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Forum: Airheads 10-13-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,879
Posted By Beemerguru
Sort of a rule of thumb: When you remove the...

Sort of a rule of thumb:

When you remove the old filter..pay attention to what parts are there and in what order...filter (1 or 2 rubber ends) metal ring, White O ring, gasket ( maybe yes, maybe...
Forum: Airheads 10-12-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,879
Posted By Beemerguru
Make sure you have the correct oil filter...the...

Make sure you have the correct oil filter...the R100 WITH an oil cooler or thermostat takes a different filter than an R100 with NO oil cooler.

So correct oil filter, white O ring, metal ring and...
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By Beemerguru
\\ +1 Old moonshine builder's method...

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+1

Old moonshine builder's method from way back when !

Dry with a smear on the skirts..I use 30wt dino for the first 15 minutes....immediate 3-5K rpm...vary the speed.

Run for about...
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By Beemerguru
Tach dying while riding is also a sign the bean...

Tach dying while riding is also a sign the bean can is starting to fail...when the bike stalls and then restarts...does it backfire?
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Beemerguru
Both Springs off? You might have to get a...

Both Springs off?

You might have to get a screwdriver and lever the bushing out..if it's been decades since it was serviced, one side of the bushing has carved itself a groove into the stand. Get...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 955
Posted By Beemerguru
Welcome to the place of airhead wisdom..and...

Welcome to the place of airhead wisdom..and foolishness :rofl:rofl:rofl

And you're in a great place to ride and learn. Notice all the airheads parked all over San Francisco! The local Airheads...
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By Beemerguru
Also available from BMW..someone here does make...

Also available from BMW..someone here does make harnesses.
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By Beemerguru
Year, original model, and mods will help us know...

Year, original model, and mods will help us know where you are and want to go
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Beemerguru
What I've been looking for is a unit about 4" in...

What I've been looking for is a unit about 4" in diameter to replace the stock speedo with built in lights for turn, high beam, oil, alternator, nuetral.

Still looking
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 635
Posted By Beemerguru
Timing. I'm putting in an order for 3 new...

Timing.

I'm putting in an order for 3 new starters for projects tomorro...want me to add one for you?
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,518
Posted By Beemerguru
PLease sell the BMW and go back to whatever brand...

PLease sell the BMW and go back to whatever brand you rode before. Foul mouthed hot heads won't get much help here no matter if they're new or not.
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Beemerguru
Pictures please...obvious differences betweem the...

Pictures please...obvious differences betweem the R100GS and R80G/S bag mounts. Bags are the same though...will fit the GS, G/S or ST.
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,518
Posted By Beemerguru
from Banff to Baja, coast to coast, around...

from Banff to Baja, coast to coast, around Australia, New Zealand, all over the Alps...can think of a better way or better bike to see the world.
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 948
Posted By Beemerguru
I would think an Airhead specific product...

I would think an Airhead specific product announcement to start a single thread should be acceptable....just not a periodic one.
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 635
Posted By Beemerguru
Would have been a lot easier and fast to just...

Would have been a lot easier and fast to just take the starter off and bench test.

You only have the plug in wire and the fat 12V from the battery..and then make sure the ground is good.

That...
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By Beemerguru
Won't work for heated grips or most foot...

Won't work for heated grips or most foot pegs...open ends
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 635
Posted By Beemerguru
Same suggestions apply.

Same suggestions apply.
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,518
Posted By Beemerguru
Right now I have 5 R80G/S contracts to restore or...

Right now I have 5 R80G/S contracts to restore or refurbish. 3 of those will get all the upgrades to suspension, electrical, engine, and transmissions. Custom color and seat/luggage options. One is...
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 635
Posted By Beemerguru
If you can still rotate with the plugs out, then...

If you can still rotate with the plugs out, then the shims are still in place..try re-installing the starter. Also make sure the electrical connections are solid.
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,191
Posted By Beemerguru
You may have lucked out depending on who last...

You may have lucked out depending on who last replaced the rear output seal.

You closed off the primary vent that allowed internal pressure to bleed off when running hot and long...and the...
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Beemerguru
Original color was powder coated...

Original color was powder coated...
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,222
Posted By Beemerguru
On;y 1969..R69US..'68 was still Earles fork IIRR....

On;y 1969..R69US..'68 was still Earles fork IIRR. Transition year to the /5.
Forum: Airheads 10-01-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,270
Posted By Beemerguru
Classy build. Almost like an old guy getting an...

Classy build. Almost like an old guy getting an overdose of testosterone and feeling 40 years younger...

Now he can play again!

Who is the vendor for the speedo package?
Forum: Airheads 09-30-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,844
Posted By Beemerguru
Screw the stud in so all are the same length..I...

Screw the stud in so all are the same length..I think 10" from engine case to the end.

Assemble using the old head gasket cause you'll ruin a new one. Since this is a basterdized job, you might...
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,844
Posted By Beemerguru
Either Helicoil or Timecert will fix the problem...

Either Helicoil or Timecert will fix the problem BUT..the top studs on both sides carry oil from the block down the stud to the top of the rocker arm. When you pull the stud, take a light and look up...
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By Beemerguru
Digital speedo/tach

Designing a couple custom G/S machines and would really like to bring the instrumentation into this century.

Has anyone found a reliable 4", round digital speedo that also incorporates a tach AND...
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By Beemerguru
You won't add volume..freezing water would only...

You won't add volume..freezing water would only change the shape of the existing tank..and not for the best..malformed tank. Only way to get bigger is to add some metal.
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,775
Posted By Beemerguru
Just save the pain and get a complete engine.. ...

Just save the pain and get a complete engine..

If you drove it for more than 20 miles, the media had time to get through the oil pump (scoured), through the crank and rod bearings, the rocker arm...
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By Beemerguru
You still have the brake MC under the tank? ...

You still have the brake MC under the tank?

Another option since you have a dent to pull out anyway...is to have a GOOD welder section your tank and add a couple inches to the height and/or width ...
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By Beemerguru
Try swapping out a new starter relay...also check...

Try swapping out a new starter relay...also check the mounting bolts and connections.

The other possibility is a sticking starter button..spray with electonic cleaner.
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,436
Posted By Beemerguru
Can you ride it 15 miles down to Redwood City?...

Can you ride it 15 miles down to Redwood City? Have another set of eyes look over the engine?

If so, let me know what's a good time Sunday.

Greg
1.415.205.7829
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By Beemerguru
One disclaimer you see in both is to NOT overload...

One disclaimer you see in both is to NOT overload either system with too many accessories. Too many driving lights, heated grips, heated seats, and other electron-eating things will overload the...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By Beemerguru
I've used Odessy PC680 with the John's 450...

I've used Odessy PC680 with the John's 450 version as well as with my 800 watt system for about 6 years with no issues. About a half dozen of each and the never had a battery fail to charge or start...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 902
Posted By Beemerguru
Which version did you install?..John sells 4...

Which version did you install?..John sells 4 different systems. Is this the permanent magnet one or the enhanced stock with oversized rotor/stator and diode board?

If the magnet version, make sure...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,436
Posted By Beemerguru
The breather is a simple mechanical assembly. If...

The breather is a simple mechanical assembly. If you can get it out in one piece, you should be able to clean it and reuse..but they are a PITA to get out.
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,436
Posted By Beemerguru
Obvious quesiton..you're sure it's the valve...

Obvious quesiton..you're sure it's the valve cover gasket and NOT the head gasket. What you're describing is typical blown head gasket.

Very rare to have this problem with the vavle cover gasket...
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Beemerguru
What year engine. What happened to your...

What year engine.

What happened to your engine? Is the top end any good? Bearings? Can you just use a good short block, a complete used engine or rebuilt with all new parts?
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By Beemerguru
To add what Ixhiemer said - For all R80G/S and...

To add what Ixhiemer said - For all R80G/S and early model R100GS machines, if you DO have the original wire harness and no one has every fitted the spacers between the front fender and lower...
Forum: Airheads 09-24-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,345
Posted By Beemerguru
Valeo did a redesign a number of years ago. Past...

Valeo did a redesign a number of years ago. Past versions had the magnets glued on..which is what usually failed. Latest design put grooves in the back of the magnet and armature so there was more...
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,955
Posted By Beemerguru
Go to my website below and find "Paul's R75/6" ...

Go to my website below and find "Paul's R75/6"

There's your bike with pinstripes. Tank, fenders, etc. A good body shop will usually have a pin striper on call for jobs like yours. You want hand...
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