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Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 180,193
Posted By kwb210
1960 R50 new to me this summer

I have /5's, /6's and my regular rider/tourer a 1977 R100/7. I enjoy these bikes. I went with a friend to look at this 1960 R50 that belonged to an older women, for reference I am now eligible for...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,099
Posted By kwb210
Decided to use POR-15

I decided to use POR-15. The Red-Kote is a thicker coating and sounds ideal for a tank with pin hole size leaks from rust, I have zero rust, just had a thick coating of crud which in turn protected...
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,099
Posted By kwb210
Old Gas. White Vinegar.

Just picked up a slash ... , well, doesn't matter. Bike has 21,000 miles and was parked in 1985. Fuel tank was nearly full and for some reason the carbs were drained, 50% lucky.
I poured out the...
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By kwb210
/5's are fun

Great project! I have a couple of fives. One restored to perfect and it resides in my friends living room! Great conversation piece. The others I ride, last summer I rode my 1973 R75/5 and my son...
Forum: Airheads 05-21-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,489
Posted By kwb210
Tech Day Project

It is not noted in your signature where you live (good idea to at least add the State). There may be a Airhead Beemer Club Tech Day in your area. Just show up with the removed fork slider!
Let us...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,328
Posted By kwb210
Loaded or solo or ?

How are you running? I have a 1977 R100, loaded and running the Avon's I use 38 rear and 32-34 front. I see pretty good mileage at those numbers. A few yrs back when I changed to Avon's I followed...
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By kwb210
Idle smooth? Just off idle...

Did I read correctly that idle is smooth? No shaking. Then when you crack throttle it gets rough? Assuming carb parts are new or at least newer and carb is clean. Usually that is the cable...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,576
Posted By kwb210
Duh...

I did not even mention the bike info...
1977 R100/7 and I have the Omega 450w charging system. Regarding which EME purchased I purchased the optical one for the stock Bosch 3 phase alternator....
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,576
Posted By kwb210
Dyna Electronic as backup?

I have been running Dyna ignition for a few yrs. the only time I had a failure was in very heavy rain, driving for about 5 hrs at highway speeds in a downpour. Water entered the cooling vents and...
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By kwb210
Slash 5's don't have vents

Slash 5's do not have any vents in the front cover. While the electrics need some cooling when temps get high, blocking them off for a couple of hours in temps of under 65 degrees can't have any...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By kwb210
Since I am 1,500 miles from home the duct tape...

Since I am 1,500 miles from home the duct tape has an appeal. I agree the temps should not effect any cooling issues. I will stop by a hardware store and see if they have additional ideas on tape...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By kwb210
Cam nose

Have you checked to see if the cam nose, the end of the cam, is bent? I had an R100 that would use up points and noticed the end of the cam was ever so slightly bent. I installed electronic...
Forum: Airheads 03-31-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By kwb210
On the road, in the rain: duct tape ft cover vents?

I am on my 1977 R100/7 and have been hitting very heavy rain, enough that so that it got into the points compartment and the bike quit. Did I mention it was raining, like that Noah guy and the...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,214
Posted By kwb210
PineSol

PineSol diluted about 50/50 with water has been what I have used so far. Lemon scent of course! I also agree on a heated solution, preheat prior to the 480 second cycle.
Guess i will continue on...
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,214
Posted By kwb210
Witch Doctor brews: UltraSonic cleaner for carbs

Just got an ultra sonic cleaner to do carbs. What is a common solution to use? I will be cleaning BMW Bings and would find as an extra benefit if the bodies came out shiny. I am attracted to shiny...
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,319
Posted By kwb210
bottom bumper

its what happens to the bottom bumper. They cost about $9.50 each at www.bmwhuckys/com (http://www.bmwhuckys/com) look under Fork - Shock - Parts and it is a big white piece of plastic part number...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,240
Posted By kwb210
Where are you going to find the correct wiring colors?

Where will you source the various wiring colors? I have not found a source for the various stripped wiring. The two harnesses are $54and $71 from Huckys (www.bmwhucky.com ). Kind of makes me think...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By kwb210
The MOA Rally is coming to town. I'm not a big...

The MOA Rally is coming to town.
I'm not a big MOA Rally guy but in my backyard?....hell ya!:clap



Let us know the corrdinates for your backyard...:rofl
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By kwb210
Motorrad Elektrik Alpha Ignition System vs.Dyna III Electronic

I have the Dyna III electronic setup on my 1977 R100. Works fine. Bike starts in a split second, it feels great. I have had one failure of the "black box", it left me stranded many many miles from...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,064
Posted By kwb210
Oil pan inspection

Great advice on doing just a little and then riding her to further your plan. I would for sure drop the oil pan, you are changing oil so why not be sure there is no sludge or worst, to draw up into...
Forum: Airheads 12-18-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By kwb210
$4,000 is a terrific offer!

I am currently assembling a 1974 R90/6. I have what sounds like these folks have, powdercoated frame, blah blah, parts, parts, reciepts etc. If someone offered me $5,000 when "finished" and all the...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By kwb210
complete cam

Look on flea bay. I just purchased a complete cam, sprockets etc and even a cam nose that was not broken off! I think I paid about $50 or so. With the complete unit I did not have to mess with...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,236
Posted By kwb210
A certain Seattle airhead "mechanic"

OMG! He strikes again. I am working on one of his students...apparently he felt the oil pans have such a high stress position in the overall picture that massive amounts of blue loctite were needed!...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,236
Posted By kwb210
Airhead community is coming back

I think the airhead community is starting to gain speed. I am in Bellingham, and I am sure there are some Skagit and Snohomish heads around, just sleeping! Next up needs to be a tech day. I am...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,707
Posted By kwb210
Discovered the 5 last summer

I usually ride a newer bike, 1977 R100, but last summer my son was visiting and we decided to ride a couple of my 5's to the Salem Rally. He rode a 1971 R75 and I rode a 1973 R75. We did about...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,236
Posted By kwb210
Those "fives" can grow on you...

Un believable to find ANY slash 5 in the Pacific Northwest for that price...and it's looks complete! Great work. I love wrenching and riding my 5's . Keep me posted on what you have in mind, I...
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,060
Posted By kwb210
Bellingham is getting going too

Way up here where Costco is a Canadian store...we have a few guys that meet about airheads. All motorcycle talk is important! And Airhead Wrangler, we need to meet so I can thank you in person for...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 16,962
Posted By kwb210
Get your papers in La Paz

I think the whole Baja area is a tourist zone, you don't need any import stuff if not leaving the Baja. You should just ride south to La Paz and do the paperwork down there. Less hassle.
I'd also...
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,053
Posted By kwb210
Making it run

A year ago I bought a '72R75/5 that had sat for some time. I pulled the carbs, they were somewhat clean, yours look dirty, disassemble them and rebuild, that way you will have proper fuel delivery...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 16,962
Posted By kwb210
Bellingham To Brazil, Not Coming Back

My son did this trip last year. He has some good info on travel in Mex, Central Am and Columbia. He had planned on 2 weeks in Columbia but it was so beautiful and entertaining he stayed for quite...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,393
Posted By kwb210
I agree...how is your charging system?

Blame the battery. Blame the battery. I run all Westco batteries. Just ordered 5 more for my rental airheads. The last 4 bikes I bought had somewhat poor batteries as far as strength goes so new...
Forum: Airheads 06-06-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By kwb210
running or not

I don't think it matters if bike runs or not. Shipper is not interested in riding it even up a ramp. Of the last 2 bikes I had shipped, one was a runner and the other had not been run for over 10...
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,362
Posted By kwb210
5 United

Regarding the speedo assembly - go to this page: http://5united.org/
and then to to this section: http://5united.org/articles/ and head over to the speedo/tach rebuilding sub section. Gives you an...
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,342
Posted By kwb210
We really did do something!

What can you say about a wildly successful tech day? Two other Yanks and I rode up from the States in rain. We carried various tools and parts to perform all kinds of deeds on needy airheads. As...
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,342
Posted By kwb210
two yanks comin' up

There will be two of us coming from the US of A. We will allow time for the truly excellent border experience(!) and begin thinking in metric and the way the month,year, date thing unravels to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4,549
Views: 1,103,620
Posted By kwb210
Nine Queens

Wind Journeys has the coolest accordian duel, crazy good. Another fun movie is Nine Queens, also sub titties, titliest, titles.
kurt
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By kwb210
Woodriff Key stuck on crank R100

I am replacing a timing chain and small sprocket on a 1984 R100 with about 125,000 miles of excellent care on the clock. The chain is slightly loose and the upper sprocket shows some wear - so -...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,034
Posted By kwb210
Exactly

+1
Yes, couple of items each winter. On my 1977 R100 I just finished having the Final Drive splines rebuilt by Hansen's Motorcycle in Medford, OR
http://www.hansensmc.com/default.asp?page=spline...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,528
Posted By kwb210
Spline Repair in Oregon

I just got my final drive back from Hansen's Motorcycle in Medford, Oregon. http://www.hansensmc.com/default.asp?page=spline I have about 105,000 miles and about 25% left on the splines, this is on...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,948
Posted By kwb210
I just got a 1973 too

I just picked up a 1973 LWB R75/5, fairly well taken care of but still needs some care. I don't plan on ANY "pretty" work, just make the mechanicals near perfect. Clean and re-grease the steering...
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