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Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,717
Posted By Beemerguru
Come on down to the shop Sat on the way to...

Come on down to the shop Sat on the way to Adventure Designs open house.

I have G/S, GS, a /6 and /5 restoration being finished,,,and a couple other interesting beemers. We'll talk options and...
Forum: Airheads 03-03-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Beemerguru
Different length and design.

Different length and design.
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By Beemerguru
Quick side of the road fix is to simply turn the...

Quick side of the road fix is to simply turn the valve cover upside down so the crack is on top.

I've got a few peanut covers and the later model covers with small scratches but no holes..$20 if...
Forum: Airheads 02-09-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 875
Posted By Beemerguru
If you powder coat the rims, you have to rough up...

If you powder coat the rims, you have to rough up the surface where the tire mounts on the rim..The new powder surface is too smooth so the tire moves..and leaks.

Hit it with some sandpaper and...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Beemerguru
Before you do anything, put the bike on the...

Before you do anything, put the bike on the center stand and with only 2 fingers, move the front wheel from side to side...paying attention to when the wheel is straight ahead...any notchiness?...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,927
Posted By Beemerguru
I'd say a mid to late '80s R80 or R100RT with the...

I'd say a mid to late '80s R80 or R100RT with the fairing removed after the wreck...no instrument cluster, fairing, bags, etc. Probably bought it back from the insurance company for a couple hundred...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By Beemerguru
Should be bushings in every hole so you seem to...

Should be bushings in every hole so you seem to be missing 2. The bottom holes should also have a big flat washer that covers the rubber bushing so the shock doesn't take a walk off the stud.
...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,856
Posted By Beemerguru
I'm wiaiting to hear what you found when you...

I'm wiaiting to hear what you found when you checked the valves...always the first thing you check when hard starting.
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,264
Posted By Beemerguru
A new R80G/S main wire harness is around $200 and...

A new R80G/S main wire harness is around $200 and takes maybe 2 hours to replace start to finish. If yours is original..and 30 years old..may be time. Last time I checked, BMW had 1K on the...
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By Beemerguru
I had 20 sets of the unique R80G/S solo seat...

I had 20 sets of the unique R80G/S solo seat brackets made and then anodized. Have 10 sets left..you can also use the BMW knobs used for the R100RT windshield adjuster. Easy to grab and turn.
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,545
Posted By Beemerguru
I've built a few in that price range but they...

I've built a few in that price range but they were all upgraded, refurbished, and ready for RTW trips.
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,253
Posted By Beemerguru
Take your time and learn each system on the bike....

Take your time and learn each system on the bike.

IF the battery really is good, then check the grounds and then the connectors on the starter relay. Get a test light and start following the...
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By Beemerguru
Can't open the link but you should look for an...

Can't open the link but you should look for an R80ST front fender..lower but it doesn't use the same steel fork brace..it uses one less sturdy since it was made for the street.
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 28,051
Posted By Beemerguru
Not quite true...the OLD By-laws were followed to...

Not quite true...the OLD By-laws were followed to the letter...any previous chair could have done the same thing. And it's not just one person..again the current By_laws require a majority...
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,029
Posted By Beemerguru
Something quick and easy...pull the gas tank and...

Something quick and easy...pull the gas tank and check the connectors for the handlebar controls..

Take seat off.

turn petcocks off (hope you don't have a full tank)

Pull both gas lines off...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 28,051
Posted By Beemerguru
Everything going on is all operational in...

Everything going on is all operational in nature...mainly around fiscal controls and updated By-Laws.

For a regular new or old member, the Airmail is still being published, Barley Therapies are...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 28,051
Posted By Beemerguru
I was the "featured" new presenter at SuperTech...

I was the "featured" new presenter at SuperTech last year and had a blast..great format and wonderful group of people. The Left Coast group is working on starting something similar. I hope the PA...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By Beemerguru
Use only one seal and one washer..ETK shows the...

Use only one seal and one washer..ETK shows the order.
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 28,051
Posted By Beemerguru
Application for office will open in the spring so...

Application for office will open in the spring so make plans to run for Airmarshal or if an Airmarshal, run for Director.

Or just stay a member and enjoy the tech sessions, rides, and Barley...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 28,051
Posted By Beemerguru
Gotta love the internet for getting news out fast...

Gotta love the internet for getting news out fast whether it's true or not :rofl:rofl:rofl

Small error while converting the membership DB which is kept in linked Excel spreadsheets..and an...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By Beemerguru
Early and later R100GS and GS PD tanks as well as...

Early and later R100GS and GS PD tanks as well as R80G/S PD steel tank.

All fit with no mods.
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By Beemerguru
A long shot of lubricant into the hole also helps...

A long shot of lubricant into the hole also helps get the @#$%^ wire out of the frame.
Forum: Airheads 12-11-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,949
Posted By Beemerguru
Old moonshiner's trick for building fast engines...

Old moonshiner's trick for building fast engines before they migrated over to start NASCAR..Learned that trick from the old grease monkey mechanics when I first started building dune buggies back in...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,992
Posted By Beemerguru
BMW couldn't make up their mind where to put the...

BMW couldn't make up their mind where to put the VIN...sometimes it's on the head brace..sometimes on the tube under the right side of the engine....then for a time they got brilliant and punched it...
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,225
Posted By Beemerguru
Go to my site and find "John's G/S" for a...

Go to my site and find "John's G/S" for a teardown and refurbishing of a G/S.
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,013
Posted By Beemerguru
What your dad has there was one of the best...

What your dad has there was one of the best touring motorcycle setups at the time. With the Lufty fairing and the rear bags, a couple could tour the country or the paved world in comfort. Clothes,...
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,225
Posted By Beemerguru
The Endurolast system will work well IF you mount...

The Endurolast system will work well IF you mount the rectifier in the air to keep it cool AND you make sure the ground wire is solidly mounted.

You have enough juice so you can run a heated...
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,225
Posted By Beemerguru
The swing arm bearings weren't properly...

The swing arm bearings weren't properly installed..they need to be flush with the end...yours are protruding.

The oil in the front could be from the O ring for the bean can.

Was the engine...
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,561
Posted By Beemerguru
The original system was designed when there...

The original system was designed when there wasn't low draw LED lights so if you were heading for the outback or rode year round, 2 up, in all types of weather,,you didn't have too many options....
Forum: Airheads 11-21-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,561
Posted By Beemerguru
Actually some of the biggest draws I've seen on...

Actually some of the biggest draws I've seen on an airhead was from the 3 phase wire set..the plug into the BACK of the diode board is rarely seen or maintained. And it can/will turn green from...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By Beemerguru
If your going for the concours look, then it's...

If your going for the concours look, then it's sand and paint. Looks as good if not better than the factory.

If you build off road G/Ss like I do, it always powder coat the hard parts - frame,...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,561
Posted By Beemerguru
A decent post '81 airhead charging system will...

A decent post '81 airhead charging system will handle a heated vest, heated grips, and high beam for periods of time. Even thought the stock voltmeter isn't close to accurate, you can use is as a...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By Beemerguru
That drive shaft was also used on other mono...

That drive shaft was also used on other mono airheads too
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Beemerguru
Replacing these parts every 50-60K miles make a...

Replacing these parts every 50-60K miles make a big difference in how the bike runs..they just gradually wear out and you don't notice.
Forum: Airheads 11-14-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By Beemerguru
FINALLY :rofl:rofl:rofl

FINALLY :rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 28,051
Posted By Beemerguru
From Greg - Airmarshals participation

The Airheads is a bottom up club about serving the members..not top down. Input and criticism for Airmarshals and members are expected and encouraged. Having 3K ideas coming gives a lot of options to...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 28,051
Posted By Beemerguru
IMPORTANT,,,everyone please read

I've volunteered, and every one of the Airheads senior leadership has accepted, my offer to assist the Club in finding a resolution to the current situation.

For members, the club will continue...
Forum: Airheads 11-11-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By Beemerguru
How much of the original engine is still good?...

How much of the original engine is still good? Can you make it with a good short block?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,016
Posted By Beemerguru
New knees and riding

The last 8 months before the operation were filled with lots of pain walking, hurting getting in and out of cars, having to stop and stretch every 30 minutes on the G/S, and not even fitting on...
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 28,051
Posted By Beemerguru
It's not unusual for volunteer organizations to...

It's not unusual for volunteer organizations to go through a messy period like this...MOA did in the late '90s when they were changing from a large club to a real member organization with structure....
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