Triumph, BSA or...

Lots of racers did this to their Triumph, BSA or other British vertical twins for racing flattrack. When they exploded it was glorious.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,181
Posted By r60man
In years gone by I commuted every day in every...

In years gone by I commuted every day in every temp. Now my commute is less than 4 miles and I have to carry to children. So I do not commute as much. For years my students would bet on "when I would...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-29-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,436
Posted By r60man
How about an Ecomobile? ...

How about an Ecomobile?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djLZ4i4rq_o
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,954
Posted By r60man
In 2003 I bought a 1993 K1100RS. My insurance...

In 2003 I bought a 1993 K1100RS. My insurance company had never heard of the bike, therefore they would not insure it. I asked if they insured K100s, and yes they did, Ok so how about the K1200? Yep,...
Forum: Airheads 10-26-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,295
Posted By r60man
The advantages of having a wife that sews. I told...

The advantages of having a wife that sews. I told her about the fraying issue and she said "just use Fray-Check. It is essentially clear glue, but once you sue it there are no issues with fraying...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,606
Posted By r60man
A couple of years back I went to the BMWMOA rally...

A couple of years back I went to the BMWMOA rally in Johnson City, TN. The way down was Freeway, until Skyline Drive, then the Blue Ridge Parkway. Stayed overnight in Southern VA, then more BRP to...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By r60man
I am sure you could find an inmate here in the...

I am sure you could find an inmate here in the U.S. that could be an intermediary for you. Send them the battery tray and a few $$$ and have them get it painted, or have them do it, then send it back...
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,064
Posted By r60man
The rubber bands work fine, you just need to...

The rubber bands work fine, you just need to remember t replace them regularly. I do it every two years. For the money (they are cheap) they work better than most bodge jobs I have seen.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,355
Posted By r60man
I just want to know the asshat that named the B...

I just want to know the asshat that named the B King. Because I don't know about you I think Burger King, every time, which makes me think of fat people, and then I assume the owner is fat. My mind...
Forum: Airheads 10-11-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,545
Posted By r60man
Adjustable foot pegs, bar risers or different...

Adjustable foot pegs, bar risers or different bars available. You can really make an airhead fit you. I am about your same height, and I have no issues on a basically stock R75/6, although the...
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By r60man
Wayyyyyy too much work for grips. Simply slide...

Wayyyyyy too much work for grips. Simply slide your switches towards the center of the bar. Insert the end of the air compressor end that simply blows. Give it a blast and watch it fly across the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 35,489
Views: 8,941,072
Posted By r60man
Yes, ditch the garter, they can get caught in the...

Yes, ditch the garter, they can get caught in the chain, and well that could get ugly.
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By r60man
The Rubber Chicken Racing Garage takes Paypal...

The Rubber Chicken Racing Garage takes Paypal exclusively. I have been to the shop and offered to get cash and he said no, he preferred Paypal for a number of good reasons.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 35,489
Views: 8,941,072
Posted By r60man
I have a pair of lace up AlpineStars that I love....

I have a pair of lace up AlpineStars that I love. Here is the deal. You tie them in a double knot which leaves the loops really small, then you tuck the loops into the top of the boot on the inside...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By r60man
Nope not sealer, coming from the inside of the...

Nope not sealer, coming from the inside of the unit, large cracks as well. I guess after 40 years some things just can not make it.
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By r60man
I pulled the front cover off and I could see...

I pulled the front cover off and I could see nothing wrong. So I pulled the tank. The coil has goo coming out of it on both sides. Blackish. Thinking it is shot. Bought a multimeter. How do I test...
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,795
Posted By r60man
Paperwork, we don't need no stinking paperwork. ...

Paperwork, we don't need no stinking paperwork.

Take a look at the VIN stamped above the oil dipstick. Compare to this page: http://bmbikes.co.uk/chassispages/enginechassis750.htm it will tell...
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By r60man
This was my thought as well. I have an assortment...

This was my thought as well. I have an assortment of old plugs under the seat, and I am not sure it the weak spark is because of it being an old abused not cleaned plug from under the seat, or an...
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By r60man
I have a test light. LOL I will dig into the...

I have a test light. LOL I will dig into the front cover again, I did look at all of that stuff but I did not tough anything.
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By r60man
The bike has a kill switch that interrupts the...

The bike has a kill switch that interrupts the ground. I had that switched. I doubt I fried anything since it ran great until it died,and it still has spark.

No bean can, it is an older model.
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,795
Posted By r60man
I have an R75/6 and I can answer some of the...

I have an R75/6 and I can answer some of the questions.

1. Are the rims aluminium? please tell me they are...

If they are stock, yes.

2. The steering damper on the top yoke doesnt seem to...
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By r60man
R75/6 died on the road, ideas?

So this morning I was going to breakfast with some other BMW riders. I was taking my 1975 R75/6. Started great, ran strong until I got about 7 miles down the road. As I came to a red light, it just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,775
Posted By r60man
Same here, kinda. Got my first minibike at 5, and...

Same here, kinda. Got my first minibike at 5, and the crashing commenced. Road in the dirt for a solid 17 years. Got my first street bike at 21. That was 29 years ago and well over 100K miles. She...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,477
Posted By r60man
I really want to go to some hard to get places. I...

I really want to go to some hard to get places. I am looking as a bike about 650cc, taller suspension, knobby capable. Many bikes fit this. We will see what I can find used.
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,936
Posted By r60man
Here is my take. I am never selling my airhead,...

Here is my take. I am never selling my airhead, it was my father's and when I pass on it will become my girls. I am just really tired of overpriced classic bikes. "collectors" drive that market and I...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By r60man
Been there done that. Your odometer is not...

Been there done that. Your odometer is not functioning properly and it needs to be fixed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,078
Posted By r60man
Totally fake. Two cars and a truck involved....

Totally fake. Two cars and a truck involved. Pffft.
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Poll: NO Tool Tray
Views: 1,662
Posted By r60man
You really didn't have one for me. I have my tool...

You really didn't have one for me. I have my tool tray in place, but no tools in it, they are in one of the saddle bags. In my tool tray I have extra spark plugs, spare cables, valve stem innards,...
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,227
Posted By r60man
It is fairly local for me. I would buy it, but no...

It is fairly local for me. I would buy it, but no cash. Good luck!
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