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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By Pokie
On the European headlight inserts, the tabs were...

On the European headlight inserts, the tabs were metal, but I haven't messed with them for some time. Yes, the tabs on the auto replacements here in the States are usually glass. That's why I usually...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By Pokie
Yes, I've fit 7" Bosch headlights into /5 rims...

Yes, I've fit 7" Bosch headlights into /5 rims but it does require grinding the hole in the rim larger to allow the lens to fit properly. Cibie made a "convex" conversion for BMWs back in the 70s but...
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By Pokie
That's an Auteroche headlight, made in France (of...

That's an Auteroche headlight, made in France (of course).

On a second look, it doesn't look like that headlight fits your rim, does the lens actually come through the rim? If not, that may be...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,407
Posted By Pokie
It's not possible to put the master link from the...

It's not possible to put the master link from the back.

To put those clips on, I put them in place and hold them with grease, line them up with the groove and push them on with a screw driver....
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By Pokie
To weld the ear on the transmission cover, the...

To weld the ear on the transmission cover, the transmission should come out and the cover removed from the transmission. Welding aluminum requires a lot of heat, producing a lot of smoke if the parts...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 874
Posted By Pokie
The same thing happened to me, turned out that...

The same thing happened to me, turned out that the nuts holding the mag frame to the block loosened and fell off. When I opened the cover, both nuts and washers were there in the bottom of the cover....
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By Pokie
Is it possible one of the instrument illumination...

Is it possible one of the instrument illumination lights is showing through? And when you turn on your turn signal, is the indicator also lighting the lens for your charging light? It would make...
Forum: Airheads 07-20-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By Pokie
It's often cheaper to pick up a replacement...

It's often cheaper to pick up a replacement transmission and just swap them over. In time, you can have the rear cover on the original transmission repaired or replaced and have a spare transmission...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6,101
Views: 1,228,935
Posted By Pokie
A little less muffler on this side, maybe a...

A little less muffler on this side, maybe a little aluminum tape,......

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The crash bars are left-overs of an Avon...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6,101
Views: 1,228,935
Posted By Pokie
Just bought this one from a little old lady that...

Just bought this one from a little old lady that only rode it on Sundays. I'm thinking a little elbow grease and some cut-polish and it'll shine like a new penny!

...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By Pokie
I carry and use a tube of Prell hair soap. Duel...

I carry and use a tube of Prell hair soap. Duel purpose, just like my bike!

Yeah, it sounds like a joke but it's not.
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 173,944
Posted By Pokie
What's the bike with starting issues? Always...

What's the bike with starting issues? Always start the timing drill with aligning the flux marks. If the marks are off (yes, they do drift), it may well affect starting. Once the flux is aligned,...
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By Pokie
The seat is pressed in, I wouldn't recommend...

The seat is pressed in, I wouldn't recommend trying to move it. Have you checked to see if it's the right needle? A longer needle would correct the problem. I'd be more interested in finding an...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By Pokie
Sounds like a small crack in the pan. I've had a...

Sounds like a small crack in the pan. I've had a few folks bottom their pans and cause a small crack. A lady I knew caught her drain plug on her R90 on the loading apron of the BC ferry, snapped that...
Forum: Airheads 07-17-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By Pokie
I'm not sure which would be the best fix, either...

I'm not sure which would be the best fix, either put an extra washer on the float so it lifts the lever for the needle before it hits the tickler shaft, or just shorten the tickler shaft.

...
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 973
Posted By Pokie
I've looked over the photos and that bike is a...

I've looked over the photos and that bike is a piece of crap being offered at primo bike price. If it was being offered at $2500, I'd say it's ok but still not great. Heck, it doesn't even have a...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 173,944
Posted By Pokie
From what I understand, the bike was bought cheap...

From what I understand, the bike was bought cheap back in the early 70s and used as a parts bike for another. The left over parts were then left outside in the fellows back garden. One crank throw...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 173,944
Posted By Pokie
I have just acquired a 1957 R69. A lot is missing...

I have just acquired a 1957 R69. A lot is missing and what's not missing is a rusty lump. I'm expecting this project to take years to assemble but just thought I'd ask if anyone here has any suitable...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By Pokie
You don't say what year the bike is, does it have...

You don't say what year the bike is, does it have LK (long reach) heads? Long reach heads were supplied on bikes in 1968 and 1969. If it's an LK head, the problem can be cured pretty painlessly but...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,123
Posted By Pokie
Yes, carbs can wear out BUT only if there are...

Yes, carbs can wear out BUT only if there are parts to wear. On slide type carbs, both the slides and slide cylinders wear. You can put in new slides and make the carbs work just fine until the slide...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,057
Posted By Pokie
Generally, when you get a set of rings from or...

Generally, when you get a set of rings from or for BMW, the gaps will tend to be a bit big. If you have standard cylinders and standard pistons that you are going to reuse, usually buy a set of the...
Forum: Airheads 07-12-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By Pokie
Shocks only work in one direction, on the...

Shocks only work in one direction, on the rebound. You fight the spring on compression, if you bump up the adjustment, the spring has more pressure. The adjustment does not affect the action of the...
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,537
Posted By Pokie
In my opinion, for that price, the bike should...

In my opinion, for that price, the bike should not need any work. Any items that don't work should be considered bargaining points. Yes, that bike is a 1974, it has the /5 type switches and the /5...
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By Pokie
Yes, they do come off but it does take a lot of...

Yes, they do come off but it does take a lot of pressure. If you use the BMW tool for removing the coupling bell, you will likely brake the tool, it's just not up to the job.

I built a 20 ton...
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,007
Posted By Pokie
Looking for opinions? Going crazy isn't...

Looking for opinions?

Going crazy isn't necessary. This is what I would do,..... Pull the heads, leave the cylinders in place for now. With the pistons at top dead center, de-carbonize the tops of...
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By Pokie
Blah, blah, blah,.... change the gasket, change...

Blah, blah, blah,.... change the gasket, change the seal, put it all back together and ride. Stop worrying, it will be fine. Just make sure all the shims go back in where you got them from.

...
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,364
Posted By Pokie
Stan_R80/7 I think has the best answer, keep the...

Stan_R80/7 I think has the best answer, keep the revs up and ride in a lower gear. In 1975 I had a customer that was always running her battery down and complaining it just wouldn't hold a charge...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 300,017
Posted By Pokie
Supershaft, thanks for the heads up on the...

Supershaft, thanks for the heads up on the exhaust. The I made the "tip" portion really easy to get off, a "re-direct" may well be in order. It's all just a big experiment anyway. It's still fun! Now...
Forum: Airheads 06-29-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 300,017
Posted By Pokie
That's just the start of the intakes, the intake...

That's just the start of the intakes, the intake you see in the photo is just the tube that will be going up to the gas tank. The gas tank will have a tube running through it and the actual filter...
Forum: Airheads 06-29-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,913
Posted By Pokie
I hope not but I think your lower end is toast....

I hope not but I think your lower end is toast. The more you run the engine with the knock, the worse it's going to get. At first it may just need mains or rod bearings or maybe both but the more you...
Forum: Airheads 06-29-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 300,017
Posted By Pokie
Isdt, I agree, my bike was considered a lost...

Isdt, I agree, my bike was considered a lost cause as well. It had been mostly parted out, I built most of it from parts I had collected over the years.

This was the start,.....

...
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Pokie
This may not be the answer you are searching for...

This may not be the answer you are searching for but,.....

When we had a customer that had smaller hands, we would take a large piece of dowel and place it between the lever and the grip as...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By Pokie
Bill, you need to do what all us old farts...

Bill, you need to do what all us old farts do,...... tuck your pants into your socks! Works for me! :D
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By Pokie
I've often thought that same thing but never...

I've often thought that same thing but never pursued it.
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,341
Posted By Pokie
An easy to tell if the float level is too low on...

An easy to tell if the float level is too low on a bike with ticklers is to press down on the tickler just before you throttle up (raising the float level). If this cures the situation then you need...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,341
Posted By Pokie
Things I would check,..... are both slides moving...

Things I would check,..... are both slides moving at the same time, sounds like one is pulling ahead of the other? Have you tried running it with the intake tubes on? Have you tried watching the...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,407
Posted By Pokie
Just an opinion, I'd change the crank sprocket,...

Just an opinion, I'd change the crank sprocket, chain, tension shoe, tension spring, crank nose bearing, seals and gasket. Smooth off the marks on the cam quill (likely made by some butcher changing...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By Pokie
The plastic piece needs to be wiggled off the...

The plastic piece needs to be wiggled off the bottom of the cable (it's supposed to stay in the transmission cover but often comes out with the cable). Once the plastic bushing is off the metal cable...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By Pokie
Like others have said, that's the four way or...

Like others have said, that's the four way or hazard flasher button. It's not an after market item, it is (or at least was) a BMW accessory. Check out the diagram on the MAX BMW site, look under...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,407
Posted By Pokie
Better smooth off those scrapes on your cam quill...

Better smooth off those scrapes on your cam quill or you'll trash the new seals!
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