airhead parts - the dark secrets revealed

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by datchew, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. DoktorT

    DoktorT BigBrowedNeandereer

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    So, when replacing 6v coils with 12v coils, do you just wire them like before or do you run 12v to each then make a "Y" in the points wire to connect to each??

    90% of replaced coils were function nominal, just easy to buy and mount. How did you prove the coil was bad??

    I currently see 5+ pairs of 6v stock coils currently running on eBay for $30 or less buy it now.
  2. Beemerboff

    Beemerboff Long timer

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    One of the reasons a dumb arse like me went to a single twin outlet coil was that I knew how to wire it up.

    These minature twin outlets that EuroM---- sells work feal well - I have a pair on my G/S

    Coils get old and tired just like the rest of us, so do what everyone else does, piut your worn out junk on Ecrap and get something new and better.
  3. Ohaki

    Ohaki n00b

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    Hi,

    bought a lot of parts from UK at Moto-bins.

    You also can get these damper rings there....

    http://www.motobins.co.uk/bmw-parts.php?model=R%20Series%202%20valve%20Twin

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    regards
  4. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    I've bee pulling a few monos on my Seibenrock G/S. If I keep this up what is likey to happen in terms of a twisted driveshaft, damaged gearbox?
  5. DoktorT

    DoktorT BigBrowedNeandereer

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    More stress is more wear is fewer miles to failure. Hard off road use is the reason so many G/S GS riders have shaft/tranny/clutch issues compared to us casual road riders. Once per year check of fasteners for a road machine ist gut. Every frikken day for hot shot off roaders ain't too much.
  6. disston

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    There are certainly a number of things that can break or get bent. But back in the day I was told the reason we don't do wheelies on our Airheads is because of the input shaft to the transmission. It can be twisted and will have to be removed immediately. I've seen one that was twisted and the owner said he did it by doing wheelies but I don't know how many of these it takes. I've done a couple on my R90/6 and it's still OK. That's 3, maybe, in 12 years of riding her.
  7. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    I found this subject covered in a couple of other posts, but wanted to add some additional info.

    After my flasher(1983 R80 ST) slowly died over my round trip to PA and back for the MOA Rally, I went to my local auto parts store and matched it to a Tridon EP36 12V 3 terminal flasher for $13. There were two types on the shelf, one for 2 - 4 bulbs and one for 3 - 6 bulbs. I'm guessing that the part number on mine, EP36, refers to the number of bulbs since I picked the 3 - 6 bulb model. Hey! More is better, right? It didn't dawn on me that only three bulbs are flashed at a time (two signals and the dash indicator). But it is supposedly a variable load flasher that can be used for trailering as well.

    The terminals are labeled with the same numbers as the OEM flasher instead of the letters. It was a plug and play repair.
  8. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Oh! Good to know, Mark, as I think mine is about to die.:cry


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  10. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    We don't do wheelies? I wheelie mine all the time. I always have. It's not hard on the input cush drive. I have around 200,000 wheelie prone miles (I only wheelied my R69S a couple of times) with no trouble for it whatsoever. Power shifting and dumping the clutch is hard on them, however.
  11. hardwaregrrl

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    Brad will be happy to hear this!!!:evil
  12. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    Wheelie time!
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  13. baldwithglasses

    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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  14. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    Awesome blaine! :clap It looks like you are going real slow too. I never did learn how to wheelie motorcycles going real slow. I guess I never tried much but still. I am sure I would do it anyway if it came easy!! I always wheeled dirt bikes standing on the pegs. It's a lot more useful when you are actually ripping versus sitting down IMO. I never have really learned how to ride wheelies on a street bike. I can pull them up with the right bump and ride them for a while or luck into a good on once in a while but I can't just pull one up any time anywhere at any speed like I could on dirt bikes. Still though, I have heard many a person say "I didn't know beemers could wheelie". I bet you have heard that one a time or two! :lol3
  15. hardwaregrrl

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    Ha! Blaine would never ride something that ugly.:D That's Brad aka bgoodsoil
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    blaine.hale Long timer

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    I'm just the photographer :D
    I'll let Brad take all the wheelie credit!
  17. PhineasBMW

    PhineasBMW Ride Safe!

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    I'm new here and will have a lot of questions about my 1994 R100RT. I have had many bikes in my time but now only three that I ride. Two Harley's and a BMW. The BMW has been with me for just over two years and has 52 K on it. It is showing signs of much needed maintenance. I will be doing the forks soon and need advice on that (parts) but right now I'm looking for a speedo and mufflers. Maybe complete exhaust system. I'm sure I will learn more about this forum, like where to post "looking for parts", but for now it is just a HELLO.
    Thanks, PhineasBMW
  18. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    Based on DaveF's recommendation, I decided that I too would replace the carburetor slide return springs on my /2. He noted a distinct improvement in motor operation with fresh springs. I call Bing and order them. The nice man says they are $3.36 ea., and with with regular USPS charges the total is $11.32. I chuckled that these were by far the least expensive parts I've purchased to date for the bike.
    3 weeks go by...I call Bing. Ummm I never got my springs?
    That's the mail for you, was the answer.
    I order them again, this time UPS shipping and they arrived .


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    The price of the springs went up from 3 weeks ago and the shipping was more.
    The two springs have now run me $33.32. The old ones look compressed about 1/4" than the new.
    Sure hope they make the bike run better :lol3

    Update

    I put them in and the bike settled into a steady idle better than ever....
  19. Goomicoo

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    Is this the right place for this post? The title says it all.
    I have a white one to trade if that helps! Thanks
  20. Goomicoo

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    Is this the right place for this post? The title says it all.
    I have a white one to trade if that helps! Thanks