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Forum: Airheads 09-17-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By airheadpilot
Found Josh

So, Josh moved to Iron Horse BMW in Tuscon - http://www.ironhorsemotorcycles.com/. I called him up and it was like always - I told him what I wanted, he knew what I was talking about, he reminded me...
Forum: Airheads 09-16-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By airheadpilot
Favorite places for new parts?

So, I called Ted Porter's Beemershop today to order some parts for my ST. Ted (or more accurately Josh, his parts guy) has been my go-to for BMW parts for my airheads for at least a decade now. So,...
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,514
Posted By airheadpilot
Dealer reimbursement by Yamaha

Question for all of you out there who are dealers or work at dealers. Obviously, when I pay my dealer for the labor they put in on my repair, they're going to get the full whack. But what about the...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,514
Posted By airheadpilot
Update from Yamaha

I'm finally to a point where I can post an update. Basically, it took the dealer 7 weeks to pull it apart to the point where they could confirm all the damage and write up a work order to be...
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,514
Posted By airheadpilot
Talked to the dealer yesterday. Ballpark figure...

Talked to the dealer yesterday. Ballpark figure for the repair is $3K, which includes pistons and rings, which we won't know are required until they get into the motor. They talked to Yamaha, who...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,514
Posted By airheadpilot
Super Tenere Cam Chain Tensioner Failure

A couple of weeks ago I went to hop on my 2012 Super Tenere (54K miles) to ride home from school. I hit the start button and it fired for a few times and then abruptly died. Bummer. Tried again -...
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 107,409
Posted By airheadpilot
Latest Iteration

Mine's sort of a rolling testbed for my need to f&%k with a perfectly good motorcycle, but I'm liking the latest iteration the best so far. My 1983, #7547:
...
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 20,707
Posted By airheadpilot
1972 r75/5 swb

#2984031

http://airheadpilot.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-BMW-R755/i-wZLhjJN/0/L/photo%202-1-L.jpg

http://airheadpilot.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-BMW-R755/i-3z6CXqh/0/L/photo%205-L.jpg
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Forum: Airheads 05-28-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2,812
Views: 512,708
Posted By airheadpilot
1983 R80ST "G/S Special"

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Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2,489
Views: 579,105
Posted By airheadpilot
1971 Moto Guzzi Ambassador for sale

Yo,

I posted my 71 Ambo for sale. Asking $6,000 or best offer. Check out the main ad in the Flea Market here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21178983#post21178983). Here's a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,817
Posted By airheadpilot
Yeah, that doesn't exactly help me... :rofl

Yeah, that doesn't exactly help me... :rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,817
Posted By airheadpilot
Someone stop me - I really want to cafe my Ambassador

So I have this '71 Ambassador. I bought it as a rolling heap off of eBay on a whim, and had a great time fixing it up. It's apart right now getting a fresh rear main oil seal, but I expect it to be...
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 24,934
Views: 4,604,475
Posted By airheadpilot
Oil Light on Cold Engine

I don't remember ever reading anything like this, so I don't think it's 205, but I had a heartstopping moment the other day. I left for work as I do every morning and let the bike idle while I put...
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24,934
Views: 4,604,475
Posted By airheadpilot
HID bulbs from DDM Tuning

Based on a recommendation from another inmate (Page 924-ish of this thread), I just installed HID H7 bulbs in my S10 from DDM Tuning. Kit was $60 delivered to my door, and all of the components...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,305
Posted By airheadpilot
I managed about 7K out of my rear Tourance EXP. ...

I managed about 7K out of my rear Tourance EXP. I replaced it with a Michelin Pilot Road 3 which was a vastly better tire on the road and lasted 9K miles. I'm now on my second rear PR3.

With...
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 58,223
Posted By airheadpilot
Awesome - thanks!

Awesome - thanks!
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 58,223
Posted By airheadpilot
LED lights

Greg,

I know you've posted this before somewhere, but can you give me the skinny on your LED lights? Which brand and model are they? Total current draw for all three? How much nighttime light...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-09-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7,273
Views: 3,322,346
Posted By airheadpilot
Nah, those things will just slow you down.

Nah, those things will just slow you down.
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,981
Posted By airheadpilot
You need both

Old bikes are fun. New bikes are better. Keep the R80 for the smile it will bring to your face and the new bike (F800 or whatever) because it's a better bike. However, don't think that by doing...
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By airheadpilot
Any transmission from any airhead manufactured...

Any transmission from any airhead manufactured 1981 or later should work, including the R65.
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,838
Posted By airheadpilot
Have you had any luck with painting frame...

Have you had any luck with painting frame components with him? I'm plotting a cosmetic re-fresh of my R75/5 and I want to do the frame, subframe, swingarm, centerstand, etc in the same color as the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2,489
Views: 579,105
Posted By airheadpilot
R80G/S Fox Twin Clicker Shock

Posted in the main Flea Market. Check it out here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=18077111#post18077111):
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,066
Posted By airheadpilot
I got $150 USD for my totally re-worked G/S front...

I got $150 USD for my totally re-worked G/S front end. Way less than I had into it, which is a shame, but it was a good lesson.

The clamps on my front end are stock geometry for the Yamaha...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,066
Posted By airheadpilot
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,066
Posted By airheadpilot
KYB forks from a Yamaha WR/YZ

I also went the route of putting G/S forks on my ST and will agree with others here - it was a waste of time. They're lousy forks. I did the full Racetech upgrade on them, including cartridge...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2,489
Views: 579,105
Posted By airheadpilot
Complete Airhead Charging System

Also posted in the regular FM:

I have a complete charging system for a 1981-on airhead. Includes stator, rotor, voltage regulator, diode board, and several of the associated wiring harnesses. ...
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,679
Posted By airheadpilot
I've been through a few sets on my R80ST - first...

I've been through a few sets on my R80ST - first in the stock configuration and then in its more recent configuration. They're a pretty good all-around dual-sport tire. Their wet-weather...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 170,552
Posted By airheadpilot
Berkeley Honda Yamaha got 8 in today. One of the...

Berkeley Honda Yamaha got 8 in today. One of the black ones is mine. I'm picking it up on Tuesday.

Andrew
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,889
Posted By airheadpilot
I wonder if the early 70's bikes could have a...

I wonder if the early 70's bikes could have a solid drive shaft because the heavy flywheel dampened sudden abrupt power changes. I think they went to cush drive shafts just before they went to the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,889
Posted By airheadpilot
Solid Driveshaft?

As far as I'm aware, all of the later airheads have some form of "cush drive" dampner in the drive shaft. Is this mostly there for the comfort of the rider, or to protect the workings of the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-19-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2,489
Views: 579,105
Posted By airheadpilot
WTB Airhead Monoshock

Looking for a driveshaft for a monoshock airhead for a project. 81-86 R80 G/S, 88-95 R100RT, 88-on R100RS, any of the bigger twins from 1986-on. Not the R65. Will consider the swingarm also. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-18-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2,489
Views: 579,105
Posted By airheadpilot
Nearly New R100GS Exhaust Bits

Posted over in the main Flea Market. Check out the ad here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=16427699#post16427699).

Andrew
Forum: Old's Cool 07-18-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2,489
Views: 579,105
Posted By airheadpilot
Luftmeister Fuel Injection for Airheads

Posted over in the main Flea Market here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=16427626#post16427626). Asking $400 shipped to the continental US.

Andrew
Forum: Vendors 06-30-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2,300
Views: 754,421
Posted By airheadpilot
Universal vs. Specific Top Case rack?

Roger,

Like many others here I have a Yamaha Super Tenere on order. I commute in freeway traffic everyday and really like having a top case to put my briefcase in instead of wearing a backpack. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-28-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,388
Posted By airheadpilot
I didn't see that the complete hub was still...

I didn't see that the complete hub was still available, but the gear set could be had for $450 brand new shipped. Subsequent to this post I found online a PDF of the original factory service manual...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,388
Posted By airheadpilot
Changing the crown and pinion gears in an R80ST or R80 G/S

All,

I'm running a 1000cc motor (9.5:1 compression, big valve heads, 40mm Bings, etc.) in my R80ST and I'd like to go with the taller final drive ratio. The 37/11 is almost too snappy now (think...
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,502
Posted By airheadpilot
Something I've wanted to try (but don't currently...

Something I've wanted to try (but don't currently have a Paralever bike to try it on) is combining the 1150 swingarm with the airhead drum brake final drive. I've seen photos of some of the HPN...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-16-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,278
Posted By airheadpilot
I'll throw my $0.02 in here. My opinion on...

I'll throw my $0.02 in here.

My opinion on airhead frame bracing is that the airhead frames are pretty stout when you use the bike for what it was designed for. Putting on long-travel forks and...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-13-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,376
Posted By airheadpilot
I was actually going for desert tan or sand,...

I was actually going for desert tan or sand, similar to the color that was an option for the Toyota FJ Cruiser. It actually turned out a little lighter than I was going for, but it's close enough. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-13-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,376
Posted By airheadpilot
R80 G/S PD Tank

It's been shown before, but here's my R80ST sporting a steel PD tank from an R80 G/S.

http://airheadpilot.smugmug.com/Other/1983-BMW-R80-GST/i-6gtsWj6/0/L/005-L.jpg

Regards,

adh
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