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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By Big Bamboo
It looks to me like the stresses of being on the...

It looks to me like the stresses of being on the stand have bent it out / forward when deployed. I had the same thing happen to one of mine, right before it cracked and broke in half! :eek1
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,165
Posted By Big Bamboo
How about something like this? (it almost looks...

How about something like this? (it almost looks like stock mufflers mounted upside down on straight headers...) http://silodrome.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/BMW-Rennsport.jpg
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7,242
Views: 1,444,997
Posted By Big Bamboo
They would have had drum front brakes from the...

They would have had drum front brakes from the factory. Somebody did an "upgrade".
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By Big Bamboo
Yep, it's tweaked. The curve should wrap around...

Yep, it's tweaked. The curve should wrap around the muffler with just the tab showing from above.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,200
Posted By Big Bamboo
THIS is the slide needle:...

THIS is the slide needle: http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/NotesParts/13111337692_1_B.jpg
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,165
Posted By Big Bamboo
I always thought the RS54 exhaust looked nice:...

I always thought the RS54 exhaust looked nice: http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/hirono_mach/imgs/4/c/4c64cb54.jpg
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7,242
Views: 1,444,997
Posted By Big Bamboo
Motorcycle Ski Racing 1953 Austria

http://1.mshcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Bike-1.jpg
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 925
Posted By Big Bamboo
The 60/6 cylinders might work. 1976 was the...

The 60/6 cylinders might work. 1976 was the transition year to larger spigots, Max has both sizes listed.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-21-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,636
Posted By Big Bamboo
Cool! That brings my known good usable spare rear...

Cool! That brings my known good usable spare rear drive collection up a notch!
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,763
Posted By Big Bamboo
Here are the clamps I use:...

Here are the clamps I use: http://www.busdepot.com/311133515
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By Big Bamboo
Also, you might want to check that your advance...

Also, you might want to check that your advance unit isn't sticking. Using a strobe timing light, does the mark move smoothly from the "S" at idle to the "F" at full advance?
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,656
Posted By Big Bamboo
Do you need the mounts as well? SWB or LWB are...

Do you need the mounts as well? SWB or LWB are different. I have a set off a LWB R100RS, PM me if interested
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 925
Posted By Big Bamboo
Welcome to the R60 owners club! Just a thought; ...

Welcome to the R60 owners club! Just a thought; I've been working on a friends R60/6 with just over 100,000 miles. He is the original owner and likes to baby it, but the rear drive splines were...
Forum: Regional forums 12-21-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 908
Views: 131,517
Posted By Big Bamboo
Thanks! It's a 1972 BMW R75/5:...

Thanks! It's a 1972 BMW R75/5: http://m2.i.pbase.com/g9/51/962751/2/154926492.EsINE6Fw.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16,145
Views: 9,665,058
Posted By Big Bamboo
Anticipation

<a href="<iframe width=" 420"="" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/4NwP3wes4M8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="">"><a href="<iframe width=" 420"="" height="315"...
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 755
Posted By Big Bamboo
I'd hold off on buying a battery until jumping...

I'd hold off on buying a battery until jumping from a car proves it's the problem. Also, try cleaning all the connections associated with the starting circuit; battery cables, starter relay, ignition...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Posted By Big Bamboo
"Assembly is the reverse of disassembly" Haynes...

"Assembly is the reverse of disassembly" Haynes :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,763
Posted By Big Bamboo
Yep, after I got a batch of the too large braided...

Yep, after I got a batch of the too large braided from BMW, I switched to the smooth stuff. Much better and no clamps necessary, but I use them anyway. I use clamps designed for fuel injection that...
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7,242
Views: 1,444,997
Posted By Big Bamboo
http://m5.i.pbase.com/g9/51/962751/2/158583625.Dje...

http://m5.i.pbase.com/g9/51/962751/2/158583625.Dje39BtE.jpg
Forum: Regional forums 12-20-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 908
Views: 131,517
Posted By Big Bamboo
Yep, took a ride down the Puna side and had the...

Yep, took a ride down the Puna side and had the fish and chips recommended. They were slammed at around 3:00 in the afternoon, and said the same "one hour wait", so I did the Pahoa - Kalapana -...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,636
Posted By Big Bamboo
So there's no reason why any dual shock disc...

So there's no reason why any dual shock disc drive wouldn't work with a drum wheel?
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16,145
Views: 9,665,058
Posted By Big Bamboo
Huh, took me awhile to realize they were all...

Huh, took me awhile to realize they were all Indians... :freaky
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,636
Posted By Big Bamboo
Can you elaborate on this? It sounds backwards to...

Can you elaborate on this? It sounds backwards to me. Reason being; I have a disc rear drive from a 1978 R100RS and want to convert it to drum use. The drum rear drives have a cast lip around the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-20-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 136,809
Posted By Big Bamboo
Puna coast road, Coconut Palms

http://m5.i.pbase.com/g9/51/962751/2/158583625.Dje39BtE.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-20-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 136,809
Posted By Big Bamboo
Puna coast road, Mangrove trees

http://m4.i.pbase.com/g9/51/962751/2/158583624.4SzG4qHG.jpg
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Big Bamboo
http://www.bmwhucky.com/010034.html

http://www.bmwhucky.com/010034.html
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Big Bamboo
Yep, get the kit. The bore is most likely OK. I...

Yep, get the kit. The bore is most likely OK. I have pulled quite a few super crusty, stuck calipers apart before. Always amazed how clean the bores were...
Forum: Airheads 12-19-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By Big Bamboo
To prove it's the battery, jump it from a car...

To prove it's the battery, jump it from a car battery...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Big Bamboo
Somewhere I've seen a stock front fender mounted...

Somewhere I've seen a stock front fender mounted reversed to good effect.
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By Big Bamboo
Plugged idle jet.

Plugged idle jet.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-17-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16,145
Views: 9,665,058
Posted By Big Bamboo
Lillian LaFrance

http://theselvedgeyard.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/3407480330_3ab03850a7.jpg?w=700&h=486
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 849
Posted By Big Bamboo
Previous Owners; teaching current BMW owners how...

Previous Owners; teaching current BMW owners how to be mechanics for XXX years...:deal
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By Big Bamboo
All my tires that are in "regular use" get worn...

All my tires that are in "regular use" get worn out in 1.5 years... :lol3
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,243
Posted By Big Bamboo
No need, Duane already did. From Boxerworks:...

No need, Duane already did. From Boxerworks: "This time I watched the whole video. I was able to recognize/remember many of the procedures shown.

If that was a wobble test, it can't work in any...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By Big Bamboo
Well, five year old tires is getting up there in...

Well, five year old tires is getting up there in age. A lot depends on how they were stored. How long before you need new ones?
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By Big Bamboo
Check the build date:...

Check the build date: http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Libraries/Riding_Street_Images/20101111TireDate.sflb.ashx
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 899
Posted By Big Bamboo
Remember, the felt block doesn't rub on the cam;...

Remember, the felt block doesn't rub on the cam; it rubs on the advance unit. The advance unit gets the thick grease on the outside, from the felt, and very thin grease inside, where it rotates on...
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 899
Posted By Big Bamboo
Double timing images is most likely worn timing...

Double timing images is most likely worn timing chain and gears; cams don't bend themselves. It it backfiring while your holding speed or popping on deceleration? Popping on decel indicates lean...
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By Big Bamboo
Note; there's a guy selling reproduction factory...

Note; there's a guy selling reproduction factory manuals on eBay; Quality is good, but the photos are a bit dark. Still, for $36.50 delivered, about 1/2 the cost of original: ...
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By Big Bamboo
Yep, this bike was stored for 20 years in a humid...

Yep, this bike was stored for 20 years in a humid environment. Amazingly, all the lights, starter etc worked when I installed a new battery. It fired right up with no smoke and settled into a stable...
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