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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By bmwhacker
I went through the same deal a couple years ago....

I went through the same deal a couple years ago. Ended up the nylon bushing in the lever "eye" was worn, causing a barely detectable change of angle when the clutch lever was pulled in. The increased...
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 977
Posted By bmwhacker
Unmolested /5's are going up in value as they...

Unmolested /5's are going up in value as they are getting tougher to find,
but many uneducated sellers are "dreamers" as they think the "BMW" Emblem = $$$$$.
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,062
Posted By bmwhacker
My experience has been that the gaps need to be...

My experience has been that the gaps need to be checked.
I went to install some R90 rings a few years back, all Std. size and the gap was way over spec.
Bought the next size up and had no ring...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,788
Posted By bmwhacker
I'll keep on the lookout for you. I seem to...

I'll keep on the lookout for you.
I seem to run across old cheap parts every now and then.
The deals are out there, sometimes it just takes a while to be at the right place at the right time.
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,668
Posted By bmwhacker
Work has been overwhelming recently and riding...

Work has been overwhelming recently and riding time has been small. My old /5 has been dormant for the past 3 months as it sits in the front of my trailer, with two other bikes behind it. This...
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,696
Posted By bmwhacker
I try to keep it under a ton...:D ...

I try to keep it under a ton...:D

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_x_wLTjNIgaU/S1-qpnNihhI/AAAAAAAAFeU/ZDsjEaESVe8/S220/P3070296.JPG
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,668
Posted By bmwhacker
Stuff a tennis ball between the seat mount /...

Stuff a tennis ball between the seat mount / seat. A racquet ball will work too but not as stiff. With your mere 250 lbs maybe a croquet ball might be better?:lol3

I put a stock seat on my /5 hack...
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,668
Posted By bmwhacker
I finally took some photos of the seat mounts on...

I finally took some photos of the seat mounts on this bike. This mount is a bit different than my other one.
...
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By bmwhacker
"Hucky's" Spare parts has the basic tool set: ...

"Hucky's" Spare parts has the basic tool set:


71 11 1 230 685 BMW - tool kit 19 piece 1970 on $ 146.50
1 x allen head hex wrench 3mm
1 x allen head hex wrench 4mm
1 x allen head hex...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-21-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,481
Posted By bmwhacker
Ditto Kev....I always look forward to your posts...

Ditto Kev....I always look forward to your posts and great photos!:clap
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By bmwhacker
Same here....I usually replace worn out stock BMW...

Same here....I usually replace worn out stock BMW units with Progressive units. I think they are typically a little "stiffer" from a dampening standpoint but that is good in my book. I've been a...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,349
Posted By bmwhacker
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,495
Posted By bmwhacker
It is amazing how sensitive the carb adjustments...

It is amazing how sensitive the carb adjustments are. Monitoring with a Twin Max, just a tiny amount of movement on a throttle speed screw throws everything out of whack.
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,495
Posted By bmwhacker
Properly synching the carbs makes a huge...

Properly synching the carbs makes a huge difference. I finally broke down and bought a "Twin Max" a few years ago. Best $99.00 I ever spent. I sometimes try to synch by "ear" and then hook up the...
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,105
Posted By bmwhacker
I've used up a pile of the cheap Shinkos. I got...

I've used up a pile of the cheap Shinkos. I got pretty poor mileage out of them too on the rear (1.5k to 2.0k) ....A Dunlop "Gold Seal" Trials Tire lasted more than double what the Shinko's ran. Now...
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,231
Posted By bmwhacker
I had to laugh at one So. Cal. desert...

I had to laugh at one So. Cal. desert gathering....probably no one under 45 yrs. of age.....and more "4 wheeled" vehicles than I care to admit.....The last few years we're seeing more younger folks...
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 19,500
Posted By bmwhacker
Reminds me of a "yard" I wandered through near...

Reminds me of a "yard" I wandered through near Payson AZ years ago. They had an old /2 with a VW motor installed.
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,231
Posted By bmwhacker
Twenty-odd years ago my Wife & I were wandering...

Twenty-odd years ago my Wife & I were wandering around the So. Cal. Coast on my old /5 BMW, in the Winter. Camping in State Campgrounds on the coast. Some dude riding a similar old BMW chased us down...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-07-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,593
Posted By bmwhacker
I ended up "passing" on this 57 Bantam last Fall....

I ended up "passing" on this 57 Bantam last Fall. Recently it has showed up on C'list for a bit more than offered to me.
I only saw it surrounded by stuff in his shop. Looks pretty good in the light...
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 89,676
Posted By bmwhacker
All Chiropractors are shysters....:rofl

All Chiropractors are shysters....:rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,495
Posted By bmwhacker
Grim fairy tales: " I have the title...

Grim fairy tales:

" I have the title somewhere, I'll find it tonight and you can pick it up next week"

"I'm sure have the fenders somewhere, I give you a call when I find them"

"That...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,349
Posted By bmwhacker
Your good looking "start" got me thinking... ...

Your good looking "start" got me thinking...

Maybe I'll start piecing something together this Winter.....:freaky
Since I have three other bikes to ride I won't have to be in any hurry like the...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,901
Posted By bmwhacker
Owned 6 different BMW's - models 1970 thru...

Owned 6 different BMW's - models 1970 thru 1974.....too many miles to even guess....never changed one coil.
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,349
Posted By bmwhacker
:lurk:lurk Hmmmm.... I have some titled...

:lurk:lurk

Hmmmm....
I have some titled frames....subframes...swing arms......an engine...electrical stuff......spare transmissions.....final drives.....wheels.....tanks....fenders......bucket of...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,786
Posted By bmwhacker
Matt Parkhouse of Colorado, a long time BMW...

Matt Parkhouse of Colorado, a long time BMW rider, swears by the early R60 models. He knows his stuff too!
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 79,576
Posted By bmwhacker
When the GL1000's came out in the mid 70's I was...

When the GL1000's came out in the mid 70's I was intrigued by them. A coupe years back I came across a good deal on one. Best road cruiser I've ever ridden.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,342
Posted By bmwhacker
After numerous years of over loading our hack for...

After numerous years of over loading our hack for long road trips decided to go in a different direction:

...
Forum: Airheads 05-11-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,668
Posted By bmwhacker
It's an old "QSL 1000 mile solo seat" Made in the...

It's an old "QSL 1000 mile solo seat" Made in the 70's in Chula Vista, CA. (There is an ugly dual set, with rare dual backrests, currently on EBay, but pretty high priced and in need of...
Forum: Airheads 05-10-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By bmwhacker
"Ear Plugs" :rofl

"Ear Plugs" :rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 806,047
Posted By bmwhacker
"Team #88" represented in New Mexico a few...

"Team #88" represented in New Mexico a few minutes ago....you just crossed the Rio Grande via sidecar !


...
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,493
Posted By bmwhacker
I originally mounted an old Jupiter sidecar to my...

I originally mounted an old Jupiter sidecar to my LWB 1973 R75/5. I set it up so I could detach the sidecar in 10 minutes and easily ride the bike solo. Eventually I installed a 900cc top end for a...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,958
Posted By bmwhacker
You might be suprised on how well the bike works...

You might be suprised on how well the bike works in it's stock form.
Maybe give it a chance to reveal itself before condemning it as it was designed.:D
Forum: Old's Cool 04-16-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 806,047
Posted By bmwhacker
Good Lord...you just described my entire...

Good Lord...you just described my entire life.....:huh
Forum: Airheads 04-16-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,436
Posted By bmwhacker
Bummer.....:cry

Bummer.....:cry
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,671
Posted By bmwhacker
Photo?

Photo?
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By bmwhacker
If you could??? Please report back on how you...

If you could???
Please report back on how you like your new bars....looks like something
I might want too....:ear
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 26
Poll: Ride naked?
Views: 1,412
Posted By bmwhacker
I have a couple of "National Cycle"...

I have a couple of "National Cycle" Plexifairings.....on & off in a couple minutes. Nice to ride "naked" now and then....but on long rides the wind just beats up my old ass too much.
I do have a...
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 43,192
Posted By bmwhacker
Where's my wallet?

I can't dig my money out fast enough to buy these used clips for $89.99 each.:lol3
...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By bmwhacker
"Too good to be true".:eek1 Usually the case,...

"Too good to be true".:eek1
Usually the case, but...a couple years ago I saw a low mileage (18k) nice 1979 Suzuki GS850L listed for $350.00.
Thought it had to be a scam. Called the guy, met him and...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-30-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 178,937
Posted By bmwhacker
C'mon....some folks love reading this::rofl ...

C'mon....some folks love reading this::rofl
"There is nothing here
No web page for this address
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