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Forum: Airheads Today, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 97,870
Posted By Bill Harris
Whew, EPIC snows in Massachusetts, New York and...

Whew, EPIC snows in Massachusetts, New York and Points Northeast.

Here I was out doing yardwork today trying to clean the underbrush and stuff out of my daffodil patches and grumbling that the the...
Forum: Airheads Today, 07:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,585
Posted By Bill Harris
Wow. Someone call Jim Day... he's done been...

Wow. Someone call Jim Day... he's done been lapped.

Is it still a /5 if it's not a Rubber Cow?

:thumb

--Bill
Forum: Airheads Today, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By Bill Harris
Sorry, I was trying to be cute. IIRC, he has them...

Sorry, I was trying to be cute. IIRC, he has them in stock but the silly website still has the "returning soon" tag. Call Rick up and order one. $25-ish bucks, I believe.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads Today, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By Bill Harris
It's available. He'd sell a lot more if the...

It's available. He'd sell a lot more if the "Version 3 Returning Soon!" were removed from the website cause they're in stock... :deal

--Bill
Forum: Airheads Today, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Bill Harris
On the /5: Which harness? Main harness? Or the...

On the /5: Which harness? Main harness? Or the Engine harness? Around $70 and $55, a bargain in this day and age. Engine harness was a Wirewrkr item, Main harness was BMW since he didn't make...
Forum: Airheads Today, 02:25 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,666
Posted By Bill Harris
That is outright ugly. I suspect that the PO...

That is outright ugly. I suspect that the PO heard it and was either to dumb or othewise clueless to do anything and drove it to destruction. And lied about not hearing anything.

But, whatever....
Forum: Airheads Today, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By Bill Harris
Sometimes seals just decide to start leaking. ...

Sometimes seals just decide to start leaking. Replacement is not a big deal.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads Today, 10:56 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,578
Posted By Bill Harris
And if you want to get to the bottom of it, CV...

And if you want to get to the bottom of it, CV carbs are a UJM contribution to the genre, whereas slide-valve carbs are the only proper ones for a motorbike...

No argument, just philosophizing... ...
Forum: Airheads Today, 01:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By Bill Harris
Maybe, maybe not... The Crankshaft seal is...

Maybe, maybe not...

The Crankshaft seal is easy-- enough room to remove it and it taps in easily.

The Camshaft seal is tricky-- the seal is small, no room to work and the cam points quill is...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 04:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,769
Posted By Bill Harris
MOA Website: ...

MOA Website:

http://www.bmwmoa.org/events/event_details.asp?id=522760

And Google "moa 2015 rally" for lot sof info.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 12:52 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,578
Posted By Bill Harris
And, from another Bing source: Says the same...

And, from another Bing source:

Says the same thing in a different graphical format.

And you can even change the shape and character of the mixture curve for the "pilot circuit" by changing the...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 12:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,585
Posted By Bill Harris
Sane? And not a packrat? Debatable... :D ...

Sane? And not a packrat? Debatable... :D



Good job "upgrading", but after many years of fiddling with the starter lockout relay my last "relay failure" resulted in me converting it over to...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,003
Posted By Bill Harris
Good deal. Better deal. :thumb ...

Good deal.


Better deal.

:thumb

Good job.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,585
Posted By Bill Harris
And his usual passenger is cute. With attitude......

And his usual passenger is cute. With attitude...

--Bill
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 07:56 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,578
Posted By Bill Harris
You are correct. As said, the "idle" or...

You are correct.

As said, the "idle" or pilot circuit is active from idle through part throttle. The main system is active from part throttle through WOT.

An illustration, from BING:

--Bill
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,728
Posted By Bill Harris
You should have seen Birmingham in the '60's...

You should have seen Birmingham in the '60's then.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,634
Posted By Bill Harris
I wouldn't mind having an early...

I wouldn't mind having an early (pre-Barcalounger) 'Wing. I've long thought THAT is the direction BMW should have gone instead of Bricks, Oilies and Rotax's.

My 2c.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,154
Posted By Bill Harris
IIRC, the left bank (pair) of cylinders is offset...

IIRC, the left bank (pair) of cylinders is offset frontwards ( =direction of travel) and that is remembered very indirectly from the location of the oil cooler.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,634
Posted By Bill Harris
Given that the battery went Chernobyl, the carb...

Given that the battery went Chernobyl, the carb has been open to the weather and even the starter cover is off there may not be enough parts to do anything with.

I'd rescue the dog and see if the...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By Bill Harris
Yeah, you can make an ash out of yourself with...

Yeah, you can make an ash out of yourself with gasoline... :kboom

I'd do a wipedown with a clean cloth then hit with a spray of aerosol "Brake Cleaner" then re-grease. Really depends on what the...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By Bill Harris
Current petcocks use plastic straws. Brass...

Current petcocks use plastic straws. Brass hasn't been used for years.

I'd pull the petcocks and look at them. Straws in place and not plugged? Passages clear in the petcock? Good time to...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By Bill Harris
Change the oils, paying close attention to the...

Change the oils, paying close attention to the material caught on the magnetic drain plugs. Cut the metal end caps from the oil filter, unroll the pleated filter element and "read" the outside...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,578
Posted By Bill Harris
You've got it-- it's more about a pressure...

You've got it-- it's more about a pressure differential caused by the change in air velocity through a venturi. It's all about Bernoulli. Try dumping too much throttle at too low an engine speed...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 300,344
Posted By Bill Harris
You're safe-- it needs to get on the road...

You're safe-- it needs to get on the road first...

Astounding.

--Bill
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 35,937
Views: 9,218,543
Posted By Bill Harris
Feel free. You can do it, as well as anybody...

Feel free. You can do it, as well as anybody else.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,634
Posted By Bill Harris
That dog really wants a chicken snack... ...

That dog really wants a chicken snack...

:norton

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,585
Posted By Bill Harris
Ouch. So what is the story? Stored outside by the...

Ouch. So what is the story? Stored outside by the seashore? In a pond? Maybe ravaged by field mice?

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 12,380
Posted By Bill Harris
I'll bet that cover has been replaced at one...

I'll bet that cover has been replaced at one time. On the early /5 oil pump covers the "notch" on the intake side (right on your first pump cover pic) extended all the way to the o-ring groove-- the...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,154
Posted By Bill Harris
But seriously, I've always assumed that the Left...

But seriously, I've always assumed that the Left Cylinder was the forward one because the rider puts his left foot down first (and/or favors the left foot).



And the chainwheel (front/pedal...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,154
Posted By Bill Harris
I'll Cronkite the answer: That's the Way it Is....

I'll Cronkite the answer: That's the Way it Is.

:D

--Bill
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,025
Posted By Bill Harris
That is some mild weather. But still... :D

That is some mild weather.

But still... :D
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Bill Harris
Or the broken nub never made it into the sump--...

Or the broken nub never made it into the sump-- there is not a lot of space between the oil filter cap/housing/crankcase. If it is in the sump, it's likely just to sit there.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,666
Posted By Bill Harris
I am impressed. Here is a LONG thread on...

I am impressed.

Here is a LONG thread on image posting-- start at the end it's REAL long.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,578
Posted By Bill Harris
Good question. I guess if you're looking for a...

Good question. I guess if you're looking for a wordy Technicolor description, visit Snobum's site. It's one of these play-it-by-ear processes. Set everything "static" and then tweak back and...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Bill Harris
That is odd. I've always thought that the two...

That is odd. I've always thought that the two feets were just to grab onto when removing the cover-- they provide no support or structure. The _only_ fly in the ointment is that the fractured...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,578
Posted By Bill Harris
Yeah, 1-1/2 Turns is a usual good starting point...

Yeah, 1-1/2 Turns is a usual good starting point on most carbs. Same with the throttle stop screws. It may or may not be close, but at least it's a consistent starting point.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,578
Posted By Bill Harris
You'll note that every so often we'll get a...

You'll note that every so often we'll get a rousing chorus of "How Great I AM" from SS. You will notice also that the good Wrenches around here never have to remind folks of their experience or let...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,578
Posted By Bill Harris
SS's miraculous behavior barely lasted a week, if...

SS's miraculous behavior barely lasted a week, if that long.

That tread that got punted to the Basement? My "personal BS posts"? the thread was Diablo's Gasket query. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,242
Posted By Bill Harris
I bought a new BMW for $1200 and rode it, and...

I bought a new BMW for $1200 and rode it, and rode it, and rode it, and rode it and am still riding it. Don't see much sense in owning multiple bikes.

My 2c.

--Bill
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By Bill Harris
+10. Just because it seems in great condition...

+10. Just because it seems in great condition and seems to run well means nothing months down the road and thousands of miles from home.

--Bill
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