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Forum: Airheads 10-10-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5,651
Views: 483,840
Posted By airheadpenguin
I thought I read that it replaced both ride and...

I thought I read that it replaced both ride and rain

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-19-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By airheadpenguin
Lost a pannier lid...Anyone found it?

Coming home from work last night I lost a pannier lid. Route was rt95/128 3a onramp area headed south to 3N then 3N to exit 10 in NH

If anyone sees it I'd love to get it back :(

Alternatively...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,462
Posted By airheadpenguin
Ha that's how I read it anyway.

Ha that's how I read it anyway.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,462
Posted By airheadpenguin
I hope not if it is it was before I started since...

I hope not if it is it was before I started since the chain never came off but that's certainly something to think about. Is there a timing mark for the cam incase I need to verify that?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,462
Posted By airheadpenguin
It'll run it just has a nasty vibration and a...

It'll run it just has a nasty vibration and a dropping RPM at idle. Also once the idle drops to 750-800 if you give it gas it just stalls out. When I took the bean can out it was pretty close to...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,462
Posted By airheadpenguin
Static timing a bean can R80

I have an '87 R80 which means no points in a can or any points to speak of. Its all electronic which makes life better, right? right?

I need to adjust the timing on it since its hard starting...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,787
Posted By airheadpenguin
In my case I have x32,000 on mine, what the x...

In my case I have x32,000 on mine, what the x represents is anyone's guess but it seems likely to be 0 based on other things I've seen. I don't have enough experience to comment on the general...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,787
Posted By airheadpenguin
What I've seen so far is $25 list from BMW USA or...

What I've seen so far is $25 list from BMW USA or 8.5GBP from Motobins. From Motobins it comes out to be about $35+shipping for all 3. That kind of pricing I can live with but this is clearly a...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,787
Posted By airheadpenguin
Good to know, all the needles are in so I guess...

Good to know, all the needles are in so I guess I'll pretend none of this ever happened and ride the girl.
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,787
Posted By airheadpenguin
Airhead rocker needle bearings

Today I was rebuilding the engine on my R80 and following the instructions in the book to ensure that the rocker shaft was properly oriented and what not. This led me to pull the shaft out of one of...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,414
Posted By airheadpenguin
I'd love to learn this way but the twinmax makes...

I'd love to learn this way but the twinmax makes me lazy
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,249
Posted By airheadpenguin
You don't go to short circuit current once the...

You don't go to short circuit current once the coil fires in most cases, the resistor in the HT lead cap is constant (plus the plug if its a resistor plug). The HT lead has negligible resistance in...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-19-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 437
Posted By airheadpenguin
Southern NH (think MHT) machine shop

I'm in Merrimack NH and in the middle of rebuilding an airhead engine. Can anyone recommend a machine shop to clean up the heads, pistons and bores for me?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,249
Posted By airheadpenguin
I'll play the "I have a degree in electrical...

I'll play the "I have a degree in electrical engineering that I rarely use" card here. By splitting the single output into 2 outputs you halve the effective resistance of the sparkplug lead, plug...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,080
Posted By airheadpenguin
...And the head

...And the head
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,080
Posted By airheadpenguin
And the piston that lives in it

And the piston that lives in it
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,080
Posted By airheadpenguin
So here's how it ends, after letting it sit in...

So here's how it ends, after letting it sit in orange based degreaser for a couple of hours and was able to pop the head off. It doesn't look like the gasket was the problem since I was able to pull...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,414
Posted By airheadpenguin
I've got to say I tried the homemade route and...

I've got to say I tried the homemade route and went running for the twinmax as fast as I could. The nice part about the twinmax is you can dial in the sensitivity to get a very nice sync
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,080
Posted By airheadpenguin
Not full on spud gun though it would be fun to...

Not full on spud gun though it would be fun to watch someone else's head go flying maybe its time to start an engine part category for the Punkin' Chunkin' Festival in DE
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,080
Posted By airheadpenguin
I appreciate the suggestion I was just trying to...

I appreciate the suggestion I was just trying to figure out if I was being dense. I'm thinking this may be something I can clamp to the bench open side down so that the piston bottoms on the bench...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,080
Posted By airheadpenguin
I'm not sure I follow wouldn't that result in the...

I'm not sure I follow wouldn't that result in the piston hitting whatever you fill the jug with and getting f'd up?

Also the bolts that hold the head on are the ones that hold the cylinder on...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,080
Posted By airheadpenguin
I was thinking that or just crank it and let the...

I was thinking that or just crank it and let the piston do the work since the engine has good compression. The problem that comes up is that with the 6 nuts off so that the head moves so does the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,080
Posted By airheadpenguin
One Less Harley: Thanks for the link,...

One Less Harley: Thanks for the link, unfortunately it doesn't address my main issue which is the head being stuck to the cylinder even though all the fasteners have been removed.

Beemerguru:...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,080
Posted By airheadpenguin
R80 Engine rebuild

Lets start simple, I'm yet another guy rebuilding his engine. In my case its a BMW R80 from 1987. The impetus for this is that there's oil leaking out of a number of gaskets (pix to come). The...
Forum: Vendors 12-31-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,837
Posted By airheadpenguin
More???

Any chance you're still making these?
Forum: Vendors 11-29-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 244,275
Posted By airheadpenguin
Great news!

Great news!
Forum: Old's Cool 11-28-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,782
Posted By airheadpenguin
What makes a stator go bad?

I started looking into a charging problem I've been having on my '87 R80 today and following the diagnostic procedure in the Clymers found that the stator impedance between 2 of the phases was...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-28-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By airheadpenguin
No worries I figured it was a stretch but worth...

No worries I figured it was a stretch but worth asking.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-27-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By airheadpenguin
Southern NH winter storage

I feel dumb even as I write this but its an appeal to the community. I have an R80 that's badly in need of engine work this winter so my plan is to pull the engine and go through it in my basement...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-01-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 887
Posted By airheadpenguin
I'm up for it if you can do it 10/16 or 10/17. ...

I'm up for it if you can do it 10/16 or 10/17. I've never ridden to NY state before.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-03-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By airheadpenguin
Well that would be how I would cap off an extra...

Well that would be how I would cap off an extra vacuum line too but something tells me the Germans would have done something more professional looking if they had intended to have a port there for a...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,161
Posted By airheadpenguin
I have a complete airhead alternator from a '78...

I have a complete airhead alternator from a '78 R80 I believe. PM me if you need one.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-03-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By airheadpenguin
Another what the hell is that thread

I've asked my share of dumb questions on here and I think I got to a good one. I was replacing the vacuum lines for the pulse air system in my '87 R80 today though it may be left on the shop floor...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-01-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 997
Posted By airheadpenguin
'87 R80 spark plugs

This is probably a snowbum/wirespokes question but I'll ask it here anyway. Motorrad Elektrik sells NGK BP7ES plugs for airheads. NGK lists those as being correct for most 70-84 airheads. They...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-29-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By airheadpenguin
Ended up going out 101/9/30N in VT. All in all a...

Ended up going out 101/9/30N in VT. All in all a nice ride drop me a PM if you're looking to go riding in the future I was a UMass kid so know some of the geography out there.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-28-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By airheadpenguin
I've been using the Super33s but it seems like...

I've been using the Super33s but it seems like they could reasonably quickly reach break even with a pair of custom made ones
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-28-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By airheadpenguin
I've heard the ads for Quiet Relief and been...

I've heard the ads for Quiet Relief and been curious about it too. The ringing isn't usually loud enough to bother me unless I'm in a really quiet room so I haven't spent much time trying to fix it....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-28-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By airheadpenguin
Looking for an audiologist

Here's the deal I already have some hearing loss/tinitus from a love of loud music. Now add motorcycling to it and I'm looking to do whatever mitigation possible outside of the usual disposable ear...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-27-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By airheadpenguin
NH riding Sunday

Wife's away for the weekend, looking to go for a good few hour ride this Sunday. Any suggestions?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-26-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 972
Posted By airheadpenguin
Its more an issue of what's readily available my...

Its more an issue of what's readily available my BMW dealer doesn't stock ANYTHING
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