Airhead Project - R65

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by SeikoKid, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    Threads are trashed.

    Dunno on the head conversion. The R65 is a shorter stoke motor so you would keep the short barrels and push rods. Rockers should be the same but the rocker mounts might not fit. Really don't know. I would only consider R65 heads. If you're interested in the racing ones I have, read over the ad first.

    I can't see videos. Sorry. If the heads are coming off, just plan on fixing it.
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  2. SeikoKid

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    can you send me a link of your sale posts? you post alot and I got way into your history then got fed up :)

    Hmm, that link should work - Its direct
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  3. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked

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    Pull what remains of the rivet straight out, the new one is an interference fit to work, so you don't want to wallow it out. The correct method of removal is to pry under the cover, then the lock can be easily removed with the key. Don't lose that thin washer or you'll need to replace it. The spark plug hole in your video has the loosest thread I've ever seen, short of being completely stripped...! :huh
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  4. SeikoKid

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    Ok, lock removed and hole drilled ready for a 5mm tap. Ill put a security screw in there once im done
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  5. SeikoKid

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    Dang it! I've come a cropper....

    for the life of me I couldn't figure out how the 2 up bench seat base was created. Rang a few custom seat upholsters but still was none the wiser
    I think I've figured out that you take the metal base of the original, cut it to shape then get one of the above mentioned chaps to do the rest ..

    Was I correct?

    However , this makes me ask about the locking pin. and how it is then attached to the frame as I won't need to have it removable

    Do I still mount my shortened rear mudguard where the existing one was?

    oh, I think I need to get a donor seat pan as this ones almost eaten away

    [​IMG]
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  6. Biebs

    Biebs BMW Airhead

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    Do away with the hinged seat. Make the seat a removable unit it will make a great upgrade the stock BMW seat hinges are a pain to remove / install. Check the interweb for more info:freaky
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  7. SeikoKid

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    not sure if mine is hinged ? by hinge do you mean the single hook underneath?
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  8. Biebs

    Biebs BMW Airhead

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  9. Padmei

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    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=494860&page=8

    it's all in Boxer odysseys thread as posted previously.


    On my GS I actually had a KLR seat floating around that had a plastic seat base. I trimmed & heated & bent it to fit.
    I need to have space for a pillion but a plastic seat could be cut down easily enough. It prob not what you want for yours & admittedly prob looks a bit queer to some but it is very comfy & shows what is possible if you start bending your mind.

    http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20676133&postcount=1346

    Keep looking & thinking & solutions will come to you. You are quite lucky as there are custom builders in your town. Nothing is as good as seeing something in person to get the feel of it & talking to the guys that make stuff. Don't be shy about it as I've found most guys are pretty happy to talk about their bikes & how to find solutions.


    BTW did I mention previously I was given a cheap plastic chinese scooter front guard I cut to fit the front wheel on Gus to use as a low guard?. you prob could cut one down further & spray it with chrome paint.
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  10. SeikoKid

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    Right, gotcha!

    Really though Im not wanting to get particulally creative on the frame and guards side. It may seem lazy but Im after finding someone who can make or supply me the parts ( cut down sub frame and seat, mudguards ) so I can simply bolt them together and continue with my rebuild.
    Im not wanting anything amazing but something like what I saw in the pictures I posted at the begining.

    Im just not able to invest all my spare time into this project as I already am devoted to a few other after work tasks and am striving for down time enough as it is.

    For me this re build is part fun, but mainly some focus with a daily usable bike at the end ands to keep it within my skilled limits
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  11. SeikoKid

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    Basic research has go me this far on expenses - more than I expected!

    Lead to unleaded conversion , helicoil, exhaust thread repair, front springs, paint, seat, tyres, battery, front discs and pads, few other odds and ends but still not everything I need

    £950

    still need to pay for the welding, engine gaskets, handle bars, grips, headlight, indicators, mudguards, engine and gearbox oils, rear brake pads
    Speedo......
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  12. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    Search for my guide to making a seat........ Use your creativity.
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  13. SeikoKid

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    Hey, I searched through all your posts but couldn't find anything. Would you have a link to the post please?
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  14. villageidiot

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  15. SeikoKid

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    Thanks for the link - great work but most certainly what I'm not wanting to get involved in!

    I was looking at some service like this
    eBay - 321198397652

    Afrer alot of thought and research I've decided this is a little out of my league

    several reasons and 1 of them being I need to move house and don't know if I will be getting a work shed again anytime soon

    I would like to offer the parts up for grabs on here but failing that I'll do what I did when I stripped my CB600 and eBay it

    However as I have the frame bare , I was thinking it might sell better if I were to have it all power-coated ready for the new owner ?

    Not seen a frame for sale recently however so unsure of it value and whether it's a worthwhile cause ?

    Was gonna do the same with the wheels too ?

    Just felt its a better way to sell it and can also save the buyer some hassle
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  16. guitstik

    guitstik Been here awhile

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    Giving up so soon? Where are you located, someone here may be interested in picking up where you left off.
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  17. Padmei

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    Good call my friend.
    My advice is to sell everything as you have it - don't spend any money on it. You'll prob make more with it parted out.
    if you advertised it on the UKGSers site you would have a better market I think.

    Some bikes like enfields are easier to cafe as there are more bolt on parts for sale. Alternately something like an older GB400/500TT is quite cool for a sunday pub run.

    Cheers padmei:thumb
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  18. SeikoKid

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    Thanks guys

    Your help on here has been superb. It is soon but better now than further down the line and money and time invested

    From here I have learnt I will return but with either a r80/100 with mono shock and I'll save the money towards a more established build - I missed one a month back on ebay that had been painted and the engine rebuilt with a custom under seat exhaust etc not finished for £550

    I don't feel threatened by putting it together , I just struggle with the welding and design side. so will aim for a Pre made seat and sub frame - oh, and try to get and engine that is unleaded :)
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  19. R100LT

    R100LT Chasing 11

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    I am in the " too early " school myself,

    You are very lucky to be in the UK .. having a choice of suppliers for alot of your build.

    Just get the heads done .. find a nice flat seat ... and I think you are right for awhile whilst heading towards a scrambler/cafe build.

    I was in the same position for the past 2 months as it raining here .. and all I could see was a collection of parts under a tarp . But with a couple of days of sun ... and a few hours putting things back on ... I am starting to " bond " with the little girl.

    I didn't ride it much before I started pulling it apart .. but the times I did .. it was a real hoot .
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  20. SeikoKid

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    Thanks for the support ! still feeling it can be done but really have to focus on my other priorities ...
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