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Forum: Airheads 08-10-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 1,267,127
Posted By Beamer Bum
Some photos from the Airheads Tech Day in Crown...

Some photos from the Airheads Tech Day in Crown Point, In yesterday.

Ursula hanging out with her younger sisters.
http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Other/Day-Rides/i-MXzpKK2/0/L/016-L.jpg
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Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,126
Posted By Beamer Bum
Ha Ha .:lol3 I noticed that when I uploaded the...

Ha Ha .:lol3 I noticed that when I uploaded the photos to Smugmug. I've done that three or four times on my RS. It usually takes me about a week to notice it's wrong.

Nobody told me to turn off...
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 1,267,127
Posted By Beamer Bum
A good camera helps, but it is all about the...

A good camera helps, but it is all about the light. I took those photos about a half hour before sunset. The low angle of light from the sun "Chases the shadows away" and emphasizes the highlights....
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,126
Posted By Beamer Bum
Thanks Charlie. I'll check the wiring and the...

Thanks Charlie. I'll check the wiring and the diode that's in that circuit.
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 1,267,127
Posted By Beamer Bum
First ride after "Refresh"

http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Other/R90-S/i-ZtjHJ3r/0/X2/DSC_2513-X2.jpg
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,126
Posted By Beamer Bum
http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Other/R90-S/i-ZtjHJ3r...

http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Other/R90-S/i-ZtjHJ3r/0/X2/DSC_2513-X2.jpg
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 180,052
Posted By Beamer Bum
If the mods combine some old threads, that would...

If the mods combine some old threads, that would be cool. But, it seems as soon as someone gets a /2, they post it here. The /2 people are as willing to jump in and help as any other airhead is....
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,126
Posted By Beamer Bum
I bought the RS from the original purchaser. He...

I bought the RS from the original purchaser. He only put 14000 miles on it in 20 years because it was a "collector bike." I bought it 2004 for $4000.:rofl Average airhead price in my area then was...
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,126
Posted By Beamer Bum
On the Road Again

Last week I got my gauges back from Wirespokes. Thanks Terry, Excellent job. I finally got to install them on Saturday night. So first thing Sunday morning, I fired her up and went for a warm up...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,987
Posted By Beamer Bum
Thanks Charlie. The OP is new to slash 2, so I...

Thanks Charlie. The OP is new to slash 2, so I wanted him to have it all. Duane's site is the slash 2 equivalent to Snowbum's site. Smaller, but easier on the eyeballs.:evil
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,987
Posted By Beamer Bum
Link to Duane's site:...

Link to Duane's site: http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/slash2.htm


Edit: If you decide you have a ghost image, we will go deeper. Make sure your advance unit is advancing first. The "F" mark...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,987
Posted By Beamer Bum
http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/R60/i-dHn...

http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/R60/i-dHn5phB/0/L/20140725_093435_zpsb40a5271-L.jpg

The red arrow shows the locating pin. This fits in the "D" notch on cam tip.
The green arrows show...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,987
Posted By Beamer Bum
The weights should expand outward as rpm's go up....

The weights should expand outward as rpm's go up. If your coil got hot enough to drip varnish, it might have got on the advance. Clean and lightly oil the advance mechanism with light weight oil (3...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,987
Posted By Beamer Bum
Yes, that is right. Actual rpm does not matter....

Yes, that is right. Actual rpm does not matter. As the rpm's go up, you will see the S mark move away from the window. More rpm's and the F will come into view. It should not go past the hashmark. If...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,987
Posted By Beamer Bum
NO. At idle, adjust timing so the "S" mark is...

NO. At idle, adjust timing so the "S" mark is showing. Then rev the engine above 3000 rpm and the "F" should show. This is full advance. If the 2 marks can't both be set, use the "F" with engine...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Beamer Bum
That is my picture you used to start this...

That is my picture you used to start this thread.:rofl I was going to wait until winter to take care of that. But, since you shamed me by pointing out how bad it looked, and since I am still waiting...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,987
Posted By Beamer Bum
Those are resistor caps. It says 5k ohm right on...

Those are resistor caps. It says 5k ohm right on it. You need 0 (zero) ohm caps. The magneto can't put out enough voltage to overcome 5000 ohms resistance. And it was mentioned earlier, replace that...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,126
Posted By Beamer Bum
Sorry for the slow reply. Work has kept me too...

Sorry for the slow reply. Work has kept me too busy to go online.
The 500 cc had me fooled, also. But, I looked and the same shocks are listed for H D Roadking. (They are shorter though.) I also...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,126
Posted By Beamer Bum
Tonight I finished up everything I could. I put...

Tonight I finished up everything I could. I put in new brake pads, with clips! I installed the fairing and front turn signals. I added ground wires to them since they were still grounded through the...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,126
Posted By Beamer Bum
Aquired Knowledge

I learned something new last night. I learned that Dellorto accelerator pump circuits need to be primed and "burped" in order to work. I was trying to get an initial carb synch and had no response...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Beamer Bum
Try asking in the Alaska Regional sub forum. You...

Try asking in the Alaska Regional sub forum. You might get more attention there. I'm near Chicago if that helps. :rofl
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 180,052
Posted By Beamer Bum
Wow. How did it seize with both pistons in one...

Wow. How did it seize with both pistons in one cylinder? :rofl
Forum: Airheads 07-12-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,126
Posted By Beamer Bum
If you still have the stock covers over the fork...

If you still have the stock covers over the fork seals, make sure to saturate the felt with oil. I oiled the felt, but they were still binding a bit on the fork tubes. After I removed the covers and...
Forum: Airheads 07-12-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,126
Posted By Beamer Bum
They are expensive by Airhead standards. But,...

They are expensive by Airhead standards. But, they were less than half the price of shocks for my R 1150 GS.:eek1 Total cost was $584 delivered. The shocks are YSS G 302 TRCL. Threaded preload...
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,126
Posted By Beamer Bum
WOO HOO! :clap:clap ...

WOO HOO! :clap:clap
http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Other/R90-S/i-DQ37XWt/0/L/DSC_2485-L.jpg

http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Other/R90-S/i-grVBr8N/0/L/DSC_2486-L.jpg
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,126
Posted By Beamer Bum
I have dealt with Klaus at...

I have dealt with Klaus at http://www.epmperf.com/ several times over the last few years. I have always been happy with the results. He recommended YSS shocks so that is what I ordered. I have no...
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,126
Posted By Beamer Bum
I got They order from the local independent...

I got They order from the local independent Airhead shop. They get their parts straight from Max BMW. The rings which were in BMW parts bag, needed no filing. The fit was good. Maybe even a little...
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,126
Posted By Beamer Bum
I promised some photos, so ...... ...

I promised some photos, so ......

Rotating brake pad

http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Other/R90-S/i-WhHSfT5/0/L/DSC_2480-L.jpg

New and "slightly" worn needle jets.

...
Forum: Airheads 07-08-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,126
Posted By Beamer Bum
I have not reported on my progress, but I have...

I have not reported on my progress, but I have made progress.

The carbs are done and back on.
Forks rebuilt and aligned. The new springs feel much more "usable."
Steering bearings cleaned and...
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 1,267,127
Posted By Beamer Bum
at top speed.:evil

at top speed.:evil
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 1,267,127
Posted By Beamer Bum
I just had a mental image of that bike flying...

I just had a mental image of that bike flying down the Mulsanne straight at LeMans.
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6,320
Views: 1,267,127
Posted By Beamer Bum
Silver Smoke, Daytona Orange, Mulsanne Blue.:D ...

Silver Smoke, Daytona Orange, Mulsanne Blue.:D

Seriously, that is pretty sharp.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 31,631
Views: 7,733,445
Posted By Beamer Bum
Dig the side loading on that rear tire. :lol3

Dig the side loading on that rear tire. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 320,651
Posted By Beamer Bum
That is good advice. :rofl

That is good advice. :rofl
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,126
Posted By Beamer Bum
It is confirmed. I don't want these springs. I...

It is confirmed. I don't want these springs. I took a spring to work with me and on the way home I stopped at the local Airhead friendly shop.http://www.motoworkschicago.com/ The Airhead specialist,...
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,126
Posted By Beamer Bum
Before I order more parts, I would like to...

Before I order more parts, I would like to identify what springs I have. The bike felt way too stiff in front. I suspect they are progressive springs, but I'm not sure. How do I identify these...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,126
Posted By Beamer Bum
Thanks for that info. Too big can be dealt with....

Thanks for that info. Too big can be dealt with. Too small to stay where they belong, not so much.
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,126
Posted By Beamer Bum
Thanks, I really like the RS myself. That was...

Thanks, I really like the RS myself. That was another bike I bought that was represented to be in better shape than it actually was. Now it is awesome.:norton

I took the forks apart and of course...
Forum: Airheads 06-21-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,126
Posted By Beamer Bum
Scope Creep

The further I go, the more I stand still. As I've progressed on my "refresh," I haven't gotten any closer to being done. Whoever serviced this bike was airhead knowledgeable, but ham-fisted and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-18-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By Beamer Bum
The bridge was quiet before we left. ...

The bridge was quiet before we left.

http://beamerbum.smugmug.com/Other/2014-Motor-Tour/i-WBjj3Zh/0/L/DSC_2269_023-L.jpg

Green, green, go, go, go.
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