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Forum: Airheads 05-04-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,609
Posted By Bluethumb
The owner is a regular on the IBMWR marketplace -...

The owner is a regular on the IBMWR marketplace - I've purchased parts from him. Fair honest deals. He seems to pick-up and flip bikes, so I doubt if he's behind this.

However, it's still in...
Forum: Americas 05-02-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By Bluethumb
Make tht Barber, as in Barber Motorsports Park. ...

Make tht Barber, as in Barber Motorsports Park.

Mainly looking for suggestions for the FLA panhandle coast camping.

Thanks
Forum: Americas 05-02-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By Bluethumb
Flying in, Riding out, FLA panhandle

I'm flying in to Florida next week to pick up a bike and ride back to Texas. I am planning on going along Hwy 98, Florida's Emerald coast. I'm looking for a suggestion for a good state park. I'll be...
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,978
Posted By Bluethumb
A friend way back in the day had one and I always...

A friend way back in the day had one and I always thought it was one of the most beautiful motorcycles made, right up there with the early RS's and R90S. I keep an eye out for one in the three state...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By Bluethumb
How do I track down Richie Moore? And hat do you...

How do I track down Richie Moore? And hat do you mean by + 10?
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By Bluethumb
Higher final drive for a G/S - ST Options?

What can I do to lower r.p.m.'s of a ST? At hiway speeds of 70 m.p.h., the engine is spinning about 1,000 more r.p.m.'s then my R100. I know of two ways to change the ratio of the final drive on a...
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,498
Posted By Bluethumb
I use the in line filters. I also clean my tank...

I use the in line filters. I also clean my tank annually. I've never had leaks around the filters - have no idea what SS is talking about. If that was a case there'd be leaks at the petcock and carb...
Forum: Airheads 03-14-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,392
Posted By Bluethumb
Thanks all. That's what I've always thought,...

Thanks all. That's what I've always thought, didn't matter up or down, as long as L was on the left and R right. But last night I got to looking at the inside of the valve cover and there's a...
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,213
Posted By Bluethumb
Saltwater, nice job on the battery box. What is...

Saltwater, nice job on the battery box. What is the battery resting on? I imagine the box could be painted black? The strap across the front, did you fabricate that as well? And are the mounts...
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,392
Posted By Bluethumb
Valve covers, dumb question

On later model airheads the square valve overs are marked left (L ) and right ( R ). I assume the valve covers mount with the letters facing up?
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 506,056
Posted By Bluethumb
Euro bar wanted

Looking for a Euro bar, the low handlebar on R90S and R100S. In good condition. Thanks
Forum: Airheads 03-07-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,931
Posted By Bluethumb
Good sources for said kits?

Good sources for said kits?
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By Bluethumb
A common modification was to swap out the G/S...

A common modification was to swap out the G/S stand for an ST allowing the bike to be rolled up on the centerstand much easier. On my G/S as well as a GS I owned, I'd section one inch out of the...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,678
Posted By Bluethumb
The GT-35 is impressive. I've never used a...

The GT-35 is impressive. I've never used a magnetic tank bag so I'm hesitant, just because I've never used one. Advantages? Drawbacks?

I've always imagine the magnets clunking hard against the...
Forum: Airheads 03-05-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,678
Posted By Bluethumb
Suitable Tankbag - R100

I'm looking to replace my tired and old Elicpse tankbag. It's been a good bag, mounts solid, holds quite a bit. I was thinking of replacing it with another Eclipse but first thought I'd ask what you...
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By Bluethumb
Late model airhead metal air snorkel

A friend has a metal air snorkel in his box of spare parts. The upper air intake on the square air filters. All the ones I've seen are plastic. Never seen one out of aluminum.

Anyone know...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By Bluethumb
The wrenches are Heyco and are pretty darn nice....

The wrenches are Heyco and are pretty darn nice. They're slimmer then other wrenches so fit in the tool roll nicer. Heyco also supplied the tool kit found in the trunks of Mercedes and BMWs, so there...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By Bluethumb
Cold Natured R100 - rejetting maybe?

My 82 R100 is very cold natured, takes an extremely long time to warm up. My 83 ST warms up much faster. On my ST, from a cold start, by the time I weave out of my neighborhood and get to the hi-way,...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,464
Posted By Bluethumb
As far as I know that is the stock stand, but...

As far as I know that is the stock stand, but that's why I asked Charles to post those pictures for me. The R100 is new to me but everything appears original.
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,464
Posted By Bluethumb
Thanks to Charles for posting them. The...

Thanks to Charles for posting them.

The holes are actually good. It's the angle of the camera that makes 'em look oval. Off the frame, the bushing fit inside nicely. The ends do need welding up...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,464
Posted By Bluethumb
Thanks Charles, so it's not me? Other year...

Thanks Charles, so it's not me?

Other year stands fit?

I'm really liking this bike, but hate every time I go putting it on the stand
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,464
Posted By Bluethumb
Thanks but I'm pretty well versed in airheads,...

Thanks but I'm pretty well versed in airheads, have 300,000 miles and have owned quite a few. As I mentioned, modified G/S stands to we're when you put you foot on the stand and rolled it back, it...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 107,142
Posted By Bluethumb
Good advice, thanks. The dipstick is...

Good advice, thanks.

The dipstick is longer. For now, I'm going to leave it as is. Two and a half quarts is good.
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,464
Posted By Bluethumb
No, my stand does not have the square pad at the...

No, my stand does not have the square pad at the end of the foot. It looks just like the typical stand with curved feet with the rubber bumpers, and a cross support where the two springs mount. The...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,464
Posted By Bluethumb
Thanks for the link. After examining the...

Thanks for the link. After examining the centerstand, it looks like the previous owner had someone weld up the ends and whoever did it butchered it. I guess it can be re-welded. I still don't get why...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,464
Posted By Bluethumb
I pulled the centerstand and the ends above the...

I pulled the centerstand and the ends above the pivot holes are worn down and rounded over. Too bad because the rest of the stand is fine, the pivot holes, the feet, etc. regardless looks like I need...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,772
Posted By Bluethumb
I was on my way back to Texas from NYC last...

I was on my way back to Texas from NYC last November on a new to me R80ST. The voltmeter started bouncing all over the place and I just knew the charging system was getting ready to go tits up and...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,464
Posted By Bluethumb
Does anyone know if a centerstand from a...

Does anyone know if a centerstand from a different year can be swapped out?
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 176,035
Posted By Bluethumb
Whoops, ignore that!

I meant to post that question in the ST thread, not the G/S.
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 107,142
Posted By Bluethumb
How long is your dipstick?

Ok, strange question, I know but here's the reason. I have a '83 ST that came with a HPN Rallye oil pan. Seems to me that this should increase the oil capacity, but it holds 2 1/2 qts. I'm wondering...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 176,035
Posted By Bluethumb
How long is your dipstick?

Ok, strange question, I know but here's the reason. I have a '83 ST that came with a HPN Rallye oil pan. Seems to me that this should increase the oil capacity, but it holds 2 1/2 qts. I'm wondering...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,464
Posted By Bluethumb
'82 centerstand, what's the deal?

Just picked up a '82 R100 and it is a struggle to get up on the centerstand. I've owned '76 R90/6, a couple of r90S's, and a couple of '78 RS's and all were a breeze to rock up on the centerstand....
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2,792
Views: 506,056
Posted By Bluethumb
Keys needed for BMW bags

I just picked up a 1982 R100 ( ! ) with saddlebags. These are the style of that era. I have one key and am looking for two more as spares or blanks. The key has 055 on it. I checked The fiche and...
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,678
Posted By Bluethumb
I tend to agree that in temperate climates an oil...

I tend to agree that in temperate climates an oil cooler is overkill. As ChasBMW correctly pointed out, there's a danger of the oil not getting hot enough. Interestingly though, back in the day when...
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,678
Posted By Bluethumb
When I installed 1,000 cc cylinders on my '84...

When I installed 1,000 cc cylinders on my '84 R80G/S I added an oil cooler. Used a frame mount, longer hoses and a non thermostat oil filter cover. Ran it for 3 years that way.Really felt with the...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 918
Posted By Bluethumb
Does Emerald Island sell direct? Can't seem to...

Does Emerald Island sell direct? Can't seem to find prices. Lots of cool stuff.
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,240
Posted By Bluethumb
So, did you buy it?

So, did you buy it?
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,777
Posted By Bluethumb
ChasBMW, where did you get those figures? A while...

ChasBMW, where did you get those figures? A while back I sent an email to Valvoline requesting data on the amount of ZDDP and never heard back.

Is it possible oils are formulated differently for...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,777
Posted By Bluethumb
Not to muddy this up even more, but.... ...

Not to muddy this up even more, but....

Corvette forum ( same concerns, oil w high Zinc ) says Valvoline VR1 Racing does not have the high levels of zinc needed due to the fact that it's street...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,240
Posted By Bluethumb
A friend collected 'RS's to the point he had...

A friend collected 'RS's to the point he had every model, every year of all the twin shocks. All were pristine, low milage, collectible. I believe at one point he had 20+. I believe he's one of the...
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